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Zyter Collaborates with Qualcomm to Provide Applications and Dashboard for 5G Private Networks

Zyter | March 01, 2022

Zyter, Inc., a leading digital health and IoT-enablement platform, announced today that it has collaborated with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to support the demonstration of 5G private networks by providing network management services, a user interface/dashboard, and three initial production-ready applications that include autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), LiDAR-based analytics and AI-based cameras.

5G private networks offer significant advantages over today’s public 5G and Wi-Fi networks. To fully support digital transformation efforts, modern businesses and organizations need a higher-bandwidth, lower-latency network that can potentially support thousands of devices and data intensive applications. Advanced network management capabilities, such as allocating bandwidth to different devices or customizing security protocols are also necessary. Current Wi-Fi and 5G public networks offer limited flexibility in these areas. Qualcomm Technologies, Zyter and other ecosystem members are solving these challenges through the demonstration of 5G private networks powered by Qualcomm® FSM 5G RAN Platforms.

In addition to providing network management and a consolidated dashboard to display application and device data, Zyter is also making three production-ready applications available that include:
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs)– Equipped with sensors and cameras, AMRs use AI and machine learning to autonomously move goods inside a defined space such as a factory or warehouse.
  • LiDAR-Based Analytics– Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) cameras can be used to detect the movement of people and goods in a defined space, which is rendered on a 3D map viewed on Zyter's dashboard.
  • AI-Based Cameras–This application supports 4K video streams originating from eight cameras provided by Qualcomm Technologies’ device ecosystem members as well as data analysis.

“Applications like LiDAR-based analytics require high bandwidth, low latency networks that can potentially support thousands of devices, render images in 3D, or enable autonomous mobile robots to react in milliseconds. The combination of Qualcomm Technologies’ platforms for 5G private networks with Zyter’s leading-edge applications offer a world of new possibilities for organizations that want more performance, ownership and control.”

Sanjay Govil, founder and CEO of Zyter, Inc.

About Zyter, Inc.
Zyter delivers a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions spanning buildings, stadiums, campuses, and even cities. The Zyter SmartSpaces platform supports solutions for multiple markets including healthcare, education, logistics, retail, travel, and construction. By integrating and consolidating data from IoT devices and applications, organizations can gain new insights to improve efficiencies while providing end-users with an engaging digital experience. In 2021, Zyter won more than 37 global awards for its IoT products including Best Technology and Company Innovation of the Year. Founded in 2017, the privately-held company is based in Rockville, Md. 

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Today the Internet of things (IoT) is focused primarily on services that record and relay sensory data; however, as all technologies evolve, so too will IoT services. As more complex business models emerge, billing solutions must be able to support the agile needs of a business as changes occur rapidly in pace with technology. Don’t get stuck with a one-trick billing solution. Instead, invest in a billing solution that can handle any business model, or combination of business models – including those not yet defined. Agility is key for the Internet of things billing solutions.


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Siklu and Signify Announce Agreement to Integrate Gigabit-Speed Wireless Connectivity into Lighting Infrastructure

Siklu | January 25, 2022

Siklu, a global leader in millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for Digital City, Gigabit Wireless Access (GWA), and Mobile x-Haul, and Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced a strategic partnership agreement to add Siklu's MultiHaul™ TG multi-gigabit wireless connectivity technology to Signify's BrightSites portfolio. This combination will result in an addition to the BrightSites portfolio, which will be known as Broadband luminaires. Signify's new innovative BrightSites solution is converting streetlights into a wireless connectivity grid which can facilitate a wide range of digital city services, such as: IoT, security and traffic monitoring, 4G/5G small cells, as well as "digital inclusion" initiatives including municipal Wi-Fi and residential broadband access. BrightSites helps cities to meet the needs of citizens, businesses, and visitors by delivering faster and more accessible broadband connectivity that helps ensure constant access to their digital world. The new broadband luminaires, integrate Siklu's Terragraph-compliant MultiHaul™ TG multi-gigabit wireless connectivity technology to significantly reduce the dependency on fiber deployment and enable municipalities to create a wireless mesh network by replacing their luminaires with Broadband luminaires. This will significantly accelerate city-wide scalability for secure and reliable multi-gigabit wireless connectivity, at a fraction of the cost and time compared to an all-fiber network deployment. Siklu's MultiHaul TG is Siklu's third generation 60 GHz point-to-multipoint product line and fifth generation overall of V-Band products. Overall, Siklu has hundreds of thousands of products installed in hundreds of cities around the world and offers advanced software tools to design and operate a network. Siklu's MultiHaul TG continues this tradition of excellence by creating secure and reliable fiber-like multi-gigabit wireless mesh networks to support any type of network topology from a small campus up to city and regional deployments. Both companies have collaborated over the past year in the development of the Broadband luminaire portfolio, based on Siklu's MultiHaul N366 TG node. Following successful market validation, the two companies have agreed to expand the collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize solutions for street lighting infrastructure. "We aim to radically accelerate the transition to smart cities by enabling the lighting infrastructure as a primary platform for cost-effective and scalable broadband connectivity. With our combined solution we overcome significant hurdles for the creation of dense networks by ensuring every light point acts as a data hub. This reduces time and cost, and most importantly, it improves the environmental impact as compared to legacy means. By integrating Siklu's Terragraph-compliant MultiHaul TG multi-gigabit wireless connectivity technology into our BrightSites portfolio, over the future of Smart Cities is a reality now," said Khalid Aziz, Head of Connectivity Solutions at Signify. "Siklu products are already enabling a wide range of urban and industrial services that require gigabit broadband access. With the increasing demand for high-speed internet connections everywhere, especially in the COVID era, we share Signify's vision of utilizing the lighting infrastructure as the connectivity grid of the future. Signify is the global leader in lighting infrastructure, and we are excited to collaborate in the digitalization of cities and transforming our vision into reality." Ronen Ben-Hamou, CEO of Siklu About Signify Signify is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 37,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for five consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. About Siklu Siklu delivers multi-gigabit wireless fiber connectivity in urban, suburban and rural areas. Operating in the millimeter wave bands, Siklu's wireless solutions are used by leading service providers and system integrators to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services. In addition, Siklu solutions are ideal for Smart City projects requiring extra capacity such as video security, WiFi backhaul and municipal network connectivity all over one network. Thousands of carrier-grade systems are delivering interference-free performance worldwide. Easily installed on street-fixtures or rooftops, these radios have been proven to be the ideal solution for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, wireless fiber.

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INDUSTRIAL IOT

Juniper Networks Announces Acquisition of WiteSand

Juniper Networks | February 15, 2022

Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, today announced that the company has acquired WiteSand, a pioneer of cloud-native zero trust Network Access Control (NAC) solutions. This deal brings a highly experienced engineering team and exceptional technology to Juniper, accelerating the company’s ongoing efforts to deliver a next-generation NAC solution as a key element of their award-winning AI-driven enterprise portfolio. NAC plays a vital role in many IT environments by identifying which devices can securely connect to a network. But traditional NAC solutions, which leverage on-premises hardware built using monolithic code bases, are often complex to deploy and operate, and can be cost prohibitive to scale. These limitations can be solved by moving NAC operations to the cloud, and leveraging AIOps for automated provisioning, monitoring, analysis and security. “Both WiteSand and Juniper share a common vision of disrupting the antiquated NAC space with cloud agility and AI-driven intelligence. Their premier NAC technology and renowned engineering team are the perfect complement to Juniper’s AI-driven enterprise portfolio, which was recently distinguished as a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure with furthest scores for both ability to execute and completeness of vision. When NAC is integrated with wireless assurance, wired assurance, WAN assurance, IoT assurance, and indoor location services under a common Mist cloud and AI umbrella, Juniper customers can deliver amazing experiences to their network users, from the client all the way to the cloud.” Sujai Hajela, EVP AI-Driven Enterprise, Juniper Networks Supporting Quote: “Ever since their acquisition of Mist, Juniper has continued to innovate and differentiate themselves in the market by delivering Experience-First Networking solutions for their customers. As industry research shows, more and more global customers are choosing Juniper as their strategic IT infrastructure partner. It is great to see Juniper taking strategic steps with Network Access Control, and I look forward to seeing them continue to execute on their unique and compelling vision of a unified solution for the AI-driven enterprise.” - Zeus Kerravala, Founder and Principal Analyst, ZK Research About Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security, and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability, and equality. Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed here are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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MaxLinear Expands Portfolio of Industrial Ethernet Products with a Quad-Port 2.5GBase-T PHY and 1GBase-T Switches

MaxLinear | April 08, 2022

Today MaxLinear (NASDAQ: MXL) announced the immediate availability of two 1000BASE-T Ethernet Switches (GSW125, GSW145) and a quad-port 2.5GBASE-T PHY (GPY245), expanding its Ethernet product portfolio to better serve the industrial, telecommunications, and networking outdoor markets, where products must perform efficiently in harsh temperature environments. With the increase of outdoor Wi-Fi access points, Industrial IoT and Industrial PCs used to collect, monitor and control equipment, products must operate in either high heat or frigid cold environments. Extreme temperatures can impact network operation, data transmission, and system reliability, causing interruptions and downtime, leading to security risks and costly emergency repairs. "MaxLinear has a 40-year history of being a leading supplier in industrial interface devices, having shipped over 1B serial transceivers over the past five years," said James Lougheed, Vice President of Marketing, High Performance Analog. "As the requirements for industrial-grade Ethernet products continue to grow, we continue to invest to remain in a strong position to support these fast-growing markets." "Verifone, a global FinTech leader and payment solution provider to the world's largest retail brands, recently adopted the MaxLinear GSW145 Quad-port 1G Ethernet switch for its Engage family of payment terminals that provide secure, reliable and flexible payment experiences to merchants around the world," said Henry Wang, Global Commodity Director at Verifone. "This builds on the established relationship we have with MaxLinear as our supplier for our Interface product needs." "According to our 2022 market research, the Industrial Ethernet market is expected to outpace the overall market and reach $3.5B in 2025. Factory automation, the extension of Ethernet to support IoT, and additional industrial applications like smart cities and smart payment systems are all driving growth," said Alan Weckel, Founder and Technology Analyst at 650 Group. "The Industrial Ethernet market is transitioning from fast Ethernet to GigE and mGigEth is creating the need for a new family of Industrial grade IC's. The MaxLinear industrial Ethernet PHY and Switch products will help drive this market transition." Technical Details The GPY245 quad-port 2.5GBASE-T industrial PHY supports Low power consumption below 3.5W in 2.5GBASE-T mode An effective rBOM Industrial grade features like MACSec, PTP and SyncE Either 4 x 2.5G SGMII or a 10G USXGMII-M MAC interface Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) to reduce power consumption during low traffic periods The low pin count and small size package (236 pin BGA 12mmx12mm) make this product ideal for 4-layer PCBs. The GSW125, GSW145 industrial 1000BASE-T switches support Two or four twisted-pair interfaces (PHYs) Two MAC interfaces which can be 2.5G SGMII and RGMII QoS to prioritize switch traffic for different classes of applications, such as VoIP, video, audio, and data based on port ID Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) to reduce power consumption during low traffic periods They are available in a small size 105 pin 8mmx8mm MRQFN package. About MaxLinear, Inc. MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog, digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connectivity and access, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit www.maxlinear.com. MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. About 650 Group, LLC 650 Group is a leading Market Intelligence Research firm for communications, data center, and cloud markets. Our team has decades of research experience, has worked in the technology industry, and is actively involved in standards bodies. 650 Group focuses on leading-edge market trends and research and prides itself on first to market research with over 24 research programs focused on Ethernet, cloud, and data center trends.

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Identiv Continues to Accelerate and Expand Global IoT Footprint with Increased Capacity, New Talent, and Advanced Certifications

Identiv | May 12, 2022

Identiv, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVE), global digital security and identification leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its Singapore transponder facility is fast approaching 350M+ units for specialty radio frequency identification (RFID) products through 2023. The company secured globally recognized compliance certifications and performance metrics to deliver accelerated growth in innovative IoT and RFID solutions. RFID and near field communication (NFC) are connective technologies enabling the rapid expansion of the IoT as the need to exchange more data between objects increases. Investment firm Craig-Hallum estimates the IoT market should grow at a ~20% CAGR over several years, approaching a $1T market longer-term. As more products request specialized RFID technology, Identiv is uniquely positioned to accelerate growth. "Identiv has unlocked accelerated growth with a focused strategy. We anticipated this trend and positioned our facilities accordingly, investing in highly integrated manufacturing, specialty R&D, and additional sales capacity to pursue and develop novel use cases. We have taken a once commoditized RFID tag and enabled innovative, higher-margin applications at scale," said Amir Khoshniyati, VP and GM Transponders, Identiv. Identiv continues to build a team with best-in-class engineering and operations talent to drive RFID business growth and expansion in its Singapore Center of Excellence in the Serangoon North cluster. The company has invested substantially in the Singapore production site and will continue to further its scale beyond the nine-figure production capabilities with premier manufacturing, converting, and encoding equipment. "The investment in our R&D and manufacturing capabilities means we can bring a highly specialized and complex RFID project from iteration to production-ready device in months. This compares to commodity-focused providers taking years to complete. The Singapore facility is on track for 350M+ units through 2023." Dr. Manfred Mueller, COO and GM Identity, Identiv. In addition to substantially increased capacity, Identiv has completed important compliance and certification marks to deliver innovative IoT solutions. The company achieved the world's most recognized quality management standard certification, ISO 9100, to drive continuous improvement, streamline operations, and reduce costs. The certification requires a rigorous audit of business processes and achievement of the certification demonstrates Identiv's ability to provide quality while continuously improving services and internal processes and gives customers confidence in the company's operations. Identiv also secured ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS). ISO 14001 is the principal management system standard that specifies requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS. The certification confirms that Identiv operations meet the highest standards for environmental management and show a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The company also achieved the local Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Council bizSAFE level 3 compliance certificate designed to deliver workplace safety and health capabilities. Identiv's leading healthcare and mobility customers have each provided compliance certifications with the highest standards. The recent achievements position Identiv with product innovation and sustainability awards in multiple categories. "The increasing demand for RFID and NFC solutions to verify identities and security in the IoT are embedded in billions of everyday objects, including medical devices, books, toys, athletic apparel, perishables, and pharmaceuticals. We will continue to invest in increasing our capacity and bringing on new talent to create a digital identity for every physical object," said Khoshniyati. About Identiv Identiv, Inc. is a global leader in digitally securing the physical world. Identiv's platform encompasses RFID and NFC, cybersecurity, and the full spectrum of physical access, video, and audio security. Identiv is a publicly traded company, and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC in the U.S. under the symbol "INVE".

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