Fast Growing Fan Convention MomoCon Expands Gaming and Animation
MomoCon Prepares Year Round to Put On the Best Convention Possible
ATLANTA, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MomoCon Animation and Gaming Convention returns to Atlanta on Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (May 23rd - 25th) with the expectation of historical growth for fan run convention. In 2013, MomoCon exceeded all expectations and set a new attendance record of 12,200 people growing by 42% over 2012. Anticipated growth for 2014 has convention planners preparing for a similar increase in attendance for 2014. According to Dan Carroll, Senior Director of Media Relations for the event, "Current estimates for attendance are over 15,000 attendees."
"MomoCon's incredible growth for 2013 means 2014 will need to be even bigger and better!" said Christopher Stuckey MomoCon's Internal Chairman. "MomoCon 2014 will feature the addition of over 50,000 sq ft of event space. We will continue to use the Hilton Atlanta, but also expand into the adjacent Marriott Marquis."
The MomoCon Team prepares for the convention year round. Volunteer meetings are held year round and help to recruit and train the massive volunteer team. MomoCon volunteers are known for planning for the convention with very strong customer service training. Organizers work tirelessly to manage and organize the best possible fan convention by guests, working with gaming and anime companies, and creating an event schedule that includes over 700 hours of programming.
MomoCon's history started with the Georgia Tech anime club, Anime O-Tekku. Alumni from the school and the club opened the first MomoCon to the public in 2005. The event hosted 700+ attendees. Since then, the convention has achieved explosive growth.
For 2014, the convention will have an outstanding array of celebrity and industry guests. Animation guests this year include voice over legends Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, and Tress MacNeille among others. Gaming guests are expanding this year, headlined by Troy Baker who plays Booker DeWitt in Bioshock Infinite. New media guests include YouTube stars from the ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, CavemanFilms, and SkyDoesMinecraft. Cosplay, as always, will play a big part in the fun of MomoCon.
For those interested in attending MomoCon 2014, the hotel registration is already available online for $129 a night and advanced memberships are also for sale for only $40 for all 3 days at MomoCon.com
OmniVision's OV5670 Offers 5-Megapixel Upgrade Solution For Rear- and Front-Facing Cameras in Mobile Devices
New PureCel(TM) Image Sensor Leverages 1.12-micron Pixel for Improved Performance and Smaller Die Size
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced the high-performance OV5670, the company's first 1.12-micron 5-megapixel PureCel(TM) image sensor. The low-power OV5670 delivers exceptional still images and high-definition video in an ultra-compact, 1/5-inch optical format form factor, making it an attractive camera solution for both front- and rear-facing camera applications in smartphones and tablets.
"The OV5670 is uniquely positioned in that it brings tremendous value and performance to camera applications on both sides of a mobile device. Its compact form factor and small optical format allow manufacturers to easily upgrade camera resolutions from 2-megapixel to 5-megapixel for main cameras in feature phones, and for front- and rear-facing cameras in smartphones and tablets," said Archie de Guzman, senior product marketing manager at OmniVision. "The popularity of mobile software applications focusing on video-conferencing has fueled consumer demand for higher-resolution front-facing camera solutions that also meet the space constraints of today's mobile devices. OV5670 provides an ideal solution."
The OV5670 PureCel image sensor can capture full resolution 5-megapixel (2592 x 1944) images at 30 frames per second (FPS), quad HD video at 30 FPS, cropped 1080p HD at 60 FPS, or 720p HD at 60 FPS. When recording 720p HD video with binning, the sensor achieves sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio that is comparable to popular 1.75-micron pixel-based sensors. Additionally, the sensor's 1.12-micron pixel achieves similar full-well capacity as OmniVision's previous generation 1.4-micron pixel.
When the OV5670 is recording full resolution video, it uses approximately 35 percent less power than OmniVision's previous generation 5-megapixel sensor. The sensor's ultra low power mode further reduces power consumption, thus minimizing battery drain.
The OV5670 fits into a compact 6 x 6 x 3.5 mm camera module. The device is available in both CSP and RW packages. It is currently in volume production.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal of the OV5670 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV5670, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
OmniVisionÂ® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. PureCel(TM) is a trademark of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Elbit Systems of America Leverages the Future Airborne Capability Environment Standards in Research and Development Efforts
FORT WORTH, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has a rich history of
supporting our aviators through the integration of mission processors and cockpit
upgrades. Continuing this commitment of providing innovative solutions for the safety of
our military men and women, Elbit is extending its support by adopting the Future Airborne
Capability Environment (FACE(TM)) Consortium's standards into its research and development
efforts as well as new software development programs.
Established in 2010, the FACE(TM) Consortium was created to enhance interoperability
and software portability for avionics software being used across DoD platforms. The
standardization of the software hosting environment promotes integration of new software
and rapid portable capabilities. Through the combined efforts of the US military, industry
leaders, and educational institutions, the FACE Consortium sets a new standard for
As a founding member of FACE, Elbit recognized the need for the quicker development of
capabilities and a faster delivery of final products to our warfighters.
"We know the threats our aviators face are ever-changing," comments Raanan Horowitz,
president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. "We are pleased to support the FACE
Consortium's groundbreaking efforts to develop a hosting environment that will allow for
much faster integration of new capabilities. Elbit Systems of America is committed to
implementing the FACE standards into our avionics research and developmental."
Elbit Systems of America is currently using FACE standards in research and development
as well as incorporating the FACE standards across several of its existing DoD programs.
"The new FACE blueprint simplifies software development," commented Dr. Andrew Hull,
Senior Engineer at Elbit Systems of America. "With the ability to easily use our software
on multiple platforms, we are can offer affordable solutions to our customers.
Furthermore, the standardization of the hosting environment sets the foundation for a
system that is more robust, portable, and secure."
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system
solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical
instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of
America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security
of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd.
(NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs
for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide
range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its
subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command,
control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance
("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space
systems, EW suites, signal intelligence ("SIGINT") systems, data links and communications
systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military
platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial
aviation applications and providing a range of support services, including training and
Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered
or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the United States and in
foreign countries. Copyright (c) 2014 Elbit Systems of America. All rights reserved.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section
27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries
(collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or
current fact. Forward Looking Statements are based on management's expectations,
estimates, projections and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as
amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain
risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results,
performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to
a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer
contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting
priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which
the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others;
differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to
perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory
proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is
contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as
of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking
Indiegogo Campaign to Bring Wi-Fi Capability to OhMiBod Pleasure Products
State-of-the-Art App Allows Couples to Control Their Vibrator from Anywhere with a Smartphone
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OhMiBod, creator of the original music vibrator, has launched a campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo that will allow individuals to use a smartphone to control their partner's vibrator over long distances using a Wi-Fi-enabled OhMiBod Remote App.
OhMiBod combines a state-of-the-art app with award-winning product designs to give users real-time control over their partner's vibrator using an Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.
Designed for solo or partner play, users can choose from an unlimited number of vibration patterns using five different control modes: voice-to-vibration, touch control, tap and save, accelerometer and preset patterns.
The Indiegogo campaign will run from May 6, 2014 through June 19, 2014. OhMiBod has set a $20,000 goal, which will enable them to complete the addition of Wi-Fi capabilities to the OhMiBod Remote App, making it available for purchase by July 2014.
There is an existing, free version of the OhMiBod Remote App that uses a Bluetooth(Â®) connection. It was developed for their forthcoming smartphone-controlled line, blueMotion(TM)--a next-generation wearable vibrator that received rave reviews following its launch at CES 2014. With the addition of Wi-Fi capability, the OhMiBod Remote App will give users real-time control over their partner's vibrator whether they're 10 or 10,000 miles apart. The new app works with all OhMiBod app-compatible pleasure products.
"The OhMiBod Remote App helps couples stay intimately connected by using their smartphones to control each other's vibrators remotely," said Suki Dunham, Founder of OhMiBod. "Technology can drive people apart, but we've created something that uses your digital devices to bring you closer together--no matter how far apart you are physically."
Contributors to the OhMiBod Indiegogo Campaign can receive discounts on the blueMotion(TM) wearable vibrator (a $129 value) and other exciting perks, based on their level of donation. Users can easily download the in-app upgrade to the OhMiBod Remote App from Google Play or the App Store for just $4.99 once the Wi-Fi-enabled version becomes available.
About OhMiBod: OhMiBod is driving the evolution of the pleasure industry with an expansive range of high quality, body-safe products that combine technology with sensuality. For more information, visit http://www.ohmibod.com.
99Games Launches Official 'Million Dollar Arm Game' Worldwide on Windows Phone, iOS and Android
UDUPI, India, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
After the commercial success of its first Bollywood game 'Dhoom: 3 The Game', 99Games
announces the worldwide launch of its first Hollywood based game, 'Million Dollar Arm
Game'. The game is based on the history-making talent hunt sports competition - 'Million
Dollar Arm' that saw two Indians being inducted into baseball teams for the first time and
is now available for download worldwide on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms.
"We are thrilled to be creating a series of cross-platform digital gaming experiences
inspired by The Million Dollar Arm talent hunt competition in collaboration with 99Games.
'The Million Dollar Arm Game' is fun and addictive," said JB. Bernstein, author of the
Best-Seller 'The Million Dollar Arm' and Co-Creator of the history-making Million Dollar
"We are truly excited about the Million Dollar Arm Game as this is our first step into
Hollywood gaming," said Rohith Bhat, CEO of 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd. "Sports games have
done very well in the past and we are confident of hitting a homerun with the Million
Dollar Arm Game."
In the game, players test their pitching abilities by passing through a series of
challenges, where the goal is to knock down the targets. In this race against the clock,
Top Scorers earn a place on the Leaderboards. The game can be downloaded from popular
storefronts like Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store: http://www.99games.in/mdagame
About Seven Figures Management
Seven Figures Management, LLC created The Million Dollar Arm Show - a pioneering
talent hunt competition that led to the discovery of the world's first professional
baseball pitchers from India. Inspired by the true story, Disney Pictures' The Million
Dollar Arm movie will be released on May 16, 2014. Seven Figures Management takes a
revolutionary approach to finding, developing, and placing new talent in professional
About 99Games Online Pvt. Ltd.
99Games Online is a mobile game studio that specializes in making casual games for
mobile phones and tablets. We are a division of Robosoft Technologies, Asia's leading
mobile app development house. 99Games also partners with IP-owners to create great games
that match global standards. We distribute games developed by us across all leading
platforms. Our catalog spans multiple genres and includes successful titles like Dream
Star, The Jim & Frank Mysteries, WordsWorth, and latest of all, Dhoom:3 The Game. For more
information about 99Games, visit http://www.99games.in
OPEX Introduces Falcon(TM) The Universal Scanning Workstation
MOORESTOWN, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OPEX Corporation announced today the addition of its latest mixed document capture workstation, Falcon(TM), to its family of prep-reducing scanners. Falcon combines OPEX's innovative one-step drop feed scanning with the performance of a high-capacity production scanner, providing the only universal document scanning workstation on the market. From document conversion services and mobile scanning operations, to wholesale lockboxes and digital mail centers, Falcon has been designed to attack the most difficult workflow challenges.
"The introduction of Falcon solidifies OPEX as the front runner in efficient document scanning. From our patented drop feed technology to meeting the needs of traditional high-capacity stack feed scanning, Falcon provides, on one device, a universal scanning platform. In terms of its overall versatility, Falcon will be, for many operations, the only scanner they will ever need." Scott Maurer, President of OPEX International.
Falcon allows operators to prep and scan documents at a faster rate than most current prep only processes. This significantly reduces costs associated with preparing documents for scanning. In addition, Falcon offers four versatile feeder options: drop-feeder, packet feeder, high-capacity feeder, and a unique Rescan Feeder.
Engineered with various applications in mind, Falcon is available as a transportable unit, making it a perfect fit for mobile scanning operations. When fitted to the OPEX Model 72 Rapid Extraction Desk, FalconRED(TM) is the fastest, most efficient way to process payments, mail orders, and scan virtually any document directly from the envelope.
Other notable features include a customizable work surface and optional motorized height adjustment for maximum operator comfort. Falcon comes equipped with OPEX CertainScan(TM) 3.0 prep-reducing software: providing the most intuitive way to visually classify documents as they are scanned.
Falcon made its public debut today at the PRISM International Annual Conference, held at Westin Mission Hills Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. For more information, visit http://www.opex.com.
About OPEX Corporation
OPEX Corporation is a recognized global technology leader in document imaging, high-speed mailroom automation and material handling. Since 1973, OPEX systems have provided performance enhancing workflow solutions and cost-effective results to thousands of organizations worldwide. Today, OPEX systems are installed in financial services, healthcare, government, non-profit, utility, service bureau, insurance, telecommunications, and university/educational marketplaces around the world. For more information visit, http://www.opex.com.
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New Toshiba 4K Converter Chipset Drives Next-Generation, Dual DSI-Ready LCD Displays For Consumer Electronics And Industrial Applications
Industry-First 4K Chipset Converts HDMIÂ® Signal to MIPIÂ® dual-DSI Interface on Small Form-Factor Ultra HD LCD Displays
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)*, a committed leader that collaborates with technology companies to create breakthrough designs, today adds the TC358870XBG Display Serial Interface (DSI) to its family of mobile peripheral IC products.
The TC358870XBG is a 4K High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI(Â®)) to MIPI(Â®)( )dual-DSI converter chipset with video format conversion. This is the first and only device in the market that enables direct 4K HDMI video input to LCD displays with MIPI dual-DSI interface, allowing small, form factor high-resolution mobile displays to be used in consumer and industrial applications.(1)
"The TC358870XBG provides design, performance and cost benefits making it suited for small, mobile consumer electronics and industrial products with high-resolution LCD displays requiring MIPI dual-DSI input," says Deepak Prakash, senior director for the Logic LSI Business Unit, System LSI Group at TAEC. "Application Processors with an HDMI interface used in traditional larger displays can now drive up to 3840 x 2160 display resolution in next-generation small form factor mobile devices including head-mounted displays (HMDs), digital camera displays, hand- held gaming accessories and wearable computing devices."
The TC358870XBG's 297 MHz HDMI input supports up to 3840 x 2160 @ 24bpp at a refresh rate of 30 fps and 2560 x 1600 @ 24bpp at a refresh rate of 60 fps. The device supports common 3D video formats and protocols compatible with the HDMI 1.4 standard. The TC358870XBG supports a MIPI dual DSI interface up to 8Gbps.
The Toshiba TC358870XBG is an 80-pin device for non-HDI boards with a small package size of 7.0 x 7.0 mm, 0.65 mm ball pitch and 1.2 mm maximum height.
Pricing and Availability
Sample pricing for the TC358870XBG device is $5.00 (U.S.). Sample shipments are currently available with mass production scheduled for September, 2014.
* About TAEC
Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today's leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan's largest semiconductor manufacturer and the world's sixth largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2013 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, December 2013). Toshiba Corporation was founded in 1875 and today has over 554 subsidiaries and affiliates, with 206,087 employees worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.
Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications. In developing designs, please ensure that Toshiba products are used within specified operating ranges as set forth in the most recent Toshiba product specifications and the information set forth in Toshiba's "Handling Guide for Semiconductor Devices," or "Toshiba Semiconductor Reliability Handbook." This information is available at http://www.toshiba.com/taec/support/techquestions/index.jspor from your TAEC representative.
HDMI is a registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
MIPI is a registered trademark of MIPI Alliance, Inc.
NOTE: (1 )Source: Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., research as of 4/11/2014.
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Continuity Software Extends Datacenter Resiliency and Operational Excellence Capabilities with Launch of AvailabilityGuard v6.3 Software
NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Expedited Deployment, Expanded Risk Detection and Deeper Analytics, Deliver Greater
Control and Enhanced Data Protection, as well as More Efficient IT Standards Compliance
Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ](TM), the world's leading
provider of service availability risk management solutions, today announced that it is
enabling IT professionals, business line managers and compliance officers to further
extend their datacenter service resiliency and set in motion operational excellence
programs, with the launch of AvailabilityGuard
[http://www.continuitysoftware.com/products/availabilityguard-enterprise ] Software version
6.3 (v6.3). Featuring expedited deployment, expanded risk detection, and deeper analytics,
AvailabilityGuard v6.3 delivers greater control and enhanced data protection, as well as
more efficient compliance with internal IT governance and external regulations.
- Service Level Agreement (SLA) Policy / Software SLA Add-ons - enables
users to specify standards for software products and/or minimal version; also includes
out-of-the-box support for Symantec NetBackup, EMC Legato, CommVault, IBM Tivoli
Storage Manager (TSM), and CA ARCServe
- Enhanced Storage Area Network (SAN) Fabric Support - what-if reports, HP
- Extended Platform Support - Isilon (NAS), and DataDomain
- Enhanced Risk Detection - numerous new risk signatures
- Granular Role and Privilege Support - new role profiles provide fine-grained
right-based and privilege-based access control, allowing managers, decision makers and
other non-technical users to subscribe to the exact views they need with the most
appropriate privilege level
- Deeper Active Directory Integration - supporting full user authorization and
- Enhanced Configuration Wizard - streamlining setup even further with more
"Historically, IT professionals have agreed that a resilient datacenter could be
achieved with the right technology and techniques, a.k.a. best practices. The belief was
that when you understood and endeavored to employ these in your datacenter the question of
resiliency could be answered, without first experiencing a catastrophic failure.
Unfortunately, recent history has proven otherwise," said Marc Staimer, Founder and
President, Dragon Slayer Consulting. "Even the best technology and intentions are destined
for failure, if they remain untested." He continued, "I would therefore recommend to
anyone that wishes to safeguard their organization's service availability and business
continuity strategy to check out AvailabilityGuard."
"AvailabilityGuard v6.3 is the direct result of feedback we have received from
countless IT professionals and compliance officers seeking to build service resiliency
management programs and drive operational excellence," said Doron Pinhas, CTO, Continuity
Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ]. "The AvailabilityGuard enhancements are
uniquely designed to benefit professionals across both technical and non-technical roles.
They enable faster and easier deployment, deeper and broader understanding, and greater
management control. The bottom-line is that AvailabilityGuard v6.3 will enable more
efficient and effective compliance with internal IT standards and external regulations."
AvailabilityGuard v6.3 is now generally available.
(c) Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard, AvailabilityGuard,
AvailabilityGuard/Enterprise, AvailabilityGuard/Cloud, AvailabilityGuard/DR,
AvailabilityGuard/Cluster, and AvailabilityGuard/SAN are trademarks of Continuity
Software. All other brand and product names in this announcement may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
HOPE HULL, Ala., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VT Miltope, a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced they will be offering a new family of modular mobile computing solutions called the MACH-1, Mobile Adaptive Configurable Hardware.
"We are excited to introduce a new product family to the 'My Miltope' lineup of computers and peripherals," said Julie Briggs, President and CEO of VT Miltope. "The MACH-1 is the first enterprise class computing system built for your ever-changing world. Its modularity allows you to adapt to your operating environment from industrial grade all the way to military rugged."
The MACH-1 is designed from the ground up to be configurable to your needs. The core architecture is based on the IntelÂ® Atom(TM) Bay Trail Series and features an X86 processor, up to a quad core. VT Miltope, known for integrating the latest computing technology, is leveraging their more than 30 years of military rugged computing experience to advance mobility, modularity and performance. The MACH-1 will be factory configured to ship with the WindowsÂ® 7/8, Android(TM)4.3, or LinuxÂ® 64-Bit Operating Systems.
VT Miltope's MACH-1(s) has recently been selected for the U.S. Army Tactical Airspace Integration System (TAIS) block upgrade program with deliveries beginning in July 2014.
VT Miltope, a company of VT Systems, with AS9100:2009, ISO 9001:2008, and ISO 14001:2004 certified facilities, is engaged in the design, development, manufacture and testing of rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment for military, industry and commercial applications where reliable operation of the equipment under demanding environmental conditions is of paramount importance. For more than 30 years, VT Miltope's broad range of computers, computer workstations, servers, disk cartridges, printers, mass storage systems and other related products have served defense, government and commercial customers. Please visit http://www.mymiltope.com
VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems' innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit http://www.vt-systems.com.
MEDIA ALERT: Tidemark Hosts Free Live Webinar to Provide an Overview of the Innovative New Features in the Tidemark Spring '14 Release
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tidemark, maker of the next generation cloud-first business planning and enterprise analytics solutions, today announced a free live webinar to demonstrate the innovative new features of the recently announced Tidemark Spring '14 Release. In this webinar attendees will learn how the new features in the Tidemark Spring '14 Release can help their organizations achieve more rapid, predictable growth in today's quickly changing markets.
Who: Presented by Jennifer Maddox,
Vice President of Product
Marketing at Tidemark
What: The Tidemark Spring '14
Release webinar will include
an overview of:
-- Tidemark Playbooks, the new
Board Book for the 21st
Century as a revolutionary
way to uncover contextual,
previously held hostage by
cumbersome financial planning
-- Cloud-to-cloud consumption
performance analytics company
New Relic as an integration
partner to seamlessly inject
related data into your
-- An overview of new innovative
features to the Tidemark
platform that include
Method Frameworks, and
When: Thursday, May 8 at 11:00 a.m.
PDT /2:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Live Webinar - Register today.
Tidemark is a new breed of enterprise performance management (EPM), bringing modern, cloud-first financial and operational business planning and analytics to the enterprise through unique, intuitive apps, enabling organizations to significantly improve decision-making, reduce risk and improve business performance. Tidemark arms every decision maker with access to valuable data, deep analytics capabilities, real-time collaboration, and actionable visualizations on any device, enabling a culture of performance. Leading companies transforming their businesses with Tidemark include Netflix, Chiquita, Hostess Brands, Chuck E. Cheese's, HubSpot, ServiceSource and Brown University. Tidemark is funded by Greylock Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Redpoint Ventures, Tenaya Capital, SVB and Dave Duffield. To learn more about Tidemark, please visit http://www.tidemark.com or follow us on twitter @TidemarkEPM.
AirocideÂ® Air Purifier Named a 2014 Gold Edison Award Winner
Innovative technology developed by NASA guarantees to help alleviate environmental allergy and asthma issues in homes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Airocide Air Purifier has been named a Gold Edison Award Winner. The Edison Awards(TM) are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation.
"We are thrilled to be chosen by the Edison Awards as a gold winner and top innovation. We brought our revolutionary air purifier to the consumer market to alleviate poor indoor air quality present in most homes. Our innovative technology changes the way air is purified enabling millions of people to feel better by breathing the cleanest air possible," said Michael Freedman, CEO of Akida Holdings who developed the Airocide Air Purifier.
This award comes at a time with Spring allergies in full bloom. While many of these seasonal triggers live outside the home, the air people breathe inside may contribute to serious breathing problems as well. More than 35 million Americans have resumed their annual allergy suffering brought on by pollen, grass and other seasonal triggers. The Airocide Air Purifier uses technology developed by NASA to clear the air of pollen, fungi, mold, viruses, bacteria, and even volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - the gasses that are emitted by common household cleaning supplies, paint, carpets, furniture, dry-cleaned clothing, aerosol sprays, pesticides and air-fresheners.
The Airocide Air Purifier uses a patented bioconversion process to disassemble airborne pathogens at their molecular level, reducing those household pathogens that can trigger airborne illness and leaving nothing but crisp, clear air.
Airocide is not only unique in its technology, but also in its sleek design. Many homeowners use Airocide in their bedrooms and begin feeling better in as little as four to six weeks.
About the Edison Awards(TM)
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.
FPC Receives Ramp Order of SEK 18M for FPC 1020 Touch Sensor for Tier 1 Flagship Smartphone DW
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
In December 2013, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced the first design win (DW) for its new mobile touch sensor FPC1020 with a Global Tier 1 OEM for a flagship model with a targeted launch date in the summer of 2014. On April 14, FPC announced an initial pre-ramp purchase order worth SEK 4 M for the FPC 1020, for delivery in May 2014. Now, FPC has received the first ramp order of SEK 18 M for the production ramp in May-June 2014. During 2014, FPC expects to ship +3M units for this first flagship device alone.
Johan Carlstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:
"FPC is the leading global supplier of capacitive touch fingerprint sensors and the leading global supplier of fingerprint sensors in mobile phones and tablets. By combining these strengths, FPC has developed the most attractive mobile touch fingerprint sensor on the planet. It is with great pride that we announce a follow-up order for the ramp so soon after the first purchase order for the FPC 1020 related to a smartphone and with a Global Tier 1 player, on track for a timely launch. FPC's superior fingerprint technology, image quality and low power consumption have distanced FPC from any competition for touch sensors in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets."
*FPC definition of Design Win (DW): The decision by a device vendor (OEM or ODM) to start development of one or several commercial product(s) incorporating FPC's technology into such new product(s).
About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)
Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) markets, develops and produces biometric components and technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual's unique fingerprint verify the person's identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors, algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The competitive advantages offered by the FPC's technology include unique image quality, extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company's technology can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act (1991:980). The information was issued for publication on May 05, 2014 at 08.00 am CET.
Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the constituent information in accordance with the rules and regulations prevailing in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any of the company's securities in any jurisdiction.
For more information contact:
Johan Carlstrom, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46(0)31-60-78-20, email@example.com
FPC Receives Ramp Order of SEK 18M for FPC 1020 Touch Sensor for Tier 1 Flagship Smartphone DW
GOTHENBURG, Sweden, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
In December 2013, Fingerprint Cards (FPC) announced the first design win (DW) for its
new mobile touch sensor FPC1020 with a Global Tier 1 OEM for a flagship model with a
targeted launch date in the summer of 2014. On April 14, FPC announced an initial pre-ramp
purchase order worth SEK 4 M for the FPC 1020, for delivery in May 2014. Now, FPC has
received the first ramp order of SEK 18 M for the production ramp in May-June 2014. During
2014, FPC expects to ship +3M units for this first flagship device alone.
Johan Carlstrom, President and Chief Executive Officer of FPC, comments:
"FPC is the leading global supplier of capacitive touch fingerprint sensors and the
leading global supplier of fingerprint sensors in mobile phones and tablets. By combining
these strengths, FPC has developed the most attractive mobile touch fingerprint sensor on
the planet. It is with great pride that we announce a follow-up order for the ramp so soon
after the first purchase order for the FPC 1020 related to a smartphone and with a Global
Tier 1 player, on track for a timely launch. FPC's superior fingerprint technology, image
quality and low power consumption have distanced FPC from any competition for touch
sensors in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets."
*FPC definition of Design Win (DW): The decision by a device vendor (OEM or ODM) to
start development of one or several commercial product(s) incorporating FPC's technology
into such new product(s).
About Fingerprint Cards AB (publ)
Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC) markets, develops and produces biometric components and
technologies that through the analysis and matching of an individual's unique fingerprint
verify the person's identity. The technology consists of biometric sensors, processors,
algorithms and modules that can be used separately or in combination with each other. The
competitive advantages offered by the FPC's technology include unique image quality,
extreme robustness, low power consumption and complete biometric systems. With these
advantages and the ability to achieve extremely low manufacturing costs, the technology
can be implemented in volume products such as smart cards and mobile phones, where
extremely rigorous demands are placed on such characteristics. The company's technology
can also be used in IT and Internet security, access control, etc.
Fingerprint Cards AB (publ) discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish
Securities Market Act (2007:528) and the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act
(1991:980). The information was issued for publication on May 05, 2014 at 08.00 am CET.
Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions
could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for
using this press release and the constituent information in accordance with the rules and
regulations prevailing in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not
constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any of the company's
securities in any jurisdiction.
For more information contact:
Johan Carlstrom, CEO Fingerprint Cards AB (publ), +46(0)31-60-78-20,
Sennheiser sought an integration platform that would not only serve its immediate need
to integrate its new CRM application by SugarCRM with its Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
ERP, but one that would enable it to integrate its entire software landscape. In addition
to the Sugar and JD Edwards integration, Sennheiser is already planning to use Magic to
integrate other IT systems including, IBM Enterprise Content Management, CIM Database,
Lotus Notes, and MicroStrategy.
"We were impressed with Magic's Oracle Platinum-level partnership along with its
extensive JD Edwards integration experience and reference base. Their certified and
optimized adapters for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Sugar make bidirectional integration
quick, easy and reliable," said Klaus Holing, Director IT and Group CIO at Sennheiser. "In
addition, by enabling the loose coupling many diverse applications, databases and
technologies, Magic xpi provides a centralized integration solution that is easy and
cost-effective to maintain, ensures enterprise-grade security, and offers a high return on
"Enterprises are increasingly looking towards application integration as a way to
increase efficiencies, boost productivity and enhance innovation. Sennheiser is an example
of a new breed of forward-thinking companies that are now making their integration
platform a strategic choice," said Stephan Romeder, Managing Director of Magic Software
Germany. "Magic's award-winning integration platform gives enterprises the connectivity,
flexibility and speed they need to securely integrate diverse systems. Its unique
out-of-the-box in-memory computing (IMC) architecture further enables Magic customers to
benefit from high availability, cost-effective elastic scalability, and 24 cross 7
Sennheiser and Magic will both be speaking at the SugarCon 2014 Conference in San
Francisco during April 28 - May 1. Attendees are invited to stop by the Magic booth (stand
9) to see product demonstrations and discuss their integration needs with Magic experts.
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one
of the world's leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission
systems. The family-owned company, which was established in 1945, recorded sales of around
EUR531 million in 2011. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has
manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide
by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany,
Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and
the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of
the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor
loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs,
offices and call centres). For more information on Sennheiser, please visit their website
Except for any historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this
press release might include forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Regarding any financial statements, actual results might vary significantly
based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and
technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product
conditions, both locally and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic
resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in Magic's most recent annual
report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Magic has made every effort to ensure that the information contained in this press
release is accurate; however, there are no representations or warranties regarding this
information, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Magic assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions that may occur in this press
Magic is a registered trademark of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. All other product
and company names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and are the
property of, and might be trademarks of, their respective owners.
Tania Amar | VP Global Marketing
Magic Software Enterprises
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MCIS Two Way Radio Sales Los Angeles today announces that it offers MOTOTRBO two-way radios for sale to area companies and consumers. By selling this professional-level series of two-way radios, MCIS Motorola Two Way Radio Sales Los Angeles helps clients boost their efficiency and work flow. MOTOTRBO technology includes not only two-way radios but also applications and equipment that ease radio communication across local and regional work environments. Outside of the workplace, this MOTOTRBO two way radio sale offers the same excellence for the benefit of consumers.
MCIS MOTOTRBO Two Way Radio for sale offerings benefit professionals as well as consumers throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside. MOTOTRBO can be considered essential equipment for the best possible performance. Logistics, emergency response and manufacturing can all be improved with the features offered by MOTOTRBO radio models. IP Site Connect further broadens potential applications for radios among businesses whose work regions are larger than what can be addressed with radios that lack this feature. For consumers, this two way radio sale is an opportunity to enhance safety and organization during family picnics, vacations and other events.
MCIS, a Motorola Specialty Service Provider, has been offering two-way radio services to clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and Riverside for more than 20 years. In addition to offering Motorola two way radios for sale, MCIS designs and configures radio systems and repairs two-way radios locally and by mail. This means that, for the life of any radio purchased from MCIS, clients have access to optimal radio performance and can often avoid the greater expense of radio replacement. Visit http://www.twowayradio-sales.com for more information.
MOTOTRBO connects groups with high performance in the areas of two-way communications that matter. From excellent durability to flexible applications, MOTOTRBO makes communications reliable so that users never forfeit information that is crucial to operations. Features such as Bluetooth integration and programmable keys speed usage of these radios. With IP Site Connect, users can communicate across larger work areas and even cities, states or the entire world. Finally, a wide range of applications enable precise configuration of performance to meet present needs.
Constantly learning from the user, the Adaptxt keyboard provides accurate context-based suggestions and error correction in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese, providing an improved typing experience with minimal keystrokes. Adaptxt learns from the users as they type and provides personalized suggestion based on the particular writing style and vocabulary.
The Adaptxt Chinese keyboard supports all the most popular input methods: Pinyin, Zhuyin, Bihua and Cangjie. It also supports Fuzzy Pinyin and Quick Cangjie, thus suiting the typing style of all Chinese-speaking users and making communication more engaging. Users of Traditional Chinese can also enjoy two different regional flavours for Taiwan and Hong Kong, available as two separate dictionaries to be downloaded from the application menu.
Adaptxt supports self-composing new words and has support for abbreviation match suitable for Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie and Bihua input methods. Another major highlight is its 12-key and QWERTY layout support which offers multi-screen and multi-device compatibility, thus truly enabling cross-platform integration.
"The beta launch of Adaptxt's Chinese keyboard marks our strategic foray into the Chinese smartphone market - the biggest smartphone market in the world. With our new keyboard we seek to redefine smart communication and offer consumers an efficient vista of communicating accurately", said Sumit Goswami, CEO at KeyPoint Technologies. "With our keyboard, Chinese users will be able to communicate effortlessly using varied input methods and will be able to enjoy an improved typing experience."
About Adaptxt, a KeyPoint Technologies Innovation
KeyPoint Technologies, the creator of Adaptxt, is an award-winning global linguistics innovator on the forefront of human-device interaction. KeyPoint Technologies was founded in 2004 in Glasgow Scotland, an epicenter of linguistics. The company also has offices in India, Japan, China and the U.S., and is a trusted partner for OEMs, platform providers and developers. Its revolutionary text input application - Adaptxt - represents the leading use of predictive computer input technology in the market today.
MTS Enhances Safety in Energy Markets by Introducing a New Line of Sensors
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced the introduction of a new technical sensors platform targeted at the energy market. This new line of sensing solutions is the culmination of many years of collaboration with customers in industries including oil and gas, wind power, and virtually all aspects of energy exploration through delivery. The first T-Series sensing platform product will be available for shipment by July 2014.
"MTS Sensors has a long history of providing sensors to the energy market," stated Dr. Bill Bachrach, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MTS Sensors division. "The energy market utilizes a lot of equipment, from the exploration and extraction of fossil fuels, to the refinement and production processes, all the way through the delivery of those fuels to consumers. These processes require precision control in a safe manner. Our sensors are optimal for these applications, where ruggedness and reliability are required in combination with precision measurement."
MTS Sensors commitment to the energy industry spans all business segments with applications in industrial machinery for oil platforms, mobile machinery used in mining, and liquid level sensing for fuels. This new product platform builds on the existing R-Series product line that is heavily used in the wind power market, where safety rated sensors are often required. In wind turbines, MTS sensors are used primarily in pitch control during energy production, as well as in locker brake applications that enable safer maintenance of the turbine.
The T-Series platform is unique in many aspects, including a more compact and modular design. The sensors are designed to be scalable, with the initial release for analog outputs and future releases planned for bus networks such as Profibus and Industrial Ethernet protocols. The new products bring all the utility of magnetostrictive technology to global energy markets where hazardous area approvals and "safe system designs" are required.
"As a strategic focus for the Sensors business, MTS is committed to providing our customers around the world including the energy market with the tools and products to meet their needs," said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, MTS President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our participation in the energy markets enables MTS to address these customer challenges, today and in the future, to meet our changing global energy demands."
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation's testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products, and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 2,299 employees at September 28, 2013 and revenue of $569 million for the fiscal year ended September 28, 2013. Additional information on MTS can be found at http://www.mts.com.
And to make sure they only buy books they'll love, customers can try ebooks before
they buy, by downloading free samples straight to their smartphone or tablet.
blinkbox books Managing Director Gavin Sathianathan comments: "We want customers to
find the sort of book that will make them stay in bed, postpone the housework or stay up
just that little bit later.
"Starting today, we will reward customers for buying those books from us. For each
ebook a Tesco Clubcard holder purchases, they will earn 100 Clubcard points. The more they
buy, the more points they can earn. And the more likely they are to get hooked on a great
He adds: "This is the first of many great offers we will be rolling out to help
customers get the most from our service while being rewarded for loving books as much as
blinkbox books users can:
- Choose from hundreds of thousands of titles, including the latest
bestsellers and timeless classics
- Read on Android smartphones and tablets, including the hudl, plus Apple iPhone
and iPad devices
- Earn 100 Tesco Clubcard points on each ebook purchase costing GBP1 or more
- Send free ebook samples straight to their devices
- Choose from a selection of free ebooks
* The offer runs from 1 May 2014 to 30 June 2014
Notes to editors
blinkbox books is the third member of the blinkbox family of digital entertainment
services, joining the movie and TV and music services. blinkbox movies and TV
[http://www.blinkbox.com/Home ] offers the latest blockbuster movies and shows without the
need for a subscription on a range of devices including games consoles, tablets, Smart
TVs, Blu-ray players, set top boxes and PCs/Macs. blinkbox music
[http://www.blinkboxmusic.com ] is an easy way to stream music for free. Users can choose
from a selection of themed stations or create their own personalised stations based on
music they like, starting with a song, artist or genre and letting the service do the
rest. blinkbox music is available for free with adverts or without ads for a monthly
subscription. It's on the web and available through Android and Apple mobile and tablet
For more information contact Ben Ayers on +44(0)20-7092-8771.
Constantly learning from the user, the Adaptxt keyboard provides accurate
context-based suggestions and error correction in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese,
providing an improved typing experience with minimal keystrokes. Adaptxt learns from the
users as they type and provides personalized suggestion based on the particular writing
style and vocabulary.
The Adaptxt Chinese keyboard supports all the most popular input methods: Pinyin,
Zhuyin, Bihua and Cangje. It also supports Fuzzy Pinyin and Quick Cangjie, thus suiting
the typing style of all Chinese-speaking users and making communication more engaging.
Users of Traditional Chinese can also enjoy two different regional flavours for Taiwan and
Hong Kong, available as two separate dictionaries to be downloaded from the application
Adaptxt supports self-composing new words and has support for abbreviation match
suitable for Pinyin, Zhuyin, Cangjie and Bihua input methods. Another major highlight is
its 12-key and QWERTY layout support which offers multi-screen and multi-device
compatibility, thus truly enabling cross-platform integration.
"The beta launch of Adaptxt's Chinese keyboard marks our strategic foray into the
Chinese smartphone market - the biggest smartphone market in the world. With our new
keyboard we seek to redefine smart communication and offer consumers an efficient vista of
communicating accurately", said Sumit Goswami, CEO at KeyPoint Technologies. "With our
keyboard, Chinese users will be able to communicate effortlessly using varied input
methods and will be able to enjoy an improved typing experience."
About Adaptxt, a KeyPoint Technologies Innovation
KeyPoint Technologies, the creator of Adaptxt, is an award-winning global linguistics
innovator on the forefront of human-device interaction. KeyPoint Technologies was founded
in 2004 in Glasgow Scotland, an epicenter of linguistics. The company also has offices in
India, Japan, China and the U.S., and is a trusted partner for OEMs, platform providers
and developers. Its revolutionary text input application - Adaptxt - represents the
leading use of predictive computer input technology in the market today.
Great Time to Embark on a Career in the Games Industry as New Data Shows Salaries Increasing and Job Opportunities Set to Grow
LONDON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video game industry has announced the
key findings of the 2013/14 Games Software Developers' Salary survey, carried out in
association with Aon Hewitt. The survey shows that for the first time in five years, games
industry salaries rose more than the UK average, by 3.4 per cent compared to 3.1 per cent
(Aon Hewitt's Global Salary Increase Survey (SIS)). With Games Tax Relief finally coming
into force in April 2014 and offering studios up to a 25 per cent reduction in core
development costs, which can include salaries, the industry is set for growth. TIGA's
research suggests that over 4,660 highly skilled jobs will be created in the industry over
the next five years.
A good time to study for a career in the games industry
Research by the Complete University Guide says graduate starting salaries in
professional posts fell by 11 per cent in real terms, which comes as a particularly heavy
blow given the rising levels of debt many students are being saddled with. Given these
that university leavers have seen their starting salaries plummet over the past five
years, the news that the games industry salaries are rising faster than the overall UK
market will come as encouraging news to students seeking a career in the UK games
business. With the recent approval of games tax relief in the UK, which TIGA predicts will
create and protect 4,661 jobs whilst also stimulating GBP188 million in new investment
over the next five years, those students now deciding what degree to take would do well to
look at those relating to video game development.
Driving regional growth
It has been established that game development companies based in regional tech
clusters, benefit from having a richer talent pool on their doorstep and the ability to
share ideas and learning. The 2014 survey demonstrated that games software development in
the UK is a great example of a sector that can drive regional growth and offer relatively
well paid roles outside London when compared to Office for National Statistics (ONS)
regional pay differentials. While game software development salaries in London appear to
be broadly on a par with the survey's national average, employees in the West Midlands
(including Birmingham) can receive up to 21% higher wages on average. Other standout
regions were South East England (including places such as Brighton), which pays 17% above
the survey average, and North West England (including Liverpool), which pays 11% above the
This can be compared with ONS figures which suggest that the West Midlands is 7% below
the national salary average, while the North West is 6% below the national average.
Evidently, in some regions working in the game development sector is a highly attractive
option and since the recession there has been a general recognition that the UK economy
would benefit from stronger regional growth, so it is encouraging to see the games
industry contributing in this way.
Programming sees biggest rise
In terms of job functions, the largest median base salary increase was in technical
development and programming, which saw a rise of 4.2%, followed by Quality Assurance at
3.5%. The lowest increase of all was design, which saw a rise of 2.8%. However, it should
be noted that design had the largest rise of all job functions in the previous year
(3.5%), so this is likely to be the effect of design salaries balancing out.
Employee turnover down
TIGA and Aon Hewitt's data also reveals that employee turnover in the games industry
has declined. The survey revealed a drop from 13.5% in 2013 to 12.8% in 2014. This
compares to a UK average employee turnover rate, which many commentators have suggested is
at about 14%.
Dr. Richard Wilson, CEO, TIGA, stated:
"This is a great time to be in the UK video game industry. Salaries in the games
industry are now rising faster than the national average. Job opportunities in the games
industry are set to grow and investment in the sector is set to increase. TIGA research
suggests that at least 4,660 highly skilled jobs will be generated and GBP188 million in
investment will be triggered over the next five years thanks to the introduction of Games
Tax Relief, a measure that TIGA campaigned for over the last seven years."
Steve Munday, senior reward consultant at Aon Hewitt, added:
"With five years of data now embedded into Aon Hewitt's databases, the Games Software
Developers' Salary Survey without doubt provides an established, comprehensive and well
trusted source of market data.
"Our 2013/14 survey again provides a detailed picture of this industry, and going
forward Aon Hewitt is in a unique position to combine this with our expertise in all areas
of reward and work with TIGA and other organisations to draw out insights and long term
trends across the sector, not only in terms of pay and benefits but also in terms of
policy design and employee demographics."
Notes to editors
This is the fifth Aon Hewitt Games Software Developers' Salary survey. It has been
conducted in association with TIGA.
This year there are 10 organisations participating in the survey, providing data for
1,298 incumbents (1,549 in 2012). In addition, we also have 348 incumbents matched to
business support functions (347 in 2012), across all 10 organisations. Thus, the survey
covered more than 10% of the approximately 9,000 employees in the UK game development
All data is effective as of 1 October 2013.
Much effort and emphasis has been placed on ensuring the quality of the data in the
2013/14 survey. Position matching meetings were held in September 2013, when required, to
discuss the matching approach and to ensure understanding of the data collection
materials. In order to be able to report on as many positions as possible and to provide
equal value to all participants from the survey findings, Aon Hewitt emphasised that all
efforts should be made to provide as many positions as possible.
About Aon Hewitt
Aon Hewitt [http://www.aon.com/risk-services/default.jsp ] empowers organisations and
individuals to secure a better future through innovative talent, retirement
[http://www.aon.com/default.jsp ] and health solutions. We advise, design and execute a
wide range of solutions that enable clients to cultivate talent to drive organisational
and personal performance and growth, navigate risk while providing new levels of financial
security, and redefine health solutions for greater choice, affordability and wellness.
Aon Hewitt [http://www.aon.com/default.jsp ] is the global leader in human resource
solutions, with over 30,000 professionals in 90 countries serving more than 20,000 clients
worldwide. For more information on Aon Hewitt [http://www.aon.com/default.jsp ], please
TIGA is the trade association representing the UK video game industry. We help
developers and digital publishers build successful studios, network with the right people,
save money and access professional business advice.
We also have traditional publishers, outsourcing companies, technology businesses and
universities amongst our membership. TIGA is 90% funded by independent UK businesses. 80%
of our board members are developers and/or from UK owned businesses, and 50% of our board
are UK business owners themselves. Since 2010, TIGA has won 16 business awards.
TIGA focuses on three sets of activities:
- Political representation
- Media representation
- Business services
This enhances the competitiveness of our members by providing benefits that make a
material difference to their businesses, including a reduction in costs and improved
commercial opportunities. It also means our members' voices are heard in the corridors of
power and positively represented in national, broadcast and UK video game trade media.
QTS Launches New High Density Power Solutions for Colocation Customers
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, announced enhanced High Density Solutions for its colocation customers who require maximum power management in a small footprint. QTS' High Density Solutions are available at QTS' Atlanta-Metro and Atlanta-Suwanee data centers, with six other QTS data centers expected to offer the service in the third quarter of 2014.
QTS' High Density Solutions will provide up to 16kW of power per colocation cabinet and up to 48kW per cage, which is four times the industry standard. The scalable power options will benefit customers who run process-intensive applications and those who simply desire the most efficient space and power management for their cabinets and racks.
The addition of QTS' High Density Solutions also address the needs of enterprises using the latest blade servers, networking gear and those running applications that require increasing amounts of processing, like SaaS or web-based applications. These fast-growing segments often require less physical data center space and a higher density environment.
"Efficient resource management is vital to our colocation customers and our High Density Solutions are designed to increase efficiency," said Jim Reinhart, chief operating officer, development and operations - QTS. "From guaranteed power and effective cooling to streamlined equipment and cable management, QTS' High Density Solutions help our customers optimize their data center investment."
Features of QTS' High Density Solutions include custom configuration, environmental monitoring of each customer's footprint to ensure optimal equipment conditions and 24-hour visibility through QTS' comprehensive customer portal.
QTS partnered with Subzero Engineering, a market leader in airflow management solution subset engineering, to design the environment to support the high density spaces. Subzero created customized containment designs for QTS that preserve and protect the customer's technology infrastructure investment.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit http://www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
Marlena Reed, communications 21 for QTS
Sony Electronics to Launch New Retail Space, 'Sony Experience at Best Buy,' in approximately 350 Stores Nationwide
SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced it will be opening new home theater retail spaces at approximately 350 Best Buy locations nationwide. The 'Sony Experience at Best Buy' shop-in-shops will provide consumers with a best-in-class shopping experience through enhanced fixtures, interactive demonstration areas and dedicated, knowledgeable Sony Experience Experts.
"We welcome consumers to experience the best of Sony with a premium and unique shopping experience at Best Buy," said Mike Fasulo, President and COO of Sony Electronics, "With user-friendly, interactive demonstration experiences and a dedicated team of Best Buy product experts trained to deliver a world-class experience, the Sony Experience at Best Buy will be an ideal place to inspire, engage and educate consumers about Sony's home theater products."
"The Sony Experience will give consumers a shopping experience unlike anything before," said Mike Mohan, Best Buy's Chief Merchandising Officer. "Sony's 4K Ultra HD televisions have to be seen to be believed. Our newly transformed home theater areas will, for the first time, allow customers to test, try and experience how all of the Sony products work together."
The 'Sony Experience at Best Buy' will deliver an exceptional home theater experience and will showcase a comprehensive selection of Sony's TV line-up, from entry level HDTVs to premium 4K Ultra HD TVs. The retail space will highlight a full 4K Ultra HD solution for consumers, including Sony's 4K Ultra HD TVs, 4K Ultra HD Media Players (FMP-X1 and FMP-X10) and 4K HandyCam camcorder (FDR-AX100), home theater sound solutions including sound bars, gaming solutions showcasing PlayStation 4 and more.
The 'Sony Experience at Best Buy' will offer consumers unique demonstration capabilities and an immersive shopping experience that will increase confidence in purchasing new technologies. Using touchscreens, visitors can control and engage with various content demonstrations on the TV wall. Users can compare 4K Ultra HD TVs alongside HDTVs with HD video and native 4k content, demonstrate all of Sony's superior technologies such as TRILUMINOS(TM) Display, explore broadcast TV and display Blu-ray(TM) quality content, all with the touch of their finger. For our consumers this will be an interactive environment that allows them to shop and compare products and features intuitively. The dedicated Sony Experience Experts will be certified and on-hand to assist and explain the benefits Sony products have to offer.
To address the online shopper a Sony experience at BestBuy.com will be available to provide customers with a dedicated online space to learn about and shop the broad range of Sony home theater products.
The new 'Sony Experience at Best Buy' will begin deploying mid-May at Best Buy stores nationwide. For high-resolution product images and B-roll, please visit http://www.sony.com/news.
SHELTON, Conn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NXT-ID, Inc., (OTCQB: NXTD) a biometric authentication company focused on the growing m-commerce market, reports it is offering a limited edition "Signature" Wocket smart wallet to its shareholders. Wocket(TM) is a next generation smart wallet, designed to replace all the cards in your wallet.
The company also announces that the retail pricing for Wocket will be $149.99.
Mr, Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. said , "Shareholders of record owning 100 shares or more as of May 23(rd), 2014 that advance order, and pay for, a Wocket on the website http://www.wocketwallet.com between May 28(th) and June 15(th), 2014 will be issued a special limited "Signature" edition Wocket."
NXT-ID is currently launching a marketing campaign for its smart wallet, Wocket(TM), which is designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. A series of CNBC ads will start airing during prime-time hours commencing the week of May 12(th), followed by a press conference and marketing event for media and shareholders May28th at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Advance ordering will be available online following the event. Additional marketing will include online and print ads for Wocket's launch.
"Some of the largest, most successful companies have implemented similar opportunities to share the benefits of their companies with their shareholders. This is a way for us to thank our shareholders that believe in our next generation technology," said Gino Pereira, CEO of NXT-ID, Inc. "We believe can change the whole wallet industry. The wallet is the last bastion of the pre-digital age. We intend to change that by providing a modern smart wallet that is both comfortable and convenient to use, all the while protecting your identity and assets; it's your personal vault."
Wocket(TM) is a smart wallet in the same vein as the smart phone and smart watch. NXT-ID is introducing its innovative, patent-pending Wocket(TM) as the next natural step in the evolution of smart devices. Wocket(TM) is a next generation smart wallet designed to protect your identity and replace all the cards in your wallet, with no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval.
Credit, debit, ATM, loyalty, gift, ID, membership, insurance, ticket, emergency, medical, business, contacts, coupon, and virtually any card can be protected on Wocket(TM). More than 10,000 cards, records, coupons, etc. and 100 voice commands can also be stored on Wocket(TM).
Media and shareholders wishing to attend the May 28(th) Plaza Hotel event ( from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M.) can email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to the limited guest list.
Interested consumers can also sign up for product info and news alerts in anticipation of the product. Advance ordering will be available following the May 28(th) event at http://www.wocketwallet.com/
About NXT- ID Inc. -Mobile Security for a Mobile World
NXT-ID, Inc.'s (OTCQB: NXTD) innovative MobileBio(TM) solution mitigates consumer risks associated with mobile computing, m-commerce and smart OS-enabled devices. The company is focused on the growing m-commerce market, launching its innovative MobileBio(TM) suite of biometric solutions that secure consumers' mobile platforms led by the Wocket(TM) ; a next generation smart wallet designed to replace all the cards in your wallet, no smart phone required. The Wocket works anywhere credit cards are accepted and only works with your biometric stamp of approval. http://www.wocketwallet.com/
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Let's Get Ready To Rumble: Kabam Launches Blast Zone! Exclusively For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
Fun, Fast-Paced Action Game Takes an Explosive Spin on a Classic
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players, today released Blast Zone! exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Blast Zone! is an action game that combines fast-paced fun, adrenaline filled adventure and explosive combat.
"Expanding our library of titles in multiple genres is part of Kabam's growth strategy and continuous success," said Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios. "Blast Zone! brings a classic gameplay style to our portfolio with its good old-fashioned entertainment, easy pick-up-and-play controls and an enthralling multiplayer that connect players live from around the world through synchronous play."
Blast Zone! is an action-adventure game fusing dynamic gameplay elements in a timeless genre where players take on highly varied challenges in a fully-loaded single player campaign or compete in synchronous multiplayer battles. Gamers can team up with up to six friends and blast opponents around the world as they go head-to-head to see who will be the last bomber standing! Each individual bomber can be equipped with unique gear and weapons that are activated in the heat of battle and across multiplayer game modes. With deep interactive social integrations including Apple's Game Center leaderboards, achievements, real-time chat and full game controller support, players will relish in an explosively entertaining mobile gaming experience. Game features include:
-- INTENSE MULTIPLAYER BATTLES: Team up with friends and challenge up to
six players in Free-For-All, Deathmatch and other head-to-head matchups.
-- EXPLOSIVE 3D WORLDS: Explore hundreds of exotic stages as you punch,
kick, dance and throw your way through Pirate Ships, Jungles and more.
-- INSTANT SINGLE PLAYER ACTION: Fire-Bomb your way through more than 250
unique single player missions.
-- CUSTOMIZABLE HEROES: Create your unique avatar with a vast array of
head, face, body and animation combinations.
-- EPIC LOOT: Gain instant power ups and awesome boosts while equipping and
upgrading your character's custom gear.
-- Game Controller Support: Change up the way you get your blast on using
Game Controllers made for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Blast Zone! is available in 12 languages exclusively from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at http://www.AppStore.com/Kabam. For more information on Blast Zone! and Kabam, visit http://www.kabam.com.
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles available on mobile devices via the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other platforms. Kabam is the fastest growing Internet media company in the San Francisco Bay Area and the 17th fastest growing company overall in the U.S., according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam's 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is profitable and cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100M each in their life. Kabam's Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam's technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam's in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has approximately 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company's investors include Google, Warner Brothers, MGM, Intel, Canaan Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Pinnacle Ventures and others. More information about Kabam can be found at http://www.kabam.com.
99 Cents Only Stores To Celebrate its new Pomona, CA Store Grand Opening on Thursday the 8th of May By Selling WestinghouseÂ® 40" Flat Screen TVs for Only 99 Cents Each to the First 9 Customers In Line
CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, the 8(th) of May at 8:00am, 99 Cents Only Stores will kick off the grand opening celebration of its new Pomona store by selling Westinghouse(Â®) 40" Flat Screen TVs for only 99 cents to the first nine customers in line!
99 Cents Only Stores is excited to be opening a new store in Pomona and wants to spread the excitement by offering amazing deals! To celebrate this new store, the next 99 customers in line on May 8(th) can purchase a Scooter for only 99 cents! The following 99 customers can purchase a Topsy Turvy Tomato Tree planter for only 99 cents! The next 99 customers can buy a Magic Chef Electric Can Opener for just 99 cents! Additionally, for the next eight days, the new Pomona store will continue to offer many extraordinary grand opening specials including a Touch N Brush kit for only 99 cents for the first 99 in line on Friday, May 9(th)!
The new Pomona store is located at 628 E Arrow Hwy. The new store is approximately 13,500 square feet and will feature a perishable food department, including produce, dairy and frozen foods.
About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores currently operates 346 extreme value retail stores consisting of 246 stores in California, 47 in Texas, 35 in Arizona, and 18 in Nevada. 99 Cents Only Stores emphasizes quality name-brand consumables, priced at an excellent value, in convenient, attractively merchandised stores. Over half of the Company's sales come from food and beverages, including produce, dairy, deli and frozen foods, along with organic and gourmet foods. For more information, visit http://www.99only.com
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Panasonic Announces Pricing And Availability Of The Premium Design Series, An Expansion To Its Cordless Phone Lineup
The New 2014 Premium Design Series Models Offer Sophisticated, Modern Designs, Coupled with Unique Communication Features
NEWARK, N.J., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company today announced the new Premium Design Series of cordless telephones. The four models in the new series, the KX-PRW120W, KX-PRW130W, KX-PRS120W and KX-PRX120W, offer an array of advanced features to make home communication even more intuitive. The new Premium Design Series models are now available on http://www.shop.panasonic.com.
The Panasonic Premium Design Series' leading models, the KX-PRW120 and the KX-PRW130, include a Smartphone Connect feature, which allows a user's tablet or smartphone to double as an additional handset to the home phone. This feature lets a user make or receive landline phone calls with a smart device when connected to the same WiFi network. As an added benefit, the Panasonic KX-PRW120 or KX-PRW130 handset can also be used as a home intercom in combination with smartphone or tablet devices. Consumers can easily transfer an incoming outside landline call to their smart device or set up a conference call between the handset, smartphone and another party. Users can also transfer images, up to two wallpapers and up to thirty ringtones with a one minute audio file size capacity, from the smartphone or tablet to each handset as a customization feature. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 is expandable up to six DECT handsets and can be registered on up to four smartphones or tablets.
The Panasonic KX-PRW120 was designed with a unique lay-down style for an easy grab-and-grip and comfortable one hand or hands-free operation. The phone's magnetic adaptor allows the handset to securely sit in place on the base so it can be placed on the countertop. The Panasonic KX-PRW130 shares the same features as the KX-PRW120, except the PRW120's handset sits in an upright position on the base unit.
The Panasonic KX-PRS120 has a slim, compact design to fit perfectly in a modern home environment. The ergonomically shaped handset provides users a secure grip and offers the ability to have a hands-free conversation.
The KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 were designed for comfort and clarity, equipped with a 2.2 inch TFT (QVGA) Color LCD screen that displays a new graphic user menu. Additionally, for excellent performance, these models have Panasonic's unique features including noise reduction that reduces the background noise at the other end of a conversation, talking caller ID that announces who is calling and an advanced answering machine system that sends a sound alert to the base unit or SMS alert to the pre-registered smartphones when a message is received.
A handy feature for new parents, the KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 handsets are equipped with a Baby Monitor feature which notifies users via tablet, smartphone or a handset placed in another room when a baby starts crying.
Equipped with a sleek design which mimics the look of today's popular smartphone devices, the new Panasonic KX-PRX120 works both as a traditional landline phone and smartphone using the Android 4.0 operating system to offer users flexibility for communicating in the home or small office. The large 3.5" TFT Color LED touch screen displays a graphic user interface that is easy to read. The model's lightweight and compact style allows users to easily carry the handset around the home as far as 300 feet away from the base unit. The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is expandable up to six handsets and can also be registered with any GAP supported DECT handset.
The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is WiFi-enabled supporting the Google Play store that allows consumers to download their favorite applications, access social networks or share a photo album with family and friends. Additionally, the phone's multi-function tool offers a variety of applications to access a music player or alarm clock and browse the internet.
Aside from the conventional voice phone experience, the Panasonic KX-PRX120 can also be used as a video phone via Skype using the built-in 0.3 Megapixel camera on the front of the phone. In addition to video communication, users can enjoy other types of communication including E-mail, SNS and schedule sharing on Google Calendar.
The model also supports Panasonic's optional key detector, which easily attaches to commonly misplaced items, like keys. The key detector activates a beeping noise to help locate the lost item if the feature is selected on the handset's user menu.
Each model in the new Premium Design Series features superb sound quality with an improved error correction system and extended transmission range for clear, interruption-free voice conversations. The Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 feature a customized sound system that enables a user to adjust the pitch of voices on the phone so they can enjoy smooth and clear conversations.
Additional features of the Panasonic KX-PRW120/130 and KX-PRS120 include:
-- One Touch Eco Mode- one touch button that reduces signal output.
-- Advanced Answering Machine
-- Section Key Layout
-- Incoming/Outgoing Call Barring- to reduce unwanted calls
-- Talking Caller ID
-- Call Block up to 100 numbers
-- Phonebook Entries (KX-PRW120- up to 500, KX-PRS120-up to 300)
Additional features of the KX-PRX120 include:
-- microSD Card Slot on Handset
-- micro USB Charging Port
-- Advanced Alarm Clock
-- Call Block up to 100 numbers
-- Caller ID
-- Answering Machine- up to 40 recording minutes
The 2014 Premium Design Series are now available for purchase on http://www.shop.panasonic.com for the following MSRPs: KX-PRW120, $99.95; KX-PRW130, $99.95; KX-PRS120, $79.95; KX-PRX120, $169.95.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Newark, NJ, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. The company offers a wide range of consumer solutions including products from VIERA Smart Life+ Screens, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness, Personal Care and Dental Care products and more. In Interbrand's 2013 Annual "Best Global Green Brands" report, the Panasonic brand ranked number four, the highest ranked electronics brand in the report. (http://bit.ly/17ezCDI).
To learn more about the company's products, visit shop.panasonic.com. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicUSA; additional company information for journalists is also available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
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Outdoor Retailer and Interbike Partner to Launch Technology Focused Media Event
Top e-bike and portable technology brands to be tested by consumer journalists
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interbike and Outdoor Retailer, two of the largest retail sports trade shows in the world, announced today that their new experiential media event, Charged Up, is set to take place May 14-15, 2014. Charged Up will bring the latest in electric bike innovation and active outdoor technology to the attention of the consumer and technology print, broadcast and online media.
Journalists will be invited to test leading brands product in the outdoors and on the trail, for a true hands-on experience with the advancements and functionality of e-bikes, portable power, safety, and fitness gear along with innovations in wearable technology.
While North America trails China and Europe with regard to sales of e-bikes (50,000 units domestically vs. more than 30 million in China and Europe), the category is beginning to get traction on US soil. E-bike brands are targeting the more than 77 million baby boomers who can benefit from the pedal assist features of e-bikes, and the 78 million Millennials who have fewer drivers licenses, own fewer cars and are seeking alternative forms of transportation.
The growing trend in portable and outdoor technology was evident at the recent 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market. The post show report showed a 28% increase in buyers year-over-year that identified themselves as technology buyers. This show statistic supports the predicted five-fold growth in wearable electronics in the next decade. IDTechEx research reports the wearable electronics business will grow from a $14 billion industry today to over $70 billion in 2024. The Outdoor Industry Association reports that Millennials will drive the growth. By 2017 they are estimated to have more spending power than any other previous generation.
Top brands will have their latest products available for journalists to experience at the Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ, just outside New York City. Brands that will be participating include: BionX, Prodeco, Pete's Electric Bikes, Currie Technologies (izip, eflow, Haibike, Lapierre), Leatherman, LedLensor, Ascent Solar Technologies/EnerPlex, GoalZero, D.Light Designs, Celliant and more.
"A departure from the traditional trade show format, this event will highlight the growing trend in applied technology and provide brands the opportunity to be included in a larger consumer conversation about technology," said Liz Crawford, Senior Marketing Director, Outdoor Retailer. "Technology continues to be an interesting and exciting media storyline, and we are happy to bring products from the bike and outdoor industry that traditionally would have been considered niche to a larger audience, which ultimately helps make the outdoors more appealing to the general consumer."
Charged Up is supported by PeopleForBikes, the Outdoor Industry Association and Bicycle Retailer & Industry News. PeopleForBikes and the Outdoor Industry Association will present detailed content at the event, outlining trend data as it relates to the e-bike and outdoor technology categories.
About Interbike and Outdoor Retailer
Interbike is the largest bicycle trade event in North America, bringing together manufacturers, retailers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of cycling. Established in 1982, the show gathers more than 1,200 cycling-related brands, over 25,000 total attendees annually and is considered one of the most important global trade events for the bicycle industry.
Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web based business solutions. OR also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry. Consistently named among Trade Show News Network's 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer connects approximately 50,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.
Interbike and Outdoor Retailer are two of 90 premier trade events owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading producer of large business-to-business tradeshows. Emerald Expositions, based in San Juan Capistrano, CA produces shows and conference events globally that connect more than 525,000 buyers and sellers across nine diversified end-markets. Markets covered include general merchandise, sports, hospitality and retail design, jewelry, photography, decorated apparel, building, healthcare and military.
DailyBurn brings streaming fitness videos to PlayStationÂ®3
First Dedicated Video Workouts App for PS3Â® System Brings Unmatched Fitness Variety for Everyone
NEW YORK, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DailyBurnÂ®, the leading provider of first-class streaming video workout programs, today released the first dedicated video workouts app for the PlayStationÂ®3 (PS3Â®) computer entertainment system.
Through the new fitness app, PS3 users across the U.S. and Canada will have access to DailyBurn's HD-quality on-demand workout programs led by world-class trainers, providing users with a comprehensive "big screen" workout experience 24/7.
DailyBurn delivers personalized workout plans based on individual needs, workout preferences, and personal goals. Workouts range from beginner to advanced and from 15 minutes to over an hour. DailyBurn's 14 workout programs feature a variety of fitness disciplines from dance and high-intensity cardio to yoga, kettlebells and strength training, with new workout programs launching throughout 2014.
"DailyBurn makes fitness and nutrition accessible to everyone, anytime, anywhere," said Andy Smith, CEO of DailyBurn. "DailyBurn brings PS3 owners, for the first time, a video workout app with full-length, HD-quality, on-demand workout programs, spanning from low-intensity stretching and Yoga workouts to high-intensity interval training and cardio routines, all in the comfort of the home. Now PS3 users can play great PS3 games, watch movies, and stay fit with DailyBurn all on the same platform!"
Unlimited access to DailyBurn is available for only $10 per month on the PS3 system and across more connected platforms than any other premium workout service.
DailyBurn.com is a leading online health and fitness brand, delivering first-class video workout programs and personalized nutrition plans to ensure that members reach their fitness goals. DailyBurn brings fitness and nutrition to members, anytime, anywhere, by streaming HD-quality workouts in a variety of disciplines from dance and high-intensity cardio to yoga, kettlebells and strength training. DailyBurn's elite group of trainers were specifically selected to provide specialized expertise to members through a best-in-class library of workouts ranging from beginner to advanced through a multitude of technology platforms. From a computer and TV to a tablet and phone, workout experiences and nutrition advice are only a click away to help members get and stay in shape. Unlimited access to DailyBurn's plans is only $10 a month. Launched in 2007, DailyBurn is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information, visit http://dailyburn.com.
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With $2M Round Livelens Launches Social Streaming App On iOS with Monetization Capabilities
YouTube Vloggers & Social Media Influencers Can Now Create Revenue From Their Videos
TEL AVIV, Israel, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Livelens, a platform that allows anyone to easily stream video live to their existing followers and friends and schedule upcoming live events, today announced the launch of their mobile application. The Livelens social media platform provides the easiest and most powerful way to stream content directly from a smartphone or tablet to any connected device and additional personal social media pages simultaneously. The company also raised $2M to help encourage users to monetize their video content easily with the application.
Livelens was founded on the realization that there was no mobile application or software on the market that allowed for easy live streaming and sharing that integrates to existing social media platforms. The application's live streaming component gives anyone the option to broadcast either planned or spontaneous moments instantly within the Livelens application or through their personal Facebook pages. Once downloaded, users can choose to easily monetize their content by charging a fee to view their stream or they can allow it to be viewed for free by anyone.
"We're excited to introduce this new platform of video sharing to the social media world, filling a void that was clearly missing in the social platform market. As the industry continues to evolve, transforming on what seems like a daily basis, we can now welcome live video into the mix," said Max Bluvband, CEO of Livelens. "Giving anyone the ability to easily share their moments in real time will also present the opportunity to create planned events where anyone can charge to view unique, behind the scene type content."
The Livelens video broadcasting application can be used as an effective platform for promotion by users with a strong social following, allowing them to effectively earn revenue by creating a charged event to showcase exclusive content. By enabling the monetization of unique or exclusive content, Livelens empowers true user ownership and allows anyone the ability to tap into a new market of social currency.
The Livelens application is now available for both iOS and Android.
Livelens is a "social platform for easy Live streaming," that allows anyone to stream live video from their mobile device to their followers easily. Users can stream live video instantly or announce an upcoming live event to their followers. The platform also offers a unique opportunity, for those with a strong social following, to earn revenue by creating a charged event to showcase exclusive content. The Livelens app is available for both iOS and Android.
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iControl Powers Bright House Networks Home Security & Control
Bright House Networks Home Security & Control Provides Advanced Home Management and Always-On Connection
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- iControl Networks, a leader in connected home technology and innovation, today announced that its iControl Converge(TM) software platform is powering the Bright House Networks Home Security & Control solution. Bright House Networks Home Security & Control is a next generation system that puts customers in charge of their home security and comfort no matter where they are - at home, at the office or on the go.
With the power of iControl's Converge platform, Bright House Networks Home Security & Control offers centrally monitored and self-managed security, as well as energy, light and home appliance management via an in-home touchscreen, the web and smart phones. The alert feature enables users to customize their systems to send instant text or email notifications when the kids have returned home safely after school, or if there is suspicious behavior around the home. Users can even receive live or recorded video of their homes.
Acting as the hub of the Home Security & Control system is an advanced, yet easy-to-use, interactive touchscreen powered by iControl. In addition to creating and monitoring system settings, users can check the news and weather, watch live and recorded video feed of home activity and more.
"We're excited to partner with Bright House Networks to bring advanced home control, security and connectivity to their customer base," said Jim Johnson, executive vice president and general manager at iControl. "Bright House Networks customers will quickly appreciate how simple it is to manage their homes and gain the reassurance that comes with a home management service like this."
About iControl Networks
iControl Networks' vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. iControl is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home Awareness device for consumers. iControl is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome(TM) Partner Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in iControl include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about iControl Networks and Piper, visit http://www.icontrol.com and http://www.getpiper.com.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco(Â®) Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.