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Archive for September 16th, 2009

Glowpoint Announces Telepresence and Video Conferencing Offering to Assist Businesses during this year’s Flu Season

Launches promotion to enable global B2B video communications in keeping with CDC recommendations for business continuity associated with H1N1 “Swine Flu” virus


HILLSIDE, N.J. Sept. 16, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of advanced video communications solutions, today announced the launch of a campaign designed to incent organizations to use video communications as an alternative to business travel to minimize the potential disruption from the H1N1 “swine flu” virus throughout the global business community.


Declared a pandemic this past June by the World Health Organization, the swine flu is expected to surge with the return of the fall and winter flu season according to the Associated Press. To assist businesses, Glowpoint’s campaign features promotional discounts on telepresence and video conferencing managed services, as well as an educational website (www.glowpoint.com/preventflu.asp) specifying how video communications can be used to mitigate the risk of contracting more

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Broadband Forum Presents Circle of Excellence Award to Ron Insler of RAD

Ron InslerMAHWAH, New Jersey, September 16, 2009 – The Broadband Forum has presented its Circle of Excellence award to Ron Insler, Ethernet Access R&D Manager at RAD Data Communications, at its quarterly meeting now being held through September 18 in Tokyo, Japan.

In making the announcement, George Dobrowski, Chairman and President of the Broadband Forum noted that Insler has been a major contributor for many years in the IP/MPLS Forum and is a significant force in ensuring that mobile backhauling has become a key work of the Broadband Forum. “He heavily contributed to the specifications of TDMoMPLS and ATMoMPLS and his continued efforts are helping to synchronize network specifications in the united BBF,” Dobrowski stated.

The Broadband Forum Circle of Excellence recognizes exceptional achievement by individuals in the work of the Broadband Forum. Awards are more

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TIME WARNER CABLE CONTINUES TO EXPAND PROGRAMMING WITH BIGBAND SWITCHED DIGITAL VIDEO

Leading cable operator selects BigBand SDV solution to expand HD programming options in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas


REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2009—BigBand Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBND), a leader in digital video networking, today announced that Time Warner Cable (TWC) will be deploying BigBand’s Switched Digital Video (SDV) solution to offer new programming options in the cable operator’s Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas systems.


“We have launched SDV in over 20 markets to date and know firsthand that, if we want to deploy new programming options for our customers, SDV is the fastest, most cost effective method for our existing network,” said Kevin Leddy, Time Warner Cable’s executive vice president of technology policy and product management. “With the bandwidth that has been reclaimed Time Warner Cable is able to offer over 100 high definition channels to our customers and can launch such services more

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Leap Intros $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans

Company to Unveil New $40 and $45 Monthly Service Plans, Soon to be Available

in Thousands of Locations Nationwide ~


SAN DIEGO–Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP), a leading provider of

innovative and value-driven wireless communications services, today announced

the introduction of two new, all-inclusive nationwide Cricket monthly voice

products into thousands of new mass market retail locations nationwide. These

new products, to be available at four of the most trusted names in `big box`

national retail, bring Cricket`s industry-leading value proposition to the

primary battle ground for wireless customers.


The new all-inclusive monthly $40 and $45 plans, to be available only through

these mass merchants, will be added to the Company`s existing Cricket PAYGo`s

product, which currently offers unlimited daily wireless service, all without a

signed contract or credit check. The $40 plan includes unlimited talk, US long

distance, access to Cricket`s premium extended calling area, more

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Edgeware Partners with Envivio for Web TV Adaptive Streaming

Interoperability of Edgeware Web TV servers with Envivio SilverLiveTV and iLiveTV

to Enable Adaptive Streaming to Microsoft® Silverlight and Apple iPhone clients


Edgeware AB and Envivio® Inc. announced that the companies will work together to provide content providers and

operators with content delivery solutions for Internet and Mobile TV that take advantage of the

latest adaptive bitrate streaming technologies from Apple and Microsoft. The companies will

collaborate to ensure interoperability of Envivio’s iLiveTVâ„¢ and SilverLiveTVâ„¢ solutions with

Edgeware’s Web TV server products. Both companies are demonstrating adaptive streaming

technologies at IBC 2009.


Encoding for adaptive streaming is an important ingredient for the success of premium TV

and video delivery over the Internet, ensuring uninterrupted, quality viewing when networks

become congested. Efficient caching and delivery of popular content from servers positioned

close to the consumers minimizes congestion and enables a higher aggregate quality.

Interoperability between encoders and delivery servers more

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Agito Networks Delivers Mobility Solution to Hertford Regional College to Improve Voice Connectivity and Reduce Expenses

Hertford Regional College Deploys RoamAnywhere to Improve Productivity and Deliver Critical Wireless Voice Communications for Mobile Staff at UK-Based College


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 16, 2009 – Agito Networks, Inc., the company delivering innovative solutions in enterprise mobility, today announced that Hertford Regional College (HRC), the largest further education college in Hertfordshire, had deployed its award-winning Agito RoamAnywhere Mobility Router to improve the accessibility of mobile staff. Agito Networks worked with UK-based partner Convergis Ltd. on the new customer deal.


Based in Broxbourne and Ware just north of London, HRC was formed from the merger of Ware College and East Herts College in the early 1990s. Since then, HRC has grown in size, currently employing 900 staff and serving more than 12,000 full- and part-time students.


According to Dr. Daniel Hidlebaugh, Network Services manager, the college is finalizing a $140 million construction project to update more

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