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By HTC Communications 01 Nov, 2017
This new wireless technology is going to revolutionize the industry and make long-range Wireless WiFi a much better option. This uses virtually the same frequency as the big blue antenna I have sitting in the basement right now. Much better range and can penetrate block walls and go through trees easily.
By HTC Communications 16 Aug, 2017

BEIJING — In Chinese schools, students learn that the United States became a great nation partly by stealing technology from Britain. In the halls of government, officials speak of the need to inspire innovation by protecting inventions. In boardrooms, executives strategize about using infringement laws to fell foreign rivals.

China  is often portrayed as a land of fake gadgets and pirated software, where intellectual property like patents, trademarks and copyrights are routinely ignored. The reality is more complex.

China takes conflicting positions on intellectual property, ignoring it in some cases while upholding it in others. Underlying those contradictions is a long-held view of intellectual property not as a rigid legal principle but as a tool to meet the country’s goals.

Those goals are getting more ambitious. China is now gathering know-how in industries of the future like microchips and electric cars , often by pushing foreign companies attracted by the country’s vast market into sharing their technology. It is also toughening enforcement of patents and trademarks for a day when it can become a leader in those technologies — and use intellectual property protections to defend its position against rival economies.

President Xi Jinping is in the midst of an effort to strengthen laws on patents, copyrights and trademarks, giving fledgling firms in China new sources of revenue and prestige. The country is also pursuing an ambitious plan, called Made in China 2025 , to become a global leader in areas like robotics and medical technology and kick off the next phase of China’s development. The efforts reflect the view of Chinese officials that controlling global technologies and standards is on par with building military muscle.

Zhang Ping, a scholar of trade law at Peking University in Beijing, said the West had long used intellectual property laws as a “spear and shield” against Chinese companies, hurting their profits at home and blocking access to foreign markets. Now, she said, it is time for China to fight back.

“If you want to enter our market to cooperate, it’s fine,” Ms. Zhang said, “but you can’t grab us by the neck and not let us grow.”

Trademarks and patents protect companies and inventors, compensating them for their time, ideas and investment. While poorer countries have throughout history worked to obtain inventions from wealthier nations, sometimes running afoul of intellectual property laws, China has rewritten the playbook for acquiring advanced technology.

Since Deng Xiaoping, as leader, opened the Chinese economy to the outside world nearly four decades ago, the country has made it a priority to obtain ideas and inspiration from overseas.

Sometimes it has reverse-engineered what it wants. United States officials say that Chinese companies have also carried out extensive economic espionage through cyberattacks  and other means . (Chinese officials have denied those charges.) More recently, China has used its growing wealth to buy into cutting-edge technologies, like genetically modified crops  and the latest innovations from American start-ups , and to attract promising talent .

But since those early days, China has relied heavily on one tried-and-true method: forming joint ventures with foreign partners. Big-name companies like I.B.M.  and Qualcomm  are required to share advanced technology and research with domestic firms in order to set up shop in China. And to entice partners, the country offers access to its enormous market and hundreds of millions of consumers.

Joint ventures helped China build whole industries from scratch. After using them to explore high-speed rail  technology, Chinese firms now dominate the global industry.

Chinese experts say those moves are simply smart deal-making, not violations of intellectual property laws, allowing the country to harness its leverage as the world’s second largest economy to win practical knowledge.

But now China’s efforts are moving beyond routine manufacturing into cutting-edge technologies — and the Trump administration has denounced the arrangements as coercive.

In April, the Office of the United States Trade Representative accused China of “ widespread infringing activity ,” including stealing trade secrets, tolerating rampant online piracy and exporting counterfeit goods. On Monday, President Trump signed a memo that authorized an investigation into theft and the forced transfer of technology by China from American firms. But he mentioned China by name only once.

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that it would defend China’s interests if they appeared to be threatened by the investigation.

“China will absolutely not sit by and watch, will inevitably adopt all appropriate measures, and resolutely safeguard China’s lawful rights,” the ministry said in a statement.

Chinese commentators see hypocrisy in American criticism, noting that the United States was once one of the world’s leading pirates, when it worked to challenge British industrial dominance after the American Revolution by obtaining designs for inventions like steam-powered looms. The state-run news media has highlighted the case  of Samuel Slater, often called the father of the American industrial revolution, who brought British textile designs to the United States in the late 1700s.

Still, as China comes up with its own innovations, the country’s leaders are embracing stricter laws on patents, copyrights and trademarks.

The government has created specialized courts to handle intellectual property disputes and awarded subsidies to entrepreneurs who file patent applications. In 2015, more than a million were filed, a record  amount.

Li Jian, a vice president of Beijing East IP, a Chinese law firm, said mainland companies increasingly saw strong intellectual property protections as a tool to help protect inventions and earn royalties overseas.

“Many Chinese companies have realized that through patent protection they can gain an advantage in the market,” Mr. Li said. “They have more faith now in the Chinese government to protect their intellectual property.”

The rules have also benefited some foreign firms. New Balance won a landmark case  this year against a Chinese company that used its signature slanting “N” logo. China’s highest court last year gave Michael Jordan the rights to Chinese characters  of his name.

Enforcement is still inconsistent, experts say. Local officials are often reluctant to aid foreign companies, worried about jeopardizing tax revenues from homegrown companies.

The Made in China 2025 initiative is a key reason the country is improving intellectual property rights. The plan focuses on sectors like electric cars, robotics, semiconductors and artificial intelligence.

By forcing foreign companies to hand over more technology and encouraging local companies to make new products based on that technology, Chinese leaders hope to cement the country’s dominance in critical fields. They also see an opportunity to dictate the terms of the future development of technology and extract licensing fees from foreign firms that use Chinese-made technology.

Several trade organizations and governments have said the plan is protectionist . Some have called for reciprocity, arguing that the United States should impose on Chinese companies the same restrictions China places on foreign companies.

“There is an unmistakable national policy to boost the position of Chinese companies in cutting-edge areas,” said William P. Alford, a Harvard law professor and an expert on Chinese intellectual property laws.

Chinese experts have defended the strategy.

“To become an adult, you have to accumulate knowledge,” said Professor Zhang, of Peking University. “It’s the same for a country.”

As China’s power has grown, Chinese companies have started using intellectual property laws to fend off foreign rivals.

When the United States International Trade Commission last year began investigating  Chic Intelligent Technology Company, a manufacturer of self-balancing scooters based in the eastern city of Hangzhou, the company’s executives fought back. The commission was looking into claims that Chic had copied product designs of a California-based competitor, Razor USA.

Chic filed retaliatory lawsuits against American competitors, adopting many of the tactics that American companies have used for years to hobble Chinese competitors. The trade commission has since declined to ban imports of the Chic scooters. The lawsuit against Razor USA remains unresolved, according to Chic.

Chic made clear that it saw the investigation as an effort by the United States to use intellectual property laws to bully Chinese companies. In a statement , the company’s leaders compared American regulators to Japanese invaders during World War II.

“The crazier the enemy,” the statement said, “the more we need to prove the necessity of our siege.”

Article by The New York Times

By Javier C. Hernández

By HTC Communications 22 May, 2017
By HTC Communications 22 Apr, 2017

The 5G-powered enterprise will be less constrained by its physical location thanks to vastly improved service delivery capabilities that improve employee and customer engagement. The next generation of wireless technology is closer than you think. 

Over the past few years, a coalition of companies, industry associations and regulatory bodies from across the globe have been working together to advance the regulatory environment, develop and test 5G technologies and establish a broad ecosystem around infrastructure and device readiness.

In 2016, we saw massive progress in the development of key components like antennas and radio chipsets. Additionally, we’ve seen the validation of core mobility technologies – including handovers and multi-cell networking – and witnessed demonstrations of multi-Gbps data rates and low-latency performance. These innovations have brought us closer to a faster, more reliable, and more capable wireless future.

When that future arrives, 5G capabilities will revolutionize our wireless networks. Mobile users will experience networks an order of magnitude faster than what we have today. Thanks to sub-millisecond air latency, the network will feel instantly responsive while simultaneously supporting ten times as many devices at significantly lower power consumption profiles. These are the foundational requirements to enable the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT).

As we demonstrate more of the technical innovations of 5G networks, we see more implications for business. We know that next-generation 5G networks will transform companies across industries and geographies. The 5G-powered enterprise will be far less constrained by its physical office location, thanks to vastly improved service delivery capabilities that improve employee and customer engagement through enhanced business communications, new services, and IoT. It all leads to businesses that are more robust, more integrated, and more productive.

By   Alok Shah, Vice President, Strategy, Business Development, and Marketing, Samsung Networks

By HTC Communications 08 Mar, 2017
Do you ever think about the security of your wireless network within the workplace? Companies like Target and Home Depot have a very advanced network and they were still hacked. Contact   HTC Communication   to discuss a new wireless network to ensure your company is operating at the most secure level possible. The voice and data cabling you choose is determined by many factors, the most important of which are your current bandwidth needs, your network environment, expected future bandwidth requirements and your budget. Our experienced team of network engineers and field technicians have the know-how to get you what you need, on time and on budget.

HTC Communications   has recently completed a structured cabling project in Tremont, Ohio. This project included WiFi, CCTV, Network Cabling, DVR/NVR recording with remote viewing and basic networking. The locally owned and operated company contacted   HTC Communications   with a need for only video surveillance and ended up with a completely new network to support the internet traffic while protecting her property.Cabling is the most important aspect to your business as it is the highway for all of your information. Our telecommunications experts can quickly assess your needs and design a system custom fit to your exact needs.

Another project completed by   HTC Communications   this week in Parma, Ohio! The team of structured network cabling technicians just wrapped up 100 data cable locations within 4 days from start to finish. The client contacted   HTC Communications   in a major time crunch and needed   HTC Communications   to complete their entire network within 4 business days. This project consisted of network cabling, wireless access points, networked printers, Cisco switch and router configuration and fiber optic cabling. The client is so impressed they have contracted HTC Communications to cover two of their other locations in Ohio.

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By HTC Communications 25 Jan, 2017

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another, you try to check out at a store and you are you are met with an, I’m so sorry; our system is down. Any way you can pay in cash? Or another common scenario, you are calling a business regarding some incorrect charges on your account and the unfortunate reply you hear is: We cannot view your account at the moment; our systems are not cooperating with us. Now flip over to the business owner’s vantage point and imagine the thoughts going through their heads. Having downtime/network failures will cause at least one of the following backlashes:

  1. Loss of potential revenue
  2. Employees will have to manually phone/input every card transaction
  3. Labor Costs
  4. Repair costs


Loss of potential revenue

According to a survey done by, about 78% of consumers prefer to use debit/credit cards, whereas 9% prefer cash. When your network is down you can possibly lose about 78% of consumers who would prefer to use their credit cards. This doesn’t even include those that would prefer to use gift cards, store credit cards, and other methods of payments.

Employees will have to manually phone/input every credit card transaction

Phoning in every credit card transaction can result in a long wait and leave the customers with a very inconvenient feeling, to put it nicely. This can cause distrust between your business and the consumer. Unhappy customers want to voice their frustrations and they have a platform on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and let’s not forget the ever important Yelp. Some customers may just lament their disappointment but others may never return.

Labor Cost

If your employees have jobs that require the network to be fully functional at all at times, then an outage would be a management nightmare. For others, employees are being paid to wait for the network to be restored.

Repair Cost

If your business is not properly prepared for the impact of a network failure then you will have to pay to get it repaired. The cost to repair such outages could range from the hundreds to the thousands of dollars. Not being prepared to handle network failures could be costly.

Network outages are going to happen and can have a huge impact to your business which can inevitably, damage your brand. There is a simple way to mitigate this risk. First Communications is now offering 4G LTE Failover as a premise based solution that uses routing intelligence between the primary connectivity router and the cellular based failover device. This routing intelligence allows the device to detect when the primary connection is no longer working and automatically re-routes pre-defined critical business traffic to the 4G LTE connection. With these services, you can stay connected to your mission critical applications, have a reliable back up, and continue to serve your customers. First Communications offers this as a way to protect your most important assets and most importantly, your brand.

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       First Communications / / Tony Davis

By HTC Communications 12 Jan, 2017
HTC Communications now covers all of Northern Ohio including the greater Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Beachwood, Sandusky, Vermilion, Toledo, Medina, and Hudson areas .  

We can handle all of your network cabling needs. We offer discounted rates on installing voice and data cables simultaneously. Our team can install Cat 3, Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6A or Fiber cables in any type of commercial or industrial location. Whether it’s new construction or an existing office environment, HTC Communications can provide for all your infrastructure wiring and cabling needs.

Our team of skilled project managers and network engineers will first assess your technology or network cabling needs, then provide you with a cost estimate and timeline for completion.

From beginning to end you will be involved every step of the way. Feel free to contact us with any questions regarding your voice, data, security camera or audio video needs.

Our clients know we will deliver their project on time, under budget, and with unparalleled craftsmanship and functionality.

By HTC Communications 28 Dec, 2016
Optical interconnect technology acts as an interface between fibre and optical equipment. This technology helps in taking signals from perform signal processing and network equipment for conversion of digital signals to optical signals for transmission in the fibre network. Advanced signal processing is incorporated by optical interconnect technologies for monitoring and managing errors for reduction of distortion in fibre optic cables. Advanced optical interconnect technologies helps in enhancing capacity of optical equipment further reducing the operation costs. Global optical interconnect market can be segmented on the basis of product type, mode, interconnect level and applications. On the basis of product type, global optical interconnect market can be segmented into optical transceivers, cable assemblies, free space optics, connectors, silicon photonics and PIC based interconnects among others. Single and multi-mode fiber forms the different modes based on which global interconnect market is divided. Other than these segmentations, global optical interconnect market can be further segmented on the basis of interconnect level into chip & board level, board-to-board level, metro and long haul optical interconnect and rack level optical interconnect. Military and aerospace, consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunication and chemicals among others.
On the basis of geography, optical interconnect market globally can be segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

Rising demand for advanced bandwidth requirements has contributed in being a major driver for the growth of global optical interconnect market. Bandwidth capacity needs to be increased along with reduced power consumption within data center networks which has increased the demand for efficient interconnects. These functions are not available with traditional interconnects which are copper based thus further enhancing the utility and in turn the demand for optical interconnect market globally. Other than this, there has been a rise in network traffic which has resulted in higher demand for optical interconnect devices for sustaining in future along with other web applications in cloud computing pushing the growth of global optical interconnect market. In addition to this, currently it is seen that data center networks require high power for managing its services which is where fibre optics are used thereby increasing the application of optical interconnect technologies as well as positively driving the demand for optical interconnect market. Network connections in long distance traffic has been a major restraint for the global optical interconnect market. Loss at high frequencies in electrical lines and fibre optic cables is quite high which has to some extent reduced the growth of optical interconnect devices and technology. Cost is another important determinant having a major effect in the global optical interconnect market. High costs are generally associated with application of optical interconnect technologies which has negatively affected commercialization of this technology and all these factors have acted as major restraints for this market. Optical interconnect technologies has growing applications in automation sector for handling network tasks previously done manually which has huge growth opportunities in future helping the global optical interconnect market to grow.

Geographically, it is North America which holds the major market share in the global optical interconnect market. Huge internet penetration resulting in higher usage of data center networks has formed a major reason for the growth of optical interconnect market which are extensively used for managing networks. In addition to this, presence of huge internet based business like Facebook and Google among others have been a major growth driver for optical internet market in North America. Asia Pacific has been the fastest growing market for the optical interconnect market. Growing internet penetration along with rising technological advancement has been the major factors driving the growth of optical interconnect market in Asia Pacific with China, Japan, South Korea and India being the major growing countries.

Some of the major players operating in the Optical Interconnect market include Furukawa OFS (Japan), 3M Company (U.S.), Acacia Communication (U.S.), Finisar (U.S.), Oclaro Inc. (U.S.), Dow Corning (U.S.), Huawei (China), Intel (US), Infineon Technologies (US) and Mellanox (U.S.) among others which are present in the market globally.

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By HTC Communications 10 Nov, 2016
By HTC Communications 11 Oct, 2016

Now that Apple has pronounced the end of the headphone jack, the company is aiming to prove that it can do better than the existing wireless options.

At its much-hyped event in San Francisco on Wednesday, the iPhone maker introduced a cordless earbud that it claims is more power efficient than Bluetooth devices. AirPods, as they're called, have their own communications chip, Apple's Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said on stage.

"It makes no sense to tether ourselves with cables to our mobile devices," Schiller said. "Until someone takes on these challenges, that's what we'll do."

The iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone without a headphone jack, marking Apple's latest effort to strip hardware from devices. There are plenty of Bluetooth options on the market, including from Apple's Beats business, but the products have been criticized for their high price and spotty quality.

Apple is betting that improvements in computing power and wireless communications will usher in a new era of cordless gadgetry. Apple's AirPods include double tap access to Siri and five hours of listening on a single charge, the company said.

Published by CNBC

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