Archive for May 26, 2020

Husqvarna Launches New Automower AWD-435X

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 26, 2020 by itnerd

As we all know, not every homeowner is blessed with a perfectly flat lawn. Some of us have to struggle with cutting our lawn due to tough inclines, bumps and slopes. Luckily, Husqvarna recently released an all-wheel-drive Automower that not only can relieve you of your lawn care duties, but it can handle every curve ball your lawn throws at it.

New for 2020 Automower is available in all-wheel drive (AWD) options. Automower 435X (MSRP: $5,599.99) is designed for residential use and can handle slopes up to 35 degrees and mow up to 0.9 acres. Automower 435X AWD models feature technology that optimizes the control of each individual wheel in order to enable superior operation in the most demanding terrain for the perfect cut, every time.

Husqvarna Automower produces no direct emissions, delivers the same consistent results 24/7 and can work rain or shine, and even at night because it is ultra-quiet. Equipped with Husqvarna’s cloud-based Fleet Services management system, Automower can be integrated into a full fleet solution that allows operators to monitor and control an unlimited number of robotic units at no extra fee. Automower includes GPS-assisted navigation, remote object detection, control via smartphone app and a new rubber bumper design for extra protection.

TELUS Highlighted By Opensignal As Having The Fastest Network In Rural Canada

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 26, 2020 by itnerd

Canada’s rural download speeds have been heralded as some of the fastest in the world, outpacing five of the G7 countries in Opensignal’s State of Rural Canada’s Mobile Network Experience. TELUS specifically was recognized as having the fastest network in rural Canada with an overall speed of 48 Mbps. Among the G7, only Japanese users experienced a higher speed than some rural Canadians, with an overall download speed of 49 Mbps. Canadians on the TELUS network saw the largest increase in download speeds in the first quarter of 2020, as compared to 2019, at 71%.

Notably in Opensignal’s recent State of Mobile Network Experience 2020 report, Canada’s average download speeds at 59.6 Mbps narrowly outpaced South Korea’s at 59.0 Mbps respectively, signalling the strength of Canada’s global-leading mobile networks. In 2019, TELUS was recognized by industry-leading experts, including Opensignal, Ookla, J.D. Power, PCMag, and Tutela, building on an outstanding record of achievement, having earned the top spot in four out of five of the major mobile network reports for the third consecutive year in a row or more.

Since 2000, TELUS has invested almost $200 billion in network infrastructure, spectrum, and operations to enhance the coverage, speed, and reliability of its world-class network and connect customers from coast to coast to coast. TELUS has committed to invest a further $40 billion over the next three years in critical technology components to support the roll out of 5G networks which will enhance innovation and help drive digital development across industries in a new age of hyper-connectedness. Connecting rural communities requires the joint effort and investment from facilities-based carriers and governments to ensure that all Canadians have access to the coverage, speed, and reliability they deserve.