Monday, February 27, 2006
2006 Software Industry Awards
2006 Software Industry Awards
Software Council of Southern California
March 8, 2006 - Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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The Software Industry Awards is celebrating its 12th year of recognizing individuals and companies that have made significant, superior contributions to Southern California's software industry. This event brings together diverse software interests and provides an outstanding opportunity for networking. Everyone involved in the software industry should plan to attend and celebrate the best Southern California has to offer. ONLY 10 TICKETS LEFT.

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Interview with Chris Lyman, CEO of Fonality
My interview this morning is with Chris Lyman, CEO of Fonality (, a firm that is developing a low cost, PC-based PBX platform. The firm recent raised a round of venture funding, so I thought I'd catch up with the company and learn more about what they're doing. Ben Kuo: Congratulations on the recent round of funding. CL: Thank you, we are thrilled to have Azure Capital invest in the company and join our board. The funding process has often been characterized as an evil tax on (More info...)

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Iomega Shuffles Executives
San Diego-based Iomega has shuffled its executive lineup, following an earlier resignation this month by its CEO. The firm said Friday that it has named Jonathan S. Huberman as Vice Chairman and CEO, and named Thomas D. Kampfer as President and COO. Huberman replaces Stephen N. David, who was the firm's interim CEO, and who will continue to serve on the company's board. David was appointed interim CEO to replace Werner T. Heid, who resigned from Iomega earlier this month. Kampfer also serves as (More info...)

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ParaSoft Upgrades Web Services Test Tool
Monrovia-based ParaSoft, a developer of software testing tools, said today that it has released an upgrade of its Web Services testing software. ParaSoft's upgraded SOAtest 4.5 software adds the ability to monitor development practices, adds better test management support, and automated testing of Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). Parasoft's SOAtest software is used for automated software test, analysis, and development of web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) code.

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Tarari Signs IP Network Firm
San Diego-based Tarari said that its has signed up Telestream, a provider of automated media encoding and delivery solutions for IP networks, to provide its hardware encoders in Telestream's high end digital media solutions. Telestream will use Tarari's Encoder Accelerator for Windows Media to offload encoding of Windows Media encoding applications. Tarari's product is PCI-X card coupled with the firm's hardware design for accelerating the encoding of media. Telestream is a provider of automatio (More info...)

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Vitesse Ships GigE PHY
Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor has unveiled two new, Gigabit Ethernet PHYs, used for connecting hardware into Gigabit Ethernet networks. The firm said that its two new products provide highly integrated, reduced power for Gigabit Ethernet networks. The company's SimpliPHY VSC8601 and VSC8641, support 600mW power consumption and are targeted for integration onto motherboards, switches, and other products by manufacturers.

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MaintenanceNet Signs Integrator
Carlsbad-based MaintenanceNet, a provider of contract management services, said today that American Digital will provide its solutions to its client base. American Digital will both use MaintenanceNet's contract management solutions for its own contracts, but also provide it to its clients. The MaintenanceNet software is a web-based application that allows clients to manage, track, and audit their service contracts.

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