The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-08-20T08:41:33Z Headwinds for Motorola Solutions in the USA? 2017-08-20T08:41:33Z headwinds-for-motorola-solutions-in-the-usa Today, Mike Poth heads a federal agency tasked with rolling out FirstNet, a multibillion-dollar broadband network that could link every police, fire, and emergency medical officer in the U.S. Public-safety personnel currently rely on thousands of local two-way radio systems that can’t talk to one another, causing confusion in every major disaster since 9/11. Last March, FirstNet tapped AT&T (T) to build the public-safety network and cover the country within five years. Motorola’s Chicago-based radio veterans will be paid to connect the network to existing radio systems, but eventually FirstNet will supplant the old systems, which generate more than half of Motorola’s revenue. What is FirstNet? FirstNet was created to be a force-multiplier for first responders – to give public safety 21st century communication tools to help save lives, solve crimes and keep our communities and emergency responders safe. To do that, FirstNet will build a new Band Class 14 network designed to be reliable, functional, safe and secure, and provide optimal levels of operational capability at all times. For the first time, public safety communications will be based on commercial standards. This will bring the benefits of lower costs, consumer-driven economies of scale and rapid evolution of advanced communication capabilities. MiningTelecoms P25 Radio Solution bridges the gap between radio and 4G Networks with a softswitch that selects the cheapest communication option (RF, Satelite, or 4G Network). Businesses and First Responders are seldom without communications. Goto MiningTelecoms LTE for more insight. click here MiningTelecoms Recommends Two Way Radios to Improve Security 2017-08-20T07:51:44Z miningtelecoms-recommends-two-way-radios-to-improve-security https://www.miningtelecoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Spain-Attack-Security-Two-Way-Radios.png MiningTelecoms radio communications and telecommunications equipment provider, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Australia has called for improved use of radio solutions in tackling security challenges around the globe. The firm noted that with the increased number of security issues, innocent citizens are becoming more exposed in cities with the presence of militant groups responsible for terrorist attacks, most recently in Spain. The van attack, which killed at least 13 people and injured more than 100 others was in the popular Las Ramblas tourist boulevard. According to MiningTelecoms, many industries around the globe are now seeing the benefits in digital technologies, and started the transition, “Open Standard, Multi-Protocol digital two-way radio technologies will allow business to improve security, productivity and provide better response and services by using newly developed digital applications that are only available with DMR, Tetra, or P25 two-way radios. These applications include GPS, Alerts, Alarms, and features like messaging and man down configurations as well as features that help bridge radio protocols communications between first responders i.e Police, Fire, Ambulance, Civil Defense, Military”.  Motorola and Tait Communications radios support all call, group call, and call alert functions that help in coordinating an emergency situation. Police, Ambulance, Fire, and other emergency services can now communicate seamlessly, via mobile control rooms and a number of consoles can be setup at a seconds notice. Bridging a P25 Two Way Way and 4G mobile networks is now possible via a softswitch. As a result mission critical communications is now available across radio and mobile devices. Harbour ISP Offers Special Introductory Pricing on Mobile Phone Plans 2017-08-10T23:45:15Z harbour-isp-offers-special-introductory-pricing-on-mobile-phone-plans Harbour ISP today announced two special introductory mobile phone promotions to support the launch of its new mobile service. The Australian-owned internet service provider (ISP) has expanded on its broadband and phone offerings with the introduction of mobile services. These 4G, SIM-only mobile phone plans can be purchased as an add-on to Harbour ISP’s internet bundles or as a stand-alone product, and are available to both business and residential customers. In addressing the growing need for mobile data, for the month of August Harbour ISP is offering significantly reduced prices on two of its larger plans for the duration of the user’s 12 month contract. Customers signing up to Harbour ISP’s Super+ plan (including 7GB data, normally $55/month) can now secure the deal for $40/month, or Harbour ISP’s Max+ (10GB, normally $65/month) for $45/month. The offer is valid for customers who sign up by 31 August 2017 to a 12 month plan, with prices locked in for the duration of the contract. More information on Harbour ISP’s new mobile phone plans can be found at https://www.harbourisp.com.au/plan/mobile-phone-plan. “We’re excited to expand into the mobile market, because it provides our customers with a more holistic choice when it comes to their communication channels,” said Charles Tym, Director, Harbour ISP. In regard to the reduced prices, Mr Tym said, “We’re seeing an increase in the consumption of mobile data, with users streaming videos and accessing photo-based apps on the go. Instead of our users going over their limit, we’ve decided to offer them the opportunity to get onto a larger plan at the cost of our basic plan. There are other mobile providers offering discounted rates for a few months, but we’re taking it a step further and securing the discounted rate for the full 12 month term of the contract.” Harbour ISP’s Super+ and Max+ 4G, SIM-only mobile plans include unlimited calls and SMS, and 300 minutes of call time per month to 26 selected international countries. Additional data packs and international roaming are also available as required. ___ About Harbour ISP Founded in 2005 by Charles and Melissa Tym, Harbour ISP is a 100% Australian family-owned ISP providing broadband fibre, fixed wireless and satellite internet, as well as VoIP and mobile phone services, Australia-wide. Visit www.harbourisp.com.au for more information. Media Contact: Martin Aungle Explore Communications Tel: +61 2 4872 4981 Mob: +61 415 917 381 Email: maungle@explorecomms.com.au Lumina Networks Enters SDN Market 2017-08-08T00:11:11Z lumina-networks-launches-from-brocades-sdn-business-australian-r-d-centre-1 SYDNEY, Australia.—Aug. 8, 2017—Lumina Networks, Inc. launched today in the software-defined networking (SDN) market, through its acquisition of assets associated with the SDN Controller product family from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Along with a leading SDN Controller solution, powered by OpenDaylight™, Lumina brings a talented team of network software engineers and existing customer engagements with some of the world’s largest service providers. Offering the Lumina SDN Controller, applications and Network Development (NetDev) Services, Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into production networks. Transitioning to software-based networks can dramatically lower capital and operational costs while transforming network functionality and customer experience. Yet, the complexity of the transition from hardware to software, along with the crucial requirement of independence from vendors, has made it difficult for service providers to move beyond lab trials and into production environments. This is where open source-based networking technology can help. Using OpenDaylight as its preferred open source controller, Lumina enables service providers to directly control their SDN implementations while providing the flexibility to develop their own solutions through their choice of vendors thus eliminating lock-in. To ensure 100 percent compatibility with OpenDaylight’s code base, Lumina contributes enhancements made to its SDN Controller back to the open source community. Lumina also offers NetDev Services to help organisations transform their network engineering and operations team. The NetDev Services team at Lumina works with customers to jointly develop production systems using agile methods to prototype and speed through proof-of-concept and pilot phases. Lumina NetDev Services builds solutions using Lumina, open source tools or competitive products. The company’s methodologies enable customer teams to become self-sufficient in developing and managing their new open source platforms. “Our job is to be the catalyst to help service providers bring open software networking out of the lab and into their live network,” said Andrew Coward, chief executive officer, Lumina Networks. “We started Lumina Networks to ensure providers can use open source in critical use cases. But just delivering technology is not enough. Our customers are doing the implementation with us, so they can learn and acquire the skills, tools and practices needed to develop and manage the platforms we jointly deploy.” Lumina’s product portfolio includes: Lumina SDN Controller: A fully tested, documented and quality-assured edition of OpenDaylight that provides a common open platform to control the network and manage its nodes. Lumina Flow Manager: A controller-based application that enables more simplified and sophisticated traffic engineering of the network with advanced algorithms such as path-computation for efficient traffic flows. Lumina Zero Touch Installer: A controller-based application that provides initialisation of devices, such as virtual CPE, with the correct software image and configuration automatically. “By embracing openness and layering innovation, Lumina can claim a distinct differentiation in the SDN market,” said Ray Mota, chief executive officer and principal analyst, ACG Research. “With a leading SDN Controller, an experienced team of software engineers and a roster of large service providers as customers, Lumina will help network operators expand their use of SDN so they can save time and money.” About Lumina Networks Lumina Networks believes the future is open software networks where service providers are in control of their development. Lumina is the catalyst that brings open software networking out of the lab and into the live network. We develop open source platforms and provide NetDev Services to jointly deliver production systems and to transfer know-how in Agile Software Development methods. # # # © 2017 Lumina Networks. All Rights Reserved. Lumina Networks and the Lumina networks logo and symbol are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lumina Networks, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Other marks may belong to third parties. Lumina Contact Kevin Woods (408) 906-8514 kevin@luminanetworks.com Media Relations Einsteinz Communications Emma Keen or Carlotta Vittori +61 2 8905 0995 brocade@einsteinz.com.au Indigenous Techs to Power WiFi Connectivity in Central Australia 2017-07-27T06:13:58Z indigenous-techs-to-power-wifi-connectivity-in-central-australia Indigenous Techs to Power WiFi Connectivity in Central Australia An agreement between Easyweb Digital and the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) will see Indigenous technicians looking after local wireless equipment.  The deal will leverage CAAMA’s existing expertise in media technologies, develop new technical skills in the wireless field, and create local jobs. Running in-language radio stations and empowering people to create media content has meant building significant technical skills to support CAAMA operations.  The agreement with Easyweb will include training and support to extend those skills with new communications technologies.  “CAAMA is all about giving Aboriginal people a strong voice and developing the skills required to be heard.  Today that means knowing about these new technologies, so the agreement with Easyweb is great for us” said Karl Hampton, CAAMA CEO. Easyweb Digital has designed, built and continues to manage WiFi hotspots in communities and tourist destinations throughout Central Australia.  The remoteness of many of the locations is a major contributor to the cost. “WiFi is really a very cost-effective means of getting people connected, thus helping to reduce the digital disadvantage” said Daniel Sacchero, Business Manager at Easyweb. “But if you have to send a technician to Alice Springs and then on an eight hour drive every time you need someone onsite, it can become very expensive, very quickly,” Having technical expertise on the ground will make a huge difference to Easyweb’s service delivery in Central Australia, which Mr Sacchero expects will lead to cost reductions in the long term. “As a business, we strongly believe in technology for connecting and empowering people,” said Sacchero, “so our aims and those of CAAMA are very much aligned.” The first project that the two organizations will work on together is a WiFi deployment at Alice Springs Desert Park in late July and early August. CAAMA technicians will be trained to perform this work under Easyweb supervision. Other projects will follow soon after.     Dell Boomi Announces the Launch of Australian-based Atom Cloud and MDM Cloud 2017-07-25T00:18:14Z dell-boomi-announces-the-launch-of-australian-based-atom-cloud-and-mdm-cloud Sydney, Australia – July 25, 2017 – Dell Boomi® (Boomi) has announced the availability of an Australian-based Boomi Atom Cloud and Boomi MDM Cloud, adding to the available deployment options for customers using Boomi to connect applications, manage data, and orchestrate critical business processes – between cloud platforms, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, and on-premises systems. “Personalisation of the student, researcher and alumni experience is critical for Flinders University’s strategic success, and having a reliable and timely view of each constituent is essential to make that happen,” said Kelvin McCarthy, Acting Associate Director – Information and Digital Services, Flinders University. “We’re increasingly using consumer-styled cloud services to provide a contemporary user experience but the risk of creating siloed environments in a cloud-based world is greater than ever. By taking an MDM approach to data integration, we will be able to offer better functionality backed by a consistent view of the constituent.” The Boomi Integration Cloud platform underpins ‘The Connected Business’ where enterprises leverage key information and insights to be better, faster and smarter. It supports all of an organisation’s application integration processes. It features a powerful range of integration, data management and workflow automation capabilities that can be realised in a fraction of the time of legacy middleware technologies. The Boomi Atom is a light-weight runtime engine that handles all the connectivity between applications and data sources. The Australian-based Boomi Atom Cloud gives businesses the option of running processes closer to their data. Boomi MDM Cloud Now Available Boomi Master Data Management (MDM) is the solution to represent data consistently across an organisation, enabling data governance to synchronise, cleanse and enrich data across domains. It scales to accommodate growth as data volume, applications and business user demands continue to increase. With the Australian-based Boomi MDM Cloud, the “golden records” used to enforce data integrity across applications are stored in a local cloud repository. “In the 18 months since our launch into Asia Pacific and Japan, we’ve seen considerable demand for integration as organisations look to modernise their existing business environments, and invest in best-of-breed solutions better suited to modern hybrid application ecosystems or cloud transformation initiatives,” said Michael Evans, Managing Director APJ at Dell Boomi. “Master Data Management is a critical piece of that puzzle – it gives organisations a very powerful and yet simple way to ensure the quality and accuracy of its valuable data assets.” Chris McNabb, Chief Executive Officer at Dell Boomi, said, “The influx of data generated in the digital era has transformed MDM from a luxury to a necessity. The Boomi MDM Cloud ensures companies in the region can remove disparity and seamlessly collect, analyse and use business-critical data to make more informed strategic decisions. This allows them to beat the competition by better understanding customer and stakeholder demand and delivering to those expectations.” The reality of hybrid IT means that enterprises are now faced with numerous new challenges, and opportunities, to proactively manage data across their business – a critical factor to success in a fast-moving and increasingly-competitive global marketplace. While integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) offerings have traditionally focused only on the movement of data between applications, there is an increasing need for one that can help organisations create simple workflows as well as govern, enrich and control data in real time as it moves between complex networks of cloud, mobile and on-premises applications. The local launch of the Boomi MDM and Boomi Atom Clouds forms part of Boomi’s regional expansion plans, with the company currently extending its presence beyond A/NZ into South-East Asia through the 2018 financial year. This comes on the back of significant demand from medium-sized and large enterprises since it opened its Australian office in April 2016. About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform drastically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 6,000 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, API management, MDM and workflow automation solutions. Visit www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell and Dell Boomi are trademarks of Dell Inc. or its subsidiaries. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. Eposode Launches Infinea X Mini for iPad Mini 2017-07-21T05:27:27Z eposode-launches-infinea-x-mini-for-ipad-mini-2 Eposode Data Solutions, the company that provides businesses in Australia with mobile scanning solutions and wireless sensing technology, has recently launched Infinea’s product Infinea X Mini. This product is an upgrade of the Infinea X. It has all the features and functionalities of the Infinea X which saves time, enhances productivity and accuracy while recording, transmitting and integrating data with databases. This product has been specially designed for the iPad mini.     Infinea X Mini is lightweight and works with the customised scanner app. Its features include a 2D imager that scans 1D and 2D barcodes, RFID read/write capabilities, multicolour LED visuals and a microphone/speaker system to allow for communication through the iOS device.   This product has been manufactured specially for use in demanding warehouse environments. It has a rugged case. The features of this case include protective, tempered glass, IP54+ dust/fluid protection and a four-foot drop impact. It has a user replaceable, rechargeable hard pack Li-polymer battery (Standard: 3.7V / 1900mAh, Extended: 3.7V / 3800mAh) to ensure that the unit is operational for entire shifts with no downtime.   Infinea X Mini’s LED visual and audible alerts are programmable. The green light indicates correct barcode scanning while the red light indicates an incorrect barcode needs immediate attention. The light goes green for new orders while a yellow light denotes there is an issue with an order. A red light also indicates a high priority order that requires immediate attention.   This mobile device is compatible with the iPad Mini 4. It has a front speaker, enhanced rear speaker and microphone to allow convenient integration with a variety of communications software solutions. It is VOIP-compatible, and provides Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity for legacy applications. The Infinea X is available in black or white. Its dimensions are 233mm x 162mm x 31mm and it weighs 498 grams (17.6 oz.) without the battery. It has a mini USB port for device charge and synchronising.   Eposode Data Solutions promotes scanning solutions which are used in enterprise mobility applications and transforming processes within industries such as logistics, retail and healthcare. Eposode is the exclusive distributor for Infinite Peripherals and Variable Inc. in Australia and New Zealand.   For more information on these products call 1300764648 or email sales@eposode.com.au.   To see the product specifications of the Infinea X Mini: http://www.eposode.com.au/infinea-x/infinea-x-mini   Matter Announces Faraday a New Genre of Solar ENERGYsensor for the Internet-of-Things, that also fixes Wireless Dead Zones 2017-07-18T01:07:06Z matter-announces-faraday-a-new-genre-of-solar-energysensor-for-the-internet-of-things-that-also-fixes-wireless-dead-zones Matter Announces Faraday a New Genre of Solar ENERGYsensor for the Internet-of-Things, that also fixes Wireless Dead Zones ·      - Solar for Rentals, Digital Solar, Battery Storage and Energy Trading all require energy sensors to communicate energy measurements reliably in real-time; ·      - To reduce installation costs and time, some companies, install wireless energy meters that use Wi-Fi, ZigBee or 3G into electrical meter cabinets; ·      - The elephant in the room for many tech companies selling wireless meters is “Wireless Dead Zone” (WDZ) – wireless is problematic; ·      - Electrical cabinets are notorious for being wireless dead zones (WDZ) due to the ‘Faraday Cage’ effect - increasing installation costs and causing end-user frustration due from intermittent communications; ·      - Matter’s Faraday a new kind of ENERGYsensor that measures energy accurately in real-time and reliably sends data over electrical wires (instead of wireless) using PLC eliminating the wireless dead-zones and avoiding running new wires; ·      - As well as reducing the cost and time to install solar monitoring and measurement Matter is sparking OEM Interest in Faraday. Matter has announced the much-awaited super intelligent energy nano-meter - the Faraday. It is a Power Line Communication (PLC) ENERGYsensor that is used for monetization of energy applications.  It improves reliability and reduces the cost of installing intelligent solar energy meters. Faraday makes it faster and cheaper to install and measure Solar, Grid, Battery and Blended Energy. It fast tracks 'Solar for Rentals’. It can be used for Energy Trading applications. The Faraday is another world’s first innovation for Matter. Melbourne, Australia — July 18th 2017 — Matter Technology today announced the Faraday - a new kind of internet-of-things nano-size ENERGYsensor that can be used with its very popular ‘Solar for Renters’ service making money for property investors and tenants. Matter as part of a major announcement will officially launch Faraday at the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney 19th July. Matter has invented a new class of power meter that will lead to significantly lower costs for digital solar & battery real-time monitoring.  Until now customers either had a choice or either wireless or data wired meters. The Faraday is unique in that it uses Power Line Communications (PLC) to communicate avoiding WDZ (Wireless Dead Zones). PLC is a plug-and-play digital technology that uses the home’s or business’ existing power line to create a data network that's faster and more reliable than wireless technologies like Wi-Fi, 3G and ZigBee from within electrical cabinets. PLC significantly improves the reliability and security of communication of connected IoT devices in hard to reach spots like a basements, carparks, meter-boxes or electrical distribution-cabinets. To establish a network between the Faraday and Matter's ground-breaking IoT 4G gateway the installer simply installs the Faraday onto the same power line as which the Matter IoT gateway is plugged into. A LED says, “I am connected”. That's it and you’re done! It really is plug and play. Matter PLC technology opens up completely new options for transitioning solar and battery systems into the digital Internet-of-Things world. The Faraday is generating interest among OEM in the solar & storage industry. The approach Matter has taken is so original that Matter had to work closely Australian testing labs to devise new ways to certify the product class for sale in Australia. ELIMINATING A MASSIVE INDUSTRY PAIN-POINT “WIRELESS DEAD ZONES” What does Michael Faraday from the 1800s have to do with the internet-of-things, solar power and battery storage? Ironically an enclosure used to block wireless signals is called a Faraday cage and Matter’s latest product that punches-out of this “cage” is also called Faraday. Sadly, for Installers electrical meter-boxes and electrical distribution cabinets are built very much like faraday cages. Installing a wireless meter inside such a cabinet means that the meter will not be able to communicate well, or it will be impossible for it to communicate. While wireless sound like a great idea in practice it doesn't work really well in the environments where meters are typically installed. The size of the hidden problem is considerable. There are 11,000 solar installations a month in Australia, and many of these are digital solar. Wireless-Dead-Zones can increase the time to do an install by up to 2 hours.  If all solar installs had Wireless-Dead-Zones that's 1,400 days of lost productivity a month. The customer pays for this. A WDZ makes an Installer’s job harder and frustrating.  So, Installers charge more for wireless to allow for the extra time that may be needed.  To get around the problem of WDZ Installers sometimes run an antenna (if possible) to the outside of the meter box. For many devices, this just isn’t practical. All this extra work means more things that can go wrong and additional expense.  Having antenna wires running inside cabinets decreases safety and they can be accidentally disconnected by other trades working in the cabinet later. And of course, when the cabinet is located in a bad signal place within the building (which they usually are) running an extra antenna will not work. All this adds costs, which points to poor service, reliability and eventually increased frustration and poor user experience. This ‘wireless-dead-zone’ pain point is what drove Matter to invent the PLC ENERGYsensor, we named it the "Faraday". The fact that it is also a much cheaper option than most wireless meters makes the Faraday an easy first choice for solar or battery storage real-time measuring and monitoring. "Many construction materials like concrete or bricks, and typical building layouts have always been a challenge when trying to establish reliable wireless data networks like 3G, Wi-Fi or ZigBee from the meter box," said Chris Mrakas CEO Matter “the Faraday provides a solution for this because it utilizes a new break-through PLC technology to achieve more reliable and secure performance". Mrakas also added, "Meter cabinets or electrical distribution boards with obstacles such as interior walls, solid exterior walls, metal studs and multiple floor levels really push wireless networks by reducing their signal strength. Matter's Faraday will be a big hit with those sites that have ‘wireless-dead-zones’, like metal meter boxes, electrical cabinets or solid walls". We have listened to the “Tradies” (electricians, solar installers) pain-points and appreciate their frustration when installing wireless meters inside electrical cabinets. So, after a year in research & development Matter has eliminated one of the industry’s biggest unseen notorious problem – the wireless dead zone. By eliminating WDZ, Mrakas says, Matter’s ENERGYsensor would make it possible for solar installers to reduce the time and problems associated with installation of meters. HOW IT WORKS Matter's Faraday measures solar power and it is a very advanced special kind of energy sensor that has its own special computer module on board. After doing some complex calculations to work out measurements the Faraday sends the energy measurement data through the home or businesses electrical wires. It uses the power lines as data communication lines for the internet-of-things. The Faraday can talk and listen using this new exciting plug-and-play PLC technology. So, there is no need to run new wires or drill holes in walls to install data cables like Ethernet. Matter’s power line technology creates a sophisticated secure network automatically to eliminate weak signals or wireless dead zones and provides reliable secure internet-of-things connectivity. Now mains powered internet-of-things devices using Matter’s technology can communicate in the hardest-to-reach areas of your home or business.  “As the number of connected devices in the smart home increases, so does the demand on the home network for reliable secure connectivity for internet-of-things. There are areas in the home where wireless signals suffer due to building materials and you don’t really want to put holes through walls to run wiring, potentially hitting plumbing or electrical wires” said Chris Mrakas, CEO Matter. Matter’s Faraday PLC ENERGYsensor addresses these challenges so you have connectivity where you need it, and at incredibly fast reliable speeds. And plug-and-play setup is easy and fast reducing installation costs and time” HOW IS THE FARADAY INSTALLED? The electrician simply installs the Faraday into an electrical cabinet and plugs-in the companion Matter IoT gateway into the power-point on the same circuit as the Faraday in the house. They can locate the Gateway using its signal strength LED indicators to identify the best electrical outlet for placement. As Faraday can easily talk for up to 100 meters this should not be a problem. The data connection to the Faraday is able to leap through cabinets, walls and floors, putting an end to dead zones even in basements and other hard-to-reach areas. One Matter IoT Gateway with PLC can support many Faradays talking on one circuit, theoretically up to 128 Faradays. While most homes don't need that many circuits monitored it’s good to know that you can have lots of Faradays at one site. The most Matter expect in a residential site is 10 circuits, and this is what is recommended. The average Solar for Rentals site with battery storage requires three circuits that is one Faraday. Dual occupancy requires can require six circuits (two Faradays). Each Matter’s IoT Gateway talks on one circuit is able to support many Faradays so you can monitor as many power circuits as you need wherever you need. We recommend using no more than 10 Faradays. One Faraday can monitor up to three single-phase circuits or a set of three phase circuits. That’s up to 30 circuits in a home or business. The Faraday PLC ENERGYsensor is among the exciting innovations for smart homes & the internet-of-things that Matter has engineered and built. The Faraday PLC ENERGYsensor can meet the needs of families and small businesses, it comes with - Plug and play configuration with no setup required. - 128-bit AES encryption for secured data - A range of up to 100 meters over existing electrical wiring - Ten Faradays (30 Circuits) per IoT Gateway with PLC - ARM® 32-bit Cortex™-M4F CPU THE FUTURE The Faraday is the first product use-case that uses Matter’s PLC technology. Faraday uses the industry standard G3-PLC® (ITU-T G.9903) operating in CENELEC A band in Australia. Matter’s IoT gateway can communicate using LTE 4G Cat-1 to Matter’s cloud can also communicate inside the home using Wi-Fi, Ethernet and ZigBee. A new gateway variant has PLC enabled to communicate with the Faraday. This means future IoT product uses cases will be able to communicate with Matter’s Gateway without wiring. This now opens up lots of future pathways for Matter product road-map for new and exciting internet-of-things devices. And for Matter’s partners such as inverter and battery storage manufacturers (OEM). We are expecting to see Faraday’s PLC technology being incorporated into solar inverters and battery systems by manufacturers. We have started to reach out to speak with leading manufacturers (OEM) to partner with Matter to incorporate Faraday’s into their product line-ups. Grid companies (Poles & Wires Businesses) if given permission by Customers with “secret keys” can also connected to the Faradays to obtain energy data from outside the site. This opens up new commercialization opportunities for the poles & wire companies to do things that were not possible because of the limitations of WDZ. Matter is bridging the home into the smart grid. Matter's Faraday Three-phase Series The Faraday Three Phase Series is a cost-effective building block for energy monitoring and management solution for properties with applications in Solar for Renters, Digital Solar and Energy storage. Faradays stand tall when you have wireless-dead-zones and you require fast installation and a reliable service. Matter’s Faraday is a power-line networked electricity sensor based on the robust industry G3-PLC® standards. G3-PLC is used in the smart-grid and supported globally. This technology is an important part in enabling households and building owners to monitor power production from solar and consumption in real time - securely and accurately. It supports battery storage as well. Faraday series energy sensors support single-phase three-wire and three-phase three-wire systems. One Faraday can accurately monitor three circuits with a high degree of accuracy. The Faraday also support a flexible power supply compatibility of AC 110-240V which means that it can be used internationally. User can be able to monitor the status of device via the LED indicators on the front panel easily. Integrates into Matter's IoT Gateway for back to the cloud connectivity using either LTE/4G Cat-1 or Internet available at the site via a router. “Matter had to collaborate with testing labs in Australia to devise unique tests for the Faraday because testing such a product genre never been done before.  We are really proud of our engineering team they have excelled at delivering an outstanding product” Mrakas said. Comprehensive Measurement Capability Faraday support comprehensive measurement functions including Active Power (W), Total Accumulated Electricity Consumption (kWh), Interval Electricity Consumption (kWh), Voltage (V), Current (A), frequency (Hz), Power factor (PF), Reactive & Active power, Reactive and Active import energy, Reactive and Active export energy and phase measurements. It has been designed to intelligent services to monitor solar and battery storage. All measurements in the Faraday are ‘buffered’ within the Faraday for a considerable period of time as extra precaution and integrity. Out of the box the Faraday comes with high measurement accuracy it supports Matter's ‘Solar for Rentals’, Digital Solar, Battery Storage. Solar for Rentals a service that allows property investors to sell solar power to their tenants. The Faraday ENERGYsensor allows users to monitor energy usage and take precise measurements for real-time usage profiling, machine learning and data mining analysis. This is an important step in adjusting energy behavioral patterns, ultimately saving money, creating value and reducing grid energy consumption. The Faraday allows you to measure the energy usage or production of devices anywhere in your building. High Measurement Accuracy Faraday is capable of measuring very small energy production, flows and consumption up to 0.001kWh, allowing users to monitor every moment of energy. Its measurement accuracy is in the range of ± 1% (At PF=1.0, based on rated current). It has been designed for use cases requiring accuracy for monetization use case like Solar for Rentals, Battery Storage Monetization, Energy Trading and Digital Solar. Features In addition to the conventional real-time remote solar energy metering the Faraday fully supports a set of advanced functions: bi‑directional communication, over-wire-updates, data encryption and remote commands.  6loPAN (Ipv6 over 802.15.4), supports Point-to-Point or Mesh and AES128/256 encryption for data transport. Power line communications (PLC) Faraday uses existing electrical wiring in a building as the data network cables. This is known as Power Line Communications (PLC). Which means no extra wiring is required. The data network can be extended into new places without adding new data cables reducing installation costs and delays. Faraday is typically installed in a meter cabinet and will automatically detect and speak with Matter's IoT Gateway over the existing electrical wiring. Matter's IoT Gateway are plugged into a wall socket and automatically creates a network connection via the electrical wiring in between the wall socket and Matter's Faraday ENERGYsensor. This adds no new wires. A PLC connection has many advantages of a wireless connection and can extend the range quite significantly. The quality of the connection still depends on the quality of the electrical system and if there are line filters that distort the signal on the power line this may prevent the Faraday speaking lengthy distances. Faraday uses G3-PLC® (ITU-T G.9903) industry standard commands operating in CENELEC A band in Australia. The Faraday series is a compact-sized smart energy sensor, which can be used as a standalone unit. Faraday is a high quality and reliable smart technology for electricity metering of solar generation, its consumption, export and storage. For more about Matter, please visit http://www.matter.solar/ Availability Faraday will be available from 1st August 2017 # # # For more information, images, or to request a spokesperson interview, please contact: Aurelia Glod Matter Technology Ltd E: media@matter.solar M: +61 (0)2 8097 1420   About Matter Solar panels collect energy. Matter lets landlords sell it. Matter is an Australian-based technology start-up and the emerging leader in ‘Solar for Rentals’. Matter is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy energy and how property investors make more through such leading product and service innovations. Matter’s service enables landlords to earn money from solar by charging their tenant for daytime electricity generated from their roof. For tenants this means lower prices, clean electricity and more in their pocket. Matter’s goal is to use technology to help make energy cheaper and cleaner for everyone whilst putting more in property investors pockets. Matter’s advanced platform delivers outstanding experience to tenants who are unwilling to compromise on service quality and value. For more information, please visit  http://matter.solar Enablis a top 3 Australian Managed Service Provider - MSPmentor 501 Global Edition - Company Rankings 2017-06-30T06:11:58Z enablis-a-top-3-australian-managed-service-provider-mspmentor-501-global-edition-company-rankings Sydney, Australia – 30 June 2017 – Enablis has placed in the top 3 Australian MSPs in the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition. For the sixth consecutive year, Enablis has ranked highly in the report, and continues to demonstrate strong growth and improved capabilities suited to the changing landscape. “Enablis is excited to be awarded a top ranking amongst Australian MSPs. This is recognition of our continued hard work and commitment to delivering great service to our customers year on year.” said Jon Evans, CEO, Enablis. Enablis’ managed service offering known as comUnity® is a highly scalable, secure and flexible solution that allows customers to navigate the path to successful digital transformation. Evans states, “Our comUnity® managed service provides real solutions for the dynamic challenges businesses face. This award, and our growing customer base are testament that we are doing the right things.” Enablis ranked within the top 100 in the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, coming in at number 74. The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data collected and analysed by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors. The MSP 501 list recognises top service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, growth, other factors. This year MSPmentor has given a higher value to true managed and cloud services. - ENDS – About Enablis Communications Enablis is a leading provider of managed communication services for mid-size organisations. comUnity® is Enablis’ Managed Services suite – designed to take away the burden of owning and operating technology so that all that remains are the benefits. Enablis gives customers competitive advantage by providing leading-edge communications & cloud technology as a Managed Service. comUnity®is our own unique framework that enables us to do this. The service is modular and designed to scale with your requirements but in all its glory delivers Corporate Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications and Cloud Application Access in one secure and cost-effective solution. www.enablis.com.au Contact: Marcelo Carvalho-Mora, Marketing Coordinator Enablis marcelo.carvalho@enablis.com.au (02) 8272-4018 About Nine Lives Media Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (http://www.penton.com), defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (http://www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (http://www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (http://www.TalkinCloud.com). Australia’s Consumer Electronics Marketers Decrease their Ad Spend in Q1, 2017 2017-06-30T00:43:05Z australia-s-consumer-electronics-marketers-decrease-their-ad-spend-in-q1-2017 AUSTRALIA’S Consumer Electronics marketers have decreased their advertising expenditure by 7.7% in the first quarter of 2017, despite the increasing popularity and sophistication of electronic gadgets and cheaper prices, according to new data from Standard Media Index (SMI). In the first quarter of 2017, advertising expenditure in the consumer electronics (CE) category fell by 7.7% to $20.1 million, compared to Q1 2016, the SMI data found. In the calendar year 2016 the sector was also down 0.2% to $123.79m. It appears that the CE sector is turning to ‘traditional’ media for its ad spend investment, at the expense of digital media. The media sectors to benefit from additional CE ad spend during Q1 2017 were newspapers, which jumped 105% although off a low base, cinema, which was up 39%, and radio which jumped more than 10,600%. Digital ad spend declined by 11% in the quarter, while magazines plummeted 74.7% and outdoor advertising was down 17.2%. SMI collects actual advertising payments from Australia’s major media agencies and as such has the only real ad spend data for 40 major Product Categories and 126 Digital Sub Categories, including Consumer Electronics. SMI’s exclusive data provides the only ad spend data in never-before-accessible sectors such as Search and Social Media. This new data gives advertisers their first view on whether their investment into these Digital key sectors over or under indexes relative to their competitors. “The Consumer Electronics market is obviously testing different media options, for example, they’re using Radio for the first time in a long time, have dramatically reduced their Outdoor spend and even reduced Digital spending. It is a matter of testing different media channels to find the most effective return on their advertising investment in what is an intensely competitive sector,” SMI AU/NZ Managing Director Jane Schulze said. “However our data shows that it’s not the gadgets, such as Personal Electronics Devices, reducing Digital spending, but the more established CE market such as TV manufacturers.” Last year, Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) grew their digital ad spend by 16%, while TV/DVD/PVR/Gaming Consoles/Streaming Devices products reduced their digital spend by 10.2%. Radio/DAB/Sound Entertainment contracted their digital ad spend by more than 79%, while cameras/video recorders/products increased their digital spend by 189% last year. Within digital media channels, PEDs and TV/DVDs stepped up their Q1 2017 ad spend in content sites, such as quality news sites, to $1.7 million and $1.3 million respectively. PEDs also doubled their investment in programmatic advertising through exchanges to $1.9 million. ends   About Standard Media Index Standard Media Index (SMI) was established in 2009 in Sydney and has offices in New York, London and Madrid.  SMI partners with leading global media buying agencies to provide independent, accurate and timely advertising expenditure data to its clients to facilitate informed analysis of the media sector and product category expenditure. Data is sourced directly from advertising agencies’ billing systems and then aggregated to show the combined picture of media Agency ad spend across all major media, media sectors, 40 product categories and 126 Digital product categories.  It allows subscribers to monitor and analyse key data points that can be actioned to grow share and make better investment decisions. SMI provides the only clear picture on how ad dollars are being spent. Its Australian data covers more than 90% of all Agency spend and SMI works with media Agencies in more than 15 global markets.  http://www.standardmediaindex.com/   For further information contact: Jane Schulze                                                                   Rochelle Burbury SMI AU/NZ Managing Director                                  Third Avenue Consulting 0401 704 348                                                                   0408 774 577          Rochelle@thirdavenue.com.au Dell Boomi’s Latest Release Builds on Cloud Integration Platform to Drive Digitally Connected Experiences with Customers, Partners and Suppliers 2017-06-21T04:31:56Z dell-boomi-s-latest-release-builds-on-cloud-integration-platform-to-drive-digitally-connected-experiences-with-customers-partners-and-suppliers ROUND ROCK, Texas, June 20, 2017 – Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Spring 2017 release of the industry’s most robust and comprehensive cloud-native, enterprise integration platform to move, manage, govern and orchestrate data across hybrid IT architectures. The latest release enables Boomi customers to more efficiently connect everything and enable everywhere, with new, no code application integration accelerators, new features to fortify DevOps at enterprise scale, and improve data governance and security. “Today’s enterprise organization needs to create digitally connected experiences with customers, partners, and suppliers in order to stay ahead of the competition and remain relevant,” said Chris McNabb, CEO of Boomi. “Integration teams are under ever increasing pressure to make this happen at an accelerated pace. With this release, our platform provides organizations with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust integration foundation for rapidly building a digital business that’s smarter, better and faster.” Boomi’s Spring 2017 release includes more than 150 features that have been added to the market-leading Boomi integration platform as a service (iPaaS) over several months and are now generally available. Highlights include the following. Low and No Code Integration Accelerators Boomi accelerates implementations by providing a drag-and-drop data integration and application development environment, pre-built tools and reusable components, including: Workflow Automation - In March 2017, Boomi acquired ManyWho, a low-code development platform for building and deploying workflow applications, making Boomi the most comprehensive cloud-native integration and application development platform to accelerate digital transformation. The latest release allows an application developer to easily invoke a Boomi integration process within a workflow. No Code, Pre-built Integration Templates - Boomi offers citizen integrator support with 12 additional processes for the Boomi Process Library. The Boomi Process Library provides proven examples created by Boomi experts that any Boomi user can choose as a starting point to build their integration. Support for PaaS Integration - Boomi easily integrates with leading PaaS vendors and provides comprehensive support for PaaS solution integration. This release offers new connectors for Azure, AWS and Google. B2B Trading Partner Common Components - Three new types of EDI components provide increased reusability of common data among Trading Partners. Re-using common components increases flexibility, reduces duplication and simplifies updates. This saves time and development effort, especially for organizations with varied businesses, organizations growing through acquisition, as well as conglomerates and organizations with semi-autonomous business units. Fortified DevOps Features DevOps teams are looking for the ability to simplify and automate the delivery and deployment of applications and integrations, allowing organizations to focus more of their resources on innovation. Boomi’s fortified DevOps features provide new, robust enterprise capabilities, while reducing the complexity associated with IT operations, including: Docker Container Deployment - Easily create pre-configured containers. Docker containers simplify and provide flexibility to spin up and down instances of Boomi with pre-defined configurations to increase developer productivity and speed up application integration. Programmatic Onboarding for Trading Partners - Simplifies and speeds up onboarding, dramatically reducing the time required from weeks and days to hours and making the setup error-free. Data Stewardship Independence - Four new platform Quarantine API endpoints enable resolution actions outside of Boomi Master Data Management (MDM). This means data stewards can work in other applications, including cloud applications like Slack, to streamline governance tasks and approvals. Dynamic Integration Processes - With Boomi’s Process Route Shape feature, users can break down multi-step processes into smaller, independent functional groups and dynamically execute sub-processes. This independence between the main process, sub-process, and routing rules enables reusability of repeated logic and actions, and facilitates seamlessly updating and testing integrations. Data Governance and Security Organizations need technologies that provide ease of use to accelerate digital initiatives, while offering appropriate controls for the business units they support. Customers need to enforce the right data governance and security models that ensure compliance with business policies, contracts and regulations. Boomi’s latest release includes: Automated Data Governance - Data source rankings ensure that each Boomi MDM golden record is from the most trusted source system and propagated across all systems. Data stewards can easily enforce governance policies with automatic updates to all golden records when the data model and associated business rules are changed. Identity Management - With Boomi API Management developers can now leverage third party Authentication Sources to support OAuth 2.0 and SAML authentication use cases. API Policy Management - With an unlimited number of API calls, an organization can be vulnerable to Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and potentially overwhelm or tax the infrastructure. Boomi API Management allows for the configuration of policies to define a Contract. These Contracts can be coupled with entitlement tiers (i.e. Gold, Silver, or Bronze) as a mechanism for API providers to define expected service levels across their customer base. Additionally, with Quota, Rate Limit and Throttling functionality, the API Provider can limit the number of API calls for a specific time period. To learn more about the Boomi Spring release or see a demonstration, please visit: https://boomi.com/blog/boomi-advances-speed-efficiency-application-integration About Dell Boomi Dell Boomi (Boomi), an independent business unit of Dell, accelerates business agility by integrating the information organizations need whenever and however they need it. The Boomi integration platform dramatically transforms the way organizations connect, create, manage and govern all their applications and data. As a result, more than 5,800 organizations of all sizes use the Boomi platform to run smarter, faster, and better. Boomi also helps customers drastically reduce implementation times over traditional integration, MDM, API management and workflow automation solutions. Visit http://www.boomi.com for more information. © 2017 Boomi Inc. Dell, Dell Boomi, ManyWho, and Boomi iPaaS are trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others. # # # Microsoft Certifies Polycom RealPresence Group Series for Office 365 2017-06-14T04:35:04Z microsoft-certifies-polycom-realpresence-group-series-for-office-365 Australia & New Zealand – 14 June 2017 – Polycom Inc, a leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, announced today that the Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series, an industry-leading in-room video conferencing solution, is the first and only standards-based video solution to be certified for Microsoft® Skype™ for Business online in Office 365™. Customers are now getting an enhanced Skype for Business meeting experience in an Office 365 environment, thanks to Polycom’s award-winning audio and video conferencing. With solutions like the Polycom® EagleEye™ Director II camera that follows the active speaker around the room, high-definition audio and dual screen support, meeting participants will feel as though they’re in the same room. Customers using RealPresence Group Series will also have the benefit of a familiar Skype for Business user interface and work flow. “Microsoft remains one of Polycom’s most valuable partners across Australia and New Zealand. This certification will give Office 365 customers more flexibility, incorporating high quality Polycom audio and video within a familiar Skype for Business user interface and work flow,” said Tony Simonsen, Managing Director, Polycom ANZ, Japan and Korea. The certification offers more flexibility and choice on how Office 365 customers experience meetings. RealPresence Group Series joins a portfolio of Polycom video solutions certified to work with Skype for Business and Office 365. Polycom will be developing a next generation Skype Room System, the Polycom® MSR Series, to offer customers a native Skype experience in the conference room. Customers with existing Cisco endpoints can still connect with Office365 by using Polycom® RealConnect™ for Office 365 — the service that connects Cisco, Polycom and other vendor’s endpoints to Skype for Business online seamlessly. “For more than 14 years, Microsoft and Polycom have brought the most powerful collaboration experiences to our customers,” said Amy Barzdukas, Chief Marketing Officer, Polycom. “This certification means the Office365 meeting experience just got even better.” Polycom has developed the largest portfolio of voice and video solutions with more than 40 directly integrating with Microsoft platforms, including Skype for Business on premises and in Office 365, Microsoft Lync, Active Directory and Exchange. The Polycom Group Series solutions will be listed on the Microsoft TechNet site and the Skype for Business Partner Solution Catalog for Skype for Business online/Office 365. About Polycom Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit http://www.polycom.com.au or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Polycom Makes It Easier for Work to Get Done – Regardless of Location 2017-06-07T03:33:37Z polycom-makes-it-easier-for-work-to-get-done-regardless-of-location AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND – June 7, 2017 – In today’s modern workplace, 75 percent of Australians are now working from anywhere[1], using technology to meet, connect, and share ideas. However, in many workplaces, the ability to successfully share and manage content across devices and meeting spaces can still be a struggle. To address this, Polycom, Inc., an industry leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, has launched Polycom® Pano™, the easiest way to share content at work, regardless of location or device. Polycom Pano allows up to four people in the same meeting room to simultaneously share, contrast, and compare content side-by-side, from any device, without the hassle of juggling cables, pucks or dongles. Instead, users can share ideas and visuals of all types – such as videos, live interface, images, documents and presentations – with the added benefit of interactive annotation and whiteboarding features, not seen in other wireless content-sharing solutions. Polycom Pano simply connects to any display and enables wireless content-sharing from PCs, Macs, tablets, smartphones and even live video. “Customers have told us that they struggle to share information in meetings – too much time is wasted trying to find the right adapter or cord for whatever computer or device they have,” said Mary McDowell, Chief Executive Officer, Polycom. “Collaboration is richer and more productive when you annotate and build on your ideas together in real time. Polycom Pano makes content sharing easy and fits into any ecosystem or environment.” Polycom Pano is the latest solution in Polycom’s portfolio of intelligent collaboration solutions aimed at closing the gap between 20th century technologies and satisfying the needs of a new generation of 21st century technology savvy workers. Tony Simonsen, Managing Director of Polycom Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea explains: “At Polycom, we’re focused on anticipating the future needs of the workforce, providing intelligent collaboration solutions that get the job done. He continues: “Technology innovations should keep pace with shifting work trends and the rise of small group collaboration; Polycom Pano is another step in helping our customers improve both teamwork and productivity. At some point, all of us have struggled to share content in a meeting. Collaboration is more effective when these types of common technology frustrations are eliminated.” For people choosing to work from a variety of locations – including boardrooms, client sites, home offices, co-working spaces, airport lounges, or coffee shops – Polycom Pano includes built-in security safeguards that limit sharing to the target monitor and will protect content once a meeting is concluded. The solution works within any ecosystem or environment, helping customers protect their collaboration investment and upscale existing conference room technology. For more information on how Polycom Pano can make content sharing a positive experience in any meeting, please visit our blog. ### [1] The ‘Guide to Anywhere Working’ survey commissioned by Polycom Inc. was conducted by Morar Consulting. Sample Data collected from 25,234 consumers of 12 countries, which included: United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Germany, Russia, France, Australia and China. 55% of those surveyed had job titles managers or above. 58% of surveyed are responsible for care in some capacity, and 68% surveyed are parents. For more information about the survey results, download our Anywhere Working E-guide or read Polycom’s white paper: “Changing Needs of the Workplace”. About Polycom, Inc. Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 400,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, the broadest multi-vendor interoperability and unmatched investment protection. Visit http://www.polycom.com.au or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn or the Polycom Asia Pacific blog, http://www.polycom.asia/theview to learn more. © 2017 Polycom, Inc. All rights reserved. POLYCOM®, the Polycom logo, and the names and marks associated with Polycom’s products are trademarks and/or service marks of Polycom, Inc. and are registered and/or common law marks in the United States and various other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. Aruba helps organisations track valuable assets 2017-06-06T23:22:19Z aruba-helps-organisations-track-valuable-assets New BLE-powered Aruba Tags, Aruba Access Points and Meridian Software Eliminate Loss of Valuable Assets and Automate Inventory Management; Expanded Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries  Sydney – June 7, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, today announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency, and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure enabling simplified, fully integrated deployments at dramatically reduced costs.   Organisations worldwide lose millions of dollars every year on high-value items and inventory that are either misplaced, lost or stolen. Furthermore, employees and customers suffer from lost productivity and poor experiences. These challenges are particularly prevalent in industries like healthcare, where items such as IV pumps and heart defibrillators, are easily misplaced, resulting in 25 percent of hospital staff’s time wasted looking for these assets1  and negatively impacting quality of care. In retail and warehousing, items that can’t be located quickly mean wasted time for employees, delayed order fulfillment for customers and often, a loss of revenue for the retailer.   Aruba General Manager, South Pacific, Anthony Smith, said, “Aruba asset tracking addresses these challenges with a solution that is integrated into the Aruba Wi-Fi infrastructure eliminating the need for a separate network. Organizations also gain the benefits of accurate tracking of important items using either an intuitive, map-based mobile app or by integrating with organizations’ existing tracking solutions.”   The solution includes the following components: Advancements to ArubaOS and Aruba APs: This new software allows Aruba BLE-enabled Access Points and Sensors to act as asset tag “observers,” creating a sensory network that provides added value to organisations with existing Aruba wireless infrastructure. In essence, it allows their Wi-Fi infrastructure to double as an asset tracking network. New Aruba Tags:  Cost-effective Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) – enabled tags are slightly larger than a quarter, making them ideal for items that range in size from IV pumps in a healthcare setting to pallets of goods in a warehouse. The tags are designed to meet stringent environmental requirements and come with multiple attachment options. Asset Tag Configuration App: Aruba’s configuration app makes set-up and ongoing management of the tags simple. Assets can be designated with names, photos and optional IDs so that like assets can be searched for easily. Changes can be performed quickly, near the assets, and all data is automatically saved in a central cloud database. New features for the Aruba Meridian AppMaker: Organisations can now create their own asset tracking app for iOS or Android with the Meridian AppMaker. The AppMaker provides a new SDK and APIs for seamless third-party integration and custom use cases.  Partner Ecosystem Enables Broad Adoption Across Industries Key to the success of Aruba’s existing location-based services and Mobile Engagement portfolio has been the Meridian Engage Partner Program. Customers have leveraged app developers to integrate and build value-added mobile apps for iOS and Android that are used with the Meridian Mobile App Platform and Aruba Mobile Engagement portfolio. Aruba is extending this program to include asset tracking, as well as opening the program to new partners in a variety of industries across healthcare, retail, warehousing and numerous other verticals.   Continuing its investment in the Intelligent Edge, Aruba also introduced its 8400 Core Switch at HPE Discover.  The 8400 Core Switch is a new core aggregation switch that delivers the performance, power, automation and troubleshooting capabilities necessary to address the challenges of mobility, cloud and IoT inherent in networks today.  The announcement of the 8400 Core Switch in conjunction with its asset tracking solution demonstrates Aruba’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to organisations.  HPE PointnextAruba Meridian Services from HPE Pointnext provide customers and partners worldwide with the expertise needed to take advantage of location-based services to engage with mobile users in any organisation or public-facing venue. These services can help augment customer IT and Aruba partner teams to provide the capabilities needed for the design and development of mobile applications with the Meridian platform.  Availability Aruba asset tracking solution is available now.   ENDS  About Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes worldwide. The company delivers IT solutions that empower organisations to serve the latest generation of mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives.   To learn more, visit Aruba at http://www.arubanetworks.com. For real-time news updates follow Aruba on Twitter and Facebook, and for the latest technical discussions on mobility and Aruba products visit Airheads Social at http://community.arubanetworks.com.  For more information, please contact:  Sarah Bullen OR Duyen Nguyen at DEC PR +61 2 8014 5033 and Aruba@decpr.com.au  Customer Quotes   “The Aruba asset tracking solution has the potential to help VMI save significant man-hours and reduce the overall costs associated with locating and tracking our vehicles during their 48 stages of production” said Michael Kell, Director of IT for Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a supplier of wheelchair-accessible vans. “Additionally, with up to 2,000 vehicles on our site at any given time, the manual process of identifying and locating a specific vehicle when needed for audit, or tracking one during a particular stage of production, is time-consuming and inefficient. With the Aruba asset tracking solution, we hope to automate this process and create new efficiencies for our staff as well as speed delivery of vehicles to our customers.”  Ecosystem Partner Quotes   As a leading venue technology company, VenueNext, provides healthcare companies with better operational awareness and efficiency via location and mobile experiences. “Our customers have been asking for an asset tracking solution that delivers visibility for critical assets with location accuracy, while also integrating with our existing application platform,” said Scott Rehling, Vice President Strategic Channels, VenueNext. “By leveraging Aruba’s asset tracking solution we can provide the added functionality requested by utilizing customers’ Wi-Fi and beacon infrastructure, resulting in operational efficiencies.”   Emerge is a digital experience agency that leverages world-class user-centered design and custom application development to quickly solve complex challenges and address untapped opportunities. “With the addition of asset tracking capabilities to the Aruba Mobile Engagement platform we can now offer our customers an innovative tool to use their mobile applications to increase productivity and customer experience in their facilities,” said Julian Pscheid, Chief Technology Officer of Emerge Interactive. “Whether by providing front-line employees instant visibility into critical equipment location, connecting real-time asset locations to Meridian indoor turn-by-turn navigation and personalized push-notifications, or integrating location data with legacy systems, we look forward to incorporating Aruba’s asset tracking solution into our customers’ enterprise ecosystems.  Raizlabs designs and builds world-class iOS, Android, and Web apps for startups and big brands. “Our team is constantly exploring new and emergent technologies in an effort to deliver the best possible solutions to leading competitive enterprises,” said Jason Petralia, President of Raizlabs. “As a part of this ongoing exploration, we've realized the growing need for a complete asset tracking solution and are excited about Aruba's technology advancements and commitment to a full-featured and robust solution.”  Channel Partner Quotes   “As a leading IT solutions provider, we are continuously looking for ways to expand our offerings to better support clients’ evolving needs,” said Chris Saso, CTO, Dasher Technologies, Inc. “Aruba’s new asset tracking solution helps solve the issues that plagued the healthcare and retail industry by allowing them to leverage their Wi-Fi infrastructure for the tracking of physical assets. This allows us to engage with new stakeholders within our accounts and extend the value of our architecture and services expertise.”   Serving over 1,000 clients in a dozen different industries, Matrix Integration is focused on helping clients achieve their goals through the use of technology. “There has always been an existing operational need for organizations to track the movement of valued assets. However, most organizations consider adding a completely separate asset tracking infrastructure as too costly while adding additional operational burden,” said James Aldridge, VP, Technology, Matrix. “By using an existing Aruba wireless infrastructure, Aruba solves these customer problems by delivering the only asset tracking solution that doesn’t require another network overlay, resulting in an easy-to-manage mobile solution with fast ROI.”   AirTouch version 3 2017-06-06T03:47:09Z airtouch-version-3 Polyaire has announced a new air conditioning control system, AirTouch version 3, a smart air conditioning controller compatible with all the leading brands and letting the user manage up to 16 zones and two air conditioning units from a touch screen, or their mobile or tablet via WiFi or the internet. For a great summary, check out the introduction video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MieQ7o52Z9o  Building on prior versions, AirTouch can now send you home temperature alerts when you are away and let you turn on the air conditioning before you get home with the AirTouch app. Imagine the convenience of cooling the house down before you get home in summer or warming it up before you wake up in winter. Another new feature is the wireless Individual Temperature Control sensors which monitor the temperature levels in individual zones. These report back to the AirTouch system and help provide a more even temperature throughout the home and run your air conditioning more economically. But they also give you more flexibility with your system: You can now have a different temperature set point in each zone. For more information visit https://www.airtouch.net.au/airtouch/ or subscribe to the YouTube channel.