New enhancements to the Cox Business Online Backup solution for business include access to more backup and storage technology and to more secure cloud storage space. Cox Business Online Backup backs up files automatically while allowing users to access and restore files in the office or out. All new and existing Cox Business Internet customers receive Cox Business Online Backup as part of the service, which includes as much as25 GB storage, more than 20 times more than traditional telecom providers, Cox says. Security Suite powered by McAfee completes the package of online security, offering protection from virus, spyware and hacker attacks…Developed and manufactured by AFL in conjunction with Fujikura Japan, AFL’s LZM?100 LAZERMaster reportedly is the first commercially available glass-processing and -splicing system that uses a CO2 laser heat source to perform splicing, adiabatic tapering and other glass-shaping operations. The LZM includes large diameter capabilities to 2.3 mm and long tapering capabilities to 150 mm. The LZM-100 uses proprietary closed-loop power stabilization techniques, enabling highly repeatable processes and smooth taper profiles…The Micro Network Interface Device (MiNID) from RAD Data Communications plugs into the SFP cage of any manufacturer’s host unit. When an SFP device is inserted into the patent-pending sleeve, it is transformed into a Carrier Ethernet demarcation and SLA verification device for remote service monitoring and fault isolation, the company notes. The MiNID helps facilitate small-cell backhaul applications as well as virtual private networks and carrier-wholesale provider network termination. It can handle as much as 1 Gbps of Ethernet traffic, and it features per-port and per-flow monitoring capabilities, including Ethernet OAM and loopbacks. In addition, it can be remotely managed independently from its hosting device or it can be integrated with its hosting device so that they act together and appear as a single unit…Two new digital step attenuators (DSAs) from Integrated Device Technology Inc. helps reduce transient “glitches” during most significant bit (MSB) transitions by as much as 95 percent in multi-standard 4G, 3G and 2G cellular base station and industrial applications. The IDT F1950 and F1951 DSAs are optimized for base transceiver station receive, transmit, and digital pre-distortion paths. They operate from 100 megahertz to 4000 megahertz, and they can communicate via a parallel or serial interface. The DSAs feature very low insertion loss (< 1.3 dB at 2 GHz) and are accurate (< 0.2 dB over temperature), allowing for improved sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio in the receiver path.

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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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