MetroPCS is now selling the first U.S. smartphone with mobile broadcast television service. The Samsung Galaxy S Lightray is compatible with the Dyle mobile TV service, a product of a group of broadcasters working together as Mobile Content Venture. On the hardware side, the Android-based Lightray sports a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1 GHz process, mobile hotspot capabilities and front- and rear-facing cameras. It is currently available without a contract for about $460.
APW Brands has hired iQmetrix to provide software and digital displays for its flagship retail store at the Philadelphia International Airport. The company is using iQmetrix’s RQ4 retail management software and XQ interactive displays. A number of other APW’s airport stores are scheduled to be upgraded to iQmetrix platform, including Pittsburgh International, Baltimore Washington International and a second location at Philadelphia International.
ViewCast Corporation is upping its support for the open source community through a new partnership with KernelLabs, a group of software engineers aiming to improve the Linux platform for audio and video applications. ViewCast is working with KernelLabs to develop Linux drivers for all of its latest Osprey video capture cards.
Agilent Technologies has announced that AT4 wireless’ Test Systems business assets are now part of Agilent. The two companies had announced an acquisition agreement on July 16. Financial details were not disclosed.