Premium 5G iPhones and subscriptions propel Apple sales

By Brendon Thorne Apple Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly sales and profits that beat analyst expectations as consumers bought premium versions of its 5G iPhones and signed up for the company’s subscription services. Driven by better-than-expected iPhone sales, total revenue hit $81.43bn, which was above analyst expectations of $73.30bn, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. Earnings were $1.30 per share, above estimates of $1.01 per share, according to Refinitiv. To read more:

Halo will launch a remotely operated car service powered by 5G in Las Vegas

By Aria Alamalhodaei 5G technology has generated a lot of hype for its potential to power driverless cars using a remote operator, but for the past few years that’s all it’s been — hype. Las Vegas-based startup Halo and telecom giant T-Mobile are teaming up to change that, with a driverless electric car service in Las Vegas powered on 5G to launch later this year. The service, which will start with five vehicles, will work by connecting users to Halo’s pilot fleet of vehicles via an app. After a user has ordered a vehicle, a remote operator will drive it to the waiting customer. Once the car is delivered, the user can get behind the steering wheel and operate the vehicle as

Gogo Starts Flight Testing 5G Antennas

By Woodrow Bellamy III Gogo Business Aviation has begun flight testing the antennas for its next-generation 5G network, the Colorado-based in-flight connectivity (IFC) service provider said in a June 22 press release. On the ground network side, the first two 5G antennas have been installed on a tower, enabling the company to start conducting prototype testing of the 5G antenna towers. Originally scheduled for deployment this year, Gogo CEO Oakleigh Thorne explained during their first-quarter earnings call in March that a supply chain delay caused by a microchip supplier ultimately lead to their delaying the 5G network until 2022. To read more:

Eased travel restrictions open up Comms Connect NZ

Eased travel restrictions open up Comms Connect NZ The announcement that the trans-Tasman bubble is set to open a dual quarantine-free corridor between Australia and New Zealand from 19 April has been a welcome one for Comms Connect NZ, the first planned Comms Connect live event in over a year and a half. Joining the conference program as co-moderator, Chris Stevens will deliver a presentation on big data integration, a hot topic at Comms Connect Virtual in 2020. Two more new additions to the program are as follows: Mike Smith, Chairman of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association of NZ, will deliver a paper titled ‘Internet of Things — a role for wireless ISPs in rural IoT’; AREC Chairman Don Robertson will present

CEDIA launches global search for new CEO

CEDIA launches global search for new CEO CEDIA has announced it will use a global executive search firm to help recruit its next CEO. Former global president and CEO Tabatha O’Connor finished up after an 18-year tenure earlier this year, leaving a vacant seat to be filled. Vetted Solutions has been selected to facilitate the process, thanks to a demonstrated track record of executive recruiting within the international association, technology, and design and build industries. The recruiting company has multiple offices in the United States and is part of Panorama, a network of partners across Europe, Australasia, Africa and Asia, which together form an exclusive alliance of leading independent executive search firms. “We are excited to partner with Vetted Solutions to identify a

Why your Cat6A has stood the test of time — and your mobile phone hasn’t

Why your Cat6A has stood the test of time — and your mobile phone hasn’t Choosing the right technology has never been easy. But, in 2004, for one of CommScope’s customers, it was more important to get the right cabling standard than the right mobile phone. In 2004, one of our customers had a few important decisions to make. As IT planner for a large state-of-the-art manufacturing plant of a global company, he was responsible for getting the cabling infrastructure right for future applications. At the same time, he needed a new mobile phone... He made the second decision fairly quickly: a mobile phone that was unbelievably advanced. This was a phone that played music, took photos and recorded video clips. It even

Phoenix Contact THERMOMARK GO.K handheld thermal printer

Phoenix Contact THERMOMARK GO.K handheld thermal printer Click2Contact The THERMOMARK GO.K handheld thermal transfer printer from Phoenix Contact is a robust, easy-to-use solution for fast marking onsite. The printer offers versatile functions, processes continuous media for terminal marketing, cable and wire marking, equipment marking and plant marking. Features include: maintenance-free operation, with proven thermal transfer printing technology; alternative, easy control with PROJECT COMPLETE software; printing of self-adhesive and non-adhesive labels as well as shrink sleeves; prints materials in cartridge format, which contains the material to be marked and the appropriate ink ribbon; intuitive user guidance thanks to a well-structured menu and direct input keys; eight different barcodes and over 300 symbols can be integrated, up to 20 projects can be created and stored

Treotham igus e-spool flex 2.0 cable reel

Treotham igus e-spool flex 2.0 cable reel Click2Contact The igus e-spool flex 2.0 from Treotham is a cable reel that allows cables to be guided from start to end without slip rings or other connecting elements. This is made possible by a spiral guide which reels the cable in a controlled manner when it is rolled up. This new type of cable reel can carry all cables and hoses for the transmission of energy, signals, data, liquids, compressed air and vacuum without interruption. Fully harnessed cables can thereby be used, which can be inserted into the drum in a few easy steps. The user simply inserts the cable into the spiral guide and fastens the cable stowed in the outer and winding housing

Last chance to have your say on Australian WHS strategy

Last chance to have your say on Australian WHS strategy Planning has begun for the development of the next Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy, due to commence in late 2022. To inform this work, Safe Work Australia is asking for your help and the clock is ticking. Industry members are asked to take five minutes to complete a short survey about the current Australian Work Health Safety Strategy 2012–2022. The survey is completely anonymous and subscriber responses will provide Safe Work Australia with valuable feedback to guide this important project. But you need to get in quickly, as the survey is only open till Thursday, 1 April 2021. Click here to take part. Image credit: © Published at Sun, 28 Mar 2021 13:00:00 +0000

Construction industry gets automated

Construction industry gets automated The Australian Research Council has funded a groundbreaking research initiative to improve the quality and productivity of the construction industry using robotic technology. Professor Yu Bai from Monash University’s Department of Civil Engineering will lead an interdisciplinary team from seven Australian universities to develop a one-of-a-kind facility centred on structural assembly and construction automation. It will feature a flexible and adaptive design, and space for a team of collaborative robotics, in an interactive environment to achieve automated prefabrication, assembly and building. The outcomes are expected to transform the current labour-intensive construction industry to one that uses highly automated and accurate prefabrication processes, with significant benefits to the economy and worker safety. This initiative was made possible through a grant from the