First Hughes JUPITER(TM) Gateway Commissioned and Delivering High-Speed System Traffic
Major milestone paves the way to HughesNet Gen4 Services
GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that the JUPITER Gateway and user terminals have successfully completed their factory and field qualifications and are now operational, delivering high-speed, end-to-end system traffic over the AMC 15 Ka-band satellite. Crossing this major milestone paves the way for the launch in Q2 2012 of JUPITER, a next-generation, high throughput satellite, which will deliver HughesNet® Gen4 broadband satellite Internet services across North America.
Hughes is in the process of installing and testing the infrastructure for the JUPITER system with the initial Gateway providing support for multiple spot beams across the United States. Use of the Echostar AMC 15 Ka-band satellite is enabling Hughes to validate the user experience and high-speed service plans that will be delivered to subscribers starting in the summer of 2012. Designed with more download capacity than any other satellite in the world, the new JUPITER satellite will utilize an enhanced version of the IPoS standard, the world's leading broadband satellite standard approved by ETSI, TIA and ITU.
"This is a very exciting time for Hughes," said Pradman Kaul, CEO of Hughes. "We are once again poised to push the envelope and bring a sophisticated, high throughput satellite to market, based on cutting-edge industry standards and with capabilities that will maintain our position as the world's leading integrated satellite service provider."
Employing a multi-spot beam, bent pipe Ka-band architecture, the new geostationary satellite will provide significant additional capacity for HughesNet service in North America. JUPITER's capabilities will augment the successful SPACEWAY® 3 satellite and will be a key element in the delivery of the recently announced enhanced HughesNet Gen4 service later this year. HughesNet is the #1 satellite Internet provider in North America and currently has over 620,000 subscribers.
Contributing to its leadership position in the Ka-band satellite sector, Hughes is providing Yahsat with a Ka-band broadband satellite system including gateway equipment and terminals, as well as a complete OSS/BSS solution for their YahClick broadband services in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia and also is supplying Avanti Communications Group with Ka-band gateways and terminals for operation over Avanti's HYLAS 1 and 2 satellite broadband services across Europe and the Middle East/Africa.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit http://www.hughes.com.
CEVA Announces Availability of Silicon-Based CEVA-XC Software Development Kit for the Rapid Design of Multi-Mode, Software-Defined Modems
Software development kit incorporates new CEVA-XC323 DSP silicon, delivering 800MHz performance; Enables real-time application software development & system verification for LTE, LTE-A, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, WiFi, DTV demodulation and other communication standards
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA), the leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced the availability of a new silicon-based, software development kit (SDK) for runtime software development based on the CEVA-XC323 DSP architecture. The CEVA-XC323 silicon embedded in the SDK was designed by CEVA and manufactured on a 65nm process, delivering up to 800MHz performance. This level of performance facilitates the design of software-based modems and associated application software, for multiple communication standards, in parallel and in a real-time environment. The SDK platform was defined in collaboration with a Tier 1 handset OEM and is already in use with CEVA customers and partners.
The CEVA-XC SDK enables the full implementation of the physical layer (PHY) signal processing in software for a range of communication standards, including LTE, LTE-Advanced, HSPA+, HSPA, TD-SCDMA, WiFi, DTV demodulation, digital radio, and GPS. The SDK is comprised of the CEVA-XC323 silicon, including CEVA's innovative Power Scaling Unit (PSU) which enables advanced power management within the SoC, a comprehensive set of optimized DSP software libraries, and a broad range of standard interfaces, enabling easy integration into customer-specific system designs. The kit also includes complete debug, profiling and tracing capabilities in real-time, to enable the modeling of real system conditions well in advance of customer silicon being available. The development kit is supported by CEVA-Toolbox(TM), a complete software development, debug, and optimization environment.
"Our CEVA-XC silicon-based software development kit significantly accelerates software-defined modem design and development by our customers and partners and enables the full validation of their designs in real-time before taping-out their silicon," said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. "This fundamentally reduces the cost, risk and design efforts associated with supporting still-evolving standards and bringing multi-mode communication designs to production silicon for our customers."
The development kit includes: 6.5Gbps optical transceiver, dual port 1Gbps Ethernet, 1GB of DDR2 memories, 64MB SSRAM memories, HDMI in/out ports, dual Serial Rapid IO transceivers, and multiple large FPGA modules open for user programmability to add SoC specific logic. The CEVA-XC323 silicon was manufactured in a 65nm process and includes the CEVA-XC323 DSP, Power Scaling Unit (PSU), two XC-DMA controllers, program cache, 512 KB L1 data and 1MB shared L2 memory, external 64/128-bit AXI master and slave interfaces, 32-bit master APB interface, multiple efficient master/slave memory interfaces, Power Management Unit (PMU), Timers, Interrupt Control Unit (ICU), GPIOs, and more.
The CEVA-XC SDK is available for purchase today. Contact your local sales office or email email@example.com for more information.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the world's leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia (HD video, Image Signal Processing (ISP) and HD audio), voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2011, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 1 billion devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony and ZTE. Today, more than 40% of handsets shipped worldwide are powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com. Follow CEVA on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cevadsp.
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Amdocs Launches Machine-to-Machine and Cloud-Based Connected Home Solutions to Speed Service Providers' Entry Into the Connected Devices Market
Solutions enable service providers to add new revenue streams and increase average revenue per user
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, today announced the launch of two new solutions that enable service providers to quickly and cost-effectively enter the fast-growing connected devices market. Amdocs M2M (Machine-to-Machine) and Connected Home solutions enable service providers to create new revenue streams, provide a unified customer experience and allow them to compete with over-the-top providers, all of which helps them increase average revenue per user (ARPU).
-- Amdocs M2M solution: A pre-packaged, pre-configured end-to-end solution
based on production-proven technology that allows service providers to
quickly onboard and support partners offering M2M applications such as
smart utility meters, connected electrical vehicles and connected
wellness. The real-time solution can support multiple dynamic business
models including converged, prepaid and postpaid and complex M2M value
chain, handling a wide variety of services and huge volumes of devices.
Predefined, easily configurable partner templates for tariff plans,
business processes, access profiles and user-interfaces enable rapid
onboarding and support of any M2M partners. The solution is also highly
flexible with the ability to change business processes, portals and
tariff plans in a matter of minutes. The solution addresses service
providers' concerns of margin erosions from related customer support
costs by transferring common operational aspects to M2M partners, with
self-management tools for ordering, provisioning and trouble ticketing.
-- Amdocs Connected Home solution: A cloud-based solution that enables
service providers to rapidly launch pre-packaged home and business
services such as remote security, energy, health and multimedia. These
out-of-the-box services considerably reduce service provider development
times and back-office investment costs such as service on-boarding,
inventory control, billing and customer care. Unlike the siloed
offerings of over-the-top providers, Amdocs Connected Home solution can
be easily integrated with existing business and operational support
systems (B/OSS) and core network elements. In so doing, service
providers have the opportunity to leverage their intimate knowledge of
their customers across all services to provide an unprecedented, unified
experience. Amdocs Connected Home solution can allow service providers
to increase revenue by up to 5 percent#, while enriching the customers'
digital life experience and loyalty - many customers are willing to sign
24-36 month contracts for their connected home services.
"We expect to see interest for these solutions across North America and Europe," said Rebecca Prudhomme, Amdocs vice president for product and solutions marketing. "As part of the Amdocs CES portfolio and combined with our wide range of services and unmatched industry expertise, the Amdocs M2M and Connected Home solutions enable service providers to simplify the experience for their customers and create new revenue streams to stay ahead of the competition."
Cellular M2M connections are forecast to grow from 135 million in 2011 to 2.3 billion by 2020, according to Machina Research*, whilst research from Parks Associates** shows a great potential for service providers in the emerging connected home market. For example, 12 percent of US consumers and 9 percent of Western European consumers are highly interested in home security and home automation, and 19 percent of Western European consumers are highly interested in an energy monitoring service.
"With their large subscriber bases, existing marketing channels and retail presence, service providers are well positioned to win a significant share of the connected device markets," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Parks Associates. "Amdocs' solutions offer low cost of entry, support for many industry verticals and the proven integration capabilities needed by a service provider to quickly deliver a truly personalized experience for their partners and subscribers."
#According to Amdocs' internal testing, simulation or test case deployments. Benefits will vary depending on customer implementation.
* Source: Machina Research, M2M Global Forecast and Analysis 2010-20, October 2011
** Source: Parks Associates, Cloud-based Value-added Services, 2011
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For 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company uniquely combines a market-leading BSS, OSS and network control product portfolio with value-driven professional services and managed services operations. With revenue of $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs and its over 19,000 employees serve customers in more than 60 countries.
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, filed on December 8, 2011.
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iTrinegy Unveils its New Network Emulation Range 'INE Stratus' and 'INE Nimbus'
CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, February 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
- Delivering Enterprise Benefits to the Mid-Range Market -
iTrinegy unveils its latest network emulator products aimed at the mid-range market;
INE Stratus and INE Nimbus, offer many of the benefits needed in today's market including
features that have typically only been available in larger enterprise models.
iTrinegy developed their new mid-range of network emulators to enable organizations of
all sizes and needs to fully understand how their applications will perform in any 'real'
network. With initiatives such as Cloud computing and Mobile Computing resulting in
applications needing to work over a variety of different networks, IT professionals such
developers, testers and IT managers are looking for tools like network emulators to help
them ensure software deployments are a success.
"Increasing the accessibility of Network Emulation to organizations of all sizes is a
major step in enabling more companies to gain awareness of application performance prior
to deployment," said Frank Puranik, Product Director for iTrinegy. "Enterprise
organizations recognize the benefits of pre-deployment testing including reducing the risk
of a costly implementation failure. We developed our mid-range emulator range so that
companies of all sizes will have the same opportunities as their larger enterprise
For many mid-range organisations, iTrinegy network emulators
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-emulators/ine-nimbus ] will enable them
to determine whether increasing bandwidth will really result in increased application
performance before they sign up for more bandwidth with their ISP. These products can also
provide valuable insight into how applications would cope with initiatives such Data
Center Consolidation and Virtualization.
INE Stratus and INE Nimbus are delivered via a desktop device or a half-depth 1U
rackmount with up to 4 ports. They come pre-configured with a range of networks: Cloud,
Modem, (A)DSL, WANs (National, international), Satellite, Mobile/Wireless(3G, GPRS, Edge,
WiFi, WiMAX, LTE) Point-to-point (ATM or leased lines), Routed networks (including MPLS)
and VLANS. They are also easily integrated into existing test environments and full test
script and command line control is achievable with INE Stratus.
iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to address the whole Networked
Application Performance Lifecycle (TM) from initial design & development, through testing,
QA, to production rollout and on-going performance monitoring. Many leading organizations
deploy iTrinegy technology including Alcatel, Aviva, BlackRock, EDS, General Dynamics,
IBM, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems
and Unisys. iTrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a select network of
specialist resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.itrinegy.com.
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MarketsandMarkets: Near Field Communication (NFC) Market Worth $10015.96 Million by 2016
DALLAS, February 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
According to the market research report "Near Field Communication (NFC) Market -
Global Forecast & Analysis (2011 - 2016) forecast by Products (NFC Chip, Micro SD Card,
Integrated SIM, Reader & Middleware), Applications (Mobile Payment, Ticketing, Booking,
Data Sharing, Access Control, Non-Payment, Infotainment, Advertisement)" published by
MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total Near Field
Communication applications market is expected to reach $10015.96 million by 2016 at a CAGR
of 38% from 2011 to 2016.
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Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar
devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching them together or
bringing them into close proximity, usually not more than a few centimeters. Present and
anticipated applications include contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified
setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi Communication is also possible between
an NFC device and an unpowered NFC chip, called a "tag".
NFC and Bluetooth are both short-range communication technologies which are integrated
into mobile phones. As described in technical detail below, NFC operates at slower speeds
than Bluetooth, but consumes far less power and doesn't require pairing.
NFC traces its roots back to Radio-frequency identification, or RFID. RFID allows a
reader to send radio waves to a passive electronic tag for identification and tracking.
NFC technology equips user with an ability to make a cashless payment using his/her
mobile phone. In 2011, mobile payment is the major factor driving the NFC market and it
will continue to do so for next five years. The NFC mobile payment market is expected to
cannibalize the smart card payment market. Currently, security and lack of standardization
are the two major issues related to this market. NFC technology is not completely secure
and hence customers have many reservations to make payment via NFC device.
The NFC market includes products such as NFC chips, tags, readers, NFC based micro SD
cards, and NFC enabled SIM/UICC cards. The NFC products market is a highly fragmented
market and each segment reflects different trends. For example, NFC chip market currently
is an almost monopolistic market with NXP Semiconductors holding more than 80% of the
market share, whereas NFC tags market is a highly scattered market with number of players
and flat competition. Both NFC based SIM/UICC cards and micro SD cards are not expected to
reach their full potential as they will slide in to obsolescence due integrated NFC mobile
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Shoe Privee Announces a Gorgeous, Completely Redesigned Website, New Collections and an Online Magazine.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shoe Privee, the Ultimate Private Shoe Club, unveiled today its completely re-designed website featuring two new shoe collections and an online magazine - "Privee".
Joining the traditional "Shoe Privee" collection of fashionable heels at $39.95, the "Luxe" collection targets a more affluent consumer market and features shoes priced from $49.95. These shoes feature better material, design and craftsmanship- but still offer an exceptional value for the discerning buyer.
The "Barganista" collection offers amazing discounts on older styles. For as little as $19.97, including shipping, discount savvy fashionistas can take advantage of these truly spectacular deals.
In addition, Shoe Privee is debuting this month an online magazine called "Privee", featuring dozens of pages on all things Shoes.
"We wanted our site to be socially engaging for our members and give it that magazine feel," says Courtney Rheuban, Shoe Privee's head buyer. "And, in addition to this great new content, My Shoe Story is a place where members will be able to interact with one another, by uploading self images of their favorite shoe styles."
"Shoe Privee once again raises the bar for online shoe clubs," says Fred Krueger, CEO of Shoe Privee. "With no monthly fees, a huge selection of shoes at every price point, and great shoe related content, why go anywhere else?"
Shoe Privee offers exclusive members-only pricing without the membership fee. Founded in 2011 by serial entrepreneurs Fred Krueger and Kim Reed Perell, founders of Adconion and Frontline Direct, Shoe Privee is backed by apparel veterans Serge Azria (Joie, Equipement), Philippe Elmaleh (Net-A-Porter), Carmen Busquets (Net-A-Porter) and Chris Burch (Eagle's Eye, Tory Busch apparel).
Shoe Privee has an active membership exceeding 400,000 visitors per month. For recent news and high-resolution images of this season's hottest styles visit http://shoeprivee.com/press
Shanghai Media Group and Ball-IT Oy Launch blobo Fitness Gaming for Chinese Kids and Families
OULU, Finland, February 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The Shanghai Media Group ("SMG") children's channel Toonmax and Ball-IT Oy, a leading
motion control gaming system producer, have signed a partnership agreement. SMG, China's
second largest media company, will start to produce a TV game show based on Ball-IT's
gaming innovation blobo, and will broadcast 26 episodes in China in the second half of
2012. The blobo TV show will initially reach 30 million households, with the ultimate
target being to reach 200 million households.
The TV show promotes fun and healthy living for today's youngsters. On the show kids
take each other on in front of a live studio audience, who watch their avatars compete on
a large screen, while the viewers can play blobo at home and compare their results with
the TV contestants.
The TV show is based on the blobo gaming system - a motion control and fitness gaming
device that works with PCs and MACs via Bluetooth. The single golfball-sized wireless
wonder, blobo, captures even the smallest movements of the human body, being a genuine
fitness gaming experience. The games combine excitement with all-round family fun.
The sales box for Chinese consumers consists of a blobo device, a Bluetooth adapter
(needed for computers without built-in Bluetooth), and 8 Fun&Fit games. At first blobo
will be sold in China through 1,500 retail shops, including SMG's own digital and
electronics supermarkets, later aiming for nationwide broadcast and marketing.
"We are very excited by the opportunity to introduce to China this captivating TV
format, which brings families together while making them move and have fun. The product,
blobo, on which the game show is based, is unique as it is very intuitive and easy to
learn," says Mr. Hu, Vice President of SMG Toonmax.
Mr. Juha Rytky, CEO of Ball-IT, says that they could not wish for a better partner in
China. As part of SMG, Toonmax Media is the leading media company in the core target
groups, kids and families. "The overall business potential is huge, as there are already
more than 150 million PC online gamers today in China. The market already exists and is
booming, we are now offering added value for the gamers by offering them the motion
controlled gaming experience," says Mr. Rytky.
SMG is a multimedia television and radio company broadcasting, news, Internet and
related media entertainment services. The television broadcasting media consist of 11
analogue TV channels, 90 paid digital cable TV channels, and a full Internet broadcasting
TV service, along with 10 analogue and 19 digital radio services. The group also owns and
operates 5 sports centres and 14 cultural art centres. Other areas of operation include
newspapers, magazines, news websites and audio-visual publishing. Formed in 2001, SMG is
the result of a merger between the People's Radio Station of Shanghai, East Radio
Shanghai, Shanghai Television Station, and Oriental Television Station. The company
employs around 5,200 people.
Ball-IT Oy is a Finnish company founded in 2005, focusing on sensor technologies,
motion interpretation algorithms and all related software for the development of consumer
electronics and product variants for the gaming industry and other segments. It also
offers a software development kit for third parties - such as game studios - to develop
the content for its motion control gaming system. Games are sold from Ball-IT's online
shop, using a revenue sharing model with the game studios. Ball-IT is offering a
technologically-advanced - yet very aggressively priced - motion control gaming system for
PC and MAC platforms, including games and content. The Company is privately held by its
founders and investors, Aura Capital and Fortel Management.
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Perfect World Officially Launches "Chi Bi" in Indonesia
BEIJING, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Beijing Perfect World Network Technology Co., Ltd. ("Perfect World"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, formally announced today that it has launched "Chi Bi" in Indonesia through PT. Buana Online Internasional ("Buana"), a subsidiary of its partner PT. Prodigy Infinitech, in January 2012.
"Chi Bi" is the company's first 3D MMORPG based on the true history of the Three Kingdoms. The game was officially launched in 2008 in mainland China. The title contains a compelling story with grand and magnificent effects as well as a true and factually correct reflection of the war scenes during the Three Kingdoms period. "Chi Bi", with its strong Chinese elements, was enthusiastically embraced by a number of players as soon as it was launched, and has already proven its popularity in all of the markets worldwide in which it has been launched.
As for the official launch of the game in Indonesia, Budiman Tiandy, Buana's Chief Operating Officer, said: "Chi Bi is an outstanding online game based on traditional Chinese culture. In addition to sophisticated game content, its background based on authentic historical fact also makes it one of the favorite online games among players in different countries. We believe Chi Bi will become an immediate hit in Indonesia through our close cooperation with Perfect World."
Zhu Qi, President of Perfect World Interactive Entertainment Co., Ltd., added: "We are delighted with the successful launch of Chi Bi in Indonesia. As an online game based on Perfect World's strategy of delivering best-in-class products, Chi Bi has gained popularity among global players and stimulated much interest in traditional Chinese culture among players worldwide. We are confident that through our cooperation with Buana, Chi Bi will demonstrate increased market value and add to the attraction that players around the world have for Chinese online games."
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AT&T Invests Nearly $3.5 Billion in Illinois From 2009 Through 2011 to Improve Local Networks
Company Builds New Cell Sites, Boosts Capacity and Adds Fiber Optics to Enhance Networks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* invested nearly $3.5 billion in its Illinois wireless and wireline networks from 2009 through 2011 with a focus on improving the company's mobile broadband coverage and overall performance of its networks.
During 2011, AT&T made more than 2,050 wireless network upgrades in four key categories in Illinois.
These enhancements include:
-- Deploying faster fiber-optic connections to nearly 625 cell sites.
Combined with HSPA+ technology, these deployments enable 4G speeds**.
-- Adding capacity or an extra layer of frequency to cell sites - like
adding lanes to a highway - with the addition of nearly 1,350 of these
layers, or "carriers".
-- Upgrading nearly 70 cell sites to provide fast mobile broadband speeds.
-- Activating nearly 45 new cell sites or towers to improve network
AT&T also launched its new 4G LTE network in the Chicago area.
"By passing major legislation to modernize our approach to telecommunications, Illinois is helping companies make the kinds of investments that will boost jobs and continue our economic recovery across our state," Governor Pat Quinn said. "I applaud AT&T for its capital investment in the state's broadband and wireless networks, which will provide Illinois with the ability to create jobs across all sectors of our economy."
"Across Illinois, this robust investment in the AT&T wireless and broadband networks is essential to spurring the economy and creating jobs. In our wireless world, mobile and broadband networks create economic opportunities for health care, manufacturing, education, transportation and public safety and virtually every economic sector," said Paul La Schiazza, President, AT&T Illinois. "In order to meet the surging demand for mobile data and broadband, Illinois must continue to adopt modern telecommunications policies to attract private sector investment in the broadband and wireless networks that fuel job creation."
CNN Money recently recognized AT&T for enhancing its wireless network. Last year, AT&T completed 150,000 network enhancements across the country, more than triple the year before, giving customers more capacity and faster speeds, as well as improving 3G dropped-call performance by 25 percent.
"Our goal is to deliver a network experience that mobilizes everything for customers," said Vice President/General Manager of Illinois Dave Fine. "The ongoing investment we're making in Illinois is designed to further enhance coverage and reliability, and to provide advanced services to our customers. Paired with our recent launch of our 4G LTE network in the Chicago area, customers can use wireless technology to its full potential."
AT&T plans to support the build or upgrade of thousands of cell sites nationwide to increase network speed, coverage and reliability for both mobile voice and broadband services. In addition, AT&T plans to install additional radio "carriers" at thousands of cell sites nationally, enabling new layers of spectrum capacity to carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. Additional capacity helps support rising mobile data traffic volumes, which continue to increase at a rapid pace.
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with nearly 30,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Illinois or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. 4G device required. Learn more at att.com/network.
*** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.
CONTACT: Susan J. Diaz de Leon, AT&T, Sr. Public Relations Consultant, O: +1-312-696-1348, C: +1-773-551-8459, Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Online Advertising Company, BaronsMedia.com, Acquires New Music Site Hypster.com
Hypster.com gains recognition for its library of music and its social media application.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BaronsMedia.com announced on Monday January 30th its acquisition of Hypster.com, a site that enables users to listen to music and offers a generous amount of free tracks and albums for its users. This acquisition will increase traffic-flow to Hypster.com while enabling BaronsMedia.com to monetize the website and increase its library of publishers.
Hypster.com allows users to search and share music across its social networking platform through playlists. Hypster.com places the creativity solely on the user, allowing members to generate a social profile within the site to exchange music. With this, users are able to listen to other playlists, find users with a similar taste in music as themselves, and ultimately broadening their music repertoire.
BaronsMedia.com is an online advertising company providing guidance for all your online marketing needs. Since 2005, BaronsMedia.com has effectively distributed display advertisements on a multitude of websites. BaronsMedia.com continues to grow their publishing network of 250 direct and exclusive sites while offering real-time reporting via the company's proprietary ad-serving technology.
The acquisition of Hypster.com allows BaronsMedia the base to bridge social media advertising with traditional online advertising. According to the Owner / CEO of BaronsMedia.com, Jim Larkin, "The purchase of Hypster.com allows BaronsMedia to expand into mobile and social advertising while building up our library of websites."
Bosch Appliances Shipped to Your Door Thanks to eCommerce Partnership with Shopatron
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever researched a dishwasher online and wanted to buy it directly? How about a refrigerator? Well you can now, thanks to a partnership between Bosch Home Appliances and eCommerce solution provider, Shopatron. It is now possible to buy almost anything online, driven by the demands of savvy consumers who have grown more comfortable with online shopping and love the convenience it offers. And Shopatron's retail-integrated eCommerce model has been particularly successful in bringing new product groups online, from motorcycles to home appliances, because it integrates local retailers into the fulfillment process, allowing for local delivery or in-store pickup.
On the new Bosch home appliances website, shoppers can explore the full range of the company's high performance, German-engineered appliances, including ranges, cooktops, hoods, dishwashers, refrigerators and washer/dryer combinations. Each product comes with extensive product imagery, detailed measurements and installation diagrams. It's almost as good as seeing it in person, but without the traffic and parking issues. Upon completion of their purchase, shoppers' orders are automatically routed to a local-area Bosch retailer who can offer custom installation and ongoing service.
"We want to offer our customers a variety of ways to purchase a new Bosch appliance--whether it's a traditional, in-store experience, or from the comfort of their own homes," said Lonna Dayhoff, Electronic Marketing Manager for Bosch home appliances. "As our customers look for the ability to purchase their products online, Shopatron was the natural choice for us because it is the only eCommerce solution that allows our online sales to be fulfilled by one of our local retail partners."
"A combination of increased consumer demand and new delivery options, like in-store pickup and installation, have pushed manufacturers selling large items, such as home appliances and furniture, into eCommerce," says Shopatron Founder and CEO Ed Stevens. "With a retail-integrated solution like Shopatron, consumers get the convenience of online shopping plus the option to purchase directly from the brand they trust, while still enjoying support and services from a local dealer."
For more information about Shopatron, visit ecommerce.shopatron.com or call 866-625-5050.
Founded in 2001, Shopatron is the only eCommerce solution in the world that can drive more online sales while, at the same time, increasing a company's sales through the retail channel. Working with over 1,000 brands and 18,000 retail partners across more than 40 industries, Shopatron offers an innovative and flexible approach to eCommerce that matches the unique needs of branded manufacturers and multi-channel retailers.
With Shopatron's eCommerce solution for brands, Coex Freedom, manufacturers sell on their website and send the orders to their retail partners for fulfillment. This solution eliminates channel conflict, builds retailer relationships, grows distribution and increases overall sales for the brand. Shopatron's solution for multi-channel retailers, Coex Private, allows retailers to fulfill orders from all inventory centers, including both retail stores and distribution centers. Shopatron's distributed order management model also enables in-store pickup to drive foot traffic into brick-and-mortar locations for additional services and add-on sales.
Shopatron clients include top brands such as Bosch, Suzuki, Polaroid, Mizuno, Ducati, JL Audio, K2, Optima Batteries, Roland and Sport Chalet. The company is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif.??
Crackle Launches Voice-controlled Experience on Xbox 360
Bringing Hundreds of Free Full-Length Hollywood Movies and TV Shows, including TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, YEAR ONE and THE INTERNATIONAL
CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle, Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment's multi-platform video entertainment network, has launched today on the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network as a free full-length Hollywood movie and TV app, it was announced by the company. Crackle's partnership with the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft marks another exciting expansion for the brand, broadening its slate of distribution partners for its users. The Crackle app is now available in the Xbox LIVE® marketplace in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.*
"Crackle is the single best multi-platform source of free, ad-supported Hollywood films and television series," said Phil Lynch, VP Digital Networks and Games at Sony Pictures Television. "By our continued emphasis on cross-platform distribution, we are bringing an unparalleled viewing experience directly to Crackle's target demographic of 18-34 males through their internet-enabled devices. We are thrilled to be a part of Xbox LIVE's entertainment expansion."
"Our partnership with Crackle marks a significant milestone in our vision to bring you all the film and TV entertainment you want, shared with the people you care about, made easy," said Pete Thompson, General Manager, Xbox LIVE. "By bringing Crackle to the Xbox LIVE service and adding the magic of Kinect, we are transforming the way consumers experience entertainment forever."
By partnering with Xbox, and through the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, Crackle offers consumers yet another way to enjoy free, ad supported full-length Hollywood movies and TV series. Adding the Kinect experience to Crackle's content allows consumers to interact with their favorite Crackle movies and TV shows in a more personal, seamless and effortless way. The voice- and motion-activated controls with Kinect and voice search with Bing on Xbox allow Crackle viewers to quickly find the content they want. For example, users are able to search for a movie on Xbox LIVE by stating, "Xbox, Bing: THE INTERNATIONAL," or use verbal commands to play a movie on Xbox LIVE by stating, "Play DONNIE BRASCO," in this breakthrough new way to find and watch their favorite movies.
All Crackle content, which includes more than 200 films from studios including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and more, is now available to watch for free with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. In addition, the Crackle service offers over 1,500 full-length television episodes in genres its audience loves best: action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi. A sampling of the movie and TV offerings available on Xbox LIVE in the U.S. includes:
-- TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY
-- THE INTERNATIONAL
-- YEAR ONE
-- DEUCE BIGALOW: EUROPEAN GIGOLO
-- THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES
-- GROUNDHOG DAY
-- DONNIE BRASCO
-- THE MESSENGERS
-- "Married...with Children"
-- "News Radio"
-- "Jackie Chan Adventures"
-- Hundreds of episodes of anime including "Samurai X," "Blood +" and "Blue
-- Plus over 40 Crackle originals including "Issues," "Why It Crackles,"
"Urban Wolf" and more, as well as the award-winning "The Bannen Way."
Movie and TV shows available on Xbox LIVE in Canada, include:
-- 88 MINUTES
-- CADILLAC RECORDS
-- CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON
-- "Diff'rent Strokes"
-- Hundreds of episodes of anime including "Samurai X," "Blood +" and "Blue
-- Crackle originals including "Issues," "Why It Crackles," "Urban Wolf"
New content will continue to premiere on the app regularly. The Xbox LIVE Crackle app is available in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
*An Xbox LIVE Gold membership will be required to enjoy the Xbox LIVE Crackle app.
Crackle, Inc. is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at http://www.crackle.com.
CONTACT: Sarah Rothman of 42West, +1-646-254-6030, Sarah.Rothman@42weset.net, or Brittany Geldmacher of 42West, +1-424-901-8738, Brittany.Geldmacher@42west.net; or Devon Sanceda of Sony Pictures Television, +1-310-244-8952, Devon_Sanceda@spe.sony.com
Eric Lamoureux, Netmon's President and CEO, describes the service as the
first of its kind. "CloudHawk allows businesses and consumers to
monitor environmental conditions from anywhere in the world through a
secure web browser. All of Enviromon's sensors are supported including
temperature/humidity, water leakage, airflow and many more. If a
condition changes, CloudHawk sends an alert via text message or email."
CloudHawk sensor bundles are available at http://www.enviromon.net, which start
at $22.92 per month and include all of the necessary sensor hardware.
CloudHawk offers discounts to government agencies.
"Imagine being able to check the airflow in your server room, the
temperature of your storage coolers, or the humidity of your rental
property from any location. At a glance you can see measurements
sorted by location and get instant notification if a condition
changes," said Lamoureux. "CloudHawk helps to prevent disastrous
situations for business, and minimize costly downtime."
CloudHawk works with sensors installed on-site. It's applicable to a
wide variety of industries including telecommunications, cold storage,
and manufacturing. CloudHawk is also available to consumers who may
own multiple properties and need to monitor them remotely.
CloudHawk is beneficial in controlled environments like laboratories,
restaurants, and cold-storage. "We can put sensors in all types of
environments, and monitor them from any location with an internet
connection including mobile devices and iPads," said Lamoureux.
For additional information please contact Eric Lamoureux at
519-945-8632, extension 250.
Founded in 2002, Windsor, Ontario based Enviromon.net is a division of
Netmon Inc., a software and application development company that
specializes in network and environmental monitoring products and
services. In addition, Netmon is a developer of cutting-edge mobile
applications and cloud technology.
The company counts Time Warner, National Institute of Health and
Colorado State University among its global clients, and also services a
large number of small and medium-sized businesses.
SOURCE Netmon Inc.
CONTACT: Eric Lamoureux
CEO, Netmon Inc.
633 Ouellette Ave., Suite 309
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1-800-944-4511 ext. 250 http://www.enviromon.net
'Share the Love' with QuiBids in February and Win!
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Love is in the air and QuiBids, the leading entertainment retail auction site, wants to share the feeling. Starting tomorrow, QuiBids will be giving away a deluxe prize each Wednesday in February in their "Share the Love" promotion.
"We appreciate our customers! We wouldn't be here today if it weren't for you, so we thought we'd have a little fun this month and 'Share the Love,'" said Jill Farrand, Director of Public Relations for QuiBids. "Throughout the month of February we'll have some fun activities for all to participate in."
Each Wednesday, QuiBids will have three SWEET products to view on their Facebook page. Vote on the one item you LOVE most, and at the end of each week they will randomly pick a winner to receive that beloved item! Products to vote on will showcase February 1, 8, 15 and 22. You can vote all week until that week's winner is announced, but you must vote on Facebook to win!
You don't have to stop sharing the love once you've voted! With QuiBids' gift giving widget they're allowing you to send hearts, kisses, etc. to your loved ones on Facebook. Be sure to check it out!
If you're in the mood to really share the love, share it with a charity! QuiBids will embed a tweet in a specific monthly blog post on their site. For every RT that Tweet gets, they will donate $0.25 to that charity. Proceeds of this retweetable promotion will benefit Children International.
"We're doing a lot this month to 'Share the Love!' so don't just sit back and watch others," said Farrand. "Be sure to check us out on our Facebook!"
QuiBids was started in July 2009 as an attempt to improve the Internet auction model by making it more exciting, safer, and more reliable. We're based out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and our goal as a business is simple: They are dedicated to providing an exciting online auction model with better deals for the consumer than any other website in existence.
Join the QuiBids community by liking QuiBids on Facebook, follow QuiBids on Twitter, or connect with QuiBids on LinkedIn.
CONTACT: CONTACT: Jill Farrand, Director of Public Relations of QuiBids, +1-405-253-3883, email@example.com
We're Not in Beta Anymore: The Tapjoy Mobile Advertising Platform is Now Open
Tapjoy's Mobile Value Exchange(TM) is at scale with 70 million Monthly Active Users and gives advertisers more precise targeting, volume control and cost-effectiveness
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The mobile advertising and publishing platform Tapjoy, Inc. (http://www.tapjoy.com) has reached 70 million Monthly Active Users and is in a unique position to connect advertisers large and small with targeted consumers on their smartphones and tablet devices. Today, Tapjoy announced that it is opening its Mobile Value Exchange to a broader cross-section of advertisers and giving them more control over their costs and volume deliveries by allowing open market bids on all Cost Per Action (CPA) advertisements.
"The freemium market for mobile app developers has reached a very exciting point of scale," said Mihir Shah, President and CEO of Tapjoy. "Our industry has experienced global adoption of the model with a broad and engaged set of users. Now is the time to provide our users with increasingly relevant and targeted advertisers that work for specific affinity groups. It's still early, but we see significant headroom in encouraging users to self-select those advertisers that appeal to them."
By opening up its network to create a truly open marketplace, Tapjoy expects to increase mobile advertising volume with a larger variety of advertisers to help fill the massive inventory provided by its in-app mobile ad network. The Tapjoy network, which spans iOS and Android as well as its own HTML5-based Personal App Marketplace, has practically doubled in size over the last 6 months and now generates 70 million Monthly Active Users from nearly 200 countries throughout the world. Initial results since the change have been impressive, with single-day ad completions higher than any day in 2011, including peak holiday traffic.
The Tapjoy Mobile Value Exchange provides one of the industry's largest self-serve, bidded auction marketplaces, through which advertisers can set their own price for performance-based mobile advertising. Whether an advertiser is looking for application installs, video views, registrations, subscriptions, form submissions, quote requests, surveys or any other type of CPA ad engagements, Tapjoy can help push their message out to millions of users at whatever price they set. Advertisers can begin running ad campaigns with a $0.10 minimum bid per action with no minimum spend and can manage and optimize their bids in real-time. Dialing volume levels up or down is as simple and instant as adjusting bid levels in the right direction.
"Tapjoy has truly opened up the mobile marketplace for us so that we have more options and flexibility with our ad spending on mobile," said Dan Currie, CEO and Co Founder of SmartRoam, the makers of ChatTime. "The ability to optimize our ad bids in real-time using Tapjoy has drastically improved the effectiveness and ROI of our mobile advertising spend. It has become an invaluable part of our advertising strategy and will continue to play a key role in how we utilize the mobile platform."
While the mobile advertising market more than doubled from 2010 to 2011, most analysts predict that the real growth is only just beginning. Market research firm eMarketer recently estimated that the US mobile advertising market alone will capture $2.62 billion in 2012, up from $1.45 billion in 2011*. Meanwhile, research firm Gartner estimates the worldwide market will continue to double for at least the next three years, skyrocketing to $20.6 billion by 2015**.
Tapjoy is a mobile advertising and publishing platform whose unique Mobile Value Exchange(TM) model allows users to select personalized advertisements with which to engage for virtual currency or premium content. Tapjoy helps unlock mobile joy by empowering more than 460 million mobile users who choose to watch videos, subscribe to services, install applications and participate in other types of advertisements in exchange for virtual currency they can use in their favorite apps. Tapjoy's turnkey in-app advertising platform helps developers acquire cost-effective, high-value new users and monetize their applications, while its powerful advertising marketplace lets brand advertisers reach a global mobile audience spanning more than 10,000 applications. Tapjoy is backed by top-tier investors including J.P.Morgan Asset Management, Rho Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners, InterWest Partners and D.E. Shaw Ventures. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London and Tokyo. For more information, please visit http://www.tapjoy.com.
Tapjoy and the Tapjoy logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Tapjoy, Inc. All third party logos and trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
New Scientifically Designed ifocus Computer Game Changes Kids' Lives by Improving Attention, Concentration & Memory
--Learning to Focus So You Can Focus on Learning--
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus Education has introduced an attention training system for children ages 6 to 12 called ifocus, a fun computer game developed by a team of leading neuropsychologists to significantly improve executive brain function through cognitive training, supplemented by a comprehensive program of behavior, exercise and nutritional guidance.
"We understand the desire that every parent has to watch their child succeed to the full extent of their potential," explained Michael Apstein, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Focus Education. "However, today's children are bombarded with a multitude of distractions and there are simply very few tools available to teach greater focus and attention skills. We created ifocus as a resource which could easily be incorporated into a family's daily life so that parents can better collaborate with their kids to enable them to flourish on their own."
The centerpiece of ifocus is Jungle Rangers, an entertaining computer game which improves mental function through the repeated, structured practice of tasks which challenge kids in an enjoyable and motivating manner. While playing different types of games along the path to becoming a "Jungle Ranger", children are actually performing cognitive brain exercises to improve their focus, attention, and memory. In addition to the Jungle Rangers game, ifocus emphasizes a holistic approach with parents' handbooks, CDs, and Quick Start cards to explain how behavior, exercise and nutrition can impact children's focus and attention. ifocus was developed under the leadership of some of the world's top scientists in pediatric neuropsychology and physiology. The product is being marketed directly to consumers via television, radio and online.
"The game's animation and storyline keeps kids interested and challenged while they are actually engaging in brain process stimulation using integrated neuro-technology. Research has shown that improvements in the cognitive process can help children overcome distractions, attain more effective levels of concentration, improve memory and decrease frustration during problem solving," said Apstein.
Parents are able to monitor their children's progress using the Jungle Rangers dashboard which provides a personalized report card on the amount of time spent on each task within the game, as well as which tasks the child excels at and which ones need additional practice. The best indicators, however, are the significant changes that parents experience including fewer calls from school, better grades and an easier, more organized home life.
The ifocus development team recommends that a child play Jungle Rangers 30 minutes a day five days a week for six weeks in order to experience improvement in the ability to absorb, store and manipulate information without distractions. Just like a bad habit that is formed over time, so too are good habits such as the cognitive skills developed by children who play the game consistently.
"We believe so strongly in our product that our Parent-to-Parent Promise allows consumers to return ifocus with a full 100 percent money back guarantee for six months if they don't see the results we've promised. Besides the changes they'll see in their children in just a couple of weeks, with our game dashboard parents will see visual proof of a child's improvement in focus and attention," said Apstein.
ifocus spokesperson in the television advertising is actress and mom Jennifer Beals, known for taking risks in a myriad of different dramatic roles, and winner of the 1999 San Jose Film Festival's Maverick Award. Named one of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People for 2011, Jennifer Beals recently starred in the critically-acclaimed "The Chicago Code" on Fox. Beals was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series by the NAACP two years in a row for her role in the critically acclaimed Showtime Original Series, "The L Word."
"One of the things I love about the ifocus program is its comprehensive approach -- ifocus nutrition, exercise, and behavioral strategies for the entire family. To be able to have a video game that actually enhances brain function rather than erode it, and that adjusts to the player, is very exciting. To me, the greater purpose of the program is not just about improving performance at school, it's about giving your child the opportunity to live up to their greatest potential in whatever area most interests them," said Beals.
Based in Los Angeles, Focus Education is a collaboration of scientists, researchers and doctors who share a common vision: to use the best of science and technology to help children achieve their greatest potential. The company was founded by Michael Apstein and John Able, two business professionals and dads who are committed to bringing the most up-to-date tools and resources to other parents to help children succeed.
SOURCE Focus Education
CONTACT: CONTACT: Michael Apstein, +1-310-384-0882, firstname.lastname@example.org
HotelPlanner.com Gives Away Free Hotel Rooms on Its Mobile Apps!
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- HotelPlanner.com, the largest online group travel company, wants to give away free hotel rooms to its loyal app users. In addition to helping over a thousand groups a day find the perfect hotel accommodations for their special event, the company has a long tradition of free hotel room giveaways and cash back rewards. They currently give away $500 in free hotel rooms a week on their HotelPlanner.com Facebook and Twitter Pages, and when one of their NFL, NBA or NHL team travel partners make the playoffs, the $500 in free hotel rooms becomes a daily giveaway. These programs have been so well received by their loyal customers; HotelPlanner.com wants to include its mobile app users in the weekly free hotel room giveaways.
HotelPlanner.com announces the release of their newest mobile app versions for the Android and the iPhone. The newest version has the ability to book group hotel reservations for both group coordinators and group hotel sales managers, in addition to giving away $500 in free hotel rooms every week. These new apps have been received with 5 star reviews from its customers. These free rooms are in addition to the $500 of free hotel rooms HotelPlanner.com currently gives away to its 50,000 Facebook Fans weekly. Details on the mobile app free rooms giveaway are available inside the app. To celebrate the release of the new mobile app free rooms giveaway, HotelPlanner.com will be promoting the new app with their team travel partners, the NHL Florida Panthers. HotelPlanner.com will be giving away $500 on their mobile apps and Facebook page each time the Panthers score a goal against their division rivals, the Washington Capitals on Feb. 1st.
John Prince, CIO of HotelPlanner.com, says, "HotelPlanner.com loves travel deals, great technology, and free hotel rooms for its customers. We are excited our new mobile apps follow in this tradition."
HotelPlanner.com is the leading provider of online services to a global group hotel sales market. Currently, HotelPlanner's system processes over 30,000 group leads per month completely online with assistance from regional planners all around the world with over 10 years of hospitality experience. Over 40,000 hotel members currently compete online for HotelPlanner's group business daily. HotelPlanner.com has increased sales in 2011 and projects the same rapid growth for 2012.
Voice Quality Labs Announces the DHP-501 Automatic Handset Positioner
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Voice Quality Labs announced the DHP-501 today, a breakthrough product that is targeted at the mobile market. The DHP-501 is an automatic handset positioner that enables dynamic positioning of a handset for test purposes. This state of the art equipment, together with its PC-based control software, offers dynamic and accurate control over spatial placement. The DHP-501 is fully programmable, enabling deterministic and repeatable positioning without the need for human intervention.
"This is the only product that truly addresses the new audio challenges of the mobile phone market," said Managing Partner Karim Younes. "Today's handsets boast multiple microphones and advanced audio features, and it is no longer sufficient to test audio quality in one fixed position. This is why all major operators and standards bodies are adding test conditions that specifically evaluate audio quality in the multiple different way in which people use handsets. The DHP-501 is the only positioner that supports these essential test scenarios."
Highly configurable and easy to manipulate remotely, the DHP-501 can be controlled to conform precisely to standard handset positions - such as the "Recommended Test Position" or RTP as defined in ITU-T recommendation P.64 or IEEE 269 - as well as an extensive number of custom test positions. In addition, the ability of the DHP-501 to be operated remotely and quietly allows advanced testing scenarios, such as acoustic noise cancellation while a handset is in motion.
The DHP-501 is available now from Voice Quality labs and is supported by suites of test software and services from VQL to aid in incorporating the DHP-501 into existing test suites currently used by handset developers. The DHP-501 is compatible with Bruel & Kjaer, Head Acoustics and Kemar head and torso mannequins.
About Voice Quality Labs
Voice Quality Labs is a privately held company based in Palo Alto, CA, focused on audio quality in communications equipment. The company's mission is to relentlessly drive for the best voice quality in all forms of audio communication. It develops innovative products and services, and provides clear, unambiguous voice quality benchmarks by which communication devices can easily be evaluated and compared.
Go Big and Go Home With Super Deals on TVs From Sears in Preparation for the Ultimate Football Game
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As many Americans gear up to host viewing parties for "the big game" they're looking to upgrade their home theatre systems with a bigger TV or better sound system. In honor of the year's biggest football game, Sears is offering consumers huge savings to upgrade their TV or add a new audio system.
Sears is offering deep discounts on top TV brands such as Sony, Samsung, Sharp, LG, Panasonic and more. For shoppers who are looking for a wider screen to get the front row action feel, Sears also offers up to 70" screens. Many of the TVs offer 'Smart' options which include built-in Wi-Fi to connect applications like Facebook, Netflix and Pandora; another 'Smart' option offered with some TVs is 3D viewing.
"For those of us who can't be in Indianapolis for this year's Big Game," said Audrey Broxterman, divisional vice president and chief marketing officer, Electronics for Sears Holdings, "Sears is providing its customers affordable, high quality Home Theatre solutions so they can experience the 'in your face' action of the game on a high definition TV as if they were on the field.
"For customers looking to experience the sound of the game, Sears is also offering amazing discounts to upgrade home audio. Bring the crowd noise, pad popping and helmet hitting action into your living room with a complete home audio system or soundbar. Soundbars provide the newest in sound options for the home with a great performance and compact design," Broxterman added.
 Sears guarantees the best competitive price for its exclusive offers and checks competitor prices to make sure customers are getting the best deal. Shop Your Way Reward Members benefit even more by earning points to be used toward future purchases. It's free to join and customers can start earning points right away.
Here are just a few examples of Big Game TV and Home Audio Specials at Sears now through Feb. 4, 2012:
-- Save $900 on a Sharp 70" class 1080p Smart LED TV - only $1899.88.
While quantities last. In store only (057-71310/LC70LE632U).
-- Save $1400 on a Sony 55" class 1080p 3D Smart LED TV - only $1499.88.
Comes with a 3D Starter kit that includes 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a 3D
Blu-ray movie ($149.99 value) While quantities last.
-- Add a Sony Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Player for only $79.99
-- Save $150 on a Zenith 50" class 1080p Plasma TV for only $549.88 -
-- Save $50 on a Samsung 32" class LCD TV - only $299.99.
-- Save 10% on a Bose CineMate Series II System when purchased with any
HDTV. Add theatre-quality sound to your home, effortlessly. Reg
$599.99. (057-90919). Available in select Sears stores and on
-- Save $50 on a Sharp 2.1 Channel Soundbar - Only $249.99
-- $499.99 Onkyo 800 watt Home Theatre System delivers high quality
surround sound with speakers, receiver, active powered subwoofer, 4 HDMI
To shop, including Buy Online, Pick-Up In-Store, which enables customers to order online from the comfort of their home and have their items guaranteed ready to pick up at a local Sears store in five minutes, check out sears.com/football to find these great TV deals and more.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 Full-line and more than 1,350 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End--among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at http://www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com.
 If you find a lower price on an identical branded item with the same features (in Consumer Electronics identical brand and model number) currently available for sale at another local competitor's retail store, Sears will match that price and give you 10% of the difference. Just bring in the original advertisement to a sales associate at the time of, or within 14 days after, your purchase.
MEDIA CONTACT:Megan Tarsha Sears Holdings 847-286-2750 Megan.Tarsha@searshc.com
STOUFFER'S® Gets Social and Asks Fans to Share How They Make America's Favorite Lasagna Their Own
Chance To Receive a Free STOUFFER'S® Lasagna Through Facebook and Twitter campaigns
SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Prepared Foods Company is thrilled that STOUFFER'S® Lasagna is America's Favorite Lasagna, based on retail frozen lasagna sales, and is taking to the brand's Facebook and Twitter pages to find out what fans love most about it, as well as their favorite ways to serve it to their family. Whether it be the center of a memorable meal, a personal family celebration, or just a quiet night in, fans are encouraged to share their stories, recipes, and photos about their delicious Lasagna dining experiences in exchange for product coupons and giveaways as a token of the brand's appreciation.
"At STOUFFER'S®, we have a rich history steeped in the tradition of helping families connect over dinner," said Kelly Malley, Director, STOUFFER'S®. "Since Lasagna is often the focus of a social family gathering, we are encouraging consumers to 'get social' with us. We want fans to check in online to access great money-saving offers on Facebook and Twitter, and tell us why they love STOUFFER'S® Lasagna and how it is a part of their memorable dining experiences."
Starting now throughout February, fans are being asked to visit the America's Favorite Lasagna tab on the STOUFFER'S® Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/STOUFFERS, where they can post why they love STOUFFER'S® Lasagna in return for a valuable coupon. In addition, STOUFFER'S® fans who prefer to tweet, can head over to http://www.Twitter.com/STOUFFERS where the brand will be asking folks to complete specific tasks in exchange for a chance to win a coupon for a free Lasagna.
"Lasagna is truly a STOUFFER'S® classic and we love to see how creative our customers can be," said Kelly Malley, Director, STOUFFER'S®. "Whether they are topping it with extra cheese or some red pepper flakes, serving it with a spectacular side dish, or hosting 'Lasagna and a movie night,' we can't wait to hear about all of the reasons why people love our Lasagna, as well as the creative ways that families are sharing it."
About Nestle USANamed one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for fourteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestle® Toll House®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestle USA, with 2010 sales of $10.4 billion,is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland -- the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness -- with 2010 sales of $105 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or NestleNewsroom.com.
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Avenview Corp. To Launch Two New Products at ISE 2012
KENMORE, N.Y., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avenview Corp., a leading manufacturer of A/V extenders, video splitters, and video switches, is pleased to announce they will be launching two new products at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) this year: the Advanced Quad Screen Video Processor with Keyboard and Mouse Control and the Displayport Extender over Fiber, Single SC Fiber Optic Cable.
The DVI-SPLITPRO-4K Quad Screen Video Processor with Keyboard, Mouse and IR Remote Controlis an advanced video processor for multimedia presentations. It is an ideal solution for applications where up to four video signals must be displayed on a single display. It supports up to 16 video inputs, of which four can be outputted simultaneously with the desired display layout through software control.
The Avenview DisplayPort Extender over Single SC Fiber Optic is designed to let digital flat panel displays extend around 300 meters away. It can transmit up to four video and one low-speed lane, while simultaneously receiving one low-speed signal, all on one multimode fiber.
ISE 2012 is predicted to be the largest professional AV and systems integration trade show ever held in Europe, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, integrators, specifiers and technology managers from more than 100 countries worldwide.
ISE will take place January 31 through February 2 in Amsterdam. Avenview will be showing in Booth #10Q143.
For more information on Avenview's new Advanced Quad Screen Video Processor with Keyboard and Mouse Control or the Displayport Extender over Fiber, Single SC Fiber Optic Cable, visit http://www.Avenview.com.
Avenview is a manufacturer of leading edge products for the audio video market, delivering scalable powerful, advanced video processing capabilities with proven reliability that harness integration, extension, distribution and conversion technologies in industrial, corporate, medical, defense, entertainment, education and retail signage applications. Their suite of A/V splitter and extender products includes A/V extenders (HDMI extender, DVI extender and VGA extender options), audio video converters, cables and adapters, video switches, video processors, and video splitters.
CONTACT: Umar Qureshi, VP Marketing of Avenview, +1-716-218-4100, email@example.com
Accu-Sort Introduces the First Laser Barcode Scanner to Offer iPhone and iPad Compatibility
AccuLazr AL5010 with remote monitoring and diagnostics via smartphone and tablets to be demonstrated at MODEX 2012
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- An industry first, the AccuLazr(TM) AL5010 laser barcode scanner from Accu-Sort® Systems, Inc. now offers user access via the iPhone® and iPad®. A smartphone or tablet PC can now be used to remotely monitor and diagnose warehouse operations by accessing a web page hosted on the laser barcode scanner. A cable connection to the scanner is no longer required in order to monitor the performance of the system.
"The material handling industry has increased the use of wireless networks in their operations, and the number of facilities managers and maintenance personnel using smartphones or tablets has significantly expanded," states Jonathan Stiles, AccuLazr product marketing manager at Accu-Sort. "The availability of both technologies has opened the door to new connectivity options for automatic identification equipment."
Instant Access... from Anywhere!
The remote connectivity capability of the AL5010 barcode scanner offers warehouse managers a number of benefits.
-- Faster issue resolution: Remotely diagnose system performance.
-- No additional software and setup: User interface is optimized for iPad,
iPhone, and laptop.
-- Data security: System operates over existing local area network inside
-- Simple connection options: Quickly connect using QR code, IP address,
and web browser bookmarks.
Faster Response Time
To ensure peak performance, users can easily access their scanners to periodically monitor operation. This fast, secure and simple remote connectivity feature can result in an 80% faster issue resolution. Performance concerns can be identified quickly and maintenance personnel can be intelligently deployed.
Accu-Sort Systems is a pioneer in advanced auto ID, sortation and material handling systems with over 40 years of experience deploying and supporting scanning, tracking and sortation solutions in various industries including parcel, postal, and retail. The company is one of the world's leading providers of high-speed laser and camera-based solutions for barcode reading as well as complete turn-key integrated systems solutions. 1-800-BARCODE or http://www.accusort.com.
Accu-Sort®, AccuLazr(TM) and 1-800-BARCODE(TM) are trademarks of Accu-Sort Systems. iPhone® and iPad® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
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(800) BAR-CODE (440) 914-4700
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Meru Brings the Wireless Edge Outdoors with First 1.3 Gbps, Rugged, Three-Radio, Three-Stream Access Point
High-Capacity Meru OAP433e(TM) Delivers Scalability, Reliability & Control to WLANs That Reach Across Corporate and Educational Campuses, Stadiums, Shopping Malls, Hotels and Healthcare Facilities
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), announced the availability of a new, rugged outdoor Wi-Fi access point designed to deliver uncompromising wireless in outdoor environments. The Meru OAP433e brings state-of-the-art, virtualized Wi-Fi to the thousands of devices being used across education and corporate campuses, hotels, shopping malls and stadiums. The three-radio, three-stream device is the first three-radio, three-stream 802.11n outdoor access point in the industry with 1.35 Gbps of datarate capacity. It is the most powerful access point in its class and is designed to work with Meru's unique virtual WLAN operating system, System Director 5.
"Meru is expanding the boundaries of the wireless enterprise by bringing high-capacity, high performance and highly-reliable WLAN infrastructure to thousands of users who are on the go, both indoors and out," said Kamal Anand, VP of Product Management for Meru. "The enterprise is no longer bound by bricks and mortar. People require reliable network access as they travel between buildings, enter stadiums, move across campuses--and they expect their applications and Wi-Fi devices to perform flawlessly. In addition, as more and more users bring their own devices (BYOD) into the environment, the WLAN must be intelligently scalable and secure to serve the needs of a vast number of device types and applications being used simultaneously, and on the go. Our new OAP433e brings all the reliability and performance that our internal access points are known for, and does it in a ruggedized, outdoor-ready form factor."
The new access point is integrated with Meru System Director(TM) 5, the industry's only virtual wireless operating system that effectively controls and optimizes wireless connectivity across the RF spectrum. Through its unique Air Traffic Control® technology, System Director 5 enables thousands of devices and applications to seamlessly access network resources simultaneously, ensuring equal access for all, even as these devices are being used by people on the go. Traditional client in control WLAN architectures cannot meet the challenge of BYOD because their legacy design lets devices choose how and where to connect, with no regard for other devices or applications. Client in control architectures are unable to provide the scale necessary for BYOD, and often provide inconsistent reliability and compromised quality of service--especially as users move from place to place.
Anand continued: "These new access points, in conjunction with our recently released System Director 5 software and high-capacity controllers, raise the standard for BYOD-ready wireless--both indoors and out. With these products, and others that are in development, Meru is redefining the wireless edge."
About Meru Networks
Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) sells virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility. Meru's innovative network-in-control architecture virtualizes wireless access and produces an intelligent, self-monitoring WLAN. Moving to Meru lets enterprises migrate business-critical applications from wired networks to an all-wireless network able to handle the diversity and density of mobile communication devices. Meru's unique "network-in-control" wireless architecture is used by all major vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, health care, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and government. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and operates worldwide. Visit http://www.merunetworks.com or call (408) 215-5300 for more information
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CONTACT: Elyce Ventura of Eastwick, +1-408-470-4870, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Meru Networks, Inc.
Server Technology Announces Data Center Power Firmware Integration with IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager
Rackmount Power Distribution manufacturer integrates new firmware with latest version of IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager to provide more complete view of energy consumption within the data center
RENO, Nev., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Server Technology, experts in producing the highest quality rack mount power distribution units and power monitoring solutions, today announced the integration of its new 6.1 rack mount power distribution unit (PDU) firmware with IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager Version 4.4. IBM's Active Energy Manager (AEM) measures, monitors and manages energy and environmental readings in the data center and has the capability of interfacing directly with IBM systems as well as power distribution units, uninterruptible power supplies, sensor networks and facility management applications. Server Technology's Per Outlet Power Sensing (POPS(TM)) PDUs with the most recent 6.1 firmware, provide the most accurate and granular information available for data center power consumption, temperature and humidity.
"The integration effort to achieve this compatibility was minimal - which I believe is a testament to Server Technology's high-quality firmware and keen focus on backward compatibility," said Nathan Rabe, Staff Software Engineer, IBM Systems & Technology Group. "The integration of Server Tech's latest version of firmware in their entire line of intelligent PDUs allows IBM's Active Energy Manager customers to derive a wealth of highly accurate and granular power consumption data across their data center."
"We're pleased about this integration of our PDUs and new version of firmware with IBM's latest version of Active Energy Manager," said Mark Harris, vice president of marketing for Server Technology. "Data center power measurement, monitoring and trending information, combined with power management software, is what every data center professional needs to make key decisions about energy usage, cost savings and uptime. By continuing to partner with industry-leading energy and environmental monitoring companies to interface with their data center solutions, Active Energy Manager provides a more widespread and useful product for tracking and controlling energy usage. IBM knows that we are the market leader in PDU technology and our high quality units are reliable for 1,000 days - not just the first day-- and deliver the highest degree of accuracy," said Harris.
Server Technology has recently completed an independent evaluation of the accuracy of its PDUs based upon the recognized standard for power measurement, ANSI C12.1-2008. Server Technology contracted Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to conduct these tests which confirmed that the measurement capabilities contained within Server Technology's intelligent PDUs meet the ANSI C12.1-2008 as verified by UL. Customers can rely on Server Technology PDU products to deliver power under a wide range of conditions along with the industry's most accurate measurement results.
Server Technology's 6.1 firmware provides a number of key improvements over its previous releases. The amount and granularity of power and current data retrievable from Server Technology PDUs featuring POPS has been expanded, benefitting users of AEM 4.4 by providing a more robust picture of energy consumption and environmental states in the data center. There is also a new user-friendly interface with a Systems Summary dashboard giving customers an at-a-glance view of infeed power, current, load, temperature, humidity, CDU status and alerts. Other new 6.1 firmware upgrades include:
-- Seamless interface integration with Server Technology's Sentry Power
Manager power monitoring and measurement software
-- Intuitive, easy to navigate system information
-- Graphical color-coded slider bars
-- Customizable configuration options for individual, group and system
-- Custom on/off/reboot for UPS events and auto recovery
-- Graceful startup, shutdown options
-- Smart UPS communication options
For more information, and to take a tour of Server Technology's 6.1 firmware featuring the new user-friendly interface, visit http://www.servertech.com/solutions/servertechfirmware
About Server Technology Server Technology's experts produce the highest quality rack mount power distribution and monitoring solutions that help manage power capacity, reduce downtime and improve energy efficiency. The leading innovator since 1984, Server Technology created the intelligent cabinet PDU market and holds the largest number of patents in that industry. Serving the Data Center and Carrier markets, Server Technology offers the most extensive selection of cabinet PDUs to manage power usage for servers, storage and network equipment. Based on the innovative Server Tech Quality Power Architecture (QPA), Sentry CDUs and Sentry Power Manager provide the industry's most accurate information to maximize rack density, reduce overloading and monitor energy efficiency. All Sentry CDUs are engineered and manufactured to meet the highest quality standards and are 100% performance tested for reliability and accuracy. Server Tech QPA eliminates single points of failure, reducing downtime and costs. The modular architecture is flexible and enables quick delivery of solutions that meet customer-specific requirements. Server Technology gives IT and Infrastructure Professionals the control to make accurate capacity planning decisions, reduce risks, and meet energy efficiency goals.
About IBM Systems Director Active Energy Manager IBM® Systems Director Active Energy Manager(TM) helps organizations effectively monitor and manage power and thermal usage of its IT environment. Active Energy Manager provides IT and Data Center managers with a single view of actual energy usage across systems, and facilities, within the data center. Organizations can utilize real-time, and historic, data to initiate actions improving resource utilization, availability, and service; while reducing energy consumption and cost.
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CONTACT: Julie Brown, Marketing Manager of Server Technology, email@example.com, +1-800-835-1515
SeaBreezeHomeAndGardenDecor.com operates as an electronic commerce (e-Commerce) retail Web site. The Web site offers a wide variety of home and garden products including furniture, clocks, lamps, mirrors, rugs, bathroom products, and other miscellaneous items.
Owner of Sea Breeze Enterprises LLC, Doris Tapscott, said, "We're excited to open our first online store and look forward to serving home owners and decorators across the country. Our new site makes shopping for the home fast and fun."
All products on the Web site are arranged by category for convenient browsing and shopping. New products are added to the site periodically and all products contain extensive descriptions alongside pricing details and images for customer review.
The Web site also hosts a blog, which will review products and offer additional home and garden information in the near future. Items purchased can be shipped anywhere in the United States and Canada.
VPT's New DC-DC Converter Provides Zero Cross Regulation Error
for Avionics and Military Power Systems
BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), announced today that it is now offering a new dual output 15 watt DC-DC converter with no cross regulation error.
Suited for use in commercial avionics, military avionics, and other critical reliability power systems, the new DVAB Series is a small size, extremely light weight, and able to withstand the full range of military specified temperatures. The DVAB Series eliminates cross regulation errors and offers tightly controlled line and load regulation errors through the use of two independent control loops.
"Our customers demand long term reliability with extremely tight performance metrics," said Michael J. Bosmann, Senior Vice President of VPT. "Through advances in power design, we're answering these needs with new products such as this new DVAB Series, which eliminates the worry of cross regulation errors for power designers."
Specific features of this new power module include:
-- Dual outputs of +/- 5, +/- 12, and +/- 15V
-- Wide input voltage range of 15 to 50V per MIL-STD-704
-- Extreme reliability
-- Very low output noise, 10 to 25 mVp-p typical
-- Small size of 1.130" x 1.460", light 24/28 grams of weight
-- Fault tolerant magnetic feedback circuit
-- Undervoltage lockout, indefinite short circuit protection, current limit
-- Full performance over -55 degrees C to +125 degrees C military
-- High input transient voltage of 80V for 1 second per MIL-STD-704A
-- Manufactured in a MIL-PRF-38534 and ISO9001 Facility.
-- Meets MIL-STD-461 Revisions C, D, E, and F EMC requirements when used
with with VPT's DVMH EMI filter
-- Available flanged and non-flanged versions
-- Available compliant to MIL-PRF-38534, Class H
-- Defense Logistics Agency Standard Microcircuit Drawing (SMD) pending
The DVAB Series is available with additional environmental screening options for the most demanding of applications, including compliance to MIL-PRF-38534 Class H. Modules are available off the shelf with pricing at $340.69 per unit in OEM quantities. For a datasheet and additional product information, please visit the VPT website at http://www.vpt-inc.com.
About VPT and HEICOVPT, Inc., part of the HEICO Electronic Technologies Group, is a global leader in providing power conversion solutions for use in avionics, military, and space applications. VPT offers high reliability DC-DC power converters, EMI filters, accessory power products, and custom engineering services for the rapid development of critical power systems. VPT can deliver its patented power solutions in a fast timeframe, with certified quality, at a comfortable cost. Every day, organizations like NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, the United States Air Force, and many more depend on quality solutions from VPT to power critical systems. Whether on the ground, in the air, or beyond, VPT provides the power driving critical missions today. For more information about VPT, please visit the web site at http://www.vpt-inc.com.
HEICO Corporation (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI) is engaged primarily in certain niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronics industries through its Hollywood, FL-based HEICO Aerospace Holdings Corp. subsidiary and its Miami, FL-based HEICO Electronic Technologies Corp. subsidiary. HEICO's customers include a majority of the world's airlines and airmotives as well as numerous defense and space contractors and military agencies worldwide in addition to medical, telecommunication and electronic equipment manufacturers. For more information about HEICO, please visit the web site at http://www.heico.com.
Delphax Announces Game-Changing Color Print Systems
High-speed sheet-fed presses to be introduced to commercial printing industry at drupa 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphax Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:DLPX.PK), a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment, announced today that it will introduce its new elan(TM) series digital color print systems powered by Memjet technologies at the drupa 2012 international trade show May 3-16 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
elan brings to the commercial/industrial printing market a transformational advance in imaging technology in a robust sheet-fed print system offering production speeds up to 500 impressions per minute in full color and 1600 dpi print quality on a wide range of substrates and sheet sizes.
"We are introducing a game-changing print system at drupa," said Dieter Schilling, president and chief executive officer of Delphax. "elan represents an entirely new category of digital print technology and is our response to growing customer demand for more efficient, versatile and affordable color printing equipment.
"We have developed a revolutionary sheet-fed transport technology and integrated this with multiple Memjet printheads to provide a unique high-resolution, high-quality and high-speed inkjet printing system. Developed, engineered and manufactured by Delphax, this system offers an unprecedented combination of speed, versatility, affordability and high quality for color sheet-fed inkjet production. There is nothing approaching this performance in the market today."
A pioneer in digital print production, Delphax brings over 30 years of experience in sheet-fed printing innovation to the creation of elan, a commercial class platform exploiting the stunning color-reproduction capability of Memjet's scalable high-speed inkjet technology. Each Memjet printhead lays down 1600 dpi color graphics by delivering up to 700 million drops of ink per second with more than 70,000 ink nozzles on a single printhead.
As a multi-application system, elan is expected to have multi-market appeal. By providing fast turnaround and short set-up time between jobs, the system promises to be ideal for commercial print-on-demand applications in direct mail, transpromo and billing, book and manual publishing or security printing. elan is designed for an extremely wide range of applications requiring high quality results, whether text or images, in full color.
"The addition of high-speed color capability is an exciting and essential strategic advance for Delphax," Schilling said. "It's what customers have been asking for and represents our opportunity to remain in the forefront of digital printing technology in the years ahead. Digital color is a segment of the printing market that has grown despite the recession and social-media-driven declines within the printing industry. It is projected to gain steadily in share of revenues from equipment, supplies and services.
"In over three decades of serving the printing industry, Delphax has created a global presence and captured the largest worldwide market share in check-printing applications. We have developed industry-leading paper-path designs, the world's fastest toner-based monochrome sheet-fed and roll-fed presses and a reputation for unexcelled customer service and support. In short, we have built a solid foundation for the kind of innovation represented in elan--and we are excited about the opportunity to demonstrate the breakthrough potential of this system at drupa."
Held every four years, drupa is the largest and most prominent printing equipment exhibition in the world--the preeminent showcase for the newest trends and technologies in the graphic arts industry. elan will be presented to the industry in the Delphax exhibit located in Hall 8b, stand C10.
About Delphax Technologies Inc.
Delphax Technologies Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of advanced digital print production systems. For more than 30 years, Delphax has pioneered high-speed digital imaging innovations that improve throughput and enhance efficiencies for publishers, direct marketers and other commercial print customers where cost and quality are important. The Delphax portfolio includes specialized full color inkjet or monochrome inkjet and toner technologies that are ideal for a wide range of applications over a broad spectrum of substrates from ultra lightweight paper to heavy stock in both roll-fed and cut-sheet print environments. Delphax is headquartered in Minneapolis, with subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and France. The company's common stock is currently quoted over the counter under the symbol DLPX.PK. Additional information is available on the company's website at http://www.delphax.com.
Memjet is the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability. The company supplies technologies and components to OEM partners across the printing industry. Memjet maintains its corporate office in San Diego, and has offices in Dublin, Sydney, Taipei, Singapore and Boise, Idaho. The company is privately held. For more information, please visit http://www.memjet.com or follow us on Twitter @memjet.
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CONTACT: Gregory S. Furness, Chief Financial Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Sanja Wallace, Director, Product Management, email@example.com, both at +1-952-939-9000; or Jeff Bean, Memjet, Director, Branding & Communications, +1-760-484-0505, firstname.lastname@example.org
PennDOT Details Modernization Efforts on New Webpage
Public Invited to Track Progress
HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT's efforts to modernize and improve the way it does business - ensuring the efficient use of taxpayer dollars - are detailed on a new webpage announced today by Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch.
These important efforts, outlined at http://www.dot.state.pa.us under the heading, "Modern PennDOT," will be updated regularly as progress continues.
"PennDOT has a long-standing tradition of continuous improvement," Schoch said. "Now, the public can more easily track our efforts to enhance customer service, save money and deliver projects more quickly."
Efforts to implement modernization ideas recommended by PennDOT employees started early last year. While some of the additional modernization ideas suggested last year by the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) will require legislative action, PennDOT is moving forward with the ones that do not. To view the advisory commission's recommendations, visit http://www.tfac.pa.gov, click on final report, and then click on modernization.
Some of the many modernization efforts being worked on include:
-- Continuing cooperation with the turnpike to join services and share
materials and equipment;
-- Expanding the study of transit systems to possibly change from
county-based to regional organizations that save money and respond more
quickly to customers; and
-- Conducting a pilot study on bridge program management to bundle projects
and complete them more quickly.
"Modernization items are complementing our efforts to work smarter, increase user convenience and ultimately become even better stewards of each and every available taxpayer dollar," Schoch said.
Free eBay Seller Webinar - "Best Practices for Best Match - Presented by eBay"
Presented by Julie Netzloff, Sr. Product Manager in eBay's Search Sciences Team
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Page Mage Inc. along with eBay Radio, Outright, Stamps.com and Terapeak will be hosting a free webinar for eBay® sellers to discuss how they can optimize their listings for the greatest success in search. The webinar will be presented by Julie Netzloff, Sr. Product Manager in eBay's Search Sciences Team. Julie has been with eBay for over five years and working on Best Match for most of that time. She has the distinction of being the Search employee with the longest Best Match history at eBay.
During the seminar, sellers will learn what Best Match is, why it's important, specific factors that affect search results and what sellers can do to help improve their own search results. Participants will also be able to ask questions throughout the presentation.
What: Free webinar, "Best Practices for Best Match - Presented by eBay." Learn how to optimize your listings for the greatest success in search.
When: Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET (Registrants will receive a link to the webinar recording afterwards.)
NOTE: There are limited spaces available so please sign up early.
Once the webinar has ended, participants will move their discussion to the webinar's Facebook group to continue asking questions and engaging with other sellers. All eBay sellers are welcome and those who sign up will receive a link to the recorded archive of the webinar.
About Page Mage
Page Mage was founded in 2008. We are transforming the way sellers market their products on eBay. Page Mage provides easy to use eBay Tools for creating better listings and bigger profits. Our new Billboards eBay App Center application along with the Page Mage Listing Designer let you create breakthrough listing designs to stand out from your competition, look more credible and professional, improve selling performance, and increase confidence among buyers.
Outright has one goal: to make bookkeeping as simple as possible so the self-employed can spend as little time as possible on the least enjoyable part of running a business. Outright's easy-to-use online accounting solution automatically brings together all of your sales & expenses in one place so you always know what's going on with your business and are ready come tax time. No math, no manual entry, no paper work. Outright integrates with eBay & PayPal, e-commerce accounts, and, of course, your Bank and Credit Card Accounts so you can stay up to date effortlessly and instead focus on doing what you love.
About eBay Radio
The host of eBay Radio is Jim "Griff" Griffith, .eBay's Dean of Education and author of the Official eBay Bible. eBay Radio broadcasts (eBay Radio; eBay Radio's Ask Griff & Lee; and eBay Town Hall) feature helpful guidance, advice, and information from eBay team leaders and guest experts along with hot eBay topics, news direct from eBay, and your calls!
Stamps.com (Nasdaq:STMP) is a leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com's service enables small businesses, high-volume shippers, enterprise shippers, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. The Company targets its services to small businesses and home offices, and currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery Dennison, Microsoft, HP, USPS and others.
Terapeak is a leader in ecommerce market research and payment analytics, and is the sole authorized re-licensor of eBay data globally. The company provides custom insights and SaaS technology-enabled solutions to e-commerce merchants around the world. Currently aggregating over 20% of all online commerce sales data, Terapeak helps merchants make faster, more-profitable business decisions based on real-time market trends, pricing, and transaction data.
CONTACT: Mallory Snitker of SS|PR, +1-847-415-9300, email@example.com, for Outright
People face many problems today concerning money, their job, internet privacy, and personal well-being. A large reason why these problems exist is because people have little or no power over what happens in their world, and many big websites, companies, banks and politicians have all the power, it's all about what's good for them - not always what's good for you. That's why it's no surprise to the co-founders William Reid and Charles Gindi that what people want now is to have their voice heard and be able to take control of their world. Charles went on to say, "Glabber is all about the people having control, taking the power away from some of the biggest websites and companies and giving it to the people - where it belongs."
With innovative technologies that will be released in the coming months Glabber aims to empower you to make your voice heard in a way that has not been done before, creating a different social network, to help create a different world. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, "We are progressively transforming social networking to have a conscience that promotes positive changes and awareness to help change your world," says William.
Without having any prior experience in computer programming the co-founders taught themselves to become computer programmers and built Glabber from scratch. "We weren't anyone special, we were both raised like most people, without wealth, a Mercedes-Benz; living in Beverly Hills, going to Harvard, or having Kardashian family connections, and we didn't get much help from family or friends when we first started Glabber," says Charles.
Despite everything the co-founders persisted because "Social Networking needs to transform, and Glabber is giving people the power to transform it by helping them to change their world," says William.