by newerapr | Jul 27, 2022 | Press Release
a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and network edge solutions, today announced its all-new line
of SolidWAN system-level solutions
for software-defined wide area networks and network security applications. Available in different form factors, with different wired and wireless networking configuration options, SolidWAN
networking solutions are ideal for home office use, SMB and enterprise applications and deployment at the network’s edge.
“Businesses across the world are evolving their network infrastructure to take advantage of the vast flexibility, security, and cost-saving benefits of software-defined networking,” said Mordi Blaunstein, VP Marketing and Sales at SolidRun. “However, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to network hardware. This is especially true when connecting today’s distributed workforce. With that in mind, we created our game changing SolidWAN line, which makes software-defined networking more affordable and easily deployable to home offices, branch offices, data centers and more.”
SolidWAN network hardware solutions are optimized for software-defined networking applications and provide direct connectivity of network ports to the CPU. This direct connection allows all network traffic to be managed by software, which not only guarantees the highest security and best possible quality of service, but also makes upgrading network hardware, deploying updates and establishing new network services fast and easy. The embedded Layerscape® LX2 SoCs from NXP® Semiconductors offer advanced data path acceleration optimized for L2/3 packet processing, security offload and robust traffic management and quality of service.
“The future of network management is software based, and NXP has created the powerful Layerscape LX2160A and LX2162A processors with this in mind,” said Toby Foster, senior product marketing manager at NXP. “SolidRun’s SolidWAN networking solutions take full advantage of our LX2 line of processor’s 16 powerful cores, numerous SerDes lanes, security acceleration, and data compression engine to produce cost-effective and compact hardware that can be configured to serve any number of enterprise and edge processing network functions, while helping to reduce latency, enhancing security, and improving resiliency.”
For Home Offices and SMBs
The SolidWAN LX2162A is a small form factor network solution that takes full advantage of the robust performance and security features embedded into the LX2162A SoC from NXP. Utilizing SolidRun’s LX2-Lite system-on-module as the foundation for this compact system, the SolidWAN LX2162A efficiently addresses SMB and local branch office needs with outstanding performance and security. Engineered with a wide array of wired and wireless software-defined networking connection options, including eight dedicated GbE RJ45 ports, two 25GbE SFP and two 10GbE dedicated SFP interfaces, and optional GbE RJ45 management port, LTE and Wi-Fi options, this unit offers maximum site installation flexibility while maintaining a compact, desktop-friendly footprint and low price point.
SolidRun also offers fanless small form factor SD-WAN platforms with quad-core processors and 1GbE/2.5GbE/10GbE software-defined dedicated Ethernet ports to address the home-office, remote-workers, and Industrial locations the need high security and high-performance network services.
For Enterprise and Edge
For the most advanced enterprise and edge data center applications, the SolidWAN Dual LX2160A network solution boasts 32-core processing performance for advanced network security and accelerated data routing capabilities. With two SolidRunLX2160A COM Express 7 modules serving as the system’s foundation, each packing a 16-core NXP LX2160A SoC, up to 32GB of DDR4, up to 64GB of embedded eMMC, this SD-Wan- and software-defined network security-targeted system supports up to 24 dedicated high-speed Ethernet connections (12 10GbE SFP+ and 12 1GbE SFP interfaces). This system is also equipped with a 2x100GbE OCP3.0 Dual Host NIC which features two dedicated 100GbE QSFP28 interfaces. What’s more surprising than the number of dedicated high-speed connections this system supports is its size. Thanks to the purpose-built, network-focused design of the SoCs used and the thermal efficiency of Arm processors, SolidRun was able to engineer this system to fit within a standard 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
For less intense applications, SolidRun offers a SolidWAN Single LX2160A network solution that features a single NXP LX2160A SoC and supports up to 16 high-speed Ethernet connections (8 10GbE SFP+ and 8 1GbE SFP interfaces). This system is equipped with 4x10GbE OCP3.0 NIC which features four dedicated SFP+ interfaces. Like the SolidWAN Dual LX2160A, this system also features a compact 1U rack-mountable enclosure.
As with many SolidRun network hardware solutions, the SolidWAN family of products offers SKUs that support a wide range of deployment environments and can be pre-configured for commercial applications where environmental conditions range between 0°C to 70°C, or for more extreme industrial applications where conditions range between -40°C to 75°C.
SolidWAN products are compatible with Linux-based SDN software applications, including DPDK, which provides data plane libraries and network interface controller polling-mode drivers for offloading TCP packet processing from the operating system kernel to processes running in user space. SolidRun has also partnered with several software developers to offer full SD-WAN and security service software to customers.
by newerapr | Jul 19, 2022 | Press Release
After achieving temperatures greater than 75 million degrees Celsius and demonstrating unmatched real-time control of plasma with its state-of-the-art fusion research reactor, Norman, TAE Technologies today announced that it has secured strategic and institutional investments to fund the construction of its next research reactor, Copernicus.
As the world leader in hydrogen-boron fusion research, TAE’s non-radioactive approach represents the fastest, most practical, and economically competitive solution to bring abundant carbon-free energy to the grid. TAE’s Copernicus reactor, which will be constructed in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Irvine, Calif., is designed to demonstrate the viability of achieving net energy generation with TAE’s advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC) – the penultimate step on TAE’s path to commercialize clean fusion power.
TAE’s fifth-generation reactor, Norman, was unveiled in 2017 and was designed to keep plasma stable at 30 million degrees Celsius. After five years of experiments to optimize Norman’s capabilities, the machine has proven capable of sustaining stable plasma at more than 75 million degrees Celsius, 250% higher than its original goal.
With a track record of over-delivering on milestones and performance capacity, TAE has attracted the support of visionary investors and to date has raised a total of $1.2 billion for its commercial fusion development. In its recently closed Series G-2 financing round, TAE secured $250 million from investors in the energy, technology, and engineering sectors to support the company’s mission to deliver a long-term solution to rapidly growing electricity demand while providing global energy independence and security. TAE‘s safe, non-radioactive approach avoids carbon and particulate emissions, mitigating any impact on the environment or climate change.
Chevron, Google, Reimagined Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas, and TIFF Investment Management are among the company’s most recent investors, along with a large U.S. West coast based mutual fund manager and a big U.S. pension fund. Goldman Sachs served as the exclusive financial advisor in connection with the Series G-2 financing round.
“The caliber and interest of our investors validates our significant technical progress and supports our goal to begin commercialization of fusion by the end of this decade,” said Michl Binderbauer, CEO of TAE Technologies. “Global electricity demand is growing exponentially, and we have a moral obligation to do our utmost to develop a baseload power solution that is safe, carbon-free, and economically viable.”
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) is TAE’s first investor from Japan, and will become a partner in deploying commercial power and other fusion-derived technologies to the Asia-Pacific market. SCOA, the largest subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, the Tokyo-based Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company, has signed a commercial collaboration agreement to pursue TAE-based technologies in Japan and Asia.
“We look forward to being a partner in bringing TAE’s clean energy solutions to the APAC market, which will be paramount to sustaining local economies without impacting our planet,” said Sandro Hasegawa, General Manager, Energy Innovation Initiative Americas at SCOA. “We are pleased to support TAE’s groundbreaking fusion technology to create safe, sustainable energy sources across multiple industries and applications.”
continues to be an exceptional computational AI and machine learning partner for TAE
. With a collaboration that began in 2014, Google’s investment follows the success of the jointly developed Optometrist Algorithm
, which deploys Google’s machine learning to optimize the operation of TAE
’s research reactor
s, substantially advancing the rate of progress and ultimate performance achieved. Programmatic steps that used to take well over a month can now be achieved within one day. In addition, the companies have developed breakthrough capabilities in holistically post-processing and integrating a large set of independent diagnostic measurements to produce high fidelity insights into experimental data at record-breaking scale
Reimagined Ventures also joined this round as part of its mission to invest in visionaries who are solving some of society’s biggest challenges. “Limitless zero-carbon clean energy is no longer a pipe dream – it’s a future within reach thanks to TAE Technologies’ incredible scientific advancements,” said Jack Litowitz, Director of Strategic Investments at Reimagined Ventures. “Few challenges are as complex as replicating the sun’s energy generation process. The number of sectors and lives that TAE’s industry-leading work could positively impact is immeasurable. We’re proud to invest in Michl and his team as we believe they’re best positioned to forever alter the energy grid and democratize access to renewable fusion-based power for all.”Chevron invested in TAE through its Technology Ventures unit, dedicated to energy innovation. “TAE – and fusion technology as a whole – has the potential to be a scalable source of no-carbon energy generation and a key enabler of grid stability as renewables become a greater portion of the energy mix,” said Jim Gable, Vice President, Innovation and President of Chevron Technology Ventures.
TIFF Investment Management Chief Investment Officer Jay Willoughby stated “Opportunities to back extraordinarily talented teams who can change the world do not come around often. The progress TAE has demonstrated and continues to make on the road to safe, clean, commercial fusion power is unique and something we all need.”
THE TAE DIFFERENCE
What sets TAE apart from other fusion efforts is the company’s proprietary advanced beam-driven field-reversed configuration (FRC), a combination of plasma physics and accelerator physics, developed to integrate into the grid with TAE’s preferred fuel source, hydrogen-boron, also known as proton-boron or p-B11.
is committed to non-radioactive hydrogen-boron both for its abundance – in excess of 100,000 years supply globally – and because it is the cleanest, safest, most economical terrestrial fuel cycle for fusion
, with no geopolitical concerns or proliferation risks. The company has worked toward delivering cost-competitive, environmentally benign hydrogen-boron fusion
since its founding in 1998. Now, thanks to its proven money-by-milestone success and steady scientific progress, TAE
is on the cusp of achieving that goal. (See www.tae.com/history
“Through successful training of Norman’s state-of-the-art control system, paired with proprietary power management technology and extensive optimization of our machine learning algorithms, we have achieved a scale of control at an unparalleled level of integrated complexity,” said Binderbauer. “Our long-standing expertise in fusion, together with seminal advances in design and operational mastery, are paying off handsomely as we progress toward delivering an inexhaustible clean energy source that has the capacity to transform the human experience and sustain future generations.”
About TAE Technologies
(pronounced T-A-E) was founded in 1998 to develop commercial fusion
power with the cleanest environmental profile. The company’s pioneering work represents the fastest, most practical, and economically competitive solution to bring abundant clean energy to the grid. With over 1,800 patents filed globally and over 1,100 granted, $1.2 billion in private capital raised, five generations of National Laboratory-scale devices built and two more in development, and an experienced team of over 400 employees, TAE
is now on the cusp of delivering this transformational energy source capable of sustaining the planet for thousands of years.
The company’s revolutionary technologies have produced a robust portfolio of commercial innovations in large adjacent markets such as power management, energy storage, electric mobility, fast charging, life sciences, and more. TAE is based in California, and maintains international offices in the UK and Switzerland. Multidisciplinary and mission-driven by nature, TAE is leveraging proprietary science and engineering to create a bright future.
by newerapr | Jul 12, 2022 | Press Release
Monolith, the high-end audio brand from Mono\price, today announced the addition of two new in-wall home theater speaker solutions that have been THX® Certified to ensure listeners experience sound that is incredibly dynamic, detailed and immersive.
“Whether it’s for a full-featured home theater room, or an apartment living room, we have Monolith speakers that are sure to provide an optimal home cinema listening experience in rooms of all sizes,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith Business Unit Manager, Monoprice. “Engineered to the highest quality standards, these new THX Certified in-wall speakers, as with all Monolith products, deliver uncompromising performance without sacrificing on the value Monoprice products are known for.”
THX Certified Select In-Wall Speakers – Available immediately
When it comes to building the ultimate home theater, speakers are one of the most important investments to ensure sound is reproduced exactly as the audio engineers intended. Monolith’s new THX® Certified Select and THX® Certified Ultra in-wall speakers were meticulously engineered to ensure every seat in the room receives the best possible audio experience.
Monolith THX–275IW THX Certified Select In–Wall Speakers ($349.99 MSRP) feature a premium, high-excursion 6.5-inch woofer, 50mm silk dome midrange driver and 25mm silk dome tweeter that combined deliver precise detail and the absolute best home theater dynamics. The 6.5″ high excursion woofer features a long fiber pulp cone, NBR surround, and is designed with a shorting ring to minimize distortion, while the midrange driver operates in the 550Hz to 3.1kHz range to improve overall power handling, lower distortion and improve polar response.
For larger rooms, Monolith THX-465IW THX Certified Ultra 3-Way In-Wall Speakers ($699.99 MSRP) upsize the THX-275IW by adding three more premium, high-excursion 6.5-inch woofers to the mix (for a total of four). Combined with a 50mm silk dome midrange driver and 25mm silk dome tweeter, these speakers deliver massive full-range sound that’s accurate and perfectly balanced. Since these speakers feature more woofers, the midrange driver of this speaker operates in the 750Hz to 3.4kHz range to ensure a perfectly flat response, minimal distortion, and a higher SPL.
These new Monolith THX Certified in-wall speaker options are further refined by carefully selected fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley crossover network acoustic filters. These sophisticated crossovers minimize sonic frequency overlap, reduce distortion, and are an excellent choice to minimize off-axis response errors near the crossover frequency. The heavy-duty dog-ear mounting system makes installation a breeze, while the magnetically detachable, powder-coated grille can be painted to match any room’s decor. Monoprice backs these Monolith in-wall speakers with a three-year warranty and a 30-day no questions asked money-back guarantee.
“When a speaker earns THX Certification, you can be sure that it will deliver an ideal home theater listening experience,” said Steve Martz, global head of THX Certification, THX Ltd. “The Monolith line of premium audio products from Monoprice is robust with THX Certified options. These new Monolith in-wall speakers follow suit and meet the strict THX performance and listening standards, giving customers even more excellent speaker options to consider for their living rooms and home theaters.”
All Monolith™ THX® Certified in–wall and in–room speakers utilize the same drivers and crossover components, allowing speakers to be mixed and matched to suit any room. Mixing Monolith in–wall and in-room speakers for the left, center, right and rear channels will remain timbre matched across the Monolith THX family. For the ultimate listening experience, Monolith THX Certified speakers should be paired with a powerful Monolith THX Certified subwoofer.