Technology

Calix First to Bring Booming Mesh Wi-Fi Opportunity to Communications Service Providers

PETALUMA, CA – August 22, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Subscriber Driven Intelligent Access, announced the first mesh-enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi solution designed specifically for communications service providers. With this announcement, Calix is delivering mesh-enabling software upgrades to its GigaCenter solutions and adding the new 804Mesh satellites. These enhancements will transform home Wi-Fi coverage and enable GigaCenter solutions to intelligently adapt to today’s increasingly complex home Wi-Fi environments.

Distributors playing increasingly important role in the supply of ICT products

Europe’s leading distributors increased their share of the supply chain, growing their revenues by an average of 5.4% while overall the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry grew by just 0.3% according to the latest research from IT Europa and Gartner respectively. The ICT industry has been changing fast with Managed Services and Cloud-based applications driving much of the growth and the Distribution sector would seem to be evolving to address this shift.

HomeGrid Forum’s Donna Yasay steps down as President

Beaverton, Ore. 31 July 2017 - HomeGrid Forum has announced that Donna Yasay will be stepping down as President following a successful two years with the Forum. Under Donna’s leadership, the HomeGrid Forum has become a pioneer in the networking and communications market, ensuring G.hn products are multi-vendor interoperable even with multi-vendor silicon.

Businesses could save 15% by equipping their mobile workforce with rugged devices

Pay now to save later says latest research from analyst IDC and Panasonic Business

Bracknell, UK. 12 JULY 2017 - Businesses could make total cost of ownership savings of 15% over five years by equipping their mobile workforces with rugged notebooks, tablets and handheld devices, according to calculations by Panasonic Business. It’s TCO Calculator, launched today, shows that these savings could be achieved through reduced failure rates and extended use if Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad devices were deployed.

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance supports the European Commission’s European Electronic Communications Code

Brussels, Belgium, 27 June 2017: The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposed European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and has suggested recommendations to ensure the Code’s spectrum provisions extend connectivity for Europe’s citizens now and in the future. The EECC is part of the European Commission’s plans for improved connectivity in Europe through Wi-Fi, 5G, and high-speed Gigabit broadband capable of supporting upcoming technologies and bandwidth-hungry applications.

Powered by Battery: The Ryobi Electric Riding Lawnmower

A few weeks ago during my visit to the local Home Depot, I came across the Ryobi RM480E, an all-battery powered electric riding lawn mower. Ryobi claims that you'll get up to 2 hours of run time or cut up to 2 acres on a single charge. This quiet, smooth battery powered riding mower houses three high-torque brushless motors to support the mower's blades and drivetrain.  The RM480E's uses four 12V lead acid batteries instead of lithium-ion which given the choice  and given the size of the mower  so they're not lithium).

Panasonic cements position as Europe’s leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer

BRACKNELL, UK. 8TH JUNE 2017 - Panasonic has cemented its position as Europe’s leading rugged mobile computing manufacturer in the latest market analysis from VDC Research. With its Panasonic Toughbook range, the company extended its market-leading share of the European rugged notebook market with a 67% revenue share of sales in 2016. The Panasonic Toughpad tablet range continued to lead the rugged tablet market with a 56% revenue share of sales and the company’s expansion into the rugged handheld market accelerated with year-on-year growth of 176%.

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