E911 Manager® Now Available as Cloud-Based Service
Comprehensive, Automated E911 Protection Now Available as a Service via RedSky's Managed Private Cloud
BOSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RedSky Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based E911 solutions, today announced the availability of its flagship product, E911 Manager® Version 6, as a cloud-based service via the company's managed private cloud. The announcement was made today at the International Avaya Users Group (IAUG) Global Education Conference in Boston.
E911 Manager® integrates with major call servers/PBXs to track the detailed location all types of phones on the enterprise network including analog, digital, SIP, H.323, WiFi and softphones. The application then automatically updates the location information used by call takers in public safety answering points (PSAPs) throughout the country to dispatch emergency response.
"We are witnessing a major transition of enterprise applications moving to the cloud," says Nick Maier, senior vice president, RedSky. "Offering E911 Manager® as a service through our managed private cloud gives organizations who need comprehensive, automated E911 protection two highly scalable and reliable deployment options. We believe an increasing number of organizations will take advantage of E911 in the cloud to help manage their capital expenditures and IT staffing costs."
In addition to being available as a cloud-based service, E911 Manager® Version 6 can also be deployed within the enterprise in a virtual environment or on a dedicated server. A single instance of E911 Manager® can support multiple call servers/PBXs in single platform and hybrid networks as well as tens of thousands of endpoints. E911 Manager® works seamlessly with the leading platform providers including Avaya, Cisco and Siemens and supports SIP endpoints and voice platforms.
Optional modules extend the capabilities of E911 Manager® to meet a wide range of enterprise needs. For example, Emergency On-Site Notification monitors all call servers/PBXs for outbound 9-1-1 calls and alerts administrators, security and on-site responders of emergency calls in-progress along with the location of the caller.
For more information on E911 Manager® Version 6, please contact RedSky at 877-REDSKY-1 (877-733-7591) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RedSky is the leading provider of on-premise and cloud-based E911 solutions with more customers, more technology, and more experience than any other provider. More than a million workers, students, guests and visitors rely on RedSky for E911 protection. RedSky leverages legacy standards as well as the new National Emergency Number Association (NENA) i3 standards for Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) to help organizations provide effective 9-1-1 emergency response, comply with state E911 regulations and meet business requirements for safety, risk management and efficiency.
Ethertronics Launches Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Product Line Featuring Industry-Leading PIM Performance in all 2G, 3G and 4G Bands
EtherDAS(TM) Delivers -153dBc Performance in Every Cellular Band Between 700 MHz and 2.7 GHz
SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethertronics, a leading technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today launched a line of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) products. EtherDAS Indoor(TM) is the world's first DAS solution to achieve passive intermodulation (PIM) performance of -153dBc in all 2G, 3G and 4G bands.
Mobile operators are increasingly setting stringent PIM requirements for DAS to minimize interference, which undermines data, video and voice performance and saps network capacity. A low PIM figure indicates that a DAS system can provide noticeably superior performance and faster throughput on both the uplink and downlink.
EtherDAS Indoor is designed for indoor deployments such as offices, arenas, airports and convention centers. Mobile operators are increasingly focusing on improving in-building coverage and capacity - particularly for LTE - to attract and retain customers, including high-value business users. EtherDAS also is an ideal way for operators to accommodate trends such as the dramatic increase in photos and videos that consumers upload to social networking sites.
Ethertronics' EtherDAS line initially features two omni-directional products: one with a 525 mm pigtail connector and one with an N connector, providing installation flexibility. Both products feature a compact design and neutral color so they blend in with their surroundings.
EtherDAS is the latest example of Ethertronics' leadership in developing industry-first RF solutions for cellular, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. To date, Ethertronics has shipped more than 500 million passive and active RF solutions to leading OEM and ODM customers.
"Mobile operators see indoor DAS as a powerful way to improve coverage and capacity while reducing their macro base station CapEx and OpEx, but they've been discouraged by DAS products that have limited performance, spectrum support or both," said Steven Marcher, COO at Ethertronics. "EtherDAS is a breakthrough design that eliminates those drawbacks and enables operators worldwide to begin leveraging the power of DAS in every band across 2G, 3G and 4G. No other commercially available DAS product can match EtherDAS' combination of performance and spectral breadth."
EtherDAS Indoor will be commercially available in June 2012. Ethertronics will initially offer EtherDAS Indoor directly to systems integrators and other value-added resellers.
Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Ethertronics is a technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience for operators, OEMs, and consumers. The company is established in designing and manufacturing high-performance embedded antenna system solutions supporting a wide range of applications. Ethertronics' patented Isolated Magnetic Dipole(TM) (IMD) technology has a legacy as a strong foundation for passive, as well as active antennas designs. Ethertronics' technology has been selected by major customers with worldwide annual shipments over 200 million annually. Ethertronics maintains a global network of design centers and manufacturing operations. For more information, visit http://www.ethertronics.com.
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EMC Transforms Infrastructure Management with New DataBridge Enterprise Management Tool
Enables IT-as-a-Service Through "Mashups" of Management Information
LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC WORLD 2012 --
-- New EMC® DataBridge(TM) enterprise management tool transforms how
customers consume and manage IT operations data.
-- DataBridge "mashes up" or converges IT operations data, transforming
silos of disparate compute, storage and network management information
into use-case specific DataBridge widgets for better visibility across
the infrastructure as part of an IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) deployment.
-- DataBridge delivers key performance indicators in real-time for greater
visibility and control over physical and virtual IT infrastructures.
-- In a few clicks, IT teams can build customizable DataBridge dashboards
for continuous, informed decision making, reducing or eliminating the
traditional time and resource-intensive manual processes of IT data
collection and analysis.
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At EMC World 2012, EMC (NYSE: EMC) today announced a brand new enterprise management tool--EMC DataBridge, which empowers IT operations teams with "single-pane of glass" management to easily build customizable dashboards for delivering ITaaS. As customers continue to transform their IT infrastructures, they require powerful--yet simple--new ways to better manage their ever-growing virtual data centers. With DataBridge, which will be available later this year, customers will have real-time IT infrastructure management data at their finger-tips. DataBridge will mashup management information to increase infrastructure visibility, improving overall IT operations management and investment decisions across both physical and virtual environments.
Traditional IT infrastructure management software provides deep, detailed insights into compute, storage and network, however these insights only represent a specific view of what's happening within the datacenter. With DataBridge, customers can break down these silos, combining and relating this infrastructure management data in a way that provides a more complete multi-dimensional view of their infrastructure. DataBridge will support EMC ProSphere®, EMC Data Protection Advisor(TM), EMC Unified Infrastructure Manager, EMC IT Operations Intelligence Suite(TM), EMC Storage Configuration Advisor(TM) and EMC AppSync®, in addition to non-EMC data sources. This enables customers and partners to build DataBridge widgets that combine the data from these products with other EMC management software and customer data sources in new, meaningful ways for increased visibility.
DataBridge will include the DataBridge studio, an enterprise mashup environment where customers will go to build DataBridge widget. With DataBridge studio, customers can build and add new DataBridge widgets to their DataBridge library to share with others in the organization--simply and quickly. It enables customers to automate the collection and consolidation of IT data from various sources, filter that data with business logic and add visualizations, all packaged in use-case specific DataBridge widgets. With a few clicks, IT operation teams can build and modify intuitive dashboards from a library of pre-built widgets that can be dragged-and-dropped into their dashboard.
DataBridge integrates IT operations data, embeds business logic and generates rich interactive dashboards in new ways, enabling customers to:
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-- Tap into existing data sources to bridge existing IT data silos with
DataBridge studio to build DataBridge widgets by combining data from EMC
and third party solutions using REST APIs, SOAP and JAVA programmable
interfaces, XML, Microsoft SQL, SharePoint lists and Excel files.
-- Add immediate value by repurposing IT management data and present key
performance indicators in real-time.
Visualize IT Infrastructure Data in New Ways
-- DataBridge widgets combine one or more data sources with business logic
to create powerful visualizations that are otherwise generally labor
-- DataBridge widgets for storage metering include DataBridge Storage
Chargeback, which deliver detailed usage visualizations, and DataBridge
Resource Analysis, which delivers detailed utilization across both
primary and backup storage gathered from EMC ProSphere and EMC Data
Customize Dashboard Preferences
-- DataBridge dashboards are easily customized by dragging and dropping
DataBridge widgets from the DataBridge widget library.
-- The power of DataBridge dashboards is the ability for customers to
create visualizations based on their individual requirements for
monitoring key performance indicators in real-time. At any time
DataBridge dashboards can be modified to adjust to changing needs.
EMC Global Services accelerates IT transformation at every phase of the services lifecycle, and solutions such as DataBridge have the potential to further advance these services through technology design, deployment, optimization, operations management, education, and customer support. In addition, EMC ISVs, service providers, and partners who provide customization services, will all be able to leverage EMC DataBridge to expand their service offerings.
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"EMC DataBridge delivers visibility across a business' IT infrastructure in both the physical and virtual environments-providing customers with integrated dashboards, and analytics with better visibility across the organization. These new capabilities--combined with EMC's storage and infrastructure solutions, and the ability to include third party data sources--create valuable new opportunities for companies looking to exploit and leverage real-time data from their cloud environment."
Jay Mastaj, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMC Infrastructure Management Group
"Businesses today are bombarded with so much information from many different sources. An average IT Operations professional manages data across hundreds of networks, storage arrays, firewalls and applications, each with its own management tool and data source. Manual processes are no longer viable in today's world of instant business decisions. Our vision is to continue developing these types of solutions to help our customers move their crucial data and business operations to the cloud environments."
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JNBridge Announces New Lab - Using Hadoop With .NET-Based Mappers And Reducers
Using out-of-the-box JNBridgePro, company provides specific instructions and source code demonstrating how to write .NET-based Hadoop mapreducers in process and without streaming
BOULDER, Colo., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JNBridge, (http://www.jnbridge.com), a leading provider of interoperability tools that connect the Java and .NET Frameworks both on the ground and in the cloud, today announced a new JNBridge Lab demonstrating how to build and use .NET-based mapreducers with Apache Hadoop. Using the out-of-the-box functionality of JNBridgePro, JNBridge's flagship product, this new lab provides a faster and better way to create heterogeneous Hadoop applications than other current alternatives.
JNBridge Labs is a series of newly developed interoperability kits designed to help developers address new ways of connecting disparate technologies both on the ground and in the cloud. The labs are distributed freely, with pointers to documentation and links to source code. They are announced on the company's blog (http://www.jnbridge.com/jn/blog/) and are available on JNBridge's website (http://www.jnbridge.com/labs).
The Hadoop lab demonstrates how developers can write .NET-based Hadoop mapreducers against the Java-based Hadoop API -- without having to use Hadoop streaming or incurring the overhead costs of parsing the stream. The resulting .NET code can run inside the Hadoop process, greatly reducing both development time and performance costs.
"We expect developers who want to implement or use Hadoop mapreducers written in C# or other .NET languages will find this much easier than other alternatives," explained Wayne Citrin, CTO of JNBridge. "The beauty of this lab is that the hardest part was getting educated on Hadoop. JNBridgePro is versatile enough that once we understood the problem, a straightforward and elegant solution pretty much just fell into place."
JNBridgePro connects Java and .NET Framework-based components and applications together with simple-to-use Visual Studio and Eclipse plug-ins that remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability. JNBridge's interoperability software and adapters have received numerous accolades over the company's past 10 years, including being cited as a Gartner Cool Vendor and the Reader's Choice Award from Visual Studio Magazine.
JNBridge expects to offer several more labs throughout the course of the year. The Hadoop Lab is available now and can be downloaded at (http://www.jnbridge.com/labs).
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JNBridge connects Java and .NET Framework-based components and applications together with tools and adapters that are fast, simple to use and remove the complexities of cross-platform interoperability, both in the cloud and on the ground. See what JNBridge can do in 3.5 minutes on (http://www.jnbridge.com/videoscribe.htm).
JNBridge is a privately-held company based in Boulder, Colorado. Celebrating 10 years, JNBridge counts 25 percent of the Fortune 100 as its customers. The company has more than 500 unique customers in 40 countries that use its award-winning solutions in a wide variety of applications in financial services, insurance, media, manufacturing and other industries. Please visit (http://www.jnbridge.com) for more information.
ANADIGICS' HELP(TM)4 Power Amplifiers Enable Several New ZTE Android Smartphones
WARREN, N.J., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today announced that the Company is shipping production volumes of its AWT6621, AWT6624, AWT6625A, and AWT6628A fourth generation High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power (HELP(TM)4) power amplifiers (PAs) to ZTE for the V889D, V788D, N788, N910, and PF200 smartphones. The V788D, N788, N910, and PF200 feature a 3.5-inch screen, 5 megapixel camera, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. The impressive V889D delivers a 4-inch screen and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
The ZTE V889D is powered by the AWT6621 and AWT6628A power amplifiers and V788D is enabled by the AWT6621 power amplifier. ZTE's N788 features ANADIGICS' AWT6625A power amplifier. The N910 is powered by the AWT6624. The PF200 is powered by the AWT6624.
"We look forward to working with ZTE as it continues to develop innovative smartphones for the global wireless market," said Michael Canonico, senior vice president of worldwide sales at ANADIGICS. "The strength of our product portfolio coupled with our Asia-centric strategy demonstrates ANADIGICS' commitment to both product and service excellence. Our world-class applications centers in China further support ANADIGICS' growth initiative."
ANADIGICS' HELP4 4G PAs use the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology to achieve optimal efficiency across low-range and mid-range output power levels and provide the lowest quiescent currents in the industry. The AWT6621, AWT6624, AWT6625A, and AWT6628A power amplifiers deliver industry-leading efficiency in WCMDA, HSPA and HSPA+ systems. This level of performance helps to extend battery life in handsets, smart phones, tablets, netbooks, and notebooks.
ANADIGICS HELP4 PA Facts and Highlights:
-- Industry-Leading Performance
-- Average current consumption reduction of 30%, compared with previous
-- Three mode states to achieve exceptional power-added efficiencies at
low-range and mid-range output power levels
-- Industry's lowest quiescent current of less than 4 mA
-- Best-in-class linearity at maximum output power
-- High Level of Integration
-- 3 mm by 3 mm footprint
-- Internal voltage regulation
-- Integrated "daisy chainable" directional RF coupler with 20dB
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About ANADIGICS, Inc.
ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) delivers integrated radio frequency (RF) solutions that OEMs and ODMs demand to optimize the performance of wireless, broadband and cable applications across all major networks and standards. ANADIGICS features a diverse portfolio of highly linear, highly efficient RFICs. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers and other components that can be purchased individually or packaged as integrated RF and front-end modules. For more information, visit http://www.anadigics.com.
New Report on Building the Business Case for Cloud Computing Available from Financial Executives Research Foundation and Intacct
Report Looks at Impact of Cloud Computing in Transforming Finance; Features Commentary and Feedback from CFOs across Several Industries
ORLANDO, Fla., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) and Intacct today announced the availability of a new cloud computing research report, titled: "Building the Business Case for Cloud Computing." FERF, the research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI), the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management, conducted all the research behind the report - including interviewing CFOs from a diverse array of industries. The announcement was made from the 2012 FEI Leadership Summit, taking place this week in Orlando, Florida.
The new FERF report takes a broad look at the motivations for choosing a cloud-based system, the tangible benefits of the cloud, and the impact of cloud computing in transforming the finance function. William Sinnett, senior director of research for FERF, conducted a series of interviews with CFOs and included their commentary and profiles on their use of cloud computing in the report.
The report revealed that, when it comes to the motivations for choosing a cloud-based solution, the responses from the CFOs interviewed fell into three main categories:
-- A desire to optimize IT systems by eliminating costs and IT overhead
-- A desire for better access to information
-- A desire to streamline and automate financial accounting processes and
provide robust reporting for improved decision making
The CFOs also discussed the benefits of moving from on-premises software to a cloud financial management system, including:
-- Increased anytime, anywhere visibility
-- Productivity savings, such as superior integrations with existing
-- Reduced hardware and software costs
-- Lower implementation and integration costs
-- Lower operational and maintenance costs
To learn more about how cloud financial applications are transforming finance departments of all sizes, copies of the complete "Building a Business Case for Cloud Computing," report are available at http://bit.ly/Lbvico. The report is also available from the Intacct booth at the FEI Leadership Summit (Booth #221). In addition, several of the CFOs included in the report will participate in a panel discussion, "Building the Business Case for Cloud Computing," during the Summit on May 21st (11:00am - 12:15pm ET).
About Financial Executives Research Foundation
Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF) is the nonprofit 501(c)(3) research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI). FERF researchers identify key financial issues and develop impartial, timely research reports for FEI members and nonmembers alike, in a variety of publication formats. FERF relies primarily on voluntary tax-deductible contributions from corporations and individuals, and publications can be ordered by logging onto http://www.ferf.org.
Intacct is the cloud financial management company. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Intacct's award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. Intacct applications, in use by more than 5,000 organizations from startups to public companies, are designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers offer Intacct to their clients. The Intacct system includes accounting, contract management, revenue management, project and fund accounting, inventory management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation and financial reporting applications, all delivered over the Internet via cloud computing.
Intacct is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit http://www.intacct.com or call 877-437-7765. Connect with Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Intacct and the Intacct logo are trademarks of Intacct Corporation. All other company and product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Are You a Human's User-Friendly Game-Based Security Solution Aims to Replace Distorted Text CAPTCHAs
DETROIT, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Are You a Human, a Detroit-based company that designs simple games used to verify human interaction on websites, today announced its innovative game-based human authentication tool, PlayThru. Designed to replace distorted text CAPTCHAs as a means of human identification, PlayThru is a free, cloud-based solution and is already deployed on the websites of popular business-to-consumer companies such as Quicken Loans and Fathead.
"Fathead is thrilled to have an alternative to traditional CAPTCHAs," said Joanna Cline, Chief Marketing Officer at Fathead. "We want to present our customers with simple, engaging solutions, and PlayThru eliminates the frustration customers often experience with CAPTCHAs."
CAPTCHA security challenges, predominantly based on the distorted text model, are used to discern humans from automated bot applications and are most commonly found on websites that require users to sign up for an account, purchase tickets, participate in online polls or post comments. These images are traditionally difficult to read, and as a result nearly 25 percent of users will leave a website rather than complete the CAPTCHA.
As the first game-based CAPTCHA, PlayThru solves the major problems associated with the text model, such as poor user experience, decreased security and reduced conversions. Rather than asking users to decipher difficult-to-read words or phrases, PlayThru invites users to solve a game by identifying and interacting with dynamic objects, such as dragging and dropping toppings onto a pizza. Because of the dynamic nature of the game, these puzzles are easy for humans to solve but difficult for a computer. The drag and drop methodology also makes PlayThru a mobile-friendly solution for touch screen Smartphones.
"Text-based CAPTCHAs are difficult to decipher and easy to break, which forces them to become increasingly more difficult to solve. This vicious cycle makes it frustrating for users, who many times will give up before following through to a site," said Reid Tatoris, COO of Are You a Human. "PlayThru combines intuitive puzzles with proprietary algorithms to distinguish human interaction from malicious automated attacks, giving content providers confidence they are dealing with real humans, and giving end users a much more pleasant experience."
In Are You a Human-sponsored surveys, 98 percent of users preferred PlayThru over traditional text-based CAPTCHAs. And in beta deployments, sites using PlayThru have seen submission rates increase by up to 40 percent over text-based CAPTCHAs.
Are You a Human launched in May 2011 and received initial funding from Detroit Venture Partners, Frankel Fund and First Step Fund.
PlayThru integrates with multiple CMS platforms such as WordPress, Drupal, PHPBB, and vBulletin, as well as libraries for all popular code formats. The solution can be downloaded for free at (http://www.areyouahuman.com).
About Are You a Human:
Are You a Human creates simple, intuitive games that websites use to verify that their visitors are real people. These games, called PlayThrus, replace obnoxious text based CAPTCHA verification tools that infuriate users and decrease submission rates. PlayThru is the fun, easy, more effective way to stop spam without driving users crazy. Fight bots with fun! For more information visit http://www.areyouahuman.com.
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Marvell and ZTE Introduce the Next-Generation of China Mobile's Best Selling Smartphone
ZTE's new U880E for China Mobile features Marvell's PXA920H Single-Chip TD-SCDMA Solution
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) and ZTE, today announced a new Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) smartphone - the sub 1,000 RMB U880E - for China Mobile, the world's largest carrier with more than 650 million subscribers, expanding the companies' long-standing collaboration that delivers affordable, innovative mobile devices to the Chinese market. The U880E is the next-generation of ZTE's U880, also powered by Marvell, which is currently one of the best-selling 1,000 RMB smartphones in China.
"The strategic partnership between ZTE and Marvell has been a key driver of the widespread adoption of affordable smartphones by Chinese consumers. I'm so pleased to see the phenomenal success of the original ZTE U880. This is not only evidence of the technical advantages of the TD-SCDMA standard, but also is representative of the innovation made possible through global collaboration," said Weili Dai, Co-founder of Marvell. "ZTE's new U880E, featuring the Marvell® PXA920H single-chip solution, extends the technology and cost benefits to a new generation of smartphones and further solidifies Marvell's continued success in driving the mass adoption of TD-SCDMA smartphones in China."
"I believe the introduction of the next generation of ZTE's U880E is a game-changer for the mass adoption of China Mobile's 3G smartphones. Our collaboration with Marvell continues to raise the technology bar for the entire industry, bringing consumers powerful performance, premium design and quality - all at an attractive price point," said Wang Yong, vice president of ZTE Corporation.
The U880E, which is immediately available to China Mobile subscribers, features Marvell's industry-first single-chip PXA920H solution, a highly integrated 3G platform with TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE support designed for multimedia-centric devices. The handset features a 1 GHz Marvell CPU - an upgrade from the previous generation's 806MHz CPU - and Marvell's high-performance TD-SCDMA protocol stack. Armed with a 4-inch screen size, the U880E offers a compelling user experience in web browsing, social networking and multimedia activities.
"According to the updated data from Sino Market Research, the sales volume of U880 still leads among all the TD smart phones and is ranked the third among all 3G mobile phones. Compared with the strategy in the era of feature phones, the strategy for enhancing brand awareness in the era of smart phones is of great importance. The U880 has achieved good brand recognition, which will help the U880E to extend the glory," said Mr. Suny Sun, Vice General Manager and Senior Analyst, Sino Market Research Ltd.
-- Marvell PXA920H 1GHz CPU communications platform
-- Marvell Avastar(TM) 88W8787 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FM enabled; 802.11n
-- Marvell Mobile Hotspot capability
-- Marvell PM8607 integrated audio and power management
-- Marvell's robust and field-proven TD-SCDMA protocol stack
-- Marvell RF808 RF transceiver
-- Android Gingerbread 2.3 operating system
-- 10.8 millimeters thick
-- 4-Inch WVGA High Definition Screen
-- 4G eMMC ROM+512 MB RAM
-- CMMB+MBBMS2.0 Mobile TV
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE's revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit http://www.zte.com.cn.
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Mario Tennis Open Puts a New Spin On Hand-Held Tennis Action
New Game for Nintendo 3DS Features Singles and Doubles Matches, Special Games, Online Multiplayer Modes and Mii Customization Options
REDMOND, Wash., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rain or shine, Nintendo fans can now enjoy a fun flurry of tennis-themed challenges anytime, anywhere. Mario Tennis Open is now available for the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system, inviting players to step onto the court with Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals for fast-paced singles and doubles tennis matches, skill-building Special Games and new online modes that let friends and family members with wireless Internet access compete together. The game also features new ways for players to customize their Mii characters and interact with other players via the built-in StreetPass feature.
In Mario Tennis Open, players can take on the role of fan-favorite characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Bowser, or play as their own personalized Mii character. Choosing between the Nintendo 3DS system's intuitive touch-screen controls or traditional button controls, they can dive into action-packed tennis matches in single-player mode or invite others to join in the fun using a local wireless or Wi-Fi Internet connection. With each victory, players accumulate coins that can be redeemed for virtual items like rackets, sneakers and tennis uniforms, which not only enhance the appearance of their Mii character but also boost their stats on the court.
"Nobody does tennis quite like Mario," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "With new Special Games, wireless multiplayer modes and customization options, Mario Tennis Open offers a new hand-held experience for new and longtime Nintendo fans alike."
The action in Mario Tennis Open can get fast and furious as players trade serves, volleys, drop shots and cross-court smashes. Unexpected twists arise when special Chance Areas appear on the court during match play, inviting players to run to those areas to execute supercharged return shots with intense spin or extra power. A variety of Special Games also let players practice their swings and explore new challenges. For example, the included Super Mario Tennis game asks players to complete familiar levels from the classic Super Mario Bros. game by using their tennis swing to stomp Goombas and Koopas.
In addition to well-known Mushroom Kingdom characters like Mario and Luigi, Mario Tennis Open lets players unlock new characters such as Luma, Baby Mario and Dry Bowser. Some characters are unlocked through game play, while others can be unlocked using a special QR Code made available online. Players can visit http://mariotennisopen.nintendo.com for more details.
As many as four players can connect online to play Mario Tennis Open together in singles or doubles matches. The new Open Match mode can also be used to pair a player in a singles game with an online opponent of a similar skill level, and players can view their standings via online leaderboards. With a local wireless connection, Nintendo 3DS owners can connect and play together even if only one of them owns a Mario Tennis Open game card.
Players can use the built-in StreetPass feature of the Nintendo 3DS system to interact with other Nintendo 3DS owners they encounter as they go about their day. They can show off their customized Mii characters and incorporate computer-controlled versions of other players' Mii characters in competitive StreetPass matches or cooperative Ring Shot challenges. Exchanging data via StreetPass requires users to have their Nintendo 3DS system set to Sleep Mode, and both users must have the Mario Tennis Open game.
Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii(TM) home console, Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System(TM), Nintendo has sold more than 3.9 billion video games and more than 630 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi(TM) and Nintendo DSi XL(TM), as well as the Game Boy(TM), Game Boy Advance, Super NES(TM), Nintendo 64(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM) systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario(TM), Donkey Kong(TM), Metroid(TM), Zelda(TM) and Pokemon(TM). A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the company's website at http://www.nintendo.com.
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LAS VEGAS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a mobile video sharing company, has established an agreement with Asian tech company, Dalrus Pte Ltd. out of Singapore, to collaborate on enhancing and supporting Thwapr's aggressive plan to become a major presence in the Asian mobile community.
Dalrus is a leader in mobile technology and application development for mobile platforms. They are pioneers in the mobile content distribution and mobile community marketplace. The founding team was the first, in 1997, to introduce downloadable mobile content to Nokia phones in Asia. Dalrus currently operates a world class mobile community, Ownskin, servicing mobile phones from major brands. Ownskin currently generates on average 3 million mobile daily page views and 2 million online daily page views.
Thwapr intends to further develop its patent pending technology with Dalrus to create a new peer to peer mobile video sharing experience, with a focus to integrate Asian cultural behaviour and local brands. The Asian marketplace offers significant opportunity for the dynamic capabilities of Thwapr's proprietary mobile platform to transcend the unsupported video format problem, and make viewing and sharing mobile video a device agnostic process.
Asia accounts for more than a third of the world's mobile broadband subscriptions with over 420 million users, and is expected to double in size over the next three years. This diverse region boasts the world's largest mobile market, China, the fastest growing, India, the most advanced, Japan and South Korea as well as some of the most undeveloped. Asia will continue to dominate global mobile ad spend with an expected 33.6% share of the $20.6 billion in mobile ad revenue forecast for 2015.
"I am very pleased to be working with a team of proven experts that have a deep knowledge of not only mobile technology, but also the means of building a vibrant mobile community. Dalrus is an important part of our strategy to position our technical infrastructure for Asian expansion," said Ron Singh, CEO of Thwapr.
"I am delighted to be working with Ron and his team to value add to their existing patent pending technology and marketing thrust into Asia," said Kwek Loong, CEO of Dalrus.
About Thwapr, Inc.
Thwapr is a mobile video sharing platform company that has engineered a proprietary technology to deliver the best possible mobile video quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Thwapr's seamless device agnostic process empowers users to socialize video content, and provides a solution to monetize the mobile community. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology allows brands and marketers a new visual communication channel to engage the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. Visit us at http://www.thwapr.com, follow us at http://www.twitter.com/thwapr or Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/thwapr
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Hughes Announces Emergency Networking Solutions in Anticipation of Hurricane Season
Solutions Ensure Government and Business Networks Stay Up and Running When Disaster Strikes
GERMANTOWN, Md., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced the availability of Hughes Emergency Services in anticipation of the 2012 hurricane season. Hughes Emergency Services include network restoral, post-event response and preparedness satellite solutions designed to provide robust, expedited broadband Internet connectivity for government and business when a disaster strikes.
According to the National Hurricane Center, the 2011 hurricane season's biggest event - Hurricane Irene - caused over $15 billion in damage and killed 49 people. This year, projections are mixed, as meteorologists predict fewer named storms but greater proximity to the U.S. coastline. According to a recent report in Forbes, hurricanes in 2012 are more likely to develop closer to the U.S., which will make forecasting more difficult and reduce warning lead-times.
"This year's unpredictable storm season reinforces two facts," said Mike Cook, senior vice president at Hughes. "You cannot predict if a storm will strike, but you can prepare for its worst effects. Businesses and governments must ensure continuity of operations during disasters--which means the ability to respond to immediate citizen and customer needs. But no response is possible without reliable communications. When cell phone towers are damaged and traditional circuits flooded, satellite broadband service ensures that organizations can respond to the disaster and maintain day-to-day operations like sending emails, processing orders, sharing information and checking inventory."
Businesses and government agencies should follow these steps to stay connected during hurricane season 2012:
-- Have a back-up generator and plenty of batteries on hand. Maintaining
electrical power will be a top priority because without it,
organizations cannot ensure an Internet connection.
-- Subscribe to a resilient, high-speed Internet service, such as satellite
broadband, so that decision-makers and emergency operators can stay
connected even if terrestrial networks fail.
-- Prepare and protect critical data. Evaluate which applications and
information systems are essential. This can include Continuity of
Operations (COOP) and emergency response plans, accounting documents,
inventory logs, and constituent information. Organizations should
back-up information frequently and store the data in a safe, secure and
dependable facility. Since data may be lost due to flooding, consider
storing it at an off-site location.
-- Keep at least one corded phone connected to a wall jack to ensure that
offices have telecommunications service in the event of an
-- Do not hesitate to go on alert. If a facility is at risk of losing
service for an extended period of time, put its Web host provider on
Landline connections can be unreliable during significant flooding and windy conditions, forcing operations to cease. This can mean a significant loss of revenue for businesses and disruption of vital government services that are needed most in recovery operations. Whether an organization needs emergency communications at a fixed site or on-the-move, Hughes can deliver reliable connections during crisis.
For more information, visit http://www.government.hughes.com and click on White Papers in the Resources section to learn more about Hughes Emergency Solutions. To order directly, call 1 (877) 881-8603.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit http://www.hughes.com.
VisualOn Integrates New Streaming Standard at the Cable Show 2012
MPEG-DASH is now integrated into OnStream MediaPlayer+ enabling high quality media delivery to any device
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BOSTON, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that provides solutions enabling high quality video and audio on any mobile platform, announced today that it has incorporated MPEG-DASH into the company's mobile media player, OnStream MediaPlayer+. This will allow operators and content providers to employ new multimedia streaming capabilities, including MPEG-DASH streams and components of the OSMP+ framework that allows easy DRM integration.
WHAT: VisualOn has integrated MPEG-DASH, a new
standard for adaptive streaming over
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), into
OnStream MediaPlayer+. The solution
optimizes playback across any connected
device, further alleviating the challenges
of scaling high quality media delivery
across fragmented, multi-platform mobile
ecosystem. These efforts come as part of
VisualOn's commitment to advocate for the
adoption of MPEG-DASH as an international
standard within the market. VisualOn is a
member of the DASH Promoters Group.
WHY: MPEG-DASH provides a high quality, quick-
to-market solution for content providers
and cable operators to unify their content
delivery approach across a broad range of
devices including PCs, TVs, laptops, set-
top boxes, game consoles, tablets and
mobiles phones. The new standard simplifies
the delivery of IP video and streamlines
workflow, allowing content providers to
deliver the highest quality user experience
with greater cost efficiency.
WHERE: VisualOn will be demonstrating the MPEG-DASH
integration with its multimedia solutions at
the Cable Show on May 21-23 in Boston,
Mass. They are located at booth number ES-
QUOTES: "We are committed to the highest possible
video quality delivery across all types of
connected devices, which drives our
continued development of a sophisticated
streaming technology," said Yang Cai CEO of
VisualOn, Inc. "MPEG-DASH is an emerging
trend that puts our customers' multiscreen
solutions at the forefront of the industry."
ABOUT: VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based
multimedia software company that enables
rich entertainment experiences across
smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected TVs
and other mobile and convergent devices.
VisualOn's unique patent-pending technology
is designed to be platform agnostic for ease
of integration, with optimized quality,
performance, and minimal power consumption.
Integration of digital rights management
(DRM) is secure and efficient. VisualOn
supports streaming, VOD, mobile TV and other
multimedia applications with quality levels
rivaling hardware based solutions. For more
information, please visit http://www.visualon.com.
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From Obstacle to Opportunity: Secure Collaboration in the Cloud
NEW YORK, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The growing need: To share sensitive information with more people and partners via the cloud.
The parallel challenge: To do so with absolutely reliable, air-tight security and withoutever losing control.
CIOs have to address the challenge of securing their company's sensitive information (intellectual property and data) in a world of unprecedented business-to-business information flow and collaboration.
This virtual town hall explores how you can secure sensitive enterprise information while still enabling effective business practices, including close and constant collaboration with extended networks of partners, and preventing what is beginning to feel like an inevitable information free-for-all.
WHAT: Learn how leading CIOs and GCs are controlling the rising tide of sharing sensitive information without losing control.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Time: 12pm - 1pm EDT
WHO:Moderated by Robert P. Mahowald, IDC Research Vice President, SaaS and Cloud Services, the panel will include several distinguished thought leaders:
-- Richard Pina, Technical Advisor, IBM and Chief Architect, Global Morgan
Stanley Account Team, is a technology expert whose current focus is on
enterprise-class mobile systems, financial trading system analytics, and
-- Jeff Carter, Chief Development Officer, EyeLock Inc., is a leading
innovator at EyeLock Inc., an iris-based identity management company.
-- Ari Lightman, Director, CIO Institute at Carnegie Mellon University,
responsible for strategic execution and growth of the CIO Institute - an
executive education center focused on providing needed skills for the
next generation of IT manager.
-- John Landy, CTO, IntraLinks, a technology expert with more than 20 years
of experience working for businesses that require privacy, such as
Fidelity. He has led teams as a chief architect, consultant, and
software developer focused on systems management, global engineering,
enterprise integration, and ePayments.
WHERE:Register for the live stream of the virtual event or visit the website at http://www.intralinks.com/virtualtownhall2
IntraLinks Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: IL) is a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions. Through innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions, IntraLinks solutions are designed to enable the exchange, control, and management of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working through the firewall. More than 2 million professionals at 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies depend on IntraLinks' experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $19 trillion, IntraLinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions. For more information, visit http://www.intralinks.com.
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WHITING, Ind., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leave the scissors behind, coupon use has gone mobile. A new CouponCabin.com survey reveals that four-in-ten (40 percent) smartphone users have redeemed a coupon on their mobile device. In addition, nearly one-third (29 percent) of smartphone users search for coupons on their device at least once a month, with 40 percent of U.S. adults ages 18-34 doing the same. This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from March 26th - March 28th, 2012, among 3,312 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.
Wide ranges of coupons are popular with smartphone users. In fact, the majority (72 percent) said they are at least somewhat likely to use a mobile app that offers savings with different types of coupons (e.g., online codes, grocery, non-grocery). When asked what types of coupons they have redeemed on their smartphones, users said the following:
-- Daily deals - 41 percent
-- Grocery coupons - 39 percent
-- Online coupon codes - 34 percent
-- Printable coupons - 29 percent
-- Freebies such as free samples or coupons toward free trial of items - 24
-- Other non-grocery coupons - 23 percent
To meet the demand for mobile coupon use, CouponCabin.com has launched a free all-in-one, coupon app that allows users to access coupons in every coupon category, including grocery, printable for in-store use, and online codes for hundreds of online retailers. In addition, users of the CouponCabin app will find gas price comparisons, amazing deals on must-have products, free samples and coupons for local stores and restaurants.
"Unlike many other coupon apps, we're excited to share this all-in-one app that offers basically every type of coupon you'll ever want," said Scott Kluth, CEO and Founder of CouponCabin.com. "As we continue to grow, we've learned that our users are hungry for an app that puts the power of quality couponing in the palm of their hands, and our new app does just that - and more!"
With the CouponCabin app, users can:
-- Browse or search for favorite stores.
-- Redeem coupons immediately right from your device.
-- Save coupons for later use.
-- Share deals with friends and family.
-- Locate the best deals near a specific location.
-- Find the best gas prices in a specific area.
The CouponCabin app was designed and created by Cyber WalkAbout, a Chicago-based mobile development agency that specializes in state-of-the-art user experience design for Android and Apple iOS.
"Cyber WalkAbout was the ultimate partner in this project and we couldn't have created this app without their expertise," said Kluth, who is an angel-fund investor in the agency. "We look forward to further work with them as we continue to add new features and savings tools on our upcoming versions."
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of CouponCabin from March 26th - March 28th, 2012, among 3,312 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore, no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact: Allison Nawoj, email@example.com.
CouponCabin.com is a leading online destination for coupons including online coupon codes, printables, grocery coupons and more. Shoppers have saved nearly $250 million since 2003 and with the largest selection of coupons guaranteed to work, CouponCabin is the best place to start searching for savings. The average user saves $19 in just 80 seconds on the site. With customized email newsletters, browser savings alerts, new coupon alerts and more, shoppers will never miss out on a great deal with CouponCabin. For more information, please visit http://www.CouponCabin.com.
Three Ideas from the Leader in Digital Photo Printers to Ensure Your Big Summer Pics Capture and Preserve the Sun, Fun, Adventure, and Romance for Decades to Come
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With tens of millions of digital cameras in the U.S., it's possible that more than a billion photos will be taken this summer. And chances are some - maybe some of yours - will be amazing; photos that capture the emotion of a single moment in time, photos that could win contests, photos that deserve to make their way out of memory cards and into frames to be displayed, shared and treasured for a lifetime.
So it's a good thing that May - a month ahead of summer's official start - is National Photo Month. It gives all of us a little time to brush up on our photography skills and think about what we'll need to do justice to those amazing summer photos that will warm our hearts no matter how cold it gets next winter. Epson, the world's leader in digital color and black and white photo printers, has some easy tips that can turn some of your favorite summer photos into prints that can be shared for generations to come.
The first step, particularly if you've recently upgraded your camera or phone, is to consider the purchase of an equally high-quality, wide-format photo printer. The EPSON Stylus® Photo R2000 - a PCMag.com Editor's Choice winner - is the ideal photo printer for anyone looking to turn a great photo into a spectacular print.
"National Photo Month is a great time to remember what a true photo is all about - the printed image," said Richard Day, product manager, Epson America. "The easy-to-use, yet powerful, EPSON Stylus Photo R2000 is designed to make an amateur photographer's prints look like those of a pro. It will help you to produce truly stunning prints that can be shared with family and friends or be added to your home gallery."
Once you get comfortable with the R2000's capabilities, consider the following three tips that can easily move your prints from just being impressive to being truly extraordinary:
1. Print on Real Canvas for an Artistic Look and Feel - No kidding, Epson's
Signature Worthy® Exhibition Canvas Matte can turn your photos into
beautiful, professional-looking canvas works of art.
2. Check Your Settings - Make sure the paper type you choose in the driver
matches the paper you are printing on. You don't want to use plain paper
settings for printing on photo paper (or vice versa). In addition, make
sure to use the photo quality setting that yields the best combination of
speed and quality; it's usually one setting below the highest.
3. Let 'em Dry - While the R2000 ink provides instant-dry properties and
immediate color stability for prints that are durable from the get-go,
for best results, let your prints dry 24 hours before framing or
"Summer vacations, or just relaxing summer weekends, are perfect opportunities to tackle new projects, and National Photo Month reminds us about the power and importance of creating and capturing memories," continued Day. "Whether turning that perfect photo into a canvas print or taking advantage of large printing for fun projects like scrapbook pages and party decorations, the Epson R2000 provides a wide range of features for a multitude of projects."
About the EPSON Stylus Photo R2000
The R2000 uses Epson's innovative MicroPiezo® print head with AMC(TM) and EPSON UltraChrome Hi-Gloss® 2 Ink to create images with vibrant color on a broad range of paper types. The printer's unique eight-color ink set takes advantage of Epson's exclusive high-gloss encapsulated pigments including an enhanced gloss optimizer that creates photos with a uniformly smooth finish and feel. Image quality is further enhanced by AccuPhoto(TM) HG screening technology that ensures outstanding image quality even when printing in higher speed modes.
The EPSON Stylus Photo R2000 also provides several features and qualities typically found in professional-level printers, such as pigment-based inks, flexible media handling, and significantly larger capacity cartridges that deliver up to 50 percent more prints(1). The printer's connectivity makes it easy to print from a home office or studio via Ethernet®, Wireless-N and USB 2.0(2). Its media flexibility is also unsurpassed in its class, giving users the ability to print on a full range of papers, including cut sheet and roll paper, photographic and fine art media, canvas, art boards, and CD/DVDs.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 75,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. To learn more about Epson, please visit http://global.epson.com.
Note: EPSON, EPSON Stylus, EPSON UltraChrome Hi-Gloss, Signature Worthy, and MicroPiezo are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. AccuPhoto and AMC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
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Panasonic Introduces New Micro Four Thirds Digital Interchangeable Lens
Panasonic's Premium LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm Lens Offers Exceptional Design, Achieving Increased Functionality for Spectacular Image Quality
SECAUCUS, N.J., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Panasonic announced a new digital interchangeable standard zoom lens, the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035). The newest addition to the company's premium lens brand "X," which is compatible with the Panasonic LUMIX G Series and complies with the Micro Four Thirds(TM) system standard, this lens offers a versatile zoom range of 12-35mm (35mm camera equivalent: 24-70mm) and features constant F2.8 aperture brightness at entire zoom range. Suitable for professionals and enthusiasts, this new lens captures a wide range of scenes from dynamic landscapes to available light and studio-lit portraits and features superb image rendering for lifelike textures and crisp edge-to-edge contrast.
The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens incorporates Panasonic's unique Nano Surface Coating technology which minimizes reflections at entire visual range (380nm-780nm), resulting in a dramatic reduction of ghosts and flare for extremely clear picture quality. The lens's newly integrated POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) effectively compensates for both small, fast movement and large, slow movement, making it easy to shoot extremely clear photos even in low-lit situations such as at night or indoors.
Boasting outstanding compactness, the LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens is approximately 73.8mm in length and 10.76oz in weight, resulting in extreme mobility. Additionally with a rubber ring on the lens mount, the new lens is designed to stand up against splash and dust making it ideal for outdoor photography enthusiasts. A highly reliable metal mount endures long time use.
The LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens system is comprised of 14 lenses in nine groups. The UED (Ultra Extra-Low Dispersion) lens minimizes chromatic aberration while the UHR (Ultra High Refractive) lens realizes high descriptive performance from corner to corner. Featuring high contrast and resolution from the center to corner at entire zoom range, the new LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. lens has the ability to capture the details of scenery or portrait with rich perspective.
The lens's superior inner focus system provides for excellent resolution and contrast without changing the overall length from full life-size magnification to infinity. Seven blades give the aperture a rounded shape that produces an attractively smooth defocus effect in out-of-focus areas when shooting at larger aperture settings. Adopting an inner focus system driven by a stepping motor, the lens's superior design provides smooth and near silent focusing action which is ideal for both picture and video recording. When the lens is mounted on any LUMIX G Micro System camera body, users can take advantage of the high-speed, high-precisions Contrast AF (Autofocus) system.
The Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO 12-35mm/F2.8 ASPH./POWER O.I.S. (H-HS12035) lens will be available in August 2012 . For more information about Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras and lenses, please visit http://www.panasonic.com/lumix.
About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.
Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicdirect, and additional company information for media is available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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NTT Com & BIG to Offer Global Internet Access in Brunei Govt. Affiliate Selects NTT Com as 1st Partner for Enhanced Global Connections
TOKYO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on May 21 that it reached an agreement on May 19 with Brunei International Gateway (BIG), a joint venture of government and telecommunications companies in Brunei, to collaborate in providing local Internet service providers (ISPs) with IPv4/IPv6 dual stack global access via NTT Com's Tier-1 global IP network.
Direct connections to NTT Com's Tier-1 network will be provided via BIG's local infrastructure. The result will give ISPs highly reliable global infrastructure for providing customers with high-performance, low-latency, cost-effective global access with IPv6 capability.
BIG builds and operates communication infrastructure for connections to global telecom carriers. NTT Com was selected as its first partner to establish an International Internet Gateway (IIG) for ISPs in Brunei and nearby regions of neighboring countries. Several local ISPs already connect separately to global ISPs, but the IIG will unify connections for greater efficiency.
The partnership expands NTT Com's global Internet service in Southeast Asia, following similar partnerships formed in Vietnam last year and in Laos this past February. NTT Com looks forward to continue strengthening Internet access and ICT environments throughout Asia in cooperation with government agencies and other entities.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's worldwide infrastructure, including IPv4/IPv6 Global Tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar Universal One(TM) VPN network reaching over 150 countries, and over 120 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
British Prime Minister David Cameron Tours Chicago's Digital Entrepreneur Hub "1871" Prior To NATO Summit
UK leader meets with digital entrepreneurs, underscores role of start-ups in economic growth; invites Chicago delegation to UK's Tech City
CHICAGO, May 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrepreneurs at Chicago's new hub for digital start-ups, 1871, got a surprise visit Sunday from British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to the start of the NATO Summit. The Prime Minister spoke with several entrepreneurs about their businesses and Chicago's strong technology innovation sector, then toured the shared work space for digital start-ups that opened May 2 in the historic Merchandise Mart building.
Mr. Cameron had asked to visit 1871 (http://www.1871.com) as part of his ongoing mission to strengthen economic ties between the UK and the United States -- especially in the technology sector, which he has described as having tremendous potential to fuel economic growth and job creation.
The 1871 entrepreneurs were only told the identity of their VIP guest moments before his arrival, for security purposes.
Upon his arrival, Mr. Cameron had a spirited conversation with three entrepreneurs, quizzing them about their businesses and the advantages of working in a tech "ecosystem" such as 1871:
-- Neal Sales-Griffin, founder of Code Academy, an immersive three-month
training program housed in 1871 for people - often those who started in
other careers -- who want to become web developers, designers and
-- Louise Monger, a UK native who recently located in 1871 to start up the
US version of an interactive silent auction fundraising company,
FunRaising Events USA.
-- Erik Severinghaus, founder of SimpleRelevance, which improves digital
marketing conversion by using data to segment customers and personalize
In his exchange with Monger, Mr. Cameron offered his view that "there's a great market" for her interactive fundraising service, and that the technology available to power her start-up is "fantastic." Perhaps her greatest challenge, he quipped, is making sure the technology can be used by "an 80-year-old philanthropist."
During his visit to 1871, the Prime Minister cited Tech City (http://www.techcityuk.com) in East London, an area with a network of start-ups and incubators alongside established technology companies such as Google and Cisco as well as university researchers and investors. He has said he intends for Tech City to become "one of the world's great technology centers."
The Prime Minister's tour was led by Kevin Willer, president and CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The CEC, which manages 1871, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing Chicago's entrepreneurial community.
After talking with the digital entrepreneurs and touring their co-working space, Mr. Cameron also met privately with a handful of Chicago-area business leaders, including J.B. Pritzker, World Business Chicago Board member and one of the founders of 1871, to promote investment in the UK and invite them to visit Tech City.
In addition to providing co-working space and a sense of community, 1871 features educational programming, events and seminars to help foster the growth of digital startups in Chicago, which has seen an explosion of growth in the sector. The name "1871" was inspired by the period of rapid innovation that followed immediately after The Great Chicago Fire in October of that year, when leading engineers, designers and builders came together to build a new city.
Atmel Showcases Latest Arduino Development Boards Using Atmel AVR and ARM Processor-Based MCUs
Visit Atmel at the San Mateo Maker Faire in Booth #82, May 19-20
SAN MATEO, Calif., May 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maker Faire -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced the company will be demonstrating Arduino's latest development boards based on Atmel AVR® UC3, megaAVR® and SAM3X8 ARM® processor-based MCUs in booth #82 at the San Mateo Maker Faire May 19-20.
The three easy-to-use development boards that enable design engineers to quickly get their project or design started within the Arduino ecosystem include:
-- Arduino Due. Based on an Atmel ARM Cortex(TM)-M3 processor-based MCU,
also known as the Atmel SAM3 MCU, the Due board is ideal for home
automation projects and can run up to 96MHz.
-- Arduino WiFi Shield. Built for WiFi applications, the Arduino WiFi
shield is powered by Atmel's AVR UC3 MCU and a H&D wireless module, and
provides developers a powerful WiFi interface.
-- Arduino Leonardo. Based on the Atmel megaAVR® ATmega32U4, the Arduino
Leonardo is a low-cost Arduino board. It has the same shape and
connectors as the UNO but it has a simpler circuit. On the software side
it has a USB driver able to simulate a mouse, a keyboard, and a serial
There will also be four complete Arduino-based robot programming workstations at the Atmel booth to allow attendees the opportunity to program a simple robot vehicle. Attendees can learn basic robot programming skills, test basic skills in motor control, line tracking and navigation on a small robot course set up in the Atmel booth.
"The great collaboration between Arduino and Atmel has enabled us to introduce these new platforms to the community," said Massimo Banzi, founder of the Arduino Community. "Our collaboration enables the open-source community to access the most cost-effective development boards for projects across numerous market segments and applications. We are thrilled Atmel is showcasing our latest development boards at the Maker Faire, and continues to be such a strong advocate for our mission."
"Atmel is committed to Arduino and its open-source community," said Alf Egil-Bogen, chief marketing officer, Atmel Corporation. "Arduino platforms with Atmel AVR microcontrollers have opened the world of MCU design to designers of all ages, giving them an easy-to-use and affordable path to get their projects started quickly. Arduino is a trusted community that promotes creative and innovative thinking for anyone that wants to build a project based on a simple platform."
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. For more information, visit the website at http://www.arduino.cc.
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.
LOS ANGELES, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For four decades, Lee Clow has created and shepherded the kind of advertising ideas that moves businesses and moves us emotionally. Dallas-based copywriter Jason Fox, equally moved by Lee Clow's work, decided to channel Lee's wisdom into 140-character tweets under the Twitter handle @leeclowsbeard. Now, with over 26,000 followers, the hugely successful Twitter feed has been transformed into a book -- also titled leeclowsbeard. Spearheaded by Rob Schwartz and Bill Hornstein, The book is a must-read, artfully designed compilation of brilliant and inspirational tweets from Lee's iconic beard.
"Lee Clow's Beard started off as an experiment. A very small experiment," said Fox, author of the book. "I wanted to provide bits of insight for fellow ad folks, almost like crumbs of inspiration. And since beards are natural repositories of crumbs, I thought of Lee and his iconic whiskers. He's an ad legend everyone loves, so to have his facial hair act as the tweets' source was a nice way to keep things on the lighter side of the snark meter."
"The tweets were somewhat of a mystery," said Lee Clow. "It was all stuff I would have said - advertising and life truisms - stuff I hear all the time from clients and people in the industry. When I found out it was Jason I wanted to meet him. One thing led to another and we decided to make a book."
The book and an app featuring Lee himself is the launch project of the new L.A. based Omnicom entity "Let There Be Dragons." The book is currently available for pre-order at Amazon.com or through the publisher, powerHouse Books, with a release date of June 12. ( )An iBook version and the iPhone app will also be available, via the iTunes Store.
Lee Clow first gained global prominence with what is considered the world's greatest Super Bowl commercial ever - Apple's "1984." Working closely with Steve Jobs, Clow went on to create famous advertising for what would become the world's most valuable brand, including the "Think Different" campaign and the launches of the iPod, iTunes, iPhone and, most recently, the iPad. Lee was also instrumental in creating Nissan's "Enjoy the ride," and creative work for adidas, Nike, Reebok, Pedigree and many more.
Let There Be Dragons
Let There Be Dragons is a content innovation studio specializing in creating and promoting ideas and intellectual property for brands and direct to consumers. With Jennifer Golub at the helm, they are a standalone Omnicom offering, drawing upon the many talents from TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles. http://www.lettherebedragons.com
SOURCE Let There Be Dragons
Let There Be Dragons
CONTACT: Marianne Stefanowicz, +1-212-804-1167, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Elaina Haskos, +1-212-804-1153, Elaina.email@example.com
Motorola Mobility Showcases the Evolution of TV and a Smart, Simple Connected Home at The Cable Show 2012
HORSHAM, Pa., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) empowered the history of modern TV and the smart, simple connected home--and @ The Cable Show 2012, the company will show the industry how it is driving its future.
Motorola's mix of smart software, network and in-home technologies will be on display in a Living Room setting (Booth #733), demonstrating how the company is further empowering service providers to deliver on the promise of the IP Connected Home of the Future.
Motorola's Home and Network Cloud technology is a huge differentiator for providers staking their claim in the True TV Everywhere, personalization, and connected home experiences. Motorola will also be hosting one of the first HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) demonstrations in North America, showcasing a revolutionary new video compression technology that enables amazingly realistic images across multiple screens.
"You can't talk about the future of TV or the connected home without talking about Motorola. We invented digital TV, launched the world's first wireless cable modem, and powered the first mass commercial launch of home automation in North America," said Dan Moloney, president, Motorola Mobility. "Today, Motorola is once again at the forefront of the next big media revolution, creating the enabling technologies for tomorrow's digital lifestyle."
EVOLVING TV THROUGH SMART SOFTWARE
Motorola unveiled its early vision for converged media experiences two years ago when it launched the Medios Multi-Screen Software Suite @ The Cable Show 2010. Since then, Motorola has continued innovating into the Medios platform and will showcase its latest advancements @ this year's show, including DreamGallery, Merchandiser, Video Flow and SecureMedia®.
Consumer demand for simple and continuous access to content will continue to explode, presenting a tremendous opportunity for service providers to extend and brand content beyond the traditional TV set. With a modular approach, Medios enables service providers to develop multi-screen offerings faster, differentiate and brand the experience, and monetize an infinite array of content--ultimately staying on top of the increasing complexity in the home.
Medios continues to attract top-tier customers, due to its flexibility, open approach and industry-leading DRM. This month, Motorola disclosed a key customer win for Medios, and plans to announce more, on a global front, in the months ahead.
Time Warner Cable Selects SecureMedia® Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ by Motorola Medios
Finally, entertainment - everywhere. Time Warner Cable's subscribers will be able to enjoy their favorite Hollywood and network entertainment on their device of choice - thanks to SecureMedia, from Motorola Mobility. Time Warner Cable selected the SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ solution to streamline its video distribution across a variety of devices - including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, connected TVs and Blu-Ray players - and avoid the cost and complication of operating multiple streaming platforms and security systems to reach multiple device types.
DRIVING EVEN MORE EFFICIENCIES IN THE CLOUD WITH HEVC AND nDVR
HEVC - Optimize Bandwidth Delivery in the Cloud
Motorola will showcase one of the first HEVC demonstrations in North America at The Cable Show 2012. The demonstration will highlight how HEVC dramatically improves video quality in a bandwidth-efficient, yet cost-disruptive way.
HEVC video compression technology reduces bandwidth by 50 percent in comparison to MPEG4 AVC/H.264 - while still delivering similar video quality. HEVC provides stunning video resolution in the home and makes HD video over wireless links (Wi-Fi or cellular) much more practical and attainable for service providers. Additionally, HEVC can be a significant factor in dramatically reducing storage costs for in-home and networked DVRs.
This revolutionary compression technology was jointly developed by ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG). Motorola's HEVC demonstration builds on its heritage of network innovations and the importance of video compression in driving the evolution of TV. Motorola has been an active contributing member of MPEG2 (1993) and MPEG4 (2008) standards.
Visit Booth #733 to see a powerful side-by-side comparison of HEVC and MPEG4 AVC/H.264.
nDVR - Say Goodbye to Storage Wars and Welcome to True TV Everywhere
Motorola will also be highlighting how new technologies such as network DVR (nDVR) leverage the efficiencies in the cloud and providers' networks to deliver the unlimited storage capacities their consumers have been clamoring for...and, ultimately, a true TV Everywhere experience.
Consumers today are already embracing the concept of accessing their video content anywhere in the world. Motorola's own research tracked a five-fold jump in mobile viewing in just one year. Enter the nDVR - the key to that true multi-screen experience. By migrating DVR functionality into the network, providers can deliver the convenience and anytime, anyplace, any screen access to content their consumers crave.
DELIVERING THE IP CONNECTED HOME OF THE FUTURE...TODAY
Motorola invites you into the Living Room of Tomorrow - where the set-top is evolving...and getting smarter and more connected.
And, with the number of connected devices predicted to increase to +24 billion by 2020, Motorola sees a very bright future.
A future in which its DCX3600 Video Gateway - nextgen set-top technology - evolves to become the entertainment hub in the Living Room...morphing into the Center of the IP Connected Home.
And while there is a lot of talk about emerging TV technologies, Motorola's Video Gateway portfolio is uniquely positioned to deliver the connectivity and access to rich content that consumers are craving, across all of their screens.
At The Cable Show, Motorola will be showcasing how its DCX3600 Video Gateway's powerful combination of hardware, software, and cloud technologies maximizes service providers' infrastructure investments to deliver the anytime, anyplace, any screen experiences their consumers crave...today. The DCX3600 will be feeding content from a variety of sources to a variety of devices - including a connected TV and tablet - to demonstrate how subscribers can view, record, or play video on any networked device (TV, tablet, smartphone, gaming console), in any room, seamlessly.
The future of the set-top is just one example of how Motorola is driving the evolution of TV and a smart, simple connected home through innovative hardware and software technologies.
-- SecureMedia® Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ from Motorola Medios
-- DreamGallery(TM) from Motorola Medios - HTML5 & Home Cloud Technology.
DreamGallery is to TV what search was to the Web. Discover
next-generation TV that's as personalized, dynamic and rich as the
Internet. Service providers can offer an on-screen interface that can be
customized to each subscriber and updated on-the-fly to include new
services, features and applications. DreamGallery will also allow them
to deliver the first consistent TV Everywhere experience across multiple
-- Managed Home Solutions - End-to-End Solutions for Connected Home
Services. Motorola's Managed Home Solutions - including the
award-winning 4Home platform - provide a full-service suite of platform,
network and cloud-based tools for enabling connected home services that
help consumers save time, energy, and money via remote monitoring and
control of their home.
EMPOWERING THE IP CONNECTED HOME OF THE FUTURE THROUGH SMARTER NETWORK TECHNOLOGY
Motorola also continues to add intelligence to the network to help deliver more bandwidth for more video, data and connections. At The Cable Show 2012, Motorola will be demonstrating how its intelligent network evolution empowers providers to deliver the complete home ecosystem of the future.
Motorola's latest network innovations that will be on display at the show include:
-- VSN200 Optical Node (NEW) - The VSN200 1 GHz 2X2 Optical Node provides
the smart solution to a complex issue facing service providers today:
How do you economically provide ultra-broadband services, while
optimizing your existing infrastructure, to deliver the future of TV?
Operators can repurpose existing housings by efficiently installing the
new system using only an Electronics Package (E-Pack) and Lid swap,
avoiding the costly downtime of cutting out the entire node to make the
upgrade. As a result, they can quickly upgrade their network, minimize
installation times, and avoid costly downtimes associated with removing
the entire node
-- 10Gig CherryPicker (NEW) - The CherryPicker® Application Platform (CAP)
represents leading-edge IP-based solutions for today's high-density
digital video applications for Digital Program Insertion, EBIF Ad
Decision Management, rate shaping, and stream conditioning. Motorola is
addressing the proliferation of 10G networking with a Fall 2012 upgrade
to the CAP-1000 standard configuration that includes 10G I/O networking
support---a 10-fold increase in I/O capability. For service providers,
this means reduced complexity--as the CAP-1000 can be connected directly
to core networking gear--and greater flexibility in traditional DPI and
-- SRM10 (NEW) - Motorola will also showcase the Supervisory Routing Module
(SRM) 10G, a new combined control, switch fabric and network interface
card for the BSR 64000 DOCSIS platform that increases the platform's IP
ingest capacity by a factor of six. Together with the TXPlus card, the
SRM10G enables the BSR 64000 to expand downstream bandwidth by 300%
making it the highest density CMTS available. This enables service
providers to cost effectively support the growing demand for downstream
bandwidth and protects their investment BSR 64000's as they migrate to
-- TXPlus - Consumer demand for both OTT and managed IP video is increasing
bandwidth requirements by 40-60 percent per year. Motorola continues to
steadily increase channel density to keep providers ahead of this
explosive growth. It recently set a new standard with the TXPlus
software upgrade for Motorola's TX32 decoupled downstream module. As a
result, Motorola will have the highest density integrated or modular
CMTS with a fully redundant system of 384 DOCSIS 3.0 downstream and 288
upstream channels per CMTS and 768 downstream and 576 upstream channels
in a standard rack
-- APEX3000 -Motorola will also showcase its APEX3000 high-density, CCAP
compatible universal edge QAM and its Automated Backup Service, which
offers secure incremental offsite data backup with automated alerts and
easy management. When fully configured, the APEX3000 uses 80 percent
less power or <1W of power per QAM channel versus previous versions.
-- ST-6000 Series Transcoder - Motorola's new ST-6000 series transcoder
supports evolving network needs and headend requirements - while
reducing overall costs - by delivering the highest-quality video per
channel within a given bandwidth...or increasing the number of video
channels in a given bandwidth with no loss of video quality. The ST-6000
offers flexible channel configurations for significant capital and
operational savings and a highly simplified deployment model. With
options to consolidate up to 12 channels of MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 onto a
single 1RU platform, the ST-6000 provides an up to 80 percent reduction
in power consumption and up to 90 percent savings in overall headend
space requirements compared to single channel transcoding solutions.
IMPROVING WHOLE-HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY
At The Cable Show 2012, Motorola also will be demonstrating its strategy for reducing energy consumption in several important ways, including:
-- Developing products that consume less energy
-- Redefining a whole-home ecosystem, driven by the DCX3600 Video Gateway,
in which all connected devices work smarter together
-- Innovating new technologies that enable easy whole-home monitoring,
control, and energy management as seen in our Connected Home Gateway, a
2012 CES Innovations Award winner and a featured innovation at this
year's Imagine Park
MORE ABOUT MOTOROLA @ CABLE SHOW 2012 (BOOTH #733)
-- Motorola's President, Dan Moloney, will be a featured speaker in a
plenary session on Monday, May 21, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in Room 153BC
East. The discussion, "Glass Act: Video, Viewers and Television's
Changing Picture," will focus on how a proliferation of screens,
locations and video viewing experiences is reshaping the very definition
of "television" - and creating new opportunities for participants across
-- Dan Moloney will also be honored with the Vanguard Award for Associates
& Affiliates on Wednesday, May 23. The Vanguard Awards are the
industry's most prestigious awards.
-- Motorola will have 12 additional industry expert speakers @ The Cable
Show. Further details can be found at our blog at MediaExperiences2Go.
For more information visit our Cable Show 2012 press kit.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Atomic Playpen Announces A Sitecore CMS Technology Solutions Practice
MINNEAPOLIS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atomic Playpen, a full service digital agency, is pleased to announce the investment in a focused strategic partnership with Sitecore, an enterprise web content management system that puts your website at the center of your digital marketing strategy. We understand that in this competitive marketplace companies need enterprise grade tools that enable them to create a truly unique experience by allowing your content editors to deliver the right offer at the right time, increasing customer conversions, maximizing customer engagements and driving your customer loyalty programs.
Troy Venjohn, Founding Partner of Atomic Playpen said, "We are pleased to announce that we've entered into a strategic partnership with Sitecore. By being a certified Sitecore development partner we will be able to deliver a full life cycle approach that encompasses the goals of the business while providing an enterprise software platform that is extensible, robust and easy to use."
Atomic Playpen has delivered award winning web applications and digital solutions since 1999. Staying consistent with delivering world class solutions, Atomic Playpen has on-boarded Jim Galvan as Director of Technology. Jim, a certified Sitecore developer, brings multi-decade experience to the conversation. His technology philosophy is simple: offer solutions that complement the existing environment, improve the experience for the end user while ensuring the platform is agile; creating an environment that is as adaptable as your business. Jim has worked with many Fortune 500 companies to assess their current environment, align the goals of the business with the technology tools, develop and implement and then track to measurable results.
ABOUT ATOMIC PLAYPEN - A DIGITAL AGENCY
Atomic Playpen (http://www.AtomicPlaypen.com) is a Minneapolis-based, full-service digital agency that has been delivering award-winning Web applications, content management and digital solutions to a broad range of Fortune 500 and mid-size B2B + B2C organizations since 1999. Our clients include: Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Pentair, Minnesota Life | Securian, The Schwan Food Company, Wipfli, General Mills, Deluxe Corporation, Ecolab, R&D Systems, Entegris, National Pork Board and Best Buy.
SOURCE Atomic Playpen
CONTACT: Carrie Richards, Business Development Manager, Atomic Playpen - A Digital Agency, +1-763-231-3426, CRichards@atomicplaypen.com
Customer Magnetism Publishes Infographic Investigating The Online Population Boom
The company's infographic explores how the web has changed over the past 10 years with facts and figures on activity from every corner of the internet.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Web marketing company Customer Magnetism recently gathered information from all corners of the internet to track something monumental: the evolution of the web from a developing force 10 years ago to a vital, interconnected part of daily life today. The web has experienced explosive growth, with 528.1% more users today than it had in 2000. 32.7% of the world's population is on the internet - a staggering 2.27 billion people.
Those are a few of the facts that the website marketing company unveiled as part of their research. In this infographic, the company goes in-depth to explore statistics on everything from corporate engagement with social media to search engine market share, from online shopping to daily Tweets. This information provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of the web and shares that information in a web-friendly infographic.
Customer Magnetism has a history of producing compelling infographics, both for their own use and for the benefit of their clients. As a leading internet marketing agency, CM is constantly ahead of the curve, adopting new methods to improve client visibility and positioning across the web. Their emphasis on quality marketing and lasting results has led to numerous awards for excellence within the industry and a long list of satisfied clients.
About Customer Magnetism: Customer Magnetism (http://www.customermagnetism.com) provides a wide variety of comprehensive internet marketing services to clients worldwide. Services include infographic research and creation, search engine optimization, pay per click management, web development, social media management, and more. Customer Magnetism emphasizes effective and ethical techniques that get results, and has consistently been recognized by industry publications as a leading web marketing company.
SOURCE Customer Magnetism
CONTACT: Aaron Leslie of Customer Magnetism, +1-757-689-2875
Time Warner Cable Selects SecureMedia® by Motorola Medios for Secure Multi-Screen Content Delivery
Award-winning SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ to secure Hollywood and Broadcast Network content, over a variety of devices and screens, for millions of subscribers
HORSHAM, Pa., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Finally, entertainment--everywhere. The future of TV delivered securely...today. Time Warner Cable's subscribers will be able to enjoy their favorite Hollywood and Broadcast Network entertainment on their device of choice--thanks to SecureMedia from Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI).
SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ is the award-winning security component of Motorola's Medios suite of content-delivery innovations for today's multi-screen ecosystem. The solution is a single content distribution platform based on the HLS adaptive streaming protocol that enables operators to securely deliver linear and on-demand content to a wide range of devices - including smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and connected TVs and Blu-Ray players.
Time Warner Cable selected the SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ solution to streamline its video distribution across a variety of devices and avoid the cost and complication of operating multiple streaming platforms and security systems to reach multiple device types.
"Our consumers are watching more media on more screens. As a leading operator in delivering multi-screen experiences, we're invested in making that experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible," said Mike Hayashi, Executive Vice President, Architecture, Development & Engineering at Time Warner Cable. "We chose Motorola because it's the leader in content security. We selected SecureMedia because it streamlines the way we distribute secure video to multiple devices, ensuring that our millions of subscribers can view all of the premium content they want, on the devices they want, while protecting studios' rights."
Service providers face a distinct challenge with multi-screen content delivery in an increasingly fragmented device world: securing content specifically for each and every device to which that content will be delivered. SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ solves that scalability issue with a standards-based solution that consolidates content preparation and encryption onto a single platform, so that service providers only have to encode and encrypt it once--for delivery to multiple devices.
"Time Warner Cable's choice to use SecureMedia's secure multi-screen content delivery solution across the board not only represents consumers' growing appetite for entertainment everywhere experiences, but also the importance that service providers are putting on operational efficiencies and reduced expenses to deliver that secure content," said John Burke, senior vice president and general manager, Converged Experiences at Motorola Mobility. "With SecureMedia, Time Warner Cable has peace of mind knowing that it is using time-tested software that's approved by all of the Hollywood studios and network broadcasters and that will deliver a high-quality viewing experience for its national base of customers."
Motorola SecureMedia will be demonstrating the Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ multi-screen content delivery solution, at The Cable Show in Boston later this month (Booth #733, May 21-23).
SecureMedia: Advanced Content Protection
The connected device market is highly fragmented with differences in device types, form factors, OS, delivery protocols and DRMs. Securing content and ensuring that it is viewed only on the devices for which it is intended becomes much more complex in the multi-screen world.
Motorola's SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ streamlines the entire content processing and delivery process for multi-screen applications--while ensuring the protection of digital rights and the security of the content streams. This robust system complies with the latest Hollywood studio security specifications for multi-screen applications by incorporating SecureMedia's advanced security features including device registration, client authentication and authorization, secure key delivery and clone-tamper- jailbreak detection. The combination of all of these security features in a single multi-screen content delivery platform has earned Motorola SecureMedia the prestigious 2012 IP&TV Industry Award for "Best Rights and Asset Management."
About Motorola Medios
The Motorola Medios suite of award-winning software solutions provides operators with the tools to deliver nextgen entertainment experiences. Launched in 2010, the Medios multi-screen offering makes content delivery, discovery and consumption more secure, personalized and interactive, across devices and networks, anytime and anywhere. Cut through the complexities of today's multi-screen environment, reduce time to market, and give consumers the media that they crave, on their terms--with Motorola Medios.
Find out more about Motorola Medios.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high?speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at http://www.timewarnercable.com, http://www.twcbc.com, http://www.navisite.com, and http://www.twcmedia.com.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Rarus Technologies Inc. Announces Plan for Method Patent for Zngle's Mobile App Distribution and Monetization Strategy
HENDERSON, Nev., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rarus Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: RARS) ("Rarus") is pleased to provide insights on a plan to ensure the protection of their Zngle Mobile App Distribution and Monetization Strategy.
Many Social Media companies are left in a quandary as to how to monetize their Mobile Apps. Moreover, some are reluctant in developing Mobile Apps for their social media network as selling ads space for Mobile Apps is very limited due to the smaller screen size on mobile phone, which can radically affect their revenue model. However, they also recognize the significant trend that an increasing number of social media subscribers are now turning more and more to their mobile phone to access their favorite social media network and social media companies want to capitalize on this trend and increase their user base.
Zngle found a solution to this problem through an innovative strategy and is currently in the process of applying for a Method Patent.
Mr. Manfred Ruf, CEO of Rarus Technologies explained, "As we wait for approval from Apple for our Mobile App, we are also in the process of protecting our Monetization Strategy because we view our Mobile App as a significant asset and project its launch will allow Zngle to grow rapidly. With a recent report released which revealed that a majority of people are accessing and browsing their social media sites using a mobile phone, the absence of ad space sales on mobile devices could be causing huge revenue losses for social media companies (money.cnn.com/2012/05/10/technology/facebook-mobile-users/index.htm). We believe our strategy of patenting our Mobile App will mitigate this problem."
Mr. Ruf continued, "We are also currently in communication with one of the biggest Mobile App distributors Tapjoy Inc. (http://www.tapjoy.com), and are looking at potentially acquiring their services for the purpose of attracting more Zngle users and building our membership base. We are now in the early stage of negotiation and are continuing with our due diligence to ensure Tapjoy can offer the right solution for us."
"With respect to the platform developments, we are extremely pleased with the fast progress we've made and the performance testing of the Zngle.com platform. We are looking to add the majority of the functionality upon approval from Apple. We are using this phased implementation, because if we were to enable all the features now, it could prolong Apple`s testing and potentially delay the approval process," added Mr. Ruf.
Rarus Technologies is also finalizing the expansion of a senior management and development team to launch, promote, and maintain the Zngle.com platform and Rarus expects to make several significant appointments in the near future. Further updates regarding Zngle.com and other Rarus Technologies business developments will be made as additional information becomes available.
About Rarus Technologies Inc. and Zngle, Inc.
Rarus Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2010 and is an emerging technology company focused on establishing an innovative business model intended to bridge cutting-edge social media and e-commerce into a marketplace that connects friends, family, consumers, and vendors in new and exciting ways. In May, 2012, Rarus Technologies Inc. incorporated Zngle, Inc. as the primary subsidiary and operations base for the Zngle.com licensed internet platform. Zngle.com is designed be a centralized Internet portal and next-generation social media website that incorporates voice/text messaging, video email, and mobile technologies to allow consumers to access real-time information about various products and services through augmented proximity reality search features.
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Nation's Leading Family Advocacy Groups Call on Congress to Act to Stop Holder Justice Department's Expansion of Online Gambling
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today 12 of the nation's leading pro-family advocacy groups submitted a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives calling for them to act immediately to stop the massive expansion of internet gambling enabled by Attorney General Holder's surprise reinterpretation of the Wire Act.
The letter begins: "Six years ago, Congress voted overwhelmingly to protect vulnerable communities within our country as well as the integrity of professional sports by stopping the expansion of gambling on the internet. Unfortunately Congress' clear intent in the Unlawful Internet Gambling Act of 2006 (UIGEA) is now under assault and we are writing to urge you to work once again to protect those most at risk from the proliferation of illegal internet gambling."
The letter was signed by American Values, Eagle Forum, Family Research Council Action, WallBuilders, Religious Freedom Coalition, Christian Coalition, Catholic Advocate, Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Let Freedom Ring, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 60 Plus Association, and Concerned Women for America. It was sent today to Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor, Senate Republican Leader McConnell, and Senate Republican Whip Kyl.
For more than 50 years, the 1961 Wire Act was interpreted by Justice Departments for both Republican and Democrat Administrations to prohibit gambling over wires, which ultimately came to include the internet. After intense lobbying by states like Illinois that wanted to expand state lotteries to offer online ticket sales, Attorney General Holder issued a surprise new interpretation of the Wire Act on December 23, 2011 that only prohibited sports betting online. Since that decision states have moved to sell lottery tickets online and some are considering proposals to begin offering online casino games.
The letter concludes: "Congress still has an opportunity to act to reassert its authority and re-establish its intent to prevent the proliferation of online gambling in the U.S. By reinstating the more than 50-year old interpretation of the Wire Act and actually strengthening UIGEA, you can protect our children and families from the erosion of safeguards Congress has previously established."
AT&T Sings Fans' Praises With One-Of-A-Kind Tributes
AT&T Reaches Two Million Facebook Fans and Delivers Personalized 'Thank You Note' Songs in Appreciation
DALLAS, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To celebrate the milestone of reaching over two million Facebook fans, AT&T* is taking two whole days to say "thank you" in the form of customized songs made about their fans. This interactive activity will let AT&T Facebook fans who opt-in get a chance to have personalized songs written about them, based on "what makes them awesome." The individual songs will be performed by the AT&T House Band, which is comprised of a "supergroup" of Julliard-trained members of the hit YouTube music collective "cdza." Fans can even choose the musical genre they want their ode to be.
On May 22 and May 23, the AT&T House Band will randomly choose up to 500 people from the submissions and create custom improvised songs to thank them for their loyalty and for being fans of AT&T. AT&T will post videos of the band performing the songs on its Facebook page, as well as YouTube channel throughout these two days so fans can tune in at anytime and hear AT&T singing their praises. For those who do not get a personalized tribute the AT&T House Band will create an epic "thank you" aria listing out the names of multiple entrants in rapid fire.
"AT&T recognizes that we wouldn't be anywhere without the loyalty of our Facebook fans and customers," said Jennifer Fisher, director - channel marketing, AT&T. "We interact with our Facebook fans every day and look to them for honest feedback to help us design ways to serve them better. Our Thank You Notes gives us a chance to show them how much we care in a fun and light-hearted way."
Registration is open from May 11-May 21, 2012 with the 2-day event culmination on May 22 and May 23. For more information or to enter, please visit http://www.ATTThankYouNotes.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Global Network And Mobile App Help Blue Cross And Blue Shield Members Find Doctors And Hospitals All Around The World
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies are committed to ensuring members have the tools and information they need to make more informed healthcare decisions. Now through innovative product offerings from GeoBlue, and its new mobile application, members who are living or working abroad can find carefully selected doctors and hospitals in more than 180 countries. GeoBlue is the trade name of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).
GeoBlue offers group health insurance to international business travelers and expatriates through participating BCBS companies. Its elite contracted network includes 6,000-plus English-speaking doctors and 1,200 facilities around the world.
"Whether you're in your hometown or working in a foreign country halfway across the globe, The Blues® have a product to meet your needs. GeoBlue is an example of partnering with providers and using information and technology to provide members with access to high quality care all around the world," said Maureen Sullivan, senior vice president and chief strategy officer, BCBSA. "GeoBlue has the ability to leverage knowledge, expertise and provider relationships to help members get the care they need when they are away from home with the ease and peace of mind of the Blue experience."
GeoBlue recently launched its international group health products and released the first downloadable iPhone® app that serves as a hand-held global concierge for medical services. The app helps GeoBlue members find English-speaking physicians and dentists, emergency rooms, clinics, hospitals and pharmacies abroad. A new online video details more information about the app, which also helps individuals describe their symptoms, understand diagnoses and treatment plans in different languages, and learn whether their medications are available as well as how they are branded in the most frequently visited countries. Almost a third of GeoBlue members have downloaded the new iPhone app since its debut in March.
GeoBlue provides members with a full suite of concierge-level assistance services, including appointment scheduling on short notice and direct payment to participating doctors and hospitals so members avoid out-of-pocket costs. GeoBlue products include GeoBlue Expat(SM), for international assignees and their families who leave their home countries for six months or more, and GeoBlue Traveler(SM), for international business travelers who are outside their home country for trips lasting up to 180 days. GeoBlue services include wellness programs, physician-directed case management and emergency evacuation.
About the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a national federation of 38 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies that collectively provide healthcare coverage for 100 million members - one-in-three Americans. For more information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and its member companies, please visit http://www.BCBS.com. We encourage you to connect with us on Facebook, check out our videos on YouTube and follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information about BCBSA.
GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue combines the latest mobile technology and worldwide healthcare expertise to deliver global medical assistance and health benefits that put the health, safety and convenience of world travelers first. GeoBlue's innovative approach opens the door to an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every country in the world. The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology create a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive. Visit http://www.geo-blue.com.
Gogo Partners with AeroSat to Bring Ku-Satellite Service to Market
ITASCA, Ill., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo, a leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that it will partner with satellite equipment provider, AeroSat, to bring a Ku-satellite solution to commercial airlines. A Ku-satellite solution will allow Gogo to offer airlines connectivity services that extend beyond the United States, including transoceanic routes, and will serve the needs of some of our airlines partners in the near-term until Inmarsat's Global Xpress Ka-satellite service becomes available.
"As a company, Gogo has always considered itself technology neutral. Our goal is to provide the right technology to meet the connectivity needs of any aircraft size and any aircraft mission," said Gogo's president and CEO Michael Small. "By adding a Ku-based offering, we will be qualified to offer our airline partners a wide range of technology solutions. Whether it's by using our exclusive air to ground and ATG-4 technologies, Ku-satellite or, in the near future, Inmarsat's Global Xpress Ka-satellite technologies, we expect to be able to service all aircraft."
AeroSat will deliver the Ku-satellite antenna, radome, antenna control and modem unit and high power transceiver to Gogo. The AeroSat equipment will be coupled with Gogo's onboard hardware and software (server and access points) to deliver a complete solution to the airlines. The components have already been developed and are currently going through the airworthiness qualification and certification process. Gogo expects to be able to install the Ku-systems on commercial aircraft as soon as the fourth quarter of 2012.
"Ku is the here and now satellite technology and will allow us to service airline clients who want an overseas solution today," added Small. "However, in many cases we see this as a bridge technology that will allow us to offer overseas service until Inmarsat's Global Xpress Ka satellite service is available."
"AeroSat has been a proven leader in the development of aviation communications solutions for more than a decade and we are delighted to work with Gogo on addressing their equipment needs as they bring a Ku-satellite solution to market," said AeroSat CEO, Dennis Ferguson. "AeroSat now has developed antenna systems for more than 380 corporate and commercial aircraft operating in every region of the world using multiple commercial satellites."
Gogo also recently announced that it will be one of two global service providers of Inmarsat's Global Xpress(TM) Ka-satellite service. Working with Inmarsat, Gogo expects to begin testing of the Global Xpress Ka-aeronautical services after the launch of the first of the three Inmarsat-5 satellites, which is scheduled for mid-2013. Gogo expects to offer Global Xpress Ka-satellite service after the launch of all three I-5 satellites starting in late 2014 or early 2015.
Gogo is fast becoming everyone's favorite part of flying. By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using the Gogo exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 1,500 commercial aircraft including all domestic AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights, all domestic mainline Delta Air Lines flights and select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.
FreeWave Technologies Named as American Technology Award Finalist in Smart Grid and Smart Instrument Category
TechAmerica Foundation Presents "Best Of" Awards Recognizing Technology products and Services Across the Technology Industry
BOULDER, Colo., May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FreeWave Technologies, Inc., (http://www.freewave.com), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been named a finalist in the Smart Grid and Smart Instrument category for the 2012 TechAmerica Foundation's American Technology Awards (ATA). These awards run the gamut across the technology industry recognizing technology products and services like FreeWave's FGR2-PE wireless data radio. The FGR2-PE is ideal for Smart Grid and utility applications and offers industrial serial and Ethernet wireless connectivity using license-free spread spectrum for data communication over long distances. The winners will be announced at the Technology and Government gala dinner in Washington, D.C. June 13, 2012.
"The FGR2-PE's industry-leading RF performance as well as its versatility and flexibility provides a number of applications and benefits to utility customers, including distribution automation and many other telemetry and SCADA applications within the Smart Grid," explained Ashish Sharma, chief marketing officer at FreeWave Technologies. "Having it recognized by such a distinguished panel of judges as part of the American Technology Awards is very gratifying."
"The caliber of this year's nominees was incredible. Our judges had their work cut out for them," said Jennifer Kerber, President of the TechAmerica Foundation. "We congratulate FreeWave Technologiesfor its outstanding work and thank it for its contribution to the growth and innovation of our vibrant tech industry."
The awards, also known as the "Termans" in honor of the widely credited father of Silicon Valley, Frederick Emmons Terman, are awarded on the basis of a thorough evaluation by industry experts and technology leaders.
Kevin Johnson, CEO of Juniper Networks will also be honored during the dinner with the American Technology Awards Corporate Leadership Award and Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer, Richard Spires will be recognized as the Government Technology Executive of the Year.
About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high performing, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission. Through engineering excellence and a relentless commitment to best-in-class manufacturing, FreeWave customers enjoy superior radio up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership available. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios that are the leading choice for oil and gas, utility, military and numerous other industrial applications. Organizations that count on radio data communications for operational success - where failure and down-time are not an option - trust FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that are unparalleled in the market. For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866.399.4930 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the company's website at http://www.freewave.com.
About TechAmerica Foundation
TechAmerica Foundation educates industry executives, policy makers and opinion leaders on the promise of technological innovation to advance prosperity, security and the general welfare. Launched in 1981, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan affiliate of TechAmerica, which is the leading voice and resource for the U.S. technology industry. The Foundation disseminates award-winning industry, policy and market research covering topics such as U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, innovation in government, and other areas of national interest. It also organizes conferences and seminars to explore pertinent issues with government and industry representatives and to share the Foundation's findings. Learn more about TechAmerica Foundation at http://www.techamericafoundation.org.