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IOGEAR Adapter Turns Thunderbolt 3 Laptop Into Super Graphical Workstation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About IOGEAR

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

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

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

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

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Fluke Networks Products Recognized for Prestigious Cabling Installation & Maintenance with 2017 Innovators Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance

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

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program

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

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

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 Products Recognized for Prestigious Cabling Installation & Maintenance with 2017 Innovators Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance

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

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2017 Innovators Awards program

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

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

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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InFocus Introduces First Open Android Touch Display for Classroom Collaboration

Portland, OR – September 6, 2017 — InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com), a leading provider of display solutions for collaboration and learning, today launches the first Android-based, interactive touch display solution built for education. The 75-inch JTouch Plus INF7530eAG offers teachers and students an all-in-one teaching and collaboration solution running the Android operating system that supports whiteboarding, document viewing, web browsing, and wireless casting via built-in AirPlay functionality. Educators can easily download and utilize education applications by logging in to the Google Play Store.

“There is no question that the use of the right technology in the classroom leads to higher student engagement and improved learning. With this JTouch Plus model INF7530eAG we’re creating a new class of Android-based education technology aimed at direct interaction between teachers, students, and enriching content to amplify learning with visual technology,” said Brady O. Bruce, InFocus CMO. “Built on an open Android platform, it gives teachers a powerful new way to engage learners and content using InFocus interactive whiteboard technology proven in classrooms around the world and education-specific Android applications.”

“The introduction of the JTouch Plus INF7530eAG, also marks the launch of the new JTouch Plus category of products from InFocus. Built on the award-winning JTouch touchscreen and interactive whiteboard platform, products in the JTouch Plus family include our premium LightCast suite of presentation, teamwork, and content-sharing capabilities, as well as advanced features tailored to specific applications,” remarked Glenn Jystad, Director of Product Marketing. “The JTouch Plus INF7530eAG, built specifically to meet the needs of educators with a preference for Android classroom applications, is the first of what will be many JTouch Plus products from InFocus.”

Unlike most whiteboard displays, the JTouch Plus INF7530eAG comes with multi-device touch control allowing teachers to plug in any single smartphone, laptop, or tablet to the front of the display, as well as four additional devices to the back, without changing cables. Total Touch Control, an intuitive system management interface, eliminates the need for a remote. Teachers and students can simply touch icons on the display to change inputs, or access the home screen, all applications, and control functions. In addition, the JTouch Plus INF7530eAG allows for true annotation over any input. Teachers can connect any device (HDMI, VGA or PC), freeze the screen and annotate over any lesson, and then save screen captures to the internal storage or an external USB drive.

Wireless casting allows teachers and students to share lessons or classwork to the display from their mobile device or computer using built-in AirPlay functionality or via the EShare application that enables additional functions, including remote control.

The 75-inch JTouch Plus INF7530eAG is now available in the US through InFocus resellers and directly from the manufacturer at www.infocusdirect.com for $4,399 USD MSRP. K-12 schools can purchase the device for $3,399 USD.

To learn more, visit the InFocus website: www.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 www.InFocusDirect.com. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp

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Alex Crabb, Caster Communications Inc.
alex@castercomm.com
401-792-7080

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Brother and Fluke Networks Team Up to Deliver Cloud-Based Solution for Integrated Cable Testing and Labelling

Two top global brands unveil the world’s first on-the-jobsite workflow solution for printing cable and ID labels from data generated in testing phase

Sydney, Australia – 4th September 2017 – Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd, a premier provider of mobile and desktop printing, scanning and labelling solutions, is pleased to announce its recently formed relationship with Fluke Networks, the world’s leading provider of tools for the certification, troubleshooting, and installation of network cabling.

Brother has licensed Fluke Networks’ LinkWare™ Live API to create iLink&Label, the first mobile app and back end solution designed to dramatically streamline the network and cable labelling process.

Leveraging the Cloud for Advanced Cable Labelling & Testing

Built on Fluke Networks’ LinkWare™ Live platform, the new solution leverages the latest developments in cabling certification testing technology and advanced mobile printing capabilities to deliver unprecedented speed, efficiency and accuracy to the cable ID and labelling process – a discipline which continues to grow in scope, complexity and urgency as data centres evolve. Electrical construction and engineering contractors can now meet multiple project needs for cable ID by inputting data only once.

“This solution was created by two great brands combining their technologies to make network wire, cable and component testing and labelling faster and easier than ever before”, said Stefanie Dixon, Marketing Manager (SMB) at Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd. “It’s a real game-changer, especially for contractors engaged in standards-based labelling of large and complex datacom installations. Our Brother team is thrilled and excited to work with Fluke Networks to introduce the iLink&Label application to Australia.”

Nicole Rynsaardt, Field Marketing Manager – Asia Pacific of Fluke Networks, adds: “LinkWare Live bridges the gap between the project manager’s office where the data for testing cables and printing labels originates, and the jobsite where Fluke Networks Testers and Brother labelling tools are used by the installation crew. For network designers, integrators and contractors, the combination of Versiv, LinkWare Live, and the iLink&Label app automates multiple workflow processes and will help eliminate a major pain point in jobsite productivity. More importantly, it ensures labelling accuracy across the entire project.”

A Snapshot of the New Solution in Action

Here is a snapshot of how it works: •In the office, the systems designer uses CAD to plan the network infrastructure, and then uploads cable ID and component identifiers to LinkWare Live, Fluke Networks Cabling Certification tester and report management application
• Contractor downloads and installs free iLink&Label app
• On the jobsite, the contractor or technician downloads the identifiers from LinkWare Live through a smart phone into a Brother PT-E550WVP industrial labelling tool, which is used to create and print high-quality, standards-compliant laminated labels
• On the jobsite, the contractor or technician also downloads the same identifiers into the Fluke Networks Versiv™ Cabling Certification System, performs the tests, and uploads testing results for each identifier using LinkWare Live
Basically, this means that the cable identifiers and test results for each project can be stored in one place and can be retrieved and used as many times as needed.

Michael Morales, Product & Business Planning Manager at Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd, notes: “Brother created an app for our PT-E550WVP label printer that interacts seamlessly with the cloud ID data file, so installation workers can instantly access the relevant cable identifiers and create and print labels without the need for additional data entry. This not only ensures accuracy and consistency of the network labelling scheme as designed and built, but also provides the foundation for an effective cable management program going forward.”

The Brother PT-E550WVP is a compact, full-featured industrial labelling tool featuring wireless connectivity for transferring data and printing directly from mobile devices. Designed by industry professionals for industry professionals, it can print wider labels (up to 24mm wide) ‒ including heat shrink tube ‒ and is ideal for labelling large, complex IT network projects. The ruggedly-built PT-E550WVP combines powerful technology with advanced features and intuitive operation that make the labelling job faster, simpler and more efficient for the installation crew, without the need to read a manual or undergo extensive training.

For more information and product overview click here.

About Brother International (Aust) Pty Ltd
With over 100 years in operation, Brother International is globally recognised as a brand synonymous with delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction. A specialist in its product lines, Brother is always ‘At Your Side,’ with its customer first approach in all aspects of business. Brother combines this customer satisfaction and its strong commitment to environmental conservation to manufacture innovative, reliable and practical products in the printing, sewing, imaging and labelling markets.

Brother International Australia was established in 1977 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries, which was founded in 1908 in Japan. With a head office located in Sydney and State offices nationally throughout Australia, Brother has grown from humble beginnings to a diversified multinational corporation.

About Brother Earth
Brother has made a commitment to sustainability and making a positive difference to the environment. Brother Earth is a Brother initiative and aims to build a society that achieves sustainable development by taking responsibility and considering the environmental impact of all aspects of business operations. At Brother Earth, visitors can choose how funds are allocated and see how Brother is contributing to environmental sustainability on a global level. ‘Click for the Earth’ at www.BrotherEarth.com and Brother will contribute to an environmental conservation project on a consumer’s behalf.

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. For more information, call 1-800-283-5853 (US, Canada), 1-425-446-5500 (International) or visit www.flukenetworks.com

NOTE: All referenced trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies. AirPrint is a trademark of Apple Inc. © 2015 Google Inc. All rights reserved. Google Cloud Print and Google Drive are trademarks of Google Inc. Mopria is a trademark of Mopria Alliance, Inc. SharePoint, OneDrive, and OneNote are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in Australia and/or other countries. EVERNOTE is a trademark of Evernote Corporation and used under a license.

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IOGEAR Expands Industry’s Most Comprehensive Portfolio of USB-C Solutions

IOGEAR’s growing family of USB-C products enables users to transition to the latest USB-C enabled laptops without the need to purchase costly adapters to use their existing devices and accessories

IRVINE, Calif. – August 22, 2017 – IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced the addition of two new products to the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of USB-C solutions. IOGEAR’s growing family of USB-C products enables consumers and business users to take advantage of the speed and capabilities provided through USB-C technology without the need to purchase special adapters to use legacy devices.The new IOGEAR GUD3C03 Compact USB-C Docking Station with PD Pass-Thru (MSRP $99.95 USD/$124.74 CAD) enables users to transform a USB-C laptop into a complete full-featured workstation. The docking station effortly connects up to 10 devices, such as USB Type-A peripherals, external monitors, and SD/MMC/MicroSD memory cards to the laptop with a single USB-C cable.

Key Features of the GUD3C03 Compact USB-C Docking Station:

- Turns laptop into a full-featured workstation with one USB-C cable – Easily add a full-sized keyboard and mouse, external hard drives, printers, and webcams through one USB-C port.

- Full-sized productivity in a compact design – Ten ports include memory card readers for SD/MMC/MicroSD memory cards, three USB 3.0 (type A) ports, quick-charge USB port for charging a phone or tablet, Gigabit Ethernet port, video connectivity for HDMI/Mini DisplayPort/VGA, headset and microphone jacks;

- Supports 4K Ultra HD or dual HD monitors – Connect one external 4K Ultra HD (UHD) display for a remarkable video experience, or dual 1080p HD monitors for video gaming or to maximize workspace and increase productivity;

- Power pass-thru to charge laptop – Provides up to 60W for charging the laptop

The GRF3C15 USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer (MSRP $24.95 USD/$31.64 CAD) is a USB 3.1 multi-slot card reader and writer that allows users to quickly transfer high-res images, videos and data bi-directionally to and from the laptop through a USB-C port at speeds up to 5 Gbps. The 3-in-1 reader features a multifunctional design that includes three different supports that support up to nine card types.

Key Features of the IOGEAR USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer:

- Supports all major memory card formats – SD, SDHC, SDXC (up to 2TB), CF, High-Speed CF (UDMA), Micro SDHC, Micro SDXC, Micro SD, SD/SDHC/SDXC (supported in UHS-I mode up to 104 MB/sec);

-High-speed data transfer – Operates at USB 3.1 Generation 1 speeds to transfer large files at rates up to 5 Gbps;

- Plug-and-Play – Hot-swappable and compact reader requires no external power supply.

“IOGEAR’s mission is to provide consumers and business users with innovative, affordable connectivity solutions that make their devices easier and more convenient to use,” explained Jack Wang, Chief Executive Officer of IOGEAR. “As the next generation of computers moves to the space-saving, high-speed connectivity provided through USB-C technology, it leaves users with the choice of either abandoning devices that use legacy connectivity technologies or purchasing costly adapters to continue to use their existing devices and accessories. Our rapidly expanding family of USB-C products ensures that users can upgrade to the latest laptop technology and continued to use their existing devices including USB drives, external monitors, and card readers.”

About IOGEAR’s USB-C Product Portfolio

IOGEAR’s comprehensive family of USB-C products enables consumers and business users to upgrade to the next generation of ultra-slim, high-performance USB-C enabled laptop computers without having to worry about making their existing monitors, devices and accessories obsolete.

The current family of IOGEAR USB-C products includes:

Docking Stations

- GUD3C03 Compact USB-C Docking Station with PD Pass-Thru
- GUD3C02 USB-C Ultra-Slim Docking Station with Power Delivery
- GUD3C01 USB-C 4K Docking Station with Power Delivery

Card Readers

- GFR3C15 3-in-1 USB-C Quantum Card Reader/Writer – CF, MicroSD, UHS-II SD
- GFR3C13 USB-C 3-Slot Card Reader/Writer
- GSR205 USB-C CAC Reader (TAA compliant)

Display Adapters

- GUC3C3V USB-C to VGA/USB Multiport Adapter
- GUC3C3H USB-C to HDMI/USB Multiport Adapter
- GUC3CMST USB-C Dual DisplayPort Monitor Portable Dock
- GUC3CVGA2 ViewPro-C USB-C to VGA Adapter
- GUC3CHD2 ViewPro-C USB-C to HDMI Adapter
- GUC3CDP USB-C to DisplayPort Adapter
- GUC3CDVI USB-C to DVI Adapter

Video Adapters and Hubs

- GUH3C44 ViewPro-C, USB-C 4-in-1 Video Adapter
- GUH3C34 HUB-C Gigalinq USB-C to USB-A Hub with Ethernet Adapter
- GUH3C14 HUB-C – USB-C to 4-port USB-A Hub
- GUH3C24P HUB-C+, USB-C to 4-port USB-A Hub with Power

IOGEAR’s USB-C products and solutions carry a limited one-year warranty. For more information on IOGEAR’s portfolio of USB-C products or the company’s other innovative award-winning, connectivity 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, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fluke Networks’ LinkWare™ Live Reaches Industry Milestone, Five Million Certification Test Results Uploaded to Date

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

Key Features of the IOGEAR USB-C CAC Reader

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

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

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

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

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

About IOGEAR

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

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

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

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

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IOGEAR Launches Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

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

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

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

Key Features of the IOGEAR Portable Laptop Console Crash Cart Adapter

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

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

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

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

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

About IOGEAR

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

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

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

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

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Fluke Networks Introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™, World’s First Certified Category 8 Field Tester

Fluke Networks Introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer™, World’s First Certified Category 8 Field Tester

Everett, Wash. – January 23, 2017 – Fluke Networks introduces the DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer, the first field tester independently certified and endorsed to meet all the requirements for the Category 8 field testing standard. The DSX-8000 is the latest addition to the Versiv™ Cable Certification Family, continuing the Fluke Networks tradition of designing products to help data communications installers more quickly, accurately and profitably achieve system acceptance for copper and fiber jobs.

“The Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer has been confirmed by Intertek to meet the ANSI/TIA-1152-A Level 2G requirements for measurement accuracy.” said Antoine Pelletier, Project Engineer – ICT Cabling Products Testing, Intertek. “The availability of testers that meet this standard is an essential milestone in the evolution of Cat 8 and means customers can ensure their installations are standards compliant.”

With the launch of a field tester, designers and installers now have the tools they need to deploy Cat 8 in support of 25 and 40 gigabit Ethernet networks. In reaching the milestone of the first Cat 8 field tester, the DSX Series has achieved a number of breakthroughs, including:
• The first Permanent Link and Channel adapters with a full 2 GHz range, allowing field certification of TIA Cat 5 through 8 and ISO/IEC Class C through FA and I/II (Class II adapters available Summer 2017)
• The fastest test time: eight-second Cat 6A certification
• The first tester to be endorsed by manufacturers of Cat 8 solutions.
• The only tester able to test screen continuity along the path of the cabling as required for Level 2G testers.
• The only tester capable of testing the optional resistance unbalance measurements critical for guaranteeing operation of advanced Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems

“While Versiv owners report a fast payback on their investment, contractors expect their testers to last for years”, said Eric Conley, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “By purchasing the DSX-8000, they can ensure they will be ready when their customers deploy Cat 8 technology. The combination of strong ROI and future proofing make this the smart buy.”

Panduit, a leading network solutions provider, has also endorsed the DSX-8000 and verified that it is the only field tester to meet all the Cat 8 requirements.

“Category 8 will offer the promise of smooth migration to higher bandwidths in the data center, with ease of deployment and significant cost saving,” stated Marc Naese, Vice President, Data Center Business Unit, Panduit Corporation.“To realize these benefits, customers will need to ensure their installation meets all Cat 8 specifications.Panduit® Labs have evaluated and endorse the Fluke Networks DSX-8000 for certification of our installations.”

Availability – The Fluke Networks DSX-8000 CableAnalyzer is available to order now from resellers of Fluke Networks’ industry leading Versiv Certification Family. For more information, please visit www.flukenetworks.com/versiv.

Resources – For more resources on the Cat 8 standard, Fluke Networks certification programs and products, please turn to www.flukenetworks.com/cat8.

About Fluke Networks

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

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