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RealNetworks Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

- Rob Glaser named as permanent CEO;

SEATTLE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), a leader in personal digital entertainment, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

For the second quarter of 2014, revenue was $40.8 million, compared to $45.7 million in the previous quarter and $49.9 million in the second quarter of 2013.

"In the second quarter of 2014, we continued to make good progress in our transition into a being a multi-device, cloud-based products and services company," said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO of RealNetworks. "Of particular note is RealPlayer Cloud's rapid growth -- RealPlayer Cloud now has over 5 million users worldwide, up from over 2 million three months ago, and, in aggregate, our users are now uploading over 4.5 terabytes of video per day." RealPlayer Cloud is Real's next generation video product and service, which makes it easy to watch, save and share video across every type of popular digital device.

"During the second quarter, we brought in Mike Mulica to lead the integration of our worldwide sales efforts across our RealPlayer and Mobile Entertainment divisions in order to strengthen our focus on partnerships with global carriers.  We also redeployed Max Pellegrini to run the combined product teams and all associated direct-to-consumer marketing.  On the games front, we also strengthened our senior team by bringing in Atul Bali to run our overall Games business and by bringing back Rutger Peters and Erik Goossens, the co-founders of Zylom which we acquired in 2006, to run the Casual Games part of the business.   We also just announced our new Slingo Adventure game, the first fruit of our Slingo acquisition a year ago.  Finally, we also continue to be encouraged by the progress being made by Rhapsody (of which we own approximately 45%), which announced yesterday that it now has over 2 million subscribers."

The company also announced today that Rob Glaser has been named permanent CEO of RealNetworks. See announcement at http://www.realnetworks.com/press/releases/2014/Glaser-permanent-CEO.aspx.    

"While our transition plan will take time to complete and will require more capital than originally anticipated,  I'm very confident that we are on the right track and making progress that is setting us up for a return to long-term growth and profitability," said Glaser.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $(21.0) million or $(0.59) per diluted share, compared to $(18.5) million or $(0.52) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2014 was a loss of $(13.1) million, compared to $(5.8) million for the second quarter of 2013. A reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

As of June 30, 2014, the company had $195.0 million in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared to $226.2 million as of December 31, 2013.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2014, RealNetworks expects total revenue in the range of $33.0 million to $36.0 million. We expect adjusted EBITDA for the quarter to be a loss in the range of $(18.0) million to $(20.0) million.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call today to review results and discuss the company's performance at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT by calling 888-790-3440 or +1-517-308-9350 (Passcode: Second Quarter Earnings). A live webcast of the call will be available at http://investor.realnetworks.com and an on-demand webcast will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the conference call. A telephonic replay will be available until 9 p.m. PT, August 20, 2014 by calling 888-566-0046 or +1-203-369-3677 (Passcode: 6895485)

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About RealNetworks

RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/about-us.

RealNetworks, RealPlayer and GameHouse are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement RealNetworks' consolidated financial information presented in accordance with GAAP in this press release, the company also discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA by reportable segment, which management believes provide investors with useful information.

In the financial tables of our earnings press release, RealNetworks has included reconciliations of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA and to adjusted EBITDA by reportable segment.

The rationale for management's use of non-GAAP measures is included in the supplementary materials presented with the earnings materials. Please refer to Exhibit 99.2 ("Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures") to the company's report on Form 8-K, which is being submitted today to the SEC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to RealNetworks' current expectations regarding future revenue and adjusted EBITDA, our future growth, profitability, strategic focus and initiatives. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements. These statements reflect RealNetworks' expectations as of today, and actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted include: risks associated with the implementation of RealNetworks' growth plan, strategic initiatives, and restructuring efforts; its ability to successfully introduce and monetize new products and services; competitive risks, including the growth of competing technologies, products and services, and the emergence of new entrants and competition in the market; the potential outcomes and effects of claims and legal proceedings on RealNetworks' business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations; risks associated with key customer or strategic relationships, business acquisitions and the introduction of new products and services; changes in consumer and advertising spending in response to disruptions in the global financial markets; fluctuations in foreign currencies; and changes in RealNetworks' effective tax rate. More information about potential risk factors that could affect RealNetworks' business and financial results is included in RealNetworks' annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent year ended December 31, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in other reports and documents filed by RealNetworks from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The preparation of RealNetworks' financial statements and forward-looking financial guidance requires the company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, and revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which are in effect as of their respective dates.

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)























Quarters Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,








2014


2013


2014


2013




(in thousands, except per share data)











Net revenue



$

40,825



$

49,850



$

86,549



$

106,643












Cost of revenue



20,786



19,519



39,572



40,025












Extinguishment of liability







(10,580)














      Gross profit



20,039



30,331



57,557



66,618












Operating expenses:










   Research and development



13,267



14,993



27,326



30,244


   Sales and marketing



16,016



19,269



37,739



40,403


   General and administrative



8,577



8,691



17,894



18,637


   Restructuring and other charges



541



816



1,757



2,198


   Lease exit and related charges



470



3,066



549



3,066


      Total operating expenses



38,871



46,835



85,265



94,548












Operating income (loss)



(18,832)



(16,504)



(27,708)



(27,930)












Other income (expenses):










   Interest income, net



180



179



316



826


   Gain (loss) on sale of available for sale securities, net







2,371




   Equity in net loss of Rhapsody investment



(1,802)



(1,347)



(2,640)



(3,580)


   Other income (expense), net



(95)



(137)



(172)



(28)












      Total other income (expense), net



(1,717)



(1,305)



(125)



(2,782)












Income (loss) before income taxes



(20,549)



(17,809)



(27,833)



(30,712)


Income tax expense (benefit)



480



662



966



(567)












Net income (loss)



$

(21,029)



$

(18,471)



$

(28,799)



$

(30,145)












Basic net income (loss) per share



$

(0.59)



$

(0.52)



$

(0.80)



$

(0.85)


Diluted net income (loss) per share



$

(0.59)



$

(0.52)



$

(0.80)



$

(0.85)












Shares used to compute basic net income (loss) per share



35,890



35,455



35,865



35,399


Shares used to compute diluted net income (loss) per share



35,890



35,455



35,865



35,399






















 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)










June 30,
2014


December 31,
2013


(in thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

124,450



$

151,235


Short-term investments

70,583



74,920


Trade accounts receivable, net

21,580



24,613


Deferred costs, current portion

992



1,601


Deferred tax assets, current

311



306


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

9,910



9,124


   Total current assets

227,826



261,799






Equipment, software, and leasehold improvements, at cost:




Equipment and software

86,755



86,721


Leasehold improvements

3,915



3,482


  Total equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

90,670



90,203


Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

70,212



67,031


  Net equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

20,458



23,172






Restricted cash equivalents and investments

3,000



3,000


Equity method investment

10,000



12,473


Available for sale securities

3,182



7,181


Other assets

3,073



2,332


Deferred costs, non-current portion

1,062



946


Deferred tax assets, net, non-current portion

1,405



1,409


Other intangible assets, net

11,928



12,993


Goodwill

18,005



17,476






  Total assets

$

299,939



$

342,781






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

20,363



$

19,987


Accrued and other current liabilities

26,874



41,893


Deferred tax liabilities, net, current portion

911



899


Deferred revenue, current portion

7,835



7,498


  Total current liabilities

55,983



70,277






Deferred revenue, non-current portion

145



166


Deferred rent

1,269



1,318


Deferred tax liabilities, net, non-current portion

1,725



1,556


Other long-term liabilities

607



483






  Total liabilities

59,729



73,800










Shareholders' equity

240,210



268,981






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

299,939



$

342,781


 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended
June 30,


2014


2013


(in thousands)


Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$

(28,799)



$

(30,145)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

6,145



9,874


Stock-based compensation

3,010



4,058


Equity in net loss of Rhapsody

2,640



3,580


Deferred income taxes, net

10



(1,668)


Gain on sale of available for sale securities

(2,371)




Realized translation gain

(48)



(35)


Extinguishment of liability

(10,580)




Other



51


Net change in certain operating assets and liabilities

(785)



1,400


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(30,778)



(12,885)


Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchases of equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

(1,689)



(3,181)


Proceeds from sale of available for sale securities

2,754




Purchases of short-term investments

(48,326)



(70,647)


Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

52,663



71,327


Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(733)



(16,107)


Other

(467)




  Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

4,202



(18,608)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock (stock options and stock purchase plan)

580



392


Tax payments from shares withheld upon vesting of restricted stock

(307)



(800)


Payment of contingent consideration

(696)



(828)


  Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(423)



(1,236)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

214



(1,259)


  Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(26,785)



(33,988)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

151,235



163,198


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

124,450



$

129,210


 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited)




























2014


2013


Q2


Q1


Q4


Q3


Q2


Q1


(in thousands)

Net Revenue by Line of Business












RealPlayer Group (A)

$

8,556



$

15,215



$

16,799



$

17,641



$

18,383



$

22,383


Mobile Entertainment (B)

23,182



19,913



22,146



19,948



18,592



20,495


Games (C)

9,087



10,596



11,650



11,369



12,875



13,915


      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Product












RealPlayer Group












- License (D)

$

3,273



$

5,018



$

7,128



$

7,281



$

6,766



$

8,332


- Subscriptions (E)

2,569



2,777



3,118



3,615



4,193



4,924


- Media Properties (F)

2,714



7,420



6,553



6,745



7,424



9,127














Mobile Entertainment












- SaaS (G)

20,175



18,463



20,406



18,156



17,002



18,674


- Technology License & Other (H)

3,007



1,450



1,740



1,792



1,590



1,821














Games












- License (I)

3,399



3,849



3,511



3,421



4,089



5,249


- Subscriptions (J)

4,440



5,241



5,688



5,733



5,980



6,312


- Media Properties (K)

1,248



1,506



2,451



2,215



2,806



2,354














      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Geography












United States

$

15,092



$

20,428



$

19,724



$

21,039



$

21,463



$

28,024


Rest of world

25,733



25,296



30,871



27,919



28,387



28,769


      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Line of Business

(A) The RealPlayer Group primarily includes revenue from RealPlayer and related products, such as the distribution of third-party software products, advertising on RealPlayer websites, and sales of RealPlayer Plus software licenses to consumers, sales of intellectual property licenses, and consumer subscriptions such as SuperPass and our recently launched RealPlayer Cloud service.

(B) The Mobile Entertainment division primarily includes revenue from SaaS services, system integration, and professional services to mobile carriers, and sales of technology licenses of our software products such as Helix.

(C) The Games division primarily includes revenue from sales of games licenses, online games subscription services, advertising on games sites and social network sites, microtransactions from online and social games, and sales of mobile games.

Net Revenue by Product

(D) Licensing revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes sales of RealPlayer Plus software licenses to consumers and sales of intellectual property licenses.

(E) Subscriptions revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes revenue from subscriptions such as SuperPass and our recently launched RealPlayer Cloud service.

(F) Media Properties revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes distribution of third-party software products and advertising on RealPlayer websites.

(G) SaaS revenue within Mobile Entertainment includes revenue from music on demand, ringback tones, intercarrier messaging services provided to network services providers who are largely mobile phone networks, and our recently launched LISTEN product.

(H) Licensing and other revenue within Mobile Entertainment includes revenue from Helix-related products and professional services provided to mobile carriers.

(I) Licensing revenue within Games includes retail games-related revenue, microtransactions from online and social games and sales of mobile games.

(J) Subscriptions revenue within Games includes revenue from online games subscriptions.

(K) Media Properties revenue within Games includes distribution of third-party software products and advertising on games sites and social network sites.

 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Segment Results of Operations

(Unaudited)





2014


2013


2014


2013



Q2


Q1


Q2


YTD


YTD


(in thousands)

RealPlayer Group






















Net revenue


$

8,556



$

15,215



$

18,383



$

23,771



$

40,766


Cost of revenue


3,620



3,518



4,409



7,138



9,720


Gross profit


4,936



11,697



13,974



16,633



31,046













   Gross margin


58%



77%



76%



70%



76%













Operating expenses


12,489



17,787



14,001



30,276



30,207


Operating income (loss)


$

(7,553)



$

(6,090)



$

(27)



$

(13,643)



$

839













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,893)



$

(5,491)



$

470



$

(12,384)



$

1,801













Mobile Entertainment






















Net revenue


$

23,182



$

19,913



$

18,592



$

43,095



$

39,087


Cost of revenue


14,298



11,950



11,170



26,248



22,002


Gross profit


8,884



7,963



7,422



16,847



17,085













   Gross margin


38%



40%



40%



39%



44%













Operating expenses


9,424



9,616



8,412



19,040



17,523


Operating income (loss)


$

(540)



$

(1,653)



$

(990)



$

(2,193)



$

(438)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

808



$

(339)



$

694



$

469



$

4,076













Games






















Net revenue


$

9,087



$

10,596



$

12,875



$

19,683



$

26,790


Cost of revenue


2,717



3,129



3,381



5,846



7,181


Gross profit


6,370



7,467



9,494



13,837



19,609













   Gross margin


70%



70%



74%



70%



73%













Operating expenses


8,769



9,766



11,755



18,535



23,607


Operating income (loss)


$

(2,399)



$

(2,299)



$

(2,261)



$

(4,698)



$

(3,998)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(1,798)



$

(1,674)



$

(1,315)



$

(3,472)



$

(2,469)













Corporate






















Net revenue


$



$



$



$



$


Cost of revenue


151



189



559



340



1,122


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




Gross profit


(151)



10,391



(559)



10,240



(1,122)













   Gross margin


N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A













Operating expenses


8,189



9,225



12,667



17,414



23,211


Operating income (loss)


$

(8,340)



$

1,166



$

(13,226)



$

(7,174)



$

(24,333)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(5,198)



$

(6,414)



$

(5,602)



$

(11,612)



$

(12,170)













Total






















Net revenue


$

40,825



$

45,724



$

49,850



$

86,549



$

106,643


Cost of revenue


20,786



18,786



19,519



39,572



40,025


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




Gross profit


20,039



37,518



30,331



57,557



66,618













   Gross margin


49%



82%



61%



67%



62%













Operating expenses


38,871



46,394



46,835



85,265



94,548


Operating income (loss)


$

(18,832)



$

(8,876)



$

(16,504)



$

(27,708)



$

(27,930)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(13,081)



$

(13,918)



$

(5,753)



$

(26,999)



$

(8,762)




RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment

(Unaudited)
























2014


2013


2014


2013



Q2


Q1


Q2


YTD


YTD



(in thousands)

RealPlayer Group






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(7,553)



$

(6,090)



$

(27)



$

(13,643)



$

839


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


125



60



62



185



129


Depreciation and amortization


535



539



435



1,074



833


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,893)



$

(5,491)



$

470



$

(12,384)



$

1,801













Mobile Entertainment






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(540)



$

(1,653)



$

(990)



$

(2,193)



$

(438)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


628



607



638



1,235



1,451


Depreciation and amortization


720



707



1,046



1,427



3,063


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

808



$

(339)



$

694



$

469



$

4,076













Games






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(2,399)



$

(2,299)



$

(2,261)



$

(4,698)



$

(3,998)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


314



314



230



628



251


Depreciation and amortization


287



311



716



598



1,278


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(1,798)



$

(1,674)



$

(1,315)



$

(3,472)



$

(2,469)













Corporate






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(8,340)



$

1,166



$

(13,226)



$

(7,174)



$

(24,333)


Other income (expense), net


(95)



(77)



(137)



(172)



(28)


Depreciation and amortization


553



445



1,859



998



2,869


Lease exit and related charges


470



79



3,066



549



3,066


Restructuring and other charges


541



1,216



816



1,757



2,198


Stock-based compensation


1,673



1,337



2,020



3,010



4,058


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(5,198)



$

(6,414)



$

(5,602)



$

(11,612)



$

(12,170)













Total






















Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(18,832)



$

(8,876)



$

(16,504)



$

(27,708)



$

(27,930)


Other income (expense), net


(95)



(77)



(137)



(172)



(28)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


1,067



981



930



2,048



1,831


Depreciation and amortization


2,095



2,002



4,056



4,097



8,043


Lease exit and related charges


470



79



3,066



549



3,066


Restructuring and other charges


541



1,216



816



1,757



2,198


Stock-based compensation


1,673



1,337



2,020



3,010



4,058


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(13,081)



$

(13,918)



$

(5,753)



$

(26,999)



$

(8,762)


 

 

SOURCE RealNetworks, Inc.

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All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
Noted IoT expert and researcher Joseph di Paolantonio (pictured below) has joined the @ThingsExpo faculty. Joseph, who describes himself as an “Independent Thinker” from DataArchon, will speak on the topic of “Smart Grids & Managing Big Utilities.” Over his career, Joseph di Paolantonio has worked in the energy, renewables, aerospace, telecommunications, and information technology industries. His expertise is in data analysis, system engineering, Bayesian statistics, data warehouses, business intelligence, data mining, predictive methods, and very large databases (VLDB). Prior to DataArchon, he served as a VP and Principal Analyst with Constellation Group. He is a member of the Boulder (Colo.) Brain Trust, an organization with a mission “to benefit the Business Intelligence and data management industry by providing pro bono exchange of information between vendors and independent analysts on new trends and technologies and to provide vendors with constructive feedback on their of...
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There will be 50 billion Internet connected devices by 2020. Today, every manufacturer has a propriety protocol and an app. How do we securely integrate these "things" into our lives and businesses in a way that we can easily control and manage? Even better, how do we integrate these "things" so that they control and manage each other so our lives become more convenient or our businesses become more profitable and/or safe? We have heard that the best interface is no interface. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Co-Founder & CTO at Octoblu, Inc., will discuss how these devices generate enough data to learn our behaviors and simplify/improve our lives. What if we could connect everything to everything? I'm not only talking about connecting things to things but also systems, cloud services, and people. Add in a little machine learning and artificial intelligence and now we have something interesting...
Last week, while in San Francisco, I used the Uber app and service four times. All four experiences were great, although one of the drivers stopped for 30 seconds and then left as I was walking up to the car. He must have realized I was a blogger. None the less, the next car was just a minute away and I suffered no pain. In this article, my colleague, Ved Sen, Global Head, Advisory Services Social, Mobile and Sensors at Cognizant shares his experiences and insights.
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
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Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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