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SanDisk announced three new storage products at Mobile world Congress in Barcelona this week, including the SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card, SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive, and SanDisk Automotive SD Card.
The Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card offers capacity of up to 128 GB and delivers transfer speeds of up to 275MB/s2 for action cameras, drones and smartphones to offload high-quality Full HD and 4K video. The cards are shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof.
The Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive offers up to 128 GB capabity and is the company’s first dedicated USB for Type-C ready devices.
The Automotive SD Card, Industrial and Industrial XT SD Cards expand support for the connected car and industrial markets with a suite of smart features and enhanced power failure protection.

Voxox, a unified communications Platform as a Service company, announced the company's new patent-pending VoIP codec is now available to Voxox partners (including mobile and cable operators, OEMs, and other service providers) as part of the Voxox Platform as a Service offering.
As the core of VoIP calling, a codec is used to encode and compress voice signals into digital form for transmission and can vary in aspects such as sound quality, bandwidth, computational requirements, and more. In recent tests, the new Voxox codec has dramatically outperformed popular competitive technologies in low connectivity environments with significant packet loss.

RADWIN, a provider of Non-Line-of–Sight (NLOS) Small Cell Backhaul solutions, announced its patent-pending Drone with Smart Beam-Forming antenna is set to completely simplify small cell deployments.
With the addition of a drone that is fully equipped with RADWIN's Site Survey Tools and utilizing RADWIN's unique Smart Beam-Forming antenna, RADWIN customers can now access hard-to-reach site locations. The RADWIN-based drone scans potential connectivity in 360 degrees coverage while taking into account all parameters to assure accurate site qualification.

Oracle announced that Oracle Communications Mobile Security Gateway provides new ways to help communications service providers (CSPs) cost effectively expand network coverage and increase capacity by safely and securely incorporating Wi-Fi and the internet into the mobile core.
Oracle’s gateway now includes support for Wi-Fi that allows CSPs to improve indoor voice coverage by using Wi-Fi as an access network for the mobile core to enable voice and video calling as well as rich messaging; relieve congestion in the macro network by using WI-Fi to offload data traffic; and improve coverage and capacity in hard to reach or high density areas with small cells.

Ingenu announced it has accelerated the rollout of its dedicated IoT networks around the globe based on burgeoning demand. Working with strategic licensing partners, Ingenu will be providing connectivity specifically and exclusively for machine traffic in 25 countries on six continents around the world.
The Ingenu Machine Network buildout will continue as scheduled in the United States, and the company will license its RPMA (Random Phase Multiple Access) technology to partners around the globe, granting them exclusive rights to build nationwide public networks specifically for IoT traffic in their respective countries. Countries benefitting from these licensing agreements include Australia, China, New Zealand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

Bosch Sensortec, a sensor company, revealed a new generation of sensor hubs, the first to feature optimization for Firstbeat’s innovative physiologically-based analytic capabilities.
The new BHV250 and BHV160 sensor hubs are Android Wear compatible and each represents an all-in-one sensor subsystem. In addition to Firstbeat analytics, these sensors offer sensor fusion software, an optimized FUSER Core microcontroller, MEMS inertia sensors and the low power usage. Support for a wide-range of different PPG chipsets is offered.
Firstbeat’s involvement with the development of these sensor hubs ensures that they offer signal data from the body in a way that is optimal for use with Firstbeat’s advanced physiologically based analytics. The result of this collaboration between Firstbeat and Bosch is a highly integrated product that offers flexibility to developers and manufactures and accurate physiologically-based insights for consumers.

Qnovo, a company that provides software to enhance battery performance,announced that its QNS adaptive charging technology is included in recently announced Sony Mobile Communications' Xperia smartphones (Xperia X, Xperia X Performance and Xperia XA). In addition, Qnovo revealed that Sony Mobile is an investor, having joined in Qnovo’s Series B financing with Intel Capital, RockPort Capital, U.S. Venture Partners and BRV Lotus.

Centrify, a company that works to secure enterprise identities against cyberthreats,  announced a partnership with BlackBerry to provide secure access to thousands of cloud and on-premises applications and servers on the Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform. Centrify’s smartcard-based mobile derived credentials are now certified “Secured by Good” on mobile devices, allowing for easy and secure single sign-on (SSO) to apps and privileged password access to servers.

This combination of SSO, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and access to apps and servers from the Good secure container will give highly regulated customers, such as those in the government sector and the financial services industry, the ability to safely use smart-card based authentication from mobile devices without compromising security.

Ericsson announced it has been selected by Swisscom to deploy a full stack telecom cloud solution for its core network functions, including Network Functions Virtualization and software-defined networking.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will deliver a range of solutions, including Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, Cloud Execution Environment, Cloud SDN and Cloud Manager. Ericsson will also provide virtualized network functions for Swisscom core network, including complete virtual Evolved Packet Core and virtual IMS which will be managed by the Ericsson Network Manager. Additionally, Ericsson will provide Swisscom with systems integration services.

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