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FSP Launches Twins Series PSUs

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FSP Launches Twins Series PSUs

FSP announces the Twins series-- PSUs featuring dual hot-swappable power supply modules, making them ideal for home, mail and small company servers benefiting from the security of having two independent PSU modules in one.

The two Twin Series modules differ in one wattage output, as one unit is rated at 500W and the other at 700W. Each contains two independent power modules with an own power adapter. During regular operation the two modules share the load for maximum efficiency and stability, but should one fail the other automatically takes over as "a clean fail safe." Hot-swap functionality allows the easy swapping of PSU modules without any downtime.

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First Professional Bluetooth Audio Networked Solutions

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First Professional Bluetooth Audio Networked Solutions


Not to be confused with consumer Bluetooth interfaces, the Attero Tech unBT2A and unD6IO-BT are the first Bluetooth-enabled audio devices designed specifically for use with commercially installed AV systems.

Attero Tech also released its new unDNEMO-BT, the world's first Bluetooth-enabled, Dante network audio monitor.

Both Attero Tech Bluetooth audio interfaces employ a simple, consistent, one-button pairing and connect process that avoids the frustration when pairing consumer Bluetooth products. The pairing button is defeatable for restricted-use applications with third-party control systems, if they want to remotely manage the Bluetooth interface and pairing process. A front panel LED indicates connection status.

Each unBT2A or unD6IO-BT interface, as well as the unDNEMO-BT, can be assigned a customizable, Bluetooth-friendly name for applications with multiple co-located interfaces to minimize errant connections. The interfaces are compatible with most smartphones, iPads, and Android tablets. Read more...

F5 Networks Presents BIG-IP iSeries

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F5 Networks Presents BIG-IP iSeries

F5 Networks announces an expansion of the BIG-IP offering with iSeries-- application delivery controllers incorporating node.js support via iRules LX, allowing customers to tailor systems for evolving infrastructure needs.

The iSeries also includes TurboFlex technology to enable selectable performance profiles and deliver cloud, security and app delivery optimisations. Customers can configure the platforms to support enhanced DDoS protection, as well as private cloud and SDN technologies from 3rd parties including OpenStack, Cisco and VMware,

Application Services Proxy and Container Connector allow ecosystem-friendly orchestration, making it easy for customers to integrate management and orchestration tools such as Kubernetes and Mesos/Marathon.

"With the introduction of the BIG-IP iSeries platform today, our aim is to give our customers the freedom to deploy any application, anywhere, with consistent application services and security," the company says. "Comprised of both hardware and software components, the BIG-IP platform works as a bridge across these islands of apps and environments, ranging from the data center to the cloud."

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IHS on the Future of Hot-Swappable Rack PDUs

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IHS on the Future of Hot-Swappable Rack PDUs

The customisation of rack PDUs is an increasingly popular request among customers, IHS reports-- and while many rack PDU suppliers don't offer customisation options, other say custom orders make up to 50% of sales.

Customisation ranges from non-standard cord lengths to unique combinations of socket types or number of sockets and even custom chassis colours. Such flexibility depends on the organisation of supplier manufacturing and supply chains, and can be difficult to achieve. As a result, some suppliers offer "modular" rack PDUs, with a standard set of components (such as communications module and modules with various combinations of sockets) mounted to the chassis as per customer requirements.

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Gartner on the 7 Myths of Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

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Gartner on the 7 Myths of Hyperconverged Integrated Systems

Certain assumptions and hype can lead to poor decisions, Gartner reports-- and such is the case with hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS), bringing about a list of 7 myths on the market.

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