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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.

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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.

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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.

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




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.

IOGEAR


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

InFocus


InFocus Gives First Look at New Mondopads and Projectors at InfoComm 2018

Company demos new devices across product categories for collaboration displays, wireless presentation, projector, and distributed video networks.

June 4, 2018 – LAS VEGAS – () – InfoComm Booth N1306 — InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com), a leading provider of display wall solutions for collaboration and learning, announces the debut of a wide-range of innovative product solutions designed for the conference room, classroom, enterprise, and home at InfoComm 2018. Products ranging from all-in-one displays, projectors, wireless presentation solutions, and distributed display wall systems will be demonstrated in the InFocus booth #1306 in North Hall, allowing attendees to preview future InFocus offerings in the commercial AV space this year.

Mondopad All-In-One Displays for Business
A new array of Mondopad all-in-one display models will address business needs across every market segment. InFocus’s updated Mondopad solution lineup will offer a fresh, user-friendly design and interface, designed to enable businesses to work together more efficiently by collaborating visually, video conferencing, and capturing and sharing information to bridge information gaps.

The new Mondopad line comprises three models, each of which will be available in 55, 65, 75, and 86-inch models as well as multi-touch 4K or 1080p anti-glare displays, later this year:

- Mondopad Ultra provides premium, high-performance collaboration via a seamlessly integrated, fully-featured touchscreen system with a built-in Windows PC, a powerful Intel Core i7 processor, and Microsoft Office. Users can share, view, and control the Mondopad Ultra from a computer, tablet, or smartphone, annotate using the interactive digital whiteboard feature, and utilize native HD video calling and data sharing;

- Mondopad Launch is a flexible solution that enables users to start meetings quickly with the tools that they choose, simply by adding their favorite software and apps. Mondopad Launch models feature a built-in Windows PC with powerful Intel Core i5 processor, are video conferencing ready, and include a digital whiteboard and annotation capabilities for easy content sharing from any personal device;

- Mondopad Access gives users an easy way to present information and share ideas. Content can be wirelessly transmitted to the display at the touch of a button with the included InFocus SimpleShare point-to-point presentation solution. Users can write or draw on the built-in digital whiteboard, screen capture, and annotate over any content, as well as view and present documents, photos, and video.

Solid-State Illumination Projectors
InFocus is previewing three new solid-state illumination projectors, which will offer fantastic ROI through an accurate color gamut 30 percent wider than traditional projection, a bright visual equivalence, and 30,000-hour light source. There will be three models in the solid-state illumination projector line:

- SPL1080HDUST is a HD laser projector featuring 4,000 lumens that projects a wide image from inches away with its super-short .23 throw ratio;

- IN1186HD is a LED projector featuring 2,200 lumens and full 1080p resolution. Compact and ultra-portable, the IN1186HD includes USB compatibility designed for PC-less presentations and BYOD applications;

- INL3148HD offers 5,000 lumens, WUXGA resolution, and full connectivity for high-end installations.

IN119HDxa Home Entertainment Projector
InFocus is also showcasing its latest immersive home entertainment projector solution, the IN119HDxa, which provides native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution (16:9 aspect ratio) image quality, 3,600 lumens, and 28,000:1 contrast ratio for high brightness, sharpness and depth with darker darks and whiter whites. The projector provides vivid, accurate color thanks to BrilliantColor technology, as well as 3D capability via content from PCs, Xbox, PlayStation, Blu-ray, and many more sources.

SimpleShare Wireless Presentation Solution
Available now and on its debut display at InfoComm 2018, SimpleShare is a point-to-point presentation wireless connectivity solution for video, presentation, documents, and data sharing. SimpleShare is device-agnostic and a true cable replacement, to allow users to wirelessly share high-definition video and sound to any display with an HDMI input without requiring software, downloads, or network management. SimpleShare is extremely user-friendly for anyone to implement without burdening the IT department.

There’s a SimpleShare model for every application:

- SimpleShare (INA-SIMS1) is perfect for a small meeting room, including one transmitter and receiver;

- SimpleShare Presentation System (INA-SIMPS1) is a complete conference room solution with three transmitters and a charging station;

- SimpleShare Touch Presentation System (INA-SIMINT1) supports up to three presenters with wireless touch control from a touch display panel and allows users to annotate on anything they present from their source device, as well as draw and write on a built-in digital whiteboard.

Jupiter PixelNet 2.0
Updated from the award-winning Jupiter PixelNet solution, PixelNet 2.0 makes its North American debut at InfoComm 2018. The distributed display wall system features uncompressed 4K video quality, native fiber, and audio support, and provides increased processing power with the ability to connect a virtually unlimited number of displays, video, and data sources, across a campus or around the world. PixelNet Domain Control (PDC) software provides centralized control of real-time HD or 4K content in conference rooms, lobby displays, offices, and classrooms, and also allows operators to visualize any video wall or single display in the network, place any video or data source in a window anywhere on the wall or within a single screen, and even control multiple video walls at remote locations. Jupiter PixelNet 2.0 is available now.

For more information on all of InFocus’ new products at InfoComm 2018 visit the InFocus booth N1306, from June 6 to 8, 2018, or visit InFocus.com.

About InFocus Corp.
InFocus makes connecting people and ideas easy, reliable and affordable. The industry leader for more than 30 years, InFocus creates innovative collaboration solutions that support visual teamwork. Its award-winning, integrated services, hardware and software products are employed and trusted by thousands of the most successful businesses, public agencies, and schools around the world. With solutions for conference rooms, huddle rooms, office desktops, control rooms, classrooms, large venues, and people on the move, there is an InFocus product and service for every application. Learn more at www.InFocus.com. Visit the InFocus store at http://www.infocus.com/store. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp.

Contacts

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alex@castercomm.com
or
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or
Laura Shubel, 401-792-7080
laura@castercomm.com

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Fluke Networks Releases New Versiv™ Adapters to Support Certification of Modular Plug Terminated Links

MPTL Connection Standard Designed to Support Internet-of-Things, Intelligent Building Design

Everett, Wash., April 16, 2018 – Fluke Networks introduced three new adapters for the Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer Series giving installers the ability to certify Modular Plug Terminated Link (MPTL) cabling installations to the draft ANSI-TIA568.2-D standard. The new adapters support Category 5e, 6, and 6A performance levels and are paired with the DSX Permanent Link adapter (included with all DSX CableAnalyzer models) to perform MPTL certification. The new adapters are compatible with all DSX models.

The MPTL was created for scenarios where a typical four-connector channel is unnecessary for connecting cabling to networked devices – such as those that reside in a ceiling space where it is impractical to install a faceplate and connect via equipment cords. Instead, there is just a single run from the patch panel in the telecommunications room or from a zone box to a termination at the far end with a plug directly connected into the device, eliminating the work area outlet and equipment cord.

“With the proliferation of IoT, more devices than ever are communicating and receiving power via the network cabling infrastructure,” said Bob Allan, Siemon’s Global Business Development Manager for Intelligent Buildings. “Rather than connecting to the network via outlets and equipment cords, many of these devices can be rapidly and more efficiently connected using an MPTL configuration. Directly connecting devices to the network can improve security by eliminating equipment cords that can be easily disconnected.”

Siemon, an industry leader in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions recently announced its new Z-PLUG™ Category 6A Field Terminated Plug for quick, reliable high-performance plug terminations that enable custom-length MPTL connections to a variety of IP-based and PoE-enabled devices deployed in today’s intelligent buildings.

“We believe it is important to use the right tools to properly test and certify MPTLs performance to industry standards,” said Allan. “Verifying MPTL performance is critical to ensuring our customers that their investment will meet and exceed their expectations when they deploy high-speed 10 gigabit applications and the latest four-pair Power-over-Ethernet applications, including 802.11ac Wi-Fi, LED lighting, security surveillance, and building automation controls.”

“Fluke Networks has worked closely with the industry associations and manufacturers in developing the standards such as MTPL that are set to ensure optimal performance of today’s and tomorrow’s advanced networks and the devices people and businesses count on,” said Harley Lang, RCDD, Director of Marketing for Fluke Networks. “Our commitment to the industry can be seen in our products to support standards worldwide – including Fluke Networks’ Versiv Cabling Certification system, which is endorsed by 31 cabling manufacturers to meet standards set for their products.”

Contractors and installers have seen their investment in Versiv pay off: More than two-thirds of users experience a reduction in testing-related errors and a 10 percent increase in overall profitability.

Fluke Networks continues to invest in the Versiv line of products providing users with a modular platform with new features and capabilities necessary to support copper certification up to Category 8, fiber loss, OTDR, and fiber inspection testing and certification. The new MPTL adapters give users another tool that works with the Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer series and LinkWare Live, to which users have uploaded over 10 million test results to date.

Availability: The new MPTL adapters work with all Versiv DSX CableAnalyzer models and are available today from authorized Fluke Networks resellers. The latest version of the Versiv-DSX firmware is required to use these options and is available free of charge.  For more information, visit http://www.flukenetworks.com/datacom-cabling/Versiv/dsx-cableanalyzer-series

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.

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

BroadSign


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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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.