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Champion ONE Launches New Line of Single Fiber (Bi-Di) CWDM SFP Transceivers

Champion ONE, a leading supplier of open standards-based compatible transceivers and networking solutions, today announced the general availability of its new 2.5G bidirectional (bi-di) coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) SFP hot-pluggable transceivers. This transceiver joins Champion ONE’s successful Passport™ portfolio of universally compatible transceivers. Click here for more.

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Amazon launches Fire TV set-top box

Amazon has launched its TV streaming device, Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has launched its TV streaming device, Amazon Fire TV

Amazon has launched its much-anticipated TV streaming device, Amazon Fire TV, taking on the likes of Apple TV and Roku with its own internet-connect set-top.

Available to order now in the US, the small US$ 99 (€72) box makes it easy for viewers to access Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service from their TVs – as well services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Watch ESPN and Showtime.

Among the features of the device is voice search, which users can activate by pressing a button and speaking into their remote. The box can also be paired with an Amazon Fire Game Controller, letting users play video games from major firms including EA, Disney and Ubisoft.

“Tiny box, huge specs, tons of content, incredible price—people are going to love Fire TV,” said Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos. “Our open approach gives you not just Amazon Instant Video and Prime Instant Video, but also Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. On Fire TV you can watch Alpha House and House of Cards.”

Amazon claims that the set-top includes a quad-core processor that has three times the processing power of Apple TV, Chromecast, or Roku 3 devices.

It also comes with 2GB of memory – four times the memory of these rivals, allowing content to load faster and games to run smoother, according to Amazon.

At launch Amazon said that the device will offer more than 200,000 movies and TV episodes from Amazon Instant Video alone. More than 100 games are also available with “thousands more” coming in the next month.

A feature called ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) will also help to predict which movies and TV episodes viewers will want to watch and pre-buffers them for playback so that they will start instantly.

Users can also use Amazon Fire TV to view their own photos and personal videos on their TV, and to access music streaming services like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.

Fire TV is being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and supports 1080p HD video as well as 7.1 Dolby surround sound.

SIMalliance Updates Open Mobile API and Launches Complementing Test Specification

The SIMalliance has release the latest update to its Open Mobile API Specification v2.05, together with the launch of the accompanying Open Mobile API Test Specification v1.0. Click here for more.


Squirro Launches New Advanced AI Platform TRINITY to Enable Machine Learning to Deliver Insights Driven Applications across the Enterprise

NEW YORK andSquirro, the advanced context intelligence and insights solution provider, has announced the launch of its new platform TRINITY, an advanced technology that places Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) right at the heart of the enterprise. Click here for more.

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Faraday Launches SoReal! 2.0 Virtual Platform to Support Its FPGA Board for Early SoC Software Development

Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today announced the availability of its SoReal!™ 2.0 Virtual Platform. The upgraded solution enables Faraday’s SoCreative!™ FPGA board to connect to the customized SoC virtual platform, becoming a mixed prototyping approach. A key benefit of this platform is that it enables newly developed designs to be integrated into the FPGA to help customers start early SoC software development without the extra IP modeling efforts. Click here for more.

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ArriveHome Launches Real Estate App with REcolorado, Giving Home Shoppers the Fastest Way to See a Property for Sale

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. , Sept.andnbsp;ArriveHome LLC, a real estate technology company, and REcolorado, the provider of the top home search site and largest multiple listing service (MLS) in Colorado , today announced the launch of the new ArriveHome app for iOS and Android mobile devices. Additionally, the two companies announced a partnership that will give REcolorado’s 22,000 subscribers exclusive access to the app. Click here for more.

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Talkdesk Launches Context Mobile, First-in-Market Offering to Revolutionize Contact Center Industry

NEW YORK , Sept.andnbsp;Today at the Talkdesk Road Show in New York , Talkdesk, the leading intelligent cloud contact center platform, unveiled Talkdesk Context, a suite of products that provides up-to-the minute intelligence on customer self-service activity to live contact center agents, so they can quickly understand and resolve customer issues.andnbsp;Context Mobile is the first product to launch within the Talkdesk Context product suite. Click here for more.

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Custom Business Solutions Launches Reseller Network for NorthStar Order Entry Point of Sale System

RetailNOW Booth #738 – Custom Business Solutions (CBS), a leading hospitality technology service provider, today announces plans to develop a nationwide reseller network for NorthStar Order Entry, the company’s signature cloud-based software point of sale (POS) solution. Click here for more.

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Billaway Launches andquot;Real Time Redemptionandquot; – Enabling Consumers to Take a Survey, Earn Money and Apply it to Free Airtime Instantly

Consumers using the Billaway platform through our clients, such as BBM Rewards can now immediately turn the credits they earn when they respond to surveys into free airtime. This instant redemption feature increases the overall customer experience by rewarding consumers with free mobile airtime as they need it.andnbsp; Click here for more.

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Telenor launches LTE in 11 Norwegian cities

Oslo is one of 11 cities covered by Telenor's LTE network at launch

Norwegian incumbent Telenor has announced the launch of its LTE network in 11 towns and cities in the country. Telenor said it would continue to rollout across the country “at a rapid pace”, pledging to have one third of the Norwegian population covered by its LTE network by the end of the year. The firm aims to have 90 per cent population coverage by 2015, said CEO Berit Svendsen in a statement.

Rival operator Netcom, owned by TeliaSonera, launched LTE at the end of 2009 and had amassed 5,710 LTE subscribers at the half year, according to Informa Telecoms & Media’s WCIS.

“The current rapid development of digital services places increased requirements on the mobile network, and with 4G we are taking an important step towards increased capacity and faster speeds,” Svendsen said.

At launch the service is available only to connected laptop and tablet users, the firm said, while LTE-enabled smartphones will be available “in good time for Christmas”.

Telenor is the clear market leader in Norway, with 3.33 million subscribers at the end of June this year.

At launch the firm’s LTE network will cover the towns of Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Lørenskog, Sandnes, Lillestrøm, Asker, Bærum, Lofthus in Hardanger and Longyearbyen. By the end of the year Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg, Skien, Porsgrunn, Drammen and Kristiansand will have been covered, the firm said. – telecoms industry news, analysis and opinion