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Alpheus Communications Opens New Dallas-Based Office

By admin, July 17, 2012 8:19 pm

This week, the management of Alpheus Communications?(News – Alert) has announced the opening of a new office in the Dallas metro area. The company – for those of you who are not familiar with them – describes its services and the expansion in the following terms:?

“Since 2000, America’s largest telecom carriers have relied on Alpheus’ fiber network to serve their Texas customers, and Alpheus is now offering the same carrier-grade, low-latency services directly to businesses. The strong DFW economy and thriving business community is driving the fast-growing need for high-quality networking solutions in North Texas. With a fully redundant and resilient core fiber network, Alpheus’ newly added enterprise services includes Metro Ethernet, MPLS, E-LAN and business-class voice services. All Alpheus services provide the performance and uptime guarantee required for mission-critical data, voice and video traffic. Alpheus’ multiple data centers with scalable connectivity to its fiber network and SSAE-16 compliant platform give businesses the secured, scalable and redundant infrastructure for disaster recovery and business continuity applications.”

While the company seems to have a handle on what businesses need, there is a real difference in the needs of businesses and the needs of consumers, so this expansion is a little bit of a stretch for the organization. The company appointed Justin Shively as division manager for the new Dallas office. In the release, put out by Layne Levine, senior vice president, enterprise and channel sales, for Alpheus Communications, the following was said about the appointment, “Justin has a proven track record in our industry, and he will be an extremely valuable asset to Alpheus’ aggressive growth strategy. Not only does Alpheus have the high-quality, high-capacity fiber network and metro reach that businesses are looking for, we are agile and responsive to our customers’ needs. We are a Texas company focused on serving Texas businesses.”?

Will the venture be a success? In the end, only time will tell.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.7 Supports 100-Mbps VDSL

By admin, June 4, 2012 6:06 pm

ASSIA DSL Expresse 2.7, a new version of the company’s software for optimizing the performance of DSL networks, is seen as a major first step toward allowing service providers to use fixed networks. These networks support networks offering access at 100 megabits per second using vectored very-high-bitrate digital subscriber line (VDSL) services, expected to see accelerated deployments in 2012 and 2013.

ASSIA Expresse 2.7 is the first product to offer advanced network management software for multi-tenant environments, where carriers must, or want to offer wholesale customers unbundled loops.

The latest version of the software includes support for identifying noise and interference issues that are more challenging compared to slower-speed DSL versions, helping service providers better identify issues that are dynamic, and vary by time of day, seasons of the year and subscriber behavior.

A recurring problem is “missing microfilters,” and the software allows for the detection of those conditions.

The latest version 2.7 also allows service providers to optimize performance, line by line, for latency performance, speed or throughput over time. Additional support for real-time optimization is also a new feature, according to Jerome Joanny, ASSIA senior director.

Although much of the demand can be expected to come from service providers in Europe and Latin America, higher-speed VDSL will likely be an important tool for North American operators, as many executives believe the business case for additional fiber-to-home or fiber-to-neighborhood upgrades is difficult.

That means a continuing reliance on faster copper-based access.

DSL and next-generation VDSL boast 70 percent of the consumer broadband line market share worldwide, according to Point Topic.

DSL and VDSL also added a whopping 50 million lines from Q3 2010 through Q3 2011, while cable and fiber to the home (FTTH) increased by only 10 million and three million lines, respectively.

The promise of FTTH is still largely a promise, with only 2.5 percent of access lines worldwide, due to the high cost of deploying fiber, according to Steve Timmerman, ASSIA SVP.

Wideband telco services subscribers are forecast to rise to 281 million in 2014, expanding at 30.9 percent per year from 73 million in 2009. ADSL subscribers will grow at only 8.4 percent per year during the same period, reaching 458 million in 2014, up from 305 million in 2009, a 2010 forecast by iSuppli Corp. suggests.

More recently, iSuppli has suggested that VDSL deployments might represent about six percent of new installations. Among technologies, asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) continues to account for more than half of all net additions in the world with 51 percent share, driven by demand in developing regions, particularly China and Latin America, iSuppli says.

The combined market share of fiber technologies came in second with about 34 percent of the market, followed by cable modems at nine ?percent and VDSL at six percent.?

Edited by Braden Becker

Nexans Receives CSA International Certification for Cables Made with DOW ENDURANCE(TM) HFDC-4202

By admin, May 10, 2012 2:20 pm

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Four separate cable insulation systems compliant with CSA Standard C68.5

Houston, Texas and Markham, Ontario – May 10, 2012 – Dow Inside alliance partners, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T), and Nexans’ Energy Cable division in North America, are happy to announce the achievement of CSA International certification for power cables manufactured by Nexans using Dow E&T’s advanced performance TR-XLPE, DOW ENDURANCE™ HFDC-4202.

The certification covers four separate cable insulation systems for medium voltage (MV) power distribution cables rated for 15kV to 46kV with an operating temperature range of 90?C to -40?C. Compliance with the CSA C68.5 requirements reinforces the benefit to utilities of specifying cables that meet high performance standards.

“The Dow Inside alliance initiative was specifically developed to emphasize the importance of combining quality materials with quality manufacturing to produce cables that meet or exceed industry standards for long service life and reliability,” said Jim Rosborough, Commercial Director of Dow E&T, North America. “This CSA certification is yet another proof point for what great collaboration can achieve.”

“Our industry demands solutions that extend the life of the power system and demonstrate consistent reliability over time,” added Dave Hawker, Vice President and General Manager, Nexans’ Energy Cable division in North America. “Achieving CSA clearly exhibits our commitment to using the best materials to produce quality cables that will support utilities for years to come.”

As Dow Inside alliance partners, the intent of Nexans and Dow is to reduce the total life cycle cost of cable ownership for their end use customers while responding to the constantly evolving system requirements of the power transmission and distribution industry. Cables manufactured with DOW ENDURANCE™ HFDC-4202 will further reinforce the proven track record of TR-XLPE materials for long-life, reliable MV cables.

About Dow Electrical & Telecommunications
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit in the Performance Plastics Division of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions and knowledge that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow Electrical & Telecommunications works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to help develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come. For more information, visit dow.com/electrical.

About Dow
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.

About Nexans
With energy at the basis of its development, Nexans, worldwide expert in the cable industry, offers an extensive range of cables and cabling solutions. The Group is a global player in the energy transmission and distribution, industry and building markets. Nexans addresses a wide series of market segments: from energy and telecom networks to energy resources (wind turbines, photovoltaic, oil and gas or mining…) to transportation (shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive and automation, railways…). Nexans is a responsible industrial company that regards sustainable development as integral to its global and operational strategy. Continuous innovation in products, solutions and services, employee development and commitment, customer orientation and the introduction of safe industrial processes with limited environmental impact are among the key initiatives that place Nexans at the core of a sustainable future. With an industrial presence in 40 countries and commercial activities worldwide, Nexans employs 25,000 people and had sales in 2011 of 7 billion euros. Nexans is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris, compartment A.
For more information, please consult: nexans.com or nexans.mobi

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Source: Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

GlobeNet Announces the Completion of MEF Services Certification Process

By admin, April 18, 2012 3:42 pm

In 2005, the MEF (News – Alert) Certification Program was launched as part of a mission to improve the worldwide adoption of Carrier Ethernet. With the help of a strict series of tests based on MEF approved Test Suites, the program verifies compliance of vendor equipment and service provider services to MEF technical specifications. Expanding as further technical specifications are developed, the program tracks areas of critical interest to members of the MEF.

Recently, GlobeNet, a provider of submarine capacity, announced that it has received its MEF certification. According to the company, this process verifies the compliance and the performance of GlobeNet’s Carrier Ethernet product portfolio.

GlobeNet has been offering standardized services with reliable levels of performance and the company claims that this certification only proves its commitment to this cause. The company received the certification after several weeks of rigorous planning and testing, and it was concluded with the successful certification of its EPL (Ethernet Private Line), EVPL (Ethernet Virtual Private Line), and E-LAN (Ethernet LAN) services.

“MEF Certification allows GlobeNet’s Carrier Ethernet portfolio to meet the most stringent industry standards,” stated Erick W. Police said 19-year-old Travis Daring was meeting with his probation officer on Thursday in Stroudsburg when he was asked to take a pass drug test urine .. Contag, chief operating officer of GlobeNet. “Through the recent enhancements to our Ethernet services, we have prepared our product line to meet the high level of service availability customers and the MEF require. GlobeNet’s continuous commitment to meeting customers’ evolving needs while remaining competitive in the marketplace is demonstrated through our MEF compliance and official certification.”

In other news, GlobeNet and TE SubCom recently announced that construction commenced for the replacement of GlobeNet’s Segment 5 (formerly BUS-1) subsea cable system. The new segment will be approximately 1,350 km in length and will have a total design capacity of 30 Terabits per second. Segment 5 is an integral component of GlobeNet’s dual-ring subsea cable system linking Bermuda, Brazil, the United States and Venezuela.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications advances the performance of TR-XLPE for MV cables

By admin, March 26, 2012 5:32 pm

Monday, Mar 26, 2012

Horgen, Switzerland – March 26, 2012 – Dow Electrical & Telecommunications (Dow E&T) has made a small but powerful change in the formulation of its market-leading tree- retardant crosslinked polyethylene (TR-XLPE) for medium voltage (MV) power cable insulation. This change will enable an enhanced level of performance for underground (UG) cable manufacturers, installers and utilities. DOW ENDURANCEâ„¢ HFDC-4202 EC offers:

Expected longer life than existing TR-XLPE products

Improved performance in wet UG operations through enhanced tree-retardant technology

Reduced strip force, with Dow E&T insulation shields, allowing for easier and cleaner termination and splicing of cable during installation

Improved manufacturing robustness which ensures improved cable quality

Ability for continuous operations at 105°C cable rating, with Dow E&T
semiconductive shields

“Over time we’ve demonstrated that proper material selection is critical to the performance of the cable in field applications,” said Nathan Jeppson, Global Power Platform Leader, Dow E&T. “Equally important is high-quality cable manufacturing. As part of our Dow Inside program, we’ve worked closely with select cable manufacturers during the one-year ICEA S-94 cable qualifications that are now complete. Based upon these results, we are confident that DOW ENDURANCE HFDC-4202 EC delivers excellent performance.”

DOW ENDURANCE HFDC 4202 EC is also undergoing testing according to the European CENELEC HD 620 specification and is expected to meet the highest requirements of the long term wet aging test. More information can be found in a product specification sheet – “Enhanced Performance TR-XLPE for MV Cables” – available online at dow.com/electrical.

Source: DOW

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications to Exhibit at IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition

By admin, March 22, 2012 9:01 am

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012

Visit us at Booth #4042 to find out more

about our technology and materials solutions

Houston, TX – March 22, 2012 – Dow Electrical & Telecommunications will participate at IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition, May 7-10 in Orlando, FL. The organization will have experts on hand to talk about:

·         Commercialization of its advanced performance MV TR-XLPE compound – DOW ENDURANCEâ„¢ HFDC-4202 EC – that demonstrates increased cable longevity ease of installation, and more robust quality processing.

·         Strengths in HV/EHV offering for underground and submarine cable systems.

·         Significance of growth in the Dow Inside program that boasts an increasing number of licensees around the globe.

·         Investments in asset optimization to ensure continuing product quality and commitment to the power industry.

Visit Dow Electrical & Telecommunications at IEEE PES T&D and Experience the Power of Dow Inside.

About Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit in the Performance Plastics Division

of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions and knowledge that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow E&T works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to help develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come. For more information, visit dow.com/electrical.About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. online casinos . Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.

Source: Dow

Coleman Cable, Inc. Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Financial Results

By admin, March 14, 2012 1:45 pm

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012

WAUKEGAN, Ill., March 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coleman Cable, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCIX) (the “Company,” “Coleman,” “we,” “us,” or “our”), a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products, announced fourth-quarter and full–year 2011 financial results.

Full-Year 2011 Highlights

  • Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.99 per diluted share versus $0.21 for 2010;
  • Adjusted Earnings Per Share (Adjusted EPS) of $1.20 per diluted share, up 73.9 percent versus $0.69 for 2010;
  • Sales increased to $867.4 million, up 23.2 percent compared to 2010.

Fourth-Quarter 2011 Highlights

  • EPS of $0.08 per diluted share for the fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010;
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.07 per diluted share versus $0.12 for the fourth quarter of last year;
  • Sales increased to $206.9 million, up 11.1 percent compared to the fourth quarter of last year.

Outlook

  • For the first quarter of 2012, the Company estimates sales between $210.0 million and $220.0 million and Adjusted EPS between $0.14 and $0.27.

Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Results

Net sales increased 11.1 percent for the fourth quarter of 2011 to $206.9 million versus $186.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2010 driven in part by a 7.6 percent increase in sales volume (measured in total pounds shipped, excluding the Company’s Other segment). Fourth-quarter 2011 Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA were $0.07 per diluted share and $14.1 million, respectively, compared to $0.12 per diluted share and $14.9 million, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Net sales for the year ended December 31, 2011 increased 23.2 percent to $867.4 million versus $703.8 million for the full year of 2010 driven in part by a 5.5 percent increase in sales volume. Full-year 2011 Adjusted EPS and Adjusted EBITDA were $1.20 per diluted share and $78.6 million, respectively, compared to $0.69 per diluted share and $64.0 million, respectively, for 2010.

President and CEO Gary Yetman stated, “We produced strong results for the full year of 2011, including Adjusted EPS growth of nearly 74 percent, driven by sales growth of over 23 percent. In fact, the $78.6 million in Adjusted EBITDA we recorded for 2011 was the highest in the Company’s history.  These strong results were achieved despite the fact that we experienced significant copper price volatility throughout much of 2011, including a sharp decline in copper prices during the fourth quarter, which was a significant factor in our lower sequential quarter profitability. Though volumes remained strong during the fourth quarter and we saw a healthy year-over-year increase in demand, the sharp decline in copper prices in the fourth quarter caused a contraction in the spread between the cost of our products and the prices we were able to charge in the marketplace. Despite the challenges posed by copper volatility and, in particular, its unfavorable impact on our fourth-quarter results, we are very pleased with our overall results for 2011.”

Mr. Yetman concluded, “Looking to 2012, our business should continue to benefit from our expanded product line brought about both by our 2011 acquisitions and the new products we have internally developed and brought to the market over the past two years. We have continued to experience strong demand across our business into early 2012. Commodity prices and their impact on our business, however, remain a concern as further significant fluctuations in copper prices, or in other raw material inputs such as petroleum-based compounds and transportation costs, could impact our profitability. Though these concerns have been reflected in our first-quarter 2012 outlook, we continue to believe the strength and diversification of our customer base and robust product portfolio have us well-positioned heading into 2012.”

On a GAAP basis, the Company recorded earnings of $0.08 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to $0.08 per diluted share last year. Fourth-quarter 2011 results included $1.3 million in proceeds ($0.8 million after tax, or $0.04 per diluted share) for the settlement of an insurance related matter pertaining to an inventory theft that occurred in 2005 at a since closed facility. Additionally, fourth-quarter results for the 2011 and 2010 periods included restructuring charges and share-based compensation expense. All of these items are excluded from the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS results. Please see the discussion of Non-GAAP results below and the attached schedules for a full reconciliation of GAAP results to non-GAAP results.

Webcast

Coleman Cable has scheduled its conference call for Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Central time. Hosting the call will be Gary Yetman, president and CEO, and Richard Burger, executive vice president and CFO. A live broadcast of the Company’s conference call, along with accompanying visuals, will be available on-line through the Company’s Web site at investors.colemancable.com/events.cfm. The webcast will be archived for 90 days.

Non-GAAP Results

In addition to net income determined in accordance with GAAP, we use certain non-GAAP measures in assessing our operating performance. These non-GAAP measures used by management include: (1) EBITDA, which we define as net income before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization expense (”EBITDA”), (2) Adjusted EBITDA, which is our measure of EBITDA adjusted to exclude the impact of certain specifically identified items (”Adjusted EBITDA”), and (3) Adjusted earnings per share, which we calculate as diluted earnings per share adjusted to exclude the estimated per share impact of the same specifically identified items used to calculate Adjusted EBITDA (”Adjusted EPS”). For the periods presented in this report, the specifically identified items include asset impairments, restructuring charges, the gain on available for sale securities recorded in the second quarter of 2011 relative to our investment in TRC at the date of acquisition, acquisition-related costs, the favorable impact of an insurance settlement received in 2011 for a 2005 inventory-related theft, the loss recorded in connection with the extinguishment of our 2012 Senior Notes in 2010, and share-based compensation expense.

We believe both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA serve as appropriate measures to be used in evaluating the performance of our business. We use these measures in the preparation of our annual operating budgets and in determining levels of operating and capital investments. We believe both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA allow us to readily view operating trends, perform analytical comparisons and identify strategies to improve operating performance. The usefulness of both EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as performance measures are limited by the fact that they both exclude the impact of interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and taxes. Due to these limitations, we do not, and you should not, use either EBITDA or Adjusted EBITDA as the only measures of our performance. We also use, and recommend that you consider, net income in accordance with GAAP as a measure of our performance. Finally, other companies may define EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA differently and, as a result, our measure of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA may not be directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA measures of other companies.

Similarly, we believe our use of Adjusted EPS provides an appropriate measure to use in assessing our performance across periods given that this measure provides an adjustment for certain significant items, the magnitude of which may vary significantly from period to period. However, we do not, and do not recommend that you solely use Adjusted EPS to assess our financial and earnings performance. We also use, and recommend that you use, diluted earnings per share in addition to Adjusted EPS in assessing our earnings performance. Finally, other companies may define Adjusted EPS differently and, as a result, our measure of Adjusted EPS may not be directly comparable to Adjusted EPS measures of other companies. casino .

About Coleman Cable, Inc.

Coleman Cable, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and innovator of electrical and electronic wire and cable products for the security, sound, telecommunications, electrical, commercial, industrial, and automotive industries. With extensive design and production capabilities and a long-standing dedication to customer service, Coleman Cable, Inc. is the preferred choice of cable and wire users throughout North America. For more information, visit colemancable.com

The Coleman Cable, Inc. logo is available at globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6583

Various statements included in this release, including those that express a belief, expectation or intention, as well as those that are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements. These statements include those made under “Outlook” and may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “estimates,” “continues,” “could,” “may,” “might,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. In particular, statements about Coleman Cable’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events, financial results, earnings guidance or financial performance contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Coleman Cable has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While Coleman Cable believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. These and other important factors, including those discussed in Coleman Cable’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (available at sec.gov), may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Some of the key factors that could cause actual results to differ from Coleman Cable’s expectations include:

  • fluctuations in the supply or price of copper and other raw materials;
  • increased competition from other wire and cable manufacturers, including foreign manufacturers;
  • pricing pressures causing margins to decrease;
  • our dependence on indebtedness and our ability to satisfy our debt obligations;
  • failure to identify, finance or integrate acquisitions;
  • product liability claims and litigation resulting from the design or manufacture of our products;
  • advancements in wireless technology;
  • impairment charges related to our goodwill and long-lived assets;
  • restructuring charges;
  • changes in the cost of labor or raw materials, including copper, PVC and fuel;
  • disruption in the importation of raw materials and products from foreign-based suppliers;
  • our ability to maintain substantial levels of inventory;
  • increase in exposure to political and economic development, crises, instability, terrorism, civil strife, expropriation, and other risks of doing business in foreign markets;
  • changes in tax legislation relating to our Honduras subsidiary; and
  • other risks and uncertainties, including those described under “Item 1A. Risk Factors.” in Coleman Cable’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

In addition, any forward-looking statements represent Coleman’s views only as of today and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. While Coleman may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if its estimates change and, therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing Coleman’s views as of any date subsequent to today.

Source: Globe Newswire

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications to Exhibit at Wire Dusseldorf 2012

By admin, March 7, 2012 7:14 am

Wednesday, Mar 07, 2012

Visit us in Hall 9, Stand A38 to find out more

about our technology and materials solutions

Horgen, Switzerland – March 6, 2012 – Dow Electrical & Telecommunications will participate at Wire Dusseldorf 2012 in Dusseldorf, Germany – 26-28 March. The organization will have experts on hand to talk about:

·         Commercialization of their new MV TR-XLPE compound – DOW ENDURANCEâ„¢ HFDC-4202 EC – that demonstrates ease of processing, higher operating temperature range and increased cable longevity

·         Strengths in HV/EHV offering for submarine and underground cable systems

·         Significance of growth in the Dow Inside program that boasts an increasing number of licensees around the globe

·         Qualification progress for new radio frequency cable materials for telecommunications market

Visit Dow Electrical & Telecommunications at Wire Dusseldorf and Experience the Power of Dow Inside.

About Dow Electrical & Telecommunications

Dow Electrical & Telecommunications, a business unit in the Performance Plastics Division of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), is a leading global provider of products, technology, solutions and knowledge that sets standards for reliability, longevity, efficiency, ease of installation and protection that the power and telecommunications industries can count on in the transmission, distribution and consumption of power, voice and data. Understanding that collaboration is essential to success, Dow E&T works together with cable makers, other industry suppliers, utilities, municipalities, testing institutes and other organizations around the world to help develop solutions and create mutual value that will sustain these industries for years to come. For more information, visit dow.com/electrical.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2011, Dow had annual sales of $60 billion and employed approximately 52,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 197 sites in 36 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at dow.com.

Source: Dow

Lightwave Logic’s Perkinamine Indigo Helps Overcome Speed Limitations in Optical Computing

By admin, February 13, 2012 5:51 pm

Lightwave Logic, Inc., a start-up technology firm focused on the development of a next generation, non-linear optical polymer materials platform for applications in high speed fiber-optic tele- and data communications, announced the introduction of a new Organic Nonlinear Material called Perkinamine.

A press release revealed that the company is currently engaged in the development of Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) using Perkinamine. The use of this new material can offer a billion-fold improvement to the performances of Spatial Light Modulators, the company claimed. online slots . In other words, taurus horoscope love expects to be invited to the restaurant, but he loses opportunity to talk with a partner in the informal settings and to discuss his future.. On completion of a working prototype, the company will commercialize the technology through a partner network.  

Spatial light modulator is a device that can format information for an optical computer. A Spatial Light Modulator can be considered the heart of an optical computer in the way that a CPU is the core of a digital computer.

In a conference call with shareholders on January 25, 2012, Terry Turpin, Lightwave Logic’s Optical Computing Expert discussed about the many advantages of a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM). Most of the machine intelligence applications like, facial recognition, pattern recognition and speech recognition are based on Spatial Light Modulators. A player can even gain an edge over the casino with card counting..

Perkinamine Indigo, which is being used in the development of SLM, has electro-optical properties (r33) in excess of 250 picometers per volt. Company CEO Jim Marcelli said that the material would place LWLG in the forefront of organic electro-optical technology. The Perkinamine Indigo will allow the companies to design modulator devices that will be able to exceed the performance of existing legacy infrastructure in both telecommunications and data communications markets. 

“The progress of Optical Computing has been limited by legacy liquid crystal display (LCD) technology which while effective, can only refresh at 10 to 30 millisecond intervals. Because of the extremely fast response time of Lightwave Logic’s organic nonlinear optical materials are in the range of a picoseconds (one-billionth of a second versus LCD at 10 to 30-thousands of a second), improvement in performance could be a billion-fold,” Turpin, who is a recognized expert in optical computing said in a statement.

Earlier this year Lightwave Logic appointed Fred J. Leonberger as a senior advisor to the company. Leonberger is currently the principal of EOvation Advisors, a technology and business advisory firm that he founded in 2003. He serves on the Board of Directors of several venture-funded photonics companies and has been a senior advisor at the MIT (News – Alert) Center for Integrated Photonic Systems.

Madhubanti Rudra is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

New CEO for CENIC, California’s High-Performance Research and Education …

By admin, December 16, 2011 9:43 pm

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LA MIRADA, Calif., Dec 16, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC)
currently announced that Louis Fox would be presumption a position of Chief
Executive Officer. Fox will start his duties on Feb 1, 2012.

CENIC is a non-profit house combined in 1996 by California’s
investigate and preparation village in sequence to obtain cost-effective,
high-bandwidth networking to support their missions and answer a needs
of their faculty, staff, and students. Members of CENIC embody the
California K-12 system, all 114 campuses of California’s Community
Colleges, all 23 campuses of a California State University, all 10
campuses of a University of California, and prestigious private
universities including Caltech, USC, Stanford, and others.

CENIC designs, implements, and operates CalREN, a California Research
and Education Network, a high-bandwidth, high-capacity Internet network
specifically designed to accommodate a singular mandate of these communities.
CalREN consists of a 3,000-mile fiber-optic CENIC-operated fortitude to
that schools and other institutions in all 58 of California’s counties
bond around leased circuits performed from telecom carriers or around CENIC
owned fiber-optic cable.

With CalREN fasten California’s investigate and educational
institutions, high-performance partnership can take place in a
fragment of a second — enabling tellurian investigate and collaboration
formerly within a area of scholarship novella interjection to CalREN’s
connectors to identical networks around a world. roulette .

Formerly Associate Vice President of Computing Communications during the
University of Washington, Fox’s credentials includes over 20 years as a
expertise member and director during a University of Washington and,
some-more recently, care roles during Duke University, Internet2, the
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, and a Pacific
Northwest Gigapop. He has worked extensively opposite all sectors of
preparation and with all levels of government, and he has developed
countless partnerships with private zone telecommunications and
record companies in a US and abroad. He succeeds Jim Dolgonas as
Chief Executive Officer, who assimilated CENIC in 2002 and guided the
house to the stream position of tellurian prominence.

“I’m gay that Louis will be fasten CENIC,” pronounced CENIC Board of
Directors Chair David Ernst, Chief Information Officer for the
University of California system. “He brings

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