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Sling Media unveils new gear at CES

Sling Media Unveils Suite of New OEM Products at CES 2010


Innovative New Placeshifting Products Improve Time to Market, Simplify Installation for Television Service Providers


LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwire - 01/06/10) - CES — Sling Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS - News), today unveiled four products as part of an expanded strategy targeted at television service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers. Leveraging the award-winning technology in its core Slingbox� product, Sling Media has created elegant, easy-to-install new products that deliver video placeshifting, allowing anyone to enjoy their video around their home or around the world.


New Sling Media OEM Products Unveiled at CES 2010:


— Slingbox 700U

— Sling Receiver 300

— Sling Monitor 150

— Sling Touch Control 100 more

Taoglas Launches First Flexible Circuit Loop Antennas for Healthcare M2M Market


Taoglas Designs Smart Antenna Technology Suited to Devices Used Close To or On the Body


Chula Vista, CA January 5, 2010 Taoglas, the leading M2M antenna provider, (www.taoglas.com) today announced that it has launched the first flexible circuit loop antenna, which can deliver over 40% efficiency in healthcare monitoring devices. The FLA.01 antenna is a penta-band cellular antenna that is embedded inside medical devices and can achieve high performance, particularly with customization. The technology can be applied to any frequency including licence free bands such as 433MHz, 868MHz, 915MHz, 2.4GHz and higher. With the FLA antenna, medical device designers can ensure their devices now achieve reliable, consistent wireless connections for transmitting patient data and also meet healthcare industry tests.


The FLA flexible circuit antenna is particularly suited to the healthcare market because it can conform to any shape or size, a mechanical more

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Telmar Network Technology Names VP for Global HR

Mark MitfordMark Mitford named VP of Human Resources for Telmar Network Technology and will oversee global organizational and leadership development

PLANO, Texas, January 5, 2010 Telmar Network Technology has appointed Mark Mitford its Vice President of Human Resources to oversee global organizational and leadership development as well as employee engagement for its facilities around the world.

Prior to joining Telmar, Mitford was Director of Human Resources at Safeco Insurance/Liberty Mutual Group. He has 20 years of human resources experience, at companies including Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Marconi Communications, Texas Instruments, and PepsiCo.

Mark Mitford is a valuable addition to the Telmar team, said Steve Pickett, president and CEO of Telmar Network Technology. We have had significant growth both in the U.S. and around the world, and Mark’s experience at developing talent will be incredibly important to our organization as we continue to more

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Net Insight receives order for

30 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden - Net Insight, leading developer of efficient and scalable optical transport


solutions for media, IP and broadcast networks, today announced that its Nimbra platform has been selected by a media network operator for a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


Net Insight and the Nimbra platform has been selected by the media network operator who will build a new Digital Terrestrial TV distribution network in Europe.


The Nimbra platform is a versatile transport solution with several matchless features for DTT networks. The solution will provide scalable multicast capabilities and incorporate Net Insight’s unique Time Transfer feature for GPS-free time synchronization.


About Net Insight

Net Insight delivers the worlds most efficient and scalable optical transport solution for Broadcast and Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.


Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality more

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Net Insight to supply backbone network for cable TV distribution in an African country

29 December 2009 Stockholm, Sweden Net Insight, a leading provider of efficient optical transport solutions for media, broadcast and IP networks has received an order to deliver the Nimbra platform for a cable TV distribution network in Africa.


A national telecom operator in an African country is deploying a cable TV distribution network. The network shall initially multicast IP TV services between 15 regional sites and carry regionally inserted native video content with 100% Quality of Service.


Net Insight will provide the CATV backbone network where the central headend is implemented using multiple Nimbra 680 high-capacity switches and all local distribution sites are served by Nimbra 360 nodes.


Net Insights Nimbra product family makes up the world’s most efficient and scalable media-rich transport solution. Encompassing a full range of multiservice transport equipment, the Nimbra platform enables Broadcast, IP Media, TV Distribution and Broadband TV networks to more

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ETC Deploys Ciena’s CN 4200 to Expand Network Capacity and Resiliency

Upgrade to network backbone enables Georgia-based service provider to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet services to business customers with ability to scale capacity and offer multiple services in the future


LINTHICUM, Md. January 5, 2009 Ciena Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that ETC, a communications company serving residential and business customers in north Georgia, has deployed the CN 4200 FlexSelect Advanced Services Platform to upgrade its backbone network with additional capacity, optical protection switching for resiliency against accidental fiber cuts and the ability to offer SONET, Ethernet, storage and digital video services via programmable ports.


ETC delivers a diverse portfolio of residential and business services, including broadband, cable TV, telephone, wireless phone and security systems. With the overall volume of network traffic increasing and business customers eager for higher bandwidth services, ETC’s existing OC-48 SONET network was nearing its capacity more

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Verizon Offers Mobile Broadband Backup to SMBs

Verizon Adds Mobile Broadband Backup for Dedicated Internet Service to Keep Small and Medium-Sized Businesses Online All the Time


High-Performance Internet Access Automatically Routes to Verizon Wireless 3G Network for Uninterrupted Business Operations


NEW YORK, Jan. 5 — Small and medium-sized businesses now can get Verizon (NYSE:VZ) high-performance Internet access coupled with automatic wireless broadband backup to help ensure the businesses are always available to their customers. The new solution — Verizon Internet Dedicated Access with Mobile Broadband — automatically routes business traffic to the Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO broadband wireless network in the event of a service disruption.


The new solution, which is immediately available nationwide, is ideal for businesses that have highly distributed locations and primarily use IDA for outbound critical traffic, Web research or point-of-sale transactions. more

Wavesat, 4G Chipsets Leader, Names VP Business Development

Wavesat Names Anil Barot as New Vice President Business Development


Former Senior Executive for Motorola, with 20+ Years Wireless Industry Experience,

Will Help Company Expand Presence in 4G Markets such as LTE and WiMAX


San Mateo, CA January 4, 2010 Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Anil Barot has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Barot will oversee sales and marketing efforts with 4G service providers, end user device manufacturers and channel partners around the globe and will work closely with Wavesat’s engineering and product development teams.


At Motorola, Mr. Barot served in numerous leadership roles, including Global Product Management, Business Development and Product Strategy for Wireless Broadband Access Technologies (LTE & WiMAX). Immediately prior to joining Wavesat, he held the position of Senior Director of Motorola’s Broadband Strategy more

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Optical Networking News — “MSA” Announced for Athermal AWGs

Leading Companies Announce Enhancements to MSA Standard For Athermal Arrayed Waveguide Grating Modules


Tokyo, San Jose January 4, 2010 - NEL, Hitachi Cable, Gemfire, Furukawa Electric, JDSU and NeoPhotonics, leading companies in the planar lightwave circuit (PLC) passive components industry, today announced an enhanced Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that provides a standardized form factor for Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Modules with an athermal configuration.


Athermal AWGs provide multiplexing and demultiplexing for DWDM optical equipment through a common interface. The athermal design compensates for temperature passively and requires no electrical power, reducing overall system power requirements.


The MSA enables equipment manufacturers to choose from multiple suppliers for the standardized product, helping to reduce lead times and cost. Version 3.0 of the MSA has been published and contains descriptions of the standard, small form factor and athermal AWG packages. For more information, please see the AWG MSA more

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Zhone Names Telecommunications Leader Brian Caskey as CMO

Oakland, CA January 4, 2010 Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in network access solutions announced today that Brian Caskey has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer effective immediately. Caskey brings a 25 year track record in global marketing, product strategy, business development and global branding to Zhone where he will oversee all aspects of worldwide marketing.


Prior to joining Zhone, Caskey served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for UTStarcom where he was instrumental in growing the IPTV and NGN business. There, he spearheaded a company-wide global rebranding campaign, launched multiple new product lines and lead strategic sales initiatives that resulted in top-line revenue growth while increasing gross margins. Caskey’s accomplishments included critical innovations in IPTV marketing and awareness that resulted in industry leading deployments in both India and China.


Prior to UTStarcom, Caskey worked for 3Com Corporation where he was responsible more

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