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Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) Launches an Artificial Intelligence Benchmark (TPCx-AI)
The Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) today announced the immediate availability of TPCx-AI, the first industry-standard, vendor-neutral benchmark for measuring real-world, end-to-end AI and ML scenarios and data science use cases. TPCx-AI uses a diverse dataset and was specifically designed to be adaptable across a wide range of scale factors. “The TPCx-AI benchmark is the result of collaboration between talented engineers and researchers at some of today’s leading AI organizations,” said Hamesh Patel, chair of the TPCx-AI committee and principal engineer at Intel Corporation. “It is designed to emulate real-world examples of organizations that use a variety of production ready data science pipelines – including both AI and ML approaches – and is now widely available to anyone who would like to download and run it. We look forward to feedback as industry experts, academics and others interested in benchmarking system performance begin to use it.” TPCx-AI provides a means to evaluate performance for the System Under Test (SUT) as a general-purpose data science system that: 1) Generates and processes large volumes of data 2) Trains preprocessed data to produce realistic machine learning models 3) Conducts accurate insights for real-world customer scenarios based on the generated models 4) Can scale to large scale distributed configurations 5) Allows for flexibility in configuration changes to meet the demands of the dynamic AI landscape Additionally, the benchmark measures end-to-end time to provide insights for individual use cases, as well as throughput metrics to simulate multiuser environments for a given hardware, operating system, and data processing system configuration under a controlled, complex, multi-user AI or machine learning data science workload. And as an “Express” class benchmark, TPCx-AI is an executable kit that can be rapidly deployed and measured. It is designed to provide relevant, objective performance data to industry users and is available for download via the TPC’s Web site via the following URL: http://tpc.org/tpcx-ai/default5.asp Organizations interested in contributing to the TPC’s benchmark development process are also encouraged to become members, and additional information is available via the following URL: http://tpc.org/information/about/join5.asp TPC members that contributed to the development of TPCx-AI include: Cisco, Dell, HPE, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, TTA, and VMware.
Sumitomo is investing in the future of systemic drive solutions
After a year in construction Sumitomo (SHI) Cyclo Drive Germany has moved into its new Global Research & Development (R&D) Centre at its headquarters in Markt Indersdorf. With this move the drive specialist took a further strategic step in the direction of becoming a system provider. The company, which operates under the brand name “Sumitomo Drive Technologies”, has invested a total of around €5.5M in this ambitious project for good reason as Sumitomo are specifically seeking geographical proximity to innovative European industrial customers. Application specific customer requirements can now be fully evaluated on site, in Markt Indersdorf, which makes the entire development process faster, more flexible and more efficient. The Global R&D centre and the previous local development departments will work with synergy and departmental collaboration. The design and development team of currently 16 people, who are headed by Mike Wandersee, moved into the ground floor of the building and take care of quotation and order processing of the individual product together with an outlook on local series development. Mike Wandersee, who was also the building project manager, states "The increasing customer demand for customised solutions pushed us to the limits in our previous premises. With the new building, we now have enough space and all the possibilities to be able to meet the most diverse customer requirements in even greater detail. We are glad that the parent company keeps a close eye on global market developments, appreciates our expertise, understands the European perspective and supports our investment in ambitious research and development." Viel Platz für Technologie und Innovation. - Plenty of space for technology and innovation The new building houses the laboratory and test areas which, at 900sqm, has tripled the capacity. The office space has also increased in capacity doubling in size to 800sqm. The new space allows products to be prepared, assembled, disassembled and analysed in the high rise factory hall. There is also a new test area where the service life of individual gearboxes/gear components/motors can be examined and subject to various tests, e.g. stress Testes & verifying gearbox technical properties. There have also been four new rooms created for one of Sumitomo’s core businesses: Centrifugal gearboxes. These are equipped with the latest technological equipment together with carnage and air conditioning allowing full test and evaluation to be carried out. They meet all the requirements for test quality, test safety and above all occupational safety; after all, the high energy systems rotate at high speed and any noise emissions or vibrations are kept well away from other work areas. - Europe's industrial customers want system solutions The R&D department, which is located on the first floor, reflects the company’s decision to act as a ‘System Solution’ provider from Europe for Europe and globally. Sebastian market, Department Manager Global R&D Servo Drive Systems states “In Europe there is a greater willingness to innovate and where it is increasingly necessary to think ahead and set trends. European industrial customers are interested in innovation and are increasingly looking for system suppliers. In addition to the classic component business, which remains the core for us, the demand for more convenience is growing. Companies, especially machine builders, are looking to purchase complete systems that in turn can be integrated quickly and flexibly into their overall solution.” Sumitomo are also seeing new customers in new industries emerging from the field of Robotics, Sumitomo already offer a wide variety of precision gearboxes and motor-gearbox combinations for this booming market. Innovative solutions, such as Actuators that can be configured for any application are being developed in the new R&D centre. Sebastian Market says “True innovation also means having the courage to take risks in development. We do not just want to do what everyone else does, just differently, we want to research and develop unconventional and unique solutions. Our core theme in the Global R&D Centre is consistent innovation.” In the future Sumitomo will further expand the possibilities of customisation through customer oriented modular solutions. As a result it will no longer be necessary to adapt individual components to suit. Instead the complete modular system can be configured in line with the application requirements, with the major gains being a significant increase in efficiency throughout production. In order to establish itself as a (global) system solution provider Sumitomo has, in recent years, successively sought strategic partners in Europe, these include:- The industrial gearbox specialists Hansen Transmissions; The controls experts Invertec Drives; The motor manufacturer Lafert Group; and the Spanish SIT (Sociedad Industrial de Transmissions SA) a renowned service and drive component specialist. The result is the ability to act in an interdisciplinary manner, use synergies and develop excellent products from them. Although the focus is on Europe, global communication is being strengthened, which is what the Global R&D Centre in Markt Indersdorf stands for. Sebastian Markert's team is currently expanding, but the working conditions will certainly make the drive specialist even more attractive, thus, securing jobs in the long term.
Cobalt Iron Announces API Integration With ServiceNow
Cobalt Iron Inc., a leading provider of SaaS-based enterprise data protection, today announced a new user-configurable API integration with ServiceNow. The new integration means that the Cobalt Iron Compass® enterprise SaaS backup platform now communicates directly with ServiceNow's digital workflow platform, leading to a more efficient issue-resolution workflow for companies that use ServiceNow formatted services. Backup, archive, and restore events occur on a scheduled and/or manual (ad hoc) basis within Compass. The ServiceNow API integration allows those event details to be sent to ServiceNow products without any intermediary messaging service setup. Backup management administrators can work more efficiently with customizable control over the backup, recovery, and restoration of event messages being delivered to their ServiceNow products directly via the ServiceNow API. Event data was, and may continue to be, communicated to ServiceNow via SNMP or SMTP messaging services from within the Compass Commander GUI. "We created the API integration with ServiceNow not only in response to customer demand, but as part of our promise to improve ease of use continually for industry backup admins," said Paul Linder, product development manager at Cobalt Iron. "With this API integration, backup admins simply enter the service configuration into Compass Commander as a target, and event notifications will be sent." The new ServiceNow API integration is native to Compass and is available immediately. Customers may configure their event notifications to be sent to the ServiceNow API today.
1Tennessee Decreases Time-to-market to Cost-Effectively Deliver Advanced Streaming Solution to its Subscribers
NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, today announced that 1Tennessee, a Tennessee-based local broadband, TV and telephone service provider, selected NAGRA to deliver its powerful new IP-based multiscreen video service. Leveraging NAGRA’s cost-effective integrated streaming solution to significantly decrease time-to-market, 1Tennessee is now delivering all the benefits of a tier-1 streaming service to its subscribers, without the hefty price tag. Powered by NAGRA’s OpenTV Video Platform, the integrated solution includes Harmonic’s cloud video solution, a pre-integrated CRM system from GLDS and Jackson Energy Authority’s E+ Premier. This partnership enables 1Tennessee to implement a powerful offering that meets consumers' demand for a broad range of content and streaming services delivered through a single, engaging and branded app. With NAGRA, 1Tennessee is delivering a streaming solution that can drive engagement, retention and revenue, while helping to grow both video and broadband subscriber reach. “As an industry pioneer, NAGRA is delivering a superior and proven alternative to other less-than-optimal industry options, making them the clear and trusted choice for us to deliver innovative entertainment experiences to our subscribers,” said John Warmath, President at 1Tennessee. “The collective partnership of NAGRA, Harmonic, Jackson Energy Authority and GLDS has enabled us to rapidly activate and automate operations through a powerful, user-centric management platform that was up and running in weeks – not months – which was essential as we transitioned off the MobiTV platform.” Jackson Energy Authority’s E+ Premier content distribution service is powered by the NAGRA OpenTV Video Platform and Harmonic’s VOS®360 cloud streaming solution for video packaging and CDN capabilities. GLDS provides 1Tennessee a pre-integrated CRM system allowing it to offer this ideal entertainment offering to subscribers with the added convenience of one bill. The versatile new service enables 1Tennessee to use its headend to deliver advanced video subscription services to its consumers. "NAGRA brings a unique opportunity to empower service providers, like 1Tennessee, with advanced media and entertainment services for their subscribers in record time,” said Xavier Fustagueras, SVP Americas for NAGRA. “This further demonstrates the ability of our partnerships to power the ambitions of service providers of any size with national content and a hyper-local approach. By offering our solution 'as-a-service,' with no costly up-front investments in hardware or transcoding, we lower the barrier and deliver freedom of choice for operators to deliver IP-streaming services under their own terms." 1Tennessee seamlessly converted MobiTV subscribers to the integrated solution with the partnership of GLDS. NAGRA’s OpenTV Video Platform provides 1Tennessee with the speed, efficiency and flexibility required to allow the service provider to drive revenue growth by automating operations through a powerful, user-centric management platform. 1Tennesee is now offering a first-class user interface with discovery, voice, search, and recommendations that can optimize the customer experience against local requirements and provide a premium content offering for subscribers through content rights partnership with Jackson Energy Authority. At launch, service to consumers will be available through FireTV Stick devices, with set-to boxes as an available option.
BRP Selects Akeneo to Rev Up the Powersports Product Experience
BRP, a global leader in the world of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems, today announced its selection of Akeneo’s product experience management (PXM) platform to drive digital transformation, increase customer lifetime value, and boost the brand’s net promoter score (NPS). Akeneo will play a pivotal role in accelerating BRP’s growth plan. Akeneo’s PXM solutions will deliver brand consistency across BRP’s portfolio of websites, which include 10 main eCommerce sites, numerous build-your-own sub-sites, and a corporate online hub. Akeneo will also deliver a unified product information architecture to break down internal silos, allowing BRP to replace numerous disparate product-data spreadsheets with a single integrated software solution for the entire company. Built using Magento, and with the support of Accenture as digital consultant and O2 Web as the systems integrator, BRP’s eCommerce network handles thousands of SKUs and many product combinations, including countless options to configure colors, engines, accessories, gears, and more. Akeneo will empower BRP to improve the customer experience across all touch-points, enabling customers to build their own orders but still enjoy a streamlined, consistent experience with dealers. BRP will also benefit from Akeneo’s recent PXM Studio launch, with new tools to support its complex business needs, and Akeneo Onboarder, which enables businesses to strengthen collaborative relationships with external suppliers and rapidly integrate up-to-date product information into their Akeneo PIM deployment.
BEE adds a new visual builder to its Plugin product line
BEE, a business unit of Growens, releases a new visual builder to its Plugin product line. The embeddable popup builder offers no-code, drag & drop design capabilities for marketers to easily create popups for their digital campaigns. Popup Builder is the third digital content type that BEE has introduced. The over 600 SaaS applications that have adopted BEE Plugin can now provide their users with a single design interface for emails, landing pages and popups. Popups are becoming increasingly necessary for businesses to compete and drive customer acquisition, retention and conversion rates. Businesses that implement popups as part of their digital marketing strategy benefit from growing email lists, staying in touch with customers, increasing social media following, and driving online sales. BEE Plugin’s new popup builder can be fully embedded into any SaaS application in under 30 days. The result is a new product offer or feature that users immediately adopt due to an intuitive interface. “We are very excited about the launch of this new builder because we now provide, with a single subscription, the tools that cover the main design needs for creating online campaigns. Our clients can now provide an excellent and consistent content design experience for creating emails, landing pages, and popups. Their users no longer have to learn 3 different tools and can reuse their content across the 3 builders. It also makes life easier for our customers who don’t need to worry about maintaining multiple tools and the associated costs.” Guillermo Padilla, Head of Product “More and more SaaS applications embed BEE Plugin because it helps them deliver a fantastic user experience to their customers, while going to market much faster than if they developed their own content design tools. We are really thrilled to see adoption across many industries, including 40% of the companies in Gartner’s 2021 Quadrant for Multichannel Marketing Platforms.” said Massimo Arrigoni, CEO at BEE.
Synchronoss Personal Cloud Solution Selected for Integration into Japan’s Kitamura Online and Retail Channels
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging and digital solutions, today announced that Kitamura, a Japanese multimedia retailer, has selected the Synchronoss Personal Cloud solution for integration into its online and retail channel. The addition of personal cloud will give Kitamura’s online and retail customers the ability to back up and manage their valuable digital content, including photos and videos, from any device. Kitamura is one of Japan’s leading retailers offering image-related services and products, including cameras, photo printing, video dubbing, photo studio, photo books and so on. The retailer has over 1,000 retail locations across the country with over 20 million paying visitors each year and approximately 10 million consumers registered in its online services. Through this integration, Kitamura will be able to provide seamless online and retail experience with the new white-label personal cloud offering. “We are excited to be partnering with Synchronoss to integrate its personal cloud solutions across our online and retail channels,” said Hajime Yanagisawa, Managing Executive Officer, Kitamura. “We have always been committed to bringing customers’ memories to life through the medium of photography, and this cloud offering is the next step in not only enabling our customers to enjoy their memories but to also store, organize and manage them safely and securely. We’re looking forward to bringing this new service to our customers as we continue our journey towards digitizing our offering.” Synchronoss’ white-label personal cloud has been adopted by mobile operators and other companies across the globe. The solution gives their customers a safe, secure cloud experience and the ability to store and sync digital content – a key to building brand loyalty and customer satisfaction in an increasingly online world. It also delivers to those organizations the flexibility to quickly add additional value-added services that strengthen the bottom line. Anthony Socci, President of Synchronoss International, said he is delighted to be working with Kitamura on its new cloud offering. “This cloud solution will be instrumental to Kitamura as it increases its digital touchpoints and seeks to create new revenue streams beyond its traditional printing and camera retail business. We look forward to collaborating with Kitamura as it brings new, innovative services to its customers,” he said. To learn more about Synchronoss cloud solutions, visit synchronoss.com/solutions/cloud
Symphony acquires StreetLinx to offer the most complete and secure verified identity directory in financial services
Symphony- the leading markets’ infrastructure and technology platform - will now offer the most complete and secure verified directory in the financial services industry as it has acquired the counterparty mapping platform StreetLinx. This acquisition adds over 200 institutional counterparties to the more than 1000 institutions already served by Symphony. “As we accelerate from directory to identity solutions, Streetlinx brings Symphony a full spectrum of identity-verified investment professionals, including portfolio managers, traders, research analysts and sales teams that will enrich Symphony’s already established and active community of over half a million financial professionals. We are proud to continue to add value to our user community and the industry as a whole”, said Symphony CEO Brad Levy. A secure, enriched and up to date verified directory is a key tool in markets as it increases efficiency and reduces risk across the board. Integrations between the Symphony and StreetLinx platforms are already being deployed, enabling enhanced directory information, entitlement based connections and content distribution across trusted counterparties. The combined solution brings standardization and entitlements to allow professionals to seamlessly connect with the right counterparty, person or platform. StreetLinx CEO Gary Godshaw explained: “We founded StreetLinx to modernize the exchange of organizational data and drive better connectivity between counterparties. While we knew the pain points well, it was really our clients who have led and shaped the solution since day one. Joining Symphony is a perfect fit for StreetLinx’s clients and for us as a team. Our combined offering will expand the scope of applications and increase the breadth of use cases for our users from front to back office. We are thrilled to be joining such a strong brand and culture. This deal simply formalizes what has felt like a partnership from the start.” Levy has previously shared that Symphony would buy, partner with, or acquire strategic assets for the company and the industry. Symphony acquired the trader voice and electronic communication company Cloud 9 Technologies in June, positioning the company to take the lead in front office communications with new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The company also announced in July it had chosen Google Cloud as its primary cloud provider and would be migrating its platform in the coming year. Marlin & Associates and Goodwin Procter LLP were financial and legal advisers, respectively, to Symphony, while Broadhaven Capital Partners and Goodwin Procter LLP were financial and legal advisers, respectively, to Streetlinx in this transaction. Financial details of this transaction have not been disclosed.
ScheduleIQ optimizes scheduling meetings around people and how they work best
Team Huddle, an AI-powered tech company focused on the future of work, is tackling a major problem we all face: ineffective meetings. To solve this, its platform positions people to do their best work by prioritizing their unique schedules and preferences, which will improve business performance and productivity. By putting people first, Team Huddle equips users with a solution that helps them do better in both their professional and personal lives. Today Team Huddle announced the public beta launch of ScheduleIQ, the world’s first scheduling platform built around people and how they work best. Compatible with Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook on desktop and mobile, Team Huddle meets workers where they are to reform meetings, improve business and personal productivity, and promote well-being. Team Huddle’s ScheduleIQ is now available for public user access https://www.scheduleiq.io/ ScheduleIQ isn’t about identifying when you’re available, it’s about identifying the best time for you. Its intelligent people-centric features include: 1. A quick and simple onboarding: Leverages information such as employment type and personal preferences to help set up a personally optimized scheduling system. 2. ScheduleScore™: Measures work-life balance, burnout meter and more, so people can track their progress in real-time and compare their schedule to others. 3. SmartScheduler™: Eliminates the back-and-forth of email scheduling and finds the optimal time for any meeting in seconds by analyzing meeting data to provide intelligent recommendations. “At Team Huddle, we believe that people shouldn’t be holding meetings for the sake of holding meetings. Time is a precious resource that we always want more of, so we need to use it effectively,” said Rob Smith, founder at Team Huddle. “Meetings should be enhancers, not inhibitors to our work productivity. There are plenty of tools out there to hold more meetings, but now people need solutions to hold meetings that actually empower them to collaborate productively and deliver high-quality work, so they can enjoy a healthy work-life balance.” “Team Huddle is tackling a universal meeting problem, which is agnostic of industry, company stage and size” said Karl Alomar, managing partner at M13. “It isn’t typical that we invest this early in a startup, but we see their platform is rife with potential to solve a persistent problem. We’re excited to see how Team Huddle will transform the way we meet and work.” Following the launch of ScheduleIQ, Team Huddle plans to release more features and tools during 2021 that streamline the meeting process, including meeting format templates, role assignments, automated agendas, time and content trackers, and collaborative note-taking.
Digital Nirvana Launches New Metadata Automation Platform for Avid Interplay
Digital Nirvana, a provider of leading-edge media monitoring and metadata generation services, today announced MetadataIQ, a new metadata automation tool for content producers using the Avid media platform. A secure and scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, MetadataIQ offers off-the-shelf integration with Avid Interplay™ to automate the end-to-end process of generating speech-to-text and video intelligence metadata for Avid-based assets while automatically submitting media for transcription, captioning, and translations from within the existing workflow. MetadataIQ allows operators to create and ingest different types of metadata — including speech-to-text, facial recognition, OCR, logos, and objects, each with customizable marker durations and color codes for easy identification — that can be accessed via the Avid MediaCentral™ environment. Editors simply type a search term within Interplay or MediaCentral, identify the relevant clip, and start creating content. For VOD and content repurposing, video intelligence metadata aids in product placement/replacement and accurately identifying ad spots. The platform is the first to offer on-premises transcoding and intelligent extraction of audio files to generate speech-to-text transcripts. Users aren't required to create a low-res proxy or manually import files into Avid MediaCentral. MetadataIQ automatically generates speech-to-text transcripts for file-based assets in addition to streaming speech-to-text transcripts from growing audio assets in real time. Operators have the option of sending transcripts to Digital Nirvana's processing centers for high-quality, human-curated output, which is returned within Interplay. MetadataIQ integrates directly with the company's Trance platform for the generation of transcripts, captions, and translations in all industry-supported formats. In-house teams can submit files directly from their existing workflow and receive the output as sidecar files or ingest them directly back into Interplay as markers. "By delivering complete automation over the generation and ingestion of relevant metadata as locators into Avid, MetadataIQ helps editors accurately identify relevant content to save time and effort. For example, we've had users report that the process of creating new content has been reduced from 15 hours to two hours," said Hiren Hindocha, CEO, Digital Nirvana. "In addition, our platform replaces several traditional manual processes — from creating low-res proxies to submitting files to third parties for transcripts, captions, and translations — to increase the efficiency of production, preproduction, and live content creation processes." The MetadataIQ software can be installed on-site on a dedicated server or virtual machine with Digital Nirvana providing complete support for deployment. More information about Digital Nirvana and its products and services is available at www.digital-nirvana.com
QNAP Launches 16-bay TL-R1620Sdc Dual-controller SAS 12Gb/s JBOD
QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, and storage solutions innovator, today released the 3U 16-bay TL-R1620Sdc dual-controller SAS 12Gb/s storage expansion unit. Supporting 12Gbps SAS, Broadcom® SAS DataBolt™ bandwidth optimization technology, and a dual path mini-SAS design with redundant power supply, enterprises can benefit from optimal performance and enhanced system reliability. Up to seven TL-R1620Sdc units can be daisy-chained to expand the capacity of dual-controller QNAP NAS and Windows® Servers, providing scalability and high reliability for mission-critical storage of file servers, virtualization, surveillance, medium-sized data centers, multimedia, and more. “For mission-critical enterprise environments, we recommend using a dual-controller NAS with dual-controller TL-R1620Sdc JBOD units to establish a reliable IT base with future-proof scalability”, said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The dual-path architecture ensures failure resistance to fulfill uninterrupted mission-critical enterprise tasks and continuous business services.” The TL-R1620Sdc uses a low-power SAS Expander and both controllers have three Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) ports. Each SAS wide port combines four SAS 12Gb/s channels for up to 48Gbps bandwidth. The space-efficient short depth design makes it easy to install in standard or small server racks. The TL-R1620Sdc can accommodate sixteen 12Gb/s or 6Gb/s SAS drives and supports QNAP’s QDA-SA2 adapter for installing 2.5-inch SATA drives that can share SAS dual-port advantages, providing businesses with a cost-effective option for storage expansion in fault-tolerant storage environments. The TL-R1620Sdc can be used with QES-based dual-controller QNAP NAS and managed using the Storage Manager for JBOD storage management, such as setting RAID groups, storage pools and snapshots. The host NAS storage capacity can easily grow with business needs to accommodate massive data or backup files. Host Windows® servers with SAS HBA PCIe cards can connect to the TL-R1620Sdc and configure S2D (Storage Space Direct) failover clusters to enable scaling compute/workload capabilities. The QNAP JBOD Manager (Available from Q3 2021) allows Windows® users to manage and monitor the TL-R1620Sdc, while advanced users can connect using the RJ45 Console Port and use the command line interface (CLI). [TL-R1620Sdc Key Specifications] 3U rackmount, 16x hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps hard drives or SSDs, 550W redundant power supply, 3x 12 GB/s SAS 3.0 (x4 Lane) Mini-SAS HD (SFF-8644) wide ports for each controller, 2x mini-SAS cables are included in the package The dual-controller TL-R1620Sdc expansion unit is backed by a 5-year warranty. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com
TIE Kinetix Announces FLOW Platform Summer Release 2021
TIE Kinetix, the leader in 100% supply chain digitalization, announced the summer release of its FLOW Partner Automation platform today. Optional custom-configured dashboard widgets for controlled user notifications and relevant document exchange data provide actionable insights while additional two-factor authentication capabilities via SMS and Google Authenticator strengthen platform security. In addition, various localization and functional improvements significantly enhance user experience. FLOW is continuously optimized to meet the diverse and sophisticated needs of TIE Kinetix customers. Once defined and configured, the new document exchange widget helps FLOW users to identify when a specific action is necessary. This can improve response times and help users to make informed decisions in line with their goals. A new notifications widget is also available for all users with the option for FLOW admins to configure filtered notifications for trading partner users. In either case, the notifications widget (when enabled) provides users with a clear overview of activities that may require attention. “Document exchange volume is increasing for our customers year over year, and they need easy access to the data that matters most to them,” says Jan Sundelin, CEO, TIE Kinetix. “With our new custom-configured widget for document exchange, we’re providing our customers with relevant, actionable data directly on their FLOW dashboard. This saves our customers a lot of time and helps them to stay focused on the bigger picture.” In addition to new dashboard widgets, two-factor authentication via SMS is now able to be configured on its own or in addition to Google Authenticator. FLOW admins also have the option to enforce two-factor authentication for all of their users to further protect user and company data. It is also important to note the following FLOW upgrades: Password reset links expire after 24 hours Option to configure preferred date and time format for document tracking Ability to download documents exchanged in bulk via ZIP files Ability to filter documents by multiple partners for documents exchanged Additional localization improvements for email templates, notifications, user settings, and more The FLOW Partner Automation Summer Release 2021 consists of developments and improvements for the entire FLOW platform and various modules. All new features and functionalities are immediately available to all TIE Kinetix customers. For a detailed overview of the improvements, please visit: https://tiekinetix.com/release-notes
QNAP Launches the QSW-M2116P-2T2S 2.5GbE/10GbE PoE++ L2 Managed Switch with 10GbE SFP+ Fiber, Accelerating Wi-Fi 6 deployment
QNAP® Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solutions innovator, today released the QSW-M2116P-2T2S PoE++ L2 Managed Switch. With sixteen 30-watt 2.5GbE PoE+ ports, two 90-watt 10GbE PoE++ port and two 10GbE SFP+ ports, the QSW-M2116P-2T2S empowers next-generation ultra-high-speed and high-power Wi-Fi 6 applications. Featuring the user-friendly QSS operating system with intelligent PoE management and Layer 2 management, the QSW-M2116P-2T2S enables central management over many high-power devices (PDs), such as wireless APs, 4K IP cameras and digital signage, providing small businesses a cost-optimized and centrally managed LAN deployment solution. “Wi-Fi 6 opens many opportunities for businesses, and QNAP’s 90-watt 10GbE PoE++ Managed Switch supports Multi-Gigabit PoE for Wi-Fi 6 APs and other powered devices, providing high-speed network infrastructure for smart hotels, smart retail, and digital offices.” said Frank Liao, QNAP Product Manager. The QSW-M2116P-2T2S has two 90-watt 10GbE ports and sixteen 30-watt 2.5GbE ports PoE, compliant with the IEEE 802.3bt PoE++ and IEEE 802.3at PoE+ standards, and capable of supplying up to a total 280 watts to various high-powered devices (PDs). The two 10GbE PoE and sixteen 2.5GbE PoE ports are compatible with NBASE-T technologies that support five networking speeds (10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps and 100Mbps) or three networking speeds (2.5Gbps, 1Gbps and 100Mbps), allowing administrators to add PoE capabilities with existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. The QSW-M2116P-2T2S also has two SFP+ ports that serve as uplink ports to core networks, helping to accelerate ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi 6 deployment. The QSW-M2116P-2T2S uses the QNAP Switch System (QSS) and features intelligent PoE management functions (including scheduling, power supply prioritization, and power enabling/disabling) that allow IT staff to efficiently control powered devices via a user-friendly Web GUI. The QSW-M2116P-2T2S provides Layer 2 management functions (including LACP, VLAN, QoS and IGMP Snooping) for efficient network bandwidth control and enhanced network security. QSW-M2116P-2T2S Key Specifications QSW-M2116P-2T2S: 20 ports (2 x RJ45 10GbE 802.3bt 90-watt PoE ports, 16 x RJ45 2.5GbE 802.3at 30-watt PoE ports, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ ports), compliant with IEEE 802.3x and IEEE 802.3az; Auto Negotiation; compatible with 2.5GbE, 10GbE and NBASE-T technologies to support three network speeds (2.5Gbps, 1Gbps, and 100Mbps) and five network speeds (10Gbps, 5Gbps, 2.5Gbps, 1Gbps, and 100Mbps) For more information and to view the full QNAP lineup, please visit www.qnap.com
SchemaHero Announces Support for CockroachDB
SchemaHero today announced support for CockroachDB, making it easier for developers to deploy schema updates to the popular database. Written as both a CLI utility and a Kubernetes Operator, SchemaHero makes database schemas declarative, eliminates the task of creating and managing sequenced migration scripts, and is compatible with all environments in which an application is running. “Managing schemas and migrations is hard,” said Marc Campbell, Replicated co-founder and CTO. “Developers spend hours and sometimes days writing migration scripts. They periodically ‘rebase’ the migrations into a single, flat base. But when upgrading a database version, some of the previous migrations might not be valid. Or when shipping a version to an on-prem customer, it’s a slow and brittle process.” SchemaHero solves the migration challenge and can deploy schema updates for CockroachDB databases, whether the database is in the cluster or external. The tool also supports writing a YAML-defined schema and deploying it to the SchemaHero operator, after which the operator can query the current CockroachDB schema, determine the changes necessary, and generate CockroachDB-compatible migration scripts for developers to approve and apply. CockroachDB scales horizontally very quickly and easily. It offers fully-distributed ACID transactions, zero-downtime schema changes, and support for secondary indexes and foreign keys. CockroachDB provides scale without sacrificing SQL functionality. It also supports JSON datatype to store NoSQL data.
Blustream Multifunction 4K Presentation Switch Simplifies Meeting Spaces
Blustream is now shipping the new AMF41W 4K Advanced Wireless Presentation Switch. This all-in-one switch simplifies content sharing in meeting spaces and is ideal for boardrooms, conference rooms, huddle rooms, and classrooms. The AMF41W is the ultimate BYOD solution for wireless presentation, including AirPlay and Miracast from computers and mobile devices. It features an onboard WiFi hotspot that eliminates the complexity of setting up guest wireless networks and boasts a multi-viewing capability with configurable screen layouts, support for seven concurrent video signals, and more. "The conferencing space and classroom has become one of the most robust AV environments, requiring unheard of levels of flexibility and scalability," said Martyn Shirley, General Manager for Blustream. "For the AMF41W, we created a solution packed with options to intuitively support meeting participants in whatever manner and device they choose to work with. It's the ultimate BYOD workhorse." The AMF41W is an advanced 4K multi-format presentation switch featuring four HDMI, AirPlay and Miracast inputs to a single HDMI output that supports resolutions up to 4K UHD 60Hz 4:2:0/4K 30Hz 4:4:4. It features localized 2.4/5GHz Wi-Fi hotspot, seamless switching, multiview presentation, video scaling, and a web GUI for simple control and configuration. The AMF41W includes auto display control via RS-232, manual, or automated source selection, and control via front panel, RS-232, and TCP/IP. The AMF41W 4K Advanced Wireless Presentation Switch is now shipping worldwide. For more information, visit: Australia: https://www.blustream.com.au/amf41w UK and EU: https://www.blustream.co.uk/amf41w United States: https://www.blustream-us.com/amf41w
New Plugin updates from BEE give its SaaS Customers a more powerful content creation builder
BEE, a business unit of Growens and premier digital content design platform, has released a set of product updates to its embeddable visual builder for SaaS companies (BEE Plugin) furthering BEE’s mission of content design democratization. In 2020, BEE released several product updates for the Plugin including: Landing Page builder: users can build both emails and pages, with the same user experience Custom add-ons: Development teams can build their own content blocks into the editor Commenting: Users can provide content block-specific comments Co-editing: Allows for Google Docs-style real-time collaboration Advanced permissions: Gives Product teams complete freedom in showing & hiding features and UI elements to different end users Over the course of 2021, BEE has continued to enhance its Plugin product, most recently releasing updates for: Mobile Design Mode: which saves lots of time by allowing content design directly in mobile view, a game-changer for mobile-first campaigns. Improved text editor: which makes it easier and faster to work with text within an email or a page, including when copying & pasting from other apps In the coming months, BEE will unveil a new digital content type to add to the portfolio that sets the stage for an All-in-One offering of content builders for SaaS. BEE Plugin is embedded in over 600 SaaS applications who have customer communication and ecommerce as part of their core offerings. While the spectrum is broad, many of these customers fall into the category of email sending platforms, CRM platforms as well as Marketing Automation platforms. Customers like Iterable, BlueShift, Customer.io, and Samba.ai have chosen BEE Plugin as their digital content builder because of the ease of integration into their application tech stack and the benefits that come with BEE’s focus on continued feature development. These are features that each customer chooses when to make available to their end user. The features are powerful and speak for themselves, but the value of buying a third party product like Plugin instead of developing one like it is the golden nugget. The logic is clear - you can integrate Plugin under 30 days for a fraction of the time and cost it would take to build in-house, which is roughly 18-24 months and a $1.5-2.5M price tag. "There were around 4.4 million sessions of our visual builder across hundreds of SaaS applications last month, which is truly exciting," said Massimo, CEO of BEE. "As the need for designing high-conversion, mobile-ready emails and pages grows bigger across industries and across roles within an organization, we are thrilled to help companies not have to worry about that piece of the equation. For example, we have many SaaS applications in the talent acquisition & engagement industry as customers: is email & page design their core? No. Do they need a great tool for that? Yes. So it’s a clear win-win: they can double-down on their core value, and we grow fast by filling a need they would otherwise struggle to address." BEE leans heavily into its vision to democratize content design through no-code tools that empower users to quickly create content that resonates. BEE Plugin is the conduit that offers its SaaS customers the ability to pass this vision on to their customer base.
TYAN to Bring AI and HPC Optimized Server Platforms at ISC 2021
TYAN®, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation subsidiary, continues its strong presence at ISC 2021 and joins the “#ISC21” platform from June 24th to July 2nd to exhibit its latest AI and HPC server platforms for data centers and enterprises. “Digital transformation has accelerated the increasing amount of data created and consumed. Data centers need to evolve and respond to the global digital economy by incorporating technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning”, said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation's Server Infrastructure Business Unit. “TYAN’s AI and HPC server platforms built upon AMD EPYC™ 7003 Series processors and 3rd Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors enable to address IT requirements for system advancements in compute, storage and connectivity.” - Accelerate HPC and deep learning workloads with 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors Powered by 3rd Gen AMD EPYC processors, the Transport HX TN83-B8251 is a 2U dual-socket server with 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, two half-height, half-length PCIe 4.0 x16 expansion slots for high-speed networking cards, and eight 3.5-inch SATA/NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive bays. The platform supports up to four double-width GPU cards that can be easily scaled out to improve HPC and deep learning performance. The Transport HX TS75-B8252 and Transport HX TS75A-B8252 are 2U dual-socket server platforms optimized for virtualization applications with support for 32 DIMM slots and up to nine PCIe 4.0 slots. The TS75-B8252 accommodates twelve hot-swap, tool-less 3.5-inch SATA drive bays with up to four NVMe U.2 support. The TS75A-B8252 accommodates 26 hot-swap, tool-less 2.5-inch SATA drive bays with up to eight NVMe U.2 ports. The Transport HX FT65T-B8030is a 4U convertible tower server platform designed for cost-effective HPC applications. The system supports a single AMD EPYC 7003 Series processor, eight DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, eight 3.5-inch SATA, and two NVMe U.2 hot-swap, tool-less drive bays. The FT65T-B8030 supports four double-width PCIe 4.0 x16 slots for GPUs to accelerate HPC applications. - Enhance AI performance with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors Fueled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI acceleration, the Tempest HX S7120 is a mainstream server motherboard in SSI EEB (12" x 13.1") form factor, and the Tempest HX S5642 is a standard server motherboard in SSI CEB (12" x 10.6") form factor. The S7120 supports dual processors, 16 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, dual 10GbE or GbE onboard network connections, three PCIe Gen4 x16 and two NVMe M.2 slots. The HX S5642 is equipped with a single processor, 8 DDR4-3200 DIMM slots, two 10GbE and one GbE LAN ports, three PCIe Gen4 x16 and two NVMe M.2 slots. TYAN’s Thunder SX TS65-B7120 is a self-contained system ideal for AI inference applications. The 2U dual-socket system features 16 DDR4 DIMM slots, five standard PCIe 4.0 slots, twelve front 3.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays with up to four NVMe U.2 support, and two rear 2.5-inch tool-less SATA drive bays for boot drive deployment. The Thunder HX FT83A-B7129 is a 4U supercomputer supporting up to ten high-performance GPU cards. Powered by dual 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and 32 DDR4 DIMMs, the FT83A-B7129 platform provides outstanding heterogeneous computing power for a variety of GPU-based scientific high performance computing, AI training, inference, and deep learning applications. The system offers twelve 3.5-inch tool-less drive bays with up to four NVMe U.2 devices support. Please visit https://www.tyan.com/EN/campaign/ISC21/ for more product information. Visit the “TYAN booth” at ISC21 Digital: https://bit.ly/2TeNJx8