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Scripps Networks Launch Two Channels on TVPlayer

Networks UK & EMEA. Food Network and Travel Channel are the only dedicated lifestyle entertainment channels on the platform and include programming such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa and Andy Adam Smith, Bates Brazilian Street Feasts on Founder and CEO, Food Network and Michael Simplestream Palin’s Around the World in 80 Group Days, World’s Greatest TVPlayer, the free TV streaming Motorcycle Rides and Coach Trip on Travel Channel. Both app for mobile and tablet, has announced a licensing deal for channels will now be available to watch online for free, via popular lifestyle entertainment TVPlayer. channels Food Network and Adam Smith, Founder and CEO Travel Channel, including their of the Simplestream Group plc, plus ones, from Scripps the owner of TVPlayer, said: “We

are delighted to welcome Food Network and Travel Channel to TVPlayer, offering our users a great selection of premium programming. The addition of Scripps channels form the start of a series of updates over the summer period, which will add further channels and functionality to TVPlayer, culminating with the launch of our PVR service later in the year. With the number of set top boxes currently in the market, we think the TVPlayer app offers a welcomed alternative to tech-hungry audiences, who are looking to watch TV on their mobile and tablet devices whilst they are out and about as well as at home.”

Cross Match Introduces Guardian Module Biometric Capture Designed to meet the needs of biometric APC kiosks and eGates Cross Match Technologies, the largest independent global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced the formal launch of the new Guardian® Module. The Guardian Module provides a complete biometric capture solution that includes the latest ten-print technology, biometric middleware and customisable user guidance interface designed to seamlessly integrate with Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks and eGates. APCs and eGates are increasingly being deployed by airport authorities to reduce


passenger wait times, improve the traveler experience and secure the overall border process. Airport authorities implementing APC report reducing passport inspection processing times by 89 percent while lowering overall airport wait times by 50 percent. “The Guardian Module leverages our industry leadership in biometric enrollment and, in particular, our Guardian line of ten-print fingerprint scanner technology and biometric middleware,” said Richard Agostinelli, CEO of Cross Match. “We offer kiosk

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and eGate integrators the latest fingerprint capture technology packaged in a compact, easily integrated form that is wrapped with our unique user interface for biometric identity capture.” Designed to prompt the applicant/user through an unattended imaging of their fingerprints in a simple, pictogram-based approach, the Guardian Module ensures the highest quality image capture in the shortest amount of time. Cross Match has over 80,000 Guardian family ten-print scanners deployed around the world.

The London Business Journal September 2014 Issue 2  

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