ACG and Wireless Dynamics Deploy NFC/RFID SD Cards
Thu, 02/01/2007 - 9:40am
ACG Identification Technologies, a leading component and technology supplier in the smart card and RFID markets, signs a partner agreement with Wireless Dynamics Inc. (WDI), a leading provider of NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC (Near Field Communication) is a new wireless short-range technology, which enables mobile devices to be used for secure contactless payments, ticketing and other contactless transactions. WDI’s innovative SDiD product line is designed to provide NFC and RFID plug-and-play functions for mobile devices. ACG will offer the SDiD Cards to the mobile RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) and NFC markets. With the cooperation ACG closes the circle between cards, readers and PDAs and enables applications beyond pure RFID. With the standard SDIO (Secure Digital I/O) interface the SDiD Card can be inserted into most mobile devices like PDA or cellular based PDA phones with SD slots. With the new technology, consumers may use their mobile device as a bus ticket, train ticket, event ticket or as debit or credit card for fast and secure transactions. They can even transfer stored tickets to other NFC enabled devices, utilizing the NFC peer-to-peer communication technology. WDI's SDiD products support a broad range of High Frequency protocols and operating systems for mobile devices. This ensures interoperability between the secure RFID technology and the specific applications in different vertical markets.
WiMAX Networks Across Nothern and Eastern IndiaAlvarion Ltd. the world’s leading provider of wireless broadband solutions announces that Aircel Business Solutions (ABS), a subsidiary of leading Indian cellular service provider Aircel, is expanding its current network and planning to use BreezeMAX 3300 to deploy WiMAX networks across 50 cities in northern and eastern India. Aircel currently has deployments in eight cities and is using BreezeMAX to overlay and expand its current broadband and cellular network infrastructure to quickly offer affordable broadband data services to small and medium enterprise (SME) customers. Alvarion’s BreezeMAX 3300 is an extension of its WiMAX platform operating in 3.3GHz, the frequency band specifically licensed for WiMAX services in India.
Alereon Announces $4 Million Strategic InvestmentAlereon, Inc., announces it has received a $4 million investment from Samsung Ventures strategic technologies investment fund. Alereon is the first company to go into production with a registered and manufacturing worthy PHY solution and most recently, the first company to demonstrate a production-worthy Wireless USB device solution. This includes the company’s most recent public technology demonstration of a multi-vendor application developed in conjunction with Kodak with an Alereon technology-enabled Kodak digital still camera taking pictures and quickly transferring them over Wireless USB to a laptop that included a partner’s host MAC and an installed Alereon PHY.
Tech Mahindra Sign Five Year Contract with BT GroupTech Mahindra announces the signing of a five year deal to provide BT with strategic sourcing services. This contract is expected to create new revenue for Tech Mahindra in excess of US $ Billion over this period. Tech Mahindra will support BT’s planned growth of managed services to business customers around the globe and continue to provide ongoing services related to BT’s internal systems, processes and re-usable platforms. Both companies will work together on creating and operating a global delivery organization, by leveraging and augmenting Tech Mahindra’s existing delivery centers, to achieve greater flexibility and efficiencies in addressing client requirements.
LeCroy Partners With Microchip TechnologyMcrochip Technology Inc. a provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors and LeCroy Corporation, a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, announces that the companies have established an ongoing joint collaboration for LeCroy to provide Microchip Technology workshop participants with access to semiconductor test equipment. Under the agreement, LeCroy will provide WaveJet 300 Series oscilloscopes for use by attendees during instructional workshops at Microchip’s worldwide Regional Training Centers (RTCs). Engineers seeking design instruction with Microchip’s silicon products will now use a LeCroy oscilloscope for hands-on experience validating designs and debugging/troubleshooting crcuits. Microchip’s workshops take place at 34 RTC engineering labs in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe. LeCroy's WaveJet 300 Series features desirable debugging tools not usually found in lower bandwidth portable oscilloscopes. With the longest capture time in its class, features such as a large screen display and USB connectivity and bandwidths ranging from 100 to 500 MHz, the WaveJet 300 Series allows engineers to simplify and shorten their microcontroller design validation and debugging process.
ZTE Wins WDM Backbone Project for China NetcomZTW has exclusively won a contract to build five national WDM trunk lines for China Netcom as part of the operator's 2006 long-haul transmission network improvements. This agreement follows the successful construction of five national trunk lines for China Netcom in 2005. The five new national trunk lines will cover ten Chinese provinces. With deployment of the network, China Netcom will achieve greatly increased network capacity on the backbone layer and improved operational capability enabling it to compete more strongly in the highly competitive Chinese market. ZTE optical networking products have been deployed by 130 operators in over 70 countries. According to the latest statistics from telecoms industry analyst firm Ovum-RHK, at the end of June 2006 ZTE's long haul DWDM system installations ranked in the top three in the world, and ZTE was the fastest growing mainstream optical network vendor between 2004 and 2006.
Wavecom Ships Millonoth Unit in the AmericasWavecom, Inc. ships its millionth unit in the Americas region a milestone signifying the company's leadership in North and South America, just seven months after its purchase of Sony Ericsson's M2M division. Wavecom acquired the Sony Ericsson division in April of 2006 in the first consolidation of two major players in the M2M space, valued at €32.5 million. The deal expanded the company's global presence and created a development powerhouse. Wavecom is a leader in wireless communications solutions for automotive, industrial machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile professional applications including its industry-leading family of Wireless CPUs.