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V-Gate joins ng Connect Program to drive development of LTE and emerging 4G broadband network services and market


ng Connect Program is a collaboration among leading network, consumer electronics, application and content suppliers

Aachen, Germany, October 8, 2009 — V-Gate today announced its participation in the ng Connect Program, a new multi-industry initiative to drive the development of next generation broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies.  V-Gate provides innovative solutions for telematics and the transmission of 3D content to mobile devices. V-Gate will launch caribo, the first mobile ride sharing community in October 2009.

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Caribo ( is a service which allows users to combine all available transportation options in one application on a passenger’s mobile device:  Everywhere,  any time, in the same way with an extremely user-friendly interface. caribo eliminates the drawbacks associated with existing ridesharing, car sharing, taxi-finding systems by combining the newest mobile internet, geo-positioning and community technology in an easy-to-use service. 

V-Gate also offers Metaport, a new solution for transmitting 3D content to mobile devices. Metaport empowers applications such as Second Life or 3D games on mobile devices using mobile networks. V-Gate calls this invention “virtual reality to go”.

“Using new concepts and technologies, V-Gate is establishing a new area of mobile services. Our innovative products will enable the next generation of applications for mobile devices. With products like Metaport or caribo we show in an impressive way the possibilities of mobile applications. One of the key reasons we joined the ng Connect Program is to participate in a group of great companies driven by a joint vision for next generation services,” stated Markus Schindler, CEO of V-Gate.

“We’re very pleased to have V-Gate join the ng Connect Program as an innovative company developing new solutions for 3D mobile content delivery on next generation networks,” stated Derek Kuhn, Vice President Emerging Technology and Media Group at Alcatel-Lucent, a founding member of the ng Connect Program. “We look forward to their contributions to the program.”

About V-Gate
V-Gate is a division of Scientific Computers GmbH Aachen, Germany focused on new projects and markets. Founded in 1961, Scientific Computers is one of the most renowned vendors of software technology in Europe. Its products and projects are deployed throughout all industries that use efficient IT solutions as a basis for innovative products and services. Key markets for Scientific Computers are automotive, medical technology, transportation and telecommunications. The customer base includes enterprise industries, medium sized enterprises, research institutes and universities. V-Gate currently leads two major projects: caribo and Metaport. For further information, please visit

About the ng Connect Program
The ng Connect Program is a multi-industry organisation committed to the development and rapid deployment of next generation of broadband services based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other ultra high bandwidth technologies. Founded in 2009, the ng Connect Program is supported by leading network, consumer electronics, application and content providers including  4DK, Alcatel-Lucent, Atlantic Records, BUZZMEDIA, chumby, Connect2Media, dimedis, FISHLABS, GameStreamer, Gemalto, HP, Intamac Systems , Kabillion, Kyocera Communications, LearningMate, MediaTile, QNX, R360, RebelVox, V-Gate, Samsung, SIGNEXX, Total Immersion, TuneWiki and Words & Numbers. For more information on the ng Connect Program, please visit:

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Ralf Ander
Phone: +49-241-4000-839

Harvard Public Relations
Martina Mueller
Phone: +49 – 89 – 53 29 57-43

ng Connect
Pamela Preston Tel: +1 212-616-6001 
Alicia Mickelsen Tel: +1 212-616-6002