BT’s first business converged product switches to 4G during broadband outage

Fresh from detailing its first converged consumer products, BT is now offering a new business service that combines its broadband and mobile networks.

The concept behind BT 4G Assure is simple – if BT’s broadband network fails, customers will connect to EE’s 4G network.

Fresh from detailing its first converged consumer products, BT is now offering a new business service that combines its broadband and mobile networks.

The concept behind BT 4G Assure is simple – if BT’s broadband network fails, customers will connect to EE’s 4G network.

Businesses who sign up will receive a mobile broadband dongle which plugs into the BT Hub router, which will automatically switch if it detects a fault. It will then check for a broadband connection every second, and once a stable signal has been restored, it will switch back.

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Naturally, BT is offering unlimited mobile data, so there’s no bill shock if an allowance has been exceeded.

The service is included with superfast broadband and ultrafast broadband, and costs £8 a month for those with standard ADSL.

“We recognise that a reliable, always on broadband connection is essential for businesses,” said Mike Tomlinson, managing director for SMB at BT. “So we’ve packed even more innovation into our award winning Smart Hub to provide SMEs with a failsafe method to stay online.

“We are very excited about this new service because it combines the strengths of our fixed broadband network and the UK’s most powerful Wi-Fi signal with the most extensive 4G network in the country. This delivers a highly resilient broadband service which will keep SMEs – the backbone of the UK economy – up and running.”

BT has spoken of the potential for converged networks ever since it completed the £12.5 billion takeover of EE in 2016, but until recently had provided very little detail. However CEO Gavin Patterson made convergence the cornerstone of the company’s new strategy after the publication of BT’s full year results.

Although 13,000, mostly management jobs, are to be cut over the next few years, BT is to hire an additional 6,000 customer service and engineering staff to support its converged ambitions.

Last week BT revealed the first consumer converged services and is now hoping to give its struggling enterprise division a boost too.

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Samsung Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8, Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus launched in India

Samsung has finally announced the launch of new mid-range devices in the Galaxy J series and Galaxy A series, called the Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8, Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus.

Samsung has finally announced the launch of new mid-range devices in the Galaxy J series and Galaxy A series, called the Galaxy J6, Galaxy J8, Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus. The launch of these devices had been rumored for some time now. Earlier reports had indicated that Samsung will launch the J4 instead of the J8.

The Galaxy J6 is the lowest priced device among the four devices launched today and is available starting at Rs. 13,990. While the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy A6 are powered by the Exynos 7870 SoC, the Galaxy J8 and Galaxy A6 Plus are powered by the Snapdragon 450 SoC.

Samsung Galaxy J6 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy J6 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s UI skinned on top and features a 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy J6 is powered by an octa core Exynos 7870 SoC coupled with Mali T830 GPU. In terms of memory, the device has been launched in two variants – 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The storage on the device is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy J6 features a 13MP primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. On the front, the device sports an 8MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash. The device sports a fingerprint sensor placed below the primary camera.

The Samsung Galaxy J6 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, FM Radio and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung Galaxy J8 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy J8 also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s custom UI skinned on top. It comes with a bigger 6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with the same 1480 x 720 pixels resolution as the Galaxy J6.

In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy J8 is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Unlike the Galaxy J6, the Galaxy J8 has been launched in one variant only which has 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.

Coming to the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy J8 features a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture. There is an LED flash at the right side of the camera and a fingerprint sensor has been placed below the camera. On the front, the device sports a 16MP selfie camera with an LED flash.

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is powered by a bigger 3,500mAh battery and the connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), GPS, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, FM Radio and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A6 is similar to the Galaxy J6 in terms of display and features the same 5.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 1480 x 720 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

Apart from the display, the Galaxy A6 is also powered by the same octa core Exynos 7870 SoC coupled with Mali T830 GPU as the Galaxy J6. It has been launched in two variants – 4GB RAM + 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage.

Coming to the optics, the Galaxy A6 features a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and an LED flash. On the front, the device sports a 16MP selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.

The Galaxy A6 is powered by a 3,000mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the device includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus runs on Android 8.0 Oreo and features a 6-inch full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5:9.

In terms of performance, the Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is powered by an octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. Similar to the Galaxy J8, the Galaxy A6 Plus is also available in one variant only with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internals storage.

In terms of optics, the Galaxy A6 Plus features a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 16MP primary camera with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP secondary camera with f/1.9 aperture. On the front, the device sports a 24MP selfie camera with f/1.9 aperture and an LED flash.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus is powered by a 3,500mAh battery and connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio.

Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy J6 3GB RAM variant has been priced at Rs. 13,990 and the 4GB RAM variant has been priced at 16,490. Coming to the availability, the device will be available in Black, Blue and Gold color options starting from May 22. The Samsung Galaxy J8 has been priced at Rs. 18,990 and will be available from June 20.

The Samsung Galaxy A6 32GB storage variant has been priced at Rs. 21,990 and the 64GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 22,990. The Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus has been priced at Rs. 25,990. The Galaxy A6 and Galaxy A6 Plus will be available from May 22 exclusively from Amazon.

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Ericsson Expert Analytics Selected by EE to Improve Customer Experience

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator and part of the BT Group, to deliver a next-generation customer experience management (CEM) system based on Ericsson Expert Analytics.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has been selected by EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator and part of the BT Group, to deliver a next-generation customer experience management (CEM) system based on Ericsson Expert Analytics. The multi-year agreement includes software, implementation services and IT Managed Support services.

The solution will support multiple services, including 2G, 3G, 4G, VoLTE and VoWiFi, and is aimed at improving subscriber satisfaction, net promoter score, propensity to call and first call resolution rate.

Dave Salam, EE Director of Mobility and Analytics, says: “With Ericsson Expert Analytics supporting our new customer experience management capability, we will be better able to understand our customers’ experience in real-time, and the detailed insights provided will help us keep improving network quality.”

Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Market Area Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, says: “This is another significant milestone in our relationship with EE and an important deal for us in the field of IT. The introduction of Ericsson Expert Analytics will enable more effective customer care and service operations, allowing EE to proactively resolve issues before they have an impact on subscriber satisfaction.”

Ericsson Expert Analytics will measure the perceived customer experience for each subscriber, providing actionable insights based on data collected in real-time from network elements and probes, as well as from operations and business support systems.

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Growlink Expands Product Line to Offer Comprehensive Monitoring and Equipment Automation for Commercial Growers

Since 2015, Growlink has helped thousands of farmers monitor their grow and boost production through environmental controls, precision irrigation, and nutrient dosing. With the introduction of the EC-3 and EC-6 controller boards, I/O expansion modules, and a subscription-based data management platform, the company is set to deliver real-time monitoring and automation to commercial operations of any size.

Since 2015, Growlink has helped thousands of farmers monitor their grow and boost production through environmental controls, precision irrigation, and nutrient dosing. With the introduction of the EC-3 and EC-6 controller boards, I/O expansion modules, and a subscription-based data management platform, the company is set to deliver real-time monitoring and automation to commercial operations of any size.

The EC-3 Controller includes eight solid state relays for controlling external devices and the EC-6 Controller includes 16 solid state relays, giving the user the ability to handle irrigation, lighting, dosing, temperature, and other variables inside a greenhouse or indoor farm. The capacity of either controller can be extended with I/O expansion modules, so that the system can grow as an operation grows.

Features of both controllers include:

Internet connection via wi-fi or Ethernet System management with a smartphone app that saves data to the Growlink cloud Alerts delivered to a smartphone when a system malfunctions or a reading reaches a pre-defined threshold for intervention EMI/EFI resistance from electronic ballasts Control of unlimited devices with additional wired and wireless I/O modules

The commercial product line was further bolstered with the development of Growlink Pro—an advanced system management platform with enterprise-level features. This optional subscription-based service comes with:

Real-time dashboards and advanced data analytics Exportable data formats including Excel, CSV, Google Sheets, and more Rule-based scheduling that constantly learns, predicts and adapts User account types with varying levels of permissions Data and video storage 24/7 for up to 365 days Unlimited support with Growlink engineers 24/7/365

“Regardless of whether it’s cannabis or food production, companies are looking to reduce costs and improve production through automation,” says Ted Tanner, CEO and co-founder of Growlink. “What it really comes down to is optimization, and our commercial-grade system gives growers the means to efficiently and thoroughly oversee their operations and expand their farms when the time comes.”

To learn more about Growlink’s innovative farming solutions, visit www.growlink.com.

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Growlink’s mission is to create smart farms that maximize production by leveraging the power of big data, the cloud, and IoT devices. The Growlink Platform controls and automates lighting, climate, fertigation, and irrigation systems. For more information, visit www.growlink.com.

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Primicia de NTT al probar con éxito la transmisión inalámbrica de 100 Gbps usando un nuevo principio (multiplexado OAM)

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) ha hecho una prueba exitosa por primera vez en el mundo de la trasmisión inalámbrica de 100 Gbps usando un nuevo principio — el multiplexado por división de momento angular orbital (OAM, por sus siglas en inglés) — con el objetivo de lograr transmisión inalámbrica a nivel de terabit para atender la demanda de comunicaciones inalámbricas en la década de 2030.

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) ha hecho una prueba exitosa por primera vez en el mundo de la trasmisión inalámbrica de 100 Gbps usando un nuevo principio — el multiplexado por división de momento angular orbital (OAM, por sus siglas en inglés) — con el objetivo de lograr transmisión inalámbrica a nivel de terabit para atender la demanda de comunicaciones inalámbricas en la década de 2030. Se ha demostrado en un entorno de laboratorio que se pueden lograr saltos drásticos en la capacidad de transmisión con un sistema creado por NTT que monta señales de datos sobre ondas electromagnéticas generadas por este nuevo principio de multiplexado por división de momento angular orbital, junto con la tecnología de múltiple entrada múltiple salida (MIMO, por sus siglas en inglés), de uso muy extendido.

NTT ha realizado experimentos de transmisión a una distancia de 10 metros en el laboratorio usando su sistema, que opera en la banda de frecuencia de 28 GHz. Se generaron de forma simultánea once señales de datos, cada una a una velocidad de bits de entre 7,2 y 10,8 Gpbs, que fueron transportadas por varias ondas electromagnéticas de multiplexado por OAM, consiguiendo así una transmisión inalámbrica de gran capacidad a una velocidad de bits total de 100 Gbps por primera vez en el mundo.

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Los resultados de este experimento revelaron la posibilidad de aplicar este principio a la transmisión inalámbrica de gran capacidad a un nivel que equivale a unas 100 veces el de LTE y WiFi y unas 5 veces el del 5G programado para lanzamiento. Se espera que contribuyan al desarrollo de tecnologías de comunicaciones inalámbricas innovadoras para la siguiente generación de sistemas 5G, como vehículos conectados, realidad virtual/ realidad aumentada, transmisión de vídeo de alta definición y medicina a distancia.

NTT va a presentar estos resultados en el Parque de Tecnología Inalámbrica 2018 (WTP2018) que se celebrará entre el 23 y el 25 de mayo, y en la 87ª edición del Congreso de Tecnología de Vehículos de IEEE de 2018: VTC2018-Spring, un congreso internacional patrocinado por el Instituto de Ingenieros Eléctricos y Electrónicos (IEEE) que se celebrará entre el 3 y el 6 de junio.

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How one little thermostat started a design revolution – CNET

A Nest Learning Thermostat was on the wall of my home a year after its debut. Not because it was cheaper than the competition (it cost $249), nor was it the only Wi-Fi-connected, app-enabled thermostat to hit shelves.

A Nest Learning Thermostat was on the wall of my home a year after its debut. Not because it was cheaper than the competition (it cost $249), nor was it the only Wi-Fi-connected, app-enabled thermostat to hit shelves. My main reason for my purchase was purely superficial: I wanted a Nest because it was the best looking thermostat.

Its round shape was a significant shift from all of the identical-looking rectangular thermostats on the market. I loved its large digital display that stretches across most of the thermostat’s face yet retains a minimal vibe. I enjoy the way the entire thermostat acted as a dial for adjusting the temperature and making changes to other HVAC settings. It also came with durable stainless steel accents and a black screen, a welcome alternative to all of the white plastic models in stores.

Other Wi-Fi thermostats we’ve reviewedThis “budget” Wi-Fi thermostat speaks fluent Siri and AlexaNest who? Ecobee just built a better thermostatSensi found a smarter way to heat and cool your home

I never thought I’d get excited about a thermostat, but I completely fell for the Nest. I’m not the only one: In February, Nest CEO Marwan Fawaz said the company, now owned by Google, had sold more than 11 million devices since its inception in 2011. (Nest’s current lineup includes four security cameras, a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, a lock, a doorbell, an alarm system and two thermostats.)

The Nest isn’t the best all-around thermostat, but plenty of people (myself included) have overlooked its shortcomings and added the product to their home because of its thoughtful design. The thermostat’s creators took a mundane product, made it beautiful and established a design precedent for the Wi-Fi-connected thermostats and other smart home gadgets available today.


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The Apple treatment

Nest’s attention to the design of its flagship thermostat makes you consider who was at the helm of the company when it was founded. Nest co-founders Matt Rogers and Tony Fadell are both former Apple employees who helped develop the iPod Classic (Rogers was a lead engineer for the iPod and iPhone; Fadell was an iPod executive who’s known as “The Father of the iPod,” both have left Nest). The iPod Classic isn’t sold anymore, but its streamlined display, circular click wheel and modern silver or black color finish share a lot of similarities with Nest’s rounded thermostat. You can still buy its successor, the iPod Touch, but it looks more like an iPhone than an iPod Classic.

Given Apple’s emphasis on product design, it isn’t surprising these alums factored aesthetics heavily into the development of the Nest.

“The gap between the consumer experience in mobile products and the ones in our homes is enormous” Rogers said in a Nest blog post. “I’ve been a programmer my entire life and could not program a thermostat for the life of me. I looked at it and thought, this beige plastic box cannot be the best our generation can come up with. Surely, there must be a better way.”

It isn’t that every thermostat before the Nest was hideous, but design clearly wasn’t a priority. They typically had small display screens that are difficult to read from a distance, cheap-looking plastic housing and an outdated white finish. Many still do (see image below).

One major exception, Rogers explained in an article, is industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss’ design-forward 1953 Honeywell T87 thermostat. Unlike some other thermostats, the T87 smartly blended form and function. Its rounded shape worked naturally with turning the dial to change the temperature (see the picture below). Honeywell still sells updated versions of the first-gen T87 in stores today.

“It was time to make the thermostat beautiful again (60 years after the T87), but also make its interface simple, clear, friendly,” Rogers said.

Beyond Nest

So what makes us feel such strong, positive reactions to products like the Nest?

Donald A. Norman, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science at Northwestern University, begins and ends his book “Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things” with a quote from author William Morris: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”

In “Emotional Design,” Norman discusses the positive and negative responses objects can elicit, and he makes some especially interesting observations about the things we think look nice: “The surprise is that we now have evidence that aesthetically pleasing objects enable you to work better […] products and systems that make you feel good are easier to deal with and produce more harmonious results.”

That doesn’t necessarily mean everyone agrees on design, but certain products reach iconic status. I immediately thought of KitchenAid stand mixers; Norman references the Mini Cooper and a specific New York Times article that said: “Whatever one may think of the Mini Cooper’s dynamic attributes, which range from very good to marginal, it is fair to say that almost no new vehicle in recent memory has provoked more smiles.”

I feel the same way about the Nest Learning Thermostat and the newer Nest Thermostat E as I do about KitchenAid mixers or a Mini. All three companies took an everyday item — a small kitchen appliance, a car, a thermostat — and gave it tons of personality. How can you not smile when you come across one?


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Design matters

When Nest first introduced its thermostat in 2011, most of the smart home devices I saw looked uninspired and boring. Post-Nest, companies started enlisting famous designers to collaborate on smart home products. For example, industrial designer Yves Behar, who has worked with Apple, General Electric, Herman Miller, Movado, Prada and Samsung, is a co-founder of smart-lock maker August. Now we have more manufacturers than ever factoring aesthetics heavily into product development (just take a look at the design gallery above).

It’s no longer enough to have a merely functional gadget. If a product is part of the smart home, it needs to look nice too — and Nest led that trend. Clearly, it paid off.

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Arduino présente de nouveaux produits pour l’IdO et les professionnels au numéro MFBA2018 de la Maker Faire Bay Area 2018

Arduino présentera dans son kiosque le MKR Vidor 4000 tout récemment annoncé et l’Arduino Uno WiFi Rev 2, ainsi que des démonstrations interactives du nouvel Arduino Engineering Kit conçu pour utilisateurs dans le domaine de l’éducation.

Arduino présentera dans son kiosque le MKR Vidor 4000 tout récemment annoncé et l’Arduino Uno WiFi Rev 2, ainsi que des démonstrations interactives du nouvel Arduino Engineering Kit conçu pour utilisateurs dans le domaine de l’éducation. Les visiteurs de la Maker Faire peuvent également s’inscrire pour gagner des produits marqués Arduino + Microchip

Massimo Banzi, cofondateur d’Arduino, montera sur la scène centrale de la Maker Faire dans la zone 6 pour son allocution annuelle « La situation d’Arduino » à la mi-journée du samedi 19 mai à 12 h 30. À cette occasion, Banzi tiendra la communauté à jour sur les progrès de l’écosystème d’Arduino, la stratégie et la vision de la Société. Il dévoilera également deux nouveaux circuits imprimés : MKR Vidor 4000 et la nouvelle version de l’UNO Wifi Rev 2.

Le MKR Vidor 4000 est le premier circuit d’Arduino à présenter une puce FPGA, un microcontrôleur SAMD21 et une connectivité par U-blox Nina W102-00B WiFi, dont la sécurité est assurée par la puce cryptée ECC508 pour connexion sur réseaux locaux et internet. Le MKR Vidor 4000 fait partie de la famille de produits MKR conçus pour une vaste gamme d’applications de l’IdO (internet des objets), avec ses dimensions caractéristiques (‘form factor’) et une puissance de calcul conséquente pour performances élevées. Le circuit est couplé à un environnement de développement novateur visant à démocratiser et à simplifier de façon radicale le monde des réseaux de portes programmables in situ (FPGA).

L’Uno WiFi Rev 2 d’Arduino, développé de façon conjointe avec Microchip met en vedette le nouvel ATmega4809, module d’U-blox Nina W102-00B WiFi et une centrale à inertie intégrée (IMU) de chez ST Microelectronics. Ce nouveau circuit vise à simplifier encore plus le déploiement de produits nécessitant une connectivité. Il est idéal pour une vaste gamme d’applications de l’IdO se basant sur le fameux facteur d’encombrement d’Arduino. Entre autres caractéristiques, le nouveau microcontrôleur Microchip fournit : 6 ko de RAM, 48 ko de Flash, 3 UART (émetteurs-récepteurs asynchrones universels), des noyaux périphériques indépendants (Core Independent Peripherals, CIP) et un comptage analogique-numérique (ADC) pour gestion précise du signal.

« Le nouveau MKR Vidor 4000 mettra finalement les FPGA à la portée des makers et des innovateurs, » a commenté Massimo Banzi, cofondateur d’Arduino. « Et nous avons hâte de changer la donne une fois de plus. »

« La Maker Faire Bay Area est toujours une occasion sans pareille d’interagir avec la communauté et les makers d’Arduino, » a ajouté Fabio Violante, PDG d’Arduino. « Je suis particulièrement enthousiaste cette année à propos du lancement du produit Arduino le plus flexible de tous les temps, le MKR Vidor 4000 et de la vision d’environnement de développement autour de celui-ci. Avec ce nouveau produit, nous visons à mettre dans les mains des professionnels, des makers et des éducateurs l’équivalent électronique d’un couteau suisse rempli de ressources afin de porter leur créativité à un niveau supérieur. Les applications sont innombrables. »

À propos d’Arduino

Arduino est une plateforme en code source libre pour matériels, logiciels et contenus avec une communauté de plus de 30 millions d’utilisateurs actifs dans le monde entier. La Société offre aux développeurs de l’IdO, aux ‘faiseurs’ et aux éducateurs la capacité de construire des appareils intelligents, connectés et interactifs en faisant appel à des technologies abordables. Arduino a favorisé des millions de projets au fil des années, depuis l’objet de la vie de tous les jours jusqu’aux instruments scientifiques les plus complexes. Pour en apprendre davantage, veuillez visiter arduino.cc.

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Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX550G) Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Asus is updating its thin 15.6-inch laptop made for creative professionals with one of the most high-performance mobile processors, Intel’s eighth-generation hexa-core Core i9-8950HQ.

The new ZenBook Pro 15 UX550G uses the same body as the current UX550VE version, so if that pic above looks familiar, that’s why.

Asus is updating its thin 15.6-inch laptop made for creative professionals with one of the most high-performance mobile processors, Intel’s eighth-generation hexa-core Core i9-8950HQ.

The new ZenBook Pro 15 UX550G uses the same body as the current UX550VE version, so if that pic above looks familiar, that’s why. Replacing the UX550VE’s seventh-gen quad-core i7-7700HQ chip is that new hexa-core processor. It’s joined by a 4GB Nvidia GTX 1050Ti graphics card, up to 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 RAM and up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD. That should make this a screamer for both CPU- and GPU-intensive tasks and a competent thin-and-light gaming laptop.

To attract creatives, Asus updated the ZenBook Pro 15’s 15.6-inch 4K UHD-resolution display to a Pantone-validated one that’s capable of 100 percent Adobe RGB and 132 percent sRGB color gamut with a Delta-E color difference of less than 2.0.


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The rest of the laptop seems unchanged from earlier models, but that’s a good thing. Despite the new processor, the body remains thin at 18.9 millimeters (0.7 inch) and weighs 1.86 kilograms (4.1 pounds). The body is just thick enough to have room for a full-size HDMI output and two USB-A ports, but you get two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, too. Apparently getting an SD card slot on here was a no-go, though there is a microSD slot. Asus also says the laptop’s dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi will deliver faster-than-wired speeds.

Asus didn’t announce pricing or availability for the updated model, but if the timing is the same as the UX550VE, you can expect it this summer.

LAN/WAN Test Equipment Markets: Global Strategic Business Report 2018-2022 – Market Senses Huge Opportunities in Developing Nations

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.

This report analyzes the worldwide markets in US$ Thousand by the following Product Segments:

Protocol Analyzers Performance Analyzers & Stress Testers Conformance & Interoperability Test Systems

The report profiles 52 companies including many key and niche players such as:

Anritsu Corporation (Japan) AOIP (France) Averna (Canada)EXFO, Inc. (Canada) Fortive Corporation (USA) Fluke Corporation (USA) Tektronix, Inc. (USA) Greenlee Textron, Inc. (USA) IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. (USA) Keysight Technologies, Inc. (USA) Ixia (USA) National Instruments Corporation (USA) NetScout Systems, Inc. (USA) Riverbed Technology, Inc. (USA) Rohde & Schwarz (Germany)Spirent Communications plc (UK) Teledyne LeCroy (USA) VeEX, Inc. (USA) Digital Lightwave (USA) Viavi Solutions, Inc. (USA) Wilcom Inc. (USA)

Key Topics Covered

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
LAN/WAN Test Equipment Market: An Introductory Prelude
Northbound Trajectory in the Global ICT Sector Creates Conducive Environment
CSPs’ Thrust Towards QoS & QoE Propagates Large-Scale Opportunities
Developed Nations: Key Revenue Contributors
Market Senses Huge Opportunities in Developing Nations
Assessing the Impact of Recent Economic Upheavals on LAN/WAN Test Equipment Market
Stable Economic Scenario to Augment Market Demand in the Near- Term
Competitive Landscape
Leading Players in the Global LAN/WAN Test Equipment Market
Vendors Prioritize M&A Route to Enhance Business Operations
Select M&A Deals in the Global LAN/WAN Test Equipment Market (2014-2018)
Pricing Scenario

2. KEY PRODUCT & APPLICATION MARKET TRENDS
Performance Analyzers & Stress Testers: The Key Product Segment
Protocol Analyzers Continue to Generate Revenues
Noteworthy Trends in Protocol Analyzers Segment
Bluetooth Protocol Analyzers Gather Seam
PCIe Protocol Analyzers Assume Importance
DOCSIS Protocol Analyzers Make a Cut
Conformance & Interoperability Test Systems: Critical for Network Equipment
Key factors Responsible for Interoperability Issues: A Snapshot
Test Equipment Gain Precedence in Network R&D, I&M & Production
Modular Test Equipment Make Their Way
Cloud-based SaaS Solutions Seek Role in LAN/WAN Testing Space
Progression in Network Technologies: A Challenge to Test Equipment Vendors

3. KEY END-USE MARKET TRENDS
Escalating Telecom & Datacom Traffic Volumes & Subsequently Rising Need to Augment Network Efficiency Builds Strong Business Case
Key Factors Influencing Telecom & Datacom Traffic Growth
Sharp Increase in the Number of Internet Subscribers
Faster Broadband Speeds
Surging Investments on Advanced Telecom Infrastructure Extends Parallel Opportunities
Network Test Equipment Assume Critical Importance in Wireless Networks
Wi-Fi Roll Outs Bodes Well for Network Test Equipment Market Growth
Continued Evolution in IEEE 802.11 Standards Generates Parallel Opportunities
Wider Uptake of Smartphones Instigates Expansion in Wireless Networks
Upcoming 5G Technology to Drive New Line of Opportunities
Expanding Role of Fiber Optic Networks Offer Opportunities
Key Trends Driving Growth in Fiber Optic Network Deployments
Soaring Investments on EPON & GPON Technologies
Tests for Passive Optical Networks (PONs): A Snapshot
Proliferation of FTTx Networks
ISPs Put Focus on Test Equipment Amid Soaring Demand for Gigabit Access Services
NEMs Bet on Test Equipment in Equipment Design & Development
Test Equipment for Seamless Deployment & Operation of Enterprise IT Networks
Business Continuity & Security Needs Propagate Demand for Enterprise-Grade Test Equipment
Expanding Image of Enterprise Mobility Creates Business Case
LAN/WAN Test Equipment Benefit from Sustained Demand for VoIP
Emerging IoT to Widen the Scope & Span of Network Test Equipment
M2M Communication Networks Set to Instigate New Opportunities

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Local Area Network (LAN)
Definition
Factors Differentiating Various LANs
Topology
Bus Topology
Ring Topology
Star Topology
Protocols
Media
Wide Area Network (WAN)
LAN/WAN Test Equipment
Protocol Analyzers
Performance Analyzers & Stress Testers
Conformance & Interoperability Test Systems
Other Testing Tools for LAN/WAN
Cable Tester
Bit-Error Rate Tester (BERT)
Personal Network Analyzers
Physical Layer Tools for Testing LAN
Capacitance Meter
Noise Meter
Power Meter
Ohmmeter
Time Domain Reflectometer
High Frequency Signal Generator
Line Mapper
Terminators
Matching Terminator
Shorting Terminator
Enhancements in LAN Testing Capabilities
Wireless LAN
An Overview
Comparing 802.11ad, 802.11af and 802.11ah Protocols
Growth Drivers for WLAN Market
Pros and Cons

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS
Tektronix Rolls Out 59 GHz DPO7OE2 Single Mode Optical Probe
IDEAL Networks Releases Software Updates for SignalTEK CT and SignalTEK NT Testers
Spirent Communications Develops World’s Highest Density 400/ 200/100/50GbE Test System
Teledyne LeCroy Expands Link Layer Compliance Tests Portfolio
VeEX Introduces RXT-6200 Universal 100G Test Module for RXT- 1200 Platform
VIAVI Solutions Upgrades Cable Signal Meters with Trilithic’ Leak Detection Technology
EXFO Rolls Out SkyRAN Proactive Test & Monitoring Solution for RF Interference & Fronthaul Networks
Anritsu Unveils Radio Communication Test Station MT8000A Platform
National Instruments Develops LabView NXG 1.0
Netscout Systems Unveils LinkRunner G2 Android-based Smart Network Tester
VIAVI Solutions Rolls Out FiberChek Sidewinder
Viavi Solutions Introduces Xgig 4K16 Protocol Analyzer/Jammer for PCI Express 4.0 Technology
Saelig Unveils USB-Powered Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer
Keysight Technologies Launches Industry’s First 5G Protocol Test Solution
Teledyne LeCroy Launches LinkExpert Software Interface for its PCIe Protocol Analyzers
Teledyne LeCroy Introduces Eclipse M32 UniPro/ UFS Protocol Analyzer/Exerciser
Spirent Communications Rolls Out World’s First 200G Ethernet Test System
FuturePlus Systems Introduces industry’s First HBR3 DisplayPort Protocol Analysis Tool
EXFO Releases FTBx-88400NGE Power Blazer 400G Testing Solution
Anritsu Develops ME7800L Conformance Test System
Spirent Unveils First Automotive Ethernet Protocol Conformance & Performance Test System with 1000BASE-T1 Physical Layer Standard
Introspect Technology Enhances SV3C Personal SerDes Tester with DSI-2 Protocol Analysis Feature
Lineeye Releases LE-3500R & LE-2500R Multi-Protocol Analyzers
Anritsu Rolls Out CPRI RF Module for Network Master Pro MT1000A Tester
Ixia Rolls Out TrafficREWIND
Teledyne LeCroy Unveils T416 PCIe Analyzer
Teledyne LeCroy Rolls Out Sodera LE Analyzer
Spirent Introduces Spirent Vertex Channel Emulator for Wireless RF Testing
Spirent Unveils Spirent TestCenter WLAN Test Platform
Spirent Expands Elevate Test Framework & Prolab Test Suite for EVS Codec Testing
Spirent Launches Spirent Temeva
Spirent Introduces Spirent Landslide C100-M2 Test Platform
Spirent Launches CyberFlood Security & Performance Testing Solution
Anritsu Introduces OTDR Module for Network Master Pro MT1000A Tester
GL Communications Unveils PacketExpert 10G Ethernet/IP Tester
Greenlee Introduces AirScout Wi-Fi Readiness Test Solution
IDEAL Networks Launches LanTEK II Cable Certifier
Frontline Rolls Out ComProbe Sodera Wideband Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer
Spirent Rolls Out 50GbE Boost Ethernet Test Solution
Teledyne LeCroy Introduces Voyager M310C USB Protocol Analyzer and Exerciser System
Spirent Unveils DX2-100GbE QSFP28 and CFP4 8-Port Modules
Ixia unveils 25GbE Validation Solution
Anritsu Receives LTE 3CA PTCRB Certification for ME7873LA LTE- Advanced RF Conformance Test System
Anritsu Unveils Remote Spectrum Monitor

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
oneM2M Selects Spirent’s Compliance Testing Tools
Teledyne LeCroy Receives Bluetooth SIG’s Validation for Harmony LE Tester
Viavi Solutions Acquires Cobham’s AvComm and Wireless T&M Businesses
NI to Collaborate with Samsung to Develop 5G Test UEs for 5G NR
Riverbed Launches Riverbed Rise Channel Partner Program
EXFO Partners with Kontron
EXFO Acquires Majority Stake in Astellia
Spirent Communications Announces Spirent Pace Global Partner Program
EXFO Teams Up with ADVA
EXFO Collaborates with China Mobile for IoT Network Testing
Huawei Endorses Anritsu’s MT8870A Test Platform for RF Calibration & Validation Tests
Samsung Selects Anritsu’s Signal Analyzer MS2850A for 5G System Developments
National Instruments Acquires AWR
Fluke Networks Snaps Up ClearSight Networks
Keysight Technologies Acquires Ixia
EXFO Acquires Yenista Optics
Anritsu Inks Distribution Agreement with Comtec Cable Accessories
IDEAL Networks Opens New Office in Shanghai
IDEAL Networks Launches New Office in Melbourne
Teledyne Lecroy Acquires Quantum Data
Anritsu Acquires Azimuth Systems
NoviFlow Teams Up with Ixia
Arrow Electronics Inks Distribution Agreement with Ixia
Ixia Joins New IP Agency (NIA)
QualiTest Joins Ixia’s Global Solution Provider Program
Teledyne Technologies Acquires Frontline Test Equipment
Spirent Acquires Testing Technologies
T-Mobile Netherlands Selects Anritsu’s MasterClaw Service Assurance System
China Unicom Teams Up with Spirent to Test Virtualization Middleware
Vector Informatik Collaborates with Ixia
Spirent Takes Over Epitiro
Simplay Labs Receives Evaluation Approval for SL-8810 Miracast HDCP 2.2 Test Tool from DCP
Teledyne LeCroy Extends Capabilities of PCI Protocol Analyzer Product Family
Intel Selects Averna’s DP-1000 DOCSIS Protocol Analyzer
Fortinet Collaborates with Spirent to Validate FortiGate- 3810D Firewall Appliance
SGS Deploys Spirent 8100 LTE Solution to Enhance Critical Test Capabilities
Viavi Solutions Establishes Lumentum

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Total Companies Profiled: 52 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 60)

The United States (30) Canada (6) Japan (3) Europe (11) France (2) Germany (2) The United Kingdom (4) Rest of Europe (3)Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (10)

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Local Measure Announces New App on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

Local Measure connects with venue wireless products to offer a social splash screen to sign onto venue Wi-Fi. Once installed, the sign-on data along with the customer profile integrates directly into the customer contact on Salesforce.

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