Achilles partners with Orpheus to offer supply chain cyber risk management and intelligence
Achilles Information partners with Orpheus, UK Government accredited cyber threat intelligence company. READ MORE…
DataQube Global pioneering a novel approach to edge data centres and 5G connectivity
DataQube is spearheading a new approach to the seamless handling of high-volume data in readiness of 5G going mainstream. READ MORE…
CENTIEL Expands Sales Team
CENTIEL UK has expanded its hardware sales team with the addition of Graham Murray as sales engineer. Graham will be responsible for external hardware sales, specialising in UPS system replacements. READ MORE…
ABB Delivers High Current and Power Density for Compact IT Equipment with MicroDLynx II
Pushing the boundaries of advanced IT and networking devices requires improvements in component density and functionality. And for power and electrical engineers, this equates to designing board-level power modules in ever-shrinking, high-density packages. ABB’s new MicroDLynx II DC-DC converters help meet the power needs of demanding, data-hungry applications, providing highly accurate voltage regulation in a compact, 232sq mm footprint – with a power density of 167A sq in. READ MORE…
Cradlepoint Introduces R1900 Ruggedised Router for Vehicles With Advanced IoT Connectivity and Edge Computing
Cradlepoint has announced its new R1900 ruggedised 5G edge router, powered by a Cradlepoint NetCloud subscription service that includes cloud-delivered software, endpoints, training and support. READ MORE…
Alfa Laval shares new opportunities for energy savings in data centres
Data centre operators are being urged to consider more innovative and efficient heat transfer technologies by global engineering company, Alfa Laval, amid an ever-increasing appetite for data. READ MORE….
Clavister Launches the World’s Fastest 5G Security Software
Clavister announced the launch of the latest generation of Clavister NetShield Virtual, the world’s fastest virtualised solution for securing 5G networks. With data rates of over 600Gbps on a single Intel Xeon-based server, Clavister sets a new high-water mark for 5G security capacity. READ MORE…
Cradlepoint Launches Second-Generation 5G Product Portfolio at its Global Partner Summit Event
Cradlepoint has unveiled its second-generation 5G product portfolio at its 2021 Virtual Global Partner Summit. The product launch spans low-band to millimetre-wave solutions and external adaptors to integrated 5G routers. READ MORE…
Fluke launches clamp meters with non-contact voltage measurement to make electrical testing safer
Fluke has launched a family of clamp meters that make electrical measurements much safer for servicing and maintenance technicians. The Fluke 377 and 378 are non-contact voltage True-RMS AC/DC clamp meters that allow technicians to make rapid electrical tests without the danger of coming into contact with hazardous live parts. READ MORE…
Schneider Electric Announces Industry-First, All-In-One Liquid Cooled, EcoStruxure Modular Data Centre
Containing chassis-level precision immersion cooling, the new prefabricated module will allow the most CPU and GPU-intensive high-performance computing (HPC) edge applications to be deployed with greater reliability in harsh and remote environments. Read more…
Ekinops has announced that together with Silicom Ltd., it has reached new benchmark performance levels thanks to the combination of their virtualisation technologies for enterprises. READ MORE…
Opengear Names John Svensson as Regional Sales Manager – Nordics
After a year of record growth across Europe, Opengear has appointed John Svensson as its new Regional Sales Manager Nordics. This appointment underscores a commitment to drive growth through a renewed focus on channel relationships. READ MORE…
Partner Programme Ramped Up with Key Leadership Hires and Global Expansion
Cradlepoint, a provider of cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, has announced new partner leadership hires and increasing investment in its partner programmes and platforms as part of its global expansion strategy. READ MORE…
Microchip Technology Inc. has released PoE to USB-C adapter with the highest power capability that converts both power and data while offering up to 60W USB output power via an Ethernet cable supported by PoE infrastructure. READ MORE…
Panduit EMEA has launched the PanZone Consolidation Point Box (CPB) to satisfy the demand for network communication cabling interconnect and cross-connect capability in a stand-alone enclosure. READ MORE….
Veteran marketer with pre-IPO and public company experience, Ryan Kam, joins LogicMonitor to advance corporate narrative and marketing strategy. READ MORE…
Uninterruptible power supply manufacturer Riello UPS has expanded its transformerless Sentryum series with new 30 and 40 kVA versions. READ MORE….
Schneider Electric has extended its Easy UPS 3L from 250 kVA to 600 kVA (400V) with the addition of 250, 300, and 400 kVA 3-phase Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) for external batteries. READ MORE…
Ian Duggan Appointed Indigo Telecom Group CEO to Spearhead International Expansion
Indigo Telecom Group Limited has announced that it has appointed Ian Duggan as CEO. Tasked with spearheading Indigo Telecom Group’s next phase of international expansion, Duggan is the former CEO of 4site, the company acquired by Indigo Telecom Group in 2019. READ MORE…
Semtech Corporation has announced that WITRAC has integrated the LoRaWAN protocol and LoRa 2.4GHz into its global track and trace platform to provide customers with full control and traceability of assets in the supply chain. READ MORE…
Siemon has announced its new LightWays fibre routing system. LightWays is a fully enclosed, flexible ducting system ideal for protecting, segregating and managing fibre optic cables in the data centre environment. READ MORE…
A new global training programme, aimed at supporting those responsible for operating and maintaining industrial data communications networks, has been launched by the Westermo Academy. READ MORE…
North appoints COO
UK IoT service and solutions provider, North, has appointed industry figure, Paul Comerford as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). The hire is part of the company’s bold growth strategy. READ MORE…
Supermicro has announced the availability of a complete server lineup supporting the AMD EPYC 7003 Series Processors that delivers a world record performance – 36% improvement — for today’s most critical workloads. READ MORE….
Telia Carrier has announced it has expanded access to its global IP backbone with an additional PoP (Point of Presence) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. READ MORE…
Glide Group announces two additions to the leadership team
Glide Group has announced the senior leadership appointments of Sean Lowry as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Phil Duggan as Chief Operating Officer (COO). READ MORE…
Wireless Logic has strengthened its global presence and market position with the expansion of low power wide area network (LPWAN) services across Europe, Asia and North America. READ MORE…
Subex and SkyLab have announced a partnership to offer IoT and OT cybersecurity solutions and services to the maritime sector. READ MORE…
Gigamon welcomes Michael Dickman as New Chief Product Officer
Dickman will lead development of next generation hybrid cloud, 5G and security solutions. READ MORE…
DatacentreSpeak, a business development consultancy for the digital infrastructure sector, has announced the launch of a new service to help medium-sized companies identify and prioritise digitalisation opportunities and develop an effective strategy for program delivery. READ MORE…
Telestream Acquires Masstech
Telestream has announced its acquisition of Masstech. Telestream, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a vertical market software business focused on the video space, media workflow orchestration, media streaming and delivery technologies. READ MORE…
Colt DCS has announced that its Inzai 1 data centre has been awarded the Stamp of Approval for Management & Operations (M&O) by Uptime Institute Professional Services. READ MORE…
Riverbed Promotes Brecht Seurinck to Vice President Channel Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Riverbed has announced the promotion of Brecht Seurinck to Vice President Channel Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Seurinck will oversee Riverbed’s channel strategy across the region to maximise customer value and strengthen relationships with strategic partners. READ MORE…
Regional edge colocation data centre provider, Proximity Data Centres Limited, has announced the expansion of its Nottingham facility in response to increasing demand for high-quality edge colocation capacity in the Midlands. READ MORE…
Schneider Electric has announced the global launch of the Galaxy VL 200-500 kW (400V/480V) 3-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS), the newest addition to the Galaxy family.
Delta Electronics has added the Ultron DPS model to its family of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), which now offers capacities ranging from 300-1200 kVA. READ MORE….
New Management at R&M Americas
R&M has appointed its long-serving, experienced Senior Manager, Paulo Campos as the new Executive Vice President R&M Americas and Managing Director R&M USA, Inc. READ MORE…
The infrastructure and connectivity provider, BSO, has won Best High Performing Network Services at the TradingTech Insight Europe Awards 2021. READ MORE…
Oracle has announced a set of innovative enhancements to Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, the self-driving cloud data warehouse. READ MORE…
Axiomtek, has introduced the AIE800-904-FL, its latest robust Artificial Intelligence (AI) embedded system. This AI inference system adopts the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX platform which has a powerful 6-core NVIDIA Carmel ARM v8.2 (64-bit) processor and 384-core NVIDIA Volta GPU. READ MORE…
Audiologic, distributor of professional audio-visual solutions and TP-Link, provider of consumer and business networking products, has announced a UK technology collaboration. This delivers a turnkey network solution optimised to support the deployment and performance of business-class AV systems, through a range of pre-configured PoE+ switches. READ MORE…
Awake Security, the network detection and response (NDR) security division of Arista Networks, has unveiled platform enhancements that strengthen its ability to detect advanced threats. READ MORE…
The merger will create a broad set of best-in-class business continuity solutions from a single vendor. End-users will achieve a fast-track to cloud modernisation and next-generation data infrastructures. MSP’s, VAR’s, and distributors will gain immediate business advantages. READ MORE…….
To close the critical cloud visibility gap, Gigamon has launched Gigamon Hawk to simplify hybrid infrastructure, eliminates security and compliance holes and provides IT teams full visibility of their cloud environments at scale. READ MORE….
Anritsu Corporation and Tektronix, Inc. have announced their automated PCI Express 5.0 test solution combining Anritsu’s Signal Quality Analyzer-R MP1900A BERT series with Tektronix’s DPO70000SX series 70 GHz real-time Oscilloscope and automation software. READ MORE…
Anritsu Corporation has simultaneously launched its TRX Test Module MU887002A, designed to improve the efficiency of production-line inspection of wireless communications devices, including 5G, and its space-saving Universal Wireless Test Set MT8872A. READ MORE…
FDM Group, which specialises in recruiting and equipping graduates, ex-armed forces personnel and women returners with the latest digital skills, has announced it intends to hire over 2,000 new IT trainees globally as part of a major new recruitment drive. READ MORE…
A hidden challenge facing the global data centre industry is rising humidity levels, according to an Aggreko report – The Hidden Cost of Humidity on Site.
Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders who embrace infrastructure-led innovation will drive greater enterprise resilience, according to Gartner, Inc., especially as growing digital ambitions compete with ongoing economic uncertainty. READ MORE…
Kao Data, developer and operator of advanced, carrier-neutral data centres for high-performance colocation, has announced a new customer contract with InstaDeep, artificial intelligence (AI) powered decision-making solutions for enterprise. READ MORE..
Axiomtek introduces the NA347, a 3-LAN fanless network appliance platform featuring an ultra-slim size and low power consumption. This ultra-small desktop network appliance is powered by the Intel Celeron processor N3350 and is cost-effective and energy-efficient. READ MORE…
Faisal Akram, Director of Business Development, Kao Data believes that as we plan for the year ahead there will be greater changes within the sector, many of which will be influenced by the innovation of hyperscale providers, high-performance computing (HPC) technologies and by the OCP-Ready colocation data centres supporting them. READ MORE…
With the automotive, semiconductor and mobile communication sectors increasingly developing applications that require the E-band spectrum range, HUBER+SUHNER has today announced its MXPM90 test solution for frequencies up to 90 GHz. Created in response to these industry demands; this product will allow manufacturers to test their components with even greater accuracy. READ MORE…
Speedcast International Limited has launched a next-generation IoT platform designed to simplify connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console. Designed for onshore and offshore customers, the next generation Speedcast IoT Centre is deployed on AWS to increase computing power and interoperability with a variety of customer applications required by IoT solutions. READ MORE…
NetUtils, an IT specialist has launched a new cybersecurity services portfolio to help businesses gain enterprise-class protection at competitive price points to suit small and medium-sized organisations. The new four-tier bundles combine between 4 and 16 cybersecurity services ranging from Endpoint Protection and Email Security all the way up to fully-fledged SOC services. READ MORE…
Ping Identity announced PingOne for Customers was named Best in Enterprise APIs by the API World Awards. This Ping Identity SaaS solution was also awarded Best Identity and Access Management Platform by The Cybersecurity Breakthrough Awards and The IT World Awards. Additionally, the Future Security Awards recognised Ping as the Best Security IAM Integration Software. READ MORE…
The Cybersecurity Resource Allocation and Efficacy (CRAE) Index reports that spending continued to increase, but cybersecurity efficacy has waned in Q3 compared to previous quarter pandemic business continuity and work-from-home initiatives. READ MORE…
EFFECT Photonics has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), a global community of companies and organisations, founded in 2016, that aim to drive infrastructure solutions to advance global connectivity. TIP’s members work together to develop, test and deploy open, disaggregated, and standards-based solutions providing the high-quality connectivity the world needs now and in the future. READ MORE…
MLL Telecom has been awarded a five year contract by Adur and Worthing Councils to provide a managed network service to light up the Councils’ Full Fibre network. This includes support to public Wi-Fi, CCTV, Community Safety CCTV for Sussex Police, LPWAN and IoT sensors. READ MORE…
Brian Atkinson, GM and VP EMEA at @Five9 investigates how the contact centre industry is evolving and why the technical capabilities of cloud-based architecture needs to be considered to ensure continuity and security. READ MORE…
Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH has announced the first stable release of its new, open-source server backup solution. Proxmox Backup Server 1.0 is an enterprise backup software solution to backup and restore virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts.
QinetiQ has been awarded a £2.3 million contract by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to build a relocatable Optical Ground Station (OGS) capable of receiving high-speed data transmissions from space.
Riverbed has announced key updates to its Network Performance Management (NPM) portfolio, delivering greater visibility that is crucial to monitoring productivity and performance, as organisations continue to shift toward hybrid-networks and work-from-anywhere models.
SmartLabs, provider of multi-screen, multi-network solutions for video streaming, has released the latest feature-rich version of its SmartCARE quality monitoring tool, which can help operators and content providers understand audience behaviour and changes in viewing habits alongside verifying technical performance.
CronA, is poised for global expansion and the delivery of its ground-breaking 3D sensor data processing platform after bringing sensor technology expert, Neil Huntingdon, on board as the Group Chief Strategy Officer.
Microchip Technology Inc has announced its PIC18 Q84 family — the first PIC18 microcontroller (MCU) family that can be used to transmit and receive data through a Controller Area Network Flexible Data-Rate (CAN FD) bus. Accompanied by an extensive array of Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that handle a variety of tasks without requiring CPU intervention, Microchip’s PIC18 Q84 family cuts both time and cost when connecting systems to a CAN FD network.
Aruba is a “Day-1 Member” of the European Data Infrastructure project, which was founded with the goal to create the next generation of data platforms using European wide standards for security and privacy regulations.
LogicMonitor has announced the appointment of Richard Gerdis as vice president for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region and Frederik Kunst as regional vice president of sales, Northern Europe.
In these newly created roles, Gerdis and Kunst will help drive LogicMonitor’s sales and go-to-market strategy within their respective regions.
Downing Ventures has announced a $35 million investment in Ayar Labs, a Deep Tech organisation that is solving semiconductor interconnect (I/O), bandwidth and power bottlenecks by moving data using light, with its TeraPHY monolithic in-package electronic/photonic chiplet-based solution. The result is a vast improvement in bandwidth, bandwidth density, latency and power consumption across a wider distance.
Mission critical systems, such as water purification systems, require secure and reliable data networks to ensure they perform efficiently, effectively and without interruption. At some of Anglian Water’s UK sites, there was automation equipment that was installed over 30 years ago.
Anglian Water wanted to upgrade the data networks for one of their sites and enlisted the help of Westermo. The network connected ten remote pumps back to a main water plant near Kings Lynn using a series of RS485 cables.
Ivanti has announced it has appointed Melissa Puls as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). Puls brings decades of experience to Ivanti with a strong track record of fueling growth through a customer-centric approach and integrating marketing strategies for acquired companies.
Getronics has announced a global rebrand marking the culmination of months of work following its acquisition in July 2020. Getronics delivers end-to-end capabilities designed to build digital experiences that drive exceptional business outcomes.
Five UK technology, networking and safety and security providers have come together to form a new company with ambitious growth plans, having secured a £30m plus forward order book since the Covid-19 emergency began.
Glasgow-based Boston Networks, Wales-based Pinacl and Pinacl GDA, North Shields and Birmingham-based 2020 Vision Systems and London-based PEL Services have united to rebrand as North.
LogicMonitor has announced the general availability of LM Logs, the company’s new cloud-based log intelligence product. With LM Logs, 100 per cent of an organisation’s log data is automatically analysed using machine learning and AIOps algorithms to help IT Operations teams uncover the root causes of alerts and predictively uncover issues before they disrupt business.
XM Cyber, breach and attack simulation (BAS) advanced cyber risk analytics and cloud security posture management, and Ivanti, IT and Security Operations to discover, manage, secure and service from cloud to edge, have announced the integration of Ivanti patch management technology with the XM Cyber BAS platform.
CityFibre has announced the appointment of Nick Dunn as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 2021. Dunn joins CityFibre from Gatwick Airport where he served the last ten years as CFO. Prior to that, he worked with Anglo American plc and with Centrica plc for six years in a number of senior finance roles, including Director of Group M&A, Finance Director for Centrica Energy as well as Finance Director for British Gas Business.
R&M has appointed Robert Merki as the new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and member of the Executive Board. Robert Merki is a senior R&D executive with over 10 years of successful management experience in the construction and building industry.
Colt Data Centre Services has announced the appointment of its new Director of Energy and Sustainability, Scott Balloch. This announcement comes as Colt DCS continues to ramp up its commitment to energy efficiency, making sustainability a key strategic driver for its global operations.
GTT Communications, Inc. has announced that Etex has selected GTT’s managed SD-WAN service to connect 80 of its sites across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The GTT SD-WAN solution integrates GTT’s global Tier 1 internet backbone with private and direct cloud connectivity to enhance the performance of business-critical applications.
GRC (Green Revolution Cooling) announces a new partnership contract with Total Data Centre Solutions (TDCS). TDCS will provide, via GRC, data centres throughout Europe and the Nordic region with turnkey data centre immersion cooling to increase energy efficiency and data centre resiliency.
Extreme Networks, Inc., a cloud-driven networking company, has announced a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom to launch the next generation of Telekom’s managed net-based LAN service, NBLS 2.0, which is now available to customers.
Ericsson has completed its acquisition of US based Cradlepoint. Ericsson welcomes more than 700 employees and claims it will strengthen the company’s enterprise offering, creating valuable new revenue streams for customers. Cradlepoint will continue to operate under its existing brand.
Ekinops has announced the certification of the Ekinops OneOS6-LIM (Operating System and software Local Infrastructure Manager), with the Lanner NCA-1515/L-1515 on the Verizon Wireless Network. The certification under the Verizon Wireless Open Development Initiative (ODI) program allows a product to connect to the Verizon Wireless Network.
Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced the launch of its Inzai 3 hyperscale data centre, its largest facility in Japan. Built to support growing demand in the region, the 27MW hyperscale facility has already achieved over 90% pre-letting.
CNet’s US, LATAM & Canada Technical Manager and 7×24 Exchange International Career Development Mentor, Melissa Chambal now narrates the 8-hour distance learning program material for learners to watch at their own pace.
The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project has been recognised in the annual HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, presented digitally during the virtual 2020 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC20) via HPCwire.com.
Derby-based Bloc Digital has signed up to the national SPRINT (SPace Research and Innovation Network for Technology) business support programme for a major project that will develop digital twinning technology for space applications. The project will be funded by a grant from the £4.8 million SPRINT programme to support the commercial exploitation of space data and technologies.
Air IT has announced it has acquired London based MSP Netstar. Netstar will now come under the umbrella of the Air IT group.
This acquisition has enabled the Air IT group to double its size in just nine months; making significant strides towards its goal of becoming the UK’s largest SME focused cloud managed services provider.
UPS manufacturer CENTIEL UK, has announced it is continuing to grow its service department with the appointment of Will Simmons as external service sales engineer. Will Simmons will now be responsible for continuing the expansion of CENTIEL’s service sales portfolio, focusing on delivering the best solution for CENTIEL’s UK wide customer base.
Freezing temperatures in the Nordics region and parts of North America may cause serious issues for data centre construction already delayed by Covid-19, warns temporary temperature control specialists Aggreko.
To help contractors working against the dropping temperatures, Aggreko has a number of local specialists in temperature control who can deploy temporary measures to counter the effects of the cold.
Improving security isn’t something companies can compromise on. Adrian Rowley, Senior Director Sales Engineering EMEA, Gigamon looks to find ways to integrate people, process and technology in a unified approach to security to protect their networks in today’s climate.
TE Connectivity (TE) is launching the D-2970 Dynamic Series compact wire-to-board PCB connector with field-installable, time-saving push-in clamp termination.
The new 5mm pitch PCB connector operates at up to 20 amps and 400 volts at a typical ambient application temperature of 55°C without further derating.
R&M recently participated in founding the Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Alliance with Phoenix Contact, Weidmüller, Fluke Networks and Telegärtner. These leading technology companies are bundling and exchanging SPE expertise and knowledge in a targeted manner.
The group’s main goal is to drive development of SPE for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and collaborate on related technological challenges. The companies aim to accelerate development of their SPE technology expertise, ensuring this can be implemented in their products faster and more reliably.
Supermicro Computer has announced two new systems designed for artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning applications that fully leverage the third-generation NVIDIA HGX technology with the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPUs as well as full support for the new NVIDIA A100 GPUs across the company’s broad portfolio of 1U, 2U, 4U and 10U GPU servers. NVIDIA A100 is the first elastic, multi-instance GPU that unifies training, inference, HPC, and analytics. READ MORE…
Super Micro Computer, Inc. has announced that the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) has chosen Supermicro’s 4U 8 GPU A+ server with PCI-E Gen 4 and 200Gb/s networking (AS -4124GS-TNR) as the foundation for their next generation of High-Performance Computing (HPC) servers. CSC is an initiative of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, and Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.
STULZ, provider of energy efficient temperature and humidity management technology for mission critical data centre applications, has announced the availability of its CyberWall cooling solution.
Designed for operators of large, colocation and hyperscale data centres, it comprises a range of precision air conditioning units specifically developed for facilities with separate aisles.
“Wireless Ex” is a technology developed by the steute business unit Extreme which simplifies the assembly and operation of switchgear in explosive environments. Switching devices are no longer connected to the receivers in the control cabinet via Ex-compatible cables, but via a low-energy wireless protocol created especially for such applications. It is, of course, certified to ATEX and IECEx standards.
Siemon has announced that its innovative technology has been installed throughout Accenture’s new 4,500 sqm head office complex in the iconic Gare Maritime in Brussels, Belgium. Accenture is a global professional services firm, providing strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations to clients in more than 120 countries. As part of its defined corporate social responsibility strategy, Accenture only works with partners that share the same focus on sustainable and socially responsible business ethics.
Schneider Electric has announced the expansion of its partnerships with leading technology companies to address the convergence of IT and OT.
Bringing together system integrators with IT solution providers to build integrated industrial edge computing solutions, the expanded partnerships have resulted in the immediate release of three programs including: new reference designs, co-developed with AVEVA, and integrating solutions from Lenovo and Stratus; a learning path for system integrators; and a collaborative online community for learning and sharing opportunities within Schneider Electric Exchange.
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LogicMonitor has announced it has achieved Cisco Compatible status for its Cisco SD-WAN integration. This certification validates that LogicMonitor’s innovative cloud-based platform has been fully vetted by Cisco and establishes LogicMonitor as a Cisco preferred monitoring partner for organisations deploying and managing sophisticated networks.
Heficed, provider of network infrastructure solutions, has announced they are bringing the IP Address Market to the Equinix platform. By enabling the integration of more technology stacks, Heficed will present new scaling opportunities for Equinix clients, in turn bringing the concept of IP leasing one step closer to being recognised as the new industry standard.
Q Associates, independent UK data centre infrastructure and data management services provider, has announced the acquisition of Apex Group, the Bracknell-based cloud and network services specialist. The combined company will employ around 80 staff, with turnover in the region of £35M.
In addition to specialist networking capabilities encompassing LAN, WAN and WiFi technologies, Apex Group brings a range of cloud migration and integration services with significant expertise around Microsoft Azure Cloud, Modern Workplace, Business Applications and Data Analytics.
Turret Group Limited is to defer Smart Buildings Show from 14-15 October 2020 to 6-7 October 2021. The show will continue to be held at ExCeL London.
Ian Garmeson, managing director of Turret Group, commented, “Following consultation with exhibitors and exhibition partners we have made the difficult decision to defer the event to next year. The main reason for this decision is that we want to continue to provide the best experience for both our exhibitors and visitors in a safe and secure environment.
Siemens Mobility Limited has been awarded a contract by Transport for West Midlands to provide connected mobility infrastructure and software services for the Midlands Future Mobility (MFM) project.
The MFM programme is set to develop an environment that will play a crucial role in shaping the future transport sector and accelerating technological advancement in the Midlands, the region which is at the heart of much of the automotive innovation in the UK.
Schneider Electric has introduced the Easy UPS 3L, the newest part of the Easy UPS 3-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) range, extending the medium range to 500 and 600 kVA (400V) for external batteries. Available in all regions that support 400V except China and Japan, the Easy UPS 3L simplifies and streamlines configuration and service, delivering high availability and predictability to medium and large commercial buildings, data centres, and light industrial UPS applications.
Schneider Electric has become a Partner of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons), a non-profit professional association for the digital infrastructure industry. As a Partner Member, Schneider Electric will provide iMasons with access to resources in support of iMasons’ educational, networking and industry-supporting donation programs.
Manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies, Riello UPS has expanded its super-efficient NextEnergy (NXE) series with a new and improved 500 kVA model. The much-anticipated NXE 500 incorporates the latest transformerless technologies to deliver TÜV-certified operational efficiency up to 97% in online UPS mode, while its pioneering Efficiency Control System minimises wasted energy even at partial loads. READ MORE…
Infovista has announced that umlaut, will use the Infovista TEMS Paragon solution as its primary source of data collection to provide network benchmarking and optimisation services.
TEMS Paragon is a premier drive test system, optimised for mobile network benchmarking. Through close cooperation with chipset manufacturers and scanner vendors, TEMS Paragon has led the way to 5G and provides support for LTE-A, IOT, VOLTE and VILTE, and verification of 5G radio. READ MORE…
Panduit, electrical and network infrastructure solutions company has announced its Power over Ethernet (PoE) extenders on UTP copper cable, which enables network connections to reach up to 610 metres (2000ft). This new series of devices support full duplex (bi-directional simultaneous) data transmission up to 100Mbps for 100BASE-TX or Fast Ethernet applications.
Nearly half (48%) of senior IT decision-makers globally say that more than quarter of the outages their organisations have suffered over the past two years have been caused by changes to the network infrastructure, according to a recent survey of 500 global IT decision makers commissioned by Opengear, a Digi International company. READ MORE….
NextGen has committed to a two-year technical development plan with CNet Training. The company has committed to upskill and professionally certify their teams across their entire company with CNet Training. The training and development contract provides NextGen with access to technical education programs from The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework for all team members to work towards ambitious companywide objectives.
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of the APC Easy Rack PDU range, providing an easy-to-install, easy-to-use and customisable power distribution unit for connected loads. From network closets and edge computing environments, to small and medium data centres, APC Easy Rack PDUs provide a resilient power continuity solution for end-users.
Microchip Technology Inc. has announced its newly-expanded portfolio of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) vertical arrays – the MDA3KP Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS), a 3kW diode family of more than 25 products with different screening levels, polarities and qualification standards.
Mayflex, distributor of converged IP Solutions, has been awarded the ‘Distinguished Partner Award for 2019’ from Edgecore Networks. Mayflex were one of a few worldwide partners that were recognised by Edgecore Networks for their excellent performance, innovation and quality throughout 2019.
Emtelle and Incab have joined forces to establish Emcab. With specialties in the manufacture of ducted, buried and blown fibre cables, blown fibre microducts, plus HDPE and PVC ducts between both industry giants, Emtelle’s and Incab’s combined knowledge and expertise offers a well-rounded high-quality fibre optic cable offering to customers worldwide. READ MORE…
LEM has introduced the DVC 1000 series of voltage sensors for insulated nominal voltage measurements in rail traction and industrial applications. Designed to measure a nominal voltage of 1000 VRMS, the DVC 1000 series uses an isolating amplifier, providing very high levels of isolation with a safety insulation voltage of 4.2 kV. READ MORE…
Kao Data, specialist developer and operator of advanced data centres for high performance computing, cloud, AI and enterprise, has become a Foundation Partner of Infrastructure Masons (iMasons). Additionally Paul Finch, Interim CEO and COO, Kao Data, has joined the iMasons Advisory Council, contributing his insight and experience into data centre cooling, energy efficiency and sustainability, which have become an increasingly important focus in the sector over the last decade.
Hughes Electronics has launched an advanced fibre optic and DC power cabling concept for cellular networks.
Designed specifically to handle the rigours of the cellular telephone industry, OptiMod is a robust yet agile system of interconnecting fibre and DC power passive transmission media, delivering high-performance connections for hybrid, separate (DC and fibre) or mixed cabling layout requirements in the harshest environments that cellular telecoms has to offer.
Ekinops, supplier of optical transport equipment and router solutions, has announced that TurkNet, Turkish gigabit internet service provider (ISP), has chosen Ekinops’ FlexRate optical transport solutions to significantly upgrade its core network, which provides businesses and individuals with uncapped high-speed broadband services across the country’s key cities.
ExtraHop, cloud-native network detection and response company, has announced a partnership with CrowdStrike, in cloud-delivered endpoint protection provider. The partnership includes the powerful integration between ExtraHop Reveal(x) and CrowdStrike Falcon, marrying best-of-breed cloud-native detection and response capabilities to provide protection from the network to the endpoint.
Iceotope Cooling Technologies, Schneider Electric and Avnet have announced a new joint webinar entitled, ‘Simplifying the Edge’. Taking place on the 16th September 2020, this one-hour session offers expert insight into key challenges concerning the deployment of new edge technologies to support 5G, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and colocation environments, and the business case for new sustainable approaches to cooling infrastructure.
Distributor Exertis Hammer has announced an EMEA-wide distribution agreement with leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organisations, DDN.
The vendor designs, develops, deploys, and optimises systems, software and storage solutions that enable enterprises, service providers, universities, and government agencies to generate more value and accelerate time to insight from their data, on premise and in the cloud.
Emtelle, manufacturer of pre-connectorised, blown fibre cabling and ducted network solutions, has announced its two-year contract extension for the supply of microduct and fibre cable solutions to UK ultrafast broadband provider, Gigaclear. Running until the end of 2022, this contract extension is anticipated to be worth £10 million over the next two years.
Anritsu Company has expanded its W1 (1.0 mm) component line with the introduction of bias tees, DC block, and semi-rigid cables that operate to 110 GHz and provide broadband frequency scalability in high-frequency device characterisation and optical networking applications. The addition of the new W1 components provides Anritsu with the broadest millimeter wave (mmWave), coaxial component portfolio in the market, and they can be integrated in test systems, so engineers have greater confidence in their emerging high-speed designs.
Emtelle has acquired 16,000sqm of land located adjacent to its manufacturing plant in Erfurt, Germany.
The news follows the manufacturer’s recent investment in its production capabilities with the purchase of two new extrusion lines at the Erfurt manufacturing facility. This latest investment from Emtelle allows for further options of increased manufacturing capacity, increased stock capabilities whilst expanding product testing and customer training facilities.
Rigado’s Open Edge Framework leverages Cradlepoint connectivity and edge containers to deliver a flexible IoT solution that enables companies to get back to the workplace safely.
Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced the appointment of Hiroshige Sugihara as Vice President, Head of Asia-Pacific. This announcement comes as Colt DCS continues its commitment to hyperscale builds and expansion within the region; including the scheduled completion of Tokyo’s Inzai 3 data centre later this year.
Ardmac, the international construction specialist headquartered in Dublin, has announced that it has taken a significant equity investment in Cental, a leading and fast-growth provider of advanced modular infrastructure to the data centre, utilities and telecoms industries.
With this latest strategic investment by Ardmac, the business is now set for further growth and is projecting to double its workforce to 140 people over the next 24 months.
CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has announced a three-year recruitment and training programme to provide up to 10,000 people with jobs upgrading the UK’s digital infrastructure to full fibre – the best available technology enabling the fastest and most dependable digital connectivity and broadband services.
Camfil is thrilled to announce its win at the ‘Grand Indoor Climate Prize’ in Sweden for its advanced premium HEPA filtration for cleanrooms. Megalam EnerGuard is the first revolutionary change in HEPA filtration for cleanrooms in decades. The filter has three times longer life span than other HEPA filters with membrane media and can generate energy savings of 30-50% compared to traditional fibreglass filters in the industry.
Anritsu Corporation has released an FEC symbol capture function and Bathtub test capability for its 116-Gbit/s PAM4 Error Detector (ED) MU196040B, offering more functionality for developers of 400-GbE and 800-GbE devices.
Ampleon has announced two additions to its 9th generation line-up of high-performance 50V Si LDMOS high-efficiency RF power transistors. Designed for use in ultra-high-power RF power amplifiers, capable of delivering hundreds of kilowatts, the BLF978P and the BLF974P are highly efficient and have high gain characteristics.
Airedale International has launched the latest generation of the award-winning Artus range, developing a new dual-function version of its hybrid fan coil unit now with a four-pipe integrated heating and cooling option for commercial and residential spaces.
STULZ, specialist for mission critical air conditioning, has announced that it now owns the entire shareholding of STULZ Technology Integration (STULZ TI), the data centre design and build specialist.
As a wholly owned subsidiary, STULZ TI went through an extensive restructuring programme in order to respond even more efficiently to the needs of the market. This has ensured full integration into the STULZ Group, which provides direct access to a wide range of state-of-the-art cooling products, solutions and resources.
Nucleus Research has published a case study showing Conga, formerly Apttus, digital transformation for commercial operations, delivered 141 percent return on investment (ROI) for its customer Extreme Networks, with payback in 9.6 months. The case study found that Conga’s Apttus CPQ solution reduced the time it took Extreme Networks to generate a quote from three days to 20 minutes while also reducing the time to provide a quote estimate from four hours to 10 minutes. Additionally, overall employee productivity increased by 15 percent with Apttus CPQ’s automated quote generation and features capable of managing multi-tiered pricing channels.
The resilience of data centres across Europe is at risk as the industry looks towards a permanent renewable energy infrastructure, according to a major new report launched by global temporary power and temperature solutions company, Aggreko.
The report – Mission Critical – provides unique insight of 700 data centre consultants across the Netherlands, France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK and Ireland, following a survey conducted by independent agency Censuswide on behalf of Aggreko.
Data centre operators and providers should consider the benefit of critical equipment hire, following multiple reports of disruption and delays of infrastructure projects and to the lead times of vital equipment.
According to the Institute for Supply Management, 57% of companies have noted longer lead times for tier one China-sourced components, with average lead times more than doubling compared to the end of 2019. With supply chain issues being reported across the global data centre market, Aggreko is reminding data centre providers and operators to consider rental solutions to ensure infrastructure projects or cooling requirements are not impacted during this crucial time. READ MORE…
Cradlepoint has announced its rapid expansion into Europe with senior hires, investment in new teams and new product offerings.
Evert Suur, previously Head of Channels for Northern Europe at Forescout, has joined Cradlepoint as Area Director for Northern Europe. He brings to the role 25+ years of experience in the IT and networking industries and will be responsible for driving forward Cradlepoint’s ‘go-to-market’ strategy in the Netherlands, Belgium and the Nordics.
Lorenzo Ruggiero also joins the company, as Area Director for Southern Europe. Based in Milan, Lorenzo will lead customer satisfaction initiatives, partner relationships and revenue growth across Italy, Spain, France and Portugal. Lorenzo joins from Vodafone and previously worked at French software company, Infovista, where he was in charge of leading the enterprise market proposition.
Trinity Data Centres Ltd (Trinity DC) has acquired the Optimum Data Centres business (ODC) and is the new multi-tenant data centre operator for the former ODC site in Hayes, now named Trinity London.
As a key part of the acquisition, Trinity DC has taken on all of the ODC staff to ensure a seamless transition for clients, partners and suppliers.
Trinity DC is providing significant investment to Trinity London through a multi-stage refurbishment plan in order to facilitate additional clients.
Bringing together system integrators with IT solution providers to build integrated industrial edge computing solutions, the expanded partnerships have resulted in the immediate release of three programs including: new reference designs, co-developed with AVEVA, and integrating solutions from Lenovo and Stratus; a learning path for system integrators; and a collaborative online community for learning and sharing opportunities within Schneider Electric Exchange. The industrial edge programs from Schneider Electric empower system integrators to expand their value to the end user, enabling their customers’ industrial digital transformations.
Kao Data has announced a dedicated ‘Built-to-Suit’ service for the hyperscale community in the UK. The service enables Kao Data to fund, design, build and operate Open Compute Project (OCP-Ready) data centre capacity, for organisations dependent on scalable, resilient, digital infrastructure. As part of the service, Kao Data’s leadership team will oversee all developments, enabling clients to benefit from the guidance, insight and expertise of award-winning industry professionals who are well positioned to manage the challenges of industrial scale data centre construction projects.
NetMotion, a provider of security solutions for the world’s growing mobile and remote workforce, has announced the public availability of its new security platform, unifying its mobile-focused VPN products with a powerful new software defined perimeter (SDP) solution, also known as zero trust network access (ZTNA).
Distributor Exertis Hammer, and market leader in application networking, A10, have extended their distribution agreement to service resellers in the Nordics.
A10, a vendor which enables intelligent automation with deep machine learning to ensure business-critical applications are protected, reliable and always available, has existing distribution partnerships with both Exertis and Exertis Hammer; and now, Exertis Hammer will add value to its security, innovation and automation solutions for new and existing Nordics customers.
Draka, a brand of Prysmian Group, is pleased to announce the arrival of a comprehensive new technology guide: ‘Bend-Insensitive Fibres: a key component of future-proof networks.
DigiCert, provider of TLS/SSL, IoT and PKI solutions, has named Jason Sabin the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Sabin has been serving as Chief Information Officer at DigiCert since 2017 and has held a number of other executive roles at the company, including Chief Security Officer and head of research and development.
“Jason’s background and passion are in engineering, and he’s proven in numerous roles at DigiCert that he’s both a great manager and a great technical leader,” said DigiCert CEO John Merrill. “Jason is the right leader to advance DigiCert’s technology vision.”
HMS Networks has announced the release of Anybus Wireless Bolt IoT which enables reliable cellular-based internet connectivity for assets in the field, using the new LTE-based networks NB-IoT and CAT-M1.
Companies are increasingly looking to connect remotely located assets for remote monitoring and control over the internet. However, many times there is no local infrastructure available to connect such assets to the internet in a traditional way. The Anybus Wireless Bolt IoT by HMS Networks targets this situation, providing reliable cellular-based internet connectivity over NB-IoT and CAT-M1 for remote assets that are otherwise hard to reach and connect.
Proximity Data Centres Limited has secured major new funding from ICG-Longbow, the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group PLC.
This new funding commitment will support Proximity in its strategic £80m rollout of regional edge data centres and will enable Proximity to continue its expansion to offer national capability to help customers keep pace with increasing data requirements driven by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Internet of Things.
Anritsu and EMITE have announced their latest combined solution for testing the latest IEEE 802.11 WLAN standard. The new Anritsu Wireless Connectivity Test Set MT8862A has been successfully integrated in combination to the EMITE E600 Reverberation Chamber to test OTA TRP/TIS performance of IEEE 802.11ax devices in a repeatable environment. With built-in communications protocols and optimised performance for WLAN testing, the MT8862A + EMITE reverberation chamber can characterise with high reliability the performance of the latest devices in the market.
The new integration has been able to successfully measure total radiated power (TRP) and total isotropic sensitivity (TIS) OTA performance for IEEE 802.11ax devices. Being able to test the latest WLAN standards keep EMITE and Anritsu at the edge of technology for helping customers and service providers deliver their WLAN solutions to the market with total confidence in the performance.
VIRTUS Data Centres, part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, has announced the opening of its LONDON6 and LONDON10 data centres.
LONDON6, on the VIRTUS Stockley Park campus, and LONDON10, VIRTUS’ third data centre on the Slough Trading Estate, are both planned to open in early Q2 2020. These new facilities will provide 23MW over more than 10,000sqm of technical space. They are being built to Uptime Tier III standard and will further expand some of the most advanced campuses in the UK. The data centres will enable customers to future-proof their expansion options for flexible colocation on sites that have the scale to deliver medium to longer term capacity.
Frost & Sullivan has recognised DigiCert with the 2020 Global Company of the Year Award, based on its recent analysis of the global transport layer security (TLS) certificate market.
DigiCert has exhibited strong market leadership in its growth, supporting the adoption of new standards and continually innovating with the industry’s best, most modern public key infrastructure (PKI) technology. In addition to the strength in the TLS/SSL market, the company is also focused on new security technologies, such as protecting devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) and developing implementations of post-quantum cryptography (PQC). By developing these technologies and helping define standards to address new security use cases, the company is strengthening its leadership position within internet security.
TE Connectivity (TE), connectivity and sensors, and Komax, automated wire processing, have partnered on the production of harnesses on the Komax Omega 740/750 automatic harness machines. The machines incorporate TE`s ENTRELEC SNK series of pluggable terminal blocks in their design.
“With the joined expertise TE Connectivity and Komax, users can achieve up to 90% mounting time saving thanks to the serialised plug that takes advantage of Komax’s modular concept and plug and play function of TE`s SNK terminal blocks,” said Eylem Kolukisa, TE product manager. “The Komax Omega’s speed of installation is thanks to TE’s SNK 2-in-1 PI-Spring technology and pluggable function.”
Komax has developed the Omega 740 and Omega 750 fully automated block loader machines for wire harness production requiring housing insertion. The highly flexible system enables operator-independent production with double-sided block loading in the highest quality and different complexity without the need for interim storage of individual wires. It is the economical answer to ongoing miniaturisation and increasingly smaller batches. The Omega series makes it possible to manufacture a range of different wire harnesses while simultaneously reducing production time significantly.
The ongoing global health crisis is putting enormous strains on healthcare providers around the world, and has sent the demand for medical-grade equipment skyrocketing. With organisations scrambling to procure the right components, Innodisk recently provided its technical and medical sector expertise for ventilator production in China, Europe and Brazil, and doubled-down on its support of innovation in global health.
Opengear, a Digi International company, and provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, has announced the launch of the new NetOps Console Servers: the OM1200 and the OM2200. These appliances are the first of their kind, capable of running standard Docker containers, and bringing Smart Out-of-Band and NetOps automation together in a single piece of hardware.
The new NetOps Console Servers are claimed to be the only Out-of-Band appliances in the industry to feature both an x86 processor and a secure boot process to protect against configuration and firmware tampering.
R&M is starting a new series of blogs covering several cabling-related topics. As the role of networks changes due to the increased use of mobile devices, 5G, WiFi 6, Edge computing and new application, the role of structured cabling is also changing. Making smart, future-proof decisions has become more complicated than ever. R&M would like to share its long-standing experience and know-how and offer advice and support to anyone facing such decisions, or simply looking for information around a certain subject. The first series of blogs will cover the following topics: chemical resistance, last mile cabling deployment methods, rodent protection, cable shrinking behaviour.
Iceotope cooling technologies has announced in conjunction with partners Schneider Electric and Avnet, it is to deploy its chassis-level immersion liquid cooling technology at EcoDataCenter’s new colocation facility in Falun, Sweden. Once installed, EcoDataCenter, the world’s first climate positive data center, will become the first colocation service provider to offer chassis-level immersion cooling technology for customer’s hosted IT loads.
Developed by Iceotope, the chassis-level immersion cooling solution will enable 46kW per rack, with the core technology capable of scaling to future-proof power densities of 100kW plus. Liquid cooling can improve chip and hard drive reliability by providing a lower stable operating temperature, as well as increasing the available white space by eliminating the requirement for hot aisle/ cold aisle layouts. Importantly, the cooling arrangement enables high-grade heat to be captured for reuse in a local renewable energy scheme.
Schneider Electric has announced that it has released a public API (application programming interface) for cloud-based software EcoStruxure IT Expert. The first public API for EcoStruxure IT Expert, it enables IT solution providers and end users to seamlessly integrate a power and critical infrastructure monitoring platform into any preferred management system.
With the introduction of EcoStruxure IT Expert API, Schneider Electric is helping to simplify management at the edge for IT solution providers and end users who are managing distributed IT infrastructure. EcoStruxure IT Expert API builds on the success of EcoStruxure IT Expert, the industry’s first hosted monitoring platform, which is vendor-agnostic and powered by artificial intelligence.
Opsview, provider of unified insight into dynamic IT operations, has announced a new strategic partnership with UKCloud, a leading provider of sovereign and secure multi-cloud solutions to the UK public sector, health and defence sectors.
“We’re pleased to on-board UKCloud to the Opsview platform” said Mike Walton, CEO, Opsview. “Through an extensive technical evaluation period with UKCloud, Opsview has demonstrated our deep monitoring capability across their sovereign, secure, hybrid IT estate. We see great synergies in our companies and look forward to extending this partnership further in the coming months.
Schneider Electric has partnered with EcoDataCenter to build an ultra-low-carbon-footprint data centre at the heart of their HPC colocation in Falun, Sweden. With the goal of being one of the most sustainable data centres in the Nordics, Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Building Operation, Galaxy VX UPS with lithium-Ion, and MasterPact MTZ are just some of the solutions ensuring the colocation facility stays on-mission for climate positivity. Additionally, Schneider’s Connected Services Hub provides remote monitoring and 24/7 access to EcoDataCenter’s critical facility.
Michel Riva, CEO, R&M tells us the measures that R&M have implemented to tackle the issues that the Covid-19 pandemic has created.
The novel Coronavirus that causes Covid-19 is affecting the world in many ways. Our societies and economies are facing unprecedented challenges. The structured cabling and network equipment industry is being directly hit by the fact that existing construction and redevelopment projects are reduced or remain on hold for the foreseeable future, and fewer new projects are being initiated. At the same time, production facilities are closing or slowing down production significantly.
AT R&M, we’ve introduced a number of taskforces to tackle the issues. Measures based on government guidelines were immediately introduced in all regions and are being updated constantly. Each country has its own specific regulations for dealing with the situation, so we’ve introduced a number of standard rules and guidelines that must be applied anywhere in the world. Local managers may make additional provisions, in line with the situation in their regions. Teams are monitoring developments on a daily basis and looking for new solutions, which are discussed and exchanged between countries.
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of Monitoring and Dispatch Services, enabling IT solution providers and end users to optimise resources, improve efficiency, and help prevent downtime by leveraging Schneider Electric to manage the operations of distributed IT infrastructure. By simplifying the management of edge computing sites, the new services are designed to make life easier for IT staff, ensure coverage at any unmanned sites and can provide significant savings over the lifecycle of the infrastructure. Services include remote monitoring, troubleshooting, and on-site, next-business-day remediation, including replacement parts.
Siemon has announced that it has joined the HDBaseT Alliance as an Adopter member. The HDBaseT Alliance is a cross-industry group tasked with promoting and advancing the HDBaseT AV application.
Established in 2010, HDBaseT is a reliable, proven application for the transmission of ultra-high definition 4K video and audio along with 100 Mb/s Ethernet, USB 2.0, bidirectional control signals and 100 Watts of power over balanced twisted-pair cable and RJ45 network connectivity. The HDBaseT Alliance is active in educating the market on the benefits of the technology through dedicated content, webinars, participation in conferences and tradeshows, and more.
Infovista has announced it has shipped its thousandth upgrade for its TEMS Investigation platform to allow operators to test Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). This innovative technology lets operators take advantage of existing 4G infrastructure to deliver initial 5G capabilities, without compromising the performance of existing customers.
DSS was made available as part of 3GPP Release 15 in April 2019 and is now supported by leading infrastructure providers including Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei and ZTE through a software upgrade. With DSS, operators can allocate portions of the 4G LTE spectrum that they are already using to 5G NR allowing users to coexist in the same frequency band/channel at the same time. Last month, the first wave of handsets with new Qualcomm X55 5G modem and Exynos 990 chipsets supporting DSS arrived in the market – further fuelling interest from operators.
The Covid-19 crisis has been the largest industry disruptor since the internet was born in the 90s. Across the world, businesses have shifted to a remote working model, and this seismic cultural and technological shift has put IT teams under more strain than ever.
Luckily, IT pros are up to the challenge. In their roles, they manage crises and plan for contingencies every day. Leon Adato, Head Geek, SolarWinds takes a look at how these IT teams stay ahead, whether the business is rooted in e-commerce, government, finance, or health care and whether it’s large or small.
In its efforts to provide increased security against unauthorised access and improved monitoring and control, the technical services department of the St. Joseph-Stift hospital in Dresden is relying on the proven technology of the BMS manufacturer PcVue and the door and window specialist GEZE.
In the 2019 major hospital rating of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt general newspaper, FAZ), the St. Joseph-Stift in Dresden came top six in the category »150 to under 300 beds: the patients surveyed were not only above average satisfied with the medical and nursing care, but the hospital also received top marks for the organisation of procedures and service. In order that the nursing and medical staff can concentrate fully on the patients, the hospital operator also regularly invests in the technical infrastructure. The new comprehensive control technology solution from PcVue and GEZE is an example.
HMS Networks has announced a new compact IntesisTM Modbus RTU to KNX gateway that enables easy and fast integration of Modbus RTU slaves to KNX.
Fully configurable using the standard ETS tool, it targets small-scale room control applications with up to 100 data points.
EKINOPS, supplier of advanced networking solutions for service providers and global enterprises, has announced its first major 10Gb/s access win in Europe with a seven-figure contract.
Ekinops recently released 10G-capable Ethernet Access Devices (EAD) and routers for the Enterprise Edge connectivity market with the ambition of entering this high-end segment. After undergoing the validation process necessary to gain acceptance from service providers the products collected favourable feedback, which resulted in this major win in the first half of this year.
Anritsu Company has introduced the IQ Fibre Master MT2780A multi-port CPRI-based RF and PIM analyser claiming to be the first instrument to perform true PIM analysis over fibre and present RF spectrum results derived from IQ data. The MT2780A reduces test costs and time by providing field engineers, field technicians and third-party contractors with a single instrument to conduct RF interference measurements and PIM troubleshooting on LTE-based systems using CPRI front haul infrastructure.
The IQ Fibre Master leverages patented PIM over CPRI and RF over CPRI measurement capabilities that allow tests to be conducted on the ground, significantly reducing tower climbs. Field engineers and technicians can use the MT2780A to scan the uplink RF signals of a remote radio head (RRH) for in-band interference while simultaneously conducting PIM over CPRI measurements. Supporting all Tier 1 LTE base station radio manufacturers, the single instrument solution can determine if KPIs are being affected by interference or PIM.
Analysing CPRI IQ data allows users to view a radio’s uplink spectrum for interference troubleshooting. The IQ Fibre Master measures PIM over CPRI with four SFP inputs, providing the ability to compare multiple bands and sectors, as well. Measurements are performed on live cell tower traffic signals, providing a unique method to conduct real-world testing that results in improved accuracy and no system downtime for test. As measurements are derived from baseband IQ data, the IQ Fibre Master can make measurements on any frequency RRH, or combination of frequencies of the RRH, providing a cost-effective solution.
Data centres have evolved from a few servers sitting in the closet of an office building to 50+ MW dedicated facilities. But data centres today are not just larger, more power-hungry commercial facilities, they are part of the fabric of our digital lives.
As the demands for efficiency and capacity increase for data centres, Ciarán Flanagan from ABB discusses the role digital solutions have to play in ensuring their sustainable future.
Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor, is now actively distributing the Hikvision product portfolio, following the initial announcement of the new partnership, back in December 2019. The team of security specialists at Mayflex will place a particular focus on the IP solutions available.
Kao Data has announced a dedicated ‘Built-to-Suit’ service for the hyperscale community in the UK. The service enables Kao Data to fund, design, build and operate Open Compute Project (OCP-Ready) data centre capacity, for organisations dependent on scalable, resilient, digital infrastructure. As part of the service, Kao Data’s leadership team will oversee all developments, enabling clients to benefit from the guidance, insight and expertise of award-winning industry professionals who are well positioned to manage the challenges of industrial scale data centre construction projects.
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WorldStream, a fast growing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) hosting provider with more than 15,000 dedicated servers under management for a global customer base, has joined industry association DHPA, Trusted Cloud Experts. WorldStream sees the increasing scale of its own company as well as the need for a hosting industry-wide approach to cybercrime as important arguments for membership of DHPA.