Avalanche 5

As many of you know, we announced the release of Avalanche 5 today. Just wanted to post an entry linking everyone to the various pieces of information that are available.

We’ll soon be releasing some short feature videos of the product and we just announced the dates for the next installments of the Wavelink Webinar Series, which are Avalanche 5 based.

The product page has a ton of information and some snazzy screen shots of the product, and in case you missed it, here is a link to the Network Products Guide award announcement. For Partners with Partner Portal Access, a download and data sheet are also available.

Enjoy!

A Quick Look at the Datalogic Elf (With Pictures!)

The Social Media realm has been abuzz with news about the Datalogic Elf, so I decided to get my hands on one, because as I must admit, I also thought it looked pretty cool. Our engineers and QA folks are the ones who usually have the chance to handle and test our software on new hardware, but I figured I’d head over to their department and see if I could borrow one. The guys were more than willing to loan me one so I could snap a few pictures and give a few observations.

Here are a few of the more interesting features (to me):

– It looks like a ruggedized mobile phone

– It’s UI looks very similar to many new cell phones and the screen is larger than I expected (it uses the Windows Mobile 6.5 OS)

– Having used a Blackberry and iPhone, I easily picked up on how to navigate to different apps with the flick of a finger

– There are lights at the top of the device which show you the current keyboard function (this was especially convenient for me while using the keyboard and knowing which function I was in)

– It has a built-in camera (further adding to the ruggedized mobile phone feel)

– Dedicated “Talk” button for push-to-talk applications

Overall, it really is a pretty sleek device and I can see how it would be a very useful for someone working outside of the four walls; it’s relatively light, compact, and easy to carry around… kind of like a beefed up cell phone.

Pictures below… (more…)

Pictures From the Road

We’ve made a lot of noise about our recent partnership with InfoLogix, so I thought we’d post some pictures from the Sapphire show in Orlando. We are demo-ing multi-modal and Voice input for SAP, and below are a few snaps sent by Don Osburn, our Director of Channel Sales.

If you happen to be at the show, stop by and say hello or send us your pictures and we’ll post them here with your captions!

Wavelink and InfoLogix Partnership

Many of you have seen the recent press release announcing our partnership with InfoLogix. To sum it up, the partnership combines the voice capabilities of Wavelink Speakeasy with the expertise of InfoLogix in SAP supply chain execution solutions. You can see the combination in action next week at SAPPHIRE NOW (May 16 – 19, 2010) in Orlando.

Further, it was great to see this come across the wire this afternoon! Congrats to InfoLogix and we look forward to our partnership.

An Update to the Ferrari Barcode “Scandal”

As you likely saw (and see right under these here words, in the post below), there was a bit of scandal around the Ferrari F1 team and whether they were using subliminal advertising in barcode images.

Well, our good friends at Zebra Technologies sent out a follow-up on the issue this morning. Good thing, since we had completely missed the article!  So, what was Ferrari’s response? You’ll have to click here to find out.

Happy Friday everyone, and to all the mothers out there, we extend you a very lovely Mothers Day weekend!

Ferrari’s, Marlboro, Subliminal Advertising and… Barcodes!?

Ducati motorcycle with barcode-like image; courtesy of www.gomonews.com

Not a list of items you would normally come across, I know. But apparently, according to this article, there has been a bit of an uproar on the potential use of barcode images that look like a pack of Marlboro cigarettes on Ferrari F1 cars.

Of course, whether it does actually look like a pack of Marlboro’s is being contested between European anti-tobacco groups and the Ferrari/Marlboro side. On our side of things, what’s most interesting is that if you check out the GoMo link, they mention that the barcode is so realistic, that barcode software actually tries to interpret it! Art imitates life?

Is Data More Expensive in the US?

According to the Ponemon Institute, data breaches cost US companies much more than their European counterparts. This brief highlights much of the findings and also raises some interesting questions about the effect federal regulations have on that cost.

Check it out and tell us how you feel about federal regulations and their potential effects on the total cost of a data breach.

Training Tuesday! Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program

We are beginning a new reoccurring submission called Training Tuesdays, where we update everyone with information about Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program.

Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is designed to meet the training needs of our channel partners.  The program blends traditional academic classroom lectures with applied learning in a lab environment.  The goal of Wavelink’s Certified Partner Training Program is to prepare the student to become an expert in utilizing one or more of Wavelink’s products.

Upcoming courses:

Course Date(s) Course(s) Location
05/11/2010 to 05/13/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0/Emulation/Speakeasy Los Angeles, CA
05/11/2010 to 05/13/2010 Avalanche SE/Emulation/Speakeasy Mexico City, Mexico
05/18/2010 to 05/20/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0/Emulation/Speakeasy Brussels, Belgium
05/18/2010 to 05/19/2010 Emulation/WIB/Speakeasy Chicago, IL
06/01/2010 to 06/03/2010 Avalanche SE 5.0/Remote Control/Secure +/Communicator Denver, CO
06/08/2010 to 06/10/2010 Avalanche MC 5.0/Remote Control/Secure +/Communicator Atlanta, GA

Click here to register for an upcoming class!

Interesting Commentary from Gartner Wireless Summit

After reading this article, I wish I had a chance to attend the Gartner Wireless Summit in San Diego. The article highlights the closing keynote address and the way Gartner sees the Wireless ecosystem evolving over the next few years. Of particular interest is the “three generations of wireless context” and how we are full swing into the second generation. It really highlights what we are also seeing throughout our space, and is further evidence of the importance on maintaining a keen eye to the evolution of the industry.

Take a look for yourself and tell us what strikes you about the article.

Five Trends Driving Networking Growth

Annnnnnnnd, we’re back. Those of you who follow us on Facebook and Twitter knew that we were away last week attending our International Sales Conference, so there wasn’t much blogging around these parts. If you don’t follow us, we’ll give you a couple minutes to do so now.

Ok, great. Now that we have that out of the way, I came across this article out of South Africa while waiting in the airport for my home-bound flight. It discusses five trends that are driving networking growth. The trends are based on research by IDC, and I think most of you will find the trends interesting. One item of interest is that you can see how these industry themes are not just limited to the US, but instead are global themes that companies are facing across the world. Finally, the article also hits on virtualization, a topic which we’ve discussed here and here.

Enjoy!