Attunity to Present at the 13th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference on May 21, 2012
BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, May 9, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Attunity Ltd. (OTC BB: ATTUF), a leading provider of information availability software
solutions, announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shimon Alon, is
scheduled to present at the 13th Annual B. Riley & Co. Investor Conference on Monday, May
21,2012, at 3:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa
Investors and fund managers attending the conference who wish to meet with Mr. Alon
for a one-on-one meeting should notify their B. Riley representative or direct inquiries
AUO to Exhibit a Diverse Array of Innovative Display Technology Integrations and Applications at Shenzhen's CODE 2012
HSINCHU, Taiwan, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp.("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) announced that it will participate in China Optoelectronics Display Expo & China International TV Festival 2012 (CODE & CTVF 2012) in Shenzhen from May 10-12 and showcase its varied combinations of innovative display technologies and interactive applications to offer high value-added customized solutions.
AUO's theme for the show this year is "Boundless Views, Lively Up Close", as illustrated by more advanced 3D functions, super narrow bezels, and next-generation technology integrations to deliver the ultimate viewing experience for consumers. The exhibition highlights include 50" Super Narrow Bezel 3D TV display, Pattern Retarder 3D TV displays featuring the all-new 39" and 50" in size, and 4K by 2K Ultra-High Resolution TV display. In terms of public information displays, AUO will demonstrate a 138" LED display wall assembled with AUO's 46" Super Narrow Bezel LED panels, boasting the world's narrowest bezel-to-bezel distance((*)). The 65" Photo-Sensor In-cell Touch E-board and 50" FHD Transparent display with application on vending machine will also be on display. In addition, qHD Ultra-High Resolution AMOLED, Transparent AMOLED, and One-Glass-Solution (OGS) touch panels are being demonstrated to provide customers with the widest choices of high value-added display applications.
Super Narrow Bezel 3D TV Display to Enjoy"Boundless Views, Lively Up Close"
To offer the best 3D viewing experience possible, AUO continues to develop new product lines and will exhibit the all-new 50" FHD 3D TV display. The display applies the pattern retarder technology which simply requires the audience to put on a pair of lightweight pattern retarder glasses to enjoy 3D images of high quality and brightness. With super narrow bezel of 5mm on the side, viewers are presented with almost boundless 3D images that are spectacular and vivid to the eyes. As demands for interactive 3D media flourish, a play zone featuring mega-screen car racing game will also be at the show. Super narrow bezel 3D TV panels will be jointed to form an ultra-large display for gamers to indulge themselves in seemingly bezel-free 3D surroundings, making it the best choice for audio visual entertainment.
4K by 2K Ultra-High Resolution TV Display Makes Its Debut
In terms of ultra-high resolution display technology, AUO will exhibit for the first time 4K by 2K Ultra-High Resolution TV Display, featuring the 4K by 2K (or "quad-HD") resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and a high contrast ratio of 5000:1 to offer the most detailed and delicate images possible.
Public Information Displays Showing a Variety of Value-added Applications
With innovation being the core value, AUO achieves full potential of its technological resources to develop all types of high value-added public information display applications. An example includes the 138" High Resolution Video Wall, which is assembled by nine 46" high resolution super narrow bezel panels. Their bezel-to-bezel distance of 5mm is currently the world's narrowest((*)). The video wall's full HD image quality and lightweight LED backlight design are extremely fit for use at shopping malls, airports, stations, etc.
Another highlight of the show includes the 50" FHD Transparent display applied on a vending machine, whose features include high transparency and high color saturation. The transparency could be adjusted depending on the kind of products on display, making the images all the more clear, vivid and colorful for the eyes. The display could be applied also on buildings, car windows, home appliances, and shop windows. It is one of the finest examples of innovative display technology leading the trend for showcase display.
For the educational and training sector, new applications have also been developed by AUO. The 65" Photo-Sensor In-cell Touch E-board has its photo sensor made directly on the TFT array. The in-cell touch design supports red, blue and green multi-touch optical pens to identify different users. It also comes with an electronic eraser, making it a very user-friendly E-board. In the future, teaching will be presented by multi-media that are even more lively and interesting. Learning will be full of fun.
AMOLED with High Brightness and Extreme Slim Design
AUO is dedicated continuously to the enhancement of its technologies. The effort is also demonstrated in its light, slim, power-saving, and extremely bright OLED applications. Touch functions and transparent features are also incorporated to develop the next-generation AMOLED displays. An exhibit includes the slim and light 4.3" qHD high resolution AMOLED display with 257 PPI, low power consumption and real colors. It has managed to resolve the saw-like edges found in the images of AMOLED displays in prior times. The 6" Transparent AMOLED with a transparency of over 35% has a high light transmission that is especially ideal for smartphones and car displays.
In addition, the 4.29" qHD Hyper LCD for smartphones and a series of One-Glass-Solution (OGS) touch panels will also be on display at CODE 2012. Dr. Fang-Chen Luo, AUO's VP and CIPO, will also make a presentation titled "The Trends of Development in Display Technologies" at 2012 China FPD Academic Meeting.
* Based on available market research information as of May 9, 2012.
Any use of photographs must cite the source thereof is from AU Optronics CorporationABOUT AU OPTRONICS
AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is one of the world's leading providers of display and solar total solutions. AUO offers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications ranging from 1.2 inches to 71 inches. Based on its profound R&D and manufacturing experience, AUO continues to develop advanced display technologies of the next generation. AUO extended its market to the green energy industry in 2008. By building a vertically integrated high-efficiency solar value chain, AUO provides its customers with high-efficiency solar solutions. AUO now houses a staff of more than 43,000 employees, with global operations in Taiwan, Mainland China, the U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Netherlands, Czech and Slovakia. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to be successfully listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). AUO has also been named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for two consecutive years from 2010 to 2011. AUO generated NT$379.7 billion (US$ 12.54 billion) in sales revenue in 2011. For more information, please visit AUO.com.
* 2011 year end revenue converted at an exchange rate of NTD30.27:USD1.
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UConnect - 4G/LTE Connection Manager From UMA is Now Fully Integrated With Altair Semiconductor's FourGee LTE Chipset Solution
NEW DELHI, India, May 9, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
United Mobile Apps Pvt Ltd (UMA) announced today that its 4G/LTE Connection Management
software is now fully integrated with FourGee suite of next generation LTE chipset
solutions from Altair Semiconductor.
"Altair is considered one of the world's leading silicon vendors for LTE, and we hope
that integrating UConnect, UMA's award winning connection management platform, with
Altair's chipsets will give us a head start when the Indian LTE market opens in Q3/Q4
2012," said Sriram V Iyer, Co-Founder, UMA. "We are quite fortunate to partner with Altair
from a very early stage of our startup."
UConnect is built to tackle the unique challenges presented by next generation
wireless networking scenarios, including support for Hybrid Wireless Networks, WiFi
offloading, support for multiple logical connections / QoS from the mobile device to the
network, support for network aware applications etc.
"As an LTE market leader, Altair's core competency is built around our ability to
innovate in the LTE market," said Salaj Sinha, General Manager - Marketing & Sales, Altair
India. "Simultaneously, it is important for us to have strategic partnerships with key
ecosystem partners like United Mobile Apps, who are innovating and pushing the boundaries
of Connection Management."
The integration of UConnect and Altair's FourGee LTE chipset solutions will allow
device manufacturers to accelerate their time to market and lower integration time and
About United Mobile Apps Pvt Ltd
United Mobile Apps Pvt Ltd, an India based 4G Technology company, has the vision of
transforming the next generation wireless deployments by providing key innovations and
platforms in the domains of Connection Management, Device Management and Data
Synchronization. United Mobile Apps is backed by funding from Mumbai Angels, Blume
Ventures, India Venture Partners and Christopher Preinz & Associates (EU)
About Altair Semiconductor
Altair Semiconductor is the world's leading developer of ultra-low power, small
footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair's chipsets can be found in
approximately 30 end-user devices - ranging from USB dongles to smartphones - built by its
more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan - making it
one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available
products. Altair's comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors,
multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware
and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined
Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed 'O2P(TM)', Altair's products are the smallest and most
highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility
and performance. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.altair-semi.com. Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi
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Bluebeam® Software Releases International Versions of Revu® 10
- New features push the limits of collaboration, cloud storage and project communication
PASADENA, California, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Bluebeam Software, developers of award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions for architecture, engineering and construction, is launching Bluebeam Revu 10 in Swedish, German, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian. With several new features including real-time collaboration with integrated cloud storage, hyperlink management, space definition, 3D PDF creation and markup to 3D views - Revu 10 proves there are no limits to what project teams can achieve with digital workflows.
"We challenge ourselves to create solutions that take digital workflows further," said Bluebeam Software CEO Richard Lee. "Revu 10 is artfully designed to be undefined, allowing our customers to innovate and demonstrate that anything is possible."
New features enabling users to take digital workflows to the next level include:
-- Bluebeam Studio? projects - This simple document management system in
the cloud enables users to store and share 5GBs of PDFs and other
Windows files for free. Files stored in projects can also be added to
Bluebeam Studio sessions for simultaneous review with others. Non-Revu
users can access PDFs stored in Studio using Bluebeam's new free PDF
viewer, Bluebeam Vu?.
-- 3D PDF creation and markup - Revu CAD and eXtreme? users can now use
plugins to Revit® and Navisworks® Manage to create 3D PDFs, and all
Revu users can add markups to 3D views. Together, this functionality
allows everyone to communicate complex design changes without requiring
access to expensive BIM applications.
-- Links - Important project information is just one click away. Revu's new
hyperlink manager enables users to insert, view and edit hyperlinks
quickly. Any time a hyperlink is changed, Revu can update all instances
automatically, saving significant time and reducing errors.
-- Spaces - Define spaces on PDFs to automatically assign markups to
specified areas. When a markup is placed in a defined Space, the
location is tracked in the Markups list, which can be sorted, filtered
"In addition to these major enhancements, we redesigned the user interface to make it easier to access tools and customize toolbars on the fly," Lee said. "Our objective was to build a flexible and fully-customizable interface to give users the power to define how they work, in any given environment."
Bluebeam Software products are sold internationally through Bluebeam AB and a global network of resellers. Learn more at http://www.bluebeam.se.
About Bluebeam Software
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam Software makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam's award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used by the world's top design and construction firms, government agencies, and other technical professionals, as an intuitive, easy-to-use solution for dramatically improved workflows. Bluebeam supports customers in over 50 countries directly through its Account Services team, Bluebeam AB and extensive reseller network.
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Software OEM Progea Validates Matrox M-Series Graphics Cards with Signature SCADA Solution Across up to Four Displays
- New collaborative SCADA supervision solution leads to enhanced onscreen work space for industrial automation and mission-critical environments
MONTREAL and MODENA, Italy, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced a partnership with Progea, after M-Series multi-display graphics cards were validated on the software original equipment manufacturer's latest SCADA platform, Movicon? 11. M-Series cards deliver exceptional graphics and pristine image quality for enhanced multi-display efficiency, while Movicon 11 guarantees continuous production process information flow in real time. Combined, they yield a versatile SCADA/HMI supervision solution across up to four displays for use within process control, energy production, and T&D sectors, and other mission-critical environments.
"Matrox is excited by the news that Progea has successfully tested M-Series cards alongside Movicon 11, to yield a premier SCADA/HMI solution," said Ron Berty, Business Development Manager, Matrox Graphics Inc. "This partnership will undoubtedly prove beneficial to both companies and our customers, allowing them to take advantage of Movicon software and Matrox M-Series cards' unique mix of wide enterprise flexibility, easy integration, and high-performance multi-display graphics in a SCADA environment."
Working in conjunction with Movicon 11, M-Series cards drive fluid visualisations and dynamic animations?even in relation to complex objects and power templates?across multiple high-resolution displays with low CPU utilisation. Both offer multi-operating-system support, including that of Microsoft® Windows® 7. Comprising a wide range of multi-monitor graphics cards compatible with Movicon 11, Matrox M-Series dual, triple, and quad-monitor graphics cards offer low-profile and ATX form factors, native PCI Express x16 performance, and a robust software feature set for multi-display management. Movicon meanwhile sets itself apart as one of the industry's most scalable, secure, and comprehensive SCADA platforms.
"Matrox M-Series cards have been validated with Movicon, creating the perfect solution for any special or mission-critical application, especially multi-monitor applications in process control, infrastructure, and energy and water treatment," said JeanMarc Willems, Export Manager, Progea International. "Progea is extremely delighted to enter into this partnership as Matrox graphics solutions allow our customers to benefit from superior graphics performance, quality, reliability, and a multitude of multi-display configurations."
Progea is a software company that has been producing software for visualisation, data acquisition, and management for industrial automation for over 20 years. Founded in 1990 and well established in the international market as software-platform builders for automation, Progea is well known for their professionalism and software-product innovation, which has fast become a reference point in the automation sector.
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products.
HP Expands Thin and Light Collection with New Ultrabook Systems and Sleekbooks
SHANGHAI, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HP today expanded its award-winning notebook portfolio with thin and light Ultrabook(TM) systems and Sleekbooks packed with the latest technologies for both consumer and business demands.
New additions to the HP collection include:
-- The HP ENVY SpectreXT( )is an ultramobile premium Ultrabook that
delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and
-- Offering both style and substance, HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY
Ultrabook systems provide the ultimate entertainment experience in
14-inch and 15.6-inch diagonal display options.
-- The enterprise-ready HP EliteBook Folio 9470m was built from the ground
up to be everything a business Ultrabook should be, with the security,
manageability and reliability features IT demands.
"Building on the success of the HP Folio13 and HP ENVY14 Spectre, we are now offering the most comprehensive Ultrabook portfolio in the industry," said James Mouton, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Computer Global Business Unit, HP. "Our expanded portfolio of HP Ultrabook systems and HP Sleekbooks for both consumers and businesses delivers uncompromised performance, quality and entertainment experiences within distinctive designs."
"The Ultrabook is quickly becoming the must-have solution for anyone who wants performance, responsiveness and a secure computing experience in a thin, elegant form factor," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager, PC Client Group, Intel. "HP's impressive line-up of consumer and business Ultrabooks deliver across the board."
The HP ENVY SpectreXT, HP ENVY Sleekbooks, HP ENVY Ultrabook systems and the HP EliteBook Folio join the HP thin and light portfolio, which also includes the recently introduced and award-winning HP Folio(13) and HP ENVY(14) Spectre.
The new HP ENVY notebooks also boast exclusive HP Innovations for an enhanced user experience:
-- Beats Audio(TM)--a high-performance technology developed by HP and Beats
by Dr. Dre--delivers big sound in a small package, while HP CoolSense
technology automatically adjusts performance and internal fan settings
for a noticeably cooler PC.
-- HP Imagepad provides precise multifinger touch and gesture navigation,
and the HP TrueVision HD Webcam produces bright, clean high-definition
-- Optional backlit keyboards are ideal for computing in low-light
Thinner design. Smarter than ever.
Built with a mix of premium materials, the HP ENVY SpectreXT boasts an all-metal design with stark lines that contrast with a soft texture. Crafted for mobility, the HP SpectreXT measures 14.5 millimeters (mm) thin, weighs 3.07 pounds(2) and includes a 13.3-inch HD(1) diagonal display with a slim bezel line. It also includes 128 gigabytes (GB)( )of solid state storage(3)( )and up to eight hours of battery life.(4) A full array of ports, including Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and HDMI, provide more ways to network without compromising size.
The HP SpectreXT supplies the speed users need, with support of an ultrafast mSATA solid state drive(3) and Intel® Rapid Start Technology(5) allowing for quick boot and resume times.
Powered by the latest Intel Core(TM) processors,(6) the HP SpectreXT also includes Intel Smart Connect Technology,(7) which automatically updates email while the notebook is in sleep mode.
The HP SpectreXT offers a performance-tuned software image, full versions of Adobe Photoshop® Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10. A concierge phone line for technical support is dedicated exclusively to HP ENVY Spectre users.
To safeguard confidential data and thwart cyber threats, the HP SpectreXT is preloaded with one year of Absolute Data Protect; two years of Norton Internet Security;(8) and Intel Identity Protection,(9) which provides advanced security.
Designed for rich audio quality, the HP SpectreXT features Beats Audio over quad speakers and via the headphone jack.
HP ENVY. Up for anything.
As thin as 19.8 mm and starting at less than 4 pounds,(2) the new HP ENVY notebooks feature a soft-touch, slip-resistant base in black or red, making them easy to grab and go.
The HP ENVY Ultrabook, available in 14- and 15.6-inch diagonal display sizes,(10) includes the latest Intel Core processors(6) and offers up to eight or nine hours of battery life,(4) respectively. The Ultrabook systems include an mSATA solid state drive(3) along with Intel Rapid Start,(5) Intel Identity Protection Technology,(9) Intel Smart Response(11) and Intel Smart Connect technologies.(7)
The HP ENVY Sleekbook--available with either a 14-inch diagonal display and the latest Intel Core processors,(6) or a 15.6-inch diagonal display and the latest AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APU)--boasts up to eight or nine hours of battery life,(4) respectively. With optional discrete graphics on Intel platforms and discrete-class graphics from AMD on AMD platforms, users can create and edit videos quickly and experience incredible gaming and multimedia.
In addition to Beats Audio, the ENVY Sleekbooks and Ultrabook systems contain dual speakers and a subwoofer for movies and music that look and sound their best. The HP Imagepad also includes a spun finish design.
The design users crave with features IT demands. No compromises.
The new HP EliteBook Folio 9470m( )is the first HP Ultrabook to provide a stylish, lightweight design without compromising its enterprise features. Measuring 14 inches diagonally and weighing 3.6 pounds,(2) this 19-mm-thin Ultrabook offers a full array of key ports and connectivity options for business users, including optional built-in 4G wireless WAN, full-sized Ethernet, VGA, DisplayPort and USB 3.0 connections.
Ideal for mobile professionals who spend a majority of time away from a desk, the HP EliteBook Folio offers all-day battery life to get you through the business day(4) and the option for a secondary battery that provides extended freedom from the power outlet. It also features a user-replaceable battery. The enterprise-class docking capability provides multidisplay support, integrated charging capability, and additional USB and legacy ports for enhanced productivity when used at the desk.
The HP EliteBook Folio delivers a cleaner, faster user experience with the HP Premier Image.(12) This includes the full set of HP EliteBook business software and antivirus protection--without trial-ware or disruptive notifications.
It also offers enterprise-class manageability and multilevel security features, including HP Bios Protection,(13) which keeps systems running with enhanced protection against virus attacks and other threats.
The HP EliteBook Folio features an optional solid state drive(3) the Windows 7 Professional(4) operating system that enable quick boot up. The Ultrabook's third-generation Intel Core vPro(TM) processor(14) also delivers intelligent performance with embedded security.Additional IT-friendly features include an integrated Smart Card reader, fingerprint reader, embedded TPM security chip and choice of management tools.
The HP EliteBook Folio is part of the HP Global Series Program, which means it's available in consistent global configurations that allow for product standardization in up to 151 countries worldwide.
The sleek HP SpectreXT and HP ENVY Ultrabook also deliver configurations equipped with Windows 7 Professional for business productivity, providing an answer to the "consumerization of IT" trend. The HP SpectreXT additionally offers an embedded TPM security chip that protects data in email as well as information on the solid state drive for security-conscious users. Both Ultrabook systems, including the small business-focused HP ENVY Pro, also feature a-band wireless capabilities and optional three-year limited warranties.
To help ensure a safe and reliable computing experience for customers, all HP Ultrabook systems worldwide will ship with genuine Windows.
Pricing and availability(15)
-- The HP ENVY SpectreXT is expected to be available in the United States
on June 8 with a starting price of $999.99.
-- The HP ENVY Ultrabook systems with 14-inch and 15.6-inch display sizes
are expected to be available in the United States on May 9 with starting
prices of $749.99 and $799.99, respectively.
-- The HP ENVY Sleekbook with 14-inch display size is expected to be
available in the United States on May 9 with a starting price of
$699.99. The HP 15.6-inch Sleekbook is expected to be available in the
United States on June 20 with a starting price of $599.99.
-- The HP EliteBook Folio 9470m is expected to be available in the United
States in October.
HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
(1) HD content required to view HD images.
(2) Weight will vary by configuration.
(3) For SSD drive, 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. Actual
formatted capacity is less. Up to 30 GB of
system disk is reserved for system-recovery
(4) Battery life will vary depending on the product
model, configuration, loaded applications,
features, use, wireless functionality and
power-management settings. The maximum
capacity of the battery will naturally decrease
with time and usage. Additional details are
available at MobileMark07 battery benchmark.
(5) Requires a compatible Intel Core processor,
Intel software and BIOS update, and optional
Solid State Drive (SSD) or mSATA flash cache
module. Depending on system configuration,
results may vary.
(6) Multi-Core is designed to improve performance
of certain software products. Not all customers
or software applications will necessarily
benefit from use of this technology. 64-bit
computing on Intel architecture requires a
computer system with a processor, chipset,
BIOS, operating system, device drivers, and
applications enabled for Intel 64 architecture.
Processors will not operate (including 32-bit
operation) without an Intel 64 architecture-
enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending
on hardware and software configurations.
Intel's numbering is not a measurement of
(7) Requires Intel Core processor. Wireless access
point and internet are required and not
included. Availability of public wireless
access points limited.
(8) Internet access required. Subscription required
for live updates.
(9) Intel IPT security requires a separately
purchased Symantec VIP software service
subscription and must be activated and
configured. Requires a website that uses
Symantec VIP Authentication Service. Requires
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and a system with vPro
or any Ultrabook. Intel and HP assume no
liability for lost or stolen data and/or
systems or any other damages resulting
(10) The commercial HP ENVY Ultrabook offers only
14-inch diagonal form factor.
(11) Requires a compatible Intel Core processor,
enabled chipset, Intel Rapid Storage technology
software and a properly configured hybrid drive
(non-SED HDD + optional mSATA SSD flash
cache). Intel Smart Response Technology is only
available on select 2012 HP systems. Depending
on system configuration, results may vary.
(12) Internet access required. Use of the HP image
required. Opt in required to receive updates
from Microsoft Security Essentials.
(13) Requires an HP Tools partition; must not be
deleted to use automatic recovery.
(14) Some functionality of this technology, such as
Intel Active management technology and Intel
Virtualization technology, requires additional
third-party software in order to run.
Availability of future "virtual appliances"
applications for Intel vPro technology is
dependent on third-party software providers.
Microsoft Windows required.
(15) Estimated U.S. street prices. Actual prices may
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This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations, including execution of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; any statements concerning expected development, performance or market share relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP's businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2012 and HP's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
The Aricent Group Collaborates With Mindspeed to Develop a Complete, Highly Scalable eNodeB Reference Framework
The joint solution enables telecom equipment manufacturers to quickly deliver high-performance LTE base stations in multiple form-factors at lower costs.
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, and Mindspeed, the leader in small cell technology, today announced the launch of a joint LTE eNodeB reference framework. The carrier-class product is a complete solution design, from RF interface through S1 and X2 interfaces and includes Aricent base station software stacks integrated with Mindspeed baseband and silicon. Rigorously tested for functionality and performance, the base station solution is designed to help telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deliver high-performance base stations in multiple form factors, including femto, pico, metro and micro-cell configurations and is available for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE variants.
LTE is the fastest growing communication technology of all time, with deployments and test trials in progress across the globe. According to a survey conducted by Informa, 60% of operators believe small cells will be more important than macrocells in LTE deployments. Small cells were also the comfortable winner in a Rethink Research survey of the most important features driving adoption of LTE-Advanced, which standardizes many enabling technologies related to HetNets and self-organizing networks (SON). There is a huge demand for high performance and highly scalable LTE solutions. The joint offering addresses this deep need for solutions that can cater to the dynamic markets quickly and efficiently.
"For equipment manufacturers, delivering compelling radio access solutions is a key component of their overall LTE strategy," explains Rakesh Vij, Aricent Group vice president of business development. "We are thrilled to partner with Mindspeed to deliver our proven, high-performance integrated LTE eNodeB framework that helps equipment manufacturers to accelerate the deployment of LTE base stations in the fast growing 4G market."
"Small cells are essential for LTE and operators need to quickly and reliably develop a mix of form factor base stations to support it. Mindspeed is the only company with the field-proven technology and real-world expertise experience to make this possible," said Dr. Naser Adas, vice president and general manager, wireless and customer premises equipment (CPE), at Mindspeed. "With over one million small cells deployed in HSPA+, we have extensive experience in small cell technology, and we are making it work in the field. We are the only system-on-chip (SoC) company with both 3G and 4G technology available today, and the only company with both LTE FDD and TD-LTE small cell solutions. Our collaboration with Aricent will allow us to deliver a complete, robust, carrier-class system implementation, with proven interoperability and full conformance."
The Aricent-Mindspeed eNodeB reference framework includes LTE Layer 2 and Layer 3 software from Aricent, which is optimized on the Mindspeed Transcede T4x00, T3x00 and T2x00 SoC family and integrated with Layer 1 software. The reference framework supports both Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) and Time Division Duplex (TDD) modes of operation and a variety of carrier frequencies. It also supports LTE advanced features like 2x2 DL MIMO, etc and has an upgrade path to LTE-A and Release 10. The integrated framework has been comprehensively tested for interoperability with both test UEs (Signalion and Aeroflex) and with commercial terminals, ensuring ready-to-build platform for TEMs. It has also passed interoperability testing with commercial packet cores.
The Aricent-Mindspeed eNBF reference framework will be on display at the CTIA. Onsite engineers will showcase the performance of Aricent's Layer 2 and Layer 3 software on Mindspeed's hardware.
About the Aricent Group
The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company's investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
Rarus Technologies Signs Agreement to Acquire Augmented Reality Social Media Software Technologies
HENDERSON, Nev., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rarus Technologies Inc. (OTCBB: RARS) ("Rarus" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an Exclusive Software Property, Technical Information and Trademark License Agreement with ThinkCorp AG for the acquisition of Zngle.com (the "Agreement"), a next-generation software platform designed to take social media to new heights in the way it allows users to connect and communicate with friends, family, and business networks.
"The acquisition of the revolutionary Zngle.com technologies marks our entry into the incredibly popular and rapidly growing social media space," stated Mr. Manfred Ruf, CEO of Rarus. "Zngle.com will set itself apart from other established social media platforms by incorporating traditional video, voice, and text messaging elements with cutting edge augmented proximity reality and mobile technologies to create a uniquely valuable experience for both individuals and business users."
Under terms of the Agreement, Rarus will acquire the worldwide exclusive license to all software, technical information, and trademarks necessary to commercialize the Zngle.com business. The Agreement calls for Rarus to pay a total license fee of $22 million USD over a period of five years and a 5% royalty on net sales derived from e-commerce transactions, advertising, and other uses of the licensed technologies. For company developments see http://www.rarustechnologiesinc.com & http://www.zngle.biz
About Rarus Technologies Inc.
Rarus Technologies Inc. is an emerging technology company focused on establishing an innovative business model intended to bridge cutting-edge social media and e-commerce into a marketplace that connects friends, family, consumers, and vendors in new and exciting ways. Zngle.com is designed be a centralized Internet portal and next-generation social media website that incorporates voice/text messaging, video email, and mobile technologies to allow consumers to access real-time information about various products and services through augmented proximity reality search features.
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Pet Research Unveils Complete Joint Health Supplement with Launch of 'Wag Lifetime Joint Care'
NEWBURY PARK, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pet Research, a developer of science-based supplements for pets, announces the launch of Wag Lifetime Joint Care, a complete joint health supplement for dogs. This new all-natural supplement addresses every aspect of canine structural vitality - joints, bones, tendons, and ligaments.
"Joint health is a lifelong issue for dogs and, like many pet owners, I was frustrated when my dogs didn't respond to traditional joint supplements," said Chris Hall, President, Pet Research. "After extensive research, we developed Wag using the most advanced ingredients on the market. The revolutionary formulation has allowed my dogs to regain the energy and mobility they had as puppies."
Inspired by the desire to bring vibrant health to canine companions, Pet Research developed Wag by creating a synergistic combination of scientifically proven ingredients including, NEM®, winner of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation of the Year Award in joint health. Derived from natural eggshell membrane, NEM® is a complete biological matrix of the essential building blocks of healthy joints. As the flagship ingredient, NEM® is clinically proven to be up to five times more effective than glucosamine and chondroitin and produces results in as few as seven to ten days.
NEM® works synergistically with these three additional next-generation ingredients to support complete canine structural vitality:
-- Microminzyme(TM), a proprietary complex of organic chelated trace
minerals that is essential to the enzymatic reactions that build,
strengthen and maintain healthy bones and connective tissue.
-- BCM-95®, an optimized curcumin extract from turmeric that has ten times
better absorption than standard curcumin and supports the body's natural
-- BosPure®, an optimized Boswellia serrata extract that supports the
body's natural inflammatory response twice as effectively as standard
Wag lifetime joint care supports the complete structural vitality of dogs of all ages and breeds. Available at http://www.petresearch.com, Wag comes in a flavored, chewable tablet that dogs love.
Lakeside Software Opens SysTrack Data with new OpenAPI
Customers accelerate migrations by combining clear usage data with Citrix AppDNA application assessment and planning
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, announced today it is working with Citrix for AppDNA software installations to be able to utilize the SysTrack OpenAPI to directly access core SysTrack data. Today customers can size and scope migrations by using the SysTrack FastTrack no-charge trial in conjunction with the AppDNA application management software to combine SysTrack detailed application usage and performance metrics with AppDNA deep application assessment and planning capabilities.
SysTrack OpenAPI is a Web Services API designed specifically for application developers. OpenAPI provides deep, performance penalty-free data access into Lakeside Software's patented and massively scalable SysTrack DataMine distributed database architecture. The SysTrack DataMine aggregates node-level data unmatched in depth and granularity to deliver the unprecedented historical and real-time insight into application usage and performance essential for successful application migrations. SysTrack OpenAPI is also available as a PowerShell API ideal for system administrators.
"We're excited to be working with Citrix to enhance the data available to AppDNA software customers," said Brinton Baker, chief marketing officer of Lakeside Software. "The detailed usage and performance metrics collected by SysTrack are well-suited to contribute to the quality of the AppDNA application migration recommendations."
"AppDNA uses SysTrack DataMine data to access key metrics that, initially, allow our users to audit their environment for both known and unknown applications and make informed rationalization decisions based on usage and other factors" said Paul Schnell, VP product engineering for AppDNA, Citrix. "This gives our customers the ability to plan their migrations with greater effectiveness and confidence."
"The integration capability between Lakeside SysTrack and Citrix for AppDNA further enhances our client & application transformation services," said Tom Norton, Director for HP Technology Consulting. "We already leverage both technologies for application discovery, rationalization, assessment, and planning as well as in our client virtualization & client migration services. Tighter integration between the two technologies will further enhance our customers' experience."
"SysTrack is embedded in IBM's Smart Migration and Application Delivery methodology which provides a comprehensive planning approach for Windows, mobility and virtualization planning," said Mary Jane Couldridge, IBM Global Director for Workplace Services, Sales Strategy and Execution, IBM. "IBM utilizes these services to support third-party virtualization solutions such as Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenApp and Citrix AppDNA software."
About Lakeside Software
Lakeside Software is a leading provider of business intelligence solutions for IT. SysTrack® solutions for User Experience Scoring, End-to-End Monitoring, Problem Diagnostics, Power Management, VDI Assessment and Planning, and Windows 7 Migration empower IT with the knowledge to dramatically improve productivity and reduce costs. SysTrack's patented and massively scalable DataMine(TM) distributed database architecture aggregates node-level data unmatched in depth and quality, enabling SysTrack's sophisticated reporting intelligence to deliver unprecedented insight into application usage and resource utilization.
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Kaiser Permanente adds iPhone app to its suite of mobile offerings
Can your iPhone help you live longer? Maybe. Can it help you live healthier? Definitely.
OAKLAND, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today the launch of its iOS health management app, available free of charge in the Apple iTunes store.
The app offers members access to all of the same time-saving and convenient tools they can use through My Health Manager on kp.org. Members can email their providers, check lab test results, order prescription refills, and manage appointments -- all from their Apple handheld devices, where and when they choose.
Patients like Melissa Marote, 40, of Canoga Park, Calif. are finding it easier to manage their health online with Kaiser Permanente's mobile device apps and mobile-optimized website, kp.org. A busy mom of two small girls: Amelia, age 2, and Scarlett, 3 months, Melissa tries to make every minute count.
"I have to take advantage of every moment in my day to maintain a balanced life," said Marote. "The kp.org mobile app helps me to multi-task, taking care of my family while I am nursing, waiting in line or running errands, so I can spend more time doing the things I love, like playing with my kids, spending time with my husband, and writing notes to my friends and family."
This year, Kaiser Permanente made the largest electronic health record system in the world accessible by smartphone with the launch of its mobile-optimized website, m.kp.org, as well as an app for Android phones. Nearly 9 million Kaiser Permanente members now have 24/7 access to their medical information anywhere in the world from their mobile devices.
The app on the Android platform already has more than 95,000 downloads. There have also been more than 4.8 million visits to the mobile-optimized kp.org since its launch in late January, accounting for more than 15 percent of total visits to kp.org in the month of April.
"Accessing health information and care from mobile devices is quickly becoming a new norm for care. We are probably the most electronically connected health care delivery system in the country, and we are using that connectivity and database to give our patients and members the connectivity they clearly want," said George Halvorson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente. "We are constantly looking for ways to take connectivity to new levels. The mobile health toolkit gives us great opportunities to satisfy that demand."
Providers also believe that the mobile apps can make care and information more accessible to their patients, improving their overall health care experience. "The mobile capabilities we offer allow members to securely access their health information when and where it's convenient for them," said Mark Groshek, MD, a Kaiser Permanente pediatrician in Colorado. "My patients or their parents can send me a message, refill a prescription, or check test results right from the palm of their hand. It's really all about making it easy for our members to play an active role in their health care."
Allowing members access to their health information and providers is more than just convenient --it also can improve health outcomes. According to Kaiser Permanente research, secure patient-physician email messaging improves the effectiveness of care for patients with diabetes and hypertension. The study, published in Health Affairs in 2010, showed that health information technology improves quality of care scores. The study observed 35,423 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who had diabetes, hypertension, or both. It found that use of secure patient-physician messaging in any two-month period was associated with statistically significant improvements in Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) care measurements. Results included 2 percent to 6.5 percent improvements in glycemic, cholesterol, and blood pressure screening and control.
"I have a heart condition and have to get my Coumadin checked regularly," said Kaiser Permanente patient Richard Miller, 76, of Vallejo, Calif. "I get an alert that I have new test results, and they email me if I need to change my dosage. I also go to the encyclopedia to tell me what my lab results mean, and I can make and change appointments."
Kaiser Permanente launched its first mobile application, KP Locator, in July 2011. The facility locator app is now integrated into the new iOS app launched today, making the various functionalities even more convenient to access for users. The locator function has a simple and intuitive interface; users can input a city name or ZIP code to find Kaiser Permanente facilities in their area. Since its launch, the facility-finder app has been used 1 million times.
These increased mobile health capabilities are a natural extension of Kaiser Permanente's leadership in health IT. Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect® is Kaiser Permanente's comprehensive health information system, which includes one of the largest, most advanced electronic health records available in the United States. The member tool My Health Manager securely connects 8.9 million people to their health care teams, their personal information, and the latest medical knowledge, leveraging the integrated approaches to health care available only at Kaiser Permanente. In 2011, more than 68 million lab test results were made available online and members made more than 12 million e-visits. These numbers are expected to increase significantly as more people have access to their doctors and their health information at the touch of a button.
"The new mobile-optimized site is set up very well. It's easy to use, the functionality is improved. I'm very happy with it," said Miller. "I have a pretty basic phone. I think people would be amazed to see what I can do on it."
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We serve approximately 8.9 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: http://www.kp.org/newscenter.
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Verizon Wireless is Bringing the Power of Its 4G LTE Network to More Virginia Towns on May 17, 2012
Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro and Martinsville Among 230 Nationwide Markets to be Covered
LAUREL, Md., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that it is bringing the nation's largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to several more Virginia communities on May 17, 2012. Customers in and around Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Martinsville will soon be able to use 4G LTE wireless devices to access the Internet faster; listen to music or watch video on their phones; use thousands of apps; and stay in touch with family and friends, all with speeds up to 10 times faster than before. 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless is currently available in many other locations throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Roanoke, Blacksburg, Greater Hampton Roads, and Northern Virginia.
This latest expansion of its 4G LTE network is part of Verizon Wireless' aggressive nationwide network investment strategy. Nationally, Verizon Wireless has invested more than $70 billion since it was formed in 2000 to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide networks and to add new services for customers. Last year alone in the Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland region, Verizon Wireless invested $354 million in wireless network enhancements, including 4G LTE expansions and new market launches like these coming online May 17.
"The future is here, and it is Verizon Wireless 4G LTE," said Mike Maiorana, regional president for Verizon Wireless in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia. "Our commitment to 4G LTE is bringing customers a new level of wireless data service with upload and download speeds and connectivity that is revolutionizing the way we communicate."
4G LTE Devices and Plans
Verizon Wireless customers can choose from a variety of more than 20, 4G LTE-enabled devices, including notebooks and netbooks; hotspots and modems; and smartphones and tablets, including the new LG Lucid(TM), an easy-to-use smartphone offering 4G LTE speeds at a low price, and the soon to be launched DROID Incredible 4G LTE by HTC, which will allow users to shoot HD video and capture photos at the same time with its Video Pic feature, all over the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
The company also recently introduced HomeFusion(SM) Broadband, a solution that leverages the power and speed of the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network to deliver high-speed, in-home Internet access for residential broadband, particularly in areas where Internet options are limited or are not currently available. HomeFusion Broadband uses a professionally installed, cylinder-shaped antenna attached to a customer's home. The antenna's innovative design includes multiple internal antennae, allowing the device to pick up the best Verizon 4G LTE signal available and transmit it to a broadband router inside the home. The router can connect up to four wired and at least 20 wireless devices inside the home using Wi-Fi. HomeFusion is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Roanoke, Fredericksburg, Martinsville, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Mechanicsville, Richmond, Glenn Allen, Williamsburg, and Massaponax, Virginia.
4G LTE Overview
Verizon Wireless introduced the globe's first large-scale LTE network on December 5, 2010, and currently offers service in 230 markets nationwide, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013. The company's 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink. When customers travel outside a 4G coverage area, their devices automatically connect to Verizon Wireless' 3G network, enabling customers to stay connected from coast to coast. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was named "Fastest 4G Network Yet" by Popular Science's 2011 Best of What's New Awards, and was ranked No. 1 on PC World's 100 Best Products of 2011. For more information about Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit: http://www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
The award-winning Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse receives an update to its ergonomics
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the return of the award-winning Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse. It has been updated for a new generation of win with an anti-slip, anti-fingerprint matte finish and three interchangeable side panels for a more ergonomic gaming experience. It still retains its most important feature, a 12-button thumb grid built to deliver cataclysmic destruction on all enemies when you bind spells, items, and macros to the buttons for quick access.
"When we released the Razer Naga three years ago, we knew its twelve-button thumb grid was an amazing, revolutionary interface that was going to change the way gamers enjoy MMO action," said Robert 'RazerGuy' Krakoff, President, Razer USA. "Three years on and the number of gamers armed with the Razer Naga continues to grow. We want to keep updating the Razer Naga with the best features, and keep arming gamers with the best MMO gaming mouse in the world."
The Razer Naga has been enhanced to provide a more comfortable and ergonomic gaming experience. Its anti-slip, anti-fingerprint matte finish ensures you have the best grip over your very special gaming weapon no matter how intensively you swipe. The buttons over the top of the gaming mouse have also been repositioned for much easier actuation. Three interchangeable side panels have been provided to let you personally customize the shape of the Razer Naga to fit your hand and play-style. Whether you're a claw- or palm-grip, the Razer Naga has got you covered and gaming just the way you want to.
About the Razer Naga MMO gaming mouse
The best-selling MMO gaming mouse of all-time, the Razer Naga, is evolving to take the MMO games of the next generation head-on. Engineered for improved comfort and control, the all-new Razer Naga has a redesigned anti-slip, anti-fingerprint matte finish, re-optimized button placement, and three interchangeable side grips to suit your personal grip style.
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- Leading states and vendors line up to back new ed-tech solution that can deliver comprehensive student information to every teacher across US -
AUSTIN, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since launching in July 2011, the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, including the data standard and dashboards, has gained significant momentum in K-12 education among state education agencies, school districts and vendors. Eight states have licensed or are in discussions to license the Ed-Fi Tool Suite, and an additional four states will benefit from Ed-Fi-enabled tools through the Shared Learning Collaborative. This represents 34% of K-12 students and 36% of teachers across the United States.
Ed-Fi is the only free, flexible and complete ed-tech solution to empower educators with relevant, timely, student-centric information that enables better data collection and reporting to improve decision making, facilitate targeted action plans and drive higher student outcomes. The Ed-Fi data standard aligns with Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) and facilitates secure data exchange among disparate data systems in the K-12 education sector. The Ed-Fi data standard enables interoperability among education systems that states and districts have already implemented, and enables organizations to build on prior investments in existing IT systems and processes. Most importantly, it puts the transformative power of information in the hands of teachers and other educators when and where they need it most: their classrooms.
Arizona, Kansas and New Mexico join Colorado, Delaware, Louisiana, Tennessee and Texasin using Ed-Fi to power their ongoing efforts to ensure that educators have the information and insight they need to understand the individual needs of every student and be equipped to respond.
Vendors including e-Scholar, Curriculum Associates, SunGard and Wireless Generation have also licensed Ed-Fi. Further, the Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) has chosen Ed-Fi to power its scalable shared technology services, which aim to accelerate progress toward personalized learning for every K-12 student in the United States. The SLC will help existing and future instructional technology investments in states, districts and schools work better together, and will extend the reach and potential of Ed-Fi to additional states including Illinois, Massachusetts, New York and North Carolina.
"At the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, we believe that the absence of a widely-adopted data standard is the fundamental element that has kept the education sector stuck in its old ways of doing business," said Lori Fey, Director, Policy Initiatives, US Education at the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. "We believe that improvement and innovation in the education sector are within reach, and that states, districts and vendors that move aggressively to standardize their data and systems will unlock the potential of both."
Ed-Fi does not replace existing education data or information systems, nor does it supplant existing data standards; it enables them to work together to give educators nationwide what they need: holistic portraits of students that are detailed, easy to understand and up-to-date at any given moment. Moreover, Ed-Fi addresses a long-standing challenge to meaningful systemic improvement in schools nationwide: The multiple and often non-interoperable information and education data systems used by schools, districts and states.
"Ed-Fi fills the persistent need in the education sector to harness the power of data already collected in school districts and states," said Fey.
STATE EDUCATION AGENCY QUOTES
"Joining Ed-Fi and uniting behind a common data standard is an important step forward for Arizona's education community to provide powerful student-level data to educators," said Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal. "Arizona is undergoing transformative education reform, and improving the quality of education through sound data-driven decision making is a key part of that change. I applaud the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation for offering such a robust education technology solution, at no cost, to the Arizona Department of Education."
"Colorado has consolidated 19 primary data collections, and we now have eight. We were able to do this by taking a student-based approach to data as compared to the old way of approaching data based on programs. Ed-Fi wholly supports this enterprise view of data. By streamlining the flow of information and eliminating redundant data requests, Colorado can reduce the data administration burden for schools while shifting resources towards using data to enhance performance," said Robert Hammond, Commissioner of Education, Colorado.
"Use of the Ed-Fi standard allowed us to significantly accelerate the development life cycle for our Education Insight warehouse and dashboard projects, enabling us to move from analysis to production in just 12 months. Ed-Fi provided a compass that guided the transformation of data from a variety of disparate data sources into meaningful real-time metrics for classroom decision-making, while allowing us to customize the teacher dashboard to the specific needs of Delaware educators," said Reese Robinson, Education Insight Project Manager, Delaware Department of Education.
"In Kansas, we have been working over the past several years to help schools develop a system of tiered interventions designed to meet the unique needs of each student. The Ed-Fi framework and teacher dashboards are serving as a foundation to allow us to implement a Collaborative Workspace for teachers that will tie right into that effort," said Brad Neuenswander, Deputy Commissioner for Education in Kansas. "The Collaborative Workspace will provide teachers valuable information on individual student needs and learning styles, allowing them to start the school year or semester with the instructional strategies necessary to help each student succeed. It's very powerful when teachers can start from day one presenting information and creating an environment that will be most conducive to student achievement. We believe that by using the Ed-Fi solution, we can implement the Collaborative Workspace sooner and provide a more comprehensive solution for our teachers."
"Educators across Louisiana recognize the value of using data to drive student achievement. Thus, we've adopted a strategy to enrich the capacity of our data systems both within the agency and in support ofour districts, schools, teachers, students and families. The Ed-Fi dashboards play into that strategy by providing teachers and administrators with a daily snapshot of student, classroom and campus performance in a manner that is reliable, meaningful and easy to understand," said John White, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education.
To get more detailed information about the Ed-Fi data standard including FAQ and technical documentation, or to provide comments on the Ed-Fi data standard, visit the website at http://www.ed-fi.org.
Ed-Fi is a universal educational data standard and tool suite that enables vital academic information on K-12 students to be consolidated from the different data systems of school districts throughout the United States. Ed-Fi acts as a universal translator of academic data, integrating and organizing information so that educators can start addressing the individual needs of each student from day one, and can measure progress and refine action plans throughout the school year.
Developed through funding from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Ed-Fi licenses provide school districts, state education agencies and vendors with unrestricted access to all Ed-Fi components free of charge. For more information, visit http://www.ed-fi.org. The Ed-Fi initiative supports the goal of ensuring that all children have access to quality education in public schools, one of the foundation's key objectives.
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New RealNetworks hires bring fresh approach and focus to digital media strategy and new product development
SEATTLE, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced that two new executives have joined its leadership team. Torrie Dorrell joins the company as Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Strategy, while Robert Gross assumes the role of Vice President of New Products. Both executives report directly to RealNetworks President and CEO Thomas Nielsen.
"Torrie and Robert bring a wealth of experience, energy and passion to the company as we continue to make progress on the next chapter of RealNetworks," said Nielsen. "Their insights, experience and leadership in developing and bringing products to market -- honed over many years in consumer and media technology -- will help accelerate RealNetworks products and services in the digital content consumption and monetization space."
In the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Digital Media and Strategy, Torrie will focus on building out RealNetworks strategy and products around consumer-facing digital media solutions and products.
Torrie brings over twenty years of experience in developing, marketing and selling innovative content and services across many mediums. She most recently served as Vice President of Applications, Content and Games at T-Mobile where she led a team responsible for delivering applications, games and services to enrich customers' mobile experiences. She also oversaw T-Mobile's digital stores, mobile advertising and cloud services. Prior to T-Mobile, she held executive positions at Sony Online Entertainment, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and The Walt Disney Company.
As Vice President of New Products, Robert will be responsible for the development of emerging products from RealNetworks. This newly created role will focus on -- and leverage -- internal and external resources to ensure RealNetworks keeps filling the pipeline with innovative new products across its technology portfolio.
Before joining RealNetworks, Robert most recently spent over sixteen years with Microsoft, where he held various leadership and engineering management roles across many different divisions, platforms and devices. Before Microsoft, he held executive positions at IBM, Sun Microsystems, Yamaha Music and Lucasfilm. Robert holds graduate degrees in music theory and composition and was on the staff of several companies where he worked on music and acoustic research, sound and picture editing, as well as audio and video platform products.
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com.
RealNetworks is a trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Forward Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to the future development of RealNetworks' products and services. More information about potential risk factors that could affect business and financial results is included in the RealNetworks annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent year ended December 31, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and, from time to time, in other reports filed by RealNetworks with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from estimates under different assumptions or conditions. RealNetworks assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which are in effect as of their respective dates.
CONTACT: Barbara Krause of Krause Taylor Associates, +1-408-981-2429, Barbara@krause-taylor.com, for RealNetworks
Brainybrawn, Inc. announces Launch of its Web based Medical College Information Management Solution (Sanvi MCIMS), as well as Receipt of Order for Its Comprehensive Restaurant Information Management Solution for Managing Chain of Restaurants (Sanvi RMSC) in India
ALLENTOWN, Pa., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainybrawn, Inc. (Pink Sheets: BRNW) announced that its subsidiary Sanvi Infotech Pvt. Ltd (India) has launched Sanvi Medical College Information Management Solution (Sanvi MCIMS), a web based application for comprehensive information management in medical colleges in India. The Company also announced that its subsidiary Sanvi Infotech Pvt. Ltd (India) has received an order for automating up to 10 restaurants from a North India-based Restaurant Chain through customized installation of Sanvi Infotech's comprehensive, modular and integrated Restaurant Information Management Solution for Managing Chain of Restaurants (Sanvi RMSC).
Sanvi MCIMS has been designed to automate the admission, registration, class scheduling, attendance, internal and university examinations and internship processes pursuant to the guidelines laid down by the Medical Council of India.
Sanvi RMSC has been designed to not only facilitate informed decision making by the owners and management but also minimize pilferage at all levels of operation. It is a customizable, modular, and integrated application for comprehensive automation of Point of Sale (PoS) Billing, Purchase, Inventory, Recipe, Materials, Food Costing, Consumption, Departments, Customer, HR, and Accounts management in a chain of restaurants. To facilitate real-time access to inventory and consumption status at various Kitchen, Department and Store levels, as well as sales at various PoS Billing Outlets, the MIS Reports and Real Time Status Reports will be available online for the benefit of senior management and owners.
Sanvi Infotech Pvt. Ltd ("Sanvi Infotech") is in the business of software, web application and information management solutions development business, focusing primarily on the healthcare, hospitality, education, and media and marketing sectors.
The software solutions currently being offered for sale in India by Sanvi Infotech include (a) HealthLynx M.D. Hospital -- a modular, integrated and complete out-patient, in-patient, electronic medical record ("EMR"), inventory, employee, supplies, finance, referral and business management solution for small hospitals and multi-specialty nursing homes; (b) HealthLynx Rx -- an inventory, finance and business management solution for pharmaceutical retailers and wholesalers; (c) Sanvi HMS - a comprehensive, integrated and modular reservation, room stay, billing, room-service, house-keeping, inventory, banquet, HR, Departments, restaurant and business management solution for hotels and resorts; (d) Sanvi RMS - an integrated and modular PoS billing, recipe, food costing, materials, inventory, departments, HR and business management solution for restaurants; and (e) Sanvi Outdoor Media Management Solution ("SOMMS") - a complete outdoor media-inventory, and business management solution.
Sanvi Infotech's solutions are not only comprehensive, modular and fully integrated but also highly intuitive and user friendly, and they help facilitate informed decision making by the management and business owners.
Brainybrawn, Inc. ("the Company") through its subsidiary Sanvi Infotech Pvt. Ltd (India), seeks to assist media and marketing companies, and education, healthcare and hospitality providers, in India and elsewhere, by developing products and services to help support, and market their practices and businesses with innovative technology and business solutions such as office and business automation and comprehensive information management software.
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The Joker Returns to Wreak Havoc in DC Universe(TM) Online
Fourth DLC Pack, "The Last Laugh," Features Large-Scale Multiplayer Combat, New Light-Powered Legends Characters and an All-New Weapon
SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The battle between heroes and villains in DC Universe(TM) Online (DCUO) continues as Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that The Last Laugh, the fourth downloadable content (DLC) pack for DCUO, will be available in June for download on the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The Last Laugh will pit players against each other in high-intensity multiplayer brawls, feature an all-new weapon, and introduce new Light-Powered Legends PvP characters.
"We created this DLC purely for the players that like to take the fight to each other in DCUO's amazing PvP combat," said Jens Andersen, creative director on DC Universe Online. "Our community has continuously asked for more multiplayer action in DCUO, and we wanted to deliver content that fully meets their expectations and pushes PvP to another level. The Last Laugh is the first DLC that we've created that focuses almost entirely on player versus player battles, and it adds an exciting new element as some of DC's greatest heroes and villains join to fight alongside you. Players will have even more opportunities to prove to the world whether heroes or villains will be triumphant."
The Last Laugh will include an all-new weapon, hours of multiplayer gameplay in the Safe Houses and Headquarters, and new Legends PvP characters:
-- The Shield - Players can unleash 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
unscrambling teleporter codes that The Joker has mixed into
fragments. Located at the Watchtower or Hall of Doom, players must
retrieve eight code fragments to successfully rebuild useable
-- The Rescue - Heroes must rescue hostages, while Villains will be
freeing arrested criminals from opposing Safe Houses.
-- Bomb Disposal - Thanks to The Joker, the encryption on the Email
terminals has changed and can only be bypassed by the robot he
provided. Players must gain control of the robot and either upload
the data to their HQ or add new encryption to keep their enemies and
The Joker away from it.
-- 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 - Combat illuminates with the introduction of the
first light-powered Legends for multiplayer combat. Players will soon
have access to Kilowog, a Green Lantern, and Amon Sur, a member of the
DCUO's The Last Laugh DLC pack will be accessible for free for the game's Legendary members and available for purchase 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.
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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 will be available for a $14.99 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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KingsIsle Entertainment Selects Unity Development Platform For Upcoming Mobile And Cross-Platform Game Projects
PLANO, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KingsIsle Entertainment, publisher and developer of the popular online game Wizard101, has signed an agreement with Unity Technologies to use the Unity game development platform for select upcoming projects.
The broad agreement provides KingsIsle the flexibility to use Unity for a variety of possible future projects. Additionally, KingsIsle gains use of the full complement of Unity development tools, including access to source code.
"Unity enables us to write code once and then deploy the same code across various platforms," said Josef Hall, vice president of Development at KingsIsle Entertainment. "Unity also lets us easily utilize the huge library of art and animations we have created over the last several years, without having to sacrifice any of our existing expertise or design tools."
"Over the last three years KingsIsle's hit game Wizard101 has grown to become a leading title in the online family entertainment space," said Tony Garcia, Unity Technologies. "We're thrilled KingsIsle has shown such a strong commitment to Unity."
About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.
KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality massively multiplayer online games which provide entertainment for the entire family. Wizard101, KingsIsle's first flagship property, received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Media Seal of Approval in 2009 and has been recognized by the National Parenting Publications Awards. Wizard101 was named Best MMO of 2010 by Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine, Best Family MMO of the Decade by Massively.com and the #1 Best Family Game of 2009 by MMORPG.com. Pirate101, the company's second flagship title, will launch in 2012. The company's experienced and creative team is raising the bar in online entertainment by offering products with rich storylines, friendly navigation, top-quality art and fully-voiced characters. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit http://www.kingsisle.com.
KingsIsle and Wizard101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MIMVI, Inc. (OTCBB: MIMV) has announced the expansion of its search offerings to include social networking apps. This initiative--which initially includes Facebook apps--will be rolled out over time to encompass other social networks.
MIMVI, the global leader in volume and long tail search results for Mobile Apps, also provides search and recommendation services for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Web Apps.
Michael Poutre, MIMVI's CEO, commented on the company's latest release, "This effort acknowledges the growing role of social networks--currently led by Facebook-- in the Mobile App ecosystem. It is aligned with our promise to provide access to more apps across all platforms than anywhere else on the Mobile Internet today."
For more information about MIMVI, please refer to the company's website (http://www.mimvi.com) or contact Investor Relations at:
The WSR Group
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, MIMVI, Inc. (OTCBB: MIMV) is a pure-play search and recommendation technology company. Its proprietary search and "intelligent" recommendation algorithms enable the search and discovery of Mobile Apps, Mobile Content and Mobile Products across multiple devices and platforms, including: Apple's iPhone and iPad, Google Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Facebook and Web Apps. For more information, please visit: http://www.mimvi.com
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2 Million Strong, Chili's Celebrates Facebook Fan Milestone With "Molten Giveaway"
Facebook fans and brand enthusiasts alike can enjoy Chili's most popular dessert through new Facebook Offers platform
DALLAS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chili's® Grill & Bar reached another social media landmark by achieving 2,000,000 "Likes" by guests, fans and enthusiasts on the brand's Facebook page. For three years, Chili's fun-spirited attitude has attracted fans with sweet posts, tasty offers and pictures of delicious food and beverages. Now, Chili's is sharing in the fun by giving a tempting reward to the brand's many fans. As a thank you, next week from Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17, more than 2,000,000 Chili's fans can receive a free Molten Chocolate Cake, or other dessert of their choice, when they redeem a coupon available through the new Facebook Offers platform.
To claim the offer, guests simply visit Chili's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/chilis and click 'Get Offer' from the top-most status update by Chili's. Facebook will send an email with the coupon to the email address linked to the fan's Facebook account. To redeem, guests can either print the coupon or show the offer via smart phone to their Chili's server.
Chili's celebrated reaching 1,000,000 Facebook fans in Aug. 2011 with a party at ChiliHeadquarters honoring one of the brand's biggest advocates. Now, only nine months later, Chili's is proud to have more than 2,000,000 loyal Facebook fans engaging with the brand each day.
Chili's Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Chili's offers a fun, energetic atmosphere and a distinct, fresh mix of grilled American favorites at more than 1,500 locations in 31 countries and two territories. Brinker's wholly-owned restaurant brands include Chili's® Grill & Bar, and Maggiano's Little Italy®. Brinker also holds a minority investment in Romano's Macaroni Grill®. Follow news about Chili's on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/chilis, @Chilis on Twitter and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/chilis. For more information, please visit http://www.chilis.com.
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Mushroom Networks Announces Real-Time Broadband Bonding Technology at Interop Las Vegas for Real-Time Internet Applications
New Module Allows Bonding of Internet Lines Optimized for Real-Time Applications With Low-Latency Requirements
SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushroom Networks, Inc., innovators of Broadband Bonding(TM) technology, announced today the launch of a new Real Time Broadband Bonding technology for its broadband bonding appliances at the 2012 Interop Las Vegas show.
Businesses leveraging public and private cloud based services can suffer from unstable latency on WAN links caused by fluctuations of the Internet pipe and clogged WAN connectivity from non-real-time traffic overtaking the bandwidth. Real-Time Broadband Bonding technology not only brings more bandwidth by combining up to 12 Internet lines via the Internet bonding device, but also intelligently manages the bonded WANs to optimize latency and provide QoS over the new bonded IP pipe for real-time applications.
Mushroom Networks will demonstrate the new Real Time Broadband Bonding technology at booth #2352 at Interop Las Vegas, May 8th through 10th. The Real-Time Broadband Bonding module combined with the QoS module enables clients to use real-time voice and video applications in conjunction with their non real-time traffic. Users of both public and private cloud services can see decreased connectivity performance from fluctuating WAN conditions or when non real-time traffic is placed into their IP pipe. Mushroom Network's proprietary Real-Time Broadband Bonding technology intelligently manages the bonded WAN to ensure minimized latency and optimal QoS for real-time applications within the bonded IP pipe.
"Our new Real-Time Broadband Bonding technology is ideal for applications that require low latency to and from the data-centers," said Dr. Cahit Akin, CEO of Mushroom Networks. "This new technology allows our clients to run heavy real-time applications such as VoIP, video and other interactive chatty cloud applications over this low latency bonded IP tunnel to get high responsiveness for best user experience."
Mushroom Networks is also announcing at Interop Las Vegas the availability of the Truffle Performance Pack, a high performance version of its Truffle Broadband Bonding appliance. Supporting up to 940 Mbps Broadband Bonding capability, ideal for the data-center side of multi-office installations. Broadband Bonding provides a better performance, higher reliability and cost effective alternative to MPLS networks for site-to-site connectivity.
Interop drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with Interop New York held each fall, with annual international events in Mumbai and Tokyo, all produced by UBM TechWeb and partners. For more information, visit http://www.interop.com.
About Mushroom Networks
Mushroom Networks, Inc. is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, providing patent pending Broadband Bonding solutions to a range of Internet connection applications. The company's flagship product line serves SMBs, enterprises, multi-tenant buildings, and broadband service providers and bonds dissimilar broadband access technologies forming a single highly reliable broadband pipe that can easily scale based on needs. Mushroom Networks was a finalist for the coveted 2012 San Diego Business Journal Innovation Award, XCHANGE Tech Innovators Xcellence Award, 2007 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, 2008 CONNECT® 'Most Innovative New Product' award, Network World's "top technology trend of 2008" award, and nominated for the best investment opportunity within the fixed telecom sector by Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit http://www.mushroomnetworks.com/ or call 858-452-1031.
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Infoteria's "lino" Online Sticky Note Sharing Service Arrives on Android
TOKYO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Infoteria Corporation announced on May 8 to launch the Android app version of its popular free online sticky note sharing service "lino". The app is currently in beta release, and is available for download from Google Play.
"lino" is a cloud-based service that provides an online canvas to post and share electronic sticky note, photos, movies and files. The service is popular not only among Japanese users, but also in more than 100 foreign countries including the U.S. Overseas users now account for over 70% of all users.
The service has already been available for PC, iPhone and iPad, and now widely available for Android smartphones and tablets.
With the Android app, user can intuitively handle, double-tap, or pinch stickies and the canvas on screen. "lino" is fun to use in various scenes of life, such as posting an idea conceived while on the go through a smartphone, laying out stickies on the canvas with a PC at home, and sharing photos and movies of an event among friends.
About Infoteria Corporation
Infoteria Corporation was founded in 1998 as the first software company in Japan dedicated to XML. Infoteria develops and markets software and services which connect various corporate computers and devices. The company's flagship software product is "ASTERIA," which federates a variety of computer systems of different makes without any additional programming. It has been introduced by more than 2,700 corporations (as of the end of December 2011), primarily large and medium-sized firms. Moreover, the company's "Handbook," a cloud-based service which distributes digital documents stored on a PC to iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets, is employed by many advanced corporate and public users as a standard tool for their employees to carry business documents such as sales materials, product brochures and meeting reports.
"lino" is a cloud-based service to provide the canvas to post stickies and photos, offered free of charge to users through PC browsers and iPhone, iPad and Android apps. As with temporarily attaching notes with an adhesive strip on one side, "lino" makes it possible to attach memos, tasks, photos, videos and computer files to the canvas so that members of a group can share them later. "lino" supports Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean languages and is used worldwide. *Note: Currently, "lino" apps for iPhone, iPad and Android are only available in Japanese and English.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluegrass Cellular announced today it will offer iPhone 4S to its customers beginning Friday, May 18. iPhone 4S will be available starting at $149 for the 16GB model, $249 for the 32GB model and $349 for the 64GB model. Bluegrass Cellular will also offer iPhone 4 for $49. All models are available at all Bluegrass Cellular Customer Care Centers, select Authorized Agent locations and online at http://www.bluegrasscellular.com/iphone. Customers can pre-register their interest starting today.
iPhone 4S is the most amazing iPhone yet, packed with incredible features including Apple's dual-core A5 chip for blazing fast performance and stunning graphics; an all-new camera with advanced optics; full 1080p HD resolution video recording; and Siri, an intelligent assistant that helps you get things done just by asking. iPhone 4S comes with iOS 5.1, the world's most advanced mobile operating system; and iCloud, a breakthrough set of free cloud services that work with your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC to automatically and wirelessly store your content in iCloud and push it to all your devices.
"Bluegrass Cellular is pleased to offer iPhone 4S to our customers throughout the Bluegrass service area nationwide," said Ron Smith, President and CEO, Bluegrass Cellular. "We will give iPhone customers unparalleled service as they experience this amazing device and its unique features and applications on our network, wherever they go."
Details and pricing for iPhone on Bluegrass Cellular:
Plan Individual 200 Individual 550 Individual Unlimited
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Monthly Fee $64.99 $79.99 $99.99
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Voice (minutes)* 200 - Any Net 550 - Any Net Unlimited
600 - On Net Unlimited - On Net
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Data (MB) 3,000
iPhone 4S 16GB $149
iPhone 4S 32GB $249
iPhone 4S 64GB $349
iPhone 4 8GB $49
*Calling may be restricted from certain geographies.
Note: 24-month contract required.
About Bluegrass Cellular
A pioneer in the wireless field in the state's rural areas, Bluegrass Cellular has been operating in Kentucky for more than 20 years. Headquartered in Elizabethtown, Ky., Bluegrass Cellular has 21 company-owned retail locations and more than 30 authorized agent locations. For more information on Bluegrass Cellular and for local store hours and locations, visit bluegrasscellular.com or call 1-800-928-CELL. Join the conversation online, Twitter.com/BluegrassCell or at Facebook.com/bluegrasscellular.
Babylon.com Launches New Mobile Applications Available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone
NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Babylon.com, the leading language solutions provider, releases a suite of new translation apps in dozens of different languages for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone. Babylon's most downloaded translation software is now available free of charge on smartphones.
"Babylon aims to bridge the language gap. For example, when you are in a foreign country and unfamiliar with the language and want to order lunch from a menu, Babylon will help you do that. With Babylon apps, you can communicate in dozens of languages of your choice. Easily, everywhere, anytime," says Liat Sade-Sternberg, Babylon's VP of Marketing & Sales.
These three mobile applications are Babylon.com's latest development, and share one primary objective: Making translations simple, easy and fun for smartphones users.
"The new applications provide our users with a groundbreaking mobile platform experience and enable communication in multiple languages, making international social and business collaboration conversant," explains Oren Azulay, Babylon's VP of Products.
The Babylon Touch for iPhone - Babylon's One-Touch Translator. Tap the application icon, choose the language of the hard copy, capture the term and get instant translation.
Babylon Touch enables translation of a term from any hard copy text directly to your phone with a touch. Whether you are sitting at a restaurant reading a menu or visiting a store in a foreign country or just at home reading a newspaper, simply open the application, point the embedded camera over the text and touch the term requested. This app is available in nine source languages (English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Korean Portuguese, Russian and Spanish -- with more to come) and offers translation into 32 different languages.
Babylon Touch for Android devices is soon to be released.
The Babylon Translator for Android delivers instant, quick and comprehensive dictionary results in dozens of languages to your mobile. The easy to use interface allows you to copy any term or text from your email, browser or any digital interface and provides instant access to over 1,500 dictionaries and glossaries in multiple languages to receive the best full text translations -- absolutely free of charge!
Babylon Translator for Windows Phone offers full text translations with the ability to search for any single term. Get instant access to over 1,500 dictionaries and glossaries in multiple languages. With one touch, app users can easily switch between 'dictionary' and 'text' modes. The app also offers an embedded converter, for currencies, measurements and time zones.
Go to our virtual media room and see how it works: babylon.com/mediaroom/mobile
Babylon.com is a publicly traded company founded in 1997. The Company is a leading provider of language solutions such as online dictionary and translation software, translation services, language learning solutions, English writing enhancement and more. Babylon.com is in the top 45 most popular websites worldwide, The Babylon.com user base exceeds 150 million desktop installations in more than 231 markets and supports 75 languages.
SAF Tehnika unveils exclusive 5 year warranty to all CFIP Lumina full outdoor radios
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAF Tehnika (NASDAQ:SAF1R), a premier carrier-class licensed and unlicensed microwave radio manufacturer is pleased to announce an industry`s first five-year warranty to all Gigabit Ethernet CFIP Lumina Full Outdoor radios and antennas the company sells in Europe and North America.
The announcement in Europe was made on the 6th of March 2012, at the opening of the international tradeshow CeBIT 2012, held in Hannover, Germany, but in North America it will be officially announced during the CTIA Wireless show 2012.
Under the five-year warranty, equipment that experiences hardware or software related failure within five years of the original date of shipment will be repaired free of charge.
The warranty is applicable to all CFIP Lumina Full Outdoor radios and antennas delivered in Europe and North America as of the 6th of March, 2012.
In addition to the 5 year warranty, SAF Tehnika will continue to offer free of charge technical support, including business-hours telephone support, free documentation and software updates.
"Every time our customer purchase a wireless product, they're making an investment in their business and future. We're proud to be a part of their future as a trusty and reliable partner with 10+ years of experience in full outdoor technology. The slogan when we say quality, we mean it reflects our utmost confidence in the equipment we sell," said Janis Ennitis, VP of Sales &Marketing.
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Lilliputian Systems Announces Strategic Partnership Agreement with Brookstone
WILMINGTON, Mass., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lilliputian Systems Inc. (LSI), a developer of portable power products for consumer electronics, is pleased to announce that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Brookstone, Inc. (Brookstone), a multichannel lifestyle retailer and innovative product development company, to launch LSI's initial product, a revolutionary portable charger for power hungry consumer electronics.
Under the terms of the agreement, Brookstone will be the first retail launch partner for LSI's portable charging system. Brookstone will be responsible for the marketing, promotion, distribution and sale of the product through their various distribution channels such as catalog, Brookstone.com, and retail stores including airport and mall locations. Lilliputian will be responsible for the product design, development, and manufacturing. The product will be branded and sold under the Brookstone® brand.
"Today's Smartphones use much more power, increasing the need for a more efficient way to recharge when on the go," said Steven Schwartz, Vice President of Merchandising and Product Development at Brookstone. "Lilliputian's groundbreaking technology provides power, wherever and whenever you need it. This breakthrough aligns well with our commitment to innovative solutions that make life easier."
The stand-alone, portable, lightweight, "plug-less charger" product will charge and power billions of Consumer Electronics (CE) devices that subscribe to the USB standard (e.g. smart phones, mobile handsets, MP3 music/video players, digital cameras, etc.). It provides several weeks of "always available" Personal Power(TM) to the user from a single recyclable cartridge. Lasting significantly longer than alternative solutions and costing much less than primary spare batteries, the portable power system offers a compelling value proposition and unparalleled mobility and freedom (from wall outlets) for consumers with power hungry smart phones. Additionally, the system can be used for multiple devices, significantly reducing the need for consumers to travel with cables and power adapters. The product has been approved for carry-on and use for regular commercial aircraft abroad by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and domestically by The U.S. Department of Transportation, offering a superior, convenient solution to the myriad of CE power challenges faced by today's user.
"We are happy to announce our first strategic go-to-market partnership agreement with Brookstone," said Ken Lazarus, Lilliputian CEO. "Brookstone's widespread distribution, brand recognition and reach to our targeted customer base are world-class and we are certain this will be a successful partnership. Together with Brookstone, we look forward to providing customers with a real solution to the challenge of keeping today's mobile CE devices powered."
"Countless surveys, focus groups and research reports have shown that current and near-term battery technologies are incapable of satisfying the growing consumer demand for portable power - a fact that any smartphone user already knows," said Mouli Ramani, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Lilliputian Systems. "This new power system will transform how consumers use their CE devices; they will never have to hunt for a wall outlet or run out of power midday again. It's like having a plug in your pocket."
Brookstone and Lilliputian will make a formal product announcement in the coming months.
Lilliputian Systems, Inc. has developed the world's first Personal Power(TM) solution for Consumer Electronics (CE) devices, a revolutionary family of products targeted at the $50 billion portable power market. The Company's breakthrough solution delivers the only viable small form?factor battery replacement that provides the enormous run-time improvements demanded by today's CE devices. Lilliputian's patented Silicon Power Cell(TM) technology is based on highly-efficient solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) wafer fabrication methods, and is fueled by recyclable high energy butane cartridges. The technology is reliable, U.S. Department of Transportation approved and environmentally friendly. Lilliputian's solution enables a 5-10X longer run-time versus similarly sized batteries. The Company's elegantly designed solution both complements today's devices and can seamlessly integrate into future devices - all while ensuring the consumer enjoys an essentially infinite supply of Personal Power(TM) for their CE devices. For more information, visit http://www.lilliputiansystems.com.
Brookstone is a multichannel lifestyle specialty retailer and product development company. Brookstone operates 300 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico. Typically located in high-traffic regional shopping malls and airports, the stores feature unique and innovative consumer products. Brookstone also operates an e-commerce business that includes the Brookstone catalog and Brookstone.com. Fans of Brookstone are encouraged to Like Brookstone on Facebook or follow them on Twitter and Pinterest.
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Lilliputian Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Angela Malerba, The CHT Group, +1-860-861?1653, LSI@thechtgroup.com; Airfoil Public Relations: +1-248-304-1456, Brookstone@airfoilpr.com
Soccer Fanatic unveils company rebrand to soccerloco
The online and retail store's name, logo and marketing initiatives reflect its ongoing commitment to provide soccer enthusiasts with premium products through an innovative shopping experience
SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Soccer Fanatic, the online and specialty retailer of premium and exclusive soccer gear, announced the launch of the company's rebrand to soccerloco today. The change reflects the sheer passion and hysterical love of soccer the company has grown over its 15 years of business.
With a sleek new, more intuitive website and premium, concept retail shops, soccerloco will continue as the premiere destination to buy top value soccer shoes, soccer jerseys, soccer balls and other soccer equipment from soccer's most trusted brands including Nike, adidas, Puma and more.
"soccerloco will move forward as an even stronger source of authentic soccer gear from the game's best brands," said John Lococo, President of soccerloco. "We have a well-respected name behind the company, which is recognized as a leader in the industry, yet anticipate that switching to 'loco' will show customers our commitment to pushing the boundaries and taking our shopping experience to the next level."
The change will be inclusive of all four of Soccer Fanatic's current retail locations, in addition to its online store. The newly updated website launched today and the companywide conversion is expected to be complete by the end of May.
"As we expand into new markets, we continue to create innovative experiences and position ourselves to exceed the expectations of today's youth soccer players, club team members and soccer fans everywhere," said Lococo. "Our new name and logo is being launched with a fresh marketing campaign that reflects a phenomenon that already exists: the uninhibited enthusiasm our customers have for playing, watching and living soccer."
In conjunction with its re-brand, soccerloco will celebrate its 15-year anniversary with a VIP party, May 19th, in San Diego. The date coincides with one of the biggest days in world soccer, as the Champions League Final will be contested in Munich, Germany that day. The party is a celebration of soccerloco's customers, partners and employees and will include professional player appearances, giveaways, free swag and more.
Headquartered in San Diego, soccerloco is actively involved in community events, as well as club and youth soccer leagues in-and-around Southern California.
"What hasn't changed, is that our company is still built on the foundation provided by our employees and their commitment to excellence. We can attribute the authentic experience we provide, both in-store & online, to our great staff who always have and always will eat, sleep and dream soccer," added Lococo.
Driven by passion for the game, soccerloco delivers the premium products and innovative experience needed to take committed players, teams and fans to the next level.
Both online and in-store, the leading retailer of authentic soccer gear offers an extensive selection of soccer shoes, professional jerseys and other top-of-the-line equipment from the game's most recognized brands including Nike, adidas, Puma and more.
Datacastle releases new version of its enterprise endpoint backup and data protection solution, Datacastle RED
Datacastle RED version 5 addresses enterprise requirements for secure mobile data access, simple deployment and management, and easy scalability from a single department to organization wide
SEATTLE, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Datacastle®, a market leader for protecting enterprises from mobile data loss and data breaches, today announced the release of Datacastle RED version 5, the latest version of the company's centrally managed endpoint data protection solution. The new version addresses the growing requirement for enterprise IT to provide secure and auditable access to enterprise data on tablets, smart phones, or browsers, anytime, anywhere.
"Over the last year, we have experienced explosive demand for Datacastle RED as IT professionals struggle to respond to the growth in data, BYOD devices and workforce mobility in the enterprise," said Ron Faith, president and CEO of Datacastle. "We believe that Datacastle RED is simply the best solution available to service providers and multi-tier distributor networks to respond to IT's requirements and capitalize on the growing market for enterprise backup and mobile data security."
Datacastle RED version 5 also includes significant enterprise deployment and management enhancements, including a completely redesigned, multi-tenant management console, enhanced Active Directory integration, and support for advanced data retention policies. These features, along with Datacastle RED's superior global data deduplication and data caching technologies, are designed to deliver network and storage performance relief for IT's already heavily burdened resources. Datacastle RED version 5 is also Microsoft® Windows® 8 ready.
Datacastle RED version 5 is available now for on-premise, private cloud, or public cloud deployments directly from Datacastle or from one of its global partners, including Seagate® EVault®, Redstor, ALVEA(TM), MISCO, RTGX, and Bayleaf. For more information call 425.996.9684 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Datacastle protects enterprises from mobile data loss and data breach with simplified and scalable endpoint backup and data protection. The company's Datacastle RED product provides secure and auditable access to enterprise data on critical devices, anytime, anywhere. Profiled in Gartner's Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2011, Datacastle RED is available through a global network of partners. To learn more about Datacastle RED, visit http://www.datacastlered.com, follow us on Twitter @Datacastle, or call 425-996-9684 x704.
Mango Languages triples the content in its language learning software
Online tools teach through interactivity, user engagement
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mango Languages, a leading provider of consumer language learning resources, has expanded its Mango Passport software package to include new "Journeys"--in-depth, engaging and fun courses that strengthen language skills in all areas. Mango Languages CEO Jason Teshuba made the announcement.
Mango developed its Journeys to expand content and take users farther in their own language travels. All 28 Mango Passport courses (including 16 foreign languages and 12 for English language learners) take users through the first Journey, getting them started speaking, interacting and absorbing grammar, etiquette and vocabulary from the first lesson.
Now, with the added content of Journeys 2-3 for eight of its most popular languages, Mango Passport users can cover more complex grammar and vocabulary, experience more vibrant cultural insights and come closer to fluency than ever before.
"Language learning can be a part of everyone's lifestyle," says Teshuba. "When we started Mango, we wanted to make learning a new language fun, engaging and accessible to anyone. Mango Passport's new Journeys make our software valuable to everyone, whether they are moving to a foreign country, or just learning to say 'hello.'"
Mango's unique structure lets users learn at their own pace and from wherever they are, including an audio-only version for MP3 devices. Every version starts users speaking and understanding their new language from the first lesson.
Available languages for Mango Passport Journeys 1-3: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and English (for Spanish speakers)
Available languages for Mango Passport Journey 1: Chinese (Mandarin), Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese and English (for speakers of Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Turkish)
About Mango Languages:
Founded in 2007,Mango Languages is recognized as a leading provider of self-study language learning services to libraries, government agencies, corporations and the general public. Designed by a team of linguists, teachers, software developers, human interface specialists, writers, voice talents and designers, the company's award-winning language learning system has drawn acclaim from prominent national and international reference groups, educational resources and travel guides. For more information, visit http://www.mangolanguages.com, follow Mango Languages on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/mangolanguages or like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/mangolanguages.
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Entire Portfolio of Award Winning Content and Network Security Products Now Being Offered As Virtualized Solutions
SEATTLE, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in business security solutions, today announced that it is leading the charge to own the global virtual security market with the launch of its entire line of content and network security products as virtualized solutions. This now gives WatchGuard customers and channel partners an unparalleled offering of both hardware and virtual security solutions to best meet their business needs.
"For small and midsized businesses the cloud is real, and WatchGuard is ready to protect it," said Eric Aarrestad, Vice President of Marketing at WatchGuard Technologies. "Hardware-based security is great and will be the mainstay for many businesses. However, there are many businesses now that are taking advantage of virtualization. For them, WatchGuard will be in lock step to provide the best security offerings for virtual environments, too."
"We own and operate VMware vSphere clusters in multiple locations to serve our clients," said Todd A Blank, Founder of YourColo LLC, an Ohio based Managed Services Provider. "All components are best of breed, from end to end. We call it the "Data Power Station" model. The idea is to deliver a consistently fluid end user experience."
Blank continues, "While YourColo was recently designing and building a brand new DataPowerStation in Columbus Ohio, our goal was to be 100% virtual. To meet that goal, we evaluated many Virtual Security Appliances prior to WatchGuard's XTMv beta program. We were about to give up on the idea of virtualizing our security and content control. We had limited pieces of it in place, but not the whole picture. When we implemented XTMv in our lab, we were blown away by how right WatchGuard had gotten it! This fits our Multi-Tenancy models, and the needs of our clients who have HiPPA and SOX compliance challenges. The best part is, with WatchGuard's Virtual Appliances, we can meet multiple deployment and use requirements in the same vSphere cluster!"
"Where their competitors made sacrifices to fit into the virtual paradigm, WatchGuard exploited the virtual paradigm to its fullest to introduce products that actually improve on the capabilities, flexibility, and features of their physical incarnations," concludes Blank.
WatchGuard XTMv - Virtualized Extensible Threat Management
Four editions of XTMv are being launched to meet the needs of small, midsize and large-scale distributed environments. This includes, XTMv Small Office edition, Medium Office, Large Office and Datacenter. These virtual versions provide the same type of high security offered by WatchGuard XTM series hardware appliances, including Application Control, Reputation Enabled Defense, intrusion prevention, gateway anti-virus, web blocking traffic shaping, and more.
Because multiple instances of XTMv can run on a single vSphere hypervisor, the WatchGuard virtual appliance is ideal for managed security services providers (MSSPs), hosting providers, and larger IT organizations who wish to run separate logical firewalls on the same host system.
Furthermore, because the WatchGuard XTMv series can manage traffic passing within the virtual infrastructure, and even across internal networks between virtual machines in the same cluster or on the same server, XTMv is well suited to implement security policies between applications, user communities or tenants. Even in small offices with a single server running consolidated workloads, an instance of XTMv can be run on the same server to protect the full server consolidation environment.
WatchGuard XCSv - Extensible Content, DLP, Web and Email Security Now Virtualized
Like the XTMv offerings, four editions of XCSv are now available, which includes XCSv Small Office edition, Medium Office, Large Office and Large Office XC. These virtual versions provide the same level of web content, DLP, email and messaging security offered by WatchGuard XCS hardware appliances, including advanced anti-spam and malware protection, zero-hour threat outbreak response and easy to use management and reporting features.
Because the WatchGuard XCSv series can be deployed adjacent to messaging and web servers within the virtual infrastructure, and even across internal networks between virtual machines in the same cluster or on the same server, XCSv is well suited to implement web and messaging security policies between domains, applications, user communities or tenants. Even in small offices with a single server running consolidated workloads, an instance of XCSv can be run on the same server to provide web, DLP, email and messaging security.
Pricing and Availability
Both WatchGuard XTMv and XCSv will be supported on VMware vSphere versions 4.1 and 5.0. Pricing on XTMv and XCSv editions vary depending on edition size. The XTMv Small Office edition starts at $750; the XCSv Small Office edition starts at $325 and both respectively increase depending on edition sizes and security services and bundles. Both XTMv and XCSv solutions are available this month from authorized WatchGuard channel partners.
About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of business security solutions, providing mission-critical protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network, application and data protection, as well as unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit http://www.watchguard.com/.
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