Honda Evolves In-Car Connectivity with New Display Audio Touch-Screen Interface and Next Generation HondaLink(TM) Technology
-- Advanced connected-car technology debuts in 2014 Honda Civic, followed by 2015 Fit
-- Display Audio touchscreen brings smartphone-like functionality inside the vehicle
-- Next gen HondaLink(TM) makes integrated navigation more affordable and intuitive with smartphone-powered navigation app
-- 2014 Civic with Display Audio first Honda model with factory installed Siri(TM) Eyes Free mode from Apple
TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Honda today introduced the next generation of connected-car technology to meet the evolving needs of today's tech-savvy, always-connected consumers: Honda Display Audio and HondaLink(TM). Together these technologies represent the most advanced information and media connectivity package ever offered by Honda. Both new systems were demonstrated earlier today on a Google Hangout available to view on Honda's Google+ page (https://plus.google.com/+Honda/posts) and will debut on the 2014 Civic, which goes on-sale tomorrow.
Additionally, the 2014 Civic equipped with Display Audio marks Honda's first factory installed integration of Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode with Siri operation available directly through the steering wheel-mounted controls when a compatible iPhone is paired via Bluetooth(Â®).
"Display Audio and HondaLink are pioneering technologies that seamlessly and intuitively integrate the power and functionality of a customers' smartphone directly into their vehicle," said Charles Koch, manager of new business development for American Honda. "Staying connected to the latest music, information, news, traffic updates, even friends and family, is a must-have capability for a new generation of car buyers."
The new Display Audio interface(1) debuts on the 2014 Civic (EX models and above) and will be featured on the all-new 2015 Fit, arriving next spring. Offering one of the largest touchscreens in its class, Display Audio uses the familiar pinch, swipe and tap functionality of a smartphone to access audio, phonebook, media, vehicle information and available navigation features.
Icons resembling smartphone apps are displayed on a 7-inch, high-definition, capacitive touchscreen, making the interface intuitive and easy to use. Standard internet-sourced music and media options, such as Pandora(Â®) are built into the Display Audio interface, with the ability to create personalized stations, tap to "like" songs, and view album artwork directly from the touchscreen. Display Audio also integrates touch operation of the volume (with a quick-swipe adjustment), menu, and return functions for a modern and sleek look. Standard steering wheel controls compliment the touchscreen features as well.
Next Generation HondaLink((TM) )
The Display Audio system with next generation HondaLink allows the customer's digital lifestyle to seamlessly integrate with the car and provides access to a world of cloud-based information. The all-new application-based platform connects customers to online content both inside and outside the car, all powered by their smartphones. At launch timing, iPhone 5, 5S and 5C will benefit from all the features HondaLink offers. Compatible Android smartphone's are anticipated to become available next year.
Four specialty HondaLink apps provide organization and are a gateway to additional online content:
-- Connect App - Provides convenient access for many services including
location searches, local weather, messaging, Maintenance Minder alerts,
service scheduling by phone, and access to the Owners Guide. Users can
tap for weather updates and store favorite destinations for quick
routing with the Navigation app.
-- Navigation App - For the first time Honda is offering a comprehensive
cloud-based navigation app for purchase(2) that includes 3D mapping and
continuously updated traffic information. As the first navigation app
developed by an automaker with mapping data provided by HERE, a Nokia
business, this app offers a variety of location search options including
search by point of interest, text search, or previous locations. Routes
can be pre-planned on a smartphone and will display on the vehicle's
touchscreen. Turn-by-turn routing guidance is available through the
vehicle's audio system as well.
-- Aha((TM))App - provides access to an extensive and diverse selection of
audio content across multiple genres and demographics, plus featured new
stations, Internet radio, podcasts, audiobooks, news, Twitter and
Facebook updates and nearby location listings for restaurants, coffee
houses, hotels, weather, parks, and gas stations. Users can tap to
personalize stations or add favorites via smartphone or directly through
the Display Audio interface.
-- Launcher App -Finds and organizes Honda-approved 3rd party apps so they
can be quickly integrated into the Display Audio system. Approved apps
can be found through the Launcher and shown on the Display Audio screen
for easy access.
Additional new features found with HondaLink include HondaLink Assist, which can help provide emergency assistance to drivers. If there is a cellular connection and an airbag deployment sensor is triggered by a collision, the system is designed to automatically attempt to notify an operator, report the car's current location, and allow you to talk directly to the operator. The operator can then contact emergency services if needed.
Siri Eyes Free Integration
Display Audio integrates Apple's Siri Eyes Free mode into Honda vehicles. Compatible iPhone(Â®) users will be able to operate Siri through familiar voice commands by pressing and holding the TALK button on the steering wheel when their iPhone is paired via Bluetooth(Â® ). Using Eyes Free mode, Siri takes hands-free functionality even further and helps minimize distractions by keeping an iOS device's screen from lighting up.
Owners can direct Siri to perform a number of specific tasks while they keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel.
-- Sending text messages and e-mails
-- Reading incoming text messages and emails
-- Setting up calendar entries, reminders, and alarms
-- Checking the weather
-- Turn-by-turn voice navigation (when the audio system is set to
BluetoothÂ® Audio or iPod mode)
-- Sports scores and stock quotes
Display Audio is the first factory installed integration of Siri Eyes Free mode into a Honda vehicle. Previously, it was available on select Honda and Acura models including the 2013 -2014 Honda Accord and 2013 Acura RDX and ILX only as a dealer installed accessory.
Honda offers a complete lineup of cars and trucks through a network of more than 1,000 dealerships in the United States. In 2013, Honda marks 40 years of the Civic model, with more than 30 years of producing automobiles in America, which began with the Accord in Marysville, Ohio, in November 1982. Having produced more than 25 million vehicles in North America through 2012 using domestic and globally(1) sourced parts, Honda currently operates 14 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda automobiles, all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products, engines and transmissions.
(1 )The Display Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and streaming from some current [Apple/Android] smartphones. For safety reasons, always launch HondaLink applications or perform any other operation on your phone only when the vehicle is safely parked. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature, and Assist functions may be terminated without notice. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. Please see your Honda dealer and HondaLink terms and conditions for details.
(2) App available for purchase for $59.99 through iTunes store.
New Mobile Tablet App from Protiviti Enables On-The-Go Access to Strategic Insights
'Protiviti Mobiliti' brings the latest content, executive events and career opportunities to mobile devices
MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Protiviti, a global consulting firm, has launched Protiviti Mobiliti, the company's new mobile tablet application delivering its experts' latest perspectives and insightful thinking about governance, risk, compliance and internal audit directly to users' mobile devices.
"Our new Protiviti Mobiliti app is designed to meet the needs of on-the-go professionals seeking insights to improve their businesses by providing them with Protiviti's latest reports, surveys, podcasts and more through a customized mobile experience," said Adam Todd, Protiviti vice president of marketing and communications.
The new app features Protiviti's latest thought leadership content, including flash reports, research, FAQs and case studies, in addition to multimedia content such as blogs, webinars and videos. Protiviti Mobiliti allows users to browse content by popularity, industry and topic, with seamless integration for email and social media sharing. Users can also choose to be notified when new content is published, and they can create a personal thought leadership library - a repository of saved items available on- or offline.
"We've seen significant growth in the number of visitors accessing our information on the web through mobile devices," said Todd. "To accommodate this shift, we've launched Protiviti's mobile initiative with the key goals of improving the user experience and creating instant, effortless access to our subject-matter experts' thought leadership materials."
Connect to Protiviti Events and Job Opportunities
App users can also find Protiviti events and speaking engagements (some offering CPE credit) in their geographic areas through built-in location services. Job seekers can learn about Protiviti careers and search open positions for both recent graduates and experienced professionals. Job listings can be sorted by type, title or location. For more information about Protiviti Mobiliti, visit http://www.protiviti.com/mobiliti.
Protiviti's new app is now available for the iPad(Â®) and Android tablets and can be downloaded for free through the Apple App Store and Google Play. A mobile phone app will be available for iOS and Android platforms in early 2014.
About Protiviti Inc.
Protiviti (http://www.protiviti.com) is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through its network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, Protiviti has served more than 35 percent of FORTUNE 1000(Â®) and FORTUNE Global 500(Â®) companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.
Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.
Protiviti is not licensed or registered as a public accounting firm and does not issue opinions on financial statements or offer attestation services.
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Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its 165-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers, a device that provides untethered music listening while protecting ears from the cold.
The headphones inside the ear warmers use Bluetooth to connect to an iPhone or any Android or Windows phone, allowing users to listen to music or answer calls.
"The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers eliminate the need to carry or wear separate earphones and they have a built-in microphone that enables users to answer calls without removing their phone from a pocket," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns.
Not only do The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers deliver crisp, clear sound, but they also shield ears from cold winds thanks to a thermal fleece shell, soft polyester lining, and insulation. The adjustable-width design ensures a proper fit and they rest behind the neck for comfort and to accommodate those who wear glasses.
The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers fold flat for easy storage in a pocket or purse and they provide up to 9 hours of use after a 3Â½ -hour charge via the included USB cable.
The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers are available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $89.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/84203 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store at 147 E. 57th Street in New York City.
Flowroute and Yealink Certify VoIP Interoperability
Certification Expands Global Market Opportunities for VoIP Phone Giant and North America's Fastest-Growing VoIP Service Provider
SEATTLE and XIAMEN, China, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Yealink, one of the world's three largest VoIP phone manufacturers, is the third vendor to successfully complete interoperability testing (IOT) with Flowroute. The certification provides businesses and other VoIP users with the confidence that Yealink SIP phones will work flawlessly with Flowroute's enterprise-grade VoIP services.
Yealink voice and video phones support a wide variety of codecs and protocols, including TR-069, providing customers with the flexibility to choose the VoIP service that best meets their needs. That flexibility, along with Flowroute interoperability, provides Yealink and Flowroute with new market opportunities in Europe, Japan and North America. Flowroute is No. 70 on the Deloitte 2013 Technology Fast 500, which ranked the company as North America's fastest-growing VoIP provider.
"Enterprises, governments and other organizations want their VoIP phones and communications services to work flawlessly every time," said Sean Hsieh, Flowroute founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "Our interoperability with Yealink gives them that peace of mind so they can focus on their business. In the process, it gives Yealink and Flowroute a competitive edge in the European, Japanese and North American markets."
"We're very pleased to provide our IP phones to Flowroute's customers," said Stone Lu, Senior Vice President of Yealink. "We believe the combination of our SIP phones with Flowroute's robust innovative call-routing network is a very powerful combination in a very competitive market. We look forward to growing with Flowroute in the years ahead."
Flowroute is powering the future of telephone communications. The company develops innovations that provide simplified, agile and direct access to the global telephone network. Serving enterprises and application developers, Flowroute empowers businesses with on-demand capacity, automation tools and real-time self-serve telephony management. It provides a proprietary platform for building modern communications applications that are light, scalable, automated and based on open standards. Visit Flowroute at http://www.flowroute.com, or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Founded in 2001, Yealink is the global Top 3 SIP phone supplier and a leading provider of VoIP phone and IP communication solutions. Yealink focuses on VoIP products characterized by high cost-performance, easy deployment and affordable pricing. Based on solid core technology, Yealink benefits customers with its flexibility and broad interoperability with the major IP-PBX, Softswitch and IMS players in the market. Chosen by famous carriers, enterprises and clients from over 80 countries, Yealink delivers to SMBs and diversified customers worldwide with the best choice for extending their value of network communication. For more information, please visit: http://www.yealink.com.
Jim Byrnes for Flowroute
MaRS client Smart Energy Instruments and Hitachi High-Tech launch new solution to improve grid reliability
TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Smart Energy Instruments (SEI), a
Toronto-based cleantech company with a unique solution to improve
electric grid reliability, and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation of
Japan, today unveiled the first component of SEI's planned chipset
product line for smart grid applications in an event at MaRS Discovery
SEI is a client of MaRS' Cleantech practice and a key investment in the
MaRS Cleantech Fund. Its semiconductor chipset is a measurement and
communications core for smart devices used in the generation and
transmission of electric power, with advanced time synchronization
capability to provide real-time measurements vital to improving grid
reliability and efficiency and accelerating the shift to renewable
"Escalating global climate and energy challenges in the next decade
speak to a dire need for technologies like ours," said D. Jeff Dionne,
CEO of SEI. "In most of the developed world we've been spoiled with
relatively good power reliability up to now. However, events like
Hurricane Sandy and the double blackout for 600 million people in India
last year, and Fukushima before that have shattered that perception. We
are elated that our first silicon was a success and are excited about
being the first to offer a high performance, industry-specific
Canadian government leaders have made it abundantly clear that
innovation leadership in smart grid is a key priority for Canada. SEI
is one of the few semiconductor companies in Canada in the cleantech
space, and the only one addressing grid infrastructure. Smart grid and
smart energy technologies have been cited by more than one analyst as a
trillion dollar opportunity, given the global importance of electricity
and its impact on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
"To turn a grid into a smart grid, you need visibility. Highly detailed,
real-time visibility on the grid is what SEI's chipset provides. It's
so detailed you can even see which direction power is flowing," said
Tom Rand, co-managing director, MaRS Cleantech Fund and SEI Board
member. "Without low-cost, high-granularity visibility into the grid
there's just no 'smart' to 'smart grid.' SEI provides unparalleled
visibility at a highly competitive price."
"Our focus from the start has been global, as that is where the real
game must be played, with companies like GE and ABB," said Dionne. SEI
has an impressive list of global partners, including Siemens and
Hitachi High-Technologies of Japan, which is responsible for IP
licensing, commercialization and sales.
"With the growing importance of energy efficiency, reliability and
transition to renewable energy, not only in Japan but around the world,
we see a strong potential and societal benefit for SEI's products. We
are proud to be a leading strategic partner in the commercialization
and SEI's technology," says Seiji Seki, General Manager, Electronic
Materials Division, Hitachi High-Technologies.
Smart Energy Instruments (SEI) develops game-changing, synchronous
measurement technologies for the burgeoning "smart grid" to address
today's global energy-environment challenges. SEI's mission is to
create a sustainable electricity future through higher grid efficiency,
reliability and renewables integration using ubiquitous synchronized
measurements. Incorporated in 2004, SEI is based in Toronto, Canada
with a wholly owned subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. For more information,
About Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is
engaged in activities in a broad range of fields, including Electronic
Device Systems, Fine Technology Systems, Science & Medical Systems,
Industrial & IT Systems, and Advanced Industrial Products. The
company's consolidated sales for FY 2012 were more than $6.1 billion.
For further information, visit http://www.hitachi-hitec.com/global/.
MaRS Discovery District (@MaRSDD) is a mission-driven innovation centre located in Toronto. MaRS works
with partners to catalyze, accelerate and amplify innovation. MaRS
supports entrepreneurs building Canada's next generation of growth
companies. MaRS' ventures have created over 4,000 jobs and, in the last
three years alone, they have raised over $750 million in capital and
earned over $375 million in revenue.
About MaRS Cleantech Fund
MaRS Cleantech Fund (http://www.marsvf.com) is a privately-backed Canadian venture fund focused on early-stage
cleantech investing. The Fund has developed a unique investment model
through its partnership with one of the largest innovation centres in
the world, MaRS Discovery District. Through MaRS, the Fund is able to
provide strategic advisory services and introductions to global
corporate partners. The fund is managed by Tom Rand (@trand, http://www.tomrand.net) and Murray McCaig (@murraymccaig), two experienced entrepreneurs who bring a wealth of startup
experience to their portfolio companies.
SOURCE MaRS Discovery District
MaRS Discovery District
CONTACT: Melissa Hughes
Manager, Media & Community Relations
MaRS Discovery District
(416) 673-8200 ext. 2710
High 5 Games Announces First Ever Asian-Themed Social Casino
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In Macau and Singapore, the land-based casino industry is booming. From Las Vegas to Monte Carlo, casinos continue to welcome and attract players from the world's largest continent. But now, for the first time ever, there will be an online social casino designed specifically for players who want authentic Asian-themed casino games.
"We're very excited to announce the launch of Shake the Sky(TM), High 5 Games' second social casino and the company's first comprehensive product for the social and mobile Asian markets," said Anthony Singer, CEO of High 5 Casino. "Shake the Sky will offer more than 30 region-specific games to tap into the growing enthusiasm players have for real slot content."
As the premier destination for authentic Asian-themed slot games, Shake the Sky will offer proven slot titles from H5G's existing collection (including top-performing games in Asia like West Journey Treasure Hunt(TM), Golden Three Kingdom(TM), and Four Great Chinese Beauties(TM)) as well as never-before-seen brands before they premiere in real casinos around the world.
The casino will debut games specifically crafted for this audience featuring beautiful artwork, original music, and auspicious symbols. Players will recognize familiar themes inspired by soap operas, Wuxia films, and lifestyles throughout the 20(th) century, to name a few. Shake the Sky(TM) players will soon be the first in the world to experience upcoming real casino hits like Shanghai Rose(TM) and Zen Panda(TM). The casino will also be the first on Facebook to pair Asian themes with premium trademarked slot features, like Super Stacks(TM), Super Symbols(TM), and Split Symbols(TM).
The style and gameplay of Shake the Sky(TM) will be modeled off of High 5 Casino, the highest rated social casino in the industry with 4.3 out of 5.0 stars. Shake the Sky(TM) will premiere on Facebook this month. Facebook team members were recently on-site at the High 5 Games office in New York to celebrate the announcement of the upcoming casino launch.
For more information on the launch of Shake the Sky(TM) casino, contact Media Relations at MR@H5G.com.
About High 5 Games
Developing for the land-based, online, social, and mobile markets, High 5 Games has created hundreds of games that are played on six continents and in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1995 with offices in New York and New Jersey, H5G is responsible for many of the casino industry's most successful video-reel slot machine games. The company's social product High 5 Casino is one of the best-performing casinos on Facebook, with more than 1.5 million monthly active players and 500,000 daily active users.
West Journey Treasure Hunt(TM), Golden Three Kingdom(TM), Four Great Chinese Beauties(TM), Shanghai Rose(TM), and Zen Panda(TM) were created by High 5 Games. The company is responsible for creating top industry features, including Super Stacks(TM), Super Symbols(TM), and Split Symbols(TM). For more information on High 5 Games (H5G), go to h5g.com.
West Journey Treasure Hunt(TM), Golden Three Kingdom(TM), Four Great Chinese Beauties(TM), Super Stacks(TM), Super Symbols(TM), and Split Symbols(TM) trademarks and copyrights are owned and/or registered by IGT in the U.S. and/or other countries.
SOURCE High 5 Games
High 5 Games
CONTACT: Stephen A. Murphy, VP of Business Development, 212.604.3007
Raritan Adds New Swappable Sensor and Mini Plug-in Sensor for Monitoring Data Center Environments
-- New tiny plug-in MINI sensor requires no cables and new swappable-sensor product measures three spots recommended by ASHRAE --
SOMERSET, N.J., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raritan, a leading provider of data center infrastructure management (DCIM) and rack power distribution solutions, today added two new sensor products that are easy and quick to deploy for monitoring temperature among racks and keeping IT equipment healthy.
Requiring no cabling, Raritan's new DPX-T1-MINI sensor measures ambient temperatures in the hot aisle side of a rack. Similar in size to a USB stick, the tiny sensor takes only a few seconds to install because it plugs directly into the sensor port of a Raritan intelligent rack power distribution unit (iPDU). Plugging a sensor into a Raritan iPDU -- the first with a built-in sensor port -- eliminates the need for a separate controller or cabling, which helps reduce costs and simplifies deployment.
Raritan's new four-sensor product, DPX2-T3H1, is also easy to deploy because the multiple sensors are pre-connected to one cable. Designed to measure temperature and humidity on the cool-air inlet side of a server rack, the new combo sensor makes it easy to follow ASHRAE's (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) cooling guidelines for sensor placement at the top, middle and bottom of a rack. To make maintenance easier, the DPX2-T3H1 comes with replaceable sensor heads. If needed, a sensor can be easily swapped out for a new sensor head -- eliminating the need and cost to remove and replace the entire sensor product.
"Raritan is focused on adding intelligent monitoring to data center racks so that they can be managed more efficiently and run optimally. It all boils down to having the right management and feedback tools to support the care and feeding of IT assets in racks," said David Wood, Director of Power Management Solutions at Raritan. "With today's new offerings, data center managers are able to monitor temperature and humidity and to get accurate information in order to increase temperature safely and eliminate the cost of over cooling data centers. We continue to focus on making solutions useful to data center professionals and that are easy to deploy and maintain."
A Web-based GUI enables data center managers to monitor remotely the sensors and report and plot sensor values in real time or over a period of time. Environmental information also can be shared with DCIM solutions, such as Raritan's Power IQÂ® energy management software. Sensors connect to the network by plugging into Raritan's iPDUs, which, in turn, connect to the network via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.
Raritan's sensor portfolio includes temperature, humidity, airflow, air pressure, water and contact closure, as well as asset tracking sensors. To learn more about Raritan's environmental and infrastructure monitoring solutions, visit http://www.raritan.com/environment-management/.
Raritan is a proven innovator of energy and infrastructure management solutions for data centers of all sizes. In more than 50,000 locations worldwide, Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions -- including intelligent rack PDUs and sensors; DCIM and energy management software; and access and control products -- provide IT and facility directors, managers and administrators with the control they need to increase power management efficiency, improve data center productivity and enhance operations. Based in Somerset, N.J., Raritan has offices worldwide serving customers in 76 countries. Visit us at Raritan.com or follow us on the Raritan blog.
Raritan is an active member of the Green Grid, Climate Savers Computing Initiative, and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design associations. The EPA has recognized Raritan for its contribution to the agency's data center initiative. A number of top industry analyst firms also have recognized the company: Raritan was named a "Cool DCIM Vendor" by Gartner; a "Major DCIM player worldwide" by IDC; a "Strong Value DCIM Vendor" by EMA; and, "Key DCIM player" by TechNavio.
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New Blancco vCloud Eraser Securely Removes Virtual Server Data from VMware Platforms
Working seamlessly with VMware vCloud Director, Blancco software adds extra dimension to cloud security
ATLANTA, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
To help enterprises and cloud computing service providers achieve tighter data
security, Blancco [http://www.blancco.com ], the global leader in data erasure and
computer reuse solutions, has introduced Blancco vCloud Eraser. The new software provides
complete erasure and auditable reporting capabilities for virtualized data center
environments that use the popular VMware vCloud Director tool.
Designed in conjunction with the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program,
Blancco vCloud Eraser adds an extra dimension to vCloud Director's security foundation.
With seamless integration and access through the vCloud Director user interface, Blancco
vCloud Eraser automatically destroys all data when a virtual server -vApp - is deleted
and provides a detailed report as proof.
"Standard forensic tools can recover data from deleted virtual servers, as can occur
with physical servers, so full erasure is necessary for complete security," said Markku
Willgren, president, Blancco U.S. operations. "With reporting and auditing features,
vCloud Eraser helps enterprises and cloud services customers comply with internal and
external data privacy and destruction regulations, while also allowing cloud hosting
providers to offer value-added services."
Blancco is the proven data erasure solution for millions of users around the globe. As
the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions, Blancco offers the most
certified data erasure solutions within the industry. The company serves users across a
wide range of industries, including banking, finance, government and defense. The
company's products are highly valued by IT asset disposal professionals around the world.
Blancco operates from an extensive network of international offices and partners across
Europe, North America, the Middle East, Russia, Asia and Australasia. More information is
available at http://www.blancco.com.
Markku Willgren, President, US Operations
Modular Ethernet Switches Propel Data Center Growth, According to Crehan Research
Cisco Holds Strong Data Center Share Lead with Nexus 7000 Platform
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Strong shipment and revenue growth in the modular or chassis-based segment propelled the data center Ethernet switch market to new highs in 3Q13, according to a report from Crehan Research. The report shows that after some past underperformance compared to other major data center Ethernet switch segments, modular data center switches posted a second consecutive quarter of robust growth (see accompanying figure). According to the report, Cisco continues to hold a strong market share leadership position in this segment on the strength of its current flagship modular data center Ethernet switch, the Nexus 7000.
"A strong upgrade cycle in server access Ethernet switches has driven demand for modular Ethernet switches in data-center network aggregation and core deployments," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. "Furthermore, a recent flurry of exciting new product introductions with attractive throughput, pricing and port densities in conjunction with software-defined feature sets has reinvigorated interest in this segment," he said. "These modular data center product introductions include Arista's 7300X and 7500E, Cisco's Nexus 7700 and 9500, HP's FlexFabric 11900 and 12900 and Juniper's EX9200 core switch."
With its mid-year long-range data center switch forecast, Crehan predicted that these types of next-gen product introductions would start to drive data center networking beyond the current 10 gigabit era.
About Crehan Research Inc.
Crehan Research Inc. produces reports with very detailed statistics and information on the Data Center Switch and Server-class Adapter & LOM/Controller markets. The company's reports are supported with rich insights and context to deliver increased value. For more information about Crehan Research Inc. email info@CrehanResearch.com, phone 650-273-8400, or visit http://www.CrehanResearch.com.
WIRED Store Opens In New York City To Create A Highly Interactive Retail Experience
LOCATED IN THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT AT 353 WEST 14TH STREET, POP-UP CELEBRATES THE HOTTEST IN HOLIDAY GIFTING
NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, WIRED, a Conde Nast brand, is bringing a unique retail experience to New York City. The highly anticipated annual WIRED Store features the hottest electronics, rare objects d' art, apparel and accessories, musical instruments, kitchen gadgets, adventure gear, and much more. Located in the heart of the Meatpacking District, at 353 West 14th Street, the Store will run from December 4(th) through December 22(nd), Tuesday-Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The 2013 WIRED Store is presented by Citi, The All-New 2014 Corvette Stingray and Delta Air Lines.
In its 9(th) year, WIRED will create the most memorable, interactive experience yet, with its theme, "Check It Out," inviting trend-setting consumers to touch, torque, twist and test the exclusive goods in the Store.
The collection will be available for purchase on WIRED's Online Store, featuring comprehensive product details, images, how-to videos and purchase options.
"This year, the WIRED Store is more than a display of the latest trends in technology and design," said WIRED VP and Publisher Howard Mittman. "The social retail experience serves as a vehicle for interaction and engagement with consumers and influencers, creating an opportunity for sponsors to amplify their brand."
From luxury sports cars and revolutionary musical instruments to high-tech fashion apparel and home decor, this year's curated collection is a holiday wish list in itself. One-of-a-kind items include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the world's first all titanium, headless guitar, a computer hardware clad chair sat in by Lady Gaga to promote her new album and a miniskirt worn by Katy Perry programmed to receive and display Tweets in real time.
-- Wednesday, Dec. 4: WIRED Store Opening (12-8PM)
-- Wednesdays, Dec. 4, 11 & 18: Ouya Hours (2-4PM)
-- Thursday, Dec. 5: Music Spotlight, Brothers NYC (7-10PM)
-- Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 & 21: Saturday Sounds (3-8PM)
-- Thursday, Dec. 12: Music Spotlight (7-10PM)
-- Sunday, Dec. 15: Demo Day (12-3PM)
-- Sunday, Dec. 22: WIRED Store Closing (12-8PM)
The Store also boasts items from the "Guiltless Gift Guide" featured in WIRED's historic December issue, guest edited by Bill Gates. Gates collaborated with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Scott Dadich and staffers to create an issue focused on the innovations and economics necessary to solve global health issues and end poverty.
The Opening Night Party is sponsored by Motorola and Ultimat Vodka. Partners include: ASUSÂ®, AT&T, Bacardi, beats by dr. dreÂ®, Bluelounge, Boogie Board, Click & Grow(TM), Dyson, EnergizerÂ®, Epilog Laser, Fitbit, HairMax, Hisense, Jawbone, Kohler, Leuchtturm1917, Lockitron, MakerBotÂ®, Microsoft Windows, Montblanc Legend, Motorola, NespressoÂ®, Nest, Olloclip, Olympus, OtterBox, OUYA(TM), Parrot, Rabbit Air, Seiko Astron, Sonos, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Sphero, SpotPay, Stir Kinetic Desk, Tanqueray, The North FaceÂ®, Ultimat Vodka, and Victorinox Swiss Army.
For more information on the 2013 WIRED Store, including a full list of products and events, please visit http://store.wired.com. Follow on Twitter @WIREDInsider and #WIREDSTORE.
WIRED makes sense of a world in constant transformation. We tell an ongoing adventure story--the invention of the future. The WIRED conversation illuminates how technology is changing every aspect of our lives--from culture to business, science to design. The breakthroughs and innovations that we cover lead to new ways of thinking, new connections, and new industries. We introduce you to the people, companies, and ideas that matter. WIRED reaches more than 30 million people each month through WIRED.com, our tablet edition, the magazine, social media, and live events.
Tegile Systems' Zebi Arrays Provide 'Compelling' Reasons to Switch from Outdated Dell Compellent Hardware
Over 100 Tegile arrays for rip and replace
NEWARK, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tegile Systems, the leading provider of flash-driven storage arrays for virtualized server and virtual desktop environments, today announced that more than 100 of its feature-rich Zebi appliances have served as a direct replacement for Dell (Compellent) hardware at customer installations, providing these organizations with significant savings from a storage utilization, performance to dollar ratio and maintenance perspective.
Rather than overspend on the forced hardware refreshes that are necessary in order to update aging Compellent systems, Dell customers have decided instead to upgrade to a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Tegile Zebi arrays provide solid-state performance without sacrificing the capacity or cost advantage of hard disk storage. Inline deduplication and compression provides usable capacity that is far greater than its raw capacity without the performance hit of the traditional Compellent storage systems.
In addition to hardware replacement costs, organizations face a myriad of migration fees, unplanned downtime and other soft costs that are associated with updating Compellent equipment. Customers that have made the switch from Compellent to Zebi arrays include Credit Union of Colorado, Fanatics Inc., Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Wild, Nutraceutical and Oil Insurance Limited, among others.
"Our data center previously contained Dell Compellent storage but Tegile delivered much higher scalability, smaller footprint and simple management for the IT team. Our staff is now spending less time fixing system issues and more time addressing customers' needs," said Jim Ibister, vice president of facility administration for Minnesota Wild.
In addition to Compellent replacements, Tegile has been chosen over Dell for new installs in hundreds of other customer sites with users attesting to the superiority of Zebi arrays in price, performance and capacity.
Tegile channel partners have the opportunity to help their customers cut their storage expenditures in half, triple performance and easily manage storage without adding staff by making the switch from Compellent hardware to Zebi arrays. Tegile partners can experience levels of service and margin long gone from their current Compellent relationships. Additional incentives include a buyback of existing Compellent hardware based on the value of the equipment. Details of all current channel offers are available at Tegile's secure partner portal.
"For less than the cost of a Dell Compellent hardware refresh, organizations are increasingly upgrading their storage systems to the feature-rich Tegile storage array instead," said Rob Commins, VP Marketing of Tegile Systems. "Zebi flash-driven arrays have every critical feature included, and because of our dedupe and compression, users get 75% more capacity than they would have paid for. Dell customers and channel partners alike can benefit from a switch to a better, less expensive option that our Zebi arrays provide."
About Tegile Systems
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. With Tegile's Zebi line of hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing a family of arrays that is significantly faster than all hard disk-based arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays.
Tegile's patented MASS technology accelerates the Zebi's performance and enables on-the-fly de-duplication and compression of data so each Zebi has a usable capacity far greater than its raw capacity. Tegile's award-winning technology solutions enable customers to better address the requirements of server virtualization, virtual desktop integration and database integration than other offerings. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, Tegile arrays are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable. They come complete with built-in auto-snapshot, auto-replication, near-instant recovery, onsite or offsite failover, and virtualization management features. Additional information is available at http://www.tegile.com. Follow Tegile on Twitter @tegile.
Dan Miller, JPR Communications
818-884-8282, ext. 13
WIRED Store in New York City to Showcase olloclip 4-in-1 and Telephoto iPhone Lenses
Get the Most Out of Holiday Photos and Videos This Season at WIRED Store's Hottest Gear for 2013 Holiday Gift Giving
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- olloclipÂ® (http://www.olloclip.com), the creator of easy-to-use mobile photography tools, announced today that its award-winning Telephoto lens and 4-IN-1 photo lens for the iPhone 4/4s and 5/5s and iPod touch 5(th) generations will be showcased at the annual WIRED Store in New York City, the ultimate holiday and VIP social retail experience.
olloclip photo lenses help you get the most of out of your holiday photos and videos. It also makes for a great gift for others to outfit their smartphones with this set of add-on camera lenses. Weighing less than an ounce, it's a great compact lens kit designed for smartphone photographers who want to broaden their picture taking capabilities.
The latest olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone photo lens puts four lenses in one small package that's lightweight and compact enough to fit in a pocket, not to mention a Christmas stocking. It gives you fisheye and wide-angle lenses, great for capturing fun family shots and beautiful winter landscapes. And when you unscrew those lenses, you'll find two macro lenses (one offering 10x magnification, the other 15x), which are perfect for the fine details of a tree ornament and snowflakes. Available for $70.
The olloclip Telephoto Lens for iPhone and iPod touch users delivers 2x optical magnification so you can get twice as close to what you're capturing. The Circular Polarizing Lens (included) helps reduce reflections and makes colors truer to life. Available for only $100.
Shoppers can experience the olloclip 4-IN-1 and Telephoto photo lenses first hand at the WIRED Store. Located at 353 West 14th Street (near 9th Avenue) in New York City, the WIRED Store is open Tuesday through Sunday, December 4th through 22nd from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The exclusive collection of holiday must-have's can also be viewed at http://store.wired.com.
"olloclip's iPhone lenses are perfect gifts for year-round use. They give people the creative options to take their mobile photos and videos even further," said Patrick O'Neill, CEO and founder of olloclip. "We're excited to be among the innovative products chosen by WIRED for this year's holiday wonderland and to share our rapidly expanding line of mobile photography tools."
olloclip products can be purchased at the Wired Store in NYC, Apple stores worldwide, Best Buy and Target locations nationwide or at http://www.olloclip.com.
The olloclipÂ® brand is synonymous with creativity in your pocket -- olloclip products give amateur and professional photographers alike the ability to use the iPhone to capture and share what was previously impossible -- easily, spontaneously and artistically. With olloclip, one's mobile phone becomes a window to the world, and mobile photography/videography enters a whole new realm of possibility. For more information about olloclip, visit olloclip.com.
RSNA Partners with TEMIS to Deliver Smarter Content to its Global Community of Radiologists
OAK BROOK, Illinois and NEW YORK, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Radiological Society of North America to Deploy TEMIS's Luxid(R) Content
Enrichment Platform to Enhance its Members' Experience across its Digital Products and
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA(R)), the leading international society
of radiologists, medical physicists and other medical professionals, today announced it
has signed a strategic Software as a Service (SaaS) agreement with TEMIS, the provider of
Semantic Content Enrichment solutions who received the 2013 CODiE Award for Best Semantic
Solution with Luxid(R).
RSNA hosts the world's premier radiology forum, drawing over 55,000 attendees annually
to McCormick Place in Chicago, and publishes two flagship peer-reviewed journals:
Radiology, the highest-impact scientific journal in the field, and RadioGraphics, the only
journal dedicated to continuing education in radiology.
RSNA will use Luxid(R) Content Enrichment Platform to provide its 53,000 members with
an enhanced search and navigation experience within and across its Journal, Education and
Scientific content. "Among RSNA's goals for semantic enrichment of its content through
Luxid(R) are the application of our lexicon, RadLex, and surfacing additional related
content from all RSNA resources to journal users," said Roberta Arnold, Assistant
Executive Director for Publications & Communications, RSNA.
Specifically, RSNA will embed Luxid(R) within its Atypon Literatum ePublishing
platform to power automated tagging, categorization and linking of its Journal content.
RSNA will also deploy Luxid(R) on the myRSNA knowledge portal that hosts a broad variety
of content including journals, education and certification materials, as well as
conference proceedings. TEMIS will produce rich metadata on RSNA content assets by
leveraging its off-the-shelf extraction components as well as RSNA's own taxonomy, RadLex.
"TEMIS is proud to welcome RSNA in its growing community of customers," said Guillaume
Mazieres, Executive Vice President, North America and Worldwide Publishing, TEMIS. "The
combination of RSNA's high-quality content assets with our semantic enrichment
capabilities will help them deliver more targeted and contextual content to their
Based on patented and award-winning natural language processing technologies, Luxid(R)
Content Enrichment Platform meets the needs of organizations to better structure, manage
and exploit their unstructured content. Luxid(R) includes domain-specific extractors
called Skill Cartridges(R) to extract relevant information from unstructured text and
semantically enrich it with metadata that reveals its content. This enables Publishers to
efficiently package and deliver differentiated and compelling information products to
their audience, and helps Enterprises to intelligently archive, manage, analyze, discover
and share increasing volumes of information.
About the Radiological Society of North America
The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is an association of more than 53,000
radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting
excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and
technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill.
TEMIS helps organizations structure, manage and exploit their unstructured information
assets. Its flagship platform, Luxid(R), identifies and extracts targeted information to
semantically enrich content with domain-specific metadata. This helps organizations to
intelligently archive, manage, package, deliver, access and analyze increasing volumes of
Founded in 2000, TEMIS operates in the United States, Canada, UK, France and Germany,
and is represented worldwide through its network of certified partners.
TEMIS' innovative solutions have attracted the business of leading organizations such
as AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science), Agence France-Presse, BASF,
Bayer Pharma, Bloomberg BNA, BNP Paribas, Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut, Elsevier, EMC,
Europol, French Ministry of Defence, French Ministry of Finance, Gannett, Karger, Invest
in France Agency, Les Echos, Merck KGaA, Nature Publishing Group, Novartis, OECD, PSA
Peugeot-Citroen, Sanofi, Simon & Schuster, Springer Science+Business Media, The
McGraw-Hill Companies, Thieme, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Volkswagen and Wiley.
Replenish Power-Hungry iPads and Tablets with mophie's powerstation XL
External Battery Pack Offers Simultaneous Charging at High Speeds
TUSTIN, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- mophie(TM), the number one selling battery case manufacturer in North America, announced today the newest addition to its juice pack universal line, the powerstation XL. Representing the "bigger brother" to the powerstation duo, the 12,000mAh battery pack is a mobile powerhouse featuring a compact, easy-to-carry design with dual USB outputs capable of simultaneously bringing back to life two iPads or tablets at lightning-fast speeds.
"mophie's line of external batteries offer consumers a versatile range of mobile power solutions to meet every type of consumer demand, from the one-device to the multi-device user," said Ross Howe, vice president of marketing at mophie. "The powerstation XL is engineered to charge the newest iPads at optimum speeds and deliver on-demand battery life when consumers need it the most, alleviating the stress of a dead battery and the time needed to recharge it."
The powerstation XL retails for $129.95 and is available now on mophie.com. It features improved conversion efficiency, making it the fastest-charging device in mophie's lineup. Additional key features of the powerstation XL include:
-- High Speed Charging--Dual USB ports crank out power at 2.1 amps each,
allowing users to charge two iPads or tablets at the same, or a tablet
and smartphone. The battery pack also boasts a micro USB output for
plugging in the included micro USB cable for on-the-go charging
-- Powerful Defenses--Built-in short circuit protection will keep the
device safe from excess jolts of power, while overcharge and temperature
protection will prevent the battery from overheating
-- Elegant Design--Measuring 2.8 in. wide, 4.5 in. long and 0.91 in. tall,
the top and bottom surfaces are coated in a soft-touch black or glossy
white finishes, while the edges are etched in a sleek, stainless steel
-- LED Battery Status Indicator--A small power button located on the outer
metal band activates the LED power indicator, telling users how much
battery is left or how much time remains. Four LEDs means full steam
For more information regarding the powerstation XL and mophie's entire juice pack universal line of products, please visit http://www.mophie.com.
mophie, the number one selling battery case in North America, is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer that empowers the mobile world to do more. Widely acclaimed for innovative mobile solutions, mophie is the proud developer of the juice pack, the first ever mobile battery case certified by Apple Inc. mophie products are recognized for style and engineered for performance, providing a seamless integration of hardware, software and design. mophie has operations in California, Michigan, Netherlands, Hong Kong and China. mophie products are available in more than 60 countries, and can be found in Apple stores, Apple.com, Best Buy, Verizon and AT&T stores, Sprint, and other leading retailers. Visit mophie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@mophie).
LATISTA(TM) Brings BIM to the iPad for Optimum Project Collaboration
New solution to be unveiled at the Autodesk University 2013 Conference.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura(Â®) Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced today that LATISTA Technologies, a Textura solution and leader in field management solutions for construction, is introducing BIM for the iPad, to be unveiled at the Autodesk University 2013 Conference.
LATISTA has taken the use of building information models (BIM) in the field to the next level by introducing its BIM solution for the iPad. LATISTA with BIM is integrated into the already award-winning LATISTA cloud and mobile solution. This new solution renders models rapidly and allows users to easily navigate, interact with, and launch workflows from a model right in the field. Watch a demonstration here or for live demonstrations, visit the LATISTA booth (# 2007) at the Autodesk University 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, NV, from December 3rd through 5th.
Users can publish Autodesk BIM models to the LATISTA Cloud and then these models can be synchronized to iPads for use in the field. LATISTA with BIM unlocks the data within the model, giving crews access to the information they need right at their fingertips to complete their work to the highest possible standards of quality. A user can virtually walk into a room in the 3D model, locate a piece of equipment, touch it, see all of the information associated with it, and launch a workflow.
"Our goal is to eliminate obstacles for our field users. To do this, the LATISTA with BIM solution needed to render models super-fast, be easy to interact with, and be powerful enough to generate mission-critical workflows. We truly believe that LATISTA offers the best-in-class BIM in the field solution," said Chris Ramsey, President of LATISTA-Textura. "LATISTA with BIM will enable project teams to even further improve quality and eliminate delays, providing an even higher return-on-investment for our customers."
Field personnel can drill down into systems and equipment to find schematics, photos, and operations and maintenance manuals; view a log of any issues recorded against the item; and view in?progress and completed inspections. LATISTA with BIM saves projects' time, which saves money.
"LATISTA with BIM gives our users information they didn't previously have access to in the field. We are resolving conflicts more quickly and more smoothly, which keeps our project on schedule," said Brant Fischer, project solutions consultant with Messer Construction (LATISTA beta program user).
With this new release, LATISTA continues to deliver market-leading field management collaboration solutions that lower costs, reduce rework, and eliminate delays.
Unparalleled in the industry, LATISTA's mobile and cloud software delivers market-leading field management solutions for construction. LATISTA's current customers include Fortune 100 capital project owners and top 100 general construction and engineering firms. LATISTA's customers attest that their use of LATISTA has led them to higher quality production, lower costs and reduced legal and financial risks. http://www.latista.com
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle - from takeoff, estimating, design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals, LEED(Â®) management and payment - on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. http://www.texturacorp.com
Ball Aerospace Completes Primary Structure for JPSS-1
First Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft on schedule for 2017 launch
BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has achieved a pivotal milestone for assuring continuity of the nation's future weather and storm forecasting by completing the primary bus structure of the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1). JPSS-1 is the follow-on in a series of next generation satellites and is scheduled for launch in early 2017.
Procured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), JPSS-1 will continue the observations now provided by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite, also built by Ball and launched in 2011. The continuity these satellites provide on orbit is critical for ensuring the nation's ability to accurately predict severe weather.
"We remain ahead of schedule in meeting our milestones," said Cary Ludtke, vice president and general manager for Ball's Operational Space business unit. "JPSS-1 will operationalize the advanced technologies currently being demonstrated on Suomi NPP, and with the satellite's core structure complete, we can now push on to assembly, integration and test as we prepare for instrument integration in November 2014."
JPSS will fly a suite of advanced technology remote-sensing instruments that includes:
-- Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS)
-- Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS)
-- Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS)
-- Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)
-- Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES)
Ball is under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to design and build the JPSS-1 satellite bus, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, integrate all instruments, and perform satellite-level testing and launch support.
JPSS-1 will provide essential data for civil and military weather-forecasting, storm tracking, and climate-monitoring. The data from JPSS-1 will be used by the National Weather Service in models for forecasts three to seven days ahead of a severe weather event. This weather forecasting will allow scientists and forecasters to monitor and predict weather patterns with greater speed and accuracy, while also giving emergency managers and the public time to prepare.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information, visit http://www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 15,000 people worldwide and reported 2012 sales of more than $8.7 billion. For more information, visit http://www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates, " "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at http://www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.
Securonix Announces The World's First Access Scanner
Solution Available for FREE Download
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Securonix, the leader in Security Analytics, announced the new product release of "Access Scanner" which automatically identifies and helps remove high-risk access in critical business applications and systems. Access Scanner uses advanced peer group and outlier analytics to detect high-risk access that can be used in access certification and access request processes. "Our customers are certifying the top 2% - 5% of the riskiest access and seeing up to a 80% access revocation while drastically cutting the compliance burden on the business. The solution can be setup in a matter of days with no business involvement", says Sachin Nayyar, Founder and CEO of Securonix. The product is available now as a free download from the Securonix website.
Increasingly, access control is the last line of defense against both internal and external attacks. With millions of access privileges to manage across thousands of users and hundreds of applications, organizations continue to struggle with rubberstamping practices in their certification process and very cumbersome access request processes. Securonix provides an innovative, fast and cost effective way to reduce the risk associated with access and meeting compliance requirements.
Access Scanner integrates with every major IAM and identity access governance product while connecting natively to major business applications and systems for delivering a continuous stream of access risk intelligence.
"We had the Access Scanner deployed in our environment and generating results in less than one hour," says Raz Glazer, Director of Managed Services at Clarizen, a rapidly growing cloud-based enterprise work collaboration software company. "We immediately were able to expand upon our ability to make sure that only employees in specific roles have access to our sensitive information. With the rapid growth that our company is experiencing, keeping track of access entitlements can be challenging. The Access Scanner eliminates this challenge for us."
"Managing access in today's large complex enterprise applications requires a new approach not entirely dependent on the business to manually identify high-risk access. Companies need security intelligence to automatically and continuously identify what is high-risk access so they can focus and streamline their access management processes from requests through certification. At Securonix our whole focus is delivering this security intelligence capability and the release of Access Scanner is our way of demonstrating the ease and power of the technology" said Tanuj Gulati, Founder and CTO of Securonix.
Securonix is working to radically transform all areas of data security with actionable security intelligence. Our purpose-built advanced security analytics technology mines, enriches, analyzes, scores and visualizes customer data into actionable intelligence on the highest risk threats from within and outside their environment. Using signature-less anomaly detection techniques that track users, account, and system behavior Securonix is able to automatically and accurately detect the most advanced data security and fraud attacks. Globally customers are using Securonix to address the most basic and complex needs around threat detection and monitoring, high privileged activity monitoring, enterprise and web fraud detection, application risk monitoring, and access risk management.
Stellar Unveils Version 6 of Its Popular Recovery Tool 'Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery'
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Bee Ware Introduces the First Integrated Solution to Protect Microsoft SharePoint, Lync and Outlook Web App Servers
PARIS, December 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Bee Ware i-Suite for Microsoft Collaboration Solutions enables enterprises to secure
all sites and applications created with Microsoft SharePoint. It also protects against any
threat related to the usage of Lync and Outlook Web App services.
Today, more than four out of five large companies use SharePoint as their enterprise
collaboration platform. But the latest Emedia study shows that 65% of these companies have
no security policy in place for their SharePoint platforms and this is now one of the key
vulnerabilities being exploited by malicious users.
These collaboration servers now handle such a large share of critical business
information that the risks are literally skyrocketing. These include web intrusions
(internal or external), unauthorized access to documents, compromised web applications or
documents made unavailable.
Bee Ware i-Suite, a solution that instantly secures Microsoft Collaboration servers
i-Suite 5.5 for SharePoint, Lync and Outlook Web App is a unique solution that ensures
the availability and integrity of documents and exchanges at any time.
i-Suite 5.5 for Microsoft Collaboration Solutions can be deployed instantly through a
wide range of configuration and ready-to-use templates. Existing security policies can be
easily optimized and standard environments can be secured out of the box.
Zact Mobile adds ZTE Awe(TM) and Kicks Off Holiday Sale on CyberMonday
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zact Mobile, the no contract smart mobile service, today announced the addition of the ZTE Awe to its continually evolving line-up of smartphone devices. In addition, Zact lowered its prices on its entire line-up of no contract smartphones to kick off the holiday season, for a limited time.
The Awe is a full-featured Android smartphone available at a budget friendly price of $89, a discount from its regular price of $149. The Awe has the Android 4.1 operating system, and features a 4.0" inch capacitive touch screen display and a 5.0 megapixel camera. This device is available on Zact.com on no-contract with customizable plans that start as low as $3.49 per month.
"We think the Awe is ideal for families who want the convenience of having of a smartphone at an entry-level price point. It also makes for a great child phone or teen cell phone," said Mak Azadi, SVP of Operations for ItsOn, parent company of Zact. "Together with a completely customizable Zact Mobile plan, you'll get a great device with the most flexible and affordable service around."
All other smartphones offered on Zact.com are available at a holiday discount, including:
-- Samsung Galaxy SIII, was $449, now $325
-- Samsung Prevail, was $239, now $159
-- Samsung Victory, was $239, now $179
-- LG Viper, was $199, now $149
-- ZTE Awe, was $149, now $89
With Zact, customers eliminate the need for complicated pricing schemes and lengthy wireless contracts. Customers can easily and quickly select almost any increment of voice, text and data independently of one another. Plans are adjustable right from a Zact-enabled device. There's no need to worry about unused minutes or data with Zact's Never Overpay Guarantee since money is credited back to a user's account if they've bought too big of a plan. With Zact, any plan is sharable - there is no limit to the number of Zact-enabled devices that can be added to an account. Outside of a nominal $4.99 line charge per each device, there are no additional fees and no need to buy a separate plan. In addition, built-in parental controls allow users to easily set curfews, and restrict apps, browsing and contacts on a child's phone right from the parent's phone. It's like having a remote control over the child's phone.
Zact was recently awarded a 'Seal of Approval' from The National Parenting Center, the largest parent advocacy group in the U.S. Zact smartphones and services are available for purchase from Zact.com and also at Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the U.S.
ItsOn was formed by world leading pioneers in the wireless field to fundamentally change how mobile services are delivered and consumed. ItsOn created the Smart Services(TM) revolution four years ago with a cloud-based software solution to help mobile service providers enhance their network by enabling more flexible and dynamic service delivery options. ItsOn introduced its direct to consumer service, Zact, to create the industry's first smart wireless service with direct control and flexibility right on the device. The company is privately-held and headquartered in Redwood City, and is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Ag Investors, SV Angel, Verizon, Vodafone, and Best Buy. For more information, please visit http://www.itsoninc.com.
Volvo Car Group Initiates a World Unique Swedish Pilot Project with Self-driving Cars on Public Roads
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Volvo Cars will play a leading role in the world's first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.
The ground-breaking project 'Drive Me - Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility' is a joint initiative between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and the City of Gothenburg. Project 'Drive Me' is endorsed by the Swedish Government.
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The aim is to pinpoint the societal benefits of autonomous driving and position Sweden and Volvo Cars as leaders in the development of future mobility.
"Autonomous vehicles are an integrated part of Volvo Cars' as well as the Swedish government's vision of zero traffic fatalities. This public pilot represents an important step towards this goal," says Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Car Group. "It will give us an insight into the technological challenges at the same time as we get valuable feedback from real customers driving on public roads."
The pilot will involve self-driving cars using approximately 50 kilometres of selected roads in and around Gothenburg. These roads are typical commuter arteries and include motorway conditions and frequent queues. The project also includes fully automated parking, without a driver in the car.
'Drive Me' will commence in 2014 and the first cars are expected to be on the roads in Gothenburg by 2017.
Recognising that growing urbanisation continues to put pressure on transport systems in and around urban areas all over the world, 'Drive Me' addresses the need to join forces in the quest for a sustainable society and mobility.
"Sweden has developed unique co-operation between the authorities, the industry and the academic community. This has resulted in a world-leading position in traffic safety. Autonomous vehicles and a smarter infrastructure will bring us another step closer to even safer traffic and an improved environment. It will also contribute to new jobs and new opportunities in Sweden," says Catharina Elmsater-Svard, the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure.
Self-driving vehicles can contribute to reducing infrastructure investments and enrich city life in other ways, such as by reducing emissions, and improving air quality and traffic safety.
Autonomous driving will fundamentally change the way we look at driving cars, as you can plan your drive with a mix of autonomous and active driving. This makes the journey more time-efficient. You can safely interact via phone or tablets or simply choose to relax.
"The self-driving technology used in the pilot allows you to hand over the driving to the car when the circumstances are appropriate," says Hakan Samuelsson.
The 100 Volvo cars will be new models developed on the upcoming Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), which is prepared for the continuous introduction of new support and safety systems all the way to technologies that enable highly autonomous drive. First out will be the all-new Volvo XC90, which will be introduced in 2014.
Wearable Electronics Market on Track to Exceed $8 Billion in 2013
LONDON, December 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The consumer wearable electronics segment - comprising wireless and smartwatches,
activity trackers, wearable GPS, heart rate monitors and smartglasses - is experiencing a
period of rapid growth with a forecast value of over $8 billion in 2013, according to the
latest research from Futuresource Consulting.
"Many wearable devices are currently companion devices to other smart devices, in
particular smartphones," says Oliver Rowntree, Research Analyst at Futuresource
Consulting. "It's likely this will largely remain the case over the forecast period."
"Fitness devices are by far the most mature market, making up 97% of the projected
value in 2013, though this will fall dramatically as smartwatch and smartglasses
categories develop and products ship with embedded sensors that track and analyse
movements and activity, cannibalising some the functionality of dedicated fitness
"The connected watch category will be the most significant growth area within wearable
technology over the forecast period and Futuresource projects a combined wireless watch
and smartwatch market of around 0.9 million units in 2013, with more than 60% of this
accounted for by smartwatches."
Smartwatch growth will be driven by new entrants into the market, both from CE
manufacturers - as companies such as Apple and LG move into smartwatches - and from watch
companies which will integrate smart features into their devices.
Smartglasses are the least established wearable category covered in this new report,
as no products are currently commercially available. Futuresource therefore anticipates
that the market for smartglasses will first emerge in 2014, when Google Glass will be
According to the research, Futuresource forecasts that in 2014 there will be less than
one million smartglasses sold, growing to almost seven million by 2017, with a total
retail value closing in on two billion dollars. This assumes the entrance into the market
of a large number of key CE brands by 2015, though uptake will initially be limited to a
fairly niche, tech-savvy portion of consumers.
"One significant question with smartglasses is the degree of autonomy the devices will
have - whether they will be devices that are paired with another or whether they will be
standalone," says Rowntree. "Furthermore, unless wearable devices develop to fulfil much
of the function of other devices such as smartphones, uptake will be more limited in
emerging markets. As with specialist fitness wearables, without the functionality of
smartphones they are relatively niche luxury products."
Looking at the bigger picture, the wearable electronics segment will continue to
expand as consumer awareness and acceptance take hold, and Futuresource research pegs the
market at a value of around $20 billion by 2017.
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Callaway Golf Introduces The Big Bertha And Big Bertha Alpha Drivers
CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) announced two new drivers for the 2014 season, Big Bertha and Big Bertha Alpha. The iconic Big Bertha brand name is synonymous with innovation, technology and performance leadership, and these new products deliver. The Big Bertha Driver debuts the company's Adjustable Perimeter Weighting technology, an innovative sliding weight that can be moved around the perimeter of the driver head to help individuals produce longer, straighter drives. The Big Bertha Alpha Driver is thefirst driver to enable independent adjustments of four significant performance characteristics to promote distance: loft, lie, Center of Gravity (draw) bias, and - most innovatively - Center of Gravity height.
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Both drivers will be available at golf retailers nationwide in February 2014.
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Bounce your way to victory with Papa Pear Saga on mobile - the latest cross-platform game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga
King's super wacky puzzler launches on iOS and Android
LONDON and NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready, steady, bounce! King, the world's leading casual games company and creator of the critically-acclaimed Candy Crush Saga, has announced that its hugely popular Facebook game Papa Pear Saga is now available on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and Android devices.
Papa Pear Saga, the next game in a series of hits from King, is free-to-play and launches on mobile with 120 exciting levels across eight episodes. The mobile version of the game seamlessly synchronises with Facebook so players can progress, unlock new levels and access leaderboards across multiple platforms. And, like all King games, it's perfectly 'snackable' so can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.
So, crash-helmets on, goggles at the ready, and prepare to be transported to a wonderfully wacky world of fruity pegs, acorns and crazy chillies! Papa Pear Saga challenges players to skillfully fire Papa Pear shots into a selection of barrels, while evading a tricky maze of obstacles. Making each Papa Pear shot count is vital as players are challenged to hit as many objects as they can throughout the course of each level to generate further points within the game.
"Papa Pear Saga has been phenomenally successful on Facebook where it is currently played by nearly 15 million people each month (AppData Nov 13)," says Tommy Palm, Games Guru at King. "It's a game that's instantly playable and, like everything we do, has been designed to bring a smile to people's faces. Candy CrushSaga may continue to be one of the most successful games on mobile platforms, however we're keen to offer our players even more ways to have fun on their mobiles and we can't wait to see the reaction to Papa Pear Saga."
Papa Pear saga is available to download for free now on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) and on Google Play for Android.
King is the world leader in cross-platform, bite-sized games, with more than 1 billion gameplays per day globally. King offers 150 exclusive games in 14 languages through mobile, Facebook and the website http://www.king.com. The company has offices in Barcelona, Bucharest, London, Malta, Malmo, San Francisco and Stockholm. For more information, visit http://about.king.com.
New Image Enhancement Driver Incorporated into the Award-Winning Fujitsu "fi-Series" Scanner Product Line
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced the release of PaperStream IP (PSIP), a new intelligent image enhancement driver designed for its high-performance "fi-series" document imaging scanner line. Combined with Fujitsu scanners, PaperStream IP delivers a powerful image correction solution allowing documents to quickly and easily be converted into exceptionally clean images, giving organizations the ability to maximize automation, productivity and efficiency throughout their document capture processes.
PaperStream IP is equipped with both a TWAIN and ISIS interface to seamlessly integrate with the myriad of scanning applications on the market today. Its robust image enhancement capabilities accelerate optical character recognition (OCR) and reduce re-scan and driver adjustments without any sacrifice to scanner speed. Additionally, PSIP can easily be deployed to a fleet of scanners via the Fujitsu Scanner Central Admin, providing the ultimate control over the document capture process and reducing downtime.
"Fujitsu has established itself as the document imaging leader by providing the best hardware and software solutions on the market today," said Scott Francis, senior vice president of marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "PaperSteam IP provides our customers with another powerful and intuitive image enhancement solution that seamlessly integrates with our fi-series scanners to help organizations boost their document capture productivity and create long-term ROI."
Built on decades of technology refinement, PaperStream IP improves on numerous industry enhancement features while bringing many other specialized features to market such as edge repair fills in torn and ripped paper, multi-stream capability for fast output of different color formats simultaneously without slowing down scans, and blur correction for smooth dot matrix print and better OCR and reproduction. Additional features of PSIP include:
-- Preset Profiles: With a simple selection of black and white, color or
auto-color, the driver's defaults provide perfect images utilizing
advanced features such as auto orientation, blank page removal, deskew,
and hole punch removal. Setup time is also kept to a minimum.
-- Assisted Scanning: In the rare instances when a document's background is
not automatically cleaned up, the Assisted Scan takes the guesswork out
of document clean up by providing nine distinct cleaned up images. Users
simply select the image that looks best. There is no need for technical
prowess or the driver.
-- Real-Time Preview: For complex documents that require their own
specialized profiles, the Real-Time Preview functionality eliminates the
need to rescan documents as changes are immediately made.
-- Fast Scanning: Having a small usage footprint of approximately 100MB,
PSIP takes advantage of the PC's multicore processor to perform powerful
cleanup without compromising throughput. PaperStream IP also provides
64-bit support for the latest generation of advanced scanning
-- Patch & Barcode Recognition: In conjunction with scanning applications,
PSIP recognizes all of the most common patch codes including, 1-4, 6 &
T, as well as both one and two dimensional barcodes such as Code 3 of 9,
Code 128 and QR Code, allowing users to prepare and organize batches for
faster electronic filing.
Industry Support for Fujitsu PaperStream IP
"PaperStream IP provides a giant step forward in transparent document image enhancement. End users get 'better than the original' document images without the hassle of complex scanner driver installation, configuration, and support."
- Tom Bojarski, president and CEO, EchoStone Inc., a global provider of document management, imaging, and capture solutions
"PaperStream IP is a great alternative to other image optimization software currently in the market. The software is easy to install, simple to configure, and very effective. My documents have never looked so clean."
- Wadih Pazos, senior vice president of development, PaperSave, a leading provider of document management, electronic workflow & transaction (invoice and gift) automation solutions
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the document imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning and internal network security solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business issues and streamline operations. With a technology portfolio that also includes best in class network security appliance solutions, Fujitsu looks to provide organizations with an easy way to monitor and prevent threats from the inside out. For more information about Fujitsu document imaging, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa, and for network security solutions and services, visit http://www.inetsecsmartfinder.com.
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G'Five Selects Broadcom Quad-Core Turnkey Platform for New Android Smartphone
Features 5.7 inch HD Display, 13 MP Camera with Flash and Advanced Wireless Connectivity
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that G'Five, a leading consumer electronics company and OEM in China, has selected Broadcom's quad-core HSPA+ smartphone platform for its new WG5701 Android smartphone. With the integrated capabilities available in Broadcom's complete platform, such as advanced VideocoreÂ® multimedia, market leading Wi-Fi and multi network satellite positioning technology, G'Five has delivered an affordable smartphone boasting an array of advanced wireless connectivity technologies and features. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
According to a recent report from The GfK Group, the sale of smartphones in Southeast Asia grew 61 percent in the past year. Much of that growth was driven by the availability of affordable smartphones priced between $100 to $200 US dollars(1). G'Five's WG5701 capacitive touch smartphone, powered by the Broadcom smartphone platform, provides consumers with a 1.2-GHz quad core processor, 5.7" HD (1280x720) IPS display, rear 13 megapixel (MP) camera with flash, front 3 MP camera capabilities, and 2G/3G dual SIM dual standby-all at an affordable price point.
"Our customers are demanding distinctively designed, multimedia-rich smartphones that will enhance their quality of life without adversely affecting their wallets," said Zhang Zhixue, G'Five Chief Executive Officer. "The integrated capabilities of Broadcom's platform deliver the graphics-rich multimedia experience and performance at a price consumers want. Our customers can now easily stream and share video, photos and gaming applications on a larger display, and more easily multitask; significantly enhancing their user experience."
"In the China smartphone market, where affordability is the primary driver for smartphone growth, today's OEMs require a complete turnkey solution to speed their Android smartphone production, while minimizing overall development cost," said Michael Civiello, Broadcom Senior Director, Mobile Platform Solutions. "Our integrated turnkey smartphone platform is enabling companies like G'Five to bring the benefits of wireless technology to the masses by delivering compelling products with the latest advances in wireless connectivity at a low price point."
Key Features of Broadcom's Smartphone Platform
-- HSPA+ 1.2-GHz quad-core processor
-- Provides superior computing power at an affordable price point
-- VideoCoreÂ® multimedia support for an immersive multimedia
-- Low power Dual SIM / Dual Standby to enable simultaneous monitoring
of 2 separate networks
-- RF Transceiver
-- Highly integrated RF cellular transceiver for multi-mode
(EDGE/GPRS/GSMÂ® and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA) and multi-band
(850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz) applications
-- Power Management IC
-- Two fully integrated, programmable, step-down switching regulators
with overcurrent and overvoltage protection
-- Six high-performance programmable Low Dropout (LDO) regulators with
-- Connectivity Combo Chip
-- Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity
-- Single-stream IEEE 802.11n support for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels
provides PHY layer rates up to 150 Mbps for typical upper-layer
throughput in excess of 90 Mbps
-- Multi-constellation GNSS Location Chip
-- Multi-constellation capability collects data from four satellite
-- Faster signal searches and more accurate real-time navigation
The G'Five WG5701 Android smartphone is now available.
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(1) The GfK Group, May 2013
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Marvell Continues 4G LTE Leadership with the Launch of Yulong Coolpad's High-Performance Smartphone Certified by China Mobile
Marvell's 4G LTE modem solution enables the production of Yulong Coolpad's 8736 smartphone and is among the first 4G LTE smartphones certified by China Mobile
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today announced the continuation of its 4G LTE leadership with the launch of Yulong Coolpad's high-performance smartphone certified by China Mobile. Marvell's 4G LTE modem solution enables the production of Yulong Coolopad's 8736 smartphone and is among the first 4G LTE smartphones certified by China Mobile. Marvell has been a leading provider of advanced Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) technology for China Mobile and now delivers its latest Time Division Long-term Evolution (TD-LTE) solution, with its ARMADAÂ® PXA1802 platform. Marvell's power efficient dual link solution helps China Mobile migrate its service from 3G to 4G LTE with minimal impact to its network infrastructure. Yulong's first China Mobile-certified 4G LTE smartphone, the Yulong Coolpad 8736 based on Marvell's solution, caters to mass-market consumers and now shipping to China Mobile's subscribers. "I believe this coming year is a big year for 4G LTE deployment for the global mass market. I am extremely excited to see China Mobile's leadership in 4G LTE technology and Yulong Coolpad launching a 4G LTE smartphone with Marvell in China. This is a major milestone in our collaboration with global operators and OEMs to empower the world's consumers with high performance 4G LTE products," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very proud to see our effort and innovation in our advanced 4G LTE solution which has made a number of significant contributions to the high-tech industry. I would like to congratulate Yulong Coolpad for successfully launching this product to address the growing mass market for 4G LTE, and I am very thankful to the passionate and dedicated Yulong Coolpad and Marvell engineering teams for their hard work and dedication."
From making the world's first voice over TD-LTE call to completing carrier certification in the largest mobile operators in North America and Asia, Marvell has been an integral part in the increased development of China's 4G LTE and rapid growth of the smartphone market in China. Specifically for the 8736 smartphone, Yulong Coolpad selected Marvell for the company's leadership and support in delivering solutions that enable global consumers the cost and performance benefits that LTE mobile connectivity provides. Marvell continues to deliver solutions that accelerate the accessibility of LTE devices and promotes global mass market penetration - with China Mobile-certified devices - the country's biggest carrier.
The Yulong Coolpad 8736 features Marvell's ARMADA PXA1802 modem+ PMIC components, as well as the Marvell's 88rf838 TD transceiver. It also features a 5.0-inch 720P LCD, 4GB EMMC + 1GB DDR, an 8M back camera + 0.3M front camera and the Android 4.2 operating system.
"As a global tier one smartphone manufacturer, Yulong Coolpad is committed to promoting the development of the TD-LTE industry. We are proud that the Coolpad 8736 has become one of the first LTE smartphones certified by China Mobile," said Mr. Zhang Guangqiang, Vice President of Yulong Coolpad. "Marvell's industry leading TD-LTE solutions and its superior technical support make the company an excellent partner for our smartphones. I am very thankful for the innovation, dedication, and contributions of the Yulong Coolpad and Marvell global engineering teams. We look forward to further expanding our successful collaboration with Marvell and introducing more new LTE smartphones that offer consumers a powerful performance, a premium design and the highest quality."
About the Marvell ARMADA Mobile PXA1802 LTE Modem
The Marvell PXA1802 multimode 4G LTE modem chipset supports next generation LTE standards with Category 4 150Mbps (megabits-per-second) downlink throughput and Release 8 TD-SCDMA HSPA+, Marvell PXA1802 integrates all of 2G, 3G and 4G mobile broadband modem technologies on a single chip, fully backward compatible with current China TD-SCDMA network and supporting the next generation TDD/FDD network. Combining silicon and cellular expertise for mobile broadband connectivity, the PXA1802 features multiple voice support such as Compared to Circuit-Switch Fallback (CSFB), Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and dual-radio dual link LTE (DRDL). The 1802 LTE thin-modem combines Marvell's leading silicon and cellular expertise to provide the state-of-arts mobile broadband connectivity for multitude of consumer devices, such as, high-performance, low-power smartphones, tablet devices, mobile hotspot devices and laptops. These devices can be used worldwide since they support global access configurations for Time-Division Duplex-Long-Term Evolution (TDD-LTE), Frequency Division Duplex-Long-Term Evolution (FDD-LTE), Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) and Enhanced GPRS (EGPRS).
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions enabling the digital connected lifestyle. From mobile communications to storage, cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery, Marvell's diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world's most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, private and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.
As used in this release, the term "Marvell" refers to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit http://www.Marvell.com.
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The Industry-Academia Partnership Announces Stanford Workshop to Address the Future Technology Demands of the Data Center and Cloud
Technical Presentations by Multiple Academia and Industry Leaders to Run in Parallel with Career Fair on December 6 at the Computer History Museum
LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Industry-Academia Partnership (IAP) announced the 2013 Stanford Workshop at The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California with the theme "Meeting the Future Needs of the Data Center and Cloud". The IAP is a new association formed to address the revolutionary changes required for the underlying hardware and software as multi-core compute, storage and networking converge for the future data center and cloud.
Workshop Organizers include Professor Christos Kozyrakis of Stanford University, Paul Rad of Rackspace, and Dr. Jim Ballingall, IAP Executive Director.
Speakers from industry and academia will describe their research and development efforts underway to meet the future needs of the data center and cloud. Speakers from industry include Brocade, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, OpenStack, Rackspace, Samsung, Sandisk, and Ubuntu.
In addition to Stanford, multiple universities are participating, including Carnegie Mellon, Santa Clara University, SFSU, SJSU, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, and USF. Students are drawn to IAP Workshops for the high caliber and breadth of the technical speakers and panels, as well as the Career Fair that runs in parallel, offering opportunities to land internships and full-time professional jobs in the cloud arena.
Keynotes will be delivered by:
-- Professor Christos Kozyrakis, Stanford, "Resource Efficient Cloud
-- Professor Onur Mutlu, Carnegie Mellon, "Rethinking Memory System Design
for Data-Intensive Computing"
-- Mukhtiar Shaikh, Brocade, "Network Function Virtualization: The
Architectural Framework for Workload Agility and Deployment Use Cases"
In addition to the presentations on hardware and software technologies, there will be a panel discussion on Cloud resource management strategies and solutions "The Future of Data Center Resource Management: Virtual Machines vs. Containers vs. Bare-metal".
A student poster session and award ceremony for best posters is scheduled for both undergraduate and graduate students to describe their cloud related research projects and findings.
Professor Kozyrakis commented, "The cloud is undergoing huge changes in terms of business models and the supporting architectures and technologies, in both hardware and software. The Stanford-IAP Workshop will provide a forum for researchers from industry and academia to exchange ideas and to spur collaborative work across the entire solution stack."
About the Industry-Academia Partnership: The IAP is an association of university professors, students and industry with the goal being to catalyze new product innovations by bringing together industry and university partners in pursuit of some common data center goals in education, research and product development. The IAP Board of Advisors includes Professor David Brooks of Harvard University, Professor Christos Kozyrakis of Stanford University, Professor Jose Martinez of Cornell University, Professor Onur Mutlu of Carnegie Mellon University, and Professor Daniel Sanchez of MIT. Dr. Jim Ballingall of Ballingall Consulting is the Executive Director. The IAP conducts workshops periodically on university campuses. For further information, visit the IAP website at http://www.Industry-Academia.org and contact the IAP at info@Industry-Academia.org.
CPS Provides the International Strength and Stability of McCusker and Company to their Warranty Customers
Warranty Protection Plans Backed by Decades of Experience, Strength and Excellent Customer Service
COLLEYVILLE, Texas, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies providing extended warranty protection to their customers know that their reputation is on the line when the protection needs to help with a customer purchase. That's why firms like CPS have come to rely on the decades of customer service excellence, professionalism and the strength and stability of McCusker & Company to stand behind their plans.
"There are some new guarantors out there that are trying to compete only on price," said McCusker & Company Chief Executive Officer Will McCusker. "But when it really comes down to taking care of customers with claims, do you want cut-rate service that saves you money or the professionals with dedication to customer service that ensure your valued clients are taken care of when they really need the care? Our international reputation for strength and stability to handle claims is much more important than cheap protection services."
For decades, consumer electronics customers, retailers and manufacturers around the world have come to entrust their extended warranty service care to McCusker & Company, one of the leading worldwide providers of the important after-purchase care service.
McCusker & Company prides itself on creating an affordable solution for any size of retailer that provides their customer peace-of-mind that their service needs will be taken care of professionally when warranty repair work is needed. Their innovative web-based platform makes it easy for the retailer to sell the service and handle the customer claims in a streamlined process.
"We are dedicated to proving the strength of our service to all retailers, including smaller independent and regional retailers," McCusker said. "Why would you outsource this important customer service to a firm that is only a couple of years old?"
About Consumer Priority Service
As a leader and innovator in the field of service plans, Consumer Priority Service consistently exceeds industry standards when it comes to excellence in customer care and services. CPS representatives are comprehensively trained in handling customer's post-sale experience. Consumer Priority Service offers extended warranty coverage for virtually all high-ticket consumer purchases ranging from high-end consumer electronics to computers to major appliances and more.
About McCusker & Company Inc.
Dallas-based McCusker & Company is a leading firm offering custom product protection solutions for a wide variety of consumer and commercial industries. The company specializes in fulfilling the underwriting, licensing, and administration requirements for international warranty and service programs.