New Series 9 serves passion for design and function with industry firsts
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada today
announced its new second-generation Series 9, the world's thinnest and
most compact laptop. With 13.3-inch and 15-inch models and
third-generation Intel® Core(TM) processor, the new Series 9 Ultrabook
combines unique design and stellar performance to create a premium user
"The Series 9 offers the wonderful combination of tons of features in a
featherweight design," said Craig McLennan, Vice President of Consumer
Electronics, Samsung Canada. "We know that a category of Canadians have
a passion for premium design and function. Series 9 Ultrabook answers
the call for a laptop with guts and beauty, which tucks under your arm
The Series 9 is Samsung's premium line up, including its thinnest and
lightest laptops. The new Ultrabook sets the new industry standard for
portability and performance. Weighing less than three pounds and only
0.6 inches deep, it does not require a compromise on features, boasting
the world's fastest boot-up time of just 9.8 seconds and Batterylife
Plus Technology offering up to 10 hours of operation.
As the world's thinnest and most compact laptop, the new Series 9
features tailor-made engineering on super-slim components such as LCD
panel, memory and fan. The new Series 9's refined aerodynamic shape and
mineral matte-finished 100 per cent aluminum body all come together to
form a sleek, stylish Ultrabook. Impossibly thin and equally light, the
new Series 9 redefines luxury.
At the heart of the new Samsung Series 9 is a third-generation Intel®
Core(TM) processor, which delivers unprecedented speed and performance.
The new Core i7_3517UM and Core i5_3317UM chips create the most
complete, no-compromise and more secure computing experience in one,
sleek and portable device.
Built with a compact chassis, Maxscreen gives users an extra inch of
screen on a relatively small notebook, and the Super Bright display
features HD+, 400nit and is anti-reflective.
The new Series 9 not only features stylish design and ground-breaking
technology, but it also delivers smart usability, enhancing the user
experience for consumers. Its auto-sensing screen and keyboard
automatically adjust to provide optimum brightness and the multi-touch
clickpad allows for better control. In addition, easy settings allow
users to simply take control of their notebook and optimize
Series 5 Ultra 13" and 14"
Available in 13" and 14", the Series 5 ULTRA reveals its performance
through an Intel® Core(TM) i5-3317UM processor, up to 8GB memory,
ExpressCache(TM) system. As a result, the Series 5 ULTRA is able to fast
boot in just 20 seconds, wake up in two seconds, and allows web
browsing that is twice as fast as the previous generation notebook PCs.
Performance would be nothing without enough space to store data. Due to
the development of digital image devices and various media platforms,
files are getting larger every day, increasing the need for bigger user
storage. Despite the recent trend of cloud storage, local storage is
still preferred among users on a daily basis. Not to compromise these
needs the Series 5 ULTRA 14" offers up to 1TB ultra storage capacity
ensuring that users never need to carry a peripheral storage device
The performance has been further enhanced by the extended battery life.
The Samsung Series 5 ULTRA delivers up to 6.4 hours of battery life on
a single charge, to make sure users enjoy the ULTRA features throughout
the day. The Samsung Battery Life Plus is a true anti-aging battery
technology which keeps 80 per cent of the cell's original capacity in a
life cycle lasting up to 1,500 charging cycles over three years. This
ensures that the battery can last up to five times longer than other
Series 5 17.3"
The Series 5 notebook features an Intel® Core(TM) i7-3610QM processor,
which delivers unprecedented speed and performance. Thanks to Intel®
Hyper-Threading Technology, users can effortlessly multitask between
applications, and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0.1 gives you an
automatic burst of speed whenever you need it - making this a perfect
laptop for users looking for a powerful, easily portable solution with
a large screen. The new processor, combined with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB
HDD, provides the power users need to stay productive everywhere.
Series 7 CHRONOS 15.6"
Encased in a premium compact and light aluminum chassis, the
high-performance multimedia-ready Series 7 CHRONOS 17 with Intel's 3rd
generation Core i7 and ExpressCache(TM)* represents the perfect desktop
replacement. The innovative ExpressCache(TM) technology provides 8GB of
flash memory on the motherboard, enabling a faster start-up as well as
increasing the PC's overall performance; web browsing is two times
faster (based on Microsoft Internet Explorer) while the device takes
just two seconds to wake up.
About Samsung Electronics Canada
Samsung Electronics Canada delivers unrivalled consumer experiences.
Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering a broad
range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT,
telecommunications and home appliance products. The Canadian arm
upholds Samsung's global mission to provide consumers with innovative
digital convergence products that possess exceptional technology,
quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment
to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most
decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked
#17 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand "100 Best Global Brands" and was named
as one of Fast Company's "50 Most Innovative Companies of 2011."
For more information, please visit www.samsung.ca.
You can also Like Samsung on facebook.com/SamsungCanada or follow Samsung on twitter @SamsungCanada. For customer service inquiries, please call 1-800-SAMSUNG
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Projecis Includes Video Transcoding, News Slideshow, "Email-In" Capability and File Archiving in Latest Version of its Cloud-Based Project Management Platform
Projecis 2.2 enables more mobile features with user-submitted video files shared via iPhone® and Android(TM) devices, and "email-in" capability where project content can be sent and filed using prefaced email subject lines
SAN DIEGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Projecis, Inc., a content and collaboration software company, has upgraded its flagship cloud-based project management platform with important key features, including many mobile capabilities.
Projecis 2.2 includes "transcoding", a process of converting user-submitted video and audio files into standardized formats that have a wide-range of browser and device compatibility, including iPhone® and Android(TM) devices. Users can now view their video and audio content directly from Projecis with the widest possible range of browsers and devices.
"People increasingly integrate mobile behaviors into their work, using multiple devices and platforms throughout the day to manage content. With our video transcoding feature, users can load their videos on Projecis for play on most mobile devices - similar to watching a YouTube(TM) video on a handheld," says Russ Holmes, CEO of Projecis. "The email-in capability allows for simple loading of content from your email. Imagine taking a photo of a business card with your mobile device and emailing that photo to your sales project as a lead to follow-up on. These are features project managers need in a mobile environment."
[Click here for video]
The Projecis "email-in" capability allows project content to be sent via email using a preface in the Subject line to identify the content. Valid preface types include "File:", "Discussion:", "News:", "Milestone:", "Task:", "Issue:", "ToDo:", and "Feedback:". The text after the preface loads as the title of the content, while the email context loads as the description. Receipts are sent to verify content has been received.
News entries in Projecis can now have slide shows, with auto-transitioning, when supporting images and videos are included with the written story. Users can display visual information with any news about their project, similar to stories posted on news sites.
[Click here for news slideshow]
Project leaders can now archive files to a separate area that is only accessible to members with the proper privileges. This allows files to be placed aside and removed from general team consumption while the project remains active.
Projecis is running a free 10-day trial offer. At less than 50 cents per day/per seat, Projecis is one of the most cost-effective management solutions on the market. For more information: http://www.projecis.com/Home/Pricing.
VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 Training Released by TrainSignal
VMware VCP Sean Clark shows how to use vSphere Replication for disaster recovery in the latest version of VMware's Site Recovery Manager.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their VMware SRM 5 training course.
This VMware virtualization course covers the latest version of Site Recovery Manager, and its use as a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. Sysadmins currently working with vSphere will learn all the new features in SRM 5.0 compared to version 4.1, and admins new to it will learn SRM from the basic level to through full configuration.
VMware SRM Training videos delve into topics for implementing more automation for failback and failover, host-based replication, and overall streamlined management. After viewing the course, students will know how to install and configure storage array based replication via vSphere Replication in a new SRM 5 solution. The key lessons and features of the course are:
-- Installing SRM for vSphere Replication
-- Protecting and Recovering Virtual Machines (VM)
-- Storage Array Replication
-- Custom Disaster Recovery Plans
The lab environment used in the course contains 2 HP Pavilion PCs with 26 GB RAM, and 10 CPU cores running ESXi 5 via USB. Disk space is provided by a few local SATA drives and a low cost self-built storage server running NexentaStor Community Edition serving up NFS to the PC servers. An inexpensive gig switch is providing the gigabit connectivity between ESXi servers and the storage server.
Implementation of these VMware SRM 5 features can open significant opportunities for improvement in the area of Disaster Recovery in many virtualized environments. The instructor, Sean Clark (VCP & vExpert 2009), on the value of experience with SRM for vSphere admins commented:
"This class will help you prepare to engineer a leading edge disaster recovery plan for your virtualized environments. Couple this new skill with a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certificate or equivalent vSphere administration experience, and the demand for your unique skill set will be assured. VCPs are still in high demand in today's marketplace, but engineers that can go beyond standard VCP training to do disaster recovery are huge assets to their companies."
Sean Clark has been designing and evangelizing virtualization solutions for the past six years, and currently works as a Principle Consultant with TEKsystems. Sean is a sought-after resource and advisor for information and leadership throughout the virtualization community.
This Site Recovery Manager training course contains 14 lessons in over 7 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 2 DVDs of video lessons and 1 DVD of additional content. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after purchasing the course, ensuring instant access.
VMware SRM 5 Training is available for just $397. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.
About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today's competitive global IT market.
TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenApp training and more.
A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit http://www.trainsignal.com.
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LG Electronics 'Transparent Display' Embodies Ultra-Modern Approach To Digital Signage
Futuristic open-frame signage creates new applications
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Designed to attract attention in a way previously not possible, LG Electronics' new "transparent display" creates a unique see-through display for attractive and interactive digital signage options.
Perfect for those looking to include dynamic visuals alongside products, LG's transparent display affords options like a signage-enabled showcase, table-top or kiosk with both the product and signage visible simultaneously. LG's new model TS30MF is on display this week at InfoComm 2012 in booth C7926.
"The effect is stunning, visually," said Y.K. Cho, HE B2B senior vice president, LG Electronics USA. "Turning a 'window' to a piece of signage then back again--it gives users options they didn't have before. Transparent technology has the sort of dynamic, attention-grabbing effect that halts consumers, engaging as it delivers messaging."
Available in both 26- and 47-inch class sizes (26.0 and 47.0 inches measured diagonally, respectively) both displays offer HD-quality video, with Full HD 1080p resolution in the 47-inch class model. Perfect for retail applications or even museum exhibitions, the capability to combine digital signage with a glass wall expands options for end-users and architects. Both the content and the product behind the window are visible allowing the digital display to augment the physical display and add messaging or information simultaneously.
The clear panels are embedded with LG's In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, which provides great picture quality at virtually any angle and include a brightness control function to produce accurate, bright images. The display's open frame also allows for customization and easy installation.
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
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LG Electronics Showcases Broad New Commercial LED Display Line At InfoComm 2012
LG Expands Popular Digital Signage Lineup with New "Transparent," Outdoor Displays
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Addressing the varied needs of the evolving U.S. digital signage market, LG Electronics has expanded its line of commercial LED display solutions with its innovative Transparent Display, the stunning new 72-inch class (72.0 inches measured diagonally) monitor, its high-brightness Outdoor Display, new iterations of its video wall systems, updates to its popular EzSign TV, and more - all on display at InfoComm 2012 (Booth C7926).
"From hotels and restaurants to museums, stadiums and Main Street storefronts, we understand that business owners and venue operators need to engage consumers quickly and effectively to stand out in the marketplace more than ever," said Y.K. Cho, B2B senior vice president, LG Electronics USA. "LG is constantly seeking ways to expand upon its versatile technology portfolio to create more interactive and engaging experiences for consumers. Our LED-backlit displays offer truly cutting-edge and compelling digital display solutions for a wide variety of vertical markets and venues."
Technology Behind Eye-Catching Signage
The majority of LG's new digital signage models are Full HD 1080p displays with either edge-lit or full back-lit LED configurations, helping them produce exceptional picture quality and providing a more impactful information relay. Many models with full LED backlighting incorporate Local Dimming for superior lighting control by allowing sections of the LED array located behind the screen to dim or turn off entirely. The result is amazing clarity, deeper blacks and richer colors for better contrast and color accuracy. To help ensure the content's picture quality integrity is maintained, even in harsh lighting conditions, select models include LG's Shine Out technology, a film designed to deflect ambient light. This helps to avoid color wash out or lackluster images by increasing perceived brightness.
Also included on all LED models is LG's In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel technology to help ensure accurate color saturation and contrast at off-angle viewing (both horizontal and vertical), resulting in a display with great picture quality that can be installed at virtually any angle or height. IPS technology also provides a temperature tolerance of up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit (110 degrees Celsius), which helps alleviate a common problem of screens overheating and suffering from permanent picture quality damage.
Select displays include a built-in media player for content distribution. An integrated media player eliminates the need for additional media player peripherals, saving time and expense. In addition, they offer a user-friendly interface through its use of LG's proprietary web-based management platform, SuperSign Elite-w Lite. This platform allows users to create and run dynamic content using pre-loaded templates and offers quick navigation through menus to control networked displays and simultaneously run media files, such as video, images, audio and flash.
Signage For All Environments
Dan Smith, Digital Signage Director for LG Electronics USA, highlighted the breadth of LG's 2012 LED digital signage offerings:
"Transparent" Display - Perfect for retail applications or even museum exhibitions, the TS30MF offers the ability to combine digital signage with a glass wall. Both the content and the product behind the "window" are visible, allowing the digital display to augment the physical display and add messaging or information simultaneously.
Large Screen - Particularly useful for open environments such as shopping malls and stadiums, the 72-inch class WS70 features Full HD 1080p picture, Direct-lit LED backlight, an IPS panel, 700nit brightness, Shine Out and an integrated media player.
High-End Pro-Grade - TheWS10 and WS50 series are Full HD 1080p edge-lit LEDs with IPS panels and respective brightness of 450nit and 700nit. The WS10 also includes a built-in media player, while the WS50 features a sleek look with a super narrow bezel of 11.5mm. The WS10 is available in 42-, 47- and 55-inch class (42.0-, 47.0- and 54.6-inch diagonal) sizes and the WS50 in 42- and 47-inch class sizes.
EzSign TV - A turnkey signage solution for SMBs, the edge-lit LT560E offers customizable content running simultaneously with live TV or another external media source, attracting attention while delivering messaging to consumers. Users can create content using the easy-to-use, free software provided by LG along with 50 premade templates, then transferred to an EzSign TV wirelessly with optional dongle or via USB thumb drive. It's available in 32-, 37- 42-, 47- and 55-inch class sizes (31.5-, 37.0, 42.0-, 47.0- and 54.6-inch diagonal, respectively).
Outdoor - Designed for window displays, quick service restaurants and other environments, the Full HD 1080p, 47-inch class WX50MF features Direct-lit LED backlighting, an extreme 2000nit brightness, Shine Out, an IPS panel and built-in media player.
Video Wall - Perfect for hotel lobbies, retail environments and more, the full backlit WV30 offer Full HD 1080p picture and is expandable up to 15 x 15 tiles. This 47-inch class monitor has an ultra narrow bezel of only 3.9mm (left/top) and 2.4mm (right/bottom), and function in both portrait and landscape mode. It also incorporates an IPS panel, 800nit brightness and Shine Out (WV30BS features 500nit brightness, doesn't have Shine Out). LG also offers 55-inch class WV70, which has an even smaller bezel at 3.4mm (left/top) and 1.9mm (right/bottom).
Designed with Green in Mind
All LG's LED displays meet ENERGY STAR(®) requirements and are designed with green in mind. For more information on these LED display monitors, as well as other commercial display solutions from LG, please visit: http://www.lgsolutions.com
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics is a 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
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StarLeaf Transforms Collaboration for Mobile, Remote and Office Workers with A Breakthrough in Personal Video
StarLeaf announces StarLeaf Breeze, a new software client for mobile workers, and the first ever palm sized personal telepresence device that turns any desktop into a powerful collaboration solution.
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoComm -- StarLeaf announced a revolution in personal collaboration with the launch of StarLeaf Breeze, a software client for iPads and laptops. StarLeaf Breeze offers the unique ability to connect an iPad to the StarLeaf phone, transforming the pair into a full collaboration environment with video. StarLeaf also announced StarLeaf PT Mini-the industry's first palm sized desktop telepresence device. StarLeaf PT Mini transforms any desktop into a high-definition video meeting environment. This new line-up completes a portfolio of telepresence solutions for PCs, tablets, desktops and rooms, all designed to address the personal communication needs of remote, mobile, and office workers. All StarLeaf solutions share a common easy-to-use interface, are installed in minutes and can be supported from the StarLeaf Cloud or with on-premise infrastructure.
StarLeaf Breeze delivers all the power of high-definition video, multiparty conferencing, and screen sharing on PCs and tablets. It is a complete business-class video collaboration environment and ideal for today's mobile workforce. StarLeaf Breeze enables individuals to meet anyone face-to-face on any other StarLeaf telepresence or standards-based video equipment. As with all StarLeaf solutions, StarLeaf Breeze delivers the unparalleled ease-of-use of the StarLeaf intuitive user interface along with the ability to make both video and voice calls. It is available as a StarLeaf Cloud-supported service or as part of an on-premise deployment.
StarLeaf Breeze also delivers a new way for iPad users to enjoy video and voice collaboration when on the move and at their desktop. All it takes is one USB connection and StarLeaf Breeze software for the iPad, to transform the StarLeaf Phone into a versatile collaboration experience on the desktop. The iPad becomes the screen; users gain a hard phone and quality wide band audio for video and voice. The StarLeaf technology behind the scenes ensures the integration of the two devices is seamless.
"After years of industry chest pounding that 'this is the year of video', we've suddenly reached the tipping point. And without notice the need has changed, now it's all about video collaboration on demand and on the go, its no longer about rooms and devices-now it's all about people and their need to stay connected to anyone, anywhere," said Mark Loney, StarLeaf CEO. "But today's traditional video comes at a high price, resulting in a reluctance for businesses to deliver video into the hands of the workforce-where it is needed most. At StarLeaf we're changing all of this by bringing products to market that are affordable, powerful and appropriate for any sized business and more specifically, individual employees."
The StarLeaf PT Mini-is a unique palm sized desktop telepresence device that connects directly to a PC, monitor and webcam, and StarLeaf phone to transform any desktop into a complete high-definition meeting environment. It offers plug and play simplicity and can be installed by anyone in minutes. With its small form factor, and equally attractive price point of $995, the StarLeaf PT Mini is ideal for organizations that want to deliver one-to-one and multiparty video collaboration to individuals, teams, and remote/home workers. Combining the unparalleled ease-of-use of the StarLeaf Phone with the versatility to deliver video collaboration to any desktop, the StarLeaf PT Mini is a true innovation and the first of its kind. The StarLeaf PT Mini is available as a StarLeaf Cloud solution or with on-premise infrastructure. StarLeaf PT Mini will be available in Q4 of 2012.
"Once again StarLeaf has read precisely the market need and delivered on the money. The innovative pairing of the iPad with the StarLeaf phone is a stroke of genius while the PT Mini could change the face of video on the desktop," said Andrew W. Davis, Co-founder and Senior Partner, Wainhouse Research." This new line up gives the end user community a significant and comprehensive product line up from a new and inventive supplier."
StarLeaf designs and delivers a single interoperable solution for small to enterprise-wide video and voice communications. StarLeaf combines personal and room-based telepresence, a purpose built advanced management platform and a consistent user interface, making all video communication as easy as picking up the phone. StarLeaf has offices in California and the UK. For a demonstration and to learn more, visit http://www.starleaf.com.
Rutter's Farm Stores Integrate Gas Pricing from the Web to the Pump with PriceAdvantage and OpenStore
Integrated Products Provide Greater Pricing Control and Customer Visibility
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, and OpenStore, announced today that they have successfully integrated PriceAdvantage fuel price management solution and OpenStore media marketing solution. In use today by Rutter's Farm Stores, the integrated products facilitate synchronized gas pricing across Rutter's store POS, fuel pumps, electronic price signs, mobile apps and GasBuddy.com.
"PriceAdvantage and OpenStore have proven invaluable in providing fuel price management and consumer marketing, allowing us to make critical retail fuel pricing decisions while greatly enhancing customers' access to our fuel prices," says Scott Hartman, CEO, Rutter's Farm Stores. "Rutter's can now initiate real-time price synchronization from headquarters to the street and the web in a matter of minutes."
"Volatility is posing a challenge to fuel marketers to stay ahead of their competition, in both pricing and marketing," said Dustin Coupal, co-founder of OpenStore. "We're thrilled that Rutter's has chosen to stay ahead of the game by publishing their prices to GasBuddy and OpenStore through the integration with PriceAdvantage."
PriceAdvantage is a highly specialized retail fuel pricing solution for the Convenience Store industry, designed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of a retailer's pricing process. PriceAdvantage provides automation for the entire fuel pricing process, from collection of competitive surveys, to efficient and detailed analysis for best price determination, to rapid speed-to-the-street price change execution. The ability to change prices immediately at the POS, fuel pumps and electronic price signs from headquarters with one click makes the solution unique in the industry.
About Rutter's Farm Stores
Rutter's Farm Stores is headquartered in York, Pennsylvania. Store operations span across 6 Pennsylvania counties with 57 locations. For more information about Rutter's please visit http://www.rutters.com.
About OpenStore (TM)
OpenStore is a comprehensive digital media marketing solution that increases customer loyalty by providing two-way communication between c-store owners and customers using web technologies and custom branded mobile applications. The OpenStore dashboard makes it easy to collect customer feedback, manage social media, and deliver mobile coupons and text message campaigns, all from one single location. OpenStore makes a c-store brand stronger and more aligned with social media by gaining loyalty from customers. For more information visit http://www.OpenStoreLoyalty.com.
PriceAdvantage, a division of Skyline Products, is the leading provider of fuel price management solutions to the convenience store industry. PriceAdvantage solutions allow fuel retailers to collect competitive data, determine optimized fuel pricing and automate price changes at the POS, fuel pump and electronic price signs, creating a streamlined closed loop fuel pricing process. Skyline Products is the leading developer, manufacturer and provider of fuel pricing and central control software, electronic price displays and dynamic message signs to the fuels, transportation and government vertical segments in North America. Company headquarters are located in Colorado Springs, CO. For more information about PriceAdvantage or Skyline Products please visit http://www.sellmoregas.com or http://www.skylineproducts.com.
Skyline Products and PriceAdvantage are trademarks of Skyline Products, Inc. Other company and/or product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Peoples VC offers 1st Investor Ed class for Crowdfunding Investors
#1 Crowd-Powered Venture Capital portal offers Public Investors Online Class
PETERBOROUGH, N.H., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Peoples VC announced today that it has become the first Crowdfunding site to offer an online Education and Certification class for investors considering crowdfunding investments. The class is now open to the general public at no cost.
The recently passed "Crowdfunding Act" has created a new fundraising option which allows small businesses to sell up to $1 Million of stock or securities to the general public through a process known as Crowd Funding. The new law allows entrepreneurs to utilize the power of social media such as LinkedIn(TM), Facebook(TM), and Twitter(TM) to raise up to $1 Million of capital by selling company stock directly to friends, friends of friends, and the general public.
"Crowdfunding investments are actually Venture Capital investments - early stage deals that generally include a high degree of risk," said Mr. Noah Tier, Peoples VC's company spokesman. "The general public needs to be educated and prepared for these types of investments, and we are pleased to be the first to offer online Education and Certification," Mr. Tier added.
The systems at PeoplesVC.com have been designed so Public Investors cannot commit funds to crowdfunded ventures without prior Education and Certification. The goal is to be sure all investors understand the stock restrictions and associated risks before proceeding with a private equity Venture Capital investment.
The Company recently announced it had created the first on-line calculator tool that calculates how much the government will allow investors to invest in Crowdfunded businesses, as this number can be different for each investor because it depends upon personal financial information such as income and net worth.
While crowdfunding portals may not open their crowd funding marketplaces until the SEC finalizes its rules and guidelines, PeoplesVC has emphasized the need for investors to prepare properly for the moment Crowdfunding markets can open.
About "Peoples vc"
PeoplesVC.com was founded to enable individual investors to participate in Venture Capital investments and the growth and success of small companies, while helping entrepreneurs succeed through grassroots funding. Harnessing the power of the Internet, Social Networking, and recently passed U.S. laws, PeoplesVC.com is a catalyst for rapid change, jobs growth, and innovation. The company can be found online at http://www.PeoplesVC.com/
Peerless-AV(TM) Releases Projector Mounts at InfoComm 2012 Show
PRSS and PRGS Series Projector Mounts Offer Exact Projector Alignment - Simplified Maintenance Enabled by Quick-Release Thumbscrew Requiring No Tools
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Peerless-AV, the leader in innovative audio and video solutions, announced today the availability of its new PRSS-UNV and PRGS-UNV Series of Projector Mounts at the InfoComm 2012 Show held June 9th through the 15th in Las Vegas. Peerless-AV will showcase the mounts and other products at Booth #C8719 during the show.
The PRSS-UNV Series Projector Mount is designed to hold projectors up to 25 pounds in weight, and features fast and simple installation, enabling a custom fit in a variety of settings. The security of the projector is covered by an optional tilt and roll lock that effectively deters tampering or theft.
A precision gear feature allows users of the PRGS-UNV Series Projector Mount to position the exact desired tilt and roll using two adjustment knobs that can be turned with a screwdriver or even by hand. The mount holds projectors up to 50 pounds in weight without sag or drift, so installers can be certain of a perfectly positioned projected image.
Both series offer a custom fit with plus 15 to minus 20 degrees of tilt, five degrees of plus or minus roll, and 360-degree swivel alignments. They also offer an integrated cable management feature and a low-profile design that allows them to blend into any installation environment and contributes to the products' clean appearance. A Spider(TM) Universal Adapter plate that extends up to 17.63" (448mm) ensures the projector mounts fit most projector models for near-universal compatibility.
"Our new projector series offer installers the peace of mind of pinpoint alignment that can be set once and left alone," said Peerless-AV Product Manager, Robert Meiner. "We are very pleased to present these products at InfoComm, one of the premier AV industry events that bring out the very best in innovation. Our projector mounts fit the majority of projector models and can accommodate larger projectors up to 50 pounds, providing a stable and secure platform for increasingly diverse equipment."
Both versions of the projector mounts are now available via http://www.peerless-av.com or through select retailers. Pricing for the PRSS-UNV Series Projector Mount is set at $189.00, and the PRGS-UNV is set at $209.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual solutions. Our innovative product line includes flat panel mounts, projector mounts, tablet mounts, wireless technology, motorized mount solutions, audio cables, video cables, kiosks, interactive kiosks, AV furniture, AV racks, AV shelves, precision gear products, surge protection, screen cleaning products and a full assortment of accessories. A 70-year-old global company, Peerless-AV has remained at the forefront of the industry, creating new AV technologies that push the envelope and provide ideal solutions to meet the needs of the consumer and pro markets, alike. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets worldwide through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit http://www.peerless-av.com.
From 32-inch class to 90-inch class displays, interactive or entry level, projector or monitor, Sharp has displays that enhance your business
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp is bringing a full range of display sizes and innovative interaction capabilities to InfoComm this year. The company will be exhibiting and demonstrating its lineup of professional-grade, multifunctional and multi-environment display products. In screen size classes from 32-inch class (31-1/2" diagonal) to 90-inch class (90" diagonal), interactive display systems and video walls Sharp's products help businesses effectively and efficiently communicate in an integrated way.
Each product in the expansive Sharp portfolio demonstrates industry leading capability and innovative technology solutions. Whether it's the collaborative meeting room features of the AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, the high brightness of the professional LED monitor series or the pristine picture quality of a versatile video wall, now more than ever, Sharp offers a full range of products for a variety of industries, professions and settings.
For 100 years, Sharp has developed innovative products and is a world leader in LCD displays, shattering expectations around functional and intuitive capabilities of its professional signage and display products. As evidence to this industry leadership, nearly 20 companies will be using Sharp display technology in their InfoComm booths this year.
"This year we are eager to demonstrate Sharp's passion for creating products that exceed expectations, and offer customers and resellers the ability to customize and leverage our technologies to best fit their business goals more effectively," said Doug Albregts, president, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "From our video wall monitors, that can be customized to fit virtually any and every display need to our interactive AQUOS BOARD(TM), we are setting the standard for the meeting room of the future. These products we've come ready to share at InfoComm are designed to enhance the way our customers do business."
A highlight of Sharp's InfoComm product line up, is the preview of its upcoming 90-inch diagonal professional LED monitor, on display at Sharp's booth C5515. Expanding the boundaries of large screen displays, the sleek, new 90-inch diagonal LED display offers customers unbeatable image quality, high-brightness, contrast and energy savings. As the largest addition to Sharp's continually growing large-screen professional portfolio, and offering size and scale unlike any other LED display to date, this 90-inch (diagonal) LED monitor is a pioneer in the industry of commercial displays.
Also being previewed and demonstrated at Sharp's InfoComm booth are prototypes of Sharp's future line of professional 4K2K products, delivering Quad HD resolution of up to 3,840 x 2,160 pixels. The 4K2K series will kick off with interactive screen size classes ranging from 32-, 60-, 70-inches, including a 60-inch (diagonal) prototype displayed as a table-top touchscreen display, enabling visitors to interact with the display as they would in a professional setting. Ideal for the healthcare industry, the screen features an overlay that allows users to interact and share information as a doctor might do with a patient's high resolution scan.
Details of the products and technologies showcased at InfoComm:
Professional 4K2K interactive displays
Available starting in 2013 and being previewed publically for the first time, Sharp's full line of commercial 4K2K LED displays provide four times 1080p resolution, resulting in a much higher picture quality. Ideal for hospital and healthcare settings; as well as, for surveillance, control room, design and other demanding applications, the large format displays will be available in 32-, 60-, and 70-inch screen size classes to meet a variety of professional display needs.
90-inch LED Monitor
Expanding the boundaries of large-screen LED display sizes, Sharp is unveiling the leading edge 90-inch (diagonal) LED digital display - the world's largest single panel LED display. Targeted for first quarter of 2013 availability, the new 90-inch (diagonal) LED display represents the next generation in large-screen displays and features a full array LED backlight, and HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.
Sharp's PN-E line of large-format professional 60-, 70- and 80-inch screen size classes (models PN-E602, PN-E702 & PN-E802) LED monitors are designed to work virtually wherever, whenever and for whatever the need is. These durable LED monitors are ideal for use in most any demanding environment that requires around-the-clock operation seven days a week. Versions of all screen sizes are also available with integrated protective overlays offering enhanced durability in high-traffic applications. These commercial displays are 24/7 certified and backed by a 3-year on-site limited warranty covering parts, labor and backlight.
AQUOS BOARD(TM) Series
Sharp's state of the art interactive displays bring big screen collaborative technology to the workplace, with the AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems in 60- (60 1/16" diagonal), 70- (69.5" diagonal) and 80-inch (80" diagonal) screen size classes. Sharp's LED backlit touch-panel display is a complete interactive and digital solution for collaborative meetings, presentations, video conferencing, live data and interactive digital signage. This digital meeting solution offers full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing a higher quality image display than a traditional projector, in addition to the touch-screen capabilities, creating a truly hands-on experience.
Video Wall Displays
The brilliant PN-V602 video wall monitor combines the world's slimmest bezel available on a 60-inch class (diagonal) LED monitor with high brightness for semi-outdoor environments. With 24/7 reliability and an almost seamless bezel (just 6.5 mm total between neighboring monitors), the PN-V602 sets a new standard for video wall displays. A full-array LED backlight helps ensure uniform brightness. Outstanding black levels are delivered via local dimming that allows specific groups of LEDs to be dimmed for greater control of brightness and darkness in different areas of the screen. Local dimming also helps deliver a remarkably better contrast ratio (up to 1,000,000:1) and brightness (up to 1,500 cd/m2) compared to conventional LCD monitors, while utilizing significantly less power.
Professional High Brightness Signage
Sharp's 60-inch (diagonal) PN-A601 is a compelling display, best used for shopping malls, transportation hubs, college campuses and sports and entertainment facilities where high-ambient light may be prevalent. This 60-inch class (diagonal) LED monitor offers ultra-high brightness of 2,000 cd/m2 for superb visibility, even in brightly lit settings. The PN-A601 provides exceptionally high image quality in full 1080p HD, with the energy savings of a full-array backlight in combination with local dimming.
All resellers, contractors, integrators and consultants attending InfoComm are encouraged to visit the booth to register into Sharp's Pro AV Certified Reseller Program. Program benefits include the freedom to purchase from any authorized Sharp pro AV distributor, consolidated purchase recognition, lead generation program and dealer locator database. Visit the Certified Reseller Program website to learn more.
For more information about the company, visit Sharp Electronics Corporation at http://www.sharpusa.com. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.
About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron(TM) LCD televisions, AQUOS BOARD(TM) interactive display systems, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.
ICANN Opens New gTLD Paving the Way for Chinese Domain Names
BEIJING, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- At a press conference held in London today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) officially announced a list of 1930 applications for the new generic top level domain (gTLD).
Since the launch of the Internet 40 years ago, there have been only 22 gTLDs such as .com. The announcement represents a historical change to the Internet. For the first time, there are 65 unique applications for Chinese gTLDs.
Chinese gTLD applicants include China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) and premier Chinese corporations and brands such as China CITIC Group and Aigo Digital. Notably, a Chinese Internet company Zodiac Holdings Limited ("Zodiac") has applied for 15 top level domain names, the single largest Chinese gTLD applicant.
James Seng, the founder of Zodiac is well known as the inventor of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN), the underlying technology that enables domain names to be in non-English such as Chinese. Founded in 2008, Zodiac has raised more than US$20 million to invest in the new gTLDs focused on the Chinese market.
"For the half billion Chinese Internet users, Chinese domain names are easier to remember and more intuitive to use," said James Seng, also a veteran at ICANN for over 10 years, "These new Chinese TLDs offer Chinese companies more choices and an unique opportunity to establish their brands online in Chinese."
Zodiac has applied for a wide range of gTLDs, such as generic-use ("website") to e-commerce ("shop") and ("mall") to funky ("I love You"). Interestingly, Zodiac is also the geographic TLD applicant from China applying to operate ("Guangdong").
"We are pleased to work with our Chinese partner to launch the first and only provincial and city-level TLD in China," said Eugene Li, Vice President of Zodiac. Formerly CNNIC deputy director, Eugene joined Zodiac in 2009 to bring his expertise and knowledge of the Chinese domain name industry.
"We are excited to be working with Zodiac to change the way the Chinese population use the Internet and how Chinese businesses develop their online presence," said Lawrence Tse, General Partner of Gobi Partners, one of the investors in Zodiac.
China is a complicated market but represents huge opportunity. Over 100,000 domain name registrations were received on the day CNNIC opened registrations to individuals in May. Based in Beijing, Zodiac has been preparing for its new gTLD applications since 2008 and has established itself as an important player in the inner circle of the domain name industry in China.
Since ICANN announced the acceptance of applications for new gTLDs on June 20, 2011, global stakeholders have been keeping an eye on the huge business potential. As of May 30, 2012, ICANN received US$350 million from application fees for new TLDs.
About Zodiac Holdings Limited:
Zodiac Holdings Limited was founded by James Seng, the inventor of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) and a 10-year veteran in the domain name industry. Zodiac has raised more than US$20 million from VCs and family offices.
Zodiac's mission is to become an ICANN-approved TLD registry operator focusing on the Chinese market, specifically Chinese IDN TLDs. Its vision is to become the largest commercial TLD registry operator in Asia.
Zodiac has signed an MOU with CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) to support Zodiac in its applications for Chinese TLDs. Zodiac is working closely with CNNIC and KNET, the subsidiary of CNNIC, which is the technical back-end service provider for Zodiac.
Texas Instruments DLP Technology Releases New Chipset with Enhanced Interoperability, 3D and Interactive Capabilities
New Display Platform Improves Interoperability Across Multiple Devices, Formats, Resolutions and Light Sources, Allowing Manufacturers To Better Standardize Projector Design and Production
DALLAS and LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP, the worldwide leader in projection technology, today unveiled a new family of image processing chips designed for front projectors, which enable broader standardization of 3D and interactive technologies. Projectors with the new chipset design, which will be incorporated in shipping units starting late summer 2012, will seamlessly display content from common 3D-formats supported by HDMI 1.4, from virtually any mobile device including tablets, smart phones, laptops and Blu-ray players.
A leading benefit of the chipset is that it allows projectors to work with any standard input-format as well as any light source, at any of our full spectrum of resolutions, including XGA, SVGA, WXGA, 1080p and WUXGA. Additionally, functionality has been integrated enabling more cost effective interactive ready projectors.
"Creating a chipset that makes 3D and interactive technologies more accessible for projector developers is a major step forward for the industry," said Roger Carver, General Manager, DLP Front Projection. "This helps our customers build off-the-shelf projectors while adding new capabilities at a comparable price point that allows for global deployment while still serving unique regional needs."
The new chipset also helps facilitate the shift to lamp-free light sources by incorporating features designed specifically for solid state deployment, enabling a wider range of manufacturing options.
"The display industry has evolved beyond the days of the higher resolution chase and the brightness battles," added Carver. "As projectors increasingly become the central hub of the classroom, this new chipset will help optimize hardware and software for the new frontiers of interoperability, 3D and interactive display."
As the adoption of lamp-free, 3D and interactive technologies continues to increase in the classroom, ease of connectivity and deployment is another major benefit of the new chipset, allowing end users to run downloadable content from a laptop, tablet or other mobile device, while still supporting standard formats like Blu-ray and DVD, enhancing the ability of teachers to transition between content sources.
For a full list of displays running DLP lamp-free projection platforms, stop by the DLP booth C6019 and ask for a lamp-free event map.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP technology has powered the world's top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP's intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico(TM)-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit http://www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
Eat Well Global Launches "Nutritionist in Your Pocket" Travel Apps
Founder Talks Global Workplace Wellness Strategies During Israeli Nutrition Week
TEL AVIV, Israel, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating well abroad just got easier as Eat Well Global, Inc., announces a suite of new "nutritionist in your pocket" country guide apps to help business and leisure travelers stay healthy and manage their weight while traveling abroad. The new apps being launched this week at the 10th Israeli Nutrition Week Conference include Eat Well Israel, China, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Thailand and Venezuela. Eat Well Global founder, Julie Meyer, RD, will present global workplace wellness strategies to prevent obesity at the Israeli Ministry of Health symposium, "Let's Stop the Epidemic," on Thursday.
"Eating well is critical for maintaining energy and staying focused," according to Meyer. "But often travelers don't know how to eat well in a new country and can fall off a healthy eating plan. Our apps fill this need with insights from local registered dietitians to help you find healthy and energizing foods that are also authentic to the region."
Eat Well Global country guides are available in iTunes and Android stores for $2.99 (US) and include the following insights:
-- How to Eat Well - A health snapshot of the host country, including
market tour, food safety information, typical dishes, etc.
-- Where to Eat Well - Nutritionist-approved listings in major cities,
including restaurants, markets, delivery services and cooking schools.
-- Eating Well with Special Dietary Needs - Low fat? Kosher? Vegan?
Gluten-free? Cultural insights plus audio files in local languages make
-- Eat Well at Home - Authentic, healthy recipes written by local chefs.
Meyer is also announcing, Eat Well for Business Travel ($1.99), a new app tailored to the special needs of global road warriors.
Israeli Nutrition Week is a natural launching point for the new apps, bringing together 1,500 global health professionals. "Israel has significant culinary diversity," according to Eat Well Israel correspondent, Chef Sagi Schwartz, RD. "I am proud to provide global travelers with insights on how to maintain a healthy eating plan while enjoying the best Israel has to offer." Schwartz will present the Eat Well Israel app during the "New and Exciting Technologies" session on Thursday.
IOCOM Adds Vidtel Gateway, Opening Web Collaboration to Skype, GoogleTalk, H.323 and SIP Users
Vidtel's industry-first Gateway solution extends IOCOM's video conferencing and Web collaboration services to a greater variety of enterprise and consumer endpoints
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidtel today announced the first cloud video conferencing and Web collaboration provider, IOCOM, to team with Vidtel so that any combination of IOCOM, Skype, GoogleTalk, H.323 and SIP participants can join an IOCOM Web collaboration session from mobile devices, PCs/Macs and telepresence suites with Vidtel Gateway.
IOCOM is a leading provider of universal video conferencing and collaboration solutions supporting an unlimited number of meeting participants and, unlike other video conferencing solutions, does not require users to be granted permission to speak or share data. Providing HD quality video and unlimited data sharing, IOCOM's Visimeet works on desktops, laptops and mobile devices and can easily integrate with large Cisco or Polycom room systems.
The Vidtel Gateway service, which debuted this week at InfoComm, is an industry-first solution that enables enterprises, video conferencing service providers and VARs to maximize their investment in MCUs and video bridges by adding Skype and GoogleTalk connectivity. With the Vidtel partnership Visimeet users will now be able to join in meetings with users of Skype and GoogleTalk, including via desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets.
As a result, IOCOM now can provide enterprises of any size with a cost-effective, low-complexity way to include more employees, business partners and customers in virtual meetings. Those benefits - including increased employee productivity - apply equally to office workers, telecommuters and mobile employees, maximizing IOCOM customers' investments in video conferencing and Web collaboration.
"IOCOM has made an industry-leading move by opening up their Web-based video conferencing system to GoogleTalk and Skype, as well as further expanding the reach of their existing H.323 and SIP integrations," said Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton. "IOCOM's integration with Vidtel Gateway gives people a choice. Instead of forcing them to view postage stamp-sized images on their PCs, they can join IOCOM's Visimeet conferences from their high-end systems, and it also lets people join using GoogleTalk or Skype."
"Vidtel's Gateway solution is unique in the marketplace as it complements and augments our existing solution, opening up Web-based collaboration to include anyone's chosen video conferencing method," said Jim Miller, IOCOM EVP of Sales and Marketing. "With Vidtel, IOCOM's solution is readily available, not just to those with IOCOM software, but the hundreds of millions of Skype and enterprise system users, too."
For more information about Vidtel Gateway, including demos, visit Vidtel at InfoComm booth No. N1613. IOCOM will be demoing Visimeet in booth N2612.
Founded in 2008, Vidtel is the pioneer of any-to-any video conferencing service, providing compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade and consumer-grade video endpoints. Vidtel enables even small and medium enterprises to affordably experience the productivity of high-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners and customers. Vidtel is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit http://www.vidtel.com.
Founded in 1998, IOCOM develops, markets, and supports enterprise video conferencing and collaboration software and solutions that enable multi-point communication for business processes. IOCOM delivers innovative solutions that enable multiple groups or individuals to instantly collaborate anytime and anywhere over their chosen medium. IOCOM is the first collaboration software company to integrate high performance multiple data and video windows with high performance audio. To learn more, visit http://www.iocom.com.
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Vidtel and ZTE Bring Platform-Agnostic Video Conferencing to Small and Medium Enterprises in North America
ZTE resellers now offer Vidtel's MeetMe service with ZTE endpoints to provide a low-cost, user-friendly solution with enterprise-grade quality
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vidtel and ZTE USA today announced a co-marketing agreement to bring Vidtel's cloud-based MeetMe video conferencing service to ZTE's hardware and software-based endpoints including the T800, T700, and T100. The bundling gives ZTE USA resellers in North America a new cloud-based, turnkey solution for targeting the underserved small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It also effectively eliminates the cost and complexity barriers that prevent most SMEs from using video conferencing. SME customers will now be able to conduct video conferences across platforms, without the need for costly bridges and exchange services.
As the world's fifth largest telecom equipment provider globally, ZTE has shipped over 100,000 video conferencing endpoints to date. In particular, the T700 model is a high-definition video conference terminal that is designed to meet the needs of enterprise-level customers. It is easy to deploy in the meeting room and supports 1080p definition and broadband audio. The combination of ZTE's exceptional hardware offering and Vidtel's MeetMe video conference service offers resellers and their SME customers several benefits:
-- With Vidtel MeetMe, ZTE users now can communicate with participants who
are using any other brand of H.323 or SIP video conferencing platform,
including Cisco/Tandberg, InFocus, LifeSize and Polycom. This
interoperability maximizes ZTE products' ROI by freeing SMEs from the
limitation of not being able to connect to different vendors' video
-- Vidtel MeetMe frees SMEs from the expense and challenge of supporting
on-premises bridges and other infrastructure. These features eliminate
the cost and complexity barrier to adoption, enabling ZTE USA resellers
to target a wider range of potential SME customers.
-- Vidtel MeetMe features straightforward, predictable, low-cost pricing.
This predictability and affordability enable ZTE USA resellers to target
SMEs whose budgets can't afford traditional video conferencing
"As ZTE gears up to compete more on services and product development and enter the U.S. market with cloud video conferencing, we anticipate a successful partnership," said Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton. "ZTE has shaken up the telecom industry globally with innovative, high-quality, aggressively priced products, and is poised to have the same disruptive effect in video conferencing. Together, we're breaking down the barriers to wide adoption and enabling resellers to bring enterprise-grade video conferencing to businesses of any size."
"ZTE is looking forward to making enterprise-level video conferencing more accessible to small and medium enterprises with the addition of Vidtel's innovative cloud offering," said Richard Qu, EVP ZTE USA, "Combined with Vidtel's MeetMe video conferencing service, ZTE will enrich the mid-market with a compelling offer from a cost, ease of use and interoperability standpoint."
Live demos of the ZTE products with Vidtel MeetMe will be available at InfoComm June 13-15. To participate in the live demos, see instructions for accessing Vidtel's "public" rooms at http://www.vidtel.com/try-vidtel.html. For more information, visit Vidtel at booth No. N1613 or ZTE at booth No. N2717. Vidtel CEO Scott Wharton and ZTE's Eric Henderson will present at InfoComm's panel entitled Telepresence and High Definition Video Conferencing - Breaking Down the Geographical Barriers today at 2:30-4:30 pm PDT.
Founded in 2008, Vidtel is the pioneer of any-to-any video conferencing service, providing compatibility between a diverse set of business-grade and consumer-grade video endpoints. Vidtel enables even small and medium enterprises to affordably experience the productivity of high-quality video conferencing between dispersed employees, partners, and customers. Vidtel is located in the heart of Silicon Valley in Sunnyvale, CA.
About ZTE USA
ZTE USA is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions. ZTE USA is dedicated to making quality communications technology accessible to all. The company draws on more than 25 years of experience and research investment to deliver smart, affordable, quality choices for infrastructure and mobile data device customers nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.zteusa.com.
ZTE is a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions with the most comprehensive product range covering virtually every telecommunications sector, including wireless, access & bearer, VAS, terminals and professional services. The company delivers innovative, custom-made products and services to over 500 operators in more than 140 countries, helping them to meet the changing needs of their customers while growing revenue. In 2011, ZTE's revenue increased by 29 per cent to USD13.7 billion. Its overseas operating revenue grew 30 per cent to USD 7.4 billion during the period, accounting for 54.2 per cent of overall operating revenue. ZTE commits 10 per cent of its annual revenue to research and development and has leadership roles in several international bodies devoted to developing telecommunications industry standards. ZTE is committed to corporate social responsibility and is a member of the UN Global Compact. The company is China's only listed telecom manufacturer that is publicly traded on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ). For more information, please visit http://www.zte.com.cn.
Redfin Real-Time Price Tracker Sees Price Gains, Inventory Declines Across 19 Markets in May 2012
SEATTLE, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology-powered real estate broker Redfin today released its Real-Time Price Tracker for May 2012, showing an annual price gain of 2.2% and a monthly gain of 2.7% across the U.S. Inventory levels were down 23.5% compared to last year, and down 1.7% compared to last month. Sales volumes were up 7.4% over this time last year, and pending sales were up even more, by 10.7%. The May 2012 Redfin Real-Time Price Tracker is the broker's first monthly analysis of home prices, sales volumes and inventory levels across the 19 markets Redfin serves nationwide.
"We expected real estate to soften in May along with the larger economy, but we actually saw home prices continue to increase," said Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman. "This trend seems likely to hold at least through mid-summer. Redfin's business saw a stronger-than-expected rebound from Memorial Day weekend: with rates low and rents high more new home-buyers were touring homes last weekend, and more are now writing offers. The limit on sales volume is inventory. Not enough sellers have stepped in to provide the liquidity that once came from banks with foreclosures to sell."
Prices Up 2.2% Over Last Year; Strongest Gains in Phoenix and Denver
From April to May, prices strengthened in 17 of the 19 markets Redfin surveyed, with the largest gains coming in the San Francisco Bay Area, Phoenix, Chicago and Boston. Perhaps most remarkable, Phoenix home prices increased 30% since last year and Denver gained 10%.
Inventory Down Year over Year by 20% or More in 15 of 19 Markets
The primary reason prices are increasing is falling inventory. In 16 of the 19 markets measured, the number of houses for sale declined since May 2011; in 15 of the 19 the decline was by 20% or more. Chicago and Boston saw gains in inventory, as did Philadelphia by 47% over last year.
Nearly One in Three Listings Now Sell Within 14 Days of Debut
The decline in inventory led to a major shift in how long new listings took to sell. The proportion of new listings under contract within 14 days of their debut increased 73% over the last year. In Silicon Valley last month, more than half of all listings were under contract within 14 days of debut.
Closed Sales Up 7.4%
But demand is also rising, as evidenced by the 7.4% increase in sales volume since last year. Sales are especially strong in California, whereas in Phoenix they are limited by the lack of available houses for sale.
Pending Sales Up 10.7%
If we look at pending sales, which is a measure of houses under contract but still not closed, the trend seems to be accelerating. For pending sales, the annual gain was 10.7%.
About the Redfin Real-Time Price Tracker
Redfin's monthly report on home prices, inventory levels and sales volume is an up-to-date, accurate portrait of the U.S. real estate market, coming weeks or even months ahead of other market reports. As a broker with access to dozens of Multiple Listing Services (MLSs) used by real estate agents to list properties and record sales, Redfin gets data within minutes of a sale, pending sale or listing activation, well before any government, media or analytics organization. Using MLS fields, Redfin is able to distinguish houses from condominiums and townhouses -- which often sell for less money.
To validate the accuracy of the data and to account for sales not handled by a real estate agent, Redfin compares MLS data with county records as they become available, using sophisticated algorithms to identify and resolve disparities about square footage or price for each address. To get data at a neighborhood level for any market, or to see the full methodology of the report, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit blog.redfin.com.
Redfin (http://www.redfin.com) is the real estate industry's first technology-powered brokerage, combining a customer-focused team of real estate agents with online tools for making the process of buying or selling a home easy. Redfin is backed by Madrona Venture Group and Greylock Partners, early investors behind Amazon and Facebook. To keep track of our daring exploits, subscribe to blog.redfin.com or our Twitter feed @redfin.
Company Recognized as Having Competence and Expertise to be a Reference Partner in
Italy and Abroad.
Italtel, a leading company in the development and integration of products and services
for fixed and mobile next generation networks, announced today the renewal of the Cisco(R)
Gold Partner certification in Italy and the Cisco(R) Advanced Managed Services
[http://www.cisco.com/web/partners/pr11/mscp/managed_services_advanced.html ] Channel
Partner (MSCP) certification both in Italy and in all its foreign branches. The renewal of
these certifications recognizes Italtel has the necessary competence in terms of skilled
personnel and instrastructures to sell, install and maintain solutions and services based
on Cisco technologies.
Italtel renewed the Gold Partner certification also thanks to the recent achievement
of the new achitectural specializations Cisco Advanced Borderless Architecture, Advanced
Collaboration Architecture and Advanced Data Center Architecture that confirm the high
level competence and experience Italtel has gained in all segments of Cisco solutions.
The renewal of Cisco Advanced MSCP certification is valid in Italy and globally in all
the company branches. It qualifies Italtel to offer managed services based on Cisco
technology in Italy and abroad, directly to its customers or through resellers in a "white
"We are extremely safied for the renewal of Gold Partner certification and Advanced
MSCP certification since they are the result of our strong committment and constant
investment to maintain the highest level of competence and be a Cisco reference partner in
Italy and abroad - said Camillo Ascione,Head ofCisco & OEM Products & SolutionsMarket Unit
at Italtel-. This result, toghether with the architectural specializations we achieved a
few moths ago, has a crucial value to confirm our proposition of service delivery as a
Cloud Builder and extend it in a logic of Cloud Provider".
Italtel designs, develops, implements solutions for NGN and NGS; Professional Services
dedicated to the design and maintenance of networks; IT System Integration Services;
Network Integration and migration activities. Italtel counts among its customers more than
40 of the world's top TLC Operators and SPs. In Italy Italtel is also reference partner of
Enterprises and Public Sector for the deployment of IP Next-Generation Networks and for
the development of multimedia convergent services for their customers. Italtel is present
in 25 countries including France, UK, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Poland, United Arab
Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Argentina, Brazil. http://www.italtel.com.
Source: ITALTEL S.p.A.
Contact details: Laura Borlenghi, Tel.: +39-02-4388-5275, Mobile: +39-335-769-4240, E-mail: email@example.com
PR Newswire Makes Its Website Content Embeddable via Repost.Us, Facilitating Greater Audience Engagement
NEW YORK, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PR Newswire today announced that its customers' content, accessible on PRNewswire.com, can now be embedded on interested publishers' websites via Repost.Us, helping amplify its visibility and reach.
To embed content from PR Newswire's website, users can simply click on the Repost.Us button, located on each content page, to receive the embed code. The code can then be copied and pasted wherever the user would like the content to appear on their site. Embedded content will be automatically reformatted to match the user's site, including fonts and colors, while photos and other rich media will also be resized to fit the publication space. All embedded content carries attribution, a link back to the original article on our site, and the option to embed the content on additional websites.
"PR Newswire's website attracts approximately 3.4 million unique visitors monthly," said Josh Cohen, vice president, Content Licensing and Distribution, PR Newswire. "Repost.Us provides these visitors a way to easily incorporate content and news that they find relevant and interesting on their website, expanding the potential reach of our customers' content."
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"We're really excited to add PR Newswire's customers' content to the more than one million articles and stories already available for embedding through Repost.Us," said Repost.Us CEO John Pettitt. "Maintaining online visibility is a challenge, but Repost.Us helps generate a higher click-through rate with more page views than any other traffic source, helping power one's online presence."
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Created by Free Range Content, Inc., Repost.Us delivers a world of content to more people and places on the web. Repost.Us makes whole articles embeddable--just like video. With Repost.Us, publishers of all sizes can bring their content to more readers and give their readers more content. The Repost.Us technology automates content distribution using the ubiquitous embedding paradigm with guaranteed content integrity, branding, attribution, and no risk of duplicate content search penalties or SEO dilution. Repost.Us enables publishers to extend reach beyond their own websites and increase revenue from their content. Embedding content with Repost.Us creates the opportunity for content to go not only global but also viral.
WilliamPaid.com Launches Landlord/Property Manager Capability To Collect Rent Payments Online Via Check, Debit or Credit Card
Any Landlord Can Accept Online Rent Payments from Tenants at No Cost and with Little or No Integration
CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WilliamPaid.com, a leading site where tenants can pay rent online, has launched an important new feature for any landlord/property manager to collect rent online anytime or anywhere via bank account, debit card or credit card. WilliamPaid's web-based system provides landlords, large and small, a compliant, secure and simple electronic online rent payment solution without integration costs, monthly expenses or transaction fees.
Registered Landlords now have the convenience of accepting rent online via credit and debit cards through WilliamPaid.com directly to their account and no longer have to worry about NSF checks or make trips to the bank. As a result, Landlords will experience improved cash flow and increased on time online rent payments.
"WilliamPaid makes it virtually painless and free for Landlords/Property managers to register with us," said Evan Silverman, Founder and CEO at WilliamPaid. "Landlords can walk away from the hassles of collecting the rent and allow their residents to pay rent online with more flexibility than they've ever had before. This new capability along with renter's insurance is the first of many new features and products WilliamPaid plans to launch this year."
If a Landlord or Property Manager has multiple properties with multiple accounts, they can easily manage that within their Landlord Portal. Real-time tracking and reporting allows them to easily reconcile payments and not have to contact their tenants to determine if a rent payment is on the way.
Feldman Real Estate, Inc. (FRE) is a full service property management and development company based in Milwaukee, WI and manages 1,200 units.
"Our tenants like paying rent online because of its ease and convenience. We like it because while we weren't interested in integrating a whole system, WilliamPaid offered us a simple, no-cost solution to offer online rent payments for our tenants without the burden of modules or monthly fees."
WilliamPaid and its selected partners provide the most flexible and value added way for renters and roommates to pay rent online. The company offers rent payment options, including paying rent online via bank account, credit or debit card, group rent payment tools to track who pays and who doesn't, and credit building services.
WilliamPaid Helps You Tell Your Roommate How You Feel...with Music
Tell Your Roommate Everything You Ever Wanted To Say, But Were Afraid To!
CHICAGO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- No one ever said living with a roommate was going to be easy. It might help when it's time to pay the rent online. But, is your roommate always late with their share of the rent or is their significant other eating all your food?
Well, worry no more. WilliamPaid.com, a leading site where any tenant can pay rent online via credit card, debit card or bank account, has now made it possible for roommate relationships to go a bit more smoothly by providing eight original songs that you can share with your roommate(s) via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter. Select a title that just says it all such as "Your Boyfriend is a Freeloader" to "Clean it Up!" to something more positive such as "I Love You Man!"
"As WilliamPaid continues to offer tenants the most flexible and value added platform to pay rent online via credit card, debit card or a bank account, we are also empathetic to the trials and tribulations of roommate relationships," said Evan Silverman, CEO at WilliamPaid.com. "We thought it would be fun and yes, helpful, to give roommates a unique tool like songs to get an important point across without being too confrontational."
WilliamPaid.com tapped into the well-known talents of songwriter Geoff Smith to develop the songs. Smith is an independent artist based out of Nashville. His work includes music for Adam Curry's Daily Source Code and No Agenda Podcasts, This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte, and iJustine's Ask iJ, featured recently on the Rachael Ray Show.
His catchy pop jingles have been used on spots for Go Daddy, Honda, Mevio, Crayon Marketing, etc. Geoff was a featured guest on Music Business Radio in 2009 and his latest release, That's Gravity is a collection of nine catchy pop songs.
WilliamPaid and its selected partners provide the most flexible and value added way for renters and roommates to pay rent online. The company offers rent payment options, including the ability to pay rent online with a bank account, credit or debit card, group rent payment tools to track who pays and who doesn't, and credit building services.
WilliamPaid also offers landlords and property managers of any size rental property no-cost rent payment solutions with little or no integration. Payments are accepted anytime, anywhere, anyhow via bank account, credit card, debit card, or any combination of the three available options.
WilliamPaid is headquartered in Highland Park, IL. Learn more:www.williampaid.com.
Entrepreneur Turns to Kickstarter Community to Solve a Common Problem for iPad Users.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New startup nbryte has announced a Kickstarter campaign to bring its iPad-floating accessory, the tablift, to the iPad-holding masses. The concept of the tablift originated when nbryte founder Scott Blevins was having trouble propping up his iPad in bed. "I would watch movies on my iPad, but would get tired of having to hold it in my hands or balance it on a pillow. Looking for a solution, I found many stand-type accessories made to prop up the iPad on tabletops, but virtually nothing that would work well on the bed or the couch," said Blevins.
Searching online user forums, he found he was not alone - a common complaint was that there was no good product available to prop up the iPad while in bed. Research released by Nielsen reports that over half of tablet use occurs in bed or in front of the TV, revealing a need that Blevins says has not properly been met.
Seeking a solution to this problem, Blevins created the tablift. The tablift was designed to hold all generations of the iPad in a level viewing position regardless of the surface it is resting on, making it well-suited for places like beds and couches. The design was fleshed out, patented, and prototypes were developed. Blevins believed he had a winner, however, tens of thousands of dollars would be needed to go from prototype to finished product. This was an obstacle.
To make the tablift a reality, Blevins turned to Kickstarter, the project-driven crowd-funding website. "I'm a big fan of Kickstarter and I thought it might be a good place to raise both money and awareness for the tablift," said Blevins. Blevins' inspiration for the product was not only to solve a problem iPad users were having, but also to produce a product that was manufactured and assembled in the USA. "Creating a product made in the USA is also very important to me. I want to show that manufacturing here can still be cost-effective and viable."
InfoComm 2012: AVI-SPL Displays Next Gen Video Communications Solutions
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVI-SPL steps up its presence at this year's InfoComm show June 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, exhibiting in the Unified Collaborative Conferencing Pavilion (Booth N2829). As the leading global provider of business video communications, AVI-SPL creates connections that empower some of the world's largest companies and ideas. The power of those connections will be showcased in two solution demonstrations: VNOC Symphony® Management Platform and the new single-screen Cameleon Telepresence® system.
AVI-SPL's VNOC Symphony Management Platform is the first software platform to automate the complex, backend processes needed to schedule, monitor and manage video conferencing resources. Symphony allows users to quickly and easily schedule their own video meetings, survey available video resources, access reports and analytics, and connect with remote support directly from their desktop or smart mobile devices.
"With Symphony, AVI-SPL has built an unparalleled and worldwide cloud superstructure that powers the complexities of managing video in the enterprise, making video meetings simple, reliable and as easy to set up as a phone call," said Scott Allen, senior vice president of managed services architecture, AVI-SPL.
AVI-SPL's InfoComm presence is designed to show AVI-SPL as an end-to-end solution provider, delivering next generation video communication solutions such as Cameleon Telepresence.
AVI-SPL extends its Cameleon Telepresence portfolio with the introduction of a single-screen solution. Built upon the same easy-to use, intuitive and multi-functional conferencing system as the first-gen, three-screen solution, the latest release extends Cameleon's reach into the enterprise by providing an entry-level, budget-friendly yet customizable room-based solution. With Cameleon, users can collaborate by utilizing the system for high definition video conferencing, audio conferencing and sharing presentations.
"As video becomes more and more pervasive in the workplace, we recognize that customers need simple, versatile yet robust solutions that are designed with the user experience in mind," says John Vitale, vice president of products, AVI-SPL. "Someday everyone will meet this way."
AVI-SPL will also premiere its dynamic new brand message, which showcases the company as a forward-thinking video communications solutions provider. AVI-SPL's booth tells the story of today's collaborative environment with its new "Empowering Connections" video, plus new digital media content depicting its end-to-end connected solutions and extensive managed services portfolio.
Also throughout the three-day event, members of AVI-SPL's management team will deliver informative presentations on collaboration issues that are affecting today's businesses, including:
-- Convergence of AV and IT
-- Visual Collaboration in the Cloud
-- UC - Transforming the Way We Meet and Communicate in the Enterprise
-- Telepresence and HD Video - Breaking Down Geographical Barriers
-- Managing the Video Enterprise Through the Cloud Superstructure
For all the latest coverage from InfoComm 2012, follow AVI-SPL's social media channels. Also follow AVI-SPL on its just-launched Instagram account by searching "AVISPL."
-- AVI-SPL Expands Unify ME(TM) Video Managed Services with Blue Jeans
-- AVI-SPL Acquires Iformata Communications LLC
AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 32 U.S. offices and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit http://www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
CTI Group to Launch Integrated Call Recording with Audio Mining for Mitel Platform
INDIANAPOLIS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. (OTCQB: CTIG), a leading developer of telecommunications solutions for fixed, mobile and converged communications, is announcing the launch of the first fully integrated call recording and audio mining solution built for the Mitel platform at the Mitel Business Partner Conference 2012 in San Diego, California. For this year's event at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, we will be located in Booth 506.
CTI Group will be showcasing the SmartInteraction Suite, complete with fully integrated speech analytics technology, which can be deployed in a hosted or premise-based environment. Also integrated with the SmartInteraction Suite, is Proteus® 7.1, the newest version of our call accounting suite, so that you now only need one dashboard for your call data, while also having the ability to watch video.
The SmartInteraction Suite interfaces with Mitel IP PBXs using the Secure Recording Connector (SRC), which provides a number of benefits such as the ability to be a software-only recording solution as there is no physical connection to the PBX, and installation on to a virtual machine through VMware®.
The Mitel SRC is Mitel's recommended method of recording from their PBX and as CTI Group Head of Product Trevor Davis states, "Our Mitel integration for the SmartInteraction Suite uniquely positions us to provide a best in class call recording solution on the Mitel platform. Our SmartListen speech analytics engine is fully compatible with Mitel SRC recording, which provides real-time analysis of the call conversation."
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About CTI Group
CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. is an international provider of electronic invoice processing and management, enterprise communications management software and services solutions, and carrier class voice over internet protocol (VoIP) management applications. CTI Group's SmartBill®, SmartRecord® and Proteus® product suites offer a full array of solutions for traffic analysis, post-billing call analysis, customer care and call recording.
CTI Group's products are used by some of the top service providers in North America and the United Kingdom, and play a trusted role in managing telephony costs at major corporations internationally. Headquartered in Indianapolis, CTI Group maintains overseas offices in London and Blackburn, UK. For more information, please visit CTI Group's website at http://www.ctigroup.com.
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VoX Communications Adds Low Cost Calling Plans To Mexico Mobile Callers Using Its Android Mobile VOIP App
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pervasip Corp.'s (OTCQB: PVSP) wholly-owned subsidiary, VoX Communications, a cloud-based voice and video communications solutions, apps and services provider, has added fixed priced calling plans to Mexico via its Android mobile voice app available in Google Play. The fixed priced plans include calling to mobile phones in Mexico at a price of only seven cents a minute, which is significantly lower than prices charged by wireless carriers.
VoX's Chief Marketing Officer, Barry MacCheyne, noted, "We have now added Mexico to our fixed-priced low-cost calling plans, as we continue to market to large populations in the U.S. that want to call to their country of origin. Mexico is the number one called destination from the US and we believe that offering a Mexico 100-minute calling plan at a low-cost entry point will allow people to try our outstanding voice quality to Mexico at a rate that is lower than any of our competitors, including companies such as Skype and Vonage. We are pleased with the rapid growth of new subscribers, since our launch of calling plans to individual countries, and we believe that our Mexico plans will further increase our subscriber base."
A VoX user can subscribe entirely on the phone and choose a U.S. phone number without leaving the interface, which makes the sign up process more elegant than many competitors. The Mobile VoIP paid plans for Mexico start at $6.95 for the 100-minute plan, which is a low cost of entry for a high quality and reliable VoIP service offering. VoX also offers 250 minutes to Mexico for $15.95 and 500 minutes for $29.95. These plans INCLUDE calls to mobile phones which are typically a higher price than calls to landlines. New subscribers can download the app for a free 60-minute trial and make calls to any country on the unlimited calling list or sign up for a Mexico specific plan.
Price comparison of calling rates to mobile phones in Mexico:
VoX Communications delivers VoIP and video telephone service anywhere in the world that has a stable broadband connection. It recently entered the mobile VoIP services and applications arena so that its VoIP can utilize any 3G/4G or Wi-Fi connection. VoX differentiates itself through a unique combination of high quality voice services, flexible back-office capabilities and automated provisioning systems that enable a quick turn-up for app users who are looking for a second mobile phone line or low-cost international calling, without using any voice-plan minutes from their mobile phone carrier. It offers a feature-rich, low-cost, high-quality alternative to traditional wireless phone services. For more information, please visit http://www.voxcorp.net.
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Ricoh unveils its first ever suite of AV communications solutions for the office, home office, classroom and beyond
Never-before-exhibited technologies for video conferencing, interactive digital whiteboards and presentation sharing to be demonstrated at InfoComm 2012
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation is demonstrating a brand new line of AV solutions that enable anywhere, anytime data sharing at InfoComm 2012 on June 13-15 in Las Vegas at booth #C5735. This year, Ricoh is demonstrating to the AV industry a host of new products that are portable, cost-efficient solutions for the corporate and education settings.
"Ricoh is developing new ways to manage and share data in the business and classroom environments with new advancements in video communications and projector technologies," says Yuki Uchida, Vice President, New Business Development, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The new line of AV products has been designed to provide solutions to problems that have slowed down communications and data sharing in the work place. New products like our portable video conferencing system and ultra short throw projector are focused on improving workflow and productivity from the home office, to the conference room, to the classroom."
These AV products support Ricoh's overall mission to provide a comprehensive portfolio of business information services to its customers. The products provide innovative ways to capture information, process it (via the cloud or on the premises), and distribute it to the right people at the right time, whether through video projection, wireless transmission, or another format.
InfoComm 2012 boasts more than 925 exhibitors showcasing thousands of products, over 300 education sessions taught by the industry's most respected experts and over 34,000 AV pros from all around the world.
Located at booth #C5735, Ricoh will feature the following technologies which are designed to work together to provide an integrated, connected work environment:
Connecting up to 20 participants at once with the push of a button, the P3000 Unified Communication System device provides a secure and easy-to-use portable video conferencing solution at a fraction of the cost of fixed-room videoconferencing systems. It allows users to create a video conference room wherever they are, and puts secure, encrypted, high-end conferencing in the hands of small and medium-sized businesses. It offers far more flexibility than large, permanently installed videoconferencing systems that can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and can be complicated to operate. The P3000 only takes about 30 seconds to start a video conference. Just select participants from the address book, push connect and begin conferencing. It offers secure video, voice and data communication capabilities that surpass what most consumer conferencing systems offer.
Digital Interactive Cloud Board
Also on display in the Ricoh booth will be its digital interactive Cloud Board, ideal for use in schools and businesses. Users can write on the board and then immediately share the captured information by sending it to a printer or the cloud for other users to access. Instead of regular paper flip charts and traditional whiteboards that require the manual transfer of notes to an electronic format, the information on the board is now connected to the cloud, helping to unify and streamline the data sharing process.
Ultra Short Throw Projector
Designed to be more portable and take up less space than typical projectors, the new PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N short throw projector is a perfect example of Ricoh's innovative technology. The projector can be positioned only inches from the wall and project up to an 80" diagonal image, making it the perfect solution for small meeting spaces. Ricoh has developed several interesting applications which take advantage of this short throw feature. Combined with Luidia's eBeam, the PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N creates an interactive white board solution, and when combined with Scalable Display Technology's edge blending software, it can blend one image across two projectors creating a 12' wide image for digital signage solutions or full interactive white board displays.
Ricoh Presenter iPad® App
In addition to sharing information via video conferencing and the interactive digital Cloud Board, Ricoh has developed an iPad app that allows a presenter to share an electronic presentation from one iPad to another. Called Ricoh Presenter, the app lets the presenter control the presentation while others follow along on their iPads. Or, if the presenter prefers to project the presentation, he can do so wirelessly by connecting the iPad to a Ricoh network projector. The app will allow the presenter and those viewing the presentation to make notations directly on the iPad, making the changes visable to everyone.
To schedule an interview with a Ricoh expert at InfoComm 2012, please contact Jill Searl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.559.5824.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Drives Double Digit Enrollment Increases for Remote Students through Online Learning via Mediasite
New Deployment at Siegel Learning Center adds high definition lecture capture, increases access to graduate program
LAS VEGAS, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoComm Booth #C9141 -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering has selected Mediasite for lecture capture in its new multi-million dollar state-of-the-art online learning facility. The school is ranked 9th in the nation among public undergraduate engineering programs, according to U.S. News and World Report.
The Siegel Learning Center, a 6,000-square-foot facility housed inside the school's J.M. Patterson building, is the new hub for online learning on campus, scheduled to open for classes this fall. The center will have six high definition studio classrooms that will use Mediasite as its core educational technology platform to deliver lectures to about 1,000 online students, primarily graduate level, each semester. Another roughly 1,000 on-campus students also access the Mediasite webcasts each semester on-demand to review what they learned in class.
The Distance Education Technology and Services (DETS), part of the Engineering Information Technology group on campus, provides services to all disciplines within the School of Engineering and other entities on campus. DETS has been using Mediasite for five years in classrooms across the campus. Due to the highly technical content of the engineering courses, the department wanted to begin live streaming courses in high definition so that in-depth annotations made by professors would be crystal clear to those watching the webcasts. The department also wanted a centralized facility for lecture capture at the school and it chose to continue its long-standing partnership with Sonic Foundry, adding ML HD Recorders to every classroom which will run on Mediasite 6, allowing students to watch lectures live and on-demand from their mobile devices.
"For DETS, Mediasite allows us to easily deliver classes to students who aren't able to physically be on campus. The distance learning students are given the same opportunities as students in the traditional classroom. With Mediasite, the school can enroll hundreds of additional students online without the need to add additional faculty and/or staff, which saves us money," said Adam Kelley, IT engineer for DETS.
"We've been using Mediasite for five years, and for five years straight we've had double digit enrollment increases. I completely credit that to having the course materials available online via Mediasite webcasts," said Marty Ronning, assistant director of DETS. "I have walked down hallways around studios when classes let out and listen to students saying 'I love taking classes in these rooms because I can always watch lectures again.' For the highly technical engineering courses where students are watching their professors hand-draw figures and do calculations via Mediasite, having the ability to stream in high definition is of paramount importance."
The school of engineering is located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland and records about 100 engineering classes each year with Mediasite. It also uses Mediasite to live stream special events on campus such as distinguished lecture series, special speakers and commencement ceremonies for family members and friends who can't travel to campus.
"A. James Clark School of Engineering's enterprise installation of Mediasite at the University of Maryland is an excellent example of the ever-growing demand for live and high definition lecture capture technology. In 21st century education students aren't just learning in classrooms, face-to-face with their instructors. Mediasite allows students, regardless of time and distance, to receive a high-quality education when and where it's convenient for them," said Gary Weis, chief executive officer for Sonic Foundry. "We're honored that the University of Maryland continues to place its trust in Mediasite as the educational technology platform on which to build their cutting-edge online learning programs."
Trusted by more than 1000 colleges and universities, the patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system quickly and cost-effectively automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand streaming videos and rich media presentations that combine video with slides.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, http://www.sonicfoundry.com) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
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ANADIGICS Expands Family of Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure Power Amplifiers
ANADIGICS' New Wireless Infrastructure Power Amplifiers Deliver World-Class Efficiency and Linearity for WCDMA / LTE Equipment Operating in Band 5
WARREN, N.J., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ANADIGICS, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANAD), a world leader in radio frequency (RF) solutions, today introduced the AWB7125 and AWB7225 small-cell power amplifiers (PAs). Both the AWB7125 and AWB7225 PAs are optimized for Band 5 WCDMA and LTE applications, including picocells, enterprise-class femtocells, and high performance customer premises equipment (CPE). ANADIGICS' complete family of small-cell power amplifiers provides an industry-leading combination of high output power, efficiency, and linearity.
"The rapid growth in mobile data usage is driving carriers to seek cost effective methods to increase network capacity, especially in dense geographic locations," said Glenn Eswein, director of product marketing for broadband RF products at ANADIGICS. "Small-cell devices, such as picocells and femtocells, provide carriers with an economical, high performance solution that can be deployed quickly." ANADIGICS' small-cell power amplifiers have been developed specifically for these applications, and enable wireless infrastructure solutions that are more thermally-efficient, consume less power, enable higher throughput, and provide greater coverage and range.
The AWB7125 wireless infrastructure PA provides +24.5 dBm linear output power, while the AWB7225 provides +27 dBm linear output power. Both power amplifiers are optimized for WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE small-cell base stations operating in the 860 MHz to 894 MHz frequency bands. ANADIGICS' complete family of small-cell wireless infrastructure power amplifiers is manufactured using the Company's exclusive InGaP-Plus(TM) technology to achieve best-in-class efficiency, linearity and thermal performance.
ANADIGICS AWB7125 and AWB7225 PA Key Facts and Highlights:
-- World-Class Performance
-- Performance optimized for 1/4 Watt (AWB7125) and 1/2 Watt (AWB7225)
linear output power
-- Exceptional linearity of -47 dBc ACPR @ +/- 10 MHz offset (10 MHz
LTE channel bandwidth)
-- Best-in-class power-added efficiency (PAE) at rated output power
-- Excellent thermal performance with low transistor junction
-- WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE compliant
-- Industry-Leading Integration
-- RF matching optimized for output power, efficiency, and linearity in
a 50 ohm system
-- Compact 7 mm x 7 mm x 1.3 mm surface mount package
ANADIGICS Small-Cell Wireless Infrastructure PA Family Key Specifications:
Product Frequency Band Output Power Efficiency Gain
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AWB7125 860 to 894 MHz +24.5 dBm 15% 30 dB
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AWB7225 860 to 894 MHz +27 dBm 13% 29 dB
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AWB7123 1930 to 1990 MHz +24.5 dBm 18% 31 dB
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AWB7223 1930 to 1990 MHz +27 dBm 14% 29 dB
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AWB7127 2110 to 2170 MHz +24.5 dBm 18% 30 dB
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AWB7227 2110 to 2170 MHz +27 dBm 14% 29 dB
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AWB7128 2620 to 2690 MHz +24.5 dBm 16% 28 dB
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AWB7228 2620 to 2690 MHz +27 dBm 14% 27 dB
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Pre-production samples of the AWB7125 are available now. Engineering samples of the AWB7225 are available now for qualified programs.
Join ANADIGICS at IMS2012
ANADIGICS will participate in the 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium in Montreal, Canada. The ANADIGICS exhibit will be open June 19-21, 2012 and is located at Booth 3514. Additionally, Glenn Eswein, director of product marketing for broadband RF products at ANADIGICS, will be presenting at the Richardson RFPD Booth 1818, at 3:00pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The presentation will focus on small-cell wireless infrastructure power amplifiers.
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ANADIGICS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAD) delivers integrated radio frequency (RF) solutions that OEMs and ODMs demand to optimize the performance of wireless, broadband and cable applications across all major networks and standards. ANADIGICS features a diverse portfolio of highly linear, highly efficient RFICs. Headquartered in Warren, NJ, the company's award-winning products include power amplifiers, tuner integrated circuits, active splitters, line amplifiers and other components that can be purchased individually or packaged as integrated RF and front-end modules. For more information, visit http://www.anadigics.com.
AMSTERDAM, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubee Interactive Corp is pleased to announce that the company will be showcasing a technology demonstration of its 802.11ac WiFi gateway solution at the ANGA Cable Show in Cologne, Germany this week. The demonstration will take place at the Ubee Interactive booth H39 located in Hall 10, Level 2 of the ANGA Cable Show at the Cologne Fair Grounds.
Ubee continues to drive innovation by investing in WiFi R&D for applications in the Cable and DSL industries. The company plans on taking its demonstration directly to customers shortly after the ANGA Show.
The introduction of 802.11ac enabled devices is paramount to meeting accelerating technology trends in the telecommunications industry, which is being driven by ever increasing consumer demand for WiFi bandwidth. 802.11ac offers a significant improvement to wireless reliability, range and coverage in the 5GHz band, key to the success of the roadmap for IP-Video. 802.11ac WiFi products will support a range from 450Mb per second; three times faster than 802.11n, all the way up to transmission speeds in excess of a gigabit per second. Being a leader in wireless technologies, Ubee plans to offer multiple levels of device solutions utilizing 802.11ac.
About Ubee Interactive: Ubee is a global broadband technology company providing residential and commercial wireline and wireless solutions to service providers around the world. The company develops and delivers innovative digital devices to leading operators of converged communication services through its strengths in R&D, design, manufacturing and engineering. The company's product portfolio includes data, voice, video, mobility, and portable devices with over 30 million units deployed worldwide. Ubee has offices in Europe: Amsterdam, Asia: Hsinchu, Taiwan, and The Americas: Englewood, Colorado (USA).
The Groove, a Leading Greenwich Village Club, Implements GANDER.tv Broadcast System from Eyes on the Go
BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eyes on the Go, Inc. (AXCG.PK) announced today that they have implemented the GANDER.tv streaming video broadcast system at The Groove, a premier Greenwich Village club (http://www.gander.tv/venue/groove). The Groove is the only place in New York to host live R&B, Funk and Soul Music seven nights a week. In addition to great bands featured at the Groove, it is not uncommon for celebrities such as Chaka Khan, Lisa Lisa, Peter Guns and Lord Tariq to jam with the Groove bands. In fact, Prince and future Hall of Famers Shaquille O'Neal and Michael Strahan have been spotted doing their thing at the Groove.
Eyes and its GANDER.tv division will be providing live streaming video in addition to providing an extensive library of pre-recorded content for use during down and off times. The Groove will also be offering select shows as a Pay-per-View option to its friends and fans.
According to the Groove Manager Hap Pardo, "GANDER.tv will allow us to bring our distinctive mix of music and artists to a broader audience. The potential of leveraging social media to increase our fan base will mean more awareness of our brand and more interest in attending our shows. We are especially excited about the ability to link videos to our Facebook page and Twitter messages. We look forward to working with the GANDER.tv team to positioning select shows for Pay-per-View events. This will be an excellent vehicle to monetize our digital strategy."
Mary Carey, Eyes Chief Operating Officer commented, "The Groove is a one of a kind club in the Village with amazing shows and bands, we believe this is an excellent beachhead into Greenwich Village which is full of interesting music and comedy clubs. The content from The Groove for our broadcast network is really terrific."
About Eyes on the Go, Inc. and GANDER.tv
Eyes on the Go provides streaming live video and audio for the Hospitality industry through its GANDER.tv web site. Web browsers can view their favorite bars, clubs and performance spaces, or look at venues they are thinking about visiting. The venue can utilize this service to leverage social media and increase traffic to promote their locations.
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RentJuice Introduces Ad Dashboard for Brokers to Analyze Marketing Efforts, Adjust Focus, Improve Results
Provides insight into office activities, creates understanding of the value of different marketing channels
SAN FRANCISCO, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RentJuice®, a Zillow® business and provider of lease marketing technology to thousands of real estate property managers and brokers, today announced the RentJuice Ad Dashboard, a marketing metrics dashboard that gives real estate offices, brokers and agents a place to analyze their efforts and take action to improve results. The Ad Dashboard allows RentJuice users to evaluate production data broken out across key metrics in order to better understand the value of various ad-related strategies and marketing channels like Craigslist® and RentJuice ad syndication.
The Ad Dashboard offers an office-wide dashboard that sheds light on the health of the business, the pace of the team's marketing efforts and where more time should be spent to improve. Users can compare numbers on 1) listings currently advertised, 2) ads created for those listings, 3) leads and 4) deals against previous activity, this week versus last, for example. Lead sources can be categorized and tracked as Craigslist, Friend, Classified, Referral, Website and more.
"The Ad Dashboard is an invaluable advantage in the real estate game that allows users to map out the funnel that is their marketing efforts," said David Vivero, RentJuice founder and vice president of rentals at Zillow. "Similar to Google® Analytics, the metrics provided by the Ad Dashboard give an unprecedented level of visibility into the rental process - from ad creation to closing a deal - showing users what's working and what's not so they can be smarter and more efficient with their time and energy."
Administrators can see a particular agent's dashboard or view analytics on the office as a whole, making the Ad Dashboard a powerful tool for team leaders to oversee marketing efforts and improve control over their company's success. Individual agents can see their own activities and how the office is doing overall to learn what strategies are most effective for closing deals. Offices and agents can use the metrics provided by the RentJuice Ad Dashboard to ensure that they stay strong and consistent with their marketing efforts.
The RentJuice Radar is a customizable component of the Ad Dashboard, which allows offices to zone in on their team's sweet spot by unit configuration and price. The RentJuice Radar indicates:
-- Relative volume of advertised versus available listings by configuration
-- How many views per listing agents are getting in general
-- How an office or agent is doing in comparison to the market
-- Which properties are driving the most views and the most leads
-- Direct access to their unadvertised units to take action and get them
"The Ad Dashboard is exactly what our company needs to gain insight into office activity and make sure we keep the momentum going," said Dee Dee Thomas of American Realty Pros, a RentJuice customer. "Knowing which listings are being re-advertised, who is creating the most ads, who is generating the most leads and where the highest percentage of leads is coming from shows us where our efforts can be turned up to get results."
RentJuice is an online platform that allows property managers and landlords to instantly share their availabilities with partner companies for free to shorten vacancies and improve communication. The Company also offers an upgrade that provides agents, brokers and leasing offices a "virtual rental office," available from a browser, iPhone® or iPad®. RentJuice recently introduced online lease signing for renters, as well as the ability for consumers to fill out RentJuice's "Common Application" online one time in order for their personal information to subsequently prepopulate any real estate office's custom leasing-related forms. From powering a leasing agent's Facebook® page and WordPress website to offering outsourced data entry and automatic ad syndication to dozens of consumer websites such as HotPads and Zillow, RentJuice makes every step of the rental marketing process simpler.
For more information about RentJuice and its benefits for real estate professionals and renters, visit http://www.rentjuice.com.
RentJuice is a leading provider of rental relationship management software for landlords, property managers and rental brokers. Founded in 2009, RentJuice currently serves more than one million rental units, helping rental professionals manage their client relationships and market rental listings to renters. RentJuice was acquired by Zillow, Inc. (Nasdaq: Z), the leading real estate marketplace, in May 2012, and now operates as part of Zillow's growing rentals marketplace.
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