First News Briefs for January 16, 2013
EXFO Inc. today unveiled a new tool called WDM Investigator, which enables network operators to decrease troubleshooting time and cut operational expenses by providing unique identification of DWDM network impairments. Offered as an option on the FTB-5240S/BP Optical Spectrum Analyzers (OSA), the WDM Investigator provides users with assessment of impairments affecting DWDM networks on a per-channel basis for identification of the defective component.
Accuris Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi offload and roaming, announced that its Wi-Fi offload and roaming platform, AccuROAM is the only solution using SIM-based account credentials to enable smartphone and laptop users to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots, when roaming internationally. The solution provides a secure authentication framework without the need to enter cumbersome usernames and passwords. AccuROAM enables any Wi-Fi to work as a full extension of GSM or CDMA networks for billing, policy, and authentication. The technology is currently being used by AT&T Mobility.
GTX Corp, a provider of customizable, patented 2-way GPS solutions, has today announced that its GPS tracking "Smart Shoe" will be commercially available in Canada this month. The shoes, known as the "Aetrex Navistar GPS Shoes", currently made under license by Aetrex Worldwide, Inc., a global manufacturer of comfort footwear, will be distributed by Safe Tracks GPS Solutions, Inc., a GPS electronic monitoring and safety solution provider throughout Canada.
St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the next-generation Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), a secure, Internet-based remote care system for patients with implanted medical devices. The newest version of Merlin.net PCN provides clinicians with additional insight into changes in their patients’ heart failure status through advanced impedance and lead monitoring capabilities, improving the management of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death or ventricular and atrial arrhythmias.
Rajant Corporation, a provider of Kinetic Mesh Networks and pervasive, multi-frequency wireless solutions, today announced general availability of the new release of InstaMesh, the company’s proprietary routing technology, as well as its BC|Commander network management software. The new releases include new and features that enhance and streamline network administrators’ ability to configure networks, support new devices and ensure performance and availability.