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Solar Eruption Triggers Strongest Radiation Storm in 7 Years

January 24, 2012 10:45 am | Comments

A huge eruption on the Sun has caused the strongest radiation storm since 2005, which is due to hit Earth on Tuesday, Jan 24, possibly causing widespread communications interference. The eruption occurred late on January 22, 2012 sending a burst of energized solar particles towards Earth at about 5 million miles an hour (2,000 km per second).

10K Reasons to Worry About Critical Infrastructure

January 24, 2012 9:56 am | Comments

A security researcher was able to locate and map more than 10,000 industrial control systems hooked up to the public internet, including water and sewage plants, and found that many could be open to easy hack attacks, due to lax security practices. Screenshot showing an industrial control system in Idaho that's connected to the internet.

Fluke Networks Releases New Signatures to Protect Against WLAN Vulnerabilities

January 24, 2012 9:41 am | Comments

Fluke Networks released new threat signatures for its AirMagnet Enterprise 9.0 wireless intrusion detection and prevention system (WIDS/WIPS), including a signature for the recently discovered Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) PIN Brute Force attack. The update also includes threat signatures to protect against Domain Name Server (DNS) and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Tunneled Traffic, and 802.

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Wireless Broadband Solutions for Federal Markets at AFCEA West

January 24, 2012 8:35 am | Comments

Cambium Networks reinforced the company’s commitment to providing federal markets with the most reliable, secure wireless connectivity solutions that also meet the stringent requirements of military or government in-field deployments. Today at the opening of the AFCEA West conference in San Diego, Cambium is showcasing two products — the Cambium PTP 600 Series and the new Cambium RDB 350 Rapid Deployment Wireless Broadband product — both field proven and designed to meet performance, security and environmental requirements of government applications.

Amino Selects Celeno Wi-Fi for Connected IPTV Set-Top Boxes Worldwide

January 24, 2012 4:45 am | Comments

Amino Communications announced that it has selected Celeno Communications, a leading provider of semiconductors for multimedia Wi-Fi home networking applications, to provide a range of wireless products that complement Amino’s range of award-winning IPTV set-top boxes (STBs). Celeno's OptimizAIR technology will help Amino offer whole home Wi-Fi networking robust enough for HD IPTV distribution, multi-room DVR and Over the Top (OTT) video and Video on Demand (VoD) consumption anywhere in the home.

SmartSwitch Could Deliver Simplified WiFi and Reduce Bill Shock for Olympic Visitors

January 24, 2012 4:33 am | Comments

Roke Manor Research will be demonstrating SmartSwitch at this year’s Mobile World Congress. SmartSwitch is the first app that allows mobile networks to actively promote free WiFi and eliminates ‘bill shock’ when travelling internationally. SmartSwitch could be used by network operators during the Olympics to reduce network congestion and avoid user frustration.

Wireless History Foundation Opens Nominations for Hall of Fame

January 24, 2012 4:31 am | Comments

AUSTIN, TX—January 23, 2012–Today the Wireless History Foundation announced that nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame will be due no later than March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Service Provider, Technology, Industry Associate, and Pioneer. A candidate must be recommended by one nominator and two seconders.

Wireless History Foundation Opens Nominations for 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame

January 24, 2012 4:29 am | Comments

Today the Wireless History Foundation announced that nominations for the 2012 Wireless Hall of Fame will be due no later than March 15. Nominations will be accepted in four categories: Service Provider, Technology, Industry Associate, and Pioneer. A candidate must be recommended by one nominator and two seconders.

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Printed Electronics: The Hot Topics

January 23, 2012 10:22 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx | Comments

On 3-4 April, IDTechEx is hosting its 8th annual Printed Electronics Europe event in Berlin, Germany. The event focus is on the commercialisation of printed electronics, with adopters from many verticals discussing their needs and experiences. Also covered in the 100+ speaker conference program are the hottest technology topics.

New Site Makes it Easy for OEMs to Research and Buy Sensing and Control Components

January 23, 2012 10:20 am | Comments

Honeywell Sensing and Control has launched a new easy-to-use, full-featured website that makes it easy for developers and OEMs to find, order and purchase the right sensing and control components for their industrial, medical, transportation, test and measurement, or aerospace solutions. The newly upgraded sensing.

Axis Teknologies Assembles New Advisory Board to Support Growth

January 23, 2012 10:15 am | Comments

Axis Teknologies announced the members of a new Advisory Board that Axis has established as a proactive measure for sustained expansion. “Axis experienced 251 percent expansion in the last two years, a growth level we have sustained and expect to increase substantially in 2012 and over the next several years.

First Embedded RTOS Provider to Announce USGv6 Conformity

January 23, 2012 10:13 am | Comments

Green Hills Software announces new US Government IPv6 (USGv6) support for its INTEGRITY real time operating system (RTOS) and Platform for Secure Networking. Green Hills Software is the first RTOS provider to announce this support. Green Hills Software joins the ranks with other major networking vendors to add support and test with an accredited lab as outlined in the USGv6 test program.

Cavium's OCTEON(R) II Wins The Linley Group "Best Embedded Processor" Award

January 23, 2012 10:10 am | Comments

Cavium announced that Cavium's 32-core OCTEON® II CN6880 was selected as the winner of The Linley Group's "Best Embedded Processor" Analysts' Choice Award. The Linley Group First Annual Analysts Choice Awards recognizes the top processor products of 2011 in several major categories including embedded, mobile, PC, server, design IP, and related technology.

MIT Genius Stuffs 100 Processors Into Single Chip

January 23, 2012 5:36 am | Comments

Call Anant Agarwal’s work crazy, and you’ve made him a happy man. Agarwal directs the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s vaunted Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL. The lab is housed in the university’s Stata Center, a Dr. Seussian hodgepodge of forms and angles that nicely reflects the unhindered-by-reality visionary research that goes on inside.

Wireless M2M Taking Hold in Many Industries for 2012

January 23, 2012 5:01 am | Comments

FreeWave Technologies said today that 2012 will be a banner year for wireless data radio communications across many industrial and geographical markets. As one of the early pioneers of 900 MHz wireless technology in 1993 (which now has expanded into additional multiple spectrums), FreeWave has seen the evolution of wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications grow and gain traction across both traditional and, more recently, newer growth markets, such as the Smart Grid.

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