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Supercomm - Transmode Unveils 10G Muxponder for High-Capacity Mobile Backhaul, NGN, Packet Services

Transmode extends Multi-Service Muxponder technology to 10G for high-capacity Mobile Backhaul and NGN Services


Supercomm, Chicago and Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of its next generation 10G Multi-Service Muxponder targeted for Mobile Backhaul and other Next Generation Network (NGN) migration applications.


The new 10G Multi-Service Muxponder (MS-MXP/10G) is ideally suited to both mobile backhaul applications and NGN migration projects within fixed networks where both legacy TDM traffic is required in parallel with Ethernet traffic. The MS-MXP/10G allows operators to economically and flexibly transport multiple services on the same 10G wavelength. All services are transported totally transparently, including network synchronization, which simplifies the network structure and OAM procedures.


The MS-MXP/10G extends Transmode’s existing and widely deployed Intelligent WDM (iWDMâ„¢) Multi-Service technology to 10 Gbit/s of capacity and is part of Transmode’s successful more

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Supercomm/Cable-Tec - Transmode Debuts Fiber-Based 3G/4G Backhaul in US - Creating Wholesale Opportunities for Carriers

Transmode’s Mobile Backhaul Solution creates wholesale opportunities for US Carriers


Stockholm, Sweden – 20th October 2009 – Transmode, a leading provider of optical networking solutions, will present its new Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution for the first time in the US – at both Supercomm (Chicago, October 21-23, booth 2809) and SCTE Cable Tec Expo (Denver, October 28-30).


The Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution is a unique WDM over fiber solution providing “hybrid” native support of both TDM and Ethernet traffic and supports multiple synchronization streams per wavelength. It therefore enables a smooth migration to Ethernet or all-IP backhaul networks and cost effective support of 3G and LTE multimedia service rollouts.


The presentation of the Multi-Service Mobile Backhaul Solution’s to the US market is intended to generate interest from the MSOs as well as from ILECs, CLECs and IOCs. The solution is particularly more

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RAD Introduces Carrier Ethernet Demarc Device with Breakthrough ‘Timing over Packet’ Feature Set

ETX-204ACHICAGO, October 20, 2009 – RAD Data Communications today introduced the ETX-204A, a Carrier Ethernet demarcation device that delivers SLA-based Layer 2 and Layer 3 business services to the customer premises over native Ethernet access. It provides delineation between the user network and the transport network for those services, as well as for mobile backhaul.

RAD, displaying the ETX-204A for the first time in North America, is in Booth #1517 at the Supercomm conference.

With extensive service delivery, performance monitoring, and service protection/redundancy capabilities, the ETX-204A transports up to one gigabit of user throughput with differentiated quality of service and end-to-end monitoring to ensure SDH/SONET-like performance and 99.999 percent reliability.

The device smoothly handles multi-priority traffic while ensuring latency, more

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Ekinops goes to Hollywood, Helps Build Uncompressed HD Video Network for TV, Movie Post-Production

PARIS, October 20, 2009 – Modern VideoFilm, headquartered in Burbank, California, has deployed Ekinops equipment to build an optical network for transporting uncompressed high-definition (HD) video. The network is used to transport video and data during the post-production process for movies and TV shows.

Modern VideoFilm, one of the premiere post-production companies in the entertainment industry, sits in the core of the movie and TV production business and provides services to all the major Hollywood studios. The company has several locations in the Los Angeles area that are networked together so teams can access data between sites.

“Since the emergence of high-definition technology, the need to transport HD video between our different facilities has increased rapidly,” explained Kim Roberts, Director of Corporate Services at Modern VideoFilm. “There really isn’t a comprehensive HD infrastructure that will fit our needs in place yet, so we decided to lease dark more

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Speakeasy Introduces EasyVoice Mobile for iPhone

Speakeasy Introduces EasyVoice Mobile for iPhone


Application brings free international calling and Remote Office functionality to

Speakeasy iPhone users


SEATTLE, October 20, 2009 – Speakeasy (www.speakeasy.net), a Best Buy company (NYSE:BBY), today introduced EasyVoice® Mobile for iPhoneâ„¢, published by JNSoftware LLC. EasyVoice Mobile brings the savings and flexibility of Speakeasy Hosted Voice (VoIP) to business customers using the iPhone, including free international calling to 22 countries* and integration of Speakeasy’s Remote Office functionality. more

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Ifbyphone Version 3.1 Brings Richer Tools for Advertisers and Resellers

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Cheryl Cink, for Ifbyphone

ccink@comunicano.com

+1 530-756-4630


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ifbyphone Brings Richer Tools for Advertisers and Resellers

New Features Include Robust Reporting, Reseller Portal and API Advances


CHICAGO,SUPERCOMM—October 20, 2009—Ifbyphone Inc. today launched Ifbyphone Version 3.1, which provides enhanced campaign management tools with customized call tracking reports and establishes a Reseller Portal for managing numerous accounts concurrently. The software also includes Web-based API testing and troubleshooting to help developers create links from in-house applications to Ifbyphone services.


“We’ve simplified, streamlined and strengthened customer management for our channel partners to meet the evolving needs of their fast-expanding base of businesses,” commented Irv Shapiro, CEO of Ifbyphone. “We’re making it easier for developers to use our API, for resellers to manage accounts and for marketers to track campaigns.”


Ifbyphone Version 3.1 is part of a larger effort by the company to deliver more more

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Windstream Expands ‘Lifetime Price Guarantee’ Offer on High-Speed Internet and Unlimited Nationwide Phone Service to Businesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–Windstream Corp. (NYSE: WIN - News) has expanded its lifetime price guarantee on high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide phone service to its business customers.


The Windstream Lifetime Price Guarantee offer gives business customers the guarantee and peace of mind that the price for their bundled service will never increase - an offer that is uncommon in today’s economy. The guaranteed pricing includes up to 12 Mbps of high-speed Internet and unlimited nationwide calling with 10 features. more

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Glowpoint Empowers Hospital Patients With “Second Opinions” Via HD Video and Exclusive “TEN” Service

El Camino Hospital Case Study Highlights Video Collaboration Benefits for Healthcare Industry


HILLSIDE, N.J. Oct. 19, 2009 - Glowpoint, Inc. (OTCBB: GLOW), a leading provider of managed services for telepresence and video conferencing, today announced the issuance of a case study that highlights three video collaboration applications in use at El Camino Hospital, a not-for-profit organization with hospital campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, California. The case study is available at

http://www.glowpoint.com/telemedicine.


In one of the applications, El Camino Hospital utilizes Glowpoint’s Telepresence interExchange Network (TEN) service for secure, high-quality network connectivity to provide patients with remote access to as many as 14 expert opinions. In addition to enabling more diagnosis options, the service also reduces travel costs for doctors and patients while increasing the overall quality of patient care.


“Since establishing the Glowpoint video-conferencing connection with City of Hope, a cancer institute more

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REDCOM Signs PacStar as Integrator and Reseller for Military Market

REDCOM Signs PacStar as Integrator and Reseller for Military Market


Victor, N.Y. and Portland, Ore. (October 19, 2009)—REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with PacStarâ„¢, a technology-based provider of communications solutions to the military and government, to integrate as well as resell REDCOM’s HDX and SLICE® switching systems in order to better meet the needs of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) customers.


“Our DoD customers require JITC-certified solutions that enable seamless VoIP and TDM interoperability and provide advanced VoIP and TDM Call Management capabilities combined in a single platform,” said Charlie Kawasaki, Chief Technical Officer, PacStar. “Integrated into the PacStar 6000-series, the REDCOM HDX and SLICE deliver truly interoperable TDM communications that don’t hinder mission flexibility and enable U.S. and coalition military users to take advantage of DVX and SMEO capabilities.”

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ZTE Opens LTE Laboratory in North America

Richardson, TX-based Lab Tests CDMA/LTE Dual-Mode Platform; Showcases ZTE’s Global LTE Technology Leadership


Richardson, TX - October 19, 2009 – ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today announced that it has opened an LTE (Long Term Evolution) testing laboratory at its U.S. headquarters in Richardson, Texas. In the lab, ZTE will demonstrate and test its dual-mode CDMA/LTE platform, which enables carriers to lay the foundation for the delivery of LTE services in the U.S. Using the platform, ZTE can demonstrate an FTP downloading rate up to 52 Mbps at 10 MHz bandwidth and conduct CDMA voice service and LTE HD (High Definition) video demonstrations simultaneously.

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