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MWC: D-Link’s solutions for businesses and consumers

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D-Link has announced mobile solutions to bring connectivity to consumers, businesses, and carriers at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

“Our range of mobile products cover most scenarios,” said Anny Wei, CEO & President of D-Link Corporation.

D-Link’s new solutions for mobile connectivity include:

Edge as a Service

D-Link’s new Edge as a Service provides enterprises with their own private LTE network. Sensitive data from Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices are processed locally rather than through the MNO network, allowing for a network that is more secure and has shorter latency. Our low-power base stations bring unlimited scalability and can handle more intense networking demands.

Connected Transportation

D-Link’s VPN routers provide connectivity that moves with you on public transportation. By working with in-vehicle network cameras and GPS trackers to monitor and report driver and passenger behavior, D-Link VPN Routers enable smarter, safer journeys.

Smart Parking

As more cities struggle with traffic congestion and parking issues, D-Link delivers customized solutions to improve cities’ parking conditions. D-Link’s new LTE VPN Router works with NVRs and other analytics tools to provide central management, data acquisition, and data dissemination.

Smart Retail

D-Link’s Smart Retail solutions consist of smart cameras with numerous beneficial features for retailers who want to sell better and profit faster. Facial recognition not only allows businesses to recognize their best customers and provide better service, but it also auto detects threats. Discover what store display area and products are most popular with hot spot analysis. Automatically keep track of visitors and guests and make sense of numbers with the business analytics software.

BLE IoT Solution

Designed to work with a 3rd party cloud, D-Link’s BLE IoT solution consists of a new connected home gateway, water sensor, and smart plug. With the support of a 3rd party security chipset, the devices have a secure connection to the 3rd party cloud. The hub allows users to conveniently manage Bluetooth-enabled smart home devices. 24/7 reliability is provided with 4G/LTE connectivity and a backup battery. A built-in siren provides on-site alerts based on preset conditions, and the smart devices can also be scheduled to turn on and off when certain events are triggered.

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC)

With an increasing demand for faster bandwidths, D-Link’s robust hybrid IAD combines 4G LTE with fixed line broadband to deliver a faster, more reliable Internet. The solution offers a failsafe Internet connection even when broadband or LTE connections fail.

Connectivity & Surveillance

Everyday life is safer and more convenient with D-Link’s customized smart city solutions. D-Link’s surveillance cameras offer smooth video streaming, and D-Link’s LTE hotspots and bridges allow communities to easily access information and entertainment.

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Win a Poster Heater with Gadget and Takealot.com

This winter Gadget and Takealot.com are giving away three Poster Heaters, which look like posters but become heaters when you plug them in.

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Three Gadget readers will each win a unit, valued at R550 each. To enter, follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter and tell us on the @GadgetZA account how many Watts the heater consumes.

What’s the big deal about these heaters? Many of us are struggling to keep the balance between soaring electricity costs and the need to keep warm this winter.

However, the recently launched Poster Heater by EasyHeat and distributed in South Africa by Takealot.com is not only one of the most cost effective electric heaters currently on the market, it is also easy to setup and use.

As the name indicates, it is a poster similar to one you would hang on a wall. But, plug it in and it turns into a 300 Watt heater. The Poster Heater isn’t designed to heat hallways or large rooms, but rather smaller ones like a bedroom or a baby’s nursery or a dressing room.

It uses radiant heating, which means that it heats up in a couple of minutes and the heat is directed at the objects or people around it, quickly taking the chill out of the air and providing a comfortable ambient temperature.

The other advantage of radiant heating is that it doesn’t dry out the air like infrared or gas heaters. Users also don’t have to worry about their children or pets getting too close to it because, even though it gets hot, it can be touched.

To enter the competition follow the steps below:

Competition entry details:

1. Follow @GadgetZA and @Takealot on Twitter. (We will ONLY be accepting entries via Twitter, so please don’t enter through the comments section of this article.)

2. Tell us on Twitter, via @GadgetZA, mentioning @Takealot in your posting, how many Watts the Poster Heater consumes.

cleardot.gif3. The competition closes on 31 July 2018.

4. Winners will be notified via Twitter on 1 August and Takealot.com will be in touch to organise delivery.

5. The competition is only open to South African residents.

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Happy Emoji Day! Here’s 10 reasons to be cheerful

First created by Shigetaka Kurita in 1999, the emoji has become a huge part of everyday communication. Whether you love them or hate them, flying dollar bills, applauding hands and rolling eyes are here to stay.

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Scientist suggest that the use of emojis will help us gain the same satisfaction from digital interactions as we enjoy from personal contact.

Almost two decades later, and we have over 2600 unique emojis to perfectly express what we feel, thank you Mr Kurita! Join HMD, the home of Nokia phones as we celebrate World Emoji Day on the 17th of July with these interesting emoji facts:

The most popular emoji used is “Person Shrugging”

1.       The Nokia 3310 was chosen as one of the first 3 “National” emojis for Finland… it represents unbreakable!

2.       South Africa’s favourite emoji is the “Kiss and wink”… how sweet SA!

3.       French is the only language where a ‘smiley’ does not top the list for its use

4.       On average, over 60 billion emojis are sent on Facebook every day

5.       For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year was a pictograph! The “Face with Tears of Joy” was crowned word of the year in 2015

6.       According to Emojipedia, some of the most requested emoji’s include afro, a bagel and hands making a heart

7.       To include all races, a diversity pack was released in 2017

8.       It has become so trendy that the Museum of Modern Art displays the original emoji collection on canvas

9.       In 2009, Herman Melville’s classic Moby Dick was completely translated into emoji’s

 

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