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Fluke Networks Announces First Auto Multi-Segment Analysis Capability For Both Portable and Rack Mount 40 Gbps Stream-to-Disk Solutions – Speeds Troubleshooting by Factor of Five

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New version of Network Time Machine gives network professionals ability to analyze multiple segments of high-performance links where and when they need it

SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CISCO LIVE — Fluke Networks today announced a new version of Network Time Machine™ (NTM), the first packet analysis appliance that provides automated multi-segment analysis (Auto MSA) capability for both portable and rack mount solutions for up to 40 Gbps network traffic. Network professionals will now have the flexibility to use both rack mount and portable versions, or even the Fluke Networks OptiView® XG Network Analysis Tablet, to gather packet information across multiple tiers within the data center or a distributed network. This delivers a complete view of the transaction process and isolates points of failure nearly five times faster than competing solutions.(1)


By 2015, server unit growth with 40 Gbps Ethernet interface is expected to grow by more than 40 percent, which represents new challenges isolating packet delays and losses across different network segments.(2) “Both our enterprise and carrier customers need to be able to troubleshoot high speed links whether they are in the data center or out in the field,” said Mitsuru Onodera, executive officer for information and communication technologies at Toyo Corporation. “Solutions like the new version of Network Time Machine are key in helping enhance troubleshooting wherever it’s needed.”

“The investments our customers are making in 40 Gbps pipelines are tremendous, and they need to ensure they’re maximizing the investment,” said Daryle DeBalski, vice president and general manager of Fluke Networks. “The newest version of Network Time Machine demonstrates our continued commitment to keeping pace with the technologies our customers are using and helping them drive value and performance from their infrastructure.”

The new version of Network Time Machine can capture 20 Gbps stream-to-disk (Tolly Group Certified(3)) and the portable version can capture 10 Gbps stream-to-disk, and will be available in September. For more information, please visit Fluke Networks.

About Fluke Networks

Fluke Networks is the world-leading provider of network test and monitoring solutions to speed the deployment and improve the performance of networks and applications. Leading enterprises and service providers trust Fluke Networks’ products and expertise to help solve today’s toughest issues and emerging challenges in WLAN security, mobility, unified communications and datacenters. Based in Everett, Wash., the company distributes products in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit or call +1 (425) 446-4519.

Based on internal Fluke Networks research of competitive market solutions.
Cisco Market Need for 40 Gigabit Ethernet Report, 2012
The Tolly Group, 2012

SOURCE Fluke Networks

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June 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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NEWH, Inc. Heads to HD Asia June 18-20th, 2012

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HONG KONG, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — NEWH Inc. — The Hospitality Industry Network is heading to Hong Kong to attend HD Asia, June 18-20th, 2012, in hopes of garnering interest for a local chapter. “We have been looking at international expansion for a couple of years. After an amazing visit to the UK where many companies expressed an interest in the Asian market, we thought it was seriously time to consider it,” explains Julia Marks, NEWH Inc. president. “HD Asia was excellent timing and our partnership with Hospitality Design gives us not only exposure and opportunity but a venue to showcase who NEWH is and what we do.”


Both Marks and NEWH Inc. executive director Shelia Lohmiller will be in attendance, hosting a table at the conference where they will be available to answer questions and share the NEWH mission and vision. Says Marks: “I am looking forward to meeting a whole new group of people who may not have heard about NEWH in the U.S. and offering them a unique opportunity to build their network and give back to their community. And of course I am looking forward to exploring Hong Kong.”

And it seems like perfect timing for the organization to expand to Asia. “NEWH has been in a continued state of growth over the last few years, add the increased international work and travel that our members are doing, we feel this is the perfect time to bring NEWH to Asia where our existing members and new members can benefit from networking there,” explains Marks.

Adds Lohmiller: “HD Asia provided NEWH the perfect opportunity to take this step. As in other areas, NEWH has first fostered relationships. This is a very small industry that we are in, and one that is built around relationships. Remember, it is not only who and what you know, but who knows you!”

About NEWH
NEWH Inc.– The Hospitality Industry Network is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, providing scholarships, education, leadership development, recognition of excellence, and business development opportunities. Members of NEWH, Inc. are professionals actively engaged in development, management/operations, architecture, communications, design, distribution, education, manufacturing, production, purchasing, and sales of the hospitality, foodservice, senior living, and related industries.

About HD Asia
Presented by Hospitality Design (HD) magazine and produced by Nielsen Expositions, HD Asia will take place June 18-20th, 2012, at the 5-Star Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. The two-day conference dedicated to hospitality design will feature an all-star lineup of speakers, including keynoter Tony Chi of tonychi and associates, local design impresario Andre Fu, and multiple panels on a range of topics, with expert insight from such leading firms and hotel companies as HBA, WATG/Wimberly Interiors, AvroKO, BBG-BBGM, Champalimaud, Sung Hung Kai Properties, Langham Hotels International, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts.


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June 14, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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Viaccess-Orca’s Unified Brand Helps Content Service Providers Worldwide Lead and Succeed in the Content Consumption Revolution

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Viaccess-Orca combines innovation, agility, reliability and trust to address challenges of content consumption, discovery and protection

PARIS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — As the content consumption market faces a number of technological and business challenges, Viaccess and Orca Interactive announce today they will merge their management structures. This new organization will allow customers to benefit from the strength and expertise of legacy telecommunications combined with the innovative edge of an agile technology company under a single brand.

Over-the-Top (OTT) video, multiple screens and unlimited content are shaking the Pay TV market paradigm. Viaccess-Orca’s future-proof solutions help Pay TV operators leverage their brand’s unique knowledge of subscribers, quality of content and delivery, and strong relationships with content owners into crucial assets to succeed in the TV Everywhere world.

This new organization comes on the heels of France Telecom-Orange’s announcement in March that it will migrate its entire Orange IPTV installed base of 5.1 million subscribers to Viaccess and Orca’s Unified Platform. The new unified brand, Viaccess-Orca, is positioned to take IPTV into the next generation.

Viaccess-Orca provides an extensive range of benefits and a wide portfolio of solutions, products and services. These include TV Everywhere, HbbtV, Conditional Access, DRM system, content delivery and content discovery platforms, and companion screen applications. One of the most prominent advantages service providers need in this fierce competitive landscape is quick deployment of new services. Viaccess-Orca offers bundled and end-to-end solutions that enable faster time to market.

Based on the companies’ 15 years of combined experience and expertise in both IP and Broadcast domains, service providers enjoy a unique combination that supports their goals to survive and thrive in this highly crowded market. Viaccess-Orca provides existing and new customers with a rich user experience across a multitude of screens, as well as solid security and content rights management.

The new organization’s approach takes into consideration both the service providers and the viewers. Parallel to protecting content owners’ rights, which enables services with premium content, Viaccess-Orca also offers easy and intuitive navigation in a variety of content sources. Utilizing smart algorithms and a variety of parameters, the TV service guesses and anticipates the viewer’s choice of content so that TV becomes a personal rich experience.

“Viaccess-Orca is building upon longstanding relationships and trust with content service providers to help them manage content on any type of network through go-to-market solutions that enable quick deployment. This approach encompasses an ultimate unified user experience and content discovery, advanced flexible rights management and business models, plus protection against piracy,” said Francois Moreau de Saint Martin, Viaccess-Orca CEO.

“Our goal is to help our customers differentiate their offering via relevant and personal content consumption, engaging user experience and technological solutions that can easily scale up as the market evolves,” added Haggai Barel, co-founder of Orca Interactive and deputy CEO of Viaccess-Orca.

Viaccess-Orca has local presence in Israel, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and India, with headquarters in Paris.

About Viaccess-Orca:

Viaccess-Orca is a game-changing partner for content services providers by protecting and enhancing the value of content services wherever viewers are, and on whatever device they choose to consume content. As technological advancements allow cloud storage and ever increasing bandwidth and content selection, and access to TV content is enabled from a variety of sources and hybrid networks, security threats are growing. With integrated products and scalable, reliable turnkey solutions, PayTV operators gain a competitive edge in this market of unmanaged networks and IP-connected devices.

Since the user experience is a critical success factor for operators, Viaccess-Orca’s solutions focus on delivering an innovative, consistent experience on all platforms. This unified organization assists operators in creating long-term loyalty on the customer journey to discover, choose and consume content in a secure manner. Viaccess & Orca are France Telecom Group companies. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @ViaccessOrca.

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June 14, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Health Experts Highlight Growing Typhoid Pandemic in Asia

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As Outbreaks in the Region Continue to Rise, Global Health Leaders Call for Expanded Immunization Efforts

BANGKOK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Today in Bangkok, the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT), an initiative of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, brought together global health leaders from across Asia to discuss the high burden of endemic typhoid and the growing number of typhoid outbreaks in the region. Experts called on policymakers and ministries of health to make typhoid vaccination a priority in their countries.

“Pediatric associations and others across the region recognize typhoid’s serious impact, particularly the rising and widespread threat of drug resistant typhoid. Many – including India and Indonesia – have made recommendations supporting the use of typhoid vaccines,” said Dr. Lalitha Mendis, Chairperson of the Technical Consultative Group on immunization for the World Health Organization’s (WHO) South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) in New Delhi and immediate past President of the Sri Lanka Medical Council. “National stakeholders and policy makers should review the evidence and discuss the adoption of typhoid vaccines.”

Despite a WHO recommendation and the prioritization of typhoid vaccines for “immediate” implementation at a 2009 WHO SEARO meeting, many countries in Asia have yet to recommend or introduce typhoid vaccines.

“Since 1997, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has used typhoid vaccination to effectively control disease in high risk districts,” said Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, Deputy Head of Vietnam’s National Immunization Program. “Successful programs have also been implemented in China, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.”

According to the WHO, typhoid impacts an estimated 21 million people and causes more than 200,000 deaths annually,predominantly among preschool and school-age children in developing countries of Asia and Africa. WHO reports that 90% of typhoid deaths occur in Asia.

“WHO approved typhoid vaccines are available now, yet these tools are not yet fully embraced by ministries of health across Asia,” said Dr. Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam.

Typhoid infection impacts school attendance and achievement and limits workforce participation and productivity. Typhoid is widespread in poverty-stricken communities without access to safe water and basic sanitation and spreads through contaminated water and food.

“In Nepal, typhoid is the leading cause of hospital admission among children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with fever,” said Dr. Shyam Raj Upreti, Director of the Child Health Division of the Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal, “Nepal has shown that effective typhoid vaccination programs targeting school children can be launched successfully in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders.”

To conclude today’s event, the panelists emphasized the need for improved surveillance and control programs throughout the region, noting that in order to have the greatest impact, typhoid vaccination efforts must be implemented in conjunction with other public health programs, such as access to safe drinking water and the promotion of good hygiene practices, including hand washing.

To learn more about the typhoid burden in Asia and to view a full list of speakers from today’s event, visit

About The Coalition against Typhoid (CaT)

The Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) is a global forum of scientists and immunization experts working to save lives and reduce suffering by advancing typhoid vaccination in high burden communities who is one amongst other leading alliances. By prioritizing typhoid on the global health agenda and developing a comprehensive work plan to combat this disease, the Coalition against Typhoid eagerly anticipates expanding access to these life-saving vaccines. Learn more about CaT at

About The Sabin Vaccine Institute

Sabin Vaccine Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization of scientists, researchers, and advocates dedicated to reducing needless human suffering caused by vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases. Sabin works with governments, leading public and private organizations, and academic institutions to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pervasive health challenges. Since its founding in 1993 in honor of the oral polio vaccine developer, Dr. Albert B. Sabin, the Institute has been at the forefront of efforts to control, treat, and eliminate these diseases by developing new vaccines, advocating use of existing vaccines, and promoting increased access to affordable medical treatments. For more information please visit

SOURCE Sabin Vaccine Institute

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June 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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SunGard Wins Two Awards from The Banker for Innovation in Banking Technology

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SINGAPORE, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — SunGard has won two awards for its trading and post-trade/back-office solutions in The Banker’s “2012 Innovation in Banking Technology” awards.
The Banker is one of the world’s leading banking and finance resources and is read in over 180 countries around the world. A panel of 21 senior banking technology executives selected the winners from a shortlist created by The Banker’s editorial team.

The awards recognize SunGard’s trading and post-trade processing solutions, which include Valdi( ), a suite of electronic trading solutions for equities and listed derivatives that includes the Valdi Order Validator, a new ultra-low latency order validation engine; IntelliMatch Operational Control( ), an enterprise matching and reconciliation solution for multiple asset classes; and Stream( ), a suite of global, post-trade solutions for securities and derivatives.

John Beck, trading and technology editor, The Banker, said, “When it comes to trading technology, the arms race continues unabated. And for banks, catering to client requirements for access to fast and profitable algorithmic strategies, best execution, ultra-low latency connections and new exchanges and asset classes means that standing still is not an option. Meanwhile, the influx of post-crisis legislation has meant that the importance of post-trade processing has increased. In both the trading and post trade areas, a judging panel of more than 20 banking CIOs from around the world found that SunGard helps financial services firms meet these challenges better than any other technology provider.”

Harold Finders, chief executive officer of SunGard’s Financial Systems business, said, “SunGard offers firms a unique breadth and depth of solution choice for multi-asset trading, clearing, bookkeeping, margining, settlement and reconciliation to help them capitalize on the regulatory, economic and technological changes in financial services. The Banker’s recognition of our trading and post-trade/back-office solutions reflects our commitment to investing in our solutions to help our customers increase efficiency, respond to economic and regulatory developments, and achieve growth.”

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about US$4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and was ranked 480 on the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo, IntelliMatch and Valdi are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.


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June 14, 2012 at 10:31 am

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World’s First Social Phone App Plingm Debuts in Singapore

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Plingm delivers HD sound quality
SINGAPORE, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Sweden-based company Plingm launched its mobile VoIP app service in Singapore, marking its entry in the Asian mobile VoIP scene. The Plingm application is operating systems-agnostic, running across Android and iOS devices. With the Plingm voice app, users can now make HD quality voice calls to friends, family and relatives anywhere in the world and all of their Facebook friends and LinkedIn connections.

“Smartphone subscription and penetration rates are exploding in Asia. Recent study shows mobile penetration in many parts of Southeast Asia is currently close to 80 per cent to 90 per cent. By the end of 2012, five hundred million people are expected to own at least one mobile phone. This underscores the region’s strong propensity to connect with friends and family all around the world, making it a hotbed for mobile VoIP solutions,” said Pandelis Eliopoulos, co-founder of Plingm. “The massive growth of social media in the region is also making it easier for users to leverage the social network to constantly connect with friends and family anytime, anywhere.”

Plingm, which launched its first service in 2011, was founded by entrepreneurs from the telecom and internet industry in Sweden. Formerly known as Freephoo, the app has been launched successfully in many markets around the world, giving users the possibility to make low cost calls to billions of mobile and fixed phones globally. It is one of the first applications on App Store that enables users to purchase premium minutes through Apple’s own payment system (In-App-Purchase).

Plingm enables users to call over 100 destinations at low cost rates compared to leading providers, saving users 85% on an average.

About Plingm

Plingm uses innovative technology to develop and offer people friendly and cost efficient ways to communicate. The company was founded by entrepreneurs from the telecommunications- and internet industry. Plingm is based in Stockholm and active in 120 markets. More info on

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June 14, 2012 at 9:44 am

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