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Comcast’s machineQ Enterprise IoT Service Announces Next Wave of Customers

IoT Connectivity and Service Platform Continues to Make Progress Adding Multiple new IoT Industry Solution Providers

Comcast’s enterprise IoT service, machineQ™, announced new customers spanning a broad range of industries. (Photo: Business Wire)

Comcast’s enterprise IoT service, machineQ™, announced new customers spanning a broad range of industries. (Photo: Business Wire)

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building on the momentum from its March customer announcement, Comcast’s enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) service, machineQ™, today announced the addition of several customers spanning a broad range of industries and use cases – including asset tracking, utility and water metering, facilities management, and agriculture. MachineQ is a scalable, B2B IoT platform that uses Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to offer enterprise-grade solutions for businesses and municipal organizations. The service is deployed using the globally adopted LoRaWAN™ protocol.

“There is clearly demand for connecting people and equipment assets across large, open environments like golf courses, sports venues, universities, municipalities and resorts using a more reliable and less costly network than cell-based networks”

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“There is clearly demand for connecting people and equipment assets across large, open environments like golf courses, sports venues, universities, municipalities and resorts using a more reliable and less costly network than cell-based networks,” said David Vanslette, CEO, FAIRWAYiQ. “The value of FAIRWAYiQ’s golf course management solution is being demonstrated across private golf courses like Sharon Heights in Silicon Valley, public courses like Potomac Shores, multi-course operators and the PGA TOUR. With machineQ’s ability to deliver localized connectivity and cloud-based network and device on-boarding and monitoring software, we can scale our business to meet the needs of our customers in a very short period of time.”

The following IoT providers are a sampling of the growing list of customers leveraging machineQ’s network and platform:

FAIRWAYiQ (Asset Tracking)

Massachusetts-based FAIRWAYiQ provides real-time monitoring and management for golf courses and adjacent organizations, like sports stadiums, municipalities, universities, and resorts that are reliant upon small, motorized equipment and labor productivity. The company is leveraging machineQ’s network platform to wirelessly deliver data to managers about common golf course issues like pace of play, employee scheduling and task benchmarking, and the performance and location of maintenance equipment. Using that data, managers are empowered to make more informed decisions about how to more effectively allocate budget and deploy resources.

H2O Degree (Utility Metering)

For over a decade, H2O Degree has manufactured a broad line of wireless utility sub-metering products for multi-family dwelling and commercial facilities. The systems are ideal for tenant billing, water leak detection and energy analytics. The integration of the LoRaWAN based sub-metering system with the expansive and secure machineQ™ IoT platform provides a scalable enterprise-grade network for H2O Degree to expand its customer base.

Seco Sys (Water Metering)

The Seco Sys HydraCommunity is a platform used by mining operations, campuses, and utilities to manage water. Beyond automatic meter reading, the company’s IoT platform reads sensors measuring water quality, temperature, pressure, and tank levels. All sensor data is transmitted through its HydraLink Edge Computing Devices that leverage the Comcast machineQ™ IoT network.

SteamIQ (Facilities Management)

Steam energy is a major part of modern businesses and used to power wide range of things including; radiators, water heaters, industrial kettles, refineries, sterilizers and turbines. A steam trap is an integral device that removes condensate moisture (water) from a steam system without losing any significant steam energy. Massachusetts-based SteamIQ provides facilities with real-time data on steam trap performance and by leveraging the machineQ LoRaWAN network, can now wirelessly transmit data from deep indoor and underground locations.

Vinduino (Agriculture)

California-based Vinduino helps agriculture communities, specifically in the vineyard and wine-making industry, more effectively manage water usage through open source technologies. The company’s LoRaWAN irrigation valve controller and mobile app, operating on the machineQ IoT network, allows growers to remotely operate irrigation systems and autonomously adapt crop management to changing climate conditions; ultimately optimizing their fruit quality yield and saving money by using water more efficiently.

“We’re helping break down barriers to entry for B2B-focused IoT solution providers because our cloud-based, scalable and secure IoT hardware and software solutions have the ability to extract device data from hard to reach locations with low power requirements – that traditional wireless connectivity options can’t offer,” said Alex Khorram, General Manager of machineQ. “These qualities, are opening up a whole new world of use cases and vertical industries for our customers, leading to new market opportunities and helping them to quickly scale their business to meet their customers’ demands.”

In addition to these new customers, machineQ is providing LoRaWAN based IoT hardware and software for solution providers that serve a wide range of industries, including; energy, healthcare, life sciences, retail, pest control, smart cities, and more. For more information, visit www.machineQ.com.

About machineQ

MachineQ™ is a scalable, B2B IoT platform that uses Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology to offer enterprise-grade solutions for businesses and municipal organizations. The service is deployed using the globally adopted LoRaWAN™ protocol.

About Comcast

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses under the Comcast Business brand. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

 

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5G: Human chain pictures; 5G standard released

Note: There is no government oversight or regulation whatsoever. Private corporations have overtaken the earth.
On Thursday, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project released the long-awaited specifications for 5G, including 5G satellites. This gives the go-ahead for commercial deployment of 5G on Earth and in Space.

Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver Complete 5G System Standard on Time

3GPP TSG #80 Plenary Meeting has approved the completion of the standalone (SA) Release 15 5G specifications. After the release of the 5G NR specifications for non-standalone (NSA) operation in Dec. 2017, another essential step of standardization of 5G has been successfully completed. Now, the whole industry is taking the final sprint towards 5G commercialization. The completion of SA specifications which complements the NSA specifications, not only gives 5G NR the ability of independent deployment, but also brings a brand new end-to-end network architecture, making 5G a facilitator and an accelerator during the intelligent information and communications technology improvement process of enterprise customers and vertical industries. New business models will be enabled and a new era where everything is interconnected will be opened up for both mobile operators and industrial partners.

 

More than 600 delegates from the world’s major telecom operators, network, terminals and chipset vendors, internet companies and other vertical industry companies have witnessed this historic moment for 5G.
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Mobile Industry Works Together to Deliver Complete 5G System Standard on Time – Samsung Global Newsroom

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5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health!

EU-EMF2018-6-11US3

Written and Compiled by Martin L. Pall, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences
Washington State University
Address: 638 NE 41st Ave., Portland OR 97232 USA
martin_pall@wsu.edu 503-232-3883 May 17, 2018
Summary:
We know that there is a massive literature, providing a high level of scientific certainty, for each
of eight pathophysiological effects caused by non-thermal microwave frequency EMF exposures.
This is shown in from 12 to 35 reviews on each specific effect, with each review listed in Chapter
1, providing a substantial body of evidence on the existence of each effect. Such EMFs:
1. Attack our nervous systems including our brains leading to widespread
neurological/neuropsychiatric effects and possibly many other effects. This nervous
system attack is of great concern.
2. Attack our endocrine (that is hormonal) systems. In this context, the main things that
make us functionally different from single celled creatures are our nervous system and
our endocrine systems – even a simple planaria worm needs both of these. Thus the
consequences of the disruption of these

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Gore Featuring 5G and Aerospace & Defense Test Solutions at IMS 2018 | Gore

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Gore Featuring 5G and Aerospace & Defense Test Solutions at IMS 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (June 11, 2018) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) continues to enhance the company’s microwave/RF solutions to operate at higher frequencies while performing reliably over time. Gore will be featuring several 5G and aerospace & defense testing insights and products at IMS 2018, June 12-14, at the Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, Booth #1537.

5G testing has become increasingly complex, with higher frequency test components above 6 GHz and more ports to address. Multiple functions are integrated into a component and frequent calibration is required. At the same time, tests need to deliver highly accurate measurements for faster throughput, less calibration and downtime, and reduced overall costs. To address these demanding requirements, Gore has introduced GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies, Type 0N – the smallest, lightest, most internally ruggedized assembly on the market today for modular, multi-port, and multi-site test applications.

The need for smaller and lighter assemblies will be crucial, as well as their durability and flexibility.

Chris Cox, Gore product specialist

Gore’s product specialist Chris Cox said, “Test assemblies for 5G applications are important. The need for smaller and lighter assemblies will be crucial, as well as their durability and flexibility. Knowing you can trust them will be even more significant for 5G.”

In the area of defense and aerospace, Gore will be featuring its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies and their airframe assemblies, GORE-FLIGHT™ Microwave Assemblies, 6 Series. The airframe assemblies are lightweight cable solutions that deliver the lowest insertion loss before and after installation, ensuring reliable performance for the life of an aircraft system. The robust construction reduces total costs by withstanding the challenges of installation, reducing costly production delays, field service frequency, and the need for purchasing replacement assemblies.

The testing of aircraft systems is a critical part. “You can’t trust the performance if you can’t trust the test,” Gore aerospace application engineer Chris Ericksen states.

In addition to the above, Gore will be highlighting the company’s “60 Years of Improving Lives” with a special display featuring Converse shoes with GORE-TEX® Technology, FDA-approved GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder, and Elixir® Strings for guitars.

For more information, see Gore at IMS 2018, Booth #1537, visit gore.com/electronics, or contact a Gore applications specialist at electronics.usa@wlgore.com.

Press kit: http://ims.vporoom.com/WLGore.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Founded in 1958, Gore has built a reputation for solving complex technical challenges in the most demanding environments — from revolutionizing the outerwear industry with GORE-TEX® fabric to creating medical devices that improve and save lives to enabling new levels of performance in the aerospace, pharmaceutical and mobile electronics markets, among other industries. The company is also known for its strong, team-oriented culture and continued recognition from the Great Place to Work® Institute. Headquartered in Newark, Del., Gore employs approximately 9,500 Associates and generates annual revenues that exceed $3 billion.

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Gore Performance Solutions Division develops products and technologies that address complex product and process challenges in a variety of markets and industries, including aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical, mobile electronics, oil and gas — and more. Through close collaboration with industry leaders across the globe, Gore enables customers to design their products and processes to be safer, cleaner, more productive, reliable, durable and efficient across a wide range of demanding environments.

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Sivers IMA, Uppsala University Developing 5G mmWave RFIC with Integrated Antenna | 2018-05-29 | Microwave Journal

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Sivers IMA, Uppsala University Developing 5G mmWave RFIC with Integrated Antenna – 5/29/2018

For 5G applications, Sivers IMA and Uppsala University will develop a 24 to 29.5 GHz IC with an antenna integrated in the package. Vinnova, Sweden’s government agency for innovation, is funding the project with SEK4 million (approximately $450,000) under the “Smartare Elektroniksystem Forsknings – och innovationsprojekt 2018” program.

The motivation for the integrated RFIC and antenna is the need for a cost-effective front-end for customer premises equipment (CPE) in millimeter wave, Gbps broadband systems. According to Sivers IMA, such a product is not commercially available. The application and opportunity to commercialize the product was assessed by a jury of 14 independent national experts in an evaluation by Smartare Elektroniksystem.

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Of the SEK4 million, Sivers IMA will receive SEK3 million for the RFIC and SEK1 million will go to the Institution for Technical Science at Ångströmslaboratoriet at Uppsala University for the antenna.

Vinnova previously funded Sivers IMA and Uppsala University to develop a WiGig (60 GHz) RFIC with antenna, which was presented at the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). A second paper will be presented at the IEEE RFIC Symposium in June (2018).

Anders Storm, CEO of Sivers IMA, said, “5G will be a key component in all future telecommunication networks, which was confirmed by the prime ministers of the Nordic countries last week, where they agreed to a new, deeper cooperation around 5G development, with the ambition that the Nordic region should be at the forefront. With this contribution from Vinnova, together with our own investment within 5G, we can now contribute to this vision.”

Dragos Dancila, an associate professor of microwave technology at Uppsala University and the project leader for the antenna development, said, “We are grateful that Vinnova supports the long-term collaboration between industry and university, having already resulted in an excellent experience of delivering a successful technology at 60 GHz. We have again the opportunity to embark on the development of a new communication system supporting the 5G bands at 24 to 28 GHz and to ensure that it is competitive and world class.”

The Angstrom laboratory at Uppsala has an advanced antenna chamber for acoustic and RF measurements, which will be used to support the project.

Vinnova’s mission is to contribute to sustainable economic growth in Sweden by “improving the conditions for innovation.” According to the Vinnova website, “We do this mainly by funding innovation projects and the research needed to develop new solutions. We also invest long term in strong research and innovation environments.”

 

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Ooredoo First In The World to Launch 5G Commercial Network | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

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Ooredoo First In The World to Launch 5G Commercial Network – 5/16/2018

Ooredoo has announced that the company is the first operator in the world to launch a live 5G network on the 3.5 GHz spectrum band.

The breakthrough announcement was made in an event attended by Ooredoo senior management at the Ooredoo Tower in West Bay. Attendees were also briefed on the first Ooredoo 5G site which was accomplished just days after Ooredoo’s new 5G Commercial Core Network was activated.

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Ooredoo’s 5G network is the first commercially available 5G network in the world and is an important technological breakthrough for the telecommunications industry worldwide.

Speaking at the event, Waleed Al Sayed, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said, “Today, Ooredoo and Qatar make history. We are the first company in the world to offer access to 5G technology and services, and the people of Qatar are the first to have access to the incredible benefits this technological upgrade will bring. We dedicate this important milestone to the people of Qatar and to our beloved leaders, who have encouraged this step in building the knowledge-based economy of Qatar.”

The first stage of Ooredoo’s 5G Supernet deployment will cover an area from The Pearl Qatar to Hamad International Airport, with Lagoona, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay, the Corniche and Souq Waqif also included in the initial commercial launch coverage area.

The Ooredoo 5G service offers the latest network technology (5G NR) meaning much higher speeds, capacity and better latency, than existing cellular systems. The new network will bring advantages over the previous generations of cellular technology and will enable business and consumer customers to unlock more of their potential and explore opportunities that were simply not possible before 5G.

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Tektronix, IEMN Demonstrate 100 Gb/s Wireless Transmissions Using New IEEE 802.15.3d Standard | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

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Tektronix, IEMN Demonstrate 100 Gb/s Wireless Transmissions Using New IEEE 802.15.3d Standard

Tektronix, Inc. and IEMN, a major French research laboratory, demonstrated a single carrier wireless link traveling at a 100 Gb/s data rate. This demonstration uses advanced data coding, THz photonics and wideband and linear devices to enable ultra fast wireless connections in the 252 – 325 GHz band per the recently published IEEE 802.15.3d standard.

“Achieving 100 Gb/s transmission in a single carrier helps to fill the gap between the worlds of fiber-optics and radio. By combining the concept with dedicated architectures and photonic-based THz circuits we are paving the way for far faster wireless transmission than what’s possible today,” said Guillaume Ducournau, an associate professor at IEMN/CNRS/University Lille working on THz communication systems.

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The purpose of the new 802.15.3d standard is to provide for low complexity, low cost, low power consumption, very high data rate wireless connectivity among devices and in the future ‘low THz’ bands. Potential applications include consumer multimedia, wireless switched point-to-point applications in data centers, wireless backhaul/front haul, intra-device communications and a wide variety of additional use cases such as rapid large multimedia data downloads and file exchanges between two devices in close proximity.

Achieving 100 Gb/s and beyond requires the extension of carrier frequencies to the millimeter/sub-millimeter range, around 300 GHz, also called the “THz band.” Using a combination of optical coherent technologies and THz transceivers, this latest demonstration showcased the advances being made toward operational wireless links with THz frequencies and optical-equivalent data rates.

The demonstration was accomplished within the framework of several research projects including the COM’TONIQ, Era-net Chistera TERALINKS and TERASONIC ANR projects in THz communications. The French Equipex programs, “FLUX” (high-speed guided fiber/wireless-based advanced data coms) and “ExCELSIOR” (advanced characterization of nano-devices and systems) also supported this effort along with IEMN platform facilities and the RENATECH French nanofabrication network, IRCICA USR-3380. The demonstration was also supported by the CPER “Photonics for society” and contributes to the “digital world” Hub 3 of the I-Site Université de Lille Nord de France.

“Tektronix is delighted to be working in such close collaboration with IEMN on achieving this prestigious breakthrough,” said Dr. Klaus Engenhardt, CTO Tektronix EMEA. “It’s exciting to see our industry-leading end-to-end transmit and receive solution used to help bridge coherent optical and THz transceiver technologies. Advanced test tools are needed today to generate and characterize signals at 100G, 400G and beyond and Tektronix offers a wide portfolio of optical communication test solutions.”

Tektronix has a long history of collaboration with IEMN on THz communications research and most recently supported the first data transmission through a THz multiplexer.

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Verizon Names Los Angeles as 2018 5G Market | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

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Verizon Names Los Angeles as 2018 5G Market – 5/16/2018

Verizon said it plans to deploy 5G technology in Los Angeles starting in the fourth quarter of 2018. Los Angeles is the second city Verizon has identified as part of its 3 to 5 market 5G deployment plans, first announced in November 2017. Verizon previously announced Sacramento would be a 5G city.

In an interview, McAdam told CNBC’s David Faber that relationships with progressive-minded cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles and Boston, where Verizon is testing IoT solutions, are critical to putting next-generation technology into the hands of consumers and business. “We’ve had some great partnerships with some forward-looking mayors like Marty Walsh in Boston… Mayor Garcetti in L.A.” said McAdam.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement, “Innovation, hard work and creativity are the foundation of Los Angeles, and that’s why we are proud to partner with Verizon to be one of the first cities in America to start building their 5G network for businesses and residents, which will open doors to opportunity and inspire the next generation of tech leaders and entrepreneurs.”

McAdam also told Faber that “this has been a three-year journey for us,” noting that the company had worked with partners around the world to develop a standard and test it across 11 markets in the U.S. The tests proved that millimeter wave spectrum is outstanding for 5G. “We’re charging ahead,” said McAdam. “I have never seen a technology that is as disruptive and has as much benefit to consumers as 5G.”

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NTT Successfully Demonstrates 100 Gbps Wireless Transmission Using OAM Multiplexing for the First Time | 2018-05-16 | Microwave Journal

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NTT Successfully Demonstrates 100 Gbps Wireless Transmission Using OAM Multiplexing for the First Time – 5/16/2018

Setting a world record, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation successfully demonstrated 100 Gbps wireless transmission using orbital angular momentum (OAM) multiplexing.

NTT is developing OAM technology to enable terabit-class wireless transmission, anticipating the demand for wireless communications expected in the 2030s. In a laboratory set-up, NTT’s system showed that dramatic leaps in transmission capacity can be achieved using this new principle of OAM multiplexing combined with widely-used MIMO technology.

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NTT demonstrated the wireless transmission at a distance of 10 m using the test OAM system operating at 28 GHz. Eleven data signals, each at a bit rate of 7.2 to 10.8 Gbps, were generated and simultaneously carried by multiple OAM-multiplexed EM waves, achieving a world-first total bit rate of 100 Gbps.

Video: How NTT is dramatically increasing wireless data rates

The results of NTT’s experiment reveal the possibility of applying OAM technology to large-capacity wireless transmission, achieving a data rate about 100x that of LTE and Wi-Fi and about 5x that of the emerging 5G standard. Such data rates will contribute to innovative wireless communications technologies for next-generation 5G systems: connected cars, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), high-definition video transmission and remote medicine.

NTT will present the results of the OAM demonstration at Wireless Technology Park 2018 (WTP2018), to be held 23-25 May, and at the 2018 IEEE 87th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2018-Spring), an international conference sponsored by IEEE on 3-6 June.

 

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Anokiwave’s New Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance | 2018-02-20 | Microwave Journal

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Anokiwave’s Silicon IC Family for 5G Supports 3GPP Compliance – 2/20/2018

Anokiwave announced the first product in a family of second-generation 5G silicon quad core ICs that enable 3GPP-compliant base stations. The 39 GHz AWMF-0156 is part of Anokiwave’s on-going strategy to enable the commercialization of 5G millimeter wave systems with silicon ICs.

The AWMF-0156 operates from 37.1 to 40.0 GHz, supports four radiating elements and includes gain and phase controls for analog beam steering. Anokiwave’s patent-pending IP blocks, implemented in silicon, enable low-cost, hybrid beamforming with high efficiency and low latency beam steering. The AWMF-0156 is highly integrated and packaged in a wafer-level chip-scale package (WLCSP) and fits within the typical 3.8 mm lattice spacing at 39 GHz.

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Availability
Anokiwave offers evaluation kits to ease evaluation and adoption. The kits include boards with the IC, USB-SPI interface module with drivers and all required cables. Pilot production deliveries will be available in May (2018).

 

 

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