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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
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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

CDW Canada


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.

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