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Left to right: Chuck Dykstra – Fluke Networks, Alex Nobile – Keating Technologies, Amelia Mannarino – Impact Technical Products, Raul Villafranca – Keating Technologies, and Eric Corej – Fluke Networks.Left to right: Chuck Dykstra – Fluke Networks, Alex Nobile – Keating Technologies, Amelia Mannarino – Impact Technical Products, Raul Villafranca – Keating Technologies, and Eric Corej – Fluke Networks.


Keating Technologies Receives Fluke Networks Sales Achievement Award

On February 26th to 28th, 2018 Keating Technologies attended Mach ’18 – the Fluke Networks 2018 Sales Kickoff event in Seattle and Everett, Washington. This was a worldwide event with attendees from North America, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

During the Monday night Sales Awards Reception and Banquet, Keating Technologies received the Fluke Networks Sales Achievement Award for Canada in 2017.

The rest of the event included a Versiv hands on training session, presentations from Fluke Networks executives and a factory tour at the corporate headquarters in Everett.

The event ended with a dinner at the Museum of Flight where the photo below was taken with the entire group.

Fluke Networks at the Museum of Flight

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Introducing BroadSign Core 12.1

Flex your network’s creativity with BroadSign Core 12.1

With bold creatives, dynamic content and the ability to target campaigns, digital out-of-home is one of the most creative, eye-catching and fastest growing advertising mediums. This, combined with the recent launch of programmatic buying options, makes DOOH a very attractive option for media buyers and advertisers to engage their audiences.

To ensure your network is ready to support every creative endeavour, BroadSign launched a new version of their digital signage software, BroadSign Core 12.1. Using flexible technology focused on campaign success, your network will continue to push the boundaries of DOOH to offer brands the most modern way to reach their audience.

Updates in 12.1:

Improved programmatic campaign capabilities

Enable programmatic media buyers to do more with their campaign by leveraging features unique to DOOH

Enhanced dynamic content support

Support the latest in dynamic content, including smoother playback and improved screen synchronization, to support every creative endeavour

Improved APIs

Develop and deploy custom integrations more easily

Added security

Be in full control of your network with additional layers of security including IP whitelisting and added HTTPS protocols

Enhanced cinema pre-show support

Augment your pre-show with added audio capabilities and scheduling improvements

For more information, read the full blog post.

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NETSCOUT Announces the LinkRunner G2 Smart Network Tester

LinkRunner G2 Improves the Effectiveness of Network Operations by Automating Manual Processes and Combining Enhanced Copper and Fiber Ethernet Testing with the Use of Mobile Apps in a Single Device

LinkRunner™ G2, the latest addition to NETSCOUT’s nGenius® Internet of Things (IoT) solutions set, is a simple comprehensive testing platform that empowers technicians responsible for IoT and network device deployment and troubleshooting. LinkRunner streamlines workflows by combining the essential aspects of installation and triage in a single, ruggedized unit.

LinkRunner G2 accelerates IoT deployments and eliminates finger pointing by combining high-wattage PoE and network connectivity testing with vendor apps on the Android™ OS1. This creates a streamlined installation and troubleshooting workflow. LinkRunner G2 enables technicians to review installation documentation, test loaded UPOE across all four pair and network services, automatically document the results, and use other vendor-specific apps to configure and triage connected devices.

Using LinkRunner G2 with its wired Ethernet capabilities and hardened Android OS, the technician can complete the job from start to finish – not only the network testing, but all aspects of their workflow. They can receive a trouble ticket, review documentation, test the network, automatically document the results, and use other vendor-specific apps to triage and configure connected devices.

LinkRunner G2 AutoTest includes testing of loaded PoE up to UPOE on all four pair, Ethernet speed and duplex verification at 10/100/1000 Mbps, switch name/slot/port VLAN/voice VLAN, DHCP, DNS and Gateway connectivity testing, as well as Ping and TCP port connectivity. LinkRunner G2 supports both copper and fiber network connectivity testing. Fiber testing supports 100/1000 BASE-X. For copper, additional cable test diagnostics are provided including distance-to-fault.

LinkRunner G2 integrates with the encrypted and highly secure Link-Live results management database, which is used by all NETSCOUT handheld testers. LinkRunner G2 automatically uploads test results at the completion of each test, facilitating more collaboration between network engineers and technicians as well as greater job visibility, project control, and fleet management.

Furthermore, users have the ability to include comments, such as a wall jack location or trouble ticket number that are uploaded and associated with the test results. Users can even attach a photo (using the on-board camera!) of items such as an asset tag, serial number, or QR code.

See the Press Release

About NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) is a leading provider of business assurance – a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions – for today’s most demanding service provider, enterprise and government networks. NETSCOUT’s Adaptive Service Intelligence (ASI) technology continuously monitors the service delivery environment to identify performance issues and provides insight into network-based security threats, helping teams to quickly resolve issues that can cause business disruptions or impact user experience. NETSCOUT delivers unmatched service visibility and protects the digital infrastructure that supports our connected world. To learn more, visit www.netscout.com or follow @NETSCOUT on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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Keating Technologies Announces Strategic Sales and Marketing Partnership with American ILSINTECH to Sell Swift™ Fusion Splicers

Markham, ON – Keating Technologies, Canada’s leading branch outsourcing service to the high technology industry, today announced a new sales and marketing partnership with America ILSINTECH to drive continued growth of ILSINTECH’s Canadian business, with its leading-edge technology in the optical fiber industry.

America ILSINTECH is a high precision tools manufacturer and a total solution provider for the optical fiber industry. Founded in 1982, ILSINTECH leads and pioneers the processing equipment of optical fibers, launching the first optical fiber termination products in 1999 to meet the industries need for highly efficient and reliable tools. Since then ILSINTECH has been developing and introducing various products for processing fiber optic communications, and is the holder of many domestic and international patents.

ILSINTECH is very proud of their Swift brand of fusion splicer products and their ALLINONE+ systems that are leading the optical communication industry based on the latest technology developed in the telecommunication network market, which is continuously changing and evolving.

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, Calgary, and Montreal. For more information, visit Keating’s web site at www.keating.com.

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IOGEAR Named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

Two New Wireless A/V Solutions Make It Easy and Affordable to Transmit HDMI Signals Over Long Distances, Eliminating the Labor and Expense of Running Cables

IRVINE, Calif. – November 14, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has been named a CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree for wireless A/V solutions: GW4KHDKIT60 Wireless Long Range HDMI 4K @ 60Hz Kit and GWMHDKIT22 Wireless Mid Range 2 x 2 HDMI Matrix Kit. Products entered in the prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting-edge consumer products across 28 product categories.

The GW4KHDKIT60 and GWMHDKIT22 are true DIY products that use H.264 compression technology to transmit video through a dedicated 802.11ac wireless connection, which eliminates the need for a wireless network and ensures fast, easy Plug-n-Play setup between the transmitter and receiver. Both solutions “wrap up” IR signals so the user can control the source device from the remote receiver. The GW4KHDKIT60 is the first true wireless 4K solution available for consumers, allowing the transmission of HDMI 2.0-quality video (4K @ 60Hz) over distances up to 656 feet. The GWMHDKIT22 enables users to share one or two sets of source equipment (2 kits required), such as cable/satellite receivers and Blu-Ray players, between two displays over distances up to 150 feet in separate areas of the home.

“We are thrilled that our new wireless A/V solutions have been recognized as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honorees because it validates our efforts to bring to market innovative and thoughtful connectivity solutions that increase convenience, minimize costs and maximize productivity,” explained Joseph Zhang, Director of IOGEAR Product Management. “These new solutions deploy quickly and allow users to transmit HDMI signals between source and display devices over long distances. These products can save users thousands of dollars and hours of installation time when compared to typical wired installations.”

The prestigious CES Innovation Awards are sponsored by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the owner and producer of CES 2018, the global gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, and have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

The IOGEAR GW4KHDKIT60 and GWMHDKIT22 will be displayed at CES 2018, which runs January 9-12, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Entries are evaluated on their engineering, aesthetic and design qualities, intended use/function and user value, unique/novel features present and how the design and innovation of the product directly compare to other products in the marketplace.

Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting-edge tech products and services coming to market.

CES 2018 Innovation Honoree products are featured on CES.tech/Innovation, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, description, photo and URL.

The IOGEAR GW4KHDKIT60 and GWMHDKIT22 carry a limited one-year warranty and will be available in late Q4 at street prices of $519.00 and $153.00 , respectively. For more information on IOGEAR’s portfolio of award-winning connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, Calif., 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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IOGEAR Adapter Turns Thunderbolt 3 Laptop Into Super Graphical Workstation

Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4k DisplayPort Adapter Enables Users to Create High-End Graphical Workstation with Dual 4K or Single 5K Video for Thunderbolt 3-Enabled MacBook Pro and Windows Laptops

IRVINE, Calif. – October 3, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today enhanced the versatility of Thunderbolt 3-enabled laptops with the launch of the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter (GTC3DDP).

The new GTC3DDP Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter allows users to connect dual 4K or a single 5K DisplayPort v1.2 monitors to create a super graphical workstation using a Thunderbolt 3-capable MacBook Pro or Windows laptop. The GTC3DDP enables users to extend their laptop displays to multiple high-performance monitors, providing vivid 4K or 5K graphic performance to address the intensive graphic requirements of video editors and graphic designers.

Key Features of the Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter

- High-Performance Workstation Through One Thunderbolt 3 Port – Maximizes high-bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 technology to support dual monitors at 4K or a single monitor at 5K. Minimum overhead requirements preserves the laptop’s CPU for more computing-intensive tasks.

- Professional Video Quality – Transforms a Thunderbolt 3 port into two individual DisplayPort video outputs with ultra-high quality video at 4K @ 60Hz or a single 5K video at 60 Hz without the need to purchase an expensive graphical workstation.

- Portable and Powerful – The compact adapter, which is made of a high-quality alloy, provides superior video images rivaling desktop graphical workstations. The GTC3DDP is optimized with high-end circuitry and is bus-powered, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

“The new adapter is a simple and affordable solution that enables users to create a high-performance graphical workstation by instantly adding a single 5K or dual 4K monitors through a single Thunderbolt 3 port,” explained Sharon Lu, product manager at IOGEAR. “This is an ideal solution for extending a laptop to maximize the display of graphic-intensive professional applications such as graphic design, video editing or presentations in small offices. Consumers can also benefit by connecting their 4K or 5K displays to the laptop to maximize their enjoyment of gaming and content-streaming applications in their homes or dorm rooms.”

The IOGEAR GTC3DDP Thunderbolt 3 to Dual 4K DisplayPort Adapter is available now at a MSRP of $99.95 and carries a limited one-year warranty. For more information on IOGEAR’s portfolio of award-winning connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube.

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, Calif., 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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Fluke Networks Products Recognized for Prestigious Cabling Installation & Maintenance with 2017 Innovators Awards

Fluke Networks FI-500 FiberInspector™ Micro and DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™ receive Platinum and Silver Awards respectively, recognized as industry leading tools to install, certify and troubleshoot essential cable infrastructure

Everett, WA, September 27, 2017 – BICSI Fall – Fluke Networks announced today that its FI-500 FiberInspector Micro and DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer were recognized by the judges of the Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program to be among the industry’s most innovative developments. Fluke Networks FI-500 FiberInspector was presented with a Platinum-Level Innovator Award, CI&M’s highest-level award, and the DSX-8000 was selected to receive a Silver-level award, as judged by a panel of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers. The awards are intended to acknowledge the clear benefits of these tools over previous methods, approaches and products.

Fluke Networks FI-500 FiberInspector was recognized with the Platinum award by CI&M for its innovation as the first fiber video inspection probe with an integrated flashlight to make it easy for network installers to inspect fibers in today’s crowded fiber patch panels. Fluke Networks PortBright™ feature, coupled with autofocus and large, high-contrast display, make the FI-500 an essential scope for fiber technicians operating in dense, low-light environments.

Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer received a Silver award as the most advanced tester in the industry, the first field tester independently certified and endorsed to meet all the requirements for the Category 8 field testing standard. The DSX-8000 is the flagship tester in the Versiv™ Cable Certification Family, continuing the Fluke Networks tradition of designing innovative products to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately and profitably achieve system acceptance for copper and fiber jobs.

“Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovator Awards and the judging panel would like to congratulate Fluke Networks on receiving Platinum and Silver awards,” said Cabling Installation & Maintenance Group Publisher Alan Bergstein. “This recognition highlights the most innovative products in the structured cabling industry. It is a pleasure to once again celebrate Fluke Networks‘ significant contribution to the industry.”

The recognition by the judges of CI&M’s Innovators Award highlight Fluke Networks continuing research and development of industry-leading products and services. Last year, CI&M awarded Fluke Networks three Gold Innovators Awards for its LinkWare™ Live with Asset Tracking,OptiFiber® Pro OTDR with SmartLoop™,and LabelLink™, a Brother Mobile Solutions mobile app integrated with LinkWare Live.

“Once again, we are honored to be recognized by our industry peers and such a respected organization,” said Eric Conley Vice President and General Manager of Fluke Networks. “Fluke Networks is dedicated to helping make cable installers and technicians jobs easier and more productive, and ensuring they have the best and most innovative tools and services to install, manage and operate the most advanced systems and networks in the world.”

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance

Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance’s magazine, website (cablinginstall.com), email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks’ optimum long-term performance.

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program

The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold, and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI’s 2017 Fall Conference in Las Vegas on Monday, September 25, 2017. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

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.

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