Where credit is due

first_imgWhile the online renewals process for practising certificates was confusing and highly stressful for many of us, the SRA deserves credit for the way in which some of its staff handled individual complaints and concerns. With large organisations and online services it is usually impossible to find a human being who cares, but I think it is only fair to say that people at the SRA, once you have a name and an email contact, can be very helpful. So frequently, all that is required is a call from an organisation which pre-empts all the debilitating on-hold messages (and music) and the build-up of angst which this creates. It’s quite disarming to receive an unexpected call from a person checking if everything is going to plan with some guidance and a direct number if that is not the case. The SRA got that right, and perhaps the system will settle down after the initial hullabaloo… and thanks to those individuals concerned. Gordon Turner, Gordon Turner Employment Lawyers, London EC2last_img read more

IEEE Releases Report on Wake-Up Radio Technology Aimed at Increasing Battery Life for Wireless Devices

first_img An overview of IEEE 802.11ba Wake-Up Radio Near-and long-term use cases Market forecasts A comparison of IEEE Wake-Up Radio to other technologies A look at potential future developments Click here to learn more. IEEE has released the IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio. Wake-Up Radio is a breakthrough technology from the IEEE 802.11ba Standards Task Group that significantly extends the battery life of devices and sensors, particularly those that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT). With the projected growth of IoT devices exceeding 20 billion by 2020, Wake-Up Radio will greatly reduce the need for frequent recharging or replacement of batteries while still maintaining optimum device performance.Energy conservation is a critical requirement for the billions of future networked devices exclusively dependent on battery power with a target operational lifetime in excess of five years. These devices are expected to make up a substantial fraction of the Internet of Things market. IEEE P802.11ba – Wake Up Radio is a key enabling energy conserving technology for the markets they will serve, and this insightful report has been crafted to help stakeholders better understand the potential of the technology and market.From smart homes and smart warehouses, to logistics and transport, to wearable health-monitoring devices and more, achieving low-power, low-latency objectives are essential for organizations designing or using IoT devices. Wake-Up Radio, running on the common standard IEEE 802.11, offers solutions to overcome design challenges, and to meet the unique requirements for low-power and low-latency in a world of ubiquitous IoT device deployments.The IEEE Wake-Up Radio is an add-on to existing IEEE 802.11 radios that substantially improve power-saving performance of IEEE 802, removing the need to compromise between power savings and latency. This makes the technology suitable for a new class of battery-powered devices that will drive innovation and exciting new applications in the market.The IEEE Technology Report on Wake-Up Radio provides:last_img read more

Ranger’s Nana Bonsu Makes CAF Confederation Cup Group Stage Best XI

first_imgEnugu Rangers’ safe-hands, Nana Bonsu has been named by Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the best goalkeeper of the just concluded group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.Bonsu played a major role in the Flying Antelopes campaign, making a total of 29 saves, the highest in the group phase.The Ghanaian was voted ahead of Felix Annan and other goalkeepers who made their name in the Group stages of the competition.Nana’s prominence began after his substitution in Rangers’ dramatic comeback against kano Pillars in the finals of the 2018 Aiteo Cup.Despite exiting the continental competition, Rangers recorded 17 goals and conceded only nine all through.Relatedlast_img read more