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EtherSync USB over Ethernet support for MacOS Sierra

Posted 11th November 2016

Increased MacOS support for EtherSync Cambrionix are delighted to announce that our flagship ‘Global Device Management’ product, EtherSync, now has full support for the latest Apple operating system, MacOS Sierra. This compatibility now allows MacOS Sierra (and earlier) users to manage their Apple iPhone and iPad products over a Gigabit Ethernet network. Not only this...

How to test 64 USB devices as quickly as possible!

Posted 19th October 2016

Test your USB devices 42 x faster! Following on from our last post on how to test 64 high powered USB devices remotely we decided to change the goalposts! How does this change when faster testing is required or the test involves a lot of data, maybe even full OS restores? In short its changes...

How to test 64 USB devices over a network

Posted 12th October 2016

In part two of 4 ways to survive in a testing environment we looked at how you can locally test 64 low powered devices simultaneously – The Syncpad54 was the obvious choice here, but how does this change if we need to test higher powered devices over a network? Lets take a look… Testing Option #2...

4 Ways to survive in a USB testing environment – Part 2

Posted 3rd October 2016

Whats the delay? Yeah, we know, Part 1 of this post about testing arrived back in the heady days of August this year. Apologies for the delay in getting Part 2 posted – it seems that new projects, office move planning and Oktoberfest got in the way. But whoop, here it is! I have LOTS...

49 USB devices? That’s so 2009!

Posted 14th September 2016

2009 – Simultaneously sync data to 49 USB devices Way back in 2009 Cambrionix developed, and sold, a 49 Port USB Hub and the world rejoiced (and bloggers blogged). This was the ideal device to easily transfer data to 49 USB devices! No more scavenging for hubs to allow all your USB widgets to have a little...

USB Type-C – 5 reasons why its better!

Posted 19th August 2016

USB Type-C – why is it better? USB Type-C is the latest connector that’s being incorporated into USB devices for charging and syncing data. It was first released in August 2014 and uses a new small 24-pin reversible-plug connector. This makes plugging in devices much easier and no more guessing which way is up! As the adoption...

4 Ways to survive in a USB testing environment – Part 1

Posted 9th August 2016

What is a testing environment? Lots of things could be called a ‘testing environment’, the England football team locker room at half time when they are 2:0 down, the Apollo 13 mission during their square-peg, round-hole adventure, and many more! Fortunately, we aren’t referring to that kind testing environment…We are talking USB devices and there...

A 5 minute introduction to the Cambrionix API

Posted 25th July 2016

What is an API? API is an acronym for Application Programming Interface. The Cambrionix API is a collection of software building blocks which enables a user or developer to develop their own software which accesses the professional hardware and software features inherent within Cambrionix products. What can the API be used for? The API can...

5 Problems of Using WiFi to Transfer Data

Posted 12th July 2016

Most of us are guilty of favouring wireless internet ahead of a wired Ethernet connection for the convenience that it offers, but is it impacting the speeds that you are accessing? Whilst it might be minimal for basic navigation, this can play a large role in data transfer speeds. Reduced Wireless Connection Speeds You will...

ThunderSync16 – Increase productivity by 1,500%!

Posted 21st June 2016

So, how can you work smarter, faster and improve productivity by 1,500%? It’s a very good question and Cambrionix are pleased to announce that we have come up with the answer – ThunderSync16! Thunderbolt Technology As technology continues to rapidly advance, Cambrionix’s mission is to innovate and excel by developing new products to using the very latest...

5 reasons why USB charging with a hub is the best solution

Posted 10th May 2016

USB charging plays a parts in our everyday lives. When your phone needs that all important charge most people reach for the trusty wall charger. It’s been around since…well, since things needed charging.  But at Cambrionix we think that USB charging with a hub is better. The best, in fact. And here’s why…  1. Smaller...

Mobile Devices in Retail – 5 key factors to take into consideration

Posted 25th April 2016

Mobile Devices in Retail Online retail sales in the UK this year are expected to exceed £60 billion, up nearly 15% on 2015. Retailers are continuing to come under pressure, looking for new ways to attract customers to their physical stores. Retailers are starting to embrace a joined up thinking between their online and store...

Internet of Things – Reliable IoT device testing with Cambrionix

Posted 11th April 2016

The world of IoT! In order to test IoT devices, hardware (HW) or software (SW) companies require reliability and advanced programming capabilities from a USB hub. When testing IoT software or hardware the last thing that an engineer wants to be questioning is if the USB hub is the issue! Cambrionix’s proven reliability instantly removes...

5 things you didn’t know about a cheap USB charging cable

Posted 24th March 2016

Some USB charging cables can’t tell the difference between a wall port and a USB port If you buy a cheap generic micro USB charging cable from the internet or the guy on the market stall it might come as a surprise to you to discover that it may not actually be able to tell...

Apple Keynote – What we think is coming…

Posted 14th March 2016

With the first Keynote of 2016 coming on 21st March, we thought we’d make some predictions about what lies ahead for Apple enthusiasts. A new iPad Some sources are suggesting they will announce the launch of a new iPad Air – the iPad Air 3. With the iPad Air 2 launch back in October 2014,...

Maximizing Tablets in the Military and Defense Industries

Posted 29th February 2016

Mobile technology has revolutionized various industries, including the way the government functions and connects each of its departments. Since 2014, the federal agencies have started adopting mobile devices and their connected technologies, spurred on by the fast pace in which the tech industry. The scope of federal mobile usage is quite broad, with words using...

BETT 2016 Roundup

Posted 26th January 2016

BETT has been and gone for another year and what a show it was!  There were loads of really interesting talks in the BETT Arena such as Rt Hon Nicky Morgan and Dr Ellen Stofan.  You can see some of the highlights on the BETT website. On the Cambrionix front, we had two stands (A50...

Gratnells Powering Into 2016 With Their New PowerTray And PowerTrolley

Posted 25th January 2016

An interview with Alan von Siegert (Product Manager from Gratnells) about BETT 2016. 1. What new products did you launch at BETT? We’re really excited to have launched our PowerTray and PowerTrolley ranges!  The PowerTray can charge and sync up to ten USB devices at their optimum rate.  It is available in two tray depths, optimizing...

LapCabby Launch A Trio Of New Charge And Sync Products

Posted 25th January 2016

An interview with Lynsey Jenkins (Global Marketing Director from LapCabby) about BETT 2016. 1. What new products did you launch at BETT? This year is a busy one for us at BETT!  We’re launching three new products: the UniCabby, Locka and GoCabby Mini.  The UniCabby has been designed to be truly universal.  The technology inside is intelligent...

Loxit iBank – Revamped And Better Than Ever

Posted 25th January 2016

An interview with John Whittle (Director from Loxit) about BETT 2016. 1. What new products did you launch at BETT? We’ve given the iBank and TabCart ranges an overhaul introducing new features and new products.  For example, in the redesigned iBank 8 and the new iBank 16, the dividers are now made from soft touch Perspex so...