Japan – Milestone of THz Communication

Scientists from a project coordinated by Technische Universitat Braunschweig in Germany and Waseda University in Japan with ten other partners from five countries have succeeded for the first time worldwide in developing a bidirectional THz radio link that can be connected as a “backhaul” to the data network of mobile radio providers. This link achieved by the Horizon Europe-funded new windowThoR project, can realise high data rates and thus play an important role in the network infrastructure of the future. On 29 and 30 June, the THz radio link will be presented in a final workshop of the ThoR project.

The Braunschweig radio relay link connects the Oker Tower with TU Braunschweig’s IT Centre over a distance of 160 metres. Credits: Thomas Kürner/ TU Braunschweig

Fibre-optic cables are not always the best option when it comes to transmitting data. Especially in cities, it is often not possible to connect every base station of the mobile network by cable. Radio relay links provide an alternative solution. With the help of antennas mounted on roofs, they can bridge distances of up to one kilometre. This creates important backhaul connections between mobile radio cells and the nodes of the mobile radio network without the need for any road construction work.

Until now, the high data rates produced by the 5G mobile communications standard, which will continue to increase in the future 6G standard, favoured a fibre-optic connection between stations to the data networks. The international ThoR project has now succeeded in developing a bidirectional terahertz radio link that can reliably transmit these high data volumes. The frequency range above 300 gigahertz is used for this as it offers enough spectrum for high data rates.

The ThoR-backhaul link is the only one of its kind in the world to offer a bidirectional real data connection and connects TU Braunschweig’s IT centre with the Oker high-rise building over a distance of 160 metres. It can transmit data rates of 2×20 Gbit/s net at a bandwidth of 2×8.64 GHz and is scalable over the bandwidth so that higher data rates can also be realised. Professor Thomas Kurner, coordinator of the European part of the project: “We have realised an application-oriented complete solution here, which can already be used as a backhaul link in the data network in the near future.” In addition, as the first backhaul link of its kind, its functionality also complies with the IEEE 802.15.3 standard. The IEEE 802.15.3 standard was already developed in the run-up to the ThoR project and substantial research contributions were made by TU Braunschweig and several of the Japan-based partners.

On 29 and 30 June, the final workshop of the ThoR project will take place in hybrid form. In addition to attending the workshop in person in the Aula of the Haus der Wissenschaft (Pockelstrabetae 11, 38106 Braunschweig), it will also be possible to participate online. The core of the workshop is the demonstration of the backhaul track with a tour of the developed THz hardware. Registration for the workshop is possible new windowonline.

The ThoR project is funded by the EU through the Horizon 2020 research framework programme (Grant Agreement 814523) and by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology in Japan with a total of three million euros. The project started on 1 July 2018 and will end on 30 June 2022.

Partners of the ThoR project:
TU Braunschweig (EU coordinator, Germany), Waseda University (Japanese coordinator, Japan), Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan), Gifu University (Japan), University of Stuttgart (Germany), Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF (Germany), University of Lille-CNRS IEMN&PhLAM Laboratories (France), HRCP R&D Partnership (Japan), Vivid Components Ltd (UK), Siklu Communication Ltd (Israel), NEC Corporation (Japan) and Deutsche Telekom (Germany/Czech Republic).

Further information can be found at: https://thorproject.eu/

About NEC Corporation

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Move Over Ketchup Popsicle, the Tacosicle is Here

 Canada broke the internet with their Ketchup Popsicle dubbed the Frenchsicle and that got the team at TacoTuesday.com thinking and googling. According to dozens of marketing firms, two out of every three Americans prefer salsa to ketchup. Factor in that tacos are everyone’s favorite food on planet earth and the team decided a Tacosicle was needed. Although these beauties are not sold in stores, you’ll find they are easy to make. Granted not many (if any) will want to eat these but taco fans can find the tacos they’ll actually want to eat at TacoTuesday.com.

The Tacosicle, featured here, is a vibrant combination of taco toppings, including cheese, cilantro, serrano peppers, Tapatio, tomatoes, shredded meat and tortillas.

“Tacos and Taco Tuesday are fun,” said Pamela Waitt, founder of TacoTuesday.com. “We tend to have a spicy personality, so the Tacosicle just makes sense to us. Try it for yourself and decide which trend is better, the Frenchsicle or the #Tacosicle!”

TacoTuesday.com is on a mission to find the best of the best while living the best taco lifestyle possible. The taco obsessed can share their Tacosicle moments using the hashtag #tacosicle and the best video on TikTok & IG will win 2 tickets to a summertime Secret Taco Tuesday dinner society party at exclusive locations, with incredible chefs, tacos and tequila.


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Katie’s Pizza Will Donate to The Haven of Grace, Help Fund Support Services for Homeless and Pregnant Women

 Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria’s next Giveback Tuesday event will take place on Tuesday, June 28 in Town and Country, Missouri. Funds raised from the day will be donated to The Haven of Grace, a nonprofit organization that provides homeless and pregnant women in the St. Louis community with a place to live, educational programs, and long-term support.

Every month, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria features a local nonprofit organization and donates 100% of profits from the entire day to the charity. So far, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria has donated $325,500 to local nonprofit organizations.

The Haven of Grace will use the funds raised from Giveback Tuesday to grow its three-tier program.

The Maternity Shelter houses women ages 18+ and children, ages 5 and under. The moms learn life skills and receives GED coaching or continuing educational support while safely navigating a healthy pregnancy and delivery. They can stay for a full year after the baby is born.

Families can then move into The Quad Apartments. In this two-year program, The Haven of Grace continues to provide moms with support as they live independently. Moms are required to be working or in school, and save 30% of their income toward a down payment on a future place to live.

Then, families can join their Aftercare Program for up to 10 years. The Haven of Grace offers as-needed support to help moms avoid homelessness, progress toward their goals, or secure stable housing. Moms can continue to participate in classes and select social gatherings.

Founded in 1988, this nonprofit organization serves more than 100 families each year. To learn more about The Haven of Grace, please visit https://havenofgracestl.org/.

About Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria

Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria is open from Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Curbside pickup and patio service will also be available. To order curbside pickup, please visit www.katiespizzaandpasta.com.

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Happay Ranked as the Best Travel and Expense Management Platform at the Digital Transformation Summit Held in Dubai

 Last week, Happay, a T&E management company was awarded the “Best Travel and Expense Management Platform” at the 12th edition of the Digital Transformation Summit held on 22-23 June in Dubai.

Under the theme “Decoding Barriers to Pave the Way for UAE’s Digital Future,” Digital Transformation Summit UAE brought together UAE’s 200+ CTOs, CIOs, CISOs, heads of digital transformation, IT infrastructure, cyber security, information and communication technologies and other experts in the domain.

The summit saw many expert speakers and thought leaders paving the way for crucial discussions, sharing incredible case studies and best practices to decode the barriers to the digital future. The central part of the summit was one-on-one meetings and networking sessions between leaders to share and gain knowledge with peers from across the industries of the UAE.

Happay, which serves over 6,500 businesses, managing work-related expenses for over 2 million users globally with about $3 billion in annual spending, generated tremendous interest in the summit. Serving across 20 countries in more than 40 verticals, Happay has rapidly become one of the most trusted choices of businesses across the globe.

The company provides cloud-based end-to-end business spend management software. With an enterprise-ready suite of Travel, Expense and Payment solutions that is well-integrated, the platform gives businesses 100% real-time visibility & control of their pre-, on- and post-travel spends.

Happay is now associated with some of the leading industry names like PWC, the Tata Group, Maruti Suzuki and many more. In a short time of stepping into the Middle East, it has become a preferred T&E software of CIOs and CFOs, ahead of all the legacy solutions in the region.

The eligibility criteria for the award included having contributed significantly towards successfully delivering game-changing digital transformation initiatives with trailblazing technology products, solutions, or services. The 2022 edition of the Digital Transformation Summit saw a brilliant response from leaders across UAE and was organised by Exito Media Concepts Pvt Ltd at Sofitel Obelisk.


Sakshi Chetule

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In a New Study, Principled Technologies Shows Data Analytics Performance Advantages of Microsoft Azure Lsv3-Series VMs Enabled by 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

 Business leaders need the right information at the right time. For organizations that get their information from cloud-powered data analytics apps, faster VMs can provide insights that enable stakeholders to make decisions sooner. When Principled Technologies compared the performance of Microsoft Azure Lsv3-series VMs to that of older Lsv1-series VMs, they found compelling speed advantages.

According to the report, “At each VM size, we found that the Lsv3-series VMs with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors analyzed data more than twice as fast. For small VMs, the Lsv3-series VMs processed the workload with up to 2.72 times the speed of their Lsv1-series counterparts. Similarly, the medium Lsv3-series VMs presented a performance increase of up to 2.61 times; the large VMs, up to 2.09 times… This performance increase could enable you to achieve insights more quickly and implement solutions that might help your business gain a competitive edge.”

To learn more, read the report: https://facts.pt/bG3rLqj.

About Principled Technologies, Inc.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of technology marketing and learning & development services.

Principled Technologies, Inc. is located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. For more information, please visit www.principledtechnologies.com.

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