TYAN Brings the Latest Server Advancements at its 2020 Server Solutions Online Exhibition
Mouser Electronics Receives Best Digital Performance Award from Amphenol Corporation
Bentley Systems Announces the Acquisition of NoteVault, Provider of Voice-based Field Automation for Construction Management
Tech Data Partners with Dataiku to Accelerate Enterprise AI Adoption
Bentley Systems Adds Infrastructure Industry Experience to Digital Twin Consortium
QNAP Adds Support for Zabbix: Turn your NAS into a Centralized Network Management Platform for Multiple Devices
TYAN Launches AI-Optimized Server Platforms Powered by NVIDIA V100S Tensor Core GPUs
High Density Fiber Management Critical as Europe Looks to Break 200 Million FTTH Homes by 2021, Says Go!Foton
Cobalt Iron Compass Named a DCIG Top 5 Enterprise Anti-Ransomware Backup Solution
Toray Obtains Joint Research Findings that Could Drive R&D Boosting Reverse Osmosis System Performance
ScienceLogic’s Behavior-Based Monitoring Forges a New Path for IT Service Delivery
ScienceLogic, a leading provider of monitoring solutions for multi-cloud management and hybrid IT infrastructure, today unveiled its latest innovation in context-infused AIOps. With the introduction of Behavioral Correlation, ScienceLogic is transforming how IT teams identify, troubleshoot and remediate service-disrupting events—before end-user impact can even be detected. Modern IT environments breed complexity through the proliferation of applications and data, outstripping human capacity for analysis and response. Operations teams pressured to hunt down and fix customer-impacting IT events are often constrained by antiquated methods founded on human-centered analyses. With Behavioral Correlation, ScienceLogic introduces a radically more efficient approach, leveraging machine-speed detection and remediation. Real-time service health and risk can now be understood at a glance, allowing IT teams to rapidly address issues when they occur or even intercept potential service-impacting issues before they happen. Behavioral Correlation for ScienceLogic SL1 is delivered through tightly integrated core capabilities: • A comprehensive, real-time data lake that captures multimodal data types and their relationships • The ability to map and visualize IT services, their underlying dependencies, and associated health, availability, and risk • Machine-learning techniques that reason over these service topologies to detect the root cause of issues or anomalous behavior, and can recommend actions to address The end result is a system that provides holistic visibility into complex IT estates through an intuitive, service-centric lens. Decision-makers can quickly understand the impact, root causes, and relative priority – ensuring IT is spending time on what matters most to the business. “This is a game-changing innovation that buries the old-school, reactionary approach to IT event management. We can now instantly provide a real-time picture across the entire ephemeral state of IT - pinpointing where service degradation is happening, which issues should be prioritized, and the potential business impact,” said Dave Link, ScienceLogic CEO. “The cohesive, service-level view alleviates IT teams scrambling from one incident to the next and empowers providers worldwide to deliver a resilient customer experience.” With IT teams free from the 1990s war rooms and defensive positions battling “event storms,” they can embrace a new standard for situational awareness to help drive faster root-cause analysis and time to resolution. ScienceLogic customers will be able to access this new capability through the latest Colosseum Release due out in late Q2, 2020. Current users can see a live demo at the upcoming virtual ScienceLogic Symposium on April 21 & 22.
New Toray Technology Enhances the Brightness of X-Ray Scintillator Panels Enabling Reduction of Radiation Doses to Boost Patient Care
Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has developed a wavelength conversion technology using phosphors that enhance the brightness of X-ray scintillator panels by roughly 30%. This technology can more clearly discern lung diseases and the other illnesses while reducing radiation doses in medical X-ray system. The company will commercialize this technology soon. Medical X-ray system detectors are generally comprised of scintillator panels that convert X-rays to visible light, and photosensor panels that then convert this light into digital images. Scintillator panels have a phosphor layer with several hundred microns of thickness that absorb X-rays and emit light. The phosphor layer is composed of CsI or GOS. Unlike CsI, GOS does not need long-time deposition process, thus making the manufacturing processes simple and low-cost. GOS is also very stable and durable under X-ray conditions, but the issue has consistently been that GOS is less bright than CsI. For many years, Toray has been developing the wavelength conversion technology necessary for display materials. By improving and innovating this technology, we can now enhance the brightness of the GOS scintillator panel. The key to this technology is our unique compounding technique that mixes in a "second phosphor".The second phosphor allows absorption of short wavelength light between 350 to roughly 400 nanometers, in which the photosensor has low sensitivity in the emission spectrum of GOS, to be converted to long wavelength light nearly 550 nanometers, in which the photosensor has high sensitivity. Using this technology, the phosphor layer "GOS-α" keeps the advantages of GOS (such as low-cost, high stability, and high durability GOS) while enhancing the brightness by about 30% over conventional scintillator panels of similar thickness. Toray has been mass-producing X-ray scintillator panels using regular GOS for general medical radiographic applications since 2016. Toray aims to further expand the X-ray scintillator panel business with products adopting the new "GOS-α" phosphor layer, by significantly increasing the range of applications and uses that panels currently offer. Additionally, new technology will be combined with a pixelated scintillator by applying Toray's proprietary technology to enable image sharpening. Toray will keep striving to develop revolutionary materials that transform societies in keeping with its commitment to innovative ideas, technologies, and products that deliver valuable results.
Bentley Systems Opens Up Full Access to ProjectWise 365 and Waives Subscription Fees
Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced it has opened up its ProjectWise 365 cloud service, including waiving subscription fees through September 30, 2020, to virtually connect infrastructure project participants forced to work from home. ProjectWise 365, leveraging Microsoft 365 technology and office productivity tools, extends the reach and accessibility of BIM and infrastructure engineering data to facilitate collaboration and design review across the ecosystem of project stakeholders. As an “instant-on” cloud service accessed through a web browser to simplify design review, transmittals, RFIs, information sharing, and issues resolution, ProjectWise 365 is perfectly suited for quick adoption while working from home, eliminating the need for error-prone combinations of generic technologies such as “drop boxes” and PDF. In 2019 Bentley Systems was ranked by the ARC Advisory Group as the #1 provider of Collaborative BIM for its enterprise-scalable ProjectWise Design Integration offerings, and Microsoft cited Bentley as one of the top 25 companies in terms of Azure usage globally. In the development of ProjectWise 365, extending infrastructure engineering workflows to all users of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud services, Bentley leveraged its market-leading experience in meeting the collaboration and work-sharing challenges of distributed project delivery teams. “The enterprises using ProjectWise Design Integration for work sharing, which include 74 of the ENR Top 100 Design Firms, have been telling us that they credit ProjectWise for sustaining their project productivity over the forced transition to work from home,” said Dustin Parkman, VP, Project Delivery for Bentley. “Now, by broadly and immediately opening up access to our new simplified ProjectWise 365 cloud service, we’re extending ProjectWise advantages in collaboration and design review to infrastructure engineering project teams at every scale. By fully ‘digitally’ enabling every infrastructure professional, we hope to support their resilience in surmounting this crisis.” Gregory J. Ellwanger, P.E., Project Engineer for BLA, Inc. said, “The present work-from-home conditions and coordination with multiple parties highlight how critical it is to our business and our role as prime consultant on projects, that our project teams always stay connected and productive. ProjectWise 365 cloud services enable us to rapidly deploy a common BIM collaboration environment that avoids the data silos, coordination delays, and the other limitations we’ve experienced while using network drives, file-sharing services, and email. ProjectWise 365 allows us to coordinate designs more quickly and reduce risk in contractual exchanges, regardless of the location of project participants, adding resilience to our design practice and increasing our ability to deliver high-quality projects on schedule.” Please visit ProjectWise 365 to learn more about the product and visit ProjectWise 365 Offer to learn about this work-from-home offer. ProjectWise 365 is part of Bentley’s comprehensive effort to help both user organizations and end users to work remotely, providing tools, information, and resources including FAQs, videos, webinars and other technical assets.
Cobalt Iron Forges Partnership With Gulf Business Machines to Resell Compass Enterprise SaaS in MENA
Cobalt Iron Inc. today announced a new strategic agreement with digital solutions provider Gulf Business Machines (GBM). As the newest member of Cobalt Iron's Ironclad Partner Advantage (IPA) program, GBM will resell Cobalt Iron's Compass™ enterprise SaaS backup platform with an aim to enhance the user experience of its existing base of IBM Spectrum Protect accounts. In addition, GBM will expand Compass' presence across the region by developing new opportunities for the industry-leading data protection solution. "GBM is committed to offering the top industry solutions for our customers' digital transformation journey. The Compass SaaS-based multicloud platform will complement our existing IBM Data portfolio and expand our digital business offerings," said Cherif Morcos, vice president – Digital Business Solutions, Gulf Business Machines. With more than 30 years' experience, seven offices, and more than 1,500 employees across the Gulf Cooperation Council, GBM offers a broad portfolio of industry-leading digital infrastructure and business solutions to its clients. "As the premier business technology channel in this vital region, GBM is a welcome addition to the IPA family. GBM is very selective about its technology partners and only represents world-leading companies," said Rodney Foreman, chief revenue officer of Cobalt Iron. "As such, this partnership is powerful industry recognition of Compass in the enterprise SaaS backup marketplace."
Fuji Xerox Enhances Business Automation Solutions With DocuSign Partnership
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced today that it has partnered with DocuSign, the global leader in the eSignature market, to deliver DocuSign's industry leading eSignature and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions to the APAC market.. This partnership will see Fuji Xerox develop its direct sales and implementation services for the APAC region. DocuSign's Contract Lifecycle Management solution digitizes the entire lifecycle of contract execution, before and after signing, featuring a flexible, configurable workflow that allows users to automate even the most complex agreement processes. Implemented together, eSignature and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions allow users to expedite contract approvals securely and offers them a true digital contract experience with encrypted and secure digital signing. The solutions offer multiple advantages over manual processes, including reduced legal costs, location flexibility, easy contract renewal, reduced paper waste and improved organization-wide overviews of all current and past contract agreements. The combined deployment of eSignature and Contract Lifecycle Management solutions also create a secure, streamlined cloud-based platform that unifies all business process. In addition, it provides track changes functionality, reducing reliance on email communications and the associated risks of managing negotiations and contracts across multiple channels. Recent market trends have shown a rapid growth in the industry. The eSignature market is expected to grow by 39 percent in 2020. By leveraging eSignature software, businesses stand to benefit from 55-78.62 percent in total savings. Modern Enterprise-grade Contract Lifecycle Management has also emerged as a priority for many businesses, and effective contract management is important to the commercial success of any business.
Cobalt Iron Helps Companies 'Make the Switch Without the Risk' to Enable Remote Backup
Cobalt Iron Inc. today announced the "Make the Switch Without the Risk" program for backup professionals working from home and other remote locations. The special promotion extends Cobalt Iron's Compass™ enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection solution to new customers for the same price they're currently paying for service and support contracts on their existing backup systems, with no payments or interest in 2020. "A wide range of enterprises have already been advancing toward a more remote work culture as teams have become more globalized. But now, with the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are scrambling to make the transition to remote backup operations in a highly compressed time frame," said Andy Hurt, chief marketing officer, Cobalt Iron. "In the face of the largest global crisis since World War II, the last thing companies should have to worry about is effective backup deployment, operation, administration, and protection of data from cyber threats." He added: "By allowing organizations to modernize their backup infrastructure for a nominal investment, this promotion will help them to keep data secure and ensure business continuity — even when administrators can't be physically present at the data center. Migrating to Compass can bring them capex reductions of up to 50% and opex savings up to 90%. And, they'll reap the benefits of near-autonomous operations, industry-leading cyber security, ransomware protection, and support for legacy and modern workloads." The Make the Switch Without the Risk program enables enterprises to migrate to Compass with zero incremental increase in software costs, and no payment or interest in 2020, and it also offers deep discounts on optimized hardware and multiple financing options. Cobalt Iron will provide remote deployment, setup, and configuration. The offer is available through members of Cobalt Iron's IronClad Partner Advantage program. "It's easy to monitor and manage backups from any location using Compass' web-based user interface. But in addition to remote access, there are plenty of other compelling reasons to migrate to Compass under this program," said Hurt. "For no more than their current support and maintenance costs, organizations can upgrade to a backup solution that supports private, hybrid, and public cloud deployments. And, rather than leave security and ransomware protection as an afterthought or add-on, we've woven the industry's most advanced cyber security measures into the fabric of Compass."
InSync Technology to Offer Live Standards Conversion of UHD Video Streams in the Cloud
InSync Technology today announced that the company is augmenting its popular FrameFormer Link software standards conversion engine with support for motion compensated frame rate conversion of live video streams. The new FrameFormer Link Live tool kit can be integrated into any live production automation or workflow management platform through its open API and can support live conversion of all formats up to and including UHD/4K. It can be deployed on premises or in any cloud environment and requires CPU-only processing, which is the optimum approach when instant availability of compute resources and scalability are key. As broadcasters and service providers increasingly look to host live event production and distribution in the cloud, FrameFormer Link Live fills one of the few remaining gaps in terms of the content processing chain. "We are bringing the unique ability to apply motion compensated frame rate conversion to live UHD streams in the cloud," said Daryl Blair, Marketing Director of InSync Technology Ltd. "This evolution of our popular FrameFormer software engine can be easily integrated into any customer, partner, or service providers' platform for the highest-quality conversions." InSync Technology is currently working with a number of SaaS partners and expects the first availability of a cloud-based integrated service for live motion compensated frame rate conversion this summer.
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: March 2020
As an authorized distributor, Mouser Electronics, Inc. is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace. Mouser's customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer. Last month, Mouser launched more than 329 new products ready for same-day shipment. Some of the products introduced by Mouser last month include: • Intel® NUC Mini PCs Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini PCs offer high-performance capabilities in a space-saving design ideal for applications such as home theater, home office, entry-level gaming, industrial/commercial kiosks, and digital signage. • Osram Opto Semiconductors PLPT9 450LA_E Blue Laser Diode Osram Opto Semiconductors PLPT9 450LA_E blue laser diode achieves an optical power of 3 W and emits a highly concentrated visible light with a wavelength of 447 nm. • Pimoroni PIM486 Enviro for Raspberry Pi Pimoroni PIM486 Enviro for Raspberry Pi is a pHAT for the Raspberry Pi Zero that enables the measurement of temperature, pressure, humidity, light, and noise level in indoor environments. • Samtec AcceleRate® HD Ultra-Dense Mezzanine Strips Samtec AcceleRate HD ultra-dense mezzanine strips feature a low-profile 5 mm stack height, slim 5 mm width, and a 0.635 mm pitch. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Mouser Electronics Named Global High Service Distributor of the Year by TE Connectivity
Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces a new eBook, in collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI), that explores the products and technologies necessary to meet current and future requirements for building automation. In Building Automation: Technologies at the Foundation of Smart Homes and Buildings, subject matter experts from TI and Mouser provide in-depth analyses on a number of topics and applications relevant to building automation. TI offers a broad portfolio of products designed for building automation applications such as HVAC, security, video surveillance, and more. Technological advances in energy efficiency, connectivity, and sensing solutions have led to rapid growth in the market for home security and building automation. Engineers are developing new solutions to meet growing demand for connected devices, as the Internet of Things becomes accessible to more and more households around the world. The new eBook outlines both the technologies and the specific products required to automate devices including doorbells, locks, and elevators. Building Automation: Technologies at the Foundation of Smart Homes and Buildings offers detailed information on products such as the IWR6843ISK-ODS TI mmWave sensor evaluation module. The high-performance module includes a 60-GHz IWR6843 industrial TI mmWave sensor and enables access to point-cloud data through a USB interface and raw analog-to-digital converter data using a 60-pin high-speed connector. The eBook also features descriptions of the CC3235x SimpleLink™ dual-band wireless systems-on-chip (SoCs) and the MSP430FR263x ultra-low-power microcontrollers. The CC3235x SoCs provide the stability and security necessary for building automation applications, while the MSP430FR263x microcontrollers include TI’s CapTIvate™ touch technology for applications that require reliable capacitive touch functionality. As an authorized TI distributor, Mouser Electronics offers the broadest portfolio of the newest Texas Instruments semiconductor solutions, adding new products every day. Mouser is focused on the rapid introduction of new products and technologies, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Over 800 semiconductor and electronic component manufacturers count on Mouser to help them introduce their products into the global marketplace. Mouser's customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each manufacturer. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific Extends Partnership with Esker, Launches Digital Accounts Receivable Solution
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announced today its expanded partnership with business process and document automation leader, Esker to launch its Esker Accounts Receivable solution (hereafter, the Solution) in Asia Pacific. The AI-driven, cloud-based solution enables different teams to collaborate more effectively and is compliant with standards in over 60 countries globally. By accelerating invoice delivery, the newly launched Solution allows customers to reduce days sales outstanding (DSO) and processing costs, while simultaneously improving business efficiency. Currently, estimates indicate only 40% of companies have adopted e-invoicing, but that number is predicted to rise to 80% by 2025 as a result of government legislation or changing business processes by important trading partners. The Solution automates the areas of accounts receivable (AR) that matter most to the business, from invoice delivery and credits and collections, to cash application and payments, allowing businesses to collect receivables in a timely manner. The Solution is also PEPPOL-compliant (Pan European Public Procurement Online). As a certified PEPPOL Access Point, Esker processes, sends and receives invoices to any recipient within the PEPPOL network. This accreditation is key to Fuji Xerox customers, especially those based in Singapore, where the Government has adopted PEPPOL for Business -to-Government (B2G) document exchanges. Recognizing Esker's AR benefits, Fuji Xerox Singapore is also one of the first companies in Asia Pacific to adopt this solution. The AR solution has helped the company reduce costs by 22 percent and enjoy faster payment cycles. By eliminating manual data entry and digitising the invoicing process, Fuji Xerox Singapore has reduced the average time required to create and deliver an invoice from nine to three working days. "Extending our partnership with Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific was the obvious choice for Esker with their market leadership and wide regional presence," said Jean-Michel Bérard, CEO at Esker. "Combined with Fuji Xerox, we are poised to bring greater benefits to our Customers In finance processing automation. "We are eager to expand our partnership with Esker and bring their AR solution to businesses across APAC," said Amane Inoue, Corporate Vice President and Executive General Manager, Advanced Industrial Services Business Group, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. "It highlights Fuji Xerox's commitment to providing a comprehensive suite of business solutions that enhances overall efficiency. By delivering the Solution, we are helping customers speed up administrative processes, while reducing costs. Furthermore, the digital platform allows companies to reduce the environmental impact from paper invoicing, which is one of our key corporate sustainability goals" The AP and AR solutions are part of Esker's suite of AI-powered digital solutions for procure-to-pay (P2P) and order-to-cash (O2C) processes, designed for faster and more efficient work between clients and suppliers.
HUBER+SUHNER Creates Ground-Breaking POLATIS Optical Switch Platform With Industry-Leading Capacity
The latest addition to the award-winning POLATIS all-optical switch has been designed to provide operators with 50% more capacity than any other solution on the market from leading global supplier of connectivity solutions HUBER+SUHNER. The POLATIS iSeries 7000 software-defined optical circuit switch platform has a resilient, modular architecture designed for volume manufacture with scalability from 8x8 up to 576x576 non-blocking fiber ports, enabling telecom and data center operators to remotely connect even more fibers together in a compact form factor. Extending the company’s leadership in this field, the high-performance, high-density POLATIS optical switch platform will offer maximum connectivity and reliability with exceptionally low optical loss and fast switching speeds for even the most demanding of applications. “Our POLATIS optical switches bring network automation right down to the fiber layer to save operators time and money when servicing new connection requests or reconfiguring around network incidents,” said Nick Parsons, Senior Vice President Engineering & Technology at HUBER+SUHNER POLATIS. “With the iSeries concept, we have re-architected the core switch engine to feature resilient, distributed control and a simplified, integrated design that improves both energy efficiency and port density. Based on the 576x576 concept, we expect to roll out the modular iSeries design platform across the whole Polatis portfolio – including the industry-leading 384x384 and 192x192 switch sizes - to meet the increasing demand for dynamic fiber connectivity in our customers’ networks. “Together with our cloud service provider partners, we are helping to create next-generation energy-efficient network architectures that use optical switching to enable rapid service provisioning and can also dramatically improve data center utilisation through optical disaggregation of compute, storage and accelerator resources.” The POLATIS iSeries 7000 optical switches are built on the patented DirectLight® transparent, dark-fiber optical switching platform that has been proven in the most challenging data center, telecom, defense and test applications for more than a decade. With support for Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) via embedded NETCONF/YANG interfaces, POLATIS optical switches are 100x more energy-efficient than conventional electronic switching equipment and enable dynamic routing, monitoring, protection and test of real-time traffic directly at the fiber layer with speed-of light data latency, for rapid deployment of new network orchestration solutions.
Mouser Sponsors 2020 Global Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader empowering innovation, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 18th Create the Future Design Contest, a global challenge to engineers and innovators around the world to design the next great thing. Mouser, which has sponsored the contest for several years, is joined again by valued suppliers Intel® and Analog Devices, Inc. as co-sponsors. The contest is produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, part of the SAE Media Group. COMSOL is also a principal sponsor of the contest. The contest is now open for submissions through July 1, 2020. The grand prize winner receives worldwide recognition and a cash prize of $20,000 for an innovative product that benefits society and the economy. Previous contests have produced more than 15,000 design ideas from engineers, entrepreneurs and students in more than 100 countries. “Since our founding, Mouser has been dedicated to fostering innovation,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We proudly support programs like the Create the Future Design Contest that bring out the best in engineers, innovators and students.” “Mouser Electronics, renowned for delivering best-in-class service and products to customers, is also a recognized advocate for design and innovation,” said Joseph Pramberger, President of Tech Briefs Media Group. “We are excited to have the support of such reputable businesses as Mouser, Intel and Analog Devices.” The Create the Future Design Contest brings attention to product designs that enhance humanity, improve quality of healthcare or help to provide sustainable solutions. Previous grand prize-winning entries include a small, self-contained device for organ and limb transport and an economical rapid screening device to prevent food-borne illness. The contest was created in 2002 by the publishers of Tech Briefs magazine to help stimulate and reward engineering innovation. The grand prize winner will be chosen from the winners in seven entry categories: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Product Design, Electronics/Sensors/IoT, Manufacturing/Automation/Robotics, Medical, and Sustainable Technologies/Future Energy. With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly locate inventory. Mouser.com also houses data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, and engineering tools.
Interview: Mellanox to Acquire World Leading Network Intelligence Technology Developer Titan IC to Strengthen Leadership in Security and Data Analytic
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Titan IC Systems Limited, the leading developer of network intelligence (NI) and security technology to accelerate search and big data analytics across a broad range of applications in data centers worldwide. The acquisition will further strengthen Mellanox’s network intelligence capabilities delivered through the company’s advanced ConnectX and BlueField families of SmartNIC and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions. Titan IC’s world-class team in Belfast, Northern Ireland will become the center of advanced network intelligence research and development for Mellanox. “Network Intelligence is an important technology when combined with our industry-leading networking portfolio of switches, SmartNICs, and IPUs,” said Eyal Waldman, president and CEO Mellanox Technologies. “Our customers will benefit from the deep analytics and enhanced security that will be delivered by the integration of our best-in-class Ethernet and InfiniBand products and world-leading deep packet inspection and analytics technologies from Titan IC. With this acquisition, our M&A investments total more than 1.2 billion dollars to date and more than 53 million dollars invested in startups to further our intelligent networking strategy.” “We are pleased to become part of Mellanox and together we will accelerate the pace of innovation and will advance network intelligence to new levels of performance and insight,” said Noel McKenna, CEO, Titan IC. “We have worked with Mellanox for many years to integrate our RXP regular expression processor into their advanced line of BlueField I/O Processing Units (IPUs). Now as part of Mellanox, we will be able to achieve new capabilities for cyber intelligence, intrusion detection and protection, and advanced data analytics applications.” Titan IC is a world leader in high-speed complex pattern matching and real-time Internet traffic inspection for advanced cyber security and data analytics applications. The highly sophisticated RXP hardware network intelligence acceleration engine, offloads regular expressions (RegEx) string and malware matching, freeing up CPU cores and delivering faster throughput and increased efficiency. The RXP engine’s unique ability to simultaneously handle high throughput, rule depth, and complexity is an ideal complement to Mellanox high performance BlueField IPU based solutions, which include line-rate network, storage, and crypto accelerators at speeds up to 200 Gb/s. The combination delivers unmatched network intelligence capabilities making BlueField the perfect solution for a wide range of applications such as stateful firewalls, load balancers, intrusion detection and prevention, deep packet inspection, application recognition, lawful interception, government, logfile analytics, in-storage search and many more.
Neural Technologies, “Flexible Charging Is Critical to Leverage Profits With Increasing Complex Customer Services”
Increasing demands for more personalized customer services is creating a complex ecosystem of customer charging processes. “To maximize the opportunities of potential revenue streams, network operators must consider effective digital transformation solutions to effectively bill and charge customers”, says Kent Lopez at Neural Technologies at CCA Mobile Carriers Show, March 30th – April 1st 2020, Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Network operators face unprecedented levels of complex and unique customer service demands which must be effectively processed, charged and billed. Increased traffic, via IoT and the move to 5G, create the possibilities for new end user experiences that add to this demand, posing a challenge for operators to effectively manage and charge for these new customer services. “Managing the complexity of customer services on the network is an increasing challenge which is critical to address in order to compete in a highly competitive carriers’ market,” said Kent Lopez, Vice President of Sales for the Americas at Neural Technologies. “Customers expect to receive personalized subscriber services, making it critical for Customer Service Providers to effectively deliver and flexibly charge customers while maximizing potential revenue streams. Adopting an automated platform to process the myriad of services and charge accurately is key for carriers to vie for loyal customers in a competitive market and avoid revenue leakage too.” Neural Technologies’ Optimus Charging Solution, a charging and analytics platform, has provided many leading telecom operators with a revenue assurance platform for maintaining the highest ROI and enhancing customer experience. With the ability to adopt tariff structures, the Optimus Charging Solution can handle any level of complexity in charging solutions to provide both maximum flexibility and profitability to customers within a multi-leveled Tariff ecosystem. Lopez added, “We are delighted to be showcasing the Optimus Charging solution at the CCA Mobile Carriers Show alongside leading innovators within the industry. Having delivered the Optimus solution to leading operators around the world, we are looking forward to supporting more carriers in the US to gain a competitive edge as we continue to expand our digital transformation solutions in the US and LATAM.” Neural Technologies’ Revenue Protection portfolio will be showcased alongside the Optimus platform, which has been adopted globally by leading operators to enable Digital Transformation and improve Fraud Management (FMS) and enhanced Customer Experience (CX).
Genesis Launches Next-Generation G.fast-Based Products
Genesis Technical Systems Corp. (Genesis), a leading provider of innovative, transformational broadband technology, in collaboration with global technology leader Broadcom Inc. (Broadcom), has today launched its next-generation G.fast product portfolio, significantly extending the reach of G.fast and removing the need for expensive fiber deployment. The new Genesis GSLAM® and GDPU® products pave the way for the global rollout of commercial products incorporating Broadcom’s new BCM65450 chipset. They allow carriers to extend G.fast far beyond its usual reach limit of a few hundred meters to deliver gigabit speeds to homes and businesses in excess of 1km. A number of North American telecom carriers have already selected the products for commercial trials, starting in March 2020. “We are delighted to be working with Broadcom to launch an innovative and market disruptive product suite that will challenge the perceived bandwidth limits of existing Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology,” said Peter Khoury, Group CEO and General Counsel at Genesis Technical Systems. “Our partnership with Broadcom has resulted in accelerated product development and product features closely aligned to the market’s business challenges. Our broad spectrum of products spanning urban through to long-reach rural deployments, present a compelling business case to carriers in the delivery of cost-effective, non-fiber broadband solutions. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Broadcom to deliver much success for both firms.” The Broadcom next-generation BCM65450 multimode DSL transceivers are the industry’s most advanced and most flexible solution for DSLAM, MDU and DPU deployments. The BCM65450 is a multichannel SoC supporting all widely deployed DSL modes, including VDSL 17a, VDSL 35b, and 212 MHz G.fast. "Broadcom is excited to work with Genesis Technical Systems in the development of their next-generation copper access solutions. Genesis ensures their customers will enjoy all the latest advances in copper access technology, including 2Gbps G.fast and G.fastback, with a suite of innovative solutions built around the recently-introduced BCM65450 family, the most advanced DSL modem silicon on the market,” said Jim McKeon, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Broadcom. The partnership between Genesis and Broadcom has resulted in a suite of innovative Genesis products. Utilizing its patented aggregation technology, Genesis’ Access Service Manager (ASM®) will enable a carrier to boost and extend its G.fast service over fiber and copper circuits, delivering gigabit broadband services to anyone, anywhere. Genesis’ technology bridges the gap between urban and rural areas with distance no longer being the constraining factor in bandwidth delivery. The North American trials will initially target residential, enterprise and MDUs in urban areas, extending G.fast to deliver gigabit speeds to homes and businesses in excess of 1km from the nearest cabinet/node. Additionally, an older MDU building can also benefit from Genesis’ technology by having its CAT-3 infrastructure re-energized to deliver gigabit speeds to all units, without the need to rewire the entire building with fiber. The trials will extend to longer-reach rural areas where Genesis’ patented regeneration technology eliminates the need for further expensive fiber deployment. Genesis rural solutions enable carriers to leverage grants available to them. Telecom regulators worldwide are setting the bar at 25/3 Mbps Downstream/Upstream as a threshold to securing grants, making it difficult for carriers to deliver cost-effective broadband to longer-reach customers where fiber/radio appears to be the only option. Genesis rural product solutions offer the only economically viable alternative, delivering broadband up to gigabit speeds over existing hybrid fiber/copper infrastructure. Genesis deployments are expected to achieve an ROI of 12 months compared to fiber-only deployments which deliver carriers an ROI somewhere in excess of 20 years, depending on take-up.
Schneider Electric named one of the Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for the third year in a row
Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been included in the World’s Most Admired Companies, according to the 2020 list published by Fortune. This year, the company ranks fourth in the electronics industry, +1 position vs 2019. The achievement reflects its growing reputation as an all-round achiever in its industry, pursuing innovation with a strong focus on sustainability and inclusion for all. Fortune’s annual ranking of the World’s Most Admired Companies is based on a survey of U.S. and global Fortune 500 companies posting the highest revenues in their respective industries. To identify the top performers in 52 industries, 3,770 executives, directors and analysts in those industries were asked to rate companies on nine criteria: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services, and global competitiveness. Schneider Electric was highly evaluated in the social responsibility, quality of management and quality of products and services, ranking no.4 for each category in the electronics industry. Olivier Blum, Chief Human Resources Officer, Schneider Electric, commented: “At Schneider Electric, we believe in innovation that has a positive impact on our planet; equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere, and empowering our people to make the most of their energy. To be recognized as a leader in our industry is a reflection of our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and our meaningful purpose that is the common thread that motivates us. We will continue to bring energy and efficiency to enable life, progress and sustainability for all.” Schneider Electric regularly appears in industry rankings aimed at promoting sustainability and inclusion. Recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Schneider Electric was ranked in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations,and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A-List’ for the 7th and 9th consecutive years, respectively. It was also included in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index and in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2020 Report, which assess companies’ success in promoting gender equality and all types of diversity. For Schneider Electric, such recognitions reinforce the company’s strong commitment to an inclusive, empowering culture, and its longstanding efforts to promote sustainability for all.
Schneider Electric included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third year in a row
Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the third year in a row been ranked in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI is open to all companies, from different sectors, and with a market capitalization of more than U.S. $1 billion. Schneider Electric is one of 325 global companies, and one of 16 in the industrial sector, to be ranked. “We are honored to be recognized for the third year in a raw for our efforts to achieve gender equality,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric’s Chairman and CEO. “At Schneider Women, gender equity is a top priority for us. We pride ourselves on nurturing an inclusive culture where women leaders are empowered, enabled and visible in the organization. We have set a goal to reach at least 30% women on every single leadership team. Gender balance is integral to how we conduct business, and we are making it a business priority.” Bloomberg recognizes Schneider Electric’s commitment to gender equality and transparency in reporting Created in 2016, the Bloomberg GEI provides managers and investors with comparative information on gender-equality performance of the world’s biggest companies. Based on a detailed self-disclosure survey on 2018 data, the GEI provides a unique barometer of gender-equality performance as well as transparency in gender reporting and to advancing women globally. And by publicly releasing their gender-related data, Schneider Electric has fortified its commitment to gender equality across 100+ countries it operates. "The 325 companies included in the 2020 GEI have shown their commitment to transparency and demonstrated leadership in gender-related data reporting," said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. "Disclosure of company statistics and practices is an important first step in supporting gender equality globally." Schneider Electric’s strong performance based on concrete achievements The Index includes 75 questions across one of five pillars: Female Leadership & Talent Pipeline, Equal Pay & Gender Pay Parity, Inclusive Culture, Sexual Harassment Policies and Pro-Women Brand. Companies are assigned a score based on both disclosure and data excellence. Schneider Electric scored high in the areas of Inclusive Culture and Pro-Women Brand. This strong performance reflects the company’s numerous initiatives to drive positive change and provide equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere, specifically in: • Strong leadership in building an inclusive workplace culture and advocating for gender equality as a UN Women HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Champion and 100% commitment by our CEO and Country Presidents to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles. • Empowering women through its global policies and practices. As of the end of 2018, the Global Family Leave Policy, has been fully deployed in over 59 countries, covering 75% of our employees, and is on target to reach 100% by 2020. And, the global Pay Equity Framework has been implemented in 50 countries, reaching over 92% of our total workforce, and expected to reach 95% by 2020. • Investing in vocational training of women through the Company ’Access to Energy Training & Entrepreneurship program. Yéyé, the narrator of the Schneider Electric Tomorrow Rising web series is a good illustration. Her ambition is to become a respected engineer. We follow her from the beginning of her training in Lagos, Nigeria, to her diploma. Schneider Electric received other global recognitions for its commitment to Diversity & Inclusion In addition to being included in the GEI, Schneider Electric has received other prestigious recognitions during 2019. The company was ranked in the Top 50 in the Financial Times Diversity Leaders 2020 Report, which assesses companies’ success in promoting all types of diversity, and was listed first in the industrial sector in Equileap’s Gender Equality Report, which accelerates progress towards gender equality in the workplace. Schneider Electric was also ranked in the Top 50 for the Universum’s Diversity & Inclusion Index, which recognizes the most diverse and inclusive employers of the world and awarded with the 2019 Catalyst Award for its bold initiatives to help women to advance their careers.