DIMTS launches TellTail Mobile Security App

Concerned with the increasing incidents of rapes, kidnapping and other security threats faced by the public, especially women, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) has launched the TellTail mobile app in India.
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According to a statement issued by DIMTS, the app, which is currently available on Android phones, can be freely downloaded from Google Play. TellTail is a security application that allows the user to be tracked using the GPS in a vehicle or the user’s phone. It also helps the individuals send alerts to their friends and family in emergency situations on the press of a button. The concerned contacts can also see the tracking information on a map.
The application has two main features. First and foremost, the main feature is that it can not only be tracked by vehicle but also others to be tracked through the GPS in the phone. What is unique about this app and makes it different from other security apps is that the user can be tracked even if she/he does not have a GPS enabled phone.  If the user is in the orange-coloured Delhi Transit (cluster) buses/ new auto rickshaws/ any other public service vehicle fitted with GPS, she/he just needs to feed in the vehicle number and the vehicle will start getting tracked.
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In case of a situation when the user needs immediate help, the user just needs to press the panic button in the application for two seconds and an alert will be generated and messages sent to the backend server as well as the registered contacts. If GPS/GPRS is available, the application will send exact location details to DIMTS server and the relevant contacts. However, even if the GPS/GPRS is not available, the application will send the panic alert to the contacts.
For any individual in trouble and requiring help, this application can be life saver as the victim can quietly send the help request to her family or friends by pressing the panic button without having to call anyone. Family members will be able to constantly track the movement of the victim and provide help at the earliest. The exact position from where the panic was sent will also be known so that there is no problem in help being sent at that location.
The application does not invade the privacy of the users as they can be tracked only when they wish to by switching on the TellTail app. The data from these GPS/GPRS fitted vehicles, is received every ten seconds. With this credible tracking data, the TellTail app will help in tracking the vehicle faster.
Additional Information – How the app works
–    Download from Google play and install it on your phone
–    Go to settings and update profile and register five contacts
–    To track the vehicle you are travelling in, feed in the number of the vehicle and press ‘Track by Vehicle’ button
–    To get yourself tracked through GPS of your phone, press ‘Track Me’ button

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Car-pooling major FolksVagn forge alliance with Hindustan Times for Green Gurgaon Campaign

FolksVagn, a dynamic and India’s largest car-pooling service for corporates has collaborated with Hindustan Times’ ‘Green Gurgaon’ campaign as their car-pooling partner, according to a statement. The campaign which started in mid of January this year is all about spreading the green message among the corporates. One of the components of the campaign is following the idea of car-pooling to save fuel, pollution, traffic and hence, saving the environment.
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Being their car-pooling partners, FolksVagn promotes the idea of going green in Delhi/NCR. Car-pooling to be rightly practised in India needs a formal system where the whole community can be connected through a single platform, keeping in mind each individual’s needs and their flexibility. FolksVagn provides that convenient option for the corporates that eases their lives. Through the Green Gurgaon campaign, FolksVagn has successfully been able to influence hundreds of people to register, who have already started using their service. The system is thereby playing a big role towards serving the nature by effectively reducing the traffic, saving parking spaces, reducing fuel cost, and stress for passengers and most importantly increasing safety for passengers. It is a much safer, convenient and economical option.
FolksVagn has already added thousands of members to its database in the first 2-3 quarters, with hundreds of users using the system daily. The system has successfully managed to associate with huge corporates and plan to actively participate in green campaigns in many other corporate hubs, where there are more than 50,000 cars on a daily basis, and where their service can hugely contributing in reducing the traffic by around 75 percent.
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Launched on November 13, 2012 FolksVagn is a dynamic ‘car-pooling system’  that helps one share their travel with friends, colleagues or other like-minded people. Each user is verified and there is an automated payment system from the passenger to driver. FolksVagn allows flexibility of time and co-travellers, and basically supports two kinds of users- passengers and drivers. One can also connect with FolksVagn on Web, Apps and SMS.

Rituparna Sengupta inaugurates ‘The MobileStore Lounge’ in Kolkata

Mobile technology is ever changing and can be confusing and complicated at times. It brings a host of features, of which only a few are understood and a fewer are used. The MobileStore launches the first ever smartphone destination, The MobileStore Lounge in Ballygunge, Kolkata. A place that makes technology easy, Rituparna Sengupta, one of the most renowned actresses of the Indian film fraternity inaugurated The MobileStore Lounge.
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Located in the most iconic place in Kolkata, at Ballygunge, The MobileStore Lounge makes it easy to browse, choose, use and pay for Smart phones and tablets with the help of Brand experience zones where devices from brands like Samsung, Nokia, HTC, Sony and Apple are displayed in each brand experience zone, according a company statement. The lounge boasts of the first ever phone OS agnostic Data Transfer Dock facility absolutely free. So you can transfer data from one phone to another without any worries.

Commenting on the launch of The MobileStore Lounge, Himanshu Chakrawarti, CEO – The MobileStore Limited said: “The MobileStore Lounge is a unique experience and moves beyond live display into the realm of actual larger than life experience. With technology elements, live features and very friendly and intensively trained Tech Buddies, the experience of the Lounge is aimed at making the consumer at ease with technology”.
Rituparna, overwhelmed with the design of the smartphone destination stated: “The Lounge is an ideal place for consumers to not only enjoy shopping but also get educated about the features of their favorite smartphone. I am glad that the people of Kolkata have been offered the comfort and ease of shopping at India’s largest smartphone destination”.
A hand-picked team of intensively trained Tech Buddies from internal The MobileStore force as well as external sources, who have extreme comfort with gadgets, conduct live experiences and bring alive usage of smartphones to the customers. They are not the conventional sales staff but they are Tech Buddies. The MobileStore Lounge is the first ever store with complimenting accessories for each phone placed below the phone. So a customer doesn’t really need to look around what compliments his handset.
The MobileStore Lounge, is a one stop Smart Phone shop that provides, multi brand handsets, tablets, complimenting accessories and brand experience zones all under one roof. It showcases ‘live experience’ to bring out the power of technology for everyday consumer use. The MobileStore India’s largest mobile telephony retailer provides one stop mobile solution shop that provides, multi brand handsets, tablets, accessories, connections, repairs, easy EMI solutions and VAS, across its 800 outlets in 100 plus cities, thus covering every major town in every state across India.
The MobileStore launched India’s first next generation store ‘The MobileStore Lounge’ at Connaught Place – Delhi and Phoenix MarketCity, Viman Nagar- Pune, Near GIP Mall – Noida, Indiranagar – Bengaluru and now in Ballygunge- Kolkata. The MobileStore lounge- a smartphone destination, is the place that makes technology easy! It maximizes ‘live experience’ of smartphones to bring across the power of technology for everyday consumer use! With technology elements, live features, India’s first android zone and very friendly tech buddies, the experience of the Lounge is like no other.
The MobileStore caters to the Indian consumer‘s choice of the widest range of mobile phones with exciting offers. The MobileStore offers complete telecom solutions right from purchase of handsets, data cards, connections to post purchase services like Theft Insurance, Extended Warranty. It also offers wide range of accessories to choose from.

VivaConnect launches iVote, a product that empowers voting through a missed call

Voting plays a pivotal role when it comes to choosing our political leaders, favorite film stars & artists, reality show contestants, favorite brands and services, of which the traditional pattern has been visit to polling booths, filing nomination forms, posting mails and the more recent SMS voting.

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New horizon
Considering the high paced lifestyle of the metropolitan and the reach barrier of the rural regions, many of these systems fell short on multiple levels. However, the picture seems to be brighter on the horizon, all thanks to the Mobile phone once again.
Missed call voting system
Mobile phone technology has greatly revolutionised our activities and its latest dose comes in form of ‘Missed Call Voting System’. Finally a superior means to cast one’s valuable vote easily over mobile, that too without spending a paisa.

The Mumbai-based VivaConnect, India’s Largest Voice and Missed Call Company has launched iVote – A product that empowers voting through a missed call. In an interview, Vikram Raichura, Managing Director, vivaConnect speaks to Jayashankar Menon about the ground breaking technology and more. Excerpts:

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JM: How does mobile phone comes into the picture of voting?
VR: A vote is highly valuable as it increases the credibility to a particular person or a cause. Hence two aspects are highly important, easy accessibility to voting mechanism and having maximum participation. So what better mode than a Mobile phone. We have built iVote, a product to handle national level voting over a missed call, Making it easier and free. It acts as a fair system of voting and easier for every section of society.

JM: Can you elaborate on iVote?
VR: iVote is powering voting for ZEE Cine Awards 2014, World’s Biggest Viewer’s Choice Awards (ZCA). VivaConnect has joined in as an official voting partner for the event as ZCA 2014 puts the viewers in the judge’s seat to award the stars of the film fraternity. Viewers across India are requested to give a missed call over 1800 103 7788, which is followed by them receiving a voice call to cast their vote. A smooth IVR system takes the caller through different categories and the nominations and registers votes by inputs through keypad. Just within few hours of going live, the lines have been flooded with votes from urban to rural audiences of India. Yet this is just one case, iVote is beneficial for brands to know public opinion over products, conducting surveys by new channels, interactive contests and more. With this product uplifting power of every individual, we can certainly foresee a day where our ministers too shall be chosen casting a vote over mobile.

JM: Please talk about VivaConnnect and its business interests…
VR: VivaConnect is India’s leading Mobile Marketing Company having the largest Non-VAS infrastructure for Voice and Missed Calls besides SMS, Email and Mobile App Development. Established in 2001, we enable businesses to reach, engage and analyse our consumers across the mobile horizon, powering billions of interactions till date. We also manage a daily traffic of 15 million outbound calls through our pool of over 800 PRI’s. We ideate, develop, and deliver ‘Awesome’ mobile marketing initiatives and experiences for brands, television networks and enterprises by meeting the ever-changing and diverse customer needs on our most preferred device, the Mobile.

JM: Can you name few of your clients?
VR: Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Eureka Forbes, Zee Cine Awards to name a few.

JM: What is your company’s vision?
VR: Our vision is in sharing the marvels of communication to make a million business prosper. VivaConnect provides solutions that requires zero literacy, zero cost and zero balance (over mobile/telco platform). We have a passion to create tools that facilitate communication’s ecosystem over mobile phone. As of now, mobile phone, as it is, is the preferred mode of the customer.

JM: What, according to you, is the key to success?

VR: We believe exploration is the key to success, hence we explore to create better products, better user experiences for better technology and possibilities that come with every challenges.

JM: What according to you is the biggest contributing factor towards VivaConnect’s growth?
VR: The biggest contributing factor towards our growth is our playful culture and attitude that allows evolving with time and doesn’t restrict ourselves. We create products that gives consumer a WOW experience. We contribute to business and individual’s through our platforms such as mobile apps, voice, missed calls and SMS on mobile. We work with customers on the consultative model wherein we engage and interact with them to understand their process, objectives, requirements and accordingly ideate, create and deliver solutions.

JM: Can you throw some light on your company’s tagline: ‘Your Business Raised to the Power of Infinity’?
VR: Our tagline reflect our belief that there are infinite possibilities available to grow business as we contribute to it through mobility. VivaConnect’s solutions empower from masses to classes, i.e. Tring! Tring! Customers to Tap! Customers thus breaking all kinds of barrier. We believe in living the future Now and not just dreaming it. We differntiate ourselves by How we do it and not what we do it. Our solutions produce 20X results and 5X lower cost compared to televisin and print media.

JM: Are you always open towards adding new technologies and platforms to your products and solutions?
VR: Yes, we believe that mobile sepectrum has opened a while new era of opportunities across the verticals. With the kind of products VivaConnnect is developing, it will have more than a million users globally by next two years. Among SMBs, we work with retail, small financial companies, manufacturing and NGOs. We are currently witnessing higher demand for mobile marketing solutions from business and brands for reaching both rural and urban India.

JM: Right now, how many SMBs VivaConnnect serve?
VR: Currently, VivaConnect serves in excess of 100 SMBs and an estimated 6,000 users.

JM: Can you talk about the accolades VivaConnect has bagged so far?
VR: VivaConnect is a recepient of prestigious awards including Red Herring Top 100 Asia 2012, Top 100 Small Business 2011 and the Best SME (E-Commerce) at CNBC Emerging India Awards 2009.

Wickedleak launches 7 inch Android 4.2 Tablet, Wammy Ethos in India for a price of Rs 10,990

With an eye on extending its product portfolio and reach, Wickedleak Inc is introducing a new Tablet in the market named Wammy Ethos Tab 3.Very reasonably priced at Rs. 10,990, Wammy Ethos Tab 3 is a 7″ inch Tablet which runs on Google’s Android 4.2 JellyBean OS. The Tablet is currently available for booking at WickedLeak’s website wickedleak.org, according to a press note.
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The Wammy Ethos Tab 3 features a 7″inch IPS 1024 x 600 Capacitive Touch Screen, is powered by a Quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 of RAM and has Dual Sim Capabilities ( 2G and 3G). The Device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Other specifications of the Wammy Titan 2 include 5MP Rear Camera with Flash and 2MP front camera for video calling, 1GB RAM memory, 8GB built-in storage (exp to 32GB), Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and A-GPS for advanced navigation, and lion-3,500 mAh battery.

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Features:

·           Wickedleak’s Ethos Tab 3 is the Best 7-inch Tablet with an Amazing, Crisp, IPS display which Makes Watching Movies, Photos, Gaming and Online Videos a New Thrilling Experience like never before.

·           Wammy Ethos Tab 3 has the 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK8389 Quad Core processor with 1GB RAM which will make Multi-tasking an effortless task for you. You will save time and enjoy great download speeds to read news, Browse, Upload photos, Share New experiences with your friends and do practically anything possible!

·           Wammy Ethos Tab 3 has 8GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB) to make space for all your apps, media, music and files that you need.

·           The 2 megapixel secondary camera for Video calling comes with better sensors and larger pixels to ensure that your video chats are in quality as well.

·           The Ethos Tab 3 comes with 5 megapixel primary cameras to click best photographs even in dark as it comes with flashlight.

·           THE 3500 mAh Battery Capacity makes sure you never run out of Juice for a Long time

Pricing and Availability Details:

The 7″ inch Tablet called Wammy Ethos Tab 3 priced at Rs. 10,990 the Wammy Ethos Tab 3 runs on Google’s Android 4.2 JellyBean OS. The Tablet is currently available for booking at WickedLeak’s website wickedleak.org.

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Founded in 2009 by MBA graduates – WickedLeak launched an emerging telecommunication corporation for India. Within two years and a Highly Motivated workforce, purely through word of mouth of their amazing products and services, WickedLeak cracked the Top 200 Indian sites and was credited for being India’s one of the largest online electronics. WickedLeak have a workforce of over 50 employees who cater to thousands of satisfied customers. What sets WickedLeak apart? We take a great deal of pride in our customer obsession – providing them with all our focus, building mutual trust, maintaining top quality, offering an array of products and practicing consistent performance. Add it up and this is what the WickedLeak experience is all about!

Captain Chanpreet Singh of Rage Mobile Phones, from mobility to mobile phones

Innovator, pace-setter and path-finder, that’s what describes him best. Chanpreet Singh graduated in Science from the LBF College of Advanced Medical Studies in Mumbai and then went on to get a Master’s Degree in Nautical Science. Singh started his professional life with a French shipping company. That association lasted for 15 years. His next stint was as a Project Director with an Indian software company for three years which was providing software to companies providing training for ship sailing.
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Subsequently, Singh made up his mind to launch his own brand mobile phones. This prepared the ground for starting up the company, SMA Impex Private Ltd back in of 2008 to launch Rage Mobile Phones in India. Although Rage Mobile Phones are manufactured in China, Captain Chanpreet Singh is personally involved in the design and development of the products which offer Indian consumers the best of quality at the most affordable prices and are backed by an extremely efficient and effective service centre network.
Vision
Captain Chanpreet Singh has a very clear cut vision of what Rage Mobiles stand for. To quote him: “We are not scientists but we understand technology.  We are not artists, but we know what looks good. We are not market leaders either, but we know the market”.
It is this clarity of thoughts that has taken the Rage brand places. Singh looks after activities such as designing and Procurement, administration, commercial, logistics, accounts and marketing. Singh also has extensive experience in the field of Procurement, sales and marketing of mobile handsets in India.
In a free-wheeling conversation, Singh answers a volley of questions pertaining to mobile telephony to Jayashankar Menon. Excerpts from the Interview:
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JM: What are your India gameplans?
Singh: Rage is being sold in Latin America and now focusing India including Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. We have already launched few products in Indian Market and will come up with various products in coming years. The main idea is to gain as customers as possible.

JM: How do you operate in India?
Singh: We have our Head Office in Delhi and 17 branches in every city. We have around 210 people as a team for our organisation in India.

JM: As Sunstrike has all key verticals across the mobile eco-system right from device manufacturing, network operating, distrubution, wholesale and blue chip organised and unorganised retail, will you also be replicating the same in India?
Singh: Yes, we will be able to replicate the same as we have entirely a different team to focus on smart phones market with all the specifications and qualities. We make sure those different teams functions for different verticals.

JM: What is the impact your mobile phone brand Rage has created in India?
Singh: Rage is a very well known brand in Rajasthan. It is a household name in Rajasthan and is a respected brand in channel community. We are able to sell our products from good e- retailers. Although we are trying to capture the market in rest areas by launching new products.

JM: Why is Rage more appealing amongst rural and semi urban segments?
Singh: According to our target segment, our target market is more features oriented. By launching our new products in the market we want that feature oriented sector should use feature oriented phones that too in affordable price.
For the urban sector we just launched smart phones few months back.

JM: Can you talk about Smartphone series, Optima Smart in India?
Singh: Our smart phone series, Optima Smart has already been launched in Latin America, Dubai and other markets in the Middle East. The new avatar will be in in the Indian market by March this year.

JM: Also talk about your plant in Shenzhen, any plans to set up a unit in India?
Singh: Our plant in Shenzhen, China is fully equipped. When we talk about a unit to be set up in India, then I would say that right now we don’t have any plant in India because the ecosystem of India is not familiar with the manufacturing of mobile phones. We are in talks with many companies who can help in manufacturing mobiles in India. As of today it is not decided, it will take time. Still now it is on paper.

JM: What is your India specific strategy?
Singh: Our strategy is to provide feature oriented mobile phones to rural sectors and smart phones to urban centres. Technology advanced tablets will soon be available in coming months.

JM: Sunstrike has 150 distributors, 6,000 retailers and two billion customers. Any expansion plans?
Singh: I would be very happy to say now we have 200+ distributors. We are increasing the number of retailers year on year, as our customer base is also increasing. We have aggressive expension plans. Soon we will expand our operation including south India for Optima Smart market as Rage series is already there.

JM: Why you are focusing only on the road less traversed by other players, that is penetrating the rural and semi-urban centres with low cost products?
Singh: It is our part of strategy to start from outside and then come inside.

JM: What is your company’s year on year growth? What is the target for 2014?
Singh: We are registering a double digit growth till date and we will continue to increase the counts. As the industry is growing, we are putting our 100 percent efforts to grow in the market.

JM: You do export Rage brand to markets such as Europe and the Middle East. Any further plans of foraying into different geographies?
Singh: Yes we have plans to focus in Central America, Europe and the Middle East. We are also contemplating on selling our products through e–commerce websites.

JM: What is the investment you had made in India so far? Will you be investing more this year?
Singh: Any ambition cannot be fulfilled until and unless we have aggressive investment. We have aggressive plans to invest more so that we will be able to achieve our ambition.

Sunstrike launches OPS 80D mobile phone in India

Having captured the imagination of the Indian consumer with its recently launched smart phones, Hong Kong based Sunstrike Telecom has now introduced OPS 80D, a smart phone that add to the phone experience by offering ample screen space to enjoy games and videos, exclusively for the Indian market, according to a company statement.
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Sunstrike Telecom, which is already ruling the semi urban segment of the Indian market with its super popular Rage mobile series, is now expanding its smart phones’ portfolio in India with the new OPS 80D. The devices under the Sunstrike Optima Smart series – OPS 80D offer an interesting choice for consumers, who prefer a tablet-like screen size but need a device that can still fit well in their pockets.
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Keeping in mind the needs of the customers, the product comes with the best of features, fantastic visual experience and a large screen space. The larger screen allows the users to handle official work easily on the go. “We live in an environment where technology is fast paced and consumers vouch for the latest in the market. Our innovation-based devices like OPS80D with wide screen and display have wonderful features that can replace the tablet and allow you to multi-task on the go with a lot ease. It is certainly set to please the Indian consumer for its pocket-friendly size,” said Capt. Chanpreet Singh, Managing Director, Sunstrike Telecom Pvt. Ltd.
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OptimaSmart’s OPS 80D comes with a screen size 12.7 cm (5.0”) and has a 1.2 Ghz processor, which runs on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. It also comes with a 1.2 GHZ Duel Core Processer and a Dual Band/GSM+GSM and its metallic body finish is sure to be an attractive feature.
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Packed with features like Wi Fi, Bluetooth, Voice Recorder, GPS, both devices also support the most popular applications of the day including Google Search, GTalk, Skype, GPS,P Sensor,Multi Languages,Preloaded Applications, Email, News & weather, Facebook, Hindi khoj, Times of India, Google chrome, Operamini, ebay, whats app, Gmail, Playstore, Notes apk, G sensor, Black list. With respect to the storage, the 3G equipped device has 4GB internal memory and capability to support up to 32 GB expandable memory.  As, Tablets, Phablets and Smart phones become more and more popular in India, Sunstrike’s OptimaSmart latest offering -OPS 80D is certain to make an impact among the urbane with a world class user-friendly experience.
Hong Kong based Sunstrike International is a mobile technology heavyweight operating in the world’s major markets: the UK, the US, Canada, Dubai and Hong Kong. In each market, the company works with a local partner. In India, mobile technology and marketing professionals form the backbone of the company: Sunstrike Telecom Pvt Ltd. The company’s strategy for India has been to take the road less traversed and focus on semi-urban and rural markets and to empower those price sensitive markets that were still using basic phones instead of the very latest mobile devices. Sunstrike met this challenge by finding the right balance between technology and price. 150 distributors, 6000 retailers and two million customers are now stakeholders in Sunstrike. In fact, the Rage brand is being exported to Europe and the Middle East.

ZyXEL Launches Wireless Gigabit Ethernet Gateway EMG2306-R10A

ZyXEL Communications, a world-class networking company that provides innovative, reliable Internet solutions for customers ranging from telecommunications service providers, small- and medium-sized businesses to home users, today introduces ZyXEL EMG2306-R10A Wireless N300 four-ports Gigabit Ethernet Gateway, and it is ideal for service providers, telcos, and cable operators to provide Triple-play services to residential applications, according to a company statement.
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When offering Triple-play to residential users to use IP-phone, smart phones to surf internet and watching TV programmes at residential environments, the WiFi coverage, speed and easy managed internet content transmission are crucial. The EMG2306-R10A offers the coverage of up to 1,000 square feet, a mid-sized home environment. Residential users could receive signals everywhere in the house without boundaries. Meanwhile, EMG2306-R10A provides a transmission speed up to 300 Mbps, capable of supporting multiple users and multiple media applications at the same time without any performance degradation.When delivering contents to different multi-media devices, it is essential to make sure contents are distributed to the specific device properly. The EMG2306-R10A applies 802.1q, VLAN and DHCP features, and it effectively distributes different packets to every individual specific port. It reduces the traffic flow caused by the excessive unnecessary packet numbers when a large amount of information is exchanging in the networking.
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As the distance of installation location is far away from networking administration center or the devices are installed in a wide range of area, it causes the difficulty in troubleshooting or configuring devices on-site. It also increases operation cost for maintaining product on-site. Compliant with TR-069 protocol, the EMG2306-R10A allows networking administrators of telcos, cable operators, and service providers to remotely monitor, diagnose, and maintain EMG2306-R10A installed at residential subscriber’s environments. It helps business operations to minimize the cost of operations and increase profits.
Pricing And Availability
The EMG2306-R10A is available now. For the complete feature set and functionalities of the device, please visit Wireless N300 four-port Gigabit Ethernet Gateway EMG2306-R10A on zyxel.com or contact your local ZyXEL representatives. For more details contact: +91-11-4760-8800, ZyXEL Technology India Pvt Ltd.
ZyXEL Communications Corp., founded in 1989, is a world-class networking company providing innovative and reliable Internet solutions. As one of the early modem manufacturers, ZyXEL has gone through transformations in the fast-paced networking industry. Today, ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions for Telco’s, small to medium-sized businesses, and digital home users for a wide range of deployment scenarios. Telco solutions include Central Office Equipments, Customer Premises Equipments, Wired and Wireless Access Network Devices, and Carrier Switches. SMB and Enterprise solutions include Unified Security Gateways, LAN Switches, WLAN, and IP Telephony. Digital Home solutions include Network Connectivity Devices and Multimedia Solutions.

Kaspersky Lab Warns Facebook home to Christmas scammers offering PlayStation 4 Consoles

It’s now the norm for people to offer best wishes for Christmas over Facebook and Twitter. As we get ready for the onslaught of Christmas-themed status updates, we should also prepare for a barrage of scams on social networks in the coming month too, Kaspersky Lab experts have warned.

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In the lead up to this festive period, Kaspersky Lab has seen scammers trying to interest Facebook users with pages on PlayStation 4 offers, and on new Apple iPhones and iPads. There were even pages about an iPhone 8, which doesn’t even exist. Despite the unofficial-looking posts, many are falling for them and lending credence to the scam campaigns. One supposed Christmas competition offering PlayStation 4 consoles had received over 776 shares.

Here are some examples of Facebook scams to steer clear of this Christmas:

To keep your social profile and your personal data safe over the Christmas period, here’s some tips:

  1. Don’t give away too much. It’s nice to share at Christmas, but don’t share too much personal information. If you do lose control of your social media account to a malicious hacker, it could mean more than just having your privacy infringed upon or messages being posted on your behalf. Hackers can use your information to potentially breach other accounts, such as online banking services. So don’t give away too much factual information about yourself, such as your address, and certainly don’t share banking details in messages, as they might not stay private forever.
  2. Don’t click on untrusted links. Scammers use numerous techniques to get people to give away their Facebook logins. Clicking on an email link entitled “Facebook Christmas Specials”, for example, could open a fake Facebook portal in which users are required to enter their login details. As the interface appears identical to the real social media platform, users don’t realise what’s happening. Once the victims have entered their details, the hacker has their passwords. As most people tend to use the same password for services such as eBay, Amazon and webmail, this can trigger a dangerous chain reaction. You should, therefore, never click links that don’t come from trusted parties. Even if a link has been posted from a friend, still be wary – they may have been hacked.
  3. Use two-factor authentication. Facebook and Twitter are becoming increasingly security-conscious. Both have introduced two-factor authentication, which means the user can give another credential, such as a unique number sent to them via text or an application, when logging in. So even if a hacker does get hold of your username and password, they won’t be able to login as they won’t have that extra credential.
  4. Get the right security. Various kinds of malware sniff around your system for social media passwords, such as the innocent-sounding Pony malicious software. Others, like Kelihos, are spread across Facebook and attempt to steal other personal data. Outside of taking precautions, such as not clicking on links from untrusted parties, users need to invest in a decent anti-virus solution that knows about the most prevalent and newest threats. A properly configured firewall is a must too.

Kaspersky Lab is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company is ranked among the world’s top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*. Throughout its more than 16-year history Kaspersky Lab has remained an innovator in IT security and provides effective digital security solutions for large enterprises, SMBs and consumers. Kaspersky Lab, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom, currently operates in almost 200 countries and territories across the globe, providing protection for over 300 million users worldwide. atkaspersky.com.

Boogie Woogie returns in Sony LIV after a four-year long wait

India’s original and most iconic dance reality show, Boogie Woogie, (boogiewoogie.in) returns on your television sets after a four-year long wait. With Sony LIV, you no longer have to worry about missing out on the show’s current or archived episode anymore. Sony LIV, Multi Screen Media (MSM)’s premium video-on-demand service, allows you to catch up on all the episodes and videos from your favourite show as per your convenience, according to a company statement.

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Boogie Woogie episodes will be carried on a dedicated microsite (boogiewoogie.in) hosted on the Sony LIV platform. The site will also allow viewers to check out all archived episodes of the show. SonyLIV.com promises to be the single-point entry into the electrifying world of Boogie Woogie for all those netizens who are often too busy to adhere to the timings on TV.
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Speaking on the availability of Boogie Woogie episodes on Sony LIV, Nitesh Kripalani, Executive Vice-President – New Media, Business Development and Digital/Syndication at Sony Entertainment Network, said: “Boogie Woogie has been the longest-running and one-of-the most successful dance shows on Indian television. Sony LIV gives viewers the opportunity to tune in to the new season without losing the thread of the show’s running episodes. Diehard viewers can catch up with missed episodes using Sony LIV’s online platform. As an added bonus, true blue fans of one of the most entertaining and beloved shows on television can even relive the fun moments of earlier seasons from its 15 year stint through our archives online”.
In addition, new features have been introduced to enhance viewer engagement with the show:

·         Boogie of the day: Sony LIV users can vote for their favourite dance videos depending on which contestant they like best.
·         I am a street dancer:  Users can upload videos of their kids dancing ‘Boogie Woogie style’ and thus share it with fellow dance    lovers on the site.

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Sony LIV continues to uniquely engage viewers in an interactive manner while they enjoy the best of entertainment from the Sony stable. Sony LIV is Multi Screen Media (MSM)’s premium video-on-demand service. Sony LIV platform comprises of 18 years of rich and exclusive content from Sony’s stable, covering genres including drama, comedy, thriller, reality shows and many more. Viewers can watch their favorite current shows and archive shows from Sony LIV, anytime and from anywhere. Sony LIV, the premier Video on Demand brand is available online as well as across all mobile platforms including Google Android, Java, Windows Phone 8, Apple IOS, Windows 8 PCs and tablets.
The platform offers superior immersive user experience through various innovative features. Users can use the Mood Wheel on Sony LIV to watch their favorite video as per their mood/genre; they can create playlists of their choicest of shows through My Q and be rewarded as a LIV Guru, by consuming Sony LIV content.  In addition to original complete content, Sony LIV also offers short content formats like Catch-up episodes, Quickisodes and Short crunch episodes. The platform provides shows across the Sony spectrum including Sony Entertainment Television, MAX, SAB, MIX, with a whole host of movies also in the pipeline.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) backs Multi Screen Media Private Limited, which is India’s leading television network. It comprises Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India’s leading Hindi general entertainment television channels; MAX, India’s premium Hindi movies and special events channel; SAB, a family comedy entertainment channel; PIX, the English movie channel; MIX a refreshing Hindi music channel, SIX, India’s Premier Sports Entertainment Channel and LIV, the digital channel. Multi-Screen Media’s channels are available across the Globe and influence over 400 million viewers in the Indian sub-continent, and the South Asian Diaspora worldwide.
SONY Entertainment Television, Sony HD, MAX, SAB, MIX, PIX, SIX, SIX HD, AXN, Animax, Aath, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Tamil, Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo Discovery Kids and Discovery HD World, it also distributes the leading News network in the country – the TV Today Network channels – Headlines Today, Aaj Tak and Tez and the premium Sports’ channels – Neo Prime and Neo Sports.