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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a provider of secure wireless communications, announced it has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army to provide Micro Satellite (Microsat) Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), baseband networking equipment and associated engineering services. The order has a total value of $223.4 million, if all options are exercised through September 2020. The initial funding on this order is $9.9 million for the base 12-month period starting September 2015.

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding availability of its Secure Cloud Interconnect solution, a software-defined networking service, across public sector organizations including federal, state, local, education and public safety agencies. The service is also expanding to include Latin America and additional sites in Europe and the U.S., including Sao Paulo, Brazil; Frankfurt and Russelsheim, Germany; and New York and Los Angeles.

Brightstar Corp., a provider of mobile products, services and technology organization, announced that Benoit Scheen has joined the company as President of Brightstar’s Europe, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (EMEA) region, effective immediately.
Based in London, Scheen will report to Jaymin B. Patel, Brightstar President and CEO, and will assume responsibility for all Brightstar business in EMEA and the growth and integration of wireless distribution and services. Brightstar currently serves device and accessory manufacturers, mobile network operators, retailers and enterprise customers across nearly 50 countries in the region.

Zipit Wireless, a provider of communication solutions, announced the issue by the US Patent Office of a patent covering the mobile technology used in its Enterprise Critical Messaging Solution, currently utilizes by healthcare, emergency services, manufacturing, government, and other enterprise organizations throughout the U.S. The patent details specific features that enable users to distinguish between critical, often time-sensitive messages and simple text messages.
The device patent covers technology for prioritizing messages sent to a device, changing the behavior of the device, such as changing the display and sound based on a specific message priority level, support for pre-defined multiple choice message responses, and enabling messages to be deleted remotely or automatically from mobile electronic communications devices such as the dedicated Zipit Now devices or smartphones and tablets running an application like the Zipit Confirm mobile application.  The entire patent includes 16 claims.

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