Saturday, 08 June 2013 16:45

Samsung S4 goes Qi and QWERTY


Samsung’s US web site is showing a new Qi wireless charger and Hypercel has released the anticipated QWERTY cover for the S4.

Qi charging is all about convenience – get home, grab a beer, throw a steak on the barbie and chuck the S4 on the charge pad. If you are interested in Qi read the iTWire article here.

Samsung offer the kit for US$90 which comprises the Qi charger base (compatible with any Qi enabled device in case you already have one) and a new back (black or white) (note this stops you using a flip cover).

The slide out backlit QWERTY keyboard is US$80 and pairs via Bluetooth with an expected battery life of 8 hours of use. The one drawback is it needs to be charged by the microUSB cable - it is not integrated to the Samsung battery/charging system.

Regardless it will sell very well.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


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If you wish to promote a Webinar we recommend at least a 2 week campaign prior to your event.

The iTWire campaign will include extensive adverts on our News Site and prominent Newsletter promotion and Promotional News & Editorial.

This coupled with the new capabilities 5G brings opens up huge opportunities for both network operators and enterprise organisations.

We have a Webinar Business Booster Pack and other supportive programs.

We look forward to discussing your campaign goals with you.


Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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