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Archive for September 8th, 2009

EXCELSIOR! VRINGO AND MARVEL TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SUPERHERO-THEMED VIDEO RINGTONES

Danielle Ross

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EXCELSIOR! VRINGO AND MARVEL TEAM UP TO LAUNCH SUPERHERO-THEMED VIDEO RINGTONES


NEW YORK – September 8, 2009 - VringoTM, the next-generation ringtone pioneer, and Marvel Entertainment have announced a collaboration to create and distribute mobile videos and video ringtones based on Marvel’s legendary library of Super Heroes. The project kicks off today with the U.S. launch of a storefront and Web-based editing platform dedicated to letting fans purchase ready-made mobile clips and even create their own from the Marvel archives.


“It’s a press release cliché to say you’re excited, so I’ll just say that teaming with a world-class entertainment company like Marvel feels like waking up and discovering that you have adamantium-laced bones,” said Vringo CEO Jon Medved. “Marvel continues to break new ground in digital distribution, and we’re proud to work with them on more

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GIZMO5 INKS DASH CARRIER AS EXCLUSIVE E911 PROVIDER

Last week from ITEXPO West in Los Angeles, Dash Carrier Services announced that it would be the exclusive E911 provider for GIZMO5.


Gizmo5 offers voice-over-IP (VoIP) services to both consumers and businesses. Users can make and receive calls from any computer with browser access to the Internet, or use Gizmo5 to power IP phones. Also, Gizmo5 adds a host of features like call recording, IM, file sharing, and much more. Setting up a Gizmo5 account is free, as are inbound calls to a Gizmo client, with a small fee for outbound dialing.


Of particular note, is that Gizmo5 is 100% interoperable with GoogleVoice – so callers have the best of both worlds. Gizmo5 users can answer calls from their Google Voice US number on any device or software, with callees automatically seeing their Google Voice telephone number as Caller ID.


“With DASH’s e911 emergency service solutions program, more

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Telekom Slovenije Delivers High Quality Multiplay Services with Ixia’s IxRave

Paris, France September 7, 2009 –Ixia Ixia today announced that Telekom Slovenije has begun deployment of Ixia’s IxRave service verification solution to comprehensively verify and manage the customer quality of experience (QoE) of its multiplay subscribers. Using IxRave’s Carrier Multiplay solution, Telekom Slovenije will assure network reliability for customers from end-to-end with proactive testing of services and applications via the network core.

With IxRave, Telekom Slovenije’s front-line customer service technicians can launch subscriber experience tests from the call center in order to isolate and troubleshoot core network issues. This allows Telekom Slovenije to send field technicians to only those subscriber homes that IxRave has identified as troubled sites, thereby reducing unwarranted field dispatches and significantly reducing operating expenses.

With an initial roll-out to 60,000 of its installed triple-play customer base, Telekom Slovenije expects to reduce its call center volume and truck deployments by at more

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Combined Ixia and Catapult Communication Solution Delivers Large-Scale Wireless Network Testing

Calabasas, CA. September 7, 2009 – Ixia today announced an innovative combination of wireless and wireline test tools. In June 2009, Ixia acquired Catapult Communications with its suite of platforms for testing wireless edge and core networks. In combination with Ixia’s Internet core network test solutions, Ixia can now offer a broad portfolio of products to test wireless and core networks. Ixia covers the range of next-generation wireless networks with the addition of large-scale LTE (long term evolution) to products for UMTS, IMS and GPRS/EDGE testing.


“The combination of Catapult and Ixia technology is a case where 1+1 = 3,” said Atul Bhatnagar, President and CEO of Ixia. “For the first time, telecom equipment manufacturers and service providers can test their LTE products end-to-end- from the wireless edge through the Internet core- using high call volumes and high-bandwidth multiplay traffic.”


With more than 35 network commitments worldwide, LTE more

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Amino and beeTV team up for a revolutionary personalised TV experience

Amino and beeTV team up for a revolutionary personalised TV experience


Cambridge UK and Milan, Italy – September 8, 2009 Amino Communications, the world’s leading independent IPTV specialists, has partnered with beeTV, the pioneer and inventor of the PCCâ„¢ (Personal Content Channelâ„¢), to develop and deliver a recommendation-based personalised TV experience, via Amino’s award-winning range of set-top boxes (STBs). more

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Communology and Klausner Technologies Sign Patent License Agreement on Visual Voicemail

“One-Stop VVM”: License for the European VVM patent and technical implementation from a single source


Cologne, Germany, September 08, 2009: Communology, a specialist in mobile communications client software, recently signed a patent license agreement with US patent and technology company Klausner Technologies. The agreement allows Communology to provide European wireless operators not only with Visual Voicemail software clients and technical implementation, but also with an inclusive patent license under the Klausner EU Visual Voicemail patents.


Visual Voicemail from Communology provides ease-of-use


Thanks to its easy-to-use user interface, Visual Voicemail has revolutionized the way people handle their voicemail. With Communology’s new “One-Stop VVM”, mobile communications companies will now be able to quickly and efficiently enhance their voicemail offerings for the premium-customer segment as well as across the entire product line. More information on the new offer is available at www.one-stop-vvm.com.


Klausner Technologies currently more

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