Companies dealing in wireless telecom unleashed a torrent of announcements March 14 as the CTIA Wireless conference opened in New Orleans.
The announcements touched on software and hardware developed or supported in San Diego.
Among the announcements:
Digital Orchid, a San Diego software house, unveiled software that can give NASCAR fans short video clips via the Verizon Wireless network. The product is called Nascar.com To Go.
Irdeto Access launched content security software for sending content to mobile handsets. Irdeto has its U.S. office in Poway and a main office in the Netherlands. It is a subsidiary of Naspers Ltd. of South Africa.
Sprint announced it will bring out a multimedia handset from LG, a South Korean company that has its U.S. mobile phone headquarters in San Diego.
Nokia announced it would release three new Code Division Multiple Access handsets. They include a low-price model, due in the second quarter, and a deluxe model with a camera and a navigation system, due in the fourth quarter. Finland-based Nokia develops its CDMA phones in Scripps Ranch.
Qualcomm Inc. demonstrated several refinements to its CDMA wireless communications technology. It also demonstrated a new security feature (specifically, a digital rights management solution) that it developed in conjunction with Philips.
Separately on March 14, Qualcomm named Rich Sulpizio as president of its MediaFLO business unit. MediaFLO is a nationwide television service that could broadcast to mobile phone handsets as soon as next year. Also, Qualcomm announced an effort to make its FLO technology a world standard for television on a handset.