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CTIA Super Mobility round-up

Steve Rogerson
September 10, 2015
 
A look at some of the products and services on show at this week’s CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas that we haven’t covered elsewhere.
 
AT&T and Permobil will unveil a proof of concept that wirelessly connects wheelchairs to increase user independence and freedom. The connected wheelchair concept uses AT&T's IoT technology so the chair can be easily monitored for comfort, performance, maintenance requirements and location.
 
TeleCommunication Systems will showcase its location-based services including IP from Loctronix, which it purchased in July this year. This has enabled TCS to develop indoor technology both for commercial and public safety applications. The TCS portfolio includes libraries for a wide variety of applications, including inertial navigation and sensor fusion, which enables precise measurement of direction, speed and altitude.
 
Huber + Suhner will show its Masterline Ultimate SC compact fibre optic cable system for the next generation of remote radio heads. It can be used as a single point of deployment for up to three or four small cells and has the ability to daisy-chain fibre out of this unit and add more and more nodes to a network as the operator grows the infrastructure.
 
Rohde & Schwarz will demonstrate test systems for the development and test of 5G components and systems, including ultra-wideband signal analysis for 5G components and device development using its FSW signal and spectrum analyser and RTO digital oscilloscope. When used together, the SMW vector signal generator and the FSW enable researchers to design and evaluate the different candidates for 5G waveforms. For millimetre wave component test, the ZVA vector network analyser seamlessly covers the frequency ranges required for 5G. And the CMW-PQA test system is for testing massive machine type communications, a key development area in 5G.
 
After having launched the world’s first IMS virtual reality video calling system at Mobile World Congress, Summit Tech will demonstrate at CTIA Super Mobility the next generation of virtual reality rich communications services, supporting voice and video calling, messaging, group chat and social presence.
 
Aeris will show how users can develop, deploy and monitor IoT applications using AerCloud – a cloud platform for prototyping, developing and launching IoT applications – and AerVoyance – a cloud-based analytics platform used to manage IoT and M2M deployments.
 
Business-to-business retail software company B2B Soft will be featuring an array of end-to-end mobile systems to improve efficiency and drive profitability for carriers and retailers, as well as debuting its wireless repair software.
 
Sunsight Instrumentswill show its microwave path alignment kit designed to achieve a highly accurate positional path alignment. The aim is to make microwave antenna installations fast and accurate.
 
Mobile network infrastructure supplier Tecore Networks will show its Lynx NIB platform, which encompasses all 4G LTE network components including EPC, HSS, MME and eNodeB. It delivers 4G LTE capability for rapidly deployable communications to wireless operators and supports first responders for disaster recovery or humanitarian missions.
 
SyncDog will demonstrate its secure mobile workstation suite, SentinelSecure. Through its strategic partnerships with Mobileyes Consulting, Folr Business and Artifex Software, SyncDog brings functionality for securing mobile data and mobile apps with government-grade encrypted security.
 
Positioning Universal, an end-to-end GPS tracking and asset management company, will demonstrate how it has expanded the availability of hardware- and software-based IoT features and is preparing to expand the business to additional markets. Mark Wells, CEO, said: "The IoT features have really broadened the playing field for Positioning Universal and we are looking forward to showing booth visitors how they can help fulfil so many needs.”
 
Unlocked devices company Blu Products will show the follow up to the ultra-thin Vivo Air series. The new Vivo Air LTE measures 5.1mm, including the camera, and weighs 97g. "The Blu Vivo Air LTE is the most striking and remarkably beautiful smartphone device in the market today," said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of Blu Products. "Everyone who sees this phone will stop and be amazed at the unique work of art which is displayed."
 
Wireless 20/20, a broadband wireless research and consulting group, is showcasing the WiROI neutral host network venue business case analysis tool at the Tower & Small Cell Summit, co-located with CTIA Super Mobility.
 
Anite says it has played a pivotal role in accelerating the initial release of the CTIA standardised MIMO over-the-air performance test plan published last month. Anite has contributed channel emulation expertise to the subgroup since it was set up in 2011. Anite's Propsim Channel Emulator supports all CTIA channel model requirements (both MIMO and transmit diversity testing) allowing users to verify that mobile devices meet expected industry requirements.