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Helsinki Goal for ComQi Partner

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Hartwall Arena

Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena is one of the most active and versatile arenas in Europe.

A modernization program that included 240 new displays located around the facility, recently raised the level of fan experience, something than many Jokerit ice hockey fans will appreciate for their KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) games.

Managed by ComQi partner iConnect, the system uses the EnGage platform along with 60 ComQi media players to drive all the displays, which include several video walls, screens located in the bars, walkways and hospitality suites. The content features promotions for upcoming events, food and beverage offers, and live footage streamed to all screens direct from the arena's broadcast studios.

"We are proud to deliver one of the single largest 2014 deployments of digital signage in Finland," says Henri Sarin, CEO of iConnect. "With very little time, we managed to complete the installation before the start of the hockey season through close cooperation with ComQi during the process. The competition to secure this business was tough, but ultimately we were chosen because of our content management services and ComQi's technical solutions.”

Go ComQi at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki

Go link::[http://www.hartwallarena.fi/en][Hartwall Arena in Helsinki)

The Toshiba Encrypted Flash Drive

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Toshiba launches the Encrypted USB Flash Drive-- a self-explanatory device armed with hardware-based encryption to provide customers with military-grade AES 256-bit security for their sensitive files.

Toshiba encrypted driveDesigned for both security-minded enterprise customers, the Encrypted USB Flash Drive carries a built-in mini-keyboard for users to input a PIN before plugging into a USB port. Once unlocked, the drive permits access to all content, and once removed it automatically re-locks and encrypts the stored media.

A further security addition is a brute force hack mechanism-- the drive renders all stored data unreadable after 10 consecutive unsuccessful attempts at PIN entry.

Embedded DisplayPort Reaches 1.4a

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The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) publishes the Embedded DisplayPort (ePD) standard version 1.4a-- a replacement to the February 2013 eDP v1.4 bringing an increase in video data transfer rate.

ePD 1.4It incorporates the VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) standard 1.1, as well as a segmented panel architecture allowing for higher panel integration.

Leveraging on DisplayPort 1.3 as base specification, eDP 1.4a operates at the HBR3 link rate of 8.1Gbps per lane (for maximum bandwidth of 32.4Gbps), allowing it to support 8K resolution displays. Another addition is Multi-SST Operation (MSO), a technology supporting Segmented Panel Display, a VESA display architecture for thinner, lighter and lower-cost display panels.

VMware vSphere Reaches v. 6

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VMware announces vSphere 6-- the first major update to the VMware flagship server virtualisation software since 2011, promising the addition of over 650 fresh baked-in features and innovations.

VMware vSphere Additions include the company's latest storage and management technologies, namely vCloud Suite 6, vSphere with Operations Management 6 and VSAN 6. It also promises to handle thousands of component instances of a single cloud-native applications, making it ideal for scale-up applications such as SAP HANA, scale-out workloads such as Hadoop and business-critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database and SAP ERP.

Virtual Volumes technology allows native virtual machine awareness on 3rd party storage systems, while Instant Clone technology allows customers to rapidly clone and provision thousands of container instances and virtual machines to create new virtual infrastructure. Also included is Long Distance Live Migration, a technology for customers wanting to move workloads across long distances (such as from New York to London).

Supemicro Expands NVMe Solutions

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Supermicro NVMeSupermicro announces a wide range of server and storage products with support for "true" hot-swapping capability via Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) technology.

NVMe is a scalable CPU PCIe Gen3 direct connect designed for use in client and enterprise server systems using SSD technology. It reduces latency and allows for faster CPU to data storage device performance.

The NVMe solution range covers 1U Ultra and WIO SuperServers, 2U Ultra, TwinPro, EXDP 32DIMM and DCO SuperServers, 4U FatTwin and 7U platforms. It promises up to 6x throughput gains and 7x lower latency compared with current SATA3/SAS3 SSD technology, and according to Supermicro is ideal for  a wide gamut of applications.

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