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Wilson Electronics’ New Enterprise Line of Cellular Amplifiers

First in Canada to Offer Multi-Tower Targeting (MTT) Technology with Three Outdoor Donor Ports and Feature Remote Cloud Management to Deliver Best-In-Class Indoor Cell Coverage

The WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R Provide Superior Cell Signal Coverage for Mid-Sized and Large Commercial Buildings—including Hotels, Financial Institutions, Restaurants, Retailers, Multi-Unit Dwellings, Warehouses, Office Buildings, and More

SALT LAKE CITY – August 15, 2019 — Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal booster technology, today announced the launch of the new WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and WilsonPro Enterprise 4300/4300R family of cellular amplifiers in Canada. Most notably, the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R feature the industry’s first foray into Multi-Tower Targeting (MTT) Technology, using its three outdoor-antenna-port configuration to receive cellular signal from multiple cell towers at the same time. The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R are also integrated with WilsonPro Cloud remote functionality—enabling users and integrators in Canada to remotely manage, monitor, and adjust their cellular amplifiers and receive real-time updates with any mobile device, including tablets and smartphones.

As companies abandon landlines and increasingly rely on mobile phones, the need for strong, reliable cellular connectivity has never been more important. Unfortunately, cellular signal can be blocked by environmental factors such as mountains or trees, as well as building materials such as concrete, steel, brick and even LEED-certified windows.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R solve this problem through their ability to dedicate separate outdoor antennas to specific carriers. This allows a single amplifier to provide the best possible indoor cell coverage in a multi-tower situation. In situations that don’t require multiple outdoor antennas, the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R can utilize “common mode” to maximize indoor cellular connectivity with a single outdoor antenna.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R cellular amplifier has one indoor antenna port to provide up to 40,000 square feet of indoor coverage—making it a perfect solution for mid-sized buildings including restaurants, retailers, multi-dwelling units, and financial institutions. The Enterprise 4300/4300R’s four indoor antenna ports enable it to cover up to 100,000 square feet of indoor coverage, making it ideal for larger commercial buildings, such as hospitals, hotels, warehouses, office buildings, and more. Both the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R help ensure that a building’s residents, employees, and visitors can all enjoy strong, reliable cellular signal—keeping them connected when it matters the most. In addition, the Enterprise 1300 and 4300 family of amplifiers are stackable and scalable. By combining amplifiers, installers can configure cellular coverage for in-building areas up to 1 million square feet— depending on the building’s architecture.

“Typical construction materials for mid-sized and large buildings, such as metal and concrete, are notorious for impeding cell signal,” said Bruce Lancaster, CEO of Wilson Electronics. “The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s multiple outdoor antenna ports provide best-in-class coverage in Canada, making these powerful amplifiers a natural choice for installers and integrators looking to provide reliable cell signal for buildings up to 100,000 square feet.”

Previously, IT experts and department heads needed to be onsite to diagnose any cellular amplifier issues. Leveraging the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s enhanced cloud capabilities, integrators and building managers can remotely monitor the amplifiers from any mobile device and be immediately notified of any issues, such as system failure, oscillation, or change in signal strength. This also gives them the ability to troubleshoot remotely when necessary. With this feature, the new Enterprise
amplifier line provides IT professionals with the necessary data and numbers needed to further justify return on investment (ROI) on infrastructure spend and manage expectations with employees and leadership.

Both cellular amplifiers feature improved uplink power of up to +26 dBm, which enables them to reach cell towers at much greater distances. Strong downlink power to provide greater indoor coverage is another crucial part of the Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R’s capacity for optimum cellular connectivity. Boasting the full legal limit of +17 dBm downlink power, WilsonPro’s new Enterprise amplifier line comprises the most powerful cellular amplifiers available in this price category (ISED Canada Certified) With the Enterprise 4300/4300R’s four independently controlled indoor antenna ports, each equipped with up to +17 dBm downlink power, the potential for enhanced indoor cell coverage is even greater.

The Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R each feature a large 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, which provides an enhanced user experience. In addition, the “R” model of each cellular amplifier designates a rack-mount configuration, while the non-lettered model indicates a wall-mount setup.

Like most WilsonPro amplifiers, the WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R have eXtended Dynamic Range (XDR) technology, which allows for immediate and automatic adjustments to changes in outside signal—virtually eliminating issues like unforeseen system shutdowns or signal loss.

The new Enterprise series of cellular amplifiers are carrier agnostic and compatible with all Canadian cell phone networks—allowing every occupant within the building to enjoy the strongest cell signal possible, regardless of whether they use a smaller regional carrier or a national carrier. Both amplifiers also include a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

The WilsonPro Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R are available immediately for purchase through authorized WilsonPro distributors and dealers. Visit WilsonPro.ca to find a dealer and learn more about the new Enterprise 1300/1300R and Enterprise 4300/4300R.

About WilsonPro and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices; significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.WilsonPro.ca.

Contacts
CommStrat
Jessica Cheney, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 419-350-4614
jessica@commstrat.com

Wilson Electronics
Grace Kussow, Marketing Specialist
T. 435-673-5021
F. 435-656-2432
gkussow@wilsonelectronics.com

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NetAlly Spins Out of NETSCOUT to Further Drive Innovation in Handheld Network Testing Market

Company’s first product enhancements include AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi 6 support and new Link-Live cloud platform updates that centralize tester management and data visibility for network engineers and technicians

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today marks the launch of NetAlly®, a new company comprised of a team that has been developing highly recognized and respected brands of portable network test solutions for over 25 years. Formerly a business unit of NETSCOUT®, and previously part of Fluke Networks®, the company is now an independent provider of handheld testing solutions including the LinkSprinter® Pocket Network Tester, LinkRunner® Network Auto-Tester, OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant, AirCheck™ G2 Wireless Tester, and AirMagnet® Mobile solutions. As part of the launch, the company is also announcing Wi-Fi 6 support for AirCheck G2, as well as new updates to its centralized cloud platform, Link-Live, that dramatically improve data analysis and collaboration for network engineers and technicians.

“Our testers are sought-after by networking professionals around the world, and our mission is to continue to serve those responsible for planning, deploying, validating and troubleshooting access networks and the devices connected to them,” said Mike Parrottino, CEO at NetAlly. “We’re dedicated to simplifying the complexities of network testing, providing instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enabling seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. Our testing technology has a rich DNA and we’re excited to build on that heritage to deliver testing customers can trust, from a new ally.”

NetAlly is a 100% channel-focused company, relying on their established global partners for local representation of their award-winning products; customers can contact info@netally.com immediately for information or see a complete list of resellers on their website at www.netally.com. Existing customers with active support contracts have already been transferred over to AllyCare, NetAlly’s service and support program, which offers technical assistance, instrument repair, documentation, and training videos from a dedicated team of expert engineers.

New AirCheck G2 and Link-Live Features

NetAlly is releasing version 4.0 of its software for the AirCheck G2 Wi-Fi tester. This adds visibility of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) networks for installation, validation and troubleshooting. It also makes AirCheck G2 the first tool to integrate with new Link-Live Cloud Service enhancements. Link-Live is a centralized management workspace for network test results and site data capture, and offers results management, site data management, and user and tester management. The service now includes new data analysis and sharing features so network engineers and technicians can better coordinate field testing and verification, including:

- Wi-Fi and iPerf Analysis – Analyze a richer and broader set of uploaded data for better centralized management and visibility by remote engineers and project supervisors. Go beyond static tables to filter by text for channel and SSID, generate a filtered list of access points (APs), drill down into data instantly, and more. This ability to review connection and roaming test logs makes it easier than ever to collaborate while troubleshooting connectivity and roaming problems. In addition, users can automatically upload and document iPerf performance test results, quickly generating reports that provide Pass/Fail information that can be used to easily validate network upload and download speeds from anywhere, at any time. All of this results in faster mean time to repair (MTTR), and simpler documentation and collaboration.
- Link-Live API – New API allows for data extraction into an organization’s network management database or trouble-ticketing system for better data sharing and collaboration.

“These testers set the standard in the industry, and as a network analyst, I rely on them for accurate insight when testing today’s complex networks. I’m excited by the new NetAlly brand, and know their team is dedicated to delivering innovative new features and technologies,” said Mike Pennacchi, President and Owner of Network Protocol Specialists LLC, a network consulting company. “The new data analysis and sharing features are a perfect example of that innovation. This helps engineers better manage, analyze and share the test data, validating networks faster and solving problems more quickly.”

For more information about the new Link-Live features and to stay updated on NetAlly product and company news, visit https://netally.com/.

About NetAlly
NetAlly® offers testing you can trust, from your new ally. Our family of network test solutions have been helping network engineers and technicians better deploy, manage, and maintain today’s complex wired and wireless networks for decades. From creating the industry’s first handheld network analyzer in 1993 to being the industry pacesetter – first as Fluke Networks®, then as NETSCOUT® – NetAlly continues to raise the bar for portable network analysis. With tools that include LinkRunner®, OneTouch™, AirCheck™ and more, NetAlly simplifies the complexities of network testing, provides instant visibility for efficient problem resolution, and enables seamless collaboration between site personnel and remote experts. To learn more and see why NetAlly delivers the best in handheld network test visit https://netally.com/.

PR Contact
Anthony Cogswell
Voxus PR
ajcogswell@voxuspr.com
253.444.5980

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Insight Enterprises to Acquire PCM, Inc.

Expands global footprint and penetration into attractive end markets. Accelerates market share growth across Insight’s solution areas. Substantial run-rate operating synergies of $70 million.

TEMPE, Ariz. & EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–()–Insight Enterprises (Nasdaq: NSIT), the global provider of Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations of all sizes, (“Insight”), and PCM, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCMI), a provider of IT products and services (“PCM”), have entered into an agreement under which Insight will acquire PCM for $35 per share, representing a 36% premium to its 1-month average closing share price as of Friday, June 21, 2019. The transaction implies an enterprise value of approximately $581 million (including cash and debt acquired).

PCM, based in El Segundo, California, is a provider of multi-vendor technology offerings, including hardware, software and services to small, mid-sized and corporate/enterprise commercial clients, state, local and federal governments and educational institutions across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. PCM has offices in 40 locations across these geographies and has more than 4,000 teammates, including more than 2,700 client-facing teammates in sales, technical and service delivery roles.

“Over the past five years, Insight has made significant progress, transforming our business from a value-added reseller to a well-respected global solutions provider with deep expertise across technology areas that provide our clients with significant value. Together with PCM, we will be even better positioned to capitalize on our solution area investments through the addition of more technical and sales resources and access to thousands of new clients, especially in the mid-market and corporate client segments,” said Ken Lamneck, CEO of Insight.

The combination of the two organizations extends Insight’s reach into areas where clients need help most: positioning their businesses for future growth, transforming and securing their data platforms, creating modern and mobile experiences for their workforce and optimizing the procurement of technology. Together, the combined organization will be able to offer partners an even stronger salesforce globally, with increased footprints in North America and the United Kingdom.

“The acquisition of PCM accelerates our opportunity to grow share within our four solution areas: Supply Chain OptimizationConnected WorkforceCloud + Data Center Transformation and Digital Innovation. The addition of PCM complements our Supply Chain Optimization business, adding scale and clients in the mid-market and corporate space in North America. PCM’s services offerings add scale and capabilities to our Connected Workforce and Cloud + Data Center Transformation solution areas and support our strategy to grow our solutions business,” said Steve Dodenhoff, president of Insight’s North America business.[

“This combination offers the ability to provide clients with greater value through the expansive solution offerings of the combined company at a time when customers increasingly need a full-service technology solutions provider to help them transform for the future. Together, we will be able to offer an impressive level of breadth, scale, partnerships and services to meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are very pleased to announce this combination which we believe maximizes our shareholders’ value, and we look forward to the resulting opportunities that lie ahead for our employees, customers and vendor partners,” said Frank Khulusi, chairman and CEO of PCM.

Insight expects to realize annual run-rate cost synergies of approximately $70 million by the end of 2021, with more than 50 percent of this to be realized in the first twelve to eighteen months, primarily related to the consolidation of IT and delivery systems, and real estate and operational integration.

“Insight has a disciplined operating model for evaluating acquisitions and efficiently integrating these businesses post-closing, which has allowed us to deliver well on the financial commitments of acquisitions we have made in the past few years. As we move towards the closing and integration of PCM, we expect to deploy these same best practices to deliver the expected synergies in our financial results,” stated Glynis Bryan, chief financial officer of Insight. “We believe this transaction will contribute materially to shareholder value as we execute our plans.”

Insight expects the acquisition to add more than $0.70 to Adjusted earnings per share in 2020, excluding:

- approximately $25 million in transaction-related costs and restructuring expenses, most of which will be incurred in 2019, and
- intangibles amortization expense.

About Insight
Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Connected Workforce, and Supply Chain Optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 7,400+ employees help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter. Discover more at www.insight.com. NSIT

About PCM
PCM, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, is a leading multi-vendor provider of technology solutions, including hardware, software and services to small, medium and enterprise businesses, state, local and federal governments and educational institutions across the United States, Canada and the UK. PCM generated net sales of approximately $2.2 billion in the twelve months ended March 31, 2019.

Contacts
INVESTORS:
Insight Enterprises, Inc.
Glynis Bryan, 480-333-3251
GLYNIS.BRYAN@INSIGHT.COM
or
Helen Johnson, 480-333-3234
HELEN.JOHNSON@INSIGHT.COM
or
PCM, Inc.
Brandon LaVerne, (310) 225-5080
Brandon.LaVerne@PCM.com
or
MEDIA:
Insight Enterprises
Amy Protexter, 480-409-6710
AMY.PROTEXTER@INSIGHT.COM
or
Sloane & Company
Ariel Kouvaras, 212-446-1884
AKOUVARAS@SLOANEPR.COM

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Wilson Electronics Announces Most Powerful Vehicular Cellular Signal Booster on the Market – The Drive Reach

SALT LAKE CITY () – May 29, 2019 – Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular boosting technology, today announced the launch of the weBoost Drive Reach, a powerful in-vehicle cellular signal booster designed to provide solid cellular connectivity in cars, trucks and RVs. Compatible with all mobile phones and wireless carriers in North America, it allows users to enjoy strong call quality, fewer dead zones and faster data upload/download speeds while on the road.

The Drive Reach boasts uplink output power capabilities of 29.5 dBm and 50 dB gain – the maximum allowable gain under Industry Canada standards – allowing it to boost signal strength from locations over two times further away from cell signal towers than previous models. This provides users with the strongest connection and fastest data rate available in the mobile amplifier market.

“Whether you’re traveling for work or play, a strong cellular signal is crucial for both productivity and safety reasons,” said Wilson Electronics’ CEO Bruce Lancaster. “Thanks to the Drive Reach’s upgraded uplink capabilities, users will see a huge improvement in cellular connectivity and speed across all wireless carriers, providing peace of mind wherever the road takes you.”

The Drive Reach also shines in its ease of installation. Its versatile mounting plate allows users to install the booster in whatever way is most convenient for them. The typical everyday user can use velcro strips to sturdily attach the booster to the carpeting of the vehicle. More advanced installers can more permanently fasten the booster to a vehicle’s side walls. Once the booster is secured, weBoost’s innovative SMB connectors provide tactile confirmation that the antenna and booster have been successfully connected.

The Drive Reach has all components needed for installation, including:

- Powerful cellular amplifier

- Mini magnetic antenna

- Versatile mounting plate

- SMB connectors

- Power supply, including an extra port with rapid charging capabilities

How it works: The powerful exterior antenna reaches out to cell phone towers to receive a signal. The antenna then transmits this signal to the booster. The booster receives this outside signal and amplifies each of the supported frequency bands throughout the vehicle using a series of sophisticated low noise amplifiers and filters.

Priced at $699.99 and certified by Industry Canada, the weBoost Drive Reach is available for purchase now online at weBoost.ca or through authorized resellers. All boosters have a two-year warranty.

For more information, please visit www.weboost.ca or follow weBoost using @weBoost on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About weBoost and Wilson Electronics, LLC

Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro and weBoost, is a market leader in cellular signal booster technology, dedicated to delivering wireless network coverage to everyone, everywhere. Each booster is FCC approved to amplify signal from all major carriers for all cellular devices; significantly improving cellular coverage in homes, vehicles and commercial buildings. The company has developed and manufactured cell phone signal boosters, antennas and related components for more than 20 years—establishing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property surrounding mobile phone repeater and booster architectures along the way. All Wilson Electronics products are designed, assembled, and tested in the USA. For more information, visit www.weboost.ca.

Contacts

CommStrat
Linden Kohtz Garcia, CommStrat for Wilson Electronics
T. 512.964.3784
linden@commstrat.com

Wilson Electronics
Grace Kussow, Commercial Marketing Specialist
T. 435.673.5021 | F. 435.656.2432
gkussow@wilsonelectronics.com

Fluke Networks


Fluke Networks Announces the New MicroScanner™ PoE – The First Technician’s Tool to Cut Through the Costly Confusion of New and Emerging PoE Standards

New Tool Allows Technicians to Ensure Sufficient Power is Available for PoE Devices.

Everett, Wash., March 18, 2019 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the MicroScanner PoE to speed the installation and troubleshooting of Power over Ethernet (PoE) devices including those supporting the new high power 802.3bt standard, which was ratified in September of 2018.  The tester, which can verify and troubleshoot Ethernet cabling, displays a simple indication of the class of power available as reported by the switch in accordance with the Ethernet Alliance designations.  This information indicates if sufficient power is available for the device in question. With an MSRP of $725 US, the product is priced within reach of every technician.

PoE provides substantial cost, efficiency and flexibility benefits, sparking an explosion of powered devices such as cameras, access points, and displays, along with switches to support them.  Unfortunately, the term “PoE” is not defined by any standard and a wide variety of standardized and somewhat-standardized implementations are available. Even more confusing, multiple standards, multiple power levels, a variety of non-standardized names such as “PoE+”, “PoE++”, and other designators are used. The result is that it’s difficult even for experts to know what devices will work together.

The Ethernet Alliance launched a certification program to end this confusion. Power levels and requirements are designated by a number from zero to eight indicating the amount (or “class”) of power sourced or required. Technicians need to simply ensure that the class number of the source is equal to or greater than the class of the powered device. When connected to a PoE switch, the MicroScanner PoE will display the maximum power class indicated by the switch, making it easy for the tech to know if the switch and device are compatible.

The MicroScanner PoE also provides a complete set of tools for the technician installing PoE and non-PoE devices. Cable wiremapping, a built-in toner, and distance-to-fault indicators can track down cabling problems quickly. When connected to a live switch port, the unit displays the speed of the port up to 10 Gbps, especially useful for troubleshooting slow access points. Cable identifiers can be used to track which cable goes where.

“Ensuring quality installations of a PoE network is a three-step process,” according to Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “First, designers should use EA PoE certification to ensure their selected equipment will work together. Second, the cabling installation should be certified to meet not only the category cabling requirements, but also the resistance measurements that are critical to PoE. Third, techs should be outfitted with tools such as the MicroScanner PoE so they can ensure they’re properly connected to devices which can supply the necessary power.”

Availability: The Fluke Networks MicroScanner PoE is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $725.

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 leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over seventeen million results uploaded to date.  For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit  www.flukenetworks.com.

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flukenetdci
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flukenetworks
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fluke-networks

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Fluke Networks New MPO Inspection Camera Offers Fastest View from Complete Endface to Individual Fiber

Breakthroughs in efficiency and usability include multiple camera design, gesture-based UI and rugged ergonomics.

Everett, Wash., March 5, 2019 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the FI-3000 FiberInspector™ Pro, the industry’s most efficient Multi-Fiber Push On (MPO) endface inspection camera. MPO technology allow simultaneous connection of up to 32 fibers transmitting hundreds of gigabits of information, but are susceptible to the number one cause of fiber failure: contamination. Technicians using the FI-3000 can view the fiber endface instantly using the Live View feature and then use the gesture-based interface to zoom in on individual fibers or perform a pass/fail test in seconds.

“The growth of higher density networks in data centers and fiber-to the home, office, or antenna (FTTx) is driving widespread adoption of MPO technology,”, according to Mike Hughes, VP of Product Management at US Conec, a global leader in the development and supply of high-density optical interconnects, and inventor of the MTP® high performance MPO connector.  “A speck of dust that’s invisible to the human eye can cause intermittent errors or even complete failure on a fiber optic connection.  That’s why it’s essential that every fiber interconnect – even on cables straight from the factory – be inspected before it’s connected.”

“The FiberInspector Pro is the most efficient tool we’ve evaluated for inspection of MPO connectors,” stated Ed Wilson, Senior Operations manager of Curran IT, a leading independent engineering, IT and facilities services business.  The FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro offers an extensive feature set that makes testing MPO trunks easy and efficient.  The multiple camera design with autofocus provides a Live View of the entire endface on a smart phone or Versiv instantly.  Touching “Test” provides an automated PASS/FAIL result compliant with IEC 61300-3-35 in seconds– for any one- and two- row configurations or 8, 10, 12, or 16 fibers.

“While the FI-3000 offers breakthroughs in speed, documentation, and ergonomics, our beta users tell us their favorite feature of the product is the Live View user interface,” stated Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Field Marketing for Fluke Networks. “This allows them to see the endface of the connector as soon as it’s plugged in and then touch any fiber to zoom in on it. After certifying, they can switch from a summary view of pass/fail results to an image of each individual fiber with defects highlighted and use simple gestures to pan across the entire connector. This view gives them complete confidence that the MPO is ready to connect.”

The FI-3000 features unique ergonomics that support easy inspection of panels or cables, with controls on the back which make it easy to operate with one hand. The built-in PortBright™ illumination makes it easy to find the right port in dark or crowded patch panels. LED’s indicate Pass or Fail conditions, and the handy holster not only keeps the FI-3000 at hand, but also includes room fiber cleaning supplies.

At launch, the tester works with iOS or Android smart devices through the FI-IN App. The app allows users to store results, or even share them with others as an image or a PDF report. Later this year, the FI-3000 will work with the Versiv™ Cabling Certification System. That will allow Versiv users to generate inspection reports using LinkWare PC or LinkWare Live – just like they do today for copper, fiber loss, and OTDR – and integrate them into a single, complete project report. With over 40,000 users and 17 million results uploaded to the cloud, LinkWare is the industry’s leading cable test reporting solution. All the tests from a single project – copper, fiber loss, OTDR and fiber inspection – will be able to be combined into a single report.

 

Availability: The Fluke Networks FI-3000 FiberInspector Pro is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $5,995 US MSRP and is also available for rent from select suppliers.

 

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 leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over fourteen million results uploaded to date.  For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.

For additional information and updates, follow Fluke Networks on social media.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/flukenetdci
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/flukenetworks
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/fluke-networks

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CDW Announces Agreement to Acquire Scalar Decisions Inc.

Acquisition broadens CDW Canada’s solution portfolio, deepens technical skillset and extends geographic
reach

Etobicoke, ON — January 11, 2019 — CDW (NASDAQ: CDW) today announced its agreement to acquire Scalar Decisions Inc., a leading technology solutions provider in Canada with locations across the country and trailing 12-month net sales of approximately C$250 million.

“Helping customers optimize the value of their IT investments is core to our mission,” said Chris Leahy, chief executive officer, CDW. “This strategic acquisition expands our CDW Canada solutions and services portfolio, extends our in-market presence across Canada and enhances the value that we can deliver to our customers.”

Scalar was founded in 2004 and has almost 350 coworkers serving customers across Canada. With a solutions-based approach and a reputation for solving complex technology challenges, Scalar will enhance CDW Canada’s technical capabilities and expertise in areas such as professional and managed services, infrastructure, security and cloud. The company has been widely recognized for its growth and industry leadership, receiving the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation from Deloitte, being named one of Canada’s fastest-growing companies by Canadian Business and gaining recognition as one of the Top 100 Solutions Providers by Computer Dealer News.

“Joining CDW Canada is a huge win for our customers and our coworkers,” said Paul Kerr, president and chief executive officer, Scalar. “In CDW Canada we found shared values with a customer-first focus and a solutions-led approach.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Scalar team to CDW Canada,” said J.D. Hupp, vice president and general manager, CDW Canada. “Together, we will continue to create value for our customers as we leverage each other’s strengths.”

The acquisition is expected to close in first quarter 2019, pending regulatory approvals. Until the deal is complete, the companies will continue to operate separately. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Scalar is not expected to have a material impact on CDW’s 2019 non-GAAP earnings per share.

About CDW Canada

CDW Canada is a leading provider of technology solutions for business, government, education and healthcare. Ranked the No. 1 solution provider in Canada on the Computer Dealer News Top 100 Solution Providers list for five consecutive years, CDW Canada helps customers achieve their goals by delivering integrated technology solutions and services that help customers navigate an increasingly complex IT market and maximize the return on their technology investment. CDW Canada is listed on the Financial Post 500 list and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. For more information, visit www.CDW.ca.

For more information please contact: Sara Granack Vice President, Corporate Communications (847) 419-7411

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IOGEAR To Debut The Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UltraHD Video Extender AT CES 2019

Send Uncompressed 4K UHD Audio and Video from an HDMI Source Up to 50 Feet

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Jan. 7, 2019 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative, high-performance connectivity products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes, announces its new the Ultra-Fast 60GHz Wireless 4K UltraHD Video Extender (GW4K30GH60) which sends uncompressed audio and video at near-zero latency is ideal for wireless streaming and gaming over short ranges.

The Ultra-Fast Wireless Extender, which was named a CES 2019 Innovations Award Honoree, makes it possible and now affordable to easily send 4K UltraHD (3840 x 2160) and high-quality lossless audio without cables. Send content from an HDMI source to a 4K UHD HDMI TV without the added expense and clutter of running cables between source equipment and the display up to 50 feet. The Extender eliminates the need for HDMI cables in the same room and is ideal for use anywhere that cable-runs are impractical or inconvenient giving users the flexibility to place their source and display equipment wherever is most convenient in a larger room.

With near-zero latency, the GW4K30GH60 supports advanced wireless technology that is fast enough to support today’s hottest gaming and streaming services. In addition to high quality video, the Extender supports the highest standards of audio performance through Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD® Master Audio and LPCM digital audio streaming and up to 7.1 surround sound channels with HBR lossless audio.

Unlike other wireless AV solutions that utilize the increasingly crowded 2.4GHz or 5GHz frequency bands, the Ultra-Fast 4K Wireless Extender transmits uncompressed high-definition AV over the 60GHz frequency band minimizing potential interference from household devices. The Extender’s directional antennas utilize beamforming technology which sends a directed signal between the transmitter and receiver eliminating interference from nearby devices ensuring the highest performance even in congested wireless settings.

Consumers who utilize a high-speed router or whole home Wi-Fi system to distribute their high-quality audio and video to a TV often see signal loss, drops and video buffering as high-quality audio and video demands high bandwidth and can compete with other Wi-Fi devices for this bandwidth. The Wireless Extender is a dedicated, closed wireless system exclusively for AV. It does not require connection to an existing home Wi-Fi system and therefore does not consume bandwidth needed for the home’s other wireless devices. The Wi-Fi bandwidth coming from a dedicated router or whole-home Wi-Fi system is now available for Internet data and small-screen streaming connectivity throughout the home.

Designed to blend in, not detract from the surrounding décor in the home or office, the compact transmitter and receiver are embedded in a modern, subdued, black aluminum housing and require just a small footprint to connect directly to the source and display respectively. The GW4K30GH60 comes with all the hardware needed for a quick setup of a game station, laptop or other source.

The Ultra-Fast Wireless 4K UHD Video Extender, GW4K30GH60, carries a limited one-year warranty and will be available beginning Q1 2019 at an MSRP of $249.95. Visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business and on-the-go.

IOGEAR meets a variety of needs for government customers by offering a broad range of TAA-compliant products that include CAC readers, combo keyboard+CAC readers, KVM/KVMPs, docking stations, wired/wireless AV, computer accessories and cables.

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

©2018 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.

Media Contact:
New Era Communications
Michael Farino
949-346-1984
IOGEAR@newerapr.com

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New Fluke Networks OptiFiber® Pro HDR OTDR Brings Versiv™ Efficiency to Passive Optical Network, Outside Plant, Datacenter and Other High Dynamic Range Applications

Revolutionary Fluke Networks Versiv Platform User Interface
Reduces Cabling Installation and Maintenance Costs by Two-Thirds

Everett, Wash., October 29, 2018 – Today, Fluke Networks unveiled the OptiFiber® Pro High Dynamic Range (HDR) Optical Time Domain Reflectometer, the first OTDR that fulfills contractors’, installers’ and network owners’ demands for a single solution to deal with applications ranging from FTTx, PON and datacenters to category-rated structured cabling. Versiv users report that its efficient and familiar interface cuts costs by 65% when testing, certifying and maintaining copper and fiber network installations.

The OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is designed to support the growing need for an OTDR able to test and document HDR applications supporting outside plant (OSP) back-haul and long-haul services, peer-to-peer (P2P), passive optical network (PON), and fiber-to-the-premises installations. Three new singlemode modules address 1490 nm, 1625 nm and combined 1310/1550 nm with a dynamic range of up to 42 dB, allowing users to find more faults over longer distances.

“We’ve used Versiv for a long time and it has reduced our certification cost”, according to Chuck Ziegler, Senior Project Manager at Fisk Electric, a Houston, Texas-based electrical, security, and cabling contractor . “Now, we’ll be able to apply that same efficiency to our outside plant and FTTx jobs”.

OptiFiber Pro’s award-winning interface is enhanced with a number of new features to support these applications, including automated identification of splitters and Expert-Manual mode which allows users to optimize the instrument’s performance by easily modifying automated settings chosen by the OTDR. This is in addition to groundbreaking features including automated setup, pinch-and-zoom analysis of traces and Event Map™ interpretation of results. “The EventMap to easily identifies everything on the trunk – it’s a real time saver.”, adds Mr. Ziegler.

Fluke Networks’ modular Versiv Platform is the basis of the OptiFiber Pro OTDR solution. All Versiv models work with LinkWare PC reporting software and the LinkWare Live cloud-connected certification service. With over fourteen million results uploaded to date, LinkWare Live is the industry’s leading solution for automated setup and support of the certification devices and cabling projects. “Our Versiv platform and OptiFiber Pro Series OTDRs help to make novice installers into experts and makes experts faster,” said Harley Lang III, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “For companies and organizations that install or own data communication networks, the OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is one certification tool they can count on to more efficiently and quickly install, test and certify a wide range of cabling installations.”

Availability: The Fluke Networks OptiFiber Pro HDR OTDR is available for purchase from resellers worldwide starting at $12,245 US MSRP and is also available for rent from select suppliers.

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 leading cloud-connected cable certification solution with over fourteen million results uploaded to date. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com.

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WilsonPro Announces a New Cloud-managed Cellular Amplifier

The industry’s first cloud-managed and controlled cellular signal amplifier.

The WilsonPro Cloud service and Pro 1000C amplifier allow an installer to manage and monitor cellular amps from any device that run a web browser. Integrators can get customizable email and text notifications to alert them to any status change of installed amplifiers, including notification if a system ever goes offline.

Pro 1000C Key Features
- Remotely reset an amp or turn specific frequency bands on & off
- Generate reports & view performance histories on your phone
- Organize monitored amps by account and location
- Remote donor antenna tuning tool
- Included 1-year WilsonPro Cloud service subscription
- Covers up to 35,000 sq ft with enhanced 4G LTE & 3G signal
- +15 dB max downlink power for expanded indoor coverage
- Includes XDR – won’t shut down due to overpowering tower signal
- Full color display for easy system set up
- Works with all Canadian cellular networks

For more information watch the product video.

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IOGEAR Ships New Series of Secure KVM Switches

NIAP-Certified KVM Switches Provide the Last Line of Defense Against Cyber Security Threats for Businesses and Government Organizations of All Sizes

IRVINE, Calif. – July 25, 2018 - IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced it has begun shipping its new series of two- and four-port Secure KVM switches. Joining IOGEAR’s comprehensive portfolio of business-class KVM and KVMP solutions, the new secure KVM switches protect vulnerable data systems from internal and external cyber security threats at the desktop, where the use of input devices such as keyboards and mice can result in data theft or leakage.

IOGEAR’s new Secure KVM Switches are available in two-, four- and eight-port versions which allow users to securely share a single keyboard, mouse, speaker set, CAC reader, and single or dual DVI or HDMI monitors with up to eight computers. To provide maximum protection against tampering or data leakage, the switches feature tamper-evident seals, active chassis intrusion detection, tamper-proof hardware, and restricted USB connectivity which causes non-HIDs (Human Interface Devices) to be ignored when switching between computers. Per-port channel isolation and automatic clearing of the keyboard and mouse buffer when changing port focus makes it impossible for data to be leaked or transferred between secure and unsecured computers.

The IOGEAR Secure KVM switches are NIAP-certified (National Information Assurance Partnership) and compliant with NIAP PP 3.0 (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch version 3.0).

The New Four-Port Secure KVM Switches Include:

- GCS1214TAA3 4-Port Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1414TAA3 4-Port DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1314TAA3 4-Port HDMI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1224TAA3 4-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1424TAA3 4-Port Dual View DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1324TAA3 4-Port Dual View HDMI Secure KVM Switch .

The New Two-Port Secure KVM Switches Include:

- GCS1212TAA3 2-Port Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1412TAA3 2-Port DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1312TAA3 2-Port HDMI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1222TAA3 2-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1322TAA3 2-Port Dual View HDMI Secure KVM Switch

- GCS1422TAA3 2-Port Dual View DisplayPort Secure KVM Switch .

The new eight-port Secure KVM Switches, including the GCS1228TAA3 8-Port Dual View Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switch, support single- and dual-view DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI, and will be available beginning mid-August.

The IOGEAR Secure KVM Switches carry a four-year warranty and are available now through authorized resellers and distributors and can be sourced from a diversified group of Federal, State and Local contract vehicles. For more information on IOGEAR’s complete line of award-winning TAA-compliant, Common Criteria (CC) and connectivity products and solutions, please visit www.iogear.com and follow the company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

About IOGEAR

IOGEAR, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and organizations of varying sizes that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, in business and on-the-go.

IOGEAR meets a variety of needs for government customers by offering a broad range of TAA-compliant products that include CAC readers, combo keyboard+CAC readers, KVM/KVMPs, docking stations, wired/wireless AV, computer accessories and cables.

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

©2018 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, APR, MCM
Media Relations Representative for IOGEAR
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101
ken@integritypr.net