Zimmer Launches Arthritis 411, a Free Interactive Patient Education Application for the iPad
App Offers Comprehensive Information For Knee and Hip Pain Sufferers
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today announced the availability of a new patient education application designed for Apple's iPad tablet. The application, Arthritis 411, will help patients learn more about arthritis pain and explore treatment options, including knee and hip replacement procedures. Arthritis 411 is free and available now in the Apple iTunes store.
According to the World Health Organization, arthritis is a leading cause of disability, affecting an estimated 150 million people globally and more than 27 million Americans. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, there are more than 600,000 knee replacement procedures and 285,000 hip replacement procedures performed each year in the United States alone.
"Because arthritis is a medical condition for which there is presently no cure, patients spend years or even decades searching for information about treatments to manage their pain," said Charlie Young, Vice President of Zimmer Corporate Marketing. "Arthritis 411 from Zimmer is the first comprehensive, personalized and interactive solution for patients - and their medical professionals - to access constantly updated information to help navigate their treatment options."
The Arthritis 411 application from Zimmer addresses two critical unmet needs:
-- For Patients, Arthritis 411 serves as an interactive, customizable way
for patients to explore a variety of videos, images and information
about joint pain and treatment options.
-- For Medical Professionals, Arthritis 411 provides an unprecedented point
of care tool to help primary care physicians explain the causes of joint
pain and treatment options; and for surgeons to leverage simple
animations and other interactive tools to help patients understand their
diagnosis, x-ray images, and surgery and rehabilitation options.
The Arthritis 411 application is a user-friendly and highly-customizable experience. Patients simply enter the site of their pain (example: knee or hip), their age range, and their gender to view a comprehensive array of personalized multi-media content about:
-- Arthritis and human anatomy
-- Treatment options
-- Testimonials from other patients who have undergone similar procedures
-- Preparation and recovery strategies
-- Other useful information about surgery planning and rehabilitation
The new Zimmer Arthritis 411 application was initially developed for the iPad tablet because the device supports a range of interactive functionality and is widely used in medical practices. Industry analysts estimate that Apple sold more than 45 million iPad tablets in 2011. Future versions of the Arthritis 411 application will be developed for smart phones and other mobile platforms. The Arthritis 411 App is free and available for immediate download via the Apple iTunes Store online, at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zimmer-arthritis-411/id496317851?mt=8.
About ZimmerFounded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Zimmer designs, develops, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive, spinal and trauma devices, dental implants, and related surgical products. Zimmer has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sells products in more than 100 countries. Zimmer's 2011 sales were approximately $4.5 billion. The Company is supported by the efforts of more than 8,500 employees worldwide. For more information about Zimmer, visit http://www.zimmer.com.
Zimmer Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the orthopaedics industry, management's beliefs and assumptions made by management. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terms such as "may," "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "assumes," "guides," "targets," "forecasts," and "seeks" or the negative of such terms or other variations on such terms or comparable terminology. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially. For a list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see our periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be set forth in our periodic reports. Readers of this document are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, since, while we believe the assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, there can be no assurance that these forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this document.
SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
Zimmer Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: CONTACT: Media, Garry R. Clark, +1-574-372-4493, email@example.com, or Investors, Robert J. Marshall Jr., +1-574-371-8042, firstname.lastname@example.org
ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CF Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., a transportation asset services and investments company, announced last week that they have officially launched their updated website, http://www.cfrailservices.com. The changes will now tie together all of their locations and branded shops under one web address.
"This is not only a logical move, but it's one that reflects our commitment to our customers as our top priority. The site present a more accurate visual representation of our business, it also provides the same level of easy and open communication expected when working with us," said Bill Plavsic, Vice President of CF Rail Services.
With this move, the previous standalone websites for subsidiary repair facilities; Hoosier Railcar (http://www.hrcxrail.com), Mississippi Railcar (http://www.mississippirailcar.com), and Waycross Railcar (http://www.waycrossrailcar.com), will all direct into the newly redesigned website. Additional features include general information on the Company, industry news & resources, services & capabilities charts, and location specific details. Future plans for the site include a secure login to a client portal that will provide real-time status and reporting online for customers, which will make their current report services available anytime they are needed.
"I think our customers and business partners are going to like what they see. A lot of hard work and effort has gone in to establishing CF Rail Services as a quality provider of rolling stock maintenance and repair services, and I think that this is illustrated in our website," stated Shad Peterson, President of CF Rail Services. "The amount of information and the ease at which we can rapidly communicate our capabilities with current & future customers and partners has tremendously grown."
CF Rail Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., is a leading railcar repair and maintenance provider, providing quality running repair and program work for railroads, private car owners and shippers in North America.
Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. is a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and investments company with roots dating back to 1928. Subsidiary business units and investments include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., Union Leasing Inc., CF Rail Services LLC, Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia Holdings, and STI-Global PTY Limited. The subsidiary units are leaders in providing customer focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.
SOURCE CF Rail Services
CF Rail Services
CONTACT: CONTACT: Kelly Brannon, Director of Corporate Communications & Marketing, Sasser Family Holdings, Inc., 1-800-517-0455, email@example.com
Blackboard Introduces Major Update for Blackboard Learn 9.1
New Release Brings Simplified, Modern Look, Greater Ease of Use
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced a major update for its flagship online learning platform with a new release incorporating a sleek, modern design that marks the platform's biggest shift in look and feel in years. Service Pack 8 for Blackboard Learn(TM) 9.1 also brings a number of feature enhancements that make it easier to navigate the system, take advantage of its powerful capabilities and complete common tasks more quickly.
The new design, applied to the user interface and throughout the course environment, is more intuitive and offers a real advancement in the system's usability. The design also makes some of the platform's capabilities easier to access and use by bringing key features into clearer focus for users. The release also offers instructors the ability to customize and personalize the visual presentation of their courses with over 50 pre-built course themes.
To help instructors get started quickly and successfully, the release adds a quick course set-up guide including a set of course structures and content options that have been designed in accordance with pedagogical best practices. The release also brings a range of feature enhancements that make system navigation and workflows much easier. For example, instructors can now quickly move from a grading area in one course to another, and instructors can also apply changes to a previously graded question that automatically updates across the entire system, significantly reducing the amount of time spent on process.
"I love the new features in this release, especially the new look and feel - it is much cleaner and is really the next step for Blackboard," said Rene J. Aube, Blackboard Administrator, College communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick. "Blackboard continues to do a great job listening to their customers. They get our input and we have direct access to shape the technology supporting our institution."
Development of the release was informed by input from thousands of users at nearly 600 institutions that participated in Blackboard community programs that span every phase of the software development lifecycle and directly influence features and functionality.
"The institutions we serve face greater demands from their consumers than ever before," said Ray Henderson, Chief Technology Officer and President of Blackboard Learn. "Students and faculty have high expectations for the experience they'll have with learning technology. This release should serve as a clear signal about our intent to meet those expectations with great design and an approach that makes it easier to manage and use technology to deliver a high quality experience and drive student outcomes. And its part of a larger approach we're taking to support everything needed to do that well in terms of client and user support, openness and product quality."
Nearly 2,000 institutions have adopted Blackboard's newest learning platform to take advantage of its improved stability and integration of social learning tools. Release 9.1 can be enabled for interactive mobile learning and integrated with Blackboard's mass notification service to enable instructors to communicate with students via email, text and voice to text messages. Release 9.1 also integrates with the Blackboard Collaborate(TM) platform to enable instructors to record and embed audio files and collaborate with students through instant messaging and Web conferencing capabilities. Elements of the new design for Blackboard Learn are also featured in Blackboard Collaborate, creating a consistent user experience between the platforms.
Release 9.1 also supports K-12 schools and districts with standards alignment, enabling teachers and administrators to report on student performance against aligned standards and provide greater visibility into the achievement of learning outcomes. Course and student activity reports also allow teachers and administrators to see how students are using online course materials and track student time on various learning activities.
Service Pack 8 for Blackboard Learn 9.1 is available today, and current Blackboard clients can upgrade to the new release at no extra charge. CourseSites, Blackboard's free cloud-based learning management solution for instructors will be updated to include features from Release 9.1, Service Pack 8 later this month. Institutions can try CourseSites when considering a move to Release 9.1 and can import courses easily into CourseSites from a range of learning management systems, now including ANGEL Learning.
For more information about Blackboard Learn, please visit http://blackboardlearn.com/new, find resources on BlackboardTV and follow @Blackboard on Twitter.
About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release. Actual results may differ materially as a result of various important factors. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.
dishPal App for Android and iOS Connects Foodies Throughout the Globe to Share Food Photos and Experiences
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SK Planet today launched dishPal, an iOS and Android app that allows users to easily take pictures and share dishes with friends and fellow foodies, whether dining out or cooking from home. The app enables users to share their favorite meals and add dishPal friends, as well as browse and comment on other dishPal users' photos.
The world of food is not just tasty - it incorporates a variety of multifaceted, deep rooted and rich cuisines that are individualized according to a person's background and preferences. dishPal is a fun and easy way for people to share what they are currently biting into or drooling over, as well as provide an outlet for them to express their unique food persona. The social networking facet of dishPal creates an environment where all the distinctive palates using the app can mingle in a way that will evolve individual tastes and possibly evoke change in food trends on a larger scale.
Food has a lasting effect on our culture and society. In fact, The United States Department of Agriculture notes a typical person will spend over 6 hours a day eating, drinking and partaking in associated activates such as meal preparation. While it may seem a trivial fact, the time we dedicate to food exposes how it influences us on even a day-to-day basis. dishPal utilizes the smartphone to connect people who love food, enabling them to share their food experiences and providing them with a channel to explore the food cultures of others.
dishPal incorporates a variety of features including potlucks, magazines and tagging capabilities - making dish sharing stimulating and social. Any user can create a themed potluck for dishPal friends and foodies to join and contribute to within the app. Whether the potluck theme is vegetarian delights or holiday cuisine, the result is a mixture of everyone's favorite dishes that adhere to a pre-established and shared cuisine interest. Users also have the opportunity to customize virtual dishPal magazines that only they can post dishes in, allowing users to highlight their individual tastes.
Pricing and Availability
dishPal is a free Android and iOS app available immediately at the Apple App Store and the Android Market.
About SK Planet
SK Planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Telecom, was established on October 1, 2011 with an aspiration to become a global platform innovator. As the lynchpin of SK Telecom's future growth, the company was spun off with the industry-leading platform businesses including T-Store, T-map, MelOn, Cyworld and hoppin, Korea's biggest mobile app store, mobile navigation, online music service, SNS and multi-screen premium video service. SK Planet is committed to building global platform business in Asia and other strategic markets. For more information, please visit http://www.skplanet.co.kr.
All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
Public Relations Contact:
IBM, Samsung and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Showcase Next-Generation Chip Technology at March Forum
Technology from industry's largest chip-making consortium powers majority of world's mobile devices and consumer electronics
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM), Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., and GLOBALFOUNDRIES -- forming the world's largest chip-making consortium -- will preview the future of silicon technology at the 2012 Common Platform Technology Forum to be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center on March 14.
The companies will address next-generation semiconductor innovation covering critical topics such as 28-, 20- and 14-nanometer processes, as well as innovations beyond 14nm and 450mm wafer manufacturing. Technology jointly developed by the Common Platform companies -- including more than 20 additional member companies -- power the majority of the world's mobile devices and consumer electronics.
"The Common Platform alliance is built upon an unmatched legacy of invention and deep commitment to research and development from IBM. The expertise of the companies is driving breakthrough technology innovations for semiconductor manufacturing. Our extensive and open ecosystem, focused on core manufacturing capabilities, gives our customers a flexible way to bring a wide range of semiconductor products to market," said Michael Cadigan, general manager of IBM's microelectronics division.
The Common Platform Technology Forum will include keynotes from industry leaders and presentations from senior members of the Common Platform partners' management and technical teams. The forum will focus on collaboration for technology delivery, highlighting the rich and broad ecosystem of design enablement and implementation partners through a Partner Pavilion featuring leading EDA, IP, library, mask, packaging and design services companies.
About the Common Platform
IBM, Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and more than 20 additional companies form the Common Platform alliance; focusing on leading-edge, jointly developed digital CMOS process technologies and advanced manufacturing. The Common Platform model is supported by a comprehensive ecosystem of design enablement and implementation partners from the EDA, IP and design services industries. This ecosystem allows foundry customers to source their chip designs to multiple 300mm foundries with minimal design work, unprecedented flexibility and choice.
Martello Technologies Teams with Dynamic Solutions International to Deliver Advanced Remote Access Services
OTTAWA, February 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The integration of Martello's MarWatch with Dynamic Solution's Ask Seymour
applications delivers reliable, secure and scalable remote access and asset management
Martello Technologies, a global provider of cloud based remote access and monitoring
services today announced the integration with Ask Seymour, a trusted telecommunications
software solution that provides a comprehensive, fast, accurate and cost-effective audit
of communications solutions.
"With the flexibility of MarWatch remote access service, integrating Ask Seymour is a
significant step in the right direction for our solution," said Mike Ford, Managing
Director at Dynamic Solutions International Ltd. "In addition to our already secure and
fully automated service, the ability to deploy the MarWatch remote access service
expedites the audit process for our customers."
The Ask Seymour release with MarWatch integration offers the following elements:
- Connect On Demand - Securely: MarWatch is a secure remote access service
available on an as needed, when needed basis.
- Flexibility: Simultaneous remote access connections to a customer's local area
- Expedite the Audit Process: Supports concurrent connections to multiple
- Benefit to MarWatch customers:MarWatch customers can easily integrate Ask
Seymour to gain valuable audit services for their network.
"This successful integration of MarWatch to Ask Seymour illustrates the usefulness of
MarWatch as a remote access service for our partners," said Niall Gallagher, CEO and
founder of Martello Technologies, "it enables customers and solution providers to remotely
audit their network assets using Ask Seymour without the use of a virtual private
About Ask Seymour
Ask Seymour is a product of Dynamic Solutions International Ltd, a UK company and a
partner company of MIT Technologies LTD who are specialists in the development of
telecommunications software solutions for the management of voice and data. Ask Seymour
covers Mitel, Nortel, Avaya, Cisco, Aastra, Siemens, Ericsson, and more. For information
About Martello Technologies
Martello Technologies is a global provider of comprehensive voice and data monitoring
and remote access service that delivers superior network visibility and improves the
health and security of networks. Martello Technologies provides customers and solution
providers a robust monitoring service designed for remote access to manage alarms and
provide real-time and historical reporting. For information, visit: http://www.martellotech.com
Discover a Richer and More User-Friendly Community Experience in This Dedicated
Application Available Today on the Android Market
Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital video games, announced today the
launch of its new dedicated Gameloft LIVE! application available on the Android Market.
Gameloft LIVE! is a brand-new version of the service which is already available on
Gameloft games and used by over 7 million players around the world.
The application allows members of the Gameloft community to create their own 3D avatar
and to help it evolve in an interactive environment for an even greater sense of immersion
in the Gameloft universe. Members can meet up with friends, play and chat together,
challenge each other and follow their game progress. With just one click, they can use
Gameloft LIVE! to access the entire lineup of Gameloft games on their mobile device and
receive special promotions.
Users can also receive gifts, such as accessories for their avatar, as a reward for
their loyalty and their continued activity on Gameloft LIVE! and Gameloft games. In the
near future, users can also access exclusive info about upcoming Gameloft titles so they
can be the first to know all the latest news.
Gameloft LIVE! will also be available on the App Store soon.
"We're thrilled to offer our fans a new version of Gameloft LIVE! today. Our community
tool is now more immersive and user-friendly to all players thanks to options that allow
users to fully customize their 3D avatar. We already have 7 million members, and we hope
to win over more new players quickly with the new Gameloft LIVE!" stated Gonzague de
Vallois, Senior Vice President of Publishing at Gameloft.
A leading global publisher of video games and social games, Gameloft(R) has
established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates
games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets
(Apple(R) iOS and Android(R)), set-top boxes, Smart TVs and consoles. Partnership
agreements with major rights holders have allowed Gameloft to associate its games with
leading international brands such as UNO(R), Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's Avatar(TM),
Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R). Gameloft also operates its own established franchises,
such as Real Football, Asphalt(TM), Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A.: Near
Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is present in all continents, distributes its games
in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.
Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP,
Gameloft's sponsored Level 1 ADR (ticker: GLOFY) is traded OTC in the US.
NEW YORK, February 8 /PRNewswire/ -- THIS MULTIVU REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY VONAGE.
A NEW IPHONE® AND ANDROID? APP LETS USERS TALK AND TEXT WORLDWIDE FOR FREE WITH ANYONE ELSE WHO USES THE APP.
VONAGE MOBILE® IS FREE AND WORKS OVER WI-FI, 3G, AND 4G WIRELESS DATA NETWORKS.
BECAUSE VONAGE MOBILE USES THE PHONE'S EXISTING CONTACT LIST, USERS DO NOT NEED TO CREATE NEW USER NAMES OR DUPLICATE IDENTITIES FOR CONTACTS.
USERS CAN EASILY SHARE VONAGE MOBILE WITH CONTACTS BY INVITING THEM TO DOWNLOAD THE APP VIA TEXT. THE APP ALSO LETS USERS MAKE TRADITIONAL LOW-COST INTERNATIONAL CALLS TO OTHERS WHO DON'T HAVE THE APP BY ADDING CREDIT THROUGH ITUNES OR ANDROID MARKET.
VONAGE SPOKESPERSON LEESA EICHBERGER:
"Vonage Mobile is an easy-to-use app that lets users make free high-definition calls and send free texts to other users worldwide. Plus, when calling those who don't have the app, Vonage Mobile provides ultra low-cost calling, with rates on average 70-80% less than major mobile carriers and 30% less than Skype's pay-per-minute rates."
iT1 Releases a New White Paper on Energy Saving Through Server Decommissioning
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new white paper released by iT1 Consulting outlines the ways in which organizations that store and safeguard electronic data can generate major cost savings by securely decommissioning aging or underused servers. Many physical servers use around 60% of their full power when switched on, even if they aren't performing useful work. Unused or under-used servers waste electricity, plant cooling, and space as well as internal capability such as CPU cycles, memory and storage. Securely decommissioning these machines can yield immediate cost savings to data operations in the form of greatly reduced power bills.
"Not all data center operations actively track the amount of energy use attributable to servers that aren't engaged in productive work, but the amount of energy and money wasted on non-productive server work can be tremendous," said M. Scott Brooks, a Principal at iT1 Consulting. "Streamlining operations and replacing aging servers with more powerful, energy-efficient machines is a win-win for data operations across the spectrum."
For public and private organizations that safeguard sensitive customer or citizen data, iT1's server decommission services include an array of drive destruction options to ensure data doesn't get into the wrong hands. Drives can undergo a 7-pass wipe in accordance with DoD standards for destruction of classified information, degaussed, or physically destroyed onsite as part of the process. Additionally, iT1 offers unparalleled client transparency into the decommission process via a secure application that allows customers to track the process in real time on the Web or on an iPad.
"There's no better way to ensure that our customers feel engaged in the process than allowing this level of insight into our process," said Brooks. "We do everything possible to ensure that our customers' information is safeguarded at every point of the transition to a leaner, greener, and more efficient operation."
ComponentOne Releases a Collection of 40+ UI Widgets Powered by HTML5 and jQuery
The Wijmo v2 Release Offers Developers Everything They Need to Build a Better Web
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ComponentOne, a leader in developer-productivity tools, has announced the 2012 release of Wijmo: a kit of UI widgets for HTML5 and jQuery development. The centerpiece of this release is the stunning data visualization widgets, including more HTML5 chart types and new HTML5 gauges.
Originally debuted in the first quarter of 2011, Wijmo extends jQuery UI and provides everything from interactive menus to rich charts. This v2 release offers over 40 widgets with many enhancements to existing widgets.
"This is the most complete collection of tools a Web developer may access for creating interactive websites and applications," said Chris Bannon, product manager at ComponentOne.
According to a blog post by Bannon, he states, "The power of HTML5 is harnessed in the Wijmo collection and with it your web applications will perform faster, run smoother, and be more engaging than ever before."
The dedicated website for Wijmo, wijmo.com, has a live demo which lets visitors explore every widget and highlights the specific features of each. In the Grid Demo, which displays the source code used to create it, ComponentOne shows how the Wijmo Grid surfaces the filtering UI for each column of data. "The Show Filter option allows the end user to filter through an infinite number of records efficiently and hassle-free," said Bannon.
While ComponentOne clearly shows the functionality of the widgets, they also are cognizant of the design aspect of web development. To easily develop a consistent look and feel throughout an application, users may start by using one of the six professionally designed themes included with Wijmo. Optionally, a user may choose from over 30 themes from the jQuery UI project or use ThemeRoller from jQuery UI to create a custom theme.
The Wijmo website describes how Wijmo is split into two kits,Wijmo CompleteandWijmo Open. Wijmo Complete is a commercial kit filled with powerful application building widgets like charts and grids. Wijmo Open is completely free and open source under the MIT/GPL licenses and includes menus, calendars, and more.
Either kit, Complete or Open, ensures the UI created works in every browser and every device without worrying about compatibility issues. Wijmo widgets support these popular browsers: IE6+, Firefox 3+, Safari 3+, and Chrome.
Earlier this week, ComponentOne posted a case study that details how a State College, PA based company, Schoolwires, migrated their applications to Wijmo. The study chronicles Wijmo in the eyes of Schoolwires, from evaluation to implementation and includes cost/time saving results.
Wijmo provides a set of jQuery widgets for creating interactive websites and apps. Built on jQuery UI guidelines and frameworks, each widget is fully themed and theme-able using ThemeRoller. Wijmo has everything you need including grids, charts, interactive widgets, and more. Visit http://wijmo.com. Follow @wijmo at http://twitter.com/wijmo and "like" Wijmo on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Wijmo
201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739
ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. As a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, ComponentOne provides a wide range of Microsoft Visual Studio components, Microsoft LightSwitch extensions, IDE tools, and Web Parts for Microsoft SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, visit http://www.componentone.com
All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Martello Technologies Teams with Dynamic Solutions International to Deliver Advanced Remote Access Services
The integration of Martello's MarWatch with Dynamic Solution's Ask
Seymour applications delivers reliable, secure and scalable remote
access and asset management capabilities
OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Martello Technologies, a global provider of
cloud based remote access and monitoring services today announced the
integration with Ask Seymour, a trusted telecommunications software
solution that provides a comprehensive, fast, accurate and
cost-effective audit of communications solutions.
"With the flexibility of MarWatch remote access service, integrating Ask
Seymour is a significant step in the right direction for our solution,"
said Mike Ford, Managing Director at Dynamic Solutions International
Ltd. "In addition to our already secure and fully automated service,
the ability to deploy the MarWatch remote access service expedites the
audit process for our customers."
The Ask Seymour release with MarWatch integration offers the following
-- Connect On Demand - Securely: MarWatch is a secure remote
access service available on an as needed, when needed basis.
-- Flexibility: Simultaneous remote access connections to a
customer's local area network.
-- Expedite the Audit Process:Supports concurrent connections to
-- Benefit to MarWatch customers: MarWatch customers can easily
integrate Ask Seymour to gain valuable audit services for their
"This successful integration of MarWatch to Ask Seymour illustrates the
usefulness of MarWatch as a remote access service for our partners,"
said Niall Gallagher, CEO and founder of Martello Technologies, "it
enables customers and solution providers to remotely audit their
network assets using Ask Seymour without the use of a virtual private
About Ask Seymour
Ask Seymour is a product of Dynamic Solutions International Ltd, a UK
company and a partner company of MIT Technologies LTD who are
specialists in the development of telecommunications software solutions
for the management of voice and data. Ask Seymour covers Mitel,
Nortel, Avaya, Cisco, Aastra, Siemens, Ericsson, and more. For
information visit: http://www.ask-seymour.co.uk/
About Martello Technologies
Martello Technologies is a global provider of comprehensive voice and
data monitoring and remote access service that delivers superior
network visibility and improves the health and security of networks.
Martello Technologies provides customers and solution providers a
robust monitoring service designed for remote access to manage alarms
and provide real-time and historical reporting. For information,
ADLINK Technology Announces the 100% Share Acquisition of LiPPERT Embedded Computers
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ADLINK Technology, Inc. (TSEC: 6166) announces the 100% share acquisition of LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH in Germany for approximately 7M euro based on the resolution of the board meeting held on Jan. 19, 2012.
Established in 1987 and located in Mannheim, Germany, LiPPERT has around 40 employees with a predominantly R&D and technical background and has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of quality embedded PC systems for rugged environments. LiPPERT promotes its products with the well-known "LiPPERT" brand through established sales networks in vertical markets requiring high quality module products for critical applications such as automation, transportation, medical, and defense.
Jim Liu, CEO of ADLINK, stated, "By leveraging LiPPERT's solid design methodology and process, the overall quality of ADLINK's embedded PC products can be effectively improved and better applied to a variety of environment-critical markets. Furthermore, the synergy of this acquisition with respect to production, costs, market development, and product comprehensiveness will be brought into full play. With the addition of LiPPERT's technical team, ADLINK will be able to provide better support to its customers in Europe and increase its global market share in module computing."
ADLINK has appointed Mr. Peter Lippert as Vice President in charge of the Global Module Computing Product Segment.
"In order to enhance competitiveness and growth, I've decided to sell. At the same time, we can now focus attention on new customer groups," said Lippert, CEO of LiPPERT Embedded Computers. "There was no financial pressure nor health concerns affecting the sale," he continued. "ADLINK is strengthened by the acquisition of LiPPERT Embedded Computers in the areas of PC/104, Computer-on-Modules and Embedded Motherboards. We complement each other very well.
"Initially, nothing will change at LiPPERT. Our products will continue to be manufactured in Germany, and I am staying on at the company," said Lippert. ADLINK also improves with the takeover, with strengthened technical services and relationships with trading partners in Europe. ADLINK and LiPPERT will continue to be represented by the same company in various regions such as Scandinavia and Russia.
About ADLINK Technology
ADLINK Technology provides a wide range of embedded computing products and services to the test & measurement, automation & process control, gaming, communications, medical, network security, and transportation industries. ADLINK products include PCI Express®-based data acquisition and I/O; vision and motion control; and AdvancedTCA, CompactPCI, and Computer-on-Modules (COMs) for industrial computing. With the acquisition of Ampro Computers, Inc., ADLINK also provides a wide range of Extreme Rugged and Rugged Single Board Computers, Computer-on-Modules and Systems under the brand name Ampro by ADLINK. ADLINK strives to minimize the total cost of ownership (TCO) of its customers by providing customization and system integration services, maintaining low manufacturing costs, and extending the lifecycle of its products. ADLINK is a global company with headquarters and manufacturing in Taiwan; R&D and integration in Taiwan, China, and the US; and an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices.
ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485, and TL9000 certified, is an Associate Member of the Intel® Embedded Alliance, an Executive Member of PICMG, a Sponsor Member of the PXI Systems Alliance, and a Member of the AXIe Consortium. ADLINK is a publicly traded company listed on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).
About LiPPERT Embedded Computers
LiPPERT Embedded Computers GmbH specializes in designing and building ultra-compact Embedded PCs, with customer applications in the areas of communications, electronic gaming, medical devices, industrial computers and multimedia technologies. LiPPERT has extensive long-term experience in the design and production of high technology and high-quality Embedded Systems, especially for deployment into rough environments. Complete system solutions as well as custom-specific boards can be developed and manufactured within a short time frame. Our services include hardware and software design using the latest methodologies. Time-to-market is greatly reduced with our bring-up service. Long-term availability of all products is assured with respect to functionality and interfaces.
We are a certified ISO 9001:2008 company and attach great importance to the quality of our products. All processes are documented and can be reproduced if necessary. Our product revision management assures safe and stable use for customers with approval-critical applications such as electronic gaming machines or medical devices.
SOURCE ADLINK Technology, Inc.
ADLINK Technology, Inc.
CONTACT: Amy Chen, Finance Department of ADLINK Technology, Inc., +886 2-8226-5877, firstname.lastname@example.org
Canada's leading check program provider adds to digital production capability
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delphax Technologies Inc. (Pink Sheets:DLPX), a global provider of high-speed digital printing equipment,today announced the sale of an Imaggia IM300 digital print system to D+H Limited Partnership (TSX: DH), a leading payments and lending solutions provider to the North American financial services industry. As Canada's largest check program provider, D+H has been a major user of Imaggia systems purchased over a 13-year period.
The ImaggiaIM300 is the most advanced security printing system of its type, combining the cost-effective advantages of digital technology with industry-leading Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) production capability. Using Delphax's patented electron-beam imaging technology, the system is the world's fastest toner-based digital MICR-capable sheet-fed printer with document throughput of 300 pages per minute.
"D+H was among the first of the major check producers to recognize the superior efficiency and productivity offered by the Imaggia's high-speed digital print capabilities," said Dieter Schilling, Delphax president and chief executive officer. "Our customers in total have logged over 15 billion feet of output since the system's introduction--approximately 186 billion high-quality printed checks meeting the highest worldwide standards for MICR encoded, secure documents. D+H has been a major contributor to that total."
"Since our initial purchase in 1998, D+H has assembled a fleet of Imaggia systems at our Markham, Ontario, and Longueuil, Quebec, facilities to support ongoing improvements in productivity and workflow management," said Yves Denomme, D+H executive vice president, operations. "The Imaggia system, along with Delphax Technologies' customer support, continues to meet our expectations as we strive to grow in the ever increasingly competitive financial services industry."
The Imaggia sheet-fed platform is ideal for applications that require multiple base stock sources or variable overprint on pre-printed stock. All of Delphax's cut-sheet solutions offer dynamic input collation to handle paper substrates of varying sizes, weights, and finishes.
About D+H Limited Partnership
Founded in 1875, Davis + Henderson provides innovative programs, technology products, and technology based business services to customers in the financial services industry who offer deposit, lending, insurance and wealth management products to consumers and businesses. Davis + Henderson Corporation is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DH. Further information can be found in the disclosure documents filed by D+H Limited Partnership with the securities regulatory authorities, available at http://www.sedar.com.
About Delphax Technologies Inc.
Delphax Technologies Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of advanced digital print production systems. For more than 30 years, Delphax has pioneered high-speed digital imaging innovations that improve throughput and enhance efficiencies for publishers, direct marketers and other commercial print customers where cost and quality are important. The Delphax portfolio includes specialized full color inkjet or monochrome inkjet and toner technologies that are ideal for a wide range of applications over a broad spectrum of substrates from ultra-lightweight paper to heavy stock in both roll-fed and cut-sheet print environments. Delphax is headquartered in Minneapolis, with subsidiaries in Canada, the United Kingdom and France. The company's common stock is currently quoted over the counter under the symbol DLPX.PK. Additional information is available on the company's website at http://www.delphax.com.
SOURCE Delphax Technologies Inc.
Delphax Technologies Inc.
CONTACT: Gregory S. Furness, Chief Financial Officer, email@example.com, or Sanja Wallace, Director, Product Management, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Delphax Technologies Inc., +1-952-939-9000
Leeds Internet Exchange Launches Yorkshire onto the Global Internet Map
LEEDS, England, February 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Thursday 16th February 2012 shall mark the launch of IXLeeds, a neutral not-for-profit
Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Leeds. Its main objectives are to allow Internet
Service Providers (ISPs) in the north of the UK to provide faster, cheaper broadband, and
make Yorkshire less dependent upon London.
The Olympic Games will place a greatly increased demand on London's resources, so it's
paramount that Yorkshire reduces its reliance on London's Internet infrastructure.
Also, In order for Internet services to become faster and more competitive, there is a
need for all ISPs to exchange traffic with social networks and streaming media (such as
on-demand and Internet TV). On top of this, as mobile download speeds get faster, the need
to handle this data regionally becomes even more important. Regional internet exchanges
such as IXLeeds are key to making this happen.
IXLeeds, based in aql.com's data facility in the heart of the city, will be the first
exchange of its kind in Yorkshire. The official launch event is a key turning point in its
development, which grew out of a working group set up back in 2008 to promote
collaboration between operators in Yorkshire. The exchange is not just a place for ISPs to
exchange traffic, but is also dedicated to bringing global Internet expertise to the
region, benefiting existing initiatives, such as the rollout of 'superfast broadband' and
metropolitan Internet services.
The bottom line: According to a leading industry report : "80 new jobs are created for
every 1000 new broadband connections."
Communications Minister, Ed Vaizey said "We must ensure the UK has the digital
infrastructure necessary to drive sustainable growth. Projects like IXLeeds will provide
cities and regions with better Internet services, which they can use to develop new
products, reach new markets and create new jobs."
Andy Davidson, Board Chair, says; 'Welcome to Booming Yorkshire - the second largest
region in the UK by GDP. IXLeeds allows all ISPs in Yorkshire to develop their
connectivity strategy and to reduce reliance on London, enabling internet traffic to take
a more direct route between ISPs in the north. This will improve the efficiency of the
Internet, resulting in a better service for the end user.'
The launch event will be held at The Carriage Works in Leeds. It's open to both
members and non-members and is free to register. Attendees will be able to find out more
about IXLeeds as well as hear from industry speakers Robert Ling (Broadband Delivery UK -
the Government vehicle for delivery of policy on broadband), John Souter (LINX, the London
Internet Exchange) and Dr Adam Beaumont (aql - a Leeds based telecommunications operator).
IXLeeds is a limited company with an experienced board of four directors and a company
secretary, elected by its membership.
Chair: Andy Davidson (Hurricane Electric). Andy sits on the board of directors of
LONAP, another neutral Internet Exchange point in the UK. Through his work as a chair of
the European IX Working group at RIPE he has tutored operators in Eastern Europe, Russia
and the Middle East on building commercially and technically stable Internet Exchange
For interviews or more information: Emma Frost, Communications Director, IXLeeds, email@example.com ; - Dan Ray, aql, firstname.lastname@example.org : Telephone : +44(0)1133-20-30-85
SeeUnity Mobilizes Enterprise Content Management with New Apple iPad App
New iPad users to access and download content from their OpenText eDOCS and Microsoft SharePoint systems
DENVER, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SeeUnity is pleased to announce the immediate availability of SeeUnity Mobile for the iPad. SeeUnity Mobile mobilizes Enterprise Content Management (ECM) through the iPad. Using SeeUnity Mobile, eDOCS and SharePoint users can browse, search, access, and download content for offline editing - all from the iPad.
With secure connectivity (leveraging WiFi, or G and EDGE telecommunications), users can easily access one or more repositories from their iPad tablets. Most critical user functionality is preserved, including the ability to browse, search and access documents and metadata. Documents can be opened and edited in compatible iPad apps of choice.
"With the tremendous growth of corporate iPad adoption, SeeUnity Mobile was a perfect fit for us," said Brant Henne, Marketing Director at SeeUnity. "We've already expanded ECM access with SharePoint and desktop-based integration products. The trend toward corporate mobility represents a tremendous opportunity to increase content availability. Based on early adopter feedback, SeeUnity Mobile delivers."
SeeUnity Mobile was developed using customer feedback and testing, to ensure the product would meet real world requirements. The app preserves key components of traditional ECM client usability, while introducing new features that highlight the iPad's portability and form-factor. Features include:
-- Access one or many eDOCS document libraries and SharePoint sites.
-- View document content and meta-data, including eDOCS profile data.
-- Search eDOCS libraries using full-text and\or profiles.
-- Maintain a quick access favorites list of frequently accessed items.
-- Download documents for offline access with single button refresh.
-- View any eDOCS document version.
-- View eDOCS history list.
-- Send documents to other apps using Open With...
-- Send documents or document links as e-mail attachments.
-- Open documents from other applications (e-mail, editors, etc...).
-- Documents from e-mail and other applications can be imported into ECM.
-- View documents from SeeUnity SmartLinks.
-- Connect via HTTP or HTTPS.
-- Optional warnings when sending documents via e-mail or Open With...
Microsoft SharePoint and OpenText eDOCS are supported for use on the Apple iPad with the currently available release, with support for additional ECM systems and devices to follow.
Trial Version and Full Version RequirementsA free evaluation version of SeeUnity Mobile is available online at the iTunes store. The evaluation version includes all of the features of the full version, but access is limited to SeeUnity demo servers. The full version of SeeUnity Mobile requires access and licensing of respective eDOCS or SharePoint systems, and enterprise licensing of SeeUnity's Core Integration Services (CIS). For more information about pricing and licensing of CIS, please contact SeeUnity at 970-776-8300, or email@example.com.
More InformationSeeUnity is a leading provider of Enterprise Content Integration and Migration solutions. Our products enable short and long-term content coexistence strategies that increase the value of your Microsoft SharePoint and ECM investments. For more information about SeeUnity, visit http://www.seeunity.com.
SeeUnity and the SeeUnity logo are trademarks of SeeUnity, Inc. SharePoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. eDOCS is a registered trademark of OpenText corporation. iPad is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Wacom and Access Announce Streamlined e-Signature Solution for the Healthcare Industry
New Offering Brings Time and Cost Savings to Healthcare Providers
VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Wacom®, the leading manufacturer of pen tablets and interactive pen displays, announces a partnership with Access, a global provider of electronic forms management, automation and workflow software, to create a new e-Signature solution for the healthcare industry. The solution combines a Wacom signature tablet with Access' Intelligent Forms Suite software to deliver a more streamlined, secure and efficient way to integrate electronic handwritten signatures into the healthcare industry's daily workflow.
By bringing accurate and real life e-Signatures to the patient registration and bedside consent processes, Wacom and Access' solution reduces the time and cost previously invested in the process.
"Collecting traditional, hand-written signatures from patients at registration and bedside requires the use of paper forms, which not only incur high financial, productivity and environmental costs, but delay admission and inhibit information sharing," said Cody Strate, Sales Director. "With Wacom and Access's e-Signature solution, healthcare professionals and patients experience a reduction in the time and cost it takes to securely authorize medical appointments, exams and procedures."
Additionally, each one of Wacom's battery-free and cordless signature tablets is able to capture the static and biometric information of individual signatures which Access captures and binds to the document, providing an effective defense against fraud for both patients and healthcare providers. Litigation risk is also reduced with accurate, electronically-stored signatures proving patient consent.
"Through modernizing the signature capture process, Wacom and Access' e-Signature solution provides not only a cost-savings to healthcare providers with less of a need to print, scan and store documents, but an increase in the trust and confidence patients feel in their healthcare provider through the streamlined and professional process it offers," says Michael Marcum, Vice President of Vertical Markets for Wacom Technology Services, Corp. "Improving the process to add unalterable and legally-binding electronic signatures to documents is also a time-savings, which benefits both patients and the healthcare industry."
Wacom and Access will be showcasing their e-Signature solution at the Healthcare Information and Management System Society's Annual Conference (HIMSS) February 20-24 in Las Vegas. To learn more, please stop by:
Wacom's Booth Number: 13522
Access' Booth Number: 860
Resellers and System Integrators interested in selling Wacom and Access' e-Signature solution can send inquiries to SignatureTablet@wacom.com for more information.
Founded in 1983, Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices provide business, education and healthcare users with the ability to explore digital content creation in a comfortable, natural way. For additional information, visit: http://www.wacom.com.
Access is the world's leading electronic forms (e-forms) management, automation and workflow software provider. Our solutions transform any paper-intensive forms process into a paperless, collaborative workflow. Hundreds of hospitals worldwide are using Access solutions to improve patient care and safety, cut costs and enhance electronic health records (EHR), patient safety and downtime planning initiatives. Learn more at http://www.accessefm.com.
New Social Media Analytics Technology Measures ROI for Retailers
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AddShoppers launches new social commerce platform that tracks the ROI of social media traffic and significantly increases product sharing, free.
Now retailers can put a dollar amount to all types of social sharing. It's simple to identify which social networks are driving the most sales. In addition you can analyze demographics at a product level. For example, Product A might be more popular among males aged 25-34 on Twitter while Product B is shared more on Facebook by females aged 35-45.
"After setting up AddShoppers and incentivizing people to share, we are already collecting extremely valuable data, driving new social conversations, and acquiring new customers at a nominal Cost Per Acquisition. AddShoppers brings eCommerce social media marketing to a whole new level." - Jed Young, Internet Marketing Manager at FairwayStyles.com
During their beta, AddShoppers' new Social Promo Callout(TM) technology, increased Facebook Likes, tweets, and more by 30% on average. If a retailer chooses to offer a coupon for sharing, their customers are alerted by a callout tag that displays the applicable discount next to the sharing button of choice. After a customer shares, their friends can click through to view the product and share for their own discount.
AddShoppers is integrated with some of the top eCommerce platforms out of the box, including: Magento, Shopify, Volusion, Yahoo! Stores, and Big Commerce. Only sharing sources that make sense for retail such as Wishpot, Kaboodle, and Stumbleupon are integrated. AddShoppers' Influencer technology is powered by Klout so retailers can sort by their most influential sharers. Sharing demographics are enhanced by Rapleaf and Facebook.
AddShoppers is an open social sharing platform built for retailers. We increase sharing with our -- soon to be patented -- Social Promo Callouts(TM) and measure success with just a few snippets of code, free. Everything is eCommerce specific, even our URL shortener -- http://shop.pe.
Social Mobile Game for Music Fans to Launch Private Beta at SXSW 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TastemakerX, a social mobile platform focused on developing a targeted taste graph, today announced that it has raised $1.8 million in funding from leading venture capital firms and angel investors that include media and music veterans. The company will release its debut TastemakerX Music mobile app as a private beta in early March 2012.
Investors in this round of financing include Guggenheim Partners (Billboard, C3, Variety Magazine), Baseline Ventures (Task Rabbit, Instagram), True Ventures (Schematic Labs, Automattic) AOL Ventures (bit.ly, Solve Media) and Tekton Ventures (Seamless Receipts, DoodleDeals). Additionally, the company has attracted Internet and music industry advisors John Battelle, Marc Geiger, Ian Rogers, Paul Bricault and Ted Rheingold and angel investors Andrew Anker, Mich Mathews, Michael Kassan and Mike McGinley.
The company founders, Marc Ruxin, a former advertising and media executive and start-up advisor and Sandro Pugliese, an engineer and entrepreneur, both started their careers in the A&R department at EMI records in the early 1990s. Ruxin and Pugliese are using the funds to launch the company and develop the TastemakerX platform.
"What music fan doesn't want to be the first to discover the next big band and get credit for it?" said Marc Ruxin, co-founder and CEO of TastemakerX. "Like fantasy sports for music lovers, players will be able to browse portfolios of like-minded music aficionados to discover new music and see real-time news about the artists they love."
Steve Anderson, founder of Baseline Ventures, said, "Over the past few years, the big social networks were growing so quickly and becoming so broad that surfacing information about personal taste was becoming almost impossible. TastemakerX solves two problems: It delineates personal taste and influence, establishing a true 'taste graph,' and it gamifies culture, in the same way Fantasy sports leagues gamifiy professional sports for millions of fans."
About TastemakerX, Inc.
TastemakerX is social gaming platform that allows users to build portfolios of personal tastes and share it to their social graph. The TastemakerX Music mobile app enables fans to discover artists, trends and inspiration; compete against other tastemakers; and share experiences through geo-tagging, commentary and photo sharing. TastemakerX is a San Francisco-based company founded by Marc Ruxin and Sandro Pugliese in August 2011.
Next-Generation eWealthManager Site Brings Enhancements To Better Manage, Grow Business
PLEASANT HILL, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth Financial Wealth Management (GFWM), a subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), announced the launch of a significant upgrade to eWealthManager, the firm's online platform used by financial advisors working with GFWM. Advisors can take advantage of a host of new features and functionality to make working with their clients and on their business more efficient and effective. Content and tools are easier to find and use, and organized to align better with the way advisors work.
"The goal of the new eWealthManager is to help advisors maximize their time, so they can concentrate on their interactions with clients," said GFWM President and CEO Gurinder Ahluwalia. "We asked a cross-section of advisors on our platform where we should focus, and we listened and used their input to design the new site."
Ahluwalia also noted that the site supports GFWM's mission of helping advisors build better businesses with a new and extensive Practice Management section that provides a hub through which to track key information about their practices.
The upgraded eWealthManager site enables advisors to:
-- See their entire practice at a glance
-- View investment summaries by Asset Allocation Approaches, Asset Classes
or Solution Types
-- View performance of the portfolio strategists in each of GFWM's asset
-- Compare the investment characteristics of portfolio strategists
-- Quickly evaluate their firm's activity and growth on the platform
-- Host secure client meetings with the new Meeting Mode feature
-- Understand their clients' activity on the site
-- Leverage business planning tools and calculators to enhance business
Ahluwalia added that "The site is another reflection of our commitment to helping advisors who are committed to Genworth Wealth Management build great businesses which includes the use of enhanced technology."
About Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc.
Genworth Financial Wealth Management, Inc. helps independent financial advisors build great businesses by providing comprehensive support across every phase of their operation. GFWM offers a sophisticated investment management platform, robust client relationship tools and support, and innovative practice management programs that combine leading-edge industry research with real-world expertise and experience. A wholly owned subsidiary of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), GFWM has over $20 billion in assets on its platform and helps more than 6,000 advisors meet their clients' wealth management and investment needs. For more information, visit http://www.genworthwealth.com.
Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.
Genworth has approximately 6,400 employees and operates through three divisions: Insurance and Wealth Management, which includes U.S. Life Insurance, Wealth Management, and International Protection segments; Mortgage Insurance, which includes U.S. and International Mortgage Insurance segments; and the Corporate and Runoff division. Its products and services are offered through financial intermediaries, advisors, independent distributors and sales specialists. Genworth Financial, Inc., which traces its roots back to 1871, became a public company in 2004 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, visit genworth.com. From time to time, Genworth Financial, Inc. releases important information via postings on its corporate website. Accordingly, investors and other interested parties are encouraged to enroll to receive automatic email alerts and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds regarding new postings. Enrollment information is found under the "Investors" section of genworth.com.
SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.
Genworth Financial, Inc.
CONTACT: CONTACT: Annette Bronkesh, Bronkesh Associates, +1-973-778-8648, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tom Topinka, Genworth Financial, Media Relations, +1-804-662-2444, email@example.com
Navman Wireless Adds SpeedGauge-Powered Speed Monitoring for Fleet Control
Latest Enhancement to Fleet Tracking System Helps Reduce Risk, Fuel Use & Maintenance Costs
GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Navman Wireless is offering a new GPS-based speed monitoring service for its OnlineAVL2 fleet tracking system through a partnership with SpeedGauge, a provider of speed management analytics for the commercial transportation industry. The new option - available for fleets in the U.S. and Canada - combines the two companies' technologies to help fleet operators reduce risk, fuel consumption and maintenance costs by detecting violations of posted speed limits and/or company speed policies.
Available as an add-on to any of Navman Wireless' monthly subscription packages, the SpeedGauge service enables fleet managers to identify high-risk driving behavior and analyze speeding patterns over time. Users can:
-- Establish thresholds for driving over posted speed limits (e.g. 3 mph
over for city, 7 mph over for highway), with different settings for
cars, trucks and hazmat vehicles.
-- Set limits and thresholds for private roads, truck yards and other
locations outside of standard speed zones, and create custom speed zones
with electronic geofences.
-- Receive daily, weekly or monthly emails that list the time, date,
location, speed limit, actual speed and other key data for each speeding
-- See the precise location of any violation on a map by clicking on any
-- Drill down to additional details at Navman Wireless' password-protected
SpeedGauge site, with the ability to sort by parameters such as vehicle
-- Access a variety of trend reports online, including charts and graphs
providing at-a-glance information on speed violations and improvements
over time. Reports are archived online for a year and can also be
imported by the fleet operator for longer recordkeeping.
A study by SpeedGauge found that using speed monitoring to pinpoint and correct speeding behavior can reduce speeding incidents by up to 67%, substantially decrease accident risk and associated costs, and lower both fuel consumption and annual maintenance expenses. The findings are based in part on EPA data indicating that driving 10 mph over the limit increases fuel consumption by 15%. Reducing speeding on roads with speed limits over 55 mph alone saves an average of $21,000 to $80,000 per vehicle in fuel bills, according to EPA calculations.
"Driving speed has traditionally been a wild card in fleet management because fleet operators have had no way to measure this aspect of driver behavior. Yet speeding corresponds directly to accidents, fuel efficiency, and vehicle wear and tear," said Renaat Ver Eecke, Vice President and General Manager, Navman Wireless North America. "With SpeedGauge, managers can zero in on habitual speeders, use the information to corrective action, and dramatically reduce speeding incidents and related risk and costs through training and policy enforcement."
The new SpeedGauge service marks the second enhancement to the OnlineAVL2 platform in a month. In January, Navman Wireless announced the addition of a route optimization capability powered by Dashfly that enables dispatchers to calculate the fastest and shortest driving routes for up to 25 stops with one click. The resulting routing information is then transmitted to Navman Wireless' M-Nav in-vehicle terminals for driver notification and turn-by-turn navigation.
API Available for Other IntegrationsSpeedGauge's integration with Navman Wireless' technology marks the latest use of Navman Wireless' Application Programming Interface (API) to enable seamless communication between the OnlineAVL2 software and third-party applications. The Navman Wireless API can be used both to add new functionality to OnlineAVL2, as in the cases of SpeedGauge and Dashfly, and to leverage Navman Wireless' fleet tracking data to help power other systems, such as a towing application and an after-hours college ride service.
The GPS-based Navman Wireless platform is the only fleet tracking solution that provides location, operations and performance data for both on-road vehicles and construction equipment from a single interface. The system monitors vehicle location in real time while also helping fleet managers reduce fuel, labor and vehicle operating costs. System maps and reports pinpoint problems such as idling, inaccurate timesheets, unauthorized stops and personal vehicle usage as well as improving dispatch efficiencies and optimizing maintenance schedules.
Components include the back-end OnlineAVL2 application, delivered under the Software-as-a-Service model with no major in-house software installation or maintenance required; the Qube on-road and Qtanium off-road GPS tracking devices; and in-vehicle M-Nav 760 and MDT-860 mobile messaging/turn-by-turn GPS navigation devices.
About Navman WirelessNavman Wireless is a global leader in GPS-based fleet optimization products and services, including real-time vehicle tracking and analytics delivered under the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model that enable companies to track, monitor and communicate with their movable and fixed equipment assets. The company's technology currently monitors more than 150,000 vehicles owned by over 14,000 organizations worldwide, making Navman Wireless one of the world's largest fleet management providers with coverage on five continents. Navman Wireless is based in Glenview, IL, with facilities in the U.S., Mexico, UK, Italy, Taiwan,Ireland, Singapore, China, New Zealand and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.navmanwireless.com.
About SpeedGaugeSpeedGauge, a privately held company founded in 2002 and located in San Francisco, provides patented BI and analytics to the commercial transportation industry. SpeedGauge's software solution is available through its network of GPS fleet tracking partners and 3rd party providers around the globe. Deployed across thousands of fleets, SpeedGauge is currently available in North America, Europe and Australasia, with plans to expand to other regions. For more information, visit http://www.speedgauge.net.
SOURCE Navman Wireless
CONTACT: Lisa Kornblatt of SSPR, +1-847-415-9330, firstname.lastname@example.org for Navman Wireless
Square Enix London Studios and United Front Games Bring Gritty, Open-World Action to the Streets of Hong Kong in Second Half of 2012
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix London Studios, a part of the Square Enix Group announces Sleeping Dogs(TM), a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Developed by United Front Games in collaboration with Square Enix London Studios, Sleeping Dogs will be available in the second half of 2012 for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC.
Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world's most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside...the Hong Kong Triads. As players explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.
Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fuelled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.
"From the moment you pick up the controller and experience the blend of driving, close combat and shooting you know you're playing something fresh and a bit special," said Lee Singleton, general manager of Square Enix London Studios. "Sleeping Dogs has one of the best melee combat systems out there - it's super brutal with devastating takedown moves, and when added to UFG's proven heritage in driving games, a first class story and the vibrant backdrop of the Hong Kong underworld we get a fiery recipe with fun written all over it."
"Working on Sleeping Dogs has been such a huge passion for the team at United Front Games and we're really pleased to be working with Square Enix London Studios," said Stephen Van Der Mescht, executive producer at United Front Games. "The extensive experience that both studios have in creating compelling open world gameplay and rich, rewarding combat makes for a perfect partnership. Working together we're ensuring Sleeping Dogs is the most intense and immersive game it can be."
About Square Enix London Studios
Square Enix London Studios is part of Square Enix Europe, sitting within Square Enix' European head office in Wimbledon, South West London. The studio is focused on bringing to market games from some of the world's most successful and talented independent development teams. Previous games include award-winning titles such as BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM(TM) with Rocksteady Studios and JUST CAUSE® 2 with Avalanche Studios.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix Group. The Square Enix Group operates a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 100 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 59 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 35 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
Turkey's Largest Public Banking Organization Selects EMC Documentum to Drive Business Transformation
Ziraat Bank Employs EMC Documentum Platform Combining ECM, BPM, and Intelligent Capture
HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- Ziraat Bank, the largest public banking organization in Turkey, chooses
EMC Documentum to anchor its information management strategy and improve
its organizational processes across all branches and subsidiaries.
-- The EMC solution combines enterprise content management (ECM), business
process management (BPM) and intelligent capture.
-- With EMC Documentum, Ziraat Bank can now implement internal
correspondence and regulation processes to help it ensure global
compliance, improve decision making, enhance service levels, and
automate application processing to increase efficiency and productivity
across various internal departments.
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) today announced that Ziraat Bank, the largest public banking organization with the widest service network in Turkey, has selected EMC® Documentum® to improve its organizational processes across 1,400 branch offices and subsidiaries worldwide. EMC Documentum is a comprehensive enterprise content management (ECM) platform that enables customers to collaborate, manages, access, distribute and control information securely anywhere, at any time, from any device.
With more than 22,000 employees and an aggressive strategy to grow its service network, Ziraat Bank needed a comprehensive and highly-integrated ECM solution for managing its entire information life-cycle with superior security and governance. After a rigorous evaluation process and working with EMC's Information Intelligence Group's Services organization, the company chose an enterprise-wide approach to managing its information and deployed Documentum as its intelligent information foundation combining ECM, business process management (BPM), and capture capabilities within a unified information management platform.
By deploying Documentum, Ziraat Bank can now implement internal correspondence and regulation processes to ensure global compliance and operational efficiency, and automate application processing to accelerate transactions and increase productivity across various internal departments. These processes are streamlined and coordinated across functional boundaries both inside and outside the organization, providing the visibility into business operations to enhance decision quality and service levels.
Yunus Uygur Kocaoglu, General Manager of Ziraat Bank
"Today's global banking environment requires a comprehensive information management foundation that is extensive, yet scalable to adapt to emerging needs. Documentum meets those requirements and provides the infrastructure to help us transform our business, drive greater efficiency, prepare for growth, and remain competitive in a cost-effective manner."
Rohit Ghai, Vice President and General Manager, Content and Case Management Group, EMC Information Intelligence Group.
"We are pleased to work with Ziraat Bank, helping them transform the way they do business. Using Documentum as the scalable and compliant information fabric coupled with Captiva's enterprise capture platform enables global brands like Ziraat to automate and information-enable business processes to drive transformation."
-- Learn more about EMC Enterprise Content Management
-- Learn more about EMC Documentum
-- Read about ECM in the Cloud
-- Read the 15-minute Guide to ECM
-- Connect with EMC Documentum communities on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube,
SlideShare, and the EMC Community Network.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found atwww.EMC.com.
EMC and Documentum are registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks herein are the property of their respective holders.
SOURCE EMC Corporation
CONTACT: CONTACT: David De Jear, +1-925-600-6790, email@example.com
Unicorn Media and Nexeven Form Strategic Partnership
STOCKHOLM-BASED VIDEO PROVIDER PARTICIPATES IN SERIES A INVESTMENT ROUND WITH UNICORN MEDIA AND DELIVERS ITS PATENTED VIDEO TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONALLY
TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unicorn Media, a mobile monetization technology provider, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Nexeven, one of Europe's leading online video solutions providers. Nexeven is a Series A investor in Unicorn Media and will market the company's patented suite of mobile monetization and workflow optimization solutions across more than 60 countries.
Founded in Stockholm, Nexeven currently markets to Western Europe, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, with plans to expand to Asia and Africa in the near future. Nexeven provides an online end-to-end video solution that allows national and international video content owners, broadcasters and publishers to unicast their content globally.
Unicorn Media's innovative technology solutions were designed to help video publishers monetize their content on every Internet-connected device, streamline workflows and reduce the complexity of file management. Unicorn Once(TM) makes it possible to ingest a file one time and reach any video-enabled device via a single URL while allowing for dynamic insertion and real-time analytics across every platform. Unicorn Media customers have the ability to easily reach over 4,400 devices including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, iPad, Roku, Boxee, game consoles and more.
"As we were expanding our business in the EMEA territories, it became clear that the Unicorn Media set of services was essential for us to serve the needs of our clients. As the proliferation of video across multiple devices continues to grow at a rapid pace, Unicorn's patented technology plays a crucial role in solving customer challenges. In addition to the business relationship, we have made a substantial investment in Unicorn Media Inc., as Unicorn clearly has, and will have, the most advanced and customer-oriented solution in the market," Johan Frisch, CEO, Nexeven.
"We're thrilled to be working with Nexeven, both as a business partner and as an investor. It became obvious when first developing the relationship that we had common interests, and this lead to the significant partnership we're announcing today. We expect the relationship to become tighter and the territory to be broader over time," said Bill Rinehart, Founder and CEO, Unicorn Media.
Nexeven provides an end-to-end service for online media management and delivery. Developed with broadcasters and high-volume content rights owners in mind, Nexeven Video Solution offers a flexible and tailor-made solution for your current and future needs. http://www.nexeven.se
About Unicorn Media, Inc.
Unicorn Media, Inc. is a mobile monetization technology provider that helps companies deliver media to any device, anytime, anywhere, while providing real-time analytics on any platform. Unicorn's core services include Unicorn ONCE(TM), Unicorn VISION(TM) and Unicorn ELEMENTS(TM), technology that allows users to syndicate to any Internet-connected device, track content in real-time across any platform and optimize workflow to maximize profitability. http://www.unicornmedia.com.
Champion! Magazine Launches Into 2012 With New Issue Available Now in the iTunes App Store and Newsstand
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The next great comic and pop culture event isn't in New York or San Diego - it's on your iPad. Having steadily attracted a readership since its initial preview launch this past September, with over 37,000 app launches and 20,000 issue downloads, Champion! Magazine made its 2012 debut Monday.
Fans of comic books and pop culture will find that they now have "a Comic-Con experience right at their finger tips," says publisher Sam Simon. The January edition features an exclusive cover photographed and costumed cosplay photo essay by pop culture icon Howard Stern, with true fans dressed in their own detailed recreations of their favorite comic characters from Marvel's Scarlet Witch to Star Wars hero, Chewbacca.
Champion! offers previews and reviews of comic books, toys, television, movies and more. The first 2012 issue features a new interview with pop culture icon Nicolas Cage, takes a behind the scenes tour of the J.J. Abrams FOX hit Alcatraz, catches up with Marvel Comics superstar Brian Michael Bendis as well as an enormous toy and collectible preview.
Robert Kirkman called Champion! "Kind of my favorite thing ever ... really innovative stuff," and USA Today praised, "Smart publications like this make me feel lucky to be an iPad owner!" Designed for the iPad, Champion! is an innovative monthly "ultimate guide" to the world of comic books and pop culture, rife with industry news, in-depth interviews, product reviews and genre-specific recommendations from authentic and informed sources.
The marriage of content and technology gives readers an experience they can't get from print or a daily website or blog. An evolutionary step forward in publishing for tablet media, Champion! fuses quality journalism with the latest interactive technology: a touch-screen experience incorporating movable images, audio clips, video, live Twitter feeds connecting readers with staff and other readers, and breaking-news updates as they occur.
"Why a digital magazine and not a blog? What does the magazine format have to offer that makes it unique?" asks Champion! co-founder and editor-in-chief Mike Cotton. "Our format is both familiar to readers while offering the most cutting-edge technology and interactivity. Blogs and websites just don't have the impact or edge they once did. Today, it's not about the Internet, it's about how you receive news and entertainment, and that's through apps."
Champion! is powered by Adobe's Digital Publishing Suite, Professional Edition, a tablet publishing solution for highly designed, immersive content published across a variety of marketplaces and devices. To download the app, please visit http://bit.ly/Champion_app.
Champion! Magazine is led by a team of pop culture innovators including publisher Sam Simon, a nine-time Emmy winner best-known for "The Simpsons" and "The Drew Carey Show"; editor-in-chief Mike Cotton, who previously spent a decade at Wizard magazine and is now a weekly contributor to the Howard 101 "GEEKTIME!" radio show on SiriusXM; creative director Steve Blackwell, former Wizard magazine creative director and acclaimed freelance designer; and development director Ralph Cirella, creator of the fan favorite Howard 101 "GEEKTIME!" radio show on SiriusXM.
Grocery Shop While You Commute? Peapod by GIANT and Titan Make it Possible for Thousands of Philadelphia Commuters
Flagship brands including Coke, Stroehmann and P&G Partner for Virtual Rail Campaign
NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Philadelphians spend on average of nearly 30 minutes commuting to work.* That amounts to 2.5 hours per week. Imagine putting that time to good use by getting a jump start on your grocery shopping done while you're commuting.
If you have a smartphone - that possibility has just become a reality.
For the first time in the United States, Peapod the nation's largest internet grocer, is using Titan's transit advertising to get the word out about its mobile app for Philadelphia residents. Once Peapod's mobile app is downloaded, people can shop smarter and faster - wherever they are.
Users simply scan the QR code listed in the ad to get the Peapod app, use the barcode icon to start scanning the items on the ads and once in the app, browse thousands of items - just as they would in the brick and mortar grocery store. Peapod is also running a special promotion. Users are encouraged use "PHILLYRAIL" as a promo code for $20 off their first order and 60 days of free delivery.
Brands like Coke, Stroehmann and P&G have partnered with Peapod to reach on-the-go- consumers in this convenient, innovative way.
"At Peapod by GIANT we want to make it easier to grocery shop anywhere any time -- even while waiting for the train. Using their smartphones or tablet computers, customers can shop for great products from GIANT in a new way," said Mike Brennan, COO, Peapod. "We chose Philadelphia to launch this initiative because it's a new and exciting market for us. Titan had the most compelling media property in the city and it just made sense for us to let commuters know about our free, convenient application."
Titan, the largest transit advertising firm in North America, has been the advertising partner of Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) which serves Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties since 2005.
"It's taking the grocery store and literally putting it on the train platform," said Jeff Randazzo, executive vice president, Titan general manager. "Combining our media formats with a compelling call to action like Peapod's grocery app is a great use of our medium. Who wouldn't want to put commuting time to good use by grocery shopping?"
Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy people, Peapod today stands as the country's leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets. An Ahold USA company, Peapod has made over 20 million deliveries since its late 1980s inception. For more information on Peapod, call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (573.2763); email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.peapod.com.
Titan is a full service media company specializing in Out-of-Home advertising. With more markets, more Top Ten DMA penetration and more riders, Titan is the leader in Transit Advertising in the United States.
Titan provides sales, marketing, creative, research and maintenance of advertising on bus, rail, bulletins, telephone kiosks and street banners. It also leads the way in the development and successful introduction of market leading digital Outdoor platforms. Titan furnishes national and local clients with creative media solutions in the North America's top markets including Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, New Jersey, Dallas, Seattle, Charlotte and Minneapolis/St. Paul and Canada.
iTrinegy Expands its Network Emulator Offering Into China Replacing Simena at Beijing Broad Sky, China
CAMBRIDGE, England and RENO, Nevada, February 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
-iTrinegy network emulators fill gap created by Simena's acquisition by
iTrinegy, announces a partnership with Beijing Broad Sky Innovation Technology (Broad
Sky), a company focused on delivering comprehensive communication solutions. This
agreement enables Broad Sky to resell iTrinegy's award-winning network emulation
technology in China and complements Broad Sky's expertise in supplying service providers
and enterprises with technologies and solutions to test and monitor application
performance over networks.
iTrinegy [http://www.itrinegy.com ] has resellers world-wide and Broad Sky is the
second reseller to sign up under the iTrinegy's Simena Replacement Program. "Our resellers
are specialists in their field and they expect high quality products" says Frank Puranik,
iTrinegy's Product Director. "We are really excited that even so early in our relationship
that Broad Sky have sold one of our INE Network Emulators to WuhanUniversity, a major
university in Beijing. With their expertise in engineering and bespoke solutions in
communication performance Broad Sky is ideal to be a part of our global reseller program."
"We are delighted to be working with iTrinegy, our customers demand high quality
solutions to match our expertise and abilities" says Richard Yan, President of Broad Sky
Innovation Technology. "We will now be offering iTrinegy's enterprise and mid-range
products so that we can continue to meet all our customers' expectations for high
Beijing Broad Sky is committed to providing comprehensive communication solutions to
both Enterprises and Service Providers companies. As an organization, they are specialists
in the field of network and application performance. Their teams of expert engineers
combine high level management skills with in-depth technical know-how in order to offer
professional services and products tailored to the individual requirements of their
Companies globally use iTrinegy's network emulators to show the performance of new (or
existing) applications in a wide variety of simulated environments such as Cloud Networks,
Wide Area Networks (WANs), Wireless LANs, GPRS, 3G, LTE, IP over Radio / Radio over IP
(RoIP), Satellite or MPLS networks. As a result, they can be confident that applications
will work and perform as expected, without the need for expensive retrospective fixing,
re-coding or re-designing, when rolled-out into the live network.
iTrinegy Network Emulators
[http://www.itrinegy.com/index.php/products/network-emulators ] replicate all the network
conditions applications will encounter in IT migrations such as datacentre consolidations,
virtualizations and migration to the Cloud allowing you to "try out" applications in an
accurate replication of any proposed new network environment, prior to any transformation.
Conducting realistic pre-deployment Proof-of-Concept and "What-If" analysis will help to
de-risk such deployments by identifying potential application performance issues prior to
About Broad Sky
Beijing Broad Sky [http://www.broadsky.com ] Innovation Technology Corporation is
committed to providing comprehensive communications solutions. We are dedicated to
offering tailored solutions with integrity, professionalism and value based on the
understanding of the technology, the products and the individual requirement of the
customers. Our aim is to provide more efficient and flexible communications solutions
which empower the service providers, the enterprises and the developers with extended
business field. Moreover, we want to reduce lowered communications costs and options for
stable migration to next-generation environment. http://www.broadskytech.com
iTrinegy develops products that enable organizations to address the whole Networked
Application Performance Lifecycle (TM) from initial design & development, through testing,
QA, to production rollout and ongoing performance monitoring. Many leading organizations
deploy iTrinegy technology including ABN Amro, Alcatel, Aviva, Speakerbus, Commerz Bank,
HM Government, TNT Express, Vodafone, Motorola, Boeing, EDS, General Dynamics, IBM,
Thomson Reuters, Schlumberger, Sega, Starbucks, Tata Communications, Unisys, US Army, US
Air Force and US Coast Guard. iTrinegy has offices in the USA and UK together with a
select network of specialist resellers. For more information, please visit http://www.itrinegy.com
Tel UK: +44(0)845-226-1900
Tel USA: +1-888-448-4366
Cloud-based frontend optimization technology expected to complement Akamai site acceleration solutions for improving the performance of customers' web sites and applications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM) announced today that it has acquired Blaze Software Inc., a provider of frontend optimization (FEO) technology, in a cash transaction. The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's market-leading site acceleration solutions with technology designed to optimize the speed at which a web page is rendered, regardless of end user device.
With the rapid adoption of rich Internet applications and the increase in mobile browsing, new performance bottlenecks are emerging. Websites are becoming richer and more complex, with more compute requirements built into a single page, impacting performance in the browser or client device. As a result, content providers are faced with a growing set of challenges in maintaining a high-performing site and assuring a superior end-user experience.
Blaze provides technology designed to automatically optimize the code on a web page during the delivery process to ensure faster transmission of content and a faster rendering of the page, whether served to a PC, tablet or smartphone. As a cloud-based service that requires no software or code changes by the customer, Blaze's offering is designed to work with any web site. Akamai plans to integrate the technology into its global cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.
"As businesses provide rich, interactive web experiences online and across devices, it is vital that end users receive a consistently high-performing site," said Rick McConnell, executive vice president of Products and Development, Akamai. "We believe Blaze has developed a powerful solution for frontend optimization, and that its cloud-based services approach is synergistic with Akamai's offerings. The team at Blaze will be an important addition to our focus on site acceleration. Our goal continues to be providing customers with the most comprehensive set of technologies to optimize all aspects of their site performance."
"Core to our focus at Blaze is constant research and product development that enables us to improve the speed of our customers' sites by automatically applying the latest web performance optimization best practices," said Michael Weider, CEO of Blaze. "Our technology is aimed at reducing the number of requests required to load a page, reducing the size of each request, and improving the browser rendering experience for our customers. Combining our technology with the global Akamai platform is a big win for customers who are increasingly looking to take performance optimization to the next level."
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Blaze was founded in 2010 with a mission to help clients deliver better performing Web businesses by making their sites faster. User experience, conversions, search rankings and operational costs are all influenced by the speed of your site. Blaze provides a cloud-based service that automates Frontend Optimization (FEO). To learn more, please visit http://www.blaze.io.
Akamai(®) is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform(TM) providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit http://www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about the expectations with respect to the integration of the Blaze technology and resulting benefits and the expected future business and financial performance of Akamai resulting from and following the acquisition. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, inability to successfully integrate the technology of Blaze or to develop products based on the technology and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
Jeff Young --or-- Natalie Temple
Media Relations Investor Relations
SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.
LuciadLightspeed(TM) Brings Situational Awareness Into a New Era
WASHINGTON, February 8, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Luciad, the market leader in high performance visualization for Situational Awareness
applications is pleased to announce the availability of its latest product,
LuciadLightspeed brings Situational Awareness into a new era and opens opportunities
for a whole new spectrum of advanced Situational Awareness applications.
LuciadLightspeed provides software components and functionalities that enable data
fusion, visualization and analysis of geospatial information. This can include static and
moving data, maps, satellite imagery, and terrain elevation in many different formats and
references. LuciadLightspeed enables the development of Sustainable Applications;
Applications that are easier, and thus lower cost, to maintain, and applications that can
be evolved in a cost effective manner.
Customers appreciate the value LuciadLightspeed brings in allowing significantly
faster developments of applications, combined with unparalleled performance and accuracy.
"The performance combined with the clean design of LuciadLightspeed enables us to
build applications that meet our current and future requirements," commented Tim Wagner,
Head of Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance at Cassidian Germany. "The focus on
relevant domains, the fast development and the re-usability of components across multiple
projects and applications, are a major asset for any project team."
Luciad is the supplier of choice for leading Systems Integrators, at both the National
and International level, for their Situational Awareness applications in mission-critical
C4ISR and ATC/ATM systems. Luciad's International customer base includes AENA,
Belgocontrol, Boeing, Cassidian, DFS, EADS, ENAV, EUROCONTROL, FAA, Frequentis, Lockheed
Martin, LVNL, NATO, NATS, NavCanada, NLR, Saab, SAIC, Sagem, STNA, Thales and Thales
Qihoo 360's Mobile Apps Back on Apple's iTunes App Store
BEIJING, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. ("Qihoo 360" or the "Company," NYSE: QIHU), a leading Internet company in China as measured by active user base, today announced that all of its mobile applications for iOS were back on Apple's iTunes App Store as of 11:00am, February 8, 2012, Beijing Time (10:00pm, February 7, 2012, EST).
These applications were taken offline by Apple from its iTunes App Store on February 4, 2012 due to unusual user rating activities by unknown sources on certain Qihoo 360 applications. The Company directly contacted Apple officials in the United States on February 6, 2012 and resolved the issue. Apple started the process of reinstating Qihoo 360's mobile applications shortly thereafter. The Company was not asked to modify any of these applications.
"We are very pleased to resolve the issue with Apple and have all of our iOS mobile applications quickly back on the iTunes App Store without any need for modification," commented Mr. Hongyi Zhou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Qihoo 360. "We offer well-designed iOS mobile applications that satisfy users' demand and meet all the requirements of the iTunes App Store. Our 360 Mobile Safe for the iPhone and 360 HD Browser for the iPad are testaments to the quality of our products as they continue to gain popularity among Chinese users. We will continue to develop more mobile applications for iOS, Android and other mobile platforms to serve our ever-growing mobile Internet user base."
About Qihoo 360
Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE: QIHU) is a leading internet company in China as measured by its active user base. The Company is also the number 1 provider of internet and mobile security solutions in China as measured by its active smartphone user base, according to iResearch. Qihoo 360 also provides users with secure access points to the internet via its market leading web browsers and application stores. The Company has built one of the largest internet open platforms in China. Qihoo 360 monetizes its massive user base primarily through online advertising and through internet value-added services on its open platforms.
This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward- looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates" and similar statements. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about Qihoo 360 and the industry. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to continue to innovate and provide attractive products and services to attract and retain users; the Company's ability to keep up with rapid changes in technologies and Internet-enabled devices; the Company's ability to leverage its user base to attract customers for our revenue-generating services; and the Company's dependence on online advertising for a substantial portion of our revenues; and the Company's ability to compete effectively. All information provided in this press release is as of the date of the press release, and Qihoo 360 undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although Qihoo 360 believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that its expectations will turn out to be correct, and investors are cautioned that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. Further information regarding risks and uncertainties faced by Qihoo 360 is included in Qihoo 360's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its final prospectus dated March 29, 2011.
ParkerVision Expands IP Portfolio With 23 New Patents in 2011
Wireless technology firm now has 188 domestic and international patents
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless technology innovator ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRKR) is announcing a significant expansion of its wireless intellectual property portfolio following the issuance of 23 new patents during 2011. The company's portfolio now includes 188 domestic and international patents.
ParkerVision's intellectual property portfolio focuses on protecting its innovations in radio frequency (RF) communications. The company's advances in RF receiver and transmitter technology represent more than marginal improvements over traditional RF technology. ParkerVision's patents cover and protect fundamentally new RF technology that delivers essential improvements in performance, cost, size and functionality for mobile electronic devices.
"We believe these innovations have had a powerful impact and continue to enable major advancements in today's cellphone and tablet industries, while helping reset performance expectations in those markets for the future," says Jeffrey Parker, ParkerVision's CEO and Chairman.
The ParkerVision patents granted in 2011 build upon a body of intellectual property that already has received independent recognition for its strength and value by such organizations as The Patent Board and MDB Capital. The newly issued patents include improvements and expansions of ParkerVision's existing intellectual property related to RF down converters and up converters, the building blocks for RF receivers and transmitters. These patents further solidify the strength of ParkerVision's portfolio, giving ParkerVision the exclusive opportunity to license and commercialize its intellectual property.
ParkerVision adheres to a disciplined patent prosecution approach designed to maximize the opportunities for intellectual property commercialization, according to ParkerVision Chief Technology Officer David Sorrells. The company now owns patents issued in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia.
"ParkerVision has been at the forefront in the invention of new approaches designed from inception to meet the unique demands of today's complex RF waveforms and networks," Mr. Sorrells says. "It's no surprise to us that RF transmission and receiving techniques developed over the last 70 years are no longer keeping pace with technological advancements since those techniques simply did not contemplate the demands of today's wireless devices and networks."
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company's SEC reports, including the Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and the Forms 10Q for the quarters ended March 31, June 30, and Sept. 30, 2011. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected. More information about ParkerVision is available at http://www.parkervision.com. (PRKR-G).
For more information, contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or Robert@androvett.com. For investor relations, contact Ron Stabiner at 212-888-4848 or email@example.com.