iTRACS PowerEye(TM) with Intel® Data Center Manager: Demonstrating Real-World Business Value in Energy Efficiency, Capacity Planning, and Business Continuity
Two leading innovators showcased their real-world, real-time Data Center Infrastructure Management capabilities at the recent Datacenter Dynamics event in Munich
CHICAGO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iTRACS Corporation, Inc., the leading provider of open, enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions, and Intel, a world leader in developing technology that advances how people work and live, demonstrated six business use cases showcasing the real-world business impact of their energy efficiency capabilities to a gathering of European data center owners and operators at the June 25 Datacenter Dynamics Converged event held in Munich, Germany.
iTRACS PowerEye(TM) is a best-practices strategy - powered by the iTRACS Converged Physical Infrastructure Management(TM) (CPIM(TM)) platform - that offers end-to-end visualization and management of the entire power chain, inclusive of all interdependencies, across IT, Facilities, and Building Management Systems. With the integration of Intel® Data Center Manager software, iTRACS collects, aggregates, visualizes, and analyzes real-time power and thermal readings at the individual device level (CPU). This iTRACS solution opens a world of opportunity for how power and cooling in the data center are managed and optimized.
"Using actual real-time power and thermal readings from Intel, as opposed to faceplate or modeled estimates, offers a new level of insight and knowledge that creates quantifiable cost savings and business impact," said Elizabeth Given, President and CEO of iTRACS. "Rather than estimates, you're making informed decisions based on actual power consumption and temperatures. This increases decision-making agility and reduces risk while improving efficiency across both strategic planning and operational activities. You can find and unplug 'ghost' servers that are draining power without delivering value to the business. You can uncover and resolve vulnerabilities in terms of power or cooling issues that can disrupt business continuity. You can confirm the best location to add 300 more servers in your data center next week - and commission them within minutes."
The six business use cases presented at the Munich event offer payback on the user's DCIM investment with hard dollar savings, soft dollar savings, efficiency improvements, and/or availability improvements. They leverage iTRACS' interactive 3D visualization capabilities - a navigable 3D model that transforms real-time data from Intel into fresh insight. Rather than being buried at its source or in applications - even worse, in spreadsheets - the data is visible, meaningful, and actionable, managed in an interactive 3D environment that drives collaboration and efficiency.
The business use cases are: 60% Higher Rack Densities/Capacity Planning, 40% Cost Savings Vs. Intelligent Power Strips, 27% Energy Savings with Workload Scheduling, 15% Energy Savings by Eliminating Ghost Servers, Cooling Efficiencies using Real-Time Thermal Maps, and Enhanced Business Continuity/Workload Demand.
The business use cases are available for demonstration by iTRACS upon request.
iTRACS is the leading provider of enterprise-class Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) solutions that drive efficiency, performance, cost savings, and strategic value in the data center.
iTRACS' best-in-class portfolio, Converged Physical Infrastructure Management(TM) (CPIM(TM)), features the world's first and only holistic view of the data center using an interactive, navigable 3D environment. Interactive 3D Visualization - The Efficiency Engine(TM) is at the heart of the CPIM(TM) solution, unleashing new opportunities to create efficiency and business value in the design, management, and optimization of IT physical infrastructure.
Today, CPIM(TM) with Interactive 3D Visualization is being globally deployed in some of the world's most complex data centers and IT infrastructures, including four of the seven industry-recognized global leaders in data center design and management. iTRACS is helping these organizations drive efficiency and optimize asset performance. Reduce costs. Leverage cloud, SaaS, and other game-changing technologies. Manage change. Minimize risk. And optimize the business value of the entire physical infrastructure investment. iTRACS is proud to be named a 2011 Gartner Cool Vendor in DCIM, and named an IDC Major Player in DCIM in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide DCIM 2011 Vendor Analysis report.
Live Nation Launches Live Nation App For Android Mobile Devices
Download or Upgrade the Live Nation Android or iPhone App for A Chance to Win A Year's Worth Of 2013 Concert Tickets in the "Live Nation Black App Sweepstakes"
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation launches the Live Nation Android App for mobile devices, the counterpart to the Live Nation iPhone App which is consistently in the Top 20 in the iTunes music apps category. The Android app provides immediate, on-the-go access to Live Nation concerts, Ticketmaster ticketed concerts and additional independent local shows throughout North America.
Live Nation is celebrating the launch of the Android App, and the success of the iPhone App, with the "Live Nation Black App Sweepstakes." Everyone who downloads or upgrades the Live Nation Android or iPhone App, prior to September 30 at 12noon PT, can enter for the chance to win a year's worth of 2013 tickets to any participating Live Nation concert in the "Live Nation Black App Sweepstakes".
In addition to browsing, searching and discovering concerts, the app will offer ticket on sale information, presale access with no code necessary, exclusive mobile tickets offers, show reminders, set lists, venue information, seat maps, authentic ticket purchases, and exclusive content. Listings can be geo-targeted by location, enabling relevant access to local shows or shows anywhere in North America, with the ability to download events directly to your calendar.
"Through innovations in mobile technology we are changing the way live music fans access concerts, providing more on the go access than ever before," said Michael Rapino, President and Chief Executive Officer of Live Nation Entertainment. "We have seen more than 3 million downloads of the Live Nation iPhone App in just over a year. We are now able to offer Android platform users with the same great access to concerts from Live Nation, Ticketmaster and a many independent venues - wherever and whenever they want."
The Live Nation Android App can be downloaded through the Google Play store or by visiting, http://bitly.com/LYVANDROID. To customize the app and immediately receive local on sale and presale tickets alerts for your favorite artists and venues, simply search for the artists, events or venues you like and push the "star" to add to your personal favorites.
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Stay connected to shows from your favorite artists by following Live Nation on Facebook and LiveNationShows on Twitter, download the Live Nation Concert Calendar Facebook App and download the Live Nation iPhone App.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five ecommerce sites, with almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling nearly 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit http://www.livenation.com/investors.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 23andMe, a leading personal genetics company, today announced its first acquisition with the purchase of CureTogether, Inc. The addition of CureTogether provides technology and talent that will improve 23andMe's ability to gather data for research while also providing customers with engaging and meaningful interactions in 23andMe's online community. Specific terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
"A driving force for the acquisition is the alignment of core values we share with CureTogether," 23andMe CEO and Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki. "It underscores 23andMe's commitment to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through proven DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools; and generating patient-driven, informed-consent research as well as empowering our customers to use their personal genetic information to find connections and establish communities based on their DNA."
23andMe's Personal Genome Service® enables individuals to explore their own DNA and currently provides more than 200 health and traits reports as well as genetic ancestry information. 23andMe's customer communities currently cover a wide range of topics from Relative Finder matches provided through the company's ancestry analysis, to disease-specific research communities such as Parkinson's Disease, Sarcoma, Myleoproliferative Neoplasms and the Roots Into The Future research community for African-Americans.
CureTogether brings to 23andMe additional tools and systems for gathering data from health-based communities that are complementary to the existing 23andMe platforms, allowing customers to share quantitative information on more than 500 medical conditions, talk about sensitive symptoms and compare which treatments work best for them as they track their health. CureTogether's platform includes more than 4 million phenotypic data points across those different health conditions that could help inform future genetic discoveries. "There are tremendous opportunities for our members and for future research by integrating the 23andMe and the CureTogether platforms and phenotypic data," explained CureTogether Co-Founder Daniel Reda, who joins 23andMe as senior product manager.
CureTogether was launched in 2008 initially to help people who live in daily chronic pain. Starting with three conditions, it quickly expanded as people wrote in to request that their conditions be added to their ongoing study. CureTogether, like 23andMe, is supported by social web-based platforms and is committed to patient-driven research, having partnered with researchers at leading universities and research institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Drexel University, MIT Media Laboratory and Stanford University.
"We encourage our CureTogether members to join us in the 23andMe community," added CureTogether Co-Founder Alexandra Carmichael who joins 23andMe as senior product manager, "to help accelerate research discoveries enabled by this unprecedented compilation of community-contributed genetic and phenotypic data."
An ongoing service, 23andMe's Personal Genome Service® provides a wealth of information about an individual's DNA and updates about new research. Customers can also choose to participate in the company's unique research programs. By completing online surveys, customers contribute directly to genetic research that can potentially lead to better understanding of and new treatments for a variety of health conditions. To learn more, visit http://www.23andMe.com.
23andMe, Inc. is a leading personal genetics company dedicated to helping individuals understand their own genetic information through DNA analysis technologies and web-based interactive tools. The company's Personal Genome Service® enables individuals to gain deeper insights into their ancestry and inherited traits. The vision for 23andMe is to personalize healthcare by making and supporting meaningful discoveries through genetic research. 23andMe, Inc., was founded in 2006, and the company is advised by a group of renowned experts in the fields of human genetics, bioinformatics and computer science. More information is available at http://www.23andme.com.
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Red Lion Launches Sixnet MIL300 Series IP67 Military-Rated Ethernet Switches
New Layer 3 Switches Deliver Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Performance and Advanced Security Features to Meet Key Military Specifications
YORK, Pa., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation, today announced the expansion of its military-grade Ethernet switch portfolio with the new Sixnet MIL300 series. These new Layer 3 switches provide Gigabit and 10-Gigabit Ethernet performance, advanced security features and a common software platform for easy deployment.
Designed to meet military specifications for use in harsh defense environments that include battlefield communications, ground combat vehicles and airborne applications, the Sixnet MIL300 series includes four models with varying 12-18 port counts, military-style D38999 connectors and fiber and copper options.
"As military vehicles and applications become more technology-intensive, the need for rugged, high-performance, full-featured military-rated switches will continue to expand - on land, air and sea," said Scott Killian, director of military sales at Red Lion Controls. "The new Sixnet MIL300 series reflects Red Lion's continued commitment to developing military-grade switch offerings. Our expanded portfolio gives customers the flexibility they need to customize solutions for specific environments."
All of the MIL300 series switches offer durable packaging, protected circuitry and advanced software, providing an ideal Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution that reduces development time and simplifies procurement in military or heavy industrial environments. The MIL300 switches are ideal for C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, situational awareness, combat vehicle, airborne and shipboard networks. The series meets MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and MIL-STD-1275D standards. To learn more, please visit http://www.redlion.net/sixnet or email email@example.com.
About Red Lion Controls
As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions to customers for forty years. Our award-winning technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, Sixnet and N-Tron. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.redlion.net. Red Lion is a Spectris company.
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Multiband Corporation and MDU Communications International, Inc. Announce Definitive Merger Agreement
MINNEAPOLIS and TOTOWA, N.J., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiband Corporation ("Multiband", NASDAQ: MBND), a leading Home Service Provider ("HSP") for DIRECTV® and the nation's largest DIRECTV Master System Operator ("MSO") for Multiple Dwelling Units ("MDU"), and MDU Communications International, Inc. ("MDU Communications", OTCBB: MDTV), a leading provider, and largest exclusive/bulk provider, of DIRECTV digital satellite television programming, broadband and other communication services to the MDU market announced today the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which MDU Communications will merge into Multiband and will be combined with Multiband's MDU business segment. MDU Communications currently owns, operates and services over 75,000 subscribers in 790 MDU properties encompassing 170,000 residences. The transaction will add both scale and leverage to Multiband's existing MDU business segment, which includes approximately 116,000 owned and managed subscribers, and an additional 81,000 subscribers supported by its support center.
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, which has been approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, holders of MDU Communications common stock will receive a currently calculated 0.759 shares of Multiband common stock for each share of MDU Communications common stock in a tax-free exchange. Multiband will issue 4.3 million shares of its common stock for all issued and outstanding shares of MDU Communications common stock. Based upon a price of $3.00 per share of Multiband common stock, the transaction, including the assumption by Multiband of MDU Communications' outstanding credit facility of $29.7 million, is valued at approximately $42.6 million. The definitive agreement provides for adjustment of the number of Multiband shares if the trading price of Multiband common stock is greater or less than 20% (based on the $3.00) at the time of the merger closing date. In the alternative, Multiband has the option to pay an equivalent $12.9 million in cash for the issued and outstanding shares of MDU Communications common stock. The definitive agreement also provides for contingent consideration to MDU Communications stockholders of record if MDU Communications enters into a definitive agreement with a third party prior to the merger closing date, or within three months after, for the sale of a certain number of subscribers, which would reduce the balance outstanding under their credit facility.
MDU Communications will effectively continue to operate as a subsidiary of Multiband, with the combined business of MDU Communications and Multiband's MDU segment generating approximately $55 million annual pro-forma revenue with pro-forma EBITDA of approximately $8 million post integration, inclusive of direct savings of $4 million per year in redundancy reduction by combining the entities. Additionally, the companies expect reductions in direct costs and the creation of additional incremental recurring revenue streams as the business units are fully combined and transitioned. Multiband, as a whole, operates with 3,700 employees in 33 states with 33 field offices and MDU Communications operates with 102 employees in 17 states with 6 regional offices.
In consideration of the merger, Multiband's management and Board of Directors utilized the following key valuation metrics detailed below in determining the merger price:
-- Multiband currently estimates its subscriber acquisition costs at
approximately $750 per customer through internal build-out of MDU
properties. This would equate to a total cost of over $56 million,
excluding interest, to add a similar number of subscribers as that
acquired through this acquisition, a process that would take two to
three years to complete, with no guarantees that 75,000 subscribers
would be attained.
-- Approximately 70% of the 75,000 MDU Communications' subscribers are
signed to long term exclusive or bulk contracts with many of the
nation's leading property ownership and management companies.
-- Incremental financial benefits can be realized through the introduction
of Multiband's wireless broadband platform to the 75,000 MDU
Communications' subscribers (or the 170,000 wired residences in 790
properties), which would add to future revenue and EBITDA.
-- Commercial customers of MDU Communications (office buildings, stadiums
and arenas) can be layered on to the Multiband internal commercial
platform to increase scale.
James L. Mandel, Chief Executive Officer of Multiband, commented, "Multiband is well positioned to support growth initiatives in the MDU market because we are currently the largest nationwide MDU Master System Operator and have invested significant time, effort and capital into developing our MDU infrastructure, which includes integrated billing software and a world class customer support center. The merger with MDU Communications is a strategic opportunity that will be meaningfully and immediately accretive to our business. MDU Communications has been a recognized and respected provider in the MDU market for over 12 years with a large base of business and capable management. The combined subscriber base will not only add scale to our support services, but will be an important growth center to achieve a higher penetration of multiple revenue streams, namely our push to deliver broadband and digital voice. The merger transaction will position Multiband as the dominate MDU market leader."
Sheldon Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of MDU Communications, stated, "We are pleased to become a part of the Multiband organization and believe that the combination created by our two companies will enable us to better serve our current customers and attract new customers in our markets. Multiband's reputation, financial strength and operating capabilities will enhance our ability to launch new broadband services and meet the expanding needs of our customers. Our stockholders will be receiving shares of a strong, successful company with great potential for diversified growth."
The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2012 and is subject to the finalization of a valuation report on MDU Communications, approval by lenders to both companies, and a vote of the stockholders of MDU Communications, as well as certain other customary closing conditions.
About Multiband Corporation: Multiband Corporation is a public, NASDAQ-listed company (MBND). Multiband Corporation, through a variety of wholly owned subsidiaries, engages with a vast and growing array of technologies including renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, electrical power systems, digital signage, commercial audio/video solutions, hospitality IPTV, and VOD systems. Multiband, via its subsidiaries, maintains nearly 20% of all DIRECTV's installations, maintenance and upgrades for residents of single-family homes. Multiband via its subsidiaries also supplies satellite Internet solutions for homes and businesses across the nation. As the largest nationwide DIRECTV master system operator in the Multiple Dwelling Unit (MDU) market and one of the largest full-service home service providers (HSPs), Multiband is a driven leader in a competitive industry. Additionally, Multiband via its MDU subsidiaries is a leading provider of software and integrated billing services to MDUs on a single bill; including video, voice, data and other value-added local services, both directly and through strategic partnerships. Multiband focuses on providing world-class customer service and the highest level of performance for all of our partners and customers, from multinational corporations to individual families. Multiband is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, and has offices strategically placed around the continental United States.
About MDU Communications: MDU Communications International, Inc. (OTCBB: MDTV) is a leading provider of premium communication/information services, including digital satellite television and high-speed (broadband) Internet services, exclusively to the United States multi-dwelling unit (MDU) marketplace - estimated to include 26 million residences. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, MDU Communications (USA) Inc., MDU Communications delivers DIRECTV® digital satellite television services and high-speed (broadband) Internet systems and is committed to delivering the next generation of interactive communication services to MDU residents.
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. In connection with the proposed merger between Multiband and MDU Communications, Multiband will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") a Registration Statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement of MDU Communications and a prospectus of Multiband. MDU Communications shareholders are urged to read the proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed transaction when it becomes available, as well as other documents filed with the SEC, because they will contain important information. You will be able to obtain a copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about Multiband and MDU Communications, without charge, at the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov). You may also obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC, without charge, by directing a request to Steve Bell, Multiband Corporation, 9449 Science Center Drive, New Hope, Minnesota 55428, telephone (763) 504-3000 or Brad Holmstrom, MDU Communications International, Inc., 60-D Commerce Way, Totowa, NJ 07512, telephone (973) 237-9499.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "may," "hope," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "could," "future" or the negative of those terms or other words of similar meaning. You should read statements that contain these words carefully because they discuss our future expectations or state other "forward-looking" information. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Multiband and MDU Communications caution readers that any forward-looking statement is not a guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statement. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the proposed merger involving Multiband and MDU Communications, Multiband's and MDU Communications' plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, the expected timing of completion of the transaction, and other statements that are not historical facts. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth in Multiband's and MDU Communications' filings with the SEC. These include risks and uncertainties relating to: the ability to obtain the requisite MDU Communications shareholder approval; the risk that Multiband and MDU Communications may be unable to obtain financing or lender approvals required for the merger, or these required approvals may delay the merger or result in the imposition of conditions that could cause the parties to abandon the merger; the risk that a condition to closing of the merger may not be satisfied; the timing to consummate the proposed merger; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers; the diversion of management time on merger-related issues; general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties; the effect of changes in governmental regulations; the effect of changes in DIRECTV's business plan and other factors discussed or referred to in the "Risk Factors" section of each of Multiband's and MDU Communications' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the particular statement and neither Multiband nor MDU Communications undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE MERGER SOLICITATION
Multiband, MDU Communications and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from MDU Communications' shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about Multiband's directors and executive officers is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on July 15, 2011, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, filed on March 30, 2012. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or by going to Multiband's Investor Relations page on its corporate website at http://www.multibandusa.com. Information about MDU Communications' directors and executive officers is set forth in its proxy statement for its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on June 8, 2011, and its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2011, filed on December 23, 2011. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or by going to MDU Communications' Investor Relations page on its corporate website at http://www.mduc.com. Additional information regarding the interests of participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the transaction will be included in the proxy statement/prospectus that Multiband intends to file with the SEC.
Company Contact - Multiband Corporation:
James Mandel, CEO for Multiband Corporation at (763) 504-3000
Investor Contact - Multiband Corporation:
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Company Contact - MDU Communications:
Sheldon Nelson, CEO for MDU Communications International, Inc. at (973) 237-9499
PGi's GlobalMeet® HD App for the iPad® Now Available in the Apple® App Store(SM)
Today's BYOD and Remote Workers Can Now Host, Manage and Join Web Meetings on their iPad
ATLANTA, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PGi (NYSE: PGI), a global leader in virtual meetings for over 20 years, today announced general availability of its flagship mobile meeting app, GlobalMeet HD for the iPad, to meet the rising demands of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and telecommuting workforces in today's increasingly mobile business landscape.
With the new GlobalMeet mobile meeting app, users can join and host web meetings directly from their iPad and talk using PGi's industry-leading Auto-Connect(TM) feature, which automatically connects the meeting audio and eliminates the hassle of dialing-in or dialing-out while on the go. The GlobalMeet app for the iPad is a full-featured experience where users can also:
-- See and hear everyone in the GlobalMeet web meeting -- no matter where
guests are or what device they're using.
-- Easily manage web conference attendees, conference calling features and
web meeting functionality with full meeting host controls on the iPad.
-- Drag and drop files from their desktop into GlobalMeet's enhanced
cloud-based content library, which is accessible on any online device --
desktop, laptop, iPhone® and now the iPad.
-- Easily share all presentations stored in their cloud-based content
-- With a single touch, record GlobalMeet web meetings and GlobalMeet
"Our research shows that tablet users increasingly want to access their web conferences with a reliable, easy-to-use mobile meeting app," said Andy Nilssen, Sr. Analyst & Partner of Wainhouse Research. "PGi's GlobalMeet app for the iPad app could fill this need by facilitating richer, more collaborative tablet-based web meetings for remote workers and mobile business users worldwide."
"With the launch of GlobalMeet 3.0, today's modern workers have the freedom to join meetings the way they want to -- on their tablets, smartphones, desktops, laptops or standard telephones," said Boland T. Jones, PGi founder, chairman and CEO. "The new GlobalMeet app for the iPad is the fulfillment of a promise, enabling businesses to facilitate collaborative, productive web meetings and still meet the rising demands of today's BYOD and mobile workers."
The release of the GlobalMeet HD app for the iPad in the Apple App Store comes on the heels of general availability of PGi's GlobalMeet 3.0 web conferencing, which included game-changing feature enhancements to the cloud-based content library, an advanced, global VoIP softphone, the GlobalMeet for Desktop meeting management tools and more.
About Premiere Global Services, Inc. ? PGi
PGi has been a global leader in virtual meetings for more than 20 years. Our cloud-based solutions deliver multi-point, real-time virtual collaboration using video, voice and file sharing technologies. PGi solutions are available via desktops, tablets or mobile devices, helping businesses worldwide be more productive, mobile and green. PGi has a global presence in 25 countries and an established base of more than 35,000 enterprise customers, including 75% of the Fortune 100(TM). In the last five years, we have hosted more than 725 million people from 137 countries in over 65 million meetings. For more information, visit us at http://www.pgi.com.
Apple, iPad, iPhone and App Store are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
Statements made in this press release, other than those concerning historical information, should be considered forward-looking and subject to various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are made based on management's current expectations or beliefs as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. A variety of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in Premiere Global Services, Inc.'s forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following factors: competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; technological changes and the development of alternatives to our services; market acceptance of new cloud-based, virtual meeting services, including our iMeet(® )and GlobalMeet(® )services; our ability to attract new customers and to retain and further penetrate our existing customers; risks associated with challenging global economic conditions; price increases from our telecommunications service providers; service interruptions and network downtime; technological obsolescence and our ability to upgrade our equipment or increase our network capacity; concerns regarding the security of transactions; future write-downs of goodwill or other intangible assets; greater than anticipated tax liabilities; restructuring and cost reduction initiatives and the market reaction thereto; our level of indebtedness; risks associated with acquisitions and divestitures; the impact of the sale of our PGiSend business; our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, including possible adverse results of litigation or infringement claims; regulatory or legislative changes, including further government regulations applicable to traditional telecommunications service providers and data privacy; risks associated with international operations and market expansion, including fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors described from time to time in our press releases, reports and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. All forward-looking statements attributable to us or a person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.
SlimWare Utilities Rewrites the Rules of PC Backup and Recovery with RecImg Manager, Free Software Designed for Windows 8
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimWare Utilities today announced the launch of RecImg Manager, its free, PC-backup solution designed for Windows 8. Available for free download at http://www.RecImg.com, RecImg Manager is a new way for users to restore and reinstall their entire Windows 8 Operating System and software in minutes without losing personal documents or files. RecImg Manager will work on any Intel-based device running Windows 8, including tablets such as Microsoft's new Surface tablet debuting later this year.
Why System Restore?
Malware, system errors and other malfunctions can make it necessary for users to restore, or "refresh" their PC's operating system. In the past, traditional PC backup and recovery tools have simply taken a snapshot of the PC's entire disk. Unfortunately, this resulted in the loss of any personal documents created or altered since the snapshot was taken, and required a significant amount of space to facilitate storing personal documents.
By contrast, RecImg Manager creates a backup snapshot of just the Windows 8 operating system and installed software. During recovery, RecImg Manager reinstalls only Windows 8 and its components, which means documents, videos, music and other personal files remain untouched and intact - nothing is lost.
And, because RecImg Manager reinstalls just Windows and software, the recovery process takes a matter of minutes, instead of hours or days, as can be the case when installing the entire OS, software and transferring all of your documents onto the drive.
In this way, RecImg Manager turns what would otherwise be a weekend-long task -- identifying the cause of a system error, reinstalling Windows, reinstalling software, transferring all of your personal documents -- into an easy, automated process lasting a few minutes.
"Consumers need the peace of mind of knowing that they won't lose their personal documents and files if they need to reset Windows to fix a system error, or to improve a slow-running machine's performance," said Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities. "We made RecImg Manager specifically for the new Windows 8 operating system to address that need. It's an automatic reset for Windows 8 without losing data."
Automatic Rewind: A Fast System Restore Without Losing Data
Cope noted that RecImg Manager restores Windows 8 components and installed software to the right place on the hard drive without losing documents, pictures, music or other data, and lets users backup and restore their disk to different sources, multiple times.
He added that RecImg Manager also takes a smaller snapshot image - just Windows 8 and installed software, not every personal document - which means the image can be stored on a user's tablet, ultrabook, PC or other device without taking up much space, a valuable time-saving and convenience feature.
RecImg Manager provides an automated, easy-to-use touch-pad interface that makes reinstalling Windows 8 fast, intuitive and simple. RecImg Manager can easily be configured to take system snapshots at scheduled intervals. This helps to ensure that an operating system is always properly backed up. Additionally, RecImg Manager can automatically purge old images, saving valuable disk space. Users can pre-determine where backup images will be stored and schedule automatic backups at no cost.
RecImg Manager uses SlimWare Utilities' cloud database to store an operating system's precise settings and configurations. Icons, shortcuts, personalized settings - all Windows components and applications return to the point before the damage occurred, with the operating system data, files and folders in the same locations. Because RecImg Manager lets users schedule their own back-up times, consumers can choose when and how often they backup their home PC system.
RecImg Manager Key Features:
-- Free, unlimited Windows 8 operating system recovery and reset, including
all system files, program files, settings and installed software, in a
matter of minutes with no data loss.
-- All video, music, personal documents and files all remain intact; no
personal documents are erased during restore or recovery.
-- Backup images are small enough to be stored on tablets, notebooks,
ultrabooks and other Windows devices, making it easy to reinstall
Windows and applications.
-- Seamless integration with devices running Windows 8.
-- Store backups on local and removable drives.
-- Manage multiple backups with name, date, description and backup size.
-- Schedule - and specify the location of - automatic backups.
-- Set the maximum number of snapshots to keep.
-- Automatically purge outdated snapshots.
-- Modern Windows 8 Metro-style interface is easy to use, and works well on
-- Very small application size (downloads and installs quickly).
RecImg Manager is the latest PC utility software product developed by SlimWare Utilities, makers of community-based software for PC cleaning and optimization, including SlimCleaner, SlimComputer and SlimDrivers. For more information, please visit http://www.slimwareutilities.com.
About SlimWare Utilities
SlimWare Utilities automates the solutions to the world's computer problems. Headquartered near Biloxi, Mississippi, SlimWare Utilities' cloud-based, crowd-sourced software provides consumers with personalized applications developed from the community input of IT users everywhere. For more information, please visit http://www.slimwareutilities.com.
The ONLY place to find FREE LUXURY ACCOMMODATION during the LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
...and enjoy living like a local in London and the surrounding areas
LONDON, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US visitors to the Olympics can now find FREE, luxury accommodation by house sitting in London. This credible alternative to expensive hotels has fast become a growing travel trend.
Trustedhousesitters.com helps thousands of people find free retreats, looking after someone's home (sometimes pets) while the owner is away, offering the visitor a unique experience away from the tourist traps, living as a local.
Trustedhousesitters.com is the world's largest housesitting website, with many new house sitting opportunities globally each day. Anyone can join to become a house sitter by easily creating an online profile for homeowners to view. Registered sitters receive daily email alerts about the latest house sits.
London 2012 house sits include staying in an apartment in Westminster, a Georgian townhouse in leafy Richmond, West London, a cottage in the high-end village of Hampstead, North London or a Victorian home in trendy Hackney, East London, all for free.
New opportunities arise each day. As more Londoners prepare to leave the city for their summer vacation, demand for sitters is rapidly increasing.
Hundreds of homes in neighboring counties also require house sitters. Many with fast train links into Central London and the Olympic Village. This is a great way to discover hidden gems in quintessentially English villages such as Sussex, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Hampshire & Buckinghamshire all with easy access into the capital.
If combining a trip to mainland Europe, there are also many house sits available in France, Portugal, Italy and Spain too.
Angela Laws recently secured a house sit in Barnes, London in a stunning 4 bedroom Georgian townhouse, "We're spending 3 weeks here during the Olympics, in a beautiful neighborhood -- central, but less touristy -- to enjoy celebrations with the locals. We're literally saving thousands in hotel and restaurant costs too."
House sitting is more flexible than house swapping, and also enables homeowners in the US (and worldwide) to find an ideal house / pet sitter for free.
To join Trustedhousesitters.com as a house sitter costs from $30USD to receive daily alerts about the latest house sits and to find the perfect house sit during the 2012 London Olympics.
Arthritis Associates of South Florida Acquires Access to Patient Health History Faster with Digital Pen Technology from Anoto and NextGen Healthcare
Joint Solution, NextPen(TM), Imports Patient Information Immediately Into EHR Solution Resulting in Faster Diagnosis and Care for Patients
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Anoto Group, the worldwide leader in Digital Pen and Paper technology, and NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC announced that Arthritis Associates of South Florida has experienced significant benefits since implementing digital pen and paper technology - particularly when importing medical family and social history into their EHR solution.
Arthritis Associates of South Florida specializes in adult and pediatric rheumatology. They treat all types of arthritis and autoimmune disorders through nonsurgical means. Previously, notes from patient visits would be dictated and transcribed and would take about three days to process. Now, by just having the patient fill out a form with a digital pen, the practice can immediately bring relevant data directly into their EHR system. This has resulted in improved efficiency - especially for new patients.
"The information and health history we capture is invaluable in our being able to determine a diagnosis," said Steven I. Goodman, M.D. "Now patients can just fill out forms with the digital pen and we can quickly capture details, such as where they are having pain, how severe it is, what makes it better and what makes it worse. Now, when I walk into the room, I have access to everything I need - it's all right there."
The system works exactly like traditional pen and paper. Each medical assistant is assigned two pens. They provide the patient with the form and the digital pen and then later check to make sure that the data is downloaded correctly. The handwritten information is recorded onto a chip in the digital pen. When the form is completed, the data in the pen is transferred via a computer docking station. The handwritten information is then converted into electronic data for immediate use. The solution also helps to achieve meaningful use standards since the forms contain details such as smoking history, race and demographic information.
"Digital pen and paper technology is enabling healthcare organizations like Arthritis Associates of South Florida to increase efficiencies while also helping them to move toward achieving Meaningful Use," said Pietro Parravicini, senior vice president area manager Americas for Anoto. "Digital pens can quickly capture important information and are very easy to use for staff and patients alike, resulting in immediate benefits."
In addition to their current use of the technology, Arthritis Associates of South Florida is looking to expand the combined solution from Anoto and NextGen Healthcare within its practice to collect data for disease activity levels for rheumatoid arthritis. They are currently in the process of developing a template that patients can use to fill out with questions reflecting the active level of their condition. The practice believes this will help doctors more quickly and easily prescribe what is needed to improve patient comfort and outcomes.
About Anoto Group
Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 100 employees and is headquartered in Lund (Sweden). The company also has offices in Guildford and Wetherby (UK), Boston (US) and Tokyo (Japan). The Anoto share is traded on the Small Cap list of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information: http://www.anoto.com.
4Videosoft Upgrades DVD Copy with Improved Speed and Quality
BEIJING, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 4Videosoft, an innovative software provider of DVD/video converters, iPad/iPhone/iPod transfer software, PDF software and system utilities for both Windows and Mac users, newly upgrades the professional DVD Copy with improved DVD parsing/copying speed as well as DVD copy quality.
4Videosoft DVD Copy is the advanced DVD copying and cloning software for copying DVD-9 to DVD-9, and DVD-5 to DVD-5 in 1:1 ratio exactly and compressing DVD-9 to DVD-5 with high quality. It not only copies DVD discs, but also DVD folders and ISO image files for backup or other use. Also, DVD Copy can burn local DVD folders or ISO files to DVD discs. Three DVD copy modes (Full Copy, Main Movie, Customize) are provided for you to choose according to your need. This means that you can copy a whole DVD disc with its special features entirely: intros, trailer and ads, or you may copy the main movie only, or just copy the specific titles/chapters selected. DVD Copy works well with DVD-R(W), DVD+R(W), DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, ISO image file, DVD folder along with Dual Layer 8.5GB disc. The subtitles and audio tracks of the source DVD are listed for your choosing to add to the output DVD. During the copy process, you can choose to include or skip menu.
The updated DVD Copy allows you to preview the source DVD with the built-in player. Meanwhile, you can take pictures of your preferred scenes in the DVD and save as JPEG, GIF, BMP. There are four interface languages (English, Japanese, German, French) available, making it convenient and effective for users from different language regions. Improved DVD parsing ability can directly accelerate DVD copying speed, improving the DVD copy quality. For more information or for the free trial version of this software, please visit the following website: http://www.4videosoft.com/dvd-copy.html
Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista,
OS Supported: Windows 7
800MHz Intel or AMD CPU or above; 512MB RAM
Hardware Requirements: or more
About 4Videosoft Studio
4Videosoft Studio is a professional multimedia software provider, which aims to constantly produce excellent multimedia desktop applications for all Windows and Mac users, so as to give 4Videosoft users an unparalleled digital life. With advanced technologies, dedicated R&D team and progressive spirit, it can always bring multimedia users various surprises and excellent audiovisual experiences. For more information, please visit: http://www.4videosoft.com.
SOURCE Harbour Software
CONTACT: Darcy Gao of 4Videosoft Studio at +86-18701489910 or email@example.com
Infinite Power Solutions Launches Self-Powered Wireless Environmental Sensor Eval Kit
Reference Design for Indoor Environmental Sensing & Control Uses Harvested Energy to Recharge THINERGY Micro-Energy Cell for Autonomous Operation
LITTLETON, Colo., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS), an industry leader in solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film battery solutions today announced the availability of the IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit. The new evaluation kit is a complete wireless sensor reference design that includes a microcontroller and radio module from Microchip Technology and multiple indoor environmental sensors. System power is provided by a paper-thin yet curiously powerful THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC), an eco-friendly, all-solid-state battery solution that is continuously recharged using ambient energy harvesting, allowing decades of autonomous, maintenance-free operation. THINERGY MECs enable low cost, hassle-free, permanent power solutions for a variety of low power, small form factor, industrial and consumer wireless sensor applications. This evaluation kit will help designers develop self-powered wireless sensors for smart home and building automation systems.
The IPS-EVAL-EH-02 evaluation kit enables design engineers to develop and evaluate self-sustaining "green" sensor solutions, displacing the use of conventional batteries and supercapacitors that require frequent replacement, especially when exposed to elevated temperature conditions. The kit includes a variety of integrated environmental sensors, such as a Passive Infra-Red (PIR) occupancy sensor, a humidity sensor, an ambient light sensor and a temperature sensor. The sensor system and data transfer is managed by the Microchip PIC24 microcontroller. A MiWi(TM) IEEE 802.15.4 compliant radio module, also from Microchip, is used to communicate with the Zena(TM) 2.4 GHz Wireless Adaptor included in the evaluation kit. This allows users to develop their own environmental sensor systems and easily interface them with PC-based applications. The kit also features the MAX17710 device from Maxim Integrated Products, the industry's first complete power-management integrated circuit (PMIC) solution dedicated to micro-energy harvesting and battery protection.
The power supply design features a 4V THINERGY( )solid-state, rechargeable, micro-energy cell combined with ambient energy harvesting to create an autonomous, self-powered system. The integrated THINERGY MEC201-7S is a near loss-less energy storage cell the size of a postage stamp, yet fully capable of powering the entire sensor system. Self-discharge is so low and insignificant that energy can be reliably stored for many years on a single charge. Recharge is provided from an included solar panel and users can attach their own energy harvesters as well. Because they don't wear out like conventional batteries, THINERGY MECs can be permanently installed in the sensor system and will last the lifetime of the application. Thanks to their high power capability, 100,000 recharge cycles and near zero leakage current, MECs are well-suited for energy harvesting based wireless sensors. With an expected lifetime of up to 20 years, THINERGY MECs require no maintenance or periodic replacement compared to other batteries and supercapacitors. By eliminating replacement labor costs, THINERGY MECs allow for the lowest total cost of ownership. Moreover, THINERGY MECs contain no heavy metals and are organic-free and inherently safe. As a result, THINERGY MECs are changing how the power source for micro-electronic systems is being designed, both now and in the future.
The IPS-EVAL-EH-02 Wireless Environmental Sensor Energy Harvesting Evaluation Kit is available for purchase now from a variety of IPS authorized distributors.
About Infinite Power Solutions (http://www.InfinitePowerSolutions.com)
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) - a U.S. clean-technology company - is a global leader in manufacturing solid-state, rechargeable, thin-film batteries for embedded applications. Founded in 2001, IPS is privately held with corporate headquarters and volume manufacturing in Littleton, Colo. THINERGY® Micro-Energy Cell (MEC) products are paper-thin and provide unprecedented power and efficiency in micro-energy storage, displacing conventional coin cells, supercapacitors, and other micro-battery solutions. MECs uniquely enable ambient energy-harvesting solutions to create miniature, autonomous, perpetual power supply solutions and serve consumer applications such as Bluetooth® Smart devices and other wireless sensor nodes, including those enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). MECs also provide backup power for real-time clocks, memory modules, and solid-state drives. Leveraging its core technology and manufacturing expertise, IPS is now developing high capacity solid-state batteries to power next generation cell phones and tablet computers.
THINERGY and MEC are registered trademarks of IPS.
SOURCE Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
Infinite Power Solutions, Inc.
CONTACT: Terri Sundseth, Infinite Power Solutions, +1-303-749-4754, TSundseth@InfinitePowerSolutions.com
Ice Age: Continental Drift -- Arctic Games From Activision Publishing And Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Hits Retail Stores Today
MINNEAPOLIS, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Prepare for ice-cold competition as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced today the release of Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games, the latest video game installment for the upcoming Ice Age movie franchise. Available on Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360®, Nintendo's Wii(TM) system, and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM) handheld systems, fans young and old will keep cool in zany sporting events with their favorite pals, Manny, Sid, Diego and more!
In Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games, a secret treasure has fallen into the hands of the Ice Age gang and trouble has stirred over the glaciers as to who will keep the prized riches. Naturally, the best way to settle the score is through a series of wintery sporting events! Join the jolly "Herd" or the mischievous "Pirates" to compete in the first ever Arctic Games to determine who can land their paws on the prize. Play as Manny, Diego, Sid, and other prehistoric pals in competitive games like glacier hopping, ski jumping, and squirrel cannon. Gamers can compete through story mode, free play, and tournament style games to reach for new records and earn gold, silver, and bronze acorn medals. Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games is perfect for gamers of all ages to get together and laugh their way through silly competition. It's time to team up with your favorite sub-zero friend and go for the gold!
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available on Kinect for Xbox 360 for a suggested retail price of $39.99, Wii and Nintendo 3DS for $29.99, and Nintendo DS for $24.99. For more information on Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games please visit http://www.activision.com. For more information on the feature film head over to http://www.IceAgeMovie.com.
About Ice Age: Continental Drift
With over $4 billion in box office, home entertainment and consumer products sales, the ICE AGE franchise is a perennial hit. The next theatrical installment, Ice Age: Continental Drift, arrives intheaters in 3-D July 2012. Fans will follow Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, with world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny and the herd encounter a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. The film features a returning cast voiced by Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, and Queen Latifah, along with new characters voiced by Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Peter Dinklage, Wanda Sykes, Keke Palmer, Nick Frost, and Aziz Ansari, among others. For more information on the feature film, please visit http://www.IceAgeMovie.com.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third-party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
About Fox Filmed Entertainment
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's Web site, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected release date of Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
Geeknet Media Launches Data Center Website for Enterprise IT Pros
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Geeknet Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet Inc. (Nasdaq:GKNT), today announced the launch of its first website dedicated to data centers and infrastructure, SlashDataCenter http://slashdot.org/topic/datacenter/
SlashDataCenter will offer the latest information about the data centers, IT infrastructure and enterprise networking strategies and systems that serve both on-premise applications and the cloud. Users will have access to exclusive content, created by a high-profile roster of content experts, business leaders, analysts and application creators. A newsletter http://newsletters.p.slashdot.org/slashdatacenter_newsletter_signup.html and links to Geeknet's Slashdot website will provide additional layers of insight, as well as the opportunity to interact with a broad community of IT professionals and influencers.
SlashDataCenter joins SlashBI http://slashdot.org/topic/bi/, a website focused on business intelligence and analytics, as well as SlashCloud http://slashdot.org/topic/cloud/, a website covering the latest in cloud computing. All three websites are part of Geeknet's growing collection of online properties dedicated to the technologies that are changing how we live and work. These websites complement Slashdot, which will continue to act as the social media destination for tech community interaction and discussion.
"We are excited to launch SlashDataCenter which fills a void in enterprise IT coverage, providing news, insight and deep content focused on the challenges of running a data center in today's global 24x7 business world," said Geeknet Media Vice President and Editor-in-Chief Stephen Wellman. "We are confident this site will give data center managers and the IT pros who work daily with enterprise infrastructure the critical information they need to do their jobs."
Slashdot is the first and leading social media destination for technology professionals and IT decision makers. Slashdot's highly engaged community of IT influencers share and socialize hundreds of pieces of content every day, including news, analysis, peer questions and professional insight. Slashdot is a website of Geeknet Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeknet Inc. (Nasdaq:GKNT).
Geeknet is the online network for the global geek community. We serve an audience of approximately 50 million users* each month and provide the tech-obsessed with content, culture, connections, commerce and all the things that geeks crave. Want to learn more? Visit geek.net
(*March 2012 Unique Visitors: 50.2MM. Source: Google Analytics and Omniture.)
Geeknet is a trademark of Geeknet, Inc. SourceForge, Slashdot, ThinkGeek, and FreeCode are trademarks of Geeknet, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.
EMC Enables State of Michigan's Transformation to IT-as-a-Service
Delivers Michigan's Citizens With "One-Stop Shopping Experience" for Online Services
HOPKINTON, Mass., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that the State of Michigan's IT organization is using EMC storage, software and professional services to further transform how IT services are delivered to agencies and residents. The State of Michigan has always been responsive to individual agency requests - but a new IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) model will enable even better partnership with agencies to identify their needs and provide service catalogs with defined rate structures that make it easier for agencies to "shop" for services. As a result, EMC is helping the State of Michigan provide even greater responsiveness to the fast-changing needs of its agencies and citizens, improving the quality of online services for Michigan residents and dramatically reducing IT capital and operational expenditures.
-- Improved Performance--The State has increased the performance of its
critical Human Services application by 20%, improving service to users
while extending the value of its storage investments.
-- Better Service Quality--As a result of its IT transformation, the
State's IT organization is able to offer a growing array of services
online, such as motor vehicle registration and child support services,
providing citizens with a convenient one-stop shopping experience.
-- Increased Flexibility--The State is now able to partner with agencies to
identify their needs and provide service catalogs with defined rate
structures that make it easier for agencies to shop for services with
its new IT-as-a-Service model.
Customer Challenges and Solution:
Looking to endure the challenging economic conditions in the best way possible, the State of Michigan's departments experienced deep budget cuts and made the difficult decision to reduce its staff through attrition and retirements despite seeing its IT storage environment grow 25% annually over the past five years. At the same time, demand for government services was increasing dramatically. The State's data center resources were overextended, and its IT staff was spending nearly all of their time on installations and support instead of developing new services.
To transform the way IT services are delivered and how those IT services support the state's agencies, the State created a Virtual Center of Excellence (VCOE) built on EMC technologies. The VCOE serves more than a dozen agencies with IT-as-a-Service offerings ranging from motor vehicle registration and driver licensing to unemployment insurance and child support services. By leveraging EMC technologies and services, the State is achieving greater agility in meeting the growing needs of agencies and citizens while improving quality of new online services for agencies and Michigan residents.
The State standardized on EMC technologies including EMC VMAX® storage that is configured with Fully Automated Storage Tiering for Virtual Pools (FAST VP) and data-at-rest encryption (DARE). The State uses EMC RecoverPoint(TM) remote data protection solution for disaster recovery, as well as EMC Data Domain® for backup and recovery. The virtualization environment includes VMware virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions including vSphere server virtualization with vCenter Site Recovery Manager and vCloud Director, as well as Citrix XenApp. EMC Global Services was engaged to help implement the virtualized infrastructure and educate internal customers on the value of VCOE services.
On its IT Transformation:
Vern Klassen, Director of Technical Services, State of Michigan
"We are creating a much more satisfying, one-stop shopping experience for our citizens. Residents can now renew their driver's license, register to vote or even start a new business through the convenience of a web portal. We've eliminated the inconvenience of waiting in long lines and making multiple trips to different offices."
"Since adopting virtualization and automation, we don't need as many server administrators, so we're shifting those individuals into more service-oriented, customer-focused roles. We're becoming better marketers of our services and operating more like a business, which is essential to competing with external service providers."
"We've developed operating-level agreements to assure agencies of improved service uptime and faster response to trouble tickets. A key part of our transformation is driving better metrics around our services. The agencies more accurately know what to expect and we are far more accountable."
On its Storage Infrastructure:
Rick Hoffman, Storage Manager, State of Michigan
"Because we've become more efficient by virtualizing, consolidating and deploying deduplication, the number of people to support our systems has remained unchanged even though our storage has grown by 25% annually over the past five years. With EMC technologies, we are able to deliver tiered levels of availability and performance that match the performance and cost requirements from each agency."
"Not only are we meeting the service demands of our clients, but able to get more horsepower from our storage investments and ultimately save on long-term expenditures. For example, EMC's FAST VP and FAST Cache has increased the performance of our critical Human Services application by 20%."
-- Customer Profile: State of Michigan
-- Learn more about EMC VMAX and EMC Global Services
-- Connect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and ECN
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
EMC, VMAX, FAST, EMC RecoverPoint and Data Domain are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE EMC Corporation
CONTACT: Jen Boucher, +1-508-249-6837, Jen.firstname.lastname@example.org
iTrinegy Network Emulators Assure Mission-Critical National Government and Military Applications
RENO, Nevada, and CAMBRIDGE, England, July 10, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
iTrinegy announces that their network emulators are being used to ensure IP-based
networked applications for military and national government in both the US and UK are
fully network-ready before roll out into the field.
iTrinegy's network emulation
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-emulators ] technology is being used to
test application performance in the network prior to deployment into the live
environments. In the USA, Ernest McCaleb a Network Architect for ManTech
, a company providing advanced technological services to the United
States government, said he knew that the best way to find out how an application will
perform in different network environments was to place an application in the 'real-world'
network. "We service multiple agencies within the Department of Defense, and understanding
the issues that would impact application performance is an essential part of the testing
process." said Ernest. "Being able to simulate things like a degraded circuit, latency,
packet loss and jitter is really important, so that no matter where our client's data
travels, we will have the ability to identify and mitigate any serious performance
iTrinegy [http://www.itrinegy.com ] has one of the most comprehensive ranges of
network emulators in the world, with a particular specialism in the testing of IP over
Wireless Networks (including Radio over IP - RoIP). Our network emulators are being used
to introduce network impairments such as bandwidth control, latency (delay), jitter,
errors and packet loss on demand so that a wide range of real world network conditions can
be tested to see how well data application will cope.
SEA [http://www.itrinegy.com/images/itrinegy/downloads/sea-case-study.pdf ] (a
signatory to the Aerospace and Defence industries supply chain initiative in the UK) also
had a need to guarantee that there would be no problems with application performance and
made the decision to test applications in a proposed network, testing under the most
difficult network conditions, with a particular emphasis on network latency and jitter.
They also wanted to see how the applications would perform under normal conditions, Brian
Stenhouse of SEA: "We realised quickly that what we needed was a network emulator and
through online research we produced a shortlist of products that matched our requirements.
It didn't take us long to choose iTrinegy's INE for Windows, a windows software-based
emulator that allowed us to define the performance parameters of our application very
"When dealing with Mission Critical applications, it's essential to have the ability
of offering repeatable and controllable 'real world' network conditions ranging from good
to poor states. This enables comprehensive performance testing of applications earlier in
the product development lifecycle," said Frank Puranik, Product Director for iTrinegy.
"For military applications
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/solutions/by-industry/military ], our Network Emulators
are unlikely to completely eliminate the need to conduct vital, but expensive field
trials, but, their use should reduce the need for subsequent re-trials, as many bugs and
performance issues would have been spotted and corrected long before in the emulated
environment. As a result, it will be possible to save large amounts of time and money and
achieve more rapid system deployments."
iTrinegy Network Emulators are used world-wide by organizations such as Lockheed
Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS, Boeing, NASA, Cobham Defence, Selex, General Dynamics,
Ministry of Defence and US military sectors to develop simulated IP network environments
that can be used to test the resilience of IP-based systems and applications before they
are actually deployed in the field. Building on their years of experience in application
performance over difficult networks they have recently supplied many customers looking to
understand how applications would perform in cloud and virtualized networks before
committing budget and resources to any changes within IT.
About iTrinegy: iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to address the
whole Networked Application Performance Lifecycle(TM) from initial design & development,
through testing, QA, to production rollout and on-going performance monitoring
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-application-monitors ]. Many leading
organizations deploy iTrinegy technology including Alcatel, Aviva, BlackRock, BT, HP,
General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Logica, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger,
Starbucks, and Unisys. iTrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a select
network of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.itrinegy.com
Press Contact: Debra Wilkins, PR Manager
Tel USA +1-888-448-4366
Tel UK: +44(0)845-226-1900
Life Design Station International, Inc. (LDSI) Introduces Innovative Global Social Music Platform
Backstage Vibe(TM) to Revolutionize the Music Industry
NEW YORK, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Design Station International, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LDSI), revolutionizing music and the industry, will transform the way music is created, produced, promoted and sold. The development and creation of Backstage Vibe(TM), an innovative global social music platform, positions the artist to rise to fame by propelling their music to reach the world faster, greater and unequaled in the industry today.
Backstage Vibe(TM) leverages the proven popularity and success of Internet-based music and social networking websites. Inspired by pure musical artistry and created for the artist, the international platform brings together key players of the music industry into one powerhouse network: artists, producers, promoters and fans will have a real musical home here. Backstage Vibe(TM) will create a powerful community blending unparalleled music, e-commerce and artistic flow at its core.
According to industry research firm IBISWorld's recent report on the Social Networking Sites (SNS) industry, social networking revenue is expected to grow at a 35.8% annualized five-year rate to $4.8 billion in 2012 (April 10, 2012).
Brian Zisk, executive producer of the SF MusicTech Summit comments, "It's a much healthier ecosystem for folks to be selling digital formats instead of physical formats. That's the future, and the way it's going. The ability for folks to purchase music everywhere has really expanded the digital marketplace. They don't need to go to a physical store -- anywhere the phone is, people are able to purchase music."
LDSI has created an innovative global product offering with multi-channel revenue streams to capitalize on this high-growth market. For a preview of Backstage Vibe(TM), visit http://www.BackstageVibes.com.
About Life Design Station International, Inc.
Life Design Station International, Inc. (LDSI) is a music-inspired corporation. The Company empowers artists, producers and other music professionals to reach millions of potential customers. Life Design Station International, through its Internet-based division, develops and directs an innovative global social platform allowing artists from the U.S. and the world to interface collaboratively in order to promote, produce and sell their musical artistry. LDSI's Backstage Vibe(TM) provides a leading-edge, secure and user-friendly environment for the sale, distribution and securing of world talent from one source.
Red Hill Studios Releases Be There: San Francisco Innovative Travel App
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning transmedia developer Red Hill Studios announces the release of Be There: San Francisco, the first in a series of innovative 'virtual presence' apps that let you explore famous locations as if you were actually there. With Red Hill's proprietary Panopticon(TM) technology, this revolutionary app reads the gyroscopes on the iPad/iPhone and updates the view in perfect sync with your movements. Custom soundscapes complete the immersive experience.
Gaze upon the San Francisco skyline and then slowly turn your body to change your view ... there's the Golden Gate Bridge, then Sausalito, and Alcatraz Island. This amazing new form of virtual reality lets you explore this beautiful city and its surroundings as never before.
"Amazing is the way most people described it during Beta testing," says Creative Director Bob Hone. "We've created a seamless connection between your movements and your view. You really have to feel this app to believe it."
The Be There: San Francisco travel app, now available in the Apple App Store, provides insightful, detailed pop-up descriptions of more than sixty famous and not-so-famous San Francisco landmarks as you explore high definition panoramas. You can also jump between locations in the city for speedy 'virtual sight-seeing.'
Co-designed by Senior Programmer Charlie Brown, the app includes twelve explorable panoramic nodes: Coit Tower, Ferry Building, Twin Peaks, Marin Headlands, Washington Square, Russian Hill, Lombard Street, Painted Ladies, Mission Murals, Chinatown, and Muir Woods. The app includes a rare historical 1878 panorama that reveals a quaint but bustling San Francisco taken by famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge. With Panopticon technology, it's like you've stepped back in time to witness the birth of this thriving city.
The 'freemium' app lets you sample the magic for free with explorable panoramas from Coit Tower and the Twin Peaks. You can then explore the rest of the 12 panoramas and dozens of 'insider-only' tidbits about local landmarks for $2.99.
Red Hill will be releasing a suite of Be There apps in the coming months including virtual explorations of Yosemite Valley, Boston, New York City, and Washington D.C.
Red Hill Studios is an award-winning transmedia design company that creates online science games and apps, interactive games for health, and immersive museum exhibitions. It also conducts research into new educational and health gaming paradigms. Red Hill Studios is based in San Rafael, CA.
Ekahau Launches Anti-Theft Wi-Fi Tag for Laptop and Tablet Computers
The new L4 Tag, Designed Specifically for Tracking Computers, Extends Ekahau's Wi-Fi-Based Real Time Location Solutions Into Data Security
RESTON, Virginia, July 10, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Ekahau Inc., the worldwide leader in high performance Wi-Fi-based Real Time Location
Systems [http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/overview.html ] (RTLS),
today announced the launch of its newest Wi-Fi tag, the L4 Laptop tag. The L4 tag is a
small flat unit designed to be plugged into the ExpressCard slot. The tag works with the
Ekahau RTLS system which can track and manage the tags anywhere on a campus that has Wi-Fi
By knowing the location and status, the Ekahau RTLS system can alert users if a laptop
or tablet computer leaves a designated area or if it enters e.g. an unsecure area. The L4
features a built-in motion sensor to detect movement and to manage how the tag
communicates. A tamper alert switch detects if the tag is being removed from a laptop and
as a programmable SOC (System on a Chip) design allows the tag to be configured to the
user's exact requirements. The L4 tags are supported on all major enterprise Wi-Fi network
brands without the need for any proprietary readers or sensors.
The L4 complements Ekahau's extensive line of Wi-Fi tags
[http://www.ekahau.com/products/real-time-location-system/wi-fi-tags.html ] which are
designed to provide enterprise customers with detailed visibility on the location and
status of assets and people. "Our customers, especially in the healthcare and government
sectors, have been asking for a product like this that is specifically designed for
portable computers. The L4 provides an additional layer of physical protection in a form
factor and design that is transparent to the end-user and worry-free for the system
administrator." said Tuomo Rutanen Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing at Ekahau.
"While the prices of mobile computers are declining, the requirements are increasing for
data protection via acts such as HIPAA and HITECH as well as internal corporate and other
The L4 can simply be inserted into an ExpressCard slot and is activated with a few
keystrokes. The L4 can be programmed to report on a fixed time interval as well as using
the on-board motion sensor to report when the unit is moved. The L4 has an internal
rechargeable battery that is recharged from the laptop ExpressCard slot. When the laptop
is turned off or the battery of the laptop is depleted, the L4 will run for several weeks
on its internal battery. The L4 can detect and report the power status of the host laptop
The L4 starts shipping to customers in early July and will be available through Ekahau
and its resellers world-wide.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's
customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits
of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization
[http://www.ekahau.com/products/ekahau-site-survey/overview.html ] tools. Ekahau's
solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as well as by
manufacturing, retail and industrial companies, government agencies and the military.
Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators and
international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications.
Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with headquarters in Reston, VA, and other offices in
Saratoga, CA; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau,
please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
Integrated Solutions Between Symantec, LabTech Delivered as a Result of Technology Alliance Partner Program Participation
TAMPA, Fla., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LabTech Software, the only powerful, robust-featured remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform developed by a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for Managed Service Providers, today announced Symantec's partnership in its Technology Alliance Partner Program (TAPP). Symantec's participation will allow existing and future Symantec customers to leverage the LabTech platform to help deploy, set up, manage and monitor backup and endpoint security across multiple domains, customers and offices from a single console and location, if desired.
Symantec's participation in LabTech Software's TAPP will span across the Symantec Backup Exec and Symantec Endpoint Protection solutions. Additionally, the partnership will enable stronger integration between the two companies' solutions to benefits partners.
Click to Tweet: Lab Tech and Symantec offer integrated solutions for backup and recovery and endpoint protection.
"Symantec prides itself on offering partners superior value, market differentiation and sustainable revenue opportunities through the delivery of our innovative backup and security products," said Stephen Banbury, vice president channel and alliance marketing, SMB and cloud, Symantec.
"Our relationship with LabTech underscores our commitment to MSPs, as we focus on delivering the integrated solutions and support they need to maximize opportunities in the market and drive profitability across their business."
Symantec Backup Exec is one integrated product that protects virtual and physical environments, simplifies both backup and disaster recovery, and offers unmatched recovery capabilities. Powered by Symantec V-Ray technology, Backup Exec quickly restores single files to entire servers, critical Microsoft applications, and VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments to dramatically minimize business downtime.
Symantec Endpoint Protection is a fast and powerful endpoint security solution for both virtual and physical systems providing state-of-the-art defense against all types of attacks. It seamlessly integrates essential security tools into a single, high-performance agent with a single management console.
"LabTech Software collaborates with best-in-class backup and security providers to offer partners the most extensive product line available with the latest features and functionalities to ensure they are adequately prepared to handle their customers' data needs," said Matt Nachtrab, LabTech Software CEO. "By add Symantec as an alliance partner, we are extending that commitment by featuring Backup Exec and Endpoint Protection as not only standalone offerings but integrated solutions that further deliver the value of LabTech's automated IT platform."
LabTech Software's TAPP offers vendors the opportunity to get plugged into LabTech's market-leading platform for IT solutions providers and customers looking for the ability to manage multiple solutions and brands from a single-pane-of-glass. Partners interested in integrating their solutions into LabTech Software's portfolio of offerings can learn more or may apply to become a member of LabTech Software TAPP by contacting email@example.com.
For more information about the latest simple, scalable and affordable RMM solutions from LabTech Software, including Symantec Backup Exec and Endpoint Protection, and to register to attend a LabTech/Symantec webinar on Friday, July 13th, visit http://www.labtechsoftware.com/webinars.php.
About LabTech Software
LabTech is the only Managed Service tool for remote monitoring, management, (RMM) and automation developed by a Managed Service Provider (MSP) for MSPs. Our affordable, agent-based platform so closely emulates what technicians do in the field that techs can provide the same support remotely. Because we understand how to manage a growing MSP business, we make it easier to procure their software and allow partners to add agents as they grow. For more information please visit http://www.LabTechSoftware.com or call 877-522-8323.
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MULTICORE programming made easier: Texas Instruments delivers new multicore evaluation modules, jumpstarting customer designs on TMS320C665x KeyStone-based DSPs
Starting as low as $349, TI's C665x EVMs pave the way for a new era of lower power, more portable applications requiring very high-performance processing
DALLAS, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Facilitating easier development with high-performance multicore processors, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the availability of two new evaluation modules (EVMs) for its KeyStone-based TMS320C665x multicore digital signal processors (DSPs). The TMDSEVM6657L and TMDSEVM6657LE EVMs allow developers to quickly get started designing with TI's newest processors, the TMS320C6654, TMS320C6655 and TMS320C6657. Combining fixed- and floating-point capabilities, TI's C665x multicore processors deliver real-time high performance at low power coupled with smaller form factors so that developers can more effectively meet the requirements of markets such as mission critical, industrial automation, testers, embedded vision, imaging, video surveillance, medical, and audio and video infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.ti.com/multicore.
"Our goal has always been to make multicore programming easier and more accessible to developers," said Ramesh Kumar, business manager, multicore processors, TI. "With the availability of our new, low-priced C665x EVMs, we are driving our KeyStone devices into smaller and more portable products, enabling developers to take advantage of multicore in a wider range of high-performance and portable applications."
TI's TMDSEVM6657L sells for $349, and the TMDSEVM6657LE sells for $549. Both EVMs include a free Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK), TI's Code Composer Studio(TM) integrated development environment and suite of application/demo codes to allow programmers to quickly come up to speed on the new platform. In addition, TI's TMDSEVM6657L includes an embedded XDS100 emulator, while the TMDSEVM6657LE includes a faster emulator, the XDS560V2, for quicker program load and ease of use.
Starting at just under $30 at 10 KU, TI's C665x processors offer developers access to devices that are high performance while still being power and space efficient. The low power consumption and small form factor of 21mm x 21mm enable portability, mobility and low power energy sources such as battery and interface powering to drive breakthrough products. The C6657 features two 1.25-GHz DSP cores, delivering up to 80 GMACs and 40 GFLOPs, while the C6655 and C6654 singlecore solutions deliver up to 40 GMACs and 20 GLOPS and 27.2 GMACs and 13.6 GLOPS, respectively. Under normal operating conditions, the C6657, C6655 and C6654 power numbers are at 3.5W, 2.5W and 2W, respectively. TI's C665x DSPs also feature large on-chip memory coupled with a high-bandwidth and efficient external memory controller, making them an ideal choice for a variety of high-performance and portable applications.
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-- Read TI's C665x product bulletin and white paper
-- Watch TI's C665x overview video and Ask The Experts series
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-- Read TI's white paper
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-- Engage with our expert on the Multicore Mix
About TI's KeyStone multicore architecture
TI's KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high-performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing. Learn more at http://www.ti.com/multicore.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
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Fusion-io and Princeton University Scientists Team Up to Seamlessly Extend Memory from DRAM to NAND Flash
New Extended Memory Feature for ioMemory SDK Breaks Through DRAM Capacity Limitations for In-Memory Performance with Less Complexity for Application Developers and Lower Cost to Customers
SALT LAKE CITY, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that it has collaborated with Princeton University computer scientists to design a new subsystem called Extended Memory, available exclusively for Fusion ioMemory as part of the Fusion-io Software Development Kit (SDK). The Extended Memory subsystem transparently extends system memory from DRAM onto flash, providing much more high-performance memory capacity than currently possible with DRAM alone. Extended Memory simplifies complexity for application developers and extends cost savings to customers who can significantly boost performance with applications customized to leverage ioMemory.
"DRAM is not only a costly resource in modern computing, but the capacity DRAM offers is also extremely limited. Extended Memory offers a cost-effective alternative to large DRAM installments by allowing applications to extend their in-memory data from DRAM onto ioMemory," said Vivek Pai, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Princeton. "Princeton's academic research and design is focused on developing significant advancements in computer architecture, and it's exciting to collaborate with leaders like Fusion-io to bring these innovations to market to help power better performance and efficiency for companies around the world."
Many enterprises are attracted to the benefits of storing all data in-memory, especially to meet the needs of webscale, cloud and big data computing, but DRAM is cost-prohibitive, not persistent, and limited in capacity. The Extended Memory feature intelligently tiers data between available DRAM in the system and the persistent NAND flash tier, making it much more affordable for organizations to greatly expand the size of their in-memory data sets with a powerful software-driven solution.
"The Fusion ioMemory architecture is uniquely suited to innovation like the Extended Memory subsystem," said Chris Mason, Fusion-io director of kernel engineering and principal author of the Btrfs file system for Linux. "Since Fusion ioMemory has moved beyond legacy disk-era protocols, we can integrate new features like the Extended Memory subsystem to truly advance application performance for enterprise computing in ways that are simply not possible with traditional SSDs."
The Extended Memory subsystem dynamically moves frequently accessed data pages into memory on-demand while transparently migrating rarely accessed data pages from DRAM into ioMemory. This allows developers to simplify application design by assuming that entire datasets are in-memory, without the costs associated with DRAM purchase and operation. Application developers are able to further tune performance through software development kit tools that lock selected pages into DRAM, giving access to NAND flash as memory, instead of treating it as an extension of disk storage. This allows legacy applications to scale up with flash memory, instead of scaling out, boosting performance and reducing total cost of ownership.
"Fusion-io is proud to collaborate with the world's leading academic institutions and computer scientists to deliver breakthroughs that help our customers and technology partners advance their businesses," said Brent Compton, Senior Director of Product Management, Fusion-io. "The ability to optimize key operating system subsystems for flash with tools such as Extended Memory simplifies performance for developers in ways that were out of reach just a couple of years ago. We look forward to working with Princeton and other engineering leaders to continue simplifing complexity in application acceleration."
To learn more about the Extended Memory feature for the Fusion-io SDK, go to developer.fusionio.com. To learn more about Fusion-io, visit http://www.fusionio.com.
Fusion-io has pioneered a next generation storage memory platform for shared data decentralization that significantly improves the processing capabilities within a datacenter by relocating process-critical, or "active", data from centralized storage to the server where it is being processed, a methodology referred to as data decentralization. Fusion's integrated hardware and software solutions leverage non-volatile memory to significantly increase datacenter efficiency and offers enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. Fusion's data decentralization platform can transform legacy architectures into next generation datacenters and allows enterprises to consolidate or significantly reduce complex and expensive high performance storage, high performance networking and memory-rich servers. Fusion's platform enables enterprises to increase the utilization, performance and efficiency of their datacenter resources and extract greater value from their information assets.
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Certain statements in this release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, including, but are not limited to, statements concerning the anticipated benefits of our Fusion ioMemory products, including the Extended Memory subsystem and the Fusion-io Software Development Kit. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions regarding future events and business performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, anticipated, or implied in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to, the risks that the end users may not realize the anticipated benefits of our products and such other risks set forth in the registration statements and reports that Fusion-io files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on the Investor Relations section of our website at http://www.fusionio.com. You should not rely upon forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee that the future results, levels of activity, performance or events and circumstances reflected in the forward-looking statements will be achieved or will occur. Fusion-io undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason after the date of this press release.
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The Neat® Company Adds Cloud and Mobile Services to its Comprehensive Digital Filing System
With the addition of NeatCloud® and NeatMobile® Neat's comprehensive Digital Filing System gives consumers and small businesses an easy way to acquire, access, and share their important information from anywhere
PHILADELPHIA, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Neat® Company, a leader in Digital Filing Systems for the small business and home, today announced general availability of NeatCloud® and NeatMobile®. With these new services, Neat customers will be able to access and share the information in their Neat Digital Filing Systems from virtually anywhere. Users will also be able to immediately add documents, receipts, and business cards into their Digital Filing System using the camera on their mobile devices.
"Instead of just storing static files somewhere, Neat activates the information that is otherwise locked on paper or trapped in digital documents. What's more, Neat provides immediate access to the information you need at exactly the time you need it," explained Jim Foster, Chief Executive Officer, The Neat Company. "Neat's unique ecosystem will enable our customers to acquire documents by scanning, emailing, and snapping a picture. Customers can also access documents from computers, tablets and smartphones and run reports, export data to other applications, share files and folders and search for information in revolutionary new ways."
Neat's Digital Filing System consists of the Neat software platform; the company's popular scanning solutions NeatDesk® and NeatReceipts®; and NeatCloud and NeatMobile. With the addition of cloud and mobile services, Neat addresses paper, digital, and mobile content in one comprehensive system. New and enhanced features of Neat's Digital Filing System include:
NeatCloud - NeatCloud is an online Digital Filing System designed to provide users with their own, personalized cloud-based information system. NeatCloud is the first cloud-based solution to incorporate Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and parsing technology. NeatCloud can extract data from items in the Digital Filing System to create entirely new value for the user. By "activating" this data, users can search for and share important documents, manage eReceipts, create expense reports and digital contact lists within the Digital Filing System. NeatCloud also syncs with Neat's desktop software and mobile app to provide users with seamless access to all their important information no matter its original source or format.
Expanded Search - A powerful feature of NeatCloud is Neat's Expanded Search capability. Neat users can now find information they may have stored in multiple cloud services including Google Docs, Dropbox and Evernote. Users simply type a search term, pick the services they want to search and access the relevant search results from a single Neat interface. Searches can be saved and will automatically continue to add files that match that search criteria.
NeatMobile - With NeatMobile, iPhones and iPads can be used to quickly view all the information in a Digital Filing System while on the go. NeatMobile also turns mobile devices into a Neat scanner by allowing users to "scan" images using the camera on their mobile device. In the same way Neat's industry-leading scanners leverage OCR and parsing to transform paper documents into actionable data, NeatMobile extracts information from mobile images. NOTE: NeatMobile is currently available on Apple's iOS devices and will be released for the Android operating system in August.
NeatVerify - Images captured with mobile devices may suffer from poor environmental effects such as a shaky hand, bad lighting or image skewing. For near perfect accuracy, users of NeatMobile can sign up for NeatVerify, a monthly subscription service that ensures that data taken from images is 99% accurate. The data extracted from the image is arranged in data fields which are reviewed and verified by real people and returned to the user's Digital Filing System within minutes. Neat customers can choose to turn NeatVerify on or off for each image, giving them full control over what images are processed through the system.
Additional Features and Functions
Other unique capabilities of the Neat Digital Filing System include:
-- Sync: When information is added to Neat's Digital Filing System it's
synchronized between all devices. For example, files scanned with
NeatDesk or NeatReceipts are saved to Neat's software and automatically
synced with NeatCloud. They are also available to be viewed through the
-- Share: NeatCloud users can share individual files or folders with
anyone. The person with whom they share will be able to view only the
selected file or folder. If a folder is shared, parties will be able to
exchange comments on the documents within the shared folder.
-- Email In: With NeatCloud users will create Neat email addresses and can
request vendors or others send receipts or documents directly into their
Neat Digital Filing System completely eliminating the need for paper
receipts while speeding organization.
-- Back Up - All information in the Neat Digital Filing System will be
securely and safely back up. Customers will no longer have to worry
about a hard drive crash or lost mobile device.
Pricing and Availability
NeatMobile will be free-of-charge to those who have subscribed to the top two NeatCloud plans. Click here to downloadthe NeatMobile app from the Apple App Store. You can also simply search for "Neat" on the Apple App Store to find and download NeatMobile.
NeatDesk and NeatReceipts can be purchased online at Neat.com, Apple.com and Amazon.com. They are also available through retailers such as Staples, Office Depot, OfficeMax and Best Buy.
* Today The Neat Company also announced availability of NeatScan®, a mail-in, bulk scanning service that scans documents for Neat users and sends digitized versions directly to NeatCloud accounts. (see press release announcement here)
**NeatCloud is supported on the following popular browsers: Internet Explorer v8 or higher, Safari v4 or higher, Google Chrome, and Firefox.
About Digital Filing Systems
A digital filing system is a desktop and cloud-based repository where important documents and information can be safely stored, organized, accessed and shared. The information can originate from analog (paper) or digital formats (PDF, JPEG, etc.) and be placed in the digital filing system by scanning, emailing, mobile device image capture or uploading.
About The Neat Company
The Neat® Company is the leading manufacturer of Digital Filing Systems for the small business and home markets. Neat's unique combination of cloud, mobile, desktop software and hardware scanning solutions transform important documents into usable digital information. Neat's comprehensive digital filing system helps you organize, access and share both paper and digital documents simplifying everyday tasks so you have more time to do what matters. Neat's solutions consist of NeatDesk®, NeatReceipts®, NeatCloud®, NeatMobile®, NeatVerify® and NeatScan®. Learn more at http://www.neat.com.
Esurance Launches Car Insurance Discount For Facebook Users In Texas
Esurance Like to Save(TM) Discount Offers Nearly 13 Million Texans a Ten Percent Discount on Their Car Insurance
SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, is now offering drivers in Texas a ten percent discount on their car insurance for "liking" Esurance on Facebook.
The "Like to Save" discount is the first car insurance discount of any kind strictly for Facebook users and it is a natural extension of Esurance's heritage as a company born of the internet and using the latest technology to better serve customers.
Esurance is offering the Like to Save discount to embrace the sheer number of Texans using Facebook.* According to social media analytics company Socialbakers, Texas has the second biggest Facebook user population in the United States, with 12,762,340 users.** In addition, three major Texas cities collectively account for more than four million Facebook users:
-- Houston - 1,846,600 users
-- Dallas - 1,319,920 users
-- San Antonio - 854,200 users
Consumers in the Lone Star State can go to http://www.esurance.com/like2save to get an online car insurance quote; during the quoting process they can elect to "like" Esurance for an immediate ten percent discount on their policy. The discount is also applied to future policy terms, and is in addition to various other discounts that Esurance offers.
* This discount is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook.
** Data as of 7-9-2012
Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With easy-to-use mobile apps, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world(TM) and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit http://www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).
K2 Energy Solutions Inc. Leads the Launch of Revolutionary HT Technology that Extends Battery Life
HENDERSON, Nev., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- K2 Energy Solutions Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of proprietary, lithium iron phosphate based energy and power batteries and battery systems, commercially launched its Revolutionary HT Technology in its energy optimized cells in the first quarter of 2012. This revolutionary technology significantly extends the effective operating temperature range of its batteries, consequently extending the overall life of the batteries utilizing it. The company expects to fully implement the technology in its power optimized cells by the third quarter of 2012.
HT technology solves one of the primary challenges in the commercialization of rechargeable lithium ion batteries, the rapid degradation of battery capacity at elevated temperatures. The operating life of a battery, with HT technology, improves by as much as six times when compared to conventional lithium ion technology measured at 60 degrees C (140 degrees F). High temperature performance has limited the use of lithium ion batteries in some transportation, energy storage and military applications where battery systems must frequently operate in extreme environments. K2 Energy Solutions Inc. believes that its HT technology will greatly accelerate the commercialization of its battery systems.
Dr. James D. Hodge, K2 Energy Solutions Inc.'s Chief Technology Officer says, "The introduction of our new HT products is a major step forward in lithium-ion battery technology." He goes on, "The development of this technology is part of our company's process of continual improvement of our batteries and systems to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers. As the first company to launch this HT technology, the introduction of it contributes to K2 Energy Solution Inc.'s position as an industry leader in providing robust, cost-effective lithium iron phosphate energy storage solutions."
K2 Energy Solutions Inc.
K2 Energy Solutions Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium ion batteries, cells, packs, modules and systems for a broad range of mobile and fixed energy storage applications. Our customers include electric vehicle makers, utility companies, medical equipment makers, industrial equipment manufacturers and government agencies, among others opting for the safe, clean, cost effective and reliable alternatives to current battery technologies. K2 Energy Solutions Inc. is a privately funded corporation formed and headquartered in Henderson Nev., with manufacturing and assembly capabilities in the US, Europe and Asia. For more information please visit http://www.k2energysolutions.com
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LifeProof Floating LifeJacket Adds Buoyancy and Drop Protection to Waterproof iPhone Case
- New LifeJacket with lanyard ideal for staying connected while boating, fishing, mountain climbing, and more -
ORLANDO, Fla., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAST 2012 (Booth 813) -- LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, today announced the launch of the new LifeProof LifeJacket. Made from high-density foam, the LifeJacket is designed for anyone that uses their iPhone in the water or is looking for increased drop protection. Now swimmers, fishermen, mountain climbers, construction workers, and parents can take their iPhone into extreme environments and still stay connected.
Float and splash with your iPhone and the new LifeProof LifeJacket:
LifeProof LifeJacket: The LifeProof LifeJacket surrounds the LifeProof iPhone 4/4S case, floats in water and provides enhanced shock and scratch protection if dropped (up to 20 feet). The LifeJacket comes with a lanyard and wrist strap and features quick-release attachment points, allowing you to keep your hands free and your iPhone close. MSRP is $39.99.
"LifeProof encourages people to live life - to swim, surf, ski, hike, bike or play with the kids, all while staying connected. Boaters, fisherman and swimmers have been clamoring for a way to keep their iPhone close in the water to use apps and stay in touch," said Gary Rayner, CEO of LifeProof. "The LifeJacket not only floats, but it will protect your iPhone from bump and impacts while rock climbing or accidental drops from great heights."
LifeProof LifeJacket Features:
-- Day-glow orange color ensures visibility in dense brush or water
-- Buoyant -- will float to the surface if dropped in water
-- Light-weight construction gives a comfortable grip
-- All buttons and features of iPhone are accessible while in the
LifeJacket, including speaker and microphone
-- Made from durable high-visibility, shock, tear, and stain resistant foam
-- Quick release lanyard and wrist strap can be attached to eyelets on each
-- Easy and quick to install and remove, no tools required
The LifeProof LifeJacket and an array of new colors and accessories will be featured during the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). Dubbed the world's largest sportfishing trade show, iCAST runs from July 11 through July 13, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center (Booth 813) in Orlando, Florida.
LifeProof's company mantra is Freedom; LifeProof designs, manufactures and markets an entirely new category of products designed to give people more freedom from environmental constraints. Based in San Diego, LifeProof offers elegant and protective cases for smartphones and tablets that enable full functionality and interactivity under any condition encountered in daily life. The registered brand name 'LifeProof' is inspired by the protection and fully functional convenient operation of the device in water, mud, dirt, or snow. LifeProof has received numerous awards, including the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award and About.com's Readers' Choice Award 2012. For more information, visit http://www.lifeproof.com.
MicroStrategy Launches Wisdom Professional, Innovative Consumer Analytics Tool That Unlocks Treasure Trove of Consumer Insights
MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional Empowers Businesses to Gain Valuable Insights about Customers, Competitors and Trends
AMSTERDAM, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroStrategy® Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, today announced the availability of MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional(TM) at MicroStrategy World 2012, the Company's European user conference being held in Amsterdam. MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional is an analytical application that can explore the full spectrum of personal data contained in Facebook about consumers, including their demographics, interests, activities and preferences.
MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional provides businesses with unique intelligence on the demographics, interests and social graph of more than 12 million anonymous, opted-in Facebook users. Businesses using MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional can uncover details about their fans as well as those of their competitors. Access to these consumer analytics can empower businesses to fine-tune their existing products and services, launch a new product or service to reach specific consumer types, expand into new markets, and more effectively compete in the marketplace. MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional is available immediately on an annual subscription basis. To sign up for a free month trial of MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional, visit: http://www.microstrategy.com/wisdompro/.
MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional Taps into the World's Biggest Focus Group
MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional allows users to analyze a wide array of consumer data, including demographics, brand interests, media interests, activity interests, social connections, location check-ins, and life events. MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional empowers companies to perform the following analyses:
-- Demographic and Psychographic Analysis. Comprehensive view of consumer
populations according to their demographic attributes, their interests
as expressed by "likes" on Facebook, or their activities captured by
Facebook "check-ins." For example, a sports equipment retailer can
generate an Interest profile for males, between the ages of 18 and 45,
who like Nike and Adidas, to determine what music they should be playing
in their stores, what products they should be stocking, and what
services they should be providing, all based on the interests of this
-- Geo-Targeting of Fans. View location and density of your fans and your
competitors' fans plotted on a map. For example, a local radio station
can analyze where their fans live, work, and play, and develop local
guerilla marketing promotions based around this intelligence.
-- Brand Interests. Discover your customers' brand preferences, as well as
what they like to read, watch, wear, and much more. Brand or marketing
managers can get comprehensive information about their consumers as well
as their competitors' customers. For example, a convenience store can
research the packaged food brands their fans are interested in and stock
-- Brand Comparisons. Compare two or more brands directly to identify
differences in demographic and psychographic profiles of their fans,
such as Amazon vs. Walmart fans. With this insight, a business is
better equipped to plan the promotional mix for an individual brand or
product line and make better-informed co-marketing, cross-selling,
up-selling, and brand ambassadorship decisions. For example, a product
manager can compare the demographics of their fans with those of their
competitors to determine differences in location, affluence, age,
married status, etc.
-- Audience Research. Analyze audiences for demographic and psychographic
characteristics to understand their interests, demographics and
psychographic make-up. For example, a conference organizer can
determine in which trade magazines to advertise based on the news
preferences of their fans.
-- Psychographic Comparisons. Analyze the interests and demographics of two
or more psychographic groups of consumers to reveal valuable insight on
how to reach each audience with the right marketing messages. Wisdom
Professional contains over 30 pre-defined psychographic groups
representing different consumer types, such as outdoor enthusiasts,
budget shoppers, pet lovers, brand conscious, and so forth.
MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional also integrates third-party data sources, such as U.S. Census data, to derive income estimates and to backfill missing data points. The application includes an "affluence score" that indicates the wealth of any given population segment; an "influence score" that ranks a person's social networking influence; and a "popularity score" that rates a person's social networking popularity.
"MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional is an innovative customer analytics application that provides businesses with a broad spectrum of Facebook profile information, based on our growing Wisdom Network that currently consists of more than 12 million Facebook users," said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy Chief Operating Officer. "Whether you work in marketing, research, product development or sales, MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional empowers businesses to learn about their Facebook consumers so that they can provide more personalized products and services, engage with new customers, and gain a competitive advantage."
About MicroStrategy Incorporated
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications. MicroStrategy's BI platform enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. Companies choose MicroStrategy BI for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy's mobile intelligence platform helps companies and organizations build, deploy, and maintain mobile apps across a range of solutions by embedding intelligence, transactions, and multimedia into apps. MicroStrategy's social intelligence platform includes a number of applications that help enterprises harness the power of social networks for marketing and e-commerce, as well as a suite of free consumer friendly apps that use MicroStrategy's enterprise technologies. The MicroStrategy Cloud offering combines MicroStrategy and third-party software, hardware, and services to enable rapid, cost-effective development of hosted BI, mobile, and social applications. To learn more about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), visit http://www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).
MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, and MicroStrategy Wisdom Professional are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
PlumChoice Expands Portfolio, Empowers Partners to Delight Customers
11 Years of Expertise Captured In PlumChoice Technology Services Solution
BILLERICA, Mass., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PlumChoice®, Inc., an innovator in the technology services sector, today announced a groundbreaking expansion of the company's portfolio with its software-as-a-service platform, Technology Services Solution (TSS). Encapsulating 11 years of PlumChoice technology services innovation and expertise, TSS enhances the ability of PlumChoice and its partners to provide superior, end-to-end technology support services. PlumChoice partners can use TSS to build, manage and grow premium technology services businesses or augment existing technical support programs. TSS is a testament to PlumChoice's holistic technology services vision, which is focused on uniquely delivering and enabling others to deliver technology services anchored in the customer experience.
PlumChoice's decade-plus capabilities in technology services, customer experience, best-practice processes and technology are now available in a single package to organizations looking to interact with customers in new ways and provide a differentiated service experience that builds loyalty and long-term customer relationships. With TSS, organizations can deliver efficient, effective technology support services to fit their unique business needs, extending or enhancing a current program or building a new technology services business.
PlumChoice partner N.E.W. Customer Service Companies (NEW), a leading provider of extended service plans and product protection programs, selected TSS as their technology services solution of choice.
Based on the success of a TSS-enabled technology services program launch for a major NEW client, Tim Smith, Director of Product Development at NEW said, "Our research of premium tech support platforms focused on solutions that would allow our customer care team to operate at peak performance while delivering a seamless, unmatched industry experience to our end users. With the increasing number of connected devices in the home and consumer demand for support, we saw opportunities for our partners and wanted a way to take our tech support to a new level. Partnering with PlumChoice did just that. Their customer-centric platform innovations and proven leadership in the industry allow us to deliver a one-call-does-it-all service experience resulting in complete customer satisfaction."
"TSS is a game-changer," said Ted Werth, Chief Strategy Officer of PlumChoice. "Smart devices, mobile and wireless capabilities and interconnected digital entertainment products have transformed the way consumers live and work, but the support infrastructure hasn't kept up with new demands. With TSS, companies can create and manage successful technology services businesses to meet that demand. TSS extends the amazing capabilities and support resources that have made PlumChoice the technology services solutions provider of choice to our partners. TSS enables other companies to leverage PlumChoice's long-standing expertise and SAFElink®, the technology support industry's only integrated business services delivery technology, via a powerful new software-as-a-service solution. TSS gives forward-thinking companies like NEW a way to enhance productivity for both their technical staff and their customers."
TSS integrates preventive, self-initiated and technician-assisted service automation technologies to empower end users and service desk agents to better support customers at the first point of contact. It is a reinvention of technology support services that focuses on the customer experience, increasing call center efficiency, reducing costs, improving sales and enabling seamless service overflow management by putting customers first.
TSS includes Virtual Support Agent (VSA), a desktop software application that monitors computers, proactively fixes basic issues, detects problems that require intervention and sends user alerts, providing recommendations to assist users with resolving problems. VSA connects users to a support technician to resolve more complex technical issues. In addition, TSS includes Triage and Service Portal (TASP). In conjunction with VSA, the Portal delivers customer tracking and ticketing capabilities, device telemetry and changes, and an Incident Automation Library to initiate service automation. Unlike similar applications, TASP does not require remote control access to deliver support services.
PlumChoice®, Inc. technology services solutions enable the transformation of customer satisfaction into customer loyalty. Whether powering a premium technology services business, augmenting a technical support program or enabling more efficient management of an IT service desk/help desk function, PlumChoice delivers scalable software and turnkey services that influence customer loyalty, increase profitability, drive down support costs and improve productivity. Founded in 2001, PlumChoice is headquartered in Massachusetts with offices in Colorado and Sweden. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of best-of-breed solutions, including its software-as-a-service Technology Services Solution and Tific® Support Automation solution, plus turnkey and fully managed remote and on-site services - all leveraging the patented SAFElink® technology.
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Beta Enhances dtSearch® Document Filters to Display Highlighted Hits in Context with Document Images (as well as Text) in Popular "Office" and Email Formats
Beta has additional enhancements regarding multi-level nested files and emails; dtSearch proprietary document filters also support a wide range of web-ready file types, dynamic website data, and databases
BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- dtSearch Corp., a leading supplier of enterprise and developer text retrieval along with document filters, announces beta testing of Version 7.70 of the dtSearch product line. The new version adds multiple improvements to the document filters spanning the dtSearch product line. For customers in need of data parsing, conversion and extraction only, the dtSearch Engine APIs (native 64-bit/32-bit, Win/Linux C++, Java and .NET through 4.x) also make the document filters available for separate OEM licensing.
Document Filters. dtSearch's proprietary document filters support a broad range of data types (many of which already include combined image and text support):
-- "Office" documents: MS Office, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF, etc.; the beta
also adds support for Japanese Ichitaro documents
-- Emails: MS Exchange, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc., all with nested
-- Compression formats: ZIP, RAR, GZIP/TAR, etc.
-- Web-ready data: HTML, XML/XSL and PDF--all already with full image (in
addition to text) support
-- Dynamic data: PHP, ASP.NET, SharePoint, etc.-- all already with full
image (in addition to text) support
-- Databases: SQL including BLOB data (through the dtSearch Engine APIs),
MS Access, XBASE, XML, CSV, etc.
The document filters support parsing of all of the above data types as well as text extraction and/or conversion to HTML as required for browser display with highlighted hits.
Embedded Image Enhancements. The new beta extends the document filters to add image support to Word (.doc/.docx), PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx), Excel, (.xls/.xlsx), Access (.mdb/accdb), RTF, and email files including Thunderbird (mbox/.eml), and Outlook (.pst/.msg) files. The beta displays these formats showing highlighted hits in context with both text and now images.
Multi-Level Nested File Enhancements. The dtSearch document filters also support documents and images in multi-level nested configurations. For example, the beta would support not only viewing images in an email file, but also images in a PowerPoint embedded in a Word document attached as a zipped file to an email message. A new "object extraction" API lets developers navigate through the structure of each embedded object as a hierarchy, and optionally extract each object.
Spider. The Spider works with local and remote, static and dynamic web content. Hit-highlighted searching can span any level of site depth, across any number of public and private or secure sites, including support for log-ins and forms-based authentication. The Spider is built into the dtSearch product line, and accessible through a .NET API for programmers.
Terabyte Indexer. dtSearch enterprise and developer products can index over a terabyte of text in a single index, spanning directories, databases, online data, and emails. The products can create an unlimited number of indexes, and simultaneously search them. Indexed search time is typically less than a second, even across terabytes of data. Online indexed searching operates in a "stateless" environment, supporting unlimited concurrent search threads.
Search Options. The dtSearch product line includes 25+ full-text and fielded data search types, including special forensics search options. dtSearch products offer federated or distributed searching with integrated relevancy ranking across any number of different data repositories. The dtSearch Engine APIs also support faceted searching and other advanced data classification objects.
International Language Support. dtSearch products support all Unicode languages, including both right-to-left languages, and special Chinese/Japanese/Korean character options.
The dtSearch Engine. The dtSearch Engine for Win & .NET and the dtSearch Engine for Linux make available dtSearch document filters and instant searching for a wide range of Internet, Intranet and other commercial applications. The SDKs include native 64-bit and 32-bit C++, Java and .NET (through 4.x) APIs. For over a hundred developer case studies, please see http://www.dtsearch.com/casestudies.html. In addition to standard OEM licenses, the SDK also makes available the document filters for separate OEM licensing.
Other dtSearch Products. The new release also covers dtSearch Web with Spider for quickly publishing instantly searchable data to an Internet or Intranet site, dtSearch Network with Spider for instantly searching across a network, dtSearch Publish for publishing searchable data to portable media, and dtSearch Desktop with Spider for desktop search.
For more information, or to download fully-functional evaluations, please call 1-800-IT-FINDS (or 301/263-0731), email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.dtsearch.com.
The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval® since 1991, dtSearch offers over 21 years of experience in parsing and searching data. The dtSearch product line includes enterprise and developer text search products, meeting some of the largest-capacity text retrieval needs in the world. dtSearch products have received hundreds of excellent case studies and press reviews. (Please see http://www.dtsearch.com for these.) The company has distributors worldwide, including coverage on six continents.
Altera Reduces Design Complexity in High-Performance 40GbE/100GbE Designs with Latest IP Core Offering
40GbE/100GbE IP Provides a Complete Solution for Customers Integrating Ethernet Into FPGA-Based Systems
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced the production availability of its 40-Gbps Ethernet (40GbE) and 100-Gbps Ethernet (100GbE) intellectual property (IP) cores. These cores are effective for building systems requiring very high throughput-rate standard Ethernet connections, including chip-to-optical module, chip-to-chip, and backplane applications. The media access control (MAC) and physical coding sublayer plus physical media attachment (PCS+PMA) sublayer IP cores are IEEE 802.3ba(TM)-2010 standard compliant, reducing design complexity for customers integrating 40GbE and 100GbE connections on Altera's 28-nm Stratix® V FPGAs and 40-nm Stratix IV FPGAs.
"As more system designs use Ethernet at high speeds--not only for local-area network attachment but to interconnect within systems--subsystem IP, including 40GbE/100GbE MAC and PCS+PMA layers, becomes a vital component in the system design team's toolkit," said Vince Hu, vice president of corporate and product marketing. "These cores, optimized for integration with Altera development kits and Altera's Quartus® II software v12.0, create high-performance, low-cost, subsystem IP in Stratix IV and Stratix V FPGAs."
With this development, Altera is enabling the system-level throughput promise of 40GbE/100GbE and raising the level of design abstraction for FPGA designers, while boosting design team productivity. The 40GbE and 100GbE MAC and PHY IP cores provide an interface composed of a single packet-based channel that is logically compatible with previous-generation Ethernet systems. The cores are supported in Altera's Stratix V GT and GX FPGAs with transceivers operating at data rates up to 28.05 Gbps and 14.1 Gbps, respectively, and Stratix IV GT FPGAs with transceivers operating at data rates up to 11.3 Gbps. Stratix FPGAs combine high density, high performance and a rich feature set, allowing customers to integrate more functions and maximize system bandwidth.
Pricing and Availability
Altera's 40GbE and 100GbE IP cores are available for separate download from Altera.com and are compatible with the recently announced Quartus II software v12.0. For more information on Altera's 40GbE and 100GbE IP cores, please visit http://www.altera.com/40-100GbE. For pricing information, please contact email@example.com.
Altera® programmable solutions enable system and semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more about Altera's FPGA, CPLD and ASIC devices at http://www.altera.com. Follow Altera via Facebook, RSS and Twitter.
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Verizon Wireless And RIM Announce New BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9310 Smartphone
Easy-to-Use BlackBerry Smartphone with all the Tools to Stay Productive and Social
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and WATERLOO, Ontario, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 9310 smartphone, a stylish new smartphone for socially-connected customers.
The BlackBerry Curve 9310 is a slim and easy-to-use smartphone ready to help customers make the move from a basic phone to a smartphone. It includes all the core BlackBerry messaging and social-centric applications that let customers easily connect to the people and things that matter most to them. Running on BlackBerry 7.1, the Curve 9310 also features the iconic BlackBerry keyboard for quick and easy typing and a dedicated BBM(TM) key for instant access to RIM's popular mobile social network.
Facebook® and Twitter(TM) apps allow customers to easily interact with their social network in real time, and, with the new Social Feeds 2.0 app, they can post updates to multiple social networks simultaneously and capture updates from news sources (RSS feeds), social apps and instant messaging apps, all in one consolidated view.
-- 3.2-megapixel camera - easily share pictures and video with friends
through text, BBM, Facebook and Twitter
-- VZ Navigator® capabilities for customers to receive audible
turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share
directions with others
-- On-device Parental Controls - customers can grant as little or as much
access to the Internet, social networking and messaging as they see
appropriate. Create a select list of contacts for both incoming and
-- microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 32 GB
Pricing and availability
-- The new BlackBerry Curve 9310 smartphone will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com starting July 12 and will be in Verizon Wireless
Communications Stores in the coming weeks for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in
rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers receive the
rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the
card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
-- New customers who purchase the BlackBerry Curve 9310 will need to
subscribe to a Share Everything plan starting at $80 monthly access for
unlimited talk and text messaging and 300 MB of data. Customers can
visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything for additional information
on data plans.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com. Business customers can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit http://www.rim.com or http://www.blackberry.com.
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