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NCAA and ESPN refine communication of plays under video review


2012
05.04

TAMPA, Fla. In a meeting on Thursday before the broadcast of the national semifinal games, NCAA officials and ESPN production staffers met to improve communication about replays and agreed on a method to let the broadcast crew know what was being reviewed.

Weve actually taken some steps here at the Frozen Four to make sure that the ESPN timeout coordinator, whos at ice level, gets kind of a quick, Hey, theyre looking at whether the net was dislodged, or what have you, Ty Halpin, NCAA associate director for playing rules administration, said during Thursdays USCHO Live! broadcast.

Halpin was joined on the program by members of the ice hockey rules committee: Steve Piotrowski, the secretary and rules editor for the NCAA mens and womens ice hockey rules committee; Frank Cole, NCAA national coordinator of mens ice hockey officiating; and Ed McLaughlin, Niagara athletic director and chairman of the rules committee.

Joe Taylor, producer for ESPNs Frozen Four broadcasts, explained what was decided.

The way it will work is that I can talk directly to the replay official, but what will probably happen is that I will talk with the timeout coordinator, who will know what the officials are looking for, said Taylor. If theres any doubt at what the officials are looking for, I can let the announcers know.

That way were all on the same page and the talent can let the audience know exactly what the officials are looking for, Taylor added.

ESPN has been good at telling their announcers not to guess, because that changes things for fans listening at home saying, Why would they be looking at that? They need the right information, said Halpin.

NCAA replay officials are continuously rewinding and reviewing plays during the game. The NCAA has set up almost a TV truck of our own, Halpin said. So were completely separate from ESPN. We have nearly the same amount of equipment as they have on our own.

During the NCAA regionals, announcers at times speculated on what referees were looking at on video replay. Piotrowski said that broadcasters need to understand what is and is not reviewable.

The criteria thats established to allow video replay is in our rule book. Its just a matter of opening up the book and doing your homework, said Piotrowski, who did note that ESPN producers are committed to educating their announcers. If youre going to make a comment, whether its in print or on television, make sure you have rule knowledge, particularly on what youre broadcasting.

Section 60 of the NCAA ice hockey rule book lists 11 replay review situations:

a. A puck crossing the goal line;
b. A puck in the net before the goal frame is dislodged;
c. A puck in the net before or after expiration of time at the end of a period, a whistle, or referees determination that play has stopped;
d. A puck directed into the net by a hand or a distinct kicking motion;
e. A puck deflected into the net by an official;
f. A puck hit into the net by a high stick;
g. To correctly identify individuals who participated in a fight or committed an infraction;
h. To establish the correct time on the clock, or to determine the correct location of a faceoff;
i. To determine if an attacking player was illegally in the goal crease and physically or visually prevented the goalkeeper from defending the goal when the puck entered the goal cage;
j. To determine if a goal was scored as the direct result of a hand pass or high stick by an attacking player to a teammate, initiated or completed within the goalkeepers privileged area; or
k. To determine if a goal was scored, as a direct result of the puck deflecting off of the protective netting above the glass, by the first team to gain possession of the deflected puck.

ESPNs Barry Melrose may find himself commenting on replay in Saturdays championship game. Melrose would like to see the replay process sped up. Its tough when youve had a tying goal and its an unbelievable play and youve got to wait 10 minutes to find out if its a goal or not, he said.

But the NCAA is not likely to support a rule change that would impose a time limit. Cole said, Our objective is to take as much time as necessary to make the call correct.

Replay and other rule changes will be looked at during this offseason.

A free copy of the NCAA ice hockey rulebook may be downloaded at http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/IH12.pdf

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Call for communication


2012
04.22

STATE COLLEGE Though the boroughs Greentree neighborhood is several miles from Penn States campus and downtown, residents there want to be proactive in addressing issues that could spread outward.

The Greentree neighborhood does not presently have major issues with student rental housing that do exist in other areas, but we are aware that problems could develop over time, said Susan Rogacs, president of the Greentree Neighborhood Association.

Rogacs and other association presidents signed a letter to Borough Council last month after reviving the Coalition of Neighborhood Associations. They said they dont wish to criticize the borough, but hope to pursue a formal dialogue with municipal staff members in the ongoing effort to preserve neighborhoods.

The three issues the letter addresses are: ordinance enforcement regarding student homes; rental permits; and traffic, speeding in particular.

When Borough Council approved Don Hahn as president at the beginning of the year, he named the student home ordinance as one of the big challenges on the horizon, saying council should consider how to improve enforcement.

Council will discuss the letter at Mondays work session, which begins at 6:30 pm

Rogacs said that, while Greentree is farther from campus and doesnt see as many problems as other neighborhoods, she stands with the other association leaders.

Greentree is situated between parts of Westerly Parkway and Blue Course Drive, with the bike path between the two serving as a border.

We stand with our friends in the community who want to maintain our quality of life and neighborhoods, she said. We ask only that housing related regulations be enforced in a timely manner and that open communication continue with borough officials and our neighborhood associations.

Timeliness is at the crux of the student home issue. The neighborhood letter said members are frustrated at the time it takes to resolve those issues, and at the level of enforcement.

We realize that enforcement and prosecution of the (s)tudent (h)ome (o)rdinance are very labor intensive, the letter said. However, we feel that the time it takes to investigate and adjudicate violations provides an undue advantage to the alleged violators.

On the issue of rental permits, residents said they perceive that the borough and Centre Region Code Agency arent aggressive enough in pursuing reported violations and, regarding speeding, that there is not an adequate and visible effort to mitigate it.

Ron Deck, president of the Highlands Civic Association, said neighborhood leaders see communication with the borough as the primary issue, but also said the group has spoken to staff previously and that communication has improved.

The Highlands neighborhood is bordered by West Beaver Avenue, University Drive, Easterly Parkway and Atherton Street.

Deck said the main concern in the Highlands is knowing which entity is responsible for which action, since the borough handles student home permits and the code agency handles rental permits in State College.

Our primary concern is, when we present an issue, we would like to get a timely answer to our issue, he said. We understand that there are sometimes staffing issues because its a pretty big area to cover in terms of borough inspections.

Borough Manager Tom Fountaine said he didnt want to comment extensively ahead of Mondays meeting, but said he also thinks most of the concerns relate to communication issues, which I believe have been addressed by the borough.

Donna Queeney, president of the College Heights Association, said the issues have become increasingly visible in her neighborhood during the past year or so. Ensuring home occupations have the proper permits has also become a prominent issue, she said.

However, Queeney emphasized that neighborhood leaders want to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the borough.

College Heights includes the streets northwest of Park Avenue, on both sides of North Atherton Street.

I think that many of the neighbors feel that the follow- up has been lacking, Queeney said. I will add in a hurry that the borough staff is limited and trying to save money.

One of the larger issues in College Heights is the student home ordinance, and permits issued in error, Queeney said. The association hired a lawyer last year for one incident, in which a home on Park Avenue that received a permit was not the required distance from other student homes. It ended up in county court, which ruled in favor of rescinding the permit, the conclusion drawn by the borough Zoning Hearing Board.

We dont object to the students, Queeney said. We all were, and many of us taught at Penn State, including myself. I think that enforcement of many of these ordinances is difficult. And when staff says that to a neighbor, that really doesnt cut it.

Im really happy that council has scheduled this as a topic for their work session.

Jessica VanderKolk can be reached at 235-3910.

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Metro-North communication efforts picking up speed


2012
04.13

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Among the jobs of Metro-North Railroads new customer communications hub in North White Plains is to monitor progress of the New Haven Line and other east-of-Hudson lines.

If necessary, a staff member will manually update Train Time, the railroads mobile website that shows riders the service statuses of the next 12 trains according to the railroads main operations control center in Grand Central Terminal.

Next door, customer information staff field phone calls about current train service, customer complaints, and fares and schedules.

Susan Doering, Metro-Norths senior director of service and stations, said putting the new customer communications and information centers next to each other in October has helped improve the flow of up-to-date information to riders while reducing costs.

Moving the centers to one location allows us to better and more economically provide accurate, timely and consistent information to our customers, whether it is by station signs, public address announcements or other sources, Doering said.

To coincide with introduction of the new schedule last Sunday, the railroad is also putting quick response scanner links on schedule posters in station vestibules on the New Haven, Harlem and Hudson lines.

An iPhone, Blackberry or Google Android phone outfitted with a QR scanner can be used to scan the codes, taking the user to the Train Time application or the MTAs main schedule page, according to Phil Diaz, assistant deputy director of communications technology for the railroad.

The railroad is also designing another QR barcode for its MNR Getaways page, which highlights upcoming events in the railroads service area.

Were going to be looking for lots of different uses for them, Marjorie Anders, a Metro-North spokeswoman, said.

The White Plains operation and the new QR codes are two steps the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has made to improve real-time customer communication while it continues to plan broader upgrades to its network to make speedier connections with riders through in-station display boards, on the Internet or through phone applications, Metro-North President Howard Permut said.

There are many things that make up running a good service, from running the trains on time, to running the right trains, having cleanliness, and customer service, Permut said. A critical piece of that that has grown in importance over time is providing real-time information to our customers, and, as our society changes and people have more handheld phones and other technology, it will continue to grow.

Before the summer is over, Metro-North will have replaced its analog public address system with a $2 million digital one that will enable more announcements without glitches, Permut said.

The existing system is often disparaged by riders because of frequent failures, particularly during service disruptions, when more announcements are needed, officials said.

It will immediately improve the quality and reliability of announcements at all the stations, Diaz said.

The railroad is also planning to award a contract for a study of its communications infrastructure and possible upgrades to modernize it and establish standards for sharing real-time information.

Thomas Mitchell, Metro-Norths director of customer communications and technology, said the study will also determine the feasibility of using cellular phone signals to operate on-platform electric signs and large-screen monitors at railway stations, which would show the expected arrival time and tracks for upcoming trains.

The technology is now installed at five of the railways 121 stations, including White Plains and 125th St., Mitchell said.

We want to know if we can provide the same level of reliability and information at a lower cost, Mitchell said. If we did that when there was a problem, we would not be working all alone to fix it, but with Verizon.

Jim Cameron, chairman of the state-appointed Connecticut Rail Commuter Council, which represents commuters interests, said it was encouraging the railroad is trying to meet customer demand for better on-board and in-station information about service.

In a survey released in October, 71 percent of riders on the east-of-Hudson lines were satisfied with customer communication efforts during unplanned service breakdowns, versus 84 percent who were content with communications about planned disruptions.

I think all of these are excellent initiatives to solve a problem that goes back over a decade, Cameron said. Over the years, communication has been the single biggest issue we get complaints about.

On a recent morning last week, Bill Andover, a commuter from the Stamford station, said he would welcome on-platform electronic signs that share schedule information about incoming trains.

If they could do that, it would give you more information once you were in the station, Andover said.

Cameron said while some of the initiatives have been under way for several years, concerns raised last year after the breakdown of a train carrying 200 passengers on July 22 have probably also spurred a more customer-orientated approach.

During the July episode, which occurred after a wire outage stopped a train between Westport and Southport, passengers became alarmed when they were stuck on the train in 100 degree temperatures for more than 50 minutes with no power or air conditioning.

Revamped training for conductors on sharing information about delays with on-board passengers will avert a similar uproar among riders if similar breakdowns occur in extreme weather, Cameron said.

Mitchell and Doering said the Train Time application and the third-party text-based service CooCoo have been growing in popularity.

CooCoo, a partnership with a Long Island-based company, sends the next five departures to riders who text CooCoo a departure and destination station.

Train Time has about 100,000 users a month, while CooCoo has about 300,000, according to railroad statistics.

We are very excited about each of the improvements that we have already made and are looking forward to continuing these improvements for the long-term as part of our efforts to provide the best possible customer experience at MNR, Doering said.

martin.cassidy, 203-964-2264.

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Learn about positive communication in Mill Valley


2012
04.12

MILL VALLEY

Mill Valley Seniors for Peace will present a participatory demonstration of positive communication, Peacemaking One on One, at 3 pm Monday, April 9, in the Auditorium at the Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley. Discussion will follow and the public is invited to participate.

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Communication devices take centre stage in NPC-Celcom Hunt 2012


2012
04.10

KUALA LUMPUR: Communication devices are expected to play a significant role in the National Press Club (NPC)-Celcom Visit Perak Hunt 2012, scheduled to take treasure hunters from Kuala Lumpur to Pulau Pangkor on April 21.

Celcom Axiata Berhad, the title sponsor of the event, will provide each team with a Huawei MediaPad for the hunt to assist in the delivery of several of the clues or questions as well as to enable hunters to surf the Internet.

Celcom Axiata Berhad Chief of Operations (Advanced Data) Afizulazha Abdullah said clues or questions would also be delivered to the hunters through a Celcom-registered mobile phone number.

The use of these devices showcases the ample opportunities that the treasure hunters and the public at large have at their disposal to experience Celcoms mobile broadband services.

The NPC-Celcom Treasure Hunt acts as a platform for us to provide the hunters with a unique experience on their hunt journey either via our network or the fun-filled activities that we have prepared for them, he told a press conference on Friday.

NPC president Mokhtar Hussain said cash prizes of RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM2,000 await the top three winners of both the media/NPC members and open categories.

He said prizes would be awarded up to 10th placed winners in both categories of the hunt, which is an annual NPC event.

Mokhtar said communication devices such as smartphones and broadband modems were also among the prizes which the hunters could win both in the media and open categories.

This years hunt was not only about just man and machine (vehicle) working together but about man, machine and communication device working in unison to achieve excellence, he said.

Usually the hunt is more on participants driving a car to look out for questions and answers, this time around we add another element which is the MediaPad to make it more challenging, interesting and exciting, he said.

He said more than 70 cars were expected to participate in the hunt which would be flagged off from Menara Celcom, Jalan Semarak in Kuala Lumpur on April 21 and end in Lumut, Perak.

Huawei Device for Southern Pacific Region chief marketing officer Alan Wong said Huawei was confident that the use of its smart tablet was well poised to capitalise on Celcoms new High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) and mobile network.

The Huawei MediaPad is one of the worlds first tablets to come pre-loaded with the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which was first launched in June 2011 and we are proud to support Celcom in the upcoming NPC-Celcom Treasure Hunt, he said. – Bernama

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‘Tower Heist’ VOD failure was ‘communication problem,’ says Meyer


2012
04.08

Universals failed attempt to pioneer early video-on-demandwith its filmTower Heist last fall resulted from acommunication problem betweenthe studio and theater owners, according to Universal Studios President Ron Meyer.

Speaking Friday at a conference at UCLAs Anderson School of Business, Meyer said his company believed theater operators would be on board as it prepared to offer the Eddie Murphy comedy Tower Heist via VOD for $59.99 in two test markets three weeks after its theatrical release last November.

We believed the theater owners would be supporting [us], Meyer said to an audience of students and guests. I can only say it was a communication problem taking place because theres a certain Rashomon as to whether they agreed or didnt agree and what we agreed on.

Universal executives had believed cinema owners would accept the so-called premium VOD effort — which they have previously opposed for fear it would discourage theater attendance — because it was limited to about 500,000 people. But major chains including Regal Entertainment, Cinemark USA and National Amusements vowed not to play the film anywhere in the country unless the studio gave up its experiment.

Universal has no specific plans to try an early VOD release anytime soon,Meyer said, but the issue is far from dead. Certainly its going to be tried again … theres no question about it, he said. It may not be tomorrow, but it will be someday.

Meyer also spoke briefly about Universals previously announced plans to add a Wizarding World of Harry Potter — already a huge hit at Universals Orlando resort — to his companys theme park in Los Angeles. For the first time, heestimated when it might launch, saying I hope it wont be much more than three years.

RELATED:

Universal Pictures abandons Tower Heist early VOD release

Universal Studios unveils Harry Potter attraction plans for LA

Tower Heist to hit video-on-demand three weeks after theatrical debut

– Ben Fritz

Photo: Eugene Levy, Alyson Hannigan and Ron Meyer at the premiere of American Reunion. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images.

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Andrew Lansley: worse communication skills than our cat


2012
03.31

Poor Andrew Lansley had to answer health questions on Tuesday. Or at least was supposed to. Having been heckled by angry health service workers on Monday, he had to face the less fastidious folk on the Labour benches.

Except he didnt. Or not very much. Mr Lansley has worse communication skills than our cat. At least she makes clear what she wants, when she wants it. Mr Lansley finds that beyond him.

So his understrappers answered for him – as if on the Bounty, Captain Bligh had announced: I see the men are getting uppity. Take care of it, Christian, while I go to my cabin for a cup of cocoa.

He did answer one or two questions, though not about his bill. I always listen to advice, he said at one point, bringing mass chortles from opposition MPs, who believe that the only advice he listens to is: Stick at it, Andy, youve got it spot on!

Instead, it was a junior minister, Simon Burns, who handled most questions about the unloved health and social care bill. Mr Burns sounds like a sheep whos been out on a cold Lakeland fell for too long. You want to lean over and throw him a Fishermans Friend. His strategy is to imply that there is no opposition to the bill, or if there is its based on grievous error.

As Jim Callaghan said, an inaccuracy can be halfway round the world before truth has got its boots on! Jim Callaghan, he did not add, also said he saw no signs of mounting chaos, a remark which, shortened to Crisis, what crisis? haunted him for the rest of his days. Certainly health ministers dont seem to see any crisis.

Labours Jessica Morden assailed him. I am extremely sorry if the hon lady believes the mantra she has just spewed out! he replied. (Doctor, Ive been spewing out mantras! You need an urgent operation. Come back and see me in two years.)

Dame Joan Ruddock asked if another junior minister, Anne Milton, had seen Polly Toynbees article in the Guardian about the way NHS waiting-list figures are fiddled. Tories collapsed with relieved laughter. At last, an enemy they could all agree on! They had, perhaps, forgotten that in 2006 David Cameron took the view the Tories should pay more attention to the Toynbee mantras. Ms Milton was cautious. She hadnt read the article, but was sure she would. Ministers resemble a member of the old politburo, fearfully wondering what Stalin thinks this week.

A Liberal Democrat, Andrew George, nominally a supporter of the government, asked bluntly if Mr Lansley would drop his bill. Mr Lansley did not tell us. Instead, Mr Burns rose again and said: No. Pressed, he said that doctors all wanted an end to political squabbling so that they could get on with the reforms. Amid howls of mockery, a Labour voice shouted: Stop, its hurting!

Finally, Mr Lansley did answer a question about the bill. He thought that only people who were out of touch could imagine it was other than perfect. Oh, dear. When they cast him adrift in an open boat with a small barrel of water, hell explain that the men are only implementing the essential re-organisation to which he remains entirely committed.

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Clarkson and Ogd. Bridge & Port Authority to Collaborate on Bridge Monitoring …


2012
03.11

The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge will benefit from Clarkson University research and new technology, under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed between Clarkson and the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority.

The Authority and Clarkson will work collaboratively on research, technology transfer, education and training projects mutually beneficial for the North Country, said Authority Executive Director Wade A. Davis. This includes identifying funding for research, technology transfer, education, and training projects.

The collaboration will focus on three main areas: establishing collaborative research and development of technologies for bridge monitoring and sensor data fusion to improve the overall performance of the international bridge; advancing cross-border internet and communication technologies; and small business development.

This agreement is an example of the vital role played by Clarkson University in supporting regional economic development projects, said Clarkson University President Tony Collins. This research will not only have an immediate real benefit to bridge users on both sides of the border, but it could also provide additional small business opportunities in our region, as well as infrastructure innovations statewide and nationally. This connection between university research, infrastructure and industry is one of the cornerstones of the innovation economy.

The long-term operation and management strategy for the bridge requires high-tech monitoring tools.

These can start with bridge structural health monitoring and extend to traffic monitoring and homeland security applications, says Clarkson University Civil amp; Environmental Engineering Professor and Executive Officer Kerop D. Janoyan. The sensors can also be applied to seaway water and air quality monitoring. We plan to work on sensor requisition, acquisition, and deployment as well as in-house sensor development and design.

This partnership can enhance research activities we are currently carrying out on signature bridges vibration dynamics, control, and health monitoring, says Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Professor Pier Marzocca.

Janoyan and Marzocca have significant experience in bridge monitoring, modeling and data fusion analysis.

Janoyan has been involved in a series of national and international advanced transportation infrastructure and bridge engineering projects. The emphasis of the work is on the development and deployment of dense low-cost sensors interfaced with wireless sensor networks to obtain real-time measurements from in-service bridges. This provides valuable knowledge on the behavior of the structure, its response to service and environmental loading, and its deterioration condition.

Marzocca has also been involved in a number of projects dealing with advanced aeroelastic behavior of civil and aero-mechanical systems. Recently, he has worked on the development of computational tools for signature bridges that look into sensing data-fusion and modeling aspects directly applicable to the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge.

An established small business may be able to address the bridge monitoring and data analysis of the measurements from the sensors. The business could be housed at the Authoritys Commerce Park, under guidance and mentorship from Clarksons Shipley Center for Innovation and the Council for International Trade, Technology, Education and Communication (CITEC).

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Philadelphia Fire Department Standardizes on Firecom Communication Systems


2012
03.09

New Communication Systems Installed on all Apparatus for Fifth Largest Fire Department in the US

Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2012

Firecom, the leader in team communication solutions for firefighters and emergency responders, today announced that its communication systems have been deployed and are in use across all 191 Philadelphia Fire Department fire trucks, aerials and other apparatus. By incorporating Firecom’s fire communication headsets and systems in its current fleet and standardizing on them for future apparatus, the Philadelphia Fire Department has provided industry-leading communication and hearing protection for all Philadelphia fire fighters.

“Not only did the Philadelphia Fire Department need a provider it could trust, but the size of our department and the variety of our apparatus required a flexible communication system that could meet specific requirements for each apparatus,” said Philadelphia Fire Captain Joshua McGuoirk. “We chose Firecom in part because of their ability to understand our needs and to provide proven solutions.”

Firecom worked closely with reseller partners RSI Fire and Witmer Public Safety Group on configuring, installing and supporting the solution for the Philadelphia Fire Department. The Firecom-equipped fleet currently contains five aerials, 56 engines, 28 tillers, two mobile command vehicles, two squad trucks, 37 two-person vehicles, 58 medics and three rescue vehicles.

“The Philadelphia Fire Department is focused on protecting the health and safety of its members as they serve this great community,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers.

“By standardizing on Firecom, Philadelphia Fire Department shows its dedication to the health and safety of their community of 2,400 uniformed members,” said Firecom Executive Vice President Reed Stager. “Firecom’s systems will be there to support the men and women of the Philadelphia Fire Department as they protect the community’s citizens and visitors.”

About Firecom

Firecom is the leader in innovative and proven team communication systems for fire crews and emergency responders. Firecom supports hundreds of thousands of firefighters around the world by delivering proven hearing protection and clear communications that improve safety, effectiveness, and productivity. Our rugged headsets, intercoms, and radio interfaces ensure all crew members can hear and be heard under the most challenging circumstances. Firecom pioneered the development of hands-free wireless headsets, which allow crew members to stay in continuous contact without being tethered to an intercom or belt pack. We back our systems with our exclusive ComCare(TM) Service Programs, which provide up to five years of customer care and warranty protection — the longest in the industry. Call (800) 527-0555 or visit http://www.firecom.com for more information.

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For more information, contact Courtney Hastings at Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, PR firm for Firecom at chastings or 202-585-0210.

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Technicolor to Embed High-Speed Wireless Communication Technology in Its …


2012
03.08

ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX CEDEX, France, Feb 21, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) –
Technicolor
(euronext paris:TCH) announces it is supporting the delivery of
high-quality video over wireless within the home, thanks to the
integration of Quantenna
Communications’ Wi-Fi 5GHz 4×4 MIMO technology into its next
generation set top boxes and access gateways. They will provide users
with exceptional viewing comfort for all HD video content in the home –
wirelessly, without interruption and on all screens simultaneously.

Technicolor plans to incorporate Quantenna technology into its new VDSL
home gateways, a dedicated Wi-Fi access point, HD DVRs and Media
Servers, as well as within Technicolor’s all-in-one Media Gateway
platform.

Equipped with this technology, Technicolor’s new products will eliminate
the interruptions or quality degradations that can occur during HD video
playback by greatly reducing the data losses that can take place with
less sophisticated techniques. Tests conducted by Technicolor have shown
that the Quantenna solution offers IP packet losses of less than one in
100 million. The result is a level of reliability and performance
providing multi-device viewing that fully satisfies the expectations of
consumers who are connected with multiple home devices.

“The choice of this state-of-the-art technology demonstrates once again
the company’s commitment to digital distribution in all forms,” said
Pascal Portelli, Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy and Portfolio
Management of Technicolor Connected Home Division. “We are dedicated to
delivering the best possible quality, with respect to video content and
help our clients offer a constantly enhanced viewing experience to their
customers. Our expertise in system and antenna designs perfectly
complements Quantenna’s know-how to bring best-in-class solutions to
market.”

“Quantenna is pleased to partner with technology leader Technicolor, who
shares a similar vision to deliver exciting new HD multimedia
experiences for consumers in homes,” said Lionel
Bonnot, Vice President, Sales and Business Development with
Quantenna. “Our 5GHz product is truly changing the way consumers watch
and distribute multimedia HD or 3D TV in the home. We solve today’s
challenges of delivering reliable Wi-Fi coverage by eliminating dead
spots and ensuring whole- home coverage providing the ultimate TV
viewing experience wirelessly.”

About Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company
developing standards-based Wi-Fi MIMO chipsets that deliver the highest
levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and
devices. Headquartered in Fremont, Calif., Quantenna has assembled a
management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up
success, and is backed by leading venture capital firms, including
Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture
Partners, DAG Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, and Telefonica
Digital. For additional information, please visit
www.quantenna.com
.

About Technicolor

Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and
entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our
world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the
market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and
distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property
portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving
licensing business. Our commitment: supporting the delivery of exciting
new experiences for consumers in theaters and homes. Euronext Paris: TCH
www.technicolor.com

SOURCE: Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Technicolor
Season Skuro, +1-323-817-6865 – US
season.skuro
or
Thibault Peulen, +33 1 41 86 53 93 – Europe
thibault.peulen
or
Investor relations: +33 1 41 86 55 95
investor.relations
or
Quantenna
Jeremy Hyatt, +1-510-743-2275
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