New update includes industry's first proven harvesting tool designed to save time while ensuring quality
PROVO, Utah, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novell today announced the availability of Novell® ZENworks® Application Virtualization 9. This latest release leverages a unique approach to application harvesting that enables enterprise IT staff to tap into a library of trusted resources and find the best stored version to build the necessary virtual application dynamically. By harvesting work that has already been done, IT users can scan a target endpoint and quickly build a set of needed virtual applications, saving time and ensuring quality.
ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 includes access to a large number of pre-built templates for building virtual applications based upon tested and optimized application configurations. These Web-based templates provide IT administrators with access to a central repository that includes the most up-to-date versions of common applications. Building applications using templates greatly reduces the manual labor necessary to configure virtual applications, while Web-based access eliminates the need to upgrade the version of ZENworks Application Virtualization each time an application needs to be updated, reducing IT labor and costs.
"ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 removes the complications typically associated with application deployment by building upon work that IT has already completed," said Eric Varness, vice president of product management and marketing at Novell. "By harvesting from our new library of trusted, pre-built application templates, customers can reduce the costs, complexity and time delays required for application compatibility testing and management."
Additional customer benefits of Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 9 include:
-- Offline Streaming Support - Novell provides the fastest adaptive
application streaming in the industry and now offers the ability for
streaming applications to be executed without a persistent web
-- "Juke-Boxing" - Reducing the time and hassle associated with downloading
multiple sub-products that aren't being used in an enterprise,
"Juke-Boxing" affords the ability to launch individual products from
within a single application stream for suite applications.
-- Application Control - Ensuring IT can maintain compliance with its
license agreements, portable virtualized applications can now be
configured to only execute for users who meet defined criteria, such as
Microsoft Active Directory membership or if the device is being managed
AvailabilityNovell ZENworks Application Virtualization is currently available. For more information on pricing and availability for Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization 9, visit: http://www.novell.com/zav.
About NovellNovell, Inc., believes that customers should have choice and control of their IT systems. A global software leader to enterprises worldwide, Novell delivers solutions that make work environments more productive, secure and manageable. Novell supports thousands of organizations around the world with collaboration, endpoint management, and file and networking technologies, all of which drive end-user productivity directly or on the backend. With solutions including Novell GroupWise, Novell ZENworks and Novell Open Enterprise Server, businesses can reach new levels of productivity while minimizing cost, complexity and risk. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com.
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BNY Mellon Launches Industry's First Mobile App for Performance & Risk Analytics
P&RA Mobile Dashboard delivers sought after investment risk, results and exposure data to client iPads®
BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has introduced its new Performance & Risk Analytics (P&RA) Mobile Dashboardapplication, bringing the power and functionality of its Web-based P&RA services into a summarized, concise view ready for today's most popular tablet computer. The new interface offers clients a convenient and portable look into their portfolio's investment results and risk metrics.
P&RA Mobile Dashboard, which went live in December, makes the new features available to institutional clients through Workbench(TM) Mobile, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing's information delivery portal. Using P&RA Mobile Dashboard, clients can view key portfolio and benchmark information on their iPad, including Daily Returns, Historical Returns, Top 10 Positions, Top 5 Overweight Positions, and Top 5 Underweight Positions.
Results can be viewed as line or bar charts, or in tabular data format. Other features include filters to review investment returns by major asset class, as well as gross or net of fees. Additional views are scheduled for delivery in early 2012.
"As the need for instant information swells, we continue to integrate our products and services into more convenient, customizable views," said John Gruber, managing director, global product strategy for BNY Mellon Asset Servicing's Performance & Risk Analytics group. "The new P&RA Mobile Dashboard gives plan sponsors and fund managers true on-the-go and highly useful information about their investments' performance, exposures and allocation."
BNY Mellon has announced several client-driven enhancements to its P&RA product line over the last 12 months, including a new Interactive Performance Report in November. Last spring, BNY Mellon and the Burgiss Group introduced Private iQ(TM), a private capital benchmarking service, which followed the launch of features enabling institutions to access combined public and private market data through Workbench.
BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers clients worldwide a broad spectrum of specialized asset servicing capabilities, including custody and fund services, securities lending, performance and analytics, and execution services. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing provides services through BNY Mellon and other related companies.
BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $25.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.2 trillion in assets under management, services $11.7 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn more at http://www.bnymellon.com and through Twitter @bnymellon.
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Entrust Uses Near-Field Communication, Bluetooth to Bring Enterprise Credentials, Management to Popular Mobile Devices
New Entrust IdentityGuard capability turns mobile devices into enterprise credentials
DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Entrust, Inc. is extending its Entrust IdentityGuard strong authentication platform to offer virtual smart credentials on mobile devices for enterprise-grade security. Taking advantage of near-field communication (NFC) and Bluetooth standards, Entrust embeds digital certificates on smartphones to create trusted identity credentials for stronger, more convenient enterprise authentication.
"As a result of IT consumerization, enterprises are now required to properly authenticate devices. With our new NFC and Bluetooth capabilities, organizations may use today's popular mobile devices as advanced authenticators," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "Entrust empowers enterprises to use the mobile channel to deliver improved total cost of ownership, ease of use and compliance standards, while reducing the complexity of enterprise-grade authentication solutions."
Mobile Devices Make Smarter Credentials
Now available via the software-based Entrust IdentityGuard versatile authentication platform, organizations are able to use digital certificates to leverage mobile devices as smart credentials for logical access to corporate and wireless networks, and physical access to buildings and other facilities. For even greater convenience, NFC (physical and logical) and Bluetooth (logical) may be used to streamline mobile-based authentication. Authenticated desktop logins are as simple as having a mobile device in proximity of a workstation, but more secure than most of today's standard security offerings.
"This evolution of our authentication solution further builds on Entrust's vision that the software platform approach is the easiest, most cost-effective strategy for organizations, enterprises and governments requiring strong authentication," said Conner. "Many security vendors claim they provide a full authentication platform, but in reality they've pieced together separate point solutions. That's where Entrust IdentityGuard is different -- it's built from the ground up as a single, comprehensive software platform."
Integration with MDM, IAM Vendors
Entrust IdentityGuard also introduces new API architecture that allows for tight integration with today's leading mobile device management (MDM), identity and access management (IAM), and public key infrastructure (PKI) vendors. This provides welcomed interoperability, via standards-based interfaces, with new and existing enterprise security implementations. This approach may even leverage in-house or managed service-based digital certificates.
Compatible on today's most popular mobile platforms, including Apple iOS, RIM BlackBerry and Google Android, Entrust leverages industry-standard technologies, including Personal Identity Verification (PIV), for higher security and interoperability than proprietary systems.
Secure Email for the Enterprise
Entrust IdentityGuard also adds certificate-onboarding to mobile devices for certificate-based authentication and S/MIME-based decryption and signing of email. Advanced secure email capabilities include synchronization, key history and encryption across enterprise desktops and mobile platforms.
In a July 2011 Forrester Research Inc. report, "Forrsights: Mobility Dominates Enterprise Telecom Trends in 2011," Forrester principal analyst and report author Michele Pelino outlines the popularity of consumerization and the growth of personal devices in enterprise environments.
"Expanded smartphone support by many enterprises is driven by the sharp increase in employee adoption of smartphones for work purposes, up to 25 percent from 18 percent just six months ago," wrote Pelino. "It is also interesting to note that 60 percent of firms are providing some level of support for personally owned smartphones that employees bring into the office. This is an example of a phenomenon we call the consumerization of IT, where individuals drive an IT organization's requirement to support new types of mobile devices."
To help reduce costs and enable greater efficiency, the enterprise credentials may even be managed by the end-user via the Entrust IdentityGuard Self-Service Module. This secure, Web-based interface allows Entrust IdentityGuard users to manage many aspects of their accounts (e.g., device enrollment, obtaining of certificates, provisioning), freeing administrator time without compromising the security of the network.
End-users may even self-activate a new authenticator without the assistance of an administrator. Should a user misplace their authenticator, they can receive a temporary password or order a new authenticator without the need to contact their local help-desk.
Entrust IdentityGuard enables organizations to layer security -- according to access requirements or the risk of a given transaction -- across diverse users and applications. Entrust's authentication capabilities include smartcards and USB tokens, soft tokens, grid cards and eGrids, IP-geolocation, questions and answers, out-of-band one-time passcode (delivered via voice, SMS or email), and a range of one-time-passcode tokens. In addition, digital certificates are used on mobile devices, in software and on smartcards and USB tokens.
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A trusted provider of identity-based security solutions, Entrust empowers enterprises, governments, financial institutions, citizens and websites in more than 4,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Entrust's customer-centric focus is the foundation to delivering organizations an unmatched level of security, trust and value. For strong authentication, credentialing, physical and logical access, mobile security, digital certificates, SSL and PKI, call 888-690-2424, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.entrust.com. Let's talk.
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CES 2012: PriceGrabber® Launches Local Deals Mobile Application DealGrabber for iPhone®, Allowing Consumers to Find the Best Deals on Daily Offers in Their Area
Visit PriceGrabber at CES 2012, Booth #A158 in the South Hall Lobby
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PriceGrabber®, a part of Experian®, is making it easier and more convenient for consumers to find local deals in their area with DealGrabber, a new mobile application specifically dedicated to the local deals category, deals.pricegrabber.com. DealGrabber is available free of charge in the Apple® iTunes® store and is an excellent way for consumers to browse thousands of deals in their area from a variety of local deal Websites, including Groupon®, LivingSocial®, Restaurant.com®, Eversave®, Gilt City(TM) and many more. With more than 10,000 downloads already, the DealGrabber app has quickly become a go-to shopping app.
Instead of sorting through cluttered inboxes filled with daily deal emails, consumers are now able to efficiently sort through thousands of deals in one place. The app makes it easy to browse for deals using a map view, a list view or a hybrid of both. In addition, users can view detailed information like category, price, value, location and expiration date. Shoppers also can get their friends in on the fun and share their favorite deals on Facebook®.
"With the tremendous growth in the local daily deals marketplace, PriceGrabber saw the opportunity to save consumers time and money and offer local daily deals all in one mobile app," said Graham Jones, general manager of PriceGrabber. "PriceGrabber has been perfecting the process of aggregating the best price on millions of products from thousands of merchants for more than 10 years. When we entered the local daily deal space in June 2011, it was a natural progression for us. Developing a mobile app specifically for our local daily deals category brings the convenience of our local daily deals Website into the pocket of the consumer."
DealGrabber key features:
-- View deals in a list view, map view or an innovative hybrid of both
-- Find close deals using the iPhone® GPS or by selecting a location
-- Share with friends via Facebook®
-- Send an email reminder about interesting deals
-- Filter and sort deals by category, location, price range or keyword
-- Personalize the home screen to make searching quicker and easier
-- Save favorite searches to quickly check for deals anytime
-- Deals are updated hourly to ensure the newest deals are available
In addition to DealGrabber, PriceGrabber offers local deals on deals.pricegrabber.com that are available in more than 160 metropolitan areas and are updated hourly. Comprehensive filters allow consumers to sort deals by preferred location, price point, or favorite group buying site and deal category. Popular deal categories include health and beauty, food and dining, active life and fitness, hotel and travel, and more.
Visit deals.pricegrabber.com to search local deals online, or download DealGrabber in the Apple® iTunes® store to browse and purchase local offers on the go.
About PriceGrabber.com®PriceGrabber.com®, a part of Experian, is a leading online shopping site with more than 23 million unique shoppers monthly. At PriceGrabber.com, savvy shoppers can instantly find and compare millions of unique products and services across 25 categories with more than 11,000 merchants. Compare products side by side to find the right retailers at the best prices within popular categories, such as Digital Cameras, Electronics, Computers, Clothing, Books, TVs and more. PriceGrabber.com provides shoppers with the right product from the right merchant at the best price anytime, anywhere. Visit us at http://www.pricegrabber.com.
About Experian Experian® is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft. Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform Launches in Texas
Households with Smart Meters Can Now Compete for Energy Savings
DALLAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Simple Energy announced that people in Texas can now sign up for a social, fun and simple way to save energy with the Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform, an online game that allows users to compete with friends and win prizes for increased energy efficiency.
Households in the Houston and Dallas metro areas (specifically, those in the Oncor and Centerpoint service territories) are eligible to join the application, sharing their energy savings on Facebook, forming teams and viewing their actual energy usage online, with a mobile app coming soon. Prizes for saving energy include iTunes gift cards, iPads and more.
The launch of this state-wide initiative follows the completion of an energy efficiency program piloted in California, where the Simple Energy platform succeeded in more than doubling energy savings among participating residential customers during a three-month period. With these results far surpassing those of a similar trial completed in Texas without the use of the Simple Energy system, expanding access to this platform in Houston and Dallas has the potential to create dramatic savings for customers.
"The amazing results from California clearly demonstrate that the Simple Energy approach to motivating people to save energy really works," explained Yoav Lurie, CEO and co-founder of the company. "People are naturally social and they like competing to win points and prizes. By allowing them access to their energy usage data in a fun and simple way on platforms where they are already spending their time such as Facebook, we make saving energy into an easy and enjoyable experience."
Many customers have said they want access to their energy usage information online. Smart meters - one of the foundational elements of the smart grid - allow access to this data. But, in practice, very few customers actually interact with their data - this is the problem that Simple Energy has set out to solve. Combined with the simplicity of transforming this data into a fun, social game, online energy usage information becomes actionable and contextual.
The Simple Energy platform normalizes energy usage across wide geographic areas, allowing participants to compete with their friends and neighbors -- similar to a golf handicap. In addition, players can form teams in order to compete on behalf of a cause that they support, such as a school or community organization. Finally, the program follows strict privacy guidelines, simply comparing normalized scores among users without revealing any personalized, individual details about actual energy consumption.
Tips that everyone can put to use today to reduce their energy use just like in the California program include: switching to compact fluorescent lighting, lowering water heater temperature, using the minimal amount of lighting needed for a task, washing and drying dishes and clothing by hand, using smart power strips, and turning off computers and monitors when they aren't in use.
About Simple Energy
Simple Energy uses social game mechanics to change how people save energy and how utilities engage their customers. Simple Energy's customer engagement platform and applications combine leading behavioral science research and social game mechanics that encourage energy efficiency. Participants in Simple Energy programs compare their real energy usage with their friends and neighbors, making energy efficiency social, fun and simple.
Vuzix Wins Two Awards and Debuts SMART Glasses Technology at Consumer Electronics Show
See Vuzix newest offerings in action at CES - Central Hall Booth #13646
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X), award-winning manufacturer of video eyewear, announced today that it has won two innovation awards at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the first for an advanced 3D capable pair of Video Eyewear, and the second for a new monocular see through HMD for the Industrial Augmented Reality solutions.
Vuzix is also showing its Augmented Reality (AR) and Mobile Video Eyewear Offerings, using the latest Wrap series Video Eyewear and maxReality software. Also being shown is the Wrap 1200 3D Mobile Video Eyewear with HDMI connectivity using the new HDMI Power Pak. The HDMI Power Pak allows for hours of operation with mobile devices like the Android phones and home HDMI sources alike.
Finally, Vuzix is also showcasing its SMART Glasses Technology. This new technology is a complete HD see through lens with display engine that neatly fits into the temples of designer styled sunglasses. As the name implies, SMART Glasses Technology is much more than just a wearable TV. Designed to work with SMART Devices that are typically connected to the internet, SMART Glasses are interactive and merge virtual information with the real world.
Follow Vuzix on Twitter @Vuzix and facebook.com/Vuzix for the latest news on the SMART Glasses Technology and the company's entire line award winning video eyewear.
About Vuzix Corporation
Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products in the defense, consumer and media & entertainment markets. The Company's products, personal display devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience; provide solutions for mobility, thermal sighting systems, tactical wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. With its origins in defense research and development for next generation display solutions, Vuzix holds over 51 patents in the Video Eyewear field. The company has won 9 Consumer Electronics Show Innovations Awards, the RetailVision Best New Product and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSX-V:VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit http://www.Vuzix.com
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OmniVision Launches High-Performance Native HD CameraChip(TM) Sensor
OV9713 Offers Improved Dynamic Range and 720p/60 HD Video Capture for Advanced Entertainment, Notebook, Telepresence and Security Applications
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI), a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, today announced from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas the launch of its new high frame rate, native high-definition (HD) CameraChip sensor that is capable of capturing high quality 720p video at 60 frames per second (FPS). The OV9713 combines excellent low-light performance and high dynamic range (HDR) with fast frame rates, making it an ideal solution for entertainment, notebook, telepresence and high-end security applications.
The OV9713 is the first sensor to be built on a new and improved OmniPixel3-HS(TM) pixel. The sensor's new pixel architecture offers better low-light sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) performance and a 5dB improvement in dynamic range compared to the previous generation, allowing it to perform exceptionally well in devices that operate in challenging lighting conditions. Additionally, the OV9713's 12-bit RGB RAW output capability provides optimized HDR, while the embedded sequential line- or frame-based HDR features allow an even higher dynamic range to address high-contrast scenes often encountered indoors.
The OV9713's fast frame rate minimizes latency delay, resulting in quick response time when using the camera for interactive gaming and real-time communication for telepresence applications. The sensor is also 3D ready, offering frame synchronization functionality for 3D (stereo) camera systems.
"We've designed this product specifically for the rapidly evolving entertainment and telepresence markets, where the quality expectations are high and the performance requirements are even higher," said Nick Nam, director of product marketing at OmniVision. "The OV9713 is optimized to handle the most demanding applications, providing our customers with top quality image capture and response time. Offering this level of performance, quality and functionality at such a competitive price places the OV9713 at the forefront of this market."
The OV9713 is a powerful 1/4-inch CMOS image sensor that offers widescreen HD video with a display resolution of 720p operating at 60 FPS or cropped VGA at 120 FPS. Using an improved OmnniPixel3-HS architecture, the OV9713 delivers industry-leading low-light performance of 3300 mV/lux-sec. It comes with a standard 2-lane MIPI interface and fits into an 8 mm x 6 mm x 4.5 mm module size.
The OV9713 is currently available for sampling, and is expected to go into volume production by the second quarter of 2012.
OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI) is a leading developer of advanced digital imaging solutions. Its award-winning CMOS imaging technology enables superior image quality in many of today's consumer and commercial applications, including mobile phones, notebooks, tablets and webcams, digital still and video cameras, security and surveillance, entertainment devices, automotive and medical imaging systems. Find out more at http://www.ovt.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the expected benefits, performance, capabilities, and potential market appeal, as well as anticipated timing of mass production, of the OV9713 are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with OV9713, customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
OmniVision® and the OmniVision logo are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. OmniPixel3-HS(TM) and CameraChip(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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NADAguides.com Offers 15-Day Free Trial of New Title and Registration CONNECT
New Online Application Provides DMVs, Government Agencies and Insurance Companies with Color Titles, Licenses and More.
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- NADAguides.com, the most comprehensive vehicle pricing and information
provider, and the most relied upon resource for vehicle pricing and
valuation data, announces a 15-day free trial of the New Title and
Registration CONNECT; its robust web-based application providing 24/7
access to title and registration data.
-- The NADAguides.com Title and Registration CONNECT is a web-based product
that is designed to provide instant access to the most up-to-date
NADAguides.com title and registration information including lien
information, taxes, proof of ownership, repossessions, quick reference
charts, agency phone numbers, and more.
-- Industry professionals can conveniently log into Title and Registration
CONNECT on an as-needed basis from PCs, laptops, tablets and smart
phones, providing "anytime, anywhere" access to title and registration
information that is updated in real time.
-- The NADAguides.com Title and Registration CONNECT application provides
state-by-state information for all vehicles including autos, boats, RVs,
manufactured homes and motorcycles. Also included in the CONNECT product
are clear color samples of state titles, driver licenses and more.
-- NADAguides.com is currently offering a full access, unlimited 15-day
free trial. To receive a 15-day free trial please call 1-800-966-6232.
-- Lisa Drew, market analyst for NADAguides.com: "For over 3 decades,
dealerships, DMVs, government agencies and insurance companies worldwide
have relied upon the NADAguides Title & Registration products to verify
out of state procedures and the validity of important documents. The
new NADAguides Title & Registration CONNECT is extremely user friendly,
allowing 24/7 access from any device for keyword searches and
enlargement of sample documents. NADAguides is continuously striving to
provide the best products and with the constant changes to policies and
procedures, we realized how much our customers would benefit from real
time updates. Providing the most up-to-date information available is now
possible with the new NADAguides Title and Registration CONNECT."
NADAguides.com (http://www.nadaguides.com) is the largest publisher of vehicle pricing and information for new and used cars, classic cars, motorcycles, boats, RVs, and manufactured homes. NADAguides.com offers in-depth shopping and research tools in addition to the most market-reflective pricing available. The company also produces software, raw data, web services, web-syndicated products and print guidebooks.
-- NADAguides.com on Twitter
-- NADAguides.com on Facebook
-- NADAguides.com on YouTube
-- Recreation vehicles (RVs)
-- Truck campers
-- Camping trailers
-- Motor homes
-- Travel trailers
-- Fifth wheels
-- Park models
TouchPal Redefines Contacts and Input Experience on Your Mobile Devices
CooTek Unveils TouchPal Contacts+ and Tablet Keyboard Mobile Apps at ShowStoppers 2012
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers @ CES 2012 -- CooTek announced today the new TouchPal Contacts+ and TouchPal Tablet Keyboard mobile apps at ShowStoppers during CES 2012.
Today's smartphones aren't that smart when it comes to contact lists, They're cumbersome and cluttered and don't offer much functionality. TouchPal Contacts+ is a "smart" contacts manager for mobile devices that makes contact lists useful again with real-time availability indicators, social integration, and dynamic business card management.
The app is currently available in the iPhone App Store and Android Market.
TouchPal Contacts+ was recently selected as a Finalist at the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing 2011 Startup Battlefield. To view a demo of TouchPal Contacts+ at Startup Battlefield, click here.
The TouchPal Tablet Keyboard is the only 3rd party Android tablet keyboard compatible with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system. It uses gestures to split and resize the keyboard and features both swiping and typing input methods.
-- Both Sliding and Typing Input
-- Use Gestures to Resize and Split the Keyboard
-- Predictive Sliding for Faster Input
-- Intelligent Next-word Prediction
-- Fast Misspelling Correction
-- Contact List Import
-- Mixed Language Detection
-- Larger, More User-friendly Keys
For more information on CooTek, TouchPal Contacts+, and TouchPal Tablet Keyboard, visit: http://www.TouchPal.com.
About CooTekFounded in 2008, CooTek improves the usability of mobile devices through innovative applications. TouchPal is the product brand name of a suite of mobile applications from CooTek, including TouchPal Keyboard and TouchPal Contacts+. CooTek is the winner of 2009 GSMA Mobile Innovation Global Award.
Cellairis Announces Exclusive Partnership With Bananabeat
Leading Cellular Accessories Company Drops a Beat with Exclusive Line of Cell Phone Cases
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellairis, the nation's largest cellular phone accessories company, today announced an exclusive partnership with Bananabeat. The launch of this exclusive new collection, Cellairis by Bananabeat, will coincide with Cellairis' participation in CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas. Bananabeat, owned by producer and artist, Cisco Adler, is rooted in Southern California culture and lifestyle, combining the efficiencies of a major record label with the intimacy of a boutique artist collective and lifestyle brand.
"Through our collaboration with Cellairis we are able to bring our designs and inspirations to our fans in an alternative way," said Cisco Adler, Owner/Brand Director at Bananabeat. "Leveraging Cellairis' expertise in accessories protection, we will now be able to offer our community something both functional and fresh."
Bananabeat originally emerged as the record label for Shwayze covering their first three releases, including the latest, Shwayze & Cisco's "Island in the Sun." Over the years, Bananabeat has emerged as more than just a record label, with Adler producing and writing for a wide range of artists like Kate Voegele, G. Love, and Mike Posner to brand alliances with companies such as Oakley Eyewear, New Era, Neivz, Seattle-based retailer and lifestyle brand Winner's Circle, and now Cellairis.
"We couldn't be happier about the decision to partner with Bananabeat," said Joe Ciardullo, CMO of Cellairis. "Their innovation in the music industry combined with their current apparel success is a perfect match for Cellairis' growing focus in fashion and entertainment."
This exclusive new collection includes an array of original designs featuring the Bananabeat branding and logo, as well as new print technology to prevent color bleeding and paint chipping. Cellairis by Bananabeat will retail at $19.99 and will be available for purchase nationwide at local Cellairis stores, as well as online at http://www.cellairis.com and http://www.bananabeat.com starting in early February. For more information on Cellairis by Bananabeat, please visit http://www.cellairis.com.
At Cellairis, we protect your tech in style! What began as a single, stand-alone unit over 10 years ago is fast becoming the nation's most trusted cellular accessory specialty retailer. Cellairis provides innovative and fashion-forward cases and accessories for all of your mobile devices and tablets. Recently ranked #9 on Franchise Times 2009 "Fast 55" and quickly approaching the opening of their seven hundredth store location across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, Cellairis continues to deliver exceptional, personalized service on-line and at all of their convenient, cutting-edge store locations.
Cellairis is committed to creating quality products that are socially meaningful and work to enhance the lifeline of your devices. With Cellairis, come to expect more. For more information on Cellairis, please visit http://www.cellairis.com.
ABOUT BANANABEAT RECORDS
Bananabeat Records was founded by producer/singer/songwriter Cisco Adler. With experience on every side of the music biz, from artist to producer to now label head and manager, Cisco decided to start a lifestyle brand rather than a record label or production company. Bananabeat is a way of life that is shared by all of the talented artists that pass through Bananabeat Studios and everyone who works on any of our projects on any level. This is a movement...let's go BANANAS! For more information on Bananabeat, please visit http://www.bananabeat.com.
/K I L L K I L L K I L L -- City Index: The Mobile Trading Apps Race Begins/
LONDON, January 10, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- We are advised by City Index that journalists and other readers should disregard the news release "The Mobile Trading Apps Race Begins", issued earlier today over PR Newswire, as it was issued in error.
Source: City Index
Contact: Joshua Raymond, City Index Group, Tel: +44(0)20-7107-7002, Email: joshua.raymond[at]cityindex.co.uk
Pace Helps Yes Transition to Advanced HD Digital Services in Israel
SALTAIRE, England, January 11, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Agreement supports the journey to next generation services
Pace plc today announces that it has signed a partnership deal with DBS Satellite
Services (1998) Ltd, 'Yes', the Satellite Broadcasting company in Israel. Under the
agreement, Pace will provide new platforms to enable Yes to deploy advanced high
definition (HD) digital services, including HD Video on Demand, to its customers.
As part of the agreement, Pace, a leading developer of technologies, products and
services for global broadband and broadcast markets, has already initiated roll-out of a
HD set-top box to Yes customers. The HD set-top box will incorporate advanced services,
allowing Yes to upgrade cost effectively in the field. In addition, the set-top box is
capable of being interactive and means Yes subscribers can enjoy payTV applications such
as HD Video on Demand over Ethernet connection.
Mark Loughran, Regional Pace President, commented: "This is an exciting time for Yes
and Pace to be working together to develop and deploy HD services across Israel via
devices which put end users' needs for simplicity and user-friendliness at their core."
Ron Eilon CEO of Yes added: "The Yes team is impressed by the professionalism and
dedication of the experienced Pace engineering team and view this as the start of strong
relationship. There is an increasing demand for VOD and HD television in Israel, and we
selected Pace to support our project as Pace has a proven track record of delivering
industry leading technology solutions and expertise, both essential to positioning
ourselves at the forefront of innovation."
Pace (LSE: PIC) creates technologies, software, hardware and services for the
broadcast and broadband industries. Pace solutions empower cable, telco and satellite
operators to simply and cost-effectively innovate at the speed they want, in the way they
want for their subscribers. Pace has built up its experience and expertise over 30 years
and this is recognized by a customer base of over 160 operators around the globe.
Headquartered in the UK, Pace operates in markets across the world, and employs around
2300 people in locations that also include the USA, France, India and China. For more
information on Pace, please visit http://www.pace.com.
Yes satellite was established in 1998, and launched its broadcasting services in July
2000. Yes is Israel's only provider of multi-channel television broadcasts via satellite.
Since its establishment, Yes has been at the forefront of relevant technologies and is
on par with the largest global multi-channel television companies. In March 2010 the
company launched its VOD services using OTT technology, with a versatile and user friendly
interface incorporated into the EPG, creating a total experience for customers via
MaxTotal, with 3 advanced services: Max recordings, HD and VOD broadcasts within a single
For further information, please contact:
Pace: Isabel Hall
Yes: Libby Zipser
New Buzzient Products Add Publishing and Chat to Social Media Efforts
Buzzient Publish2Social and Social2Chat enable easier creation and tracking of social media as well as a direct link between Online Chat and Social Channels
BOSTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Buzzient, a leading social media platform company, today announced 2 new products: Buzzient Publish2Social and Social2Chat. These new products give customers more ways to engage with customers and, when combined with Buzzient Enterprise, build out more compelling social media programs for sales, service, and loyalty initiatives.
"Buzzient is focused on bringing a comprehensive social media solution for the enterprise and both of these products improve the customer experience over social media channels," remarked Timothy B. Jones, Buzzient Founder and CEO. "Publish2Social makes it easy for organizations to manage outbound social media programs and Social2Chat directs social media to online chat agents for real-time communications. Both of these products were developed after overwhelming demand from existing and prospective customers."
"We're seeing 2012 start out with tremendous demand for social media solutions tailored for the enterprise," says Jones. "Whereas passive listening was vogue with first generation monitoring companies of 5 years ago, today sophisticated corporations using social media require integration of social data with CRM, ERP, HCM and other core applications. Furthermore, corporations need to engage on the social channels with end customers, hence why outbound publishing and chat integration are key requirements. We expect that 2012 will only see heightened interest in these solutions."
"Companies have to figure out how to leverage social media to stay current," says Peter Goldmacher, Managing Director with the Cowen Group. "But activity on social media isn't necessarily productivity on social media and the best run companies will make that distinction by understanding social in the context of their daily business operations."
Buzzient Publish2Social Features:
-- Social Media Post Management. Create, schedule and track social media
posts for Facebook and Twitter from a single, easy to use interface. Add
images to posts and URL links are automatically shortened.
-- Post Analytics and Usage Tracking. Track click through rates of links
over time and across social networks. Monitor progress of Daily Active
Users on Facebook.
-- Geographic Targeting. Target Facebook posts to a specific city, country
-- Affordable Pricing. Buzzient Publish2Social is available immediately and
costs under $10 per month.
Buzzient Social2Chat Features:
-- Turn Tweets and Posts to Chats. With just one click, support
representatives can reply back to customer over social media and include
a link to chat in the response.
-- Full Customer Interaction Data. Agents see the full social media thread
that initiated the chat session inside their Oracle Live Help engagement
Buzzient uses patent-pending technology to automatically collect information from social media sources in real-time, analyze the content based on customer specifications, then turn this social media data into actionable information through integration with CRM and contact center applications. The Buzzient Enterprise(TM) solution gives customers everything they need to leverage existing sales and customer support processes in the world of social media. The company is based in Boston's Innovation District. For more information please visit: http://www.buzzient.com
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Love is in the "Fare" as Hotwire Survey Reveals Frequent Travel Helps Benefit Your Romantic Relationships
Study Also Shows Consumers Prefer Romantic Getaways Over Any Other Vacation Type, so Hotwire Helps by Providing the Top 10 Valentine's Day Deals and Destinations
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day around the corner, Hotwire.com®, a leading discount travel site, today revealed new romantic travel results from their American Travel Behavior Survey. According to the survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive in July 2011, nearly 70 percent of travelers strongly agree that their personal romantic relationships would benefit if they went on more leisure trips together - and medical experts agree. What's more, romantic getaways are the first choice among travelers. The survey showed that 42 percent of travelers would choose a romantic getaway with a significant other over a family vacation, traveling with friends, or a solo trip if they could afford to take one more leisure trip than planned. To help lovers reap the relationship benefits of travel this Valentine's season without breaking the bank, Hotwire® is also releasing the Top 10 Valentine's Day deal destinations.
"These new results show that not only do people recognize the positive impact that travel can have on their relationships, but also that romantic trips are something they desire in the new year," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "Of course Romantic Getaways are top of mind around Valentine's Day, but Hotwire encourages travelers to reap the benefits of travel year round by simply taking more trips, especially as a couple."
"In the past, romance was about tales of travel and adventure - the kinds of experiences that help regenerate mind and body," said Dr. Matthew Edlund, director of the Center for Circadian Medicine and author of The Power of Rest. "Modern ideas of romance focus more on sharing - like sharing deep experiences with someone you love. Why not combine the old and the new and take a travel adventure together? Think of what that can do for your health - and your relationship."
To get love birds ready for their Valentine's Day travels, Hotwire has compiled a list of the top 10 most romantic destinations with prices that will make any heart flutter:
Destination Average Price on Hotwire for
1. San Diego, CA $64
2. Savannah, GA $69
3. Seattle, WA $73
4. Montreal, QC, Canada $80
5. Barcelona, Spain $89
6. San Francisco, CA $94
7. Honolulu, HI $100
8. Nassau, Bahamas $129
9. Paris, France $152
10. New York, NY $155
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive via its QuickQuery omnibus product on behalf of Hotwire from July 27-29, 2011 among 2,127 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Andrew Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 648-5425.
**Average prices based on bookings made 12/1-12/26 for stays over between 2/9-2/14.
WebMD Launches WebMD Baby App for iPhone and iPod touch
Gives parents quick access to pediatrician-approved health information for infants and toddlers; WebMD survey shows new parents overwhelmingly want more information to care for their babies
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information announced today its new WebMD Baby App for iPhone and iPod touch, a free mobile application for parents of infants and toddlers. WebMD Baby gives new parents quick and reliable access to pediatrician-approved baby health and wellness information anywhere, anytime. WebMD Baby content was created exclusively for the app and is personalized for a baby's specific age, helping to ensure new parents are one step ahead of their baby's growth and development.
"Babies change rapidly in their first two years of life, challenging new parents to keep up with their baby's nutrition, health, sleep and development - all of which are essential for a happy and healthy baby and parent," said Dr. Hansa Bhargava, a pediatrician and WebMD medical editor, pediatrics. "The WebMD Baby App helps keep parents informed with easily accessible baby health and wellness information that they can trust."
Helping Babies Be the Healthiest They Can Be
In a recent survey conducted by WebMD, one in three parents (35 percent) say they have wanted to ask their pediatrician a question during at least one visit, but did not because they were uncomfortable or unsure of its relevance. With quick and easy access to trusted information through the WebMD Baby App, parents can anticipate their baby's next growth or development stage and be as informed as possible to make the most of their pediatrician visits.
Overall, the WebMD Baby Health & Wellness Survey, which polled more than 1,000 parents of infants to 2-year-olds, overwhelmingly found that parents want more information to better care for their babies, and they are spending a considerable amount of time seeking guidance on the changes during the first two years of life.
Other key survey findings include:
-- Almost half of the parents (47 percent) wish they had a pediatrician in
their pocket once a week or more to get information about immediate
health or developmental concerns.
-- The majority of parents (55 percent) find themselves researching
information almost daily regarding the health, development or sleep for
-- The majority of parents (54 percent) believe the length of time between
doctor's visits leaves them wanting additional trusted information about
the health and care of their baby/toddler.
-- One-third of parents (34 percent) agree they often feel they don't know
what to expect when it comes to their baby or toddler's milestones.
The WebMD Baby App provides parents with easy access to pediatrician-developed content, including key features such as:
-- Personalized and pediatrician-approved health and wellness information
for baby and toddler to keep new parents one step ahead of their baby's
growth and development, anywhere and anytime and enables more informed
pediatrician visits. For babies 0-1, a new health and wellness tip is
sent to the app every day, as well as more in-depth content every week.
For babies and toddlers ages 1-2, information relevant to their age is
sent to the app monthly. WebMD's tips and information on the app can be
easily shared through email, Facebook or Twitter.
-- Streamlined search capabilities that help parents find immediate,
trusted answers to their baby health and wellness questions with
physician-reviewed answers. Information is organized by
easy-to-understand topics (feeding and nutrition, growth and
development, vaccines) and by the baby's age, simplifying a parent's
search for trusted answers to immediate baby health and wellness
-- Baby routine and record keeper that gives parents and caregivers a
snapshot of baby's health and wellness by allowing them to easily record
and share baby's routine (feeds, diaper changes, sleep). A personal
growth chart for baby/toddler is also integrated into the app allowing
information to be easily added right from the pediatrician's office.
-- Baby book feature that allows parents to capture baby's memorable
moments including baby's "firsts" with videos or photos taken on the
spot or pulled from their iPhone library. Baby book memories can be
shared with family and friends through email or Facebook as they happen.
The WebMD Baby App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore. Detailed information on the app is available at http://www.webmd.com/babyapp.
WebMD Baby Health & Wellness Survey Methodology
On behalf of WebMD, KRC Research conducted a national online survey of 1,001 parents of children ages 2 or younger between November 15- 21, 2011. Respondents, 18 and older, were selected among those who have volunteered to participate in online surveys. Quotas were set for parent gender and region to best reflect the population of parents with children 2 and younger.
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, emedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org and Medscape Education.
Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark Discusses the Evolution of Technology in Higher Education at International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
"Disruptive or Destructive?" tackles how technology is changing education in America
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Andrew Clark, chief executive officer of Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE: BPI), will join fellow tech visionaries in higher education for a panel discussion titled "Innovation in Higher Education: Disruptive or Destructive?"
The "Disruptive or Destructive?" session will also feature Gunnar Counselman of Fidelis, Inc., Rusty Greiff from Grockit, the LeCroy Center's Pamela Quinn, and moderator Michael B. Horn from the Innosight Institute. Convening in room N256 of the Las Vegas Convention Center's (LVCC) North Hall at 10:00 a.m., the session will look at technology versus tradition in higher education, exploring how advancements affect cost, quality, access and value.
All conference participants may attend "Innovation in Higher Education: Disruptive or Destructive?" (session #4438), and are also invited to visit Bridgepoint Education nearby at booth 3206 in the LVCC's North Hall where they can learn about and receive a hands-on demonstration of Bridgepoint's new Thuze learning software platform.
"Andrew Clark's place on 'Disruptive or Destructive?' will provide a meaningful contribution to the perception of innovation in higher education," stated Elizabeth Aguiar, vice president of learning resources & publishing at Bridgepoint Education. "Bridgepoint's success in online learning has meant a great deal to modern students, and we expect to continue this success with the introduction of the Thuze learning platform."
More information about CES is available at cesweb.org.
About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, Thuze and Waypoint Outcomes, Bridgepoint Education has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. Its accredited institutions - Ashford University and University of the Rockies - embody the contemporary college experience. Ashford University offers associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs while University of the Rockies offers master's and doctoral degree programs. Both provide progressive online platforms, as well as traditional campuses located in Clinton, Iowa (Ashford University), and Colorado Springs, Colorado (University of the Rockies). For more information about Bridgepoint Education, visit http://www.bridgepointeducation.com or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.668.2580.
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Publishers Clearing House Acquires Liquid Wireless
Iconic sweepstakes brand marketer continues expansion across multiple channels with acquisition of leading mobile advertising platform
NEW YORK and PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Publishers Clearing House, America's leading multi-channel direct marketer and the premier digital destination for consumers who want to play and win, today announced the acquisition of Liquid Wireless, a Portland, Maine-based company specializing in mobile lead generation, media buying and analytics. The company's mobile platform and services offering is a 360 degree approach to lead generation and customer acquisition. Liquid Wireless not only creates and deploys mobile campaigns, the platform tracks activity from lead generation and click-through to post conversion sale and also auto-optimizes to ensure that campaigns are performing at the highest conversion rate. One of the Company's core differentiators is that clients are only charged for leads, not the services it takes to build out a mobile campaign.
"The Liquid Wireless team has built technology and processes that are unmatched by most larger mobile technology companies," said Andy Goldberg, CEO of Publishers Clearing House. "This enables Liquid Wireless to provide quality customer acquisition at a scale that has never been seen before on mobile. The business is a terrific complement to the multi-platform model that PCH has already created and continues to successfully execute on daily, delivering quality customer acquisition services to over 1000 marketers. We are excited to have them as part of the PCH family."
Publishers Clearing House continues to focus on providing entertaining new ways for consumers to engage in play and win opportunities across its multiple platforms and channels, including online, social and mobile handheld devices as well its traditional offline direct mail. PCH is unique amongst direct marketers in transitioning from offline to the digital channel. After building successful online ecommerce and advertising businesses, with industry leading engagement metrics on the web, on email and on Facebook, the Company is aggressively moving to expand onto all mobile devices. Liquid Wireless' revolutionary and proprietary mobile customer acquisition engine will help tap into the mobile engaged audience and provides a new market for existing and new PCH advertising clients.
"There are incredible cross-promotional opportunities between the two companies," said Jason Cianchette, President and Founder of Liquid Wireless. "High response rates to PCH banner ads and landing pages will drive increased traffic to our existing offers, especially in the smart phone and tablet markets. We will also be able to execute on significantly more powerful media buys with the financial backing of PCH. The combined forces will make a great offering for our clients. Our entire team has worked diligently to get to this point and we are proud to be the newest members of the Publishers Clearing House team," added Cianchette.
One of Liquid Wireless' key strengths is a central focus on analytics and its tie-in to performance. Liquid Wireless back-end technologies are extendable to Publishers Clearing House and third parties as a potential service provider, which include ad server and campaign monitoring. By placing more than 1.4 billion ads on mobile devices each month, Liquid Wireless manages more than 4 million consumer visits across 15 mobile optimized websites. The Company is an early adopter of OpenRTB (Real Time Bidding) and has a mobile optimized bidding engine.
The Liquid Wireless team will continue its growth in Portland, Maine while becoming an extension of the Publishers Clearing House digital advertising sales organization.
About Publishers Clearing House
Headquartered in Port Washington, NY, Publishers Clearing House (PCH) is nationally famous for the sweepstakes it has used since 1967 to draw attention to its direct mail and online offers of merchandise and magazine subscriptions. The Company's TV advertising features the iconic Prize Patrol van that annually delivers prizes worth millions of dollars to winners across the U. S. In recent years the Company has built on its sweepstakes heritage to establish numerous online properties that offer new entertaining games, "Search and Win" opportunities and other free-to-play, chance-to-win content of interest to millions of consumers. With 444 full-time employees, over 40% of the Company's profits go to trusts for the benefit of charities.
About PCH Digital
PCH Digital is the Web destination for Publishers Clearing House, a leading multi-channel direct marketer of value-based consumer products and magazines. The Company calls attention to its products and PlayandWin content by providing visitors with a chance to win valuable sweepstakes prizes including its current "$1 Million Every Year for Life" mega prize event. With more than 3.5 million new online registrants per year, over 8 million monthly unique visitors and a database of more than 14 million customers, PCH Digital is an attractive vehicle for advertisers seeking to reach a diverse group of consumers online. PCH's digital properties include pch.com, PCHSaveandWin.com, PCHSearchandWin.com, PCHLotto.com, PCHGames.com, Candystand.com and PCHOnlineSurveys.com along with access to mobile lead generation through its latest acquisition, Liquid Wireless. For more information about PCH Digital, visit http://www.pchonline.com.
SOURCE Publishers Clearing House
Publishers Clearing House
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Come in From the Cold With Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - Available for Pre-Order From Tesco Entertainment Online
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Latest Lamp-Free Projectors With Texas Instruments DLP® Technology Bring Brighter, 3D-Ready Projection to Your Pupils With Virtually No Maintenance
See new models from multiple manufacturers combining cost effective, lamp-free illumination with proven potential of 3D teaching, only at BETT Show 2012
LONDON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) DLP® is delighted to announce here at BETT Show 2012 the availability of all-new, lamp-free projection solutions from BenQ and Optoma, each powered by award-winning DLP technology and ready to enhance learning experiences in today's classrooms. By utilizing lamp-free illumination, such as LEDs and lasers, versus traditional bulbs, the BenQ LW61ST (WXGA) / LX60ST (XGA) and Optoma ZW210ST (WXGA) / ZX210ST (XGA) projectors can offer high quality imaging and enough brightness (approximately 2000 lumens each) to light up today's classroom spaces, while increasing the lifespan of the projectors and reducing long-term maintenance costs. These new models join exiting solid state illumination projector models from Casio to incorporate other in-demand features, such as 3D-Ready capabilities, connectivity and interactivity to best fit current as well as future teaching demands. These and other products will be available for demonstration at the TI stand, J30, at the Olympia in London throughout the week.
By dispensing with the most expensive part of projector ownership - lamp replacement - these latest models, like all lamp-free projectors with DLP technology, allow for a lengthy 10,000-plus hours of operation with practically no loss of light output, which enables teachers and their schools' technology administrators to not worry about operational downtime. Other benefits of using lamp-free DLP projectors in today's classrooms include the convenience of instant on/off, reduced power consumption, vibrant color reproduction and greater environmental friendliness (versus traditional lamp-based projectors). And because every DLP-powered projector is inherently filter-free, maintenance worries and related ownership costs are reduced even more.
"In the current economic climate, budget cutting remains a key priority for the public sector. Consequently, schools are finding themselves under increasing pressure to deliver stronger long-term results with fewer associated costs," said Roger Carver, manager of Front Projection, DLP Products. "We have nearly two decades of experience in working to provide teachers with the technology tools that can expand their instructional reach and be proven, long-term investments that work. These new lamp-free projectors from BenQ and Optoma reinforce our commitment to that goal, and join our broad range of options to empower teachers and pupils for greater education results."
Beyond larger-scale models that are best suited for the full-sized classroom, the benefits of lamp-free projection can also be found in every DLP Pico(TM)-based projector currently available. Typically small enough to easily fit in a backpack or laptop bag, there are now more than 30 products with DLP Pico technology inside, ranging from iDevice, laptop and mobile phone/tablet accessories and docks, to Wi-Fi/Bluetooth-ready standalone units, multimedia players and even cameras, camcorders and mobile phones. With extreme portability, instant on capabilities and multimedia features, these products available from brands like Acer, Asus, Dell, LG, NEC, ViewSonic, Vivitek and others can take small group collaboration and learning to new levels.
Taking Learning Into The Third Dimension
In addition to being lamp-free, the new BenQ and Optoma are also part of the extensive group of DLP projectors that are 3D-Ready. Though widely known for its use in today's movie theatres, video games and elsewhere, 3D can also have a notable positive impact on pupils' potential at school. Recently, Professor Anne Bamford, Director of the International Research Agency, released findings from the LiFE research project, which aimed to measure the value and impact of 3D experiences on pupil learning and achievement, and determine the most effective types of 3D experiences.
The study was undertaken between October 2010 and May 2011 across seven European countries and revealed that pupils' comprehension, information retention and overall behaviour all improved with the addition of 3D projection in the teaching/learning environment. Measured by comparing the pre and post test results of 2D and 3D sample groups, the study found that:
-- On average 86% of pupils improved from the pre-test to the post-test in
the 3D classes, compared to 52% who improved in the 2D classes.
-- Individuals improved test scores by an average of 17% in the 3D classes,
compared to an 8% improvement in the 2D classes between pre-test and
-- 92% of students on average were attentive during 3D lessons, while only
46% were actively paying attention during non-3D lessons.
Aside from product demonstrations of the latest lamp-free projection solutions during BETT, TI DLP will also be further showcasing the complete results from the LiFE study. Professor Anne Bamford, along with Kathryn Macaulay, whose school in Reading was among those that took part in the study, will be presenting their findings and insights during two separate seminars at BETT:
Thursday 12 January
12:30 - 13:30
21st Century ICT in schools: Sustainable implementation of visual interactive technologies
Friday 13( )January
Professor Anne Bamford
11:15 - 12:00
3D animations in the classroom: Results from a European study into the use of 3D projection technology in the classroom
To learn more about the Texas Instruments DLP technology found in multiple products being shown at BETT Show 2012, or to read additional details from the LiFE research, please visit http://www.dlp.com/bett2012.
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP display technology has powered the world's top projectors and displays, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness to screens of all sizes. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico(TM)-enabled mobile devices, the ability to project images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra high speeds - an innovative advantage that remains cutting edge and ideal for current and future applications alike. The results are high-resolution, highly reliable, razor-sharp images, that even work with fast motion video. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit http://www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to http://www.TI.com.
ESCORT Highlights New Products at 2012 International CES Press Conference
ESCORT Inc., the industry leader of radar detection technology, announced two new products at the 2012 International CES alongside the multi-award winning all-new ESCORT Live(TM) real-time ticket protection network: ESCORT's first ever mobile fleet office solution, ESCORT SmartOffice(TM), and ESCORT MobileTV(TM), a connected Mobile Digital TV receiver.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, today unveiled several new products alongside the multi-award winning all-new ESCORT Live(TM) real-time ticket protection network in a press conference here at the 2012 International CES, the largest consumer technology show in the world.
ESCORT MobileTV(TM) is a connected Mobile Digital TV (MDTV) receiver that quickly and easily allows consumers to receive digital TV on their WIFI-enabled smartphone, iPad or similar video-capable device. A major benefit of ESCORT MobileTV(TM) is that it does not use the device's data link for connectivity, but receives MDTV through WIFI, dramatically reducing the use of the consumer's data plan. Viewers won't miss anything while travelling with others as they choose from news, weather, sports, traffic, entertainment and more in over 46 major metro markets.
Show attendees can see demonstrations of MobileTV(TM) in ESCORT's Booth #1509, North Hall. In addition, MobileTV(TM) will be on display at the Siano Mobile Silicon Booth #13545. Siano provides the mobile DTV receiver chip and iOS digital TV middleware for MobileTV(TM).
SmartOffice Mobile PC
ESCORTSmartOffice(TM) Mobile Rugged PC is a single, integrated, in-vehicle, solution that improves safety and productivity, while significantly reducing operating costs for consumers and fleets alike. ESCORTSmartOffice(TM) provides full PC functionality, navigation, Bluetooth, and includes reverse camera. ESCORTSmartOffice(TM) also offers mobile credit card processing, barcode reader, RFID reader, and digital TV capabilities. Mobile Rugged PC is a complete, portable, office solution that can be used for private, commercial and industrial applications.
SmartOffice(TM) will be on display in ESCORT's Booth #1509, North Hall, and Verizon will be demonstrating a unique public safety application using SmartOffice(TM) in their Booth #30259, South Hall.
Also new from Escort:
During the press conference, Larson also demonstrated the company's award-winning new ESCORT Live(TM) ticket protection network, a CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winner.
ESCORT Live(TM) uses Bluetooth technology embedded in SmartCord Live(TM) cords and a unique app for the driver's smartphone. When alerts are detected, they are transmitted to the ESCORT Live(TM) "cloud" and then broadcast across the ESCORT Live(TM) network, notifying drivers of potential ticket threats. In addition to network alerts, the new smartphone app technology provides ESCORT's industry-leading Defender® database of red light and speed-ticketing camera locations and speed traps as well as ESCORT's patented GPS features, including posted speed limit information, over-speed limit alerts, live traffic for route optimization and more.
The key to the ESCORT Live(TM) community is real-time national reach and scale. Currently there are more than 1 million ESCORT Live-compatible ESCORT and BELTRONICS radar detectors in use throughout North America. Multiply this data gathering and sharing process by millions of miles and millions of driving hours and the result is a nation of protected ESCORT Live(TM) drivers. "Following an ESCORT Live(TM) driver yields excellent information about what lies ahead because the first vehicle's alerts are seamlessly transmitted to other cars equipped with the ESCORT Live(TM) app," Larson said.
Larson also discussed ESCORT's QuickStart Remote Start and Security System(TM), which gives you one-touch control over features such as remote start, arm/lock, panic, and Smart Park(TM), a convenient car location-identifying feature. Using an app on your smartphone, QuickStart also tracks the location and driving history of your vehicle and includes premium security services as well.
About ESCORT Inc.
ESCORT Inc. is the leading manufacturer of high-performance radar and laser detectors, the patented ESCORT Live(TM) real-time ticket protection network, commercial fleet ESCORT SmartOffice(TM) rugged mobile PC, ESCORT MobileTV(TM), Guardian Alert reverse obstacle detection systems, Entourage GPS-enabled navigation and tracking products, ESCORT QuickStart(TM) and other Drive Smarter products. ESCORT manufactures products under the ESCORT, PASSPORT, REDLINE, SOLO, Vector and BELTRONICS brands. The company is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Vodafone Hungary Launches Sicap Kiosks at its Smart Store in Budapest
BERN, Switzerland, January 11, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Sicap mobile money kiosks
[http://www.sicap.com/en/Cash_Topup_Change2Mobile.122.0.html?&L=0 ] have been deployed in
Vodafone Hungary's showcase "Smart Store", the smartphone experience store in "Fashion
Street", Budapest. Vodafone pre-paid subscribers can now top up their credit in seconds on
the user-friendly touch-screen kiosk, and post-paid subscribers will shortly be able to
pay their monthly bill with it.
The self-service kiosk, unveiled at the opening ceremony of Vodafone Hungary's Smart
Store, suits the challenger operator's strategy of providing superior customer service and
innovating methods of transactions.
The initial prepaid top-up service enables customers to complete their operation
within seconds, avoiding the traditional queues at a counter behind customers with more
complex and lengthy inquiries.
The kiosk pilot scheme will include testing of customer care services deemed
appropriate for the Hungarian market. For example, over the next few months, sicap will
allow cash or bank card payments of monthly phone bills. The Hungarian market is one where
direct debits are not standard practice, so the facility will ease the burden of queuing
for the postpaid half of Vodafone's subscriber base in Hungary.
As part of a forward-looking strategy, sicap will also embed anNFC (near field
communication) feature to the kiosk to allow quick authentication of subscribers with NFC
Ms. Aleeda Fazal, Solution Manager at sicap, said that "The potential for evolution of
the kiosk offer is very strong. The sicap portfolio contains overlapping solutions which
can help Vodafone Hungary foster loyalty, stimulate ARPU and cross-selling, and generally
make life simple for subscribers. We are proud to be visible in Vodafone Hungary's
Mr. Richard Sherwood, Director of Consumer Business Unitof Vodafone Hungary added that
"the sicap kiosks look good, suit our shopping experience image, andare really appreciated
by our public for their ease of use".
Sicap is one of the world's leading providers of customised mobile software solutions
in the areas of communications and charging. Everyday sicap's technology empowers mobile
operators to deliver a superior subscriber experience, while maximising new revenue
streams and reducing operating costs. Sicap develops and implements solutions comprising
convergent charging and rating, mobile payment, network services, device management, and
messaging. These solutions cover mobile, fixed and IMS network environments, and are used
by more than 120 customers, serving more than 835 million subscribers in 75 countries
worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.sicap.com
Vodafone is one of the world's largest mobile communications companies by revenue with
approximately 382 million proportionate customers. Vodafone currently has equity interests
in over 30 countries across five continents and over 40 partner networks worldwide.
Vodafone provides full range of mobile communication services including voice and data
Vodafone Hungary Ltd. launched its service in 30 November 1999 in Hungary and
currently has a market share of 22.66% (October 2011). Vodafone Hungary is an integrated
technological service provider focusing strongly on offering services for mobile
communication, mobile internet and broadband data providing for personal and business
subscribers as well.
Kate Stoney, Communications Manager, Phone +33-4-37-37-24-91, email@example.com
NComputing Showcases 'Classroom in a Box' - The First Ever Solution to Enable Schools, Colleges and Universities to run up to 100 Desktops From a Single Operating System
LONDON, January 11, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
- Delivers the Simplest, Most Powerful and Affordable Desktop Virtualisation
- Delivers up to 100 user sessions per operating system
- BETT 2012, Olympia, London 11-14 January Stand J50
At BETT 2012 [http://www.ncomputing.com/bett2012 ], NComputing
[http://www.ncomputing.com ] is showcasing the latest version of its 'Classroom in a Box'
solution which slashes desktop economics for teaching establishments by enabling up to 100
students to run virtual desktops from a single operating system instance. A classroom
environment will be created on Stand J50, for visitors to experience firsthand
NComputing's desktop virtualisation and its benefits for the classroom. Visitors to the
stand will also be able to enter a competition to win a 12 user NComputing Classroom in a
NComputing 'In a Box' technology is the simplest, most powerful and affordable desktop
virtualisation solution on the market today, offering the lowest cost per seat available
to schools, colleges and universities. It supports both Windows and Linux platforms and
comes with all peripherals, virtual desktops and software pre-tested for compatibility and
It includes virtual desktop devices and vSpace 6.5 Server virtualisation software
that, together, transform the typical virtual desktop infrastructure from one user per
operating system to one hundred users per operating system. These solutions:
- reduce up-front PC acquisition costs by 75%
- reduce physical host servers by 75%
- lower maintenance and support costs by 75%
- reduce power and cooling requirements by 90%
- reduce risk resulting from device loss and theft
Paul Gullet, Vice President for EMEA, commented: "Cost and complexity are the biggest
barriers to virtual desktop adoption in education. Our customers told us they wanted
immediate return on investment on their desktop virtualisation deployments, the ability to
scale faster and more easily, greater manageability and improved security. NComputing
continues to pioneer innovation that will accelerate PC replacement cycles and will allow
educational institutions to deploy desktop computing where previously it had not been
viable for reasons of economics or management and support."
NComputing, Inc. is the fastest growing desktop virtualisation company in the world
with over 20 million daily users in 140 countries. The company's award-winning, patented
technology lowers desktop computing costs, improves manageability, and reduces both energy
consumption and e-waste. It is the perfect solution for leveraging the power and potential
of PCs and cloud computing. To learn more about NComputing, visit http://www.ncomputing.com.
Media contact: Alesha Keene firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)7920-828-698
Technology and Finance Industries to Dominate New Domain Applications
MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Applications for ICANN's new Top-Level Domain program open 12 Jan for 90 days. ARI Registry Services provides insight into how the application period will unfold
A third of all applicants participating in ICANN's (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) new Top-Level Domain program will come from the IT and financial services industries, according to figures released by ARI Registry Services today as the application window opens tomorrow.
ARI Registry Services is predicting more than 1000 applications will be submitted between 12 January and the 12 April 2012 deadline.
According to the new Top-Level Domain (TLD) technology provider, brands have shown the strongest interest with two thirds of all applications expected to be for a .brand new TLD. This will be followed by entrepreneurs (30% of applications) seeking to profit from generic terms like .shop or .hotel. The remaining 10% will come from governments and other groups wanting to represent their city or region online with a geographic TLD like .sydney, .paris or .tokyo.
Adrian Kinderis, CEO of ARI Registry Services, said: "Analysis of more than 400 clients we've engaged with globally over the past year shows technology and finance companies in Asia Pacific and the US lead the pack."
Strongest interest has come from businesses in the Asia Pacific region (52%), followed by the United States (29%), Europe (10%), Middle East (7%) and Africa (2%).
"The first round of new domains will be dominated by technology brands (20%), as the IT industry recognises the huge opportunity to innovate. This will be closely followed by banks and other financial service providers (11%) who are jumping at the opportunity for the increased online security and trust that comes with a .brand domain," Mr Kinderis said.
"Now's the perfect time for brands to consider a new Top-Level Domain as part of their long-term digital marketing strategy," he continued.
Speculating on the results, Mr Kinderis said the attractive sales and marketing benefits of new Top-Level Domains has likely appealed to the IT, finance and retail industries as a way to differentiate themselves - especially important in light of the economic downturn.
"A .brand new Top-Level Domain will deliver improved trust, leadership, customer engagement and message recall by providing a direct connection between the customer and the brand experience online. The rapid growth of e-commerce and online retail also complements the move to a .brand domain name. For example, in the near future we may see short, relevant and memorable domain names such as iphone.apple, creditcards.hsbc and shoes.nike."
However, Mr Kinderis warned that potential applicants need to act quickly if they want to reap these benefits.
"There is a huge first-mover advantage for brands applying in the initial round. It's taken ICANN six years to approve this program - no one knows when there will be another opportunity to apply. We are helping our clients get a head start with a progressive digital asset years ahead of their competitors. Brands which previously had to compromise their web address can now own a relevant and targeted address with huge potential search engine optimisation benefits."
Mr Kinderis said a research report commissioned by ARI Registry Services in November found there is a low level of awareness about the program globally. Despite this, the report found significant revenue potential for entrepreneurs to own industry-specific Top-Level Domains such as .shop, .law or .hotel and commercialise them by on-selling second-level domains to relevant businesses (e.g. retailername.shop or lawfirm.law). It suggested that multi-million dollar annual returns are on offer for applicants willing to invest in a new TLD.
He noted that consumers and Internet users will see the first new Top-Level Domains appear online from early 2013, forever changing the way they'll navigate the Internet.
Further statistical breakdowns of industry sectors and regions interested in applying for a new Top-Level Domain are available on request.
Public Relations Manager
ARI Registry Services
Email: email@example.com http://www.ariservices.com
About ARI Registry Services
ARI Registry Services (formerly AusRegistry International) is one of the top companies globally with the technology and expertise to activate, implement and manage new Top-Level Domains. Leveraging ten years of experience as a TLD registry operator, ARI Registry Services will provide new Top-Level Domain applicants with the same software and consulting services that currently drive the .au (Australia), the .ae (United Arab Emirates), the .qa (Qatar) and .om (Oman) country codes. Additionally, ARI Registry Services is the first TLD registry to operate non-Latin, country code Top-Level Domains and a global leader in the continued innovation and expansion of the Domain Name System.
Wrapsol Unveils New Non-Slip "Grip Pad" for Tablets
The non-slip, grip protection technology is engineered to optimize usability and help prevent slip-and-fall damage to any tablet
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ShowStoppers @ CES 2012 -- Wrapsol, a leader in protection solutions for consumer electronics, today introduced its newest product in protective films technology - the Wrapsol non-slip Grip Pad. The Grip Pad is made with tactilla(TM), a proprietary gripping technology, made from advanced high durability polyurethane. The Grip Pad is the first product to integrate Wrapsol's non-slip, tactilla(TM) technology.
Wrapsol's non-slip Grip Pad helps prevent accidental slip-and-fall damage and makes using your tablet more convenient -- without compromising its design integrity in any way. The Grip Pad installs in an instant and helps securely position any tablet along virtually any slanted surface. Wrapsol Grip Pads are now available at Staples and other leading retailers nationwide.
Wrapsol Grip Pad Features:
-- Non-slip tactilla(TM) material
-- 100% Polyurethane
-- Micro-textured finish
-- 8.25 x 3.75-inch material size for Apple iPad 2 and similar size devices
-- Installs in an instant
-- Made in USA
-- MSRP $14.95
For more information on Wrapsol's Grip Pad, visit http://www.wrapsol.com.
About WrapsolWrapsol is a leader in protective adhesive solutions for today's most popular consumer electronics devices and mobile phone handsets. Wrapsol helps consumers stay connected by protecting their mobile phone, mp3 player, notebook computer, game console and camera with the industry's strongest and easiest-to-apply protective film and non-slip Grip Pad. Committed to community and the environment, all Wrapsol device protection systems are engineered, manufactured and packaged at the Company's Massachusetts headquarters and come in 100% recyclable packaging. For more information, visit http://www.wrapsol.com.
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- myCurrent.com today announced the launch of the myCurrent desktop application. The new tool lets users stay up to date on their Facebook and Twitter feeds in one central, real-time location, by putting a streaming stock ticker-style social feed and status updating tool directly on the user's desktop. For a free download visit mycurrent.com.
myCurrent.com leader Ryan Money sees the myCurrent desktop application as the next, logical step in the evolution of social media. "As we grow increasingly reliant on the information we receive via social feeds, it makes less and less sense to depend on specific websites or smartphone apps to consume or contribute to those feeds," Money said. "The myCurrent desktop application liberates the social feed from the browser and makes it easy to stay up to date while remaining productive at work."
myCurrent.com is backed by Overstock.com, which helps power the application by offering users personalized gift recommendations for their Facebook friends through Overstock's Facebook Friend Gift Finder, which users either access through the myCurrent desktop tool or directly at http://www.overstock.com/fbProfile.
Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne says, "myCurrent provides a new, more efficient way for people to interface with social media. This tool lets users stay up to date without stopping what they are doing. From our own office's experience, this makes people more productive."
Upcoming versions of the myCurrent desktop tool will allow streaming of additional social feeds and RSS subscriptions. Users will also be able to replicate all of the functions found with these services through the myCurrent app.
CONTACT: Ryan Money, +1-801-243-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org
All-Italian Unveiling at CES With i'm Watch and Buongiorno's Play.me Music
MILAN and LAS VEGAS, January 10, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Play.me Radio Edition, the multi-device digital music application recently launched by
Buongiorno [http://www.buongiorno.com ]-DadaEnt, is behind the i'Music channel for i'm
Watch [http://www.imwatch.it ], the first smart wrist watch made in Italy, which is to be
announced today at the CES [http://www.cesweb.org ], the world's foremost electronics and
technology event,at stand 70215 in the Ballroom of The Venetian in Las Vegas.
The Play.me application on i'Music [http://www.imwatch.it/it-it/smartwatch/imusic ]
allows users to select all of their favorite music at a mere touch, thus enabling them to
listen to their music anywhere through the intuitive interface offered by the smart watch
that has already been selected for inclusion as a "CES 2012 Design & Engineering Award
Exclusively for i'Music, Play.me Radio Edition is offering over 1 million radio
channels selected by artist and genre, along with carefully crafted playlists created by
the DJs on the Play.me team, conceived to satisfy all music preferences, whether for pop,
dance, Italian music, jazz, R&B or rock. Using Play.me Radio Edition is quick and
immediate: the music is streamed in high quality and users can even listen offline by
simply choosing a list of their favorite songs and saving them on their i'm Watches.
The radio channels are playlists of individual songs in a sequence that is constantly
updated and not subject to any limits of use in terms of time or space. After having
selected a radio channel, users can synchronize their smart watches to keep that channel
always available for them to listen to at any time.
Smart watches with the Android operating system are innovative, effective wrist
watches that are integrated with next-generation smartphones.Audio quality is guaranteed
by 3.5 mm input/output mini-jacks for headphones, integrated speaker microphone connection
and power and external "on," "off," "stand-by," "re-activate volume," "+" and "-"
Buongiorno-DadaEnt, the Company behind Play.me Radio Edition app,has made it also
available as a multi-device Web application based on HTML5 for use on PCs, tablets and
smartphones or as a native application for Samsung smartphones and smart TVs.
Monsoon Multimedia and Zenverge Partner to Deliver Placeshifting and DVR Functionality to Leading Consumer Electronic OEMs
Monsoon's TV Anywhere Technologies and Zenverge's Quad-Stream HD Transcoder Enables OEMs to Stream High-Quality Video to Smartphones, Tablets and Personal Computers
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced it has selected Zenverge's ZN200 Quad-Stream Transcoder and developed a partnership with Zenverge to leverage Monsoon's placeshifting and DVR software for high-definition (HD) streaming to multiple mobile devices for major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Zenverge is a pioneer in the development of advanced media ICs and has provided the industry's first Quad-Stream HD Transcoder.
"Monsoon is very excited about leveraging the flexible HD transcoding and encoding capabilities of the Zenverge architecture in our Vulkano placeshifting products," said Colin Stiles, Monsoon's EVP of Sales and Marketing. "We see great potential in adding multi-stream HD transcoding features to our streaming products and we have selected the ZN200 to provide high value solutions to our OEM customers."
"We are very excited about the new products our customers are launching to truly enable the connected home and extremely pleased to have Monsoon as both a partner and a customer," said Shawn Saleem, EVP of Marketing for Zenverge. "Portable devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone, and Android tablets and cell phones, have created a significant market demand for consuming content wirelessly from multiple sources such as Over-The-Top (OTT) and broadcast. The ZN200 is being used with Monsoon's industry leading placeshifting technology and provides the perfect solution for streaming in and outside the home."
Zenverge to Showcase its TransALL(TM) Engine for its Media ICs at CES
Zenverge's ICs use advanced media processing capabilities with their powerful TransALL(TM)( )Transcode engine to TransFormat, TransRate, TransScale, TransCopy, TransZip, TransCrypt, TransQoS and TransWrap content in a compact, power-efficient and cost-effective footprint, and deliver a true "Anywhere, Anytime, Any Device" media experience for consumer electronics manufacturers, set-top box manufacturers and major service operators.
Zenverge will showcase its exciting line-up of high performance multi-stream transcoding and encoding ICs at CES this week in Las Vegas. In addition, Zenverge will demonstrate support of live HDTV streaming to popular tablets and cell phone devices, storage efficiency and high-speed HD processing at four times faster than real-time. The ZN200/100 family of ICs allows the proliferation of video content in the connected home in a secure and seamless manner using the latest Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) networking standards.
About Monsoon Multimedia
Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products and convergence technologies for the PC, Mac, iPad and major smartphones. Founded by the founders of Dazzle and Emuzed, the company has offices in California, India, Russia and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.monsoonmultimedia.com.
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Advanced Media ICs built around the patented ZEN architecture, a core technology for next generation digital media devices. The company is based in Cupertino, California. For more information please visit the company website: http://www.zenverge.com.
outsourceIT and GoBeyondIT Merge; Creating One of the Largest Privately Held Managed/Cloud Service Providers in the Country
LA PLATA, Md. and BALTIMORE, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- outsourceIT, a large regional based Managed Services Provider, providing outsourced IT services to the SMB market place, announced today they have merged with GoBeyondIT, a Cloud Services Provider, with customers in both the SMB and large Enterprise market. The combined company has office locations spanning the mid-Atlantic and South Eastern parts of the country, with offices as far north as Philadelphia, PA and as far south as Charlotte, NC. The headquarters will remain in La Plata, MD (DC Metro Area) with major support center hubs remaining in Winston-Salem, NC and Baltimore, MD.
The two combined companies have created one of the largest privately held Managed/Cloud Service Providers (MSP/CSP) in the United States. The combined entities revenue is greater than $15 million with approximately 70 employees. The company is expecting to continue to see strong growth throughout 2012.
Craig Guice, CEO of outsourceIT, will continue to serve as CEO, he will step down as President and hand this role over to his co-founding partner, Mark Vliet, who has most recently served as VP and CTO. Richard Crane, CEO of GoBeyondIT, will become Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and David Webb, Partner of GoBeyondIT, will become Executive Vice President of Enterprise and Strategic Accounts.
"This is an exciting time at outsourceIT, we believe combining forces with GoBeyondIT will accelerate our already fast growth rate," said Guice. "When exploring this opportunity we quickly realized each company provided strength to the other company. For us (outsourceIT), the biggest driver was the hosted desktop solution offering they (GoBeyondIT) brought to the table. We can now bundle this service with our MY IT Department offering and deliver our clients the best in class Cloud Services Support."
The combined company will operate as both outsourceIT and GoBeyondIT. Collectively the companies are providing a full suite of Managed and Cloud services, which includes: Helpdesk, Project Services, Virtual CIO Services, NOC Services, Hosted Desktops (VDI), Hosted Servers, Hosted Applications and VoIP Telephone Services. Ultimately, providing its SMB clients with a fully outsourced IT Support Department and providing its Enterprise clients with ad hoc services such as Outsourced Helpdesk, Professional Services, and Hosted Cloud Services. The company will also build out a Channel Sales Model, which can be white labeled, for other service providers who do not want the expense and headache of building out their own managed or cloud services offering.
"Cloud Services is an important element in today's technology footprint, but equally important is the support mechanism needed to support the cloud services," said Crane. "By joining forces with outsourceIT, we are able to bring an end-to-end solution to the customer. We felt that we could provide better support to our clients and reach levels of scale that would be difficult had we remained only as GoBeyondIT."
About outsourceIT Inc.
outsourceIT is a full service Managed/Cloud Services Provider, with support offerings ranging from fully outsourced IT departments to hosted equipment and applications. They have customers in both the SMB and Enterprise space that are spread across many industry segments including: healthcare, government contractors, software development, legal, construction, housing management, trade associations, non-profits, financial, manufacturing, education, and more. Since founding the company in 2004, the growth has been significant and that growth continues today. outsourceIT currently has offices spanning the mid-Atlantic and South East regions of the country.
VP of Business Development
Monsoon Multimedia Offers Placeshifting and Multi-Screen Technologies on Popular Semiconductor Solutions
Licensing Monsoon's Award-Winning TV Anywhere Technologies Enable OEMs to Placeshift High-Quality Video Streams to Smartphones, Tablets, Computers and TVs
SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, announced today that it is porting its TV Anywhere placeshifting software engines to additional semiconductor platforms developed by C2 Microsystems, Inc. and Zenverge, Inc. These leading semiconductor companies offer video chipsets for use in TVs, set-top boxes, game consoles and an increasing number of connected entertainment products.
TV Anywhere capabilities are in high demand with the explosion of tablets and smartphones. Multiple System Operators (MSOs) such as Comcast and TimeWarner, Smart TV companies such as Sony and Samsung, and set-top box suppliers such as Cisco and Pace are looking for TV-on-the-go solutions. Both Microsoft and Sony have announced plans to incorporate Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming in their popular game consoles.
"Monsoon and C2 Microsystems have been working together now for more than two years," said Gene Liu, CEO of C2 Microsystems. "Monsoon's engines are now ported to our Jazz product line. We expect that Monsoon will enable our TV customers in China to start showing OTT streaming from their TVs to smartphones, PCs and tablets in or outside of the home. Our highly cost effective Tango chips will start featuring placeshifting this spring."
"Monsoon and Zenverge have recently formed a partnership to develop placeshifting, streaming and DVR engines for our chipsets used by key OEMs," said Shawn Saleem, EVP of Marketing of Zenverge. "Monsoon is a leader in the OTT category and we are pleased to endorse their solutions as they allow our OEM customers to accelerate time-to-market and increase margins by providing a more powerful user experience."
Only Monsoon's solutions enable MSOs to manage which channels and shows can be placeshifted, recorded or sideloaded, to avoid recent controversies between service providers and content owners. Monsoon's solutions can also employ analog capture to provide a solution for streaming content to multiple screens anywhere.
"Strong demand from OEMs for our TV Anywhere technology has been the impetus behind our new licensing strategy," said Paul Friedman, EVP of Business Development at Monsoon. "We are currently the only proven independent one-stop-shop for companies looking to quickly deploy a live TV placeshifting solution for smartphones, tablets and computers."
Monsoon's Integrated Placeshifting Linux Modules
Monsoon has developed five integrated modules that enable semiconductor encoder companies to easily begin offering placeshifting capabilities: Adaptive Bit-Rate Encoding and Transcoding, Http Live Streaming (HLS) for Live Video Sources, Proprietary Streaming Protocol, Connection Management and Multi-Screen Client Technologies. Monsoon has already ported these modules on multiple encoders.
Monsoon will also make a large number of applications, such as YouTube, VoD, web browser, timeshifting, UPnP/DLNA and other Smart TV applications, available as part of its licensing arrangements.
Adaptive Bit-Rate Encoding continuously measures the available network bandwidth and adjusts the encoding bit rate to deliver smooth video streaming Quality of Service (QOS) over a wide range of network conditions.
Http Live Streaming (HLS) has been extended by Monsoon to support a real-time bit-rate control method of delivering live video sources via the industry standard HLS protocol, without requiring pre-encoding and caching of multiple bit-rate copies of the file.
Proprietary Streaming Protocol moves video from inside the home to outside the home with much finer granularity of the video encoding and without requiring any router set up. UDP protocol with hole punching and Network Address Translator (NAT) traversal is deployed to eliminate the need for router port forwarding.
Connection Management is a secure cloud-based service that allows clients to connect to servers without using fixed IP addresses or Domain Named Service (DNS).
Multi-Screen Client Technologies include video playback of placeshifted live TV streams, recording and trick play (pause, fast forward, rewind) on clients, and virtual on-screen remote control for set-top boxes, EPGs and sideloading. Client technologies are available on PCs, Macs, iPhones and iPads, Android smartphone and tablets, BlackBerry phones and tablets.
For more information about Monsoon's TV Anywhere licensing offer, please e-mail OEM@monsoonmultimedia.com.
About Monsoon Multimedia
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CES 2012: Turtle Beach Announces Ear Force® XP400 and Ear Force® XP300 Fully Wireless, Premium Gaming Headsets
Years of Technology Leadership Culminates in New Headset Models with Bluetooth Chat and Improved 5GHz Wi-Fi Wireless Performance for Xbox 360 Gaming Audio
ELMSFORD, N.Y., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, the market-leading pioneers of the console gaming headset category, today announced the introduction of the feature-packed Ear Force XP400 and XP300 premium wireless gaming headsets. Optimized for wireless game audio and chat on Xbox 360® (and also compatible with PlayStation 3®), these headsets provide new levels of convenience and versatility while delivering the renowned game audio performance synonymous with Turtle Beach. The new XP400 and XP300 headsets bring the wireless Bluetooth chat of the acclaimed XP500 headset to more affordable price points, while adding the ease of rechargeable batteries and new 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi RF wireless technology that virtually eliminates interference with wireless networks in the home. The XP400 and XP 300 can be seen along with the full offering of Turtle Beach products at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 - Booth #21327, during the International Consumer Electronics Show from January 10 to 13, 2012.
The Ear Force XP400 and XP300 introduce premium features that once again push the limits of gaming headset technology. With the exclusive introduction of groundbreaking 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi technology, these new headsets avoid the crowded 2.4GHz band used by wireless networks, phones and other devices in the home to deliver interference-free game audio. By automatically switching between the 2.4 and 5.0GHzbands and working within the Wi-Fi specification, the XP400/XP300 headsets navigate around other radio signals and coexist within the same spectrum as wireless networks to deliver optimum signal performance.
"Interference from common 2.4 GHz wireless devices like game consoles, routers, telephones and other gadgets is now a thing of the past with these new headsets," said Michael Arzt, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Turtle Beach. "Not only have we jumped to the 5GHz spectrum, completely avoiding the crowded 2.4GHz band, we've also adopted the Wi-Fi specification so our headsets can coexist within the wireless-LAN spectrum rather than search for free space around LAN signals. Adding dual-pairing Bluetooth chat from the XP500 and a rechargeable battery makes these headsets perfect for Xbox 360 owners, who want premium performance and convenience."
Equally noteworthy, the Ear Force XP400 also introduces Turtle Beach's new post-processing system for Dolby® Surround Sound, with fully adjustable speaker angles that enable a user to change the positions of the virtual 5.1 speakers by selecting between six different speaker angle settings to optimize the surround sound effect. Now even more gamers can hear subtle directional details on the battlefield with 360 degree accuracy, from enemy footsteps to weapon reloads.
The Ear Force XP300 includes the same 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi game audio, Bluetooth chat and rechargeable battery at a lower price. XP300 owners can upgrade to the same Dolby Surround Sound technology of the XP400 by adding the new Ear Force DSS2 Dolby Surround Sound Processor, also introduced at CES.
Ear Force XP400 Wireless Dolby® Surround Sound Gaming HeadsetKey Details:
-- Dolby® Surround Sound: Immersive 360 degree audio lets you pinpoint the
direction of every sound
-- Adjustable Surround Sound Angles: Alter the positioning of the surround
sound angles for the best audio experience for every gamer
-- 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Digital Game Sound: Uncompressed
digital RF audio signal delivers CD-quality sound by auto-selecting the
optimum frequency in the 2.4GHz/5GHz spectrums.
-- Wi-Fi Friendly: Easily coexists with wireless networks and Wi-Fi devices
-- Dual-Pairing Bluetooth: Chat wirelessly on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
and answer mobile phone calls while gaming
-- Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery: Provides up to 15 hours of
uninterrupted gameplay and can be recharged while gaming
-- Equalizer (EQ) Presets: Multiple EQ presets include the bass, treble and
midrange boost combinations
-- Blast Limiter: Reduces the effect of loud game sounds so you can turn up
-- Digital Optical Connection: Delivers the highest quality of digital
-- Digital pass-through: Connect your home theater to the XP400 optical
connection to hear the sound on both the headset and external 5.1
-- Analog input: Connect a TV or other analog stereo source to the
transmitter to hear it processed with virtual surround sound.
-- Dynamic Chat Boost: Chat volume automatically increases as the game
volume gets louder
-- Variable Microphone Monitor: Hear your voice in the headset while
speaking and adjust the level.
-- MSRP: $219.95
-- Available: Q1 2012
Ear Force XP300 Wireless Amplified Stereo Gaming HeadsetKey Details:
-- 2.4/5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi Wireless Digital Game Sound: Uncompressed
digital RF audio signal delivers CD-quality sound by auto-selecting the
optimum frequency in the 2.4GHz/5GHz spectrums.
-- Wi-Fi Friendly: Easily coexists with wireless networks and Wi-Fi devices
-- Dual-Pairing Bluetooth: Chat wirelessly on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
and answer mobile phone calls while gaming
-- Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery: Provides up to 15 hours of
uninterrupted gameplay and can be recharged while gaming
-- Equalizer (EQ) Presets: Multiple EQ presets include the bass and treble
-- Sound Field Expander Presets: Boosts the level of sounds on the left and
right sides while lowering sounds in the center.
-- Dynamic Chat Boost: Chat volume automatically increases as the game
volume gets louder
-- Variable Microphone Monitor: Hear your voice in the headset while
speaking and adjust the level.
-- Auxiliary Input: Listen to your favorite songs while gaming by attaching
an MP3 player to the XP300 transmitter along with the game audio.
-- MSRP: $ 169.95
-- Available: Q1 2012
For more information, please visit http://www.turtlebeach.com.
About Turtle BeachTurtle Beach (http://www.turtlebeach.com designs and markets premium audio peripherals for personal computer and video game platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach, headquartered in Elmsford, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today's PC audio industry.
Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. XBOX 360 is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Dolby is a registered trademark of Dolby Laboratories. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
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