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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

1st Patented Mobile Vampire Proof Charger Starts Kickstarter Campaign During SXSW!

Currently one of the Top 4 Most Popular projects on Kickstarter in the Technology category and almost 50% funded in Just 2 Days!

An Austin start-up company, Vampire Labs, has solved Vampire Energy Loss in the most ubiquitous of products – mobile devices. The Vampire Proof™ Mobile Charger is a breakthrough in smart charging as current mobile chargers (phone, tablet, etc.) continue to suck energy off the grid when they are left plugged in and disconnected from your mobile device – this is known as Vampire Energy Loss. Just think about the energy waste impact for the billions of chargers that are plugged in all over the world; this energy waste affects all of us – extremely bad for the environment causing extra CO2 production. So, to sum it up: Vampire Energy Loss Sucks!

With the Kickstarter campaign, Vampire Labs is unveiling a simple and sleek, 2-USB port Vampire Proof smart charger that will stop wasted energy. This campaign will enable Vampire Labs to manufacture Vampire Proof chargers on a larger scale. In turn, your pledge will empower you to stop Vampire Energy Loss with the Vampire Proof charger – saving money and decreasing our footprint. Saving global energy that is otherwise wasted is just smart.

Vampire Labs is offering a great pre-order Kickstarter prices starting at $25.00. The link to the Kickstarter page is: http://kck.st/1hT43a3

For more information:
Jaclyn Olivas
Jaclyn@vampirelabs.com

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nGen VidCom LLC Announces High Speed Video Service to Nigeria through a Strategic Alliance

nGen VidCom LLC, a global leader in converged video and collaborations services, today announced a new, strategic alliance with Vision Telecommunications Technologies Nigeria, a leading telecommunications hardware and services company, to bring a high speed video collaboration gateway from Nigeria to North America.

Under the terms of this multi-year alliance, Vision Telecommunications Technologies will offer its customers GlobalMeetLive (GML), a cloud-based video collaboration solution to its new and existing customers and channel partners.

“All businesses rely upon web based collaboration to conduct business in this rapidly changing economy. “nGen’s GML solution combines collaboration, true video conferencing and large scale streaming all within a single service” said Tom Clark, CEO of nGen VidCom LLC. “Our alliance with Vision Telecommunications Technologies Nigeria will allow both firms to provide full converged video collaboration communications with no latency or loss of quality between the continents”.

GlobalMeetLive is nGen’s cloud-based converged cloud based collaboration solution that replaces existing collaboration services by combining HD Video Conferencing, web Collaboration and interactive streaming in one solution. Of strategic significance is GML’s “firewall traversal” technology that allows video communications to traverse the enterprise firewall without compromising security or adversely affecting network resources (bandwidth). GML users are able to conduct face-to-face meetings on all communications devices, desk & laptops, tablets and smart phones.

“This alliance will enable a clear connection between world financial centers in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia,” said Adesola Dada, CEO and Founder of Vision Telecommunications Technology Nigeria, LLC. “At this time our firms are pioneering advanced, cloud based video services between the two continents”.

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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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Firstnumber.co.uk Aims To Help Football Fans Avoid Rocketing Phone Bills During South African World Cup

A UK based call provider has pledged to help football fans and their families avoid extortionate mobile bills with cheap international calls to South Africa during the World Cup.

Firstnumber.co.uk Aims To Help Football Fans Avoid Rocketing Phone Bills During South African World Cup

Following a report by the Telegraph and mobile phone analyst Billmonitor, it was revealed that fans using British mobiles in South Africa could expect to pay a staggering £410 for just two week’s worth of calls and texts.

Even using the UK’s cheapest mobile phone network – Virgin Mobile – could result in a bill of around £201 due to ‘roaming’ fees.

Despite being thousands of miles away, friends and family could also suffer the cost of keeping in touch with South Africa but this needn’t be the case when using an affordable direct dial access code with the likes of Firstnumber.

Firstnumber.co.uk currently offers over 250 access codes that allow consumers and businesses alike to make cheap international calls at a heavily discounted rate.

Firstnumber.co.uk spokesperson Andy Steele hopes the service will allow football fans and those trying to contact them make drastic savings.

“Since UK mobile phone aren’t protected by price caps outside the European Union, there’s no limit as to how much someone can be charged for phone calls, texts and data transfer.

“A great way to avoid bills of hundreds of pounds is to pick up a cheap South African sim card. This lets you communicate with other people in the country at local rates but also allows friends and family back in the UK to get in touch for as little as 4p a minute with Firstnumber’s direct dial access code.”

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Cheap UK Calls Set Bangladesh Buzzing

With a population of 168 million people to call, it’s no wonder Bangladesh scooped the top spot as the UK’s favourite international destination to dial.

Cheap UK Calls Set Bangladesh Buzzing

The findings which were based on consumers using Firstnumber – an online directory offering cheap access codes – saw 12% of people dialling Bangladesh. The findings were especially striking given the 300 codes available.

Surprisingly, Bangladesh managed to beat off strong competition from the likes of the China and India; China in particular boasts a population size over eight times bigger than that of Bangladesh.

Firstnumber representative Andy Steele put Bangladesh’s popularity with UK citizens down to the clarity of calls:

“There’s not one outright reason why the people in the UK have made Bangladesh their favourite international destination to call although the quality of the connection is definitely key. Firstnumber’s service is often as good as calling a regular UK landline so callers no longer have to worry about their calls being interrupted by crackling sounds, crossed wires or lines breaks which were commonplace in the past.”

Perhaps what makes these findings most interesting though is the lack of phone connection to be found in certain parts of Bangladesh. Almost 90% of the country’s rural towns and farming communities still lack a basic landline service. In some areas it’s not uncommon for village people to travel tens of miles to use a communal landline shared by numerous remote settlements.

Needless to say, in the absence of landlines, many Bangladeshis have turned their attention to mobile phones. Currently, Bangladesh boasts 50million handsets nationwide with this number only set to rise as technology becomes more affordable and accessible. UK citizens with Bangladeshi friends and family needn’t worry about a hike in price though, as Andy Steele explains.

“Firstnumber and our competitors are constantly trying to get the best deal for consumers and as a result the prices just keep getting lower. Firstnumber currently allows people to dial Bangladeshi mobiles and landlines for just 3p a minute, that’s just 1p dearer than calling your next door neighbour from the same phone. While dialling international destinations may have once proved a costly process this is quickly becoming a thing of the past. A trend that is only cemented by the number of people choosing to call Bangladesh.”

About Firstnumber:
Firstnumber.co.uk is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline.

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Cisco Has Revealed The Winners To Its Lifestyles Of The Tech Frustrated Competition

The Lifestyles of the Tech Frustrated competition started early July and offered customers the chance to win a Flip Mino HD Camcorder. The competition closed in August and now winners have been selected. The winners and their stories can be found at our Lifestyles of the Tech Frustrated website. Gerard f r o m Albuquerque – wrote a poem about home networking – and was considered one of the stand-out entries.

Entries ranged f r o m fixing shared printer issues to rogue wireless networks with stories coming f r o m all over America.

Cisco invited entrants to tell their stories that depict the challenges and advantages of home networking. Cisco wanted to hear about what customers use their home networks for and what they accomplish in their lives through technology. The competition also asked how customers’ problems were solved through the use of the Network Magic software.

In response, Cisco customers’ discussed Network Magic and how the home network software has helped them with their home networking nightmares. This feedback will help prove to be invaluable and go towards helping with the future development of Cisco home network management software.

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The Proposed Merger Of Orange And T-Mobile Will Create The UKs Largest Mobile Phone Company Serving A Total Of 28 Million Customers

The proposed merger of Orange and T-mobile will create the UKs largest mobile phone company serving a total of 28 million customers, swiftly relegating O2 and Vodaphone to second and third place in the market. In the immediate future, this could spell good news for consumers and should serve to create fierce competition amongst, what will become, three major providers. However, going forward this completely changes the landscape of mobile phone industry in the UK, with just three organisations dominating around 90% of the industry.

Jason Glynn, communications expert at uSwitch.com, comments: “On the surface this could be perceived as fantastic news for mobile phone customers in the UK. Merging these two companies will ‘plug the network gap’, ultimately providing a flawless network coverage across the country for these consumers. With a combined 37% market share, this new major player will now have every opportunity to provide some really competitive deals and give the UKs lethargic mobile phone industry the wake-up call it needs.

“Generally speaking, having just three organisations dominating 90% of one sector is not always a positive move. However, the mobile phones sector is one of the few that will actually benefit from this. This new organisation will not have to make huge investments into customer acquisition and all funding can be ploughed into investment into new services, exploiting new technologies and competing more aggressively with O2 and Vodafone. T-Mobile has been struggling to compete against its larger rivals for some time and last month admitted it had lost 87,000 UK customers in the three months to the end of June so this couldn’t come at a better time for them.

About uSwitch:
uSwitch.com is a free, impartial online and telephone-based comparison and switching service, helping consumers compare prices on gas, electricity, water, heating cover, home telephone, broadband, digital television, mobile phones, personal finance products and car insurance.

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66% of Mobile Phone Users Risk High Overseas Charges Just by Switching Their Phone On

uSwitch.com is urging mobile phone users to wise up on overseas charges, after research revealed that over four in ten Brits (43%) have been shocked by an expensive phone bill when they’ve returned from a holiday abroad. And it’s not just the chatterboxes who have to worry – 66% of people risk running up overseas charges just by switching their phone on:

66% of Mobile Phone Users Risk High Overseas Charges Just by Switching Their Phone On

  • Liable for overseas charges: 33% keep their phone switched on most of the time while abroad even though they don’t intend to use it, while 26% switch on occasionally to check messages
  • Wasting money: 8% switch their phone on when they land just to check it’s working– their phone will automatically be liable for overseas charges
  • Caught out: 42% are unaware that they can be charged for someone leaving them a voicemail while they’re abroad – one in ten (10%) don’t know they can be charged for picking up voicemail messages when abroad
  • In the dark: 85% of mobile phone users aren’t sure what they are being charged for calls and texts while abroad despite new EU pricing guidelines coming into effect from 1st July 2009
  • 50% have never asked their provider about a roaming package for cheaper calls abroad and 75% have never used an international SIM card.

Consumers risk running up large mobile phone bills while abroad, because they are in the dark about overseas charges, according to new research from uSwitch.com, the independent price comparison and switching service. Even though 91% of people take their mobile phones with them abroad on holiday, 85% aren’t sure what they are being charged. And, despite best efforts to limit the impact of overseas charges, many are falling into little known, but avoidable, traps. As a result, over four in ten people (43%) have been shocked by an expensive phone bill when they have got home from holiday.

Most consumers are aware that making calls on their mobile while abroad can cost a small fortune so 80% try to keep it to the bare minimum. To limit the impact, over a quarter of people (27%) take their phone for emergency use only, while 18% pick up calls and texts but won’t make any calls themselves. As a result, 46% of people only make one or two calls while away.

They may think they are being careful, but in fact 66% of mobile phone users are unwittingly opening themselves up to higher overseas charges – just by switching their phone on. This is because the minute you switch on abroad and your phone registers onto a local network you will be billed at overseas rates – you will have to pay to receive calls, for someone leaving you a voicemail message and to pick up voicemail messages. You are liable for overseas charges even if you don’t actually make any calls yourself – bad news for the third (33%) of people who keep their phone switched on most of the time, even though they don’t intend to use it.

As a result, cash conscious consumers are getting caught out. Those who turn their phone on sporadically to check messages (26%) are at risk of clocking up unexpected overseas charges even if they switch their mobile straight back off again. More worryingly, people who turn their phone on just to use the camera or alarm clock (6%) or to simply check that it is working after getting off the plane (8%) are also making themselves liable.

The biggest sting in the tale is for those who get voicemail messages while their phone is registered as being overseas. Not only are they charged at overseas rates for the message being left, but they are then charged again at overseas rates for picking the message up.

People who make calls while overseas don’t fare any better. New EU guidelines effective from 1st July 2009 state that the maximum a mobile phone provider can charge for services in Europe is:

  • 37p per minute to make phone calls
  • 16p per minute to receive phone calls
  • 9p to send a standard text message.
However, only 15% of people can correctly identify the maximum that can be charged for making a call while abroad, with 34% underestimating the charges. Moreover, 61% of people believe that they are charged for receiving text messages while abroad when this is actually free.

Steve Weller, communications expert at uSwitch.com, says: “When it comes to taking a mobile phone abroad on holiday, consumers have to ‘know before they go’ if they don’t want to be hit with unexpected charges. As soon as your phone is switched on abroad the damage is done – it is registered to a local network and starts to incur overseas charges, even if you switch it straight back off again. This means that you pay to receive calls, make calls, for people to leave you a message and to pick up that message – all at higher overseas rates.

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Tesco Mobile Has Unveiled A Brand New Credit Crunch-Beating Unlimited Tariff, Allowing People To Talk And Text As Much As They Want

Tesco Mobile has unveiled a brand new credit crunch-beating unlimited tariff, allowing people to talk and text as much as they want without worrying about their monthly phone bills.

Tesco Mobile

The SIM only, pay monthly deal gives people unlimited minutes, texts and browsing for just £30 a month. With everyone watching their wallets, people need not worry about going over their free minutes and getting a large, unexpected bill at the end of the month.

Research from Tesco Mobile showed that in the current financial climate, worry over the cost of monthly phone bills has led to people spending less time on the phone to friends and relatives.

59% of Brits said they would spend more time on their mobiles if they had unlimited minutes and over half of all respondents (52%) claimed they had friends or relatives who cut short phone calls to keep costs down. Nearly half admitted doing this themselves (49%) despite it being voted one of the most annoying breaches of ‘mobile phone etiquette’.

With over 85% of the population now owning a mobile phone, mobile use has developed its own ‘rules’ for behaviour. Asked to name the most unacceptable and annoying mobile phone habits, the majority of people surveyed cited habits such as calling someone and then hanging up so they have to return the call, texting people to ask them to call back and not picking up voicemails to save money as the most irritating.

Lance Batchelor, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Mobile and Tesco Telecoms said: “Ours is the only pay monthly deal that gives consumers truly unlimited calling and texting. You don’t have to choose if you’re a chatterbox or a texter, you can use your mobile as much as you want without having to worry about the cost.

“We believe that this will change the way people use their mobile phones. The new tariff aims to give people a simple, guaranteed way to have unlimited calls, texts and browsing. It takes away the concern and uncertainty about your monthly bill as it’s fixed at £30, meaning you can talk, text and browse freely, and avoid the annoying habits revealed by our research.”

– Unlimited tariff is subject to a fair use limit of £500
– Research undertaken by YouGov for Tesco Mobile, July 2009

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50-50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May ’09).

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Global Electronic Technology, Inc. & eProcessing Network, LLC. To Provide Payments Through Mobile Phones And Laptops To Merchants

Global Electronic Technology, Inc. (GET), a leader in payment processing solutions, today announced a strategic alliance with eProcessing Network, LLC. (ePN) a cutting edge payment gateway and software development company. This alliance will offer GET merchants a suite of wireless payment solutions on mobile phones/PDAs, laptops, and the ever-so-popular ePNPlugIn for QuickBooks™ to accept payments within QuickBooks™.

wireless payment solutions on mobile phones/PDAs

“Our continuous focus on innovations for emerging markets often enables GET to partner with companies such as eProcessing Network to access ways to integrate our transaction processing with new systems,” said Steven H. Bryson, Chief Executive Officer of Global Electronic Technology, Inc. (GET). “GET offers a broad range of synergistic merchant products and management solutions for online merchants such as BillPay, Recurring Bill, SMS Bill, and our new turn-key internet store front GETshop.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with a top-notch company, like Global Electronic Technology, Inc. (GET),” says Steve Sotis, President of eProcessing Network.  “Combining ePN’s secure and reliable PCI-compliant payment gateway solutions, which includes PABP-compliant ePNMobile, ePNJPOS, and ePNPlugIn for QuickBooks, with GET’s end-to-end processing for their sales channels opens up a wide variety of merchant opportunities.”

About eProcessing Network, LLC. (ePN)

eProcessing Network, LLC is a software development company specializing in secure, real-time transaction processing services and support. The eProcessing Network Payment Gateway processes merchant transactions using each merchant’s credit card, ACH/check and/or shipping account.  Headquartered in Houston, Texas, eProcessing Network is certified to process a comprehensive suite of electronic payment transactions through many processing platforms, including First Data, Global Payments, Paymentech, TSYS, Elavon and CrossCheck. Its integrated solutions are also certified through MagTek, AT&T, FedEx and the U.S. Postal System. eProcessing Network is a registered Visa USA Third Party Service Provider and is compliant with the PCI Data Security Standard.

About Global Electronic Technology, Inc. (GET)

Global Electronic Technology, Inc. (GET) is a leading technology provider of end-to-end payment processing solutions, including virtual terminal, payment gateway, GETShop, on-line ACH, and loyalty and gift card programs. Founded in 2000 by Steven H. Bryson and currently privately owned, GET has grown to epitomize the word “global”, by offering state-of–the-art payment processing product and services to diversified industries, extending from retail to internet-based transactions in the worldwide payment industry.

For more information, please contact Mia Hyun V.P. Marketing at Global Electronic Technology, Inc. +1(888) 775-1500 or visit us at www.gettrx.com.

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Cisco Launches Contest For Consumers To Share Their Home Networking Experiences

Cisco has launched a new writing contest called ‘Lifestyles of the Tech Frustrated’, which will run until August 16, 2009, which asks customers of home networking products to submit a 500 word story of their experiences in setting up and managing a home network.

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Cisco is asking users to share their networking nightmare stories and how they solved their problems using Network Magic software or other networking solutions. The top 10 entries as deemed by a panel of judges will win a Flip Mino HD Camcorder valued at $229.99*.

Cisco is inviting entries to tell their stories which depict the challenges and advantages of home networking. Cisco wants to hear about what customers are using home networking for and what they accomplish in their lives through technology.

To enter the contest, participants can log on to the Lifestyles of the Tech Frustrated home page and fill out the registration form. The contest is open from July 2 to August 16, 2009 to all legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age.

Cisco Network Magic is a home and home office network management software solution which provides software tools to help users set up a home network without the associated hassles of the task. The software programme helps enable users to connect up their devices such as routers, PCs, printers, media hubs, media adapters and internet cameras. Users can also control access to the internet and track online activity to ensure no users are abusing their privileges.

Network Magic also protects networks with enhanced WPA security capabilities and status alerts to block intruders and warn of any attempts from unauthorised sources. Network Magic can also help to repair network and Internet connections to keep everything running smoothly and optimize productivity.

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About Cisco Systems:

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco’s vision for the consumer is to enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more social, and more visual. More information about Cisco and its line of consumer products can be found at www.linksysbycisco.com and www.cisco.com/consumer.

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BT Plans Communication Integration To Reduce Mobile Costs For Small Businesses

BT has announced plans to integrate the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS) technology from Research In Motion (RIM) with BT Communications Complete (based on the Cisco Unified Communications 500 Series platform).

The planned new offering will enable BlackBerry smartphone users to take advantage of Wi-Fi networks in the office for voice calls. The solution enables users to switch from Wi-Fi to cellular networks, even in mid-call, allowing small to medium-sized business to reduce mobile airtime costs and be more productive.

Business users will be able to enjoy all the out-of-the-office conveniences of their BlackBerry smartphone – access to contacts, calls, applications and email anywhere – when they are in the office, but without the usually higher mobile airtime costs.

With features like a single voicemail box, the development will also eliminate the time wasted listening to and answering messages on multiple voicemails – making users easier to contact and potentially giving them quicker response times to customers and colleagues’ queries.

Users can choose to be contacted using just one number and, by incorporating BT’s One Plan Plus into BT Communications Complete, firms can make intra-company calls (including mobile calls) without incurring call-forwarding charges.

“The solution will enable the delivery of unified communications tools for small to medium-sized businesses, which previously only benefited larger firms,” said Bill Murphy, managing director, BT Business. “Technologies that better integrate key business processes, reduce costs and keep workers in touch with customers regardless of location, help firms to operate more effectively and to be in better shape for the upturn when it comes.”

“Small and medium-sized businesses have the same concerns as all of us – driving down costs and delivering a better customer experience. Unified communications can support those two objectives. The new service will bring together the strengths of all three companies – Cisco, BT and RIM – to deliver a great offer for companies of all sizes,” said Rick Moran, vice president of marketing, Cisco.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group’s revenue was £21,390 million. British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

About BT Business
BT Business understands the challenges that businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through product collections including business broadband & internet, domainsweb hosting, data & voice networks, IT support and mobile services.

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Shoppers Vote For Tesco Mobile As The Number One Network

Tesco Mobile has once again proved that it puts customers first by beating all other leading networks to scoop the top position in the prestigious mobile satisfaction survey from Which? Magazine for the fourth year in a row.

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The authoritative survey of over 5,000 people found that Tesco Mobile was the favourite mobile operator for Pay as you go, with customers nominating the network for services including its wide handset range, affordable tariffs and exceptional customer service.

Tesco Mobile’s handsets were also applauded with the Nokia 2610 highlighted as ‘cheapest best buy’ and the Nokia 5310 as ‘best buy under £80’.

Tesco Mobile’s Pay as you go tariff which rewards customers with free triple credit, was also given a special mention by Which?, who called it the ‘best top-up incentive’, beating other mobile networks’ top up bonuses for value.

The Which? report is backed up by other recent mobile surveys including the 2009 Aura Mobile Customer Survey which selected Tesco Mobile as the top operator for customer satisfaction.

Lance Batchelor, Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Mobile and Tesco Telecoms said:

“This is a powerful endorsement for our brand and we are delighted that Which? members have voted for Tesco Mobile.

“Customer service is crucially important to mobile users who will often select their operator on the experience they have had. It’s great news for us that consumers have chosen Tesco Mobile over the other networks for four years in a row and shows that people are prepared to shop around to get the very best in customer care.”

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. This partnership means the Tesco Mobile network currently covers 99% of the UK population. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May 09).

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The Steady Rise Of Tesco Mobile As A Mobile Player Took Another Leap Forward By Winning The Coveted “Credit Crunch Award” At The Recent Mobile Industry Awards

The steady rise of Tesco Mobile as a mobile player took another leap forward by winning the coveted “Credit Crunch Award” at the recent Mobile Industry Awards for the brand’s Triple Your Credit tariff.

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The award was for the company that had delivered best value to customers in the current economic climate, and was judged on three criteria: most outstanding value; value that resonates with customers; and clear communication. Tesco Mobile beat off competition from Virgin Mobile, T-Mobile, Carphone Warehouse, Lebara Mobile, and Lycamobile who were all nominated in the category.

As well as a bigger range of products and in-store marketing, Tesco has offered promotions and deals that have taken the market by storm. In particular, the Pay As You Go deal that won the Mobile Industry Award was Tesco’s top-up £15, which was tripled to give £45 worth of credit. Similar top-up promotions turned £10 into £20, and £20 into £60.

The judges felt there was imagination behind the mobile phone deals, going beyond simply cutting prices. “For me, this is customer insight turned into a deal built around value,” said one judge. Another judge said: “It is so simple to understand, and especially with so many offers available, this is something that immediately pulls me in”.

The judges believed “triple your credit” was a simple concise, yet powerful tagline. “It is interesting that the attraction is the offer, rather than the price they are offering it at. That’s quite different in the current market,” said one judge.

The award win comes on the back of May’s announcement that Tesco Mobile topped the prestigious mobile satisfaction survey from Which? Magazine for the fourth year in a row, beating all other leading networks in the process.

A Tesco Telecoms spokesperson said: “This is an excellent achievement by the whole team, of which we should all be every proud. It goes to show what can happen when we put excellent customer insight together with fantastic execution.”

About Tesco Mobile:
Tesco Mobile is a 50:50 joint venture between Tesco and O2. The company sells exclusively Tesco Mobile branded services in Tesco stores, online and through Tesco Direct, across the UK using O2’s technology and network. The service gives Tesco Mobile customers value, simplicity and choice, offering them simple, great value tariffs with rewards such as free credit, free sim cards and Clubcard points. Tesco Mobile has been voted as the number one mobile network for customer satisfaction by Which Magazine (May 09).

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ENENSYS To Showcase Advance Solution For Mobile DTV, DigitalTerrestrial TV, And Its Latest Innovative Digital TV Test & Measurement Products At NAB 2009 In Las Vegas

From 20th to 23rd April, ENENSYS will be present at NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, at Booth SU10805.

ENENSYS will unveil its latest digital TV offering:

  • Complete and multi-standard Broadcast Mobile TV solution; this solution is one of the most complete, reliable and innovative solution on the market which is already commercially deployed. From transcoding to the delivery of digital TV including IP encapsulation / multiplexing, this solution offers innovative features (Statistical multiplexing, bandwidth optimization, regionalization, …). After successful DVB-H commercial deployment, the ENENSYS Mobile TV solution is ready for ATSC-MH.
  • End-to-end Single Frequency Network solution; ENENSYS keeps on improving its SFN solution (from MIP insertion to broadcast delivery) to sustain its leadership position for delivering digital TV content over Single Frequency Networks and helping network operator to cope with SFN constraints.
  • Latest IP gateway supporting the delivery of digital TV over DVB, ATSC, ATSC MH and DAB/DMB networks and supporting SFN and DTS characteristics,
  • Its innovative Digital TV test and monitoring products: the monitoring probe for QoS network measurement (real-time monitoring and long term performance analysis), and its latest version of pocket size (DiviCatch) digital tv analyzer for lab and deployment network in depth analyzing.

Do not miss the demonstration on our booth of our DVB-T2 LabMod featuring high grate DVB-T2 modulation and dedicated signal generator for live transmission, field test operation, R&D or factory test measurement.

ENENSYS product manager Laurent ROUL will also take part in the Broadcast Engineering Conference planned on Wednesday 22nd April, from 2 to 6:00 pm for a presentation about DVB-T2. This conference will consider a global deployment of DVB-T2 standard and will point out the aspects which have to be carefully taken into account demonstrating ENENSYS expertise in the latest Broadcast standards.

About ENENSYS Technologies SA
ENENSYS Technologies has years of experience in the design and manufacturing of Digital TV transmission systems. Offer ranges from Mobile TV, Digital Terrestrial TV, IP Distribution to Test & Monitoring solutions, with high grade services and trainings. Covered standards include DVB-H, T-DMB, DVB-T, DVB-T2, DTMB, Digital Cable, …

ENENSYS has over 200 customers in 50 countries. Customers are Broadcast & Network Operators, Telcos, Chipset Vendors, Receivers Manufacturers and Global System Integrators. Headquartered in Rennes, France, in the heart of the European Digital Broadcast Cluster, ENENSYS is a public company listed on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (FR0010286252 – MLENS). For more information, please visit www.enensys.com.

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Digital Stalking Turns Off UK Business – Reports BT Business

BT Business released the results of new research that show that companies are in danger of driving away business and wasting time on unproductive communications because they are failing to understand customers’ different digital personality types when they are dealing through email or other communications channels.

Nearly a third (30%) of the workers surveyed* feel harassed by the sheer number of messages people send them while many also admit that they themselves are never sure of the best way to contact people, implying that companies are missing out on the opportunity to unify their communications technology, and on the personal and business benefits that can bring.

At the same time, workers appear to be increasingly managing working relationships through social and business networks. One in 10 people surveyed have customers and clients as friends on personal social networking sites such as Facebook. This trend is particularly true for younger people, with almost one in six (15 per cent) of the 18 to 24s surveyed saying they use or would use these tools to manage customer relationships, compared to just two per cent of 45s or over. Similarly, six times as many 18 to 24 year olds use or would use microblogs such as Twitter to manage customer relationships compared to 45s or over.

These are some of the key findings of the BT Business research which sought to understand how people are using modern communications tools to build business relationships. The research involved input from one of the UK’s leading psychologists Gladeana McMahon.

Gladeana explained: “It’s important that people recognise the difference between communicating virtually and face-to-face. We often read others’ body language to gauge what they are really saying, adapting our response to get a better result. In the virtual world we don’t have the same clues to help us modify our behaviour so we must try to identify ‘digital personality types’ in other ways to ensure business success. Similar to people thinking before they speak, people need to think before they click to avoid inappropriate communications.”

“It’s great to see businesses taking up new technology to build profitable relationships but many are missing out on the opportunity to get rid of the clutter and unify their communications,” said Bill Murphy, managing director at BT Business.

Unified communications can empower employees to intelligently tune their communications to the preferences and behaviour patterns of different personalities by creating a sense of presence in a virtual world. With three quarters of the UK’s small businesses now operating some form of flexible working, to maximise the benefits it’s important for businesses to look at how they can help staff to be more productive, while at the same time saving money by eliminating wasteful messaging.”

*All figures are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 3473 workers in organisations with less than 500 employees and employed for at least 3 months. Fieldwork was undertaken between 2nd and 8th December 2008. The survey was carried out online. The figures have not been weighted.

About BT
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.

BT Business understands the challenges that small and medium sized businesses face in the current climate, and supports cost control, improved productivity and winning business through core product collections including business broadband, internet domains, web hosting, data and voice networks, IT solutions and mobile services.

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Apps4Rent Now Offers BlackBerry Add-on Option with Hosted Exchange Price Plans

Apps4Rent, a leading application hosting provider of premium business messaging and collaboration solutions, has joined the BlackBerry® Alliance Program as a BlackBerry® Solution Provider. Apps4Rent offers a complete Small Business Mobile Solution to customers that includes managed care and hosting of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution as well as technical support services.

Apps4Rent’s per user pricing for the hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Solution is $9.95 per month, when purchased with any of Apps4Rent’s hosted Microsoft® Exchange plans that start at $6.95 per month. The service includes a 1 GB mailbox, mobile synchronization, Outlook Web Access, advanced anti-spam and more. As a promotion, Apps4Rent is waiving any set-up fee for new hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Solution subscribers, if they sign up before May 1, 2009. Additional details of the plans can be found at http://www.apps4rent.com/exchange-mobility.html.

Apps4Rent has long been a provider of Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint hosting, with industry standard features and 24/7 phone, email and chat support. Through the combination of Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Hosted Exchange, Apps4Rent can offer customers a best-of-breed integrated mobile solution that’s managed and supported by IT experts. The integrated solution provides customers with secure wireless access to Exchange email, contacts, calendars, task lists and scheduling, making communications on-the-go even easier.

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Apps4Rent LLC is a leading provider of hosted enterprise software applications including those for messaging and collaboration, such as hosted Microsoft Exchange 2007, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server hosting, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and Hyper-V virtual server hosting. Apps4Rent’s systems and processes are designed to provide 99.99% uptime with clustered infrastructure located in highly reliable top-tier data centers, and monitored 24x7x365 by experienced system administrators from a Network Operating Center (NOC). For additional information, please visit apps4rent.com or contact Wade (Wade@apps4rent.com) at 1-646-506-9354.

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