Small cell market leader ip.access confirmed plans to build its first integrated LTE and 3G small cell. The new unit, codenamed the E-100, will be the first from ip.access to be based on the QorIQ Qonverge platform from US chip maker Freescale. The E-100 is a small cell Access Point targeted for use in enterprises and public indoor environments.
IDTechEx will host the Printed Electronics Asia conference and tradeshow on October 2-3 in Tokyo, Japan. The event, part of the IDTechEx global series of events on the topic, focuses on a region that has invested more in printed electronics than any other territory. Highlights include OLED manufacture, where sales of OLED display modules exceeded $3 Billion in 2011 thanks to their use in Samsung smart phones.
Today’s devices almost always use RF-based solutions such as WLAN or Bluetooth to communicate wirelessly. Those solutions support up to some hundred Mbit/s data rate. Currently, that is no longer sufficient for many applications and large file transfers. With this in mind, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), Dresden, has developed an optical wireless communication (OWC) link with up to 3 Gbit/s data rate.
American Roamer has big plans for Mobile World Congress, where it will unveil a new corporate name and branding strategy. In addition, American Roamer announces today new features and international components to MapELEMENTS, which it will demonstrate at Mobile World Congress (Hall 2.0, Booth #2D26).
Spirent Communications announced that several leading companies and government research organizations in the Asia Pacific region are using the Spirent VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator to test implementations of advanced MIMO beamforming. The Spirent VR5 emulates real-world radio conditions and identifies potential pitfalls of the antenna design in the mobile device before deployment.
Finding sources of renewable energy is a growing challenge for the modern world. As we strive for energy efficiency and sustainable resources, avenues are opening up for different and exciting ways to power our lifestyles. Companies across the globe are harnessing the potential of renewable energies, including solar and geothermal methods.
Emerging market operators will continue to experience strong connections growth in 2012. Mobile broadband will be the main driver of this growth, but it will also act as a strategic disruptor, finds Ovum. In a new report, the independent telecoms analyst firm states that emerging market operators will continue to see double digit mobile connections growth in 2012.
The Hertz Corporation and Hertz Global EV are implementing the first wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs) in the car rental industry. Hertz has the most diverse fleet of EVs for both rental and carshare. "Hertz is committed to its Global EV program, introducing electric vehicles into our rental fleet on three continents – North America, Asia and Europe," commented Mark P.
NewNet Communication Technologies announced its plans to evolve the WiMAX product portfolio to increase market penetration in existing segments and address additional untapped market verticals. The company also announced that the WiMAX product portfolio will form the basis of a new Telecom Infrastructure Business Unit to be led by Scott Morrison, formerly of the Nokia Siemens Networks WiMAX team.
Online payment service company PayPal is is trialing a new mobile shopping initiative that allows customers to point and purchase using QR codes. PayPal has created catalog ‘mobile shopping walls’ in 15 metro stations in Singapore. The large display features Valentine’s Day offers from eight participating retailers.
Wireless NFC-based applications may one day make life easier for the visually impaired. In the study, touching an info code on a product's packaging with a smartphone resulted in product information being wirelessly sent to the phone to be heard by the user. Another application provides spoken dosage instructions for medication.
NFC, a wireless technology mostly used for mobile payments, hasn't taken off in the United States. It's available in a few phones, but banks and carriers are dickering over payment services, and phone makers such as Motorola have said they don't want to implement an expensive new feature without knowing it will be used.
An electronic engineering laboratory at City University is making huge strides in research on wireless communication technology. With private funding and government support, its engineers are trying to find ways to boost already superfast speeds of broadband connectivity and improve network coverage.
Banks, financial institutions and now internet service providers are tapping into the market for contact-free payment systems. It is a time-saving temptation for busy people, but tech experts say consumers must be aware of the risks when opting for the technology. Contactless credit cards and mobile phone chips connect to payment terminals via a short range radio frequency identification (RFID).
A way to print Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips right onto paper has been discovered by a team of scientists from University of Montpellier. The technique uses a thermal evaporation process to deposit of thin aluminium coil antennas on sheets of paper which can later be used to create packaging or printed material.