Share Your Life with Personalized Photo 'Creations' in a Snap!
Snap MyLife Unveils Latest Online Offering
INDIANAPOLIS, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you get for someone who has everything? You choose a gift that is as unique as they are, filled with memories to be treasured forever.
With Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations and religious celebrations quickly approaching, there's no better time to visit http://www.snapmylifecreations.com - the newly rebranded website featuring exciting make-it-yourself photo books and gifts.
"Snap MyLife Creations are easy to make, inexpensive and quick to create," said Michael Subhan, Marketing vice president of Snap MyLife, Inc. This is really the beginning to an exciting revamp over the next 9-months that will include substantial enhancements to the merchandise offered, features of the service and integration into the companies other product and services.
The Snap MyLife Creations website, which sports an upgraded look and feel and offers new features and great promotions including customer specials, a Birthday Club and contests, was launched this week - just in time for spring celebrations. With Snap MyLife Creations, users create a free account, log on and start making beautiful keepsakes. Get creative and team up with friends and family to further personalize gifts.
With the online editor tool users can upload and place photos and text on the pages of books, cards and calendars. Creations, available in various sizes and affordable price points, are printed on high quality silk paper and beautifully bound, in soft or hardcover. Plus, users can share their creations via Facebook or blog/website.
Snap MyLife Creations, formerly known as Inkubook, is the latest offering from Snap MyLife Inc., the fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for mobile devices and other Internet-enabled consumer electronics. The company is already well-known for its content sharing and security services including Snap MyLife®, Snap Sync(TM), Snap Music(TM) and Snap Secure(TM).
About Snap MyLife:
Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for mobile devices and other Internet-enabled consumer electronics. Its applications under the Snap(TM), Snap MyLife®, Snap Sync(TM), Snap Music(TM) and Snap Secure(TM) brands allow consumers to leverage cloud-services with simple, yet powerful applications for content sharing, messaging, editing, streaming, backup and synchronization, as well as device and content security across virtually all consumer electronics device categories. Snap MyLife is headquartered in Princeton, N.J., with offices globally, and is backed by Edison Ventures and Sycamore Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.snapmylifeinc.com.
Truphone's New BlackBerry 10 App Will Enable Mobile VoIP and Low-Cost Global Roaming
Truphone's Positive Experience as a BlackBerry 10 Developer Illustrates the Platform's Programming Capabilities and Other Benefits
LONDON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Truphone today announced it's developing a global roaming application based on RIM's BlackBerry 10 platform. The new application will let BlackBerry 10 users make international calls and send text messages over Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE at rates up to 90 percent cheaper than mobile operator tariffs.
BlackBerry 10's advanced APIs, new programming tools, intuitive programming environment and developer features are enabling Truphone to slash development time and create market-differentiating features. As a result, the new Truphone app will provide a superior user experience, including reliable, high-quality Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE calling and other over-the-top (OTT) services that take advantage of the BlackBerry 10 platform.
"RIM has got it right with the BlackBerry 10 platform. They have really streamlined the app-development process," said Adam Linford, Truphone Head of Labs and Mobile Applications. "The platform's support for open-source components flattens the learning curve enabling us to build a new application quickly and cost-effectively and have it ready to go when the first BlackBerry 10 devices debut."
The BlackBerry 10 app also will enable Truphone to accelerate its efforts to offer converged voice and data services to BlackBerry users over Wi-Fi and 4G/LTE networks. Truphone's industry firsts include the first commercial release of a Wi-Fi calling app on Nokia N and E series smartphones in 2006. Truphone released its current BlackBerry app in 2008 to provide dial-around and callback capabilities and low-cost SMS, minimizing the cost of international communications.
"Truphone's BlackBerry 10 application will be the product of two things: Our leadership in being first to market on new platforms, and RIM's visionary approach in developing a platform that's developer-friendly," Linford said. "Our new BlackBerry solution will debut at a time when Wi-Fi offloading and other OTT services begin to reach the tipping point to become the business traveler's must-have options for reliable, global and cost-effective communications."
Truphone is the world's first truly global wireless carrier, helping people and businesses around the world thrive.
Founded in 2006, the company uses innovation to drive convenience up and costs down. The company is a pioneer and innovator in the mobile VoIP space. It launched the first downloadable mobile VoIP app for Nokia in 2006 and has since been the first on the iPhone, iPod and iPad devices. Tru supports all leading mobile platforms and devices including Blackberry, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Nokia E and N series, and Android.
The company's flagship GSM service, Tru, helps international business by delivering significant savings via local rates while abroad and Tru's least cost roaming. Tru service works in over 200 countries around the world. Truphone is currently selling its service in the UK and will be broadly selling in the US and several other countries this year. Truphone offers multiple local numbers on one SIM card, allowing customers and contacts to reach each other without footing the bill of high international call charges.
Includes Celeb Chefs, Video Cooking Lessons, Over 200 Latin Recipes and Features
NEW YORK, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mamiverse.com, a website for Latina moms and families, today announces the launch of Mamiverse Food. Providing a unique culinary experience by showcasing Latin cuisine through the expert tastes of Latina moms, Mamiverse Food features some of the most celebrated Latin chefs in the world, including Mamiverse Executive Chef Daisy Martinez. At the heart of Mamiverse Food is a fundamental explanation of what Latin food is, how to be healthy when cooking it, and basic techniques involved in serving up truly authentic Latin dishes.
"Nothing in the world is better than a mother's home cooked meal," says Mamiverse CEO Rene Alegria. "This is particularly the case for Latino families. By featuring Latina mother-approved recipes, we're inviting America to take a seat at our virtual table."
In addition to launching with over 200 recipes and features, Mamiverse Food contributors will scour the country for stories of Hispanics making it in the world of food. A unique component of the site includes video demonstrations taught by Daisy Martinez emphasizing basic cooking techniques on everything from making tamales, the perfect guacamole, to whipping up a no-stress party spread on a budget.
With tremendous growth in recent years, it's clear that America has fallen in love with Latin cuisine. According to a study by Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch.com, the Hispanic Food market is a multi-billion dollar industry, with projected sales of 10 billion dollars by 2014.
While Mamiverse Food is culturally focused, it is also diverse and gender-inclusive. "Beyond Latina moms, our aim is to invite men, non-Latinos, and foodies of all ages to connect, share and celebrate our cuisine," says Alegria. "Nothing says family like food from the heart."
A few standout stories include:
** My Latina Mother's Day
Mamiverse Executive Chef Daisy Martinez reminisces about the Mother's Days of her Hispanic upbringing, and how she celebrates the holiday today with her acculturated family.
** Crazy for Quinoa
Explores the current phenomenon surrounding Quinoa, with three recipes that capture its essence as a Latin food staple.
With an ode to the current trend for all things 'meatball', comes two recipes that offer a Latin spin to this delicious treat.
**Mexican Chocolate Mania
Mamiverse contributing editor Mario Bosquez examines the mystery behind this beloved ingredient, and shares two recipes (with a third from Aaron Sanchez) on how readers may explore at-home chocolate decadence.
Since it's launch on July 18th, 2011, Mamiverse.com has become the preeminent site for Latina moms in America by fostering engagement and providing in-culture information. With the launch of Mamiverse Food, and led by Executive Chef Daisy Martinez, along with contributing chefs that range from Rick Bayless, Lorena Garcia, Ingrid Hoffman, Marcela Valladolid, among others, the site brings Latina mom-approved cuisine to homes across the nation.
Binary Tree Releases E2E Complete 3.1 with Enhanced Capabilities for Migrating Mailboxes and Public Folders Between Microsoft Exchange Environments
NEWARK, N.J., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Binary Tree, a leading provider of software solutions for migrating to Microsoft Exchange and Office 365, announced today the release of version 3.1 of their award-winning Exchange migration software, E2E Complete that simplifies and streamlines intra-org migrations to Exchange 2010, cross-forest migrations, and migrations to Microsoft Office 365. The new version includes an array of new features for streamlining the migration of mail and public folders between Microsoft Exchange environments.
"Many of the new features in E2E Complete 3.1 originated as requests from customers as they were planning or performing their migrations," stated Pete Caldecourt, Director of Product Management at Binary Tree. "The new version gives administrators more fine-grain control over the migration of public folders, the distribution of migrated mailboxes, and user self-service options."
E2E Complete 3.1 now features some significant enhancements for migrating public folders. New pruning and grafting capabilities enable administrators of environments with a single Exchange organization to select the sub-folders that should be migrated and to de-select those that should be excluded. Full support is provided for public folder migration with Exchange 2007 and for data migrations of public folders within the same Exchange organization.
A new equalized distribution capability gives administrators more control over the migration to the target environment. They can now create groups of users to be migrated and then have them automatically migrated evenly across a range of Exchange databases and servers that the administrator has selected.
E2E Complete 3.1 also now enables administrators to use security groups within Active Directory to select which users will have the ability to "Opt Out" of their scheduled migration and select an alternative migration times. Other new capabilities include new methods for importing users, exporting records, and a migration blackout over-ride option. E2E Complete 3.1 is available for trial and purchase immediately.
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Binary Tree is a leading provider of software for migrating enterprise messaging users and applications to on-premises and cloud-based versions of the Microsoft platform. Since 1993, Binary Tree and its business partners have helped over 6,000 customers around the world to migrate more than 25 million email users. Binary Tree's suite of software provides solutions for migrating from Exchange 2003/2007 and Lotus Notes to on-premises and online versions of Exchange and SharePoint. Binary Tree is represented by business partners worldwide who provide specialized services and a proven methodology for guiding customers through complex transitions. Binary Tree is a Microsoft Gold ISV Partner, an IBM Premier Business Partner, and is Microsoft's preferred vendor for migrating to Microsoft Office 365. Binary Tree is headquartered in the New York metropolitan area with international offices in London, Paris, Stockholm, Singapore, and Sydney. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.binarytree.com.
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Hop-on Services are deployed in Cancun International Airport with 911 Access and Tracking Ability for Direct Targeted Marketing
Hop-on's 911-E Technology (http://www.911-E.com) uses proprietary Hop-on wireless location technologies to locate 911 phone calls made from cell phones. Additionally, with the ability to track end user location, direct marketing of products, services and points of interest offer an untapped revenue model.
TEMECULA, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hop-on, Inc. (OTC: HPNN.PK) today announced through its subsidiary, Hop-on Mobile, S. de R.L. de C.V., it launched its services at the International Airport In Cancun, Mexico using Hop-on's distribution channels. These phones have the ability to be tracked and monitored enabling Hop-on to provide customers with direct marketing campaigns.
Services and Features Generating Revenue for Hop-on:
-- Concierge services available year-round, 24-hours a day
-- Many languages spoken for local and visiting customers
-- Money is earned from airtime and from handset-targeted direct marketing
-- Profits from the initial handset sales
-- Referrals to Travel Agencies, Tours Operators, Dinner Reservations, Car
Rentals, Hotel and Resort Reservations, and other related businesses
-- Business inquiries can receive referral fees of USD $5-$50 per event.
Invoices can be generated from call record details.
-- Assisted calls can also generate per-minute revenues of USD $0.25-$1.00,
especially for companies with the ability to keep customers connected
for extended periods. For example, calls to airlines or to credit card
companies offering card and travel services.
-- Based on a given handset geo-location, direct marketing text messages or
phone calls can be initiated when in a target marketing area. For
example, when a customer is in Cancun, calls can be made offering
specials at local tourist attractions, eateries, lodging. The
profitability for this highly targeted marketing service is tremendous.
-- Geo-Targeting: Airports, Major Tourism Cities, Major Resorts,
Timeshares, Travel Guides
-- Future Phones with GPRS and tracking ability, Location Based Services,
Live Operators, Voice Activated Response and Satellite Phones
-- Custom Branding and White-label Opportunities
Global Market Facts and Figures
-- Tourism is one of the world's largest industries, generating an
estimated 11% of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employing 200
million people and transporting nearly 700 million international
travelers per year - a figure that is expected to double by 2020.
-- Developing countries currently have only a minority share of the
international tourism market (approximately 30%), but this is growing.
International tourism arrivals in developing countries have grown by an
average of 9.5% per year since 1990, compared to 4.6% growth worldwide.
-- The tourism industry makes important contributions to the economies of
developing countries, particularly to foreign exchange earnings,
employment, and GDP.
Peter Michaels, CEO of Hop-on stated, "Hop-on phones have 911 services tied into the local carriers in Mexico and the United States. The tourism industry has been tarnished due to a few isolated incidents targeted toward tourists. Travelers to Mexico will have a local Mexican wireless number with 911 services attached to it." The peace of mind this brings travelers is enormous, he said. "Now we also have the ability to directly market products and services to a customer who we know is a tourist. We know our customers are looking for tourism marketing."
Hop-on is exploiting "first mover" advantages to bring new and innovative products to Global and Mexican markets.
Michaels also said, "During an emergency, locating a person needing assistance quickly and accurately, regardless of where they are, what type of mobile device they are using, what country they are in, or even whether they are outside or indoors is absolutely critical. Private industry and governments around the world are considering the implementation of a universal emergency services system that quickly provides the location of wireless callers to first responders. In the United States, this system, called Enhanced 911 (E-911) is already in place. Hop-on uses two proven and tested technologies for Emergency Call Location Solutions - AGPS and U-TDOA. Hop-on looks to be a leader in establishing their 911-E Technology and services as they can be deployed worldwide.
About Hop-on, Inc.
Hop-on, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of electronics. Since the company's inception, it has been known for developing the world's first $10 disposable cell phone. Today, Hop-on remains one of the few U.S.-based manufacturers of cellular technology. The Company currently develops and manufactures electronic cigarettes and cigars for distributors throughout the U.S. and internationally. Hop-on also offers multimedia services and has secured licensing agreements from essential patent holders for GSM, CDMA and WiFi technologies.
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DSX Series Micro-Imaging and Metrology System Now Available in the U.S.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the stateside release of its newest opto-digital micro-imaging and metrology solution, Olympus is bringing the future of technology to today's inspection, test, and quality control facilities. The DSX Series imaging system delivers a completely new type of technology that combines Olympus performance reliability with the touchscreen ease of a smartphone or tablet computer.
"The DSX Series captures clear images, acquires reliable measurements, and performs high-level analysis for reproducible results--all with a tap of a touchscreen," says Matt Smith, Olympus director of sales and marketing. "This revolutionary series of instruments is so easy to use that virtually anyone can achieve consistent, reliable results. And because the DSX family of instruments offers superior quality and reliability, you get usable, accurate data and crisp, quality images every time."
DSX Series instruments include the DSX500, DSX500i, and DSX100. Designed for simplicity, accuracy, and reliability, all instruments in this line are designed to provide two core benefits--enhanced productivity and increased efficiency. The DSX Series:
-- Requires virtually no training
-- Produces reliable, reproducible, and traceable measurements
-- Captures perfect images the first time, every time with the best-image
-- Accommodates samples of all shapes and sizes to produce 2D, 3D, and
-- Improves image clarity live or with captured images using advanced
imaging techniques including High Dynamic Range, WiDER, and Color
As part of the Olympus micro-imaging and metrology family of products, DSX Series instruments are compatible with powerful Stream image-processing software for measurement, analysis, and reporting. DSX systems are built to resist ambient vibration with proprietary image stabilization technology, making repeatable measurements and images possible in any environment with just the touch of a finger.
Olympus Corporation operates in industrial, medical, and consumer markets around the world, specializing in optics, electronics, and precision engineering. Its industrial division produces innovative test, measurement, inspection, and imaging instruments used for quality control, R&D, and other technical applications. Olympus' industry-leading portfolio of micro-imaging and metrology systems supplies reliable, economical solutions designed to enhance safety, security, quality, and productivity.
For more information about Olympus, visit olympus-ims.com.
AnyMP4 iPod Transfer - Transfer Files Between iPod And PC
BEIJING, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ --To provide users with an all-round solution to handle iPod files, AnyMP4 has released iPod Transfer to help users transfer iPod files to computer and import local files to iPod. Also this iPod Transfer enables users to convert DVD and videos to iPod compatible formats and make the favorite iPhone ringtone with lossless sound quality.
AnyMP4 iPod Transfer has versatile transferring function to transfer iPod file to computer, and import local file to iPod. For instance, users can export iPod files such as Movies, Music, TV Shows, Podcast, iTunes U, eBook, Camera Roll, Picture, Voice Memos, Camera Shot, and Ringtone to computer. And it has the ability to import local files including Audio, Video, eBook, and Image to iPod. Besides, this iPod Transfer Software can back up the iPhone contacts and SMS to computer for safety, and users can delete the unwanted SMS in the backup file.
With the professional iPod Transferring Software, users can convert any DVD and various videos to iPod videos. Specifically speaking, it can load any DVD and then rip them to iPod MP4, MOV, and M4V, also it can add various videos like 3GP, MKV, MTS, RMVB, FLV, ASF, WMV, AVI, MPEG, DivX, and TS, etc. and then convert them to iPod compatible video and audio formats. What's more, users can extract the audio file from any DVD and videos and then convert them to iPod MP3, M4A, and WAV with the excellent converting quality.
In addition, AnyMP4 iPod Transfer Software has multiple editing features to provide for users. "My Cache" is used to store the converted file for users to transfer to device later. So users don't have to connect the device waiting for the converting. All information about the iPod/iPhone including iPod picture, type, capacity, version number, serial number and format will be clearly shown on the main interface. The "Search" function can help users search the files in the categories of Genre, Artist, and Album. Furthermore, this iPod Transfer has trim, crop, effect, watermark, and merge features to help users get the perfect iPod video file.
In one word, AnyMP4 iPod Transfer is the versatile and professional transferring software, users can download it to have a try. It also supports other Apple portable devices such as iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S. With the intuitive and unique design, users can finish the whole transferring process only in a few clicks.
OS Supported: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Inter or AMD CPU or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
AnyMP4, a software producer, aims to provide the best and world-class solution of converting Blu-ray Disc, DVD and video/audio files. AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software for users all over the world. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, DVD tools, Blu-ray tools, etc. on both Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X platforms. All these software can help you easily solve almost all DVD/Blu-ray/video issues. For more details about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com.
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EmptyLemon's Elemonator - The Lighter Side of IT Recruitment
LONDON, May 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The Elemonator, devised by EmptyLemon - a specialist IT jobs board that puts
jobseekers in direct contact with potential employers - is a tongue-in-cheek game that
pokes fun at the traditional approach of IT recruitment agencies.
How so? Well, the Elemonator IT recruitment game [http://www.elemonator.co.uk ] allows
frustrated jobseekers to get their own back - by assuming the role of a young IT
professional, players are inevitably approached by recruiters spouting empty promises.
Only this time, EmptyLemon arms players with a box of lemon grenades, which can be
lobbed at the crooked consultants. Frustration can really be taken out on the recruiters
thanks to the shark-infested custard that some, unfortunately for them, are dumped into.
Players have to throw lemons at all the coloured targets on a level to activate the
deadly dunking machine, which sees a rotten recruiter get their just desserts. Players can
accrue more points by getting close to the centre of their targets.
It's a battle against the clock though - if this runs out, or if players miss the
target four times in succession - it's game over.
Despite the Elemonator's lighthearted take on IT recruitment's pitfalls, it does have
a serious message.
"IT jobseekers often get swamped with calls from recruiters, especially after
submitting their CVs to certain jobsites with agencies, so the game is allowing them to
get their own back," explained Andrew Kelly, EmptyLemon's Head of Development.
The Elemonator has attracted almost instant attention from those who have searched for
IT jobs [http://www.emptylemon.co.uk ], with the game having climbed to fifth in Meme
Counter's Worldwide Advergames Chart.
The IT recruitment game's launch has coincided with EmptyLemon's expansion. The jobs
board now offers opportunities for HR managers and jobseekers across the UK, particularly
those seeking London IT jobs [http://www.emptylemon.co.uk ] in the south-east. Now though,
it has expanded into Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Scotland and Ireland.
With the campaign leading to an increase in brand awareness, visitor numbers, job
seeker registrations and applications, it seems that many IT professionals are now
adopting the EmptyLemon approach to job seeking and declining the traditional recruitment
Though perhaps not by dumping the recruitment agent into a large vat of crocodile
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'Sniper Elite V2' Ships To North American Retail Outlets
Players Go Behind Enemy Lines in Authentic World War II Sniping Game
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and independent game developer Rebelliontoday announced that Sniper Elite V2 has shipped to North American retail outlets. A reboot of Rebellion's acclaimed Sniper Elite from 2005, Sniper Elite V2 is a third-person tactical shooter set in the dying days of World War II. Players take on the role of undercover American OSS agent Karl Fairburne who must stalk enemy prey across key historical locations throughout Berlin and attempt to unravel the mysteries and dangers of the German V-2 rocket program before it falls into the hands of Stalin's Red Army.
"We are very excited to have worked with Rebellion to bring gamers the most immersive sniping experience to date with Sniper Elite V2," said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. "We can ensure Sniper Elite fans that Sniper Elite V2 offers everything they have come to expect and more with a deep single-player experience and an addictive online co-op mode."
"We're delighted to bring Sniper Elite V2 to the current generation of consoles," said Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion. "This is no run-and-gun shooter, it's an authentic sniping experience rewarding stealth, forcing players to use their brain as well as their thumbs. We're extremely proud of how this game looks and plays, gamers are in for an absolute treat."
Sniper Elite V2 places an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt and using skill, patience and cunning in order to achieve missions. Featuring detailed sniping simulation with advanced ballistics, gamers must use their environments and take into account gravity, wind, aim, stability and more. The celebrated "kill cam" from Sniper Elite makes its return and is more gratifying than ever - skillful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory before the target is rendered in graphic x-ray detail, showing the bullet entering the body and causing lethal damage.
In addition to the single-player campaign, Sniper Elite V2 features two-player, online co-op in Kill Tally, Bombing Run, Overwatch and Campaign, where fans play through the single-player game with a friend.
Developed by Rebellion, Sniper Elite V2 is available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. The Windows PC version is available for download at http://store.steampowered.com/app/63380/.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include Naughty Bear, Rugby World Cup 2011 and IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.
505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes, UK with offices in Los Angeles, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners within the Nordic territories and Australia. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit http://www.505games.com.
Rebellion is one of Europe's leading independent video games developers and comic book publishers. With a diverse portfolio of publisher-owned and internally developed IPs, with hits such as worldwide number one Aliens vs. Predator, Star Wars BattleFront, The Simpsons Game and Sniper Elite, Rebellion prides itself on its unique and innovative approach to IP development and stewardship.
The publishing portfolio of Oxford-based Rebellion includes multi award-winning British science fiction comic 2000 AD, the 2000 AD Graphic Novel line, the internationally-acclaimed fantasy, science fiction and horror imprint Solaris, and Abaddon Books. Rebellion is a privately owned company based in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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Ricoh reveals breakthrough in ultra-short-throw projection
Positioned mere inches from a wall or screen, The PJ WX4130/ PJ WX4130N displays big, brilliant high-def images
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled the first upright ultra-short-throw projector, capable of displaying a 48-inch-diagonal high-definition image when placed less than five inches from a wall or screen, an industry-best combination. This sleek new technology, weighing only 6.6 pounds, enables businesspeople to comfortably execute powerful on-the-fly presentations in the smallest spaces.
Achieved using Ricoh's original Free-Form Mirror and Deflection Technology, the PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N uses a concave mirror to spread the image reflection, which allows for a wide viewing angle while keeping the optical system small. This also reduces the need for a very bright light source. The result is a more compact, portable projector that uses fewer resources and produces less noise and heat to give users more comfort during meetings and presentations.
Unlike ceiling-mounted short-throw projectors, which are fixed in place, the portable PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N can be placed on a tabletop or stand and project upwards. Its vertical orientation means the projector depth and wall gap together occupy less than one foot of space along the wall, preserving table space that traditional projectors would fill. Backing the projector up to 9.6 inches from a wall delivers a brilliant 80-inch high-definition WXGA 1280-x-800 picture.
The PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N is ideal for conference rooms, offices, small-to-midsize meeting spaces and classrooms. Because it can be positioned so close to the wall and throw such a large image, the compact projector is uniquely suitable for a wide range of applications beyond the traditional meeting room and presentation space, including digital signage at trade shows, stores, restaurants and hotels. The same advantages make the PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N ideal for videoconferencing and other computer display applications.
Ultra-short-throw projectors are among the fastest growing segments of the projector categories. The U.S. market grew 113 percent in unit sales from 2010 to 2011, according to the Futuresource Consulting analyst firm.
The Ricoh PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N offers several advantages beyond its portability and efficient use of space. Because of its proximity to the wall, the presenter never stands between the projector and the presentation, and the powerful 2,500-lumen-minimum light never shines in anyone's eyes. Minimal heat and noise are confined to the wall area, not the center of the meeting space, eliminating what can be an uncomfortable setting for attendees. Startup is also quick, producing a screen image in about three seconds, and the unit can be quickly shut down and placed into Stand-by mode where it uses minimal energy (0.17W for PJ WX4130).
Multiple units can be used to create extremely large, wide images when combined with edge-blending software such as Scalable Display Technologies. The PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N can also transform virtually any existing flat surface into an interactive whiteboard when combined with Luidia's eBeam Edge.
An HDMI input provides highest-quality video from DVD players and Blu-ray players. The networked version, the PJ WX4130N, can connect wirelessly. Other connection options include DVI input, USB thumb drive or digital camera.
iPads can be connected wirelessly to the projector via the Ricoh Presenter app. The app allows a presentation on an iPad to be wirelessly shared with up to 10 other iPads on the same network, creating a powerful presentation environment that connects the projector with personal smart technology.
"Ricoh's mission is to provide a more efficient and productive work environment," said Shun Sato, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "These new projectors, in combination with other Ricoh advanced office equipment and service offerings, will bring new efficiency to the workplace. They reflect the depth of innovation that spans all of the technologies and processes in our Managed Document Services portfolio, which helps our customers reduce costs, eliminate waste and streamline workflows."
Available now, the PJ WX4130/PJ WX4130N is the latest in Ricoh's new line of projectors, the first wave of which was announced in October 2011. The Ricoh PJ WX4130 has a street price of $1,650, while the PJ WX4130N has a street price of $1,900.
| About Ricoh |
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
SchoolMessenger Awarded Patent for Highly Available Notification Technology Architecture
Breakthrough Technology Enables Continued Leadership in Reliability, Performance and Delivery Capacity
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SchoolMessenger, the leading provider of communication solutions for education, today announced it has been awarded a patent (U.S. Pat. No. 8,131,269) for a voice message delivery system and method which uses a highly distributed architecture to deliver extremely large volumes of mass notifications originating from many locations nearly instantaneously. The geo-dispersion technology allows the industry-leading hosted notification solution to achieve near-infinite scalability and an unmatched level of redundancy and performance.
"When an emergency or threat happens on a school campus, our customers must be absolutely certain their message gets to parents as quickly as possible," said Howard Wood, SchoolMessenger's co-founder, chief technology officer and one of four inventors named in the patent. "Our patented technology not only delivers the highest degree of fault tolerance available today, but also supports near linear scalability of end-to-end capacity to allow for continued growth and expansion. Our customers know that platform size and scale matter when it comes to delivering uninterrupted service, and have trusted us for more than a decade to continually innovate and lead the K-12 market in fast, secure and reliable notification services."
The patented technology in SchoolMessenger's hosted notification system prepares voice messages and delivers them in mass, to a single recipient or to a particular group or household, more quickly and with a higher degree of redundancy than earlier generation architectures. It also provides the intelligence necessary to effectively allocate those messages across its highly distributed nationwide infrastructure, increasing the overall redundancy and resiliency of the system.
Even in today's budget-conscious environment, demand for notification systems continues to grow. Over the last 10 years, SchoolMessenger has delivered billions of messages for thousands of educational facilities in all 50 states.
SchoolMessenger is a leading provider of communication solutions for education. Thousands of school districts, public schools, colleges, universities, private schools and other educational facilities in all 50 states depend on the company's innovative solutions, including the SchoolMessenger notification service and Talk About It anonymous communication service. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For information, visit http://www.schoolmessenger.com or call 888.527.5225.
SchoolMessenger Public Relations
One Hour Translation Launches 'Compliments' Android App
-Compliments is the Only Human Vetted Business Translation Mobile App on Market-
NICOSIA, Cyprus, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One Hour Translation, the web's #1 professional translation service announced the release today of 'Compliments in any language,' the mobile App that offers users the ability to use human translated compliments for a variety of business and personal settings in 11 languages.
The new app allows users to easily express a compliment in their colleague's native language. Using the app is simple: Users choose a compliment according to their setting (Office, Date, Restaurant, etc.) and a target language and then select the compliment in that language. The compliment can be sent via SMS, E-mail or simply copied to a clipboard. Compliments can also be published on LinkedIn and Facebook.
"For business people who travel to or conduct business with non-native English speakers, 'Compliments in any language' is a really useful tool to help them foster good will and trust to their colleagues from countries all over the world," said Ofer Shoshan, CEO and co-founder of One Hour Translation. "Our company actually built the app for ourselves to give us an edge while doing business globally, and we decided it was so effective we wanted to share it with others."
Compliments include everything from a simple, yet effective "Good Job" or "Your presentation was great," all the way to "I want to express my sincere appreciation for your advance planning, which made the conference such a success."
Unlike other apps that offer machine translations, One Hour Translation used their network of 10,000 human expert translators to ensure the highest quality and cultural relevance to all compliments in the app. The app is free and available on Google Play.
About One Hour Translation
One Hour Translation is the web's leading Professional Translation Service, offering professional translation services to thousands of business customers worldwide, 24/7 - thanks to a community of over 10,000 certified translators. One Hour Translation provides translation services for 60 languages including Spanish translation - a translation process supported by robust technology to assure top quality and speed. One Hour Translation also provides email translation services, professional human translation API, CMS translation plug-ins, e-commerce translation and more. In addition to its translation services, One Hour Translation provides medical and legal transcription services.
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Star Entertainment's Tranzistor Systems Releases Beta App to 103 million Potential Monthly Users
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC: SETY.PK) announced today that Tranzistor Systems released its BETA Tranzistor Radio application to the Android Market and will soon have its iPhone app in the Apple Store pending Apple's final review of the technology.
Internet radio is seeing explosive growth. According to just-released survey data from Edison Research and Arbitron, 103 million Americans are now accessing online radio in some form, in any month.
The Company previously announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to acquire Tranzistor Systems Inc., a company engaged in mobile music entertainment products and services including internet radio, fan applications, and eCommerce products.
Tranzistor's product and technology have been assessed in excess of $10 million and additionally have a number of products and services under development. The Company projects Tranzistor annual revenues to reach $87.6 million by 2014 and in excess of $231 million by 2016, as Tranzistor's service set expands internationally.
Tranzistor Systems offers a difference in internet radio through its programmed approach and will shortly begin the rollout of its network and stations. Upon full rollout, Tranzistor Radio will offer many options in programming from country, cooking, rock, alternative, and many more. Tranzistor Radio will also be Bluetooth-compliant and be automotive-ready.
The radio application will be ad-supported as well as offer a premium subscription. With 40 percent of the US population 12 or over, and a large and growing population of Americans now listening to internet radio, management estimates a strong growth pattern in both advertising/sponsorship dollars as well as subscriptions as a result of Tranzistor Only content. The BETA Tranzistor Radio application can be downloaded at http://tranzistorradio.com
"The leap in online radio usage is significant, but really a trailing number to the rise in smartphone penetration, which has enabled much of that growth," said Josh Eikov, CEO of Tranzistor Systems Inc. "The increasing use-anywhere ability of the mobile web is profoundly changing the quantity, nature and context of media consumption in America. It takes time to make a network worthy of consumer usage and we are looking forward to the future."
The Company is currently completing its due diligence regarding the previously announced LOI to acquire Tranzistor Systems, Inc. in a transaction to be valued in excess of $10,000,000. The preferred share acquisition is anticipated to close shortly and will coincide with a complete change of operational focus and an entire replacement of management, including officers and directors.
Additionally, the Company has commenced preparation of disclosure and financial information required by the OTC Disclosure Service and expects its trading status upgrade to "Current Information" in a timely fashion.
About Star Entertainment Group
Star Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent investment, management, and holding company focusing on new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional Online Customer Communities through the integrated use of online; interactive, real-time Internet television broadcasting; Internet radio networks; participatory mobile applications; proprietary search capabilities and intuitive advertising platforms. The Company will operate as a central hub, utilizing our strengths in M&A, capital and resource management and will proactively minimize risk by teaming with experienced technologies operators, leveraging their experience and knowledge.
About Tranzistor Systems Inc.
Tranzistor Systems is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams. With our internet radio and discovery platforms Tranzistor will be the first interactive company and brand to widen the demographic for fans, indie labels and independent artists. Tranzistor will focus on developing and monetizing their content.
This information includes certain "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, expectations, objectives and goals of the Company management with respect to future events and financial performance. They are based on assumptions and estimates, which are believed reasonable at the time such statements are made. However, actual results could differ materially from anticipated results. Important factors that may impact actual results include but are not limited to commodity prices, political developments, legal decisions, market and economic conditions, industry competition, the weather, changes in financial markets and changing legislation and regulations. Matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include but are not limited to risks and uncertainties associated with the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company. Forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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Vantiv Launches Open Loop Prepaid Gift Card Program
Financial Institutions Able to Consolidate Prepaid-Debit-Credit Card Needs
CINCINNATI, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), a leading provider of payment processing services and related technology solutions for merchants and financial institutions of all sizes, announced today the launch of its single-load prepaid gift card product. The open loop single-load gift card can be co-branded by participating financial institutions and used anywhere MasterCard® is accepted in the United States. It is the second open loop product to join the family of Vantiv Prepaid gift card programs. General purpose reloadable (GPR) cards were introduced to Vantiv clients in late 2011.
"Vantiv now offers a comprehensive suite of debit, credit and gift card solutions built on an integrated, single point-of-entry platform," said Bill Weingart, Chief Product Officer at Vantiv. "By consolidating all of their needs to one provider, on one platform, our financial institution customers are able to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and respond to market changes faster and with more confidence."
The demand for open loop prepaid gift cards is still increasing, according to the Mercator Advisory Group, an independent payment and banking research firm. It is estimated that in 2012, more than $18 billion will be loaded onto open loop prepaid gift cards, across 18 million cards sold, and this is expected to grow to almost $24 billion loaded across 430 million cards by 2014.* Like all Vantiv card programs, the products are safe and secure, utilizing comprehensive controls on fraud monitoring, regulatory compliance, and full cardholder customer service support. Design features and account activation are easily managed through Vantiv's secure management portal.
"We continue to develop more flexible and convenient solutions for our customers through our products and services," said Royal Cole, President, Financial Institution Services at Vantiv. "Financial institutions will gain a competitive advantage by making these versatile cards available to consumers for shopping during the summer months and with plenty of time to build inventory for the holiday giving season. This new offering demonstrates Vantiv's commitment to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions and best-in-class payment products."
Vantiv representatives will be available at Booth 407 during the Card Forum Annual Meeting & Expo in Orlando, Florida, May 9 - 11, 2012 to demonstrate the comprehensive suite of prepaid products as well as Vantiv Analytics, a powerful, one of a kind software solution designed to make it easier for financial institutions to optimize their debit card portfolios.
Vantiv, Inc. (NYSE: VNTV), is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. We build strong relationships with our customers, helping them become more efficient, more secure and more successful. Vantiv is the third largest merchant acquirer and the largest PIN debit acquirer based on number of transactions in the U.S. The company's growth strategy includes expanding further into high growth payment segments, such as prepaid, ecommerce, mobile and information solutions, and attractive industry verticals, such as business-to-business, government, healthcare and education. For more information, visit http://www.vantiv.com.
Anderson County School District Deploys Enterasys OneFabric Solutions to Support BYOD Program
Wireless network provides complete visibility, automated management and scalability to support all wireless devices
ANDOVER, Mass., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, announced today that that Anderson County School District in Kentucky has deployed EnterasysOneFabric BYOD solutions to provide its 3,800 students and 500 employees with reliable and secure wireless access.
One of the key initiatives at the Anderson School District is to transform the student academic experience while driving economic and IT efficiencies. The school district decided to provide choice and flexibility to the student community to allow them to access academic information through their own laptops, tablets and smartphones. Anderson School District needed to implement a wireless network that could provide complete visibility and automated management in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment to support its 1:1 technology learning initiative, through which each student has access to a wireless communication device.
"Since it would be too cost-prohibitive to purchase wireless devices for each of our students, and 80 percent of our students have devices they can use, the best solution was to upgrade our wireless infrastructure and allow students and faculty to bring their own devices," said Bret Foster, CIO for Anderson County School District. "By allowing students to bring their own wireless devices, we can harness the resources students already have, and are comfortable using, to provide an enhanced learning experience."
Enterasys was chosen for its simplicity and ability to provide deep visibility and control to IT to enable successful deployment of BYOD projects on a large scale. The OneFabric architecture enables the school district to gain end-to-end visibility and provide efficient provisioning of academic applications to consistently deliver the best student and staff experience. In addition, Enterasys' award-winning customer care and support services made it an easy choice for the school district.
"We feel very confident in our network and if there's any issues, Enterasys is there to help us figure it out within hours - not days or weeks - but hours," said Foster. "With this latest wireless LAN upgrade, I knew I was investing in a quality product and company when we chose Enterasys. The value-add provided by Enterasys' service made it impossible for a competitor to come into my school district."
Anderson School District's upgrade includes Enterasys Wireless, as well as several Enterasys switches (Enterasys S-Series, Enterasys B-Series), wireless access points for each classroom, and Enterasys Mobile IAM for secure, policy-based administration.
Central to success of Anderson School District's wireless upgrade is the NAC's Authentication Gateway, as this feature marries the student's device with their active directory profile. This level of control provides administration with complete visibility into when students log into the network and how students are using their devices.
"School districts like Anderson County are under constant pressure to deliver high value with tight budgets," said Ram Appalaraju, vice president of marketing, Enterasys. "Our OneFabric architecture is specifically designed to meet the demanding needs of today's K-12 market with a solution that can easily scale to meet BYOD demand and provide the built-in visibility to ensure educational applications deliver the best experience possible."
"A district requirement is for us to track and monitor the usage of personally owned devices on network. Enterasys Mobile IAM has allowed us to track, monitor and report on how the network is being used," said Foster. "Without this feature, it would have been impossible for us to deploy a wireless initiative,"
Since the wireless network upgrade in August, Anderson County District has had 2,000 new devices register on their network, with new devices being added every day.
"Compared to where we were a year ago, we've cut the student to device ratio in half. Students and teachers are excited about the opportunities these devices bring to the educational experience," said Foster. "As a result, learning with any device can happen anytime and anywhere on our campus."
-- Enterasys OneFabric BYOD solutions webpage
-- Enterasys Solutions for K-12 webpage
-- Enterasys Social Media newsroom
-- Anderson County Schools Case Study
About Enterasys Networks and Siemens Enterprise Communications
Siemens Enterprise Communications is a premier provider of end-to-end enterprise communications, including voice, network infrastructure and security solutions that use open, standards-based unified communications and business applications for a seamless collaboration experience. This award-winning "Open Communications" approach enables organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs through easy-to-deploy solutions that work within existing IT environments, delivering operational efficiencies. It is the foundation for the company's OpenPath® commitment that enables customers to mitigate risk and cost-effectively adopt unified communications. Jointly owned by The Gores Group and Siemens AG, Siemens Enterprise Communications includes Cycos and Enterasys Networks. For more information about Siemens Enterprise Communications or Enterasys please visit http://www.siemens-enterprise.com or http://www.enterasys.com.
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Jawbone's Best-Selling Wireless Portable Speaker Now Extends Huge Sound to Big Spaces
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jawbone®, a leader and innovator in smart audio devices and wearable technology for the mobile lifestyle, today introduced BIG JAMBOX(TM), a new addition to its portable wireless speaker line-up designed to deliver powerful, rich sound experiences in large indoor and outdoor spaces.
Similar to Jawbone's #1 best-selling JAMBOX(TM) speaker, BIG JAMBOX wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth® enabled device - smartphones, tablets and computers - to stream high-quality music, movies, games and phone calls in any environment.
"JAMBOX was the first wireless speaker to bring stunning audio quality to the music, movies and games normally trapped between earbuds on mobile devices," said Hosain Rahman, CEO of Jawbone. "With BIG JAMBOX, we utilized state-of-the-art audio technology to fill a much larger space with amazing sound without sacrificing portability."
CRAFTED TO DELIVER MORE SOUND PER POUND
At just 2.7 pounds, BIG JAMBOX pumps out rich, loud sound that is disproportionate to its diminutive size. Under the hood, an airtight enclosure features proprietary neodymium drivers and two opposing passive bass radiators. Advanced digital signal processing and dynamic equalization technology ensures all audio - from music to movies to voice - sounds great both indoors and out, at any volume. A built-in, rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 15 hours of continuous playback and 500 hours of standby time on a single charge.
BIG JAMBOX is also a high-quality, Type-1 compliant speakerphone. It features a newly designed omnidirectional microphone for 360-degree sound input, with improved echo-cancellation and full duplex communication for crystal-clear calls from the office or home.
FORM AND FUNCTION BEAUTIFULLY OPTIMIZED
BIG JAMBOX combines beautiful industrial design with a thoroughly considered user experience to deliver an unparalleled audio experience in a gorgeous and portable package.
"We designed BIG JAMBOX to be artful and fit perfectly with how people live," said Yves Behar, chief creative officer for Jawbone. "Every element goes back to the purest expression of simplicity, performance and elegance - its compact size, the unique sound you hear when it's turned on, the colors and the wrapped patterned steel grill. Well-designed products don't sacrifice form or function."
BIG JAMBOX is designed to be social. With simultaneous multipoint Bluetooth connectivity,you can pair multiple Bluetooth devices to BIG JAMBOX, allowing friends to easily take turns as DJ. Listeners can control the music from their smartphone or tablet, or by using the buttons on BIG JAMBOX to change volume and pause, play or skip songs.
SMART AUDIO AND UPDATEABLE PLATFORM
BIG JAMBOX delivers incredible sound quality across a wide variety of content types and genres. Advanced digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms enhance and optimize output for the highest quality playback at every volume - clear and crisp when turned down and full and booming when turned up. It's explicitly tuned for balanced equalization and richness of sound, ensuring that all your audio is played back the way the artist wanted it to be heard.
BIG JAMBOX features Jawbone's exclusive LiveAudio(TM) technology built-in to the device, which allows listeners to immerse themselves in three-dimensional sound. Jawbone is collaborating with artists and producers on music, games and other audio formats that leverage LiveAudio to bring even richer sound experiences to life.
Like all Jawbone products, BIG JAMBOX connects to Jawbone's industry-first MyTALK(TM) software platform to download audio apps, software updates and customizable features for your speaker. Personalize the voice that announces battery life and caller ID, or customize the Talk button to activate a favorite feature. As new updates are released, BIG JAMBOX will become even smarter over time.
PRICING & AVAILABILITY
BIG JAMBOX comes in three designs (RED DOT, WHITE WAVE, and GRAPHITE HEX) and is available in the US on May 15, 2012 for $299 USD at AT&T, Best Buy, and Sprint, as well as Jawbone.com. BIG JAMBOX will be available in additional countries this summer.
For more than a decade, Jawbone has developed human-centered wearable technology and audio devices unparalleled in their technical innovation, ease-of-use and sophistication of design. A 2010 IDSA Design of the Decade winner, the company is the creator of the award-winning and best-selling Jawbone ERA and ICON Bluetooth® headsets; NoiseAssassin® technology, the world's first and only military-grade noise-eliminating technology; and the JAMBOX wireless speaker and speakerphone. Jawbone is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco.
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Tipard Newly Upgraded Video Converter: Brings You More Intelligent Functions
BEIJING, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- After releasing The New iPad, Tipard Video Converter got a comprehensive update. With high reputation and advanced technologies, it has improved user experience, the ability of encoding and decoding files, and the newly added The New iPad profile.
Tipard Video Converteris the most versatile and user-friendly application, which has powerful encoding, decoding capabilities and perfect compatibility to help users freely convert any kind of video file to many mainstream video or audio formats at random, including MPG, MPEG, MPEG2, SWF, FLV, VOB, MOD, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, 3GP, 3G2, MOV, AVI, TS, MTS, M2TS, TRP, TP, MPG, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MOV, etc. Then, users can easily convert any video formats to your suitable devices, like iPad, iPad 2, The New iPad, iPod, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Dell Mini 3i, HTC, LG GW620, Motorola, Nexus One, Sony Ericsson Xperia, etc.
Generally speaking, Tipard Video Converter is a versatile video converting application, which not only can convert video files, but also can help you create customized video for entertainment. You are allowed to change video effect by adjusting the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Hue and Volume of source file; decide the length of video by changing the start time and end time; select the audio track and subtitle according to your needs.
More intelligent and professional functions are provided for you to experience, like converting one file to different output formats, setting output parameters and extracting audio from video file. It is available for only $46. For more detailed information and to get the free trial version, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/video-converter.html
System Requirement for Windows Products:
OS Supported: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU, or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
About Tipard Studio
As a leading player in the multimedia software field, Tipard Studio always takes bringing multimedia users best software as its responsibility and keeps being innovative and competitive. With advanced technologies and a first-class R&D team, it has constantly developed many excellent multimedia desktop applications, which are very popular among Windows and Mac users. For more details about Tipard Studio, please visit: http://www.tipard.com
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New GHX eInvoicing Solution for Healthcare Providers and Suppliers
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. improves process efficiency and customer satisfaction during GHX eInvoicing pilot
LOUISVILLE, Colo., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare suppliers and providers can now help eliminate the costs and labor associated with paper invoices with the new GHX eInvoicing solution. This solution enables suppliers to send electronic invoices to their customers, removing manual processes currently used by provider organizations without electronic data interchange (EDI) capabilities.
With GHX eInvoicing, electronic invoices are delivered as both PDF files to an online portal and as EDI documents for organizations able to process EDI invoices. Non-EDI customers receive an email notifying them that an invoice has been posted to the portal and can be viewed and/or retrieved. The new solution allows suppliers to streamline accounts receivable processes, reduce outbound collection calls and inbound invoice inquiries and lower days sales outstanding (DSOs). For providers, the solution reduces the amount of time and effort required to receive and process invoices, while creating greater visibility to invoices, shipment status and payment date information.
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (JJHCS) served as a pilot site for the development of the GHX eInvoicing service. For JJHCS, this solution helped improve customer satisfaction while improving processing efficiencies.
"Our customers have been extremely receptive to GHX eInvoicing because the service saves time and cuts costs for them," said Sue Wetzel, vice president, U.S. Medical Devices & Diagnostics Customer Experience, Customer and Logistics Services for JJHCS. "With online visibility to real-time invoice and shipment status, customers don't waste time waiting on mailed and internally-routed invoices or placing calls to our Accounts Receivable department. On our side, we've significantly reduced the volume of mailed invoices and the time our AR representatives spend on the phone trying to resolve invoicing issues. It's a win-win situation all around."
With GHX eInvoicing, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Medical Devices & Diagnostics Companies delivers electronic invoices to its customers via an online portal. The provider-facing portal enables JJHCS customers to view both open and closed invoices and alerts them to invoices that are past due. The supplier-facing portal provides JJHCS with visibility into invoice status, including which invoices have been downloaded, by whom and when. Both provider and supplier-facing portals provide access to carrier proof of delivery information.
"Suppliers want a solution that can help them automate paper invoices because manual invoice processing is a tremendous labor and cost burden on their organizations and the providers that they serve," said Derek Smith, executive vice president, Marketing and Product Management, GHX. "The feedback that we received from JJHCS and its customers was invaluable in the development of a solution that improves operational efficiency and financial performance on both sides of the healthcare supply chain."
Attendees of the 2012 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit, taking place May 7-9, 2012, in Orlando, Florida, will have the first opportunity to see the new GHX eInvoicing service prior to its general availability in June 2012. To view the Summit agenda or to register, visit http://www.ghx.com/supplychainsummit.
Global Healthcare Exchange, LLC (GHX), a healthcare technology and services company, helps reduce the cost of doing business in healthcare by enabling better supply chain management. GHX makes it easier for hospitals, other healthcare providers and the suppliers that do business with them to drive cost and inefficiency out of their processes. Working with GHX, the healthcare organizations that make up the GHX Global Network are on track to save $5 billion by 2014--savings that can be invested in such things as hiring more nurses, providing care to uninsured children or developing new medical products. GHX is owned by organizations on both the buy and sell side of the healthcare supply chain, including some of the largest companies in the world. Find GHX on the Web, on Twitter @GHX_LLC and on Facebook @GHX.
ORLANDO, Fla., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry World 2012 -- MobileBits Holdings Corp., (OTCBB: MBIT), a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital engagement and loyalty solutions, is introducing Pringo Media(TM). Pringo Media is a video cloud-based product that delivers a comprehensive video management and HD quality solution to BlackBerry ® devices.
For the first time, enterprises or wireless carriers can leverage Pringo Media to manage and deliver any video content to their BlackBerry deployments. Enterprises can easily stream video on demand (VOD) and live content to BlackBerry devices for solutions such as training, news, and live events, all managed by a full-featured mobile Video Asset Management Platform (mVAMP).
Pringo Media is engineered to meet the growing demand for video as forecast by Cisco that 90% of web traffic will be video by 2014. The platform simplifies the management and delivery of live and on-demand video content to multiple devices with streaming technology, eliminating the need for pre-loading and downloading, at a significantly reduced bandwidth.
"We understand the value of managing and streaming video and other rich media to the mobile channel. Wireless carriers and enterprises can now simply implement large deployments of rich media to thousands of BlackBerry devices. That's why we believe it's important to provide a streaming solution to Blackberry customers and partners," said Majid Abai, CEO of MobileBits.
Pringo Media has several key features to effectively handle the complexities of delivering video to mobile devices. Among the features is a proprietary Universal Wrapper(TM) technology designed to ingest video content once and deliver to any device. In addition, Pringo Media offers Dovetailing(TM) capabilities, which is the most efficient form of adaptive streaming, helping to reduce buffering and increase the quality of the end user experience.
Please visit us at this year's BlackBerry World(TM) Conference in Orlando, Florida at booth number 147 or arrange a private demo of Pringo Media by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MobileBits Holdings Corp. is a global technology company that strengthens relationships between businesses and their audience by enabling exceptional digital experiences. Our family of Pringo(TM) products delivers highly integrated social, rich media, loyalty and targeted advertising solutions to any device, which, in turn, drives engagement and loyalty to maximize revenue.
To learn more, visit MobileBits at Booth 147 or visit MobileBits/Pringo Media
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This press release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. By their nature, forward-looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from forecasted results. These risks and uncertainties include our ability to: attract end users; attract advertisers; our ability to successfully implement our current long-term growth strategy; as well as product demand, market competition, fluctuations in advertising payouts, delays in website & application development, technical issues beyond our control, reliance on the various platforms that we build applications on, and risks inherent in our operations. For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our public filings with the SEC are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov.
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CONTACT: Brian Ehrlich, MobileBits, +1-941-225-6103, brian.ehrlich [at] mobilebits.com
Launches Promotion to Buy Consumers Out of Mobile Phone Contracts
TORONTO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Ting, a new mobile phone service provided
by Tucows (NYSE AMEX:TCX), today announced the launch of Dump Your
Contract Month, a month-long promotion that encourages consumers to
break free from their current cell phone contracts.
Every day throughout the month of May, one sweepstakes winner per day
will receive compensation for the early termination fees tied to their
current cell phone contract (up to $300 per prize). There's a limit of
one entry per person, per day, but everyone can enter once each day for
a chance to win. All U.S. residents aged 18+ that are currently in a
mobile phone service contract can enter the sweepstakes. Just complete
and submit the online entry form at ting.com/dyc.
"Every day, we hear people lament they are 'stuck' in a contract with a
mobile provider that they would prefer to leave." said Elliot Noss, CEO
of Tucows. "In fact, for years, Americans have unquestioningly accepted
financing on phones, long-term contracts, overage penalties and other
conditions that are not truly in their best interest. We want to expose
these practices and introduce a better approach."
Ting (ting.com) has no contracts, no overage penalties and no hidden fees. Minutes,
messages and megabytes are each billed separately and customers only
pay for what they use. Businesses and families can have unlimited
devices on one account and can pool together usage for greater savings.
Ting offers a clear, usable website and smart, accessible people that
are empowered to solve problems. Ting's wireless network services are
provided on the Nationwide Sprint Network.
"Dump Your Contract Month is a fun way to give just a few folks that
taste of freedom," said Noss, "and maybe get thousands to rethink their
current relationship with their mobile phone provider."
About the Sweepstakes
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Runs 5/1/12 to 6/1/12 with 31 daily drawings.
Total maximum ARV of all prizes: $9,300. Open to U.S. residents, age
18+, who are in a mobile phone service contract. Void where prohibited.
To enter and for details, see Official Rules at http://ting.com/dyc/rules
Tucows is a global Internet services company. OpenSRS (http://opensrs.com) manages over 11 million domain names and millions of email boxes
through a reseller network of over 12,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (http://hover.com) is the easiest way for individuals and small businesses to manage
their domain names and email addresses. Ting (http://ting.com) is a mobile phone service provider dedicated to bringing clarity and
control to U.S. mobile phone users. YummyNames (http://yummynames.com) owns premium domain names that generate revenue through advertising or
resale. More information can be found on Tucows' corporate website (http://tucows.com).
SOURCE Tucows Inc.
CONTACT: Media Contacts: Emily Harris
Global Strategy Group
LandAirSea Systems Now Offers 24-hour Technical Support
CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LandAirSea Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of GPS tracking systems since 1994, now offers 24-hour technical support to help troubleshoot and answer any questions that may arise regarding their passive and real-time GPS tracking devices.
The large majority of fleet vehicle and delivery services, such as limousines, taxis, large freight trucks, and food catering services, operate around the clock to meet the needs of their customers and clients. And likewise LandAirSea wants to be there to provide around the clock technical support for its full line of GPS tracking systems.
To contact LandAirSea's technical support department, simply email them at email@example.com or call them at any time on their support line at 847-462-8100. They also have a live online chat to help answer immediate questions online.
All of the GPS tracking systems from LandAirSea have been designed with precision, simplicity and durability in mind. Providing innovative and practical tracking solutions for fleet management, law enforcement and personal vehicle tracking, LandAirSea Systems is leading the way.
LANDAIRSEA SYSTEMS FULL LINE OF GPS TRACKING DEVICES
The GPS Tracking Key and GPS Tracking Key Pro
The classic GPS Tracking Key is LandAirSea System's best-selling passive GPS tracker. This ultra-compact and portable GPS data logger has the ability to determine the precise GPS location within 2.5 meters of the device, and records detailed travel activities every second.
The information gathered by the GPS tracker includes travel path, rates of speed and the amount of time stopped at any given location. The tracking data can be viewed by retrieving the device and connecting it to a PC with the installed Past-Track software, or online through Google Earth. Detailed driving reports and animated historical playback can also be generated with the installed software.
The next generation GPS Tracking Key Pro has all of the features offered by the Tracking Key, but with a convenient on/off switch to help conserve battery life when not in use. It also offers up to four weeks of active driving time, twice the time offered by the original Tracking Key, as well as the ability to function with virtually unlimited power through an optional hardwire kit.
The SilverCloud and SilverCloud Sync Real-Time GPS Tracking Systems
Along with its passive GPS trackers, LandAirSea Systems also provides real-time GPS tracking solutions, with the SilverCloud and the newly launched SilverCloud Sync real-time GPS tracking systems with on-board diagnostics.
The SilverCloud's user-friendly and intuitive online mapping interface, along with innovative technological features, such as the ShareSpot option, makes it an ideal choice for fleet management services, law enforcement agencies and even concerned parents who want to track their teenage drivers.
The SilverCloud Sync possesses all of the user friendly and intuitive software and tracking capabilities of the SilverCloud, but with the ability to provide on-board diagnostic reports. Simply plug in the device into the vehicle's OBD-II port, which is usually located underneath the driver's side dash (the OBD-II specification has been a standard of all vehicles sold in the United States since 1996).
The SilverCloud Sync is powered through the vehicle's OBD port - no batteries or hardwiring necessary. This allows for uninterrupted GPS tracking whenever the SilverCloud Sync is connected to the vehicle's diagnostic port.
And with the on-board diagnostic support offered by the SilverCloud Sync, users will be able to not only track their vehicles in real-time, they will be able to gather important information such as:
-- Excessive RPM alerts
-- Low battery and fuel alerts
-- Harsh braking and idling alerts
-- Rapid acceleration and high speed alerts
-- Ignition on/off
-- Check engine codes
And should a question or issue arise with one of the GPS tracking devices, LandAirSea's support team will be there 24-hours a day 7-days a week to help troubleshoot and answer any questions regarding its product line:
-- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- By phone: 847-462-8100.
-- Through the online chat feature on their website.
?For more information on the complete line of passive and real-time GPS tracking devices offered by LandAirSea Systems, or to purchase a GPS Tracking Key or Tracking Key Pro, visit their website, or email them at email@example.com.
SOURCE LandAirSea Systems, Inc.
LandAirSea Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Vincent Lee, +1-847-462-8100, firstname.lastname@example.org, ?www.landairsea.com
Salesforce Radian6 Recognized as a Leader in Social Media Listening Platforms by Independent Research Firm
Salesforce Radian6 hailed as the most innovative vendor in the social listening landscape
Listening platform powers the social enterprise, turning social media conversations into actionable marketing and business data
SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced that Salesforce Radian6 has been chosen as a "leader" in independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc.'s "The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Listening Platforms, Q2 2012 report, released this week.
In the report, Salesforce Radian6, the leading social media monitoring and engagement platform, was deemed most innovative vendor in the landscape. Key strengths include its dashboard functionality in its current offerings and competitive road map. The report evaluated nine vendors based on 64 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence.
Comment on the News:
-- "It's an honor to be recognized by Forrester for our strong product
functionality and vision for innovation," said Marcel LeBrun, SVP and GM
for Salesforce Radian6. "We believe our success in the industry is the
direct result of Radian6' proven ability to help social enterprises
transform how they listen, analyze and engage with their customers on
public social networks."
According to the report, Radian6 was specifically honored for its:
-- Comprehensive Dashboard: "Radian6's dashboard is the most fully featured
tool on the market. Radian6 continues to add features to the dashboard,
including a dedicated Insights dashboard, which utilizes third-party
data analysis tools."
-- Continued Innovation: "...fully featured dashboards and innovative road
-- Established Market Footprint: "Radian6 has the largest market footprint,
with more than twice the number of customers of the next closest
enterprise listening platform."
-- For "The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Listening Platforms, Q2, 2012
report, please visit: http://rad6.ly/IIw9mg
-- For more information on Salesforce Radian6, please visit: http://www.salesforce.com/radian6
-- Follow @Radian6 and @salesforce on Twitter
With more than 100,000 customers, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloudcomputing company that is leading the shift to the socialenterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and application services allow customers to:
-- Create employee social networks with Salesforce Chatter, Salesforce
Rypple and Salesforce Force.com.
-- Develop customer social networks with the Salesforce SalesCloud,
Salesforce Data.com, Salesforce ServiceCloud, and Salesforce Site.com.
-- Connect with customers on public social networks with Salesforce Heroku
and Salesforce Radian6.
-- Empower small businesses to become social enterprises with Salesforce
Desk.com and Salesforce Do.com.
-- Extend a company's social enterprise with apps from the leading
enterprise app marketplace, AppExchange.
-- Run apps on Database.com, the first social enterprise database.
Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM." For more information please visit http://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.
(C)2012 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce.com, Salesforce, Chatter, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Radian6, Jigsaw, AppExchange, Force.com, Heroku, and all associated logos are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. in the United States and other countries. Salesforce.com offers its Siteforce products and services in Germany under the Force.com Sites trademark. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Hughes ActiveBonding Technology Delivers High-Capacity Networking to the Distributed Enterprise over Affordable Broadband
GERMANTOWN, Md., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and a leading provider of managed network services, today unveiled a new technology that enables high-capacity networking at all locations of distributed enterprises, such as retailers, restaurants and hotels, over affordable broadband connections.
Integral to its next-generation Hughes Converged Broadband Architecture(TM) (CBA), Hughes ActiveBonding(TM) solves a huge cost and complexity issue for companies whose business applications have outstripped the bandwidth capacity at their branch locations. They no longer have to pick and choose which sites to modernize, nor pay for installing dramatically higher cost options such as Ethernet.
Hughes CBA with ActiveBonding delivers high-capacity throughput of up to 12 Mbps over DSL or cable by intelligently load balancing traffic across the network for optimal performance. It is ideal for retail, hospitality, restaurants, retail petroleum, financial, and other large enterprises that need to run more bandwidth-hungry applications at their branch operations to stay competitive.
"New applications such as guest Wi-Fi, VoIP, on-demand video training, and digital signage are creating a 'head room' problem for distributed enterprises," said Sampath Ramaswami, senior director, Strategic Planning at Hughes. "Providing sufficient capacity to all their branch sites has been cost prohibitive, so they've had to settle on upgrading a limited number of prominent sites to support new business and customer-facing applications. Hughes ActiveBonding removes these restrictions, enabling delivery of very high speeds at all of their locations, cost-effectively."
Hughes ActiveBonding takes into account the inherent performance variability of broadband networks by actively monitoring the performance of multiple broadband links and intelligently bonding them together into one, homogeneous high-capacity connection.
Hughes CBA was designed specifically to deliver high performance, real-time, end-to-end QoS, high reliability, and strong security to distributed enterprises. It seamlessly supports data, voice and video applications over affordable broadband private networks. Hughes CBA works with any combination of DSL, cable, 3G/4G wireless, fiber or satellite broadband to meet the unique connectivity needs of any site in the enterprise, including providing high-availability configurations to provide diverse paths to each location, such as a DSL and backup 3G/4G network combination.
Hughes CBA is available now. Hughes will be adding the benefits of high-capacity access using the new Hughes ActiveBonding feature in September 2012.
Hughes will be demonstrating Hughes ActiveBonding at Interop 2012, Las Vegas, exhibit booth #904, May 8-10, 2012. To schedule an interview with a Hughes executive, please contact Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, at (603) 559-5824.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit http://www.hughes.com.
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, easily find the right solution to home, lawn and garden pest problems with the new Ortho Problem Solver App.
Historically, the Ortho Problem Solver was a 1,000-page go-to book used by hardware, lawn and garden centers to help consumers identify home and garden problems. While the book content was expert, accessing it was not always consumer-friendly.
This season, Ortho introduced the Ortho Problem Solver App. According to the Pew Research Center, 59 percent of all adult Americans go online wirelessly. The growth of 'using an App for that' inspired Ortho to re-imagine the Ortho Problem Solver, are introducing it to consumers in a way that fit their lifestyles. The Ortho Problem Solver App is a quick and easy way to identify a problem in the lawn, garden, or home, and contains educational information to help solve the question. In addition, consumers can view high resolution photos of problems to assist in identifying the issue. The App hosts educational information on how to best care for plants and become more familiar with common problems. Most exciting of all, consumers may submit any additional questions directly to the experts at Ortho for more in-depth help.
"The Ortho Problem Solver App solves the problem of identifying pests for homeowners and gardeners by giving them a quick digital reference. Now consumers will be able to search for solutions to their problems by area, plant type, or product type. Not only will they instantly be able to identify their problem, but a recommended solution is right there in the palm of their hand," said Clary Leffel, marketing director, Ortho.
Scotts on-going mobile strategy is aimed at putting the consumer first through innovative tools and development to enhance their relationships with our brands.
The more users begin to leverage mobile technology for lawn and garden questions, the greater the need to embrace a multi-platform mobile strategy. The Ortho Problem Solver has been developed for both Android and iPhone devices.
The Ortho Problem Solver App is currently available through iTunes.
For more information on the Ortho Problem Solver App, and additional tips on weed and pest control, visit http://www.ortho.com.
With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In Europe, the Company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at http://www.scotts.com.
2012 "State of Search Integration" Survey Open for Submission
LONDON, May 1, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Hydra, a leading provider of software-as-a-service tools for digital marketers, is
pleased to announced that its second annual survey [https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6M2S6G6
] charting the state of search, is underway.
Hydra's annual "State of Search Integration - 2012", research aims to gain
intelligence and insight on the digital marketing industry, find out how organisations are
managing the discipline and to what extent the integration across different channels of
search - Natural Search, Paid Search and Social Media, has shifted.
Hydra invites digital marketers and practitioners in this field to participate by
submitting their responses to the five minute survey
[https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6M2S6G6 ], currently open for completion until Friday 11
Some key findings to emerge from Hydra's 2011 survey revealed:
- 55% of digital marketers did not know which words or expressions being
used in the market were worth spending money on when it came to gaining optimum
- One third of digital marketers felt that less than 50% of their needs were
being met by their current tool set
- In firms where multiple digital marketing teams existed, 35% of respondents
stated their teams interacted rarely or not at all. In effect, teams on different
channels predominantly operated as separate entities
- Measuring performance for terms at a granular level and discovering new high
value keywords proved challenging for most marketers
- Teams sharing terms between disciplines displayed greater confidence in
dealing with them when compared to their peers working in isolation
Martyn Jobber, CEO at Hydra, comments:
"Last year's research revealed the innate need for greater collaboration between
digital marketing teams - teams that shared terms and worked collaboratively had greater
confidence in their success than those who did not. It will be interesting to see whether
Search integration has moved in a year, how essential it is perceived to be by digital
marketers in contributing to success across Natural, Paid Search and Social Media and if
specialists are scaling their campaigns effectively and increasing their online visibility
as a result of a joined-up approach."
Full findings of Hydra's "State of Search Integration - 2012" report will be published
in June 2012.
Hydra is a provider of SaaS tools established in 2011. The One platform enables
enterprise marketers to strategically and proactively monitor, report and participate in
the conversation that existing and potential customers are having about their brand
online. Gathering the collective requests and feedback of marketing executives, digital
specialists, and agency professionals, One from Hydra is focused on driving revenue and
return on investment (ROI) through integrated, efficient and optimised management and
implementation of Phrase Marketing campaigns across online disciplines-Natural Search,
Paid Search and Social Media. http://www.onehydra.com
Notes to Editors: For further information please contact: Krishna Rao, T: +44(0)20-3326-6232, E: email@example.com
Teachers Can Learn How to Improve Young Children's Speaking and Listening Skills With CCEI Coursework
DULUTH, Ga., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an IACET approved, nationally accredited, online training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care and education workforce, offers new users the trial course CHD101: Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills at no cost in May in recognition of Better Hearing and Speech Month.
Speaking and listening skills are not only essential for communication; for young children, oral language forms the foundation of future literacy. In this course, participants will learn practical methods for promoting oral language development in the classroom, where every day is filled with rich opportunities to help children expand knowledge and skills related to conversation, vocabulary, and listening. Course participants will examine strategies for encouraging young children to express basic needs, ideas, emotions, and questions. Importance is placed on language comprehension in conversations and books.
"Developing strong speaking and listening skills impacts every area of our lives from relationships to job performance and more," says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. "The acquisition of these vital skills should begin in as early in life as possible."
CHD101 is available at no cost to trial users and account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based subscription. This course is also available for purchase through online enrollment at cceionline.edu.
ChildCare Education Institute provides quality, affordable professional development programs for continuing education. Over 100 English and Spanish online child care training courses are available to meet annual licensing and Head Start training requirements, in addition to online certificate programs, such as the Online Child Development Associate (CDA), Online Director credentialing options, and several others. CCEI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, approved by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training to award IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and authorized under the Nonpublic Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990, license number 837.
Scion Announces Collaboration with its iQ and Sony's PlayStation®Vita
TORRANCE, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scion is pleased to announce that starting May 1 through July 31, 2012, buyers of a new 2012 Scion iQ will receive a PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), portable entertainment system, while supplies last. The promotion coincides with the nationwide release of the iQ, Scion's fourth vehicle and the world's smallest four-seater. For full details, please visit http://www.scion.com/psvita.
"Scion is very proud of the iQ's intelligent and functional design," said Jack Hollis, Scion Vice President. "Similar to the PS Vita, the Scion iQ comes loaded with premium technological features, has a focus on functionality, is concentrated into a suitably small package and most importantly is tons of fun."
Scion is excited to give iQ owners an entertaining way to enjoy the world's smallest four-seater, even when they are not in the driver's seat. Originally released March 7th as a limited-time free download to PS Vita owners, MotorStorm RC included the Scion iQ as an in-game vehicle option. The award winning PS Vita is equipped with a 5" OLED, high definition touch screen, dual analog sticks, front touchscreen and rear touch pad, two cameras, built in microphone, and combined with the best gaming content, provides an unmatched portable gaming experience.
Meeting the needs of a new trendsetting generation of urban drivers, the iQ succeeds at taking big ideas and concentrating them into a small package. The iQ is a small car that offers the functionality and comfort that drivers expect from a car twice its size. The iQ comes standard with 11 airbags and features an impressive EPA rating of 37 miles per gallon on regular unleaded gas.
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2012 iQ is $15,265. The delivery, processing and handling (DPH) fee for all Scion models is $730 and is not included in the MSRP. DPH fee for vehicles distributed by Southeast Toyota (SET) and Gulf States Toyota (GST) may vary.
Warranty and Complimentary Scion Service Boost
Like all Scion models, the iQ is covered by a 3-year/36,000-mile comprehensive warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The iQ will also come standard with Scion Service Boost, a complimentary plan covering normal factory-scheduled maintenance for two years or 25,000 miles whichever comes first, and three years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
Fluke Calibration 52120A Transconductance Amplifier Enables Accurate Calibration of a Broad High-Current Workload at Full Current Range
EVERETT, Wash., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fluke(® )Calibration introduces the 52120A Transconductance Amplifier, which expands calibration capabilities to a broad array of power and energy meters, clamp meters, current transformers and Rogowski coils (e.g. Fluke i6000 iFlex) up to 6000 A. Its industry-leading amplifier accuracy ensures precise calibration of devices.
-- Supplies dc current to 100 A and ac current up to 120 A at accuracies to
-- Generates 3000 or 6000 A when using accessory coils
-- Can output up to 360 A when three amplifiers are connected in parallel
-- Has inductive drive capability of 1 mH and compliance voltage of 4.5 V
The 52120A is designed for users whose ability to address their high-current calibration workload is limited by the output current, accuracy and drive capacity of their current test equipment. This includes calibration professionals in a calibration/standards lab or electrical utility, manufacturers of power/energy instrumentation and meters, as well as users of electrical test and measurement equipment.
The amplifier operates with any calibrator, signal generator or power supply capable of sourcing 2 V or 200 mA dc or ac, including the Fluke 5080A, 5500 and 5520 Series Multi-Product Calibrators, 5700 Series Multifunction Calibrators, and the 9100 Universal Calibration System. It can also operate in closed-loop mode, seamlessly communicating with Fluke Calibration 610X Electrical Power Standard to deliver enhanced 52120A accuracy.
Availability and Cost
The Fluke Calibration 52120A Transconductance Amplifier is available now. For more information, visit http://www.flukecal.com/52120A.
Contact Fluke Calibration
For more information from Fluke Calibration, visit the Fluke Calibration website or contact Fluke Corporation, P.O. Box 9090, Everett, WA USA 98206-9090, or call 1-877-355-3225.
About Fluke Calibration
Fluke Calibration is a leader in precision calibration instrumentation and software for electrical, temperature, pressure, flow, and RF measurements. Calibration products from Fluke Calibration are found in calibration facilities around the world, including National Metrology Institutes, that demand the highest levels of performance and reliability, backed by state of the art metrology and uncompromising support. They are relied on by quality engineers, calibration technicians, and metrologists to instill confidence in the measurements that are critical to their organizations for quality, safety, reliability, and cost.
Fluke and Fluke Calibration are trademarks of Fluke Corporation. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Provides Allot with innovative video optimization service offering
HOD HASHARON, Israel, May 1, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT), a leading provider of service optimization
and revenue generation solutions for fixed and mobile data networks worldwide, today
announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ortiva Wireless, which
offers the industry's most innovative solution for proactive management of mobile video.
This transaction will enable Allot to further enhance its industry-leading Allot
Service Gateway by integrating a leading-edge mobile video optimization solution into a
single network intelligence platform or offering it as a standalone solution. The
incorporation of Ortiva's technology within Allot Service Gateway will allow mobile
service providers to effectively manage the ever-increasing volume of video traffic on
their networks, which according to Allot's latest Global MobileTrends report, now
represents 42% of mobile data traffic worldwide.
Ortiva's solution allows service providers to dramatically improve the quality and
efficiency of rich media content delivery by optimizing for real-time network conditions
and for each mobile connection. This unique dual optimization capability enables the
highest quality of experience for video consumers especially in fluctuating and
constrained network conditions. Ortiva's solution has been deployed at two Tier 1 mobile
service providers to date.
"This acquisition is an important building block in our Service Gateway vision,"
commented Rami Hadar, Allot's President and CEO. "Since the introduction of Allot Service
Gateway in 2007, our goal has been to leverage our unique technology to enable the
broadest range of cost-saving and revenue-generating services on a single intelligent
network services platform. By purchasing Ortiva, we will own an innovative video
optimization solution, one of the major value-adds that our customers are seeking today.
As video becomes an ever-increasing challenge for mobile networks, this acquisition will
allow Allot to offer a robust and tightly integrated video optimization service within
Allot Service Gateway. We look forward to welcoming Ortiva's talented team into our
"We are excited to join the Allot team," commented Ortiva's CEO, Marc Zionts.
"Combining our unique technology with Allot's industry-leading solutions will allow us to
continue and expand our mission of enabling service providers to manage the
ever-increasing flood of data traffic while significantly improving the quality of
experience for each individual subscriber. We look forward to growing together as one
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The acquisition is subject to the
satisfaction of certain closing conditions, and is expected to close during the second
quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, management currently anticipates the following:
- The acquisition will be accretive on a quarterly basis by the end of 2012;
- Ortiva will contribute between $3-5 million in revenues for the second half of
2012, with a gross margin profile similar to Allot's current level;
- Operating expenses are currently estimated at approximately $2.5 million per
quarter for the second half of 2012.
Non-GAAP financial measures exclude stock-based compensation expenses and amortization
of acquired intangible assets, and add back the fair value of acquired deferred revenue
written-off for GAAP purposes as part of purchase accounting.
Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALLT) is a leading provider of intelligent data
traffic optimization and monetization solutions for fixed and mobile broadband operators
and large enterprises worldwide. Allot's scalable, carrier-grade solutions provide the
visibility, topology awareness, security, application control and subscriber management
that are vital to managing fixed and mobile data, enhancing user experience, containing
operating costs, and enabling service providers to generate revenues from their broadband
networks. Allot's rich portfolio of solutions leverages dynamic actionable recognition
technology (DART) to transform broadband pipes into smart networks that can rapidly and
efficiently deploy value added Internet services. For more information, please visit http://www.allot.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about future events that are
"forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These forward-looking statements generally relate to the company's plans, objectives
and expectations for future operations, including without limitation the company's
integration vision and expected revenues and operating expenses in connection with the
acquisition described in this press release. These forward-looking statements are based
upon management's current estimates and projections of future results or trends. Actual
future results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and
uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to: the integration of Ortiva
Wireless technology, business, and operations with those of the company, increased demand
for video optimization solutions in mobile networks, changes in general economic and
business conditions and, specifically, a decline in demand for the company's products; the
company's inability to develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications;
loss of market; and other factors are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the
company's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company
undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Epson PowerLite 1900-Series Projectors Deliver High Brightness and Connectivity to Corporate, Higher Education and House of Worship Environments
Six New Models Offer Flexibility and Expansive Connectivity for Meeting Rooms, Classrooms and Sanctuaries
LONG BEACH, Calif., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today reinforced its leadership in the projector market with the expansion of the EPSON® PowerLite® 1900-series. Designed for small- to medium-sized boardrooms and classrooms and houses of worship, the six new PowerLite 1900-series projectors provide outstanding image quality, a wide range of connectivity options, and up to 5,000 lumens of brightness(2). In addition, the new models deliver several collaboration features including split screen capability and multi-PC projection.
The PowerLite 1940W, 1950 and 1960 are designed specifically for users who want a bright projector at an affordable price, and offer features such as split screen, DICOM simulation mode(3), Faroudja DCDi for a home cinema-like experience, and diverse digital connectivity with HDMI and DisplayPort. The PowerLite 1945W, 1955 and 1965 are designed for users that need additional features such as Wi-Fi connectivity, advanced wireless security, automatic vertical and horizontal keystoning, and focus assistance.
"Epson is committed to offering projection solutions with the highest image quality and flexibility to meet the needs of all environments, and the PowerLite 1900-series was designed with small-to-medium sized boardrooms, classrooms and houses of worship in mind," said Phong Phanel, product manager, Epson America, Inc. "The advanced image enhancement features, connectivity options and brightness available with the PowerLite 1900-series ensures customers can deliver powerful presentations that will captivate and motivate their audiences."
The entire EPSON PowerLite 1900-series delivers a range of color and white light output lumens, features and functionality to meet a variety of presentation needs:
The EPSON PowerLite 1900-series projectors offer several easy-to-use and versatile features designed for the classroom, boardroom and sanctuary, including:
-- DisplayPort: Digital display interface for transmitting audio and video
supports up to four data lanes and 1080p resolution; fiber optic cables
offer longer distances than copper cables without signal degradation
-- Split Screen: Gives presentation flexibility with two side-by-side
windows and three layout options; video and presentation materials run
simultaneously for added convenience
-- Multi-PC Projection: Allows up to four computers to simultaneously
project via the network with a four-way split-screen; another 28
computers can be on stand-by for amazing collaboration flexibility
-- DICOM Simulation Mode3: Specialized imaging uses standardized grayscale
to reproduce medical images, such as x-rays, for medical training and
-- Image Adjustment and Movie Reproduction: Leveraging home cinema
technology, new Gamma and RGB image adjustments allow for brightness and
color tone adjustments; Faroudja DCDi chipset enhances video quality
with deinterlacing, noise reduction and improving sharpness
-- Monitor and Control: EPSON Easy Management® allows for network
monitoring, maintenance, and email alerts to be sent via LAN
-- EPSON iProjection(TM): Leveraging the new EPSON iProjection app,
teachers and executives can present from most iOS Apple devices running
iOS 4.2 or later, including the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®
Additional Features for the PowerLite 1945W, 1955 and 1965:
The PowerLite 1945W, 1955 and 1965models offer additional functionality, including:
-- Secure Wireless Connection: Advanced wireless network security protocols
including WEP, WPA, WPA2
-- Screen-Fit: Fits the image into a framed screen automatically
-- Real-time Keystoning: Projector detects and adjusts both vertical and
horizontal keystoning to display a rectangular screen
-- Focus Assistance: Projector displays striped pattern to assist with
focus and auto-detects and displays optimum focus for installer
-- Schedule Function: Projector has internal clock that can be set when the
projector turns on and off or switches to ECO mode, saving money and
Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all EPSON projectors.
Availability and Support
The EPSON PowerLite 1900-series projectors will be available in May 2012 through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution. Epson's projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services - Epson PrivateLine® phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit http://www.epson.com/projectors or http://www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.
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(1) Based upon Q4 2011 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.(
)(2) White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
(3) This projector does not meet the DICOM standard Part 14 and should not be used as a medical diagnostic device.
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