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Evernote Launches Mobile Integration With Tencent's ONE Browser
NEW DELHI, November 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Evernote, the company that is helping the world remember everything, and Tencent, a
leading integrated internet services company in China, today announced an integration of
the Evernote application with Tencent's ONE Browser for Android mobile users in India and
across the region. ONE Browser is a compact browser for mobile devices with approximately
40 million downloads worldwide.
Evernote [http://evernote.com/evernote ] is the award-winning, remember everything
application that allows users to remember all aspects of their lives by creating notes,
snapping images, recording audio, saving files and having everything synchronize across
all devices and platforms, including phones, tablets and computers. There are more than 40
million Evernote users worldwide, with more than 650,000 users in India.
ONE Browser [http://one-browser.com/index.html ] is a fast mobile browser that aims to
provide the smartest Internet browsing experience. Designed by Tencent to serve global
emerging markets where mobile user growth is increasing rapidly and 3G connections are
becoming popular, ONE Browser's advance compression technology cuts download times and can
reduce data costs by up to 85 percent. ONE Browser with Evernote integration is available
for download on Google Play at http://goo.gl/1f1pk.
The integration of Evernote with ONE Browser for Android allows mobile users to clip a
webpage directly to their Evernote account with just one click. All information collected
and saved via mobile phones is synchronized across other devices using Evernote, giving
users access to their data, anytime, anyplace.
"We are excited to work with Tencent to improve mobile browsing experience for our
users across the globe. In India, China and many other developing countries, Internet
access is predominantly mobile, so it's critically important to improve the mobile user
experience. ONE Browser's innovative integration with Evernote does just that - it allows
our users to remember what they see online directly from the browser," said Troy Malone,
General Manager, Asia Pacific, Evernote. "It's an exciting development for us and the
"We are rapidly introducing our products in the Asian region and India is a primary
market for us, with the mobile phone subscribers' base now topping more than 929 million,
making it second in the world only to China for the number of mobile phones in use," said
Andy Pan, Tencent's Director of International Mobile Products. "We are happy to add
integration with Evernote to our popular ONE Browser, as it makes it all the more
attractive to mobile users of both ONE Browser and Evernote in India, where the two
innovative products have been recently gaining traction."
Evernote is helping the world remember everything by building innovative products and
services that allow individuals to capture, find and interact with their memories.
Evernote apps are available on all major computer, web, mobile, and tablet platforms.
ONE Browser is an incredibly fast mobile browser designed to provide smartest Internet
browsing experience. It has been developed by China's leading Internet company - Tencent,
one of the biggest Internet technology companies in the world. The main features of ONE
Browser include quick-access to popular content sites, auto-complete URL,
cloud-compression technology to save data costs, and multi-tabbing and multi-threaded file
downloads. ONE Browser is currently available for Android, Symbian and Java based phones
and will soon be available on additional platforms.
EB MIMO OTA Test System Implemented Successfully At NEC CASIO Mobile Communications
EB Propsim® MIMO OTA Test System verifies the true performance of NEC CASIO Mobile Communications' LTE devices
OULU, Finland, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elektrobit (EB) (Elektrobit Corporation NASDAQ-OMX: EBC1V), a developer of cutting-edge embedded technology solutions for the wireless and automotive industries, announces the successful implementation of the MIMO Over-The-Air (OTA) test system at NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Japan's premier technology company, based on EB Propsim F8 radio channel emulators and an anechoic chamber. NEC CASIO Mobile Communications uses this advanced test system to test and measure the RF performance and data throughput of NEC CASIO Mobile Communications' multi-antenna and MIMO mobile devices, such as LTE terminals.
Conventional conductive (cabled) test systems are not adequate for performance testing of wireless MIMO terminal devices because they cannot measure the multi-antenna effects. EB MIMO OTA testing technology creates user-defined, realistic and sophisticated radio channel environment around the wireless device inside the anechoic chamber and thus allows for measurement and testing without cable intrusion into the tested device. The same EB MIMO OTA technology can be used for testing all wireless handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptop computers. The EB Propsim radio channel emulator using the EB-patented file-based emulation principle and the anechoic chamber ensures 100 percent control and repeatability of the testing environment. This enables developers of multi-antenna and MIMO terminal devices to verify the true product performance and thus create products better meeting end user requirements.
NEC CASIO Mobile Communications is known to be committed to bringing the best performing wireless devices to the world, with focused attention on research and development. For this, the EB MIMO OTA test system based on EB Propsim radio channel emulator enables NEC CASIO Mobile Communications to quantitatively assess the RF performance of their products and enables an efficient R&D process. The establishment of this test system helps NEC CASIO Mobile Communications to further strengthen its market position in Japan and in the world as the leading LTE terminal supplier.
"As the forerunner in the field of radio channel research, modeling and emulation, EB has been diligently developing test solutions for the wireless ecosystem. We enjoyed the cooperation with the competent NEC CASIO Mobile Communications team; the entire definition, delivery and implementation process has been highly efficient and smooth. We are happy to see that the test system has contributed to NEC CASIO Mobile Communications' innovation and product development", said Dr. Yu Gao, sales director of EB's Asia-Pacific Wireless Business Segment.
Dr. Yu Gao
Sales Director, APAC
EB Wireless Business Segment
Tel. +86 18600175862
Finn Partners for EB
About NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd.
NEC CASIO Mobile Communications provides innovative mobile handsets for major wireless providers in Japan and the U.S.A. The company was established in 2010 after spinning off from NEC Corporation's mobile handset business. Later that year, it merged with Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. a joint venture between Casio Computer Co., Ltd., and Hitachi, Ltd. NEC CASIO Mobile Communications aims to build an enriched communication linked society utilizing mobile handset solutions crafted from imagination and creativity. For more information, go to http://www.nec-casio-mobile.com/
About EB Propsim
The first EB Propsim radio channel emulator was introduced in 1995. EB's philosophy in designing radio channel test solutions has always been uncompromised technical performance for the best emulation accuracy and realistic propagation environment. EB's competence in radio channel test equipment is achieved with a long involvement at the forefront of international radio channel research and solid experience in designing and developing state-of-the-art wireless products and systems. EB continuously develops the EB Propsim radio channel emulator product family and their patented technology to be able to provide testing solutions for the development of the latest wireless technologies. http://www.elektrobit.com/ebpropsim
EB, Elektrobit Corporation
EB develops advanced technology and transforms it into enriching end-user experiences. EB specializes in demanding embedded software and hardware solutions for the automotive industry and wireless technologies. The company's net sales for the year 2011 totaled EUR 162.2 million. Elektrobit Corporation is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. http://www.elektrobit.com
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Studio Chateau, the most innovative and cutting-edge new home custom options selection software program, introduces "Lunch & Learn," a quarterly invitation to prospective and existing clientele to introduce the latest technology during a one hour luncheon in their Southern California headquarters. As an added bonus, the Studio Chateau options specialists will provide a complimentary options analysis overview based on the clients current program.
"We have received such an overwhelming response to our events that we created separate invitationals for new and existing clients, in 2013" stated Carolyn Little, Studio Chateau Vice President of Options Management. "The feedback we have received from our guests is invaluable and continues to inspire and drive our program forward to maintain the top market share for innovative software technology," noted Little.
Studio Chateau is an Internet-based options selection program designed to ease the process of selecting home upgrades for design professionals, homebuilders and homebuyers. The program includes: a visual, lot-specific options catalog for each community, drag and drop placement diagrams for each floorplan, construction cut-off date notification and management, purchase order generation and subcontractor notification, flooring entry and installation date management, accounting management and customer service follow-up and survey.
The creation of this innovative program stems from the 30-year history of parent company Chateau Interiors, a full-service interior design center focused on meeting the needs of the builder options program.
As the housing industry rises from the downturn, clients have seized the opportunity to pair Studio Chateau with their builder options program. This technology offers a web-based program that improves communications during the new home purchase coupled with the interior options selection process. The system connects the homebuyer, sales, design center, purchasing, accounting, construction, trade partners, subcontractors and escrow by providing them all with accurate real-time information.
Studio Chateau is the national leader in design center technology for builder options. Visit http://www.studiochateau.com or contact Options Analyst Lynn Ellis at (619) 916-7959 for more information.
AT&T Offers Customers $100 Off Any Tablet With Two-Year AT&T Data Plan Agreement
Carrier Offers Largest Selection of Tablets to Holiday Season Shoppers
Customers Can Add Tablet to AT&T Mobile Share for $10 a Month
DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday shopping season, AT&T* today announced it is offering a promotional discount to tablet customers. Beginning Friday, Nov. 9, customers will receive $100 off any tablet purchased at an AT&T company owned store, online at http://www.att.com or at select agents and retailers with a two-year data plan agreement.
Tablet customers can choose from several qualifying data plan options, including adding a tablet to an AT&T Mobile Share plan for just $10 per month. With Mobile Share, customers share a single bucket of data - from 1GB up to 20GB - with other devices, including smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, and more.
The full range of tablet data plan options include:
-- AT&T Mobile Share: $10 to share between 1 GB and 20GB
-- AT&T DataConnect 250MB: $15 for 250MB
-- AT&T DataConnect 3GB: $30 for 3GB
-- AT&T DataConnect 5GB: $50 for 5GB
"AT&T has the widest variety of tablets and a broad choice of data plans to pick from," said David Christopher, Chief Marketing Officer, AT&T. "With this new promotional discount for any tablet we sell, we're giving our customers even more reason to stock up on the hottest device of the season, and just in time for the holidays."
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest 4G network, covering 285 million people. AT&T's 4G network combines to fast technologies that work together for customers, LTE and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas.** With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area with your smartphone, you may be on a much slower 3G network.
*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 not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
While promotional supplies last. $100 off any tablet discount requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with data (min $14.99/mo.) plan or Mobile Share plan. Two tablet purchase limit per account.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at http://www.att.com/newsroom and as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @ATT.
Largest Content Monetization Payout to hit the Industry
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8. 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skimlinks, the leader in non-intrusive web monetization, is thrilled to announce its new referral program, offering 35% payouts and the ability for anyone to make money by spreading the good word about Skimlinks.
On the heels of brilliant growth, exciting products announcements, and insights to help further the advantage Skimlinks provides to its clients, Skimlinks is launching their referral program with a simple, yet powerful offer:
Promote Skimlinks and we will give you a whopping 35% of what we earn for a year from each publisher you refer. No questions asked.
The move is designed to reward anyone who recommends Skimlinks products to relevant website and app owners, and encourage publishers to use disclosure badges on their sites. To make the promotion as easy as possible, Skimlinks has created a press kit with banners, badges and reviews for all members of its referral program.
"As the leader in the automated affiliate space for 5 years, Skimlinks has always been an easy service to recommend, because we offer the highest payouts, superior technology and products, and award winning service from our international team," said Marketing Director, Aaron Weissman. "Now, there is an enhanced financial incentive to talk about Skimlinks, as we announce the biggest referral program payouts in the industry."
"We've been fortunate to see tremendous growth the past few years and we have our publishers to thank for that, so why not thank them with more than just words."
About the Company: Founded in 2007, Skimlinks is the leading content monetization platform that rewards publishers for the role their content plays in creating purchase intent. Skimlinks processes 230 million clicks a month on over 700,000 sites around the Web, including Gawker, AOL Europe, WordPress, Hearst Digital, Haymarket Consumer Media, Telegraph Media Group, and many more. Skimlinks is a team of 50 based in London, San Francisco, and New York. Get in touch with Skimlinks at skimlinks.com/contact.
Video Calling Feature To Be Made Available To LTE Customers on Tiered Data Plans & Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers With Qualifying Plans
DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced it will enable FaceTime over Cellular at no extra charge for iOS 6 customers with an LTE device on any tiered data plan. AT&T will also continue to offer FaceTime over Cellular to customers with any AT&T Mobile Share plan, as well as FaceTime over Wi-Fi, which has always been available for all customers. AT&T expects to roll out this functionality to customers over the next eight to ten weeks.
As part of its commitment to serving customers with disabilities, AT&T is also making FaceTime over Cellular available to deaf and hard of hearing customers who qualify for special text and data-only packages.
AT&T has more iPhone customers than any other U.S. carrier.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Consumers Can Now Find A Dry Cleaner Anywhere In The U.S. With 'America's Dry Cleaning Directory'
Consumers who are looking to find a dry cleaner have a new resource from DryCleaningSearch.com -- 'America's Dry Cleaning Directory.' Dry cleaning owners can also search for vendors, suppliers and professional services to help better run their business.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers who are looking to find a dry cleaner anywhere in the U.S. now have a new way to connect with businesses.
DryCleaningSearch.com offers a dry cleaning search service, which gives consumers the opportunity to find a local business. The service covers the entire country, so customers can find a dry cleaner whether they're looking for a new neighborhood cleaner or if they need to find one out of town.
DryCleaningSearch.com offers informative industry related articles and a Dry Cleaning TV section to help educate consumers about the dry cleaning industry and process. Additionally, customers can find coupons for local dry cleaners and even read candid reviews from current customers.
"This isn't your everyday search engine. We help consumers find the right dry cleaner, but that's not all. If you're a dry cleaner or a vendor/supplier looking to reach your target audience and grow your local business, we invite you to post your business for free," said Avi Dvir, owner of DryCleaningSearch.com (http://www.drycleaningsearch.com/).
Just as consumers can find a local business, dry cleaning companies can use the site to find local suppliers and vendors. The site also allows vendors to learn about upcoming marketing opportunities at trade shows and other industry events, and offers a special branded mailing list so vendors can advertise to dry cleaning companies.
"For dry cleaning owners, connecting with your customers and vendors is just a few clicks away. Besides getting wide exposure for your business and acquiring new customers, we can help you search for vendors, suppliers, service providers and equipment manufacturers. Let us make your life easier," said Mr. Dvir.
About America's Dry Cleaning Directory: DryCleaningSearch.com, 'America's Dry Cleaning Directory' (http://www.drycleaningsearch.com/) is a way for consumers to find a dry cleaner in their local area. Additionally, the site provides a venue for vendors and suppliers to connect with businesses that need their services and offers a branded mailing list to help them advertise.
The Definitive Annual Event for the Chip, Board and Systems Design Community Announces Conference Program and Keynote Speakers
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Electronics, the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry's decision makers, has announced the conference program and keynote speaker lineup for DesignCon 2013, which is recognized throughout the semiconductor and electronic design industries as the premiere annual trade event. Scheduled for January 28-31 in Santa Clara, Calif., the 14-track technical DesignCon conference program will include more than 100 in-depth tutorials, technical paper sessions and panel discussions. Additionally, the two-day DesignCon expo program will debut with visionary keynote presentations, a progressive educational forum staged by DesignCon 2013 host sponsor, Agilent Technologies, and an expanded focus on training sessions, teardowns and technology solutions.
"With its unwavering focus on intensive technical education and networking, DesignCon is the definitive annual event for the chip, board and systems design community," said Patrick Mannion, Brand Director at UBM Electronics. "DesignCon is the largest annual meeting of board designers, and is the best face-to-face opportunity to scale know-how about chip, system and package design challenges."
DesignCon's opening day keynote address will be delivered by Bill Swift, Vice President of Engineering at Cisco Systems, who leads silicon development engineering for the service provider, enterprise and high-end switching-based products. Jonah Alben, Senior Vice President of Engineering at NVIDIA, will keynote on the second day, Tuesday, Jan. 29. Mr. Alben currently leads the development of next-generation GPU architectures. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Mike Santori, Business and Technology Fellow at National Instruments will give the keynote address.
DesignCon 2013 will feature more than 100 tutorials and technical paper sessions focused on the pervasive nature of signal integrity at all levels of electronic design. Consequently, all presentations will be categorized under one of the following 14 conference tracks so that attendees may easily identify which sessions best suit their interests and are most likely to help further their career goals. Conference tracks for DesignCon 2013 include:
-- Chip-level design for signal and power integrity;
-- Analog, mixed-signal and RF design and verification;
-- Designing with programmable architectures;
-- System co-design: chip, package and board;
-- PCB materials, processing and characterization;
-- PCB design tools and methodologies;
-- Parallel and memory interface design;
-- High-speed serial design;
-- Jitter, crosstalk and noise analysis;
-- High-speed signal processing, equalization and coding;
-- Power integrity and power distribution network design;
-- Electromagnetic compatibility and interference;
-- Test and measurement methodology;
-- Signal propagation analysis techniques.
Additionally, the DesignCon 2013 expo will feature more than 130 exhibitors - more than any other design engineering event this season - as well as visionary keynote speakers from Cisco, NVIDIA, National Instruments and other influential companies; panel discussions; an educational forum sponsored by Agilent Technologies; and the ever-popular Chiphead Theater, which will host several live product teardowns and speed training demonstrations.
Early Bird Pricing for the conference, which provides registrants with $250 in savings, extends from Saturday, Nov. 10, to Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Participants can register now by visiting https://designcon.reg.ubmelectronics.com/2013 or by calling 888-234-9476 Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PST. For alumni and student rates, as well as press and media registration information, please contact Kate Hadden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, DesignCon 2013 exhibition space can be reserved by contacting Sean Raman at email@example.com or by calling 415-947-6622.
UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for design engineering and the electronics industry. We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development, and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities, and professional education services. More than 2.3 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, Design News, Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, EBN, DataSheets.com, Designlines, and Embedded.com across the globe to accelerate technology sales. The international electronics community gathers at UBM Electronics market leading events such as the Embedded Systems Conferences, DESIGN, DesignCon, and ARM® TechCon(TM) to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and challenges facing the electronics industry. Additionally, UBM Electronics provides end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media, custom solutions and research. UBM Electronics is part of UBM (UBM.L) a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com; follow us at @UBM_plc to get the latest UBM news.
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UberConference Business Launches for SMB, Enterprise
Visual conference call service targets corporate accounts
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firespotter Labs today announced the launch of UberConference Business, the corporate version of its award-winning teleconferencing service. UberConference Business gives a company the power to register and manage multiple individual conference calling numbers through a single platform with an administrative account and convenient, centralized billing.
"With companies spending over $3B annually in the U.S. on audio conferencing, users deserve a better experience than what they've put up with for the past 30 years," said Craig Walker, CEO and co-founder of Firespotter Labs. "UberConference Business offers entire organizations an experience far superior to any other conference calling service available today."
Businesses can also get UberConference from the Google Apps Marketplace thereby allowing everyone in a company's domain access to an UberConference account directly from the Google Apps menu bar under the "More" drop down list.
"UberConference is the first truly innovative conference calling solution I have used," said Tom Cochran, Chief Technology Officer, Atlantic Media Company. "The experience is significantly better than traditional conference calling services and I'm looking forward to deploying it across our entire organization."
UberConference Business includes a broad array of features:
-- Increased Conference Size. Have up to 40 people on a single conference
-- Outbound Dialing to Join. Check the outbound calling box when you
schedule your conference call and UberConference Business will
automatically dial you and the other participants when it's time for
-- Call Recording. Record any or all of your UberConferences. MP3s are
available for each recording and saved as part of the call summary.
-- Start Without Me. Set up a conference call without having to be on it.
-- Removal of Branding. Remove the "this free conference call is provided
by..." messaging at the start of every call.
-- Dedicated Support. Chat or email with us if you have questions.
UberConference Business incorporates the full set of features from UberConference Pro and UberConference Free, including its visual interface; Social Caller ID and LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter information; Evernote integration; and the innovative "earmuffs" feature so that subsets of call participants can have sidebar conversations.
About Firespotter Labs
Launched in 2011, Firespotter Labs is a start-up founded by serial entrepreneur Craig Walker, focusing on making complex telephony products easy to use. With over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur in the emerging telephony space, Walker was CEO of Dialpad Communications, (acquired by Yahoo!, now Yahoo! Voice), and later co-founder and CEO of GrandCentral Communications (acquired by Google, now Google Voice). Products in the Firespotter family include UberConference, Nosh, NoshList, and Jotly. Firespotter Labs is funded by Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. To learn more about Firespotter please visit http://www.firespotter.com.
RAD's new MiNID [http://www.rad.com/10/Ethernet-Demarcation-SFP/24944 ] is a fully
functional and hugely intelligent SFP form-factor solution that plugs into the SFP cage of
any manufacturer's host unit. When an SFP device is inserted into the patent-pending
sleeve, it is transformed into a Carrier Ethernet demarcation and SLA verification device
for remote service monitoring and fault isolation.
Its compact size makes the MiNID ideal for small cell backhaul applications, virtual
private networks and carrier-wholesale provider network termination.
"Service providers, wholesale carriers, and mobile operators can maintain service
demarcation and service validation right from the MiNID since it is equipped with Ethernet
demarcation and performance monitoring," explains Amir Karo, RAD's Vice President of
Marketing. "The MiNID also lets them receive real time network and performance reports
with per-Class of Service SLA definition," he notes. "No other manufacturer offers both
capabilities in an SFP device."
"In addition, the MiNID works with any manufacturer's SFP," Karo adds. "The same MiNID
can be used with single or multi-mode fiber, and also electrical SFPs -up to distances of
10/40/80 kilometers, depending on the SFP," he continues. "Plus, the MiNID fits SFPs
already installed in existing equipment, a tremendous saving and benefit."
"The MiNID is built entirely from in-house RAD technology," Karo concludes, "so we can
add functionality more easily than manufacturers who may rely on third-party off-the-shelf
MiNID handles up to 1 Gbps of Ethernet traffic and features per-port and per-flow
monitoring capabilities, including Ethernet OAM and loopbacks. Requiring no rack space or
external power, it can be remotely managed independently from its hosting device or
integrated with it so that they act together and appear as a single unit.
RAD Data Communications' access and backhaul solutions lower the total cost of
ownership for carriers, service providers, and mobile operators, as well as for utilities,
transportation and enterprise network communications operations. The company's installed
base exceeds 12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 carriers and operators around
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies.
Bob Eliaz, RAD Data Communications
Emulex Delivers Integrated 10Gb Ethernet-based Convergence Technology for HP Integrity Server Blades
Integrated FlexFabric Adapter Provides I/O Flexibility, Efficiency and Simplicity
COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) today announced that it is delivering its network convergence technology for use in the new HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870c i4 and BL890c i4 Server Blades. The integrated HP NC553i 10Gb FlexFabric adapter provided by Emulex delivers I/O flexibility, efficiency and simplicity for both Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN) connectivity.
"Emulex's industry-leading converged LAN on Motherboard (LOM) technology delivers the ultimate in I/O flexibility for today's demanding converged and virtualized LAN and SAN infrastructures," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "Integrating 10Gb Ethernet (10GbE)-based convergence capabilities on the server itself, allows for even more efficient consolidation of data network and storage traffic, resulting in significant power, cooling and capital savings."
The integrated HP NC553i 10Gb FlexFabric adapter delivers the following features and capabilities:
-- Configurable LAN and SAN connections: With the HP Virtual Connect
FlexFabric adapter, you have the flexibility to connect up to three
FlexNICs and one FlexHBA per physical FlexFabric port providing
outstanding connectivity for Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
-- Adjustable bandwidth to meet workload requirements: Each of the FlexNICs
and FlexHBAs can be adjusted to the needed bandwidth for the workload,
resulting in reduced over- and under-provisioning and improving overall
-- Simplifies your connectivity needs: HP Virtual Connect FlexFabric
simplifies your I/O connectivity needs by providing the bandwidth needed
for today's demanding converged and virtualized LAN and SAN
"Organizations require highly available, resilient mission-critical applications to address changing business needs," said Kate O'Neil, director of marketing, Business Critical Systems, HP. "The unique combination of HP Integrity servers and Emulex converged I/O connectivity solutions deliver<s> </s>maximum application uptime and performance."
For added I/O connectivity capacity, additional HP FlexFabric Adapters leveraging Emulex's 10GbE-based convergence technology are also available for HP Integrity BL860c i4, BL870c i4 and BL890c i4 Server Blades. HP FlexFabric Adapters converge network and storage traffic for 10GbE and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), helping clients reduce networking complexity, lower technology costs and promote a green data center. HP FlexFabric Adapters allow 10Gb ports to be divided into multiple NIC and storage functions to optimize bandwidth allocation for virtualized server workloads. The HP NC553m 10Gb 2-port FlexFabric Adapter (P/N: 613431-B21) provided by Emulex supports 10GbE and FCoE traffic with Flex-10 functionality. HP NC553m consumes 20 percent lower power than older FlexFabric Adapters while providing future-ready single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV).
Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE: ELX) is available at http://www.Emulex.com.
Emulex Safe Harbor Statement
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Emulex wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include among others, intellectual property claims, with or without merit, that could result in costly litigation, cause product shipment delays, require Emulex to indemnify customers, or require Emulex to enter into royalty or licensing agreements, which may or may not be available. Furthermore, Emulex has in the past obtained, and may be required in the future to obtain, licenses of technology owned by other parties. Emulex cannot be certain that the necessary licenses will be available or that they can be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If Emulex were to fail to obtain such royalty or licensing agreements in a timely manner and on reasonable terms, Emulex's business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected. Ongoing lawsuits, such as the action brought by Broadcom Corporation ("Broadcom"), present inherent risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on Emulex's business, financial condition, or results of operations. Such potential risks include continuing expenses of litigation, risk of loss of patent rights and/or monetary damages, risk of injunction against the sale of products incorporating the technology in question, counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with product or component redesigns, and diversion of management's attention from other business matters. With respect to the Broadcom litigation, such potential risks also include the availability of an adequate sunset period of time to make design changes, the ability to implement any design changes, the availability of customer resources to complete any re-qualification or re-testing that may be needed, the ability to maintain favorable working relationships with Emulex suppliers of serializer/deserializer (SerDes) modules and the ability to obtain a settlement that does not put Emulex at a competitive disadvantage. In addition, the fact that the economy generally, and the technology and storage segments specifically, have been in a state of uncertainty makes it difficult to determine if past experience is a good guide to the future and makes it impossible to determine if markets will grow or shrink in the short term. The current economic downturn and the resulting disruptions in world credit and equity markets that are creating economic uncertainty for Emulex's customers and the storage networking market as a whole has, and could, continue to adversely affect Emulex's revenues and results of operations. Furthermore, the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire Emulex may have an adverse effect on Emulex's operations. As a result of these uncertainties, Emulex is unable to predict its future results with any accuracy. Other factors affecting these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: faster than anticipated decline in the storage networking market; slower than expected growth of the storage networking market or the failure of Emulex's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully incorporate Emulex products into their systems; Emulex's dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of Emulex products or Emulex OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with entry into new areas of the storage technology market; the variability in the level of Emulex's backlog and the variable and seasonal procurement patterns of Emulex's customers; any inadequacy of Emulex's intellectual property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; impairment charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of terrorist activities; natural disasters, such as the earthquake and resulting tsunami off the coast of Japan in March 2011 and the significant flooding in various parts of Thailand in October 2011, and any resulting disruption in Emulex's supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive conditions; the effects of changes in Emulex's business model to separately charge for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; possible transitions from board or box level to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of Emulex products; delays in product development; Emulex's reliance on third-party suppliers and subcontractors for components and assembly; Emulex's ability to attract and retain key technical personnel; Emulex's ability to benefit from research and development activities; Emulex's dependence on international sales and internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and the potential effects of global warming and any resulting regulatory changes on Emulex's business. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in Emulex's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. Statements in this release are based on current expectations and, except as required by law, Emulex undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
TurfMutt Science Program from Discovery Education and OPEI Foundation Adds Family-Focused Activities to Help Children Explore and Appreciate Green Spaces
-- Classrooms across the U.S. invited to enter the second annual 'Spruce Up Your School' Sweepstakes for a chance to win $5,000 toward better outdoor space --
SILVER SPRING, Md. and ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Education and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute's Education and Research Foundation today announced a series of new educational and activity features for TurfMutt, a science-based program featuring standards-aligned curriculum, which teaches K-5 students how things grow, the value of personal and community outdoor space and how to tend to them in a sustainable way.
A redesigned website (TurfMutt.com) allows TurfMutt to reach both educators and families through an expanded digital experience, including:
-- A new "Families" Page shares the importance of backyards, parks, school
yards and other community outdoor spaces, and presents ideas on how to
foster healthy growth. The page includes family-focused activity guides,
such as creating an outdoor compost area, collecting rainwater,
attracting birds and going on a carbon footprint scavenger hunt.
-- An updated TurfMutt "Educators Page" with expanded lesson plans and
activities for elementary teachers to implement with their students.
-- A new "TurfMutt Blog" on the home page, presenting a range of
information and resources to help families and students care for and
enjoy their outdoor green spaces.
To help drive value and raise awareness of TurfMutt, Discovery Education and OPEI will also collaborate to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) to air in local markets and online that talks about the importance of caring for green spaces in a sustainable way.
"TurfMutt has evolved into a turn-key educational program for both schools and home," said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. "K-5 teachers and families can access expanded activities and resources to encourage outdoor exploration and tips on how to care for backyards, parks, school yards and personal green space in communities across the country."
Discovery Education and OPEI are also launching the second annual "Spruce Up Your School" sweepstakes in which educators can enter to win a $5,000 grant to expand or develop their school's outdoor space. The annual national sweepstakes is aimed at K-5 educators across the country. Last year, Ms. Mary Anne Arabia's fifth grade class from Palomar Elementary School in Chula Vista, Calif., was named the Grand Prize winner and received a $5,000 grant, which was used to provide much-needed shade and seating by planting trees and installing benches in their school's outdoor play area.
"The TurfMutt program has had an incredible influence and reach in schools across the country, already with approximately one million students impacted since its inception in 2011," said Mary Rollins, Discovery Education vice president. "We are pleased to continue building and expanding on this partnership alongside OPEI as we encourage students to explore their curiosity in the environment that surrounds them every day."
The TurfMutt program continues to earn accolades for its outreach efforts. The Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools and the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Education Program - Teacher Resources and Lessons Plans websites list the TurfMutt program as a valued educational resource.
For more information, visit TurfMutt.com.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming, Discovery Education Techbook and Discovery Education Higher Ed, are in more than half of all US schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at http://www.discoveryeducation.com.
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is an international trade association representing more than 84 small engine, utility vehicle and outdoor power equipment manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. OPEI is a recognized Standards Development Organization for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and active internationally through the International Standards Organization (ISO) in the development of safety and performance standards. For more information, visit http://www.OPEI.org.
About the OPEI Education & Research Foundation
The OPEI Education & Research Foundation works to develop educational materials, support research and further programs to foster environmental stewardship and an appreciation of our parks, forests, lawns and landscapes. The Foundation's priorities revolve around environmental best practices and stewardship in the care and enjoyment of our green spaces and safety education that ensures safe and proper use of outdoor power equipment.
NatureShare Releases Major Update to Award-Winning Audubon Birds App for iOS
Field Guide App Now Includes Integration with the NatureShare Community
WOODSTOCK, Vt., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NatureShare, an innovative social platform for the outdoor vertical and the market leader for nature and outdoor lifestyle mobile applications, today announced the release of a major update to its award-winning app Audubon Birds - A Field Guide to North American Birds available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini. The app now integrates with the NatureShare platform, allowing users to create geo-tagged bird sightings, photos and field notes, and share them with a community of tens of thousands of outdoor enthusiasts.
Audubon Birds is just one of the award-winning apps in the Audubon Guides mobile field guide series created in alliance with the National Audubon Society. It is the first of the Audubon Guides titles to integrate the NatureShare platform, and future updates for the company's apps will transform these best-selling field guides into a dynamic shared social experience. In addition to creating sightings, the platform allows users to create life lists, follow friend's postings, tag favorites, add comments, and share to Facebook.
The best-selling Audubon Birds app also features 820 bird species found in the United States and Canada with in-depth descriptions including range maps, information on habitat and behavior, over 3,200 high-quality photographs, and more than 8 hours of bird songs and calls. The update includes optimization for iPhone 5 and iOS 6 including native Facebook integration. The update also includes optimization for the 4" Retina display on iPhone 5 and iPod touch and supports the Facebook integration in iOS 6.
"Integrating NatureShare's powerful social functionality into the Audubon Birds app allows our users to connect and interact with other birders like never before," said Brendan Cahill, CEO of NatureShare. "Now you can make sightings, comment on your friend's postings, and survey birding activity in the community wherever you are in real time."
David Yarnold, President of the National Audubon Society remarked, "We are very excited about these new features that will make this great app even better. The NatureShare platform aligns with our mission to protect birds and their habitats and takes advantage of the latest technology to motivate people to experience and appreciate birds in the wild."
The Audubon Birds - A Field Guide to North American Birds app is available for $9.99 from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, iPad mini or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
NatureShare is an innovative social platform for the outdoor vertical and the leading publisher of mobile applications for nature and outdoor lifestyle. NatureShare, previously known as Green Mountain Digital, was founded in 2009 in Woodstock, VT. The company has designed and published more than 30 mobile apps for iOS, including Audubon Birds, Orvis Fly Fishing: The Ultimate Guide, and Sailing World: Knots and Splices.
RealNetworks Announces New Generation of Helix Universal Media Server
Streaming everywhere has never been more powerful with digital rights management and support for MPEG-DASH
SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Media streaming becomes more powerful with the latest release of Helix Universal Media Server from RealNetworks. The announcement from RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) introduces a new generation of media delivery to enterprise organizations looking to reach customers across a broad range of devices. Helix Universal Media Server offers universal streaming for iOS, Android, tablet, PC, Mac, Smart TV and more. New features include security and performance enhancements designed to help organizations better control content and simplify delivery.
"With MPEG-DASH support, DRM and extensive enhancements in the new Helix Server, our customers now have access to the next generation of media delivery to help them succeed in an evolving industry," said Mike Womack, Director of Business Development, RealNetworks Helix Division. "With these new features, Helix fits the bill for broadcasters, content owners and service providers who need a rock-solid, high-quality multi-screen delivery platform for OTT applications."
The new version of Helix Universal Media Server includes integration with digital rights management (DRM) to protect content along with encrypted content delivery and access protection. Further enhancements include support for the new MPEG-DASH standard with profiles to reach any device from smart phone to connected TV; multi-protocol stream ingest for Flash RTMP, MPEG2-TS, RTP and Helix RBS; origin stream pushing to content delivery networks or service providers; and HLS Live Pause-enabling apps for control over live streams using pause, seek and play.
"We're excited about the new Helix Server," said Scott Grizzle, Broadcast and Streaming Product Manager, DVEO. "RealNetworks remains on the cutting edge of technology, which helps us continually provide best of breed solutions. The support for MPEG-DASH gives us even more adaptive streaming of multiple formats to different devices. This is a huge benefit for our customers."
Helix Universal Media Server helps organizations easily stream media across players, platforms and devices. This out-of-the-box solution delivers professional-scale reliability, performance, security and integration backed by dedicated support. Helix Universal Media Server is an integrated part of the Helix end-to-end platform, designed to streamline the process of managing and delivering media. The Helix Media Delivery Platform includes encoding, management, delivery and playback along with a Helix Client SDK which simplifies media publishing across platforms.
RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy for people to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com.
CONTACT: Barbara Krause, Krause Taylor Associates for RealNetworks, +1-408-981-2429, firstname.lastname@example.org
GameFly Officially Launches Digital PC Client - the One-Stop Shop for Gamers
GameFly Celebrates by Giving Away 2K Games' Bioshock for Free for a Limited Time Only
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GameFly, Inc., the leading video game service, announced today that its PC client is officially launched and out of beta...just in time for the holiday games rush. The one-stop shop for gamers features over 1500 PC games to buy and play, Unlimited PC Play with hundreds of Windows games to play for free for GameFly members, and access to more than 8000 console and handheld titles for rent, purchase and pre-order. New to the client is a growing catalouge of Mac games available for download as well. The desktop client is a convenient resource for gamers with up-to-the-minute-news and asset feeds, a vast library of game information, videos and screenshots, and an active social community to discover what's hot or not. For GameFly subscribers, they can also manage their GameQ for all platforms on this easy to use client, the popular GameFly mobile App for iOS and Android, mobile web and at GameFly.com.
"We used the positive and constructive feedback from our community during the beta to help make the best product possible," said Sean Spector, GameFly co-founder and SVP of Business Development and Content. "To celebrate the launch of the client, we're excited to partner with 2K Games to give away their highly acclaimed PC game Bioshock for free."
About 2K Games
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets through its three divisions: 2K Games, 2K Sports, and 2K Play that are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today's most popular gaming genres, including first-person shooters, action, role-playing, real-time strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Irrational Games, 2K Marin, 2K Australia, 2K Czech, Cat Daddy Games, and 2K China. In just a few short years, 2K launched the 2007 Game of the Year - BioShock®; published the critically acclaimed Borderlands(TM); continued the award-winning Sid Meier'sCivilization® series; delivered the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise with NBA® 2K*; andbroke new ground in the family entertainment market with its multi-million unit selling hit Carnival Games. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit http://www.2K.com.
About GameFly Inc.
GameFly, the leading video game service, allows members to rent one or more video games concurrently, with no due dates, late fees or shipping charges. Users can easily select from over 8,000 console/handheld titles or 1,500+ PC games for immediate download, and manage their list of games online at http://www.gamefly.com, the GameFly App for iOS and Android devices, or the new digital PC Client. Members receive games via First-Class Mail and return them to GameFly at their convenience using prepaid mailers. In addition to selling video games through the "Keep" feature, GameFly also sells new and used video games. For daily news and information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/gamefly and follow the company on Twitter @GameFly.
Browser Plug-In Gives Shoppers Cash Back on Purchases and Finds Available Coupons for Over 18,800 Retailers on the Web
MIAMI, Nov. 8th, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MonaBar (http://www.monabar.com) today announced the launch of MonaBar, a free browser plug-in that gives shoppers cash back on purchases at over 18,800 retailers in the online marketplace and automatically notifies them on best deals and coupons without interrupting the shopping experience. To begin using, visit MonaBar.com from your Chrome, Safari or Firefox browser.
MonaBar leverages partnerships with the most powerful affiliate marketing programs as well as established direct relationships with retailers in order to offer shoppers cash back on their purchases. With deals for 95% of all online shopping destinations, MonaBar allows users to earn 1% to 30% cash back rewards for shopping at their favorite online stores, without doing anything differently. Additionally, MonaBar has a built in coupon aggregator that automatically brings all of the best coupons to the shopper. As the only bar available that crawls the web to search for all active coupons, MonaBar not only awards shoppers with cash back, the plug-in also helps save money right from the start.
"Online shopping is responsible for over $200 billion in sales and booming. We're dedicated to bringing added value to our users in such an exciting and growing space," said David Azar, MonaBar Co-founder and CEO. "We've created MonaBar to be the ultimate online shopping assistant by designing a tool to seamlessly integrate into the background of almost any shopping experience, giving users cash back for items they already intend to buy from retailers they love and trust."
Online shoppers can benefit from MonaBar's automatic cash back capabilities by simply shopping as usual. The plug-in does not require shoppers to go out of their way with extra clicks to purchase or to collect cash rewards. The plug-in allows them to collect their cash once they have accumulated $5 in cash back offers via PayPal or once a quarter via check. With a simple one-time e-mail sign in, shoppers can take advantage of deals on goods they planned to buy without being redirected away from the current website. Additionally, MonaBar's referral policy enables shoppers to get an additional 10% cash back when someone they've referred to MonaBar signs up and makes a purchase on a participating retail site. In celebration of the launch, new users will automatically receive $1 welcome bonus just for signing up.
Visit MonaBar.com to begin collecting cash back while you shop today.
Miami-based MonaBar is dedicated to offering online shoppers the best cash back and couponing program available for free. The MonaBar flagship product automatically provides cash back rewards and surfaces coupons without requiring users to alter their shopping routines. For more information, visit MonaBar.com.
New app available to iPhone, iPad, Android users for free
WATSONVILLE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nordic Naturals®, the leading manufacturer of omega-3 supplements, has announced the launch of its mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Essentials app offers easy access to the company's full range of award-winning products.
Features of the new app, which is available free to Apple and Android mobile device users, include the ability to order products online or find a retail store. The "Daily Omega Reminder" allows users to set daily prompts for taking their omega-3s and monthly reminders to reorder products. Information on the wide-ranging benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids is available to educate consumers and help them select the right product to meet their personalized nutritional needs.
"Nordic Naturals is an omega-3 industry leader," said Joar Opheim, CEO and founder of Nordic Naturals. "We are pleased to lead the way in offering the convenience of a mobile app to consumers."
App users will be among the first to be notified about product launches, emerging research about omega-3s, and store-specific sales and promotions.
The Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Essentials app also answers the question, "Why Nordic Naturals?" App users can learn about the company's patented manufacturing processes, independent testing, and participation in ongoing research. The app will also help consumers understand the qualities that distinguish Nordic Naturals products, including proven purity, exceptional freshness, great taste, and superior triglyceride form.
"We're dedicated to making a difference," Opheim said. "From the way we source our raw materials, to the way we process our oils, to our charitable donation programs - we are guided by our goal of seeing generations of healthier, happier people around the world."
Based in Watsonville, CA, Nordic Naturals is committed to delivering the world's safest, most effective omega oils to help provide the essentials of an extraordinary life. Distributing to more than 35 countries, Nordic Naturals offers more than 150 products in a variety of flavors and formulations, all in line with leading standards for safety, efficacy and sustainability. By providing omega oil supplements for adults, kids, athletes and pets, Nordic Naturals helps everyone do more of what they love. Further information is available at http://www.nordicnaturals.com. Nordic Naturals is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nordicnaturals and people can follow the company on Twitter at @NordicNaturals.
Remington Launches Innovative Mobile Commerce Site
LONDON, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Spectrum Brands, a global consumer products company with market-leading brands,
announced today that an mCommerce enabled, mobile-optimised version of its UK personal
care Remington website has been launched.
Designed and built by leading mobile marketing agency, Incentivated
[http://www.incentivated.com ], the site is a transcoded version of the brand's desktop
website, providing access to the full range of Remington products from hair dryers to
The innovation for this transcoded site (http://uk.remington-europe.mobi) comes
through the UI and UX brought to life through template designs and menu structures.
Echoing the design elements of the website, Incentivated have enabled dynamic,
split-screen image-based menus, using swipe gestures for intuitive interactivity and ease
of searching and browsing through the site.
The split screen allows for Remington "hero" products to be promoted - and for these
heroes to be dynamically updated as offers change or new products are released. Because
the site is transcoded, any content changes made to the website are automatically fed
through to the mobile site without any further editing being needed.
Secure integrated payment technology allows product purchases to be completed through
the mobile-optimised checkout.
Katie McLean, European Digital Manager, Spectrum Brands: "We are pleased to be able to
bring our products to our customers through their mobile devices. Presenting a
cookie-cutter site to our customers was never an option for Remington. They, and we, are
more sophisticated than that and we are delighted to be able to provide them with a fully
transactional site that maintains our brand integrity."
Jonathan Bass, Managing Director, Incentivated: "Mobile is fundamentally different
from desktop browsers and you can't just pare down a site to 'make it work' for mobile.
Being able to deliver this site for Remington which pays as much respect to their brand
and the design challenge in providing customers with an experience that works with the
phone's capabilities and strengths, such as the swipe for touchscreen phones and 'click to
We believe this is another great example of a company understanding that mobile is
critical to their future success, but not compromising their brand in order to deliver for
Remington is "How the World Gets Ready". With fiscal 2010 net sales of $474 million,
Remington is a global leader and innovator of affordable hair care, flat
irons/straighteners, rotary and foil electric shavers, personal groomers, moustache and
beard groomers, and haircut kits. For more information about Remington, visit
uk.remington-europe.com [http://uk.remington-europe.com ].
About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a diversified
global consumer products company and a leading supplier of batteries, shaving and grooming
products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn
& garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and portable lighting.
Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, the Company offers a broad portfolio of
market-leading and widely trusted brands including Rayovac(R), Remington(R), Varta(R),
George Foreman(R), Black & Decker(R), Toastmaster(R), Tetra(R), Marineland(R), Nature's
Miracle(R), Dingo(R), 8-in-1(R), Littermaid(R), Spectracide(R), Cutter(R), Repel(R), and
Spectrum Brands Holdings' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are
available in more than one million stores in more than 120 countries around the world.
Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of $3.1 billion from continuing operations in
fiscal 2010.For more information, visit spectrumbrands.com [http://www.spectrumbrands.com
We help our international client base engage with their customers by designing,
developing and delivering integrated acquisition, retention (CRM) and transaction
(mCommerce [http://www.incentivated.com/web/mcommerce.aspx ]) campaigns and services for
British Airways new 'Skylab' Uses iTrinegy Network Emulation
CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, November 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
British Airways selected iTrinegy's network emulation technology for their 'Skylab', a
major hub for testing all their back-office and front-end networked applications.
'Skylab' is the responsibility of the Networks Team based at British Airway's
[http://www.britishairways.com/travel/about-british-airways/public/en_gb ] main offices in
Waterside, UK. With business processes such as flight preparedness, aircraft readiness,
flight load control, baggage protections, etc., being delivered over the British Airways
data network, ensuring everything runs smoothly is of prime importance.
Ian Matthars, Senior Network Infrastructure Engineer at British Airways comments, "Sky
Lab is at the hub for testing all the network integrations involving our back-office and
front-end networked applications. We don't leave anything to chance - before an
application can go live we thoroughly test for all the variables experienced in
'real-world' live networks, including conditions such as latency, loss, delay and jitter.
These conditions can impact any application, and with our new front-end check-in/seating
system for agents and customers, it's essential that we guarantee a good experience for
Ian and his team purchased iTrinegy's INE LCD
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-emulators/ine-lcd ] network emulator to
replicate the network and all the associated network conditions. "As applications continue
to increase in size and complexity, the performance of applications in standard networks
and their associated conditions can be limiting and unsuitable for our applications."
Frank Puranik, Product Director at iTrinegy comments "Our network emulators enable
companies like British Airways to fully understand how applications work no matter what
the application or what type of network conditions they need to run in."
Ian continues "Network emulators
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-emulators/ine-lcd ]allow us to create
the worst kind of networks, and seeing how our applications behave allows us to make sure
our systems work no matter where in the world our networks, staff and customers are
located and INE LCD continues to be an important part of our network testing within our
iTrinegy's [http://www.itrinegy.com ] INE LCD Network Emulator is a portable appliance
that is well suited to this type of task as it enables the user to see how an application
or device will work in a realistic replication of environments such as WAN, Cloud, Mobile,
Wireless and Satellite networks etc., prior to actual deployment. Its ability to mimic
characteristics such restricted bandwidth, link speed, latencies, jitter and packet loss
etc. means that the user will be able to quickly identify how these factors can affect
About British Airways: British Airways is the country's largest airline, based on
fleet size, international flights and international destinations in the UK. Based in
Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport, British Airways is a full service
global airline, offering year-round low fares with an extensive global route network
flying to and from centrally-located airports.
About iTrinegy: 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, BT,
HP, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Logica, Raytheon, Thomson Reuters,
Schlumberger, Starbucks, 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
Press Contact: Debra Wilkins, PR Manager, iTrinegy
Tel USA +1-888-448-4366
Tel UK: +44(0)845-226-1900
Admiral is an award-winning global hedge fund administrator with offices in the Cayman
Islands; Dublin, Ireland; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Richmond, Virginia. It combines best
of breed technology including Advent Geneva, Advent Partner and Paladyne with highly
skilled and qualified staff to provide clients with a comprehensive customised solution to
meet the specific needs of the alternative investments industry including hedge funds,
private equity funds, UCITs and other regulated funds. At the recent HFM awards in New
York, Admiral was a finalist for Best Technology for an Administrator among other industry
leaders such as SS&C GlobeOp, Citi, State Street, and Citco. Admiral was also voted Best
Offshore Administrator by Hedgeweek in 2011.
With over 35 years international administration experience, Maitland is today
recognised as one of the fastest-growing fund administrators in the world. The acquisition
of Admiral supports Maitland's strategy of targeted growth, expanded global reach and
leadership in the fund administration industry. The combined group will have total assets
of US$145 billion under administration, 700 employees and 15 offices across 13 countries
including: BVI, Cayman, Canada, Ireland, Switzerland, Isle of Man, London, Luxembourg,
Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, South Africa and the United States.
Maitland CEO, Steve Georgala, said: "Admiral is a premier specialist provider of hedge
fund administration services and represents a strong franchise with industry leading
technology. The deal offers strategically attractive and financially compelling synergies.
Admiral's hedge fund services expertise and award winning technology will enhance
Maitland's fund services capabilities. We are well positioned to expand our traditional
administration services into the jurisdictions where Admiral has a presence."
Canover Watson, Managing Director of Admiral, who will remain the global head of hedge
fund administration for the group, said: "The merger of platforms will result in a
powerful combination of Maitland's global institutional presence and resources, and
Admiral's world-class industry leading technology and extensive hedge fund expertise. We
aim to be a global leader with the institutional infrastructure, size and resources to
assist our clients, whatever their size, location or investment strategy, to meet the
increasingly complex requirements of their investors and regulators."
Trend Micro Managed Service Provider Program Facilitates Channel Partners' Journey to the Cloud
CUPERTINO, Calif. and ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security, is leading the way in helping small and medium businesses (SMBs) and value-added resellers (VARS) transition to the managed service provider (MSP) business model. Today, Trend Micro announces updates to the managed service provider program, solution integration into ConnectWise, and a new PartnerPlus Portal to facilitate this managed service provider (MSP) transition.
"There is huge opportunity for growth in the managed service provider market. Trend Micro's priority is to help our partners prosper by delivering security solutions and tools that allow them to gain efficiency and keep their customers' data safe. Along with the new updates to our MSP program we will continue to make enhancements so partners can successfully transition some or all of their business to a cloud-based service model while they simultaneously manage their traditional install base," said Magi Diego, director, SMB Marketing at Trend Micro.
Trend Micro MSP Program Supports Channel Partners' Transition to the Cloud and Managed Services
-- Trend Micro MSP solutions uniquely enable MSP partners to automatically
license, monitor and manage both traditional on-premise as well as
cloud-based security solutions from a single management console,
providing the flexibility to migrate to the cloud at their own pace.
With this single login MSP partners can provision, deploy, manage, and
report on their entire customer base, both cloud and on-premise.
-- The MSP solutions are now available in 22 languages.
-- MSP partners are able to manage annual and monthly recurring licenses
together, aiding the move from an annual renewal-based business model to
a recurring-revenue annuity business model.
Trend Micro MSP Solutions are Now Integrated into ConnectWise
-- Trend Micro helps increase automation and scalability through a direct
integration with ConnectWise to automate billing, ticketing and
-- The cloud-based provisioning, deployment, management, monitoring, and
reporting solutions provided by Trend Micro eliminate setup/startup
costs associated with on-boarding of managed services clients.
-- Trend Micro's broad platform support (Windows, Mac, Android) and Trend
Micro(TM) Worry-Free Business Security product-family options (WFBS
Services, Standard, Advanced, and Hosted Email Security) provide more
revenue- generating opportunities for MSP partners.
"The Trend Micro MSP program tools help our security business, particularly as it relates to the state of licenses and updates -- we never had the ability to manage our clients at this level and it has made us much more efficient," said Michael Beecher, president, EscapeWire Solutions.
Trend Micro's New PartnerPlus Portal is Now Available in the USA
The new PartnerPlus Portal, designed specifically to support Trend Micro partners growing their security practice, serves as the central hub for sales tools, training, certification, on-demand marketing, announcements, promotions, webinars, and much more. The new portal provides:
-- Enhanced ease of use
-- Updated product information and collateral
-- A unique "My Account" feature which provides direct access to sales
opportunities, programs and reports
The PartnerPlus Portal will fully support the new upcoming Trend Micro PartnerPlus Program, a program that offers several unique features and benefits to help Trend Micro partners grow their business. The program enhancements coming soon include:
-- Simplicity-- Trend Micro is changing the partner-level naming
convention. The new PartnerPlus tiers will become Bronze, Silver, Gold,
and Platinum. As partners progress up through partner levels, it will be
easier for them to increase their knowledge of Trend Micro solutions,
and gain a wealth of benefits.
-- Training & Education-- Comprehensive online and classroom-based training
courses will be offered to strengthen partners' technical expertise,
increase their industry recognition, help accelerate the sales
process--and their revenues. This will all be available through the new
-- Specializations--Trend Micro will offer specialization certifications in
cloud-based security, small business security, and managed security
services. Being a specialized Trend Micro partner opens the doors to
extra benefits, which can include preferred listing on the Trend Micro
partner locator, deal registration, priority lead pass, and more.
The PartnerPlus Program enhancements will be effective Q1 2013.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), the global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
DreamWorks Dash n Drop Delivers Holiday Cheer to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android(TM)
PikPok® and DreamWorks Animation bring Rise of the Guardians movie based game to the App Store and Google Play
GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) in conjunction with leading smartphone games publisher PikPok®, today announced the release of DreamWorks Dash n Drop for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android, based on the CG animated film Rise of the Guardians, which arrives in theaters on November 21. The DreamWorks Dash n Drop app is available now for US$0.99 from the App Store at http://www.itunes.com/appstore and Google Play at http://play.google.com
DreamWorks Dash n Drop is a legendary sleigh riding game based on DreamWorks Animation's Rise of the Guardians. When there's trouble at the North Pole and gifts get scattered everywhere, it's time to embark on an epic adventure! Players will gather and deliver gifts to children everywhere as they dash through the evening sky in the Guardians' magical sleigh. Along the way, they'll collect elves, coins, power-ups and upgrades as they travel around the world, all while avoiding Pitch's army of Nightmare enemies.
"We are thrilled to add this fun and addictive pick-up-and-play game based on Rise of the Guardians to our ever expanding app portfolio" said Chris Hewish, Head of Global Interactive for DreamWorks Animation. "The film-inspired gameplay is easy to jump into but has layers of challenge, making it perfect for kids and parents alike."
"Collaborating with DreamWorks on this game has been an absolute joy" said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of PikPok. "Dash n Drop brings to life all the fun and magic that DreamWorks has created in the Rise of Guardians film right onto your mobile device."
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series and live entertainment properties, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for four consecutive years. In 2012, DreamWorks Animation ranks #14 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 24 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. The Company's theatrical releases for the current year are Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted on June 8, 2012 and Rise of the Guardians on November 21, 2012.
PikPok is a Smartphone and tablet developer and publisher of great games. With a portfolio of original, licensed, and third party developed properties, PikPok delivers games that appeal to all consumers with pick-up-and-play gameplay, high-quality art, and immersive audio design which provide rich game experiences. PikPok has released multiple critically and commercially successful games including Flick Kick® Football, Flick Kick® Field Goal, Monsters Ate My Condo(TM), Bird Strike(TM), Slam Dunk King(TM) and more. Steal a moment, and play a game from PikPok. For more information on PikPok, please visit: http://www.pikpok.com
Navman Wireless Plans New Add-on for FMCSA Compliance with Paperless Driver Logs & Driver Vehicle Inspection Applications from ISE
New Option Launching in Early 2013 for OnlineAVL2 Fleet Tracking System
GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Navman Wireless USA today announced an agreement with Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) that will equip fleet managers using the Navman Wireless OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system with easy-to-use paperless driver logs and driver vehicle inspection reporting (DVIR) applications to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) regulations. The new option - achieved via integration with the eFleetSuite compliance package from Innovative Software Engineering (ISE) - will be available in the U.S. in early 2013.
When the joint deployment goes live, eFleetSuite will be displayed on Navman Wireless M-Nav in-cab touchscreen navigation/messaging terminals for instant driver access and roadside inspection, as well as available through any Internet browser for office use. eFleetSuite has been customized to seamlessly integrate with the workflow of the OnlineAVL2 system.
Use of ISE's Electronic Driver Logs with OnlineAVL2 will automate Hours of Service reporting per FMCSA regulations Part 395, section 15 and will:
-- Allow drivers to sign on through their M-Nav unit using their existing
-- Automatically record Hours of Service status information, based on
detection of vehicle motion, as well as capture vehicle location and
-- Automatically calculate remaining driver availability
-- Provide driver log history for roadside inspectors with a tap on the
-- Enable dispatchers to view driver logs, including violations, driver
time, mileage summaries and driver availability, through an ISE link in
Use of ISE's Electronic Driver Vehicle Inspection Reporting with OnlineAVL2 will enable drivers to electronically record the results of pre- and post-trip inspections per FMCSA regulations Part 396, section 11 and 13 and will:
-- Automatically prompt drivers to review the previous inspection when they
log on to the M-Nav
-- Allow drivers to report needed repairs and deficiencies for each power
unit and attached trailer(s) using their M-Nav display
-- Enable customization of parts lists and common defects descriptions to
speed driver documentation
-- Display reports for roadside inspectors with a tap on the M-Nav screen
-- Allow maintenance technicians to review reports, enter notes, and
certify that repairs have been made through an ISE link in OnlineAVL2
Fleets will benefit from reduced paperwork; increased back-office visibility to driver hours for better resource utilization and load planning; and immediate notification of vehicle defects enabling more efficient scheduling, faster repairs and less downtime.
From a compliance perspective, fleets will ensure proper documentation for roadside inspections; fewer roadside-related driver violations resulting in lower compliance, safety and accountability (CSA) scores; and automated workflow ensuring that driver vehicle inspection reports are not skipped.
"Penalties for non-compliance with FMCSA regulations are high. Driver and fleet fines are costly, fleets can be shut down for continued poor performance, and insurance rates can increase with poor CSA scores," said Renaat Ver Eecke, Vice President and General Manager, Navman Wireless North America. "Partnering with ISE will help our customers avoid these problems, increase driver productivity through automated documentation, and provide real-time visibility for back-office personnel into driver and vehicle status for increased operational efficiency."
"eFleetSuite was specifically designed to provide telematics providers with off-the-shelf electronic driver log and DVIR applications that can be quickly implemented as well as customized to each partner's needs," said ISE President Hass Machlab. "By selecting eFleetSuite as its FMSCA compliance platform, Navman Wireless is equipping its customers with the tools to improve safety, lower their CSA scores, and streamline the process of conforming to FMSCA requirements."
The partnership is the latest in a series of Navman Wireless initiatives to integrate best-in-class third-party applications with the OnlineAVL2 platform, providing key add-on functionality requested by customers in a timely manner. Other integrated services to date include speed monitoring, multi-stop route optimization and trucking management through partnerships with SpeedGauge, Dashfly and McLeod Software, respectively.
For more information about the ISE integration, email ProductSpecialist@navmanwireless.com or call 877-891-5009 in the U.S.
About Navman Wireless
Navman Wireless is a global leader in GPS-based fleet optimization products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that enable companies to track, monitor and communicate with their movable and fixed equipment assets. The company's technology currently monitors more than 160,000 vehicles owned by over 14,000 organizations worldwide, making Navman Wireless one of the world's largest fleet management providers with coverage on five continents. Navman Wireless is based in Glenview, IL, with facilities in the U.S., Mexico, UK, Italy, Taiwan,Ireland, China, New Zealand and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.navmanwireless.com.
ISE is a leading full-service software development and systems integration firm providing business strategy, program management, systems engineering, software development and quality assurance services. ISE specializes in developing telematics solutions, enterprise mobility applications and custom software tailored to customers' unique needs. Customers come from a wide range of industries including communications, education, telematics, transportation and health care. More information can be found on the company's web site at http://www.iseinc.biz
SOURCE Navman Wireless
CONTACT: Lisa Kornblatt, Navman Wireless, SSPR, +1-847-415-9330, email@example.com, Mark Schumacher, Innovative Software Engineering, +1-773-857-3346, MarkSchumacher@iseinc.biz
Skype(TM) Launches New Online Platform for Small Businesses
Skype in the workspace designed to help businesses connect and grow.
LONDON and PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Skype today launched to the public Skype in the workspace (SITW), a new online platform for small businesses to instantly connect with potential customers, partners and suppliers across the globe.
The free-to-use tool makes use of the huge network already offered by Skype, allowing millions of small businesses to promote their products and services to new networks and connections. Users can improve existing connections and establish new ones by instantly sending messages and talking to or meeting face-to-face with peers and business prospects over Skype.
The SITW community is already active because today's launch comes at the end of a six-month beta trial, which enabled 500 businesses, offering more than 140 different services, to sign up, try out and test the platform.
"With more than 280 million connected users each month, Skype offers a huge range of contacts for the small-business community," said Ural Cebeci, head of SMB Marketing at Skype. "We aim to connect millions of small businesses with Skype in the workspace and believe that, by taking advantage of this shared network, businesses can develop the range of tools they need to grow, regardless of location or industry. From the designer in San Francisco looking to source textile suppliers in Thailand to the London consultant connecting with clients in Milan, the possibilities are endless."
SITW will provide a central hub for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to connect with experts,coaches and consultants who can help them develop their businesses. Users join the community using their existing Skype accounts, then through a series of promotional tools can create public "offers" or "opportunities" inviting community members to live sessions on Skype to demonstrate services or products to a wider audience. Users can also book appointments with potential customers or suppliers and keep track of them with a meeting notification service. When an opportunity is over, users can instantly give testimonials on the product or service offered.
"Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy," Cebeci said. "For these businesses to survive and grow in what is still a tough economic climate, we understand that good communication and connections are key to their success.
"This is why today we are opening the Skype in the workspace platform to the public," Cebeci said. "We feel we're helping connect businesses face-to-face with their customers and prospects, no matter where they are located. It opens up a world of opportunity for them."
Alison Coward, an avid user of Skype and owner of the London creative collaboration agency Bracket, said, "Skype in the workspace is a real breakthrough. It's the perfect platform for me to promote my business and connect with the people who can help it to grow. My business is about getting in front of people and helping them to solve their problems. With Skype in the workspace, I am visible to quality leads without even leaving the office. With no travel time to contend with, it's also now far more feasible for me to grow my business outside the U.K. into Europe and the U.S."
Jorge Parra, an avid user of Skype and owner of Florida-based Jorge Parra photography, said, "There's a big difference between a professional network and a social network, and Skype in the workspace seems to understand this distinction. It is the perfect companion to my existing online presence and generates connections that will actually bring me business."
Cindy Bidar, owner of All Quality Websites, a U.S. startup providing expert advice on how to design, build and maintain an online presence, added, "Skype in the workspace has offered something other online platforms couldn't -- a community of business-focused individuals who can explore my services and interact with me in real time."
SITW is available to all Skype users starting today. Those wanting to sign up for the community can register their details here.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Creates New Site and Mobile App for Charity's 2012 Tournament
LANCASTER, Pa., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital solutions agency Williams Forrest today announces a partnership with TopSpin Charity, a community of sports, entertainment and media professionals dedicated to supporting nonprofits working to solve the most pressing child education issues. Williams Forrest will serve as TopSpin's 2012 Digital Solutions Strategy and Delivery Partner.
To date, Williams Forrest has created a new website for TopSpin, a new Facebook page with applications and a refined Twitter feed.
For TopSpin's upcoming New York City Ping Pong tournament and fundraiser on November 14, Williams Forrest created a mobile application for corporate teams to register prior to the event as part of the "Corporate Team Challenge." Williams Forrest will run a live leader board the night of the event, allowing challenge players to see scores and keep track of their favorite teams.
Additionally, Williams Forrest will stream photos live from the event's photo booth into a slideshow application that will display in an engaging format on TV screens throughout the event.
"The opportunity to contribute to TopSpin is natural fit for Williams Forrest," said Carolyn Stonerook, Williams Forrest Project Manager. "The charity resonates with our company culture and we're happy to give our time to a great cause and be part of the TopSpin family. Since a Ping Pong table doubles as our conference table, this event is an opportunity to showcase both our Ping Pong and technology skills."
"TopSpin's new site has helped monumentally in driving donations and overall awareness," said Peter Farnsworth, Founder/CEO, Foxrock Partners and Founder, TopSpin Charity. "We're grateful to have Williams Forrest on board as our Digital Solutions partner. They understand our needs and goals and are the type of partner we look for."
Started in New York City in 2009, the annual TopSpin event has become a who's who of sports, marketing and education professionals and has raised $750,000 since inception and spurred events in Chicago and San Francisco.
About Williams Forrest
Williams Forrest is a premium creative technology agency based in Lancaster, PA. We design and develop digital strategies and solutions for web, mobile and social channels for many of today's top agencies and best loved brands, including BMW, HP and Puma. Williams Forrest specializes in delivering solutions that support the sustainable growth of brands in the digital space. We value innovation, creativity, and the people invested in the outcome.
About Topspin Charity
TopSpin Charity is a community of sports, entertainment, and media professionals that believes every child deserves access to a well-rounded, quality education. TopSpin Charity raises awareness and provides funds for exceptional nonprofits to better and bring together the communities in which we work and live. In just the past (3) years, TopSpin Charity has raised close to a million dollars to provide tangible, meaningful assistance for public K-12 city school programs in New York City and across the country.
The signature, enterprise-level event at the center of this on-going effort every year is an NYC corporate brand, sports, and entertainment celebrity gathering and table tennis tournament, backed by an effective multi-channel promotional campaign, to drive support and interest in our cause, non-profit partners and corporate sponsors.
CONTACT: Louise Barr, Williams Forrest, +1-717-435-8076, +1-717-606-6637, firstname.lastname@example.org or; New Business Contact, David McNaughton, Williams Forrest, +1-717-735-0217, email@example.com
KosherLab.com Connects New Kosher Brands to a Thriving Online Community Just in Time for Kosherfest 2012
Ajax Union launches new kosher website that connects new and established kosher brands to a vast online community of kosher buyers, bloggers, and businesses.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keep it kosher with Kosher Lab, a brand new website from Ajax Union that offers kosher products just hitting the market or established products valuable exposure to a vast online community of established bloggers and foodies. The website, now available at http://www.KosherLab.com, features the newest developments in all things kosher including meat, wine, hummus, music, and entertainment.
"Our goal for Ajax Union has always been to give companies the opportunity to succeed, especially with online marketing and getting their name out there to bring in business. With Kosher Lab, we would like to extend that philosophy to companies that exclusively deal with kosher products. We want to give kosher-focusing companies, no matter how big or small, an online presence and an outlet to reach the right consumers," said Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and the Kosher Lab website.
This multifaceted kosher experience is designed to promote making connections through kosher-dedicated products and companies. Spotlighting the latest kosher brands and displaying them in one convenient location, this networking initiative links startup brands to kosher experts and buyers all across the web. This kind of exposure can greatly benefit the latest products by putting them in contact directly with top online kosher entities including buyers and distributors.
Kosher business owners looking to gain exposure on Ajax Union's new site can visit http://www.KosherLab.com/Advertise for more information. Filling out one simple form can get businesses started on immediately connecting to their target kosher audience.
The launch of Kosher Lab coincides with two major kosher marketing events happening in November. The first, the Kosher Food Blogger Conference, brings together the top vendors, bloggers, and readers in the kosher industry today. The event will headline a talk given by Ajax Union CEO Joe Apfelbaum. His SEO tips and tricks, followed by a Q & A session, will inform businesses on how to make a positive impact through online marketing. He will also be spotlighting the brands on KosherLab.com to hundreds of bloggers in the audience, giving them additional publicity outside of the site. Business owners can sign up now online for this affordable service before the November 12 blogger conference to have their brands featured here as well. It will be held at the Millesime in The Carlton Hotel in New York City.
The second major event coinciding with the launch of KosherLab.com is the premier exhibition Kosherfest 2012, which takes place on November 13 and 14 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Custom landing pages on KosherLab.com can also boost visibility for exhibitors at Kosherfest 2012. Leading kosher distributors such as Osem USA Inc., The Kedem Group, Blue and White Foods, and Manischewitz Company will all be in attendance. Without the proper publicity, however, smaller businesses won't reap the benefits of exhibiting alongside these companies. Using a variety of SEO and online marketing tools, a landing page on KosherLab.com increases the chances that interested bloggers and kosher distributors will visit your company's booth on the days of the festival. Over 325 exhibitors will be in attendance at this sold out trade show including Ajax Union, which will be manning Booth #747 both days.
"Launching KosherLab.com in time for this year's Kosherfest just happened to be an ideal opportunity for us to get the site going with some of our clients that will be exhibiting and gaining additional coverage from KosherLab.com during the two-day event. This is such a great opportunity for them to promote their company and brand, and it is such a great opportunity to reach out online," said Certified Google Trainer Joe Apfelbaum.
Not attending Kosherfest this year? Not a problem. Even brands just starting out with kosher marketing can find success by signing up for a custom landing page through KosherLab.com. Ideal for businesses without a website or any social media presence, this regularly updated page can help create exposure to bloggers, buyers, and distributors across a multitude of sites. Brands will find success after being connected to blogs like http://www.BusyInBrooklyn.com, which boasts tens of thousands of visitors monthly.
Phone.com Offers Free Accounts To Businesses In New Jersey Affected By Superstorm 'Sandy'
Hosted telephony provider can help hard-hit SMBs, SOHOs return to operation
LIVINGSTON, N.J., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Phone.com, Inc., a provider of VoIP and cloud-based telephone service specializing in small-sized businesses and home offices (SOHO), today announced it is offering free accounts for service for up to one year to as many as 100 businesses in New Jersey that have been affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Even if their own brick-and-mortar locations are in disrepair, businesses whose office communications hardware or systems have been knocked out by storm-related coastal surge, rain, wind or other damage from Sandy can take advantage of accounts with Phone.com to re-establish their presence with their customers.
"SMBs and SOHOs can stay viable and remain in business if they maintain a telephone presence despite having their buildings wiped out, unusable during repair or left without electrical power for weeks at a time, and that's where Phone.com can help," said Ari Rabban, co-founder and CEO. "As a New Jersey business, we're making our offer to as many as 100 fellow business people in the Garden State."
Each free, one-year Phone.com account would include free calling minutes for 12 months and in switching their numbers to Phone.com's hosted service, affected businesses retain their existing telephone numbers so that to callers they appear in business as usual.
"We would require a business name, address and owner contact information, and we would need a credit card for incidental expenses," said Rabban, who recently joined the board of directors of the New Jersey Technology Council.
With Phone.com, as long as a business has a "cloud-based" telephone number, calls can always be received even if power to a building fails. It doesn't matter what device a business person has, or where he or she is located, because Phone.com's advanced calling rules allow any phone number to ring a VoIP land line, mobile phone, copper-wire line or tablet-based "soft" phone simultaneously. So an SMB's entire workforce can work remotely and be reachable, appearing to customers as if the company is open for business as usual.
-- The options are user controlled via browser, including by smartphone, so
call-routing arrangements can be dynamic, based on need.
-- Calls can easily be forwarded to other areas, away from storm-affected
areas. So if a building is shut down, other people in a different
location can answer calls.
-- If cable broadband and copper landlines are down, business people can
use Phone.com with a "soft" phone on their PCs, tablets or smartphones
with Wi-Fi and remain in operation.
Phone.com® is a cloud-based phone company offering a variety of innovative and economical business and home phone services for entrepreneurs, home offices, small businesses and individuals. Powered by advanced VoIP technologies, the company offers Phone.com Virtual Office for small businesses, Phone.com Virtual Number for individuals on the go, Phone.com Home Phone Plus for consumers and Phone.com Mobile Office and Mobile VoIP.
N-Play Announces First Real Estate Marketing Platform for Facebook
Agent-centric marketing solution targets listing ads to buyers on Facebook for as little as $2 dollars per day
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- N-Play, a company that offers agent-centric real estate applications, announced today the first turnkey solution for agents to market themselves and their listings on Facebook. The company has developed a real estate ad platform that interfaces with Facebook's ad platform providing agents a simple, low cost and highly effective social media marketing solution.
Listing display advertisements are automatically generated for the agent as they add listings to their agent profiles on Facebook. Through its interface to the Facebook ad platform, the service automatically targets the ads based on location, Facebook user data and proprietary algorithms. The agent can select up to six listing ads per campaign and instantly launch ads on Facebook. Buyers clicking on any listing ad are linked back to the respective detail page and to the agent's Directory profile on Facebook. Daily campaign budgets can be created for as little as $2.00 per day delivering thousands of targeted impressions.
"Each day people spend more time on Facebook than anywhere else on the internet," said Raina Van Cleave, Director of Marketing for N-Play. "Targeting buyers on Facebook is a goldmine for agents. By combining advertising services with the viral ecosystem we've created for Directory members, our platform is second to none for agents to market themselves and connect with customers," she said.
Agents must first become members of the Real Estate Agent Directory on Facebook to advertise their real estate services on Facebook. The Directory is a search service for consumers and real estate professionals. Consumers can find agents who are on Facebook by location and expertise in over 7,500 U.S. cities.
Since its launch last year, 125,000 agents have joined the Directory by adding their profiles and listings, and linking the Directory to their Facebook business pages. In select markets, agents can add Home Search, an IDX-compliant search service. Agents' listings are automatically imported and consumers can search for a home directly on an agents' Facebook page.
Representatives from N-Play are attending the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Orlando. Conference attendees interested in the learning more about N-Play's services on Facebook should contact:
Raina Van Cleave
Director of Marketing
Call or Text: 352-514-6574
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- The WiBE (Wireless Broadband Extender) uses multi-beam antenna technology
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- WiBE HS21 and WiBE Pro Specifications can be found online at wiberouter.com
- Westbase Technology is a leading European distributor of specialist
communication products for use in machine to machine (M2M) networks, device
networking, wireless broadband and digital signage.
- For 25 years businesses across Europe have trusted the highly experienced team
at Westbase to deliver their connectivity enabling solutions, with customers from all
sectors of industry including: energy; healthcare; security; transport; banking;
retail and government. For more information about Westbase visit: westbaseuk.com
[http://www.westbaseuk.com ], Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/westbasetechnology ],
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- Deltenna designs and manufactures innovative wireless infrastructure and
access points, its key technology and expertise is in the design of radio and antenna
- Deltenna's products are currently in use across the globe by a range of
customers in the fields of public safety and emergency response and are also
extensively used for testing and trials of new technologies, including LTE.
Enquiries to: Kevin Dooley, Westbase Technology Marketing Manager
Phone +44(0)1291-437-527 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org