Md.-based Patton is taking orders for its BODi rS family of fault-tolerant, load-balancing Internet routers it says delivers WAN network continuity with zero downtime. The units combine wireless-mesh, 3G/4G/LTE and Ethernet capabilities with redundant WAN links and automatic failover for fixed and mobile enterprises. The BODi rS family comprises three models initially: The BD007 enterprise WAN failover router, the BD004 mobile/portable network-survivability router and the Head-End-Unit (HEU) BD1000 multi-channel fallback-network VPN router and network hub (expected soon)…Comcast’s Movers Edge program allows customers to port their Xfinity TV, Internet and phone services to their new homes via a concierge-like hotline. They also can opt to use a self-install kit…GreenPeak Technologies, a Netherlands-based smart-home RF communications semiconductor company, added ZigBee chips into set-top boxes for power savings and long-range, RF-based connections for remote controls. GreenPeak is rolling out new radio chips that support the full range of ZigBee networking technologies including ZigBee Pro, ZigBee IP, RF4CE and ZigBee Green Power…Verizon says it’s enhancing its Field Force Manager and Fleet Control to combine location management, cloud services and tablet-based solutions. Working with mobile workforce-management provider Xoraand mobile solutions provider DecisionPoint Systems, Verizon’s programs now include electronic forms, location-based services, mobile timecards and job dispatch…Calgary-based Vivint now is helping Canadian households to take control of their homes’ energy use and security with a computer or a mobile device.

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FCC Seeks Comment on NAB NextGen Petition

The FCC Media Bureau is seeking comment on NAB’s petition regarding the treatment of multicast streams under the NexGen TV local simulcasting rules.

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