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X-lumin Expands Capacity and Reach of 4G/5G Networks with New AI-Driven Optical Wireless Communications System.

X-lumin | August 18, 2021

X-lumin Corp., provider of turn-key systems for optical wireless communications announced its TeraLink FSOC Product Suite. The newest family of products are designed for ultra-high bandwidth networks in urban, suburban, rural and enterprise applications while providing carrier-grade availability.

Through the implementation of single mode fiber connectivity, the TeraLink products integrate seamlessly into existing fiber networks. "It was very important that we designed our products by bringing together the latest in telecom and photonics technology, providing an ideal solution for mobile backhaul (4G/5G/6G), last-mile connectivity, enterprise systems, and ad-hoc mobile networks requiring low latency", said Rick Lyons X-lumin CRO.

By employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve Quality of Service, the TeraLink family offers optical turbulence mitigation, increased link stability and performance, predictive performance based on weather conditions, and predictive operational analysis that helps avoid potential hardware failures before they occur.

TeraLink FSOC systems are easy to deploy and can be installed on a tower, rooftop, or indoors behind a window.  The optical wireless design allows users to avoid having to acquire expensive spectrum or obtain government permits and keeps installation time to a minimum (less than a day).  TeraLink systems come in three standard models to accommodate user needs – the SR (up to 1.2Km), MR (up to 5Km), and LR (up to 7.5Km).

The TeraLink FSOC systems are managed with the company's flagship, user-friendly software – the X-lumin Operating System (XOS) is available on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS and Linux.  XOS is one of the most versatile and comprehensive software platforms for managing Optical and Laser applications available in the market today.

X-lumin is a provider of state-of-the-art optical wireless communication solutions with a focus on building an effective and efficient bridge between existing network capabilities and the need for a high-speed data highway to meet exploding bandwidth demands.

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Sofant Technologies | April 29, 2021

Sofant Technologies has finished a follow-on raise money of £740,000 in an oversubscribed top-up financing round drove by funding financial backer EMV Capital. They raise support expands on a year ago's £2.3m pre-arrangement A round for the Edinburgh-based 5G and satellite interchanges receiving wire engineer. Cooperation in the round included key existing financial backers, including Kelvin Capital and the Scottish Investment Bank. Reflecting solid developments throughout the year, the financing round incorporates a cost for every offer inspires of 40% in under one year since its last speculation round in July 2020. Sofant is at present profiting from a worldwide rush of speculation to overhaul broadband satellite correspondence frameworks. The organization likewise hopes to profit by the rollout of high band 5G networks across the UK and the remainder of the world. It intends to utilize this new subsidizing to grow its group, as the organization speeds up its framework combination with satellite network administrators and other last clients. Sofant is the UK's chief in radio recurrence microelectromechanical frameworks (RF MEMS)- based receiving wires for satellite and 5G telecoms frameworks. The organization's exclusive, profoundly proficient licensed radio technology stage furnishes the UK and Europe with a local, industry-driving technology answer for a few significant difficulties confronting remote correspondence frameworks. In satellite interchanges and 5G, its technology lessens the force utilization of electronically filtered radio wire exhibits by over 70%, with lower creation and upkeep costs contrasted with other arising arrangements. Since the 2020 venture round, Sofant has created developing industry acknowledgment, with help from worldwide makers and development accomplices. Sofant has as of late employed a CFO to help them scale-up up business exercises inside the business. Among Sofant's development programs are model receiving wire clusters subsidized by the European Space Agency. EMV Capital is a funding financial backer zeroed in on B2B organizations in the healthcare, supportability, and industrials areas. EMVC's interests in UK, Israel, and the US cover a scope of advances including mechanical technology and AI, AI, materials science, IoT, progressed designing, powerful hardware, and wellbeing tech. Sofant CEO David Wither said, "Our designing group keeps on gaining huge headway on the development of our center technology stage. We have additionally gained incredible headway in the development of a biological system of corporate accomplices who will assume key parts in the commercialization of Sofant's problematic, low-power radio wire technology. "This top-up venture will assist the organization with finishing a few activities in front of our forthcoming arrangement A subsidizing round." Dr. Ilian Iliev, Managing Director of EMV Capital remarked, "Since our underlying venture, we have seen the Sofant group gain fast headway in this deliberately essential technology for the UK's telecoms area." "In the outcome of COVID-19, store network solidification and key unwavering quality have become a critical need for Western governments. Sofant is very much situated to give this local, solid accomplice in building protected, dependable, and quick network frameworks." About Sofant Technologies Sofant Technologies is a main edge radio technology organization situated in Edinburgh. The organization is applying its restrictive RF MEMS technology to build up a very low force, a minimal effort stage that takes care of force utilization and warmth issues in 5G and satellite interchanges radio wire frameworks. Sofant utilizes a fabless semiconductor plan of action which empowers it to use since a long time ago settled high volume, ease creation techniques. This positions Sofant to offer its clients game-changing execution with ensured adaptability and minimal effort. About EMV Capital EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-put-together Honor-winning financial backer centered with respect to B2B organizations in the healthcare, maintainability, and industrials areas. EMVC's interests in UK, Israel, and the US cover a scope of advances including mechanical technology and AI, AI, materials science, IoT, progressed designing, power gadgets, and Health-Tech. EMVC's model is to build up a redid venture system for each organization, joining its network of financial backers from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Institutional VC financial backers, and Corporate VC reserves. EMVC perceives the advantages of corporate commitment for beginning phase technology organizations, with EMVC's group having driven and organized speculations close by a portion of the world's driving enterprises. Where fitting, EMVC can help organizations quickly track their speculation preparation through its environment of counselors and specialist co-ops.

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Tucows Inc | October 25, 2021

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IDC | February 07, 2022

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