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|World's First Global "Walkie Talkie"|
Iridium Extreme PTT is the world's first global "walkie-talkie" style service. The novel radio modem functionality and signal processing developed by Iridium makes it possible to establish a connection between designated group members in under two seconds, anywhere on the planet.
"The cellular coverage we all take for granted covers less than 10 percent of the Earth's surface. Iridium Extreme PTT's market is the remaining 90 percent," said Mark Norris, Technical Authority.
|Keys to Designing a Digital Building|
In order to leverage the future-focused capabilities of IoT within digital buildings, strategic planning is vital. Numerous options are available in building and system design, cabling infrastructure, port deployment, and zone cabling. However, there is no one-size-fits-all solution that will work for every system. Network designers, cabling installers, IT managers, and end-users must weigh the pros and cons of multiple network design and infrastructure options.
One option is to build your high-performance networks with Berk-Tek and Leviton, two of the most innovative, reliable, and service-oriented names in the industry. With the combined strength of Berk-Tek cable and Leviton connectivity, you get an unparalleled return on your infrastructure investment.
|Fiber Optic Networks are Key for Upcoming 5G Deployment|
Fiber optic networks are key for the upcoming 5G technology: this was the main message from the recently held "NExsT Telecoms Forum" in New York City. "Creating the Foundation of 5G and IoT" was hosted by Prysmian Group, a world leader in the telecom and energy cable systems industry.
The NExsT event saw the participation of some of the major North American and worldwide telecom operators and independent associations, as well as institutions and regulators. The latest developments in smart cities, 5G, IoT, data centers and FTTx are set to change the world, and the meeting focused around the theme of 5G and related topics such as today's key connectivity, optical fiber and infrastructure issues, what technology, business applications, policies and regulations will need to be in place, product and technology innovation, digital divide and a lot more.
|New or Updated Publications Detail Latest Trends in Communications Technology|
BICSI, the association advancing the information and communications technology (ICT) community, has released updated and new data center publications:
- ANSI/BICSI 002-2019, Data Center Design and Implementation Best Practices
- BICSI 009-2019, Data Center Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
- Essentials of Data Center Projects (EDCP), 1st edition, specialty manual
"These new publications are the product of hundreds of hours of development, testing, knowledge sharing and preparation from a very dedicated group of volunteers and staff members," said BICSI President Jeff Beavers. These releases are the first of multiple updates to BICSI's data center program. Additional updates are scheduled for later this year, including new courses and a new credentialing exam.
|Get Your Trusted ICT Training at the BICSI Learning Academy|
The BICSI Learning Academy is the ICT industry's premier source for global learning and development, providing in-depth training for voice, data and video distribution design and installation, and project management -- at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels. Acquire relevant and timely knowledge and skills, plus earn CECs to maintain your certifications.
|Verizon About to Flip the Switch on 5G|
Verizon says it'll flip the switch this month on a much-hyped, next-generation "5G" phone network. Service will start in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Verizon expects to have 5G in 30 cities this year.
For now, few people will sign on. The offer is available only on unlimited plans, which currently start at $75 for one person or $160 for a family of four without 5G. On family plans, each 5G line would cost $10 extra. And network access will initially work with just one phone, Motorola's Moto Z3, with a special 5G attachment.
|New "Phablet" Combines the Best of Phones and Tablets|
Handheld has introduced the brand new Nautiz X6 rugged phablet (yes, short for phone + tablet).
The Nautiz X6 ultra-rugged Android phablet is a state-of-the-art device that combines the high-visibility functionality of a tablet and the go-anywhere performance of a rugged handheld. Featuring an expansive 6-inch touchscreen display and protected by super-hardened Gorilla Glass, this device is still lightweight and super slim, making it a perfect rugged phablet to easily take anywhere in the workplace.
|Design, Installation and Project Management Training Coming Soon|
You'll have the chance to attend a BICSI class this May or June. BICSI's Bonding & Grounding, Data Center, Distribution Design, Installer/Technician, Outside Plant and Project Management classes are coming to Tampa, FL; Baltimore, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Dallas, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; and Mesa, AZ.