Introducing the X-5HM Digital Signage Player

By | December 19, 2014

Earlier this week, Silex launched the X-5HM, a Digital Signage player with robust wireless capability and multiple content zones.

X-5HMTraditional Digital Signage players are often in the form of an embedded PC with a bloated operating system. They include high power requirements, have moving parts, and require complex cabling to transfer the contents. Then you have to purchase digital signage management software for splitting contents into sections on screen, scheduling the playback contents, encoding the software, and transferring it to the media player(s). They can include costly startup and maintenance fees, and the solution comes from multiple vendors.

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FCC Update for 802.11d – “World Wide Roaming”

By | December 17, 2014

fcc-logo_light-blue-gradient-on-grayFCC plans to prohibit the use of “World Wide Roaming”. What this means is that wireless clients will not be allowed to use the 802.11d specification to automatically configure themselves to their local regulatory domain in the US. This update will require the manufacturer to set the country domain code for their products to US. This new FCC rule will also prevent any end-user from making changes to transmitter RF parameters if it is not authorized to do so in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands.

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SX-ULPAN Demo at Freescale America’s FAE Event

By | December 12, 2014

Silex Technology participated at the Freescale FAE event held in Austin, Texas a few weeks ago. It was relatively a small event held in a very private manner with Freescale FAE’s and ecosystem partners. It was exciting as it was at this event that Silex unveiled their latest ultra-low-power Wi-Fi module, the SX-ULPAN.

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IEEE 802.11ah: A Long Range 802.11 WLAN at Sub 1 GHz

By | November 30, 2014

80211ah802.11-1997 was the first wireless networking standard in the family, but 802.11b was the first widely accepted one, followed by 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac. Other standards in the family are service amendments and extensions or corrections to the previous specifications.

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