By Jon Arnold, Principal, J Arnold & Associates
It's very easy to just think about Smart Grid in U.S. terms, especially with so much stimulus funding to accelerate infrastructure modernization. As with IP communications, this trend is global, and utilities everywhere are racing down this path. We may not hear much about what goes on elsewhere, but Smart Grid is very real for utilities of all shapes and sizes.
By Kelly McGuire, TMCnet Editor
Henning Schulzrinne, a professor at Columbia University, told TMC in an interview that home energy management systems brought on by the smart grid are beneficial both financially and environmentally.
By Marisa Torrieri, TMCnet Editor
Greg Hough, chief technology officer of Global Capacity - an IT insider who is leading the session "Maximize Your Investment with a Network Management Strategy" at ITEXPO West, held Sept. 1 to 3 in Los Angeles - spoke to TMC CEO Rich Tehrani about why cost has become the dominant factor in the decision-making process.
By Amy Tierney, TMCnet Web Editor
Digium, a provider of VoIP-capable PBX phone systems for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced that Foehn, Ltd, a U.K.-based systems integrator, has become a Digium Premier Solutions Partner.
Foehn designs Voice over Internet Protocol telephony and unified communications solutions with integration references in call centers, financial services, higher education, online media and charity industry verticals. The company has received increased demand for its Asterisk-based solutions with clients favouring the technology for its flexibility and affordability, officials said.
By Michael Dinan, TMCnet Editor
The reasons are varied, though many operators face high costs, as well as a lot of complexity and time as they seek to upgrade their networks to support mobile VoIP.
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that Multi-Tech Systems, a global manufacturer of award-winning embedded and external modems and unified communications products , has signed on as the Corporate Sponsor of their M2M Evolution Conference, taking place September 1, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
By Carl Ford, Partner, Crossfire Media
We all know that the presence of legacy networks makes the migration to LTE desirable, for anyone who has deployed any of the 3G networks. LTE is the 3G migration path to 4G so it's the logical choice for a carrier with existing networks. It's old news, then, that most carriers are committed to LTE in Europe and the United States.