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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

Envistacom to Demonstrate Fully Integrated Secure Passive Optical Network Solution at BICSI Winter Conference

Envistacom – an expert in the design and engineering of standard and secure Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) networks – has assembled a partnership of industry-leading companies to provide a complete Secure PON solution for enterprise and government customers. The solution will be introduced at the BICSI Winter Conference Jan. 20-24 in Tampa, Fla.

“Our Secure PON solution provides voice, video and data to the desktop at gigabit speed at half the cost of active Ethernet,” said Clint Ashby, Director of Network Solutions at Envistacom.

“In today’s corporate and defense environments, reliable, scalable and secure communication networks are more important than ever,” Clint Ashby said. “Our modular approach offers quick and easy setup and changes to networks and infrastructure, while providing significant savings in both initial capital outlay and ongoing operational expenditures. In addition, PON technology consumes less power and saves on cooling costs and space requirements, making it a smart ‘green’ investment.”

Envistacom specializes in all facets of the network including design, installation, testing, operations and maintenance. The company has teamed with Zhone Technologies and Tellabs to offer high performance, high density optical LAN for the commercial enterprise and government markets. Both solutions deliver state-of-the-art data, voice and video services on one platform, with network infrastructure security provided by Network Integrity Systems. Trusted Systems, provides physical security containers as an affordable, modular alternative to secure datacom room build-outs. The solution comes together with modular interior designs from Commercial Design Services. The entire bundled solution is available through WESCO/CSC, serving as the distributor.

Visit Envistacom at BICSI exhibit booth #532 for a demonstration of fully integrated Secure PON solutions for both industry and government. For more information, visitwww.envistacom.com/SecurePON

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SES selected by TRT Turk to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa

SES (NYSE Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced it has been selected by Turkish public broadcaster, Türkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa.

TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located at 5 degrees east to broadcast its free-to-air digital channel TRT Turk and its radio channel Turkiyenin Sesi Radyosu (TRS) to the region using the satellite’s unique Ka-band uplink capabilities, allowing for flexible operations between Europe and Africa.

With a line-up of almost 500 TV channels and access to nearly 25 million homes across Europe and Africa, SES’ 5 degrees East orbital position provides growth opportunities for broadcasters and offers a wider choice of TV programmes for viewers. SES-5 was launched in July 2012 and complements SES’ successful ASTRA 4A satellite at this orbital position providing additional and extended coverage over South Africa, North Africa, Europe and the Atlantic Ocean.

Norbert Hölzle, Senior Vice President Commercial Europe of SES, said: “We are happy to extend our partnership with TRT Turk and look forward to broadcasting the Turkish channel to new audiences in sub-Saharan Africa where demand for digital TV content is constantly growing. Satellite is the most ideal form of infrastructure to broadcast TV content to a wide audience across large geographical regions.”

Ibrahim Sahin, General Manager of TRT, said: “We rely on SES’ expertise and global satellite fleet to reach important audiences and markets outside of Turkey. We already rely on SES’ prime orbital position 19.2 degrees East to reach our audiences in Western Europe. The use of SES-5 will give us immediate access to sub-Saharan Africa and provide our target audience with premium news, culture and entertainment programs made in Turkey.”

TRT Turk and TSR can be received via 5 degrees East at 12034 H DVB-S 27500 FEC 3/4.

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SES to provide satellite broadband services for parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso

SES (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) has announced its 100% owned affiliate SES Broadband Services will provide satellite broadband services for the parliamentary elections in Burkina Faso.

As part of the agreement with the Independent National Elections Committee (CENI) in Burkina Faso, SES Satellite Broadband Services and its partners Newtec, Access Sat and Unicom will provide satellite equipment and bandwidth to enable connectivity between the 45 electoral district offices, which serve as the hubs for 14,698 polling stations across the country, and the central election office in the capital, Ouagadougou. The system will be used for video conferencing, surveillance, Internet access and fast and secure communication of ballots.

SES Broadband Services will use satellite capacity on an SES satellite located at 5 degrees east and hardware and hub-infrastructure provided by Newtec. Installations of the VSAT terminals are carried out by Access Sat and the video and the LAN network equipment is supplied by Unicom.

“Satellite technology ensures connectivity for the remote sites in Burkina Faso and has the advantage of quick deployment and immediate coverage and availability. The deployed infrastructure can also be available after the electoral process to provide Internet access to schools, public offices and remote villages,” said Patrick Biewer, Managing Director, SES Broadband Services.

“The selected SES technology will facilitate a transparent electoral process, providing rapid and highly reliable data transfers. A series of innovations will also be introduced, including the use of biometrics for the voter registration. The selected satellite VSAT platform gives the advantage of quick deployment for fast transmission of electoral data from remote locations,” said Mr Barthelemy Kéré, President of the CENI.

Advantages of satellite technology include rapid, secure data collection, aggregation, transfer and verification; a stable, sustainable communication system between all the sites resulting in the improved security of the electoral process, plus the legacy of a top-tier communication system which can be re-used or redeployed.

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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.

For more information on the latest online codes and vouchers visit www.discountvouchers.co.uk.

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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Results Are In: Revel Systems’ David and Goliath Story Continues

On January 31, 2012 Revel Systems was officially announced as the winner of the Business iPad App of the Year Award. This weekend at Macworld | iWorld, it was clear early on that the Best Business iPad App awards came down to two remarkable companies: Square, led by Jack Dorsey, and Revel Systems, led by female entrepreneur Lisa Falzone. Both of the nominees were a hit with the crowd, and both were in the payment industry, which is the fastest-moving market for iPad apps. Even though voters were presented with an impressive field of nominees, the battle was clearly dominated by these two competitors.

While competition was fierce between Square and Revel, here’s a breakdown of the vote: First of all, users chose Revel Systems as the most useful business iPad app. Revel was also found to help with a wider array of business functions, with seven to Square’s four. Square was found to have over 100,000 users, while Revel Systems has fewer than 100,000. As far as which offers the simplest user interface, both companies were tied. Finally, users chose Revel Systems as the company with the best customer support.

In the end, Macworld users declared Revel Systems iPad POS the winner. Lisa Falzone, CEO and co-founder of Revel Systems, told iPad Biz Apps today that “Revel is honored to have won such an award, and thanks all of the voters at Macworld | iWorld for voting for them.” A wide range of powerful apps were represented, but Revel’s sophisticated level of functionality and wide range of applications led to its selection as the best iPad business app.

Even though Square has been nominated for a Crunchies award, and has over 100,000 customers, users found that it only supplies a payment app. On the other hand, Revel Systems offers a fully functional Point of Sale system to manage every task that store owners encounter on a daily basis. This can explain why Revel has landed deals with many heavy-hitters like Popeye’s Chicken in Georgia (popeyes.com), Illy Coffee in San Francisco (illy.com), U-sushi in San Francisco (u-sushi.com), Camille’s Sidewalk Café in Oklahoma (www.camillescafe.com), and other big franchises. On the other hand, Square’s clientele is largely restricted to businesses that only require a few simple operations, including farmers’ markets, taxi cabs, and street vendors.

Now that the competition is over, Ms. Falzone is back to leading Revel Systems to the top of the Point of Sale marketplace. She has raised $3.7 million in her “A” round of funding last year and is gearing up for her “B” round. The recent victory of Revel Systems has cemented Ms. Falzone’s place among today’s top women entrepreneurs, and she looks forward to the future of what Revel Systems will accomplish. Moving forward, the company hopes to facilitate growth through its open API, which allows all companies to integrate into Revel—creating new opportunities for local commerce to thrive into the future.

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HeroUp Skateboarding Game Now Available in the App Store

Joom Tech Ltd, the team behind the criminal offences reference app known as iJail, announced today that its HeroUp game is available in both the iTunes Store and the App Store. Releasing the most adrenaline-fueled skateboarding game just in time to battle the cold weather blues, HeroUp delivers creative level gameplay that takes skaters to new heights (literally).

“We wanted to develop a game that surpassed the typical skateboarding game in every possible way,” said Ovais Ahmed, Joom Tech Ltd’s Director. “We wanted to create a casual game that takes skateboarding to a whole new level. From boarding through space to buying killer ramps, we wanted the player to be able to enjoy skateboarding from his or her iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch.”

In HeroUp, players catch some serious air from skateboard ramps and literally soar through levels. By navigating their way through exhilarating skate challenges, players will collect coins and medals that unlock rad perks.

Levels, guns, new ramps and even special skateboard upgrades can be purchased from the in-game store using the collected coins and medals. Players will need that extra boost while shredding through space!

HeroUp utilizes the stunning display and features of the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch to deliver a thrilling skateboarding experience. The relaxed yet addictive gameplay ensures players will never get tired of skating through amazing levels, such as Jungle and Ski Resort.

The HeroUp lite version, which is absolutely free, is available in the App Store and in the iTunes Store. Visit www.itunes.co.uk/appstore or www.itunes.co.uk to download your copy today.

The HeroUp paid version, which has added features and bonuses, is also available in the App Store and the iTunes Store for only $0.99. Visit www.itunes.co.uk/appstore or www.itunes.co.uk to purchase your copy.

For additional information on HeroUp, please visit the Joom Tech Ltd website at www.joomtech.co.uk/heroup!

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FA secures BT Partnership For St. George’s Park Development

BT has become the Official Communications Services Partner of St. George’s Park, the first of a select number of tiered blue-chip partners of The Football Association’s new National Football Centre, under development in Burton upon Trent.

In an exclusive five year, multi-million pound agreement, coaches, players and business users of St. George’s Park will all benefit from a state-of-the-art, bespoke, high-speed BT iNet voice and data network, plus BT Openzone Wi-Fi.

David Sheepshanks, Chairman of St. George’s Park, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome BT as a partner for the St. George’s Park development and their association with us is a ringing endorsement of its importance and its growing national identity.

“The buildings are taking shape at a rapid rate and you can now get a real sense of what an inspirational and special place it will be. St. George’s Park will be at the very centre of coach education and young player development and for The FA to be delivering its philosophy and agenda it needs the very best technology infrastructure and facilities. We look forward to working closely with BT.”

Graham Sutherland, managing director, BT Business, said: “We are very proud to support St. George’s Park and to help The FA develop the next generation of sporting greats. With the best communications technology at the heart of this project, English football can build a competitive advantage on the field.”

Rob Ray, Group Director of Digital & Information Technology at The Football Association, said: “St. George’s Park is designed to be cutting edge in every way and technology is a key component, making this partnership with BT all the more exciting. There is little doubt that they are best placed to deliver this expertise and we are delighted to be able to partner with them to enhance St. George’s Park’s status as a centre of sporting excellence.”

Close to one million visitors will use the St. George’s Park network over the term. Sponsorship rights have also been agreed.

BT is the Official Communications Services Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, title sponsor of the BT Paralympic World Cup, and also sponsors the charity Football Aid. Three of Britain’s national stadia – Wembley Stadium, the Millennium Stadium and Hampden Park – have BT-installed technology, and BT Vision’s entertainment service provides live matches from the Barclays Premier League and live action from The FA Cup with Budweiser and the Football League. BT has more than 60 years experience in sports content delivery, and its media and broadcast services support The FA Cup, Wimbledon and Rugby Union, among 3,500 headline events, each year.

BT joins a growing list of commercial partners, headed by Lead Partner Umbro, as well as Hilton Worldwide. Construction of St George’s Park is already well underway and the centre is on-track to open in the summer of 2012.

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MoCo Touch Proves Security Guard Attendance on Vulnerable Construction Sites

The only thing standing between thieves and expensive plant and raw materials on a construction site is a fence. As the price of plant machinery and raw materials continues to spiral, thieves are increasingly targeting building sites, considering them to be easy targets, especially those in more remote or rural areas.

Recent research by security CCTV providers Netwatch estimated that the cost of crime to the UK construction industry could be as high as £1.6 billion a year once costs such as replacement plant hire, business interruption and increased insurance costs are taken into account.

Commenting on the study, Founder and Technical Director of Netwatch, Niall Kelly said: “This is a major problem for the construction business. It is an astounding amount of money for the industry to be losing each year”.

He went on to say that the value of construction raw metals like copper, aluminium and lead has seen a huge rise over the past twelve months thanks to the fluctuating economy, warning that security is an issue for all firms, and pointing out that: “… even the best security guards can only be in one place at a time, making it very difficult to deter thieves and vandals.”

As a sector which is still being hit hard by the worsening economic climate, construction companies cannot afford to risk incurring any extra costs, let alone at these levels. They, and their insurance companies, will have no choice but to demand increasing performance and value for money from all of their contractors, but especially their security guards.

The onus is firmly on security guarding companies to ensure that patrols are effective, and perhaps even more importantly, that guard attendance can be monitored and proven to clients.

The MoCo Touch security guard tracking solution enables security companies to prove that every guard checkpoint has been visited, on time, and agreed actions have been taken. This data can then be instantly updated centrally without the guard having to be back at base.

This affordable technology allows guarding companies to prove beyond reasonable doubt to clients and insurance companies that their patrols have been on-site and that all required location checks have been made.

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The Hottest Full Scale 3D Action Adventure Role Playing Game to Hit iPad, iPhone and Android Devices

Game Scorpion Inc. enters the App market with their first video game titled Melina’s Conquest, a 3D Role Playing Action Adventure Game that’s not only fun and challenging but also won’t break the bank!

Easy, Fun, Budget Price, Graphics, Music – As prices of mobile devices have been falling, more and more people have been purchasing apps for their new devices. What was not possible on mobile devices just several years ago has now become a reality. 3D graphics and high quality gaming at a budget price for the masses was once a dream on these small pocket gadgets. Many new developers usually did not stand a chance against console style games, but the new app markets have changed that completely to allow for mobile developers to create their games for the masses. Now the mobile app gold rush has been booming and jumping onto that band wagon is newcomer Game Scorpion Inc. with their first offering called Melinas Conquest, a full 3D action adventure role playing game (RPG) for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android mobile devices.

“We developed Melinas Conquest with one thing in mind…FUN!”, says Abhinav Gupta, Lead Developer and CEO of Game Scorpion Inc.

“Gameplay was a major item that we looked at with this game. I have personally seen many games out there that have high end 3D graphics and look ‘pretty’ on the screen, but when it came time to play the game, it was either boring or very confusing to play.”

Melinas Conquest features easy to use controls and an easy to manipulate camera. A single button is given for attacking enemies and a simple timer and ranking system.

“The goal of the game is simple, you just need to run from one end of the level to the other side without getting killed by all the various traps and enemies that pop up. At the same time along the way you will have to defeat major bosses and can follow along with an interesting storyline that ties into our future games.”

So what makes this game different from others in the market? “Price, levels and gameplay!”, says Gupta, “Many games that feature 3D graphics in the App Store or the Android Marketplace usually go for around $4.99 for their full versions. We are at a mere $2.99 price and offer 20 levels of gameplay which in most cases is far higher than what others are offering. We also make our game easy for players to play. You get value for your money and a high quality game at the end of the day that will satisfy even the most frugal shopper! Also, no two players will play the game the same way as the levels are auto-generated.”

It took Gupta and his team approximately six months to develop the game from the ground up. “There were times where I even thought we were not going to be able to get the game done…it was 16-20 hour days for myself every day for the past six months, praying daily hoping that our game would release and would be successful.”

A lot of small independent game developers like Gupta do not earn any money during development. This can be quite a challenge to have no income hoping that an app will hit off. In this market, apps can be made over a weekend and make millions or can take months and make nothing at all. “It’s a coin toss”, says Gupta, “but I personally believe that if we focus on quality games, sooner or later our players will pay for that quality and our games will start to increase in popularity.”

As a Computer Science Graduate from Ryerson University Gupta took the leap of faith into the app world at the beginning of 2011 and has finally made that dream come true. “It was a lot of hard work, a lot of faith in God and a great team behind me. Lots of support from my wife and family really helped out.”

Melinas Conquest is now live on the Apple App Store and on the Android Marketplace and can be purchased as of October 15th, 2011, for just $2.99.

http://www.gamescorpion.com

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Untethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs 5.0/4.3.5 and Unlock Using FastRa1n

After the release of latest iOS 5.0 and iOS 4.3.5 folks start asking about that they can unlock and untethered jailbreak iPhone 4/3Gs 5.0/4.3.5/4.3.4/4.3.3 devices on latest released iOS.

After some time of bomb questions we got a good news from Jailbreak and unlock iPhone 4/3Gs ios 5.0 community that this new update of iOS is still jailbreak and unlock able with fastra1n, this time this news is come from the www.FastUnlockiPhone.com Team.

To Jailbreak and Unlock Your iPhone Using FastRa1n Visit The Official Websitewww.FastUnlockiPhone.com

Well its not mean that you can jailbreak your iPhone right now, to jailbreak your iPhone to get untethered jailbreak and unlock you have to visit the fast unlock iphone team website and get the new versions of their tool FastRa1n. The FastUnlockiPhone.com released FastRa1n to support untether jailbreak for all devices (except iPad 2) on iOS 4.3.5 and 5.0 firmware.

We have already covered extensive how-to tutorials for jailbreaking iOS 4.3.5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod touch 4G/3G. In case you are still facing problem, follow the well explained instructions in the official website below to jailbreak your compatible iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch untethered on iOS 4.3.5/5.0 using Redsn0w.

Apple is pretty good about getting the latest versions of iOS onto the streets in an effort to sooth consumer gripes and make the platform better than ever. However, while they make their usual round of plugging bugs and other security exploits they usually plug the exploits used by jailbreakers to actually perform a jailbreak. Luckily, this doesn’t seem to be the case with iOS 4.3.5 as already a jailbreak and unlock method as been made available with the name of fastra1n.

Just the other day we let you know that fastra1n had been updated to unlock / jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 4.3.5 and ios 5.0 release. However, it’s been made known today that this same jailbreak can also be used to perform an untethered jailbreak for the system. For those not aware, an untethered jailbreak allows you to jailbreak your device once and then be done with it – even when you reboot your device. A tethered jailbreak, on the other hand, requires a user to perform the jailbreak every time the device is turned off or otherwise loses power.

So this is great news for iPhone owners running iOS 5.0 and 4.3.5 as they now have an easy way to perform an untethered jailbreak. Unfortunately, it’s also been made known that fastra1n still does not include support for the iPad 2 so you’ll still have to wait tight for that. On the bright side of things everyone from iPhone to Apple TV owners can now perform the jailbreak.

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U.S. Company Turns to BRAZIL to Advance New Technology

We Don’t Make the Smartphone…We Make it Smarter, Safer, Courteous and Compliant.

With a registered bill on the table, U.S. based Try Safety First (TSF) is deploying time, talent and resources into Brazil to advance its new mobile phone protocol technology. With its white paper being published in more than twenty-four countries across the globe, it is Brazilwhere TSF is looking to launch.

When asked why Brazil , TSF CEO John Fischer said, “TSF is eager to work with all governments and strategic partners to advance our patent-pending protocol technology. But to date, it is the congressional leaders of Brazil who have demonstrated the greatest desire and responsiveness to tackle the serious cell phone problems in their country.”

According to the World Health Organization, environment specific (prisons, court rooms, classrooms, in flight and behind the wheel) cell phone problems are costing theworld’s top industrialized countries between one and three percent of GDP. Fischer agrees societal cell phone problems are dynamic, devastating and very costly. But he also expands the statement by saying they can easily be eradicated with the implementation of TSF protocol technology.

TSF is the world leader for mobile device protocol development. According to Fischer, the advancement of TSF’s protocol technology will provide an optional tool for parents, teachers, judges, wardens, pilots and employers to easily eliminate cell phone problems within their respective environments. TSF’s primary objective is to establish a uniform global standard throughout the wireless industry to increase the functionality of mobile devices to provide simple solutions to remedy grand societal problems.

For more information on TSF technology or for investment opportunities, please visit http://trysafetyfirst.com.

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