8th Annual ERA Summer Social @ the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 -- 8th Annual ERA Summer Social @ the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas. This annual event supports all that are involved in the electronics industry in the So. In recent years the attendance at this event has grown to more than 175 industry shakers and movers. If you are a distributor of electronic components, a Mfr's Rep or just work in the OEM or EMS community then you are INVITED to join us for this great evening of networking and catching up with old friends!

Lynda.com Gets Award For Job Creation

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Lynda.com now has operations in Carpinteria and Calabasas, and according to the firm's web site has over 400 employees in total. lynda instructoin jobs employment ventura carpinteria calabasas

Spotlight Sees Growth At New HQ

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Spotlight , the venture backed provider of software-as-a-service for managing sports and entertainment tickets, said this week that it has moved from Woodland Hills to Calabasas, in expectation of growth in its staffing. The firm is in a 3,365 square foot office in Calabasas.

National Technical Systems Acquired By Private Equity Firm

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Calabasas-based National Technical Systems , a provider of testing laboratories, certification services, and related services, is now officially a private company, after the acquisition of the company by Los Angeles private equity company Aurora Capital Group.

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GreenPark Sports, Founded By Former YouTube, Zappos, Blitz Founders, Finds $8.5M

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Calabasas-based GreenPark Sports --a new startup founded by Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube; Nick Swinmurn, founder of Zappos; and Ken Martin, co-founder of Blitz--has raised $8.5M in a seed funding round. GreenPark Sports says it is a publisher and developer of "fan-forward", digital experiences and mobile games for the new generation of sports and eSports fans. The funding round was led by SignalFire, and also included Sapphire Sports and Founders Fund.

CheapAir.com Aims At Bitcoin Cash Users

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Calabasas-based online travel booking site CheapAir.com is ramping up its attention on cryptocurrency users, saying on Wednesday that it has partnered with Bitcoin.com to support Bitcoin Cash. According to the two, CheapAir.com has been integrated into the Bitcoin.com wallet, which allows the cryptocurrency app's users to directly access CheapAir.com's booking engine from the app.

DTS Adds Microsoft Spatial Sound Support

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Calabasas-based DTS , the developer of surround sound and audio processing technology--which is now part of Xperi Corporation--has launched a new product that supports Microsoft Spatial sound. According to DTS, its new product, DTS Sound Unbound supports Microsoft Spatial sound through its DTS Headphone:X and DTS:X products. The company said the lik will help enhance immersive gaming. The DTS app works with Microsoft 3D audio, allowing gamers to hear full panoramic sound in their games.

Ixia Expands Distribution With Arrow In EMEA

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Calabasas-based network testing products maker Ixia said this morning that it has expanded its distribution in the EMEA, in an expansion of a relationship with Arrow Electronics. Ixia said the move allows Arrow to distribute its full portfolio in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), in addition to North and Latin America. READ MORE>>. ixia emea network testing international expansion test

DTS Signs CJ 4DPLEX For Immersive Audio

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Calabasas-based DTS , and cinema technology provider CJ 4DPLEX announced this week that CJ 4DPLEX will use the DTS:X immersive audio technology to theaters worldwide, in a deal which will incorporate the DTS:X technology into the CJ 4DPLEX ScreenX theater technology.

DTS Links Play-Fi Into AirPlay 2

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Calabasas-based audio technology developer DTS , which is owned by Xperi, said this morning that it has begun supporting Apple's AirPlay 2 in its DTS Play-Fi products. DTS offers up its Play-Fi technology to audio equipment OEMs, allowing those OEMs to build their own whole-home audio systems. According to DTS, so far, support for AirPlay 2 has rolled out on the McIntosh RS200 and Arcam rPlay, with additional products to be announced this year.

Ixia Adds QualiTest

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Calabasas-based networking testing products developer Ixia said earlier this week that it has added software testing and quality assurance company QualiTest as part of its partnership program. Ixia said QualiTest is now part of its Global Solution Provider Program, which helps deliver its network test products to enterprises and service providers around the world. Qualitest is using Ixia's products for emulating media-rich network traffic, among other efforts. READ MORE>>.

Xperi's HD Radio In Deal With FEMA

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Calabasas-based Xperi , which develops software and hardware for the audio, automotive, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and other markets, says that one of its units, HD Radio , has inked an agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a radio notification system.

NetSol Sets New CFO

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Calabasas-based IT services provider NetSol Technologies has hired a new, Chief Financial Officer at the company, the company said this week. NetSol said Almond wil lbe based at the company''s Calabasas headquarters, and report to NetSol CEO Najeeb Ghauri.

Ixia Partners With Endace On Secure Network Monitoring

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment developer Ixia is in a technology partnership agreement with high speed network recording and playback provider Endace , the two said on Tuesday. According to the tw companies, the partnership focuses on delivering visibility into network traffic, even when that traffic is encrypted. Financial details of the partnership were not announced. The two companies said they already have been collaborating on a joint solution for financial traders.

DTS Gets Design Win With Philips

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Calabasas-based DTS , the developer of surround sound and other audio processing technology, has scored a win with TPV Technology Limited , the manufacturer of Philips branded TVs and speakers. According to DTS, TPV Technoloogy has licensed its DTS Play-fi whole-home wireless audio technology.

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Ixia Selected By Telefonica

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software provider Ixia has been selected by Telefonica , to help monitor Telefonica's physical and virtual networks, according to Ixia's parent company, Keysight Technologies. Financial details of the win were not announced. Keysight said that Telefonica is using Ixia's Network Packet Brokers (NPB), network tap, and Ixia Fabric Controller (IFC) products for dealing with increasing monitoring requirements it has for 5G and VoLTE.

National Technical Systems Sets Expansion Plans In Texas

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Calabasas-based National Technical Systems , which provides testing and engineering services, says it is expanding its facility in Plano, Texas, to add wireless, product safety and international product approvals.

DTS Powers New ASUS ROG II Phone

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Calabasas-based DTS is powering the new immersive audio experience for the ASus Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming phone, according to DTS. DTS--which is now part of Xperi Corporation--said that its DTS:X Ultra audio technology is being incorporated into the new ROG Phone II, the newest product from ASUS Republic of Gamers. Financial impact of the win was not announced.

Ixia Finds New Chief Marketing Officer

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software developer Ixia has appointed a new Chief Marketing Officer today, saying that it has named Marie Hattar to the position. Hattar was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Check Point Software, and also served at Cisco in a number of executive positions, with a total of over 20 years of experience in the security and networking industry. Hattar reports to CEO Bethany Mayer. READ MORE>>.

PlanetArt Buys Personal Creations From FTD For $18.1M

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Calabasas-based PlanetArt , a provider of print-on-demand and personalized products, says it has acquired personalized gift company Personal Creations , from FTD Companies , in a deal worth $18.1M in cash. PlanetArt--which says it now has reached roughly $200M in revenues--said the acquisition came as part of FTD's court-supervised restructuring. PlanetArt said the deal will help it add a "new gifts dimension" to its product platform. Personal Creations is based in Woodridge, Illinois.

Ixia Wins NoviFlow

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia reports this morning that its products hvae been selected by NoviFlow, to validate performance of that company's Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches. Financial impact of the win was not announced. Ixia said that NoviFlow is using its IxNetwork product, which emulates SDN switches, hosts, and applications. READ MORE>>. ixia noviflow network testing software hardware

Ixia, ProtectWise In Partnership

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Calabasas-based Ixia , the developer of network testing products, and enterprise security software developer ProtectWise said today that they are in an integration patnership. Accorsding to the two, the partnership will deliver enterprises a comprehensive solution for end-to-end visibility across enterprise, mixed cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Financial details of the strategic alliance were not announced. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Aims At Global Channel

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Calabasas-based Ixia , which develops networking testing hardware and software, announced this morning that it has launched a new, partner program, specifically aimed at the global market. Ixia said its new Global Solutions Provider Program (GSPP) will help global solutions providers, by offering up support for planning and design, performance and security testing, and more. Other details on the program were not announced. READ MORE>>. ixia network testing gloal channel

DTS Now Part Of Tessera

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Calabasas-based surround sound and audio technology developer DTS is now officially part of Tessera , after Tessera completed its acquisition of DTS on Thursday, the companies said on Thursday afternoon. Tessera paid $850M in cash for DTS, in a deal which had originally been announced in May. Tessera said that it will introduce a new corporate name, stock ticker, brand, and logo during the first quarter of 2017 as a result of the acquisition. READ MORE>>.

Ixia Names New CFO

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Calabasas-based Ixia , the network testing hardware and software developer, said Tuesday that it has named Brent Novak as its new Chief Financial Officer. Novak has been Ixia''s VP of Finance since 2006, and was appointed acting CFO of the company in March. Novak also has served at Idealab and PricewaterhouseCoopers. READ MORE>>. ixia executive brent novak hardware testing network software

Aligned TeleHealth Names President, COO

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Calabasas-based telemedicine provider Aligned Telehealth , a healthcare company provide telemedicine services to acute-care hospitals, emergency rooms, skilled nursing facilities, and correctional institutions, has named Dan Castillo President and COO.

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Ixia, Anritsu Deploy With O2 Czech Republic

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Calabasas-based network testing hardware and software developer Ixia , and test equipment developer Anritsu A/S said this morning that the two have completed a proof-of-concept deployment for O2 Czech Republic. The company said the proof of concept provided Network Function Virtualization (NFV) monitoring, to help O2 Czech Republic with service level agreement (SLA) monitoring for its customers in virtualized environments. READ MORE>>. ixia anritsu czech republic network testing telecom

Ixia Shifts To 100 Percent Channel Sales

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Calabasas-based network testing hardware and software developer Ixia said yesterday that it has shifted to a 100 percent, channel sales model for its enterprise customers. Ixia said the adoption of the model was made to show its "unwavering commitment" to its network of reseller partners. Ixia said it has more than 800 resellers who are part of its partner program. READ MORE>>. ixia channel sales network testing hardware software

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Ixia, Fortinet Tie On Terabit Firewall Testing

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Calabasas-based network testing equipment and software deeloper Ixia , and firewall and cybersecurity appliance developer Fortinet said late Wednesday that Ixia is being a validation of terabit-speed firewalls from Fortinet. The two said that they used Ixia's CloudStorm and BreakingPoint testing products to test Fortinet's FortiGate 3980E and 7060E enterprise firewalls. The 3980E provides 1 terabit per second throughput. READ MORE>>.

DTS Signs Deal With Chinese Smartphone Maker

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Calabasas-based DTS , which develops surround sound and other audio technology, reported a win Monday with Chinese smartphone brand Vivo. According to DTS, Vivo will begin delivering streaming content in DTS-HD, via digital content service partner Xunlei. Financial impact of the deal was not announced. DTS provides the software for decoding the streaming audio from Xunlei. READ MORE>>. audio streaming maker smartphone chinese

DTS To Power New Sharp Phone

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Calabasas-based audio processing technology provider DTS said late Thursday that its technology will be incorporated into the newest Aquos Phone product line from Sharp. Financial details of the design win were not announced. DTS provides its surround sound technology to smartphone and other consumer electronics manufacturers. READ MORE>>. sharp phone audio processing aquos

DTS Links With Ultra HD Blu-Ray Tool Developer

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Calabasas-based DTS , the developer of surround sound and other sound processing technology, said today taht it has linked with Ultra HD Blu-Ray production tool developer Jargon Technologies , to include the DTS:X Encoder and DTS BD Digital Bridge Tool Suite with Jargon's Blu-Ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray authoring software.

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Ixia Completes Net Optics Acquisition

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Calabasas-based Ixia said Thursday evening that it has completed its acquisition of Net Optics , which develops application and network visibility products. Ixia had announced the acquisition back in October. The acquisition was worth $190M in cash. READ MORE>>. ixia ixiacom optics application network visbility optical testing merger acquisition

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Ixia Launches New Security Testing Product For Hyperscale Data Centers

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Calabasas-based network testing software and hardware developer Ixia announced this morning that it has launched a new product, CloudStorm, to provide network security testing of hyperscale cloud data centers. The company said the product will test and validate the increased capacity, efficiency, and resiliency of hyperscale cloud data centers, including how well those centers can handle SSL traffic and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

Razer Acquires THX

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The acquisition is the second in the surround sound and sound processing area in the last month; Calabasas-based DTS was acquired in September by Tessera Technologies. Carlsbad-based gaming accessories maker Razer said on Monday that it has acquired surround processing technology developer THX. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. THX--which was founded by George Lucas--will continue to operate as a separate brand and business.