Tag: Connect

Thermon Introduces the Genesis(TM) Network: Industry-Leading Technology to Manage, Connect and Optimize Heat Trace Systems – Press Release

AUSTIN, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 28, 2020 / Thermon Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:THR) (“Thermon”), a global leader in industrial process heating, announces the Genesis™ Network, a new solution providing site-wide operational awareness and supervisory control of heat trace systems.

With the Thermon Genesis Network, users save maintenance hours, increase up-time, and can make upgrades and changes with greater flexibility. Users can easily monitor, maintain, and troubleshoot even the largest heat trace systems that may include over 10,000 heat trace circuits. The Genesis Network connects heat trace controllers with the control room using wireless communications. The solution presents alarms, history, and operational data via a user-friendly, browser-based interface accessible from any network connected computer or mobile tablet. Utilizing an adaptive, self-healing wireless mesh network and event-driven communications, users experience reliable, real-time status reporting and responsive control of their heat trace systems.

“We are excited to introduce the Genesis Network, a

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How $56M In Funding Will Help One Mobile Antenna Connect With Thousands Of Satellites

Can you imagine the ancient Romans inspiring a potential revolution in space communications?

In the fourth century, the Romans created a cup that shows red light when lit from behind, and green when lit in front. The Lycurgus Cup showed artists and innovators how to play with and bend light, using glass embedded with tiny flecks of gold. And that was 1,600 years ago, when the best long-distance communication available was through networks of fast horses and nimble riders.

Nearly two millennia later, Isotropic Systems is building a satellite antenna to do the same thing as the cup: bend radio waves, which also fall on the light spectrum. Using minute alterations in its positioning, the hope is to make an antenna that can communicate with just about any satellite in any Earth orbit. That ranges from the

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Charter Relaunches Free 60-Day Spectrum Internet & WiFi Offer To Help Connect New Households With K-12 And College Students Or Educators

STAMFORD, Connecticut, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Charter Communications, Inc. today announced a relaunch of its Remote Education Offer providing free Spectrum Internet – with speeds up to 200 Mbps in most markets – and WiFi access for 60 days to households with K-12th graders, college students and/or educators. The promotion is available for customers who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have Spectrum Internet services. To enroll, new customers can call (844) 310-1198 and a free self-installation kit will be provided.

“The pandemic has prompted new focus on the technology divide and Charter is committed to being part of the comprehensive solution needed to close these gaps,” said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. “This offer is the latest example of Charter’s ongoing commitment to improving access to broadband and helping to ease the strain of the pandemic in the communities

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US seniors turn to Zoom to connect with friends and family

In his 72 years, Brad Veloz has risked his job and overcome health issues to fight for LGBTQ+ and Latino rights. The coronavirus wasn’t going to stop his activism.



a view of a living room: Photograph: Nacho Doce/Reuters


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A year ago, the self-described “in-your-face” activist had never even used Zoom online video conferencing, but it is now a constant presence in his life in lockdown to connect with fellow activists instead of taking to the streets.

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Veloz’s newfound digital lifestyle reflects the demand on seniors to move their lives online because of the threat of Covid-19. The adults with the least exposure to the internet, people 65 and older, are also at higher risk to the illness from Covid-19, which has still not been controlled in the US.

Veloz’s virtual routine also includes online bill pay, grocery orders and restaurant deliveries. He is especially excited about being able to

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After Building Community At Nike And VSCO, Discord’s New CMO Wants To Help More Than Just Gamers Connect During Isolation

Tesa Aragones is hoping to use her past experience fostering communities in the photography and fitness worlds to now do the same for Discord’s growing social network.

Aragones, who left her role as the chief marketing officer of VSCO to become the new CMO of Discord last week, is now leading marketing for the San Francisco-based platform that allows people to chat in private conversations using video and chat features. And while it’s long known for being used by gamers since its founding in 2015, that categorization is quickly changing—especially during the current era of social distancing.

Building community within a platform is something Aragones is familiar with, having created Nike’s digital training community along with the brand’s first iPhone app and winning a variety of patents for various projects. And at VSCO, she focused her efforts on

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Ars Electronica Festival Expanded Online To Connect Art, Science And Technology

Since 1979, the Ars Electronica Festival in Austria brings together artists, scientists, engineers and a curious public. This year seemed no different. The exhibits, performances, workshops, talks, and discussions attracted thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists to the main festival sites in the city of Linz. Still, this year was different. Due to the ongoing pandemic and travel restrictions, many people weren’t able to visit Linz in person. But fittingly for an arts and technology festival, Ars Electronica found a creative digital solution.

Certain parts of the festival were available via online video channels and attendees could connect in digital hubs. The channels not only broadcast some of the events in Linz, but also gave a platform to various science art sites around the world.

It’s difficult to make virtual events engaging. Attendees will never have the same sense of connection and the feeling of “being there” as if

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Facebook Announces New Campus Pages To Connect College Students Amid Coronavirus

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Facebook launched a new ‘Facebook Campus’ feature Thursday that aims to connect college students with their campus communities, returning the social network to its initial college-only roots as students across the country contend with virtual learning and decreased opportunities for face-to-face socializing amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

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Facebook Campus will be a dedicated section within the regular Facebook app, in which students can have separate Campus profiles from their regular Facebook profile and join school-specific groups and events, as well as access a campus directory and special chat rooms.

Students will need to use their college email as verification in order to join their school’s page.

The feature is rolling out to only 30 schools to begin with, including

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Raytheon wins contract to connect military aircraft to commercial internet satellites

Raytheon is one of several major defense contractors selected by the U.S. Air Force for the program known as “defense experimentation using commercial space internet.”

WASHINGTON — Raytheon Technologies on Sept. 10 received a $13 million contract to test the use of commercial space internet services on military aircraft.

Raytheon is one of several major defense contractors selected by the U.S. Air Force for the program known as “defense experimentation using commercial space internet,” or DEUCSI.

The program was created to help the military figure out the steps involved and the potential cost of using commercial satellite broadband services — such as SpaceX’s Starlink, SES’s O3B and others — to connect military aircraft, ground vehicles and ships.

The military wants to know if military platforms can communicate with multiple commercial space internet constellations using common terminals.

The selection of Raytheon for the DEUCSI program follows a $9 million award to

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Oculus Quest Marked Unavailable Ahead of Facebook Connect

The Oculus Quest is no longer available from some retailers, less than two weeks before Facebook’s annual conference for virtual reality projects.

U.S. retailer B&H Photo Video marked the Oculus Quest as discontinued, while the wireless virtual reality headset is no longer available on U.K. retailer Overclockers, as reported by UploadVR. The device is also out of stock across many official retailers.

A sales representative from another U.K. retailer also told UploadVR that the Oculus Quest was marked as end of life and that there were no scheduled shipments for the device.

The headset’s disappearance, however, is not a sign of a failed product. Oculus dropped its Oculus Go headset to focus on the Oculus Quest, which was a turning point for the Facebook-owned company as it balanced the ease of using a standalone device with enough power to come close to the capabilities of wired headsets.

With Facebook Connect,

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Asia Posts Small Declines, Alibaba HK Is Not Added To Stock Connect (Yet), Week In Review

We are hosting two webinars in September. Please join us!

  1. China Macro: Thursday, September 17th, 9 am EST China Macro Update: Digital Transformation & Structural Reforms Provide Catalysts For Post Covid-19 Growth
  2. EM Consumer Technology: Tuesday, September 15th, 11 am EST Covid-19: An Inflection Point For Emerging Markets Consumer Technology

Week In Review

  • Yum China is looking to relist in Hong Kong, reports confirmed Monday. The firm could raise over $2
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