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Motorola acquires digital rights firm SecureMedia

Motorola Strengthens IP Video Portfolio With Strategic Acquisition


SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Jan. 7 — Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of SecureM, LLC and its wholly owned subsidiaries, together operating as SecureMedia®, a developer of software-based digital rights management (DRM) and security systems for IP video distribution and management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Q1 2010. SecureMedia will now become part of Motorola’s Home & Networks Mobility business. more…

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NTIA Plays Matchmaker for Broadband Stimulus Applicants

COMMERCE DEPARTMENT’S NTIA AND USDA’S RUS ANNOUNCE ONLINE TOOL FOR PROSPECTIVE BROADBAND STIMULUS APPLICANTS


“BroadbandMatch” Intended to Help Prospective Applicants for Recovery Act Funding Find Broadband Project Partners


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 7, 2010


NTIA Media Contact: USDA Media Contact:

Jessica Schafer Bartel Kendrick

202-482-5670 202-379-8400


WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today announced the launch of BroadbandMatch, a new online tool to facilitate partnerships among prospective applicants to the agencies’ broadband grant and loan programs. The programs, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are intended to expand broadband access and adoption in America, helping to bridge the digital divide, create jobs, and stimulate long-term economic growth. more…

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Sprint extends $50 Boost service to CDMA

BOOST MOBILE TO OFFER HANDSETS ON NATIONWIDE SPRINT NETWORK WITH ‘MONTHLY UNLIMITED’ PREPAID PLAN


Sprint CDMA—Available January 13—and Nextel iDEN Network Powerhouse Combination Enhances Boost Mobile Phone Portfolio and Coverage to Serve over 274 Million Customers Nationwide


IRVINE, Calif. – Furthering its commitment to offer value and simplicity in no contract wireless services, today Boost Mobile®, part of the Sprint Prepaid Group, announced its popular $50 ‘Monthly Unlimited’ plan will be available on January 13, 2010 on the Nationwide Sprint CDMA Network reaching more than 274 million people. By late January, Boost Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of three new CDMA handsets that include Kyocera’s Sanyo Mirroâ„¢ SCP3810 and Sanyo Incognitoâ„¢ SCP6760, along with Boost Mobile’s first smartphone, the BlackBerry® Curveâ„¢ 8330 from Research In Motion (RIM) available on a new $60 ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ plan. more…

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Arctic Slope Telephone Selects REDCOM HDX Switching Systems to Serve Rural Alaska Communities

Victor, NY (January 6, 2010) — REDCOM Laboratories Inc., a company that designs and manufactures the world’s most reliable digital and IP-enabled telecommunications systems, announced today that Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC) has selected three REDCOM HDX switches for installation at three separate sites in the upper reaches of Alaska.


Located above the Arctic Circle, ASTAC’s rural co-op service area in Alaska’s North Slope region is vast, encompassing 92,000 square miles of brutally cold and inhospitable terrain. To provide advanced, next-generation telecommunications services to Kaktovik, Point Lay, and Wainwright, ASTAC needed powerful, next-generation Class 4/5 softswitches that were extremely reliable, low maintenance, and low power given the difficulty with servicing telecom equipment in that environment. Two other ASTAC sites – Anaktuvuk Pass and Nuiqsut – have previously installed REDCOM HDX systems.


ASTAC selected the HDX with TRANSip®, a Carrier-Class softswitch based on the industry-standard Session Initiation more…

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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 world´s 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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