Heinz Gothe GmbH is specialized in processing stainless steel, heat-resistant steels, and highly corrosion-resistant alloys such as Monel, Inconel®, nickel, copper-nickel, Hastelloy®, and titanium. The company was founded in 1920 as a Coppersmith in Düren (Germany) and has been family-owned ever since. At Heinz Gothe’s production site in Mönchengladbach (Germany), more than 120 employees work every day to produce the highest quality for its customers. With almost 100 years of history, the company has established itself as a reliable partner among its global customers from the energy, chemical, paper, and other industries.

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5G is an evolving technology that will usher in an age of accelerated innovation connecting people, things and machines, through continuing improvements in mobile wireless communications. This 5G Americas whitepaper titled “Security Considerations for the 5G Era,” highlights enhanced security protocols for 5G, as it evolves and matures to address emerging, security threats in the wireless cellular landscape. The white paper identifies how 5G wireless technology significantly differs from previous generations

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5G technologies are increasingly delivering enhanced networking speed, latency, bandwidth, privacy and other benefits supporting emerging applications that are built on the proven technology of private LTE networks today. This white paper showcases how 5G private networks are suitable for different groups of applications, detailing specific architectures applicable to building various types of private networks. In addition, the paper also analyzes how different types of spectrum (licensed, unlicensed, and shared) can be utilized in building private networks.

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5G or “Fifth Generation” is a commercial reality with approaching one hundred and fifty network deployments worldwide. It is a force central to the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. 5G technologies are a major driver for a dizzying array of groundbreaking digital services and changes that will sweep across the world over the next decade. The transition to 5G is transforming our lives, our economy, our jobs, and our industries as evidence emerges each day.

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Pumps that operate for extensive periods of time are subject to structural damage as well as wear and tear of components, regardless of whether they are for urban water supply and drainage, raw water intake in water treatment plants, or wastewater discharge from factories. These issues can cause urban flooding after torrential rain, water outages in industrial zones, and other major incidents. Therefore, water pumps require periodic repair and maintenance to ensure normal operation at pumping stations. To identify issues and perform repairs as quickly as possible, IoT technologies can be implemented to introduce remote monitoring and operation and management

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At the same time as Intel launched the new Apollo Lake processors, the SGET released the SMARC 2.0 specification, leading many engineers to wonder: “Which of the three credit card sized form factors should I choose – COM Express Mini, Qseven or SMARC 2.0?”

First off, here’s some reassurance – the well-known industry mantra “Never change a running system” still holds. Engineers who have designed their systems on the basis of COM Express Mini or Qseven have chosen a reliable platform and they can continue to work with both form factors for many years to come. But what is the recommendation for new system designs? What should those system designers consider? There is no easy answer to this question, and one needs some market insights to make a good decision. So let’s start with a brief look at the history of Computer-on-Modules (COMs) to see the entire picture.

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The Internet of Things and increasing network bandwidths are significantly changing the way applications are designed. Edge and fog computing provide extremely powerful server technology at the edge of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Server-on-Modules from congatec with Intel® Xeon® processor technology target precisely this application field.

Edge servers are deployed on the verges of the Internet. Because they perform important tasks for the network as well as the local applications, they are – in addition to IoT gateways – the most important building block for the IIoT. Fog computers fulfil very similar functions. But what exactly is fog computing? The term was coined in analogy to cloud servers: In contrast to clouds, fog settles in the valley. Clouds are high up in the network, fogs are low down at the local IIoT level. This sums up the difference between cloud and fog servers. Unlike edge servers, fog servers add real-time virtualization across multiple systems to the picture.

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Computer modules are now empowered to be deployed in servers, a fact PICMG recognizes with the recent publication of the COM Express Type 7 specification. With the launch of this specification, congatec is now offering application-ready server-on-modules with Intel® Xeon® D processors.

The use of modules in servers has not been common until now, partly because server technology developers have had their own ideas about the specific hardware design of the systems, and partly because they had the volumes to justify developing dedicated systems. This is why there are currently a large number of dedicated systems with homogeneous designs in carrier networks and server farms.

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