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IOGEAR Extends Industry-Leading Family of Connectivity Solutions with Launch of Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station

GTD733 Enables Users to Create the Ultimate 5K or Dual 4K Display, and Transfer Data at Speeds up to 40Gbps Through a Single Thunderbolt 3/USB-C Expansion Port

IRVINE, Calif. – July 10, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced the availability of the GTD733 Thunderbolt 3 Quantum Docking Station. The new docking station provides a robust, high-speed solution for connecting external monitors, storage devices, and computer accessories to a MacBook Pro or Windows laptop using a single Thunderbolt 3 port.

The IOGEAR Thunderbolt 3 Docking Station, which provides up to 15W of power via USB-C for charging the laptop, provides a wide variety of connectivity options and delivers blazing fast data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps to the laptop’s Thunderbolt 3 port. The docking station features two USB-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1) ports, one USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) port, audio input and output jacks, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and supports external 4K and 5K monitors through a DisplayPort and Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port.

Key Features of the IOGEAR Thunderbolt 3 Quantum Docking Station

• Dual 4K or 5K Resolution – Connect two 4K displays with nearly 16 million more pixels than an HDTV or connect the latest generation 5K display to enjoy the astonishing resolution, contrast and color depth of photos, videos and applications.

• High-Speed Data Transfers – Data transfer speeds up to 40Gbps is eight times faster than USB 3.0, allowing the transfer of a full 4K movie in under 30 seconds. Ease of use and unprecedented speed makes it an ideal connectivity solution for high-performance workstations.

• Connect Multiple Devices via a Single Port – Provides 5K or dual 4K video, audio, Gigabit Ethernet, USB-C and USB-A ports to expand the capacity and capability of a laptop computer using a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. A Thunderbolt 3 expansion port enables users to daisy chain up to five additional Thunderbolt 3 devices such as storage devices or an external GPU video box.

“The demands on today’s workforce to maximize productivity wherever they are and whenever they can is driving the reliance on laptop computers as their primary tool both in the office and on the road,” explained David Lin, Product Manager at IOGEAR. “While laptops that are compact and light are ideal for computing outside of the office, for maximum versatility and productivity the laptop needs to be able to be easily integrated into a desktop workstation environment. Our new Thunderbolt 3 docking station allows users to instantly turn the laptop into a powerful workstation by simply connecting a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.”

The GTD733 Thunderbolt 3 Quantum Docking Station carries a limited one-year warranty and is available now at a MSRP of $299.95. For more information on the new IOGEAR Thunderbolt 3 docking station, or other award-winning, innovative IOGEAR connectivity solutions, please visit www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for additional industry, company and product details.

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of end consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

©2017 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Ken Hagihara
Media Relations Representative for IOGEAR
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
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Fluke Networks’ LinkWare™ Live Reaches Industry Milestone, Five Million Certification Test Results Uploaded to Date

The industry’s fastest growing cloud-based cable certification project management system currently averages 300,000 results per month

Everett, Wash., July 10, 2017 – Fluke Networks today announced that its cloud-based LinkWare Live service has reached a significant milestone – contractors and cable installers have uploaded more than five million test results to date. Today’s installers are able manage and analyze complex certification jobs and upload the results from anywhere with Fluke Networks Versiv family of testers via LinkWare Live.

Installers are reaping the benefits of more efficient workflows based on LinkWare Live. Technicians upload results from the jobsite over Wi-Fi, avoiding the time and expense of driving testers back to the office. Project Managers can set up testers, track job progress, and receive notification of testing mistakes, even while away from the jobsite. LinkWare Live also tracks the last used location and calibration status of testers, reducing project delays. Jobs get done faster, and reports delivered to customers sooner, leading contractors to report gains of up to 20 percent in efficiency.

The use of LinkWare Live by customers is accelerating, now averaging over 300,000 test results uploaded per month – up nearly 50 percent from just 12 months ago, making it the industry’s fastest-growing cloud-based cable certification project management service.

During Beta Testing PowerCOM Recognized LinkWare Live Would Increase Productivity and Profits

Pacific Northwest-based PowerCOM has been using LinkWare Live for two years, starting as a beta tester and was instrumental in the development of Fluke Networks’ cloud service. Today PowerCOM uses LinkWare Live to manage, test and certify copper and fiber cabling it installs in large construction projects to ensure that the communication solutions it provides are stable and reliable for its business customers, which include some of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest.

“Being able to remotely set-up projects with LinkWare Live has eliminated return trips to customer sites caused by invalid test reports due to improper test set-up. This has significantly reduced the time wasted and total miles driven by employees and cut down on wear and tear to our vehicle fleet. We saw these same benefits during beta testing,” said C.J. Santeford, Operations Manager for PowerCOM Bothell, Wash. office who headed up the company’s use of Fluke Networks LinkWare Live starting with beta testing the cloud service. “LinkWare Live has improved our productivity on projects and increased profits by reducing the amount of time and labor spent tracking down test units and downloading and reporting test results.”

Point 1 Relies on LinkWare Live to Manage Increased Demand for Fiber Installation Services

Two years ago, Point 1 started experiencing a surge in demand for fiber installation, troubleshooting and certification. The Livermore, California-based contractor jumped on the opportunity and standardized on Fluke Networks Versiv family of testers, and adopted the LinkWare Live cloud-based service to improve planning and management of projects and testers, and streamline the process of reporting certification results to its clients, which range from data centers to healthcare providers. They also took advantage of LinkWare Live’s integration with the Brother LabelLink application to quickly generate labels from the LinkWare Live database.

“Fluke Networks Versiv testers and LinkWare Live provide Point 1 the ability to demonstrate superior job control and provide quick response to clients, saving all parties time and money,” said Bob Figone, Group Executive for Point 1. “LinkWare Live gives us the means to provide our clients professional cable certification, identification, location, and fault prevention services across all of their projects, no matter where they are located.”

LinkWare Live Helps E2 Optics Deliver Enterprise-Grade Services on World’s Most Complex Data Center Jobs

E2 Optics specializes in designing, engineering and installing structured cabling and advanced IT systems for companies who own and operate the world’s largest and most complex data centers. These world-class technology companies turn to E2 given its expertise and unique approach in delivering enterprise-grade technology and customer service. Today, E2 has more than 250 employees working on projects in North America and Europe, and it’s one of the fastest-growing structured cabling companies in the U.S.

“E2 Optics chose LinkWare Live to improve the planning and management of our data center projects that are underway in the US, Canada and Europe,” said Casey Canada, Manager of Field Operations, E2 Optics. “The LinkWare Live cloud-service provides huge savings on our large datacenter jobs – up to 500,000 links. We load all the project settings into LinkWare Live, and our field techs access the single database with their multiple testers. This saves the time of setting up each tester, and, more importantly, eliminates errors.

“For example, we’ve had instances where techs made minor errors entering cable ID’s, such as using dashes instead of periods. In order to get the results accepted, we’ve had to dedicate as many as three associates to review the ID’s in the test results and modify them as necessary. LinkWare Live eliminated this hassle,” said Canada.

Fluke Networks Worked with Installers to Design Ground Breaking LinkWare Live Cloud Service

“In developing LinkWare Live, we looked closely at the daily challenges that installers were facing,” said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “They told us that they often wasted time applying incorrect test limits and were frustrated at the time delay between testing and being able to generate reports, not to mention the project delays caused by misplaced, lost or stolen testers. We created LinkWare Live to eliminate these challenges, and to enable installers to complete each job on time and on budget. To achieve the milestone of five million test results uploaded so quickly is a testament to the value that LinkWare Live brings to businesses.”

LinkWare Live also features an easy-to-use device tracking and management capability based on Google Wi-Fi location services to reduce the likelihood that testers are lost or misplaced. Not only is it possible to monitor the last used location, but the software also checks that each device is always calibrated and running the latest firmware. To save additional time, LinkWare Live allows installers to send cable IDs and test settings straight to Brother labelers at the jobsite for seamless labelling.

For more information about LinkWare Live’s capabilities or to sign up for a free trial, please visit: www.flukenetworks.com/linkwarelive.

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. From installing the most advanced data centers to restoring service in the worst weather, our combination of legendary reliability and unmatched performance ensure jobs are done efficiently. The company’s flagship products include the innovative LinkWare Live — the world’s first cloud-connected cable certification capability –introduced in late 2014. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.




IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader Enables Access to Secure Systems from Newest USB-C and Thunderbolt-Enabled Computers

TAA-Compliant GSR205 Enables Military, Government and Private Sector Workers to Access Secure Systems Using Common Access Card (CAC) or Smart Cards

IRVINE, Calif. – June 28, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced the availability of the GSR205 USB-C CAC Reader. The TAA-compliant USB Common Access Card (CAC) Reader enables military, government and private sector workers to access secure systems such as computers, point-of-sale terminals, and network systems, using their CAC or Smart cards.

The new IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader is designed to enable secure system access in the government, banking and healthcare sectors, using the latest USB-C and Thunderbolt-enabled desktop and laptop computers. The USB-C CAC Reader features a portable design with power and scan LED indicators, and provides fast 825kbps read speed with multi-protocol support.

Key Features of the IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader

• USB-C Connectivity – Uses the latest USB-C technology to keep up with technology demands driven by the new generation of faster, lighter laptop computers. Provides super-fast transfer speeds to minimize the time required to authenticate the user to the classified network.

• Minimize Misalignment Errors – Physical contact readers in the USB-C CAC Reader are designed to eliminate misalignment and reduce the possibility of misreading the CAC or Smart cards.

The IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader, which supports CAC cards programmed with a Personal Identification Verification (PIV) chip, is EMV2000 Level 1 approved and supports 3V and 5V cards. It also meets the ISO7816 Smart Card standard for Class A, B and C cards.

“The technology behind connectivity interfaces evolves and changes with each new generation of desktop and laptop hardware as the demand for faster transfer speeds and smaller devices continues to grow,” explained David Lin, Product Manager at IOGEAR. “As the new generation of computers transitions to the use of USB-C ports, with some laptops moving exclusively to this interface for connectivity to external devices, our new USB-C CAC reader will enable users to transition to the latest computing technology without having to worry about losing their access to the critical systems and applications required by their employers.”

The GSR205 USB-C CAC Reader carries a limited three-year warranty and is available now at a MSRP of $29.95. For more information on the new IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader or other members of IOGEAR’s growing portfolio of USB-C connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com. Follow IOGEAR on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube for additional industry, company and product details.

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR offers a broad range of solutions to meet the needs of end consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

©2017 IOGEAR. All rights reserved. IOGEAR and the IOGEAR logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of IOGEAR. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Media Contact:
Ken Hagihara
Media Relations Representative for IOGEAR
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101
ken@integritypr.net

 

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Keating Technologies Awarded Employer of the Year for York Region District School Board’s Cooperative Education Program

Markville Secondary School has awarded Keating Technologies Employer of the Year in recognition of Keating’s contributions to the students in the Cooperative Education Program. This program integrates classroom learning with the workplace environment that best match each student’s field of interest. Completing this program provide students with credits towards their high school diploma.

Keating has partnered with the York Region District School Board for the past six years in this program to give students the opportunity to utilize their classroom knowledge in a workplace environment and gain valuable practical experience. Primarily focused in the accounting and finance departments at Keating, the program has been led by Keating’s Vice President of Finance and Administration, James A. Woolley.

About YRDSB

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 123,000 students in 176 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.

About Keating
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing more than $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

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IOGEAR Launches Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

GUC211V Enables Diagnosing and Troubleshooting of Servers, ATMs, PoS Systems, CPUs from a Laptop, Eliminating Cost and Complexity of Traditional Crash Cart Systems

IRVINE, Calif. – May 24, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small-to medium-sized businesses, has made it easier and quicker to diagnose and troubleshoot computers with the launch of the GUC211V Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter. Ideal for data centers, IT departments, refurbishing centers, or kiosk services, the TAA-compliant adapter greatly reduces labor and hardware costs by replacing expensive and cumbersome rolling crash carts with a single laptop computer.

Compatible with Windows, and soon Linux-based computers, the IOGEAR Crash Cart Adapter connects a laptop to a target computer via a USB Type A port and VGA port enabling the user to interact with the computer using the laptop’s display, keyboard, and touchpad. For ease of use, the Crash Cart Adapter includes a six-foot USB cable which allows ample distance between the target computer and the laptop and makes it easy to move between computers in fast-paced environments.

Key Features of the IOGEAR Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

• Ease-of-Use – Connect the Crash Cart Adapter to a laptop and to the USB Type A and VGA ports of a target computer, kiosk or server, and run an executable file; programmable hotkeys and macros save time on common tasks; provides BIOS-level access to the target computer;

• Plug-n-Play – The hot-pluggable Crash Cart Adapter does not require any software to operate; supports DVI and DisplayPort connections using IOGEAR adapters;

• Robust Functionality – Supports bi-directional file transfer between connected laptop and computer; perform OS patching, software installation, and diagnostic testing on the remote computer; video recording and capture of remote computer, Mouse DynaSync™ automatically synchronizes the laptop and connected computer’s mouse movements; on-screen virtual keyboard with multi-language support; firmware upgradable.

“The sheer number of computers being deployed without local user consoles is increasing exponentially making it inefficient, inconvenient and often impossible, to troubleshoot and maintain them using traditional crash cart systems,” explained Irma Pietojo, Product Manager at IOGEAR. “Our new Crash Cart Adapter significantly reduces hardware and labor costs by replacing crash cart systems with a simple laptop computer. Through a single USB connection on the laptop, and a USB and VGA connection on the target computer, our portable adapter makes it quick and easy for an IT professional to troubleshoot and maintain the computer without having to carry around a separate display, keyboard, mouse, and cables.”

The GUC211V Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter carries a limited three-year warranty and is available now at a MSRP of $349.95. For more information on the IOGEAR Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter, or other award-winning, innovative IOGEAR connectivity solutions, please visit www.iogear.com.

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

IOGEAR provides consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers with attractive, reliable, high-performance products and solutions that help them connect their devices to improve productivity and efficiency. The company offers a broad range of solutions including: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.

IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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Media Contact:
Ken Hagihara
Media Relations Representative for IOGEAR
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101
ken@integritypr.net

Left to right: Chuck Dykstra (Fluke Networks), Rick Neufeld (Keating Technologies), Eric Corej (Fluke Networks), Peter Hachey (Fluke Networks), Raul Villafranca (Keating Technologies)Left to right: Chuck Dykstra (Fluke Networks), Rick Neufeld (Keating Technologies), Eric Corej (Fluke Networks), Peter Hachey (Fluke Networks), Raul Villafranca (Keating Technologies)


BICSI Canadian Conference & Exhibition 2017 – Fluke Network Booth with Both Fluke and Keating Sales

Keating Technologies and Fluke Network partner together at the BISCI Canadian Conference & Exhibition 2017 on May 8 -11, at the Vancouver Convention Centre. BISCI is the worldwide association for cabling design and installation professionals and the conference which takes place every other year is for all types of individuals in the information and communications technology community.

On the Monday prior to the event the Keating and Fluke team invited a dozen Fluke Networks customers to Fluke Park in Everett, Washington to visit Fluke Networks headquarters. This was a great opportunity for the customers to meet Fluke Networks management, product developers and the technical assistance service group they interact with, and for them to ask questions and make recommendations on the products they use.  

Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada awards Alex Nobile and Larry Keating the honour of the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market.


Keating Technologies Earns Top Performance Honours at the 2017 Fluke Networks Channel Sales Kick-Off in Miami

Fluke Networks Canada aligned with Keating Technologies more than three years ago to manage and grow its Canadian IT channel and ecommerce initiative coast to coast, as well as the responsibility to manage its frontline market in Western Canada. “Since that time our brand has seen sustained core growth in these areas” says Eric Corej, country manager for Fluke Networks Canada. “Keating Technologies’ commitment to our brand in Canada is best in class and their passion for our products and for quality service is authentic and contagious. The Keating team’s performance in 2016 earned them the 2016 Top Representative partner award for the Canadian market. Congratulations to the Keating Technologies team!”

Fluke Networks is the worldwide leader in certification, troubleshooting, and installation tools for professionals who install and maintain critical network cabling infrastructure. “Fluke Networks has a focused and well-supported approach to the market that partners appreciate and customers can depend on,” said Alex Nobile, VP Sales and General Manager of Keating Technologies. “Growing their business as a contributor to the Fluke Canada team is a pleasure. Thank you Fluke Networks for recognizing our success with you.”

About Keating Technologies
Keating Technologies, headquartered in Markham, Ontario is a three-time winner of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program.  As Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, the company has been responsible for bringing  more than  $1 billion in technology products and services to Canadian businesses and consumers. Keating provides Total Market Management services, including sales, marketing, and customer support through its offices in Markham, Vancouver and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

About Fluke Networks
Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network performance monitoring and diagnostics solutions designed to streamline issue resolution and ensure an optimal end-user experience—even in today’s borderless enterprise. Leading organizations worldwide trust Fluke Networks to help solve their toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, SaaS, mobility, unified communications and data centers. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.FlukeNetworks.com.