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nGen VidCom LLC Announces High Speed Video Service to Nigeria through a Strategic Alliance

nGen VidCom LLC, a global leader in converged video and collaborations services, today announced a new, strategic alliance with Vision Telecommunications Technologies Nigeria, a leading telecommunications hardware and services company, to bring a high speed video collaboration gateway from Nigeria to North America.

Under the terms of this multi-year alliance, Vision Telecommunications Technologies will offer its customers GlobalMeetLive (GML), a cloud-based video collaboration solution to its new and existing customers and channel partners.

“All businesses rely upon web based collaboration to conduct business in this rapidly changing economy. “nGen’s GML solution combines collaboration, true video conferencing and large scale streaming all within a single service” said Tom Clark, CEO of nGen VidCom LLC. “Our alliance with Vision Telecommunications Technologies Nigeria will allow both firms to provide full converged video collaboration communications with no latency or loss of quality between the continents”.

GlobalMeetLive is nGen’s cloud-based converged cloud based collaboration solution that replaces existing collaboration services by combining HD Video Conferencing, web Collaboration and interactive streaming in one solution. Of strategic significance is GML’s “firewall traversal” technology that allows video communications to traverse the enterprise firewall without compromising security or adversely affecting network resources (bandwidth). GML users are able to conduct face-to-face meetings on all communications devices, desk & laptops, tablets and smart phones.

“This alliance will enable a clear connection between world financial centers in Africa, North America, Europe and Asia,” said Adesola Dada, CEO and Founder of Vision Telecommunications Technology Nigeria, LLC. “At this time our firms are pioneering advanced, cloud based video services between the two continents”.

About nGen VidCom
nGen VidCom is a leading provider of converged video communications services to both large enterprise users as well as small and medium sized businesses. GlobalMeetLive, our flagship product, combines video conferencing, web collaboration and interactive live streaming in a single product offering. Utilizing technology originally designed for the military, nGen has adapted and deployed this technology to the commercial sector on a global scale. nGen is unique in that our global video network ensures that intercontinental video communications are flawless and do not suffer latency from packet loss. With offices and data centers in New York, London, Hong Kong, Abuja, Los Angeles and Shanghai, nGen VidCom’s employees and partner’s practice our core values of quality service, innovation and customer focus.

About Vision Telecoms 
Visions Telecommunications Technologies Limited is a total engineering company providing B2B and B2C solutions for Teleconferencing, SMS Messaging, Video Conferencing, OEM Conferencing Hardware and Software for Mobile phone companies in Nigeria, Africa.

We are licensed by Nigerian Communication Commission for the Installation of Telecommunication Terminals, Major Network Installation (PABX’S) Telephone Exchangers INMARSAT, VSAT, and Trunked Radio Terminals. We are strategically located in Ikeja area of Lagos State is in close proximity Victoria Island where all the communication industries have their headquarters’ and operations office.

We are currently expanding our offices to Abuja, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Akure, Ondo, Ado, Abeokuta Osogbo, and Ilorin. Vision Telecommunication Technologies Limited installs and maintains the equipment in these countries which facilitates the communication technology advancement in the 21st century.

Contact Details: Andrew J Pickard, President & Founder, 113 Wellington Avenue, Short Hills, NJ, 07078, 973-454-3283, ndrew.Pickard@nGenVidCom.com,


PlayBase launches web store

PlayBase ® GO now available to pre-order on web-store. Playbase® partners with Zoodles™: A safe Kid Mode™ for every device.

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2011 – Karuma is pleased to announce their online web store is officially open for business and the highly anticipated PlayBase® is now available for purchase. Orders will be accepted starting Friday 18 November 2011 at 1200 hrs GMT via the PlayBase® web store, at http://www.play-base.com.

On the new web store, customers will be able to see all the product information and purchase PlayBase® exclusively from the web store – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sign up to be a PlayBase® member now to receive the latest updates on our free games, latest product news and software upgrades.

Zoodles™ – A safe kid mode for every device. Coming soon to PlayBase®.

PlayBase® is very happy to announce their partnership with Zoodles™. PlayBase® will soon come with Zoodles™ pre-installed to provide the excellent Kid Mode, which helps your kids have fun learning while keeping your PlayBase® safe.

Popular features include child-friendly interface, ad blocking, age appropriate content, games, videos, storybooks, art studio/gallery, limit violence and set time limits – making PlayBase® the must have tablet for adults and kids.

PlayBase® spreads the Christmas cheer with free 8GB Micro SD card

To celebrate the launch of the online store and the holiday season, the first 500 units of PlayBase® will come bundled with a free 8GB Micro SD card, to double the capacity. This means PlayBase® will have 16GB of storage right out of the box!

Work, play and stay in touch Extremely lightweight at just over 300g, and 9.7mm thin with metal rear housing, means PlayBase® is sleek and sturdy. Playbase® delivers on its promise to provide the user with style, functionality, ease of use and toughness to withstand multiple drops by adults and children alike. With its curved back and sides, it makes it a very comfortable tablet to hold in one hand while browsing or reading an e-book. The PlayCover® also has a flip-out kickstand that’s designed to give perfect viewing angles while watching movies at home or on the move. Playbase® is a high-specification product well-suited to mobile users for Internet browsing, checking emails, viewing media and playing games.

Karuma’s MD, Ashley Sayed, said “The reaction to PlayBase® since our initial launch has been nothing short of amazing. It proves that there are people out there who really love the PlayBase® concept. We want to give consumers a high specification portable tablet that is also tough and appeals to people of all ages.”

Some of the PlayBase® highlights include:

PlayBase® PlayCover®
PlayBase® comes with PlayCover®, a patented shock-absorbent silicone cover that wraps around the device and prevents damage from drops and protect against rain, spills, dirt, scratches and screen marks. Look out for more PlayCovers® coming your way soon in myriad colours and designs.

Introducing our free play-based game PlayCoins®

We believe learning through play develops active learning. So we have developed a series of educational games for kids to make learning fun with math, language arts, and more. Our first game, PlayCoins®, will sharpen your child’s addition skills and have fun at the same time.

PlayCoins® comes free pre-loaded on PlayBase®. Look out for free updates and more challenging levels on our website. Future game updates will include themes based on phonics, spelling, science and much more! PlayUI® is the simplified and easy user interface for PlayBase®

PlayUI®, an introduction to our simplified UI based on Android 2.3. We have refined the icons and layout of the home screen to make it easier for you to navigate. We also have given you direct access to media like video, books and music that you can enjoy within seconds of turning on PlayBase®.

We will continue to improve PlayUI® over time and more software updates will be given in the coming months. PlayBase® members will be kept up to date for all the latest news.

Access to thousands apps and games out of the box

PlayBase® will have pre-installed Soc.io and other Android markets giving access to thousands of apps and games.

Pricing & Availability
We offer FREE signed-for shipping on all orders, to ensure your PlayBase® gets delivered to you safely. PlayBase® will be priced at £173 – UK /$279 – USA / €210 – EU, and available exclusively to buy on our website www.play-base.com.

PlayBase® will be shipped early December to customers in the UK, US and EU countries.

PlayBase® Go Product specification
7″ LCD, 800 x 600 resolution display, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch display
1.2 GHz single-core processor A8 cortex with 3D GPU
Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
8GB of NAND flash + 8GB TF card with up to 32GB Micro SD card
Output: Micro USB, Earphones
Dimensions: 204mm –122m — 9.7mm
Weight: 325g
Dual Stereo speakers
Front-facing camera 0.3MP
Up to 4 hours of battery life, 60 hours on standby
One-year manufacturer warranty

About Karuma

Karuma is a multi-disciplined industrial and product development company specializing in consumer product design and development. Leveraging more than 15 years of experience, we help our customers convert their product vision into a tangible design, and finally a successful product.

PlayBase® is Karuma’s first offering and the opener for the company’s upcoming range of consumer electronic devices.

Visit PlayBase® at CES 2012 in Las Vegas 11-13 January 2012.

Press Contact

Vanessa Sayed Ashley Sayed Director of Sales and Marketing Managing Director Telephone: +65 9821 5520 Telephone: +65 9151 5057

Media Contact Details

Name: Ashley Sayed
Company Name: Karuma
Telephone Number: 6591515057
Email: ash@play-base.com