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Volume 2020 Issue 3 Newsletter

Volume 2020 Issue 3 Newsletter
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5G Technology: Hype vs Reality

By Walt Maclay, Voler Systems

The promised potential of 5G technology is getting everyone excited. It is expected to spur $1 trillion in global GDP by 2021, according to a recent study by PwC.

5G promises faster data speeds, reduced latency, and greater density for smart devices. However, as early experience has shown, the promise of 5G does not come close to the many metrics vendors are talking about.

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Editor’s Note:

Voler Systems President, Walt Maclay, will give a talk titled “5G Is Overhyped – Learn What It Can Really Do” at the Professional and Technical Consultants Association (PATCA) dinner on Thursday, March 12, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Holder’s Country Inn in San Jose, California. Please visit to reserve your slot

Cybersecurity in Medical Devices

By Soody Tronson, MS/JD

Cybersecurity continues to gain attention as advancements in smart medical devices and platforms are made, and more providers opt for the use of connected medical devices. Beyond the technology itself, what makes the landscape more challenging to navigate is a multitude of guidelines, specifications, and standards set forth by various entities, including government, private, and hybrids of the two regarding cybersecurity practices for medical devices.

In addition to the U.S. regulatory landscape, there are also the international requirements, for example, Health Canada guidance on premarket requirements for medical device cybersecurity (2019) , the Australia Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) medical device cybersecurity guidance for industry (2019) , and the European Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and In-vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation (IVDR).

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Smartphone-based ultrasound VistaScan gets FDA nod

By Laura Lovett, MobiHealthNews

Last week the FDA greenlighted the ultrasound app VistaScan from Emagine Solutions Technology.

The new software app can be used on a doctor’s cell phone or tablet. It can also connect with companion ultrasound probes, which are already FDA cleared.

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Stanley Black & Decker working on sustainable IoT connectivity with Ericsson and T-Mobile

By IoTnews

Ericsson, T-Mobile Austria and Stanley Black & Decker have announced their collaboration on innovative IoT solutions for connected equipment and services.

By making use of T-Mobile Austria’s network, Ericsson IoT Accelerator for global connectivity, and Stanley Black & Decker’s digital accelerator, all the three partners are trying to simplify and boost the global deployment of Stanley Black and Decker’s connected equipment and services.

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productVoler Product Feature
Challenging designs completed on-time and on-budget

Motion Control:Audiophile Vinyl LP Turntable
  • Spin the stylus — not the record!
  • Accurate rotational control using optical sensing
  • Precision needle tracking and floating via magnetic sensing
  • Record track detection and indexing via optical sensing
  • Accounts for wide range of LP groove errors (oblong, depth)
  • Wireless transmission to Bluetooth or WiFi speakers

The sale of vinyl records is exploding. Who would have predicted that? Our customer, Love Turntables, wanted a modern record player to meet this demand. Voler designed a device that is so small it fits over the record and spins around the stationary record. It sends the music to WiFI or Bluetooth speakers. It can play a preprogrammed set of tracks. These are all features we are used to in modern devices. In addition Voler created novel sensing techniques to provide a quality experience from vinyl.

calendarsUpcoming Events

Talk: 5G Is Overhyped – Learn What It Can Really Do!

Mar 12, 2020, San Jose, CA


5G promises blazing fast data speeds, reduced latency, and greater density for smart devices. But will 5G really live up to the hype?

In our latest meetup, Voler Systems president, Walt Maclay, will answer this question and discuss the details that often get glossed over amid all the excitement:

  • The three 5G service classes — enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC), and massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC) — along with their respective capabilities and limitations,
  • Projected 5G use cases for each of these service classes based on their characteristics,
  • The 5 key issues with 5G that no one hardly ever talks about,
  • …and more

In particular what does 5G really mean for the future of IoT? What, specifically, will improve and what is unlikely to happen? And will today’s devices remain compatible in the future?

Join us to get the inside scoop so you can separate 5G hype from reality.

Learn more by clicking here.


Mar 17-18, 2020, San Jose, CA

Conference/Show: Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020

Voler Systems will be an exhibitor at Healthcare Sensor Innovations 2020, held at the Crowne Plaza, San Jose. Voler President Walt Maclay will speak at the Champagne Ballroom on March 18, 3:20 PM, in a talk entitled, “Sensors for Wearable Devices,” where he will discuss the many challenges in performing biometric measurements, along with how new technologies are dramatically reducing the cost of biometric sensors.

Learn more by clicking here.


Mar 18, 2020, MindRome, Santa Clara, CA

Talk: Key initiatives to Derive Intelligence Out of Internet of Things(IoT)

Viji Krishnamurthy, a Sr. Director at Oracle who leads analytics for Oracle IoT and Blockchain apps, will discuss three key initiatives, namely analytics, recommendation engine and integrations that help to deliver desired autonomy. He will demonstrate these intelligence initiatives via Oracle IoT applications and several customer use cases.

Learn more by clicking here.


April 15-16, 2020, San Diego, CA

Conference/Show: 10x The Medical Device Conference

10x Medical Device Conference is the crossfunctional event where the medical device industry unites to grow your skills, network, and profit.

Learn more by clicking here.

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