Prime Data Centers Announces 8MW Data Center at McClellan Park, Sacramento

PR Newswire | January 14, 2020

Prime Data Centers Corporation is announcing the immediate availability of an 8MW data center facility located within McClellan Business Park in Sacramento California, a Federal Qualified Opportunity Zone.  This brand-new facility with ~70,000 SF of N+1 concurrently maintainable capacity is ready for immediate occupancy.  The data center is the first of several approved facilities on the 38-acre Prime campus.  With a dedicated 50MVA sub-station on-site, and the ability to add another 100MVA, the Company has made its Sacramento campus a destination for all types of tenants from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises to hyper-scalers.  Prime offers complete solutions for colocation, build-to-suit, powered shell and a unique Joint Venture structure enabling the customer to own the real estate they occupy.

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Visual arts education is a vital part of the grade school curriculum. As with most areas of the classroom, technology developments have expanded the possibilities of what visual art do for developing students. Visual arts education has several software programs such as ArtRage, ArtWeaver, and SketchUP7. Students can experiment with various drawing and painting tools, changing the way teachers conceive of art class in schools. These programs would not eliminate essential, hands-on learning, but they can alleviate waste and other cost concerns in public schools. Additionally, arts teachers can design curricula that promote students’ critical thinking and visual thinking skills, using this technology. Software and mobile applications enable teachers to collaborate with other arts educators or institutions to improve their teaching methods. Tech giants like Apple and Microsoft have been supportive of implementing education technology in schools by donating hardware, software, or services.

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Kyndryl and Cisco to collaborate on Enterprise Network and Edge Computing

Kyndryl | June 06, 2022

Kyndryl, the world's leading provider of IT infrastructure services, and Cisco announced a technological alliance today to enable enterprise customers to accelerate their transformation into data-driven enterprises using Cisco technologies and Kyndryl managed services. Kyndryl and Cisco will collaborate to assist organizations in improving their operations by utilizing cloud computing services that simplify complex hybrid IT management by providing greater visibility, manageability, and flexibility. In addition, new private cloud services, network and edge computing solutions, software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, and multi-network wide area network (WAN) options will also be developed by Kyndryl and Cisco, all of which will be offered in an environment with increased security capabilities. "Companies around the world in all industries are clamoring for solutions and services that can streamline the management and operation of their hybrid cloud and network computing environments. We are pleased that our long-standing collaboration with Cisco can provide customers with integrated technologies and services that derive more value from their current IT investments, while embracing the benefits of advanced network and edge computing capabilities. Deborah Nevin, Vice President, Global Alliances Cisco and Kyndryl will collaborate to provide technologies, infrastructure knowledge, and managed services to customers along their full cloud journey, from strategy and migration to running, maintaining, and supporting complex IT infrastructures. In addition, the two organizations will collaborate to facilitate and implement digital transformation projects for customers all around the world. The two companies will leverage their diverse partner ecosystems to bring a range of industry and technology solutions across networks, data center and cloud strategy, security, managed services, and strategic outsourcing by combining their capabilities to facilitate in-country and regional programming, execution, and investment. "Kyndryl has a passion for innovation and has demonstrated expertise in delivering IT solutions to thousands of customers globally," says Keith Dyer, Vice President within Cisco's Global Enterprise Sales, and Global Partner Organization. "We're excited about what Cisco and Kyndryl can accomplish together in building and delivering the next generation of managed services. As customers demand more as-a-service offerings, we will continue to reimagine applications that transform networks and address IT needs to meet this demand."

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Billion Electric Launches New Outdoor Router for 5G and VR Applications

Billion Electric | September 09, 2021

Billion Electric Co., Ltd. a leading provider of networking devices, launched BiPAC 5700, its latest 5G Sub-6GHz VPN high-efficiency commercial outdoor router aiming to provide services for applications that require high-speed data transmission, including 8K UHDTV for sports events, VR 3D video games or concerts, cloud video editing, etc. via the 5G network featuring “high bandwidth, high speed, low latency”. BiPAC 5700 supports both NSA&SA modes that can run in parallel with the existing LTE architecture, so it could be deployed, using both 5G and LTE networks, allowing operators to quickly deploy the 5G wireless network services, improve network speed and coverage, thereby improving the operation efficiency. In the past few years, Billion Electric has been providing high quality and reliable network communications solutions for system integrators in Japan, who successfully used Billion Electric’s outdoor LTE router BiPAC 4700 to enable remote control of field devices on farms in the cold of minus 40°C, overcoming the challenge of managing multiple outdoor devices in rural areas and even more harsh outdoor environments. In order to meet the expansion of VR/AR/AV applications in entertainment, education services, manufacturing and engineering, healthcare and other fields in recent years, Billion Electric integrated the latest 5G Sub-6GHz mobile communication module with the high-performance dual-polarization MIMO antennas to launch the 5G outdoor router BiPAC 5700 with powerful network connectivity. In addition to having all the functions of BiPAC 4700, the upgraded BiPAC 5700 supports the latest 5G NR technology, which can provide higher data transmission rates and a wider network coverage for fixed wireless network users far away from 5G or LTE base stations. Its high-speed and low-latency features have enabled fast data transmission and strengthened communication stability, making it suitable for application scenarios such as VR games, exhibition guidelines, high-resolution video conferences, and telemedicine. BiPAC 5700 brings new opportunities to the commercial applications of VR/AR/AV, which need to be combined with big data, AI, and IoT, and require real-time transmission of large amounts of data to avoid latency. BiPAC 5700 is a 5G Sub-6GHz VPN outdoor router that can provide a 5G network with high bandwidth and low latency and can support high-speed cloud computing and ensure smooth data transmission to lift application restrictions on 8K ultra-high resolution image quality and 3D model image computing. Both BiPAC 5700 and BiPAC 4700 outdoor routers support IPv4/IPv6 dual network and VPN connection and encryption, so commercial users can build a private encrypted channel on the public Internet between offices for secure data transmission. In addition, with the help of Billion Electric’s central management system, all routers can be easily managed from different sites to reduce labor costs, and provide maintenance engineers with remote control functions. Its casing complies with the IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating, allowing it to withstand extreme cold and severe weather and stably provide a safe and high-performance mobile wireless network. The built-in 6KV surge protection and 15KV ESD protector can effectively prevent damage caused by lightning surges and electro-static discharge, ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the device. “By the end of June 2021, 58 Japanese enterprises have obtained or applied for 5G spectrum licenses. Cable TV operators, manufacturers and educational institutions have actively cooperated with local governments to promote the application of 5G with higher transmission speed, wider coverage, higher reliability, and lower latency,” said Greg Chen, General Manager of Billion Electric. “Currently, BiPAC 5700 is the most advanced 5G Sub-6GHz all-round high-efficiency and multifunctional commercial outdoor router, which can provide users with stable and safe low-latency, high-speed Internet services in areas where cable network is not easy to deploy, where cable network services are not available, or where wireless network services are required. In particular, since BiPAC 5700 uses the advanced communication technology that meets the 5G standard, it can rely on its high-performance Internet speed and greatly increased network coverage to further assist customers in expanding the deployment of 5G Sub-6GHz wireless network.” About Billion Electric Since 1994, Billion Electric has been devoted to the development of ICT solutions and R&D, manufacturing and selling of network communication equipment and access device. The company aims at providing comprehensive network solutions for a variety of enterprise, commercial, green energy, stored energy and vertical markets that have requirements in communications and information security. So far, the company has established a win-win partnership with distributors, system integrators, and telecom operators in more than 40 countries around the world to jointly promote the global deployment of 5G and LTE networks.

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1NCE raises USD 50 M for global expansion led by investors including SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom

1NCE | September 30, 2021

IoT Carrier 1NCE has announced $50M in financing. The capital is provided by investors including Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank, and other investors. 1NCE offers cellular device connectivity at a fixed price in over 100 countries via 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT and LTE-M. Its cloud-based connectivity platform includes IoT services such as plug-and-play setup and device management. 1NCE will use the fresh capital to accelerate international expansion and fuel growth in the US and Asia, further develop its cloud based IoT platform services and recruit key talent to expand its product capabilities to simplify the development of cellular based IoT solutions worldwide. With SoftBank we have gained an investor who brings in expertise from investments in telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technology providers,We are thrilled to work with them to leverage the new opportunities in Asia and the US that come with the engagement. emphasized Alexander P. Sator, CEO and founder of 1NCE. 1NCE's offering provides customers with the tools to efficiently scale and manage their IoT deployments, while providing a transparent cost structure. This tackles challenges that too often stand in the way of mass IoT deployments. The reduction of complexity, implementation time, and cost allows customers to speed up time-to-market and drive their business forward successfully. Deutsche Telekom is committed to its investment in 1NCE. The telecom giant has been on board as seed investor since the company's founding in 2017 and uses 1NCE technology for its own IoT offerings. The investment by SoftBank expands on the recent strategic partnership formalized between SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom and provides a clear opportunity to co-invest in global connectivity platforms focused on enterprise customers. Timotheus Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom, adds: "1NCE has already demonstrated its disruptive potential in the IoT market, and its growth to date has underpinned its claim to leadership in cellular-based connectivity services. As a technology partner from the very first hour, we are happy to actively foster further growth." "1NCE is a leader in connecting millions of low bandwidth sensors around the world", explained Marcelo Claure, CEO, Softbank Group International and COO, SoftBank Group Corp. "Using their technology offers incredible opportunities for our portfolio companies. With our investment in 1NCE, we look forward to accelerating the breakthrough of connectivity on the Internet of Things." 1NCE already manages 10 million connections for over 7,000 business customers from around the globe. Its services are available through direct sales and online channels. Additionally, the company is a premium technology partner of Amazon Web Services with exclusive offerings for developers on AWS Marketplace. ABOUT 1NCE 1NCE GmbH is the first fully-fledged IoT network carrier in the world to offer fast, secure, and reliable connectivity services at low cost based on an IoT flat rate. This makes IoT applications such as tank maintenance, smart metering, or vehicle telematics affordable. The 1NCE IoT Flat Rate includes 500 MB data volume, 250 SMS, and free access to the 1NCE Connectivity Management Platform via Internet and API. To provide the service, 1NCE cooperates with both Deutsche Telekom AG and its roaming partners as well as China Telecom Global Limited and supports all common mobile communications standards (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, NB-IoT, LTE-M). In addition to direct sales of IoT mobile connectivity, 1NCE also offers its technology to mobile network operators via a Platform-as-a-Service solution. The company headquartered in Cologne offers its flat rate almost world-wide. 1NCE was founded in 2017 together with Deutsche Telekom AG and has 100 staff in Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Rome, Paris, Warsaw, and Riga.

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