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Connect-World’s Digest – 13th August 2012

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Connect-World’s Digest
13th August 2012
Editorial Manager’s Eye, By Anthony Weaver, Editorial Manager Connect-World publications

Welcome to the Connect-World Digest, which provides a summary of the news items that have caught my eye as Editorial Manager recently.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.


Broadcast Asia 2012

19-22 June 2012, Suntec, Singapore

BroadcastAsia2012 grew from strength to strength and established its firm position as the leading regional event dedicated to digital multimedia and entertainment technology, attracting 11,129 visitors from the broadcasting, film and pro-audio industries all over the world. Held from 19 – 22 June 2012, attendees sourced for the latest technology, such as OTT, DVB-T2, Digital Media Asset Management and Digital Radio from a record-breaking 739 exhibitors.

15,126 trade attendees came from over 80 countries and regions to forge new business partnerships and interact with the latest technologies at BroadcastAsia2012. The exhibition saw the debut of the OTT Feature Zone, featuring technology demonstrations of OTT and cloud broadcasting solutions by Axon, EVS, XOR Media, Switch Media and Magna and how they are used in broadcasting sports or variety content. The return of Cinematography / Film / Production Zone also proved popular with Panasonic, Blackmagic Design and The Media Village drawing in crowds, while new exhibitors such as 2-Altitude and ScubaCam piqued interest with their unconventional ways of aerial or underwater filming. Visitors from the broadcasting and audio industries were also keen to check out offerings by well-established exhibitors such as Canon, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Sony, Sennheiser and more.

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Monday, 2 July

Faster satellite broadband speeds hit UK consumer market

Pan European satellite broadband provider, ToowayDirect, part of Satellite Solutions Worldwide, Europe’s premier supplier of Satellite Broadband Communications, today announces a major upgrade and extension of its satellite broadband services. Its will now be able to deliver consumer speeds of 18 Mbps download, 6 Mbps upload, up from 10 Mbps and 4 Mbps respectively.

Tuesday 3 July

Avnet Technology Solutions to Distribute Enterprise Cloud Management Solution in the Middle East & North Africa region

Avnet Technology Solutions, a global IT solutions distribution leader and operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), announced today, that it is authorised to distribute Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c, a complete, integrated and business-driven enterprise cloud management solution, in the Middle East & North Africa region. This allows Avnet to offer the latest technology to accelerate its channel partners’ business growth in the region, providing support and enablement services to help them quickly address local opportunities.

Thursday, 5 July

Innovative technology serves up a new hope to the future of tennis

The UK’s leading sports engineers, an innovative British technology company and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) have worked in partnership to look for the first time in 3D detail at the spine during serve.

Friday, 6 July

High-level ITU talks address rampant patent litigation

In light of recent patent disputes that have caused shipments of goods to be impounded at docks and the worldwide increase in standard essential patent (SEP) litigation, ITU will host a high-level roundtable discussion between standards organizations, key industry players and government officials at ITU headquarters in Geneva, on 10 October 2012.

Britain Leads Europe in Internet on Trains

The UK is leading Europe in the race to get broadband wireless services onto trains, according to a new report from the consulting firm BWCS. The number of WiFi-equipped train carriages in Britain has reached 2,000 – far more than closest rivals Germany (911) and Italy (995) and dwarfing the French figure of 416.

Monday, 9 July

ITU Telecom World 2012 unveils discussion agenda

The world’s leading experts attending the International Telecommunication Union’s upcoming ITU Telecom World 2012 Forum will promote leadership and innovation to expand broadband services in a competitive marketplace and achieve global connectivity while ensuring equal access and transparency, according to the conference agenda released today.

Tuesday, 10 July

Bell Labs looks to the future as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of Telstar and the birth of modern communications

Celebration at Bell Labs headquarters to feature a personalized history of the ‘Space Race,’ and Bell Labs’ role in satellite communications from an original member of the Telstar I project team

Wednesday, 11 July

Android maintains Euro dominance

The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that for the first time Android has taken at least half of smartphone sales across Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US and Australia.* Android’s share now ranges from 49.6% in Italy to a massive 84.1% in Spain.

Tuesday, 17 July

Kaspersky Lab and Seculert Announce ‘Madi’, a Newly Discovered Cyber-Espionage Campaign in the Middle East

Kaspersky Lab researchers have today announced the results of a joint-investigation with Seculert, an Advanced Threat Detection company, regarding “Madi,” an active cyber-espionage campaign targeting victims in the Middle East. Originally discovered by Seculert, Madi is a computer network infiltration campaign that involves a malicious Trojan which is delivered via social engineering schemes to carefully selected targets.

VX Company uses CloudBees PaaS to give back to Aids victims in Africa

CloudBees, Inc., the Java Platform as a Service (PaaS) innovation leader, today announced that VX Company, a Netherlands-based provider of IT services to customers around the globe, has selected the CloudBees platform to re-develop their Soweto application into a cloud-based SaaS. The Soweto application was developed by VX Company as a way to give back to the AIDS-ravaged African countries. It is used by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa to monitor AIDS patients and caregivers, as well as maintain records of home visits. The software is used by more than 85 different NGOs, all affiliated with Soweto Care System.

Wednesday, 18 July

NCC Group calls for better e-tail performance

The sluggish web performance of the UK’s busiest e-tailers showed no signs of improvement in the second quarter of 2012, according to NCC Group’s Quarterly Online Retail Report.

Bob Dowson, director at NCC Group, commented: “With the recent high-profile fall in sales from several major high street players, e-tailers should be seizing the opportunity to claim the lost custom – but they’re not taking advantage.”

Tuesday 24th July

One Million People Petition Google to Allow Third Party YouTube Recording

A million people have signed a German student’s Change.org petition calling on YouTube to allow users to record content from the site for private use.

Wednesday 25th July

Anvil Mobile enables secure mobile broadband with Option Cloudkey

UK MVNO Anvil Mobile has announced the availability of Option’s Cloudkey, the first complete solution for instant and secure, fully authenticated, mobile access over 3G networks. Cloudkey combines strong authentication and workflow to secure access to corporate network-based applications, data and services using 3G mobile broadband.

For more information on the news items, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below.

Phreaking costing businesses £1.5 billion a year

Businesses should take steps to combat the £1.5billion cost of telephone hacking – a growing phenomenon known as “phreaking”. While the hacking of celebrities’ phones may have grabbed the headlines, the impact on UK businesses is becoming an increasingly serious issue.

The Olympics Data Traffic Spike – A view from Tektronix Communications

When the first runner crosses the finish line in the Men’s 100 metres Final at London 2012, the athlete will enter the history books. He’ll become famous on a planetary scale not just for his personal achievement but also for the record he’ll create at having been the most tweeted about, liked, photographed (on-a-mobile-device) and ‘Facebooked’ runner in the history of telecommunications. He will represent a spike in data usage on a scale that the mobile industry has never seen before. This is the view of Mr Lyn Cantor, president of Tektronix Communications, a telecoms software provider.

For more information on each press release, please visit our press releases webpage detailed below and navigate to the relevant date:


Anthony Weaver
Editorial Manager
Connect-World Magazines
United Kingdom
Email: anthony.weaver@connect-world.com
Web: www.connect-world.com
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