Category: Hardware


Sony’s Altair will supply modems for AT&T’s newest IoT modules

May 23, 2017

Via: RCR Wireless News

Sony’s Altair Semiconductor will supply modem chips for AT&T’s $7.50 Category M1 LTE modules, which the carrier announced late last week. Altair was also AT&T’s modem vendor for its Category 1 LTE modules, which were priced at $14.99. “A&T has […]


SD-WAN: Controller and Router Placement

May 10, 2017

Via: Network Computing

Once you have made a good business case for SD-WAN, then you are ready to take the leap forward. You have to convert your motivation into technical requirements. After all, SD-WAN is a technology play in addition to cost savings. […]


Asus router warnings on privacy and security

May 8, 2017

Via: Computerworld Networking

I ran across a most unusual router review today, written by Daniel Aleksandersen. For one thing, it was not a review of a specific model (though the author uses an Asus RT-AC87U)/. Instead it reviewed ASUSWRT, the stock firmware (router operating […]

Hardware, Monitoring&Analysis, Security

Securing risky network ports

April 24, 2017

Via: Networkworld Security

Data packets travel to and from numbered network ports associated with particular IP addresses and endpoints, using the TCP or UDP transport layer protocols. All ports are potentially at risk of attack. No port is natively secure. “Each port and […]


Cisco Launches Next Generation Storage Networking Innovations

April 12, 2017

Via: Cisco Newsroom

Data stored in global data centers will increase by five-fold to reach 915 Exabyte by 2020, according to the recent Cisco® Global Cloud Index. Cisco today announced technology innovations for next-generation storage networking that will help customers access, manage and […]

Hardware, Security

How to rescue your PC from ransomware

April 7, 2017

Via: CSO

With  nasty malware like Locky making the rounds—encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to unlock them unless you pay up—ransomware is a serious headache. But not all ransomware is so difficult. You can remove many ransomware viruses without losing your […]


Application Optimized Transport in the Data Center using Segment Routing

March 30, 2017

Via: Cisco Blog

Imagine a data center network for an e-commerce business that allows for on-demand allocation of bandwidth as a result of high traffic volumes generated by large number of transactions during the holiday shopping season, or a data center network for […]


Graphene shows promise for next-generation optical communications

March 29, 2017


Graphene offers a potential solution for future integrated photonics communications systems, according to Marco Romagnoli, Head of Advanced Technologies for Integrated Photonics at Italy’s National Laboratory for Photonics Networks (CNIT). He was making the opening presentation at the day-long Graphene […]


What’s Beacon Technology? And How Will It Disrupt The Networking Space?

March 27, 2017

Via: CRN

BeaconsInSpace is a Boston-based disrupter in the API/networking space, utilizing beacon technology to create contextual and hyperlocal applications. What exactly is a beacon? A beacon is a device that’s constantly transmitting an identifier through the air via Bluetooth. There are […]


Next-generation adaptive optics set to assist exoplanet hunt

March 27, 2017


When the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) enters operational service at Cerro Amazones in Chile’s Atacama desert, scheduled for 2024, adaptive optics (AO) will be crucial to its hunt for exoplanets. In the E-ELT – as with other advanced ground-based […]