World’s Most Advanced Lightweight & Compact Ku Antenna Transforms Remote & Temporary Satellite Communications

Carnegie Technologies’ Foldable Ku Antenna Breaks the Size and Cost Barrier for Mission-Critical Communications

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 6, 2017) – Remote wireless communications just got a whole lot easier and faster as Carnegie Technologies announced today the debut of the world’s first Foldable Ku Antenna for satellite communications.   The Foldable Ku Antenna uses the most advanced technologies and materials available today to create the most powerful Ku-band antenna small enough to fit into a backpack and easy enough for one man to carry, assemble and link in just a couple of minutes.    The announcement was made at the Satellite 2017 industry conference in Washington, D.C. running today through March 9th. 

Carnegie Technologies developed the Foldable Ku Antenna in a partnership with the Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), a United States defense contractor and one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States.  The antenna’s revolutionary design uses rugged UV-stabilized PVC with metalized reflector surfaces to deliver Ultra High Throughput Ku-band transmissions more quickly and easily than ever before. 

 

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Turning Any SmartPhone Into a Satellite Phone, Carnegie’s SatBridge Debuts To Bring Satellite Communications to the Masses

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN ANTONIO, TX (March 6, 2017) – Leaving no corner of the earth uncovered for phone and data connectivity, Carnegie Technologies announced today the launch of SatBridge, the first enterprise-grade satellite hotspot that turns any smartphone into a satellite phone for reliable connectivity in the most remote locations or emergency situations.  The announcement was made at the Satellite 2017 industry conference in Washington, D.C. running today through March 9th. 

SatBridge boasts the most powerful satellite phone antenna ever made, with 8x the signal strength and performance of other handheld satellite phones.  It’s affordable, simple to use and highly portable, measuring about the size of a paperback book and weighing about three pounds – perfect for transporting in a backpack, keeping in a glove compartment, on a boat or in a closet for emergency situations.

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2017 Telecom Predictions from Carnegie Technologies

Net Neutrality Repealed, Faster Wireless Speeds, IoT Security Compromises,  Further Industry Consolidation and more mark an interesting year to come

 

San Antonio, TX and Austin, TX (January 10, 2017) – Carnegie Technologies, developers of the Network Convergence Platform for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers released today its Telecom industry predictions for 2017.  Predictions include insight from Paul Struhsaker, CTO of Carnegie Labs and Contributing Analyst at Tirias Research, a high-tech research and advisory firm with in-depth expertise in silicon, software, and systems specification, design and deployment.

2017 is expected to be a busy, exciting and interesting year for the telecommunications industry:

2017 Wireless Predictions:

·      5G fixed wireless field trials will be conducted in the United States (by Verizon and AT&T), paving the way for wireless speeds on par with cable and other broadband connections.  The trials will show promise of the technology but will unveil issues with the targeted 27GHz frequency band.  Equivalent testing will be performed around the globe.

·      Comcast will launch their MVNO service.  Charter Communications will likely follow in Comcast’s footprint, deploying their MVNO service in 2018.  In a parallel move, Comcast will be participating in the next round of FCC spectrum auctions. The only open question is if Comcast will create or join a consortium of cable industry partners in the FCC bidding process. Cable industry efforts to interwork Cellular with their extensive Wi-Fi assets will likely be based on a Cable Labs-derived standard, which will arrive well ahead of 3GPP standards efforts.

·      Verizon will fully commit to Unlicensed LAA deployment, delivering improved broadband service to Verizon customers.

·      Apple will continue to lose significant market share in China due to its decreasing product innovation.  North America and Europe will become more important to the company as political pressure mounts to move production back to the United States.

 

2017 Broadband Predictions:

•     All major providers will move to a Deep Fiber to the Curb (FTTC)/Pedestal and wireless connection to the premise model. This hybrid fiber-wireless model is more cost effective than direct fiber connection, and it allows simple and flexible upgrades as 5G radio technology improves.   The only exception is Altice, which is doubling down on an all fiber bet in its NY, NJ, and CN footprint of three million subscribers. 

·      While Elon Musk and others are making a lot of noise and getting the PR about new space-based satellite systems, OneWeb and Viasat will actually follow through on their broadband plans. Iridium will finally get their upgraded satellites in place and will remain a workhorse for moderate low cost / mobile satellite applications.

·      Net Neutrality rule will be repealed by the FCC with the support of a pro-big business and a Republican-controlled Congress and President.

 

2017 Consumer Device Predictions:

·      Security issues will plague the growing home IoT market. 

·      The opening of the source codes for Microsoft Cortana, Google Voice, Amazon and other cloud voice recognition will generate an expanding market for voice activated intelligent devices.  Voice-activated technology will also roll out on cable companies’ set top boxes.

·      High-end Virtual Reality PC-based gaming platforms will drop in price by nearly 50% from $1500 to $750 for Christmas 2017. It’s partly due to the upcoming successful PlayStation and Xbox launches of VR in 2017.

·      While the focus has been on Virtual Reality, major strides will continue in practical Augmented Reality solutions. The big Question: will Magic Leap roll out its highly secretive platform in 2017?

 

2017 IoT Predictions:

·      Agricultural IoT will further advance in 2017. Low cost commercially available herd animal tracking systems that can cover ranches of all sizes will make their debut.  Ranchers will be able to track their herds’ vital statistics via smart phone and pinpoint the location of stray animals more easily and effectively.

·      Security will take center stage in consumer and commercial IoT, especially access to critical systems in vehicles of all types, including cars, drones, farm combines, and more.   Automakers will be looking for ways to manage vehicles’ connectivity securely and reliably.

·      Despite great fanfare for a number of competing standards for public IoT networks in the unlicensed frequency bands, 2017 will see one or more players fail.  Non-cellular IoT is more likely to be successful in private network deployments limited to campus/factory, city, orfarm/ranch coverage.

Carnegie Technologies and Founder Paul Posner Nominate Five Highly Qualified Candidates for the Board of magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

SAN ANTONIO, TX - January 5, 2017 – Carnegie Technologies Holdings, LLC and Founder Paul M. Posner (“Carnegie”), the holder of approximately 1.6% of the shares in magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (“magicJack” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CALL), today announced the nomination of five highly qualified candidates for election to magicJack’s Board of Directors at its 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  The Carnegie nominees include Frank Bell, Nabil El-Hage, Richard Kimsey, Morris Miller and Richard Talarico. Carnegie also supports the election of magicJack director nominee Gerald Vento, and Alan B. Howe, a nominee of Kanen Wealth Management, LLC (“Kanen”). 

“magicJack shareholders deserve a Board that is committed to a process that can unlock value for all shareholders,” said Paul Posner, Founder and CEO of Carnegie Technologies. “With a history of value destructive decisions and ineffective leadership, it is time for significant change at the board level and to put in place skilled, experienced directors that have the willingness to return cash to shareholders, and the capability to effectively evaluate all the company’s assets and run a comprehensive strategic alternatives process that includes a sale of the company in whole or in parts.”

Carnegie Technologies Announces Launch of Carnegie Labs

Focus will be Development of New Technologies for
Global Wireless Access and Connectivity

Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX (January 4, 2017) – Carnegie Technologies, developers of the Network Convergence Platform for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers, announced today the launch of Carnegie Labs, its new research and development division that will drive Carnegie’s product innovation pipeline, as well as spearhead technology due diligence for the Company’s investments, strategy, and partnerships. 

Carnegie Labs is focused on creating specific solutions for next-generation mobile telecommunications networks to allow people and machines to communicate effectively from every corner of the world.  Its innovations will empower mobile operators, MSOs, telco operators, and enterprises with solutions that drive revenue and enhance end user experiences.   Carnegie Labs is an active participant in technology standards meetings, including Wi-Fi, 3GPP, IEEE, and IoT, and is the primary evaluator of partners, suppliers, and investments for Carnegie Technologies’ product pipeline. 

The first official Labs project is named SatBridge, a satellite access point with patent-pending smart antenna technology that provides up to eight times the signal gain of standard hand-held satellite phones as well as horizon-to-horizon satellite tracking.  SatBridge allows any smartphone to access satellite service via a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth link, and a Visitor Location Register (VLR) is planned as a software upgrade to allow follow-me roaming onto satellite networks.  Carnegie has been working in collaboration with Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), a United States defense contractor and one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the U.S., on the design and testing of SatBridge’s beam steering antenna.

Carnegie Labs is led by CTO Paul Struhsaker.  Paul was previously CTO of Dell’s Client Solutions Group where he was responsible for technology strategy, innovation pipeline, technology incubation, and thought leadership.  Paul’s other roles included SVP Software Engineering at Comcast NBC Universal, VP of Engineering at Cablevision Systems, VP Silicon Platform at Motorola PCS, and CTO Broadband at Texas Instruments.  He was also a founder and CTO of two successful startups: Wi-Fi innovation leader Aironet Wireless (acquired by Cisco) and 4G wireless innovator Raze Technologies.

“We are incredibly excited about the projects we’re working on at Carnegie Labs, as they’ll have far-reaching impacts on the mobile communications industry,” said Paul.  “We’re farthest along with satellite communications groundbreaker SatBridge, but we’re also developing Animal Tracker, our first agricultural IoT product for tracking herd animals, as well as our foldable Ku Satellite Antenna, which is small enough to fit in a backpack and can be deployed in minutes to provide cost-effective high speed voice, video, and data feeds at any location.  Carnegie Technologies is going to fundamentally change the way we communicate, whether we’re around the corner or in the most remote locations of the world, and Carnegie Labs will be the driving force in identifying and developing those innovations.”

Carnegie Labs is based in Austin, Texas and employs a staff of best in class talent from around the globe.   For more information and to see its latest projects, visit www.carnegietechnologies.com/labs

Carnegie Technologies Adds Mobile Industry Veterans to Management Team

 New Focus on Network Convergence Platform and Ubiquitous Connectivity Brings Powerhouse of Human Capital

Austin, TX (December 13, 2016) – Carnegie Technologies, developers of the Network Convergence Platform for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers, announced today that it has added four mobile and telecommunications industry veterans to its senior management team to help drive the company through its rebranding, acquisition strategy and go-to-market launch.

Peter Feldman has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, bringing with him 25 years of experience in the networking industry.  Peter has held numerous executive positions, including Vice President of Engineering at AT&T Wi-Fi Services, Wayport and Nomadix.  He has also help development and leadership roles at Xircom.  While at AT&T, Peter was responsible for the development, design and operation of the largest Wi-Fi Hotspot Network in North America.

Paul Struhsaker joins as Chief Technology Officer of Carnegie Labs, the new research and development division of Carnegie Technologies.   Paul was previously CTO of Dell’s Client Solutions Group where he was responsible for technology strategy, innovation pipeline, technology incubation, and thought leadership. Paul’s other roles included SVP Software Engineering at Comcast NBC Universal, VP of Engineering at Cable Vision Systems, VP Silicon Platform at Motorola PCS, and CTO Broadband at Texas Instruments. He was also a founder and CTO of two successful startups: Wi-Fi innovation leader Aironet Wireless (acquired by Cisco) and 4G wireless innovator Raze Technologies.

Kurt Bauer joins the company as Managing Director of Global Sales and Business Development with great depth and experience in the mobile industry.  Kurt was President and CEO of Nomadix, which provided public access networking technology, and President and CEO of One Llama Labs, which provides real-time adaptive learning and audio intelligence to wearables, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Matt Hovis joins the company as Chief Marketing Officer with 20 years of experience delivering award-winning creative solutions and digital products for some of the best-known brands in the world including BMW, Microsoft, HBO and Formula 1.  Prior to joining Carnegie Technologies, Matt was the Vice-President of Brand, Marketing and Communication at M87, a mobile-software company specializing in device-to-device networking and working with industry leading companies like Qualcomm, Google, AT&T and T-Mobile.

“We are so pleased and honored to have these four exceptional and seasoned individuals join our management team,” said Paul Posner, chief executive officer of Carnegie Technologies.  “Peter, Paul, Kurt and Matt add a level of human capital which is really exciting for us and for the industry at large as they will be instrumental in helping us deliver truly ubiquitous connectivity to mobile users across the globe.”

The Carnegie Technologies Network Convergence Platform delivers ubiquitous access across Wi-Fi and cellular networks, expanding the pool of data and voice capacity for mobile operators, wireline carriers and internet service providers to add wireless services to their offerings and supports new applications and business models that rely on access anywhere.

The Network Convergence Platform improves customer experiences while supporting new revenue streams  - all without capital expenditures.   Its products and solutions deliver the critical factors for success: a smooth user experience with our industry leading Hi-Fi Voice™ and Rich Messaging applications with True Gapless Handover, Bandwidth Aggregation and Wireless Access Manager.  

“This is about changing the industry as we know it when it comes to true network convergence and an always-connected world,” added Posner.  “We’ve spared no expense in attracting the highest quality talent and intellectual capital that will make a lasting impression on the industry.”

 

Carnegie Technologies Acquires Pravala Networks

Announces Rebrand of Its Wholly Owned Subsidiaries
Focused on its new Network Convergence Platform™

San Antonio, TX (November 30, 2016) – Carnegie Technologies announced today that it has acquired Pravala Networks, which develops seamless mobility and connected vehicle technologies.  Carnegie also announced that it is rebranding Pravala along with its wholly owned subsidiaries SpectrumMax and CablEnable under the Carnegie Technologies brand. 

The acquisition and rebranding creates a powerful, holistic Network Convergence Platform™ for mobile network operators, wireline carriers, Internet service providers and smart car manufacturers to improve customer experiences while supporting new revenue streams  - all without adding additional infrastructure. 

The new Network Convergence Platform™ from Carnegie Technologies delivers ubiquitous access across Wi-Fi and cellular networks, expanding the pool of data and voice capacity for mobile network operators.  It also enables wireline carriers and internet service providers to add wireless services to their offerings and supports new applications and business models, which rely on access anywhere, including smart cars and autonomous driving technologies. 

Network Convergence Platform™ Selected by Cloud Connect to Expand Network Access and Deliver Ubiquitous Connectivity to Mobile Customers

Wi-Fi NOW Conference Attendees See Results of
Truly Gapless Handover of Calls Between Cellular and Wi-Fi

London, United Kingdom (October 25, 2016) – Carnegie Technologies announced today that Cloud Connect, a leading provider of hosted Wi-Fi and VoIP services in the Netherlands, has selected and deployed Carnegie’s Network Convergence Platform™ to deliver ubiquitous mobile connectivity to end users - everywhere, all the time.  A demonstration of the solution will be on display at the Wi-Fi NOW Expo beginning today in London at booth # 25.

The Carnegie Technologies Network Convergence Platform is the first to offer truly ubiquitous, always-on connectivity between Wi-Fi and cellular networks, for voice and video with no gaps and no dropped sessions. The policy-driven platform uses True Gapless Handover™ to expand the pool of capacity for mobile network operators, improving coverage directly inside homes, businesses, public places, etc. and allowing customers the freedom and flexibility to move about without degradation of service.   In addition to traditional messaging, it allows for rich data-based messaging using Hi-Fi Voice™ and Rich Messaging applications all branded to the carrier.

“Seamless integration of fixed and mobile telephony is a requirement in our key markets of retail, hospitality, and medical practitioners and institutions, and the Network Convergence Platform has allowed us to deliver that always-on connectivity that our customers need and want,” said Peter Van Der Salm, CEO of Cloud Connect.  “We have a long history of co-operation with various providers of fixed-mobile integration solutions (FMC), and have now joined forces with Carnegie Technologies as we feel this is the most advanced FMC solution available today.”

Carnegie Technologies’ Head of Software Development Nicholas Armstrong will be speaking on the Wi-Fi NOW panel “Carrier Wi-Fi debate: convergence, cities & enterprise” discussing the role for carriers in the emerging smart city market, how Wi-Fi will be used, the outlook for mobile and Wi-Fi convergence, and more.  The panel takes place on Thursday, October 27th at 11am BST and also includes representatives from KPN, Sky and Boingo Wireless.

“We’ve cracked the code for delivering a truly seamless handover of voice and data between cellular and Wi-Fi, and the Wi-Fi NOW conference is a perfect vehicle to debut our Network Convergence Platform deployment with Cloud Connect to the industry,” said Kurt Bauer, Managing Director of Global Sales and Business Development of Carnegie Technologies.  “With current deployments in Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia, for the first time ever operators of any size are remaining competitive by expanding their networks and delivering on that promise of always-on mobile connectivity.”