Liquidware Labs(TM) Launches New Program for Technology Alliance Partners
Atlantis Computing(TM), Pivot3® and WHIPTAIL(TM) Join Company's "Prove Your Performance" Program
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidware Labs, the leader in desktop transformation lifecycle solutions, today announced the launch of its "Prove Your Performance" (PYP) Program for Technology Alliance partners who are seeking to provide hard objective data to customers to reinforce the superiority of their products in virtual desktop environments.
"Our 'Prove Your Performance program' is simplicity itself," said J. Tyler Rohrer, Liquidware Labs co-Founder, who heads Alliance partner initiatives. "Our Technology Alliance partners can use our products to provide a crystal clear 'before-and -after' validation proving their products' performance gains. We want to institute validation as a best practice in virtual desktop environments thus providing organizations with the confidence to rapidly scale and expand their use of this game-changing technology."
Inaugural partners WHIPTAIL, Atlantis Computing and Pivot3 have joined the program, which provides these partners with no-cost licenses of Liquidware Labs Stratusphere(TM) UX to deliver validation of their products in POCs, pilots and production. The PYP program is only open to ecosystem vendors whose products support resource capacity, such as storage and memory, in VDI infrastructures.
Partners Welcome Liquidware Labs PYP Program
"With Atlantis ILIO(TM), customers can run very high performance virtual desktops using only server RAM as primary storage - and no shared storage or SSDs. Deployments are fully automated and scale with just the addition of new servers as there is no storage and no storage traffic on the network. With Stratusphere UX, our customers have been measuring their physical PC performance and compare the virtual desktop user experience before and after Atlantis ILIO with exact metrics that validate the cost savings and performance that our solutions deliver at very large scale."
Bernard Harguindeguy, CEO
"WHIPTAIL was honored to be selected as an inaugural invite only partner for the PYP Program. Time and time again we see our all-flash storage arrays saving VDI projects from both a performance and cost perspective and the ability to validate that now using Stratusphere UX brings tremendous value to our pilots and rollouts."
Dan Crain, CEO
"At Pivot3, our mission is to provide our customers with smooth and seamless pilot to production rollouts of high performance VDI projects. We are pleased to work with Liquidware Labs as a Technology Alliance Partner in their PYP program. This program will allow us to benchmark and provide concrete evidence of Pivot3's performance improvements in customers' environments."
Olivier Thierry, CMO
Liquidware Labs is still the only vendor in the VDI industry to offer a complete software suite to support the key phases in a virtual desktop deployment. These critical phases include assessment, design, user migration and virtualization, application virtualization and validation / diagnostics.
Gartner Reports Value of Liquidware Labs Products for Storage Planning
Recently the value of Liquidware Labs integrated approach was highlighted in the Gartner report: "How to Implement Storage for Virtual Desktop Deployments," authored by analyst Matthew Brisse (Jan. 14, 2013).
According to the Gartner report:
"A successful SHVD deployment enables IT organizations to deliver virtual desktops to multiple devices helping boost operational efficiency and security, while enhancing end-user productivity and business agility. Storage is a critical component to this success. IT decision makers often underestimate storage complexity associated with SHVD environments. Planning and understanding the various storage options for SHVD is critical for deploying the right storage architecture, at the right price point, when compared with traditional PC drive pricing."
Liquidware Labs products were mentioned with regard to their value for assessments (Stratusphere FIT), user-installed applications (FlexApp), and user experience optimization and diagnostics and reporting capabilities (Stratusphere UX) as being critical to correctly planning capacity and sizing storage and deploying storage correctly. As a result, key VDI storage providers are leading the charge in deploying Liquidware Labs products to validate their effectiveness.
For more information about Liquidware Labs Prove Your Performance (PYP) Program, visit
Liquidware Labs is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next-generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View®, Citrix® XenDesktop, Red Hat® and Microsoft® Windows 7. The company's innovative Stratusphere and ProfileUnity FlexApp solutions deliver powerful features to accelerate critical desktop transformation phases, including assessing existing physical environments, and decoupling users and applications from the operating system and migrating them to virtual platforms. In POC and production environments, Liquidware Labs solutions support user experience validation, and monitoring and troubleshooting VDI environments. Liquidware Labs products are VMware certified, and are available through a global network of partners. Visit http://www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information.
Liquidware Labs, Stratusphere and ProfileUnity FlexApp are all trademarks of Liquidware Labs Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ScanSee Social Commerce App Helps Local Businesses Compete in Today's Mobile World
Austin Experience Feature Connects SXSW Visitors to Iconic Austin Places
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ScanSee, a new comprehensive mobile app that connects retailers, suppliers and consumers, announced its launch in Austin to coincide with South by Southwest (SXSW). The company also announced an important app feature for SXSW visitors called the Austin Experience, which will be active for this year's festival and will direct visitors to local businesses that are unique to Austin.
"We are excited to partner with GoLocal and many others to deliver the Austin Experience feature during South by Southwest so we can help promote many of the unique businesses that are must-sees for Austin visitors," said Roy Truitt, co-founder and chief executive officer of ScanSee.
Perhaps more importantly, ScanSee's innovative approach helps local businesses compete in the mobile marketplace year round by building a custom mobile app, or AppSite((TM)), that also serves as a mobile website. Not only does ScanSee build the AppSites( )for its clients, but it also helps businesses manage and promote their AppSite, as well as drive traffic to the business' AppSite, website and retail location.
"Local business support is at the heart of Austin, and ScanSee truly levels the playing field for those brick-and-mortar businesses that are trying to compete with major retailers and Internet-based companies," said Truitt. "ScanSee aggregates and processes vast amounts of information to fill the gap that often exists between local businesses and their potential customers.
"In today's mobile society every retailer needs a mobile app to compete, but for most retailers it does not make sense to spend tens of thousands of dollars building an app, placing it on the AppStore and hoping somebody finds it, downloads and uses it," said Truitt. "ScanSee builds custom, affordable apps for retailers, shows them how to promote it, helps them manage it and works hard to help the retailer be seen."
For retailers, ScanSee allows local businesses to interact with consumers anywhere, anytime. Stores can display a variety of information--including their logo, special offers and store location--in text, graphics or video, and can link to any page in their existing website or other locations on the Internet, such as YouTube. Consumers can access this data on demand; and retailers can access their dashboard at ScanSee for aggregated marketing data.
Businesses can also include inventories in ScanSee's database so their location appears when a consumer searches for a product or service. These actions direct traffic to retailers' stores and websites.
ScanSee already has more than 50 local businesses signed up, including several iconic Austin companies, such as RunTex, Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, Mighty Fine Burgers and Austin's Parks.
"We really like how easy ScanSee makes it for us to have a mobile website for our guests," said Allyson Young, human resources and brand director for K & N Management, the creators and owners of Mighty Fine and the licensed area developer for the Austin area Rudy's Country Store. "The simplicity of the ScanSee app streamlines the information about our stores and products and makes it easy to read for guests using their mobile phones."
For consumers, ScanSee combines the best of multiple applications into one easy-to-use app. Users can access a full range of features, including creating shopping lists, finding products and services in brick-and-mortar stores, finding daily deals from local businesses, scanning UPC and QR codes, creating wish lists, and more.
"ScanSee allows us to have a strong mobile platform to present our story, products and sales to the everyday consumer who is on the go," Paul Carrozza, owner of RunTex, said. "People are continuously moving to the City of Austin, whether it's new full-time residents or college students, and we are always looking for the best ways to introduce them to RunTex. If these new residents already have the ScanSee app, they'll be able to find us and connect with us quickly."
In addition to the app's benefit to retailers and consumers, ScanSee was founded to benefit education. ScanSee gives back 50 percent of its profits to qualifying universities. When using the app, consumers can select their favorite university to receive ScanSee's donations.
"Our immediate goal is to help local businesses connect with consumers in today's space, but our ultimate goal is to provide support for higher education," said Nate Ungarean, co-founder and chief operating officer of ScanSee. "We're here to give back to the community and to give Austin's businesses new tools and the integrated support they need to be even more successful."
ScanSee is available as a free smartphone/web application at the iTunes store and for Androids. For more information or to download the app, visit ScanSee.com.
Through SXSW, ScanSee is offering a free listing to Austin businesses that includes an "About Us" section and key word search at ScanSee.com/free.
ScanSee is a social commerce company based in Austin, Texas, devoted to helping local businesses compete in the new mobile marketplace and saving shoppers time and money. It also empowers consumers to support higher education. Concerned about the financial challenges facing public universities and encouraged by The University of Texas at Austin, the National Math and Science Initiative and key investors, Roy Truitt and Nate Ungarean founded the company in 2011 with the goal of building an innovative self-sustaining solution to help fund education. As a commitment to this goal, ScanSee donates 50 percent of profits to qualifying universities.
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xUnit.net Agile Testing Tool Becomes Outercurve Foundation Open Source Project
xUnit.net's inclusion in Outercurve's ASP.NET gallery clears the way for outside code contributions and assures the delivery of a major new milestone release
BOSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Outercurve Foundation today announced that xUnit.net, a popular unit-testing tool for .NET, is the latest addition to its growing ASP.NET gallery. xUnit.net delivers an extensible, free and open source framework to make test-driven development more manageable for enterprise agile developers who are using the .NET platform.
The xUnit.net project provides unit testing for C#, F#, VB.NET and other .NET languages. Originally created in 2007, the project was immediately successful with developers due to its strong feature alignment with the .NET Framework, with each release receiving thousands of downloads. Project leaders Jim Newkirk (the open source veteran who built the NUnit framework) and Brad Wilson were both original members of Microsoft 's CodePlex team, and are excited about xUnit.net's future prospects under the Outercurve Foundation's governance.
"Developers are fond of xUnit.net for test-driven development because it was designed by expert agile practitioners for practitioners," said Brad Wilson, principal software developer at Tier 3 and co-creator of xUnit.net. "Moving xUnit.net to Outercurve and allowing outside code contribution allows us to bring even greater community expertise together and accelerate innovative advancements in the tool. Jim and I are looking forward to these contributions playing an important role in the upcoming 2.0 release."
The Outercurve Foundation offers IP governance and neutrality to accelerate the success of open source projects. Microsoft has assigned its copyrights to the foundation, making it easy for the xUnit.net project leaders to accept code contributions and polls from the community. xUnit.net's admittance into Outercurve also clears the way for a major new update release and distribution via the Foundation's NuGet package updating system.
The xUnit.net 2.0 milestone will take advantage of the capabilities found in .NET 4.5, including asynchronous tests and testing in parallel. These features will save time, allow developers greater flexibility in scheduling testing, and simplify the testing process by running multiple components and subcomponents on the same hardware simultaneously. Its release will add further momentum to Outercurve's ASP.NET gallery.
"xUnit.net is the 11(th) project in Outercurve's ASP.NET gallery. The gallery has experienced a remarkable increase in contributors since its inception, garnering over 12M downloads across all projects," said Outercurve Foundation executive director Paula Hunter. "Gallery projects including NuGet, CronoZoom and Orchard are establishing a new wave of successful open source technologies on the .NET platform. We look forward to deploying the resources of our dedicated staff to ensure the healthy growth of xUnit.net's community and project vitality going forward."
The ASP.NET Open Source Gallery's mission is to support ASP.NET open source projects and develop features of ASP.NET with greater community involvement. The gallery is a collaborative environment for ASP.NET open source projects and passionate developers who want to solve problems with innovative solutions.
About The Outercurve Foundation
The Outercurve Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation created as a forum in which open source communities and the software development community can come together with the shared goal of increasing participation in open source community projects.
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EXFO and RAD Enhance Their Combined, End-to-End Network Monitoring Solution
In addition to RAD's ETX EtherAccess Ethernet demarcation device, EXFO's
Brix Service Assurance solution for network provisioning,
troubleshooting and maintenance now supports RAD's new MiNID Service
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO) (TSX:
EXF) and RAD Data Communications announced today that they have
enhanced the interoperability of their combined, end-to-end network
monitoring solution. In addition to RAD's ETX EtherAccess Ethernet
Demarcation device, EXFO's Brix Service Assurance solution for network
provisioning, troubleshooting and maintenance now supports RAD's new
MiNID Service Assurance SFP.
This joint solution provides operators with a complete network
monitoring approach. It combines the highly scalable monitoring and
analysis power of EXFO's BrixWorx correlation and analysis engine and
Brix Verifier network appliances with RAD's ETX EtherAccess demarcation
devices located at the customer premises. EXFO's BrixWorx solution
supports interworking with RAD network demarcation devices and
applications, offering a deeper level of integration between the
devices and enabling greater visibility of the service and circuit
performance at the customer handoff or within the core.
The end result is a powerful monitoring and service-assurance solution
enabling greater visibility of the end-to-end network as well as
circuit performance. Network visibility ultimately leads to fewer
network outages and proactive monitoring detects degradations before
they affect customers.
"The Brix solution allows operators to monitor their networks from end
to end and correlates all the relevant metrics in one integrated
system," said Claudio Mazzuca, Vice-President of EXFO's Service
Assurance Division. "In 2012, we developed the initial integration with
RAD NIDs into the Brix System. That integration allows operators to
leverage their embedded RAD devices with their existing or new Brix
System to streamline operations and reduce both their OPEX and CAPEX.
Today, we are adding RAD's new MiNID SFPs to our integrated solution,
further expanding the interoperability of the Brix System."
"With RAD's Service Assured Access solution, service providers can now
build an entire access network or enhance specific segments of their
network with MEF CE 2.0-certified functionality, lowering their total
cost of ownership while increasing revenues from SLA-based services,"
explained Amir Karo, RAD's Vice-President of Business Development and
Marketing. "The combined RAD-EXFO solution offers a superior platform
for service providers to reduce their operating expenses using a
comprehensive and integrated demarcation and monitoring system."
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers
in the global telecommunications industry. The company offers
innovative solutions for the development, installation, management and
maintenance of converged, IP fixed and mobile networks--from the core to
the edge. Key technologies supported include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet,
OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various optical technologies accounting
for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic test market. EXFO has a
staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries, supporting more
than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.EXFO.com.
RAD Data Communications provides Service Assured Access solutions that
reduce operational complexity and improve service profitability for
retail, wholesale and mobile service providers, as well as evolutional
migration solutions for service providers and power and transportation
utilities, facilitating a smooth, secure and cost-effective transition
to packet-based networks. RAD's multi-faceted in-house technology
embraces OAM and performance management; service assurance; traffic
management; fault management; synchronization and timing over packet;
TDM pseudowire; ASIC and FPGA development; hardware miniaturization;
and SFP form-factor solutions. The company's installed base exceeds
12,000,000 units and encompasses more than 150 service providers around
the world, including Bharti Airtel, British Telecom, CenturyLink, China
Mobile, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Embratel, France
Telecom/Orange, Hutchison, KDDI, KPN, SingTel, SoftBank, Sprint,
Telefónica, A1 Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, Telus, T-Mobile,
Verizon International, and Vodafone. RAD is active in industry
standardization bodies such as the IETF, Broadband Forum, ITU, and MEF.
RAD is a member of the $1.2 billion RAD Group of companies, a world
leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.
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German HSM Manufacturer Utimaco Provides the Anchor of Trust for PrimeKey's Revolutionary, Ready-to-use PKI Appliance
AACHEN, Germany, and SAN FRANCISCO, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- Visit Utimaco Safeware AG next week at PrimeKey's booth #459 during the RSA
Conference in San Francisco
"Made in Germany" stands for sophisticated engineering that is robust and flawless.
Values which naturally also ring true for hardware security modules (HSMs) from Utimaco,
the European leader in tamper-responsive HSMs. Utimaco's SafeGuard CryptoServer portfolio
is fully certified to FIPS 140, level 3 or 4, and therefore meets the highest level of
security in the market.
Driven by its quest for product quality, PrimeKey Solutions AB (PrimeKey) chose to
bring Utimaco into the product development team for the PrimeKey PKI appliance. The
clincher for PrimeKey, however, is Utimaco's deep industry know-how paired with
exceptional commitment and a hands-on, problem-solving mentality. Utimaco integrates its
HSMs as OEM-ware into partner solutions or as standard products within joint projects. "We
are delighted that we were able to win over Utimaco as an extraordinary partner. They
helped craft our PrimeKey PKI appliance with their commitment and expertise, leading to a
whole new product type on the crypto market," says Admir Abdurahmanovic, VP and co-founder
At this year's RSA Conference, PrimeKey is launching its new ground-breaking PKI
appliance, which combines the security, reliability, trust and deployment of PKI in one
hardware device. It sets up a complete private key infrastructure (PKI) with no
installation and no configuration necessary. While PrimeKey is the visionary mastermind
behind this crypto appliance, a collaborative partnership resulted in its ultimate
realization. PrimeKey's two long-time partners, C2 Company from San Mateo, California, and
Utimaco Safeware AG from Germany, joined forces for the project.
The trust provider for the PKI appliance is Utimaco, whose tamper-responsive HSMs are
at the heart of PrimeKey's product. The engineers neatly integrated the HSM into the
appliance to deliver a robust architecture and sleek processing performance. C2 Company is
in charge of deployment, which comprises devising and integrating the unique security
policy, the adaptation to PKI systems as well as rollout and operation mode.
Because the PrimeKey PKI appliance is set up in a snap, it provides rapid deployment
and low maintenance costs. It makes PKI even interesting for smaller companies who require
thorough key protection for their sensitive data, but who have never been able to master
the integration process before. The ease of use on the client side is achieved by teaming
up highly sophisticated crypto technology with unparalleled industry know-how.
Visit Utimaco Safeware AG during this year's RSA Conference in San Francisco, from
February 25 to March 1, at booth #459 - and discover how Utimaco, together with PrimeKey
Solutions AB, can help you make your vision of security a reality.
Utimaco Safeware AG, a member of the Sophos Group, has been a global leading provider
for data encryption and the related cryptography for 25 years. The division of Hardware
Security Modules (HSM) provides a comprehensive product portfolio for security
requirements in industrial applications including the only freely-programmable HSM
technology. Utimaco HSM develops and produces its CryptoServer product lines exclusively
in its German headquarters. Utimaco HSM operates globally through its own sales and
service network in Germany and North America and through its international partner
Utimaco Safeware AG - A member of the Sophos Group
Online Community 21st Century IT Will Help SMBs & Channel Partners Address New Technologies & Business Concepts
UBM's 21st Century IT's new look is designed to guide IT professionals and their partners in the solution provider sector through implementation of cloud computing, big-data analytics, information security, and advanced storage concepts
NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's DeusM and Channel groups today launched a refreshed version of 21(st) Century IT, an online community for IT professionals in the SMB marketplace and their channel partners, as they work together to leverage some of the core technologies and business concepts that are driving dramatic changes in their industries.
The community is built around the website 21cIT.com and extends through presence on social media outlets LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. 21(st) Century IT features expert bloggers who will share advice with IT pros and their partners, as well as discussion forums on the website and in social media outlets where community members can exchange ideas and peer advice. It is a community that engages insightful voices and opinions to shed light on the important issues and solutions dealing with cloud computing, big-data analytics, information security, and storage.
Daily blogs and busy message boards will be complemented by regular live chats and webcasts about how IT pros in small and midsized companies can optimize cloud computing, analytics, security technologies, and emerging storage options to drive business growth. Bloggers also will explore how channel partners, including resellers and solution and service providers, can support SMBs in addressing their technical challenges.
Experienced technology journalist James Connolly was named editor in chief. "SMBs are dealing with a flood of technology change and demands to implement new information products and services. They can't do it alone, and they need the support and guidance of partners in the channel," Connolly said. "Through 21st Century IT we have an opportunity to bring together those IT pros in SMBs and channel partners, and provide a forum that will help them achieve mutual success."
The site is published by UBM Technology's DeusM and Channel groups; NetApp is the exclusive sponsor.
UBM DeusM (http://www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc and operated as a Unit of UBM Tech, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than forty-five successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.
About UBM Tech Channel
UBM Tech's Channel is the leading provider of information, research, and conferences for solution providers and vendors in the technology industry. With over 30 years of experience and engagement with solution providers, our brands have fostered an unparalleled level of audience loyalty and credibility.
About UBM Tech
UBM Tech (http://www.ubm.com/tech) is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry. Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market-- engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals. UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
Silverpop's Digital Marketing University Series Helps Marketers Improve Customer Engagement and Increase Revenue through Behavior-Driven Campaigns
Thought Leaders and Industry Experts Lead 15-City, Educational Road Show
ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverpop(TM), the only digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile and social, today announces the launch of Digital Marketing University, a multi-city roadshow aimed at helping marketers of all types thrive in today's constantly evolving digital landscape. Buyers are more empowered than ever and interact with multiple brands, multiple times each day via various channels and devices. Today's marketers need to deliver the most personally relevant content possible, based on a buyer's behaviors and declared preferences. By bringing together Silverpop experts, industry thought leaders and real-life marketers to showcase their results, this event will help turn the goal of behavioral marketing automation into a reality.
These free, half-day events will provide marketers with deep-dive courses in digital marketing focused specifically on:
-- Improving customer engagement and message reach by delivering
-- More effectively targeting, acquiring and converting prospects by
leveraging marketing automation
-- Learning real-life success stories from marketers who have transformed
marketing and implemented programs that increased ROI and drove more
revenue for their companies
-- Creating roadmaps to digital marketing success that align with each
marketer's specific business goals
"Audiences today are demanding to be treated as individuals, and marketers must respond to those demands with the right experience and the best tools in order to give them what they want," said Eric Holmen, Silverpop's SVP of marketing. "We are bringing together some of the industry's best experts and taking them on the road. The content is designed for marketers who are ready for Digital Marketing 2.0, who see the urgency of personalizing a marketing experience based on behaviors, and understand the necessity of embracing automation to make it work at scale. When this next generation of marketers finishes their time at Digital Marketing University, they will have the foundation they need to pursue the future with confidence."
The Digital Marketing roadshow begins March 12 in San Francisco at the Hilton Financial District. In addition to this event, the tour will have stops in the following cities throughout 2013:
-- Los Angeles (March 14)
-- Santa Clara (April 16)
-- Austin (April 23)
-- Chicago (April 25)
-- Washington, D.C. (May 2)
-- Orange County, Calif. (May 21)
-- Seattle (Aug. 8)
-- Atlanta (Sept. 11)
-- New York City (Sept. 17)
-- Philadelphia (Sept. 24)
-- Boston (Oct. 3)
-- Toronto (Oct. 9)
-- Detroit (Oct. 16)
-- Orlando (Oct. 23)
For more information about Digital Marketing University or to register for an event near you, click here. Additional thought leadership from Silverpop experts and partners can be accessed within the company's Resources section, found here.
Silverpop is the only digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile, and social. Its customers achieve superior Return on Relationship by uniquely engaging each individual based on their behaviors and then automating personalized experiences that increase revenue, improve ROI, and deepen brand loyalty. Silverpop's commitment is to offer a platform that is complete, not complex--so that marketers from any size organization can easily achieve digital marketing success.The companyoffers a world-class services team, 24/7 customer support and a network of partners to ensure that every client gets the right mix of solutions for their specific digital marketing needs. Silverpop is trusted by more than 5,000 brands around the globe. Visit us at silverpop.com.
Manager of Corporate Communications-Silverpop
Silent Circle Adds Breakthrough Encrypted Attachment Support To Silent Text App
Users can now share almost any type of file through Silent Text's encrypted peer-to-peer messaging and use its Burn Notice feature to auto-delete sent messages and attachments from all devices
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Silent Circle, the global private encrypted communications firm revolutionizing privacy and security on mobile devices, today announced unprecedented features in the company's updated Silent Text secure messaging app for iOS. Customers can now:
-- Send private encrypted messages and use Silent Text's innovative "Burn
Notice" feature to auto-delete sent messages and attachments from
senders' and receivers' devices for maximum security.
-- Attach, encrypt and send files, including business documents in Pages,
Keynote, Numbers, iBooks, as well as Microsoft Office documents, movies,
photos and other formats up to 65MB in size.
-- Leverage other new features allowing users to include map locations,
photos, voice recordings or videos, extending Silent Text's lead as the
industry's unparalleled secure messaging solution.
"Silent Circle pioneered an entirely new model of secure mobile messaging with Silent Text and now our app's ability to encrypt and send large files gives our customers the benefits of secure information sharing and collaboration at the tap of a touchscreen," said Silent Circle co-founder and CTO, Jon Callas. "This is unprecedented on a mobile platform - our users can not only send almost any type of file securely, but also have the option of effectively 'un-sending' any message they sent with a Burn Notice, leaving no traces in transit or on any device. Silent Text changes the way users operate and the very definition of secure mobile communications."
Silent Text achieves its mobile communications security breakthroughs by combining powerful, seamless encryption with flexible attachment support for more than 25 file types to give users complete control over their private messages and data. Using Silent Circle's secure, global network, Silent Text routes messages and attachments between individuals' devices using peer-to-peer encryption eliminating third-party key management and tampering risks. The app works anywhere users have access to EDGE, 3G or 4G cellular or Wi-Fi networks.
"Silent Text adds essential BYOD protection, particularly for senior executives and other enterprise and organizational leaders relying on their personal devices for confidential, time-sensitive communications," added Silent Circle CEO and co-founder Mike Janke, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and member of the company's all-star management team including former military special operations service members and cryptography experts behind PGP and Apple's Whole Disk Encryption. "The ability to 'go secure' as needed with your existing device on any network holds priceless advantages for business negotiators, technicians servicing sensitive equipment in the field or government missions spanning global, untrusted networks."
Silent Text's new location feature gives users the option of sharing their current location in messages through an embedded map display. Users can also embed photos and videos taken with a new, in-app camera and secured in encrypted memory separate from routine media storage on iOS devices.
The latest version of Silent Text for iOS is available today via an app update for existing users. New users can download the app from the App Store and activate it after opening an account at Silent Circle's website. As part of a $20.00 per month subscription, users can send unlimited messages through the service to other Silent Circle subscribers, make encrypted mobile video and voice calls via Silent Phone and send encrypted e-mail with Silent Mail.
Utilizing the computing power of today's smartphones and tablets, Silent Circle's apps and private network do not require hardware modifications, tokens or other ancillary items with users' devices. Subscribers simply gain built-in, high-security apps for calls, texts, e-mail and conferencing (alongside their devices' native apps) that integrate with their existing contacts, favorites and other device information. Silent Circle combines apps and other proprietary technologies to meet the secure communications needs of enterprises and individuals around the world with absolutely no back doors.
About Silent Circle's "Silent Suite" of apps:
-- Silent Phone: Encrypted voice and video calls on mobile devices.
Currently available for iOS and Android, it can be used with Wi-Fi,
EDGE, 3G or 4G cellular anywhere in the world.
-- Silent Text: Encrypted text messaging with attachments and "Burn Notice"
feature for permanently deleting messages from device registries.
Currently available for iOS with Android version under development.
-- Silent Eyes: Encrypted video and voice teleconferencing from laptops and
business conference systems through Silent Circle's custom HD network.
Compatible with Silent Phone. Currently available for Windows.
-- Silent Mail: Coming soon, Silent Mail offers encrypted e-mail on Silent
Circle's private, secure network. It is compatible with popular e-mail
ABOUT SILENT CIRCLE
Silent Circle is a global, private encrypted communications service headquartered in Washington D.C. that provides cutting-edge encrypted text, e-mail, mobile phone and video teleconferencing services through a secure, proprietary network and software apps. Silent Circle was co-founded by Mike Janke, former Navy SEAL and best-selling author, and Phil Zimmermann, the world famous Silicon Valley creator of Internet encryption for voice and data and 2012 inductee into the Internet Hall of Fame. For more on Silent Circle, go to: https://www.silentcircle.com
Mobile App Empowers Educators Facing Campus Threats
Crisis360TM accelerates emergency response and recovery
HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators reacting to campus emergencies have a new ally. Crisis360, a web-based and mobile application suite for Apple, Android and Windows devices, allows universities to rapidly communicate critical information to ensure safety and maintain business continuity.
Whether facing natural disasters, public health emergencies or terrorism, emergency responders need accurate, up-to-date information to save lives, better protect assets and recover quickly. But gathering, organizing and communicating status is often a daunting, time-consuming challenge.
With Crisis360, emergency management teams have the complete situational picture at their fingertips. The application has already become an integral part of the emergency response plan at the University of California San Francisco.
"Crisis360 addresses the ... need to acquire situational awareness and achieve a common operating picture quickly," said Christopher Jones, Director of Homeland Security Emergency Management for UCSF. "The app's potential continues to amaze me every time I open it."
Jon Shale, Director of Product Development for Crisis360, says that the app's potential reaches beyond emergency management because universities, government agencies and businesses can tailor the app to maintain a complete picture for their organization.
"Crisis360 has been designed from the beginning to be completely customizable and flexible for any campus emergency management team," Shale said.
In March, Shale and Jones will discuss mobile-enabled situational awareness at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga's inaugural "Best Practices in Higher Education Emergency Management" conference.
Crisis360 also includes FlexOrg(TM), which allows any organizational hierarchy to be modeled and tracked with unique data elements through reusable templates. Emergency managers can maintain and deliver insight to the organization anytime, anywhere.
Crisis360 is available for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows devices, with specific solutions for Higher Education, Healthcare, Restaurants, Financial Institutions, Property Management and Government.
Crisis360(TM) is a cloud-based comprehensive mobile and web-based emergency management application suite for emergency management, business continuity professionals and first responders. Crisis360 empowers staff to capture, communicate and report crisis impact and recovery information anywhere, anytime to achieve situational awareness and implement business continuity to get back to normal operations rapidly. Visit Crisis360app.com or @Crisis360app on Twitter.
Crisis360(TM) is powered by Smartbridge(TM), a Houston-based technology and business consulting firm founded in 2003, providing technology strategy and implementation services to businesses around the globe. Visit Smartbridge.com or @SmartbridgeLLC on Twitter.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP is pleased to announce that it has launched a new firm website. The website, which can be found at http://www.beneschlaw.com, features helpful enhancements for clients and other site visitors seeking information about Benesch including:
-- A contemporary, single-page homepage navigation, showcasing client
experience and features
-- Simplified site search, including type-ahead functionality
-- Easier access to firm and attorney experience through seamless
integration throughout the site
-- Access to client bulletins, blogs and other social media
"We revamped our firm website to ensure that our clients, lawyers and the general public have easy access to firm information including past experience and timely information in connection with all of our practice and industry groups." said Ira C. Kaplan, Benesch's Managing Partner. "We are committed to being on the cutting edge of law firm technology and client service, and our new user-friendly website confirms our commitment."
Benesch partnered closely with Chicago-based One North Interactive to conceive and develop the site. For both teams, the focus was on providing the very best client experience possible, while also taking advantage of new technologies.
"The newly launched Beneshlaw.com represents what is possible when creative, user experience and technology disciplines work together with a forward-thinking firm," notes John Simpson, CEO & Founder of One North Interactive. "One North Interactive is particularly proud of the bold, contemporary design and thoughtful user experience. We believe the site is a true reflection of the dynamic nature of the firm today."
With offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Shanghai, White Plains and Wilmington, Benesch's practice and industry groups include Business Reorganization, the China Group, Compensation & Benefits, Construction, Commercial Finance & Banking, Corporate & Securities, Litigation, Energy, Health Care, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment, Polymer Industry, Private Equity, Public Finance, Public Law, Real Estate & Environmental, Tax, Transportation & Logistics, and Estate Planning & Probate. Benesch is dedicated to superior client service through its first in service program and is focused on growth both organically and geographically in order to continuously improve its ability to serve its clients. For more information, visit http://www.beneschlaw.com.
King.com Expands its Global Footprint with Local Game Releases in Asia
King.com's Candy Crush Saga topples Windows Live Messenger for the coveted #1 most popular overall Facebook application by daily and monthly active user
SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- King.com, the leading casual social games company, today announces that it will be offering two of its most popular Facebook games, Candy Crush Saga and Bubble Witch Saga, in both the Japanese and Korean markets - localizing the versions for each region. Mobile iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Google Play (Android) versions of both localized games will be following shortly.
The company also announced that it has nearly doubled its monthly gameplays in less than a month, now seeing over 9 billion gameplays a month. Additionally, Candy Crush Saga has taken over as the largest application on Facebook amongst all categories - leading over Windows Live Messenger, Spotify, Yahoo! and others by daily and monthly active user according to AppData.
Separately, King.com announced that in Hong Kong more than 1 million daily players are already enjoying Candy Crush Saga even prior to the launch of the localized version - almost 1/7(th) of the entire population.
"We have been looking towards Asian markets for some time now and feel this is the perfect time to offer localized versions of our games in Japan and Korea," said Riccardo Zacconi, co-founder and CEO of King.com. "We are delighted to see our hit game Candy Crush Saga being played by one out of every seven residents of Hong Kong. People have been literally asking strangers on the street to friend them and give them lives so they can continue playing the game without waiting."
King.com is a worldwide leader in casual social games with more than 9 billion games played per month globally. King.com offers over 150 exclusive games in 12 languages through its premier destination, King.com (http://www.king.com), mobile devices (iOS and Android), Google Play, and Facebook, where it is a top 10 Facebook developer. The company is the exclusive provider of online games for leading global portals, websites and media companies. King.com has offices in London, Stockholm, Barcelona, Bucharest, Hamburg, Malta, Malmo and San Francisco. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.
RA'ANANA, Israel, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
MTS - Mer Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: MTSL), a global
provider of MVNE, Mobile Money and TEM services, today announced the first deployments of
its Mobile Money solution for a customer in Africa. MTS will provide the solution in a
managed service/revenue share model with a minimum value of $460,000 over three year
The Mobile Money solution targets the cellular users who do not have bank accounts and
extends the MTS's MVNE offering. This solution will also be offered as standalone product
to financial service providers (FSPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs).
The solution provides financial services to s end users such as cash deposit,
withdrawal, balance query, money transfers, goods purchases, remittances and bill
payments, using their mobile phone.
"The launch of the Mobile Money solution opens a new opportunity for MTS in the FSP
market and allows our MVNOs to differentiate and grow their business by adding financial
services to their offerings." said Eytan Bar, MTS CEO.
The Mobile Money solution supports customer access through different technologies
(STK, SMS, USSD, Smart Phones App and Web) and manages the customer lifecycle, agents and
merchant accounts. In addition, the MFS solution supports the management of budget
accounts that allow the allocation and dedication of funds to purchase certain goods.
MTS is a worldwide provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM), MVNE and Mobile Money
services and solutions.
Headquartered in Israel, MTS markets its solutions through wholly owned subsidiaries
in the United States, Hong Kong and distribution channels. MTS shares are traded on the
NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol MTSL). For more information please visit the MTS web site: http://www.mtsint.com [ file://\lonpivdocsAppDataLocalTempAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet
Certain matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, risks in
product development plans and schedules, rapid technological change, changes and delays in
product approval and introduction, customer acceptance of new products, the impact of
competitive products and pricing, market acceptance, the lengthy sales cycle, proprietary
rights of the Company and its competitors, risk of operations in Israel, government
regulations, dependence on third parties to manufacture products, general economic
conditions and other risk factors detailed in the Company's filings with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission.
CommVault Selected By Northgate Managed Services To Provide Data And Information Management For Europe's First Education Cloud
Centralised Backup and Archiving Services Ensure Protection and Access for Cloud Storage at Massive Scale
READING, England, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT)-- CommVault today announced that Northgate Managed Services (Northgate) has chosen CommVault® Simpana® software to deliver a range of data management services for Europe's first Private Education Cloud as part of a collaborative project with C2k to equip schools in Northern Ireland with Internet and other technology services.
The initiative will provide cloud services to 1,200 schools and more than 350,000 teachers and learners. Northgate and CommVault, along with other key vendor partners, will design, implement, manage and support this 'first of its kind' cloud environment.
A key aspect of the new service will be to facilitate the increased use of mobile devices. It will also take into account the need for increased bandwidth and data storage, with an emphasis on the centralised hosting of applications and the increasing use of WiFi in networks. As a result, major improvements in the use of digital technologies will be delivered to all schools.
CommVault was ultimately selected by Northgate as a result of its ability to provide a single and integrated solution to Education Network NI, resulting in an improved and manageable operational cost. With its Simpana software platform, CommVault offers a truly optimal solution that delivers robust data management capabilities, including backup and recovery, archiving and anywhere, anytime end-user access to information, made possible through mobile computing and the cloud.
This new solution creates a dynamic, flexible service which provides schools with increased access to learning resources and the ability to collaborate and develop skills which will equip learners for the future. It includes:
-- Modernised data protection including integrated backup, recovery and
archive and search capabilities
-- A multi-tenant architecture to deliver shared services and secure,
self-service operations for mobile users
-- An optimised environment through virtualisation
-- Reduced network bandwidth requirements and storage costs through data
deduplication and compression
-- Security through data encryption
Northgate's "My-School," a cloud-based online learning environment, which promotes independent learning, is also included. My-School allows students and teachers to access their school's on-line systems and applications 24x7, from any device with Internet access, through a pay-per-user licensing agreement that schools can deploy without further investment in IT infrastructure.
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"Northgate and C2k are giving teachers and pupils access to the best learning resources available, allowing teachers, pupils and parents to work together to support learning. CommVault's Simpana software plays a key role in this effort by optimising the utilisation of IT resources and improving access to information for multiple users and groups, including teachers and individual schools in remote sites," said Nigel Tozer, Business Development Director for EMEA, CommVault. "Simpana software enables C2k to understand and profile user storage consumption at a very granular level in order to identify the data that exists on primary systems and better predict growth to help with future budgeting."
"The award of this contract is a tremendous achievement for Northgate, CommVault and the other suppliers involved," said James Turnbull, Managing Director, Sales at Northgate Managed Services. "We chose Simpana software to integrate with our solution, as it offers a flexible and scalable approach to the management of data -- with a comprehensive platform of integrated applications, ensuring we have a system fit for the future."
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KnowledgeConnection Unleashes Unique Shopping Experience for Dog Lovers at FromOurDogsToYours.com
GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sure there are many places to find gifts and supplies for the dogs in your life, but how many offer stories and product recommendations from dogs themselves -- who are actually in charge? That is the premise behind FromOurDogsToYours.com (http://FromOurDogsToYours.com), an Internet-based pet shop "managed" by proprietors Chip and Reilly and presented by KnowledgeConnection.
Chip and Reilly discuss events or situations in the lives of dogs and present product recommendations based on their experiences, those of their friends or sometimes simply items from their wish lists. Reilly, a four-year-old Dalmatian is the primary spokesdog for FromOurDogsToYours.com, being the self-proclaimed "eye candy" of the team. Chip, the business side of the organization (backed by a team of MBAs from KnowlegeConnection), is a twelve-year-old Dachshund/Poodle mix.
The four-legged proprietors are assisted in managing the store by their "pets" - otherwise known as people - who have education and experience with animals, retailing, business and the web. In the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that it is the human pets that are writing the stories and making the product recommendations in the names of Chip and Reilly.
"It's fun creating personas we see in the dogs and writing as them," says Christina Booker of FromOurDogsToYours.com and one of Reilly's pets. "We wanted to take a unique approach in helping people find things their dogs would like or that would be good for them."
One popular posting on the site is the description of a combination end table / dog bed by Chip, who relates the true-to-life story behind the item. His pets purchased it for Chip's use after his doctor recommended mobility limitations following back surgery. While the surgery is well behind him, Chip continues to utilize the bed out of his pets' fear of recurrence as a result of his penchant for relaxing on the sofa.
Products advertised at FromOurDogsToYours.com are offered by and linked directly to major retailers, who actually make the sales and product shipments so customers can transact in comfort, knowing their purchases are being handled securely and reliably. Those major retailers also provide customer service after the sale and specify return policies.
About Knowledge Connection LLC
Knowledge Connection LLC (http://KnowledgeConnectionLLC.com) is a digital media company, providing expertise and services to clients in the areas of blogging, podcasting and social media management. In today's business environment, which requires many companies to interact with their customers and potential customers where they are active in order to be successful, digital media presence can make the difference.
For more information: Barry Birkett, KnowledgeConnection, 646-580-5669.
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Inmarsat [http://www.inmarsat.com ] (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global
mobile satellite communications services, has won the 'Best Telecommunications PLC'
category at the UK Stock Market Awards 2013, in competition with BT, Mobile Streams,
TalkTalk Telecom and Telecom Plus.
The annual awards, presented during a gala dinner at the historic Honourable Artillery
Company in central London, are organised by MSM Media Group to recognise publicly quoted
UK companies that are 'truly creating shareholder value'.
The shortlisted companies in the UK Stock Market Awards were judged by a ten-strong
panel, drawn from leading City investment firms and professional advisors, and led by Russ
Mould, editor of Shares Magazine. In assessing the entries, the award judges were looking
for evidence of excellent financial performance, strategic and operational development and
robust total shareholder return during 2012.
Andrew Sukawaty, chairman, Inmarsat, commented: "The Inmarsat team is honoured and
pleased to accept this award. We have all worked tirelessly to develop our business in a
way which delivers both customer value and superior shareholder returns. We are grateful
to the prestigious panel of experts at the UK Stock Market awards and MSM Media Group for
their recognition of our market performance."
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data
communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of
services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,500
staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and
centres of commerce on every continent. For more information, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com
CONTACT: For Further Information: Inmarsat, Jonathan Sinnatt, Media Relations, T: +44 (0)20 7728 1935, firstname.lastname@example.org
MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Inc. today announced the D7100, the HD-SLR that ushers in a new era of DX-format image quality and functionality for the experienced shooter and photo enthusiast. The lightweight Nikon D7100 has an impressive array of intuitive features and controls bolstered by rapid performance and a robust feature set that includes a new 24.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, Nikon's 51-point AF system and wireless connectivity.
"Solidifying Nikon's ongoing commitment to the DX-format D-SLR customer, the innovative D7100 provides new ways for photographers to capture their creative vision with incredible detail and precision, whether through still images or HD videos," said Bo Kajiwara, Vice President of Marketing, Planning and Customer Experience, Nikon Inc. "The D7100 blends the best creative features with advanced-level functionality to give the enthusiast exactly what they want- and that's a great shooting experience before, during and after capture, from shooting to sharing."
Engineered for Exceptional Image Quality
At the core of the Nikon D7100 is a new 24.1-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor, designed to render the truest, most detail-rich images possible and brilliant HD video. The innovative sensor design delivers the ultimate in image quality by defying convention; because of the high resolution and advanced technologies, the optical low pass filter (OLPF) is no longer used. Using NIKKOR lenses, the resulting images explode with more clarity and detail to take full advantage of the 24.1-megapixel resolution achieved with D7100's DX-format CMOS sensor.
Driven by Nikon's exclusive EXPEED 3 image processing engine, the D7100 realizes a focus on image quality that extends beyond staggering sharpness to outstanding images with a wide dynamic range in a variety of lighting conditions. A wide ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to Hi-2 of 25,600) allows for more versatile shooting to capture challenging conditions such as nature at twilight or even sports under less-than-ideal lighting. Even at higher ISOs, noise is minimized for both still images as well as when recording HD video.
Performance and Features Geared for the Advanced User
The Nikon D7100 is designed for the experienced shooter ready to take their photography to the next level, who demands a camera that conveys reliability and performance, and who is eager to embrace the next photographic challenge. These features include:
-- New 51-Point AF System - The D7100 features Nikon's professionally
proven and lightning-fast 51-point AF system, with a new Multi-CAM
3500DX AF module. Additionally, the AF system and exposure are augmented
with Nikon's 3D Color Matrix Metering II 2,016-pixel RGB sensor and
Scene Recognition System, which recognizes the scene prior to shooting
in order to adjust AF, AE, AWB and other parameters. The results of this
system are accurate and even exposures, sharp details and vivid color,
frame after frame. For additional precision, 15 of the 51 AF points are
cross-type, and the center point is functional at f/8, giving DX
photographers an additional telephoto advantage when using a
-- Rapid Response and Operation - To help ensure the decisive shot is not
missed, the D7100 can shoot at up to six frames-per-second (fps) at full
resolution and up to seven fps when using the new 1.3x crop mode at
slightly reduced resolution. Overall operation and image processing is
swift, while startup and shutter lag is nearly imperceptible with a
release time lag of 0.052 second (CIPA). Image data is also written to
dual SD card slots, which accept the latest high-speed UHS-1 and SDXC
-- 1.3x Crop Mode - Sports photographers take note: Building upon the
telephoto benefits of the DX-format, the D7100 has the unique ability to
shoot in a 1.3x DX crop mode for both stills and HD video. While in this
innovative mode, shooters will gain an extra telephoto boost (2X), and a
boost in burst speed to seven fps, with 15.4- megapixel resolution.
Additionally, while in this mode, the 51-point AF array covers more of
the frame, allowing improved subject acquisition and tracking
performance through the viewfinder.
-- New High Resolution LCD - The new, wide and bright LCD screen is
3.2-inches and features a super high resolution of 1,229K dots. Now
photographers can easily compose and check critical focus for HD video.
-- New Viewfinder - Nikon has implemented a bright and high-contrast new
OLED data display within the optical viewfinder that makes it easier to
read and see shooting data. When composing through the viewfinder, users
see 100% frame coverage, essential for proper framing.
-- Spot White Balance - A new feature for Nikon cameras, Spot White Balance
allows for quick and precise white balance adjustment while shooting in
live view. By selecting a desired point on the screen, users can set a
custom white balance from a distance, even while using a super-telephoto
lens. This is helpful for shooting video or when shooting under
unfamiliar lighting when no gray card is available.
-- Durable Construction - Built to perform in a wide variety of conditions,
the D7100 is built to the same moisture and dust resistance
specifications of the venerable Nikon D300S. For durability, the top and
rear covers are constructed of magnesium alloy, while internally, the
shutter has been tested to withstand 150,000 cycles. Despite its robust
construction, the camera remains lightweight, weighing in at
approximately 1.5 pounds (body).
-- Enhanced Interface - To make it easier for users to quickly access
frequently used functions, the "i" button has been added to the
enthusiast-oriented control layout on the camera.
Sharing and Remote Shooting Simplified
Photographers know that moment when the shutter clicks and they have created something stunning which deserves to be shared. No matter where that moment occurs, whether in an urban landscape or isolated forest, they can now share their images wirelessly by an attached WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter.(1) With this optional adapter the user has the ability to share images to a supported smartphone or tablet, shoot remotely from their device, and transfer photos from up to 49 feet away. The Nikon Wireless Mobile Utility application is available free of charge on Google Play(TM) for Android(TM) devices or from the App Store(TM). When using the application, photographers can wirelessly transfer images from the camera to a mobile device and even remotely control the camera.
Capture Exceptional HD Video
For those looking to create multimedia content, the Nikon D7100 has a wide variety of innovative features for capturing HD video at various frame rates. With a press of the dedicated video record button, video can be recorded at 1080/30p, or at 60i/50i (in 1.3x Crop Mode) for optimal playback on many HDTV's when connected via HDMI. The D7100 also provides the ability to record stereo sound through the internal microphone, or attach an optional external microphone such as Nikon's ME-1, through the dedicated microphone terminal. To reference audio, the camera also features a headphone terminal. Users can also get creative using Nikon's Creative Effects in real time. This feature lets users take advantage of modes like Selective Color or Color Sketch to create truly customized movies.
Full Control, Creatively
In addition to full manual controls, the Nikon D7100 features a variety of intelligent modes to create effects and special features so that users can unleash their creativity. Nikon's Picture Controls can be applied to photo and video to change the color, tone and saturation of an image for creative control. When capturing still images, the same Creative Effects modes and filters available in video are also at the disposal of the user. By combining consecutive frames, the D7100 also has a high dynamic range (HDR) function to let users capture photos with a vast tonal range.
NIKKOR, Speedlight and System Compatibility
For 80 years, the NIKKOR legacy has been providing world renowned optics for photographers. The D7100 is compatible with Nikon's dedicated DX-format lenses and more than 50 FX-format lenses. NIKKOR lenses offer the ultimate in sharpness and clarity in photos and HD video. For added versatility, the camera features a built-in flash, or can act as a commander in Nikon's popular Creative Lighting System (CLS).
In addition to the D7100, Nikon also announced the WR-1 Transceiver for Nikon D-SLR cameras. This device uses the 2.4 GHz radio frequency for maximum range when communicating with the camera, extending the range and functionality(2) for remote shooting applications. The communication range between WR-1 units is approximately 394 feet(3), and 15 channels are available. Users also have the ability to remotely control a camera (with a WR-1 used as a receiver) attached by operation of another WR-1 (used as a transmitter), and also perform simultaneous or synchronized release of shutters on several cameras using the WR-1(4). Furthermore, there are a wide variety of options for remote shooting, which include dividing remote cameras into groups and controlling each group separately and interval timer photography. Remote shooting by combining the WR-1 with WR-R10/WRT10 wireless remotes is also possible(5).
Price and Availability
The Nikon D7100 will be available starting in March 2013 for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $1599.95* with the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens or $1199.95 for the body only configuration. Additionally, the new MB-D15 battery grip and the WR-1 transceiver will also be available in March 2013, and pricing for these products is not yet announced. The WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter is currently available and has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $59.95.
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image(TM). Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of the Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 80th anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced the production of over 75 million NIKKOR lenses in 2012, creating a new milestone in Nikon's heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikon and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonUSA.
(1)WI-FI SPECIFICATIONS AND COMPATIBILITY
This camera's Wi-Fi® capability using the WU-1a Wireless Mobile Adapter can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® or smart devices running on the Android(TM) operating system. The Wireless Mobile Utility application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera. For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:
ScootPad Integrates ReadSpeaker's Leading Text-to-speech Technology into its Learning Platform
UPPSALA, Sweden and MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
ScootPad, the leading online learning platform for elementary grades and
ReadSpeaker(R), the leading online text-to-speech service, have teamed up to enable
"voice/read-aloud" support for students on ScootPad.
ReadSpeaker's "click & listen" feature enables all K-5 students using ScootPad's
platform to instantaneously listen to the math and reading practice questions & answers.
Hearing the questions, and having each word (and/or sentence) visually highlighted at the
same time, helps students improve word recognition skills and vocabulary, as well as
improved reading comprehension, fluency, accuracy, and concentration.
ReadSpeaker [http://www.readspeaker.com/education ] makes online educational content
more accessible to students with cognitive issues, learning difficulties, and/or vision
problems. ReadSpeaker's online text-to-speech solutions also help students who use English
as a second language. Additionally, it provides multitasking opportunities for learners
and portability of content to other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
"We're excited to partner with ReadSpeaker to seamlessly enable voice support on
ScootPad across any device. The read-aloud feature has been valuable in enhancing
vocabulary and comprehension for students in lower grades (K & 1st), English Language
Learners (ELL) and those with special education needs." said Bharat Kumar, ScootPad
Cofounder & CEO.
"We are thrilled to be part of ScootPad's growing platform. Adding text-to-speech
capabilities to ScootPad's math and reading lessons helps all of their K-5 students better
understand, perform and succeed. The ReadSpeaker audio and highlighting features that
ScootPad now offers, brings a new, useful and fun approach to learning," said Joop
Heijenrath, ReadSpeaker Cofounder and responsible for ReadSpeaker's business operations.
ReadSpeaker(R) is the worldwide leader in online text to speech. In 1999, ReadSpeaker
pioneered the first-ever speech-enabling application for websites. Today, the company's
web-based text-to-speech services are used by thousands of websites/mobile apps and
millions of users worldwide every month. ReadSpeaker speech-enables online content on the
fly in 35+ languages and 100+ voices. The company provides a portfolio of web-based
text-to-speech solutions for websites, mobile sites, mobile apps, RSS feeds, online
documents and forms, as well as online campaigns. More than 5000 corporate, media,
government, and nonprofit customers around the world use ReadSpeaker online text-to-speech
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Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 Offers Innovative Approach to App Security by Enabling Robust Behavioral-Based Assessments from Anywhere
New Architecture Delivers Easy Scalable Web-Based Solution for Recording, Analysis and Management of the Most Robust App Security Testing Methods
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cenzic Inc., the leading web application security intelligence platform provider, today announced a significant update to its Cenzic Enterprise software. Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 supports a new architecture which provides an innovative way for enterprises to efficiently and effectively monitor, detect and fix vulnerabilities when applications are touched by increasingly distributed teams.
Enterprises struggle with a growing number of applications, and too many people are involved in the application life cycle. Most enterprises have hundreds or thousands of applications to maintain. In a typical month, 300-500 new web vulnerabilities are discovered. As a result, even large enterprises don't have enough security professionals to manually conduct deep scans of every application as frequently as they should. With dispersed development, quality assurance (QA), security, production, contractors and partners involved in the total web presence, prioritizing and coordinating remediation efforts gets far too complex. Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 materially changes this reality for enterprises in two key ways.
First, Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 enables any team member anywhere to get access to automated deep scanning tools. Deep testing would normally require enterprises to deploy thick clients across hundreds of employees to be able to record human navigation behavior and meaningful required field inputs. Further, it is not possible to use the thick client in a non-Windows PC environment. Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 offers a unique value proposition in that it now delivers behavior recording for deep scanning without a cumbersome thick client. Any employee with a browser can now train an application for scanning. Ultimately, this results in higher utilization rates and more detection of application vulnerabilities.
Secondly, Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 provides centralized visibility and objective risk scoring via thin clients to better manage the entire web security lifecycle and improve remediation efforts. Team members get a role-appropriate view of the dashboard. With Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 executives and managers can gain a holistic view from anywhere. Cenzic's proprietary HARM(TM) scoring of vulnerability risks allows managers to rank vulnerabilities across hundreds of applications and remediate the greatest risks first, enabling optimal risk reduction.
The release of Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 marks the first time that organizations can record and analyze both user behavior as well as traffic to accurately assess security directly from a browser, eliminating the need for a thick client application to be installed. By monitoring user events and interactions, the software creates behavioral-based recordings in order to create intelligence of areas to assess. Combined with recorded traffic, the sum provides a deeper understanding and assessment of potential vulnerabilities. This also allows anyone in the organization to use the application and record their behavior and the traffic for detailed analysis later. As a result, without being on-premise, anyone can conduct deep end-to-end assessments of potential web application vulnerabilities to protect against security threats.
"Cenzic is seeking to ARM (attack, respond, manage) organizations with the tools to defend themselves against these persistent and pervasive threats," said Tyler Rorabaugh, vice president of Engineering at Cenzic. "Since most organizations have limited security resources, Cenzic is trying to help them use those resources intelligently for the greatest risk reduction possible."
-- Distributed Behavioral-Based Recording and Assessment--New enterprise
browser extension and proxy injection system enables anytime/anywhere
recording of user gestures, such as clicks and swipes, as well as
traffic for playback, analysis and security assessment within a
distributed enterprise IT environment. Unlike traditional proxy-based
models which Cenzic also supports, Cenzic now also provides a new thin
client extensions and proxy injection system that doesn't require
cumbersome thick client software to be installed, using instead a new
injection and monitoring-based technology that records the behaviors of
-- Distributed Enterprise Management--New version applies a thin client
paradigm of scanning and assessment management to enable security
analysts to manage assessments from anywhere in the enterprise.
-- Smart Attacks--Security professionals can now assign individual and
specific smart attacks, new rest service and compliance categories to
assessments, as well as prioritize testing to increase accuracy and
Cenzic Enterprise 7.1 is available for download on March 31.
Cenzic provides the leading application security intelligence platform to continuously assess Cloud, Mobile and Web applications to reduce online security risk. Cenzic's solutions scale from single applications to enterprise-level deployments with hybrid approaches that enable testing of applications at optimal levels. Cenzic helps brands of all sizes protect their reputation and manage security risk in the face of malicious attacks. Cenzic's solutions are used in all parts of the software development lifecycle, and most importantly in production, to protect against new threats even after the application has been deployed. Cenzic's application security intelligence platform is architected to handle web, cloud and mobile applications and is the first to provide risk reduction recommendations for business, application developers and specific applications. Today, Cenzic secures more than half a million online applications and trillions of dollars of commerce for Fortune 1000 companies, all major security companies, government agencies, universities and SMBs. More information about Cenzic can be found at http://www.cenzic.com.
CloudByte Announces Certified Compatibility with VMware and Citrix
CAMPBELL, California, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Service providers and enterprises can now confidently deploy ElastiStor
storage for applications hosted on VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer and deliver
guaranteed storage QoS to each one of them
CloudByte, the first company to guarantee QoS for applications within shared storage,
today announced that its ElastiStor solution has been certified by VMware
[http://blog.cloudbyte.com/?p 2 ] and Citrix [http://blog.cloudbyte.com/?p8 ].
Following rigorous testing on VMware ESXi 5.0/5.1, Citrix XenServer 6.0 and CloudPlatform
2.x and 3.x, these certifications allow service providers and enterprises operating in
these virtualized environments to realize the full benefits of the ElastiStor solution. In
addition, CloudByte has developed a VMware vCenter plugin that enables admins to provision
and manage storage QoS for every VM, right from the vCenter console.
Scaling performance-guaranteeing storage remains a key challenge in the new-age
datacenters. CloudByte ElastiStor [http://www.cloudbyte.com/products_elastistor.aspx ]
overcomes this challenge by delivering QoS to every application right from a shared
storage platform. With ElastiStor, datacenters can now replace dedicated storage islands
with an extensible storage platform, resulting in a steep reduction in storage footprint
and associated costs. Further, ElastiStor simplifies storage management with its on-demand
provisioning, comprehensive management console, REST APIs and plugins. ElastiStor makes
storage predictable, affordable, and easy even as datacenters scale to thousands of
Benefits for VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer Customers
- QoS-guaranteed virtual machines: Every storage endpoint (LUN) within an
ElastiStor node can be configured in terms of IOPS, throughput and latency. This
allows virtual machines with disparate workloads to be guaranteed QoS right from a
shared storage platform.
- On-demand provisioning: ElastiStor breaks the need for hardwiring storage to
configure a virtual machine's storage performance by intelligently automating node
selection and resource allocation.
- Comprehensive management: Storage admins can now manage the entire storage
cluster, spanning across multiple sites, from a single web-based console. Further,
ElastiStor gives unprecedented access and control over resource usage within shared
storage, right down to the VM-level granularity.
- Easy integration with REST APIs: Every action performed at the ElastiStor
admin console translates into a REST-based API call in the backend, enabling admins to
fully manage ElastiStor right from their existing portals. Our vCenter plugin (also
based on REST APIs) allows admins to provision NFS datastores for virtual machines and
set QoS parameters to them, right from the vCenter console.
- Superior security and reliability: With isolation across all storage stack
levels and optional data encryption, ElastiStor offers complete security for virtual
machines within a shared storage platform. ElastiStor offers N-Way HA, exponentially
increasing uptime or mean-time-to-failure (MTTF), compared to legacy 2-way HA.
"ElastiStor is architected to meet the scalability and performance demands of
virtualized environments and being certified by two leading server virtualization
providers is a logical step forward for us. Our customers can now confidently rely on
ElastiStor interoperability with virtual machines on VMware vSphere and Citrix XenServer,"
said Felix Xavier, Founder and CTO, CloudByte.
CloudByte Inc. (http://www.cloudbyte.com [C:\Users\Prasanth\Desktop\PR\Press
releases\www.cloudbyte.com ]) is a next-generation storage product company headquartered
in Campbell, CA, USA with its engineering team based in Bangalore, India. Architected from
the ground-up for new-age datacenters, CloudByte ElastiStor guarantees tailored QoS to all
applications within a shared storage platform. An industry first, this capability allows
customers to drastically reduce their storage footprint and cut back on the associated
capital and operational expenses. Software-only and software-defined, ElastiStor frees
service providers and enterprises from any proprietary lock-in, while incredibly
simplifying storage provisioning and management.
Tata Elxsi Announces LTE Solutions and Software for Professional Applications
BARCELONA, Spain, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
LTE eNB and UE software customized for TV White Space, Defence, Public Safety and
Tata Elxsi, a leading design and solutions provider for broadband wireless and part of
the $100 billion Tata group, today announced the availability of LTE eNB and UE solutions,
including LTE Layer 2/3 and Layer1 software optimized for industry-leading silicon
platforms. This is available as a ready reference solution on COTS platforms to enable
customized solutions for TV White Space, public safety, defense and utility markets. The
solution is compliant to Release 9 / 10 specifications and incorporates additional
features to address specific use-cases for these markets.
"OEMs and ODMs addressing these markets will benefit from access to a feature-rich LTE
eNB and UE software on the same hardware platform. Tata Elxsi's LTE software architecture
offers scalability and flexibility to address these evolving markets and product
specifications." said Mr. Prakash Satyanarayan, Vice President, Wireless BU, Tata Elxsi.
Tata Elxsi has also customized its WiMAX base station and CPE solutions on the same
hardware platforms, to suit the upcoming 802.22 standard for Wireless Rural Access
Networks (WRAN) products. This offers customers with the flexibility to choose either LTE
or 802.22 based technology to address Wireless Rural Area Networks.
Tata Elxsi's solution is provided as source code so customers can customize and
enhance the product to meet specific operator requirements or leverage Tata Elxsi
engineering support and professional services. This includes IOT, rollout support and
engineering for market-specific requirements such as range enhancement, spectrum sensing
and management, data-off loading and intelligent relays.
This solution is being demonstrated at Hall 6, Stand 6G126 at the Mobile World
About Tata Elxsi:
Tata Elxsi is a design company that blends technology, creativity and engineering to
help customers transform ideas into world-class products and solutions.
A part of the $100 billion Tata group, Tata Elxsi addresses the communications,
consumer products, defence, healthcare, media & entertainment, semiconductor and
transportation sectors. This is supported by a talent pool of over 4000 employees and a
network of design studios, development centers and offices worldwide.
Tata Elxsi is a market leading third-party software IP provider for Mobile WiMAX and
3GPP LTE standards with 20+ design wins for its WiMAX and LTE software IP including 3
femtocell designs with Tier-1 OEMs.
Tata Elxsi is a listed company, and headquartered in Bangalore, India.
American Express Launches 'ezeClick' - Eliminates Need to Enter Card Details for Online Payments
NEW DELHI, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Introduces Next Generation Online Payment Solution for Users and e-commerce Merchants
With Easier, Faster and Safer Payment Experience
American Express became the first payment provider in India to bring speed, simplicity
and security in the hands of the country's growing online shopping community by unveiling
ezeClick, its one ID online payment solution. ezeClick simplifies the checkout process by
replacing the need to enter credit card details with just a single user ID.
A first-of-its-kind solution, ezeClick addresses the time-consuming and frequently
frustrating online payment experience that requires online shoppers to fill multiple
fields of information, such as Card Number, Expiry Date and Security Code, before a
transaction can be completed. American Express Cardmembers need to register just once,
create their ezeClick ID and use it for all future online purchases across all
participating merchants. Cardmembers can sync multiple American Express Cards to their ID
and choose separate cards for different transactions. In this whole process, no sensitive
data is entered or stored at the merchant site.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express, India said,
"ezeClick is a result of our focus on enhancing the online payment experience for our
cardmembers and merchants. It is safe, simple and secure for users and requires them to
enter minimal information. The average online transaction size of American Express
Cardmembers is more than 3 times the size of other online transactions. The power of their
superior spend coupled with faster check outs and higher engagement means more business
Powering and securing this solution is American Express SafeKey, which generates a One
Time Password (OTP) on the cardmember's mobile phone and e-mail in real time. The OTP is
then entered by the customer to complete the transaction in a few seconds.
The American Express ezeClick solution is live across leading online merchants
covering travel, retail, utilities, apparels and entertainment, e.g. MakeMytrip,
Bookmyshow, Infibeam, Vodafone, Idea, Tata Sky, ebay and Spicejet amongst many others.
For American Express Cardmembers:
- ezeClick is a faster, simpler and secure check-out solution - No need to enter card
details for online shopping, One ID does it all.
- Added flexibility - Convenience of adding multiple American Express Cards and link
them all to one single user ID.
For e-commerce Merchants:
- Enhanced transaction time and security - No card details are entered at the
transaction time improving speed, reducing dropout rates and enhancing online security.
- More and higher value transactions - drives more online shopping from a high
spending customer group.
About American Express
American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to
products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Present
in India since 1921, American Express provides high quality travel related services to
individuals and corporates in India. American Express Card products available in India
include the Green and Gold Charge Cards, Green and Gold Credit Cards, Airline Co-brand
Cards, the Corporate Charge Card and The Platinum Charge and Credit Card.
Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution Enables Single, Global LTE Design for Next-Generation Mobile Devices
-- New WTR1625L and RF Front End Chips Harness Radio Frequency Band Proliferation, Enable OEMs to Develop Thinner, More Power-Efficient Devices with Worldwide 4G LTE Mobility --
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution, a comprehensive, system-level solution that addresses cellular radio frequency band fragmentation and enables for the first time a single, global 4G LTE design for mobile devices. Band fragmentation is the biggest obstacle to designing today's global LTE devices, with 40 cellular radio bands worldwide. The Qualcomm RF front end solution comprises a family of chips designed to mitigate this problem while improving RF performance and helping OEMs more easily develop multiband, multimode mobile devices supporting all seven cellular modes, including LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE. The RF front end solution includes the industry's first envelope power tracker for 3G/4G LTE mobile devices, a dynamic antenna matching tuner, an integrated power amplifier-antenna switch, and an innovative 3D-RF packaging solution incorporating key front end components. The Qualcomm RF360 solution is designed to work seamlessly, reduce power consumption and improve radio performance while reducing the RF front end footprint inside of a smartphone by up to 50 percent compared to the current generation of devices. Additionally, the solution reduces design complexity and development costs, allowing OEM customers to develop new multiband, multimode LTE products faster and more efficiently. By combining the new RF front end chipsets with Qualcomm Snapdragon all-in-one mobile processors and Gobi(TM) LTE modems, Qualcomm Technologies can supply OEMs with a comprehensive, optimized, system-level LTE solution that is truly global.
As mobile broadband technologies evolve, OEMs need to support 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and LTE Advanced technologies in the same device in order to provide the best possible data and voice experience to consumers no matter where they are.
"The wide range of radio frequencies used to implement 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks globally presents an ongoing challenge for mobile device designers. Where 2G and 3G technologies each have been implemented on four to five different RF bands globally, the inclusion of LTE brings the total number of cellular bands to approximately 40," said Alex Katouzian, senior vice president of product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. "Our new RF devices are tightly integrated and will allow us the flexibility and scalability to supply OEMs of all types, from those requiring only a region-specific LTE solution, to those needing LTE global roaming support."
The Qualcomm RF360 front end solution also represents a significant technological advancement in overall radio performance and design, and it comprises the following components:
-- Dynamic Antenna Matching Tuner (QFE15xx) - The world's first
modem-assisted and configurable antenna-matching technology extends
antenna range to operate over 2G/3G/4G LTE frequency bands, from
700-2700 MHz. This, in conjunction with modem control and sensor input,
dynamically improves the antenna's performance and connection
reliability in the presence of physical signal impediments, like the
-- Envelope Power Tracker (QFE11xx) - The industry's first modem-assisted
envelope tracking technology designed for 3G/4G LTE mobile devices, this
chip is designed to reduce overall thermal footprint and RF power
consumption by up to 30 percent, depending on the mode of operation. By
reducing power and heat dissipation, it enables OEMs to design thinner
smartphones with longer battery life.
-- Integrated Power Amplifier / Antenna Switch (QFE23xx) - The industry's
first chip featuring an integrated CMOS power amplifier (PA) and antenna
switch with multiband support across 2G, 3G and 4G LTE cellular modes.
This innovative solution provides unprecedented functionality in a
single component, with smaller PCB area, simplified routing and one of
the smallest PA/antenna switch footprints in the industry.
-- RF POP(TM) (QFE27xx) - The industry's first 3D RF packaging solution,
integrates the QFE23xx multimode, multiband power amplifier and antenna
switch, with all the associated SAW filters and duplexers in a single
package. Designed to be easily interchangeable, the QFE27xx allows OEMs
to change the substrate configuration to support global and/or
region-specific frequency band combinations. The QFE27xx RF POP enables
a highly integrated multiband, multimode, single-package RF front end
solution that is truly global.
OEM products featuring the complete Qualcomm RF360 Solution are anticipated to be launched in the second half of 2013.
Qualcomm also announced today a new RF transceiver chip, the WTR1625L. The chip is the first in the industry to support carrier aggregation with a significant expansion in the number of active RF bands. The WTR1625L can accommodate all cellular modes and 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE frequency bands and band combinations that are either deployed or in commercial planning globally. Additionally, it has an integrated, high-performance GPS core that also supports GLONASS and Beidou systems. The WTR1625L is tightly integrated in a wafer scale package and optimized for efficiency, offering 20 percent power savings compared to previous generations. The new transceiver, along with the Qualcomm RF360 front end chips, is integral to Qualcomm Technologies Inc.'s single-SKU World Mode LTE solution for mobile devices that are expected to launch in 2013.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is the world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm's licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm's engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm's website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.
Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including Qualcomm Technologies' ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of Qualcomm RF360 Front End components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which the Qualcomm RF360 Front End components are deployed, change in economic conditions of the various ecosystems that Qualcomm Technologies' serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in Qualcomm Incorporated's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2012, and most recent Form 10-Q. Qualcomm Incorporated and Qualcomm Technologies undertake no obligation to update, or continue to provide information with respect to, any forward-looking statement or risk factor, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Qualcomm is a registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Tina Asmar, Corporate Communications
Warren Kneeshaw, Investor Relations
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Ethernity Networks Unveils a Virtual Fiber Backbone Over the Air
The Revolutionary Packet streaming Technology delivers 10Gbps Virtual Fiber backbone over the air using off the shelf microwave technologies
LOD, Israel, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ethernity Networks Ltd, a leading supplier of System on Chip Multiservice Fabric Flow
Processors for Carrier Grade Ethernet appliances, unveils today its 10Gbps Carrier
Ethernet Virtual Fiber wireless backbone solution and will present this revolutionary
technology during Mobile World Congress 2013 at Hall 2 Stand 2D50 .
Ethernity delivers unique packet transmission technology for carrier grade scalable
10G Virtual Fiber Backbone over the Air, in point to point and mesh network offering the
use of off the shelf wireless technology while maximizing availability and scalability,
using standard IP over Ethernet in oppose to proprietary microwave technologies as
described in the following link http://www.ethernitynet.com/MeshWirelessBackbone.htm.
Ethernity offers solution that can aggregate multiple microwave (like Wi-Fi )links to
form a 10Gbps virtual link, where each link is directed in a way that will prevent
interference between adjacent wireless links. Ethernity solution runs packets or single IP
stream over multiple microwave links with the ability to transmit those packets over
standard switches and construct the data to a single stream using frame reordering and
jitter buffer technologies.
A multi point to point wireless mesh solution is consist of:
1) CPE that connects several stream sources , or microwave links being part
of a mesh , and routes data packets coming from other wireless links towards the
gateway. Each CPE includes Carrier Ethernet features such as QoS, OAM and CFM.
2) Gateway - a single gateway that supports cluster of multiple CPEs that routes
streams towards the right CPE, and collects fragments of packets from multiple CPEs to
form the original stream
In Summary Ethernity wireless mesh solution result with :
- 10Gbps wireless virtual connection - delivers packet transmission over
multiple wireless links through maximum network availability while maintaining end to
end network delay on a flow base.
- Scalable throughput - Ethernity wireless backbone solution offers multi point
to point scalable wireless network through the ability to connect as many Wi-Fi links
per virtual connection together with single gateway to construct the original streams
coming from multiple routes
- Maximum Availability - Supports scalable and maximum mesh network availability
without the need to reroute the entire traffic in case of link failure. With Ethernity
solution certain link or area failure only decreases momentarily the throughout
- Lossless - Equipped with 50ms buffering to enable retransmission in cased of
failure in one of the links
- Sourcing standard Wi-Fi - Use standard Wi-Fi technology without the need to
cope with high operational cost of proprietary microwave technology or dependency on
certain proprietary microwave technologies
Ethernity Networks develops and provides System on a Chip , Carrier Grade Fabric Flow
Processors for telecommunication and data communication platforms enabling the
Programmable Network(TM). The ENET architecture is based entirely on Ethernity technology
which is protected by patents. Ethernity Networks' products target the Broadband Access,
Mobile Backhaul and Metro Ethernet market spaces. Ethernity Networks is headquartered in
Numerex Acquires New Technical Capabilities with AVIDwireless
ATLANTA, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX), a leading provider of on-demand and interactive machine-to-machine (M2M) enterprise solutions, announced today the purchase of the assets and business of AVIDwireless, including intellectual property and know-how, that will support the development of Numerex next-generation M2M platforms and managed services.
AVIDwireless established a solid reputation in the M2M industry with regard to innovative and carrier-grade engineering solutions to enterprise. Customers served by AVIDwireless typically require rapid development of mobile and M2M applications to manage complex, interdependent multi-device industrial M2M deployments, which need on-site intelligence and equipment management as well as reporting, alerting, and alarming protocols.
Ease-of-use and rapid deployment are key attributes of AVIDwireless development initiatives that are provided through plug-and-play wireless remote control and monitoring solutions. These include smart devices, such as the intelligent wireless controller AVIDdirector®, integrated with the flexible AVIDdirector M2M Application Framework, and are ideally suited for a variety of Numerex managed services programs. Also, Numerex will benefit from a mature and proven set of embedded hardware and software platforms that are both versatile and robust, with a track record of successful technical execution spanning many years.
"This transaction gives us access to an extensive Java-based library of device applications, drivers, portal and platform manager on which to build our various technological enhancements centered on Numerex FAST®, our Service Delivery Platform," said Dr. Jeffrey O. Smith, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of Numerex. "The AVIDwireless team will be joining an already highly talented pool of technical professionals to add development platform and application framework capabilities that optimize the customer experience."
In addition, AVIDwireless brings to Numerex a talented team of engineers, technicians, and project management professionals who have efficiently and effectively delivered a host of M2M solutions. AVIDwireless's expertise and technologies have been implemented in several attractive M2M market segments such as oil field site management systems; intelligent tracking; wireless temperature monitoring; wireless tank and well monitoring; and intermodal system and asset tracking.
The acquisition of AVIDwireless will have minimal financial impact to Numerex in the first year of operations. In addition to intellectual property and know-how, the Company received AVIDwireless's product lines, certain prior art, and several customer contracts.
Numerex Corp (NASDAQ: NMRX) is a leading provider of interactive and on-demand machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and services, offered on a subscription basis, used in the development and support of M2M solutions for the enterprise and government markets worldwide. The Company offers Numerex DNA® that may include hardware and smart Devices, cellular and satellite Network services, and software Applications that are delivered through Numerex FAST® (Foundation Application Software Technology). In addition, business services are offered to enable the development of efficient, reliable, and secure solutions while accelerating deployment. Numerex is ISO 27001 information security-certified, highlighting the Company's focus on M2M data security, service reliability, and round-the-clock support of its customers' M2M solutions. For additional information, please visit http://www.numerex.com.
Statements contained in this press release concerning Numerex that are not historical fact are "forward-looking" statements and involve important risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties, which are detailed in Numerex's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause Numerex's results to differ materially from current expectations as expressed in this press release. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Numerex assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.
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Crowdfunding Professional Association Launches New Global Crowdfund Investing Education Network
A Network to help Entrepreneurs, Investors and Media Stay Educated on Breaking News, Regulatory Updates, and Crowdfunding Best Practices
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) announces the launch of its new Global Crowdfunding Education Network, built to help prepare and educate investors and entrepreneurs for the implementation of Title II and Title III Crowdfunding. The site will additionally provide a number of resources for the media, such as a resource center and FAQ section, set to launch in the coming weeks. Entrepreneurs, investors, intermediaries and media personnel are encouraged to sign up for breaking news alerts, legislative updates, crowdfunding classes, and a variety of other beneficial features.
"We believe that investor education is a critical component of investor protection," said Kim Wales, Chair of the CfPA and founder of Wales Capital. "Over the past year we have been working to develop a strong small business and investor education outreach program."
The CfPA is a 501(c)(6) trade organization established by the leaders who founded the crowdfund investing movement in the United States, lobbied for its passage, and wrote the framework signed into law by President Obama. The CfPA's vision is simple yet ambitious: educate startups and emerging companies on how to legally raise capital through equity-based crowdfunding, thus creating jobs and ensuring investor protection. The organization is dedicated to democratizing access to capital by advocating new capital-raising models for businesses through equity-based crowdfunding on a global level.
To help accomplish its mission, the CfPA recently launched its official website, CFPA.org. The site creates a credible, progressive, crowdfunding community to anyone with access to the Internet. The organization is devoted to the solidification of new capital sourcing models for businesses through the promotion of industry best practices, and investor protection education. CFPA.org offers educational programs for investors and entrepreneurs, as well as all constituents of the ecosystem; it is the authority for all crowdfund-related news, information and practices worldwide.
"The CfPA Executive Committees work together to actively shape the future of crowdfunding," said Luan Cox, founder of Crowdnetic and Chair of the Membership Committee. "Through defining industry best practices and ensuring our members abide by them, we are creating a space in which investors and donors can be assured that they are allocating their capital to credulous causes that need financing, which may not be available to them by previously traditional means."
About the Crowdfunding Professional Association:
The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) is dedicated to facilitating a reliable community while advocating for an industry view versus a single company perspective. Uniting a broad-based coalition of industry participants, the association is committed to ensuring the credible development of the industry, including a commitment to the highest ethical standards. The association's collaborations and insights are shared broadly to avoid onerous, stifling bureaucracy that can endanger innovation, idea generation, and job creation. For more information, visit http://www.cfpa.org.
SOURCE Crowdfunding Professional Association
Crowdfunding Professional Association
CONTACT: Joy Schoffler, Leverage PR, +1-512-271-9489 x700
Digit Adds Games Industry Tech Veteran Dominique Boutin as CTO
DUBLIN, February 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Seamlessly cross platform games developer adds technical heavyweight to senior team
Digit Game Studios, Ireland's largest games developer, has added Dominque Boutin to
the team as their new CTO. Dominque was previously the Technical Director for Bigpoint, a
world leading authority in online games, and has a wealth of experience in building and
leading technology teams.
"We're very excited to be welcoming Dominique to Digit. His technical skills,
experience and passion To achieve our ambitious plans and change the way people play
games, we knew we needed someone with the experience and technical skills that Dominique
brings to the team," said Richard Barnwell, CEO at Digit.
Dominique took the time to answer a few questions:
What attracted you to Digit?
I am very excited to be joining Digit as creating engaging cross platform experiences
is something I've wanted to do for a while now. I love the spirit and attitude of the team
which is also reflected in the incubator program that Digit is providing to the Irish
independent gamedev scene.
What is seamlessly cross platform?
With seamlessly cross-platform we mean playing in the same virtual world and with the
same people across all devices and distribution channels. Jump into our game on the way to
the office, during a work break at the desktop or during a relaxed session on the couch:
owning multiple devices with different form-factors has become affordable and is starting
to be an integral part of people's lifestyles. We believe that an engaging game experience
can be made ubiquitous similar to other online services that we are used to consuming
everywhere like e-mail, search and social feeds.
How do you see the games scene changing in 2013?
There will be a significant increase in games for OSX, Linux and Flash3D due to Steam
for Linux, the OSX App Store, Unity's increased cross-platform support and the recent drop
of Adobe's premium feature rev-share model for Flash. The diversity of devices and digital
channels is increasing even further and we'll probably have disruptions in consoles
through open android-based platforms like Ouya, GameStick and especially NVIDIA's Project
Shield. Some companies will focus on providing content only for few key markets having
highest ROI but others will go cross channel and cross device.
Therefore for traditional publishers their own digital platforms become an essential
asset not only for distribution but also for driving customer relations and therefore
retention. To extend the life cycle of games we used modding, multiplayer, DLC and online
communities. Nowadays very frequent updates are expected by players on mobiles and browser
games and that will soon push all digitally distributed games to become online services.
The definition of social in games is going to be broader again and will include more
traditional elements like clan management. Finally Free2Play is mainstream but there will
be more exploration and promotion around non-pay-to-win monetization mechanics.
This compact lightweight camera (W cross H cross D: approx. 135.5 cross 106.5 cross 76
mm; weight: approx. 675 g*1) offers superior portability and is loaded with features that
enable excellent subject detection and is capable of reproducing the finest details.
It is equipped with features, such as the DX-format CMOS sensor of 24.1 effective
megapixels and the high-performance EXPEED 3 image-processing engine without a low-pass
filter, which enable sharp focusing with high resolution. The incredible combination of
the high pixel count, and the full HD quality of the D7100 can be enhanced further with
NIKKOR lenses, which offer superior rendering performance made possible with Nikon's own
The camera also offers a number of new functions that improve camera operations for a
more intuitive and efficient shooting experience, including Spot White Balance, a white
balance preset manual option that allows users to choose a specific subject from which
white balance is measured while shooting in live view. It is also equipped with an array
of RGBW that enables more effective accumulation of light, a large, 3.2-inch
high-resolution TFT LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle and an i button that enables
direct access to frequently used functions.
*1Camera body only
- D7100 Primary Features
1. D7100 features a new Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor, 24.1 effective megapixels, and
the EXPEED 3 image-processing engine optimized for high-performance without an optical
2. Supports lenses with a maximum aperture of f/8 and offers a 51-point AF system for
3. 51 focus points covering the entire frame that bring distant subjects closer.The
1.3cross DX crop achieves high-speed continuous shooting up to approximately 7 fps*1.
4.The compact and lightweight Nikon DX-format camera that is strong, yet extremely
light and portable
5. Increased usability and improved operation
- A new Spot White Balance option measures white balance using a specified
portion of the frame
- A high-performance optical viewfinder utilizes a glass pentaprism and offers
approximately 100% frame coverage
- OLED display element
- The 3.2-inch, 1229 k-dot TFT LCD monitor with wide viewing angle features a
new RGBW array
6. Supports 1920 cross 1080/60i and 1920 cross 1080/30p movie recording
7. Supports the new WR-1 Wireless Remote Controller (available separately)
*1 When 1.3cross DX crop is enabled; up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled.
Both maximum frame rates possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW).
Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
- Other D7100 Features
- Release time lag of approximately 0.052 s*1 and high-speed continuous shooting
at up to approximately 7 fps*2
- Extremely durable shutter that has passed testing for 150,000 cycles
- Built-in flash equipped with a commander function
- Double slots for SD memory cards
- New Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D15 (available separately)
*1 Measured according to CIPA guidelines.
*2 When 1.3cross DX crop is enabled; up to 6 fps when standard DX format is enabled.
Both maximum frame rates possible only when image quality is set to JPEG/12-bit NEF (RAW).
China Connect (http://www.chinaconnect.fr) is the largest gathering of experts on
Chinese consumer trends, marketing, digital and mobile, in Europe.
2013 Theme : "Leverage Consumer Engagement Across Tiers"
"Reaching scale" (manage national distribution, from Top Tiers to Lower Tiers) is as
much a strategic stake as a challenge for brands, that impacts their whole mix
The objective of this 3RD edition is to better identify the diversity of consumers
on/off line expectations, behaviors and spending habits, and take the pulse of the best
levers, new challenges and opportunities, to seduce and sell to Chinese customers, from
brand-addicts to more conservative, functional-driven ones.
- Leverage China's consumers dynamics and brand advocacy
- Harness the power of mobile and social marketing
- Embrace online (social) shopping frenzy to reach the masses
- Capture Chinese love for storytelling: content your brand
- Leo LIANG, Senior Director of National Business Development YOUKU-TUDOU
- Yueping Wang, Public Relations Manager SOPEXA (China)
- Yougang CHEN, Expert principal, Nathalie REMY, Principal McKinsey & Company
- Ken HONG, General Manager Marketing Strategy SINA WEIBO
- Lac TRAN, Digital Strategy Director WEB2ASIA (China)
- Jean Hsiao WENHEIM Co-Founder a - PEER Holding Group, and International Chief
Executive, Shanghai Synergy Culture (Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group)
- Dan XU, Vice-President MEILISHUO.COM "China's no1 Interest-Driven Fashion
- Simon TAM, Head of Wine CHRISTIE'S (Hong Kong)
- Angie AU-YEUNG, Digital Marketing Manager LEE JEANS / VF ASIA LTD (China)
- Sirena LIU, Presidente FILMWORKS CHINA Entertainment Marketing - Leader
chinois sur le placement de produit cinema (and Tv, In-game, l'endorsement de
- Vincent DIGONNET, President APAC RAZORFISH-DIGITAS,
- Laurent MALAVEILLE, Executive Director - Digital, CRM, E-commerce CLARINS
- Mykim CHKLI, COO ZENITHOPTIMEDIA (China),
- ANDREW CANTER, BRANDED CONTENT MARKETING ASSOCIATION (UK)
- Laurence Lim DALLY, CEO CHERRY BLOSSOMS (Hong Kong)