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QCT Presents Next Generation Central Office Solutions in Barcelona

QCT Presents Next Generation Central Office Solutions in Barcelona

QCT Team at the Mobile World Congress 2018 (Source: © QCT)

Cloud Enabler Extends its Footprint to Telco for Innovative 5G Infrastructure

Barcelona, Spain – February 15, 2019 – Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a global data center solution provider, will showcase its innovative Next Generation Central Office (NGCO) solution at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world“s largest gathering for the mobile industry, in Barcelona (Hall 5, Booth 5B11). From February 25th until February 28th, 2019 the global provider of cloud computing hardware, software, and services will reveal cutting-edge open infrastructure and optimized network function virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) platforms that enable the network transformation. This augmentation of central offices at both the core networks and the edge will pave the way for 5G. This NGCO solution was previously launched at the QCT Solution Center in San Jose, US in January.

QCT will showcase how innovative NGCO technology can improve the operations of carriers that are typical of day 0, day 1, and day 2 scenarios. For the day 0 scenario, QCT will showcase the deployment of their edge computing and central office infrastructure platform, inclusive of Optimized NFVI based on OpenStack. Workload onboarding and validation with automated acceleration, fixed-line and mobile network convergence, and security for the day 1 scenario. And with the addition of open-source telemetry and closed-loop network automation, the day 2 scenario covers the orchestration and management of the NGCO. This day 0, day 1, and day 2 scenario will be featured at the QCT booth (Hall 5, Booth 5B11). In order to showcase the engineering collaboration results between QCT and Intel, there will be a live demo of a distributed content delivery network (CDN) in a physical NGCO rack at the Intel booth (Hall 3, Stand 3E31), which follows an open disaggregated architecture with a virtualized fixed and mobile solution.

Telco operators have long been looking for these types of innovative performance-optimized infrastructures and platforms built with open technologies at a lower TCO to enable 5G applications and services. These are the key principles of QCT“s Next-Generation Central Office (NGCO) vision and it is fully-aligned with Intel“s technology direction. Industry-leading NGCO“s built with QCT technology will deliver more immersive experiences at lower latencies, with more bandwidth, and with larger storage capacities. By leveraging their cloud computing expertise and experience, QCT is extending its industry footprint from Cloud Service Providers (CSP) to Telcos by creating an ecosystem that provides end-to-end solutions to expedite network transformation in central offices.

At MWC, QCT strengthens its role as a 5G ecosystem enabler. The company works with industry leading partners to drive fundamental changes in the way Telcos plan, deploy, and manage their infrastructure. QCT is spearheading the integration efforts with Intel by leveraging their best of breed edge to cloud technologies and bringing innovative NFVI and virtual network function (VNF) technologies, products, and solutions to realize a truly software centric network infrastructure for next generation central offices, converging fixed-line and mobile networks in a unified platform.

Alongside their NGCO solution, QCT will display the following latest additions in Barcelona:

– QuantaGrid SD2H-1U – a front access revolutionary design for edge computing with different flexible modules to fulfill different applications in a 1U form factor. With options for 2x FPGA or 2x high bandwidth NIC cards, this server is able to improve capabilities and performance on workloads such as CDN with the Intel Xeon processor D product family. Alternatively, with 2x GPUs, the system is perfect for inference workloads such as media analytics or immersive media experiences. Moreover, the server provides a -48VDC PSU option for flexible power support.

– QuantaGrid SD2HQ-2U – a front access server equipped with the Intel Xeon processor D product family. This server supports hot-swappable hybrid drives within a 2U chassis, providing up to 64TB SATA drives for optimized local storage. With flexible switch options, this server can improve availability for fronthaul or backhaul networks, while also providing a -48VDC PSU option for flexible power support.

„QCT is proud to have developed 5G solutions with our ecosystem partners to transform a traditional central office to an open, and virtualized infrastructure,“ said Mike Yang, President of QCT. „For the upcoming 5G era, QCT aims to expand our solution portfolio to Telco segments based on our strong footprint in the CSP space with proven server, storage, switch, and rack systems. With these NGCO solutions, Telco operators can enjoy innovations for their 5G applications with a faster time-to-market and lower TCO.“

QCT NGCO solutions are based on the following Intel products and technologies:

– DPDK with DDP (dynamic device personalization) profile in XXV710 NIC for offloading LTE GTP, PPPoE and QinQ packet classification to network controller.
– Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT) for improving VPN decryption and encryption performance by hardware acceleration technology.

„Intel sees NGCO as a strategic opportunity to transform the central offices into mini data centers. These mini data centers are capable of hosting both fixed and mobile networking and have the ability to run all sorts of new and enhanced 5G and edge services that require low latency, high bandwidth and greater levels of privacy.“ said Dan Rodriguez, Vice President of the Data Center Group and General Manager of the Network Compute Division at Intel. „With 5G and Edge emerging while network transformation continues to ramp, Intel is collaborating with QCT to shift to the edge of the network and to enable the modernization of central offices with innovative Intel products and technologies.“

To learn more about QCT“s activities at the MWC please visit https://www.qct.io

About Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT)
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT) is a global data center solution provider. We combine the efficiency of hyperscale hardware with infrastructure software from a diversity of industry leaders to solve next-generation data center design and operation challenges. QCT serves cloud service providers, telecoms and enterprises running public, hybrid and private clouds.

Product lines include hyperconverged and software-defined data center solutions as well as servers, storage, switches and integrated racks with a diverse ecosystem of hardware component and software partners. QCT designs, manufactures, integrates and services cutting-edge offerings via its own global network. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 corporation.
For more information, visit the QCT website at www.QCT.io

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QCT (Quanta Cloud Technologies)
Anna Maria Strerath
Hamborner Straße 55
40472 Düsseldorf
Phone: 02405-4083-1161
E-Mail: Anna.Strerath@qct.io
Url: https://www.qct.io/

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Martin Uffmann
Münchener Straße 14
85748 Garching
Phone: 089-360363-41
E-Mail: martin@gcpr.net
Url: http://www.gcpr.de

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Gem Management Software now for multi-user environment

Lapidary business application eXtra4gemID in additional version

Gem Management Software now for multi-user environment

Classification of gemstones with the software eXtra4gemID

Birkenfeld, 14.02.2019 Coded labels are the basis of gemstone management with the application eXtra4gemID. They carry the unique identity of each gem as an encrypted code. In contrast to standard software for stock management, the tool eXtra4gemID masters the crucial task of handling the combinatorial variety of quality features for gemstones.
Consistent labelling of the entire gemstone stock with the eXtra4gemID code leads immediately to an amazing increase in efficiency within the complete administration process. Code scanning provides all relevant information of each stone at any place any time. Time-consuming manual recording is no longer necessary. This eliminates errors and decreases costs due to less efforts for trade fair preparation, easier order entry and faster billing.
Distinctive gemstone profile as coded label
In order to make the combinatorial variety of quality features for the gemstone software eXtra4gemID managable, the classification of each and every stone is essential. Users store all relevant stone types with their qualities, cuts, and shapes in the software on site. From this, gem classes are created and each item is assigned accordingly. In combination with the carat weight, the categorization within the eXtra4gemID software finally gives each single gemstone a unique profile based on its individual characteristics. This unique profile is encrypted by the software and printed on a label in three different ways: as descriptive key for trained sales personnel, as machine-readable matrix code for scanners and as plain text in excerpts for customer sales talks.
Edition „Business“ with Client/Server Database
For the management of all stone profiles in their classes the gemstone software eXtra4gemID uses a database. The existing single-user solution operates as edition „Basic“ with a database integrated on a local workstation computer. In contrast the new software edition „Business“ uses the multi-user client/server database PostgreSQL. This allows direct database access from any number of workstations.
Developed in cooperation with lapidary business insiders
In 2016 Ferdinand Eisele presented under his brand „eXtra4“ for the first time identification technology for gemstones to professionals. Today the software is provided by eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH, the company’s IT subsidiary. The software eXtra4gemID is based on decades of experience with labelling and identification for the jewellery and watch sector. Cooperation with manufacturers and dealers from the German gemstone centre Idar-Oberstein transposes this expertise into the lapidary business. An efficient software tool for classification, identification and streamlining of gemstones has been created. A further software edition for the use of RFID is already in development. A first impression of this innovative type of gemstone management can interested parties also get during Baselworld 2019 in Hall 4.1 at Stand G11.

Die eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH ist eine 100%ige Tochter des Etikettenherstellers und Identtechnik-Spezialisten Ferdinand Eisele GmbH. Tätigkeitsfeld ist die Entwicklung von Software zur Kennzeichnung von Produkten und Organisation von Prozessen über Etikettendruck-Systeme.
Zum Portfolio zählt sowohl Standard-Software für die Schmuck- und Uhren-Branche sowie die Edelstein-Branche inklusive RFID-Anwendungen, als auch branchenunabhängige Individual-Software, maßgeschneidert für bestimmte Identifikations-Lösungen.
Gegründet 2016, hat das Unternehmen, wie die Muttergesellschaft, seinen Sitz in Birkenfeld bei Pforzheim. Es betreut weltweit mehrere tausend Lizenznehmer von Programmen der Marke eXtra4 Labelling Systems. Dazu zählen auch Softwareanbieter, die eXtra-Programme als OEM-Komponente in eigene Produkte integrieren.
Support zählt als Dienstleistung zum Portfolio der eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH. Persönlicher Kontakt und Austausch mit Usern ist zentrales Element der Anwenderbetreuung. Die eXtra4-Hotline unterstützt weltweit via Internet-Telefonie und remote mit entsprechenden Support-Tools. Ein professionelles Ticketing-System hält Leistung und Kosten transparent.

eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH is a 100% subsidiary of the label manufacturer and identification technology specialist Ferdinand Eisele GmbH. Its field of activity is the development of software for marking products and organizing processes using label printing systems.
The portfolio includes both standard software for the jewellery and watch industry and the lapidary business including RFID applications, as well as cross-industry individual software tailor-made for specific identification solutions.
Founded in 2016, the enterprise, like its parent company, is located in Birkenfeld near Pforzheim. It attends to several thousand licensees of applications of the brand eXtra4 Labelling Systems worldwide. This also includes software providers who integrate eXtra software into their own products as OEM components.
Support belongs as a service to the portfolio of eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH. Personal contact and exchange with users is a central element of user assistance. The eXtra4 hotline supports worldwide via Internet telephony and remotely with corresponding support tools. A professional ticketing system keeps services and costs transparent.

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eXtra4 Software + Service GmbH
Susanne Schickel
Carl-Benz-Str. 17
75217 Birkenfeld
Phone: 07231/94790
Fax: 07231/949990
E-Mail: presse@extra4.com
Url: http://www.extra4software.de

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Nutanix recognises Erik Sterck GmbH as „TOP Specialist“

IT system vendor receives partner award from the global market leader for hyper-converged infrastructures

Nutanix recognises Erik Sterck GmbH as "TOP Specialist"

Erik Sterck GmbH is „TOP Nutanix Specialist“

Leonberg, 14.02.2019 – Award for Erik Sterck GmbH: The IT system vendor was recognised as „TOP Specialist“ during the 1st Nutanix Partner Summit in Germany. Thus the US provider Nutanix – the global market leader in the field of hyper-converged infrastructures (HCI) – highlights the special performance of Erik Sterck GmbH. In particular, Nutanix underscores its close partnership with the system vendor by presenting the award and confirms the Leonberg-based specialist“s high level of technical solution expertise.

„Things we expect from our channel partners in the future are already being realised by Erik Sterck GmbH today,“ says Alfred Meßing, Senior Manager Channel Partner & Service Provider at Nutanix, about the award presented during the Partner Summit in Darmstadt.

Erik Sterck GmbH has specialised in modern infrastructures in the data centre environment and holds the highest certification (Master Partner) issued by Nutanix. Since the start of the partnership with the US provider in 2014, the system vendor has placed great emphasis on providing its customers with technology innovations from the HCI market leader. The founding of the additional DevOps business area in 2018 permits the specialists at Erik Sterck to also provide consulting services for new technologies and platforms in the operations automation segment.

Oliver Dombai as an employee from the outset accepted the award on behalf of Erik Sterck GmbH and summarised the collaboration as follows: „Erik Sterck GmbH is celebrating its five-year anniversary in February of 2019. The topic of hyper-converged infrastructures helped us open doors and reach customers with a new topic, especially at the outset. Meanwhile the Nutanix solutions form a key component of our consultancy. Many large and renowned companies in Baden-Württemberg and beyond count on the proven team of Nutanix and Erik Sterck.“

For further information about Erik Sterck GmbH, please visit www.eriksterck.de

Erik Sterck GmbH based in Leonberg is an IT system supplier founded in 2014 by Erik Sterck and Oliver Batz. The two founders look back on more than four decades of professional and industry experience in various management and sales positions with renowned manufacturers and system suppliers such as EMC and NetApp. Erik Sterck GmbH as an experienced and personally managed system supplier enjoys an outstanding reputation. It offers highly professional, individual and cooperative consultancy in Germany, both for the entire data centre environment and for cloud computing services. Customers benefit from unique competitive advantages that set the system supplier apart from its competitors: analysis, consultancy, planning and the implementation of IT projects for customers are absolutely independent of manufacturers. This enables the system supplier to pursue an uncompromisingly goal-oriented, fair and objective approach with a maximum customer focus. Cooperation with world-leading manufacturers does not tie Erik Sterck GmbH to a limited product portfolio. A wide variety of different possibilities is therefore available in order to validate the optimum, specific customer solution based on technical and business management aspects.

For further information about Erik Sterck GmbH, please visit www.eriksterck.de

Company-Contact
Erik Sterck GmbH
Erik Sterck
Böblinger Straße 29
71229 Leonberg
Phone: +49 7152 901300
E-Mail: info@eriksterck.de
Url: http://www.eriksterck.de

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Felix Hansel
Stuhlbergerstr. 3
80999 München
Phone: 089-6230-3490
E-Mail: hansel@fx-kommunikation.de
Url: http://www.fx-kommunikation.de

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Quick, Easy and Low-Cost Digitalisation and Electronic Archiving

The ecoDMS document archive and the ecoMAILZ email archive allow long-term, secure, low-cost and legally conform storage of all documents, files and emails in electronic archives.

Quick, Easy and Low-Cost Digitalisation and Electronic Archiving

www.ecodms.de

Aachen, February 2019. ecoDMS GmbH from Aachen offers first class archiving software at fair prices. Companies and private individuals alike can use the „ecoDMS“ document archive and the „ecoMAILZ“ email archive for the long-term, legally conform storage of all documents, files and emails. Given the extremely fair licensing model, everyone can use this software. At a one-off license fee of 89 Euro per simultaneous connection for ecoDMS Archive and 49 Euro per user for ecoMAILZ, the products of the Aachen-based company are top of the low-cost archiving systems. The products can be purchased and used as a standalone solution.

Electronic Document Archiving with ecoDMS
Electronic document archiving with ecoDMS is more than just audit-compliant, long-term archiving of data. ecoDMS offers cross-company, cross-platform and cross-location access to all documents, information and data. Within seconds users can store, manage and retrieve incoming and outgoing documents in the archiving system. ecoDMS automatically allocates new documents based on classification templates. ecoDMS Archive manages all information that is available as or can be converted to a digital format. This includes invoices, contracts, cover letters, account statements, tables, multimedia files, drawings, orders, notes and much more. The metadata, classifications and contents of each file provide the necessary information for quick retrieval. To do so, ecoDMS offers intelligent search functions, including a full-text search. The archiving system automatically creates a full-text index when a file is archived. The system also has many more search and filter functions. A document preview allows the viewing of search results. The desktop client and the web client enable access to the database and the entire archiving system from a PC, smart phone and tablet. The system fulfils all requirements of a document archive. Apart from the many archiving and search functions, ecoDMS offers plenty more luxurious features. ecoDMS leaves nothing to be desired: It includes integrated version management, sending and exporting functions, a virtual clipboard for bundling documents, a flexible settings dialogue box where users can map their own structures and document types, an integrated notepad, an automatic resubmission system, gapless logging using a history, plugins for MS Office, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Outlook and Thunderbird and a PDF/A printer for archiving from all printable third-party applications. The system processes are compliant with auditing standards. It complies with and fulfils the rules and requirements of the GDPR and the Generally Accepted Principles of Computerised Accounting Systems in Germany. For private individuals the software is available for free in a slightly restricted Free4Three version. A license of the full version of a purchased ecoDMS version is paid for once and is then valid for an unlimited period.

Automatic Email Archiving with ecoMAILZ
The ecoMAILZ email archive is designed for long-term, legally compliant and fully automatic archiving of incoming and outgoing emails. ecoMAILZ retrieves all emails directly from the mail server and automatically stores them in the mail archive. The two-step archiving concept of this software opens new possibilities for archiving emails. At the same time, it ensures that privacy is protected. The software is quick to install and easy to operate. The web client enables access to all archived emails from any location with a computer, smart phone and tablet. The entire administration and setup is comfortable and easy through the web client. The integrated full-text search allows quick retrieval of emails. ecoMAILZ is legally compliant and fulfils the requirements of the GDPR. Optionally, ecoMAILZ can be connected with the ecoDMS document archive. This requires a plugin which is integrated in the archiving solution. The solution also contains plugins for MS Outlook and Thunderbird to monitor the archiving status in the mail client. The software can be tested for free with up to 3,000 emails. The fee for the full version includes updates and upgrades over a period of 24 months. A user can archive and use several email accounts.

For this and more information, visit the ecoDMS GmbH website at https://www.ecodms.de

ecoDMS GmbH, based in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), offers archiving software for private users, SMEs and large corporations. With a unique development and pricing model, ecoDMS GmbH stands out among the numerous competitors. The environmentally friendly use of a modern sales channel without requiring data carriers and postal delivery and no third-party licences enables sensationally fair prices. The price for the archiving system including full-text recognition and all plugins is unique.

The creation of ecoDMS began in 2004 with planning and implementing a software for digitally processing incoming emails for a large customer of applord GmbH. Based on the many years of experience in the field of document archiving and workflow, applord GmbH successfully implemented this project and developed the ecoDMS Server. This ecoDMS Server today forms the foundation of the ecoDMS archiving software.

The large interest in the software and a steadily growing customer base led to the foundation of ecoDMS GmbH. On 1 October 2014, managing directors Michael Schmitz and Helge Lühmann founded ecoDMS GmbH in Aachen as a new pillar of applord Holding Europe. All distribution rights of the „ecoDMS Archive“ software package were transferred from applord GmbH to ecoDMS GmbH. Already, the IT company has thousands of satisfied users all over Europe. More than half of those are business clients spanning all kinds of industries and company sizes.

Together with applord, appecon and applord Information Technologies, ecoDMS forms the strong service partnership of applord Holding Europe GmbH. The company locations in Germany and Austria operate across Europe. The applord group stands for state-of-the-art, sophisticated IT. applord group combines a broad product and services spectrum from the development of custom software solutions to standardised software applications and managing large IT projects.

ecoDMS sells its products through the internet. With just a few mouse-clicks, customers can purchase licences and support in the online shop. The software is immediately dispatched environmentally friendly via e-mail. Prior to purchasing, prospective users can always refer to the manufacturer’s website for detailed information. All sales, price and product information are downloadable. The manuals describe in detail the installation steps, settings and functions of the products. Moreover, there are free videos and a demo version.

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ecoDMS GmbH
Ralf Schmitz
Salierallee 18a
52066 Aachen
Phone: 0049 241 47572 01
E-Mail: news@ecodms.de
Url: https://www.ecodms.de

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IoT Security Institute releases Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework

IoT Security Institute releases Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework

Alan Mihalic – IoTSI President

Press Release

The Internet of Things Security Institute (IoTSI) announced today that it has released an IoT Security Framework for Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure.
Alan Mihalic President of the IoT Security Institute says the objective of the IoTSI is to provide the cyber and privacy frameworks that can be implemented from the base build through to the build completion.

„The goal of the IoT security Institute is to establish a comprehensive set of guidelines to help each of the supply chain participants specify, procure, install, integrate, operate and maintain IoT securely in Buildings, Smart Precincts and Cities. This includes intelligent buildings equipment and controls such as audio visual (AV), fire, HVAC, lighting and building security.

„Buildings are working spaces, information portals and community information exchanges that require appropriate security controls to meet their future potential. The IoT Security Institute is focused on ensuring that recommendations produced are globally applicable and simple to adopt – fitting within existing processes wherever possible. To achieve this, the IoTSI opens the channels of communication between building occupiers, facilities managers, engineers, designers and urban planners in relation to the cyber security and privacy challenges affecting building environments.“

In a Smart Cities age, this includes maintaining data confidentiality, privacy and public safety levels that meet community and corporate expectations. This can only be achieved by a globally available Cyber Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework.
The release of the IoTSI Framework provides business, government and industry a publically available framework capable of addressing emerging and existing IoT security challenges within the built environment. Released under a Common Criteria licensing agreement the IoTSI framework can be implemented without licensing costs or additional charges.

„We did not want to restrict framework adoption by imposing licensing costs or restricted access pending some kind of commercial consideration. The framework is there to be implemented and shared. Often the benefits of such initiatives get
lost in the commercial requirements imposed. The IoTSI does not even charge membership dues. We did not want to be caught up in forcing membership on order to participate. It too often drives many Not- For-Profit agendas. We simply and easily want to get the framework to cyber and privacy professionals where it is needed“. says Alan Mihalic

„Of course, there“ll be organizations that will provide professional services to assist with the Framework’s deployment. This is expected. Resource and competency considerations are always a determining factor to any cyber security or privacy process improvement activity. However, the Framework is not a commercial offering. That in itself goes a long way to keeping costs in check. Mihalic added.“

David Watts, Professor of Information Law and Policy at Latrobe University, former Victorian Privacy Commissioner and current member of the United Nations Global Pulse offered the following insight on emerging challenges facing IoT and how the IoT Security Institute is addressing those security challenges:

„The internet of things can enrich our lives and our societies but it“s vital that the risks it can pose to our fundamental freedoms are avoided. One of the key risks is security. Getting IoT privacy, security and ethics right from the outset is part of the important work that the IoTSI is undertaking through its ongoing program to develop a security framework for the [deployment of] IoT [technologies]. Crucially, this work is being developed through the efforts of organisations and individuals who are contributing a wide range of policy, technical, legal and consumer perspectives.“

About the Internet of Things Security Institute (IoTSI)
The Internet of Things Security Institute is a Not for Profit academic and industry body dedicated to providing frameworks and supporting educational services to assist in managing security within an Internet of Things eco-system. The IoTSI has developed an IoT Security Framework for Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure, which will enable and facilitate the secure and safe deployment of IoT & IIOT Eco-Systems.
IoTSI is now inviting those with a specific interest in ensuring the safety and security of smart buildings and critical infrastructure, to get involved and help ensure the ongoing aims of the IoTSI are achieved. Interested parties can make direct contact by emailing;
admin@iotsecurityinstitute.com

The IoT Security Institute Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure Framework can be downloaded, and used for free from https://iotsecurityinstitute.com/iotsec/index.php/artefacts

For more information, news and further announcements, visit the official website at IoT Security Institute

–ENDS–

The Internet of Things Security Institute is a Not for Profit academic and industry body dedicated to providing frameworks and supporting educational services to assist in managing security within an Internet of Things eco-system.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Securty Institute
Alan Mihalic
Collins Street 101
3000 MELBOURNE
Phone: +61 3 9577 7037
E-Mail: admin@iotsecurityinstitute.com
Url: http://iotsecurityinstitute.com

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MainConcept Releases Multi-Platform ProRes Decoder SDK 1.0

Customers can now license new MainConcept® SDK enabling native ingest of ProRes content from MOV and MXF sources

Aachen, Germany – February 05, 2019 – MainConcept, a leading provider of video codec technology, today announced the availability of a cross-platform SDK enabling developers to ingest Apple ProRes video from MOV and MXF containers in any software solution or workflow.

Apple ProRes is a major format used in professional production environments. The bitstream syntax of this intra-frame codec was publicly released as SMPTE RDD-36 in 2015. While ProRes video was originally designed to be carried in QuickTime“s MOV containers, SMPTE RDD-44 adds storage of ProRes in MXF file format for IMF-based workflows.

The MainConcept ProRes Decoder SDK 1.0 is now available for licensing to support native ingest from both MOV and MXF container formats for use in transcoding, editing and player applications without the need to install any 3rd party tools. MainConcept is first to offer a SDK for professional licensing that allows import and real-time playback of ProRes footage on Windows, macOS and Linux.

„MainConcept“s professional customers have been requesting support for Apple ProRes for quite some time,“ said Thomas Kramer, VP Product Management for MainConcept. „We are elated to be the first to solve real-world video production workflow challenges, like decoding of ProRes on Linux, in addition to supporting native ingest of ProRes in both MOV and MXF containers on all major operating systems.“

For more information about MainConcept ProRes Decoder SDK 1.0, please visit https://www.mainconcept.com/prores-decoder
The MainConcept ProRes Decoder SDK and other codec packages are available for immediate licensing. Contact us for a free evaluation trial.

About MainConcept
MainConcept is a leading provider of video codec technology, ranging in offerings from software development kits, microservice modules and transcoding applications serving professional video production, multimedia, broadcast, digital signage, medical, and security industries. Our engineering and development teams focus solely on creating encoding and decoding components for video and audio content, enabling us to provide best of breed solutions to our customers. In addition to outstanding products, our attention to detail and devotion to customer support and satisfaction is geared to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers. MainConcept is headquartered in Aachen, Germany. For more information about MainConcept, visit www.mainconcept.com

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MainConcept is a leading provider of video codec technology, ranging in offerings from software development kits, transcoding applications and plugins serving professional video production, multimedia, broadcast, digital signage, medical, and security industries. Our engineering and development teams focus solely on creating encoding and decoding components for video and audio content, enabling us to provide best of breed solutions to our customers. In addition to outstanding products, our attention to detail and devotion to customer support and satisfaction is geared to not only meet, but exceed the expectations of even the most demanding customers.

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MainConcept GmbH
Philipp Harmuth
Elisabethstr. 1
52062 Aachen
Phone: 0241 4010843
E-Mail: philipp.harmuth@neulion.com
Url: http://www.mainconcept.com

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Elisabethstr. 1
52062 Aachen
Phone: 0241 4010843
E-Mail: philipp.harmuth@neulion.com
Url: http://www.mainconcept.com

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GrammaTech Adds Real World Benchmarks to SWAMP

GrammaTech Adds Real World Benchmarks to SWAMP

ITHACA, N.Y. – Software development and quality managers that are looking to measure the benefit of static analysis now have a platform to do just that. GrammaTech, under contract for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), has created independent real-world benchmarks that are now available in the Software Assurance Marketplace (SWAMP).

Several different synthetic benchmarks exist that can be used to measure how well static analysis tools perform in detecting bugs. However, many of these have limitations with the code paths typically being too simple. GrammaTech, under contract for DHS S&T, has created BugInjector, a tool that can inject Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE) based bug patterns into existing code bases, thus delivering real-world benchmarks. The BugInjector tool is available directly from GrammaTech (https://go.grammatech.com/bug-injector/) to inject bugs into private code bases for training purposes. Additionally, four different real-world code bases (nginx, grep, sqlite, lighttpd) have been injected with bugs and are available through the Software Assurance Marketplace, enabling users to easily benchmark how well their static analysis tools are able to find these bugs in realistic code paths.

„There is an urgent need for benchmarks, such as those from GrammaTech, to allow software developers to evaluate static analysis tools in a comprehensive and real-world setting,“ says Barton Miller, Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Chief Scientist of SWAMP. „Also, developers of static analysis tools now have the ability to enhance their tools or benchmark new static analysis technologies with realistic test cases. Integrating these benchmarks into the SWAMP platform increases their effectiveness and availability.“

„GrammaTech CodeSonar® has always focused on highest recall,“ says Paul Anderson, VP of Engineering at GrammaTech, Inc. „Many tools claim that they can catch a particular CWE, but there has never been a way to measure how well tools perform if this CWE is hidden deep inside a code path. BugInjector provides an automated way to objectively measure static analysis tool recall; interested parties can now evaluate CodeSonar®“s market leading recall against other tools easily.“

The Software Assurance Marketplace“s static analysis capabilities are available for use in the cloud or on-premise at no cost. Interested parties can sign up to use the SWAMP at mir-swamp.org and find the BugInjector test cases on the Resources page under Packages. After selecting a package and version containing a CWE of interest, users can run an assessment of the chosen „bug injected“ software using one or more software assurance tools. GrammaTech CodeSonar® is one of the commercial tools that is integrated into the SWAMP, along with many other open source static analysis tools. Users can also download BugInjector test cases to run against tools they are developing.

About GrammaTech:
GrammaTech’s advanced static analysis tool CodeSonar© is used by software developers worldwide, spanning a myriad of embedded software industries including avionics, government, medical, military, industrial control, and other applications where reliability and security are paramount. Originally spun out of Cornell University, GrammaTech is now a leading research center for software security, and a commercial vendor of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions. With both static and dynamic analysis tools that analyze source code as well as binary executables, GrammaTech continues to advance the science of superior software analysis, providing technology for developers to produce safer software. For more information, visit www.grammatech.com or follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammatech

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Implementing Case Insensitive CSV Dictreader in Python

Case sensitivity is a common problem being faced by the developers while fetching data from a CSV file using CSV DictReader from a python dictionary

Implementing Case Insensitive CSV Dictreader in Python

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Case sensitivity is one of the common problems being faced by developers when you fetch data from a python dictionary. This will be a major problem especially when you read data from a CSV file using CSV DictReader. Here is the solution for this issue.

In general use cases, we upload the CSV files to the system to store huge amount of data by uploading single file. For example, in e-commerce sites we just write thousands of products details in a CSV file and just upload it.

In python, we can read the data of a CSV file in 2 ways. One by using normal csv.reader and the other by using CSV.DictReader. To learn more about CSV“s normal reader and dictreader check https://docs.python.org/2/library/csv.html

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Why go for Case Insensitive CSV DictReader?
Using CSV reader we can read data by using column indexes and with DictReader we can read the data by using column names. Using the normal reader if the column indexes change then the data extraction goes wrong, to over come this we“ll go for DictReder. With DictReader we can read the data using column names.

Example CSV file format of products.csv:

TitleUPCCostSamsung GalaxySAM-12320,000MotoG2MOT-12311,000

With the following snippet we can read the above CSV file with DictReader.

import csv
with open(‚products.csv‘) as csvfile:
reader = csv.DictReader(csvfile)
for row in reader:
print(row[‚Title‘], row[‚UPC‘])
The above snippet will print title and upc details of the product. But there is a disadvantage of this if the row headers are gone wrong in terms of case sensitivity it will raise an error.

For ex: If Title is written as TITLE or „Title “ the above snippet raise KeyError.

To overcome above problem we have to make the DictReader case insensitive. For this, we have to override the CSV“s DictReader.

Source: https://micropyramid.com/blog/how-to-implement-case-insensitive-csv-dictreader-in-python/

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2018 – A Retrospective: Archiving Systems ecoDMS & ecoMAILZ en Route to Success

Legally Compliant Document and E-Mail Archiving at Fair Prices with Archiving Solutions from Aachen-Based ecoDMS GmbH

2018 - A Retrospective: Archiving Systems ecoDMS & ecoMAILZ en Route to Success

Legally compliant archiving with ecoDMS

ecoDMS GmbH is looking back at an exciting, interesting and, above all, very successful year. The company from Aachen achieved a huge success in 2018 with the two archiving solutions ecoDMS and ecoMAILZ. Revenue figures have again exceeded those of the previous year.

The IT solutions from Aachen allow convenient, low-cost and above all easy, legally-compliant archiving of all files and emails. A customer-friendly business model with fair prices and user-friendly features, developed at the highest level and according to state-of-the-art development standards, let user-hearts beat faster. Whether you are a private individual or a business customer – ecoDMS software concerns everyone.

Approximately 11,000 customers trust in the archiving systems of the company from Aachen.
In 2018, the company from Aachen won numerous new customers. More than 11,000 customers from different industries are already using ecoDMS software. In addition, thousands of private users are working with the free archiving solution „ecoDMS Free4Three“. The upward trend is continuing. The large interest in the archiving systems has not gone unnoticed by business people from the IT consulting environment. At the end of 2018, more than 1000 resellers have included the software products in their portfolio.

ecoDMS Document Archive
2018 successfully closes with the release of the seventh generation of the company“s document management system. ecoDMS version 18.09 (apu) initiates a new era of digital document archiving. The new Major release includes several new features and optimisations. These include a brandnew web client, which can be used on a PC, smart phone and tablet and which replaces the existing mobile apps; erasure functions according to the generally accepted principles of computerised accounting systems in Germany and GDPR; a PDF editor with stamp function; multi-sided text zone recognition within classification templates; an integrated icon collection in the Settings dialogue box and much more. This Major release has hit the nerve of users and the company from Aachen is continuing its success in the DMS world at full speed.

Following the motto „scanning, archiving, automating and retrieving“ makes ecoDMS version 18.09 (apu) the perfect archiving system for private individuals, small to medium-sized companies and corporations. The clever combination of cross-platform and high-performance components, among which next to client and server are a PDF/A printer and plugins for Office and email applications, paired with full functionality, flexible settings, user-friendly interfaces and the lowest priced licensing model in the world make ecoDMS the number one archiving system.

A license for the full edition is available for an affordable one-time fee of 89 Euro incl. 19% VAT per simultaneous connection. Before making a purchase, users can test the software with a free trial edition. For private users, ecoDMS is free in the Free4Three Edition.

ecoMAILZ E-Mail Archive
The email archive ecoMAILZ has also been able to attract numerous new customers. The software allows legally compliant and fully automated archiving of all incoming and outgoing emails. All messages can be stored securely in a central archive and retrieved quickly on a PC, mobile phone and tablet. The emails are already loaded and full-text indexed by ecoMAILZ when they arrive on the server. ecoMAILZ does not require much configuration, which makes it a transparent email archive for everyone. Plugins for the cross-platform web client allow users to maintain an overview of the archiving status.

The licence fee for ecoMAILZ is a mere 49 Euro incl. 19% VAT per user. The fee includes updates and upgrades over a period of 24 months. A user can archive and use several email accounts.

Modern Distribution via Internet
ecoDMS sells its products through the internet. With just a few mouse-clicks, customers can purchase licences and support in the online shop. The software is immediately dispatched environmentally friendly via e-mail. Prior to purchasing, prospective users can always refer to the manufacturer’s website for detailed information. All sales, price and product information are downloadable. The manuals describe in detail the installation steps, settings and functions of the products. Moreover, there are free videos and a demo version.

ecoDMS GmbH, based in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), offers archiving software for private users, SMEs and large corporations. With a unique development and pricing model, ecoDMS GmbH stands out among the numerous competitors. The environmentally friendly use of a modern sales channel without requiring data carriers and postal delivery and no third-party licences enables sensationally fair prices. The price for the archiving system including full-text recognition and all plugins is unique.

The creation of ecoDMS began in 2004 with planning and implementing a software for digitally processing incoming emails for a large customer of applord GmbH. Based on the many years of experience in the field of document archiving and workflow, applord GmbH successfully implemented this project and developed the ecoDMS Server. This ecoDMS Server today forms the foundation of the ecoDMS archiving software.

The large interest in the software and a steadily growing customer base led to the foundation of ecoDMS GmbH. On 1 October 2014, managing directors Michael Schmitz and Helge Lühmann founded ecoDMS GmbH in Aachen as a new pillar of applord Holding Europe. All distribution rights of the „ecoDMS Archive“ software package were transferred from applord GmbH to ecoDMS GmbH. Already, the IT company has thousands of satisfied users all over Europe. More than half of those are business clients spanning all kinds of industries and company sizes.

Together with applord, appecon and applord Information Technologies, ecoDMS forms the strong service partnership of applord Holding Europe GmbH. The company locations in Germany and Austria operate across Europe. The applord group stands for state-of-the-art, sophisticated IT. applord group combines a broad product and services spectrum from the development of custom software solutions to standardised software applications and managing large IT projects.

ecoDMS sells its products through the internet. With just a few mouse-clicks, customers can purchase licences and support in the online shop. The software is immediately dispatched environmentally friendly via e-mail. Prior to purchasing, prospective users can always refer to the manufacturer’s website for detailed information. All sales, price and product information are downloadable. The manuals describe in detail the installation steps, settings and functions of the products. Moreover, there are free videos and a demo version.

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DARPA Awards GrammaTech $8.4M for Autonomous Cyber Hardening Technology

DARPA Awards GrammaTech $8.4M for Autonomous Cyber Hardening Technology

GrammaTech, Inc., a leading developer of commercial embedded software assurance tools and advanced cybersecurity solutions, announced that it has been awarded a $8.4 million, 4-year contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, to develop technology that generates and deploys secure configurations to commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment rapidly and largely autonomously.

Modern networked systems are everywhere, they provide automation in buildings, they control industrial processes and power plants, and they are a key component in modern automobiles. These systems incorporate many general-purpose COTS components that must be configured appropriately for the larger system to meet its operational requirements. The configuration of such networked systems is often done in an ad-hoc way, which may leave critical parameters in their factory settings, exposing unnecessary attack surfaces and weakening the security of the system.

„Seemingly benign minor configuration missteps, such as exposing unneeded services or keeping factory-set access credentials, can quickly add up to serious security breaches in complex networked systems, as the past has proven,“ says Mark Hermeling, Senior Director of Product Marketing at GrammaTech, Inc. „This project is focused on reducing the chance of human error in the configuration of these systems.“

GrammaTech will combine its binary analysis technology with contributions from LGS Innovations, headquartered in Herndon, VA, SRI International of Menlo Park, CA, and Assured Information Security (AIS) of Rome, NY. The result is a set of tools that will analyze implementation, documentation and other available artefacts of a system to generate and deploy a configuration that allows the system to meet its objectives while reducing attack surfaces and eliminating configuration-based vulnerabilities.

This material is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) under contract number FA8750-18-C-0141. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AFRL or DARPA.

About GrammaTech:
GrammaTech’s advanced static analysis tool CodeSonar© is used by software developers worldwide, spanning a myriad of embedded software industries including avionics, government, medical, military, industrial control, and other applications where reliability and security are paramount. Originally spun out of Cornell University, GrammaTech is now a leading research center for software security, and a commercial vendor of software-assurance tools and advanced cyber-security solutions. With both static and dynamic analysis tools that analyze source code as well as binary executables, GrammaTech continues to advance the science of superior software analysis, providing technology for developers to produce safer software. For more information, visit www.grammatech.com or follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/grammatech

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GrammaTech, Inc.
Rodney Fleming
Esty Street 531
14850 Ithaca, NY
Phone: +1-607-273-7340
E-Mail: sales@grammatech.com
Url: http://www.grammatech.com

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