The Worldwide Building Automation System Industry is Expected to Reach $112.1 Billion by 2026

DUBLIN, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Building Automation System Market with COVID-19 Impact by Communication Technology, Offering (Facility Management Systems, Security and Access Controls, and Fire Protection Systems), Application, Region – Global Forecast to 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global building automation system market size is projected to grow from USD 73.5 billion in 2021 to USD 112.1 billion by 2026; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period.

The growth of the building automation system market is fueled by the increasing requirement of energy-efficient facilities with enhanced security systems. Besides this, advancements in wireless communication technologies have lessened the complexity and the cost of installing building automation systems in the existing buildings. The combination of IoT and building automation has also enabled the exchange of information among several electronic devices and the cloud without the requirement of direct human intervention that makes buildings smart. This factor has also accelerated the growth of the building automation system market.

Security and access controls to lead the building automation system market during the forecast period

Security and access control systems have become an integral part of the safety and security systems of buildings and their occupants. They have revolutionized building security and eliminated human intervention. These systems are installed in buildings to increase the security level, monitor activities and movements of people, and keep a record of people entering and exiting buildings. Several businesses make use of these systems for protecting their assets, staff, and information; monitoring activities in buildings; and controlling access to buildings.

Commercial application segment to hold largest size of building automation system market from 2021 to 2026

The surging deployment of building automation systems in large shopping complexes, office buildings, and public transport hubs, such as airports and railway stations, drives the growth of the building automation system market for commercial applications. HVAC controls, lighting controls, and security and access controls are the key systems used in commercial applications. Of these, security and access controls have become an integral part of commercial buildings owing to the rising security concerns across the world.

North America to account for large size of building automation system market in 2020

North America is one of the most developed regions in the world. It is also a leading market for building automation systems. The region accounted for a major share of the building automation system market in 2020. The rising requirement of energy management and the increasing demand for green homes has resulted in the growth of the building automation system market in North America. The market in North America has been studied for the US, Canada, and Mexico. Government organizations in countries of the region work together for efficient and clean production and use of energy.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in Building Automation System Market
4.2 Building Automation System Market, by Offering
4.3 Building Automation System Market for Facility Management Systems, by Type
4.4 Building Automation System Market, by Application
4.5 Building Automation System Market, by Region

5 Market Overview
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Dynamics
5.2.1 Drivers
5.2.1.1 Growth in Construction Industry
5.2.1.2 Increase in Focus for Designing and Establishing Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Buildings Equipped with Building Automation Systems
5.2.1.3 Rise in Adoption of Automated Security Systems in Buildings
5.2.1.4 Rapid Penetration of IoT in Building Automation Systems
5.2.1.5 Development of Wireless Protocols and Wireless Sensor Network Technology for Building Automation Systems
5.2.1.6 Rapid Infrastructure Growth in Emerging Economies
5.2.2 Restraints
5.2.2.1 False Notion About High Installation Costs of Building Automation Systems
5.2.2.2 Technical Difficulties and Dearth of Skilled Experts
5.2.3 Opportunities
5.2.3.1 Rise in Government and Stakeholder Funding for Developing Smart Cities
5.2.3.2 Favorable Government Initiatives and Incentives
5.2.3.3 Advancements in Building Technologies and Automation with Data Analytics
5.2.4 Challenges
5.2.4.1 Presence of Different Communication Protocols

6 Industry Trends
6.1 Value Chain Analysis
6.2 Building Automation System Ecosystem/Market Mapping
6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Model
6.4 Impact of COVID-19 on Building Automation System Market
6.5 Building Automation System Regulations
6.5.1 Building Automation System Installation and Operation Regulations
6.5.2 Fire Protection and Safety Regulations
6.5.3 Video Surveillance Privacy and Wiretapping Regulations
6.5.4 Government Regulations Related to Fair and Transparent Use of Biometric System-Powered Access Controls
6.6 Key Use Cases
6.6.1 Installation of Building Automation System in Catania Airport, Italy
6.6.2 Mandatory Installation of Cctv Cameras in Sharjah
6.6.3 Biometric-Enabled Boarding Offered by Eurostar for UK Passengers
6.7 Patent Analysis
6.8 Average Selling Price Analysis
6.9 Technology Analysis
6.9.1 Ip-Based Building Automation Systems
6.9.2 Iot-Powered Building Automation Systems
6.9.3 Cloud-Based Fire Protection Systems
6.9.4 Use of Thermal Cameras in Access Controls
6.9.5 Mobile Access Control Systems
6.10 Trade and Tariff Analysis
6.10.1 Trade Analysis for HVAC
6.10.2 Trade Analysis for Video Surveillance
6.10.3 Trade Analysis for Fire Protection Systems
6.10.4 Tariff Analysis for HVAC, Video Surveillance, and Fire Protection Systems

7 Building Automation System Market, by Offering
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Facility Management Systems
7.2.1 Risen Demand for HVAC Controls and Lighting Controls Across World
7.2.2 Lighting Controls
7.2.2.1 Occupancy Sensors
7.2.2.2 Daylight Sensors
7.2.2.3 Relays
7.2.2.4 Timers
7.2.2.5 Dimming Actuators
7.2.2.6 Switch Actuators
7.2.2.7 Blind/Shutter Actuators
7.2.2.8 Transmitters
7.2.2.9 Receivers
7.2.3 HVAC Controls
7.2.3.1 Sensors
7.2.3.2 Smart Thermostats
7.2.3.3 Control Valves
7.2.3.3.1 Two-Way Valves
7.2.3.3.2 Three-Way Valves
7.2.3.4 Heating and Cooling Coils
7.2.3.5 Dampers
7.2.3.5.1 Low-Leakage Dampers
7.2.3.5.2 Parallel- and Opposed-Blade Dampers
7.2.3.5.3 Round Dampers
7.2.3.6 Actuators
7.2.3.6.1 Hydraulic Actuators
7.2.3.6.2 Pneumatic Actuators
7.2.3.6.3 Electric Actuators
7.2.3.7 Pumps and Fans
7.2.3.8 Smart Vents
7.3 Security and Access Controls
7.4 Fire Protection Systems
7.5 Building Energy Management Software
7.6 Bas Services

8 Building Automation System Market, by Communication Technology
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Wireless Technologies
8.2.1 Wi-Fi Technology Drives Concept of IoT in Building Automation
8.2.2 Zigbee
8.2.3 Enocean
8.2.4 Z-Wave
8.2.5 Wi-Fi
8.2.6 Bluetooth
8.2.7 Thread
8.2.8 Infrared
8.3 Wired Technologies
8.3.1 Bacnet Enables Building Automation Systems to Control Devices Working on Same Networks
8.3.2 Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (Dali)
8.3.3 Konnex (Knx)
8.3.4 Lonworks
8.3.5 Building Automation and Control Network (Bacnet)
8.3.6 Modbus

9 Building Automation System Market, by Application
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Residential Applications
9.2.1 Prevalence of Smart Home and Smart Building Technologies in Residential Applications
9.2.2 Diy Home Automation
9.3 Commercial Applications
9.3.1 Emergence of Office Buildings as Prominent Commercial End-users of Building Automation Systems
9.3.2 Office Buildings
9.3.3 Retail and Public Assembly Buildings
9.3.4 Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
9.3.5 Airports and Railway Stations
9.4 Industrial Application
9.4.1 Increased Adoption of Smart Building Solutions in Manufacturing Facilities to Achieve Energy and Cost Savings

10 Geographic Analysis

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Overview
11.2 Market Evaluation Framework
11.2.1 Product Portfolio
11.2.2 Regional Focus
11.2.3 Manufacturing Footprint
11.2.4 Organic/Inorganic Growth Strategies
11.3 Market Share Analysis
11.4 Revenue Analysis of Top Five Players in Building Automation System Market
11.5 Company Evaluation Matrix
11.5.1 Star
11.5.2 Emerging Leader
11.5.3 Pervasive
11.5.4 Participant
11.6 Startup/Sme Evaluation Matrix, 2020
11.6.1 Progressive Company
11.6.2 Responsive Company
11.6.3 Dynamic Company
11.6.4 Starting Block

12 Company Profiles
12.1 Key Players
12.1.1 Honeywell International
12.1.2 Siemens Ag
12.1.3 Johnson Controls
12.1.4 Schneider Electric
12.1.5 Carrier
12.1.6 Robert Bosch
12.1.7 Legrand
12.1.8 Hubbell
12.1.9 Abb
12.1.10 Trane Technologies
12.2 Right to Win
12.3 Other Players
12.3.1 Lutron Electronics
12.3.2 Crestron Electronics
12.3.3 Hitachi
12.3.4 Delta Controls
12.3.5 Beckhoff Automation
12.3.6 Lennox International
12.3.7 General Electric
12.3.8 Distech Controls

13 Appendix

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AT&T home internet review: Fiber’s nice, but DSL makes you think twice – CNET

When it was first announced in May that AT&T was spinning off WarnerMedia into a combined venture with Discovery, AT&T CEO John Stankey implied it would give the company greater ability to focus on expanding its fiber footprint.

When it was first announced in May that AT&T was spinning off WarnerMedia into a combined venture with Discovery, AT&T CEO John Stankey implied it would give the company greater ability to focus on expanding its fiber footprint. In fact, Stankey went further and said the move would allow AT&T to zero in on “the single goal of offering the best fixed-broadband service in the market.”

So, where does that put AT&T right now? If you’re living in one of the 21 states where AT&T provides internet service and you’re serviceable for one of the company’s fiber plans, then you’re in a perfect spot, as AT&T’s fiber internet offers a great connection at a terrific value. However, the majority of customers within AT&T’s service area aren’t living in homes that are wired for fiber service. Instead, AT&T connects those customers using either fixed wireless or a DSL hybrid service. In both cases, that means less value and much slower speeds than what you’ll get with fiber.

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LikeNo contracts required to receive the lowest available priceNo data caps for any fiber plansValuable perks and promotional offers

Don’t LikeMuch slower DSL plans are more prevalent than fiber optionsNo way to avoid additional monthly router fees by using your ownData caps enforced on all nonfiber plans

In other words, recommending AT&T internet service really comes down to where you live and what’s available at your address. If AT&T fiber is an option, then move it right to the top of your list. But if you’re not serviceable for fiber, shop around to see if you can do better than AT&T’s fixed wireless or DSL solutions.

What internet plans does AT&T offer?

AT&T currently offers three fiber internet plans, none of which come with contracts or data caps. The company tells CNET that those fiber plans — Internet 300, Internet 500 and Internet 1000 — are available to just under a third of customers in the company’s footprint. The rest of the plans use a DSL/fiber hybrid approach to service the rest of AT&T’s customer base, though the addition of DSL infrastructure means that speeds are a lot slower.

Here’s your full list of options:

For most of its serviceable areas, AT&T offers at least three of the above plans. In a few geographic locations, mainly rural or suburban areas, you may only have access to AT&T Internet Basic (not shown in the table above), which features either a 5-megabits-per-second plan or one offering 1.5 or 0.8Mbps. Basic is the right word for it and perhaps too generous.

What internet connection types does AT&T offer?

There are a couple of potential outcomes when you seek to sign up for AT&T’s internet service. If you see any of the 300, 500 or 940Mbps speed tiers offered at your address, then you have access to AT&T’s fiber internet service, which uses 100% fiber technology. Fiber connections are symmetrical by design, which means that your upload speeds will be just as fast as your downloads, unlike DSL, cable and other modes of internet. That’s particularly useful for videoconferencing, transferring files (for those of us working and schooling from home) and online gaming.

Outside of the three fiber plans, most of the rest of AT&T plans are DSL, a hybrid of fiber-optic and copper cable. This means speeds are much slower than a pure fiber connection, and you won’t see upload speeds that are as high as your download speeds.

In addition to AT&T’s fiber and DSL plans, the company offers a fixed wireless plan, which involves installing an antenna and wireless equipment within the home. Speeds won’t get much higher than 10Mbps with a connection like that — it’s intended mostly for homes that lack other options for getting online.

According to the most recent report from the Federal Communications Commission, AT&T Internet plans are 30% fiber, 7% fixed wireless and the rest are DSL. That said, the FCC’s numbers are out of date (and the data comes with plenty of other flaws, too).

An AT&T spokesperson wouldn’t disclose the most current breakdown of its service plans when we asked, but the company says that its fiber footprint is larger than the FCC’s two-year-old data suggests. As we mentioned at the top of the page, AT&T’s CEO has doubled down on the company’s commitment to fiber expansion.

Where is AT&T Internet available?

AT&T’s internet service area covers 21 states across the country. The list includes Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. You can dig deeper on the AT&T coverage map to uncover the specific cities included within each state.

What to expect from your AT&T internet bill

For the most part, AT&T Internet is straightforward. But there are a few differences from other internet service providers that are worth paying attention to.

You can’t skip the equipment fee

Whereas many ISPs — including Spectrum, Verizon and Xfinity, among others — give you the option to avoid a modem or router rental by using your own equipment, you won’t be able to escape that charge with AT&T. You have to use the AT&T Wi-Fi Gateway, which adds an extra $10 a month to your bill. However, you’re free to disable the router part of that gateway and use a router of your own.

One-time fees

AT&T charges $99 for a full, in-home tech installation. For some addresses, there’s no self-install option (you have to go online to find out if you “qualify” for the self-install kit). On the positive side, you’ll frequently find online promos where the $99 fee is waived (typically for the higher-speed plans), so keep your eyes peeled for offers like that. If none are available, you could also try asking them to waive it when you’re calling to sign up.

If you’re struggling to get a signal in the far reaches of your home, AT&T will sell you a Smart Wi-Fi Extender to pair with the gateway — those will cost you $50 each.

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No data caps — at least not with fiber

This is where things get a little squirrelly. For the most part, AT&T Internet plans don’t come with data caps. Customers get unlimited data with all fiber plans. That means you won’t have to track your data usage for fear of fees or throttling issues once you hit some arbitrary threshold. But there’s still a decent chunk of AT&T’s geographic footprint where fiber isn’t yet available, and in those cases, there is a data allowance.

Non-fiber AT&T Internet plans (0.8Mbps-100Mbps) have a data cap of 1 terabyte (1,000 gigabytes). If you go over that monthly limit, you’ll incur a $10 charge for each additional 50GB of data that you use, up to a total of $100 a month. That’s right on par with other major providers who enforce a data cap, including Comcast Xfinity and Cox, but both offer caps that are a bit higher, at around 1.25TB (1,250GB). Cox also waives all of your overage charges the first month you break the cap — don’t expect a free pass like that from AT&T.

If you think you’re likely to surpass AT&T’s data allowance, you can upgrade your plan to include unlimited data for an additional $30 a month. Another option is to choose a TV and internet bundle, which would allow you to get unlimited data at no extra charge — though there’s usually a contract involved with any bundling of services.

One last caveat — the data allowance for AT&T Fixed Wireless Internet is actually 350GB a month. While the $10 charge for each additional 50GB you use is the same as above, fixed wireless customers can be billed up to a total of $200 extra per month for overage fees. That’s a recipe for sticker shock, so you’ll want to be extra cautious with your data usage if you’re a fixed wireless subscriber.

Access to the AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spot Network is free

AT&T’s nationwide network of over 30,000 hotspots is free to all AT&T Internet customers. This allows you to be connected when you’re away from home without using up your mobile data. Check out AT&T’s mobile hotspot map to get a sense of where you can find those available locations.

Does AT&T Internet offer any deals or promotions?

AT&T likes to run short-term promotions and deals throughout the year. At the time of this writing, one of the main promos offered is a $150 AT&T Visa Reward Card for new fiber customers that order online.

If you opt for the company’s fastest plan, Internet 1000, AT&T will throw in a free subscription to HBO Max. That’s a decent value — HBO Max regularly costs $15 a month.

How does AT&T Internet rank on customer satisfaction?

AT&T boasts that “you deserve the best,” and the company points to its stellar showing in J.D. Power’s US Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study for 2020 as evidence that it’s delivering. AT&T nabbed the top spot in the North Central, South and West regions in that study, with an average score of 751 on a 1,000-point scale. Only Verizon can point to a higher average in the survey (769), but it only competed in one region.

AT&T Internet fared just as well with the American Customer Satisfaction Index, which releases a yearly customer satisfaction survey for internet providers. AT&T’s 2021 score of 71/100 was tied with Verizon Fios for the top spot and well ahead of all other competitors and ahead of the industry average of 65. AT&T also saw a jump of just over 4% in its score from the previous year, which was the biggest jump among all providers from 2020 to 2021.

The ACSI also surveys customer satisfaction with each provider’s Wi-Fi equipment, and just like the overall score, AT&T saw a 4-point bump here, too. With a score of 74 out of 100, AT&T’s equipment tied with Verizon for the top spot among all providers. That’s a notable bit of reassurance given that AT&T doesn’t let you use any other modem in place of its own gateway.

To sum it up

If AT&T’s fiber service is an option for your address, it’s tough to find a better combination of service and affordability. The catch? AT&T’s fiber plans aren’t an option for approximately two-thirds of the company’s coverage area. All other AT&T plans are fraught with issues not faced by fiber, from slower download speeds to data caps. Simply put, don’t hesitate if you can get an AT&T fiber plan, but research your options if only lower speeds are offered in your area.

AT&T Internet FAQs

Does AT&T Internet service require a contract?

No. While the promo price typically expires after your first year of service, you don’t have to sign a term agreement to receive that price.

Is AT&T Internet fast?

The answer to this question always depends on which plans are available in your area. No matter the fastest plan that any provider might offer (say, the 2,000Mbps Gigabit Pro plan from Xfinity), it’s moot if it isn’t available at your address. So, for example, AT&T’s Internet 1000 plan is plenty fast, but it’s not available to all AT&T areas. As of now, AT&T fiber is available to 14 million households across 90 metro areas. The company’s goal is to add another 3 million residential and business locations by the end of 2021.

For a third-party perspective on what’s fast, the speed-testing website Ookla tracks ISPs based on its own scoring system that looks at both download and upload speeds. Using the most recent metrics taken during the first quarter of 2021, AT&T came in fifth place, behind Verizon, Cox, Xfinity and Spectrum (in that order).

Similarly, AT&T ranks in fifth place when you look at Ookla’s Consistency Score — a different measure showing how often providers deliver broadband speeds to customers. Surprisingly, it wasn’t even that close, with AT&T Internet at 75.2% and the same four providers ahead of them at either 83% or higher.

Does AT&T offer any low-cost internet options?

Yes. Access from AT&T is an affordable option for eligible households within the 21 states that AT&T services. Internet service up to 25Mbps for $10 a month may be available for limited-income households participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or getting Supplemental Security Income benefits.

How can I cancel my AT&T Internet?

You can start the process by going to the AT&T Contact Us page. You can cancel your AT&T Internet service at any time without an early termination fee since no contracts are required for service. However, since you get billed on a month-to-month basis, you will not receive a refund or credit if you cancel before the end of your billing cycle.

Also, pay attention to the small print of some of your promo offers. If you have an internet plan that gets you free HBO Max, for example, you’ll lose that access upon cancellation.

Lastly, if you desire to transfer your service, rather than cancel (for a pending move, for example), you can contact an AT&T moving specialist at 800-288-2020.

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CenturyLink home internet: Find a fiber price that’s mighty nice – CNET

Available in 37 states, CenturyLink Internet may best be known for its former Price for Life deal. But my first introduction to the company was in 2011 with CenturyLink Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks.

Available in 37 states, CenturyLink Internet may best be known for its former Price for Life deal. But my first introduction to the company was in 2011 with CenturyLink Field, home of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. I thought CenturyLink was a bank or maybe even an insurance company. It turns out it’s one of the country’s largest internet service providers, available to over 49 million customers across the country, according to Federal Communications Commission data.

In September 2020, CenturyLink (along with the stadium it sponsors) rebranded itself to Lumen Technologies. The CenturyLink brand still exists as the name of its internet service offering, though. If you live in the northwest (and are perhaps one of the 12s, as Seahawks fans are lovingly called), or in any of the other states where CenturyLink is available, it might be one of your top home internet options.

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LikeSome of the most affordable fiber plans you can find with CenturyLink’s Quantum FiberUnlimited data and no contracts required, so no worries about cancellation fees or overage charges

Don’t LikeDSL speeds can vary wildly based on address and sometimes fall below what the FCC deems as “broadband”Overall plan section is limited based on your address

CenturyLink offers customers either digital subscriber line or fiber-optic internet service. Ground-laid fiber-optic cable is a lot faster than phone line-based DSL connections, so your speeds will vary significantly depending on what’s available at your address. Of the 37 states it services, CenturyLink provides its Quantum Fiber to 25 of them, so not all of its customers will have access to those faster speeds. If you do, don’t hesitate to dive in — it’s one of the most affordable fiber plans you can find across the country. But if DSL is your only option, you might find your internet experience to be lacking.

To start, here’s where CenturyLink internet is available

You can find CenturyLink home internet service in 37 states across the US. The list includes Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

According to a spokesperson for Lumen, “Quantum Fiber is currently available in about 50% of our footprint, including Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Springfield, Missouri, with additional cities planned throughout 2021.”


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CenturyLink home internet plans and prices

CenturyLink currently offers DSL internet plans, which can range up to 140Mbps, or a 100% fiber network featuring two available plans. A Lumen spokesperson told CNET the company is continuing to invest and expand its fiber footprint, so it’s been unveiling its new Quantum Fiber brand to its markets this year.

CenturyLink plans and pricing

For many of its serviceable addresses, CenturyLink offers just a handful of the above plans. In a few areas, you may have only one choice. That’s unusual among ISPs, most of which will typically offer three to five different plan options at most addresses.

As to the value of the plans offered by CenturyLink, the average cost per Mbps for the DSL plans is $1, which is an extremely competitive rate for that particular connection type. By comparison, the average cost per Mbps of the DSL plans offered by AT&T, Frontier and Verizon is $2.44. I should note that I’m comparing the regular rates, not promo costs, because CenturyLink doesn’t do promo pricing. The price you get at the start is the price you’ll have after your first year.

Over on the fiber side, the average cost per Mbps of the Quantum Fiber gigabit plan is 7 cents, which is significantly less expensive than the cable gigabit offerings from Spectrum, Comcast and Cox (all between 12 and 14 cents) and the gigabit fiber plans from AT&T, Frontier and Verizon, which all hover around 9 cents.

It should be noted that as it currently stands, CenturyLink’s fiber plans are some of the best values you’ll find in home internet.

Fiber speeds are fast, but DSL, not so much

If the Quantum Fiber or Fiber Gigabit plan is available in your area, CenturyLink internet service is plenty fast. You’ll find symmetrical download and upload speeds, which means better performance for work (no glitchy Zoom calls or frozen FaceTime frames) and play (less lag during online gaming and no issues streaming Loki in 4K).

That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that CenturyLink fiber isn’t available at every address in the footprint. In many regions, service is only available via DSL, which lags well behind fiber and cable in terms of speeds and performance.

For example, if you head to the speed-testing website Ookla, you’ll find a Speed Score metric that tracks ISPs based on a combination of download and upload speeds. Its most recent scores, taken during the first quarter of 2021, list CenturyLink in sixth place behind Verizon, Cox, Xfinity, Spectrum and AT&T Internet. That might not seem so bad, but consider that the five providers above it averaged a score of just under 138. CenturyLink rang in with an average score of just 52.60.

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The gap isn’t quite so vast when you look at Ookla’s Consistency Score, which is a way of looking at how often a provider delivers broadband speeds to its customers. While CenturyLink again came in sixth place, it notched a 51.1% score to the other five’s average of 84.2%. Again, not stellar, but not as stark a difference as the previous comparison.

Lastly, according to the FCC’s most recent, January report on fixed broadband performance, roughly 40% of CenturyLink customers experienced download speeds greater than 95% of the advertised speed, while another 40% or so reported speeds that fell between 80 and 95% of the advertised number. That leaves a little over 20% of the customer base reporting speeds that were less than 80% as fast as advertised.

That’s in harsh contrast to cable and fiber providers such as Cox, Mediacom, Verizon and Xfinity, for whom 93-99% of customers found their performance to be equal or better than 95% of the advertised download speed. To be fair, the FCC numbers only tested CenturyLink DSL plans and none of the fiber plans, so the numbers are skewed towards the lowest speed tiers that CenturyLink offers.

Other aspects of CenturyLink internet you need to know

To offer you its competitive prices and no-term agreements, CenturyLink does require monthly prepayment. But this also means no credit checks. Here are a few more details to consider when evaluating CenturyLink’s internet service.

Additional monthly fees

Like many other ISPs — including Spectrum, Verizon and Xfinity — CenturyLink gives you the option to avoid a modem or router rental by using your own device. You can check the list of CenturyLink compatible devices, but if you decide to go with your own gear, you won’t be eligible for CenturyLink’s free 24/7 tech support.

Going with CenturyLink’s equipment will add an additional $15 a month to your bill. One thing to note from the small print — the monthly equipment fee does not fall under the Price for Life deal, so it’s possible that part of your bill could increase during your time of service.

One-time fees

While there’s no charge for self-installation, not all addresses are eligible for that option. If that’s the case at your place, CenturyLink will charge $99 for professional installation. In some instances, that fee may go up to $125. Additionally, you can expect a one-time broadband activation fee of $20 when you begin service.

Lastly, if you wanted to avoid paying the additional monthly equipment fee that we just described above, you could opt to buy the CenturyLink modem for a one-time fee of up to $200.

No data caps on any plans

In previous years, CenturyLink reserved its unlimited data for DSL plans only. Now, as part of the rollout of its Quantum Fiber plans, CenturyLink includes unlimited data with all fiber plans, too. That’s a great change and one that means you won’t need to keep an eye on your data usage or worry about gobbling up too many gigabytes before your billing cycle is over.

CenturyLink’s customer satisfaction numbers are middle of the road

Although CenturyLink saw a significant 7% increase in its 2020 American Customer Satisfaction Index score by earning 63 out of a possible 100 points, it took a small step back by notching a 62 in the 2021 results. That’s still the second-highest score the company has earned with the ACSI since 2016, and the company also fared better than other providers that operate in similar suburban and rural areas, including Frontier, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Windstream. That said, CenturyLink is still three points below the overall industry average of 65/100 for all ISPs, so there’s room for additional improvement.

For the 2020 J.D. Power US Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study, CenturyLink earned a score of 704 on a 1,000-point scale in the South region and 716 in the West — and, again, both scores are below the industry average for the region. On the plus side, J.D. Power did position CenturyLink above Frontier, HughesNet, Mediacom, Suddenlink and Windstream in both the West and South regions, and above Spectrum in the West. Like the ACSI data, that suggests that CenturyLink is a solid but unspectacular, middle-of-the-pack performer in terms of customer satisfaction.

The bottom line

CenturyLink scores top points for its affordable, high-speed product, Quantum Fiber. It’s available in more states than any other provider’s fiber packages and you’ll be hard-pressed to find better rates. Once you add on the unlimited data for all speeds, you’ve got a compelling product.

But some of that enthusiasm is dulled once you realize that more than half of customers will only see CenturyLink’s DSL plans — and in some cases, those speeds are barely above the broadband minimum of 25Mbps download. As you’ll often hear from us, the true worth of a service will depend greatly on your address and which provider plans are available in your area, and CenturyLink is no exception.

CenturyLink internet FAQs

What is CenturyLink Price for Life internet?

The CenturyLink Price for Life internet deal used to cover all plans up to 140Mbps. It is no longer available to new customers as CenturyLink has focused on providing unlimited data for all plans and speed tiers.

How do I get in touch with CenturyLink customer service?

CenturyLink customer service can be reached in several ways. You can find assistance online at the CenturyLink Customer Support Center or you can use the CenturyLink chat function. Also, you can do it the old-fashioned way and give them a call at 866-642-0444.

Does CenturyLink internet offer any deals or promotions?

CenturyLink isn’t big on running short-term promotions and deals. Customers are able to get additional savings by ordering online — including, in some cases, free modem purchase and tech install — and by choosing paperless billing and prepay options.

Is there a CenturyLink data cap?

For the most part, no. CenturyLink used to reserve unlimited data for its DSL plans, but since unveiling its Quantum Fiber brand, the unlimited data cap extends to the fiber network as well. That said, the deal is available for new customers only. Existing customers may still be tethered to previous data cap limitations.

What is Lumen Technologies and did CenturyLink buy it?

Lumen Technologies was not an acquisition but is a rebranding of CenturyLink that occurred in September of last year. Many home internet customers will still see the CenturyLink brand for their services, while others will begin to see the Quantum Fiber name in 2021.

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How to keep your overheated phone from dying – CNET

Summer 2021 broke a few heat wave records across the western US and Canada. Dallesport, Washington, for example, reached a staggering 118 degrees on June 28.

Summer 2021 broke a few heat wave records across the western US and Canada. Dallesport, Washington, for example, reached a staggering 118 degrees on June 28. The first day of fall is Sept. 22, so it’s likely there are many more hot days ahead. Cooling off at a pool, lake, beaches or water parks won’t just affect you — it could also affect your phone.

Phone batteries and high heats can be a volatile mix. When internal temperatures grow too high, your phone could shut off, at best. At worst, the battery could expand to dangerous levels, and even combust. The chances of your phone bursting into flames — in the way that the Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 did in 2016 — is rare. It’s much more common for a phone to turn itself off when it gets too hot to function, and then you’re left without a working phone. Worse, you might not even realize it.

Your phone will display a warning message if it’s overheated and needs to shut down. It should work OK again once it cools down, but you may have to help it escape the heat.

Here are some tips to protect your phone in the heat and avoid that scary warning message that tells you it’s going to stop working.

Don’t leave your phone in direct sunlight

Now that you’re aware that an overheating phone is a real problem, make sure you keep your prized possession out of harmful rays.

If you’re at the pool or the beach, keep your phone tucked under your lounge chair towel or in a beach bag — especially if you take a catnap or a dip in the pool.

It’s also a bad idea to leave your phone in a hot car (e.g. in the trunk or glove box) or even in a ray of sunlight inside the house where greenhouse gases can cause interior temperatures to climb.

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Try not to use your phone too much in the heat

If your phone is hotter to the touch than usual, skip straight to the tips below. But if you know you’re going to be outside and it’s starting to warm up, take preventative measures to turn off the functions you aren’t using — Bluetooth, LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS and any apps that run in the background.

The less your phone is doing, the less its processor has to run, the less of a chance it’ll grow too hot inside.

How to cool down your overheated phone

1. Remove the charger cable if you plugged it in.
2. Move it into a cool, dark place.
3. Turn off the phone to let the processor completely spin down and cool.
4. Remove the case if it’s in one. This allows cooler air to circulate around the phone’s metal or glass surfaces.
5. Let cool, dry air blow on it (from your car’s AC, a fan or your refrigerator for a short period of time). This will help bring the phone’s internal temperature down faster and get it working again.
6. We recommend waiting at least 15 minutes, or longer, before turning it on to see if it’s sufficiently cooled.

What to do (and not do) if your battery begins to swell

If your battery ever looks like it’s swelling or bulging, this could be a sign that your phone is in serious trouble. If it develops cracked edges or starts leaking fluid, do not touch it with your bare hands.

Use gloves or some other covering to place it into a bag and move it to a safe location, for example, a concrete floor in the middle of the garage, or a metal baking tray, in case it implodes or catches fire.

Immediately contact your carrier or device maker for customer service support. Do not attempt to use your phone. As we said before, this situation is extremely rare, so follow practical precautions to keep your device cool on even the hottest days.

Do you have any personal tips or horror stories to share? Tell us your stories in the comments below.


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Xfinity home internet review: Untangling cable’s complexities – CNET

Comcast Xfinity is the nation’s largest cable internet provider, but does that automatically make it the best? I was impressed by the variety of internet speed plans offered, but my eyes started to glaze over as I dug into the details.

Comcast Xfinity is the nation’s largest cable internet provider, but does that automatically make it the best? I was impressed by the variety of internet speed plans offered, but my eyes started to glaze over as I dug into the details.

With Xfinity, some plans require you to sign a one-year contract, others require a two-year commitment and some require no contract at all. Beyond that, you’ll need to contend with a data cap each month, and you can expect the price of your plan to increase over time, sometimes to almost double the introductory charge.

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Don’t LikeData caps for all plans, no unlimited optionsContracts required to get the lowest priceSteep jump from promo price to regular rates

Unfortunately, headaches like that are par for the course with internet providers, and they can make it difficult to tell if you’re actually getting a good deal on your home’s internet connection. Still, Xfinity is available to more than a third of the country, and for many in that footprint, it’s the fastest option available. That means it’s worth understanding what you might be getting — especially if you feel the need for speed and fiber isn’t an option for your area or address.

What plans can you get with Xfinity Internet?

Depending on where you live, Xfinity offers up to seven different internet plans, and if you want the best price, you’ll have to shackle yourself to a contract. Here are the specifics:

Xfinity Internet plans and pricing will vary depending on your location

Yep, Comcast offers slightly different rates from region to region. Some of the differences are negligible — the gigabit plan in all three regions falls between $70 and $85 per month — but further variance can be found in the introductory 50Mbps plans. In the Central and West regions, you’ll find monthly rates of $20, but customers in the Northeast are met with a starting price of $65 for the same speed. What gives?

“We’re a regional provider and market and price our products based on individual local market dynamics,” an Xfinity spokesperson told CNET. “That’s why our costs can be different on a market-by-market basis.”

Not sure that answers the question, though. Sure, a gallon of milk can cost you $3.80 in Connecticut but $3.50 in Colorado — but why is the East Coast’s monthly price of a 50Mbps plan more than three times what a customer in Colorado pays? That’s simply poor value for our friends in the Northeast.

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In most cases, these varying price points won’t be of much concern or consequence to the average consumer. But considering Xfinity is available in 39 states, it may come into play for those who are moving from one part of the country to another and will find themselves face to face with some significant sticker shock.

Did someone say sticker shock?

One big detail to consider with Xfinity plans is the sometimes stark contrast between your enticing promo price and a more costly regular rate. To be fair, most internet service providers try to lure customers with competitive introductory prices that eventually balloon into a high monthly fee. That’s not singular to Comcast Xfinity, but you might be surprised at just how steep those price increases actually are.

For example, if your household wanted to go with a midtier selection like the 400Mbps plan, you would initially pay approximately $58 a month — the average starting price of the three different regions. That’s a very competitive rate. However, once a year passes, your monthly bill will jump to a monthly average of $92. That’s more than just a blip: That’s a bounce of nearly 60%!

Price jumps aside, Xfinity’s regular rates — the amount you’ll pay each month after the cost goes up — aren’t all that unreasonable. For instance, the cost per Mbps of the regular rate across all plans is $0.39, which is right about in the middle of what customers can expect to pay for cable internet service. It’s not as low as Spectrum’s $0.25 per Mbps standard cost, but much more affordable than the average $0.80 per Mbps that Cox offers for its regular rates.

How do you know which Xfinity Internet plan is right for you?

Many ISPs offer three or four plan options, so comparatively, when looking at the seven across the Xfinity grid, you could potentially get overwhelmed. But there’s no need to panic. We’ve got a helpful primer on how much speed you really need — give that a read, pick a plan that falls in line with your average usage, and don’t be afraid to be conservative. If you find your plan to be insufficient for your needs, Xfinity will always be happy to bump you up to a plan that’s faster (and more expensive).

What type of internet connections does Xfinity offer?

One detail you may have noticed in the plan tables is the discrepancy between the download and upload speeds. This is because Xfinity Internet relies almost solely on hybrid fiber-coaxial cable connections to provide service to subscribers’ homes. HFC offers speeds much faster than those typically offered by DSL, satellite and fixed wireless networks. Still, due to the asymmetrical nature of the connection, your download speeds will always be much higher than your upload speeds. That’s the main reason why cable falls short of the performance of fiber-to-the-home networks.

Typically, we pay closer attention to download speeds because they affect our ability to watch movies, listen to new music or stream our favorite shows without that nagging buffering. That said, as more of us work from home, our ability to upload files is becoming more and more important. For example, Zoom recommends at least 2Mbps for single-screen usage of its platform. If you have two people on separate Zoom calls simultaneously, or if you’re on an important work call while your kids are gaming online, you could potentially run into issues very quickly on some of these plans.

While most of its footprint features HFC, Xfinity offers an FTTH option with its top-speed plan, Gigabit Pro. That plan is only available in select homes equipped for it, so you’ll need to request a site survey to ensure that serviceability is even possible. Our Comcast sources also tell us that Xfinity is putting its resources on finding ways to utilize existing cable connections to achieve the symmetrical speeds we commonly associate with fiber rather than chasing after additional fiber deployments.

Where can you get Xfinity Internet?

Xfinity Internet plans are available in 39 states as well as Washington, DC. The full lineup includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

If you live in one of these states and are trying to determine whether you’re eligible for Xfinity service, you can check your address using the internet serviceability tool at the bottom or top of this page.

What should I expect from my Xfinity Internet bill?

It’s always a good idea to take some time to read the fine print. If you’re planning out your budget, you want to ensure you’ve allotted the proper amount for your internet service. After all, it’s not just about the starting monthly fee.

Additional monthly fees

Speaking of the monthly fee, the promo rate assumes a $10-per-month discount for enrolling in automatic payments and paperless billing. If you choose not to go that route, you can expect an additional $10 per month on your bill. Also, as we mentioned above, after your promo rate ends, your monthly rate will convert to a much higher regular rate.

You’ll also be charged another $14 a month for the xFi Gateway, a sleek modem-router combo exclusive to Xfinity that features free security measures, parental controls over your home’s Wi-Fi and full tech support. Xfinity does give you the option to use your own modem and router, but your equipment must be compatible with its service. Even if it is, you won’t get the same technical support or device upgrades with the xFi.

One-time installation fee

If you would like a technician to activate your service and verify all your home connections, then you’ll incur a charge of $40. Xfinity does let you bypass this additional cost by selecting self-install, meaning it’ll ship you a Getting Started kit and you can activate the service on your own, using the Xfinity app.

Xfinity Internet Data Usage Plan

Yes, sadly, Xfinity enforces a monthly data cap, set at 1.2TB (1,200GB) of data each month. (Note: Data limits will not apply for the Northeast market until 2022.) It should be noted that several other ISPs — including Frontier, Verizon and cable competitors Spectrum and WOW — offer unlimited data with your monthly fee. So Xfinity falls behind some of its challengers when it comes to data caps.

That said, what does 1.2TB of data get you? If you want to binge all three seasons of Stranger Things in glorious Ultra HD, you can expect to use up to 7GB per hour of viewing time. A Statista report from October 2020 noted that the average monthly household internet usage was up to over 400GB in March of last year and although it continues to rise, at that point, over 90% of customers were staying under their monthly data limit.

If, however, you do find your household using more than the given 1.2TB of data per month, you’ll be charged an additional $10 for each increment of 50GB you exceed. The maximum monthly overage charge is $100. Xfinity does have an Unlimited Data Option, which will cost you an additional $30 a month, but it’ll keep you well under that $100 monthly overage threshold. Still, it’s only really worth it if you’ll be incurring at least three overage charges per month, on average.

Bundles, freebies and other extra perks

We’ve talked about the not-so-hidden additional fees you might expect to incur when signing up for internet service. You will also find freebies or enticing extras that come when you sign up for broadband with Xfinity.

First, you can add the Xfinity Flex 4K streaming TV box and voice remote for free. This will give you access to popular streaming apps and lots of free content, as well as Peacock Premium (which features access to all programming on the service with limited commercials), which is a $5-per-month value.

Second, you can potentially get another $10 a month off your internet bill for two years if you have an active, qualifying Xfinity Mobile line.

Next up, customers who order online will also receive a $50 Visa Prepaid Card (up to $100 if you order the Gigabit plan online). You can get more specific details in the CNET internet promotions guide.

Finally, because Xfinity offers TV, home security, voice and mobile services in addition to its broadband offerings, there are several bundle deals available to help you knock $10 or more a month off your regular bill. Similar to the tables we listed above, the exact bundle deals vary by region. Still, all customers should have the option of nearly 10 types of bundles, ranging from Double Play options (internet plus another service) to premium bundle packages that include internet, TV and streaming, phone and home security.

How does Xfinity fare on customer satisfaction?

Xfinity by Comcast has steadily risen in customer satisfaction metrics over the last few years. When you look at its 2021 American Customer Satisfaction Index numbers, Xfinity was up a point from its 2020 score, which itself was up five points from 2019. Its current score is 67 out of a possible 100 points. That puts it above the industry average of 65, and good enough first place among all cable providers and third place among all ISPs, trailing only Verizon Fios and AT&T.

Hopping over to the J.D. Power 2020 US Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study, Xfinity consistently ranked near the top for overall customer satisfaction. The study uses a 1,000-point scale and breaks the country into four geographic regions — West, South, North Central and East. Xfinity averaged a score of 731 points across all of them, which was good for second place in all regions except for the West, where it placed third after AT&T and Sparklight.

Let’s recap

Comcast Xfinity is the largest cable internet provider in the country, with relatively strong customer service scores and gigabit service available across the entire coverage map. Addresses equipped for a fiber-to-the-home connection might even be able to sign up for speeds of 2,000Mbps, which is as fast as residential internet currently gets. Unless a dedicated fiber provider offers service in your area, the odds are good that Xfinity is your fastest option.

Just watch out for the company’s price hikes after year one. Though most providers will raise your bill after the first year, Xfinity’s increases can be particularly steep, especially in the Northeast and Central divisions. You’ll also need to contend with Xfinity’s data cap, though at 1.2TB, most households should be able to manage just fine without going over. If all of that sounds workable, then Xfinity is well worth consideration.

Xfinity Internet FAQs

Is Comcast the same as Xfinity?

Yes. Comcast owns Xfinity and launched the brand back in 2010. Comcast offers internet, TV, home security and phone services under the Xfinity brand.

What is the phone number for Xfinity?

The Xfinity customer service phone number is 800-934-6489. If you want to bypass the phones, you can contact Xfinity online at Xfinity Support, where you can chat with a representative at all hours of the day, find an Xfinity location near you or visit a variety of help and support forums.

Where can I find info on Xfinity’s privacy policy?

The Xfinity Privacy Policy is fairly easy to find on its site. Even better, it’s surprisingly thorough and helpful for customers.

For example, there are easy-to-follow instructions on how customers can control what data Comcast/Xfinity collects. In fact, the company’s Manage opt-outs page also includes guidance on how to opt out of data collection via Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics and more.

“If we share your personal information with other companies for their own marketing and advertising activities, we will first get your consent,” the policy reads, before noting those choices for opting in or out of data-driven marketing.

“We do not sell, and have never sold, information that identifies who you are to anyone,” the policy states. “This includes your internet usage information, video usage information, or call detail information.”

Does Xfinity offer the best internet plans?

Xfinity certainly features some of the greatest variety of plans from which to choose, and it can boast the fastest plan for residential homes with its Gigabit Pro offering. But whether it offers the best internet plan for your home depends on your address, and what other providers may be available to you.

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Cogobuy Announces 2021 Interim Results

Net Profit Increased Significantly by 45.4% to RMB172.4 Million

Highlights of the Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021:

  • The continuous developments of innovative technologies and applications during 5G era have further intensified the demand for semiconductor chips, and the Group’s chip business has grown substantially during the period, with a significant increase of 45.4% in net profit to approximately RMB172.4 million.

Net Profit Increased Significantly by 45.4% to RMB172.4 Million

Highlights of the Interim Results for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021:

The continuous developments of innovative technologies and applications during 5G era have further intensified the demand for semiconductor chips, and the Group’s chip business has grown substantially during the period, with a significant increase of 45.4% in net profit to approximately RMB172.4 million. The Group’s profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company was approximately RMB110.5 million.

The revenue was approximately RMB3,927.3 million in the first half of 2021, a YoY increase of 19.7%; gross profit was approximately RMB344.6 million, a YoY increase of 35.3%.

The Group’s chip business, “Comtech” continued to grow, with a significant increase of 67.6% YoY in revenue. “Comtech” gained strong interest among institutional investors, Guangdong Industrial Development Fund made another investment of approximately RMB150 million during the Period to support our business for high growth returns.

With the strong support from Shenzhen government, “IngDan Academy” was officially launched to train chip application technology talents for the trillion-RMB domestic chip market.

HONG KONG, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Cogobuy Group (“Cogobuy” or the “Company”, stock code: 400.HK; with its subsidiaries (the ”Group”)), a technology service company focusing on serving global chip industry and artificial intelligence (“AI”) and internet of things (“IoT”, together “AIoT”) ecosystem, is pleased to announce its unaudited interim results for the six months ended June 30, 2021 (“the first half of 2021” or the “Period”).

Financial Highlights of the First Half of 2021

With the rapid development of the global 5G construction, the demand and development of electric vehicles (EV) and smart medical industries, Cogobuy’s business has been directly benefited from a strong demand in semiconductor chips with a continuous acceleration of performance during the Period. The Company’s net profit and revenue both recorded significant increases, especially the growth rate of net profit was faster than revenue.

For the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Group’s net profit was approximately RMB172.4 million, a YoY increase of 45.4%; revenue was approximately RMB3927.3 million, a YoY increase of 19.7%; gross profit was approximately RMB344.6 million, representing a YoY increase of 35.3%. The increase in gross profit margin was contributed by change in sales mix which sales in new markets such as, V2X, smart homes, AI surveillance, etc. had a relatively higher gross margin than those of the traditional IC components. During the period, the Group’s profit attributable to equity shareholders of the Company amounted to approximately RMB110.5 million. For the six months ended 30 June 2021, the Company’s cash and bank balances including short-term bank deposits and pledged deposits was RMB659.5 million. The Group’s bank loans were RMB187.5 million. Basic common shares outstanding were 1,416,184,732; weighted average number of ordinary shares for the purpose of diluted earnings per share were 1,401,384,000.

In order to provide a full spectrum of services for the 5G industry chain, Cogobuy Group has formed a development model of “Comtech and IngDan” to create a closed loop of “Chips-Devices-Cloud” ecosystem along the AIoT value chain, and to bring sustainable income for the Group. “Comtech” is a technology services platform for the chip industry, which focuses on the application design and marketing services of IC chips to AIoT manufacturers in China. Meanwhile, “IngDan” provides a platform for AIoT technology and services that focus on the research and development and sales of proprietary products, as well as developing customized technical solutions, which include bundles of software, hardware, and core components. Targeting V2X and 5G applications will bring more new impetus to the Group’s development.

Chip Business Continued to Grow with 5G Development

Large and continuously expanding chip market benefits from the accelerated expansion of 5G technology applications. IC Insights, Inc. expected that the sales of the global chip market will increase significantly by 24% YoY in 2021[1], resulting in the continuous growth of Comtech’s chip business with a significant increase of 67.6% YoY in revenue. The Group has long recognized the huge potential of the chip market. “Comtech” maintains distribution or cooperation agreements with over 50% of global high-end chip suppliers and many leading domestic chip companies, allowing it to serve over a hundred global high-end chip suppliers upstream, and thousands of AIoT hardware companies downstream, while providing them with chips application development solutions and sales services. The popularization and application of 5G to various industries for intelligent upgrade has intensified the demand for chips and the support of technology application, providing a sustainable business growth momentum for the Group in the future.

Received Additional Capital Injection from Investors

Following the successful capital injection by 19 institutional investors to “Comtech” in 2020, Guangdong Industrial Development Fund under Guangdong Utrust Fund Management, which belongs to Guangdong’s largest provincial integrated financing platform, further invested approximately RMB150 million for an equity interest of 4.92% of “Comtech” during the Period. The investment from the investors will aid Comtech’s continued growth in the rapidly growing 5G market and the trillion-RMB domestic chip market. Upon completion of the transaction, the Group’s ownership of “Comtech” is approximately 62.42%.

iPaaS Services

With the acceleration of the popularization of AI and 5G technologies, the application of AIoT is promoted and has led to the digital transformation of various industries. This ultimately brings more business opportunities to Cogobuy. According to the “Global Smart Commerce”, the global AIoT market is expected to reach US$482 billion in 2022, representing a CAGR of 28.6%. [2]

The Group continues to be optimistic about the huge demand in AIoT market and the derived demand for technology integration iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service) services will surge continuously. The iPaaS platform service is to automate business processes and make it easier to share data cross applications. Through the combination of “Comtech” and “IngDan”, the Group has integrated upstream and downstream industrial supply chain resources, to provide the “Chips-Devices-Cloud” ecosystem along AIoT value chain with iPaaS services, which included technology integration solutions, marketing solutions and distribution services for the 5 main AIoT verticals including V2X, Smart Home, Robotics, Smart Manufacturing and Smart Medical. As the Group has actively established its presence in the AIoT, it has accumulated a large number of “ecological customers”. In order to fully expand the domestic iPaaS service market, the Group leveraged its big data analytics and integration solutions to provide iPaaS services to its customers.

The Group has been actively building the EV and V2X business and engaged in in-depth cooperation with different modules and smart terminal suppliers. With the expansion of the smart transportation market, the demand for FPGA chips from the V2X has surged, and the global market size of FPGA is expected to reach US$12.5 billion in 2025[3]. During the Period, the Group, together with the world’s leading FPGA supplier and technology enterprises, jointly created the hardware acceleration engine to meet the demand for road situation detection and real-time processing under different scenarios. The smart transportation market is growing and the Group’s business in the field of V2X is expanding;

The application of chips in intelligent security system has become the key to smart city construction in the future. Therefore, the Group leverages its own industrial and technological advantages to provide chip application related to security solution for smart security enterprises in collaboration with a world-renown chip supplier. The fourth generation of large-scale prototype verification system with the largest capacity of FPGA chips was successfully co-launched by the Group and the domestic leading provider. This system provides the highest logic density for chips and hence strengthens the security of intelligent security system. Through the joint efforts of various parties, the Group will be able to implement more iPaaS projects and promote the business development of the Group;

With the rapid development of OTT large-screen Internet, IngDan and technology companies jointly created WIFI-BT wireless solution with stable signal and high throughput, and achieved the maximization of chip performance and the optimization of terminal demand on the basis of application. The performance demand for wireless communication from OTT industry equipment will be satisfied effectively and the traditional TV will be empowered with intelligent transformation as a part of the development trend of smart home.

Acquisition of EZ Robot to Create a Comprehensive AIoT Service Platform

With the rapid development of the popularization and application of 5G, the market demand for AI continues to increase. In order to further expand the Group’s business development in AI and robotics, the Group acquired EZ Robot Group at a consideration of HK$180 million. Taking AI modules with independent intellectual property rights as the core, EZ Robot is engaged in AI technology research, building an AI hardware product and robot application platform, providing robots related products companies with overall solutions and supply chain services. The Group believes that the combination of EZ Robot and AI technology will enhance the performance and market competitiveness of the Company.

IngDan Academy Trained IC Application Technology Talents

The global supply of chips is in a shortage and the professionals in chips are also in short supply. As a leading enterprise in the domestic chip industry, the Group has been committed to cultivating talents in chip application technology. “IngDan Academy”, a subsidiary of Shenzhen Ingdan Institute of Microelectronics, and Shenzhen Public Training and Management Service Center for Skilled Talent jointly held public vocational skills program during the period. Through the Group’s resource advantages in the chip industry, it introduces world-leading technologies to provide comprehensive chip technical training program for students. The Group will continue to promote the training of professionals in chips to facilitate the development of the chip application industry.

Outlook

Mr. Jeffrey Kang, CEO of Cogobuy Group, said, “The continuous developments of innovative technologies and applications in the 5G era have led to an increase of market demand for chips and AIoT services. The Group has always seized important market opportunities and continued to maintain the growth momentum of business during the period.

In addition to actively planning for the chip industry market, the Group also provides iPaaS technology integration services for the AloT industrial chain, so as to create a closed loop of “Chips-Devices-Cloud” ecosystem along the AIoT value chain, and provide a full spectrum of services for the 5G industry chain. In line with the national policy of chip technology breakthrough and application, the Group actively promoted the development of the industry through training talents in chip technology, and strengthened the supply of chip applications in different fields driven by 5G. The Company will achieve higher returns from the comprehensive development of the chip business.

Looking ahead, the combination of 5G and AI will open up an era of intelligence. The technological applications of AloT “Chips-Devices-Cloud” will be continuously innovated and developed, which will further increase the demand for chips. The Group will continue to seize the potential market growth brought by 5G technology, and keep abreast of the development of the industry. The Group’s business and services are continuously optimized to cover the entire 5G beneficiary industries which include the V2X, smart manufacturing and big data, etc. The Group is committed to becoming the world’s leading technology integration service enterprise in the AIoT industry, as well as creating greater returns for the Group and its shareholders.”

Caution Statement

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About Cogobuy Group

Cogobuy Group (stock code: 400.HK), a technology services company serving the global chip industry and artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (“AIoT”) ecosystem, is headquartered in Shenzhen, with offices and branches across major cities in China, including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Xi’an, as well as overseas branches in Singapore, Israel, and Japan. The Group is comprised of two companies operating a dual-platform model: Comtech, a technology services platform for the chip industry, and IngDan, a platform providing AIoT technology and services. Together, the two platforms form a closed loop of “Chips-Devices-Cloud” ecosystem along the AIoT value chain. For further information, please refer to the Company’s website at http://www.cogobuygroup.com/

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Global Drone Detection Optical Systems Market 2021-2027: Security Breaches by Antinuclear Groups, Terrorists, and Business Competitors Boosts Growth

DUBLIN, Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Global Drone Detection Optical Systems Market, By Component (Hardware (Equipment)), By Application (Military, Homeland Security, Civilian/Commercial (Airports, Residential, Stadiums, Data Centers, Others)), Estimation & Forecast, 2017 – 2027” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The global drone detection optical systems market held a market value of USD 166.8 Million in 2020 and is forecasted to reach USD 1,039.2 Million by the year 2027. The market is anticipated to witness a growth rate of 30.3% over the forecast period. The market volume is expected to reach about 13,153 Units by 2027.

The market is expected to be driven by the increasing incidents of security breaching and the rise in the use of surveillance & monitoring equipment among industry verticals. Furthermore, the requirement of developing versatile and scalable anti-drone systems is also expected to boost market growth.

The vulnerability of drones to hacking, hijacking, spoofing, and cloud-based attacks are expected to negatively hamper the market growth. In addition to this, the development of a cost-effective drone detection optical system is expected to pose a challenge to the market growth. Owing to delayed purchases, customer personnel restrictions, and disruptions in the supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic, the market experienced a decline in its revenue.

Growth Influencers:

Rising incidents of security breaching

The demand and usage of drones are rapidly increasing, and along with it the number of security breaches is also rising, especially at infrastructures with high importance. Antinuclear groups, terrorists, and business competitors are amongst the most common security breaches. These threats are expected to increase the demand for drone detection optical systems, hence boosting the market growth.

Growing use of monitoring and surveillance equipment across industry verticals

Surveillance and monitoring equipment are being highly adopted in various industry verticals. These include commercial businesses, construction security, critical infrastructure, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing, property management, restaurants, retail, security guards, transportation, and warehouse, among others. All these applications are increasing the demand for drone detection optical systems, hence boosting the market growth.

The hardware segment is expected to grow owing to its high demand for manufacturing of the drone detection optical systems. Moreover, huge investments by major players across the globe for the development of these systems are also expected to contribute to market growth.

The homeland security segment is expected to hold the largest market share of about 50% owing to the rising demand for drone detection optical systems for homeland security purposes. Within the civilian/commercial segment, the residential segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 31.2% and the data center segment is expected to surpass a market volume of about 331 units by 2027.

The Japan region held the largest market share of about 38% owing to the presence of major players in the region and demand for drone detection optical systems for security purposes. The North American and European regions are also expected to grow at significant rates during the projected period owing to the rising government initiatives for the adoption of these systems in the military.

The cumulative market share of the eight major players is near about 58%. These market players are involved in collaborations, mergers & acquisitions, and new product launches to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in March 2021, Aaronia AG launched the new version of the IsoLOG 3D Mobile. The version is known as IsoLOG 3D Mobile 9080 PRO and comes with an extended frequency range. It enables the measurement of signals up to 8GHz and can be used for WiFi6.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Research Framework
1.1 Research Objective
1.2 Product Overview
1.3 Market Segmentation

Chapter 2. Research Methodology
2.1 Qualitative Research
2.2 Quantitative Research
2.3 Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
2.4 Assumption for the Study
2.5 Market Size Estimation
2.6. Data Triangulation

Chapter 3. Executive Summary: Global Drone Detection Optical Systems Market

Chapter 4. Global Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Overview
4.1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.2. Industry Outlook
4.3. PESTLE Analysis
4.4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
4.5. Market Dynamics and Trends
4.6. Covid-19 Impact Assessment on Market Growth Trend
4.7. Market Growth and Outlook
4.8. Competition Dashboard

Chapter 5. Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis, By Component
5.1. Key Insights
5.2. Market Size and Forecast, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Mn)

Chapter 6. Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis, By Application

Chapter 7. Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis, By Region/Country

Chapter 8. North America Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis

Chapter 9. Europe Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis

Chapter 10. Japan Drone Detection Optical Systems Market Analysis

Chapter 11. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Key Product landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Business Strategy Outlook)

Aaronia AG Advanced Protection System ApolloShield Aselsan Avnon group Centum CerbAir, SAS Citadel Defense Convexum Counter Drone Solutions Dedrone Holdings, Inc. Delft Dynamics DeTect, Inc. D-Fend Solutions A.D. Ltd. Diehl Defence Drone Detect Sys DRONESHIELD ESG Fujifilm Corp Guard From Above BV HP Wust IGP bv Lockheed Martin MyDefence Communication OpenWorks Engineering Operational Solutions (UK) QinetiQ Raytheon Robin Radar Systems Rohde & Schwarz Squarehead Technologies SRC, Inc. TeleRadio Engineering Pte Ltd. TRD Consultancy Pte Ltd. UAV Coach

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Alaska Airlines opens new SFO Lounge featuring local craft beers, build-your own-sourdough toast bar, hand crafted espresso drinks and a SF Giants-themed kids play area

Flyers will discover a variety of welcoming experiences in the new Lounge — with a range of approachable spaces and amenities throughout, each guest will find a place they feel at home.

Flyers will discover a variety of welcoming experiences in the new Lounge — with a range of approachable spaces and amenities throughout, each guest will find a place they feel at home.

Those looking for a refreshing beverage will enjoy a full bar featuring complimentary Bay Area craft brews on tap, wines from local vineyards, and an espresso bar staffed by a trained barista. Guests with a sweet tooth can choose from a wide selection of favorites like made-to-order pancakes or dig into locally-based, mouthwatering sweet treats at the candy bar including Ghirardelli chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans and custom travel-themed cookies by Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory—a third-generation family business we are proud to support. Still hungry? Treat yourself to fresh meals at the bistro or belly up to the new sourdough toast cart, featuring San Francisco’s famous sourdough from The Acme Bread Co.

Craving more? Dive in for a closer look on the blog: New SFO Lounge celebrates local flavor and flare.

Parents have also hit a home run with the new children’s play area, decked out with San Francisco Giants art and fan-favorite mascot Lou Seal.

The Bay Area appreciation doesn’t stop there – upon entering the Lounge, guests will be greeted with a gallery wall featuring fine art designed by local artists and curated by San Francisco-based Minted, the global marketplace that brings the best from independent designers to consumers everywhere. In the main space, guests will enjoy the powerful painting Offshore, a reflection on climate change and water by American painter and printmaker Anne Neely, to honor Alaska’s deep commitment to environmental responsibility and communities.

Designed in partnership with William Duff Architects (WDA), the SFO Lounge is centrally located in Terminal 2, with easy access to popular restaurants like Lark Creek Grill, Andale Mexican Kitchen & Bar and Napa Farms Market, along with 18 other dining and retail options.

Time flies when you’re enjoying the SFO Alaska Lounge! Guests can visit by becoming a lounge member, flying first class with Alaska or purchasing a day pass. Membership to the Alaska Lounge is nearly 60% less than other airline lounge programs. Starting on Oct. 1, 2021, standard membership with access to Alaska operated Lounges will start at $350 for elites, $450 for non-elites. Alaska Lounge+ Membership with access to Alaska operated Lounges and more than 90 partner lounges will start at $500. Current memberships will be grandfathered into Alaska Lounge+ until the next membership renewal.

Plus, flyers can enjoy 50% off a lounge day pass when they pay with their Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card*. Additionally, select oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members will also have access to the SFO lounge, which joins seven other open Lounge locations in the Alaska Airlines portfolio, including Seattle (C, D, North Satellite); Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; New York – JFK; and Anchorage.

The new Lounge comes as Alaska continues to expand its leisure destination options in the Bay Area. Starting Dec. 18, sun seekers can escape winter doldrums and enjoy three new nonstop destinations south of the border from SFO – Loreto, Mazatlán and Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo. With 108 daily flights to 39 destinations to and from San Francisco, go ahead and cross something off the wander-list today with Alaska including popular flights to Maui, Cabo, Anchorage and San Diego.

Safety remains our top priority on board and in our lounges. As part of our commitment to Next-Level Care, we’ve partnered with health safety experts to reopen our self-service buffet and have adopted strict cleaning measures to ensure the comfort and safety of guests and employees.

About Alaska Airlines

At Alaska Airlines, we’re reimagining the travel experience starting with Next-Level Care, which means extra cleaning, masking up and HEPA filters to pump in fresh air to your seat. We’re also bringing the fun back with the most comprehensive food and beverage selection in the skies. (How cool is it to customize your travel experience by pre-ordering our famous Fruit & Cheese platter or a fresh wrap?) We’ve curated more free movies and entertainment than any other airline and, coming soon, our wi-fi will be available from gate-to-gate, which means you are always connected. At Alaska Airlines, your vacation begins the moment you step onboard—so yeah, you might want to wear your sunglasses. 😎 Learn more about Alaska at newsroom.alaskaair.com and blog.alaskaair.com. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK).

*The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Visa and Visa Signature are registered trademarks of Visa International Service Association and are used by the issuer pursuant to license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

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Arlo Offers Comprehensive Third-Party Compatibility With Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, And Others For Seamless Smart Home Security Experience

“We’re excited to continue innovating by collaborating with our partners to provide Arlo users with added features designed to offer the most robust and seamless smart home security experience possible,” said Tejas Shah, SVP of Product and CIO at Arlo.

“We’re excited to continue innovating by collaborating with our partners to provide Arlo users with added features designed to offer the most robust and seamless smart home security experience possible,” said Tejas Shah, SVP of Product and CIO at Arlo. “These expanded capabilities across leading partners represent Arlo’s commitment to delivering peace of mind, regardless of which smart home ecosystem users have in their homes.”

Amazon Alexa

Initiate two-way talk through compatible Echo and Fire TV devices to Arlo security cameras or video doorbells. Receive motion and video doorbell press announcements from Alexa, and view Arlo Video Doorbell live feeds directly from compatible Echo and Fire TV devices, to easily manage home security. Voice commands enable users to ask Alexa to show their live feed, view their last clip, or trigger motion detection from Arlo security cameras or video doorbells on compatible Echo and Fire TV devices. Receive proactive updates for seamless integration any time you add a new Arlo camera, base station, or doorbell to an already-linked Amazon account. Arm/Disarm individual Arlo base stations using an Alexa- or Arlo-configured voice PIN.

Apple Homekit

Easily and securely view live streams from compatible Arlo cameras via the Home app or by asking Siri on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. With HomeKit, users can create custom automations and scenes using the motion sensor from Arlo cameras. For example, when an Arlo camera detects something, users can trigger other HomeKit accessories to react and perform actions such as turning on the lights in the evening. Arlo users can receive motion notifications from Arlo cameras on iPhone or Apple Watch.

Google Assistant

Users can enjoy seamless Integration with Google using AppFlip to link Arlo and Google accounts faster. Integrate Arlo cameras or doorbells into the Google Ecosystem with just one or two clicks without having to re-enter credentials when signed into an Arlo account on the same mobile device. Receive doorbell alerts and view Arlo device live feeds directly from a Google Assistant-enabled device to easily manage home security through Google smart home devices. Receive enhanced live-video and audio streaming to see and hear visitors at the door through Google Nest Hub. Trigger light controls on Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Cameras through your Google Assistant-enabled device. Receive proactive updates for seamless integration any time you add a new Arlo camera, base station, or doorbell to an already-linked Google account.

If This Then That (IFTTT)

Connect Arlo products to an IFTTT account to allow other smart devices in the home to pair and interact in the way users want. Utilize, create, and customize conditional if-then Applets to turn smart lights on when Arlo cameras or doorbells detect motion. Create a recipe using Arlo Smart to receive advanced notifications announced to an IFTTT account, and cross-trigger an Arlo camera with other smart home products when it detects a person, vehicle, animal, or package. Use a smart home device when Arlo is connected to an IFTTT account to announce motion or audio alerts, start and stop recording, or announce when an Arlo camera is low on battery.

Samsung SmartThings

Receive motion and audio alerts and view live video streams from an Arlo camera or video doorbell directly on compatible TVs, tablets, phones, or refrigerators, now available with a more comprehensive list of compatible Arlo products. Enjoy improved stability and reduced latency for faster access to Arlo camera recordings or video doorbell feeds. Turn Arlo cameras on/off when arming or disarming the SmartThings Home Monitor. Cross-trigger recording on Arlo devices using a wide range of compatible SmartThings devices. Use an Arlo camera and Smart Hub to trigger a siren and turn lights on/off on compatible SmartThings smart home devices. Trigger smart home automation events through a compatible SmartThings device by pressing the Arlo video doorbell.

Enhanced compatibility with more third-party smart home ecosystems help Arlo users keep an eye on more of what matters. These integrations, available through Arlo’s suite of smart indoor and outdoor security cameras and doorbells, offer customers the flexibility to monitor and react to notifications through their Arlo App on select Google, Amazon, Apple, and Samsung smart home devices, delivering added peace of mind when it comes to protecting their homes and businesses. Ultra-easy setup, combined with sleek, wireless and wired designs that address a range of use cases, and premium features and technology, enable the Arlo ecosystem of hardware and software offerings to shine.

All integrations are available with Arlo’s latest product line of devices so users can immediately take advantage of partner capabilities. For more information on the full range of Arlo smart home security products and services, visit www.arlo.com.

About Arlo Technologies, Inc.
Arlo is the award-winning, industry leader that is transforming the way people experience the connected lifestyle. Arlo’s deep expertise in product design, wireless connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge AI capabilities focuses on delivering a seamless, smart home experience for Arlo users that is easy to setup and interact with every day. The company’s cloud-based platform provides users with visibility, insight and a powerful means to help protect and connect in real-time with the people and things that matter most, from any location with a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning smart connected devices, including wire-free smart Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled security cameras, audio and video doorbells, and floodlight.

With a mission to bring users peace of mind, Arlo is as passionate about protecting user privacy as it is about safeguarding homes and families. Arlo is committed to supporting industry standards for data protection designed to keep users’ personal information private and in their control. Arlo doesn’t monetize personal data, provides enhanced controls for user data, supports privacy legislation, keeps user data safely secure, and puts security at the forefront of company culture.

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Solving AIoT Puzzles–Innodisk Unites Subsidiaries with All-round Service

Now, Innodisk is upping its game and extending its renowned industrial memory and storage expertise, bringing these disparate services together in its “AIoT All-round Service” for industrial applications. Consolidating through subsidiary expertise is proving a practical path to achieving these goals.

Now, Innodisk is upping its game and extending its renowned industrial memory and storage expertise, bringing these disparate services together in its “AIoT All-round Service” for industrial applications. Consolidating through subsidiary expertise is proving a practical path to achieving these goals. Here’s the current team lineup of the Innodisk Group.

Innodisk industrial-grade storage, memory, and expansion cards, as well as an extensive array of cloud and edge-based software solutions Aetina high-performance AI edge computing and GPU-accelerated computing Antzer in-vehicle technologies, with fleet management and data collection capabilities Millitronic wireless networking, providing the wireless 60GHz, WiGig and Wifi 6 know-how for the backbone of IoT infrastructure Sysinno air quality monitoring sensors to round out the measuring package

Together, Innodisk Group provide increasing depth of expertise in various verticals. Take autonomous vehicles for example, Innodisk Group helped implement a system to allow a human driver to intervene with remote vehicle control for one customer. To meet the requirement of low latency and high throughput to ensure a smooth handover, we developed an edge AI solution using Innodisk’s M.2 3ME4 MLC SSD, Antzer’s CAN Bus Mini PCIe card, and Millitronic’s high frequency 60GHz wireless gigabit hub.

The combined solutions from Innodisk Group, infused with industrial quality, and a laser-like focus on specific applications checks all the boxes for implementing an AIoT solution free from the compatibility and management headaches usually associated with such complex systems. Innodisk’s “AIoT All-round Service” provides an all-in-one package to smart automation, smart medical, smart infrastructure, smart warehouse and autonomous vehicles applications plus other emerging vertical applications.

About Innodisk

Innodisk is a service-driven provider of flash memory, DRAM modules, and embedded peripheral products for industrial and enterprise applications. For more information about Innodisk, please visit https://www.innodisk.com

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