Colonel Sanders, The Voice Of Kentucky Fried ChickenÂ® And Now The Voice Of Your GPS Navigation
The Colonel Rides Shotgun with Waze Drivers This Summer
LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Colonel Harland Sanders' comeback campaign, Kentucky Fried Chicken has partnered with Waze (http://www.waze.com), the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app, to give motorists a new voice option for their turn-by-turn directions.
The voiceover includes Colonel-isms such as "Pothole on the road ahead. I'd fill it with gravy." The Colonel will also guide Wazers' to KFC restaurants that appear along their route.
"In our ads, the Colonel still thinks it costs $5 to fill up your car and that baseball is still America's number one sport, 'free of corruption and cheating of any kind,'" said Kevin Hochman, chief marketing officer of KFC US. "But I can promise you his navigation instructions are more up to date. Just grab a KFC Bucket and let the Colonel do the cooking and navigating this summer."
This actually isn't the first time The Colonel has given navigational directions to drivers. Over 90 years ago, he painted a sign to direct motorists to his gas station in Corbin, Kentucky. When a rival gas station owner took offense to losing customers, a gunfight broke out between the two that resulted in the Colonel shooting the man in the shoulder in self-defense. This is just one of the Colonel's "colorful" life events that are re-enacted in a play and on a video game on http://www.colonelsanders.com.
"We're hoping this time the Colonel's navigation works out a bit better," Hochman said.
KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Ky., is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain. KFC specializes in Original Recipe(Â®), Extra Crispy(TM), Kentucky Grilled Chicken(Â®), Extra Crispy(TM) Tenders, KFC Go Cup(Â®), Famous Bowl(Â®), pot pies, freshly made chicken sandwiches, biscuits and home-style side items. There are more than 19,400 KFC outlets in 120 countries and territories around the world. KFC Corporation is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky. (NYSE: YUM.) For more information, visit http://www.kfc.com. Follow KFC on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/KFC) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/kfc).
Waze is the social navigation pioneer, leveraging mobile technology and a passionate global community to redefine expectations of today's maps. Waze is home to the world's largest network of drivers who work together daily to outsmart traffic and save time and money. The app consistently recommends the fastest routes based on real-time driving and data from millions of users. From traffic reroutes to low gas price alerts and relevant offers from favorite brands, Waze is one of the most comprehensive driving companions in the marketplace. To download the free Waze app for iOS or Android, visit http://www.waze.com.
Syncsort and Dell to Help Customers Accelerate Big Data Initiatives on Hadoop
Joint Solution Will Help Reduce Costs and Improve Business Analytics by Offloading Targeted Workloads and Data from Data Warehouses to Cloudera's Enterprise Data Hub
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, today announced it will work with Dell to help businesses improve operational efficiency, lower costs and take advantage of advanced analytics by shifting expensive workloads and associated data from overloaded enterprise data warehouses (EDW) to Hadoop.
The Dell | Syncsort reference architecture will bring together the components of complete Big Data and analytics environments in turnkey solutions that are easy to order, quick to deploy and easy to scale. Dell is working with Syncsort to integrate its market-leading, powerful and easy-to-use Hadoop ETL software, DMX-h, with Cloudera's Enterprise Data Hub as part of a new reference architecture to help organizations begin their Big Data journey. The reference architecture will enable customers to offload ETL workloads to Hadoop, increasing performance and freeing up valuable cycles in the EDW.
"Today's data warehouse is being strained with greater information demands and opportunities for existing and new types of data sources such as mobile technologies, cloud computing and social media," said Jim Ganthier, vice president and general manager, Engineered Solutions and Cloud, Dell. "By delivering Syncsort's powerful Hadoop ETL software as part of the world's only reference architecture for data warehouse optimization, we will help customers increase data warehouse capacity, decrease associated costs, deliver faster access to business result-generating information while laying a secure, scalable and robust foundation for a modern data architecture."
Key customer benefits addressed by the new architecture:
-- Customers can reduce Hadoop deployment to weeks, develop Hadoop ETL jobs
within hours and become fully productive within days after deployment
-- Dell | Cloudera | Syncsort have tested and validated the DW Optimization
solution, so customers can trust the solution
-- Dell | Cloudera | Syncsort enable customers to reduce batch processing
windows, gain faster time-to-insight, faster database user query
performance and eliminate hundreds of thousands of dollars a year on
additional EDW costs
-- Dell | Cloudera | Syncsort's ETL solution is tightly integrated with
Hadoop - and now avoiding code generation makes it easier to deploy and
maintain with no performance impact or hurdles down the road
"Syncsort's blazingly fast, scalable and proven Big Data technology combined with Dell's low cost, high-performance systems and use case-driven reference architecture will provide customers with a market leading solution for optimizing their data warehouse environments," said Josh Rogers, president, Syncsort. "Our collaboration will allow more organizations to rapidly free up capacity in their warehouse while populating Apache Hadoop with their most critical data. This strategy reduces cost while dramatically increasing the organization's analytic capability."
A large percentage of EDWs are performance and/or capacity constrained. Syncsort customers report that data integration workloads consume as much as 80% of EDW resources. The new collaboration between Syncsort and Dell will make it easier for organizations facing bottlenecks to increase efficiency, free-up capacity and lower operational and processing costs.
"Organizations with overloaded data warehouses and exponentially growing data volumes are straining to deliver critical business insights," said Tim Stevens, vice president, Business and Corporate Development, Cloudera. "The solution from Dell and Syncsort allows them to build an Enterprise Data Hub with Cloudera Enterprise to take advantage of an array of powerful analytics and processing engines that streamline the path to rich insights and deriving more value from data as it grows."
"Moving workloads from highly-tuned but expensive and performance-constrained data warehouses to Hadoop is an increasingly popular method for enterprises to realize immediate value from the open source Big Data framework," said George Gilbert, Big Data and Analytics Analyst, Wikibon. "In particular, cost savings achieved by moving data transformation workloads (the T in ETL), some of which execute in the Data Warehouse, to less-expensive Hadoop environments are then available for re-investment in other high-value Big Data analytics initiatives."
Syncsort provides enterprise software that allows organizations to collect, integrate, sort and distribute more data in less time, with fewer resources and lower costs. Thousands of customers in more than 85 countries, including 87 of the Fortune 100 companies, use our fast and secure software to optimize and offload data processing workloads. Powering over 50% of the world's mainframes, Syncsort software provides specialized solutions spanning "Big Iron to Big Data," including next gen analytical platforms such as Hadoop, cloud, and Splunk. For more than 40 years customers have turned to Syncsort's software and expertise to dramatically improve performance of their data processing environments, while reducing hardware and labor costs. Experience Syncsort at http://www.syncsort.com.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/hadoop or email email@example.com
Tektronix Adds Advanced Analysis, Characterization Support for HDMI Receiver Testing
New HDMXpress Software for Tektronix AWGs Delivers HDMI Test Pattern Generation, Auto-Calibration and Margin Testing
BEAVERTON, Ore., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of oscilloscopes, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of HDMI test solution with the addition of advanced analysis and characterization support for HDMI 2.0 receiver testing. The new HDMXpress provides complete support for HDMI test pattern generation, auto-calibration and margin testing, eliminating the needs for manual pattern creation.
HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) has emerged as the de-facto industry standard for transferring video data to display devices. The technology continues to evolve rapidly, creating new test and measurement challenges for designers. HDMXpress will help them to better meet these challenges and will enable new testing strategies around receiver tests, ultimately leading to improved productivity and testing efficiency.
"With the addition of HDMXpress to our HDMI portfolio, Tektronix now offers customers developing HDMI-based products a comprehensive set of automated compliance and validation test solutions," said Brian Reich, general manager Performance Oscilloscopes, Tektronix. "Our comprehensive HDMI 2.0/1.4a/b solutions include test fixtures, high-performance oscilloscopes, probing solutions and high-performance AWGs along with automated transmitter and receiver compliance test software."
The HDMXpress software enables users to generate their own receiver test patterns quickly and easily. The tool interfaces with the TekExpress HDM application hosted on DPO70000 series Tektronix oscilloscopes and provides support for closed-loop calibration for the critical sink jitter tolerance test. It can be hosted on both AWG7000 and AWG70000 series arbitrary waveform generators. The use of direct synthesis for Rx testing reduces connection changes and avoids the need for external hardware filters and cable emulators.
The product is well suited to the needs of HDMI product designers who need to perform advanced analysis and margin testing. At the same time, it supports validation and quality engineers who need to check for compliance of design prototypes and who depend on calibrated test setups prior to testing.
Pricing & Availability
HDMXpress is available now worldwide for HDMI 2.0. Price is $10,000 US MSRP.
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Bold Sophistication: OtterBox Unveils European-Inspired Leather Folio Case
FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- From the fifth-floor walk up to the corner cafe, style is as important as the morning's first double shot of espresso. Now, incorporating classic fashion into daily life is as easy as slipping iPhone 6 or GALAXY S6 into Strada Series. Italian for "street," Strada Series is a tough yet slim leather smartphone folio case that combines European-inspired style with trusted OtterBox protection.
Strada Series wraps the Apple iPhone 6 or Samsung GALAXY S6 in a sleek, tough shell with a genuine leather folio to protect the smartphone display. This elegant design exudes a classic, sophisticated style and is sleek and functional for easy, on the go use.(2)
"Strada Series is a testament to style and a statement in protection," said OtterBox President and CEO Pete Lindgren. "You can feel the attention to detail when you hold it in your hand. The genuine leather and tailored stitching combine to create a truly premium feel."
Strada Series boasts certified drop protection and dual-layer defense with a tough inner shell covered in premium leather. The classic styling looks sharp from the boardroom to the street, plus the single-piece case is simple to install and easily slips into pockets and purses.
The iPhone 6 folio case and GALAXY S6 folio case design covers the screen in premium genuine leather that boasts meticulous attention to detail and flips open and closed with ease. A magnetic latch keeps the cover securely closed to protect the screen on the go and holds open for easy access to the display. The folio also has a vertical card slot designed to prevent a card or cash from slipping out. A slim audio vent in the folio makes it simple to take calls with the cover closed.
Strada Series is available now in "New Minimalism" (black) or "Chic Revival" (burgundy) on otterbox.com for $49.95. To learn more, visit otterbox.com.
Starting in 1998 with a line of dry boxes, OtterBox(Â®) has evolved into the No. 1-selling case for smartphones in the U.S. and a global leader in mobile device protection.(3) Its diverse lineup of protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices is the result of precision engineering, diligent testing and continual technological advancement, giving technology users the confidence to make the most of their mobile world. OtterBox is a seven-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. and was named one of "America's Most Promising Companies" by Forbes Magazine. The company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo., with offices in San Diego; Boston; Cork, Ireland; and Hong Kong.
For more information, visit otterbox.com. Protecting your mobile world.
Red Lion Unveils Next Wave of Compact NT24k Gigabit Ethernet Industrial Switches
Over 100 Mixed Copper, Fiber, SFP and PoE+ Configurations Provide Full Range of Connectivity Options
YORK, Pa., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Lion Controls, the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, today announced the addition of 18 new compact models to its N-TronÂ® series NT24k(TM) managed Gigabit Ethernet industrial switch platform. The new NT24k 10-to-14 port DIN-rail mountable switches feature Fast Ethernet, Gigabit or dual-mode fiber ports alongside eight Gigabit copper ports with optional IEEE 802.3af/at Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) support.
With over 100 mixed-media configuration options, the rugged NT24k platform combines the benefits of noise-immune fiber with the versatility of 10, 100, 1000Base copper connectivity to provide a robust migration path across varying industrial applications. Red Lion's newest NT24k switch models include:
-- NT24k-FX: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper and 2, 3, 4 or 6 100Base
fiber ports that are available with SC or ST connectors in multimode or
-- NT24k-GX: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper with 2, 3, 4 or 6 Gigabit
fiber ports that are available with SC connectors in multimode or
-- NT24k-DM4: switches with 8 all-Gigabit copper ports with 4 SFP expansion
slots for optional 100Base or Gigabit SFP transceivers
Available with optional PoE+ support, each switch accepts redundant 22-49 VDC power input and offers a step-up power boost circuit to eliminate the need for a standalone 48 VDC power supply. In addition, Red Lion's new PoE+ switches provide up to 240 Watts PoE output power (30 Watts per Gigabit copper port) to reliably support applications such as security cameras, panel displays and wireless access points.
"Industrial customers are demanding fiber optic and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity options to meet the requirements of high bandwidth applications and high-EMF environments. Our newest wave of compact NT24k fiber models - one of the broadest lines of rugged fiber and PoE+ switches on the market - addresses this need," said Diane Davis, director of product management at Red Lion Controls. "Customers now have access to a future-proof switch solution that addresses industrial requirements from the network edge to the core."
The new compact NT24k switches build on Red Lion's recent addition of Gigabit and PoE+ compact DIN-rail mountable copper switches to its award-winning modular and rackmount platform. With a hardened metal housing, each NT24k switch provides industry-leading shock (200 g) and vibration (50 g) tolerance coupled with up to a -40Â° to 85Â°C operating temperature range to ensure optimal network performance in the harshest industrial environments.
Red Lion's rugged NT24k platform offers a full set of management features and advanced security to ease network deployment with key functionality that includes Jumbo Frame support, SD card and XML configuration backup and restore, auto-IGMP configuration, Ethernet/IP(TM) with CIP(TM) messaging, N-Ring(TM) and N-Link(TM) ring technology with ultra-fast (30 ms) recovery, N-View(TM) monitoring technology, event logging, SNTP and IEEE 802.1x with RADIUS remote server authentication. NT24k switches are UL Class 1, Division 2 Listed for use in hazardous and ordinary locations and are ABS type certified for shipboard applications. These approvals help ensure reliable operation across alternative energy, oil and gas, water/wastewater, maritime, transportation, intelligent traffic applications and factory automation applications.
As the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking, Red Lion has been delivering innovative solutions for over forty years. Our automation, Ethernet and cellular M2M technology enables companies worldwide to gain real-time data visibility that drives productivity. Product brands include Red Lion, N-Tron and Sixnet. With headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, the company has offices across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Red Lion is part of Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company. For more information, please visit http://www.redlion.net.
EY escalates battle against cybercrime with launch of first-of-its-kind managed security operations center
-- EY to invest more than US$20m in its Managed Security Operations Center, increasing its cybersecurity workforce six-fold by 2020
-- New Center to use advanced analytics to predict and prevent future cyber threats
LONDON, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In an environment where cybercrime is an increasing threat for organizations across the globe, EY today announces the launch of its Managed Security Operations Center (SOC) services. The high-end and bespoke service is designed to meet the unique cybersecurity needs of clients by predicting advanced future cyber threats by using advanced analytics. EY is set to invest more than US$20m over the next five years to strengthen the center, increasing its Managed SOC cybersecurity professionals' six-fold to upwards of 1,200 by 2020.
EY'sGlobal Information Security Survey 2014 revealed that over half (56%) of organizations are unlikely to detect a sophisticated cyberattack and a similar number (53%) lack the skilled resources to handle them. The Managed SOC will offer EY clients onsite and offsite skills to help predict and prevent these cyberattacks outlined in the survey.
Onsite, the skilled monitoring analysts will work closely with clients' IT staff during business hours. These resources will be regionally located at the client's premises (located anywhere in the world) and will come from EY's Advanced Security Center (ASC), a team that has been delivering a range of cybersecurity services to clients for the last 15 years. The onsite resources will be complemented by a team of remote analysts that provide service 24/7 and 365 days a year from a dedicated new facility in Trivandrum, India.
Speaking at the launch of the Managed SOC, Ken Allan, EY Global Information SecurityLeader, says:
"We have entered an era of targeted cyber attacks. They have increased in number and sophistication to the point that they now make the headlines on a daily basis. It is important that organizations not only maintain traditional security controls, but continue to evolve their ability to rapidly detect and respond to threats. Through the Managed SOC, our mission is to provide organizations with a highly mature detection and response capability, tailored specifically for their businesses and designed to mitigate against threats from advanced, interactive attackers that put their critical business assets at risk."
In addition to including traditional log aggregation and monitoring capabilities, the Managed SOC service will also offer:
-- A unique integration of commercial off-the-shelf tools to provide deep
insight to a wide range of technologies within the clients' networks
-- An advanced security analytics platform with a client portal to help
ensure its team has full visibility of the operation of the Managed SOC
Paul van Kessel, EY Global Risk Leader, says: "The question is not if your company will be breached, or even when. More than likely it has already happened. The real question is: How well are you protected for the future? More often than not, our clients do not actually have the necessary skills or capacity to investigate the cyber attack further in an efficient manner. Our hybrid model of remote monitoring from India with onsite guidance will allow us to work closely with the client and more deeply investigate incidents; protecting them now and helping them anticipate attacks well into the future."
Notes to Editors
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iWedia Integrates Conax Security With its Teatro-3.0 Software Solution for Connected Zappers
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
iWedia, a leading provider of software solutions for TV devices to service operators
and Consumer Electronics manufacturers, today announced that it has integrated its
Teatro-3.0 software solution for connected zappers with the Conax Contego(TM) content
The announcement was made to coincide with the opening of ANGA COM 2015 which is held
in Cologne from Tuesday, June 9th through to Thursday, June 11th. iWedia is exhibiting at
the show (hall 10.2, booth A30) during which it will demonstrate the integrated solution.
The Conax Contego(TM) content protection platform is a sophisticated, fully scalable
solution that supports any pay-TV business model and a multitude of consumer devices.
Conax Contego(TM) combines DVB, IPTV and OTT clients in the same unified security back-end
for easy navigation and configuration. Choosing Conax Contego(TM) equips operators with a
future-proof platform that enables growth and expansion into new business areas and
iWedia Teatro-3.0 software solution for connected zappers is based on Linux. Its User
to digital TV features. The solution features DLNA (player and renderer), "walled garden"
Web services (CE-HTML portals, HbbTV applications), as well as Personal Video Recorder and
Time Shift Buffer.
Conax Smart Card client software has been integrated within Teatro-3.0 to benefit from
the features of Conax' security platform and protect live and time-shifted content.
"We see this integration as a perfect match," says Sunghoon Kim, VP Sales at iWedia.
"We bring a sophisticated yet compact STB software allowing access to live, on demand, and
time shifted content with a catchy HTML-based UI, while Conax brings the right security
technology requested by TV service providers to deliver their premium content."
"Integrating Conax highly robust security technology with an iWedia's software
solution for connected zappers provides a value-added offering particularly for
price-sensitive markets," says Tom Jahr, EVP, Products and Marketing at Conax. "iWedia's
software solutions and integration services, combined with Conax security deliver a strong
proposition for the market."
A part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), Conax is a leading global specialist around
the total service protection for digital TV services over broadcast, broadband and
connected devices. Conax provides telcos, cable, satellite, IP, mobile and terrestrial and
broadband operations with the innovative, flagship Conax Contego(TM) family of flexible
and cost-efficient solutions to deliver premium content securely and position to capture
new market segments and enable operators with easy access to the OTT multiscreen arena.
Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, ISO 9001 & 27001 certified Conax technology enables secure
content revenues for 400 operators in 85 countries globally.
iWedia, a Switzerland-based company, is a leader in provision of integrated software
solutions for television devices. iWedia provides a world class portfolio of intellectual
property (IP) for broadcast, IPTV, and over-the-top television and also software
integration services to combine this IP into high volume CE products. iWedia is
headquartered in Switzerland with development labs in Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia, and
sales and support offices in China, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, and Korea.
HGST Delivers World's First 10TB Enterprise HDD for Active Archive Applications
Newest UltrastarÂ® Archive Ha10 Uniquely Leverages HelioSealÂ® and Shingled Magnetic Recording Technologies to Deliver a True Enterprise-Grade Solution
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping the world harness the power of data, HGST (@HGSTstorage), a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced the first enterprise-class 10TB (terabyte) hard disk drive (HDD) for next-generation active archive applications. The host-managed Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) SMR HDD sets a new standard in enabling the world's densest server and storage systems with unprecedented TCO levels. This industry-defining product is the result of combining two complementary technologies - HGST's second generation, field-proven HelioSeal platform and shingled magnetic recording (SMR) - to deliver unmatched storage density and power efficiency, without compromising reliability and performance predictability. With an industry-leading 10TB capacity, the Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) gives customers a time-to-market capacity advantage for archival environments and applications where data is sequentially written and randomly read, such as social media, cloud storage, online backup, life sciences as well as media and entertainment.
Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) Addresses Data Growth, New Market Segmentation
HGST recognizes SMR as core technology necessary in driving areal density increases. By overlapping or "shingling" the data tracks on top of each other, higher areal density can be achieved within the same physical footprint. Based on feedback from customers whose data center environments demand predictable performance and control of how data is handled, HGST has implemented a host-managed SMR solution. The sequential write behavior of host-managed SMR complements active archive workloads.
Today, many hyperscale cloud providers are discovering that most of their active archive applications are already sequential, creating the ideal environment for SMR HDDs to thrive. The capacity enterprise HDD market is adapting to this shift, creating demand for purpose built drives, making the Ha(10) an ideal solution due to its capacity, data integrity and desired predictable performance. Currently, HGST estimates that active archive/deep archive applications are generating 20-35 percent of the data being stored today. Based on current customer data, HGST is projecting that this statistic will grow to more than 50 percent in the next five years.
The Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) is the third of HGST's helium-based HDDs launched in less than two years. It underscores the sustainability, applicability, and success of its HelioSeal technology with well over one million units deployed to date. HGST continues to address data growth and long-term data retention by investing in a multi-generational path of SMR-based HDDs with HelioSeal. The Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) and its subsequent SMR-based successors will consistently deliver the highest capacity with the lowest TCO.
Based on the proven HelioSeal platform, the Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) leads the market in reliability and data integrity for active archive applications. The drive is rated at two million hours mean time between failure (MTBF), offers a five-year limited warranty, a 10(-15) unrecoverable reduced bit error rate, rotational vibration safeguards, and 600K load/unload cycles, making it the optimal enterprise-class solution for active archive workloads. Customers who are driven by the capacity, performance and low TCO are already capitalizing on value of the Ha(10) HDD.
"We are in the era of data explosion, which has brought huge challenges to massive data management with increasing data storage costs and demand for instant access to all data," said Yuan Yuan, Vice President, IT Storage Product Line, Huawei. "Huawei is pleased to see the launch of HGST Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) with 10TB single drive capacity and its application in Huawei's OceanStor storage system. Huawei will continue cooperating with its partners in innovative technology development and applications so as to help customers tackle various challenges posed by massive data management."
"As Europe's leading cloud service provider, our growth has been unprecedented. Our ability to scale efficiently, quickly, and smartly is premised on innovative products and technologies that are right-sized for a compute and storage-rich environment," said Miroslaw Klaba, vice president of research and development, OVH. "We have identified both HelioSeal and host-managed SMR as two cornerstone recording technologies that provide a transformational means to our datacenter deployment and service offerings. We continue to partner with HGST on solutions that put us on an accelerated path for PB-scale deployment at low TCO."
The New Era of Capacity Enterprise Storage
The Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) underscores HGST's overall strategy to motivate the market with innovative solutions that enrich the partner ecosystem and better elevate software solutions in the storage stack.
"HGST's helium-filled drives boast industry-leading storage density, low power consumption and proven reliability with 2.5M hours MTBF. By layering SMR on top of helium, we are enabling massively-scalable, TCO-driven storage solutions with the performance and durability necessary for the long term retention of archived data," said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing, HGST. "Making SMR design investments today minimizes incremental efforts for future SMR solutions, and gives our customers a time-to-market advantage for all current and future high capacity HDDs in the market."
Initial rollout of the 10TB HDD is focused on cloud and OEM storage customers who have the in-house capability to develop the software required. To benefit from the value proposition of Ultrastar Archive Ha(10), host applications need to be first sequentialized, which requires adjustments in the software stack to take advantage of the areal density gain, and consequently, the sequential write behavior of host-managed SMR. This not only ensures the predictable performance that enterprise and cloud customers have come to expect, but also provides maximum control and arbitration at the host system level, which customers prefer.
HGST's activities with the Open Source community will also help accelerate adoption for channel customers and white-box system builders, based on Linux and other select open source OS. HGST is providing an Open Source Software Development Kit (SDK) known as "libzbc" to facilitate Linux application development and implementation of new SMR command sets. Access to the SDK can be found at: https://github.com/hgst.
Since the HGST Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) HDD is not a drop in replacement for today's enterprise-capacity HDD, please visit http://www.hgst.com/10TBnow to see if your application or solution qualifies for the HGST Ultrastar Archive Ha(10) program.
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HGST, a Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops innovative, advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, external storage solutions and services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data. HGST addresses customers' rapidly changing storage needs by delivering intelligent storage devices that tightly integrate hardware and software to maximize solution performance. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Cloud, Data Center, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in 2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. To find out more about HGST enterprise-class HDD, SSD and SW solutions, please visit http://www.hgst.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements relating to expected demand for certain categories of HDDs and availability dates for HDD products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, including changes in markets, demand, global economic conditions and other risks and uncertainties listed in Western Digital's recent SEC filings, to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak on as of the date hereof, and HGST/WD undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and formatting.
HelioSeal and Ultrastar are registered trademarks, and Long Live Data is a trademark of HGST, Inc. and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
MTBF is a statistical representation of drive reliability under median operating conditions. MTBF ratings are not intended to predict an individual drive's reliability and does not constitute a warranty.
SMIT introduces innovative DVB-C/DTT solution for Android TV/Box at Anga Com 2015
COLOGNE, Germany, June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SMIT, the global leader in the design and development of Conditional Access Module (CAM), will attend Anga Com 2015 which takes place in Cologne, Germany from 9th to11th June.
SMIT iCast Dongle, the new generation of SMiT secure device, allows TV subscribers to watch high quality Cable/DTT live programming on an Android TV or Box through customized pre-installed iCast application, which requires nearly no extra work for manufacturers to integrate within. iCast Dongle supports mainstream Pay-TV CAS and TDES/AES algorithm for content protection over USB. Through the Internet, iCast application can access OTT content servers to achieve DVB programs-related OTT video. Thus, for DVB operators, overall costs are cut and subscribers boost is optimized; for manufacturers, extension to new features of Android TVs or Boxes is simplified, leading to increased revenue.
The minimal size of 73.5x23.5x14mm and extremely low power consumption imply the exquisite and compact design of iCast Dongle. Moreover, users can manage iCast Dongle, a brand new device, with their Android TV or Box's remote, which means no more learning needed. Besides, iCast application can access unlimited OTT content, making TV content more exciting and wonderful.
SMIT provides devices that enable secure digital content delivery for the pay TV industry, allowing authorized subscribers access to protected content on any device, any place, anytime. We are a global leader in the design and development of conditional access modules (CAMs), which enables the delivery of premium content to digital TVs without the need for a set-top-box (STB). Our CAMs are custom designed to meet the strict security requirements of each conditional access (CA) provider and the varied user-interface and compliance requirements of each pay TV operator.
For more information, please visit: http://www.smit.com.cn
LG 4K Ultra HD Monitor To Deliver Exceptional Experience To U.S. Gamers
Latest 4K Monitor Entices High-Level Gamers with Immersive Experience Delivered by 4K IPS Display and AMD's Free Sync
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics will help gamers take their experience* to a new level with the new LG 4K ULTRA HD monitor (model 27MU67) which will be available for the first time in the United States later this month. The 27-inch class monitor (26.3-inches diagonally), which is specifically designed to provide a premium gaming experience, boasts a large viewing area and a 3840 x 2160 screen resolution for an eye-popping level of 4K** visual detail.
LG's newest monitor is intended for graphics-intensive gaming and the fast-paced action of the latest first person shooter (FPS) games and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) war games. The monitor supports AMD's FreeSync technology with a refresh range of 40 - 60Hz. FreeSync eliminates image-tearing and stuttering, which occurs when the monitor and graphics card are out of sync. The result is a smooth and seamless gaming experience, with fluid motion and no loss of frame rate.
With the In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, the 27MU67 provides viewers with excellent off-axis picture and the Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) mode minimizes input lag to 9.7 milliseconds, making it among the fastest monitors currently on the market today. With the Game Mode hot key, users can individually customize the monitor's settings for each game to optimize the gaming experience.
The monitor is complete with features that are equally suited to gaming and standard usage. LG's Black Stabilizer illuminates dark scenes and helps to define clearly the black areas where objects and enemies could be hidden. Finally, the Flicker Safe function lowers the risk of eye fatigue during marathon gaming or work sessions.
In addition to gaming prowess, the 27MU67 excels at delivering excellent picture quality thanks to its 4K Ultra HD resolution that provides increased clarity, sharper texture and more detail. Its 4K resolution is supplemented with consistent color reproduction from wide viewing angles thanks to the specially designed IPS 4K panels. With a 4K IPS monitor, gamers can enjoy seamless viewing for an ultimate immersive gaming experience.
Further, this 16:9 aspect ratio monitor is capable of displaying over 99 percent of the sRGB spectrum, today's standard, to deliver more accurate color reproduction by far, the widest viewing angles, and the best-ever visual experience. LG's newest monitor offers both factory calibration and factory presets and is equipped with HDMI 2.0 input to support 4K resolution at 60Hz.
"LG is known for delivering advanced TV display technology and our latest monitor lineup brings that same display expertise to smaller screen sizes," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "Our new 4K ULTRA HD Monitor delivers advanced features like sharp picture quality, high field of view and less input lag to a growing number of professional and recreational gamers."
The LG 27MU67 will be available later this month at select retailers nationwide including Amazon, Fry's, Microcenter and B&H at a suggested price of $599.
-- Resolution: Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160)
-- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
-- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Mega)
-- Response Time: 5ms (GTG)
-- Brightness: 300 nits
-- Color Gamut: 99 percent of Adobe sRGB color space
-- Color Depth: 10bit (8bit + A-FRC)
-- Display: IPS Display (Viewing angle: 178/178)
-- 4K@60Hz Refresh Rate with HDMI 2.0 X 2
-- HDCP 2.2
-- Display Port 1.2
-- H/P out
-- UL validated Low Input lag 9.7 ms (DAS mode on)
-- 4 Screen Split for Multi-tasking
-- Game Mode with Black Stabilizer
-- Factory Calibration
-- PBP (Picture By Picture)
-- SUPER+ resolution
-- Flicker Safe
-- Adjustable stand (height/pivot/tilt)
-- Wall Mount (100 mm X 100 mm)
For more information please visit http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27MU67-B-4k-uhd-led-monitor.
* Performance and results may vary depending on the Intel Graphic Card PC Manufacturer
**4K/UHD content delivery standards still being developed.
About LG Electronics, USA.
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $56 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. http://www.lg.com.
Other World Computing Announces New USB-C Dock, Available for Pre-order
New dock featuring USB-C provides eleven ports of connectivity, available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold
WOODSTOCK, Ill., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the OWC USB-C Dock. Available for immediate pre-order, the new OWC USB-C Dock provides a complete connectivity solution for the 2015 Apple MacBook and other computers that utilize USB-C ports.
Available in Silver, Space Gray, and Gold, the OWC USB-C Dock provides eleven ports and enables essential everyday peripheral connectivity. Users will be able to charge devices, connect a display, add external storage, import photos from an SD card, utilize wired Gigabit Ethernet connections, connect their favorite audio accessories, and even power their MacBook, all through a single USB Type-C cable.
The OWC USB-C Dock includes eleven ports for easy connectivity:
-- Five fully-powered USB 3.1 Generation 1 ports, including: two high-power
USB Type-A ports for fast mobile device charging, two USB Type-A ports,
and one USB Type-C port.
-- One full-speed Gigabit Ethernet port adds high-speed wired networking
support for use when speed and stability are essential.
-- One HDMI port provides connectivity for an external display, including
support up to 4K resolution.
-- One Secure Digital (SD) card reader to easily transfer photos, video or
other content from an SD card.
-- Two audio ports, including audio in and audio out.
-- One USB-C port for connecting to your MacBook or other USB-C-enabled
Power for your MacBook. And more.
Included with every OWC USB-C Dock is an 80 watt power adapter. This is in contrast to other dock solutions relying on the power adapter that ships with the Apple MacBook, resulting in insufficient and unreliable power for many bus-powered USB peripherals. The included 80 watt adapter shipping with the OWC USB-C Dock is capable of powering not only the new MacBook but also all of the USB peripherals users will directly attach. As an added benefit, users can keep the original Apple MacBook 29 watt power supply in their bag for when they are on the go.
"...puts all other docks to shame."
The OWC USB-C Dock has been developed by the same design team that developed the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock, which has been critically acclaimed by customers and product reviewers. Selected as a Finalist in the 2015 Stevie Awards, a premier business award program, the OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock has a customer rating of 4.9/5.0. Derek Kessler, Managing Editor of Mobile Nations, stated "OWC's Thunderbolt 2 Dock puts all other docks to shame."
"The OWC USB-C Dock is at the cutting edge of technology and design, giving our customers the absolute most from their new MacBook with eleven high-performance ports and an impressive 80 watts of power," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, OWC. "USB 3.1 is an exciting new standard of connectivity, and I am very excited that OWC continues to deliver innovative solutions at the forefront of possibility, just like the all-new OWC USB-C Dock."
Availability and Pricing
The OWC USB-C Dock is currently available for pre-order at http://www.macsales.com/usbcdock. Delivery of the dock is scheduled for the fall of 2015. The OWC USB-C Dock is priced at $129.00 for a limited time during the pre-order period.
The OWC Trust Advantage(Â®)
-- Over 25 years of product design and innovation
-- OWC tested for compatibility, speed and reliability
-- Comprehensive step-by-step installation and support videos
-- 24/7 award-winning, U.S.-based customer support
OWC is the manufacturer and upgrade provider of choice for Apple and PC enthusiasts and has been providing OWC memory upgrades for Apple computers since 1989. For the last decade, OWC has been building SSD upgrades specifically for Apple computers, winning multiple awards while also earning accolades for OWC external and optical drives. OWC memory, SSDs and a growing number of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Austin, Texas. Widely recognized for its exemplary customer service, OWC provides extensive US-based technical support for Mac and PC users around the world. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also produces a catalog of upgrades and accessories, having served the Apple community worldwide since 1988.
Neoconix Releases New Low-Profile X-Beam(TM) Electrical Connector Family
Ideal Solution for Mobile Applications Requiring Robust Battery and Signal Connections
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Neoconix (http://www.neoconix.com) today announced immediate availability of its new X-Beam(TM) family of electrical connectors. Featuring an ultra-low-profile form factor and a simplified SMT assembly process, the X-Beam product family is the latest Neoconix offering specifically developed for mobile and communications applications. Key electrical capabilities include high current capacity (up to 12 amps) in combination with excellent high-speed signal capabilities (up to 20 Gbps).
The first set of products within this family, X-Beam Mobile FPC Battery Products, is comprised of three part numbers (XBM-G016A, XBM-G028A, XBM-D048A). With up to 12 amps of current carrying capacity and four additional signal contacts for temperature and over voltage sensing, these connectors are capable of supporting even the most demanding mobile applications. This power-performance is achieved in a total height of approximately 1.0mm and PCB area of less than 80mm(2).
The X-Beam technology also offers the ability to have either internally ganged of discrete contacts. Internal ganging is connecting all the positive (+) contacts together and the negative (-) contacts together within the connector. The redundancy lowers the terminal resistance to less than 3 milliohms to reduce temperature rise and improve battery life. An X-Beam product with discrete contacts in a battery application will rely on contact redundancy on the corresponding FPC contact pads, but adds versatility in combining power and high speed signaling within the same connector.
An excellent example is the 48 position X-Beam connector. It is fully compatible as a USB3.1 plus power delivery interface, with six high speed differential pairs for USB 3.0 & 2.0, four signal contacts for audio, and current capability up to 5.0 amps. The X-Beam connector meets the USB specification for less than -1.8dB loss at 15GHz.
"We developed the X-Beam family to provide a compelling solution for all types of mobile applications which typically are space and cost constrained," said David Chen, Senior Director of Operations. "The family has been optimized to provide significant cost savings for contact densities of 50 or below and is one of the only solutions on the market enabling both power and multiple high speed signals in the same connector - saving tremendous space and cost for the manufacturer."
The X-Beam products employ a robust z-axis compression contact geometry that has been proven on Neoconix interposers for over a decade. This design leverages a fully-understood and predictable performance capability in terms of working range, contact force, and environmental / life expectations.
The X-Beam connectors are RoHS compliant and may be surface mounted using industry standard reflow processes. Alignment features co-molded into the liquid crystal polymer (LCP) carrier allow simple positioning and alignment of the flexible printed circuit (FPC) onto the connector during final assembly. Assembly features include a vertical blind-mate tapered lead-in and one step screw retention - leading to significant reductions in time of assembly.
The X-Beam Mobile FPC Battery Products are available today as standard products off the shelf. For more information please contact Neoconix or an authorized sale representative. You may also visit our website at:
Neoconix, Inc. is a premier supplier of high density, high performance electrical connectors and interconnects. The company leverages its advanced printed circuit board (PCB) processing techniques to enable high-performance connectors at low cost. Characterized by exceptional dimensional control at fine feature sizes, Neoconix's PCBeam(TM) technology is ideal for a broad set of board-to-board, flex-to-board, and LGA socket applications. Neoconix's products and technologies are used in many markets, including mobile electronics, telecommunications, medical equipment, and test equipment. To learn more, please visit the Neoconix website at http://www.neoconix.com
Seven Carriers and National Retail Channels Open Sales of LG G4
LG Celebrates with Free G4 Accessories, Opens Pre-orders for Leather Back Covers
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Electronics today announced that the LG G4 is officially on sale online and in stores through major carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular, as well as national retailers Best Buy and Amazon.com. This marks a momentous launch for LG and its highly sought-after flagship that features a fresh take on smartphone design. Available in Genuine Leather Brown, Genuine Leather Black, Metallic Gray, Ceramic White and Gold, specific pricing, color options and bundle details can be found on each carrier and retailer's site.
"Stitched into the heart and soul of all of our smartphones is our guiding principle of innovation for a better life," said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG MobileComm. "We focused long and hard on perfecting that promise in the G4, for consumers across the country to discover for themselves one of the best smartphone experiences on the market today."
Extra Battery. Double Storage. Zero Cost.
Just in time to celebrate and capture the spirit of summer travel and photography, consumers who purchase a new LG G4 now through June 21, 2015 can receive a free extra battery, memory card and battery charging cradle*---making it easier for those on-the-go to stay connected and ready to capture those once-in-a-lifetime memories with plenty of battery life and storage.
Beautiful from Cover to Cover
The LG G4's genuine leather back cover undergoes a meticulous tanning process that requires skilled craftsmen to produce and dye the leather. The colors of each cover are rich with warm tones that look authentic and change over time. Now you can brighten up your new G4 with an interchangeable genuine leather back cover in a limited-edition color. Get a second one free during this exclusive BOGO sale. Beginning on June 8, customers who visit LG.com can pre-order leather back covers for their LG G4 in red, pink, sky blue, yellow and orange for $69.00. The LG G4's interchangeable leather back covers allow users to mix and match color options to fit their style.
Rethinking the Camera and Display for a Visual Generation
With the LG G4, amateur and professional photographers alike can now add a smartphone to their repertoire. With an F1.8 wide aperture lens, 16MP rear-facing OIS 2.0 camera and 8MP front-facing selfie camera, the G4 captures professional-grade photos with stunning clarity and color accuracy. Its new Manual Mode lets users get even more creative with their shots by adjusting the focus, shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation and white balance.
Capturing beautiful images is one of the G4's great qualities---and so is experiencing great visual experiences. The LG G4 is the first smartphone with a 5.5-inch IPS Quantum Display with Quad HD resolution, offering 20 percent greater color reproduction, 25 percent improvement in brightness and 50 percent greater contrasts over the LG G3.
Other key specifications** include:
-- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 808 Processor with X10 LTE
-- Display: 5.5-inch Quad HD IPS Quantum Display (2560 x 1440, 538ppi)
-- Memory: 32GB eMMC ROM, 3GB LPDDR3 RAM / microSD slot
-- Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
-- Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
For more details about the LG G4 and LG's promotion, please visit http://www.LGG4promo.com.
*Promotion is open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. including D.C. who have purchased an LG G4 device from a participating retailer or carrier during the Promotion Period. Purchase period starts on 5/22/2015 and ends on 6/30/2015. Requests must be received online or by mail-in submission before 7/14/2015 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Limited time offer. Quantities are limited. Limit: one (1) 32GB Micro SD card, one (1) extra LG battery, and one (1) battery charging cradle per person and per household. To redeem online, visit http://www.lgg4promo.com and enter the information requested and include: carrier where the purchase was made and upload a legible copy of your receipt of purchase, and picture of G4 box with IMEI number. Subject to full terms and conditions. To redeem by mail, see full terms and conditions available at http://www.lgg4promo.com.
**Specs vary by carrier.
About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.
LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics USA Inc., a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG's consumer-centric products --- including the flagship premium G Series models --- incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visit http://www.LG.com.
Arbor Solution Adds Fanless, Robust Ultra-Small Boxed Chassis System
Designed for a Wide Range of Applications, Unit Is Based on Single-Chip, IntelÂ® Atom(TM) Processor E3800 Series and Dual-Core/Quad-Core IntelÂ® CeleronÂ® SoC Processors
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arbor Solution has added an ultra-small boxed chassis system to its lineup of transportation box PCs. Designed for a wide range of applications, the new IEC-3300 is based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 series (formerly code-named 'Bay Trail') and an Intel Celeron dual-core processor N2807 or a quad-core processor J1900. Carrying both FCC and CE certification, the system may be safely and confidently used right out of the box.
"Using the latest Intel 'Bay Trail' technology, combined with our compact and robust chassis design, the IEC-3300 is high performance, yet still maintains a small, fanless form factor," stated Brian Yurkiw, Arbor Solution vice president. "Its varied I/O choices combined with an extended operating temperature range easily makes it a jack-of-all-trades. It is a reliable system designed to be a smaller solution that lasts longer. Without a doubt, it delivers a rugged, turn-key, go-anywhere solution without compromising performance or features."
The Intel Atom processor E3800 product family delivers outstanding computing, graphics, and media performance, while operating in an extended range of temperatures. It offers significant improvements in computational performance and energy efficiency. It provides high I/O connectivity, integrated memory controller, virtualization, error correcting code (ECC), and built-in security capabilities.
With its small footprint (6.4" x 4.3" x 1.5"), dustproof design, and operating temperature range of -4 to plus 131-degrees Fahrenheit, the robust Arbor Solution IEC-3300 is designed for a wide range of environments and applications:
-- It can power displays outside of temperature-controlled environments
-- It is well suited for customers with demanding digital signage projects
-- It provides the necessary high stability to withstand the shock and
vibration associated with moving vehicles, such as buses, cars, trains,
-- It offers HDMI and VGA ports for dual displays
-- Its processor is capable of driving HD multimedia
With easy installation and maintenance, it is a versatile unit for applications such as warehouses, airport terminals, train depots, and manufacturing facilities.
Availability and Pricing
The Arbor Solution IEC-3300 ultra-small boxed chassis system is available now from authorized resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. It has an MSRP of $333 for a barebones model featuring a dual-core N2807 processor, and $358 for a barebones model featuring a quad-core J1900 processor. As with all Arbor Solution products, it may be customized to user's preferences.
For more information about the IEC-3300, click here.
About Arbor Solution, Inc. North America
Arbor Solution, Inc. North America provides embedded systems and tablets to a variety of markets. Its expertise as an Industrial PC (IPC) provider makes it uniquely positioned to provide reliable solutions through a customer-first approach. Its products are known for their high productivity, convenience, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and dependability. The company is at the forefront of the technology required to conduct business in challenging applications, considering factors such as ergonomics, business conditions, and varying specialized environments. Arbor Solution North America offices are located in the US in San Jose, CA; Florence, MA; and Flower Mound, TX; and in Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The company is part of Taiwan-based Arbor Technology Corporation.
Traitify Releases World's First Personality Assessment for Apple Watch
New application powered by Traitify's API enables users to assess personality on iOS and Apple Watch devices
BALTIMORE, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Traitify has released the world's first personality assessment available for Apple Watch. Powered by the company's own Personality API, Traitify's Demo App allows developers and users alike to sample a variety of Traitify's assessments in a native mobile environment.
"At Traitify we believe in making our technology ready to be consumed by any individual, and wanted to take the first step in generating new ideas for developers to absorb," said Dan Sines, Co-Founder of Traitify. "By using our own API, we were able to rapidly produce a working demonstration of not only how our personality assessments perform on mobile devices, but also the ease and adaptability of it to new technologies."
Based on the popularity of Apple's new wearable, Traitify held an internal contest to encourage the development of an application accessible via Apple Watch. Tom Prats, a software developer for Traitify, led the development of the application, producing a working prototype within days of Apple Watch's release.
"I've always followed the idea of practicing what you preach," said Prats. "Instead of waiting for someone to discover how our API can work with Apple's WatchKit, I wanted to dive in head first, and come back with the knowledge to enhance the toolset available for developers."
The Traitify API can currently be embedded or integrated into applications, websites, marketing campaigns, and more. Traitify's development portal allows for quick and easy access to a Quick Start Guide and other essential resources. Developers can begin use immediately for free in a sandbox environment, with a starting cost of $0.50 per assessment taken once moved into production.
Traitify has a wide array of assessments ready for integration with any new or existing product or service. Assessments are delivered via a series of images, with users responding "Me" or "Not Me" as they relate to each visual. Developed by Traitify's in-house Psychology Team, the system quickly produces a full spectrum of personality data.
In related news, Hyundai Canada recently launched a promotion powered by Traitify. Utilizing both the API and a custom personality assessment, Hyundai Canada created a Fan Quiz as a part of their sponsorship with the Women's World Cup.
For more information, visit traitify.com/apps/ios
Founded in 2011, Traitify is a Baltimore-based technology company working to make personality a core element of social engagement and electronic commerce. Offering an array of visual personality assessments and the world's first personality API, Traitify helps individuals and organizations to create more human experiences and unlock the power of psychology and big data. Visit traitify.com for more information.
JasperGold formal and formal-assisted technology is integrated into the Cadence System Development Suite delivering up to three-month project verification schedule reduction
- Unified Cadence Incisive and JasperGold formal verification platform delivers up to 15X performance gain versus previous solutions
- JasperGold platform, now integrated within the System Development Suite, finds bugs typically three months earlier than existing verification methods
- JasperGold solution's powerful formal analysis engines are now integrated with Indago debug platform, automating root-cause analysis and on-the-fly what-if exploration
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced the next-generation Cadence(Â®) JasperGold(Â®) formal verification platform. This new formal verification solution integrates Cadence Incisive(Â®) formal technology and JasperGold technology into a single platform that delivers up to 15X performance improvement versus previous solutions. Moreover, as an integrated part of the Cadence System Development Suite, the JasperGold technology can help to reduce verification schedule by up to three months.
The JasperGold platform significantly improves design quality and efficiency by integrating a comprehensive set of features into one solution, including:
-- Design compilation and formal engine technologies from Incisive(Â®)
Formal Verifier and Incisive Enterprise Verifier, including the
innovative Trident multi-cooperating engines. This enables easy
migration for existing Incisive customers and up to 15X performance
improvement for both bug-hunting and proof convergence modes.
-- The next-generation JasperGold platform has been fully integrated with
the Cadence System Development Suite's Incisive simulation and
Palladium(Â®) emulation platforms, and with vManager(TM) tool to enable
comprehensive metric-driven verification. This results in an up to
three-month schedule reduction through formal-assisted verification
-- Proven JasperGold Visualize(TM) and QuietTrace(TM) technologies, which
have been integrated with the Indago(TM) debug platform to further
expand analysis and on-the-fly what-if exploration, helping reduce
root-cause debug time up to 5-100X.
"As long-time customers of Incisive formal and simulation solutions, we are impressed with the next-generation JasperGold platform," stated Mark Dunn, executive vice president at Imagination Technologies. "As well as improved debug and ease-of-use, we've achieved a significant increase in performance compared to Incisive Enterprise Verifier, as measured by proof convergence in a given time."
"Delivering high quality SoC designs efficiently in an era of increasing design complexity is a continuing customer challenge," stated Oz Levia, vice president of Formal and Automated Verification, System & Verification Group at Cadence. "With this next-generation JasperGold platform, we've brought together the best of Cadence's formal verification technologies into a single JasperGold platform and linked that with simulation, emulation, debug and verification management to create a truly compelling and comprehensive solution to this customer challenge."
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at http://www.cadence.com.
Samsung Galaxy S6 active Available Exclusively At AT&T
BEST IN CLASS GALAXY S6 RUGGED SMARTPHONE AVAILABLE FOR $0 DOWN ON THE NATION'S MOST RELIABLE 4G LTE NETWORK(1)
DALLAS, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third summer in a row, AT&T is bringing its customers the toughest and most advanced member of the Galaxy S family. The Samsung Galaxy S6 active - available only at AT&T(2) - is designed with your active lifestyle in mind. It gives you the durability you want while boasting a sleek, lightweight design and all of the innovation the Galaxy S6 has to offer. Beginning on June 12, you can purchase the Galaxy S6 active on http://www.att.com or at AT&T stores in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray.
Galaxy S6 active Pricing
Well qualified customers can purchase the Samsung Galaxy S6 active for $0 down on AT&T Next for $23.17 with 30 device payments on Next(SM) 24(3), $28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18, or $34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12.
Galaxy S6 active Promotions
For a limited time, customers can also enjoy a pair of deals when they purchase the Galaxy S6 active:
-- Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 for free with a two year agreement.(4)
-- The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad is available for 50 percent off with
the purchase of the smartphone with Next or a two year agreement.(5)
Galaxy S6 active Features
Built to withstand whatever everyday life throws its way, the Samsung Galaxy S6 active has IP68 certified casing that is water resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, shock resistant, and dust proof.(6) Whether you're at the office working or outside exploring, the device's high-power performance and innovation keep you connected, productive and entertained. Additional key features include:
-- Display: The Galaxy S6 active has a 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED(Â®)
display with 577ppi that automatically adapts to the content you're
viewing - even outdoors.
-- Camera: With a double-tap of the home button, the 16MP rear-facing and
5MP front-facing cameras launch faster than ever. Auto-Real time High
Dynamic Range (HDR) captures clever shots in virtually any light, and
the front camera's wide-angle lens allows you to take epic selfies.
-- Operating System: Android((TM)) 5.0.2 (Lollipop).
-- Processor: The Samsung Galaxy S6 active comes with Octa-core 64-bit
processor, Samsung's fastest and most powerful processor in a
-- Storage: 32GB of internal memory(7)
-- Voice Calling: HD Voice capable.(8)
-- Battery Life: The Samsung Galaxy S6 active features a 3500mAh and
embedded wireless charging technology that works with most wireless
charging pads on the market, so there's no more looking for a cord or
place to plug in.
-- Outdoor Features: Activity Zone is the ideal companion for outdoor
adventures, and includes a quick launching compass, flashlight,
stopwatch, and more.
-- Business Ready: Samsung KNOX provides security and protection right out
of the box, along with support for MDM partners, making device
management easy for IT administrators.
"As we've shown over the past three years as the exclusive provider of Samsung's Galaxy S active family, we feel that our customers shouldn't have to trade durability for best-in-class specs," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T Mobility. "The Galaxy S6 active is the best Galaxy S6 in the market. It combines all the premium features of the Galaxy S6, but also is durable enough to handle wear and tear. You can't find this device - with its combination of performance and dependability, on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network - with any other carrier. And on top of that, our customers will be able to choose between two cool new colors - camo white and camo blue."
"With the Galaxy S6 active, we're delivering consumers with high durability coupled with the powerful performance of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone," said Tim Baxter, President & COO & Mobile Division GM of Samsung Electronics America. "The result is a smartphone that brings ruggedized capabilities and water resistance coupled with the camera, battery and design features that empower our consumers and business users to do more."
The Samsung Galaxy S6 active has earned five out of five stars on AT&T's Eco-Rating system. The system rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices. AT&T created the Eco-Rating system to empower consumers to make better informed decisions when selecting a device. For more information about this device's rating, AT&T's Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visit http://att.com/ecospace.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 active will be featured and available for purchase in on-site shops at upcoming Reebok Spartan Race events. Reebok Spartan Race, the world's leading Obstacle Race, is an event designed to push your limits, test your strength and challenge your endurance.
Join AT&T and Samsung at the races in Breckenridge, Colorado on June 13; Dallas, Texas on June 20; Midway, Utah on June 27; and Palmerton, Pennsylvania on July 11. For more information on the races, please visit http://www.spartan.com.
(1)Reliability based on nationwide 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.
(2)AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
(3)$0 down with AT&T Next req's well-qualified credit & a 20-mth, 24-mth or 30-mth 0% APR installment agreement. Wireless service (voice & data) is required & is extra. Tax due at sale. If wireless svc is cancelled, device balance due. Other charges & restr's apply. Visit att.com/next for AT&T Next requirements.
(4)Limited Time Offer. Must buy smartphone via AT&T Next installment agmt, tablet w/ 2-yr agmt & activate wireless svc on both. Activ./upgrade (up to $40) & early termination fees, & other charges & restr's apply. See att.com/shop/wireless/devices/tab4-bundle.html for bundle offer details.
(5)Offer ends 07/23/15, while promo supplies last. Must buy smartphone via AT&T NextSM installment agmt w/ qual. monthly wireless svc plan (voice & data) or new 2-yr wireless agmt w/qual. monthly voice plan. Smartphone and Samsung charging mat must be purchased together. Purchase of iFrogz GoLite is not req'd. Activ./upgrade (up to $40) & early termination fees, & other charges & restr's apply. Visit a store for bundle offer details.
(6)Meets US Mil-STD-810G for water-resistance and to withstand dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, humidity, and high altitude. Water-resistant based on IP68 rating. Submersible up to 1.5m of water for up to 30 mins. Shock-resistant when dropped from <= 4 ft onto flat surface. For additional device details, visit att.com/galaxys6active.
(7)Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
(8)AT&T HD Voice has limited availability in select markets and may not be available in your area. To experience HD Voice, both parties must be in AT&T HD Voice coverage using AT&T HD Voice-capable devices. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.att.com/hdvoice for details.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We're helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. Our U.S. wireless network offers customers the nation's strongest LTE signal and the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless coverage.* We're improving how our customers stay entertained and informed with AT&T U-verse(Â®) TV and High Speed Internet services. And businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T's mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers' LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
*Global coverage claim based on offering voice and LTE data roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offering the most wireless smartphones and tablets that work in the most countries.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, mobile products and wearables, wireless infrastructure, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America's fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home and Digital Health initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196 billion. To discover more, please visit our official website at http://www.samsung.com and our official blog at global.samsungtomorrow.com.
CONTACT: Melissa Cappabianca, AT&T Media Relations, Contact: +1 310-482-4298, Melissa.Cappabianca@fleishman.com, or Jonathan Varman, Samsung Media Relations, Contact: +1 201-334-3526, firstname.lastname@example.org
PLI Announces Launch Of The Internal Investigation Game
NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Practising Law Institute (PLI) is pleased to announce another new addition to the Interactive Learning Center, a product line of innovative, learning-by-doing programs. The Internal Investigation Game is an entertaining and immersive "serious game" in which players plan and conduct a corporate internal investigation as associates with a fictional law firm.
This engaging, self-paced simulation, created with the assistance of experts Theodore Banks (Scharf Banks Marmor LLC and Compliance & Competition Consultants, LLC) and Rebecca Walker (Kaplan & Walker, LLP), challenges participants to perfect a variety of legal skills, including planning and conducting witness interviews, fact gathering and reporting findings to company management. Throughout the game, players are faced with increasingly difficult challenges and are guided by a senior mentor providing constructive feedback when mistakes are made.
"In this serious game, we don't tell you how to perform an internal investigation; we put you in charge of one. The general counsel briefs you on the matter; you conduct virtual interviews and deliver a report to senior management. So in this course, not only will you learn the process of an internal investigation - you will run it," said Chris Rousseau, Director of PLI's Research and Development Division.
Practising Law Institute is a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization, chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York. Founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson, PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques, through seminars and workshops, live Webcasts, and On-Demand learning. PLI also publishes comprehensive treatises and practice-focused Course Handbooks in print and also through Discover PLUS, its searchable eBook library and research database. PLI holds programs in its offices in New York and California, and elsewhere throughout the U.S., as well as in London, Hong Kong and Latin America. PLI annually awards more than 50,000 scholarships to its programs, and its more than 4,000 speakers include the most prominent lawyers, judges, investment bankers, accountants, corporate counsel, and U.S. and international regulators.
Practising Law Institute
CONTACT: Chris Rousseau, email@example.com, (212) 824-5878
Hot New iPhone Game ChuckTheSheep Launches on the App Store
Delightful sheep in highly addictive game rivals Angry Birds and similar mobile games
RALEIGH, N.C., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Apps, LLC has announced the release of ChuckTheSheep, a highly entertaining and addictive game designed for the iPhone. The game, which will be available on the App Store on June 8th, 2015, promises to challenge and delight mobile gamers with a series of mind-blowing levels supported by beautifully designed graphics.
The game's hero is Chuck The Sheep, a delightful farm animal who is trying to save his friend "The Penguin" and free him from his cage. Armed with nothing but a wood log and a clear understanding of the laws of physics, Chuck is determined to save the Penguins and must navigate a series of exciting obstacles to achieve this goal.
"If you've enjoyed Angry Birds and Cut-The-Rope, then this game is for you," says Sam Al-Jamal, CEO of Intelligent Apps. "The simple drag and tap controls make sure the player is focused on the game and not the mechanics of the controls. It is very easy to play, yet difficult to master as the challenges increase with each level."
ChuckTheSheep was developed to entertain and engage users in each level with stunning graphics crafted by several artists, while applying strict rules of physics, gravity and collisions. The game's entertainment value is carefully balanced with the governing laws of physics and sound mathematical equations hand crafted by the developer who has a PhD in Engineering.
Intelligent Apps will release two versions of ChuckTheSheep - a free version with 9 levels and a paid version with 36 levels. The paid version will be available on the App Store for an introductory price of just $2.99 (USD), and will be updated with 18 more levels in the coming months. Additional levels will be added to the game later this year.
The free version of ChuckTheSheep FREE and full paid version of ChuckTheSheep can be downloaded from the App Store.
About Intelligent Apps, LLC
Intelligent Apps is a North Carolina based software design firm dedicated to delivering innovative technology solutions for solving everyday problems. The company helps clients grow their business, be more productive, and achieve a balanced life through the use of technology. To learn more, visit http://www.intelligentappsinc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with Intelligent Apps on Facebook/ChuckTheSheep and Twitter @chucksheep. Game demo video.
Breathe, eCig Corp. Officially Launches Its Product Line in New York City and Eastern Tennessee
NEW YORK, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Breathe eCig Corp. (OTCQB: BVAP) ("Breathe" or "the Company"), a revenue generating electronic cigarette industry innovator and pioneer focused on the elimination of second hand smoke, today announced that it has officially launched its product line in the New York City Metropolitan area ("N.Y. Metro area" or "New York City") as well as Eastern Tennessee. The Company is also pleased to confirm to shareholders that its second generation product will be available in stores throughout New York City on or before June 18, 2015. In addition the Company's second generation products are expected to hit the retail shelves in Eastern Tennessee on or before June 15, 2015. The Company's infrastructure is already in place for the important New York City launch, such infrastructure includes: customer service, general liability insurance, distribution vans, sales force, customer relations management, marketing materials, and revenue recognition system(s). The Company has committed to update shareholders at the end of each month the approximate number of N.Y. Metro area stores and locations carrying its product(s), commencing June 30, 2015.
Additionally the Company has signed a contract with Maxim Magazine and will officially advertise its proprietary e-Cigarette later this month which will include: print media, digital and event marketing activities, including the official launch event for Breathe scheduled for the evening of June 25, 2015 in New York. The Company believes that the Maxim brand is highly reflective of its target demographic and believes the global entertainment media brand has the ability to build Breathe within popular culture amidst this rapidly growing category.
Breathe's CEO Josh Kimmel commented, "When the Company was founded back in 2012, the Company's vision was to produce a uniquely high quality product that would differentiate itself from competitors in this large and rapidly growing marketplace. The Company has built an outstanding product and has emphasized a socially responsible approach that has been applied to both the manufacturing process and as well as the marketing materials. The New York City market is of great importance to the Company and we have great confidence in our distribution partner and our ability to expand efficiently, effectively and profitably."
PLEASE NOTE that Maxim Magazine is a completely separate entity from investment banking firm Maxim Group LLC (with which the company has an ongoing business relationship)
About Breathe eCig Corp.
Breathe was founded in 2012 as a research and development company in Knoxville, Tennessee with the mission to develop a better e-cigarette than was available on the market. Now holding multiple patents (pending) for its groundbreaking product, BVAP, Breathe is not your typical e-cig manufacturer. With a commitment to remaining socially responsible through innovative product development, consumer outreach and education, Breathe challenges the e-cig industry establishment. To find out more, visit http://www.breathecig.com.
This press release contains statements that are "Forward-Looking" in nature (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). All statements regarding the Company's financial position, potential, business strategy, plans and objectives for future operations are Forward-Looking statements. Many of these statements contain words such as "goal," "aims," "may," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "would," "exceed," "should," "steady," "plan," "potential," "dramatic," and variations of such words and similar expressions identify Forward-Looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not a Forward-Looking statement. Because Forward-Looking statements involve future risks and uncertainties, there are many factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The Company cannot predict the actual effect these factors will have on its results and many of the factors and their effects are beyond the Company's control. Any forward-looking statement made by the Company speaks only as of the date on which it is made. The Company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise. Given these uncertainties, you should not rely too heavily on these forward-looking statements.
Information for the Educated Investor
For further information regarding these and other risks related to Breathe eCigs' business, investors should consult Breathe eCigs' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at http://www.sec.gov, and contact Company counsel at email@example.com
Mr. Joshua Kimmel
Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +1(865) 337-7549
Webroot Introduces Expanded Threat Intelligence Solution for Splunk
Seamless Integration of BrightCloud IP Reputation Service into Splunk App for Enterprise Security Delivers Highly Accurate and Timely Threat Data to Enterprises
BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Webroot, the market leader in intelligent cybersecurity for endpoints and collective threat intelligence, today announced the expansion of its BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Splunk product family with the introduction of the Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Add-on for Splunk. The new solution integrates the industry-leading Webroot BrightCloud IP Reputation Service into Splunk Enterprise or Splunk App for Enterprise Security, enabling enterprises to more quickly detect connections to malicious IP addresses within their IT infrastructure. With BrightCloud threat intelligence, Splunk alerts of suspicious activities as they happen and provides detailed contextual information on each malicious IP so incident response teams can quickly investigate and remediate threats before they lead to costly data theft.
According to the Webroot 2015 Threat Brief, over 85,000 IP addresses are reclassified from benign to malicious every day. This reinforces the importance of using real-time IP threat intelligence to effectively detect and alert of malicious IPs. With Webroot's dynamic list of known malicious IP addresses, which contains approximately 12 million IPs at any given time, the BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Add-on for Splunk enables enterprises to correlate network traffic and IP reputation data in their Splunk Enterprise or Splunk App for Enterprise Security environment to identify suspicious inbound and outbound IP connections.
"Because attackers change hosts and IP addresses frequently, enterprises can struggle to determine which new IP address activity indicates threats to their organization," said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot. "With Webroot BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Add-on for Splunk, enterprises can augment threat data in their existing security response solution with Webroot's big data analytics and automated machine learning to rapidly identify potentially dangerous incoming or outbound IP traffic, minimizing the window of opportunity for attackers."
Webroot Presents New Service at Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit
Webroot will demonstrate BrightCloud Threat Intelligence Services and BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Splunk at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit on June 8-11, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland, booth #717. Additionally, Webroot will be hosting a number of speaking sessions at the conference, including:
-- The 5 Must-Haves in a Next-Gen Endpoint Security Solution - On Tuesday,
June 9 at 9:15 a.m. in room Potomac 1, Webroot chief technology officer,
Hal Lonas, will host a session on preventing endpoint infections, as
well as discussing detection and prevention techniques, such as the
ability to predict which unknown files/URLs/IPs are truly malicious.
-- Using Collective Threat Intelligence to Prevent Unknown Threats - On
Wednesday, June 10 at 1:20 p.m. in Theater A, Prince George's Hall C,
David Dufour, senior director of security architecture at Webroot, will
explain how to use big data analytics and deep data correlation to
better identify threats and prevent future occurrences.
-- Defeat Cyber Threats with Collective Threat Intelligence & Smarter
Endpoint Security - Presented daily in the Chesapeake Boardrooms,
Webroot chief technology officer, Hal Lonas, will discuss how
organizations can implement best practices in endpoint security and
threat intelligence to provide faster detection and more comprehensive
protection of their organizational assets.
Webroot provides intelligent cybersecurity for endpoints that harnesses collective threat intelligence to protect the Internet of Everything. We protect consumers, businesses and technology providers from malware and other cyberattacks using a cloud-based threat intelligence network. Computers, tablets, smartphones and the Internet of Things can be protected by our award-winning suite of SecureAnywhereÂ® and BrightCloudÂ® products. Webroot protects over 30 million devices and is trusted by market-leading technology companies, including: Cisco, F5 Networks, HP, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, and RSA. Webroot is headquartered in Colorado and operates globally across North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Discover smarter cybersecurity at http://www.webroot.com and http://www.brightcloud.com.
New Therm-App(TM) TH presents a viable alternative to traditional thermography tools
KARMIEL, Israel, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the outstanding success of Therm-App(TM), the industry's first thermal imaging camera for Android phones, Opgal has announced two new models of Therm-App(TM). The new Therm-App(TM) TH device, dedicated for thermography applications, allows professionals to take accurate temperature measurements captured on high resolution thermographic photos & videos and immediately transmit them via email, messaging or file sharing platforms. The device offers an exciting suite of thermography features including full radiometric capability, multiple color palettes, video and sound recording, as well as efficient reporting and data analysis. In addition, like all other Therm-App(TM) models, Therm-App(TM) TH enables users to benefits from important Android smartphone features including touchscreen capabilities, round-the-clock connectivity, ongoing application updates, and more.
"Therm-App(TM) TH offers unparalleled value," said Amit Mattatia, Opgal President & CEO. "With its 384 x 288 resolution and a 6.8 wide angle lens, and all its Android device and application features, Therm-App(TM) TH provides professionals with a mobile tool unlike anything they currently work with -- and at significantly lower prices when compared to traditional tools with comparable image quality."
Therm-App(TM) TH is ideal for thermography, enabling temperature measurements of electrical installations, buildings, HVAC, insulation, plumbing and veterinary, and many other applications. Its affordable pricing makes it available to a wide range of professionals requiring reliable thermographic data for a broad range of applications.
Opgal is also announcing another member of the Therm-App(TM) family: Therm-App(TM) Hz, a high-end solution for security, safety and other night / outdoor applications. Through its higher 25 Hz frame rate, Therm-App(TM) Hz delivers smooth thermal images, especially when the user or the targets observed are on the move, using a variety of interchangeable lenses ranging from 6.8mm to 35mm.
Both Therm-App(TM) TH and Therm-App(TM) Hz are now available from Opgal's distributors worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.Therm-App.com.
Opgal Optronic Industries Ltd. is a leading global provider of innovative infrared imaging systems and advanced vision and surveillance solutions. Using state-of-the-art thermal and other imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high performance, versatile visualization products. Founded more than 30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to leading contractors and integrators, as well as corporate and professional customers in over 60 countries.
iOS App Amanda Brings a New Take on Chinese Learning
Now Available for iPhone and iWatch
SHANGHAI, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chinese, as a language, has recently gained attention with 30M learners worldwide. According to a recent report from the Washington Post, the number of U.S. colleges teaching Chinese has risen over 110 percent since 1990. While such figures point to the language becoming increasingly accessible, it remains one of the toughest languages for native English speakers to grasp. In response, Shanghai-based startup Amanda, is approaching this challenge from an entirely different perspective: pop culture and trending news.
Amanda, a newly released app on iOS, delivers eight curated stories everyday in both English and Chinese through a clutter-free interface. The stories are hand-picked from a vast sea of local red-hot topics to keep users updated with the most authentic and current stories happening right now in China.
Differing from tons of other language learning apps that jumped on the mobile e-learning bandwagon, Amanda is trying to tackle the fundamental motivation of learners. The team behind the product strongly believes that China is the most attractive part about the Chinese language, that the modern Chinese condition is complex, ever-changing, and thus exhilarating. The team wanted to couple language learning with the allure of the booming nation's modern culture.
In order to cover learners on both ends of the proficiency scale, Amanda selects 'featured words' in each article, helping beginners to get started with the most basic words, while more sophisticated users have the option of viewing every word in the article in both English and Chinese.
To help learners improve their listening comprehension and pronunciation skills, Amanda also offers audio recordings for not just each word but the entire articles as a whole.
The app is now available in the Apple App Store for iPhone and iWatch. The iWatch experience has been optimized for the wrist -- learners can quickly swipe through the different feature words they want to learn, or tap one to go directly to the iPhone app for the whole story.
About Amanda Chinese Learning App:
Launched early this year, Amanda is co-founded by three entrepreneurs from Sweden, China and the US with expertise in language learning, digital marketing and product development. The app can be downloaded now at: http://apple.co/1AMZA5y
Altera Reveals Stratix 10 Innovations Enabling the Industry's Fastest and Highest Capacity FPGAs and SoCs
Innovations Deliver 2X Performance, 5.5 Million Logic Elements, Heterogeneous 3D System-in Package Integration, and Most Comprehensive Security Capabilities
- HyperFlex architectural innovations in Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs, built on Intel 14 nm Tri-Gate, deliver 2X performance gains and breakthrough power efficiencies.
- New era of heterogeneous 3D SiP (system-in-package) integration enables scalability, flexibility and fast time-to-market for next-generation transceiver-based solutions.
- Industry's most comprehensive high-performance FPGA security capabilities enabled through an innovative Secure Device Manager.
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation (Nasdaq: ALTR) today revealed architectural and product details of its Stratix(Â®) 10 FPGAs and SoCs, the next generation of high-end programmable logic devices delivering breakthrough levels of performance, integration, density and security.
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs leverage Altera's revolutionary HyperFlex((TM)) FPGA fabric architecture built on the Intel(Â®) 14 nm Tri-Gate process to provide 2X higher core performance over previous generation FPGAs. Combining the industry's highest performance, highest density FPGA with advanced embedded processing capabilities, GPU-class floating point computation performance and heterogeneous 3D SiP integration, enables Altera customers to uniquely address design challenges in the next generation of communications, data center, IoT infrastructure, military and high-performance computing systems.
"The capabilities that we offer in Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs are truly unmatched in the industry," said Danny Biran, senior vice president of marketing at Altera. "Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs will enable our customers to design their systems and innovate in ways that were previously not possible in an FPGA."
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs are the first Altera devices to leverage the company's new HyperFlex architecture, the FPGA industry's most significant fabric architecture innovation in over a decade. The HyperFlex architecture, along with a full process node advantage from the Intel 14 nm Tri-Gate process, provides a 2X core logic frequency improvement over competing next-generation high-end FPGAs.
The HyperFlex architecture introduces registers throughout all core interconnect routing segments, enabling Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs to benefit from proven performance-enhancing design techniques such as register retiming, pipelining and other design optimization techniques. These design techniques are not practical in conventional FPGA architectures. The HyperFlex architecture allows designers to eliminate critical paths and routing delays, and rapidly close timing on their designs. The ability to achieve 2X higher core logic performance also enables dramatic improvements in device utilization and power by reducing the need for very wide data paths and other skew-inducing design constructs required by competing architectures. The HyperFlex architecture enables high-performance designs to operate up to 70 percent lower power by reducing logic area requirements. Find more information at http://www.altera.com/hyperflex.
A New Era of Heterogeneous 3D System-in-Package Integration
All members of the Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC family leverage heterogeneous 3D SiP integration to efficiently and economically integrate a high-density monolithic FPGA core fabric (up to 5.5M logic elements) with other advanced components, thereby increasing the scalability and flexibility of Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. A monolithic core fabric maximizes device utilization and performance by avoiding the connectivity issues of competing homogeneous devices that use multiple FPGA die to deliver higher densities. Altera's heterogeneous SiP integration is enabled through the use of Intel's proprietary EMIB (Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge) technology, which provides higher performance, reduced complexity, lower cost and enhanced signal integrity compared to interposer-based approaches.
Initial Stratix 10 devices will use EMIB to integrate high-speed serial transceiver and protocol tiles with monolithic core logic. Implementing high-speed protocols and transceivers through a heterogeneous approach will allow Altera to rapidly deliver Stratix 10 device variants that address evolving market demands. For example, the use of heterogeneous 3D SiP integration provides Stratix 10 devices a path to support higher transceiver rates (56 Gbps), emerging modulation formats (PAM-4), communications standards (PCIe Gen4, Multi-Port Ethernet), and other capabilities such as analog or high-bandwidth memory.
All densities in the Stratix 10 family will be available with an integrated 64-bit ARM(Â®) quad-core Cortex(Â®)-A53 hard processor system (HPS) with a rich feature set of peripherals, including a system memory management unit, external memory controllers and high-speed communication interfaces. With Stratix 10 SoCs, Altera will extend its industry leadership position as the only vendor to offer high-end SoC FPGAs. This versatile computing platform offers exceptional adaptability, performance, power efficiency, system integration and design productivity for a broad range of high-performance applications. Architects can leverage Stratix 10 SoCs in high-performance systems to enable hardware virtualization, while adding management and monitoring capabilities, such as acceleration pre-processing, remote update and debug, configuration, and system performance monitoring.
Maximum Design Protection with Comprehensive Security Capabilities
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs will feature the industry's most comprehensive security capabilities in a high-performance FPGA. At its core is an innovative Secure Design Manager (SDM), which delivers sector-based authentication and encryption, multi-factor authentication and physically unclonable function (PUF) technology. Altera has partnered with Athena Group and IntrinsicID to deliver world-class encryption acceleration and PUF IP for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. This level of security makes Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs an ideal solution for use in military, cloud security and IoT infrastructure, where multi-layered security and partitioned IP protection are paramount.
Enpirion PowerSoCs Optimized for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs
Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs are supported by Altera's portfolio of Enpirion PowerSoC power solutions. Enpirion PowerSoCs are optimized to meet stringent performance and power requirements while offering high efficiency in the smallest footprint.
Industry's Fastest Timing Closure for Multi-million LE Designs
Altera's new Spectra-Q engine within the Quartus(Â®) II software is designed to maximize the performance, power, and area saving benefits the HyperFlex architecture provides, while improving designer productivity and time-to-market for Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. The Quartus II software extends Altera's software leadership with new capabilities that will deliver up to 8X compile time improvements, versatile and fast-tracked design entry, drop-in IP integration, and support for OpenCL and other higher-level design flows. Additional information on the Spectra-Q engine is available at http://www.altera.com/spectraq.
Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC Technical Specifications:
-- Up to 5.5 million logic elements in a monolithic die
-- Heterogeneous 3D SiP integration combines FPGA fabric with high-speed
-- Up to 144 transceivers deliver 4X serial bandwidth over the previous
-- 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 hard processor subsystem operating up to
-- Hard floating point DSP enables single precision operations up to 10
-- Secure Device Manager: Comprehensive high-performance FPGA security
-- Industry-leading single-event upset (SEU) detection and scrubbing
-- Footprint-compatible migration path from ArriaÂ® 10 FPGAs and SoCs
-- Altera Enpirion power solutions offer maximum power efficiency and board
-- Intel 14 nm Tri-Gate process technology
Customers can get started on their Stratix 10 designs today using Fast Forward Compile performance evaluation tools. Engineering samples of Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs will be available in the fall of 2015. Embedded software developers can leverage SoC virtual platforms from Mentor Graphics to accelerate Stratix 10 SoC embedded software development. For more information about Stratix 10 FPGA and SoC products, contact a local Altera sales representative or visit http://www.altera.com/stratix10.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs and the availability of engineering samples that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty that can cause actual results to differ from those currently anticipated, as discussed in Altera's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, copies of which are posted on Altera's website and are otherwise available from the company without charge.
AlteraÂ® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their markets. Altera offers FPGA, SoC, CPLD products, and complementary technologies, such as power solutions, to provide high-value solutions to customers worldwide. Visit Altera at http://www.altera.com.
ALTERA, ARRIA, CYCLONE, ENPIRION, MAX, MEGACORE, NIOS, QUARTUS and STRATIX words and logos are trademarks of Altera Corporation and registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other words and logos identified as trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective holders as described at http://www.altera.com/legal.
Trainer By Gibson Headphones Now Available To Amp Up Summer Fitness
Wireless Sport Headphones Created in Partnership with Fastest Man Alive Usain Bolt Brings Together Style, Safety and Superior Sound
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Gibson Brands, best known for its global leadership in musical instruments, consumer electronics and audio, today announced that Trainer by Gibson headphones are now available. Unveiled at CES 2015, Trainer by Gibson marks the company's entry into the headphone market with the debut product of their innovative new health-focused brand.
Developed in partnership with Usain Bolt, the fastest man alive and six-time Track & Field Olympic Gold medalist, Trainer by Gibson incorporates a diverse range of features specifically designed for fitness enthusiasts.
Bolt understands the needs of athletes and the power of music to motivate and achieve fitness goals. Trainer by Gibson combines Gibson's unparalleled sound quality with practical functionality, culminating in the ultimate sport headphone. Available in black or white with a streamlined design, Trainer by Gibson is the must have fitness accessory out just in time for summer shape up season.
Trainer by Gibson wireless headphones include several features never brought together in one device, developed for both casual and diehard fitness enthusiasts:
-- The headphones switch between an active mode and a lifestyle mode. With
just a push of a button, the Aeroflex design transforms them into sport
headphones providing the right fit, comfort and stability for a proper
-- NightNav strategically placed LED light offers safety and visibility;
perfect for nighttime runs.
-- By activating the SafeSound function you turn down the volume and reduce
the bass so that you can stay alert to your surroundings.
-- CoolTouch keeps workouts comfortable through climate regulating cushions
with cutting-edge NASA space technology fabric. The Outlast technology
uses Phase Change Materials that absorb, store and release heat for
optimal thermal comfort.
-- Weather and sweat resistance is achieved through WeatherSeal as drivers
are protected by a hydroscopic mesh and the internals are sealed with
silicon gaskets. After extra vigorous workouts, the cushions can be
removed and cleaned.
-- FreeMov through superior Bluetooth performance and 10 hours of battery
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Cypress Introduces New USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter Dongle Solution and Industry's Most Robust USB Type-C Development Kit
Programmable Solution Uses EZ-PD(TM) CCG1 USB Type-C Port Controller and USB Billboard Controller to Enable Emerging USB Type-C Products to Communicate with Older Products
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) today announced a complete silicon and software solution for USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA adapter dongles. The EZ-PD(TM) CCG1-based USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter solution enables connectivity between a USB Type-C receptacle and an HDMI/DVI/VGA plug, allowing emerging USB Type-C notebooks to connect to an HDMI/DVI/VGA display. Additionally, Cypress further expanded its USB-Type C design support with the new CY4501 CCG1 Development Kit (DVK), which enables designers to add USB Type-C to any system.
The Cypress USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA solution includes USB Billboard functionality, which allows the adapter to communicate status to a host that does not support DisplayPort (DP). This solution uses Cypress's EZ-PD CCG1 (CYPD1120) USB Type-C Port Controller to support DP as one of its Alternate Modes, Cypress's USB Billboard controller (CY7C65210) to support the USB Billboard Device Class, and MegaChips' DP to HDMI/DVI/VGA protocol convertor chip. Cypress has demonstrated that its USB Type-C to HDMI solution with power delivery (PD) is interoperable with the Apple(Â®) MacBook(Â®), the Google Chromebook Pixel and multiple other systems at USB-PD Interoperability events.
"With the rapid adoption of USB Type-C, the market is looking for fast ways to bring USB Type-C connectivity to products and for adapter dongles that enable connectivity with older products," said Ganesh Subramaniam, Senior Director of the USB product line at Cypress. "Cypress's CY4501 CCG1 Development Kit demonstrates the ability of our EZ-PD CCG1 controllers to serve as a total USB Type-C solution by packaging the host, client and cable boards in a single kit for unmatched ease of implementation. Likewise, we designed our complete EZ-PD CCG1-based USB Type-C to HDMI/DVI/VGA Adapter solution to help customers get their dongles to market quickly."
Cypress customers can pre-order the new CY4501 CCG1 DVK online from the Cypress store. Based on Cypress's EZ-PD CCG1 USB Type-C Port Controller, the kit serves as a platform to evaluate several features for USB Type-C with design examples and demonstrations of USB SuperSpeed, DisplayPort and Power Delivery. The CY4501 CCG1 DVK includes a CCG1 host board that emulates a tablet or a notebook, a CCG1 client board that emulates a monitor or a docking port, and a CCG1 Electronically Marked Cable Assembly (EMCA) board emulating a USB Type-C cable.
The USB Type-C standard is gaining rapid support with top-tier PC makers by enabling slim industrial designs, easy-to-use connectors and cables, the ability to transmit multiple protocols, and 100W power delivery (PD)--a significant improvement over the previous 7.5W standard. The USB Type-C standard's 2.4-mm-high connector plug is significantly smaller than current 4.5-mm USB Type-A standard connectors. It also allows for transport of USB signals and PCIe or DP signals on the same connector. A CCG1 product video, which demonstrates the transmission of DisplayPort signals over a USB Type-C connection, is available at http://www.cypress.com/ccg1video.
The CYPD1120 device is available in a 35-ball CSP and 40-pin QFN package, while the CY7C65210 device is available in a 24-pin QFN package. Both CYPD1120 and CY7C65210 are sampling now and will be in production in June 2015. The CY4501 CCG1 DVK is available for pre-order now for $499 and will begin shipping in June 2015. More information on Cypress's USB Type-C and USB power delivery solutions is available at http://www.cypress.com/Type-C.
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Cypress (NASDAQ: CY) delivers high-performance, high-quality solutions at the heart of today's most advanced embedded systems, from automotive, industrial and networking platforms to highly interactive consumer and mobile devices. With a broad, differentiated product portfolio that includes NOR flash memories, F-RAM(TM) and SRAM, Traveo(TM) microcontrollers, the industry's only PSoC(Â®) programmable system-on-chip solutions, analog and PMIC Power Management ICs, CapSense(Â®) capacitive touch-sensing controllers, and Wireless BLE Bluetooth(Â®) Low-Energy and USB connectivity solutions, Cypress is committed to providing its customers worldwide with consistent innovation, best-in-class support and exceptional system value. To learn more, go to http://www.cypress.com.
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Procera Networks Defines Broadband Subscriber Experience with ScoreCard
Solution measures subscriber experience and suggests investments to maximize CAPEX ROI
FREMONT, Calif., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Procera Networks, Inc., the global Subscriber Experience company, today announced ScoreCard, a new solution enabling improved visibility and measurement of the quality of experience (QoE) that operators' networks are capable of delivering to subscribers. The solution reports scores separated into application categories that matter the most to subscribers, providing actionable insights about where QoE issues occur in the network and where to target investments and actions for operators to achieve maximum impact on the subscriber experience, network performance and ROI.
ScoreCard measures activities such as web surfing, streaming video, social media, real-time gaming, uploads, downloads and voice applications and scores each of these seven application categories using letter grades from A to F, clearly showing what level of QoE the network can deliver. The solution offers different views to visualize QoE by subscriber tier, device or location for operators to fix bottlenecks and prioritize investments. It scores the network by isolating potentially problematic factors including applications, devices, cell towers, latency or throughput and creates value for customer care, marketing, engineering and executive management departments at fixed or mobile broadband providers.
"In most industries consumers have a choice to select the product or service that matches their desires and expectations," said James Brear, president and CEO at Procera. "However, data services on mobile or fixed networks are usually only rated by broadband speed which is an incomplete measurement of the subscriber's actual experience. We are changing that with ScoreCard by helping subscribers choose the right product and measure its quality while enabling operators to understand what matters most to their customers."
"Service providers cannot afford to continue simply throwing more bandwidth at the problem, especially in cases where bandwidth alone isn't the cause of the customer's poor experience," said Sheryl Kingstone, Director of Research at 451 Research. "They need to know what customers are doing and be able to collect and view information with the added context of what's happening with a specific application or location. With added context, service providers can make decisions regarding the use of technology, business processes and data required to boost revenue and optimize business performance to eliminate customer frustration across sales, service, engineering and marketing."
"To understand true network performance requires granular, real-time intelligence down to the packet layer," said Shira Levine, Research Director, Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence at Infonetics, a division of IHS. "Putting the right network performance and capable performance metrics in front of the right groups at the right time - including customers - could be a powerful differentiator in several ways as the battle for defining network quality in the age of on-demand services begins to really unfold."
"More than 15 years of focus on broadband service quality has taught us what network quality conditions impact the subscriber's experience specific to each application," said Alexander HavÃ¤ng, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Procera. "Unlike speed tests and other performance rating services, ScoreCard measures all traffic for all subscribers all the time delivering data that is constantly relevant and actionable. ScoreCard enables various departments within service providers to isolate problems and address network shortcomings by delivering actionable insights."
Recently, Procera conducted its own Mobile Subscriber Experience Survey and received some expected as well as some surprising results. Of the respondents, 80 percent say it is critical to have high-speed coverage; however, 60 percent feel they don't have continuous high-speed coverage. 75 percent stream video on mobile devices several times per week with 80 percent expecting this to increase in the future and 70 percent rating it very important to have good quality video streaming; however, 90 percent experience video quality problems every day. Procera has created ScoreCard to help operators address these and many other subscriber concerns.
ScoreCard is an out-of-the-box ready solution for operators to deploy physically or virtually that visualizes scores by application, device, location, and subscriber tier. It gives operators the power to fix bottlenecks and make informed decisions about how to deliver an improved subscriber experience and manage subscriber expectations. Its simplified intelligence enables CAPEX prioritization for improved ROI to justify the cost of network upgrades and build the best network while also benchmarking performance for engineers and consumers to analyze, contrast and compare service levels. This means that operators can avoid over-engineering in the wrong areas, create a more accurate investment plan and clearly demonstrate the effectiveness of any improvements made.
About Procera Networks, Inc.
Procera Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: PKT), the global Subscriber Experience company, is revolutionizing the way operators and vendors monitor, manage and monetize their network traffic. Elevate your business value and improve customer experience with Procera's sophisticated analytics solutions. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com or follow Procera on Twitter at @ProceraNetworks.
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Stellar Data Recovery Inaugurates its Bhubaneswar Facility
NEW DELHI, June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Stellar Data Recovery, one of the world's leading data recovery solutions providers,
today announced the opening of its new facility in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. After receiving
significant success in the Eastern region with its branch in Kolkata, Stellar has decided
to launch their second branch in Bhubaneswar to have a deeper penetration in the regional
market. This facility is their 15thin the country, making Stellar Data Recovery the only
organized player with global credentials to be present across more than 10 Indian cities.
"At Stellar Data Recovery, we believe that any service can only be of value if it can
be accessed easily by the consumers. As part of this vision and in order to expand our
regional presence, we have identified key markets to strengthen our industry dominance in
the country. Bhubaneswar is a key city with tremendous business potential, which would not
only strengthen our eastern India presence, but will also be key to capitalize on the
corporate businesses," said Mr. Sunil Chandna, CEO, Stellar Data Recovery.
The Bhubaneswar facility of Stellar Data Recovery is located at a convenient and
popular locality in IRC Village, Nayapalli and will cater to the data recovery and
sanitization needs of customers in the state. Being a global player, the company offers
industry best practices with zero compromise on 'consumer privacy' and 'security' of data.
This new facility will extend a reliable and secure data recovery service to all consumers
in the entire state. Stellar Data offers recovery from all kinds of crashed media like
USBs/external hard disks, pen drive, memory cards, NAS boxes, RAID servers, SD cards,
mobile phones, tablets etc.
Bhubaneswar Office Address:
Stellar Information Technology Pvt. Ltd.
1st Floor, Plot No. N5 / 536,
IRC Village, Nayapalli,
Bhubaneswar - 751015
About Stellar Data Recovery
Stellar Data Recovery is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization that specializes in
in-lab data recovery services, Phoenix data recovery tools and disk utilities. Established
in 1993 by first generation entrepreneurs, Stellar Data became leading data recovery
solution providers in the world, with more than 500 employees including 80+ research and
development experts. The company is present across three continents - North America,
Europe and Asia. The company has presence across 15 Indian cities (including Bhubaneswar,
recently) and has catered to over two million customers, including top corporate giants
from all over the world, since inception. For more information, visit http://www.stellarinfo.co.in
For further information, please contact:
Fortuna Public Relations
Stellar Information Technology Pvt Ltd.
HomeAdvisor Announces First Apple Watch App for Digital Home Services Market
Free app instantly connects users with a flick of the wrist to trusted local professionals
GOLDEN, Colo., June 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAdvisor announced today the development of the first local home services app for Apple Watch(TM). This app will be the first available Apple Watch app to help homeowners instantly connect to available local, screened, and rated home professionals for home repair and improvement projects. The HomeAdvisor Apple Watch app uses HomeAdvisor's Instant Connect technology to connect homeowners directly with a pre-screened home professional by phone to book an appointment or estimate.
To use the app, homeowners simply utilize Apple Watch voice dictation to request a professional and are instantly connected to a screened and rated home pro for more than 500 types of home projects. Homeowners can view the professional's ratings and reviews while talking to the professional about their project. Professionals in the HomeAdvisor network are background-screened and customer-rated and reviewed.
"The app builds on the convenience of Apple Watch to instantly connect to the pros in the HomeAdvisor network," said HomeAdvisor's CEO Chris Terrill. "Our Instant Connect technology uses an algorithm based on the user's request and the professional's availability as well as historical activity to create the highest possible connection rate."
Current features of HomeAdvisor's Apple Watch app:
-- Connects homeowners with a professional by phone in under a minute by
using a simple two-step process. Homeowners indicate what type of
professional they need, and then the app uses HomeAdvisor's Instant
Connect technology to connect the two on the phone.
-- Helps homeowners save time and alleviate stress by facilitating an easy
connection with qualified professionals. The connection rate for
HomeAdvisor's Instant Connect technology averages 82 percent.
-- The homeowner's customer profile and project request are factored in to
connect to the best available home professional for the job. Apple Watch
currently defaults to a static Yelp Directory based on their user's
location for finding local home professionals, which doesn't take into
account a professional's availability and the homeowner's specific
HomeAdvisor's app for Apple Watch is part of HomeAdvisor's suite of free tools and resources to help homeowners complete home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor's ProFinder technology matches homeowners to the company's network of screened pros, True Cost Guide provides the average price of home projects based on real homeowner data, and Instant Booking allows homeowners to schedule appointments online prior to seeing pricing information.
The app will release later in 2015. For more information about HomeAdvisor, visit HomeAdvisor.com.
HomeAdvisor.com is a local home services marketplace providing homeowners the tools and resources for home repair, maintenance, and improvement projects. HomeAdvisor's marketplace lets homeowners view average project costs coast-to-coast, find local pre-screened home professionals, and instantly book appointments online. Access to all of HomeAdvisor's resources is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, Colo., and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).