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March 26, 2009

ASUS Unveils Smart and Energy-Saving Displays for Work and Entertainment at CeBIT 2009

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ASUS Unveils Smart and Energy-Saving Displays for Work and Entertainment at CeBIT 2009

A Myriad of Innovative Display Solutions and the World’s First Wireless Monitor Amongst Highlights at CeBIT 2009

ASUS, a leader in the production of LCD monitors, is proud to unveil an array of innovative and energy-efficient LCD monitors that are geared not only to provide convenience to the user, but also protect the environment. These LCD monitors represent a leap forward in LCD manufacturing, and combine contemporary styling and user-centric innovations to deliver uncompromising performance.

EzLink Series - Work Smarter and Faster with Wireless Connectivity
The ASUS Wireless LCD Monitor is a breakthrough in user-centric design, providing professionals with a minimalist approach in terms of connecting a monitor to a desktop or notebook. The new generation EzLink technology enables users to connect displays either via Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI) or Wireless USB HWA (Host Wire Adapter) which delivers the same performance as a conventional display.

Energy-efficient Green Monitor VH192C and VH196
Consistent with the objectives of Green ASUS—an initiative committed to protecting the environment in areas such as design, procurement and manufacturing—ASUS has developed the energy-efficient VH192C and VH196 LCD monitors. These monitors are designed with the environment in mind—utilizing low levels of mercury during construction and just two lamps to save more than 20% in power consumption. An advanced optical film provides brilliant image performance without sacrificing brightness, and the Aspect Control technology delivers a 4:3 aspect ratio or full screen playback for sharp, vibrant and distortion-free images. The ASUS VH192C also incorporates the Color Shine glare-type panel that enriches image color density and saturation, clarifies borders and further improves image clarity.

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.

ASUS at CeBIT 2009
For more details about our highlighted products, please come visit us at Hall 26, Stand D39 from March 3rd to 8th, 2009.

ASUS Republic of Gamers Primed to Blow the Competition Away at CeBIT 2009

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ASUS Republic of Gamers Primed to Blow the Competition Away at CeBIT 2009

Star Lineup of Gaming Products Provide Exciting Solutions for all Gamers

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) was out in full force at CeBIT 2009, showcasing a stellar cast of the most innovative and exciting gaming products and peripherals. Staying true to their promise of delivering the best available technology for uncompromising performance, the ROG was able to enthrall gamers with all-rounded gaming solutions that included: blazingly-fast desktops, “icy-cool” thermal coolers, powerful gaming notebooks and much more.

ampage II GENE: Atomic in Size, Atomic in Power
The new X58-based ROG Rampage II GENE motherboard was designed to cater to overwhelming demand for a mATX gaming and enthusiast motherboard. Hailing from ASUS’ world record-breaking Rampage II lineage, the Rampage II GENE will allow users to harness the full power of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor in a chassis the fraction of the size and weight of an ATX desktop PC. Boasting premium features such as MemOK! for worry-free memory upgrades and CPU Level Up for easy system performance boosts, the Rampage II GENE’s awesome combination of overclockability, tweakability and stability enable it to easily outgun other full-sized ATX motherboards with ease. Furthermore, the onboard SupremeFX X-Fi solution delivers crisp audio and incredibly realistic in-game sound effects—allowing gamers to enjoy total immersion in games.

G-1000HA: Enjoy Pure Power with ASUS G-1000HA
The ASUS G-1000HA is a state of the art power supply that conforms to the demanding needs of today’s ever changing hardware, where stable and high performance power is paramount. The Intel ATX 12V V2.31 compliant ASUS G-1000HA power supply does all these things with ease. With a real 1000 watt power supply rating with active PFC (PF>0.99), it can deliver environmentally friendly power and is able to support Duo Core and Quad Core CPUs; as well as PCI-Express 2.0 graphic cards. It is also equipped with a 13.5 cm ball-bearing fan with auto thermal acoustics noise control–making for quieter operations. The PSU G-1000HA is also equipped with Japan-made capacitor for enhanced stability, performance and durability, five dedicated +12V rails for reliable output, and is 80 PLUS certified to provide up to 87% efficiency at 230VAC input.

Triton 81, Triton 88 and Troy Square: Ultimate CPU Cooling Solutions
The ASUS Triton 81, Triton 88 and Troy Square are highly effective thermal solutions specifically designed to handle ongoing advancements of computational and processor power. Capable of supporting powerful Quad-Core™ processors and the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor (LGA 1366), this impressive lineup of thermal solutions also feature outstanding innovations* such as:
• Exclusive 4-way airflow heatsink design
• Exclusive twin-pillared heatsink design
• 120mm inner-fan with a Diamond blue LED
• 6 copper heatpipes for ultimate cooling performances
• Support of up to 180W overclocking

These choice thermal solutions undoubtedly allow gamers and power users to stay cool, while pushing their hardware to the limit and beyond.
* Please check individual model specifications for detailed product specifications.

ROG Matrix Series VGA: Rule Your Game with World’s Most Intelligent Graphics Card
The ASUS ROG Matrix Series is equipped with the Super Hybrid Engine technology for automatic detection and adjustment of voltage, clock settings, and fan speeds to achieve the ultimate in performance or maximum energy savings. Additionally, the Hybrid Cooler technology delivers extreme or quieter cooling according to gamer needs. The ASUS ROG EAH4870 MATRIX is even equipped with an upgraded dual-fansink Hybrid Cooler+, which automatically and independently adjusts the speeds of both fans—preventing overheating of not only the GPU/memory modules but also the Power ICs. Last but not least, iTracker provides users with 5 scenario GUI modes for easy customization of their preferred usage.

ASUS G71Gx: Powerful Mobile Gaming with World’s Fastest Notebook Graphics Processor
A member of the highly impressive G Series notebooks, the ASUS G71Gx is designed specifically to cater to gaming enthusiasts. Equipped with a 17-inch WUXGA full high definition display with quick response time and powered by the world’s fastest GeForce™ GTX 260M graphics processor with GDDR3 1024MB VRAM, the ASUS G71Gx boasts up to 50% more graphics performance for unrivalled graphics performance. The G71Gx also supports the NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology to bring sharper and smoother video transitions while utilizing very little power. Dual channel DDR2 800GHz and support for 3 x SODIMM up to 12GB of memory provide truly fast paced gaming; while up to 1TB (500GB x 2) dual SATA storage drives, Blu-ray support, four dedicated Altec Lansing speakers delivers to gamers the muscle to take on their opponents decisively.

Immersive Gamer-centric User Benefits
ASUS’ concept gaming notebook epitomizes its efforts to enhance the sensory experience of gamers. It offers panel improvement (enhancing panel saturation, brightness and contrast); while stringent selection of the best panels and graphics cards offer the best possible visual enjoyment. These notebooks will also incorporate interactive lights and sounds for a more immersive visual spectacle; while 3D surround-sound audio via headphones or the system will complement the overall visual reality experience—delivering quite possibly the next step in gaming in a fully immersive entertainment environment.

ASUS ROG CG6190: Latest & Highest Performing Intel X58 Gaming PC
The ASUS ROG CG6190 Gaming PC was engineered with serious gamers in mind. Equipped with Intel®’s latest X58 chipset platform—the Core™ i7 processor, it is able to deliver extreme gaming performances to suit any hardcore gamer. Furthermore, the ROG CG6190 Gaming PC features top-notch solutions including: triple channel high speed DDR3 memory for high speed processing, the world’s fastest single GPU solution—the GeForce GTX285 graphics card for ultra-realistic gaming motions, a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner for system security, a SupremeFX X-Fi Audio Card capable of 3D nine virtual speaker audio experiences, and a unique dual power system and customized liquid cooling modules for non-stop sustainability. All of these amazing features add up to deliver the most engaging, most exclusive, and most exciting gaming experience ever.

ASUS PG Series 120Hz Gaming Monitor: Complete Gaming Pleasure with Lightning-fast Response and Crystal-clear Visual Quality
In the world of Internet and LAN gaming, just having quick reflexes isn’t enough—crisp and crystal-clear images are absolutely vital to gamers. ASUS’ concept 120Hz Gaming Monitor will be demoed at CeBIT 2009, and is specifically designed to provide gamers with the competitive edge by delivering a 120Hz frame rate—eliminating motion blur while panning or tracking fast-moving objects during FPS gameplay. The ASUS 120Hz Gaming Monitor also adopts Trace Free Technology for smoother graphics with 2ms (GTG) quick response time; while the ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio technology delivers a 20,000:1 aspect ratio for more realistic night scenes during gameplay or watching movies.

Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. Please visit www.asus.com for more details.

ASUS at CeBIT 2009
For more details about our highlighted products, please come visit us at Hall 26, Stand D39 from March 3rd to 8th, 2009.

Acer presents the new EcoDisplay features Professional Displays

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Acer presents the new EcoDisplay features Professional Displays

The twentieth century has witnessed the rapid growth of the IT market and the increasing popularity of its associated technologies – computers, satellites, Internet – each contributing in no small way to driving innovation.

The growth of industry is a vital part of a nation’s economy, yet coincides with the escalating use of limited natural resources. The challenge for the new millennium is continued drive of innovation without exhausting the world’s resources. As a consequence, it is extremely important that companies start taking responsibility and exploring new roads that lead toward the development of products with the lowest impact on the environment, while meeting the user needs, functions and added-value.

Acer has already taken that new road. Each year, Acer’s investments in research and development are substantial, because the company strongly believes in the need to find out new solutions that are at the same time innovative and respectful of the environment.

Acer’s efforts are based on a strong intuition: any industrial process that reduces natural energy and raw material consumption generates savings and these savings make the company more competitive yet at the same time make significant contribution to protecting the world’s resources.

Also, buying environmentally friendly products can significantly reduce costs for business. More energy efficient equipment means less heat, longer product life, lower air conditioning on top energy savings. In the long run, buying eco-products can be a very smart choice.

Acer’s has developed a complete new range of professional displays taking into account all environmental issues. The new Business and Value LCD models have an energy saving design, use eco-compatible materials and are free of hazardous substances. These models have been certified by the most known programs devoted to promote the production of energy efficient and eco-compatible equipment, such as Energy Star, EPEAT and TCO.

Now it’s time to increase the user awareness of the importance of buying eco-friendly equipment. It is important, too, to help users understand the features and benefits of the product they are buying. This is why Acer new monitors feature a label clearly indicating the green features of the product. The label will be printed on the packaging and a sticker will be placed on the base of the monitor. The label will help user easily identify the monitor as compliant with all internationally recognized standards for energy saving and use of eco-friendly materials.

Acer displays featuring the EcoDisplay logo are mercury free and certified by Energy Star 5.0, qualified under EPEAT Gold and TCO. Critical to any home or office environment is the cost of energy or power consumption, the new Acer EcoDisplays integrate a two lamp system instead of the standard four lamps and as a consequence the displays consume up to 50% less power hence reducing costs dramatically.

Philips acquires lighting controls company Dynalite in Australia

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Philips acquires lighting controls company Dynalite in Australia

Further strengthens Philips’ position to lead the global switch to energy-efficient lighting solutions

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Sydney, Australia – Royal Philips Electronics (AEX: PHI, NYSE: PHG) announced today that it has acquired Dynalite, a leading maker of lighting controls headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Dynalite has become part of the Lighting Electronics business within the Philips Lighting sector. Financial details of this agreement were not disclosed.

“Sophisticated lighting control systems can provide our customers with significant cost and energy savings. A variety of lighting control methods present a solution to suit any setting, ensuring that energy is not consumed unnecessarily, while providing the user with complete flexibility and control over their environment. As such, the acquisition of Dynalite enables us to further strengthen our offering of integral energy management solutions to major corporations, property developers and hotel groups,” said Rudy Provoost, Chief Executive of Philips’ Lighting sector. “Having a prominent lighting controls business will help us to further capitalize on the growing demand for energy saving solutions. This is fueled by trends towards net zero CO2 buildings and the accelerating global switch to green energy saving solutions, partly enforced by increasing government legislations.”

Dynalite was founded in 1989 and has since become a prominent lighting control company with its energy management and building automation, architectural lighting control, home automation and residential applications solutions. The company, with offices in Australia, the U.K., China and Dubai has around 130 employees. Dynalite posted a double-digit profit margin and sales growth in 2008; a performance which is expected to continue in years to come as it starts leveraging Philips’ existing global distribution channels.

With the acquisition of Dynalite, Philips significantly expands its existing lighting controls business. The combination will have a prominent position in the global lighting controls industry with an estimated total market value of approximately EUR 2 billion. The acquisition also expands Philips’ green products portfolio, and further secures its position to lead the global shift to energy-efficient lighting solutions.

U.S. Department of Energy honors Philips for significant advancement in LED lighting

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U.S. Department of Energy honors Philips for significant advancement in LED lighting

Award recognizes highly-efficient LED replacement lamp in development

Burlington, MA, United States – Philips Color Kinetics has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), receiving an award for “Significant Achievement in Solid-State Lighting Research & Development.” The award recognizes Philips’ exceptional progress on an 18-month project intended to produce a highly efficient LED PAR lamp.

For the second consecutive year, Philips was one of a select few research teams honored out of the 50+ solid-state lighting projects currently being funded by the DOE.

According to test results, the lamp being developed is already significantly more efficient than comparable LED PAR 38 lamps on the market, and 4-5 times more efficient than incandescent lamps. With an ultimate performance target of approximately 70 lumens per watt, the fully realized lamp will meet or exceed the efficacy of nearly all conventional light sources.

“This is terrific recognition by the DOE of our team’s strides to date, and yet the truly exciting results are still to come,” said Jeff Cassis, CEO, Philips Color Kinetics. “The call for energy-efficient lighting choices has never been greater, and we believe this important program is on track to deliver a fully integrated lamp with widespread market potential.”

“More than a research effort, this is a program with clear-cut performance and commercialization goals that can drive LED sources further into mainstream lighting.”

The project is being funded by a $1.7 million grant from the DOE. It incorporates advanced LED package and system integration technology plus novel, highly efficient driver technology and a unique optical arrangement – accounting for all the layers required to make LEDs truly useful for general illumination.

PAR lamps are round spotlight “bulbs” that typically utilize incandescent, halogen or HID technologies – none of which can match the energy efficiency and long source life of LEDs. Furthermore, an LED PAR lamp can provide more useful light due to the directional nature of LED sources, which minimizes the loss of light within fixtures.

Separately, three of Philips’ commercially available LED luminaires recently garnered “Special Recognition” awards as part of the Next Generation Luminaires™ SSL Design Competition. This program, organized by the DOE together with the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers, is intended to promote LED luminaires that meet expectations of the commercial specification market, implicitly differentiating them from LED products that will not meet the needs of lighting designers, specifiers, and users.

Philips’ recognized products were eW® Cove Powercore, eW Profile Powercore, and eW Downlight SM Powercore. Additional information is available at http://www.ngldc.org/.

Ericsson to host Royal visit in Rio de Janeiro

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Ericsson to host Royal visit in Rio de Janeiro

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will be hosting a visit by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden to Rio de Janeiro, to coincide with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in the city. The program will include participation in Ericsson’s customer activities as well as sailing onboard one of Ericsson’s two boats in the upcoming In-Port race on April 4, 2009.

The Volvo Ocean Race provides Ericsson with an unrivalled opportunity to meet with customers and partners in key markets. It is a way to showcase Ericsson’s technology leadership and innovation while engaging in discussions with customers around the world.

Ericsson is participating with two yachts in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race, Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4. Ericsson 4 is led by Torben Grael from Brazil with an international crew, while Ericsson 3 is lead by Swedish skipper Magnus Olsson and sailed by an all Nordic crew.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 started on October 11, 2008 in Alicante, Spain. The course has taken the competitors through a new route, via India, South East Asia and China, further enhancing its global status and worldwide attractiveness.
The Volvo Ocean Race provides Ericsson with an unrivalled opportunity to meet with customers and partners in key markets. It is a way to showcase Ericsson’s technology leadership and innovation while engaging in discussions with customers around the world.

Ericsson is participating with two yachts in the 2008-2009 Volvo Ocean Race, Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4. Ericsson 4 is led by Torben Grael from Brazil with an international crew, while Ericsson 3 is lead by Swedish skipper Magnus Olsson and sailed by an all Nordic crew.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 started on October 11, 2008 in Alicante, Spain. The course has taken the competitors through a new route, via India, South East Asia and China, further enhancing its global its global status and worldwide attractiveness.

Ericsson 3 finished first in Rio de Janeiro this morning and Ericsson 4 is lying second but has yet to finish.

Ericsson is honored to host HRH Crown Princess Victoria in Rio de Janeiro and media is welcome to attend photo opportunities in conjunction with the events in the official program.

Detailed provisional program
Hosts for visit:
Henry Sténson, Senior Vice President Group Function Communication, Ericsson
Fatima Raimondi, Head of Ericsson Brazil
For information about the visit please contact Ola Rembe, Ericsson (contact details below).
In order to enable program updates media are requested to register your attendance with:
Rodrigo Varanda, Ericsson Brazil (contact details below).

All timings are estimated and may change.

Wednesday, April 1

12.15 - 12.25

Swedish Trade Council - Swedish Trade Council promotes a seminar on “Children with disabilities and an independent life” and hosts HRH Crown Princess Victoria at a lunch.

A photo opportunity (1) will be arranged outside the function room “Rio de Janeiro” at Copacabana Palace Hotel.
To get access to the function room photographers need to register with Marianna Silva at the Swedish Trade Council on +551121374400.

Address: Copacabana Palace Hotel, Avenida Atlântica, 1702 - Copacabana

15:30 - 15.40

Ericsson hosts a visit to the Grael Foundation - The Grael Foundation focuses on enabling children and young adults in need from age nine get the opportunity to learn how to sail, swim and learn seamanship with the purpose to creating a better future.

Over 5000 children have passed the exam under the foundations 10-year-history. The Crown Princess will meet with the Grael Family who has founded the project, among others Torben Grael, skipper of Ericsson 4. Ericsson Brazil is a supporter of the Grael Foundation.

A photo opportunity (2) will be arranged at the Grael Foundation in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro.

Address: Avenida Carlos Ermelindo Marins, 494 - Niterói/RJ

Thursday, April 2

09:00 - 09.15

Visit to the Volvo Ocean Race Village, at Marina da Glória. The Crown Princess is invited to walk through the Race village with Knut Frostad, CEO, Volvo Ocean Race.

A photo opportunity (3) will be arranged in the race village together with the skippers of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and Knut Frostad. A photo pen will be situated centrally in the race village.

Address: Marina da Glória, Av. Infante D. Henrique, s/n - Flamengo

Media contact at Volvo Ocean Race:
Beatriz Pastor y Puga - Media Relations Manager
Phone: +55 21 8282 1476
E-mail: beatriz.pastor@volvooceanrace.org

Sophie Luther - International Press Officer
Phone: +55 (21) 8282 1221
E-mail: sophie.luther@volvooceanrace.org
Access to the Volvo Ocean Race village will require accreditation. To register please follow this link: www.volvooceanrace.org/press-centre/

13.20-13.30

Ericsson Corporate Social Responsibility Round Table - “Achieving the Millennium Development Goals.” The main objective of the Round Table is networking with top executives from enterprise companies and Ericsson’s customers through discussions on key topics related to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) stated by the United Nations.

A photo opportunity (4) will be arranged outside the venue as HRH Crown Princess Victoria arrives. A photo pen will be used.
Address: Casa Julieta de Serpa, Praia do Flamengo, 340 - Flamengo

Friday, April 3

12:00

Participation in Childhood Brasil Charity Luncheon. A photo opportunity (5) will be arranged when HRH Crown Princess Victoria arrives at the venue and a photo pen will be used.
Address: Marius Restaurant, Avenida Atlântica, 290 - Leme

20.30

Participation in social function celebrating Ericsson’s 85th anniversary in Brazil at Museum of Modern Art.

The function is hosted by Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, and Fatima Raimondi, Head of Ericsson Brazil.

A photo opportunity (6) will be arranged outside the venue when HRH Crown Princess Victoria arrives. A photo pen will be used.

Address: Museum of Modern Art, Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, 85 - Flamengo

Saturday, April 4

10:30

HRH Crown Princess Victoria will sail as onboard guest on “Ericsson 4″ in the In-Port race in Rio de Janeiro. Onboard guests will board the racing yachts in Marina de Gloria and leave for the race course.

The in-port race is a critical component of the Volvo Ocean Race. Not only do the in-port races award 20% of the total race points on offer, but they are an integral part of the spectacle of the race. This is when the public can see man and machine engage in battle in very close quarters.

A photo opportunity (7) will be arranged on the doc when the yachts leave. Access to the photo pen will require Volvo Ocean Race media accreditation.

17:15

HRH Crown Princess Victoria will hand over the trophy to the winning team at the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port race prize giving.

A photo opportunity (8) will be arranged in front of the stage located at the Volvo Pavilion in the Volvo Ocean Race village.

Access to the photo pen will require Volvo Ocean Race media accreditation.

For media enquiries about press boats and accreditation please contact Volvo Ocean Race press department.

Motorola Research Reveals 64 percent of Companies Neglect WLAN Security

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Motorola Research Reveals 64 percent of Companies Neglect WLAN Security

Less than half of European companies encrypt their wireless LAN data

The Enterprise Mobility Solutions business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today released European research indicating that 64 percent of companies are neglecting their wireless LAN security. The survey, conducted by Vanson Bourne, found that over half of large companies use the same security measures for both wired and wireless networks.

Although different types of threats and weaknesses confront wired and wireless LANs, only 47 percent of companies are using WEP or WPA encryption on their wireless networks, and less than a third (30 percent) are using any form of wireless intrusion prevention system.

“Companies would be naive to use the same security mechanisms for wired as well as wireless LANs,” said Amit Sinha, fellow and chief technologist of Motorola Enterprise Wireless LAN. “It’s surprising that companies today are not using wireless encryption standards like WPA2. The cost of a data breach is $200 - $300 per compromised record, an order of magnitude more than the cumulative cost of security technologies to prevent exposure. Prevention is always better than cure.”

IT teams today face many different security problems for wired and wireless networks, and consequently need to be aware of the need to treat these networks differently. 79 percent of organizations, for example, promote good security practise by using IT policies across the organization. However, the research also found that 51 percent of companies have no way of enforcing these policies across their network. Furthermore, with employees becoming increasingly mobile, outdoor networks and wireless hotspots in cafes may present a security ‘back door’ into the network. Indeed, 56 percent of organizations believe that many employees flout security measures by sending corporate data over completely unsecured wireless networks, such as those at wireless hotspots in cafes, rather than using some form of VPN.

“Education is vital to improving wireless network security,” continued Sinha. “Wireless introduced vulnerabilities in the corporate network that traditional security architectures cannot mitigate. A layered approach to securing the airspace that comprises of strong authentication and encryption built on industry standards such as WPA2-Enterprise along with 24×7 wireless monitoring and intrusion prevention is required.”

Furthermore, many IT teams are wasting time on security activities which could easily be automated. With 58 percent of companies spending over two hours every week, and in 24 percent of cases over 8 hours a week searching for ‘rogue’ access points, they may be missing other security threats on the network. Although it is important to spend time looking for fake access points which users may accidentally connect to, sending all their data over the ‘rogue’ AP and being intercepted by a hacker, this task could easily be automated. Solid wireless security involves not only the prevention of unauthorised access to sensitive information but also the ongoing management of the entire environment in order to identify, isolate and prevent weak spots and potential intrusions, which requires constant monitoring and complete visibility of the network.

“Companies may be wasting their time carrying out tasks manually which could be automated,” concluded Sinha. “Several industry regulations such as the payment card industry’s Data Security Standard require strong wireless security measures as well as monitoring of wireless networks at all locations for compliance. Manually validating wireless policy compliance is costly, error-prone and leaves gaps in security. Companies need to invest in robust WLAN infrastructure with 24×7 monitoring for gap-free security and cost-effective regulatory compliance.”

The research was carried out to understand how companies across Europe secure their wireless networks. The survey was undertaken by Vanson Bourne and questioned 400 IT directors at companies with over 1,000 employees across the UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain and Nordics.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola Expands On Demand Platform to Enhance Support for Rapidly Growing On Demand Libraries Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages Adaptive Media Management framework to optimize service providers’ streaming, storage, and network resources

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Motorola Expands On Demand Platform to Enhance Support for Rapidly Growing On Demand Libraries Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages Adaptive Media Management framework to optimize service providers’ streaming, storage, and network resources

Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today introduced the Motorola B-3 Video Server, creating the broadest, most flexible lineup of solid-state on demand servers in the industry. Designed to address small- to medium-sized streaming sites, the B-3 complements the Motorola B-1, the world’s most widely deployed solid-state on demand server. When joined with the Motorola CPS1000 Content Propagation System, the Motorola on demand platform addresses the rapid growth in on demand usage and content libraries while optimizing operator storage, streaming and network resources.

The Motorola B-3 Video Server leverages industry-standard hardware to create a high-performance, highly scalable, fault tolerant server that delivers premium support for video on demand (VOD), time-shifted TV, on demand ad insertion, network DVR (nDVR), and other advanced services. Available from early Q2 09, the B-3 efficiently scales from several hundred to more than 3,000 streams and can be configured as a standalone server with integrated content library, or as an edge server deployed alongside a B-1 .

As on demand usage and libraries rapidly expand, operators require on demand networks that are flexible enough to cater to changing demands. In response, Motorola integrated Adaptive Media Management throughout its on demand portfolio. The Motorola Adaptive Media Management (AMM) algorithms were developed by analyzing data from 160 B-1 deployments encompassing 900 thousand streams worldwide. CPS1000 utilizes AMM to distribute content and assign streaming resources across the network and to share content libraries between servers. AMM enables the B-1 and B-3 servers to select the optimal storage and streaming technologies. The result is the optimization streaming and network resources, reduction in storage costs, and ability to deliver the level of choice consumers want.

“The new B-3 server expands Motorola’s on demand hardware and software portfolio, organized around the Adaptive Media Management framework,” said Sean Welch, director, on demand video for the Motorola Home and Networks Mobility business. “Adaptive Media Management enables our service provider customers to optimize their streaming, storage and network bandwidth resources, reducing operational and capital expenses even as they face unprecedented growth in on demand libraries and consumer demand for personalized media experiences.”

For more information on Motorola’s on demand portfolio, including hardware and software solutions, please visit the on demand section of Motorola’s website. Motorola will also have its on demand and content management technology on display at The Cable Show, booth #2037, CCBN in Beijing # 3502, and the IPTV World Forum in London #300. For commentary on broadband home solutions, including cable VOD technology, please visit the Motorola blog at www.mediaexperiences2go.com.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

Motorola and Virgin Media Explore the Future of Entertainment Delivery at Cable CongressDemonstrations and discussions to explore next generation gateways capable of supporting converged entertainment services

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Motorola and Virgin Media Explore the Future of Entertainment Delivery at Cable CongressDemonstrations and discussions to explore next generation gateways capable of supporting converged entertainment services

Speaking at Cable Congress 2009 during the panel discussion “Universal Service Gateways: Any Service, Any IP Device”, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Virgin Media will explore a simplified and unified approach to delivering advanced home entertainment services and the delivery of a consumer’s personal media experiences – your content, when and where you want to watch it.

As the number of IP connected devices and converged entertainment services in the home grow, so does the complexity of the gateway and the demands on the home network. The next-generation service delivery gateway architecture being discussed by the two companies is proposed to deliver advanced multimedia services, such as:

Multi-room TV – the ability to watch recorded content from any TV or PC in the house
Converged entertainment services across three screens – PC, TV and mobile
Media Mobility – moving your content from device to device and taking it on-the-go
Customizable user interfaces.
Visitors to Motorola’s stand (#25) will experience the company’s next-generation technology showcase, developed in conjunction with Virgin Media, which demonstrates the drive towards a less complex delivery of the personalized viewing experience.

“There is a growing consumer trend towards personalized viewing and Motorola is uniquely positioned to enable service providers to deliver personalized, rich media experiences to their customers,” said Chris Kohler, senior director of engineering, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility. “Connectivity in the home is a given. Motorola brings the intelligence to render the network invisible, with manageable connected devices that allow the consumer to focus on realizing the tremendous potential of IP-based entertainment services.”

Notes to editors

Motorola speakers at Cable Congress 2009

· 18 March, 13.45, Panel: A View from the Top – the Power to Connect - Geoff Roman, senior vice president, strategy, business development, technology & quality, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility

· 19 March, 16.10, Panel: Universal Service Gateways: Any Service, Any IP Device - Chris Kohler, senior director of engineering, Motorola Home & Networks Mobility alongside Kevin Baughan, director of technical strategy and product development, Virgin Media.

Motorola is a global leader in digital entertainment, video delivery and broadband network technologies that make today’s rich media experiences possible. The company holds number one market share in shipments for cable and IPTV with over 80 million digital entertainment devices and over six million IPTV set-top devices shipped to date and is a leading worldwide provider of CMTS and cable modem solutions, including number one market share for DOCSIS® modems, contributing significantly to the development of the DOCSIS and EuroDOCSIS specifications.

About Virgin Media

With almost 10 million customers, Virgin Media is the UK’s first quad-play provider of TV, broadband, phone and mobile.

Virgin Media is the largest residential broadband provider in the country, delivering next-generation internet access with ultrafast speeds of up to 50Mb using its unique fibre-optic cable network. Virgin Media has the UK’s most advanced TV on demand service and is the only TV platform to carry BBC iPlayer. Virgin Media was the first to launch a high definition TV service and offers a high-specification, HD-ready V+ personal video recorder. Virgin Media is the second-largest provider of pay TV and home phone in the UK and the largest virtual mobile network operator.

Virgin Media also owns two content businesses – Virgin Media Television (VMTV) and sit-up. VMTV owns eight entertainment channels, including Virgin1, Living, Bravo and Challenge – and is a 50 per cent joint partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV which consists of ten channels including Dave, G.O.L.D., Watch and Alibi. sit-up runs retail TV channels bid tv, price-drop tv and speed auction tv. For more information, go to www.virginmedia.com.

Motorola and Zebra® Mobile Printers Introduce Service to Reduce Costs

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Motorola and Zebra® Mobile Printers Introduce Service to Reduce Costs

New service for partners: one-stop shop for maintenance of Zebra mobile printers

9th February 2008 –The Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) today announced that its ‘Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage’ service agreement has been extended to include Zebra® mobile printer products. This new service provides a three-day turnaround on the repair or replacement of Zebra® printers, including print heads.

Motorola EMb’s ‘Service from the Start – Bronze with Comprehensive Coverage for Zebra® Mobile Printers’ service offers a repair, maintenance and replacement service for both standard wear and tear of devices and accidental damage. Telephone support for the service is available in all major European languages including French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and English as well as Polish, Czech, Slovakian and Dutch.

“Motorola continues to invest in finding new opportunities for partners to provide value-added services to customers,” said Chris Ranger, VP Motorola Enterprise Mobility Services, EMEA. “By extending our Service from the Start service agreement to include mobile Zebra® printers, we can offer the same dependable turnaround times and standard of service that our customers already receive on their Motorola products. Retailers, transportation and logistics companies, as well as public sector organisations utilize mobile computers and printers in a variety of environments where they are subjected to high levels of wear and tear. With this offering, Motorola is providing partners with another tool to help customers improve productivity and gain a significant competitive edge.”

Under the new agreement, partners can simply ship damaged Zebra® printers to their local Motorola shipping consolidation facility, and Motorola will take care of the rest. Resellers across the EU can also offer a telephone hotline, provided by Motorola to diagnose end users’ hardware problems.

“This is a key offering for the channel,” continued Ranger. “Our partners can now offer consistent service in all EU countries, have a single point of contact for all mobile computers and printers and benefit from larger discounts on volume purchases. Having a fast turnaround on repairs is imperative to channel partners today, as although partners can excel at making a sale, they can often find maintenance and ongoing care a challenge.”

Motorola and Zebra® have been Alliance Partners since 2004. This joint effort will increase synergies for resellers and allow partners to offer a unified mobile computer and printer maintenance solution to customers.

About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.

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