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TOKYO, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced on October 31 that it has developed two iOS apps -- Chordana Tap and Chordana Viewer -- that let users play musical accompaniment to their favorite songs. The apps are available on the Apple App Store now. (Photo: http://prw.kyodonews.jp/opn/release/201310305861/ ) Employing Casio's proprietary Chordana music analysis technology, the apps can detect musical chord progressions by analyzing the frequency characteristics and temporal changes of an audio file. Users can then play along as an accompanist when playing back songs stored in iOS devices. Chordana Tap lets users virtually experience playing music simply by tapping: Free App -By tapping a virtual instrument on the screen along with a musical accompaniment guide, users can play the chord progression of a song. Four virtual instrument sounds... (more)

MakeMusic Releases Finale 2014

MakeMusic, Inc. announced today the release of Finale 2014, the 25th Anniversary Edition of the world-leading music notation software. With its initial release in 1988, Finale offered musicians a new way to put music on the page, democratizing publisher-quality output, and making it possible to edit, playback, and share music with others around the world. Finale 2014 represents the next step in assisting musicians to efficiently notate and share their music. “For twenty-five years Finale has empowered musicians to create notation that users of other products could only dream of,” said Karen VanDerBosch, chief executive officer. “To ensure Finale remains the world standard for the next twenty-five years, we’ve made significant investments in Finale’s architecture, while simultaneously providing new features to benefit everyone in Finale’s constantly broadening user ... (more)

Cineplex Inc. Reports Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 -- Cineplex Inc. ("Cineplex") (TSX:CGX) today released its financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013. Third Quarter Results ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Period over Period 2013 2012 (i) Change (ii) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Total Revenues $298.4 million $281.1 million 6.1% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attendance 19.0 million 18.3 million 3.6% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Revenues $ 38.8 million $ 33.1 million 17.3% ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Net Income $ 26.0 million $ 51.7 million -49.7% ----------------------------------------------------... (more)

Interop Las Vegas Previews News Announcements from over 60 Exhibitors & Sponsors

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop, produced by UBM Tech, today previews news from more than 60 exhibitors who will make announcements at Interop Las Vegas, happening next week, May 6-10 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As the premier event for IT professionals, Interop serves as a launch pad for the most innovative technologies in business IT. For more information, visit www.interop.com/lasvegas. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/SF03433LOGO) "Interop continues to be a must-attend event for IT decision makers to discover new technologies and ideas that can increase productivity in the enterprise," said Jennifer Jessup, Interop General Manager. "We're excited to be a choice platform for news, presenting attendees a first-hand look at the latest advancements. Our exhibitors and sponsors exemplify the industry's rapid developme... (more)

Monitoring the SAN shine with Virtual Instruments

It was about three months ago that one of my friends had informed me he was leaving HDS to join a company named Virtual Instruments. ‘Virtual Instruments?’ I asked myself, trying to fathom if I’d have heard of them before only to realize that I had once seen a write up on their SAN monitoring solution, which was then termed NetWisdom. I was then inadvertently asked to mention Virtual Instruments in one of my blogs - nice try pal but I had made it clear several times before to vendors requesting the same that I didn’t want my blog to become an advertising platform. Despite this though I was still intrigued by what could have persuaded someone to leave a genuinely stable position at HDS to a company I hadn’t really had much exposure to myself. Fast forward a few months, several whitepapers and numerous discussions and I find myself writing a blog about the very sai... (more)

Canonical: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the cloud platform of choice

Canonical today announces Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will be released on 17th April 2014, bringing a new level of reliability, performance and interoperability to cloud and scale out environments with support and maintenance for five years. “Ubuntu is the primary platform for cloud - public, private or hybrid. In this release, our third LTS with deep roots in cloud, we raise the bar for efficiency and orchestration at scale. That’s why businesses are adopting Ubuntu as they move to the cloud computing era,” says Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical. Global enterprises including AT&T, Bharti, Bouygues Telecom, British Telecom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cogent Communications, Comcast, Deutsche Telekom, Korea Telecom, NEC, NTT, Numergy, Orange France, Time Warner Cable, Turk Telecom, Verizon and Yandex, as well as leading web scale services such as Netflix, In... (more)

Virtual Instruments Inks Purchase Agreement With Hitachi Data Systems for VirtualWisdom(TM) SAN and Virtual Infrastructure Optimization Solutions

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/15/10 -- Virtual Instruments, a leader in storage area network (SAN) and virtual infrastructure optimization solutions, today announced an limited purchase agreement for Hitachi Data Systems to resell Virtual Instruments NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom for deployment with its storage solutions. The agreement complements Hitachi Data Systems comprehensive software and hardware storage solutions with the award-winning performance monitoring and optimization solutions from Virtual Instruments. Typical corporate data storage continues to grow about 50 percent per year, making SAN instrumentation and monitoring solutions increasingly critical, especially at a time when constrained budgets mean fewer resources are being allotted to manage the SAN. Virtual Instruments' suite of products, including NetWisdom and VirtualWisdom and service... (more)

Hot Tech Firms at the 2012 DoDIIS Conference

The Exhibitor List for the 2012 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference is up at http://www.ncsi.com/dodiis12/exhibitor_list.html Many of the firms there are technology firms, which is why this is one of the great events of the year. The text below is based on the current exhibitor list.  This event is getting HUGE which makes it very hard to spend more than about a second with all the vendors. Everyone seeks ways to focus on the vendors that are most relevant and have the most disruptive technologies. I am frequently asked for suggestions on which firms to visit and am working on my personal list of recommendations.  But we are also preparing a survey so we can solicit your views and will be rolling that out in a day or so. The survey will ask you to nominate what you believe to be the most significant technologies, the ones that people absolutely “must see” at the event. We ... (more)

Virtual Instruments' Wisdom Provides Essential SAN Insight

It was about three months ago that one of my friends had informed me he was leaving HDS to join a company named Virtual Instruments. ‘Virtual Instruments?’ I asked myself, trying to fathom if I’d have heard of them before only to realize that I had once seen a write up on their SAN monitoring solution, which was then termed NetWisdom. I was then inadvertently asked to mention Virtual Instruments in one of my blogs - nice try pal but I had made it clear several times before to vendors requesting the same that I didn’t want my blog to become an advertising platform. Despite this though I was still intrigued by what could have persuaded someone to leave a genuinely stable position at HDS to a company I hadn’t really had much exposure to myself. Fast forward a few months, several whitepapers and numerous discussions and I find myself writing a blog about the very said... (more)

The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqfmcx/the_nfv_sdn_and) have announced the addition of Signals and Systems Telecom's new report "The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020" to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global wireless CapEx is on the rise, as operators deploy LTE and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) infrastructure, amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity.  By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) promise to reduce the CapEx burden on wireless carriers. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption. Driven by th... (more)

The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020

DUBLIN, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cqfmcx/the_nfv_sdn_and) have announced the addition of Signals and Systems Telecom's new report "The NFV, SDN & Wireless Network Infrastructure Market: 2014 - 2020" to their offering.       (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Global wireless CapEx is on the rise, as operators deploy LTE and Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) infrastructure, amid growing demands for high-speed mobile broadband connectivity.  By eliminating reliance on expensive proprietary hardware platforms, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) promise to reduce the CapEx burden on wireless carriers. In addition, both technologies can significantly slash OpEx due to a reduction in physical space, labor and power consumption. Driven by th... (more)