Vodafone Selects Edgeware for FTTH Video Delivery in the Netherlands

Edgeware´s D-VDN Solution enabled Vodafone NL to rapidly deploy video on demand and catch-up TV over its high-speed fiber network  

 Los Angeles – April 30, 2014 – The Cable Show Booth 1304) – Edgeware, the technology leader in distributed video delivery, today announced that Vodafone NL has deployed Edgeware´s Distributed Video Delivery Networks (D-VDN) Solution to deliver the Vodafone Thuis service to its Dutch fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers.

“Edgeware’s highly scalable D-VDN Solution enabled us to rapidly deploy advanced video services over our high speed fiber network,” said Ruud van den Oosterkamp, IPTV project lead at Vodafone Netherlands.

“We are excited to be part of Vodafone´s innovative multi-service delivery platform which we see as one of the first examples of an emerging trend with mobile operators moving into the video delivery space,” said Joachim Roos, CEO and founder of Edgeware. “With our unified video delivery solution we are well positioned to provide the scalability and quality of experience needed for mobile communication providers like Vodafone to deploy successful next-generation video services over converged networks.”

The Edgeware D-VDN enabled the launch of the Thuis service over Vodafone´s own fiber network following the acquisition of Dutch FTTH provider Wiericke last year. The service was deployed within less than six months and offers three all-in-one packages including high speed internet (50, 100 or 500 MB), phone calls, an extensive Video on Demand library including movies and series, as well as 53 digital TV channels with a 10 day catch up library from public broadcasters and channels.

The Edgeware Distributed Video Delivery Network (D-VDN) is a highly optimized IP video delivery solution that enables operators to quickly implement and scale a full range of services with true pay-TV quality to all devices. The fully consolidated caching, recording and delivery network provides highly efficient network recording for on-demand TV services such as catch-up TV and Cloud DVR.

Meet Edgeware at the Cable Show in Los Angeles. Visit Edgeware at booth 1304.

About Vodafone Netherlands

Vodafone Netherlands is part of the Vodafone Group, one of the world’s largest mobile Telecom operators with 419 million customers, and is ranked the second largest Mobile operator in the Netherlands with 5.3 million customers. Vodafone has headquarters in Amsterdam and Maastricht, and offices in Eindhoven, Capelle aan den IJssel and Bodegraven. Vodafone currently is participating in equity capital in over 30 countries across five continents and approximately 50 partner networks worldwide. For more information, go to www.vodafone.nl and www.vodafone.com.

About Edgeware

Edgeware is the technology leader in distributed video delivery networks, designed to allow operators to monetize video services such as video on demand (VOD), time shift TV and network Personal Video Recorder (nPVR), as well as offering wholesale Content Delivery Networking (CDN) management services. Edgeware provides the video delivery systems needed to offer video services across managed and unmanaged networks, with the ability to reach any screen, at any time, with any content. Edgeware is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with a U.S. office in Boxborough, Massachusetts.

For further information, please visit www.edgeware.tv

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BitTitan Announces Standalone Desktop Deployment Solution to Automate Configuration of Outlook Clients to Office 365

Automated desktop configuration solution delivers flexibility and optimized project management for any company, regardless of size

KIRKLAND, Wash. – April 30, 2014 – BitTitan, the IT change automation expert for cloud-based migration and onboarding, today announced its standalone BitTitan Desktop Deployment solution to enable quick and easy, automated configuration of Outlook® clients to Microsoft® Office 365. From SMBs and enterprises to partners, consultants and resellers, the solution’s flexibility, scalability and optimized project management capabilities save significant time, money and resources.

BitTitan Desktop Deployment automates the configuration of existing Outlook clients to connect to Office 365 accounts. Previously available only as a part of BitTitan’s end-to-end Office 365 onboarding solution, UserActivation™, BitTitan Desktop Deployment can now be used on its own as a company’s desktop configuration agent as well as with BitTitan’s email migration solution, MigrationWiz. This gives companies the flexibility to choose the right product and process for the right project, including Office 365 greenfield deployments.

With BitTitan Desktop Deployment, companies can configure Outlook through customized end-user emails or through group policy, eliminating the need for the time and labor-intensive setup of each individual desktop. This is ideal for companies with a remote or disperse workforce, eliminating the need travel to each location to configure individual desktops. By fully automating the configuration of Outlook, Desktop Deployment enables a unique end-user experience, requiring minimal time investment and no downtime. Users are simply prompted to click a link, copy and paste an authentication code and establish a new password.

Through a web-based portal, companies and IT administrators can manage and optimize the entire Outlook configuration project. Users can access comprehensive status reports, review project errors, set up batch deployment and view who has, or has not, installed the desktop configuration agent or completed the configuration. BitTitan Desktop Deployment also works with any Office 365 migration strategy and simplifies POP migration. For added security, Desktop Deployment creates a new profile rather than repurposing the existing profile.

“Making the shift to Office 365 can already be a complex, risky, time-consuming and expensive process – nobody should worry about whether or not their email is coming with them,” said Geeman Yip, CEO and founder of BitTitan. “With BitTitan Desktop Deployment, we’re not only making Outlook configuration quick and easy by removing the need to manually configure each desktop, we’re also making it available for any company, whether it has ten or a thousand users.”

Desktop Deployment is now available as a pilot with general availability slated for July 2013.

For more information about BitTitan Desktop Deployment, visit http://www.bittitan.com/desktopdeployment.

For more information about MigrationWiz, visit http://www.bittitan.com/migrationwiz.

For more information about UserActivation, visit http://www.bittitan.com/useractivation.

About BitTitan:
BitTitan is the IT change automation expert that delivers end-to-end solutions for migration and onboarding challenges. Unlike competitive solutions, BitTitan removes barriers to change, including complexity, risk, cost and time constraints. With IT change automation, users can be current, have a choice, maintain control and eliminate chaos. Its globally recognized products, MigrationWiz™, UserActivation™ and SmtpLogic™, deliver tailored solutions for today’s challenges, such as Office 365 onboarding and email migration. The credible, safe and trusted choice for both direct and partner channels, BitTitan has migrated more than 1 million mailboxes to the cloud in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit www.BitTitan.com.

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Cortado Workplace 7 Transfers Files Easily Between PCs & iOS 7 Devices – Without Cables & iTunes

Cortado’s new app transfers files easily and instantly to various devices for further online and offline editing

(BERLIN/DENVER, April 9, 2014) Cortado has released a new version of its free productivity app,Cortado Workplace, for all devices running with iOS 7 or later. Cortado Workplace 7 enables files to be easily transferred between computers and iPhones or iPads, without cables and iTunes. They are therefore available both quickly and easily offline on the mobile device. Vice versa, they are also available in the online cloud storage. Lastly, the user interface of Cortado Workplace 7 has also been completely updated.

To transfer files back and forth between iPhones, iPads and computers is generally only possible via a cable connection or via iTunes. The new Cortado Workplace 7 offers an alternative: by simply using any browser on the computer, files can be easily transferred, without any cables and having to use iTunes. Therefore, files are available offline, so even without a data connection. Afterwards they can then be viewed, shared with others, printed or used with other apps via Open In. It’s just as simple in the opposite direction too. Files edited on the iPad will be uploaded with Cortado Workplace in the online storage. They are then immediately available on a PC or Mac and can be edited further if required.

In addition, Cortado Workplace 7 includes a completely redesigned interface that was inspired by how iOS 7 users interact with their devices and their demands on the user-friendliness of apps. Also new with version 7 is that users can browse ZIP files and unzip them.

“With our Cortado Workplace 7, transferring files in any direction has never been this easy. Using the app is extremely intuitive and fully meets the demands of iOS 7 users. In terms of design, user interface and functionality we have achieved a major step forward,” said Carsten Mickeleit, Cortado CEO. “We are looking forward to the feedback from both existing and new users.”

Long-standing innovations like printing with smartphones and tablets are also included in CortadoWorkplace 7.

Cortado Workplace 7 for iPhone is now available to download, the iPad app has also been recently made available in the app store.

For further information and to download Cortado Workplace 7, visit http://cortado.com/workplace7.

The solution is also available as an on-premise, enterprise version. Cortado Corporate Server 7 is available as a free demo version at: www.cortado.com/ccs7-demo

This press release is available online and may be downloaded at: www.cortado.com/press

Cortado Offers Users Full Control Over Security of Shared Files

With Cortado Workplace, users can now choose between highly secure or especially easy file sharing

 (BERLIN/DENVER, April 15, 2014) Cortado, provider of the free productivity app CortadoWorkplace, has just released a new web version of the app. The newest version uniquely offers different ways to share files. This includes a highly-secure option with a personalized link or a simple link, including a file preview, that is easily forwarded on to others.

Whether it’s photos, presentations, videos or documents, users want to share their files with family, friends and acquaintances. Most providers rely on a simple link shared with others via e-mail. It’s quick and easy for the user, security however, is one area that remains a challenge.

Cortado Workplace takes a different approach and provides users with complete control when sharing their files. Depending on the scenario and the file, either an especially secure or extremely easy way of sharing files is available. With just a single click, the user has the freedom to choose which option they want.

When a file is selected to be shared in Cortado Workplace, it can be done either privately or publicly. For the private version, a personalized link is sent with a personal message from the sender. The file can only be accessed by the recipient of the e-mail. This makes it ideal for confidential or sensitive files. When the user chooses public sharing, the recipient is sent a link through which he can download the file or forward it on to others, if desired.

Both options have a range of advantages, including an optional data-optimized preview, which allows various document types to be viewed on virtually any smartphone or tablet. With the new browser version of Cortado Workplace, it is also possible to share entire folders as a ZIP file. Sharing vacation photos or a large number of documents is now easier than ever.

“Our approach to sharing files with personalized links is unique and places the focus squarely on data security,” said Carsten Mickeleit, CEO at Cortado. “With the additional approach of public sharing, we give users the freedom to choose exactly what level of security they require for each document in a folder when sharing.”

More information and the option to download Cortado Workplace as the new browser version or as native apps for iOS, Android or BlackBerry can be found at workplace.cortado.com

This press release and the press photo are available online and ready for download:www.cortado.com/press

Mosaik Solutions Partners with The Cable Center to Chronicle History of Cable Industry

Company leverages its geospatial network intelligence to enhance The Center’s educational initiatives

LOS ANGELES – The Cable Show 2014 – April 29, 2014 – Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces a new partnership with The Cable Center. Mosaik’s comprehensive network intelligence will be leveraged as part of The Cable Center’s educational initiatives to document the industry’s rich history. Through the partnership, the two organizations will work together to visually depict the major industry events that have molded the cable industry.

A survey of cable professionals will be the first of a series of initiatives to identify the industry’s top historic events, including mergers, buyouts, acquisitions, technological innovations and more. This data, combined with Mosaik’s extensive and accurate catalog of network coverage data and breadth of creative, GIS, software and industry expertise, will visualize the evolution of the industry. The final product, The Cable History Infographic, will be unveiled at The Cable Show 2015.

“The cable industry has progressed extensively since its beginnings and remains a rapidly changing market to this day,” said Bryan Darr, CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “By combining efforts, The Cable Center and Mosaik will be able to equip current and future industry players with an understanding of the industry’s unique history, the key trends impacting it and its foreseeable future.”

Mosaik is a trusted source for network intelligence, having worked with tier-one cable vendors such as Comcast and Time Warner Cable. To date, the company houses and maintains geospatial datasets that are considered the industry standard for network coverage information.

“The network intelligence and industry know-how that Mosaik Solutions brings to the table makes it the perfect partner for The Cable Center,” said Larry Satkowiak, president and CEO of The Cable Center. “The partnership will help us continue to celebrate the entrepreneurial sprit of cable’s founders and provide the knowledge and background that today’s professionals need to continue pushing the industry forward.”

All current and former industry players, whether CEOs, programmers, vendors, suppliers, are encouraged to participate in the cable history survey. The survey is available online at:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9BPWNV3

For more information please contact Cody Maxwell at cody.maxwell@mosaik.com

About Mosaik Solutions

Mosaik Solutions builds world-class desktop and mobile applications backed by comprehensive telecom network intelligence. As an agile team of researchers, creatives and mapping experts, Mosaik Solutions empowers better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. Mosaik Solutions also helps clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions. Visit www.mosaik.com to learn more.

About The Cable Center

Based in Denver, Colorado, The Cable Center is a nonprofit organization serving the cable telecommunications industry.  The Cable Center is the home of the Cable Hall of Fame, recognizing individuals for their outstanding contributions to the industry, and of the Barco Library, the world’s largest collection of cable-related information and resources. Please visit www.cablecenter.org for more information.