With the growing trend for cloud services, networks must develop new approaches to cope with the demand for mobile broadband warns Cambridge Wireless ahead of its Future of Wireless International Conference this month. The unveiling last week of Apple’s new iCloud service, along with other recent launches of cloud services from Amazon and Google, reflects the growing trend to store media and other content on-line and make it available to users across all of their connected devices.
Synchronization and timing are essential to telecommunications networks to ensure optimal performance and prevent packet loss, dropped frames and degradation of quality of experience that will affect end user services. Precise synchronization is especially critical in mobile networks for the successful call signal handoff and proper transmission between base stations, as well as for the transport of real-time services.
Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced that it has been appointed a Bluetooth Special Interest Group Board of Directors company and along with simultaneously appointed Apple, both Nordic and Apple now join Ericsson AB, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba on the Bluetooth SIG Board.
LPRS has established itself as a major supplier of wireless modules used in environmental monitoring systems manufactured by Meaco Measurement and Control. LPRS supply Meaco with the very reliable Circuit Design CDP-TX05M-R transmitter and CDP-RX03BS-R receiver modules which are designed-in to a range of wireless linked environmental monitoring systems.
Energy Micro has announced the appointment of Honestar Technologies as a distributor for China. Honestar will support Energy Micro’s complete portfolio of energy friendly ARM Cortex based EFM32 Gecko MCUs and EFR4 Draco RF transceivers for ultra low power applications. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with subsidiaries in Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao and Xiamen, Honestar was established in 2000.
DeLorme announced the Fall 2011 release of the DeLorme inReach, the first Iridium-based device to integrate personal two-way satellite messaging, delivery confirmations, SOS capabilities and remote tracking, for reliable communication anywhere in the world. Iridium is the world’s farthest-reaching satellite network.
GLT Technovations announced its patent-pending TouchTec technology for leather and textiles, that mimics the human touch to enable use with touch screen devices, has been selected by top glove manufacturers. This fall, these manufacturers plan to release a wide range of styles of leather and fabric gloves to the consumer markets in the United States and Canada, that feature TouchTec technology.
Mouser Electronics is partnering with Anaren to stock its new family of FCC-, IC- and ETSI- compliant Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. Anaren’s AIR product family incorporates Texas Instruments low-power RF technology to offer an elegant, ‘plug and play’ RF solution (each module’s footprint being smaller than a postage stamp) for electronic engineers challenged with adding wireless capability to new or existing devices.
Anritsu Corporation and SATIMO are proud to announce that the Anritsu MT8820C One-Box Tester has been selected by SATIMO as a supported test solution for OTA LTE testing, including MIMO. Based on this selection, the MT8820C is being integrated into the SATIMO SAM OTA performance test software. "We are pleased to work with SATIMO to enable the wireless industry with the next generation of OTA test capability," said Kenji Tanaka, Executive Vice President of Anritsu.
A new white paper from W. L. Gore & Associates presents important factors to consider when selecting microwave/RF cable assemblies to ensure reliable performance in today’s challenging conditions. According to author Paul Pino, a Lead Design Engineer at W. L. Gore & Associates, it is critical to identify all of the application constraints that can affect the cables’ overall performance to preserve signal integrity and product reliability.
Velti has signed a strategic three-year partnership agreement with Vodafone Portugal to launch a Permission Based Advertising program. The Vodafone Promo4U service enables subscribing customers to receive high-value discounts and exclusive offers from their favourite brands free of charge on their mobile phones.
AdaptiveMobile Acquires Sentry Wireless to Extend Mobile Security Portfolio Through to Handset Security ApplicationsJune 22, 2011 10:14 am | Comments
AdaptiveMobile is announcing the acquisition of Sentry Wireless, a developer of handset based mobile security applications. Sentry’s market-leading technology will be integrated into AdaptiveMobile’s Network Protection Platform to give mobile operators visibility when subscriber handsets become infected by rogue mobile applications and viruses, and limit subscriber loss of data and credit.
TÜV Rheinland and GreenSoft Announce Partnership, Aiding Manufacturers to Meet Environmental RequirementsJune 22, 2011 9:55 am | Comments
TUV Rheinland has entered into an agreement with GreenSoft Technology, where the global certification company will have access to GreenSoft’s environmental compliance data collection service, including its multi-million-part database, to provide RoHS and REACH services to its clients. This agreement is expected to lower the cost and speed the certification process for electronics manufacturers seeking to be in compliance with constantly evolving worldwide environmental regulations and directives.
Vislink announced that on 2nd June 2011 it acquired the entire issued share capital of Gigawave Limited for a cash consideration of £3.75 million. Based in Colchester, Essex, UK, Gigawave is privately owned by a number of individual shareholders and employs 87 people. Gigawave is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of wireless camera, microwave and antenna products for the broadcast market.
Libelium announces the completion of its Smart Cities platform. A new sensor board measures noise pollution, dust quantities, structural health and garbage levels. This board may be combined in a network with previously available sensor boards - for gas monitoring, radiation detection and Smart Parking - thus offering a comprehensive range of sensors for urban use.