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Leyard and Planar Intro 3rd Gen Clarity Matrix

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Leyard and Planar announce the 3rd generation Clarity Matrix LCD video wall system-- combining the industry's thinnest ultra-narrow bezel LCD with improvements to video processing, installation management and off-board electronics.

Clarity Matrix G3The Clarity Matrix G3 advances nearly every aspect of the Clarity Matrix architecture. It features an off-board video controller offering unrivalled video processing capabilities built-in, as well as the new touch-based Leyard WallDirector software to further simplify video wall installation, monitoring and management. The web-based UI automatically identifies video wall component, and offers the ability to drag-and-drop sources onto the video wall canvas and easily manipulate their size and position. Presets recall windowing layouts for quick and easy content configuration.

Cisco Embraces Containers

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Cisco announces an own take on containers-- the Cisco Container Platform, a "turnkey, open and production-grade" container platform allowing customers to run applications the same way on premises and in public clouds.

KubernetesBased on the open-source upstream Kubernetes container orchestration platform, Cisco Container Platform promises to address the end-to-end management of container clusers, including setup, orchestration, authentication, monitoring, networking, load balancing and optimisation. It is also extensible to other deployment environments and to networking, security, analytics and management tools.

Antiference Solutions at ISE 2018

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Antiference brings a number of recently developed products at ISE 2018, ranging from HDMI distribution to wireless access points and digital modulators.

Antiference networkingThe wireless access point and extender rabge covers a variety of environments, and is programmable via onboard software designed for use with a laptop, smartphone or tablet. Meanwhile the HDMI range offers more HDCP 2.2-compatible products, including a compact HDBaseT 4x4 matrix for up to 70m and a variety of HDCP 2.2 splitters (available in 2-, 4- and 8-way models).

Cloud Drives Microsoft Fiscal Q2 Results

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Microsoft beats Wall Street expectations in fiscal Q2 2018 (ending 31 December 2017), with profits worth $8.7 billion-- a 10% Y-o-Y increase-- from revenues growing by 12% Y-o-Y to $28.9 billion.

Satya NadellaThe company attributes good part to such results to the Productivity and Business Processes segment covering Office, Office 365 and the LinkedIn social network. The segment shows revenue growth of 25% Y-o-Y, while Office 365 subscribers total 29.2m. Also driving Microsoft growth are Azure cloud and Windows server server, since Intelligent Cloud revenues are up by 15% Y-o-Y, with Azure revenue growth reaching 98% Y-o-Y.

Qualcomm Cross-Licenses With Samsung

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In a bid to sidestep some legal woes Qualcomm refreshes its cross-licensing agreement with Samsung-- leading to Samsung "withdrawing" interventions in a Qualcomm appeal of a Korean Fair Trade decision in the Seoul High Court.

Qualcomm SamsungTwo years ago the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) fined Qualcomm to the tune of $845 million for forcing phone makers to pay royalties "for an unnecessarily broad set of patents." It also limited access to patents to rival chipmakers, hindering fair competition.

“We believe this amended agreement provides the foundation for a long-term, stable relationship with Samsung following the KFTC investigation,” Qualcomm says. “With our portfolio of leading technology inventions, we are committed to driving growth for the global ecosystem and we look forward to an expanded business relationship with Samsung.”

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