Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Panasonic targets SMBs with Hybrid UC Platform

As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them | Brian Williams has never lied on Twitter

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Panasonic targets SMBs with Hybrid UC Platform
Panasonic has introduced the KX-NS700, a compact hybrid communications platform optimized for the SMB market. Its features are based on the KX-NS1000 IP Communications Server. Supporting up to 288 extensions with optional expansion units, the unit is designed to help businesses transition to IP in an increasingly mobile and evolving business environment.Gary Moeller, Product Manager, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America noted in a statement that “the KX-NS700 offers tremendous flexibility for our SMB customers, including the advanced Unified Communication features customers want, ability to combine legacy digital and IP trunks for a flexible and cost effective system, and the expandability to support additional features as a business grows.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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As Wi-Fi calls come to smartphones, networks get ready to carry them
Wi-Fi may carry many voice calls within the next few years, but the technology required to make those calls is still young in some ways.Mobile subscribers have been talking and doing video chats over Wi-Fi for a long time using Internet-based services such as Skype. Now carriers are offering ways to call up friends and family over wireless LANs using their regular phone numbers.Wi-Fi calling made a splash last year when the iPhone 6 came out with the capability, though a number of Android and other devices also have it. T-Mobile USA and Sprint both allow Wi-Fi calling with selected smartphones. AT&T and Verizon, as well as EE in the UK, plan to follow.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Case Study: Georgia Tech Police Department
Learn how the Georgia Tech Police Department uses a web-based physical access control system (PACS) to manage facility access from any web browser, partition role-based access priviledges by building, synchronize with campus-wide identity management systems and reduces their total cost of ownership. Learn More

Brian Williams has never lied on Twitter
Oftentimes I’ll notice a spurt of new traffic to an old blog post and the catalyst will not be immediately apparent.Such is not the case with this 2013 post where I noted that NBC News anchor Brian Williams, a vocal critic of Twitter, had nonetheless opened an account there three years prior from which he had issued exactly zero tweets to his 154,000 followers. Why bother?That old post has been getting traffic in recent days and there is no doubt as to why: Yesterday NBC announced that Williams has been suspended without pay for six months for having repeatedly told an untrue tale of having come under fire while in a helicopter covering the war in Iraq.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


5 Reasons to Get Physical With Access Control
While many network security systems are now built to support IT best practices and standards, physical access control systems (PACS) have traditionally been designed without IT professionals in mind. Learn how these limitations are changing, as a new breed of affordable, web-based physical access control systems are emerging. Learn More

Facebook builds platform for companies to share cybersecurity threat data
Facebook has built a platform where organizations can share information about the security threats they face in order to better fend off cyberattacks.The need for increased sharing of threat data between companies or between the private sector and government has been a hot topic at cybersecurity conferences in recent years.Security vendors have long had private channels for sharing such data among themselves, but this form of collaboration has limits, because, after all, many of them are competitors and have business models built around providing security intelligence to customers as a service.Some companies also share information about attacks through dedicated industry groups, but this leaves them blind to attacks on companies in other industries that could later affect them too.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

10 obscure technologies that could change the world
Get to know these technologiesIn the world of tech, there is no shortage of well-known products that make our lives easier and more enjoyable. At the same time, there are also a number of fascinating and groundbreaking technologies and products that remain somewhat under the radar. Here are a few examples of cool products you might not have heard of.LifeStrawLifeStraw is an ingenious product capable of immediately filtering contaminated water and rendering it safe and drinkable. While the device cannot filter out viruses, it is nonetheless extremely helpful in areas where access to safe and clean drinking water isn't readily available. There are many variants of LifeStraw products, including a "pipe" that can filter out worm larvae from contaminated water. Some of the waterborne diseases it combats includes hepatitis E, typhoid fever, dysentery, and cholera.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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