5G Americas announces new report on progress towards 5G Cellular IoT
BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the publication of LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things to outline the technological advancements that will support the growing markets for wearables, health care, connected vehicles, and more Internet of Things (IoT). This market is predicted to be a key business driver of the telecom industry and its upcoming next generation. IoT will require new technology requirements for its varied use cases. More recently, the industry has created the term Massive IoT (MIoT), referring to the connection for potentially tens of billions of devices and machines, that will require further definition in the standards for LTE and later for 5G.
“Some cellular service providers in the U.S. are already adding more IoT connections than mobile phone connections, and the efforts at 3GPP in defining standards for the successful deployment of a wide variety of services across multiple industries will contribute to the growing success for consumers and the enterprise,” noted Jean Au, Staff Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and co-leader of 5G Americas whitepaper LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things.
Today, Low-Power Wide-Area (LPWA) is already gaining attention and it is anticipated that cellular-based technologies such as LTE-M (Machine) and Narrowband-IoT (NB-IoT) will become the leading LPWA standards by 2020. Operators can choose from several Cellular IoT (CIoT) technologies based on their spectrum portfolio, legacy networks, and requirements of their offered services.
LTE-M is the commercial term for enhanced Machine-Type Communication (eMTC) LPWA technology published in the 3GPP Release 13 specification along with NB-IoT. Both technologies will continue to evolve in subsequent releases. They are supported by the vast majority of all major mobile manufacturers and can co-exist with 2G, 3G, and 4G cellular networks. As they are 3GPP-standardized and run on licensed spectrum, they offer clear advantages over non-cellular IoT technologies with technical features such as carrier-grade security.
The generic requirements for IoT are low cost, energy efficiency, ubiquitous coverage, and scalability (ability to support a large number of connected machines in a network). In the 3GPP Release 13 standard, eMTC and NB-IoT meet the generic IoT requirements: they support in-band or guard band operations; device cost and complexity are reduced; a large quantity of IoT devices can be supported in a network; and battery life is extended. 3GPP Release 14 in 2017 introduces enhanced mobility, Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), support of higher data rates, broadcast (enhanced Multicast Downlink transmission) and improved positioning capabilities, among other innovations for CIoT.
“Whereas 4G has been driven by device proliferation, bandwidth hungry mobile services, and dynamic information access, 5G will also be driven by IoT applications,” remarked Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications, 5G Americas. “There will be a wide range of IoT use cases in the future, and the market is now expanding toward both Massive IoT deployment as well as more advanced solutions that may be categorized as Critical IoT.”
To reach massive scale, which is defined by 3GPP as at least 1 million devices per square kilometer, mobile networks must more efficiently support the simplest devices that communicate infrequently, and are ultra-energy efficient so they can deliver an extremely long ten-year battery life. The requirement would be for low-cost devices with low energy consumption and good coverage. Alternatively, Critical IoT applications will have very high demands for reliability, availability, and low latency which could be enabled by LTE or 5G capabilities. Declining modem costs, evolving LTE functionality and 5G capabilities are all expected to extend the range of applications for critical IoT deployments. However, many use cases exist between these two extremes, which today rely on 2G, 3G or 4G connectivity.
“Network connectivity is essential for the IoT and there are many wireless access technologies currently in use. However, given the wide variety of use cases, environments and requirements, no single connectivity technology or standard can adequately serve all use cases, so this is where development of multiple 3GPP cellular technology standards can cater to the future. 3GPP is keeping up with the growth of IoT to address the market demand,” confirmed Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas.
LTE Progress Leading to the 5G Massive Internet of Things was written by co-leaders Betsy Covell, Nokia Bell Labs Senior Standards Manager and Jean Au, Staff Manager, Technical Marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. as well as Vicki Livingston of 5G Americas and representatives from member companies on 5G Americas’ Board of Governors who participated in the development of this white paper. The whitepaper is available for free download.
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org.
5G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
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Retail Pro International Adds Reseller in Mexico, Increasing Specialty Retail Access to Unified Retail Pro POS
Retail Pro International deepens investment in Mexico specialty retail with addition of another reseller partnership, POS Latinoamericana.
Folsom, CA, Jan. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Retail Pro International, developer of global, flexible Retail Pro POS platform, announces deeper investment in Mexico retail by expanding their existing local reseller channel in partnership with Naucalpan-based IT company, POS Latinoamericana.
Specialty retailers will benefit most from this partnership, gaining greater access to software that top retailers like Samsonite, Puma, Oakley, Adidas, Diesel and Under Armour use to centrally manage in-store and ecommerce retail – Retail Pro.
Current efforts for Retail Pro International include a focus on helping retailers unify data and operations in Retail Pro, a platform store-management software. Unified data gives end-to-end visibility, helping retailers accomplish the following:
Uncover areas for performance improvement
Improve replenishment across channels
Increase efficiency in store operations
Retail Pro International CEO, Kerry Lemos, comments, “Mexico has sophisticated retailers, with high demand for modern POS technology that helps maximize ROI with better data-driven store management. We are pleased to meet that need with the introduction of more Retail Pro resellers to serve this market.”
Retail Pro International VP of Channel Sales for Latin America, Shaff Kassam, adds, “Retailers are equipped to make the most of their Retail Pro software through our Retail Pro Business Partners. Our partners offer local IT support and training for retailers’ IT teams and provide technical expertise and consulting for tailoring Retail Pro software to a retailers’ needs and regional requirements.”
The developer currently supports 54,000+ retailers in 130+ countries via Business Partner services. The availability of this local support in regions worldwide gives retailers advantage when expanding to new markets in the global economy.
POS Latinoamericana CEO Hector Jaramillo comments, “We look forward to helping Mexico retailers improve productivity and competitiveness with Retail Pro software. Because the technology is localized for Mexico and is easily customized for a retailer’s specific business operations, we believe retailers will be better positioned to respond quickly to industry change and increase profitability.”
ESS Technology Introduces Suite of USB CODECs featuring Audiophile SABRE DACs
MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ESS Technology, the industry leader in audio and analog design, announced today a series of USB Low-Power Audiophile CODECs that feature QUAD DAC™ Technology. Intended for use in headsets and audio adaptors that demand high-quality sound, the new line of CODECs can support end-to-end audiophile quality. The family is built around a low-power USB controller that supports USB 1.1 & 2.0, and can handle audio data rates up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM. At its heart is the legendary SABRE® DAC audio converter with HyperStream® II modulation that provides the ultimate in sound quality and stable sound field. The integrated headphone amp delivers that performance all the way to the headsets with up to 2.0Vrms output voltage, ensuring plenty of headroom for demanding headsets.
The highly-integrated parts also include all the needed blocks to make designing a USB audio system simple, including jack detect, button detection and GPIO inputs/outputs for custom buttons or switches. Reference designs are available for USB-C audio adaptors and USB-C headsets, and the parts can be easily customized using external EEPROM.
The ES9281PRO is the flagship of the new line and can provide best-in-class audio performance at 124 dB DNR and -112 Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N).
The ES9281PRO is the first USB product to offer an integrated hardware MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) renderer that makes MQA playback easy and cost-efficient. MQA technology is becoming widely accepted as the standard for distributing ultra-high-quality music across a variety of platforms. The encoding process folds extra information into the signal that can be recovered later. The subsequent “unfolding” process takes place in two steps: the first unfold, called Core Decoding, can be done on most DSP systems, including software included in smartphone applications. The final step in the unfolding, called rendering, needs to be done in tight cooperation with the DAC. The ES9281PRO will automatically detect the MQA stream and engage the rendering; the entire process requires no additional design work.
An integrated Audio Signal Processor (ASP) allows for creating real-time audio filters for use as Active Noise Cancelation (ANC), customized Parametric Equalizer (PEQ), Sidetone, or other filter-based audio effects.
The ES9280PRO offers the same impressive audiophile features as the ES9281PRO but without the MQA rendering. Both products feature a wide range of additional input formats beyond USB. In addition to the standard microphone support, they feature stereo line input and 8-channel I2S, allowing it to act as USB audio bridge for desktop audio player applications.
The third product in the line, The ES9270, offers a streamlined solution focused on creating high-quality headsets and dongles. The ES9270 can provide 117 dB DNR and -110 Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise (THD+N) and features the same low-power audio controller as the flagship, without the ASP or I2S bridge. These parts are ideal for mainstream USB-C headsets and adaptors that still want great sound.
Samples, evaluation boards, and reference designs are available now for all three parts; in addition, the ES9281PRO will be featured for listening in the ESS demo suite at the 2019 CES show in Las Vegas, January 8th – 11th. For more information, contact your local sales representative.
Suneratech Named as Most Innovative Cloud Managed Services Provider Partner of Oracle
Woodridge, IL — (ReleaseWire) — 10/26/2018 — Suneratech has been named as Most Innovative Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner. In a recent annual audit by an Oracle authorized external auditor, Suneratech showed a very strong commitment to Oracle Cloud as evidenced by providing Managed Services on Oracle Cloud for customers with application deployments (both Oracle and Non-Oracle) with Oracle IaaS and Oracle PaaS.
Oracle Cloud Managed Service Providers (MSPs) qualify into the program by exemplifying their capacity to manage customers’ cloud infrastructure, and/or end-user systems, and provide services including cloud advisory, service migration, DevOps, provisioning and orchestration, monitoring, 24×7 monitoring, incidence and change management, and cloud optimization, among many others.
“The Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) program identifies and recognizes partners who have skills, tools and processes to build, deploy, run, and manage Oracle and non-Oracle workloads on Oracle Cloud Platform. Suneratech’s cloud experts have a profound understanding and capabilities in helping customers adopt, migrate, and implement a range of Oracle Cloud initiatives enabling enterprises towards their successful digital transformation journey,” said Ravi Reddy, CEO of Suneratech.
Suneratech’s services that complement the Oracle Cloud include:
– Cloud-led business transformation services
– Cloud workload management for Oracle and other public and private cloud systems
– Multi-cloud and Hybrid IT application integration and orchestration services
“Many customers of Oracle want to migrate application and database workloads to cloud infrastructure, add cloud platform to extend and modernize their applications, and digitalize the business processes. Organizations can leverage Suneratech’s cloud capabilities to adopt cloud and make their digital transformation journey. Being an Oracle MSP means that Suneratech can directly provide Oracle Cloud Services to customers as part of any hybrid IT or modernization project” said Sreeni Setty, VP of Cloud Solutions, Suneratech.
“Suneratech’s performance and compliance to the requirements of the Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider Accreditation was exemplary. The capabilities and competencies evidenced reinforced Suneratech’s recognition as the #1 Oracle’s Velocity Cloud Partner at the Oracle Digital Town Hall 2018. Suneratech’s Oracle Cloud Managed Services portfolio across IaaS, PaaS, SaaS & TaaS is powered by a wide spectrum of innovative automation, tooling and industry assets thus rendering the ability to deliver significant thought leadership and operational efficiencies for Suneratech customers in Oracle Cloud Managed Services” quoted Natrajh V Narayann, Lead Auditor & MSP Partner Transformation Consultant, Information Security Systems International, LLC
The key strengths of Suneratech as a Cloud MSP include the following in the audit report :
Providing Managed Services on Oracle Cloud Platform for customers with application deployments (both Oracle and Non-Oracle) with Oracle IaaS and Oracle PaaS.
Suneratech demonstrates a strong pre-sales expertise to assist customers in their unique journey to the cloud in Oracle IaaS and PaaS offerings in the areas of Data Management and Infrastructure.
Suneratech has also been recognized to have a very mature and a well-established practice in implementing Oracle Cloud Dev-Ops with the aid of in-house automation tools such as DOX and CloudTestr. These are extensively used for supporting application development for Oracle EBS.
Suneratech is well positioned for delivering projects on Oracle Cloud with their reference architectures, custom images, custom scripts and cookbooks, and solution accelerators. Examples are Reference Architectures for Oracle Infrastructure, Data Management & Application Development PaaS Services, Custom scripts and cookbooks for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Data Management, Integration, Analytics Platform Services”
Sunera Technologies Inc. which includes Sunera Technologies Pvt. Ltd, together known as ‘Suneratech’, with Headquarters in Chicago, USA, and has offices in India, Canada, Australia with now close to 1,000 employees serve a broad range of industries of Automobile, Manufacturing, ISV’s, Financials, Healthcare, etc., since 2008. Suneratech is Oracle Cloud Standard and Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. More recently, since 2016, Suneratech has been delivering Managed Services on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) Cloud Services. Suneratech also has strong expertise in implementing Oracle Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with a focus on Oracle ERP, HCM, and CX Cloud Services.
Suneratech offers digital transformation of enterprise companies through IT automation and digital solutions to Oracle customers. This includes the supply chain IoT platform-eSeal, the intelligent Bot-enabled customer support platform-Meltag, the test automation platform-Cloudtestr, the DevOps automation platform-DOX, and the cloud application management solution-CLOQ. Based on its proprietary SWITCH framework, Suneratech enables companies to transition to digital through automation, migration, and innovation with its comprehensive suite of services and solutions.