Wednesday, August 23

4INFO adds TV Guide listing data to SMS service

Mobile search provider 4INFO has added TV Guide data to its service. Accessible through both WAP and SMS, 4INFO covers several consumer search verticals such as sports scores, weather, flight tracking and more. USA Today's parent company, Gannett, invested in 4INFO and promotes the company in USA Today.

The new TV search feature allows users to search TV listings for specific shows, times or just see what's on. Test it out by sending a text message to 4INFO (44636) starting with the keyword TV and including your ZIP code. Example: 'tv prison break ZIP'. 4INFO will ask and then save your TV provider for future searches.

4INFO provides a list of keywords to access its different search verticals.

Tuesday, August 22

SMS cuts price of ADSL2+ modem by 25%

ADSL2+ connectivity is less expensive for service providers and end users that use modems by SMC.

LAN hardware and broadband connectivity device provider SMC Networks has introduced ADSL2+ Barricade Wireless 4-Port modem and router, a modem delivering support for ADSL2+ technology at a price that is 25 per cent lower than that of the previous model.

The ADSL2+ Barricade consists of an ADSL2/2+ modem, router, 4-port 10/100 LAN switch, 802.11g wireless access and SPI Firewall. Service providers can use the modem to transmit upstream data at up to 3.5MB. End users can use the device to optimize voice and video applications in real time. Hackers are kept away using a security system that features a NAT firewall with stateful packet inspection (SPI), intrusion detection system (IDS) and denial-of-service (DoS) modules. VPN pass-through is also provided for securely connecting to an office or corporate network.

The ADSL2+ Barricade meets all requirements set by the EU’s regulation of hazardous substances. It is available at a suggested retail price of €78, a 25 per cent reduction from the previous price of €103.