DEMO Alumni Continue to Impact Technology Industry

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – December 5, 2007 – Twice a year the DEMO conferences ( ) highlight the upcoming products and trends that will have long-term impact on the technology industry. From software to hardware, DEMO alumni continue to change the competitive landscape with new and innovative approaches to solving the world's computing problems. Just two months after DEMOfall 07 ( ), the month of November continued to be successful for conference alumni.

"As part of the selection process for the DEMO conferences we look for products that will change the technology industry and will continue to do so over time," said Chris Shipley ( ), product analyst and executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "It's exciting to keep track of the products that have debuted at DEMO in the past 17 years and see them achieve new heights, over and over again."

In November past demonstrators continued to impact the technology industry with announcements of continued successes including:

— Iotum ( ) (DEMO

2006), which provides voice services for social networks,

recently announced new investment funding from Verdexus. Financial

details were not disclosed, but the company said it would use the

funding for ongoing operations.

— Jajah ( )

(DEMOfall 2006) launched the Jajah Direct service, which lets users

experience free or low-rate international calls to any phone (mobile or

landline). Calls can be made at any time to any one of 122 countries

worldwide, and the company says there are no hidden calling card


— Bling Software ( )

(DEMO 2007) announced a partnership with Brightstar to embed Bling's

Active-Idle-Screen solution directly onto the home screen of its

handsets. Carriers can now deliver smart phone-like mobile Web features

to low- and mid-tier handsets.

— FastCall411 ( )

(DEMOfall 07) launched FastCall411 Mobile — a Wireless Application

Protocol (WAP) version of its FastCall411 platform designed

specifically for mobile devices. The mobile service simultaneously

calls multiple, highly rated local merchants and connects the user with

as many available merchants as the consumer chooses.

— Vocera Communications ( ) (DEMOmobile 2001)

announced the Vocera Communications Badge with enhanced 802.11b/g

wireless support and a new display that lets mobile staff communicate

more effectively. The new badges are due in December and include

different colored protective sleeves that let facilities identify teams

of people or to let users personalize their badges.

— NComputing ( )

(DEMOfall 2006) reported that the Lewisville Independent School

District in Texas has deployed more than 6,000 of NComputing's low-cost

virtual PCs, representing the largest U.S. implementation to date of

the company's technology.

More up-to-date news on past demonstrators can be found on the DEMOtracker at

Note to editors: This is one in a series of news alerts informing media of the ongoing successes of DEMO companies. News alerts will be issued every four to six weeks.

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for initial products from companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, TiVo, Skype,, U.S. Robotics, and WebEx, helping these companies secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new products, technologies and services from companies both new and established. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit .

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