"The Glassware component has run its course. "
That could be the funniest sentence I have ever read on a message board.
" All of the points I have raised are public knowledge in either marketing materials, web sites, government filings etc."
OK, if that is true (which it is not) it should be very easy for you to point us to the marketing materials, or web sites, or government filings where the company claims the opposite of any of the following things you say you were right about.
Glassware is not patented? I was right about that.
Dell does not sell Glassware? I was right about that
Google is not partnered with Sphere? I was right about that.
Sphere did not sell 30,000 Chromebooks to CCPS? I was right about that.
Fact is those things only exist in your demented bashers mind. Show me I am wrong in saying that. Bet you can't.
"Please name one thing I have been wrong about?"
That is like me saying that the sky is not red. And then claiming I was right about that.
The problem is that nobody had said that the sky is red.
Same with all the things you claim that you were right about.
1. Where did Sphere ever claim that GlassWare is patented. It has patents pending? Even you are bright enough to know that it takes time to get patents and until that happens the patent is pending.
2. When did Sphere claim that Dell sells GlassWare. Never did.
3. When did Sphere claim that they sold 30,000 Chromebooks to CCPS? Never did.
Also Sphere never claimed they were partnered with Google although whether or not they were is a matter of definition. They certainly have worked together with Google on at least 2 Chromebook school projects.
Now tell us again how GlassWare 2.0 is vapourware that is nothing new or different from every other product out there. If you are right about that then Microsoft, Ericcson, NovaRad, etc. are all really stupid wasting their time and effort with it. But then you (an anonymous message board basher) certainly know more than Microsoft, etc. Right?
That is so sad.
If tomorrow Sphere announced a billion dollar partnership with Google your response would be:
Yeah, but what about Corel?
Microsoft says this:
“We are committed to providing our customers with new and innovative ways to implement their cloud strategy,” said Vibhor Kapoor, Director, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing. “By working closely with Sphere 3D, we are able to continue to deliver on that commitment and provide a new level of flexibility for organizations looking for scalable application delivery from the cloud.”
Then they follow it up by collaborating with Sphere:
Sphere 3D and Microsoft to Showcase Virtualization and Cloud Solutions
Joint Roadshow Will Be Held at Microsoft Technology Centers and Include Demonstrations of Sphere 3D’s Technologies for the “Next Cloud”
You are invited to the Sphere 3D / Microsoft roadshow. The events will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Toronto, and provide an overview of Sphere 3D’s technologies and solutions for the "Next Cloud" featuring Glassware 2.0 Windows container technology for application delivery and the latest in virtual storage technology.
Adoption of cloud-based deployment models continues to accelerate and so does the need for the evolution of the associated architectures and business models to ensure success. This means enabling new and innovative capabilities that support public, private, and hybrid deployments in the cloud.
At these events attendees will explore how new technologies are enabling organizations to easily virtualize and migrate legacy and Windows-based applications to the cloud. In addition, attendees will be able to participate in demonstrations of new container based technologies for virtualizing applications, regardless of their hardware or operating system platform dependencies, and get a glimpse at new virtual storage options for the enterprise."
Amazing that Microsoft is wasting their time on something the bashers still claim has no value.
Do you really think it is necessary to post every few minutes about the price going up or down? Most people here have streaming quote services that actually tell us where the price is at. And your predictions about where the price is going are just GUESSES. We don't need guesses. We can do that ourselves. Why don't you just cool it for a while unless you have some real meaningful information to share. Thanks.
For all these months we have been told by the Sphere bashers that GlassWare 2.0 was just vapourware, that it was nothing new or innovative and that there are all kinds of other products that do exactly the same thing.
Of course many tech experts and GlassWare customers have disagreed with that and have written glowingly about the advantages of GlassWare. The bashers would always come back with their lies that these people must be getting paid to say that or else they just don't know what they are talking about.
Now, one of the largest tech companies in the world is collaborating with Sphere by presentations in their Tech Centers to " showcase its technologies and product solutions."
Here's what MicroSoft says about their Tech Centers:
"Microsoft Technology Centers (MTCs) are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling you to envision, design, and deploy solutions to meet your exact needs."
Somehow this stupid MicroSoft company has been DUPED by Sphere into believing that Sphere has innovative products. But never fear. I understand that right now a committee is being formed which includes flyboys, zigzagjones, techstockfordummies, Keubiko, Hugodrax and derek32smith. They are going to descend on MicroSoft headquarters and explain to their executives that they really don't know what they are doing and that they must have been hypnotized by that evil Eric Kelly.
I have great confidence in this crackerjack team. BUT, you guys, just to be safe before you head out you might want to cover some of your shorts.
Sphere 3D and Microsoft to Showcase Virtualization and Cloud Solutions
Joint Roadshow Will be Held at Microsoft Technology Centers and Include Demonstrations of Sphere 3D's Technologies for the "Next Cloud"
April 23, 2015: 02:28 PM ET
"Bet we get other african contracts too"
Here is an article from last July in the newspaper The East African:
EAC to start issuing electronic passport
By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI, Special Correspondent
Posted Saturday, July 26 2014 at 17:09
"East African partner states will start issuing a common electronic passport that will be recognised across the globe as from November 2015.
This follows the adoption of the design and road map of issuing the EAC e-passport by the Sectoral Council of Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning during their recent meeting in Arusha.
The e–passport will have diplomatic, service and ordinary categories and is different from the current machine readable passport being issued by the partner states.
It will be valid for up to 10 years while the diplomatic passport and service passport will be valid according to specific term of the service of the holder and will have 32 to 64 pages.
The ministers directed that partner states may add any of their own relevant security features to enhance the security of the e–passport."
Notice that the commencement date for this project is November 2015. That happens to be the same time that the Kenyan project is to begin. Seems likely that all these states would be using the same provider.
Here's an interesting fact from Wikipedia: "The geographical region encompassed by the EAC covers an area of 1,820,664 square kilometres (702,962 sq mi), with a combined population of about 149,959,317 (2013 est.)"
"Turning now to M-Pay, our financial securities solutions. Earlier this year we were approached by some of our customers in emerging countries to offer a capability for unbanked customers and consumers. Research indicates that 2.5 billion people globally are unbanked. But over 1 billion of those people have access to mobile phones. In response we presented our m-Pay mobile money and mobile payment suite at several of the largest payment conferences in the world. In November we launched our suite of solutions simultaneously at the Money 20/20 show in Las Vegas and at the Cartes Secure Connexions conference in Paris. Earlier this month we showcased our product at the Mobile World Congress of Barcelona. And it all received overwhelming interest from partners and customers around the world.
For SuperCom our early penetration in capturing even a small portion of this fast going market not only represents a huge and long term growth opportunity but also greatly exemplifies how we're using technology innovation to provide a nice value to our rapidly growing customer base. We're most likely to seek this partner with banks, government and merchants and change life insurance fees as well as transaction fees charge."
The revenues from populations of entire countries using this type of service could be MIND BOGGLING.
is this sentence from the news story:
"In September, finance officials confirmed plans to integrate banking into the cards to boost financial inclusion."
This must be what SuperCom executives were referring to last year when they said they developed their SuperPay Mobile Financial Services Division at the request of some countries. These services include:
SuperPay™ is a secure mobile payment hybrid suite that allows mobile users to securely make payments while supporting 2G phones, 3G phones and smartphones. SuperPay™ features a long list of secure payment methods including NFC using HCE, BLE, Ultra-Sonic, and utilizes biometric authentication features already integrated in advanced smartphones such as iPhone 6 – Touch ID, Samsung 5 – Fingerprint scanner, or external biometric authentication.
PureMoney™ Suite provides a wide range of mobile money applications and services using a hybrid of components and services to enable secure mobile transactions. PureMoney™ features a long list of secure money transfer methods including USSD, WAP, Wi-Fi, 3G, SuperPay™, and utilizes biometric authentication features already integrated in advanced smartphones such as iPhone 6, Samsung 5, or external biometric authentication. This means 2G, 3G and smartphone owners can all use PureMoney™. PureMoney™ Suite for smartphones is the first to introduce a built-in mobile security threat scanner allowing usage under uncontrolled network channels by identifying and neutralizing threats and suspicious activities.
SuperPOS™ is a new platform which allows any mobile phone to perform mobile payments by turning any iOS or Android™ based tablet or smartphone into a robust secure mobile payment POS. SuperPOS™ supports a long list of secure ways to pay including NFC, BLE, Ultra-Sonic, HCE, and utilizes biometric authentication features. Mass transit channels, retail chain stores, and mom-and-pop shops globally may utilize this mobile payment opportunity by simp
It is important to know that their contracts not only involve immediate revenues, but also recurring and add on revenues. Here's how it was explained by Ordan Trebelsi at the last Conference Call:
"After the project implementation is completed and our customer actually begins delivering IDs to their citizens, we typically start receiving recurring revenues from that contract that include maintenance, licensing and consumables. On average, we will generate between 20% and 30% of the total deployment contract value as recurring revenue every year. This is of course in addition to the initial state of deployment contracts amount which is recognized during the implementation and deployment phase.
I would also like to point out that the margins during the implementation tend to be in the range of 57% gross margin which is slightly lower than the margin of our recurring business and has already reached a steady state. As we continue to win more new government customers our base of recurring revenue will grow and with it and so will our margin. In the EID division we plan to grow organically by adding new EID government customers and by offering more services to each of these existing customers. The beauty about our platform is that it is agile and highly scalable. So for our customers it's very easy to add an additional module of programs in existing deployment which can sense an additional revenue center for our government clients and increase their ROI."
Even though the article about Kenya instituting a huge EID program is a bit confusing and not completely clear as to how much and when, there is no question that this could be a very big thing for SuperCom. It also looks like this could be much more than just Kenya. Here's another article from 2/11/15 about security planning for the region. You can bet that if SuperCom has the Kenya deal, that for standardization purposes they will be involved in the entire region. Here's the article:
East African states to study regional ePassport
The East African Community has allocated funds for study into a regional ePassport that would also be used by citizens of member states for international travel.
The East African Legislative Assembly last week approved funds of US $49,840 for an assessment of the needs and preparedness of partner states to implement the new generation e-Passport.
Plans to create the passport for citizens of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda were first raised in 2013.
Currently, EAC member states issue an ordinary EAC passport for travel across the region, but not on international trips. The current passport gives the holder a six-month stay visa across the member states.
Last year, officials said that the procurement of the necessary e-passport issuance infrastructure, passport booklets and capacity building for the immigration personnel need to be integrated into the 2015/16 budget cycle.
A phase-out programme of the national passports as proposed in the roadmap must also be prepared by each partner state.
"And are you a paid basher or self serving"
If he is not being paid, he should file an unfair employment practice suit against whichever short hedge fund he is working for. Because he does his moronic bashing 7 days a week on a variety of message boards and (like just about every other short) claims he is not short. Since he has never been able to come up with a quote from a tech expert who has written that GlassWare 2.0 does not do what the company claims, his new thing is to make up a list of all kinds of things he says the company has claimed but in fact they never have.
It is just getting incredibly pathetic.
"Do you happen to know of any other stocks like TISA and SPCB that trade at such low valuations, with no debt, a high % of mgmt ownership and have a great product in an explosive space?"
What you said applies to SPCB but not to TISA. I am quite familiar with TISA as I at one time I was invested in Mitek which is in a similiar business. TISA is a nice little company, but explosive growth has not been their forte'. Their revenues are close to the same as they were 2 years ago and so is their share price. And, 2 years ago they were making a profit but now are losing money. Probably would do much better taking any TISA money & putting it into SPCB.
That was most likely an institution who had a market maker accumulate shares during the day and the $10.84 was the average price of the transaction.
" Even Peter Bookman tweeted that Glassware could only deliver Windows apps."
Please supply ACTUAL QUOTE by Mr. Bookman.
Now let's try this again:
Here's what the company claims:
"Sphere 3D last month said its Glassware 2.0 Microvisor can virtualize infrastructure components and the application stacks from both Windows and non-Windows-based systems and claims it can "outperform" any existing hypervisor-based infrastructure. Furthermore, Sphere 3D said it can be used for systems and cloud management, orchestration and clustering."
Remember when you tweeted Laura Didio and had this exchange?
Zig Jones ?@zigzagjones1
@lauradidio Hey Laura, just wondering if you ever got to do a deep dive review of Sphere3d tech? Thanks
Laura DiDio ?@lauradidio
@zigzagjones1 Yes, I did & it does everything it claims to do. Sphere3D Glassware 2.0 & V3 Appliances are all excellent.
So now for the one hundredth time I have asked you (without any response) please provide a quote from any tech expert who has written that GlassWare 2.0 does not do what the company claims.
It must be terrible as a professional basher to keep being asked the most important question and completely not be able to provide an answer. Don't you feel silly?
Perhaps you've heard the buzz about containers and how they're poised to become the next big thing in cloud computing.
By Jeffrey SchwartzApril 20, 2015
"Docker isn't the only container solution Microsoft is embracing. Sphere 3D last month said its Glassware 2.0 Microvisor can virtualize infrastructure components and the application stacks from both Windows and non-Windows-based systems and claims it can "outperform" any existing hypervisor-based infrastructure. Furthermore, Sphere 3D said it can be used for systems and cloud management, orchestration and clustering.
It's still early days for containers in the world of cloud computing, but if they live up to their promise, they can raise the bar for performance and portability."
Debra Fiakas - Crystal Equity
And then also I wondered in January you announced an acquisition of a small company, Cyber Security. I wondered if you could give us an update on the status of that deal in terms of closing and integration and also comment on whether or not that’s included in the $1.20 earnings per share for 2015 that you guided toward.
Arie Trabelsi - President and CEO
First of all, it's not included in the $1.20. Second is we’re of course closing the deal. There's some delays in our process but we are very close and we believe this is going to be closed in the next 10 days. The CEO of these companies are already working with us as the Vice President of Cyber and will be working together around the world providing a proposal to many governments around world. Together we are trying to increase the security of our product and solution. And we’re very excited because many companies' governments are looking for this kind of solution and they are seeking help in the cyber security, both for their e-government platform and for the commodity. So we are very excited with this capability, being added to our capability and we believe that it’s going to make -- provide us with the very high competitor base as we know there is not a [indiscernible] to because do not have our capability in the cyber security.
Debra Fiakas - Crystal Equity
And so the technology that they are bringing to the table, do you expect that to impact your entire product line or is it principally for the mobile payments?
Arie Trabelsi - President and CEO
The entire. It is going to affect our EID platform. It is going to affect our M payment. It is going to affect our M2M and it’s going to be also a direct test to government and critical infrastructure.
SuperCom (SPCB) Looks Good: Stock Adds 6.7% in Session
April 15, 2015
Published on April 15, 2015
SuperCom Ltd. (SPCB - Snapshot Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise roughly 7% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This breaks the recent trend of the company, as the stock is now trading above the volatile price range of $7.89 to $9.89 in the past one-month time frame.
The company has seen no estimate revisions over the past 7 days, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate remained unchanged over the same time frame. Yesterday’s price action is encouraging though, so make sure to keep a close watch on this firm in the near future.