Sharp® Announces Collaboration With SHI International Corp., Offering Complete Portfolio Of Imaging Products
This unique alliance offers SHI clients access to Sharp's full line of commercial imaging products and services
DALLAS, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced its collaboration with SHI International Corp. With this first-of-its-kind strategic alliance in the imaging industry, SHI clients now have access to Sharp's full line of world-class imaging products.
SHI is best known for offering its clients the broadest portfolio of IT products and solutions available, on a global scale. This new relationship with Sharp allows SHI to build on its reputation within the services industry, and significantly expand its product portfolio to all SHI enterprise partners, including Fortune 500 companies.
"We're thrilled to be offering Sharp's high quality portfolio of imaging products to our corporate, enterprise and public sector customers," said Thai Lee, president and CEO, SHI International. "Sharp's wide range of hardware and services presents SHI with expanded opportunities to offer award-winning and groundbreaking solutions to our diverse client list."
SHI's account sales teams will be provided with relevant background information on Sharp multi-function printers, including Sharp's forthcoming light-production models, in order to make the best possible referrals to its network of long-standing clients, across industries. Effective immediately, SHI customers will have access to Sharp's expansive imaging and commercial display products. This collaboration will also allow Sharp's independent dealer network to capitalize on a massive convergence of managed print and managed IT services.
"This collaboration with SHI builds on Sharp's goal to develop our product line and provide IT services as part of a comprehensive portfolio," said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "SHI's experience as an industry leader, combined with Sharp's world class product line is certainly a winning combination."
For more information about the complete line of Sharp document solution products, contact Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, or call 800-BE-SHARP. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at sharpusa.com. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, markets the advanced, color MX Series multifunction printers (MFP) systems that help companies manage workflow efficiently and increase productivity. Sharp® MFPs feature the Sharp OSA® development platform, which seamlessly integrates network applications to create a personalized MFP that can meet virtually any business need, and Scan2 technology, which scans two-sided documents in a single pass to enhance scanning reliability and preserve document integrity. To keep documents safe from unauthorized users, Sharp is a leader in the MFP industry in security by offering the most secure suite of MFP applications.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron(TM) LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.
About SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $4 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,900 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 18th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shi.com.
BartVPN.com - A Guard of Your Privacy - Has Just Been Launched
Red Sky Ltd., the company that created FilesTube.com - one of the most popular file search engines in the world, just started a new project, created to protect Internet users' anonymity and privacy. A Bart VPN service has launched, branded Bart the Guard - Privacy Hero.
SZCZECIN, Poland, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- After recent controversies over signing of the ACTA treaty, over arresting and prosecuting the founder of MegaUpload, and passing extremely rigorous regulations against Internet piracy in the United States, Red Sky launches a new VPN service: Bart VPN, branded Bart the Guard - Privacy Hero.
Bart VPN guarantees its users total Internet anonymity. Bart tightly guards online privacy: by changing visible IPs and tunneling all your communication through secure and stable servers located all around the world it effectively hides its users' identities online. One of its many important features is the so called "P2P friendly" mode which allows safe and anonymous downloading of files wherever you are, even in countries like the United States.
BartVPN.com also guarantees its users safety while surfing online and using online services. As intended by its creators, Bart will ensure total anonymity when registering or logging to Internet services such as YouTube, Facebook, Hulu etc.
While working on the application, creators of Bart the Guard emphasized simplicity. This is why the software is user friendly and easily accessible to everyone, including people with little knowledge about the Internet.
RedMere, Fresco and Leading Investors Partner to Create Spectra7; Backed by $10 Million in New Equity
New High Performance Analog Semiconductor Company Targeting Mobile Infrastructure and Consumer Markets
CORK, Ireland and TORONTO, Canada, July 17, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
RedMere Technology Limited and Fresco Microchip Inc. today announced that they have
entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Chrysalis Capital VIII Corporation to
create Spectra7 Microsystems, a soon to be publicly traded company on the TSX Venture
Exchange. Spectra7 will be a high performance analog semiconductor company focused on
delivering unprecedented bandwidth for mobile infrastructure and consumer products. The
company is expected to raise over $10 million in equity, including investments from
leading venture capital firms, such as Celtic House Venture Partners, EdgeStone Capital
Partners and Ventures West.
Spectra7 is being formed to address the exponential demand for more bandwidth and
lower costs in mobile and internet infrastructure equipment, including handsets, tablets,
base stations and microwave backhaul systems. On the consumer side, this rapid increase in
bandwidth demand is driven by rich media, higher resolution displays, faster frame rates
and increasing smartphone and tablet adoption, which can only be delivered with new, high
performance, low power analog "signal conditioning" semiconductor devices. Aging telecom
infrastructure, originally architected for voice deployments needs smarter high
performance analog signal processing to accommodate the demand for media rich content
Using technology developed by RedMere and Fresco, Spectra7 will be positioned to
provide new system level analog components that will deliver unprecedented bandwidth over
fiber and copper links and address the wireless bandwidth bottlenecks in the mobile
internet. The combination of both companies will result in a capital investment to date of
over $80 million, a significant portfolio of patents and development centers in four
"The mobile internet has an insatiable appetite for bandwidth - growing almost 20 fold
in the next four years, with connection speeds increasing 10 fold at the same time. As a
result, smartphones, tablets and the wireless infrastructure require new analog signal
processing technology." said Tony Stelliga the newly appointed CEO of RedMere. "Spectra7
captures this unprecedented opportunity with the unique combination of RedMere analog
products, Fresco wireless technologies and a new capital structure. Spectra7's access to a
broader capital base and its best in class wireline and wireless analog signal processing
capability will create a diversified, high growth analog company, attracting the
industry's best talent."
RedMere and Fresco management will be expanded with the appointment of Tony Stelliga
as Spectra7's incoming President and CEO. Mr. Stelliga is currently CEO of RedMere and is
a member of the Board of Directors of both RedMere and Fresco. Mr. Stelliga was formerly
the Chairman and CEO of Quellan, a leading developer of high performance Analog
Semiconductors until it was acquired by Intersil Corporation in 2009. Prior to his roles
at Quellan and Intersil, Mr. Stelliga held senior management and strategic positions at
Intel Corporation following Intel's acquisition of Softcom Microsystems in 1999, a high
performance semiconductor company he founded and acted as Chairman and CEO. Mr. Stelliga
has also held Vice-President and General Manager positions at LSI Logic Corporation and
Newbridge Microsystems prior to its spinout as Tundra Semiconductor. Mr. Stelliga has
served on the Board of Q-Sound Corporation, a publicly traded company, and holds 20 US
Spectra7 is expected to raise over $10 million of equity financing from new and
existing RedMere and Fresco investors, including Celtic House Venture Partners, EdgeStone
Capital Partners and Ventures West.
"The combination of RedMere and Fresco to create Spectra7 is in line with Celtic
House's long-term investment strategy of leveraging the core competencies in our target
regions to develop platform technology companies," said Brian Antonen, Partner at Celtic
House. "Media, and in specific video, is the primary reason we see network congestion
today, and is a real growth opportunity. Spectra7 will bring well-funded, best-in-class
technology and experienced management to this new high growth market."
Under the terms of the definitive agreement, Chrysalis VIII, a Capital Pool Company,
will acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of Fresco and all of
the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of RedMere. The transaction will be
structured in a manner to accommodate efficiencies for various legal structures, tax and
accounting treatments and securities regulations. At the closing of the transaction,
Chrysalis VIII shall be the "resulting issuer", with each of Fresco and RedMere becoming a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Chrysalis VIII.
The transaction is intended to result in a reverse take-over of Chrysalis VIII by
Spectra7 and its shareholders. It is intended that the transaction will constitute the
"Qualifying Transaction" of Chrysalis VIII as such term is defined in the Capital Pool
Companies Policy of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About RedMere Technology
RedMere provides complete active-cable solutions to cable industry leaders and
manufacturing partners. In a world where connection speed increases, RedMere enables easy
to use, high quality, smart connectivity for The Home, On the Move and The Office. These
new active cable systems deliver the ultimate in compact digital connectivity over HDMI,
DisplayPort and USB for Video and Still Cameras, Smartphones, HDTV, Blu-Ray DVD, PS3 and
Xbox, as well as enterprise solutions using Infiniband and PCI Express. The company is
headquartered in Cork, Ireland.
About Fresco Microchip
Fresco is a leader in RF, analog and digital semiconductors. The company's products
deliver Value Through Innovation(TM) by offering significantly lower system solution costs
at optimal performance. Fresco's patent-pending technology transcends a broad range of
consumer devices creating a fundamental paradigm shift in the television market. Millions
of Fresco's chips have shipped worldwide in thousands of TV models made by several leading
consumer electronic brands. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with design
centers both in head office and Irvine, California.
About Celtic House Venture Partners
Celtic House Venture Partners is an independent Canadian investment firm. Since 1994,
Celtic House has been one of Canada's most active investors in technology and innovation.
Capitalizing on the deep domain expertise of its partners, Celtic House has consistently
provided superior financial returns to its investors. Celtic House has collaborated with
management teams and repeat entrepreneurs to develop technology companies from the
inception phase through to exit, generating over 20 initial public offerings and
successful acquisitions. From offices in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, Celtic House
manages over $425 million across three funds. For more information, visit http://www.celtic-house.com.
About Chrysalis Capital VIII Corporation
Chrysalis Capital VIII Corporation is The Chrysalis Capital Group Inc.'s (TCCG) eighth
capital pool company (CPC). Chrysalis is entirely focused on generating superior
shareholder returns through the creation of a series of unique CPCs. To date, Chrysalis
has created eight Chrysalis branded CPCs and has assisted in the creation of four
additional CPCs under their partners program. For more information about TCCG, please
About Ventures West
Ventures West is one of Canada's oldest, largest and most established venture capital
firms and is a recognized market leader in innovative early-stage technology investing
with an established geographic and market presence across Canada. Since its founding in
1973, the Firm has operated eight venture capital funds, with total committed capital of
over $700 million. For more information, visit http://www.ventureswest.com.
Offerings Include Prepaid Products from Several Popular International Entertainment Brands
ATLANTA, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InComm, a leading prepaid product and transaction services company, announced today the launch of its prepaid commercial products line in Brazil. InComm will offer prepaid products from a variety of entertainment brands via partnerships with game retailers Rock Laser Games and Geek.Etc.Br by Livraria Cultura, and with bookstore Saraiva, with plans to expand its product line by forging new partnerships with more retailers popular with Brazilian consumers.
InComm will offer a wide selection of prepaid products from Habbo, Aeria Games, IMVU and DXTV by Log On, among other entertainment brands. Additionally, InComm has partnered with Peela, a local issuer of prepaid entertainment cards, to market their products, including cards for Internet courses, magazine subscriptions, credits for online games and e-retailers, and credits for Mundo do Sitio, a children's game with popular Brazilian figures.
"The prepaid market in Brazil is seeing an exciting period of growth and we are thrilled to be one of the companies driving the expansion and evolution of the industry," said Paulo Oliveira Andreoli, managing director, InComm Brazil. "We look forward to increasing our portfolio of cards and our geographical footprint with more local and international partners."
InComm has incorporated point-of-sale activation technology at merchant locations across Brazil that will be offering InComm's prepaid commercial product line. InComm also plans to offer these merchants several additional point-of-sale prepaid products by the end of 2012.
"InComm is dedicated to advancing the prepaid industry worldwide, and we are delighted to launch our commercial product line in Brazil," said Eduardo Barreto, vice president, International Business in America, InComm. "Combining the reach of our prepaid distribution network with several of Brazil's most popular brands and retailers will offer consumers unparalleled access to the prepaid products they demand. We look forward to a steady pattern of growth and success in the region."
InComm is a leading provider of cutting-edge prepaid products, services and transaction technologies to retailers, brands and consumers. InComm supports more than 250,000 retail locations in building prepaid card destinations, connects brands with new markets and gives consumers a simple, secure shopping experience. InComm stays ahead of emerging trends by analyzing market needs and leveraging its global, innovative commerce platform, go-to-market expertise and extensive partner relationships. With 113 global patents, InComm is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in North and South America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit http://www.incomm.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/incomm.
The Constellations Get Kicked Off Youtube For Posting Bacchanalian Video For "Afterparty"
Raucous Highlight of New Album "DO IT FOR FREE" Gets The NC 17 Treatment
HITS, VH1, VEVO and Others Pick Up The Slack
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Constellations, astute purveyors of Atlanta's musical underbelly, may have evolved into a stellar, edgy, soulful groove band, but they haven't lost their cocky ,thrill-seeking edge as evidenced by their fresh new video for the song "Afterparty" (taken from their new album "DO IT FOR FREE"), which was immediately deleted from Youtube for "inappropriate content." In the spirit of that delicious raucous party jam, the band with the help of director/videographer/editor Video Rahim, used all of their horned up creative juices to produce the ultimate end-of -the -world bacchanalian primal last gasp sextravaganza. The NC 17 treatment is your basic society gone off the rails prior to imminent asteroid impact script jam packed with scenes of bouncing full frontal debauchery, coke fueled personality crises, powder covered iPads, creaking couches, news anchor geek sex, requisite fallen priest, crimson Beelzebub sex harems, a frisky Elijah Jones and so much more, quickly cut to dizzyingly effective effect. In the spirit of 2012 apocalypse theories, the Constellations will be spreading the "Afterparty" love continuously to the end. Catch it now on the link below!
Recently signed with 429 Records the Constellations released "DO IT FOR FREE"--their debut album for 429 and the follow up to their acclaimed debut "Southern Gothic." Led by Elijah Jones, and featuring Wes Hoffman (bass), Travis Phillips (guitar), James Gordon (keyboards) and Shane Hoffman (drums)--the band reinforce their reputation for hard swinging alt beats but have honed their musical outlook concentrating on muscular grooves and a more soulful melodicism. Produced by Andy Rose, the swirling funk anchored by the B3 and Fender Rhodes Organ provides the perfect backdrop for the band's trademark gritty songwriting. Known for their live show, the band will perform on the entire Warped Tour this summer.
To view "AFTERPARTY", log on to vevo.com and search afterparty.
Warped Tour Dates:
7/17 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/18 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
7/19 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center
7/20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/21 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/22 Hartford, CT The Comcast Theatre
7/24 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/25 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
7/26 Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/27 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
7/28 Wellington, FL Cruzan Amphtitheatre
7/29 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
7/30 Charlotte, NC Charlotte Verizon Wireless
7/31 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/1 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
8/4 Redmond, WA King County Marymoor Park
8/5 Portland, OR Rose Quarter Riverfront
To hear "DO IT FOR FREE" visit: http://www.429records.com/sites/429records/429details/d_theconstellations.asp
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
Meraki upgrades wireless portfolio for ultra-secure WiFi environments
Air Marshal delivers robust intrusion prevention with scalable cloud-based management
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meraki, the leader in cloud managed networking, today announced a major upgrade to its MR wireless solution. This upgrade introduces Air Marshal, a state of the art wireless intrusion detection and prevention suite. Also included in the upgrade are advanced mobility features and dozens of other enhancements.
Air Marshal - next generation cloud managed wireless intrusion detection
Customers with uncompromising security requirements, such as healthcare providers, retailers, and financial institutions, are increasingly turning to Meraki's cloud managed networking to deploy secure, scalable, and easy to manage networks. Air Marshal, Meraki's new integrated suite of real-time wireless intrusion detection and prevention (WIDS / WIPS) tools, addresses the next generation of wireless threats.
Built for the needs of the Fortune 1000, scales to networks of any size
Air Marshal was built for the largest, most security-conscious environments. One of the first production Air Marshal deployments is a secure, PCI-compliant wireless LAN by a multi-billion dollar Fortune 1000 retailer with thousands of locations. Nonetheless, while Air Marshal is designed for the security and scalability needs of large enterprises, it is easy to use and cost effective for networks of any size.
Advanced cloud based WIPS architecture
Air Marshal enables any Meraki wireless access point to detect a wide variety of threats, including rogue access points, SSID spoofing, packet floods, and malicious broadcasts. Insecure wireless activity is classified with a heuristics-based engine, and threats like rogue access points are automatically neutralized. Attack signatures are continuously updated from the cloud, allowing Air Marshal to automatically respond to new threats. Air Marshal can operate opportunistically (i.e. when wireless APs are not actively serving clients), or full time. Unlike traditional WIPS solutions, Air Marshal is fully integrated into every Meraki access point, eliminating integration costs, controller hardware, and management complexity.
"With WiFi becoming the default access layer in enterprises, security is at the forefront of our customers' minds," said AJ Goldman, Chief Evangelist. "With Air Marshal, we're pleased to offer high-grade intrusion detection and prevention without the cost and complexity of traditional solutions."
Mobility and performance upgrades
Meraki is releasing a number of wireless improvements in addition to Air Marshal:
-- Enhanced mobility architecture for improved ultra-fast roaming and
inter-subnet (layer 3) mobility
-- High-density video streaming optimizations
-- New authentication methods including SMS-based splash page sign-on
The release also includes dozens of performance enhancements and new features.
Available at no cost via seamless over-the-air upgrade
This upgrade is compatible with all Meraki MR-series wireless access points, and is available at no cost for all Meraki enterprise customers. Customers will be receiving upgrade availability notifications over the coming weeks and may contact Meraki support to have their network upgraded immediately.
Meraki is the recognized leader in Cloud Managed Networking. 100% cloud-based from day one, Meraki's architecture delivers out-of-the-box security, scalability, and management to enterprise networks. Meraki is trusted in over 20,000 customer networks worldwide, including Stanford University, British Telecom, Sony/ATV Music, Starbucks, and M.I.T. Meraki is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and is funded in part by Sequoia Capital and Google. For more information, visit http://www.meraki.com.
CONTACT: AJ Goldman, Chief Evangelist, email@example.com
Shiny Ads Leads Industry Shift to Sell-Side Automation for Premium Guaranteed Ads
Major Premium Online Health Portal Adopts Self-Serve Solution for Its Direct Sales Team
TORONTO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shiny Ads today announced the launch of a new self-serve advertising platform designed for direct sales teams at premium digital publishers, empowering them to easily create and manage premium ad insertion orders. The Shiny Ads Self-Serve Advertising Platform for Direct Sales continues Shiny Ads' push to automate the premium ad inventory sales process for industry leading publishers.
In a move that establishes early momentum for the new platform, Shiny Ads announced that it has been selected by a major online health portal to automate the portal's direct sales process. The adoption will help members of the publisher's sales team to quickly and easily manage their premium ad sales.
By adopting Shiny Ads' Self-Serve Adverting Platform for Direct Sales, an order management solution that is faster, easier to use and more powerful than existing alternatives, publishers can help their sales teams generate more revenue at a higher profit margin. The Shiny Ads self-serve platform for direct sales not only facilitates higher profits, but also speeds up ad operations processes by fully automating the lifecycle management of orders, line items and creative.
"For many publishers, the premium ad direct sales process has changed very little since the days of print publishing," said Roy Pereira, Shiny Ads founder and CEO. "It's still manual and highly inefficient. Sales people typically enter orders on spreadsheets, then face long processing times due to inefficient sales, finance and ad operations processes. We've changed that with a platform that gives direct sales teams more time to focus on more sales."
Featuring a hosted, web-enabled interface and lightning-quick insertion order creation and submission capabilities, the Shiny Ads' self-serve for direct sales platform is intuitive, meaning sales teams have a minimal learning curve as they begin using it to automate premium ad sales. It enables comprehensive order management, including integration with Salesforce.com, and automates the campaign lifecycle by directly connecting to the publisher's ad server via its API. A dashboard function provides an at-a-glance view of campaign status with full editing capabilities. Publishers have full control over user rights, product pricing and rules as well as final order approval.
With a unique focus on increasing publisher revenue and profits from premium ad buys, Shiny Ads is leading a fundamental industry shift to new automated sell-side technology like the self-serve for direct sales platform. Find out more about Shiny Ads at http://www.shinyads.com.
About Shiny Ads
Shiny Ads, http://www.shinyads.com, is a digital advertising technology company specializing in improving publisher revenue and profits with sell-side automation for premium inventory. Premium ads represent 70 percent of the multi-billion dollar display ad market. Shiny Ads technologies that enable digital publishers to more effectively sell premium inventory, delivering programmatic purchasing platforms that streamline publisher sales, finance and ad operations team workloads and enable them to focus on more strategic activities. To learn more, please visit http://www.shinyads.com.
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CONTACT: Press Contact, Mary Campe, SSPR, +1-847-415-9325, firstname.lastname@example.org, Company Contact, Roy Pereira, CEO, Shiny Ads, +1-416-800-7340
PrivacyStar and Alltel Wireless Launch Privacy Service
Feature-Packed Application Gives Privacy, Protection and Preference to Android Smartphones Users
CONWAY and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PrivacyStar and Alltel Wireless today announce PrivacyStar for Alltel Wireless Android customers. Users of the privacy application can now easily block unwanted calls and texts as well as easily report telemarketer and debt collector violations directly to the Federal Trade Commission. Other features include SmartBlock, Do Not Disturb, Caller Lookup and more. The PrivacyStar feature-packed application provides Alltel Wireless customers with the ability to enjoy privacy, protection and preference on their mobile phone.
"With more and more people abandoning landlines for the sole use of mobile phones, people are living a very mobile life and finding that privacy options are a necessity," said Jeff Stalnaker, CEO of PrivacyStar. "We are proud that two Arkansas high-tech companies are coming together to offer Alltel Wireless customers a powerful set of privacy features that will give customers the capability to have complete control of their mobile phone."
PrivacyStar offers a feature-rich application in privacy, protection and preference that provides consumers with complete control of their mobile phone. Its versatile call blocking feature blocks unwanted calls and text messages from individual, private and unknown numbers. Blocked numbers can be managed directly from the user's phone, enabling them to easily monitor all activity on their account as well as block and unblock callers. A SmartBlock feature uses crowdsourcing for the top 25 blocked numbers and automatically blocks them for all PrivacyStar users.
PrivacyStar's complaint filing feature allows users to report potential Do Not Call Registry and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations directly from their phones, making it easy to file complaints with the Federal Trade Commission. Additionally, the Do Not Disturb provides consumers with the ability to send customized text messages such as "I'm driving" or "in a meeting" to callers when unavailable. With PrivacyStar's Caller Lookup function, identify unknown callers by name and take appropriate action, such as adding to the contacts list or Privacy List.
"Alltel Wireless is committed to offering products that simplify the lives of our customers," said Scott Moody, vice president of marketing for Alltel Wireless. "We are thrilled to partner with another Arkansas-based company to provide our customers with an added layer of convenience, further demonstrating our continued commitment to present the best value in wireless."
This solution is enabled via PrivacyStar's strategic relationship with Syniverse as part of the Syniverse Wireless Caller ID and Privacy Management Applications portfolio.
Additional Features Include:
-- SMS ID - Upon receiving a text message from an unknown sender, select
SMS look-up from the PrivacyStar home page and the message that needs to
be identified in order to take appropriate action, such as blocking the
-- Web Portal - Fully integrated personal web portal to manage the
PrivacyStar account, block and unblock callers, and perform number
look-ups. The portal also provides additional details on violations.
-- Future Proof - Easily transfer PrivacyStar user information from one
device to another.
About Alltel Wireless
Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), doing business as Alltel Wireless, is a wireless telecommunications provider serving customers in six states. Headquartered in Little Rock, AR., AWCC is a subsidiary of Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNI). For more information, please visit http://alltelwireless.com or http://www.awcc.com.
PrivacyStar, a smartphone application, provides consumers with the top of the line in-phone privacy, protection and preference. Based in Conway, Arkansas, PrivacyStar has years of regulatory experience working with both Federal and State bodies to define and understand all aspects of consumer protection laws and regulations, and has patented numerous privacy and preference solutions. Lookup+ by PrivacyStar is offered for iPhone users and an expanded feature set available for Android and Blackberry smartphone users.
Permabit Named 'Coolest New Technology' at ExecEvent
Company wins the Execullence Award for its ability to improve performance, efficiency of data storage
CAMBRIDGE, Mass, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Permabit Technology Corporation, the recognized leader in data efficiency technology, was named the winner of the Execullence Award for Coolest New Technology 2012 at the recently concluded ExecEvent BIG Event.
Judged by representatives from data storage industry heavyweights including Hitachi Data Systems, Intel and Quantum, as well as select venture capitalists and financiers, Permabit was awarded honors for its Albireo software solution that massively improves performance and efficiency of data creation, transmission and storage. The company's technology was chosen "coolest" from among participants in the event's Emerging Vendor Showcase.
"We are thrilled to be named the 'Coolest New Technology' at the ExecEvent for our groundbreaking data optimization technologies for OEMs," said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. "How cool it is to be named the coolest 'new' technology by innovative and disruptive companies. We look forward to delivering even more data optimization innovation to OEMs in the years ahead."
The ExecEvent BIG Event is an exclusive networking event that brings together executives from across the storage spectrum. Focused exclusively on the data storage industry, including technologies such as virtualization, cloud, security, video or data center management, the ExecEvent features informative presentations and the time to meet, share information and form relations with top-level executives over cocktails and dinners.
Permabit Albireo is the industry's first-and-only embedded data optimization software for OEMs, delivering data reduction rates of 5 to 35X and with throughput now exceeding 400 GB/sec at petabyte scale. Albireo optimizes data across a wide range of installations from SOHO/SMB appliances to enterprise flash and Solid State Devices (SSD), high-performance enterprise storage, big data solutions and cloud services.
Albireo is delivered in two distinct product offerings. The Software Development Kit (SDK) version is a portable software library that hardware, software and service providers can utilize to expand their own solutions without impacting existing differentiating capabilities. The Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) version is a complete, ready-to-run data efficiency application that is integrated with Linux.
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Permabit is a recognized leader in data efficiency technology, enabling OEMs to leverage their R&D investment, increase margin, accelerate time to market and achieve competitive advantage. Permabit Albireo software massively improves performance and efficiency of data creation, transmission and storage. Solutions built with Albireo are being delivered by leading hardware, software and service providers. Our partners include Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), LSI, and StoneFly. Permabit was founded in 2000 by a technical and business team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For more information, visit: http://www.permabit.com.
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Arbitron Mobile and iResearch Consulting To Launch Mobile Media Measurement Service in China
Companies to collaborate on a planned 10,000 person measurement panel to track mobile consumer audiences in the world's largest smartphone market
COLUMBIA, Md. and SHANGHAI, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbitron Mobile Oy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arbitron Inc., (NYSE: ARB), and iResearch Consulting, a leading online measurement company and consultant to the Internet industry in China, announced today an agreement to jointly operate a syndicated, mobile media research service in the world's largest smartphone market. The service would be based on a planned opt-in panel of approximately 10,000 persons in China who would install an on-device software meter developed by Arbitron Mobile onto their smartphones and tablets.
Arbitron Mobile and iResearch Consulting plan to provide marketers, content providers, app developers and wireless access suppliers in China and around the world with information on how mobile consumers in the iResearch/Arbitron Mobile China panel use apps, surf the web, engage in social media, participate in e-commerce, are exposed to and act on advertising, and employ their devices to communicate.
The mobile measurement panel would also be integrated with the iResearch iUserTracker online PC measurement service. The planned integrated offering would be able to deliver multi-screen measures of the online and mobile media activities of Chinese Internet consumers to Internet providers, ad networks, media outlets and technology companies located in China and globally.
Says Dr. Verkasalo of Arbitron Mobile: "China has surpassed the U.S. as the world's largest smartphone market. Our agreement with iResearch paves the way for the creation of leading online and mobile media measurement services in this huge potential market, while giving the Internet industry around the world access to large comprehensive mobile, online and multiscreen behavioral datasets from the vibrant and growing consumer population in China."
Said Sean Creamer, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Arbitron Inc: "Today's announcement represents a significant milestone in our efforts to extend our services to the leading markets around the world. Arbitron Mobile and iResearch have demonstrated how international collaboration can work to enrich the insights research firms provide to the growing mobile media industry."
Henry Yang, CEO of iResearch, comments "We believe that mobile presents an ever increasing opportunity for the Chinese Internet industry and iResearch intends to be a leading provider of insights into the mobile behaviors of China's online consumers. The agreement with Arbitron Mobile will provide us with best-in-class technologies to measure the mobile audience in China. And, through our collaborative marketing arrangement, we will be able to enhance the visibility of our company and the Chinese Internet industry that we serve to customers in Europe and North America."
As part of the agreement, Arbitron Mobile will be able to market iResearch data from the Chinese company's mobile and PC measurement services to its customers in Europe and North America. Similarly, iResearch will be able to market, to its customers in China, the mobile data from Arbitron Mobile Trends Panels(TM) services in Europe and North America.
A photograph of Dr. Hannu Verkasalo, Arbitron Mobile and Mr. Henry Yang, iResearch is available on the Arbitron Mobile website.
About iResearch Consulting
iResearch Consulting, founded 2002, is the leading consulting and media measurement company in the Internet industry in China. With 260 employees, iResearch, headquartered in Shanghai, has been at the forefront of Chinese Internet measurements and operates a currency Internet audience rating service for China.
About Arbitron Mobile
Arbitron Mobile currently operates syndicated mobile research panels in seven countries: United States, China, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, France, and Germany. Arbitron Mobile also operates custom panels and licenses its technology in countries around the world. Founded in 2007 and acquired by Arbitron in 2011, the company is a pioneer in field of mobile on-device metering panels deployed for media research.
Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is an international media and marketing research firm serving the media - radio, television, cable, and out-of-home; the mobile industry; as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world. Arbitron businesses include: measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media, and product patterns of U.S. consumers; providing mobile audience measurement and analytics in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and developing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The Company has developed the Portable People Meter (TM) (PPM(®)) and the PPM 360(TM), new technologies for media and marketing research.
Portable People Meter(TM), PPM® and PPM 360(TM) are marks of Arbitron Inc.
Statements in this release that are not strictly historical, including the statements regarding expectations for 2012 and any other statements regarding events or developments that we believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future, may be "forward-looking" statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those suggested or indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things, our ability to successfully integrate acquired operations, diversions of management resources, expenses incurred in financing the acquisition, differing levels of management and internal control effectiveness at the acquired entity, other unanticipated problems and liabilities, changes in the market, potential downturns in economic conditions, foreign exchange fluctuations, competition, our ability to develop and successfully market new products and technologies, the growth rates and cyclicality of markets we serve, our ability to expand our business in new markets, , litigation and other contingent liabilities including intellectual property matters, our compliance with applicable laws and regulations and changes in applicable laws and regulations, our ability to achieve projected efficiencies, cost reductions, sales growth and earnings, and other international economic, political, legal and business factors. Additional information regarding the factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements is available in Arbitron Inc.'s SEC filings, including the 2011 Annual Report on Form 10-K. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
Mining Company in Philippines Deploys RADWIN Wireless Broadband Systems
RADWIN Solutions Enable Video, Data and Voice Services to the Company's Offices and Remote Sites, Operating Over Long Distances & in Extreme Weather
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
RADWIN (http://www.radwin.com), the global provider of Backhaul and Broadband
Wireless solutions, today announced that the Xstrata Sagittarius Mining Company in the
Philippines deployed the RADWIN 2000 point-to-point systems to connect its offices and
provide voice and data backhaul between the offices and tower relay sites. RADWIN's
systems are also used for video surveillance, providing video transmission from the tower
sites back to company headquarters for enhanced security monitoring. Diagnostic-Orthogon
Systems, a leading system integrator in the Philippines, was responsible for project
design and implementation.
Jake Laguerder, Head of IT at Xstrata Mining: "We chose RADWIN's solutions because
they deliver TDM and Ethernet in one system. The solutions empower us to establish our own
backbone network instead of leasing lines from telcos, thus significantly reducing our
costs. RADWIN's solutions also deliver real-time video so we can monitor the activity in
each tower site 24/7. Using RADWIN, we have complete control of our network and can easily
and quickly deploy new sites."
Rene Lebrun, CEO of Diagnotic-Orthogon Systems: "RADWIN's links provide exceptional
carrier-grade performance that places them a cut above other solutions that Xstrata
tested. They operate over extremely long ranges, with some links connecting offices as far
as 50 km/31 miles apart. The links operate in tough weather conditions typical to the area
such as fluctuating temperatures, heavy rainfall and strong winds and they can also be
powered by solar panels which is critical in jungle areas."
"We are proud to include the Xstrata Mining Company among our customer base," said
Moty Niv, RADWIN's Sales Director, South East Asia. "This latest win is testament to the
effectiveness of our solutions and the exceptional performance and business value they
deliver to customers. In choosing RADWIN, Xstrata was able to cut costs and eliminate
expensive leased lines charges while enjoying a solution that delivers high-quality voice,
video and data services on one link."
RADWIN is a leading provider of sub-6 GHz wireless Point-to-Point and
Point-to-Multipoint solutions. RADWIN's solutions deliver voice, video and data with
ultra-capacity for long ranges. http://www.radwin.com
Avere Introduces Latest Entry to its FXT Series Edge Filers
Avere further extends Edge-Core architecture with new FXT Series model ideal for remote office storage
PITTSBURGH, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems today introduced its latest FXT Series Edge filer, designed to bring the benefits of NAS Optimization to remote office environments by allowing companies to centralize resources and reduce the amount of infrastructure at remote locations while providing the ability to run mission-critical applications outside of the data center and across a WAN without performance degradation.
The Avere FXT 3100 Edge filer contains 48GB of DRAM and 1GB NVRAM to accelerate the read, write and metadata performance of most active data. It contains 2.4TB of 10k SAS HDDs to store a large working set of recently active data. FXT 3100's 2x 10GbE and 6x 1GbE ports allow connectivity to clients and servers for high performance access to active data and to Core filers for infrequently accessed data. Each unit can be clustered to other FXT Edge filers with scaling of up to 50 nodes for linear performance and HA failover.
"Organizations have experienced numerous challenges in delivering corporate applications and/or IT services to remote locations--challenges related primarily to poor application performance, slow file transfer speeds, and WAN bandwidth costs. More than half of respondents in a recent ESG survey indicated that remote application access challenges have been the cause of dissatisfaction among end-users," said Terri McClure, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Avere's FXT 3100 Edge filer is an example of a product that can help solve this problem while also helping address the cost and manageability challenges tied to remote storage deployments."
Built on the latest Avere Operating System (AOS), the Avere FXT 3100 Edge filer enables automatic tiering of data for optimal performance, advanced monitoring to provide deep visibility into the entire NAS environment and a global namespace for managing all storage as a single pool. Optional software enhancements include Avere FlashMove(TM) that takes the pain out of NAS data migrations and accelerates the performance of data; and FlashMirror(TM), heterogeneous NAS replication software that provides a flexible and high-performance solution for implementing comprehensive data protection across a NAS infrastructure.
"While all organizations can benefit from the improvements in performance and reduction in footprint that our FXT Series Edge filers offer, enterprises with remote or branch offices face a unique situation with sprawling NAS environments that require additional capital and operation investments," said Ron Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems. "Our new FXT 3100 Edge filer helps take the sting out of these deployments by providing global data access and visibility of data as part of a single logical pool, alleviating the need for duplicate storage infrastructure in remote offices and provides a form factor suitable for branch offices."
Pricing and Availability
The FXT 3100 Edge filer starts at $42,500. It is expected to be generally available within the 30 days. Additional information about the FXT series is available at http://www.averesystems.com/Products_FXT.aspx
About Avere Systems
Avere Systems brings to the market NAS Optimization solutions designed specifically to scale performance and capacity separately and take advantage of new storage media using real-time tiering. Avere's FXT Series Edge filers allow organizations to achieve unlimited application performance scaling, free applications from the confines of the data center by eliminating latency and cut storage costs by more than half. Learn more at http://www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
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R.W. Knudsen Family® Launches Share Your Simple Promotion
Three grand prize and 14 bi-weekly winners will be selected for sharing their tips to make life more simple
CHICO, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the simple life, R.W. Knudsen Family® has launched the Share Your Simple Promotion encouraging consumers to connect and share tips that make life easier for the chance to win prizes. Starting today consumers are invited to share a tip to make life simple on http://www.facebook.com/rwknudsen in a variety of categories based around bi-weekly themes like "In the Garden," during "Back to School" or "DIY Halloween Costumes." Consumers that share a tip will be entered for the chance to win one of three $4,500 Grand Prizes or 14 bi-weekly prizes to make life simpler.
The R.W. Knudsen Family has always had a simple philosophy: make great tasting, all-natural and organic beverages with uncompromising standards. Recognizing that life can sometimes be complicated, Share Your Simple will celebrate the tips and ideas that reflect that same simple philosophy like spending time with friends and family and enjoying a refreshing beverage together.
The R.W. Knudsen Family Share Your Simple Promotion will be celebrated in three phases, awarding a grand prize and featuring one of the brand's signature products during each phase.
1. Simple Summer Season: June 5 - July 30 recognizing the simple joys of
summer time with R.W. Knudsen Family Spritzer beverages.
2. Simple Harvest Season: July 31 - October 8 acknowledging the abundant
fall harvest and cooking simply with fruit and R.W. Knudsen Family Just
3. Simple Holiday Season: October 9 - December 17 honoring the importance of
simplifying the holidays in order to focus on family and friends - and
enjoy simple treats like R.W. Knudsen Family Celebratory sparkling
Winners will be randomly drawn for each bi-weekly and grand prize periods.
For more than 50 years R.W. Knudsen Family has created all-natural beverages the entire family can count on for simplicity. All R.W. Knudsen Family products, including Spritzers, Just Juice Juices and Celebratory sparkling beverages, are made from simple, all-natural ingredients without added sugar, artificial ingredients or preservatives.
Promotion starts at noon ET and ends at 11:59:59 ET on December 17, 2012 and is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older. Promotion subject to complete Official Rules available at http://www.facebook.com/rwknudsen. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary.
About R.W. Knudsen Family
R.W. Knudsen Family® has produced quality, all-natural juice products since 1961. Its offerings include more than 125 types of natural and organic fruit and vegetable juices, carbonated fruit beverages, and specialty items including Recharge® all-natural sports drinks. R.W. Knudsen Family products are all-natural made without artificial flavors or preservatives, and never contain added sugar. Visit http://www.rwknudsenfamily.com for more information.
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Knudsen & Sons, Inc.
Sales Transaction Rate per Visitor Grows as Company Focuses on Higher Quality Marketing Channels and Streamlines Checkout Process
LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LuxeYard, Inc., (OTCQB: LUXR), the fast-growing boutique luxury flash sale site, today announced it has surpassed the 700,000 member milestone. The company attributed the achievement primarily to an increased focus on targeting higher quality marketing channels as well as new site functionality aimed at streamlining the shopping experience.
"Using a variety of marketing channels and focusing our messaging on individual member wants and needs we have been able to boost membership as well as the number of transactions per visit," said LuxeYard CMO, Joshua Thompson. "Member feedback has been critical and we are implementing changes to our core e-commerce interface and marketing strategy to accommodate their suggestions for an enhanced experience with LuxeYard. For example, a recent, relatively simple change to our checkout procedure has led to a significant increase in our e-commerce conversion rate."
LuxeYard believes that by listening to its customers it will be enabled to create a better online shopping experience. Thus, it has updated its messaging platform to focus on an individual's various lifestyle stages versus simply luxury for everyone. By reframing how its customer base can access high quality goods and products at competitive prices on the LuxeYard website, the company plans to carve out a larger share of the e-commerce market, estimated at over $44 billion per quarter in 2012.
"We want our members to know that they can have access to luxury goods and products at any and every phase of their lives," continues Thompson. "There no longer is any need to compromise on lower quality goods to achieve low pricing. Today's smart shopper understands that quality endures, and LuxeYard has become the online destination for quality products for the home, wardrobe or baby, at significantly reduced prices. For example, families can buy a stroller anywhere, but if they come to LuxeYard, they'll be assured that it will cost less than what they would typically find at a traditional retail store, and be of great quality, allowing them to have the luxe factor while avoiding the luxe price.
"These recent changes are part and parcel of a fast growing enterprise, where we need to regularly stay one step ahead of market dynamics," said Braden Richter, CEO of LuxeYard. "We have a fundamentally rock solid business with a well-tuned engine for building organic growth and an active acquisition strategy to further diversify our business and help us achieve our revenue and profitability goals."
LuxeYard is a members-only flash sale site for luxury home furnishings, decor and fashion that offers access to unique products sourced by a seasoned team of buyers at a fraction of retail prices. LuxeYard is the pioneer of Concierge Buying, which gives members the power to determine what items will be sold on the site, and Group Buy which allows them to lower the price by sharing sale items with friends. Along with its veteran retail, e-commerce and digital marketing management team, LuxeYard partners with celebrity Trendsetters and design and fashion industry insiders to deliver a curated buying experience from a unique point of view to its members. To join the LuxeYard community, visit http://www.LuxeYard.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements about our financial performance, which involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those discussed. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the factors included under the headings "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements" on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 15,2011, a copy of which may be obtained by visiting the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov. LuxeYard's actual results could differ materially from those predicted or implied and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance.
RiT SMART Xlight Fiber Optic Cabling Solution Certified by Independent Performance Laboratory
- Intertek lab tests certify that RiT's high performance 10Gb/s and 100Gb/s-ready end-to-end cabling solutions exceed ANSI/TIA-568-C performance requirements -
TEL AVIV, Israel, July 17, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
RiT [http://www.rittech.com ] Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), today announced that its
SMART Xlight(TM) end-to-end fiber optic cabling solution
[http://www.rittech.com/?CategoryID(1&ArticleIDQ0 ] has been certified by an
independent laboratory to exceed 10 Gb/s and 100Gb/s performance requirements as specified
in the ANSI/TIA-568-C standard. The independent testing was performed by Intertek, one of
the world's largest and most widely respected independent testing organizations, across
multiple channel configurations that included RiT SMART Xlight end-to-end 10G
configuration, RiT SMART Xlight end-to-end 100G configuration, LC multi-mode cords, LC-MPO
cassettes, MPO-MPO pre-terminated cables, LC-LC cassettes and MPO cords, in both
intelligent and non-intelligent architectures.
"Extended performance margins are crucial in high-bandwidth multi-fiber array systems
like RiT's SMART Xlight fiber optic line," commented Dr. Ben Eshay, RiT's CTO. "The tests
performed by this respected laboratory certify that our products support high-density,
high-bitrate protocols and installations, future-proofing the datacenter through the
provision of 10, 40 or 100 gigabytes per second bandwidth. This is a benefit that data
center engineers can leverage to create maximum flexibility and superior performance in
their data center designs, especially when coupled with the deployment of RiT's
intelligent infrastructure management solutions."
Dr. Ben Eshay continued, "In fact, every aspect of our SMART datacenter cabling
[http://www.rittech.com/rit_smart_cabling ] product line reflects our 20 years of
experience in providing the top quality, cutting-edge solutions that meet the exacting
needs of our customers' dynamic organizations. With a total commitment to R&D and testing,
we bring a broad variety of innovative products to markets looking for robust, reliable
performance in all types of real-world data center environments. As the data center
industry continues raising the performance bar, we continue to evolve, creating
ever-higher-grade products today that support both current and future needs."
About RiT Technologies
RiT is a leading provider of comprehensive management solutions for today's
mission-critical data centers and communication rooms. Through the deployment of RiT's
integrated DCIM [http://www.rittech.com/rit_centermind ] (data center infrastructure
management), IIM (intelligent infrastructure management), SMART Cabling(TM) and EPV(TM)
real-time infrastructure management solutions, companies enhance both CAPEX and OPEX,
increase their efficiency and improve their automated processes. RiT's field-tested
solutions are delivering value in thousands of installations for top-tier enterprises and
operators throughout the world. RiT's shares are traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the
symbol RITT. http://www.rittech.com
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including, but not limited to, those in which we use the words "believe," "anticipate,"
"expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate", "forecast", "target", "could" and similar
expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For example, when we discuss a field trial which could lead
to a multi-million dollar Carrier deal, we are using a forward looking statement. While
these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the
future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by
these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those
described under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 20-F, which may be revised or
supplemented in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These factors include, but are not
limited to, the following: our ability to raise additional financing, if required; the
continued development of market trends in directions that benefit our sales; our ability
to maintain and grow our revenues; our dependence upon independent distributors,
representatives and strategic partners; our ability to develop new products and enhance
our existing products; the availability of third-party components used in our products;
the economic condition of our customers; the impact of government regulation; and the
economic and political situation in Israel. We are under no obligation, and expressly
disclaim any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements in this press release,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Dr. Ben Eshay
Jamestown Community College Utilizes HelpSTAR 2012 to Enhance Productivity and Provide Superior Service to Students and Staff
IT Department Depends on HelpSTAR for Organization, Efficiency and Ongoing Support for More than a Decade
OAKVILLE, Ontario, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HelpSTAR, a leading pioneer of help desk software, today announced that New York's Jamestown Community College (JCC), a comprehensive, regional, open-access institution that embraces academic excellence, relies on HelpSTAR to provide staff, faculty and students with reliable, efficient features that assist with help desk activities as well as online course and transcript programs.
Thirteen years ago JCC received a state grant to develop its IT department and increase the efficiency of incoming IT support calls. After searching for a software solution, the staff chose HelpSTAR for its ease of use and affordability. Today, Dave Gibson, JCC Help Desk/User Support and the JCC IT team, support three campuses, 600 staff and over 3500 students, utilizing HelpSTAR to drive efficiency above and beyond their normal help desk activities. His team oversees any technical support that is needed across the campuses from accessibility to the Internet from within the dorms to computer problems with staff and faculty.
"We have been using HelpSTAR for years and with the great new features in HelpSTAR 2012, our JCC IT team and I are more efficient than ever," said Gibson. "It's important to give accolades to vendors who go above and beyond, and HelpSTAR does just that. As far as I'm concerned, we'll use HelpSTAR until I retire and beyond. Simply put, they are outstanding."
Gibson and the JCC IT team rely heavily on HelpSTAR's Web Portal to assist with JCC login or online course problems, providing its customer base with the assurance that issues will be addressed in a timely fashion. Additionally, students and staff have found using the Web Portal to gain access to the Knowledge Based Articles extremely valuable and informative for looking up common problems. It provides them with the means to resolve many issues on their own. Gibson is most impressed by HelpSTAR's support staff and has found everyone to be exemplary, recalling instances where they received the support they needed within minutes, not hours.
"Supporting our clients' needs by providing them with tools to enhance their efficiency and productivity is always our top priority," said Igal Hauer, CEO of HelpSTAR. "Dave Gibson and his team rely on our software to provide superior features and top of the line support and we are excited to see how our Web Portal enhances their service initiatives."
HelpSTAR help desk software is an easy-to-use service desk collaborative suite that provides rapid issue, problem resolution and change management capabilities out of the box without the need for lengthy deployment and staff training. Designed for organizations with 10 to 500 support reps servicing 100 to 50,000 employees, HelpSTAR expedites problem handling through features such as intelligent queuing, various self-help tools and prompts such as alarms, follow-up reminders and automatic priority escalation. It offers both a built-in library of standard reports and custom query capabilities. HelpSTAR is available in both client/server and web-based versions running on Microsoft or Microsoft SQL. For more information, visit http://www.helpstar.com
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Salesforce Radian6 Delivers New Insights Technologies and Ecosystem
New Insights technologies enable social enterprises to understand sentiment, intent and demographics across multiple languages for billions of social conversations
World's first Insights ecosystem delivers breakthrough social analytics from industry leaders Clarabridge, Klout, Lymbix, OpenAmplify, OpenCalais, PeekAnalytics and Solariat
SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/), today announced new Salesforce Radian6 Insights technologies and ecosystem to empower social enterprises to manage the massive volume of social media conversations generated daily. With Insights technologies, social enterprises can now understand the meaning behind billions of social conversations across multiple languages with in-depth sentiment, intent, demographics and more. In addition, the Insights ecosystem delivers analytics from social leaders that can be easily integrated directly into the Radian6 dashboard. Radian6 Insights empowers customers to seamlessly access new actionable data, act on sales and service opportunities in real time, and implement more effective social marketing campaigns.
-- "In order for social enterprises to manage social big data, companies
need to move beyond the discovery phase and drive deeper understandings
of the who, what, where and why behind social media conversations," said
Marcel LeBrun, SVP and GM for Salesforce Radian6. "With the new
Salesforce Radian6 Insights technologies and ecosystem, companies can
drive real-time understanding and engagement with customers and
-- "Salesforce Radian6 has allowed us to listen, analyze, and engage with
our online communities," said Dr. Jason Thatcher, professor and
director, Clemson University Social Media Listening Center. "It is
critical that we are able to take listening to the next level to better
understand the meaning, sentiment and influencers that are reaching out
to the university."
-- "Listening platforms focus overwhelmingly on helping users monitor
social activity rather than act on insights found in social data. In
today's environment, once users discover insights, they must use other
technologies to act on their findings. Listening platforms must give
users tools to act on the insights they discover, such as social
management tools for customer support, reporting tools for research, and
data integrations for customer analytics," said Zach Hofer-Shall, senior
analyst, Forrester, The Social Intelligence Market is Immature,
Forrester Research, Inc., May 17, 2012.
Salesforce Radian6 Insights - Driving Actionable Insights
Every day, billions of posts are being created across blogs, Facebook, forums, Twitter, YouTube and more. All of this content on social networks has changed the landscape of social media monitoring. Discovering social conversations is no longer enough, social enterprises need tools to help them intelligently engage in those conversations. Radian6 Insights allows companies to understand sentiment, intent, demographics and more across the massive volume of social data, enabling companies to transform how they market, service their customers, generate leads and evolve their product lines.
Salesforce Radian6 Insights Technologies Include:
-- In-depth Sentiment Analysis: Companies can now determine if the emotion
behind each social post is positive, negative or neutral with advanced
sentiment analysis in seven different languages: Chinese, English,
French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
-- Natural Language Processing: Now social enterprises can instantly see
which posts ask questions, express wants or needs, flag any problems,
and then segment and take action accordingly.
-- Online Influence: Sophisticated social scoring systems measure who is
creating, engaging and reacting to social content, and what topics are
the most important to them.
-- Enhanced Demographics: Now, companies can learn more about the authors
of social posts including self-reported demographics like age, gender,
location, education, career, interests, social activities and more.
-- Intelligent Dashboards and Analytics: With sophisticated analytics,
companies can now filter through social conversation noise, identify
relevant conversations, and quickly take action. The benefits include
rich marketing campaign analysis, identification and triage of social
customer service issues, targeted social lead generation and more.
-- Trends & Emerging Issues: Get one-click lists of the most talked about
people, places and things, and identify problems before they escalate
with reliable detection of customer service issues.
Salesforce Radian6 Insights Ecosystem
Salesforce Radian6 has created the world's first Insights ecosystem to deliver best-of-breed social technologies -- from natural language processing to text analytics -- all in the Radian6 dashboard. With the Insights ecosystem, customers can select the best capabilities for real-time social analysis from trusted providers to suit their specific business needs, with seamless integration in Radian6. Partners will also benefit immediately by offering customers their data in real-time on the leading social listening platform.
Social leaders Klout, OpenAmplify and OpenCalais are now joined in the ecosystem by Clarabridge for text sentiment analysis, Lymbix for emotion and tone classification, PeekAnalytics for social audience measurement, Solariat for social intention analysis, and new capabilities from OpenAmplify for customer service insights.
Pricing and Availability
-- Salesforce Radian6 Insights technologies are generally available today
and included with Salesforce Radian6 deployments.
-- Insights ecosystem add-on packages from Clarabridge, Klout, Lymbix,
OpenAmplify, OpenCalais, PeekAnalytics and Solariat are now available in
the Radian6 dashboard. Partner packages are priced individually,
starting at $60 USD per month. Customers can select add-on packages
depending on their analytics needs.
-- Customers who purchase salesforce.com technologies should make their
purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.
With more than 100,000 customers, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services allow customers to:
-- Create employee social networks with Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce
Rypple and Salesforce Force.com.
-- Develop customer social networks with the Salesforce Sales Cloud,
Salesforce Data.com, Salesforce Service Cloud, and Salesforce Site.com.
-- Connect with customers on public social networks with Salesforce Heroku
and Salesforce Radian6.
-- Empower small businesses to become social enterprises with Salesforce
Desk.com and Salesforce Do.com.
-- Extend a company's social enterprise with apps from the leading
enterprise app marketplace, AppExchange.
-- Run apps on Database.com, the first social enterprise database.
Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.
Virtual PBX Makes Business VoIP Accessible and Affordable for Any Business
Hosted PBX Technology Leader Removes Barriers to VoIP by Including Free VoIP Phones with Every Plan
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtual PBX, the pioneer and leader in hosted PBX phone systems, today announced new business VoIP packages that make VoIP and advanced digital phone services affordable to companies of any size. Innovation and economies of scale within the business VoIP market have enabled Virtual PBX to reduce plan costs by up to 70 percent.
In addition to its dramatic reduction in pricing, Virtual PBX is also offering the option for its customers to further reduce costs by paying for a year in advance, with annual plans starting at just $8.99 per month. Customers who choose to pay the year in advance will also receive up to 10 free VoIP phones, which include the most popular Polycom IP phones in the market. These one-year plans set Virtual PBX apart as the first major business VoIP provider to include quality VoIP desk phones and wireless handsets in high-value customer plans.
"Our new packages eliminate many of the concerns and risks related to deploying a high-quality business VoIP system," said Paul Hammond, CEO and president of Virtual PBX. "We're confident that these new plans deliver the highest value available today."
Changes to Virtual PBX's pricing plans and offerings include:
-- Flat-rate Plans:
-- Unlimited-use plans now start as low as $18.99 per month per user.
-- Annual plan customers can receive up to 10 free VoIP phones, a value
of $170 per phone.
-- No activation fees.
-- Usage-based Plans:
-- Plans now start as low as $8.99 per month.
-- New plans allow customers more minutes at a lower price with savings
of up to 70 percent.
-- Annual plans include up to 4 free VoIP phones, a value of $170 per
-- No activation fees.
"Voice over IP telephony often offers reduced costs, which are extremely important in this economy," said Larry Hettick, principal analyst with Current Analysis. "But up-front cost of buying new phones can be an issue, especially in the small business market. This move by Virtual PBX can help reduce the barrier to entry for their clients and make it easier for businesses to try VoIP."
Hosted PBX systems already eliminate the need to buy and maintain expensive PBX hardware. Now, small businesses can reduce monthly costs by replacing $50-$60 per month business land lines with under $20 per month "digital lines," while avoiding the expense of purchasing new phone hardware. Entrepreneurs can get their businesses up and running without the worry of up-front costs. This comes at a perfect time as the company has seen an increase in momentum since its implementation of its latest VoIP solutions.
About Virtual PBX
Virtual PBX believes you never get a second chance to make a good first impression especially when it comes to serving your customers. Our hosted PBX phone service gives small and medium businesses a professional, fully automated call answering and routing solution that can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Forget the hassles and costs of buying and maintaining your own PBX hardware. With Virtual PBX, your employees, whether in one location or far-flung, can focus on serving your customers while we provide the advanced features and responsiveness that give you a competitive edge. We also offer a backup phone service to ensure your business stays up and running should disaster strike. For more information on how your business can benefit from our innovation and passionate commitment to great customer service, visit us on the Web at http://www.virtualpbx.com.
- MultiMi(TM) emerges from beta as a safe and smart way to connect with
AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG), the provider of internet and mobile security to 114
million active users, today announced that the free social desktop app MultiMi(TM) has
emerged from beta testing with a major update as a safe and smart way for people to manage
their online social networks.
MultiMi is a social media integrator that helps people stay in touch with the people
that matter in their life. Whether it's Facebook, Gmail, Twitter or any other platform,
MultiMi lets users stay in touch with one click. They can drag a tweet into an email while
simultaneously updating their Facebook status or move a photo from email into Flickr or
Picasa. Not only does MultiMi help users to seamlessly integrate multiple channels, it
protects people's online activity with AVG's renowned LinkScanner(R) technology.
"The post-beta MultiMi incorporates a year's worth of performance enhancements and
feature requests we received from many engaged and active social media consumers," said
Eidan Apelbaum, CEO of Zbang It, creator of MultiMi. "Our testers did a great job
providing us exactly the feedback our developers needed for us to evaluate, update, and
elevate the platform as compared to competing solutions."
Improvements resulting from the beta testing include:
- A major aesthetic overhaul
- Full home and tab customization
- Ability to edit and save photos from various sources
- A built-in RSS reader
- Support for Google Reader
- Support for Pocket (formerly Read It Later)
- The built-in browser now uses Chromium instead of Internet Explorer which
helped improve performance
"As people spend more time online and use multiple platforms to engage with one
another, we are constantly searching for ways to simplify, improve and better secure their
online experience," said JR Smith, CEO of AVG Technologies. "With MultiMi, AVG offers
users the tools to get the most out of Facebook, Gmail, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.
Whether they want to post commentaries, tweet news, share holiday photos, or post images
of a new fascination - MultiMi makes the process fast and safe. With AVG's LinkScanner
security technology, MultiMi protects a user's personal information from the worst of the
MultiMi is available as a free download for Windows(R) at http://www.MultiMi.com
and supports a broad range of services including:
- Email -- Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, PoP3 and IMAP
- Social -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
- Calendars -- Facebook, Google
- RSS -- Google reader and Pocket
- Photos -- Picasa, Facebook and Flickr
- Media -- YouTube
- Docs -- Gdocs, Box.net
- Chat -- Gtalk and Facebook
AVG's mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing
peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to-use software and online
services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and
services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent
network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 114 million
active users as of March 31, 2012 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer
and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization,
online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.
Zbang It LTD is an innovative technology company that specially designed to de-clutter
and provide an easy and efficient solution to reach and manage overwhelming amounts of
content people interacts with on a daily basis. Zbang developed a unique technology of
communication connectors that can communicate with any API and convert data into a
predefined structure which is fully scalable, small electronic footprint and fully
This technology is implemented in MultiMi to provide users with access to email,
Facebook, twitter and file storage services from one location. Using the same technology
we are able to connect to AVG Link Scanner technology and provide safe a secure surfing
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Pioneers Earn Big For Every HotList Merchant Signed
ATLANTA, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sionic Mobile today announced the opening of its U.S. million-dollar HotList fund covering more than 30,000 shops, restaurants and service providers nationwide. The Pioneer feature lets ION Rewards(®) app users sign up their favorite places from the HotList and get paid a bonus on top of the rewards paid every time ION offers are used there.
"Rather than paying a dedicated sales staff to knock on merchants' doors," stated Ronald Herman, CEO, "we are paying our ION users a one-time bonus and ongoing, instant rewards for every ION purchase."
There are no special codes or complex referrals. To invite a business owner or manager, ION users simply tap the HotList merchant name and enter an email address. ION automates the email message then tracks when the merchant signs up. That merchant becomes the ION user's rewards provider for life. No matter when any ION customer spends at that merchant using the app, the Pioneer gets rewarded.
Pioneers are rewarded in either cash or IONs. For ION users linking a commercial Dwolla account, all bonus and ongoing rewards are paid bimonthly in cash. All other Pioneers are rewarded instantly with IONs that they can spend like cash for anything at any ION merchant.
ION uses next-gen Dwolla payments so consumers can earn IONs by paying with their phone at any ION merchant, leaving their wallet in their handbag or pocket. With ION and Dwolla, there is no special chip or extra device required by either consumer or merchant and mobile payments are instant.
A true, greenfield opportunity, the ION marketplace is completely untapped and free for the taking. Visit http://www.ionrewards.com/pioneers.php or search ION Rewards in your favorite app store.
ION is the first, fully digital mobile payment and social loyalty app combining merchant offers, customer rewards and card-less payments in simple apps for phones and tablets. ION Loyalty(® )pays merchants for customer rewards and helps neighborhood retailers and restaurants increase sales and cut credit card fees. ION Rewards(®) pays consumers for buying things they already buy, paying with their phones, connecting with friends and signing up favorite places. The free apps support iOS and Android devices. Visit http://www.ionRewards.com or http://www.ionLoyalty.com.
Xilinx Ships First Artix-7 FPGAs - Raising the Performance Bar for Portable and Small Form Factor Applications at the 'Edge'
A new FPGA performance standard with the lowest power and lowest cost
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced first shipments of its Artix(TM)-7 Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family. The new devices extend the reach of FPGA technology to applications requiring performance capabilities traditionally served by Virtex® FPGAs, but the form factor of small, low-cost programmable devices. Makers of portable medical, hand-held radio, and small cellular base stations - and a host of other professional grade applications that sit at the edge of their respective technology infrastructures - can now leverage high-end All Programmable FPGA capabilities to a growing number of products and expand their markets.
For portable applications where advanced functionality remains paramount, Artix-7 devices deliver best-in-class system performance, power efficiency, compactness and low cost. With the first Artix-7 A100T device shipments to customers, all of Xilinx's 7 series and Zynq(TM)-7000 families are now available in silicon, marking another major milestone in Xilinx's rollout of its 28nm generation of devices.
"Xilinx introduced the Artix-7 family with edge applications in mind," said Dave Myron, Xilinx's director of FPGA platform marketing. "Artix-7 devices extend Xilinx's low-cost product portfolio established by the Spartan® families, which already play critical roles in applications ranging from 3D TVs, Automotive Infotainment, Industrial Control and Mobile Medical devices."
The Artix-7 family pushes performance limits at the lowest levels of power consumption because Xilinx chose TSMC's High-Performance, Low-Power (HPL) process for its 28nm generation portfolio. This means customers can achieve sub-watt total power consumption for battery powered applications like secure software defined military radios, where Artix-7 devices can offer 35 percent lower power consumption compared to competing solutions. Customers can combine the latest encryption IP and modem functions on a single chip for meeting size requirements while lowering BOM. Also, the rich integrated DSP capabilities in the largest member delivers 1,306 GMACs of signal processing performance for wideband waveforms, which is more than 3x the competition.
The Artix-7 family offers 65 percent lower static and 50 percent lower dynamic power consumption than previous generation devices while delivering up to sixteen 6.6 Gb/s transceivers, meaning builders of portable ultrasound equipment can achieve the highest image resolution for meeting JESD204B high speed serial interface standards. At the same time, they can extend battery life and meet safety standards while implementing a 128-channel beam former at 40 percent less power than alternative FPGAs.
For builders of microwave backhaul equipment supporting 4G rollouts around the world, Artix-7 devices enable developers to integrate modem and packet processing functions on a single device and have the highest performance per watt for delivering intelligent bandwidth. In a market where the 'Holy Grail' is a base station on a chip, Artix-7 devices give equipment manufacturers unprecedented levels of integration as well the programmability necessary to compete where market growth is out pacing standardization.
In Xilinx's two newest videos, Artix-7 devices demonstrate the robustness of the 6.6 Gb/s transceiver, the capabilities for DSP applications and the ultra low power characteristics of the family. These videos, a new white paper and other resources can be found on Xilinx's Artix-7 web page.
First Artix-7 A100T FPGAs are available today with production qualification scheduled for Q1 of CY2013. Designers can begin their Artix-7 family designs today using Xilinx design tools. For more information, please visit http://www.xilinx.com/products/artix7.
Xilinx is the world's leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. These industry-leading devices 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Rising Medical Solutions Deploys Advanced Technology Responding to Marketplace Demand
Single Sign-On API Provides Fast Track for Payers
CHICAGO, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Medical Solutions (Rising) put its great in-house IT minds to work to answer the insurance industry's demand for greater efficiency. From creating real-time updates between an insurance payer's claims system and Rising's medical bill review system to building bill approval/denial functionality directly into a payer's claims system, Rising delivers technology integrations that aren't simply off-the-shelf.
Rising's latest "efficiency gain" is a single sign-on API (Application Programming Interface) that integrates easily with any insurance payer's claims system for easy, rapid access to the medical bill assessment process.
In one click, payers can tap into RisingVISION(TM) - an adjuster bill approval portal - from their own claims system. As opposed to the typical bill assessment process, which is cumbersome, time-consuming and awkward requiring multiple log-ins.
Rising's technological innovation allows the user experience to go unbroken, benefiting the payer in many ways:
-- Saves Time: Customer's claims system feeds login credentials to the
Rising VISION(TM) site automatically. There is no need to log-in twice.
-- Smart Context: Users can click on a bill in their own system and be
brought right to where they need to go in Rising VISION(TM).
-- Lowers Administrative Burden: Eliminates the possibility of losing or
forgetting a user id/password combination.
-- Ease of Integration: There's no need to start from scratch. Clients can
retain their own technology investment and just merely integrate with
Rising's CJ Savas, Web Development Manager, speaks to Rising VISION's(TM) ease of integration: "We're integrating with our partners and clients in a way they want us to. We're bridging the gap by allowing clients to keep their own technology, while integrating seamlessly with us in a way that keeps them functioning at their optimal efficiency."
Midwest Insurance Company (Midwest) has experienced the benefits of the single sign-on API firsthand. "This system enhancement has significantly improved our efficiency flow, where we have realized a reduction in the bill lifecycle from days to hours, translating to accelerated payment processing to our medical providers," says Scott Vogl, Midwest's Chief Claims Officer. "With an accessible dashboard link to Rising's user-friendly VISION, we have viewing capability of the billing lifecycle for complete transparency. In the eyes of adaptability, Rising is many things above extraordinary."
About Rising Medical Solutions
Rising Medical Solutions is a national medical-financial solutions firm that provides medical bill review, hospital bill review and medical cost containment services to the workers' compensation, auto, liability and group health markets. Inc. magazine ranks the Chicago-based company as one of the fastest growing private enterprises in America.
About Midwest Insurance Company
Midwest Insurance Company (Midwest) is an Illinois domiciled insurance company that provides workers' compensation insurance for businesses and other institutions. The company Midwest operates in multiple states and has the lowest loss ratio, for the top 50 workers' compensation carriers in Illinois for the past 3 years.
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Heart IT Announces that SIAT has elected to acquire WebPAX® to Manage Medical Images in Multi-Hospital Setting.
WebPAX® Helps SIAT to Create a Medical Image Network in Order to Receive and Share Images Across Multiple Hospitals
DURHAM, N.C., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart IT, the global leader that pioneered the first FDA approved zero footprint medical imaging workstation announced today that the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), a branch of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), has elected to acquire WebPAX® in order to receive and share medical images across multiple hospitals.
SIAT is engaged in comprehensive and multi-disciplinary medical research. They required an effective system to allow them to readily receive and manage medical images from a number of hospitals (across a large geographical area) participating in medical research activities. SIAT also needed a way to make those images available to multiple scientists in different locations without having to purchase several, costly licenses for specialized viewing stations.
WebPAX® provided the perfect solution and helped SIAT create a Medical Image Network. WebPAX® offers the capability to easily upload medical images via the web from any location in the globe. Once the images have been acquired and stored in the database, SIAT scientists can view them from any computer with a browser without any specialized client software. The unlimited license (standard with all WebPAX®( )systems) meant significant savings for SIAT since they could use their existing computer infrastructure without additional license purchases. WebPAX® delivered the necessary technology to provide SIAT with a Medical Image Network easily and affordably.
About Heart IT
Founded in 2000 and headquartered near North Carolina's Research Triangle Park, Heart IT is a global leader in the medical image web enablement field. Their flagship product, WebPAX® is the first FDA approved zero footprint medical image workstation. It provides web-based medical image management technology and services to health care systems, large hospitals and private clinics as well as drug and device companies sponsoring multi-center clinical trials. Worldwide, WebPAX® systems currently provide secure web browser access to over one billion medical images. For more information visit our website at http://www.heartit.com.
As a branch of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) in Southern China, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) was jointly established by Chinese Academy of Science, Shenzhen municipal government and Chinese University of Hong Kong in Feb, 2006. SIAT is an innovative national research institute committed to medical research, internationalization and industrialization. SIAT engages in comprehensive and multi-disciplinary researches in several divisions: "Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology" (SIIT); "Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering" (IBHE); "Institute of Advanced Computing and Digital Engineering" (IACDE); "Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology(IBB)."
Bionexo Announces Partnership with Insight Venture Partners
U.S private equity firm invests in Bionexo
SAO PAULO, July 17 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionexo, the biggest electronic business community for the health care industry in Latin America and Europe, integrating hundreds of hospitals and the whole production chain through its web platform, has announced a growth capital investment from Insight Venture Partners.
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity firm based in New York that invests exclusively in the software, e-commerce, Internet and data-services industries. The partnership with Insight aims to accelerate Bionexo´s domestic and foreign expansion plans, which are founded on robust organic growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"As a leader in our industry, Bionexo has a responsibility to continue innovating and to keep building a culture of transparency in the Ibero-American health sector. To capitalize on our new opportunities, we knew that it would be important to seek a partner who brings not only financial support but also expertise in the global technology/internet and e-commerce segments. We are truly excited about this partnership with Insight because they have proved to be highly knowledgeable about the opportunities in this sector, and share our vision for the future, said Mauricio De Lazzari Barbosa, Bionexo's CEO.
"Insight has a long-standing tradition of investing in companies that are "doing well by doing good" and Bionexo is just such a company," said Larry Handen, Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners. "We are impressed by their commitment to innovation, transparency and efficiency. The company's solutions drive down third party costs by 10% to 35% through connecting hospitals to more than 13,500 suppliers across five countries. We look forward to supporting Bionexo's goal of making healthcare more affordable and efficient for suppliers, hospitals and patients.
Larry Handen will be joining the Bionexo´s Board of Directors to support the company´s strategic initiatives. During the transaction, Insight was legally represented by Mattos Filho Avogados and by Goodwin Proctor LLP.
Bionexo is a community made up of thousands of agents in the healthcare sector. Through its innovative web platforms, Bionexo integrates hundreds of hospitals with thousands of health care suppliers across the entire production chain, with a focus on developing sustainable businesses relationships, best results and encouraging transparency.
In its 12 years of existence, Bionexo has become an industry leader in the healthcare sector in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Spain. http://www.bionexo.com.br
About Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading private equity and venture capital firm focused on the global software, e-commerce, Internet and data-services industries. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $5 billion and made more than 150 investments. Insight's investment team evaluates thousands of companies globally, while Insight Onsite, a team of operations and growth experts works with expansion-stage companies providing advice and resources to build long-term success. http://www.insightpartners.com
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LivePerson Launches Powerful Text Analytics Solution, LP Insights, to Deliver Actionable Intelligence
Petco discovers critical customer experience trends with LP Insights in pilot program
NEW YORK, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSN), a provider of real-time engagement solutions that increase conversions and improve the customer experience, today announced the launch of LP Insights -- a powerful text analytics solution that transforms "voice of customer" data and content into actionable insights.
LP Insights monitors, measures, and makes sense of customers' words, behavior, reasons for contact, buying patterns, and sentiments, delivering turn-key intelligence to any desktop. LP Insights can analyze chat transcript data as well as data from other channels -- e.g. survey results, web analytics, emails, call transcripts, social media -- to deliver actionable insights that empower a wide range of management initiatives across an enterprise.
Several leading brands are already seeing the value gained from implementing LP Insights in a pilot program. Petco Animal Supplies, a leading pet specialty retailer, deployed LP Insights to aggregate and analyze data from multiple customer touch points and gain a comprehensive understanding of customer sentiment across the online and in-store experience.
"At Petco, we're deeply committed to delivering the best service to our customers both online and in-store. By using LP Insights, we were able to 'connect the dots' between multiple sources of customer data and discover key areas for improvement," said Erin Smith, Petco's Director of Customer Care. "The LP Insights tool has revealed critical trends that we didn't even expect to find, helping us ensure we're providing products and services of the highest quality for our customers. Whether it's in one channel or another, your customers are speaking, and it's our job to hear what they're saying. LP Insights helps us to do that."
The LP Insights solution and dashboards are built to enable prompt identification of key trends and opportunities for improvement, including:
-- Business insights. Organizations can enhance products, processes and
policies based on a deep understanding of customer perspectives and
-- Chat program insights. Organizations can dive deeper into existing chat
programs to find new opportunities for increased conversions, program
optimization and cost reductions.
-- Agent insights. Organizations can add a true "voice of the agent"
perspective to the "voice of the customer" analysis, and fully
understand what phrases and content make customer interactions most
-- Social media insights. LP Insights can be used to create a social media
"listening" platform that enables a deeper understanding of how
customers perceive an organization's brand and how social media is
influencing their success.
"One of the main challenges companies face today is the ability to gain a 360-degree view of customer sentiment," said Rob LoCascio, CEO and Founder, LivePerson. "Early adopters of LP Insights, which include several leading brands, are discovering valuable opportunities to make immediate improvements in their product, service, and conversion strategies. LP Insights enables our customers to use the power of intelligence to make more meaningful connections with their customers."
To view Petco's video success story, click here. For more information on LP Insights, please click here.
LivePerson, Inc. (Nasdaq: LPSN) offers a cloud-based platform that enables businesses to proactively connect in real-time with their customers via chat, voice, and content delivery at the right time, through the right channel, including websites, social media, and mobile devices. This "intelligent engagement" is driven by real-time behavioral analytics, producing connections based on a true understanding of business objectives and customer needs. More than 8,500 companies rely on LivePerson's platform to increase conversions and improve customer experience, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon, Sky, Walt Disney, PNC, QVC and Orbitz.
LivePerson received the CODiE award for Best Content Management Solution in 2012 and for Best Ecommerce Solution in 2011, and has been named a Company of the Year by Frost and Sullivan in 2011. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Atlanta, London and Melbourne, Australia.
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OAI: Insurance Scoring Bill Highlights Controversial Practice
LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week's introduction of a bill to end credit-based insurance scoring highlights a pricing tactic that many insurers use but that consumers may be totally unaware of, according to OnlineAutoInsurance.com.
Most consumers know that the amount of accidents they've cause in their recent driving history can affect their prices when they get quoted for car insurance. What they might not know is that being close to their debt limit, having a bankruptcy on record or seeking new credit can also affect how much they're quoted.
That's because insurers in 47 states and the District of Columbia are allowed to price policies in part on the financial history of prospective policyholders. The practice is called insurance scoring, and at least three Democratic House members want it outlawed nationally. Last week, they submitted a bill to do just that.
Insurers have been engaging in the practice for more than a decade, and it has always had its supporters and opponents.
Those who support it point out that multiple studies have shown drivers with worse financial histories tend to file more and larger claims than those with better financial histories. By charging those with worse financial histories more and those with better histories less, they say, coverage is more accurately priced. By having more accurately priced coverage, low-risk drivers do not have to subsidize higher-risk drivers.
Those who oppose it say that the practice hurts lower-income drivers who have trouble covering car-related expenses in the first place. By charging them more for coverage, they say, insurers are only setting them up to make their financial hole even deeper.
If state-level pushes for bans on insurance scoring are any indication, the recently submitted bill has a long, perilous road ahead of it. Numerous bills have been submitted to state legislatures across the country to get credit out of the car coverage pricing process, but only Massachusetts has seen any success in recent history, and that bill only solidified an existing regulatory ban on the practice. The bills usually never make it out of the committees in which they're introduced.
OnlineAutoInsurance.com will continually be giving updates on the federal bill's progress.
To learn more about this and other coverage-related issues, head to http://www.onlineautoinsurance.com/ for informative resource pages and an easy-to-use quote-comparison generator.
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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RegScan, Inc., a Williamsport, Pa.-based compliance management company, proudly announces the release of its new State Registers databases!
RegScan's state registers contain up-to-date notices about new regulations and pending and final changes to existing ones. Like its Federal Register database, RegScan's state register databases will be updated as often as new information is published. Final and proposed rules are available for all 50 states and Washington D.C.
"Since 1987, RegScan has been providing its customers with the most current federal, state and international regulatory information available," said Ned Ertel, President and C.E.O. of RegScan. "State registers are a natural expansion of our Federal Register coverage. They provide our users with valuable news and information that can help them anticipate and plan for change."
Unlike other subscription-based registry sources, the RegScan databases are fully searchable online archives that contain the complete full-text of all final and proposed state rules (where available), not just summaries.
RegScan State Registers are fully integrated with the LookOut® Email Alert System. Use the pre-defined topical queries, or create your own custom term-based queries.
For individual subscribers, State Registers are an extremely cost-effective way stay up-to-date with regulatory changes in your state. Individual annual subscriptions can be purchased for as little as $89 per user per state. Economical corporate subscriptions are also available.
State registry data is compatible with all the advanced searching techniques that RegScan users have grown to expect. Advanced filters allow users to always retrieve relevant results. Users can search by topic, jurisdiction and agency, by citation, or by using specific keywords and phrases. Search tips are built right into the system, so even novice users can quickly become experts.
Founded in 1987, RegScan, Inc. provides regulatory compliance services to companies worldwide. RegScan has unique online tools for easy access to - and interpretations of - regulatory data. RegScan GCS 2.0 provides the regulatory information, while the Socrates compliance management system has the tools to manage the process.
Victron Energy B.V. Introduces the Skylla-i 24V Battery Chargers
ALMERE, The Netherlands, July 17, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Victron Energy has added two innovative battery chargers to its product range: the
Skylla-i 24/80 and 24/100. These two new battery chargers are Victron's answer to the
growing demand for modern, powerful battery chargers. The Skylla-i 24V battery chargers
are lighter and smaller than comparable models, allow remote control, enable to set a
maximum amount of shore side current and are NMEA 2000-certified.
Lighter and smaller
The new Skylla-i 24V battery chargers are significantly lighter and smaller than their
predecessors. Thanks to their 7 kilogramme weight, the new Skylla-i 24V models are 30%
lighter. Besides they are 35% smaller in volume.
Digital control panel
Thanks to the Skylla-i Control GX control panel, the Skylla-i 24V charge process is
easy to monitor and to control. The panel indicates the state of charge by means of energy
efficient LEDs. Besides, the panel allows setting the shore side current. Thanks to its
plug-and-play system, the Skylla-i Control GX is easy to install.
After having equipped the Victron Multi and Quattro Inverters/Battery Chargers with
PowerControl, the Skylla-i 24V has now also made the change. Due to its high power, the
Skylla-i 24V requires a large amount of current from the shore side supply. In order to
prevent the shore side supply's fuse from blowing, the user is able to set a maximum
amount of shore side current by means of PowerControl.
NMEA 2000 canbus
Thanks to the integrated NMEA 2000 canbus the Skylla-i 24V battery chargers can be
connected to an NMEA 2000 network. Besides, the battery chargers can be connected to self
designed SCADA systems by means of the NMEA 2000 canbus. This new development is
completely in line with Victron's open network philosophy: a perfectly operative network
in which all components seamlessly interact; regardless of the manufacturer. The Skylla-i
24V battery chargers will be NMEA 2000 certified shortly.
Victron Energy Profile
Power specialist Victron is constantly devising new solutions for power supplies in
extraordinary locations. The company is a leading supplier of self-sufficient off-grid
systems for the maritime, industrial, automotive, off-grid and rehabilitation markets. Its
product range includes sinusoidal inverters, sinusoidal chargers/inverters, battery
chargers, DC/DC inverters, switch panels, the intelligent Battery Monitor and more.
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MTL Insurance Company Selects the Sapiens ALIS Policy Administration to Administer its Life Insurance and Annuity Business
ROCHELLE PARK, New Jersey, July 17, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS),
a global provider of innovative insurance software solutions, announced today that Oak
Brook, IL-based MTL Insurance Company, a member of Mutual Trust Financial Group, has
selected the Sapiens ALIS policy administration
[http://www.sapiens.com/life-insurance-software.htm ] system to administer its life and
annuity business. Using ALIS, in a phased-approach project, will enable MTL to update its
policy administration platform to more efficiently introduce new products, take advantage
of the latest technology and provide better service to its policy holders.
MTL Insurance Company develops, underwrites, and services individual life insurance
and annuities. The company, which specializes in the design and development of whole life
insurance, also offers universal and term life insurance, as well as annuities to
individuals, families and businesses.
Commenting on the ALIS selection, Mutual Trust's President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Batza explained, "Following an extensive evaluation, we determined that ALIS was
best suited to meet our long-term strategic objectives. We were impressed with ALIS's rich
functionality as well as the technical architecture which will allow us to develop more
efficient processes and substantially improve our speed to market. The Sapiens
organization and its consulting staff took the time to understand our needs, and their
customer-focused approach was an important part of our selection process."
Ron Karam, President, Sapiens North America Insurance Division, concludes, "We are
extremely pleased with the opportunity to partner with MTL on updating their policy
administration infrastructure. We have already mobilized our team to implement ALIS and to
convert MTL's existing business from their legacy system. MTL represents our sixth
U.S.-based ALIS customer and 25th ALIS customer world-wide, further establishing Sapiens
as a market leader."
Roni Al-Dor, Sapiens's President and CEO, added, "We are proud to be selected by MTL
and welcome the company to our family of customers. Our presence in the insurance market
continues to grow as we partner with more customers to help them achieve their market and
About MTL Insurance Company
MTL Insurance Company, a member of Mutual Trust Financial Group and the flagship of
the group, was founded in 1904 with the belief that life insurance should be the
cornerstone of every family's financial plan. Today, the company continues to embrace this
goal by developing, underwriting and servicing individual life insurance and annuities.
The company is recognized in the industry as "The Whole Life Company"(R) because of its
leadership in designing and developing participating whole life products that offer very
early cash values and guaranteed premiums and death benefits. A mutual company, MTL has an
impressive record of paying dividends for more than 100 consecutive years.
About Sapiens International
Sapiens International Corporation (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS) is a global provider of
innovative software solutions for the insurance industry. We offer end-to-end solutions
for the Life & Pension, Property & Casualty, and Reinsurance markets. We serve over 100
financial services customers, backed by a team of over 700 insurance experts, operating
through fully-owned subsidiaries in North America, the United Kingdom, EMEA and Asia
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this
release are forward-looking statements that are dependent on certain risks and
uncertainties, including such factors, among others, as market acceptance, market demand,
pricing, changing regulatory environment, changing economic conditions, risks in new
product and service development, the effect of the Company's accounting policies, specific
system configurations and software needs of individual customers and other risk factors
detailed in the Company's SEC filings.
Osnat Segev-Harel, CMO
D-Link Ships its First 802.11ac Router to Lead Next Generation of Wi-Fi
New Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) Leverages 802.11ac Wireless Standard to Deliver Up to 1750Mbps Dual Band Wireless Performance for Today's Connected Home
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delivering gigabit wireless speeds, higher capacity and broader coverage for home networks, D-Link today announced its first 802.11ac router - the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) - is now available. The Cloud Router 5700 offers superior dual-band wireless performance of up to 1750Mbps for today's high-bandwidth gaming and HD streaming applications, and features D-Link's industry-leading Cloud App, allowing consumers to monitor and control the home network remotely. The Cloud Router 5700 provides users with easy access to manage and stream local content from a connected USB drive to mobile devices via D-Link's SharePort(TM) mobile app.
Equipped with Broadcom's 5G WiFi (802.11ac) chip, the Cloud Router 5700 delivers the world's fastest wireless speeds at up to 1750 Mbps (1300 ac + 450 n) - three times faster than the fastest Wireless N technology. Easy to set-up and delivering faster speeds and greater coverage, the Cloud Router 5700 is ideal for wireless HD video streaming and multi-person online gaming. Using the 5GHz band, the Cloud Router 5700 allows for less interference and a cleaner connection. In addition, the Cloud Router 5700 provides future proof with support of the IPv6 standard and is backwards compatible with previous generation 802.11n wireless standards, ensuring that current products and networks do not become obsolete.
"D-Link's support of 802.11ac technology underscores an ongoing commitment to provide the industry's latest and most comprehensive home network," said Ken Loyd, director, consumer products, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Powered by 802.11ac technology, the Cloud Router 5700 not only tackles all the wireless needs of today's connected home with unparalleled wireless signal and strength, but also caters directly to today's mobile lifestyle with D-Link's mydlink Cloud Services that enable consumers to monitor internet activity and access content saved onto a USB thumb drive via the SharePort app."
More about the Cloud Router 5700
The Cloud Router 5700 delivers a range of performance and security features, including:
-- Up to 1750Mbps Wi-Fi with 802.11ac: 1300Mbps 802.11ac + 450Mbps Wireless
-- 4 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
-- App-enabled remote monitoring and control: mydlink Lite App
-- Easy media sharing: Wirelessly access videos, music and photos on your
iPad, iPhone or Android device from any connected USB drive with
SharePort Mobile app
-- Extended wireless coverage: Powered amplified wireless signal
-- Total Security: Complete set of security features including an SPI
firewall and WPA2 to protect your network against intruders
-- IPv6 Ready for future internet service performance, security and overall
"The improved speed and range enabled by our 5G WiFi technology make it the preferred solution for the new generation of wireless routers," said Dino Bekis, Broadcom Senior Director, Access and Wireless Entertainment Business. "D-Link routers based on 5G WiFi will deliver reliable video streaming, faster file transfers, and an overall more satisfying wireless experience."
Availability and Pricing
The Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is now available with a retail price of $189.99 at Amazon.com and Newegg.com. More information about the Cloud Router 5700 (DIR-865L) is available online at http://www.dlink.com/dir865l.
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit http://www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/dlink).
Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11n specifications. Actual data throughput will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, buildings materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate. Environmental factors will adversely affect wireless signal range.