從智慧電網進軍廣域大規模物聯網,Wi-SUN專題研討會集結Wi-SUN聯盟、濎通科技等6家會員廠商盛大舉辦

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

從智慧電網進軍廣域大規模物聯網,Wi-SUN專題研討會集結Wi-SUN聯盟、濎通科技等6家會員廠商盛大舉辦

新竹, 台灣, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 由環球表計主辦的“2021表計行業年度大會”於5月26日在中國珠海盛大舉辦,濎通科技股份有限公司聯合Wi-SUN聯盟、Silicon Labs、Arm Pelion、利爾達物聯科技、粒合信息科技等Wi-SUN會員企業,共同於會中舉辦”物聯網新生態之Wi-SUN專題研討會”,透過技術驗證與實際應用案例等面向探討Wi-SUN技術在智慧表計等公用事業領域之發展。
Wi-SUN是近年備受行業矚目的LPWAN低功耗廣域網路路成員,其技術優勢被廣泛應用在智慧電錶與智慧電網領域。Wi-SUN聯盟選擇在“2021表計行業年度大會”舉辦中國第一場實體Wi-SUN專題研討會,視為其從智慧電網進軍廣域大規模物聯網的起手式。5家會員企業以Wi-SUN聯盟名義聯合參展,於會中展出各種透過Wi-SUN FAN認證的產品,包括晶片、模組、智慧電錶、以及物聯網平台,顯現Wi-SUN聯盟已具備完整的生態體系。

濎通科技行銷副總楊立於研討會中發表《Wi-SUN低功耗物聯網晶片方案》專題演講,詳細解說Wi-SUN聯盟與Wi-SUN網路應用優勢、Wi-SUN物聯網應用場景與案例,以及Wi-SUN雙模與G3-PLC雙模產品。

楊立指出,Wi-SUN技術特色主要有二,一個是Mesh網狀網路,這使得Wi-SUN可以進行長距離傳輸且具備自動組網與自動修復功能;其二是具備主動亂數跳頻,由於Wi-SUN使用的是Sub-GHz頻段,一般在此頻段會受較多的雜訊干擾,但由於Wi-SUN具備主動亂數跳頻機制,可以使其訊號在受到雜訊干擾時主動選擇其他較乾淨的頻段進行資訊傳輸,有效降低組網時間。

楊立表示濎通的Wi-SUN晶片VC7300在1,000個節點組網規模下,6級跳頻組網約20分鐘,單級組網只需10分鐘,具有可視網路拓撲,雲端管理容易,具備企業級資訊安全防護。VC7300在用戶端之應用目前已實現支持多達3,000個以上節點的網狀網路組網,不僅有Mesh網狀網路功能,還可以穿過地下室和金屬障礙物進行傳輸,兼具IPv6、雙向通訊、遠端升級等優勢。

在5G浪潮推波助瀾下帶動各種物聯網應用需求大幅增長,濎通已在智慧電錶、智慧路燈、光伏發電廠、智慧低配電櫃等領域上陸續建立成功應用案例。

楊立最後提到目前許多物聯網通訊網路還是採用傳統的星狀網路架構,無法兼顧距離與速度,為了滿足更多元的物聯網應用需求,濎通進一步推出RF + PLC雙模方案,能有效融合無線傳輸與電力線通訊技術,解決傳統長距離傳輸與速率難兼顧的問題,優化應用體驗。

關於濎通科技股份有限公司

濎通科技是一家長距離、大規模、自動組網的物聯網通信晶片與軟體設計公司,為智慧能源、智慧城市、智慧住宅、智慧傳感市場應用提供了高可靠、低成本、低功耗的無線Wi-SUN、Homeplug AV & GreenPHY、HPLC、G3-PLC,無線有線融合雙模通信方案,目標成為廣域大規模物聯網通訊晶片與組網軟體解決方案的領航者。
http://www.vertexcom.com

關於Wi-SUN 聯盟
Wi-SUN聯盟成立於2012年,是一個由業界公司組成的全球非營利性組織。Wi-SUN聯盟的發展願景乃是基於網狀網路通訊協定IEEE 802.15.4g技術規範,通過測試和認證計畫提供強大的產品連線性,發展Wi-SUN生態系統,實現智慧城市和智慧公用通信網路的互通性。
https://www.wi-sun.org/

CONTACT:
info@vertexcom.com
+886-3-5601431

Karvino LU
Vertexcom Technologies
+886 3 560 1431
info@vertexcom.com


Source: EIN Presswire

从智慧电网进军广域大规模物联网,Wi-SUN专题研讨会集结Wi-SUN联盟、濎通芯等6家会员厂商盛大举办

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

从智慧电网进军广域大规模物联网,Wi-SUN专题研讨会集结Wi-SUN联盟、濎通芯等6家会员厂商盛大举办

杭州市, 浙江省, 中国, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — 由环球表计主办的“2021表计行业年度大会”于5月26日在珠海盛大举办,联芯通半导体有限公司以旗下濎通芯物联技术有限公司联合Wi-SUN联盟、Silicon Labs、Arm Pelion、利尔达物联科技、粒合信息科技等Wi-SUN会员企业,共同于会中举办”物联网新生态之Wi-SUN专题研讨会”,透过技术验证与实际应用案例等面向探讨Wi-SUN技术在智能表计等公用事业领域之发展。

Wi-SUN是近年备受行业瞩目的LPWAN低功耗广域网路成员,其技术优势被广泛应用在智能电表与智慧电网领域。Wi-SUN联盟选择在“2021表计行业年度大会”举办国内第一场实体Wi-SUN专题研讨会,视为其从智慧电网进军广域大规模物联网的起手式。5家會員企業以Wi-SUN聯盟名義聯合參展,於會中展出各种透过Wi-SUN FAN认证的产品,包括芯片、模块、智慧电表、以及物联网平台,显现Wi-SUN联盟已具备完整的生态体系。

联芯通半导体营销副总裁杨立于研讨会中发表《Wi-SUN低功耗物联网芯片方案》专题演讲,详细解说Wi-SUN联盟与Wi-SUN网络应用优势、Wi-SUN物联网应用场景与案例,以及Wi-SUN双模与G3-PLC双模产品。

杨立指出,Wi-SUN技术特色主要有二,一个是Mesh网状网络,这使得Wi-SUN可以进行长距离传输且具备自动组网与自动修复功能;其二是具备主动随机数跳频,由于Wi-SUN使用的是Sub-GHz频段,一般在此频段会受较多的噪声干扰,但由于Wi-SUN具备主动随机数跳频机制,可以使其讯号在受到噪声干扰时主动选择其他较干净的频段进行信息传输,有效降低组网时间。

杨立表示联芯通的Wi-SUN芯片VC7300在1,000个节点组网规模下,6级跳频组网约20分钟,单级组网只需10分钟,具有可视网络拓扑,云端管理容易,具备企业级信息安全防护。VC7300在客户端之应用目前已实现支持多达3,000个以上节点的网状网络组网,不仅有Mesh网状网络功能,还可以穿过地下室和金属障碍物进行传输,兼具IPv6、双向通讯、远程升级等优势。

在5G浪潮推波助澜下带动各种物联网应用需求大幅增长,联芯通已在智慧电表、智慧路灯、光伏发电厂、智能低配电柜等领域上陆续建立成功应用案例。
杨立最后提到目前许多物联网通讯网络还是采用传统的星状网络架构,无法兼顾距离与速度,为了满足更多元的物联网应用需求,联芯通进一步推出RF + PLC双模方案,能有效融合无线传输与电力线通讯技术,解决传统长距离传输与速率难兼顾的问题,优化应用体验。

关于杭州联芯通半导体有限公司
联芯通是一家长距离、大规模、自动组网的物联网通信芯片与软件设计公司,为智能能源、智能城市、智能住宅、智能传感市场应用提供了高可靠、低成本、低功耗的无线Wi-SUN、Homeplug AV & GreenPHY、HPLC、G3-PLC,无线有线融合双模通信方案,目标成为广域大规模物联网通讯芯片与组网软件解决方案的领航者。

联芯通旗下公贵州濎通芯物联技术有限公司是Wi-SUN系统单芯片和网络软件设计的领导厂商,其研发的Wi-SUN芯片促使客户产品具备IPv6、开放标准、认证、互联互通、企业级资安等特性。

http://www.unicomsemi.com

关于Wi-SUN 联盟
Wi-SUN联盟成立于2012年,是一个由业界公司组成的全球非营利性组织。Wi-SUN联盟的发展愿景乃是基于网状网络协议IEEE 802.15.4g技术规范,通过测试和认证计划提供强大的产品连接性,发展Wi-SUN生态系统,实现智能城市和智慧公用通信网路的互操作性。
https://www.wi-sun.org/

CONTACT:
info@unicomsemi.com
+86-571-56258460

吕沐勋
杭州联芯通半导体有限公司
+86 571 5625 8460
info@unicomsemi.com


Source: EIN Presswire

High-Performance Retail POS – Clientron Ares755

High Performance Clientron Ares755 POS

High Performance – Clientron Ares755 POS

Optional VFD or 8” or 9.7” bezel-free customer display for Ares755

Optional VFD or 8” or 9.7” bezel-free customer-facing display

Flexible Mounting VESA for Ares755

Multiple mounting options

The Clientron Ares755 is designed from the ground up for POS retail applications that need a little more kick than low-power systems provide.

Ares755 is built with an Intel® Core processor, providing a spread of options to cover various use cases and enabling upgradable performance customization to suit increased processing demands.”

— Clientron Corp.

TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — High-Performance Retail POS – Clientron Ares755

The ultimate high-performance point-of-sale (POS) system for the retail and hospitality industries requires a combination of powerful computing hardware with maintenance-free components that provide desktop-level computing power with all the convenience needed for a retail POS. The Clientron Ares755 is designed from the ground up for POS retail applications that need a little more kick than low-power systems provide.

System Integrators Care About…

Enhanced system performance

At the heart of the Ares755 is a powerful 7th generation Intel® Core or Celeron processor, providing a spread of options to cover various use cases and enabling upgradable performance customization to suit increased processing demands. With powerful processors comes overheating risks, so to counter this, the Ares755 has a fanless design that ensures the system stays cool without utilizing failure-prone and noisy system fans.

To further enhance system performance, up to 16 GB of DDR RAM allows multiple programs to run on the system at any time without bogging down the system or resulting in excessive delays. Finally, SATA III and M.2 quicken the pace by bringing the fastest hard drive connection standards to the table.
Tool-free I/O expansion

One major frustration for system integrators is making changes to system hardware, especially when this requires a heavy set of tools and fiddling with multiple devices. When installing a new system on location, they want a quick and simple switch. The Ares755 has a clever I/O expansion slot for different I/O expansion cards without needing any tools for installation. Not even a screwdriver. Two cards are available.

• "Type C" — 1x 24V powered USB, 2x USB 2.0, mic-in, and line-out
• "Type E" — 4x USB2.0, and COM (via RJ45 with 5V/12V DC).

Plentiful peripherals
Easy-to-install peripherals are the best choice for simpler installation and a more stylish final product. Traditional approaches that add every peripheral with large standalone hardware attached with a long cable are unattractive compared to integrated extras. The Ares755 has a range of peripherals available that connect seamlessly to the main system. These include:

• 1D/2D barcode scanner
• Magnetic stripe reader
• i-Button reader
• RFID reader
• Fingerprint reader
• WiFi and Bluetooth

This comprehensive selection covers the vast majority of typical retail POS client needs.

Low-hassle installation

The greatest frustration for frontline employees installing retail POS systems is performing maintenance on hard-to-reach parts, especially the system internals. Usually, hard drives are difficult to replace, requiring opening the system case, unscrewing the hard drives, then replacing them. The use of hard drive cloning, which saves untold hours installing new operating systems, makes having an easily swappable hard drive necessary. On the Ares755, hard drive swaps are super simple because the system has an easy-access 2.5" SSD bay for easy installation and maintenance.

Jumper-free settings

People unfamiliar with the retail POS industry might not know how difficult it is to flip a simple switch. Selecting the voltage on DC-powered COM ports usually requires opening up the system and not just flipping a switch but removing and replacing tiny jumpers in hard-to-reach spaces on the system motherboard. The Ares755 solves this by eliminating the jumpers and placing the 5V/12V DC COM power selection in the BIOS settings. Turn on the system and make the change without opening up the computer and digging through the electronics.

Multiple mounting options

The Ares755 has standard VESA mounting. That may seem bland, but with the ubiquitous use of VESA as the defacto mounting standard, it covers any installation requirement. Clientron also provides mounting stands. The desktop stand places the system on the desktop and is the simplest and most common approach. The long arm mount option provides a massive range of movement, can be attached almost anywhere near the counter, and can be moved in multiple directions with ease.

End Users Care About…

Slim and modern design

Powerful internals makes the system tick, but the external parts make the day-to-day use a dream. On the employee side, the tempered glass screen saves minutes every day. The 6H toughness is scratchproof, so wipedowns and everyday swiping on the optional multi-touch display won't leave unsightly scuffs. With cleanliness in mind, the bezel-free design eliminates corners where dust and grime usually build up and make it difficult to clean. Finally, the screen is IP64, so small splashes and the moisture from cleaning will not get into the system and cause havoc with sensitive electronics components.
Customer-facing display

For retail customers, a clear view of the products they've bought is their primary concern. Two different customer-facing display options are available for the Ares755 retail POS to meet varied uses-cases. The basic option is VFD, typically used to display information in text form, such as item description and price during checkout. The fancier option, the preferred customer display option, is the 8" or 9.7" bezel-free display that provides a full-color experience that allows for more detailed information, including images, for a more interactive and exciting customer experience.

About Clientron
For over 35 years, Clientron has designed kiosks and POS for system integrators around the world. We help you get your project from conception to the storefront quicker and easier while providing second-to-none after-sales support.
Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated to providing highly integrated embedded solutions to our clients worldwide. With more than 35 years of experience in design, manufacturing, and after-sales service, Clientron offers high-quality and technology-leading solutions, including POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, and Automotive Electronics. Clientron commits to continue providing engineering excellence towards innovative solutions and the best services to global partners and customers. Visit us at www.clientron.com.

Hazel Yang
Clientron Corp.
+886 2 2698 7068
service@clientron.com

Clientron Ares755 POS system


Source: EIN Presswire

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China Held by Six Member Companies, including Wi-SUN Alliance and Vertexcom

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

“Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China

From Smart Grid to Wide-Area Large-Scale IoT, “Wi-SUN Seminar” in Metering China Held by Six Member Companies, including Wi-SUN Alliance and Vertexcom

HSINCHU, TAIWAN, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — "2021 Metering Industry Annual Conference" hosted by Global Metering was held in Zhuhai, China on May 26th. The Wi-SUN Alliance and the Wi-SUN member companies including Vertexcom, Silicon Labs, Arm Pelion, Lierda IOT Technology, and LEHEINFO (Hexing Electrical Co., Ltd subsidiary), jointly held the "Wi-SUN Seminar on the New Ecology of the IoT" discussing the development of Wi-SUN technology in the field of utilities such as smart meters through technical verifications and practical application cases.

Wi-SUN is a member of the LPWAN (Low-Power Wide-Area Network), which has attracted attention of various industries in recent years. Its technical advantages are widely used in the fields of smart meters and smart grids. The Wi-SUN Alliance decided to hold the first Wi-SUN seminar at this conference in China to make one more step from smart grids towards the wide-area large-scale IoT. Five member companies jointly represented of the Wi-SUN Alliance to exhibit a variety of the Wi-SUN FAN certified products, including chips, modules, smart meters, and IoT platforms, showing its capabilities and a complete ecosystem.

Tom Yang, the Vice President of Marketing of Vertexcom, delivered a special speech on the topic of "Wi-SUN Low Power IoT SoC Solution" at the seminar, thoroughly explaining the advantages of the Wi-SUN Alliance and the Wi-SUN network applications and IoT scenarios and cases, as well as introducing the Wi-SUN RF + PLC dual-mode and the G3-PLC + RF dual-mode products.

Tom also pointed out two main features of the Wi-SUN technology. One is the mesh network, which enables Wi-SUN to carry out long-distance transmissions and to have self-forming and self-repairing networking functions. The other trait is the active random frequency hopping. Since Wi-SUN uses the Sub-GHz frequency bands, which is more easily to be interfered, the active random frequency hopping mechanism can make its signals actively select other clean frequency bands for information transmissions when interfered by noises, to effectively reduce networking time.

Tom said that the Vertexcom Wi-SUN SoC, VC7300, is capable of connecting 1,000-node network scale with 6-level frequency hopping in a conservative of estimation of 20 minutes, and single-level networking in 10 minutes. It has a visual network topology and an easy cloud management with enterprise-grade information security protection. VC7300 has been applied to clients and has realized the support of a mesh network with more than 3,000 nodes. Its mesh networking functions allow transmissions through basements and metal obstacles, with the advantages of IPv6, bidirectional communication, and over-the-air upgrade.

Driven by the 5G wave, the demand for various IoT applications has increased significantly. Vertexcom has successively established successful application cases in the fields of smart meter, smart street lighting, photovoltaic power plant, and intelligent low-power distribution cabinets.

Tom finally mentioned that many IoT communication networks still use the traditional star networking architecture, which cannot balance the distance and speed. In order to meet the needs of more diversified IoT applications, Vertexcom has newly launched the dual-mode (RF+PLC) solution to adequately integrate wireless transmissions and power line communication technology to solve the problem of the traditional star networking architecture, thus to optimize the application experience.

About Vertexcom Technologies
Vertexcom Technologies develops communication chips and networking software designs for long range, large scale, auto networks of IoT and smart grids. It provides low-cost Wi-SUN, Homeplug AV & GreenPHY, HPLC, G3-PLC, and integrated dual-mode communication solutions.
www.vertexcom.com

About Wi-SUN Alliance
Wi-SUN Alliance is a global non-profit member-based association made up of industry leading companies. Its mission is to drive the global proliferation of interoperable wireless solutions for use in smart cities, smart grids and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications using open global standards from organizations, such as IEEE802, IETF, TIA, TTC and ETSI.
https://www.wi-sun.org/

CONTACT:
info@vertexcom.com
+886-3-5601431

Karvino LU
Vertexcom Technologies
+886 3 560 1431
info@vertexcom.com


Source: EIN Presswire

Is SkyWay the promised tech Utopia it promises to be

Caution Light

Caution Light

DUBAI, UAE, May 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dubai, UAE – SkyWay, a second-level transport technology company referred to String Transport consists of the movement of driverless vehicles on sleeperless tracks elevated above the ground on concrete supports. The Skyway technology was developed by Belarusian engineer Anatoly Eduardovich Unitsky in 1980. The company has been under development for the last 38 years but is yet to see a commercial project materialize. Although, the technology has been written and spoken about in many countries. In 2001 a prototype of a SkyWay track was constructed in the Russian village Ozyory in Moscow Oblast. The allowable load on this track was tested there using a truck with iron wheels. A prototype was assessed in Russia in 2008 by the Moscow State University of Railway Engineering concluding that it was "not viable and unsafe".

In October 2015 the SkyWay Group started constructing a test site to demonstrate 'SkyWay' technology. It is situated in Marjina Horka (about 70 km from Minsk) and is called the EcoTechnoPark. In 2016, a Russian government panel that evaluated the technology called it innovative, but only in theory. A prototype of the technology reached speeds of 102 kilometres per hour in 2017 against the promised 500 kilometres per hour.

SkyWay Group consists of numerous subsidiaries. The SkyWay Group deals with construction of the technology through numerous subsidiaries. SkyWay Group of Companies controls SkyWay Capital which was launched in 2014 to self-finance the projects. They also own and control other companies like "SWIG International Ltd." registered in London and "SkyWay Capital Inc." which is registered in Saint Lucia. These companies function to collect funds for SkyWay projects.

Established in Belarus, operated from an office complex in Minsk and registered under business names including "Euroasian Rail Skyway Systems Holding Ltd.", "First SkyWay Invest Group Limited" and "Global Transport Investment Inc." in places like the British Virgin Islands, London and Saint Lucia. It has been documented that companies in the SkyWay Group seek potential investors all over the world for the development of an elevated rail transport technology they refer to as SkyWay.

The SkyWay Group consists of numerous subsidiaries to further the construction of the technology. SkyWay Capital was launched in 2014 along with a few other companies to collect funds for SkyWay projects. They seek potential investors from all over the world for the development of the rail transport technology referred to as SkyWay. To raise funds, the company started MLM affiliate programs.

The SkyWay Group markets itself primarily by promoting investment in its technology to small investors. SkyWay Group seeks investors through its website and social media. The SkyWay Group have been seeking potential investors all over the world using various forms of marketing such as crowdfunding, telemarketing and multi-level marketing. The company "Sky Way Invest Group Limited" also launched financial training courses for a fee which it marketed as 'Educational Investment Packages' (EIPs). CONSOB, the Italian financial regulatory agency, banned the sale and advertisement of these investment products in February 2018 because it turned out instead of receiving the "investment training courses" advertised, customers unwittingly ended up with "gift certificates" that could later be converted to company shares on the occasion of its IPO. However, financial regulators in Germany, Lithuania and 13 other countries have banned the sale of financial products from SkyWay or warned the public about a potential scam.

Although countries like Australia,India, Indonesia, Italy and Lithuania started negotiating with the SkyWay Group, they were later cancelled or postponed due to concerns about safety and financial irregularity. Projects are being realized in Belarus and in the United Arab Emirates. The most recent negotiations have taken place in the United Arab Emirates.

Regulators in Lithuania and Latvia have warned investors about SkyWay not being authorized to issue shares in the respective countries. In February 2018 the Italian regulatory agency CONSOB prohibited the advertisement and sale of certain SkyWay investment products to Italian citizens. In May 2019 the German regulatory agency BaFin prohibited the public offering of SkyWay investment products to the general public. In August 2019 the Financial markets Authority (FMA) of the New Zealand reiterated warning about potential Skyway Capital/SWIG scam.

Concerns have been raised in published articles about information the company has posted about itself to promote investment. These concerns include the unrealistic returns promised to investors, the value of its intellectual property, awards it has won, excessive pre-order contracts, and people/organisations who have invested in the company.

Lastly, the public needs to be cautious before investing in SkyWay and documents need to be verified well before investing.

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CENGN ANNOUNCES NORTHERN ONTARIO BROADBAND PROJECT FOR LAKE TEMAGAMI

CENGN is bringing high-performance broadband access to Lake Temagami, including Bear Island, Temagami North, and the Temagami First Nation.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — May 27, 2021

MULTI-TOWER HYBRID WIRELESS ACCESS APPROACH WILL BRING HIGH-PERFORMANCE INTERNET TO TEMAGAMI AND TEMAGAMI FIRST NATION
CENGN is announcing the launch of an innovative project that will bring high-performance broadband access to Temagami, Temagami North, and across a wide expanse of Lake Temagami, including Bear Island and the Temagami First Nation. This project is part of CENGN’s Northern Ontario Residential Broadband program. It will serve as a model for high-performance service expansion across large lakes for other communities across the province.

LEEPFROG TELECOM SELECTED TO PROVIDE BROADBAND SOLUTION
Internet Service Provider, Leepfrog Telecom, was selected to address the needs of the Lake Temagami area. Supported by CENGN program funding, the service provider will utilize three existing towers and build one new 200’ self-supported tower. These towers will allow Leepfrog to provide multiple fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies, including 2.4GHz WIFI, 5GHz WIFI, and 700 MHz TVWS.

The broadband internet access services will support up to 200 Mbps down/20 Mbps up to residents of Lake Temagami, including the Temagami First Nation on Bear Island. The new tower will also significantly improve service to other under-served residents with homes scattered along the shorelines of Lake Temagami.

This project promises several benefits, including:

Multi-tower placement on both sides of the lake to ensure wider coverage for residents and superior signal strength for higher-speed internet access.
A new 200’ tower to extend service throughout the north, south and east arms of Lake Temagami, including the Temagami First Nation on Bear Island.
50% cost savings by using 3 existing towers.
Fast network deployment timeframe, with service rollout starting in the spring of 2021 and full service rolling out in the fall of 2021.

QUOTES
“CENGN is pleased to work with our partners to bring reliable, high-speed broadband internet access to the underserved area of Lake Temagami,” said Jean-Charles Fahmy, President and CEO of CENGN. “This project identifies key innovation approaches to offering significantly improved broadband coverage across large lakes. By supporting and documenting Leepfrog Telecom’s implementation of broadband internet services at Lake Temagami, we will gain a strong blueprint to help address the business and technological challenges of similar communities in Northern Ontario and across the province.”

“Access to reliable broadband internet is essential for all Ontarians, no matter where they live. Businesses, families, schools and hospitals in rural and Northern communities need fast connections just as much as in urban areas,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation, and Trade. “This innovative new project will mean secure and reliable internet connectivity for the Temagami Lake Area, bringing long-overdue cost-effective and high-speed solutions for those who live and work in the region.”

“Every community in Northern Ontario deserves access to reliable, high-speed broadband,” said Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines. “Active, meaningful participation in our modern economy requires the ability to communicate quickly and effectively. This project will deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to Temagami and Temagami First Nation, develop new, streamlined services, and create new opportunities for the region.”

“Now more than ever, we see the importance of broadband in underserved and unserved communities like Temagami and Temagami First Nation,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “The digital divide is real and magnified during this COVID-19 global pandemic. I understand this full well coming from a rural community. This investment continues to build on Ontario’s commitment to connect people reducing that digital divide. We are moving as fast as we can to get people the services that they need.”

“Usable high-speed internet has become an essential part of life in our society,” said John Vanthof, MPP for Temiskaming-Cochrane. “The Municipality of Temagami has been at the forefront of the effort that made this project a reality for their residents and neighbours. This project is evidence of the value of being ready to act when an opportunity arises.”

“Temagami and Temagami First Nation are great places to live and grow a family,” said Anthony Rota, MP for Nipissing-Temiskaming. “It’s important to make sure all the necessary factors are in place to allow the local economy to grow as well. Reliable broadband connectivity is without a doubt an essential service that will allow the communities to prosper. New jobs, services and connectivity will allow the people of the region to grow the economy while enjoying a quality of life that is second to none.”

“Council made the need for a more reliable broadband system priority number one and have worked on this since the beginning of our term,” said Municipality of Temagami Mayor Dan Omara. “This announcement, especially in the environment we live in today, is far more than we ever thought was possible and will be a game-changer for all who will now be able to get this level of service. We want to thank CENGN and its government partners for this program and for looking for solutions that will work in the north. This development will now allow us to continue to work with Leepfrog Telecom to expand other service levels to other parts of our Community that may be outside the range and scope of this project, and we will continue to work with other communities north of us. Leepfrog will now have a base in Temagami to work from. I also want to thank our municipal team for searching out the CENGN Program and for the excellent work they did, so our application got the attention needed to get the Temagami project approved.”

“Leepfrog Telecom is proud to partner with CENGN to deliver quality broadband services to the residents of Temagami and surrounding area with a fixed wireless solution,” said George Chriss, General Manager at Leepfrog Telecom. “Leepfrog Telecom was able to overcome numerous obstacles to bring this project to fruition through the efforts of Mayor Dan Omara and his team. Leepfrog can now use Temagami as a base to deliver services along the Highway 11 corridor to other underserved communities in northern Ontario.”

This project is part of the Next Generation Network Program (NGNP), an Ontario government program powered by CENGN in partnership with the Ontario Centre of Innovation, which helps Ontario companies develop and demonstrate new wired and wireless technology, products and services. Other projects in the program are focused on smart mining, smart agriculture and autonomous vehicles.

QUICK FACTS
Ontario has committed $63.3 million over five years to the NGNP, which is being delivered through a partnership between CENGN, Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next-Generation Networks, and the Ontario Centre of Innovation.
This initiative aligns with Up To Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan, delivered by the Ministry of Infrastructure.
This project is part of the Rural Ontario Residential Broadband program under the NGNP. CENGN is currently evaluating new project proposals and communities for upcoming rounds of the program.
Broadband is a federally regulated sector, and telecommunications companies provide the services. Ontario is working with funding partners like the Federal government, municipalities and other investors to deliver broadband to our underserved and unserved communities.

CONTACT
Rick Penwarden
Senior Manager, Communications
CENGN -Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks
613-963-1200 ex:329
rick.penwarden@cengn.ca

RESOURCES
CENGN Northern Ontario Residential Broadband Program
https://www.cengn.ca/northern-ontario-broadband-program/

Leepfrog Telecom
https://leepfrogtelecom.com/

Municipality of Temagami
https://www.temagami.ca/

Temagami First Nation
https://www.temagamifirstnation.ca/

Next-Generation Network Program
https://www.cengn.ca/next-generation-network-program-en/

Ministry of Economic Development Job Creation and Trade
https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-economic-development-job-creation-trade

Rick Penwarden
CENGN
963-1200 ex:329
rick.penwarden@cengn.ca


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SmALL Business is Essential Launches Universal Pandemic Preparedness System

Press Conference June 1st, 2021, 11:00 am EST; the world needs pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and universal safe business practices.

Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.”

— Edward Henry

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the past year, SmALL businesses have felt helpless, hopeless, unsupported, and confused. Witnessing the pain and challenges felt and faced by honest, hardworking people in our communities, it became very clear we MUST take action. This sparked the inception of the organization called Social Distance Management (SDM).

Edward Henry Company (EHCO) has made the decision to give away all licensing rights and intellectual property of SDM, which includes Social Distance Advisory (SDA), Social Distance Compliance (SDC) systems, and research to SmALL Business is Essential (SBE).

SDM believes that all businesses need universal compliance measures to operate safely during a pandemic and other unprecedented times. By having access to these practical systems, SBE will have the resources it needs to develop the support for all businesses. ALL businesses are essential, and business continuity is the focus. Any opportunities managed from these systems will help all businesses secure and implement adequate steps to stay open, thrive, and have their voices heard.

The Journey of Social Distance Management

In March of 2020, EHCO started SDM with a mission to stand by businesses. Two months later, on May 11, 2020, with extensive research, collaboration and data collection, they released their first version of universal compliance standards.

Under SDM, sub-resources, including SDA and SDC systems, were established to display universal compliance guidelines and assess the threat levels in specific areas to protect the population. The idea to start SDM came from the utmost care about people and businesses, not from a political approach. Universal health measures and the life of our economy are not two isolated conversations. It is ONE conversation.

To contribute to the information gathered, in July of 2020, a Research Internship was formed to discover and outline details on various businesses in Canada and the United States. The outcome of the research included details which contributed to SDC, such as further development of safety protocols, requirements for operation, compliance measures, capacity limits, and PPE requirements. SDM used the data collection to create additional tools, such as self-assessment audits that provide a checklist for what businesses need to stay compliant and operate safely.

Taking its cue from other systems such as ISO, Homeland Security, The World Health Organization, and research from John Hopkins University, SDM developed its Advisory system. This system was developed with the intent to assist businesses and communities in preparing for crises and mitigating restrictions. “There needs to be accountability to the decisions that are being made that affect our small businesses,” said President of EHCO, Edward Henry.

The Advisory system narrows in on the WHO’s Pandemic Phases and the Homeland Security system and uses five levels of risk and threat: low, moderate, substantial, severe, and critical. The colours associated include green, blue, yellow, orange, and red. Each phase clearly defines which business practices, products, and services are considered essential and non-essential and the types of businesses permitted to open during each phase. Our Advisory system is currently in the process of implementing data from John Hopkins University, along with data collected by other reputable models.

Despite the aforementioned systems, resources, and much research to support our findings, ambiguous guidelines still remain. Therefore, businesses are left without genuine reasons as to why they cannot safely reopen and recover.

A Multi-faceted Problem Requires Innovative Solutions

Stand By SmALL Businesses and Our Communities

SmALL Business is Essential

After spending some time in the development phase, SDM ventured out and sought support from government officials and local politicians. After COUNTLESS meetings and constantly being redirected elsewhere, it was time to take drastic action. Edward Henry states, “Limited power is not an excuse for doing the right thing.” This year has been about a lot of the wrong things, and in the beginning, SDM was seen as a profit-making opportunity during a terrible situation. The lack of change cannot continue. Coming together as a collective unit is essential.

For sustainable change to happen, SDM’s resources need to be placed in the right hands. They need to be placed with an organization that isn’t narrow minded, but bilateral with its thinking so sectors, such as health and business can come together. SBE is a not-for-profit association that operates based on three core pillars: pandemic preparedness, sustainability, and safe business practices. SBE aims to collectively arm small businesses with the support, protection, and resources needed to operate safely while envisioning economic recovery and stability through business unity.

This pandemic is not just a small business problem; it’s a world problem. The government’s attempt to segregate businesses into non-essential and essential classifications created ambiguity. This ambiguity initiated the thought that, no, ALL businesses are essential. As EHCO releases all of its SDM systems, traffic, assessment, and auditing models to SBE, a new leadership position begins. SBE’s goals encompass the severity of the issue at hand, which is why there is no better person for the job than Steve Anderson. As a Social Entrepreneur, Olympic Gold Medal Coach, and Community Champion, Anderson takes over as President of the not-for-profit association SBE. Edward Henry states, “My choice to recruit Steve Anderson was because of his character, coaching background, competitive nature to overcome challenges, and his experience with a multi-faceted range of individuals.” Speaking to Anderson’s character, he doesn’t make excuses when doing the right thing. “Limited power is not an excuse for not doing the right thing.”

Along with Anderson’s motivating character, he is the first African American to coach an Olympic team in indoor or beach volleyball and the first to win an Olympic Gold Medal in either practice. Anderson is highly committed to being the driving force behind SBE to support ALL businesses. He, along with the efforts of SBE, will pave the way towards a better normal.

Our current actions reflect our future results. If we don’t continue putting in effort and showing our care for our businesses, we will continue losing pieces of our community and, in turn, our economy. Small businesses have experienced unfair measures and restrictions, putting them at risk for permanent closure. Continuous lockdowns are not a solution. “This current pandemic has cost over $20 trillion because we were not prepared,” said Edward Henry. The definition of insanity is to perform the same actions and expect different results. “We will do this over again if we don’t start changing the way we do things,” he added. The focus needs to be on Social Distance Compliance and universal protocols to preserve business continuity. If we want an improved normal, we need to stand by SmALL businesses and our communities. There is no better time than now to help businesses transition from lockdowns and longer than expected restrictions.

Register for Zoom Press Conference
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsde2rrjorHNwu-EbLrWmGCD9RyAUk9WEb

Location 10 Sunray Street, Suite 23
Whitby, Ontario L1N 9B5
Limited Space for TV Media only, call contacts below to confirm or email info@edwardhenry.com

Contact:
Steve Anderson, President of SmALL Business is Essential
(416) 779-8884
steveanderson.gold@gmail.com

Edward Henry, President of Edward Henry Company
info@edwardhenry.com
(647) 725-7575

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Wahsega Moves to a 250% Larger Facility to Accommodate Business Growth

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Wahsega is Moving to a new facility in Georgia

We’re proud to design, develop, and manufacture Wahsega hardware in Forsyth County, Georgia. This move helps us expand our product line and increase our production capacity to meet customer needs.”

— Greg Coonley, Wahsega President & CEO

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wahsega, a Safety IoT company, announces it is moving its manufacturing and engineering operations to a 250% larger facility in Alpharetta, Georgia to accommodate business growth.

After 3 years, Wahsega outgrew their Cumming, Georgia location, and moved to a state-of-the-art facility in Alpharetta, GA. The new space will be primarily for manufacturing, engineering, and warehousing. Sales, Marketing, and Accounting will remain in the Midtown Atlanta office at 75 Fifth Street, Suite 2170, Atlanta, GA 30308.

“We’re proud to design, develop, and manufacture Wahsega hardware in Forsyth County, Georgia. This move helps us expand our product line and increase our production capacity to continue to meet customer needs. We support American jobs and are committed to the highest standards of excellence.” – Greg Coonley, Wahsega, President & CEO

The new manufacturing and warehouse address for Wahsega, as of Tuesday, June 1, 2021, will be: 6755 Shiloh Rd E, Ste 101, Alpharetta, GA 30005

Wahsega’s flagship platform is Carina, all-in one paging, intercom, clock sync, and school bell scheduler solution used in schools and hospitals nationwide.

About Wahsega
Wahsega offers a next-generation mass notification and safety IoT platform called Carina. The Carina platform protects people and buildings by linking device management with building intelligence all through a single dashboard. Through the use of Carina intelligent devices, you can get the message out to everyone in and around your building during an emergency.
All Wahsega products are designed, developed and manufactured in the USA. For more information visit www.wahsega.com.

Wahsega
6755 Shiloh Rd E, Ste 101
Alpharetta, GA 30005
+1 (888) 509-2379
www.wahsega.com

Caroline Dunn
Wahsega
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Webinar Series Empowers Corporations and Educators to Solve the Digital Divide

Corporations get turnkey programs for giving, and educators get funding information.

Corporations learn how to set up giving programs in less than 48 hours, and schools learn strategies to acquire technology.

11 Million students on the wrong side of the digital divide don't have connectivity at home.

11 Million students on the wrong side of the digital divide don’t have connectivity at home.

Together we can solve the digital divide.

Together we can solve the digital divide by providing hot spots and laptops for students.

Sign up for the webinar series at DigitalWish.org right now.

We have an enormous challenge to spread the word right now — that’s why this series is so important. Most schools we talk to don’t even know the $7 billion in funding is coming.”

— Heather Chirtea, Executive Director, Digital Wish

MILTON, DE, US, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — COVID-19 revealed that access to the internet and computing devices is not equal across schools nationwide. Eleven million students lack internet connectivity at home and some schools are still closed due to the pandemic. This week the Delaware-based nonprofit Digital Wish is releasing “Solving the Digital Divide,” a webinar series that seeks to empower corporations and schools to close the gap in technology resources that keeps students disconnected from their education. The series educates schools on where the money is, how to get it, and what to do with it. It’s also a guide for corporations on replicating programs that allow them to easily give to those communities they care about the most. The episodes cover everything from how to set up a hot spot lending library, how to launch a corporate giving program in less than 48 hours and stories of how schools have integrated technology quickly and effectively, among other topics.

The release of the series comes when $7 billion in American Rescue Act funding has just passed in Congress. This is just one of the funds that’s been dedicated to closing the homework gap by covering the cost of laptops and hotspots for students.

According to Heather Chirtea, executive director of Digital Wish, “We have an enormous challenge to spread the word right now — that’s why this series is so important. Most schools we talk to don’t even know the $7 billion in funding is coming. The window to apply is likely to open in June right when schools get out, and run through the holiday when most educators are on vacation. We have a huge task to spread the word so that schools can prepare.”

For those that know the funding is coming, the race is on to get schools the money they need to reconnect students to their classwork and teachers.

“Every day we don’t solve the digital divide for a student, is one day further behind that they fall,” said Don Benton, assistant commissioner at the Arkansas Department of Education, Research and Technology Division. “It’s a corporate problem for those businesses that need to hire them when they graduate. We have a moral obligation to fix this problem.” Benton, who hosts one of the webinars, will explain how to make a large purchase of hotspots, the requirements, tips and successes from the trenches. His team jumped on the problem of solving the digital divide from the state level almost as soon as the COVID pandemic hit. He was able to purchase approximately 20,000 hotspots from three different vendors. He also posted a Facebook tutorial page on instructional technology that got 25,000 followers in the first week.

In addition to Benton, other hosts in the series include educators, principals, a librarian, Department of Education officials, technology and grant specialists. Digital Wish has teamed up with corporations, foundations, corporate speakers, and many school and state institutions to put together the webinar series, which explain programs, funding and initiatives that are available to “Solve the Digital Divide.” Webinars will be accompanied by practical links, steps, programs and solutions. A video archive with shared links will be available after every episode to encourage schools to craft copycat programs.

Schedule – “Solving the Digital Divide” Webinars:
Fri, May 28, 11:00:00 AM EST – Identifying What Money is Available for EdTech Funding Right Now
Tue., June 1, 11AM EST – Libraries: Setting up a Technology Lending Program and Assessing the Need
Tue., June 8, 3 PM EST – Connecting Every Student with $7 Billion in Funding
Thu., June 10, 12:30PM – Corporate Social Responsibility, Harnessing the Future Workforce
Tue., June 22, 10:30 AM EST – Funding On-Campus Connections with E-rate Support

…And in the Watch Now Archive:
– District Technology Adoption Strategies
– Women In Technology Solving the Digital Divide

More webinars are posting daily. For the complete schedule of episodes go to https://www.digitalwish.com/dw/digitalwish/webinars

Jennifer Miller
Digital Wish
jennifer@digitalwish.org
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StarNews Mobile & Orange Group Partner to Unlock Access to Video Content from Local Creators in Francophone Africa

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, StarNews Mobile, the leading mobile video network allowing celebrities and influencers to monetize their fan bases in Africa, announced its group agreement with Orange Content of Orange S.A. to provide its high-quality video platform to Orange’s 150M subscribers across 15 countries in Africa. Thanks to this alliance, StarNews Mobile and Orange will fulfill their shared commitment of providing Orange subscribers with the best, most relevant local video content while creating a new revenue model for talented yet often overlooked local African content creators.

The challenge is significant: there are 650 million mobile users in Africa, surpassing the number in the United States and Europe, and the vast majority of Africans receive their daily information from their mobile phones, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing mobile-only markets. Today, mobile video provides the best content experience, particularly given the high level of illiteracy. However, the cost of a decent internet-enabled device is still prohibitive, as high as nearly 400% of the monthly income in many countries. Furthermore, video streaming uses a lot of data and data prices remain high for the mass market consumer. As a result of these challenges, current mobile streaming solutions are inadequate for the continent and the current business models are unable to provide real income for the millions of talented content creators in Africa.

This agreement with Orange, the leading telecommunications operators in Francophone Africa, marks a significant step toward providing an economically viable model that will ensure quality local content is created in Africa and delivered to the local consumers.

“The partnership with Orange represents an enormous boost in our expansion strategy as we continue to create partnerships with countless deserving content creators across the African continent who work hard to produce beautiful content, whether it’s music, sports, comedy, or entertainment,” said Guy Kamgaing, CEO of StarNews Mobile. “As StarNews services become more accessible and provide a one-of-kind streaming experience to people through an affordable subscription fee, we believe consumption of local content over mobile in Africa will take off in a massive way. Having now worked with Orange in Cameroon for over a year, they have shown us their dedication to support this movement and with their pan-African footprint, we will be able to quickly offer this same opportunity to any local content creator from Douala today to Abidjan, Dakar, Bamako, Conakry or Madagascar tomorrow. Thanks to Orange, creating a local content ecosystem in Africa will become a reality.”

StarNews Mobile has built a service that excels in its simplicity, affordability and content appeal. Utilizing proprietary technology to facilitate a two-sided marketplace, StarNews Mobile helps content creators make money from their talent while allowing consumers to enjoy streaming content on their modest mobile phones at a low price. Subscribers can enjoy content from a variety of channels including daily news, entertainment, sports, fashion, cooking and more.

Launched in the Ivory Coast in 2017, StarNews Mobile, is an opportunity for any content creator to connect with millions of young, eager fans across the continent and the diaspora while creating a sustainable new income source. The StarNews network provides a springboard and a spotlight for new and emerging content creators from Africa and around the world.

Today, StarNews Mobile is available in the Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, South Africa and Nigeria with Ghana, Benin and Senegal coming soon. StarNews Mobile has established partnerships with large pan-African mobile operators such as MTN, Moov and now Orange in order to distribute exclusive and quality video content directly to users.

For more information about StarNews Mobile, please visit: https://www.starnewsmobile.com/.

About Orange
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42.3 billion euros in 2020 and 142,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2020, including 82,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 259 million customers worldwide as of 31 December 2020, including 214 million mobile customers and 22 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its new "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.

About StarNews Mobile
StarNews Mobile is a network of mobile video channels that allows celebrities and brands to monetize their fan bases in Africa, the world’s fastest-growing mobile market. StarNews Mobile works with popular local and international stars in Africa to create exclusive and addictive short videos that fans are eager to pay for. StarNews has managed to build strong distribution and marketing partnerships with pan-African mobile operators (such as MTN, Orange and Moov), and strategic relationships with big entertainment giants like Universal Music, Sony as well as hundreds of local African creators.

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