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Anritsu “Your Partner for Limitless Connection” at Mobile World Congress 2020

Anritsu will show advanced solutions supporting the latest 5G standards and network deployments at Mobile World Congress 2020 on Hall 6 Stand F40        

Anritsu Corporation, is at the leading edge of 5G development and deployment, providing testing and monitoring solutions across the telecoms eco-system and different industry verticals related to 5G. Our test and measurement solutions cover the full range of devices, base-station and access networks, data centres and core networks, and across the full life cycle of R&D, certification, production, and installation/maintenance. The monitoring solutions for mobile networks give enhanced visibility across domains, with advanced analytics and insights into network performance.

During the conference, Anritsu will highlight the key test and monitoring solutions for 5G device and application testing, Conformance Testing, C-V2X, Field Installation and Testing, C-RAN deployment, Advanced Analytics and Telco Cloud Support.

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Test and Measurement

  • C-V2X solutions - Anritsu 5G V2X solution together with dSPACE, for vehicle to network testing using Hardware in the Loop (HIL) vehicle simulation technology.
  • SmartStudio NR - the industry-first state machine base GUI to simulate 5G-NR mobile network, for fast and effective 5G device testing and verification.
  • Industry verticals application test bed - latest MT8000A 5G network simulator for 5G device/chipset R&D testing is integrated with Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) applications server and providing network slicing capability, to enable testing of application environments for new industry verticals.
  • 5G Conformance Test - the evolution of the ME7873x and ME7834x Anritsu conformance test systems. The ME7873NR supports RF, Performance and radio resource management (RRM) conformance testing of 5G NR non-standalone and standalone devices for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave. The ME7834NR systems support protocol conformance testing of 5G NR non-standalone and standalone devices for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave.
  • MS2090A Field Master Pro – The leading 5G NR field measurement tool, featuring both advanced 5G demodulation/analysis functions and Real Time Spectrum Analyser.
  • MT1000A Network Master Pro - a portable easy to use test solution with 10G, 25G and 100G interfaces which accurately measures and analyzes critical network performance parameters. These include PTP, timing accuracy and latency, which allows 5G operators to ensure URLLC performance and be confident in the end-to-end quality of service.

Smarter Operations with Augmented Analytics - eoMind delivers augmented analytics and machine learning anomaly detection. Using this approach Anritsu finds problems on the network that traditional tools can’t find - and it does it in real time. Cases are raised and priority is based on the impact to subscribers, VIPs, and Corporates. Next best actions are enriched with likely root causes transforming complex troubleshooting investigations to closed cases.

Anritsu uses artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, natural language processing and real-time streaming analytics to deliver award-winning, market-changing insights and closed-loop actions that impact customer satisfaction and reduces MTTR (Mean Time to Resolve) for smarter operations.

5G Automated Assurance - Anritsu is 5G-ready for both Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) modes meaning operators can assure all network slices, all industry verticals and scale up for massive device density. Enterprise customers can plan their business supported by deterministic Service Level Agreements (SLAs) while operators can assure those services, having a view of each and every slice to enable them to optimize their overall network resources.

Anritsu’s NFV closed-loop automation enables virtualized infrastructure to adjust automatically to dynamic network conditions and triggers actions to reduce troubleshooting costs and time. Increasing complexity in networks should not hinder operators in offering exciting new slices of services to their customers.

For more information, visit Anritsu in Hall 6 Stand F40.

About Anritsu

Anritsu Corporation (www.anritsu.com), a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for 120 years. Anritsu’s “2020 VISION” philosophy engages customers as true partners to help develop wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital solutions for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance applications, as well as multidimensional service assurance solutions for network monitoring and optimization. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. The company develops advanced solutions for 5G, M2M, IoT, as well as other emerging and legacy wireline and wireless communication markets. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu has approximately 3,500 employees in over 90 countries. 

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200 Million New IPv4 Addresses Enter the Market: What to Expect?

At the end of 2019, the US government passed a new bill authorizing the Department of Defence to sell around 200 million Internet Protocol 4th version addresses. Several blocks of IPv4 addresses are planned to be sold out in ten years. Vincentas Grinius, CEO of Heficed, explains how these changes might affect the IP address market.

The US Department of Defence announced to sell around 200 million IPv4 addresses in multiple large and medium blocks. According to Vincentas Grinius, CEO of Heficed - the IP address infrastructure service provider, with new addresses entering the market, prices would decrease, and the availability of IPv4 would grow. He introduces the issue and explains how it might affect the IP address market in the upcoming years.

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Potential Buyers - Do Small Companies Stand a Chance?

New release of IPv4 addresses will be sold in big and medium-sized blocks, and since the Department of Defence has a deadline, they are focusing on large buyers. Large companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, or Google are always looking to grow their IP address databases, which would make them potential buyers.

“The biggest incumbents in the market are always looking to buy more IP addresses. As the number of IPv4 addresses is facing depletion, and we are slowly transitioning to IPv6, corporations are more eager to collect as many IPv4s as possible. At the same time, released addresses are contained in large bulks, which doesn’t give many chances for smaller buyers and brokers to obtain their fair share. Therefore, I believe that we will end up with a few major corporations acquiring everything.” - Vincentas Grinius expressed his concerns.

Do More Addresses Mean Lower Prices?

With new releases entering the market, companies are promised to see lower IPv4 prices. However, if only a few major buyers acquire it, the market might not face significant price changes.

“Due to IPv4 address exhaustion, prices have been rising for a while now. As the average price in 2015 was around 6 dollars, in 2018, the price for a single IPv4 address reached 17 dollars, and it’s predicted that this number will only grow and double in upcoming years. It’s possible that the Department of Defence bill could bring positive changes and lower IPv4 prices, yet if these addresses are shared only among a few big corporations, we probably wouldn’t even notice it.” - said Vincentas Grinius.

Risks of IP Address Abuse

Many IP addresses are linked to spamming, hacking, and similar vicious activities. Companies create blacklists to contain abuse, but the more addresses enter the internet, the more difficult it gets. Vincentas Grinius believes that potential buyers - large corporations could help solve the issue, “Although every address holder can abuse their usage rights, it becomes more challenging to control it with the surge of new addresses. However, if only large and well-known corporations obtain new IPv4 addresses, the chances of IP address abuse can be monitored easier.”

New IPv4 release might shake up the market. However, it possesses both positive and negative outcomes. New IPv4 addresses postpone the transition to IPv6 and give us more time to prepare. Yet with more affordable and accessible options, the chances of IP address abuse might increase. And if large incumbents acquire most of the blocks, we might not see significant changes.

ABOUT HEFICED

With its headquarters in London and server locations in every continent, Heficed is a network engineering and infrastructure service offering IP Address Market platform, including cloud solutions and bare-metal servers. At the core of Heficed‘s business is its world‘s first automated IPv4 address infrastructure engineering platform, which streamlines the process of leasing and managing IP addresses. www.heficed.com

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Endress+Hauser Releases Liquiphant FTL51B and FTL41 Point Level Instruments

Both instruments reliably detect the point level of liquids in storage tanks, containers, and pipes. They also provide proof test, verification, and IIoT functionality.

January 16, 2020—Endress+Hauser releases Liquiphant FTL51B and FTL41 vibrating fork (vibronic) level instruments. The FTL51B features Industry 4.0 and IIoT capabilities, including access via wireless Bluetooth technology, automatic proof tests and verification, and easy commissioning via a mobile device. In addition, operational clarity is provided by a high-visibility LED.

2020 01 23 085905The Liquiphant FTL51B can be used in storage tanks, containers, and pipes for point level detection of all types of liquids. The instrument’s vibronic sensor is not affected by changing media properties, flow, turbulence, gas bubbles, foam, vibration, or build-up. The instrument works in process temperatures of -58 to 302°F (-50 to 150°C) and pressures up to 1450 psi (100 bar). It can be used in SIL2 and SIL3 hazardous locations, and has built-in automatic maintenance and verification functions.

The economical, general-purpose FTL41 is similar to the FTL51B, but works at lower pressures, up to 580 psi (40 bar), and with a narrower temperature range of -40 to 302 °F (-40 to 150 °C).

Both perform proof tests, with the FTL51B meeting SIL and WHG (Water Resources Act) requirements. The proof test can be activated remotely at a control system, or locally via a magnet or push button test. The proof test diagnoses the sensor for corrosion and build-up, and ensures the entire instrument is operating properly. Verification can be activated either manually or automatically via Endress+Hauser’s Heartbeat Technology, providing a verification report sufficient as documentation for various regulatory agencies.

Access via Bluetooth technology and a mobile device—such as smartphone—allows a user to identify each device, commission it, check the status, start a proof test, and download verification documentation. Bluetooth has a range of 33 ft, allowing a technician to access Liquiphant instruments installed in hard-to-reach locations, such as at the top of tanks.

For more information visit https://eh.digital/liquiphant_us

About Endress+Hauser

Endress+Hauser is a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. Endress+Hauser provides sensors, instruments, systems and services for level, flow, pressure and temperature measurement as well as analytics and data acquisition. We work closely with the chemical, petrochemical, food & beverage, oil & gas, water & wastewater, power & energy, life science, primaries & metal, renewable energies, pulp & paper and shipbuilding industries. Endress+Hauser supports its customers in optimizing their processes in terms of reliability, safety, economic efficiency and environmental impact. The Group employs nearly 14,000 personnel worldwide and generated net sales of more than 2.4 billion euros (2.7 billion U.S. dollars) in 2018.

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Bosch Packaging Technology is now Syntegon

Syntegon Technology is the new name among the market leaders in the processing and packaging industry. Known as Bosch Packaging Technology until late 2019, the former Bosch division has just presented itself as an independent enterprise at the company headquarters in Waiblingen (Germany). Syntegon Technology’s business focus is on intelligent and sustainable technologies for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Extending the service range is a priority for the company. Syntegon Technology employs 6,100 people at more than 30 locations worldwide. It posted 1.3 billion euros in sales in 2019. Bosch disclosed its plans to sell the packaging machinery division to a newly incorporated entity managed by CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm, in July 2019. The transaction was completed according to plan, with the company gaining full independence at the turn of the year.

Transaction wrapped up on schedule as business development remains stable

The sale of Bosch Packaging Technology was completed on January 2, 2020, as envisioned. Bosch had announced in June 2018 that it intended to sell its packaging division, finding a buyer a year later in CVC Capital Partners (CVC). Bosch Packaging Technology then expanded its headquarters in Waiblingen, Germany, augmenting it with new departments required for the switch. Business developments remained stable in the interim, bucking the trend in the sluggish machine engineering sector. Sales in 2019 came to 1.3 billion euros, matching the previous year’s figure.

The new owner, CVC, aims to vigorously develop the company as a whole and expand intra-group synergies. Commenting on the closing of the sale, Marc Strobel, a partner at CVC Capital Partners said, “CVC is delighted to see the transaction completed on schedule. Syntegon Technology has a strong presence in many market segments, great technological know-how, and innovative power. We want to build on these strengths jointly with management and the entire workforce.”

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Into the future with a new brand

“Processing and packaging technology for a better life!” This is Syntegon’s mission statement. The company is determined to improve the lives of consumers and patients with intelligent and sustainable processing and packaging solutions. A new corporate brand was developed over the past few months. The name Syntegon stands for synergy, technology, and focus on the future. The new corporate color green underscores the importance of sustainability and health. The square in the newly designed logo symbolizes a package as well as packaging technology’s ability to protect products.

The entire workforce will celebrate the independent company’s launch with management on January 16, 2020. The ceremony at the Waiblingen headquarters, broadcasted live around the world, will be followed by events held at the individual locations. Syntegon Technology will share the news with its business partners today. Chairman of the Executive Board Dr. Stefan König takes this opportunity to send an emphatic message: “We are building on 150 years of experience and the 64,000 machines deployed by our customers, and pursuing new avenues of business. Now, more than ever before, we are working on intelligent and sustainable technologies and embracing the collaboration with our business partners in the true spirit of partnership.”

Greater flexibility and focus on caring partnerships

This newly gained independence enables Syntegon Technology to be even more flexible. And newly added departments at the headquarters such as Purchasing and IT shorten the distances between in-house units and facilitating interaction with customers and suppliers. Whereas the company had been part of a large corporation with diverse divisions, it can now create a business framework that is an even better fit for the industry. This new setup will enable the company to enhance its profile as a leading processing and packaging company.

Syntegon Technology aims to set new priorities for services. Impelled by the spirit of partnership with its customers, the company is striving to improve its processes. One goal is to reduce response times to customer enquiries; another is to further increase the availability of service technicians. Syntegon Technology is also investing in a customer and technology center at its Waiblingen headquarters. The processing and packaging technology company collaborates with global corporations and regional market leaders, and is determined to offer even more attractive services for medium-sized enterprises and startups.

Intelligent and sustainable technologies

Syntegon Technology has intensified its efforts to develop intelligent and sustainable technologies. Drawing on a deep well of experience in developing and integrating software solutions, the company uses connected components as well as components enhanced with artificial intelligence to this end. It puts a premium on ensuring sophisticated technologies are simple to use. The greater goal is to collect and evaluate data to avoid machine downtime, maximize product quality, and optimize overall plant efficiency.

The enterprise is pursuing two approaches to produce sustainable packaging – one is to use mono materials rather than conventional multilayer films, and the other is to use paper packaging as an alternative to plastic. Syntegon Technology supports its customers on the path to a sustainable future with material testing, machine applications, and innovative packaging designed to meet the requirements of products, transport modes, and regional circumstances. The company has also significantly reduced its machines’ energy consumption.

The numbers speak for themselves

A campaign to train the spotlight on Syntegon Technology’s new brand is underway. The company is letting the numbers tell the story. Featuring prominently on the website at www.syntegon.com/numbers, these persuasive figures show what Syntegon is all about. The next highlight on the agenda is the Düsseldorf interpack trade fair, where the company will present its fresh, new brand identity to customers in May 2020.

About Syntegon Technology

Syntegon Technology is a leading global process and packaging technology provider. Formerly the packaging division of the Bosch Group, the company, headquartered in Waiblingen (Germany), has been offering complete solutions for the pharmaceutical and food industries for over 50 years. More than 6,100 employees at 30 locations in more than 15 countries generated a total revenue of 1.3 billion euros in 2019. The portfolio of intelligent and sustainable technologies includes stand-alone machines, as well as complete systems and services. Fields of application in the pharmaceutical industry are the production, processing, filling, inspection and packaging of liquid and solid pharmaceuticals (e.g. syringes and capsules). In the food industry, the portfolio includes process technology for confectionery as well as packaging solutions for dry foods (e.g. bars, bakery products and coffee), frozen foods and dairy products.

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Mail Handling International push the envelope with Datalogic barcode scanning technology

Mail Handling International (MHI) reveals that Datalogic barcode scanning technology has enabled it to dramatically enhance speed and accuracy for the automatic enclosure of personalised letters from its Bristol based mail fulfilment centre. Combining Datalogic Matrix 300N barcode readers with software provided by Scansys, MHI can match and insert personalised letters into their corresponding envelopes at a rate of 4.16 items per second.   

Alex Lawson, Director at MHI explains how the growth of one client’s requirement for personalised direct mail drove their investment in a Datalogic scanning solution; “When we first engaged with this particular customer, we were handling around 50 items of mail per day for them, with letters fulfilled into envelopes by hand. In under three years, that volume has scaled rapidly to over 100,000 items per day. In order to support this significant increase in demand, and ensure 100% accuracy for the customer, we needed to invest in new machinery to automate the enclosure of each mailer.” 

MHI’s existing enclosure machine could insert letters into envelopes at a rate of around 4,000 to 5,000 per hour, a rate that fell short of the target. This initial challenge was quickly overcome by sourcing an insertion machine that could run at around 20,000 enclosures per hour but there was an additional level of complexity that had to be taken into consideration. At the point of insertion, MHI needed to ensure that the correct letter was inserted into the matching envelope. 

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“The body of each letter is personalised to the recipient at a number of different points,” explains Lawson. “Then to increase that element of personalisation, rather than insert each letter into envelope with a window displaying the address, each envelope is printed with the recipient’s address in a way that makes it look as though it’s been written by hand. Getting this matching process correct is vital to the success of the client’s mailer, so finding a solution that could ensure 100% matching accuracy at these volumes and speed was critically important.”

After working successfully on other scanning and data capture projects within the wider organisation, MHI approached data capture and vision system specialist ScanSys to identify the best solution for their matching application requirements.

ScanSys installed two Datalogic Matrix 300N barcode readers on the upgraded mail insertion machine. The compact design of the Datalogic product meant that each of these devices could be positioned exactly at the point of insertion. Just prior to the letter being inserted into the envelope, the Matrix device captures a 2D mail mark barcode on the envelope. At the same time and in the same reading phase a 2D code on the letter is also captured. 

In the two months following installation, MHI matched and enclosed 2.6 million envelopes using the system. On average, 4.16 matches are verified every second. “The Datalogic and ScanSys solution has already massively improved our productivity and given us a lot of confidence in the matching scenario,” states Lawson. Prior to the automated system, MHI’s staff were only able to carry out intermittent checks on the accuracy of the matches. If a non-match was found, a considerable amount of time would have to be spent going through each enclosed envelope to identify where the process went out of sync. 

“On average we were sampling at a cadence of around every 500 items,” continues Lawson. “If the non-match was discovered at number 3 of the 500, then not only would it take a long time to identify the original inflection point, but it would also mean that every letter from that point would have to be reprinted and re-enclosed. Together the Datalogic readers and the ScanSys control system enable us to check and verify each letter to guarantee an exact match every time. The whole process happens within a fraction of a second and any non-matches can be quickly rectified.”

Additional Information:

Datalogic Group

Datalogic is a global leader in the automatic data capture and process automation markets, specialized in the designing and production of bar code readers, mobile computers, sensors for detection, measurement and safety, RFID vision and laser marking systems. Datalogic solutions help to increase the efficiency and quality of processes in the Retail, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics and Healthcare industries, along the entire value chain. The world's leading players in the four reference industries use Datalogic products, certain of the attention to the customer and of the quality of the products that the Group has been offering for 45 years.

Today Datalogic Group, headquartered in Bologna (Italy), employs approximately 3,100 staff worldwide, distributed in 30 countries, with manufacturing and repair facilities in the USA, Brazil, Italy, Slovakia, Hungary and Vietnam.  In 2017 Datalogic had a turnover of 606 million Euro and invested over 55 million Euros in Research & Development, with an asset of more than 1,200 patents in multiple jurisdictions. Datalogic S.p.A. is listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange since 2001 as DAL.MI.

More information about Datalogic at www.datalogic.com. Datalogic and the Datalogic logo are registered trademarks of Datalogic S.p.A. in many countries, including the U.S.A. and the E.U.

Mail Handling International (MHI)

Mail Handling International (MHI) was established in 1996 and quickly evolved into a global business. By 1998 the company started by entrepreneurs Paul Brown and Alex Lawson, had become a specialist in international mail, 20 years later, their business is still evolving to meet the changing mail requirements of the digital age. MHI’s clients include household names within the banking and personal finance, but the company also work for UK publishers and top advertising agencies in the South West and across the UK to handle international fulfilment and mailing for magazines, direct mail and sampling programmes. The company’s in-house software has redefined the way mail is moved around the globe, providing its clients with an unrivalled range of global postal services and helping smaller companies reach international markets much more effectively and easily. For more information about MHI visit www.mhi.co

ScanSys

ScanSys UK is committed to delivering the very best Barcode Scanning, Barcode Verification, Vision Inspection and Label Print solutions for a wide range of applications in any manufacturing or logistics environment. With over 25 years’ experience and a detailed knowledge of barcode scanning and verification, ScanSys is able to integrate a wide range of standard or bespoke solutions tailored to each individual requirement. The company’s business model is not to offer a remote 'box shift' type service but rather to work closely with clients to provide full onsite pre-sales evaluation, installation and post-sales support. More information about ScanSys  can be found at www.scansys.co.uk