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Mosaik Solutions Releases 2014 Wireless Competitive Landscape Infographic, Reflecting Upon a Constantly Evolving Telecom Ecosystem

Annual infographic affirms Mosaik’s leadership with telecom market research, network visualizations and analysis

MEMPHIS, TENN. – August 27, 2014  Mosaik Solutions, the global source for geospatial network intelligence, today announces the availability of its 2014 Wireless Competitive Landscape infographic. This year’s infographic reveals new and expanding competitive verticals in the North American marketplace based on the company’s wireless network database and geospatial analytical skills. The infographic leverages Mosaik’s 25+ years of experience in the telecom industry and its position as the trusted source for unbiased industry insights.

“In the last year, the industry has experienced many changes with telecom acquisitions, global network expansion, spectrum auction planning and Wi-Fi network growth,” said Bryan Darr, founder and CEO of Mosaik Solutions. “Mosaik’s infographic shows off just a small amount of our extensive telecom network data intelligence, analytical and visualization capabilities that help our clients be more successful.”

This year, Mosaik refreshed the annual infographic with new elements, including cable Wi-Fi deployments, LTE network expansion and 600 MHz auction boundaries. The map image on the left highlights how businesses can benefit from the company’s wireless infrastructure capabilities, including network validation and performance, multi-level coverage intelligence and mapping solutions.

Key highlights from the infographic include:

  • As of July 2014, 99 percent of the U.S. population are covered by at least one LTE network
  • While not reflected as a number on the infographic, Mosaik also found that 84.9 percent of the U.S. population are covered by at least two LTE networks
  • Since March 2013, LTE networks in the U.S. covered 7.8 million additional people
  • 23.5 percent of the U.S. population can choose from at least five network operators – down 59 percent from last year due to industry consolidation

The 2014 Wireless Competitive Landscape infographic exemplifies the breadth of Mosaik Solutions’ capabilities. With the company’s unique team composition, the infographic is produced entirely in-house. It leverages the largest wireless network coverage database in the world, vast geospatial processing capabilities, telecom domain knowledge and graphic design expertise available from Mosaik Solutions.

Printed posters of the 2014 Wireless Competitive Landscape infographic are available at Mosaik Solutions’ CCA booth #212 and CTIA Super Mobility Week booth #4641.

Click here (5 MB) to download a copy of the Wireless Competitive Landscape infographic.

For more information on Mosaik Solutions visit 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, we empower better strategic and tactical decisions with accurate datasets, flexible software and responsive professional services. We also help our clients attract and retain more customers with tailored marketing solutions.

Cortado and VMware Extend Their OEM Partnership

Berlin/Denver, 26 August 2014 – Cortado, with its ThinPrint technology making it the global market leader for printing in virtual environments, and VMware, after seven years of working together, have extended their OEM partnership for an additional eight years.

More and more companies worldwide are relying on desktop virtualization. But they often forget that printing is essential for a positive desktop experience and also a major challenge, especially in virtual, distributed environments. If printing isn’t incorporated into the virtualization strategy from the beginning, it can quickly lead to the failure of the entire project.

For this reason, Cortado and VMware entered into an OEM partnership in 2007 for the integration of ThinPrint basic technology into VMware solutions. Now this agreement has been extended for another eight years. Every company with VMware end-user computing solutions prints automatically and seamlessly with the integrated ThinPrint technology.

“The extension of our partnership through 2022 clearly shows VMware’s confidence in our technology,” said Charlotte Künzell, CIO of Cortado AG. “Our solutions, matured for 15 years, have made us the leading provider for printing in virtual environments overall.”

“From the beginning, printing has been important to our customers,” said Mason Uyeda, senior director, end user computing, VMware. “We look forward to continuing working with Cortado to provide our customers with a more seamless, positive user experience and sophisticated printing solution.”

For installations that require the seamless integration of print servers and network servers, as well as additional functions like bandwidth control, tracking and reporting, VMware customers can upgrade to the ThinPrint Engine. A free demo version can be downloaded at http://www.thinprint.com/de-de/ressourcensupport/ressourcen/software.aspx

Press release and photos can be found here: www.thinprint.com/press

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

VMware is a registered trademark of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

ThinPrint Provides Optimized Printing Support for New Use Cases with VMware Horizon 6

Cortado’s ThinPrint Engine solution ideal for printing with desktop and RDSH

(Berlin/Denver, August 25, 2014) At the VMworld 2014 conference in San Francisco, Cortado, maker of the leading print solution ThinPrint and longtime OEM partner of VMware, announces complete printing support of VMware Horizon 6. Version 10 of the ThinPrint Engine, which was released this year, adds to the OEM solution with functions like ThinShare for print data compression in all printing paths, and the virtual print driver, ThinPrint Output Gateway for driver-free printing, even in Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) environments.

VMware recently released VMware Horizon™ 6 (with View), a complete desktops and application virtualization solution. With Horizon™ 6, VMware now supports the delivery of virtual desktops alongside RDSH (formerly Microsoft Terminal Server) and published applications.

Cortado has been an OEM partner of VMware for six years. ThinPrint Engine 10 supports the VMware Horizon™ 6 release with an optimized print solution that provides printing support for virtual desktops, Remote Desktop Services (RDS) remote apps, software as a service (SaaS) apps and much more.

With ThinPrint Engine, it is possible to keep the virtual desktops and RDS hosted applications, as well as the physical workstations completely free of printer drivers, and to provide end users with an interface for all printers regardless of the manufacturer. This is extremely useful when, for example, virtual desktops/applications are used together with thin clients and local or network printers.

Challenges in virtual environments are often presented by the high volume of data passed across the network when printing. ThinPrint solves this by dramatically compressing print data up to 98 percent. At the same time, printing performance is improved with functions like ThinPrint SpeedCache, support for advanced printing options– including finishing, and font management. The ThinPrint Engine is particularly easy for IT to implement because, it is already partially integrated.

“With Horizon 6, VMware has released a comprehensive solution that addresses new use cases for customers. Cortado has over 15 years of experience in this area — and we know that printing is a requirement for user acceptance and is critical for the success of many desktop and application virtualization projects,” said Thorsten Hesse, product manager ThinPrint at Cortado AG. “As the leading solution in the field of virtual printing with more than 20,000 enterprise customers, we are clearly the best possible complement to VMware Horizon 6.”

The ThinPrint Engine 10 can be tested for 30 days without obligation: www.thinprint.com/10-demo

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

About Cortado

Cortado – formerly ThinPrint – has delivered solutions for the modern working world since 1999. Enterprise mobility, printing, virtualization and BYOD are the main focus of the company. Cortado combines innovative devices such as smartphones and tablets with the customary requirements of office work, in teams and beyond space and system boundaries.

Easy for users, innovative, reliable, and with a high return on investment. These are the distinguishing features of Cortado products. No other company focuses so much on the issue of consumerization. By constantly evaluating feedback from users of its free cloud services available in all major app stores, Cortado continuously improves its products. These foundations allow Cortado to optimally implement an enterprise mobility strategy for businesses of all sizes.

Cortado established itself internationally with ThinPrint, the leading printer virtualization technology, which is used in 116 countries by thousands of companies. Even the biggest customers of Citrix XenApp and Microsoft Remote Desktop Services rely on ThinPrint. Via a long-term OEM partnership, VMware integrates ThinPrint technology.

The advantages of printer virtualization will only increase, also for cloud providers and in networks with physical desktops. Results are significant cost savings, immensely reduced helpdesk requests and noticeably more satisfied employees.

Over 20,000 enterprise customers with 5 up to 150,000 employees, as well as hundreds of thousands of individual users worldwide rely on Cortado solutions. As an internationally operating company, and founder of the Cloud Printing Alliance, Cortado employs over 220 highly skilled employees at its headquarters in Berlin, Germany and in its branch offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, France and Japan. Cortado was a winner of the 2013 and 2014 Great Place to Work® competition and is named as one of the “Best Employers in Berlin-Brandenburg”.

VMware and VMware Horizon™ are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word “partner” or “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

APOLAN to Highlight Passive Optical LAN Advancements

The Association to lead webinar discussion on benefits of fiber optics in enterprise LAN and across extended campus

NEW YORK, August 25, 2014 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN), a non-profit organization that is driving adoption and educating the market about the advantages of passive optical LAN, is hosting a webinar on Thursday, August 28 at 11 a.m. to noon EDT to discuss how passive optical LAN is changing the way businesses design local area networks (LANs).

Passive optical LAN provides tremendous improvements in the design, installation and operation of LANs. Compared to outdated copper-based infrastructure, passive optical LAN provides substantial savings in capex and opex, simplifies network moves, adds and changes and can reach much farther, 12.5 miles or more, than legacy LAN designs.

APOLAN invites CIOs, IT managers, design engineers, architects and building owners to attend to learn more.

The webinar will discuss how recent rapid passive optical LAN deployments have resulted in:

  • Less space used due to smaller, lighter and less expensive cables that reduce pathway and space requirements
  • Cost savings by converging services and whole networks over a fiber-based LAN infrastructure
  • Active components being replaced by low maintenance and highly reliable passive components that don’t require power
  • Protection of investments by extending the structured cabling life span through the use of single-mode fiber
  • Energy savings by eliminating the need for mid-span electronics, power and cooling infrastructures

Leading the discussion from APOLAN is Dave Cunningham – APOLAN president (Tellabs), John Short – APOLAN vice president (IBM) and Blaine Overstreet – APOLAN board chairman (Leidos).

Please visit this site to register: http://bit.ly/apolan828

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 passive optical LAN technology. Through its members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, 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/

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Association for Passive Optical LAN Welcomes Former Key Technology Policy-Maker as Ambassador

Passive optical LAN gets support from former Virginia Governor, U.S. Senator and devoted advocate for technological innovation

NEW YORK, August 19, 2014 – The Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN) today announced that George Allen, former Governor of Virginia and U.S. Senator, has joined the organization as an ambassador, sponsored by VT Group. Governor Allen will play a key role in carrying out the APOLAN’s mission to advocate for the education and global adoption of passive optical networks in the local area network (LAN) industry.

Fiber-based passive optical LAN is the next generation of enterprise LAN infrastructure. It provides the simplicity, scale and bandwidth to address current and future needs, while minimizing costly and disruptive cabling and equipment upgrades. Passive optical LAN delivers substantial capex and opex savings over traditional copper-based LAN, achieving significant savings in almost every aspect of an implementation, including equipment costs, power, cooling, installation and floor space. It is the optimized means to deliver voice, video, data, wireless access, security and high-performance building automation for the federal government and commercial enterprise.

“The potential of passive optical LAN is tremendous and its adoption will grow exponentially because it outperforms copper-based LAN in every way,” said Governor Allen. “APOLAN has been at the forefront of leading the shift to passive optical LAN. Through its efforts, I envision all new office buildings, hotels, conference centers, dorms, libraries or any facility with more than 100 users will use passive optical LAN for better and more secure connectivity and to achieve energy-efficient, high-capacity buildings. With passive optical LAN – the future is now!”

“Governor Allen’s forward thinking and dedication to driving technological innovation is a perfect match for the APOLAN,” said Dave Cunningham, president of the APOLAN. “Governor Allen joining the Association as ambassador demonstrates the success of our mission and opens the door to new opportunities that will accelerate the institutionalization of passive optical LAN.”

During Allen’s time in the Senate, he advocated for policies to make America a leader in technology innovation. He served as Chairman of the Senate High Tech Task Force and created the Competitiveness Caucus. He founded the Nanotechnology Caucus with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), with whom he also co-sponsored the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research & Development Act in 2003 and the Internet Tax Freedom Act in 2004. He also sponsored the Minority Serving Institution Digital and Wireless Technology Opportunity Act of 2005 and introduced a $1,000 per-child Education Opportunity Tax Credit in 2001, a modified version of which was passed later that year. During his time as Governor, he dedicated his time to transforming Virginia into the “Silicon Dominion” as a leader in information technology and semiconductor fabrications.

In 2007, Allen founded George Allen Strategies, which provides companies and individuals with insightful and effective counsel, consulting and strategic advice on a range of issues including energy, technology and business development. He serves on the boards of directors/advisors of several technology companies, including VT Group, Nano Risk Assessment and Armada Hoffler (AHH: NYSE). Allen is also the Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar for the Young America’s Foundation. He is Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative of the National Association of Manufacturers. He holds a B.A. with distinction in history and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

For more information or to apply for membership, 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 passive optical LAN technology. Through its members comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, 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/

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