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Mobile World Conference 2017: Soracom launches IoT connectivity services in Europe

BARCELONA, Mar-2-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Soracom announced this week at Mobile World Conference its launch of IoT connectivity services in Europe and confirmed commitment to growing IoT by eliminating the barriers related to security, price, speed-to-value and scalability that currently limit IoT development.

The Internet of things offers endless possibilities. With IoT adoption growing quickly, developers are finding that security and scalability remain key challenges. For start-ups and developers, typical enterprise-grade solutions are out of reach, and more affordable solutions often lack crucial security features.

“We offer low start-up costs, no binding contracts and a flexible pay-as-you-go model for every use case, from garage-level prototyping to massive industrial deployments,” said Parag Mittal, Chief Commercial Officer of Soracom. “We need a sustainable Internet of Things. A smart meter that consumes lot of power for onboard encryption and data transmission to the cloud is not that smart. By reducing power and data consumption on the device side, and delivering a private network as a service for everyone, we ensure a secure, scalable, sustainable ecosystem for IoT.”

“Soracom aims to use its platform to contribute to the overall growth of the IoT industry,” said Ken Tamagawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sorcom. “Current IoT connectivity providers do not really offer secure and swift delivery of services that are affordable and available for everyone in a democratized way. Connecting devices to the internet or the cloud is the easy part. Securing devices and data is the most critical. If it’s on the public internet, it’s hackable. Our customers connect their devices directly to the cloud, using a private network provided by Soracom instead of public internet.”

Widely recognized as one of Japan’s leading IoT technology providers, Soracom uses a unique approach and architecture to provide secure data transfer at lower costs for its global customers and brings this technology to users across all industries. Canon, Konica MinoltaSafecast, Komatsu, Omniflow, and Enerbrain are just a few among the 5,000 clients Soracom connects today.

Soracom’s SIM cards are tailored for IoT devices and can be managed through APIs and a web console that allow convenient, real-time activation/deactivation of SIMs, traffic monitoring, network configuration and visualization, storage and management of data, and many more detailed operations.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Inovar Announces the Availability of its Portfolio of Mobile Solutions on Virtualized Environments

BARCELONA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — An industry leader for over 20 years in delivering innovative and differentiated solutions to help mobile operators grow through seamless convergence, Inovar is excited to announce the availability of its entire portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments. Inovar’s success in testing its suite of modular mobile solutions on HPE’s Virtualized NonStop promises mobile operators seeking to take advantage of the many benefits of virtualization, more flexible business models as well as a rich portfolio of proven solutions designed to enhance revenue and maximize agility and growth.

Inovar’s new virtualized service offerings will help mobile operators proactively respond to immediate challenges they are facing today—adjusting quickly to the growing and rapidly changing ranges of customer needs, and determining how best to adapt their network architecture to preserve existing revenue and grow in the new digital era. With this new virtualized portfolio, operators can transition modularly to virtualization and benefit from faster time-to-market for services, accelerated new services enablement, greater agility, and lower acquisition and operating costs.

Inovar’s successful demonstration of how the technology can work together with different systems, including commercial, off-the-shelf systems, ensure Inovar customers will have a variety of options available, complementing strategic network roadmaps for those mobile operators looking to embrace hybrid, converged and/or hyper-converged architectures moving forward.

In today’s “now” environment where downtime is not an option, Inovar’s virtualized suite of mobile solutions only enhances the security, reliability, and scalability mobile operators have enjoyed in the past and need for continued growth moving forward. “Inovar is excited about offering our portfolio of mobile solutions on virtualized environments,” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar stated. “Our goal is to empower customers by offering an array of business models so they reap the benefits of virtualization and get the most out of their core investments, without sacrificing availability and performance.”

“Our joint solution with Inovar, based on HPE Intelligent Network Server (HPE INS) that enables customers to rapidly deploy new telecommunications services, is now enriched with a virtualized NonStop deployment option running on any COTS (commercial off the shelf) hardware. HPE is excited about the business opportunities created by this combination with Inovar. The HPE Virtualized NonStop deployment option will help lower initial costs and create more flexible business models for both companies without sacrificing vital NonStop functionality desired by our customers.” Randy Meyer, VP & GM, Mission Critical Segment Solutions, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about Inovar’s latest solutions deployed on virtualized environments, its cloud offerings, and/or its new flexible business models, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

Sena Technologies a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application #RideConnected

IRVINE, Californie, États-Unis, 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., leader mondial en matière d’innovation Bluetooth pour les sports mécaniques et les sports de plein air, a annoncé aujourd’hui la sortie de l’application RideConnected. Cette nouvelle application pour moto permettra aux utilisateurs d’interagir avec plusieurs motards dans le monde entier au moyen de leur casque Bluetooth Sena. Ils pourront désormais communiquer avec un nombre de motards encore jamais atteint.

L’application de communication pour moto RideConnected, conçue pour fonctionner aussi bien sous iOS qu’Android, sera disponible gratuitement sur iTunes et Google Play. Finies, les limites géographiques : les motards pourront communiquer avec un nombre quasi illimité de compagnons, où qu’ils se trouvent, tant qu’ils se situent dans la zone de couverture LTE de leur opérateur mobile. Compatible avec tous les casques Bluetooth Sena, elle offre aux motards une liberté maximale. Tant que l’utilisateur est connecté à un réseau Wi-Fi ou mobile, il peut communiquer avec un grand nombre de compagnons, quelle que soit la distance.

L’utilisateur peut créer son profil personnel et utiliser les différentes fonctionnalités de l’application RideConnected en toute simplicité. Il peut créer facilement des équipes et inviter des amis à créer leur profil sur l’application en leur envoyant un SMS, en utilisant la fonction GPS ou en leur envoyant un code unique à quatre chiffres. Les utilisateurs peuvent également utiliser les commandes vocales existantes de leur casque Bluetooth 4.1 Sena pour faire fonctionner l’application.

Cette application est le premier des nombreux avantages réservés et conçus spécialement pour les utilisateurs Sena. En effet, Sena cherche constamment à proposer de nouveaux avantages à sa communauté fidèle de motards et à améliorer les fonctions de communication et de connectivité de ses produits. L’application de communication pour moto et vélo RideConnected résout les situations de communication difficiles sur la route. Les motards ne sont plus limités par la distance ou le nombre de connexions tant qu’ils bénéficient d’une couverture cellulaire pour communiquer.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Sena Technologies gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt

IRVINE, Kalifornien., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., der weltweite Innovationsführer im Bereich der Bluetooth-Technologie für den Motor-, Action- und Outdoor-Sportbereich, gab heute die Einführung der RideConnected App bekannt. Die neue RideConnected App verbindet Motorradfahrer in aller Welt über ihre Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena. Benutzer können über die RideConnected App und jedes Bluetooth-Headset von Sena Verbindungen zu mehr Fahrern als je zuvor herstellen.

Die RideConnected App für die Kommunikation unter Motorradfahrern ist für iOS- und Android-Smartphones kostenlos bei iTunes und Google Play erhältlich. Der Kommunikation sind damit keine Grenzen mehr gesetzt. Motorradfahrer können sich mit technisch unendlich vielen Fahrern an jedem beliebigen Ort der Welt verbinden, solange die Gesprächspartner mit dem LTE (4G)-Netz ihres Mobilfunkanbieters verbunden sind. Die RideConnected App ist mit allen Bluetooth-Headsets von Sena kompatibel und gibt Ihnen mehr Freiheit als je zuvor. Solange Sie mit einem WLAN oder Mobilfunknetz verbunden sind, können Sie über beliebige Entfernungen und mit beliebig viel Fahrern kommunizieren.

Richten Sie Ihr persönliches Profil ein und schon navigieren Sie mühelos durch die Funktionen der RideConnected App. Sie können im Handumdrehen unterschiedliche Teams erstellen und per SMS, GPS oder durch die Übermittlung Ihres individuell vierstelligen Codes Freunde einladen und ihre eigenen Profile in der App erstellen. Benutzer können die RideConnected App auch über die vertrauten Sprachansagen ihrer Sena Bluetooth 4.1-Headsets bedienen.

Die App ist der erste vieler zusätzlicher Vorteile und App´s speziell für Nutzer von Sena. Sena arbeitet stets an der Entwicklung neuer Vorteile für die Motorradfahrer-Community und optimiert Kommunikation und Konnektivität. Mit der RideConnected App für Motorrad- und Radfahrer leistet Sena Abhilfe bei Kommunikationslücken auf allen Fahrten. Fahrer sind nicht länger an bestimmte Entfernungen oder Anzahlen von Verbindungen (Gruppengröße) gebunden. Solange Sie im Mobilfunknetz sind sind Sie erreichbar!

Da ab Januar 2017 die Roaminggebühren in Europa wegfallen ist die RideConnected App grenzenlos nutzbar.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Motorcycle riding app to connect multiple riders across the globe through Bluetooth headsets

IRVINE, Calif., 11-Jan-2017 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Sena Technologies, Inc., the global leader in Bluetooth innovation for the motorsports, action sports and outdoor sports lifestyles, has announced today the release of the RideConnected App. The RideConnected App for motorcycle riding will connect multiple riders across the globe through their Sena Bluetooth headsets. Riders may now connect with more riders than ever before through any Sena Bluetooth headset with the RideConnected App.

The RideConnected motorcycle communication App, created for both iOS and Android phones, will be available for free in the iTunes and Google Play Stores. Not only will riders no longer be limited by range, the amount intercom connections between riders are virtually limitless when within LTE range of their mobile carrier. Compatible with all Sena Bluetooth headsets, the RideConnected App offers more freedom than ever. As long as you are connected to WiFi, or a mobile network, you may now communicate over any distance, and with multiple riders.

Set up your own personal profile and navigate through the features of the RideConnected App with ease. Simply create different teams, and invite friends to create their own profile on the App through SMS message, GPS, or by providing them with your unique four-digit code. Users may also use the existing voice prompts of their Sena Bluetooth 4.1 headsets to operate the RideConnected App.

The App will be the first of many added benefits designed for Sena users. Sena is always looking for ways to benefit its loyal community of riders, and improve upon communication and connectivity. The RideConnected App for motorcycle and cycling communication is Sena’s solution to sticky communication situations while on the road.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Rockstart’s 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program now opened

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Amsterdam, NL, 05-Dec-2016 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Rockstart, the world’s greatest startup machine, announces applications are open for the 6th Web & Mobile Accelerator program. The program begins on March 1, 2017 and lasts for 150 days. Rockstart supports entrepreneurs with a strong purpose by connecting them with the brightest minds in the industry, including experienced mentors, successful founders, and investors.

Program Director Rutger van Waveren remarks, “When considering founders for the Accelerator, we look for a great team with a well built product that focuses on a problem worth solving. In particular, this year we’re looking for startups who are working to solve big problems under the banner of technology that lets us live meaningful lives: sharing economy, new financial services, productivity tools, making education better, and tools that make software development more efficient and accessible. We’re also interested in ideas to enable the company of the future such as tools that make companies more effective and efficient, creating better logistics systems, 3D printing and computer security. Teams should be able to make use of the latest technologies such as AI, blockchain technology and sensors.”

WEB & MOBILE ALUMNI
Rockstart Web & Mobile startups like 3D Hubs, Peerby, Wercker, Deskbookers and many more have created successful businesses across a variety of B2C and B2B categories. 2016 graduates include Otly!, a bank for kids and their parents and winner of the UberPitch award, which led to funding by Uber. TIQ, a time-tracking solution for the enterprise, won the Exact Software Emerging App of the Year award and was mentioned by the Financieele Dagblad and Lawyer magazine as one of the best startups in the area of legal tech. Surance helps people get more out of their savings by making professional asset management easy and accessible for everybody. Two leading financial institutions have chosen Surance as their exclusive provider for robo-advice technology. To learn more about all the alumni of the Web & Mobile program, please check our website.

HOW TO APPLY
Rockstart’s 2017 Web & Mobile Accelerator will be accepting applications until January 15, 2017 and the program begins March 1, 2017 in the center of Amsterdam. For more information, please take a look at our stats.

Ready to go? Apply now!

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Inovar to present Vertical Convergence and SME Business Manager at the 6th annual Zain Technology Conference

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“Moving Forward” in strategy execution is primary focus of this year’s Zain Technology Conference.

Amman, 5-Dec-2016 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Inovar, a premier provider of differentiated and modular mobile solutions, will be discussing Vertical Convergence and showcasing SME Business Manager, one of the latest additions to the industry leader’s portfolio of innovative mobile solutions, as well as the company’s entire portfolio of mobile solutions. Inovar’s strategy for the past 20 years has been to provide dynamic, feature-rich mobile solutions that are easy to implement and easy to use, helping mobile operators capitalize on existing network revenue streams while moving forward into the new digital space seamlessly by converging new and existing technologies, enhancing user experiences, and increasing customer loyalty.

“Inovar is excited to return as a participant and reconnect and meet with Zain Opcos and potential partners at this year’s Zain Technology Conference” Arshad Syed, CEO of Inovar, stated. “Our mission has always been to help our customers and partners thrive by providing customized solutions designed to help mobile operators grow new and existing revenue through seamless convergence.”

Zain Group CEO, Scott Gegenheimer said, “We operate in a highly competitive industry, where the margin between success and failure is very thin. We are required to push ourselves constantly, and together with trusted partners we devise new operating models to deliver the best quality service to customers. This is why events such as ZTC are so important in aligning Zain’s ambitions to become a digital lifestyle provider of choice with our technology partners’ roadmaps and expectations.”

With Inovar solutions, mobile operators have the ability to enhance user experiences and add value with ease through personalized service combinations and robust mobile apps to offer customers with a truly digital experience and rich data analytics across multiple market segments.

Inovar, founded in 1996, and based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of mobile solutions for mobile network operators worldwide. For more information about SME Business Manager or about Inovar’s entire suite of proven and valuable solutions, visit www.inovar.com, email marketing@inovar.com, or call +1.972.664.0711.

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WorldSIM launches a new international SIM card that ends roaming charges for travellers worldwide

LONDON, March 24, 2016 — /EPR TELECOM NEWS/ — Finally the extortionate roaming charges travellers face when they go abroad has become a thing of the past. Roaming experts, WorldSIM have launched a new smart international SIM card that allows international travellers to pay the same rates as locals when they travel overseas. Importantly, users can also roam on their existing number with the use of WorldSIM’s virtual phone number service.

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In Canada and Mexico, a call back to the US is just 22 cents and it’s free to receive calls. What’s really impressive is that WorldSIM offers international travellers going further afield very low rates as well. In Europe data rates start from 15 cents per MB and so do calls. Incoming calls are free in 95 of the most popular international destinations. The service remains a prepaid service and no subscriptions are required. Just recharge when you need more credit.

The new WorldSIM international sim card also offers roaming in more destinations than most operators worldwide. With their new release sim card, 25 new roaming destinations have been added bringing the total to 195 roaming countries. This means travellers can now stay connected for less in more exotic locations like Belize and the Bolivia.

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Very soon, WorldSIM will also be launching global bundles, in many destinations travellers will be able to get 1GB of data and unlimited calls for just $30.

This new travel SIM card offers billing in multiple currencies and the technology has been improved to allow the sim to connect automatically to the operators with the best rates and coverage. The roaming SIM works in any unlocked handset and comes triple punched so it fits into all cell phones and tablets.

Arif Reza, CEO at WorldSIM commented “The technology inside our new SIM card is more advanced than ever giving users a simple solution that makes a big difference. With our new line of smart watch phones and WiFi devices you don’t even need to switch SIM cards when you travel.”

With the vacation season approaching thousands of travellers will be hit with unexpected roaming bills and they aren’t the only ones that suffer. Small businesses pay on average $252 per device for bill shock, while larger companies pay up to $395 per device*.

Find out more about WorldSIM at www.worldsim.com
*According to a survey by Wondera.

Contact-Details:
Andrea Crome
WorldSIM
2 Spring Villa Road
London
www.worldsim.com

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MDM of Steel – Reclaim Control of Corporate Email on Android!

3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System, announces the launch of 3CX Mobile Device Manager version 6.3 which provides unparalleled Android manageability by allowing administrators to remotely configure corporate email, and retain control of the sensitive stored attachments and emails. 3CX DroidDesktop has also been integrated, providing administrators the ability to remote control Android smartphones and tablets.

“Up until now, Android has lacked the management features to control and secure email. Hampered by Android’s inability to manage corporate email, that mantle has traditionally fallen to Blackberry. With 3CX Mobile Device Manager 6.3, businesses can have peace of mind as they can securely and efficiently deploy corporate email as well as delete emails and attachments from Android devices at any point”, said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO.

Secure & Manage Corporate Email and Attachments

3CX Mobile Device Manager incorporates the most popular commercial Android email client – AquaMail, allowing administrators to remotely configure corporate email and retain control of stored attachments and mail.The stock Android email app is very limited, whereas AquaMail provides administrators with full control over corporate email, without affecting the user’s personal emails. Companies can now delete all corporate emails as well as the attachments that are stored on the device when an employee leaves the company. 3CX Mobile Device Manager provides Enterprise-style features for SMBs at a fraction of the cost and administration effort!

Remote Control of Android Phones

3CX Mobile Device Manager has integrated the popular 3CX DroidDesktop Android app, which gives the user remote file management access, allowing them to download and upload files from their mobile device to their computer and vice versa. Stored files on the device can be previewed and the user can use the Delete, Create, Copy and Paste actions for files and folders. This is an excellent feature when administrators need to manage the user’s storage space on their devices as they can easily move or delete unnecessary files quickly without interrupting the user.Remote shell access allows the administrator to use commands to access the Android’s inner workings and is especially useful for developers as it allows them to fix devices remotely. Administrators can also view the device system logs keeping a close eye on what actions the device and applications are running, which is very useful for debugging or tracing the source of problems.

Try 3CX Mobile Device Manager for Free with a 5 Device Account

Experience all the features of 3CX Mobile Device Manager by signing up for a FREE 5 device account! Signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Read the step by step guide on how to get started and the 3CX Mobile Device Manager user manual. The 3CX MDM pricing can be seen here. Visit the 3CX Mobile Device Management website at www.MobileDeviceManager.com and find us on Facebook.

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About 3CX (www.3cx.com)
3CX is the developer of the 3CX Phone System, an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. The 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT.

3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper. 3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Visit us at: http://www.3cx.com, and on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/3CXPhoneSystem.

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Conference Call Provider Releases New YouTube to Showcase their No VoIP Service

The ability to conference call is integral to many businesses, regardless of their size. Buzz Conferencing provides services for a variety of organisations, from small one person businesses to SMEs, charities, Government Departments, major corporations and churches. Although the company is based within the United Kingdom, Buzz Conferencing caters for clients throughout the world.

Buzz Conferencing’s global customer base is why they have launched their brand new promotional video on the world’s second biggest search engine – YouTube.com. “We are so excited to show everyone our new video” says Pete Bennet, CEO of Buzz Conferencing, “It was important to us that the video clearly explained what it is we do and what makes us unique to the many other audio conferencing providers out there. I think the final video showcases this really well.”

Their finished video is a stylish animation that explains to the viewer the benefits of audio conferencing, the downsides associated with some conference services, and how Buzz Conferencing avoids these pitfalls to make their high quality conference call service the most reliable. The key to their reliable service is that they don’t use the cheap VoIP lines that many other service providers do.

VoIP stands for Voice Over IP and works in a similar way to Skype. VoIP is where a voice is turned into data that is then sent across the globe via a public network on the Internet. “VoIP can be extremely unreliable – especially during busy periods when the world and her dog are trying to access the public network. VoIP causes a lot of frustration for businesses who are trying to communicate, so our calls are done differently.” Explains Pete.

Buzz Conferencing uses high quality telco-grade phone lines for all of their audio conferencing. They use the same equipment and telephone lines as the major telephone companies, which means that they can guarantee high line quality and industrial-strength reliability all year round, even at the busiest times. “The service we provide is fully supported and 100% professional – so much so that we’re trusted by Government Departments and large corporations.” says Pete.

As Buzz Conferencing’s YouTube video says, “Our high quality doesn’t mean high price”, as 95% of their current customers switched to their service to save money. “We offer a full free trial so that anyone can see for themselves how easy, reliable and professional our conference call service is.” says Pete.

Buzz Conferencing provides a wealth of features to support and enhance their audio conferencing service. They provide free secure recordings of conference calls, free powerful in-conference controls, free international access, free bespoke configuration and unlimited personal support. “Many of our customers come to us for our old fashioned approach to customer support.” explains Pete. “All of our support lines are based within the UK, so we won’t forward our customers calls halfway around the world before they can talk to the person they need. We offer free and unlimited telephone support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Friends Reunited launches mobile app to help save memories

Friends Reunited has launched a new mobile app to help people turn their old photos, tickets, letters and memorabilia into lasting memories. ‘My Keepsafe’ is available now, and for free, on Android and iPhones.

The new app allows Friends Reunited members to easily upload photos from their mobile phone to their Friends Reunited Keepsafe, which stores the memories privately and safely online. The Keepsafe contains uploaded photos, or any memories ‘kept’ on the Friends Reunited site, so users can now keep up with comments and conversations around these photos, wherever they are. The new app also gives people the ability to share those ‘Remember when’ moments happening around them, such as discovering a pack of Sherbet Dib Dabs in a local shop, or a picture from a reunited band’s comeback gig.

The app’s camera and editing tools make it simple to quickly digitise old photos and upload them privately, with just a couple of clicks. Once a photo is uploaded, it can be shared via Facebook, Twitter and email from directly within the app. It can also be shared with the thousands of memory boxes already created on Friends Reunited, or form the start of a brand new nostalgic collection.

Matt Bushby, Head of Friends Reunited commented: “Our members have shown a real desire for a quick and straightforward way to get their most precious memories online. The ‘My Keepsafe’ app was created to make this really easy; with inbuilt functionality to scan, edit and share memories from old albums and shoeboxes, or simply to upload photos saved on mobile phones.

“Since launch, we’ve seen members add thousands of photos to their own personal keepsafe boxes, covering anything from favourite sporting memories to the more intimate and personal family memories. As the home of the nation’s memories, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to share these amazing moments with the friends and family that really matter.”

Members can upload their memories with the peace of mind that they can easily control their privacy settings. The site allows people to store their most personal memories completely privately or choose to share those memories with a select few. In addition to the new app, the full Friends Reunited experience is available on mobile devices, allowing users to keep up with their favourite memory boxes, on the go.

Friends Reunited was launched in 2000 as the first UK social network. The phenomenon then spawned sister sites Genes Reunited and Friends Reunited Dating, in 2003, the Group was bought by ITV in 2005 and the social networking site went free in 2008. In March 2010 online publishing and technology group brightsolid purchased the Friends Reunited Group from ITV and has integrated it into its portfolio of pioneering sites where people go to search their past, share their story and connect with people and places. In April 2012 the new site launched to reunite the nation with every blast from their past and as the place to celebrate those ‘Remember when?’ moments.

For more information on the app visit: http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/mobile.

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CompareBroadband.com.au Poll Finds Broadband Connection Important to House Hunters

A new survey carried out by leading broadband comparison site Compare Broadband (comparebroadband.com.au) has found that house hunters consider a reliable, fast home broadband connection to be high on their list of priorities.

The site polled users and found that 78 percent of 300 respondents factor broadband access into the equation when they are looking into renting or buying a new property.

Sarah McDonald, Compare Broadband spokesperson, commented: “We regularly field calls from people who want advice on installing a home broadband connection and we often advise them on the best provider such as SpinTel broadband on the website. Sometimes people find that they have unknowingly moved from a place where they had access to fast a range of broadband plans to a place where they have no broadband choices at all.”

“We’re able to advise people on mobile broadband packages in these cases, but for someone self-employed working from home for example it can be a problem. They prefer solid, reliable connectivity.”

As the National Broadband Network (NBN) goes on connecting all the regions of Australia, the variance between types of internet connectivity available could well increase. Some places will receive speeds of up to 100Mbps and others will remain tied to mobile broadband or basic ADSL.

Specialist comparison websites like Compare Broadband are able to screen regions and addresses for quality of ADSL connection on a preliminary basis – though this is not guarantee of service.

Tips for house hunters
1. An area’s name or reputation does not guarantee quality broadband connection.

2. Speak to previous tenants or occupiers about their own internet connection or provider.

3. Call Compare Broadband on 1300 764 000 or get online to source impartial advice on ISPs

4. Greenfield developments advertised as fibre optic ready can deliver broadband connectivity at speeds of up to 100Mbps.

5. NBN offers a map online to see which areas of the country are in line for next generation broadband rollout.

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Signature Capture from Mobilize – More Efficient Mobile Workforce Management

Electronic signatures work just like a signature on paper, indicating that a person agrees with the content, or confirming that they wrote the message. In the age of e-commerce and mobile workforces digital signatures are incredibly important, but the concept is nothing new. Telegraph signatures were being used in the nineteenth century and faxed signatures were all the rage in the 80s. Today mobile devices are able to capture signatures digitally, and it’s a great development for mobile workers who need to get signatures from customers, partners or clients on the go.

It’s just one of the features offered by MoCo Software Solutions in their Mobilize mobile workforce management system. Moco were established in 1985 as a mobile phone solutions company, and Mobilize is their complete solution for mobile workforce management, offering users access to a range of services including signature capture, job scheduling, timesheet administration, asset management, barcode scanning and a full reporting suite.

Using a mobile workforce management system enables managers to keep a closer eye on remote workers, as the device can even report on signal outages and time changes.

Mobilize was designed to help business improve service levels and reduce cost, and is being used by many different types of organisations who see the value in terms of efficiency and cost-saving. Mobilize takes paper-based processes and integrates them into one, paperless system, improving real time communication and reducing the amount of duplicate work and form-filling for everybody involved.

The division between business and consumer IT applications and devices is shrinking, and an increasing number of people are using personal electronic devices for work, including tablets and smart phones. Mobilize is an ideal way for managers to ensure the security, immediacy and accuracy of data.

MoCo are offering a free one month trial to those who want to try out the Mobilize system. The MoCo Group are experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip clients, with over twenty five years of experience in delivering tailor made software solutions, surpassing client expectations.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit http://www.gomobilize.co.uk.

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Latest DiscountVouchers.co.uk Survey Shows Mobiles Essential Tech Gadgets to Brits

Online voucher codes specialist DiscountVouchers.co.uk has polled its users to uncover what the most popular technological gadget is in the UK today. The money-saving website found that a staggering 88 percent of Brits say they can’t leave the house unless their mobile phone is in their possession.

The voucher codes website conducts research on a regular basis to gauge its users’ views on a wide range of topics. This week the site discovered that Brits are simply unable to function without their mobile phone.

Gerard Doyle, CEO of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, said: “It’s always interesting to find out what our users think about consumer issues, and this time our research focused on tech devices. It was quite amazing to find so many people won’t leave home without their mobiles these days!”

The top ten gadgets are: 1. Mobile phone. 2. MP3 player. 3. e-book. 4. Sat nav. 5. Laptop. 6. Digital Camera. 7. Tablet. 8. Headphones. 9. Nintendo DS. 10. None of these.

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Compare Mobile Plans Supports ACMA Plan for Clarity of Comms Industry Terminology

Australian mobile users can look forward to less confusing mobile industry terminology if industry regulator Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) gets its way. The body has warned ISPs and mobile providers to clear up the various buzzwords they use such as ‘cap’ to help consumers enjoy more clarity of pricing plans.

ACMA is also targeting other industry terms in a bid to make consumers’ lives easier – the regulator wants to see a voluntary code of conduct in place to which ISPs will commit. Other industry terms are on the ACMA hitlist as it seeks to make the sector clearer and simpler for consumers.

‘Unlimited Plans’
Any companies which claim to offer ‘unlimited’ plans now need to clarify what they are supplying to subscribers. Many consumers remain confused about contractual details as small print often contains nuances about what is actually covered in their ‘unlimited’ contract, such as heavy charges for calling 1300 numbers.

ACMA wants all providers to remove the misleading word from promotional materials to help reassure consumers. In recent times some operators have taken steps to do this, including Vodafone removing ‘Infinite’ from plans and Amaysim including 1300 and 1800 numbers in Unlimited plans.

Sarah McDonald, spokesperson for Compare Mobile Plans, says: “We are really pleased to see ACMA taking this step, and it can only benefit consumers and the industry in general. Those providers which promise ‘Unlimited’ plans must deliver on that commitment or remove the term from their plans.”

Cap and Included Value
ACMA is also targeting misuse of the term ‘Cap’ in plans, unless providers are truly promoting plans which genuinely limit subscribers on what amounts they can spend on calls and data usage.

In its recent clarion call ACMA included a demand for providers to issue a ‘unit price’ for two-minute voice calls, unit prices per text and a standard cost for 1MB of data usage.

Flagfall
Visitors to Australia from outside the country regularly find themselves confused by the term ‘Flagfall’, which is linked to call connection charges – something which no longer exists in other western telecoms markets like the USA and Europe.

“There isn’t really any justification any longer for Australian ISPs to be charging for flagfall. This is another area where providers could help both the
industry and subscribers out by getting rid of it,” Sarah McDonald went on.

In recent times fledgling provider Amaysim took a stand and launched a range of no contract SIM only plans for Australian subscribers which don’t include any flagfall charges.

Included data
ACMA is also targeting included data contracts which can mislead consumers, in response to the high levels of smartphone penetration today enjoyed in Australia – the country is at 37% penetration right now.

“While ISPs and operators may find it easy to distinguish between ‘included data’ and ‘excess data’ plans, many consumers remain a bit baffled by them and need more clarity,” Sarah McDonald goes on. “Roaming charges is another area which consumers are still pretty puzzled by and they are fed up of getting charged huge sums simply for travelling – providers must address this.”

Comparing mobile phone plans
The variety of confusing industry terms around can make it hard to source and purchase the right subscription – but websites are here to help. Comparison specialists such as Compare Mobile Plans offer simple ways to calculate your needs and how much you want to spend on voice and data before signing up to a deal. The website carries all the latest offers from providers including Telstra, iPrimus, Westnet, InternodeTPG Internet and many more. Users can also compare the latest handsets and mobile devices on the site.

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Lebara’s Leading Mega Plan Gets Additional Boost Of Free Data

Lebara Mobile, Australia’s leading telecoms operator for migrant communities, has launched its new and improved Mega Plan service, providing unlimited standard calls and SMS in Australia as well as 1GB of mobile internet at no extra cost. As before, the Mega Plan continues to include an amount of call credit for low-cost international calls.

“We believe this new Mega Plan offers the best value package for customers who make both national and international calls, as well as those who access the internet from their phones.” said Warren Hardy, managing director of Lebara Mobile in Australia. “With this offer Lebara Mobile is further bolstering its position as the number one provider of high quality, low cost mobile services for migrant communities in Australia.”

The Mega Plan gives customers 30 days access to unlimited calls to any standard fixed line or mobile number in Australia*, calls to 13xx and 18xx numbers, calls to/from voicemail and standard ‘free call’ numbers. Now with the addition of 1GB of mobile internet included at no extra cost, customers can surf the web, send emails, social network and more from their Android, iPhone or any other data-ready handset. As before, customers will also get $10 included call credit to use for international calls or international SMS, video calls, MMS or any additional data over their included 1GB.

Two other versions of The Mega Plan are also available, and both include unlimited standard calls and SMS, 1GB data and an amount of included call credit. To top-up during their 30-day access, customers can choose between two Mega Recharge values which gives them additional included credit for their extra international call and data needs.

After 30 days, customers can renew their Mega Plan, and any unused call credit will roll over – a feature which most other unlimited packages exclude.

The latest Lebara Mega Plan can be purchased from all Lebara Mobile retail partners including Allphones, Australia Post, 7-Eleven, Coles & Coles Express, Woolworths Supermarkets & Petrol, Dick Smith and independent retailers, or see online for special offers at www.lebara.com.au.

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Help Spot and Avoid a Fake Mobile Phone for WCRD 2012

On World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) 2012, consumers worldwide are reminded that they have the power to make the right choice and avoid fake or knock off mobile phones.

“People can inadvertently purchase a fake or sub-standard phone, through no fault of their own, by trying to find a cheaper price for a phone – especially on the internet,” said Michael Milligan, Secretary General of the Mobile Manufacturers Forum (MMF).

“Everyone wants to be able to buy a product at a good price. But unscrupulous suppliers are exploiting that desire for a bargain to sell products that are not what they claim, or that are just poor quality and perhaps even dangerous. To help consumers identify and avoid these fake or knock-off phones, genuine manufacturers have created the www.spotafakephone.com website.”

Most fake phones are counterfeit copies of genuine handsets, which steal intellectual property such as designs, technologies and trademarks to deliberately deceive consumers. Fake phones are also produced without government approval, safety testing or certification and are sold illegally on the world’s black markets.

“The global black market for fake handsets has grown rapidly over the past few years and is estimated to be in excess of 200 million devices every year,” Mr Milligan said.

“With counterfeiters imitating all facets of a phones appearance, including labeling, design and packaging, it can be hard to spot whether a phone is fake or genuine, so the mobile industry developed this website to help consumers identify fakes and make the right choice.”

“Often it is the sub-standard components, low quality manufacturing and poor performance that impact on consumers after they have already purchased a fake, especially in the area of consumer safety, and usually the consumer has no recourse with the supplier.”

“Another important benefit of buying a genuine phone is that original manufacturers stand behind the quality of their own products and provide important product warranties to consumers should problems arise after purchase.” Mr Milligan said

Consumers can do their part in helping to identify, report and avoid fake or knock off phones by going to: www.spotafakephone.com.

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Mobile Workforce Management Made Simple with a Free Trial from GoMobilize

This increasing mobilisation of the workforce will bring changes to the way we think about mobile workforce management solutions.

The gap between business and consumer IT applications will continue to shrink and virtually everything will become optimised for mobile use, with more and more employees using their own devices for business and pleasure, rather than employer provided hardware.

This change to the use of personal devices (or consumerism) will mean that security will be a very high profile area, as the focus moves from securing a tightly controlled, office based network to multiple employee controlled devices handling sensitive data.

Locking down the network and banning personal devices will only have to effect of eventually reducing security, as employees seek to find ways around the rules, so It departments will have to become more flexible.

Because of this, cloud based solutions will become more and more important and cloud security will be also firmly in the forefront of IT department’s minds.

Business focused social networking – not necessarily social networking as we know it – but specific business applications designed to behave like our favourite social networking sites and primarily used for business rather than leisure functions will become the norm. These would have the advantage of being similar to the social sites employees are already using, making them easy to use and understand, and probably requiring less user training and support.

Smart businesses will take full advantage of existing systems and devices by using easily adaptable solutions like Mobilize from MoCo Software Solutions.

This mobile workforce management system allows users to take advantage of existing mobile phone technology for proof of attendance, paperless form filling and signature capturing and much, much more.

To find out more about the Mobilize free one month trial visit www.gomobilize.co.uk.

Mobilize is a mobile workforce management and data capture system designed to use tried and tested handset or smartphone units. Mobilize is a trading name of MoCo Software Solutions Limited. The MoCo Group are leading experts in bespoke mobile solutions for blue chip customers, with over 25 years’ experience of delivering and exceeding client expectations.

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Shlomi Cohen appointed CEO and President of RayV Technologies

Shlomi Cohen has been appointed CEO and President of RayV Technologies, a leading provider of solutions for Live TV streaming and high-quality VOD content for computers, mobile devices and Web TV over the cloud.

Cohen has extensive experience in senior management positions at various international technology companies. He arrives to RAYV after serving as the President of NICE EMEA. Prior to that, he ran the global sales operation at Nokia Siemens Network in Germany, acting as the head of their Broadband Access Global Sales Division. He also served as senior VP at Siemens Communications, where he was in charge of global sales in various areas of communication for telecom companies.

Shlomi Cohen accepted the challenge put forward to him by the shareholders at RayV: to change the way people around the world watch TV and to create a whole new perception of TV worldwide.

Cohen (47) is expected to lead a number of strategic steps in the near future which are expected to position RayV as a global leader in its field. The company is in the process of finalizing several significant agreements with world renowned telecom and media companies.

Cohen: “RayV has already changed the user experience for millions of TV viewers around the world, who are now able to watch live TV and video on their PC, Mobile, tablets and internet TV. The television arena has become appealing to technology giants like Apple and Google, and RayV brings its unique and groundbreaking technology, protected by more than ten patents, Live TV broadcast and VOD Streaming, with maximum performance and no interruptions. “

“I believe the experience gained in my many years in the telecom industry, combined with a proven experience in leading complex processes with many of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, will help position RayV as a technology leader in its field, with a significant advantage over other technologies in the market today.”

RayV currently oversees a large number of leading video streaming projects for media and telecom companies around the world. It broadcasts more than 200 channels around the world to more than seven million viewers and around 10 billion viewing minutes so far.

One of the company’s most significant projects in recent years has been live broadcasting of two consecutive NBA playoff seasons, outside the U.S.’

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Sophisticated VoIP Service and Provider Hosting

VoIP – the communication system, providing the transmission of voice signals over the Internet or any other IP-based networks. The signal is transmitted over a communication channel in a digital form and, as a rule, before sending the converted (compressed) in order to remove redundancy.

Voice and video calls through computer networks has become popular throughout the world since the beginning of the XXI century and is now widely used by private users and the corporate sector. The use of IP-telephony systems allows telecom operators to significantly reduce the cost of calls (especially international), and integrate telephony services with the Internet, to provide intelligent services.

VoIP technology realizes the problem and solutions that are using technology to implement PSTN will be more difficult or more expensive. Ability to transmit more than one telephone call within the high-speed telephone connection. Therefore, VoIP technology is used as a simple way to add extra phone line at home or office. Secure calls, with a standardized protocol (such as SRTP). Most of the difficulties to enable secure telephone connections to the traditional telephone lines, such as the digitization of the signal, digital signal transmission, have been solved in the framework of the technology VoIP. It is only necessary to produce a signal encryption and authentication for an existing data stream. Location independence. One need only an Internet connection to connect to your ISP VoIP. For example, call center operators with VoIP-phones can work from any office where there is available an effective fast and stable Internet connection. Available integration with other services via the Internet, including video calls, messaging and data during the conversation, audio conferencing, managing address book and receive information about available is to call other subscribers. Additional phone features – such as routing calls, pop, alternative GSM-roaming and implementation of IVR – easier and cheaper to implement and integrate. The fact that a call is in the same data network as the PC user opens the door to many new opportunities. Portability of telephone numbers (English Mobile number portability, MNP and LNP, Eng. Local Number Portability) – a service that allows its users to keep an existing phone number from one mobile operator to another. Ability to transfer phone numbers depends on the laws of the country. Challenges in IP-telephony system is considered the least cost call routing (LCR, Least Cost Routing system), which is based on the fact that checks the destination of each telephone call as soon as it is made within the network that gives the consumer the lowest price. Therefore, VoIP-solutions are also needed to manage the compatibility of mobile numbers of MNP when routing a voice call. In countries without a central database, such as the UK, it is sometimes necessary to send a request to the GSM-network on which network (which operator) owns the cell phone. Because VoIP is beginning to gain momentum in the market companies through the use of system features a minimal cost call routing, you must provide a certain level of reliability in the management of calls. One of the voip services and hostings are www.voipclub.biz and www.dataclub.biz.

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