FAREHAM, England, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
NATS, the UK based global provider of air traffic services and solutions, has launched
a dedicated US website, http://www.nats.aero/us, to promote its expertise in the
The United States is a key strategic market for NATS, which opened an office in
Washington, D.C. in October 2011. Since then it has been providing first hand air traffic
management expertise to support key FAA bids.
In September 2012, NATS was a part of the winning consortium for the FAA's $331
million Data Communication Integrated Services (DCIS) contract to upgrade ground to
aircraft communications. That award followed success earlier in the year as part of the
winning group for the ETASS contract, providing support services for NextGen's En Route
Paul Reid, President of NATS' US division, NATS Inc, said: "A strong online presence
is vital to support our continued growth in the United States. NATS has world class
expertise in air traffic management and we understand the US market. I believe our new
website provides a compelling shop window."
In the States, NATS offers expertise in Consulting, Engineering support, Information,
Airport Optimization and Defense. This broad range of services enables NATS' US customers,
such as FAA primes as well as regional airports and the FAA itself, to tap into NATS'
capabilities in support of NextGen projects.
As well as handling 2.2 million flights a year in the UK, NATS also works in over 30
countries around the world and has staff based in the USA, Spain, the Middle East, and
NATS is the UK's leading provider of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services, handling
2.2 million flights in 2011/12, covering the UK and eastern North Atlantic. NATS provides
air traffic control from centres at Swanwick, Hampshire and Prestwick, Ayrshire.
NATS also provides air traffic control services at 15 of the nation's major airports
including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow,
together with air traffic services at Gibraltar Airport.
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New Business Strategy Seminars for Becoming a Cloud Services Provider
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenith Infotech Ltd. today announced a new seminar series, "MSP to CSP: A Practical Roadmap," to support Managed Service Providers (MSPs) transitioning to the cloud. The series arms MSPs with knowledge about the cloud market and technology options for providing Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and managed hosting. Over 50 seminars will take place around the country in the first quarter of 2013, in two formats to accommodate the scheduling needs of participants.
"The cloud provides tremendous opportunities for MSPs serving small to medium businesses. SMBs are adopting cloud services at a tremendous rate, and they want to turn to trusted service providers who understand their needs and will tailor services for them. If MSPs aren't prepared to become Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), these companies will turn elsewhere," explains Maurice Saluan, Senior Vice President of Sales for Zenith.
Zenith developed the "MSP to CSP" series to help service providers launch cloud offerings quickly and effectively, so they can start earning income rapidly by owning and hosting the infrastructure needed to provide iSCSI storage and virtual servers & desktops to their clients. "Many MSPs are intrigued by our new TigerCloud virtual infrastructure solution. This workshop helps them to develop a workable business model for becoming a CSP or IaaS provider, and to evaluate the opportunities that the cloud presents," Saluan continues.
By attending "MSP to CSP," providers will develop a better understanding of the needs and preferences of SMBs that are driving their cloud adoption, and how they can meet those needs by becoming a CSP. Experts will also show how TigerCloud's virtualization controls, high-performance iSCSI storage and integrated business continuity features can provide the technology needed to support their CSP business.
Conifer Group Launches Cloud-Based Form PF Solution
-- Service will be available for current fund administration client base as well as non-clients --
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conifer Group, LLC, a leading provider of fund administration, middle office, trading and prime brokerage services, announced today it has launched its proprietary cloud-based Form PF solution. The Conifer Form PF solution is based on Conifer's ground-breaking iCon(TM) portal, the industry's premier cloud-based platform for portfolio accounting, reporting, analysis and data warehousing. Leveraging the iCon(TM) technology will allow Conifer's fund administration clients and other funds to complete, file and revise Form PF, an in-depth document which must be submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission by all registered fund managers advising at least $150 million in private fund regulatory assets.
"This solution represents a significant development in our cloud-based fund administration offerings to the hedge fund industry. It provides our clients an efficient, scalable and robust filing solution that will satisfy their regulatory compliance requirements in a cost-effective and resource-efficient manner," said Jack McDonald, President and CEO of Conifer. "We have benefitted from the experience of some Form PF 'first filers' by leveraging their actual filing experiences into our current offering."
Building Conifer's Form PF solution off of the iCon(TM) platform is a logical extension of Conifer's differentiated technology. The challenges the industry's 'first filers' experienced with filing Form PF contributed valuable development input into Conifer's completion of this tool. The complete data warehouse element of iCon(TM) allows Conifer the ability to draw upon each client's full data set in compiling a comprehensive and accurate Form PF filing. Conifer began deploying iCon(TM) across its client base in early 2011, and currently captures and reports data for over 50 clients.
For current administration clients, Conifer will offer its Form PF solution via Business Process as a Service (BPaaS). For firms using other administrators, Conifer will offer its Form PF tool via a Software as a Service (SaaS) approach. The solution is notable for its user-friendliness, and for providing links to regulatory definitions and documents critical to the Form PF filing. Conifer will be conducting several upcoming webinars to educate clients about its Form PF tool in advance of the 2013 deadline.
About Conifer Group, LLC
The Conifer Group, LLC is a leading provider of services to the hedge fund industry that includes global fund accounting and administration, middle office, prime brokerage and execution services. Conifer's comprehensive platform of business and operations solutions appeals to both start-up and established managers by allowing them to focus exclusively on asset gathering and investing. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices in New York and the British Virgin Islands, Conifer has been in business since 1989. For more information, please visit http://www.conifer.com.
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GFR Enterprises Introduces Two New E-Commerce Websites Geared Toward Delivering Convenient Shopping and Healthy Living
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona based internet company and online retailer, GFR Enterprises LLC, today introduced two new websites geared toward delivering convenient shopping and healthy living for the New Year: http://www.ggnow.biz and http://www.h-hnow.com.
GFR Enterprises LLC was founded in 2012 and is dedicated to providing online consumers with competitive prices, a vast array of products to choose from, and a convenient online shopping experience.
Ggnow.biz is an online shopping mall selling a variety of consumer products; many products are currently priced under $20.00 for economical gift giving. Product categories include but are not limited to: hardware, outdoor recreation, tableware, furniture, holiday items, men's accessories, women's accessories, garden, home decor, candles, collectibles, electronics and sporting goods.
The Company's second online store, h-hnow.com, is a health and wellness store, selling a variety of products that help support a healthy lifestyle. Examples of products sold at H-hnow.com include Ginseng, Neem Tree products, kosher products, probiotics, organic products, soaps, shampoos and conditioners, teas, fitness products, books, vitamins, anti-aging formulas, nutritional foods, children's products and teen products.
Founder and President of GFR Enterprises LLC, Gordon Rohn, states, "It's the perfect time for us to introduce these two new stores. Customers can purchase gifts at any time throughout the year at ggnow.biz, and also shop for themselves and their families at h-hnow.com to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle for 2013."
Both online stores accept all major credit cards and items purchased can be shipped anywhere within the United States and Canada.
Kentico Teams with Bureau of Internet Accessibility
NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentico Software (http://www.kentico.com), the Web Content and Customer Experience Management provider, today announced it has teamed with the Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) to help make the web more accessible for all users.
"It's been 20 years since the Internet first began gaining traction, and yet most of those with disabilities are still unable to take part in many of the web's opportunities," said Petr Palas, CEO and founder of Kentico Software. "Our goal in partnering with the Bureau of Internet Accessibility is to make it easier for developers and marketers to create highly accessible websites that reach everyone."
According to the PewResearchCenter, only 54% of adults living with a disability use the Internet. The BoIA estimates 99 percent of the world's websites are still not accessible to those with special requirements. This includes the 575 million people who have difficulty seeing or hearing, according to the World Health Organization.
In the United States, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act mandates that all electronic Federal information be accessible to those with disabilities. Meanwhile, the World Wide Web Consortium created its own international Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG2) for all websites to abide by regardless of industry or purpose. By integrating the BoIA's web-based accessibility scanning and analysis tool into Kentico's CMS dashboard, Kentico helps users adhere to Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 standards and maintain better business practices.
As part of the first complimentary BoIA scan, Kentico users receive comprehensive reports detailing all discovered issues along with suggested remediation. Results include accessibility grades and seals that can be displayed to demonstrate compliance as well as allow visitors to communicate directly with accessibility personnel. An unlimited number of scans are available to those who upgrade to BoIA's member service.
"Making websites more accessible isn't just a matter of meeting government regulations or avoiding expensive lawsuits, it's a matter of good business and good web citizenry," said Kim Testa, Director of the Bureau of Internet Accessibility. "We believe the web should be made available and highly usable to all, and by partnering with Kentico, we're taking longer strides toward making that happen."
About Kentico CMS
Kentico CMS is an enterprise Web Content Management System and Customer Experience Management System that provides a complete set of features for building websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions on the Microsoft ASP.NET platform on premise or in the cloud. It supports mobile websites, SEO, document management, online marketing tools, multilingual websites, multisite management and it ships with 70 modules, 400 configurable Web parts and source code available.
Kentico CMS customers can expect a highly flexible platform with a uniquely easy-to-use user interface. It's currently used by more than 16,000 websites in 90 countries. The clients include Microsoft, Guinness, Chiquita, Vodafone, O2, Orange, Brussels Airlines, Mazda, Ford, Subaru, Isuzu, Samsung, Gibson, ESPN, DKNY, Abbott Labs, Medibank, Ireland.ie and others.
About Kentico Software
Kentico Software (http://www.kentico.com) helps clients create successful dynamic websites, intranets, community sites and e-commerce solutions using Kentico CMS for ASP.NET. It's committed to deliver a full-featured, enterprise-class, stable and scalable Web Content Management solution on the Microsoft .NET platform. Founded in 2004, Kentico is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in the United States (Nashua, NH and Seattle, WA), United Kingdom (Reading) and Sydney (Australia). Since its inception, Kentico has continued to rapidly expand the Kentico CMS user base worldwide. Its partner network consists of 1,200 partners in 80+ countries. Kentico Software is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. In 2010, Kentico was named the fastest growing technology company in the Czech Republic in the Deloitte Technology FAST 50 awards. In 2012, Kentico Software was named global Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist in the ISV/Software Solutions Industry category.
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Audiobooks.com Launches Two Affordable Audiobook Subscription Plans
Tailor-made Plans Deliver Great Listens Instantly, Anywhere, Starting at Just $14.95 a Month
TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Audiobooks.com, a service that allows you to instantly stream and download audiobooks, announced today that the company is rolling out two audiobook subscription plans designed to provide audiobook fans with an affordable way to access great listens instantly, anywhere. For just $14.95 a month, members can choose a best-seller or classic favorite from more than 25,000 titles and listen to it on their smartphone, tablet or computer. For a monthly charge of only $22.95, Audiobooks.com members can listen to up to two audiobooks per month. These affordable subscription plans open up the world of audiobooks to new fans and veteran audiobook enthusiasts alike.
"Our research shows that most audiobook fans listen to one or two audiobooks a month," said Ian Small, General Manager of Audiobooks.com. "Our new plans are tailored to give these audiobook listeners the best value for their dollar. We encourage potential customers to check out competitor prices - they'll quickly find that we're offering the best value with the most convenience, delivering great listens instantly, anywhere, including on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets with free apps."
Audiobooks are a great way for people with busy schedules to make time for new books and classic literature. Busy moms, commuters and others can listen to classics like The Hobbit and Les Miserables as well as contemporary best-sellers like Tina Fey's Bossypants, the Divergent trilogyand thousands of other books, all compellingly narrated to put listeners in the middle of the story.
Audiobooks.com delivers an affordable service that allows listeners to instantly stream and download audiobooks on virtually any web-enabled smartphone, tablet or PC. The company's revolutionary cloudmark sync technology allows listeners to pick up where they left off in an audiobook across all devices without having to use a special browser plug-in or dedicated application, meaning they can listen at home on their PC and pick up the story at the gym on their smartphone without losing a second trying to find their place.
To introduce new customers to the wonderful world of audiobooks, Audiobooks.com is offering a free seven-day trial. Starting January 9, 2013, new customers can visit Audiobooks.com and sign up for the no-obligation test drive, which allows them to instantly stream or download any audiobook from the company's vast library of titles, absolutely free. Audiobooks.com is confident that customers will love the convenience, fun and excitement of audiobooks and come back for more by choosing the right plan to fit their listening pace.
The launch of the affordable new subscription plans coincides with the company's one-year anniversary, underscoring Audiobooks.com's commitment to continuous innovation to meet audiobook listeners' needs. Learn more - or sign up for a free trial - at http://www.audiobooks.com.
Audiobooks.com is a service that provides an affordable way for listeners to instantly stream or download audiobooks on any Internet-enabled smartphone or PC, including Apple iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones or tablet devices. The company is the first and only provider of cloudmark sync, its proprietary technology that synchronizes users' last listened-to bookmark position across all devices without requiring a special browser plug-in or dedicated application. Find out more at http://www.audiobooks.com.
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Massive Dynamics firming up March 15th for Unveiling First WEB 4.0 Android Computing Tablet
CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Massive Dynamics, Inc.'s (OTCBB: MSSD) President, Oscar Hines, is back in Cupertino firming up details for the first WEB 4.0 Computing Tablet after an appearance at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The press event is currently scheduled to take place in Cupertino on March 15(th).
This first new breakthrough WEB 4.0 computing tablet will operate on Google's Android platform and will be priced in the "more affordable" tablet price range sector. Company management believes this cutting edge product will give the Company priority access to the potential 210 million tablets forecast by Digitimes to be sold in 2013. According to the forecast, 70 million tablets will come from companies other than Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics and Microsoft Corp. With that size of a market available for a Massive Dynamics entry, management believes this new "next level" tablet can capture a sizeable portion of these estimated 2013 sales.
This new "first of its kind" tablet is right in line with the Company's focus on lucrative new WEB 4.0 technology as the product can receive information and instructions without the user needing to touch the tablet, utilize voice input or incorporate any peripheral device whatsoever. The term "WEB 4.0" is typically defined as the imminent evolution into "Intelligent Interaction" of consumer electronics. The company will be releasing more details about this new product in the coming weeks, including production and availability schedules.
More information on the new WEB 4.0 tablet and other breakthrough technology and products that Massive Dynamics develops and sells may be seen at http://www.MassiveDynamicsCorp.com.
Massive Dynamics, Inc. is a Nevada corporation listed on the OTCBB under the trading symbol MSSD. The Company is an acquirer, developer and seller of leading edge communications technology and products - mainly focusing on the profitability of the oncoming universal Web 4.0 technologies. WEB 4.0 centers mainly around systems that involve "Intelligent Interaction" with users.
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DeleteMe Mobile App Lets Consumers Remove Private Information From Data Brokers While On The Go
Online privacy leader Abine brings its popular DeleteMe service to mobile devices, expanding consumers' options to eliminate public profiles and remove personal information from data brokers
BOSTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abine, Inc., today announced the launch of DeleteMe Mobile, a mobile-optimized version of its DeleteMe service, designed to safeguard personal information against the growing threat of data tracking, collection, and sale. With DeleteMe Mobile, people are able to search, find, remove, and monitor their personal information on data brokers' websites - all from the convenience of their iOS mobile devices, like iPhones and iPads.
Many people are unaware of the scale and scope of data collected during routine online activity, not to mention the increasing practice of combining online and offline activities such as voting records, home address, and Internet browsing habits, to assemble a comprehensive database or profile of who they are, what they're interested in, and what motivates them. More than 200 data brokers collect sensitive consumer information each day, and that number continues to rise at an alarming rate. Different opt-out policies and constantly changing procedures at each company or data broker make it nearly impossible to manage your personal information and correct or remove it from the databases. Even worse, records often reappear, leaving a person with no choice but to start the process all over again. Some websites don't offer individual consumers a way to opt out or contest a record at all. DeleteMe Mobile simply shows records that the service is able to remove and allows users to start the removal process in one click.
Like DeleteMe, DeleteMe Mobile scours the Internet and assists with the removal of personal information from some of the largest U.S.-based people search databases. DeleteMe Mobile subscribers find an average of more than eight unwanted profiles on these sites. Since all searchable records are displayed in a single dashboard, removing and monitoring private information listed on multiple websites is easy. The free version of DeleteMe Mobile offers users one free record removal. Users may sign up for three months of service for $24.99, which includes removal of all published records shown on DeleteMe Mobile and access to Abine's team of privacy experts.
Data brokers have access to a wealth of personal information, including estimated net worth, religious and political affiliations, children's names, websites visited, articles read, and photos posted of consumers and their families. This information is available to employers, insurance companies, and individuals willing to pay a small fee. Such practices leave individuals susceptible to inaccuracies that can result in damaging assumptions about a person's history, reputation, and character. It can also be dangerous or even life-threatening for those targeted by stalkers or abusers, and people working in a vulnerable field, like law enforcement. Both the Federal Trade Commission and members of Congress, most recently led by Senator Rockefeller in October 2012, have stepped up investigations of data brokers and their use of personal data. Eighty percent of consumers feel that it is important to be able to opt out of the distribution and sale of personal information, or delete the information that data brokers collect (TrustedID, 2012).
"Many data brokers make it confusing, difficult, and time-consuming for consumers to remove their information from being sold, and current laws and regulations do not offer enough protection from its harmful effects," said Bill Kerrigan, Abine CEO. "Online privacy should be simple. That's why we've created privacy solutions that give people the means to regain and manage their personal privacy simply and effectively. With DeleteMe Mobile, we are giving peace of mind to the many people who increasingly rely on mobile devices as their primary way to go online."
When DeleteMe Mobile is used in conjunction with Abine's other privacy tools, like DoNotTrackMe, consumers can keep their digital footprints cleaner by preventing the re-accumulation of personal data due to online tracking. DoNotTrackMe is a free browser add-on that lets you browse the Internet as you normally would, while blocking hundreds of trackers.
DeleteMe Mobile is available today as a free download for iPhone and iPad users from the Apple App Store.
Abine provides consumers with online privacy solutions that are innovative, easy to use, and work for everyday web users. With proven tools, Abine enables people to both benefit from the Web and retain control over their personal information. Abine is backed by premier venture capital firms Atlas Venture and General Catalyst Partners. Abine: The Online Privacy Company(TM). Abine.com.
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EMC Doubles Performance of Entry-Level VMAX 10K for Enterprises of All Sizes
VMAX Family Enhancements Make VMware Virtualization and Hybrid Clouds Easier to Deploy and More Efficient
HOPKINTON, Mass., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
-- EMC today announced significant hardware and software updates to its
flagship EMC VMAX Family.
-- EMC VMAX 10K is enhanced for mission-critical applications in
virtualized environments, delivering enterprises of all sizes with up-to
2X more power.
-- VMAX Enginuity update enhances VMAX Family.
-- Join the EMC Community Network online Webcast today at 11 a.m. EST.
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) today announced that it has updated its market-leading EMC(®) VMAX(®) Family, making it more powerful, smarter, more trusted, and more efficient for mission-critical applications in VMware virtualized environments for enterprises of all sizes. The EMC VMAX 10K (entry product to the VMAX Family) is now the highest-performing of its class in the industry--and is up to 2X more powerful than its predecessor. EMC also introduced a wave of new features to the EMC VMAX Family (10K, 20K and 40K) through significant updates to VMAX Enginuity((TM)) software. As customers continue to transform their IT environments, and deploy virtualized Hybrid Clouds, they must tackle consolidation of their most mission-critical applications. Customers across the globe rank EMC as the #1 storage choice for mission-critical environments according to a study from IDC¹. These enhancements enable customers to implement virtualization and cloud more easily and efficiently than before.
These VMAX 10K technology enhancements make it easier for small to mid-size enterprises to enjoy the powerful capabilities of the VMAX family. It is for this reason that in the third quarter of 2012 30% of VMAX 10K sales were customers new to the EMC VMAX Family.
In 2009, EMC first introduced the VMAX Family and the revolutionary Virtual Matrix Architecture((TM))--purpose-built storage for the virtual data center that delivers unprecedented levels of scalability, efficiency, data integrity, availability and performance. We're building upon that foundation with today's enhancements to the VMAX 10K so that customers benefit from ultra-fast application performance and faster CPUs. The VMAX 10K also offers new features previously only available on the VMAX 20K and VMAX 40K.
VMAX 10K-specific Enhancements
-- Increased performance for critical applications in virtualized
environments--achieving up to 100% faster performance--with support for
faster CPUs with 50% more cores. This enables applications like Oracle
OLTP in VMware environments to run up to 90% faster.
-- Enhanced protection against data theft and improved compliance in
regulated industries (e.g. government and healthcare) with the Data At
Rest Encryption (D@RE) feature, which encrypts all data on all drive
types without performance penalty. (Already offered on the VMAX 20K and
-- Maximizes existing storage investments with an additional tier of
storage--including non-EMC storage arrays--with new support for
Federated Tiered Storage feature capability--achieves up-to a 15% TCO
savings. (Already offered on the VMAX 20K and VMAX 40K).
-- More efficiency with new support for denser 2.5" drives, enabling 2X
more usable drives per tile, which also reduces weight and power
consumption on both the VMAX 10K and VMAX 40K by 1/3 compared to 3.5"
VMAX Family Enhancements
-- Better management and performance with new Host I/O Limits feature for
the VMAX Family, making performance more predictable and easier to
manage in consolidation and multi-tenancy environments. Now customers
can choose how many IOPS or how much bandwidth to give each application
or user. This capability is critical in cloud environments, or when
consolidating many critical applications.
-- Leading performance for VMware vSphere(®) 5 environments breaking the 2
million IOPS barrier (with VMAX 40K).
-- Simplified management with EMC Unisphere for the VMAX Family now
includes enhanced integration with the VMware platform, VFCache, Windows
2012, and the ability to manage all major features of VMAX.
-- More efficiency with FAST VP through support for an industry-leading 4
tiers and cold data compression, with up to a 2:1 capacity savings on
inactive data. In addition, even more cost and floor space savings can
be achieved using 3TB drives and mixed 2.5"/3.5" DAEs with FAST VP.
Mr. Sun Zhiguang, Manager of Operation and Maintenance Department in Business Support Center, China Mobile Group, Hebei Company Limited (Hebei MCC)
"Hebei MCC is part of China Mobile Group, which offers the world's largest mobile network to the world's largest mobile customer base. As the sixth largest subsidiary of the China Mobile Group, Hebei MCC serves more than 50 million customers in the Hebei province of China. Hebei MCC relies on EMC VMAX 10K to store, manage and protect customer information from our mission-critical billing application. With these new enhancements to the VMAX 10K, we are achieving new levels of performance. In addition, the new features in Enginuity enable Hebei MCC to provide even better service to customers across China."
Brian Carpenter, Vice President of IT, Heritage Auctions
"As the largest collectibles auctioneer and third largest auction house in the world, Heritage Auctions relies on VMAX 10K storage for our mission-critical SQL Server-based website and auction applications. Our infrastructure is now over 90% virtualized on the VMware platform. When we first purchased our VMAX 10K it came bundled with everything one would expect in a virtualization-optimized tier-one solution. With these new updates, EMC is delivering us the operational headroom to effectively handle a 5X spike in performance and demand--with zero impact on our delivery of data to customers. In addition, we plan to use the FTS feature, to maximize our benefit from our legacy storage arrays."
Mike Chrystal, Senior Technical Specialist, Storage & Servers, St. Charles Health System, Inc.
"St. Charles Health System is the primary health care provider for patients living in and around Central Oregon. Our number one concern is the welfare of our patients. To deliver the absolute best patient care--and ensure their information is both protected and available--we rely on EMC backup and recovery solutions and VMAX 10K storage to store, manage and protect our VMware vSphere((TM)) 5.0 virtualized environment. This includes mission critical Oracle and Microsoft applications, as well as our electronic medical records (with McKesson) and ambulatory care system (with All Scripts) data. With these new enhancements to the VMAX 10K for blazing performance and Enginuity update for new levels of efficiency and management, we have even more confidence and trust that our patients' information will be safe and readily accessible."
Chris Wetzel, Solution Line Leader for Dedicated Storage & Data Preservation, Rackspace
"Rackspace customers demand the highest levels of performance and availability. We're focused on delivering bulletproof reliability and great customer service--that's why we use VMAX as the foundation for one of our most vital storage solutions, Shared SAN. We plan to use EMC's new performance control feature, part of Enginuity, to determine how much resource (IOPS, bandwidth etc.), to give each user. This is critical in shared environments or when you're consolidating many applications. With VMAX, we believe we deliver a more reliable infrastructure to support the needs of our customers."
Industry Analyst Quote:
Stuart Miniman, Senior Analyst, Wikibon
"The latest enhancements to VMware vSphere, coupled with storage innovations like this latest version of VMAX 10K and updates to EMC's Enginuity software, are delivering customers the performance, reliability and operational efficiency needed in their Tier-1 storage environments. With these types of advancements, the technical barriers of virtualizing mission critical applications are eliminated. In addition to virtualization, customers are also citing deploying automation, such as tiering, at the top of their priority list. With EMC FTS technology, customers now have more flexibility to optimize their existing storage infrastructure by adding another tier of storage."
Brian Gallagher, President, Enterprise Storage Division, EMC
"The world's most sensitive and mission-critical information is stored, managed and protected by EMC. Today we're delivering another wave of innovation, enabling enterprises of all sizes to access the value of the VMAX Family's entry-level VMAX 10K. We have thousands of engineers dedicated to inventing new ways for our customers to meet the demands of virtual data centers. As customers continue down their paths to Hybrid Clouds and leveraging Big Data to transform their businesses, we will continue to partner with customers and innovate to accelerate their journey."
Availability and Services
EMC Global Services enables customers to accelerate their VMAX infrastructure deployments by creating strategies to transform from physical to virtual environments. Leveraging EMC technology and virtual storage integration services, VMAX customers can take full advantage of VMware integration features in their new VMAX infrastructure. This includes provisioning storage directly through vCenter and optimizing load balancing at the VM level to better support the demands of virtual computing, and to optimize both new and existing EMC infrastructure for the cloud. All technologies announced today are currently shipping and available worldwide through EMC and EMC channel partners.
-- Watch Videos About VMAX Innovation and New VMAX Features
-- Read the IDC Storage Users Demand Study: EMC #1 Choice for Mission
-- Read Chuck's Blog
-- Read About the VMAX Family, VMAX 10K and Enginuity
-- Read Papers About VMAX in Citrix and SAP Environments
-- Connect with EMC via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
(1) IDC, "IDC's Storage Users Demand Survey 2011 - Fall Edition: Customers Still Want Choice, #234651"
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Datawatch Announces Latest Release Of Datawatch Monarch Professional
Version 11.5 Offers Server-Based Business Model Management and Support for Japanese
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of information optimization solutions, today announced the release of Datawatch Monarch Professional v11.5. This new release continues to extend Datawatch's lead in the ability to deliver data variety to business intelligence and big data solutions through its information optimization products by allowing users to more effectively manage and collaborate in the development of data models to decompose semi-structured and unstructured data sources, as well as delivers support for modeling sources in Japanese. Datawatch's new model management capabilities will allow organizations to develop models using Datawatch Monarch Professional and then store and share those models inside the Datawatch Enterprise Server through a secure collaboration function, extending the value of these models to more users across the organization. Additionally, Japanese language support in Datawatch Monarch Professional 11.5 enables the trapping, transformation, processing, and analysis of semi-structured and unstructured content from Japanese character sets. This support maintains the alignment of full-width and half-width characters within an input source, allowing Japanese users of Datawatch Monarch Professional to easily transform, analyze and export reports, PDF files, machine data, print streams, EDI streams and other semi-structured sources of data delivered to users in Japanese. This technological breakthrough is foundational to the future support for other full-width character sets, like Chinese and Korean.
"As we look to extend our business, both in terms of geography and enterprise readiness, it is critical that our products deliver the functionality required to support these initiatives," said Jon Pilkington, Vice President of Products, Datawatch. "With this release of Datawatch Monarch Professional, we have delivered support for our expansion into the Asia Pacific region and new capabilities that make our solutions even more relevant to the entire enterprise."
With11.5, Datawatch introduces Monarch Power Client, which allows seamless connectivity and interaction between Datawatch Monarch Professional and Datawatch Enterprise Server. Monarch Power Client gives Datawatch Monarch Professional users the ability to use reports and edit/create new models directly from Datawatch Enterprise Server 11.5.
"This is a very important step in the maturation of our Information Optimization Platform," continued Mr. Pilkington. "In addition to simplifying the workflow between our client and server-based solutions, Monarch Power Client represents the first step in providing simple orchestration across our entire platform. By using the models developed in Datawatch Monarch Professional, and managing and securing them in a high availability server, our users can make their big data solutions available to every user."
Lastly, this new release fulfills the requirements of Section 508 Amendment to 1973 Rehabilitation Act Software Applications and Operating Systems. These guidelines are designed to help establish the accessibility level of software for people with a disability and an important factor in U.S. government procurement. Datawatch has created a VPAT (Voluntary Product Accessibility Template) which is available on request.
ABOUT DATAWATCH CORPORATION
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) is a leader in providing information optimization products and solutions that allow organizations to deliver the greatest data variety possible into their big data and analytic applications. Datawatch provides organizations the ability to integrate structured, unstructured, and semi-structured sources like reports, PDF files, and EDI streams into these applications to provide a 360 degree perspective of the issues and opportunities that exist in their businesses. More than 40,000 organizations worldwide use Datawatch's products and services, including 99 of the Fortune 100, and businesses of every type can benefit from the power and flexibility of Datawatch's industry leading solutions. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Singapore, Sydney and Manila, and with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.datawatch.com.
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Latitude19 Technology Brings First Open Internet Payment Gateway to Cayman Islands, Enabling e-Commerce Merchants Flexibility of Card-Not-Present Business Solutions in a Tax-Friendly Territory
CAYMAN ENTERPRISE CITY, Cayman Islands, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Latitude19 Technology announces the launch of the first open Internet Payment Gateway on the Cayman Islands. Built in partnership with the Level 1 PCI Validated service provider and leading software developer Auric Systems International, Latitude19 Technology offers the e-commerce merchant the flexibility and affordability of processing card-not-present business in a tax-friendly jurisdiction.
The Latitude19 Technology payment gateway ensures data security, performance, scalability, and ease of use by utilizing state-of-the-art hardware and software technology. The merchant will reduce their PCI scope and costs due to the unique tokenization approach, having the flexibility of integration with best-of-breed e-commerce solution.
Processing Internet credit card transactions with Latitude19 Technology will help the merchants meet their international business goals of cost containment, secure processing, and global growth. Latitude19 Technology's payment gateway expertise extends beyond the borders of simply processing e-commerce transactions. Leverage L19's expertise in:
-- Cayman Incorporation and business setup.
-- Merchant ID process and review.
-- Cayman banking and business knowledge.
-- The only "open" payment gateway on Cayman.
-- Secure transaction processing in a PCI-compliant Data Center.
-- Systems and shopping cart integration assistance.
-- Reduce PCI scope with their hosted shopping cart.
To learn more about Latitude19 Technology's expertise in international Internet payment gateway processing go to: http://www.l19tech.com
"Latitude19 Technology International Internet Payment Gateway leveraged Auric's extensive software development and PCI expertise to design and build the international payment gateway to L19's requirements," stated Auric Systems International CEO Ray Cote.
"Our experience with Auric Software Development was outstanding. I was confident throughout the process that whatever issues would arise Auric would address them and provide us with a solution to those issues. Auric has provided Latitude19 with a platform to grow and adapt to meet the ever-expanding business requirements associated with payment processing," stated Founder/President Tim Moore.
About Latitude19 Technology:
Latitude19 Technology is a Cayman Islands Internet payment gateway solution provider. The merchant will benefit from the "open" payment gateway design in areas of faster credit card transaction processing speed, cardholder security, and investment protection. http://www.l19tech.com
About Auric Systems International: Auric Systems International pioneered card-not-present payment software. Auric software moves billions of dollars for merchants - securely, affordably and elegantly. Payment Processing Simplified
New Silicon Valley Start-up FeaturedDate.com Hiring Thousands
FeaturedDate.com LLC Implementing a Bold Plan to Revolutionize Traditional and Online Matchmaking by Hiring Thousands of Independent Marketing Associates Throughout the United States
MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley matchmaking start-up FeaturedDate.com LLC announced today that it will hire more than one thousand (1,000) independent Marketing Associates to market and promote the services of FeaturedDate.com to millions of singles across the country, according to FeaturedDate LLC CEO, Romella Battle. Battle noted that the company is spearheading an aggressive marketing integration plan and is planning to have marketing associates in all (50) states over the next 4 - 6 months as the company begins to rapidly expand its client base. Battle also stated that the hiring of thousands of independent marketing associates will play a major role as part of the company's "boots on the ground" approach to provide clients with a more personalized approach and to create more enthusiasm and interest around the company's services and brand. She noted that associates will receive ongoing training and support with the chance to earn commissions and bonuses exceeding $40,000 per year.
The company recently hired former Customer Relations Coordinator, Juliet Kalejta, from API Technologies as its National Marketing Associates Coordinator to launch this effort.
"The company's research shows that serious marriage-minded singles are demanding a more exclusive and personalized matchmaking experience," said Romella Battle, FeaturedDate LLC CEO. According to Battle, online dating has become too impersonal, time consuming and cumbersome for busy people and that traditional "Brick and Mortar" matchmaking agencies with fees ranging from $3,000 - $30,000 or more per year are not affordable for the average person and requires the client to enter into complex contracts.
Anni Powers who is an industry insider, consultant and former Regional Director of Member Services in San Francisco for Table for Six stated "singles today have less trust and patience for online dating and a higher demand for personalized services such as pre-date planning and coaching, yet still want the options that an online platform provides. Essentially, more dates in less time. FeaturedDate.com delivers and is a fun and innovative way to bring singles together 'live' so that they can interact personally, without having to wait weeks for their matchmaker to select a date or spend hours of their own time weeding through profiles. This is a great concept!"
According to Battle, the company's trailblazing Chief Executive Officer and founder, "the traditional dating and matchmaking industry needs a shake-up because online matchmaking is here to stay but lacks credibility for serious daters while traditional matchmaking is credible, agencies have failed to integrate technology into the process which could make traditional matchmaking an affordable option for the average person." Battle indicated that FeaturedDate.com has bridged this gap and has introduced a revolutionary, first in the world platform to screen and interview potential clients and bring singles together all around the country from a single location through a hosted, online video conferencing platform. Battle indicated that the company filed a business process patent which is currently pending.
FeaturedDate.com, LLC is based in the heart of Silicon Valley in Milpitas, California. The company's founder and CEO, Romella Battle, believes the company's innovative approach will revolutionize dating and provide serious daters with a new, fresh, and affordable alternative to online and traditional "brick and mortar" agencies.
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Addressing market void, IntelliTalent helps mid-size companies effortlessly find the right candidates while saving tremendous amounts of time and money
HENDERSON, Nev., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliTalent.com today announced the Beta launch of an industry-first recruiting service, aimed at helping mid-size companies find top talent without incurring the typical recruiting agency fees or the cost of maintaining an in-house recruitment department. IntelliTalent.com is offering users unprecedented access to the front-end of a recruitment agency's process - the highly optimized sourcing of available talent - quickly providing companies with a batch of best-match candidates for open positions, from which they can then set up interviews.
"We are a recruiter-owned company formed as an antidote to the general dissatisfaction of the recruitment industry," says Jamie Amaral, co-founder of IntelliTalent. "By providing access to the front-end process of top recruiting firms, our service empowers small to medium size businesses in a way that has never been done before - allowing them to compete for talent on a whole new level."
Today's greatest corporate resource is talent, yet the time, resources and expertise required to identify and screen resumes is daunting and costly, and the price tag of a traditional recruitment agency simply cannot be justified for the vast majority of open vacancies. IntelliTalent levels the talent acquisition playing field and represents the democratization of recruiting, making what used to be a high-end, elite service available to everyone - from startups to established corporations. Powered by both technology and human researchers, IntelliTalent is a service that sources, filters and delivers candidate information directly to the hiring manager.
"Coming from the recruitment sector, we realized there was a huge void in the marketplace, one that begged to be filled, for companies seeking the right talent to fill their mid-range positions," explained Loni Spratt, IntelliTalent co-founder. "They struggle between paying hefty agency fees and devoting a team to resume sourcing. Our subscription service provides businesses access to filtered, key talent, at a fraction of the cost - and substantial time savings - of doing it in-house."
With IntelliTalent, employers receive candidate profiles in their inbox within days of their job going live. For them, this means less time, less frustration, lower costs and enhanced control of the recruitment process. Subscription plans start as low as $1589 per job posting - with no per-hire costs or hidden fees for filling multiple vacancies, enabling IntelliTalent clients to focus solely on interviewing, hiring and running their business.
According to Neil Lebovitz, Former Global President of Adecco, the world's largest recruitment and staffing firm, "IntelliTalent is the Legal Zoom of the recruitment industry."
IntelliTalent is an innovative online recruitment service that challenges the traditional recruitment model, transforming the talent acquisition process for companies nationwide. IntelliTalent harnesses the power of social media and the latest recruitment technology while leveraging an expert research team, disciplined sourcing techniques and volume purchasing power to provide clients with highly accurate resumes of both active and passive candidates - helping organization identify top talent, and fill open positions - fast. For more information, visit http://www.intellitalent.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Infosys Transforms NovaSom's Sleep Apnea Diagnostic Portal to Significantly Speed Test Result Processing
BANGALORE, India and GLEN BURNIE, Maryland, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Cloud-based User Platform Expanded To Support New Offerings
Infosys [http://www.infosys.com/pages/index.aspx ], a global leader in consulting and
technology, has partnered with NovaSom, Inc. [http://www.novasom.com ], the leader in home
testing for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), to significantly improve the efficiency of
administering and analyzing results of home tests.
Infosys has designed an innovative cloud-based user portal, Meditrack(R), on
Salesforce.com to broaden the reach and efficiency of NovaSom's diagnostic solution suite.
The new portal provides physicians with a single, easy-to-use interface that speeds up the
order-to-delivery of devices, processing of diagnostic data and management of insurance
Meditrack(R) provides Web interfaces with third-party applications to access and
analyze patient data immediately upon wireless receipt of the completed home sleep test.
The portal, launched earlier this year, enables NovaSom to shorten the time from test
completion to report generation by two days. This capability helps NovaSom's sleep
specialist customers deliver faster diagnoses to patients and speed their paths to
"Patients with OSA are at an increased risk of other chronic diseases. The innovative
solution that we developed for NovaSom is helping OSA patients receive faster and better
medical care, said Dheeshjith V.G., Senior Vice President and Global Head, Life Sciences
at Infosys. "Leveraging our deep medical technology domain knowledge and harnessing the
latest technical advancements has allowed us to enable NovaSom to facilitate rapid
diagnostic and therapy cycles."
The NovaSom diagnostic solution also leverages AccuSom(R), the first and only
FDA-cleared wireless home sleep testing device. With more than 18 million moderate to
severe cases of OSA in the United States, NovaSom's suite of accurate, cost-effective home
sleep testing solutions is delivering new benefits to patients, health insurers, and
specialty and primary care physicians.
In 2012, NovaSom expanded its product suite, launching AccuSom Deliver(TM), a
customized turnkey solution allowing sleep specialists to incorporate high-quality,
at-home sleep testing into their practices on a larger scale. AccuSom Safe Recovery(TM)
was also launched this year, which leverages AccuSom's wireless functionality to complete
home sleep testing prior to surgery. The new portal from Infosys has helped NovaSom scale
operations to meet the expanded solution portfolio more effectively. Sleep specialists,
surgeons, and anesthesiologists can now develop a patient management plan that further
minimizes the risk of adverse respiratory events and other OSA-related complications
during and after surgery.
"A quicker OSA diagnosis is critical to helping sufferers get the therapy they need
sooner, and we are achieving that goal with the help of Infosys," said Richard Hassett,
MD, Chief Executive Officer, NovaSom. "The customized MediTrack portal enables us to
complete tests quickly and accurately. NovaSom's cloud-based infrastructure allows us to
partner with providers to improve access to care, reduce cost and address this undiagnosed
NovaSom, Inc. is the market leader in obstructive sleep apnea home testing, with the
AccuSom Home Sleep Test, the first and only FDA-cleared wireless HST. The NovaSomhome
sleep testing technology and MediTrack portal have been shown to provide in-home,
clinically equivalent diagnosis of OSA at a significantly reduced cost as compared to
in-facility testing for uncomplicated, adult OSA. NovaSom's home sleep tests are currently
covered for more than 165 million Americans through partnerships with major health
NovaSom also offers comprehensive service programs that are utilized by payers,
employers, primary care and sleep specialist physicians nationwide, that enable
significant cost savings for OSA management. In an effort to combat the growing OSA
epidemic, NovaSom also partners with sleep centers, enabling sleep specialists to offer
clinically appropriate patients an alternative, convenient testing option, expanding
access to diagnosis and treatment.
NovaSom is accredited by the Joint Commission as an Ambulatory Care Sleep Diagnostic
Center & Telehealth Provider and is approved by CMS as an Independent Diagnostic Testing
Facility. For more information, visit http://www.NovaSom.com.
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That's
why Forbes ranked Infosys 19th among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading
provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions, Infosys
helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com
[http://www.infosys.com/Pages/index.aspx ] and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its
150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise(R) today.
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements.
The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to,
risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign
exchange rates, our ability to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including
those factors which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to
attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price,
fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, industry
segment concentration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand
for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system
failures, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions,
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which
Infosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of governmental fiscal
incentives, political instability and regional conflicts, legal restrictions on raising
capital or acquiring companies outside India, and unauthorized use of our intellectual
property and general economic conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that
could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our United States
Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on Form 20-F for
the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the quarters ended December 31,
2011, June 30, 2012 and September 30, 2012.These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys may, from time to time, make additional written and oral
forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does
not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time
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Township of North Glengarry chooses Easy Office Phone as new phone service provider
Township saving 80% over traditional service, with better integration and improved efficiency
BURLINGTON, Ontario, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Easy Office Phone is proud to announce it has been selected as the phone service provider for the Township of North Glengarry, Ontario. The company will provide sophisticated Hosted PBX service to the Township's municipal centres and staff, which collectively serve more than 10,600 residents.
The Township, located between Ottawa and Montreal, was seeking a phone service provider that could effectively unify its multiple locations, including offices, fire stations, recreational areas, and administration groups. After an in-depth pilot program, the township selected Easy Office Phone's Hosted PBX service.
North Glengarry has been looking to improve cost efficiencies across its various centres since 2008. Rick Elderbroom, GIS/IT Manager, has led a technology initiative to unify North Glengarry's communications across its 17 municipal offices and service locations.
Prior to the selection of Easy Office Phone, all of the township's locations were paying individually for phone, fax and Internet services. As a result, communications were not cost-efficient.
The township also recognized that coordination between locations could be improved. To reach each other, staff needed to place external calls, which reduced the speed of communications. This issue was particularly acute in North Glengarry's mobile workforce.
Mr. Elderbroom led a pilot project in North Glengarry's corporate office. Working with Easy Office Phone staff, the town conducted a "stress test" to examine network requirements and prepare for the adoption of Hosted PBX technology across the township. Easy Office Phone's service, which employs Tier- 3 datacenters and premium transit links, was selected based on its ability to produce a consistently high quality of service.
Structured, methodical deployments followed. At each rollout stage, Easy Office Phone worked closely with North Glengarry staff to implement service seamlessly across the township's many locations.
Since inception, the township has realized cost savings of approximately 80 per cent over the traditional landline services previously in place, freeing up significant revenues for redirection to other municipal priorities.
Easy Office Phone's Hosted PBX platform treats the township's multiple locations as belonging to a single campus. As a result, communication between separate locations is now tightly integrated, thanks to direct-dialing between employee extensions. Administrative management of multiple locations is also greatly simplified with Easy Office Phone's web interface.
To increase efficiencies in the mobile workforce, Easy Office Phone's service offers seamless integration across all endpoints. Township staff working from mobile phones can now easily answer and make calls, even when working outdoors or from remote locations.
"We started this process looking for improvements to cost efficiencies, and Easy Office Phone has certainly delivered," says Elderbroom. "That said, the solution brings additional value to the table that goes well beyond savings. Our communications are now seamlessly integrated across locations, which has meant major improvements to the speed and efficiency with which we conduct township business."
Atmel Expands ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family With New Advanced Connectivity Peripherals and Floating Point Unit
Running at 120MHz, New SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 Processor-Based MCUs Provide Ethernet and Dual-CAN Connectivity and Advanced Analog Capability
SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel(® )Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced it has expanded its ARM® Cortex(TM)-M4 based Flash family to include the SAM4E series, which features advanced connectivity peripherals, a floating point unit (FPU), advanced analog capabilities, and higher processing power.
This rich mix of features make the SAM4E devices ideal for the industrial automation, home and building control, machine-to-machine communications, automotive aftermarket and energy management applications.
Atmel SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based MCUs offer more processing power with a maximum operating frequency of 120MHz, a FPU and an integrated cache providing zero wait state flash access at full speed. The SAM4E includes embedded flash memory up to 1MB, safety and security features, and extensive communication links such as Ethernet IEEE1588 MAC, USB 2.0 device and dual CAN. The high performance and high-system integration of the SAM4E addresses the growing application requirements for high-speed wired and wireless communications.
The advanced analog technology on the device includes two independent 16-bit ADCs offering dual sample and hold capability, offset and gain error correction, programmable-gain amplifier enabling measurement of a wide input signal range with high precision.
"Industrial applications that serve the manufacturing automation market, such as programmable logic controller (PLC), require microcontrollers that deliver higher performance, advanced connectivity and better analog capability," said Ingar Fredriksen, Sr. Director of Microcontroller Products, Atmel Corporation. "The new Atmel SAM4E series addresses these specific requirements with a unique combination of just that - more connectivity, higher performance with a floating point unit and advanced analog. The new ARM Cortex-M4 series rounds out our diverse ARM product portfolio to offer designers a full breadth of devices based on the popular ARM core."
To help accelerate a designer's project, the SAM4E series, is supported by the Atmel Studio 6 integrated development platform (IDP). Available as a free download, Atmel Studio 6 includes the Atmel Software Framework, a complete library of source code, project examples, drivers and stacks. The IDP also features the Atmel Gallery app store for embedded tools and extensions and the Atmel Spaces collaborative workspace for software and hardware projects based on Atmel microcontrollers.
Pricing, Availability & Technical Specs
SAM4E series is available in two memory options 512KB and 1MB in BGA and QFP packages.
Pricing for the SAM4E series starts at $5.10 USD for 1,000-piece quantities.
The new SAM4E 1MB is sampling now, with general availability in February 2013. The ATSAM4E-EK evaluation kit is available now to support the SAM4E device enabling design engineers to begin prototyping and get a head start on their designs.
Click here for more technical information and product specifications.
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel provides the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
AirTight WIPS Announces HP ArcSight CEF Certification
Provides Network Administrators with Complete Visibility into Wireless Security Posture through a Single Console
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight(®) Networks, a global leader in secure Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that AirTight WIPS((TM)), its patented wireless intrusion prevention system, has achieved HP ArcSight Common Event Format (CEF) certification. The certification assures that AirTight wireless security alerts can be easily collected and aggregated for analysis in one single tool for security assessment and monitoring as well as platform integration for risk management. AirTight is the only WIPS vendor with this certification thus providing network administrators with complete visibility into the wireless security posture of their network(s).
With this certification, AirTight logs can be viewed in a hybrid environment eliminating administrative burdens. Network administrators can report, search, receive alerts and analyze various types of enterprise log data in one console, enabling them to manage their time and resources in a more efficient manner.
"With aggressive opponents determined to steal data coming from all vectors, network administrators must constantly watch, assess, evaluate and respond quickly. They need an easy way to correlate and act on all information about threats to the network," said Jatin Parekh, Vice President of Product Management at AirTight. "By joining best of breed technologies from AirTight and HP, customers benefit from a certified solution to address these security concerns."
"Enterprises and Governments worldwide increasingly need secure wireless and mobility amidst an increasing wireless threat landscape," said Buck Watia, director, Business Development, Enterprise Security, HP. "AirTight is a leading provider of Wireless Intrusion Prevention Solutions and we are glad to have them as a trusted CEF certified partner providing additional visibility for the HP ArcSight platform."
About AirTight WIPS
Wireless LAN (WLAN) infrastructure attacks are today one of the most critical and immediate threats to enterprise networks. To make matters worse, the consumerization of Wi-Fi is flooding enterprises with personal Wi-Fi enabled smartphones and tablets, which are inadvertently tearing down the network security perimeter; organizations without an officially deployed WLAN are also at risk. AirTight's wireless intrusion prevention system provides enterprises with continuous and the most comprehensive protection against current and emerging wireless threats.
AirTight WIPS offers proactive, automated wireless intrusion prevention with strong zero-day protection to guard against wireless vulnerabilities. AirTight's patented marker packet technology and industry's unique VLAN Policy Mapping(TM) architecture allows customers to detect a mismatch between wired and wireless assets and security policy settings, which in turn allows protection against many attack sequences which can be launched over access points.
-- World's best wireless intrusion prevention technology
-- Automatically detects, blocks and locates rogue APs & other Wi-Fi
-- Blocks unapproved smartphones and tablets
-- Off-line sensor mode for fault-tolerant continuous policy enforcement
-- Detects and locates 'non Wi-Fi' interference & RF jamming
-- Smart Forensics(TM) for quick resolution of wireless incidents
-- Remote troubleshooting including remote "live packet capture"
-- Also available on VMware
About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is a global provider of secure Wi-Fi solutions that combine its patented and industry-leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) technology with the next generation cloud-managed, controller-less Wi-Fi architecture. This unified approach allows enterprises for the first time to benefit from Wi-Fi access while concurrently protecting their networks 24/7 from wireless threats at no additional cost. AirTight's customers include global enterprises across virtually all industries and range from those who overlay AirTight WIPS(TM) on top of other WLAN solutions, to those who leverage the AirTight Cloud Services(TM) to rollout and manage AirTight Wi-Fi(TM), WIPS, and regulatory compliance (e.g., PCI) across tens of thousands of locations from a single console. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 29 U.S. and international patents granted, and more than 20 additional patents pending. For more information, please visit: http://www.airtightnetworks.com.
AirTight is a registered trademark of AirTight Networks, Inc. AirTight Networks, the AirTight Networks logo and AirTight WIPS are trademarks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 Solution Provides High Speed, High Volume Biometric Fingerprint and Iris Identification for National-scale Projects
Latest Software and Hardware Multi-biometric Solution from Neurotechnology Provides Even Higher Accuracy, Flexibility and Versatility for Large-scale Identification
VILNIUS, Lithuania, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced the release of MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0, a multi-biometric software and hardware solution designed for large-scale projects that require high-volume, high-speed fingerprint and/or iris identification using very large databases. Enhancements in MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 provide the high level of control, versatility, speed and accuracy required for national-level projects such as criminal identification, voter registration, passport issuance and citizen ID where millions or even billions of records are required. Fingerprint and iris modes can be used individually or in combination for even higher reliability.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 provides greater versatility than any previous version. It enables the system developer to optimize for accuracy or speed with eight different speed levels and provides more control and flexibility with the ability to specify all engine parameters, including speed level, for a single task. The updated algorithm in MegaMatcher Accelerator enhances accuracy for all kinds of fingerprints, including flat, slap, rolled or paper-scan.
"MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 significantly improves the accuracy and versatility for use in large AFIS implementations," said Antonello Mincone, MegaMatcher Accelerator project lead for Neurotechnology. "When heterogeneous fingerprint data are used in the same system, as in the case of an application for document issuance that includes both civil and criminal databases coming from different fingerprint capturing sources, MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 allows the system developer to configure the balance of speed and accuracy for each different identification request. This facilitates optimal tuning of the overall system for the highest level of performance and reliability," Mincone added.
The all-in-one MegaMatcher Accelerator software/hardware solution enables rapid deployment and provides extremely fast matching speeds of up to 100 million fingerprints per second and up to 200 million irises per second. It can manage a database of up to 40 million fingerprints and 50 million irises with the Extended version and up to 4 million fingerprints and 5 million irises with the Standard version. For even higher volume applications, multiple MegaMatcher Accelerators can be connected in a cluster to manage databases with billions of records.
Either fingerprint or iris mode can be used as a primary form of identification or both fingerprint and iris modes can be used together as a multi-biometric solution. MegaMatcher Accelerator also can check identification results with other biometric data from any Neurotechnology-supported modality, including face, palmprint or voice identification. Unlike systems that use pre-classification or internal database indexing, MegaMatcher Accelerator can perform a full database search for each match. This eliminates potential false rejections from incorrect classifications and gives MegaMatcher Accelerator a very high degree of reliability.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 includes an improved fingerprint algorithm that is tens to hundreds of times faster, depending on fingerprint type (plain, rolled, paperscan, etc.), yet can reach the same accuracy level as MegaMatcher SDK - the most accurate AFIS product from Neurotechnology - when set at the typical False Acceptance Rate (FAR) values and template size used in medium and large scale projects. Unlike systems that achieve higher speeds by applying constraints, such as limiting maximal rotation of two compared fingerprints, MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 maintains its high speed remaining fully rotation invariant.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 is available in both Extended and Standard versions. System benchmarks for both MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 versions are among the fastest in the industry:
-- MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 Extended Version offers the highest
performance for applications that require extremely fast matching with a
large volume of data. Working on an HP ProLiant DL360p G8 server with
128 GB RAM, MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 Extended can manage a database
of up to 40 million fingerprints and perform 1:N matching at a speed of
100 million fingerprints per second; it can manage a database of up to
50 million irises and perform 1:N matching at a speed of 200 million
irises per second.
-- MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 Standard Version is a fast, cost-effective,
PC-based solution for customers with smaller biometric applications.
Working on a PC with an i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, 1.5TB HDD, MegaMatcher
Accelerator 5.0 Standard can manage databases of up to 5 million irises
or 4 million fingerprints and can perform matching of up to 35 million
fingerprints or 70 million irises per second.
MegaMatcher and MegaMatcher Accelerator technologies are used in a wide variety of biometric solutions worldwide for national-scale projects, including voter registration, election control, passport and visa documentation, border control, criminal investigations and duplicate searches in large-scale government and commercial databases. The MegaMatcher fingerprint recognition algorithm is NIST MINEX-compliant for use in US Government Personal Identity Verification (PIV) program fingerprint recognition applications and it supports most biometric industry standards.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0 is available through Neurotechnology or from distributors worldwide. For more information, go to: http://www.neurotechnology.com.
Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification algorithms, object recognition technology and software development products. More than 2500 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.
Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 100 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity.
How Do You Get to $1 Trillion in Student Loan Debt?
Financial Fit(TM) Asks "Should We Change the Way We Search and Pay for College?"
CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new survey on college costs and college selection finds that three out of four U.S. families are willing to increase their student loans or debt, take on a second job, or sell a car, so their children can attend college. This despite the fact that college affordability and excessive student loan debt are the top two concerns parents have when it comes to college.
"These survey results point directly to the reason student loan debt is outpacing credit card debt for the first time in history--we continue to push a college selection timeline that forces families to make poor financial decisions," said Frank Palmasani, a veteran guidance counselor and former college admissions director, creator of the Financial Fit(TM) program, and author of Right College, Right Price. "What is needed is a radical change in how families approach their college search."
The survey by CollegeCountdown.com, which polled more than 3,000 adults with at least one college-bound child in their household, also found that nearly 80 percent of respondents reported some level of anxiety associated with paying for college.
A quarter of the parents surveyed, however, have not factored college affordability into their search process, while 46 percent are unsure how much total debt is their child is willing to take on to pay for college and 38 percent are unsure how much household debt they are willing to commit.
"Families are told 'don't look at the sticker price--it's not real,' and they believe it because it's true," said Palmasani. "But that doesn't necessarily mean that a school is going to be affordable. Under a blanket of false security, students spend junior and early senior year selecting colleges, testing, and applying, all the while falling more and more in love with their top pick, which may well be unaffordable."
In order to end the cycle of excessive student loan debt, Palmasani has created a first-of-its-kind program that helps students and parents tackle college costs first, at the start of their college search.
The Financial Fit program ($49.99 introductory price for one-year access) gives families a step-by-step process to figure out how much they can afford, which colleges are their financial fits, how to file financial aid documents, options to pay for college, and how to analyze college award letters to get the best deal.
Each step of the Financial Fit program features worksheets and short videos that give families their own virtual advisor in the planning and execution of their college search. Financial Fit also features a College Affordability Calculator, which determines exactly what each family can pay for college by factoring in 10 key components including cash flow, expenses, and savings.
Additional features within Financial Fit include a search function that links directly to each college's federally mandated net price calculator, as well as a College Comparison Chart that families can use to narrow down their college list by comparing net prices with what they can afford.
Just released from beta, Financial Fit has been adopted by more than 50 high schools to support more than 30,000 students and their families.
About the Author
Frank Palmasani is a Chicago-area high school guidance counselor and former college director of admissions. In 1985, Palmasani began delivering seminars on the college financial aid and planning process, and estimates he has reached more than 200,000 people. He is a member of NACAC, IACAC, and the College Board.
GB Chocolates now live with Vexilor, the Cloud-based Tablet POS System from Givex!
NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Givex, a global technology company,
just announced at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Retail's BIG
Show that GB Chocolates, a franchisee of Fannie May, is now using
Vexilor the new cloud-based POS system for Retail, developed by Givex
to take advantage of their full range of CRM solutions, including
stored value, gift, loyalty, campaign management and Analytics.
Vexilor is a cost-effective POS System that gives merchants the power to
run and analyze their business on an easy-to-use tablet connected to
the Givex Cloud. Clients can remotely receive up-to-date sales,
productivity and operational data. New releases and free enhancements
are scheduled throughout the year. Best of all, because of Vexilor's
cloud-based model, businesses will not need hardware or software
upgrades to make use of them. With Vexilor,merchants can count on the
fact that they will always be on the cusp of the latest technology.
"GB Chocolates set out to find a point of sale solution that was
inexpensive and designed for growth. Vexilor by Givex provides us with
a POS system specifically tailored to our retail business at a very
reasonable price. It's important to us to have a POS system that is
easy to learn and gives us the control we need to run our growing
business," says Jerad Ducklow, VP of Operations and Development at GB
"We're excited to provide GB Chocolates with a POS solution that caters
to their business needs," says Mo Chaar, Director Business Development,
Givex. "The Vexilor POS system will save you time and money by allowing
you to customize everything from pricing to employee workflow, and have
those changes propagated across all chosen locations when they synch
over the cloud."
To see Vexilor in action, visitors can drop by Givex Booth 142 at NRF
Retail's BIG Show in New York, Jan 14-15, 2013.
Givex's core distinction is taking on the tough task of managing all
aspects of the transaction to ensure you can deliver maximum customer
satisfaction. More than just digital marketing, the Givex platform
helps you build deeper customer relationships using smarter
transactions. Our gift card and loyalty programs and integrated POS
solutions allow you to gain valuable insights from real-time
transaction history, build sophisticated databases of customer
information, and drive further transactions and spending.
We value our partnerships with over 450 POS providers. Vexilor, our
cloud-based tablet POS was developed as a solution for clients unable
to use one of our POS partners.
CONTACT: Bryan Wang
Director Marketing, Givex
phone: 1-877-478-7733 ext. 309
The AudiencePro platform allows advertisers targeting based on demographics, spending
power, network usage, location, content relevance & device specific data, to reach the
right audience. The AudiencePro platform will allow advertisers to reach mobile
subscribers with highly relevant ads, displayed on multiple inventory sources across the
Vserv.mobi network, including 20,000+ Apps powered by its innovative AppWrapper
[http://vserv.mobi/dev ] technology, thus enabling targeted advertising at a massive scale
like never before. The platform will support all creative formats including rich media
formats such as Full Screen Ads, Video and HTLM5 interactive ads.
This launch also announces the first Telco partnership as Vserv signs up with Airtel,
the world's third largest telecom operator by subscriber base. Speaking on the occasion,
Dippak Khurana, CEO & Co-Founder, Vserv.mobi said, "The AudiencePro is the World's first
platform that brings together the power of Mobile Ad Networks with credible user data from
Telcos, to enable unprecedented levels of audience targeting for advertisers. After the
revolutionary AppWrapper monetization platform, this is our second game changing
technology that will unlock tremendous value across the entire mobile ecosystem. Given our
understanding & presence across emerging markets, we are already working towards rolling
out the AudiencePro platform with partners across the globe."
Founded in 2010, Vserv.mobi has been at the forefront of innovation in the Mobile
Advertising sphere in line with its goal of becoming the #1 Mobile Ad Network across
emerging markets. Their pioneering technology AppWrapper, powers One Click App
Monetization for 20,000+ Apps across platforms. AppWrapper is the World's Simplest App
Monetization - it enables premium advertising & innovative pricing models on any app,
without coding, in just one click. The AppWrapper platform now includes the power to
enable premium AudiencePro ads in the same One Click approach. Vserv.mobi is also the
winner of the MMA Smarties 2012 award for "Media Company of the Year" and the Red Herring
Top 100 Award.
Admission Test MICAT for PGDM-Communications of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) to be Held on March 3rd, 2013
AHMEDABAD, India, January 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Written Test Will be Held on 3rd March 2013 at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai,
Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai
The MICAT written examination for admission to the two-year (full time) residential
Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Communications) for the batch 2013-15 commencing June
2013 of Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, will be held on March 3rd, 2013 at
various centres across India. The last date for applying to this is January 29th, 2013.
The PGDM (C) of MICA has evolved into one of the premier and most sought out
management programmes in the country, endorsed by 100 per cent campus placements with
leading Companies across industry verticals. It offers specializations in Brand
Management, Advertising Management, Media Management and Marketing Research. From the 2013
batch, MICA will be offering a specialization in Digital Media & Communications,
encompassing New Media.
Admission to the programme requires a Bachelor's degree (in line with the 10 + 2 + 3
system) with minimum 50% marks, or an equivalent qualification in any discipline,
recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Candidates appearing for final
examinations towards a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) are also eligible to apply.
Candidates need to apply to MICA with scores of CAT 2012/XAT 2013/GMAT(December 31,
2007 or later).
The selection process for the PGDM (C) admission, for 2013-15 batch, involves two
Stage-I - MICA written Admissions Test (MICAT)
All candidates who apply to MICA through CAT/XAT/GMAT irrespective of their score,
will be called for MICAT, subject to their application form being complete and accepted by
MICA. (NRI and foreign candidates will qualify for a direct teleconference-interview based
on their GMAT performance, subject to rules and regulations of MICA).
MICAT is designed to assess analytical ability, divergent thinking, written
communication skills and general awareness about the communications industry.
MICAT written test will be held on 3rd March 2013 at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal,
Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
Stage II - Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interview (PI)
Candidates will be invited for Group Exercise and Personal Interview to MICA campus,
Ahmedabad, based on their performance in MICAT and CAT/XAT/GMAT. Quantitative and Verbal
sections from CAT/XAT/GMAT will be given 20% weightage each.
To apply online, students need to visit http://www.mica.ac.in or send an email to
email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-2717-308313 for any
Established in 1991, Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA), is India's
premier B-School in communications management. Its mission is "to develop innovative
professionals in the practice, development and management of communications to serve the
needs of industry and society through education, research and advocacy".
MICA's programmes are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education
(AICTE) and recognised by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of
India. The flagship programme of MICA is its fully residential, 2-year Post Graduate
Diploma in Management (Communications).
MICA prides itself in its curriculum creating students who focus on multiple
bottom-lines - with equal emphasis on financial, human and environmental implications.
Today, it is the alma mater of professionals who are in leadership positions in marketing,
brand management, consumer research, advertising, media and digital communications, across
industry verticals, in India and abroad. Visit MICA at http://www.mica.ac.in
4Videosoft Updates iPad Manager Platinum to Support All Apple Devices
BEIJING, Jan. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 4Videosoft, an innovative software provider of Blu-ray/DVD/video converters, iPad/iPhone/iPod transfer software, PDF software and system utilities for both Windows and Mac users, announces the update of its iPad Manager Platinum. After the upgrade, 4Videosoft's iPad Manager Platinum will highly support all iPad/iPhone/iPod devices.
4Videosoft's iPad Manager Platinum is a comprehensive iPad software product, providing easy access to transfer all files including music, movies, ringtones, camera rolls, photos, TV shows, camera shots, podcasts, iTunes U files, ePub files, PDF files, audio books, voice memos, SMS (MMS) and contacts from the iPad to a computer and iTunes for backup. Also, it can help you import local disc files to an iPad and transfer files from one iPad to another when you connect different iPad devices to a computer. More than that, this iPad transfer software is totally compatible with all iPad/iPhone/iPod devices, such as the iPad, iPad 4, iPad Mini, iPhone, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5, iPod nano 7 and so on. And it works well with iOS 6 and iTunes 11.
What's more, 4Videosoft's iPad Manager Platinum has the ability to convert all popular DVD/video/audio files to iPad-supported video and audio formats so that you can fully enjoy your favorite movies and music. The advanced decoding and encoding technology completely enhances the DVD/video converting performance. Powerful editing features can further optimize the output video files.
With fast, reliable and secure data transfer and storage ability, 4Videosoft's iPad Manager Platinum is the ideal software for iPad/iPhone/iPod users to freely transfer, backup and manage the software of their devices so as to avoid missing important data and share resources with friends and family. This amazing software is available for free download at: http://www.4videosoft.com/ipad-manager.html
OS Supported: Windows 8, Windows 7,
Windows XP (SP2 or
later), Windows Vista
Hardware Requirements: 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU,
or above; 512MB RAM or
System Requirements for Mac Version
OS Supported: Mac OS X 10.5 or above
Hardware Requirements: 512MB RAM, Super VGA
16-bit graphics card or
About 4Videosoft Studio
4Videosoft Studio is a professional multimedia software provider, which aims to constantly produce excellent multimedia desktop applications for all Windows and Mac users, so as to give 4Videosoft users an unparalleled digital life. With advanced technologies, dedicated R&D team and progressive spirit, it can always bring multimedia users various surprises and excellent audiovisual experiences. For more information, please visit: http://www.4videosoft.com
Accurate Imaging Resources Launches Multifunctional Antimicrobial Screen Protector
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accurate Imaging Resources announced this week its launch of Accurate Films - screen protectors for cell phones, tablets, laptops, monitors, PCs, and LCD/LED TVs.
"These new multipurpose and multifunctional screen protectors will work for Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy 3S phones, Apple iPads and much, much more," Michael Doyle, Director of Sales for Accurate Imaging, says. "What really sets these screen protectors apart from others is that they are not only antimicrobial, but they can be customized to fit any size screen and they offer high transparency for sharper imaging."
So, how do they work? Special coatings are applied to the film's surface that includes an antimicrobial element that prevents bacteria growth on the screen.
"We are especially proud of our antimicrobial feature," Doyle says. "It promotes better health practices by eliminating transfer of germs from hand to face that may linger on the phone screen protector."
These screen protectors also work to eliminate glare and fingerprints and can be easily removed and attached without leaving any residue behind on the screen surface. This ensures that the screen's surface is not damaged.
Doyle says that most of the glass surfaces, including the famous "Gorilla Glass(TM)" by Corning(TM) have an Oleophobic coating on the screen surface. This coating is important to the hardness of the glass and how the touch sensation interacts with the electronics of the device itself; it also prevents scratching.
"If this coating gets worn off, or washed off by household cleaning products, it will cause the device's touch sensation to malfunction," Doyle says. "Accurate Imaging's screen protectors will not only protect the screen coatings, but also the screen surface."
About Accurate Imaging Resources:
Since 1978, Accurate Imaging Resources has sold polyester film products in the facsimile and bar code/label printer market. The same base film that is used in thermal transfer film ribbons is now being used to protect and offer health-conscious functions for cell phone, tablet and other screen use. The newly-branded Accurate Films' product line plans to add more devices that cater to Point of Sale (POS) cash registers, kiosks and medical device markets.
Xi3 Corporation Unveils its Z3RO Pro Computer at CES 2013 and Predicts the "End of Desktop Computing as We've Known It"
The paperback-sized 64-bit, x86-based dual-core computer Z3RO Pro Computer has a starting price point of $399 and showcases the future of small form factor desktop computing
SALT LAKE CITY and LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Xi3( )Corporation unveiled its Z3RO(TM) Pro Computer, a small form factor computer the size of a small paperback at the 2013 International CES trade show, January 8--11, 2013.
With a starting price point of $399, the Z3RO Pro Computer is designed to showcase the future of small form factor desktop computing. Housed in Xi3's smallest chassis (1.875x4.875x3.625-inches), the Z3RO Pro Computer is designed for general computer use, including home and office environments, and is powerful enough for specialty applications such as digital signage environments and home theater use.
"The Z3RO Pro Computer is the ideal size for the ultimate in small form factor x86-based general computing," said Jason A. Sullivan, founder, President and CEO. "In this post-PC era, it's clear that there's no reason to buy a tower or mini-tower computer ever again. Not only does the Z3RO Pro Computer help round out the Xi3 product line, it also marks the end of desktop computing as we've known it."
The Z3RO Pro Computer is available with
-- A dual-core 64-bit, x86-based processor running at 1.65GHz (with 2MB of
-- An integrated graphics processor (GPU) containing 80 graphics cores (or
-- 4GB of DDR3 RAM,
-- 16GB--1TB of internal solid-state SSD storage (with up to 12Gbps
-- Two display ports providing maximum resolution of 2560x1600 (including 1
HDMI/DisplayPort v1.2 and 1 Mini-DisplayPort v1.2),
-- Four eSATAp 3.0 ports, and
-- 1Gb Ethernet port.
Z3RO Pro Computers operate at 15Watts of power, ship standard with openSUSE Linux v11.2, but will also run an array of other x86-based Operating Systems, including Windows 8 and lower, UNIX, other Linux variants, etc. General Availability of the Z3RO Pro Computer is slated to begin in the Second Quarter of 2013. Xi3 is accepting accept pre-orders on its Z3RO Pro Computer immediately.
About Xi3 Corporation
Formed in 2010 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Xi3 Corporation utilizes "The Power of X" to bring its building block approach to the world of computing, an approach Xi3 applies internally and externally to hardware solutions and software applications. For more information on Xi3 Corporation (an ISYS Technologies(SM) company), please visit http://www.Xi3.com.
The shape of the three-sided single piece casing, the end plate, and the overall shape of the Xi3 Modular Computer, as well as Xi3, Modular, Xi3 Modular, Z3RO, "The Power of X" and ISYS Technologies are trademarks and unique trade dress of ISYS Technologies, Inc.
David Politis, Xi3 Corporation, 801-534-4403, politis@Xi3.com
Wellworks For You Launches New Corporate Wellness Smartphone App
New smartphone app works as pedometer, calorie tracker
WEST CHESTER, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellworks For You has announced the release of a new feature to their corporate wellness platform, the Wellworks smartphone app. The app is now available on iPhones and Androids and will be included in all of the Wellworks For You programs including the Core Option.
Wellworks For You participants now have all features of their corporate wellness portal right at their fingertips which will make tracking progress and participation much simpler. The technology now available through the smartphone app includes access to the wellness calendar to sign up for upcoming programs, events and challenges, request a free pedometer, WellTrek virtual pedometer tracking system, access to their company's incentive management program with plan status, wellbalance fitness and nutritional planner, tracking of biometric data, health risk assessments, weekly meal plans with grocery lists, wellness challenge leader boards, specified wellness videos via their wellness toolbox and much more.
In addition, Wellworks For You Members may now use their phone as a pedometer and calorie tracker which will allow members to directly upload the steps and calories burned right from their Mobile device.
Downloading the new feature is simple! iPhone users can visit the Apple App Store and download the Wellworks For You App free of charge. Android users would access via the Google Plays Store to download the new version.
Individuals may contact Wellworks For You directly for access to the site and smartphone app at no additional charge.
Accompanying the release of the smartphone app is an additional upgrade allowing Benefits Consultants and Employers to completely private label the Wellworks For You system down to the logos and color scheme. In addition to its technology management system, Wellworks For You works with clients of all sizes by providing additional comprehensive wellness solutions including evidence based or targeted based disease management, onsite and telephonic health coaching, development and management of the corporate incentive program, onsite preventive screenings including Biometrics, corporate lunch and learns, wellness video production, custom wellness newsletters, promotional materials, and the management of wellness challenges.
Wellworks For You, headquartered in West Chester, PA. is a corporate wellness management company working with clients throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean Islands to design, implement and manage customized wellness programs. More information is at http://www.wellworksforyou.com/
SOURCE Wellworks For You
Wellworks For You
CONTACT: Thomas Tegler, +1-800-425-4657, email@example.com
LEXINGTON, Mass., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TIAX LLC (TIAX), a leading developer of advanced technologies and materials for batteries, today introduced its lithium-ion battery safety sensor system for detecting and pre-empting short circuits inside a lithium-ion cell. Short circuits can lead to safety events such as explosions and fires.
"Safety incidents in lithium-ion batteries, while infrequent, can be hazardous for consumers and can result in expensive recalls. The primary cause of these safety incidents is short circuits inside cells, which are not present at the point of manufacture and which, to date, have been impossible to detect in the field," said Dr. Brian Barnett, vice-president at TIAX.
A key component of TIAX's lithium-ion battery safety sensor system is based on a proven sensing technology that TIAX has had in the market for many years in a different application. "The use of our sensor system provides early warning of developing hazardous conditions due to internal shorts thus enabling a range of appropriate interventions," added Dr. Barnett.
"Lithium-ion battery technology has been a great boon to portable electronic devices such as smart phones and tablets, and to electric drive vehicles," said Dr. Kenan Sahin, President of TIAX. "Detecting internal shorts in lithium-ion cells before they lead to safety hazards has been elusive until now, and has been described as the 'holy grail' of lithium-ion battery safety enhancements. TIAX is very proud to have developed the breakthrough sensor system, that can enable effective measures to mitigate the until-now-unpredictable field failures and thus accelerate the expansion of this very critical industry by lessening the need for expensive hazard mitigation mechanisms and regulations."
This patent-pending technology employs sensors in combination with proprietary signal processing algorithms. It works for any lithium-ion battery chemistry. In lithium-ion cell packs it is effective over a wide range of temperatures and also in automotive duty cycles. It is low-cost and reliable. The system does not need changes in cell design, which makes it easy to incorporate it into battery systems.
TIAX is also developing an instrument incorporating this breakthrough sensor that will allow battery developers to design safer, longer lasting, lithium-ion battery packs.
TIAX's work in lithium-ion battery safety was mostly self-funded, with additional funds provided through a competitively won multi-year award under DOE's Vehicle Technologies Program.
Headquartered in Lexington, MA, TIAX LLC (http://www.TIAXLLC.com) develops and sells scalable, de-risked, prototyped, IP-protected technologies in clean-energy, energy storage, energy efficiency and advanced sensors with applications in vehicles, buildings and security.
TIAX lithium-ion battery-related technologies under development include a high performance electrolyte that functions at high-voltages and high-temperatures, a patented breakthrough silicon anode that lengthens battery run time, a novel active cell balancing system that improves battery life and safety, and an advanced sensor that detects electrical shorts inside cells to prevent safety-related events.
TIAX's CAM-7(TM) cathode material for lithium-ion batteries, after 10 years of development, has been introduced to the market for portable electronics and transportation applications. Batteries using CAM-7 last longer, cost less, and deliver more power. TIAX has built a plant in Massachusetts with a capacity up to 300 tons per year to produce CAM-7. The plant is operated by CAMX Power, a TIAX subsidiary.
Recently TIAX was chosen as an affiliate member of the Battery Hub being led by Argonne National Laboratory which combines the capabilities of five U.S. DOE National Laboratories with selected companies and universities.
Bernard D. Lupien
Vice President, Sales
Phone: +1 781.879.1289
New Verizon Cell Site Helps Schofield Barracks Residents, Employees And Visitors Make More Calls, Download More Apps And Stay Connected
HONOLULU, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling, downloading apps and surfing the web on the Verizon Wireless network is now easier and faster for residents, employees and visitors at Schofield Barracks thanks to a new cell site. The new site provides improved wireless coverage and capacity at Schofield Barracks in Wahiawa.
Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network is now available in more than 470 markets across the country, surpassing its previously announced goal of providing its mobile broadband service in 400 markets by the end of 2012. Additional markets are planned, with 4G LTE coverage of the entire 3G network footprint planned for the end of 2013.
The network upgrade is part of the company's ongoing investment to keep improving and strengthening the nation's largest and most reliable wireless network.
Verizon Wireless on Twitter
To stay up-to-date on Verizon Wireless news in Northern California, Northern Nevada and Hawai'i, follow @VZWheidi on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VZWheidi.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Expands In Albany Area
ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network
WHAT: Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage on 11 sites in the Capital Region, expanding and filling in
coverage on the high-speed data network it launched locally in August 2011. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers
use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at
speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks.
WHERE: New 4G LTE sites are located in Berne, Colonie, Coeymans, Duanesburg, Grafton, Greenfield, Middle Grove, Milton,
Rotterdam, Troy and Voorheesville. For street-level detail of coverage and more, please visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/
BACKGROUND: Two years after its launch, the Verizon 4G LTE network is available to 273.5 million people across the U.S. - close to
89 percent of the U.S. population - and offers more 4G LTE coverage than all other networks combined.
Verizon Wireless also topped the most recent RootMetrics network performance tests for the Albany market, winning for
both Data Performance and overall Combined Performance. See the test results here.
MEDIA CONTACT: John O'Malley
585.321.7264 or 585.261.5899
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
American Water Heaters connects smart water heater to Lowe's Iris smart home solution
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Water Heaters today announced the development of the industry's first fully integrated electronic water heater control module that allows homeowners to remotely control their water heater from a smart phone or tablet through Lowe's Iris.
Iris is Lowe's exclusive smart home solution created to monitor and control virtually everything in the home anytime, anywhere from the homeowner's computer, smartphone, or tablet.
The Iris compatible control modules will be featured on American Water Heaters' premium Energy Smart(TM) electric water heaters.
The connected water heater will allow homeowners to use a smartphone or tablet to set water temperatures and operating modes, including activating the money-saving "Vacation" mode while away. Iris also will share diagnostic information regarding water heater operation with the homeowner. An optional leak detection sensor will be available to notify homeowners in the event of a water leak.
Future developments include integrations that will provide homeowners with information on energy use, as well as connect with electric utilities' demand response systems--the much-discussed "smart grid." This reporting will enable homeowners to conserve power in exchange for utility rebates. The "Smart Port" that delivers this connectivity is already available on the Energy Smart line of water heaters.
"We are pleased to continue a longstanding partnership between Lowe's and American Water Heaters by connecting our premium water heaters to the Iris system," said Rusty Frontz, vice president of retail sales for American Water Heaters. "Iris facilitates enhanced control of the home environment, so water heater control is a natural next step for homeowners to better manage and monitor their water usage and costs."
The hardware for the water heater control module was designed by American engineers for integration with American's successful Energy Smart line of premium electric water heaters, according to Frontz.
American Water Heaters' premium Energy Smart electric water heaters are available now in Lowe's stores nationwide, and the Iris compatible control module will be in select Lowe's stores by this summer.
About American Water Heaters
Headquartered in Ashland City, Tenn., American Water Heaters offers a full line of residential and commercial water heating products. American is committed to being a reliable partner by providing well-built products and superior service. For more information, please visit http://www.americanwaterheater.com.