Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Earns Industry Honors
Recent Recognition Includes CES 2012 Innovations Honoree, PC Magazine's Best Products of 2011 and Top 25 in PC World's 100 Best Products of 2011
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of intelligent wireless solutions, today announced that its line of 4G MiFi® Intelligent Mobile Hotspots is collecting some of the highest honors from the industry's most reputable organizations. The 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has been recognized as a CES 2012 Innovations Award Honoree in the Computer Accessories category, PC World's top 25 100 Best Products of 2011 in the Networking/Wireless category and PC Magazine's Best Products of 2011 in the Mobile Devices, Cellular Modem category. These awards and honors add to the growing list of industry recognition and accolades for the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot.
The MiFi platform represents the industry's first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot; a new category of mobile broadband devices that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in the palm of their hand. The MiFi platform, now with 4G mobile broadband speeds, creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices such as laptops, tablets, gaming devices and multimedia players. The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot serves as an intelligent, open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications and is flexible enough to address the continued evolution of mobile broadband.
"We are honored to have our 4G MiFi devices recognized by such widely respected organizations," said Rob Hadley, CMO of Novatel Wireless. "These awards add to a growing list of accolades showcasing the MiFi devices excellent performance, ease-of-use, added functionality and industrial design. We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to delivering innovative and best-in-class mobile broadband solutions to our customers."
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity. The company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Product lines include MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspots, Ovation USB modems, Expedite embedded modules, Enfora smart M2M modules, and Enfora integrated M2M solutions. These innovative products provide anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit http://www.nvtl.com. (NVTLG)
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.
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Populis Ranked Number 7 Fastest Growing Technology Company on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011
LONDON, November 28, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Populis today announced that it ranked seventh on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500
EMEA 2011, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are
based on percentage revenue growth over five years (http://www.populis.com).
As Europe's largest producer of vertical content online Populis has enjoyed double
digit revenue growth since 2006, which on average has doubled each year culminating in
2010 revenues of 57.7 Million Euros. Innovation in online publishing practices has also
resulted in a steady growth of traffic and content production.
The Group, which owns and operates over 600 websites through its media brands Excite
Europe, Better Deals, Blogo and Blogosfere, as well as 700,000 websites in the mokono
network, drives over 35 million unique users every month to its portfolio of web
Producing over 35,000 items of content with a blended business model of quality,
crowdsourced content on demand via its platform Populis Create, and premium content on
some of Europe's top professional blogs and vertical websites, its growing network of
media properties is attracting ever more attention from consumers and advertisers alike.
Luca Ascani, Chairman and Co Founder of Populis, said, "We are absolutely delighted to
be included in the top 10 of this year's Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA.
"It is a huge honour for us, and great recognition for the entire team that has worked
so hard to make Populis the leading next generation media company. We're looking forward
to an exciting 2012 as the market continues to present us with new challenges and
"Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today's highly competitive
technology industry," said David Halstead, Deloitte United Kingdom, partner in charge of
the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme. "We congratulate Populis on being one of
the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region. Achieving sustained revenue
growth over five years is a tremendous achievement. Populis's phenomenal growth puts it in
In addition to ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Populis ranked number one
in the Irish Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing
technology firms in Ireland.
Overall, companies that ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2011 programme
had an average growth rate of 1,287% percent.
Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50
programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company
database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had
base-year operating revenues of at least EUR50,000 and current-year operating revenues of
at least EUR800,000.
Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a
"technology company," defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology
that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or
manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the
research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way
does not qualify.
About Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the region's most objective industry-ranking
standard to focus on the technology field and recognizes technology companies that have
achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during
the past five years. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid
growth, Fast 500 companies - large, small, public and private - span a variety of industry
sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors, internet, media,
life sciences and emerging areas, such as clean technology.
The programme is supported by the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 initiatives, which rank
high growth technology companies by location or specifically defined geographic area and
is run by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited's Technology, Media & Telecommunications
(TMT) global industry group. Co-sponsors include Taylor Wessing, a leading International
law firm with a focus on the industries of tomorrow, and Fidelity Growth Partners Europe,
a venture and growth capital investor which backs entrepreneur with aspiration for
greatness in the IT and clean technology sectors across Europe.
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company limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally
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member firms in more than 140 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep
local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's approximately
170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.
Populis is one of Europe's fastest growing digital media companies (GP Bullhound Media
Momentum Awards 2010, 2011) and European leader in the production of multilingual vertical
content. Populis crowdsources, distributes and monetizes over 35,000 items of compelling
content in 8 languages per month for a vibrant network of 600 fully owned and operated
blogs, websites and web portals including Excite Europe, Better Deals, Blogo, Blogosfere
and over 700,000 sites in the mokono network.
Populis is a pan-European company with a team of over 130 working across offices in
Ireland, Italy and Germany; active in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain,
Sweden, US, Australia, Russia and Brazil.
DAB will benefit from this upgrade with newly introduced capabilities in NICE
Interactions Management, including enhanced compliance and risk management and increased
enterprise readiness. As new compliance and risk management needs have arisen for the
company, they are now able to retain interactions for up to 10 years. Furthermore, NICE
Interaction Management supports complex virtualization requirements and has VMWare
Ready[TM]status to support DAB's specific virtual environment needs. It features an
advanced and easy deployment facility which enabled a 'click and go' software upgrade that
took less than eight hours to complete with no data loss.
Stephan Jauch, Manager IT Operations, at DAB Bank AG said, "We decided to upgrade our
existing NICE implementation to provide us with a robust and highly reliable call
recording [http://www.nice.com/operational-efficiency/call-center-recording ] solution
that will help us improve our compliance adherence. Based on the benefits we have
experienced for many years with NICE, we believe that the new capabilities in NICE
Interaction Management will help us achieve these goals. After completing implementation
and starting production, we have found the solution to be a very reliable system that is
supported by a highly dedicated and professional team."
"With the new version of NICE Interaction Management for our virtualized environment,
we are confident that we can adhere to external regulatory and internal compliance
requirements. The solution will enable us to keep all needed interactions for extremely
long periods of time. NICE is unique in providing such an advanced and smart retention
mechanism that requires no quality assurance," added NAME.
Ad Ketelaars, President of NICE EMEA, said, "We are pleased to provide the solutions
to enhance DAB's compliance recording needs. The selection of the latest capabilities of
NICE Interaction Management reflects the importance and relevance of the solution's new
capabilities for ensuring compliance, as well as support for new contact center
architectures, increased enterprise readiness, and enhanced scalability with high
availability. The combination of these capabilities makes NICE a natural choice for
Europe's leading organizations who face increased competition and regulation and at the
same time want to improve operational efficiency and compliance while decreasing costs."
The NICE Enterprise offering addresses the needs of customer-centric businesses with
intent-based solutions that optimize. Driven by real-time, cross-channel analytics, NICE
provides solutions for increasing revenue, enhancing customer experience, improving
regulatory compliance, and optimizing contact center and back office operations
[http://www.nice.com/back-office ]. NICE Enterprise solutions are implemented by contact
centers of all sizes, branches, trading floors and back offices.
About DAB bank
DAB bank is a direct bank specializing in securities-related services. It operates in
Germany and -- through its subsidiary direktanlage.at -- also in Austria. It offers a wide
range of products and services targeted to investors, traders and asset managers. As of
June 30, 2011, the DAB bank Group administered a total of 621,128 securities accounts
comprising customer assets of EUR27.08 billion. Headquartered in Munich, DAB bank was
founded in 1994 as Germany's first discount broker. For more information visit http://www.dab-bank.de
NICE (NASDAQ: NICE), is the worldwide leader of intent-based solutions that capture and
analyze interactions and transactions, realize intent, and extract and leverage insights
to deliver impact in real time. Driven by cross-channel and multi-sensor analytics, NICE
solutions enable organizations to improve business performance, increase operational
efficiency, prevent financial crime, ensure compliance, and enhance safety and security.
NICE serves over 25,000 organizations in the enterprise and security sectors, representing
a variety of sizes and industries in more than 150 countries, and including over 80 of the
Fortune 100 companies. http://www.nice.com.
Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NICE
Systems. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of
NICE Systems' marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks.
This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements,
including the statements by Messer Ketelaars, are based on the current expectations of the
management of NICE-Systems Ltd. (the Company) only, and are subject to a number of risks
and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to
differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of
the global economic environment on the Company's customer base (particularly financial
services firms) and the resulting uncertainties; changes in technology and market
requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop
and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in
absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss
of market share; pressure on pricing resulting from competition; and inability to maintain
certain marketing and distribution arrangements. For a more detailed description of the
risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed
from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's
Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release
are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to
update or revise them, except as required by law.
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RADCOM Expands Deployment of its Mobile Data Service Assurance Solution With an APAC Service Provider
TEL AVIV, Israel, November 28, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
RADCOM Ltd. (NASDAQ: RDCM) a leading network Service Assurance provider, today
announced an expansion of a transaction with a major operator in APAC, a member of an
international telephony group. This expansion order was received a short time after the
successful deployment of the initial system ordered from RADCOM. The contract expansion is
valued at $1.25 million dollars.
The Mobile Broadband market is rapidly expanding. As more and more customers use
sophisticated devices such as tablets, Smartphones, 3G data card and notebooks, the
demands for bandwidth rises. There is an exponential growth in the use of smartphone users
in this operator's network, with extremely high bandwidth usage. Consequently, this
satisfied RADCOM customer chose to expand their deployment of RADCOM's Customer Experience
Management Solution in order to continue to deliver a high level of customer service in
this challenging network environment. Using RADCOM's scalable solution they expect to be
able to meet both today's bandwidth demands, as well as those of the future.
"We are excited to continue to provide Customer Experience Management solutions to
this satisfied customer." said Yoram Sherman RADCOM's VP Sales Asia-Pacific. "Once again,
this expansion has proved that our customers are satisfied with RADCOM's solution for
data-heavy networks with high bandwidth usage, as yet another customer returns to RADCOM
for additional purchases of our solutions."
RADCOM develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative network test and
service monitoring solutions for communications service providers and equipment vendors.
The Company specializes in next-generation Cellular as well as IMS, Voice, Data and VoIP
networks. Its solutions are used in the development and installation of network equipment
and in the maintenance of operational networks. The Company's products facilitate fault
management, network service performance monitoring and analysis, troubleshooting and
pre-mediation. RADCOM's shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol
RDCM. For more information, please visit http://www.RADCOM.com.
Risks Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements made herein that use the words "estimate," "project," "intend,"
"expect," "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that
could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of RADCOM to be materially
different from those that may be expressed or implied by such statements, including, among
others, changes in general economic and business conditions and specifically, decline in
the demand for RADCOM's products, inability to timely develop and introduce new
technologies, products and applications, and loss of market share and pressure on prices
resulting from competition. For additional information regarding these and other risks and
uncertainties associated with RADCOM's business, reference is made to RADCOM's reports
filed from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. RADCOM
does not undertake to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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Amdocs Unveils Industry-First, Pre-Integrated Offering for Rapid Creation and Monetization of New Data Services in 3G and LTE Networks
Amdocs Data Experience Solution delivers pre-configured, out-of-the-box market offers in an integrated hardware and software system
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amdocs (NYSE: DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, today unveiled the Amdocs Data Experience Solution, a unique offering that revolutionizes how service providers can rapidly deploy innovative new data services to improve the customer experience and accelerate data services monetization.
A unified hardware and software system, the Amdocs Data Experience Solution pre-integrates a policy control and charging engine with product catalog and subscriber management functions, and the necessary business support, network interfaces, and pre-configured business processes, to deliver specific, out-of-the-box market offers. Carrier-grade and performance tested, the solution's underlying product technologies have been production-proven in leading service provider networks serving more than 100 million mobile subscribers.
The Amdocs Data Experience Solution features single, synchronized service definition and creation through the Amdocs Enterprise Product Catalog, enabling rapid configuration and extension of pre-configured market offers. It leverages the market leading network and policy control assets of Bridgewater Systems, including standards-based interfaces and multi-vendor interoperability for ease of deployment into 3G and LTE network environments. Productized APIs (application programming interfaces) enable a single point of integration into provisioning, notification, billing and self-care environments.
The Amdocs Data Experience Solution provides an innovative approach to the aggressive time-to-market needs of mobile service providers with pre-configured market offers including:
-- Pay-Per-Use: Convenient access to data services that are paid for as
they are consumed (as opposed to a monthly plan).
-- Data Pass: Temporary data access that can be offered and provisioned
quickly, such as a 24-hour roaming data pass.
-- Bill Shock Prevention: A personal usage limit with advance notifications
that can be easily set by customers for increased transparency and data
-- Up-sell Capabilities: Temporary add-on services that can be
automatically offered and provisioned, such as data roaming or bandwidth
boost, to increase ARPU.
-- Shared Wallet: A common data quota that can be shared across a family or
enterprise with unused quota diverted across plan members and devices in
-- Tiered Services: Innovative data plans based on a combination of time,
volume and application that provide new monetization capabilities (for
example, targeted social networking or business data plans).
In addition, Amdocs is the only vendor to provideproven, market-leading network control and subscriber management capabilities pre-integrated and configured, including:
-- WiFi Offload: Transparent offloading from 3G to WiFi which allows
service providers to better manage network congestion.
-- LTE Data: Support for next generation 4G services that feature
guaranteed quality of service for a superior data experience.
"The Amdocs Data Experience Solution represents a new category of solution that will transform the way operators monetize data services," said Ari Banerjee, senior analyst, Heavy Reading. "The pre-integrated product capabilities and market offers are what make this solution so unique. Based on recent research, we identified that isolated functions such as product catalog, policy management, online charging, real-time mediation and subscriber data management need to come together. The Amdocs Data Experience Solution combines all of these to enable operators to roll-out new market offers quickly and cost effectively, while balancing network resources."
"The Amdocs Data Experience Solution gives service providers a significant data monetization advantage that goes well beyond simple integration of policy and charging," said Ed Ogonek, general manager of the Data Experience Product Business Unit at Amdocs. "The single, rapidly deployable system incorporates a common service definition framework with pre-configured, extensible market offers for rapid service differentiation."
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Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation. The company combines business and operational support systems, service delivery platforms, proven services and deep industry expertise to enable service providers and their customers to do more in the connected world. Amdocs' offerings help service providers explore new business models, differentiate through personalized customer experiences and streamline operations. A global company with revenue of approximately $3.2 billion in fiscal 2011, Amdocs has over 19,000 employees and serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://www.amdocs.com.
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This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010, filed on December 7, 2010 and our quarterly 6-K filed forms furnished on February 8, May 11 and August 8, 2011.
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The 2011 study has 971 pages and 255 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised
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implement more cost efficient IT systems. Transaction process and Internet workload
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using cloud computing.
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is evolving rapidly. Data centers have to meet ever increasing demands with flat budgets.
IBM System z delivers a unique hybrid computing model.
IBM zEnterprise 196 allows data centers to optimize workload deployment on best fit
technologies with a common management infrastructure. It works for both mainframe and
distributed system resources. zLinux is positioned to drive down overall costs. This model
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positioned for use by the line of business. It enables fast and flexible delivery of new
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are benefiting from the reliability, availability and serviceability of IBM System z
servers. z/VM offers platforms for consolidating select UNIX(TM), Windows(TM), and Linux
workloads on a single physical server."
Virtualization software for a cloud service market forecasts indicate that markets at
$5.8 billion in 2010 are anticipated to reach $16 billion by 2017.
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Designed to help app developers get users' attention, buzzdoes is a
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New branch offers multimedia solutions to Korean mobile handset customers
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that provides solutions enabling high quality video and audio on any mobile platform, announced today the opening of a new branch in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The branch will advance VisualOn's capabilities in providing high-quality mobile multimedia services to leading mobile handset manufacturers in the Asian market.
The branch plans to increase its headcount in 2012 to address the rising industry demand for high-quality audio and video solutions across the mobile ecosystem. This branch will be expanding VisualOn's international presence which includes Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; Europe and their Silicon Valley headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
The branch will be led by YG Jung, country manager, who will be responsible for sales, project execution and partner relationships for the region. "We understand South Korea is an integral part of the mobile industry," said Jung. "I'm looking forward to bringing VisualOn's depth of knowledge and experience in mobile multimedia delivery to the region."
"There is tremendous growth potential for VisualOn as some of the most successful mobile manufacturers are based in South Korea," said Yang Cai, CEO of VisualOn. "Our presence and expertise in media solutions will bridge the gap between mobile device manufacturing and the consumer demand for high-quality audio and video on any smartphone."
VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley based multimedia software company that enables rich entertainment experiences across smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected TVs and other mobile and convergent devices. VisualOn's unique patent-pending technology is designed to be platform agnostic for ease of integration, with optimized quality, performance, and minimal power consumption. Integration of digital rights management (DRM) is secure and efficient. VisualOn supports streaming, VOD, mobile TV and other multimedia applications with quality levels rivaling hardware based solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.visualon.com.
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SharePointAce Develops New Windows Phone 7 SDK for AdHaven
Groundbreaking Business Software Enables Use of 4INFO's AdHaven Mobile Ad Platform on Windows Phone 7 Apps.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MICROSOFT Partner consulting firm SharePointAce has developed a Windows Phone 7 (WP7) software development kit (SDK) for mobile ad company 4INFO. The innovative new software will enable use of 4INFO's AdHaven Mobile Ad Platform via Windows Phone 7 Apps.
Founded in 2005, 4INFO is the market leader in SMS ad space with roughly 3,000 publishers using its msgHaven platform. The publishing platform helps marketers manage their SMS content and delivery, and MsgHaven currently logs approximately 400 million text messages per month. Volumes have more than doubled over the past year, according to industry statistics.
"Creation of this new software development kit for 4INFO is a major contribution to the mobile advertising industry and signals not only our acknowledged expertise in SharePoint 2010--but also our growing competence in WP7 development," says SharePointAce managing partner Oscar Medina.
"Virtually any business can find vast benefits in mobile advertising--from local retailers announcing sales or offering coupons to national brands targeting the broadest possible demographic," notes Medina.
SharePointAce's client base includes Exponential Interactive, Microsoft, Wells Fargo and Symantec.
Based in Lafayette, California SharePointAce focuses its services on social portals, intranets-extranets based on SharePoint 2010 and related technologies, mobile portal access via iPad, iPhone and Windows Phone 7, business intelligence, enterprise search and Business Process Management. Visit them online at http://www.SharePointAce.com or call (888) 872-9742 x101.
NATO Serious Game for Maritime Interdiction Operations Unlocks Mobile Potential
LONDON, November 27, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
A NATO commissioned serious game is the first of its kind to be scheduled for
large-scale deployment on Android and iOS mobile devices. It will be used by military
personnel in operational areas throughout the world. The serious game, developed
completely in VBSWorlds, a Caspian Learning/Bohemia Interactive Simulations product, will
be on show at the I/ITSEC conference in Florida this week.
A serious game commissioned by NATO and designed to improve the effectiveness of
personnel during Maritime Interdiction Operations will be available to view at the I/ITSEC
conference in Florida this week.
The serious game, created by Caspian Learning with their powerful military simulation
software [http://www.vbsworlds.com ], VBSWorlds, has been designed specifically to operate
within NATO's Nexus Virtual World platform.
By developing the serious game within the NATO virtual world, instructors and students
are able to access collaborative areas, virtual classrooms and other online content as
part of their learning experience. This potentially saves time and precious resources by
reusing COTS technology and reduces the need to travel between institutions to enjoy and
collaborate within the same learning environment.
The finished serious game can be deployed not only to PC and web but also to handheld
mobile devices including windows based devices, iOS and Android, leaving the choice of
technology to the student or institution whilst retaining all of the content and
experience across all platforms.
Several versions of the game, including the mobile version, will be shown off at the
Bohemia Interactive Stand (booth 1040) at I/ITSEC by Caspian Learning throughout the week.
Lee Rushworth, a spokesman for Caspian Learning said, "I/ITSEC is the perfect platform
to showcase this exciting demo and we can't wait to show it off. What better place to show
off one of the most exciting developments in rapid, handheld military simulations than at
the world's largest simulation and training conference?"
The mobile version of the 'Borders Ahoy' simulation will be available to view and play
all week at booth 1040.
About Caspian Learning
Caspian Learning are a multi award-winning serious games
[http://www.caspianlearning.co.uk ] technology and design company. Formed in 2002, they are
the developer of the acclaimed Thinking Worlds, whose globally unique technology allows
instructional designers to create fully immersive 3D sims & games at costs previously
restricted to 2D development. They are the global leader in the use of 3D games and
simulations [http://www.thinkingworlds.com ] technology for performance improvement,
having developed over 100 sims or games for clients all over the world including IBM, BBC,
QinetiQ, Accenture, Volvo, the Ministry of Defence and the European Union among others.
Stop by at I/ITSEC booth #1040 for all your game-based simulation and training
About VBS2 v2.0
VBS2 is a game-based virtual training solution suited for collective military tactical
training and mission rehearsal. VBS2 is an "open platform" that provides scenario editors,
run-time scenario editing, after-action review and content development capability in
addition to a highly realistic multiparticipant virtual environment. VBS2 is a virtual
sandbox that is employed daily by all ABCA Armies and most other premier military forces,
and VBS2 training courses are available.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Boosts Latest Mars Rover to the Red Planet
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne demonstrated the consistent reliability of its power and propulsion systems by successfully boosting the Mars Science Laboratory rover, which will travel to the red planet to assess its habitability. The mission launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida by a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine, and the Centaur upper stage is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10 engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has powered 14 successful launches this year with payloads that included humans; cargo; and satellites vital to space exploration, worldwide communication, navigation, defense, research and development, and weather prediction. RD AMROSS LLC is a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne and NPO Energomash.
"This successful launch adds to the decades and decades of reliability that the RL10 has shown in placing payloads into space," said Jim Maus, director, hypersonic & expendable propulsion programs, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. "Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne remains committed to 100 percent mission success, and we look forward to working with our partners in future missions."
"The Mars Science Laboratory marks another step in our collective quest for knowledge about Mars and its habitability; RD AMROSS is proud that the RD-180 booster engine contributed toward its successful launch," said Bill Parsons, president and CEO of RD AMROSS.
The rover, named Curiosity, is expected to land on Mars in August and operate for at least one Martian year, or 686 Earth days. During that time, the rover will assess whether the red planet is, or ever was able to support microbial life. Curiosity will also analyze samples scooped up from the soil and drilled powders from rocks. The rover will be more than five times as massive, carry more than 10 times the mass of scientific instruments as rovers Spirit and Opportunity, and explore a greater range than any previous Mars rover.
The Atlas V Centaur upper stage is powered by a single RL10A4-2 engine that delivers 22,300 pounds of thrust. The Atlas V Common Core booster is powered by the RD-180 engine and delivers nearly 1 million pounds of thrust. The RS-180 is the only liquid oxygen/kerosene fueled engine with an oxygen-rich staged-combustion cycle flying in the United States today.
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial applications, including engines for launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic engines. Behind its successful designs, manufacturing processes, and hardware are Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's research and development engineers, who solve tough problems in extreme environments. For more information, go to http://www.PrattWhitneyRocketdyne.com. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/pwrocketdyne and http://www.facebook.com/pwrocketdyne.
Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and commercial building industries.
SOURCE Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
CONTACT: Erin Dick, +1-818-586-4977, Erin.email@example.com; Carri Karuhn, +1-818-586-4963, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Quality Free Holiday Music Plus More Free Music Downloads from PumpYouUp.com
DALLAS, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Announcing http://www.pumpyouup.com has released their Winter/Holiday collection of free music downloads. The collection includes a variety of dubstep, dubstyle, pop, trance, house, techno, and general electronica.
Our popular electronica:
Theory Of Motion, Free Trance
Caramel, Free Electronica
Filthy on the Beat, Free Dubstep
Lazer Love Affair, Free House Music
Abstract Eyes, Free Electronica
Subsect, Free Dubstep
Dance Floor Duty, Free Electronica
Wonky Step, Free Dubstep
Dutch Waves, Free House Music
Is Your Mind Muddy, Free Techno
Sponsors looking for Value and Hip-Factor
We're looking for sponsors who understand the unique opportunity offered by the PumpYouUp website. With 100K visitors in our first few weeks, web analytics show performance that Coke, Pepsi, Lexus, Ford, Hyundai (and billions more in corporate power) can not equal: a StumbleUpon score often above 90, 30% like click-through rate, 20% visitor engagement, and a 3 minute average visit duration. Few corporate websites capture a web audience as effective as PumpYouUp.com. Visitors are mesmerized by what indie/hobby producers can achieve in their living rooms with a simple laptop. Electronic/Indie music is globally liked and the PumpYouUp website is truly a global venue best served for sponsors with global reach. Sponsorship creates a co-op advertising opportunity with potential CPI at less than a penny while sponsors provide free music; a gift that keeps on giving. If interested in sponsorship please contact us.
We search out the best of indie and hobby producers, contact the artists and arrange for the free music downloads, potentially re-master the tracks to maximize sound quality, and publish on http://www.pumpyouup.com. All tracks are hand picked and often follow a seasonal theme. The current collection fits a Winter/Holiday theme. The genre is mostly electronica, but metalstep, industrial, or any quality that makes you move, or makes you want to grab your headphones is potential.
PumpYouUp.com was founded by Robert Dede, an electrical engineer and founder of Gigasoft, Inc. providing .net charting Microsoft Windows development tools. Robert has a passion for writing electronica and wanted to promote those who also like to produce as a hobby or as young Skrillex, Deadmau5 prodigies.
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Rockchip Android 4.0 PAD Coming Soon: First Bite on Ice Cream Sandwich From Mainland China - the First Android 4.0 PAD in the World
FUZHOU, China, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Just a couple of days after the release of Android 4.0 source code, we've gotten impressive news from Mainland China - Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics is going to update those tablets running their RK2918 chips for the Ice Cream Sandwich soon. What's more, pictures of the tablet with RK2918 capacity show a delicate Android 4.0 User Interface. The long-awaited launch for the Ice Cream Sandwich will come in the first week of Dec.
The RK2918 capacity has gained great popularity in the domestic tablet manufacturer industry, as well as some overseas ODMs. This means that we're going to see numerous brands showing their latest Android 4.0 updated tablets, and this fight will no doubt bring a big influence on the market which is good news to customers.
What's the Ice Cream Sandwich really like? Wait and see for yourself!
SOURCE Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd
Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd
CONTACT: Ms. Xing of Rockchip at Cell Number: +86 13950296359 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BEIJING, Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Aiseesoft, one of the professional developers of digital multimedia software, has garnered long-time support from their loyal customers. In order to serve them better, Aiseesoft Studio upgraded their popular iPad Converter, and now it highly supports iOS 5, iPhone 4S, and iPad 2.
On the basis of transferring music, movie, pictures, TV shows, Podcasts, iTunes U, eBooks, Camera Roll, voice memos, camera shots from iPad to PC or from PC to iPad, this upgrade enables Aiseesoft iPad Transfer to highly support the latest iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iOS 5. Besides, it brings users 6x faster converting speed due to the application of AMD APP and NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) GPU processing acceleration technology in DVD to iPad Converter and iPad Video Converter software.
As for iPad Converter Suite, it is composed of DVD to iPad Converter, iPad Video Converter and iPad Transfer. Thus, it should be your best choice to convert any DVD file or video to general output formats such as MPEG-4, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MOV, and M4V for iPad in fast speed and excellent qualities and transfer files between PC and iPad to share or backup whilst saving money. Besides, this iPad Converter Suite supports all versions of iPod/iPhone/iPad.
To conclude, the Aiseesoft iPad Converter Suite is an extremely useful tool to convert DVD / video to all video and audio formats supported by Apple Devices as you like. It is also the best assistant to manage your iPad files well. Give it a try it today!
Enjoy Your Holidays! Pricepirates for Mac Now Available in the Mac App Store
HAMBURG, Germany, November 25, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
The Pricepirates Mac App comes just in time to get the best out of the
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and take a bit of the stress out of the
holiday season with a chance to save both, money and time.
The German price comparison and auction software pioneer metaspinner net
has been developing price comparison tools since 2003. And they think that
the ever expanding Mac community shouldn't have to go without an easy and
convenient way for making price comparisons: Pricepirates 1.5 (for Mac OS X
10.7 Lion and later) is now available in the Mac App Store for free. The
smart price comparison app is checking eBay offers against tens of thousands
of online stores. Pricepirates lists offers from Amazon and from countless
merchants listed at Shopping.com and for the UK also from idealo.co.uk .
This intuitive App focuses on the core functions of price comparison
tools - effortless comparison on deals from virtually countless Online
dealers - no extra bells and whistles, just the best deals. Search results
are presented in a clear overview for quickly finding the best deals
available with possibility keep track of the most interesting offers in a
separate watchlist. Price comparisons are about getting to the bottom line;
isn't that what's needed? The positive ratings in the Apple App Store at
least seem to prove that they are right.
- price comparison at Amazon(TM), eBay(TM), Shopping.com(TM)
- multiple countries: UK, United States, Germany, Austria,
- clearly structured results list provides information on price,
shipping, availability and product images
- daily updated prices
- watchlist to keep track of interesting offers
- clean and clear user interface
- multilingual (English and German)
The glamorous evening event was attended by a whole host of
international guests from across the arts and fashion world including,
supermodels Eva Herzigova and Yasmin Le Bon world famous singer Seal as well
as models Poppy and Cara Delevigne.
Set in the Farmiloe Building, a fine example of Victorian commercial
architecture, guests were able to view a specially designed installation by
Vertu brand ambassador and Chinese architect Ma Yansong. Guests also enjoyed
exclusive access into the world of Vertu with first-hand experience of the
Berry Bros & Rudd winetasting and sommelier advice. The Protector Services
Group, experts in personal and data security and Vertu Club Access where
owners gain entry to the most exclusive restaurants and clubs in the world
The evening was hosted by Perry Oosting, Vertu President who commented,
"We are delighted to showcase our first touchscreen handset in London,
enabling us to fully share our exceptional passion and expertise in mobile
phones, craftsmanship and exclusive services with one of the most important
and discerning markets in the world. We are pleased to be able to celebrate
our first touchscreen phone, Constellation with our friends of the brand in
Vertu is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones.
Created to complement the discerning customer's lifestyle, Vertu offers
tailored, luxury services in combination with the finest in design,
engineering and manufacture. With three distinct collections- Signature,
Ascent and Constellation- Vertu uses innovations in manufacturing technology
with traditional technology with traditional craftsmanship, assembling each
phone at the company's headquarters in England. Vertu is available in over
500 stores, including over 70 Vertu boutiques, in 66 countries worldwide.
For more information please visit http://www.vertu.com
For further media information, please contact:
Louisa McCarthy or Michael Evans
Neville McCarthy Associates
Crystal CG Licenses CryENGINE 3 for Digital Visualization Projects
FRANKFURT, Germany, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Crytek GmbH (Crytek) announced today that it closed a licensing deal for
CryENGINE 3, its proprietary real-time development solution, with Crystal
CG, a world leading digital image service provider. Crystal CG is dedicated
to providing customized solutions based on 3D digital visualization
technologies and has been working on a number of widely recognized projects
such as the 'Grand opening ceremony of Beijing 2008 Olympics' and the
'London 2012 Olympics mascot promotional film' as well as various visual
communication projects. For their upcoming projects Crystal CG will use
CryENGINE 3 to further enhance their production values and achieve even
better outcomes in a significantly shorter timeframe.
"We're aiming at being the leading first class digital visual solution
provider in the world. Choosing CryENGINE 3 for our upcoming projects was a
natural step for us to ensure we stay ahead of our competition. Crytek's
visualization solution suits our needs for flexibility and efficiency," said
Chai Kefu, Department Manager of R&D at Crystal CG.
"When we saw the first results from Crystal CG's work with CryENGINE 3,
we were blown away. The combination of the incredible talent and our
all-in-one real-time development solution not only ensures brilliant visuals
but also a very smooth workflow. We are really looking forward to seeing
more from Crystal CG," said Carl Jones, Director of Global Business
Development - CryENGINE.
About Crystal CG
Crystal CG is a world leading digital imaging service provider which was
founded in 1995. Headquartered in Beijing, Crystal CG now has more than 10
affiliated operations globally, including Shanghai, Tianjin, Shenzhen,
Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles etc. With more than 3000
employees worldwide, Crystal CG is dedicated in providing customized total
solutions based on digital visualization technologies.
About Crytek GmbH
Crytek GmbH ("Crytek") is one of the world's leading independent
development studios for interactive entertainment. It is based in Frankfurt
am Main (Germany) and has additional studios in Kiev (Ukraine), Budapest
(Hungary), Sofia (Bulgaria), Seoul (South Korea) and Nottingham (UK). Crytek
is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for
next-generation consoles and PC, powered by their proprietary cutting-edge
AnyMP4 Releases iPad Transfer -- Versatile Assistant Software for iPad Users
BEIJING, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- To provide users with an all-round solution to handle iPad documents, AnyMP4 releases versatile assistant software for iPad users -- iPad Transfer. AnyMP4 iPad Transfer has powerful functions to transfer iPad files and convert any DVD/video with perfect transferring and converting quality and even acts as the keeper of iPad 2.
On the one hand, this iPad Transfer is the professional transferring software, which can import local video, audio, ringtone, eBook and image files to iPad and iPad 2 directly, and export movies, music, TV shows, podcasts, iTunes U, eBooks, ringtones, pictures, camera rolls, voice memos, and camera shot files from lovely iPad/iPad 2 to computer, and even help users make a backup of iPhone SMS and contacts onto computer as database files.
On the other hand, AnyMP4 iPad Transfer acts as the multimedia converting software, which has the ability to rip any DVD movie to iPad and iPad 2, and even provides the video converting ability to easily convert all popular videos to iPad MP4, M4V, etc. So users can enjoy the Hollywood films, favorite concert, and classical music on iPad/iPad 2 at fingertips with ease.
Moreover, this iPad Transfer software owns multiple editing features to help users customize the personalized video when converting DVD and video file. Users can adjust the video effects, trim video for the needed length, crop video frame to get rid of unwanted video black edges, join multiple video clips into one file, and add text/image watermark to the video, etc.
Additionally, this iPad transfer software is highly compatible with all Apple portable devices, like iPad 2, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, iPhone, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. And it has the ability to transfer files between different iOS devices, even supports the latest iOS 5.
For more information about this compelling software, please visit the webpage below:http://www.anymp4.com/ipad-transfer/
OS Supported: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Inter or AMD CPU or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
AnyMP4, a software producer, aims to provide the best and world-class solution of converting Blu-ray Disc, DVD and video/audio files. AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software for users all over the world. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, DVD tools, Blu-ray tools, etc. on both Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X platforms. All these software can help you easily solve almost all DVD/Blu-ray/video issues. For more details about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com.
SOURCE Harbour Software
CONTACT: George Brown, +86-13146381763, or email@example.com
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Rdio, the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music, today announced two new features for Canadian users, effective immediately:
-- French-Language Localization: Rdio users can now access Rdio in French
on the Web, or on their BlackBerry and iOS devices. Users simply need to
go into their account settings to select this option. Rdio in French
will be available on the Android platform shortly.
-- Canadian Pricing: Canadian users will now be billed for their Rdio
accounts in Canadian dollars. Pricing remains the same as U.S. pricing,
at $4.99 CAD for Unlimited Web access, and $9.99 CAD for Unlimited Web
and mobile including offline access, plus applicable taxes.
Rdio is the ground-breaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 12 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist or playlist without ever hearing a single ad. Discover what friends, people with similar tastes, recording artists and more are listening to in real-time and share across Twitter and Facebook. Build a digital music collection that's available everywhere - on the web, in-home or in-car, on an iPad or smartphone, and even offline.
Launched in August 2010, Rdio is headquartered in San Francisco and was founded by Janus Friis, one of the creators of Skype. Currently available in the US, Canada and Brazil, Rdio is funded by Atomico, Janus Friis through his investment entities, Skype and Mangrove Capital Partners. For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.rdio.com.
CONTACT: Marisa Marzano of Sparkpr, +1-705-484-5105, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Rdio
New dooyoo.co.uk Infographic Puts the Mouth Where the Money is dooyoo.co.uk Design Infographic to Showcase Range of Digital Cameras and Reviews
PARIS, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
The review site, dooyoo.co.uk is set to release a visual compilation of
selected digital cameras and their accompanying reviews.
The infographic, entitled, 'What Kind of Shots do you Like Taking'
profiles a series of digital cameras and their specific purpose. Listing the
range of essential uses and benefits of each profiled model, dooyoo.co.uk
articulates which job the digital camera
[http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/digital-camera ] does best, based on the real-life
reviews of real-life consumers.
The highlighted digital cameras selected are: Samsung WP10, Nikon D500m
the Panasonic Inmix DMC F210 and the Fuji Film Fine Pix X 100.
The visual art of the infographic captures the benefits of each model.
Landscape and portrait shots are placed amidst a strip of vivid photographs,
accompanied by in-depth, detailed reviews.
It is these reviews which truly highlight the art of the dooyoo.co.uk
[http://www.dooyoo.co.uk ] review site. Quotes are insightful, informed and
knowledgeable. There is communication from one consumer to another without
marketing jargon and sales-pitch tones. The information too, is well-versed
and articulate, appealing to those actually using the product. A review
discussing the Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ10 quotes the suitability of the 'leica
lens' for the 'passionate photographer'.
dooyoo.co.uk's infographic is a concise showcase of the high-profile
models discussed on the review site. Additionally, it is a showcase of some
of the helpful reviews offered by the site, which serves as the go-to guide
for information on some of the biggest and newly launched brands.
Prospective buyers can compare prices and benefits across a range of digital
dooyoo.co.uk [http://www.dooyoo.co.uk ] is the social shopping website
with a strong community that provides information regarding the online
shopping experience, including reviews on products and shops, product
details, prices and shop details to all online users. dooyoo's dynamic
Internet platform helps consumers make informed purchasing decisions as a
result of dooyoo members' collaborative commitment and involvement. The
mixture of services - advice, bargain hunting and professional reviews -
offers maximum comfort to everyone shopping online. The exchange of shopping
tips and product reviews is the platform's special value. The
dooyooCommunity's collective intelligence creates up-to-date independent
product evaluations of more than 1.5 million products.
dooyoo UK Limited
12-16 Lionel Road
Essex SS8 9DE
Vertu Presents Constellation at Farmiloe Building, London
LONDON, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
The Most Exquisite Touch
Vertu, the market leader in luxury mobile phones will celebrate the
highly anticipated launch of its first touchscreen handset, Constellation in
Friends of the brand will gather for the evening and will be able to
admire the new touchscreen smartphone by Vertu at the magnificent Farmiloe
The glamorous evening event will be attended by a whole host of
international guests from across the arts and fashion world including,
acclaimed actors James Franco and Michael Fassbender, world famous singer
Seal as well as models Poppy and Cara Delevigne.
Set in the Farmiloe Building, a fine example of Victorian commercial
architecture, guests will be able to view a specially designed installation
by Vertu brand ambassador and Chinese architect Ma Yansong. Guests will also
enjoy exclusive access into the world of Vertu with first-hand experience of
the Berry Bros & Rudd winetasting and sommelier advice. The Protector
Services Group, experts in personal and data security and Vertu Club Access
where owners gain entry to the most exclusive restaurants and clubs in the
world as standard.
The evening will be hosted by Perry Oosting, Vertu President who
commented, "We are delighted to showcase our first touchscreen handset in
London, enabling us to fully share our exceptional passion and expertise in
mobile phones, craftsmanship and exclusive services with one of the most
important and discerning markets in the world. We are pleased to be able to
celebrate our first touchscreen phone, Constellation with our friends of the
brand in London."
Vertu is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of luxury mobile phones.
Created to complement the discerning customer's lifestyle, Vertu offers
tailored, luxury services in combination with the finest in design,
engineering and manufacture. With three distinct collections- Signature,
Ascent and Constellation- Vertu uses innovations in manufacturing technology
with traditional technology with traditional craftsmanship, assembling each
phone at the company's headquarters in England. Vertu is available in over
500 stores, including over 70 Vertu boutiques, in 66 countries worldwide.
For more information please visit http://www.vertu.com
For further media information, please contact:
Louisa McCarthy or Michael Evans
Neville McCarthy Associates
GLASGOW, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
UK Cloud Computing and Managed Hosting Company iomart Expands its
Premium Customer Base
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), the UK managed hosting and cloud computing
services company, today (November 24 2011) announced that it has bought
Scottish infrastructure service provider EQSN.
iomart has acquired the entire issued share capital of EQSN for a total
cash consideration of GBP2.475m with GBP2.25m payable at completion and a
deferred consideration of up to GBP225k contingent on the successful
integration of the operations of ESQN into the Group.
Based in Glasgow EQSN provides managed hosting solutions to a varied
range of clients across all major sectors of industry including: banking &
finance, manufacturing, social networking, local & central government,
corporate, and the NHS. Its clients include a number of high profile names
and quoted companies.
Angus MacSween, CEO of iomart Group plc, said: "We are delighted with
this addition to the iomart Group as we continue to drive forward our
reputation as a leading provider of secure web hosting and managed services
for business. EQSN has an impressive customer base and is a strong strategic
and cultural fit for us."
Alan Lorimer, CEO of EQSN, said: "EQSN is a very successful company in
its own right. Becoming part of iomart is a natural next step for us. It
means that we can offer our customers even more value through an extended
service portfolio and facilities because of iomart's fully owned, managed
and secure datacentre network and its commitment to providing customers with
peace of mind."
EQSN was founded in 2000 and has established a reputation for delivering
secure datacentre based hosting solutions through the provision of hosting,
bandwidth supply and managed IT services.
Angus MacSween continued: "The purchase of EQSN fits perfectly with our
stated intention of looking for acquisitions that add depth and value. We
are ambitious to keep growing organically and by acquisitions and will
continue to look for similar opportunities moving forward."
EQSN is the third acquisition in a year for iomart Group plc. It bought
Liverpool domain name and hosting company Switch Media for GBP1.25m in April
2011 and technical hosting specialist Titan Internet for GBP4.2m in November
iomart Group plc is due to report its half yearly results for the six
months to 30 September 2011 on November 29.
Notes for editors:
About iomart Group plc:
iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is one of the UK's leading providers of
managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through
to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management
of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the
costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and
By physically owning and managing its own global network infrastructure,
iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group
offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being
engineered to ensure no single point of failure.
iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of
subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Titan Internet, Easyspace and
Westcoastcloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's
Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000.
Adform Pursues Southern European Growth - And Opens a Branch in Spain
COPENHAGEN, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
At a time when Southern Europe's business is stagnate, Danish online
company Adform is enjoying great success. Adform began serving the Italian
market less than 10 months ago and has experienced a growth so substantial
that the company, as of 1 November, has now opened a branch in Spain.
The company's success can be attributed to their platform, which may be
the world's most comprehensive panacea for managing online display
advertising. It enables media agencies and advertisers to, among other
things, post display ads in real time - so-called real time bidding -
perform media planning, optimise across media and centralise all reporting.
Miguel Fernandez-Gil, who has been appointed Adform's business
development director in Spain, considers it a likely possibility that the
company will be able to mirror the Italian growth success in the Spanish
"While the rest of the media market has prorogued, online display
advertising here has increased by 14%. The rich media market (including
video formats), in particular, is gaining ground and now represents more
than EUR70 million. There are not enough tools to handle demand in Spain."
Fernandez-Gil has worked in sales and marketing for 20 years and comes
from a position as commercial director of Admotion Spain. He was previously
sales director of the National Geographic Channel, so understands the
industry both from the perspective of advertisers and media.
"Many of our competitors only offer a piecemeal solution that either
handles media purchases or optimisation, while we are able to deliver a
comprehensive platform that covers the complete everyday media management in
an agency, encompassing media planning, buying, optimisation and reporting.
We have been surprised by the high growth potential in Italy during this
time of crisis and certainly recognise the possibility that the market may
turn out to be even more attractive for us in Spain," says Martin Stockfleth
Larsen, marketing director of Adform.
Adform has a large market share in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Germany
and Italy, among others, and the company aspires to become a leading
supplier in its sector in the pan-European market in 2012.
Adform close the loop by integrating media planning, buying,
optimization, and reporting for all online display advertising in one place,
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Anite Enhances LTE Multi-RAT Testing in its Development Toolset
FLEET, England, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Extensive range of LTE testing capabilities made available for chipset
Anite, a global leader in wireless device testing technology, today
announced that its Development Toolset (DT) solution now supports extensive
LTE (Long Term Evolution) Multi-RAT (Multiple Radio Access Technology)
testing. Chipset and device manufactures are thereby able to comprehensively
test dual or multimode devices. As the industry embraces LTE, mobile network
operators are requesting devices that support LTE as well as legacy
technologies such as GSM, WCDMA, and even CDMA2000.
Anite is unique in the industry - it is the only provider of chipset and
device test solutions to offer LTE Multi-RAT testing on a host platform. By
using Anite's Development Toolset, device and chipset manufacturers can now
fully validate their LTE Multi-RAT implementation in a proven test
environment at a very early stage on host as well as on a more traditional
target test platform. LTE Multi-RAT testing, prior to hardware and RF
integration, ensures that vendors eliminate risk in their development
programmes, as LTE device features are verified to work correctly at the
very start of the development cycle.
The Development Toolset features an easy-to-use graphical interface
(Scenario Mode), which allows test development to be carried out in a
scalable environment. This solution now offers the possibility to perform
complex LTE Multi-RAT Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) scenarios, which
provides voice support on LTE networks in the early stages of LTE deployment
as well as Packet Switched Handover (PSHO), which offers the ability to
perform sustained data transfer across LTE and legacy networks.
"The availability of LTE Multi-RAT functionality in Anite's intuitive
and flexible Development Toolset means that chipset and device manufactures
can easily and rapidly develop complex LTE Multi-RAT tests, thereby
achieving higher productivity and shorter development time scales," said
Paul Beaver Product Director, Anite. "With these features in Development
Toolset, manufacturers can transform their test programmes to make them
truly comprehensive and extremely versatile. Vendors can be sure that
Anite's Development Toolset is removing risk from the development process
and accelerating LTE device maturity."
Anite's Development Toolset is a comprehensive suite of tools that
supports the entire wireless device development ecosystem, from pre-silicon
protocol module development through to systems integration and verification.
Development Toolset is used by the majority of leading chipset manufacturers
worldwide. Its user-friendliness, flexibility, extensive LTE technology
roadmap and high level control of test creation, allow tests to be carried
out according to a manufacturer's specific needs and distinct
Anite provides a comprehensive range of critical IT solutions to the
Wireless and Travel sectors across the globe. Listed on the London Stock
Exchange, Anite develops and implements software as well as provides
consultancy, systems integration and managed services to ensure that our
customers operate effectively and securely. By using the latest technologies
to deliver quality and cost-effective solutions, Anite meets customers'
specific requirements and realises tangible results for its clients.
Anite Telecoms offers rigorous yet simplified device testing,
accelerating new devices to market. A global market leader, Anite has over
20 years of experience providing cutting-edge technology to device
manufacturers, operators and test laboratories. Anite was the first company
to verify LTE conformance test cases in 2009 and has consistently remained
at the forefront of the handset testing industry. Its highly flexible and
reliable software solutions make Anite a key partner to the major Telecoms
manufacturers and operators. With a diverse team focused on exceeding
expectations, Anite draws upon worldwide expertise and is enthusiastic about
the future of LTE.
Headquartered in the UK, Anite employs around 500 staff in 14 countries
across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East. For more information,
please visit http://www.anite.com
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Freephoo, the Free Calling App is Now Available in Even More Countries for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
STOCKHOLM, November 24, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Today, the Sweden-based company freephoo, launched its free calling
application in Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Brunei,
Lebanon, Yemen, Qatar, and Algeria Freephoo is available for iPhone, iPad
and iPod Touch. Earlier this month the application was launched in Kuwait
and immediately got very popular.
With freephoo, customers can make free calls with superior audio quality
to other freephoo users, and low priced international calls to both fixed
and mobile phones.
"We are pleased to launch our application in so many new countries and
to reach out to even more users. Launching in new markets and supporting
more devices has been a top priority for us, since our iPad application rose
to the top of several App Store lists when launched earlier this year," says
Pandelis Eliopoulos, Co-founder at freephoo.
In the Apple App Store, freephoo reached No 1 on the Top Free Apps list,
No 1 on the Top Social App list and was the No 1 Top Grossing app, listed as
"New and Noteworthy" and "What's Hot". Freephoo was also appointed "App of
the Day" by Macworld Sweden.
Freephoo is one of the first calling applications that enable users to
purchase premium minutes through Apple's App Store and Android Market's own
payment systems (In-App Purchase & In-App Products). It enables users to
make low-cost calls to billions of mobile and fixed phones in a wide range
"We are pleased to see that so many users convert to our premium
service. This gives us great confidence to continue the launch in new
markets," says Pandelis Eliopoulos.
Freephoo is currently available in: Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Belgium,
Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kuwait,
Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, FYR Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
Freephoo was founded 2008 by entrepreneurs from the telecom and Internet
industry. Freephoo uses innovative technology to offer new ways of
communication through online devices.
Fujifilm Canada introduces their new premium X-Series camera, the X-S1: the new standard in long zoom bridge cameras
Introducing the third model in the X-Series of premium cameras, the X-S1, that continues the
X-Series tradition of setting new standards in quality and performance.
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Fujifilm Canada is proud to
announce a new addition to its X-Series digital camera lineup, the
Fujifilm X-S1 premium long zoom camera, combining the large 12MP 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor of the Fujifilm X10 with a newly developed FUJINON 26x optical precision zoom lens to produce sharp, high-quality images. Built in Japan to exact
standards, the Fujifilm X-S1 represents a new breed of bridge cameras,
with a high quality look and feel with metal dials, a rubberized
coating and superior handling characteristics that will appeal to the
discerning photo enthusiast.
"The X Series is a prime focus for Fujifilm and the X-S1 is a perfect
example of our visionary direction. With its amazing zoom
capabilities, incomparable image quality and DSLR looks, the X-S1
expands our X Series innovation into the bridge camera arena," says
Greg Poole, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Imaging Products at
Fujifilm Canada. "Eliminating the need for multiple lenses, combined
with a large 2/3-inch EXR-CMOS sensor, the X-S1 makes the perfect choice for photographers who want equipment
that travels with no boundaries and limitless potential."
Maximum optical versatility
The centrepiece of the Fujifilm X-S1 is the Fujinon 26x optical precision zoom lens. Offering a focal range of 24-624mm (35mm equivalent), it features a
bright f/2.8 maximum aperture at the wide-angle zoom setting.
This optical range is boosted further by Fujifilm's Intelligent Digital Zoom capability, which effectively doubles the focal range without the drop
in picture quality normally associated with traditional digital zoom
functions. As a result, the Fujifilm X-S1 offers users an incredible 52x zoom range.
Optically, the lens is comprised of 17 glass elements, which includes four aspherical elements and two ED lenses, to deliver
images with superb edge-to-edge sharpness and amazing clarity. The lens
construction is of the highest standard, featuring metal cams for smooth zoom control and fast, precise framing.
The Fujifilm X-S1 is also ideally suited to capturing subjects close up.
In standard Macro mode, the zoom focuses as close as 7cm, but by selecting Super Macro Mode, users can focus as close as 1cm for frame-filling close-up images. Furthermore, the lens' aperture is
made up of nine blades for excellent "bokeh" effect photography.
Great results in every picture-taking scenario
The Fujifilm X-S1 features the same large2/3-inch 12MP EXR-CMOS sensor as the Fujifilm X10 to ensure high quality images regardless of the
lighting conditions. The unique EXR-CMOS technology, pioneered by
Fujifilm, allows the user to switch between three modes depending on
the lighting conditions - or leave the camera to make its own choice in
the Auto EXR mode.
Switching between the modes changes the performance of the sensor. The High Resolution option is perfect in bright conditions or when the very best picture
quality is the primary aim. Wide Dynamic Range mode should be chosen in scenes of high contrast when the user wants to
get details in both shadow and highlight areas of an image, while the High Sensitivity & Low Noise option should be selected for optimum results in low light conditions.
Coupled with the EXR-CMOS sensor is the high speed EXR processor, which offers a minimal shutter lag of just 0.01sec and a high speed
continuous shooting capability of seven frames-per-second at full
resolution (Large JPEG) or 10 frames-per-second at six megapixel
resolution (Medium JPEG).
The Fujifilm X-S1 also takes high-quality movies. It captures Full 1080p High Definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) video with stereo sound at 30 frames-per-second, which is saved in the H.264
format. The X-S1 is also the first FUJIFILM digital camera to have a
port for an external microphone.
Easy composition and image review
The Fujifilm X-S1 offers a powerful combination of a high quality electronic viewfinder and a tiltable LCD screen to ensure composing and viewing images is quick and simple,
regardless of the lighting conditions.
The 0.47-inch electronic viewfinder (EVF) features 1.4 million pixel resolution for superb image clarity and has a wide viewing area of 26 degrees for better image framing. The 49 point selectable Auto Focus accurately
and swiftly recognizes the primary subject and brings it into crystal
clear focus. The bright EVF makes it easy to check settings or adjust
The tiltable 3-inch LCD features 460,000 pixel resolution making it easier for users to scroll
through menus, assess exposure accuracy and view images. The LCD also
offers a useful Daylight mode that overcomes the problem of viewing the
screen in bright conditions.
Full user control and picture taking versatility
Photographers who prefer full manual controls are well catered to with
the Fujifilm X-S1. The camera offers a full range of conventional shooting functions (program/shutter-priority/ aperture-priority/manual) plus users can
fine tune levels of colour, image sharpness and tone. The X-S1 provides
four auto bracketing options, eight Film Simulation and white balance
functions and Raw file shooting capabilities.
For simplicity, the X-S1 will automatically assess the subject and then
select the relevant scene mode for the perfect result, automatically
switching the EXR-CMOS sensor accordingly. Not only does it determine
the type of scene being photographed, it can also calculate whether an
image contains a person, features backlighting or has any subject
movement. ISO settings are adjusted by the Auto ISO mode, which selects the optimum setting between ISO 100 and 3200. Those
after more ISO flexibility can manually select up to ISO 12800 (Small
JPEG format only).
Fujifilm X-S1 key features:
-- High quality Fujinon 26x optical precision zoom covering
24-624mm (35mm equivalent) with Intelligent Digital Zoom
boosting focal range up to 1248mm
-- Large 2/3-inch 12 MP EXR CMOS sensor
-- Superb build quality and finish with rubberized coating and
-- Up to 10 frames-per-second continuous shooting
-- Large EVF with 1.4 million pixel resolution and 26 degree
-- Tiltable 3-inch 460,000 pixel resolution LCD screen with
-- Full 1080p HD video with stereo sound
-- PSAM modes
-- Raw and jpeg shooting
-- Film simulation modes
-- Macro focusing as close as 1cm
-- Lithium Ion rechargeable battery providing up to 500 shots per
-- Optical Image Stabilization
-- 360° Motion Panorama mode
-- 2 Year Canadian Warranty
FUJIFILM Canada Inc. is a subsidiary company of FUJIFILM North America
Corporation. Fujifilm Canada is based in Mississauga Ontario, with
regional offices in Montreal and Vancouver. A leader in the
distribution of technologies that provide the backbone for
state-of-the-art Imaging, Graphic Arts, Photofinishing, Recording Media
and Motion Picture products, Fujifilm Canada stands proud as a proven
solutions-provider. For more information, visit http://www.fujifilm.ca.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM
consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The
Imaging Division sells consumer and commercial photographic products
and services including film, one-time-use cameras, online photo
services and fulfillment, digital printing equipment and service. The
Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras. The
Motion Picture Division provides motion picture film, and the Graphic
Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing
industry. The Optical Devices Division provides binoculars, and optical
lenses for closed circuit television, videography, cinematography,
broadcast and industrial markets. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. markets a range
of Fujifilm products and services. For more information, please visit http://www.fujifilm.com/northamerica, or go to http://www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter. To receive news and information direct
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FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings continuous
innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries,
including electronic imaging, digital printing equipment, medical
systems, life sciences, graphic arts, flat panel display materials, and
office products, based on a vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine
chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company was among the
top 16 companies around the world granted U.S. patents in 2010, and in
the year ended March 31, 2011, had global revenues of $25.8 billion*.
Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate
citizenship. For more information, please visit http://www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
Holiday products lineup supports new study on what people want
STERLING, Ill., Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wahl, a grooming products leader, is doing its part to help holiday shoppers reverse a trend of unwanted and unneeded gifts this year. Unnecessary gifts accounted for almost 50 percent of purchases last year. The company's holiday lineup includes new and powerful therapeutic massagers and grooming tools for the practical, budget-friendly demands of gift givers while also fitting what new research says those on the receiving end want this year.
Practically speaking, money talks and family matters.
Those expecting gifts this holiday season have two things in mind--their futures and families. According to a national consumer study commissioned by Wahl in November, 35 percent of people wish for gifts to help them save money this holiday season. Furthermore, nearly a third of those receiving gifts would most appreciate one the entire family can use.
To support this trend, Wahl's holiday line-up includes family gifts that save money with every use. The new Lithium Ion Clipper, the most advanced home haircutting system on the market, features superior power and run time plus a cordless option for anywhere use. For dog lovers, the new Pro Series Pet Clipper makes cutting pet care costs more convenient with a cordless and contoured design.
Fit in. Lifestyle Trend Expert and TV Personality Laura Dellutri states, "With more people concerned about their health these days, gifts that promote healthy and active living should do well this year." Given the choice of one gift, one in five people would agree. This particularly appeals to boomer generation and 30-somethings, according to Wahl's holiday study. For the active people on the list, Wahl's holiday lineup features a new line of pain management tools. The Deep-Tissue Percussion Massager, in particular, alleviates muscle pain, even deep down, thanks to a powerful motor and variable intensity control. Four custom attachments allow for all-around or targeted pain relief. Look good. Feel good. "Given the times, most people will appreciate a gift that helps them look and feel good," said Dellutri. This particularly appeals to 20-somethings according to Wahl's holiday study. In fact, both men and women 18 to 29 rank appearance over health as far as gifts they would most appreciate--although looking good was secondary to money and family. To help gift givers and receivers look and feel good this year, Wahl has expanded its line of Lithium Ion grooming tools. The Lithium Ion Trimmer, the most advanced on the market, helps guys keep facial hair in check via precision blade technology plus more power, longer run times and quick-charge capabilities. For relief, the new Heat Therapy Massager combines power and heat plus variable intensity control to create a truly customized massage.Wahl products are available at retailers nationwide. To see Wahl's complete holiday products lineup, visit wahlholidaygifts.com. For more information about Wahl, visit http://www.wahl.com.
Rock This Holiday Season With Jammin' Deals From Cricket Wireless
~ Cricket Announces Unprecedented Black Friday Pricing for Muve Music Enabled Android Phones
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications, Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services, today kicked off Black Friday early with Cricket's lowest prices ever on two Muve Music(TM) enabled Android(TM) phones - the ZTE Score and the Samsung Vitality.
-- Cricket customers looking for another steal can walk out the door with a
Samsung Vitality for $99.99. Normally priced at $200, Cricket is also
throwing in both free earbuds and speakers at Cricket stores.
-- Regularly priced at $149.99, customers at Cricket stores can take
advantage of incredible pricing on the ZTE Score starting today and
through the weekend for as low as $79.99. In addition, customers who
make the move to Cricket from another carrier can buy the ZTE Score for
an even lower price at only $39.99.
All of these deals come with unlimited wireless talk, text and music downloads with no contract. Cricket understands that consumer choices are tough this year and believes everyone should be able to have a great deal without sacrificing value.
"We know how important value is to our customers, especially during the holiday season. As a result, we are offering customers full-featured Android smartphones with our award-winning Muve Music service, for under $100," said Matt Stoiber, senior vice president of device development for Cricket Communications. "Offering both smartphones at these breakthrough prices, allows us to deliver unlimited music as part of wireless rate plans while keeping costs to our customers at a minimum."
Availability and Extra Offers
The ZTE Score and Samsung Vitality are available at Cricket company-owned stores, http://www.mycricket.com and select partner retailers. Customers who take to the web at http://www.mycricket.com can expect to find additional web-only surprise deals through this weekend and into Cyber Monday. Additional accessories are available for purchase including premium headphones and a Bluetooth adapter to connect to home and car stereos, either wired or wirelessly to enhance the customer's experience with Cricket and Muve Music.
Android Smartphones and Muve Music
Optimized for a superior music experience, the ZTE Score and Samsung Vitality both operate on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread platform, with 600MHz and 800MHz processors, respectively. Both the Score and the Vitality feature Muve Music and are preloaded with a special Muve Music 4GB SanDisk flash memory card, which holds up to 3,000 songs and 1GB set aside for other multimedia content such as photos and videos. Other key features of the Score and Vitality include:
-- Voice search
-- Social networking capabilities
-- Access Gmail(TM), Google Maps(TM) and Google Talk(TM)
-- Access to more than 250,000 apps through the Android Market(TM)
-- Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
-- 3.2MP camera/camcorder
-- 3.5" HVGA Touchscreen display
-- Real web browsing at 3G speeds
With the Muve Music Smartphone plan, Cricket Wireless customers will enjoy unlimited song downloads, ringtones, and ringback tones, as well as unlimited nationwide calling, text, picture, and video messaging, 3G mobile data, mobile video, data back-up, and 411 assistance.
Cricket is the pioneer of simple and affordable unlimited wireless services with no long-term commitments or credit checks required serving approximately 5.8 million customers. Cricket products are available nationwide. Cricket offers wireless voice and broadband Internet services over the latest technology, high-quality, all-digital 3G CDMA2000 1X and 1xEV-DO wireless network. Cricket's nationwide wireless voice service plans include unlimited anytime minutes, unlimited U.S. long distance, unlimited text and picture messaging, unlimited text to Mexico, unlimited Mobile Web, unlimited directory assistance, as well as a variety of calling features and feature-rich mobile applications such as popular games, ringtones and wallpapers. For more information on Cricket, visit http://www.mycricket.com. Cricket is offered by Leap Wireless International, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif. For more information on Leap, visit http://www.leapwireless.com.
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GMC TV and Verizon Wireless Premiere Reality Special, 'The How Sweet the Sound Road to the Finale,' on Nov. 26, and 'The How Sweet the Sound Finale' Special on Dec. 3
Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child to Host Both Events, Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton Make Special Appearance
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and ATLANTA, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GMC, America's favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that it will partner with Verizon Wireless on a pair of upcoming gospel choir competition specials: "The How Sweet the Sound Road to the Finale" reality special premiering on Saturday, Nov. 26, on GMC and Verizon's "How Sweet the Sound Finale" from the Staples Center in Los Angeles premiering on Saturday, Dec. 3. Both GMC specials will be hosted by Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child.
The Nov. 26 airing of "The How Sweet the Sound Road to the Finale" reality special will chronicle the excitement, drama, triumph and struggles of choirs competing in Verizon's "How Sweet the Sound" choir competition, which was held this fall in Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Oakland, Calif., Charlotte, N.C. and Washington, DC. The competition is the country's most prestigious gospel music experience, paying tribute to gospel music while providing choirs a platform to showcase their talent. Competing choirs had the chance to rejoice in song and praise, sing in front of gospel greats and fans, and win up to $50,000.
"Verizon's 'How Sweet the Sound' inspires communities across the country through the power of gospel music and celebrates the impact these choirs have on the community," said Marquett Smith, vice president, corporate communications, Verizon Wireless. "With this documentary, we wanted to capture the choirs' talent and passion and share the uplifting grand finale with viewers across the country."
"Gospel-centric programming has been and continues to be a strong ratings driver for the network," said Mary Jeanne Cavanagh, GMC's executive vice president, ad sales. "Verizon will surely benefit from the increased brand affinity with our audience and heightened levels of engagement these two specials will undoubtedly deliver."
GMC camera crews traveled from city to city to capture highlights of the choirs' public performances as well as compelling behind-the-scenes human interest stories and emotions.
The Dec. 3 airing of the finale from the Staples Center will feature a star-studded lineup of performances and presentations, including a duet from Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton from their upcoming movie, "Joyful Noise". Other celebrity talent appearing in the show includes, Donald Lawrence, CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton, Shirley Caesar and some of the nation's best choirs.
In last year's competition, the choir Voices of Destiny won the "How Sweet the Sound" grand prize, plus an opportunity to perform at the 2011 Stellar Awards and Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. The choir is using its prize money to build a youth center.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 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.
GMC (http://www.watchGMCtv.com) is America's favorite television channel for uplifting music and family entertainment. The Parents Television Council(TM) recently awarded its Entertainment Seal of Approval(TM) to GMC for being "an authentic family-friendly cable network." GMC was the only television network to receive the highly coveted honor in 2010. GMC can be seen in more than 51 million homes on various cable systems around the country, as well as DISH Network on channel 188, DIRECTV on channel 338 and Verizon FiOS on channel 224. Follow GMC TV on Facebook and Twitter at http://facebook.com/gmctv and @gmctv or http://twitter.com/gmctv
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
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