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Cisco: Nothing Will Stop Cloud Growth!

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It appears nothing will slow the current explosive growth of the cloud down-- the Cisco Cloud Index (2014-2019) forecasts global cloud traffic will quadruple from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes (ZB) by end 2019.

Cloud citySuch growth outpaces total global datacentre traffic forecast to grow by 300% during the same period from 3.4 to 10.4ZB-- the equivalent of 26 trillion hours of business web conferencing or 6.8 trillion hours of HD video streaming.

W. Europe is 3rd in the global cloud traffic volume rankings, with traffic reaching 1.5ZB. On top are N. America (3.6ZB) and Asia Pacific (2.3ZB). The same goes for global datacentre traffic, as W. Europe is likewise 3rd (1.8ZB) as preceded by N. America (4.5TB) and Asia Pacific (2.7ZB).

QNAP Intros Thunderbolt 2 NAS

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QNAP Systems launches what it claims is the first NAS featuring Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS connectivity-- the TVS-871T, a device combining the high transfer speeds of DAS with the NAS form factor.

QNAP NASAccording to QNAP connectivity speeds reach up to 20Gbps, and when combined with Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures (such as the TX-500P or TX-800P) the TVS-871T makes an ideal storage solution for prosumers and creative media professionals looking to streamline 4K video and design workflows.

How to Use Wifi to See Through Walls

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Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab present a non-networking use for wifi-- as a means to see through walls, essentially making an X-ray vision of sorts.

RF CaptureDubbed RF-Capture, the technology uses variations in wifi signals to recognise human silhouettes from behind walls. To do so it first transmits wifi signals before analysing reflections in the signals to piece together a human form. In other words, it is a little bit like a radar. It requires no wearable sensors and transmission power is "10000 times lower" than standard mobile phone signals.

The researchers say the technology (or rather, the algorithm behind it) is accurate enough to know who the person behind a wall is, determine how he or she is moving and even trace a person's handwriting in air, all by piecing together a silhouette from the reflected wifi signals.

Comprehensive Debuts Pro AV/IT 1x4 4K HDMI Splitter

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Comprehensive announces the CDA-HD400E-- a pro AV/IT 1x4 4K splitter with CEC system reset and EDID capability able to simultaneously distribute up to 4 HDMI outputs from a single HDMI input.

ComprehensiveIt handles 4K video with 12-bit colour capability, and also supports 3D with resolutions up to 4Kx2K at 30Hz.

TeamMate Intros WorksZone Compact

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The WorksZone Compact is a smaller version of the TeamMate WorksZone Collaboration Tables ideal for flexible learning environments or meeting spaces with limited space.

Teammate compactAvailable with either fixed or adjustable height, it has a Central Connectivity Module allowing users to customise connectivity inputs, from power to the latest wired and wireless collaboration technology from the likes of Extron, AMX and Crestron.

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