MINNETONKA, Minn., March 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Digi International(R), , a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, announced that on Monday, March 6 at approximately 12:20 p.m. C.T. its Digi XBee(R) 802.15.4 modules will be used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of a test program for wireless communications within satellites and payloads from the International Space Station (ISS).
Slightly after noontime on Monday, at an altitude of approximately 250 miles, the ISS will release a TechEdSat 5 (Technical and Educational Satellite 5), a cuboid-shaped device, approximately the size of a fire extinguisher. After a 30-minute time-period, Digi XBee modules, taking the place of wired connections, will begin to operate as the wireless "data-crossroads" between key components of the satellite. At ten second intervals, the Digi XBees will transmit important orbital data within the satellite including the satellite's translational acceleration and angular rate, magnetic field, atmospheric pressure, temperature, and strain. This data will then be used in the design of future satellites.
Typically, data communications are transmitted through wired connections, but as part of a "wireless-in-space" effort, NASA is working to augment traditional wiring with wireless networking to lessen weight, increase payload capacity and create new communication models. For example, through wireless communications, future satellites could communicate directly with each other in a mesh network.
"This is another example of the limitless possibilities of wireless communications," said Rob Faludi, chief innovation officer, Digi International. "NASA is continually expanding the boundaries of creating and applying innovative technologies and we're thrilled to be part of these efforts."
In addition to testing wireless communications within the satellite while in orbit, the mission will include the testing of a passive de-orbit system for the ISS to bring samples back to earth in an "on-demand" model.
Typical de-orbit delivery methods require the use of rocket technology to decelerate delivery payloads, but, due to safety concerns, storage of rockets on the ISS is not a possibility. NASA's Ames Research Center in California's Silicon Valley has been experimenting with "drag" technology to deliver payloads in a parachute-like manner back to earth through the use of an Exo-Brake, a specially-designed braking device that operates similar to a parachute at extremely high speeds and low air pressures, designed to descend to earth over a period of weeks.
Over the course of its descent, Digi XBee will be transmitting data on the performance and testing of the modulating Exo-Brake as it changes its surface area to allow the satellite to more precisely enter the atmosphere.
As a first test, the initial deployment will call for the satellite to be burned up in the atmosphere, but later missions are planned with wingsail style parachutes that will continue the effort to bring perishable experiment samples quickly back from the ISS.
"NASA is looking at wireless sensor technology as another tool to help understand vehicle dynamics, heat-shield or ablator performance, and fluid mechanics" said Marcus S. Murbach, principal investigator, at Ames. "Of particular interest is the application of wireless sensor technology to a controllable Exo-Brake - to which data can be compared to entry systems models of drag-based de-orbit."
For more information on Digi's role in working with NASA, see "Digi International Onboard NASA's SOAREX-8 Suborbital Flight."
About Digi International
Digi International is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we've helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com, or call 877-912-3444 (U.S.) or 952-912-3444 (International).
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LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Establishing an industry first, T-Mobile Arena has entered into an extended multi-year agreement with UFC((R)) that names the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization as an Anchor Tenant of the arena owned by Las Vegas Arena Company, LLC, which is majority owned by AEG and MGM Resorts International .
The partnership, which also establishes T-Mobile Arena as UFC's exclusive Las Vegas arena destination, marks the first time that a global sports brand, other than a professional sports franchise, has been named as an Anchor Tenant for a sports and entertainment venue. The milestone agreement was negotiated by UFC owners WME | IMG, LLC; Zuffa, LLC and the ownership partners of T-Mobile Arena, which opened April 6, 2016 and has already hosted three of UFC's most successful events including UFC((R)) 200: TATE vs. NUNES, UFC((R)) 202: DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2 and UFC((R)) 207: NUNES vs. ROUSEY.
"Las Vegas has always been the home of UFC, and after more than a decade it is awesome to now have a historic venue deal in the Fight Capital of the World to make it official," UFC President Dana White said.
UFC Senior Vice President of Event Development and Operations Peter Dropick echoed White's excitement: "In less than one year, we have set multiple records in the T-Mobile Arena and we look forward to continuing to work with our long-standing partners, both world leaders in the arena and entertainment sectors, to elevate and showcase the best of our brand."
The comprehensive agreement calls for UFC to host a minimum of four events annually. UFC will have priority scheduling for designated major events windows, such as International Fight Week, and will have a presence at T-Mobile Arena - headlining the welcome sign in the lobby alongside the Vegas Golden Knights, as well as concourse activations, signage and retail space. WME | IMG also owns the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), which has a long-term agreement for its World Finals at T-Mobile Arena.
Todd Goldstein, Chief Revenue Officer, AEG, said, "From day one, AEG and MGM Resorts have been committed to developing a showplace for the very best in concerts, championship sporting events, awards shows and special events that would be unrivaled not only in Las Vegas but in our industries. There is no doubt that UFC is synonymous with the biggest and best events today that attract unprecedented international audiences on platforms of all kinds. T-Mobile Arena is truly a one-of-a-kind, world class arena that will create the most outstanding stage and atmosphere worthy of the incredible events of all kinds UFC and WME | IMG will bring to our venue and most importantly, our fans."
Bill Hornbuckle, President of MGM Resorts International, said, "We have enjoyed a tremendous partnership with UFC for many years and are excited to enter into this exclusive agreement at T-Mobile Arena, a first for the industry. While UFC calls Las Vegas home, there are few brands as powerful globally. We look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world for years to come for the kind of spectacular events and entertainment that can only be found in this city."
UFC joins the new Vegas Golden Knights NHL expansion team, set to begin play this fall, as the arena's two Anchor Tenants. The 20,000-seat venue has been designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's standards for LEED((R)) Gold Certification and was recently named 'Best New Arena' by Pollstar Magazine.
UFC((R)) 209: WOODLEY vs. THOMPSON 2 is scheduled for T-Mobile Arena this Saturday, March 4 and may be seen live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST.
)UFC((R)) is a premium global sports brand and the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world. Acquired in 2016 by global sports, entertainment and fashion leader, WME | IMG, together with strategic partners Silver Lake Partners and KKR, UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas with a network of employees around the world. UFC produces more than 40 live events annually that consistently sell out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe, while programming is broadcast in over 152 countries and territories to more than 1.1 billion TV households worldwide in 35 different languages. UFC FIGHT PASS((R)), a digital subscription service, delivers exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand and original content to fans around the world. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram: @UFC.
ABOUT T-MOBILE ARENA
T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team, in the fall of 2017 - Las Vegas' first professional sports team. The city's newest landmark, recently named "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar Magazine, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's standards for LEED(R) Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International . For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.
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NEW ORLEANS, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., Esq., a partner at the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC ("KSF"), announces that KSF has commenced an investigation into Charter Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS: CHTR).
On February 1, 2017, the New York Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. and its subsidiary Spectrum Management Holdings, LLC (formerly known as Time Warner Cable, Inc., which was acquired by Charter in May 2016), for allegedly conducting a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead consumers by promising internet service that they knew they could not deliver. The Attorney General alleges that Company executives knew that the company's hardware and network were incapable of achieving the speeds promised to subscribers, but nevertheless continued to make false representations about speed and reliability.
KSF's investigation is focusing on whether Charter's officers and/or directors breached their fiduciary duties to Charter's shareholders or otherwise violated state or federal laws.
If you have information that would assist KSF in its investigation, or have been a long-time holder of Charter shares, and would like to discuss your legal rights, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn email@example.com.
About Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC
KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., is a law firm focused on securities, antitrust and consumer class actions, along with merger & acquisition and breach of fiduciary litigation against publicly traded companies on behalf of shareholders. The firm has offices in New York, California and Louisiana.
To learn more about KSF, you may visit www.ksfcounsel.com.
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