News Article | May 18, 2017
SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced it has secured four new contracts for professional services with oil and gas operators in the North Sea and Asia-Pacific region. “Our ability to match the correct personnel to the job, as well as the depth of expertise and flexibility we provide our customers, is key to our professional services model,” said Keith Johnson, EVP Energy, Speedcast. “Embedding a Speedcast employee on-site at a customer location further strengthens our relationship and enables our clients to focus on their core business rather than their telecommunications networks. Professional services is an area where we are adding resources because of the increasing interest from our customers for a partner that can provide a full range of products and services, not just connectivity.” In the North Sea, Speedcast will provide engineering and systems integration support through the testing and commissioning of various equipment including public address and general alarm (PA/GA) systems, closed-circuit television (CCTV), ultra high frequency (UHF) and very high frequency(VHF) radios, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), and radar and aeronautical navigation beacons during the final part of a shipyard fit-out phase before providing ongoing support during the critical period from sail-away to first oil. The team will then execute a full handover to the operator to complete the contract. Additionally, Speedcast has expanded its professional services role with two major operators in the North Sea to complement and provide network support to the specialist teams who it already supports through radio operator, telecom technician and project/service delivery positions. Finally, Speedcast will provide engineering resources to another large oil and gas operator to help commission the telecommunication services on a new platform in Malaysia. Speedcast’s professional services group provides short- or long-term technical manpower and expertise on a dedicated, project- or part-time basis at customer sites or at one of Speedcast’s global points of presence. Past professional services projects include end-to-end management of client networks, license facilitation and operation and maintenance of existing, client-owned IT systems and telecom equipment. Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs. With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. Speedcast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government. Learn more at www.speedcast.com. Speedcast® is a trademark and registered trademark of Speedcast International Limited. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners.
News Article | May 18, 2017
RFID industry leader Datamars has announced the release of its LaundryChip 401, the latest addition to Datamars’ very successful LaundryChip family, the first transponder line specifically designed for the industrial laundry sector. The LaundryChip 401 is the culmination of Datamars’ 30-year expertise in RFID technology, meeting the extremely demanding requirements that an industrial laundry expects from a transponder. Brian Zapach, President of Datamars US, says: “In today’s market, industrial laundry facilities, textile rental companies, hospitals and hospitality chains need transponders that both endure the harshest industrial laundry conditions and are as small as possible, allowing them to be easily embedded in flat linens and garments.” “We have responded by introducing our slimmest UHF transponder ever, keeping, and even improving, the mechanical resistance and best-in-class electronic performance that characterizes our LaundryChip family.” Come meet Datamars at the CLEAN Show 2017, booth 721 and see samples of the new LaundryChip 401 as well as live demonstrations of our latest innovations.
News Article | May 16, 2017
The TW-950 TSM Shadow™ is the newest tactical radio for networking solutions by TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. (http://www.trellisware.com), providing expanded frequency ranges, higher throughput for video, and full interoperability with compatible devices. The TSM Shadow radio is being shown at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) at the Tampa Convention Center (Booth #636). TSM Shadow provides unparalleled performance powered by TrellisWare’s TSM-X™ waveform. Because TSM Shadow runs the full TSM-X waveform, it compliments interoperability with the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Mobile Ad-hoc Networking (MANET) for SOF Tactical Communications (STC) radios, including the STC Next Generation Handheld (NGHH). Compared to previous generations of the TSM™ waveform, TSM-X doubles the throughput for single hop traffic and nearly quadruples throughput for multi-hop traffic and multi-cast streaming of multiple High Definition (HD) videos. The expanded frequency coverage includes the UHF, L, and S bands in a single radio. The flexible bandwidth of TSM-X is configurable from 1.2 to 40 MHz, and supports simultaneous voice, Position Location Information (PLI), and data for networks of over 200 users. In addition, TrellisWare has a new single board radio module and third party integration program for enabling new devices and platforms to be part of the ever-expanding TSM-X network. “At TrellisWare, we continue to push the boundaries of MANET technology, and we are excited to showcase our new TSM Shadow radio and new single board radio at SOFIC this year,” said Metin Bayram, the General Manager of TrellisWare. “We look forward to working with our partners in government and industry to see the TSM-X network continue to expand with new capabilities to meet the ever-changing challenges faced by our customers today.” Information about TrellisWare’s products and capabilities can be found at http://www.trellisware.com or by contacting our team at media(at)trellisware.com. About TrellisWare Technologies, Inc. TrellisWare Technologies is a privately held company based in San Diego, California. The company launched in 2000 with an innovative culture striving to push technological boundaries in the areas of wireless communications. TrellisWare is now a worldwide leader in highly advanced algorithms, waveforms, and communications systems that range from small form factor radio products to fully integrated multi-function solutions. TrellisWare is delivering the next generation of communications for military and commercial markets When Nothing Else Works™. To learn more, please visit http://www.trellisware.com.
News Article | May 17, 2017
The new InfoChip MultiMount RFID tag is a durable wideband tag with long read range and multiple attachment methods. This changes the game when tracking industrial assets, giving Logistics managers a great way to improve accuracy and increase efficiency in the yard or facility. This long-range UHF tag (EPC CLASS 1 Gen 2; ISO 18000-6C) scans up to 20 feet with a standard handheld reader. One tag works with both US and EU readers. The MultiMount can be attached in a variety of methods including hanging, banding or bolt/screw mount. Its small size (2.25” x 1.7” x 0.63”) combined with excellent read performance creates a winning combination. Designed for harsh environments, the durable MultiMount excels in subsea, tubular yard management, pipeline, pipe slings, oil & gas basket returns, valves and rigging applications. Other InfoChip tag options include our embeddable DuraPlug, adhesive DuraDisc, weldable TackTag2, our PipeTracker2, and many others covering a wide range of durable applications. Headquartered in Houston, TX, InfoChip develops leading asset tracking and safety compliance (EHS) TESSALink software, rugged RFID and industry-focused content. With over 40,000 users, InfoChip’s cloud ecosystem shares critical data between equipment manufacturers, distributors, end users and third-party service companies.
News Article | May 25, 2017
SYDNEY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with leading government satellite connectivity provider COMSAT to establish a common global service offering of Ku-band very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services for the government and maritime markets. The combined network will leverage Speedcast’s greater than 8 GHz of global satellite capacity and COMSAT’s security-cleared teleports in the United States to deliver a robust, secure network for customers needing advanced, resilient connectivity for critical operations. “The opportunity for collaboration with COMSAT fits very well with Speedcast’s commitment to delivering robust, reliable, secure global communications solutions to government and military customers, no matter where operations take them,” said PJ Beylier, CEO, Speedcast. “COMSAT’s experience in the government segment combined with our unmatched capacity, global network and customer support enable us to offer highly reliable and secure solutions to our customers.” COMSAT will provide teleport and hosting services at their owned teleports in various U.S. sites, as well as hands-on technical and engineering assistance to help interconnect and migrate network segments. Through over 50 years of serving government customers requiring critical communications, COMSAT brings expertise in solution development, architecture design and service delivery support. “COMSAT has always been at the forefront of satcoms technology, innovating to provide enhanced services and support for our customers’ benefit,” said David Greenhill, president, COMSAT. “We recognize the same passion in the Speedcast team. This collaboration will allow us to mutually broaden our markets and better serve our customers.” Through this partnership, government customers will have access to the largest private iDirect Bandwidth network accessed from teleports and terrestrial nodes in NATO/Five Eyes nations. Support staff and facilities are Information Assurance (IA) certified and cleared, ensuring necessary security for government furnished equipment (GFE) baseband. Commercial customers will benefit from the cost and operational efficiencies of highly scalable service plans and access to the world’s largest iDirect network, combined with superior customer support and network security measures. With a direct lineage from the COMSAT organization created by the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, COMSAT has played an important role in the SATCOM industry from its inception to present day. Some of COMSAT’s key milestones include being a founding member of Intelsat operating the Marisat fleet network that provided the first mobile satellite communications services to the United States Navy. COMSAT also founded Inmarsat’s initial operating system from the company’s two earth stations. COMSAT delivers a full portfolio of satellite solutions in C-Band, Ku-Band, Ka-Band, X-Band and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) as well as Inmarsat, Thuraya and Iridium services to U.S. civilian and military agencies for their most critical missions. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, COMSAT is a trusted leader in the design and delivery of customized, secure, managed end-to-end (ME2E) satellite services for aeronautical, land, and maritime service environments. http://www.comsat.com/ Speedcast International Ltd (ASX: SDA) is the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, end-to-end remote communication and IT solutions. The company utilizes an extensive worldwide footprint of local support, infrastructure and coverage to design, integrate, secure and optimize networks tailored to customer needs. With differentiated technology, an intense customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 2,000 customers in over 140 countries via 39 teleports, including offshore rigs and cruise ships, 10,000+ maritime vessels and 4,500+ terrestrial sites. Speedcast supports mission-critical applications in industries such as maritime, oil and gas, enterprise, media, cruise and government. Learn more at www.speedcast.com. Speedcast® is a trademark and registered trademark of Speedcast International Limited. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective owners. © 2017 Speedcast International Limited. All rights reserved.
News Article | February 23, 2017
Dublin, Feb. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players" report to their offering. This report provides the most comprehensive and authoritative view of the conductive inks and paste market, giving detailed ten-year market forecasts segmented by application and material type. The market forecasts are given in tonnage and value at the ink level. It also includes critical reviews of all the competing conductive inks and paste technologies including firing-types pastes, PTFs, silver nanoparticles, stretchable inks, IME inks, copper, and more. This report also gives fact-based and insightful analysis of all the existing and emerging target applications. For target applications, it provides an assessment and/or forecast of the addressable markets, key trends and challenges, latest results and prototype/product launches, and the analyst's insight on the market potential. We provide a detailed analysis of at least 17 existing and emerging application sectors including silicon solar cells, UF/UHF RFID tags, touch screen edge electrodes, automotive, in-mould electronics, e-textiles, 3D antennas, 3D printed electronics, desktop PCB printers, ITO replacement, OLED lighting and others. Conductive inks and paste business: everything is changing The conductive inks and pastes market will reach over $1.7b in 2027 at current metal prices. Micro-sized silver conductive pastes will dominate the market, controlling nearly the entire market in 2017. Silver nanoparticles will however become increasingly competitive, finding use in a range for emerging applications sectors to become an $80m market by 2027. Copper will remain a comparatively immature technology but will achieve limited success as novel curing systems are installed to open the door to copper ink sales. The solar panel industry will be 1.4 k tonne market in 2017 for screen-printed firing-type conductive pastes. At the paste level, a new group of suppliers will soon come to dominate this business whilst at the powder level the users will force through a more diversified supplier base. The touch screen edge electrode market will continue its decline. The linewidth-over-spacing (L/S) has decreased to 20/20, pushing screen printing with standard PTFs beyond its limits and opening the door to photocurable pastes. Etching-based techniques will find additional opportunities as the bezel is further narrowed whilst standard PTTs will retain some share in the low-cost end of the market. Sensors such as car occupancy sensors, printed piezoresistive sensors and some versions of glucose sensors will remain a substantial niche market for conductive pastes, as will the automotive sector with its mixed grouping of stagnant traditional and high-growth emerging applications. HF and UHF RFID antenna markets will grow but will see the relative market share of ink types transform over the coming decade. 3D antennas made using aerosol printing will continue gaining traction. This approach will compete head-on with MID (molded interconnect devices) techniques and will become a substantial player in the consumer electronics market. Metal mesh as an ITO alternative will make slow inroads despite the pending consolidation period in the TCF industry, creating demand for silver nanoparticle used in filling or printing fine lines. New markets will emerge and create new performance requirements. In-mould electronics will demand inks that can stretch and survive the thermoforming/molding process. Electronic textiles will require inks that are truly stretchable and withstand repeated washing cycles. 3D printed electronics and desktop PCB printers will need the high conductivity and low temperature inks to open vast new prototyping possibilities for 3D printers and circuit designers. All these markets are poised for rapid growth provided technology innovations can satisfy the market pull. Ten-year market projections split by application. Please contact us for the exact values. Note that ink selling prices have declined thanks to a decline in raw metal prices but also pressured margins, resulting in a decrease in our revenue forecasts. Key Topics Covered: 1. Executive Summary And Conclusions 2. Conductive Inks And Pastes 3. Silver Nanoparticle Production Methods 4. Copper Inks And Paste 5. Conductive Pastes In The Photovoltaic Market 6. Automotive 7. 3D Printed Electronics 8. Touch Panel Edge Electrodes 9. Conductive Inks In RFID 10. Printed And Flexible Sensors 11. 3D Antennas And Conformal Printing On Curved Surfaces 12. Thermoformed Or In-Mould Electronics 13. Stretchable Inks For Electronic Textiles 14. Stretchable Conductive Inks In Flexible And/Or Stretchable Circuit Boards 15. Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing And Prototyping 16. Ito Replacement (Transparent Conducting Films) 17. Conductive Pens 18. Mobile Phone Digitizers - First High-Volume Market For Silver Nanoparticle Inks? 19. Oled Lighting Market 20. Large Area Led Lighting Arrays 21. Printed Thin Film Transistors 22. Printed Memories 23. Emi Shielding Using Conductive Inks 24. Metamaterials And Engineered Structures Using Conductive Inks 25. E-Readers 26. Other Nascent Application Ideas 27. Company Interviews 28. Company Profiles For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q3zlnh/conductive_ink About Research and Markets Research and Markets is the world's leading source for international market research reports and market data. We provide you with the latest data on international and regional markets, key industries, the top companies, new products and the latest trends.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Qualified to AEC-Q200, the new Automotive Grade Accu-P Series SMD capacitors deliver the industry's tightest capacitive tolerances, in addition to exceptionally repeatable performance, extremely high stability, & remarkably low ESR & high Q at high frequencies FOUNTAIN INN, SC--(Marketwired - February 09, 2017) - AVX Corporation ( : AVX), a leading manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released a new series of SMD thin film chip capacitors especially designed to meet demanding performance specifications in automotive signal and power applications. Qualified to AEC-Q200, AVX's new Automotive Grade Accu-P® Series capacitors deliver the tightest tolerances of any capacitor available on today's market (down to ±0.01pF), in addition to exceptionally repeatable performance, remarkably low ESR and high Q at high frequencies (including VHF, UHF, and RF bands), and extremely high stability with respect to temperature, time, frequency, and voltage variation when compared to ceramic capacitor technologies. Based on well-established thin film technology and materials, the new Automotive Grade Accu-P Series capacitors are also subjected to a litany of test and quality control procedures in accordance with ISO 9001, CECC, IECQ, and USA MIL -- including on-line process control procedures, accelerated life, dampness, and heat testing, and final quality inspections for capacitance, proof voltage, IR and breakdown voltage distribution, temperature coefficient, solderability, and dimensional, mechanical, and temperature stability -- which makes them ideal for use in automotive signal and power applications that require extremely high accuracy, such as: in-vehicle and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems, vehicle location and alarm systems, GPS, in-cabin wireless LANs, and mobile communications including navigation, traffic information, and connected security systems. "Designed to exhibit ideal performance characteristics in high frequency signal and power applications, Accu-P Series capacitors virtually eliminate the variances in dielectric quality, electrode conductivity, and physical size that are inherent to ceramic capacitor technologies," said Larry Eisenberger, principal technical marketing engineer, AVX. "Named for the extreme accuracy they deliver in even demanding applications, Automotive Grade Accu-P Series SMD thin film chip capacitors feature high-purity electrodes for very low and repeatable ESR; high-purity, low-K dielectric for a high breakdown field, high IR, and low losses to frequencies above 40GHz; and very tight dimensional control for uniform unit-to-unit inductance." Automotive Grade Accu-P Series capacitors are currently available in three standard case sizes (0402, 0603, and 0805), six rated voltages (10V, 16V, 25V, 50V, 100V, and 200V), and two dielectric temperature coefficients (0±30ppm/°C and 0±60ppm/°C) with capacitance values spanning 0.05pF to 68pF, and capacitive tolerances from ±0.01pF to ±5%. Rated for use in operating temperatures spanning -55°C to +125°C, the ruggedly constructed series also offers four termination compositions, including RoHS compliant and lead-free compatible options, and nickel/solder-coated terminations that provide excellent solderability and leach resistance. Designed for soldering onto flexible or alumina circuit boards, Automotive Grade Accu-P Series capacitors can withstand the time and temperature profiles used in both wave and reflow soldering methods. Shipped on 7" or 13" reels, the components should be handled with plastic-tipped tweezers, vacuum pick-ups, or other pick-and-place machinery. Lead-time for the series is currently 10 weeks. For more information about AVX's new Automotive Grade Accu-P Series SMD thin film chip capacitors for automotive signal and power applications, please visit http://www.avx.com/products/rfmicrowave/capacitors/automotive-grade-accu-p/ to access the product datasheet, catalog, part number information, and design tools. For all other inquiries, please visit www.avx.com, call 864-967-2150, or write to One AVX Boulevard, Fountain Inn, S.C. 29644. AVX Corporation is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of electronic passive components and interconnect solutions with 20 manufacturing and warehouse facilities in 11 countries around the world. AVX offers a broad range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices, and connectors. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange ( : AVX). A member of the Kyocera Group since 1990, AVX is also the only company authorized to supply Kyocera's electronic devices to the Americas and Europe. Established in 1959 and based in Kyoto, Japan, Kyocera Corporation is a leading international supplier of connectors, capacitors, ceramic resonators, surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters and duplexers, and crystal oscillators and timing devices.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Specificamente ideata per essere integrata in modo discreto nella biancheria e in prodotti tessili utilizzati in lavanderie commerciali e presso i clienti, come ospedali e hotel, la scheda LinTRAK-Slim è un'etichetta intessuta dello spessore di soli 1,2 mm, il che la rende la scheda UHF RIFID più sottile sul mercato dei servizi tessili. Le dimensioni ridotte della nuova scheda, 10 mm x 59 mm, ne consentono l'inserimento rapido e invisibile negli orli della biancheria.
News Article | February 16, 2017
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "RFID Sensors 2017-2027: Forecasts, Players, Opportunities" report to their offering. RFID Sensors 2017-2027 is the first report that covers all these options, the players behind the ICs, sensor tags and systems, the applications, trends and market size, forecast over a ten year period. The report draws comparisons form and assesses the related data logger market, and explores the role for RFID Sensors within that. SWOT (Strength, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) reports are given for the leading players, along with application case studies and impartial assessment of the whole sector. The general RFID market has seen substantial growth over the last few years, with successful public offerings and rapid growth in terms of the number of RFID tags sold. Vendors are now exploring allied technologies with RFID sensors at the forefront of this. RFID sensors combine a sensors system (such as monitoring temperature, humidity, shock, pressure or moisture) with RFID communications. This has been enabled thanks to new chipsets, at both HF (NFC) and UHF (RAIN) which are dedicated to support sensor platforms and therefore make RFID sensors simpler to make and lower cost in addition to the increasing maturity and wider scale adoption of RFID reader infrastructure. Additionally, new technologies from printed sensors and flexible batteries to bio sensing films meet unmet needs and provide differentiation. - Forecasts in unit numbers for each technology type, for 2017-2027 - Forecasts of average sales price for each technology type, for 2017-2027 - Forecasts for total RFID sensor tag market value for each technology type, for 2017-2027 - Total RFID Sensor market value (tags and systems), for 2017-2027 2. The Big Picture: RFID Sensors As Part Of The Internet Of Things For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/m6jnz4/rfid_sensors
News Article | February 16, 2017
LBA Group, Inc. (LBA) announced that its hardware unit, LBA Technology, Inc., won NewBay’s 2016 Product Innovation Award for both TV Technology and Radio. NewBay’s Product Innovation Award, launched in 2013, recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products to serve the TV/pro video and radio/online audio industries. LBA’s CAMI™ broadband isocoupler was selected for the honors by a panel of professional users and evaluation criteria include innovation of concept and design, creative use of technology and price value. The panel also considered suitability for use in each industry category. LBA’s CAMI™ allows low power TV operators to locate to “hot” AM towers, and the new expanded line of CAMI’s™ can handle TV power all the way to 40,000 watts, VHF and UHF. The product also offers a modern way to expand site options for other types of installations on “hot” AM towers for radio broadcasters. This includes microwave and STL links, FM translators, low power FM, and high power FM. The CAMI™ can be used for nearly any single coaxial line installation on an AM tower. The LBA CAMI™ isocoupler family now supports any combination of RF carriers from DC to 2700 MHz or more, and conservative RF power levels to 40,000 watts at FM. High impedance AM isolation is achieved on any specified frequency between 530 - 1710 kHz. "Unlike commonly used tuned isocouplers, the same broadband CAMI™ model will fit all of the supported frequencies without retuning,” LBA product representative, Jerry Brown said. This means an FM or TV operator need not change isocouplers, even if they are reallocated. This can solve major TV repack site issues. “This feature alone could save operators thousands of dollars,” Brown added. The CAMI™ also has the advantage of passing AC or DC current to tower top amplifiers. They are resistant to weather and lightning, and easy to install. More information on the CAMI™ isocoupler family of products is available at: https://www.lbagroup.com/products/cami-am-tower-isocoupler, or contact Jerry Brown, 252-757-0279, jerry.brown(at)lbagroup(dot)com. Keep up with LBA news and information by following the company on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/LBAGroup. About LBA LBA Group, Inc. has over 50 years of experience in providing RF asset solutions and risk management for industrial and telecommunications infrastructure assets. The company is comprised of the technology consultancy, Lawrence Behr Associates, Inc.; LBA Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer and integrator of radio frequency systems, lightning protection, and EMC equipment for broadcast, industrial, and government users worldwide; and LBA University, Inc., providing on-site and online professional training. The companies are based in Greenville, N.C., USA. About Newbay NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. The company connects and informs millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events.