Category Archives: Internet of Things

New App Possibilities with the Internet of Things

Originally posted to Data Center POST,

By Harnil Oza, Founder and CEO, Hyperlink Infosystem,

The Internet of Things is the phrase explaining that all items, no matter if they are entertainment or communications devices, can be potentially wired to respond via the internet. Smart items used to be relegated to only a few sectors: entertainment, information and communication. Smart watches and wearable tech are broadening the scope of useful tech, and app developers are taking it much further. Now accessories and household necessities like appliances can be smart app-ready too.

A Front Row Seat at Telecom Exchange’s CEO Roundtable, Featuring ZenFi President and CEO Ray LaChance

TEX-PanelOn June 21-22, the ZenFi team took a short trip from their Manhattan offices downtown to Cipriani Wall Street to participate in Telecom Exchange NYC 2016.

US Signal Joins the Console NSP Partner Program

US SignalIt has been announced that US Signal has joined the Console NSP Partner Program. The move will enable US Signal to provide customers access to Console, the enterprise software and interconnection platform that is changing the way businesses directly connect to their customers, vendors, and partners. US Signal has long been the largest Midwest network, data center and cloud provider, and now with access to the Console software and interconnection platform, they can provide a faster, more secure way for companies across the globe to directly connect to business-critical cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, as well as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and partners.

Subscriber Data Management Solution Receives IoT Excellence Award

openwave-transOpenwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize encrypted mobile data, today announced that its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution has received the Internet of Things (IoT) Excellence Award presented by TMC and Crossfire Media. The IoT Evolution Excellence Award honors innovative products that support the availability of information being deduced, inferred and directly gathered from sensors, systems and anything else.

EdgeConneX® to Speak on the Advantages of Edge Computing

Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, to Present at The 6th Annual Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West)

EdgeLogoHerndon, VA – October 20, 2015EdgeConneX®, specializing in global hosting solutions at the edge of the network, announces today that its Chief Architect and Vice President of Innovation, Phill Lawson-Shanks, will speak at The 6th Annual Provider Forum on Financing & Investing in Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (West). The event takes place November 12-13, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California.

The Role of Connectivity in Revitalizing Commercial Real Estate

Originally posted by: Mary Stanhope, Vice President of Marketing at Global Capacity

Global CapacityMany regions across the country are seeing a building and redevelopment boom in commercial real estate. Cities like Dallas, where Global Capacity recently launched its metro fiber ring, are seeing growth as new owners are revamping existing towers and creating a multi-faceted city center. Improvements including common area upgrades, new smart utility systems, and modernized technology are attracting tech startups and entrepreneurial firms. Network connectivity also plays a critical role in the real estate boom, whether it is connecting people or machines.

325 Hudson, a Netrality Property, welcomes ZenFi Networks, Inc. Unique Dark Fiber Network Solutions

ZenFi’s Purpose-Built Network Delivers Fronthaul and Backhaul Connectivity to Support the Internet of Things

ZenFiNew York, NY – May 12, 2015 – 325 Hudson, a Netrality Property, the rising Carrier Hotel and Meet Me Room in New York City, welcomes its newest carrier, ZenFi Networks Inc., New York’s premier provider of dedicated dark fiber networks for mobile fronthaul, backhaul, and wavelength connectivity. By extending ZenFi’s purpose-built dark fiber network to 325 Hudson, wireless providers who leverage the network for fronthaul and backhaul connectivity gain access to a confluence point where wireless networks can easily interconnect.

Leveraging Internet Connectivity for M2M

Originally posted on Global Capacity

Global CapacityMachine-to-machine (M2M) communication has a bright future.  With better sensors, wireless networks and increased computing capabilities, deploying M2M makes sense for many sectors.  Every day, business owners, engineers, scientists, doctors and many others are finding ways to use this new communications tool.  Research from Infonetics shows that as businesses increasingly look to the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow and expand, investment in M2M network connectivity solutions is set to triple by 2018.

In addition to wide spread wireless machine connections, many monitoring and security systems employed by businesses use simple ping communications and consume much less bandwidth than many business applications used by employees including video streaming and file sharing.  The chief goal of connecting these lower-bandwidth systems is not increased speed to avoid jitter and delay; rather, it is reliability and cost-effectiveness.  Simply put, business owners are looking for network connectivity solutions that will not crash – making a broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) connection a strong option.

Broadband DSL service connects to the Internet over the same physical wires as regular telephone service.  Many business owners prefer to use this method to connect monitoring and security systems because it offers the ability to quickly send and receive data over the Internet, is highly reliable, and performs well at lower and asynchronous speeds.

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