News Article | February 23, 2017
Keith Buckley, president of the ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) has accepted an invitation to speak on the topic of market diversification and niche market development at the SATELLITE 2017 conference on March 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Mr. Buckley will join executives from teleport operators worldwide during the World Teleport Association’s annual track of panels, called the “Ground Segment Forum.” Buckley will moderate a panel titled, “Diversify Your Markets or Drill Deep into Your Niche?” The session will start at 11:30 a.m. The focus of the panel will be on how leaders need to respond to shifting markets and technologies. “Whether broader diversification or deeper penetration is the best path for growth is a significant question for the satellite and teleport industry,” said Buckley. “Should the business seek to diversify into new markets in search of growth? Or should you drill deeper into established niches where expertise and market knowledge create ‘sticky’ solutions that are hard for customers to replace? All businesses, including CPI ASC Signal Division, confront this challenge at some point, and I expect this to be a fascinating conversation.” During the panel discussion, case studies from business leaders will illuminate possible choices and outcomes of this challenge. Confirmed session participants include James Trevelyan from Arqiva Broadcast & Media, Marzio Laurenti of Telespazio Brazil and Koby Zontag from PCCW Global. The panel will be followed by the annual World Teleport Association Awards for Excellence, now in its 21st year. CPI ASC Signal Division is a sponsor of the high-profile luncheon during the SATELLITE 2017 conference. Several CPI divisions will be attending the SATELLITE 2017 conference. To learn more, please visit http://www.cpii.com/events.cfm/0/212. About CPI ASC Signal Division ASC Signal is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly-engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. In September 2015, ASC Signal was acquired by Communications & Power Industries LLC, becoming CPI ASC Signal Division. Its customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. ASC Signal leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a +40-year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence. ASC Signal is a member of the World Teleport Association and the Society of Satellite Professionals International and is a supporter of the satellite industry’s Better Satellite World campaign. http://www.ascsignal.com About Communications & Power Industries LLC Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits. http://www.cpii.com ### Certain statements included above constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; goodwill impairment considerations; customer cancellations of sales contracts; U.S. Government contracts; export restrictions and other laws and regulations; international laws; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; the impact of environmental laws and regulations; inability to obtain raw materials and components; and the impact of unexpected results of, or issues in connection with, dispositions and acquisitions. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to (i) publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof, (ii) to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations or (iii) to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statement if CPI becomes aware that such statement is not likely to be achieved.
News Article | November 21, 2016
The ASC Signal Division of Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI) is now shipping a new high-wind version of its popular 2.5-meter Nomadic Antenna. The trailer mountable, carbon-fiber antenna is being sold to organizations for use in remote field deployment applications for defense and commercial industry customers. CPI ASC Signal Division developed the durable technology for its new version of the Nomadic Antenna to address industry and customer requirements that the company has seen evolve through several programs. CPI ASC Signal Division’s latest Nomadic Antenna product is capable of operation at L-, X-, C-, Ku-, Ka-, Q- and V-bands and is the latest addition to the company’s expanded mobile product line. In its latest configuration, the Nomadic Antenna system serves as the platform for an ARSTRAT-certified terminal and, to date, more than 100 systems are in service worldwide. Additionally, the 2.5-meter system combines the company’s innovative antenna design with its state of the art Next Generation Controller (NGC) to provide the industry’s highest level of acquisition, tracking accuracy and performance from antenna systems of this size. CPI ASC Signal Division continues to expand its portfolio of mobile and transportable antenna systems, based on the company’s existing line of high-performance fixed earth station antennas. CPI ASC Signal Division’s product offering now includes mobile and transportable antenna systems that reach from 2.4 through 4.6 meters, along with fixed antenna systems that reach through 9.4 meters. The company’s antenna products are designed for service to all commercial and non-commercial/military satellite bands. “Our new Nomadic Antenna product is an evolution in state-of-the-art antenna design that addresses our customers’ critical needs,” said CPI ASC Signal Division president Keith Buckley. “As mobility continues to be a prominent and dominant requirement for remote applications, CPI ASC Signal Division continues to deliver earth station antennas that seamlessly integrate fixed and mobile systems into the same network architecture. What is unique about our approach is that we are able to utilize the same antenna controller systems, regardless of the antenna platform, thereby reducing costs to customers and providing uniform operation across the entire network.” About CPI ASC Signal Division In September 2015, ASC Signal was acquired by Communications & Power Industries LLC, becoming CPI ASC Signal Division, a multinational manufacturer of high-performance, highly engineered satellite Earth station, radar and HF antenna systems. Its customers include international broadcasters and Fortune 500 companies, as well as military and government organizations. CPI ASC Signal Division leads through design innovation that capitalizes on a more than 40-year heritage of engineering creativity and excellence. The ASC Signal Division of CPI is a member of the World Teleport Association and the Society of Satellite Professionals International and a supporter of the satellite industry’s Better Satellite World campaign. http://www.cpii.com/ascsignal About Communications & Power Industries LLC Communications & Power Industries LLC (CPI), headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a subsidiary of CPI International Holding Corp. and CPI International, Inc. CPI develops, manufactures and globally distributes components and subsystems used in the generation, amplification, transmission and reception of microwave signals for a wide variety of systems including radar, electronic warfare and communications (satellite and point-to-point) systems for military and commercial applications, specialty products for medical diagnostic imaging and the treatment of cancer, as well as microwave and RF energy generating products for various industrial and scientific pursuits. http://www.cpii.com/ ### Certain statements included above constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements provide our current expectations, beliefs or forecasts of future events. These statements are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the results projected, expected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, competition in our end markets; our significant amount of debt; changes or reductions in the U.S. defense budget; currency fluctuations; goodwill impairment considerations; customer cancellations of sales contracts; U.S. Government contracts; export restrictions and other laws and regulations; international laws; changes in technology; the impact of unexpected costs; the impact of a general slowdown in the global economy; the impact of environmental laws and regulations; inability to obtain raw materials and components; and the impact of unexpected results of, or issues in connection with, dispositions and acquisitions. These and other risks are described in more detail in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All future written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. We undertake no duty or obligation to (i) publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events occurring after the date hereof, (ii) to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events or changes in our expectations or (iii) to publicly correct or update any forward-looking statement if CPI becomes aware that such statement is not likely to be achieved.
News Article | February 27, 2017
In the future, he wrote, high-speed wireless networks and low-cost mobile devices will break the link between occupation and location. Thanks to Moore and his Law, millions would indulge an innate wanderlust by selling their homes and living abroad, doing their jobs over the internet and enjoying the benefits of first-world income and developing-world cost of living. No more rat-race grind of cubicle and commute. Makimoto’s vision appeared in his 1997 book Digital Nomad, written with coauthor David Manners. The book was virtually ignored by the public. Ten years later, the digital nomad idea resurfaced in Tim Ferriss’s 2007 best-selling book The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. In that hodgepodge of life hacks and business schemes, Ferriss painted a seductive picture of automated income and unbridled globetrotting. Neither Makimoto nor Ferriss predicted the rise and impact of social networking, smartphone apps, the sharing economy, and on-demand services. Popular apps and services like AirBnb, Whatsapp, Yelp, Lyft, Duolingo, Earth Class Mail, and Google services like Maps, Fi, and Translate, though targeted at the public in general, simplify the digital nomad lifestyle in particular. Video: It’s Actually Pretty Easy To Work Remotely From The Caribbean The authors also couldn’t have predicted the rise of the digital nomad industrial complex, an entire industry created by and for digital nomads. Whether you’re a digital nomad, aspire to be one, or if you simply travel on business or vacation from time to time, you can benefit from this burgeoning industry. A digital nomad is just another name for a remote worker. The real impact of Makimoto’s vision isn’t the possibility of a strange untethered lifestyle for the few. It’s that technology may eventually turn us all into digital nomads. After all, a digital nomad is just another name for a remote worker. A Gallup poll published this month called “State of the American Workplace” found that 43% of employed Americans worked remotely last year at least some of the time. Moreover, both the length of time working remotely and the number of employees doing so full time has been growing every year. (This is up from 39% in 2012.) Thanks to the new digital nomad economy, it’s easier than ever to work remotely for the rest of your life or for an hour; from a tent on the Masai Mara or from the Starbucks around the corner. With the exception of two years at an American desk, I’ve done it myself since 2006–from Belize, Cuba, El Salvador, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, and Turkey. Author Mike Elgan at work at El Castillo, a Mayan pyramid in Tulum, Mexico. Drop In And Get Busy The remote work trend has given rise to the coworking space–office space you can rent for temporary use in the U.S. and all over the world. The world’s first coworking space opened in London in 1650: The Oxford coffee house. Loosely modeled on establishments in Vienna, which were themselves influenced by coffee houses in Istanbul and elsewhere in the Muslim world, the Oxford started the British coffee house craze. These coffee houses spread quickly throughout London (along with newly found enthusiasm for the stimulating, exotic, and bitter beverage itself). 10 Affordable Cities To Live Abroad And Work For Yourself How I’ve Built My Own Business While Traveling The World Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss) Six Ways I Built A Career Traveling The World In My 20s These coffee houses brewed more than coffee. They became incubators and coworking spaces for all kinds of businesses and newspapers. In fact, insurance giant Lloyd’s of London is named after Edward Lloyd’s coffee house, which opened in 1688, and where the insurance company began as an innovative startup. Nowadays, coffee houses are everywhere and dedicated coworking businesses are growing fast. Some digital nomads prefer the low cost and often superior chow at coffee houses, while others prefer dedicated coworking spaces that offer acoustic privacy, meeting rooms, and the promise of reliable internet. The choice is often governed by what kind of business you do. If you make calls and hold meetings, coworking spaces are often better. Whatever your preference, here’s how to track down a spot to work that fits your needs: • The iOS app Work Hard Anywhere offers a user-ranked directory. CEO Benson Chou told me his app offers 13,000 ranked and crowdsourced “laptop-friendly spaces” in 100 countries. These include cafes, coworking spaces, and even libraries. Spaces are ranked by users according to Wi-Fi quality, outlet availability, seating, parking, price, and other benefits. Chou and cofounder Cody Huang built the app because they struggled to find good places to work in launching their startup. Chou told me that freelancers, entrepreneurs, and students also use the app, but that it really “hit a sweet spot” for digital nomads. • French IT manager Fabien Vauthey also decided that digital nomads need a crowdsourced, reputation-based directory of both coffee houses and coworking spaces from which to work, so he launched CoWorking.Coffee in 2015, with help from a Tokyo startup incubator. Coffee joints are ranked by quality of Wi-Fi and friendliness to coffee-shop camping (where you sit there working for hours on end). Vauthey told me that he hasn’t monetized the site yet and continues to live as a digital nomad while consulting for various companies. • One simplifying option for nomads and business travelers alike is to join a network of hundreds of global coworking spaces, such as Copass. • If you need to find a coworking space on the fly, you can also take advantage of directories like the Global Coworking Map, Desksurfing, Workfrom, Conomads, and Sharedesk. • One sharing-economy innovation is Hoffice, which is a cross between a coworking directory and AirBnB. The site enables people to offer workspaces in their homes, and for digital nomads to rent them. The Work Hard Anywhere iOS app helps you find a great place to work, including a coffee shop with fast Wi-Fi. The startup is itself based in coffee and tea shops, including Far Leaves Tea in Berkeley, California. For many, the biggest barrier to living nomadically is occupation. How do you find a location-independent job? Gallup found that remote work opportunities are “increasing across most industries that Gallup has studied.” Still, the majority of digital nomads are freelancers or small business owners, and a disproportionate number of them are developers or content creators of some kind. • Github, Working Nomads, The Remote Working Company, Remote OK, DigitalNomad JobFinder, We Work Remotely, and RemoteBase all curate lists of remote jobs that can be done from anywhere in the world. • An Estonian company called Jobbatical connects developers and other “knowledge workers” with one- or two-year jobs all over the world. Companies benefit by quickly hiring engineers and others during crunches, and employees get their foot in the door with a chance to be hired permanently–and the ability to get hired in a foreign country, which can often be difficult. These guys look like they’re on vacation, but they’re actually in the middle of a crash course on software development via Destination:Dev in Cusco, Peru–and making a few friends along the way. Until recently, digital nomads were pretty much on their own when figuring out how to earn a living while traveling the world. In the past two or three years, however, a large number of conferences, training programs, and other educational events have emerged, almost all of it by, for, and about digital nomads. • The annual Nomad Summit in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is run by a digital nomad who goes by the name Johnny FD. He hosts the Travel Like a Boss podcast and blogs about passive income generation. (FD could be a poster child for the digital nomad financial advantage–he claims to earn between $15,000 and $25,000 per month from Udemy courses, YouTube videos, affiliate links, drop shipping, and book publishing, yet pays only $342 per month for his apartment in Chiang Mai, Thailand.) FD told me his third annual Nomad Summit had more than 350 attendees and attributes the conference’s rapid growth to increasing interest in digital nomad living. • A conference called DNX Camp is the world’s biggest Conference for digital nomads, according to founder Felicia Hargarten. The event is designed to help digital nomads launch, build, and grow a business that can support a location-independent lifestyle. Their next event is March 1 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most of the sessions tackle some aspect of launching and growing a startup. One session is a crash course on how digital nomads can benefit from Estonian e-Residency (the Estonian government offers an e-Resident smart card, enabling nomads to establish an Estonian-based business, bank account, and other benefits of residency without ever living there). The DNX publishes a helpful list of the best tech, sites, apps, books, and services for digital nomads, which is also great for business travelers. • Coworkstation offers short retreats, from three to seven days, where digital nomads can learn, brainstorm ideas, and enjoy the program’s location. Founder Stuart Jones launched Coworkstation in September 2015 after living as a digital nomad for years (he told me he’s been to more than 70 countries). So far, his company has done three programs in Barcelona, Bali, and on a sailboat in the Mediterranean. • Speaking of boats, the Nomad Cruise is a two-week “floating conference for digital nomads,” according to founder Johannes Voelkner. The first voyage shoved off in November 2015, from Spain to Brazil. The next one sails from Colombia to Portugal. His three trips served 400 digital nomads from over 40 countries with classes on WordPress, AdWords, blogging, email marketing, artificial intelligence, Facebook Messenger bots, and even a crash course on cryptocurrency, as well as a range of non-technical programs. Voelkner estimates current growth at 200% per year, driven by the rise in digital nomad living. • YonderWork started as a remote work and travel company, but the rapid rise in digital nomad living soon saturated that market, so the company pivoted to helping companies transition to a remote work culture, according to cofounder Nick Messina and his wife and partner, Kristin. The company supports their own digital nomad lifestyle. • Companies like 7in7, Coworking Unconference Asia, and Nomad City also offer digital nomad training conferences. Destination: Dev specializes in training and networking for software developers. • The Freedom Summit is an online virtual summit that provides courses that anyone in the world can join. The next summit is April 1 and 2, and focuses more on the digital nomad lifestyle and less on business. The company also offers a four-week “Freedom Bootcamp Program.” • The Cocal site provides a calendar of digital nomad conferences and coworking retreats. If you don’t know how to digital nomad, the digital nomads will teach you. This workshop at the Coworking Unconference Asia teaches prospective coworking space operators all about the business. The housing needs of digital nomads are different from the average traveler. For starters, many nomads like to connect with other freelancers and entrepreneurs. They need fast Wi-Fi. And they often need something longer-term than a hotel room but shorter-term than an apartment. • A company called Roam offers “flexible housing” for digital nomads in cities like Bali, London, Tokyo, Miami, and San Francisco that can be rented week to week or month to month. Founder and CEO Bruno Haid told me Roam has plans to expand to at least 10 properties by the end of the year. The company says benefits include a community of entrepreneur-travelers as well as help with travel arrangements, available to customers through their website. • Outsite offers something similar. It’s a kind of subscription service where you pay monthly, but can move around to their various locations. They also promise coworking space. • If you’re a homeowner or apartment renter and want to keep your housing but also want to live as a digital nomad, a service called 6x2x6 makes it possible. It’s a house-exchange community, but with a difference. Instead of swapping houses directly with one person or family, you can live in the house of another member for between one and three months, then move to the house of yet another user, and so on. You can move from house to house all over the world until you’re ready to return home. All the while, other members are living in your house. • When digital nomads want to live in a specific place for six months, a year, or a few years, they need a furnished apartment. Nestpick partners with apartment rental sites, extracting only furnished apartments for digital nomads. • When you’re traveling abroad full time, stuff happens, plans change, and things sometimes don’t work out. Most nomads find themselves needing a place to stay tonight. A service called Overnight is like Hotel Tonight, but for AirBnB-type accommodations–in other words, people’s homes. • Colive is a user exchange for finding temporary roommates and shared housing while traveling abroad. • Hotel WiFi Test enables you to choose a hotel based on the most important criteria: how fast the Wi-Fi is. • If you’re not even sure what country to head for, resources such as Teleport, Nomadlist, Expatistan, and Numbeo are full of valuable information, excelling especially in comparative cost of living. Digital nomads give up the community, camaraderie, and social interaction that comes with working in an office. And work community is not just about socializing, but brainstorming, collaborating, and learning. It’s an important component of productive work. • Nomadbase is an app-based social network for digital nomads using iPhones or Android smartphones. MagPie is a social network for female digital nomads. And Flylancer enables members to schedule meetups. • NomadProjects enables compatible business partners for potential side projects to find each other. Launched in 2015, the company caters to digital nomads because the work habits of nomads is, well, different, according to cofounder Thom Wensink. “Some days you work 18 hours, other days not at all. Sometimes you sleep in a hostel with crappy Wi-Fi, other days you stay in an AirBnB apartment. Nomad life is versatile. You want someone that understands your lifestyle and workflow.” • NomadPass recommends digital nomads with similar personal or business interests for you to live and travel with. • Some 46% of digital nomads are not currently married or otherwise in a committed relationship, the Digital Nomad Survey. Nomad Soulmates is here to help. The dating site is for location-independent nomads looking for love. Founder Aline Dahmen told me the iOS and Android app is scheduled for beta testing in June, and the startup is in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Until then, Nomad Soulmates is a Facebook Group that claims 7,000 members. Date a Nomad does something similar. Skillful digital nomads spend far less on air travel than most travelers, and for two reasons. The first is that digital nomads are more flexible about when and where they go. With flexibility, low cost can dictate travel specifics. And the second is they’re more experienced because they travel all the time. • You may already be familiar with sites like Google Flights and Fareness, which enable you to tweak travel plans to get better deals. Air Wander enables digital nomads to take advantage of their travel flexibility by giving you two or more destinations for the price of one by figuring out extended layovers of days, weeks, or even months. You can fiddle with cities and dates until you get an extremely low rate. • Hitlist is an iOS app that sends you alerts when airline flex pricing drops below a user-designated fare. • Digital nomads are acutely aware that many countries require documentation of a return ticket before they allow you into the country. This can be a problem, because digital nomads often don’t know when they’ll be leaving and would otherwise enter with a one-way ticket. Fly Onward lets you “rent” a refundable return ticket for $9.99. And NomadProof gives you an itinerary from a different airline than the one you’re traveling on (airlines only verify itineraries when it’s in their own system). The financial world of a globe-trotting digital nomad can be challenging because many services require a fixed address. So digital nomad-specific financial services are starting to emerge. • A service called Revolut assumes you’ll be traveling the world, transferring money internationally, dealing with exchange rates, and focusing on security. • The founder of World Nomads Group began 15 years ago by becoming one of the world’s first all-digital providers. One of their travel insurance companies is World Nomads, which caters to digital nomads. The image of a young content creator working in an impossibly beautiful location is a bit of a cliché. It’s also the reality for thousands of digital nomads, such as this Remote Way customer. The newest and biggest thing to hit, and which increasingly define the digital nomad industrial complex, is a new industry of all-inclusive package deals–companies that give coliving, coworking, travel, training, cultural excursions, and more, all for a single, often monthly, rate. • The Remote Experience provides all-inclusive, business-intensive digital nomad programs. Cofounder (and full-time digital nomad) Michelle Lawson told me that initially they served mostly digital nomad types–freelancers and entrepreneurs–but they increasingly get professionals that usually work nine to five back home. The company provides flights, office space, housing, travel, and medical insurance, as well as local events and a “local ambassador” to help participants experience the local culture. One benefit to The Remote Experience, according to Lawson, is flexibility. Participants can show up and stay on a month-to-month basis, or choose one of the four-month programs. • The founder of a company called Terminal 3, Mevish Aslam, has been a digital nomad for eight years, and launched the company to help others benefit from the lifestyle while continuing to work at their existing jobs. Terminal 3 provides all-inclusive travel booking, co-living and coworking spaces, social events, excursions, and monthly professional coaching sessions in destinations in Europe and Asia. Upcoming programs are scheduled for Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, Spain, Croatia, and the Czech Republic. • Aslam also runs Sprinters hackathons that bring together women entrepreneurs, leaders, mentors, and developers to launch a startup in three days. These take place in different cities, with the most recent one taking place in Kenitra, Morocco. • Luke Kelly became a digital nomad by accident. After traveling across South America for three months, he ran out of money in Bolivia and got serious about pursuing freelance design work. Then he moved to China, and later to the digital nomad capital of the world, Chiang Mai, Thailand. He’s now diversified his income, with a small design agency, his work as design lead at a Seattle tech startup, and Wecoco, his own startup. When Wecoco’s first event takes place somewhere in Africa sometime this fall, it will offer coworking, coliving, and cotravel packages for freelance designers, graphic artists, and other creatives and makers. • Dozens of other companies offer à la carte, scheduled retreats all over the world, including Refuga, Wanderboss, Co-retreats, Unsettled, Project Getaway, Sunny Office, Nomad House, Pangea 196, and Office To Travel. • Another approach to plug-and-play digital nomad living are companies that enable you and their other customers to travel from one place to the next as a group together, including Remote Year, Embark, Nomad Train, Nomad Convoy, Hacker Paradise, We Roam, The Remote Way, B-Digital Nomad, and WiFi Tribe. Tsugio Makimoto predicted the rise of the digital nomad, and he was right. But he didn’t know how 21st-century products and services would transform how nomads work, live, travel, and explore. Best of all, this new industry is for everybody, from business travelers and vacationers to adventurers and entrepreneurs.
News Article | February 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that the Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta), a major international telecommunications hub in the Eastern Mediterranean, has selected Kratos’ End-to-End Network Management Suite of products to support its expanding satellite ground operations. The network management suite will help Cyta scale its international operations by automating network functions and managing customer services and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) more effectively across hybrid satellite and terrestrial networks. The suite will be deployed at the company’s Makarios Teleport Station. The Makarios Teleport hosts a large number of earth stations providing links to numerous satellites included in Cyta’s extensive telecommunications network that delivers a wide range of international telecommunications products, services and solutions. The network management upgrade is a key element of Cyta’s enhancement program, which includes adding advanced services to support satellite operators in satellite control and monitoring operations. As Bruno Dupas, President of Kratos Integral Systems Europe, explains: “Optimization of network performance and service delivery were two of Cyta’s key objectives. The End-to-End Network Management suite configured for Cyta includes Compass® to proactively monitor and manage Cyta’s network devices to reduce costly downtime, and, in the event of a device failure, reduce Mean-Time-to-Repair (MTTR) by identifying the root cause of device issues earlier and accelerating the remediation process. In addition, Kratos’ NeuralStar® SQM organizes and manages Cyta’s services across its international network and helps improve service quality assurance. By bridging the management silos, NeuralStarSQM retrieves both device and service data from monitored systems at the Makarios Teleport and integrates it all into a common platform enabling Cyta to identify, prioritize and recover services quickly and improve service level delivery and maximize SLAs.” Makarios Teleport’s operations are already supported by Kratos’ Monics® integrated RF Monitoring System, which is connected to more than 60 satellite antennas and provides direct visibility to the satellite carriers transmitted and received at the site. Detailed information on the relevant parameters, such as modulation details of wanted and interfering carriers can be readily extracted. Together, Compass, NeuralStarSQM, and Monics provide an end to end solution ensuring that Teleport personnel are continuously aware of the status of every device and service Cyta provides and can promptly take the necessary measures to address any situation effectively. According to Costas Agrotis, Manager of the Cyprus Teleports, “Makarios Teleport along with the other two supplementary teleports continue to expand steadily and new equipment and infrastructure is regularly integrated to the existing facilities. Our new Network Management System will help us reduce costs and increase Quality of Service (QoS) by automating manual tasks and expediting recovery from network anomalies. It is a key component of our infrastructure enhancement as well as our continued growth.” About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a mid-tier government contractor at the forefront of the Department of Defense’s Third Offset Strategy. Kratos is a leading technology, intellectual property and proprietary product and solution company focused on the United States and its allies’ national security. Kratos is the industry leader in high performance unmanned aerial drone target systems used to test weapon systems and to train the warfighter, and is a provider of high performance unmanned combat aerial systems for force multiplication and amplification. Kratos is also an industry leader in satellite communications, microwave electronics, cyber security/warfare, missile defense and combat systems. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 2,800. Substantially all of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com. About Cyta Cyta is the incumbent operator in Cyprus providing full spectrum of telecommunication services. Cyta operates a modern telecommunications network and an extensive submarine cable and teleport infrastructure. It combines a telecommunications gateway in Cyprus with POPs in major Telehouses in Europe. Cyta is active in the international market and provides services to business customers around the world. Being an established provider with diverse facilities and capabilities, Cyta is well-placed to offer its customers the ability to integrate fiber with satellite solutions. Cyta is capitalizing on the geographical location of Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea to expand its telecommunications hub. Cyta operates 3 Teleports in Cyprus providing diversity and disaster recovery. Makarios Teleport along with the other two teleports offer full visibility of the geostationary arc, covering any satellite location between 35W and 105E and are optimum for satellite communications. Makarios Teleport is currently through the process of being certified by World Teleport Association (WTA). Cyta is a long-term industry partner and has a solid reliability record for the provision of satellite services for more than 35 years. The climate in Cyprus, with extensive sunshine, low rainfall and no need for de-icing is ideal for satellite operations. These favorable conditions make it possible to provide satellite links with enhanced availability. Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are made on the basis of the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of Kratos and are subject to significant risks and uncertainty. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements. All such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Kratos undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Although Kratos believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve many risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from what may be expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of Kratos in general, see the risk disclosures in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Kratos for the year ended December 27, 2015, and in subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K and other filings made with the SEC by Kratos.
News Article | February 15, 2017
AlohaNAP and 1547 Further Commit to Operational Excellence and Security KAPOLEI, HI--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - AlohaNAP, the only multi-tenant, carrier-neutral data center facility with satellite backup capabilities in the state of Hawaii, announces today that it is both Service Organization Control (SOC) 2, Type 1 and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.1 compliant. The location recently underwent rigorous audits to provide customers with the assurance that their services meet the highest security and availability standards. Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, performed an independent examination and testing of control activities at AlohaNAP's data center, with an assessment of: AlohaNAP's SOC 2 Report, performed in accordance with AICPA's Attest Engagements 101 guidance (AT 101), verifies that the design and operating effectiveness of the facility's internal controls meet the requirements for the security principles set forth in the Trust Services Principles. The examination tested the Trust Services Principles and Criteria over system security and availability. PCI DSS ensures the safe handling of sensitive information and is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data. Achieving this standard ensures customers' data is safe from physical, network and technical security risks within a third-party data center. "Businesses on the island require a data center provider that can protect their most sensitive data," states Lee Mercado, Director of Sales, AlohaNAP. "Meeting these standards reinforces AlohaNAP's commitment to maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance to ensure the availability, integrity and safety of these customer assets." AlohaNAP is located two miles inland and over 160 feet above sea level, outside of any floodplain and tsunami zones. Owned and operated by leading custom-designed data center developer and operator, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty (1547), the facility is designed to be the premier, multi-tenant, carrier-neutral data center complex in the Pacific. Leveraging its geographic location in Kapolei, HI, and access to Hawaii Pacific Teleport, an international satellite communications provider, AlohaNAP is creating a high bandwidth capacity "meet-me" point. For more information about AlohaNAP, please visit www.alohanap.com. About AlohaNAP AlohaNAP offers enterprise-ready Tier 3 data center and colocation services on the island of Oahu by leveraging best-in-class critical infrastructure and our wide array of connectivity options, including both fiber and satellite. AlohaNAP is one of the only purpose-built commercial data centers on the island of Oahu, situated two miles inland and over 160 feet above sea level. The facility offers carrier-neutral connections to both global and local fiber providers, and satellite connectivity to over 40 different satellites. With 10,000 square feet of space immediately available, full redundancy, and 24/7 on-site security, AlohaNAP is the premier data center in Hawaii. AlohaNAP is one of four premier properties owned by leading custom-designed data center developer and operator, fifteenfortyseven Critical Systems Realty.
Fire Safety Journal | Year: 2012
Most CFD tunnel fire simulations have so far focused on the thermal field and the critical velocity for suppression of the hot backlayering flow. However, there is a great need in understanding the characteristics of a real-scale tunnel fire in terms of the flame propagation and the toxic gas generation. In this study, an extension of the eddy dissipation concept incorporating two chemical reaction steps is integrated into an internationally recognised CFD fire simulation code. A full-scale over-ventilated tunnel fire is simulated with the model and the measured temperature profiles are correctly reproduced. The model is then used to investigate the characteristics of a tunnel fire in three aspects: the length of backlayering, the flame length and the effects of an object within the tunnel. An inverse dependence of the backlayering length with the wind velocity, and the levelling-off of a maximum of the backlayering length for a ventilation velocity of 2 m/s are predicted. Both the CFD prediction and an analytical correlation indicate that an increase of the heat generation rate enhances the flame length, and while, a growth of the ventilation velocity shortens the flame length. The effects of blockage in a tunnel on the propagation of smoke and fire are numerically investigated with the model. The results of this study have shown that the model is promising in qualitatively examining the correlation of the propagation of smoke, the production and the transport of carbon monoxide and soot with the ventilation rate and the fire heat release rate. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Teleport | Date: 2011-03-02
A satellite connection apparatus (1) is provided for transport means (11) comprising: an antenna (2) of geostabilized type, suitable to track a first satellite (10) in coverage and of establishing a connection with said first satellite (10), a modem (3) capable of rendering the signal received by said antenna (2) usable by computers and the like, a position detection device (5) capable of determining the position of said transport means (11) on the globe and automatic actuator means capable of moving said antenna (2), wherein the antenna (2) is capable of automatically tracking a different satellite (10) in coverage, when the first satellite (10) is no longer in coverage following movements of the transport means.
Teleport | Date: 2016-04-22
A method includes receiving, by a receiver device, a request sent from a transmitter device. The request is identified by a case name and at least one of a type of the request and a due date of the request. The request has a transmitter priority designated by the transmitter device. The method also includes assigning, by the receiver device, a receiver priority for the request received by the receiver device. The method also includes determining a final priority by the receiver device. The final priority is based upon a combination of the transmitter priority and the receiver priority. The method further includes handling the request within the receiver device based on the final priority.
Teleport | Date: 2014-03-26
The present invention relates to a method and relative systems which can be used to allow a user accessing to a telecommunication local area network to access by means of a unique terminal device, in a generalized and unified way, even to a plurality of geographical telecommunication wide area networks. The most interesting applications of the invention are the fields, as the marine communications one, where there are particular (technical and cost-relating) difficulties or restrictions to obtain access to geographical wide area networks. This system is made up of a series of devices connected to a local area network among which there are control systems and terminals apt to carry out the access to geographical wide area networks. The described system allows, on the one hand to manage the access of local customers, and on the other hand to activate connections to geographical wide area networks by using suitable terminals. The system thus conceived allows the locally registered users and provided with a terminal only provided with interfaces apt to the local connection to carry out communication outside the local area network by using, in a transparent way for the users, the terminals belonging to the system as a whole. The various devices described and the way of their interaction allow the system to be easily usable to manage, both from a technical point of view and from the commercial one, the services which can be used by the local users.
Teleport | Date: 2014-11-07
Safety garments for use in hazardous environments are disclosed. An exemplary safety garment comprises: a first protective covering configured to cover at least part of a torso of a wearer; a second protective covering configured to cover at least part of a limb of the wearer; and a flexible panel interconnecting the first protective covering to the second protective covering. The flexible panel facilitates movement of the limb of the wearer relative to the torso of the wearer by accommodating relative movement between the first protective covering and the second protective covering. Also disclosed are a safety garment comprising a wearer-carrying harness, a safety garment comprising a refillable heat extraction pack for cooling the wearer and a safety garment comprising a deployable shield for protecting the wearer upon detection of an event.