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2010-11-10 08:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies, LP, a leader in network performance and video quality management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a relationship with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) that is designed to expedite the availability of Cheetah products and solutions to NCTC members. Under the terms of the Master Purchase Agreement, Cheetah will work with NCTC member companies to create and deploy cost-effective solutions that...

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2010-10-20 09:50:00

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's short story "How the Leopard Got His Spots," researchers from the University of Bristol investigated the markings of a vast array of wild cats in an attempt to determine exactly what caused the felines to develop their patterns. According to a university press release dated October 19, Dr. Will Allen of the university's School of Experimental Psychology and his colleagues "investigated the flank markings of 35 species of wild cats to understand what drives the...

2010-10-12 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies, L.P., a leader in network performance and video quality management solutions, today announced planned enhancements to its CMD-EL end of line RF monitor that will dramatically expand cable system operators' ability to perform critical digital measurements on QAM video carriers. In addition, the product development will be expanded to provide support for DOCSIS® 3.0 and IPv6. The new CMD-EL+ has been designed to...

2010-10-07 08:17:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies, LP today announced a new addition to its V-Factor Source Monitor line that extends the company's leadership in network performance and video quality management solutions all the way to the subscriber premises. Cheetah's V-Factor SM-STB is designed to emulate a subscriber surfing channels and builds upon Cheetah's proven video analysis technology to objectively and accurately measure the video experience as delivered to the...

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2010-09-16 06:35:00

The Tanzanian government's plan to build a 31-mile highway into the Serengeti would devastate one of the planet's last great wildlife sanctuaries, biologists warned Wednesday. 27 experts on biodiversity in a commentary, published in the journal Nature, said: "the road will cause an environmental disaster." The experts urged Tanzanian officials to use an alternate route that runs further south of the Serengeti. The alternate route would be around 155 miles farther south, below the Ngorongoro...

2010-09-08 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies, LP, a leader in network performance and video quality management solutions, today announced changes and additions to its senior executive team that are designed to enhance the company's ability to meet the needs of cable system operators and telco service providers. The company announced that Jeremy Bennington has been promoted to General Manager and Vice President of Cheetah's V-Factor Business Unit, with responsibility for the...

2010-06-09 07:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheetah Technologies, LP today announced immediate availability of its V-Factor® Stream Probe Advanced with "Intelligent Decode," a breakthrough solution that enables cable system operators to achieve unprecedented accuracy and scalability in digital video monitoring. The unique "Intelligent Decode" feature, the cornerstone of the latest release to Cheetah's V-Factor Quality of Experience video monitoring platform, significantly...

2010-03-09 08:25:34

Laurie Marker of the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Stuart Pimm of Duke University recognized for scientific and management contributions to the understanding and restoration of ecosystems. Winners to deliver public lectures April 22 at USC, which administers the prize. Two conservationists whose careers have centered on understanding ecosystem functions as the essential foundation for ecosystem restoration will share the 2010 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The award, consisting of...

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2009-09-23 12:50:00

Researchers are using a variation on fingerprinting to monitor the movement of cheetahs in the wild. According to BBC Earth News, conservationists are adopting a non-invasive technique that involves taking photographs of cheetah tracks to identify them. Using the footprint identification technique (FIT), conservationists have been able to monitor the movements of other species, including endangered ones like bengal tigers or polar bears. Conservation groups Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary,...

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2009-07-10 15:15:00

A team of British researchers is working to discover why cheetahs are the world's fastest animals. Using high-speed cameras and a sensitive track, the scientists are studying North African cheetahs from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, which are known to reach speeds of 64mph within just a few paces. "The cheetah is fascinating because it can run 50% faster than any of the other animals we are familiar with, so in terms of understanding what limits how fast you can run, the cheetah is a wonderful animal to...


Latest Cheetah Reference Libraries

Giant Cheetah, Acinonyx pardinensis
2012-10-27 17:25:42

The giant cheetah (Acinonyx pardinensis) is an extinct species of cat that is the closest relative of the modern cheetah. This species could be found in Europe during the early and middle years of the Pleistocene. Its range included Germany, France, India, and China, and it shared this range with leopards and jaguars. It is thought that competition with these smaller cats may have caused the giant cheetah’s extinction. The giant cheetah is thought to have been twice the size of modern...

Acinonyx Kurteni
2012-10-27 17:20:10

Acinonyx kurteni is an extinct, carnivorous species classified in the Felidae family. This cat was native to Asia in the Late Pliocene, around 2.5 million years ago. It was first described in 2008, and is the most primitive species of cheetah known. Its discovery defends the modern cheetah’s Old World origin. There are some differences between the two species, but these are mainly in the mouth area. Since its classification and formal description, some have asserted that the Acinonyx...

Thomson’s Gazelle, Eudorcas thomsonii
2012-06-17 19:56:59

Thomson’s gazelle (Eudorcas thomsonii) is also known as a “tommie” and is one of the most well-known gazelle species. Named after Joseph Thomson, Thomson’s gazelle is native to Africa where it is the most commonly found gazelle. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle, and was previously in the genus Gazella, in the subgenus Eudorcas. Eudorcas eventually became a distinct genus, classifying some species of gazelle within their own genus. Thomson’s...

Grant’s Gazelle, Nanger granti
2012-06-15 12:08:26

Grant’s gazelle (Nanger granti) is native to Africa. Its northern range of Tanzania extends south to Ethiopia and the Sudan, and from the coast of Kenya to Lake Victoria. It prefers habitats within shrub lands and grass plains, but can also be found in regions that are more arid. In Swahili, Grant’s gazelle is called Swala Granti. It was placed within the Nanger subgenus of the genus Gazella, before Nanger became a separate genus. Grant’s gazelle holds five recognized subspecies. The...

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2007-01-19 19:19:34

The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is a rare critically endangered subspecies of the cheetah found primarily in Iran. It is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. It lives in a vast fragmented desert and although recently extinct in India it is also known as the Indian cheetah. It is the fastest of all land animals and can reach speeds of up to 70 mph (112 km/h). The cheetah is well known for its amazing...

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