Florida law enforcement picks CNC Technologies for aircraft streaming video/data

CNC Technologies has been selected by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to deploy an aerial video and data streaming video mission suite on the FDLE´s King Air 350 multi-engine aircraft,.

The FDLE King Air 350 allows the agency to provide statewide aerial support to federal, state, and local agencies during natural disasters, counter-terrorism efforts, and criminal investigations.

CNC Technologies specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation/servicing of custom aerial surveillance, data transmission, and counter-terrorism wireless solutions.

CNC Technologies is an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, government and military markets. The company works with clients around the globe, tailoring solutions to match each organization´s specific mission requirements and backed by 24/7 service and support.

Tower Research Capital invests in 5% of McKay Brothers

Low latency networks provider McKay Brothers has closed an investment from affiliates of Tower Research Capital LLC for 5% of McKay equity, the company said.

Together, with the previously announced investment from IMC affiliates for 20% of equity, McKay has concluded its initial round of outside equity funding.

The investments allow McKay to accelerate its ongoing effort to drive down network latency between financial exchanges.

McKay Brothers LLC and affiliates design, build and operate telecom networks and market data services for latency sensitive traders and risk managers of banks, funds and trading firms. It has main offices in Oakland, Geneva and Paris.

Tower Research Capital LLC is a financial services firm that specializes in quantitative trading and investment strategies. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in New York City, the company trades multiple asset classes in over 150 venues worldwide and is an innovator and a leader in the field of computerized trading.

Founded in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC is technology-driven trading firm, active on over 100 trading venues around the world.

Mitani picks VeloCloud SD-WAN to power unified communications solution in Asia

Cloud-delivered SD-WAN company VeloCloud Networks Inc. has been chosen by Japan-based information technology services iMitani Sangyo Co. Ltd. to power Mitani´s Unified Communications needs, VeloCloud said.

Headquartered in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan, Mitani provides comprehensive IT services from system integration to outsourcing. The company offers its clients system integration services, packaged software, construction of network security, and other information infrastructure, hardware and system maintenance and support services, and outsourcing.

The VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN enables enterprises such as Mitani to support application growth, network agility and simplified branch implementations while delivering optimized access to cloud services, private datacenters and enterprise applications.

Global service providers are able to increase revenue, deliver advanced services and increase flexibility by delivering elastic transport, performance for cloud applications, and integrated advanced services all via a zero-touch deployment model. Both enterprises and service providers benefit from the multi-tenant cloud gateway architecture and the ability to support real-time applications over ordinary broadband links.

IVeloCloud Networks automates deployment and improves performance over private, broadband Internet and LTE links for today´s increasingly distributed enterprises.

Cohere forms 5G technical advisory board

Cohere Technologies has formed a technical advisory board to assist the company in bringing its groundbreaking OTFS wireless waveform technology to market, the company said.

The board members are major figures in academia and business who are responsible for many of the technology breakthroughs that enable today´s high-speed wireless and mobile services.

The board´s efforts will complement the public support Cohere has already received from several of the world´s top wireless carriers calling for an investigation into OTFS and its potential to play a role in 5G.

The technical advisory board will be led by Dr. Hadani and Dr. Anton Monk, Cohere´s vice president of strategic alliances and standards. The initial board members are Andrea Goldsmith, Robert Calderbank, Robert Heath, and Arogyaswami Paulraj

Cohere Technologies is developing a 3D modulation scheme to deliver the promise of 5G with 100% coverage, 10x spectral efficiency and a 50% cost savings over existing solutions by perfectly capturing the wireless channel.

Fuze closes USD 104m to fuel growth, expansion

Cloud-based communications solution Fuze has closed USD 104m in financing led by Wellington Management Company LLP, the company said.

This investment brings the company´s total funding to USD 304m. The new capital will be used to continue expanding internationally and to fund product innovation for Fuze´s enterprise customer segment.

Wellington Management company LLP is joined by Greenspring Associates and existing investors Summit Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), and G20.

A global UCaaS platform, Fuze empowers productivity and collaboration across enterprises with modern cloud-based voice, video, and messaging solutions.

Fuze is a global, cloud-based unified communications platform that empowers productivity and delivers insights across the enterprise by enabling simplified business voice communications, flexible video conferencing, and always-on collaboration. Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Ottawa, London, Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Paris, Munich, Zurich, Madrid, Copenhagen, and Sydney.

Wellington Management Company, LLP is a privately owned investment manager. Wellington Management Company LLP is based in Boston, Massachusetts. It operates as a subsidiary of Wellington Management Group LLP.

StarLeaf, Yealink partner on integrated cloud service

Video conferencing and calling provider StarLeaf has partnered with unified communication terminal solution provider Yealink to make Yealink´s video conferencing hardware endpoints, as fully compatible and optimized for the StarLeaf UC OpenCloud platform, the company said.

The tight integration between Yealink video conferencing meeting room hardware and the StarLeaf UC OpenCloud offer users complete interoperability between their Yealink system and all other video systems including Skype for Business.

As well as direct calling between all hardware and software endpoints, Yealink users will also benefit from multiparty scheduled conferencing for up to 50 participants. Furthermore, the UC OpenCloud delivers a secure and scalable video conferencing environment, centralized management and none of the costs and complexities of owning and managing network infrastructure.

Yealink, the global leading unified communication (UC) terminal solution provider, helps businesses of all sizes make the most of their UC experience. It´s terminal solutions unify voice, video and data, and satisfy diverse customer needs and usage scenarios.

StarLeaf delivers video conferencing services around the world. It enables users to call anyone else, including those who use Microsoft Skype for Business as their client.

Comtech Telecommunications releases VersaFEC-2

Comtech Telecommunications Corp.´s Tempe, AZ subsidiary Comtech EF Data Corp. has released VersaFEC-2 High-Performance LDPC option board and version 1.5 for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems, the company said.

The CDM-570A entry-level point-to-point and point-to-multipoint solution provides the efficiency, intelligence and horsepower required to support the ever-increasing demands of enterprise, energy and maritime users.

The VersaFEC-2 waveform is a version of the industry-leading VersaFEC waveform. VersaFEC-2 was designed to provide optimal performance for latency sensitive applications that require the highest coding performance at the lowest latency. It features 74 modulation and coding combinations (ModCods) and a new family of constellations that allows better operation on non-linear satellite channels, outperforming the DVB-S2 standard.

VersaFEC-2 is available as an optional plug-in board for the CDM-570A/L-IP Satellite Modems. Presence of the VersaFEC-2 board enables VersaFEC-2 operation up to the modem´s purchased data rate and symbol rate.

Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary of Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) and part of Comtech´s Commercial Solutions segment, provides satellite bandwidth efficiency and link optimization.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

SoTel Delivers NEC Univerge Cloud Services; Unified Communications as a Service for NEC Channel Resellers

Communications and networking company SoTel Systems, LLC (SoTel) has expanded its cloud services portfolio by delivering NEC Corporation of America´s (NEC) Univerge Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), the company said.

SoTel will sell NEC Univerge Cloud Services to the established distribution channel of NEC channel resellers through the United States.

The service is being offered via SoTel´s new marketspace.cloud services market. Telecommunication and networking resellers can select from multiple cloud and subscription solutions to construct the best possible combination to meet their customer needs.

NEC is a technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people work and communicate. It is owned by NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in 160 countries and USD 25bn in revenues.

SoTel Systems provides business communications and security equipment, products and services.

Zayo launches new dark fiber route

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) is planning a new, success-based long haul dark fiber network between Portland and Umatilla, Oregon, the company said.

The anchor tenant will partially fund the construction of the route, which has already seen strong demand from additional customers. Construction began in January 2017.

The network expansion will add more than 250 route miles along the Hood River corridor in Oregon, which has become a data center hub for major content companies and carriers. The route will be fully underground, supported by five ILA sites, providing secure, low-latency connectivity.

Cost-effective industrial power and enterprise zone and other tax incentives have attracted large enterprises to the communities along the corridor.

Zayo Group Holdings provides communications infrastructure services, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world´s leading businesses.

Hong Kong data center operator welcomes HKIX

HKCOLO.NET Limited is delighted to welcome HKIX who is announcing the presence of HKIX5 site in its advanced Telehouse Hong Kong Cloud Computing Complex in Hong Kong, the company said.

HKIX is a neutral and professional Internet exchange point based in Hong Kong and is one of the largest Internet exchange points in Asia Pacific region. It is now expanding its POP to the data center to support the demands for colocation space from HKIX participants in the TKO area.

Through this expansion of HKIX, customers in Telehouse Hong Kong CCC can enjoy direct connection to HKIX without local access circuit at a short lead time within the data center.

Being the first data center to obtain the top TIA Tier 4 / Rated 4 data center certificate in the financial region spanning across China, Japan, Korea and Singapore, HKCOLO now poised to become the hub where HKIX participants can meet, peer and exchange traffic.

Established in April 1995, HKIX (Hong Kong Internet eXchange) is a neutral and professional Internet exchange point based in Hong Kong for faster and cheaper interconnections among different networks on Internet.

Telehouse is the pioneering neutral data center colocation provider established in 1989. It is an owner-operator of high tier data centers, connectivity and managed ICT solutions to over 3,000 corporations around the world. Telehouse is the data center subsidiary of KDDI.