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Allan B. Colombo, Tech Writer
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A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G

A New Consensus Is Emerging On How to Handle The Risk from China’s 5G | #TpromoCom #China #Spy #5G | Chinese telecom tech is invading the physical world, but Europeans and industry have strategies to contain the threat.

“No one calls it an intelligence risk, but national security agencies across the world are concerned about China’s 5G modems and other devices,” says Al Colombo, Senior Design Specialist with TpromoCom of Canton, Ohio.

Much of the Western intelligence debate around Chinese high-speed 5G technology has focused on hardware and software. Once the hardware is already out in the wild — which most think is inevitable — the future of the fight is in managing risk. It’s doable, if not yet widely advertised, according to several experts speaking at a U.S. intelligence conference this week, by quarantining Chinese equipment and deploying smarter electromagnetic spectrum management tools to better handle threats.

Bottom line: Huawei leads the world in the ability to rapidly produce cheap telecom hardware (as well as the underlying software.) Recent reports, including one from NATO, state it plainly. It’s one reason why European countries, including U.S. allies like Germany and the U.K., have been reluctant to ban tech from Huawei outright, even in the face of heavy U.S. pressure.

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Intel gets out of the 5G smartphone modem business

Intel gets out of the 5G smartphone modem business | #TpromoCom #Intel #5G #Business | While much of Silicon Valley readies its smartphone technology for 5G networks, Intel is getting out of the business.

Intel (INTC) announced Tuesday that it will no longer make 5G modems for smartphones. Instead it plans to determine whether it should make 4G and 5G modems for PCs and other internet-connected devices.

Bob Swan, Intel’s CEO, said in a news release that there was “no clear path to profitability and positive returns” for the smartphone modem business.

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ScanSource Launches First Corporate-Wide Partner Program Focused on Accelerating Growth

ScanSource Launches First Corporate-Wide Partner Program Focused on Accelerating Growth | #TpromoCom #Security #Distribution #Business | ScanSource Inc., a global provider of technology products and solutions, announced the launch of FastLane, a comprehensive program aimed at delivering a seamless customer experience for partners. The program provides access to training, education, enablement tools, a unique loyalty program and impactful corporate social responsibility initiatives.

ScanSource aims to put partners on the fast track to profitable growth by offering total solutions from the company’s leading suppliers, as well as unique incentives and promotions that reward loyalty and participation in the FastLane program. Monthly, quarterly and year-long prizes will be awarded, featuring auto-related giveaways, participation in VIP events and quarterly business strategy summits, and a Winners’ Circle celebration trip.

With FastLane, participating partners can take advantage of innovative enablement tools and resources available to help them grow their business and reach new markets, including solutions-focused on-demand videos and podcasts. In addition, FastLane offers opportunities for partners to give back to their communities through participation in joint corporate social responsibility efforts stemming from ScanSource’s longstanding relationships with community organizations.

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Gunshot detection market to be up to 1008M USD by 2024

Gunshot detection market to be up to 1008 M USD by 2024 | #ESC_LLC #Security #Business #Report | According to new market research information on the Gunshot Detection System Market, Marketsandmarkets predicts that this sector is estimated at USD 564 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,008 million by 2024, at a compound annual growth rate of 12.30% from 2019 to 2024.

Gunshot detection systems for homeland security were first used in the US. These systems are primarily used by law enforcement agencies. They are installed at a height of more than 30 feet above the ground at select locations of the coverage area. These include walls, poles, streetlights, and buildings, among others.

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Increase in the incidents of mass shootings in educational institutions is a prime concern. These systems installed at educational institutions places provide real-time updates on shooting events to security personnel, along with individuals inside these places on their electronic communication devices.

Within the report, the gunshot detection system market has been segmented and analysed by the researchers, in terms of installation type, namely, fixed installation, soldier mounted, and vehicle installation. The market is dominated by the fixed installation segment and this segment is also projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Fixed gunshot detection systems use the acoustic sensor node detection technology to detect a gunshot event.

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Morse Watchmans’ Leading-Edge Key and Asset Management Solutions

Morse Watchmans Debuts KeyWatcher Fleet at NAFA 2019 | #TpromoCom #Key #Management #Fleet | KeyWatcher Fleet Helps Users to Manage and Optimize Fleet Utilization and Reduce Costs.

Louisville, KY (April 15, 2019) – Morse Watchmans, the world leader in key control and asset management systems, is displaying its KeyWatcher Fleet this week at NAFA’sKeyWatch Fleet collage Annual Institute and Expo (booth #640). KeyWatcher Fleet is the industry’s only key control system that provides fleet managers full command of vehicle distribution, comprehensive utilization, right-sizing of the fleet, and much more.

“The KeyWatcher Fleet system is the only key management system designed from the ground up with Fleet Managers in mind,” said Fernando Pires, CEO, Morse Watchmans. “When you control the keys, you control the fleet.”

Leveraging Morse Watchmans’ proven KeyWatcher Touch hardware, KeyWatcher Fleet allows fleet managers to generate quick and customizable reports to gain actionable insight on fleet utilization and operations. A dashboard displays vehicle use, bookings, status, and more.

With KeyWatcher Fleet, users can create user role-based “Pools”, or groups of vehicles, to automatically assign each vehicle accordingly. Flexible booking workflows enable customization to balance usage, ensure vehicle availability and more. A range of service features enables users to report problems and administrators can automatically initiate new or scheduled work on each vehicle.

Morse Watchmans Smarts™ lets administrators create policies to enable automatic vehicle allocation. Vehicles can be assigned by lowest mileage, most fuel, priority and more. Drivers can be notified automatically via email or text if a specific vehicle is not available, and unique pin codes or optional card or fingerprint readers provide strong key/vehicle management.

KeyWatcher Fleet is also networkable and offers API support for integrations.

For more information, visit booth 640 at the NAFA 2019 Annual Institute and Expo, or email Erik@morsewatchman.com or call (800) 423-8256.

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data | #TpromoCom #Google #Police #Crime | It’s no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google’s Location History feature disabled.

As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precise latitude and longitude.

According to Google, the company uses this location-tracking features with an intent to improve its users’ experience, like “personalized maps, recommendations based on places you’ve visited, help finding your phone, real-time traffic updates about your commute, and more useful ads.”

Moreover, it’s also known that Google could share your location data with federal authorities in criminal investigations when asked with a warrant.

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New professionally monitored subscribers spend $5 more per month on their services than average security households

New professionally monitored subscribers spend $5 more per month on their services than average security households | #TpromoCom #AlarmSystem #Monitoring #Security | Security research from Parks Associates finds consumers who bought their home security system in the past 12 months spend $55 per month on average for their monitoring services, $5 more than the average cost among all security households. 360 View: Residential Security attributes the increase in RMR (recurring monthly revenue) among new subscribers to an increasing adoption rate of home controls and interactive services.

Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will present Parks Associates’ new security research during the “Security in the Connected Home” session at ISC West on April 11 at 11:00 a.m.

“More than 60% of households with a security system, which equal 16% of all US broadband households, have an interactive home security system,” said Dina Abdelrazik, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “For new security subscribers, the adoption of interactive services is 80-95%, so new customers are driving interactive services to reach maturity.”

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