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41 billion missing IoT devices: The biggest prediction miss in the history of IT?

41 billion IoT connected devices have failed to materialise, potentially representing the biggest missed prediction in the history of IT, Eseye a leader in ubiquitous global IoT connectivity, has uncovered.

In 2010, Ericsson predicted that 50 billion devices would be connected by 2020, a prediction echoed by Cisco in 2011. Yet, despite the enthusiasm for IoT, current estimates identify the true figure to be closer to 9 billion, with many of those being mobile phones.

The rise of wireless and importance of integration

Trevor Ball of Allegion UK asks whether we truly understand the importance of seamless system integration in today’s shifting access control market. In today’s fast-paced digital age, we’re constantly subject to change – and it’s no different for access control.

The world of access control is changing. Ask anyone active in the industry and the likelihood is that they’ll confirm a shift in landscape. Take a step back and you realise how quickly access control has advanced, moving from traditional lock and key methods to the tech-driven security solutions we find in our facilities today.

Get SAT deploys Dual SAT solution with Inmarsat Global Xpress

Inmarsat and Get SAT, an innovator in small, lightweight satellite communication terminals for airborne, ground and maritime applications, have announced a successful demonstration and deployment of a unique Dual SAT terminal solution for US government agencies.

The innovative solution employs Get SAT’s lightweight micronised Milli SAT LM terminals using Inmarsat’s worldwide Global Xpress Ka-band network. The solution significantly reduces installation costs and efficiently manages communications-on-the-move.

Dual SAT provides an antenna diversity solution for mobility platforms where obstructions such as ship’s superstructures would cause blockage for a single antenna system.

MuxLab empowers Dante-Based IP infrastructures

MuxLab is shipping its new HDMI/Dante over IP PoE Transmitter, UHD-4K (model 500759-TX-Dante). This solution delivers HDMI at up to 4K@30Hz (4:4:4) together with Dante audio signals to create an independently distributed AV network.

High Dynamic Range imaging supports a wider range of luminosity to improve visuals. Content is delivered with a one frame latency for a visually lossless performance.

Installation requires a connection to an Ethernet switch, so the entire system essentially rides on an IP infrastructure.

VuWall powers video walls in LG’s new showrooms

VuWall, a leader in video wall control and AV network management, have announced that LG Electronics — the leading global manufacturer of monitors, personal computers, digital signage, and commercial displays — has opened two new showrooms in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, and Frankfurt, Germany, utilising VuWall’s and LG’s fully integrated video wall solution. Part of the partnership between VuWall and LG announced in 2019, the control room system combines VuWall’s advanced VuScape video wall processor with LG’s latest LED curved video wall display.

IGEL sponsors and attends Microsoft Ignite the tour London

IGEL, provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, have announced its sponsorship and attendance at Microsoft Ignite The Tour London (Jan 16/17) to demonstrate how its Linux-based IGEL OS supports Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop customers to centrally manage, control and secure thousands of endpoint devices and provide users with the best Windows 10 experience.

As a supporting vendor for Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop value-added partner program “early adopters,” IGEL is one of the first recommended Microsoft ecosystem partners for customers deploying Windows Virtual Desktop at scale.

Altrincham-based security specialist receives funding

Security specialist AVR Group has secured a £2m funding package from Lombard Technology Sales to drive forward its ambitious growth plans.

AVR Group, based in Timperley, Altrincham, Greater Manchester will utilise the funding to invest in larger volumes of hardware and expand its network infrastructure, a key development for the firm as it continues to penetrate new markets.

AVR Group will also use the finance to expand its online customer portals for clients and expand its team with two new developers.

Mayor of the West Midlands praises engineering work

A West Midlands based company, whose anti-terrorism products are protecting key buildings and sites across the globe from vehicle attacks has been heralded “an outstanding example of Midlands engineering” by the Mayor of the West Midlands.

Safetyflex Barriers, based in Coventry, invented and manufactures anti-terrorist “Truckstopper” bollards and barriers, which protect vulnerable sites from vehicle attacks, and has developed a strong export book after striking deals in Australia, Sweden, Germany, and Australia in the last 12 months.

ThreatQuotient-sponsored SANS study of Threat Hunting

ThreatQuotient, a pioneer in the security operations platform market, today announced the results of the SANS Threat Hunting 2019 study.

The study, sponsored by ThreatQuotient and conducted by SANS is, based on data collected from 575 participating companies that either work with or operate their own threat hunting teams.

Unlike the Security Operations Center (SOC) and Incident Response (IR) teams, threat hunters not only respond to network threats, they proactively search for them.

Joint Statement by the High Representative of the EU for Common Foreign and Security Policy

Confronted with the worrying recent military escalation in Libya and also in view of the Foreign Affairs Council scheduled for Friday, January 10, we met in Brussels to reaffirm our commitment to immediately halt the fighting around Tripoli and elsewhere and to discuss how the EU can further contribute to the UN mediation and to a swift return to political negotiations.

The EU is of the firm conviction that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis and that a protracted conflict will only bring more misery to ordinary people, exacerbate divisions, increase the risk of partition, spread instability across the region and aggravate the threat of terrorism.

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