Rogers enables delivery of mobile health solutions to Canadians in 2012
Rogers to enable wireless infant pyjamas to Canada later this year as part of M2M mobile health
TORONTO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - From checking blood glucose levels, to
monitoring the movements of a newborn baby, Canadians are increasingly
able to monitor their health across a growing variety of devices and
services. What most will not know is that in the background, a wireless
connection is powering the delivery of crucial information needed to
improve the management and monitoring of one's vitals and overall
Today, at CTIA Wireless 2012, Mansell Nelson, Vice-President of Machine
to Machine, Rogers Communications will provide Canadian carrier
insights to the discussion on mobile health, including how carriers
select strategic players, an overview of innovative M2M health
solutions and predictions of where the industry is going.
"Through powering reliable connection for end-to-end patient care with
integrated tools and support like remote glucose monitors and location
monitoring, we're enabling health care solution providers to deliver
peace of mind to patients and healthcare professionals," said Mansell
Nelson, Vice-President, Machine to Machine, Rogers Communications.
"We're contributing to provide the foundation for better health care by
enabling a seamless connection from patients to practitioners or
consumers to their vital health information."
Also today, Rogers announced an agreement with Exmovere Holdings Inc.
where Rogers will provide in exclusivity wireless services to enable
Exmovere's patented biosensor infant pyjamas, Exmobaby. The new product
monitors a newborn baby's ECG, skin temperature and movement and can
transmit alerts to a personal computer, tablet, or mobile device. The
new product is expected to be available in Canadian retail outlets
later this year.
"Working with Rogers will allow us to provide a meaningful connected
experience for parents and childcare workers in Canada," said David
Bychkov, CEO, Exmovere Holdings Inc. "Rogers wireless networks provide
a reliable distribution platform for our flagship technology and we're
excited to bring the Exmobaby to Canada later this year."
Through the Rogers Data Alliance and strategic relationships, Rogers
works with a range of service providers to deliver seamless and
reliable connected experiences to physicians and patients. PositiveID
Corporation (OTCBB: PSID) is one of many service providers currently
working with Rogers to enable self-monitoring and improve quality of
life for people with diabetes across Canada through the iglucose®
solution. iglucose, a CTIA E-Tech Awards finalist, uses mobile
technology to revolutionize the way individuals with diabetes manage
their condition through seamlessly communicating data from glucometers
to the cloud, enabling glucose readings to be shared in real-time with
family members and caregivers. This data is essential for healthcare
professionals to identify the effectiveness of treatment therapies.
"The ability to easily share blood glucose readings anytime and anywhere
is a breakthrough in diabetes management," said Mary Ellen Harrison,
Vice-President, PositiveID. "Through working with Rogers in Canada, we
have the opportunity to better the lives of millions people with
diabetes throughout Canada by providing reliable information to
patients, caregivers and families."
As part of its growing M2M business, Rogers currently contributes to
improve end-to-end patient care with integrated tools, support and
wireless connectivity that extend across the healthcare continuum.
Through established relationships and agreements with best of breed
healthcare solution providers, Rogers powers mobile health experiences
in clinics and pharmacies, homecare and healthcare settings outside of
the hospital. Through the Rogers Data Alliance, customers have further
access to leading edge mobile health tools and applications from
hundreds of partners across Canada.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications
services through Wireless, Canada's largest wireless provider. Through
Cable, we are one of Canada's leading providers of cable television
services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services.
Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting,
televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports
entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange
(TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).
For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please
Briggs & Stratton Launches Industry-First Solution to Solve 'Missing Operator Manual' Problem
Introduction of serialized quick response code labels enables homeowners to find important engine information quickly and easily.
MILWAUKEE, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, when spring arrives, homeowners across America resume old, familiar rituals such as cleaning out the garage, picking up yard debris, and going to the local garden center to pick up a bag of "weed & feed" for the lawn. Tuning up the lawnmower is another early spring ritual to complete. But, for too many of us, the mower tune-up often starts with a frantic search for the operator's manual that was misplaced after the last tune-up was done. Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) would like to put an end to 'missing operator manual frustrations' with the introduction of its industry-first serialized quick response (QR*) code labels.
Earlier this year, Briggs & Stratton initiated a phased rollout of QR labeling on engines manufactured for use in North America. The serialized QR labels will enable homeowners with a smartphone to access engine-specific information quickly and easily. The Briggs & Stratton® 550e and 550ex Series(TM) engines are the first models in Briggs & Stratton's consumer engine line up to be marked with the new labels. This June, Briggs & Stratton will begin phasing in QR labeling on other popular models in its North American line up.
The new serialized QR label is designed to be easy-to-read and will be placed in an easy-to-find location on each engine. "Once you scan the QR code with your smart phone, you will be directed immediately to information that is specific for the engine that's on your mower. Searching for your model will not be necessary," said J.P. Benjamins, product marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton. The QR label, which can be scanned by popular smartphone applications like ScanLife, will deliver the consumer to a customized mobile website with engine specific information including:
-- Operator's Manual - Maintenance and operations instructions for your
-- Illustrated Parts List - An easy-to-use reference for locating part
-- Dealer Locator - A GPS-enabled tool that directs you to the Briggs &
Stratton dealer near you
-- Customer Service - Dial directly to a customer service representative in
To implement the new QR codes, Briggs & Stratton formed a cross-functional team that included representatives from the marketing, sales, operations and information technology (IT) departments. Rather than using QR technology to deliver static, point-of-sale content, the team focused its efforts on creating a best-in-class, post-sale experience for consumers. Making it easier for consumers to access the most frequently sought engine-related information, including operations and maintenance instructions, was a key goal of the project. "Our focus is to help consumers after they bring home their new equipment. If you have a Briggs & Stratton engine on your mower, riding tractor, pressure washer, or generator, we want you to have a great ownership experience," explained Benjamins.
The QR project has also provided Briggs & Stratton a new opportunity to work more closely with its equipment manufacturing customers and retail partners to increase customer satisfaction and minimize issues related to product returns. "This is truly an innovative approach to combining smartphone and QR technology. By using the serial number, we have the potential to deliver targeted information based on the brand or retailer of equipment that the Briggs & Stratton engine is powering," said Mike Boeselager, manager of the QR code project for Briggs & Stratton.
Briggs & Stratton previously introduced QR codes on its line of packaged maintenance parts in 2009, and added Power Codes (serialized QR codes) to its Vanguard(TM) family of engines earlier this year. To try out the new QR code, scan the image provided or go to http://m.briggsandstratton.com/qr/1203155433744/ using your mobile web browser.
* QR Code is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Inc.
Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of home standby generators, along with lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris® and Murray® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.
Starhawk(TM) Flys Onto Store Shelves Today, Exclusively For The PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) System
Fresh New Shooter Blends Nonstop Action Together With Instant Customization On The Battlefield, Bringing A One-Of-A-Kind Experience To The Genre
FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) announced today the North American launch of the innovative third-person shooter Starhawk(TM), exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Developed by LightBox Interactive, in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) Santa Monica Studio, Starhawk provides fast paced, frenetic shooter action set in the lawless frontier of space. Through the game's unique Build & Battle system, players can instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures from an orbiting drop ship in real-time, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multiplayer firefights.
"Starhawk is not your traditional shooter; it alters the gameplay recipe in such a way that creates a brand new experience for players and one that is only possible on PlayStation 3," said Guy Longworth, Senior Vice President, PlayStation Brand Marketing, SCEA. "Combining a run-and-gun style with our innovative Build & Battle system, along with a compelling story mode and robust online multiplayer campaign, Starhawk will truly move the genre forward and is sure to excite shooter fans and newcomers alike."
Starhawk's feature set begins with a host of weaponry and a multitude of vehicles for high-speed, extreme combat combined with intense vehicular warfare on both land and air. The game's innovative Build & Battle system lets players alter the moment to moment action by giving them the ability to change the dynamic of the battlefield instantly with a selection of base structures at their disposal, all while in the midst of the fight. By the touch of a button players can violently deploy a number of buildings, vehicles, or artillery to strategically complete mission objectives and defeat enemies. The instantaneous customization that Build & Battle provides, as well as the breadth of gameplay that spans multiple modes, is only made possible through the sophisticated architecture of PlayStation 3.
Starhawk boasts a strong online multiplayer mode via PlayStation®Network where users can battle head-to-head in epic 32-player matches, up to four-player online and offline co-operative play, and split-screen gameplay within multi-player and co-op modes, always against an endless attack of enemies. The development team has made every effort to give players the realistic feel of actually being on the battlegrounds with vibrant characters and environments, coupled with dynamic lighting effects.
Starhawk also includes a compelling single-player campaign with various missions set in a number of diverse interstellar environments. The Starhawk universe is set in the distant future, out in the far reaches of space where factions battle over a rare and dangerous resource known as Rift Energy. In this galaxy, colonies of humans, called Rifters, explore a scattering of planets, known as the Frontier, in attempt to mine this energy to make an honest living, but find their way of life threatened by the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans who have mutated into psychotic monsters due to exposure to this very same Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, a hired gunslinger ostracized from society because of his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Starhawk allows you to take on the powerful role of Graves who is drawn back to his home settlement of White Sands on the Planet Dust to face a mysterious outlaw and a war band of Outcast warriors only to discover that this job may mean more to him than he could have ever imagined. He will soon find out that his family is involved in the clash between the Outcast and the Rifters and therefore must decide between those close to him and those he swore to protect.
Additionally, Starhawk employs a host of online community features that allows players to be always connected, all the time, including tournaments, leader boards, and clan support with additional friends list and quick match options. Players can keep up to date with the community events calendar, ticker tape updates, and a Starhawk Android application that lets users keep track of friends, clan mates, and stats when not online.
Starhawk is a single or multi-player third-person shooter experience that has an ESRB rating of "T" for Teen. For more information about the ESRB, visit http://www.esrb.org. For more information about Starhawk, visit http://StarhawkTheGame.com/.
About Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® systems, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP, PSPgo and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations.
Turn Integrates eXelate to Provide Marketers With Best-In-Class Online Data
By combining Turn's proprietary audience platform with eXelate's data - the largest verified online data source - marketers benefit from smarter campaigns at scale
NEW YORK, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turn and eXelate, the leading data and analytics engine powering optimal digital marketing decisions, today announced that eXelate's data is now integrated with the Turn Audience Platform to provide marketers with the ability to design and target large volumes of online audiences. The alliance will help marketers target online campaigns at scale, make better-informed marketing decisions, and centralize data and media for high performance marketing.
"Providing our clients with a clear, competitive advantage is critical to our success," said Noah Everist, associate director, Media Investments, Compass Point. "It is imperative that we partner with technology companies that enable us to effectively compete and continually win and renew business. The eXelate and Turn integration marries the management of data with a media execution - eliminating inefficiencies. As a result, we are able to quickly and seamlessly leverage media planning technology from Turn with eXelate's intent data to create custom campaigns for each of our clients."
By making over 30 billion advertising decisions daily, the Turn platform provides the real-time insights marketers need to make smarter decisions, essentially improving campaign ROI and performance. Furthermore, the Turn platform uses intelligent learning algorithms to process, in real-time, the large amounts of data that flows through eXelate's system, enabling improved planning, more precise campaign management, and more effective results.
"eXelate's vast data sets - analyzed and verified - achieve an unprecedented level of reach on our platform, which provides marketers with the scale needed to achieve even the most aggressive campaign goals efficiently and precisely," said Maureen Little, vice president of business development, Turn. "It's critical our technology enables clients to engage with their target audiences, and by incorporating eXelate's data into our best-of-breed ecosystem will enable marketers to build custom and meaningful audience segments that perform well in their advertising campaigns."
eXelate premium data spans 350 million users globally and provides consumer insights across the purchase funnel. With more than 1000 targetable segments in online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities, eXelate allows marketers to act upon online data in real-time. When infused with eXelate's verified data, the Turn platform yields the highest audience overlap - more than with any other data provider - meaning that Turn marketers benefit from the most unique data with the greatest reach for their audience targeted campaigns.
"If the highest quality data is the fuel for the online advertising ecosystem, it takes a high performing engine to deliver the campaign results that marketers demand today," said Damian Garbaccio, chief revenue officer, eXelate. "The Turn platform is an industry-leading marketing solution, and when combined with eXelate premium data, empowers marketers with unprecedented reach and control over their targeted marketing endeavors. Our partnership with Turn is another step toward helping marketers make optimal marketing decisions through online data."
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Through the collection of directly measured online data and distribution partnerships with information leaders such as Nielsen, Nielsen Catalina, MasterCard Advisors, Bizo,and more, eXelate makes online, offline, and custom modeled data sets actionable across 350M online consumers worldwide. eXelate's proprietary maX data(TM) - customized audiences built for advertisers based on first and third party data - delivers 3-5x campaign performance as compared to standard data sets. As members of the NAI, IAB, Council for Accountable Advertising, OPA and Evidon's Open Data Partnership, eXelate is a leader in privacy compliant advertising practices. For more information, please visit http://www.exelate.com.
Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and marketers make decisions. Our cloud applications and Internet-scale architecture work together to provide a complete picture of customers, execute cross-channel campaigns, and connect with a worldwide ecosystem of more than 100 partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and provides its platform, products and services in North America, South America, and Europe. Company revenue has more than doubled every year of Turn's existence. For more information, visit turn.com or follow @turnplatform.
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Ricoh unveils a portable, self-contained videoconferencing system for business
The P3000 Unified Communication System, to debut at InfoComm, goes anywhere, creates cost-effective, highly productive videoconferences in the cloud
See Ricoh in Booth #C5735 at InfoComm 2012
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced a breakthrough in videoconferencing, the Ricoh P3000 Unified Communication System: a portable, sleek, self-contained videoconferencing system as easy to use as a mobile phone. Connecting up to 20 participants at once with the push of a button, the device provides the security and audiovisual quality of much more expensive, fixed-room videoconferencing systems at a fraction of the cost and complexity.
The P3000 Unified Communication System allows users to create a video conference room wherever they are, and puts secure, encrypted, high-end conferencing in the hands of small and medium-sized businesses. It offers far more flexibility than large, permanently installed videoconferencing systems that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and can be complicated to operate. The P3000 only takes about 30 seconds to start a video conference. Just select participants from the address book, push connect and begin conferencing. It offers secure video, voice and data communication capabilities that consumer conferencing tools simply do not.
The P3000 Unified Communication System is a thin (1.6 inches, or 40 mm) tablet-sized package containing a camera, microphone, speaker, network connectivity and a push-button console. It lets users quickly and easily initiate a real-time video and audio conferencing session in the cloud, from wherever they are, whether a traditional office, meeting room or home office. The high resolution 94-degree wide angle lens allows multiple people to be viewed in a room. All they need is a P3000, a display (e.g. PC monitor or projector) and an Internet connection, wired or wireless. A variety of screen layouts are available and up to nine participants can appear on the screen at one time.
Lightweight (3.5 pounds/1.6 kg) and simple to operate, the P3000 lets conference participants share documents, spreadsheets, presentations and desktops as they confer. A sales organization, for example, can hold quarterly meetings online yet collaborate as closely on sales reports as they would in person. By combining the P3000 with Ricoh's PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N Ultra Short Throw projector, users can quickly create an impressive video conference room where and when they need it. Because it's a portable, self-contained unit, any meeting room, business office, or even a home office can become a video conference room. Secure portable group videoconferencing also offers tremendous value for a wide range of applications such as education, construction, healthcare, government and many other industries.
"The P3000 is an integral piece of Ricoh's Unified Communications Strategy, which is a pillar of Ricoh's commitment to help companies get the right information to the right people at the right time," said Shun Sato, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The unit interoperates seamlessly with another key piece of the Unified Communications strategy, the PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N Ultra Short Throw projector, to create life-sized images of conference participants on a wall, screen or whiteboard. Together, these solutions help create the business environment of the future, high-powered yet fully mobile, to reduce costs and streamline processes."
The P3000 ensures a high-quality videoconferencing experience via the H.264/SVC video compression standard, which adjusts resolution, frame rate and compression to accommodate available bandwidth.
The P3000 has a street price of $1,650 (USD), plus a subscription to a cloud service. Anticipated US release is fall 2012.
Ricoh will demo the P3000 at InfoComm 2012 in Las Vegas, June 13-15, in booth C5735.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) From AT&T Can Help Improve Checkout Speed and Customer Experience
Mobile Applications for Retailers, Restaurants and Hotels Allow Businesses to Process Payments and Service Customers Almost Anywhere, and Can Virtually Eliminate Checkout Lines
DALLAS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- No one likes waiting in line. When shoppers find the right tee shirt, greeting card or video game, they want to pay for it right then and there - and that's what VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T* allows them to do.
Available today on iOS(1), VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T helps strip away the hassles of in-store shopping and can improve the overall customer experience. Sales associates armed with mobile devices can scan items, apply coupons and discounts, and complete credit card transactions from any location in the store. In addition, the tablet-based solutions provide the ability to sell items from inventory not available in the store - helping to prevent lost sales. With this solution, associates can remain engaged with their customers, quickly and efficiently.
Businesses can easily configure this mobile point of sale application to meet their specific needs. An electronics retailer, for instance, might want to load product images and information about extended warranties onto its employees' smartphones or tablets. When a salesperson scans the barcode on an MP3 player, he or she can then make focused recommendations for protection plans and accessories like headphones, cases and car chargers.
"Customers don't want to wait in line or stand around as a sales person runs off to find information on a product -- they want great service in a timely manner," said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business and Home Solutions. "The addition of VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T to our mobility portfolio helps businesses complete transactions efficiently and attentively, ultimately helping to drive new revenue generation and increase competitive advantage."
VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T can also change the game in service industries, offering restaurants tableside ordering and payment capabilities, and for hotels, allowing hospitality staff to add purchases to guest room bills. By increasing customer engagement and payment convenience, businesses can have a direct - and positive - impact on revenue.
"AT&T is bringing mobile checkout and other time-saving features to enhance consumer interaction wherever payment and service is most convenient with VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T apps that help increase loyalty and revenue potential while also streamlining operations," said Jennifer Miles, VeriFone executive vice president, North America.
Potential benefits of VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T include:
-- Faster, more effective customer service that brings sales associates out
onto the floor instead of trapping them behind cash registers, creating
the opportunity to increase return visits and improve loyalty.
-- Reduction of checkout lines, which helps prevent revenue loss caused by
customers' walking away from their purchases.
-- Easy access to information anywhere in the store, which can drive new
-- On-the-spot enrollment in loyalty or reward programs.
-- Integration with existing point of sale systems (POS) to make the
transition to mobile POS simple and intuitive for employees.
VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T provides options not offered by typical mobile POS products:
-- The retailing application, designed for use on tablets, enables sales
personnel to interact with customers through a rich array of information
- videos, catalogs and other digital content - almost immediately. The
salesperson can service a customer from anywhere in the store, with
access to customer history and product information, specifications and
videos. Instead of undertaking the expensive endeavor of building
physical kiosks, tablets are transformed into portable, virtual kiosks.
-- The inventory app helps sales associates remain more engaged with their
customers prior to checkout. In a shoe store, for instance, employees
can perform tasks, such as searching the back room inventory for
different sizes or colors, without abandoning the customer.
-- If a company's current POS system is out-of-date, it can move all of its
payment processes into the cloud through AT&T. This practically
eliminates the need to maintain information servers for payment
processes in the back office, making the business more mobile than ever.
AT&T will demo VeriFone GlobalBay Solutions(TM) from AT&T at International CTIA WIRELESS 2012, Booth #1357.
*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.
About VeriFone Systems, Inc. (http://www.verifone.com)
VeriFone Systems, Inc. ("VeriFone") (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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BlueKai Launches New Partner Program to Help Marketers Navigate the Growing Ecosystem of Data Solutions
Program to Provide One Stop Shop for Marketers Seeking and Evaluating Data-Powered Media Solutions and Apps
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueKai, the world's most connected customer data cloud for data management, analysis and activation, today announced the launch of a new partner program. The BlueKai Partner Program is designed to give marketers an easy way to evaluate all of BlueKai's over 110 (and growing) partners, offering a range of solutions for media execution, analytics, attribution, site and creative optimization and more.
The BlueKai Partner Program (http://www.bluekai.com/partner), further positions BlueKai as the category leader in the burgeoning data management space as widespread adoption of data-driven marketing strategies continues to grow. The partnerships reflected in the program represent three major trends that are currently taking place:
-- Marketers and agencies continue to have a myriad of options when it
comes to data-powered media. As a result, real-time data access through
seamless integration with other media buying processes are key to
deciding which partners to choose
-- Data Management Platforms (DMPs) are no longer just tools for marketers.
Rather, the marketplace is witnessing quick adoption within the
publishing community as well as data aggregators who are looking to
better manage and monetize their data assets.
-- Data utilization is getting more mature and is extending beyond just ad
targeting. A whole new realm of app partners are now plugging in data
as a service to help inform and power their own solutions, from audience
analytics, modeling, attribution, site optimization and dynamic creative
optimization, to name just a few.
"BlueKai's mission is to create seamless data connectivity, not just from an infrastructure standpoint but also from a partnership perspective," said Omar Tawakol, CEO of BlueKai. "Our vast network of partners is an indication of the growth of data-driven choices that are now available to marketers and publishers to better realize the potential of data. This new partner program was created to make this ecosystem more accessible to marketers who are evaluating these innovative services and to create partnership dialogue among various solution providers."
As part of the program, BlueKai Partners will be segmented into the following areas where they will be assigned various badges that denote the level of integration, partnership or affiliation with BlueKai and its data program:
-- Media Partners - Partners (ad networks, exchanges, trading desks,
publishers, etc.) who tap into BlueKai's vast data assets to target ads
more effectively and efficiently across online or video inventory.
Integration levels will be assigned based on data transfer methods,
ability to ingest media data and integration into BlueKai's interfaces.
Integration is key to maximizing data transfer and targetable audience
size, building scale in the shortest time possible and gaining real-time
and integrated access to BlueKai's 3rd party data. Badges denote
further partnership attributes including international coverage and
incorporation of data for analytics.
-- Branded Data Providers - Includes data aggregator partners whose third
party audience data is made available for acquisition in the BlueKai
Exchange. These badges showcase a variety of data types including
Intent, Retail, CPG, Travel, Auto, Behavioral, Offline, B2B, Financial
-- App Partners - Partners who are tapping into BlueKai data as a service
and building value-add solutions for Attribution Models, Video,
Modeling, Survey, Social and Creative and Site Optimization and beyond.
-- DMP Partners - Marketer, publisher and data aggregator partners who
leverage BlueKai's data management platform to manage, monetize, analyze
and take action on first party data assets.
-- Privacy Partners - BlueKai is affiliated with these partners to drive
initiatives around self-regulation, data certification as well as
consumer transparency and privacy.
"It's become increasingly important for marketers and publishers to connect their data given the rapid adoption of integrated marketing," said Bruce Beigel, Senior Managing Director at Winterberry Group. "This partner program will help to simplify the the whole process of connecting the data sources to each other and making the data actionable across a variety of data use cases, campaign execution platforms and marketing channels."
BlueKai recently announced a partnership with Cognitive Match, who joins the BlueKai Partner Program as an app partner. Cognitive Match,developer of market leading Dynamic Creative Optimization (DCO) solutions, is tapping into BlueKai's platform for data intelligence to inform its dynamic creative offering to marketers. For more information, see press release.
BlueKai (http://www.bluekai.com) provides the leading data management platform (DMP) that connects, analyzes and activates proprietary data assets for marketers and publishers. By aggregating all the customer data assets within an organization, BlueKai's platform provides an intelligent unified view of consumers allowing for more relevant interactions across all touch points. This enables BlueKai customers to achieve higher marketing performance, more customers and more revenue. The BlueKai platform is uniquely integrated with the world's largest marketplace for anonymous 3rd party audience data providing unparalleled audience prospecting and analytics.
The BlueKai customer data grid is the most connected and most adopted data platform in the ad tech ecosystem. Trusted by 6 of the top Fortune 15 corporations and numerous global brands, the privately-held company is based in Cupertino, Calif., and is a recipient of the 2011 OnMedia B2B Company of the Year award.
The B4 badge builds on Ekahau's highly successful T301BD staff badge which is being
phased out of production. The B4 incorporates the latest SOC (system on a chip) Wi-Fi
802.11g radio, CPU and memory along with several new changes in the physical design that
enhance the ruggedness and use of the badges. The B4 can be tracked and located by Ekahau
RTLS over any brand or generation of Wi-Fi network. The system is typically able to
achieve room level accuracy using Wi-Fi as the location method. For areas with poor Wi-Fi
coverage or where sub-room location is required, the B4 incorporates an IR sensor that
works with the Ekahau RTLS system and the Ekahau LB1 Location Beacons to ensure location
accuracy down to within a few feet.
The three call buttons and alarm switch can be programmed to address different calls
initiated by the user. For example, a button press can signify a call for assistance in
moving a patient, whereas the alarm switch can be used to summon nearby co-workers to help
with a life-threatening situation. Due to the system's unique two-way communication
capability, staff members can receive calls for help or other requests directly on the LED
display on the badges they are wearing. An audible tone and flashing LEDs alert that there
is a new message.
"The new design of the B4 builds on customer feedback we have received over the years
as a leading supplier personnel, patient and visitor tracking
[http://www.ekahau.com/solutions/healthcare.html ] solutions" said Tuomo Rutanen Senior
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Ekahau Inc. "Ekahau has hundreds
of sites where our RTLS system is deployed with our staff badges that are saving lives,
improving work-flow and improving operations. We combine precision location, alarming and
service request features and a full array of audible, visual and text communications
capabilities on the badge itself. These capabilities offer our customers more options to
leverage the Ekahau RTLS system to solve both mission critical and every-day problems."
The Ekahau B4 has a rechargeable battery that allows organizations to run the badges
with rapid blink rates and real-time text messaging. Battery life is continuously
monitored with multi-color LEDs and the user is alerted if the battery level falls below a
specific threshold. The B4 badges can be recharged using a simple AC charger, a USB cable
or with a table-top or wall-mount rack charger that charges ten badges simultaneously.
Recharge time is approximately 90 minutes and the badges can be configured to last from a
few days to several weeks on a single charge.
The B4 starts shipping to customers at the end of May and is available through Ekahau
and its resellers world-wide.
About Ekahau Inc.
Ekahau Inc. is the industry leader in providing Wi-Fi-based RTLS solutions. Ekahau's
customers, including several Fortune 500 companies worldwide, are realizing the benefits
of Wi-Fi based location services and innovative Wi-Fi network planning and optimization
tools. Ekahau's solutions are being used in more than 300 hospitals around the world, as
well as by manufacturing, retail and industrial companies, government agencies and the
military. Ekahau partners include wireless software developers, leading system integrators
and international OEM partners, who develop and market wireless enterprise applications.
Ekahau is a U.S.-based corporation, with headquarters in Reston, VA, and other offices in
Saratoga, CA; Helsinki, Finland; Tokyo; and Hong Kong. For more information about Ekahau,
please visit http://www.ekahau.com.
ILANTUS Technologies Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Industry Analyst Firm
CHICAGO, May 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
"We are honored to be identified as a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner," said Binod Singh,
President & CEO of ILANTUS. "We believe this recognition is an affirmation of our vision
and approach to enterprise solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver
products and services of the highest quality at controlled risk and acceptable costs."
According to the Gartner report, Cool Vendors in India, 2012 written by analysts
Asheesh Raina, Arup Roy, Biswajeet Majapatra, Anshul Gupta, "Cool vendors are those
vendors that have caught Gartner's interest during the past year because they offer
innovative or intriguing technologies or solutions. In this report, we highlight the
vendors whose products not only impact India or other emerging markets, but also markets
Innovative in the marketplace, ILANTUS offers implementations and ongoing support
services on a fixed-fee basis that allows customers to know the complete cost of a project
upfront. Assessment-based consulting engagements evaluate the existing environment and
provide specific recommendations and roadmaps. Products such as I-onDemand (IAM and IAG
offered in SaaS or hosted modes) and Password Management Portal for Active Directory offer
enterprises cost-effective options for market-leading products.
Jay Gardner, President and General Manager of NetIQ comments "NetIQ extends our
congratulations to Ilantus on being named a Gartner Cool Vendor in India for 2012. Time
and again, Ilantus has demonstrated that it has the unique domain expertise and resources
organizations require to achieve predictable results from complex identity, governance,
compliance and security initiatives. Together, we are serving as trusted advisors to
deliver comprehensive solutions that allow our customers to achieve their business
objectives in a timely and effective manner."
About ILANTUS Technologies
ILANTUS Technologies (http://www.ilantus.com) is the leading solution provider in
the areas of Identity Management, Access Management, Access Governance and Information
Security. With more than 11 years of experience in the domain and a wide range of
partnerships with the premier product vendors, ILANTUS is the partner of choice for
customers across the globe, offering the advantages of fixed fee implementations,
assessment and health check services, post-implementation support and product options in
both traditional and SaaS models.
About Gartner's Cool Vendors
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research
publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the
highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's
research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims
all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any
warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Elin Gasperik - Director, onDemand Program +1-773-456-2558,
99Bill's Smartphone Card Reader to Enable Massive Mobile Payment in China
BEIJING, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 99Bill Corporation, China's leading electronic financial service provider, announced the official launch of its new mobile payment product 99Bill Card Reader. By simply plugging the tiny 99Bill Card Reader into Smartphone audio jack, merchants can accept bank card and credit card payments on the go, and make more sales quickly. The patented solution supports both iOS and Android platforms.
Statistics shows that China has huge demands for card present transactions, but still lags behind other markets around the developed world where POS devices are extremely common. According to People's Bank of China, the nation had issued a total of nearly 3 billion bank cards by the end of 2011, an increase of 22% from the previous year. Meanwhile, there were only 3.18 million merchants using a total of 4.82 million POS devices in China.
The 99Bill Card Reader creates an entirely new card present payment solution for merchants and consumers by tuning smartphones into POS devices. According to iResearch, China's leading internet-based research firm, there were a total of 72.1 million smart phones being sold in 2011 alone, an increase of 103.1% over the previous year, and this trend is expected to continue in 2012 with an estimated 113 million being sold throughout the year. The increasing penetration of mobile devices gives 99Bill Card Reader a natural edge in this market segment.
With 99Bill's patented technology, the 99Bill card reader solution supports both pass code and signature based bank card transactions. This is especially important in the China market, where pass code enabled bank cards are the most common.
Oliver Kwan, CEO of 99Bill, said, "We always position ourselves as a comprehensive B2B and B2C payment solution provider for business customers. This Card Reader can significantly increase the number of bank card acceptance devices in China and give our business customers more choices to accept payments. We will continue to introduce more innovative payment solutions that really work, and help our customer grow their business."
The 99Bill Card Reader takes advantage of the convenience and ubiquitous nature of mobile devices to enable mobile selling for large companies and face-to-face transactions for small-to-medium size businesses. The first commercial use of such a product in mainland China, 99Bill has already signed agreements with three insurance companies to support their mobile sales forces. In China's mobile payment market, 99Bill has introduced a wide range of innovative products over times, including WAP, IVR, and InAPP based mobile payment services.
As China's leading provider of electronic financial services, 99Bill provides a comprehensive suite of electronic payment solutions that are actively used in 20 major industries, including airline, online and offline retail, insurance, education, logistics, etc. In 2011, the company obtained the six payment service licenses issued by the People's Bank of China, the most of any e-payment company in the industry.
By offering more features, increased flexibility and configurability, the e-learning
implementation will provide DCIDS with a powerful solution for learners at DCI Donor
Services Tissue Bank, DCI Donor Services Eye Banks, as well as New Mexico Donor Services,
Sierra Donor Services and Tennessee Donor Services (organ procurement organizations in New
Mexico, California and Tennessee, respectively). CERTPOINTVLS is the learning platform of
CERTPOINT Systems, a leading global LMS provider.
"We chose the CERTPOINTVLS solution because it offers us a wealth of features and
functionality that will make the transfer of knowledge to our employees much more
efficient", said Jill Grandas, DCIDS' Corporate Executive Director. "During our evaluation
process, CERTPOINT displayed a commitment to being more than a technology vendor, instead
they have proven to be a true business partner."
Said Ara Ohanian
CEO and Founder, CERTPOINT Systems, "We are extremely privileged to be entering a
long-term partnership with DCIDS. We have the utmost respect for its work and are proud to
be able to help this family of companies achieve its goals. The platform will help DCIDS
manage and deliver training efficiently, and it's scalable enough to help support its
CERTPOINTVLS enables personalized social and mobile learning across the enterprise and
beyond. The CERTPOINTVLS learning management system delivers unequalled speed-to-knowledge
in both structured and unstructured formats to successfully democratize knowledge access
and boost business performance.
NOTES TO EDITORS
About DCI Donor Services Inc.
DCI Donor Services, Inc [http://www.dcids.org ]. (DCIDS) family is an affiliation of
organ and tissue recovery organizations that includes DCI Donor Services Tissue Bank, eye
banks, as well as New Mexico Donor Services, Sierra Donor Services and Tennessee Donor
Services (organ procurement organizations in the states of New Mexico, California and
Tennessee). A company with dedicated professionals, DCIDS provides opportunities for
organ, eye and tissue donation and facilitates the recovery and transplantation of these
gifts to help others in need. Our goal is to inspire universal acceptance of donation and
foster a common mission to connect lives through donation and transplantation. For more
information, visit our company website at http://www.dcids.org or call
About CERTPOINT Systems(TM) Inc.
CERTPOINT Systems [http://www.certpointsystems.com ] is an award-winning global
learning technologies company. Its all-in-one learning management systems are used by more
than 1,200 organizations in 80+ countries and 40+ languages to manage performance, deliver
knowledge and track business results.
Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT Systems has consistently developed and evolved the
CERTPOINTVLS platform to provide clients with cutting-edge tools that incorporate the most
recent developments in the rapidly changing online learning environment.
Panda Security Launches Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0, The Only SaaS Endpoint Solution with Device Control Technology
New features include Device Control technology to prevent the spread of malware through external devices; and 'Malware Freezer' to keep malware in quarantine
ORLANDO, Fla., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced the release of Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0 (PCOP), the only Software-as-a-Service endpoint security solution that includes Device Control technologies designed to prevent the spread of malware through the improper use of external devices. Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0 is a cloud-based security service for PCs, servers and corporate laptops that is managed remotely from anywhere through its Web-based console.
Panda Cloud Office Protection 6.0 features Device Control which enables organizations to improve productivity by enforcing policies to deny access, force read-only access, or grant total access on multiple device types (USB flash drives, digital cameras, DVDs and more) through the PCOP Web-based console. The new version of software also includes Malware Freezer, a module that 'freezes' detected malware for seven days by placing it in quarantine. This tool ensures system stability, restoring false positive files.
Panda Cloud Office Protection's infrastructure is fully hosted in the cloud, eliminating the difficulties in managing remote users and hardware costs associated with a client-server security model. As always, Panda's endpoint security service can be installed remotely, either through a distribution tool or email, without requiring the installation of a remote access add-on. The solution also offers group policies for advanced configuration of protection levels; concise and informative malware and threat reports; and a unified, centralized quarantine.
The new version is hosted in Windows Azure, a cloud platform hosted in Microsoft data centers and designed to support highly available, scalable and reliable applications. Windows Azure uses a set of privacy and security controls that ensure maximum protection of its hosted data and applications.
About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
Colossal Mayhem DLC #1 Available Now / Excessive Force DLC #2 Revealed
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just when you thought PROTOTYPE® 2 had enough gruesome, shape-shifting tools to get the job done, Radical Entertainment gives fans even more over-the-top viral powers with two great downloadable content (DLC) drops. From Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), PROTOTYPE 2's first DLC pack, Colossal Mayhem, is available today, while the second DLC pack, Excessive Force, drops on May 29, 2012 - each giving fans key add-ons to their arsenal of destruction as well as three all-new custom skins allowing players to parkour their way across NYZ in style. The full contents of PROTOTYPE 2's Colossal Mayhem and Excessive Force DLC packs includes:
Colossal Mayhem Pack
-- Thermobaric Boom-Stick
-- Force Multiplier Powers:
-- Warp Vortex
-- Anti Gravity Field
-- Air Time
-- Custom Skins:
-- Heller Test Subject
-- Infected Heller
-- Infantry Heller
Excessive Force Pack
-- Viral Infector Grenade Launcher
-- Force Multiplier Powers:
-- Chaos Creator Mode
-- Medusa's Wrath
-- Custom Skins:
-- Armored Heller
-- Agile Armor Alex Mercer
-- Zombie Mercer
Both PROTOTYPE 2 DLC packs will be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 400 Microsoft Points, and on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system for $4.99. Fans that purchased the PROTOTYPE 2 Blackwatch Collector's Edition will be able to redeem their one-time use code to download the Colossal Mayhem Pack for free beginning today.
PROTOTYPE 2 was developed by Radical Entertainment for the Xbox 360, PlayStation( )3 system and Windows PC. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system RADNET Editions of PROTOTYPE 2 are available now for a suggested retail price of $59.99. The Blackwatch Collector's Edition of PROTOTYPE 2 is available for a suggested retail price of $79.99. The Windows PC version of PROTOTYPE 2 will be available at retail on July 24, 2012.
About Radical Entertainment
In September 2011, Radical Entertainment celebrated its 20th anniversary in the business of creating hit video games, including 2009's multi-million-unit-selling PROTOTYPE, The Simpsons Hit & Run, The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, Scarface: The World Is Yours and more. We treat our properties with the reverence they deserve and gamers demand, and the commitment to our partners and fans continues to set us apart. Our Vancouver-based studio allows Radical Entertainment to bring the talent, tools and technology together to create entertainment that captures the world's imagination. Owned by Activision Publishing, Inc, Radical is continually ranked as one of the best places to work in B.C, according to BC Business magazine and Watson Wyatt. In 2006-2008 MediaCorp Canada ranked Radical as a Top 100 Canadian Employer, Top 10 Canadian Employer for Young People, and Top 20 B.C. Employer. For more information, please visit http://www.radical.ca.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected release date of the PROTOTYPE 2 Excessive Force downloadable content pack, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
Activision and Prototype are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
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Activision Publishing, Inc.
CONTACT: Andrew Meyer, Sr. Publicist of Activision Publishing, Inc., +1-310-255-2606, email@example.com
A Perfect iPhone Mate Provided by Tipard iPhone Transfer
BEIJING, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The iPhone has became an essential part in more and more people's daily lives due to its perfect design and convenient features. In order to give iPhone users an extraordinary user experience without any limitations, Tipard has recently updated its multi-functional and powerful iPhone software product, Tipard iPhone Transfer Platinum. Once owning this iPhone file transfer product, users will easily enjoy their multimedia life.
The Platinum version of Tipard's iPhone Transfer enables you export various files including music, movies, pictures, TV shows, podcasts, iTunes U podcasts, eBooks, camera rolls, contacts, voice memos and camera shot files to your computer or iTunes with fast speed and lossless quality. Also, you can import videos, movies, images, ringtones and eBook files from a PC to your iPhone. Furthermore, it supports connecting multiple Apple devices simultaneously; thus you can transfer various media files among iPod/iPhone/iPhone 4S/iPad/iPad 2 without any trouble or confusion.
As an iPhone file manager, Tipard's iPhone Transfer can help you backup iPhone SMSs or Contacts, or delete any unwanted backup files. Plus, you can make personalized iPhone ringtones not only by converting DVDs or video files to M4R format, but it also allows you to edit and rename the source file for fun.
Tipard's iPhone Transfer Platinum can easily convert DVD movies to compatible video or audio formats (like MP4, MOV, M4V, MP3, M4A, etc) for you to enjoy on your iPhone without any limitation. And you can easily edit any DVD movie and video file to customized video with video editing functions, such as merging several files as a single one, cropping unneeded frames, adding text or images and so on.
Tipard's iPhone Transfer really is a perfect solution for iPhone users. More intelligent functions and amazing designs are waiting for you to try! It is available for only $45. For more details and to get the free trial version, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/iphone-transfer.html
System Requirement for Windows Products:
Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows
OS Supported: Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU, or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
About Tipard Studio
As a leading player in the multimedia software field, Tipard Studio always takes bringing multimedia users the best software as its responsibility and keeps being innovative and competitive. With advanced technologies and a first-class R&D team, it has constantly developed many excellent multimedia desktop applications, which are very popular among Windows and Mac users. For more details about Tipard Studio, please visit: http://www.tipard.com
Popular iPhone App Extends Availability to the iPad
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Future US, a leading hybrid media group specializing in gaming and technology properties, today announced that GamesRadar, the premiere source for everything video games, is launching its Cheats, Guides & Walkthroughs app on the iPad. Previously available exclusively for the iPhone, the GamesRadar: Video Game Cheats, Guides & Walkthroughs app for iPad will be available starting today as a free download.
The GamesRadar: Video Game Cheats, Guides & Walkthroughs app was created to help all fans struggling with their favorite video games. Players can just search for their specific title and with a swipe of a finger, set their gameplay off into the right direction.
"We're excited to bring GamesRadar's Cheats & Guides to the iPad," said Mark Kramer, vice president, Internet and Mobile Products, Future US . "GamesRadar is constantly striving to deliver the most current and valuable information to its fans. Whether you're a hard core or casual gamer, this app will certainly help fans master their gameplay experience."
About Future PLC
Future PLC is an international media group and leading digital content producer listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the U.K., U.S. and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, crafts and automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the U.K.'s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the U.K.'s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future is the Association of Online Publishers' Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.
SOURCE Future PLC
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eTrak Launches New Location-Tracking Product Line Using Wi-Fi, Cellular And GPS
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based eTrak launched a breakthrough product line of location-tracking devices today incorporating patent-pending "Hybrid Tracking System" utilizing Wi-Fi access points, Cell-ID and GPS to ensure pinpoint accuracy (as close as 10 feet) of a person, pet or object for consumer, business and government markets.
Introduced at the CTIA Wireless 2012 trade show in New Orleans, eTrak devices are manufactured in America and are suitable for both the consumer and commercial markets. John Harris, eTrak CEO said, "The eTrak consumer products will provide safety, peace of mind and help save lives at a very affordable price. eTrak's commercial product line provides the first high-accuracy, affordable solution for businesses to provide safety and security for everything from employees to assets."
"Using the new patent-pending 'Hybrid Tracking' technology, eTrak devices are the new standard in location-based services," he said.
eTrak also features an emergency call button that sends texts and e-mails to pre-determined recipients with its exact location and the ability to receive turn-by-turn directions.
eTrak's software platform was recognized as the 2011 International CTIA "Best Enterprise & Vertical Market Solution: Mobile Marketing & Advertising." eTrak's domino-sized M2M devices are superior to competing products in accuracy and battery life, are much smaller, and weigh less than an ounce. At $99 retail, eTrak products are priced significantly less than other similar products.
The devices are intended for use by anyone who is safety conscious - almost everyone - parents of young children, caregivers, the health-impaired (special needs, diminished capacity), senior citizens, pet owners, vehicle owners, businesses that need to track assets, members of the U.S. military and others.
The new products are:
-- Location-Tracking Devices which are used to track the location of a
person or object and can be worn on the wrist, ankle or around the neck.
The products can be attached to a keyring, belt, backpack or shoelaces,
or placed in a pocket, suitcase, car glove box or other places.
-- E-911 Voice Call Device is a "panic button" product that dials 911
directly when pressed, activates two-way dialogue via cellular
communication with a 911 operator and generates and forwards the exact
location of the device (to within 10 feet) on Bing Maps, with
turn-by-turn directions to the device's location.
-- Hard-wired Auto Device is a plug-and-play location-tracking product that
connects to a vehicle port, operates on the vehicle's charging system,
permanently mounts under the dash for concealed tracking and qualifies
for insurance discounts.
These products employ "Learning Technology," which allows eTrak to recognize new Wi-Fi locations and map them to an existing, robust WAP database. The eTrak server then sends the position of the location-tracking device in real time, indoors or out. eTrak diverts to cell tower triangulation and GPS coordinates sequentially if a Wi-Fi location is unavailable.
The device is cellular-based for "follow me" coverage anywhere, not just around the home.
For example, eTrak products will allow concerned parents to track from any smartphone or computer the location of their child to and from school and at times when most abductions occur.
And "nearly nine out of 10 seniors in an AARP survey said they would ... give up some privacy if it allowed them to remain in their own homes longer," U.S. News and World Report said in a 2011 article.
"eTrak is an electronic guardian angel," Harris said. "It helps our customers do what they would like to do themselves if they could: Watch over their loved ones and possessions 24/7. These devices should be in every home, school and business in America and with our military service personnel overseas."
The retail price of eTrak Powered by Verizon is $99, with monthly service subscription rates of $8 to $15.
Manufactured in the United States, eTrak markets small, lightweight location-tracking devices that can be worn on the wrist, ankle, around the neck - or attached to a keyring, belt, backpack or shoelace. eTrak technology also allows for concealed storage such as in a pocket, vehicle glove box, suitcase, golf bag and many other applications.
Verizon Wireless And Color Introduce Live Video Sharing On Facebook®
Share Spontaneous Moments on America's Largest 4G LTE Network
NEW ORLEANS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and PALO ALTO, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers can use their smartphones to share live video broadcasts of life's special moments with their Facebook® friends using Color for Facebook, a free social camera application, the companies announced today.
Color for Facebook highlights the power of video on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, giving customers with a wide range of smartphones the ability to broadcast up to 30 seconds of live video and share the important moments in their daily lives at blazing speeds. Verizon Wireless customers will also have access to an exclusive audio feature to add sound to their broadcasts.
Friends and fans receive a notification on their devices when one of their friends starts broadcasting live video and audio. Concerts, sporting events, road trips and other special moments can all be shared live.
Using Color for Facebook, batch photo uploads to Facebook are an easy and fast way to share multiple photos from a phone's camera roll to any Facebook album. Customers can pick the best photos, choose or create a new album, and share with any group or all of their friends on Facebook with a single tap.
"Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is a huge opportunity for creating new applications," said Bill Nguyen, chief executive officer of Color. "The performance, coverage and features available on Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network establish a new platform for creativity; it is revolutionary for app developers. Color plans to develop additional features exclusively with Verizon Wireless to showcase its 4G LTE network."
"Color is an amazing team dreaming up creative ways for people to share even more using smartphones," said Kristi Crum, executive director, Consumer Solutions at Verizon Wireless. "This app, which highlights the speed and immediacy of video over 4G LTE, is just the first step in what we will deliver for Verizon Wireless customers."
Availability and pricing
Verizon Wireless customers can dial "**COLOR" to download the app, or download it from a number of app stores. The app is free, and other charges will apply according to a customer's data package.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 93.0 million retail customers, including 88.0 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Color is advancing the post-PC revolution by inventing new applications that bring people together through proximity, social and visual presentation. Founded and led by a team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs, Color is located in Palo Alto, California. To learn more about Color please visit http://www.color.com
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Debra Lewis, Verizon Wireless, +1-917-848-0035, Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com; or John Kuch, Color, +1-415-823-0480, John@color.com
Oce and Canon Fulfill Growing Mobile Workforce Needs for Cloud-based Scan, Forms Access and Print Solutions
TRUMBULL, Conn., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oce, a Canon Group Company and an international leader in digital document management, now offers a robust portfolio of web, cloud-based and mobile print solutions that enable users to scan, view and print documents via the cloud, access forms stored on a web server and print from mobile devices.
"Corporations are faced with increasing requirements to support the consumerization of IT within their workplace as more workers use their own mobile devices at work to access and collaborate on documents," said John Reilly, President, Oce North America, Document Printing Systems. "The challenge of how to provide easy-to-use, productive and secure solutions, including the ability to print from mobile devices, can be daunting. Oce offers a variety of Canon solutions to meet these challenges and user needs."
For convenient access to cloud-based documents, Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE enables a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system to connect directly to Google Docs or Microsoft SharePoint Online. With this solution, a user can access their Microsoft SharePoint Online and Google Docs accounts directly at the front panel display of a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE office system. Documents can then be seamlessly scanned to, retrieved from, viewed and printed from Google Docs or SharePoint Online with a few simple touches on the MFP's front panel display. As a result, collaboration and productivity are improved as workers can access these document repositories from virtually anywhere in the enterprise that an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP is located.
"Canon U.S.A. is pleased to offer the Cloud Portal for imageRUNNER ADVANCE software to Oce customers to help address the demand for round-the-clock access to important documents by mobile workers," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "As cloud technology matures, the innovative hardware and carefully engineered software applications of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE office systems product line make them ideal products for cloud applications."
To enable customers to mitigate the maintenance of constantly stocking and updating regularly used forms, Oce's Form Central provides users access to a centrally located form repository. Form Central was created, using the Canon MFP web access solution, to enable users to access web-based form libraries containing their most commonly used forms, download the forms they need and print them on demand. Browsing the forms library and selecting the needed form is done through the operator panel and user interface of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP. With Form Central, the burden of managing forms is greatly reduced and the waste of unused printed forms is eliminated since the most current version is always available and only printed when needed.
To allow users to print from smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices, EFI PrintMe enables users to submit print jobs through the web by sending an email with or without an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the print job is submitted to email@example.com, a unique six-digit Document ID is returned to the user and the job is held securely on EFI's PrintMe Service. By entering the unique Document ID, the user can access and print at any imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP that has the EFI PrintMe MEAP application installed, thereby improving information access and productivity.
For users looking to manage their own mobile print solution with the highest level of security, uniFLOW v5.1 is a print management/output management and workflow application that can fit any environment. As a mobile print solution, documents sent from a user via the uniFLOW iPhone app, a webpage or email (via any smartphone) can be retrieved at any uniFLOW-enabled MFP or printer either by logging in and releasing the document or releasing the document via the iPhone app or from a mobile webpage via any smartphone. uniFLOW v5.1's mobile print solution that is included with uniFLOW base server, coupled with the Statistics module, offers robust reporting to track user activity. When used with imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, companies have the added ability to archive each printed and scanned job for a secure audit trail and this combination of the solutions allows administrators to set up email notifications when a predetermined keyword is printed, scanned, faxed, copied or sent. This capability helps mitigate and identify the source of crucial information leaks as they occur. Administrators can also use the uniFLOW system to search the full text of all documents that have passed through an organization's imaging devices in any form by storing processed jobs within a document management system such as Microsoft SharePoint. uniFLOW v5.1 is also able to stop printing or scanning when it detects unauthorized printing or scanning of highly confidential files. With Canon's uniFLOW application, users receive top-of-the-line security, tracking/reporting, increased productivity and convenience in a modular package.
All of the above solutions are available now from Oce. Oce's sales and professional service teams are standing by to assist with site assessments and implement solutions that will seamlessly guide a company's evolution to the latest technology. For more information, please contact your local Oce North America, a Canon Group Company sales representative or visit http://www.oceusa.com.
Oce is one of the leading providers of document management and printing for professionals. The Oce offering includes office printing and copying systems, high speed digital production printers and wide format printing systems for both technical documentation and color display graphics. Oce is also a foremost supplier of document management outsourcing. Many of the Fortune Global 500 companies and leading commercial printers are Oce customers. The company was founded in 1877. With headquarters in Venlo, The Netherlands, Oce is active in over 100 countries and employs more than 20,000 people worldwide. Oce North America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in Chicago, IL and Boca Raton, FL. For more information, visit http://www.oce.com.
Oce and Canon: Stronger together
In 2010 Oce joined the Canon Group of companies with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, to create the global leader in the printing industry. Canon develops, manufactures and markets a growing line-up of copying machines, printers, cameras, optical and other products that meet a diverse range of customer needs. The Canon Group comprises over 198,000 employees worldwide. Global net sales in 2011 totalled USD 45.6 billion. Visit the Canon Inc. website at http://www.canon.com.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011* and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting http://www.usa.canon.com/rss.
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LSI to Demonstrate High-Availability Direct-Attached Storage Solutions for Windows Server Platforms
Simplifies high-availability (HA) storage solutions and redefines economics for cloud datacenter and SMB customers
MILPITAS, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) announced it will demonstrate high-availability direct-attached storage (HA-DAS) solutions for Microsoft® Corp.'s Windows® Server platforms at the SCSI Trade Association (STA) Technology Showcase taking place May 9, 2012, at the Hyatt Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif.LSI's HA-DAS solutions are designed to provide small and medium-sized business (SMB) and cloud datacenter customers with continuous application uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of existing HA solutions.
High-availability systems are essential to nearly all businesses regardless of size or industry. When systems running business-critical applications such as transaction processing, Web serving or electronic commerce are not accessible, the results can be lost revenue, lost productivity and reduced customer satisfaction.
"A critical goal of Windows Server 2012 is delivering high availability to a volume market, and LSI has been key in this effort," said Thomas Pfenning, general manager, File Server Foundation, Microsoft. "The combination of LSI® HA-DAS with Windows Server can provide SMBs and cloud datacenter providers with a low-cost and easy-to-manage option for meeting their high-availability requirements."
Traditional HA solutions ensure continuous application availability through server clustering and shared-node storage area network (SAN) connections that build redundancy into a cluster and eliminate single points of failure. LSI is pioneering HA-DAS solutions that lower the cost and complexity of HA solutions by providing fully redundant, shared-node storage and application failover without requiring storage networking hardware. LSI's HA-DAS solutions also reduce latency compared to SAN-based solutions, helping to accelerate storage I/O performance and speed applications.
"LSI HA-DAS solutions are designed to bring SAN-like shared storage and application failover capabilities to DAS environments to provide customers with a low-cost and easy-to-manage and -deploy solution for ensuring business-critical applications remain up and running during server failures," said Bill Wuertz, senior vice president and general manager, RAID Storage Division, LSI. "We're excited to be collaborating closely with Microsoft to bring HA-DAS solutions to the marketplace."
LSI is demonstrating its HA-DAS solutions based on leading MegaRAID® controller and intelligent HA-DAS technology. The demo utilizes two servers with two internal LSI MegaRAID controllers running HA-DAS firmware connected to twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS drives through an LSI SAS expander. The demo showcases how LSI HA-DAS solutions can bring simpler, lower-cost shared storage and failover capabilities to DAS environments.
More information about LSI HA-DAS solutions is available at http://www.lsi.com/HA-DAS. Connect with LSI via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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Sonic Foundry Enhances Webcasting and Video Distribution with Mediasite 6.1 and Mediasite Desktop Recorder
New features mark a more holistic approach to user-generated content with recording at the desktop, approval workflows, search-based catalogs and unprecedented customization
MADISON, Wis., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, todayunveiled several significant new Mediasite features at UNLEASH 2012, its sixth annual Mediasite User Conference.
The new functionality marks the most holistic and enterprise approach to creating, managing and distributing video-based instruction and user-generated content (UGC).
This evolution of the Mediasite EX webcasting and video content management system (VCMS) provides unprecedented control and flexibility for universities and enterprises with multiple content producers, featuring web-based tools and collaboration workflows to manage their growing online knowledge libraries.
Now from the convenience of their desktop or laptop, Mediasite users can also record rich media presentations, learning object or training modules that synchronize video with their visual aids and automatically upload to the powerful Mediasite EX platform.
New Mediasite features include:
Web-based Mediasite Desktop Recorder for user-
generated content creation
"The Mediasite Desktop Recorder will look better, be
easier for our faculty and students to use and be
easier for us to maintain than other software-based
options. And because the Mediasite Desktop Recorder is
a web client, our user-generated content will
automatically upload to our Mediasite EX management
platform. The app is just so easy to use, I know even
our most tech-challenged staff are going to quickly
~Brian Smith, IT Specialist, University of Florida
Collaboration workflows to review-edit-approve
multimedia presentations before distributing
"With more faculty requesting control over their own
content, and with the University looking at creative
ways to allow students to add presentations into our
Angel LMS though Mediasite that are true works of
academic content, it is important for us to have
workflows identified that not only allow us to review,
edit and approve presentations, but also maintain
multiple revisions over time. Additionally, we want to
be able to give our end users - no matter what their
role is at the university - the feedback ability to
help us manage content that has become dated. Lastly,
we have been looking forward to a user-friendly
playground to further explore user-generated content
for playback both within and outside of our
organization, and with Mediasite 6.1, we can automate
and streamline how we publish these presentations
through the approval pipeline. We see this assisting
us internally with in the Angel LMS and are excited
about the possibilities of how it may also lend itself
to our admissions department in the marketing of our
~Thomas Kemp, Director of Instructional Technology &
Learning, Ashland University
Catalog creation based on search terms, enhanced mobile
catalog navigation and analytics for individual catalog
"As our Mediasite video library continues to grow, we
find that different groups need to present custom
playlists of presentations based on specific topics or
themes. Allowing anyone in the organization to curate
catalogs on the fly from search terms will have a big
impact on our ability to customize the experience for
different audiences and allow us to maximize our
collection of on-demand rich media content."
~Scott Lawson, Director of IT Architecture, QAD Inc.
Mediasite Player customization, including the ability to
change video, slide and thumbnails sizes
"The NASA Safety Center uses Mediasite for technical
training, and occasionally there's a need to increase
the size of the slides being presented to enhance
something that's very detailed on the screen. The
ability to customize the player solves that problem.
And, while the Mediasite Player is very streamlined and
professional looking, we're looking forward to being
able to customize it to work well with the brand of The
NASA Safety Center."
~James D. May, Ph.D., ELearning Program Manager,
Alphaport, Inc., supporting the NASA Safety Center
- Personalization of the Mediasite Management Portal
- Content import and management for MP4s generated by
NCast(TM) and Camtasia Relay(R), in addition to current
H.264 and Windows Media Video import capabilities
Web-based Mediasite Editor, automatic software updates
and data collection for Mediasite Recorders, plus
dozens of workflow enhancements to the Mediasite
Management Portal, Mediasite Analytics and Mediasite
"To date, we engineered Mediasite as a room-based system that efficiently extracts and digitizes the knowledge shared every day, in classrooms or conference rooms. Once captured, this knowledge is then preserved, secured, distributed and analyzed, but always just a link away from anyone who needs it. With Mediasite 6.1, our new Mediasite Desktop Recorder and the evolution of our Mediasite EX VCMS, knowledge sharing can now happen anywhere, in an automated fashion, regardless of technology infrastructure or users' technical skills," said Gary Weis, chief executive officer of Sonic Foundry. "We took time to understand why current desktop offerings failed to deliver, and we identified key capabilities that we know are required for widespread adoption of user-generated content creation. Through that process, we eliminated much of the complexity that has kept online video from scaling effectively at an enterprise level. With the explosion of e-learning and massively open online courses or MOOCs, our clients are now eager to combine automated room-based recording with the market's easiest-to-use desktop capture, and thus fulfill the promise of online learning with a proven leader and scalable approach."
Mediasite 6.1 and the Mediasite Desktop Recorder will be available for demonstration at UBTech booth 301, June 11-13, and InfoComm booth C9141, June 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, http://www.sonicfoundry.com) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
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MokiMobility Enables Cloud-Based Mobile Device Management For Single-Purpose iPad, Android Tablets
+MDM by MokiMobility Helps ISVs, Developers and Solution Providers Turn the iPad and Android Tablets Into Manageable, Secure, Customizable Single-purpose Devices
LEHI, Utah, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using the new MokiMobility +MDM device management platform (generally available today), independent software vendors (ISVs), developers and solution providers can now integrate mobile device management features into tablet solutions for the iPad and Android tablets. As a result, these providers - and/or their customers - can remotely manage and customize iPads and Android devices to meet their individual needs, including locking the home button, removing unrelated applications and seamlessly pushing app updates to individual - or groups of - devices and applications, as needed.
"iPads and other mobile devices represent an economical way to engage customers in highly interactive ways - and an increasing number of retailers, hotels and even pharmaceutical companies have seen the value," said Tom Karren, CEO, MokiMobility. "Unfortunately, many single-purpose mobile deployments have failed or never gotten fully off the ground due to the inability - or difficulty - of locking down and remotely managing the devices. Until +MDM, deploying these devices and being able to remotely manage and customize them for these single-purpose uses has been out of reach."
Use Cases: Armor Active and Vablet
ArmorActive (ipadenclosures.com), based in Sandy, Utah, provides iPads and Android tablet enclosures and kiosks in commercial and public settings for such customers as the Gap, Guess Jeans, Specialized, BMW and Inter-Continental. ArmorActive released the new ActiveKiosk iOS kiosk solution using +MDM to enable remote management of both the iPad kiosk app and the iPad itself. +MDM unlocks the ability for ActiveKiosk customers to disable the home button, remove iPad apps that aren't relevant and push WiFi settings and app updates directly to the iPad remotely. Customers can also remotely update the kiosk app settings, including the home page URL, auto-wake schedule and browsing time limits, applying these settings to individual or groups of kiosks.
"We conducted extensive research to find a solution that would allow us to manage and customize these iPad kiosks from any location - and MokiMobility's +MDM was the only management solution that fit our deployment model and offered us the flexibility to bake in device management features with our remote kiosk app management solution," said Scott Paul, CEO of Armor Active. "With +MDM, we're able to give our customers the ability to interact with individual kiosks in remote stores or upgrade every kiosk across every location at the same time, all from the cloud. It has made the difference between a successful and failed deployment for many of our customers."
Another MokiMobility partner, vablet®, provides digital signage solution to more than 5,000 medical and dental offices nationwide. The vablet custom content application is driven by Apple's iPod Touch devices mounted behind LCD TVs.
"The synergy we have experienced in working with the MokiMobility team brings an exciting development to our product vision," said Paul Pacun, CEO, vablet, who demonstrated the digital signage solution at the Tab Times Tablet Strategy in New York City last month. "Using +MDM is a faster deployment experience for our clients as it streamlines device enrollment and app installation. The added security benefits of +MDM provide enhanced control over the device itself. +MDM is making it easier for us to scale our digital signage solution, as our clients often require thousands of devices for a single marketing campaign."
More on +MDM
MokiMobility provides the APIs and the web-based console to enable remote management of mobile applications and iOS and Android devices used as single-purpose devices, such as: kiosks, point-of-sale (POS), digital signage, sales tools and more. +MDM is a multi-tenant, cloud-based platform built on Google App Engine and able to service customers with as few as two devices up to tens of thousands.
Based in Lehi, Utah, MokiMobility enables independent software vendors (ISVs), developers and solution providers to build compelling solutions that include cloud-based mobile application and device management for the iPad and Android devices. As a result, developers have greater control over the complete experience, enabling more engaging and new customer experiences leveraging iOS and Android tablets in new ways. For more information, please visit http://www.mokimobility.com or follow us on Twitter at @mokimobility
Sybase 365 Brings Next Generation Business Operation Intelligence to Mobile Service Operators
Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0, Powered by SAP Sybase IQ, Leading Column-Based Analytics Server, Provides Advanced Reporting, Monitoring and Mobile Data Analytics Service
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA Wireless 2012 -- Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, today introduced Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0, the next generation of the company's industry leading hosted business intelligence service that provides deep analytics of mobile messaging traffic. Powered by the company's leading column-based analytics server SAP® Sybase® IQ 15.4, Operational Reporting 2.0 provides Sybase 365's operator customers a deeper insight into traffic trends, to ensure quality of service, analyze market segmentation and monitor network connectivity.
Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0 provides a wide range of reports, including message traffic, network utilization, performance indicators, quality of service testing, customer analysis, trend analysis and transit time. By performing advanced analytics on the message traffic they send across the Sybase 365® global network, mobile operators can monitor key network components allowing them to provision their network to better serve traffic spikes and let users view performance trends, analyze system history and track error messages, in order to more effectively diagnose message delivery issues and troubleshoot problems.
Initial roll out of the service is across North America, LATAM and select AsiaPac and European mobile operators. To date, more than 75 service providers across 36 countries have the unique ability to run intensive analytics on their messaging traffic, delivering data necessary to better understand their messaging operations, improve quality of service and save money by reducing customer support costs. Leveraging the SAP Sybase IQ 15.4 ability to return analytical results on billions of records in just seconds, Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0 promises to provide service providers with even more powerful analytical capabilities.
Along with a variety of enhancements and updates, new features and benefits include:
-- Country Level Analysis -Flexibility to view message traffic at the
country level, providing quick and easy visibility to customer usage
-- Message Traffic Trending - Capability to visualize messaging trends over
a configurable period of time
-- Transit Time Analysis - Enables a comprehensive and filterable view of
message delivery and transit times
"Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0 addresses the growing need among mobile operators for greater visibility into their network and inter-operator messaging traffic," said Greg Dunn, Vice President of Product Management, Sybase 365. "Sybase 365 is in a unique position to provide mobile operators intelligence related to their core business processes outside their company firewall, which enables them to make informed decisions that improve their business operations."
To see a demo of Sybase Operational Reporting 2.0, and other mobile services, visit Sybase 365 at Booth #6117 during CTIA Wireless 2012 in New Orleans, May 8-10.
About Sybase 365
Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (an SAP company; NYSE: SAP), is the global leader in enabling mobile information services for mobile operators, financial institutions and enterprises. We provide our customers with the widest offering in SMS, MMS, GRX, IPX interoperability, end-to-end mobile commerce solutions, innovative mCRM, mobile marketing and content delivery services. Sybase 365 processes more than 1.8 billion messages per day, reaching 900 operators and 5.4 billion subscribers around the world.
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Cavium and Partners to Demonstrate Breakthrough Processor Solutions for the Secure Cloud and Enterprise at INTEROP 2012
PACE Partners Advantech, ENEA, Kontron, and Lauterbach to display market-leading Cavium-based software and hardware solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home, today announced that Cavium and its PACE partners will demonstrate industry-leading, high performance solutions for secure cloud, enterprise, networking, data center, 3G/4G wireless infrastructure and network security equipment based upon Cavium's OCTEON®, OCTEON Fusion(TM), and NITROX® processors, adapters and TurboDPI software at INTEROP 2012, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, May 8 - 10th on Booth 1927.
To schedule a meeting with Cavium at the INTEROP Conference contact your local Cavium account manager or Lilly Ly (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please enter "INTEROP 2012 Meeting Request" in the subject line.
OCTEON® Processor Family
OCTEON multi-core processors provide industry-leading performance and power-efficient scalability with 1 to 48 custom cnMIPS(TM) cores on a single chip along with the most advanced networking, security and application acceleration. Hardware acceleration of QoS, packet processing, TCP, IPsec, RSA, and Deep Packet Inspection allow the family to deliver unmatched scalability, performance and integration for enterprise, data center and cloud infrastructure. OCTEON processors have been designed into many market-leading platforms worldwide across all major networking OEMs.
OCTEON Fusion Processors
Cavium's OCTEON Fusion processor line extends OCTEON's unmatched processing into fully integrated radio access devices with a combination of MIPS64 and multi-protocol baseband cores, crafted with optimized DSP's and complemented with extensive hardware accelerator blocks layer including Turbo, Viterbi, FFT/IFFT, and Digital Front End (DFE).
NITROX® Processor Family
Best-in-class NITROX PX and NITROX III solutions for security applications run at up to 40Gbps/200K RSA Ops/sec in a single chip. Cavium's wide range of PCIe Adapters deliver the highest RSA operations and enable faster time-to-market solutions for OEMs.
NEURON Search(TM) Processor Family
The NEURON Search processors provide high performance and low power L2-L4 network search for enterprise and service provider infrastructure equipment. These processors include support for both IPv4 and IPv6 rules and delivers 100 million to over 1 billion searches/second based on patent pending Search Technology. This family delivers up to four times the capacity per watt per chip providing significant power and area savings to customers.
Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
Cavium's patent-pending HFA (Hyper Finite Automata) DPI hardware solution is available in our OCTEON processors and can handle Anti-Virus, Anti-Malware, Intrusion Prevention (IPS), Application Recognition and URL filtering tasks with ease. Our TurboDPI software helps OEMs speed time to market, making it quick and easy to add DPI support to existing product lines.
FIPS 140-2 Level 3
The NITROX XL CN16XX-NFBE HSM delivers the world's fastest FIPS 140-2 L3 performance at 45,000 RSA Ops/Sec and up to 5 Gb/s in bulk throughput. The product line delivers a wide variety of features to support financial, government, healthcare and data center customers.
OCTEON Intelligent Network Adapters (INAs)
The OCTEON family of Intelligent Network Adapters offloads an extensive range of secure network services and supports Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Interfaces. Our latest OCTEON II CN66XX NICs and 68XX NICs are also featured.
Cavium PACE Partner Solutions
Cavium has an extensive ecosystem of partner companies who offer market-leading software and hardware solutions based on Cavium technology. Partners demonstrating their offerings at the Cavium booth include Advantech, ENEA, Kontron, and Lauterbach.
Advantech delivers trustworthy industrial computing solutions that enable intelligent applications in both Branded & Solution Business and Embedded Design-In Business. Cavium's OCTEON processors have been featured in multiple generations of Advantech's Packetarium family of Network Appliance platforms and also in the ATCA-7310 high end ATCA blade. http://www.advantech.com/networks-telecom/Partnerships.aspx#CHIPS_Cavium
Enea is a global software and services company focused on solutions for communication-driven products. Enea's Bare Metal Performance Tools (http://www.enea.com/bmptools) combined with the market-leading Cavium OCTEON multicore processors offer manufacturers of high-performance data plane equipment a compelling development solution.
Kontron is a global leader in embedded computing technology and has already designed three generations of AdvancedMC(TM) module and AdvancedTCA® bladed hardware featuring Cavium OCTEON multicore processors. These are essential system components used in Kontron open communication platforms to design network applications for 4G LTE, content delivery and carrier cloud networks. http://us.kontron.com/caviumnextgen/
Lauterbach, a leading manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, offers advanced JTAG style debuggers supporting the OCTEON processor family. Lauterbach's TRACE32 debugger GUI, along with its accompanying features, provide development engineers with trusted tools, reducing product development time and cost. http://www.lauterbach.com/pro_cavium.html
About Cavium, Inc.
Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to over 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India, Taiwan and China. For more information, please visit: http://www.cavium.com
planetRE Launches Cutting Edge Online Marketing and Transaction Tools for Property Rentals and Management
Company announces Socialite CRM integrated with live Facebook® chat, Facebook Open House, Broker IDX websites, MLS, lead management, disclosures, forms and offer center supporting Docusign® e-signatures and fully integrated transaction platform with Single Sign ON.
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- planetRE, the nation's leading technology cloud vendor for online real estate, announced new tools and technologies targeted for residential property rentals and management. This new tool set under Socialite CRM consists of branded Broker-Agent IDX websites with MLS integration and innovative features like integrated live Facebook chats, Facebook Open House and lead management. The front end Socialite platform is seamlessly bolted to an online disclosure and offer center supporting Docusign® e-signatures, rental work flows, document management, transaction audits and long term Secure Vaulted storage. System offers 24x7 browser agnostic portals to all parties including renters, landlords, vendors, agents and staff to keep pulse of the transactions, which can also be accessed on iPhone, Android and modern PDA browsers.
"Property rental is hot in many markets we serve. planetRE platform has been used to conduct and close thousands of successful rental and property management transactions in past few years," says Subrao Shenoy, CEO of planetRE. "Augmenting this with new innovations in Socialite CRM offers a leap ahead against competition for us and our customers."
"We serve a very large rental and property management market in Las Vegas and Phoenix," said Gordon Miles, COO of Prudential Americana - one of the top Prudential brands in the nation with over 2000 agents. "planetRE has consistently provided us with innovative features at all levels of brokerage, agent and client interactions."
TrSoft (d.b.a. planetRE) is a privately held, leading cloud vendor, providing online multi tenant Enterprise software to the real estate industry. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA; its primary mission is to provide cutting edge products and services to the global real estate industry in areas of CRM, Transaction and Financial Management. More information about planetRE Socialite can be found on http://www.planetre.com.
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2012 AT&T Cordless Phone Line Delivers Feature-Rich, High-Value Phone Systems for the Best in Home Communication
New Phone Line Offers Unsurpassed Range and a Variety of Models - from Cellphone Convergence to Bundles for the Entire Home - to Match Every Consumer Need
BEAVERTON, Ore., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced American Telephones (AAT), which manufactures AT&T-branded telephones under a license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property, today announced availability of its new AT&T-branded DECT 6.0 cordless phones. The new AT&T line features popular Connect to Cell(TM) systems, multi-handset bundles and usability models, offering the best feature sets at competitive price points to deliver the robust functionality and high value consumers expect from the AT&T line.
To ensure consumers never miss a word of the conversation, the 2012 AT&T phone line provides advanced features that help enhance sound and ensure clear reception, such as HD Audio with equalizer to match hearing preferences, and the TL and CL product lines have a range of up to 1,800 feet*, allowing users to have clear conversations over a greater distance.
"Each year, we strive to deliver more functionality, which is what consumers depend on in AT&T home phone products," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, product management, Advanced American Telephones. "Our 2012 line is attractively priced, while offering more features to provide great value to consumers."
The Best of Both Worlds - Answer Cellphone and Landline Calls on one Home Phone System
The AT&T TL96271 Connect to Cell system offers consumers the freedom of making and receiving cellular calls through a home phone system to help mitigate the problems of poor cellular call clarity and dropped calls typically associated with cellular phone use at home. In addition, this virtual two-line phone system enables one person to make landline calls on one handset, while another person makes cellular calls on the other handset. Users also can download their cellphone directories (up to 6,000 entries) onto the home phone system and pair up to four different BLUETOOTH® wireless technology-enabled cellphones with the TL96271 system.
The TL96271 also features unsurpassed range and HD audio with an equalizer function that includes four preset audio profiles to better match the user's preferences. For added convenience, the TL96271's Caller ID Announce feature helps users easily screen calls without picking up the handset, and push-to-talk (PTT) allows instant communication throughout the home. PTT enables instant voice delivery through the handset speakerphone for household and office announcements or for one-to-one conversations with someone in another room. The AT&T TL96271 cordless phone is available at telephones.att.com and at major retail stores such as Walmart, Best Buy and others.
AT&T CL82301: 2011's Best-Selling AT&T Cordless Phone Remains in the Lineup for 2012
With up to 45 percent farther range than similarly equipped phones, the AT&T CL82301 three-handset phone system offers versatility with capability to expand up to 12 handsets and provides speakerphone functionality on every handset for easier use. It features both Caller ID Announce, which helps identify callers audibly, and Caller ID on the handset display, ensuring there is no guesswork about incoming calls.
The CL82301 phone system also includes PTT functionality for instant communication within the home or business, making it ideal for home-based businesses, small offices and larger families. Other key features include storage of up to 50 names/numbers in the Caller ID history and up to 14 minutes of digital recording time. The AT&T CL82301 cordless phone is priced at $79.95 and comes in different bundles of two handsets (CL82201 at $59.95) and four handsets (CL82401 at $99.95). It is available at telephones.att.com and at major retail stores such as Target, Staples, Office Max and others.
AT&T CRL32102: Easy to Use and Enhanced Functionality
Headlining AT&T's Usability Series, the new CRL32102 makes it easier than ever for consumers to make the most of telephone technology with an intuitive interface, easy-to-read displays and special features that enable home phone use more comfortable and enjoyable. Blending style and simplicity, the CRL32102 brings an array of features that enhance the user experience, such as an audio boost feature that temporarily increases volume to 12db to better hear conversations in challenging environments, an ergonomic handset designed for comfort and better grip, a sizeable backlit keypad for easy dialing, and large LCDs on each handset to easily read Caller ID and the 50 names and numbers from the phonebook directory. The phone system also offers lighted visual ringers on the handset and base, and Caller ID Announce for visual and auditory call notification.
The CRL32102 is equipped with HD Audio, allows for the adjustment of hearing controls to match personal tastes via the four preset audio profiles in the equalizer, and features a comfortable ear seal on the handsets for optimal sound quality. Users can talk hands-free with the handset speakerphone on each of the handsets, and the system can expand to up to 12 handsets, ensuring a phone is accessible in any room of the house. The answering system on the base offers an intuitive interface for easy operation and features a slow playback function, which reduces the playback speed of voice messages by 30 percent.
The CRL32102 single-handset phone system is $49.95 and sold through Best Buy, and the CRL32202 two-handset phone system is $69.95 and sold at RadioShack.
Product highlights and retail availability for the AT&T 2012 phone line are as follows:
-- Bundled with base and two handsets
-- Dual Caller ID dial-in-base speakerphone
-- Make and receive both landline and cellular calls from any handset via
Connect to Cell technology
-- Virtual two-line phone system when using landline and cellphone access
through the system
-- Pair up to four BLUETOOTH devices
-- Download up to 6,000 entries from cellphone directory
-- Unsurpassed range
-- HD audio
-- Equalizer function with four preset audio profiles
-- Caller ID Announce
-- Push-to-talk for instant communication between handsets
-- Pre-dial text on handset display
-- High-contrast white backlight with black text
-- Backlit keypad
-- 200-name and number phonebook directory
-- 50-name and number Caller ID history**
-- 10-number redial memory
-- 7-day/7-hour battery performance
-- Expandable up to 12 handsets (uses TL90071)
-- Digital answering system:
-- ITAD accessible from handset
-- 14 minutes of record time
-- Large backlit 7-segment message counter
-- Available in May 2012 at all major retail stores including Walmart,
Target, Best Buy and others
-- MSRP: $89.95
-- Unsurpassed range
-- HD audio
-- Equalizer function with four preset audio profiles
-- Caller ID Announce
-- Push-to-talk for instant communication between handsets
-- Handset speakerphone
-- 50-name and number phonebook directory
-- 50-name and number Caller ID history**
-- Expandable up to 12 handsets (uses CL80101)
-- Digital answering system:
-- ITAD accessible from handset
-- 14 minutes record time
-- Large backlit 7-segment message counter
-- Available in Now at Target, Staples and Office Max
-- MSRP: $79.95
-- Caller ID announce
-- HD audio
-- Ergonomic handset
-- Audio boost for temporary 12db volume increase
-- Lighted visual ringer on handset and base
-- Equalizer with 4 preset audio profiles to match your hearing
-- Large backlit keypad
-- Large and comfortable ear seal for optimum sound quality
-- 50-name and number phonebook directory
-- Handset speakerphone
-- Expandable to 12 handsets (uses CRL30102)
-- Digital answering system:
-- Integrated telephone answering device (ITAD) accessible from handset
-- Slow play function to reduce playback speed by 30 percent
-- 14 minutes of record time
-- Large backlit 7-segment message counter
-- Available in May 2012 at Best Buy exclusively
-- MSRP: $49.95
For more product details and to view the full line of 2012 AT&T home phones, please visit: http://telephones.att.com.
About Advanced American Telephones
Advanced American Telephones (AAT) designs, manufactures and distributes AT&T-branded telephone products in the United States and Canada under a brand license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P. AAT is owned by VTech Holdings Ltd. VTech is a widely recognized leader in corded and cordless telephones.
Connect to Cell is a trademark of Advanced American Telephones.
The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Advanced American Telephones and its parent, VTech Holdings Limited, is under license. VTech Holdings Limited is a member of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
*Open range test was performed by Wyle Laboratories, an independent commercial test facility. "Up to 1,800 feet" cordless handset range refers to the maximum open field range.
**Use of Caller ID/Call Waiting features requires a subscription to Caller ID/Call Waiting services available through your local telephone company.
AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other ATT-related marks shown herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies and are used herein by permission. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. This press release is not issued by AT&T and AT&T and its affiliates assume no responsibility for the preparation, content or use of this announcement.
Media Contact: Ginny Walker
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Huntkey Introducing the X-MAN 90W Car Charger with Universal Notebook Adapter & USB 5V-2Ampere USB Power Port
Charging Mobile Devices, Notebooks and Tablet PCs on the Road
SHENZHEN, China, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group, a global professional power supply provider, is introducing their latest in-car power re-charge solution for USB powered devices and most notebooks available on the market today, the Huntkey X-MAN 90W Car Charger. Its compact and integrated design allows for a small size of 89 (l) x 52 (w) x 20 (h) mm (1.7 cm). As digital devices have entered our daily lives at an ever growing pace, and we are using them virtually all the time and everywhere, we have already entered an age of augmented reality where it becomes troublesome when we can't use those devices. Yet, exactly this happens quite frequently especially in a world where we are forced to be more and more mobile. In order to cope with this problem, Huntkey has developed the X-MAN 90W Car Charger allowing you to stay powered even on the move, eliminating the fear of suddenly being unconnected or not having your devices ready when needed. The 5V USB power port delivers 2 Ampere, whereas most others only support 1 Ampere. This in turn means that not only conventional mobile phones, multimedia devices and digital cameras are supported, but it also charges a wide range of currently available tablet PCs. With 8 exchangeable power-tips the Huntkey X-MAN Car Charger even includes a universal notebook adapter, making it a most flexible and versatile power charging solution for all your digital devices on the move.
Supported Notebooks include but are not restricted to: HP/Compaq, Acer/Gateway, Lenovo/Thinkpad, Toshiba, ASUS, SAMSUNG, Sony, Fujitsu and Dell.
To stay on the safe side, special protection precautions have been implemented such as Over-Voltage Protection (OVP), Over-Current Protection (OCP), Over-Temperature Protection (OTP) and Short-Circuit Protection (SCP).
-- Input Voltage:
11-16VDC -- Compact, integrated design;
-- Output Voltage: -- 5V-2.1A re-charging port for
Notebook : 18.5-20VDC--- -- "Plug-in" DC wire for easy
-4.61A MAX installation and space saving;
USB : 5.1VDC----2.1A MAX -- Multiple adapter porters for
connection with more than one
-- OCP, OVP, OTP, SCP and BOP
-- Output Power: 90W -- MTBF above 50,000Hrs;
Temperature: 0 Celsius to
With the Huntkey X-MAN 90W Car Charger you'll stay digitally powered even on the longest journeys.
For detailed specifications and other Huntkey products go to the official website at:
Huntkey Enterprise Group, founded in 1992, is a professional provider specialized in the development, design, manufacturing and marketing of power supplies. The products of Huntkey cover a wide variety, including power supplies (1W-250KW), power systems, computer cases, universal notebook adapters, chargers, power supply converters, power strips etc. The industrial parks of Huntkey in Shenzhen, Heyuan and Hefei, which cover a total area of over 750,000 square meters, are now the largest IT manufacturing base in China's mainland. Huntkey with over 8,000 employees has set up its branch companies in Hong Kong, Japan and Europe. Its clients are found all over the world in more than 30 countries and regions, including Lenovo, DELL, Bestbuy, Exper, Vestel, Positivo, Durama, Unicoba, DSG, HCL, Carrefour, FPT, Siragon, Olidata etc.
Car Town Zooms Into the Toy Aisle with GreenLight Collectibles
Cie Games' Popular Facebook Game Has New Toy Line Premiering This Fall
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cie Games, a successful social game developer and creator of the leading automotive-based Facebook game, Car Town, announced today a collaboration with GreenLight Collectibles, a premier manufacturer of high quality collectibles and specialty lines for INDYCAR and many others, to create and merchandise Car Town branded toy cars based on the popular game.
From classic and sporty to muscle cars, the toy line will feature something for every car enthusiast and Car Town fan. Some of the cars that will be released at launch include 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 1970 Plymouth Superbird, 2003 Jeep Wrangler, and 1957 Chevy Bel Air.
"Car Town's creative game play features and Cie Games' authentic approach to developing the vehicles and graphics within the game will translate very well to our new line of mini pull-back vehicles," commented Kevin Davey, Founder of GreenLight Collectibles. "Our two-speed pull-backs will bring the cars featured in the game to life with vehicles that are fun to play with and collect."
This marks the entrance of Cie Games into a new market and signals its crossover from social game to consumer products which a select few social games have managed to do. The extension into merchandising and consumer products will lend additional branding/licensing opportunities in the future, providing more presence of Car Town in the consumer marketplace and widening Car Town's existing customer base.
"We are thrilled to team up with GreenLight Collectibles which has worked with the biggest automotive brands and franchises to design the new toy line," said Dennis Suggs, President, Cie Games. "The release of the toy line is a testament to the reach of the Car Town brand."
With more than 40 million drivers rolling in since launch, Car Town is one of the most in-demand games available on Facebook. In Car Town, players can collect and customize virtual cars, build their dream garage and race against friends.
Additional information on the toy line will be shared closer to the release scheduled for Fall 2012. For news and updates, check out http://www.cartown.com.
About GreenLight® Collectibles
GreenLight® Collectibles is a premier manufacturer and marketer of officially licensed, authentic die-cast replica vehicles and other automotive related products. GreenLight die-cast replicas are produced in 1:18, 1:24, 1:43 and 1:64 scale and are officially licensed by top brand licensors including General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Group LLC, Carroll Shelby Licensing, Sony Pictures, CBS, Universal Studios, Summit Entertainment, Mecum Auto Auctions, IZOD IndyCar Series, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Grand-Am Road Racing Association and others.
About Cie Games
Cie Games is a leading publisher and developer of social and mobile games. Its popular game Car Town is the first Facebook game built around brands, has attracted more than 40 million players. Cie Games has developed licensing, advertising and marketing partnerships and integrations with more than 30 major companies and brands, including NASCAR, General Motors, Honda, Toyota, Ferrari, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment and others. Cie Games is based in Long Beach, California.
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iQmetrix Unveils Solutions That Bring Online and Mobile Experiences In-Store
Interactive, Flexible and Engaging Applications for Retailers and Consumers Highlighted at CTIA 2012
NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA Booth #1432 -- iQmetrix, the leading provider of retail management software for the North American wireless industry, today announced three new retail solutions that bring elements of the online shopping experience into the physical store: XQ Interactive Retail(TM) AppStream(TM), XQ Interactive Retail Browse(TM) for iPad®, and Pocket RQ(TM) Inventory.
Online and mobile shopping have changed the way consumers research, compare and purchase products. To stay competitive, retailers must provide an omni-channel experience: offering the information, convenience, and user interface consumers expect from online and mobile channels - all within the store. iQmetrix's three new solutions provide retailers with tools to engage customers, boost sales and manage inventory, while also creating a unique overall shopping experience.
XQ AppStream - a new consumer-facing application of the XQ Interactive Retail SaaS solution that displays a variety of mobile appson an interactive touchscreen interface.With the increasing number of smartphone applications available, it's difficult for consumers to choose new apps. With XQ AppStream, consumers can select an app to learn more about it and/or scan a QR code to download the app to their mobile devices while in the store.
-- Enables consumers to browse smartphone applications through an
interactive interface. With XQ AppStream, retailers can curate apps
according to themes and uniquely display them, thus becoming a "trusted
advisor" or source of recommendations for consumers.
-- Engages consumers in-store by providing them with an entertaining
experience and educational product content.
-- Attracts consumers into the store and creates customer loyalty by
displaying apps, clustered according to areas of interest. Staff picks
encourage customers to return to the store to see which apps are most
XQ Browse for iPad - a virtual product catalog that offers in-depth information on available devices, rate plans, accessories and feature add-ons via an in-store touchscreen display or handheld tablet. Now available for iPad, XQ Browse gives retailers even more flexibility for empowering customers and staff with on-demand product information.
-- Provides retailers with a mobile sales aid and training tool. Staff can
carry the iPad with them anywhere in the store to walk consumers through
product and feature options. The application also keeps all parties
updated on new product releases and specs.
-- Offers flexible display options that include hand-held cases, counter
displays and free standing kiosks.
-- Digitally extends retail shelf space, allowing retailers to digitally
display their entire product line and keeping more products in the back.
This maximizes floor space and helps decrease inventory loss.
-- Provides an in-depth shopping experience by providing consumers with the
ability to browse product catalogs, compare products and make an
informed purchase decision.
-- Creates a unique shopping experience, allowing consumers to drill down
through available products and features and build a shopping list,
selecting a device, rate plan, features, and accessories. Consumers can
either send their shopping list to the point-of-sale for convenient
checkout or scan a system-generated QR code to save their shopping list
to their smartphone.
PocketRQ Inventory - allows retail staff to efficiently perform inventory counts by scanning items in the back of house and checking stock availability while in the front of house.
-- Increases sales and speeds up customer service by providing salespeople
with the ability to quickly check inventory stock for requested items,
increasing customer satisfaction.
-- Maintains a constant presence on the sales floor by providing staff with
the tools they need to check stock up front. More importantly, it keeps
them accessible to customers as they do so.
-- Reduces error-prone and time-consuming inventory counts by allowing
employees to quickly and accurately count serialized and non-serialized
products, eliminating errors and re-counts.
-- Provides staff with the power to regularly count inventory, thus
reducing losses due to theft and inventory shrinkage.
"iQmetrix develops solutions that create an omni-channel shopping experience to empower retailers, while providing the consumer with a consistent shopping experience across online, mobile and in-store channels," said Christopher Krywulak, iQmetrix President and CEO. "These interactive solutions deliver a unique experience to the customer, and provide a flexible, streamlined and efficient workflow for retail staff - ultimately increasing ROI and customer loyalty."
iQmetrix will be signing up Beta users at CTIA in advance of the products' June 2012 Beta Launch.
Social Media Resources
-- XQ Interactive Retail YouTube Video
-- Blog Posts:?www.iqmetrix.com/industry-news-and-views
-- Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/iQmetrix
At iQmetrix, we are passionate about retail. Our purpose is to create great experiences for retailers, their employees and the end consumer. Our products bridge the gap between physical and virtual retail channels, offering the latest in retail management and customer experience technology. XQ Interactive Retail brings elements of online and mobile shopping experiences into the physical store to engage and educate shoppers during the purchase process. RQ4 Retail Management is a complete system for managing all aspects of a store chain operation, including POS, ERP, inventory and HR. When integrated specifically for wireless retailers, XQ and RQ allow users to effectively manage back-of-house operations and the in-store customer experience. Founded in 1999, iQmetrix is a privately-held software as a service (SaaS) company with offices in Canada and the United States. http://www.iQmetrix.com
Marvell Announces Enhanced LTE-PON Platform for Service Providers
End-to-end solution delivers superior quality of experience for the connected lifestyle
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Extending its always-on, connected lifestyle vision to next-generation networks,Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) today announced an end-to-end, enhanced LTE-PON platform designed to facilitate fast and efficient end-user access to home and public cloud content. In a world where consumers rely more and more on cloud access from multiple locations and during transit, Marvell's LTE platform is designed to ensure optimum data processing, transfer and storage, ultimately allowing service providers to deliver on next-generation performance promises. Marvell will demonstrate the solution this week by appointment at Interop 2012 in Las Vegas.
"Marvell's new LTE platform raises the bar and defines a new standard for quality of experience," said Paul Valentine, vice president of marketing for the Cloud Services and Infrastructure (CSI) Business Unit of Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. "In its vision of the connected lifestyle, Marvell is committed to providing a comprehensive technological foundation for a range of services and applications. We understand that consumers will use their LTE devices to access data-intensive content on multiple clouds from wherever they are. Marvell positions service providers to support these demands - creating a significant competitive advantage."
The Marvell® LTE platform is a complete package for home cloud gateways, cell sites, mobile backhaul, serving gateways, optical transport, and content, media and storage servers - all of which offer complete LTE software ecosystem support for Marvell's ARM-based eNodeB, EPC and UE solutions. Above all, the platform is designed to exceed industry standards for speed, performance, capacity and scalability.
The home cloud component is comprised of Marvell'sAvanta® Universal PON highly integrated gateway, Avastar(TM) Beamforming WLAN and the PXA flexible LTE world modem, which was announced at Mobile World Congress in February.Avanta is the first single-chip, standard product supporting GPON, EPON, China-EPON and point-to-point Metro Ethernet Access (MEA). Avanta isa highly-integrated gateway solution supporting a new generation of connected TV's, enhanced video on demand and real time content streaming.Featuring a single chip architecture, the LTE modem enables the latest LTE, TDD-LTE, FDD-LTE, WB-CDMA, TD-SCDMA and EGPRS technologies for true global mobile coverage and category four speeds of up to 150 megabits-per-second on the downlink.
For LTE cell sites, Marvell employs its renowned ARMADA® XP chipset with its multi-core ARM processor and complete software support for layer one-to-three protocols and applications. The LTE Serving Gateway is also powered by multi-core ARM evolved packet core (EPC) service processors. Features include scalable solutions for small cells to macro cells (Femto, Pico, Micro and Macro), complete software ecosystem support for serving gateways, packet data networking gateways, mobility management and interoperability with operator UE devices, supporting six to ten million subscribers.
LTE mobile backhaul is powered by Marvell's Xelerated® programmable packet processors and switches for easy migration from legacy PTN to IP-RAN; flexible and robust OAM support; comprehensive, five-level hierarchical quality of service (QoS); and deterministic scaling from cell-site to multi terabit chassis aggregation. Marvell's Prestera® chipset supports optical transport with multi-port 100G and single-chip multi-terabit switches for OTN transport back to the data center gateway.
Finally, ARMADA, Xelerated and Prestera together offer public-cloud solutions for content, media and storage servers. These efficient, low-power processors and switches are designed to support the explosive growth of mobile subscribers and machine-to-machine clients for content and media delivery as well as Hadoop(TM) and memcached storage servers for acceleration and cloud-caching, and finally programmable switching for server and storage load-balancing.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions. Marvell's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home and storage networking. As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit Marvell.com.
Marvell, the M logo, ARMADA, Prestera, Xelerated, and Avanta are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Avastar is a trademark of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
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Marvell Media Relations
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Tel: 408-222-2187 Tel: 408-222-0950
Mobiles Republic Launches New Design for Appy Geek and Glam Life, Including New Photo and Video Galleries Glam Life Makes its Debut on iPad
BOSTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobiles Republic, a leading publisher of applications for smartphones, tablets and connected devices, today announces the releases of Appy Geek 2.0 for Android Smartphone and iPhone, and Glam Life 2.0 for Android Smartphone, iPhone and iPad. This announcement follows the March release of News Republic 2.0, and marks the premiere of Glam Life on the iPad platform.
Appy Geek and Glam Life, specifically designed for technology enthusiasts and celebrity/fashion newshounds respectively, have been revamped with a more elegant, mosaic-based interface and several new features, including photo and video galleries, enhanced customization options and a social media feature that allows users to express their "moods" about the articles as they read.
"We are very encouraged by the positive feedback that News Republic 2.0 has received for its elegant design, improved interface and robust feature set, and expect the new releases of Appy Geek and Glam Life to strike a similar chord," said Gilles Raymond, CEO of Mobiles Republic. "The launch of Glam Life2.0 for the iPad is also an exciting milestone for the company, and we look forward to introducing the app to a whole new audience of fashionistas and celebrity watchers."
Appy Geek is a free news aggregate app that was specially designed for technology enthusiasts, delivering thousands of full articles each day from leading tech blogs and sites, including T3, TabTimes, Tech Radar, The Next Web, Tom's Hardware and many more. The app allows users to create customized "myNews" channels that filter this mass of information down to their exact topics of interest (ex. "Ice Cream Sandwich," "Windows 8," "Kindle Fire").
Glam Life is a free app that delivers breaking celebrity news and gossip, fashion scoops and glamour tips from a variety of blogs and news outlets, including Disneyrollergirl, Fashion TV, HitFix, The Daily Muse, WENN and many more. Like Appy Geek, the app allows users to create customized "myNews" channels in order to filter news related to their favorite celebrity/fashion topics (ex. "Brad Pitt," "Dior collection," "Miami parties").
Appy Geek and Glam Life 2.0 features include:
-- Completely redesigned interface: simpler, cleaner and smarter than
-- Brand new photo and video galleries
-- New "Moods" category that allows you to express their feelings on any
topic and read the articles with the most reactions
-- Custom alerts on all your favorite topics
-- Even easier personalization: search and add new topics to your homepage
in a heartbeat
-- Option to filter any news channel by "date", "moods" or "videos only"
-- Ability to select and unselect news sources for all your channels and
for "All news"
-- TagNav(TM)-driven "Word Clouds" that help you to research topics related
to your favorite articles
-- Links to other stories and videos related to the article you just read
-- Social media optimization that lets you share articles via email,
Twitter or Facebook
Both apps are available for free download in the "News" section of iTunes Appstore and the "News & Magazines" category on Google Play.
Founded in 2008, Mobiles Republic quickly established a reputation for innovation and excellence in developing successful apps for the smartphone market as well as award winning apps for feature phones including the prestigious Sony Ericsson Content Award. Mobiles Republic has developed TagNav(C), a semantic search and semantic targeting solution that powers its News Republic, Appy Geek, Biz Report and Glam Life applications. The company has expanded rapidly and has established strong relationships with leading publishers, global media brands and handset manufacturers as well as extensive partnerships with mobile network operators. Mobiles Republic applications are preloaded on Samsung Mobile, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets in several regions. You can follow News Republic on Facebook and Twitter.
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CONTACT: Mark Prindle, Fusion PR for Mobiles Republic, +1-212-651-4223, email@example.com