FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Radisys, NVIDIA, Syntonic, payvia, Outspoken, Smith Micro
Sprint today launched a new Wi-Fi calling service that it says is meant to improve in-building call quality. The free service will initially be rolled out to the Samsung Galaxy Mega and Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini. According to a press release, the feature will arrive as an over-the-air update. Users will be able to use their voice and messaging services over existing home, office and public Wi-Fi networks. The service is primarily aimed at providing better voice and messaging service for in-building coverage or areas with "challenging network conditions."
Radisys Corporation announced its Telecom Cloud-ready T-Series platforms, pre-configured with the latest Intel silicon and integrated load balancing to meet operators’ requirements for Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) deployments.
NVIDIA just announced the Tegra NOTE 7 LTE. Tegra NOTE 7 LTE takes NVIDIA’s i500 LTE modem and adds it to the Tegra NOTE 7 family for LTE and HSPA+ connectivity that can operate on popular carriers worldwide. The 7-inch Android tablet with LTE will be available starting at $299 USD from partners worldwide starting in Q2 2014. Tegra NOTE 7-based Wi-Fi tablets continue to start at $199 USD. NVIDIA also announced that the entire Tegra NOTE 7 family just received an OTA update for Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Syntonic Wireless, Inc., a provider of business models for monetizing content access on mobile devices, today announces the release of its core technology: the Syntonic Connected Service Platform (CSP). The Syntonic CSP is an open and extensible platform for delivering connected content to any mobile computing device without requiring modifications to the content, application, or the device.
payvia announced a new video transcoding tool to benefit all mobile carriers, along with a new, consolidated brand name of Outspoken. Brilliant by Outspoken, the new transcoding tool, is rooted in the company¹s aggregation services and video technology. Using Outspoken¹s API, carriers can offload their video transcoding to navigate around the specs, sizes and other capabilities for each handset.
Smith Micro Software, Inc. and Option, a company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announced a partnership to enhance machine-to-machine (M2M) and mobile hotspot environments with intelligent remote policy management and value-add content delivery. Through this partnership, Smith Micro's NetWise solution will be integrated with Option's CloudGate M2M gateway, with a demonstration planned for Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.