Sprint plans revival of Nextel brand – report

first_img ServicesSprint Related Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Previous ArticleEgypt regulator gives go-ahead for unified licencesNext ArticleZTE looks to 4G with management revamp AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 JAN 2014 US operator Sprint wants to reintroduce Nextel as a brand for enterprise customers, according to Techcrunch.The operator closed its Nextel iDEN network in summer 2013 but is looking to resuscitate the Nextel name as part of a 4G-based push for the enterprise market, according to a source close to the company.The operator is also planning a wider overhaul of its marketing in the first quarter of 2014 with the launch of a new prepaid brand called Sprint Freedom, said the source.The latter will pull together the existing Boost and Virgin Mobile identities that target younger, budget-conscious consumers.But it is unclear if the arrival of Sprint Freedom necessarily means the departure of the well-worn Boost and Virgin Mobile names.Nextel’s appeal among business customers was actually one of the prime reasons behind Sprint’s purchase of its parent nearly a decade ago. The push-to-talk service was widely used by users such as dispatch firms.Now it appears that Sprint will use the Nextel brand to target enterprises with a range of 4G-based services.Sprint did not offer a comment. Home Sprint plans revival of Nextel brand – report Richard Handford Sunrise lanza un smartphone seguro para niños T-Mobile challenges California merger terms T-Mobile reveals final slide in Sprint users Tags Authorlast_img read more

Evaporator hat-trick for Almajdouie

first_imgThe job was carried out in a partnership between Korean power project specialist Doosan Heavy Industries and Almajdouie, the latter entrusted with the responsibility of all land transportation in Saudi Arabia.The scope involved haulage and positioning of the evaporators in Rabigh, in the western part of RSA, where construction of DHI’s power project is underway. The evaporators had to be moved from the jetty at Rabigh port to the Rabigh PP2 project site, a distance of 35 km.Each evaporator measured 34.2 m in length, 13.20 m in width and 9.51 m in height, with the total weight being 460 tonnes including all steel beams.The cargo was received at Petro Rabigh’s laydown area with specialised arrangements. www.almajdouie.comlast_img

Christmas market coming to Armoury

first_imgThe Armoury Banquet and Conference Centre will be turned into a Christmas market and lit up like a candy cane later this month.The Armoury Christmas Market will run Dec. 16 to Dec. 22. A news release said the building next to Tecumseh Park in Chatham “will be transformed into a magical Christmas scene sure to ignite nostalgia in anyone who visits.”The event is being organized by Four Diamond Events and To Suit Your Fancy.The venue will feature artisan vendors selling crafts, clothing and other items. Four Diamond Catering will provide food and drink, and there will be a licensed bar.“We have a very unique, modern Santa Claus coming to tell heartwarming Christmas stories of long, long ago, and will have a Secret Santa Shoppe for kids where they’ll be able to make and take a gift for their loved ones,” the release said.Local schools, musicians and organizations will also perform on stage.The idea for the event came when Dan Warrener, owner of the Armoury, contacted Lisa Lester from Four Diamond Events and To Suit Your Fancy with an idea to light up the outside of the building using technology called projection mapping.They decided to add a Christmas theme to the inside of the building as well, the release said.These projections will make the building look a candy cane house from Dec. 20 to Dec. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.Live shows about Santa Claus and the North Pole will be featured in Tecumseh Park on Dec. 20 and 21 starting at 7 p.m. There will be bonfires in the park on those nights, as well as hot drinks sold by the William Street Café.The kickoff to the event will coincide with the Community Living Christmas tree lighting in Tecumseh Park Dec. 16 at 5:30 p.m.Admission to the market will be $5 on Dec. 20 and $10 on Dec. 21 and 22, but free on the other days. Donations will also be accepted for various charities throughout the week.The market will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 16 to Dec. 20 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 21 and Dec. 22.Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.armouryfourdiamondevents.com/2019-christmas-market.For vendor inquiries, contact [email protected]last_img read more

Ubiquity For Firefox Is Not An Add-On – It’s a Whole New UI

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Atul also notes that the Ubiquity interface is currently activated via hotkeys, but that’s just for the time being. Their ultimate goal is to have the program more deeply integrated with Firefox so it could be accessed from UIs that already exist – like contextual menus or the AwesomeBar.To keep tabs on the status of the Ubiquity project or to download the code, you can visit their project page here. Is this the future for the Firefox UI? You may remember a project called Enso, a software program developed by Humanized – the same folks who brought you Songza. The program is an application launcher which provides you with a different way to navigate and interact with your computer through the use of keyboard shortcuts and typed commands. As we noted before, Enso appears to have been abandoned by the developers who created it since they were snatched up to work at Mozilla. However, the software itself was open-sourced. But now, those same developers are using the concepts brought forth by Enso to create a whole new UI for Firefox called Ubiquity.What’s Ubiquity?The Ubiquity project aims to solve problems involving today’s web applications and how we interact with them. Atul Varma describes this on his blog:Web applications, much the same as desktop applications, are a bit like isolated cities: it’s difficult for an end-user to arbitrarily share data and functionality between them. This is alleviated to some extent by creations like Firefox Add-ons that add toolbars or sidebars to Firefox’s UI, Bookmarklets, and Greasemonkey, but while all of these solutions are powerful, each comes with its own set of problems. The buttons and bars of many Firefox add-ons don’t scale well because of the valuable screen real-estate they consume; Bookmarklets are restricted in scope because they only have the access privileges of the website they’re running on; and Greasemonkey doesn’t prescribe any kind of interaction model, which makes it difficult to reuse the functionality of a script in a context other than the ones it was expressly designed for.To solve these problems, they’re developing Ubiquity which will let you apply textual commands (called “verbs”) to whatever you’re looking at on your screen. As an example, say you found a typo on a friend’s blog. Instead of copying and pasting the sentence into an email, you could use the Ubiquity UI to highlight the problem text then launch Gmail’s compose screen with some default information already filled in (like “From the page Aza’s Thoughts:) to introduce your email. Related Posts sarah perez Tags:#Features#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Troubleshooting the Altiris Manageability Toolkit for vPro Technology – Part 4 – Provisioning Server Troubleshooting

first_imgProperties Script Failed – This is a common error to be covered separately, though many of the above symptoms end up throwing this particular error FQDN Not AcquiredProblemOne or more Intel AMT Systems are registering in Intel SCS, but they never show an FQDN and never move out of the ‘Unprovisioned’ status. In the AMT Log often these systems show the error ‘Properties Script Failed’ (note that the cause of this error can be many, and this issue is but one of them). NOTE! If no system is provisioning the issue may not be FQDN related. See No Systems Provisioning in this article for more information.Tools:AMT Logs – Properties Script Failed messagesOOB Trace – Unable to locate FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) entriesCauseIntel SCS calls the Out of Band Provisioning or Properties script oobprov.exe to do a number of things. The first thing it does is obtain an FQDN for the machine needing provisioning. If it fails to obtain an FQDN Provisioning will fail and the computer will remain in an unprovisioned state until oobprov.exe can successfully locate the FQDN.ResolutionTo find the FQDN, oobprov.exe runs through a number of checks. The suggested method is to have the Altiris Agent installed and have run the OOB Discovery Task (located in the Altiris Console under View > Solutions > Out of Band Management > Configuration > Out of Band Discovery > Out of Band Discovery). This populates the Altiris database so it has both an FQDN in the AeX AC Location data class and the UUID in the Inv_OOB_Capability data class. If this data is not available, another option is to check DNS resolution as a method. In the Altiris Console look under the Resource Synchronization node, within the Intel AMT Systems folder. As shown below, this option enables oobprov.exe to use DNS IP resolution as a method. Execute the script within SQL Query Analyzer or SQL Enterprise Studio to update the value.Properties Script FailedProblemThis message can mean a number of things, including the symptoms described in the preceding two section. This message can continually appear into the AMT logs as provisioning is attempted over and over.CauseThe causes of this issue vary. The basic explanation is that when oobprov.exe is called, if it returns anything other than success, the resulting error message in the AMT logs is ‘Properties Script Failed’.ResolutionSee the above two sections for the symptoms No Systems Provisioning and FQDN Not Acquired, but for additional information see the following article: I. AMTConfig Service – The AMTConfig service has stopped, crashed, or is in a hung state. This isn’t common in version 3.0 of SCS or higher. 4. Once the service is up and running again (if this is the issue) provisioning should start occurring. ConclusionThis concludes the troubleshooting section for the Provisioning process. For the most common issues, the resolutions and steps presented in the first four parts of this series will resolve them. I also hope the methodology here helps explain how the background processes are working. In the next parts of this series we’ll cover troubleshooting issues with the management components after systems have been successfully provisioned. In addition to the symptoms, the following tools were used to troubleshoot the issues to find out which particular issue afflicted the Server: I. AMTConfig Service OOB Trace Loggging Wireshark No systems Provisioning – This can occur where systems show up in the system, but none of them provision 1. Go to Services Manager under Administrative Tools. ResolutionSee the steps to follow for the above causes. FQDN Not Acquired – Once the SCS receives a hello message, it needs to acquire the FQDN, and if this fails the machine will remain in an unprovisioned state 1. In the Provisioning console go to the DNS Configuration node. Does the ‘Test’ button allow Provisionserver to resolve back to the IP of the Notification Server? II. “Hello” Packets USE IntelAMTUPDATE csti_configurationSET props_script_timeout = 180WHERE use_props_script = ‘True’ NOTE the warning found directly below the checkbox: Warning! Using DNS for IP to FQDN resolution might lead to incorrect profile mapping. Make sure your DHCP server is configured correctly to give update the DNS server for dynamic addresses.No systems ProvisioningProblemSystems are added regularly to the Intel AMT Systems node, but they never provision. This includes never getting an FQDN (see the above section for more information), though the cause may not be the inability of oobprove.exe to obtain the FQDN.Tools:AMT Logs – Provisioning Script Failed messagesOOB Trace – No references to oobprov.exeCauseIf not an FQDN mapping issue, this issue stems from a timeout value in the IntelAMT database being set to 0. In the IntelAMT database, in the table csti_configuration, under the column Props_script_timeout if the value is 0 IntelSCS will timeout before it even has a chance to call oobprov.exe.ResolutionNormally only one row exists in this table. The following SQL query will properly update this value to the default level. The default is 180 and should be set. 2. In the IntelAMT database, within the csti_pid_map table all used and unused security keys are listed. The ones with a value ‘True’ in the ‘Used’ column will not show up in the console.center_img III. PID rejected Tools:AMT Logs – I. No entries foundII. No entries foundIII. Invalid PID Map errorWireshark – II. On the client the “Hello” packet is sent, but on the server it never arrives.CauseThe causes vary. See below for known causes for this issue: AMT Logs See Part 1 in this article series on how to use these. These will be referenced in the below items.No update to Intel AMT Systems NodeProblemThe typical symptom is an abrupt stop to updates on this node. For example if you have a number of provisioned systems, with systems added as systems are brought up on the network, and abruptly they stop updating or being added, this is indicative of this issue.Tools:AMT Logs – No updates to this log occur.CauseAMTConfig Service – The AMTConfig service has stopped, crashed, or is in a hung state. This isn’t common in version 3.0 of SCS or higher.ResolutionCheck that the AMTConfig Service is running. III. PID rejected – The PID provided in the “Hello” packet is not contained as a valid security key in the IntelAMT database. This is only seen in the AMT Log found in the Provisioning Console under Logs, selecting the ‘Log’ icon. 3. If answer to either question above is NO, a CNAME record needs to be created on each DNS Server to route to the IP address of the Notification Server. 2. If yes, go to the segment of the network the client is on and try to ping the name ‘Provisionserver’. Does the IP resolve? 1. In the Provisioning Console go to the Security Keys node under the Configuration Service Settings. The list of unused PID and PPS combinations are listed. No update to Intel AMT Systems Node – At times this node can abruptly appear stagnant with no new systems coming in and no provisioning taking place II. “Hello” packets – The routing of “hello” packets is not configured correctly, so clients can’t reach the Provision Server. No Systems AppearingProblemThe symptom is that no machines appear in the Intel AMT Systems list when the page is refreshed over a period of time when new systems are expected. The page ties directly into the IntelAMT database to populate the systems, so if the list isn’t updating on the page, the list is also not updating in the database. 3. Either import the keys if the OEM placed the AMT systems in TLS-PSK Setup Mode through the import button in the Security Keys page, or manually enter the PID PPS. 2. Check the Service named AMTConfig to make sure it is running. 1. See the resolution to the section No update to Intel AMT Systems Node. In part 3 we covered troubleshooting common Provisioning Console issues. In part 4 we now focus on those components operating in the background during provisioning. With a functioning install and console, and when the issue appears to be server-related (In part 1 we covered troubleshooting the locale AMT system) now any issues seen must be evaluated on the server side. This article covers this process in a Problem – Cause – Solution format.IntroductionThe server components constitute a lot of ‘background’ processes that support what is only seen as Altiris Console points. Much of what goes on in the background is invisible to the user save as a change in status. If setup correctly, machines simply provision. It’s when they do not provision that a user should understand the server components so that proper troubleshooting can be accomplished. Note that this covers the symptoms of server-component problems. Some of the symptoms do overlap client-side issues, but in this process we are assuming we’ve confirmed that the client systems is functioning as expected. If you are unsure, see Part 1 of this article series.SymptomsThe following symptoms are seen on the Server. Please note that some of the symptoms may appear to be both client and server related making it difficult to know where the issue lies. Use Part 1 in conjunction with this article if necessary in troubleshooting these issues. No Systems Appearing – The Intel AMT Systems node may stay blank even after connecting systems in Setup Mode onto the Network. 3. If the service is not running, start it. If the service is running, try restarting it just in case it’s in an hung state.last_img read more

MXC Technology will Light Up 21st Century Data Centers

first_imgOver the past few days, there have been a number of announcements in the optical world from Corning, US Conec, TE Connectivity , Molex and others in support of the new MXC™ connector technology that are quite exciting. Before I get into what they announced, I should answer why I’d be excited about a simple connector.First off, it’s because it’s not just a simple connector. It is a core building block for optical (or photonic) communications and will help define the way data centers are built in the future. Why should you care? Because it will help serve up all of what you love about the web, apps, and more much, much faster.For example, one MXC™ cable can transmit data at 1.6Tera-bits per second (64 fibers at 25Gbs). That’s 1,600,000,000,000 bits per second. If you could transmit data at that speed, you could download a two-hour HD movie from iTunes (4GB) in less than two seconds. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data (1 followed by 18 zeroes) created every day, I doubt anyone questions that we are going to need the higher bandwidth that MXC™ cables provides in our 21st century data centers.To make this a reality, the industry needs to work together. This is where the exciting announcements come in. US Conec announced they are making parts for the connector which they will sell to cable companies. Corning, Molex and TE Connectivity announced they would make cable assemblies using the MXC™ connectors. US Conec and Intel will also host an MXC™ adopter’s forum for current and future companies that want to use MXC™ cables at OFC on March11th, 2014. All of this together means that the ecosystem is lining up and momentum for this technology continues to mount.Microsoft had the following to say about MXC™ technology:“Microsoft is pleased to join the MXC Adopters Forum and looks forward to evaluating MXC based products“ said Kushagra Vaid, General Manager of Cloud Server Engineering at Microsoft. “We believe that MXC along with Intel® Silicon Photonics will be instrumental in shaping next generation high performance data center architectures. We look forward to working with Intel and open standards bodies like OCP to accelerate information sharing and industry adoption”.For those new to this topic, MXC™ cables have several advantages over traditional optical connectors besides the 1.6Tbps bandwidth. MXC™ connectors have fewer parts, are more robust, smaller, and are able to support 64 fibers and with a unique telescoping lens design that is 10 times more resistant to dust.MXC™ connectors, coupled with Intel® Silicon Photonics, will enable many new data center innovations. For example, Fujitsu recently demonstrated an expansion box that increases the storage capacity and adds CPU accelerators to its 1U server. In September, Intel demonstrated a new rack architecture called RSA that when used with MXC™ cables and Intel® silicon photonics enables a totally new server architecture that increases performance and decreases cost. In the coming months, we expect to see more demonstrations and announcements about MXC™ and Intel Silicon Photonics.Finally I wanted to say that we expect to see a few dozen companies attend our 1st MXC™ adopters meeting in March 11th at the Optical Fiber Conference.2014 will be an exciting year so stay tuned!You can get more information on Intel® Silicon Photonics and MXC technology at:https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/research/intel-labs-silicon-photonics-research.htmlOpens in a new window.MXC is a trademark of US ConecAbout Mario Paniccia Mario Paniccia with a 1.6Tbps MXC cable (green) next to a 128Gbps PCI Express copper cableDr. Mario J. Paniccia is an Intel Fellow and general manager of the Silicon Photonics Operations Organization. Paniccia joined Intel in 1995 as a lead researcher developing a novel optical testing technology for probing transistor timing in microprocessors. Paniccia started Intel’s research in the area of Silicon Photonics and currently leads the business unit driving silicon photonics product commercialization, which includes engineering, business, and strategy as well as defining future generation products.Scientific American named Paniccia one of 2004’s top 50 researchers for his team’s leading work in the area of silicon photonics. In October 2008 Paniccia was named by R&D Magazine as “Scientist of the Year” for his teams pioneering research in the area of Silicon Photonics. In 2011 Paniccia was named “Innovator of the year” by EE times for his team’s demonstration of the world’s first integrated 50Gbps Silicon photonics link.Paniccia earned a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1988 from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a Ph.D. in solid state physics from Purdue University in 1994. In May 2009 Paniccia was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Binghamton University.From humble beginnings—raised by parents who emigrated to the U.S. from Italy in 1957—Intel Fellow Mario Paniccia was named in 2008 “one of the world’s most recognized corporate researchers,” according to R&D magazineOpens in a new window.last_img read more

Ranieri: ‘Not such a wily old fox’

first_imgClaudio Ranieri joked he “preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as it’s a little too close to home now” after a Sampdoria debut on his 68th birthday. The native Roman made his first appearance on the Blucerchiati bench in a 0-0 draw with his hometown club Roma this afternoon. “The lads worked very well in training, but you can only tell so much in that situation,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia. “Roma are a good team, they keep possession, but we wanted to push them towards the wings, as they are above all dangerous through the middle. We weren’t that interested in possession.” Ranieri celebrates his 68th birthday today and joked when asked about his surprise pick of Andrea Bertolacci. “I preferred to be called a wily old fox when I was young, as now it feels a little too close to home! Maybe you think I’m going senile… “I told Bertolacci to play as long as he could and then I’d bring in Albin Ekdal, who arrived very tired after international duty. I was satisfied with the midfield, combining experience with youth. I had wanted Bertolacci in a more advanced position, closer to Quagliarella, but after a while there were too many gaps and I asked him to remain back there to protect the defence.” Eusebio Di Francesco had said that the confused club ownership situation, with President Massimo Ferrero recently abandoning takeover talks. “I’ve been through a lot in my career, but the important thing is what happens on the field. The players and I need to show no interest in what is going on off the pitch. The fans were supporting us with a positive wind in our sails and that is what we needed.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Swap deal on the cards for De Sciglio?

first_imgPSG might turn back to Mattia De Sciglio and tempt Juventus to make a swap deal by including Thomas Meunier in the transfer, it’s reported. The versatile full back was wanted by the Parisians also this summer and Goal Italia now report that Leonardo might try again already this January. Juventus decided to stick with De Sciglio after letting Joao Cancelo leave this summer, whilst Leonardo Spinazzola went to Roma the same window. Paris Saint-Germain are claimed to be looking for an alternative who can play on both sides of the defence and De Sciglio fits the bill for the Ligue 1 champions. The rumours say an offer of €10m or a direct swap with Meunier involved might be the solution to get hold of the Bianconeri defender. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

Nietes continues his reign as world champion, KOs Reveco

first_imgViloria loses to Ukranian foe in flyweight title fight The 35-year-old Nietes, who improved to 41-1-4, 23, has been a world champion since winning the WBO minimumweight crown after scoring a unanimous decision win over Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand on Sept. 30, 2007.Reveco, 34, saw his three-fight win streak come to an end, absorbing the fourth loss of his career. His record now stands at 39-4 with 19 knockouts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening LATEST STORIES FILE PHOTO – Donnie Nietes after his fifth round TKO win. Photo by Roy LuarcaDonnie Nietes, the longest reigning Filipino world champion, continued his rule after stopping Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina to retain his IBF flyweight title Sunday (Manila time) at The Forum in Inglewood, California, USA.Nietes unleashed a flurry of punches to the body that dropped Reveco, who got back up but was still very wobbly, prompting the referee to stop the fight at the 53-second mark of the seventh round.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusiveslast_img read more

Lionel Messi, six more FC Barcelona players undergo anti-doping test

first_imgSix players from the Spanish football club Barcelona on Wednesday underwent blood and urine anti-doping tests after training, the Catalan club reported.The players who were subjected to the tests are Gerard Pique, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta, Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba, reports Efe news agency.The Spanish Agency for Health Protection in Sport (AEPSAD) assumed the responsibility to conduct such tests in 2013, replacing the National Sports Council (CSD) of the country.Wednesday’s training was a recovery session held in a later than usual, as Tuesday’s La Liga match against Eibar, which Barcelona won 6-1, ended close to midnight.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde called all available first team players to the training session, along with Jokin Ezkieta, Marc Cucurella, Vitinho, Ruiz de Galarreta, Carles Alena, Jose Arnaiz and Choco Lozano from Barcelona B.last_img read more