Cisco and IBM provide fault-management solutions
Cisco and IBM announced an expansion of their existing strategic alliance to deliver telecommunications service assurance and fault-management solutions. Cisco will introduce a service-management solution that combines Cisco Active Network Abstraction (ANA) technology with the IBM Tivoli software.

Using the Cisco ANA platform mediation capabilities and IBM Tivoli technology, the Cisco Assurance Management Solution will help service provider customers change and evolve network devices and configurations without having to change their service management and operations support systems applications.

The Cisco ANA is designed to be interoperable with IBM Tivoli software, including Tivoli Netcool/Impact and Tivoli Business Service Manager.

For more information about Cisco Assurance Management Solution, Cisco ANA, and the collaboration, visit


MetaGeek releases Wi-Spy 2.4x spectrum analyzer

MetaGeek released Wi-Spy 2.4x with three times the frequency resolution, three times the amplitude resolution and twice the amplitude range of our original Wi-Spy.

Technical specifications:

  • Antenna: external, RP-SMA
  • Frequency range: 2400 to 2495 MHz
  • Frequency resolution: 328 KHz
  • Amplitude range: -110 dBm to -6.5 dBm
  • Amplitude resolution: 0.5 dBm
  • Sweep time: ~165 msec
  • Interface: USB 1.1/2.0 compatible

Wi-Spy 2.4x is available now at for $399.


F4W launches Energo Tactica 2.0

F4W Inc. announced the launch of Energo Tactica 2.0, a convergent communications application delivering secure voice, video and data services across any network utilizing numerous IP-based devices.  

Energo Tactica 2.0 is a convergent communication application. It delivers dynamic interoperability by bridging wireless-capable devices and software communications solutions. The application enables users to access a wide array of application functionality across ad hoc, peer-to-peer, cellular, Ethernet, local and wide area wireless, and VSAT networks.

Energo Tactica 2.0 operates within F4W’s Energo’ technology framework. This framework is at the core of F4W’s network and application products, designed to provide interoperable communications networks and services where all other options have failed.

To learn more about Energo Tactica 2.0, visit

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