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Altran’s Media EXP Suite Receives 2009 4GWE Product of the Year Award

Palo Alto, Calif., January 14, 2010 – Altran,a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, announced today that its Media EXP Suite has received a 2009 4GWE Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) and Crossfire Media.

Media EXP is a pre-integrated and pre-optimized multimedia software suite that enables next-generation 4G networks and devices through its portfolio of rich multimedia components (including HD Video CODECs) and by its comprehensive suite of applications. Media EXP technology has enabled many of the industry’s first handsets with High-Definition (HD) Video at 720p, running at 30 frames per second.

Media EXP’s pre-packaged software framework reduces development costs and complexity for vendors manufacturing a variety of consumer electronic devices. Altran’s multimedia software is available for most hardware platforms and supports leading operating systems such as Android™, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Linux and Nucleus. The framework has been used to develop applications for a broad range of mobile phone platforms.  Today, 8 of the top 10 handset manufactures are Altran customers, and over 400 million devices have been shipped using Altran software.

“It is an honor to be recognized by TMC and Crossfire Media for the work we are doing related to enhancing the mobile experience,” said Keith Higgins, vice president of worldwide marketing at Aricent(Aricent is now Altran) . “We’ve had the privilege of co-creating, together with our customers, some of the most innovative mobile subscriber experiences in the world, and we look forward to being a part of the next generation of connected consumer devices.”

“On behalf of Crossfire Media I extend congratulations to Altran for their advancement of 4G technologies. The entire wireless industry looks forward to more innovative solutions from them in the future,” said Carl Ford, founder and community developer, Crossfire Media.

“4GWE is pleased to grant a 2009 Product of the Year Award to Altran for their LTE software suite and framework. Altran has proven they are committed to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.  “We’re proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the 4G industry.”

The 1st Annual 4GWE Product of the Year Award winners will be featured on the 4GWE Web site and published in its e-newsletter in December 2009 issue.

For more information about the 2009 4GWE Product of the Year Awards or any of the TMC media properties, please visit

About Altran

Altran (formerly Aricent) is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers for what comes next in North America and beyond. We lead our clients into the future by solving their most complex engineering services needs and mission critical software framework solutions. For decades, we have helped companies connect new things and scale with intention. We bring differentiated value to market faster in focused industries to help transform products, brands, companies and start-ups. Based in San Francisco, frog, the global leader in innovation and product design, is also part of Altran.

About 4GWE

The 4GWE Web site, launched in July 2008, contains feature articles, blogs, and industry news about WiMAX, LTE and Wireless backhaul technologies and developments.  The site is committed to assisting professionals in developing and transitioning to 4G wireless networks. In addition to news and blogs, the 4G Wireless Evolution site has podcasts, Webinars, videos, and white papers.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online.  TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines.  TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends.  TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites.

In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO (ITEXPO); 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digium); and Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). For more information about TMC, visit

TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites:,, M2M,, Smart Products Ecosystem,,,,,, and

For more information about TMC, visit

Altran North America is a trademark of Altran in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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