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Hosted Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) from Enables Affordable Compliance with FCC Mandate

March 16, 2011 9:31 am | Comments

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Interop Technologies now offers a hosted Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), enabling wireless operators to deliver alert messages originating from the Federal Alert Gateway to their subscribers without deploying a cost-prohibitive system on their network. Since Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations stipulate that operators cannot generate revenue from the delivery of Presidential, Imminent Threat, and AMBER public-safety alerts, operators often find it difficult to justify the up-front investment required to implement a commercially available on-network CMAS system.

OnCallData Adds Mobile Devices to E-Prescribing Portal

March 16, 2011 9:30 am | Comments

By Nicole Lewis InformationWeek InstantDx/OnCallData has added mobile applications to its electronic prescribing and medication reconciliation portal that will allow physicians to e-prescribe and access patient medication lists using iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices. The announcement is another sign that companies are eager to develop applications that work with mobile devices, which are becoming more ubiquitous among healthcare providers.

element 14 Provides a Resource and Real-time Updates on Supply Chain Impact of the Japanese Emergency

March 16, 2011 9:30 am | Comments

Following the recent terrible events in Japan, and the uncertain impact on the electronics supply chain, element14 has created a dedicated online space at www.element14.com/japanemergency. By creating this area of the community, element14 hopes that it will fulfill a clear need by acting as a central repository for the whole electronics industry on the Japanese situation, while additionally being a conduit for information flow at this difficult time.

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Cricket Customers Can Make Free Phone Calls to Friends and Family in Japan

March 16, 2011 9:30 am | Comments

SAN DIEGO, /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., today announced that Cricket customers can make unlimited free calls to Japan to check in with friends and family following last week's major earthquake and tsunami. The feature has been activated for all Cricket voice-plan customers effective immediately and will continue through midnight Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.

Newer Nuclear Reactors May Not Have Failed in Japan

March 15, 2011 6:58 am | Comments

By Kevin Bullis The latest nuclear reactor designs could help avoid the overheating and explosions that have occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan following the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck on Friday. Newer reactor designs propose the use of passive cooling systems that would not fail after a power outage, as happened in Japan, as well as other novel approaches to managing reactor heat.

Survey Results Indicate Need for Emergency Communications Technology Improvements in Education Organizations

March 15, 2011 6:58 am | Comments

MUKILTEO, Wash., /PRNewswire/ -- Teo today released results from a survey on emergency communications technology titled, "Dialing in on E911: Emergency Communications Awareness in Education." The study, conducted by a leading market research firm, reveals a significant lack of knowledge by IT decision makers in K-12 and higher education organizations regarding the value and impact of Enhanced 911 (E911) technology.

Autonomie ‘OpenWorld Design Contest’ Initiative Promotes Human-Assistance Technologies

March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

STMicroelectronics today announced the OpenWorld design contest, which aims to promote the development of technologies for human-assistance applications. OpenWorld is a technology promotion set up by the Autonomie project - a collaborative industry-research consortium funded by the European Union, via FEDER (European Funding for Regional Development), for the development of technologies that facilitate access to public spaces and services for the handicapped.

Norsat Announces the Release of Multi-Band Satellite Systems

March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat") today announced that it has released multi-band versions of its GLOBETrekker™ and Rover™ satellite systems, which will now be available in Ka Band. Norsat will also introduce its latest addition to the Ka band group of products by offering two new low noise block-downconverters (LNB), the 9000H-2 and the 9000X-2 Ka Band.

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View Craigslist the Way You Would Browse a Newspaper with Lifelike Craig

March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES, /PRNewswire/ -- Lifelike Apps, an innovative mobile developer focused on creating apps that mimic their real-life counterparts, has announced a much anticipated update to their Lifelike Craig HD app for the iPad which will take advantage of the iPad 2's camera features and add universal compatibility with the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Japanese Earthquake to Impact Component Supply and Pricing

March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

The Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of certain electronic components, potentially causing pricing for these devices to increase dramatically. While there are few reports of actual damage at electronic production facilities, impacts on the transportation and power infrastructure will result in disruptions of supply, resulting in the short supply and rising prices.

You be the Editor: What Would be on the Cover of Your Magazine?

March 15, 2011 6:57 am | Comments

HERZLIYA, Israel -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Genieo today announced an update to its free personalized web service that enables users to share their unique Genieo home page experience with their friends. The update is designed to look like a stylish magazine, tailored to individual’s news preference. The magazine contains articles, social posts and media items which match the daily user’s interest.

Verizon Wireless Provides Quick and Easy Way to Help Japan Relief

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has quickly implemented a mobile giving program for customers looking for a quick and easy way to contribute to Japan relief efforts. The company announced today that customers can use their mobile phones to make $10 donations to a host of non-profit organizations responding to the earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

USA TODAY Launches 'Mobile Hoopla' Contest

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

MCLEAN, Va., /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY announced today the launch of a made-for-mobile bracket contest, Mobile Hoopla, in conjunction with the annual Men's College Basketball Tournament. Participants will be allowed to sign in using their Facebook or e-mail credentials, make their bracket picks, post on their Facebook page that they are playing, and compete in a national contest for a chance to win one of five Xbox 360 consoles with Kinect.

RRC Releases OEM Samples of Its Wireless Power Technology for Medical, Military & Industrial Markets

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RRC power solutions Inc. today announced availability of evaluation kits of its high-efficiency wireless power technology. RRC’s wireless technology is aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making portable products for medical, military, instrumentation and industrial markets, in addition to consumer markets.

PLX Technology Working with Texas Instruments to Deliver PCI Express-Enabled DSPs

March 14, 2011 9:57 am | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PLX Technology, Inc. announced its collaboration with Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) on a solution encompassing TI’s digital signal processors (DSPs) enabled by PCI Express® (PCIe®) 2.0 standards. With PCIe’s high performance, low cost and widespread market adoption, the availability of TI DSPs and PLX® PCIe connectivity broadens the capabilities of new designs in applications such as wireless infrastructure communications, DSP farms, digital media, test and measurement, medical imaging and industrial automation.

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