Spirent iTest Lab Optimizer from network testing maven Spirent Communications helps operators and equipment vendors improve their test lab equipment utilization, productivity and test cycle time. The device leverages MRV Optical Communications Systems‘ physical layer switch, the Media Cross Connect, to drive productivity across the lab and reduce test cycle time, and it enhances the Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO), a set of test practices deployed to help ensure infrastructures meet a defined quality of service and quality of experience required to deliver strategic business objectives…C Spire Wireless has added C Spire Business Solutions to its service bundle, offering wireless, HD Voice phone services and fixed-rate dedicated Internet access services for enterprises. HD Voice will feature basic and premium packages along with three models of Polycom SoundPoint IP corded phone handsets with scalable services…GigOptix Inc. has been demonstrating what it says is the first integrated single channel 100 Gb/s NRZ-OOK TOSA based on the proprietary TFPS GigOptix modulator and the hybrid integration of an InP laser diode and InP electronics. Successful operation of the TOSA was confirmed through BER measurements and eye-diagrams at 80-100 Gb/s as part of the POLYSYS EU program, a collaboration involving the National Technical University of Athens, III-V Lab, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Linkra Srl and GigOptix. The goal of the program is to realize a hybrid integrated laser and modulator TOSA solution that will utilize GigOptix’s TFPS electro-optical polymer technology to integrate four lanes of 100 Gbps On-Off-Keying (OOK) lanes to ultimately implement 400 Gbps solutions…Media-engagement company Shazam now is claiming a quarter of a billion users globally. The company also is crowing about its Shazam for TV second-screen service enhancement in the U.S. to support TV programming on any channel, any time; fans can use the app as a “TV companion app” with any U.S. TV show to access cast details and photos, music in the show, celebrity gossip, trivia, celebrity tweets, and links to additional information plus the ability to instantly share and comment on the show or episode on Facebook and Twitter…The AirPrime SL9090, a multimode product now included in Sierra Wireless’ AirPrime SL Series of compact, industrial-grade embedded wireless modules, lets North American device manufacturers operate on networks that use either HSPA+ or EV-DO wireless standards with a single product design. Designed for use in fixed or mobile M2M deployments in the industrial, field service, energy, networking, and transportation sectors, the AirPrime SL9090 uses a 25 mm x 30 mm Land Grid Array (LGA) form factor. Additional key features include GPS and antenna diversity support…A trio of products from Tekelec — Mobile Policy Gateway, Application Manager and Policy Analytics Platform — integrate with Tekelec’s Policy Server to create a “policy everywhere” framework to give service providers a way to introduce subsidized or “toll-free” data, opt-in mobile advertising, customer loyalty/rewards programs and application-based plans with partner ecosystems. They also extend the reach of policy to the smart device to provide intelligent Wi-Fi offload, to manage “chatty” applications, to improve device security and to give subscribers greater control over their apps.

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