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Synacor to Present on Overcoming Fragmentation at DevCon5 Conference
[March 26, 2013]

Synacor to Present on Overcoming Fragmentation at DevCon5 Conference

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Steve Davi to share standards and expertise at world's leading HTML5 and Mobile App Developers Conference
Norwalk, CT - March 26, 2013 - TMC and Crossfire Media today announced that Steve Davi, Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Synacor (News - Alert), will deliver a keynote presentation at DevCon5, the definitive HTML5 and Mobile App Developers Conference. Davi will present the session, titled "Mobilizing the Change Vision for TV," sharing insight on using standards to overcome fragmentation on Wednesday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. at The Kimmel Center on New York University's campus in New York City. DevCon5 is held July 24-25, 2013.

DevCon5 will bring together the HTML5 elite to highlight the information and tools developers need to make use of the revolutionary capabilities of the HTML5 technology. Attendees will gain access to hands-on sessions that demonstrate the latest tricks and techniques that bring users' screens to life.
"In today's world, the consumer has the ability to watch whatever content they want, whenever they want, wherever they want," Davi said. "The problem is that ability causes content and application fragmentation; i.e., the consumers aren't sure where the content is that they want to watch, what application is needed to watch that content, or what identity they need to provide for that application. Part of the problem is that the technologies necessary to deliver the video and applications is fragmented as well. There are a plethora of delivery mechanisms, delivery formats, protection schemes, and end user devices that create a multitude of solutions."

To solve this content, application, and fragmentation problem, Davi said the industry needs to develop standards within HTML5 that allow applications to be built once and deployed on many devices in many situations. To support that, HTML5 must handle processing multiple video formats, deal with native DRM and video player support, support deep connections between applications, and authentication across multiple systems.
"Because of Synacor's experience in integrating the online solution with Cablecos broadcast and on demand systems, they view solving fragmentation issues as a top priority for the industry," said Carl Ford (News - Alert), CEO of Crossfire Media and Executive Director Devcon5 Content and Community. "Developing standards within HTML5 is key to solving many of these issues, and we look forward to hearing more about the solutions Steve Davi and Synacor are proposing."
DevCon5 is supported by Event Sponsor Kaazing (News - Alert).
Registration for DevCon5 is now open. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for DevCon5 should contact TMC's Joe Fabiano, 203-852-6800 x132.
For media registration, contact Ashley Baster.
For the latest DevCon5 news, updates and information, follow Twitter (News - Alert) at @DevConFive.
About Synacor:
Synacor's white-label platform enables cable, satellite, telecom and consumer electronics companies to deliver TV Everywhere, digital entertainment, cloud-based services and apps to their end-consumers across multiple devices, strengthening those relationships while monetizing the engagement. Synacor (NASDAQ: SYNC), is headquartered in Buffalo, NY. For more information, visit
Integrate. Authenticate. Engage.
About TMC:
TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, M2M Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: 3D Printing Conference & Expo; Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developers Conference; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobile Commerce Zone Conference & Expo; SecureIT; StartupCamp; Super Wi-Fi Summit; SIP Trunking-Unified Communications (News - Alert) Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.
About Crossfire Media:
Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars, and newsletters and provide community websites with the latest information in our industries.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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