Frito-Lay And Activision Team Up For Promotion That Lets Fans Choose And Name A Character In The Next Skylanders Game
Marks First Time Fans Are Given Opportunity to Create Skylanders Game Content; Winning Consumer Receives $100,000 Scholarship
PLANO, Texas, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America division and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), today announced a promotion that brings fans the ultimate way to get involved in the award-winning SkylandersÂ® franchise. For the first time ever, Frito-Lay and Activision are providing fans with the unique opportunity to choose and name a new hero that will appear in the next Skylanders game slated for release in 2014. In addition to naming honors, the winner will receive a $100,000 scholarship. For more details and official rules, visit http://www.fritolay.com/skylanders.
"This is the third consecutive year Frito-Lay has partnered with Activision to bring fans a whole new way to experience Skylanders, while bringing added fun to the snack aisle," said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. "This time around, we're taking our collaboration to a new level. We can't wait to see all the creative names families come up with."
Between now and March 21, 2014, fans 18 years and older can visit http://www.fritolay.com/skylanders to select one of three potential heroes they want to see come to life in the next Skylanders game. Once their Skylanders selection is made, contestants then submit a suggested name and a 200-character or less inspiration for the name they chose.
In May, one fan-created name for each of the three potential heroes will be selected by a panel of judges from Activision and Frito-Lay, and announced as finalists. Fans 13 years and older will be invited to vote online for the hero they want to see debuted in the next Skylanders game. Later this year, the winning hero will be revealed and the fan behind the creation of the hero's name will be awarded a $100,000 scholarship. The winning name submission will also become the official name for that Skylanders hero and will appear in a variety of places such as on Skylanders packaging and even in the Skylanders game.
To celebrate the promotion, specially marked Frito-Lay variety packs, available for purchase while supplies last at participating retail stores nationwide, will include coupons for select Skylanders products and details on the entry and voting phases of the promotion. This spring, variety packs will include a $5 off coupon for a Skylanders SWAP Force(TM) Starter Pack.
Frito-Lay Classic Mix and Flavor Mix 20-count variety packs contain America's favorite snacks in convenient one-ounce servings: including Lay's potato chips, SunChips multigrain snacks, Doritos tortilla chips, Cheetos cheese flavored snacks and Fritos corn chips. To unleash excitement at snack time, Frito-Lay and Skylanders join forces to help families create fun and special family moments.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola - make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit http://www.pepsico.com.
The award-winning, $2 billion Skylanders franchise pioneered the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders Spyro's AdventureÂ®. The game originated a new play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms and became the top-selling kids' videogame of the year. In October 2012, Skylanders Giants(TM) further evolved the genre and added the mega-sized Giant Skylanders and LightCoreÂ® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders Giants was awarded the "e-Connected Toy of the Year" at the 13th Annual Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. The franchise's latest innovation, Skylanders SWAP Force(TM), launched in October 2013 and introduced an all new play pattern - swapability. The game was developed by Vicarious Visions and is rated E10+ by the ESRB. For more information, please visit: http://www.skylanders.com and Activision.com/presscenter.
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwidedeveloper, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, mainland China, Hong Kong and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Infradata Provides TangoLuxembourg with Next-Generation Diameter Signaling Solution
BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Infradata delivers the BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway to Tango Luxembourg for
advanced any-to-any interworking and routing, kick-starts operator campaign
Tango Luxembourg [http://www.tango.lu ], part of the Belgacom Group, has selected
leading European network solutions provider Infradata [http://www.infradata.nl ] to deploy
the BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway, the world's most advanced any-to-any interworking
and routing solution. Multiple leading operators have already turned to Infradata to
provide expert support in implementing next-generation networks involving advanced
interworking and routing.
With this announcement, Infradata has formally kick-started a global campaign to
provide network operators with a next-generation Diameter signaling solution to enable
integration and service creation associated with the introduction of LTE, Diameter
signaling, Policy Control, Wi-Fi offload, LTE-3G roaming and more.
As part of this deal with Tango, Infradata will enable various Diameter-related
service scenarios, while further providing Tango with hands-on support and expertise in
setting up interworking and routing scenarios across multiple access and signaling
technologies, using the BFX service orchestration environment.
Didier Rouma, CEO of Tango, said: "To strengthen our 4G offering, we intend to provide
our customers with an unrivalled user experience and fastest speed to market for
innovative services. The choice for an expert partner, as well as a leading product,
designed to provide maximum agility, is therefore of strategic importance to Tango."
Infradata CEO Leon de Keijzer commented: "We are very excited to partner with Tango
and support them in launching new services faster and more cost effective. Our mobile
portfolio is geared on supporting operators implementing next-generation networks while
ensuring interoperability with existing technologies."
He added: "Using the BFX Interface Gateway, operators have a productized capability in
their network that offers flexibility to innovate services and resolve signaling issues
without software development and vendor dependencies. Combining Infradata's expertise and
the capabilities of BFX, operators benefit from significant improvement in time-to-market
for new services."
Infradata is a leading Network Integrator dedicated to supply, implement and maintain
next-generation networks for service providers and network operators. Infradata designs,
builds and maintains network infrastructures. As independent Network Integrator Infradata
stands for the 'best of breed' concept, based on Infradata's partnerships with the
technology leaders in the communications market. Service providers and network operators
can count on Infradata delivering complete and turn-key projects outsource their complete
technical service. More information: http://www.infradata.nl
Tango is Luxembourg's leading alternative operator offering TV, internet, fixed and mobile
telephony services. Tango has been a member of the Belgacom Group since 2008, thus giving
the company even more of an international dimension. The partnership concluded with
Vodafone allows Tango to offer highly competitive tariffs for calls made from abroad along
with a huge range of cutting edge high-tech offers and services.More information: http://www.tango.lu
CONTACT: Media contact: Tango, Violette Montagnese Head of Communication, T: +352-27-77-71-01 Violette.Montagnese@Tangoservices.lu
Gionee Brings the World's Slimmest Smartphone to MWC2014
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Mobile World Congress -- Gionee, the leading global designer and manufacturer of mobile devices, brings the world's slimmest smartphone ELIFE S5.5, which is only 5.5mm thick, to this year's mobile world congress.
It is not just about the slim design; the performance is not compromised in the ELIFE S5.5. The ELIFE S5.5 is equipped with a stunning 5.0 inch Full HD Super AMOLED plus screen, a true Octa-core 1.7GHz processor, a 13 megapixel rear camera and the world's first 95 degree ultra-wide angle 5 megapixel front camera. With the 95 degree wide angle front camera, taking self-group shots or full body selfies is easier than ever before.
High power consumption has always been a problem for ultra slim phones. The ELIFE S5.5's battery is powerful as well. The highest capacity density ratio allows S5.5's battery to reach 2300mAh, and with the next upgrade, battery capacity is increased up to 2450mAh.
Gionee's flagship model ELIFE E7 launched in December last year is also available at Gionee's booth; as one of the best Android camera phones, ELIFE E7 boats of two titles -- the first manufacturer to have an auto focus 16MP rear plus 8MP front camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974AC chipset with 2.5GHz. This phone is made for DSLR amateurs and has a professional user interface with a separate camera app packed with photo effects like "12 levels auto beauty effect" and auto make up.
Aside from these two products from ELIFE, the mid-end level LTE smartphone CTRL V5 LTE was also unveiled at MWC for the first time. The dual SIM on board CTRL V5 LTE has a 4.7' QHD display, 8MP rear camera plus 2MP front camera, quad-core 1.3GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, 1800mAh battery and 8mm thick body; this device runs Android OS 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Established in 2002, Gionee Communication Equipment Co. Ltd is a hi-tech company engaging in mobile device designing, R&D, manufacturing, sales in international markets, and mobile internet application services. Today, Gionee sells over 23 million handsets per year worldwide and ranks No.10 in the world by smartphone market share.
MediaTek Launches MT6752 -- a 64-bit Octa-core LTE SOC
Latest LTE product to enable Super-mid market
HSINCHU, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek today announces the MT6752, a 64-bit octa-core LTE SOC. The MT6752 deploys eight 2.0GHz ARM Cortex-53 CPUs and a Mali-T760 GPU -- the next-level 64-bit mobile computing and LTE. It is pin compatible with the previously announced quad-core MT6732 -- shortening the product development cycle.
The solution is the latest in a series of announcements MediaTek has made to give consumers in the Super-mid market high performing smartphones at an affordable price.
The MT6752 platform delivers:
Advanced Multimedia Features
-- Supports low-power, 1080p, 30fps video playback supporting the emerging
video codec standard H.265 and legacy H.264 and 1080p, 30fps H.264 video
-- Integrated 16MP camera image signal processor
-- MediaTek ClearMotion(TM) technology eliminates motion jitter and ensures
smooth video playback at 60fps on mobile devices
-- MediaTek MiraVision(TM) technology for DTV-grade picture quality
Integrated Multi-mode 4G LTE Modem
-- Rel. 9, Category 4 FDD and TDD LTE (150 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink)
-- 3GPP Rel. 8, DC-HSPA+ (42 Mb/s downlink, 11 Mb/s uplink), TD-SCDMA and
EDGE are supported for legacy 2G/3G networks
"The MT6752 is part of our commitment to provide high performance yet cost effective solutions, accelerating the global demographic and cultural transformation for the Super-mid market. We continue to democratize technology as previously seen in the TV and DVD industries. We launched world's first true octa-core solution in November 2013 and now we continue to extend our lead to deliver on our vision to make the world a more inclusive place," said Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of the MediaTek Smartphone Business Unit.
The MT6752 platform will be commercially available early Q3 of 2014, with a complete reference design and mass production in Q4.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge systems on a chip for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world's first octa-core smartphone platform with LTE and its CorePilot technology released the full power of multi-core mobile processors. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.mediatek.com for more information.
Supermicro(R) Exhibits Intel(R) Atom(TM) C2000 SoC Based Embedded Server Solutions at Embedded World 2014
- Compact 4/8 Core 14W/20W Atom Servers supporting up to 64GB ECC Memory Optimized for Embedded Applications
NURNBERG, Germany, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing is exhibiting its latest embedded server solutions at Embedded World 2014 in Nurnberg, Germany this week. Highlighted at the show will be Supermicro's new embedded server solutions based on Intel(R) Atom(TM) (Avoton and Rangeley) System on Chip (SoC). Supermicro's new A1 series motherboards feature 4-8 cores, 14-20W SoC, 64GB ECC memory, quad GbE LAN ports and up to 7 years long life. A1SAM/SAi motherboards are optimized for low-power server/storage, web hosting applications and the A1SRM/SRi motherboards with integrated bulk Crypto (10Gb/s) Intel(R) QuickAssist technology are targeted for network security appliances. These new low power full-featured motherboards extend the foundation of Supermicro's Embedded Server Building Block Solutions and expand its growing line of products targeting transportation and communications infrastructure, retail applications, digital signage, industrial automation, digital security and surveillance, cloud and cold storage, medical imaging and network/security appliances.
"Supermicro leads the industry with the widest selection of embedded server building blocks and is dedicated to bring even more compact, energy efficient, feature rich solutions to market," said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. "Indeed, as the embedded server market evolves, demands for more sophistication, functionality and power conservation will take central focus. Supermicro is the solution provider of choice with enterprise-class engineering, manufacturing and support expertise in this area. Our innovation, reliability and flexibility deliver time-to-market advantages to customers developing next generation embedded solutions."
-- A1 Series Intel(R) Atom(TM) based embedded serverboards (Intel "Silvermont" microarchitecture) feature 2.4GHz 64-bit, 22nm 3D Tri-gate System on Chip (SOC) process to offer high performance per watt and greater power efficiency. Ideal for SMB low-power server/storage, web hosting, networks security appliance (Rangeley w/QuickAssist) -- A1SAi-2750F( http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/atom/x10/a1sai-2750f.cfm ) (Mini-ITX) - Low-Power 8-Core (20W)
Visit Supermicro at Embedded World 2014, February 25 â 27 Nurnberg, Germany, MesseZentrum Exhibition Centre, Hall 1, Booth 406. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of Embedded Building Block Solutions visit http://www.supermicro.com/Embedded.
Supermicro(R) (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions(R) for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its "We Keep IT Green(R)" initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
Supermicro, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Call for Big Data by Marketers Leads to Strategic Partnership Between Brandworkz and Differentia Consulting to Provide Advanced Analytics for Digital Asset Management
LONDON, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Brandworkz, the specialist provider of marketing and digital asset management
technology has today confirmed a strategic partnership with Differentia Consulting to
provide QlikView self-service business intelligence analytics software for digital asset
The advanced analytics [http://www.brandworkz.com/features/reporting-and-analysis ]
offering, called Smarter.DAM provides complete information on the performance of digital
asset management (DAM) activity using data captured by the Brandworkz DAM platform. It
provides an audit trail and analytics on brand and marketing activities.
The Smarter.DAM Dashboard creates a single view of the way digital assets are being
used, marketing activities managed and campaigns executed. The dashboard application is
designed to be visual and easy to digest, taking complex data on the marketing processes
and assets that represent a brand and presenting the data so that it can be analysed
quickly. The dashboard gives clarity on how marketing management is affecting brand
consistency, governance, education and operations via powerful attribution analysis.
Clarity around the analytics of how a digital asset management system is being used
and by whom can drive a strategy for promotion of the site and its contents ensuring the
investment in the marketing materials, assets and templates as well as the system itself
Big Data is a key focus for marketers in 2014 as they are being required by their
businesses to be more numbers-driven and accountable than ever before. There is growing
demand from marketers for intelligent software to help consolidate and integrate data to
create strategies and campaigns. Data analytics is a vital tool for marketers and members
of management teams.
The Smarter.DAM offering is available now from Brandworkz or Differentia Consulting.
Arnaud Lagarde, Sales Director, Brandworkz says, "Our clients have been asking us for
advanced analytics in Brandworkz. We are delighted that our strategic partnership with
Differentia Consulting to create the QlikView Smarter.DAM dashboard gives marketing
managers the solution they need. Smarter.DAM addresses the requirement to report on
marketing assets and activity, in an accurate and timely manner. With clear reporting,
users understand where investment in digital assets, marketing campaign development and
marketing operations is giving return on investment."
Adrian Parker, VP Marketing and Strategy, Differentia Consulting says, "Differentia
Consulting are extremely pleased to have joined in a strategic partnership with
Brandworkz. The Smarter.DAM dashboard application, powered by QlikView will provide
marketers with role based analytics that they require to do their jobs efficiently, with
one accurate view of their marketing assets. Smarter.DAM is part of a series of Smarter.BI
platform offerings pioneered by Differentia Consulting to discover actionable insight for
decision makers across the enterprise."
Brandworkz is used by marketers and brand managers to centralise marketing management
processes, reduce costs and improve productivity. A cloud-based platform, it is used by
Red Bull Racing, Jones Lang LaSalle, Pfizer and Cambridge University for automating the
creation and delivery of marketing materials across channels, Brandworkz also ensures
compliance to a company's brand positioning. It enables users to share marketing assets,
manage campaigns, collaborate globally and improve sales or partner enablement.
Differentia Consulting are a UK based, global award winning, QlikView Elite Solution
Provider offering a platinum level of service. Delivering QlikView Services to 250+
clients, Differentia Consulting offer QlikView solutions across a wide variety of
industries and have a dedicated team of certified consultants to assist customers in the
design, development, implementation and on-going support of industry specific QlikView
dashboards and QlikView reports. These solutions may also incorporate QlikView extension
objects such as planning and mapping / location intelligence.
Anna Cotton, Brandworkz, London Office, +44(0)20-7288-9700,
The advanced policy engine in SmartSwitch(TM) supports M2M applications by
intelligently matching the priority of the data to a mobile network's preferred times
(such as a pre-defined off-peak schedule). This will maximise M2M system development
opportunities, such as telehealth or industrial applications, without congesting mobile
Ben Toner, Incubation manager at Chemring Technology Solutions, said: "To offer both
the mobile network and the user a real benefit, SmartSwitch(TM) can connect the needs of
the M2M application with the needs of the mobile network. It allows Multi-Tech's M2M
mobile devices to separate data into real-time and non-urgent classifications so that they
use the wireless service at a time when the data cost is lower for the end-user and
network less congested, enabling the operators to maximise service reliability."
Rod Landers, CEO of Multi-Tech, said: "I'm really excited to see this technology
getting deployed and we are very flattered that Chemring chose Multi-Tech's products to
demonstrate SmartSwitch(TM) at Mobile World Congress. We see this as an important tool for
M2M applications and network operators to more efficiently manage their traffic and costs
of service which will further accelerate growth in the Internet of Things."
SmartSwitch(TM) is the world's first true policy-on-the-device app that provides
enhanced subscriber engagement and connection management capability. It is optimised to
provide network operators with intelligent selective offload and traffic shaping, much of
which can be provided as a simple application delivered via an app store. Its unique
policy framework allows operators to choose between in-built traffic management solutions
for seamless and aggregated use of network technologies or to make use of native
functionality offered within the chipsets.
By using context aware conditions, an understanding of user preferences and
interaction with the billing platform, network and data management are brought to life. As
SmartSwitch(TM) is application aware, this also gives operators the ability to reduce
congestion in known problem coverage areas and ensure that traffic from value-added
applications is not lost.
About Chemring Technology Solutions
Chemring Technology Solutions is a world-class provider of mobile data management
solutions, including mobile apps, network security systems and rapid deployment networks.
Chemring Technology Solutions is the trading name for Roke Manor Research Limited,
which has been pioneering the development of innovative sensors, networks and
communications technology for over 50 years. It employs more than 450 staff and has over
430 patents to its name. http://www.chemringts.com
Multi-Tech Systems has been delivering industry-leading M2M communications solutions since
1970. With carrier-approved external and embedded modems and gateways, Multi-Tech makes it
easy and fast to connect your devices to networks anywhere in the world. We work with
clients in almost every market to efficiently enable cellular, analog, Wi-Fi(R),
Bluetooth(R) and GPS capabilities into their M2M solution. If we don't have it, we will
develop it. Multi-Tech established its reputation for innovative designs by obtaining 80+
patents as well as certifications from more than 30 carriers in over 80 countries.
Multi-Tech has made M2M simplified for thousands of customers worldwide. For more
information, please visit http://www.multitech.com.
Chemring Technology Solutions
CONTACT: For further information please contact: James Horne, Chemring Technology Solutions, +44(0)1794 833000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friendly will be presenting its innovative 4G LTE Device Management, Mobile Device
Management (MDM) and Quality of Experience (QoE) solutions. With its consistently
user-friendly approach, Friendly Technologies enables fast and reliable 4G deployment,
reduces churn rates, ensures customer satisfaction, and optimizes call center operations.
Friendly's solutions include:
- 4G LTE Device Management Solution, a unified (TR-069 & OMA-DM) platform
designed to streamline and accelerate 4G LTE deployment, for the management of various
device types: Indoor & Outdoor CPE, MiFi, Dongle, Femtocell and M2M devices
- Mobile Device Management (MDM) Solution, open and standard OMA-DM solution for
- Quality of Experience (QoE) Solution, optimizing mobile network performance
through continuous monitoring of the subscriber endpoint
"We look forward to participating in this lively demonstration of unique, future
mobile solutions together with other industry leaders, and to sharing Friendly's notable
contribution to 4G LTE device management," said Mr. Nir Ezer, VP Sales & Marketing at
"I am delighted to see the inspiring activity and exciting contributions of members of
OMA, the leading industry forum for developing market driven, interoperable mobile service
enablers, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress," said Ms. Elizabeth Rose, OMA
Friendly's will be participating in OMA's second annual Demo Day together with
industry giants including ARM, Comverse, CSR, Huawei, Mformation, Red Bend Software, Smith
Micro, Telecom Italia and Vodafone.
Friendly's representatives will be available to discuss the company's unified device
management solutions at the Mobile World Congress in Hall 5, Booth 5C81.
About Friendly Technologies
Friendly Technologies provides optimized device management and customer experience
solutions for fixed and mobile operators. Our Friendly solutions streamline and simplify
the entire broadband service life cycle, enabling operators to gain higher customer
satisfaction while reducing operational costs. We are looking forward to meeting you at
Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at our stand in Hall 5, Booth 5C81. http://www.friendly-tech.com
For more information:
Liel Anisenko, Marketing Communications Manager
Tel: +972-3-7539000 ext. 106 | Fax: +972-3-7539001
The only industry cloud vendor to be named, Veeva delivers cloud-based software
solutions specifically designed to help life sciences companies achieve their most
strategic objectives - bringing drugs to market faster and more efficiently, maximising
revenues, and maintaining compliance with government regulations.
"The company's sole focus on the life sciences industry boosts Veeva's unique
understanding of market wants and needs," the IDC MarketScape report continued. "This was
echoed by the firm's customers, which gave Veeva's life science market expertise extremely
Life sciences companies are increasingly relying on Veeva's cloud-based technology
solutions - spanning from commercial to clinical. Veeva's Commercial Suite, including
Veeva CRM, Veeva Network, and Veeva Vault, enables life sciences companies to create a
complete, up-to-date view of the customer, deliver and manage compliant content, and
engage customers across communication channels. Veeva's Development Suite of content
management applications provides life sciences companies unparalleled visibility and
control over complex document processes. By connecting business applications for clinical
trial documents, regulatory submissions content, and quality documentation, the
Development Suite helps companies work more efficiently while collaborating globally and
IDC Health Insights' 1Q14 Leading Indicators in Life Sciences IT Spending Survey is a
biannual budget tracking survey of several hundred life science companies. The survey,
which received responses from 107 companies on planned IT budgetary spend, technology
priorities, and vendor preferences, asked participants to identify which vendors servicing
the life sciences market they expect to spend money with on software, hardware, and IT
services during 2014.
About Veeva Systems
Veeva Systems is a leader in cloud-based software for the global life sciences
industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva has
more than 170 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to
emerging biotechs. Founded in 2007, Veeva is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area,
with offices in Philadelphia, Columbus, Toronto, Barcelona, Budapest, London, Paris,
Beijing, Shanghai, Osaka, Tokyo, Sydney, and Singapore. For more information, visit http://www.veeva.com.
1. IDC Perspective: IDC Health Insights' Top Preferred Life Science Technology Vendors
for 2014, doc #HI246612, February 2014.
2. IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science CRM Software 2013 Vendor Assessment, doc
#HI242172, July 2013.
Veeva Systems Inc.
Polystar's JUPITER INFORMATION GATEWAY Adds Third Party Data Sources to Network Analytics
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, BARCELONA, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
- Telco network intelligence solution harnesses network data and third party sources
for network performance and service quality.
Polystar [http://www.polystar.com ], a leading supplier of Network and Customer
Analytics, Network Monitoring and Test solutions for the telecom market, today launches
the JUPITER INFORMATION GATEWAY. It enables telecommunications network operators to
integrate 3rd party data sources seamlessly into real time Network Analytics.
Operators will benefit from enriched and correlated data, received from network
elements and conventional industry probe systems. Consequently even stronger visibility
into network performance and service quality can be obtained.
Polystar is also launching new integration capabilities (CSV export and a query API)
that enable CRM systems, Big Data and other 3rd party business analytics solutions to
benefit from processed and stored customer and network insights. Network data can then be
used in conjunction with other types of data, to unearth both network and customer
Integration capabilities are highly significant for telecommunications operators.
Extracting detailed subscriber information in real-time has become an integral part of the
information value chain for Big Data analysis. Polystar's solutions can feed other systems
and are used as sources of enriched data for third-party solutions or in-house
applications, such as customer experience management, fraud, roaming management, revenue
assurance, interconnect billing reconciliation, and OTA systems.
Robert Eriksson, Director Customer Experience Management at Polystar explains: "By
using the export and integration capabilities in Polystar's solutions, operators can
benefit from even stronger big data analysis and make better sense of the information
goldmine. Polystar's solution, enriched by these integration capabilities will quickly fit
into existing eco-systems to share information from different sources. This will give
operators an unprecedented ability to offer outstanding customer experience and gain
competitive advantage, while maximising long-term profit. Offering outstanding Customer
Experience is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways for a company to attract
and retain its customers. "
"For mobile operators, Customer Experience Management (CEM) is an opportunity to
differentiate themselves and increase revenue at a time when competition is fierce and
smartphones and data usage have increased subscribers' demand for bandwidth as well as
their expectations of service quality and performance. He concludes: "CEM is a huge
domain. It requires best of breed vendors who can each play their part, starting from the
capture of network information, all the way to change management needed to make use of it
all. Choosing the best vendors for the relevant links in the value chain will enable
better overall opportunities to provide outstanding customer experience. These vendors
must also use an open architecture, compliant with industry standards, to allow their
systems to be easily integrated with other systems and equipment vendors."
Polystar is an agile Network Analytics supplier, providing cutting edge customer and
network insights. Its industry leading data processing and enrichment solutions, combined
with state-of-the-art user interfaces and integration capabilities, makes Polystar the
perfect choice for the foundation of a comprehensive CEM strategy.
Mobile World Congress: Polystar will exhibit its solutions in Hall 6, 6G31
Polystar is the premier supplier of Network and Customer Analytics, Network Monitoring
and Test Solutions to leading telecom operators, service providers and network equipment
manufacturers around the globe. Polystar's innovative product portfolio supports the
complete lifecycle of new services and technologies- from design, pre-deployment
verification and stress-testing, through roll-out, down to network assurance and service
management of in-service mobile, fixed, IP or converged networks. Polystar is recognised
as one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden. Since its establishment in Stockholm in
1983, it has experienced a continuous and sustainable growth, and evolved to a global
presence, serving its customers in over 50 countries.
Polystar Media Contact: Inna Ott Director of Marketing Phone: +46-8-50-600-600 Email:
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Taiwan Companies: ASUS, Advantech, D-Link Corporation, E Ink Holdings Inc. and Waltop International Corp Showcase Innovative Communication and Mobile Solutions at Mobile World Congress 2014
BARCELONA, Spain, February 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Executives of leading communication and mobile technology makers in Taiwan- Advantch,
ASUS, D-Link Corporation, E Ink Holdings Inc. and Waltop International Corp have presented
their newest technological products during the Mobile World Congress.
ASUS introduced the ASUS ZenFone series that features Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass 3
screens for incredible scratch resistance and durability. Now available is the ZenFone 4,
ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 6. The PadFone mini combines the pocketability of a smartphone with
the screen size of a tablet. With a powerful Intel Atom Z2560 processor with Intel
Hyper-Threading Technology, 8GB of internal storage, and up to 64GB micro SD card support,
PadFone mini has all the power and resources needed for both phone and tablet apps.
Furthermore, the Company has introduced Z ZenUI, the all-new user interface exclusive to
ASUS mobile devices, first available on ZenFone and PadFone mini.
Advantech has presented the 1U Rackmount Network Application Platform. This product
has highly cost effective mid range appliances. It integrates processor flexibility from
Intel(R) Xeon(R) E3, Intel(R) Core(TM) down to Intel Celeron(R) thus enhancing
scalability, security, and reliability for networking applications.
D-Link presented the DSP-W215 mudlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug. This is a multi-purpose and
easy-to-use device that allows you to monitor and control your home electronic devices
from wherever you are. It also introduces the EyeOn(TM) Baby Camera DCS-825L that
transforms your mobile device into a versatile, yet easy to use baby monitor and The
D-Link DWR-932 LTE Mobile Router is a compact, portable solution for sharing your LTE
mobile broadband connection among multiple devices, with downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps.
E Ink Holdings Inc. introduced the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2, with the latest
standard for eReaders and the most recent electronic ink technology, the YotaPhone, a
smartphone with a unique dual screen design and features, and the Sony Digital Business
Device, a full size 13.3" reading and note taking device that weighs only 358g, and the
Waltop International Corp. presented the Innovative Stylus Solution for Mobile Devices
that provides a native writing experience with high precision and high resolution design
and 1024 (or above) levels of pressure sensing, which altogether make writing on digital
devices as intuitive as a native pen-paper writing experience. Waltop also introduces the
Software Development Kit for Stylus Applications, which helps mobile device makers to
address growing end-user demand for effective drawing and writing functionality via
New Intelligent Body Armour to Re-Ignite Weapons-Based Martial Arts Combat
SYDNEY, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The development of highly advanced, intelligent body armour that can withstand kill shots from some of the world's best fighters will soon make full-contact, weapons-based martial arts combat a reality.
The armour and supporting technology have been developed by Chiron Global, an Australian-based company that has spent the past four years developing, building, and patenting the technology solution. The solution features in-built sensors, and sophisticated software, that can calculate and display the actual damage a strike would have caused to the body if it was unprotected, in real-time.
A team of highly experienced engineers, technology experts, and product designers, including a former armour developer for films including 'The Lord of the Rings,' designed and built the intelligent armour which provides martial artists with high levels of protection from weapon strikes. The armour has already been tested by a number of highly respected martial arts experts including "The Arch Angel," Sone Vannathy, World Muay Thai Champion.
"Going up against a competitor wearing the armour, I can strike them to the best of my ability without fear of causing serious injury. The experience is unlike any other, but it still feels good to hit," said Vannathy.
The technology will pave the way for a new global sport, Unified Weapons Master(R) (UWM(R)) that pits the world's best weapons martial artists against each other.
"UWM's vision is to create a large-scale sport and entertainment experience where martial artists from different disciplines can compete against each other with real weapons, with an objective measure of who would have won in a real combat situation," said David Pysden, UWM CEO.
"We believe this new sport has the potential to generate similar levels of interest as MMA by unifying the weapons-based martial arts community, and bringing ancient weapons arts to the global stage."
Armour and Technology
The UWM armour features state-of-the-art technology that objectively measures the specific location and force of strikes to a competitor's suit of armour. Using medical research (including fracture profiling), software calculates and represents the actual damage that would have occurred to an unprotected competitor. It then processes a result much like a video game, but based on real, full-contact martial arts weapons combat, all in real-time. The armour has been designed to withstand high-impact strikes from real (but blunt) martial arts weapons.
UWM intends to begin its first live events later this year. Fans wanting access to UWM event tickets can sign up to a UWM Gladiator membership via the website( http://uwm.tv ). Members will receive a number of benefits including advanced access to exclusive behind the scenes content and information; priority access to tickets for UWM live events; exclusive access to membership only events and limited edition merchandise.
BARCELONA, Spain, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Marks its foray into Enterprise Device Testing with this step
Tech Mahindra [http://www.techmahindra.com ] Ltd. a specialist provider of connected
solutions to the connected world, today announced the launch of its Near Field
Communication (NFC) test lab in Bangalore, India.
The NFC Testing and Consulting capabilities in the lab will cater to the fast-growing
needs of chipset manufacturers, OEMs, Service Providers, Acquires and Issuers from the
banking industry. The state-of-the-art ISO 17025 Accredited Lab, has 100% capability to
meet the Wave1 test requirements as mandated by the NFC Forum. It also has the
infrastructure to meet the upcoming Wave2 test requirements of the Forum.
According to a leading research company [http://nfc-forum.org/post-in-blog-test-2 ],
with nearly 400 million NFC-enabled smartphones deployed worldwide, and growth projections
nearing 1 billion handsets by 2016, we are reaching critical mass for large-scale
application and infrastructure deployments. The Tech Mahindra NFC Testing Lab is also
gearing to support the above demand and to also offer Payments Certification and Testing
Solutions to the leading global banks.
Speaking on the occasion, Sirisha Voruganti, Head, Device Testing, Tech Mahindra said,
"The convergence of payments schemes on the smartphones from leading banks has caused a
lot of interoperability and compliance issues in the network as well. With this test lab,
we are geared to help the Chipset manufacturers, OEMs and Service Providers to reduce the
failure rates to NIL in the field and hasten their market growth. Our Lab focuses on
troubleshooting and consulting with global clients while providing cost-effective test
Additionally, Tech Mahindra had also announced acquisition of lab assets and
operations of the Type Approval Lab in Lund, Southern Sweden from Sony. It is now
company's flagship lab in Europe serving key customers and providing end-to-end test
solutions to device manufacturers and Global Carriers.
Tech Mahindra already has 6 Test Labs located across the globe offering Operator
Acceptance Test Schemes, Conformance Tests, Regulatory and R&D test support to its
customers and the latest lab addition in Bangalore catering to the enterprise sector,
further enhances the test market reach.
Tech Mahindra represents the connected world, offering innovative and customer-centric
information technology services and solutions, enabling Enterprises, Associates and the
Society to Rise(TM). We are a USD 2.9 billion company with 87,300+ professionals across 49
countries, helping over 605 global customers including Fortune 500 companies. Our
Consulting, Enterprise and Telecom solutions, platforms and reusable assets connect across
a number of technologies to derive tangible business value.
Certain statements in this release concerning the future prospects of Tech Mahindra
Limited ("the Company" or "TechM") are forward-looking statements. These statements by
their nature involve risks and uncertainties that could cause Company's actual results
differ materially from such forward looking statements. The Company, from time to time,
makes written and oral forward-looking statements based on information available with the
management of the Company and the Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking
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Actions Semiconductor's Tablet Chipsets Provide Advanced, Efficient Graphics with Imagination's PowerVR GPUs
Companies extend close relationship for future-generation OWL chipsets
ZHUHAI, China and BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) and Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies, are extending their collaboration in bringing advanced graphics to a range of Actions' OWL chipsets which are designed to address each segment of the tablet market. Actions is leveraging Imagination's PowerVR graphics in multiple generations of its OWL chipsets, including ATM7021, ATM7039 and ATM7029B, and will continue to use PowerVR for future generations.
Already reaching significant volume shipments following its release six months ago, Actions' ATM7021 chipset leverages a PowerVR SGX540 GPU, and brings advanced performance and multimedia capabilities to entry-level tablets. The company's high-performance ATM7039 chipset, featuring a PowerVR SGX544MP GPU and dual channel 64-bit DDR, offers a high level of performance for high-end Android tablets.
Actions' newest quad-core solution, the ATM7029B, features a PowerVR SGX540 GPU and supports Android 4.4. Built in MIPI, the ATM7029B offers an attractive price-to-performance ratio for the mid-range market. With PowerVR, Actions is using the industry's leading graphics processors that enable a powerful and flexible solution for all forms of multimedia processing. APIs such as OpenGL ES, OpenCL, RenderScript and FilterScript enable developers to unlock the enormous processing potential of both OpenGL ES graphics and GPU compute delivered by PowerVR IP cores.
Says Dr. Zhenyu Zhou, CEO, Actions Semiconductor, "We are winning significant new business for our innovative and cost-effective tablet chipsets with PowerVR based solutions. By partnering with Imagination Technologies to integrate their highly efficient, world-class PowerVR GPU cores in our OWL Series product family, we offer feature-rich solutions for each segment of the tablet market. We're pleased with the superior technological capability of PowerVR, as well as the great support we receive from Imagination."
Says David McBrien, executive vice president of sales and business development, Imagination, "We believe that leadership in graphics leads to leadership in end products. With high performance, low power consumption, small area and a broad developer base, PowerVR GPUs lead the market for embedded and mobile graphics. We are delighted that an innovative company like Actions is gaining increasing traction in the market with its PowerVR based solutions, and we are working closely with them to ensure they have access to the latest technologies to drive advanced graphics performance."
In its booth number 6E30 at Mobile World Congress, Imagination will feature tablets with Actions' latest PowerVR based chipsets, including the Ramos K6 and Ainol Spark II tablets. Mobile World Congress is being held February 24-28 in Barcelona, Spain.
About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACTS) is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive portable multimedia and mobile internet system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.
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Imagination's PowerVR graphics technologies are the de facto standard for mobile and embedded graphics. The PowerVR Rogue architecture is designed to support the features of the latest graphics APIs including OpenGL ES 1.1/2/3.0 and beyond, OpenGL 3.x/4.x, and designed for full WHQL-compliant DirectX 9/10, with certain family members extending their capabilities to DirectX 11.1 functionality. PowerVR Rogue GPUs deliver full support for all popular and emerging GPU compute APIs including OpenCL 1.x and Renderscript, delivering an optimal balance of performance versus power consumption for mobile and embedded devices.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination is a global technology leader whose products touch the lives of billions of people throughout the world. The company's broad range of silicon IP (intellectual property) includes the key multimedia, communications and general purpose processors needed to create the SoCs (Systems on Chips) that power all mobile, consumer, automotive, enterprise, infrastructure, IoT and embedded electronics. These are complemented by its unique software and cloud IP and system solution focus, enabling its licensees and partners get to market quickly by creating and leveraging highly differentiated SoC platforms. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEMs/ODMs who are creating some of the world's most iconic and disruptive products. See: http://www.imgtec.com.
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Cavium Introduces Highly Optimized, Small Form Factor 64 User OCTEON FusionÂ® Small Cell Base Station Design
Operators will Benefit from Cost and Power Enhanced OCTEON Fusion eNodeB Design
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc., (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, today introduced a new OCTEON Fusion LTE small cell design kit optimized for low power, low Bill of Materials (BOM) cost and superior RF performance. Cavium is unique in offering feature-rich small cell solutions with both manufacturable hardware designs as well as fully integrated PHY and L2/L3 stack software, tuned to deliver excellent out-of-the-box performance. For manufacturers, this pre-integrated, pre-verified complete solution will dramatically reduce development costs and accelerate their time to market. Operators in turn benefit from reduced opex and capex costs.
The new OCTEON Fusion manufacturable design kit produces an enterprise small cell that is 70% smaller than previous generation small cell designs. This small cell eNodeB will support up to 64 simultaneous, connected LTE users running within a PoE+ power budget, making it ideal for unobtrusive deployment. Cavium will demonstrate the new design in booth 2K60, Hall 2 at the upcoming Mobile World Congress exhibition. The design kit is available now to OEM and ODM customers.
"Profitable deployment of indoor small cells depends on operation using Power over Ethernet. In turn, that means that efficiency improvement at both the chipset and system levels are critical," said Joe Madden, Principal Analyst at Mobile Experts. "With low cost, power-efficient indoor small cells, Mobile Experts anticipates market growth to more than 5 million indoor small cells shipped in 2018."
"This new design leverages our system expertise to deliver an optimized solution within the PoE+ envelope," said Raj Singh, General Manager of Cavium's Wireless Broadband Group. "Operators are increasingly seeking fully integrated solutions that can serve high user counts while reducing deployment costs. This new design has done extremely well in lab trials with key operators."
About Mobile Experts
Mobile Experts provides insightful market analysis for the mobile infrastructure and mobile handset markets. Their analysts are true experts, who remain focused on topics where each analyst has 20 years of experience or more. Research topics center on technology introduction for radio frequency (RF) and communications innovation. Recent publications focus on Small Cells, Semiconductors for Small Cells, Cloud RAN, Semiconductors for RRH, Active Antenna Systems, Backhaul for Small Cells, DAS, and Carrier Wi-Fi.
About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 100 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com.
Actoz Soft Publishes 'In a Space,' Unrivalled Chaotic World War Shooting Game for iOS Announced
New dynamic shooting game for iPhone and iPad offers exciting levels of play and many weapons for world conquest
SEOUL, South Korea, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actoz Soft, in conjunction with PlayPieGames, app developers based in Seoul, South Korea, are excited to announce the release of a new shooting game for iPhone and iPad called In a Space. The game is designated to be released on February 17(th) and will be available for the Canadian market through the iTunes App Store.
In a Space is a location-based (LBS) game that detects the city and country of the user so that this region can become the starting point of the player's game. The game is very easy to use and offers a simple targeting system. The controls are located on the left and right side of the player's fortress and are very easy to maneuver. Simply by moving a finger around in a circle, a player can target and shoot enemies or move their weapons to a new location.
The object of the game is to destroy the Citadel and the Custodian, who have come to earth from another universe. As players complete Quests, they are given more points and better weapons. They can also form "Clans" with other players in order to defeat the enemy quicker. Each time a player or clan defeats a new enemy, they are rewarded and will move forward in the game.
In a Space offers exciting sound effects, thrilling music and 3D graphics for an entertaining and fun gaming experience. Players will also enjoy the massive Boss stages at the end of each level. The adrenaline-pumping action never stops.
The game designers have gone to great lengths to give players cool graphics, exciting weapons and challenging game play. The advanced targeting system makes it easy to wipe out the enemies that keep coming after you. In a Space is suitable for all ages and offers thrilling game play and user-friendly controls. At the moment, the game is free and available to the Canadian market through the iTunes App Store at:
About Actoz Soft
Actoz Soft is an app developer and publisher located in Seoul, South Korea. Additionally, the company is a global mobile publisher, as well as cooperative company with SEGA, SQUARE, ENIX and Shanda Games. They create high-quality games for the Internet and mobile industry. In a Space is their latest game for iPhone and iPad, but it is currently only available to the Canadian market through the Apple iTunes app store. They have also developed the following games: "1000 Years," "Mir II," and "A3: The Age of Sovereign." Their major work is Million Arthur, the global hit card game, with 10 Million Downloads. They strive to produce entertaining games for adults and kids of all ages. For more information please visit: http://www.actoz.com.
IGT's DoubleDown Casino Brings TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron to Mobile and Desktop
Featuring more ways to win from a single spin with FreeFall Symbols
LAS VEGAS and SEATTLE, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), a global leader in gaming systems technology, and DoubleDown Casino, the world's largest social casino, bring "more than meets the eye" to social games this month with the launch of the TRANSFORMERS Battle for Cybertron game on desktop and mobile. Players can experience the legendary battle between the AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS with Planet Cybertron's heroes and villains including OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, GRIMLOCK, SHOCKWAVE, RATCHET and BUMBLEBEE in the latest Hasbro release on DoubleDown Casino. The 40-line, five reel, high-energy slot is packed with innovative mystery and bonus features.
"We're committed to bringing exciting engagement to players, and are thrilled to offer this popular licensed game to DoubleDown Casino's mobile platform for the first time in the U.S.," said John Clelland, vice president of global Interactive marketing at IGT. "With the release of this unique social slot game, our players can enjoy instantly recognizable, exciting animations, and relive the fun of TRANSFORMERS from anywhere, at any time."
The game features IGT's classic FreeFallSymbols which allows multiple wins from a single spin as winning symbols disappear and are changed into new ones, cascading from above. After any spin, TRANSFORMERS robots may appear and explode away further symbols, unleashing even more wild and bonus-triggering symbols. In the Free Spins Bonus, players can select a TRANSFORMERS character to match their style of play: MEGATRON and OPTIMUS PRIME offer bigger multipliers, while SHOCKWAVE and BUMBLEBEE offer more free spins.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) is a global leader in casino gaming entertainment and continues to transform the industry by translating casino player experiences to social, mobile and interactive environments for regulated markets around the world. IGT's acquisition of DoubleDown Interactive provides engaging social casino style entertainment to more than 6 million players monthly. More information about IGT is available at IGT.com or connect with IGT at @IGTNews or facebook.com/IGT. Anyone can play at the DoubleDown Casino by visiting http://apps.facebook.com/doubledowncasino or doubledowncasino.com.
Utimaco Launches the Next-Generation of its HSM Model CryptoServer LAN V4: Easy Servicing, Lower Operational Costs
AACHEN, Germany, February 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
For the new CryptoServer LAN V4, Utimaco has dropped the HSM's operational costs even
further and made its servicing easier. To achieve this, the company has given its flagship
model a completely new housing design while leveraging the same hardware and software.
Thanks to the new design, the network appliance can be serviced during operation from the
front panel, which makes it even more failsafe. At the same time, costs for sending in the
appliance and the subsequent downtime during scheduled servicing are eliminated.
Aachen, 02/24/2014 - The first manufacturer of hardware security modules to do so,
Utimaco has heralded the start of tool-free battery replacement. To date, replacing
batteries in HSMs has meant substantial organizational and financial expenditure due to
the need for special tools and the complicated replacement process. Generally, the
operator sends in the appliance, needing to bridge the downtime and change internal
workflows. "Our LAN appliances have featured a redundant power supply system and expanded
remote monitoring options ever since the previous model. Important criteria for high
availability and reliability. So it is only logical that the next step would be in this
direction and also allowing the batteries to be replaced during operation via a front
panel," says Dieter Bong, Product Manager CryptoServer for Utimaco.
With the next-generation LAN V4, Utimaco is not only focusing on its end customers,
but also its partners. For the latter, a webinar on the topic of LAN V4 is planned for
February 14, 2014. "For our OEM partners, in particular, the new design is a big plus. The
improvement offers them even more flexibility in light of service and branding thanks to
the increased independence from us as the appliance's original manufacturer," adds
Matthias Pankert, Vice President HSM for Utimaco.
You can find all the technical specifications for the new LAN appliance V4 on the
Utimaco HSM website at hsm.utimaco.com/v4-lan.
Utimaco Safeware AG has been a global leading provider for data encryption and the
related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware Security Modules (HSM)
provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security requirements in industrial
applications including the only freely programmable HSM technology. Utimaco HSM develops
and produces its CryptoServer product lines exclusively in its German headquarters.
Utimaco HSM operates globally through its own sales and service network in Germany and
North America and through its international partner network.
Marketing Manager HSM
Utimaco Safeware AG
Xamarin and SAP Join Forces to Empower Enterprise Mobile Developers Worldwide
Companies to Drive and Deliver Powerful Cross Platform Enterprise Mobile Applications
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xamarin and SAP America, Inc., a subsidiary of SAPÂ® AG, today announced a collaboration to help enterprises rapidly build native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows leveraging the enterprise innovation of SAPÂ® Mobile Platform. These two industry-leading mobile solutions working together will empower developers to rapidly create richer and more personalized mobile enterprise applications. The announcement was made at Mobile World Congress 2014, being held February 24-27 in Barcelona, Spain.
According to Gartner, by 2016, 70 percent of the mobile workforce will have a smartphone, half of which will be purchased by the employee, and 90 percent of enterprises will have two or more platforms to support. With this massive adoption of mobile devices worldwide, enterprise developers are being challenged to create more rich and relevant mobile applications for corporate users. Ultimately the information maintained within these organizations' internal systems holds the key to creating compelling user experiences. When presented in a user-friendly format, this information can give employees, customers and partners a more personalized and relevant user experience.
For today's mobile enterprise applications to succeed, developers need secure and timely access to relevant company information and processes. Xamarin and SAP's goal is to empower developers to more easily and rapidly create cross platform mobile applications that integrate into the broad portfolio of mobile solutions from SAP as well as other back-end data sources. This is expected to enable the growing population of mobile users to have increased access to the data and processes that power their business.
Initially, the relationship will focus on the following initiatives:
-- Today Xamarin released a software development kit (SDK) that enables
developers to create native cross-platform applications capable of
easily leveraging the rich functionality and enterprise data exposed by
SAP Mobile Platform.
-- Xamarin Test Cloud, which allows developers to perform more fully
automated testing of mobile applications across hundreds of devices
simultaneously, will have unique built-in SAP Mobile Platform data
verification capabilities to ensure mobile applications are properly
capturing and synchronizing data with SAP systems. In this way, a mobile
application's frontend and backend functionality can be simultaneously
tested to ensure stability and data integrity.
-- Xamarin has announced a certified consultant program available
immediately to Xamarin's 150 global consulting partners and SAP's
thousands of global consulting partners. This program will establish
expert resources to ensure partners can efficiently develop compelling
apps using both Xamarin and SAP solutions and will enable enterprise
customers to identify premier consulting firms with this expertise.
-- Xamarin will expand its recently launched Xamarin University to include
an expert lead course to train enterprise developers to build Xamarin
mobile apps that can connect to SAP Mobile Platform.
"Both SAP and Xamarin are committed to giving developers the tools and technology necessary to rapidly create multi-OS mobile applications for today's untethered enterprises," said Bill Clark, Global Vice President, Mobile Strategy, SAP. "The collaboration between SAP and Xamarin will enable the vibrant and rapidly growing developer community to easily integrate the rich information maintained in SAP solutions into the high performance applications that are the hallmark of Xamarin developers."
In just over two years, Xamarin has amassed a community of over 500,000 developers in 111 countries, and a network of over 150 consulting partners globally.
"Xamarin empowers developers to create great cross platform mobile applications," said Nat Friedman, CEO and cofounder, Xamarin. "We are excited to be working closely with SAP so developers can rapidly leverage the rich set of services in SAP Mobile Platform directly into their mobile apps."
About Xamarin? Xamarin is the new standard for enterprise mobile development. No other platform enables businesses to reach all major devices--iOS, Android, Mac and Windows--with 100 percent fully native apps from a single code base. With Xamarin, businesses standardize mobile app development in C#, share on average 75 percent source code across platforms, and leverage their existing skills, teams, tools and code to rapidly deliver great apps with broad reach. Xamarin is used by over 500,000 developers from more than 100 Fortune 500 companies and over 30,000 paying customers including Clear Channel, Bosch, McKesson, Halliburton, Cognizant, GitHub, Rdio and WebMD, to accelerate the creation of mission-critical consumer and enterprise apps. For more information, please visit: xamarin.com, read our blog, and follow us on Twitter @xamarinhq.
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Innovative Technologies that Drive Network Evolution
At this year's MWC, SK Telecom will demonstrate LTE-Advanced tri-band CA ("20MHz+20MHz+20MHz") that offers up to 450Mbps speeds. It will also demonstrate LTE-Advanced "20MHz + 20MHz" CA that offers 300Mbps of speeds on smartphones; Inter-Site CA, a technology that allows for the aggregation of two different base stations that each offers the strongest signal strength for different frequency bands; and other future network technologies like vRAN, SDN and NFV.
Besides the above technologies, the company, together with Broadcom Corporation, will also demonstrate an advanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) femtocell solution to realize LTE-Advanced small cells at the exhibition booth of Broadcom. The company plans to conduct a trial by applying it to its commercial network in the second half of 2014 with aims to commercialize it in 2015.
Sophisticated Services Aimed at Enriching User Experience
As part of its efforts to develop customer-oriented services, SK Telecom commercialized T Phone on February 19, 2014. It is available to the existing users of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 through firmware upgrade since February 19 and is built as a basic feature in Galaxy Note 3 and LG G Pro 2 released from February 20. T Phone allows users to search contacts, receive spam notifications; view frequent contacts on the dialer screen; and enjoy other call-related features. Going forward, it will be built as a basic feature in most Android-based smartphones to be released by SK Telecom.
Open Platforms that Boost Further Innovations
SK Telecom will introduce three open platforms, namely LBS Platform, Context Platform, and Augmented Reality Platform. LBS Platform, built with leading indoor-positioning technologies, allows for the development of differentiated location-based services for many different venues. Context Platform provides information tailored to each user by sensing and analyzing the user's surrounding environment and device usage patterns. Augmented Reality (AR) Platform, created to boost the AR-related ecosystem, adds greater fun and convenience to people's lives.
ICT-Based Services that Create New Growth Opportunities
Based on its unrivalled network quality and strong technologies, the company has been focusing on the development of diverse appcessories in areas of safety, entertainment and child education. At the exhibition, SK Telecom will display Attach, a loss-prevention appcessory, Smart Green Button, an emergency calling appcessory, and T-Bike Black Box, a Mobius Platform-based black box solution. It will also showcase Atti, a kids learning robot; Smart Beam, the world's smallest pico projector for all HDMI devices; and Smart Wi-Fi Audio, a web speaker.
Meanwhile, the company will also introduce ICT-based health care services such as Health-On, a personalized health management service; Smart PHC, a total solution that enables public health centers to offer swift and accurate on-site diagnosis of diseases; and smart hospital solutions like Patient Guide and Bedside Station.
Atmel Introduces Three New Product Families, Expanding Its Low-power SAM D Cortex M0+-Based MCU Portfolio
Adds SAM D21, D10 and D11 Families with More Connectivity and Communication Functionality to Enable Design Scalability for IoT Applications Targeting Consumer, Industrial and Medical Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced the company has expanded its low-power ARM(Â®) Cortex(Â®) M0+-based MCU portfolio with three new families. These entry-level, low-power MCUs are packed with high-end features including Atmel's patented Event System, SERCOM module, peripheral touch controller, along with a full-speed USB interface, allowing designers to bring their products to market faster.
As more devices are becoming smarter and connected in this era of the Internet of Things, designers are looking for MCUs with additional connectivity and communication options to scale their applications in the consumer, industrial and medical markets. Atmel's new SAM D21, D10 and D11 families of Cortex M0+-based MCUs deliver low-power consumption, connectivity and small footprint, providing designers just the right price-to-performance ratio. These new families expand the company's growing line of Atmel Smart microcontrollers with new pin and memory combinations, along with new features such as DMA and crystal-less USB.
The SAM D portfolio is architected beyond the core, using over two decades of Atmel's MCU experience to create unique, connected peripherals that work flawlessly with the ARM Cortex-M0+ CPU, are easy-to-use, and provide scalability and performance. To help simplify the design process and eliminate the need for additional components, Atmel's new families also integrate additional functionality including full-speed crystal-less USB, DMA, I2S, timers/counters for control applications, and several other new features. Atmel's SAM D devices are code- and pin-compatible making it easy for designers to migrate up and down the family.
The SAM D families are ideal for applications that require low-power consumption, connectivity and small footprint for the Internet of Things (IoT), consumer and industrial markets. Atmel's SAM D devices are code- and pin-compatible making it easy for designers to migrate up and down the family.
"Atmel's expanded portfolio of low-power SAM D family ARM Cortex-M0+-based devices enables more designers to deliver smart devices in this increasingly connected world," said Noel Hurley, Deputy General Manager, CPU Group, ARM."The ARM Cortex-M0+ processor is a highly area- and energy-efficient core which enables partners, such as Atmel, to provide the right peripheral set, intelligence, communication and memory for their customers' needs. We are pleased Atmel has expanded their SAM D families with the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor."
"Atmel is constantly looking to differentiate its product portfolio to meet the rapidly changing market," said Patrick Sullivan, Vice President of Marketing, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel Corporation. "With the addition of the SAM D21, D10 and D11 families, we offer our customers a comprehensive portfolio of microcontrollers that include all the right features for a variety of applications. These new families highlight Atmel's differentiation through its core IP including the Event System, peripheral touch controller and SERCOM module."
Key Features of the SAM D21
-- ARM Cortex-M0+-based MCU
-- 48MHz operation
-- 2.14 Coremark/MHz
-- Single-cycle IO access
-- 6- to 12-channel Event System
-- 6- to 12-channel DMA
Robust peripheral set
-- Up to six SERCOM modules which are configurable as UART/USART, SPI, I2C
-- 12Mbps USB 2.0 device with an embedded host and device
-- Two-channel I2S with 96MHz fractional PLL for audio streaming
-- Up to five 16-bit timers
-- Up to three 16-bit times optimized for control applications
-- Peripheral touch controller that supports up to 256 touch channels to
support capacitive touch buttons, sliders, wheels and proximity sensing
-- Down to 70uA/MHz in active mode
-- 4uA RAM retention and real-time Clock and Calendar
-- Options to choose between an internal and external oscillators and
on-the-fly clock switching
To help accelerate a designer's development, the SAM D21 Xplained Pro is available for USD $39. The Xplained Pro boards include an embedded debugger and programmer and have a wide range of compatible extensions boards. Standalone programmer debugger solutions supporting the SAM D family are also available from both Atmel and third parties. The Atmel SAM D MCUs are fully supported by Atmel Studio and Atmel Software Framework.
The SAM D21 is the first family in this expanded portfolio, and samples and tools are available today with volume production in May 2014. Atmel is currently working with alpha customers. The SAM D21 is offered in 32KB to 256KB of Flash and in 32-, 48- and 64-pin packages
The SAM D10 and D11 families will be available in 14- and 20-pin SOIC and 24-pin QFN packages with up to 16KB of Flash. Both memory options will feature 4KB of SRAM. All package options minimize the number of power pins to maximize the amount of IO available for the application. Engineering samples and tools will be available in Q2 2014.
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
The company's EB Assist Car Data Recorder is a measurement tool that allows product development engineers to record and visualize data during test drives using a common tablet computer without complicated cable installations, monitors or keyboards. Easy-to-read graphics and tablet displays help engineers focus on test-drive essentials, minimizing evaluation and data-acquisition errors and increasing overall test efficiency.
"The market for driver assistance systems is growing rapidly," says Martin Schleicher, vice president of Strategy for EB's Automotive Business Segment. "Driver assistance systems and the tests required to develop them are becoming more and more complex in today's connected world.
"As a result, an ever-increasing number of tests and product-development test drives are needed. Today's market is urgently in need of intuitive, flexible and cost-effective road-test solutions such as EB Assist Car Data Recorder. The EB Assist Car Data Recorder allows product development engineers to record and visualize data during test drives using a common tablet computer."
"Development work on EB's Car Data Recorder began more than a year ago in cooperation with a number of leading car makers and automotive suppliers," Schleicher adds. "EB Assist Car Data Recorder is designed to replace costly OEM systems that are difficult to install and maintain."
EB Assist Car Data Recorder technology is based on EB's widely adopted platform for developing and testing advanced driver assistance systems - EB Assist ADTF (Automotive Data and Time-Triggered Framework). In its standard version, EB Assist ADTF is optimized for desktop use with rich and configurable user interfaces under Windows and Linux operating systems.
EB's new Car Data Recorder extends the use of EB Assist ADTF to a modern touch tablet. It allows for easy data exchanges between ADTF-based test cars and development systems and also offers a wide variety of out-of-the-box tools and components, including support for various vehicle busses such as CAN, FlexRay and Ethernet, as well as other hardware devices.
"The requirements for testing are growing continuously and there is an increasing demand for standardized, more user-friendly test and measurement equipment applications," says Dr. Matthias Gebhard, head of Metrology for Driver Assistance and Optical Metrology Systems at Porsche AG. "We have had an opportunity to have a first glance at EB's Car Data Recorder. It is a clever product that offers exactly the features our test engineers have been asking for."
Jurgen Ludwig with Driver Assistance Business Development at EB notes that "besides its cost-effectiveness, reliability and scalability based on standardized platforms and systems like ADTF and iOS, the EB Assist Car Data Recorder also provides unrivalled usability. The user interface offers a wide range of highly customizable visualization options for a clear and intuitive illustration of highly complex features. The EB Assist Car Data Recorder can be used for almost every target group and test scenario from highly specialized developer applications to live test-result presentations for senior management."
Test engineers also will benefit from the instant feedback provided by the Car Data Recorder, which in turn saves time otherwise spent on working through erroneous or incomplete test cycles.
In addition, EB Assist Car Data Recorder comes with "plug & play" functionality and its wireless connection reduces driver distraction and the amount of time required for mounting and dismounting laptops and displays. Test-drive scenarios can be changed easily during testing and engineers are able to move more freely in and around the car.
Ludwig predicts that multiple tests with several tablet PCs may be possible during a single test drive in the future.
EB currently is taking orders for immediate delivery of its EB Assist Car Data Recorder from major car makers around the world.
EB, Elektrobit Corporation
EB creates advanced technology and turns it into enriching end-user experiences. EB is specialized in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for wireless and automotive industries. The net sales from continuing operations in 2013 totaled MEUR 199.3 and operating profit was EUR 8.1 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. http://www.elektrobit.com
Elektrobit (EB) - Automotive Software
EB represents one of the most important suppliers of embedded software solutions for the automotive industry. In addition to the development of innovative products, it also specializes in services and consulting for the automotive industry, supplying implementations of serial software solutions for a broad range of AUTOSAR and FlexRay, infotainment, navigation, HMI and driver assistance systems. EB continues to invest in feature integration and development tools so that the in-vehicle devices get to market more quickly and ship in volume sooner. http://www.automotive.elektrobit.com
Juniper Networks Expands Software-Defined Networking Portfolio to Help Service Providers Build High-IQ Networks
-- New, Open Solutions Enable Carriers to Build Highly Customizable Networks that Accelerate Service Creation and Optimize Network Operations
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (Mobile World Congress 2014) - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today introduced new solutions that expand on its open standards-based software-defined networking (SDN) portfolio to enable carriers to accelerate service creation and build networks that deliver a customized end-user experience. Together with its Contrail technology, Juniper's solutions give service providers the ability to increase network utilization and deliver new, customized services to their customers in real-time. With these latest developments, Juniper now offers the industry's only open, secure, multi-layered, multi-domain SDN solution.
Service providers remain under significant pressure to stay profitable in the face of a data deluge driven by high-definition video streaming, mobile data, cloud computing and Internet-connected devices. At the same time, consumers now expect more customized experiences. According to a recent Bain & Company study, consumers paid an average of 28 percent more for customized goods than "off-the-shelf" products from the same manufacturer.(1) Today, however, service providers must perform complicated and cumbersome manual network changes that prevent the possibility of dynamic bandwidth, function and service provisioning.
Juniper Networks is expanding its SDN portfolio with new software and hardware to help service providers build high-IQ networks and cloud environments. These networks are secure, automated and scalable, enabling rapid service provisioning based on actionable intelligence.
The new SDN solutions from Juniper - which will help carriers address impending 5G demands - reduce complexity, enable networks to securely and intuitively adapt to user preferences in real-time and make existing hardware more efficient and versatile. These innovations will enable service providers to:
1. Automate network operations for simplicity and agility in response to dynamic service needs, while reducing operational costs.
-- Juniper today is unveiling JunosÂ® Fusion, software that can control
thousands of independent network elements - either from Juniper or a
third-party - from a single management plane. A large network may have
multiple core routers, hundreds of edge routers and tens of thousands of
additional touch points for transport, aggregation and backhaul, such as
microwave, mobile or optical devices. With Junos Fusion, service
providers can reduce network complexity and operational costs by
collapsing those underlying transport elements into a single point of
control from the Juniper NetworksÂ® MX Series or PTX Series routing
platforms. Junos Fusion is fully interoperable with third-party
solutions and is extensible to SDN control.
-- Combining Junos Fusion with the Juniper Networks Contrail controller and
Junos Space network management software provides a powerful portfolio of
capabilities to simplify the network and make it more responsive to
changing service offerings and needs. Junos Fusion will be available Q2
2. Scale the network infrastructure with silicon and SDN to deliver the performanceand efficiencyneeded to economically meet demand.
-- Juniper is expanding its SDN portfolio with Juniper Networks NorthStar
Controller, a new traffic-engineering controller leveraging open,
industry-standard protocols built to optimize service providers'
transport networks. Expected to be available in the second half of 2014,
the NorthStar Controller will automatically identify and program the
optimal path within a multi-vendor network, based on operator-defined
performance and cost requirements. This will allow service providers to
increase utilization, create service-oriented network paths and
dynamically adjust to changing network conditions. As a result, service
providers can better support dynamic mobile and cloud traffic, avoid
costly over provisioning, mitigate wasted CAPEX spend and reduce
planning cycles of current static networks.
-- Through the integration of WANDL technology, recently acquired by
Juniper Networks, NorthStar Controller is equipped with highly
intelligent analytics and modeling capabilities to enhance the
performance and cost-effectiveness of an operator's network
-- Today, Juniper is also introducing its 1 TB line cards adding further
scale to the PTX Series router. Available in Q2 2014, the new line cards
double the PTX router's per-slot capacity to provide operators with more
usable per-path bandwidth, yield greater network efficiency and reduce
additional CAPEX and OPEX.
3. Create new customizable services rapidly using an intelligent and programmablenetwork to increase revenue and brand equity.
-- Creating value for service providers is predicated on knowing what users
are doing on the network and being able to act on it quickly. Today,
with the new Junos Video Focus, Junos Subscriber Aware, Junos
Application Aware and Junos Policy Control products available on the MX
Series routers, operators can use the MX in the Gi-LAN as a Service
Control Gateway (SCG) to custom-tailor service experiences not only
based on who is using the network, but what they are using it for. These
SCG functions will be available in mid-2014.
-- Together with Juniper Networks Contrail, service providers can leverage
that intelligence to immediately implement Network Functions
Virtualization (NFV) and quickly provision new services, such as
security firewalls like Firefly Perimeter and DDoS Secure, as well as
adapt to changing business needs. In addition, service providers can
create different service experiences and service chains for different
subscribers, based on device, network or application, and charge
-- Today, Juniper also introduced the CSE2000 Carrier Services Engine, a
purpose-built, NEBS-compliant server platform for the service provider
environment. This provides customers with the flexibility to virtualize
network functions on the router, in a carrier-grade central office (CO)
or on a standard x86 server in the data center, providing the ability to
optimize service location based on performance and cost requirements.
The CSE2000 is available now.
To assist customers with the transition to highly customizable networks, Juniper Networks offers a full range of professional services. These include assessment, planning and migration services to support customers with roadmap development, design, deployment and integration with their existing service provider operations.
Juniper Networks will be showcasing its innovations in Hall 2, Booth #2061 at Mobile World Congress 2014. In addition, the company will be demonstrating its NorthStar and Contrail Controllers for NFV and SDN at OFC 2014, taking place March 11 - 13 in San Francisco at Booth #309, and at MPLS World Congress, taking place March 18 - 21 in Paris at Booth #102.
"The sustainability of the service provider business requires significant progress on the evolution towards zero touch networks, as well as the efficiency and flexibility that the virtualization technologies may bring to create new services faster. We share Juniper Networks' vision on automating network processes, deploying scalable network infrastructure, and creating new possibilities thanks to the network programmability. The challenge is ensuring that the industry consistently moves in the same direction."
-Enrique Algaba Montellano, director, Network Innovation and Virtualization, TelefÃ³nica
"Expanding Juniper's SDN portfolio aimed at service providers will enable custom service creation opportunities for carriers. What is new and different is Juniper's approach to open, multi-vendor network management of NFV-based services, such as virtual firewall and VPN, which is what service providers are saying they need in order to grow revenues and satisfy consumer and enterprise requirements for flexible service offerings."
-Nav Chander, research manager, IDC
"Historically, service provider networks have expanded economies, given voices to the otherwise unheard, and brought people and communities closer together. Imagine what the next evolution of the network could deliver if it could inherently eliminate complexity for end users and operators, adapt on the fly to deliver experiences based on user preferences, and if intelligent software could be added to make existing hardware more efficient and versatile. That is what Juniper will deliver with an optimized, automated, high-IQ network that allows for real-time customization."
-Rami Rahim, executive vice president, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks
-- To learn more about Juniper's new offerings for service providers, visit http://www.juniper.net/automate-scale-create
-- Blog: If You Can Imagine It, Juniper Can Help Build It by Rami Rahim
-- Blog: Fusing it All Together by Steve Shaw
-- Blog: Play Tough, Play Smart, Go for Gold in SDN by Stephen Liu
-- Video: Juniper Innovation Delivers Expanded SDN Portfolio
-- Juniper Communities: http://www.juniper.net/social
About Juniper Networks in Routing
Juniper Networks was born from a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. Our routing solutions are the result of some of the industry's most groundbreaking innovations across every aspect of networking technology: in silicon, systems and software. They continue to be the industry benchmark for performance, scale and rapid services deployment, giving customers a competitive advantage as they set out to build the best networks on the planet.
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking. Additional information can be found at Juniper Networks (http://www.juniper.net) or connect with Juniper on Twitter and Facebook.
Juniper Networks and Junos are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The Juniper Networks and Junos logo are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.
Statements in this press release concerning Juniper Networks' prospects, future products and prospective benefits to customers are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks. Actual results or events could differ materially from those anticipated in those forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including delays in scheduled product availability, the company's failure to accurately predict emerging technological trends, and other factors listed in Juniper Networks' most recent report on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements made in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release. Juniper Networks undertakes no obligation to update the information in this release in the event facts or circumstances subsequently change after the date of this press release. Any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification that may be referenced in this press release are for information purposes only, are subject to change at any time without notice and are not commitments to deliver any future product, feature, enhancement or related specification. The information contained in this press release is intended to outline Juniper Networks' general product direction and should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision.
The Upcoming MOCREO(TM) Music Receiver Connects All Your Audio Speakers
HONG KONG, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There are lots of choices for music lovers to play music, such as, wired audio speaker that doesn't offer wireless streaming. MOCREO has been developing practical devices that enable you to add Bluetooth to an existing set of powered speakers, and even more, to connect all your audio systems and speakers around the house at the same time.
MOCREO(TM) Wireless Bluetooth v3.0 Music Receiver Adapter for Audio Speakers
MOCREO(TM) Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver Adapter comes in a small and specially designs for adding Bluetooth streaming capabilities to any powered speaker and home stereo with an audio input. Users can simply plug the connector, and they can play music from your Bluetooth enabled devices wirelessly. The discreet and elegant design of the Receiver will complement any home stereo system. Its small unobtrusive footprint fits easily next to the stereo or speakers.
MOCREO(TM) Wireless Bluetooth Music Receiver Adapter is now available on DX, along with the: http://dx.com/p/248580. Considering its price, it is a cheap and easy way to add wireless audio streaming to any powered speaker system or audio component with a spare input.
MOCREO(TM)( )Wifi Music Receiver
MOCREO(TM)( )Wifi Music Receiver is a super versatile device by MOCREO that is being developed. What makes it distinguished from the mentioned adapter above is that this Wifi Receiver not only can add Bluetooth feature to existing audio speakers, but also can bring the entire home audio systems and speakers together on a dedicated wireless network, transforming the stereo or home theater into a music steaming system.
MOCREO(TM)( )Wifi Music Receiver comes with an App, allowing more than one phone control of the music and playlist. This feature enables your friends to connect to the app and add their tunes to the playlist. With the Wifi Receiver App, users can play their music from any device, such as smartphones and tablet, to stream different songs in each room or hear the same beat everywhere.
MOCREO(TM)( )Wifi Music Receiver is being developed further and more awesome features will be announced when it is released. DX will continue to keep customers informed of the latest news.
MWC 2014: Alpha Networks Launches the New Smart Home Gateway for Managing All Connected Home Devices
HSINCHU, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Networks Inc. (TAIEX: 3380), a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, is proud to announce a series of new 4G mobile communication products, including the ASL-14331M 4G Smart Home Gateway, at the MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. ASL-14331M integrates all connected home devices, by seamlessly linking and setting up network communication devices, home entertainment units, surveillance systems, network-attached storage applications, automatic controls, and cloud computing platforms. It is set to become the new-generation smart home controller hub, managing all home devices in a smart way.
As the concept of a smart home arises, connected devices with specific functions get more complicated. While they provide convenience, their complex setup and management may deter users, and that has opened up a market for core home integrated networking devices. Alpha Networks is introducing the 4G Smart Home Gateway, ASL-14331M, at the MWC 2014 to fully demonstrate the company's strengths in software-hardware integration and the advantage coming from its comprehensive product lines. The ASL-14331M links all smart home devices and enables easy access to remote settings with a dedicated app to manage all smart home connected devices, such as home entertainment units, surveillance systems, network-attached storage applications, and automatic controls. The ASL-14331M turns the traditional gateway into an Internet door of the family and a hub of automatic controls. Another core value of the ASL-14331M is its capability to combine cloud services. With this product, service providers can not only offer more diverse applications to users, but also customize value-added services based on user information collected from cloud platforms.
Targeting the 4G mobile communication market, Alpha Networks also introduced the BLT-FAP01 LTE & WiFi Enterprise Small Cell, the WLT-RV02 LTE Integrated Access Device, and the WLT-OD02 Outdoor Unit, which can automatically search for the best signals. Embedded with an in-house software solution, Alpha presents the BLT-FAP01. With its Interference Management feature, the product provides enterprises and operators with a more flexible solution to intelligently manage and allocate the bandwidth between WiFi and LTE networks. Alpha Networks also offers a comprehensive portfolio of heterogeneous networking products with various communication technologies including 3G/4G Micro Base Stations, 3G/4G modules, WiFi modules and PON broadband technologies to fulfill any different product applications and customer requirements.
"Over the years, Alpha Networks acquired an in-depth insight into the global telecommunications market. With superior software and hardware engineering design capabilities and comprehensive diverse portfolio, Alpha Networks showcases its strength, flexibility and competitiveness in the communications era. In the trend of intelligent applications, Alpha Networks will continue to develop products in the direction of providing total solutions and integration services. By combining networking technologies and multimedia applications, Alpha Networks will create a diverse and convenient smart environment for consumers," said Harrison Chang, President of Alpha Networks.
About Alpha Networks
Alpha Networks, Inc., a global leader in the networking ODM/OEM industry, is a premier outsourcing partner of brand name networking companies, telecommunications firms, consumer electronics OEMs, and service providers from around the world. Our diverse portfolio of off-the-shelf and custom solutions leverage the full potential of current and next generation technologies, including: LAN/MAN, Mobile & Broadband, Wireless, Digital Multimedia, and Mobile Enterprise Solutions. For more information about Alpha Networks, please visit http://www.alphanetworks.com.
Alpha Networks Inc.
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MediaTek Drives Global LTE Adoption with New ALCATEL ONETOUCH POP S7
Powered by MediaTek's 4G LTE Platform, ALCATEL ONETOUCH POP S7 will be available in Q2 delivering high-speed data performance to consumers worldwide
HSINCHU, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek and ALCATEL ONETOUCH today announce the LTE-enabled ALCATEL ONETOUCH POP S7, powered by MediaTek's 4G LTE quad-core platform. Available in Q2 this year, the POP S7 launch will bring 4G LTE to the mass market at an affordable price point, and will further extend the product range for both ALCATEL ONETOUCH and MediaTek across their respective global portfolio of LTE devices.
The POP S7 features MediaTek's 1.3GHz quad-core processor and multi-mode 4G LTE modem MT6290. By combining fast 4G connectivity with a sharp and bright 5" IPS display, users can enjoy a truly immersive mobile experience with the POP S7 such as streaming high-definition video content.
The MT6290 multimode 4G LTE modem embedded within POP S7 supports LTE Release 9 CAT 4, enabling data rates as high as 150Mbit/s downlink. The MT6290 modem is also compatible with FDD and TDD modes, as well as HSPA+, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, EDGE and GSM/GPRS radio technologies.
"MediaTek is proud to again be selected to power the latest ALCATEL ONETOUCH smartphone. The new ALCATEL ONETOUCH POP S7, designed for the mass market and featuring our multimode 4G LTE modem, is the exciting first step for MediaTek to demonstrate its global capability in the fast growing LTE market." said, Jeffrey Ju, General Manager of Smartphone Business Unit, MediaTek. "We're focused on providing a wide range of solutions to serve the super-mid market", Jeffrey added.
Dan Dery, CMO of ALCATEL ONETOUCH added, "The POP S7 is the first entry-level LTE-enabled smartphone powered by MediaTek's innovative technology, and we're rolling out across EMEA, APAC and other regions. We foresee a huge increase in LTE adoption worldwide in 2014, and we are pleased to working in close collaboration with MediaTek to meet the market demand at the right time."
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge systems on a chip for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world's first octa-core smartphone platform with LTE and its CorePilot technology released the full power of multi-core mobile processors. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.mediatek.com for more information.
About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is simple, unexpected, down to earth, irreverent and colorful. We believe that what makes technology smart is what you can do with it rather than what it can do.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.
Telkomsel Selects Axeda to Power Internet of Things Solutions in Indonesia
New Axeda Machine Cloud Telco Edition Speeds Time to Market for Mobile Network Operators
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for connecting, building and managing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and Telkomsel, the largest mobile operator in Indonesia and sixth largest globally, today announced that the Axeda Machine Cloud Telco Edition has been selected by Telkomsel as their go-to-market platform to deliver IoT solutions and capitalize on new revenue opportunities in the nascent but rapidly-growing Indonesian market.
The demand for a newly introduced offering, the Axeda Machine Cloud Telco Edition, was driven by the explosive growth of connected devices, the volume of IoT data that is being produced by these intelligent assets, and operators' desire to increase profitability by offering value added IoT applications on top of their standard network connectivity. Mobile network operators (MNOs) are at the epicenter of this growth and need a platform to collect and manage machine data as well as build and deliver IoT applications, while getting to market quickly and minimizing upfront infrastructure investments. The Axeda Machine Cloud Telco Edition is a complete and proven solution for MNOs that bundles the Axeda Connect, Axeda Build and Axeda Manage offerings for MNOs. The solution is highly scalable and can be deployed as a public cloud, private cloud or hybrid offering.
"Axeda provides MNOs with an IoT platform and an ecosystem of solution providers to drive new revenue within the fast growing IoT market," said David Canavan, EVP of business development at Axeda. "Telkomsel will be able to offer their enterprise and SMB customers a solution for connecting, building, and managing connected products and assets while also providing their developer community with access to an IoT platform to rapidly innovate."
"Axeda's strong IoT capabilities coupled with our leadership in mobility enables a completely new set of solutions for enterprise customers, solution developers and small businesses," said Edward Ying, Director of Planning and Transformation Telkomsel. "With Axeda and their partners, we are able to immediately bring new IoT solutions to market for connected products, connected vehicles, usage-based insurance, connected health, asset tracking, smart buildings and smart cities."
The Power of Axeda's IoT Platform and Applications
By utilizing Axeda's award-winning IoT platform and applications, MNOs can offer enterprises innovative end-to-end solutions that offer immediate value. Axeda provides an in-depth suite including:
-- Axeda Connect - IoT Connectivity Middleware. Cloud-based communication
software that enables MNOs to easily and intelligently connect machines
and devices to the cloud and then process, transform, organize and store
machine and sensor data. Includes support for more than 50 Axeda Ready
devices, modules and chips that are certified to work with the Axeda
Machine Cloud to improve time-to-market and ensure accurate, secure data
-- Axeda Build - IoT Application Enablement Platform. Cloud-based tools
that simplify development and enable MNOs and their customers to rapidly
and economically implement IoT applications. Capabilities include data
management, a scripting engine, an integration framework, SDKs and web
services for accessing data and application services in the Axeda
-- Axeda Manage - Connected Machine Management Applications. Cloud-based
web applications that enable MNOs and their customers to remotely
monitor, manage, service, and control wired and wireless connected
products and assets. Capabilities include remote access, security
management, software distribution and configuration management.
Axeda provides the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines and implementing innovative M2M and Internet of Things solutions. We reduce the cost and complexity of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Our customers use the Axeda Machine CloudÂ® to turn machine data into useful information, build and run innovative M2M applications and optimize business processes by integrating machine data.
By relying on the AxedaÂ® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at http://www.axeda.com.
Catherine Purcell Gryska
Telkomsel is the world's 6th largest cellular operator by number of subscribers and the market leader in Indonesia's telecommunication industry that serves more than 131 million subscribers. With 69,000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS) Telkomsel provides the largest network coverage in Indonesia, reaching almost all of Indonesia's population. As a pioneer in the development of Indonesia's mobile telecommunication industry and to enter the advanced stage of mobile broadband services, Telkomsel provides cellular services through GSM Dual Band (900 & 1800), GPRS, Wi-Fi, EDGE, 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ networks throughout Indonesia, and is testing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. To serve customers' needs, Telkomsel is supported by a 24-hour call center and 410 service centers throughout Indonesia. Learn more at http://www.telkomsel.com
Acision Forges Communications for Enterprise and Developer Community
BARCELONA, Spain, Mobile World Congress, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
One API delivers powerful, rich communication services for mobile devices, browsers and applications
Acision, a global leader in mobile services, today announced the launch of Forge by Acision, a rich application programming interface (API) that gives operators, enterprises and developers the power to create advanced communication features in their applications, all from the cloud. As a flexible communications framework, Forge enables accelerated application development with SMS, IP Messaging and Voice connectivity, intelligent routing as well as both mobile and web coverage, allowing enterprises to actively build new innovative services to grow and manage engagement opportunities.
Acision has merged its expertise in mobile communications together with the reliability of its carrier-grade products and services, to provide simple, secure API and SDK access via Forge. The single API interface and self-service access means that almost anyone can leverage Forge to create new applications or add-on services to pre-existing applications and services.
Forge by Acision gives mobile operators the ability to offer out of the box services to a community of developers, who can build communication services for their enterprise customers and enhance innovation within their network. Through the Forge API, Enterprises have easy and direct access to a complete SDK, making the integration of rich messaging and voice functionality simple, secure and reliable. Developers in the Forge ecosystem will have access to a services toolkit that enables quick and easy development, pioneering applications and services for enterprises and consumers. Developers will also be able to and easily access, manage and store their applications within Acision's cloud.
Key services of the Forge toolkit include:
-- Forge connections - enabling enterprises to send and receive messages, exchange files, multimedia content and initiate voice services directly from a mobile application or web services - from SMS to IP messaging and/or VoIP
-- Access to Acision messaging and voice toolkit including WebRTC SDK and REST APIs - enabling messaging and voice to be built directly into any type of application or service
-- A native Android and iOS SDK - providing a powerful SDK which enables developers to quickly and easily build rich communication into their applications
-- Acision's white-label, rich communication client, Fuze - for rapid app deployment and a superior user experience.
Today, enterprises are increasingly finding that when using local aggregators for their messaging services critical peer-to-peer (P2P) and application-to-peer (A2P) messages are often sent via grey routes, causing messages to be blocked at their destinations by carrier spam and fraud systems. Forge overcomes this issue by only using legitimate delivery routes, and offering a fall-back to SMS for urgent and priority messages sent over IP. This ensures all key business communications are securely delivered to the intended end user.
Matt Cockett, EVP Enterprise at Acision, commented, "We have created an enterprise ecosystem, which simplifies the world of communication and helps organisations reach customers and employees. Our highly interactive, high-availability services are backed-up by industry renowned infrastructure and a global support and security network. Acision already has a heavy footprint in the telecommunications ecosystem, and with Forge we are now opening up this network and global connectivity to enterprises, along with a platform API and SDKs for future application and service development."
To find out more about Forge by Acision, please visit Acision at Mobile World Congress in Hall 8 at stand 8.1A41 (App planet).
Acision connects the world by powering relevant, seamless mobile engagement services that interoperate across all IP platforms and enrich the user experience creating value and new communication opportunities for carriers, enterprises and consumers across the world.
Mediatek Announces MT6630, World's First Five-in-One Combo Wireless Connectivity SOC for Mobile Devices
Feature-rich, low-power design combines 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, ANT+, multi-system GNSS and an FM transceiver on a single chip in the smallest PCBA footprint
HSINCHU, Feb. 24 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mediatek today announced the MT6630, the world's first five-in-one combo wireless system-on-a-chip (SOC) to support full featured smartphones, tablets and other premium mobile devices.
The MT6630 dramatically reduces the component count and eBOM while improving ease-of-design for manufacturers by eliminating external low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and integrating the Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz power amplifiers (PAs), Bluetooth PA, and transmit-receive (T/R) switch into a PCBA footprint less than 65 sq mm.
-- Dual-band single-stream 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with 20/40/80MHz channel
-- 802.11v time of flight protocol support and management engines to enable
higher accuracy of indoor positioning via Wi-Fi
-- Advanced support for Wi-Fi Direct Services and Miracast(TM) optimization
for easier pairing, increased robustness, advanced use-cases, and lower
-- Bluetooth 4.1 with Classic, High-Speed and Low-Energy support, and ANT+
for compatibility with the latest fitness tracking, health monitoring,
and point of information devices and applications
-- Concurrent tri-band reception of GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS
with industry leading sensitivity, low power, positioning accuracy, and
the longest prediction engine
-- FM transceiver with RDS/RBDS
-- Integrated engines and algorithms for full concurrent operation and
co-existence, including industry-leading throughput during LTE
The MT6630 delivers full concurrent operation of all 5 systems operating at maximum compute intensity with no degradation compared to single-system operation while offloading the mobile device CPU for design ease and extended battery life.
As a focus on low power and digital home convergence, the MT6630 uses a configurable PA architecture to save current at commonly used power levels, including those used for Miracast(TM) Wi-Fi Direct services. The MT6630 implements advanced co-existence techniques, including for LTE to deliver industry-leading throughputs. The MT6630 also supports Wi-Fi diversity for premium smartphones and tablets to improve antenna angle sensitivity and handheld scenarios.
"The MT6630 makes it simple for manufacturers to bring mobile devices to market with sophisticated wireless features, lower power and uncompromised performance," said SR Tsai, General Manager of MediaTek's Connectivity Business Unit. "The MT6630 furthers MediaTek's focus to deliver the best experiences across the digital home and mobile applications by using its unique leadership position in digital TV host processors, smartphone platforms, and connectivity."
The small-footprint design is available in 5 x 5mm WLCSP (Wafer Level Chip Scale Package) or a 7 x 7mm QFN (Quad Flat No-Leads) and requires only 44 components, which is around half that of other integrated wireless solutions.
Mediatek's MT6630 is sampling now and complements the recently announced MT6595 octa-core SOC with LTE for premium mobile devices. The first commercially available devices to use the MT6630 are expected in the second half of 2014.
Mediatek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge systems on a chip for wireless communications, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Mediatek created the world's first octa-core smartphone platform with LTE and its CorePilot technology released the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Mediatek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.mediatek.com for more information.