Month: February 2012

HP v165w launched

HP v165w launched

PNY has introduced the new HP v165w Flash drive of their HP authorized line. HP v165w offers durable and easy transfer of files. The HP v165w is encased in a blue shell and transparent design.

 

The HP v165w Flash drive offers a high speed USB 2.0 transmission interface and provides storage capacities up to 16GB. Its dust and waterproof features ensures quality and sustainability. The lanyard hole on the USB’s cover can be fixed to the bag, keychain and other accessories.

Telit and Telefonica launch Services

Telit Wireless Solutions has announced a global strategic partnership with Telefonica, to offer the premium value-added services, customer support, module innovation and global connectivity previously reserved for larger firms.

“This unprecedented bundle from Telit and Telefonica signals a paradigm shift in the industry because finally any M2M service or solution provider of any size can have the same quality of service, performance, pricing and support as the largest players in the industry. Many of the most exciting new M2M applications are being developed by smaller firms, and this offering will accelerate those innovations worldwide,” said Oozi Cats, CEO, Telit.

“Telefonica Digital is pleased to be working with Telit on this exciting and revolutionary new market approach. The strength of Telefonica’s Global M2M proposition combined with Telit’s leading market position and solution portfolio will provide a unique approach to M2M providers and customers worldwide and create a genuine competitive advantage in their marketplace,” said Carlos Morales, Global MD, M2M, Cloud & Applications, Telefonica Digital.

STMicroelectronics unveils Smart Reset Chips

STMicroelectronics unveils Smart Reset Chips

STMicroelectronics has introduced a new generation of its Smart Reset chips. Pioneered by ST smart-reset Integrated Circuits provide a safe, convenient and intuitive means of resetting ‘frozen’ gadgets.

 

“The proliferation and complexity of mobile apps, operating system versions, and hardware platforms have inevitably brought about interoperability issues, with consumers increasingly experiencing frozen operation, or the ‘White Screen of Death,’ on their portable devices. ST’s stand-alone smart resets deliver a reliable and risk-free reset mechanism – an important factor in maintaining user satisfaction and brand adherence in today’s fragmented and highly competitive mobile market,” said Alberto De Marco, Director of Standard & HiRel Products Business Unit, STMicroelectronics.

STM6524, ST’s newest dual-assert Smart Reset IC. Its two inputs connect to a selected pair of buttons on an electronic gadget. When these buttons are held down simultaneously for a manufacturer-specified time, the IC sends a reset signal to the main processor. The combination of two inputs and programmable delay time effectively prevents accidental resets. ST is also introducing a new single-assert Smart Reset IC, the STM6519, which targets single-button electronic devices like tablets and e-readers, with a similar programmable delay reset.

Ericsson collaborates with Polycom

At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), Polycom and Ericsson will launch an end-to-end solution that enables operators to offer affordable, interoperable HD Video-as-a-Service (VaaS) and unified communication services to businesses of all sizes. The new visual communication solution for service providers will leverage Ericsson’s video-enabled IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) offering, including HD-capable infrastructure, as well as Polycom RealPresence(TM) video and voice endpoints and the RealPresence (TM) Platform.

“This announcement is another step toward our vision to make video collaboration ubiquitous. Following on the January announcement of our cloud strategy, Polycom is excited to collaborate with an IMS leader like Ericsson to deliver standards-based, interoperable solutions that will enable service providers to offer compelling and cost-effective Video-as-a-Service solutions to their customers. We’re showcasing our joint solution at this year’s Mobile World Congress so service providers can see first-hand how the technology can build their business, win new customers, create new revenue streams, and enable their customers to connect visually in high-definition through the cloud,” said Gary Testa, Vice President, Global Cloud & Service Provider Solutions, Polycom.

Magnus Furustam, VP and Head of Core and IMS, Ericsson, said, “We have worked collaboratively with Polycom since announcing our partnership at last year’s show, and are now pleased to launch and showcase our joint video conferencing solution for business users. With our leading market presence in IMS and mobile networks we provide a smooth path to enable the networks for HD visual and audio communication. We believe our solution to be very attractive to business users and an industry first with a very compelling value proposition to operators.”

In addition, Ericsson and Polycom will participate in an HD video conferencing demonstration with leading operators and equipment vendors at this year’s MWC. For the demonstration, a common set of capabilities based on existing industry standards has been selected to provide an open solution for HD video conferencing services.

ESET reveals its research

ESET reveals its research

Researchers from global security company ESET have recently found a new modification of infamous Win32/Rovnix Trojan, a rootkit malware targeting Windows OS. Analysts expect an increase in native 64-bit malware, especially rootkits, in 2012.

The Win32/Rovnix.B, as other rootkit droppers, is distributed by an affiliation program (Pay Per Install). Affiliates receive between $8 to $160 for every 1,000 installations of such rootkits, the price particularly in India is the lowest in the market. ┬áPreviously, Win32/Rovnix was mainly distributed from two domains – malwox.com and netox.biz with affiliation programs. Affiliates like to choose websites for photo and video storage, games, adult content for planting malware.

“It seems that the developers of the malware haven’t wasted their time. The key features introduced in the new version are self-defense mechanisms intended to prevent the malware from being detected by antivirus software have been introduced and implementation of hidden storage to store configuration data for the payload has been added. Rovnix relies on its own mechanisms to store data which allows them to counteract forensic analysis and adds additional stealth functionality to counter antivirus software,” said David Harley, Senior Research Fellow, ESET.

“The year 2011 could be referred to as a year of growth in complex threats. Over the course of this year we witnessed an increase in the number of threats targeting the Microsoft Windows 64-bit platform, and bootkits in particular”, says David Harley.

Genpact strengthens Mortgage Offering

Genpact strengthens Mortgage Offering

Genpact has integrated Digital Docs Inc’s document compliance system into Genpact Mortgage Services’ Quantum Mortgage Operating System (MOS). This integration provides complete document and disclosure compliance within Quantum’s workflow, keeping all loan data in one system and eliminating redundant data entry.

“Genpact always aims to develop and manage business processes to be the most effective, efficient and compliant for our clients, especially in the mortgage industry. Our Quantum MOS offering, especially with this Digital Docs integration, is the confluence of process excellence, mortgage industry domain expertise, leading technology, and superior data management,” said Mohit Thukral, senior vice president, Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare, Genpact.

“The factory-line assembly method of loan production is no longer profitable or efficient in today’s technology environment. Integrating with Digital Docs provides Quantum users with a first-class option for producing compliant documents while protecting the integrity of the loan data being pushed to other applications supporting the file,” said Rob Pommier, vice president, business development, Genpact Mortgage Services.

“Data drives today’s mortgage process. Our integration with Genpact’s Quantum MOS pulls data directly from their system, creating compliant, customized documents and disclosures that fit every specific scenario for national, local and investor document needs,” said Michael Farris, director, Client Relations, Digital Docs, Inc.

HP expands SIRM platform

HP expands SIRM platform

HP has announced an integrated platform of risk-driven security solutions that provides enterprises clear visibility across traditional, mobile and cloud environments, and enables them to apply adaptive security defenses based on specific organizational risks.

The HP Security Intelligence and Risk Management (SIRM) platform bridges the gap between security and IT operations, helping organizations to move beyond a bolted-on, single-purpose product strategy.

“Today’s attacks are so complex and difficult to detect, a traditional approach to security just can’t provide the level of insight necessary to secure the extended enterprise. The HP Security Intelligence and Risk Management platform offers visibility into diverse security environments as well as contextual intelligence to proactively manage risk from applications to network – and IT governance,” said Loke Yeow Wong , regional marketing director, Enterprise Security Products, HP Asia Pacific and Japan.