Archive for the ‘Network’ Category

Promotion: Belkin Accessories on 2.2 on Lazada and Shopee

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

Here are some handpicked Belkin accessories from the 2.2 online sales to kick-start the year with.

Of note are the surge protection strips and outlets to protect your high value electronic gadgets.

Of note are the surge protection strips and outlets to protect your high value electronic gadgets.

The Belkin official online stores on Lazada and Shopee are running up to 67% off on more selected products during the 2.2 promo period (2 – 4 February).

Below are 2.2 discounts for selected Belkin’s chargers and accessories.

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Promotion: Marvel-Themed Accessories for Belkin Accessories

Monday, January 29th, 2024

There is a promotion that Belkin is running with some of its retail partners for the Marvel/Disney-themed accessories which the company has launched as part of its 41st anniversary celebrations.

Amongst the five themes available, my favourite theme is the Marvel-themed designs.

Amongst the five themes available, my favourite theme is the Marvel-themed designs.

From 29 January to 18 February 2024, purchase S$100 & above of Belkin Marvel (or Belkin Disney Collection) products to redeem a free Disney (or Marvel) limited edition gift box.

Redeem the limited edition gift box at retail partners’ selected stores, while stocks last.

More details below on the Belkin accessories (and their prices) available in these Marvel/Disney-themed designs.

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Tech Focus – How Non-Terrestrial Networks Boost 5G Mobile

Friday, January 26th, 2024

5G Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTN) are on the verge of dramatically improving global connectivity. Dylan MGrath from Keysight Technologies shares his enthusiasm for 5G NTNs and their powerful use-cases for broadband and IoT applications.

How do non-terrestrial networks boost mobile networks?

How do non-terrestrial networks boost mobile networks?

Patchy coverage, dropped calls, voice distortions, and inconsistent data speeds are some common problems with current 4G and 5G networks.

Some of these issues are due to the inherent problems of terrestrial networks.

About the Author: Dylan McGrath is the industry solutions manager for 5G at Keysight Technologies. Prior to joining Keysight, Dylan spent more than 20 years in technology journalism and marketing. He spent more than 10 years as an editor at EE Times, including several years as editor-in-chief of the 50-year-old electronics industry trade publication. His career has also included stints at Electronic News, IHS Markit, and the Hoffman Agency.

About the Author: Dylan McGrath is the industry solutions manager for 5G at Keysight Technologies. Prior to joining Keysight, Dylan spent more than 20 years in technology journalism and marketing. He spent more than 10 years as an editor at EE Times, including several years as editor-in-chief of the 50-year-old electronics industry trade publication. His career has also included stints at Electronic News, IHS Markit, and the Hoffman Agency.

Non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) can not only alleviate these problems but also potentially expand 5G coverage to the entire planet.

While NTN technologies use satellite systems or airborne platforms to provide telecommunication services in remote areas that are impractical for traditional terrestrial networks, a drawback of current NTNs is that they’re incompatible with traditional terrestrial networks.

For example, SpaceX’s Starlink is an NTN that provides internet access to millions of users around the world through its satellite constellation.

But even if users have smartphones and tablets equipped with perfectly capable radio transceivers, they still need an additional gateway device for Starlink internet access.

Fortunately, the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the organisation that creates mobile communication standards, is addressing this incompatibility by bringing the NTN ecosystem under the umbrella of the 5G standards.

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Tech Focus: Non-Terrestrial Networks and the Era of Democratised Connectivity

Monday, September 18th, 2023

Dylan McGrath from Keysight Technologies shares how non-terrestrial networks (NTN) represent an exciting new frontier in communications because they extend the reach of 5G into regions lacking terrestrial infrastructure.

NTNs use both satellites and high-altitude platforms such as balloons, airships and pilotless aerial systems in the stratosphere to ensure coverage and reliability in virtually any scenario. Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

NTNs use both satellites and high-altitude platforms such as balloons, airships and pilotless aerial systems in the stratosphere to ensure coverage and reliability in virtually any scenario. Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

Decreased costs and new capabilities in terrestrial 5G are combining to make NTNs increasingly viable, ushering in a new era of true global connectivity and a space-based IoT that will permanently change our perception of communication.

3GPP’s 5G standards recognise NTNs as a part of the 5G connectivity infrastructure.

One of the network’s chief benefits is multi-connectivity, as users connect through both terrestrial and satellite links, with the former handling low-latency traffic and satellites reserved for high-latency traffic.

There are a multitude of fascinating use cases to explore here, including the following.

  1. Augmentation of terrestrial networks
  2. Whole-world connectivity
  3. Remote pipeline monitoring
  4. Image Intelligence

1. Augmentation of terrestrial networks

5G NTNs will fill gaps in cellular coverage, allowing operators to enhance the latter without driving up costs.

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Event: Acer Announces Swift Edge 16 & Predator Triton 16 Laptops and Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router at Computex in Taiwan.

Friday, May 26th, 2023

Acer announced the launch of the Swift Edge 16 laptop, Predator Triton 16 laptop, and its first eco-friendly Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router at this year’s Computex, Taiwan’s biggest computing event.

From Left: The new Swift Edge 16 laptop, Wi-Fi6E Mesh Router, and Predator Triton 16 laptop from Acer.

From Left: The new Swift Edge 16 laptop, Wi-Fi6E Mesh Router, and Predator Triton 16 laptop from Acer.

The new Acer Swift Edge 16 laptop helps on-the-go professionals maximise their productivity and creativity demands by combining performance and durability in a lightweight laptop.

Comes with an ultra-thin (12.95mm) and light (1.23kg) magnesium alloy chassis.

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Review: Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

#tech4travel: When I’m on road or go on vacation, the most important laptop accessory I bring along is the Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter, which expands the limited connectivity options on the ultraportable laptop that I bring along.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter is a must-have accessory for my ultraportable laptop when I’m on vacation and on the road.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter is a must-have accessory for my ultraportable laptop when I’m on vacation and on the road.

For full connectivity on my Work From Home workspace, the centerpiece is my Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock, which provides full compatibility and connectivity for my laptop to other devices and peripherals, including those using legacy ports such as VGA ports.

When I go on vacation, or present at clients’ offices, I usually bring an ultraportable laptop which has a limited number of physical ports for the sake of compactness.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter has an RRP of S$109 in Singapore.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 7-in-1 Multiport Hub Adapter has an RRP of S$109 in Singapore.

There are actually some ultraportable laptops out there that have a sum total of ONE USB-C port!

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#t4tWFH Review: Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock

Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

#t4tWorkFromHome: One of the most important accessories on my Work From Home setup is the Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock, because it turns my laptop into a well-connected workstation.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock is the connection central for my Work-From-Home setup.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock is the connection central for my Work-From-Home setup.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock enables me to connect my laptop to a whole host of other devices and peripherals without having to worry about a shortage of ports on my laptop, especially when using an ultraportable laptop which usually suffers from a dearth of ports.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock has an RRP of S$149 in Singapore.

The Belkin Connect USB-C 11-in-1 Multiport Dock has an RRP of S$149 in Singapore.

The 11-in-1 Multiport Dock also allows my laptop to connect to other devices when the laptop does not have the correct port (e.g HDMI or Ethernet ports) or the connected device still uses legacy ports (eg. VGA video port).

This can come in useful when going to a new presentation venue and you’re not sure what kind of devices (and connectors) the venue uses.

So on my workspace at home, my laptop is connected to an external monitor via the HDMI port on the 11-in-1 Multiport Dock.

My ultraportable doesn’t have an HDMI port so the dock is a godsend in hooking up my ultraportable to the 4K monitor.

The 11-in-1 Multiport Dock also has DisplayPort and VGA video ports as well.

For power, the Multiport Dock supports pass-through charging up to 100W.

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Promotion: Belkin Travel Accessories & Gifts for Black Friday

Friday, November 25th, 2022

It’s Black Friday today and the beginning of the BFCM (Black Friday Cyber Monday) long weekend of sales.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers on Lazada and Shopee for the Black Friday Cyber Monday sale. Here’s my favourite gadget for #t4tWorkFromHome.

Check out discounts for Belkin’s chargers on Lazada and Shopee for the Black Friday Cyber Monday sale. Here’s my favourite gadget for #t4tWorkFromHome.

Here’s a chance to grab some handy accessories for the year-end travel season and presents for Christmas.

Belkin is offering its range of chargers and audio gadgets for those traveling or looking for a gift for Christmas.

Below are BFCM discounts for Belkin’s chargers and audio products.

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