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Cisco Updates Wireless Certification Program Exams and Courses

January 25, 2012 11:34 am | Comments

Cisco announced that it has updated the CCNA Wireless and CCNP Wireless Exams and Courses, which provide job ready practical skills and knowledge to address the latest advances in the wireless networking industry. Leading industry analysts are predicting wireless and mobility to be high growth areas in 2012, increasing the demand for a properly trained wireless LAN (WLAN) workforce.

Fairchild Semiconductor Highlights Power Supply Solutions and Design Tools at APEC 2012

January 25, 2012 11:20 am | Comments

At APEC 2012, February 5-9, 2012, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Fairchild Semiconductor(R), FCS +2.43% a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile products, will address the real energy challenges designers face every day, and will demonstrate power supply solutions featuring mWSaver(TM) technology, including energy efficient controllers for flyback designs.

Specialist Brand Video Introduces Molex Mini-Fit Family of Products

January 25, 2012 5:41 am | Comments

In the latest brand video from TTI, The Specialist meets Agent Molex in the NTI lab and is briefed on the Molex Mini-Fit family of products and its benefit offering. Agent Molex introduces The Specialist and T to the small connector family of four that packs a wallop when it comes to delivering power.


Deep-Sea Diving Robot Can Do Dangerous Work

January 24, 2012 11:20 am | Comments

In some instances, it’s a good thing when a robot can replace you at work. A team of professors and student researchers are exploring ways robots can be used instead of humans for dangerous missions, like deep-sea diving in the Gulf of Mexico in the wake of an oil spill. Mathematician and Associate Professor at Louisiana State University Michael Malisoff and the team he is working with are creating robots that can act somewhat autonomously, working in the place of humans in harmful places — oil spills and mosquito-infested lagoons.

Siri Takes Its Place in the "Smart Home"

January 24, 2012 10:54 am | Comments

The IPhone 4S will soon control thermostats, lights and home theater systems, as Apple’s voice assistant Siri debuts in the “smart home.” Custom home automation installer Carnes Audio Visual released a YouTube video showing Siri communicating with various home appliances and systems. The video features Siri dimming lights to 50 percent, setting the thermostat to 70 degrees and turning on a home theater system using voice commands.

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.


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.

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.


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