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FirstNews Briefs: NVIDIA, IBM, Garmin, MegaPath, Alcatel-Lucent

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:31am
Wireless Week Staff

NVIDIA today launched the newest members of the NVIDIA SHIELD family — the SHIELD tablet and the SHIELD wireless controller. Featuring the NVIDIA Tegra K1 with 192 GPU cores, the SHIELD tablet is built for gaming and features access to PC game streaming services and Twitch. Starting at $299 and available for pre-order, SHEILD tablet will be available in two options: 16GB Wi-Fi or 32GB Wi-Fi + LTE. The SHIELD wireless controller retails for $59, and a tablet cover that doubles as a stand retails for $39.

IBM and Monitise announced an expanded, multi-year global alliance to deliver cloud-based mobile commerce solutions to financial services institutions. The expansion of the alliance will bring together the IBM MobileFirst portfolio of offerings as well as IBM’s financial services and retail industry expertise with Monitise’s mobile banking and payments capabilities, spearheaded globally as an IBM Global Business Services’ initiative.

Garmin International Inc. today announced an expanded Connext portfolio of products and features, to include wireless connectivity between select Garmin avionics and Garmin Pilot on an iPad/iPhone and certain Android mobile devices. When paired with compatible Garmin avionics, the Flight Stream 110 can share weather, traffic, GPS information, SiriusXM Aviation weather and SiriusXM satellite radio on mobile devices operating Garmin Pilot. The Flight Stream 210 adds two-way flight plan transfer and provides attitude information for display within Garmin Pilot.

MegaPath Corporation, a provider of managed data, voice, security and cloud services in North America, today announced the availability of its Managed WiFi offering, providing distributed organizations with a secure wireless Local Area Network (LAN).

Alcatel-Lucent today announced that Turk Telekom, a communication and convergence technology group in Turkey, has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 Extensible Routing Platform (XRS) to meet the capacity demands of data and video use from a growing base of more than 13.5 million access lines and 7.4 million ultra-broad band subscribers.

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