Allion Labs, Inc. (Taiwan)
Allion Labs, Inc. is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing and calibration laboratory with headquarters in Taiwan and subsidiaries in the US, Japan, China and Korea. Our product compliance services include quality validation, performance, certification, compatibility, and interoperability. Our customized consulting services include ecosystem validation, OEM/ODM management, competitive analysis, and integration confirmation. Allion provides comprehensive product testing and validation services for over 30 standard logo certifications including Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt, DLNA, HDCP, HDMI, MHL, MirrorLink, DisplayPort, SATA, WHQL IEEE 1394 (FireWire), Energy Star, QPlay, HTC Connect and SLOC. As a market leader in the testing industry, Allion provides quality management solutions for every stage of product development for a range of IT products including computers, tablets, mobile devices, multimedia devices, networking & wireless devices, storage products, digital home appliances, peripherals, and software applications.
Some cable and cellular companies are already making money with WiFi services. Raleigh, N.C.-based Republic Wireless is offering a WiFi-first service starting at only $5 a month and other wireless providers, including T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, are prepping their own WiFifirst services as well. But some industry experts think cable-enabled WiFi will be in the driver’s seat when it comes to controlling the spectrum and the dollars derived from offering the service to consumers and businesses.
While much has been made about consumer WiFi services, a big potential revenue generator for cable lies within the commercial sector. Comcast is already offering WiFi services in several public spaces in its service territory, including some subway stations in its hometown of Philadelphia, as well as in some shopping malls.
The local-area wireless broadband technology already carries more Internet traffic to consumers’ smartphones and tablets, laptops and PCs than licensed wireless and wired connections combined, according to data from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.
The expansion and interconnection of wireless networks will also likely be a financial boon for operators, experts said. It’s unclear just how much money can be generated with WiFi networks, but everyone seems to want get into the game. Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts extolled WiFi prospects in a presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media Communications and Entertainment conference in Los Angeles on Sept. 16. “We have a tremendous asset in WiFi,” Roberts said. “Our relationship with our customers and the people who are not our customers understanding how great and powerful a WiFi connection can be … is a great thing for our company and our investment.”
Yet burgeoning use of cellular wireless Internet devices has created a logjam for providers, who are increasingly offloading their data traffic onto WiFi to alleviate the burden. A Cisco Systems study has predicted that 52% of all worldwide mobile traffic will be offloaded to WiFi by 2018; in the U.S., that number jumps to 64%. The increase in mobile data traffic will likely result in new and unlikely partnerships and mergers, with cable operators sitting in the catbird seat, some observers have predicted. “The time is coming when WiFi will shift from being a ‘secondary’ network to being a primary one,” MoffettNathanson partner and senior analyst Craig Moffett wrote in an Oct. 6 research report on WiFi. “[I]nstead of thinking of WiFi as an alternative to cellular everywhere WiFi is available, we will instead to begin to think of cellular as a backup network needed only when WiFi is not.”
Managed Wi-Fi is wireless infrastructure designed, deployed, managed, secured and supported by a service provider. Essentially, the infrastructure is installed on-premises, from wireless access points to routers to cabling, but capital costs are assumed by the service provider.
Another approach to managed Wi-Fi is to have existing investments managed by a service provider — a good fit for schools that have recently implemented their own Wi-Fi infrastructure and network. A hybrid approach may be the best strategy for schools that have reliable Wi-Fi in some areas but need to expand wireless coverage or upgrade existing equipment in some areas.
Benefits of Managed Wi-Fi
No upfront costs. Budget-strapped schools can greatly enhance the quality of education they deliver without the capital expense of purchasing and installing Wi-Fi infrastructure. Instead, a monthly fee is paid to the service provider.
Low operational costs. Equipment is managed and maintained remotely by a service provider, reducing the burden on in-house IT personnel. If equipment fails, it is replaced by the provider at no cost.
World-class technology and expertise. Educators and students benefit from a sophisticated Wi-Fi solution installed, managed and supported by a team of industry experts.
Enhanced security. Traffic is controlled at the application level to prevent unauthorized access and user activity is monitored to ensure proper use of the Wi-Fi network and student safety.
24×7 monitoring and support. To ensure high performance, security and availability, your Wi-Fi environment is monitored and supported around the clock by highly trained IT professionals.
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS - Booth 5E41) -- Ruckus Wireless, Inc. and Global Reach Technology Ltd., a leading innovator of carrier-grade cloud-based Wi-Fi software solutions, today announced a strategic partnership to give service providers and enterprises the ability to more easily provision, manage and monetize public Smart Wi-Fi access services.
Under the partnership, the companies are integrating and marketing their respective award-winning products–bringing together Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi infrastructure solutions with Global Reach's innovative Cloud-based policy, management and authentication technology. The combined solution now gives organizations unprecedented customization of, visibility into and control over Wi-Fi access services.
Global Reach is an innovator in the development of Cloud-based network solutions that offer simplified user provisioning, policy controls, and advanced user and network analytics, along with custom portal and authentication services.
"We believe the combination of Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi with Global Reach's Cloud-based software services will effectively transform the market for managed public Wi-Fi access networks," said Nigel Wesley, chief executive officer for Global Reach.
"Our combined hardware/software solutions dramatically simplify how managed Wi-Fi access networks are designed and managed by giving customers the power to create highly customized and carrier-grade public access services in hours rather than weeks or months," Wesley concluded.
"Global Reach has established a remarkable position in the managed service market with a complete portfolio of Cloud-based software services that have become instrumental in the monitoring, management and monetization of wireless public access services," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless.
Successful communications service providers (CSPs) are avoiding spectrum congestion by using Wi-Fi and small cells to provide better coverage and capacity.
Obtaining additional spectrum is both difficult and costly. Recent studies suggest that a significant amount of mobile traffic will have to be redirected from primary networks to Wi-Fi and small cell to meet demand.
What can carriers do in the short-term to solve this problem, and still be able to offer coverage to customers?
It’s not an impossible challenge. Carriers have two strong options available, both readily achievable. They can:
Offer service over the unlicensed spectrum, using widely available and reliable Wi-Fi technology
Utilize existing licensed spectrum more effectively by leveraging small cell technologies, to improve coverage in previously inaccessible areas and provide additional capacity.
But these strategies only take carriers so far. While these are highly viable, carriers must consider all the associated opportunities and challenges they face in their desire to improve capacity and coverage in the short-term. They need to think about network economics and how to best offer and manage Wi-Fi services.
The potential payoff for navigating these possibilities: improved competitive advantage and increased customer loyalty.
There are opportunities for carriers to deploy a mix of access technologies, both small cells and Wi-Fi, in a variety of locations:
Opportunities exist, but there are considerable challenges concerning products, deployment, new technologies, and management.
Challenges aside, carriers should be focused on small cell deployment and Wi-Fi offloads. Although each market and region has its own unique considerations, incorporating these technologies could have a positive impact on many operators’ overall network capabilities.
Simply put, these technologies can bring increased coverage and capacity at lower cost than spectrum acquisition. Greater coverage and capacity can help to increase customer satisfaction and reduce churn.
Finding the right partner is important. To ensure their Wi-Fi/small-cell strategy pays off, carriers should consider how third parties can help them fill in the gaps in their capabilities, coverage, and even experience. For instance, they can work with utility companies that have access to poles and other venues for cell site deployment.
Another option: working with a service-enabling partner like Accenture. We have extensive expertise and experience in the telecommunications field, especially in the cutting-edge technologies used in Wi-Fi and small-cell rollouts.
They don't know about tlps yet.
The report, released by the Consortium for School Networking and the AASA (the School Superintendents Association), professional associations serving school technology and school system leaders, identified "affordability and adequate funding" as the main barriers to meeting President Barack Obama's goal of providing all schools with at least 100 Mbps of connectivity by 2018.
"The E-rate program remains deeply underfunded," said Daniel Domenech, the executive director of the AASA, in a statement.
Among the survey's findings:
-Only 9 percent of the nearly 1,000 district leaders surveyed reported having "adequate bandwidth to fully meet the demand for online assessments and digital content anticipated over the next 18 months."
-Almost half—45 percent—of districts reported not having enough bandwidth to deploy a 1-to-1 computing initiative in which all students are given digital devices.
-One-fourth of districts reported that "not a single school in their district" could meet the Federal Communications Commission's short-term goal of 100Mbps of connectivity per 1,000 students.
-Rural schools face particularly acute challenges, including fewer options and higher prices for connectivity services. More than 30 percent of rural districts received either one or no responses to requests for E-rate services, according to the survey.
It is called Big Brother watching what you are looking at and supplying ads. That's why adult entertainment services keep popping up on mine. ;)
MUMBAI, OCTOBER 21:
India’s satellite space is finally getting interest from some big names. US-based satellite services company Iridium has written to the Telecom Ministry seeking an opportunity to be part of a project being undertaken by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd to set up a satellite gateway in the country.
Iridium has said that it should be given a chance to bid for the BSNL project. This follows the Government’s move to initiate a partnership between UK-based Inmarsat and BSNL to provide satellite broadband service.
But the key issue coming in the way of Inmarsat’s India strategy is the requirement to set up an earth station in India. Security agencies have made it mandatory for satellite companies to have a local earth station if they want to offer services here. To meet this condition, TRAI had proposed that BSNL could be given funds to build the satellite gateway and then offer services through a partnership with Inmarsat.
However, Iridium, in a letter to IT and Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, has said that selecting a partner without a transparent and fair process could result in higher costs and inferior services. “If simply awarded to Inmarsat, India will deny itself the advantage of superior services offered by better satellite technologies,” Iridium said in its letter.
Iridium had earlier formed a consortium of financial institutions such as the Industrial Development Bank of India, State Bank of India and Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services. They had together invested $70 million for a 5 per cent stake in Iridium LLC and a further ₹126.09 crore in the Iridium gateway in Pune. But this venture did not take off, after which Iridum was forced to seek bankruptcy protection in 2013.
NOTE: no college listed.
Enneagram (Study of Personalities)
2013 – 2014
Working toward instructor certification in 2014.
Part I, II, & Psychic Structures class completion in 2013.
Part III Class and instructor certification in 2014.
Bremen High School
CWNP: CWNE #1, CWNT
Cisco: CCNP, CCDP, CCSP
Microsoft: MCSE, MCT
Novell: Master CNE
On Linkedin. That can't be him, read the last line. ;)
April 2014 – Present (7 months)Carrollton, GA
Divergent Dynamics is the industry's first global consultancy focused on addressing the unique Wi-Fi related challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT).
IoT brings with it challenges around:
* Compatibility, Connectivity
* Density, Interference, Performance
* Security, Redundancy, Compliance
* Location, Analytics
Divergent delivers the industry's highest quality IoT solutions through top-tier services and products with a end-to-end guarantee.
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TLPS in Europe after USA?
Selling Your Wireless Devices In Europe? What You Need To Know About Changing Requirements
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The growing demand for Wi-Fi services in Europe is running the risk of surpassing bandwidth supply. Starting January 1, 2015, new, more rigorous CE mark requirements will apply to all Wi-Fi devices sold or used in Europe – including Bluetooth and Zigbee – that will make it easier for wireless technologies to co-exist.
The recent surge in the use of wideband technology has crowded the 2.4GHz frequency band. The new requirements are targeted at improving the efficient use of this band as well as the quality of data transmission within it, while also encouraging use of the relatively less-populated 5GHz band and improving adaptivity for the devices using it.
The new EN 300 328 V1.8.1 standard provides examples of test cases to guarantee the efficient use of the 2.4 GHz frequency band, including measurements for adaptivity, power spectral density and spurious emissions. The method for measuring output power, particularly as it relates to multi-channel systems, has also changed.
HELLO!! Was at a mustard farmers convention and took my family on a 2 week European get away. Been monitoring the bs from afar and all will be fine by the time Festivus comes along.
A few examples of progress in this area include:
Consent Agenda: One of the first recommendations implemented was to institute a "consent agenda" process, which enables the Commissioners to vote a group of items during the monthly Open Agenda Meeting in an expedited way, without staff presentations. Utilizing this process, the Media Bureau has disposed of 36 licensing applications for review so far this year, with more on course for adoption this month.
Closing Dockets: So far this year, the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau, working with the Bureaus and Offices, has closed over 760 dockets and has sought comment on another 750 dockets that appear to be eligible for closing by the end of the year.
Backlog Reduction Plans: Every Bureau and Office with responsibility for responding to requests from external petitioners and licensees has developed a backlog reduction plan. The plans focus both on how to reduce existing pending items at the Commission, and also process improvements for the future. As part of these plans, every Bureau and Office has ensured that their tracking system includes a complete inventory of all pending matters.
Best Practices on Backlog Reduction: Based on the backlog reduction plans, a working group established “best practices” for management of pending items before the Commission, including suggestions for streamlining handling of matters. The best practices have been circulated internally and discussed in individual meetings with the Bureaus and Offices so useful methodologies can be shared across the Commission.
by: Diane Cornell, Special Counsel, Office of the Chairman
October 9, 2014
Since the release of the Report on FCC Process Reform last February, the dedicated staff here at the Commission has been hard at work on implementing the report’s recommendations. One area of particular focus has been tackling matters that have been considered backlogged, and – even more importantly – increasing speed of disposal for all matters. As noted in the Report, backlogs generally develop because of (1) increased volume of work; (2) complex issues; (3) inter-related issues; and/or (4) need for coordination with others. Two key internal process reform working groups have been examining ways to not only reduce the number of items currently pending at the Commission, but to also move incoming items through the system faster.