Aruba Instant Enterprise, a software release from Aruba Networks, delivers enterprise-class Wi-Fi features including voice and video optimization, integrated spectrum analysis, advanced security, Layer 3 roaming for controller-less scale, and support for Apple AirPlay and AirPrint. No physical or virtual controllers are required. In addition, Aruba Activate is a cloud-based, zero-touch provisioning service enabling enterprise IT, managed service providers and resellers to reduce opex associated with large scale, distributed Wi-Fi deployments… Extreme Networks Inc. now is a sponsor company of US Ignite, a U.S. based public/private partnership launched at the White House earlier this year to push advanced applications that leverage next-generation Internet networks (gigabit networks). "Today’s leaders realize that the efficiencies and innovation delivered by emerging network infrastructure has great potential going beyond conventional uses and yesterday’s slow speeds," notes Oscar Rodriguez, president and CEO of Extreme Networks. "Leveraging the promise of technologies like SDN and the cloud, over ultra-fast connectivity backed by 10 GbE, 40 GbE and, in the near future, 100 GbE offers significant potential for rich video, rapid storage and on-demand data”…New additions to Exfo’s Fiber Guardian product family include the FG-750 Node iOLM, a specialized OTDR designed for in-service FTTH fiber testing, monitoring and troubleshooting. It can test point-to-multipoint fibers or run downstream tests from the node or central office to any passive optical network line type to assess FTTH network health. Its carrier-class hardware meets such FTTx network requirements as connection to a multiple optical test ports, use of multifiber cables (MFCs), low power consumption, small volume and scalability…The SST11CP16 5 GHz power amplifier (PA) from Microchip Technology Inc. supports the new IEEE 802.11ac ultra-high-data-rate Wi-Fi standard for 351 Mbps with 1.8-percent Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) at 19 dBM output power, enabling a longer range. It also provides low operating current of 360 mA at 22 dBm, allowing more transmission channels at a higher data rate per system…The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) is the newest member of the oneM2M Partnership, launched in July to enable deployment of services in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems. OMA was the first group to apply as a oneM2M Partner Type 2, and it now can work on oneM2M initiatives while continuing its own work on M2M-related specs. Other members of the partnership include the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses and the Telecommunication Technology Committee of Japan; the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) in the United States; the China Communications Standards Association; the European Telecommunications Standards Institute; and the Telecommunications Technology Association of Korea.

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