Wirelessly Syncs Rich Media, Files and PIM Data With Mobile and
Connected Devices via the Cloud
REDWOOD CITY, CA, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Funambol (http://www.funambol.com), the open source mobile cloud company, today announced its new
MediaHub software to sync rich media (e.g. pictures, video and music),
files and PIM data (e.g. contacts and calendars) across smartphones,
tablets, PCs and mobile devices via the cloud. MediaHub syncs media and
data with enterprise systems such as Outlook and file servers, mobile
devices (e.g. phones, tablets & PCs) and cloud services such as
Facebook, Flickr and Picasa. It is a white-label solution for service
providers that enables them to become a trusted vault for a customer's
digital mobile assets. Unlike clouds from Google and Facebook, MediaHub
assets are not inherently mined for marketing purposes. The software
includes core device management functions to assist cross-device
syncing. Funambol is debuting MediaHub at Mobile World Congress (booth
#1J46, Hall 1).
"MediaHub is the Swiss Army knife of cloud-based media sharing," said
Amit Chawla, Funambol CEO.
"It connects everything by syncing virtually any data across any device
via the cloud. It helps carriers reenergize customer relationships by
becoming the trusted vault for their mobile digital assets."
"As the number of mobile and connected devices multiplies, so does the
difficulty of sharing and accessing data and media across them," said
Dr. Windsor Holden, Principal Analyst, Juniper Research. "Service
providers are faced with myriad operating systems that each have native
protocols, but services such as this that are based on open source
technology can provide the 'glue' that stitches disparate devices and
The need to wirelessly connect devices is exploding, as consumers and
businesses expand their repertoire of mobile devices, from PCs/laptops
to smartphones, tablets and beyond. It is an environment that suits
using the cloud to connect devices, both to back up data and media, and
to support roving devices. MediaHub syncs the widest variety of data
across the broadest array of devices, uniquely supported by Funambol's
global mobile open source community. The software simplifies the
syncing of multiple device types e.g. sharing media on an iPhone or
BlackBerry with an Android tablet.
Funambol MediaHub is scheduled to be available in Q2, 2011.
Funambol and MediaHub are trademarks of Funambol. Other names may be the
trademarks or property of their respective owners.
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Matt Humphries or Sam Tring at Babel PR, +44(0)20-7434-5550, firstname.lastname@example.org