TransGaming and Select TV to Deliver High Quality On-Demand Games Service to Hotels Worldwide Starting with Holiday Inn
GameTree™ TV Expands Footprint Into Hospitality Industry Bringing Value Entertainment to Millions of Travelers
TORONTO – September 3rd, 2014 – TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V:TNG) and Select-TV today announced a partnership that will provide travelers with a new hotel entertainment experience by delivering high quality video games through TransGaming’s industry leading cloud-based games service, GameTree™ TV. The partnership enables hundreds of thousands of guests at Select-TV enabled hotels worldwide to access family friendly on-demand gaming content through their hotel room televisions.
The service immediately launches in Montreal at the Holiday Inn (Pointe-Claire), and will expand to additional Select-TV enabled hotels throughout North America and worldwide over the next three years. The Select-TV service is currently deployed in the world’s largest hotel chains and upscale boutique properties.
“Partnering with Select-TV expands our entertainment footprint from the living room to the hotel room, representing the world’s first games on-demand solution in the hospitality industry. Traditionally, some hotels include a low-technology outdated video game platform. With GameTree TV, hotels are starting to step into the modern era,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. “This partnership greatly increases the reach of GameTree TV’s service and strengthens our industry leading position. This unique partnership gives us the opportunity to expose hundreds of thousands of travelers each year to the rich quality of GameTree and sets the bar for in-room entertainment in the future.”
Through GameTree TV’s dynamic interface and rich catalog of games, travelers will have access to a unique gaming experience. GameTree TV delivers social multi-player experiences to hotel guests, instead of singular game-interactions on a mobile device or tablet. In addition, players will no longer endure latency issues for content delivery that is usually experienced on traditional hotel game platform systems.
The GameTree TV service will be available at low prices – $2 per game for 24 hours or $6 for the entire catalog of over 50 games for 24 hours. The GameTree TV catalog of games spans multiple genres to appeal to everyone within the family from racing, puzzle, action, to engaging multi-player experiences such as World Poker Tour.
“At Select-TV we are always looking for innovative solutions that allow us to deliver the best in-room entertainment experiences for travelers all over the world,” said CS Goh, CEO of Select-TV Malaysia. “Partnering with TransGaming to bring the world-class GameTree TV service to our customers allows us to deliver an incredible in-room gaming experience at a reasonable price.”
Through partnerships with the world’s largest service providers and Smart TV manufacturers, GameTree TV currently reaches millions worldwide, and has established itself as the industry leader for cloud gaming. TransGaming’s move into the hospitality sector through the Select-TV partnership showcases the demand for their gaming platform. TransGaming’s service will be available to business travelers and vacationing families in hotel rooms enabled by Select-TV, and will continue to expand as more hotels add GameTree TV.
CSE sees continued listings and trading momentum through summer months
TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – August 14, 2014) – The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) is pleased to announce that it welcomed eight new companies to the CSE during the month of July. This solid growth comes on the heels of the record thirteen companies that joined the exchange in June. Although the summer months are typically slower for the pace of new listings activity on Canadian exchanges, the fact that we welcomed eight new companies in July, and continue to grow our pending application pipeline, demonstrates the growing trust entrepreneurs and investors place in the CSE” commented CEO Richard Carleton. “Trading volumes during the month remained strong, nearing 250 Million shares traded with a value exceeding $52 Million.”
July 2014 Highlights:
The eight new companies listing in the month of July were:
• Galahad Metals Inc. – RHX
• Monarch Energy Limited – CHX
• Eyelogic Systems Inc. – EYE.A
• Target Capital Inc. – TCI
• Grenadier Resource Corp. – GAD
• GTO Resources Inc. – GTR
• Evolving Gold Corp. – EVG
• Goldrea Resources Corp. – GOR
“We are happy to welcome another 8 companies to the fold”, commented Akthem Sumrain, Managing Director of Listings Development. “We look forward to working with all of these companies to help them achieve their goals.”
Oracle Cloud Marketplace Announces Skura as Official Registered Partner
Oakville, August 11, 2014 – Skura, an enterprise sales enablement provider specializing in adaptive sales enablement is proud to announce that it is an official Cloud Marketplace partner.
Launched at OpenWorld in 2013, the explosive growth of the cloud marketplace has been working to help organizations gain faster and easier access to innovative and trusted business applications. Used for easy access to various sales and marketing apps, Oracle partners are able to showcase their cloud applications through the new channel, providing businesses the opportunity to market and sell innovative solutions directly to Oracle’s customer base.
The Cloud Marketplace gives partners an opportunity to reach Oracle customers and enables them to achieve success with trusted and innovative apps. With an easy-to-use interface to search and find applications, apps are listed with relevant details, such as user ratings and reviews to enable customers to determine whether a specific application is a good fit for their business.
“Oracle Cloud Marketplace has opened up a world of opportunities for us,” says Kent Potts, EVP of Marketing, Skura. “We are thrilled to be part of the Oracle Cloud Marketplace which enables us to showcase our product to an entire new audience.”
By leveraging the Oracle Cloud platform, Oracle partners can use the new avenue to grow their business by easily integrating, publishing and monetizing their applications.
TransGaming’s GameTree™ TV Furthers Smart TV Supremacy With Availability On VIZIO Smart TVs
GameTree TV Offered on Leading US Smart TV Platform
TORONTO – July 15, 2014 – TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), the global leader in delivering on-demand, family-friendly social games to the TV, today announced the launch of its GameTreeTM TV cloud gaming service on VIZIO smart TVs. The app is now available through VIZIO Internet Apps Plus®, the latest generation smart TV platform from America’s #1 Smart TV company¹.
As smart TV gaming pioneers, TransGaming’s dedication to building a thriving, cloud-based on-demand gaming service continues. The rollout of GameTree TV on VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, further reinforces TransGaming’s stance in the marketplace. Already the leading choice for high-quality, accessible living room gaming, the service will now also be available to millions of VIZIO consumers.
“GameTree TV continues to grow exponentially, throughout North America and the world. Adding VIZIO, America’s #1 smart TV company¹, raises the bar even higher for GameTree TV’s dominance,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO and President of TransGaming. “GameTree TV already reaches millions of consumers, and is proud to add millions more through VIZIO to further reinforce TransGaming’s foothold for delivering high quality games to the TV”
VIZIO Internet Apps Plus, which can be found on the latest VIZIO smart TVs including the 2014 E-Series and M-Series collections, allows consumers to access the hottest movies, TV, music and games by easily browsing through a collection of their favorite apps. The platform features an app dock that overlays across the bottom of the screen for quick, at-a-glance access to seven of the user’s favorite apps without interrupting on-screen content.
“Through our intuitive and responsive VIZIO Internet Apps Plus platform, consumers are able to easily search, discover and consume various forms of entertainment,” said Lily Knowles, VP of Product Marketing at VIZIO. “We are excited to add TransGaming’s GameTree TV on-demand cloud games app to the collection of options our consumers have to choose from.”
¹ The The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 2013 LCDTV units with Apps included
2014-0711 – REORGANIZATION – THE BUSINESS, ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DISCOVERIES FUND INC. (B.E.S.T) (VC)
On July 11, 2014, Tier One Capital Limited Partnership (the “Partnership”) and The Business, Engineering, Science and Technology Discoveries Fund Inc. (the “Fund”) will complete a transaction whereby the Partnership will acquire substantially all of the assets of the Fund in exchange for units of the Partnership (the “Units”). Pursuant to the transaction, the Class A and Class L Shares of the Fund that were not the subject of validly exercised dissent rights will be automatically redeemed for Units, and each Class A Shareholder and Class L Shareholder of the Fund will receive an equivalent value of Units in payment for the redemption price of Class A Shares and Class L Shares held by that shareholder on July 11, 2014 based on the most recently calculated net asset value of the applicable series of Class A and Class L Shares and the deemed issue price of $14 per Unit.
The Units of Tier One Capital Limited Partnership will begin trading on July 11, 2014.
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CSE Sees Record New Listings
TORONTO, ONTARIO — (Marketwired) — 07/08/14 — The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) is pleased to announce that a record thirteen new companies listed with the CSE in the month of June. The previous record, ten listings, was set in December, 2010. Trading activity on the exchange during the month was the third best ever, both by share turnover and value traded measures: more than 257 Million shares changed hands with a value exceeding $68 Million. “We are dedicated to lowering the costs of Canadian public capital for entrepreneurs” comments CEO Richard Carleton. “We are delighted that so many companies are taking advantage of our listing services, and that their securities are finding a growing audience among investors,” he adds.
June 2014 Highlights:
The CSE welcomed 13 new issuers in the month of June. These included:
• Lornex Capital Inc. – LOM
• West Point Resources Inc. – BLO
• Helius Medical Technologies Inc. – HSM
• Lions Gate Metals Inc. – LGM
• Appia Energy Corp. – API
• GoviEx Uranium Inc. – GXU
• Chlormet Technologies Inc. – PUF
• Murchison Minerals Ltd – MUR
• Mazorro Resources Inc. – MZO
• Orca Touchscreen Technologies – OAA
• BlackIce Enterprise Risk Management – BIS
• Highmark Marketing Inc. – HMK
• Big Rock Labs Inc. – BLA
In addition, one issuer, Sunorca Development Corp completed a fundamental business change during the month upon the acquisition of Wildflower Marijuana Inc.
For the first six months of the year, the CSE has listed 35 new issuers, and is on pace to comfortably exceed 2013’s record 37 companies. Trading volumes have already exceeded 2013’s previous record levels.
“The continued success that CSE is experiencing is further proof that there is in fact a much needed alternative in the Canadian capital markets”, added Akthem Sumrain, Managing Director of Listings Development. “We are deploying the needed resources and as a result, are developing a much larger footprint within the capital markets Canada-wide”.
Dealer-FX Releases Appointment Ledger 2.0
Toronto, June 27, 2014 — Dealer-FX has announced the launch of Version 2.0 for their Appointment Ledger solution. This versatile and advanced tool manages and tracks all service leads and appointments generated from multiple sources and departments (online scheduling tool, BDC, service drive, DMS data feeds, call center), while also tracking customers throughout their service lifecycle. The tool manages service advisor scheduling and now offers enhanced shop loading and capacity management functionality.
There were multiple upgrades made to the solution in this new release. Some of the new or updated key features include:
» The ability to access each customer’s full service history (including ROs, declined maintenance, write-ups and inspections), giving the service department the information needed to confidently present upsell opportunities
» An at-a-glance view of the shop load by hours booked, total appointments booked, shown, missed and open, ensuring the service drive avoids overbooking appointments and overloading the shop
» Web responsive design that gives the dealership the flexibility to use the tool on a tablet or a desktop PC
The new release complements what was already a dynamic solution, which featured DMS integration, appointment confirmation email capability and a reporting application.
“The Appointment Ledger is a dynamic solution that gives dealerships the ability to better control service traffic flow, minimizing or eliminating any rush or lull periods,” said Gary Kalk, President and CEO of Dealer-FX Group, Inc. “With this tool, service departments can ensure there is sufficient time devoted to each appointment for a meaningful write-up process that enhances customer experience.”
The Appointment Ledger solution is also one of the key components utilized by Mopar’s wiADVISOR Total Service Resource program.
Dealer-FX, the most trusted name in automotive retail marketing, is focused on helping dealer and OEM clients to Drive the Customer Experience by enhancing customer retention, digital and social media strategies. Approved and sponsored by several OEMs, our leading-edge programs improve service drive processes, branding effectiveness, lead conversion, social networking, customer loyalty and dealer profitability.
Wimbledon 2014 Q&A: ESPN talks Dejero deployment, SIS-to-Visions changeover
As the second week of Wimbledon got into its stride, ESPN’s director of remote production operations, Terry Brady, and coordinating technical manager Chris Strong spoke to SVG Europe about small but beneficial changes to its tournament workflow, the impact of Visions’ ascendancy to host broadcaster duties, and the advantages of being able to create a single, year-round narrative for tennis.
So…what’s new for 2014 regarding ESPN’s Wimbledon workflow?
There have been no dramatic changes, but Visions taking over from SIS as host for the BBC [in addition to maintaining its long-term flyaway, build and camera supply agreement with ESPN] has made the transition a lot easier [and further eased] the set-up. We hope to build on that and further improve our workflow in the years ahead.
Otherwise, what we try to do are small improvements each year. For example, this year we have had a bit of fun with the Dejero LIVE 20/20 [mobile transmitter], and sent some students from Westminster University out to get live shots in the city to provide a better sense of place: London buses, the London Eye, you name it! The students have been really keen to get out and about and are doing a great job!
Apart from its cost [benefit], the Dejero has given us the flexibility to get to places that we wouldn’t normally reach with an SNG truck, and has delivered some very high quality pics for our broadcast. It’s a real win-win.
What about other new gear? Any extra cameras for this year?
The spec has been pretty consistent over the last few years; for example, we have 18 [EVS] XT3s and four XT2s for replay, ingest, etc, and that has basically been the same for some time. Camera-wise, we haven’t added any [lately]; we are at about 26 including robotics, rovers, RF cameras, and cameras set up on Centre and No. 1 courts.
Are you taking or generating any additional content?
We are taking the [All-England Club-originated] Live@Wimbledon on ESPN3 this year, whilst ESPN3 is on Wimbledon.com for the first time. Another first is that we are showing live matches in New Zealand. In terms of domestic US activity, the main thing is that are dancing around World Cup soccer, [requiring] a switch to using ESPN News on certain days.
How would you describe ESPN’s editorial mandate for Wimbledon – and tennis in general?
The position we have sought, and are pleased and proud to have is the creation of a single narrative throughout the tennis season, including all four majors and plenty of other action in the spring, eg [the BNP Paribas Open] in Indian Wells, Miami. That breadth of coverage has really established a niche for us, [benefiting from] the dedication of our crew, our resources and the storylines we can develop. It’s all the stronger for having these various programming rights and the ability to create a single narrative for tennis fans 12 months per year.
Finally, returning to the SIS-to-Visions transition… I know it’s early days, but what benefits do you think it might bring long-term?
Already there has been a lot of filesharing between the BBC and ESPN for any cameras we have that they may want. [Moving ahead] I think Visions will look to create a better backbone of connectivity throughout the grounds, allowing us to get to places we’ve not been before to [further] showcase this magnificent facility.
by David Davies
CogniVue’s Smart Vehicle Backup Camera Application RearVue-DE Named a ‘Pre-Qualified Innovation’ by Build In Canada Innovation Program
OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 9, 2014) – CogniVue, a technology licensing company who introduced Image Cognition Processor (ICP) in 2010 to target high performance, low power embedded vision processing, announced today that its RearVue-DE smart backup application has been selected as a “pre-qualified innovation” by the Build In Canada Innovation Program.
CogniVue is innovating with vision, licensing its APEX Image Cognition Processor core (with a >100x performance advantage vs conventional processors) as well as higher level development tools and its APEX-CV algorithm libraries. CogniVue’s early success in automotive (e.g. licensing its technology to Freescale Semiconductor for the automotive market) was significantly influenced by its range of ADAS application demonstrations (LDW, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Detection) which show-cased the advantages of the ICP technology. In addition, CogniVue developed a complete smart backup application with patent pending object detection and monocular distance estimation: RearVue-DE. On June 20th, CogniVue’s RearVue-DE was confirmed as a “pre-qualified innovation” to be matched over the coming months with a government department for test deployment.
The RearVue-DE application is optimized to run on a small (1″ cube) backup camera designed with CogniVue’s CV2207 ICP System-on-Chip (licensed to Freescale Semiconductor for automotive as the SCP2207). This makes the RearVue-DE system (with CogniVue software and hardware) the smartest and smallest Advanced Driver Assistant System (ADAS) camera in the world.
“The acceptance of RearVue-DE as a pre-qualified innovation with BCIP further validates our capability to innovate at all layers of the ‘vision stack’,” said Tom Wilson, VP Business and Development of CogniVue. “We are pleased that the algorithmic innovations in RearVue-DE will be deployed and ultimately prevent back-over collisions and save lives.”
Over the coming months, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) and CogniVue will seek a match with a government testing department for the pre-qualified proposal’s innovation. Currently CogniVue is looking to a match with agencies such as the RCMP, Department of National Defense, and National Parks Canada, and would supply the entire RearVue-DE system (backup camera based on the CV2207 equipped with CogniVue RearVue-DE software) for extensive testing to assist for large scale deployment in cars and commercial vehicles.
Dejero Delivers News for Noticias MundoFox
LOS ANGELES—Noticias MundoFox is one of the newest Spanish-language television networks in the United States, having launched in August 2012. It’s a joint venture between Fox International Channels and RCN from Bogota, Colombia and was established to meet the increasing demand for quality Spanish content.
Budgets are always important for startup news operations, and we were no exception. We’re committed to operating cost-effectively without compromising on the quality, immediacy, or completeness of our news coverage. And as any news professional knows, the ability to cover live, breaking news from the source is a critical differentiator— but can also be a major expense—especially if the station has to maintain costly satellite and microwave vehicles.
COST SAVINGS AND PORTABILITY
Instead of purchasing trucks, we adopted a powerful and cost-effective alternative: the Dejero Live+ 20/20 Transmitter, a stateof- the-art bonded wireless newsgathering system that our news crews can carry into the heart of the story.
The portable, rugged Live+ 20/20 encodes and transmits live or prerecorded, high-quality HD or SD video using any combination of 4G or 3G cellular networks, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and even satellite links. With this lightweight equipment and a video camera, our news teams can enter difficult-to-access areas and be ready to transmit in just a few minutes without the expense or specialized crew needed to operate a satellite or microwave truck. The Live+ 20/20 also can go places that trucks can’t.
We have deployed Live+ 20/20 Transmitters at all of our news bureaus and have installed two Dejero Live+ broadcast servers at our Los Angeles headquarters. With feeds coming into the servers from the Live+ 20/20 transmitters, it’s easy for me to access the content and route it as required for live broadcasts, or archiving for later use.
In its first year, Noticias MundoFox has deployed Dejero Live+ 20/20 Transmitters to provide live coverage of some of the world’s most high-profile events, including the resignation of Pope Benedict and the subsequent election of Pope Francis as the Catholic Church’s first Latino leader, the death of Nelson Mandela, the election of President Obama to a second term, and the election of Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto.
LIVE FROM VATICAN CITY
For the papal election, we connected our Live+ 20/20 Transmitter system to a private Ethernet drop provided by Dejero and transmitted live shots from a hotel terrace with a panoramic view of the Vatican. We broadcast our full-hour newscast from the terrace for 15 days with consistent high quality supported by the bonded transmission capabilities of the Live+ 20/20 Transmitter. Satellite linkage would have been at least $6,000 a day, but we were able to transmit broadcast- quality feeds for a tiny fraction of that cost.
The versatility of using portable satellite, bonded cellular and Ethernet connections means that our lean news departments can travel to where the news is breaking. This brings a whole new level of excitement and immediacy to our newscasts that simply isn’t possible with traditional ENG trucks.
Armando Acevedo is director of operations for Noticias MundoFox and may be contacted firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, contact Dejero at 866-808-3665 or visit www.dejero.com.