Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) January 13, 2009
LiveCast debuted its LiveCast Pro as a best-in-class application during demonstrations hosted by Sierra Wireless at its Richmond, B.C. facility for the five winners of the Wavefront-Sierra Wireless Developer program.
During a competitive six-month process LiveCast worked with the developer program manager to benefit from the training, testing and advisory services provided by Wavefront in Vancouver, and the PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems provided by Sierra Wireless, to advance its application development.
"We'd like to put the same LiveCast Pro solution that major news organizations use on a daily basis to go "live to air" and live to the Web, into the hands of entertainers, sports teams, municipalities and many other consumer and enterprise users," says William Mutual, CEO, LiveCast. "This award and co-marketing support from a leading global corporation such as Sierra Wireless provides us the credibility and increased exposure to dramatically further our sales and marketing objectives."
"Our mission is to accelerate commercialization for wireless and new media developers and this joint development program was a great opportunity to showcase the tremendous innovation within the market," explained James Maynard, President of Wavefront. "Through this partnership, we've been able to bring forward five exciting new applications, including Livecast Pro for Sierra Wireless."
LiveCast Pro enables anyone to instantly stream live video with GPS tracking. This application is designed for a wide range of consumer and commercial uses, and will be an exciting complement to Sierra Wireless products.
The Sierra Wireless - Wavefront Developer Program was established to find best-in-class enterprise or consumer applications that take advantage of the mobile broadband and GPS capabilities built into Sierra Wireless PC cards, ExpressCards, and USB modems. All finalists were provided with a Sierra Wireless mobile broadband adapter and a software development kit, as well as support from Sierra Wireless and Wavefront to assist in building their applications. Winners are provided with co-marketing support from Sierra Wireless, including the opportunity to demonstrate their applications within the Sierra Wireless booths at upcoming Mobile World Congress and CTIA trade shows and to have their applications presented to Sierra Wireless's network operator customers. For more information, visit http://www.wavefrontac.com/swzone.
LiveCast (formerly ComVu) offers a complete solution for creating and distributing the highest quality live video experience in a mobile environment. Pioneering the concept of DIY broadcasting using a cell phone as early as 2005, LiveCast enables anyone with a compatible mobile device (over 300 models supported by Symbian S60, Windows Mobile and Linux), PC or Macintosh to stream live video straight to the web. LiveCast offers an on-the-go solution for broadcasting social events, entertainment, amateur sports, breaking news and emergencies in the field. LiveCast is offered direct to consumers and as an ASP service or licensed solution to media companies, enterprises and government organizations. For more information please visit: http://www.livecast.com.
Wavefront is the community-based commercialization center for B.C.'s 1,000 wireless and new media development companies generating more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and devices by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, mobile industry advisory services and testing and accreditation services that facilitate commercial engagement with mobile network operators and enterprise companies around the world. For more information on Wavefront, visit http://www.wavefrontac.com.
About Sierra Wireless:
Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR - TSX: SW) modems and software connect people and systems to mobile broadband networks around the world. The Company offers a diverse product portfolio addressing enterprise, consumer, original equipment manufacturer, specialized vertical industry, and machine-to-machine markets, and provides professional services to customers requiring expertise in wireless design, integration, and carrier certification. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit http://www.sierrawireless.com.