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Image - BICSI to Host In-Person and Virtual Fall Conference & Exhibition in VegasBICSI to Host In-Person and Virtual Fall Conference & Exhibition in Vegas


BICSI is in full-throttle mode registering enterprising professionals for its Fall Hybrid Conference & Exhibition, an unprecedented industry event to be held August 22-26 at The Venetian Resort/Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Information and communications technology (ICT) professionals from around the world will gather in person in Las Vegas or online via a virtual platform.


This year's conference includes more than 35 industry leading presentations covering all areas of ICT including: smart cities, intelligent buildings, Internet of Things (IoT), Power over Ethernet (PoE), data centers, audiovisual technologies, optical fiber, passive optical networks (PON), wireless, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and more.


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Image - Smart Switch Achieves Network Interoperability and Integration Faster than EverSmart Switch Achieves Network Interoperability and Integration Faster than Ever


Moxa has added the SDS-3016 Series of industrial smart Ethernet switches to its product family. The new SDS-3016 sports: Gigabit uplink, eight additional ports, and an easy-to-configure Industrial Automation (IA)-profile that allows automation engineers to quickly process the increasing amounts of data generated within smart manufacturing industrial environments, and to help them achieve network interoperability and integration faster than ever before.


The new smart switch was specifically designed for IA engineers and automation machine builders. It only includes the functions IA engineers and automation machine builders need, and importantly, does not require them to have IT-based network management skills. The SDS-3000 Series is the ideal product for today's manufacturing industry, especially for machine builders who are embracing the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Industry 4.0.


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Image - Built-for-5G Fast Data Platform May be Key for Future Network as a Service (NaaS)Built-for-5G Fast Data Platform May be Key for Future Network as a Service (NaaS)


Network virtualization is heralding a new age of real-time, event- and data-driven intelligence that requires handling complex decisions leading to automated operational optimization at the speed, scale, and precision that 5G demands. Network as a Service (NaaS) has emerged to address some of these core challenges.


For enterprises, NaaS is an opportunity to free up in-house resources to focus on running and scaling business operations without having to worry about the underlying networking functionality. It also immensely improves the employee experience and makes their teams more productive and collaborative.


5G and Industrial IoT, with their proliferating smart device connections, distributed workloads, and ultra-low latency demands, will play a vital part in accelerating NaaS deployments. 5G's predictable single-digit millisecond-latency, capacity to support 1 million devices per square kilometer, and network slicing capability make it an ideal platform to deliver NaaS.


The team at VoltDB -- a built-for-5G fast data platform -- offers unique insight into the future of NaaS.


Image - Industry's First Modular, Portable 5G RF Spectrum Analyzer Makes Network Testing Faster and SimplerIndustry's First Modular, Portable 5G RF Spectrum Analyzer Makes Network Testing Faster and Simpler


EXFO Inc. has introduced the 5GPro Spectrum Analyzer, the only modular, field-focused radio frequency (RF) testing solution providing accurate visibility into 4G/LTE and 5G NR environments with the ability to analyze FR1(sub-6 GHz) and FR2 (mmWave) bands using a single, field-upgradeable solution.


The 5GPro Spectrum Analyzer strikes the right balance between functionality and portability in a compact design that delivers accurate RF over-the-air (OTA) measurements. Designed with simplicity in mind it enables field techs and contractors to easily identify and resolve issues and close out jobs faster.


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Image - Supply Chain and Safety Risk Management Technology Reduces Lost Workdays by 40% to 70%Supply Chain and Safety Risk Management Technology Reduces Lost Workdays by 40% to 70%


Avetta® analysis of tens of thousands of suppliers in numerous industries worldwide shows companies that use the Avetta Connect™ Platform reduce the number of safety incidents and lost workdays by 40% to 70% compared to industry averages.


Heavy industries have seen huge improvements in safety when using Avetta's supply chain risk management technology. Telecom, engineering, steel, manufacturing, energy and other industries saw up to 70% reduction in Total Recordable Incidents Rate (TRIR) and Lost Workday Case Rate (LWCR) compared to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) averages.

"Our holistic approach to supply chain risk management includes innovative technology, embedded best practices and guidance, IT systems integrations, leveraging millions of data points from our network for advanced insights," said Arshad Matin, Avetta President and Chief Executive Officer.


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Image - New SMS and Voice Automation Features Help Small Businesses CommunicateNew SMS and Voice Automation Features Help Small Businesses Communicate


VOXOX, a 5G-enabled, AI communications platform for businesses, has released new user interface and product features that further enhance their easy-to-use SMS and voice automation solutions. With a brand new UI/UX, VOXOX has simplified virtual voice and SMS for small businesses, putting both voice and text product offerings on one all-inclusive app with a short two-minute onboarding experience.


VOXOX's Virtual Receptionist solution allows businesses to automatically answer, route and manage calls. with support in over 30 languages. VOXOX has also created automations so callers can opt-in to receive automated text messages with relevant information such as business hours and promotional links or coupons.


"Our new navigation, branding, and user interface are another leap forward in helping small businesses connect with their customers more often and more effectively," states Cleve Adams, CEO of VOXOX.


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Image - Pinpoint the Leading Cause of Industrial Ethernet FailuresPinpoint the Leading Cause of Industrial Ethernet Failures


Fluke Networks introduces the LinkIQ-IE Cable+Network Industrial Ethernet Tester designed to troubleshoot network cabling, the leading cause of Industrial Ethernet failures. With Ethernet-based technologies increasingly the default for automation networks, the need for easy-to-use tools to troubleshoot these networks is growing rapidly. By combining Fluke Networks' state-of-the-art cable measurement technology and basic tests for Industrial Ethernet switches, LinkIQ-IE speeds and simplifies the discovery of network failures in a simple-to-use touchscreen interface akin to a smartphone.


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Digital Signatures Help VOIP Service Providers Comply with Robocall Mitigation Requirements


Telinta, a leader in hosted switching and billing for VoIP service providers, and TransNexus, a leader in developing innovative software for telecommunications networks, have introduced a solution to help VoIP service providers comply with STIR/SHAKEN call authentication and robocall mitigation regulations. It will help customers avoid having their traffic blocked.


TransNexus offers services for Telinta customers based both inside and outside the U.S. When a U.S.-based Telinta customer signs up with TransNexus, Telinta will send a request to TransNexus to create a digital signature and Telinta will include that signature on subsequent calls as they are routed through Telinta's platform.


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Image - 5G Fixed Wireless Market: Battleground for Cable vs. Mobile5G Fixed Wireless Market: Battleground for Cable vs. Mobile


Mobile Experts has released an Expert INSIGHT that will be key for market players interested in the expansion of 5G into fixed broadband.


The report highlights U.S. mobile operators stated plans and goals. It examines 5G fixed wireless access capabilities and the chance of competing against today's cable DOCSIS broadband technology. The report projects where and when they may expand their fixed wireless subscribers, and how the competitive dynamic will play out in the context of a possible $100 billion broadband investment as part of the $2 trillion infrastructure plan being discussed in the halls of the U.S. government.


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