In the News

— April 14, 2008

NextWave and Alcatel-Lucent are collaborating to deliver a next-generation WiMAX broadcast solution. Alcatel-Lucent's suite of WiMAX products will incorporate NextWave's MXtv technology, which provides the broadcast  and unicast of voice, data and media over individual streams. MXtv allows improved delivery of rich content without having to invest in new infrastructure.

Sybase iAnywhere is supporting Apple's iPhone within its Information Anywhere suite. Information Anywhere enables iPhone support without requiring changes to an enterprise's messaging infrastructure. It also supports the native iPhone email client and provides secure access to contact data, including corporate
directory and personal contacts.

Email systems provider PostPath is also supporting Apple's iPhone, which will incorporate Microsoft ActiveSync following its next software upgrade. Though PostPath isn't a Microsoft email server, it offers native compatibility with ActiveSync and Exchange.

AT&T is bringing Webalo's Mobile Dashboard service to retail enterprises. The Dashboard helps mobile retail professionals access real-time business intelligence via mobile devices. Using the service, managers can view KPIs across stores, region, divisions and company; executives can evaluate the effectiveness of point of sale promotions; and buyers can tap into sales information for consumer goods and respond effectively.  

QED Connect launched a new IM Manager feature as part of its Omni Manager
product. IM Manager allows I.T. administrators to record and archive all instant messages taking place on PCs, notebooks and handheld devices anywhere in the world.

Following a trend among institutions of higher learning, Texas Southern University is deploying MIR3's enterprise notification service campus-wide. inCampusAlert delivers messages via cellular and landline phones, SMS, email, fax and pagers to students, employees, first responders and customers during an emergency.

Roto-Rooter has deployed Gearworks' eTrace software to its 1,900 field technicians. eTrace leverages GPS technology via the Sprint wireless network to improve management of field-based employees. Roto-Rooter reports a variety of benefits since the deployment, including more service calls conducted daily by each technician. In addition, the number of job re-audits has decreased to 9% of jobs from 31% before the deployment.

Illinois-based Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants has deployed Aruba Networks' wireless LAN and secure mobility solution across its 28 clinic sites. Aruba's Adaptive Radio Management technology solved the Consultants' problem of wireless interference from neighboring clinics.

Boxtone unveiled the latest version of its BlackBerry mobile user management, monitoring and support software. Upgrades to Boxtone version 3.1 include so-called SmartMP technology, which enables real-time transaction flow monitoring, and a modular platform based on I.T. Infrastructure Library. 

Business customers with AT&T can now enjoy the WiFi-enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8120 from Research in Motion. The addition of another dual-mode device to the RIM line of handheld products is an interesting move as the UMA and FMC markets continue to mature.

Remote Dynamics adds new Web 2.0 features to the latest version of its REDIview wireless asset tracking solution. The most notable improvements include the incorporation of satellite aerial imagery to allow users to view the location of assets in relation to a predetermined site; and enhanced sensor logic that enables managers to be notified when a real-time exception, such as a vehicle door being opened or the power being removed, has occurred.

There's finally a wireless device that benefits the disabled. KNFB Reading Technology's new line of Reader Mobile products, which include the knfbReader Mobile and the kReader Mobile, incorporate intelligent image-tracking and text-to-speech technology into Nokia E82 mobile phones. Using the devices' camera, users can photograph signs, menus, currency, receipts or any other printed surface and listen as the content is read aloud.


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