Software and Tools
Business Wire | October 17, 2023
DirectDefense, a leading information security services company, today announced it has been named a winner of the 2023 IoT Innovators Award from CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This award honors North American solution providers that are driving IoT innovation forward, recognizing the enormous potential of IoT and integrating cutting-edge technologies into their portfolios.
IoT solutions are a pivotal technology that propels digital transformation by bridging the gap between the physical and digital world, and between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). Owing to its capacity to generate new sources of data, mitigate risk and provide real-time performance updates, IoT has emerged as a significant contributor to contemporary business initiatives. The recipients of this year's IoT Innovators Awards have demonstrated their leadership in the industry by devising innovative IoT solutions that expedite time-to-market planning and deliver the utmost value-add to their customers’ IoT investments.
Regardless of industry, operational continuity is vital to success, and downtime from a security breach or violations of change management or remote access procedures isn’t acceptable, said Christopher Walcutt, Chief Security Officer at DirectDefense. Relying on experts who can help strengthen an organization’s security architecture without disrupting operations safeguards against more serious interruptions from a breach, especially since OT environments are not repaired or restored as quickly or as easily as traditional corporate IT environments. Working in the security ecosystem and with our outstanding partners, we are honored to be recognized by CRN for helping clients secure their IT and OT assets.
DirectDefense offers a comprehensive suite of IoT and IIoT security solutions from device and application testing to cybersecurity architecture and system design to keep organizations safe from attack. IoT and IIoT devices in the cloud are often interconnected for functional and data analytics reasons and create multiple entry points to the controlling network. DirectDefense works with organizations to enhance visibility and create an effective remediation plan that prioritizes the most critical vulnerabilities.
“The 2023 winners of CRN's IoT Innovators Award have been recognized for their exceptional IoT solutions,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These organizations have demonstrated remarkable proficiency in overcoming various challenges and have emerged as trailblazers in the fields of IT and OT. By offering innovative solutions, they have enabled their clients to outperform their competitors and establish themselves as leaders in their respective industries.”
DirectDefense was previously named to the CRN’s 2023 Solution Provider 500 list in the Security 100 category, which recognizes the top technology providers and consultants providing managed services, and the 2023 CRN Fast Growth 150 list, which showcases the 150 fastest-growing and highest-performing solution providers across the entire North American region. The IoT Innovators Award list is featured online at www.crn.com/IoTinnovators.
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, it connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 40 years of unequaled channel experience, The Channel Company draws from deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.
About DirectDefense, Inc.
DirectDefense provides enterprise risk assessments, penetration testing, ICS/SCADA security services, and 24/7 managed security services for companies of all sizes. Focused on building security resiliency, the firm offers comprehensive security testing services with specialization in application security, vulnerability assessments, penetration testing, and compliance assurance testing. Its team of highly talented consultants has worked with the majority of the Fortune 100 companies, in industries such as power and utility, gaming, retail, financial, media, travel, aerospace, healthcare, and technology. More information can be found at www.directdefense.com.
Business Wire | October 26, 2023
Quectel, a global IoT solutions provider, has unveiled six new antennas designed to provide robust connectivity performance for IoT devices. The new antennas cover a wide range of use cases from 5G to non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) bringing new capabilities to customers.
We’re delighted to further augment our comprehensive range of antennas with the addition of these new antennas and evaluation boards, said Norbert Muhrer, President and CSO, Quectel Wireless Solutions.
“Internet of Things applications increasingly demand high-performance antennas that meet their specific needs whether that’s for competitive cost, access to specific network technologies in particular frequency bands or for robust, safe characteristics such as IP ratings and RoHS and REACH compliance. The expanded Quectel antenna range is sure to meet the needs of your device and deployment and is backed by our design support and deployment experience, alongside, of course, our widely deployed and comprehensive range of modules.”
The Quectel YC0001CA is a 4G surface-mount design (SMD) antenna that is optimized for LTE, LTE-M and Narrow Band-IoT (NB-IoT) networks. This low-profile antenna, which measures just 35.0 x 8.5 x 3.0mm, operates in the 700-960MHz and 1710-2700MHz and is both RoHS and REACH compliant for use in sensitive environments. In addition, the antenna can be supplied on tape and reel for high-volume applications and is compatible with all of Quectel’s 4G, 3G, 2G and LPWA IoT modules.
The Quectel YC0018CA is a 5G SMD antenna that covers 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6GHz frequency bands. Depending on the ground plane, the antenna is designed to be mounted directly to the printed circuit board (PCB) using a conventional PCB reflow process. Measuring 40.0 x 7.0 x 3.0mm, the antenna operates between -40 °C to +85 °C and weighs 15g. The antenna can be tuned specifically for the final device environment with a simple, PI matching circuit and, when used with other 5G antennas, it can achieve multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) performance. Also available on tape and reel, the antenna can also be supplied with the YC0018CAEVB evaluation board.
The Quectel YECN028AA is a 5G or NTN external antenna that supports the 410-470MHz, 617-960MHz and 1425-6000MHz frequency bands. With dimensions of 225 x 54.5 x 13.0mm, the antenna is IP66, RoHS and REACH compliant so it has wide applicability to use cases in sensitive environments. Featuring high efficiency and gain, the antenna offers omni-directional high-speed data transmission and can be used in a wide range of wireless devices such as access points, outdoor equipment, real-time monitoring devices and many others.
The Quectel YEMX223J1A is a 5G x 2 combo antenna that is IP67, RoHS and REACH compliant. Measuring 186.0 x 176.0 x 100.5mm, the combo antenna supports the 410-470MHz, 617-960MHz, 1420-1520MHz, 1710-2690MHz, 3300-3800MHz and 4000-6000MHz frequency bands. The ultra-wideband antenna box is also backward compatible supporting 2G and 3G networks as well as Cat-M and NB-IoT. Designed for ease of integration with connection via two cable lengths from 450-5000mm, the pole, wall suction mount omni-directional antenna offers ease of installation and durability thanks to its IP67 and IP69K compliant enclosure. Quectel offers flexible installation option with custom cable length and connector options
The Quectel YEMX425J1A is a 5G x 4 combo antenna that measures 186.0 x 176.0 x 150mm. The combo antenna supports the 410-470MHz, 617-2690 MHZ and 3300-6000MHz frequency bands and both RoHS and REACH compliant. Offering backward compatibility with 2G, 3G, Cat-M and NB-IoT, the antenna is, in common with the YEMX223J1A, compatible with Quectel’s RM520x Series of IoT modules. In addition, durability is assured thanks to the combo antenna’s IP67 and IP69K ASA enclosure.
Rounding out the latest wave of Quectel antenna introductions, the Quectel YSIS001AA, metal spring antenna operates in the 412-427MHz band, the 433-435 MHz band and the 450-470MHz band which is compatible with LTE B31 plus EU433 applications. Measuring 29.0 x 7.0 x 7.90mm, the RoHS and REACH compliant antenna is mounted to the host device PCB using the conventional SMD reflow process, offering high efficiency.
In common with all Quectel antennas, these new additions to the range also gain Quectel’s comprehensive antenna design support including simulation, testing and manufacturing for custom antenna solutions to meet customers’ specific application needs.
Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of 5,900 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules as well as antennas and services.
With regional offices and support across the globe, our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT and helping build a smarter world.
Atmosic Technologies | October 13, 2023
GlobalScale, a leading IoT solutions provider, has collaborated with Atmosic Technologies to introduce a new Bluetooth 5.3 module with integrated energy harvesting capabilities, enabling IoT developers to create battery-free applications. This collaboration between GlobalScale and Atmosic Technologies offers IoT developers new energy-efficient options for creating wireless IoT devices.
The new module, GTI-ATM3330e, is based on Atmosic's ATM3330e SoC and supports energy harvesting from photovoltaic (light), motion, thermal, and radio frequency sources. It incorporates a power management unit that prioritizes harvested energy, extending the life of standard batteries or enabling battery-free operation with capacitor storage.
Director of Product Marketing at Atmosic Technologies, Dylan Ko, stated,
With the introduction of fully certified modules based on the ATM33 series SoC, sustainability is a viable and real option for IoT developers of all applications and project volumes. Partners such as GlobalScale bring fantastic value-add and time-to-market through their custom design service capabilities, which in turn help reduce the ever-increasing toxic side effects of battery use in the IoT.
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Key features of the ATM3330e module include Bluetooth Low-Energy 5.3 compliance, a powerful Arm Cortex-M33F MCU, support for various energy harvesting methods, and extensive peripheral support for IoT applications. This collaboration aims to provide IoT developers with sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, reducing the environmental impact of battery usage and offering new possibilities for IoT applications.
Atmosic Technologies stands as an inventive semiconductor firm specializing in the creation of ultra-low power wireless and energy harvesting solutions. Its primary objective is to significantly diminish the reliance of devices on batteries, ultimately striving to achieve the lengthiest battery life for interconnected devices. By harnessing their products, Atmosic Technologies paves the way for the development of an IoT device ecosystem, empowering designers and manufacturers to notably curtail the costs and efforts linked to maintaining the expanding IoT infrastructure across various domains.