Atmel First to Deliver Industry's Highest Density Embedded Flash Cortex-M4 Processor-based MCU
Offering 2MB of Embedded Flash, Atmel's Cortex-M4 Processor-based MCU Includes Best-In-Class Low Power Consumption at 200uA/MHz in Active Mode
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel®( )Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced sampling of the Atmel SAM4SD32, the industry's first 2MB embedded Flash Cortex(TM)-M4 processor-based microcontroller (MCU). Further expanding the company's ARM® Cortex-M processor-based portfolio, Atmel's SAM4SD32 offers best-in-class low power consumption at 200uA/MHz in active mode--a savings of over 50 percent vs. the nearest competitor--when running at 120MHz.
With 2MB of embedded Flash, the SAM4SD32 is the ideal device for industrial and consumer applications requiring increased program memory, data storage and low power consumption. Such applications include wireless thermostats, GPS sport watches, smart meters and 1D bar code readers. Wired and wireless communication stacks, multi-language and multi-applications support, and data logging requirements are driving the need for higher memory densities in these applications.
Atmel's SAM4SD32 runs at a high-performance 120MHz operating frequency and features cache memory for accelerated code execution out of Flash. In addition, the Cortex-M4 processor-based device integrates code protection features, 160KB of SRAM and dual-bank Flash for safe in-field firmware upgrades. The SAM4SD32 will be available in a new smaller VFBGA100 7x7mm package option.
The SAM4SD32 is supported by the SAM4S-EK2, a full-featured evaluation kit that enables fast development and code evaluation. The SAM4S-EK2 is supported by the recently launched Atmel Studio 6 integrated development environment (IDE), which significantly accelerates the design process while also reducing the overall cost of creating new designs because it includes professional-quality development tools and Atmel Software Framework, and is free of charge. With Atmel Software Framework, designers get a large library of proven and free source code--including over 1,100 project examples.
"We are continuing to expand our ARM portfolio of devices for higher performance applications and growing memory requirements in the consumer and industrial segments," said Ingar Fredriksen, sr. director of microcontrollers, Atmel Corporation. "These new products with the latest Cortex-M4 core will ensure designers have, from our comprehensive portfolio, all the right devices they need for their unique design requirements."
With two decades of microcontroller leadership and innovation, Atmel offers the broadest portfolio of the world's two most popular 8- and 32-bit microcontroller architectures: AVR® and ARM. Atmel provides the most highly optimized design environment, accelerating time to market and ensuring superior designs and design experiences.
Pricing and Availability
The Atmel SAM4SD32 is sampling now with general availability in September 2012. The device is available in QFP100 packaging priced at $7.94 in 1000-piece quantities.
Sampling now, the Atmel SAM4S-EK2 full-featured kit supports the SAM4SD32 for faster development and code execution. The kits will be priced at US $149 and will be generally available in September 2012.
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
Hughes and Lemko Corporation Demonstrate High-Speed Wireless 4G/LTE Video Calls over Satellite Backhaul
Integrated Solution Eliminates Latency Issues; Ideal for Military and Public Safety
GERMANTOWN, Md., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it has successfully demonstrated wireless 4G/Long Term Evolution (LTE) transmissions over satellite backhaul at download speeds of over 10 Mbps and upload speeds of 786 Kbps, including video phone calls. The testing involved the combination of a Hughes satellite modem with JUPITER(TM) high-throughput technology and Lemko Corporation's Distributed Mobility Wireless Network (DiMoWiNe).
"The growing need for the dissemination of real-time video to our warfighters requires the combination of wireless 4G/LTE and high-throughput satellite backhaul," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "The unique combination of these technologies eliminates the latency issues that can disrupt LTE traffic backhauled over conventional satellite links."
Deploying wireless 4G/LTE systems using a satellite backbone enables important applications for mobile broadband in tactical communications for both military and public safety markets. Warfighters will have the most advanced mobile communications available with rapid deployment capabilities, as will first responders in the critical minutes after a disaster.
"DiMoWiNe is a key innovation breakthrough needed to bring mobile 4G LTE networks to warfighters and public safety officers," said Chris White, executive vice president at Lemko. "LTE over satellite completes the 4G ecosystem. Because of the need to have interoperability across networks and devices, remote and rapid deployment applications can leverage the massive worldwide ecosystem for hardware and applications."
Hughes JUPITER high-throughput technology operates over ECHOSTAR® XVII, the company's next-generation Ka-band satellite. This satellite system employs an advanced multi-spot beam and bent-pipe architecture, and will provide well over 100 Gbps capacity in North America.
Lemko has efficiently connected hundreds of GSM, CDMA, UMTS and EVDO commercial and tactical wireless networks via satellite. Lemko's DiMoWiNe solution virtualizes the core, and all the switching and routing is moved to the network's edge, significantly reducing latency and jitter.
About Lemko Corporation
LEMKO is the leading provider of DiMoWiNe (Distributed Mobile Wireless Network) solutions that change the way mobile operators maintain and develop voice, SMS and data businesses over 2G, 3G and 4G broadband networks. Lemko provides an entire cellular system powered by an all IP mobile infrastructure which includes radio access equipment as well as virtualized 2G, 3G and LTE core network functionality. The virtualized core functionality (including EPC, IMS, VoLTE, policy control, multimedia telephony (MMTel) and data off-load) sits at each RAN site with immediate connection to the cloud for delivery of voice, SMS, data and broadband functionality.
This approach lowers up-front capital expense and dramatically lowers on-going operational expenses. The company's market leading solutions are deployed with Tier 3 as well as Tier 1 carriers, and government and military private network operators. Lemko is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit http://www.hughes.com.
London based foreign exchange specialist adopts Barclay's Pingit as a client payment
Launched in February 2012, Barclays Pingit is a mobile payments system that has been
downloaded over 900,000 times in its first four months. It allows users to transfer funds
using a smart phone. Recently the service has been extended so businesses can receive
payments via the app, using corporate ID code, and FC Exchange have been quick to realise
how they can Ping money that bit further for their clients.
FC Exchange expects to see an initial up-take from clients who regularly send payments
abroad or SMEs needing to make overseas payments.
They further maintain that being able to use Pingit with their international payments
[http://www.fcexchange.co.uk/international-money-transfers ] service can facilitate the
rapid payment for large ticket items or for arranging a deposit on an overseas property,
while abroad, as clients (even non-Barclays customers) are able to transact up to
GBP10,000 a day with the facility, sending funds at a touch of a button that clear within
Realising the value in Barclay's Pingit service, FC Exchange implemented the service
as soon as it was made available to businesses. Nicholas Fullerton, Managing Director of
FC Exchange, said 'we are proud to say that we were the first broker to feature on the
Pingit business database, within the Pingit App, and have already transacted our first
client. We have a high customer referral rate and it is because our service is focused on
making life easy for our clients'.
He further said, 'Pingit users cannot directly use the app to send funds overseas so
we have harnessed this technology to allow users to transfer funds abroad via the FC
Exchange [http://www.fcexchange.co.uk ] service and Ping their money that bit further.
Pingit has certainly taken the market by storm and we do not doubt that clients will
realise the full extent of its potential'.
About FC Exchange
FC Exchange is authorised by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) under the Payment
Service Regulations 2009 and estimates to have saved its clients over GBP21m in the past
FC Exchange has a global portfolio of over 12,000 clients, comprising both private
individuals and corporate bodies. Trading in over 900 different currency pairs and having
transacted over GBP1.5 billion, over 50% of FC Exchange's business is derived from
New Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit Dramatically Increases Productivity for Designing High Bandwidth Applications
Use of pre-verified and integrated IP shortens time-to-market, reduces BOM and future-proofs high speed serial designs
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced the availability of the Kintex(TM)-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit for customers creating advanced serial I/O designs across a broad range of high bandwidth applications. The Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit dramatically increases designer productivity by including a fully validated and supported reference design that integrates an entire PCIe® solution with DDR3 sub-system, including both the HDL and the complete software stack.
"The Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit helps increase our customers' productivity by offering a Targeted Reference Design that removes much of the tedious work customers would otherwise have to do on their own. They can focus on what they do best - building and optimizing their own applications," said Raj Seelam, director of marketing at Xilinx. "This highly optimized reference design can be used in production systems or as a proven base for custom modifications which significantly improves our customers' time-to-market."
The Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit provides a comprehensive, out-of-the box design environment that includes a 20 Gb/s Targeted Reference Design (TRD) to jump-start application development. The reference design integrates the Kintex-7 device's 12.5 Gb/s GTX transceivers and PCIe x8 Gen2 hard block with a high-performance 10G DMA IP core from Northwest Logic, dual 10G Ethernet links using 10GBASE-R PHY interface, a virtual FIFO memory controller interfacing to an external DDR3 memory and supports the AMBA® AXI4 (Advanced eXtensible Interface 4) standard.
The reference design provides designers with a high-performance solution for high bandwidth applications such as wired telecommunications and wireless infrastructure, audio, video, and broadcast solutions; high-end consumer markets; aerospace and defense (A&D) and high-performance computing storage applications. Also provided are the software drivers, driver source code and a GUI to enable users to control and evaluate the design more quickly.
The kit itself includes a Kintex-7 FPGA KC705 base board with a high-speed FMC daughter card from Faster Technology that allows up to four 10 Gb/s SFP+ interfaces, two of which are leveraged in the TRD to give developers a real-world example to reference for their next high-speed serial I/O designs.
The 28nm Kintex-7 family is designed for maximum power efficiency and delivers a 2x price-performance improvement while consuming 50 percent less power compared to the previous generation of FPGAs. Kintex-7 FPGAs offer high-density logic and up to 32 GTX high-performance transceivers with a maximum performance up to 12.5 Gb/s and a peak serial bandwidth of 800 Gb/s.
The Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit is available now for $2895. For more information on the Kintex-7 FPGA Connectivity Kit, visit http://www.xilinx.com/k7connkit.com.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable technologies and devices, going beyond traditional programmable logic to enable both hardware and software programmability, integrate both digital and analog mixed-signal functions, and allow new levels of programmable interconnect in both monolithic and multi-die 3D ICs. The company's products are coupled with a next-generation design environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.
Xilinx, the Xilinx logo, Artix, ISE, Kintex, Spartan, Virtex, Zynq, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. PCI, PCIe and PCI Express are trademarks of PCI-SIG and used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
MaxEmail.com Announces A New App For The iPhone That Lets You Send & Receive Faxes On The Go
MaxEmail.com has Created a New iPhone Application that Makes Sending Faxes Faster and Easier than Ever.
CHICAGO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxEmail.com is proud to announce its brand new iPhone app that allows iPhone users to send and receive faxes - no matter where they are, in just a few easy steps.
To send faxes via this online fax service, all users need to do is simply start the MaxEmail Fax iPhone app, take a picture of the document to be faxed using their iPhone camera, and instantly send the fax anywhere around the world. Quick, simple, easy, and one of the best solutions devised for those who still rely on the tried and true method of faxing important documents.
Jim Siwek, Vice President of Online Engineering for MaxEmail.com, commented, "We are very excited to offer our customers the ability to send and receive faxes from their iPhones, anywhere they are. Using our MaxEmail Fax iPhone app, users can just snap a picture of a document and fax it with a few taps of the finger. No scanners, no fax machines and no phone lines needed. This new iPhone app truly makes mobile faxing a reality."
Using the app in conjunction with MaxEmail.com's internet fax service allows users to capture documents with their iPhone camera or select images from the Camera Roll, and "fax it" to any fax number worldwide. In addition, those with Google Docs, DropBox, WebDav, iDisk and other online file storage services can also access those services through the app and instantly send PDF files stored there via fax.
The fax is sent simply by inputting the phone number of the recipient, adding the documents, and letting the software clean up the image before sending it off. Users will receive the email confirmation of their fax being sent via the MaxEmail.com network, or they will be informed of the fax's failure to send - due to busy signals, no network coverage, etc. - and the software will try up to five times to send the fax.
MaxEmail.com takes the process of faxing documents to a whole new level with this amazing app. No more waiting to get back to the office to send your fax. Simply send the document straight from your iPhone via the MaxEmail Fax application which can be downloaded directly from iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/maxemail-fax/id514392342?mt=8.
For more information about MaxEmail.com's new iPhone faxing application, or to purchase a subscription online, visit http://www.maxemail.com or call (312) 264-4000.
Tel: (312) 264-4000 x230
Network Video Surveillance Solution Scales with Microsoft's Windows Azure
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smartvue Corp., a global video surveillance company, announced today at the 2012 Electronic Security Expo its new Cloudvue surveillance service powered by Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure.
To meet the challenges of scalable, worldwide, video surveillance and security, Smartvue helps organizations simply and securely take advantage of cloud computing and storage by delivering live, recorded, and stored network video surveillance through its Cloudvue service powered by Windows Azure.
-- Cloudvue enables organizations to centrally manage and view video
surveillance from thousands of servers and cameras worldwide
-- Point and click configuration enables users to quickly and easily
integrate cloud empowered video surveillance using existing networks,
hardware, and infrastructure
-- Cloudvue supports secure, unlimited video surveillance backup and
storage with triple redundancy with Windows Azure
-- Sharevue makes the sharing of video incidents with users worldwide
simple and easy
-- Smartvue supports plug-and-play integration with more than 200
industry-leading network video surveillance cameras including HD and
"For over a decade Smartvue has made the world a safer place with simple to use cloud-powered video management systems (VMS)," said Martin Renkis, Founder & CEO of Nashville-based Smartvue Corporation. "Our move to Windows Azure is the next step in our goal of making Cloudvue a major provider of video surveillance services worldwide."
"Using Windows Azure as the platform for their video surveillance technology gives Smartvue customers global scalability for their security and visual business intelligence," said Helene Love Snell, director, Microsoft Server and Tools Business. "Windows Azure provides broad reach and built-in triple redundancy for recordings to deliver secure, reliable, and fast video surveillance to any location in the world."
Smartvue video surveillance systems work on almost any Windows and Apple based web-browser and are available as free Apps for Windows 8 Metro, iPad, iPhone, and Android.
Pricing and Availability
Smartvue video surveillance and cloud systems start at only $899 and are available in the USA through Smartvue authorized partners such as Dell, Amazon, and Videosurveillance.com. Visit http://www.smartvue.com for a list of global partners.
About Smartvue Corporation
Smartvue Corporation is defining the future of video surveillance with its revolutionary S9 servers and Cloudvue services. The company makes amazing surveillance technologies elegantly simple. Smartvue was founded in 1998 and provides video surveillance services to organizations worldwide. Learn more at http://www.smartvue.com.
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CONTACT: Martin Renkis, +1-888-754-4543, firstname.lastname@example.org
PAY.ON Operates With Technology Leading New London Data Centre One of the Most Powerful Processing Hotspots in the Payment Sector
MUNICH, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
PAY.ON AG, a world leading service provider for global payment processing, has
switched all operations to its new central data centre in London, setting a new quality
benchmark for global transactions. The performance concept of the new processing hotspot
goes beyond today's industry standards. It features interconnected redundant hot spares
between two 'Tier 3+' data centre units for state-of-the-art high availability, highest
processing performance, as well as free scalability and flexibility thanks to
state-of-the-art virtualisation. Internationally applicable PCI-DSS v2 and ISO 27k
standards provide the highest degree of data security as well as best risk protection
through the use of a DDOS mitigation solution. Connected to London as the most powerful
Internet hub in Europe, payment providers now have a processing infrastructure at their
disposal that covers every requirement and dimension of modern payment transactions.
PAY.ON AG, operator of the routing gateway 'PayPipe' and the processing platform
'PaySourcing', is aligning its infrastructure towards future demands in the global and
dynamically growing payment market at an early stage in matters of productivity,
redundancy and service continuity. At the same time, the setup of the data centre
optimises the processing of transaction volumes also for major clients in terms of data
consistency, latency and security. Decisive in the selection of London as the location for
the data centre is its direct and thus uninterrupted connection to the world's high-speed
data highways. With the data centre provider TelecityGroup, PAY.ON has one of the most
renowned infrastructure partners in Europe when it comes to state-of-the-art and highly
efficient IT environments. Accordingly, clients have access to the best possible set-up in
With the new central data centre in London, the data centre structure of PAY.ON is
technology leading in terms of quality, reliability, availability, scalability and
security in payment processing. The processing hotspot consists of two entirely physically
separate 'Tier 3+' data centres, which are synchronized via permanent and continuously
redundant active/active fibre channel connections, including automated real-time failover.
The operation setup is hot/hot. As such, both units process in parallel, permitting active
volume management and establishing completely failure- and maintenance-free operation. A
total of more than 16,000 internal and external monitoring processes safeguard the high
availability of all system units. The previous data centre in Germany serves as additional
backup (disaster recovery).
PAY.ON services are hosted in an own redundant, highly secured cloud via the new
central data centre. The entire server architecture is completely virtualised and thus
seamlessly scalable at all times. Storage, memory, and CPU are being triggered
automatically when reaching 60 per cent capacity utilization. Due to the flexibility of
the set-up, the system can also be duplicated for major clients for their own use upon
request. Highest standards also apply to the security concept, which complies with all the
requirements of PCI-DSS v2. Among other things, this includes redundantly installed
firewalls in all system connections, comprehensive intrusion detection and DDOS mitigation
for immediately averting attacks, extensive anti-virus measures in every interface as well
as a corresponding multi-layer network design. In addition to PCI-DSS v2, the data centre
itself is additionally certified in accordance with ISO 27001 and ISO 9001.
PAY.ON AG is a world leading operator of payment infrastructure systems and supplier
of the white label platform 'PaySourcing' and the routing gateway 'PayPipe'. 'PaySourcing'
makes it possible for customers to outsource all relevant payment and risk-management
processes, or procure them via cloud computing and thus become a payment service provider
themselves whilst saving money, time and resources. 'PayPipe' is a high-performance
payment gateway that connects all payment market participants with each other using just
one interface. Accordingly, 'PayPipe' accelerates global availability for all market
participants like no other network. Using 'PayPipe', transactions can be processed online
for all payment methods in all currencies and across all systems. All PAY.ON systems are
PCI-DSS-certified and thus guarantee compliance with the security standards and
requirements that apply to the international payment market. Further information can be
found at http://www.payon.com.
Manager Global Press & Public Relations
Koeppel Direct Introduces New Interactive Reporting Dashboards
DALLAS, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Koeppel Direct, a multi-channel direct response media buying agency, has recently released its new, interactive reporting dashboards as an addition to the full range of analytics made available to clients. The new dashboards are exceedingly powerful and integrate results from multiple platforms such as radio, TV, and Internet, allowing users to see everything they need in one place. Published online, the real-time dashboard can be utilized from anywhere and even has an application available on the iPad to allow for changes away from the office. This product provides clients with a new way of accessing and analyzing important information in a single, organized place. The new dashboards aid in making important business decisions by avoiding complicated and confusing interfaces with an overwhelming amount of useless numbers.
Koeppel Direct's confidence in this new analytics dashboard is based on the different levels of analysis it can provide to clients. On the surface is a high-level, visual dashboard used to identify trends and determine where a client would want to dig deeper. Under the dashboards are very detailed visuals and reports that drill down to more specific areas of focus that can be custom tailored to fit a campaign's needs. Clients can specify various time periods to see trends and past decisions, and how they have affected performance and income. Looking through detailed media buying data, telemarketing data, payment data, etc, gives users an upper hand in determining how to best proceed within any given campaign.
Koeppel Direct is a world-class direct response television media buying agency that specializes in multi-channel direct response television, online direct response, radio direct response, and print direct response campaign management. Koeppel is committed to providing an accurate, seamless experience when it comes to analytics, in hopes of providing clients with the most up-to-date information for making important decisions. "I think some of the areas that people overlook when they're researching a media company are research and analytics," says Peter Koeppel, President of Koeppel Direct. In regards to selecting a media partner, he says "It's also important that they have a sophisticated reporting and analytics system, so that they can provide you with daily and weekly reports that allow them to optimize results." With the new interactive reporting dashboard system, Koeppel Direct plans to provide that same sophisticated experience that Peter Koeppel referred to, helping clients to become better educated with current trends and accurately make decisions that will benefit their businesses.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PiCloud, the leader in providing easy access to conventional computing power on the cloud, and D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in commercial quantum computing technology, have announced a formal development partnership. Projects are underway to integrate the two companies' technologies.
"PiCloud is a cloud computing platform dedicated to giving every developer, scientist, and engineer in the world a supercomputer at their fingertips," stated PiCloud co-Founder Ken Elkabany.
The partnership will align the two companies' development goals. D-Wave's development library will be integrated with PiCloud's cloud platform to give developers easy remote access to both quantum and conventional computing power from within the same framework. With the thousands of cores that can be leveraged on-demand with PiCloud, developers will be able to access a new type of supercomputing / quantum computing hybrid capability from anywhere with Internet access.
"Because of the exotic nature of our technology, it was designed from the ground up to be used remotely. This remote access model works beautifully with PiCloud's cloud computing platform. As a developer, you can send parts of your code to the conventional cloud, and parts to D-Wave quantum computers, and the result is a tool that provides access to a new type of high performance computer that has never existed before," said D-Wave Founder and CTO Dr. Geordie Rose.
"D-Wave was a natural fit for PiCloud," said Elkabany, "as we operate in some of the same market spaces, such as financial modeling, defense systems, biological modeling and image analysis. We share the same vision of making all of the world's compute capability - be it conventional or quantum - easily accessible."
D-Wave's quantum computing technology is designed to excel at machine learning and optimization problems. These types of problems naturally arise in "Big Data" applications where enormous amounts of data must be handled and processed. The classical computing power that PiCloud provides allows aspects of handling Big Data to be done using conventional cloud techniques, while specialized, highly complex tasks can be run on D-Wave hardware.
"One very interesting application of such hybrid systems is in large-scale machine learning, where data volumes are vast, and the learning process requires solution of large numbers of combinatorial optimization problems," said Dr. Suzanne Gildert, Applications Strategist for D-Wave. "This allows all of the best practices currently used for handling and processing large data volumes to continue to be used, but now with a specialized hardware system designed to solve the hard combinatorial nuggets that conventional computers can't deal with."
About D-Wave Systems Inc.
D-Wave is working to radically change what it is possible to do with computers. Founded in 1999, D-Wave's mission is to integrate new discoveries in physics and computer science into breakthrough new approaches to computation. The company's flagship product, the D-Wave One, is built around a novel type of superconducting processor that uses quantum mechanics to massively accelerate computation. In 2010 Lockheed Martin purchased serial number 1, completing the historic world's first sale of a quantum computer. With headquarters near Vancouver, Canada, its U.S. offices, as well as its superconducting chip foundry, are located in Silicon Valley. D?Wave has a blue-chip investor base including Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Harris & Harris Group, Goldman Sachs, International Investment and Underwriting, Growthworks, Kensington Partners Limited, and Business Development Bank of Canada. In 2011, the company created a dedicated applications team to put quantum computers to work solving industry-scale machine learning and optimization problems. Gartner Group analysts named D-Wave 2012 Cool Vendor in High-Performance Computing and Extreme-Low-Energy Servers.
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About PiCloud, Inc.
PiCloud's mission is to democratize computing power around the globe. Founded in 2009, and based in San Francisco, CA, PiCloud has processed over 100 million units of computation for thousands of customers worldwide. PiCloud is backed by an exceptional list of investors including Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Greylock Partners. PiCloud has been named by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Application Platforms as a Service.
The first two ICs to debut in the nRF51 Series are the nRF51822, a multi-protocol
Bluetooth(R) low energy / 2.4GHz proprietary RF System-on-Chip (SoC), and the nRF51422,
the world's first ANT(TM) / ANT+(TM) SoC.
These Flash-based devices share a new higher performance, lower power 2.4GHz
multi-protocol radio, and a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 based processor that deliver up to 50%
lower power consumption, RF link budget improvements of up to 9.5dB, and over 10x more
processing power compared to Nordic's previous generation of ULP wireless ICs - redefining
class-leading industry benchmarks.
Nordic's novel software architecture for Bluetooth low energy and ANTSoC solutions
also frees designers from the integration effort, complexities, and restrictions of chip
vendor-supplied software frameworks and instead allows customers to develop their designs
quickly and easily using the highly popular and familiar ARM Cortex programming
This major benefit is achieved by using a new and novel software architecture
featuring a unique and powerful separation between protocol stack and user application
code. This removes the need for developers to struggle with integration of application
code as part of a vendor-imposed application development framework. Code development is
now greatly simplified and accelerated and risks associated with integrating application
and stack code significantly reduced.
With the launch of the Nordic Semiconductor nRF51 Series, developing applications
employing one of the three main ULP wireless technologies - Bluetooth low energy, ANT /
ANT+, and 2.4GHz proprietary RF - has never been more straightforward or accessible to the
widest possible range of developers.
"We have worked closely with our most trusted customers for several years on the nRF51
Series," comments Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Director of Product Management at Nordic
Semiconductor. "Our new multi-protocol radio combined with the ARM Cortex-M0 based
processor not only slashes power consumption, but also significantly improves performance,
available processing power, and extends the range of applications covered. We have also
taken a completely novel approach with our software architecture that accelerates product
development and lowers risks by offering developers unprecedented flexibility,
ease-of-use, and code safety."
General availability is scheduled for early September 2012 and mass production is
scheduled for Q4 2012.
JetBrains YouTrack 4 - No More Excuses Not to Be Agile
PRAGUE, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The intelligent bug and issue tracker introduces Agile project management to
facilitate your team's work flow across the board: absolutely free for early adopters
JetBrains(R), the creators of IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper, TeamCity and other
intelligent, productivity-enhancing tools for software developers, today announced the
availability of a new major release of YouTrack, their innovative issue tracking and agile
project management system.
YouTrack has gained widespread popularity thanks to its keyboard-oriented approach,
powerful search queries and command syntax, and fully customizable workflows and issue
YouTrack 4.0 introduces a completely new, independent Agile project management module.
Now Scrum teams can plan and manage their work during a series of consecutive sprints,
while teams that follow Kanban process can manage and measure their work flow on the
board. Agile project management in YouTrack is flexible enough to adapt to mature Scrum or
Kanban workflows, as well as to introduce new teams to these Agile processes. In fact, all
teams can get the best of both worlds, by blending their favorite practices from either
"YouTrack doesn't impose any specific Agile process on you, but helps you follow the
core methodology guidelines and adapt them to your workflow," said Vadim Gurov, YouTrack
Team Lead. "If you're new to Agile, you can organize and visualize your process and get
introduced to the main principles of each process. If you're an expert, you can easily
adapt YouTrack to your workflow and mix-and-match the best practices of each process."
Key Agile features of new YouTrack 4.0 include:
- Scrum/Kanban boards
- Backlog management
- Burndown and Cumulative Flow charts
- Multiple projects on one board
Other great features in YouTrack 4.0 include:
- Custom notification templates
- Custom reordering of issues
- Subtasks support
- SSL keys management
- Workflow compliance
- Global and Personal Context
YouTrack InCloud commercial plans start from $10/month. YouTrack Stand-Alone packs
start from $249 and include a 1-year subscription for software upgrades. For more details
about YouTrack pricing please see http://www.jetbrains.com/youtrack/buy/?YT40PR.
JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the
creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for
its award-winning Java(TM) integrated development environment IntelliJ(R) IDEA (see
details at http://www.jetbrains.com/idea), ReSharper - a must-have productivity tool
for .NET developers (see http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper), and TeamCity - a
continuous integration and build management environment ( http://www.jetbrains.com/teamcity), among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters
in Prague, Czech Republic and has R&D labs in St. Petersburg, Russia; Munich, Germany; and
Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see http://www.jetbrains.com.
Note to Editors: JetBrains, YouTrack, IntelliJ, IntelliJ IDEA, ReSharper and TeamCity
are trademarks or registered trademarks of JetBrains, s.r.o. All other trademarks are the
properties of their respective owners.
JVC Kenwood Corporation "Goes Beyond" With JVC "ADIXXION" Action Camera
LONDON, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The new JVC GC-XA1 Action Camera offers rugged "quad-proof" body for use without
housing, built-in LCD and built-in Wi-Fi so people can "go beyond" and discover unique
images in any situation.
JVC KENWOOD Corporation is introducing the JVC GC-XA1, a new style of action camera
nicknamed "ADIXXION". The recent popularity of this category of camera has exposed some
shortcomings of currently available products, and JVC's new offering addresses these
issues with the savvy of an audiovisual expert.
The agile GC-XA1 weighs only 126g?(0.28lbs), with a heavy-duty design that does not
require a protective housing that would add bulk and muffle the sound. The quad-proof
design is waterproof to a depth of 5m (16.4 ft), shockproof to withstand a fall from 2m
(6.5ft) high, as well as dustproof and freezeproof. Its scratch-resistant rubber texture
also plays a part in this camera's ruggedness and smart looks. A 1.5-inch LCD monitor is
built right into the side of the camera so you can check results on the spot, with no
add-on to add weight and bulk. The body also has two standard tripod holes for easy
mounting in a variety of locations. Last but far from least is the built-in Wi-Fi feature
which opens up a whole new world of applications and functionality. Wireless connection to
a smartphone allows framing to be easily checked before recording, even if the camera is
already mounted in an inaccessible spot.
It's also possible to send images "live" to a PC via Wi-Fi or mobile hotspot, or
transfer data to a PC for distribution on social networks. But perhaps most incredible is
the ability to stream "live" high-definition videos in real-time to USTREAM without a PC.
With minimal hardware to carry or wear, people can achieve maximum exposure to a worldwide
audience right then and there. iOS and Android apps will be available for download free of
charge, while Wi-Video PC software is supplied with the camera.
As one might expect from the visual experts at JVC, GC-XA1 does not compromise on
image quality to achieve its compact toughness. Video recording is possible in resolutions
ranging from Full HD to WVGA, as QuickTime-compatible MP4 files that can be easily viewed
on computers and smartphones. The user can count on image stabilization for less blurry
scenes while on the go, as well as technology to counteract the image skewing that can
occur with CMOS image sensors. The built-in HDMI terminal enables easy connection to
HDTVs. Other features include ultra-wide lens, Time-Lapse REC to record a frame at a time
at intervals of 1 or 5 seconds, Digital 5x zoom, 5 Megapixel stills, White balance
(auto/manual), Exposure (auto), and Self-timer functions. The GC-XA1 comes supplied with a
Goggle mount, Flexible mount, two Lens protection covers, a USB cable and Battery, which
is enough to get you going right out of the box. Plus a wider variety of optional
accessories will be offered so people can customize the way they make memories with the
- Goggle Mount: Attaches to goggle strap with supplied screws.
- Flexible Mount: Adheres to flat or curved surface with supplied 3M
- Lens Protector x2
- LCD Protection Film
- USB Cable
- Rechargeable Battery
- Roll Bar Mount MT-RB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 40mm (7/8" - 1-5/8") in
- Handle Bar Mount MT-HB001: Fits pipes from 21mm to 30mm (7/8" - 1-3/16") in
- AC Adapter AC-V17UL / AC-V10L: Charges ADIXXION battery from outlet.
- Float Strap WA-FL001: To help the camera float while in water.
- Goggle Mount MT-GM001
- Flexible Mount MT-FM001
- Lens Protector GL-LP001
- Battery BN-VH105
TRUSTe Launches New Data Privacy Certifications to Help UK Businesses Address High Consumer Privacy Concerns and Build Trust
LONDON, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
One month after launching TRUSTed Consent Manager to help businesses to address the EU
Cookie Directive, global privacy management leader TRUSTe is introducing five new data
privacy certification solutions to help UK businesses build trust and address the high
level of concern expressed by consumers over privacy.
The new Privacy Certification Solutions enable businesses to establish and follow best
practices for managing customer information in accordance to UK data privacy standards.
Once a business is certified, it can display the green TRUSTe Certified Privacy Seal on
their site. This trust mark is rapidly becoming the de facto standard for online privacy
worldwide. Independent research shows it already has 50 per cent consumer awareness in the
The TRUSTe Certification Solutions are available to manage privacy for all major
online channels including websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, and third-party data
collection. The solutions include full-service Consumer Dispute Resolution Services that
enable businesses to quickly and easily address consumer privacy complaints. TRUSTe's
unique combination of privacy solutions enable a business to address regulatory compliance
while building customer trust in order to drive engagement and protect their brand.
The potential for businesses to influence consumer behaviour by demonstrating strong
privacy practices is underscored by research conducted by Harris Interactive in 2012 and
published in the TRUSTe Privacy Index: British Consumer Confidence Edition. The study
indicated that 90 per cent of consumers were concerned about their privacy online while 88
per cent would not conduct business with companies that they felt were failing to
safeguard their online privacy. New research conducted with 2000 adults across Great
Britain by Harris Interactive last month shows that 1 in every 2 consumers is already
aware of the TRUSTe green privacy seal. This is only likely to increase as adoption of
TRUSTe's Privacy Certification Solutions in the UK grows.
Chris Babel, CEO of TRUSTe said, "Good online privacy practices are not just about
meeting regulatory compliance, but also building consumer trust.
With the underlying reality that data is easier to collect, cheaper to store and
faster to analyse than ever before, it is even more important that companies can easily
demonstrate to consumers that they take privacy seriously. TRUSTe's Certified Privacy Seal
does just that.
We have helped thousands of companies manage their online privacy practices for 15
years, and it is a natural step to extend these services to the UK market."
This announcement comes on the heels of TRUSTe's launch of the EU Cookie Audit and
Consent Manager; products designed to address the requirements of the EU Cookie Directive.
Within a few days of the 26 May 2012 UK enforcement deadline of this directive, the UK
Information Commissioners' Office received over 160 complaints. TRUSTe offers a third
party dispute resolution service as part of its certification services which gives
customers someone to turn to. Likewise, businesses have a route to swiftly resolve
disputes, minimising the need for ICO intervention. In 2011 TRUSTe successfully handled
over 8500 customer privacy disputes.
Lindsey Greig, Managing Editor, DataGuidance said "The EU Cookie Directive has put a
light on data privacy. More than just meeting the regulatory requirement, businesses can
seize this as an opportunity to improve transparency, choice and accountability for their
customers. Approaches, such as TRUSTe's privacy certification programme, are excellent
ways for businesses to ensure good privacy practices and demonstrate publicly that it is a
brand that consumers can trust."
Last year participation in TRUSTe's global privacy certification programmes grew by
over 60%. In 2011, over 4000 businesses were certified under the TRUSTed Websites
programme. There are now over 7000 different urls displaying TRUSTe's privacy seal.
Notes to Editors
1 TRUSTe is the leading global provider of online privacy solutions for business,
offering a broad suite of technologies and certifications to help companies build trust
and increase engagement across their online channels, including websites, mobile apps,
advertising, and cloud services. Over 5,000 companies, including top international brands
like Apple, eBay, LinkedIn and Microsoft, rely on TRUSTe to build trust and address
evolving and complex privacy challenges. TRUSTe's green Certified Privacy Seal is widely
recognised and trusted by millions of consumers worldwide as a sign of responsible privacy
practices. For additional information on TRUSTe please visit http://www.truste.co.uk
2 Further details about TRUSTe privacy certifications are available in the 2011 TRUSTe
Transparency Report http://www.truste.com/about-TRUSTe/transparency-report This
document provides an in-depth summary and analysis of the 8500 consumer privacy disputes
TRUSTe processed in 2011 and explains the processes and procedures TRUSTe uses to certify
companies and enforce their privacy certifications.
3 Harris Interactive conducted a comprehensive consumer privacy survey on behalf of
TRUSTe with 2000 Online GB Adults aged 16-64 from 24-31 May 2012. Full details of the
findings of this UK Consumer Research Study will be published in July. To request a copy
of the full research report contact firstname.lastname@example.org
5 For TRUSTe UK media enquiries and interview requests please contact Eleanor
Treharne-Jones at The Conversation Company on +44(0)7811-093648 or +44(0)20-7812-0664 or
Mobile Advertising Innovator Bob Walczak Joins PubMatic
LONDON, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
PubMatic (http://www.PubMatic.com), the digital media platform for publishers,
today announces the addition of Bob Walczak as VP mobile product.
Walczak, the founder and former CEO of Ringleader Digital, joins partnering with
PubMatic veteran Josh Wetzel who leads PubMatic's Mobile and Emerging Media practice.
Walczak led many industry innovations and introduced new ad formats to the mobile web
environment beginning in 2005 during his time as founder and CEO of Ringleader Digital.
While there, he successfully raised $18 million in funding and developed a SaaS-based
mobile adserving technology platform which included products such as Spark AdServer, Media
Stamp, Network Manager, Device Detector, Cert Center, Context Extractor and Special Ops.
"Our publisher clients are experiencing unprecedented global growth in mobile usage
and we are pleased to bring a strategic thinker like Bob Walczak to this team," said Kirk
McDonald, President of PubMatic. "As the founder of a mobile advertising company that was
a leader in mobile ad formats and ad serving innovation, Ringleader Digital was clearly
ahead of its time in 2005. Bob has demonstrated the kind of insight and vision that aligns
with our promise to meetthe current needs of our publisher partners as well as anticipate
their needs in the future."
At Ringleader, Walczak was responsible for all business development and closed
pioneering contracts with AOL, Microsoft, AccuWeather, Fox News, ESPN and Collective
"Bob understands mobile and its complexities as an ad medium," said Josh Wetzel, head
of mobile and emerging media at PubMatic. "He will help publishers in their quest to
differentiate and monetise their exploding volume of mobile inventory. I'm excited to have
him join our team."
Walczak's appointment comes on the heels of PubMatic's $45 million mezzanine round of
funding from August Capital, which was announced June 6. "We remain focused on extending
our leadership position as the independent choice for publishers, and mobile is a part of
that execution," said McDonald.
PubMatic experienced 2011 year-on-year revenue growth of 150 percent and has recently
introduced new products including, PubDirect, (which offers audience and deal management
and the ability to optimise performance across selling channels), PubLink, (which enables
publishers to access multiple partner tools and services in real time via a single point
of integration), as well as new solutions for mobile monetisation.
Notes for Editors
Since 2006, PubMatic (http://www.PubMatic.com) has been at the forefront of
developing innovative technology to help publishers automate the process of evaluating and
selling their advertising inventory. PubMatic gives premium publishers a real-time media
selling platform for managing revenue and brand strategy. PubMatic's platform combines
real-time bidding (RTB), the most comprehensive brand protection tools, unified
optimization and audience insights as well as hands-on support to serve the world's
leading publishers. PubMatic is privately held, backed by funding from August Capital,
Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Nexus Venture Partners, and Helion Ventures, and has offices
around the world in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Peng, Zhang or Li Na: Who Will go the Furthest at Wimbledon?
LONDON, June 28, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
All three of the women's Chinese tennis players at Wimbledon have made it through to
the 2nd round of the tournament and online betting [http://www.bodog.co.uk ] site
Bodog.co.uk is asking; which will go the furthest?
Bodog.co.uk are also offering betting on the three Ladies making the final:
To reach the final: Li Na 10/1, Zheng Jie 66/1, Shuai Peng 100/1
With so many of the fancied players going out in the early rounds it looks like a year
which could see some new faces in the final rounds and the Chinese women have been playing
well so far and are starting to catch the eye of both the media and the public.
Nick Grey, Bodog.co.uk Trading Director, commented: "All the Chinese women were seeded
for the first time this year and I can certainly see at least two of them making the last
16 which would show how much progress the sport has made in recent years in China."
For further information please call: BodogBrand.com's International Press Office (London) on +44-7825-064-776
Meredith Joins Google Play To Expand Digital Edition Offerings
Popular Titles Offered as Magazines on Google Play
DES MOINES, Iowa and NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP) today announced that it is offering digital editions of its most popular magazines, including such well-known titles as Family Circle, EveryDay with Rachael Ray, Ladies' Home Journal, Midwest Living and MORE, as magazines on Google Play.
On Google Play, consumers will be able to purchase a wide selection of magazines covering a variety of lifestyle interests - including fashion, food, travel, health, family and home decor - on Android smartphones and tablets. Single issues of Meredith titles will be available for just 99 cents for a limited time during the launch.
On Google Play, consumers can buy new or back issues of magazines and customize their reading experiences on their Android tablets or phones. Purchased magazines will be stored and accessible using cloud technology, enabling consumers to keep their favorite titles organized and easily browsed in a digital carousel. They will then be able to access these titles using the Google Play Magazines app for Android devices.
"We are excited to be adding such a variety of our key brands from our best-in-class portfolio to the Google Play store and experience," says Liz Schimel, EVP/Chief Digital Officer, Meredith National Media Group. "We know from our research that our large scale audiences of female readers are looking for this content across a broad spectrum of digital offerings. These tablet and mobile editions deepen and expand consumers' experiences with brands they love and trust, and reflect our long-term strategy to meeting our readers' multi-channel expectations and desires."
Over the last year, Meredith has aggressively expanded its digital portfolio. In addition to the Google Play store, Meredith offers:
-- Subscriptions and single-issues of nearly 20 brands on a range of tablet
devices and distribution channels;
-- Over a dozen branded mobile Apps, including Better Homes and Gardens
Must Have Recipes and Parents' Carve a Pumpkin, each with over 1million
-- A broad array of branded consumer websites, including the recently
acquired Allrecipes.com, that comprise the Meredith Women's Network and
reach approximately 40 million unique users every month;
-- Over 10,000 original videos, including the recently launched Digs
Channel on YouTube.
ABOUT MEREDITH CORPORATION
Meredith Corporation (http://www.meredith.com) is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith features multiple well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, Allrecipes.com, Ladies' Home Journal, Fitness, More, American Baby, Successful Farming, EveryDay with Rachael Ray and FamilyFun - along with local television brands in fast-growing markets. Meredith is the industry leader in creating content in key consumer interest areas such as home, family, health and wellness and self-development. Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms - including print, television, digital, mobile, tablets, and video - to give consumers content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.
Additionally, Meredith uses its many assets to create powerful custom marketing solutions for many of the nation's top brands and companies. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing has significantly added to its capabilities in recent years through the acquisition of cutting-edge companies in digital, mobile, social, healthcare, database, and international marketing. Most recently, Meredith made a strategic investment in London-based Iris Worldwide, a leader in experiential marketing.
A hallmark of Meredith's business model and financial profile is its ability to consistently generate substantial free cash flow by leveraging the strength of its multi-platform portfolio. Meredith is committed to increasing Total Shareholder Return through dividend payments, share repurchases and strategic business investments. Meredith has paid a dividend for 65 straight years and increased its dividend for 19 consecutive years. Meredith currently pays an annual dividend of $1.53 per share, resulting in a dividend yield of approximately 5 percent.
Vernier's 'Connected Science System' Expands Sharing and Analysis of Scientific Data
Using wireless technology, LabQuest 2 broadens the ability to share data to mobile devices for collaborative learning in STEM classrooms
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To further support hands-on, collaborative learning, Vernier Software & Technology created the Connected Science System, a networked collection of technology that expands the ability to use data collected with Vernier's recently released LabQuest 2. With the Connected Science System and the built-in wireless connectivity of the LabQuest 2, STEM educators and students now have new ways to share and analyze data using mobile devices, including iPad®, iPhone®, Google Chromebooks(TM) and Android(TM) devices.
The Connected Science System encompasses three major features - Graphical Analysis(TM) for iPad, Vernier Data Share(TM), and LabQuest Viewer - that support a collaborative learning environment. "The Connected Science System and LabQuest 2 expand the possibilities for data sharing and analysis in the classroom, in the field, and for students completing lab reports at home," said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier Software & Technology and a former physics teacher. "Building on the robust data-collection capabilities of our original LabQuest technology, we chose to engineer for the future and the potential that new technologies bring to science education, while ensuring that we support all classrooms, from those using older computers to those using the latest mobile devices."
Graphical Analysis for iPad allows students and teachers with iPad to receive sensor data in real time from the LabQuest 2 and then analyze, annotate, and save that data on the iPad. Data can also be manually entered for unlimited graphing and analysis opportunities. This app is available for purchase at an introductory price of $2.99 on the Apple iTunes store.
The Connected Science System includes Vernier Data Share which comes with the LabQuest 2. This web application allows educators to wirelessly broadcast sensor data to one or more devices from a LabQuest 2 interface. Using any device with a compatible web browser, students access the Data Share web app to analyze, either in the classroom or at home, an individual copy of the data on their own device. By allowing students to analyze data via a web app, Vernier Data Share supports a variety of mobile devices and classrooms adopting a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) model.
The LabQuest Viewer software allows users to view and control the LabQuest wirelessly (or via USB) from a Windows or Mac computer. LabQuest Viewer can be used in conjunction with a projector or interactive whiteboard to share the LabQuest 2 screen with an entire class. This allows an educator to demonstrate the different functionalities of the interface and allows students to share or present their work to classmates. LabQuest Viewer may be purchased from Vernier for a $49 site license for an entire school or college department. The site license also covers students' computers.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 31 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier's technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills. Vernier's business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
Second Annual Nerd HQ To Take Place During Comic-Con International 2012 Sponsored By Break Media, Square Enix, VIZIO And Xbox
Break Media to Live Stream Popular "Conversations for a Cause" Panel Series
LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zachary Levi and The Nerd Machine, a multimedia company dedicated to bringing the best of apparel, accessories, and both long and short form video content to customers around the globe, announced today the return of Nerd HQ during Comic-Con International 2012, July 12-15. Located just two blocks away from the convention floor at Block No. 16 Union and Spirits (344 7TH Ave., San Diego, CA 92101), Nerd HQ gives fans a unique experience through cutting edge technology and gaming showcases, exclusive parties including Levi's annual Nerd party and exciting autograph signings. In addition Nerd HQ will bring back the popular "Conversations for a Cause" panel series, which will be webcast live on Break Media. Event sponsors include Break Media, Square Enix, VIZIO, and Xbox.
The popular "Conversations for a Cause" panel series, which benefits Operation Smile through ticket sales, allows fans access to their favorite celebrities to have un-moderated, up close conversations. This year Break Media will broadcast the panels live on their site at http://www.break.com/nerdhq. Last year's participants included Kevin Smith, Jared Padalecki, Zachary Quinto, Nathan Fillion, Olivia Munn, Felicia Day and Seth Green among others and the series raised $40,000 for Operation Smile. Individual tickets will sell for $20.
"The Nerd Machine was proud to create a unique fan experience in 2011, offering exclusive access to new games, technology and an opportunity for intimate conversations with some of Hollywood's elite creative minds," said Zachary Levi, Founder of The Nerd Machine. "Last year the response was overwhelming. We at The Nerd Machine, look forward to meeting the challenge to develop 2012 Nerd HQ to exceed not only our expectations, but those who plan to attend worldwide, while maintaining a connection not available anywhere else."
In addition to live streaming the "Conversations for a Cause" panels, Break Media, the official digital partner of Nerd HQ, will broadcast nightly highlight reports hosted by Zachary Levi and have produced a three part original series. "Trailer Park Heroes" premieres today and features Zachary Levi, Adam Baldwin, Aly Michalka, Joel Moore, Jason Biggs and surprise guests. The nightly highlights and "Trailer Park Heroes" can be viewed at http://www.break.com/nerdmachine-2012/nerd-machine-trailer-park-heroes-part-1-2339892.
Xbox, the official gaming sponsor, will provide gaming stations featuring the newest and yet-to-be released titles including the debut the first hands-on demo of the completely reborn Tomb Raider franchise from Square Enix. Also playable exclusively at Nerd HQ will be OverRun, the new multiplayer mode coming in Gears of War: Judgment. VIZIO, the official technology sponsor of Nerd HQ, will provide laptops, tablets, and PCs for fans to demo. New LED monitors will fill the space and showcase the newest 3D and Internet App technology. Barco, the leader in 3D pixel mapping, will be providing projection technology to create the largest 3D mapping show at Comic-Con.
"We are very honored to have such great partners in Xbox, VIZIO, Square Enix and Break Media and believe their support will elevate Nerd HQ to an even higher level," said David Coleman, Nerd Machine co-founder. "Great partners create a phenomenal event and we have joined forces with leaders in the gaming, technology, and entertainment industry committed to providing fans with an experience they will never forget."
As an added feature, Spike TV will be broadcasting live from Nerd HQ on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 to their network and digital outlets through their ALL ACCESS LIVE programming.
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ABOUT THE NERD MACHINE - The Nerd Machine is a multimedia company dedicated to bringing the best of apparel, accessories, software, hardware, music, and both long and short form video content to our customers around the globe. We not only put a premium on customer satisfaction and input but also collaboration, as we believe that some of the very best ideas may come out of the very community we serve. Our goal is to foster an environment where community interaction thrives, thus creating the best and most forward thinking products available on the market. And, philosophically speaking, spearheading a "mission of redefinition" that changes the global perception of what a nerd is, and thereby allow everyone to celebrate the nerd in themselves. The question is: What are you nerdy about?
ABOUT BREAK MEDIA - Break Media is the single largest creator and distributor of male-targeted content online, reaching an audience of more than 200 million people through video and editorial content. Properties include the largest humor site online--Break.com--as well as leading properties in the gaming, humor and men's lifestyle verticals. Break Media's in-house production studio creates original content that ranges from branded entertainment to award winning series. Break Media also is at the forefront of multi-platform video delivery, with applications downloaded millions of times across a spectrum of mobile devices and connected TV.
ABOUT SQUARE ENIX, INC. - Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
ABOUT VIZIO - VIZIO, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's #1 LCD HDTV Company. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at http://www.VIZIO.com.
The V, VIZIO, VIZIO Internet Apps, Theater 3D, CinemaWide HDTV, Full Array TruLED, Edge Lit Razor LED, 240Hz SPS, 480Hz SPS, Entertainment Freedom and Entertainment Freedom for All names, logos and phrase are registered or unregistered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.
ABOUT XBOX - Xbox is Microsoft's premier entertainment service for the TV, phone, PC and tablet. It's home to the best and broadest games, as well as one of the world's largest libraries of music, movies, TV and sports. With Kinect, Xbox 360 transformed gaming and entertainment in the living room with a whole new way to play games and find entertainment -- no controller required. More information about Xbox can be found online at http://www.xbox.com.
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Optosecurity Announces a Distribution Agreement With Smiths Detection for its LEDS products
QUEBEC CITY, Canada, June 27, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The distribution agreement will provide airports with Optosecurity' advanced EU
standard products on Smiths Detection's existing equipment
Optosecurity Inc., a leader in threat detection technology, announced today that the
company has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Smiths Detection, a world
leader in the practical application of advanced technologies for threat and contraband
detection, to provide airports with its advanced EU standard LEDS products.
For Optosecurity, this agreement means that thousands of Smiths Detection machines
from 3 different lines (HI-SCAN 6040i, 6046si and 7555i) deployed across worldwide
airports can now be upgraded to Type C performance without the need to be replaced or
change the layout of the checkpoints.
Type C systems can screen multiple liquid containers simultaneously when displayed on
a tray. The requirements are due to come into force after the scheduled lifting of the
current ban on liquids in hand luggage in the EU in April 2013.
Eric Bergeron, President and CEO, Optosecurity, said "Today's successful products
combine the best in class hardware and software.
We are very happy that Smiths Detection, a world leading company for threat detection
devices, has decided to integrate our software to their market offering as optional
Optosecurity is extremely proud to partner with Smiths Detection, especially in the
current economic environment where airports capital expenses need to be optimized and
regulatory requirements are approaching.
Optosecurity and Smiths Detection together offer airports the opportunity to comply
right now with Type C performance, while keeping their existing applications. It's a
business case that can't be beat."
About Optosecurity Inc.
Optosecurity Inc. develops innovative security software solutions for the
transportation and critical infrastructure markets. The OptoScreener(R) includes the
XMS(R) Suite toenhance X-ray systems with advanced liquid threat detection and bottle
detection, providing a meaningful step-change in countering threats. In addition,
eVelocity(R), Optosecurity's integrated security screening software suite, provides
real-time centralized remote screening and remote monitoring. http://www.optosecurity.com
For further information:
Timothy Mathews, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development
NQ Mobile(TM) Scientists Reveal Ground-Breaking New Malware Detection Method
New RiskRanker(TM) system will proactively seek out and identify risky apps in the marketplace even before they are downloaded to mobile devices
BEIJING and DALLAS, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Scientists from NQ Mobile's Mobile Security Research Center, in collaboration with North Carolina State University today disclosed a revolutionary new way to detect mobile threats without relying on known malware samples and their signatures.
Today, malicious software often sits in app marketplaces for days, weeks and even months being downloaded, before finally being discovered. RiskRanker is a unique analysis system that can automatically detect whether a particular app exhibits dangerous behavior. It differs from other malware tools by identifying apps with risky behavior while they are in the app market and before they make their way to a user's phone.
RiskRanker was jointly developed by NQ Mobile's Vice President of Research, Dr. Simon Shihong Zou and NQ Mobile's Chief Scientist and Associate Professor at North Carolina State University, Xuxian Jiang, along with fellow researchers
"RiskRanker employs a unique two-step method of discovering malware," said Dr. Zou today, in a presentation at MobiSys 2012, the 10th International Conference on Mobile Systems Applications and Services, in the United Kingdom. "This two-step system greatly improves the accuracy in identifying patterns of seemingly innocent API uses that can actually be malware," Zou concluded.
In a trial run earlier this year RiskRanker( )scanned over one hundred thousand apps from a variety of marketplaces that provide Android applications and identified 718 malware threats, including 322 zero-day threats.
"The development of RiskRanker( )is another demonstration of NQ Mobile's leadership in mobile security and privacy," said NQ Mobile Chief Product Officer, Gavin Kim. "Unlike other security providers, NQ Mobile is taking a more holistic approach to mobile security and privacy protection, while proving that we can proactively protect our 172 million security, privacy, and productivity users by addressing these threats before they become a problem, not after the fact."
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile ?Internet services focusing on security, privacy and productivity. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading provider of Freemium subscription services with approximately 172 million registered user accounts in over 150 countries. NQ Mobile's proprietary, cloud-based security solution has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile was bestowed the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award by the World Economic Forum for its technology leadership and innovation in mobile security. To facilitate global expansion, NQ Mobile headquarters are co-located in Beijing, China and Dallas, TX, USA. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.
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Get Educated Rates Top Online Colleges for Music Careers
BURLINGTON, Vt., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Business degrees have long been offered by America's top online colleges. This year, America's premier music college has jumped on the online bandwagon as well. The Juilliard School of Music is opening an online music education program for school kids and their teachers.
To help students locate the top online colleges for great music careers the editors at GetEducated.com, the consumer's online college rankings guide have compiled a new editorial pick list: Top Online Schools for Students Who Crave Music Careers, a guide to the best in bankable online music education.
"Students don't know where to go for a credible online degree that will hold up in the job market," says Vicky Phillips, founder of GetEducated.com. "The new top online college series is designed to showcase schools whose reputations and online degree programs convert most easily to bankable careers after college."
For potential music careers, everyone thinks "music teacher," but there exist so many more exciting music career options. The Get Educated top picks highlight online music degrees and majors that convert to promising career gigs.
"Whether you burn to perform, or itch to produce, there's an online music degree or course just for you," says Phillips. "The Get Educated top picks showcase how online music schools are evolving to meet the career needs of a new generation of master musicians, producers, and performers."
The Get Educated top online music college picks - other than Juilliard, of course - include Berklee College of Music (Massachusetts), Full Sail University (Florida), Colorado State University (Colorado), and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (Indiana). MIT also made the online learning honor roll for their collection of free online music courses available through the open source initiative.
Phillips, named "the leading consumer advocate for online college students," in 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, provides editorial direction for the new top online colleges awards program.
"Consumers can rest assured no school paid to be on the Get Educated list of top online music colleges," says Phillips. "These top schools earned their merit badges as hang-outs where online music education is evolving."
About: Get Educated, the consumer's guide to online colleges, publishes online university cost rankings, and real verified student reviews of the best online colleges since 1989.
Qualcomm Launches the Windows RT Metro Style App Developer Contest at Uplinq 2012
-- Winning Apps Built for the Windows RT Platform to be Awarded up to $200,000 in Cash Prizes --
SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at Uplinq 2012 the Windows® RT Metro Style AppDeveloper Contest, to identify the most promising app for Windows RT devices. The Windows RT Metro Style App Developer Contest is open to legal residents of the United States of America and the District of Columbia who are 18 years or older. The developers of the winning apps will be awarded up to $200,000 in cash prizes. Contest categories include best overall Windows RT app, most compelling connectivity use case, best gaming app, best productivity app and best AllJoyn(TM) peer-to-peer application.
Entrants' submitted apps will be evaluated by a panel of experts based on merits such as technology innovation and market potential.
Developers have easy access today to the Windows RT software development kit from Microsoft to create Metro style apps that run across all different form factors and screen sizes.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon(TM) processor offers the ideal support for a broad range of apps for Microsoft Corp's new Metro style interface, while also ensuring that new and unique experiences like proximity-based peer-to-peer will be available to consumers at launch.
Qualcomm is also collaborating with Microsoft to make Qualcomm Snapdragon test PCs for Windows RT available to select developers, allowing them to test their Metro style apps on a physical Windows RT device to ensure optimization. Application developers can take advantage of the proven gaming performance from Qualcomm's Adreno(TM) graphics and market-leading LTE connectivity for the development of next-generation mobile-enabled solutions on Snapdragon test PCs.
"Qualcomm and Microsoft are working together to prioritize the needs of the developer community as we move closer to seeing Windows RT devices in the hands of consumers," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of product management at Qualcomm. "The Windows RT Metro Style App Developer Contest will enable the developer community to create vivid and immersive apps upon launch of the Windows Store."
"Windows RT opens up a new era for hardware manufacturers, app developers and consumers by making everything you love about your smartphone available in brand new designs that offer all day battery life and on-the-go connectivity," said Aidan Marcus, senior director of Windows Core Marketing and Ecosystem at Microsoft. "Collaborating with Qualcomm, we are working to expand the Windows platform and developer ecosystem, helping to create a rich new set of experiences for Windows RT."
The Windows RT Metro Style AppDeveloper Contest is now open for submissions until October 1, 2012. Additional details, including candidate eligibility and submission guidelines, are available at developer.qualcomm.com/win8contest.
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SAN DIEGO, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a response to the extraordinary growth of outsourcing in the life science industry and the expanding number of contract research organizations (CROs) in Southern California, BIOCOM launched a new CRO website (http://www.biocomcro.org) as a way to inform our life science members of the vast array of services that our local CRO community has to offer. One of BIOCOM's members, 321 Medical Launch, designed and developed the website.
With time to market being a critical element in the success of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, life science companies can access a comprehensive CRO directory (powered by Assay Depot) and easily search for a CRO company based upon specific criteria. This directory provides ease of use while proving to be an invaluable resource. The website also features a drug development guide, which provides a detailed description of each phase of development and includes a list of CRO members who not only understand the key disease areas our members are working on but can assist in bringing safe and effective new treatments to patients. A resource section will also be available for companies to access best practices, FAQs and presentations from BIOCOM's educational event series.
"Over the last few years, the Southern California CRO cluster has proven itself to be unrivaled anywhere in the U.S.," said Joe Panetta, President and CEO of BIOCOM. "CROs have increasingly become invaluable partners for our life science companies by providing critical expertise essential to accelerating drug development thus allowing companies to utilize the services being offered here versus sending work overseas."
In addition to the website, BIOCOM assists our members in developing relationships with each other through an educational event series, a Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Workshop and targeted industry networking events. On June 28, 2012, we will be holding an event entitled, "An Industry Perspective on Working with CROs" where BIOCOM will address the growing trend of producing results with shrinking timelines and budgets while utilizing the resources and expertise available through outsourcing with CROs. Topics to be covered include reasons for outsourcing, reasons for not outsourcing, small and local versus big and global, key elements for a successful project, and Southern California as a CRO hub.
Our Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Workshop will be held on September 20, 2012 at the La Jolla Marriott. This interactive, hands-on workshop will assist in establishing the right type of relationship between CROs and life science companies, whether it is fee-for-service or a strategic partnership. Participants will learn how to evaluate potential relationships by establishing prerequisites and due diligence goals, aligning responsibilities and objectives, improving effectiveness through better communications and managing partner expectations.
BIOCOM is one of the largest regional life science associations in the world, representing more than 550 member companies in Southern California. The mission of the organization is to accelerate life science success. The association focuses on initiatives that position the region's life science industry competitively on the world stage, and on the development and delivery of innovative products that improve health and quality of life. This includes initiatives in capital formation, public policy, workforce development, and member services. More information about BIOCOM can be found at http://www.biocom.org.
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SparkFun Hosts Android Development Class with IOIO
Workshop will focus on using microcontroller to link Android devices to projects
BOULDER, Colo., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkFun Electronics (http://www.sparkfun.com), a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, today announced an upcoming class dedicated to teaching students how to use IOIO (pronounced "yo-yo") to integrate an Android-based device into embedded electronics projects. The class, which will take place Saturday, June 30, from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at SparkFun's headquarters, is aimed at intermediate-level development users.
Until recently, it was difficult to connect low-level hardware (sensors, motors, etc.) to Android devices. The IOIO (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10748) is a microcontroller board that bridges this gap and allows users to create custom Android apps (specifically for Android 1.5 and later devices) that control external pieces of hardware. The board provides robust connectivity to an Android device via a USB or Bluetooth connection, and is fully controllable from within an Android application using a simple and intuitive Java API -- so no embedded programming or external programmer is needed.
In this class, students will learn how to use their Android device to blink an LED, read a potentiometer, control a servo, and, if time permits, enjoy a stimulating open-ended session on connecting the Android device to a project that students bring with them to the workshop. The class will be led by Ytai Ben-Tsvi, the inventor of the IOIO, and is modeled after an MIT hack-a-thon Ytai taught in February of this year.
SparkFun engineers have also been working on an update for the IOIO. With the newest release of firmware 3.23, the IOIO's features include (but are not limited to):
-- Bluetooth connectivity - The Android app communicates with the IOIO
wirelessly. Instead of using a USB cable, you can use BT. The usage is
simple plug and play, and no modifications to the code are needed.
-- USB OTG (On-The-Go) support - This is a new USB standard, which allows
the IOIO to act as a USB host or device.
-- Open Accessory Support - This works with Google's new USB protocol, Open
Accessory. It allows the IOIO to initiate connections, which means users
don't have to mess with the USB debugging option on the Android.
-- Multi IOIO capability - Now, users can connect multiple IOIOs together
through one app. Multiple IOIOs can perform different tasks, all
communicating through a single app.
Space in the IOIO Development class is limited. To sign up or to read more about the course and its requirements, visit SparkFun. To learn more about SparkFun's IOIO microcontroller board, see (http://www.sparkfun.com/news/789#projects). SparkFun has also compiled several free IOIO project tutorials for users to reference at http://www.sparkfun.com/news/789#projects.
About SparkFun Electronics
Founded in 2003, SparkFun shares its passion by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their own electronics projects.
SparkFun currently offers more than 1,800 products, ranging from simple components, like capacitors and resistors, to GPS units and Bluetooth modules. The company employs 140 people and is based in Boulder, Colorado.
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Merchant Services Made Simple through New Interactive Website
EXETER, N.H., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Affiliate marketer of merchant service solutions, MTR Credit Processing LLC, today introduced its new website (http://www.mrobinson.mymerchantplus.com), delivering cost-effective merchant services alongside explanatory videos to increase user awareness and understanding of services for the small to medium-sized business owner.
http://www.mrobinson.mymerchantplus.com serves as a single source solution for the small to medium-sized business owner looking to decrease overhead costs and increase bottom line profits. Through numerous merchant services affiliations and partnerships, the Company offers cash advances, medical advances, credit card processing, electronic check services, merchant account services, e-commerce gateways, solutions for non-profits, ATM machines and services, software and more.
A representative of the company explains, "The first step in shopping for merchant services, before ever reviewing proposals, is to educate yourself. We educate our merchants on best practices to ensure they're receiving the best possible rates when it comes to accepting electronic transactions."
Informational videos found on the website include topics such as an introduction to merchant services, instant online merchant solutions, mobile card processing, instant account services, interchange pass through, as well as compliance. According to the website, nearly 1 in 3 consumer purchases in the United States is made with a payment card. Because of the company's commitment to offering the most cost-effective services for its clients, both new and used merchant processing equipment is available.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlo Gavazzi is proud to announce the launch of two new Eos-Array Web modules: the VMU-C Web Server and the VMU-W Cellular Wireless Modem, which further complement the Eos-Array, which is dedicated to the management, monitoring and control of systems for PV plants.
Full monitoring of solar plants is accomplished by the combination of our existing Eos-Array modules: the VMU-S, VMU-P and VMU-O, along with the newly released EOS-Web modules, the VMU-C and VMU-W. VMU-S string level monitoring module, VMU-P the environmental measurement module and VMU-O the input/output module handle measurements and control function split into independent modules. The VMU-C Web module, acting as a compact web server, is able to gather data from EOS-Array modules, Inverters and Carlo Gavazzi AC Energy meters. VMU-C EOS-Web module, in combination with Eos-Array as a comprehensive control solution, is capable of showing the efficiency yield graphs, and handling the management of information, all accessible to the user through the web-browser. The VMU-W mobile modem unit can be added if wired internet connection is not available. The Eos-Web together with up to 11 Eos-Arrays are an ideal and cost effective solution for monitoring and controlling up to 1MW solar plants.
VMU-C Web Server Module:
-- Micro PC with web-server and web-service capability
-- Management of AC and DC measurements
-- BOS, performance ratio and yield efficiency calculation
-- Variables shown as graphs and tables
-- Alarm control with emailing and SMS capability
-- Can manage up to 18 VMU modules via local bus
-- Or up to 11 independent EOS Arrays
-- Can connect to one AC energy meter, one inverter
-- V, A, kW, kWh DC (with VMU-S) AC (energy meters)
-- Environmental measurements (with VMU-P)
-- Internal data storage up to 30 years
-- Optional data backup on micro SDHC memory
-- Two RS-485, one Ethernet, two USB ports
-- Dimensions: 2-DIN modules
VMU-W Cellular Modem for use with the VMU-C:
-- Mobile based communication for VMU-C module
-- Quad band GSM-GPRS-EDBGE standards
-- Dual band UMTS-HSPA standards
-- M2M SIM compatibility
-- Three versions: North American, Asian and European
-- Dimensions: 2-DIN modules
The Eos-Array, VMU-C and VMU-W Solar Management, Monitoring and Control Products are available from Carlo Gavazzi's North American network of sales offices / distributors or http://www.GavazziOnline.com.
Carlo Gavazzi's Market Development Manager will be speaking about "Comprehensive Performance Monitoring of Photovoltaic Systems" at Intersolar North America's "Innovative Exchange Stage" on Tuesday, July 10 at 11AM to 11:30AM at the Moscone Center, West Hall, Level 3.
Honeywell's Wi-Fi-Enabled Security and Automation Products Create a "Connected Home" for Busy Homeowners
LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch(TM) Wi-Fi Leverage Honeywell's Legacy in Security, Home Comfort
NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CEA LINE SHOW -- For busy parents who can't be two places at once, the next best thing is a home that can tell you what's going on with it, and can be controlled with a smartphone, tablet or other web-enabled device. This week, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is rolling out two new security and home automation products to make homes smarter: LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi home controller.
Both products, the latest in Honeywell's "connected home" portfolio, are being showcased during CE Week, a weeklong gathering of consumer electronics brands, people and events.
The expansion of Honeywell's connected home portfolio, which also includes programmable thermostats and applications to remotely manage comfort and security, is being fueled in part by the proliferation of smartphones, owned by nearly half of U.S. mobile phone subscribers, according to Nielsen.
"Smartphones, tablets and other web-enabled devices are empowering families to connect to and control their homes like they've never been able to before, saving time and money and bringing peace of mind," said Ron Rothman, president of Honeywell Security Group."With these security and automation systems, you can disarm the security system for a child returning home from school, turn up the air conditioning on the way home from work, and watch as a package is delivered to your front door."
Homebuilders are reporting increases in the demand for home technology, with energy management and home automation systems installations at all-time highs, according to recent data from the Consumer Electronics Association.
Both the LYNX Touch 5100 and Tuxedo Touch Wi-Fi Touchscreen use Z-Wave(TM) technology to communicate with other home devices such as thermostats, lighting controls, shades and locks. The Honeywell Total Connect(TM) remote interactive service and applications give consumers access to their security systems from internet-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Honeywell is demonstrating these products at booth #49 at the CEA Line Show June 27-28 in New York.
Honeywell (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.
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New Wireless Keyboard Rechargeable, Washable for Healthcare Applications
AUSTIN, Texas, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iKey®, the world's premier innovator of rugged computer peripherals, is proud to present the industry's first rechargeable wireless keyboard designed for infection control. To date, the SBW-97-TP(TM) is iKey's most innovative and flexible user-friendly design.
The SBW-97-TP is the first fully sealed, rechargeable, wireless keyboard on the market using QuickPair(TM) technology. QuickPair is the unique ability to pair to a USB dongle over a 802.11G wireless frequency without interacting with the host PC. Unlike traditional wireless keyboards, iKey's latest product does not require the user to press any buttons on the dongle or interact with the computer's operating system.
"Pairing the keyboard is only a two-keystroke procedure with any PC that has the USB dongle installed," Dave Huddleston, iKey Operations Manager, said. "This is an exclusive feature that allows the keyboard to be moved across various computers or workstations with ease."
Powered by a lithium ion battery, the keyboard has superior battery life of two weeks with regular use, and is easily recharged with its included micro USB cable. The keyboard only takes five hours to fully charge, and maintains full functionality while charging.
As with all of iKey's medical peripherals, the SBW-97-TP is engineered with infection control in mind. Ideal for use in operating rooms, nurses' stations, medical carts, and patient rooms, its case and silicone rubber keys are fully sealed, washable and compatible with hospital-grade disinfectants. Featuring a CleanLock(TM) key, the SBW-97-TP can be quickly and easily disabled during cleaning procedures.
"iKey's products are built to withstand difficult environments where standard keyboards will fail," Huddleston said. "A keyboard is one of the most commonly touched objects in any environment. As awareness of hospital-acquired infections grows, so has the need for washable input devices."
Measuring only 14.96" x 5.91" x 0.84" (w-h-d), the SBW-97-TP includes an integrated touchpad and 10-key numeric pad. Designed to be user-friendly, it also has three LED indicators for battery life, pairing and charging.
The SBW-97-TP's case is built from rugged, ABS polycarbonate plastic, and has an integrated VESA mounting pattern on the back. Perfect for use on carts and trays, the unit is also available with an optional magnetic mount, providing a hygienic alternative to Velcro, which may accumulate germs.
For more information on the SBW-97-TP, visit iKey online at http://www.iKey.com or iKey's YouTube
Channel for product demos and features
About iKey, LP.: iKey designs and manufactures rugged, sealed keyboards, displays, pointing devices for industrial, public safety, medical and military applications. A pioneer in its industry since 1989, iKey is known as an innovator of industrial computer peripherals. For more information, visit http://www.iKey.com.
Runzheimer Mobile(TM) App Now Available in iTunes® Store
Compatible with iPhone® and iPad®, the Trip Planning, Expense and Mileage Capture Application Increases Productivity of Mobile Employees
WATERFORD, Wis., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Runzheimer International® today announced the availability of Runzheimer Mobile(TM) for download through the Apple®( )iTunes®( )App Store(SM). The application provides mobile sales and service employees with tools for planning itineraries and driving routes while providing visibility to their client data on-the-go.
Runzheimer Mobile was developed to help mobile employees gain efficiency in the field. It enables access to daily itineraries and ensures correct navigation to planned locations. It also accurately captures mileage using GPS for adherence to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mileage logging requirements and quickly captures and organizes expenses with receipt imaging using a smart device.
"Runzheimer Mobile is the gateway to all of our mobility solutions, helping to enhance the mobile worker experience," said Greg Harper, President of Runzheimer International. "We are excited to offer Runzheimer Mobile through iTunes because of how easy it will be to deploy to organizations and their employees."
The app requires an organization to be using Runzheimer Business Vehicle Services, Expense Source® or Mobile Device Services and is accessible once mobile workers are issued login credentials. To see the application in action, request a live demo of Runzheimer Mobile.
About Runzheimer International
Founded in 1933, Runzheimer International serves 60 percent of the Fortune 500 and numerous government agencies. Recognized for providing innovative solutions relating to Total Employee Mobility®, Runzheimer is the global leader in workforce mobility programs including business vehicles, business travel, corporate aircraft, employee relocation and compensation, and mobile device management. To learn more about Runzheimer Mobile, visit http://runzheimer.com/runzheimermobile.
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CONTACT: Susan Govea, Runzheimer International, +1-262-971-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org
Yodle Announces Integrated Mobile Online Marketing Solution for Its Small Business Customers
Yodle customers can seamlessly leverage shift in consumer online search from desktop to mobile devices
NEW YORK, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yodle, a leader in localonlinemarketing, today announced the integration of a complete mobile solution into its core product offerings. The solution, which includes a mobile optimized website, as well as mobile ad bidding and distribution, has already been rolled out to most of Yodle's 30,000+ small business customers at no additional charge and will be delivered to its new customers moving forward. This approach is part of Yodle's ongoing commitment to generate quality inbound calls and emails at the lowest price possible from all available online marketing channels.
"Research shows that mobile search is expected to exceed desktop search for local information in the next three years," said Louis Gagnon, Chief Product and Marketing Office, Yodle. "Small businesses simply cannot afford to ignore the importance of leveraging mobile as a marketing channel but it is a complex exercise for them to undertake cost-effectively, which is why we see mobile channel optimization as a core feature of our marketing and technology platform. We want the transition from desktop to mobile to be as smooth and as economically efficient as possible for our small business customers."
With only seven percent of small businesses having mobile-optimized websites (source: BIA/Kelsey and vSplash) and with 51 percent of consumers more likely to purchase from businesses that have mobile-specific websites (source: Mobile Omnibus Survey), Yodle customers gain a significant competitive advantage. The look and feel of Yodle websites are now adapted and optimized for both desktop browsers and mobile devices.
Yodle's mobile ad bidding and distribution provide customers with further significant benefits. First, Yodle has leveraged existing distribution partnerships to expand customers' reach to 95% of all mobile browser search. From there Yodle's proprietary media bidding technology ClickRank(TM) now optimizes an appropriate combination of ad placements across both mobile and desktop channels for each customer, protecting them from an increased price per lead that could potentially be created by a sudden change in supply and demand across platforms. Going forward, Yodle remains committed to establishing additional mobile distribution partnerships, including planned expansions into in-app search queries.
"Early results for our integrated solution are already strong," added Gagnon. "Our customers are getting significant quality traffic through our mobile distribution and our new mobile optimized websites are converting that traffic into calls and emails at twice the rate that a desktop-only site would."
Yodle connects consumers to local businesses simply and cost-effectively. The combination of automated technology and comprehensive customer support makes Yodle simple to use. Yodle's offering is also ROI-driven: local businesses set a budget for which they receive calls and emails from qualified consumers. Today, Yodle delivers results for more than 30,000 local businesses. To do so, Yodle establishes a comprehensive desktop and mobile web presence, implements unique SEO techniques that support a "first-page guarantee", and deploys proprietary paid search technology that dynamically optimizes online media buys across multiple desktop and mobile outlets. Yodle's solution also includes display advertising, review/offer management and a simple performance dashboard. Yodle's competitive advantage is derived from the sheer scale of its local performance data across multiple industries. Yodle is ranked #26 in the Forbes list of America's most promising companies. For more information, visit http://www.yodle.com or go to the Yodle company blog. You can also follow Yodle on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Contact: Radley Moss; Director of Corporate Communications, Yodle; 212-542-5449; email@example.com