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NextNav | February 24, 2023
On February 23, 2023, RadioIP, a leader in secure mobile communications, and NextNav, the leader in vertical location positioning, launched the newest Armada VPN Client and Synopsis Control Center, which now feature precision z-axis vertical location intelligence enabled by NextNav's Pinnacle technology.
Safety and secure situation at both horizontal and vertical levels of employees are now ensured by first responder and security agency users of the Real-Time Monitoring and Alerting Metrics Platform. The command has the connection and situational awareness needed without compromising their mission.
RadioIP created Armada Mobile VPN to guard against malicious actors who interrupt communications, undermine public safety, and generate phony locations. Armada uses a secured VPN tunnel to protect first responders' and law enforcement's data.
Ambroise Popper, VP and General Manager of NextNav reported "Location intelligence is a critical component in first responder safety and situational awareness – enabling safer interactions and positive outcomes." He further added "As advances in mobile technology continue to provide critical capabilities for public safety and security operations, NextNav is committed to helping organizations better meet current trends, while maintaining the privacy and security necessary for sensitive operations. We're proud to partner with RadioIP to provide the public safety community with the precise 3D location technology needed to protect and save lives."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
The Pinnacle network accurately locates 90% of buildings greater than three-story structures in 4,400 US cities and municipalities. In addition, NextNav Pinnacle powers public safety applications to improve first responder situational awareness. This year, a tier-one cellular carrier chose NextNav Pinnacle to add z-axis capabilities to wireless 9-1-1 calls to improve caller geolocation and emergency response.
Geolocation expands with NextNav, founded in 2008. NextNav leads next-generation GPS, enabling a new ecosystem of vertical location and resilient geolocation applications and services. Pinnacle's very accurate vertical positioning transforms location services to reflect the 3D environment and enable new capabilities. NextNav's TerraPoiNT network provides accurate, dependable, and resilient 3D positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services to serve critical infrastructure and other GPS-reliant systems without GPS.
VIRTUAL DESKTOP TOOLS, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION
Speedcast | March 17, 2023
Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, has released a new model of the company’s SIGMA network management platform with new architecture for the award-winning Universal Remote. Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, the enhanced SIGMA platform makes connectivity path management and network control simpler, faster, and more economical than ever before.
From the intuitive user interface to intelligent and secure network switching, the enhanced SIGMA streamlines the complexities of diverse connectivity paths, making the concept of 100% uptime a reality for customers with critical operations or remote business requirements.
SIGMA’s newly released feature sets enable customers to seamlessly incorporate new technologies and communications paths as they launch, including low-Earth-orbit (LEO) and medium-Earth-orbit (MEO) satellite constellations. Customers can seamlessly layer any connectivity path, including Starlink and OneWeb, to their existing corporate network, optimizing application performance and offering robust edge security.
The SIGMA platform is being implemented as part of a multi-path, multi-orbit connectivity solution for a Europe-based logistics and transport company with a fleet of cable-laying vessels. The ability to support a significantly expanded number of WANs with a full enterprise SD-WAN suite that enables smart load balancing, QoS, WAN switching, and next-generation firewall has driven increased interest in the enhanced SIGMA platform. The network management solution was also recently deployed for a Singapore-based ship management company and a North America-based tanker fleet.
“Demand for highly diverse networks and seamless integration with third-party VSAT services, such as Starlink and OneWeb, has been a major sales driver for us,” said Joe Spytek, CEO at Speedcast. “Our SIGMA Universal Remote brings together the full suite of enablers for extensive multi-path network management.”
An AWS-qualified platform, SIGMA’s new architecture spotlights Speedcast’s innovative approach to network management. It removes complexity and cost for operations and gives users complete transparency and control of their networks. Built-in traffic and policy management provides users with real-time bandwidth monitoring and the ability to control and prioritize data usage for critical applications over crew welfare or other remote site requirements. In addition, the platform includes Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) cloud-native technology for added network security through a Zero Trust approach, which validates users and device access to applications anywhere in the world. The SASE framework helps organizations simplify their IT infrastructure, advance threat prevention, better protect their data, easily connect users and devices wherever they are located, and reduce total costs.
Updates can be pushed over the air to remote sites, saving customers critical time and delivering cost savings with complete remote upgrades. With a growing number of communication paths, satellite orbits, unique constellations, and specialized technologies, the new remotely extensible SIGMA enhancement ensures that customers always have access to the latest network management features for future-proofed operations.
“This is just the beginning,” said Spytek. “Being cloud-native, the SIGMA platform is highly scalable and can speed up our time-to-market to bring customers the edge applications that will make a difference for their remote operations. We’re working to prioritize new features on SIGMA so we can deliver value to customers faster and help them accelerate their operations.”
Speedcast maintains the largest technology-agnostic network in the world, incorporating satellite, LTE, Microwave and L-band to ensure the highest levels of uptime, availability, and performance. Now, as a Starlink and OneWeb authorized reseller and integrator, Speedcast brings together the right solutions and expertise to meet customers’ needs everywhere they operate. Added SIGMA features are slated to bring advanced networking functionality, zero-touch provisioning, enhanced remote staff and crew welfare, and more throughout 2023.
Speedcast is a leading communications and IT services provider, delivering critical communications services to the Maritime, Energy, Mining, Media, Telecom, Cruise, NGO, Government, and Enterprise sectors. The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that harness technologies and applications to transform what remote operations can achieve. With the world’s most comprehensive network, Speedcast enables faster, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS, and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms.
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Vuzix Corporation | January 30, 2023
Vuzix Corporation, a premier supplier of smart glasses and AR technology, announced growing demand for its products from telecom service providers for low-latency remote support over 4G and 5G networks. The need for telecom companies to cut down on customer wait times and service outages is a big reason for this rising demand.
Vuzix has gotten orders for remote support in the mid-six-figure range, which will improve collaboration, productivity, and customer satisfaction. When telecom service providers use Vuzix smart glasses, customers both inside and outside of the company can use them. When telecom service providers use Vuzix smart glasses, it can cut down on the need for in-person visits, lower operational costs, and make the business run more efficiently. It makes it easier for remote experts to stream live video in real time, record it, and let other people use smart glasses to augment it.
The CEO of Vuzix says they are dealing with major telecom companies, and these orders are just the beginning of the demand in this vertical. Vuzix has a wide range of wearable, high-performance devices, such as the M-Series smart glasses and the waveguide-based see-through smart glasses, which are among the best on the market. Vuzix is set up to become a key supplier of cutting-edge technology as the need for telecom service providers to improve customer service grows.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading provider of smart glasses and augmented reality (AR) products and technologies for the consumer, enterprise, defense, and industrial markets. It offers wearable computing devices for high-quality viewing, mobility solutions, and virtual/augmented reality. The company holds over 200 patents and has won numerous awards for innovation, including at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from 2005 to 2022. Vuzix is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: VUZI) with offices in Tokyo, Japan; Rochester, NY and, Oxford, UK.