ZenFi enhances wireless connectivity with unprecedented bandwidth

ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, has announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will attend the Mobile World Congress taking place February 27th to March 2nd, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Mr. LaChance will be available to share insights on how ZenFi’s three-pronged approach enables wireless connectivity in an increasingly wireless and broadband-connected world. First, ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul,…

February 20, 2017
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Colo Atl provides data center briefings for executives at FISPALIVE

Colo Atl, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection solutions in Atlanta, GA, announces today that Brian Savory, Business Development Consultant for Colo Atl, will serve as panelist at the FISPA 2017 Hybrid Service Provider Conference, or FISPALIVE, taking place Feb. 15th-17th, 2017 in Nashville, TN. FISPALIVE is a forum for owner-operators and C-level executives of local and regional telecommunications companies to learn, share, and teach, as well…

February 20, 2017
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Project Loon balloon to beam the internet

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February 17, 2017

An internet-beaming balloon factory spun out of Google believes it can outmaneuver the wind. In doing so, the 4-year-old ‘Project Loon’ says it will be able to bring remote parts of the world online more quickly with a smaller fleet of the balloons than it previously thought. Engineers involved in the eccentric project, a part of the X Lab owned by Google’s corporate parent Alphabet Inc., say they have come…

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Laser efficiency boosted by ‘lossless’ metamaterial

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February 17, 2017

A material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices has been developed by engineers at the University of California San Diego. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics. The discovery addresses one of the biggest challenges in the field of photonics: minimizing loss of optical (light-based) signals in devices known as plasmonic metamaterials. Plasmonic metamaterials…

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Saelig launches ultra-low jitter oscillators

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February 16, 2017

Saelig has launched the EQHJ series Oscillators designed by frequency control specialist Euroquartz, offering ultra-low phase jitter. The oscillators provide a precision LVCMOS output from a supply voltage of 1.8, 2.5 or 3.3V. The EQHJ series oscillators deliver frequency stability from ±25ppm over the whole industrial temperature range of −40 to +85°C. Three industry standard surface mount packages are available – 7.0×5.0×1.4mm, 5.0×3.2×1.2mm and 3.2×2.5×1.0mm. Current consumption ranges from 3mA…

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Automotive Gigabit Ethernet put into effect

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February 7, 2017

KDPOF – a leading supplier for automotive gigabit connectivity over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – has announced the sampling of the first automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF) transceiver in 2017. “With the KDPOF KD1053, we are proud to introduce the first fully integrated automotive transceiver that implements the physical layer of Gigabit Ethernet over POF,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “Optimized for low power and small footprint,…

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Colo Atl selected to extend network reach for Columbia County

Colo Atl, the provider of carrier-neutral colocation, data center and interconnection services at 55 Marietta Street in Atlanta, GA, has announced that Columbia County Community Broadband Utility (C³BU), has selected Colo Atl’s downtown Atlanta facility for colocation and data center services. A Fiber Network Owner Alliance (FNA) member, Columbia County Community Broadband Utility (C³BU) owns and operates over 210 route miles of fiberoptic open-access network in Columbia County, Georgia. By…

February 1, 2017
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Communication through thoughts with brain-computer interface

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February 1, 2017

According to a paper published January 31st, in PLOS Biology, a brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate could revolutionize the lives of those living with completely locked-in syndrome. Counter to expectations, the participants in the study reported being ‘happy’, despite their extreme condition. The research was conducted by a multinational team, led by Professor Niels Birbaumer, at the Wyss Center for Bio and…

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US Department of Transportation to require all cars to have V2V communications

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January 31, 2017

If a new rule is approved, United States Department of Transportation (DoT) might require new cars to include vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. At the moment the new rule to make the V2V system required on all new light-vehicles is only a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, a required notification from the Department of Transportation. It is now open to a comment period of 90 days. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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EdgeConneX to co-sponsor and speak at Metro Connect USA 2017

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January 31, 2017

EdgeConneX, specializing in global infrastructure at the edge of the network, announces today its chief technology officer, Don MacNeil, will speak at Metro Connect USA 2017. The company will also co-sponsor the event, which takes place January 31st-February 1st, 2017 at the Nobu Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort in Miami, FL. On Tuesday, January 31st at 4pm, Mr. MacNeil will participate on the panel, “The Edge: The Importance of Becoming…

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