Net Insight Extends Connector Marketplace With Cloud-Based Media Services

The Connector Marketplace is a one-stop-shop for seamlessly adding cloud-based services into media production workflows with full budgeting, billing and financial visibility 

Las Vegas – NAB 2017, Booth #SU2806 – Net Insight, the leading provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today unveiled its latest expansion of the Connector Marketplace. The marketplace grew by 700 percent during 2016 and is now expanding to include cloud-based media production services. Net Insight will enable cloud-service providers to offer services to the Connector Community along the media production chain such as transcoding and encoding, graphics insertion and live-streaming.

As media production tools are increasingly offered as cloud-based software services, more and more of media production is moving to the cloud. Net Insight’s ScheduALL, paired with the Connector Marketplace, offers the unique capability for media companies to seamlessly combine existing in-house workflows with external services. Through integrated billing, utilizing an external resource or service becomes as simple as using an internal one.

With the addition of cloud-based media services to the Connector Marketplace, it provides subscribers with pay-per-use access to cloud-based media services with full financial visibility and project billing. Not only can they view and book current assets in their workflow, they also can book services and deploy services in seconds during peak times with full cost control and analysis. For service providers, it delivers a high-profile global marketplace to promote available services and resources to the industry.

“As more and more media companies move large parts of their production workflows to the cloud, being able to seamlessly integrate it with existing workflows becomes key,” said Net Insight’s Martin Karlsson, CTO and vice president product portfolio of Net Insight. “We are constantly looking for ways to add value to our marketplace for our large buyer base, and bringing cloud-based media services to the table fits squarely in that goal.”

The Connector Marketplace follows Net Insight’s release of the Connector Community at IBC 2016 and is the next step in the company’s vision of a Global Media Marketplace. Participants of the Connector Community to date can book and sell satellite and terrestrial contribution services. The platform is available to more than 600 professional media installations of ScheduALL across the globe including some of the world’s largest broadcasters.

Net Insight is currently lining up partners with cloud media assets to serve as providers on the Connector Marketplace to be commercially available in the second half of 2017.

See a live demonstration of the Connector Marketplace by visiting Net Insight’s Booth #SU2806 at NAB 2017, 24-27 April

For further information, please contact:
Martin Karlsson, CTO and vice president product portfolio of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, martin.karlsson@netinsight.net

About Net Insight

Net Insight’s vision is to enable a live and interactive media experience for anyone on earth. Our aim is to lead progress and enable a global media marketplace where live content can be exchanged and interaction among TV audiences can take place in real-time. We want to create the media experience of the future, centered on content.

Net Insight delivers products, software and services for effective, high-quality media transport, coupled with the effective management of resources, all, which creates an enhanced TV experience. Net Insight’s offerings span across the entire media spectrum, starting from TV cameras and TV studios, right through to the TV consumers. Our solutions benefit network operators, and TV and production companies, by lowering total cost of ownership, improving their workflow efficiencies and providing them with the ability to capture new business opportunities.

More than 500 world-class customers run mission critical media services using Net Insight’s solutions, covering more than 60 countries worldwide. Net Insight is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

For more information, please visit netinsight.net

Black Box to Showcase Newest Technologies in High-Performance KVM, Virtualization, Video Walls and Post-Production at NAB 2017

 

  Multiple innovations to address key trends and broadcast industry challenges.   

PITTSBURGH, PA, April 13, 2017  – (NAB Show 2017, Las Vegas) — Black Box, a world-leading technology solutions provider for high-performance KVM, switching, and professional A/V signal distribution and extension, today announced its plans for NAB 2017 Show, at booth #SL9321, set to take place April 2227. The company will reveal new products and demonstrations in high-performance KVM technology, post-production, virtualization and video walls.

At NAB this year, Black Box will debut its newest product — Boxilla — for the first time in the U.S. Boxilla is the premier KVM and AV/IT system management platform that provides control rooms with a centralized command center for full monitoring and control of the entire system. Black Box will announce the product’s next integration through a live demo at their booth. They will also highlight other recent launches, including:

  • A new KVM extension solution for post-production colorists.
  • New capabilities for InvisaPC.
  • A remote production solution to improve connectivity for live broadcasting.

“The broadcasting industry is seeing significant change with the growth of virtualization, 4K streaming  and remote production,” said Tom Strade, vice president of product innovation & marketing at Black Box. “Black Box continues to stay ahead of the curve by developing solutions that help streamline production processes, improve workflows to be adaptable and collaborative, and address rapidly emerging technology challenges broadcasters are facing today. At NAB, we will showcase our most popular products and services.”

Black Box’s demos will include:

Making the Switch: High-Performance KVM

  • InvisaPC: The only IP-based KVM system that enables high-performance and scalable connectivity in both traditional and virtual environments. It provides seamless use of on-site and remote servers while providing access to a virtualized machine with the same single-user interface.
  • ControlBridge: Enables custom and simplified user interfaces to control multiple KVM systems and devices in control rooms. At their booth, Black Box will feature a 12-inch ControlBridge touchscreen monitor using different scenarios.
  • Compact switch: Enables matrix switching and management for DKM extenders.

Bridging the Gap: Enterprise-Class KVM and Zero-Client Connectivity

  • Boxilla: Will be featured with its first integration, InvisaPC. Combined with Boxilla, InvisaPC is the first enterprise-class virtualized KVM solution. The matrix can scale to an unlimited number of devices. Black Box will also announce and demo Boxilla’s new integration at the show.
  • Freedom: A flexible four-port professional-grade switch that allows users to shift between separate computer systems by moving a mouse cursor from monitor to monitor. It can control multiple PCs as one through any mix of operating systems.

 Setting the Stage: Video Wall Processing

  • Radian Video Wall Processor: This video wall can scale to create a multi-window canvas of any size or geometry for TV newsroom sets, and includes support for all video interfaces, IP-based video and multiple video walls. Black Box will use Radian at NAB to feature a newscast.

There’s More: New KVM Extension Solution for Post-Production Colorists  

Black Box will also demo a post-production solution for colorists using DKM extension products, which support the high demand and bandwidth for colorists’ unique applications.

NAB Session

John Hickey, senior director of KVM business for Black Box, will speak at “Virtualization in Broadcast: Virtual Machines Can Reinvent Global TV Production” Saturday, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. in room N256 in the north hall.

Black Box will also hand out “Control Freak” mugs at the booth.

Visit BlackBox.com for more information.

About Black Box

Black Box is a leading digital solutions provider dedicated to helping customers build, manage, optimize and secure their IT infrastructure. Black Box delivers high-value products and services through its global presence and more than 3,500 team members. To learn more, visit the Black Box Web site at https://www.blackbox.com.

 

Media Contact: VisiTech PR for Black Box

NAGRA AND MTM LAUNCH THE 2017 PAY-TV INNOVATION FORUM AT TV CONNECT, EXPAND SCOPE TO STUDIOS AND CONTENT OWNERS

  • Second edition of Pay-TV Innovation Forum aims to help pay-TV providers, the studios and content owners alike improve their growth prospects and collaborative opportunities
  • Global research programme seeks to identify the next generation of services in a variety of areas ranging from OTT to VR, Big Data to advanced analytics, content protection to the Internet of Things
  • Activities to encompass global analysis of pay-TV service provider product and service portfolios, in-depth interviews and surveys, regional seminar series and a flagship final report to be presented at IBC 2017

 

CHESEAUX, Switzerland and LONDON, UK – March 23, 2017 – How will leading pay-TV service providers respond to changing consumer demand and expectations? How can advanced data and analytics enable pay-TV service providers to better serve their customers? What growth prospects lie ahead and how can pay-TV service providers, content owners and the studios work together to best leverage opportunities?

NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, in collaboration with MTM, a leading international research and strategy consultancy, will address these questions and more at a special launch presentation to kick off the 2017 Pay-TV Innovation Forum at TV Connect in London on Wednesday, March 29 at 12.30p.m.

“Building on the success of and research from the inaugural edition of the 2016 Pay-TV Innovation Forum, we are excited to present the next chapter of this ambitious programme designed to give service providers a comprehensive set of resources they can leverage to continue to innovate and grow,” said Simon Trudelle, Senior Director of Product Marketing for NAGRA. “The 2017 programme will provide deeper insight into specific topics such as OTT TV, VR, Big Data and analytics, content protection and IoT, while expanding its scope to the studios and content owners. We look forward to sharing more details about our initial research findings and the 2017 programme at TV Connect.”

“We are excited to partner with NAGRA once again to explore the next-generation innovation opportunities for pay-TV service providers around the world, expanding on the findings from the 2016 programme,” said Jon Watts, Managing Partner, MTM. “In a time of unprecedented disruption in our industry, the 2017 edition will go beyond the topics covered last year and explore how service providers’ investments in technology are evolving, identify best practices, and outline key success factors. In addition, by inviting studios and content owners to take part in this year’s Forum, we will seek to encourage active discussions and collaboration among all the key players in the pay-TV innovation ecosystem.”

The 2017 programme will run from March to September 2017 and include a global analysis of pay-TV service provider product and service portfolios, in-depth interviews and surveys with leading industry participants, and a series of regional seminars in the United States, Europe and Asia. A flagship final report, summarising the key findings from the programme, will be launched at IBC in September 2017. The programme will cover key topics such as:

  • The growth and development of OTT including new direct-to-consumer offerings, pay-TV provider OTT services, and new video offerings from major internet businesses like Facebook and Google;
  • The development of mobile-first and VR offerings, as part of the pay-TV ecosystem;
  • The changing nature of piracy, exploring new developments across the industry;
  • The changing pay-TV consumer experience and the nature of consumer demand;
  • The impact of public and private cloud and virtualisation on the development, management and distribution of pay-TV services.

Launched in 2016 by NAGRA and MTM, the Pay-TV Innovation Forum is a global research initiative for senior pay-TV executives, designed to explore and catalyse innovation across the pay-TV industry. For more information on the 2017 edition and key programme dates, please visit the Pay-TV Innovation Forum website.

 

About NAGRA

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences. Please visit dtv.nagra.com for more information and follow us on Twitter at @nagrakudelski.

About MTM

MTM is a leading international research and strategy consultancy, focused on the media, technology, communications and advertising industries.  MTM helps companies understand and respond to digitally-driven change, providing award-winning consumer research and industry analysis, strategic advice and support for organizational change.

For more information, please visit www.mtmlondon.com or email info@mtmlondon.com.

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Media Contacts:

 

Ivan Schnider

Marketing Communications, NAGRA

+41 21 732 09 40

ivan.schnider@nagra.com

 

Christine Oury

Marketing Communications, NAGRA

+1 415 962 5433

christine.oury@nagra.com

 

Jon Watts

Managing Partner, MTM

+44 20 7395 7510

Jon.watts@mtmondon.com

Cortado Unveils Enhanced Enterprise Mobility Offerings for Service Providers

Cortado Corporate Server’s new multi-tenant capabilities ensures maximum security with minimal operating costs and administrative effort
(BERLIN/DENVER, March 1, 2017) Cortado Mobile Solutions, manufacturer of the productivity-enhancing enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server, today announced the release of the multi-tenant version of its software. Service providers can now create secure and separate areas for individual business customers on a single server, while managing all customer accounts through a centralized management console. The multitenancy capability allows service providers to significantly lower hardware costs and increase efficiency and simplicity in managing devices and apps.


Without multitenancy, service providers offering mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) to their customers required a separate server for each business customer for security reasons. The consequences were high hardware costs and complicated setup and management of new customers.

With the multi-tenant version of Cortado Corporate Server, service providers can create strictly separate areas for multiple business customers on just one server. Each tenant has their own SQL database and connection to Microsoft’s Active Directory.
“With the new multi-tenant feature, Cortado is meeting the needs of service providers who want to offer their customers enterprise mobility combined with maximum security, minimal operating costs and little administrative effort,” said Armin Lungwitz, CIO of Cortado Mobile Solutions. “This feature is also ideal for companies that want to manage individual sites or subsidiaries separately.”
For more information on the multitenancy feature and a free demo, please visit: https://www.cortado.com/en/tour/multitenancy/
Press information and photos can be found at: https://press.cortado.com

Cortado Mobile Solutions

Cortado Mobile Solutions GmbH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cortado Holding AG, and is responsible for all operations relating to the enterprise mobility solution Cortado Corporate Server. The unique enterprise mobility solution offers the perfect balance between security for the organization, easy manageability for the IT department and maximum flexibility for users.

The on-premises software includes all the tools required for successful enterprise mobility; mobile device management, mobile application management and mobile content management, and can be fully integrated into the Windows backend. IT administrators continue to work with their known systems, Active Directory groups and Windows privileges, and users can access network drives, SharePoint and intranet pages directly from their mobile devices.

Cortado Mobile Solutions follows the philosophy that working natively delivers the highest levels of user acceptance. So Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution fully supports native app management and instead of focusing on separate storage when it comes to file sharing, enables a direct connection to the corporate network. The result is a significant increase in productivity for mobile employees, improved collaboration among teams as well as convenient management for the IT department. Cortado’s enterprise mobility solution is developed and tested at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany. Also experts in offices in the United States, UK, Australia, Japan, and Brazil, highly qualified consultants at our Berlin location as well as a trained, worldwide network of channel partners provide presence and support to local customers throughout the world.

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Press Contacts:

Headquarters: Silke Kluckert, Public Relations Manager

Phone: +49.30.394931-66, E-mail: press@cortado.com

 

In North America: Megan Easterling, Marketing, Alliance and Communications Manager

Phone: +1 303-487-1302 ex 2410, E-mail: megan.easterling@cortado.com

DIMOCO to Showcase the Latest in Carrier Billing, Mobile Messaging and Payment Service at Mobile World Congress 2017

 

Barcelona & Vienna 20 February 2017 – DIMOCO today announced it will showcase the latest trends and innovations in carrier billing, mobile messaging and payment services at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, February 27 to March 2, at the App Planet Hall 8.1, stand #8.1A67.

 

“It has been a tremendous ride for DIMOCO since the last Mobile World Congress, and this successful industry momentum will be a key area of focus at this year’s show,” said Gerald Tauchner, DIMOCO president and CEO. “The combined presence of the three DIMOCO business entities will encapsulate everything attendees need to know about carrier billing, mobile messaging and payment services.”

DIMOCO to Release the “Future of Digital Payments in Europe 2017”

 DIMOCO’s 2017 publication of “The Future of Digital Payments in Europe” white paper will, once again, be released at the Mobile World Congress. This white paper provides an essential appraisal of the key trends for both carrier billing and payment services in a rapidly developing marketplace. The publication highlights the primary factors shaping market growth and presents a series of recommendations for current and prospective players across the payments value chain. Show attendees can collect a copy of the publication at the DIMOCO exhibition stand.

DIMOCO Carrier Billing Strengthens Presence in Europe and Expands into MENA and Asia Markets

“New carrier billing verticals are poised for strong growth in 2017,” continued Tauchner. “As proof of this opportunity, DIMOCO recently signed its first customer in the iGaming industry in Europe, further strengthening our core business in the region. With this momentum in place, DIMOCO is also on track to gain a foothold in new MENA and Asian markets.”

DIMOCO Carrier Billing has a unique position in the industry as one of the first companies to become a regulated payment institute. In compliance with the requirements of the Payment Services Directive (PSD) and the respective EU-regulations, DIMOCO since MWC 2016 attained a payment service act license from the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA), which was then passported to all 28 EU member states.

 DIMOCO Payment Services to Makes Mobile World Congress Debut

Launched in late 2016, DIMOCO Payment Services introduces merchants to a new way of understanding payments and proactively increase their conversions. The innovative payment service provider (PSP), with a strikingly merchant-centric approach, offers tailor-made solutions for merchants, highly adaptable checkout-pages, risk- and fraud-management tools and dynamic reporting. The state-of-the-art platform is expandable and easy to integrate, aiming to proactively increase success rates through constant and personal monitoring of all transactions.

DIMOCO Messaging to Showcase Advanced Features for its Carrier-Grade Messaging Platform

DIMOCO Messaging powers communications between companies and consumers through their preferred SMS channel.  The company will feature its new carrier-grade messaging platform with advanced capabilities at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The geo-redundant platform supports multiple protocols and interfaces, including powerful features necessary to support businesses in transmitting mission-critical and time-sensitive messages ranging from financial services to retail, healthcare to advertising and much more. The new messaging platform continues to deliver the highest standards of security and reliability while combining state-of-the-art APIs helping to reduce the complexity of sending text messages worldwide and improve customer experience.

“To keep pace with the changing communications landscape, businesses must engage with their customers through the most trusted communication channel on a truly global scale,” said Mathias Höllerl, managing director, DIMOCO Messaging.  “With our industry expertise and unique DIMOCO Messaging platform, these businesses can leverage a direct communication channel to targeted consumers to generate business results.”

Mobile World Congress attendees are encouraged to book an appointment and visit the DIMOCO exhibition stand to speak to the DIMOCO team to learn more about the three DIMOCO business entities.

About DIMOCO

DIMOCO unites three business entities under one umbrella brand – DIMOCO Carrier Billing, DIMOCO Messaging and DIMOCO Payment Services.

DIMOCO Carrier Billing is a European-wide regulated payment institute for carrier billing.  The Fintech Company is a trusted partner of local and global mobile networks and enables almost 1 billion European subscribers to purchase goods and services from merchants and aggregators with their mobile devices which are charged via the operators’ billing system.

DIMOCO Messaging provides carrier-grade, high quality messaging products, enabling clients to communicate to their customers on a truly global scale. DIMOCO leverages relationships with mobile network operators and in-country partners to offer clients direct connectivity while combining local market expertise with fast message delivery.

DIMOCO Payment Services is a payment service provider that processes payments, including card, online bank transfers and SEPA direct debit, for eCommerce merchants. DIMOCO offers a combination of payment methods, tailored industry-specific solutions, transaction risk management tools and flexible value added services.

 

More information:                     dimoco.eu

Blog:                                        blog.dimoco.eu

Twitter:                                     @Dimoco

 

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Press contact:

 

DIMOCO Europe GmbH

Charlotte Newby

+43 1 33 66 888 – 2059

c.newby@dimoco.eu

 

VisiTech for DIMOCO Europe GmbH

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Black Box Redefines the Standards for Premier KVM and AV/IT System Management Platforms with Boxilla

Comprehensive and Centralized Command Center Ideal for Large-Scale Enterprise Deployments

PITTSBURGH, PA, February 7, 2017) – (Integrated Systems Europe 2017, Amsterdam) – Black Box, a world leading technology solutions provider of high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension and switching solutions, today unveiled Boxilla, a premier enterprise-level KVM and AV/IT system management platform, featuring a comprehensive and centralized command center, which provides unparalleled performance, ease of use and security.  

KVM and AV/IT system management professionals face increasing complexity associated with diverse infrastructures and multiple types of end points including physical or virtual machines, applications and networks. Boxilla’s comprehensive ability to manage high-performance KVM, KVM over IP, virtualized end-points, and various AV/IT devices on one centralized command center, empowers administrators to manage multi-environment KVM and AV/IT deployments using a powerful web-enabled and common user-interface.

Boxilla’s premier benefits include:

  • Centralized Configuration Management. Centralized upgrading sends firmware updates over the network. In addition, the configuration of various devices can be centrally backed up and restored, eliminating the need for a technician to go to each device to upgrade firmware or restore the configuration.
  • It automates security management. Boxilla captures all the end points in the system and can detect if hackers are trying to break in. In addition, it quickly identifies refused login or unauthorized login attempts so users know if they are being targeted for hacking. It then correlates that information and gets it back to the administrator quickly and efficiently. If security is compromised, the right people will know it in real time, getting detailed information within about 90 seconds of the event.
  • Ease of use. Boxilla’s comprehensive and centralized command center makes it far more straightforward to manage everything, all across the enterprise. It sends automated commands to network switches and provides a central dashboard for authentication, access control, accountability, troubleshooting and device monitoring. It allows for the upgrading of thousands of remote devices with one click, without ever leaving your seat – let alone the building.
  • Performance Monitoring: It is easy to navigate centralized management, monitor frame per second rate, network latency, dropped frames, bandwidth usage, and user response times. It actively keeps logs of user connections reporting on who’s connected to whom. It also enables device management by providing information on things such as an overloaded network switch, bandwidth usage or device status to address potential problems before they happen.

Boxilla is designed for enterprise-level deployments with large-scale, mission-critical applications involving multiple end-points. In these environments, Boxilla’s ability to streamline and automate the communications between KVM devices becomes highly valuable. For everything from emergency rooms and 911 centers to classrooms and conference rooms, Boxilla is redefining efficiency, simplicity and functionality in high-volume environments.

Boxilla is software upgradable and future-proof. In addition to InvisaPC and virtualized end-points, upcoming planned upgrades in the near future will enable support for other Black Box product families, including DKM, Agility, ControlBridge and Coalesce.

“As one example of Boxilla’s capabilities, our first integration is with Black Box’s InvisaPC solution, the first and only high-performance solution to virtualized KVM systems,” said John Hickey, senior director of research and development and KVM systems at Black Box. “Now with Boxilla, the InvisaPC system is a scalable virtualization solution with a matrix that can scale to an unlimited number of devices expanding its stand-alone capability for a maximum of 32 physical and/or virtual servers.”

Additional background can be found here.

About InvisaPC

InvisaPC bridges the gap between IP-based KVM extension/switching and access to virtual servers. The hardware-based InvisaPC offers plug-and-play connectivity with a receiver installed at each users’ workstation. As an extension and remote desktop solution for KVM, HD video and virtual desktops, this system provides remote access to physical or virtualized CPUs for real-time and high-bandwidth applications.

About Black Box

Black Box is a world leading technology solutions provider specializing in complete high-performance KVM, professional A/V signal distribution and extension and switching solutions for mission-critical applications. Black Box is dedicated to delivering superior project engineering, technical support, and 24/7 customer service you can rely on for your most critical operations. Every day, our customers trust us to design, integrate, and maintain reliable control room solutions for broadcasting, post-production, stadiums & arenas, medical, air traffic control, oil & gas, government & military, and utility industries. Leave the tech to us and our comprehensive technology solutions will deliver secure connections, fast-response times, real-time collaboration and more.

Media Contact: VisiTech PR for Black Box

Moe Lokat +44 7973 306039

or

Suzie Linville +1-303-752-3552 x244

email BB@visitechpr.com, website: https://www.blackbox.com

APOLAN to Drive the Adoption of Passive Optical LAN at BICSI 2016 Winter Conference

Two-day seminar educates on best practices to simplify network design and management with significant cost and energy savings

NEW YORK – January 27, 2016 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that drives the adoption and education about the advantages of passive optical local area networks, today announced its educational seminar showcasing the fundamentals and applications of fiber-based optical networks at BICSI Winter 2016 (booth 536) in Orlando, Florida. The two-day seminar will provide everything an industry professional will need to take advantage of the benefits passive optical LAN offers overcopper-based networks.

Starting January 31, the two-day event will showcase a comprehensive view on passive optical LAN.  This includes the technical best practices and hands-on design experience and installation guidelines for architecture, design and power considerations for passive optical LAN implementations. As part of the seminar curriculum, attendees will be able to earn BICSI continued education credits (CECs).

“Antiquated copper-based cabling and equipment cannot keep pace with increasing industry demands due to limited bandwidth capabilities, management complexity, network maintenance and costly upgrades,” said Thomas C. Ruvarac, APOLAN Chairman. “Passive optical LAN is the only viable solution to accommodate the evolving connectivity needs of the enterprise.”

Seminar attendees will learn to implement a passive optical LAN that delivers three key benefits not possible with copper-based networks:

·       Simplify Network Design and Management – passive optical LAN has a centralized management and simplified architecture that enables easy automation of the LANs installation, initial provisioning, and everyday operations.  Passive optical LAN also provides the ability to convergevideo, data, wireless access, and modern unified communication services at gigabit speeds over a single strand of fiber.

·      Lower Energy Consumption – passive optical LAN requires no power in the network and little cooling needs, reducing energy costs by up to 50 percent compared to copper-based LAN.

·      Increase Cost Savings – passive optical LAN requires significantly less equipment, space and power needs. All these factors significantly lower both capital and operational expenses.

In conjunction with the BICSI conference, APOLAN will host three events on Tuesday February 2, 2016, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Convention Center Hotel, Lake Toho Room located opposite the Registration Desk, near the Fitness Center.

·      10:30 am: Meet & greet tolearn more about APOLAN.  This is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Association. Refreshments and canapés will be provided.

·      11:00 am: Annual Meeting for APOLAN members.  All members are encouraged to attend.

·      12:00 pm: Board of Directors Meeting for board members and officers only.

For more information on APOLAN, or to apply for membership, please visit http://www.apolanglobal.org

About The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN)

The Association for Passive Optical LAN is a non-profit organization that is driving adoption, and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passiveoptical LAN technology. Through its members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in themarketplace, the Association hopes to help design engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments succeed with passive optical LAN. For more information, visit http://www.apolanglobal.org/

New ThinPrint Partner Program: Free Online Membership, Immediate Technical Support for Projects

Enhanced partner program allows resellers free entry and delivers range of new benefits including technical assistance for projects, price advantages and incentives

(DENVER/BERLIN, January 27, 2016) ThinPrint, provider of the world’s leading print management software, kicks off the new year with a significantly improved partner program. The most important change isthat entry as a registered reseller is now free. The new program provides extensive support for sales and marketing along with technical support during rollout of projects.

Since its beginning more than 16 years ago, ThinPrint has opted for distribution completely through its channel partners. Now, with the new partner program, it’s free to start as a registered reseller. Onboarding is as easy as entering details on the ThinPrint website https://www.thinprint.com/en-us/Partners/Becomeapartner, without any administrative overhead. New partners immediately benefit from price advantages, along with free technical consulting when planning and implementing registered projects. Additionally, ThinPrint offers free training to strengthen partners’ know-how. Marketing and sales can also count on more support. For example, an incentive program focused on registered projects rewards dedicated employees.

Partners who prove their activities and ThinPrint know-how through marketing campaigns, training participation and successful projects are awarded Certified Partner status.Additionally, these partners benefit from cash-back offers for license sales related to registered projects, exclusive consulting and support conditions, lucrative sponsorship options for marketing activities and, for the duration of the partnership, free licenses for test and demo purposes. For each registered project, a dedicated ThinPrint contact person is on hand for assistance.

“We have made entry into our Partner Program significantly easier. Partners now benefit from a wide-range of advantages”, said Frank Hoffmann, member of the Executive Board at ThinPrint. “In addition to discounts, free technical support for registered-project installations is worth mentioning.  New partners now benefit immediately from their first ThinPrint project. They are fully supported and they can complete their projects successfully and with highly-satisfied customers.”

More information about the ThinPrint Partner Program can be found at www.thinprint.com/new-partnerprogram

Net Insight Announces Tata Communications as First Customer Using Truly Live OTT Solution

Companies sign framework agreement to deliver global, truly live OTT service

 Stockholm, Sweden, November 25, 2015 – Net Insight, the leading provider of live, interactive and on-demand media transport, today announces that global communications service provider Tata Communications is Net Insight’s first customer to implement its truly live over-the-top (OTT) solution globally. The two companies have signed a framework agreement covering the use of Net Insight’s solution, which enables Tata Communications to integrate Net Insight’s solution in its Media Ecosystem, including its Video Connect service, underpinned by the company’s global network. This will allow Tata Communications to provide its media and entertainment customers with a range of live OTT content management and delivery services.

 Traditional OTT content delivery is not built for live OTT, as it is optimized for video on demand (VoD) and catch-up TV. Because of this, solutions are ill equipped for the delivery of live OTT with unpredictable delay and critical synchronization issues. They are unable to deliver multiscreen TV so that every viewer, using any device, experiences the exact same content at the same time.

Net Insight’s live OTT solution enables customers to overcome live OTT challenges by harmonizing the 1st and 2nd screen. With unprecedented capability to synchronize multiscreen TV in real time, Net Insight paves the way for the monetization of the massive commercial value found in live content, such as major international sports events. In addition to synchronization, the 1st and 2nd screens will be integrated, enabling the 2nd screen to serve as an extension of the viewing experience and a tool for interactivity. The combination of synchronization and the integrated 2nd screen opens up significant business potential via viewer engagement with advertising; interactivity in gaming, truly live interactive betting, voting and polling, and as a device to interact via social media – all within the real-time TV viewing experience.

“The OTT market is growing rapidly, driven by people’s hunger to watch their favorite shows, anytime, anywhere, on any device, but to-date, the time lag with OTT content delivery has prevented its widespread use with live events.” says Brian Morris, vice president & general manager, Global Media and Entertainment services, Tata Communications. “By building Net Insight’s innovative technology into our global Media Ecosystem, we can empower media companies to manage, deliver and broadcast live OTT content in sync, anywhere in the world, and to harness live sports and music events for additional revenues, as people’s evolving content consumption habits continue to disrupt the industry.”

“We have worked closely with Tata Communications for many years and as a result of the company’s willingness to drive market innovation and ability to move swiftly, Tata Communications’ global customers can now experience a truly live OTT service.” said Fredrik Tumegård CEO of Net Insight. “Net Insight’s ability to support truly live OTT services and harmonize TV across multi-user or multi-devices is game-changing and will put service providers back into the OTT value chain.”

Net Insight AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on November 25, 2015 at 08.30 CET.

For further information, please contact:

Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight, +46 8 685 04 00, fredrik.tumegard@netinsight.net

Per Lindgren, SVP strategy and business development, +46 8 685 04 00, per.lindgren@netinsight.net

 

About Net Insight

 The company’s solutions enable live, interactive and on-demand media transport, with operational simplicity, to let customers focus on delivering the best possible experience to their audiences. Net Insight’s strength lies in enabling lossless video transport at any scale, from live contribution via the Internet, to ultra-high-definition distribution in managed media networks spanning the globe.

 More than 500 world-class customers run mission critical media services using Net Insight’s solutions, covering more than 60 countries worldwide. Net Insight is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm.

For more information, please visit www.netinsight.net

About TATA Communications

For more information, please visit www.tatacommunications.com

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