TAE Technologies Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

TAE Technologies Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing TAE Technologies CEO Michl Binderbauer as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at its Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.

Goldman Sachs selected Binderbauer from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.

TAE was founded to commercialize a completely safe, sustainable, non-radioactive source of carbon-free energy, capable of meeting humanity’s growing energy needs without impacting the environment.

Born in Austria, Binderbauer emigrated to the United States and first joined TAE as Chief Technology Officer in 1998 and was appointed CEO in 2018. Binderbauer is a co-inventor of many of the company’s technological advances in fusion energy, power management, and particle accelerators.

TAE operates on a “money-by-milestone” basis, driven by the work of more than 400 experienced employees. The company has been granted more than 1,100 patents and has developed six generations of National Laboratory-scale devices to deliver fusion power to the grid in the early 2030s.

“I am honored that Goldman Sachs is recognizing TAE’s role in the coming energy transition,” said Binderbauer. “Over the last two decades, TAE has become the industry leader in non-radioactive fusion power and leveraged the company’s innovations in fusion research for commercial spinoffs in power management, energy storage, electric mobility, grid efficiency, and fast charging to form the backbone of an electrified clean energy ecosystem.”

“We’re delighted to recognize Michl as one of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “They have made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields, and all of us are looking forward to meeting with these innovative thinkers.”

In addition to honoring the most exceptional entrepreneurs, the Summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.

About TAE Technologies

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.

SolidRun Unveils SolidNET DPUs – The First Software-Defined DPU for Cloud, Edge and Enterprise Data Centers

SolidRun Unveils SolidNET DPUs – The First Software-Defined DPU for Cloud, Edge and Enterprise Data Centers

SolidRun, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance System on Module (SOM) solutions, Single Board Computers (SBC) and network edge solutions, today announced SolidNET, a line of Arm®-based software-defined data processing unit (DPU) PCIe half-height-half-length (HHHL) cards based on off-the-shelf 16-core NXP LX2162A SoCs. Offering customers full flexibility to implement software-defined networking (SDN), networking security, and acceleration functions based on virtIO, DPDK and NVMe standards, these powerful data center solutions are packed with all the key elements required for next-generation cloud-scale computing.

“With the increasing demand for performance in data centers, securing the infrastructure and scaling performance becomes a major challenge,” said Mordi Blaunstein, VP marketing and sales at SolidRun. “SolidRun’s DPU makes it possible to isolate the servers from the infrastructure on the node level, abstracting the infrastructure based on open standards, thus making it higher performance for about the same cost as a standard smartNIC.”

SolidNET Software-Defined DPUs Fast-Track Next-Gen Cloud Scale Computing

Enabling 100 percent bare-metal and virtualized/containerized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), these robust and flexible DPUs fully off-load the host server CPU’s hypervisor, handing network and NVMe functions to the DPU, creating physical isolation between the server compute resources and infrastructure. This provides vast service offload capabilities, and is perfect for network management, storage, security abstractions to hide advanced topologies from applications, SDN overlays, mesh, NVMeoF, network HSM, virtual private cloud (VPC) and more. With a dedicated DPU, application performance is greatly improved, making SolidNET DPUs an ideal solution for virtualized and bare-metal hosting infrastructure services. Furthermore, with a SolidNET DPU, these functions no longer compete with application workloads for server cores, memory or storage resources, and benefit from improved server security with independent out-of-band management capabilities, secure boot, and root of trust support.

SolidNET Software-Defined DPUs offer flexible integration for a variety of application-level offloading and acceleration functions, like L4 Firewall, DDOS, Bot Detection, API Gateway, etc. This is extremely beneficial when running workloads at the cloud edge to boost efficiency by maximizing the utilization of the host CPU for running the required application/service algorithms, while the DPU executes the basic function per application instructions. For example, DDoS attack filtering can be executed by the DPU per filtering tables built and maintained by the application running on the host server CPU.

SolidNET DPUs are a multi-vendor solution that utilizes off-the-shelf Arm-based SoCs from the industry’s leading chipmakers. This unlocks a wide variety of potential hardware solutions and vendors, and allows SolidRun to support different features and benefits, while keeping hardware costs low. Since complex network services are offloaded to the DPU, customers can further reduce data center costs with the use of more power-efficient data center network infrastructure hardware.

“DPUs provide an effective way to drive more efficient resource utilization and reduce operating costs throughout the data center,” said Imran Yusuf, director of hardware ecosystem, Infrastructure Line of Business, Arm. “Offloading applications that historically ran on server CPUs to high performance and efficient Arm-based CPUs is benefiting a wide range of applications from AI/ML, databases, storage and security tasks, and microservices. SolidRun’s Software-Defined DPUs will provide a streamlined user experience taking advantage of the robust Arm software ecosystem.”

In early testing, customers have found tremendous success using SolidNET DPUs for software-defined networking functions and application-level acceleration, effectively allowing the DPU to operate as a dedicated server within a server. This offers massive benefits for enterprise security acceleration, CDN uPOP acceleration and infrastructure cloud services. With an abundant software ecosystem for the Arm platform, SolidNET DPUs can be fully customized and optimized for the most stringent applications today and in the future – all while sustaining the highest possible performance.

The general-purpose 16-core Arm-based NXP Layerscape LX2162A CPUs powering SolidNET DPUs offer significant computing capabilities, while the PCIe card form factor makes it ideal for upgrading existing cloud, edge, and enterprise data centers servers for SDN applications. Operating separately from the host server, these DPU cards boot to a general-purpose operating system like Linux and offers independent out-of-band management capability. This offers strict security isolation of the hosting system from the cloud network infrastructure (VPC, encryption, storage services, etc.). Other Arm-based SoC options will be announced later.

SolidNET 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 many networking services and functions. For example, TCP segmentation from the operating system kernel to processes running in the DPU user space.

For more information about the new line of SolidNET network hardware solutions from SolidRun, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/arm-servers-networking-platforms/solidnet-dpu/.

For more information about SolidRun, please visit www.solid-run.com. SolidRun is a gold member of the NXP Partner Program. Learn more.

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About SolidRun

SolidRun is a global leading developer of embedded systems and network solutions, focused on a wide range of energy-efficient, powerful, and flexible products. Our innovative compact embedded solutions are based on Arm and x86 architecture and offer a variety of platforms including SOMs (System-on-Module), SBCs (Single Board Computer) and industrial mini-PCs.

SolidRun offers a one-stop-shop for developers and OEMs, providing a complete service from hardware customization to software development, product branding and enclosure design. With a mission to simplify application development while overcoming deployment challenges, SolidRun proudly provides customers faster time-to-market and lower costs.

Hiperwall 8.0 Adds Video Wall Zone Control

Hiperwall 8.0 Adds Video Wall Zone Control

Hiperwall, Inc., a leader in IP-based video wall and signage control solutions, today announced version 8.0 of its powerful, hardware-agnostic video wall control software. One of the most value-adding upgrades to the company’s software to date, Hiperwall 8.0 unlocks extremely powerful features that dramatically improve content integrity, system performance, and content sharing.
Zone Control and Permissions
Ideal for control rooms, HiperZones, a game-changing new feature of Version 8.0, allows video wall administrators to maintain integrity of displayed content by reducing the possibility of unwanted interference by users. HiperZones provides admins the ability to define multiple access-controlled zones on a single video wall – turning one video wall into a group of several smaller video wall regions. This feature is ideal for maintaining order within a control room, especially during mission-critical operations, as it enables only designated operators to access, share content to and manipulate their assigned zone of the video wall. Combined with a HiperOperator license, a user can remotely access and share content to their assigned zone from any Windows PC or tablet. Admins with full permissions can access all regions, move objects between them, and take over the entire wall when necessary.
“Our software-driven AV over IP architecture provides us the freedom to constantly innovate powerful new video wall control features that our customers can easily put to use via a software upgrade,” said Dr. Stephen Jenks, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at Hiperwall. “Version 8.0 of our Hiperwall video wall software will likely prove to be one of the most significant upgrades for customers with mission-critical operations. Our new HiperZones feature adds a powerful layer of user and content management capabilities that keeps displayed information focused while providing admins unprecedented control of their video wall system’s operation.”
Simple, Organized Sharing Between Video Walls
Due to the complex network security requirements, many government agencies, security operations centers and network operations centers have in place, sharing content between multiple video walls can be challenging and compromising to network security integrity. Hiperwall Version 8.0 adds HiperCast Pull, a solution that simplifies HiperCast configurations (HiperCast connects Hiperwall video wall systems no matter where they are in the world), making it capable of sharing content between an organization’s various Hiperwall-powered video walls, without any network or server changes.
“HiperCast Pull was created with direct feedback from several customers. Many large organizations with multiple video walls, often with those walls connected to very high-security networks, need to share content between their various locations. Rather than punch through the network firewall by port-forwarding to each Hiperwall system, we streamlined the process by directing the controllers to pull content from the HiperCast server, reducing security risks and simplifying system and network setup,” Jenks continued.
Users will now find a ‘HiperCast Pull’ button at the bottom of the sources tab. Clicking this button brings up a menu of in-network video walls to connect to, and once connected it users can select which sources they require from all available sources, reducing the clutter of unnecessary content sources in the sources tab.
Enhanced Efficiency for Higher Quality Content
The new HiperSource Streamer+ technology helps video wall users maximize the visualization capabilities of Hiperwall Certified HiperView PCs from Seneca, and modern UHD displays now support seamless output of 4K content at 60 frames per second. Because of the upgraded foundational technology that HiperSource Streamer+ is based on, content streams are more efficient than ever, allowing Hiperwall video walls to support more concurrent content streams from a single HiperSource Streamer PC.
Version 8.0 also rings in HiperView+, a no-cost license upgrade for customers with HiperView PCs equipped with NVIDIA graphics cards. Based on HiperView Quantum technology, the same technology Hiperwall developed for seamless DV-LED video performance across multiple video wall controllers, HiperView+ delivers high-performance content drawing and synchronized video decoding that enhances HiperView PC performance and video playback capabilities. Support for Intel-based graphics is in development.
For more information about Hiperwall video wall control software, please visit www.hiperwall.com. To see if Hiperwall software is right for your organization’s video wall, please send us a note at https://www.hiperwall.com/contact_usrequesting a demo.
About Hiperwall, Inc.
Hiperwall, Inc., a leading company in next-generation video wall systems and distributed visualization software technology, is transforming the industry by eliminating the need for specialized servers, matrix switches, tangled cables and time-consuming training in favor of a solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy on the budget. Hiperwall has eliminated these barriers by developing a software-based video wall system that is completely hardware agnostic, allowing users to deploy systems with nothing more than commonly available PCs, displays and network equipment. For more information, visit www.hiperwall.com.
Monolith THX Certified 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System Unveiled by Monoprice to Rock Your Movies and Games

Monolith THX Certified 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System Unveiled by Monoprice to Rock Your Movies and Games

Monolith, the high-end audio brand from Monoprice, announced today it has released the new M518HT THX® Certified 5.1 Home Theater System – an affordable, small footprint home theater speaker system designed for smaller rooms and gaming systems. Featuring five premium on-wall satellite speakers and an 8-inch powered subwoofer, this system has been THX® Certified Compact to ensure that listeners experience sound that is incredibly dynamic, detailed, and crystal clear to play back audio the way the creator intended it to be enjoyed.

“When it comes to watching movies or playing video games at home, nothing beats having a powerful, great-sounding multi-channel surround sound system. The M518HT 5.1 home theater speaker system expands upon our lineup of previously-announced THX Certified speakers and subwoofers designed for home theater rooms and larger living rooms, and serves as an ideal solution for smaller rooms like bedrooms, game rooms and dens, without compromising the excellence for which our THX CertifiedMonolith products are known,” said Hobie Sechrest, Monolith business unit manager, Monoprice.

Compatible with other quality home theater receivers and amplifiers, the M518HT is a compact system that fills rooms with massive, full-range audio that’s dynamic and immersive. The system includes five full-range satellite speakers, each featuring a high-excursion 4.5-inch concentric driver with an inset 20mm silk dome tweeter and optimized waveguide. Though small-sized, these MDF-encased, precision-tuned cube-shaped speakers deliver a flat frequency response down to 80Hz. They are an ideal fit for many of the home theater systems around the globe due to their minimal footprint and uncompromised performance. Adding to the appeal of this system, each speaker features a keyhole mounting slot and spring-loaded wire terminals, rendering them easy to install.

The MH18HT system also brings big bass to the party, with a compact but powerful 8-inch, down-firing, ported, powered subwoofer. Driven by a strong DSP-tuned 150-watt amplifier, this subwoofer maintains a flat and seamless frequency response down to 30 Hz (-10dB) and was tuned to perfectly balance the satellite speakers. To ensure ideal performance in rooms of all sizes, the subwoofer features three adjustment options for crossover, phase and level, allowing customers to dial in their bass experience. The subwoofer also features three EQ settings for ensuring the best bass response for different room types, with the THX® EQ setting having the lowest distortion and cleanest sound for listeners who want to ensure they take advantage of the THX audiophile prowess.

Backed by a five-year warranty, a 30-day money-back guarantee, Monolith’s proven reputation for excellence, and the THX gold seal of approval, the Monolith M518HT THX Certified 5.1 home theater speaker system delivers a powerful, cinematic listening experience that is expected to impress and inspire movie buffs and gamers alike.

“Maintaining the Monolith brand’s track record for bringing quality audio products to the masses, our engineers rigorously tested and validated new Monolith M518HT 5.1 system for its ability to deliver a truly excellent cinematic listening experience. Having earned THX Certification, customers can be assured this compact system will deliver spectacular performance.,” said Steven P. Martz, vice president, global technology, THX Ltd.

For further information about THX Certification, please visit thx.com. For information about pricing and availability of Monolith THX Certified 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System, please visit https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=41287.

About Monoprice, Inc. (DBA Monoprice.com)
Located in Brea, Calif., Monoprice, Inc. is an e-commerce leader providing thousands of high-quality and affordable electronics and tech products. Maintaining a business philosophy that focuses on the needs of its customers, the company strives to bring simplicity, fairness, and confidence to consumers and businesses shopping for big-ticket electronics and tech accessories. As a one-stop-shop for most consumer electronics needs, Monoprice oversees a variety of house brands that deliver lasting quality, premium specs, and industry-leading performance, including Dark MatterMonolithPure Outdoor, and Indio. For more information about Monoprice, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the Monoprice Blog.


About THX Ltd.

Founded in 1983 by filmmaker George Lucas, THX Ltd. today continues to excel at empowering great entertainment experiences. The company provides innovative new technologies and the assurance of superior audio and visual fidelity that truthfully delivers the artist’s vision. THX offerings go beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems, and live entertainment. Its THX® Spatial Audio and patent-rich THX AAA™ audio technologies, and world-class THX® Certification standards, help THX partners bring premium entertainment enjoyment to market in the cinema, home, and mobile lifestyle electronics. THX Ltd. is an independent subsidiary of Razer. For more information, visit THX.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and follow us on Twitter.


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SolidRun Unveils SolidWAN Line of Software-Defined Edge Network Hardware

SolidRun Unveils SolidWAN Line of Software-Defined Edge Network Hardware

SolidRun, 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.
For more information about the new line of SolidWAN network hardware solutions from SolidRun, please visit https://www.solid-run.com/arm-servers-networking-platforms/solidwan/
For more information about SolidRun, please visit www.solid-run.comSolidRun is a gold member of the NXP Partner Program. Learn more.