Saudi Arabia, Jordan report more MERS as Hajj begins

first_imgAs about 2 million Muslims from across the globe gather in Saudi Arabia to launch the annual Hajj pilgrimage, the host country over the past 3 days reported three more MERS-CoV cases in as many cities.And neighboring Jordan reported two more Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) cases yesterday, raising its number of recent cases to 13.Medical preparations for HajjIn a statement today from its Eastern Mediterranean regional office, World Health Organization (WHO) officials acknowledged the threat from MERS-CoV and other health issues in such an immense mass gathering, thought to be the largest in the world.Earlier this month, the WHO’s emergency committee had  raised concerns about this year’s event, given the uptick in cases in Saudi Arabia and the recent event in South Korea, which showed how a single imported case can spark a large outbreak. The WHO committee pointed out that some Hajj travelers will be returning to countries that have weak surveillance and health systems.Of three Hajj observances that have taken place since the virus was first detected in humans in 2012, no illnesses have been detected in pilgrims. H.E. Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia’s health minister, said in the statement, “We are working to keep it that way.”The WHO said it has been collaborating with Saudi Arabia’s government over the past 6 months to address health issues that might arise in connection with the event, which is expects to draw about 2 million people from 184 different countries. According to Saudi Arabia’s health ministry, 25,000 additional health workers have been deployed and eight hospitals used only during the Hajj have been opened. The facilities have surgical wards and intensive care units.Jeddah, Riyadh, Najran casesIn statements over the past 3 days, the Saudi Ministry of Health (MOH) said the latest confirmed cases are in Jeddah, Riyadh, and Najran. The Riyadh case may be part of a large ongoing hospital-linked outbreak. Since Jul 21, 169 cases have now been reported in Riyadh, many of them associated with a large outbreak at King Abdulaziz Medical City.The Jeddah case involves a 30-year-old Saudi woman who is hospitalized in stable condition. The MOH said in a Sep 19 announcement that she did not have contact with an earlier case.Riyadh’s latest MERS patient is a 48-year-old Saudi man who is listed in stable condition. An investigation found that he had contact with an earlier suspected or confirmed case, the MOH said yesterday.In a notice today, the MOH said one more illness has been detected in Najran, a city in the far southern part of the country. The patient is a 90-year-old Saudi man hospitalized in critical condition who didn’t have contact with an earlier case.None of the newly reported patients is a healthcare worker.Over the past 3 days the MOH also reported four deaths in earlier announced cases. All are middle aged or older adults who had pre-existing medical conditions. All are Saudi citizens, and none were healthcare workers. Three were from Riyadh and one was from Medina, where another cluster of hospital-linked cases was recently reported.The MOH said 38 people are still being treated for their illnesses, a number that includes people who are in home isolation. Nine more people have recovered from MERS-CoV.The developments lift Saudi Arabia’s MERS-CoV totals since the virus was first detected in 2012 to 1,246 cases and 532 deaths.Few details about Jordan casesJordan’s state news service yesterday, citing a health ministry source, reported two more MERS-CoV cases, according to a report in Arabic translated and posted by FluTrackers, an infectious disease news message board.The announcement included few details, except for that one patient is a 29-year-old healthcare worker from Amman, where another cluster of hospital linked cases has recently been reported.The index patient’s illness was confirmed in late August. The man had recently traveled from Saudi Arabia. Including that infection, Jordan has reported a total of 13 recent MERS cases, 5 of them fatal.See also:Sep 21 WHO Eastern Mediterranean regional office statementSep 19 Saudi MOH statementSep 20 Saudi MOH statementSep 21 Saudi MOH statementSep 20 FluTrackers threadlast_img read more

China reports H5N6 in poultry; study finds high H5N1 seroprevalence

first_imgChinese officials yesterday reported two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu, while a study out of Indonesia reports that 84% of Indonesian poultry workers have evidence of previous infection with H5N1 avian flu in their bloodstream.Elsewhere, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed two recent H5N1 human cases in Egypt.H5N6 in ChinaThe two H5N6 outbreaks are in separate provinces and have affected more than 100,000 poultry, Chinese officials reported in a World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) report.The largest outbreak, near Jinchang City in Gansu province, struck a farm of 95,172 birds on Oct 2. The virus caused 30,000 avian flu infections and 18,000 deaths.The second outbreak, near Xiaogan City in Hubei province, involved a farm of 6,100 birds, of which 4,338 poultry were sickened and 3,924 died. That outbreak also began on Oct 2.All told, 101,272 birds either died from the disease or were culled to prevent disease spread. Tests from both farms came back positive 2 days ago for highly pathogenic H5N6 avian flu. Response steps have been activated at both farms.Gansu province is in the north-central part of China, south of Mongolia. Hubei province lies southeast of that, in the east-central part of the country. Xiaogan City is about 800 miles west of Shanghai.China has reported 15 H5N6 cases in humans, which is the global total. Nine of them have been confirmed this year, the most recent on May 31.Evidence in blood of H5N1The report from Indonesia involved 101 workers at a live-poultry market in East Java whose blood was tested in early 2014, according to a Journal of Infectious Diseases study.Using the hemagglutination inhibition (HI) assay, the researchers found that 84% of the sera tested positive for antibodies to H5N1 avian flu virus. The team also noted that the average HI titer among the samples was about three times higher than in 2012 and that seroconversion occurred in 44% of paired sera (11 of 25) from 2012 to 2014.None of the poultry workers indicated on a questionnaire that they had had severe acute respiratory illness.H5N1 cases in EgyptThe Egyptian H5N1 cases were noted in a brief update yesterday from the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. The agency simply noted 2 additional cases since its previous update in July, bringing the country’s 2016 total to 10. No details on the new cases, the most recent of which occurred on Jul 28, were provided.The WHO regional office said that Egyptian officials have confirmed 183 cases since Jan 2, 2014, the vast majority in late 2014 and early 2015—the most active period of human H5N1 cases ever in any country. Of the 183 cases, 60% were in female patients, with children under 5 (30%) and those 30 to 45 years old (31%) especially affected. Young children, however, had the lowest case-fatality rate (CFR), which increased with age.Since the disease was first reported in Egypt in 2006, officials have confirmed 356 H5N1 cases, including 121 deaths, for a CFR of 34%. The WHO also reported that those who received antiviral drugs within 48 hours of symptom onset had a CFR of 17%, compared with 34% in those who didn’t.See also:Oct 9 OIE reportOct 7 J Infect Dis studyOct 9 WHO reportlast_img read more

Sweet Charities

first_imgSouth Fork BakerySouth Fork Bakery, the East End’s only business dedicated to training and hiring our population of special needs, has launched a GoFundMe page. South Fork Bakery’s purpose is to provide meaningful and supported employment to residents with ADHD, auditory processing disorders, autism, and developmental disabilities. Employees are immersed in all aspects — baking, packaging, sales, marketing, business management. Visit www.southforkbakery.com.Long Island Sound ChorusThe Long Island Sound Chorus will be holding a Chinese Auction on Saturday, June 1, at Anderson Warner Hall in Hampton Bays. The doors will open at 11 AM. Winners will be announced at 1 PM. There will be prizes, refreshments, and a performance. Admission is $15. For more information, call Jacquie at 632-399-6979.For The Children With Love“For The Children With Love,” a gathering to support East End Hospice’s Camp Good Grief, will be held at Gardiner’s Bay Country Club on Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 7 PM. Visit www.eeh.org.Insider’s ViewThe Southampton History Museum’s 10th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” will be held on Saturday, June 1, beginning at noon. Tour participants will experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. A champagne reception catered by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant will follow the tour at 4:30 PM at the historic Rogers Mansion. Tickets are $125 in advance and $145 day of tour. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org.Decorators-Designers-DealersThe 27th Annual Southampton Fresh Air Home’s Decorators-Designers-Dealers (D-D-D) Sale and Auction benefit gala will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 5 to 8 PM. The event features live, silent, and wine auctions and a home furnishings and antiques sale. For more info and tickets, visit www.sfah.org.Car ShowBarn Boys Car Club and Jamesport Farm Brewery will host its second annual car show benefiting East End Hospice on Sunday, June 2, from 8 AM to 1 PM.Generation RunwayThe Flying Point Foundation for Autism presents its Generation Runway event on Sunday, June 2, at 4 PM at 230 Elm in Southampton. Tickets are $75 for adults and $40 for children. Visit www.fpf4autism.org.Honoring The HandsOn Thursday, June 6, the Hudson River Health Care Foundation will kick off summer at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack with its fifth annual Honoring the Hands event. Guests are invited to enjoy an evening, featuring some of Long Island’s finest sustainably-produced rosés, locally-sourced foods, and live music. Tickets are $125 and can be purchased online at hrhcare.org/events, or by calling the HRHCare Foundation at 914-734-8555.School’s OutHetrick-Martin Institute, the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth service organization, will hosts its annual School’s Out fundraiser on Saturday, June 8. The event is co-chaired by Benjamin Dixon, Dan Ennis, and Rod Grozier. Cocktails will be hosted at Amagansett Square from 6 to 8:30 PM, with lite bites by Wölffer Kitchen, and an intimate dinner to follow nearby on Further Lane at the home of Joe Hall and Martin Dagata, with food and staffing provided by STK Steakhouse. Dinner will be served from 8:30 to 10 PM.Cultural ExtravaganzaEastville Community Historical Society will host a cultural extravaganza on June 9 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. Starting at 6 PM, there will be a special reception with Chef Tamara of “Clove & Lace.” Immediately following will be award-winning multi genre choir, Voice of Virtue, under the leadership of Rachel Blackburn. Following that is a theatrical performance of “Running Scared Running Free, A Sal St. George Production.” A post-show Q & A will immediately follow with cast, writer Sal St. George, and Eastville’s director Dr. Georgette Grier-Key. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Inc. will hold its annual East End benefit “Artists for Choice” on Saturday, June 15, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. This year’s event features an art auction and concert. The Movin’ Out Band, from the Tony Award-winning Billy Joel musical “Movin’ Out” will perform favorite hits from the Billy Joel songbook, and more than 50 artists donated diverse pieces to the art auction. The art auction is curated by Pamela Willoughby and hosted online by www.Paddle8.com.On June 2, the Keyes Gallery in Sag Harbor will host a pre-event reception, where guests can view and bid on the art and meet many of the artists.Proceeds from the event will benefit PPHP’s health care services, education programs, and advocacy efforts in Suffolk County. For tickets, visit www.pphp.org/eastend2019.Building On Tradition The North Fork Community Theatre presents its 11th annual Building on Tradition Campaign Gala hosted at Pellegrini Vineyards on Friday, June 14, at 7 PM. Enjoy live performances, raffle, auction, hors d’oeuvres, and buffet dinner. Individual tickets are $125. Visit www.nfct.com.jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Kongsberg Delivers New Well-Monitoring System

first_imgKongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), has delivered a new real-time well-monitoring and early-warning system to support well construction operations.The technology is part of KONGSBERG’s SiteCom Well Advisor software suite, an integrated well monitoring system that supports well construction efficiency and life of well reliability.The new technology is a result of a strategic collaboration with BP, which has been focusing on monitoring casing running operations. The casing running system is the first of several similar systems that BP is evaluating for potential development and deployment to monitor a range of well activities and equipment, from drilling and cementing to blowout preventers.KONGSBERG is marketing the real-time technology under the brand name of SiteCom Well Advisor. SiteCom Well Advisor organizes information in a standardized format on dashboard-like screens, referred to as ‘consoles’, which facilitates sharing of information and collaboration during well operations.The consoles create an early warning system for users, alerting them to potential issues that may arise with the well by employing a system that tracks the status of operations and equipment.The simple objective of SiteCom Well Advisor is to provide a solution to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time, integrating recommended practices and expertise with real-time data.“This is an excellent example of strategic collaboration to develop technology supporting new ways to operate,” said Pal Helsing, President and CEO of Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies. “It is gratifying to see that the technology has been successfully developed and deployed at such a fast pace.”[mappress]Press Release, October 04, 2013last_img read more

Plexus Secures Additional HPHT Order from Centrica (Norway)

first_imgPlexus Holdings PLC, the AIM quoted oil and gas engineering services business and owner of the proprietary POS-GRIP® friction-grip method of wellhead engineering, known for its safety, time and cost saving capabilities, announces that it has been awarded a contract for the supply of surface exploration wellhead equipment services, worth approximately £750,000 from Centrica Energi Norway, (‘Centrica’), a leading oil and gas company.Under the terms of the contract, Plexus will supply its POS-GRIP® 18-3/4″ Surface Wellhead System for an appraisal well in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. This follows on from an initial exploration well in 2011. Revenues are expected to commence October 2013.Plexus is supplying its POS-GRIP 18-3/4″ Surface Wellhead System for a low pressure (5000 psi) exploration well where ‘through the BOP’ capability & casing space out adjustability is required. Although the wellhead system is suitable for High Pressure High Temperature (‘HPHT’) applications, it is also ideally suited to the rig’s 18-3/4″ Blow Out Preventer (BOP) and the casing specification requirements. This new order is the Company’s second project with Centrica, which follows on from the success of previous work supporting Centrica UK. The current agreement is due to expire in February 2014, at which point Centrica has the option to elect for an extension and it is anticipated that at least one follow on well will be awarded.Plexus’ CEO Ben Van Bilderbeek said, “Centrica used Plexus’ wellhead equipment to drill their first well offshore Norway which was followed by a further seven wells on the Maersk Guardian jack-up rig – all drilled using Plexus POS-GRIP equipment. This included leading operators Centrica, Det Norske, Faroe Petroleum, Lundin & Lotos. It is therefore pleasing to secure an additional order with Centrica and demonstrates how Plexus continues to win repeat business from existing customers. “This latest order is for a low pressure well and also highlights how our equipment, which has proved itself in terms of safety, reliability and performance in over 300 wells worldwide, a large number in HPHT operating environments, is also suited to less extreme drilling conditions. As the industry increasingly demands best in class equipment for all drilling activity, not only is Plexus well-placed to continue to win new business for our surface exploration wellhead rental business but it also bodes well for our on-going development work to extend our POS-GRIP product range such as our under development HGSS™ Subsea wellhead.”Press Release, October 07, 2013last_img read more

M&A deals plummet amid coronavirus crisis

first_imgPlease see the Gazette’s dedicated coronavirus page here >> *The Law Society is keeping the coronavirus situation under review and monitoring the advice it receives from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Public Health England. Find advice and updates here.center_img Mergers and acquisitions have plummeted this year, with the value of global deals falling by more than 50% compared with the first six months of 2019.According to Mergermarket’s half-year roundup, deal values across the world fell to $901.6bn in the first half of 2020, down from $1.9 trillion last year. The volume of global deals decreased by almost a third, from 10,155 transactions to 6,938.Meanwhile, Europe’s second quarter saw its lowest deal value since the financial crisis over a decade ago. Amid severe economic contraction, only 19 deals valued above $1bn were announced between April and the end of June, down from 37 in the first quarter.Sixteen of the top 20 global M&A law firms – as ranked by Mergermarket – saw the value of their deals drop in the first half of 2020. Freshfields, Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance reported reductions of 31%, 30% and 56% respectively. Herbert Smith Freehills was a stark exception, with the value of its deals more than doubling.In Europe, Freshfields topped the league table in terms of deal value, followed by Latham & Watkins and Allen & Overy. Herbert Smith Freehills rose from 34th place to fifth. Mergermarket said activity levels are similar to those in 2008 and 2009. However, it said that Covid-19 has generated ‘its own unique brand of mayhem’, as big deals struggle while the mid-market remains ‘resilient’.last_img read more

Double-deck multiple-units arrive on Zürich’s S-Bahn network

first_imgDue to enter service on S-Bahn routes in Zürich this summer are the first of 35 double-deck commuter EMUs ordered from Siemens in 2003, which offer a high rate of acceleration for rapid journeys between the closely-spaced stops and level boarding from the station platforms,COMMUTERS in Zürich will shortly have their first chance to ride on a fleet of 35 double-deck EMUs built by Siemens for the Swiss city’s suburban network. Regular operation of the four-car trains is expected to begin this summer on routes between Zürich and Hinwil.Swiss Federal Railways placed the initial SFr447m order for 35 RABe514 trainsets in February 2003 (RG 4.03 p183). They are being built by Siemens in Praha, and the first was put on show in Zürich last December before the start of testing on route S14 in April.At 100m overall, the four-car units are the same length as the existing rakes of three double deck coaches used in push-pull formation with Re450 electric locos, enabling the new and old trains to be used interchangeably to allow flexible train planning and operations. Up to four RABe514 units can be run in multiple, though push-pull operation with a Class 450 is restricted to three RABe514 sets.On March 20 Siemens announced that SBB had exercised an option worth SFr348m for a further 25 of the EMUs, which are to be delivered in 2008-09.Passenger interiorThe coaches have been designed to make full use of SBB’s EBV Special loading gauge, to maximise the space available for passengers. The bodyshells were assembled at Siemens’ Praha plant, with steel sheet spot-welded over a steel frame. The driving cars incorporate energy-absorbing structures to protect passengers in a collision, and the glass-reinforced plastic nose mouldings cover a strong steel frame beneath.The eight sets of swing plug doors on each side of the units are 1400mm wide for rapid boarding, with an entrance floor height of 600mm to provide step-free access from SBB’s P55 platforms. One of the intermediate coaches has a wheelchair area with tip-up seats, adjacent to an accessible controlled-emission toilet. The second intermediate car has space for six bicycles. Before construction began a mock-up of half a car was tested by SBB, Zürich Transport Authority and disabled passengers’ representatives.The interiors of the trailer cars were fitted out by Stadler in Altenrhein. The first class area is intended to provide a noticeably different environment to standard class, with carpeted floors, electric sockets and the seating at 2000mm pitch rather than 1700mm in standard class. Both classes have the seats in 2+2 facing format throughout, with cantilevered fixings to leave the space beneath the seats open for easy cleaning.Large luggage can be stowed between the seat backs, and smaller items can be placed on overhead racks. The lighting is integrated into the overhead racks, and air-conditioning ducts are incorporated into the moulded interior panelling. Onboard passenger information includes LED dot matrix displays and LCD screens.Traction and controlsBogies are derived from designs used on ICE trains supplied to German Railway. The four SF500 motored bogies on the intermediate cars are fitted with disc brakes, while the SF40 unpowered bogies under the driving trailers have conventional brake discs and magnetic rail brakes. Steel spiral springs provide the primary suspension, and pneumatic bellows the secondary.Single-arm pantographs are mounted on each driving vehicle, linked to two vacuum circuit breakers and four transformers per train which feed the frequency converters and static inverters. The entire power conditioning module is combined in a compact framework, containing the IGBTs, capacitors and transducers. The power modules are water-cooled, and each static converter can produce over 1MW, though the full output is not required by the EMUs.The voltage in the intermediate circuits is dependent on the speed and the torque, with a maximum of 1800V. Two static converters each are operated by a drive controller from the Sibas 32 family.The trains’ auxiliary systems receive a 400V three-phase supply from two static converters, and there is also a 110V DC supply from four-quadrant and PWR IGBT modules which are directly air-cooled. The intermediate voltage is 650V, with a rated output of 70 kVA for each static converter, which is equipped to provide 12 kW for battery charging. A fault in one of the static converters will not restrict functionality.Redundant traction and control systems are distributed symmetrically throughout the train for reliability. The on-train communication network uses the multifunction vehicle bus as a backbone to control the traction, electrical supply, braking, and air-conditioning systems. Safety-critical functions such as emergency braking are directly operated with conventional links.Low-temperature testing was carried out at the Rail Tec Arsenal climate facility in Wien, and dynamic tests were undertaken on the Velim circuit in the Czech Republic.The RABe514 onboard systems can communicate with the time-division multiplex controls of the Re450-powered sets, although the level of diagnostic and other information is reduced.The usual range of Swiss safety system are fitted, including Integra Signum and ZUB262, which incorporates ZUB121 functionality. The driver is monitored by an onboard supervision system, linked to the railway control centre by radio. Provision has been made for the installation of ETCS and GSM-R equipment in the future.TABLE: RABe514 in BriefNumber of sets 35 + 25 in optionCars per set 4Gauge mm 1435Power supply 15 kV 162/3 HzTop speed km/h 140Max acceleration m/s2 1·1Rated output MW 3·2Overall length m 100Width mm 2 780Floor height mm 600Seats first 74second 374Standing passengers approx 600Weight tonnes 218Axleload tonnes 20CAPTION: An EMU passes Uttigen during test running on the Bern – Thun line on March 13CAPTION: Interior of the lower deck, showing the entrance vestibules which offer level boarding from 600 mm high platforms Photo:SBBCAPTION: Despite the sharply-curved roof profile, Siemens has been able to provide shallow overhead racks on the upper deckCAPTION: The first RABe 514 was unveiled to the public in Zürich on December 2 2005last_img read more

Director of Agriculture says Abattoir a good move

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Director of Agriculture says Abattoir a good move by: – October 5, 2012center_img Share Share Ricky Brumant, Director of AgricultureDirector of Agriculture Ricky Brumant in an exclusive interview with GIS news says that the construction of an abattoir in Dominica will bring major benefits to the island.An abattoir is a facility where animals are slaughtered for consumption as food products.Brumant emphasized food value and safety as two major advantages.“Importantly Dominica needs a national abattoir and there’s no doubt about it. This comes from two basic tenets, one [being] food safety to ensure that the way things are being done where slaughtering is concerned that would be out of the window. It would ensure that our populace would be safe where meat is concerned. Secondly value addition which means that our populace would be receiving a product that is similar to what we sometimes think is better from overseas so essentially in the eyes of the public, we can compete and culturally we can change the way consumers approach locally produced products.”According to Brumant, mass production of poultry and pork are next on the agenda which raises the need for a feed mill as well as a livestock farm.“We are going to look at a hatchery to look at providing chicks for the enterprises we are talking about and feed. So there will be a development of a feed mill. We well appreciate that for poultry and pork feed is a very important input. The cost is spiralling all the time so we have to take stock of that.”“For the provision of piglets for the commercial enterprises, the central livestock farm, the government has been forward looking in that the central livestock farm has the capacity to produce piglets as well to we will most probably have farms where piglets can be raised based on standards set.”The agriculture director stated that with the construction of an abattoir, an export market to include Europe, Martinique and Guadeloupe will be pursued.Government Information Servicelast_img read more

Happy New Year

first_img Sharing is caring! 228 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews Happy New Year by: – January 1, 2016 The Vibes Group of Companies, which includes Vibes Radio and DA Vibes Inc., wishes to extend Happy New Year greetings to all its readers, listeners and the general public.“A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year!”last_img read more

World’s First USIM/USAT Test Platform for 5G NR

first_imgTest equipment expert, COMPRION, in partnership with Anritsu, has unveiled industry’s first solution for 5G/USIM handset conformance testing defined in 3GPP specification TS 31.121 USIM Rel-15. The new solution, the COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A has already been introduced as TP 226 at the Global Certification Forum (GCF).TP-226 will cover 5G USIM/USAT test cases, some of which are already part of a work plan that was approved by the 3GPP CT Working Group 6 in 2018. The work plan proposes the introduction of test cases to TS 31.121 covering 5G NR aspects. All test cases are already assigned to GCF Work Item (WI) 508-NR. First test case specifications have been approved in April 2019 and implementations from COMPRION will be commercially available in the next few months.The COMPRION SIMfony MT8000A consists of the Anritsu 5G Base Station Simulator, MT8000A and the COMPRION (U) SIM simulator UT³ Platform for conformance testing. The solution will also be available with the COMPRION pre-conformance tester Prove 2. The UT³ Platform is the heart of COMPRION’s terminal testing solution and is validated as a platform for conformance testing at GCF, PTCRB, EMVCo and NFC Forum. Besides conformance testing, it is a fully configurable analogue and logical card simulator for testing mobile handsets, NFC enabled devices with focus on contact-based and contact-less Smart Card interface technologies.The Anritsu MT8000A is a single-box radio communications test station that supports both the sub-6 GHz and the millimeter wave bands used by 5G. As well as supporting 4×4 MIMO and 8CA implemented by eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), it provides a flexible environment for future 5G test requirements, including URLLC (Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency Communications) and mMTC (massive Machine Type Communications).last_img read more