Denon and Marantz Announce Select New 2019 Model Receivers

Hometheaterreview | May 21, 2019

Denon and Marantz' parent company, Sound United, announced today the release of four new AV Receivers--two from Marantz' popular slimline NR lineup, and two from Denon's popular X-Series.The Marantz NR1510 and NR1710 will retail for $599 and $749, respectively, with the former featuring 5.1 channels of amplified output, and the latter featuring 7.2 channels. Both feature 50wpc amps, but the NR1710 is set apart by its support for Dolby Atmos / DTS:X / Virtual:X processing, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization support, 4K Video Up-scaling, Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 preamp outputs, and compatibility with the Audyssey MultEQ Editor App.The Denon AVR- X1600H ($599) and AVR- X2600H ($799), meanwhile, are full-sized, 7.2-channel AVRs with 80 and 95wpc output, respectively. Both also support Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, and boast key features of the impending HDMI 2.1 spec (including eARC and ALLM).

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Intel and AT&T are working together to test applications for edge computing. This paper outlines the opportunity to use edge computing and 5G together, including use cases drawn from the media, retail, banking, security and manufacturing industries.AT&T’s work on edge computing is being carried out alongside its project to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, and in preparation for its launch of 5G. 5G is expected to bring unprecedented low latency and high bandwidth to the mobile network. This will accelerate existing applications and use cases, and can also make new types of applications viable for the first time. Autonomous vehicles, for example, could generate as much as 3.6 terabytes of data per hour1 and would benefit from a network that could support the rapid processing of huge volumes of data.

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Intel and AT&T are working together to test applications for edge computing. This paper outlines the opportunity to use edge computing and 5G together, including use cases drawn from the media, retail, banking, security and manufacturing industries.AT&T’s work on edge computing is being carried out alongside its project to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, and in preparation for its launch of 5G. 5G is expected to bring unprecedented low latency and high bandwidth to the mobile network. This will accelerate existing applications and use cases, and can also make new types of applications viable for the first time. Autonomous vehicles, for example, could generate as much as 3.6 terabytes of data per hour1 and would benefit from a network that could support the rapid processing of huge volumes of data.

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IGEL Releases Support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux

IGEL | December 09, 2021

IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, announced support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, which facilitates communication between IGEL OS-powered devices and the Workspace ONE Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) console. As a result, mutual VMware and IGEL customers can now simplify device management from a single view for greater visibility and compliance of devices across the enterprise. With the development of Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux, VMware has affirmed its view of the importance of Linux devices at the endpoint. IGEL is pleased to deliver rapid support for the Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux to empower its customers with unified visibility to improve their endpoint asset management, productivity and insights. This is another landmark step in our strategic journey to deliver greater integration for VMware Horizon users as they leverage the anywhere workspace for a productive and engaging user experience." Bill McCarthy, Vice President, Business Development, IGEL Thousands of IGEL customers already use IGEL OS to securely access VMware Horizon desktops and workloads every day. The expansion of the partnership extends the value of Workspace ONE to include IGEL OS endpoints, regardless of where they are located. "IGEL is a valuable VMware partner and we are pleased to see the delivery of their support for Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux," said Jason Roszak, Vice President of Product Management, End-User Computing, VMware. "Linux devices are a strategic component in the fabric of today's enterprise environments and we are excited to empower customers that have embraced IGEL OS with a simple and more secure solution to manage their apps and devices in a single view. Using Workspace ONE Intelligence and data aggregation, our mutual customers can better manage enterprise complexity and security without compromising on user experience." "We believe there is a tremendous value that can be derived from the partnerships and alliances formed between our key vendor partners, and IGEL's collaboration with VMware and support for VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux is a great example of this," said Mike Strohl, CEO, Entisys360. "Through this alliance, Entisys360 is able to grow our IGEL business further by providing our mutual customers with the ability to simply and securely manage their Workspace ONE desktops and workloads powered by IGEL OS. This unified visibility of both apps and devices improves the end user experience and overall organizational productivity, two significant challenges our customers are solving for in their IT infrastructure environments." Support for the VMware Workspace ONE Intelligent Hub for Linux will be available as a custom partition which can be deployed to IGEL OS devices allowing them to be enrolled into Workspace ONE. This enables IGEL OS and Workspace ONE to offer management capabilities that include asset management and insights for IT productivity and compliance processes. The two companies are also collaborating on cloud connector technology for IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS) and VMware Workspace ONE UEM which will deliver increased management insights and policy-based control for VMware Horizon and IGEL users. This new IGEL development with VMware is the latest in a long-standing technology partnership between the two companies. Earlier this year, IGEL announced that its product would support VMware Horizon 2106 Microsoft Teams optimization for Linux to support high-fidelity connectivity and collaboration using IGEL OS-powered endpoints. A year ago, IGEL announced its validation of IGEL OS with VMware Horizon 8 and that it has renewed its Advanced tier membership in VMware's Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program. VMware is also a strategic member of the IGEL Ready technology partner program which validates and verifies interoperability of solutions. About IGEL IGEL is one of the world's leading providers of next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company's innovative software products include IGEL OS, IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS), and IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device and some ARM/RPI4 devices. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices in Europe and the United States and is represented by partners in over 50 countries.

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Combined Solution Provides Simplified Secure Access to Any Application via Cameyo’s Digital Workspace on Any IGEL Endpoint

Cameyo | September 17, 2020

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Virtuozzo Acquires Jelastic Business to Offer First Full-Stack Cloud Management Solution for Service Providers

Virtuozzo, Jelastic | October 06, 2021

Virtuozzo, a high-efficiency virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure software leader, announced it has acquired the technology and business of Jelastic, a multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software company, following a 10-year partnership. Bringing Jelastic’s platform and application management capabilities in-house completes Virtuozzo’s core technology stack, delivering a fully integrated solution that supports all relevant anything-as-a-service (XaaS) use cases—from shared hosting to VPS to cloud infrastructure, software-defined storage and application management and modernization. Virtuozzo offers the first fully integrated, easy-to-use and cost-efficient cloud solution designed for Cloud Service Providers, Managed Service Providers, Hosting Service Providers and their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers. Virtuozzo also helps service providers increase profitability by providing a comprehensive portfolio of services and management tools. Many PaaS vendors focus on a single-purpose offering. Jelastic, however, offers a robust, multi-purpose solution that, via the acquisition, will position Virtuozzo as a strong player in the PaaS market and further strengthen Virtuozzo’s position overall in the rapidly growing cloud services space. “Virtuozzo and Jelastic have been strong partners over the past 10 years because of our complementary technologies and products, Virtuozzo containers have been incorporated into Jelastic’s Platform-as-a-Service for virtualization since that solution’s inception. Together, our engineering teams have co-developed solutions to enable features required by the market throughout our partnership. And now, with Jelastic joining our team, Virtuozzo can offer a complete, enterprise-grade, turnkey cloud enablement platform with fully integrated orchestration and a single point of management.” said Alex Fine, CEO of Virtuozzo. 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