Internet Broadcasting Introduces ibPublish 2, A Digital Publishing Platform That Powers High-Performing Online Properties for Broadcast News
Newsroom-Centric Content Management System Simplifies Digital Publishing Processes and Seamlessly Distributes Content to Mobile and Social Channels
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet Broadcasting, the leading provider of digital publishing technology and services for local TV newsrooms, today introduced ibPublish 2, the most advanced digital content management and publishing platform built for the TV broadcast industry and designed for the future of digital publishing.
ibPublish 2 is a cloud-based architected solution that enables newsrooms to produce deep, engaging news and information with fast, seamless distribution to mobile and social media channels. The platform is already in production with Internet Broadcasting clients, who are being supported with services including planning, migration, training, best practices and custom development.
With ibPublish 2, journalists, promotions staff and other content publishers have access to simplified publishing interfaces, resulting in increased productivity and broader participation in the publishing process. Super-users now have an unprecedented level of control and flexibility, including the ability to create content sections that update dynamically, and to design page layouts on the fly. Station managers have the power to realize their business strategies and brand visions in the digital space, free from technical limitations. For audiences, this translates to an intuitive, relevant and engaging experience with the station's brand across Web, mobile and social environments.
"Television broadcasters are seeking to leverage the investments and talents they devote to content development in new ways -- so they can further strengthen their brand and engage their audiences," said Elmer Baldwin, president and CEO of Internet Broadcasting. "ibPublish 2 responds by automating the publication process and supporting simultaneous publishing across mobile devices. That frees broadcasters to focus on their core competence -- developing great local-news content -- and helps make digital journalism profitable."
The ibPublish 2 platform offers these features:
-- Dramatic simplification of digital publishingAccelerates time to publish
with high-powered tools for super users and simplified workflows for
other contributors, enabling the entire organization to publish digital
-- Superior user experience improves audience engagementHigh-performing,
fast-loading pages deliver exceptional user experience, while dynamic
and contextual publishing capabilities extend engagement.
-- Genuinely integrated mobile and social Fully integrated apps and mobile
Web sites offers seamless multi-channel publishing, on-the-fly content
and display changes, campaign management and social enabled by a robust
suite of APIs.
-- Adaptive platform provides full spectrum of control Publishers have
complete control with fully customizable digital solutions and the
ability to add new products -- all enabled by the cloud-based platform.
Strong Partnerships with World-Class Technology Providers
ibPublish 2 incorporates software and services from world-class technology partners, including, among others, CoreMedia, a leading provider of Web content management (WCM) software; Kaltura, the world's leading video platform, providing video management, publishing, authoring, distribution and monetization solutions for media companies, enterprises, educational institutions and service providers; and Akamai, the leading cloud-based platform designed to help provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device. In addition, ibPublish 2 supports other technology and service partners in order to provide additional functionality and content such as national news, sports and weather.
"We have integrated technologies that form a development community aligned in the best interests of Internet Broadcasting clients and the market we serve," Baldwin added. "This community reflects the efforts of hundreds of talented developers and engineers and is supported by a company that has been servicing TV broadcasters' needs for more than 15 years."
"Local publishers have arguably the most complex set of needs of any digital publisher," said Roger Keating, senior vice president, digital media, for Hearst Television and an Internet Broadcasting director. "Given the volume of content, the number of iterations, and the very distributed nature of what we're publishing, we demand a lot from a publishing system -- and the tasks for which we are looking to a digital publishing platform to support us have grown in complexity. Internet Broadcasting has taken on the challenge of fully retooling their publishing platform to meet our needs -- not just for this year, but for the next decade."
About Internet Broadcasting
Aiming to transform how broadcast media leaders engage and interact with their audiences, Internet Broadcasting offers publishing solutions that power digital growth. Internet Broadcasting solutions include an innovative cloud-based publishing platform, original syndicated content and a digital advertising agency that executes 25,000 campaigns annually. Internet Broadcasting has had a long-term focus on local television companies and leading media companies such as Hearst Television, E.W. Scripps, CNN, The Washington Post Company's Post-Newsweek Stations group and Turner Broadcasting. Founded in 1996, Internet Broadcasting is headquartered in St. Paul. For more information, visit http://www.ibsys.com
Reward Purchase Corporation Announces Apple MacBook for a Deadly Price of $849
Established discount seller of consumer electronics expands into the PC market
BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reward Purchase Corporation proudly announces their expansion into discount PC sales, offering an Apple MacBook for a deeply discounted price of $849. This product is a brand new Apple laptop and comes with standard warranty. Reward Purchase Corporation will sell only 130 MacBooks at this low price. Reward Purchase includes a 45 day money back warranty with MacBook purchase.
Reward Purchase LLC , which has sold discount consumer electronics for just over a year, is now bringing their expertise to the discount PC business. Each product sold by Reward Purchase is meticulously checked and tested before delivery to ensure a top quality user experience and to minimize customer returns. A company spokesman said it's a win/win situation for both customers and merchants.
The company taps a variety of product sources for their deeply discounted offerings, from the incredibly low price band and police and government auctions. Despite the diverse sources, Reward Purchase Corporation is committed to offering only top quality products. Additional exciting product offerings are promised soon.
About Reward Purchase Corporation
Reward Purchase LLC, based in Brooklyn, New York was founded in 2011. It expanded its online presence with killer bargain deals in late 2011 during the Christmas season.
Contact: James Wells
Reward Purchase E- Shop
140 58th street- Brooklyn Army Terminal & Doc Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (650) 262-6352 http://rewardpurchase.eu
Cadwalader Antitrust Team Recognized for Its Work on Microsoft-Skype Deal
Global Competition Review Awards the Microsoft-Skype Deal "Merger Control Matter of the Year - Europe"
NEW YORK, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, announced today that the firm's work as antitrust counsel to Microsoft in its acquisition of Skype, led by partners Charles "Rick" Rule and Jonathan Kanter, was awarded "Merger Control Matter of the Year - Europe" at the Global Competition Review Awards 2012 held on March 27 in Washington, D.C. The Cadwalader team also included Special Counsel Amy Ray and associates Elizabeth Wright, Zachary Martin, Ngoc Hulbig and Nandu Macharaju.
"This was a major transatlantic deal, involving two household names, and the work done here was a model of how to conduct multiple approval processes," said Alec Burnside, E.U. competition law partner at Cadwalader's office in Brussels. "I am delighted that Cadwalader was able to work alongside others to generate a successful outcome for the client."
Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype required regulatory approval in several jurisdictions including the U.S. and Europe. It received approval in the U.S. and from the European Commission in June and October 2011 respectively. The acquisition closed in October.
"I am pleased that our team's hard work and role in this transaction were recognized by Global Competition Review," remarked Rick Rule, head of the Firm's Antitrust Group, Managing Partner of the Washington Office and a member of the Firm's Management Committee. "This transaction was a continuation of our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and I am pleased that we were able to assist them with this significant purchase."
W. Christopher White, Cadwalader's Chairman added, "This award is testament to the Antitrust Group's ability to assist clients navigating the increasingly complex regulatory environment."
About Cadwalader, Wickersham and Taft LLP
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, established in 1792, is one of the world's leading international law firms, with offices in New York, London, Charlotte, Washington, Houston, Beijing, Hong Kong and Brussels. Cadwalader serves a diverse client base, including many of the world's top financial institutions and corporations, undertaking business in more than 50 countries. The firm offers legal expertise in antitrust, banking, business fraud, corporate finance, corporate governance, energy, environmental, financial restructuring, healthcare, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, private wealth, real estate, regulation, securitization, structured finance, and tax. More information about Cadwalader can be found at http://www.cadwalader.com.
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GenevaGreenSupply.com Contributes to "Greener" Homes Across the Country
ALEXANDRIA, Minn., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Founded just last month, GenevaGreenSupply.com is contributing to "greener homes" across the country through its e-commerce store of environmentally friendly consumer products.
Founded by Geneva Solutions LLC, GenevaGreenSupply.com is dedicated to providing its online shoppers with natural products that are better for the environment and promote the health and safety of the consumer household.
Product categories found on GenevaGreenSupply.com include all natural lotions, natural soaps, organic hand cleaners, organic shampoos and conditioners, cleaning kits, household cleaners, bed bug removers, dishwashing detergents, pet stain removers, laundry detergents, marble care, mold removal and prevention and rust repair.
Through e-commerce and nationwide shipping, the Company is able to share its complete product line with consumers across the country. Items purchased are typically received within just 3-8 business days of the order being placed. All major credit cards are accepted through the Web site and returning customers can create an account log-in for faster order processing.
GenevaGreenSupply.com plans to also utilize social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter in the near future, to promote its products and share information about new products that do not involve modern synthetic inputs and are better for the environment.
Matomy Media Goes for Standardization, Joins IAB's QAG Program
TEL-AVIV, Israel, April 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Matomy Media Group today announced that it has completed the process to become an IAB
Networks & Exchanges Quality Assurance Guidelines (QAG) certified company. The IAB's QAG
certification requires that members adhere to its two main pillars of network transparency
and standardization, leading to greater marketplace trust overall.
Network transparency ensures that marketers & agencies will have greater brand safety
through the placement and context of their ads, and standardization assists efforts to
dispel the confusion surrounding the current ad networks and exchanges marketplace. QAG is
the only industry-endorsed certification program that exists today.
Matomy Media General Manager Gilad Amitai stated, "Our brand advertisers want the
utmost control over where they place their messaging. Standardization allows much more
clarity over the processes involved which fosters trust between all parties. We are glad
to be part of this program and provide this value to our clients."
Matomy Media underwent detailed guidelines training, conducted an intensive internal
audit, and assigned a compliance officer to meet the stringent criteria set forth in the
IAB's Quality Assurance Guidelines.
About Matomy Media Group
With a long-standing history in online advertising, stemming from true start-up roots
and growing into a multinational corporation with over 200 employees worldwide, Matomy
Media Group provides a single, convenient gateway to effective digital advertising.
Matomy Media Group challenges the marketing functional silos status quo and enables
advertisers and agencies to manage and optimize performance-based campaign driven by user
engagement opportunities. Working globally across web, social media and mobile platforms,
the Matomy Media Group offers brand and direct response advertisers as well as agencies a
range of opportunities including a performance-based affiliate management platform and
network, display advertising, search marketing, reward advertising and mobile advertising.
LodgeNet Launches Industry's First Interactive Program Guide That Delivers an "At Home" TV Experience Without A Set-Top Box
Network-Based Solution Helps Hoteliers Provide a Highly Demanded Guest Amenity Without the Expense of Additional In-Room Hardware
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET), the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve, today introduced an industry-first Interactive Program Guide (IPG) solution that provides "browse and select" channel switching without the need for SmartTVs or in-room set-top boxes (STBs). The solution's networked architecture delivers superior performance and greatly reduces costs while delivering the "at home" TV experience today's guests demand.
"With interactive program guides now a standard of in-home TV viewing, guests no longer tolerate fumbling around the room for a printed channel list that may or may not be up to date; they want the same real-time program information and convenience in the guest room that they enjoy at home," said Paul Johnson, Vice President of Product Management for LodgeNet. "Up until now, putting an IPG on the guest room TV has been costly and complicated due largely to the hardware required; but with our new solution many hoteliers can provide this amenity through the LodgeNet-compatible televisions they already have, without installing extra hardware in their rooms."
The LodgeNet IPG solution enhances the guest room TV experience with:
-- Fast performance. A highly responsive user interface allows the guests
to select the programming they wish to view and instantly switch to that
-- Easy, familiar operation. Guests click the GUIDE button on the remote
to call up the IPG, and navigate with "scroll and select" navigation
similar to IPGs at home.
-- Program descriptions. Hovering over a program displays a short
"In addition to providing the 'at home' experience for guests, our IPG solution also offers a green alternative for hoteliers who want to eliminate the environmental impact, expense and in-room clutter associated with printed channel guides," Johnson added.
LodgeNet is offering the network-based IPG as an optional application on its latest-generation Envision(TM) iTV and HD Free-to-Guest platforms.
LodgeNet Interactive Corporation is the leading provider of interactive media and connectivity services to hospitality and healthcare businesses and the consumers they serve. Recently named by Advertising Age as one of the Leading 100 US Media Companies, LodgeNet Interactive serves approximately 1.6 million hotel rooms worldwide in addition to healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company's services include: Interactive Television, Broadband and Advertising Media Solutions along with nationwide technical and professional support services. LodgeNet Interactive Corporation owns and operates businesses under the industry leading brands: LodgeNet, The Hotel Networks and LodgeNet Healthcare. LodgeNet Interactive is listed on NASDAQ and trades under the symbol LNET.For more information, please visit http://www.lodgenet.com.
LodgeNet, the LodgeNet logo, and Envision are trademarks or registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Sony Teams Up With Disney Parks to Promote Latest Handycam® Camcorders
Six-month campaign highlights new Sony innovations to help families capture and share magical Disney Parks memories
SAN DIEGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics announced today it has teamed up with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts to promote its latest line of Handycam® camcorders in a new integrated marketing campaign that focuses on capturing and sharing family memories.
The "Share Magical Memories" co-branded campaign kicks off with a unique online contest and dedicated website hosted by Disney Interactive at http://www.disney.com/memories, where guests can submit a written entry about a special someone in their life, a family member, friend or educator, who has helped create a lasting memory. A panel of judges will review the stories about the special memory makers and select five grand prize winners. Each grand prize winner will receivea vacation for themselves and three guests, plus a vacation for their memory makers and three guests to Walt Disney World Resort. The winning families will also receive a Sony® HDR-PJ260V projector camcorder to document new memories before, during, and after their experience at Disney Parks.
There will also be a weekly sweepstakes on disney.com/memories where guests can enter daily on the site or text "SONY" to DISNEY (347639) on their mobile devices, for a chance to win prizes such as a $200 Disney gift card and a Sony HDR-PJ260V camcorder. One winner will be awarded per week.
"Sony is thrilled to be working with Disney Parks to promote its new line of Handycam camcorders," said Hidenori Toyoda, director of the camcorder business at Sony Electronics. "It's a perfect fit - they create magical memories for families and we make the products to capture and share those memories."
To support the campaign, a series of custom videos showcasing the new camcorders will be produced and featured on disney.com/memories and in retail stores. Some videos will be more educational and showcase the benefits of Handycam camcorder features, including built-in projection, low-light capabilities, Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization, a wide angle lens and high zoom functionality. Videos will also be recorded at the Disney Parks, using Handycam camcorders, that capture guest's favorite Disney memories along with beloved Disney characters. In addition to the video series, the campaign will also be promoted through Sony and Disney's various social media channels.
"We are equally delighted to be working with Sony on this program," said Scott Cassidy, senior vice president, Disney Global Alliance Marketing. "Their newest line of Handycam camcorders clearly takes the idea of capturing and preserving great Disney Parks memories to a whole new level."
The "Share Magical Memories" campaign will also have a strong presence at Sony Stores and select electronics retailers nationwide. As part of the campaign, Sony and Disney will offer a Gift with Purchase program where consumers can purchase Sony HD Handycam camcorders and receive an exclusive, limited-edition Disney item from May 14 through Sept. 30. Additionally, a specially designed experience for mobile phones will feature video and images, as well as allow consumers to enter the contest or sweepstakes.
About HD Handycam Camcorders
Sony's new line of Handycam® camcorders makes it easy to capture precious memories in high-quality full HD video and still photography. This year, Sony continues to offer exceptional engineering in its HD models and is adding a new Entry HD camcorder segment at an attractive price with four models, a Step-Up HD category with three models, Mid HD options with two models, four High End HD models, and a Double Full HD 3D camcorder.
With sleek, compact designs and a refined level of optical performance, Handycam camcorders offer best-in-class features that set them apart from the competition. Some new stand-out technologies integrated among select models include improved built-in projector for a brighter and larger projected picture (up to 100" diagonal), Balanced Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilizationwhich controls the entire optical path as one floating unit to improve image stabilization by up to 13 times better than its predecessor, By Pixel Super Resolution to create higher pixel count in still images by referencing hundreds of samples in the database to generate pixels close to reality, and Closer Voice utilizing Face Detection and its advanced audio processing to suppress unwanted noise and capture human voices with maximum clarity.
The new high-definition camcorders and their accessories are available, starting at about $300, at http://store.sony.com, Sony retail stores and other authorized retailers nationwide.
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Introducing LandAirSea System's New On-Board Diagnostic Ready Real-Time GPS Tracking System: The SilverCloud Sync
CHICAGO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LandAirSea Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer and developer of GPS tracking systems since 1994, is pleased to introduce its newest On-Board Diagnostic ready real-time GPS tracking system: The SilverCloud Sync.
The SilverCloud Sync possesses all of the user friendly and intuitive software and tracking capabilities of the SilverCloud Real-Time GPS Tracking System. However, what makes it different, is that it has the added ability to obtain and transmit a vehicle's diagnostic information from its On-Board Diagnostics port (OBD-II).
How to Use the SilverCloud Sync
Just like the original SilverCloud, the SilverCloud Sync is extremely easy to use. Simply plug the device into the vehicle's OBD-II port, which is usually located underneath the driver's side dash. The OBD-II specification has been a standard of all vehicles sold in the United States since 1996. The port was designed to help technicians diagnose and troubleshoot a vehicle's malfunctions.
The SilverCloud Sync is powered through the OBD port - no batteries or hardwiring necessary. This allows for uninterrupted GPS tracking whenever the SilverCloud Sync is connected to the vehicle's diagnostic port. The device also comes equipped with a motion sensor, which alerts users if their car is moving when the engine is turned off (for example: when a car is being towed).
And with the OBD support offered by the SilverCloud Sync, users will be able to not only be able to track their vehicles in real-time, they will be able to gather important diagnostic information such as:
-- Vehicle's VIN number
-- Current speed and whether it's using excessive RPM's
-- Low battery and fuel warnings
-- Harsh braking and idling warnings
-- Rapid acceleration and high speed warnings
-- And odometer readings?
The data collected from the vehicle's diagnostic system provides car owners, fleet managers, business owners and even law enforcement divisions, valuable up-to-date information on the precise location and condition of one of their most important investments.
Tracking and Software Features Offered by the SilverCloud Sync
Along with the wealth of diagnostic data offered by the LandAirSea's SilverCloud Sync on-board diagnostic ready real-time GPS tracking system comes with a wide array of useful tracking and software features.
The SilverCloud Sync's intuitive and user-friendly web-browser based mapping software gives users the ability to set geo-fences, produce event and time-based alarms and generate detailed driving reports, indicating speed, distance, number of stops and precise location information. The SilverCloud Sync offers unlimited real-time tracking and data. The device is able to transmit the GPS location of a vehicle or asset with update interval speeds as low as 5 seconds.
With the innovative patent-pending ShareSpot feature, users of the SilverCloud Sync will also be able to share the precise GPS location of their vehicles online in real-time through their personal or corporate website, blog or even their Facebook page.
Announcing Permanent Price Cut on LandAirSea's SilverCloud Real-Time GPS Tracking System
The SilverCloud Sync is available on LandAirSea's website for special introductory price of $229.00.
LandAirSea Systems has also announced that it will be cutting the price on its flagship real-time GPS tracking system, the SilverCloud, from $469.00 down to $369.00.
The SilverCloud Sync On-Board Diagnostic ready Real-Time GPS Tracking System from LandAirSea have been designed with precision precision, simplicity and durability. For more information email LandAirSea Systems at email@example.com.
Technomedia Solutions Unveils Breakthrough in 3D Audio
Media and Technology Firm to Market Proprietary Technology
ORLANDO, Fla., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technomedia Solutions announced today it has successfully completed development of a revolutionary audio technology that delivers a true "3D" audio experience through a range of environments from headphones to large venues. The technology, known as "4D:360" evolved over years as Technomedia's founders delivered Academy Award winning sound for film and media for various attractions and theme park rides around the world. It delivers sound dimensions that match the visual images experienced in 3D films, attractions, and building projection mapping. Components of the new technology were introduced over time on Terminator 2:3D, Mazda Experience, Hidden Dragon for Richard Crane, Daytona Experience, a "wizard worthy" 3D ride experience, and other groundbreaking attractions at world renowned theme parks in Florida and around the globe.
Over the past year, the Technomedia team finalized its concept for the technology and finalized its patent. The Company intends to offer the technology exclusively for a period of three years and license it for outside use and development in early 2015. True 3D audio effects have proved elusive for a number of developers because they require an enhancement beyond traditional stereo projection of audio to create the illusion of sound from all directions, including above and below, and at different distances. Technomedia's breakthrough is differentiated because it does not require the placement of multiple speakers in a matrix or around the listener and can deliver the 3D audio experience even through headphones.
Morgan Scopetto, Technomedia's Vice President of Business Development, remarked, "The persistence and dedication applied to this project over the years is a testament to the passion and devotion we share for delivering unparalleled products and performance for our customers. What is possible out of a pair of speakers on a blockbuster ride as we did for Universal is truly revolutionary."
AAA Delivers New Capability to Trusted Travel Tool
AAA's TripTik Mobile app puts room reservations and cost savings at travelers' fingertips
ORLANDO, Fla., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As gas prices continue to rise, travelers are seeking additional sources of price information and available savings. AAA, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, announces the launch of new capabilities in a trusted travel information resource, the AAA TripTik Mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphone users. The free AAA TripTik Mobile application uses first of its kind functionality - powered by Travelocity Partner Network - to put hotel room reservations at users' fingertips via their smartphone or tablet.
AAA members on the go in need of hotel reservations at the last minute or well in advance can now easily book available rooms, research property amenities and take advantage of AAA member room rates with a simple tap of the book button. Gas station locations, frequently updated gas prices and more than 2,000 publicly available electric vehicle charging stations are other valuable travel budgeting features available with the free AAA TripTik Mobile app.
"The integration of the new mobile hotel booking engine into our TripTik mobile app provides unmatched convenience and cost savings to AAA members on the go," said Ted Petty, managing director, AAA Travel Technology. "The addition brings enhanced versatility to an already valuable and trusted travel tool," added Ramin Kalhor, managing director, AAA Publishing Systems.
Smartphone users can download the free GPS-based AAA TripTik Mobile app from the iTunes Store, Android Market, or find more information at AAA.com/Mobile.
Additional GPS-based apps include AAA Discounts, which displays nearby member discount locations and AAA Roadside, which enables members who need roadside rescue to send AAA their location, vehicle description and breakdown details. The AAA Insurance app guides users on what to do immediately after a traffic collision, and AAA Auto Buying Tools helps prospective buyers build their ideal car and view pricing, ratings, AAA reviews and more.
As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 53 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
AAA news releases, high resolution images, broadcast-quality video, fact sheets and podcasts are available on the AAA NewsRoom at NewsRoom.AAA.com.
iGov Delivers Exceptional Solution for TCWS Ahead of Schedule
RESTON, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, provider of evolutionary tactical network systems and support programs, announced today that it has successfully delivered 71 Tactical Collaboration Work Suite 2.0 (TCWS 2.0) systems to Marine Corps Systems Command, ahead of schedule. The TCWS suites will meet an urgent operational need for deployed units in Afghanistan and around the globe. The systems were built in iGov's 90,000 square foot integration and production facility in Tampa, Fl, and are scheduled for deployment mid-year 2012. System Production followed the initial TCWS baseline contract, awarded to iGov in June of 2010, and was comprised of Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) units, Test and Evaluation, and Certification and Accreditation, and an Integrated Logistics Support Package.
"TCWS represents a milestone in virtualized expeditionary collaborative systems," said Patrick Neven, Chairman and CEO of iGov. "Never before has the Marine Corps conceptualized a more powerful, flexible, and sustainable expeditionary platform, and iGov is honored to have built these systems for the Marines."
TCWS 2.0 is a man-portable tactical collaborative system comprised of a virtualized hosting platform, segmented physical hardware and virtualized software platforms that provide portal, synchronous, and asynchronous collaboration capabilities to support Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Operations. The suites are deployable in multiple configurations depending upon the mission.
"iGov has presented an exceptional hardware equipment solution. Their teaming approach and commitment to the Warfighter is commendable. The Project Office has found iGov to be receptive to a rapid development capability," said Ms. Theresa Walters, TCWS Project Officer/COR, regarding iGov's overall performance on the TCWS contract.
According to the iGov Program Manager, the Government-Contractor "partnership" was the key to program success. "Collaboration was everything. We focused on a truly integrated product team approach that was responsive and flexible, and embraced by our government counterparts," said Chuck Reiche, iGov USMC Program Manager. "Our unified collaboration was critical to delivering affordable, high-quality, and capable systems for the warfighter."
iGov is an IT systems integrator specializing in delivering mission-centric IT solutions to its government customers. iGov deploys its people, expertise and processes to execute full lifecycle enterprise and tactical IT programs in the following areas: systems engineering, deployable IT systems, communications and visualization. For more information visit http://www.igov.com.
The contract and its contents do not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the US Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
Aiseesoft Updated iPad Converter Suite Platinum Supports The New iPad
BEIJING, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With the Retina display, Apple The New iPad (the 3rd generation of iPad) brings users wonderful experience while enjoying movies, photos, and eBooks on The New iPad. As lots of customers have got or are going to purchase the new device, Aiseesoft works hard on updating the iPad software to meet customers' demands. Now after this update, Aiseesoft iPad Converter Suite Platinum could work perfectly with The New iPad, iOS 5.1 and iTunes 10.6.
Aiseesoft iPad Converter Suite Platinum provides users with the best solution to the issue of converting DVD/video to iPad. This amazing software can convert DVD and popular video files to iPad MP4, MOV, H.264, M4V video. Even it supports The New iPad H.264 HD video. So this software can help users enjoy fantastic HD video on The New iPad.
This amazing iPad Converter owns powerful video editing features. For instance, users can cut off video segment, crop video frame, add watermark, join video clips together, and so on. With this software, users can get customized output iPad video effect.
Also this iPad Converter Suite Platinum owns files transferring features. It can import local files to iPad. Also users can export all iPad files (music, movie, pictures, TV shows, podcast, iTunes U, eBooks, camera roll, voice memos, camera shot, etc.) to computer fast and precisely.
Aiseesoft iPad Converter Suite Platinum supports all versions of iPad (The New iPad), iPhone (iPhone 4S) and iPod. And it supports sharing files between different Apple portable devices. It can even make iPhone ringtones with source DVD, video and audio files.
Aiseesoft iPad Converter Suite Platinum is one of the most professional iPad assistant software. It can transfer files between iPad and PC, and convert DVD/video to iPad. For more information about this software, please visit: http://www.aiseesoft.com/ipad-converter-suite.html.
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Leading Health Insurance Company in California, Sofi Insurance, is Now Offering Free Consultations to All New Customers
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The search for affordable health insurance in California can often be a confusing and potentially expensive process. Countless Americans have gone without coverage for many years and are putting themselves at risk of financial ruin if an accident or injury does occur. For many of these residents, the task of acquiring personal health insurance is a daunting one and they may be unsure of where to begin. This is why the leading provider of health coverage in Los Angeles, Sofi Insurance, is now offering free consultations to all new customers in order to allow everyone to start off on the right foot.
Studies coming from Harvard University have shown that up to 78 percent of all bankruptcy filings are due to medical expenses and serious injuries. Many of these patients have thousands of dollars in credit card debt, were forced to miss work, and even mortgaged their home to pay for bills. With so much at stake for an injury that could happen on any day, finding affordable personal health insurance in California should be on the forefront of everyone's mind.
Health Care California
Sofi Insurance has begun to revolutionize how individuals find, compare, and select insurance. Customers can simply input their basic information and health coverage needs and will be given a straightforward list of potential providers. They can then pick and choose which insurance policies may be right for them and apply online.
For those that are unsure of what type of coverage may be appropriate for their own needs, Sofi Insurance is now also offering free consultations to all new patients. During these consultations, customers will be informed on the various types of coverage, payment plans, and which policies may be appropriate for them and their loved ones.
While choosing the proper health insurance is an important choice, it does not need to be a confusing one. This is why more people than ever are now turning to Sofi Insurance for the coverage that they deserve at a price that they can afford.
You can call (800) 636-7707 or visit http://www.lahealthcoverage.com for more information. Sofi Insurance is located at 16661 Ventura Blvd., Suite 700 in Encino, CA 91436.
ReadyTalk Upgrades ReadyTalk for Salesforce to Increase Sales Productivity by Automatically Capturing Demo Details
New features allow reps to schedule and start web meetings directly from Lead or Contact records in salesforce.com
DENVER and SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Sales 2.0 Conference, ReadyTalk announced a major upgrade to ReadyTalk for Salesforce, giving customers the flexibility to schedule and start demos and meetings directly from salesforce.com and instantly recording these key activities in the CRM. By integrating its proven audio and web conferencing platform with salesforce.com, ReadyTalk helps companies capitalize on the investment they have made in generating and nurturing leads.
The update to ReadyTalk for Salesforce now enables sales professionals to:
-- Instantly start or schedule a demo from a Contact or Lead record in
-- Automatically record prospect demos and customer meetings as activities
-- Give management visibility into demo activity - a key sales metric
"The latest enhancements to ReadyTalk for Salesforce make it easy for salespeople to start a conference where and how they want, which allows them to maintain the flow of conversation with a prospect," said Anita Wehnert, director of product marketing, ReadyTalk. "It also eliminates the need to manually record demo details in salesforce.com, freeing reps to spend more time with prospects and arming management with valuable insight into sales performance."
In addition to integrating seamlessly with Salesforce, ReadyTalk's reliable audio and web conferencing platform allows customers and prospects to join meetings or demos in seconds with no downloads. Once a meeting has started, crystal-clear audio and easy-to-use tools for sharing content and interacting with attendees enable salespeople to fully engage participants and ensure that their message is heard.
While the new release is designed to increase sales productivity, ReadyTalk for Salesforce continues to help companies streamline webinar and training processes by:
-- Capturing registration details in salesforce.com
-- Letting colleagues invite prospects and customers to online events in
-- Recording attendance data automatically to speed sales follow-up
-- Creating new Leads for registrants and attendees not in salesforce.com
-- Providing visibility into webinar and training activities from the Lead
or Contact record
ReadyTalk is currently attending the Sales 2.0 conference in San Francisco. The conference is for sales, marketing, and sales operations leaders to learn how to deliver better results to customers, streamline sales and marketing processes, and continuously meet and exceed management goals. ReadyTalk will be giving demos of ReadyTalk for Salesforce.
ReadyTalk for Salesforce is available on salesforce.com's AppExchange 2. More information on the integration can also be found at http://www.readytalk.com/salesforce. To learn more about ReadyTalk's audio and web conferencing offerings, including professional services and support for webinars , please visit http://www.readytalk.com, or on Twitter and Facebook.
Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Denver, Colo., ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that empower customers to successfully conduct audio and web conferences of all sizes - from ad hoc meetings to large webinars. ReadyTalk combines ease of use with sophisticated marketing tools to increase audience engagement, event ROI and meeting productivity. Unlike other services, ReadyTalk gives customers a full suite of tools for training, collaboration, webinars and more. You'll always have access to the right features when you need them, no need to upgrade to another product. Please call toll free 800.843.9166 or visit http://www.readytalk.com for more information.
Gladiator® GarageWorks Puts Home Organization Within Reach for National Garage Organization Month(TM)
Month-long Campaign Includes New Storage Bench Giveaway and Online Promotion
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladiator® GarageWorks, the leader in garage organization, is inspiring spontaneous bouts of spring cleaning by showing off its chic and versatile new Storage Bench in time for the seventh annual National Garage Organization Month(TM). As part of the month-long campaign, Gladiator brand is giving fans a chance to win a free Storage Bench and offering deep discounts and free shipping on selected products for a limited time.
When asked in a 2011 Gladiator GarageWorks consumer survey* about which areas of the home collect the most clutter, 84 percent of respondents indicated an area other than the garage. Enter Gladiator brand's new Storage Bench, which provides storage and functionality in one. It serves as the perfect place to sit and take your shoes off in the mudroom or at the foot of the bed, while storing shoes and other household items. And, with its beautiful bamboo top, it's equally suited as a living room entertainment stand for your TV, while storing DVDs, remote controls and extra cables.
"Homeowners want flexibility in their product solutions," said Karl Champley, master builder and Gladiator® GarageWorks spokesperson. "Gladiator GarageWorks has specifically designed the Storage Bench to help consumers get organized anywhere in the home without sacrificing durability or design."
In celebration of National Garage Organization Month, Gladiator GarageWorks is hosting a month-long "Bench the Clutter" sweepstakes. From April 2 through April 30, 2012, fans can enter to win the new Storage Bench, valued at $279 (MSRP), via Facebook.com/GladiatorGW. Additionally, customers can earn an extra 40 percent off on select products plus free shipping from April 2 through April 15, 2012, by entering DONOW9647 during checkout at http://www.GladiatorGW.com.
If you need any more inspiration to begin your own spontaneous bout of spring cleaning this National Garage Organization Month, Gladiator GarageWorks is offering the following tips:
-- Rethink your space. Can your home office be moved to the garage? Is your
road bike beautiful enough to hang on your living room wall? Try new
arrangements and explore different possibilities. You may discover you
have more space than you originally thought.
-- Use your own organizational approach. We're not all TV celebrity
designers or professional organizers. If your approach doesn't involve a
24-hour organizational makeover marathon, don't lose hope. The important
thing is to keep at it.
-- Call in the troops. And by troops we mean friends and family. You don't
have to tackle that spring cleaning alone. In fact, we'd be willing to
bet you can find a handful of helpers happy to lend a hand for some
pizza and cool beverages.
For more information about National Garage Organization Month, Gladiator GarageWorks products, or to take advantage of the product discount, visit http://www.GladiatorGW.com.
*Survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Gladiator® GarageWorks.
About Gladiator® GarageWorks
Gladiator®( )GarageWorks is the leader in garage organization delivering innovative solutions that allow garage owners to organize their space in a way that suits their individual storage needs. It is the only garage organization system to offer coordinated appliances designed for the harsh garage environment.
Gladiator( )GarageWorks offers a Premier pre-assembled line and Ready-to-Assemble line for do-it-yourselfers. Products are available through local garage dealers, retailers including Sears and Lowe's or via http://www.GladiatorGW.com.
Trapollo LLC Teams with Humana Cares for Landmark Telehealth Deployment to 1600 Humana Subscribers
Largest Program to Successfully Utilize Fully Interactive Technology to Monitor Subscribers and Link them to Healthcare Professionals
STERLING, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Technology Services Provider, Trapollo LLC, announced today that in support of Humana Cares, a division of Humana Inc., the Company has completed the final in-home installation for one of the largest Telehealth "pilot" projects in the United States. Trapollo successfully installed and field tested over 1600 interactive remote monitoring devices nationwide to monitor Humana Medicare members living with congestive heart failure (CHF). The in-home devices enable a registered nurse to track a member's key vital signs daily. Launched in January, 2011, as one of the Telehealth industries' largest and most comprehensive programs, Humana Cares utilized Trapollo's complete managed service offering to substantially increase the members' awareness of their state of health as well as to decrease the likelihood of hospitalization for this group of at-risk patients.
Statistics tell the tale. It is estimated that there are currently over 90 million Americans living with some form of chronic illness and these individuals account for nearly 80% of annual health care costs in the United States. Additionally, the population is aging. The number of people 65 and over is expected to swell to 70 million in the coming years, dramatically adding to those already living with chronic illnesses.
"It is great working with Humana Cares and we applaud them for employing advanced Telehealth technologies to help their members with CHF live better, healthier, and more productive lives," said Todd Leto, founder and CEO of Trapollo. "Our already stressed health system needs to find new and innovative ways to provide people with chronic illnesses high quality and cost effective health care alternatives. A video-enabled, in-home remote health monitoring device is being used in the Humana Cares program and it is proving to be an innovative solution with the potential to significantly improve the quality of life for people living with chronic illnesses."
Trapollo provided Humana Cares with a customized turnkey solution that combined equipment and all necessary services to support this program. Trapollo integrated, installed, and field tested the Intel/GE Care Innovations "Health Guide." Each video-enabled system was paired with A & D Medical blood pressure monitor and weight scale peripherals allowing for interactive monitoring of the Humana Cares CHF members' health on a daily basis.
Further, as part of Trapollo's Managed Service Solution, the Company provided data integration, project management, customer and technical support, asset management, clinician training, program financing, and more, thus allowing Humana to focus on patient care while Trapollo managed all other aspects of the program.
Kate Marcus, program manager for Humana Cares overseeing the national remote monitoring program, stated, "Partnering with Trapollo has allowed our nurses to focus on the important clinical issues while Trapollo managed the logistics of installing the equipment in our members' homes as well as training them and providing technical support to all of us. We are further delighted that our members have responded so positively when rating their install, and training experiences."
"Many see interactive Telehealth systems as the most promising way to get health care costs under control for the future," said Mr. Leto. "The opportunity to work with Humana Cares on this project has been a learning experience for both of us. Based on this pilot, we have been able to fine tune our remote health monitoring managed services offering and are talking to other large health care providers who face the same challenges as Humana.
"The market is huge. To manage these staggering numbers, technology will have to play a major role. But, the services, knowledge and experience Trapollo provides will be what truly enables these Telehealth technologies to make a game changing difference."
About Trapollo LLC:
Trapollo LLC is the leadingservice provider of remote health monitoring managed services for chronic disease management, independent living, and employer health and wellness programs. With offices in Northern Virginia, Trapollo is focused on the explosive field of Telehealth. Trapollo currently supports thousands of video-enabled in-home monitoring devices nationwide for large insurance providers, hospitals and health systems, and government agencies. Additionally, Trapollo is focused on marketing its services to senior and assisted living communities, and self-insured employers.
Trapollo draws from its broad portfolio of products and services to design and implement programs that cover every stage of the remote health monitoring lifecycle, including but not limited to: product selection and acquisition, program financing, asset and logistics management, in-home installations, user training, monitoring, triage services, customer and technical support, and patient-to-patient transfers of the equipment. For further information, please see our web site at http://www.trapollo.com.
Fern Krauss, Fern Krauss Public Relations Kristen Tiede, Trapollo
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LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynn Las Vegas debuts an all-new consumer website, WynnLasVegas.com, which presents users the opportunity to fully explore the resort's offerings via a comprehensive gallery of photography. Succinct navigation allows users to more easily make informed decisions about rooms, restaurant choices and show reservations.
Unlike many hotel websites, WynnLasVegas.com presents extensive galleries of room types. The photos are augmented by text descriptions that describe details of a particular room. Other photo galleries offer choices of restaurant venues and videos are offered throughout the entertainment section of the site.
"One of the most important elements in making a decision on travel, particularly hotel accommodations, is a photograph of what you are purchasing," said Marilyn Spiegel, president of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. "The new website was specifically designed to visually display details instead of forcing the user to read extensive text. Our philosophy has been to offer information we know guests want and not confuse the guest with useless clutter."
The website also provides visitors an authoritative overview of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore with a guided tour by Steve Wynn, offering a comprehensive look at all the resort has to offer. In addition, the site contains unique features including exclusive interviews with top fashion designers Oscar de la Renta, Manolo Blahnik and Laurence Graff, thereby providing visitors personal insight about Wynn's collection of luxury retailers.
Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury hotel and destination casino resort located on the Las Vegas Strip features 2,716 luxurious guest rooms and suites, an approximately 111,000 square foot casino, 15 restaurants, a nightclub, spa and salon, an on-site 18-hole golf course, approximately 223,000 square feet of meeting space, an on-site Ferrari and Maserati dealership, and approximately 74,000 square feet of retail space.
Encore, an expansion of Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008. Encore is located immediately adjacent to Wynn Las Vegas and features a 2,034 all-suite hotel, approximately 72,000 square foot casino, 6 restaurants, 2 night clubs, a spa and salon, approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space and approximately 27,000 square feet of upscale retail outlets.
New Features Kick Off a Line of Offerings Tailored to Couples
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zoosk, the romantic social network, announced today the launch of its Couple Profiles offering to allow people to create and share their romantic journey. With this new offering, Zoosk is the first social network to offer a dedicated place for couples to create, store and share their relationship milestones and memories on a joint profile with their friends. To view a video highlighting the new Couple Profiles offering, visit http://youtu.be/ObVL1kFHFv0?hd=1.
Starting today, people who are in a relationship can build a joint profile on the Zoosk platform, giving them a place to store and share memories of romantic moments and relationship milestones like anniversaries, vacations, special events and more. These members will be led to a new interface allowing them to create a Couple Profile without the dating functionality that is available to single members. Couple Profiles include a stream of romantic moments, photos, and an about section.
"Until now, there hasn't been a romantic social network that also offered features tailored toward people in relationships," said Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt Expert. "When you are in a happy, exciting relationship, you want to capture all of the special memories you experience with your significant other. Zoosk's new Couple Profiles provide a fresh way for couples to have a joint profile focused on their romantic lives. This innovative approach will be a model for the industry on how to retain users after they pair off into couples."
With Zoosk's new Romantic Moments feature, couples can post photos on their joint profile, creating a keepsake of their romantic journey to share with each other and their friends. Couple Profiles are open to current and new members. The Couple Profiles can be created and accessed from Zoosk.com and via the Zoosk app for iPhone.
"Our mission at Zoosk has been to help people create and share their romantic journey," said Shayan Zadeh, co-founder and co-CEO, Zoosk. "We started by helping singles to find a partner to begin their romantic journey. The next logical step toward our mission is to provide couples with tools for creating and sharing their journey. Our Couple Profiles is the foundation we will build these tools around."
The new Romantic Moments feature is the first of a series of upcoming features Zoosk plans to introduce for Couple Profiles to engage members with the site throughout their romantic journeys. Zooskers in a relationship will soon be able to enjoy additional offerings including comments, sharing, an Android app and anniversary reminders.
Zoosk is the romantic social network that helps members create and share their romantic journeys, with millions of members from around the globe enjoying the service each month. Zoosk provides members at different stages of their romantic journey with a fun and social set of tools such as Romantic Moments, Couple Profiles, and the Personals application. Members can easily access Zoosk's services from its website, its Facebook app, mobile devices, and a downloadable desktop application. Zoosk is available in 25 languages and has members in more than 70 countries. Founded in 2007 by Shayan Zadeh and Alex Mehr, Zoosk, Inc. is based in San Francisco and backed by Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, and ATA Ventures.
AgingCare.com has 50,000 Answers to Questions Caregivers Ask Most
Most Active and Extensive Online Forum Dedicated to Family Caregivers
NAPLES, Fla., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AgingCare.com is an interactive website that connects people caring for their elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. As part of the website, AgingCare.com features a caregiver forum, which has become the most active online caregiver community. Caregivers can find 50,000 answers by caregivers and elder care experts.
AgingCare.com has recently enhanced its online caregiver forum, so it is easier than ever for caregivers to ask questions, get answers, exchange messages and get support from other family caregivers and experts in elder care who understand exactly what they're going through.
The questions and answers range from Alzheimer's symptoms, emotional outbursts, elder finances and many other topics - everything from questions most commonly asked by caregivers, to unique situations that only other caregivers can understand, relate to and provide support for.
Caregivers report that one of the things they need most is emotional support to share concerns and receive advice from others who are in similar situations. That's where the Caregiver Forum comes in. Serving as an online support group for family caregivers, the forum is a lifeline to others who can help.
The AgingCare.com Caregiver Forum is more powerful than ever, with discussions organized into logical categories so caregivers can quickly find the topics that matter most to them:
Caregiver Burnout Tax Tips for Caregivers
New to Caregiving Caregiver Family &
Alzheimer's & Dementia
Caregiving Caregiver Legal Matters
Paying for Elderly Care Managing Medical Care for
Some examples of the questions and discussions currently taking place on the AgingCare.com Caregiver Forum:
-- How can I get my mother to go to assisted living if she does not want
-- How much should I tell mom who has mid stage Alzheimer's and Dementia?
-- Has anyone had to choose between work and caring for a loved one?
-- I'm feeling guilty about taking a vacation. How can I cope?
In addition to the forum, AgingCare.com has thousands of information articles related to caregiving and elder care, a senior housing directory, and access to local resources that can help caregivers and give them the answers and support they need, anytime they need it.
AgingCare.com is a leading website that connects people caring for elderly parents to other caregivers, personalized information, and local resources. AgingCare.com has become the trusted resource for exchanging ideas, sharing conversations and finding credible information for those seeking elder care solutions. For more information, visit the AgingCare.com website.
CONTACT: Marlo Sollitto of AgingCare.com, +1-239-248-0058, firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Damon Bromley, MD, PRTA says, "As a growing ITES
business we were in the market for a technology platform to support various elements of
our business operations. PRTA is a marketing agency with a thriving contact centre and we
were thoroughly impressed with Drishti's dynamic and feature-rich solution. Having
utilized Drishti's Ameyo suite to support our core operations for more than a year, we can
confidently stand behind Ameyo as an industry-leading solution. Ameyo has delivered and
redefined our expectations on contact centre solutions. The Australian market is cluttered
with legacy contact centre solutions and we see this as an opportunity to expand Ameyo's
influence in Australia. We at PRTA are excited to announce our strategic collaboration
with Drishti and look forward to becoming partners in growth."
Sachin Bhatia, VP-Business Development, Drishti-Soft further adds, "Australian
businesses require a technology that can provide process optimization while matching their
continuous growth. Legacy systems are unable to provide the flexibility and
cost-efficiency to address these requirements. With the experience of PRTA, we are in a
position to capitalize on this opportunity and expand our presence throughout the domestic
Australian businesses are looking to implement ICT in more creative ways to maintain
their growth, provide differentiators for competitive advantage and to improve process
productivity. Current legacy solutions cannot deliver the required value-addition and
cost-efficiency required, and hence the need for an IP-based solution. Ameyo brings an
innovative approach and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that simplifies communication
processes, increases development & deployment speed, and provides flexibility while
reducing IT costs.
Positive Response Telemarketing Agency or PRTA is a reputed telemarketer and response
management solutions provider. Established in 2003 with headquarters in St Leonard's,
Australia; PRTA has grown into a dedicated outbound call centre. Its service portfolio
talks about over 250 successful campaigns delivered across key vertical markets including
energy & utilities, transport & logistics, media and communications, pharmaceutical,
finance, automotive and franchising sectors. With technology platform consisting of best
solutions in market, PRTA has the expertise to deploy and deliver a wide variety of client
Drishti is a leading provider of contact center software and enterprise communications
applications. Drishti offers communications solutions that empower enterprises to
dynamically manage business processes, interactions, workforce and service levels on
emerging unified communications (IP Telephony, unified messaging, conferencing, presence
management, and application collaboration), SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), and SaaS
(Software as a Service). Cutting-edge technologies from Drishti have been designed to add
value to the businesses and pave way for a structured growth.
Primary Media Contact : kishore Daswani, email@example.com, 91-0124-4771000
Mood Media to Provide Rubio's Mexican Restaurants with Custom Music Playlists
Regional Mexican Fast Casual Restaurant Will Utilize Mood Media's
Proprietary Technology to Deliver a Fresh, Revitalized Sound that
Celebrates the San Diego Casual Lifestyle
TORONTO, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Mood Media (TSX:MM / LSE AIM:MM), the
world's leading in-store media solutions provider, today announced that
it has entered into a new nationwide agreement with Rubio's, a regional
Mexican fast casual restaurant chain with 200 locations throughout the
Western United States. Rubio's, home of The Original Fish Taco®,
selected Mood Media to help reposition its brand and enhance its
restaurant experience, utilizing Mood Media's industry-leading
expertise in sensorial marketing and environmental branding. Mood Media
is providing Rubio's with its new national audio platform, the MBOX 4,
with custom music playlists and playlist blends.
As a brand, Rubio's wanted to refresh its dining experience with a
younger and revitalized feel that promoted the San Diego culture and
casual lifestyle throughout its restaurants. The company desired a
progressive, contemporary playlist blending in regional relevant
artists and that welcomes patrons and accentuates Rubio's quality of
food and dining experience.
"Our team created a custom soundtrack for Rubio's that conveys a smart
beach vibe," Mark Elfenbein, President of Mood Media North America,
said. "The playlist features cool Indie-Alternative with splashes of
Ambient Electronica and regional Reggae".
"At Rubio's we understand how important it is for companies to develop
and invest in their brand," Karin Silk, Vice President of Marketing at
Rubio's, said. "Mood Media's technology is helping us to refresh the
Rubio's dining experience and make it even more memorable for our
guests, so that we can keep them coming back time and time again."
About MBOX 4
MBOX 4 is Mood Media's newest ground breaking in-store media platform,
which will further empower retailers to engage customers and manage
in-store media operations through a series of product enhancements and
new features such as:
-- Proprietary Mood Button technology for approved associate
-- Complete music and messaging control
-- Client Web-based controls (song blocking, playlist blends, song
-- 2012 PCI Complaint
-- Network and POTS Line Modem
About Mood Media Corporation:
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), named Canada's fastest
growing company by PROFIT Magazine is a leading in-store media
specialist that helps its clients communicate with consumers with a
view to driving incremental sales at the point-of-purchase.
Operating through its two principal divisions, In-Store Media and Retail
Point-of-Purchase, Mood Media Corporation works with over 580,000
commercial locations in over 40 countries throughout North America,
Europe, Asia and Australia. Through its subsidiaries Mood Media, Muzak,
DMX and Mood Entertainment, Mood Media Corporation's products and
services reach 100 million people every day in a broad client base
including more than 850 U.S. and international brands in diverse market
sectors that include: retail, from fashion to financial services;
hospitality, from hotels to health spas; and food retail, including
restaurants, bars, quick-serve and fast casual dining.
About Rubio's® Restaurants:
The first restaurant was opened in 1983 in San Diego by Ralph Rubio and
his father, Ray, who started the fish taco phenomenon that spread
across the nation. Today, Rubio's menu has grown from The Original Fish
Taco® to include additional chef-crafted seafood recipes that feature
shrimp, wild salmon, and ono. In addition to sustainable seafood,
Rubio's offers chargrilled marinated chicken and steak, fresh made
guacamole, "no fried" pinto beans(SM )and a variety of salsas, and proprietary sauces that are prepared daily.
Rubio's is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., and operates 200
restaurants in California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada. For more
information, visit http://rubios.com.
SOURCE Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation
CONTACT: For more information on Mood Media Corporation visit www.moodmedia.com or contact: Ryan Wagner
SAP GSS Announces Rebranding of Unit Focused on Specialized Needs of US National Security and Intelligence Customers
DENVER and WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- US national security and critical infrastructure organizations have anew name to know in information technology, asSAP Government Support and Services (SAP GSS) and its Sybase Federal unit announce they have completed an operational realignment and are now doing business as SAP National Security Services(TM) (SAP NS2(TM)). The company unveiled its new identity and website at the annual DoDIIS Worldwide Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Drawing on the global strengths of SAP AG and Sybase Inc., which SAP acquired in 2010, SAP NS2 is an independent US subsidiary of SAP, structured and organized to meet the specialized needs of its customers. Prior to the realignment, SAP GSS and Sybase Federal each had a large base of US federal government and private sector customers, and now they are better positioned to go forward together.
The company offers a broad set of IT solutions and services including enterprise applications, analytics, and cloud solutions from SAP; database, information management and mobility solutions from Sybase; and consulting and support services from credentialed experts in the national security space.
In addition to national security and intelligence agencies, SAP NS2 also supports private companies such as defense contractors, telecom carriers, and major financial institutions that have specialized information assurance needs.
"We're bringing more competition and innovation to a sector that needs it," says Mark Testoni, President of SAP NS2. "We are a serious alternative to business as usual. National security customers can now leverage the same technology used by the Fortune 500 to manage, analyze, and mobilize massive amounts of data in real-time, in the most secure environments. All while meeting demands to consolidate operations, implement solutions quickly, and save money wherever possible."
"SAP NS2 and its parent companies enjoy the trust of national security and intelligence agencies and the leading companies in critical economic sectors," says Frances Townsend, chairman of the SAP NS2 Board of Directors and former Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism. "Some of the most demanding and security-sensitive applications and databases in the world run on SAP and Sybase technology, delivered by SAP NS2."
About SAP National Security Services(TM) (SAP NS2(TM))
SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2) offers a full suite of enterprise applications, analytics, database, cloud, and mobility software solutions from SAP and Sybase with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of US national security and critical infrastructure customers. See how SAP NS2 can help your organization run faster, smarter, better in the most secure environments at http://www.SAPNS2.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SAPNS2. SAP National Security Services(TM) and SAP NS2(TM) are trademarks owned by SAP GSS.
SOURCE SAP National Security Services
SAP National Security Services
CONTACT: Media inquiries (at DoDIIS): Dale Curtis, +1-202-246-5659, firstname.lastname@example.org; (in DC): Diane Smiroldo, +1-703-819-1963, email@example.com
Salient Federal Solutions Completes Acquisition of ATS Corporation
Company Expands Presence into Federal Civilian Marketplace
FAIRFAX, Va., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. (Salient), a leading provider of information technology; engineering and intelligence analytic services; to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and cyber domains, announced Friday that it has completed its acquisition of ATS Corporation (ATSC), a leading information technology company delivering innovative technology solutions to government and commercial organizations.
With the completion of the acquisition, Salient announces the addition of a new company business unit, Civilian Mission Critical Solutions and the establishment of the Agile Software Center of Excellence as means of bringing the expertise it has developed in the defense, homeland, intelligence, and cyber domains to the Federal civilian market segment. Salient is also establishing a business unit focusing on System and Software Engineering Solutions to leverage the additional capabilities ATSC brings for agency-wide IT infrastructure, cloud computing, and large scale systems integration.
"Salient's acquisition of ATSC is an important waypoint in the company's strategy of very carefully targeting high-growth areas in the public sector market," says Brad Antle, CEO of Salient. "It complements Salient's strong position in the defense, homeland, and intelligence sectors with existing business and opportunities in civilian agencies."
Salient's acquisition of ATSC will allow the company to provide a broader range of capabilities to more customers. Together the organizations will work to create cross-selling opportunities, such as software and system development and systems integration, capabilities valued by both Salient's and ATSC's customer bases.
With an excellent staff of highly skilled professionals, the company now adds expertise in case management, federal financial systems, supply chain management, border/port security, and health information systems to Salient's portfolio of services. It also expands Salient's portfolio of tools and technologies with assets such as a Rational toolset, a financial services platform, and a solution for blue force tracking and personnel incident management.
As part of the acquisition, Salient will now service a number of additional federal Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) task orders, and Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) programs including Alliant and Army HR Solutions.
About Salient Federal Solutions: Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise that enable customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, Va., with offices in Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego, and Tampa. More information is available at http://www.salientfed.com.
SOURCE Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc.
CONTACT: Tim May, Chief Marketing Officer, Salient Federal Solutions, +1-703-891-8200, Tim.May@SalientFed.com
CrowdCheck Applauds Crowdfunding Provisions of JOBS Act
Warns of Potential Fraud in Emerging Marketplace
WASHINGTON, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Sara Hanks, securities attorney and cofounder of CrowdCheck, applauded the JOBS Act for expanding crowdfunding investments to for-profit businesses, but cautioned that entrepreneurs and investors must be vigilant against possible fraud in the marketplace.
President Obama is expected to sign the legislation into law soon. Hanks, the former general counsel for the Congressional Oversight Committee for TARP that monitored the federal banking bailout, said the new law will strike a good balance between allowing the Internet to harness the potential of US entrepreneurs and small investors while protecting the nascent market from fraud.
"The new law will unleash the power of the Internet to bring investors and entrepreneurs together without the established financial institutions calling all the shots," said Hanks. "But everybody needs to be vigilant. Whenever money is involved, you can expect to see fraud."
The Jobs Act includes language requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission to regulate the crowdfunding marketplace. If properly regulated and implemented, crowdfunding will democratize access to capital and revolutionize investment for startup businesses, Hanks said.
Hanks praised the leadership of Senators Michael Bennet (D-Co.), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Scott Brown (R-MA) for considering the safety and security of the new market.
But Hanks said that it will still be up to investors and entrepreneurs to protect themselves from deals that are too good to be true and entrepreneurs who over-promise.
"Crowdfunding is going to usher in a totally new, collaborative and democratic form of capitalism. Small businesses and start ups are looking for capital, and crowdfunding is going to change the dynamic of investing and lending. Big financial players and multi-million dollar investors won't be the only entities in the game anymore," said Hanks.
As a former securities attorney in government and private practice, Hanks has an extensive 30-year career helping companies raise funds and using forensic accounting to protect investors from fraudulent businesses.
CrowdCheck is a company founded by Sara Hanks and business lawyers with legal and start-up backgrounds to help entrepreneurs access capital and protect investors. CrowdCheck helps companies navigate disclosures and filings, and performs due diligence checks on startups to protect investors and the startups themselves. The company recently launched CrowdCheck.biz, a site for entrepreneurs and investors looking for transparent crowdfunding investments.
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) Launches its New Web Site
ROME, April 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
A totally new and up-to-date visual design, contemplating new features and
Serono Symposia International Foundation (SSIF) has launched an entirely new web site
dedicated to health care professionals. The first version of the SSIF web site was
launched in 2000, and ever since has provided its users with live information on its
educational events for e-learning scientific initiatives. Over the past four decades
Serono Symposia International Foundation has organized more than 1500 international
scientific conferences and all their contents have always been available for long distance
e-learning and on line consultation.
"The new website has a brand new and up-to-date visual design, besides a completely
renewed structure providing advanced features and functionality - said Michèle Piraux as
the Secretary to the Board of Directors of SSIF - and it allows to deliver more online
educational activities as video lectures, podcasts, RSS feeds and new, interactive online
learning features. Navigation in the new website has been simplified - Michèle Piraux
added - so for both, the already registered and future users, to be able to access
valuable support material for their learning in an intuitive and fast way."
Furthermore, the new website features a variety of new sections each structured as a
microsite entirely focused on a specific area of interest: reproductive medicine,
neurology, oncology, endocrinology, cardiology, immunology, dermatology, where SSIF
currently provides educational activities. This in order to provide a unique service to
healthcare professionals and to ensure that users are able to find exactly the information
they are looking for related to the area of interest.
The website remains the first point of contact for all healthcare professionals who
are seeking continuing medical education through live events, but it also provides
additional online resources including video lectures and podcasts from live events,
follow-up activities to extend the SSIF teaching courses and to support special-interest
groups such as multiple sclerosis nurses, specially developed online courses, and enhanced
materials such as post-meeting highlights.
Serono Symposia International Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Geneva
(Switzerland). It was founded to disseminate the most innovative achievements and
potential developments of medical and scientific research through Continuing Medical
Education (CME) programs to improve the patient's life.
New TCO Certified Criteria for IT Products Offer Computer Industry a Third Party Verification of Socially Responsible Production Conditions
STOCKHOLM, April 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
TCO Certified, the international third party sustainability certification for IT
products, now requires independent verification of ethical working conditions among
electronics manufacturers applying for product certification. In light of recent reports
of deficient working conditions at electronics manufacturing plants, the launch of new
tightened social responsibility requirements offers the industry an effective and credible
way to improve and verify their progress towards more ethical production practices.
Niclas Rydell, Manager for Certification and Development at TCO Development, believes
now could be a turning point for the industry as a whole: "From TCO Development's
perspective, we know that professional IT buyers are placing greater demand on their
vendors to ensure that products they buy are made in an ethically responsible way. The
recent reports of inadequate working conditions, salaries and worker health & safety at
Apple supplier Foxconn in China, are no doubt concerning. However we believe the situation
is indicative of an industry-wide problem- one where there is a greater need for
independent systems that can verify a company's actions and progress towards key labor
conventions established by the ILO. This is what TCO Certified is designed to do. We also
welcome the important steps now being taken by FLA and Apple to move their production in a
more socially responsible direction."
Beginning immediately, all manufacturers applying for TCO Certified will be required
to meet the following enhanced social responsibility criteria (along with baseline TCO
Certified environmental, ergonomics and health / safety requirements):
- The eight ILO core labour standards,
- UN child convention article 32,
- The manufacturer should work according to local health- and safety regulations
and follow the labour laws, including minimum wages and social security in the country
- The manufacturer should also allow freedom of organization in countries where
no free trade unions are allowed.
- Sharpened criteria for verification as well as on-site inspections.
TCO Development is the company behind the TCO Certified third party sustainability
certification for IT products and has been an international driver in the field of
Sustainable IT for 20 years. Professional IT purchasers worldwide choose TCO Certified
products as part of their sustainable IT strategy. Products achieving TCO Certified meet a
broad series of criteria to ensure that manufacturing, use and recycling is carried out
with consideration for environmental, social and economic responsibility. Product
categories include notebooks, desktops, All-in-One PCs, tablets, projectors, computer
displays and phone headsets. TCO Development is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with
regional presence in North America and Asia. More information at http://www.tcodevelopment.de,http://www.tcodevelopment.com, http://www.tcodevelopment.se
For more information, please contact:
Europe - Anna Pramborg, Corporate Communications, +46-8-782-9346 or mobile
GEAR4 Launches Angry Birds Space Cases and Headphones
LONDON, April 2, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Apple audio accessories brand expands flock of Angry Birds products
- With Photo
Just when you thought the squawking of Angry Birds couldn't get any louder, Rovio -
the creators of the cultural phenomenon of the decade - has released Angry Birds Space.
Once again, GEAR4 is answering the ca-caaws from Angry Birds fans by launching Angry Birds
Space cases and headphones for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Last year, GEAR4 launched its original and incredibly popular Angry Birds product
range. The company is now adding to the nest with a series of cases and headphones
featuring the new Angry Birds Space characters: Lazer Bird, Ice Bird, Bomb Bird, super Red
Bird and, of course, the menacing King Pig.
Space fans can choose from GEAR4's five intergalactic iPhone and iPod touch cases,
each featuring an out-of this-world Angry Bird. If fans can't decide which space bird to
choose from, GEAR4 is launching cases for the iPad 2 and new iPad featuring four of the
characters, as well as a case with the infamous super Red Bird. Prices start from
For those wanting to show their allegiance to the feisty space fowls while listening
to their favorite tunes, GEAR4 has created four different headphones, each featuring a
Angry Birds Space character on the ear buds exterior. Prices start from GBP19.99.
"We squawked with excitement when we found out Rovio were launching Angry Birds
Space," said Tom Dudderidge, Founder and CEO of GEAR4. "Everyone from first-time players
to Angry Birds fanatics went crazy for our Angry Birds range and we can't wait to send
fans into orbit with our Angry Birds Space products."
Angry Birds has been downloaded 700 million times since 2009 and downloads of Angry
Birds Space are set to skyrocket too. GEAR4 Angry Birds Space cases and headphones will
all be available from http://www.gear4.com and in all major retailers from April. To
get to grips with the Angry Birds Space game download it from spaced.angrybirds.com
Ricoh Unveils New Global Brand Message: "imagine. change."
TOKYO, April 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Company, Ltd. (hereafter Ricoh) announced on April 2 the introduction of a new global brand tagline, "imagine. change.", to express its evolving brand presence around the world. The new messaging reflects a general shift toward services for Ricoh, which can be seen in the company's ever expanding services portfolio including its highly regarded MDS (Managed Document Services) and other advanced solutions.
"The ability to change is a key element of a successful business today," says Shiro Kondo, Ricoh President and CEO. "Technology is changing at an unprecedented pace, and there is increasing pressure for customers to change along with it. Those who cannot keep up will be left behind. At Ricoh, we are committed to helping our customers embrace change through innovation. That is what we mean by 'imagine. change.'"
Ricoh combines people, processes and technology to build information infrastructures that are faster, smarter and less expensive than customers envisioned. Through cloud computing, remote monitoring and other innovations, the company is also making information more secure, mobile and personal. Net result: organizations can collaborate and innovate like never before.
The global roll-out of "imagine. change." highlights Ricoh's customer-centric philosophy: moving forward with new ideas and new ways of improving lives, driven by innovation. Ricoh helps companies and individuals transform the way they work and harness their collective imagination. "imagine. change." is more than a new brand tagline -- it's the essence of the Ricoh brand experience.
For the details, please go to the following website.
Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2011, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,942 billion yen (approx. 23 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, "imagine. change.", Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.
Haier Completes SANYO Acquisition in Southeast Asia
The Haier Group and SANYO Electric Co. conclude the transition process following Haier's 2011 acquisition of SANYO's white goods business in select Asian markets
SINGAPORE, March 31, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Today,Haier Group Corporation ("Haier"), the world's no. 1 white goods manufacturer, and SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. ("SANYO Electric") held a closing ceremony in Singapore to officially mark the completion of Haier's acquisition of SANYO Electric's refrigerator, washing machine and other consumer electric appliances business in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam.
To mark the occasion, Mr. Du Jingguo, Vice President of Haier Group and Masahiro Kinoshita, Vice President of Planning for SANYO Electric each signed the acquisition completion document. This was followed by Mr. Du accepting SANYO's Equity Book from Mr. Kinoshita, signaling the official completion of the transition period between the two companies.
As per the terms outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding that Haier signed with SANYO Electric in July 2011, the two companies have completed the acquisition process by the end of March as planned, including the transfer of SANYO Electric's operations as well as customer care and after-sales service in each of the above markets. In addition, Haier's dual-brand strategy is now in full operation across these markets. In line with the agreement, Haier will operate in Japan as its Asian Headquarters, using its "Haier" and "AQUA" brands. Haier will use the "Haier" brand in Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, while simultaneously using the "SANYO" brand in these markets for a specified period of time.
"SANYO Electric has already earned a strong reputation for its R&D, product line and marketing network in Japan and Southeast Asia. Our dual-brand strategy was designed to leverage SANYO Electric's competitive advantages while enhancing the new markets' offerings through Haier's strengths in innovation, quality and design. We hope Haier can bring additional high-quality choices to consumers in these markets to help them better enjoy their life," said Mr. Du Jingguo, Vice President of Haier Group.
The acquisition of SANYO Electric's consumer electric business was made to enhance Haier's R&D, manufacturing and marketing capabilities in Japan and Southeast Asia to better serve the needs of local consumers.
"As the global leader in the white goods industry, Haier's goal is to be among the top three brands in these markets. The SANYO Electric acquisition will help us achieve this goal faster," added Mr. Du.
About Haier Group:
Established in 1984, Haier Group is a multinational consumer electric and home appliances company headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong, People's Republic of China. In 2011, its global revenue was USD$23.3 billion. Haier Group's home appliances and consumer electric business covers the research & development, manufacturing and sales of refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, water heaters, kitchen appliances , color TVs, computers, mobile phones and U-HOME Series products.
About SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.:
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., a member of Panasonic Group, is a global company with leading energy and environmental technology and products for commercial and consumer use. SANYO offers products and services that focus on energy generation, energy storage and efficient energy usage, such as photovoltaic (sola) systems, small-to large-scale-use rechargeable batteries, as well as other energy-efficient products and electronic components that are designed with the environment in mind.
CARSON CITY, Nev., March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Fire Marketing (Pink Sheets: RFMK) announced today that the first CannaCig production is complete and the Company is awaiting a shipment to arrive from Hong Kong, which is designated as an express shipment. We expect that the shipment via DHL could arrive later today or over the weekend. This is the Company's first run with a new manufacturer so to ensure quality, the devices will be inspected and tested. Once inspection and testing is complete, the units will be available at Otherside Health Management in Los Angeles, CA. This will be followed with a release to retail outlets across the country, online and then worldwide.
"California was chosen as an obvious test market and we couldn't have found a better place than Otherside Health Management. We wish to ensure the manufacturing facility has followed all specifications on this first batch of devices. If these units pass the tests and inspection process, Rapid Fire Marketing will go into full production runs of the CannaCig," said Tom Allinder, CEO of Rapid Fire Marketing, Inc.
"Back in February, RFMK set a deadline of 31 March to have the CannaCig in distribution. Judah Neiditch and Otherside Health Management have done everything in their power to assist meeting the deadline but the responsibility lies with RFMK. As of this time the distribution of the CannaCig, including branding, marketing, website and all has been established by Judah Neiditch and everything is set to release the units once inspection and testing are complete which will take less than a day. It is my responsibility to get units delivered and I will not rest until they arrive. We are thankful to our shareholders for understanding this is our first production of units and there are going to be rough patches; this is expected in any start-up production. What's great is now is that we have all the complete order/shipping details and timelines so all future projects will be executed with greater ease and understanding. There will always be obstacles to overcome, but we will overcome them and we will emerge stronger. So, as the new CEO, in all future communications we are not going to publish or impose deadlines on things we have no control over," Allinder concluded.
"It is exciting to receive phone calls daily, and email messages constantly, requesting the CannaCig. We carry other devices and have never seen a demand like this. We are anxious as many to get these in stock, but I personally do not mind the wait as I see it is to make sure that when the devices arrive, it is a quality product. This is unlike so many other devices that were rushed to the shelf and are returned constantly. I appreciate Tom for taking these extra precautions for we here at Otherside see this as an end to product returns on such devices and a step ahead in our customer satisfaction. No one likes purchasing a faulty device, as a company it looks bad to carry one, and the CannaCig will be an end to that vicious circle we have endured from all other units we carry," said Judah Neiditch of Otherside Health Management.
The first run of CannaCigs was funded without any sort of outside financing. Over the last two weeks Tom Allinder, the CEO, has been working seven days a week to complete the business plan that will be presented to several interested long term growth funders. Along with this, the new CEO is going through every transaction the Company has made since inception and is promising any short term funding found henceforth will be accounted for and subsequently ended. There will be no more issuances of free trading stock provided that the Company achieves long term funding.
"We want to quickly get to production runs of 5,000 and 10,000 units at a time. Between private investors and long term financing options we have on the table, if successful, we can get to the big production runs sooner than later," concluded Allinder.
From time to time, the Company may issue news releases that contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. This material may contain statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. For those statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statement provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any amendments thereto. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, goals, assumptions, or future events or performance are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." "Forward-looking statements" are based upon expectations, estimates and projections at the time the statements are made that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated.