Today marks a major acquisition took place by GEE (Global Eagle Entertainment). Procuring two companies, masFlight and navAero will benchmark the airlines ability to produce seamless connected technology. As airline travelers, we expect safer, sound, and seamless entertainment. The worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry will focus on the following key feature in a big data platform:
The combination of masFlight, navAero and our satellite-based connectivity systems provide the foundation for our connected aircraft vision, helping airlines, airports and pilots make better decisions based on real-time information and analytics,” explained Dave Davis, CEO of GEE. “Our Operations Solutions platform will start with a strong portfolio of cockpit data collection and cloud-based business intelligence solutions that already serve mission critical roles at global airlines. masFlight and navAero not only offer cutting-edge technologies, but they also bring a stellar customer list and strong reputation in the aviation industry.”
masFlight provides a cloud-based business intelligence platform that processes and analyzes global aviation operations data. Pre-stocked with comprehensive global aviation data, masFlight’s big data solutions help airlines plan schedules and monitor current operations, reduce fuel burn, improve asset utilization, manage operational disruptions, and provide a better customer experience. Optimized for high-volume data processing and analytics, masFlight’s proprietary technology processes global information feeds in real-time, collecting and merging diverse streams of aviation data. masFlight delivers actionable analytics to airlines, airports, aviation suppliers and other end-users that drive business decisions and results.
navAero specializes in avionics integration and EFB solutions that capture, structure and visualize aircraft information. The company’s proprietary equipment is installed on more than 3,500 aircraft worldwide, transforms critical and non-critical aircraft data into vital information that supports pilots and operations managers. By linking navAero’s solutions to existing connectivity infrastructure, GEE Operations Solutions will increase the timeliness, depth and relevance of aircraft-specific data and enable powerful new decision support tools.
About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of in-flight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving more than 200 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company’s headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at: www.geemedia.com
Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics engulfs the future trends and hails the influencers in the gaming and entertainment world. However, the Internet of Everything benchmark and ignite vertical market applications. The cool factor for me is the always anticipated event of the year: SIGGRAPH 2015. There will be many suits there, crafting deals, showing off their wear but one company will be donning another staple fashion for the gaming and entertainment industry and that is motion capture suit. The curtain opens August 9th through the 13th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Mitting for their success, I would like to showcase a company and a professional in the field, Synertial USA and Roger Nelson. Both will be in attendance at the convention, booth 254. The aforementioned hyperlinked references are influencers in their own right; street cred is evident here. Synertial formerly known as Animazoo, pioneered its product offering 20 years ago. Unique to its technology is these particular features optinerial, kinexact and the extra sensor network.
In a parallel universe is my professional colleague, Roger Nelson whose influence and expertise strikes in a myriad of innovation. His long list of credits in entertainment, new technology is a quiet and forceful dynamic but I would be remiss if I didn’t pen one of his accomplishment which are many of; I know if you are of a certain age, you will know about Q-Zar Laser tag arenas in the US. You may have donned this gear back in the day.
All animators know that the face and hands are probably the most intricate challenge you can create for any animated feature. One of the most attractive product offering is the IGS-Gloves have provided the most accurate finger capture to date, and can be synced to optical system data, so putting 2 rigid marker sets on a pair of 12-sensor gloves was just a matter of time. Compatible with the leading systems on the market, it keeps the time served by the optical systems while triggers a start & stop and the number of frames, and then manages a stack the final data at the end of the session.
Want to see Synertial IGS-Gloves 12 sensor synch with your system? For more information about this announcement, contact the company by contacting Roger Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the company
Synertial’s head office is in Brighton, UK. It manages all the engineering & manufacturing and attributes a large part of its technology knowledge-base to collaborators outside the Synertial team. Outside our offices we manage R&D projects in North America, United Kingdom and Hungary. All Synertial motion capture systems are assembled and tested by UK qualified technicians. All inquiries can be supported by all our global offices.
About SIGGRAPH 2015
The annual SIGGRAPH conference is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. The conference also hosts the international SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the worlds’ most innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators. Juried and curated content includes outstanding achievements in time-based art, scientific visualization, visual effects, real-time graphics, and narrative shorts. SIGGRAPH 2015 will take place from 9-13 August 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Visit the SIGGRAPH 2015 website or follow SIGGRAPH on Facebook and Twitter for more detailed information.
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From the pristine Southern California city of Santa Monica, a double threat is hitting the streets. Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture), the soundtrack to The Weinstein Company motion picture of the same title will be released on July 24th at the same day the film hits theaters — via Shady Records/Interscope Records. Eminem serves as Executive Producer of the album, which includes two tracks from the multi-platinum rapper: the first single, “Phenomenal,” and “Kings Never Die,” featuring Gwen Stefani. Eminem also appears on two songs from his side project with Royce Da 5’9″, Bad Meets Evil. In addition, the soundtrack includes music from 50 Cent, The Weeknd, Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, Slaughterhouse and more. In addition, the soundtrack includes two arrangements from the late James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer (Titanic, Avatar) who scored the film and tragically passed away earlier this week. The complete track-listing for the soundtrack is below.
The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield), is the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world (played by Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal). Hope seemingly has it all, with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle. When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits bottom, and turns to an unlikely savior at a local gym, Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick’s guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.
Check out the Southpaw trailer HERE
Check out the Beats by Dr. Dre spot featuring “Phenomenal” HERE
The track-listing for Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) is as follows:
“Cry For Help (Part 1)” — James Horner
“Kings Never Die” — Eminem feat. Gwen Stefani
“Beast (Southpaw Remix)” — Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard feat. Busta Rhymes, KXNG Crooked & Tech N9ne
“This Corner” — Denaun
“What About The Rest Of Us” — Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ feat. Rico Love
“Raw” — Bad Meets Evil
“R.N.S.” — “Slaughterhouse”
“Wicked Games” — The Weeknd
“All I Think About” — Bad Meets Evil
“Mode” — Prhyme feat. Logic
“Notorious Thugs” — The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bone Thugs N Harmony
“Phenomenal” — Eminem
“Cry For Help (Part 2)” — James Horner
Open mobilemedia will be talking to traditional banks are going to do in the future. The 2015 Mobile Banking and Payments USA Conference asked over 100 banks several questions. The topic at hand was future trends and what we could expect from our banks and our consumer products. The big take here was one word: mobile innovation. It is predicted that nearly 40% of this institutions will have one priority, followed by security, omni-channel integration, branch reinvention and big data management with analysis.
The financial institutions who participated said that the biggest challenge is technical innovation and their least concern is data loss prevention. I find the latter comment is concerning but my revelation in studying this report is that they remark that regulatory change, risk management, customer retention had close numbers, all in the high teens. Technology innovation had a double figure which rests at 42.3%.
What buzzword will you here if your client is in banking industry? Tokenisation garnered high numbers which is applied to data security, it is the process of substituting a sensitive data element with a non-sensitive equivalent, referred to as a token that has no extrinsic or exploitable meaning or value. It will allow the payment industry stakeholders when developing, evaluating, or implementing a tokenization solution, including how tokenization may impact Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) scope. This document provides supplemental guidance on the use of tokenization and does not replace or supersede PCI DSS requirements.
With that in mind, the topic of mobile continues to be the leader while telephone representation or branch is seen in the rear view mirror. It is iffy that wearables be the future, it won’t. The bankers agree it is going to be a wait and see opportunity. The IOS and Android will be the main foundation for all innovative solutions while Microsoft is “not so much”.
Other standouts in the report gave me a pause for possibilities. Fin tech startups are the leading threat to traditional banks. Followed by large tech companies and oddly enough shadow banks. Not sure what other is. Countries maybe. A second eye glaring number is that only 25% of banks will budget for mobile, they will spend 53.6% of their operating expense.
This is a report you should keep in your hip pocket because you never know when it will come in handy.
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I have many friends across my social networks and I wanted to reprint this article today. This Silicon Valley executive, Marc Canter gives us great insight on his journey through the road of success with startup companies and everything tech. Being one of the inner circle of the digital frontier, founder of Macromedia, Marc take is relevant for any entrepreneur. I would be remiss is I have a great memory of myself being a young digital designer meeting this professional in a educational tour of what was to become. This relevant peer professional is back in the Bay Area and we will see his Midas touch to his new venture, Interface.
Thomas Husson and Julie A. Ask with Luca S. Paderni, Carrie Johnson, Ryan Skinner, Jennifer Wise, Fatemeh Khatibloo, Denee Carrington, Laura Naparstek, and Kasia Madej published a white paper exploring the mind shift of marketers and brand campaign deployment. The striking prediction the group saw an alarming common thread in the media marketing mix: We will see in this year that brands who under-invest in mobile channel will not achieve their expectations in a ROI analytics. A more important point is that brand who engage in the mobile experience will thrive.
The Forrester Team gave us pertinent insights on the marketing intellect behind brands campaigns that drive the mobile experience and those marketing teams who are shortsighted in their marketing plans. The latter group see the mobile experience for consumer as another channel instead of driving catalyst for the marketing media mix.
Forrester forecasts that 42% of the total population globally will own a smartphone by the end of 2015. Forrester also believes that in 2015, the gap will increase between marketing leaders who re-engineer their businesses to deliver valuable mobile moments and the majority of marketing executives, who will continue to take a myopic approach by considering mobile as just another digital channel.
Will there be a shift from mobile apps? The researchers says yes. The focus for market professionals will be first-party data; privacy; analytics; brand experiences; and the broader digital business transformation underway and the role mobile will play in it.
Forrester’s Q2 2014 Global Mobile Executive Online Survey received 414 complete or partial responses from professionals from our ongoing Marketing and Strategy Research Panel. The panel consists of volunteers who join on the basis of interest and familiarity with specific marketing and strategy topics. For quality assurance, panelists are required to provide contact information and answer basic questions about their firms’ revenue and budgets. Forrester fielded the survey in April and May 2014. Respondent incentives included a summary of the survey results. Exact sample sizes are provided in this report on a question-by-question basis. Panels are not guaranteed to be representative of the population. Unless otherwise noted, statistical data is intended to be used for descriptive and not inferential purposes.
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 Source: Forrester Research World Mobile And Smartphone Adoption Forecast, 2014 To 2019 (Global)