The Industry Council for Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT) released the NPM 2.0 Toolkit just in time for National Preparedness Month. The online toolkit provides tips and tools to become better prepared in the event of a major emergency. Click here for more information…Moscow’s SPIRIT DSP that claims 1 billion users in 100+ countries, upgraded its TeamSpirit Voice and Video Engine, a cross-platform mobile VVoIP SDK (Software Development Kit) for service providers, software application developers and OEMs/ODMs. Key features include support of all mobile OSs, including Android and iOS, as well as a complete variety of PC browsers; next-gen Automatic Rate Selection (ARS) technology targeted to future RCS/IMS/VoLTE services deployments; and support of multi-core CPUs to optimize software codecs and hardware acceleration to increase the performance (frames per second and resolution) of desktop-class video quality to mobile devices…Ill.-based Ideal expanded its coaxial cable termination products with the new Linear X1 and Linear X3 compression hand tools. The Linear X1 is a fixed model designed solely for F connectors, while the Linear X3 features an adjustable post that can be raised or lowered to accommodate different sizes and types of F/BNC/RCA compression connectors.