• 07 Jun 2017

    Sky News Partners with LiveU to Deliver UK Elections Live from 150 Locations Simultaneously

    HACKENSACK, N.J., June 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky News, leading UK TV and online news provider, has once again turned to the market-leading video-over-cellular company LiveU to provide all-embracing live coverage of the UK General Election, which will be held on June 8th. Crucial to the order is the company's ability to supply a very high volume of portable transmission units at short notice. LiveU's UK partner Garland Partners is again overseeing this complex project.

    Richard Pattison, Manager of News Technology at Sky News, said, "Our live declaration coverage in 2015 won huge plaudits and audience appreciation, a Guinness World Record for Most Concurrent Live Web Streams for an Event and The TVB Europe Best Live Broadcast Award 2015. The technology allowed us to bring results to the nation as they happened and this editorial advantage was made possible by our partnership with LiveU. It simply wouldn't have been achievable using traditional newsgathering methods and now we are expanding our live coverage for 2017 to make the night even more alive for our viewers."

    Once again, Sky News will be using an IP set-up in a specially built studio – including a huge video wall for all the incoming feeds – then taking selected live feeds for broadcast via its Network Operations Centre. All live feeds will be available online via YouTube Live.

    LiveU Central, the company's unified management platform, will be key to the project. It provides those in the studio with both remote monitoring and control capabilities, providing essential access to units in real-time.

    Sky News has recently expanded its permanent fleet of LiveU units, including the recently launched flagship LU600. Sky News has LiveU units across the UK and in Los Angeles, two in Washington D.C. and one each in New York, Delhi, Moscow and Jerusalem.

    Pattison added, "Using cellular bonding has fundamentally changed the way we can approach news reporting and has considerably increased our live coverage because their technology allows us to broadcast from places we simply couldn't before. With our foreign coverage, previously we would only have been live from our actual bureau. Now we can be out and about in the field with LiveU units getting us far closer to the story."

    Ronen Artman, VP of Marketing with LiveU, said, "We're genuinely delighted to be working with Sky News again on a project of even greater scale than last time. For live events like this TV has real power, with YouTube providing flexibility for viewers and additional reach. We applaud the ambition of Sky News."

    About LiveU

    LiveU is driving the live video revolution, providing live video streaming for TV, mobile, online and social media. Let your audience become part of your story with high-quality and flawless live video, transmitted from anywhere in the world, through the use of our patented bonding and video transport technology. LiveU creates a consistent bandwidth and a reliable connection so you can acquire, manage and distribute high quality remote live broadcasts over IP. Our broad portfolio of products sets the industry standard for live video production. From backpacks to smartphones, and satellite/cellular hybrid to external antenna solutions, LiveU offers a complete range of devices for live video coverage anytime, anywhere. In addition, LiveU offers extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions. With over 2,000 customers in 80+ countries, LiveU's technology is the solution of choice for global broadcasters, online media, news agencies and social media.  For more information, visit, or follow us on, FacebookYouTube, or Instagram.

    Contact: Joss Armitage   

  • 06 Jun 2017

    Seebo Named a 2017 Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things by Gartner
    Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report, published on May 5, 2017, recognizes vendors "that can help CIOs and their stakeholders build IoT solutions via building-block technologies in design, integration, IoT platforms and security." According to the report, the "Internet of Things remains a top focus for CIOs driving digital business transformation." The Seebo platform serves product development leaders by uniquely combining graphical IoT system ideation and specification, technical and financial feasibility assessment, simulation and collaborative development tools, and an IoT service marketplace.

    "We are proud to be recognized by Gartner and included in this list of Cool Vendors," said Lior Akavia, Seebo, CEO and Co-founder. "We feel this recognition is a tremendous validation of the tangible business value that our IoT innovation platform provides manufacturers seeking to build smart products and systems. Seebo enables manufacturers to transform their smart ideas into market disruption quickly, easily and profitably, empowering them to revitalize products through innovation, trigger brand leadership, get user data and increase margins."

    About the Gartner report 
    The Gartner, Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report was written by analysts Alfonso Velosa, Benoit J. Lheureux, Saniye Burcu Alaybeyi, Earl Perkins, and Nathan Nuttall and published on May 5, 2017.

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

  • 31 May 2017

    Samanage Strengthens Enterprise Team with Two New Executive Hires

    Conor Nolen and Greg Ruh Join Samanage, Improving Enterprise Customer Service, Enhancing Software Sales Leadership and Expanding National Presence

    Cary, N.C. (PRWEB) May 31, 2017

    Samanage, a Service Success Company, has named two senior executives to its leadership team, Conor Nolen, vice president, global solution engineering, customer success and partnerships, and Greg Ruh, vice president, North American sales. Both Nolen and Ruh join Samanage after successful tenures at Salesforce, bringing significant software industry sales leadership experience. They are located in the San Francisco area, significantly enhancing Samanage's presence on the West Coast and its movement toward a strong multi-regional sales team.

    Ruh will lead the Samanage enterprise sales team, directing sales efforts for Samanage for Salesforce®, an IT service management solution which is built on the Salesforce Platform and is available on the Salesforce AppExchange. Ruh will apply insights from 20 years of building teams and creating excellent customer experiences to grow Samanage's leadership position in the IT service management market.

    Ruh was an account executive at Salesforce for more than six years, three of which were focused on the customer experience for Salesforce Service Cloud. He helped launch the Service Cloud specialist group for Salesforce's commercial business unit and was named the "Service Cloud MVP" in 2015. Prior to his tenure at Salesforce, Ruh worked at software companies, including IBM, HNC Software, and Access 360, which was acquired by IBM.

    Nolen will focus on building a cutting-edge organization focused on developing and empowering IT champions across market segments, regions and verticals. After spending more than seven years in solution engineering roles, Nolen most recently served as vice president of enterprise sales at Salesforce, supporting two key verticals and driving Salesforce Service Cloud revenue in North America. Nolen's additional work experience includes helping businesses re-architect complex processes at Accenture, and designing and delivering large-scale technical training programs at Oracle University.

    "Conor Nolen and Greg Ruh are both skilled software sales veterans who have had extraordinary success serving customers within the Salesforce ecosystem. They are incredible assets to Samanage, helping us effectively work with and better serve our customers," said Michael Nash, chief revenue officer at Samanage. "Bringing them on board is a significant step in growing our sales leadership and enabling Samanage to drive service success in the enterprise market."

    Samanage is dedicated to enabling service success for enterprise customers. The addition of Nolen and Ruh establishes an excellent sales and customer success organization for delivering value to current and future customers as they strive to manage all service interactions on one platform.

    Salesforce, AppExchange and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

    About Samanage 
    Samanage is a Service Success Company, enabling modern organizations worldwide to deliver a superior service experience to their employees. Samanage's enterprise service management software accelerates efficiency and visibility into services requested and delivered across an organization, making it easy to continuously streamline process improvement and greater productivity. Through unprecedented agility and scalability, Samanage gives service providers the ability to rapidly and consistently deliver the services that employees need to get work done. Samanage is the service management industry's most reviewed IT service desk solution, according to customer reviews.

    To learn more about Samanage, please visit http://www.samanage.com or call 1-888-250-8971.

    For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14371218.htm

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