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An aspect of the present invention is a preparation of a magnesium halide support for using as a composition of a catalyst in an olefin polymerization, wherein the magnesium halide support is a solid substance prepared by an aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant, preferably is ethoxylated aliphatic alcohol. Another aspect of the present invention is a method for the preparation of the magnesium halide support for using as the composition of the catalyst in the olefin polymerization comprising the following steps: (a) adding a magnesium halide compound into an organic solvent, and heating; (b) cooling down the mixture from (a) rapidly to the room temperature or lower in the inert organic solvent and the aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant; and (c) washing the magnesium halide with the anhydrous inert organic solvent, and drying, wherein the aliphatic alcohol non-ionic surfactant is ethoxylated aliphatic alcohol.


News Article | July 13, 2015
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Mexico waited 77 years to invite foreign oil producers back into its borders. That was one year too many. The move to lure tens of billions of dollars from the likes of Exxon Mobil Corp. will be put to the test for the first time at an oilfield auction on Wednesday. With oil prices down by about half since last year, five of 38 potential bidders including Glencore Plc, Noble Energy Inc. and even Mexico’s state-owned oil producer have pulled out. President Enrique Pena Nieto moved to end the state monopoly after poor drilling infrastructure and technology failed to reverse a decade-long production decline that reduced government revenue. To lure investments now, Mexico will probably get a much smaller share of profits than it would have a year ago. “They shaped expectations at a $100-per-barrel market and we are way off that now,” Wilbur Matthews, chief executive officer of San Antonio-based Vaquero Global Investment, which oversees more than $100 million of assets including oil-producer bonds, said by phone July 10. West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark U.S. crude, rose $1.09 to $53.29 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange at 1:16 p.m. New York time on Tuesday. Mexico’s Maya was at $50.92. Both grades have lost about half their value since June of 2014. The meltdown has led producers to cut more than 100,000 jobs globally and reduce spending by at least $100 billion. This means that Mexico will have to compete for limited global investments with rival producing countries such as Brazil and Colombia, which opened their oil industries years earlier, said David Enriquez, a Mexico-city based partner at energy consultant Goodrich Riquelme & Asociados AC. “The cost of the uncertainty for new companies entering an unknown environment should be discounted,” he said in an interview at his office on July 6. “Mexico is the new kid on the block.” In the first attempt to bring foreign producers back into the country since the industry’s nationalization in 1938, Mexico will offer exploration rights to 14 shallow-water blocks to bidders including Exxon and France’s Total SA. The day of the auction, the government will disclose the minimum percentage of profits it will keep on each contract. The producers who offer the government the highest returns win. “We have estimated that receiving bids on 30 to 50 percent of the 14 fields would be a very acceptable range,” Energy Minister Pedro Joaquin Coldwell said Monday in Mexico City. The government will probably request a take of less than 50 percent on the contracts, Tim Samples, a law professor and Mexican-energy analyst at the University of Georgia in Athens, said by phone. The first blocks being auctioned are estimated to contain a combined production capacity of as much as 80,000 barrels a day, according to Mexico’s energy ministry. Mexico was displaced last year by Brazil as Latin America’s largest crude producer, with output of 2.8 million barrels a day of oil and other liquids, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data. Mexico’s national oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, withdrew from the race a week before the auction to conserve cash and focus on bringing in partners for its existing operations. Pemex’s oil production has fallen by more than 1 million barrels a day over the past decade. Other interested parties such as Glencore, Noble, PTT Exploration & Production PCL and Ecopetrol SA also pulled out, without saying why. Spokesmen at Baar, Switzerland-based Glencore and Bangkok-based PTT Exploration & Production chose not to comment on the reasons for abandoning the bid round, while Bogota-based Ecopetrol didn’t reply to an e-mail and voicemail seeking comment. Houston-based Noble Energy chose not to bid in the initial shallow-water round, though is evaluating participation in upcoming offshore blocks, Reba Reid, a company spokeswoman, said in an e-mail. Some would-be bidders were reluctant to accept Mexico’s terms, people briefed on the matter said last month. Rules require each bidding group to have one partner to act as guarantor and for that company to maintain shareholder equity -- or total assets minus liabilities -- of at least $6 billion, three people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions were private. “Nobody is going to put an aggressive bid on something when they don’t agree with certain terms of the contract,” Vaquero’s Matthews said. “It would boggle my mind if people were paying anything but rock bottom prices.” For more, read this QuickTake: Mexico’s Oil


ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Please replace the release dated July 13, 2015 with the following corrected version due to multiple revisions. Southeast Asia to See Major Expansion of Texas Chicken® In a move that marks the single largest international expansion in Texas Chicken history, the brand announced a deal to bring its restaurants to malls, inline locations, and stand-alone stores throughout Thailand. As part of the 70 planned restaurants, several are expected in 2015. The exclusive agreement with PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Thailand’s National Energy Company, will leverage PTT’s existing infrastructure throughout the region, as well as the company’s expertise with operations and the quick-service restaurant industry. “The Texas Chicken brand story has resonated in Southeast Asia for a long time,” explained Tony Moralejo, Chief Development Officer at Texas Chicken. “We are honored to be working with another great company to share Texas Chicken’s high-quality food, which customers love, throughout the region.” Such large-scale expansions are a cornerstone to the brand’s international growth strategy. In fact, one of the key criteria for international franchisees is the willingness and ability to deliver country-wide presence in a relatively quick time frame. The new Thailand deal is most definitely a benchmark example of the strategy at work. "To meet the needs of our customers and consumers, PTT is committed to developing a complete range of quality products and services through sensible, fair prices, and quality while striving for maximum customer satisfaction,” said Chavalit Punthong, PTT Plc Senior Executive Vice President, Oil Business Unit. “Texas Chicken certainly fits this description of quality cuisine brought to Thai consumers PTT as a novel experience.” “As one of the world’s leading companies, our new international franchisee is incredibly well respected within the region and ideally positioned to bring guests the Texas Chicken experience,” said Zack Kollias, Executive Vice President International Operations at Texas Chicken. “We’re looking forward to working together to create something truly special for this market.” “Already the top protein choice in Southeast Asia, chicken is positioned to keep growing in the future,” said Bill Schreiber, Vice President Worldwide Business Development at Texas Chicken. “Texas Chicken has an excellent track record of being the preferred fried chicken offering when compared to other brands.” Founded in San Antonio, TX in 1952 by George W. Church, Church’s Chicken, along with its sister brand Texas Chicken outside of the Americas, is one of the largest quick service chicken restaurant chains in the world. The brands specialize in Original and Spicy Chicken freshly prepared throughout the day in small batches that are hand-battered and double-breaded, Tender Strips®, sandwiches, honey-butter biscuits made from scratch and freshly baked, and classic, home-style sides all for a great value. Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken have more than 1,650 locations in 25 countries and global markets and system-wide sales of more than $1 billion. For more information, visit www.churchs.com. Follow Church’s® on Facebook at www.facebook.com/churchschicken and Twitter at www.twitter.com/churchschicken.


News Article | March 17, 2015
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Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk solutions, and Mutualink, specializing in real-time voice, video and data interoperability, announced today at IWCE that Mutualink’s Radio-Network Interface Controller (R-NIC) can be used with Kodiak Broadband PTT deployments to provide seamless interoperability between cellular push-to-talk (PTT) and land mobile radio (LMR) networks. Mutualink’s R-NIC integrates radios at all frequency ranges and broadcast protocols (conventional or trunked, analog or digital), as well as PTT cellular networks. Together, the Kodiak Broadband PTT solutions and Mutualink’s R-NIC enable seamless communication between LMR and PTT users by connecting any combination of analog and/or digital radios, such as P25, DMR, MOTOTRBO™, NXDN™, as well as TETRA, and 3G/4G/LTE handsets. The R-NIC also makes it possible for Kodiak PTT users to connect to the Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform (IRAPP) network, a secure IP network that connects Mutualink gateways deployed at state/local government, public safety, utilities, transportation, healthcare, schools and other organizations. Using the Mutualink Interoperability Workstation, IRAPP participants can create “on-demand patches” to provide seamless communications between different organizations whenever and wherever needed. The result is interoperable communications with sovereign control, as PTT users can choose with whom and when they share resources via the IRAPP network. “The Kodiak partnership with Mutualink provides more options for LMR users to augment their networks. The Mutualink R-NIC provides Broadband PTT users with more choices when it comes to network gateways,” said Bruce Lawler, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Kodiak. “The IRAPP network also provides choices in connectivity to the LMR networks with which Broadband PTT users can communicate.” “A push-to-talk offering is a natural progression for Mutualink in our mission to deliver innovative, affordable communications solutions to the public safety community and business enterprise users,” said Mark Hatten, CEO of Mutualink. “Partnering with Kodiak enables us to deliver seamless interoperability to PTT users wherever, whenever they need it.” About Kodiak The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, and Verizon. For more information, contact press(at)kodiakptt(dot)com. About Mutualink Mutualink, Inc. has developed an interoperable communications platform that enables community-wide multimedia sharing of radio, voice, text, video, data files and telephone communications in a secure environment. Mutualink’s system is currently deployed by hundreds of public and private entities worldwide, including homeland security and defense installations, NATO Special Operations Forces, police and fire departments, transit authorities, hospitals, schools, universities, shopping malls, casinos, and more. Mutualink is a privately-held company headquartered in Wallingford, Conn., with R&D facilities in Westford, Mass. and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, and Defense Services office near Washington, DC. For more information please visit http://www.mutualink.net.


Mobile Tornado Group PLC, leading global provider of one-to-one and one-to-many instant communication solutions for mobile operators, solution providers and large enterprises, today unveils the successful expansion of their digital suite of PTT solution for the UK emergency services industry. "Communications capacity and tools are the lifeline of emergency response efforts," said Giora Levi, General Manager of Mobile Tornado. "Our professional PTT solution was painstakingly designed by industry veterans to replace the traditional PTT communication. We've seen staggering growth in territories such as North and South America and Western Europe, showcasing our agnostic solution as a leader in the market with uninterrupted coverage and connectivity. Whether it is our rich solution including advanced PTT client, instant text messages, location, emergency alert and the market's fastest call setup time of less than 0.5 seconds, Mobile Tornado delivers the UK market with the most professional Push to Talk solution there is." The carrier grade platform can be deployed across any IP network in the world ensuring a smooth transition from WiFi to cellular networks. Mobile Tornado ensures the highest voice quality and reliability with less than 0.5 call setup time. PTT features include web-based enterprise management tools, web based dispatch console and an available SDK. Mobile Tornado enables small to medium enterprise customers, corporations, and government agencies a modern and reliable substitute for Push-to-Talk solutions based on the soon to be obsolete iDen technology and Private Mobile Radios. Increasing numbers of mobile network operators are launching iPOC service due to the rapid expansion of 3G/4G cellular infrastructure across the world. Mobile Tornado supplies the market's most agile solution that can be applied across multiple platforms over cellular and WiFi networks. Based on a patented VoIP protocol (IPRs) enabling reliable instant communication with a touch of a button, Mobile Tornado's solution is deployed by leading Tier1 carriers in more than 20 countries. Mobile Tornado (http://www.mobiletornado.com) is a leading global provider of one-to-one & one-to-many instant communication solutions for enterprise workforce management, mobile operators and first responders. Our solutions are based on our own patented VoIP protocol (IPRS™) enabling reliable instant communication with a touch of a button.


News Article | March 18, 2015
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Kodiak, a leading provider of broadband push-to-talk (PTT) solutions, announces today at IWCE software release 7.10 for its Broadband PTT solution. Feature-rich, release 7.10 delivers prioritized scanning and broadcast capabilities comparable to land mobile radio (LMR), a Web based Application Programming Interface (API) that extends PTT functionality to 3rd party applications, and FIPS 140-2 Level 1 compliance. A cornerstone of release 7.10 is a Web-API that makes it possible for 3rd party developers/integrators to add fast, easy push-to-talk voice communication to their applications. The Web-API allows Kodiak to extend Broadband PTT functionality into existing workforce management and productivity applications, increasing productivity by providing real-time voice communication, presence, and alert capabilities within existing workflows. The addition of talkgroup scanning with priority and broadcast calling to release 7.10 provides Broadband PTT users with a communications experience as easy and efficient as traditional land mobile radio (LMR) devices. Talkgroup scanning with priority allows users to create and scan a list of up to 16 talkgroups, and broadcast calling enables one-way communication to up to 500 users at one time. Release 7.10 will also include FIPS 140-2 Level 1 validation, confirming that the cryptographic module utilized by the Kodiak Broadband PTT solution meets the standards for use by U.S. government and other regulated industries that collect, store, transfer, share and disseminate sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information. FIPS140-2 compliance provides Broadband PTT user with peace of mind, making certain that their communications are secure. “Release 7.10 continues the Kodiak legacy of innovation, delivering new features that significantly enhance broadband push-to-talk communications,” said Bruce Lawler, Chief Product Officer of Kodiak. “In particular, our Web-API makes it possible for your preferred application providers to seamlessly integrate our broadband PTT functions into your existing workflows, providing a new level of efficiency and productivity for your workforce.” About Kodiak The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, and Verizon. For more information, contact press(at)kodiakptt(dot)com.


ReportsnReports.com adds Global Oleochemicals Market 2015-2019 research report that forecasts a 5.95% CAGR by value for oleochemicals to 2019 and segments the industry based on geography, application, feedstock and type. Complete report on oleochemicals market spread across 101 pages, talking about 8 companies and supported with 50 data exhibits is now available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/404578-global-oleochemicals-market-2015-2019.html . Commenting on this 2015 oleochemicals market report, the publisher says, "The end-user industries are varied when it comes to the use of oleochemicals for the production of various products. There has been a gradual shift in the end-user industries using oleochemicals and there is a likelihood of various new end-user segments switching to oleochemicals to offer products with new functionalities in terms of raw materials and the processes employed to manufacture them. The advancements in technology as well as chemistry will provide opportunities for alternative products/processes, leading to a number of new products being developed in the forecast period. This will create intense rivalry in the whole value chain of oleochemicals market as vendors will offer varied product portfolios." According to this oleochemicals market research, the usage of oleochemicals to produce fatty acid provides a viable option for using bio-based products for the personal care industry, giving a push to the global oleochemicals market. The increase in the output of the feedstock industries will result in an increase in the output of oleochemicals manufactured globally, which in turn will give rise to personal care and allied industries. Further, the report states that the major challenge is the lack of a continuous supply of feedstock for the production of oleochemicals products. Oleochemicals market companies discussed in this 2015-2019 research report include Cargill, Emery Oleochemicals, Evyap, Godrej Industries, Myriant, P&G Chemicals and PTT Global Chemical. Other prominent vendors simply mentioned in the research are Amyris, Codexis, Gevo and Wilmar International. Order a copy of Global Oleochemicals Market 2015-2019 research report at http://www.reportsnreports.com/Purchase.aspx?name=404578 . In this report, analysts cover the present scenario and growth prospects of the global oleochemicals market from 2015 to 2019. To calculate the market size, revenue generated through sales of oleochemicals products for various commercial and industrial applications have been considered. The report also throws light on the various segments of the oleochemicals market. The market is classified into different segments based on geography, application, feedstock, and type. The report, Global Oleochemicals Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. It also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. On the same topic, another research titled Oleochemicals Market by Type (Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol, Glycerin, and Others), by Application (Pharmaceutical & personal care, Food & beverages, Soaps & detergents, Polymers, and Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) - Trends and Forecasts to 2019 forecasts this market to register a CAGR of 4.20% between 2014 and 2019 to reach $25,917.57 million by 2019. Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2013 with China being the leading country. In the more saturated markets of North America and Europe, low growth is expected while the developing regions of Asia-Pacific are predicted to show high growth. APAC is projected to remain the major market by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 5.10% between 2014 and 2019.  Growth in the North American region is expected to be low because of the saturation in current market and no new applications being developed for the product. Fatty acids held the major share in the oleochemicals market by type in 2013 and the trend is projected to continue by 2019. Fatty alcohols held the second biggest market by type for the oleochemicals in 2013. The market for glycerin is projected to grow at a high rate of 5.31% between 2014 and 2019 owing to the constantly increasing application areas for the product. Partnerships & Agreements was the most preferred strategy among the major players in the oleochemicals market, globally. Asia-Pacific was the more preferred region for expansions from 2010 to 2014. More than half of the developments took place in North America for the given period. The major players are also enhancing their technological base, product portfolio, and geographical reach by acquiring other companies. Expansion was the second most preferred strategy among the key players in the oleochemicals market, globally. The key players are enhancing their product portfolio and regional reach by expanding production operations into various developing regions. Companies profiled in this oleochemicals market report include Akzonobel, Alnor Oil Co., Inc., BASF SE, Berg + Schmidt GMBH & Co. KG, Cargill Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, Emery Oleochemicals Group, Evonik Industries, Godrej Industries, Isosciences LLC, Myriant, P&G Chemicals, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, Vegetable Vitamins Food Company and Wilmar International Ltd. Many companies, offering oleochemicals, are actively trying to increase their product portfolio and regional presence to cater to different regional markets. They are primarily focused on entering the less explored markets in the developing regions. Comprehensive table of contents and more on the Oleochemicals Market by Type (Fatty Acid, Fatty Alcohol, Glycerin, and Others), by Application (Pharmaceutical & personal care, Food & beverages, Soaps & detergents, Polymers, and Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) - Trends and Forecasts to 2019 research report is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/341134-oleochemicals-market-by-type-fatty-acid-fatty-alcohol-glycerin-and-others-by-application-pharmaceutical-personal-care-food-beverages-soaps-detergents-polymers-and-others-by-region-north-america-europe-asia-pacific.html . Explore more reports on the chemicals market at http://www.reportsnreports.com/market-research/chemicals/ . About Us: ReportsnReports.com is an online market research reports library of 500,000+ in-depth studies of over 5000 micro markets. 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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xr34z6/13propanediol) has announced the addition of the "1,3-Propanediol (PDO) Market by Applications (PTT, Polyurethane, Cosmetic, Personal Care & Home Cleaning & Others) & Geography - Global Market Trends & Forecasts to 2021" report to their offering. The global 1,3-Propanediol market is estimated to reach $621.2 million by 2021 growing at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2014 Americas dominates the market both in terms of production and consumption of 1,3-PDO. DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC is the largest manufacturer of 1,3-PDO and has its plant at Loudon, Tennessee in the U.S. with a production capacity of 63,500.0 tons. Europe, Middle East & Africa is expected to grow at a highest growth rate; this can be attributed to the increasing adoption of bio-based materials in the Europe. 1,3-PDO is used in manufacture of polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), polyurethane, cosmetic, personal care and cleaning products; and others (engine coolants, deicing fluid, heat transfer fluid, unsaturated polyester resins, and others). PTT production represents the largest application in terms of volume consumed in 2013. Over 90.0% of the PDO produced is used in the manufacture of PTT fibers. There is continuous growth of application portfolio in the PDO market. PDO also finds application in food and beverages, adhesives and sealants, paints and coatings etc. The 1,3-propanediol market which is currently dominated by DuPont Tate & Lyle and is expected to witness entry of new players in the near future. There are few Chinese companies that are currently producing 1,3-PDO in insignificantly small amounts. The Asia-Pacific region is attracting new manufacturers owing to its domestic demand and low raw material and labor costs.


BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Norwegian Directorate for Emergency Communication (DNK) has chosen WAVE™ Work Group Communications from Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) to deliver enhanced connectivity, interoperability and collaboration for Nødnett, Norway’s Terrestrial Trunked Radio system (TETRA) nationwide public safety network. Motorola Solutions’ innovative WAVE technology extends the reach of land mobile radio (LMR) and offers radio-like “push-to-talk” (PTT), making it possible for teams of people, in the field or in the office, to effectively communicate and collaborate through voice and data regardless of network, carrier or device, whether deployed on-site or delivered as a service. DNK has signed a contract with Motorola Solutions for 1,000 licenses and has begun testing the technology, which can be accessed by authorized users with internet connectivity anywhere in the world. The pilot project in Norway will run for selected user groups through 2015 to evaluate use case, features, quality and security. “Deploying WAVE enables us to take the first steps towards public safety Long-Term Evolution (LTE) integration, extending the voice and data services for efficient collaboration via Nødnett.” said Tor Helge Lyngstøl, Director General DNK. “We are particularly focused on secure transmission of mission-critical voice and data, and security will be a special focus during our pilot testing.” The Norwegian TETRA system which delivers instant, resilient and secure public safety grade communications will remain the primary system for the mission critical users. WAVE’s smartphone and computer interoperability over LTE is planned as an additional service. Nødnett is being deployed across Norway by Motorola Solutions with planned completion by the end of 2015. The number of public safety and rescue professionals added to the nationwide TETRA network is growing rapidly, and the system already handles over one million calls per month. “WAVE is a comprehensive communication solution that will help extend the reach of the Nodnett network beyond the current radio system, enabling connectivity to both broadband networks and other radio systems,” said Manuel Torres, senior vice president and general manager for Europe, Africa and Latin America, Motorola Solutions. “This will increase the number of options for those users, such as support operations personnel and managers, who require interoperability but do not use a radio as their primary communications device.” Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that help public safety and commercial customers build safer cities and thriving communities. For ongoing news, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/newsroom or subscribe to a news feed. MOTOROLA, MOTO, MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC and are used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2015 Motorola Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.


News Article | March 18, 2015
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Kodiak, the leading provider of carrier-integrated broadband push-to-talk announced today that it will showcase the latest enhancements to its Broadband PTT solution in booth #249 at the 2015 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, NV, March 18 - 19. At IWCE, Kodiak will also formally introduce its new name which highlights that Kodiak is a provider of complete broadband push-to-talk solutions, including standards-based interfaces, and an ecosystem of applications, accessories, and devices, not just Networks. At IWCE, Kodiak will demonstrate a Web API to extend push-to-talk functionality to 3rd party applications; new features and components that enhance land mobile radio (LMR) integration, including a wireline IP interface to LMR dispatch consoles; as well as new purpose-built PTT accessories and devices that enhance the user experience. Visitors to the booth will see how the Kodiak Broadband PTT Web API makes it possible for 3rd party developers/integrators to add fast, easy push-to-talk voice communication to their applications. The Web API extends Broadband PTT functionality into workforce management applications, increasing productivity adding by providing real-time voice communication, presence, and alert capabilities to existing workflows. Kodiak will also showcase a new IP interface that provides enhanced interoperability between the Broadband PTT solution and LMR dispatch consoles from leading vendors. Providing a new level of LMR augmentation, the IP interface makes it possible for dispatch consoles to seamlessly communicate with Kodiak Broadband PTT users. Additionally, visitors will see the latest additions to the Kodiak ecosystem, including a new gateway for seamless communication between cellular and LMR networks, a mobile device that meets the transportation requirement for hands-free operation, as well as headsets, external speakers, and other devices that provide enhanced audio. A key part of the Kodiak ecosystem demonstrations will be a new Bluetooth remote speaker microphone with talkgroup control which allows Broadband PTT users to scroll through and select talkgroups without the need to access the PTT application on their smartphone. “The results of a recent survey show that 75% of users are supplementing their LMR communications with cellular service today,” said Bruce Lawler, Chief Product Officer of Kodiak. “Visitors to IWCE will see how the Kodiak integrated ecosystem of carriers, devices, and solution partners makes it possible for customers to unleash their LMR networks, using Broadband PTT to expand coverage and enhance interoperability.” About Kodiak The leading provider of standards-based broadband Push-to-Talk, Kodiak delivers clear, reliable, sub-second calling performance with LMR interoperability over 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G networks. The Kodiak solution allows organizations to cost-effectively scale their LMR networks, add users, extend coverage, and access broadband data capabilities. The Kodiak-powered platform supports a robust partner ecosystem including iOS, Android handsets/tablets, ruggedized devices, dispatch consoles, accessories, and enterprise productivity applications. Kodiak has the largest carrier-integrated PTT network footprint in the world, with deployments across a number of carriers in North America, Latin America, and Europe, including AT&T, Bell Canada, KPN, Telefónica, and Verizon. For more information, contact press@kodiakptt.com.

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