REDWOOD CITY, California, February 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 platforms together."
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.
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