BornGlorious.com Embraces Worldwide Celebrity Culture with Extensive Daily Listings of Famous Birthdays and Death Anniversaries
Comprehensive listings are easily sortable and expandable with built-in links to more in-depth information
PUNE, India, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New website BornGlorious.com follows the principle that "every day is a new day": a new day of celebrity birthdays, that is. BornGlorious.com features a daily list of noteworthy birthdays from the world of movies, television, music, literature, sports, politics and more. Each day's list consists of several hundred names, which by default are sorted by popularity. BornGlorious.com also offers a companion listing of daily death anniversaries. For those who enjoy keeping tabs on famous birthdays and death anniversaries, the site provides a convenient, one-stop portal for a wealth of data.
"With BornGlorious.com, we have created the best resource on the Internet for celebrity birthdays and death anniversaries. Since we use Freebase data, the website contains tens of thousands of names, easily more than comparable sites," noted Sameer Burle, creator of BornGlorious.com. "Just as important as the abundant information is our emphasis on usability and presentation. Users can sort daily lists by a number of parameters, including age, profession, nationality and birthplace. These options allow users to create highly focused lists when necessary. Celebrity birthdays are a common feature of local and regional news publications; BornGlorious.com can help generate relevant, area-specific lists for such features."
First-time visitors to BornGlorious.com will see the first page of a lengthy list of birthdays for well-known individuals in their home nation. A tab along the top of the page switches the view from birthdays to death anniversaries. Likewise, users can quickly change the nationality to any one of dozens of nations or select "worldwide" to display famous birthdays or death anniversaries from around the world (http://www.bornglorious.com/birthday/?ct=world&pd=today).
Each individual listing on the BornGlorious.com homepage includes a full name, birth date, birthplace, profession and, when available, a preview picture. Clicking on a name takes the user to a biographical snippet and a link to the relevant Wikipedia page. Daily listings can also be expanded to include birthdays from the entire week or month. An interactive pictorial calendar allows for quick access to any day of the year (http://www.bornglorious.com/birthday/calendar/?ct=/m/09c7w0).
Burle continues: "The effortless functionality of the site's birthday listings is mirrored in its listing of death anniversaries. The archive of birthdays and death anniversaries both stretch back into the past centuries, so users interested in either recent or historical personalities will both find satisfaction with BornGlorious.com."
More than a mere curiosity, journalists and celebrity bloggers can also take advantage of this handy and valuable service provided by BornGlorious.com in their daily routine work. With its intuitive search refinement features, users can customize listings to represent a particular profession or geographic area. BornGlorious.com is free to use and doesn't require registration, so users can be comfortable knowing they're anonymous and will not receive unwanted mails from the site.
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Free Daily Piano Tips from Seasoned Pianist Now Available in Video Form on PlayPiano.com
50-part online series describes piano chord basics for players of all levels
MEDFORD, Ore., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayPiano.com is announcing a free 50-part online series of videos on piano chords. It starts with an overview of chords titled "Flying Over Chordland Before We Land," which makes learning chords logical.
Some of the topics included are: Major chords, minor chords, diminished chords, augmented chords, 7th chords, 9th chords, 11th chords, 13th chords, suspensions, the Circle of Keys, the 12-bar blues, and 39 others.
The free online course is for everybody from seasoned piano players to people who don't know Middle C from Tweedle Dee but want to learn all about and how to use piano chords.
Subscribers will receive an e-mail every few days that will direct them to a full-color full-sound web page that will demonstrate how easy and fun chords can be. Some lessons will use audio and some will use video, but all lessons include full-color photos of chords as they are played on the piano keyboard.
PlayPiano.com was accidentally started in 1965 by a hungry young piano player who started putting his piano lessons on paper for friends and acquaintances. Those papers turned into booklets and then books. When cassettes came along he recorded his books on to them, and when video made its appearance, he started demonstrating various piano techniques on video.
He now offers over 500 different piano courses on video and CD and DVD, as well as providing the free 50-week e-mail newsletter to a growing list of some 40,000 subscribers. His YouTube Channel, http://www.YouTube.com/ChordsGalore has over 9000 subscribers and nearly 3 million views.
Visual Fashion Finder, Mobile Image Search for Brands and Retailers Now Commercially Available from Cortexica
Shoppers simply "Snap & Search" to find favorite fashions
LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cortexica Vision Systems, the leading provider of cloud-based image recognition systems and visual search technology, today announced the commercial availability of "Visual Fashion Finder," a mobile visual search solution for the fashion industry.
Visual Fashion Finder leverages Cortexica's patent-pending Find Similar(TM) technology, and can be integrated into the mobile applications of any brand or retailer. Visual Fashion Finder allows consumers to take a picture of an item of clothing or fashion accessory with a mobile device, and automatically finds similar items from a database of inventory.
Instead of searching by text or drop down menus, Visual Fashion Finder empowers shoppers to search for clothes and accessories by uploading a photograph of what inspires them to their favorite brands' and retailers' Cortexica Find Similar(TM)-enabled mobile apps. Within seconds of submitting their photos, users receive a comprehensive list of products that are similar to their submission in colour, pattern and texture.
Find Similar(TM) technology is part of Cortexica's award-winning, bio-inspired visual recognition platform. It mimics processes found in the visual cortex within the human brain to recognize content from digitally captured images and videos.
Cortexica's CEO Iain McCready, explained the challenges Cortexica overcame to be able to visually recognize fashion and recommend similar inventory. "When a user submits a photo using Visual Fashion Finder, we have to overcome a variety of technical challenges in a seamless way to make this an easy to use end-user experience. These include poor lighting conditions and visual 'clutter,' reflections, background scenery, and other people or objects in the photo. No other system can provide this 'natural' recognition. Cortexica's Find Similar(TM) technology is designed to focus in on what users are looking for and 'see' images in the same way that the human eye sees them. Much like human visualization, our technology adapts superbly to challenging conditions, enabling the recognition of the image and, thus, returns an accurate match."
Cortexica's Visual Fashion Finder and Find Similar technology rely on NVIDIA GPUs to identify and match images. The technology was first demonstrated at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) on March 19, 2013, during the keynote address by NVIDIA co-founder and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, who commented, "This is really fantastic technology that takes visual search to the next level". He went on to add, "This will take shopping for fashion to a whole new level."
Visual Fashion Finder, Find Similar(TM), and Exact Match technologies are now commercially available as a hosted service for integration into fashion retailers' and brands' mobile and online applications. For more information, please Email.
Cortexica Visual Systems Ltd. is the leading provider of cloud-based image recognition systems and visual search technology. Our vision search platform is used by global retailers, brands, and mobile application developers to power real-time "Exact Match Image Search" and "Find Similar Image Search" within large databases of product images. Cortexica was founded in 2009, after six years of research in the Bioengineering labs of Imperial College London, where researchers effectively modeled how human neurons react to visual stimulus, accurately mimicking the Primary Visual Cortex. The Cortexica research team built a computerized cortical key-point based image recognition technology upon which modules for different applications of image recognition can be built for a product or service - eg: looking for a logo in a stream of video or matching an image against a database of images. For more information visit http://www.cortexica.com
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Richard Fleischman & Associates Announces RFA Hosted Cloud Technology for the Financial Services Industry
NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA), the trusted technology advisor for the financial services industry, today announced the merging of its existing IaaS and SaaS offerings into the RFA Hosted Cloud, a suite of remotely-hosted technology solutions specifically designed to meet the needs of financial services clients. RFA Hosted Cloud is a powerful hybrid of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology that combines several of RFA's most popular hosted services into an integrated product offering.
RFA Hosted Cloud provides a variety of file hosting, email and business software offerings with built-in backup and disaster recovery that are available scaled to the need of each client. As a Hosted Cloud client's technology needs evolve, that firm will have access to on-demand systems that are always up-to-date and compliant with the latest regulatory requirements. Built-in backup and disaster recovery means that firms have the power of proven technology ensuring their data is safe and available when a crisis strikes.
Behind RFA Hosted Cloud is over a decade of experience in fully-managed infrastructure. RFA Hosted Cloud gives users the flexibility to adopt the entire package or simply select the elements that they require. The solution is the only cloud-based, IaaS/SaaS offering for the financial services industry that leverages a privately-owned and -operated data center.
"RFA has invested more than just financial capital in the development of Hosted Cloud. We have invested the time and expertise of our technology team in creating a cloud infrastructure solution specifically for the hedge funds, banking institutions and other financial firms that make up our client base," said Richard Fleischman, President and CEO of RFA. "We are confident that RFA Hosted Cloud will provide users at organizations of all sizes with an enterprise level of reliability, security and compliance, allowing business leaders to focus on their core missions."
Richard Fleischman & Associates (RFA) has been the trusted technology advisor for the financial services industry for over twenty years. Offering a full range of technology solutions supported by industry-leading service, RFA meets the needs of the most sophisticated hedge fund managers, bankers and other finance professionals. Whether clients require on-site or cloud-based solutions, telephony or data systems, fully-managed IT or targeted project consulting, RFA has the expertise to meet the industry-specific needs of our clients. RFA is headquartered in New York City with a private, state-of-the-art data center in Purchase, NY. For more information, please visit http://www.rfa.com.
EmptyLegMarket.com Launches Mobile Website As More Charter Customers Are Turning to Mobile Devices to Find Empty Leg Flights on Private Jets
LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With 25% of visitors to http://www.emptylegmarket.com coming from a mobile device, EmptyLegMarket -- an online marketplace for empty-leg flights -- officially launched today a mobile version of its website. Empty-legs are the repositioning segments on a private jet where there is no paying customer onboard, and therefore chartering an empty-leg flight comes at a significant savings: up to 50% off normal charter prices.
"Mobile is a quickly emerging as a tool used to find deals for chartering private jets," says Elliott Schwartz, Director of Operations for EmptyLegMarket, which launched the mobile version of its website to address the needs of this growing segment.
The mobile website has the same empty-leg listings that can be found on the full version of its website; however, the mobile version has been optimized for viewing on various mobile devices such as the iPhone from Apple. The search tool has been simplified to easily find available empty-legs for a given date. The contact information to reserve the empty-leg with the jet operator is clearly displayed. Once a desired empty-leg has been found a user can connect directly through the mobile website with the jet operator to agree on a departure time, price and book eliminating the need to go through a middle-man.
EmptyLegMarket expects the percentage of visitors using mobile devices to continue to rise and will be focusing on this growing trend.
About EmptyLegMarket LLC
EmptyLegMarket's goal is to create a transparent marketplace by consolidating on-demand empty-leg flights onto one site and making available an easy to use tool that allows charter customers to identify the best options and values for private jet charter, which in turn allows jet operators to more fully utilize their jets. EmptyLegMarket does not handle the sale of the empty-leg flight but rather provides the customer with the necessary information to reserve directly with the operator. Unlike other services, this service is open to all and there are no booking fees. For more information about the service visit http://www.emptylegmarket.com or Email.
Cloud Enables Advances in Medical Imaging Innovation
Helping Hospitals Store, Access and Share Medical Imaging for More Connected Healthcare
DALLAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patient diagnosis and treatment can be delayed as doctors wait for access to large imaging files, search through multiple systems for patient images, or request prior medical images. Henry Ford Health System and Baptist Health System have turned to cloud-enabled innovations from AT&T* to help them overcome time and cost consuming inefficiencies.
These hospital systems are just two of more than 150 implementations of AT&T ForHealth(SM) and other healthcare IT solutions adopted by healthcare providers and payers within the United States since late 2010. In 2012, cloud and mobility based solutions enabled AT&T to generate $5.6 billion in revenue from healthcare industry businesses, up from $4 billion in 2009.
Healthcare systems provide physicians with the ability to access, view and share medical images and associated reports in the cloud, ultimately providing patients with more timely diagnosis and treatment.
Providing Access to Medical Records
Detroit-based Henry Ford Heart & Vascular Institute (HVI), part of the Henry Ford Health System, generates 25,000 cardiac images each year. These images are digitally captured and are similar to an X-ray, but X-rays are digital pictures; cardiac images are more intense, like a little movie. The hospital needed a solution to store these increasingly large files, but a substantial investment for additional onsite IT storage infrastructure would only partially address the issue.
HVI installed AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management, and as a result, HVI cardiologists at eight locations have real-time access to a single cloud-based, highly-secure repository of their patients' medical images. Storing the images off-site promotes business continuity and image security, so that the images and files are available when needed.
"Before incorporating this AT&T solution, our storage technology was aging and we had no centralized access to cardiology images for our cardiologists," said Kevin Yee, Administrator, Cardiology, Henry Ford Health System. "We've been using AT&T's cloud-based medical imaging service for more than a year. And now, our doctors can now easily view patients' images and files for specialized consults."
Mobilizing and Connecting Physicians
In Birmingham, Alabama, Baptist Health System is using AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management with an FDA-cleared mobile diagnostic viewer. With access to medical images in the AT&T cloud, referring physicians can easily review patients' images stored in a vendor-neutral format.
Doctors in this hospital system can also use their tablet or smartphone to access and diagnose patients the moment radiology images, such as MRI or CT scans, are available - all without outlaying any capital expense.
"We knew we needed to replace our onsite long-term archive to take full advantage of the benefits of the latest innovative technology," says Richard Shirey, Chief Information Officer, Baptist Health System. "Speed and accuracy are critical. That's why we're working with AT&T. Our physicians will be able to access a patient's images faster and with less overhead through the cloud-based repository."
AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management, winner of Frost & Sullivan's 2012 North American Visionary Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics, is helping healthcare practitioners confidently make the shift to more coordinated care with the patient medical imaging and information in the highly-secure AT&T cloud.
"If you can help a health system function more efficiently, if you can save a doctor five minutes, you can provide a patient a better healthcare experience," said Eleanor Chye, Assistant Vice President, AT&T ForHealth, AT&T Business Solutions. "At AT&T, we're empowering our healthcare customers with innovative tools in areas such as cloud and mobility to help them provide care more easily and efficiently."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Core Informatics and OpenEye Scientific Software Forge Partnership
BRANFORD, Conn. and SANTA FE, N.M., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Informatics, a leading provider of data management solutions to the life sciences, molecular diagnostics, and energy industries, and OpenEye Scientific Software, a leading developer of innovative molecular modeling and cheminformatics solutions for molecular discovery, announce a new partnership and the integration of OpenEye cheminformatics software into Core Informatics' web-based Laboratory Information Management System (Core LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (Core ELN).
The Core LIMS and Core ELN offer a wide array of features through a flexible component-based architecture that provides organizations with individually tailored data management solutions. Core Informatics' introduction of an OpenEye powered Chemical Registration Application enables user access to the robust chemistry handling processes available in OpenEye's cheminformatics suite within the Core LIMS. OpenEye's focus on quality chemistry, speed and data integrity enable extraordinary performance in capabilities such as compound registration, unique compound identification, search and retrieval of exact and similar molecules, enhanced structure visualization, and reaction handling. Examples of this focus include use of canonical isomeric SMILES to uniquely identify compounds, multiple language translation, and a curated set of useful calculated properties.
"Our partnership with OpenEye exemplifies Core Informatics' desire to provide our client base access to an expanding array of cheminformatics tools," said Anthony Uzzo, President of Core Informatics. "We are additionally enthusiastic to draw upon OpenEye's unparalleled expertise in 3D molecular shape and electrostatics as future extensions to the Core LIMS."
Anthony Nicholls, CEO and Founder of OpenEye, remarked, "We are thrilled that users of the Core platform will have access to all the great cheminformatics developed at OpenEye. It has always been our 'core' mission to supply the chemistry community with the very best and most innovative software possible, and this partnership with Core is a big step towards that goal."
About Core Informatics
Core Informatics is a software company focused on delivering state of the art, highly configurable Data Management Software to customers in a variety of industries. Their fully integrated product suite (Core LIMS, Core ELN and Core SDMS) provides customers with the opportunity to manage all of their laboratory data in a single 100%-web-based platform. The company's strengths lie in their deep domain knowledge and the unmatched configurability offered by the Core Platform. Core Informatics' client list encompasses major companies and emerging leaders in each of the industries which the company serves.
Founded in 2006, Core Informatics supports a worldwide customer base from its offices in Branford, CT and Cambridge, MA. For further information about Core Informatics, please visit http://www.CoreInformatics.com.
OpenEye Scientific Software Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Santa Fe, NM, with offices in Boston, Cologne, Strasbourg, and Tokyo. It was founded in 1997 to develop large-scale molecular modeling applications and toolkits. Primarily aimed towards drug discovery and design, areas of application include:
-- structure generation
-- shape comparison
-- fragment replacement
The software is designed for scientific rigor, as well as speed, scalability and platform independence. OpenEye makes most of its technology available as toolkits - programming libraries suitable for custom development. OpenEye software typically is distributable across multiple processors and runs on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.
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PlantCellCulture.com Launched by DianaPlantSciences to Educate Industry and Consumers About Benefits of Plant Cell Culture Technology
PORTLAND, Ore., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DianaPlantSciences has developed and introduced PlantCellCulture.com to serve as an information-based web site educating individuals about plant cell culture technology and its advantages for producing plant-derived ingredients. Plant cell culture technology is the growth and reproduction of plants, plant tissues, and/or plant cells in a controlled environment. This technology allows for the sustainable production of plant cells with desired components important for human use.
"DianaPlantSciences is the leader in developing active whole plant cell nutritional ingredients through plant cell culture technology," said Marc Philouze, President of DianaPlantSciences. "We want PlantCellCulture.com to serve as the reference site for individuals wanting to understand the background and benefits of plant cell culture technology."
The web site offers basic information about plant cell culture technology, the benefits associated with plant cell culture, a list of scientific references discussing its development, the manufacturing process and the global need as well as a section of frequently asked questions.
"With arable land becoming limited as well as rare and endangered plant species being threatened, plant cell culture technology allows for the growth of vital plant cells in a controlled environment significantly reducing water and energy needs. The technology is sustainable and produces useful ingredients for a broad range of applications," said Philouze.
The process of producing products from plant cell culture technology utilizes non-GMO methods where the whole plant cell remains intact throughout the entire process and cells are carefully selected to exhibit the best concentration and distribution of targeted actives naturally inherent to the plant. DianaPlantSciences is now commercializing the first ingredient - Cocovanol(TM) Cocoa Powder - based on the technology.
DianaPlantSciences is seeking collaborative partnerships to produce ingredients from plant cell culture technology. For more information, contact DianaPlantSciences at (503) 505-6977.
DianaPlantSciences is a company of the DIANA Group, a global company focused on organoleptic performance of natural ingredients for the food, pet food, nutraceutical, aquaculture and cosmetic industries. DIANA Group has revenues of over $500 million, employs over 1,500 people and is established in 22 countries.
Based in Portland, DianaPlantSciences spearheads the activities of DIANA Group in biosciences with a unique expertise in the sustainable production of natural ingredients from plant cell culture technology. For more information, visit DianaPlantSciences at http://www.dianaplantsciences.com.
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New Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite Moves Research Networks to the Cloud
Proven software solution facilitates technology transfer, collaboration and scientific informatics in externalized life science partner networks
BOSTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-IT World -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced the launch of the Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite, a software solution designed specifically to address the needs of life sciences organizations engaged in externalized network research. The suite is the only offering currently available that addresses the full range of externalization needs from technology transfer through networked collaboration to scientific informatics across all research data including experiments, chemical structures, assays and other test results. The result is a more holistic externalization strategy for partnering pharmaceutical, contract research, biotechnology and academic organizations as well as increased flexibility, reduced complexity and improved operational excellence in collaborative network research.
"Today most life sciences companies are grappling with informatics challenges surrounding externalization," said Accelrys president and chief executive officer Max Carnecchia. "Recognizing that consistent, repeatable scientific innovation is increasingly driven by global networks of contract research providers today, Accelrys has made externalized research a strategic part of product direction and a clear focus of investment to meet our customers' ongoing research informatics needs."
"With the pharmaceutical industry rapidly moving to multi-partner research collaborations to innovate faster and lower research and development costs, the operational processes typically in place today - a patchwork of email exchanges, E-rooms, SharePoint portals and VPNs - simply do not work well," said Dr. Matt Hahn, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Accelrys. "The Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite meets the challenges of this new working environment by enabling intelligent, real-time routing of work and seamless, compliant data transfer in the cloud across externalized research networks."
The Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite enables secure, real-time, cloud-based access to results within research networks by both sponsor and partner organizations, enabling them to advance their parts of shared projects with maximum efficiency and speed. The Suite consists of:
-- Accelrys HEOS(®) ? A SaaS-based information management and
collaboration workspace enabling secure, real-time transfer of
structured project data among multiple partners; enforcement of sponsor
business rules on results posted by network partners; and IP storage in
a secure, project-specific information warehouse.
-- Contur ELN ? A flexible, multi-disciplinary, low-cost-of-ownership
electronic lab notebook that improves information sharing and reuse,
data protection, process documentation and overall productivity. The
Contur ELN can be deployed through a Cloud-based subscription to support
technology transfer of experimental methods and requests from sponsors
to CROs/network partners and CRO compliance with sponsor requirements
for secure, auditable documentation of experiments.
-- Accelrys Enterprise Platform ? A scientifically aware information
integration and analytics platform facilitating the exchange and
management of information created in-house and within externalized
partner networks and transforming the data where necessary. The platform
also supports the extensibility of cloud systems to implement standard
business rules and data analysis methods ensuring results data is
compliant with the informatics standards of sponsoring organizations.
Accelrys is uniquely qualified in the research informatics market given its proven track record of more than nine years delivering successful cloud offerings including hosted content in DiscoveryGate with tens of thousands of users and millions of data points, and Accelrys HEOS with more than 70 organizations collaborating in large research networks. Accelrys also offers depth of experience in scientific research; a breadth of scientific solutions delivering demonstrated technology transfer, externalization/collaboration and scientific informatics capabilities; a long-term vision of the solutions needed to address externalization challenges; and a strong track record partnering with customers to leverage the "new frontier" of externalized research.
To learn more about the Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite, visit Accelrys at booth #301 at Bio-IT World. To learn more about today's externalized life science partner networks, download the Technology Spotlight whitepaper "Embracing a Collaboration Network Model for Discovery Research" (April 2013) produced by IDC Health Insights.
About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. The industry-leading Accelrys Enterprise Platform provides a broad and flexible scientific solution optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, process scale-up and early manufacturing phases of product development. By incorporating capabilities in applications for modeling and simulation, enterprise lab management, workflow and automation, and data management and informatics, Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to market.
Accelrys solutions are used by more than 1,300 companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Accelrys employs more than 200 full-time Ph.D. scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit http://www.accelrys.com.
Accelrys Externalized Collaboration Suite
Infographic: A quick overview of the externalized research challenge and solution
Video: Externalization is Forcing Change in IT Infrastructures
Webinar Series: Register for informative, live webinars on externalized collaboration
Whitepaper: Embracing a Collaboration Network Model for Discovery Research
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BBK Worldwide Expands Mobile Strategy for Patient Recruitment to Include "In-App" Advertising
Agency Engages Untapped Audiences and Provides Clinical Trial Sponsors With Increased Return on Investment
NEWTON, Mass., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to help clinical trial sponsors capitalize on mobile trends and maximize recruitment dollars, BBK Worldwide (BBK) is releasing a suite of advertising tools for mobile applications - designed to increase campaign effectiveness and return on investment. Developed to complement BBK's existing suite of mobile products and services, this new group of in-app advertising tools creates recruitment opportunities in video, radio, and banner mobile ad networks. BBK Principal and Creative Director Matthew Stumm will be discussing the benefits of these and other mobile tactics at the 22(nd) Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials Conference, which will take place April 21-24 in Orlando, Florida. His presentation, "Web Based Patient Recruitment Insights and Mobile Data Analytics," will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 22.
"Mobile advertising has many potential benefits for clinical trial sponsors. Not only does it open doors to untapped audiences of smartphone and tablet users, but it's very effective when combined with desktop advertising," comments Lucas Garmon, media strategist, BBK Worldwide. "From a cost-benefit standpoint, the cost per referral is very attractive, making it a savvy consideration for most clinical trial sponsors."
BBK's approach to mobile draws upon multiple years of experience and strategic insight into current user trends from its in-house media specialists. To remain competitive in an increasing mobile universe, sponsors must integrate mobile or risk losing out on potential audiences. According to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 31 percent of cell Internet users surveyed mostly go online using their cell phone, and not using some other device such as a desktop or laptop computer (April 2012).
"Across several campaigns, we're seeing a tremendous upswing in mobile penetration - including one campaign where we're seeing that 48 percent of traffic to the study website is resulting from mobile website optimization," comments Garmon.
BBK is making mobile products and services - and their integration into recruitment initiatives - more attainable for sponsors. The company advocates a strategy-driven multichannel approach. "To remain competitive in today's marketplace, going mobile is no longer a question but a strategic imperative," comments Stumm. "Companies lacking a mobile-friendly website drive approximately 61 percent of their mobile traffic to competitors. This is an alarming statistic. If you are weighing the costs to develop a mobile arm to your patient recruitment campaign, it's important to weigh the risks associated with not having one as well."
About BBK Worldwide (bbkworldwide.com)
Founded in 1983, BBK Worldwide is the recognized global leader in patient recruitment. The company is renowned for accelerating time to market for new and improved medicines and treatments. Through its partner companies, TCN Technologies and Agency 320, BBK offers the industry the most sophisticated technology, creative, and media services. BBK meets accreditation standards of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council and is certified as a Safe Harbor company.
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CONTACT: Elizabeth Gargill, BBK Worldwide, email@example.com, (617) 630-5513
Creative Market Unveils a Revolutionary Commerce Platform for Design Content
Design assets immediately accessible in the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Market, the marketplace for handcrafted, mousemade design content, today announced their upcoming Commerce Platform to enable in-app and on-site commerce for creative assets. To showcase what's possible with their upcoming public API, they've launched a Photoshop Extension allowing users to discover and instantly use premium design content from Creative Market without ever leaving Photoshop. Assets are automatically installed and available inside Photoshop, creating a seamless experience across multiple devices, making the design process more efficient and offering a true "Creative Cloud."
"Making great design simple and accessible to everyone is at the core of Creative Market," said Darius Monsef, Founder and CEO, Creative Market. "Every piece of creative software has assets that make lives easier. Unfortunately, the creative process is broken and those assets live outside of the apps, scattered across the Web." said Monsef. "In the future, every piece of software will have a marketplace built into it. Creative Market is leading the charge by creating an API to connect across apps, sites and services. Releasing our Photoshop Extension is an example of how powerful the creative process can be when it's streamlined."
Creative Market's upcoming API opens the door for companies to use Creative Market to power their in-app marketplace, or integrate Creative Market content in their product. The Photoshop Extension is just one example of the many possibilities for their API.
According to a recent Creative Market survey, of 1,100 respondents who frequently use Adobe's Creative Suite, users spend an average of an additional $150 a year on assets like fonts, icons, templates and other content used in their software. Creative Suite is currently without an App Store equivalent. With Adobe reporting 40 million paying customers of their Creative Suite, Creative Market is seizing this $6 billion dollar market that Adobe has created.
Here's how the Creative Market Photoshop Extension makes creatives' lives easier:
-- Instantly Install Assets with a Single Click - Once users find the
perfect asset for their project, assets are automatically installed in
Photoshop with a single click. No more unzipping downloaded files,
manually installing content (including fonts), or restarting Photoshop.
-- Browse, Search and Buy Inside Photoshop - Users can freely browse the
thousands of design assets on Creative Market for their projects while
remaining in Photoshop. All assets from actions, brushes, fonts,
gradients, graphics, layer styles, patterns, shapes, to templates and
textures are at the users' fingertips.
-- Access Purchases and Saved Collections in Photoshop - All Creative
Market purchases and saved collections are available inside of
Photoshop. No matter where users buy or bookmark their favorite assets,
users are able to one-click install right in the app.
-- Download New Free Goods Each Week - Users can pop open the extension
each week to grab new free graphics, templates, fonts, brushes, add-ons
and more that are sure to kick start any new project while saving time
-- Re-Install Purchased Assets in a Snap - With all of their purchases
synced to their Creative Market account, users are able to quickly
reinstall all of their crucial content and tools every time they upgrade
Photoshop or move to a new computer.
-- True Creative Cloud - Anytime a user purchases content from Creative
Market online or the In-App Store, the creative assets are immediately
available, across multiple devices.
"Creative Market is deeply passionate about the creative community. We've created a platform that designers, publishers, architects, marketers, developers, crafting enthusiasts, photographers, wedding planners and more can come to, to discover and access amazing content as well as have a marketplace to sell their creative designs. We are continuously creating ways to feature the talents of our sellers, whether it's through our Free Goods of The Week, or our creative and useful blog posts. We have a simple, yet important mission: to make beautiful design simple and accessible to everyone." said Monsef.
About Creative Market
Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. Launched in October 2012 by Aaron Epstein, Darius "Bubs" Monsef and Chris Williams, Creative Market is passionate about making beautiful design simple and accessible to everyone. Based out of San Francisco, with total funding of $2.3 million, Creative Market is backed by Atlas Venture, Charles River Ventures, Longworth Venture Partners, SV Angel, CrunchFund, 500 Startups, Ludlow Ventures, Morado Ventures, Founder Collective, Seraph Group and Zelkova Ventures. The founding crew at Creative Market also started COLOURlovers in 2006.
Cloud Networking Innovator PowerCloud Systems Begins New Era in Home Networking using Mobile to Control Connectivity in the Home
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerCloud® Systems, a pioneer in cloud networking, today unveiled Skydog(TM), a powerful, user-friendly approach to home networking and the management of family Internet use. Skydog is the first solution to deliver comprehensive visibility into and control over the home network, as well as the first to do so from any mobile device on any Internet connection. Launching today on Kickstarter at http://www.Skydog.com, and with first products available to backers in May 2013, Skydog is poised to disrupt the home networking market.
"Skydog redefines how consumers view and make use of their home networks," said Jeff Abramowitz, founder and CEO of PowerCloud Systems. "Our beta users have found that Skydog's real-time visibility, management capabilities, and unparalleled ease-of-use enables them to save time, avoid frustration, and improve the performance of their connected home."
In recent years, home networks have become central to the connected lifestyles of adults, teens, tweens, and even young children. The vast array of Internet services and apps, coupled with a proliferation of connected devices, has challenged shared bandwidth in the home and - for many families - parental oversight of kids' online access. Skydog addresses these challenges in a powerful, yet intuitive and user-friendly manner.
The innovation of Skydog lies in its patented cloud-powered platform. The product includes a powerful Wi-Fi router and a cloud-based application that can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet or PC, from any location. This allows home network administrators, who are often busy parents, to see and control home Internet usage, even when they are away. Skydog revolutionizes home networking in three key areas:
-- Real-Time Visibility:
-- Monitors the network, including who is online, which devices are
being used, what websites are being accessed and how much bandwidth
is being used.
-- Sends text alerts when specified issues arise, such as an Internet
outage, or a new guest seeking to access the network. Skydog can
also speed diagnosis of problems and their resolution, such as
checking Wi-Fi signals of devices or by remotely re-cycling the
-- Notifies the administrator or individual user when time limits on
specified websites have been reached, even when the website is
accessed across multiple devices.
-- Easy and Powerful Home Network Management:
-- Actively manages broadband usage by assigning priority bandwidth
access to certain users, such as a work-at-home parent, or
applications, such as a streamed movie to the family room
-- Enables time limits for specific website access by user, covering
all devices, based on a calendaring system, such as school days
-- Provides firewalled guest access, granting an extra layer of
security to the family network.
-- Skydog routers can be installed in remote locations, such as a
parent's home or vacation property, and managed from the same mobile
-- Ease of Set-up and Use:
-- Installation is easy using the Skydog mobile companion. Skydog also
works alongside existing routers, such as those providing back up or
integrated with broadband gateways, to provide the additional
functionality only available with Skydog.
-- Organizes attached devices by primary user to simplify actions like
setting policies on application or Internet use.
-- Powerfully simple HTML5-based app for any mobile device allows
anytime, anywhere visibility and control of users and devices on the
By providing straightforward visibility and control over the home network, Skydog ushers in the next generation of home network management, enabling the entire household to save time and improve their connected experience.
"The home network market has been static for a few years now, with the focus primarily going to 'speeds and feeds,'" said Patrice Samuels, research analyst at Parks Associates. "While some in the industry have taken preliminary steps to offer advanced home networking features such as remote management and control, Skydog unlocks the black box that is the home network via their unique network management tools."
Skydog has undergone extensive in-home testing by more than 75 users with overwhelmingly positive feedback.
"We are a family of six and actively use the Internet daily with iPhones, iPads and iPods. The greatest benefit to me is being able to see when and how much bandwidth is being used by whom," said Tony T. from Indiana, one of Skydog's 75 beta testers. "The ability to assign bandwidth by device or application is just critical."
"This has been a great experience with a groundbreaking, novel approach to home networking," said Dawn H., another beta user from Illinois and a mother of three children. "I have shied away from messing with my home network for years, just doing what I had to when I had to because the whole process was so painful. This system is so delightful to use that I want to poke around just to see what's going on."
The Origin of Skydog
PowerCloud Systems is a spinout from the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), the legendary subsidiary of Xerox responsible for the creation of Ethernet, the Graphical User Interface (GUI), and the laser printer among other innovations. The executive team is drawn from the leaders and innovators of cloud-based services and home networking, including Broadcom, NETGEAR, 3Com, Synchronoss and HP. The company's cloud platform currently has more than 10 patents. While their platform can and does serve the enterprise market, the team recognized the unmet need for a mobile-based solution that could provide visibility and control over the home network, particularly for families.
Kickstarter Details and Availability
Interested users can see Skydog's Kickstarter offering here: http://www.Skydog.com. The Skydog router and the initial application are complete, with some first production units already in stock. "Early bird" backers will receive their Skydog home network package in May 2013 at a special pledge price of $79. Other backers can access Skydog's second production run for a pledge of $99 for one unit, or $179 for two Skydog units. There are no annual fees for Skydog or its mobile companion application. The Skydog home network package includes the mobile companion application available on any tablet, PC/Mac and smartphone and a high-performance and compact concurrent dual-band 802.11n wireless router with a built-in 5-port gigabit switch.
About PowerCloud Systems
PowerCloud® Systems is a leader and industry pioneer for cloud-powered wireless networking. The company's patented and award-winning CloudCommand(TM) technology was invented at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and makes deploying and monitoring Wi-Fi networks and services easy for businesses with mobile customers. The CloudCommand platform is deployed worldwide in hotels, schools, retail chains, managed care facilities and other businesses seeking truly affordable, enterprise-grade Wi-Fi. Investors include PARC, Qualcomm Ventures, Javelin Venture Partners and Walden Venture Capital. More information can be found at http://www.powercloudsystems.com
Andrew Karl, TriplePoint PR
INXPO Enables Simple Delivery of High Definition Webcasts, Webinars and Video to Business Desktop and Mobile Devices
INXPO Applies H.264 Video Encoding Format to Enhance Video Delivery and Minimize Bandwidth Consumption During Live Video Viewing
CHICAGO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- INXPO today launched the enhanced version of its video delivery platform making it the first product in the webcasting industry with high definition H.264 video technology. Revolutionizing the business user viewing experience, the enhanced platform allows organizations to seamlessly stream high quality content to viewers on both desktops and mobile devices across a standard internet channel, while simultaneously minimizing bandwidth consumption through adaptive bit rates. Starting immediately all of INXPO's products will include this enhancement, including online events, webcastingand Social Business TV.
"Today's marketers and company executives recognize the value of video to accelerate the sales funnel, but have been hampered by bandwidth issues that frequently have a negative impact on the user's viewing experience," said Rich Hawkinson, EVP, Product Services at INXPO. "Our newly enhanced platform enables organizations to deliver both new and archived video assets at a level of high definition quality that was previously unimaginable, without clogging the network."
INXPO's technology gives organizations the ability to fully utilize all video assets including live streaming, either via webcam or from a live venue, and recorded content, from existing inventories and recently recorded videos. Through this technology, marketers will be able to employ exciting and visually stimulating video content for their lead nurturing campaigns to target audiences.
H.264 Video Format, Adaptive Bit Rates, HTTP Streaming and Multi-Player Support:
The H.264 video format not only improves the user's viewing experience with the highest quality video possible without buffering or delays, it also overcomes a well-known challenge with bandwidth consumption by delivering several HTTP streaming options, which allows the receiving device to select which rate to play based on bandwidth availability. Prior to this launch, the streaming of high definition video would often lead to a decrease in network speed due to the large use of bandwidth by multiple users behind a single firewall or because of a low bandwidth location. INXPO's H.264 platform enhancement does not increase the strain on a network's bandwidth and often streams at a lower consumption rate than other platforms.
INXPO helps businesses communicate better with their customers, employees, partners and prospects. Our next generation webcasting product changes the way presentations are delivered online. Each webcast can be deployed as a link on a website or in an email, in an online event on our award-winning event platform, or as part of an ongoing 365 community inside our Social Business TV product. In addition to delivering audio and video webcasts, we complement these broadcasts with social tools, that turn boring presentations into memorable experiences.
To date, INXPO has delivered more than 3,000 successful online communications programs for global customers, including Autodesk, Cisco, Freeman, George P. Johnson, Hilton, HIMSS, P&G, PCMA, TechTarget, UBM and the U.S. Department of State. Additional information can be found at http://www.INXPO.com or via Twitter @INXPO.
CONTACT: Allyson Scott of McGrath|Power Public Relations and Communications, +1-408-727-0351, firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Fusion launches the nation's largest doctor appointment booking site, Patient Fusion
Over 27,000 doctors on the country's biggest health platform offer patients instant online booking and easy access to their health records
SAN FRANCISCO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, more than 27,000 doctors in the United States have opened their calendars to patients online with the launch of Patient Fusion, the easiest place to find a doctor in the US. Visitors can find a verified doctor based on specialty and location, read reviews from actual patient visits and instantly request appointments. As users of Practice Fusion's free electronic health record (EHR) system, these doctors can also give patients instant access to their personal health records online.
"It's crazy that you can find quality restaurants easier than quality doctors. We're changing that today," said Ryan Howard, CEO of Practice Fusion. "Patient Fusion means unprecedented transparency into health care for patients--the power to choose your doctor based on quality and the power to access and control your own health records. This easy access should be--and will be--a basic right."
Every doctor available through Patient Fusion is using Practice Fusion's EHR to manage their patients' health, including new patient appointment requests. Approved requests will appear in the EHR schedule and generate confirmation emails with instructions for the visit, freeing up staff time for more important work and eliminating issues like double-booking. By granting patients access to their records, practices can make it easier for patients to keep an eye on key data such as immunizations and allergies and to follow post-visit instructions.
-- Patient Fusion's network includes more than 27,000 verified doctors
across the United States
-- 3 million open appointments are available on Patient Fusion for April
-- Patient Fusion includes more than 1.5 million doctor reviews--an average
of fourteen per profile--from real patients verified as having seen the
-- All doctors on Patient Fusion use Practice Fusion's cutting edge health
technology to deliver safe, efficient care
-- Doctors using Practice Fusion's free EHR platform serve 60 million
patients across the US
To learn more or book an appointment today, please visit http://www.patientfusion.com.
About Patient Fusion
Patient Fusion is the best place to find and book an appointment with a doctor and instantly access your health records, with more than 27,000 verified providers in the US. Patient Fusion addresses the needs of today's patients, empowering them to take control of their personal health through revolutionary technology, completely free of charge. Patient Fusion is the next step in the evolution of Practice Fusion's free, web-based electronic health record (EHR) platform, the nation's largest doctor-patient community. For more information about Patient Fusion, please visit http://www.patientfusion.com.
About Practice Fusion
Practice Fusion provides a free, web-based EHR system to physicians. With medical charting, scheduling, e-prescribing (eRx), lab integrations, referral letters, Meaningful Use certification, unlimited support and a personal health record for patients, Practice Fusion's EHR software addresses the complex needs of today's healthcare providers and disrupts the health IT status quo. Practice Fusion is the fastest growing electronic health record community in the country with more than 150,000 users serving 60 million patients. The company closed a $34 million Series C financing led by Artis Ventures in June. For more information about Practice Fusion, please visit http://www.practicefusion.com
VoiceTrends reveals the most useful data for improvement of customer satisfaction and, thus, improvement of automation rates
NEW YORK, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Communication technology leader Plum Voice has launched a tool that addresses the escalating business need to improve voice applications, refine customer service and minimize call center costs. With Plum's new VoiceTrends analytics engine--designed specifically for interactive voice response (IVR) applications--businesses can monitor and improve the performance of essential customer-facing applications via an optimized toolkit.
VoiceTrends automatically analyzes all of the key metrics that lead to poor caller experience. Proper measurement is the key to continuous improvement and, therefore, the key to creating iteratively optimized communication applications.
Most IVR analytics tools on the market today are not actually designed for IVR but are instead derived from generalized business intelligence platforms that have been white-labeled and reconfigured. As such, they require IVR applications to adapt to the analytics tool, as opposed to the other way around. IVR designers must learn to manually set parameters, identify and log pertinent information, keep up-to-date on disparate IVR and analytics APIs, and maintain extra code or configurations. The IVR expert must also become an analytics expert to gather all valuable information and make headway.
VoiceTrends is designed specifically for modern IVR needs. Building on Plum's 13 years of expertise in the field, the tool automatically knows which data are important to the efficient functioning of an IVR app. VoiceTrends logs the pertinent information and populates ready-to-go reports to reveal useful insights. Business users can easily deduce how to make their voice and messaging applications more efficient and more accepted.
"Successful IVR and messaging applications must be tuned to optimize the consumer convenience," says Plum's President and founder Matt Ervin. "VoiceTrends logs and digests data to show exactly where an application is causing customer frustration--enabling a cycle of improvement informed by meaningful data."
Anyone can sign up for a free developer account to build IVR applications on the Plum Platform and see firsthand how VoiceTrends enables streamlining of call flows. Features include:
-- Failure Analysis--Identifies where callers are hanging up frequently or
-- Trend Tracking--Logs which menu options are selected most often and in
-- A/B Comparison--Compares data from A/B script tests.
-- Speech Rec Optimization--Logs speech recognition attempts and identifies
spots that need grammar improvements.
-- DTMF event tracking--Tracks choices for each menu and data input/output.
VoiceTrends is available now and can be accessed via Plum's developer site located at http://www.plumvoice.com/developers.
About Plum Voice:
For businesses of all sizes that demand high-performance, versatile and scalable multimodal solutions, Plum Voice offers proprietary IVR application and messaging tools, enterprise-grade hosting infrastructure, and an experienced professional service team to support creation of optimized IVR and messaging applications. Our voice and messaging offerings help companies improve customer satisfaction and streamline business processes.
Equilibrium Launches EQ Network Enterprise; A Cloud Based Multiscreen Video Platform for Media, Entertainment, Promotion, and Advertising Companies
New EQ Network Enterprise slashes the cost of HD video preparation and delivery and enables time-sensitive personalization and monetization of video to smartphones, tablets, websites, computers, and OTT TV
LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB Show -- Equilibrium today announced the release of EQ Network Enterprise, a cloud based video platform that slashes the cost of HD video preparation and delivery via public and secure private channels to smartphones, tablets, computers, and OTT TV. The flexible system can provide advertising sponsored video delivery with location specific broadcast to reach attendees at award ceremonies, concerts and sporting events.
EQ Network Enterprise enables media, entertainment, promotion, and advertising companies to broadcast or geo-target high-impact video directly to viewers at a precise time and location, including dynamically assembled, personalized video. The EQ Network App offers private channels with a secure, intuitive interface to view video for media production collaboration, use as a multi-device screener and for dailies. EQ Network enables 2nd Screen experiences with interactive video, viewer feedback, and sharing over the major social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumbler and Pinterest.
"For enterprises that have held back from growing their multiscreen digital video capabilities due to the prohibitive costs of building and maintaining a robust digital video platform, we have the solution," said Sean Barger, Equilibrium CEO. "By eliminating much of the tedium and complexity, EQ Network Enterprise slashes the cost of creating, processing, managing and delivering online video."
On display at the NAB Show, April 8-11
The new EQ Network Enterprise can be seen during the Las Vegas NAB Show at Startup Debut or for appointment please contact email@example.com.
About EQ Network
EQ Network is a massively scalable automated cloud-based video network developed and patented by Equilibrium (http://www.equilibrium.com). It solves the complex problem of seamless, simultaneous video delivery on multiple mobile devices, web apps, and "over-the-top" connected TVs. Using EQ Network, content providers can automatically assemble premium social and advertising on-the-fly, from practically any video source or camera, with support for nearly all standard file types. Enterprises use EQ Network to reach viewers with premium content or collaborate, communicate with employees or partners and to promote their products.
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European Commission Supports the Deployment of Cloud Mobile Apps for Public Transport in Germany
KARLSRUHE, Germany and STOCKHOLM, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
EC Funded MobiCloud Project makes Karlsruhe Public Transport safer, greener
and more efficient
Nettropolis and the MobiCloud consortium announced today the deployment of innovative
mobile cloud services for the personnel of the Karlsruhe Public Transport Authority
(Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe or VBK), as part of the MobiCloud project, an initiative
funded by the European Commission under the ICT Policy Support Programme (PSP)
Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP).
The MobiCloud platform aims to make public transport greener, safer and more efficient
by improving the coordination between staff using standard smartphones and tablets. The
VBK deployment provides a suite of cloud applications for mobile control center staff and
field staff involved in vehicle operations. The applications will deliver:
- Operational cost savings, through control center communications efficiency
- Shorter passenger journeys, through real-time communication of incidents to
- Better compliance through improved fault attribution
- Cleanliness improvements through incident reporting
- Better informed staff
- Improved overall customer satisfaction
VBK is recognized worldwide for its forward-thinking tram-train integrated model,
where city trains run in the region as fast trains and continue flexibly in the city as
trams. Dr. Walter Casazza, CEO of VBK, commented: "Efficient and fast information flow is
essential for safety and incident management. Not only will passengers benefit through
improved information on traffic disruptions, but also vehicle operations teams by
accessing real time information. We are delighted to team up with Nettropolis to upgrade
our mobile application with the latest technologies, and to develop new features for our
Nettropolis' Head of Development Holger Kammerer commented "Using MobiCloud will
enable us to focus on delivering the business logic to meet VBK's goals - to optimize
processes and reduce workload for all stakeholders."
The MobiCloud consortium is led by Appear (Sweden) and includes Nettropolis (Germany),
EsperantoXL (the Netherlands), Costain (UK) and COMIT Projects (UK). The project's focus
is to stimulate the provision of new mobile services in the cloud and to support the
emergence of a European ecosystem of mobile cloud application developers.
Organizations wishing to join the MobiCloud ecosystem are encouraged to join the Early
Adopter Program where they will gain access to a MobiCloud testbed where they can develop
and run applications for any industry, in any country. Contact us at
Los Angeles-based Production Workflow Company Marks International Expansion
TORONTO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DAX, LLC (formerly Sample Digital), the Los Angeles-based provider of cloud workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content, has launched Canadian Operations and its first international office in Toronto, Canada. Use of the new Canadian entity, DAX Cloud ULC, by U.S. clients shooting in Canada, and by Canadian clients shooting worldwide, will avail clients to Canadian tax credits.
Heading up the DAX Cloud office in Toronto, located at 693 Queen Street East, is Managing Director Thomas Walden, who has worked in a variety of Finance and Operations functions for some of Canada's largest entertainment companies including Alliance Atlantis, Cineplex Odeon and Concert Productions International. Earlier in his career, Tom served as a Revenue Canada (now CRA) Tax Auditor. Tom has consulted on over 100 film and television projects and was also the Executive Producer of Canadian feature films including the award-winning "Expecting," and "My Brother's Keeper."
Dan Duffin joins the DAX Canadian team overseeing and servicing accounts after a five-year stint as Director of Professional Authoring Services and more recently the Capsule Asset Management System for top Toronto Post house Creative Post.
Steve Hancock is on the DAX Cloud Board of Directors. Hancock was founder/CEO of adbeast, the SaaS digital asset management company serving the advertising industry, acquired by DG, the North American leader in digital media and advertising distribution services. With a background in marketing strategy development in the UK, U.S. and Canada, and ad agency management as CEO of TBWA/Chiat Canada, Hancock combines twenty years of marketing and executive leadership experience in building successful technology-based businesses and services.
Canada's indigenous broadcasting and independent production industry yields almost $2.3 billion in annual economic activity annually. Clients already on board with DAX include such companies as CBC, CTV, Global, E1, Take 5 Productions and Lionsgate.
Patrick Macdonald-King, CEO/President of DAX, said, "This is an amazing first step in DAX's global expansion in the ultimate quest of creating The Media Universe. Tom, Dan and Steve bring a breadth of experience that will be a winning advantage as DAX leads the way with Canada's dynamic film and TV industry."
DAX has a suite at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas at the Renaissance hotel adjacent to the South Hall, demonstrating its latest version DAX 4.0. Macdonald-King kicked off the April 8 session of the NAB Cloud Computing Conference titled Cloud Solutions for Content Creation, sponsored by DAX.
Television shows currently using the DAX platform include: Republic of Doyle, Homeland, NCIS, New Girl, The Walking Dead, CSI, America's Next Top Model, Bones, The Mentalist, Two and a Half Men, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Dexter and Mad Men, Hell on Wheels and all of the pilots for CBS Television Studios, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Bros. Television Studios. Recent feature film productions include Hunger Games, Twilight, 42, Dolphin Tale, Resident Evil 5, Beautiful Creatures, and Mortal Instruments, as well as many other tent pole and independent feature films
ABOUT DAX, LLC:www.daxcloud.com @daxplatform
Formerly Sample Digital, in 2012 the company's product became the company's brand, and DAX continues to lead the industry at center of the media universe. DAX is the leading provider of targeted workflow and media asset management applications and services to companies that produce, distribute and license audio-visual content. The DAX platform is a highly-secure innovative web-based community used by most major studios and television networks for collaboration and distribution management of content during the production process, for marketing and distribution of final product, and for easily accessible library management for re-use of production elements, including video, audio, photos and documents. The company is based in Culver City, Los Angeles, close to the major Hollywood studios and networks it services, as well as serving Canada's media industry, and its clientele shooting in Canada, from its Toronto office.
$299 Cloud Server Scales with Intel and Microsoft Windows Azure
LAS VEGAS, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2013 International Security Conference (ISC West), Smartvue Corporation®, a leading cloud technology company, launched its Smartvue S9i cloud video surveillance server, powered by Intel NUC and Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Azure.
Smartvue empowers IT departments to meet the challenges of scalable, worldwide, video surveillance with simple, secure, and cost-effective cloud powered HD video solutions.
-- S9i supports plug and play integration for over 300 industry-leading
cameras from dozens of vendors
-- S9i mobile surveillance capabilities work with award-winning apps for
tablets and smartphones running Windows 8, iOS, and Android
-- Point and click configuration enables users to quickly and easily
integrate cloud powered video surveillance using existing networks,
hardware, and infrastructure
-- Runs in almost any browser on Windows and Apple computers with no
software to install
-- Supports secure, unlimited storage with redundancy on one of the world's
largest cloud networks, Windows Azure
-- Hybrid cloud option enables HD video storage locally and in cloud
-- Sharevue service makes collaborative sharing of video simple and secure
"S9i enables organizations to cost-effectively deploy and centrally manage thousands of surveillance servers and cameras worldwide," said Martin Renkis, Founder & CEO of Smartvue Corporation. "The innovative Intel NUC platform and Windows Azure enable Smartvue to deliver high performance video surveillance solutions in a cost-effective and scalable platform."
"Smartvue S9i offers an amazing new cloud-powered form factor for the video surveillance industry," said John Deatherage, ICBD Director at Intel. "Leveraging Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) technology on the edge of the network, the Smartvue cloud platform enables extremely cost-effective, high-performance solutions for global scalability of video surveillance, especially for multiple location businesses."
"Windows Azure gives customers a highly reliable, scalable, and global cloud platform for applications such as Smartvue cloud surveillance server," said David Aiken, Group Product Marketing Manager, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. "Customers can access and benefit from Smartvue from anywhere, anytime."
Smartvue S9i cloud video surveillance servers start at $299 for a 10 camera system.
Smartvue Corporation has made the world a safer place with amazing surveillance technologies since 1998. The company is inventing the future of surveillance with award-winning solutions that have earned more than twenty patents.
Exclusive E-commerce Portal for IT Products and Peripherals
Sogo, a market leader in supplying IT products & peripherals with a turnover of Rs.
300 crore in Karnataka, today announced it's first online portal http://www.shopatsogo.com
[http://www.shopatsogo.com ], an exclusive e-commerce portal dedicated to IT products &
peripherals. The services available through this portal are cash on delivery, free
shipping, timely delivery, replacement and online status update along with dedicated
partners who will work for the customers 'Round-the-Clock' for personalized services.
Unlike other portals, Sogo has its own state-of-art warehouse in Bangalore maintaining a
Rs. 35 crore inventory, at any point of time indicating products availability at the click
of a button. The after sales services will be made available to six destinations in
Karnataka such as Hubli, Mangalore, Bijapur, Bellary, Belgaum, Davangere apart from
Bangalore. The service of professionally qualified engineers at each center is made
available to resolve technical issues of the customer.
On this occasion, Mythila Shelke, the Founder-Director, Sogo, said, "The
next-generation is already well connected with the digital world, we want to provide them
with world class IT products at their door step with the lowest cost, because we at Sogo
want our customers to reap the most out of their valuable money." Further she added, "We
felt the need to expand our service after providing quality branded materials to the
respected dealers, distributors and corporates for years. We are targeting to be
recognized as a social unit to reach people and provide a delightful shopping experience
online with shopatsogo.com [http://shopatsogo.com ]."
Sogo has been recognized for its volume and quality of business by Dataquest survey as
one of India's Top 200 companies
[http://www.dqindia.com/dataquest/analysis/3136/dq-top-161-sogo-computers ] to sell IT
products. Since the magnificent year-on-year success, the company has branched out into
the online business to take the brand Sogo directly to the end customer.
About Sogo Computers Pvt. Ltd.
Sogo, the market leader in supplying IT products & peripherals in Karnataka, has made
a humble beginning in the year 1991 by 5 employees with an annual revenue of Rs. 17 lakhs.
In the year 2012, the company has scripted a magnificent success to touch a business level
of Rs. 300 crore. Currently, Sogo has 11 branches/offices across 7 major cities of
Karnataka, 2 offices in Mumbai and Delhi and one overseas office in Singapore and plans to
open office at Cochin, Kolkata and Chennai soon.
Primary Media Contact: Vanita Singh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 91-80-32712348
Secondary Media Contact: Sayani Bhattacharya, 91-80-32948754
Renters Around The Country Are Frantically Cleaning Up Their Apartments, Taking Out The Trash And Making Delicious Meals As They Prepare To Showcase Roommate Greatness In The Fifth Annual Apartments.com Roommate of the Year Video Contest
One Lucky and Deserving Roomie Will Receive Free Rent for a Year Plus $10,000; and the Roommate Video Shorts Contest Returns with $250 Weekly Prizes
CHICAGO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartments.com celebrates the fifth year of its popular Roommate of the Year video contest -- just launched at http://www.roommateoftheyear.com -- as they once again seek America's best, greatest, fantastic, fabulous, amazing, wonderful roommate. The lucky roomie who wins the grand prize in this national competition will be living a little easier with a year of free rent plus $10,000 in cash. In addition to the grand prize contest, last year's Roommate Video Shorts contest returns, recognizing and rewarding smaller feats of roommate greatness with four weekly prizes of a $250 gift card. All talented and terrific roommates are encouraged to go to http://www.roommateoftheyear.com to learn how to enter either the grand prize contest and/or the video shorts contest, as well as view past winning videos for inspiration. The deadline for contest entries is noon ET on May 20, 2013.
Last year, Dan Bakst, now a graduate of the University of Florida in Tampa, FL, bested video entries that came in from across the country to be crowned Roommate of the Year by Apartments.com. Bakst earned the title and the grand prize with his musical video entitled The All-Star Roommate Musical, which showcased how Bakst was a better roommate than a cardboard robot. His winning style, along with the three other previous contest winners, can be seen at http://www.roommateoftheyear.com. Bakst remains a Tampa, FL resident and a good roommate.
"I was surprised and happy to find out I'd been named the Roommate of the Year," said Bakst. "I'd entered the previous year and hadn't been named a finalist, so now having the title just goes to show that roommate dreams can come true," Bakst laughed. "Plus, now I'm able to use part of my winnings to go to graduate school. My parents were right. Being a good roommate is important!"
Through this annual contest, Apartments.com underscores the importance of finding and being a good roommate. There are more than 60 percent of renters currently living with a roommate--friends, spouses, significant others, children or even pets-- according to a recent Apartments.com survey.
"In first quarter of this year, rents were still rising nationwide in response to demand," said Tammy Kotula, Apartments.com spokesperson. "As people continue to share costs and space by having a roommate, living in harmony is crucial to creating a happy living environment. Our contest allows people to showcase, to the world, how they contribute to roommate well-being in a creative way. Being a good roommate makes for a happy home."
There are two ways renters can spotlight their roommate-worthiness; through submitting a robust two-minute video for a chance at the grand prize, and/or submission of a :30 second video for the Roommate Video Shorts contest.
"TheRoommate Video Shorts was introduced last year as a quick and easy way to show off roommate greatness. In this quickie contest, people can highlight one special roommate talent, spectacular stunt, or feat of roommate excellence that could win them a $250 gift card," Kotula explained. "We'll be choosing four weekly winners from coast-to-coast. These exceptional roommates can also enter the grand prize contest if their roommate greatness is too amazing to be contained to only one."
How to Enter 2013 Apartments.com Roommate of the Year Grand Prize Contest
Get out the video camera, get creative and get one step closer to winning free rent for a year, plus $10,000 in cash and the coveted Apartments.com 2013 title of Roommate of the Year. Renters across the nation are invited to enter the Apartments.com Roommate of the Year contest by submitting a video entry of two minutes or less to http://www.roommateoftheyear.com.
Entrants are challenged to showcase the specific attributes that qualify them to be Roommate of the Year by featuring their inner roomie in one of the four contest categories. For detailed information on how to enter, including specific video instructions, an official entry form and contest rules, go to http://www.roommateoftheyear.com. All entries must be received by noon ET on May 20, 2013.
Roommate of the Year Contest Categories
Apartments.com Roommate of the Year contest entrants should distinguish themselves from all of the other roommates around the country. Finding the category that best defines their special roommate skills is job number one. Categories are:
-- The Loveable Compulsive
-- It's not a glamorous job, but somebody has to do it. Making sure the
electric bill gets paid each month and scrubbing the microwave after
someone's "soup explosion" two months ago sometimes makes you feel
like you are running a daycare in your apartment. But all that work
is about to pay off big. Show us how you manage the household while
still maintaining your sanity and a year of FREE Rent could leave
you with one less item on that LONG to-do list.
-- The Purr-fect Pet Owner
-- Sometimes the best roommates aren't even human. They may not pay
rent, but pets are great at making us laugh or helping us get
through tough times. Show us what makes you the best roommate to
your pets, including games you play together or tricks that they
have learned and that freeloader can start pulling his or her weight
by helping you win FREE Rent for a Year.
-- The Environmentalist
-- Do you wash out and reuse plastic baggies? Switch out
energy-guzzling 150W bulbs for CFLs? Know what "1," "3," "5," or "7"
means on plastic bottles? If you're the roommate who makes living
"green" a priority, this is your category. Show us your efforts to
help save the planet and we could be recycling a year of FREE Rent
into your bank account (and promising to turn off the lights when we
leave a room!).
-- The All-Star Roomie
-- If you have special roommate qualities that don't fit the
categories, or don't want to commit to only one area of roommate
greatness, use this entry to submit your video. Get crazy, get
creative! But don't just tell us why you're the best roommate - show
us - and you could win FREE Rent for a Year.
Renters' entries will be judged with equal weight on (1) originality and creativity, (2) overall "wow" factor, (3) persuasive argument and (4) style and production. Judging will take place in three stages.
How to Become Roommate of the Year and Win Free Rent for One Year Plus $10,000 in Cash
All entries will be narrowed down to a field of up to 15 finalists, selected across all categories by a panel of judges looking for entries that best fit the criteria for Roommate of the Year. Once the finalists are selected, America, along with the Apartments.com panel of qualified judges, will vote for their favorite roomie using the judging criteria to narrow down the competition to five winners. From the five winners, one grand prize winner will be named and receive free rent for one year, plus $10,000 in cash, along with roommate bragging rights. The four runner-up winners will each receive $500.
How to Enter 2013 Apartments.com Roommate Video Shorts Contest
Maybe you can flip a pancake 15 feet in the air, or make a bed in 10 seconds flat. Maybe you're ambidextrous and can dust and vacuum at the same time, or you cook like a five-star chef. Whatever your special skill is that makes you the most remarkable roommate, capture it on video and enter for your chance to win one of four weekly $250 cash prizes. Flip cam, phone cam or shoe cam(!)...anything goes in the Roommate Video Shorts contest. Make your video entry as simple or sensational as you want in :30 second or less and submit it to http://www.roommateoftheyear.com. Beginning the week of April 22, 2013, one winner per week will be decided upon and announced by the Apartments.com third party judging panel and will win a $250 gift card.
Roommate Video Short contest entrants who feel there is still more to prove are encouraged to enter the Roommate of the Year Grand Prize contest.
Apartments.com (http://www.apartments.com) is a leading national apartment Internet listing subscription service with more than 50,000 unique addresses representing millions of rental units from managed properties, newspaper classifieds and for-rent-by-owner properties. By incorporating the most relevant products to reach renters including personalized searches and highly visual ads featuring live chat, real-time rent, online video walk-through demonstrations, professional photography, a mobile website and iPhone and Android apps, Apartments.com creates easy access to its listings. Providing unmatched exposure to its advertisers through an intuitive name, strategic search engine placements and featured partnerships and more than 120 newspaper websites and innovative emerging media, Apartments.com reaches millions of renters nationwide, driving both qualified traffic and highly-engaged renters to leasing offices nationwide. Apartments.com is a division of Chicago-based Classified Ventures, LLC. The Apartments.com network of apartment rental websites includes Apartment Home Living (http://www.apartmenthomeliving.com), a leading social media apartment website distinguished by a "live for fun" community experience, proprietary lifestyle matching and local living guides to help renters find their perfect place to live; Rental Homes Plus (http://www.rentalhomesplus.com), an online destination where house hunters who prefer to rent can choose from a robust inventory of houses, condos, town houses, duplexes and apartments from around the country; and Rentfish (http://www.rentfish.com), a national apartment website offering customizable searches by neighborhood, favorite coffee spot, sports arena, famous landmark and more.
Adyen Announces Availability of its Magento Payment Module for Brazil
Global payment solutions company simplifies payment process for Brazilian online shoppers; plug-in available for all merchants using Magento E-commerce platform
LAS VEGAS and SAO PAULO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adyen, the global payment solutions company, has today announced at Imagine eCommerce, the world's premier Magento developer conference, that an Adyen Payment Module is now available on the Magento ecommerce platform in Brazil. The move follows significant growth in merchant adoption of Magento, in addition to supporting Adyen's own rapidly expanding international and Brazilian customer base in the region.
The Magento ecommerce platform provides merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their ecommerce store. With many Magento merchants already using the Adyen Payment Module in the US and Asia, Adyen's internal team has worked closely with E-Smart, a local Brazilian Magento provider, to develop an offering tailored to meet the rigors of the Brazilian market. Integrated into the Adyen Payment Module for Magento are a wide range of features, including Installments, Portuguese language functionality and all the most relevant local payment methods.
Vinicius Pessin, CEO, E-Smart, explains, "E-Smart works alongside merchants through every step of the process to develop ecommerce offerings that can handle the complexities of the Brazilian market. Together with local, like-minded partners such as Adyen, we are able to provide merchants with the strategic ecommerce support they need to allow them to focus on other core business requirements. A number of our customers using the Magento platform have already begun successfully processing payments using the Adyen module, including the likes of GrupoSTR, Tonini, TimeSuplementos and Universalcosmeticos."
The Brazilian market poses a variety of challenges to ecommerce merchants from a payments perspective. For instance, card processing via a Brazilian acquiring partner is crucial as 30% of all issued consumer debit and credit cards have not been enabled for international processing. In addition, local payment methods such as Boleto and installment-based transactions have rapidly grown in popularity. Paying by installment now makes up almost 80% of all ecommerce purchases in Brazil.
"The integration of features specific to the Brazilian market on the Adyen Payment Module for Magento provides merchants with an easy way to optimize payment processes for their Brazilian customers," explained Roelant Prins, CCO, Adyen. "Adyen understands that the ability to manage acquirer relationships through a single payment module, while also providing a comprehensive payment overview, is extremely attractive for merchants looking to simplify processes. We are delighted to make this announcement at Imagine Ecommerce, and look forward to working with many more Magento merchants in the future."
Adyen & E-Smart are attending Magento's International Imagine Conference in Las Vegas this week. For more information on the Adyen Magento Payment Module please contact Jean.Mies@adyen.com.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, with offices in Boston, San Francisco, London, Paris, Stockholm, Sao Paolo and Singapore, Adyen is a leading, multichannel payment company. Adyen provides a fully outsourced payment solution, built on over 15 years of industry experience, which enables merchants accept payments from anywhere in the world. Adyen supports all relevant sales channels, including online, mobile and Point-of-Sale (POS), and can process more than 200 different payment methods, 187 transaction currencies and 14 settlement currencies used across six continents. The Adyen solution is highly scalable and can be completely customized to meet any merchant requirement. Adyen works with many global customers including SoundCloud, Getty Images, Benetton, KLM, PopCap Games, Greenpeace, and Vodafone. For further information, please visit http://www.adyen.com.
The Magento eCommerce platform serves more than 150,000 merchants worldwide and is supported by a global ecosystem of solution partners and third-party developers. Magento is a feature-rich, open-source, enterprise-class platform that offers merchants a high degree of flexibility and control over the user experience, catalog, content and functionality of their online store. In August 2011, Magento was acquired by eBay Inc., and is now a division of X.commerce, Inc. (an eBay Inc. company).
E-Smart is a leading online commerce company based in Sao Paulo Brazil. Their Magento based platform serves companies wishing to operate in commerce regardless of size. In addition, other operational and financial services are also be offered to customers. It's strategy team works with retailers and with the current ecosystem of e-commerce to understand the needs of customers, market and competitive environment. A lot of e-commerce knowledge like the best experiences of usability, intuitiveness and design is gathered in a single tool. The E-Smart platform serves hundreds of Brazilian stores, including Hering, and Nutriworld Arena with their unique and innovative platform. E-Smart now has a staff of 20 professionals. It is expected to reach 200 clients and a turnover of £ 20 million by the end of 2013.
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Halcyon Releases Authority Swapper v11 for Access Control of IBM i
PETERBOROUGH, England, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
New web based interface simplifies audit process for security compliance teams
Halcyon Software [http://www.halcyonsoftware.com ], the global leader in systems
management software, has today announced an update to Authority Swapper, the access
control tool for the IBM i. Authority Swapper allows IT managers to grant users different
levels of authority, for temporary periods, to carry out specific tasks. It provides a
visible forensic trace of user activity, which assists organisations in meeting security
compliance rules. This latest release, v11, features a newly designed browser-based user
interface with intuitive graphics that make it easier for IT and compliance teams to see
what users are doing on the system in real-time.
This new graphical user interface also provides a historical audit of activities,
enabling audit staff to replay complete sequences of events at the press of a button,
showing screens visited and actions carried out during any user session. Authority Swapper
logs, records and stores every activity carried out during user sessions, all of which can
be automatically exported to a secure, encrypted file for internal and external auditing
The team behind Halcyon Software's latest version of Authority Swapper has developed
the user interface from the ground up to be easy to use. The browser-based interface
enables audit staff to login 24/7 from any web-enabled location around the world using
laptop, tablet or smartphone devices allowing an instant response to any unauthorised user
activity. With point and click configuration, it allows staff to access multiple IBM i
systems using drop-down menus without having to manually login to each one individually.
"This latest release of Authority Swapper
[http://www.halcyonsoftware.com/products/authorityswapper/index.html ] makes it easier than
ever before for compliance teams to audit user activities as it totally eliminates the
need for audit staff to have a specialist understanding of the commands and language used
by the IBM i system," commented Carole Chandler, Sales and Marketing Director of Halcyon
Software. "We are committed to simplifying the security and system monitoring process and
this new version will enable a wide range of organisations, such as banks, insurance
companies and the gaming industry, to meet their compliance obligations."
Authority Swapper v11 is available as a standalone product for all organisations using
the IBM i and existing Authority Swapper customers can upgrade free of charge. It can also
be cost-effectively integrated into all of Halcyon Software's market-leading monitoring
suites for IBM i systems.
About Halcyon Software
Halcyon Software is a global leader in multi-platform systems management software
solutions that reduce the complexity and cost of monitoring critical business systems,
core applications and processes. They support IBM enterprise-class systems, including
IBM(R) i and AIX(R), as well as Windows(R) and Linux(R) platforms. Halcyon solutions are
used world-wide by large multi-nationals, corporate and public sector data centres as well
as small to medium sized organisations to ensure that vital IT systems, business
applications and services are available 24/7. With regional offices in Peterborough UK,
Philadelphia USA, and Melbourne Australia, Halcyon also has an international network of
partners and distributors supporting Europe, the Americas and Asia Pac. For further
information please visit http://www.halcyonsoftware.com
Xchanging Begins Roll out of Free-to-all Wi-Fi in London
LONDON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Xchanging, the business process, procurement and technology services provider and
integrator, has begun the roll out of free Wi-Fi access in the City of London.
The first installation at 34 Leadenhall Street will be followed by installations at
Lloyd's [http://www.lloyds.com ] and the London Underwriting centre [http://www.luc.co.uk
] later this year. Further locations will be added during 2013. Xchanging is also
considering hosting free Wi-Fi in other UK insurance hub cities.
The service supports Xchanging's growing mobile applications for the insurance market.
However the Wi-Fi service is not password protected and can be used by anyone.
Xchanging made a commitment to providing City Wi-Fi in February this year at the
launch of X-presso [http://www.x-presso.co.uk ]. This application allows claims handlers
and insurers to view and use claims files on the move using their iPads. The app has
created a platform for further mobile applications, and new functions and services are due
for release also in the second quarter of the year.
Geoff Kennard, electronic services director at Xchanging said: "The launch of Wi-Fi in
the City is an important step to help the insurance market in modernising its processes,
while simultaneously maintaining crucial face-to-face contact. Xchanging is investing in
new innovations but it is also investing in existing technologies such as Wi-Fi to help
the market make the most of the tools it already has."
Panasonic Avionics Corporation Unveils Largest Ever Economy Class Seatback Display
HAMBURG, Germany, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic), the world leader in in-flight
entertainment and communications (IFEC), today unveiled a conceptual 14-inch monitor for
Economy Class seats integrated into a Quantum Seat designed by Encore Aerospace.
This integrated seat demonstration, which is on display in Hamburg, Germany at
Aircraft Interiors Expo in in Panasonic's booth #6C20, was developed in six months through
close collaboration between Panasonic and Encore Aerospace.
From the outset, Panasonic's vision was to deliver a solution that featured the
largest monitor ever to debut in Economy Class. The company helped drive a thinner bezel
design and a new concept for downward collapsible arm rests that helped accommodate the
display. It also contributed to new space provisioning and harness channels designs. The
result was the largest size screen ever available for the Economy Class cabin.
Paul Margis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Panasonic Avionics Corporation
commented, "Since the debut of project Fusion in 2009, we have engaged in dozens of
integrated seat programs with our latest generation IFEC solutions. Working with Encore
Aerospace, we were able to apply the experience we've gained and create a solution that
delivers an even more incredible entertainment experience while actually increasing
The Quantum Seat was designed to decrease weight for less fuel burn and to maximize
living space for passengers. It has a thin design that includes a carbon fibre seatback
and pan, a retractable arm, and a hidden raceway that simplifies the installation and
maintenance of wire harnesses. The monitor shroud is designed to integrate a wide range of
Panasonic monitors in sizes ranging from 9 to 14 inches.
The Quantum Seat will be on display during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg,
About Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Avionics Corporation is the world's leading supplier of in-flight
entertainment and communication systems. The company's best-in-class solutions, supported
by professional maintenance services, fully integrate with the cabin enabling airlines to
deliver the ultimate travel experiences with a rich variety of entertainment choices,
resulting in improved quality communication systems and solutions, reduced time-to-market
and lower overall costs.
Established in 1979, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a U.S. corporation, is a
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American
subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California with over
3,100 employees and operations in 80 locations worldwide, it serves over 200 customers
worldwide and provides IFEC systems on over 3,700 aircraft. For additional information,
please visit http://www.panasonic.aero.
Panasonic Avionics Corporation
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Thermal Engineering Associates Accepting Wafer Orders For 1mm Thermal Test Chip
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc. (TEA) announces that it is now accepting wafer orders for its new 1mm square Thermal Test Chip (TTC-1001). This new chip has many of the same advantages as the popular TEA TTC-1002 (2.5mm square) TTC. The TTC-1001 may be arrayed in many ways to create square or rectangular devices in increments of 1mm.
A single TTC-1001 chip is referred to as a 'unit cell' and. has a single 10 Ohm resistor covering nearly 70% of the cell area and a single diode for temperature measurement in the center of the chip. Wafers (6") contain more than 8,000 unit cells and may be purchased in wire bond or bumped configuration. Wafers may also be customized to include different thicknesses, surface finishes, backside metal, and array sizes.
Arrays of unit cells may be created to simulate different sizes of operational semiconductor devices. For wire bond wafers, the resistors are connected between unit cells in one direction. The diodes are connected between unit cells in a matrix configuration that allows single diode addressing by selection of X and Y-oriented connections. For bumped wafers, there is no cell-to-cell interconnection, providing the user with the ability to perform non-uniform heating of an array.
Contact TEA for order, delivery, and technical information on the TTC-1001.
About Thermal Engineering Associates:
TEA and its president, Bernie Siegal, have been providing thermal test and measurement hardware, software, and consulting services since 1973. Siegal has been chairman of the JEDEC JC15 committee and is the principle author of many MILSTD 750 thermal test methods. All major semiconductor companies, packaging companies, and many system level OEMs have utilized TEA products and/or services during its long history. Siegal is a founding member of IEEE SEMI-THERM, has delivered numerous papers and articles on thermal testing, and is frequently sought out as a lecturer and expert in the field. For more information on products and services, go to http://www.thermengr.com.
SOURCE Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc.
Thermal Engineering Associates, Inc.
CONTACT: Bill Ribble, +1-408-202-3539, email@example.com
Finland is known for its logistics expertise. Solid proof of this is its 3rd place
position in the Logistics Performance Index 2012 survey, which measures the quality of the
logistics environment and services in 155 countries from a customer perspective.
Approximately 90% of Finnish exports and around 70% of imports are carried out by sea.
Finland has a dense network of ports, which operates reliably all year round. The
country's largest general port, HaminaKotka, also serves as an important transit hub for
Russia. In air traffic, Helsinki has profiled itself as a hub between the US and Asia.
Finland is located along a number of important transport corridors, such as the Nordic
Triangle, the E-18 motorway, the Trans-Siberian railway, the Rail Baltica and the Barents
Single-window access to logistics information
Thanks to good transport connections, the logistics sector in Finland is a major
employer with a large number of operators. Various authorities, organisations and
businesses produce a wealth of logistics-related information. Challenges have arisen from
the fact that it is difficult to gain an overall picture because the information is
fragmented and difficult to get hold of. This situation was remedied with the launch of
Finland's logistics portal this spring. The portal contains, among other things, logistics
information issued by national authorities, strategies, news, statistics, surveys and
logistics service providers. Based on the one-window principle, it provides links to
various sources and original information, thus ensuring that the information is up to date
The initial comments from the users of the portal have been positive. "It's great to
have the logistics information in one place. We hope to see the information contents of
the portal broaden over time and serve international customers, in particular," says Elina
Multanen, Executive Director of Straightway Finland. The maps and logistics news found on
the front page have received a lot of praise. The news provide a good picture of what is
happening in the Finnish logistics sector. Business people have been delighted by the
comprehensive statistics and surveys and the possibility to read the page using tablets
The portal was set up by the North European Logistics Institute with regional
development funding granted by the Regional Council of Kymenlaakso.
Text: Teija Suoknuuti
Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences/North European Logistics Institute
CONTACT: Salla Kosunen, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358-40-450-9098. Teija Suoknuuti, Project Manager, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences/North European Logistics Institute, email@example.com, tel. +358-44-702-8517.
Extreme Networks Open Fabric Edge Delivers High Performance Network Solution For Enterprise Campuses
Expanded family of Edge Ethernet switches enhanced with Unified Communications support, Physical security and task automation with ExtremeXOS
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced further expansion of its Open Fabric network architecture, extending the network edge to scale for multiple services and bring advanced capabilities driven by ExtremeXOS® to the network edge, where devices and users require innovation. The Open Fabric Edge enables Unified Communications (UC), Physical Security (PhySec) systems, Audio-Video Bridging (AVB), and WLAN on a single converged network. The solution offers increased scalability (1-40GbE), reliability, advanced services and customization through an open standards approach to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for enterprises.
Extreme Networks is delivering new edge products, including switches, management and WLAN access points with enhancements to scale for the new challenges and benefits stemming from UC platforms. The Open Fabric Edge solution meets the strategic imperative of IT to embrace virtualization, mobility and advanced services.
"Traditionally the enterprise edge architecture was about device connectivity, authentication and power over Ethernet, but with its Open Fabric Edge position, Extreme Networks is heightening the return on infrastructure investment with innovations contributing to availability, automation and task enablement that the market has experienced with cloud and data center networks," said Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst and founder of ZK Research. "ExtremeXOS serves as middleware across switches at each layer, brokering intelligence and communications for convergence, mobility and SDN."
Extreme Networks is now certified for operation with market leading collaboration platforms including qualification in the Network Infrastructure Optimization program for Microsoft LyncServer 2010. The network can support every aspect of UC, including VoIP desk phones, softphones, instant messaging and video collaboration. The Open Fabric Edge also offers more flexible and scalable network access architecture, delivering intelligent mobility for Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD).
"Both IT and end-users want the collaboration and flexibility benefits of an integrated and mobile experience, be it for a web conference, a phone call or video." said BJ Haberkorn, Director Product Marketing of Microsoft Lync. "With completion of the Lync qualification, Extreme Networks, with its Open Fabric solutions, has demonstrated a network solution that is highly capable to deliver converged services and keep users and communications connected. This promotes open technologies for convergence."
Third-party integration is achieved via the ExtremeXOS operating system, supporting OpenFlow technology on Summit switches and offering customization tools and interfaces that deliver automation and application enhancements in concert with the network.
Boosting security with high performance devices, the Open Fabric Edge equips IT departments to more easily deploy high resolution cameras for PhySec in the access layer. The ExtremeXOS operating system offers tools, including new Chalet, an intuitive web-based GUI, to detect and provision IP-based cameras, using secure 802.1x authentication and QoS policies to ensure quality video.
With The Open Fabric edge, the network delivers the scale, performance and reliability that keep users connected, communicating and productive. Automation and network customization is enabled with the support of both programmable APIs, and SDN tools with OpenFlow and OpenStack. Additionally, new cost-optimized Summit X430 wired access switches and Altitude(TM) 4022 and 4522 Wireless LAN 802.11n APs allow for strategic cost-optimization deployments as the demands of the network increase.
Extreme Networks enterprise campus solution brings a range of choices and key functionality to mobilize enterprises and campus, and to respond to exploding data traffic from multiple devices and systems.
Highlights of the Open Fabric Edge Include:
-- New Summit® X430 series switches that extend the intelligence and
resiliency of the ExtremeXOS® network operating system to the converged
access edge, enabling fine grained Quality of Service (QoS), high
availability features and identity aware security in a compact, cost
-- New Summit X440 series switches include fiber optic interfaces on all
ports to physically extend the network edge. Customers can now connect
devices including cameras, phones, remote offices, and other switches at
distances up to 70km from aggregation or core switches.
-- Ridgeline(TM) 4.0 Network and Service Management Software provides an
updated graphical user interface to provide a single pane of glass view
for switches, access points and wireless controllers.
-- New Chalet is an intuitive web-based GUI for simplified PhySec operation
designed for Axis Communication IP cameras management through an Extreme
-- New Altitude 4022/4522 access points that lower the cost of deploying
and operating a secure, reliable 802.11n wireless LAN (WLAN), and
enables controller-less operations at small to medium sites by serving
as a virtual controller and coordinating the operation of up to 24
neighboring access points for mobility and QoS services.
-- ExtremeXOS modular operating system for high availability architecture
with EAPS protocol to reduce network downtime for business continuity
and access to mission-critical applications such as CRM, data warehouses
and VoIP for carrier and voice grade networks.
About Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks is a technology leader in high performance Ethernet switching for cloud, data center and mobile networks. Based in Santa Clara, CA, Extreme Networks has more than 6,000 customers in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.extremenetworks.com
Extreme Networks, Summit, the Extreme Networks logo, ExtremeXOS, Ridgeline and Altitude are trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are the property of their respective owners.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including without limitation statements as to features, performance, benefits, and integration of the products or the combined solution are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties, including network design and actual results of use of the product in different environments. We undertake no obligation to update the forward-looking information in this release. Other important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are contained in the Company's 10-Qs and 10-Ks which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (http://www.sec.gov).
HGST Launches The Industry's First 12Gb/s SAS Solid State Drives For High-Performance Enterprise Applications And Massive Data Growth
Enterprise SAS/Fibre Channel SSD Leader Produces the Industry's Highest Performance SAS SSDs for Demanding Financial and Online Transaction Processing, Cloud Computing and Big Data Environments
Industry-leading, 2.5-inch, 12Gb/s SAS SSD family includes:
- High Endurance Ultrastar(TM) SSD800MH - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 750MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 100,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and the highest endurance rating at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D) to support high-frequency trading and online transaction processing.
- Mainstream Endurance Ultrastar SSD800MM - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 70,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 800GB; and a high endurance rating at 10 full DW/D to support online gaming, big data and cloud computing.
- Read Intensive Ultrastar SSD1000MR - sequential throughput of up to 1,200MB/s read and 700MB/s write; up to 145,000 read and 20,000 sustained write IOPS; up to 1,000GB (1TB); and an endurance rating at two full DW/D to support online audio/video streaming, cloud computing and other Internet applications.
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the industry's fastest and most advanced enterprise-class, multi level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family - the Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM and Ultrastar SSD1000MR. From the market share leader in enterprise SAS/FC SSDs, these HGST drives are the first to double today's SAS interface speed. Designed for the most demanding applications where "hot" data is accessed frequently, such as high-frequency trading, online banking, cloud computing, online gaming, and big data analytics, HGST's new 12Gb/s SAS SSDs help increase input/output per second (IOPS) and improve response times to mission-critical data in cloud and traditional IT datacenters environments.
Due to their rich SCSI heritage, SAS SSDs and high performance, high capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) will continue to be the building blocks of choice for future generations of high-performance enterprise servers and storage arrays. Leveraging HGST's SSD market success, the new Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family combines enterprise-grade, 25nm, highest-endurance, MLC NAND flash memory, industry-leading performance, advanced endurance management firmware and power loss data management techniques to extend reliability, endurance and sustained performance over the life of the SSD.
Enterprise-Class MLC SSDs - A Critical Enterprise Component
Increasingly in traditional IT and cloud hyperscale datacenters an application's high-end processing functions are stored on SSDs, which are then paired with high-capacity hard disk drives (HDDs) that store the bulk of that application's less dynamic content in tiered infrastructures. This mix of high-performance SSDs and high-performance and high-capacity enterprise-class HDDs deliver greater efficiencies of scale, improved asset utilization and help lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Enterprise-class SAS SSDs and HDDs are proving to be the preferred solution for datacenter architects who have ruled out client-level SATA SSDs and desktop-class HDD combinations, which may deliver a lower price; but also can result in lower system uptimes. Likewise, putting all types of data on a high-end PCIe only infrastructure is prohibitively expensive.
Implementing a sound tiered storage strategy using HGST enterprise-class SSDs and HDDs can make a positive impact through improved service levels and cost savings. Using HGST's highly reliable, high-endurance enterprise-class SSDs rated with the industry's leading 2.0 million hours mean time between failure¹ (MTBF) specificationcan also help reduce current and long-term TCO as datacenter managers experience fewer failures, improved uptime, and receive the highest performance with improved latency and IOPS.
"SSDs along with high-performance and high-capacity HDDs are the main building blocks of choice for traditional IT and cloud hyperscale datacenters and represent a market that is expected to grow in excess of $16 billion by 2015," said Jeff Janukowicz research director, Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies at IDC. "SSDs, such as HGST's new SAS SSD family, continue to improve generation to generation to meet today's enterprise workload requirements while driving down the price points to support high I/O applications."
New HGST Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD Family: The Right Fit For High I/O Applications
As the first SSDs with 12Gb/s SAS, HGST continues to push performance limits. The new Ultrastar SSD800MH 12Gb/s SAS SSD delivers the highest sequential throughput with up to 1,200MB/s large block reads, and up to 750MB/s writes. It also delivers up to 145,000 read and 100,000 write IOPS, reaching speeds >100 times faster than HDDs, allowing rapid access to "hot" enterprise data for improved productivity and operational efficiency.
With this new generation, HGST has also improved its SSD "quality of service." Quality of service refers to how quickly and efficiently the SSD can manage and process reads and writes to the drive. Like lanes on a highway, too much data traffic can cause congestion and slow performance. In tier 0/1 enterprise applications such as high-frequency trading, every millisecond counts. As the industry leader in enterprise SSDs, HGST uses unique firmware and controller technology to significantly improve command completion time requirements. The overall result is a 50 percent improvement in latency, a 300 percent improvement in I/O per second (IOPS) writes, and a 2x - 3x faster throughput compared to the earlier generation Ultrastar SSD400S SSD. Common firmware and controller technology across HGST's enterprise-class SSD and HDD families also allows for seamless system integration and reduced qualification times.
Building solutions for the future, HGST's new SSD family comes with three endurance levels - high endurance, mainstream endurance and read-intensive endurance. Each 12Gb/s SAS SSD family delivers an optimal balance of performance, reliability, cost and endurance to meet the unique and diverse workload requirements of nearly any enterprise application. The new Ultrastar SSD800MH high-endurance SSD rates at 25 full drive writes per day (DW/D) for five years, ideal for high-frequency trading or online transaction processing. The Ultrastar SSD800MM mainstream endurance SSD rates at 10 DW/D for five years, ideal for applications such as online gaming, big data, and cloud computing. The read-intensive 1TB Ultrastar SSD1000MR SSD rates at two DW/D for five years, perfect for streaming audio/video, cloud computing and other Internet applications.
"LSI and HGST have achieved a number of key milestones, including compatibility testing of the fastest 12Gb/s SAS RAID controllers and SSDs, and are prepared to lead the industry transition and market adoption of the new 12Gb/s SAS interface standard," said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president and general manager, RAID Storage Division, LSI Corporation. "As the preferred enterprise interface of the future, 12Gb/s SAS is essential to unleashing the full performance potential of SSD storage solutions to help datacenters and cloud environments contend with massive data growth and accelerate application performance. It is also backward compatible with 6Gb/s SAS for investment protection in current SAS infrastructures."
"Our Zebi storage arrays are specifically designed with de-duplication and compression in virtualized server and desktop environments where performance and capacity are critical. Using HGST's reliable, high-performance and high-capacity SSDs and HDDs, combined with our innovative Zebi technology, gives our customers the best balance of performance, capacity, features and price," said Rob Commins, vice president of marketing, Tegile Systems. "We're proud to say that our award-winning Zebi HA2800 storage array uses HGST's SAS SSDs, and we look forward to working with HGST on this new generation of 12Gb/s SAS SSDs to deliver even more performance and capacity to our customers."
"With the industry's highest SAS SSD performance, three endurance-level options, high-capacity and proven reliability, HGST offers the most-advanced 12Gb/s SAS SSDs for the enterprise where it is critical SSDs and HDDs integrate seamlessly in tiered storage environments for optimal efficiency," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST. "Combining more than 50 years of design and qualification experience with proven HGST SAS implementation across interface hardware and firmware, HGST's new line of MLC SSDs provides simple, scalable and flexible solutions that ensure system compatibility and ease of integration into new or existing enterprise storage systems and designs."
HGST is currently qualifying its SSDs with select OEMs. Broader qualification samples are now available with channel distribution scheduled in June 2013.
Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS self-encrypting SSD models are also available, which conform to the Trusted Computing Group's Enterprise A Security Subsystem Class encryption specification, helping customers reduce the costs associated with drive retirement and extend drive life by enabling repurposing of drives.
The Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS SSD family is targeted to achieve a 0.44 percent annual failure rate (AFR) or two million hour mean-time-between-failure (MTBF), representing HGST's continued product strength. They are backed by a five-year limited warranty, or the maximum petabytes written (based on capacity). Please visit http://www.hgst.com/solid-state-drives/ for more information.
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expected availability dates for HDD products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including changes in markets, demand, global economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties listed in Western Digital's recent SEC filings, to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak on as of the date hereof, and HGST/WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
¹ MTBF target is based on a sample, aggregate population of a drive family and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under nominal operating conditions. MTBF ratings are not intended to predict an individual drive's reliability. MTBF does not constitute a warranty.
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.
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