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Osaka, Oct 25, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - The PLC (power line communication) technology jointly proposed by Panasonic Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. has been approved by the IEEE Standard Association1 as the base technology in the IEEE1901 standard. The IEEE1901 standard documents will be released in the beginning of 2011. Additionally, the technology allowing Panasonic's PLC technology to coexist with other PLC technologies - proposed by the two companies in conjunction with CEPCA2 - was included as part of the approval. Prior to its approval by the IEEE1901, this coexistence technology was approved in June of this year for ITU-T G.99723. The approved technology, Wavelet OFDM4, is used in products that adopt Panasonic's HD-PLC3 high-speed power line communication technology. This technology features the environmentally friendly charact... (more)

RIKEN: Genome-wide Study Reveals 3 New Susceptibility Loci for Adult Asthma in Japanese Population

Tokyo, Aug 1, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), together with colleagues at Kyoto University, Tsukuba University, Harvard University, and other medical institutions have identified three new loci associated with susceptibility to adult asthma in the Japanese population. The findings appear in Nature Genetics and derive from a genome-wide study of 4836 Japanese individuals. Around the world, hundreds of millions of people suffer from bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by symptoms of wheezing, shortness o... (more)

NEC Introduces New Android(TM) based Cloud Communicator Terminals

New business use terminals featuring strengthened security Tokyo, Aug 26, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced the launch of two new business-use models of its Android(TM) based "LifeTouch(R)"(1) Cloud Communicator series. The new products, NEC's "LifeTouchNOTE Business Model" and the "LifeTouch Security Pack Model," begin shipping in Japan August 26. These new additions to the LifeTouch series provide for a wide range of business needs with an elevated level of security. In addition to boasting the Android operating system, these terminals are equippe... (more)

Fujitsu Develops Prototype of World's First Server that Simultaneously Delivers High Performance and Flexibility

Proprietary resource pool architecture enables the development of new ICT services Kawasaki, Japan, Sept 27, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Laboratories Limited today announced the construction of a next-generation server that, using resource pool architecture, is the world's first to succeed in the simultaneous delivery of high performance and flexibility. In datacenters used to provide cloud services, ICT systems are configured to enable the efficient delivery of web services and other tasks. As cloud services become increasingly diverse, however, the ability to configure syst... (more)

Fujitsu Releases Android Tablet for Enterprise Market

Features 7-inch Display for Convenient Mobility, Available in Wide Array of Applications Tokyo, Feb 3, 2012 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu today announced the immediate release in Japan of the STYLISTIC M350/CA2, an Android OS-based tablet for the enterprise market. The STYLISTIC M350/CA2 features a compact form factor, equipped with a 7-inch display and a body weighing approximately 420g for easy mobility. The tablet achieves both superior portability and usability, with features such as rapid booting and the ability to select between different character input modes - a numeric keyp... (more)