Consumers are looking for personalised entertainment available anytime, anywhere, on any device. Increasing consumption of over-the-top (OTT), on-demand, HD video services such as Netflix, Hulu and others, widespread usage of cloud services and a sheer number of portable devices accessing the network at the same time, creates a vast surge in data demand. Emergence of digital contents such as 4K videos further increases the needs for higher broadband bandwidth and raises awareness of network traffic and connection quality.
Growing popularity of video streaming services leads to huge shifts in the volume of broadband traffic as well as impacts adoption and use cases of both TV sets and alternative platforms such as smartphones and tablets. The overall video traffic is expected to reach 90% of the consumer Internet traffic by 2017, with level of mobile video traffic already above 50%. Multi-screen video enablement i.e. a possibility to watch Netflix on a tablet, helps telcos to expand reach and revenue streams while keeping the end user happy. The video is quickly becoming one of the driving forces behind growth in both broadband and wireless markets.
To keep up with increasing bandwidth demands, telecom operators are expanding the current networks focusing on delivery of higher speeds. Some key broadband technologies needed for future connected home solutions include 5G level 802.11ac and high-speed vectored VDSL. Operators continue to upgrade to VDSL2, implementing both bonding and vectoring capabilities. VDSL offers much faster speeds compared to ADSL, providing full support for HDTV. In 2013, its port shipments outpaced those of ADSL, accounting for 52% of all the shipments.
802.11ac, the new standard from IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) approved just over a month ago, builds upon 802.11n bringing a dramatic leap in speed, capacity, reliability and overall quality of wireless communications. Quoting the latest study from ABI Research, 802.11ac is expected to represent 45% of all consumer Wi-Fi equipment shipments by the end of this year.
Tuxera storage solutions optimised for the Wi-Fi and Ethernet connection help take an advantage of expanded bandwidth and capacity by increasing substantially the observed speed and maximising the hardware and software use.
We are proud to note that one of our Q&A Engineers stared in a recently released documentary “Love and Engineering”, a combined German, Bulgarian and Finnish production directed by Tonislav Hristov.
Can one engineer love? Love & Engineering is a crossmedia story world (documentary film, mobile, social media) about getting re-introduced to real life by trying to find love.
You are in for a treat. A few of the scenes were shot in Tuxera old office in Lauttasaari (our HQs took over Nokia’s R&D center at Itämerenkatu) last fall and offer a unique sneak-peak into our work environment and people who make up our team. The movie premiere opened 13th DocPoint Helsinki, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the Nordics. This years’ happening in January gathered as many as 28,000 visitors during a total 4 days of screening. Love & Engineering is touring other festivals this year, so do not miss your chance to see it.
The annual CES kicked off yesterday as always with new products and exciting technology announcements. One of the trends on the floor this year is immersive video, an Ultra High-Definition offered not only by the TV manufacturers but brought to your smartphone. With 8.3 megapixels total, it is four times the resolution of today’s popular 1080p HDTV displays. The latest nubia Z5S series, presented by Chinese corporation ZTE during this week’s trade show, is the first one in the industry to showcase an Ultra HD video capture and viewing on a big-screen.
ZTE revealed a wide range of mobile hardware, this time including a series of new smartphones, a “high precision voice phone” Grand S2 and its first smart watch dubbed as BlueWatch. Mentioned above nubia 5S totes a “professional-grade photography hardware” which consists of, just to start with, Optical Image Stabilisation, 13-megapixel Sony RS sensor for low-light settings and a several photo editing features. It is capable of recording a 4K video that can be later played back on one of the latest increasingly popular 4K TVs and allows the users to watch theatre-quality movies, sport events and presentations. Thanks to Tuxera file system solutions running inside, the device performs at the highest level even under the most demanding image handling operations.
Smartphone buyers in China and elsewhere are looking for the latest innovations and optional customization. With the all-new nubia Z5S smartphone Nubia delivers smooth end-user driven user experience pushing the technical boundaries. Based on our rigorous evaluation only Tuxera file systems meet Nubia’s criteria based on top performance, rock solid reliability and fastest time to market. [...]
In this special time of the year, we would like to wish you all a joyful holiday season and a lot of success in the New Year.
Sending you very warm wishes from the land of Santa Claus,
“In the standard version of the Android file system the performance can be drastically lessened in case of unexpected power outages, the accidental loss of data in the the user USB storage media or in case of other unforeseen situations. More often than not, the user could lose the data forever. Tuxera [file system suite] write fail-safe data protection features, as well as support for on-the-fly repair function, prevents the loss of data due to unexpected power failure or improper operation.”
In face of constant increase in the amount of stored data, data security gains a new meaning. Tuxera file system solutions, fail-safe by design, ensure that no file gets lost in case of unexpected plug-off or a power outage. On-the-fly volume check and repair tools make sure that the system heals transparently while it is running. To guarantee full volume consistency in every possible scenario, as a part of our rigorous quality assurance, we have developed an intensive testing methodology that includes test specifications for interoperability, performance and functionality testing.
To illustrate it, we are conducting a fail-safe demo showcasing Tuxera fail-safe testing and performance measurements, part of mentioned above extensive test suites developed to ensure highest reliability and performance while maintaining low CPU usage
For benchmark performance results please consult performance charts for Tuxera NTFS and Tuxera FAT. Full product portfolio can also be found on our website in the products section.
This January we are bringing fail-safe demo to CES 2014, a global consumer electronics and technology trade-show hosted every year in Las Vegas. We will be presenting it in the evenings on January 6th, 7th and 8th, during the GENIVI Member Showcase. It’s by invitation only, so if you are interested in participating, please contact our demo team.