* Concurrent CFO departs
Concurrent Computer Corp., the target of rumors that it could be acquired, said Greg Wilson has resigned as chief financial officer, effective Feb. 12, 2007.
Wilson has left for “personal reasons” and to take the post of VP of finance at Merge Technologies Inc.
“We will fill the vacancy as quickly as possible,” Concurrent CEO Gary Trimm said, in a statement.
* GENBAND hits milestone
VoIP and IMS specialist GENBAND said it has shipped its 1 millionth media gateway voice port.
GENBAND’s flagship is the G6 Universal Media Gateway, which the company markets to a range of telcos and cable service providers.
“Today, the G6 stands as the centerpiece, that combined with this growing complimentary product line, enables GENBAND to uniquely position VoIP and IMS-based solutions for service providers of all types,” said company President & CEO Charles Vogt, in a release.
* CURRENT hires Zabetakis
CURRENT, a broadband over powerline firm that counts Google among its backers, has tapped David Zabetakis to head up the company’s business development efforts.
Zabetakis, who joins the company from Pepco Energy Services Inc., will head up CURRENT’s growth initiatives with electric utilities.
Among its “Smart Grid” deployments, CURRENT has teamed with TXU Electric Delivery Company of Texas. They are building an advanced electric distribution system for about 2 million homes and businesses in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.
* TWC picks up new HD channel in SoCal
Time Warner Cable’s Southern California system will open a slot in its basic HD tier for CBS station KCAL’s new HD channel. KCAL 9 HD will be located on TWC channel 409 and will officially debut on Friday, February 2 at 5:30 p.m. with the Los Angeles Lakers’ game at Indiana. Lakers games are expected to be the big draw for the channel.