Increase in Operator Attendance and Name Change to TelcoVision Wins Raves and Signals New Era For Expanding Expo and Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TelcoVision (formerly TelcoTV), the industry's largest conference and expo focused on Tier 2 to Tier 4 broadband network service providers, today announced that its 2012 event was an outstanding success with over 20,000 square feet of sold exhibit space housing 105 companies.
The number of non-exhibitors in attendance jumped by almost 20% in 2012 and more than 40% of those in attendance at this year's event, which took place last week at the Last Vegas Hotel in Nevada, described themselves as service providers or operators. The comprehensive conference lineup also featured 20 speakers from the service provider/operator community sharing their insights and actionable strategies for generating revenue in the face of growing competition and decreased government support.
"To say we are pleased with the success of this year's conference and expo would be an understatement," said Carol Wilson, Program Chairwoman, TelcoVision. "Once again, this year's event was the place to be for Tier 2, 3 and 4 operators who are exploring new revenue opportunities by incorporating new applications, monetizing OTT video, uncovering leading-edge video technologies and playing a significant role in the future of broadband in the U.S."
Next year, TelcoVision will address and expand on new business service opportunities, new markets, economic development of rural networks, network transformation trends and back office transformation. As well, TelcoVision 2013 will continue hosting the prestigious TelcoVision Awards program, which recognize a broader range of industry innovations. TelcoVision 2013 will take place October 23-25, 2013 at the Las Vegas Hotel, Nevada. For more information, see http://www.telcovisiononline.com.
TelcoVision, formerly TelcoTV, is the industry's largest conference and expo focused on broadband network service providers. Hosted by UBM TechWeb in partnership with NTCA (National Telecommunications Cooperative Association) and Light Reading (part of the Light Reading Communications Network), this annual event provides rural broadband network service providers across the U.S. with fast, actionable strategies to enhance the monetization of their investments in the face of increasing competition and decreasing government support. For over a decade TelcoVision is the forum for network operators and builders, equipment vendors and content providers to connect with their peers and share best practices. The event is hosted and led by the industry's recognized experts delivering the latest critical business, technology and regulatory insights, along with opportunities to grow business and partnerships.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Cloud Connect, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a part of UBM plc, one of the world's largest media businesses as a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 570 locally owned and controlled telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural and small-town America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit http://www.ntca.org for more information.
Synaptics Announces Windows Phone 8 Native Touch Support for its ClearPad(TM) Series 3 Touch Solutions
With Windows Phone 8 platform developers can now easily leverage Synaptics best-in-class ClearPad technology
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced that Windows Phone 8 includes native touch support for Synaptics ClearPad capacitive touchscreen solutions. Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 is the industry's leading mobile touch solution for premium smartphones and has raised the bar for a high-performance touch experience.
Windows Phone 8 is a major update for Microsoft's smartphone OS with re-sizable Live Tiles on the start screen, enhanced browser security, turn-by-turn navigation and support for digital wallet services. Windows Phone 8 enables high-performance multi-touch on a wide range of hardware including dual-core processors, WXGA displays and removable storage. ClearPad native multi-touch support simplifies the design-in process for platform developers, enabling them to easily incorporate Synaptics best-in-class touch solution. The combination of reliability and performance that ClearPad delivers allows developers to create differentiated products with a competitive advantage.
"Synaptics ClearPad Series 3 combined with Windows Phone 8 devices enables OEM partners to bring high-performance multi-touch devices to market," said Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics Handheld Division. "Synaptics has collaborated with Microsoft for many years and we're pleased to continue the innovation with native support on the new Windows Phone 8 OS."
ClearPad Series 3 offers up to 10 finger full-time tracking and fast refresh rates, with industry leading signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR), delivering high performance to the most demanding smartphones. Synaptics' patented SignalClarity(TM) technology improves tracking accuracy, finger separation and environmental and electrical noise robustness for an unmatched user experience. Synaptics' Design Studio(TM)4 (DS4) accelerates the ClearPad development cycle by enabling customers to evaluate and optimize the performance of their touch experience, enabling OEMS to implement their custom ClearPad sensor solution more efficiently.
For up-to-the-minute Synaptics news, follow @SynaCorp on Twitter or visit us at synaptics.com.
As a leading developer of human interface solutions which enhance the user experience, Synaptics provides the broadest touch solutions portfolio in the industry. The ClearPad(TM) family supports touchscreen solutions for devices ranging from entry-level mobile phones to flagship premium smartphones, tablets and notebook PCs. The TouchPad(TM) family, including ClickPad(TM) and ForcePad(TM), is integrated into the majority of today's notebook PCs. Synaptics' wide portfolio also includes ThinTouch(TM) supporting thin and light keyboard solutions, as well as key technologies for next generation touch-enabled video and display applications.
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Sapiens DECISION is a modern business decision management solution used by large
organizations to build, maintain and leverage a centralized repository of reusable
business logic. The software solution fully implements the 15 principles of The Decision
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developed by Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle. It ensures consistent execution and
governance across all applications, across any rules engine or business process management
system, and provides interfaces with any IT execution application.
With the deployment of the new version, Sapiens DECISION offers its clients an
enhanced business logic repository to support large organizations with complex business
needs and operational platforms. In addition, business changes are now better managed with
unprecedented traceability from policy and regulations to execution results, significantly
enhancing corporate governance.
To further improve the introduction of new policies or rules, DECISION 3.0 also
includes an integrated Decision Model testing capability, including an automated test case
generation. This creates a "sand box" environment that ensures optimal control in the
introduction of change.
Sagi Schlisser, Sapiens CTO, commented: "DECISION is developed in line with the
growing demand for the product, and the growing needs of our customers. It is the first
solution that allows large organizations assume control over their business logic and have
the confidence that is required to introduce change while avoiding risk."
Tomer Srulevich, Vice President Business Development at Sapiens America, added, "Our
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Sapiens International Corporation, (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a global provider of
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the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia Pacific.
In 2009 Knowledge Partners International introduced The Decision Model, a technology
independent model based on the inherent structure of business logic. The model is proposed
in a groundbreaking new book The Decision Model: A Business Logic Framework Linking
Business and Technology (Auerbach, 2009). The book is written for both the technical and
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approach to adopting The Decision Model in practice in business rules projects. It also
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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this
release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and
uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand,
pricing, changing regulatory environment, changing economic conditions, risks in new
product and service development, the effect of the Company's accounting policies, specific
system configurations and software needs of individual customers and other risk factors
detailed in the Company's SEC filings.
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NOTCH - India's First Entertainment & Lifestyle Magazine Releases its Second Issue
CHENNAI, India, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Farhan and Javed Akhtar on the Cover of NOTCH
- NOTCH now Available on Kindle
NOTCH is India's first interactive, digital publication showcasing contemporary India
to a global audience. With a strong focus on entertainment, NOTCH showcases lifestyle
through fashion, design, art, food and travel. The engaging content is delivered through
state-of-the-art technology platforms. NOTCH is now available to subscribers on Kindle,
apart from iPad, Android tablets and a downloadable web version from the NOTCH website.
The November edition has India's hottest actor-director Farhan Akhtar face-off with
his legendary dad Javed. Designer Bibhu Mohapatra gets candid about Michelle Obama, Preity
Zinta talks about turning producer and NY celeb chef Jehangir Mehta shares signature
recipes. You can read e-book reviews, watch food videos, interactive style guides, yoga
tutorials, enjoy stunning travel photo essays, play games and much more.
Speaking about NOTCH's second issue, Chairman & CEO Pradeep Dadha, said, "Since our
launch in September 2012, we have enabled NOTCH for Kindle. We want to ensure the most
interesting content is shared with our readers and constantly increase the platforms for
our content. More than 320,000 Facebook fans have told us they "like" what they see;
that's a testament to the fact that we are doing some things very well. The NOTCH vision
is to keep raising the bar in Digital Publication and keep our readers surprised and
Features of NOTCH include:
- Interactive tools that allow readers to scroll, flip, swipe and navigate
their way through content
- Embedded photo galleries that allow for a limitless showcase of high-res
- Audio files with pitch perfect sound
- Videos within articles bring static content to life
NOTCH, which recently launched a Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/NOTCHmag_ ],
already has over 320,000 fans in such a short period of time. This has only strengthened
NOTCH's belief that digital is the way forward for publications.
About NOTCH Media Pvt. Ltd.:
NOTCH Media Pvt. Ltd. is the media and entertainment flagship of the Pradeep Dadha
Group of Companies (PDGOC). PDGOC, a global $100M+, multi-vertical e-commerce corporate,
acts as a holding company for a variety of sales, marketing, media and entertainment
companies and wholly owned brands of jewelry and fashion. Headquartered in Chennai, it
caters to consumers in over 150 countries.
Redpine Signals Offers Complete Suite of Wireless Technology for System-on-Chip (SoC) Integration
SoC designers can now leverage Redpine's proven Wi-Fi chipsets and systems experience to develop their own solutions for mobile, networking and M2M markets
- Extensive portfolio of wireless technology including ultra-low-power 802.11abgn/ac (Wi-Fi®) supporting three MIMO streams, Bluetooth® 4.0, ZigBee® to enable SoC developments in multiple markets.
- New IP offerings work seamlessly with Redpine's own RF front-end and Wi-Fi certified software stack, and make the target SoC a deployable product.
- Reference design is based on Redpine's own silicon for faster software development.
- Backed by a patent portfolio spanning over a decade of research in OFDM/MIMO technologies.
- Expert support during certifications for compliance and regulatory needs.
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARM® TechCon(TM) - Redpine Signals, Inc., a leading developer of ultra-low-power and high-performance multi-standard wireless chipsets and systems, today announced its full suite of wireless technologies (Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, ZigBee® ) is now available for SoC integration. The portfolio includes 802.11abgn 1x1 through 802.11abgn/ac 3x3; BT 4.0 ad ZigBee, which will all be demonstrated at booth-10 at the ARM TechCon at the Santa Clara Convention Center on October 30.
When integrating wireless IP into a SoC, the cost effectiveness of the end solution is determined by comparing the cost of an off-the-shelf chipset. In addition, broader wireless IP licensing requires the licensor to have full ownership of the constituent components of the total system solution RF transceiver, power amplifier, certified software stack, and field experience of selling and supporting wireless chipsets to make it viable for the licensee to develop and deploy the end product successfully.
With the licensing of the full suite of wireless solutions from Redpine, integrators will have a faster time to market, and much lower cost. The reference design available to SoC developers is based on Redpine's own silicon for faster software development, so they have all the essential elements of the Redpine system. Also, IP cores now allow easy SoC integration for application processors, network processors and MCUs, and are designed to keep portability across multiple fabs and technology nodes. In addition, expert support will be available from Redpine during certifications for compliance and regulatory needs, ensuring the products are ready to go to market.
"Redpine has proven through its product business that it understands the interaction between wireless hardware and software, and the company also understands the design tradeoffs for optimizing wireless solutions to meet the target price, power and performance," said Scott Gardner, Analyst of The Linley Group. "By opening up its suite of wireless technologies to SoC integrators, Redpine will help its licensees keep up with this relentless pace of wireless innovation."
Redpine has been developing wireless technology since 2001 and created many of the industry's first products for mobile, networking and M2M markets, including the 802.11abgn SoCs and certified wireless modules products. From the beginning, Redpine has focused on creating highly differentiated wireless technology, demonstrating its strengths by introducing ultra-low power and high performance 802.11abgn in 2007 and single-chip simultaneous dual-band 11abgn/ac technology in 2012. In addition, Redpine's technology differentiations are backed by over 45 awarded patents in OFDM/MIMO/low power/multi-thread processing.
"Experience of wireless product deployment is critical to becoming an IP supplier," said Venkat Mattela, CEO of Redpine Signals. "Our history of supporting over 1,000 customers in the M2M space over ten years and expertise in licensing the wireless IP to credible mobile silicon players will help bring new wireless innovations to the market."
About Redpine Signals, Inc.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Redpine Signals, Inc., is a fabless semiconductor and wireless system solutions company focusing on innovative, ultra-low-power and high-performance products for next-generation wireless applications. Redpine was founded in 2001 and was the first in the industry to launch an ultra low power and low-cost single-stream 802.11n chipset in late 2007. Again, in 2009 Redpine pioneered the adoption of self-contained 802.11n modules into the then emerging M2M market. Redpine offers chipsets, modules and solutions covering multiple market segments including industrial, consumer electronics, medical, mobile, PC, and smart energy. Its technology portfolio includes multi-stream 802.11n, 802.11ac, BT4.0 and mobile WiMax (802.16e). The company has more than 150 employees worldwide.
Online Conversion Specialist Ve Interactive Publishes The Veriodic Table(TM), Its Formula for Total Online Efficiency
This dynamic guide comes as part of the newly designed Veinteractive.com, also launched today.
LONDON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The trusted No. 1 cart recovery company Ve Interactive is delighted to announce the launch of its Veriodic Table(TM), an interactive tabular guide to all the 'elements' required for e-commerce merchants to be able to achieve total online efficiency. By facilitating the blending of these 'variables,' the Veriodic Table dynamically reveals what online results can be achieved and equally reverse engineers processes, to discover exactly which of Ve Interactive's software and solutions are therefore needed. Single 'reactions' include: cart recovery; remarketing; optimisation; maximum visibility and multichannel capability.
Digital Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, Mark Pearson, the Chairman and Founder of Markco Media was given a special preview and enthused: "It's a clever metaphor, with an engaging visual language and design that will help businesses like mine understand exactly how Ve's software and services can drive maximum results. A brilliant breakthrough in e-commerce science!"
The Veriodic Table is the flagship component to the completely revamped veinteractive.com, the first phase of which, also went live today. The site, ranked within the Top 700 websites in the UK, has enjoyed a radical overhaul to present its in depth information in an easily navigable and engaging format. It has a responsive design, enabling automatic rendering on multiple devices, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Explains Roddy Scaife, Creative Director at Ve: "Our visitors access Ve Interactive using increasingly varied devices and browsing conditions, so we developed a responsive site that can adapt accordingly. Taking this approach prioritises the visitor experience, something that is very important to us."
Since the beginning of 2012, Ve Interactive has tracked (YTD) over £3/4Trillion of transactions worldwide, generating over £1Billion in client revenue from abandoned cart recovery, remarketing and optimisation strategies. It has now evolved from these roots into a fully-fledged e-commerce technology company, with its own VeCommerce(TM) platform; the world's first to fully integrate shopping cart abandonment and remarketing software.
"We are proud to be an industry changer," explains David J Brown, Co Founder & CEO, "And the Veriodic Table, together with our website re-design, is just the tip of the iceberg in our exciting business development strategy."
About Ve Interactive
Head-quartered in London's Tech City, multinational Ve Interactive, founded in 2009 is a data-driven-solutions company, operating in the e-commerce software sector.
Named the Marketing Services Company of the Year 2012 by The Drum, Ve Interactive specialises in shopping-cart-abandonment, lead-generation and remarketing technologies for e-commerce merchants, as well as optimisation services. Its history of successfully increasing online conversions with its enterprise level software and Tier 4 data hosting, (Government level) has earned the company the reputation of being the most trusted cart recovery solution provider in the industry.
Ve Interactive has expanded its footprint internationally, opening offices in the USA, Australia, Sweden, Brazil and Germany. It recently won a Bronze medal in the Stevie® International Business Awards 2012 for 'Most Innovative Company in Europe,' as well as a Software Satisfaction Award. Last year it won a TechWorld 2011 UKTI Business Innovation Award, a British Interactive Media Association Award 2011 for Retail, and a Marketing Innovation Award.
"Ve Interactive should be a key partner for any ecommerce business." - Simon Harrow, Chief Operating Officer - Kiddicare.com
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The headphones' active noise-cancelling technology allows you to enjoy your music even
if you are on a loud bus or train, or in a busy public space. The battery-powered effect,
backed by energy-saving automatic shutdown if left on for long periods, is activated by
the simple press of a button.
Beats by Dre's Executive cans also come with a sleek aluminium body ensuring
durability, along with soft leather ear cushions and a secure headband providing perfect
listening comfort at home or out-and-about. Their foldable design makes storage and
carrying really easy, as these headphones will simply collapse and fit easily into any
Beats by Dre's new headphones even boast a small microphone, so wearers can walk and
talk handsfree on their phone, and a remote device giving them easy control of everything
from music volume to track and album selection.
For more information on Beats by Dre's Executive Noise-Cancelling headphones
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Laying the Foundations for Germany's Largest Data Center
MAGDEBURG, Germany, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- This new building will cover Germany's high demand for cloud services.
- The highly secure data center will start operations in 2014 in Saxony-Anhalt,
- 130 highly qualified permanent positions are planned for the Magdeburg
Germany's largest data center will be built on a surface area the size of approx. 30
soccer fields (i.e., 150,000m) in Saxony-Anhalt. As the foundations are laid down today
in Biere in the Salzland district, the Telekom subsidiary,
T-Systems, is beginning to build its 90th data center. Together with the data center
already running in Magdeburg, the new construction in Biere will form a "TwinCore," i.e.,
a twin data center which offers the highest level of data and operational security. In the
last expansion stage at both locations, an area of almost eight soccer fields will be
exclusively dedicated to computing technology - more than in any other data center across
In Magdeburg, T-Systems already operates the largest data center in eastern Germany.
With the start of operations of the twin data center in Biere in 2014, the IT and
telecommunications Group will satisfy the rapidly growing global demand for cloud
services. Some 600 corporate customers use these new IT services offered by T-Systems,
including internationally active groups such as Shell and Daimler. Data protection and
fail-safety are of utmost importance to these major companies operating at international
level. The TwinCore data center type that is being built in Saxony-Anhalt, is considered
to be highly secure since in the event of an incident any twin can immediately take over
for the other. Operations continue without any interruption. T-Systems is meanwhile using
22 data centers of this type specifically for cloud services.
The state premier of Saxony-Anhalt, Dr. Reiner Haseloff, says: "Telekom is one of
Saxony-Anhalt's main employers. However, T-Systems' investments are not only creating more
jobs, but are allowing Saxony-Anhalt to soon be part of the premier league of IT locations
across Europe with the new data center. What has always been the case, has now taken on a
new meaning: You can always count on us in Saxony-Anhalt."
Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, member of the Board of Management at T-Systems, says: "Companies
that decide to use cloud computing pay attention to high availability and data protection.
With the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], Germany already has a clear advantage
in terms of location. Moreover, we ensure the business operations of groups thanks to our
TwinCore data centers and a zero error strategy. The new construction in Biere will become
part of our global supply and production network. On the basis of this network with data
centers in America, Asia, Africa and Europe, we are providing our customers with the most
modern IT and cloud technology across the globe, with the highest availability and
The new data center is geared towards energy efficiency. The total energy requirements
have been reduced by 27 percent compared to similar data centers. State-of-the-art
knowledge gained from operating the joint research data center "DataCenter 2020" in Munich
with the American company, Intel, has led to these significant savings. The power for
operating the data center is "climate-neutral," as is exclusively the case in the Deutsche
Deutsche Telekom employs some 2,200 highly qualified staff in Saxony-Anhalt, including
almost 300 trainees and is therefore the fifth largest employer in the state. T-Systems
has approx. 750 employees in the Magdeburg data center alone. With the expansion to a
TwinCore data center specifically for cloud services, 100 jobs are to be created in Biere
and a further 30 in Magdeburg.
Under the motto "Cloud for all," Telekom is constantly launching new data services
from the cloud. Secure cloud services for corporate groups, SMEs, and consumers are key
elements of Telekom's future-centric strategy. Journalists can find out more about the
latest developments in the cloud strategy and try out the new solutions for themselves at
Telekom's "Cloud computing press audience day" on November 30, 2012 in Bonn.
Since 2008, Telekom has entered into around 200 cooperation agreements with local
authorities in Saxony-Anhalt for the provision of broadband lines. The company invests
more than 10 million euros in the region each year to expand the fixed network and LTE.
T-Systems caters for all administration levels ranging from the state government, district
and local governments with modern IT and communication services. The corporate customers
arm operates for example voice and data networks for some districts or even the full range
of information technology such as for the Harz district or the job center in the Salzwedel
A group of companies, comprised of Hannover Leasing as investor and Ed.Züblin AG and
M+W GmbH as joint building venture, is building the new data center which received several
million euros in support from the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Financing is being carried out
via a bank consortium under the direction of Bayern LB. T-Systems will lease the data
center once it is ready and will make further investments amounting to the mid-range
double-digit millions of euros on average every three years in further modernization.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies
with almost 130 million mobile customers, 33 million fixed-network lines and more than 17
million broadband lines (as of June 30, 2012). The Group provides fixed-network, mobile
communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions
for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries
and has over 233,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenue of EUR 58.7 billion
in the 2011 financial year - over half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Drawing on a global infrastructure of data centers and networks, T-Systems operates
information and communication technology (ICT) systems for multinational corporations and
public sector institutions. On this basis, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm
provides integrated solutions for the networked future of business and society. Some
48,200 employees at T-Systems combine industry expertise with ICT innovations to add
significant value to customers' core business all over the world. The corporate customers
unit generated revenue of around EUR 9.2 billion in the 2011 financial year.
Deutsche Telekom AG
Award-winning Network Monitor Now Supports 20,000+ Sensors with No Memory Limit
BURLINGTON, Mass. and NUREMBERG, Germany, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Paessler AG, the innovative network monitoring solutions specialist, today announced the launch of the first 64-bit version of its award-winning PRTG Network Monitor. Designed to meet high-performance monitoring needs for increasingly complex network environments, the new 64-bit version is now able to accommodate more than 20,000 sensors. The removal of any memory limit improves stability and performance in large installations. With a number of new sensor types added to the suite, the new 64-bit PRTG offers more advanced monitoring capabilities while still maintaining PRTG's trademark simple, user-friendly automated deployment system and user interface.
Like all 32-bit software, previous versions of PRTG had been limited to just three GB of RAM, supporting about 10,000 sensors on average. The newest version removes that cap, with a core server now shipped as both a 32-bit binary (for 32-bit Windows) and a 64-bit binary. As a result, PRTG can now fully utilize the entire available memory on a host computer running a 64-bit Windows system. This enables PRTG to accommodate at least double the number of sensors, approximately 20,000.
For large networks, this expanded capability cuts the number of PRTG licenses or installations required to monitor the same, if not more, components in half, reducing the cost and further streamlining PRTG's already simple dashboard user interface.
"As part of our ongoing development and continuous rollout strategy, this release will serve as a base to further improve the capacity and performance of PRTG in the coming months," said Dirk Paessler, CEO Paessler AG. "We're already working to support even bigger installations, with a 50,000 sensor scenario fully operational in our test lab network. We are committed to further increasing PRTG's capabilities to meet growing customer demand."
More than 150 sensor types to choose from
PRTG now offers an expanded range of sensors with more than 150 different types for varying applications. Depending on the requirements, a close monitoring network's "spin" can be woven to provide detailed and targeted monitoring information. These precise sensor compilations can be managed easily, even in large networks.
Some of the new sensor types include:
-- Sensors for NetApp SANs to provide comprehensive monitoring of NetApp
-- Sensors for hardware monitoring via SNMP to monitor components on
Windows and Linux systems;
-- MS Exchange Transport Queue Sensor for detailed monitoring of Exchange
Server 2003, 2007 and 2010;
-- Port Range Sensor for multiple port monitoring using SNMP; and
-- WMI Custom String Sensor for monitoring SQL Server on Windows using WQL
Paessler's flagship PRTG Network Monitor has been recognized worldwide by leading IT industry publications, including the EMA Radar(TM) for Enterprise Network Management Systems: Q4 2012, the UK's IT PRO and Germany's Funkschau, for its rich feature set, ease of use and simple, cost-effective all-in licensing model.
Paessler AG leads the industry in providing the most powerful, affordable and easy-to-use network monitoring and testing solutions. The company's suite of just-right software products deliver peace of mind, confidence and convenience for businesses of all sizes - from Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) to large enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 companies. Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Paessler's global reach includes more than 150,000 active installations of its products. Founded in 1997, Paessler AG remains a privately held company and is recognized as both a member of the Cisco Developer Network and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit http://www.paessler.com.
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Kids' Hit Cartoon Series Comes To Life With Activision Publishing's TRANSFORMERS PRIME(TM) Video Game - Available Now
New TRANSFORMERS Action Video Game Launches Exclusively on Nintendo Platforms Today, and on Nintendo's Wii U(TM) System on November 18th
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle to protect mankind from the evil DECEPTICONS rages on in the TRANSFORMERS PRIME(TM) video gamefromActivision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). Created for kids and based on the award winning animated television show produced by Hasbro Studios seen in over 170 countries and airing on The Hub television network in the U.S., TRANSFORMERS PRIME allows fans to take on the roles of OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, ARCEE, AUTOBOT RATCHET and BULKHEAD as they fight through heroic battles against the DECEPTICONS all around the world. Players will engage in brawler-style combat and diverse driving sequences in order to save Earth from the sinister MEGATRON and his new secret weapon, THUNDERWING. TRANSFORMERS PRIME is available now for Nintendo's Wii(TM) system, and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) hand-held systems, and will be a day-one launch title for Nintendo's new Wii U(TM) system launching on November 18(th).
"The TRANSFORMERS PRIME television show is a fantastic series and we're excited to bring this new adventure to Nintendo and TRANSFORMERS fans alike," said Kurt Niederloh, Vice President, Activision Publishing. " We've worked hand-in-hand with Hasbro and the TV show producers to bring this all-new storyline to life with the spirit and trademark gameplay Nintendo gamers have come to know and love."
"Our fans can now interact with the TRANSFORMERS PRIME universe and all its rich characters in a whole new way," said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Marketing at Hasbro. "Activision has done a great job of capturing the heart and soul of the television show and has created an engaging video game the entire family can enjoy."
Continuing the epic saga, the game centers around an original story set directly within the TRANSFORMERS PRIME universe, allowing gamers not only to play as their favorite AUTOBOT characters, but also cultivate close friendships with Jack, Miko and Raf - the human characters from the show - as TEAM PRIME sets out to protect mankind and eliminate the DECEPTICONS once and for all. For the Wii, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U versions of the game, players can also compete with or against their friends in adrenaline-pumping multiplayer modes that allow fans to choose from 11 different TRANSFORMERS characters from both factions.
TRANSFORMERS PRIME is developed by Now Production (NowPro) for Nintendo's Wii system, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, and by Altron Corporation for Nintendo DS. The game is rated "E10+" (Everyone 10 and older - Fantasy Violence) by the ESRB.
Members of the media can visit Activision Publishing's Broadcast Media Center to download broadcast quality video, web-ready video and high-resolution images. Broadcast Media Center: http://www.activisionvideo.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, mainland China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including with respect to the release of Transformers Prime, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
PureWave selects Aricent Group LTE eNodeB Software Framework to develop next-generation LTE solutions
LTE eNodeB software framework has revolutionary family of small cell LTE base stations
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TheAricent Group®, a global innovation and technology innovation services company focused on communication, today announced that it has licensed its LTE eNodeB software framework to PureWave Networks, an innovative provider of small cells. Aricent's world class LTE eNodeB software has been integrated with award winning PureWave Constellation family of revolutionary small cell LTE base stations which will begin commercial trials later this quarter.
Aricent's LTE eNodeB software framework provides highly evolved layer 2 and layer 3 modules for the PureWave Constellation family of LTE eNodeBs to deliver optimum wireless coverage and capacity in a range of deployment scenarios, including dense urban environments.
In addition to jaw dropping capacities of up to 1Gbps, PureWave Constellation base stations offer operators a wide array of features including a unique multi-tenant option that allows up to three operators to share the same base station box, while each retaining full control of their respective spectrum band, management capability and core network connectivity.
"Small cells offer operators the only economically viable way to keep up with the rapidly increasing demand for wireless data service. PureWave Constellation base stations dramatically improve the operator business case for small cell deployment by allowing operators to share the cost of network deployment, while retaining full control over their network," said Ronen Vengosh, VP of Marketing and Business Development at PureWave Networks. "Aricent is providing a solid foundation on which we have been building our advanced platform, and they have been an excellent technology partner to us in our efforts."
The Aricent software framework integrates layer 2 and layer 3+ LTE modules that provide a highly optimized platform for development of superior LTE solutions. The software provides multi-mode functionality and value-added applications for Radio Resource Management (RRM), call and session management, Self-Organized Networks (SON) and management plane. It provides complete layer 2 and layer 3 functionality that can be readily integrated with other modules and has been enhanced by exposing clear interfaces to provide easy interoperability.
"The combination of Aricent's software platform with PureWave's innovative architecture and unique productization delivers a highly compelling LTE solution to meet the demands of this ever evolving market," said Rakesh Vij, vice president of business development, wireless and convergence, Aricent Group. "We are very pleased to partner with PureWave to help them deliver a competitive and next generation LTE solution in a cost effective package."
About the Aricent Group
The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
PureWave is a rapidly growing, privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley. A small cell pioneer, PureWave has commercially introduced multiple generations of small cell and compact 4G wireless base stations, starting with the 2009 launch of PureWave Quantum 1000.
PureWave's product portfolio includes the PureWave Constellation, a family of advanced, small cell LTE base stations that deliver jaw-dropping peak data rates of up to 1Gbps of LTE capacity and offers an array of advanced options, including multi-channel, multi-tenant and multi-band support, advanced SON and traffic shaping. The company's PureWave Quantum family of award winning, outdoor, mobile WiMAX base stations is selling around the globe and has been deployed in over 120 commercial networks.
mophie Debuts White juice pack powerstation Collection for Holiday
External Battery Packs Available in New Color Exclusively at Apple
SANTA ANA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for iPhone 5 customers and the upcoming holiday gifting season, mophie(TM) today released a white version of its juice pack powerstation family, including the original powerstation, mini and duo. The external battery packs deliver a compact and lightweight mobile power solution for the iPhone, iPad and iPod, wrapping gotta-have-it extra "juice" in a clean new color.
"mophie is committed to designing products that are as good looking as they are functional, and the addition of a white powerstation line delivers on both levels," said Ross Howe, vice president of marketing. "The original, duo and mini powerstation enable consumers to do more with their mobile devices on one charge in a crisp white color that never goes out of style."
Specific features and benefits of the duo, powerstation and mini include:
-- powerstation duo
-- Retails for $99.95
-- 6000mAh capacity battery
-- Charging output of up to 2.1 amps
-- Capable of switching between 500mAh, 1A and 2.1A charge
-- Dual USB outputs allows for simultaneous charging of two devices
-- Retails for $79.95
-- 4000mAh capacity battery
-- Charging output of up to 2.1 amps
-- Capable of switching between 500 mAh, 1 A and 2.1 A charge
-- powerstation can simultaneously charge a device while also
recharging its own battery
-- Charges all generations of the iPad, iPhone and iPod
-- powerstation mini
-- Retails for $59.95
-- 2500mAh capacity battery
-- Provides more than 150 percent extra battery life for an iPhone
-- Special 1.0 amp high-output battery allows for ultra-fast charging
-- Slim profile
All members of the juice pack powerstation family in white are now available at http://www.apple.com and will be in Apple Stores nationwide beginning Oct. 31. For additional information regarding the mophie juice pack line of products, please visit http://www.mophie.com.
mophie is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer of accessories that let users do more with their portable devices. The brand is widely recognized and highly acclaimed for its creative designs and innovative solutions; specifically surrounding the juice pack, the first "Works With iPhone" portable battery solution certified by Apple Inc. All of mophie's products are developed to address real consumer and business needs and are seamless integrations of industrial, electronic, software and artistic designs. mophie products are available in more than 100 countries, and can be purchased in Apple stores worldwide, AT&T, Best Buy, Verizon, Sprint, and on http://www.mophie.com. Follow mophie on Twitter at twitter.com/mophie or on Facebook at facebook.com/mophielovesyou.
OmniVision Launches High Performance 8-Megapixel CameraChip(TM) Sensor With Newly Improved OmniBSI-2(TM) Pixel
OV8835 Brings Improved Image Quality and High Frame Rate Photography to Next-Generation Smartphones and Tablets
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the OV8835, a powerful 8-megapixel CameraChip solution for smartphones and tablets. The OV8835 is built on a new and improved OmniBSI-2 pixel architecture that offers best-in-class pixel performance and enables full resolution 8-megapixel high speed photography at 30 frames per second (FPS) and 1080p/30 or 720p/60 high-definition (HD) video. These performance and functionality improvements make the OV8835 an ideal upgrade for next-generation smartphones and tablets.
"Industry research projects that 8-megapixel cameras will continue to enjoy a dominant position in the mobile device market in the foreseeable future," said Vinoo Margasahayam, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "To stay at the forefront of this trend, OmniVision developed a leading-edge 8-megapixel image sensor for smartphones and tablets. The OV8835's fast frame rates, excellent pixel performance and low power consumption are critical performance benefits for manufacturers. Furthermore, because the OV8835 is pin-to-pin compatible with the previous-generation OV8830, manufacturers can easily and quickly upgrade to a dramatically improved 8-megapixel camera."
The 1/3.2-inch OV8835 is built on a newly improved 1.4-micron OmniBSI-2 pixel that delivers dramatically improved sensitivity of 1000 mV/(Lux-sec), a 20 percent improvement over the previous-generation OV8830. Other performance improvements over the OV8830 include a 20 percent improvement in low-light performance and a 25 percent improvement in full-well capacity.
The new CameraChip sensor supports an active array of 3264 x 2448 pixels (8-megapixel), and can operate at 30 FPS for zero shutter lag. It is capable of capturing full 1080p HD video at 30 FPS with electronic image stabilization, or 720p HD video at 60 FPS with full horizontal field-of-view (FOV). The sensor's 2 x 2 binning functionality with post-binning resampling filter minimizes special artifacts and removes image artifacts around edges to deliver clean, crisp color images for industry-leading HD video recording.
The OV8835 fits into an industry standard 8.5 x 8.5 mm package. It is currently available for sampling and is expected to enter volume production in the fourth quarter of 2012.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV8835 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV8835, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
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TI LED driver is the first with frequency synchronization, PWM dimming and thermal foldback
1.5-A constant current DC/DC buck converter with wide input voltage operating range and integrated MOSFET drives high-brightness LEDs
DALLAS, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a 1.5-A constant current DC/DC buck converter with an industry-leading combination of frequency synchronization, pulse-width modulation (PWM) dimming and thermal foldback. The TPS92510 features a wide 3.5-V to 60-V input voltage operating range and integrated MOSFET. Together with TI's WEBENCH(®) LED Architect, the lighting developer can quickly design a power management circuit to drive a string of up to 17 high-brightness LEDs at up to 97-percent power efficiency in automotive, industrial and general illumination applications. For more information and samples, visit http://www.ti.com/tps92510-pr.
Unlike conventional buck LED drivers, TI's TPS92510 can operate with fixed frequency either by utilizing its internally-generated clock or via synchronization to an external PWM clock source. In multi-string implementations, the use of an external clock eliminates beat frequencies that may be visible in the lighting application and simplifies EMI filter design. Thermal foldback ensures some light output remains even in an LED over-temperature condition, which improves safety in the lighting environment.
The TPS92510 joins TI's LED driver portfolio that includes the 0.5-A LM3402, 1.0-A LM3404 and 1.5-A LM3406 hysteretic, non-synchronous, constant current LED buck regulators that feature LED open circuit protection, low-power shutdown and thermal shutdown. For more information on all of TI's lighting products, visit http://www.ti.com/lighting-pr.
Key features and benefits of the TPS92510 LED driver
-- 3.5-V to 60-V input voltage operating range supports a wide variety of
DC LED lighting applications, including area and street lighting.
-- Fixed switching frequency range from 100 kHz to 2.5 MHz can be
synchronized to optimize for efficiency or solution size.
-- LED thermal foldback with external negative temperature coefficient
(NTC) protects LED array from over-temperature while maintaining reduced
-- Dedicated PWM dimming input from 100 Hz to 1 kHz adjusts LED brightness
without color shift or perceivable flicker.
Availability, packaging and pricing
The TPS92510 is available in volume now from TI and its authorized distributors. Offered in a 4.9-mm by 3-mm, 10-pin PowerPad(TM) MSOP package, the TPS92510 is priced at US$1.65 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
About WEBENCH tools from Texas Instruments
The WEBENCH Designer and Architect component libraries include more than 30,000 components from 120 manufacturers. Price and availability is updated hourly by TI's distribution partners for design optimization and production planning. Offered in eight languages, the user can compare complete system designs and make supply chain decisions in minutes. To start a cost-free design, visit TI's WEBENCH design environment at http://www.ti.com/webench-pr.
About Texas Instruments
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Cambium Networks And Agile Networks Team To Deliver Wireless Broadband Across The State Of Ohio
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks(TM), a leading provider of wireless broadband access network solutions, and Agile Networks, a telecommunications services company headquartered in Canton, Ohio, today announced that Cambium's world-class suite of wireless solutions has been chosen for the statewide build-out of The Agile Network in Ohio.
The Agile Network will cover more than 3 million address points across the state, including over 100,000 homes that do not have access to broadband today. This initiative aims to drive economic development, update the state's public safety infrastructure and reduce telecommunications costs for local and state government across Ohio. It will provide the infrastructure to better connect residents, businesses and government locations, as well as provide open access for telecom service providers throughout the state. Special emphasis for this shared resource will be placed on counties in need and local government entities such as hospitals, county courthouses, police stations and other local government buildings that require an enhanced data infrastructure to provide public safety and a wide range of additional government services.
Cambium will support The Agile Network infrastructure by utilizing a broad range of the company's point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) wireless broadband solutions. Using a combination of both licensed and licensed-exempt frequencies, Agile will deploy Cambium's PMP 320 and PMP 450 products as well as the PTP 800i All-Indoor solution for last mile access and backhaul infrastructure to deliver broadband services throughout the network. The PMP 450, Cambium's newest high-performance, 4G, PMP platform will be instrumental in enabling Agile to reach previously underserved Ohio residents. Cambium's broadband solutions were chosen because they enable wide-range connectivity, scalability and high reliability. Cambium's products have also been recognized as surpassing the technical specifications for reliability, ruggedness and dependability necessary for the public safety network.
"Cambium's solutions have the reliability and scale we need to help build out the wireless broadband network across the state of Ohio," said Kyle Quillen, chief technology officer, Agile Networks. "Initiatives like this one are critical for helping the state of Ohio bridge the digital divide and foster economic growth throughout the entire state. Using Cambium's comprehensive suite of products, The Agile Network will help bridge the connectivity gap in rural Ohio and provide wireless broadband access to thousands of people who otherwise would not have adequate access. Cambium's product line and engineering expertise allows us to deliver fiber-grade connectivity with the affordability, the speed of deployment and the sheer agility that comes with wireless infrastructure."
The network will help local governments deploy rural broadband projects, reduce operating costs and unify their communications infrastructures across a common system.
Cambium and Quillen first partnered together as part of a 2009 project to deliver countywide wireless broadband to Coshocton County, a rural Appalachian county located in East Central Ohio. As part of that project, Cambium's products were used to install 14 access points throughout the county connecting both residential and business users. The success of that project ultimately led to this statewide deployment.
"Broadband is no longer a luxury, it's become a necessity for businesses, residents and government alike," said Jay Hilbert, senior vice president, Global Sales, Cambium Networks. "Our partnership with Agile is an important one that sets the standard for providing reliable, affordable connectivity across both underserved and urban areas within an entire state. As the first statewide initiative of its kind, The Agile Network also serves as a model for other states to emulate by bringing together the public and private sectors to benefit everyone's economic interests."
About Agile Networks:
Agile Networks is a telecommunications company headquartered in Canton, Ohio. They are committed to economic development through innovations in technology and telecommunications service. To learn more about Agile Networks, visit http://www.agilenetworks.com.
About Cambium Networks:
Cambium Networks, formerly part of Motorola Solutions, provides world-class wireless broadband and microwave solutions for Service Providers, enterprise customers, military, government, and municipal networks around the world. It currently has more than 3.5 million products deployed in thousands of networks in over 150 countries, with its innovative technologies providing reliable, secure, cost-effective connectivity that's easy to deploy and proven to deliver outstanding metrics. Cambium's ecosystem of partners, development engineers, and support teams work together to design and deliver innovative, forward-looking solutions that provide data, voice and video connectivity when and where it's needed. For more information, visit: http://www.cambiumnetworks.com.
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OpConnect® deploys its EV Charging Station Smartphone Payment System
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OpConnect, LLC, a visionary leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging station technology, announced today rollout of its smartphone payment technology for OpConnect network EV charging stations. EV drivers can use the OpConnect iPhone app, or other smartphone scanners to access free stations or to pay for a charging session at stations that require payment.
Mobile payments are just one of many payment options available to OpConnect network members and non-members. Unlike many competitors' networks that restrict access of charging stations to members, the OpConnect stations can be accessed in a variety of ways including using an email address, a credit card, an OpConnect Network card, the Wright Express Fleet card, and now, a smartphone.
"A complaint we often hear in our industry is that drivers have to carry a RFID device, or a card to access certain stations. OpConnect has always allowed any EV driver access to our stations without the need to pre-register or call a phone number. Now we're making it even easier for drivers to use OpConnect network stations with their smartphones. Our strength is our software and systems integration capability, including mobile technologies. This is another example of how we're listening to the market and continually innovating to give EV drivers what they want," said Dexter Turner, OpConnect CEO.
The mobile payment option and other Wireless Valet® features such as OpConnect's social media integration are available on all OpConnect network stations.
About OpConnect: OpConnect, a subsidiary of ISO9001 certified Optimization Technologies, is a technology leader in electric vehicle charging systems. The OpConnect Electric Vehicle Charging System® is an end-to-end EV charging solution including charging stations, a secure wireless communications network, billing and charging station management solutions and mobile phone applications. For more information about OpConnect, please visit http://www.opconnect.com and view our OpConnect EVSE Partner Network video.
Karmaloop.com's Fast-Growing Members-Only Site, PLNDR, Vows to Skyrocket New Brands With Its Latest Sweeps
PLNDR's "Brand Battle" Charges Emerging Brands to Submit Designs & Use Social Networks to Vote
BOSTON, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, members-only streetwear haven PLNDR announced its latest sweeps: a chance for up-and-coming brands to submit designs to PLNDR's "Show Off" gallery - a place where their friends and fans may vote and comment on their favorite creations. The most-voted on entries will be submitted to the buying team for a chance to be sold on the site - and skyrocketed to fame.
"Let the fight begin," said PLNDR founder Leandrew Robinson, "Past brand battle contestants are now doing $500,000 in revenue on PLNDR. It's an incredible opportunity." Raking in over 3 million unique visitors monthly, the visibility that PLNDR is offering these young entrepreneurs and designers is unparalleled.
PLNDR.com (pronounced "plunder"), owned by Karmaloop.com, is a members-only men's and women's "flash sale" online boutique that hosts limited-time sales of more than 80 percent off on the best in premium apparel, footwear and accessories by leading lifestyle and streetwear brands. The site debuted in May 2010 and is the fastest-growing segment in the Karmaloop.com family, with over 3 million visitors per month. To date, PLNDR has established ongoing partnerships with more than 400 brands including top-sellers like Crooks & Castles, Obey, WeSC, Motel Rocks and Married To The Mob, boasting a current membership of more than one million with over $16 million in revenue for 2011.
Nikon Introduces a 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens That Delivers Consistent Superior Rendering That Focuses From Infinity to Close-up
DUBAI, UAE, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon Corporation will delight the world of photography with the latest addition to
the telephoto zoom lens family: the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR. Compatible with the
Nikon FX format, it covers the 70-200mm range of focal lengths with a fixed maximum
aperture of f/4.
The AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR joins the ultra wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 16-35mm
f/4G ED VR and normal zoom AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR in f/4
maximum aperture lens series that forms the core of NIKKOR FX-format lenses.
Despite covering the 70mm to 200mm range of focal lengths, it boasts a closest
focusing distance of approximately one meter, as well as consistently superior rendering
with focusing from infinity to close-up, making it an excellent lens for a wide variety of
scenes. Its compact size and light weight make it portable, offering a practical choice
for hand-held shooting wherever needed. It adopts a number of exclusive Nikon technologies
including Nano Crystal Coat that prevents internal reflections that cause ghost and flare,
a built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) system that provides camera shake compensation
equivalent to a five-step increase in shutter speed, and a Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for
extremely quiet autofocusing.
With the release of the new Nikon D4, Nikon D800 and D800E, and Nikon D600 FX-format
digital-SLR cameras in 2012, Nikon continues to develop high-performance NIKKOR lenses
that make the most of the superior resolution and image quality offered by these cameras.
Nikon will continue to respond to the demands and expectations of the photographers for
more advanced photographic capabilities by releasing highly functional, high-performance
lenses to expand and strengthen the NIKKOR lineup.
- AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR primary features
- A 70-200mm telephoto zoom lens compatible with the FX format that offers
consistently superior rendering with focusing from infinity to close-up.
- Built-in Vibration Reduction (VR) offering camera shake compensation
equivalent to a five-step increase in shutter speed for effective hand-held shooting
in a variety of situations.
- Nano Crystal Coat, which effectively prevents the internal reflections that
cause ghost and flare.
- A Silent Wave Motor (SWM) for extremely quiet autofocusing.
- Equipped with two focus modes: A/M (autofocus with manual override) and M
- Macro photography possible with a closest focusing distance of 1 m.
- Smaller and lighter than Nikon's previous 70-200mm lens, yet still capable of
the superior image quality, performance, and overall quality expected of a NIKKOR
- Autofocus supported when a teleconverter offering 2x magnification is used
with the lens on a D4, D800, D800E, or D600 offering f/8 support.
EarthLink Announces Nationwide Data Center Footprint and Fiber Network Expansion
Launches Next Generation Cloud Platform to Meet Growing Demand
ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) a leading IT and communications provider, today announced plans to extend its core fiber IP network, expand its IT Solutions footprint with four additional data centers and launch its next generation cloud hosting platform. By integrating additional distributed data centers with an expanded IP network, EarthLink is creating an end-to-end cloud fabric to meet the growing demand for highly-secure cloud hosting and IT services.
EarthLink will expand its new cloud hosting platform into four new data centers in San Jose, Chicago, Dallas and South Florida throughout next year through agreements with leading-edge space and power providers. It is also enhancing its existing data center in Rochester, N.Y. with its next-generation cloud architecture early next year. The company's next generation cloud architecture is a state-of-the-art, integrated computing and storage platform designed to support current and future demands of the IT Services business. EarthLink is using best-in-breed platforms to provide comprehensive IT solutions including cloud hosting, virtual desktop, security, colocation, back-up and application solutions.
Leveraging geographically-diverse data centers, EarthLink is creating fault-tolerant enterprise class solutions with nationwide availability and high performing network connectivity. EarthLink will have a total of eight data centers which will be linked to its nationwide IP network.
To interconnect this expanded data center footprint, EarthLink is extending its fiber network and adding next generation optical transport capabilities from Miami, F.L. to Virginia, increasing capacity in key markets including Ashburn, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Orlando, and building its fiber network into Texas, adding seven major markets including Austin, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston. The additional capacity will allow EarthLink to offer new native 100 Gig transport services across its diverse fiber footprint, offering customers the advantage of unique network routes for enhanced redundancy and network diversity.
"We see in the marketplace that the IT needs of companies are growing and evolving as they look for ways to virtualize their businesses and strategically maintain, if not decrease their cost structures," said EarthLink Executive Vice President of Products and Marketing Michael Toplisek. "As a result, EarthLink is continuing to evolve our IT solutions architecture, infrastructure and services. By providing regional data center diversity combined with our expanded national IP network footprint, EarthLink can deliver the performance customers need with the peace of mind that their data is secure in our cloud. Beyond cloud hosting, in conjunction with our IP and fiber network expansion, EarthLink is poised to deliver disaster recovery and business continuity solutions that are mission-critical to businesses in all industries."
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care. For more information, visit EarthLink's website at http://www.earthlink.net.
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Manzama Releases Manzama 3.0, Latest Version of its Industry Leading Listening Platform
Enhancements Include New User Interface and Improved Trending Analysis
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manzama, Inc. today announced the release of the next version of its Listening Platform for the legal industry, Manzama 3.0. Enhancements to the platform include a newly designed User Interface, the ability to segregate and consolidate chosen content and feeds, and enhanced trending analysis to help identify salient information and insights more quickly.
"As Manzama is adopted and deployed in more law firms of every size, as well as in other professional service organizations, the need to deliver even greater flexibility in our platform has become more apparent," commented Mark Hinkle, President & Chief Operating Officer of Manzama. "Innovation is a continual process of understanding and anticipating the needs of our clients, and our latest release reflects these evolving needs. We are confident that our strong client base will continue to help guide our decisions in 2013 as we develop new methods for revealing knowledge and insights that are business critical in an information-driven industry."
"The abundance of information out there creates more and more noise," Randy Smith, Chief Technology Officer at Manzama added. "Gaining extra insight from that information is difficult, but it's also a key driver as organizations develop strategies to differentiate and identify new revenue opportunities. Manzama was developed specifically to address and solve this business problem."
Manzama counts among its clients six of the AMLAW 10 law firms, as well as over 50 additional law firms and organizations both in the United States and internationally.
Established in 2010, Manzama Inc. is a company founded by legal professionals who've pioneered the legal industry's first Listening Platform. The platform classifies and ranks thousands of legal industry and client industry blogs, news sites, and other social media applications to uncover the most relevant and important information in support of a law firm's or legal professional's business development and practice strategies.
Brand USA and Orbitz Worldwide Partner to Promote U.S. Destinations to International Visitors
Brand USA Sponsorship Integrated Throughout the Updated ebookers Explorer app for iPad
CHICAGO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global online travel company Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW) has launched a partnership with Brand USA in support of the nation's first global marketing effort to promote the United States as a premier travel destination. As part of this collaboration, ebookers - a member of the Orbitz Worldwide portfolio of consumer travel brands - today launched an updated version of the award-winning ebookers Explorer app for iPad that prominently features Brand USA sponsorship for all U.S. destinations and introduces new features designed specifically for the iOS 6 mobile operating system.
Through the partnership, Orbitz Worldwide will provide significant in-kind media support to Brand USA--directly supporting Brand USA's marketing strategies to incrementally increase international visitation to the United States in order to support economic growth and job creation. The U.S. tourism and travel industry is a substantial component of U.S. GDP and employment, with international travel to the United States supporting 1.2 million jobs alone. The travel and tourism industry projects that more than 1 million American jobs could be created within 10 years if the U.S. increases its share of the international travel market.
In addition to supporting the U.S. economy, U.S. travel brands and destinations partnering with Brand USA maximize their international marketing reach when they choose to advertise on leading Orbitz Worldwide sites including Orbitz.com, CheapTickets, ebookers and HotelClub - which are accessed by millions of customers outside the U.S. each year.
"Advertising on Orbitz Worldwide sites provides a valuable opportunity for U.S. destinations and travel brands to extend their reach in the international marketplace and exponentially increase their exposure," said Josh Winkler, vice president of partner marketing for Orbitz Worldwide. "Orbitz Worldwide maximizes the marketing spend of Brand USA's industry partners looking to attract international travelers, and we look forward to providing U.S. advertising partners with even greater return on their investment - as well as the potential for greatly increased travel to their regions."
The updated ebookers Explorer app for iPad, which debuts today with Brand USA sponsorship integrated for all U.S. destinations, includes several new features, some designed specifically for iOS 6:
-- Integration of TripAdvisor content, including restaurants, tours and
attractions, and foursquare content such as arts & entertainment, food,
shops & services, nightlife and the great outdoors
-- Apple Maps integration, adding a new dimension to content browsing and
-- Native iOS integration of Twitter, Facebook and iMessage, making it
easier for users to share content found on the ebookers Explorer app
-- Over 20 additional upgrades designed to improve the user experience and
"To encourage increased international visitation to the United States and to grow America's share of the global travel market, Brand USA sought an innovative marketing partner that could leverage new cross-platform media programs," said Jiri Marousek, director of digital media for Brand USA. "We found that partner in Orbitz Worldwide and look forward to integrating their innovations into our promotion of the U.S. as a premier travel destination."
"Orbitz Worldwide is based in the U.S. and operates in over 140 countries that speak 16 different languages, so we connect directly with the broad international audience that Brand USA and its partners want to reach," added Winkler. "We look forward to working with Brand USA in making the United States the premier travel destination for visitors from around the world."
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo, and the Away Network. Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
About Brand USA
Brand USA was established by the Travel Promotion Act in 2010 to spearhead the nation's first global marketing effort to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and communicate U.S. entry/exit policies and procedures. Formed as the Corporation for Travel Promotion, the public-private entity began operations in May 2011 and does business as Brand USA. Brand USA works in close partnership with the travel industry to maximize the economic and social benefits of travel. Through its call-to-action--Discover America--Brand USA inspires travelers to explore the United States of America's boundless possibilities. For industry or partner information about Brand USA, visit http://www.TheBrandUSA.com. For information about exceptional and unexpected travel experiences in the United States, please visit Brand USA's consumer website at http://www.DiscoverAmerica.com.
Finesse Solutions Expands into State-of-the-Art Facility in Santa Clara, CA, USA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Finesse Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of measurement and control solutions for bioprocess applications, announced its move to a new facility in Santa Clara, CA. Finesse's new address is 3501 Leonard Court, Santa Clara, CA, 95054. Finesse continues to maintain a calibration services facility in Irvindale, CA, sales offices in Switzerland and Singapore. The new building, which exceeds 35,000 square feet, features an expanded class 10,000 clean room for the manufacture of Finesse single use sensors, significant floor space for assembling and integrating single use bioreactor systems up to 2,000L, and designated areas outfitted for factory acceptance testing. Additionally, an expanded space has been allocated for research and development, in order to allow Finesse to further expand its product offerings to manufacturers of biologics. "Over the course of the last three years, Finesse has tripled its revenue and expanded its business from large-scale single-use cGMP systems to flexible laboratory bioreactor controllers. We are pleased to announce that our new facility provides the capacity required to meet the ever increasing demand for our growing family of products," stated Barbara Paldus, CEO at Finesse.
About Finesse Solutions, Inc.
California-based Finesse Solutions, Inc., has established a proven record in providing turnkey, scalable solutions for single-use upstream bioprocessing. The Finesse product platform includes an extensive portfolio of novel disposable sensors, modular configure-to-order automation hardware, and intelligent software that can harmonize global bioprocess information and technology transfer. Finesse also offers a complete set of services including startup, commissioning, and validation for rapid and reliable deployment of single-use equipment into cGMP manufacturing applications. Visit http://www.finesse.com.
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SHANGHAI, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taomee Holdings Limited (NYSE: TAOM) ("Taomee" or the "Company"), one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in China, have launched an exciting new game app Seer, available in the App Store. Fans now have the chance to experience space exploration and adventure with a group of space energy robots.
"We're thrilled to partner with children to create new and entertaining opportunities for Seer." said Mr. Benson Wang, co-founder and chief executive officer of Taomee.
Seer tells the story of a group of space energy robots with a theme of space exploration. Space energy robots in the story offer a sci-fi adventure experience and foster children's interest in science and environmental protection.
Taomee has launched a series of Mole & Seer apps, including "Mole's World", one of the most popular children's franchises in China, the Mole's World IOS application has been a #1 ranked download on the Apple Store in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. In August, Taomee launched Seer animation app, the animation series on its own online video site v.61.com have been viewed over 100 million times by online video users, and the animation series ranked as No.1 most popular animation on Taomee video site since launched.
The mobile version of Seer app is available in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese and English, for Apple iOS with iPhone, iPad version:
Taomee Holdings Limited is one of the leading children's entertainment and media companies in China driven to deliver exceptional entertainment to children and families. Its online community is one of the largest in the region, widely trusted by millions of parents and caregivers across Asia. The Company's Mole's World and Seer franchises and characters have reached millions of children and families through virtual worlds, books, monthly print magazines, mobile applications, animated television series and movies. For more information, please visit: http://www.taomee.com/en_taomee.html.
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Hurricane Sandy Updates: Residents get official public safety updates through Nixle
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As they hunker down during Hurricane Sandy, East Coast residents can receive authoritative, real-time bulletins on their mobile phones from police, fire and other public safety agencies through Nixle, a free messaging service.
People can sign up by simply texting their zip code to 888777 or by subscribing for free at Nixle.com. They then will receive authorized alerts directly on their mobile phones or SMS-enabled devices, as long as their batteries are charged.
Nixle uses a proprietary platform that allows participating police, fire and emergency agencies to send secure and authenticated real-time alerts. More than 6,000 agencies nationwide have signed up for Nixle, using it as their primary form of electronic outreach. These agencies prefer Nixle because, unlike other popular social media sites, each agency's account is verified and only urgent bulletins appear on subscriber phones.
More than 1 million citizens now subscribe to Nixle. Since midnight Friday, Nixle has seen a tenfold increase in new subscribers and a 50 percent jump in alerts sent by agencies. During the past 72 hours, these public safety agencies have sent 1,500 alerts.
"We are seeing extraordinary interest in Nixle as the storm approaches,'' said Eric Liu, CEO of the San Francisco-based company. "Many of our agency partners have been using us for several years now. This storm, however, is generating record traffic because people know that they are receiving authoritative information from verified public-safety agencies.''
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Emulex Unveils OneCore Storage Software Development Kit for High Performance I/O Connectivity
New Tool Kit Enables IHVs and ISVs to Deliver Server and Storage Appliances Powered by Emulex I/O Connectivity Solutions
FRANKFURT, Germany and COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SNW EUROPE -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX), today announced the OneCore(TM) Storage software development kit (SDK), a new comprehensive solution for independent hardware and software vendors (IHVs and ISVs) and system integrators who are developing storage, flash/solid state disk (SSD), application and networking appliance solutions that require low latency and high performance I/O connectivity. The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK includes a collection of high performance initiator and target driver source code, documentation, training and support which allows IHVs/ISVs to leverage Emulex's breakthrough Emulex Engine(TM) (XE) 201 converged fabric controller technology, which is capable of 8Gb and 16Gb Fibre Channel (8GFC and 16GFC) and 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE), Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and iSCSI I/O connectivity, within their own storage networking solutions.
"The Emulex XE201 converged fabric controller-based products will help appliance partners develop solutions to address the explosive growth of optimized solutions for enterprise, cloud, SSD/flash and big data," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "This new SDK enables IHVs and ISVs to accelerate their time to market with complementary high performance I/O connectivity solutions, powered by Emulex, that are ideal for keeping pace with the demands of I/O caching, highly virtualized environments and performance hungry applications that need more bandwidth, throughput and faster response times."
The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK simplifies and accelerates the process of developing storage solutions based on Emulex's code base, with an extensible, modular framework and architecture. Leveraging a straightforward, easy to use click-through end user licensing agreement streamlines and simplifies the procurement of the tool kit. The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK includes the SDK device driver source code, release notes, documentation, training, and access to a developer portal, as well as a community support forum.
Additional key benefits of the OneCore Storage Developers program include:
-- Elastic Driver Development Approach: IHVs/ISVs can leverage the Emulex
target and initiator reference drivers in several ways: as the
foundation of their driver, utilizing specific layer(s) as the building
block for their driver, or as reference code for their own driver
development. The OneCore Storage SDK also provides a common driver
framework and architecture that will support all storage protocols (FC,
FCoE and iSCSI).
-- Extensible Modular Driver Architecture: The Emulex OneCore Storage SDK
has been designed from the ground up to be protocol and operating system
(OS) agnostic. This unique driver architecture provides a clean, easily
understood reference driver which can be used by customers as the
foundation or as a building block for their driver. The OneCore Storage
SDK consists of Emulex's Service Level Interface (SLI(TM)), Hardware
Abstraction Layer (HAL), transport code and abstracted OS interfaces for
OS-specific implementations. The OneCore Storage SDK also contains a
SCSI-like API for back-end target and initiator connectivity.
-- Ideal for Storage, Flash Array and Appliance Vendors: With the fastest
16GFC adapters available today, capable of more than 1.2 million I/O
operations per second (IOPS) on a single port,¹ developers can leverage
Emulex FC and FCoE technology to power their SSD/flash-based storage
appliances, and take advantage of the performance and management
characteristics needed to support virtualized servers and cloud
-- Broad Platform Support: OneCore Storage includes both Linux (Red Hat
Enterprise Linux [RHEL] 6.2) and FreeBSD 9.0 SDKs. In addition, the OS
agnostic design gives developers the option of porting the drivers to
-- Flexible Back-end Support: The OneCore Storage SDK architecture allows
customers to utilize their own customer-specific back-end or standard
Linux or FreeBSD back-ends.
-- Advanced Standards Support: OneCore Storage SDK drivers provide support
for advanced standards such as N_Port Identification Virtualization
(NPIV), which allows users to maintain SAN best practices within a
virtualized environment, and T10 Protection Information (T10 PI),
providing enhanced data protection against silent data corruption.
For more information, please visit the OneCore Storage SDK landing page or developers portal here.
Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is available at http://www.Emulex.com.
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These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in Emulex's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. Statements in this release are based on current expectations and, except as required by law, Emulex undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
MediaTek Wi-Fi SoC Powers New ASUS N300 Wireless Router
Advanced energy saving technology assures low-consumption green routers that provide fast and efficient wireless service
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia, today announced that its MT7620 Wi-Fi System-on-a-Chip (SoC) has been selected for the new ASUS RT-N14U N300 wireless router, debuting globally this quarter.
The MT7620 is the latest addition to MediaTek's family of highly integrated, single-chip Wi-Fi SoC products, currently being deployed by many wireless router and repeater makers worldwide. It incorporates advanced signaling technologies, giving device manufacturers robust tools to develop best-in-class energy-saving wireless routers, with particular benefit when connected to battery-powered devices such as smartphones, notebooks, and tablets. With the MT7620, the same amount of wireless data can be transmitted in a shorter time, while allowing the mobile device to remain in low-power "dozing" states for longer periods. The MT7620, using MediaTek Green AP functionality, complies with European Union Code of Conduct (CoC) on Energy Efficiency and Energy-using Products (EuP) Directive certifications, providing low-consumption green operation and better user experiences for simultaneous video and data applications.
"Today's wireless routers must work with devices like smartphones and tablets with highly efficient operation for extended battery life and a better user experience," said Tenlong Deng, Associate Vice President of the Wireless Device Business Unit at ASUS. "We are happy to expand our partnership with MediaTek in supplying a sector-leading wireless router to the growing and dynamic connected consumer electronics market."
"By partnering with ASUS, a performance leader in wireless router products, we continue to expand our wireless connectivity reach and bring innovation to the consumer market," said SR Tsai, General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity and Networking Business Unit at MediaTek. "Wi-Fi is being embedded in an increasingly diverse array of mobile and consumer electronics devices, so performance, power consumption, reliability, and ease of integration become even more critical for our customers. MediaTek's continued focus on technology innovation enables our customers with unique competitive advantages."
The MT7620 leverages the strengths of MediaTek's best-in-class hardware network address translation (HNAT) acceleration engine that is currently embedded in award-winning ASUS wireless routers such as the RT-N56U and RT-N65U, delivering 2Gbps IPv6 routing capabilities for advanced cloud applications. It also comes with a USB 2.0 interface for 3G/4G broadband connectivity, wireless storage, web cameras, wireless speakers, and connectivity with entertainment devices such as media players, game consoles, and smart TVs. The MT7620 is also available in a wireless repeater design, and has been selected by ASUS to power its RP-N53 N600 Wireless range extender.
About MediaTek Inc.
MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at http://www.mediatek.com.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world's best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC(TM). ASUS has more than 11,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.
Netrounds Releases Free Tool for IPTV Testing and Monitoring
LULEA, Sweden, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Netrounds today announced the availability of Netrounds Free, a feature-limited yet
fully functional version of its cloud-based IPTV testing and monitoring service. As a
forever-free offering, Netrounds Free is targeted to IPTV providers as a much more
user-friendly and powerful alternative than traditional open source command line tools,
often used during initial IPTV introductions.
Netrounds Free includes support for IPTV testing and is automatically provisioned
anywhere in the world by downloading and deploying up to two measurements probes. Results
from the probes, such as MPEG loss, jitter and invalid stream, are retrieved from the
cloud-based servers through an easy-to-use web interface.
"Almost everything moves to the cloud thanks to all benefits of such solutions. The
free version of Netrounds now being released strengthens our position as the number 1
cloud-based tool for network testing and measurements. Netrounds Free is definitely first
in its kind and changes the game for IPTV testing and monitoring", says Marcus Jonsson,
Chief Marketing Officer at Netrounds.
Netrounds is the world-leading cloud solution for IP network and service testing to
reduce customer churn thanks to quick troubleshooting. Netrounds is used by more than 100
customers globally, such as Telenor in Sweden and KabelNoord in the Netherlands. Netrounds
is an all-in-one tool for testing triple play services and combines a wide range of
testing capabilities with a superior ease of use.
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Pitney Bowes Launches Latest and Updated Version of Digital Franking Machines
NEW DELHI, October 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Ensuring Efficient and Effective Digital Migration in Franking Technology
Pitney Bowes launched its first digital franking machine in India in 2010. Since then,
there have been many transformations in technology that made the digital franking machines
more user-friendly. Pitney Bowes digital franking machines have helped the users to
migrate from electronic to digital platform.
Pitney Bowes India has recently launched the latest and updated version of DM Series
digital franking machines, duly approved by India Post. The new digital franking machine
is feature-packed and future-proof.
The DM Series comes in 3 models - DM 100i, DM 130i and DM 140i. These machines can
frank up to Rs. 9999.99 in postage value and has added security such as 6-digit
alphanumeric password for machine locking and funds downloading. The innovative DM Series
allows users to frank up to 55 letters per minute and tracks postage spend in up to 50
departmental accounts. The DM Series also comes with an optional weighing platform that
can weigh items up to 35 kg. This feature ensures that the new range is perfect for
businesses such as e-shopping/Internet traders which require sending heavy mail packages
via India Post.
The new version of DM Series complies with Digital Postal Mark (DPM) Version 2, which
is the latest standard for digital franking machines issued by Department of Post, India.
"The upgraded version of digital franking machines with capacity to frank up to Rs.
9,999 would help customers who send out foreign mail or parcels through Post. With this
enhancement in the feature, we hope to expand the user base of franking machines with more
customers switching to franking in the Indian market," said K.M. Nanaiah, Managing
Director of Pitney Bowes India.
The company informed that according to an India Post notification, only the new
version of digital franking machines will be given postal license for usage.
Pitney Bowes India Pvt. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) Pitney
Bowes India is the only mailstream solutions provider with a direct presence in India. As
the leading provider for pre- and post-print solutions and equipment, its 7 offices serve
over 12,000 customers, including large enterprises and small-medium businesses. For more
information, please visit http://www.pitneybowes.co.in
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