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Enon Landenberg Brings A Place To Think, So You Can Get Real About Augmented Reality

Over the last six months, I have met with Infinity AR President & CEO, Enon Landenberg through a series of dinner meetings in New York, San Francisco, and most recently at his company’s R&D center in Tel Aviv.  While the video below is somewhat fun and a bit offbeat, there is nothing funny about what the company has its sights on. Landenberg’s company provides the core technology and software that adds a layer of  augmented reality functionality into the devices, platforms and experiences we are beginning to have from everything to the everyday television, computer game, smart phones and digital glasses. Since their technology is already compatible mainstream devices and mobile OS such as Android, IOS and Windows, the barriers to development are much less.  In sharing his vision with me, Enon sees a future that is not just about being cool and fun, but really adds to a user’s experience. A Place To Think.   Go back to the beginning of the video as Landenberg talks about why he built out the R&D office and how it describes it as place to think. If you’re a brand or any type of company thinking about the implications of what augmented reality, you’d be well served to engage with the team at Augmented Reality, and think about what could be.    ...

Sonaecom Selects CopperGate HomePNA 3 Technology for Nationwide IPTV Service in Portugal

Kudos to our client, CopperGate Communications, who today is announcing that Sonaecom, Portugal’s second largest telecommunications provider, has selected CopperGate’s CopperStream technology for Sonaecom‘s fast growing Clix SmarTV IPTV service. CopperGate’s CopperStream chipsets, available from leading manufacturers embedded in set-top boxes, residential gateways and other equipment, provide a complete HomePNA 3 home networking solution. Products integrating CopperStream are being deployed today by major telephone service providers worldwide for IPTV applications as well as for Multi-tenant Unit in-building access...

Alsbridge Introduces Outsourcing Contract Evaluation Service – Market Reality Assessment to Become the Benchmark for the Outsourcing Industry

Our client, Alsbridge, today announced the availability of its proprietary contract evaluation and benchmarking service. The service evaluates an outsourcing agreement against ten best practice categories and applies a rigorous, comparative assessment on over 150 contract attributes. Developed by Alsbridge consultants over the course of more than 300 sourcing engagements, the service helps customers achieve outsourcing contracts that focus on true client value that is sustainable for the long term. Read the news release...

CopperGate’s Richard Nesin to Present Session on IPTV Multimedia Home Networking at IPTV 2007

Our client, CopperGate Communications has announced that Richard Nesin, vice president of marketing, will be speaking at IPTV 2007 in San Jose, CA, which takes place February 27 – 28.  Nesin is also president of the HomePNA alliance, the industry organization responsible for developing, promoting, and successfully standardizing the HomePNA specifications.  See the news release here. In his presentation, “Features of Today’s Leading IPTV Multimedia Home Networking Technology,” Nesin will address features of HomePNA 3 technology, how it is being deployed today by leading Telcos for their IP triple play services, and features developed specifically to meet the needs of this application.  The presentation will also describe the benefits of standardization of HomePNA 3 technology under the ITU, one of the world’s preeminent standardization bodies. CopperGate is exhibiting at IPTV 2007 in Booth #5. If you are a member of the media or an industry analyst wanting to meet with Rich to discuss CopperGate or HomePNA, please contact Bage Anderson – bage at...

HomePNA Begins Work on New Specification Supporting 320 Megabits per second over Coax and Phonelines

We are continuing to work with HomePNA alliance, who today announced that it is developing significant enhancements to the HomePNA 3.0 specification setting a new benchmark for multimedia home networking.   The HomePNA 3.1 specification, which builds on HomePNA 3.0 technology standardized by the ITU in May 2005, is intended to provide the highest speed option for in-home distribution of new triple-play services such as IPTV. HomePNA 3.1 will retain the significant features that make HomePNA 3.0 uniquely suited to the needs of service providers for the distribution of real time data including guaranteed quality of service (QoS), low cost, robust performance, and the ability to operate simultaneously over both phonelines and coax cables.  The protocol’s inherent high efficiency will enable user throughputs of over 200Megabits per second (Mb/s) while additional enhancements will enable HomePNA 3.1 to also support multi-band operation for even higher network throughput. Work on the new specification is expected to be completed summer 2006.  HomePNA member companies intend to present recommendations based on version 3.1 to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) after it has been released to the membership. Here is a very good article from CNET covering the TelecomNEXT event in Las Vegas and mentions HomePNA in the...