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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Launches Enterprise Desktop Phones


ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, today introduced new Alcatel-Lucent Premium DeskPhones and DECT cordless phones. The new Alcatel-Lucent “s” series Premium DeskPhones include contextual menus for expert business communications, unique search-by-name keyboard for instant communication, built-in Bluetooth in high-end models, and centralized management enabling IT to easily adapt various capabilities and features to suit the organization’s needs.

The entire “s” Premium DeskPhone series delivers a new quality experience through improvements in use and mobility:

Improved ergonomics and communication experience:
o Ambient-light sensor and color screen in 8058s, 8068s and 8078s models for an easier-to-read screen in all environments
o Superior wide-band, HD audio, standard on the 8058s, 8068s and 8078s models
o 3.5 mm jack headset port and USB port to connect additional devices (headset, mobile phone charger, fingerprint reader), a second USB port on 8058s, 8068s and 8078s models
o Bluetooth capabilities in 8068s and 8078s models including the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) feature to connect phones to sensors, like those used in healthcare environments or other vertical sectors.

Mobile friendly features:
o Advanced hotdesking capabilities
o Virtual private network (VPN) connectivity, ideal for easy installation anywhere (home office, small branch, shop-in-shop retail)

Premium DeskPhones ‘s’ series evolution:
· The 8028s Premium DeskPhone offers information workers improved design and performance with four speed dial keys, a black and white screen with white backlight for convenient multi-line management.
· The new 8058s Premium DeskPhone has a high-end 3.5 inch color screen and four electronic speed dial keys, without the additional cost that usually comes with a high-end phone.
· The 8068s Premium DeskPhone offers managers broader functionality with a large color screen for easy multi-line call management and group call supervision. The Bluetooth handset comes with the ability to connect a smartphone headset and a 10m range from the base for greater confidentiality.
· The new 8078s Premium DeskPhone model offers a 5 inch color touch screen, Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy, including s-link capabilities enabling mobile phone users to leverage DeskPhone audio in the office, providing a similar experience to in-car phone audio.
· The Premium DeskPhone “s” series can be leveraged as a key building block to developing new services, such as indoor location services for customers in vertical industries.

New DECT phones with customization and improved durability
ALE has created a new DECT wireless phone to help keep people connected, even in the most adverse environments.
· The robust industrial grade 8262 EX DECT handset offers the same ruggedized body, shock-proof screen, call history, and integrated man-down, no movement, pull cord and emergency capabilities as the previously introduced 8262, and is now certified “explosion proof” for specific industries, including oil and gas manufacturing.
· In addition, the latest 8232 and 8242DECT handsets offer improved device durability and talk time, a better charging system, and are compatible with existing ALE infrastructure and accessories.

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Business Partners benefit from a wider offer of feature rich communication devices. The flexibility of the new Premium DeskPhones and DECT phones is ideal for specialized businesses, like those in healthcare and hospitality, where customized applications can be implemented to improve patient care or a guest visit, and also create a look and feel that represents the business. These latest advances in technology create an improved user experience while enabling workers to connect in a range of ways that enhance productivity.

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MWC 2017 : Alcatel U5 Smartphone Launched


Yesterday was a floodgate for smartphones at MWC 2017 with brands like LG, Huawei, Lenovo, Nokia and BlackBerry showcasing their latest wares. Today, Chinese TCL Communication launched the Alcatel U5 at the world’s largest expo on mobile communications.

The U5 is an easy-to-use smartphone with a large 5-inch display and new selfie features. It is built around Alcatel’s promise, with a focus on helping value smartphone buyers get the most out of every moment.

“At Alcatel, we know that a smartphone is a not a luxury but a necessity in our modern, hyper-connected world,” said William Dowie, Portfolio Management Director, Alcatel. “Combining ease of use and affordability, the U5 is the perfect choice for the first-time smartphone buyer who wants a snappy smartphone with some really fun camera experiences included.”

The U5 is designed to make selfies even more fun, with new ways to personalize your selfies with Face Mask and Face Show. It has a flattering front flash for brighter selfies by day and night. A large 5-inch display delivers a great viewing experience, while fast 4G LTE connectivity provides smooth video streaming.

The U5 is among the best-looking smartphones out there, with an ergonomic body and slim curved edges. Its back cover has elaborate micro-pattern textures, with a sophisticated gloss finish and matching frames in vibrant colors. The power key is also micro-patterned for ease-of-use and elegant style.

Alcatel U5 offers Simple Mode for fast access to frequently used applications. It also comes with Phone Guard, which enables you to save battery, boost performance and protect your phone from viruses.

Alcatel also launched another smartphone A3. The A3 offers fingerprint access for enhanced security, with Private Mode to protect your sensitive data. You can even program up to five fingerprints to launch your favorite apps directly from the lock screen.

The Alcatel A3 helps active social media users create and share great videos and photos. It features a 5MP front camera with selfie flash and a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. You can take selfies with one touch of the fingerprint sensor and add fun effects using Face Mask and Face Show. You also get a dedicated Selfie Album and can use Instant Collage to group photos for maximum effect.

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Noble Skiodo Launches Android Smart TV With Motion Sensor At RS 19,999


American technology firm Noble Skiodo Monday launched a 32 inch smart TV in the Indian market. The TV runs on Android OS and is priced at Rs 19,999.

The smart TV offers 1366×768 pixel resolution and has HD display. Delivering a stable deeply integrated Android support, the TV runs on an optimized Android 4.4.4 operating system with 1GB of DDR3 RAM. The Television gives you the freedom of enjoying all your entertainment on wide screen. Giving you easy access to internet with built-in WIFI support, the television pre-loaded with several apps namely Netflix, You tube, Amazon, Play Store etc, gives you the very best of multimedia experience.

Boasting Dual 10W drivers, Noble Skiodo’s avant-garde sound technology lets you enter into a new dimension of audio quality. Enjoy distortion-free bass for a unique cinematic experience, get the most out of your movies, sports and TV shows. You also get an option to choose between 5 different music modes to get clearer, more powerful sound.

Extensive options for Connectivity:Hosting extensive connectivity options ensures you surpass smart android TV experience. Miracast allows you to enjoy easy and fast connection among TV and several other gadgets, without wires. Also you can connect two USB devices at the same time, Thanks to the presence of two HDMI ports, you can watch your favorite television channels and play on your favorite gaming console without having to constantly switch cable

Magic remote with Keyboard function:Incorporating pioneering features, the TV is bestowed with two remotes; one for all the TV functioning and other, a magic remote, which is an inbuilt keyboard and a motion sensor remote which makes navigating through the Television easier and quicker. The motion-sensor controls allow users much more freedom when playing games.

Incorporating customizable backlight option, Noble Skiodo LED TV has one of the least power consumption in the market, doing its bit for the Mother earth. Its time to treat yourself this Christmas with the Noble Skiodo 32SM32P01 Smart Android TV that comes with 1 Year manufacturer warranty. The product is already available with leading retail and etail stores across India.

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MediaTek to Power the Future of Driving


MediaTek has announced its plan to bring holistic, fully integrated system solutions to the automotive industry beginning Q1 2017. The market for connected and autonomous vehicles continues to grow, and the automotive industry and car-makers demand advanced technologies equipped with a blend of power-efficiency, processing power and affordability. MediaTek’s technology expertise in chipset design – for mobile, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT – positions the company well to bring innovative multimedia, connectivity and sensor solutions to the automotive industry.

“The demands of connected and autonomous vehicles require a unique portfolio of technologies. MediaTek’s core competencies create a natural progression for us to design for the future of driving,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the New Business Department Business Unit at MediaTek.

“We have a strong technology portfolio generated from $10 billion in research and development investment over the past 12 years from modem and RF advancements, computing technologies and connectivity to intelligent algorithms,” added Hsu. “We are developing semiconductor solutions to make an impact in the automotive industry and are focused on core areas of in-vehicle Infotainment, Telematics and safety ADAS to further the evolution toward autonomous driving.”

MediaTek’s ability to scale product development and production – drawing from its experience powering nearly 1.5 billion connected devices a year – will benefit automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. MediaTek solutions for automobile manufacturers will cover four key areas, including:

• Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (Vision-based ADAS): Reimagined from the ground up, MediaTek’s ADAS system will feature cutting-edge, decentralized Vision Processing Unit (VPU) solutions to optimally handle large amounts of real-time visual streaming data. MediaTek employs Machine Learning to increase the accuracy and speed of detection, recognition and tracking, making it more comparable to human decision-making performance.

Precision Millimeter Wave (mmWave) Radar: MediaTek is drawing on its technology expertise and heritage in high frequency RF and connectivity, bringing the automotive industry mmWave radar solutions that use higher frequencies to gain better object resolution and more precise detection. Residing in the high frequency band, mmWave radar can recognize targets more accurately and is more resistant to fog, rain, snow and other weather conditions than current types of radar.

• Superior In-Vehicle Infotainment: MediaTek has developed powerful 2D and 3D processing technologies to ensure its application processors perform at the highest levels of efficiency and speed. MediaTek in-car entertainment solutions offer a high level of integration of navigational and multimedia features and connectivity options.

• Enhanced Telematics: MediaTek Telematics is a robust solution to handle a variety of high-bandwidth information transfers and can support a wide variety of connectivity standards (Cellular 4G/3G/2G, Wi-Fi, BT/BLE ) and map-based applications. MediaTek Telematics offerings align with the company’s core strengths: power-efficiency, highly integrated system-in-packages, broad networking and connectivity support.

By offering technology solutions in four key areas, MediaTek will help solve a key concern for the future of driving: fragmentation. Automobile manufacturers often work with multiple vendors that specialize in a single, ‘best-in-class’ solution. Products are thereby sourced separately and don’t always ‘talk’ to one another seamlessly.

MediaTek expects its products centered on the automotive industry to begin rolling out in Q1 2017.

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MediaTek Launches Open Source Development Platform


mediatek-chipMediaTek Labs today announced a new  Smart 7688 development platform, the latest addition to the LinkIt portfolio of development platforms. This new platform offers a variety of programming options and enables rapid development of advanced Wi-Fi based devices such as IP cameras, surveillance devices, smart appliances and Wi-Fi gateways that make use of cloud services.

Two versions of the platform’s Hardware Development Kit (HDK) are available: the LinkIt Smart 7688, which includes a microprocessor unit (MPU) based on the MediaTek MT7688AN system-on-chip (SOC), and the LinkIt Smart 7688 Duo, which in addition to the MPU includes a microcontroller unit (MCU) and is Arduino compatible. Both development boards feature built-in Wi-Fi, generous 128MB RAM and 32MB Flash, and a wide variety of options for connecting peripherals.

“MediaTek Labs is focused on stimulating innovation in IoT and is pleased to extend its LinkIt family of development platforms to the open-source and web developer communities, enabling broader product development for a more connected world,” said Marc Naddell, VP of MediaTek Labs. “The new LinkIt Smart 7688 development platform will appeal to a wide range of developers because of its open-source software compatibility, support for several popular programming languages and use of Linux.”

The LinkIt Smart 7688 will benefit three developer communities, the company claimed.

OpenWrt: Developers can use the standard OpenWrt SDK to create native C applications for their IoT device, taking advantage of over 2000 software packages offering additional functionality. Web and mobile app developers: With support for Node.js and Python, the platform offers an easy route into IoT development.

Arduino: (LinkIt Smart 7688 Duo only) Makers can use the popular Arduino IDE to develop applications for the MCU and have realtime control of peripherals.

LinkIt Smart 7688 is able to take advantage of the MediaTek Cloud Sandbox for data collection, visualization and analytics during development.

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Avaya Deploys SDN Solution At Burj Khalifa

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avaya-sdn-burj-khalifaTelecom networking firm Avaya today said it has deployed company’s SDN Fx technology within Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. This next-generation technology infrastructure will enable guests, tenants, and IT teams to enjoy the best network quality experience, with no downtime.

A mixed-use tower, Burj Khalifa has residences, offices, common areas, leisure attractions inside the premises. “To meet tenants and visitors service-level expectations, it requires a networking platform that is secure, flexible, scalable and robust. This is now enabled with SDN Fx, Avaya’s fabric-based, software-defined network architecture for ‘Simplicity Everywhere’,” Avaya said in a statement.

With this SDN Fx networking technology, Burj Khalifa will also benefit from effortless and efficient network roll-out, while ensuring reliability in service delivery and network access. From Wi-Fi accessibility to allowing access to personal devices, Avaya’s SDN Fx allows these to be managed and provisioned quickly, leading to happier tenants and visitors, and more efficient network management.

Towering at over 828 metres (2,716.5 ft.), Burj Khalifa has a total built-up area of 5.67 million square feet. It has 1.85 million sq. ft. of residential space and over 300,000 sq. ft. of prime office space, and is home to the world’s highest observation deck, At the Top, Burj Khalifa SKY.

Avaya’s SDN Fx, announced globally in February 2015, is making strong inroads into iconic global projects and structures. The implementation of SDN Fx at Burj Khalifa represents a significant opportunity for Avaya to align itself with innovative global icons in the UAE and the region.

Additionally, Avaya is bringing GITEX Technology Week 2015, middle East’s leading technology trade show, to the entire world through its innovative AvayaLive Engage solution. AvayaLive Engage delivers an immersive web experience that allows IT and business professionals from any region to explore GITEX as if they were at the event.

The Avaya virtual stand will be accessible from any Internet connection or browser, allowing visiting professionals to use custom avatars to move around the stand and the wider area. Visitors using the AvayaLive Engage environment can interact in real time with Avaya experts via voice, video or IM, allowing presenters to share files, presentations, demonstrations and videos – even hold private conversations if needed.

Avaya is showcasing real-world customer deployments of its innovative technology solutions at this year’s GITEX, with live demonstrations of cutting-edge solutions that are helping governments, enterprises and other business customers here in the region adopt digital strategies.  The AvayaLive Engage environment enables Avaya to demonstrate its power to help organizations achieve digital transformation, engage with their teams and customers and deliver richer, smoother experiences to those beyond the exhibit floor.

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Elitecore bags 2 MVNO projects in Southeast Asia

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Elitecore Technologies today announced two major wins in Southeast Asia with its end-to-end convergent, real time, pre-integrated MVNE/O platform enabling rapid service delivery & customer care to meet pertinent growth aspects of MVNE/O such as revenue generation, service differentiation & cost optimization.

Dhaval Vora, VP, Product Management, Elitecore Technologies comments– “These two wins are a great start for us in becoming a leading MVNE/O solution provider in Southeast Asia, where the MVNO market is growing at a rapid pace. With the end-to-end multi-tenant platform, Elitecore MVNE/O solution offers reduced TCO and flexibility to monetize and personalize user experience.”

The first win comes with a leading Tier-1 operator to build an MVNE infrastructure enabling multi-brand strategy and multiple MVNOs on the same stack. The multi-tenant highly scalable platform supports complete data segregation capability with high data integrity and security that allows on-boarded MVNOs to have full personalization & control via self-care channels. MVNOs have the flexibility to design and offer their own plans and offers with customized branding on all their customer interface such as invoice, web and mobile self-care app, payment receipt etc.

The second success comes with an MVNO, using mobile network of a leading Tier-1 operator to launch prepaid and post-paid voice, data and messaging services for its customers on 3G/4G network. Elitecore solution is a compact pre-integrated platform with out-of-box support for all MVNO business journey.

Elitecore MVNE/O solution supports multiple business units/joint ventures/MVNOs on the same stack.  The platform includes Core Network access (AAA, PCRF, DPI), convergent real-time charging, Convergent Prepaid Post-paid billing, centralized product catalog, CRM, Campaign Management, loyalty retention and Self-care via web, mobile and IVR.

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Spirent Brings 100 GbE Test Modules


spirent-landslide-mwcSpirent Communications, the leader in networks, services and devices testing, today announced the availability of the industry’s highest density 100GbE test modules. With eight ports per slot, the new module is more than double the density of the nearest competing platform and helps evaluate switch fabric performance that impact the quality of real-time video delivery, high frequency trading, and other time-sensitive and cloud-based services.

Both top-of-rack and aggregation switches require 100GbE to deal with the exploding demand for bandwidth to support cloud computing applications. Some feature as many as 32 100GbE ports per switch slot or rack unit.  The new DX2-100GbE QSFP28 and CFP4 8-port modules allow equipment vendors and their customers to evaluate drop-free throughput, delay, jitter, power consumption and availability of these switches under the stress of line-rate traffic.

“Evaluating the impact of switch performance on cloud computing applications is vital, as the need for delivering cloud-based services expands into mission-critical areas where every nanosecond counts,” said Neil Holmquist, vice president of marketing and product strategy at Spirent Communications. “Whether you are an equipment manufacturer or a data center operator, Spirent’s 8-port 100GbE modules are the most cost-effective way to validate these platforms at scale to ensure they will deliver an excellent user- experience across a range of bandwidth-hungry and delay-sensitive applications.”

Available with native QSFP28 (DX2-100GO-T8) and CFP4 (DX2-100GO-R8) interfaces, the modules support direct attach copper (DAC) for 100GBASR-CR4 as well as active optical cables (AOC) and optical transceivers for 100GBASE-SR4.  The modules also support new technologies that are driving 100GbE in the data center such as forward error correction (FEC), auto-negotiation and link-training.

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Nokia, Save The Children Collaborate For Disaster Management


Nokia to deploy innovative technology solutions under its collaboration with Save the Children for efficient response during disaster

nokia-save-the-childrenNokia and Save the Children announced today an extension of their collaboration on the social cause to protect children from disasters. The program was launched in 2014 across 5 states – Bihar, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi and Rajasthan. Under the collaboration which aims to “Use Connectivity to build Resilience of Children and their Communities in India”, Nokia will now deploy technology solutions to enable critical communication during disasters.

Phase 1 of the program was recently concluded in 176 villages where the Save the Children project team helped prepare communities to respond efficiently both during and after disasters by creating specific disaster management plans, school safety plans and village task-forces.

In phase 2, Save the Children will extend the program to another 174 villages and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders – nodal department and ministries in the government and civil societies — to strengthen the disaster resilience model in all 350 villages.

Nokia will provide an LTE-based Network-in-a-box (NIB) solution for Public Safety Mobile Broadband. It is a system in which the main mobile network functions are integrated into a small ‘box’ and can be deployed during disasters in case the main operator run-network is impacted, to enable communication between early responders and task forces. The solution, which will be deployed in 6 pilot villages in early 2016, will act as a standalone communication system complete with its radio, core, access and application layers.  Additionally, information and communication technology will also be provided to help track the distribution of entitlements under various social protection schemes to the communities in these villages.

Sandeep Girotra, Vice President and Head of India, Nokia Networks, said, “At Nokia, our vision is to make technology more human and we believe innovative technologies can offer concrete ways to provide access to humanitarian aid and assistance during disaster. With our telecommunication technology expertise, including the Network-in-a-box solution, we can enable efficient and reliable communication between task-forces to support rescue efforts, and ensure humanitarian aid is delivered to impacted communities.  We will engage with stakeholders and partner with operators for the deployment of this solution.”

Thomas Chandy, CEO of Save the Children said, “The project combines the expertise of Save the Children in the humanitarian sphere with Nokia’s proven capabilities in telecommunication technology. Through this program, we are making good progress in facilitating the last mile connectivity in bringing vulnerable children and their communities closer to government institutions for better implementation of disaster management policies and planning.”

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Guvera brings Data Saving to India


Australian music streaming service Guvera allows all customers, both ad-funded and subscription service users, to more efficiently stream music, resulting in significant data savings.

guvera-musicAustralian-owned music streaming service Guvera has today announced it will expand its data saving function to all 20 markets it operates in globally, allowing users to significantly reduce their data usage while streaming music.

From today, when users listen to a track through Guvera, they will have access to advanced audio buffering technology, thus significantly reducing the data impact of playing the song again in the future.

Guvera CEO Darren Herft said that this decision has been made to ensure customers have unlimited access to Guvera’s music library and curated playlists, without being restricted by excessive data consumption.

“Guvera is focused on providing customers with the music they love, on their terms. Data is an increasingly important commodity and our data saving function ensures we are meeting the needs of music lovers.”

In terms of functionality, as users navigate through Guvera, they will see a green arrow next to songs after they have been streamed once. This arrow indicates that when streamed in the future, data will not be used.

“For customers who stream hours of music every month, the ability to save data could have a huge impact on their monthly (phone) bill and help them keep more money in their pocket,” Mr Herft said.

Globally, Guvera has more than 11 million users and is available in over 20 markets. Guvera offers unlimited music streaming via its app on Android and iOS mobile and tablet devices, as well as on the web at

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