Telit Introduces World’s Smallest 450 MHz Module for IoT Applications

first_imgTelit has announced the world’s smallest LTE-M/NB-IoT module for use in the 450 MHz band. The ME310G1-W2 module has been designed for demanding, mission and business critical applications in the field of public safety, smart grids, smart cities or e-health, the new module also provides a smooth upgrade path to LTE for existing CDMA 450 deployments. This LTE-M/NB-IoT module leverages Telit’s expertise in the smart energy market, where it currently has more than 100 customers worldwide.The ME310G1-W2 builds on Telit’s extensive experience in the 450 MHz band, including as the supplier for the world’s largest CDMA 450 smart meter deployment and as a member of the 450 MHz Alliance. The 3GPP Release 14 Cat M1/NB2 module features a Power Saving Mode (PSM) and extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX) to maximize battery life, a key requirement for a wide range of IoT applications. The ME310G1-W2 also supports LTE-M and NB-IoT enhanced coverage modes, that together with the superior propagation characteristics of the 450 MHz frequency band, make it a good choice to ensure reliable connectivity to smart meters and sensors in the hard to reach locations deep inside buildings. The ME310G1-W2 not only supports 450 MHz but also the other common LTE bands used in Europe, to provide seamless roaming between private and public mobile networks.As a member of Telit’s xE310 family, the ME310G1-W2 enables OEMs, integrators and IoT device vendors to leverage their existing designs as they expand into the 450 MHz market or as they migrate their CDMA 450 products to LTE 450. The xE310 heritage also allows for global frequency coverage and the integration into ultra-small-footprint IoT devices.With 20+ LTE network deployments so far, the 450 MHz band is steadily evolving to support 4G and 5G. Telit designed the new ME310G1-W2 to provide OEMs, integrators and IoT device vendors with a state-of-the-art module to capitalize on the burgeoning LTE 450 opportunity. Optimized for power, cost and size, the ME310G1-W2 is ideal for a wide variety of applications, including smart metering, smart grids, smart cities, smart agriculture, public safety and more.Click here to learn more about Telit’s LTE-M and NB-IoT Modules.last_img read more

Lifestyle checks on public execs scrapped

first_img“Bakit ko pinatigil? What is living beyond your means? Iyong kumikita ng P50,000 a month, lives in a small house, nakaipon, bumili ng BMW na promo, zero interest, kayang-kaya niya hulugan, is he living beyond his means? I don’t think so. What he has are distorted values and distorted priorities,” he added. During a budget hearing at the House of Representatives on Tuesday, Ombudsman Samuel Martires said the law covering lifestyle checks on public officials is “illogical” and should be amended. “We have to redefine what is living beyond your means. What is simple living to me may not be simple living to you or anyone,” he added./PN MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman admitted that it stopped the conduct of lifestyle checks on public officials as failure in such cases does not prove that an official is corrupt. “Ano’ng pakialam natin? Bakit natin siya huhusgahan na bumili ng BMW kahit ang bahay niya walang paradahan? Ano’ng pakialam natin sa buhay ng may buhay kung hindi naman siya nagnanakaw?” Martires said. RA 6713 is the law on Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public officials, which provides that “[P]ublic officials and employees and their families shall lead modest lives appropriate to their positions and income” and that “they should not indulge in extravagant or ostentatious display of wealth in any form.” “Nung umupo ako, pinatigil ko muna ang lifestyle check kasi matagal na ako may duda sa probisyon ng batas tungkol sa lifestyle check. Gusto ko i-propose sa Congress ang amendments sa [Republic Act] 6713 kasi ‘yung provisions there, malabo, walang hulog sa logic,” Martires said.last_img read more

WVRAA star cager Calama-an enlisted by NU Bullpups

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’ WVRAA star cager Calama-an enlisted by NU Bullpups’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]By ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=’custom’ color=”]Monday, May 1, 2017[/av_textblock] [av_image src=’’ attachment=’104688′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]Star cager on the rise Ryan Calama-an (left) and his WVRAA teammate John Bryan Sajonai brandish their silver medals and Mythical Five awards during the awarding ceremony of the 2017 Palarong Pambansa secondary boys’ basketball tournament on Saturday. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN[/av_image][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]center_img MANILA – Following his impressive performance with the West Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) secondary boys’ basketball team in the just-concluded 2017 Palarong Pambansa, Ilonggo Ryan Calama-an is set to take his talents to the National University Bullpups.WVRAA head coach Rodel Camacho confirmed the development to Panay News on Sunday. The lanky Ilonggo forward had also auditioned and caught the attention of the La Salle Greenhills Greenies.“No doubt about it, Ryan is headed to NU,” Camacho said. “He tried out and was accepted at La Salle Greenhills, but nagbago ang isip niya upon learning that La Salle is an all-boys school.”“Also kasi kapag sa La Salle-Greenhills kasi siya, babalik siya sa Grade 11 unlike kapag nasa NU siya, diretso na siya ng Grade 12 and next year nasa college na siya,” he added.The 6-foot-4 forward played a vital role for the WVRAA team in the secondary boys’ basketball tournament before falling short in the finals against NCR, which is curiously handled by incoming Bullpups mentor Goldwyn Monteverde.Calama-an, for his part, said he is excited to play with the Bullpups, where he is expected to play a huge role following the graduation of star forward John Lloyd Clemente.“Ang pangarap ko po talaga ay maging professional player at makalaro sa PBA at kapag nasa NU ako malapit na ako run,” Calama-an said. “Pero ang focus ko muna ay sa NU high school.”Calama-an, who was cited part of the Palarong Pambansa Mythical Five, played a huge role in his squad’s championship bids in the 2016 Iloilo Private Schools Athletic Association (PRISAA) and 2017 WVRAA meets.Calama-an was also a member of the Iloilo basketball squad that took home the championship in the Visayas leg, and silver in the national level of the Batang PBA tournament last year./PNlast_img read more

Curry, Warriors make league history, march to finals clash

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Curry, Warriors make league history, march to finals clash’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, May 24, 2017[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] SAN ANTONIO – Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals.Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat injury-ravaged San Antonio with a 129-115 victory Monday night, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.”(Being) 12-0 is great, but it doesn’t mean anything going into the next series, and we understand that,” Curry said.Golden State led by as many as 22 points in cruising to its third straight NBA Finals. The Warriors await a possible third straight championship matchup with Cleveland, which leads Boston 2-1 in the East finals.”It’s great to be one of the last two teams standing, we’ll see how it goes,” said Kevin Durant, who had 29 points and 12 rebounds.San Antonio’s only lead came on the opening possession when Manu Ginobili tossed in a left-handed scoop shot. The Spurs started Ginobili in what could be his final game with the team. The 39-year-old had maintained he will not ponder whether to retire or return until after the season.”We started him tonight out of respect,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. ”That was the whole reason for starting him. Before the game, you think it may or may not be his last game that he ever plays in, and I did not want to miss the opportunity to honor him in front of our home fans for his selflessness over the years.”Unsure if the beloved veteran will return, the crowd serenaded Ginobili with ”Manu, Manu” chants as the game came to a close.”He kind of worked us pretty good these four games,” said Draymond Green, who had 16 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. ”So, I think he’s got quite a bit left in the tank. Obviously, it’s up to him how much longer he wants to go. But one thing about it, he’s definitely not a liability on the floor.”Ginobili finished with 15 points in 32 minutes. (AP) [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Azkals eyes history against Tajikistan

first_imgBefore the crucial match, Azkals defeated Fiji 3-2 on Thursday evening in Manila. The Philippines went up by as much as 3-0 before thwarting a late rally by the visiting team.Azkals’ Misagh Bahadoran thought the Fiji match prepared them well against Tajikistan.“Fiji was a little bit physical and the players started to play one touch, two touches, moved the ball very well,” he said.“If we play like this against Tajikistan, we have a big chance because we have very good quality players,” Bahadoran added.While disappointed with the tune-up game, Azkals team manager Dan Palami still believes his players will do well against Tajikistan.“I think we got to see (during the Fiji match) what we needed to do more so that we can do better on Tuesday. It’s not a good result,” Palami said. “Against Tajikistan, we would have paid a lot for some of the mistakes that we committed.”In their first encounter on June 13 last year at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City, Azkals escaped Tajikistan 4-3 with goals from Javier Patino, Phil Younghusband and Daisuke Sato./PN Philippines Azkals nipped Fiji 3-2 in a tune-up match on March 22 before facing Tajikistan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers tonight. GMA NEWS MANILA – Philippine Azkals will gun for history when it faces Tajikistan in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers tonight.A victory or a draw will allow the Philippine football team – currently No. 1 in the Group stage with 9 points – to clinch a slot in the AFC Asian Cup, a first for the country.The Qualifiers match will be at 7:30 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.A loss will be a huge blow for Azkals as this will let Tajikistan, currently with 7 points, jump to No. 1 along with Yemen (7 points), which will face the lowly Nepal (2 points).last_img read more

Refereeing the FIFA World Cup

first_imgBut what we’re seeing on a late night basis won’t be possible without those unnamed people controlling the game. They have the most important yet thankless job on the tournament.Football referees have 9 “grades” and you have to start from the lowest grade and move up. Only those who had moved up to Grades 1 and 2 are eligible to officiate in FIFA-sanctioned matches.Grade 1 or international referee must be over 25 years old and can officiate as head referee in World Cup matches.Grade 2 or international assistant referee specialist serves as assistant to the head referee during international matches.Grade 3 referees or national referees will be officiating in all matches except in FIFA international games but will be eligible for consideration in international matches.Grade 1 refs are the few who had survived the rigorous screening process. Not only will they know the rules of the game but also be able to anticipate and read the game and the technical and mental capacity of players for them to decide and apply the level of fouls called. There is the constant upgrading – written and fitness tests and recommendations from evaluators for them to advance to the next grade.They must have speed and stamina. Football players run an average of 11 kilometers per match. Because referees have to position themselves to make the right calls, most of the time they have to outrun players, sometimes half their age. In so doing, every match referees had ran an average 19 kilometers. It takes a special kind of person to outrun the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo.FIFA referees have to retire when they reach 45. Because refereeing is not exactly a good paying job, most international referees are doing it part time. Some are lawyers, doctors, managers, and policemen who balance their full-time careers with refereeing FIFA matches.There are about 30 referees chosen for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It was reported that 16 of them will receive a fixed stipend of $70,000 for the duration of the tournament, and shall be receiving $6,500 per match. The amount was increased from the $50,000 that was given at Brazil 2014. Linesmen get $30,000 and $2,500 per match.During a match, there are four game officials – the head referee, the two linesmen or assistant refs and another referee that keeps track of the time and substitutions. Based on their performance, they are allowed to stay for the later stages and the best gets to officiate in the final match. If a referee does not do well, FIFA sends them home on the next available flight.Choosing officials for the World Cup is handled by the FIFA Refereeing Department and the FIFA Referee Assistance Program. They are chosen in teams of 3 – one head referee and 2 assistant referees. Their performances at FIFA tournaments are evaluated and they attend workshops on fitness, theory, medical concerns and match analysis./PN AVID football fans in this part of the world had already lost precious sleep considering that good matches start at 11 p.m. up to 4 a.m.We had witnessed favored teams like Argentina, Brazil, Spain, and Germany struggling and underdog teams like Russia, Iceland and Japan showing class.Iceland prevented Argentina from getting a win with a 1-1 draw. The Argentines are now two games without a win in a FIFA World Cup match. Their last victory was a shoot-out win over the Netherlands in the semis during the 2014 Brazil WC and were runners-up to eventual champion Germany.After 15 defeats and three draws, the Blue Samurais of Japan in their victory over Colombia became the first Asian team in World Cup history to beat a South American team.last_img read more

Philippines takes bronze in Asian Games karatedo

first_imgJunna Tsukii claims the Philippines’ 12th bronze in the 18th Asian Games in the women’s -50kg kumite event. JEROME ASCAÑO / SPIN.PH MANILA – Junna Tsukii salvaged a bronze medal for the Philippines in the 2018 Asian Games karatedo competitions Monday night at the Jakarta Convention Center in Indonesia.Tsukii claimed the country’s 12th bronze when she defeated Raksachart Paweena of Thailand 4-1 in the women’s -50kg kumite.The Filipina-Japanese lost in her round-of-16 match to Bakhriniso Babaeva of Uzbekistan 2-1 and was relegated to the repechage where she defeated Hawraa Alajmi of the United Arab Emirates 4-2.Gu Shiaushuang of Chinese Taipei bagged the gold medal in the event while Babaeva Bakhriniso of Uzbekistan captured the silver. In men’s boxing, Carlo Paalam and Eumir Felix Marcial scored contrasting victories in their round-of-16 matches to remain in contention Monday night at the Jakarta Convention Center.The 21-year-old Paalam got the nod of all the judges 30-26, 30-27, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 to pull off the unanimous-decision win over Tu Powei of Chinese Taipei in the light flyweight division.Marcial, on the other hand, scored a second-round stoppage victory over professional boxer Kuok Kun Ng of Macau in the middleweight division.In athletics, the Philippines’ Trenton Beram and Kristine Marie Knott both earned a qualification to men’s and women’s 200m run, respectively.Filipino-American sprinter Eric Cray, meanwhile, failed to deliver in the men’s 400m hurdles finals as he finished on seventh place Monday at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium.Cray clocked 51.53 seconds, way behind medal winners Abderraman Samba of Qatar (47.66), Dharun Ayysasamy of India (48.96) and Takatoshi Abe of Japan (49.12).“It feels terrible, man,” Cray said. “I don’t know what to say. It just hurts. I waited so long for the competition. It just sucks, man. I’m always happy representing the Philippines. It just hurts to go out there and run like that.”Negrense Marestella Torres-Sunang struggled as well and finished on ninth place in the women’s long jump finale while Marco Vilog failed to earn a qualification in the men’s 800m run./PNlast_img read more

10 WV men cagers in UAAP Season 81

first_imgUniversity of the Philippines Fighting Maroons, one of the dark horses this season, will have graduating forward Felixberto Jaboneta of San Jose, Antique and returning Jose Piero Longa of Bacolod City.University of the East Red Warriors will also parade a pair of Bacolodnon rookies: Jose Frederic Antiporda and Jan Gabriel Sobrevega, who once played for University of St. La Salle Bacolod.Other WV natives this season are Keith Zaldivar of Buruanga, Aklan for Adamson University Falcons and Kimlee Bayquin of Bacolod City for Far Eastern University Tamaraws./PN MANILA – Ten players tracing their roots from Western Visayas are playing in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament that opens on Saturday at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.Seven of them were from Bacolod City while the others were from Iloilo City and Aklan and Antique provinces.Ateneo Blue Eagles, the defending champion, has Ferdinand “Thirdy” Ravena III from Iloilo City and rookie Samjosef Belangel who for a while played for Bacolod Tay Tung High School in Bacolod City.Bacolod City native Kirell Montalbo is returning for his fifth and final year with Season 80 runner-up De La Salle University Green Archers. He will be joined by fellow Bacolodnon Miguel Ives Corteza.last_img read more

Bullpups take Game 1 of UAAP juniors basketball

first_imgNational University Bullpups’ Kevin Quiambao wards off Ateneo Blue Eaglets’ Kai Sotto as the former attempts for an inside hit. ABS-CBN SPORTS MANILA – National University Bullpups moved on the verge of ruling the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball after a 70-58 win over Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eaglets in Game 1 of the finals on Monday at the San Juan Arena.Carl Tamayo led the way with double-double 15 points and 12 rebounds, while Kevin Quiambao submitted 14 points and 13 boards for the Bullpups, which can clinch the crown in Game 2 on Friday.Both Tamayo and Quiambao were also responsible on making it hard for Blue Eaglets’ 7-foot-1 center Kai Sotto to impose his presence as he just finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds.Trailing 25-30 at the half, the Bullpups started its move in the third period with a triple from Tamayo and a conversion from Ilonggo Gerry Abadiano to seize a 44-38 advantage. The Blue Eaglets attempted to come close in the fourth quarter but Tamayo and Quiambao went on to score inside before Terrence Fortea put on the finishing touches for the Bullpups.“Nung first half, parang nagmamadali kami sa execution. Siguro sobrang excited din ng mga players pero buti nakabawi kami nung second half,” said Bullpups head coach Goldwin Monteverde.Geo Chiu added double-double 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Forthsky Padrigao struggled heavily for the defending champions Blue Eaglets as he only has four points on 2-of-13 shooting./PNlast_img read more

Negros wallops Aklan in PRISAA volleyball

first_imgNEGROS Occidental kicked off its title defense with a 25-15, 25-15 victory over Aklan in the secondary girls volleyball of the Western Visayas Private Schools Athletic Association (WVPRISAA) on Saturday at University of St. La Salle Bacolod gym.Kyrzten Annikha Cabasac, Erika Deloria and Shane Carmona spearheaded the attack for the Negrenses, who were without key players Joan Marie Monares, Alyssa Bertolano, Katherine Cortez, and Beatrice Decena.Negros Occidental assistant coach Roberto Calamba Jr. said that they opted to try difference combinations against the Aklanons with the four key players under the weather.“They are feeling something so we opted to try other combinations and we are glad that it worked for us,” said Calamba, who added that the four is expected to be available when they take on Iloilo today at the STI-West Negros University Gym. In secondary boys basketball, the shorthanded University of San Agustin-Iloilo failed to sustain its strong start to suffer a 71-77 defeat at the hands of Hercor College-Capiz over at the STI-WNU Gym.The Ilonggos were up by as much as 11 points midway in the second half but lack of personnel that was decimated by the fouling out of some key players doomed their chances against the Capiznons.The WVPRISAA Regional Athletic and Cultural Meet has formally opened on Saturday afternoon over at the STI-WNU where around 1,500 student-athletes, coaches and delegation officials from Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Negros Occidental showed up.The week-long event dubbed as “Sustaining Filipino athletes for global competitiveness” will serve as a qualification to the National PRISAA slated May 18-24, 2019 at Davao City.This is the first time that the Negros Occidental Private Schools Sports, Cultural and Educational Association (NOPSSCEA) hosted the annual event after returning from then Negros Island Region./PNlast_img read more