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(January 15, 2003) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just issued Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles as W3C Recommendations. SVG 1.1 separates SVG capabilities into reusable building blocks, and SVG Mobile recombines them in a way optimized for mobile devices. Advancement of these documents to Recommendation indicates that these W3C-developed specifications are stable, contribute to Web interoperability, and have been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor their adoption by the industry. The graphical capabilities of SVG 1.1 are the same as those of the widely implemented SVG 1.0 , which has been a W3C Recommendation since September 2001. What has changed is the way the language is defined. For SVG 1.0, the Document Type Definition (DTD) was a single, monolithic unit. In SVG 1.1, the DTD is divided up into smaller, more flexible fun... (more)

Google Employees Win Wireless Patents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published three wireless-related patents filed by Google employees as the search giant seeks to delve deeper into the wireless market. The patent applications, filed by Google employees Wesley Chan, Shioupyn Shen and former Google product management director Georges Harik, propose lowering the cost of wireless access by offsetting the costs via advertisements on the service. Google, which receives the bulk of its revenue from advertisers, is seeking to expand its potential advertising base by moving further into the wireless market. The pa... (more)

Acme Packet Wires the Mobile Services Access Border with New Fixed-Mobile Convergence Solutions

Acme Packet announced its solutions for the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) security gateway market with the introduction of its Net-Net Multiservice Security Gateway (MSG). The Net-Net MSG securely wires subscribers to their mobile voice and data services over untrusted hybrid wireline/wireless access networks using IPsec tunnels. It is configurable as a standalone product to fulfill the requirements of a 3GPP UMA Security Gateway (SeGW) and a 3GPP I-WLAN Tunnel Terminating Gateway (TTG). It is also available as a tightly integrated solution when combined with Acme Packet’s... (more)

Carlson Wireless Announces Rollout of the SafeTCOM Wireless PBX/PA System

Carlson Wireless announced the addition of the SafeTCOM Wireless PBX/PA System to its existing line of fixed wireless solutions. The SafeTCOM is a point to multipoint digital microwave radio system specially designed for outdoor industrial facility and campus public safety applications that require both fixed phone and PA services. The system is available in unlicensed frequencies 2.4, 5.4, and 5.8 GHz as well as the licensed public safety 4.9 GHz frequency with a range of up to 30 miles. The SafeTCOM radio system includes a single base station with up to 16 CO lines and 20 fiel... (more)

Bytemobile Launches New Video Optimization Solution for Media Fidelity Suite

Bytemobile announced the new Media Optimization application of its Media Fidelity Suite. This application enables operators to manage video traffic on mobile broadband networks, which is increasing rapidly due to consumers' growing appetite for rich multimedia content. The Media Optimization solution reduces video traffic, allowing operators to increase their network's available bandwidth to service additional users and traffic. In addition, it automatically adjusts the quality of the video to match the bandwidth available in the network, minimizing stalls even when the network ... (more)