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What Will Online Education Look Like in 2011 and Beyond? Hear What Top Industry Experts Say

February 22, 2011 8:34 am | Comments

CLEVELAND, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators love the idea of online courses, but traditional colleges and in-person training programs see it as a threat to their billion-dollar enterprises, according to the findings in a new report, The 2011 Future of Online Education from Prfessor.com. The report brings together the opinions of top online educators.

LTE Backhaul Event to Explore Whether Carrier Ethernet is the Most Cost-Efficient Solution for Supporting Growing Bandwidth Demands

February 22, 2011 8:34 am | Comments

LONDON, /PRNewswire/ -- As the demand for high speed data services continues to increase, mobile operators are looking for the most cost-efficient methods for upgrading their backhaul and providing the bandwidth necessary for delivering LTE services. In an interview with Telecoms IQ, Phil Tilley from Metro Ethernet Forum suggests that the deployment of Ethernet in backhaul networks is the most cost-effective solution for operators struggling to cope with the increasing demand for data services: "In terms of price-per bit, there is no doubt that Carrier Ethernet meets the rapid demands for increases in bandwidth that are required today for all modern applications".

Travelers May Now Access Thousands of Vacation Homes from their Android Mobile Devices

February 22, 2011 8:33 am | Comments

AUSTIN, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway®, Inc. – the world's leading network of online vacation rentals – recently announced the launch of its HomeAway Vacation Rental Search Application for Android. The app, developed by Mobiata, creators of the popular travel applications FlightTrack and TripDeck, enables travelers to search, filter and share the more than 230,000 global vacation rental listings available on HomeAway.

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Digi Provides Critical Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Better Place, a Market Leader in Electric Vehicle Networks and Services

February 22, 2011 8:33 am | Comments

MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digi International announced that Better Place is using its Digi TransPort® 6410 high-speed cellular router to connect Electric Vehicle (EV) docking stations to the Better Place electric car network in Israel. This enables energy demand management capabilities by allowing utilities to minimize charging requirements during peak electricity consumption hours.

High-End Audio Technology Helps Terrain Get Top MPGs

February 22, 2011 8:33 am | Comments

DETROIT, /PRNewswire/ -- The technology that makes high-end noise-cancelling headphones coveted by frequent flyers and iPod audiophiles is helping GMC Terrain owners save gas. Active noise cancellation does double duty on Terrain. The technology enables the crossover to deliver a segment-leading EPA-rated 32 mpg in highway driving while ensconcing the driver in one of the quietest interiors in its segment.

Datacom Optics at the Module Level Will Exceed $1.7bn By 2015

February 18, 2011 8:36 am | Comments

DUBLIN -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Forecast Update: Datacom Optical Components" report to their offering. The current forecast period is one of profound change. The transition to 10GbE from 1GbE brings architecture and protocol changes as well as increased speed.

Wireless Communications Systems Transmit Data 40 times faster than the 3G Wireless Networks

February 18, 2011 8:25 am | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Mercury Computer Systems Inc. recently announced it provided powerful subsystems for the world’s first operational Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) system demonstrated outside lab conditions. The fourth-generation (4G) mobile telecommunications system, developed by South Korea’s Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), can transmit data 40 times faster than the current 3G wireless network and 6 times faster than the 3.

ICA Unveils User-Friendly Patient Portal Product: A First for the Health Information Exchange Community

February 18, 2011 8:25 am | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a leading provider of comprehensive Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions to hospitals, integrated delivery networks (IDNs), communities and states, launches its innovative patient portal product at HIMSS11 Exhibition in Booth # 2837, February 20-24, 2011, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

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FiberTower Receives Early Termination Notice

February 18, 2011 8:24 am | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ -- FiberTower Corporation, a wireless backhaul services provider, announced that it recently received an early termination notice from one of its emerging carrier customers to terminate service at approximately 220 billing locations on February 28, 2011, and that the customer is reviewing approximately 50 additional locations for possible early termination by March 31, 2011.

First Comprehensive Envelope Budgeting App Now Available on iPhone® and Android™

February 18, 2011 8:24 am | Comments

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, /PRNewswire/ -- Finicity® Corporation, the developer of Mvelopes, the only award-winning, comprehensive envelope budgeting system on the Internet, announces the new Mvelopes app for Apple® iPhones and Android smartphones.   "This is a great day for current Mvelopes users and for anyone who wants a complete envelope budgeting solution for their smartphone," said Steve Smith, President of Finicity.

Digi-Key Corporation Honored with Honeywell Sensing and Control’s Bronze Growth Award

February 18, 2011 8:24 am | Comments

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE )-- Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation was awarded Honeywell Sensing and Control’s Bronze Growth Award at the annual Sales Kickoff event in Orlando, Florida on January 18th. The award was presented by Sean Conley, Honeywell Sensing and Control Director of Global Distribution to Digi-Key staff members Jeff Shafer, vice president of interconnect, passive, and electromechanical products; Brenda Larson, manager of strategic marketing; Bruce Lawrence, director of passive product; Jon Dent, product manager; and Chris Beeson, vice president of global sales and business development.

Commerce’s NTIA Unveils National Broadband Map and new Broadband Adoption Survey Results

February 18, 2011 8:24 am | Comments

The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently unveiled the National Broadband Map -- the first public, searchable nationwide map of broadband Internet availability -- and the results of a new nationwide survey on broadband adoption.  The data will support efforts to expand broadband access and adoption in communities at risk of being left behind in the 21st century economy and help businesses and consumers seeking information on their high-speed Internet options.

Bipartisan Reform Will Benefit Both Consumers and Small Businesses regarding “Swipe Fees”

February 18, 2011 5:35 am | Comments

WASHINGTON, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Restaurant Association and its members are sending a strong message to Congress to support the timely and accurate implementation of a law passed last year to make merchant "swipe fees" for debit cards more reasonable. The House Financial Services panel's subcommittee on financial institutions and consumer credit recently held a hearing on the issue.

Sprint and BL Healthcare Help Increase Access to Quality Health Care via Remote Health Management Solutions

February 18, 2011 5:35 am | Comments

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) – Sprint recently announced that it has partnered with BL Healthcare, a leading provider of next-generation remote health management solutions to the health care industry and participating partner in the Sprint M2M Collaboration Center, to provide 3G connectivity to its latest lineup of telemedicine solutions.

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Advanced Materials Solutions for Satellite End-Users on Display at Satellite 2011

February 18, 2011 5:35 am | Comments

Rogers Corporation will be displaying a trio of its top materials for space and satellite communications applications at the upcoming SATELLITE 2011 exhibition. SATELLITE 2011 (www.satellitetoday.com/satellite2011), celebrating its 30th year of service to satellite end-user professionals in broadcast, commercial, military, enterprise, and telecommunications areas, expects nearly 10,000 attendees to the exhibition scheduled for March 15-17 in the Walter E.

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