TeleHealth Services Strengthens Hospital Customer Service Around Interactive Patient Engagement System
Comprehensive new training portal and dedicated service tools and information enhance customer service experience
RALEIGH, N.C., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleHealth Services, the nation's leading provider of healthcare-grade televisions and interactive patient education solutions, today announced its new TIGR University (TIGRU) web portal, a comprehensive customer service, training and support resource, enhancing the customer experience across its continuum of interactive patient engagement solutions. With the launch of this new proprietary web portal, TeleHealth is making it easier than ever for client hospitals to receive product education, news and information, as well as to interact and network with service and support professionals and peers on best practices.
"Just as TeleHealth revolutionized the way patients receive multimedia patient education resources, we are now revolutionizing customer service and support," said George Fleming, CEO of TeleHealth Services. "This mix of innovative, on-demand technology and personalized training gives our customers expanded choices, allowing them to design the right level of interactivity and education to fit their patient population. This expanded option allows a new detailed level of training to help hospitals employ best practices for maximizing their return on investment, increasing patient satisfaction and reducing readmissions -- all critical success factors for improving outcomes, quality ratings, cost savings and efficiency."
The enhanced customer web portal was developed in direct response to a growing need for automated self-service tools that help expand access to timely and detailed information on the many uses of interactive patient engagement systems. The TIGRU portal enhances TeleHealth's existing technical and customer support options, providing secure, 24/7 access to important system information and news. Upgraded features include the ability to submit and track additional questions for patients, view support content such as implementation guides, review the latest system features and follow TIGR's interactive spokesperson, Eddie the Patient Education "TIGR" as he "guides" customers across several social media platforms.
"The TeleHealth mission has always included providing the best customer service experience in the industry," continued Fleming. "The new TIGRU portal is a great addition to this already strong foundation. It provides extended options allowing more of our clients to realize the benefits of interactive, personalized patient care. This, in turn, will improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, and will play an increasingly significant role in achieving optimal levels of the new Medicare and Medicaid quality ratings and reimbursement strategies."
With more than 2,500 healthcare clients across the country, TeleHealth Services is the nation's leading provider of integrated technology and communications solutions for the healthcare market. Combining 50+ years of healthcare expertise and partnerships with industry-leading manufacturers, TeleHealth Services is uniquely positioned to offer a full suite of hospital technology solutions that includes:
-- Interactive patient and staff education platforms
-- Healthcare-grade televisions and accessories
-- Patient protection and security systems
-- Bedside patient entertainment solutions
-- The latest educational and entertainment content
-- Custom designed communication systems
-- Comprehensive design, implementation, and service packages
-- Flexible financing solutions
Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., TeleHealth Services is a division of Telerent Leasing Corporation. Telerent, founded in 1957, operates as a subsidiary of ITOCHU International, Inc. For more information on TeleHealth, call 877-432-9076, or visit at http://www.telehealth.com.
SSD Deployment Guide Shows Nimbus' Best-in-class Performance and VMware Storage API Support
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the leader in intelligent flash memory storage systems, today announced that Demartek, a highly-regarded hands-on test lab for storage, has completed a comprehensive performance validation of Nimbus' S-Class multiprotocol flash system. In the study, the Nimbus S-Class delivers nearly 8,000 MB per second, a record-setting accomplishment for a single flash memory storage system. The report also validates Nimbus' support of VMware Storage APIs for Array Integration, formerly known as VAAI, including Hardware Acceleration APIs, Array Thin Provisioning APIs, and Automatic SSD Enablement. The exceptional performance and virtualization support shown in Demartek's tests demonstrate Nimbus' leadership in next-generation all-flash systems.
"Establishing new levels of performance is important for the industry, and establishing new unified flash memory storage technologies that have practical use in the real world is what is valuable to IT professionals struggling to meet user demands and budget realities," said Dennis Martin, President of Demartek. "Solid-state memory solutions like Nimbus' are affordable, high performance alternatives to adding hundreds of additional spindles of HDDs. Nimbus' close integration with VMware and its storage-specific APIs will further help broaden the potential audience for flash memory technology and simplify deployment in virtualized environments."
The Demartek SSD Deployment Guide confirms that Nimbus' award winning S-Class flash memory systems deliver outstanding performance across a broad range of protocols, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Infiniband. Demartek ran IOzone and TIObench, two prominent benchmark tools, against the Nimbus S-Class, performing individual tests at varying block sizes and combined tests over multiple protocols at the same time. In IOzone, just one Nimbus S-Class 2.5 TB system utilizing a dual-port QDR Infiniband connection delivered near line-rate 7.6 GBps performance on reads and over 2 GBps on parity-protected (RAID 5/6) writes.
Purpose-built Non-blocking Architecture Fuels Record Performance
The uncached performance results demonstrate the inherent advantages of Nimbus' proprietary non-blocking controller architecture. Unlike off-the-shelf storage enclosures and servers, Nimbus' approach eliminates expanders and oversubscription that hinder legacy storage arrays modified with flash or all-flash arrays based on commodity servers. TIObench results, which take advantage of caching, show even higher performance, with multithreaded read operations bursting to over 20 GBps, an astonishing accomplishment for a single Nimbus S-Class system. This industry-leading speed sets a new bar for price/performance and energy/performance unmatched by legacy 15K RPM or competing flash arrays.
Full VMware Storage API (VAAI) Integration
Demartek also validated Nimbus' support of VMware's Storage Hardware Acceleration APIs, including Full Copy, Block Zeroing, and Hardware-Assisted Locking. These storage array-specific features reduce the CPU and memory utilization of VMware hosts, increasing VM consolidation per host and reducing administration and licensing costs. Full Copy, also called copy offload, enables Nimbus systems to make full copies of data within the storage system without having the host read and write the data, accelerating operations like vMotion and reducing the network load when cloning and provisioning VMs from templates. Block Zeroing, also called write same, enables the Nimbus system to zero out a large number of blocks to provide newly allocated storage, increasing effective storage utilization and simplifying administration. Hardware-assisted locking, also called atomic test and set (ATS), enables the Nimbus systems to support sector-level, rather than LUN-level locking, enabling larger LUN sizes while improving storage performance, increasing VM consolidation, and simplifying administration.
Automatic SSD Enablement
Demartek also validated Nimbus' support of Automatic SSD Enablement, a new feature in vSphere 5 that leverages the low latency of flash technology to improve VMware operations. Benefits include the ability to utilize Nimbus-based datastores as swap space and host cache for improved system performance. By automatically appearing as an "SSD Type" device, Nimbus datastores do not require manual SSD tagging, simplifying out-of-the-box administration. Nimbus is the only flash memory system in Demartek's SSD Deployment Guide shown to support these capabilities.
"As demonstrated Demartek's hands-on test results, a single Nimbus S-Class system can replace hundreds of 15K spinning disks, slashing power and operating costs while increasing VM density and storage performance dramatically," stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO and founder of Nimbus. "The close VMware integration also demonstrates Nimbus' commitment to solving the unique challenges faced by virtualization users by providing not just flash hardware, but an intelligent flash memory platform that works seamlessly with end-user applications and deployment scenarios."
About the SSD Deployment Guide
The April 2012 SSD Deployment Guide released by Demartek is designed for managers and technical professionals within IT departments who are exploring the possible benefits of SSD technology or who are looking for actual deployment examples of SSD storage solutions. The Demartek SSD Deployment Guide is designed to provide basic information about SSDs and practical guidance for planning and deploying SSD technology and products. This is primarily a technical document, including information about the types of solid state media that are available, form factors, deployment examples, and more.
Demartek focuses on real-world, hands-on industry analysis and lab validation testing of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. With its own on-site test lab, Demartek provides lab validation reports and vendor-neutral product comparison research reports for software and infrastructure products.
About Nimbus Data Systems
Nimbus develops award-winning Sustainable Storage® systems, the most intelligent, efficient and fault-tolerant solid state storage platform engineered for server and desktop virtualization, databases, HPC, and next-generation cloud infrastructure. Combining low-latency flash memory hardware, comprehensive data management and protection software, and highly-scalable multiprotocol storage features, Nimbus systems deliver dramatically greater performance at a significantly lower operating cost than conventional disk-based primary storage arrays, all at a comparable acquisition cost. For more information, visit http://www.nimbusdata.com, or follow Nimbus at twitter.com/nimbusdata.
CoreMedia Launches Web Content Management Health Check
Interactive Diagnostic Tool Provides Enterprises with a View into the Maturity and Relevance of their Web Content Management Processes and Systems
HAMBURG, Germany and SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreMedia, a leading Web content management (WCM) company, today announced the availability of the Web Content Management (WCM) Health Check, a free online diagnostic tool that allows digital professionals to test the current maturity level of their company's Web content management implementations. Taking into account each company's diverse online goals and culture, the WCM Health Check walks participants through an interactive survey that evaluates and provides recommendations concerning the effectiveness of their WCM technology, systems and processes and enables them to compare their efforts against that of their peers.
-- The WCM Health Check examines four main areas of existing WCM
-- Customer Experience - achievement in supporting a broad range of
customer goals and interactions ranging from educational to
-- Marketing Effectiveness - strength in the delivery of content within
the appropriate context to target audiences, with the goal of
driving customer engagement and brand loyalty
-- Mobile Readiness - how advanced and robust are an enterprise's
multi-channel strategy to support the rapid growth and diversity of
-- Usability and Consumability - how intuitive are the interfaces that
empower business users and editors to create relevant customer
-- Within these areas, the WCM Health Check analyzes system speed and
reliability, freshness and relevance of content, the multichannel
customer experience, the strength of the WCM system and how content is
presented in a context-aware setting.
-- After completing the online survey, an assessment score is provided
together with actionable recommendations on how to better leverage WCM
technology, as well as how current content management processes and
systems stack up against peers.
"Today's Web-savvy audiences seek dynamic online experiences that present them with relevant content based on their context, yet most websites fail to meet even the most basic criteria," said Glenn Conradt, VP of global marketing and North America, CoreMedia. "With the availability of CoreMedia's new Web Content Management Health Check, enterprises are now armed with the information they need to pinpoint how well their current WCM implementations are positioned to deliver optimal Web experiences that meet or exceed their audiences' expectations. We believe that the results of this assessment may assist in the optimizing of their current investments or the justification of additional investments in people or more relevant technologies."
CoreMedia is a leading provider of Web Content Management (WCM) software to organizations demanding engaging, context-driven online experiences for their customers regardless of channel or touchpoint. The company's WCM suite offers unique business value by seamlessly integrating digital and social media assets, increasing editorial productivity and accelerating time to market in complex environments. As a result, businesses can more effectively execute their online strategies to engage users, build customer loyalty and ultimately drive greater revenue and profitability.
Established in 1996, CoreMedia is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. CoreMedia's clients include global brands, such as the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC), Bertelsmann, BILD, CLAAS, Continental, EPCOS, Deutsche Telekom, Internet Broadcasting, O2, and Singapore Press Holdings.
AccuWeather and Amobee Partner to Revolutionize Mobile Advertising on a Global Scale
Amobee PULSE for Publishers powers distribution of AccuWeather's global mobile advertising inventory
SINGAPORE and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amobee, the company defining mobile advertising, and AccuWeather, the world's leading multimedia weather information source, today announce their exclusive partnership to bring the most relevant mobile advertising inventory to advertisers across the world with an increased focus on Asia.
AccuWeather is an innovator in mobile advertising by making its mobile inventory, mobile applications and mobile web highly contextual by providing over 100 weather, lifestyle and location attributes for advertisers to choose from. Attributes range from daily high/low temperatures, to the Dust and Dander Index, Flu Index, and Jogging and Skiing Forecasts. With AccuWeather's unique mobile inventory, advertisers have the advantage of reaching their desired audience to achieve outstanding results.
"Weather is one of the most popular downloaded and searched topics across all mobile devices in the world," said Jim Candor, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer, Digital Media, from AccuWeather. "Working with Amobee is enabling us to offer large brands and agencies powerful advertising opportunities to target the most premium audiences on a global scale."
"AccuWeather recognizes the unique advantage and assets they have to be a major driver in the growth of the mobile advertising industry," said Trevor Healy, Amobee CEO. "Amobee is the only mobile advertising platform for the big guys, connecting highly attributed mobile inventory with the most appropriate ads. This is the kind of advertising the Mad Men dreamed of!"
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day nearly half a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides the most accurate and detailed hourly forecasts for every location where people live and work worldwide (more than 2.7 million locations), with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile internet sites, and smart TVs and appliances, as well as on radio and television and in newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers - recognized as one of the top 528 entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs - AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 50,000 third-party websites, including The Wall Street Journal, CBS News, and The New York Times.
[a--mo--bee], the company defining mobile advertising, offers comprehensive, end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers, publishers and operators worldwide. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, with offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and throughout the United States, [a--mo--bee] enables its large customers to run targeted, leading edge mobile ad campaigns on a global scale with unparalleled ROI. [a--mo--bee] is a division of SingTel's Digital L!fe Group, which is focused on creating new digital growth engines to delight customers and disrupt adjacent industries. [a--mo--bee] was declared the winner of the "Mobile Marketing & Advertising Agency of the Year" award at the 17th Annual Global Mobile Awards, held at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Amobee was selected for its sustained leadership, creativity, innovation and success in mobile advertising, successfully spearheading growth, adoption and evolution of this fast-growing industry.
Broadcom Launches New Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) Solutions
EEE PHYs Deliver 40 Percent Lower Power to Enterprise, SMB and Service Provider Networks
IRVINE, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- Lowers operating power by more than 40 percent(1) and up to 70 percent
or more through the use of EEE(2)
-- Enables significant reduction in energy consumption and carbon footprint
-- Includes on-chip 1588 precision timing protocol and Y.1731 delay
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the addition of four energy efficient devices to its Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) portfolio. Optimized for use in power-intensive Ethernet network applications, the 10/100/1000BASE-T physical layer transceivers (PHYs) lower operating power by more than 40 percent(1), and up to 70 percent or more through the implementation of EEE(2). See the technology in action at INTEROP 2012 or visit http://go.broadcom.com/interop12 to learn more.
Broadcom's new energy efficient PHYs - the BCM54240, BCM54280, BCM54282 and BCM54285 implement the IEEE 802.3 EEE standard directly into the physical layer, while Broadcom's AutoGrEEEn(TM) technology enables systems with legacy MACs to leverage the power savings of EEE in periods of low link utilization, thus reducing time-to-market. This innovation allows customers to transform existing network equipment to EEE-compliance simply by changing the PHY device.
In addition to reducing power consumption and energy costs, the new PHYs provide integrated on chip 1588 PTP and Y.1731 delay measurement to deliver the most complete set of features in their class for timing synchronization and latency measurement -- critical features for service provider and industrial Ethernet applications. With the emergence of 'all Ethernet'-based service provider networks, packet-based timing synchronization and latency measurement are now of fundamental importance to ensure maximum network performance as more demanding technologies and applications are deployed, while industrial Ethernet networks rely on time synchronization to synchronize actions across networks in real-time.
The BCM54280 40nm multi-port Gigabit PHY family consists of the following four devices:
-- BCM54280: Octal-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
-- BCM54282: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY
-- BCM54285: Octal-port QSGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual
-- BCM54240: Quad-port SGMII 10/100/1000BASE-T PHY with Copper/Fiber Dual
-- More than 150 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) are used to
power IT equipment with a global price tag of approximately $16 billion
-- "Business-as-usual" projections foresee a 130 percent rise in CO2
emissions by 2050(3)
-- Increasing pressure on network managers to adopt and implement more
energy efficient technologies(4)
-- Nearly half of all network energy is wasted by "always on" electronics
that lack adequate power management capabilities(5)
-- Carrier and industrial Ethernet markets require precise synchronization
and accurate latency management(6)
-- IEEE Std 802.3az(TM) 2010 EEE capacity for 1000BASE-T and 100BASE-TX
-- Broadcom® AutoGrEEEn technology extends EEE power savings to legacy
-- IEEE 1588v2 PTP and ITU-T Y.1731 delay measurement support
-- Enhanced cable plant diagnostics that detect cable plant impairments
All devices are now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012.
For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.
Kevin Brown, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager, PHY
"Network operators of all types can benefit from lower power consumption, which reduces energy costs and lowers overall operating costs for IT organizations. Broadcom is a leader in the innovation and delivery of products that dramatically reduce power consumption while increasing bandwidth. Our latest PHYs are an extension of that leadership, and provide IT professionals with an easy and effective way to maximize the benefits of EEE technology."
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo and AutoGrEEEn® are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
(1) 40 percent reduction as compared to previous generation Broadcom 65nm PHYs
(2) 70 percent power saving via EEE during periods of low link utilization
(3) IEEE 802.3az: The Road to Energy Efficient Ethernet - Published November 2010
Microelectronics Technology Corporation Expands Cloud Data Corp, Establishes Dynamo Server Division
MONARCH BAY, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microelectronics Technology Co. (OTCBB: MELY): Microelectronics Technology Corporation is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary Cloud Data Corp is in the process of developing a new business model under the Dynamo Server Division.
The Dynamo server offering will consist of valued priced dedicated server rentals to third party customers. The servers will be located within Canada. This division is a response to the significant demand by the company's customer base, creating a niche market for the company to exploit with the assurance of an in place customer base upon initiation.
The company is currently completing its co-location selection and sign off, and hardware acquisition. The company expects to roll out its offering in May 2102.
"The potential for rapid expansion into the dedicated server market and instant cash flow makes the creation of the Dynamo Server division a significant step in the maturity of the company," states Microelectronics Technology President Brett Everett, "This is the first of many significant developments the company plans to implement in order to satisfy the company's growing customer demands."
In addition to the Dynamo dedicated server offering, the Vancouver co-location will also house Cloud Data Corps Sproq.com servers.
Sproq next generation cloud application hosting customers will be able to start with a single Sproqet, as they need to scale up they will be able to purchase additional Sproqets.
Sproq.com service is currently under development, with developmental servers and hardware already deployed. Sproq.com is scheduled for launch second quarter 2012.
For further Information:
Microelectronics Technology Co.
Mr. Brett Everett
1 866 587 2860
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Cardo introduces the Cardo scala rider® G9, the world's most advanced wireless Bluetooth® motorcycle communication system
NEW "Sociable" helmet communication system enables multi-party conversations up to a mile apart
PITTSBURGH, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardo Systems, Inc., the world's market leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmets, today announced the launch of the Cardo scala rider G9, the most advanced motorcycle helmet communication system. The Cardo scala rider G9 takes wireless, bike-to-bike intercom communication to a whole new level, allowing users to toggle back and forth to converse with up to eight riders at a range of up to one mile, talk to as many as two friends simultaneously via an intercom system, and access a variety of other conversation and entertainment features via voice or touch command.
Cardo Systems, industry pioneer and maker of the world's most popular motorcycle communications products, is poised to transform the industry yet again with the Cardo scala rider G9, which features unprecedented intercom connection capabilities, wireless access to mobile phone, GPS and MP3 music streaming functions, and much more in a sleek, compact headset that installs in minutes. The Intercom Conference Mode allows full duplex conversations with fellow riders up to a mile apart, enabling four-way conversations between two drivers and two passengers, three-way conversations between three separate riders and two-way rider-to-rider or rider-to-passenger conversations.
The new "One+8" Intercom Toggling Mode enables riders to call up fellow G9 riders by voice tag and to toggle back and forth between up to eight other users riding together. Click-to-Link(TM), another unique Cardo Intercom feature, empowers users to make spontaneous connections to any scala rider G9 or G4 user within range. "Flash Pairing" allows users to establish a connection in seconds by bumping two scala rider G9 units together.
The scala rider G9, compatible with Bluetooth phones, including the iPhone(TM)-allows riders to stream MP3 music in stereo wirelessly via A2DP (cable connection included for older MP3 players), initiate and receive phone calls, GPS instructions, and connectivity status announcements, or listen to the built-in FM radio. Many functions can be controlled by voice command for safe, hands-free operation (e.g., "music on," or call "Bill Smith"). An incredibly smart priority management system allows riders to automatically disconnect from the intercom or music to receive incoming phone calls or in-ear GPS instructions.
Built to last and certified to meet exacting IP67 dustproof and waterproof standards, the rugged scala rider G9 has a unique social side with the Cardo Community(TM) web platform, which gives users an online venue to name tag their G9 unit, invite friends for a ride, plan tours, meet up with fellow riders, and customize the scala rider G9 to enhance social networking. The scala rider G9 is upgradable to ensure that users can take full advantage of all the latest technical features, which include Group Signal,that a rider can initiate to alert others on the rideand Hot-Dial calling.
"The scala rider G9gives next-generation motorcycle communication system capabilities to today's riders," said Cardo's CEO Abraham Glezerman. "As a communications technology pioneer, Cardo Systems leverages a decade of experience and road-testing to deliver groundbreaking new capabilities that enhance the rider experience. From the simplified bump pairing to the improved speakers and ability to control initiation of music and talk by voice, among many other features, the scala rider G9 sets the new standard again to bring the best rider experience to motorcyclists."
The scala rider G9 provides users with up to 12 hours of talk time with a standby time of seven days. The unit charges in three hours and features advanced Digital Signal Processing. The scala rider G9 is compatible with the entire scala rider line (subject to certain limitations).
The scala rider G9 is now available at select distributors, retail outlets, and specialty shops. For more information, please visit http://www.cardosystems.com.
Cardo Systems, Inc.
Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has specialized in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets since 2003. Cardo has pioneered the majority of the most useful and enjoyable innovations for Bluetooth motorcycle and snowmobile headsets. The company's scala rider line of headsets, now available in over 60 countries, is the world's best selling Bluetooth system for the motorcycle industry. For more information call (412) 788-4533.
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Cardo Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Belinda Rooney of SS|PR, +1-609-750-9110, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Cardo Systems, Inc.
Cloud Will Enable Organization to Streamline Operations Across Four Centers and Cost-Effectively Manage Holiday Staffing Peaks
SALT LAKE CITY, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- inContact (NASDAQ: SAAS), the leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center agent optimization tools, announced that a leading online retailer selected inContact to power its customer support contact center. The company staffs approximately 200 agents and triples this count from October through January to support end-of-year holiday sales.
The retailer has grown significantly through acquisition, leaving it with four disparate contact center locations that didn't work together or enable them to leverage the pool of agents across all of their brands. Additionally, the company leverages an outsource contact center provider that used another separate system, providing limited visibility into the entire contact center operation.
The company selected inContact to power its operations due to:
-- Scalability - inContact can quickly scale to meet demand, during
predictable holiday swings or other peak call times, ensuring that the
retailer pays only for the capacity they need
-- Integration with RightNow Technologies CRM - The inContact CRM Plug-in
Agent for RNT enables the retailer's agent to deliver the most
intelligent and personalized service experience.
-- Support for multi-site locations - inContact's cloud platform enables
the retailer to create a unified service process across multiple contact
center locations, including outsourcers
-- Redundancy - inContact's geographically redundant data centers ensure
that the retailer is available to its customers whenever they choose to
"This was a perfect situation where our company capabilities completely aligned with the requirements of the customer," said Paul Jarman, inContact CEO. "As the cloud contact center leader, inContact has a proven track record helping retail customers cost-effectively support significant seasonal shifts and multiple locations, while delivering a powerful, branded service experience."
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Onlinemechanix.com Launches New and Exciting Web Site That Revolutionizes the Auto Repair Process
New and revolutionary website, onlinemechanix.com, offers millions of vehicle owners an easier way to search for a local auto repair shop, schedule online service appointments, and track vehicle maintenance history for FREE!
OAKS, Pa., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Onlinemechanix.com announced today the launch of its new and revolutionary website that will simplify auto repair for millions of vehicle owners. Pennsylvania residents can use onlinemechanix.com to search for local auto repair shops and schedule service appointments online 24/7 for free. As long as consumers schedule their service appointments through onlinemechanix.com, they will have access to their vehicles' maintenance history records at no charge.
Onlinemechanix.com enables consumers to maintain the relationships they have established with their local, friendly, reliable and lower cost auto repair shops and get the same types of services they would receive from larger chain auto repair shops. According to an independent study, 68% of consumers want their local auto repair shop to offer access to online vehicle maintenance records. "Vehicle owners are seeking a better way to keep track of their maintenance history records and we provide that service automatically when they schedule their auto repair appointments through onlinemechanix.com," says John Formento, Jr. CEO of onlinemechanix.com and 2011 graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State.
There are substantial benefits for local auto repair shops as well. Onlinemechanix.com provides local auto repair shops with online customer history reporting and an online calendar that can be used to track ALL their appointments.
The service is available to all local auto repair shops in Pennsylvania. "Since there are literally thousands of shops in PA, we ask that vehicle owners help us sign up their shop. Tell your shop about onlinemechanix.com and when they sign up we will give you $20," John said. Visit onlinemechanix.com for more details on the $20 promotion.
By starting onlinemechanix.com, the company hopes to create jobs in Pennsylvania and provide a new and exciting user experience for its customers.
Onlinemechanix.com is a privately held company located in Oaks, PA. The company was founded by John P. Formento, Jr., John P. Formento, Sr. and T. Ray Humphrey and is dedicated to providing technology to smaller businesses so they can better compete in an ever-challenging economic environment.
Contact: John Formento, Jr
Phone: (484) 366-4806
Address: 1129 Egypt Rd Oaks, PA 19456
WISeKey Leads at the Intersection of Security and the Social Web to Pioneer the Social Media Security Graph
GENEVA, April 25, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
WISeKey, using its leadership in Digital Identity Management, has developed the Social
Media Security Graph methodology for personal information protection. The security company
advocates that personal data protection need not be neglected for the enjoyment of social
media or surrendered to the network provider. A number of social graphs have emerged
controlling slices of social media, but as isolated models each becomes a de-facto
resource, compromising individual privacy.
WISeKey's Social Media Security Graph provides trusted digital identities for
individuals to interact in social media and perform confidential transactions on open
WISeKey's WISeID is part of the Social Media Security Graph solution. The WISeID app
is a set of online tools intended to empower people by providing secure, authenticated,
and private digital identification. WISeID special edition apps use private IDs of WISeID
to build Social Media Security Graphs in the intersection between people, brands, and
advertisements by distributing official content to a certified community of fans.
Many people have a false sense of anonymity, privacy, and data security when
interacting online and digital identities are one way to add a layer of security.
WISeKey's development promotes the growth of the social web and individual security
towards an objective of personal ownership of online profile details.
WISeKey technology is currently used to enhance the social experience for world
renowned football clubs, Hublot, Geneva Time Exhibition, Dimension Films, Troublemaker
Studios, among others.
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, WISeKey is a leading
information security company, providing specialized technologies for identity management
and authentication to secure communications and transactions without compromising trust.
Garden Lites Launches Veggie Lover Video Challenge
Love Your Veggies? Show the Love in 30 Second Video Spots and Win and iPad!
NEW YORK, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Garden Lites, The Delicious Vegetable Company, invites YouTube veterans and camera-phone filmmakers to show their veggie love in 30 second video spots. The contest is launching on the heels of a new interactive video campaign (http://www.myveggielover.com) that pokes fun at the world of online dating through the eyes of souffles and other frozen vegetable dishes. Prizes for the top entries include an iPad and one month supply of Garden Lites.
"People who care about their health have to be creative about what they put into their bodies. That means Garden Lites has a very creative fan base," said Jeff Moskowitz, Partner at Garden Lites. "Camera-phones and web-cams mean you no longer have to have fancy equipment to express your creativity. We can't wait to see what our fans cook up."
The Veggie Lover competition begins today and will run through June 15, 2012. The videos, viewable at http://www.myveggielover.com should highlight what you love about your veggies--humor welcome--while featuring Garden Lites vegetable souffles. Entries will be judged by Garden Lites executives and the brand's Facebook fans for creativity, humor and true veggie love. The winning spot will be featured on the Garden Lites website and social media pages.
Available in eleven veggie varieties, Garden Lites Souffles retail between $3.49 and $3.99 and are available at grocery stores nationwide. All Garden Lites products contain two complete servings of vegetables and are 200 calories or less. They are certified Kosher, gluten free, vegetarian, soy and nut-free. For more information about Garden Lites, visit http://www.GardenLites.com .Complete contest rules are available at http://www.myveggielover.com.
About Garden Lites
Garden Lites is a Classic Cooking, LLC brand based out of Queens, NY that produces delicious vegetable souffles and dishes. Since 2008, Garden Lites has raised the bar in healthy foods by delivering full flavor without sacrifice. For more information on the brand and products, please visit http://www.GardenLites.com or call (718) 439-0200.
CareerBuilder Acquires Top Language Jobs, Continues European Expansion
CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S. The primary site http://www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk can also be accessed by using the .com domain.
Language skills are in demand worldwide. According to data from TLJ, job postings requiring multiple language skills continue to increase across Europe with over 120,000 job listings in France, the U.K. and Germany alone -- and more than 200,000 in total. In the U.S., there are more than 180,000 job listings with a language skills requirement.
"Entering the ever-growing global language jobs market presents a strategic opportunity for CareerBuilder since many companies today rely on multilingual workers as they expand into new economies," said Tony Roy, President of CareerBuilder EMEA. "It gives our clients access to a new diverse pool of bilingual and multilingual job seekers to fill their open positions. Job seekers, in turn, are able to explore opportunities in markets around the world."
According to a 2007 Nielsen Report, more than $83 billion is spent by consumers every year to acquire language skills. TLJ allows customers and candidates to search from 72 primary languages and hundreds of dialects worldwide.
"The acquisition is not only exciting for Top Language Jobs, but for linguistic professionals across the globe," said Aytac Irfan, Managing Director of TLJ. "The increasing demand for multilingual talent, coupled with the CareerBuilder network across Europe and in the U.S., will add a plethora of new opportunities for job seekers looking to use their language skills."
CareerBuilder operates in 21 markets outside the U.S. and, through partnerships, has a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide.
About Top Language Jobs
Top Language Jobs is Europe's No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest global network of Job Boards dedicated to multilingual job seekers looking for work internationally. Top Language Jobs works with the world's top employers offering them a platform to advertise their vacancies in 23 European Countries, United States, and Canada. Their Career Fair Division also operates the largest specialist multilingual career fairs in 10 locations across Europe. They have over 300,000 unique visitors, 8,000 job opportunities listed, and 345,000 registered users.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com.
Avengers Assemble! Marvel Super Hero Squad Online Releases New Movie Costumes for Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment Put Out the Call to Protect the Online World from Loki and the Fall of Asgard
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Avengers assemble in the latest update to the free-to-play massively multiplayer Marvel kids game Super Hero Squad Online from Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel Entertainment. Kids of all ages can now hero up their squads with Hero costumes and characters directly from the upcoming theatrical launch of "Marvel's The Avengers"!
Marvel Super Hero Squad Online unleashes Earth's Mightiest Heroes in all their costumed glory! With the introduction of Ant-Man and The Avengers movie Captain America, Super Hero Squad Online is the first online Marvel game that allows players to assemble the original Avengers team consisting of Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Thor, Black Panther, Hawkeye, the Hulk and Captain America.
In celebration of the upcoming theatrical release from "Marvel's The Avengers," Marvel Super Hero Squad Online brings together a team of heroes to protect Baxter Plaza and Asgard from the mad trickster god Loki. Meanwhile, the world itself falls into chaos, mirroring the very first adventure the original Avengers embarked upon.
"I've always been a huge fan of the Avengers characters in comic books," said Jay Minn, Studio Director for Gazillion Entertainment's studio, The Amazing Society. "Having a chance to bring these amazing heroes to life in a family-friendly online game for the launch of the movie is a dream come true."
"Seeing both the classic and current costumed characters in for Marvel Super Hero Squad Online alongside new Avengers film content is extremely satisfying to see and play," said TQ Jefferson, VP of Games Production at Marvel Entertainment.
About Gazillion Entertainment
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion's games feature revered brands and original properties, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit http://www.gazillion.com.
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit http://www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
About Marvel's The Avengers
Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers"--the team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgard and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.
"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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GainSpan Reference Design Code for TI MSP430(TM) Offers Easy Wi-Fi Connectivity and Access to Extended Capabilities
Designers can take advantage of networking features not readily available on the market
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GainSpan® Corporation, a leader in low power embedded Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things, today introduced reference design code for Texas Instruments' MSP430 that significantly reduces the development time to add Wi-Fi connectivity to embedded systems based upon this microcontroller (MCU). This new code makes it possible for designers to rapidly develop their application on the MSP430 and easily communicate with a GainSpan Wi-Fi module of choice through a serial interface, using straightforward AT commands, with the GainSpan Wi-Fi module providing all Wi-Fi and networking functionalities.
Now, customers developing MSP430-based products can quickly and easily add GainSpan low power Wi-Fi connectivity and take advantage of advanced networking features and capabilities not readily available with other Wi-Fi modules including enterprise security, embedded DHCP, DNS and HTTP (S) servers, wireless provisioning, and over the air firmware upgrades.
As with similar reference design code provided by GainSpan for other MCUs, the new reference design code running on the MSP430 includes both SPI and UART drivers, a hardware adaptation layer (HAL), and an MCU-independent application layer that includes the AT library. The Application code includes UDP, TCP and HTTP traffic, supports multiple concurrent sockets and AP functionality. This code is easily portable to other host microcontrollers.
With its small RAM and ROM (Flash) footprint, the MSP430 reference code can run on the most memory constrained MCUs. Even when including the drivers, UDP, TCP and multiple sockets, it uses less than 8 Kbytes of flash and 2 Kbytes of RAM and can be used with the IAR Embedded Workbench Kickstart Edition.
"In addition to our strong partnerships with microcontroller leaders like Freescale and Renesas, and associated Wi-Fi boards and software solutions we provide to our joint customers, we provide Reference Design code in support of other popular MCU's in response to the needs of our customers," said Bernard Aboussouan, vice president of marketing at GainSpan.
GainSpan offers a wide range of low-power Wi-Fi connectorized or pin compatible soldered down modules, with output power ranging from 9 to 18 dBm with options for built-in trace or external antenna through a U.FL connector. Most operate over an industrial operating temperature range of -40 to 85 degrees Celsius and are certified or pre-certified for all major regulatory requirements including FCC, IC and ETSI.
Customers can easily select host interfaces, security, provisioning methods, Wi-Fi and networking features running on the modules, and build a customized binary for their embedded devices, without the need of an expensive compiler. The SDK-Builder, a low cost, web-based tool, provides a baseline default configuration (essential wireless stack features, WPA/WPA-2 personal security and networking services) and lets developers choose software features and functionalities via a menu.
The new MSP430 reference design code is available now and can be downloaded from GainSpan's website.
About GainSpan Corporation
GainSpan is the leading semiconductor solutions company in low power Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi connectivity for the Internet of Things. Its easy-to-use system-on-chip (SoC), modules and software, let customers leverage the large installed base of Wi-Fi access points and smartphones to create connected products for healthcare, smart energy and control/monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets. The solutions feature an ultra low power SoC that consumes just a few uA of standby current and goes from standby to active mode in a few ms, ideal for battery operated devices requiring long life. The Wi-Fi chip handles all Wi-Fi functionalities, networking and security stacks, offloading when required the host MCU and accelerating wireless development cycles. http://www.gainspan.com.
Cloud service integrator uses bespoke hosting infrastructure to support white label
solutions aimed at resellers and enterprise customers
Cloud and Managed Hosting expert, Pulsant is helping technology integrators AppLayer
transform its Cloud services by providing highly flexible managed hosting to support a new
range of pre-packed Cloud solutions. Called 'White Label Box', these are aimed at IT
providers, resellers and distributors allowing them to fast track specialist vertical
solutions and boost profitability of new Cloud services.
AppLayer's portfolio of integrated services operates within Pulsant's secure
infrastructure. This uses the latest virtualisation software to build secure Private and
Public Cloud environments to host web-based applications for AppLayer and its clients.
Partnering with Pulsant, AppLayer can supply resellers with a totally managed solution
including Microsoft applications, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and back up services - all in a single
unified platform that allows users to log in to their enterprise applications and
networks, from any place and at any time.
According to David Organ, Director of AppLayer, "Pulsant designed the server
architecture around our business - to give us levels of flexibility that few Cloud hosting
providers can match. Pulsant operates as an extension of our team. They understand what we
want to achieve; providing the expertise needed to optimise infrastructure, suggest system
enhancements and deliver consistent, high-quality support. Pulsant really appreciates that
our reputation and, to some extent, our customers' - is reliant on them. And like true
partners they never let us down."
Mark Howling, CEO of Pulsant, adds, "AppLayer is taking Cloud to a new dimension by
allowing resellers to create customised solutions using pre-packaged services out of a
virtual box. We are delighted to be working with them to help their customers compete more
effectively in this new and rapidly evolving market; delivering the service and support
they need to add value to their Cloud solutions."
Pulsant powers IT for the mid-market. Formed following the merger of DediPower,
Lumison and BlueSquare Data, it is backed by strong investment and a philosophy of
"Support with Passion". A leading provider of reliable, high quality IP network,
colocation and managed application hosting services, Pulsant supports thousands of
customers from eight UK datacentres, in five locations. Using the latest technology, it
helps companies manage, store and safeguard their data, helping them reduce costs, improve
service levels and maximise their commercial potential.
IPC Introduces its Instant Trading Collaboration Suite for Hoot and Intercom Across the Entire Enterprise
New Unigy Pulse and Unigy Pulse Mobile join other devices and apps to provide multiple, integrated choices for front, middle and back office teams
LONDON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at TradeTech London, IPC Systems, Inc. introduced its Instant Trading Collaboration Suite - featuring the additions of new Unigy(TM) Pulse, a device, and new Unigy Pulse Mobile, an application for the Apple iPad®, to its existing line-up of Unigy-powered Pulse Enterprise and the IQ/MAX® Edge turret. This gives trading firms multiple advanced technology and cost-effective options for hoot and intercom capabilities to all trade lifecycle participants. IPC's Instant Trading Collaboration Suite, using the Unigy platform for unified trading communications and applications, offers customers a comprehensive and flexible set of solutions to meet their growing needs for easy, fast collaboration on evermore complex deals.
"Providing a suite of instant trading collaboration products means that, for the first time, each employee in a firm has the freedom to choose the hoot and intercom device or app that best suits his or her work style and work space while at the same time allowing IT managers to have all devices and apps integrated on one system," says Michael Speranza, senior vice president, Global Product Management and Marketing, IPC. "Whether a firm is already using a legacy hoot and intercom system or just starting to explore their benefits, companies will find our Unigy-powered offerings provide a strong return on investment."
Regardless of which mix of hoot and intercom devices and apps a firm chooses, IPC's solutions allow a firm to collaborate instantly with virtual teams, improve deal decision making, increase transparency and mitigate risk, as well as simplify and accelerate communications across the enterprise and to "off-campus" locations. This can help expedite deal execution and improve customer retention.
Unigy Pulse is a new compact device, built from the ground up to support middle and back office personnel using the Unigy platform. In addition to hoot and intercom, Unigy Pulse also features TV audio and customizable speaker channels and favorites, an intuitive user interface and a flexible touch screen that is highly extensible for future applications.
Unigy Pulse Mobile is an application for the Apple iPad that allows off-floor users to have hoot and intercom capabilities wherever they are located so they can communicate with traders or other off-floor users via the Unigy soft-client whenever there is a need to exchange information on critical transactions.
"As complex, cross-asset trades become more common, and as transparency requirements drive more direct involvement of compliance in the trading process, the need for improved collaboration tools and more seamless communication across the trade life cycle becomes critical," says Larry Tabb, founder and chief executive officer, TABB Group. "Creating a virtual team with all of these user types, regardless of their location or role, can mean improved efficiencies, faster, more accurate information, and an improved customer experience."
Advantages of Unigy Pulse and Unigy Pulse Mobile, as well as the other products in the Instant Trading Collaboration Suite, also extend to the IT organization. As core components of the Unigy platform, additional back room equipment is not needed to integrate any of the products to the system. In fact, firms using IPC's new devices and apps can eliminate large quantities of third-party equipment in the back room and at a trader's desk. This simplifies system administration and maintenance to reduce costs.
IPC is demonstrating all four products in its Instant Trading Collaboration Suite April 24-26 at its TradeTech London booth at Excel Centre.
IPC Systems, Inc. offers high and low touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With 100% focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC's market-leading offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets and electronic connectivity services. IPC's global reach extends to more than 58 countries - including a Financial Extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.ipc.com.
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Announcing Build London Live 2012, Olympics Edition -- an OpenBIM Event
Asite Announces The World's Premier Collaborative Building Information Modelling Event, May 21st - 23rd, 2012
LONDON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the global success of Build London Live 2008 and 2009, organisers Asite and AEC3 will once again bring together BIM practitioners across the globe in a showcase of their collaborative design and engineering talent and collaborative BIM capabilities.
Kicking off at noon, May 21st; the online event will continue through to noon, May 23rd, concluding ahead of the BuildingSmart International executive briefing in London where the winners will be announced via a live webinar feed.
Bringing Design Professionals Together
Design professionals and experts in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) will join together online in a team competition to create the most elegant solutions based on a time-constrained design brief. Each team will be allocated a unique plot in a common design context with 48 hours to contribute to an ambitious master plan for a site in the heart of the 2012 Olympic city.
Build London Live 2012 will again redefine the standards expected from design competitions by creating the world's most collaborative Building Information Model (BIM) with combined talent from all over the world. Previous winners include BIM Vikings (Norway), BIM Japan, Super Team Singapore, Ryder Architecture (UK), 3D Blueprint (India), Southern Axis (Chile), University of Nebraska - Lincoln (USA), Teams BIM Education (USA) and Food for Thot (USA).
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nathan Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow @buildlondonlive and #openBIM on Twitter for live updates.
Asite helps businesses share information and build knowledge in a secure environment in the cloud. Every day, professionals all over the world use Asite to manage their projects and supply chains collaboratively and get the information they need - when and where they need it.
AEC3 is an international consulting firm that combines a range of capabilities with global expertise to resolve information needs and deliver strategic solutions to the industry. AEC3 works with developers, building owners, contractors, consultants, manufacturers, software vendors and academic institutions to fit information technologies to needs.
Egypt Hosts International ICT Event and World Summit Awards (WSA)
CAIRO, April 25, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
- Cairo ICT 2012 is one of the top ICT events in the region.
- Hosted by ITIDA, the WSA selects and promotes excellence in ICT innovation
- Three of the WSA winners are Egyptian nationals, highlighting the country's
Showcasing Egypt's growing reputation for ICT excellence, this month the country will
host Cairo ICT 2012; "The Spring of Technologies - From Dreams to Needs".
Held at the Cairo International Conference Centre from 26th to 29th April inclusive,
the international trade fair is one of the top events in the Middle East and North Africa
covering the fields of IT, electronics, satellite and broadcasting, hardware and software,
as well as Internet and mobile services.
Communications and Information Technology ministers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and
North Sudan will all be speaking alongside Egypt's Communications and Information
Technology minister at the event's keynote address to discuss ways of connecting the
The four day event will culminate with the World Summit Award (WSA), a global
not-for-profit activity to select and promote best practice in e-Content production and
creativity in innovative Internet applications.
Among the winners are three Egyptian natives, heralded for excellence in e-Content and
innovative ICT applications, demonstrating the country's capacity to produce
internationally acclaimed talent.
Specialized portal Erada addresses a significant need related to the knowledge and
information empowerment for people with disabilities. Wael Zakeria, the portal's developer
is blind himself; his innovation sprung from the desire to ensure visually impaired people
can actively participate in Egyptian society. Now with over 2,000 monthly blog entries,
Erada receives 610,000 daily visits to its site.
Other Egyptian winners include El3ab.com, one of the leading online portals for
internet based game play in the region. And, in the e-Culture and Heritage category, the
production of Description de l'Egypte to multi-lingual DVD was recognized as a monumental
WSA is hosted by the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), a
governmental entity affiliated to Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology, under the patronage of the Minister of Communications and Information
Technology H.E. Mohamed Salem.
WSA implements the UN agenda for the development of the information society and
supports the UN Millennium Development Goals of ending poverty, hunger and disease,
providing education for all, saving the environment and giving a fair share to women
through the use of ICT.
Yasser ElKady, CEO of ITIDA, said: "We take our responsibility for growing and
developing Egypt's position as a leading global outsourcing location very seriously.
Hosting the WSA at Cairo ITC 2012 is the perfect opportunity to show the world that Egypt
produces world-class technically proficient talent."
Having postponed the 2011 winners' event due to political turmoil, the award ceremony
will take place in Cairo. From over 460 projects and 105 countries the WSA Grand Jury
selected 40 WSA Winners in 2011.
Friendster officially launches as Southeast Asia's social discovery and gaming platform
MANILA, Philippines, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Pioneering social networking site, Friendster officially announces its redesign as a social discovery and gaming platform that offers users a unique experience which combines search, content discovery and social functionalities. In line with the brand promise, Friendster will host advanced ways of searching, engaging and making new friends, and distinct approach to discover new games. The new user interface provides excellent user experience while discovering new games of multiple genres and exciting new concepts to earn rewards. Friendster will be presenting its inaugural event -- Friendster FunXtion, on April 27 at the SM North Cyberzone Activity Area, Manila, Philippines.
In 2002, the world was introduced to a site that literally brought the online community closer. The initiation of Friendster, created a new culture where users went to share photos, videos, and connect with one another, virtually. In yet another milestone, Friendster was acquired by Asia's leading e-payment and e-lifestyle provider -- MOL Global Pte Ltd (MOL) in 2009, to become the region's largest online community.
"Friendster pioneered the social networking industry and paved the way for the emergence of other sites. As the global gaming communities grew, it was essential for Friendster to find its unique proposition in order to remain competitive," said MOL Group Chief Executive Officer, Ganesh Kumar Bangah. "By leveraging on Friendster's strongest asset in the form of its millions of users and harnessing MOL's strength as an e-payments and content distributor, we were able to successfully redesign Friendster to become a social discovery and gaming platform, host to the largest online community in Southeast Asia."
The merging of synergies brought about the development of Friendster's redesign that features the following upgrades:
-- Innovative and user-friendly interface;
-- Selections of avatars to suit your personas;
-- Chat with existing and new friends via the Friendster Chat Application
while playing games on Friendster;
-- Over 50 online games from eight different genre like role-playing,
strategy, simulations and card games;
-- Earn rewards through points for every activity within the site including
adding friends, engaging with friends, daily log-in or playing any game;
-- Simple, easy-to-obtain virtual currency that can be used to purchase
virtual goods, online games and applications in a safe and convenient
To celebrate its official launch as Southeast Asia's social discovery and gaming platform, Friendster will host its biggest game event on April 27 at Philippines' top info-technology shopping mall, SM North Cyberzone. Entitled "Friendster FunXtion", the event will showcase the unique leisure experience that Friendster offers -- find and play online games, meet and engage new friends, and win awesome prizes.
"The Philippines has always been one of our biggest markets with a vibrant online community, making the country exceptionally important to us," said Friendster Chief Operating Officer, Nikolai Galicia. "Therefore it is a joy to roll out Friendster's inaugural event here, to a community that is continuously growing. We are committed in continually bringing the latest content and giving the most compelling rewards to our users."
Friendster is the pioneer online social network with more than 100 million registered members. Friendster is one of the best sites that allows people to create avatars, discover new worlds, enjoy games and meet new people. Friendster prides itself in delivering an easy-to-use, friendly and interactive environment where users can easily connect with others via http://www.friendster.com. Through its ownership of MOL and Friendster, MOL Global is Asia's largest end-to-end content, distribution and commerce network, pairing MOL's physical payment collection points and payment platforms with Friendster's large online footprint, social network and user community in Asia.
IBM Launches PowerLinux Solutions to Help Customers Increase Efficiency and Insights
Additions to IBM's PureFlex System and Power Systems Portfolios Demonstrate Ongoing Commitment to Linux
ARMONK, N.Y., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today introduced new IBM PowerLinux Systems and Solutions to help customers exploit the cost efficiency of Linux and virtualization for business-critical workloads. IBM PowerLinux Solutions offer deep integration of new Linux-specific POWER7 processor-based hardware with industry-standard Linux software from Red Hat and SUSE for analyzing Big Data, managing industry-specific applications and delivering open source infrastructure services.
The new IBM PowerLinux Solutions are more affordable for businesses of all sizes with the introduction of two new Linux-specific servers: a system for the recently announced IBM PureFlex System, part of the new IBM PureSystems family of systems with integrated expertise; as well as a standalone high-performance, energy-efficient IBM PowerLinux System that is value-priced for the mid market and above.
The new PowerLinux Solutions and supporting systems are designed to provide customers with lower deployment time and costs, and greater performance, dependability and workload density than competitive x86 platforms at similar price points. This extends the ability for IBM to address customers' Linux application needs more effectively, just as it does for UNIX (AIX) and IBM i application requirements with Power Systems.
IBM is offering the new integrated and workload-optimized PowerLinux Solutions in conjunction with its ISV and OEM partners, starting with three specific Linux-centric workloads. IBM PowerLinux Solutions are designed to match each workload's specific performance requirements, offering customers a simpler Linux-based IT environment that can help reduce infrastructure costs and aide in freeing IT staff to focus on bringing innovative products and services to market faster.
"Our tests have shown excellent performance results for Zucchetti human resources and ERP industry application software running on the new PowerLinux Systems - an improvement of at least 40 percent compared to Linux machines based on Intel x86," said Alberto Cazzulani, HR Business Unit Technologies & Services Manager for Zucchetti Group, a leading provider of software and technology solutions with more than 450,000 installations and 85,000 clients.
By basing the new solutions on lower cost Linux-specific Power Systems and PowerVM for Linux virtualization technology, IBM can help provide more value to customers at a lower cost than others offering Linux on other commodity x86 servers. In addition, replacing aging x86-based Windows servers with PowerLinux Systems and utilizing open source applications, clients may further reduce costs by reducing or eliminating high proprietary software license fees and upgrade charges.
"With PowerLinux, IBM has made a real conscious effort to lower the acquisition price for customers who have wanted to take advantage of POWER to run their Linux environments," said Andy Lin, Solutions Consultant, Mark III Systems. "So now clients who perhaps would not have looked at IBM systems in the past are saying, 'This is actually a really good idea - this is very compelling for us.' That not only represents an opportunity for the greater IBM, but as an IBM Premier Business Partner, it's a tremendous opportunity for Mark III Systems as well."
University of Hamburg Improves System Performance At Lower Cost
IBM is working with customers across a number of industries and geographies to help improve the performance of their Linux-based applications and services, including the University of Hamburg. As a participant in PHYsnet.org, the worldwide scientific data exchange, the University of Hamburg wanted to improve the performance levels of its existing PHYSnet servers without investing in large numbers of physical servers for its Physics research lab.
By implementing a virtual distributed configuration for its OpenAFS file system using two IBM PowerLinux 7R2 systems running 10 virtual Linux servers using the new IBM PowerVM for PowerLinux, the university was able to improve file serving performance by 50 percent at 30 percent less cost than the competing Intel x86-based systems option.
"IBM PowerLinux is the best option for running OpenAFS as it can handle the high I/O requirements of the system and delivers the throughput needed to quickly access files," said Bodo Krause-Kyora, Head of Systems and Deputy Director, PHYSnet, for University of Hamburg. "We would have needed to purchase significantly more Intel-based systems to achieve the same levels of file serving performance that we do with just two IBM PowerLinux servers."
Three Workload-Optimized PowerLinux Solution Editions
As customers find their business needs are increasingly addressable with open source software, they still face the challenge of maintaining the quality of service and reliability previously achieved with proprietary software solutions. By leveraging the self-healing and self-managing capabilities of POWER7 systems, customers can confidently run one or many highly scalable, reliable and flexible industry-standard Linux environments. The three new PowerLinux Solutions include:
-- IBM PowerLinux Big Data Analytics SolutionSmarter companies are thinking
differently about how to deal with Big Data that is growing
exponentially within their organizations. To meet this challenge, many
are deploying Linux-based IT infrastructures designed to capably handle
both structured and unstructured data, making it easier to capture,
manage and analyze information to drive better-informed business
decisions. The highly threaded, parallel processing capabilities of IBM
PowerLinux Systems provide optimal compute and I/O performance for Big
Data analytics projects using Apache Hadoop, a software framework that
enables distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of
computers. IBM OEM partner Fixstars is planning to deliver a
Hadoop-based appliance for Big Data based on IBM PowerLinux Systems for
the SMB market in 2012.PowerLinux Systems also help businesses
cost-effectively gain new insights from Big Data with IBM solutions,
such as IBM InfoSphere BigInsights software that enables organizations
to analyze a variety of Big Data information sources. InfoSphere
BigInsights, will be generally available for PowerLinux Systems on June
15. IBM InfoSphere Streams software for PowerLinux, which analyzes
data-in-motion, is available immediately.The deep integration and
optimization of analytics workload performance on IBM PowerLinux Systems
enables businesses to run thousands of tasks in parallel to deliver
analytics services faster, such as analyzing historical credit card data
to help improve real-time fraud detection or examining social media in
real time to better understand brand sentiment among customers.
-- IBM PowerLinux Industry Application SolutionMore companies are relying
on Linux for business applications that are designed for their industry
and tuned for specific business needs. IBM PowerLinux Systems provide a
highly secure, resilient and fully integrated platform stack for
industry applications, providing smoother implementation enabling faster
time-to-delivery for new, differentiating services with less downtime.
With offerings like the IBM PowerLinux Solution Edition for SAP
Applications, midsize IT shops can deliver these services at a lower
cost per workload with high quality compared to x86 commodity servers
running Windows or Linux. Additional ISVs like Zucchetti Group are
planning to provide pre-integrated, tested and validated solutions
tailored for their local regions across a variety of industries.
-- IBM PowerLinux Open Source Infrastructure Services SolutionPowerLinux
Systems offer cost-effective control over server and virtual image
sprawl with the addition of the new PowerVM for PowerLinux
virtualization technology. With fewer servers to manage, businesses can
deliver services such as web, email and social business collaboration
more cost effectively by using PowerLinux Systems as the foundation for
flexible open source-based software delivery. Integrated, tuned and
tested so everything works together, PowerLinux Systems offer highly
secure and scalable virtualization of business infrastructure services.
"As CIOs seek to transform their IT department from a cost center to a strategic asset, many have a misconception that deploying Linux on x86 servers equipped with VMware software is their only option for taking advantage of open source applications," said Colin Parris, General Manager, IBM Power Systems. "Serving the Linux market with Power Systems is an important initiative for IBM. With IBM PowerLinux solutions and systems, customers now have powerful, cost-effective alternatives, as well as a broad ecosystem of support from our global partners to get the right solution--hardware, software and services--for virtually any business requirement."
Built on New Linux-Specific Servers
The new IBM PowerLinux Solutions are more affordable for businesses of all sizes with the introduction of two new Linux-specific servers:
-- IBM Flex System p24L Compute Node - Linux-specific two-socket server for
the recently announced IBM PureFlex System which contains 12 or 16
POWER7 microprocessor cores, option of Red Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server operating systems, and built-in PowerVM for
PowerLinux. The new PowerLinux-specific server is supported in the
PureFlex System Express, Standard and Enterprise configurations.
-- IBM PowerLinux 7R2 System - A two-socket, high-performance,
energy-efficient rack server that supports 16 POWER7 microprocessor
cores and a choice of industry standard Linux operating systems - Red
Hat Enterprise Linux or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. Scalable and
efficient with a built-in PowerVM for PowerLinux hypervisor, the
PowerLinux 7R2 System can run multiple Linux workloads, offering a
potentially lower solution stack cost for virtualized infrastructure.
IBM Global Financing provides flexible financing options for clients to acquire the new PowerLinux systems and lower their total cost of ownership. For example, credit-qualified clients(1) can acquire the 128GB/3.6TB PowerLinux 7R2 System for $400 per month with nothing down with a 36-month lease. IBM Global Financing enables clients to manage budgets more easily with predictable payments and to reduce the risk of IT technology obsolescence with options to upgrade at mid or end of lease. Thousands of clients globally already experience the advantages of financing their Power Systems solutions.
Since 2000, Linux had held a strategically significant position within the IBM systems portfolio and IBM has invested more than a billion dollars into the Linux movement to date. IBM is traditionally among the top commercial contributors of Linux code with more than 600 IBMers involved in more than 100 open source projects. Built on industry-standard Linux, open source and IBM software, IBM PowerLinux Solutions are designed to help customers make better business decisions and assist them to operate more efficiently.
(1) IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Minimum transaction size $5,000, rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice. Example based on a 36 month lease for a PowerLinux 7R2 rack server configured with 128GB memory and 3.6TB total hard drive storage, RHEL (includes open source workload packages), and IBM PowerVM for IBM PowerLinux.
IBM, InfoSphere, Power Systems, PowerLinux, PowerVM, PureFlex and PureSystems are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Apache Hadoop and Hadoop are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical practices are a niche market vastly underserved by tax and accounting practitioners, according to leading tax experts Alan Gassman, Jim Feutz and Lester Perling, who will host a new webinar from Bloomberg BNA entitled Individual and Group Medical Practices: Tax, Health Law, and Creditor Protection Planning. Pension actuary Jim Feutz will also discuss pension planning opportunities with spreadsheet examples of how small professional practices can use presently existing opportunities to maximize contributions for practice owners.
Focusing on the physician practice market, the webinar, to be held on April 25, 2012, 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., ET will examine primary structures, health and tax law considerations, and both conventional and innovative planning opportunities that are not always obvious to legal, tax, and accounting practitioners.
"The interplay between tax law, health law, and creditor protection planning must be addressed with simple and logical solutions," says Bloomberg BNA senior tax analyst Robert Herman. "Education of and communication with clients and advisors is therefore absolutely critical."
In 90 minutes, Gassman, Feutz and Perling will offer practical advice on:
-- How medical practice and associated structuring is different than
structuring for a typical or other professional closely-held business
-- How to insulate medical practice entities from malpractice liability
-- How to coordinate practice and associated business and investment entity
structuring with the physician's personal planning
-- Compensation, pension, dividend, and associated distribution planning
-- Planning ahead to reduce the transitional costs associated with bringing
in a first new partner
-- Using Parent F reorganizations
-- Reviewing common mistakes made by physicians and their advisors
Upon completion of this program, participants will learn to:
-- Choose and adapt appropriate business and investment structures for
-- Understand and recognize alternative opportunities
-- Communicate effectively with physician clients and their other advisors
-- Recognize traps for the unwary with respect to tax, creditor protection,
and medical law planning
About the Speakers
Alan S. Gassman, J.D., LL.M. practices law in Clearwater, Florida and has spoken and published extensively on physician and medical practice structure and planning. He is a commentator for the Leimberg Information Services (ALISI@) and Co-Chairs annual Florida Bar Continuing Education Conferences on Representing the Physician and Wealth Conservation. He has published numerous articles in BNA and other leading publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, Medical Economics, Modern Healthcare, and FloridaTrend magazine.
Lester J. Perling, J.D. is a partner with Broad and Cassel located in its Ft. Lauderdale office and is a member of the Firm's Health Law and White Collar Civil and Criminal Fraud Defense Practice Groups. Mr. Perling is a board-certified health law attorney with extensive experience as a health care administrator. His practice is concentrated in representing clients with regard to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and fraud and abuse issues, federal and state fraud investigations and administrative proceedings, and various administrative and corporate matters. Mr. Perling is a nationally known speaker on health law related topics and is Chair-Elect of The Florida Bar Health Law section.
Jim Feutz is President of Suncoast Pension and Benefits Group, Inc., a Tampa based corporation providing administrative, actuarial and consulting services for retirements plans. Suncoast Pension Group specializes in designing and administering retirement plans which optimize benefits for the owners and key employees of professional corporations and small businesses, using proprietary systems such as The Plan Evaluator(TM), The Best Plan Solution(TM) and The Plan Compliance System(TM). Mr. Feutz is a member of the Society of Actuaries, the American Academy of Actuaries and the American Society of Pension Actuaries, and is a past director of the Florida West Coast Employee Benefits Council.
Bloomberg BNA is the foremost source of tax and accounting research, news, practice tools, and guidance for tax attorneys, CPAs, corporate tax managers, estate planners, and financial accountants. Designed for today's busy practitioners, our webinars offer the same expertise and relevance that are the hallmark of all Bloomberg BNA resources. In just 60-90 minutes, practitioners gain in-depth knowledge on a current tax or accounting topic from experts in that area -- and benefit from practical applications that can be put to work immediately. Conference attendees have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions, and may be eligible to earn CLE or CPE credits -- all from the convenience of their own office or conference room.
About Bloomberg BNA
Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Its network of more than 2,500 reporters, correspondents, and leading practitioners delivers expert analysis, news, practice tools, and guidance - the information that matters most to professionals. Bloomberg BNA's authoritative coverage spans the full range of legal practice areas, including tax & accounting, labor & employment, intellectual property, banking & securities, employee benefits, health care, privacy & data security, human resources, and environment, health & safety.
What: GlobalSpec Online Trade Shows & Events are one-day, live and interactive sessions that connect a worldwide community of suppliers and distributors with their target market of engineering, technical and industrial professionals. At this free online event, attendees will learn about the latest trends, technologies, and innovations across key areas of electronic components and product design, including: processors and IP cores, wireless networking protocols, power management, battery technologies, and user interface and display innovations. By attending this highly interactive event from the convenience of their desktops, participants will gain knowledge from industry experts and suppliers to the electronics industry. Attendees can also interact with exhibitors, network with peers, attend educational sessions and gain the knowledge that will help their businesses remain competitive in today's rapidly-changing electronics marketplace.
Sponsored by:ECIA - Electronic Components Industry Association
When: Wednesday,April 25, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT- 5:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM - 2:00 PM PDT)
-- Visit the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives.
-- Visit the Knowledge Exchange to interact with other attendees and learn
about new technology and products.
-- Visit the Resource Center and download materials.
Where: Free registration online at http://bit.ly/GHdU3P.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EDT (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT)
A System on Chip Approach to Active-Shutter 3D Glasses
Presented by Robert Murphy, Applications Engineer Sr., Cypress Semiconductor
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM EDT (9:30 AM - 10:15 AM PDT)
Understanding ADC Noise, ENOB and Effective Resolution
Presented by Jamaal Mitchell, Business Manager, Maxim Integrated Products
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM EDT (10:15 AM - 11:00 AM PDT)
Polymers and Plastics in Telecommunications
Presented by Sitaram Rampalli, President and Principal Consultant, Polyplast Consultants International, Inc.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 11:45 AM PDT)
To Offshore or Reshore: How to Decide Objectively
Presented by Harry C. Moser, Founder and President, Reshoring Initiative
About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach - from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.
GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.
Gargantuan Wide-Angle Lens with a GBP100,000 Price Tag Goes on Sale at Grays of Westminster
LONDON, April 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The rare Nikon fisheye lens is said to be able to 'see behind itself', it
weighs5.2kg and measures 171mm in length with a diameter of 236mm
One of the few 220 Nikkor fisheye lenses ever made is now available for purchase and
is looking for a buyer at London's Nikon-only reseller, Grays of Westminster.
Nikon stunned the photographic world at Photokina in 1970 by introducing the 220
fisheye Nikkor with an astonishing speed of f/2.8. It is the world's most extreme
wide-angle lens to cover the 24 x 36mm image area (at the time) with a massive glass dome
which dwarfs the camera attached. The 6mm is for scientific and industrial applications
and special effects when shooting portraits, architecture and interiors, etc.
Lens production began in March 1972 and it was only made available to special order.
This lens's technical specifications are:
- 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor lens
- Serial no: 628024
- Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
- Picture angle: 220
- Diaphragm: Automatic
- Aperture scale: f/2.8-f/22 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
- Weight: 5200g
- Dimensions: 236mm dia. x 171mm long (overall); 160mm extension from lens
- Distance scale: graduated in metres and feet from 0.25m (0.9ft) to infinity
- Filters: built-in skylight (L1BC), medium yellow (Y48), deep yellow (Y52),
orange (O56), and red (R60)
- Front lens cap: Slip-on, delivered in a rugged metal case.
- Condition: MINT
- Price: GBP100,000
Founder Gray Levett said, "The background of this immense lens is that our vintage
camera buyer Toni Kowal spent six months tracking it down from overseas, and we were
fortunate to be able to find this example in such pristine condition. The lens was
photographed by master photographer Tony Hurst. It is a stunning example of the optical
expertise of the engineers and designers at Nikon."
Grays of Westminster can be reached by telephone on +44 (0)20 7828 4925 or by e-mail:
About Grays of Westminster
The legendary award-winning Grays of Westminster is a charming period shop,
specialising exclusively in Nikon. Grays of Westminster offers knowledgeable advice and
information on Nikon equipment, whether new, second-hand or vintage. They can provide a
fast and reliable mail-order service on any Nikon item which is available to all
From their very beginning over a quarter of a century ago, they aimed at offering
their customers the very best service and the finest in Nikon equipment. This tradition
Grays of Westminster also provides a vast range of photographic training sessions for
its customers including subjects such as Mike Maloney's Photographic Workshop at the House
of Lords; Heather Angel's Wildlife & Natural History Workshops; Simon Stafford's
Definitive Flash, Portraiture, Landscape and Macro Training Sessions; Michael
Eleftheriades' panoramic and colour-calibration seminars.
Grays of Westminster is situated in a quiet location in central London yet within
walking distance of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.
For more information, please contact:
Grays of Westminster Exclusively...Nikon
40 Churton Street
Crawford & Company Introduces Vehicle Inspection App
My VCI offers better customer experience, reduces costs
ATLANTA, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions, is introducing a new, cost-effective self-service application for popular mobile devices that can offer customers a better experience with post-lease vehicle inspections.
The application, called My VCI, was released Monday for iPhone® and iPad® mobile digital devices. A browser-based version and applications for other digital devices will follow, as will one for commercial truck inspections, says Blair Bennett, assistant vice president and director of Vehicle Services for Crawford.
My VCI is designed to be used by leasing companies for the vehicle inspections typically performed shortly before leases expire, Bennett said. Fleet managers who need to regularly inspect their vehicles also may find it useful, he added.
The application walks the user step-by-step through the inspection process. After the process is complete, all necessary data is uploaded to the appropriate stakeholders, based on the configuration determined by the client. "My VCI should provide a faster, better experience for the customer," Bennett said. "They'll be able to download the app and complete the inspection in 10 to 20 minutes, on their own time and without the need for a visit from an inspector."
With the absence of inspectors and high level of automation, My VCI should cost about 60 percent to 80 percent less than an in-person vehicle inspection, Bennett said. "We expect the cost savings combined with the convenience to customers to offer an attractive alternative to in-person inspections for both the client and the leasing company, ultimately helping to improve their client retention," he said.
My VCI represents the latest in a series of investments Crawford recently has made in its nationwide vehicle claims services, which include damage appraisals and condition inspections for a variety of vehicles, an extensive managed repair network and towing services.
In 2011, the Company acquired ClaimHub, a web-based, centralized claims platform for dispatching, tracking and managing all assignments and work product involved in the auto claims process, to expand its product offering and further enhance its ability to interface with clients.
Crawford also launched a centralized claims center, Vehicle Services Connection, for 24/7 claims intake, damage assessment and oversight of complex losses, and established a transportation product team that focuses on high-value trucking claims.
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company (http://www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.
Delta Health Technologies® Streamlines Homecare Intake and Assessment With LaunchPointe(TM) iPad App
ALTOONA, Pa., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Health Technologies, LLC ("Delta") brings a new solution to the private duty sector of the homecare industry with the release of the LaunchPointe(TM) application.
Currently available for Apple iPad versions 1 and 2 as well as the latest iPad, LaunchPointe is the first tablet application designed to help in-home care providers streamline data collection during client intake and service assessments.
Features include customizable client intake and assessment forms, along with an interview-style Q & A format, which can also be tailored to the specific assessor and client scenario. Users can easily add, remove and modify client information, and select or add FDA-approved medications. LaunchPointe will pre-populate the reassessment with initial intake data for easy updating, display an assessment summary, and accommodate the signatures of both assessor and client.
By combining a variety of cutting-edge technologies, LaunchPointe easily integrates with existing private duty scheduling software solutions such as AppointMate® to reduce paperwork and automate the private duty homecare process to be faster and more efficient. AppointMate® users can view and print client assessment summaries, as well as maximize the efficiency of nonmedical caregivers through multiple levels of customization.
"As the homecare industry grows and moves toward electronic records, we're seeing an increase in the use of mobile devices in the field," says Keith Crownover, Delta President and CEO. "As part of that shift, providers and caregivers are looking for ways to become more efficient and eliminate paper charting. With LaunchPointe, Delta has simplified two time-consuming processes so that in-home caregivers have more time to focus on what's important - the client."
LaunchPointe is just one of the many software products Delta Health Technologies® provides to the homecare, hospice and private duty industries. For more information, visit DeltaHealthTech.com or http://www.launchpointe.com/.
About Delta Health Technologies, LLC
Delta Health Technologies, LLC is one of the most experienced providers of information systems and services for homecare entities nationwide. Headquartered in Altoona, Pa., Delta focuses exclusively on providing technology solutions for homecare, hospice and private duty. Delta has been working with its customers to achieve their goals for more than 40 years. More information can be obtained by visiting DeltaHealthTech.com.
Sony Digital Cinema Further Advances Image Quality With High Frame Rate and High Bit-Rate Software-Only Upgrade Program
Innovative Software Update Set to Bring Existing Sony Digital Cinema 4K Customers Smooth, High-Frame Rate 3D Projection As It Was Meant To Be Seen, Without the Complexity
LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CINEMACON 2012, Sony Digital Cinema today announced its High Frame Rate upgrade program, further demonstrating the company's continuous commitment to deliver the highest image quality possible in digital entertainment. Through the upgrade, all existing Sony Digital Cinema 4K customers can realize unsurpassed 3D image quality via high frame rate playback without the need for complex hardware upgrades.(1) Sony's unique parallel projection method displays both right and left eye images at the same time, allowing audiences to enjoy films as they were intended to be by mirroring the stereo right and left eye shooting process to deliver the best quality high frame rate projection possible. The upgrade will be available in autumn as a software update at a list price of
USD $3,000 per complete projector/server system, further extending the life of Sony Digital Cinema 4K technology and ensuring exhibitors are ready to support high frame rate content.
"With the High Frame Rate upgrade for our existing Sony Digital Cinema 4K customers the best just got better," said Gary Johns, senior vice president, Digital Cinema Solutions, Sony Electronics. "Today our image quality and viewing experience in 3D remains unmatched, and with this innovative software update we're providing a straightforward way for customers to realize even better picture quality, extending the investments they've already made while readying them to take advantage of the next phase in super smooth 3D viewing."
The High Frame Rate upgrade expands exhibitors' range of projection options beyond the DCI standard of 24 frames per second (fps) to 48 and 60 fps for 2D 2K and 3D 2K content. In addition to higher frame rates, the upgrade will also increase maximum bit-rates from 250 Mbps to 500 Mbps(2) allowing for a much higher quality images, particularly during fast-motion shots.
For more information visit the Sony Digital Cinema website, or see us in person at CinemaCon 2012 at the Sony Digital Cinema booth, #2711 in the Augustus Ballroom, Emperor's level in Caesars Palace.
(1) The projector needs to be upgraded to the firmware version which is supported by the PS system version 2.50.0.
(2) Maximum bit-rates support 500Mbps : 2K3D48P/ 2K2D60P/ 2K3D60P
About Sony Electronics Digital Cinema Solutions
Sony Digital Cinema Solutions combines a full range of Sony technologies, alternative content offerings, training and service to provide a broad range of solutions for exhibitors. The world's leading manufacturer of commercially available 4K resolution digital cinema projection systems, the group also offers Sony's TMS (theater management system); digital signage hardware, software and content development; security systems and Network Operations Center (NOC) services for the exhibition community. Sony also offers flexible financing including a lease program and exhibitor-managed finance program leveraging Sony's VPF administration, that can make converting to digital easier and more affordable than ever before. For more information, visit http://www.sony.com/digitalcinema.
SOURCE Sony Electronics
CONTACT: Tom Di Nome of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-201-930-6357, email@example.com, or Sara Kallison of Bite Communications, +1-212-857-9382, firstname.lastname@example.org
Broadcom Introduces Industry's First 100 Gbps Full Duplex Network Processor
Fully Programmable NPU Features 64 Custom Processors Running at 1GHz -
Delivers More Than 2X the Throughput of Any NPU on the Market
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GlobalPress Summit 2012
-- Enables next wave of 100GbE optimized switching and routing platforms
for service provider networks
-- Proprietary look-up engine using low-cost DDR3 enables massive
scalability while reducing system cost
-- Industry's highest level of functional integration reduces power by up
to 80 percent per 10GbE port
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first 100 Gbps full duplex network processor unit (NPU). Enabling the next wave of 100GbE optimized switches and routers for service provider networks, the fully programmable BCM88030 family features 64 custom processors running at 1GHz, delivering more than 2X the throughput of any NPU on the market. With the industry's highest level of integration, the BCM88030 solution eliminates costly external components, dramatically reducing system cost and power by up to 80 percent per 10GbE port. For more news from Broadcom visit our newsroom.
In 2012, the number of connected devices is set to exceed the world's population with an estimated 7 billion devices connected to the network(1). By 2015, 90 percent of content viewed on mobile devices will be streaming video and application downloads are expected to reach 47 billion per year(1). To satisfy this overwhelming appetite for bandwidth, service providers around the globe are racing to transform their networks by adopting higher bandwidth links. Analysts estimate a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 170 percent from 2011 to 2016 for 100G Ethernet ports as service providers rush to meet this demand(2).
Built on the proven XGS Core® packet processing architecture, the BCM88030 family delivers the industry's highest performance NPU in a single device. With a powerful array of high-speed processors, extensive multi-threading and hardware acceleration for functions such as packet parsing, classification and look-ups, the BCM88030 product family delivers a feature-rich application at 100GbE full duplex for complex service provider switching and routing requirements. With a robust software development environment, the BCM88030 family is completely user programmable, enabling a highly flexible forwarding solution that ensures support for the most demanding applications, both existing and future.
The BCM88030 NPU family includes a proprietary algorithmic look up engine using low cost DDR-3 DRAM that enables massive scale for Layer 2, IPv4 and IPv6 tables while significantly reducing system cost. Algorithmic on-chip access control list (ACL) capability is available along with seamless expansion using Broadcom's industry-leading NL566xx knowledge based processor (KBP).
The Network of the Future - Delivered Today
Broadcom's NPU solutions are enabling the service provider network of the future today, providing the enhanced high-bandwidth capacity and scale to meet the aggressive requirements of next generation networks driven by the insatiable demand for data. With a fully programmable forwarding architecture, the BCM88030 family allows network operators to reduce CAPEX by adapting to emerging protocols without the costly redeployment of network equipment.
Spanning the entire network - from the access point to the edge, to the aggregation and finally the core - Broadcom high bandwidth solutions deliver the mobile experience consumers demand - with high quality voice connections, faster application downloads, and uninterrupted video streaming.
-- Global IP traffic expected to grow 18-fold by 2016(1)( )
-- Carrier Ethernet equipment market to reach $40.2 billion by 2015(2)
-- Massive traffic growth challenges current network architecture(3)
-- Explosive bandwidth growth and the rapid adoption of 40GbE and 100GbE in
service provider networks(3)
-- Emerging and changing protocols driving the need for programmability in
the data path
-- 64 custom processors operating at 1GHz provide 100GbE carrier switching
and routing with full programmability
-- Advanced software development environment and feature-rich carrier
Ethernet switch/router application enables robust user programmability
and fast time-to-market
-- Proprietary look-up algorithm utilizes low-cost DDR3 DRAM for highly
scalable MAC & IP tables while dramatically lowering overall system cost
-- Integrated OA&M engine, 1588 timing and synchronous Ethernet, 10GbE
SerDes and 1/10/40/100GbE Ethernet MACs substantially reduces board
space, system cost and power
-- Seamless integration with XLP® multi-core processors for best-in-class
control plane processing
The BCM88030 family consists of three devices, including the 100 Gbps BCM88038 NPU, the 50 Gbps BCM88034 NPU and the BCM88032 24 Gbps NPU. All devices are now sampling with production volume slated for the second half of 2012.
For ongoing news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom's RSS Feed.
Michael Howard, Infonetics, Principal Analyst & Co-Founder, Infonetics Research
"As the need for higher bandwidth continues, carriers are transitioning to 100GbE. In fact, we expect the high speed 100G interface market to outpace the overall market revenue with a CAGR of 170 percent over the next five years. Emerging and changing protocols such as OA&M are further driving the need for programmability in the data path. Carriers will want to consider telecom equipment outfitted with Broadcom's programmable 100GbE network processor, due to the bandwidth capacities and service flexibility the programmability provides."
Bob Wheeler, Senior Analyst, Networking Silicon, The Linley Group
"Service providers are clamoring for high performance, flexible solutions, and Broadcom's new family of programmable 100 Gbps full duplex network processors will provide customers with the ability to tailor performance, throughput, cost, and power to meet their requirements across a range of solutions."
Toshio Suzuki, General Manager, IP Network Division, NEC Corporation
"Our service provider customers are demanding high density 100GbE platforms over the next year. Only Broadcom's BCM88030 100GbE NPU provides us with the performance and density to meet these stringent requirements in a fully-programmable solution. Broadcom's BCM88030 100GbE NPU is unmatched in its ability to provide us with the flexibility to meet the constantly changing demands of our customers as well as the performance to drive line rate 100GbE full-duplex performance in a single device."
Fan Chengfa, Chief Architect of Bearer Network Product Line, ZTE
"Many of our customers have urgent demands for high density 40GE/100GE ports and further capacity upgrades to the core and edge of their networks due to LTE, video and other applications driving the never ending demand for bandwidth. It is imperative that the industry - both equipment manufacturers and semiconductor suppliers - deliver the solutions to upgrade their routers and switches to support higher bandwidth and lower cost per port in order for consumers and businesses to use the applications they have come to expect."
Dan Harding, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Network Processors, Broadcom Corporation
"We have experienced very strong demand for our programmable XGS Core line of network processors the last several years as service providers transform their legacy networks to higher bandwidth Ethernet-based solutions. Today's introduction is the culmination of some very talented engineers, who have developed a line of products touting a number of industry first innovations and the industry's highest level of integration. Being first to market with the world's first full duplex 100 Gbps network processor, we hope to reshape the carrier Ethernet market and drive the next wave of 100GbE optimized switches and routers."
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, XGSCore and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
(1) Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2011-2016
(2) Infonetics Service Provider Router & Switch Forecast, 4Q11
(3) Linley Guide to Network Processors, April 2011
Innovative New FIT System From Maytag Brand Allows Users To Choose Oven That Fits Their Life, Not Their Cabinet
Industry-first system ensures wall oven fits any kitchen cabinet cutout regardless of original oven make, model or size
CHICAGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, costly wall oven cabinet modification remodels can be a thing of the past thanks to Maytag brand's newest wall oven line with an industry first FIT system. The FIT system's adjustable inserts provide consumers the flexibility to customize installation to their existing cabinet cutout, allowing them to install a new wall oven into their current kitchen space without costly modifications.
The new Maytag® wall oven also offers industry-leading capacity and a 40 percent faster preheat than a standard preheat* thanks to the combined power of the bake and broil burners and convection element and fan. The new streamlined unit delivers the space and power to get it all done dependably and fast. This, combined with the new FIT system allows families to spend less time cooking food or waiting for a remodel to finish, and more time enjoying the meal itself.
"Consumers are limited with a lack of options when it comes to replacing their wall oven due to their custom-designed cabinet cut outs," said Kate Davidson, senior brand manager, Maytag. "Maytag brand has provided an easy solution for the consumer with the FIT system to streamline the process of choosing the right Maytag® wall oven for their home and their life."
The new line also boasts Even Air(TM) true convection, allowing consumers to roast foods up to 30 percent faster than a standard oven, while getting uniform browning and outstanding baking performance. When using this feature, consumers can rest assured that their legendary family recipes will be perfect, as the Auto Conversion feature will convert standard time and temperatures to their convection equivalents. Heavy-duty roll-out racks feature full extension glides on ball bearings that slide out smoothly for easy access to large meals.
Maytag® FIT system wall ovens are available at retailers nationwide and are designed, engineered and assembled in Tennessee. Additionally, the wall ovens have a 10-year limited warranty on the oven elements. Models from the FIT system line start at an MSRP of $1,099 each. For more information on Maytag® wall ovens, visit http://www.maytag.com.
About Maytag Brand
For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand's enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances - including Maytag® Maxima® front-load and Maytag® Bravos® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit http://www.maytag.com.
*Versus standard preheat on single rack convection baking.
PPC Associates Kicks Off Fitbit® ROI (Return On Intensity) Challenge
PPC Associates Believes All-Day Tracking Devices Bring Fun and Community to Office Health
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PPC Associates, a San Francisco Bay Area-based digital marketing company with over 60 clients and $85 million in annual spend, kicked off a company-wide Fitbit ROI (Return On Intensity) Challenge Thursday on April 16th to celebrate tomorrow's National Walking Day.
The eight-week corporate wellness challenge, which pits the company's Bay Area office against its Chicago office, measures each group's collective miles traveled, steps taken, and "active score" and compares totals on a weekly basis. The data is collected through each PPC Associates employee's individual Fitbit Ultra, the market-leading wireless activity tracker. The Fitbit Tracker monitors steps, distance traveled, and calories burned; information is automatically uploaded to individual online accounts. Because Fitbit.com offers the ability to connect with friends and family, PPC Associates team members will be able to track each other's progress. The company will announce weekly winners, and the office that wins the overall competition will receive a prize to be announced at the close of the challenge.
PPC Associates has nearly doubled its revenue and number of employees over the past year. The Fitbit ROI Challenge has two important purposes: to improve employee health awareness and build community.
"Outfitting our team with Fitbit Ultras is a pure stroke of genius, for which I deserve absolutely no credit," PPC Associates CEO David Rodnitzky said, deferring to Chicago office manager Brittni Hamman. "This has been a great way to build team unity, make us healthier, and have a little fun in the process. And with Fitbit Trackers and their online and mobile solution, creating such a program was very easy."
"It's great to see PPC Associates create such a fun, community-building wellness program with our product They really embraced the key elements of a great program -- providing a device to employees that accurately tracks all-day activity, requires no effort to upload your information, and has the ability to share online to build a little competition," said Woody Scal, Fitbit's Chief Revenue Officer.
About PPC Associates
PPC Associates' roster of clients includes e-commerce, lead gen, private-sale sites, and B2B. The agency recently scored 91% on a Net Promoter System® study measuring client satisfaction and is accepting inquiries from savvy and growing prospective clients. Information can be found at http://www.ppcassociates.com or by emailing email@example.com.
Founded in 2007 in San Francisco, CA, Fitbit is dedicated to delivering simple, innovative health and fitness products and services that help people lead healthier, more active lives by giving them the tools to become more aware, more motivated and more fit every day. Fitbit's Ultra Wireless Activity + Sleep Tracker is the leading wireless fitness tracker on the market, with distribution at leading national retailers such as Amazon.com, Best Buy, Brookstone, Radio Shack, REI and Target. Fitbit is funded by the Foundry Group, True Ventures and SoftTech VC. For more information, please visit http://www.fitbit.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
GeoEye and Rolta Form Strategic Partnership to Develop Advanced Geospatial Solutions for Global Markets
Innovative Solutions Will Target Defense and Commercial Users
AMSTERDAM, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to partner with Rolta, a global, leading provider of innovative IT solutions. With this new partnership, Rolta gains access to GeoEye's high-resolution satellite imagery, services and expertise to develop innovative geospatial products and services. Rolta plans to offer these GeoEye-enabled solutions to its customers across high-growth global markets, beginning with India.
Today's military commanders working in digital battlefield environments need intelligent maps derived from geospatial data and map-accurate imagery to make effective command and control decisions in the field. Rolta is exploring opportunities to leverage GeoEye's imagery service and predictive analytics' expertise to develop defense and homeland security solutions served from its Geospatial Fusion Platform to help users see, understand and anticipate change when lives are at risk.
Preetha Pulusani, Rolta's chief strategy officer, said, "Rolta has been engaged in providing geospatial solutions for over two decades. Imagery plays a critical role - especially for defense and homeland security - to enable users to rapidly analyze change, visualize impacts and make informed decisions in the field in a timely manner. We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with GeoEye to provide our customers with tools and content to meet their most challenging needs."
Rolta also plans to develop intelligent 3-D city solutions for commercial users in urban planning, construction and infrastructure development. Ninety percent of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies are located outside North America and Western Europe and in regions such as Southern Asia. Rolta intends to offer these high-growth global markets financially accessible 3-D model solutions developed from GeoEye satellite imagery.
Tony Frazier, GeoEye's senior vice president of Marketing, said, "Geospatial intelligence has become crucial to decision making. We are excited about this partnership and believe that our world-class imagery, information service capabilities and expertise, coupled with Rolta's product development and IT services track record, will produce innovative geospatial solutions that deliver clear, deep and timely insights to global government and commercial users."
Rolta is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for many vertical segments, including Utilities, Governments, Transportation, Process, Power, Banking and Insurance. These enterprise level solutions are built around Rolta's intellectual property and domain expertise to offer unique business intelligence for impactful insights for effective decision making. Rolta's solutions framework includes Geospatial FusionTM, a suite to integrate disparate spatial and business data; Rolta OneViewTM, a BI solution for operational excellence; and Rolta iPerspectiveTM, a unique platform for SOA and "Cloud" enablement. Rolta's intellectual property repository contains cutting-edge software for mapping and earth sciences, providing the foundation for Defense and Homeland Security solutions including C4ISTAR information systems, Military Communications, Digital Soldier, and Vehicle Systems. Rolta is a multinational organization headquartered in India, which has executed projects in over 40 countries. Rolta has a countrywide infrastructure and international subsidiaries across the globe. Forbes Global ranked Rolta amongst the "Best 200 under a Billion" four times in six years. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in cash and F&O segment, and forms part of various indices on BSE/NSE. The Company's GDRs are listed on the Main Board of London Stock Exchange and its FCCBs are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 750 employees worldwide. Learn more at http://www.geoeye.com.
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