Ubiquity Corporation has teamed up with the United States Air Force and Formula Drift to produce a 5 episode web series featuring real Air Force airmen
The series titled Drift into the Blue will feature four US Air Force Airmen and four professional Formula Drift drivers in a high-stakes competition for pride, honor, and a flight in an F-16 fighter jet
IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Studios is producing a five webisode series for the United States Air Force (USAF) in a high stakes competition for pride, honor, and a flight in an F-16 fighter jet.
Ubiquity Studios teaming with the USAF and Formula Drift(FD) are producing a five part webisode featuring real USAF airmen and professional formula drift drivers racing and vying for a coveted flight in an USAF F-16 fighter jet. The webisodes began airing last week to rave reviews and can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhsQBsTOHRE.
Episode 1 introduces the four USAF airmen, Tech Sgt. Brian Abel, Staff Sgt. Natasha Burroughs, Staff Sgt. Steven Dauck, and Sr Airman Semmi Quarles as they meet with professional Formula Drift Driver who will be teaching them how to drift. Professional FD drivers on the show include Ryan Tureck, Aurimus "Odi" Bakchis, Joon Maeng, and Tony Angelo. Follow the web series and see what happens next at http://www.youtube.com/user/Fdrift11?feature=watch.
Professional Formula Drift Driver and 10 year FD veteran Tony Angelo said, "I am super pumped for the opportunity to teach Sr. Quarles how to drift. I hope we win the flight in the F-16."
Ryan Sage Co-Founder and Vice President of Formula Drift said "We are really ecstatic to be involved in this project with USAF and Ubiquity. The project, Drift into the Blue, showcases two of our most integral partners and the result is a huge life experience for an airmen and a Formula DRIFT driver. How can you go wrong with that?"
"United States Air Force and Formula Drift have a lot in common in doing what they do; technology, teamwork and a great deal of speed. Drift into the Blue is a truly amazing series featuring some of the brightest and most talented individuals from the USAF and the expert Formula drift drivers doing what they do best-drifting. The series features footage which immerses you into the moment and makes you feel like you are driving in the car with them", said CEO of Ubiquity Chris Carmichael.
"The Air Force needs to fill over 9,000 mechanical related jobs each year and we know drifting fans are mechanically inclined. We view our Formula Drift sponsorship as a means of connecting with the millions of fans nationwide and creating brand awareness and loyalty towards the Air Force. Formula Drift will continue to be a valuable partner for the Air Force in showcasing some of the many careers the Air Force has to offer young Americans interested in speed, power, precision and teamwork. It was a truly great experience working with Ubiquity and Formula Drift on this project. The team at Ubiquity was able to tell our story while showcasing some fun driving footage. This was a great experience for all involved and we hope the Drift fans enjoy the show while learning more about what the Air Force does every day." Devin M. Washington, Major, USAF Chief, Air Force National Events Branch
Headquarters Air Force Recruiting Service
About Ubiquity Corporation (UC):
UC is a leading multimedia company focused on the intersection of broadband and wireless platforms for enhancing the digital lifestyle. With its corporate office in Irvine, CA, UC develops wireless and other digital applications and intellectual property for tablets, mobile phones and other devices. The company operates an over 30,000 sq. feet of best in class studio facilities for Transmedia/multiplatform production as well as the most advanced studio editing facilities available in Orange County, CA. UC has significant patents in mobile, video and digital applications including "video compression," broadband and wireless applications. http://www.ubiquitycorp.com
About United States Air force
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win ... in air, space and Cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations.The mission of Air Force Recruiting Services is to inspire, engage, and recruit the brightest, most competitive and diverse men and women for service in America's Air Force.
About Formula Drift
Formula DRIFT is recognized as North American's professional drifting championship series. As the first official series in North America, Formula DRIFT has taken competitive motorsports to the extreme, attracting fans and car enthusiasts from all walks of life and establishes itself as the worldwide leader for the Sport. This high-skilled, high-powered motor sport where drivers intentionally maneuver their cars into well executed, controlled sideways slides at high speeds through a marked course, has professional drivers & teams competing in seven championship competitions in 2011.
Judged on execution and style, rather than who finishes the course in the fastest time, Drifting is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and is often compared to the freestyle nature of skateboarding and motocross.
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HoneyDress.com Releases Newest Line of Custom Dresses in Time for Summer
International custom dress retailer HoneyDress.com announces the release of their latest line of wedding gowns, occasion wear and custom made dresses just in time for summer.
The company CEO also unveils secrets for women trying to select the perfect dress.
PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- International occasion wear retailer HoneyDress.com celebrates its latest line of custom and special event dresses by revealing secrets about choosing the perfect dress. Company CEO Simon Chan says the secret lies in choosing a dress that highlights a woman's best features.
"The best-dressed woman is the one who is comfortable in her dress," Chan says. "There are countless styles available, so you just have to ask yourself what makes you feel sexy and go from there. There are no real rules in fashion today."
Chan has these tips for women trying to select the best dress, whether it's a wedding dress, prom dress, cocktail dress or some other kind of special event outfit:
-- Classic A-line dresses aren't just for weddings anymore! A-line dresses
are great for almost any body shape, especially women who are
-- The rules for dress styles according to occasion are all but being
broken right now. Any dress can be right for any occasion as long as the
fabric is suitable for the event.
-- Busty women can accent their features with a scooped neckline, which
draws attention to the face without revealing too much. Women trying to
avert attention away from their bust should also avoid bodice fabric
with a high sheen because it can draw attention to the very feature they
are trying to downplay.
-- Curvy and plus-sized women should look for an empire gown, which makes
the most of curves without adding pounds. Avoid pleats and loose fabric.
-- Apple-shaped women should focus on V-necks that gather right at the
thinnest part of the waist and flair out gradually while highlighting
all their thinnest areas.
-- Simple silhouettes are perfect for tall women with a lower waist-line.
Avoid dresses with too many frills and opt for classic elegance instead.
-- Straight-lined women without a lot of curves will want a dress that
creates curves in places where they don't have them. A ball gown that
emphasizes a tiny waist and a sheath dress that flares out at the bottom
are often good choices.
-- Petite women will want a high waist-line to make their legs appear
longer and small details on the bodice to draw attention upward. Sheath
or trumpet dresses are good options.
-- Women with small busts will want extra fabric or a ruched design on the
bodice to help create curves where there aren't any.
New shoppers at HoneyDress.com will receive a $10 off coupon. The retailer is also offering up to 70 per cent off on wedding dresses, special occasion dresses (such as homecoming dresses, prom dresses, quinceanera dresses) and additional coupons for anyone who "likes" them on Facebook.
HoneyDress.com is an international dress store that specializes in custom-made dresses and offers the latest wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and special occasion dresses. The site also offers the latest in lingerie fashion so that women can not only look the part, but feel the part as well.
New "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) Service Bridges Gap Between Employee Privacy and Employer Mobile Device Management
BYOD Service Helps Organizations Manage Employee-Owned Smart Phones and Tablets and Ensures Compliance and Equitable Reimbursement for Business Use, While Retaining Privacy for Employees
WATERFORD, Wis., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Runzheimer International®, the global leader in Total Employee Mobility® solutions, announces the availability of Mobile Device Services (MDS) for Personal Devices, a "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) service that lets employees use their personal smart phones and tablets at work while ensuring device compliance, fair and accurate reimbursement, and preservation of privacy.
Runzheimer MDS for Personal Devices is a fresh approach to BYOD programs that allows employees to use their personal device for work without the need for intrusive device control. It helps organizations to establish and enforce standards for mobile devices and provides accurate reimbursement for business usage during work times pre-determined by the employer. The service gives employees the freedom to choose a mobile device that meets their personal needs and a reimbursement that fairly reflects their business costs in exchange for a commitment to comply with their organization's policy.
"Runzheimer MDS features a win-win for organizations and employees. Employees agree to remain compliant with company standards in exchange for an accurate and fair reimbursement of their business expenses. They are assured that their privacy is respected because Runzheimer is acting as the intermediary," said Matt DeWolf, Director of New Product Development. "In addition, it lets the employer implement a mobile device strategy across BYOD devices, which is nearly impossible with traditional stipend programs, and this allows companies to use their BYOD fleet as a competitive advantage."
About Runzheimer International
Founded in 1933, Runzheimer International serves 60 percent of the Fortune 500 and numerous government agencies. Recognized for providing innovative solutions relating to Total Employee Mobility®, Runzheimer is the global leader in workforce mobility programs including business vehicles, business travel, corporate aircraft, employee relocation and compensation, and mobile device management. To learn more about Runzheimer Mobile Device Services for Personal Devices, visit http://runzheimer.com/runzheimer-mds-personal.
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Equus Celebrates Opening of New, State-of-the-Art Facility in Southern California
Company Anticipates Growth of Custom-Configured Data Center Infrastructure for the Cloud and Hosting Markets
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Equus today hosted city officials, customers and employees at the grand opening of its newly expanded and updated production facility in City of Industry, Calif., a 102,000 square-foot facility featuring office and showroom space as well as an expansive production floor. Equus companies--including Equus Computing Systems, Intequus and Servers Direct--can now take advantage of the additional room and increased production capabilities to further improve the efficiency of its design and build of custom-configured servers and storage devices to meet growing customer demand from data center customers.
"Our new City of Industry facility prepares us for strong growth," said Andy Juang, president and chief executive officer of Equus. "The cloud and Internet hosting markets are growing exponentially. This new facility enables us to continue to meet the needs of the customers we serve and to grow with their business."
In addition to having the necessary space for rapid hardware development and shipment, the new facility has the capability to connect with customer data networks directly from the factory floor. This connection allows customers to image and reimage their new hardware before it even leaves the Equus facility, enabling easier installation when the products arrive at their final destination.
Equus Computing Systems delivers custom computing solutions to value added resellers (VARs), independent software vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Equus specializes in developing build-to-order computing systems to fit precise customer needs and provides end-to-end service support from installation to system repairs and maintenance.
Intequus specializes in providing custom-configured data center infrastructure for the cloud and hosting market and hardware appliances for ISVs. The company believes that unlike traditional enterprise IT, public cloud service providers and data center solutions providers do not want to pay for branded and more proprietary hardware solutions from traditional tier-one original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Instead, Intequus provides custom industry-standard Intel-based servers, storage and network appliances configured to customers' exacting standards, priced aggressively, and supported by exceptional customer service and great logistics.
Servers Direct, another division of Equus, also operates from the new facility. Since 2003, Servers Direct has provided advanced, custom server and storage systems to online IT customers.
About Equus Computer Systems
Since 1989, Equus Computer Systems has delivered custom computing solutions to VARs, ISVs, and OEMs. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees are highly motivated to seek continuous improvement to advance our efficiency and performance in our quest to satisfy customers. All products are assembled and supported in the United States. http://www.equuscs.com
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DC Universe(TM) Online Multiplayer-focused DLC Pack, "the Last Laugh," Available Today
SAN DIEGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tensions have escalated to an all time high between heroes and villains in DC Universe(TM) Online (DCUO). Today, Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) released The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, available now for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. In the largest PvP (player vs. player) content update since launch, no one is safe as Superman and The Joker encourage heroes and villains to invade The Hall of Doom and The Watchtower, as well as the player safe houses and headquarters throughout the open world. The Last Laugh also adds an all-new weapon and introduces new Legends PvP characters.
"We have taken PvP to another level in DCUO and are thrilled to see the new combat in action," said Larry Liberty, executive producer, DC Universe Online. "The multiplayer battles in The Last Laugh let heroes and villains unleash their fierce competitiveness, testing their power, potency and skill."
Along with epic multiplayer crusades, the DLC pack brings back notorious DC Universe villain The Joker for a criminally twisted new story line. The Last Laugh features voices of some of the biggest stars, including renowned voiceover actors Mark Hamill (The Joker), Adam Baldwin (Superman) and Arleen Sorkin (Harley Quinn).
"Excitement has been building, not only for the new multiplayer action The Last Laugh brings, but for the return of the all-star voice actor cast in DCUO," said Jens Andersen, creative director, DC Universe Online. "We were privileged to work with such a talented voiceover cast when we first launched and are happy to have them return to their iconic roles."
The Last Laugh includes an all-new weapon, hours of multiplayer gameplay in the Safe Houses and Headquarters, and new Legends PvP characters:
-- The Shield - Players can use this vicious new weapon to bash their
opponents, or hurl it to take them down from a distance.
-- Safe House Battles - No one is safe now that heroes and villains can
invade each other's Safe Houses in these four on four battles.
-- Graviton Technology Recovery - Players will be tasked with
retrieving cutting-edge technology from the hero and villain safe
houses. It's a mad dash to grab the most graviton singularity
-- The Rescue - Heroes must rescue hostages, while Villains will be
freeing arrested criminals from opposing Safe Houses.
-- Bomb Disposal - Stockpiles of explosives have been remotely armed by
a mischievous third party! Players must gain control of the Bomb
Squad's mech and either neutralize the bombs or use them for
-- Headquarter Battles - In this two-part crusade, 16 players - eight
heroes and eight villains - will face off for the ultimate player
reward. At the request of Superman, heroes must take over the Hall of
Doom, while villains, egged on by The Joker, will breach the Watchtower
in order to create chaos.
-- Legends Characters - The Last Laugh introduces the first Kryptonian and
Light-powered characters to Legends for multiplayer combat. Players now
have access to Green Lanterns John Stewart and Kilowog, Sinestro Corp
members Amon Sur and Arkilo, and Kryptonians Power Girl, Ursa and
DCUO'sThe Last LaughDLC pack is now available for free for the game's Legendary members and available for $9.99 USD for Free and Premium players via the PlayStation®Network in-game Marketplace, and on the PC via the DCUniverseOnline.com website.
DCUO is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Entertainment. For more information about DCUO, visit http://www.DCUniverseOnline.com.
Lex Luthor has traveled back through time with news of a dire future: While the heroes and villains spent years battling amongst themselves, Brainiac has been feeding on their powers, building strength to return to Earth and destroy humanity. To change the future, Lex has come back to set off a device that bestows super powers to thousands of every-day citizens and give humanity a fighting chance. Can Brainiac be stopped, or is this another nefarious Lex Luthor plot?
For the first time, players and fans will be able to enter the DC Universe as an active force for good or evil. A massively multiplayer experience, DC Universe Online delivers unparalleled high-energy, physics-powered combat that brings the player's extraordinary powers to life.
DC Universe Online was created in the artistic vision of legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, and set within a world created by famous DC writers including Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman.
Rated T for Teen with Mild Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence, DC Universe Online is available for PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. DCUO Legendary access is available for a $14.99 USD monthly fee.
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, Champions of Norrath®, PlanetSide®, Free Realms®,Clone Wars Adventures(TM) and DC Universe Online(TM), SOE creates, develops and provides compelling online entertainment for a variety of platforms. SOE is building on its proven legacy and pioneering the future of online worlds through creative development and inspired gameplay design for audiences of all ages. To learn more, visit http://www.soe.com.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest, Champions of Norrath, PlanetSide and Free Realms are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to such iconic DC Comics properties as Superman, Batman,Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, MAD Magazine, and Fables, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its superheroic characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing over 1,000 comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Comics is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
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RTX, The Event Where Gaming Meets The Internet, Announces First Wave Of Programming
Halo 4® Will Make Its World Hands-On Gameplay Premiere For Consumers At RTX
AUSTIN, Texas, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RTX, the two-day event where gaming meets the Internet in Austin, TX, is pleased to announce the first wave of confirmed games, exhibitors and special guests. Halo 4® will make its world hands-on gameplay premiere for consumers at RTX, giving gamers the first opportunity anywhere to play one of the most highly anticipated games of the year.
RTX is the brainchild of the great minds at Rooster Teeth, the team behind the longest running web series of all time, Red vs. Blue. Rooster Teeth created RTX to bring game companies, gamers and online video lovers together for one great weekend in Austin, TX. RTX is all about playing new games and creating new online content. This year RTX will be open to the public for the first time and will give attendees the opportunity to play games, interact with one another and sit in on panels about creating online content led by industry experts including the Rooster Teeth team. Please see below for details on the first wave of confirmed games, exhibitors and special guests at RTX.
HALO 4® First Public Hands-on Opportunity
Halo 4® marks the return of the Master Chief and the beginning of a new saga in the blockbuster franchise that has shaped entertainment history, and is slated to hit stores November 6. RTX is proud to announce that fans will have their first opportunity to play Halo 4® this year when the gameplay demo debuts to the public at the expo. Developed by 343 Industries exclusively for Xbox 360, Halo 4® takes the award-winning series in a bold new direction, delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, together with a groundbreaking multiplayer offering rooted in "Halo" fiction called "Halo Infinity Multiplayer." Attendees will get the chance to play against each other at RTX and the winners may even get a chance to play against a team of Rooster Teeth employees on the main stage in the exhibit hall.
Please see below for a list of additional exhibitors confirmed to attend RTX this year.
Keynote Speaker Freddie Wong
RTX is pleased to announce that the RTX 2012 keynote address will be given by YouTube sensation Freddie Wong, aka freddiew. Freddiew has one of the most popular channels on YouTube, with more than 3.2 million YouTube subscribers. Freddiew blends visual effects with a gaming sensibility to create videos that are unlike any other, making him a perfect fit to act as the keynote speaker at RTX.
Please see below for additional confirmed guests at RTX.
-- Button Mash Productions
-- Edge of Reality
-- Game Over Videogames
-- Game Republik
-- Glennz Tees
-- IGDA Austin
-- Minicore Studios
-- Motus Digital
-- Penny Arcade
-- Robot Entertainment
-- Saturn Rising Productions
-- Twisted Pixel
Confirmed Special Guests:
-- Rocco, Derrick, Shawn, Garrett, and Eric from Mega64
-- Hannah Hart from My Drunk Kitchen
-- Grace Helbig from Daily Grace
-- Milana and Stevie from Live Prude Girls
-- Adam Montoya, aka SeaNanners
-- Stephen Toulouse, aka Stepto
-- Ryan Wyatt from Fwiz Gaming Live
-- Jesse Cowell from Jeskid TV
-- Justine Ezarik, aka iJustine
-- Kent Nichols from blip.tv
-- Jason Saldana, the voice of "Tucker" on Red vs. Blue
-- Jenn Brown, the voice of "Agent Carolina" on Red vs. Blue
-- John Erler, the voice of "Agent North" on Red vs. Blue
-- John Reed, the voice of the "Director" on Red vs. Blue
-- Samantha Ireland, the voice of "Agent C.T." on Red vs. Blue
-- Shannon McCormick, the voice of "Agent Washington" on Red vs. Blue
-- Yomary Cruz, the voice of "Sheila the Tank" on Red vs. Blue
Weekend Passes for RTX are available for purchase online until Friday, June 22nd for $45 plus tax and fees. Once online ticket sales are closed Weekend Passes will be available for purchase at the door for $60. Children ages 6 and under get free admittance with a paying adult. Get yours now!
For the latest developments visit the RTX Facebook & Twitter and be sure to check out the RTX website for updates each Monday.
About Rooster Teeth
-- Creators of one of the most popular and longest running web series of
all-time, Red vs. Blue, now entering its tenth season.
-- Over 1 million DVDs sold.
-- Over 1 billion total video views.
-- 8th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2011.
-- 1.7 million YouTube subscribers.
-- 5 million monthly unique visitors to RoosterTeeth.com.
-- 1.4 million registered community members.
-- Most downloaded gaming podcast on iTunes.
-- 3 million monthly podcast downloads.
-- Created the first machinima broadcast on commercial television.
-- Winners of multiple awards, including the 2011 Best Animated Series from
-- Featured by hundreds of major publications and networks including MTV,
G4, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine,
Wired Magazine, and many more.
About Our Sponsors
RTX is pleased to work with a great group of sponsors for the second annual RTX including TwitchTV, Blip, Handelabra, Twisted Pixel and Smith Micro. TwitchTV, the world's largest video game broadcasting and chat community, is dedicated to connecting people around the games they love. Blip gives viewers free access to the best in original web series from professional and up-and-coming producers. Joining them is Handelabra, a truly mobile software company with a growing list of apps and products and Twisted Pixel, a studio focused on creating character-driven original games. Smith Micro Software, based in Santa Cruz County, California, develops 2D and 3D illustration and animation software including Poser for 3D Character Art and Animation. Poser was used to produce character animation content for the Red vs. Blue series.
Timesys LinuxLink Bundled with Freescale Vybrid(TM) Controller Solutions
LinuxLink PRO selected as the Linux software development system for Vybrid VF series devices
PITTSBURGH, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timesys Corporation (http://www.timesys.com), provider of the industry's most-easy-to-use and affordable embedded Linux products and expert professional services, today announced that Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is expected to offer Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition as the default software development option for its Vybrid controller solutions. With this relationship, Vybrid controller solutions customers will have access to a full featured runtime software platform, including unmetered expert support.
Timesys LinuxLink PRO Edition is the industry's first and only offering that combines the power and flexibility of both a cloud-based infrastructure and desktop environment to enable developers to design, configure and deploy a hybrid embedded Linux and RTOS platform, utilizing Freescale's MQX(TM) real-time operating system (RTOS).
Freescale Vybrid controller solutions are designed to dramatically simplify development of applications that need rich, human-machine interfaces (HMI) and connectivity, as well as deterministic real-time control and response capabilities such as building/home automation and control; industrial automation; point-of-sale systems; medical devices, such as patient monitors; smart energy equipment, including energy meters and data concentrators; and appliances. With LinuxLink PRO Edition, Freescale customers will have the ability to leverage Vybrid's unique, asymmetrical multiprocessing architecture and easily build applications using both Linux and MQX RTOS. The cloud-based, innovative architecture provides an easy-to-use wizard that dramatically simplifies the development of a comprehensive, customized software platform for a multi-OS environment. The unmetered, expert support that is included with LinuxLink PRO Edition gives customers the timely help needed to resolve any issues in building and booting their custom applications.
Vybrid controller software developers will also have access to Timesys' complete array of professional services, enabling them to significantly accelerate their development schedules and reduce overall project costs.
The LinuxLink PRO Edition for Vybrid processors includes:
-- Cloud- and desktop-based, easy-to-use system which enables developers to
configure, build, and deploy a customized, hybrid Linux/Freescale MQX
RTOS software platform
-- Eclipse-based TimeStorm IDE for target-based Linux application
development and debugging
-- Unmetered support for build and boot issues
-- Free SDKs and demo code to help jumpstart application development
-- LinuxLink Advice Engine and Update Engine to help developers stay
up-to-speed on the latest code options
-- Optional Premium Support and Software Development Services
"We are committed to providing our customers innovative solutions including hardware, software, tools and support, so they can maximize their productivity and minimize time to market," said John Weil, Segment Marketing & Operations manager for Freescale's Industrial Microcontroller & Multi-market business. "The availability of the LinuxLink PRO Edition from Timesys for Vybrid processors helps to ensure that our customers can build optimized applications using the unique architecture of the Vybrid controller series. Timesys's approach to building a custom Linux-based product is very intuitive and enables our customers to start value-add development work on their projects right away."
"Timesys has been supporting a wide variety of Freescale processors over the last few years to help engineering teams reduce development time, lower risks and the costs associated with building products around Freescale silicon," said Atul Bansal, CEO at Timesys. "Having LinuxLink as the default Linux option for Vybrid controller completely fits with our focus on providing innovative offerings designed to change how embedded Linux projects are built and delivered."
Availability: LinuxLink for Vybrid controllers will be available in December, 2012.
Timesys is the provider of LinuxLink, a high-productivity software development framework that dramatically simplifies and speeds up embedded Linux application development. The LinuxLink framework includes the Linux kernel, cross-toolchain, application development IDE, an award winning build system called Factory, a vast library of middleware packages, software stacks and libraries, documentation and expert technical support. LinuxLink enables development teams to consistently build and maintain a custom, open source embedded Linux platform through regularly updated Linux sources, proven middleware packages, and a scriptable GNU-based build environment. LinuxLink reduces the time, resources, risk and cost associated with building a product based on open source Linux. For more information, visit http://www.timesys.com.
AutoTrader.com Launches Privacy Shield Nationwide To Further Protect Private Seller Customer Privacy On AutoTrader.com
AutoTrader.com completes successful test pilot of the Privacy Shield(TM) product and will launch the product nationwide on June 15, 2012
ATLANTA, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoTrader.com, the ultimate automotive marketplace, is launching the Privacy Shield(TM) product nationwide after a successful year-long test pilot. Privacy Shield(TM) helps private sellers keep their personal contact information private, yet still connect anonymously to shoppers by telephone and email.
"Protecting our private sellers is very important to us. ControlBox is another step to providing a safe and secure selling experience," said Alex Hudmon, Director of Consumer Sales at AutoTrader.com. "We want our customers to see AutoTrader.com as an industry leader by providing tools to insure a safer marketplace."
AutoTrader.com launched the Privacy Shield(TM) product which is delivered with ControlBox technology products that puts privacy control in the hands of the sellers and provides them with tools to manage their calls and emails. In February, AutoTrader.com announced an equity investment in ControlBox.com. During the test pilot, Privacy Shield(TM) was successfully introduced in 32 percent of American markets, prompting the decision to expand the offering nation-wide starting on June 15th, 2012. Provided as part of certain private seller packages or purchased as an enhancement, Privacy Shield(TM) blocked more than 100,000 unwanted messages over a three-month period, confirming the benefits of this innovative technology to protect phone numbers and email addresses, two variables that can be used to uniquely identify an individual.
"The decision by Autotrader.com to make Privacy Shield(TM) available nationally affirms the vision and privacy philosophies of our ControlBox.com team," says an elated Steven McAuley, CEO of ControlBox.com. "We respect the fact that there is an increasing demand by individuals to control their personal information, eliminate nuisance calls and avoid online scam risks while still participating in the limitless opportunities to interact on the web."
McAuley emphasizes that the ControlBox.com contact management tools offer more than just privacy solutions, allowing sellers to assemble valuable information and organize sales leads generated from interactions with buyers. AutoTrader.com will launch the Privacy Shield(TM) nationwide on June 15, 2012 and McAuley says this support and increased exposure will promote further product innovations.
To access the Privacy Shield(TM) contact management tools visit the AutoTrader.com site, click on the Manage Your Ad center and follow the Messages Tab(TM) to take advantage of the two distinct privacy functions protecting personal phone numbers and personal email addresses.
1. Phone Numbers: A masked local phone number is provided to conceal
personal contact information and interested buyers connect using the
ControlBox.com telephone system's interactive voice response system (IVR)
that is fortified by security protocols to identify and block
telemarketers and fraudsters. The sellers also have the option to
selectively block certain individuals from contacting them and are
provided with a record of contacts, including call recordings, to help
stay organized throughout the selling process.
2. Email: The email addresses of private parties remain anonymous and secure
email communication is safeguarded by Privacy Shield (TM)to prevent email
Atlanta-based AutoTrader.com, created in 1997, is the Internet's ultimate automotive marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new cars, used cars and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. The company also provides a robust suite of software tools for dealers and manufacturers to help them manage and market their vehicle inventory and display advertising on the Internet. AutoTrader.com continues to grow key business metrics, including revenue, profitability and site traffic. Today, AutoTrader.com attracts millions of unique monthly visitors who utilize the site to review descriptions, photos and videos of vehicles for sale; research and compare vehicles; review pricing and specials; and read auto-related content like buying and selling tips and editorial coverage of major auto shows and automotive trends. AutoTrader.com operates one other auto marketing brand, AutoTraderClassics.com. AutoTrader.com also owns used vehicle management software company vAuto, Kelley Blue Book (Kbb.com), HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of online inventory management and merchandising solutions for the automotive retail industry and VinSolutions, a leading provider of end-to-end solution platforms for dealers. AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Providence Equity Partners is a 25 percent owner of the company and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more information, please visit http://www.autotrader.com.
ControlBox.com LLC provides telephone and email communication privacy products with extra layers of security as well as powerful conversation management tools that allow consumers to take control of their interactions, whether looking to buy, sell or connect on the Internet.ControlBox.com LLC was started in 2010 by founder and CEO Steven J. McAuley, a veteran auto industry executive who together with a team of technologists built proprietary Secure Messaging(TM) products to keep the personal contact information of Sellers and Buyer private while still allowing them to connect confidently. In May 2012, ControlBox was selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award http://www.redherring.com/, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising and innovative North American private technology ventures.
Receive MyForce - The Mobile Bodyguard - Free For 30 Days
The Safety Service Also Launches Refer-a-Friend Program
DENVER, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MyForce--the mobile bodyguard that arms users against danger with one touch sent from any iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone --is now offering its service at no cost for 30 days risk-free to all new subscribers. MyForce's service is currently available for a monthly or yearly subscription. The risk-free 30-day trial was implemented by MyForce as a way for new or curious individuals to experience the seamless functionality, develop their online safety profile, and try the service before fully committing to a monthly or yearly subscription.
In addition to the trial period, MyForce is launching a refer-a-friend program which allows subscribers to earn a $30 gift card to Amazon, PayPal, iTunes or Starbucks when a friend purchases an annual subscription through their referral. The friend will also receive $30 off the first year of an annual subscription.
To subscribe to MyForce, simply visit MyForce.com and click "Register Now." Register a monthly term for $11.99 or an annual term for $119.99. Each additional annual subscription is $69.99.
MyForce is the mobile bodyguard that arms users against danger with one touch sent from any iPhone, Android or BlackBerry smartphone, and works across all carrier networks. MyForce gives users confidence and security against threats and provides families with freedom from worry. The MyForce service is available on a monthly or annual subscription. MyForce has successfully passed AT&T's Enterprise Software Certification Program confirming that the solution's performance, user interface, data integrity, application security and data transmission all meet or exceed AT&T usability guidelines.
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While attending this year's Mobile Learning Conference and Expo (mLearnCon), CourseAvenue announced the launch of its revolutionary new OneCourse solution for mobile learning. OneCourse allows anyone to build learning content that will run on any computing device - desktops, laptops, smart phones, and tablets - without having to build a different course version for each device.
The use of smart phones and tablets is exploding. People want to use mobile devices to do anything, including training. They don't want to be forced to take training only on their desktops. However, there's a problem. Mobile devices require HTML5 to display media while Microsoft users cannot display HTML5 content. The response until now? Build a different course version for desktops and each mobile device.
CourseAvenue's OneCourse solves this problem. Coursesbuilt using OneCourse will run on both Flash and HTML5 devices. This eliminates the need to build and maintain different versions of a course, saving both time and money. With OneCourse, people can start a course on their desktop and finish it on their phone or tablet without losing any content or functionality. Moreover, learning managers can build a course faster and cheaper without worrying about tracking different versions. OneCourse also provides the interactive features of mobile devices as well, including swipe gestures.
OneCourse is the only commercially available option that brings platform, device, and communication independence to learning content. OneCourse helps companies and organizations stay relevant, save money, and provide flexibility in learning with content that can be accessed at any time, anywhere, on any device. It is convenient for the learner and saves both time and money for the organization.
CourseAvenue will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 27th 2012 at 10 o'clock a.m. CST that will share more about their vision for enabling large-scale mobile learning. You can register at the following link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/323912818
CourseAvenue is a leader in learning software services. CourseAvenue specializes in helping government agencies, commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individual authors design and implement engaging and effective human capital development strategies and training programs. For more information about CourseAvenue's award-winning software and services, please visit http://www.CourseAvenue.com or call 866-594-1296.
Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Roadtrip Video Recorder
NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 164-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Roadtrip Video Recorder, a video camera that sets up in a car and provides hands-free visual and audio documentation of travels.
The Roadtrip Video Recorder has a suction cup mount that attaches to a window or the dashboard and the device records color video at 640 x 480 resolution.
"The Roadtrip Video Recorder enables travelers to record their journeys while eliminating the hassle of constantly holding or adjusting a video camera," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.
The unit's lens has a 120 degree viewing angle, an 8X zoom, and integrated motion detection that automatically prompts the video camera to begin recording when the car is moving.
The Roadtrip Video Recorder has a 2.4" LCD viewfinder that rotates 270 degrees, enabling travelers to monitor what's being recorded or view stored video, and four infrared LEDs allow nighttime video recording. The video files are recorded in AVI format and stored on the included 2 GB SD card (supports up to a 32 GB SD card that records up to three hours of video).
The Roadtrip Video Recorder's battery provides up to two hours of video recording after a two-hour charge via the car outlet, and the device also captures still photographs.
The Roadtrip Video Recorder is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $129.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/81555 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.
American Airlines Supports Kids in Need Program Through AAdvantage Facebook Sweepstakes
Summer Miles Challenge Offers Chances to Win 100,000 AAdvantage Miles
FORT WORTH, Texas, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the American Airlines AAdvantage® program now have a new opportunity to contribute to a noble cause while simultaneously bumping up their mileage balances. American today announces the Summer Miles Challenge directly supporting the American Airlines Kids in Need(SM) program, which provides worldwide support to improve the quality of life for children and families with a variety of medical, educational and social service needs.
To participate, AAdvantage members simply register for the challenge with their AAdvantage number and earn 100 AAdvantage miles. For every registration, American Airlines makes a donation to Miles for Kids in Need®. In addition, American will donate a mile for every "share" on Facebook and Twitter.
Registrants are automatically entered into a larger sweepstakes where they have the chance to win up to 100,000 AAdvantage miles. Winners are selected as the number of registrants reaches mileage thresholds - and every time a sweepstakes winner is selected, American Airlines will donate the same number of miles to Miles for Kids in Need.
"The Summer Miles Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for current and potential AAdvantage members to stay engaged with us while making a difference in the lives of children around the world," said Suzanne Rubin, President - AAdvantage Loyalty Program. "American's Kids in Need program generously helps numerous organizations provide critical services to hundreds of children and their families each year, and I'm proud we can support them through this offer."
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle® and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
Rand McNally and RVDA Team Up to Provide Dealer and Service Location Information to RV Enthusiasts
Products and applications include ability to find and route to RVDA member locations
SKOKIE, Ill., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand McNally and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of North America (RVDA) are working together to provide RVers easy access to RV dealers and service providers across a variety of platforms. The information, available this summer, will be included in new mobile phone apps and website maps and directions, as well as on board Rand McNally's TripMaker® RVND(TM) GPS units.
"RVers have unique service needs while on the road; providing RV dealer information across North America in a variety of formats will certainly assist them whether it's an emergency or a routine visit," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally. "RVers will be assured of top-tier service provided by RVDA member organizations."
As part of their agreement, Rand McNally will develop a dealer-locator application for iOS and Android mobile phones. The app will enable RVers to quickly access a listing of nearby RVDA member dealers across the U.S. and Canada. Each listing will include critical information such as hours of operation, contact information, and services provided, as well as up-to-the-minute deals and specials available. Marketed by RVDA to their membership, this app will be available mid-summer, 2012.
RVDA dealer information also will be provided in Rand McNally's TripMaker® RVND(TM) line of GPS devices - the first navigation units designed specifically for RVers. The RVND(TM) product provides RV-specific navigation, as well as services that RVers need while on the road such as campgrounds, pet-friendly locations, rest stops and service centers. The RVDA information will be available on GPS units shipping later this summer and as a download for current owners of the product.
In addition, RVDA dealer information will be integrated into Rand McNally's Best of the Road® website, "Best of RVing" microsite, and into maps and directions on randmcnally.com. Best of RVing (bestoftheroad.com/rv), launched in May, provides content designed to engage and inspire RVers, offering a variety of information for the experienced and novice RVer.
"We are excited to be working with Rand McNally, a trusted source of maps, directions, and navigation content to provide applications and information that is critical to the on-the-road experience. The applications will enable RV enthusiasts to quickly access the information they need in a variety of formats - through phone, online, and navigation products," stated RVDA Chairman of the Board Andy Heck of Alpin Haus, in Amsterdam, NY.
RVDA member dealers will be able to easily update their entries via an online portal specifically designed for the program. Updates will be regularly provided to all products and applications.
About Rand McNally - Rand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content. Rand McNally's products and services include: Road travel review site bestoftheroad.com; Interactive travel referral service, tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; and TripMaker® RVND(TM) GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC and the TND(TM) 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom. Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. randmcnally.com
Rand McNally, IntelliRoute, and Best of the Road are registered trademarks and RVND and TND are trademarks of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.
About RVDA - RVDA is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators, and RV AfterMarket sales and service locations. Visit RVDA at http://www.rvda.org.
Digicel Launches World's First Biometric Identification System For International Money Transfers
- Digicel Pacific today set a new standard for Money Transfers in the Pacific with the introduction of the first integrated point-of-sale (POS) to mobile wallet solution to use fingerprint technology
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digicel Pacific Limited, a mobile network operator across the Pacific and a division of Digicel Group, today announced it is deploying biometric enabled payment systems into stores in New Zealand to offer its Digicel Mobile Money customers a more convenient way to send money home to the Pacific.
The new system enables customers sending money home to register just once and record their fingerprint as permanent identification within the Digicel system. From that point on, existing customers simply scan their fingerprint at the VeriFone terminal to retrieve their details and make a new transaction - even if they registered at another store.
Regulators in New Zealand require that photo ID is recorded each time an international money transfer is made in order to satisfy Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. The new fingerprint technology avoids the need for customers to provide identification each time they transact which means no forms to fill in and less time spent at the counter.
Darren McLean, Regional Commercial Director at Digicel Pacific, said; "KYC is an important requirement, but it takes time and means that customers must bring photo ID with them every time they want to send money. We set out to deliver a service that dramatically improved the speed and convenience for our customers and I am delighted that we have achieved our objective. Our new service is now the fastest way to send money to the Pacific."
"When you add in Bill Payments, Top Up, the speed and the lowest send money fees in the market, we have a very smart product that addresses a real need in the community. This month, we also provided shops in Tonga with VeriFone contactless payment terminals so families can use their transfers instantly to buy groceries, pay bills, or top up - they don't have to travel to get their money out anymore. We believe our service will completely transform how our customers send money home," he continued.
Digicel Mobile Money (DMM) is a service in use in five countries in the Pacific. It turns a subscriber's mobile phone into a wallet, enabling them to store money, send money to each other, pay bills and top up with airtime. Last year Digicel launched a web-based extension to the service to enable customers in New Zealand and Australia to instantly send money home to Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
Earlier this month Digicel announced that it had partnered with VeriFone mWallet to introduce Beep and Go, the world's first fully inclusive NFC service in the Kingdom of Tonga. Using NFC tags linked to mobile numbers and contactless payment devices, Digicel customers are able to pay for goods with a simple tap of their phone at 50 merchants in the capital of Nuku'alofa.
For further information please contact:
Annie Smith, Head of Mobile Financial Services at Digicel Pacific, +679 701 5736
Digicel Pacific Limited (Digicel) is a Mobile Network Operator across six markets in the Pacific and part of Digicel Group. Digicel Group has over 12 million customers across its 31 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific.
Since its launch in the Pacific in November 2006, Digicel has become the fastest-growing mobile operator in the Pacific, with current operations in Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
With Digicel Mobile Money you can Send Money or Top Up to any Digicel phone in Samoa, Tonga or Fiji. You can even pay bills back home from your armchair in NZ or Australia. It only takes a few clicks to deposit money using internet banking and you can transfer back home instantly. Plus the low fees and great exchange rates mean that you save money or your family gets more. Digicel has more agents in Samoa, Tonga and Fiji so there are more places to collect or spend money. Receivers can buy Top Up, pay bills or make purchases all from their Digicel phone.
KlickEx Corporation provides currency exchange services for mobile network operators and banks, with a specific focus on personal remittances. It's web and mobile wallet services, encompassing Send Money, Top-Up and Bill Pay, are delivered to and through partners and provide low cost, fast, secure and convenient remittance services for people sending money across borders to family and friends.
Tracfone Wireless, Inc. Assumes Control of Simple Mobile
Step Follows May 10th Announcement by America Movil About Simple Mobile Acquisition
MIAMI, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TracFone Wireless, Inc., America's Number 1 no-contract cell phone provider, announced that, effective Monday, it completed its purchase of Simple Mobile, one of T-Mobile's largest mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the United States.
TracFone will continue to provide service to over one million customers of Simple Mobile, offering such services as a $40 Unlimited Everything SIM-only program.
The step further consolidates TracFone's leadership position in the SIM-only space. TracFone currently offers a "Bring Your Own Phone" SIM card option for its Straight Talk® and NET10® services.
The Simple Mobile acquisition also provides TracFone with several firsts, including a 4G offer, Mobile Broadband, and also Blackberry service.
On May 10, 2012, America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. announced that it had signed an agreement to purchase 100 percent of the operations of Simple Mobile.
TracFone Wireless, Inc. is a subsidiary of America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. ("AMX") (BMV: AMX; NYSE: AMX; Nasdaq: AMOV; LATIBEX: XAMXL), AMX is the leading provider of wireless services in Latin America. As of March 31, 2012, it had 246 million wireless subscribers -- more wireless customers than AT&T and Verizon combined -- and 59.7 million fixed revenue generating units in the Americas.
SOURCE Tracfone Wireless, Inc. and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.
Tracfone Wireless, Inc. and America Movil S.A.B. de C.V.
Servhawk Launches Servhawk.com, First Cloud-based Server Energy Analytics Solution
Unique approach to improving efficiencies and reducing cost in server environments
MCLEAN, Va., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Servhawk(TM), the only data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution provider entirely focused on servers, announced today that its server energy analytics technology is now available in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) package, called Servhawk.com.
Denis Yaro, Servhawk CEO, said, "Data centers exist to support IT services, and those services run on servers. Focusing 100% on servers is how we contribute to enabling efficiency in data centers."
In its Enterprise Server Technology Program 2012, IDC reported a worldwide installed base of approximately 33.5 million volume servers at the end of 2011. Those servers consume space, power and other resources and are typically underutilized. Servhawk.com provides the ability to organize a server inventory (both physical and virtual), analyze server productivity and identify opportunities to save on energy consumption and overall cost.
The Servhawk.com solution makes it easy for a user to get started and quickly see the results of Servhawk's analytics, including energy, space and server vintage factors. Server productivity metrics and grading clearly point the way to efficiency improvements, such as technology refresh, decommissioning, consolidation, virtualization and cloud rationalization.
Yaro added, "Any IT organization with more than a few dozen servers has ample opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce cost. Servhawk.com is inexpensive, non-intrusive and non-disruptive, making it easy to identify and quantify those opportunities."
Servhawk.com is available now, and the company offers a free 30-day trial. On an ongoing basis, Servhawk.com prices out at roughly $1 per server per month.
Servhawk(TM) LLC, founded in 2010 and based in McLean, VA, is a server-focused DCIM software technology company led by experienced IT professionals with strong track records of delivering innovative IT management solutions.
Contact: Brian Bailey or Denis Yaro
(703) 382-0148 (703) 382-0148
BBVA Compass Announces Launch Of Enhanced Android App
-Graphically rich Android app helps customers better manage their finances
-BBVA Compass innovates by offering in-app enrollment in mobile banking
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today launched an enhanced version of its free Android app, which now allows users to pay bills as well as view check images, transaction receipts, account charts and payments.
Version 2.0 also allows users who weren't using online banking to enroll directly from the app.
"We're using technology to create banking solutions that are simple and convenient," said Alex Carriles, executive vice president and director of Mobile Strategy and Retail Innovation at BBVA Compass. "The new app gives users a fast and easy way to manage their BBVA Compass accounts in a visually enhanced setting. It brings the user experience to a whole new level."
The Android app was upgraded to respond to customer feedback and also to incorporate more innovative technology. As part of BBVA Compass' strategy to align the functionality and the look-and-feel of all of their mobile apps, its graphical design is consistent with the iPhone 2.0 mobile banking app that was released in March.
"Mobile banking is growing and evolving at a rapid pace," Carriles said. "Because this new app is based on an exclusive in-house development, we will be able to add more features, more frequently. There are many things that our customers would like to see in our apps, and we have heard them loud and clear, and nearly every feature they have requested, and more, will be added to our apps throughout this year."
BBVA Compass first released its Android app in 2010, allowing customers to retrieve balances, review transactions, transfer funds and locate branches. Over the last two years, the bank's Mobile Strategies team has launched native apps for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, iPad and PlayBook.
To download the free BBVA Compass Android mobile banking app, visit Google Play and search for BBVA Compass, or text the word android to 4BBVA (42282).
About BBVA Group
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared to high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA ranks among the leading eurozone banks in terms of ROE and efficiency. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The group is present in the main sustainability indexes.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches, including 371 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading Small Business Administration lenders and was named retail bank "Brand of the Year" by a Harris Poll EquiTrend® study in 2011. Additional information concerning BBVA Compass can be found on our website, http://www.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank. Compass Bank, member FDIC.
Polar Releases H7, a Preeminent Wireless Heart Rate Sensor with Bluetooth Smart
New Sensor Provides Accurate Heart Rate for the Tech Savvy
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polar (http://www.polarusa.com), the leader in heart rate monitoring and fitness assessment technologies, today introduced the new Polar H7 heart rate sensor, one of the first to use low energy Bluetooth(®) Smart technology in wireless heart rate transmission.
Polar is at the forefront of the Bluetooth Smart standard adoption, the first truly open standard for manufacturers and application developers of low power devices. At the 2012 International CES Exhibition, the company was named one of the finalists in the 7th annual Bluetooth SIG Best of CES Awards program, which represents the latest, most innovative products using Bluetooth technology.
"We're excited to be a pioneer in this market. We authored the heart rate profile for Bluetooth Smart along with the other Bluetooth companies. We expect that products like the H7 will become compatible with more and more applications every day. The H7 will allow the masses to experience the benefits of heart rate for the first time thanks to the Bluetooth Smart open standard," said Marco Suvilaakso, Group Product Director at Polar. "The smartphone market is huge and we're anticipating that by the end of 2012 most new smartphones and many tablets will support Bluetooth Smartready devices. The opportunities appear to be endless, especially for the sports and fitness world."
Using the Bluetooth Smart standard, which offers low energy consumption, the H7 will easily pick up the correct user's heart rate and will have a longer battery life.
With the H7 heart rate sensor, users can see their real-time heart rate on compatible mobile training applications and make the most of every workout by determining their training intensity while exercising. Using the data recorded during a workout, users can analyze and share their workouts wirelessly via mobile training applications in smartphones, tablets or any Bluetooth Smart ready devices including the iPhone 4S. H7 can also communicate with Polar compatible fitness equipment & Polar 5kHz units.
Worn around the chest during exercise, the H7 seamlessly adapts to every body shape, bringing full freedom of movement to training sessions. The chest strap is the most reliable heart rate measurement method and performs consistently even during the most intense workouts.
"The Polar H7 heart rate sensor is a great addition to our product portfolio as it gives ECG-accurate heart rate to any Bluetooth Smart ready device. This greatly expands the possibilities of heart rate tracking, ranging from fitness assessment to a new dimension in video games," says Matti Rautiainen, Accessories Segment Manager for Polar. "Also, Bluetooth Smart technology makes it quick and easy to add heart rate to your smartphone. It will allow you to track your training and help you exercise at the desired intensity to get the exact training effect you're looking for."
-- Ability to see heart rate on smart phone during training
-- Bluetooth Smart transmission technology: low energy consumption
-- Transmission range: 10+ meters
-- User changeable battery
-- Total operating time around 200 hours
-- New soft strap
-- Compatible today with the iPhone 4S
Compatible Polar Products:
-- Compatible with all wrist units using 5kHz:
-- FT1, 2, 4, 7, 40, 60, 80
-- RS100, 300, 400
-- CS100, 200cad, 300
-- Note: The H7 is NOT compatible with W.I.N.D., Cardio GX and Team 2
The H7 ($79.95) is now available as an accessory set with user manual through authorized Polar USA retail and specialty shops, online, and in select fitness facilities.
Headquartered in Lake Success, NY, Polar USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Finland-based Polar Electro OY, which invented the first wireless heart rate monitor (HRM) in 1977. Polar now operates internationally in more than 80 countries and its products are sold through 35,000 retailers globally. Polar heart rate and fitness assessment technology delivers unparalleled insight into the human body from valuable training guidance and feedback, to enabling individuals to improve their fitness level and sports performance. Polar technology is key to the success of leading fitness facilities, athletic teams, corporate wellness facilities, health insurance providers and thousands of physical education programs around the world. Today, Polar training computers are the number one choice among consumers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.polarusa.com.
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Kathleen Reynolds Maria Martinez
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Exalt Microwave Backhaul Systems Connect Emergency Communications for Rock County, Wisconsin
Rock County Communications Center relies on Exalt to unify land mobile radio, voice, mobile data, and Wi-Fi hotspot services for first responders while cutting costs
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Exalt Communications today announced that the Rock County Communications Center in Rock County, WI is using Exalt microwave backhaul systems to unify emergency communications services across the county's 720 square miles and enable the center to quickly migrate its backhaul network to all-digital while dramatically reducing equipment costs.
The center supports 26 police, fire, and EMS agencies and is the only CALEA-accredited center in the state of Wisconsin (Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies). The Exalt backhaul network supports voice, mobile data, Wi-Fi hotspot services, and the center's new P25 land mobile radio (LMR) system from Raytheon. The network is built on Exalt ExtendAir all-outdoor microwave systems using the 4.9 GHz and 18 GHz frequency bands, and supports most sites at 100 Mbps. Exalt partner General Communications installed the network, helping the center meet the rigorous uptime and resiliency requirements to maintain its longstanding CALEA accreditation.
"Exalt's engineering recommendations have always been right, so we decided to use Exalt systems to replace our old T1 lines to save money, provide more stable connectivity, and do more with increased bandwidth," said David Sleeter, director of the Rock County Communications Center. "We expect five 9s of uptime, and we've gotten it. Right now we're working to migrate all our backhaul traffic to IP with the same uptime and reliability we've grown to expect from Exalt. That work is planned for this summer, and in the future, we see it supporting new services like in-car video for our police force."
"Government regulations are pushing public safety agencies to unify their communications infrastructures with an eye toward system interoperability, but this creates new challenges for reliability, redundancy, and cost," said Mark Davis, Exalt sr. director of product marketing. "For agencies like the Rock County Communications Center, one infrastructure has to serve it all. If the backhaul network goes down, they can't rely on switching over to separate fire or police systems. We built Exalt systems to meet this challenge and deliver the stringent performance, security, and network availability requirements of public safety agencies while decreasing their backhaul network costs."
About Exalt Communications
Exalt Communications provides next-generation microwave backhaul systems to mobile operators, service providers, government agencies, and enterprises worldwide. Exalt systems are designed to solve the network bottlenecks associated with the growing demand for IP-based voice, data, and video applications and the resulting migration from TDM to IP-based networks. With a flexible architecture and universal product platform covering multiple market segments, Exalt provides a full range of microwave backhaul systems that meet the demand for cost-effective and flexible alternatives to fiber and leased lines. http://www.exaltcom.com
For further information, contact:
Pamela Valentine Paul Roberts
Vice President, Marketing Outbound & Channel Davies Murphy Group, Inc.
Exalt Communications Inc. (781) 418-2418
(408) 688-0288 firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE Exalt Communications
FEASTERVILLE-TREVOSE, Pa., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania-based Internet Retailer, Hart to Hart Online Ventures LLC, today introduced its new online pet store at http://www.HartToHartPetStore.com.
Founder and President of Hart to Hart Online Ventures, Sarajane Hart, states, "We've always been fond of household pets, so naturally we're excited to launch this site, where other household pet owners can connect, browse, and shop."
Hart to Hart Online Ventures was founded just this past year and is committed to providing household pet owners with a one stop shop for high quality, safe, and affordable pet supplies. Through its new website, HartToHartPetStore.com, the Company sells competitively priced products including beds, bowls, feeders, cat furniture, dog ramps and steps, dog houses, exercise pens, pet clippers, training collars, carriers, bark control devices, flea control, pet doors, gates, and more.
Product categories are updated periodically as new products are introduced. Through its "Gift Registry" section, HartToHartPetStore.com presents a new way of purchasing items for pets. Hart added, "Many household pet owners consider their pet a member of the family. First time pet owners will find a lot to appreciate while shopping with us; while more experienced owners will seek different approaches to growing closer to their pets."
HartToHartPetStore.com is an e-commerce website and accepts Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Items purchased can be shipped anywhere in the United States and Canada. For multiple product orders, the company makes every attempt to ship all products contained in the order at the same time for economical shipping.
4Videosoft MP4 Converter - The Best Solution When Converting Videos to MP4 Files
BEIJING, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- MP4 is a very common video format that can be played on iPad, iPhone, PSP and other portable devices. To help users fully enjoy MP4 movies on their player, 4Videosoft releases the professional MP4 converting tool MP4 Converter to assist users in converting all popular video formats to MP4.
4Videosoft MP4 Converter is an advanced and specially designed MP4 video converter which has the ability to convert AVI, WMV, MOV, VOB, MPEG, MTS, H.264, MKV, FLV, SWF and other general videos and HD videos to MP4 format enabling you to play them on your iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4S, Creative Zen, HTC, BlackBerry, Xbox, etc. It also allows you to extract audio in MP3, AAC, etc. files from video files and convert between audio formats so you can listen to your favorite music leisurely. Versatile editing features recreates the output MP4 video according to your needs as which includes features like Effect, Trim, Crop, Merge, Watermark, Deinterlacing, etc. The advanced NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) and AMD APP GPU processing acceleration technology substantially accelerates the video converting speed 6X faster with excellent output image and sound quality.
Using this MP4 Converter, detailed video and audio parameters are offered for you to preset according to your preferences before converting videos to MP4, such as Video Encoder, Resolution, Frame Rate, Video Bitrate as well as Audio Encoder, Sample Rate, Channels and Audio Bitrate. All these settings can be saved as the user-defined profile for your future use.
4Videosoft MP4 Converter is the smart and user-friendly software with intuitive interface and simple operating process, which is easy to use even for beginners. Additionally, it is available only for $34.95. You can learn more information and get the free trial version from the following website: http://www.4videosoft.com/mp4-converter.html.
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Game Insight Announces Release Of Mystery Manor For Android
GAME INSIGHT'S TOP-GROSSING IPAD HIDDEN OBJECT GAME MAKES ITS DEBUT ON ANDROID
MOSCOW and SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Game Insight, a global leader in publishing and developing mobile and social games, has unveiled the newest version of its hugely popular game Mystery Manor on Android. This free-to-play hidden object game was previously released on iPad, where it quickly became a #1 top-grossing app in the US and worldwide.
In Mystery Manor, players must explore dozens of rooms in the dark and mysterious mansion belonging to the enigmatic Mister X. This shadowy figure once presided over his domain as a benevolent influence, but his sudden disappearance has thrown his estate into disarray. Players must solve the mystery of the manor and track down Mister X before it's too late!
During their quest for the truth, players explore the manor, room by room, to unearth hidden objects before time runs out. Fortunately, they can make use of helpful items, such as flashlights and hint collections, to help them on their journey. Eagle-eyed players can compile entire collections of rare items, such as apparel sets, as rewards for solving the game's fiendishly clever puzzles. The game offers nearly endless gameplay with a huge world to explore that offers dozens of quests and side-stories to unearth.
Mystery Manor offers challenging, brain-teasing hidden-object puzzles in a highly accessible, easy-to-pick-up format. Find out what countless other detectives from around the world have already discovered and begin your investigation on Google Play today!
About Game Insight
Founded in 2010, Game Insight is a global leader in mobile and social mobile gaming with focus on both development and publishing of top-quality titles. The company's portfolio of games serves all major platforms, including iOS, Android, social, and Web. All titles are released worldwide with localization in 17 languages. Original IPs are created and developed by Game Insight's internal network of more than 300 developers, with external publishing opportunities for valued partner studios. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia with additional publishing offices in San Francisco, CA. Find more information on Game Insight at the official Web site: http://www.game-insight.com/
Maxim Introduces Third-Generation TINI® Power SoC Chipset for Smaller, Thinner, and More Energy-Efficient Smartphones
New TINI Power SoC chipset is optimized for the Exynos 4412 applications processor and powers the Galaxy S III.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) announced that its newest Power SoC chipset in the Galaxy S® III operates with the Exynos 4412 quad-core applications processor to provide a smaller, much thinner, and significantly more efficient smartphone.
Maxim's newest Power SoC chipset covers all power management, charging, and USB multiplexing needs. It provides an optimized balance between size and flexibility to power the Samsung® applications processor and baseband processor. It maximizes battery usage and enhances USB connectivity. Managing the power for upwards of 60 channels, the chipset offers up to 20 percent more conversion efficiency compared to the previous generation. Maxim's unique Green Mode regulators and subregulation architecture, along with the company's proprietary low-power, submicron geometry process, extend standby and active battery life. The chipset also enables fastest battery charging with minimal heat generation. High integration and advanced design techniques reduce the size, thickness, and number of external components so smartphones become even thinner.
-- One Power SoC is optimized to efficiently power the Exynos 4412
-- The second Power SoC powers the LTE (4G) baseband processor for faster,
more reliable data and voice.
-- The third Power SoC provides numerous integrated functions, including a
battery charger, a haptic motor driver, high-accuracy ModelGauge®
technology that maximizes battery usage, and the ability to use a single
USB connector for charging or connecting accessories.
-- "Customers are demanding the smallest possible, most-efficient power
solution, so end users can enjoy all-day use of the latest multimedia
features," said Chae Lee, Senior Vice President, Mobility Group at Maxim
Integrated Products. "Our Power SoC enables a 30 percent reduction in
power solution size, while increasing efficiency by up to 20 percent
compared to the previous generation."
Customers interested in using the Power SoC chipset to develop highly integrated smartphones should contact their Maxim sales representative. For more information about TINI Power SoCs, click here.
About Maxim Integrated Products
Maxim makes highly integrated analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. Maxim reported revenue of approximately $2.5 billion for fiscal 2011. For more information, go to http://www.maxim-ic.com.
ModelGauge is a trademark and TINI is a registered trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Neudesic and MadCap Partner to Deliver the Power of Social Collaboration to Technical Communicators
Partnership marks launch of new Neudesic ISV OEM program
IRVINE, Calif. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neudesic, maker of the innovative enterprise social collaboration software Neudesic Pulse, and MadCap Software, Inc., the leader in multi-channel content authoring, today announced a new partnership to create a complete social layer for content authors and documentation specialists.
The new partnership also signifies the launch of Neudesic's ISV OEM program for Pulse, which will enable more companies to share the benefits of Pulse with their clients across an unlimited range of industries and software.
"Neudesic's approach to enterprise social has always been to allow organizations to take advantage of the benefits of social software within their existing work streams," said Ramin Vosough, vice president of Neudesic Products. "This first-of-its-kind offering for Independent Software Vendors extends our core belief that enterprise social should be embedded in the systems people are already using -- not a separate standalone silo. By using our 'Powered by Neudesic Pulse' offering, partners can now embed the full feature set of Neudesic Pulse into their branded products."
Neudesic and MadCap, leaders in their respective fields, are joining forces to create MadCap Pulse, the first documentation-centric social collaboration platform that enables technical authors to connect, collaborate and share knowledge with fellow authors, employees and also customers. The partnership will now provide a solution for MadCap's customers worldwide to create a social layer around their documentation, creating a real-time feedback community to strengthen their ability to work together.
"Today's business demands require enterprise social networking providers to quickly adapt to meet the needs, focus and priorities of their customers," said Nikos Drakos, research director, Gartner. "We expect the market to demand more integrated, customized solutions and more joint offerings between enterprise social service providers and specialized software vendors."
"MadCap's customers rely on us to make sure they stay ahead of the curve and have the most advanced authoring tools and technologies available," said MadCap chief executive Anthony Olivier. "By giving our customers access to the advanced socially-enabled features of Pulse, we help ensure they maximize the value of social collaboration to stay ahead of the competition in not only documentation quality but customer experience."
"Neudesic Pulse adds a social layer that drives results because it allows users to collaborate and communicate where and how they want," said Neudesic chief executive Parsa Rohani. "With a social layer added to MadCap's leading content platforms, technical authors and documentation specialists will be able to create communities to share expertise and deliver faster and better results."
Neudesic and MadCap are jointly committed to the success of customers who invest in MadCap Pulse.
Neudesic recently launched Neudesic Pulse 3.0, which strengthened its integration with Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Pulse supports direct upload to SharePoint so documents now are automatically stored in pre-defined SharePoint sites. Pulse also features system hubs that can collect information from enterprise applications and make them available within the community.
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-- Learn more about Neudesic Pulse.
Celebrating 10 years as the trusted technology partner in business innovation, Neudesic is a Microsoft National Systems Integrator and Gold ISV Partner with a successful history of providing reliable, effective solutions based on Microsoft's technology platform. Through our passion for technology and focus on business results, we help companies operate more efficiently and respond to business opportunities with greater agility. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Neudesic offers innovative products and services through offices nationwide. We also serve global clients from our offices in Hyderabad and Bangalore, India. For more information about Neudesic's products and services, call (800) 805-1805 or visit http://www.neudesic.com.
About MadCap Software
MadCap Software, Inc. is a leading technical communication software firm specializing in integrated applications for end-to-end content development, delivery and management. MadCap's software products provide state-of-the-art content workflow solutions for multi-channel publishing, including the Web, print, desktop and mobile. Through its strategic partner Microsoft Corp., MadCap delivers solutions optimized for Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and the .NET environment. Headquartered in La Jolla, CA, MadCap is home to some of the most experienced software architects and product experts in the documentation industry. Learn more about MadCap Software at http://www.madcapsoftware.com.
Mavenir Launches Mobile Cloud Suite for Voice, Video and Messaging
Leverages existing key advantages of mobile operators, while competing with OTT services
LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mavenir Systems, leading innovator of converged IP Voice, Video and Messaging solutions for wireless carriers, today announced the launch of its new Mobile Cloud Suite (MCS) providing Voice, Video and Messaging capabilities for mobile operators to compete with over the top (OTT) services.
Mobile Cloud Suite is a Voice, Video and Messaging solution bundled with a mobile application allowing mobile service providers to launch pre-IMS rich communication services. With this solution, operators can leverage their subscriber base and their key network assets, such as mobile number, Quality of Service (QoS), interconnect agreements, and security framework to provide unique marketing and bundled offerings. Furthermore, Mavenir supports customization of the client so that service providers may incorporate unique capabilities and branding which offer service differentiation. Subscribers will be able to share rich content such as images, videos, files, music, and location across MCS, RCS, and Internet communities without having to worry about which services their contacts are using.
"Mobile operators can quickly address service revenue erosion by OTT players and create innovative new monetization and revenue generating opportunities with these innovative services. Operators can launch voice and video calling sessions within the application and have the opportunity to upsell QoS-centric video calling and messaging bundles," said Pardeep Kohli, president and CEO, Mavenir Systems.
Mavenir is launching a Mobile Cloud Suite early adopters program (EAP) that allows service providers the opportunity to experience the service live over an extended period. The MCS EAP lets operators sign up a number of employees for an extended period so that they may experience the service in normal daily use.
Kohli added, "It's a unique carrier opportunity in that the ease of deployment allows operators to essentially get in the game immediately and be able to easily transition to RCS in future, if desired."
The Mobile Cloud Suite can be deployed in-network, with a 'deploy as it suits' model or is available as a hosted cloud-based service.
About Mavenir Systems
As a leading innovator of Voice, Video and Messaging products, Mavenir provides value-added IMS and cloud core network solutions that enable wireless operators to offer innovative services on mobile broadband. Mavenir's customers have benefited from a number of technology firsts on the path of core network transformation toward all-IP, including the first network with voice and SMS over LTE services (VoLTE), the first network with IMS-based voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) calling and messaging, the first Converged IP Messaging deployment and the first LTE-ready Equipment Identity Register (EIR).
Mavenir has the most advanced and agile offering in the market for Converged Voice, Video and Messaging using Application Servers and Core Network enablers, deployed on the mOne(TM) Convergence Platform.
PrepaYd Wireless Adds International Texting at No Cost to all of its Prepaid Wireless Phone Plans
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PrepaYd Wireless, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of PrepaYd, Inc. (OTC PINK: PPDC) announced today that International Text is included at no additional cost with all of its Y Plans so that subscribers can send and receive text messages from International Mobile Numbers. For as little as $35 per month, subscribers can get Unlimited Talk & Text with Nationwide Coverage and can text friends and family overseas with PrepaYd Wireless. Using PrepaYd is simple. Every 30 days you pay the price of the plan and PrepaYd Wireless will pay all sales, usage, and telecom taxes for the plans.
"PrepaYd Wireless is pleased to offer another valuable service at no additional cost to our customers. Each Y Plan at PrepaYd Wireless now includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk, International and Domestic Text, Free 411, and Online Call Records. Since the service is prepaid, we absorb all sales, usage, and telecom taxes and have no fees for activation or for porting. You will pay the price of the plan every 30 days and not a penny more!" says Josh Berman, Vice President of PrepaYd Wireless.
About PrepaYd Wireless
PrepaYd Wireless, Inc. provides the postpaid experience without the contract, and is a a new leading provider for No Contract Wireless Service with Unlimited Plans starting at $35 per month. Since the companies official launch in December 2011, the company has expanded its distribution through independent retail locations and by offering service plans that include Nationwide Coverage in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and by including all sales, telecom and usage taxes. For more information about PrepaYd Wireless, Inc. visit http://www.PrepaYdWireless.com
About PrepaYd, Inc.
PrepaYd, Inc. is a provider of financial services in the prepaid debit card industry. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, offers prepaid debit cards to America's estimated 60 million underbanked citizens. In addition to the underbanked consumer demographic, small and mid-size businesses have found a much-needed product with the company's Prepaid Business Expense Card Program. With the diminishing credit card markets, companies need a new way to fund employees' expenses other than through traditional credit cards or cash reimbursements.
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Delta Hotels and Resorts Pilots OPERA 9 MICROS's Next Generation Cloud Technology
Longtime customer implements OPERA 9 Room Reservation Services module
COLUMBIA, Md., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that the prominent Canadian hotel ownership and management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts, is piloting MICROS OPERA 9 hotel management software, demonstrating a great collaboration between MICROS and the hotel group to ensure that the new product is the preeminent, cloud solution for the hotel industry.
The MICROS OPERA 9 system leverages new technologies to smoothly transition MICROS's proven OPERA V5 to an intuitive, feature-rich user interface that provides flexibility and customization, and operates fluently across popular browsers and tablet devices, including the iPad. Through the transition, MICROS will release OPERA 9 modules that complement, and add value to the current OPERA V5 application.
MICROS OPERA 9 evolves from the OPERA V5 product, delivering a new user interface and functionality through web services. Building the application around web services lays the groundwork for tighter integration between OPERA and the hotels' SOA (Services Oriented Architecture) environments and third-party applications that MICROS customers are using today.
MICROS OPERA 9 is offered as a MICROS cloud SaaS implementation. This provides features that complement and work with current OPERA applications that utilize the current OPERA database structure.
Delta Hotels and Resorts is currently using OPERA Reservation System (ORS) while piloting the introduction of the MICROS OPERA 9 Room Reservation Services module.
"We have been thoroughly impressed with the new MICROS OPERA 9 software and MICROS's ability to seamlessly migrate our ORS to the MICROS Data Center without interruption to our mission-critical services," stated Tim Aubrey, Vice President of Innovation, Delta Hotels and Resorts. "It is exciting to be a part of the changes that MICROS has in store for OPERA 9, and for Delta Hotels and Resorts to be one of the launch users of the product."
"It is gratifying to have our long-time partner, Delta Hotels and Resorts, pilot the new OPERA 9 solution and collaborate with us on the new features and functionalities, easy-to-use and customizable interfaces, and improved usability," stated Dan Bell, Senior Vice President, Hotels & Leisure and Entertainment, MICROS Systems, Inc. "With valued partners such as Delta Hotels and Resorts, the MICROS OPERA 9 team is able to ensure that the new product meets all the cutting edge requirements of the hotel industry."
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel ownership and management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 43 full-service, city centre, resorts, and airport hotels under the Delta brand. Widely regarded as Canada's "brand of choice" by guests and owners, Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on business excellence by the prestigious National Quality Institute with three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program's highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The hospitality company has also consistently ranked as one of the country's 50 Best Employers for 12 years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its national sustainability program, Delta Greens is the most comprehensive and ambitious in the hospitality industry touching on every aspect of the hotel business. Delta's Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a chain-wide commitment to the communities it serves through a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and work with various other charitable groups. For more information, please visit http://www.deltahotels.com
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, leisure and entertainment, and retail operations in more than 180 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 26,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 100,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at http://www.micros.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow MICROS on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and the MICROS Blog.
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VNX HPC Series Delivers 10s of GB/sec Bandwidth and 10s of Petabytes of Capacity
HOPKINTON, Mass., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- EMC expanded its portfolio for commercial High Performance Computing
(HPC) with the new EMC® VNX® HPC series, a preconfigured hardware and
-- Through integration with Terascala's LustreStack software suite, the VNX
HPC series simplifies storage management for complex Lustre
-- The VNX HPC series adds Infiniband connectivity, scales performance to
10s of GB/s bandwidth and scales capacity to 10s of Petabytes to meet
the demands of Lustre workloads.
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EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced the new VNX HPC series, a preconfigured hardware and software appliance designed to simplify complex Lustre environments for commercial HPC customers. The VNX HPC series includes metadata and object servers, EMC VNX5100 metadata storage, VNX7500 object storage and the Terascala LustreStack software suite--delivering 10s of GB/sec bandwidth and 10s of petabytes of capacity. The HPC series expands EMC's commitment to the HPC market, transforming and simplifying unified storage for commercial HPC.
The Lustre SAN file system--which was developed for, and powers, the world's top supercomputers by delivering unmatched performance and scalability--is also known for its complexities associated with compatibility, deployment and ongoing configuration changes needed to deliver peak performance. Most commercial organizations that require the performance benefits of Lustre do not have the time, budget or required training to deploy and manage it. With the VNX HPC series, companies of all sizes in industries such as financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and oil and gas now have the option of utilizing Lustre with proven enterprise-class reliability and simplified end-to-end management. By focusing on simplicity first, EMC has made Lustre accessible, usable and cost effective for commercial HPC.
VNX HPC Series Technology Highlights:
Benefits of the VNX HPC series include new connectivity and scalability levels to meet the demands of Lustre workloads:
-- Bandwidth scalability: VNX HPC series offers a base configuration
delivering 8GB/sec read and 5.3GB/sec write performance with bandwidth
expansion modules for linear scalability beyond 10s of GB/s reads and
writes as measured by XDD benchmark.
-- Capacity scalability: Supports 720 Terabytes and scales to 10s of
Petabytes with the new capacity expansion modules.
-- Infiniband support: Adds high throughput and low latency Infiniband
connectivity to the Lustre Parallel File System.
-- Increased simplification: Saves three to four weeks per year in
deployment and upgrade time for a typical Lustre file system, with
dashboard monitoring and single support contact.
-- Enterprise reliability: Delivers enterprise reliability with five-nines
availability and worldwide support.
Terri McClure, Senior Analyst, ESG
"Lustre is one of the most powerful file systems on the market for handling HPC workloads and a natural fit for emerging commercial HPC applications. But the management complexity, especially in fast growing environments, can be daunting. Many of these organizations don't have the resources to take full advantage of complex Lustre based implementations. EMC is helping to change that with its VNX HPC series solution, which is appliance based for easy deployments and integrated with Terascala for simple end-to-end management and EMC global support."
Brandon Sanders, Director of Strategy and Technology, Data Strategy
"The combination of EMC's VNX and Terascala's LustreStack is very powerful--both for Data Strategy's customers, and for EMC's partners, who rely on best-in-class storage to satisfy customer demand for these types of solutions. This latest innovation from EMC is shaking up HPC storage and making the benefits accessible to a wide range of customers, ensuring that this important segment of the market has the power of simplified storage management at its fingertips."
EMC Executive Quote:
Eric Herzog, Senior Vice President of Product Management and Product Marketing, EMC Unified Storage Division
"Since EMC introduced VNX to the market, we have seen significant interest from the commercial HPC community in using EMC unified storage for Lustre-based HPC environments. With EMC's new VNX HPC series, the benefits of Lustre are now attainable without the barrier of complexity. Our focus on simplicity opens the door to commercial HPC storage management, ensuring that all organizations can capture the combined benefits of Lustre and EMC's VNX family."
-- To learn more about the VNX HPC series contact the HPC Program Office at
-- Read about VNX HPC Series data sheet
-- Press release: "EMC VNX Sets Performance Density Record With Lustre
--Showcases 'No Compromise' HPC Storage"
-- Press release:"EMC Expands 'No Compromise' Storage for High Performance
Computing at SC11"
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EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
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- 46% of operators offer Value-based plans, with services such as parental
control or music streaming
- LTE operators have embraced Value-based pricing in a similar manner as the 3G
- Operators' cloud is on the rise with 33% offering cloud-based services through
partners such as Rhapsody, Spotify and Deezer
- 32% of operators charge for WiFi access (offload). The challenge for operators
is to incorporate offloaded traffic into their policy control architecture
- The number or operators charging for tethering almost doubled over the past
nine months from 15% to 29%, marking a rise in operator efforts to closely monitor and
monetize the interminable surge in data consumption
Since the previous Allot MobileTrends Charging Report (Q3, 2011), the introduction of
intelligent Value-based service plans across mobile networks has become more wide spread.
Application-based plans, multi-device plans, time-shifting and parental control plans are
becoming more common. Operators are also starting to recoup their losses on previously
unbillable usage patterns. 32% of operators now offer paid WiFi access. The challenge for
operators is to incorporate offloaded traffic into their existing policy control and
Comparing 3G and LTE pricing, the percentage of operators offering Value-based plans
is identical. Despite the increased capacity available on LTE networks, it appears that
operators are careful not to run into the congestion and declining ARPU issues now faced
in 3G environments. Instead, they are building Value-based policy enforcement into their
LTE networks from the get go.
"LTE is expanding the scope for value-based pricing innovation over 3G," said Monica
Paolini, PhD, Founder and President of Senza Fili Consulting, "We will see even more
pricing choice offered to LTE subscribers over time, as subscribers increasingly expect
their broadband plan to reflect their preferences with regards to content, usage and
services that are valuable to them, and give them the flexibility to make the choices that
work best for them."
"Working with some of the world's largest operators, we found the need for pricing
innovation to be a cross-regional requirement," said Andrei Elefant, Allot's Vice
President of Marketing. "We are currently helping our customers to evolve their data
charging, focusing on providing consumers with more choice and operators with unique
The full Q2, 2012 Allot MobileTrends Charging Report (complete with graphics) can be
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) is a leading provider of intelligent
solutions to optimize and monetize over-the-top traffic in fixed and mobile broadband
networks and in large enterprises worldwide. Allot's scalable, carrier-grade solutions
leverage dynamic actionable recognition technology
[http://www.allot.com/Dynamic_Actionable_Recognition_Technology.html ] (DART) to provide
traffic analytics, policy enforcement and video optimization. Allot enables value-based
services and charging models that are vital for network operators to deliver a
consistently great user experience, contain costs and maximize revenues from network
usage. For more information, please visit http://www.allot.com .
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1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the company's plans, objectives
and expectations for future operations. These forward-looking statements are based upon
management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual future
results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to: changes in general economic
and business conditions and, specifically, a decline in demand for the company's products;
the company's inability to develop and introduce new technologies, products and
applications; loss of market; and other factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors"
in the company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the
company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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INSTEON Ships World's First Remote Control Networked LED Bulb
$29.99 Bulb Offers Dimmable Remote Control with iOS and Android Apps
IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- INSTEON®, manufacturers of the best-selling, most reliable home automation technology, today introduced the INSTEON LED Bulb 8 Watt (60W), the world's first-to-market networked remote control dimmable LED light bulb. Featuring INSTEON's award-winning technology in a sleek design, the INSTEON LED Bulb is a technological innovation sure to brighten both the connected home and personal technology industries alike.
"For years, home automation has controlled light fixtures with plug-in lamp modules, wire-in switches and keypads. But, until now, no one has controlled the bulb itself. It's exciting to be the first to introduce a new product to the world," said Joe Dada, chief executive officer, INSTEON.
The INSTEON LED Bulb features simple setup, intuitive control and easy linking to any INSTEON controller, such as a handheld remote. When paired with the free INSTEON app, the SmartLinc Hub turns an iOS/Android smartphone or tablet into a fully functioning remote control of the bulb or an entire INSTEON network. The bulb is fully dimmable and can be added to any number of scenes to create custom lighting at the touch of a button.
The INSTEON LED Bulb contains INSTEON's patented dual-band communication technology, the most reliable, efficient communication system available. Just like other INSTEON devices, the bulb acts as a network signal repeater and sends signals over both radio frequencies (RF) and a home's existing wires (powerline).
"The market is very excited to be getting an LED bulb with remote control built in, at a price that is actually below the cost of most standard LED bulbs. It's like getting remote control for free," said Joe Gerber, president, INSTEON.
The INSTEON LED Bulb is the latest addition to the INSTEON product family, built upon the best-selling SmartLinc Hub. The INSTEON product family ranges from wall switches, plug-in modules and keypads to thermostats and motion sensors.
With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, INSTEON has become the industry's premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, INSTEON eliminates the need for custom wiring.
Developed in Irvine, Calif., the award-winning INSTEON remote control product line has a growing list of devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and irrigation controllers. INSTEON delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology. INSTEON products are available through select retail partners, including Smarthome.com, Best Buy, Amazon, Newegg and Home Depot.