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Nokia E6 in Sri Lanka

Nokia's QWERTY and touch business smartphone, the Nokia E6, is now available in Sri Lanka.

The Nokia E6 means business. It offers the convenience of QWERTY and touch in a compact smartphone, elegantly crafted from durable glass and stainless steel, and performs with exceptional power management.

Running on the latest Symbian Anna software, the Nokia E6 brings a host of new features, including reliable and secure business connectivity, faster browsing and enhanced Ovi Maps. With less 60 mm wide, Nokia E6 fits perfectly on any hands. The Nokia E6 is a natural successor to the Nokia E71 and Nokia E72, offering improved performance and exceptionally good battery life in an elegant glass and steel design.

"The Nokia E6 is made for people who want to get things done - both in business and in their personal time," said Country Manager, Nokia EA, Abu Daud Khan. "With support for up to ten mailboxes, some fantastic pre-installed apps, and real-time updates from popular social networks, the Nokia E6 keeps the wheels turning for both soccer moms and business professionals alike." The unique feature of QWERTY keypad and touch, type has make this device distinctive than any other. Following are the key features of Nokia E6.

The combination of QWERTY and touch offers instant access to email, websites, documents, photos and videos, with the ease of using one or two hands.

The Nokia E6 comes with the latest Symbian software which delivers many usability enhancements, including a faster browser, easier text input and refreshed Ovi Maps. For business users the Nokia E6 offers direct, secure and real-time access to corporate systems through Mail for Exchange and Microsoft Communicator Mobile. It also supports intranet and extranet portals built on the Microsoft Share Point Server. Extended Microsoft support includes Mail for Exchange, with enforced encryption and certificate based authentication.

The Nokia E6 offers Microsoft business solutions, out-of-the box with direct, secure and real time access to corporate systems through Mail for Exchange and Microsoft Communicator Mobile. Microsoft has developed native application Microsoft Communicator Mobile.

Everyday, more than 1.2 billion people connect to one another with a Nokia device - from mobile phones to advanced Smartphone and high-performance mobile computers.

Sony launches new Bravia HDTV

Sony in its move to redefine the way people use television and providing endless entertainment launched new Bravia HDTV lineup including eight new 3D capable models and 14 internet connected models.

Sony and Siedles officials at the new Bravia LCD HDTV lineup launching ceremony
Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe

Sony is redefining the television category to encompass more features such as skype, twitter, facebook and You-Tube in keeping with the modern lifestyles.

The Bravia new versions of internet TVs are the best in picture quality for a complete range of entertainment, Sony South East Asia Production Manager Nimesh Udeshi said at the launching ceremony on Tuesday.

"Sony, the top most electronic brand is driven on innovation and it is reflected on the new products. The focus will be on the niche market where it is expected to have more opportunities for volume increase," he said.

According to a recent survey, 74 percent of the world internet population visits social media networking sites. There is an increasing trend in social media interaction.

Sony paid emphasis on a business strategy to redefine the way consumer use television and will continue to introduce innovative products to cater to the changing market needs, he said.

The new models drive innovation with unprecedented access to internet content, skype, 3D and striking industrial design featuring screens with latest technology.

It features 19 new models ranging in screen size from 22 inches to 60 inches delivering complete entertainment experience.

Improvements to this year's 3D models include panel drive enhancements that deliver quicker response helping to reduce cross-talk, 5.5 pull down for a more realistic cinematic movie experience built-in 3D emitters on all 3D models.

Integrated with Wi-Fi offers instant access to thousands of internet movies, videos and music from Bravia internet video. The other features of the new series include brilliant full HD, X- reality pro engine, motion-flow and rear IR inputs in 46, 55 and 65 inch screen sizes.

Symantec launches Endpoint Protection 12

Symantec Corp. yesterday announced the availability of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 as well as results from independent tests demonstrating that the product outperforms the competition in both virtual and physical environments, providing unrivaled protection and blazingly fast performance.

Symantec Software Solutions Managing Director Ajay Goel with Chief Executive Officer South Asian Technologies, Sanjaya Padmaperuma at the event. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe

According to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, attackers unleashed more than 286 million distinct malicious programs in 2010, creating a challenge for traditional signature-based security solutions that can't keep up with this volume of attacks.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 and Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition are now available to combat the sheer volume of sophisticated attacks targeting organizations of all sizes today.

These tests evaluated products in both virtual environments, particularly highly consolidated virtual desktop infrastructure ((VDI) environments, as well as physical environments.

Recent testing performed by Dennis Labs demonstrates that Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 running in a VDI environment defended against more real-world threats than comparable solutions from McAfee and Trend Micro.

In addition, The Tolly Group measured the performance of these solutions in VDI environments, determining that Symantec completes an on-demand scan in about half the time with 49 percent less disk bandwidth when compared to solutions from McAfee and Trend Micro.

In addition, Symantec Endpoint Protection required 20 percent less disk bandwidth when performing on-access scanning compared to Trend Micro's agent-less DeepSecurity solution.

In real-world security tests performed by AV-Test.org in physical environments, Symantec protected better than comparable solutions in the market.

In recent Passmark Software Performance Benchmarks, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 performed faster than competing solutions.

Ceragon appoints Sierra Global as partner

Ceragon Networks Project Manager Harviner Singh Chadha, Sierra Global Director and CEO Dr. Arosha Fernando, General Manager, Network Operations Division of Sierra Global Ajith Liyanage, Senior Account Manager of Sierra Global Gayan Rathnasiri and Sierra Global Chief Financial Officer (CFO) C. K. Karunatilaka.

The world's leading wireless backhaul specialist, Ceragon Networks has appointed Sierra Global Network as the registered partner for their installation and implementation services in Sri Lanka. "Ceragon Networks ensures that mobile and fixed-line carriers have the transmission capacity to reliably deliver the voice and premium data services that required and currently serving most of telecom operators in Sri Lanka. From telecommunications fixed operators to mobile operators, everyone is after the backhaul capacity necessary to provide the latest services, expanding into new markets and to simply meet the demands of their current networks. Ceragon solutions have been designed to eliminate bottlenecks with cost-effective, future-proof high-capacity backhaul connectivity while maintaining stellar performance" said , Ceragon Networks Project Manager Harviner Singh Chadha.

"I trust Ceragon addresses the evolving needs of telecom operators in Sri Lanka, and with Ceragon solutions they can fully leverage of the new opportunities availing in the market. We have already commenced our work in the assigned sites of installing Ceragon equipment. This partnership is strategically important to us in our business expansion process which was initiated earlier this year with a view to provide a total turn-key solutions to all of the clients by next year, 2012" Sierra Global Director and CEO Dr. Arosha Fernando said.

Certis Lanka Courier Services gets ISO 9001:2008
Certis Lanka Courier Services (Private) Limited, a leading courier company in Domestic and International Courier Services, member of Certis Lanka Group and Certis Group (Singapore) was recently awarded the certificate for quality management system of ISO 9001:2008 accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS). The management of Certis Lanka Courier Services (Private) Limited receiving the ISO 9001:2008 certificate. Picture by Vipula Amarasinghe


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