Advantech Introduces ASAT II™ WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology

first_imgAdvantech Wireless has released its WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology for its ASAT II Multiservice VSAT System to address the high complexity of new generation multiservice IP broadband satellite deployments. The WaveSwitch is a novel service modeling architecture that dynamically optimizes waveform assignment to achieve the highest application performance, with minimum satellite bandwidth resources and the highest network utilization.The ASAT II™ System’s unique WaveSwitch technology coupled with Advantech’s 3D-BoD™ multidimensional bandwidth-on-demand scheduling and bandwidth allocation system represents a major breakthrough in the way VSAT platforms are optimized. Current generation VSAT systems typically partition bandwidth space segment by waveform, and usually waveform selection is done at provisioning. The unique WaveSwitch on-the-fly waveform and access method switching technology, enables to add new dimensions to bandwidth allocation decisions in addition to data rate requirements, applying in real-time the most efficient and best suited waveform for dynamic application requirements, automating the previously manual selection process. This enables achieving quality SATCOM services at the highest efficiency and network utilization.With WaveSwitch, no manual intervention is required. The system dynamically assigns from Advantech Wireless’ RCSX selection of waveforms – ASCPC™, MF-TDMA, and SCPC DVB-S2/S2X. It seamlessly optimizes the access technology to the dynamic and varying customer application requirements in real time, allocating bandwidth from a common space segment pool.The WaveSwitch was on display at the SATELLITE 2017 event in Washington DC, USA.last_img read more

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SEC Media Days opens Monday;LSU takes stage Thursday

first_imgLSU coach Les Miles answers a reporter’s question during last year’s SEC Football Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.LSU coach Les Miles answers a reporter’s question during last year’s SEC Football Media Days at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala.BATON ROUGE – Reporters covering the Southeastern Conference Media Days Monday through Thursday in Hoover, Alabama, may be a little less embarrassed this week.After all, they broke a five-year losing streak a year ago at the SEC Media Days by correctly picking the league champion. Five out of 23 isn’t bad, right? The media’s batting average since the league office began tabulating predictions at this summer tradition of propaganda press conferences in 1992 is a lowly .217. The next round of predictions will be released on Thursday not long before LSU coach Les Miles speaks.Alabama was voted champion last year, and the Crimson Tide responded by winning the SEC with a 12-1 overall mark and 7-1 in the SEC. One out of six isn’t bad, right (.166 picking average)? Most of the several hundred to 1,000 reporters who regularly cover this granddaddy of July football tend to cover the brand name 45 minutes south of this Birmingham suburb in Tuscaloosa, and Alabama was picked to win five previous times since 1992, but failed to do so.Do not be surprised if the Tide, which went on to lose in the first college football Final Four to eventual champion Ohio State last season, is picked again, and do not be surprised if that media streak ends at one. The only previous times the media correctly predicted the champions were in 2007 with LSU, 2008 with Florida and 1994 and ’95 with Florida. LSU has not been picked to win the SEC since, though it won the title in 2011. LSU was picked third last season.The Tigers, who are coming off a disappointing 8-5 season in which they finished fifth in the SEC West at 4-4, are not likely to be voted to win the league with continued issues at quarterback entering the season. Miles will likely be asked on Thursday about junior returning starting quarterback Anthony Jennings, whom he placed on indefinite suspension last month after Jennings was arrested on a felony charge of unauthorized entry of a residence. Miles has also indefinitely suspended defensive tackle Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas after being arrested on similar charges.In addition to the off-field issue, Jennings is also coming off a season in which he finished 83rd in the nation and 13th in the SEC in passing efficiency at 118.3. So, another topic for Miles may be sophomore quarterback Brandon Harris and the fact that he may have even more of a chance for the starting job if Jennings’ suspension stretches into August practices and the season, which begins on Sept. 5 against McNeese State in Tiger Stadium.Miles may enjoy the questions about the three players who will accompany him to Hoover more, particularly those about sophomore tailback Leonard Fournette. He is among the SEC’s leading returning rushers from 2014 as he finished with 1,034 yards on 187 carries. Joining Fournette from LSU will be junior middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith, who, like Fournette, finished strong last season, and senior offensive tackle Vadal Alexander, who will lead perhaps the SEC’s best offensive line.Newly crowned SEC commissioner Greg Sankey will kick off the SEC Media Days at 11:30 a.m. Monday with an opening address to reporters as he replaces Mike Slive, who retired recently following 13 years on the job. Sankey, 50, has been with the SEC since Slive started in 2002. Previously, he was the commissioner of the Southland Conference from 1996-2002 and was the director of NCAA compliance and academic services at Northwestern State in 1990 and ’91 when he was also the golf coach for the Demons.Auburn’s Gus Malzahn will be the first coach to the podium in the main ballroom at the Wynfrey Hotel on Monday afternoon, followed by new Florida coach Jim McElwain and then Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason.On Tuesday, Mississippi State senior quarterback Dak Prescott of Haughton High School will be one of the featured players for the second straight year. The Bulldogs and coach Dan Mullen will follow South Carolina and Texas A&M before Tennessee.Alabama coach Nick Saban leads off Wednesday’s proceedings, followed by Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Georgia and Ole Miss will appear before LSU on Thursday.last_img read more

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FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament!

first_imgIceCap Share this post Hey everyone, about a year and a half ago I started Sioux-Jersey.com, dedicated to the history of Fighting Sioux jerseys. I felt it was now good enough to share with the Sportslogos.net community. ****Please note: I know there are a number of posters on Sportslogos.net that are against Native American nicknames. I can respect your opinion on the subject matter, but please do myself (and others) a favor by not turning this into a nickname rant thread. Thank you.VOTE NOW BY CLICKING ABOVE GRAPHIC OR CLICKING HERE!!Now that the Sioux nickname era has come to an end, it’s time to determine which jersey will go down as the fan favorite of All-Time. about: The winner will be determined by you, the fans. The tournament will be in bracket format. I’ve narrowed down the field to 16, now it’s up to YOU to VOTE and determine a winner! I’ve chosen eight home white jerseys as well as eight dark jerseys with each white jersey going against a dark in the first round. There are four Divisions of four jerseys, each named after the four National Championship winning Sioux coaches. The bracket is also divided into two Regions, those named after two of the most influential people in Sioux hockey history. The divisons/regions are there to help divide up the voting and for you to discuss which division/region you think is going to win!WHEN: Voting is now open! Each round of voting will last one week, starting December 26, 2012.-Gasparini & May Divisions — 12/26/12 – 1/2/13-Blais & Thorndycraft Divisions — 1/2/13 – 1/9/13-Engelstad Regional Semi-Finals — 1/9/13 – 1/16/13-Purpur Regional Semi-Finals — 1/16/13 – 1/23/13-Semi-Finals — 1/23/13 – 1/30/13-Championship — 1/30/13 – 2/6/13Check out the bracket to see how things stack up right now:Which jerseys are your favorites? What’s your favorite first round matchups?? Vote now!HELP SPREAD THE WORD ON FACEBOOK! Check out the Event Page by Clicking Here! (Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the Sioux-Jersey.com page while you’re at it!)Also, for all you tweeters…. @siouxjersey #greatestsiouxjerseyI’d love to hear any feedback on the site while you browse around. Thanks for voting! Members 27 Share on other sites Posted December 27, 2012 Members FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament! The 1950-57 green jersey in the May Division should win the whole thing. It’s perfect! ColeJ Share on other sites Recommended Posts As much as I disliked the whole Nike Swift jerseys (for anyone) when they came out, somehow it’s become one of my favorite uniforms they’ve ever worn. It may be because they always did so well in those, or that they’re so different, but I really like ’em. Now, to try and find one… Posted January 1, 2013 FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament! Big A HG Prev 10 We the North! 0 Share on other sites chriscj83 Share this post Hontas Posted December 30, 2012 84 Posted December 27, 2012 max 21,575 Location:Bemidji, MN max 513 posts 2 -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo…Why you gotta do that? Share this post Moderators Varsity Blue 513 posts Share this post Share this post Big A HG Share on other sites Link to post Members Followers 0 Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote.Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!You’re welcome. IceCap Members SportsLogos.Net Location:Waxahachie, Texas Link to post Location:Tampa, FL 84 Joshawaggie 10 Share on other sites All Activity Link to post Share on other sites IceCap Posted December 30, 2012 Share this post chriscj83 Great poll, nice site. I like it. 2 45,948 posts 21,575 Share on other sites Posted December 29, 2012 Link to post Location:SPAMTOWN, MN chriscj83 21,575 Posted December 27, 2012 10 Location:SPAMTOWN, MN 10 Share this post Link to post Location:Bemidji, MN Moderators 0 @Big A HG – How did you go about getting all the info you needed as far as illustrating all the jerseys you have on your site? Were you able to just work off of jerseys and pictures that you have, or did you get some help from the university?I’d imagine it wasn’t super easy to get some pictures of the older uniforms, as it’s even a task to get good pictures from the 80’s through the mid 90’s. Share on other sites 84 45,948 posts Posted December 28, 2012 Share on other sites Link to post Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Amen!I wish the Sioux had been more original than to use a green version of the Blackhawk logo. The logo in Hontas’ sig would have been better.They did actually use it for two seasons. I haven’t dug up a story on why it disappeared, but the logo was used pretty extensively throughout campus in the late 50s – early 60s.Thanks again for all the votes and kind words about the site. It’s been a long process in the making, but has been a blast. Members Share on other sites Share this post Sports Logo News 280 posts 51 280 posts Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote.Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Very cool contest Big A HG, thanks for posting the link. Page 1 of 2   Posted December 27, 2012 jesus… stop picking on the sioux just to pick on the sioux.where’s this level of outrage over “ford field” or anything named after that nazi?it’s possible to separate the two topics and judge north dakota uniforms on purely uniform-aesthetic qualities, without bringing up the politics of dead men. 84 Share this post Sports Logos We the North! Share on other sites Share this post Posted December 27, 2012 93 21,575 Link to post Moderators Share this post 0 2 1,259 Location:Seattle Hontas 27 Forums Home Link to post Joshawaggie 10 280 posts Share this post 2,359 posts 27 0 Posted December 28, 2012 Next Big A HG 513 posts 737 posts Link to post Share this post Gee, thanks for your permission for us to continue after you’ve satisfied your compulsive desire to hector the board with something only tangentially related to the topic!Amen!I wish the Sioux had been more original than to use a green version of the Blackhawk logo. The logo in Hontas’ sig would have been better. 84 Posted December 27, 2012 Members 0 Share this post Link to post 394 posts Big A HG 10 Next Share on other sites Members 10 280 posts IceCap 93 Sign in to follow this   Link to post 10 Go To Topic Listing 84 Sports Logo News Members 0 Link to post Fantastic web site. Very well done. This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted December 29, 2012 Sign in to follow this   0 11,718 posts 10 walby2 Member of the Right Brigade 1,259 0 1,259 Prev Banned Forums Home 6,476 posts 280 posts ColeJ Big A HG 0 2 46 Share on other sites 0 21,575 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism. Posted December 28, 2012 142 21,575 2 Big A HG Joshawaggie Share on other sites Posted December 29, 2012 Share this post 10 Link to post CrazyAnna 46 0 142 0 142 Link to post Share this post Members Varsity Blue 21,575 142 The NFL season has finally returned. 🙂 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.I know he’s technically right,The best kind of right! [/Futurama]but why bring it up, especially in a harmless thing like this? People can’t just let others have fun anymore, there’s always someone waiting to piss on it.Though I opposed the movement to force the University to keep a name they had lost the right to use I wasn’t planning on commenting in this thread at all. If I did, it would have only been to say that I think the black 2002-2006 sweater is probably the best one listed.Then max brought the fact that a bracket is named after Ralph Engelstad, known neo-Nazi, to light. Sorry, that offends me. And seeing as the original poster posted this vote in a forum that I too am a member of, I have the right to be offended at that.Anyway I’ve said my piece. Continue on with your vote. chriscj83 Big A HG Posted December 27, 2012 Location:Ann Arbor, MI Link to post 46 Share this post 84 0 Location:Bemidji, MN Posted December 29, 2012 10 IceCap Posted December 29, 2012 chriscj83 He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.I know he’s technically right, but why bring it up, especially in a harmless thing like this? People can’t just let others have fun anymore, there’s always someone waiting to piss on it. IceCap 51 Big A HG 51 Share this post 142 93 Location:Salt Fork of the Brazos, Texas 767 posts Share on other sites chriscj83 CrazyAnna Posted December 27, 2012 Link to post Big A HG Page 1 of 2   2 Members All Activity If you haven’t voted yet, only two days left to cast your first round votes!Thanks to those who have participated so far! 2 Link to post Embracing the suck. 0 Link to post 0 Members 142 84 Members Link to post Followers 0 45,948 posts Share this post Posted December 27, 2012 10 Location:Tampa, FL Michigan Dave Location:Tampa, FL -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo… Members Big A HG 836 posts Link to post We the North! Members 10 walby2 Members @Big A HG – How did you go about getting all the info you needed as far as illustrating all the jerseys you have on your site? Were you able to just work off of jerseys and pictures that you have, or did you get some help from the university?I’d imagine it wasn’t super easy to get some pictures of the older uniforms, as it’s even a task to get good pictures from the 80’s through the mid 90’s.Tons of research. There are photos out there, but many are few and far between. Some of the hardest photos to find were from the lulls in success the team had in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The 1986-93 style jersey had so many variations, and so many in the same game, it’s nearly impossible to completely decipher it all and even I don’t have all the info sorted out completely. There were five variations of the S-patch during that time, also variations of the: font (though subtle), striping, WCHA patches, and CCM logo.I’ve used a number of different tools to find things out. The school library covers the 40s-60s pretty well, but not much beyond that. Team photos help a lot, but are very difficult to find. Really, it’s been a 5-6 year process and I never had intentions of making a website about it, but when discussing different things with other Sioux jersey fanatics, I decided to have fun putting a site together.Nearly all of the jerseys are pretty darn accurately recreated down to the seams, but of course there are a few things here and there I could still learn, but most are small. All the logos and everything I’ve recreated in high-resolution based on photos and other means, but I keep them under tight wraps as I’ve had numerous people wanting to use them to sell products.I could write SO much more on the subject, and maybe I’ll cover it in a blog entry in the future, but I’ll leave it at that for now. Michigan Dave Share this post Joshawaggie 0 2 10 Favourite Logos:Washington State (1995-pres)Seattle Seahawks (1976-2001 / 2012-pres)Seattle MarinersSeattle Supersonics (1975-1995)Seattle Sounders FCSan Antonio Spurs (1989-2003) Share on other sites -Ralph Engelstad was a Nazi and threatened to withdraw all funding to the UND athletic department if they changed the nickname.-UND currently draws the most fans per game (at Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks) among all North American college, junior, and minor league hockey teams (NHL is locked out).-The students at UND have recently voted to change the school’s athletic nickname and the nickname will be changed soon.-It’s tough to vote for anything in the “Ralph Engelstad Division,” soooo…He’s right though.I wasn’t going to comment on this vote due to the nickname issues (the issue is settled both parties can move on), but naming an entire bracket after a known racist and neo-Nazi will bring your vote a good deal of legitimate criticism.This is not the place for Sioux nickname dicussions. That’s not what this thread is for.If you’d care to continue your conversations, there are a number of threads that are better suited (these are just three…and you’ve already made your point in them Ice_Cap)http://boards.sports…sioux +nicknamehttp://boards.sports…ickname__st__20http://boards.sports…sioux +nicknameThanks to those who’ve checked out the site and taken time to vote! 747 posts 1 0 Members 0 11,718 posts 21,575 Share on other sites Share on other sites 1 By Big A HG, December 27, 2012 in Sports Logo News 21,575 Embracing the suck. 84 Share on other sites 10 Share on other sites Sports Logos SportsLogos.Net Voted, your site looks great as always! Not seeing the away ’87 jersey made me sad, though. 0 0 FAN VOTE: Greatest Sioux Jersey Ever Tournament!last_img read more

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Sluggish Jazz drop fourth straight, lose to Denver 105-91

first_imgDENVER — Perhaps it was not surprising that the Utah Jazz would struggle Sunday night at the Pepsi Center where they were playing their third game in four nights after playing the day before in Houston.But the Jazz were never really in what should have been a winnable game against a Denver team three games behind them in the division standings that hadn’t beaten the Jazz in their last five tries.The Jazz were out of this one from the start and never challenged the Nuggets in a 105-91 loss before 12,565 fans.Coming off a nine-point loss the day before, the Jazz looked listless from the opening tip when they failed to score on six of their first seven possessions and faced an uphill battle the rest of the night. They trailed by 10 points after one quarter and by as many as 20 points in the second half as the Nuggets cruised to their fifth victory in 13 games, while the Jazz lost their fourth straight to fall to 7-8 on the season.As bad as the Jazz were offensively, coach Quin Snyder blamed the poor play on defense.“It’s not playing defense, ironically,” Snyder said. “The group needs to defend. Finding a rhythm or getting going or having a feel … all of those things are important. To be a really good team you have to have all those things. Foundationally we’ve always been about playing defense. When all those other things aren’t going well, that’s what you fall back on.”The Jazz seemed to lack spark all night with no one leading a team that’s in need of leadership right now with George Hill and Derrick Favors out with injuries.Gordon Hayward had a better outing after struggling the last three games as he led the Jazz with 25 points on 9-of-21 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the line.Otherwise, the Jazz got very little offensively.Dante Exum was a bright spot for the Jazz early with several strong drives to the basket, but he wasn’t as good when he settled for outside jumpers, finishing 0 for 5 from 3-point range. Exum finished with 10 points as did Rodney Hood and Joe Johnson.“We started off sluggish, it’s been a long two weeks,” said Hood. “But it’s no excuse. We need to hit a couple of shots, and if we’re not hitting shots we need to get stops. They played a really good pace tonight and had us on our heels.”The Nuggets were determined to push the pace against the Jazz who rank last in the league in pace of play. As it turned out, the Jazz actually had more fast-break points (13-6), but the Nuggets played better in the halfcourt, making 48.8 percent of their shots, compared to 38.8 percent for the Jazz.The Nuggets had balanced scoring with Jamal Murray and Wilson Chandler scoring 18 and 17 points, respectively, off the bench, and Jusuf Nurkic scoring 16, Danilo Gallinnari 13, Nikola Jokic 12 and Emmanuel Mudiay 10.Denver would have won by 20 or 25 points if not for its abysmal free-throw shooting as it finished with 13 of 30 from the line, with Nurkic going 0 for 6.The Jazz sloshed through a first quarter in which they shot just 5 for 22 from the field and 0 for 6 from 3-point range and trailed 24-14. The Denver lead got as high as 19 points in the second quarter at 47-28 before a late Jazz spurt cut the lead to 12 at the half at 53-41.The Jazz cut a 15-point lead in the third quarter to nine at 71-62 after a throw-down dunk by Rudy Gobert, but the Nuggets pushed the lead back to 76-63 by quarter’s end. In the fourth quarter, the lead reached 20 at 101-81 on a Murray jump shot.The Jazz and Nuggets will play again Wednesday night at Vivint Arena, with the Nuggets having to play Chicago Tuesday night at home.last_img read more

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