Mobile device repair company iDropped is aiming to open at least four franchises in the coming year following the successful opening of its second franchise location in Brooklyn, New York last month. With a concentration on developing the East Coast, the brand plans to increase its total number of retail locations to 12 in 2016.
iDropped provides fast, on-site repair for the most popular brands of mobile devices, with a specialization in Apple products and the Samsung Galaxy phone series. Unlike many wireless retailers, iDropped strives to mend phones in an hour and other electronic devices within 24 hours.
WatchGuard Technologies, a provider of multi-function firewalls, announced the new AP300 for secure wireless access. Designed to work with WatchGuard’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) Firebox appliances, the AP300 delivers wireless access with advanced security services to help industry providers better protect customers across Wi-Fi networks. The AP300 offers the 802.11ac standard and a host of new wireless features including Fast Roaming to improve quality for VoIP devices; Fast Handover, which forces “sticky” devices with low signal strength to quickly connect to the next AP; and Band Steering to move devices to the clearer 5GHz band.
AT&T announced that the company is seeking to hire nearly 300 people to fill available jobs in Missouri and Kansas. The positions are primarily technicians and retail support jobs and are a result of AT&T’s continued investment in the two-state region.
Anritsu Company has introduced the MS27101A Remote Spectrum Monitor. The most recent addition to Anritsu’s interference detecting tools, the MS27101A can be used with Anritsu’s Vision software to create a highly accurate remote solution for government regulators and university lab researchers to identify interference patterns, record spectrum history and geo-locate the sources of problem signals to mitigate interference issues and identify illegal or unlicensed signal activity.
The MS27101A Remote Spectrum Monitor addresses the need for an accurate remote solution for white space monitoring, harm claim threshold detection, in-building interference monitoring, positive train control system protection and locating illegal/unlicensed signal sources or similar interference. Housed in a half-rack enclosure, the MS27101A is ideal for spectrum monitoring where a small footprint is required.
The MS27101A is capable of sweeping at rates up to 24 GHz/s, allowing capture of intermittent signals, including periodic or transient transmissions as well as short “bursty” signals. High dynamic range of >106 dB normalized to 1 Hz BW, 20 MHz instantaneous bandwidth, high sensitivity and low spurious signals allow the MS27101A to reliably monitor low-level signals. Power consumption is typically less than 11 Watts, which allows the MS27101A to be powered by solar cells in remote locations.
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