Technology

Worldwide spectrum experts drive spectrum sharing success at DSA Global Summit 2021

Washington D.C., USA, 10 June 2021 – Sessions over the first two days of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance’s (DSA’s) Global Summit have highlighted the spectrum sharing lessons being learnt between countries worldwide and the current demand for unlicensed access. Today, on its final day, the Global Summit will explore national spectrum plans and the economic benefits of spectrum.

Mobile trade-in programs return $668 million to U.S. consumers in Q1 2021

2nd June 2021 – Assurant, a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q1 2021. Its Q1 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends reveals the mobile trade-in industry returned more than $668 million to U.S. consumers during the first quarter of 2021—a 25% increase from $535 million in the same quarter last year. Assurant’s data reflects the significant impact that mobile trade-in programs are having in supporting lucrative 5G smartphone upgrades.

Consumers demand assurances from online trade-ins as 57 percent expect to upgrade to 5G mobile devices in next two years

AUSTIN and LONDON – May 26, 2021—New research launched today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics, reveals consumer attitudes toward online device trade-ins. It also outlines the revenue opportunity for operators, retailers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Blancco’s study, Online Device Trade-Ins: Building Trust in an Invisible Process, found that 57 percent of global consumers expect to upgrade to a 5G device in the next 24 months. Of these, almost half (49 percent) intend to trade in their old device as part of the process.

VXL's Fusion SecureDesktop delivers a secure hybrid office-home working solution for all employees

With many workplaces starting to re-open, and new hybrid office/home working scenarios emerging using company owned PCs, there is understandably a concern for security. VXL Software's Fusion SecureDesktop (FSD) solves this problem by providing a secure and easy to use solution to all location scenarios.

VXL’s Fusion SecureDesktop (FSD) solution - for Windows 7 or 10 IoT virtualised environments - represents an ideal office / work from home solution that is both simple and secure for all employees to stay connected and productive. 

The Evolution of PCBs and Their Future in IoT

Printed circuit boards (or PCBs) are among some of the most important types of electronic components. Circuit boards act as the foundation for most modern electronics, connecting and supporting all the different components of a device.

Internet of things (IoT) devices require PCBs to work. The unique features and designs of IoT devices, however, can sometimes require new PCBs that can meet the unusual needs of IoT tech.

As demand for consumer electronics grows, driven by new markets like the IoT market, these board innovations may become even more important.

Unique Design Requirements for IoT Devices

IoT devices have a few unique needs that may require unique PCBs as a result.

BIXOLON Adds to the SRP-S320 to its Linerless Label POS Printer Line-up

Offering economic and environmental benefits through its value added features

BIXOLON Europe GmbH, a subsidiary of BIXOLON Co. Ltd, a leading global Mobile, Label and POS printer manufacturer, today announced the addition of the SRP-S320 to its highly successful SRP-S300 3-inch (80mm) Linerless Label printer series. A dedicated permanent direct thermal, linerless labelling solution offering the capacity for a 120mm outside diameter media roll which results in fewer roll changes, making it ideal for applications which require high volume labelling.

NGMN Urges ICT Companies to Tackle Climate Change

ICT Companies should align investments with a 1.5°C trajectory in line with ITU L.1470

Frankfurt, Germany, April 26, 2021: The Next Generation Mobile Network Alliance is set to align the mobile communication sector with its entire supply chain - from component manufacturers to service providers - to address sustainability challenges faced by the ICT sector. Its Green Future Networks project, launched in November 2020, is the first NGMN initiative to provide detailed guidance regarding the environmental impacts of the ICT sector’s network part.

Spectralink’s Versity 92 Wi-Fi smartphones wins two Red Dot awards for high design quality

Horsens, Denmark. April 21, 2021. Spectralink has been successful in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021. The international jury has awarded the Versity 92 Series the distinction “Red Dot”, which stands for high design quality. Versity 92 has won two Red Dot awards in the category of “Mobile Phones, Tablets and Wearables” for both its scanner and non-scanner designs. As one of the world’s largest design competitions, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Past winners of this coveted design award include Apple iPhone and Google Pixel, and Spectralink is pleased to be recognized in an elite group for our smartphone outstanding design.