Iliza Sokol

Associate Digital Editor ,
Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

Iliza joined the Penton Media group in 2013 after graduating from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a BS in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Prior to joining the staff, she worked at NYLON Magazine and a ghostwriting firm based in New York.

Graphene, Silicon Combo Could Replace Copper for Electronics Coatings
A grant has been awarded to 2-DTech in order to find a process in which a graphene, silicon combination could be used to coat electronics without corrosion.
Technology Provides Easy Switch Between Satellite, Cellular Communications
Trials of a cellular-network-in-a-box, SmartLink, proved successful in conjunction with terminal solutions to easily switch from secure cellular to satellite communications.
LED Control System Simplifies Wireless Setup
EnOcean has launched a complete LED control system that includes a family of LED controllers to support instantaneous and simplified wireless control.
Integrated Chipsets Break Ground for 5G Communications
Broadcom’s latest integrated chipsets help deliver the spectral efficiency necessary for 5G communications.
Processor Upgrade Boosts X-Band Radar’s Missile Tracking Capabilities
Raytheon has begun upgrading the electronic equipment units (EEUs) for the AN/TPY-2 ballistic radar units to fine-tune the tracking of ballistic missiles in potential large-scale raids.
Troposcatter System Maintains 50-Mb/s Connection Over 100 Miles
A Tactical Transportable Troposcatter (3T) system recently completed successful testing providing high bandwidth 50 Mb/s speeds over 100 miles.
Beyond the Bulb: Lighting Gets Smarter 1
Qualcomm Atheros and LIFX joined forces to develop a turnkey, Wi-Fi-based smart lighting platform consisting of a connectivity module and complete bulb design.
Ka-Band Satellites Feature 90+ Beams for Broadband Access
The fifth-generation Global Xpress satellites operate in the Ka-band to deliver high-throughput broadband access to remote areas.
NYU WIRELESS Team Receives IEEE Award for 5G Research
A research team at NYU WIRELESS, led by Theodore Rappaport, will be awarded the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for their paper on millimeter-wave 5G cellular technology.
Decoy Jammer with Radio Data Link Takes Flight
A flight demonstration of the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer (MALD-J), fitted with a radio data link that allows for repositioning in-flight, proved successful.
Major Shakeup in Wireless-Charging Ecosystem
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) will join forces to standardize wireless-charging-power innovations.
Micro Satellite Constellation to Expand Worldwide Internet Access
The OneWeb system of 648 telecom-class micro satellites will help provide high-speed Internet access via small user terminals.
UPDATE: Third of Four MUOS Satellites Successfully Launched
The third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, part of a system that leverages smartphone technology for secure satellite communications, has been delivered.
Category 9 LTE-A Successfully Tested at 410 Mb/s Download Speeds 1
Successful interoperability testing of LTE-A Category 9 Carrier Aggregation showed 3-carrie downlink aggregation and download speeds up to 410 Mb/s.
Kinetic Boot Generates 1.5 Watts of Power per Foot for Soldiers 3
Lockheed Martin and STC Footwear are working to develop a kinetic boot solution for U.S. Marines that will convert the motion of footsteps into a functional power source.

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