Streetlights deliver wireless connectivity via LiFi

05 December 2022

Signify has recently completed a game-changing project delivering wireless connectivity via LiFi to a city in Finland. LiFi utilises light – visible, UV and IR - to transmit data between devices, with the transmission enabled by the modulation of light intensity; in contrast, WiFi uses radio frequency to induce a voltage in an antenna to transmit data.

Signify has installed its BrightSites solution delivering fast, reliable connectivity to every street corner in Tampere utilising the city’s network of streetlights. The solution removes the need to dig and lay fibre connections, while needing only a fraction of the time and cost of traditional methods to get up and running. LiFi is expected to accelerate the deployment of current and future broadband loT applications such as 5G, WiFi and smart city services.

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New VSAT service offered for small maritime vessels

05 December 2022

Marlink has unveiled its new Ku-band VSAT service designed to meet the needs of smaller offshore, merchant and fishing vessels.

Sealink 60 is designed to provide flexible, regional connectivity to vessels seeking to upgrade from L-band services. The service offers clients the choice of two lightweight 60cm antennas with easy installation, available with a choice of service plans, with or without bandwidth guarantees. Sealink 60 can serve vessels in several regional coverage areas, as well as during transit between those areas.

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Grandstream launches two dual-band Look out for... WiFi routers, one with WiFi 6

05 December 2022

Grandstream has announced the joint release of two new dual-band WiFi routers: GWN7062 and GWN7052. The routers provide 2x2:2 MU-MIMO to support mesh networking, wired AP connections, VPN, advanced QoS, and powerful security features.

The GWN7062 is powered by WiFi 6 technology and provides WiFi speeds up to 1.77Gbps for up to 256 concurrent users, while the GWN7052 is powered by 802.11ac WiFi technology to provide speeds up to 1.27Gbps for up to 100 concurrent users. By providing accelerated WiFi speeds with strong security protection and advanced features, the GWN7062 and GWN7052 are ideal for SMEs.

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SeeHawk Monitor automates network management

05 December 2022

PCTEL recently launched its SeeHawk Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communications networks. The monitor also enables automatic testing of the uplink signal to determine whether in-building coverage complies with fire code standards.

The fully scalable monitor enables continuous monitoring of spectrum across multiple radio sites; rapid detection and characterisation service impacting noise and interference; investigation of issues with spectrum analysis in real-time or event replay modes; and automatic testing of the uplink signal during in-building coverage testing.

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