Nokia has introduced a new CloudBand software portfolio that combines the company’s CloudBand and Cloud Applications Manager products into a single portfolio. Nokia said the OpenStack portfolio will allow providers to mix and match vendors for NFV deployment and help them meet the agility demands of an Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G world.
The CloudBand software portfolio will be commercially available beginning in July 2016.
Sensity Systems Inc., a provider of an IoT platform for Smart Cities, announced the Core Node EX-C, an extension to its NetSense Core Node product that enables outdoor smart lighting and sensor data to use cellular data networks. The new cellular Core Node option will make it easier to implement smart LED lighting controls in residential, suburban and other areas of a city or metropolitan area that lack sufficient Wi-Fi coverage. Sensity worked with AT&T to enable the new cell core node technology.
Radisys Corporation, a services acceleration company, announced that it has added Ultra HD Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) audio codec support to its MediaEngine Media Resource Function (MRF). In conjunction, Radisys has been working with a leading mobile operator in the deployment of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) to roll out Ultra HD Audio to its subscriber base.
By leveraging the new EVS codec, mobile operators can use less spectrum to deliver HD Audio or can deliver Ultra HD Audio using the same spectrum required for HD Audio. In addition, advanced error resilience built into EVS makes it ideal for VoLTE, delivering the same voice quality as AMR wideband while using less bandwidth.
Brocade has launched the Brocade VNF Manager, a commercial pure play distribution of OpenStack Tacker.
Brocade VNF Manager is an application focused on NFV orchestration based on the OpenStack Tacker Project. It provides automated NFV orchestration and VNF management using standards-based architectures. Through a combination of VNF health monitoring and lifecycle management, Brocade VNF Manager helps organizations automate network service delivery while simplifying their NFV deployment.
The Brocade VNF Manager is built continuously from the core Tacker project to ensure the VNF Manager always remains in sync with the project. All functions that work with the Tacker code will work with the Brocade VNF Manager.
Singapore startup Intraix has introduced the KLUG Home, a USB device that plugs into a user’s Wi-Fi router to connect different smart devices around the home on one interface that is controllable via a smartphone app.
KLUG Home supports the most popular smart devices, hubs and software on the market, including Nest, SmartThings and Amazon Echo. It integrates the most widely used, reliable and secure protocols (Wi-Fi and ZigBee, Apple HomeKit, Google Now) and can connect to many third-party smart devices, including Fitbit, Netatmo Weather Station, Philips Hue lights and various alarm systems and motion sensors.
KLUG Home is now available for pre-order on Indiegogo and priced at $79 for early adopters.
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