First News Briefs for December 14, 2012
Facebook announced a faster Facebook app for people who use Android devices. Facebook for Android 2.0 is twice as fast when looking at photos and opening your Timeline and quicker to launch. Facebook rebuilt several of Facebook for Android's core features in native code.
CommScope today introduced the Argus UltraBand antenna system, which the company says is capable of supporting the four major air-interface standards in almost any wireless frequency range. For example, CommScope says operators will be able to deploy LTE in 2.6 GHz and 700 MHz while supporting W-CDMA in 2.1 GHz—all from the same antenna. CommScope’s first UltraBand model is a 10-port, 2.5 meter version, available now.
Revel Systems, which provides iPad point-of-sale (POS) solutions, today announced that its cloud-based POS system has been chosen by Griffin Technology and is now live in all its United States-based MicroStores. Revel Systems' POS solution connects all five Griffin Technology retail locations through its cloud-based system so that data can be easily pulled in real-time.
Wireless Matrix Corporation today announced the release of the industry’s first plug-and-play OBD-II device certified on the Verizon Wireless network to be used for GPS fleet tracking business applications. The Reporter 30 plugs directly into a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) computer port. This adds a new layer of actionable data that can be collected from vehicle operations, including diagnostic trouble codes and data critical to fuel efficiency reporting, in addition to traditional GPS location data.The device is available immediately for order.