High Speed, High Density Cable I/O Solutions from FCI/MergeOptics and Heilind
WILMINGTON, Mass., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Demands for increased network bandwidth and capacity, driven by rapid growth in IP video, Internet and mobile traffic, is challenging design engineers to find cable solutions that deliver increased power, higher speeds and greater density. Heilind Electronics, the largest interconnect distributor in North America, has partnered with FCI to offer MergeOptics products, further expanding its portfolio of high-speed I/O solutions.
"We're excited about being able to offer our customers FCI's MergeOptics product," said Heilind Vice President Alan Clapp. "This provides our customers with more complete I/O innovative solutions to meet their high speed optical needs today and in the future."
FCI/MergeOptics, a manufacturer of active optical cables (AOCs) and optical transceivers, provides high speed I/O interconnect products for various data-communication and telecommunication applications that include X2, XFP, SFP+, QSFP and CXPO form factors and applicable industry standards that include, but not limited to, the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA), FibreChannel, 10G Ethernet and IEE 802.3 specifications.
FCI/MergeOptics' broad product portfolio offers solutions for the optical communication, networking and medical markets and features product that integrates VCSEL based optical components and high performance photo diodes with high frequency electrical circuits to create a compact modules or cable assemblies that are compliant with industry standard optical and electrical interfaces and operate at speeds of 10 Gb/s or higher.
"MergeOptics' leading position in active optical cables further extends FCI's existing high-speed I/O portfolio of passive and active copper solutions," said Pete Curwen, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of FCI - Electronics division.
FCI and Heilind offer complete interconnect link solutions for high speed applications up to 150 Gb/s, requiring qualified passive and active cables (copper and fiber), connectors, cages and optical transceivers. FCI's high speed I/O cable solutions enable higher data transfer rates and I/O density fulfilling the market needs for greater bandwidth, greater density and high reliability. For more information on our high speed product offerings, please visit http://www.heilind.com/products/fci/fci_highspeedIO.asp.
About Heilind Electronics
Founded in 1974, Heilind Electronics, Inc. (http://www.heilind.com) is one of the world's leading distributors of connectors, relays, switches, thermal management & circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire & cable, wiring accessories and insulation & identification products. Heilind has 25 North American sales offices, two automated distribution centers and a highly versatile value-added center. Follow Heilind on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Heilind.
AT&T Enhances Campus Communications With New Messaging Platform
Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T Simplifies Communications for Colleges and Universities
DALLAS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the availability of Rave Campus Messenger, a web-based notification system designed to foster efficient communications within colleges and universities. Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T enables faculty, students, staff and other members of campus communities to send messages to and from a variety of different devices in a simple and cost-effective manner.
With Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T, users can select their preferred communication method, distributing time-sensitive information such as lecture cancellations and payment reminders via text message, email or recorded voice message. The application is ideal for both large and small institutions and supports high messaging volumes.
"Colleges and universities today are highly mobile, with students toting laptops, smartphones, tablets and other devices around campus," said Chris Hill, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T helps schools to embrace the mobile campus. Through a simple, web-based interface, users can send notifications that reach people where and when they want to be reached -- on their favorite devices, right away."
The fully hosted, Software as a Service technology that powers Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T is extremely versatile, allowing it to be used for any number of messaging purposes within higher education, but simple enough to be activated with a few clicks of the mouse. Schools that deploy this solution can be up and running within one day with minimal configuration.
Colleges and universities that choose Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T can take advantage of a variety of features beyond basic messaging. Polling, reporting, and response features allow users to monitor the status of notifications and engage community members in interactive, digital dialogues. The application also integrates seamlessly with e-Learning tools, allowing students and faculty to receive emails or text messages when new content is posted to course pages.
"Rave and AT&T have a history of collaborating to provide mobility solutions for higher education institutions," said Tom Axbey, Chief Executive Officer Rave Mobile Safety. "In 2009, we introduced Rave Guardian from AT&T -- a location-based safety service for students -- and now we're extending that relationship by offering Rave Campus Messenger from AT&T as well."
AT&T is dedicated to supporting higher education with products and services that help colleges and universities improve productivity both in and out of the classroom. Among other components, AT&T offers the University Advantage Program, which provides tailored contracts and discounts for colleges and universities. AT&T also delivers a full portfolio of enterprise mobility solutions to businesses, government organizations and education institutions.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Rave Mobile Safety (http://ravemobilesafety.com) is a leading provider of mobile software solutions for individuals, groups and communities. Rave designs, sells and supports an award-winning suite of applications including the Rave Alert multimodal notification system; Rave Guardian, a GPS-enabled personal safety tool; and Smart911, a software solution for more effective 9-1-1 responses. Hundreds of organizations and millions of individuals nationwide rely on Rave Mobile Safety technologies for improved communications in communities, at schools, in the home, and at work. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts. Investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners, and RRE Ventures.
1st 'Airlines Monthly Twitter Report' Infographic by eezeer Data Lab
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- eezeer is excited to announce the release of their first 'Airlines
Monthly Twitter Report' infographic produced by their new extended online
service, eezeer data lab. This report will be published on a monthly basis.
As a first release for "eezeer data lab", the monthly airline twitter
report displays the capabilities of eezeer to produce insightful real-time
statistics and consumer driven opinions through twitter. This month
Best-In-Class airline is Delta Airlines. More information is available on the
infographic link http://eezeer.com/datalab/airline-monthly-report/2011-03
eezeer, the free location-based mobile (itunes and android) and web
travel review service, has now extended its influence within the online
travel industry with eezeer data lab- a service that creates statistical sets
of information about twitter usage and travel brands.
According to eezeer founder Arnaud Bilquez : "It is extremely exciting to
launch eezeer data lab. Our first monthly twitter report gives airlines and
travel brands a set of data reflecting the overall usage and effectiveness of
communication with consumers on twitter."
This cutting edge development in online consumer tracking "introduces a
metric on tweets that allows us to track quantitative and qualitative
indicators over time. These indicators are essential for travel brands to
better the use of real time communication between brands and consumers. We
think we've achieved the first milestone in this field", said Robert Vinet,
partner - head marketing data scientist at eezeer.
Based on an alpha version started in July 2009, eezeer.com was launched
in beta last September 2010 to offer new features. It already has more than
800,000 unique monthly visitors worldwide and boasts over 200,000 moderated
twitter conversations about travel each month. To experience "NOW" travel
reviews, visit http://eezeer.com
For additional information, please contact Stacey Ryder (email@example.com) at eezeer data lab, +230-751-44-90
Orbitz for Business Launches First Mobile Website That Allows Corporate Travelers to Search and Book Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals
Next Generation Mobile Website Now Available On Any Web-Enabled Smartphone
CHICAGO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel group of Orbitz Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: OWW), today became the first major online travel company to launch an end-to-end mobile solution that allows business travelers to search and book flights, hotels and car rentals directly from any web-enabled smartphone. Orbitz for Business customers can now search and book travel through the next generation mobile website at http://m.orbitzforbusiness.net.
"Business travelers increasingly want to use mobile devices to search and book trips that adhere to their companies' travel policies - we do not believe a comprehensive, end-to-end solution has been available until today," said Frank Petito, president, Orbitz for Business. "The Orbitz for Business mobile solution enables travelers to plan and purchase air, hotel and car travel through a streamlined, intuitive interface optimized for mobile devices. Equally important, the solution was built to support the policy, control and compliance requirements of corporate travel managers and their programs."
The new Orbitz for Business mobile website gives business travelers the flexibility, features and functionality to book a broad array of travel products and services from their mobile devices, including:
-- Make New Reservations: Search for and book thousands of flights, hotels
and car rental options, including same-day and last-minute reservations.
With support for all search types available on the traditional Orbitz
for Business site, the new mobile site allows travelers to sort and
filter across a full range of criteria and preferences, such as
searching for flights by price or schedule, or searching for hotels and
cars by city, airport, company location or address.
-- Trip Tracking and Itinerary Management: All travel reservations and
trip details will be available through My Trips, including the ability
to cancel existing reservations and share itineraries.
-- Flight Status and Traveler Updates: Check flight status on major
worldwide airlines or view detailed airport conditions top U.S. cities.
Travelers will also continue to receive patented Orbitz for Business
CARE alerts and real-time Traveler Updates.
Additionally, the Orbitz for Business mobile website applies all existing corporate travel policies, controls and compliance guidelines to new reservations, such as:
-- Full Policy Application for All Reservations: Travel and compliance
policies will be applied to new mobile reservations. This includes trip
purpose, prioritized search results with preferred suppliers and other
company-level travel policies and reference data.
-- Company and Global Messaging: Global messaging from Orbitz for Business
and company-specific messages will appear on the mobile home page and
within search results.
-- Customer Service and Support: Travelers are always just one click away
from 24/7 customer service, including email and telephone-based offline
Orbitz for Business customers using a web-enabled mobile device or smartphone can access the next generation mobile website today by visiting http://m.orbitzforbusiness.net.
About Orbitz for Business
Orbitz for Business (http://www.orbitzforbusiness.com) is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book business travel. Orbitz for Business leverages the Orbitz Worldwide technology platform, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its leading technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24x7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.
Utilizing sophisticated search and discovery technology, Methods
Navigator offers a full range of digital tools that help researchers easily
find and use the method or protocol they need for their research, without
having to spend time searching in multiple locations. Methods Navigator
brings together in a single integrated resource a range of trusted
information, among which Methods in Enzymology, Methods in Cell Biology,
Methods Navigator Protocol 'Cookbook', five methods journals and eleven of
the leading life sciences journals including Cell and FEBS.
"With Methods Navigator we're continuing to digitize Elsevier's
cutting-edge scientific content," said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director of
Elsevier Science & Technology Books. "The successful launch of BrainNavigator
and Hazmat Navigator proved that research scientists are eager to use digital
tools to enhance the speed and quality of their research."
"Science is about questions, not fields," says Professor Jon Lorsch,
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine and Protocol Cookbook editor.
"Methods Navigator makes it easy for cell biologists to do biochemistry,
biochemists to do molecular biology and neuroscientists to do biophysics.
It's an online scientific boundary remover."
About Methods Navigator
Elsevier's Methods Navigator equips life scientists with a new structure for
discovery - enabling them to search, access and apply the right method for
their work, saving time and producing the desired outcome to support their
With access to an extensive library of over 50,000 articles, Methods
Navigator offers more methods than any other source available today with the
additional feature of over 120 of the most commonly used protocols, hand
selected by Elsevier editors. Offering both free and subscription-based
content, this dynamic new tool will be an excellent resource to any
researcher working in any biomedical lab, regardless of the particular
discipline. Details regarding Methods Navigator's functionality can be found
A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier ( http://www.elsevier.com) employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part
of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (http://www.reedelsevier.com), a world-leading
publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier
PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam),
REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
ViewCast Osprey 710e HD Card Combines HD/SDI Video and AES Digital Audio Capability in a Single Card
New Osprey® video capture card simplifies workflow for webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV and Video on Demand applications
PLANO, Texas, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --ViewCast Corporation (OTCBB: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today unveiled the newest addition to its legendary Osprey® series of high definition (HD) video capture cards. The Osprey 710e HD is an advanced video capture card that allows users to ingest a combination of high-definition serial digital interface (HD/SDI) video and AES digital audio using four built-in AES/EBU inputs. This architecture eliminates the need for separate AES-to-SDI embedding equipment and simplifies overall workflow. Professional broadcasters, governments and OEM system integrators with broadcast-grade, HD/SDI video and AES audio needs can now use one card to deliver digital video and digital audio signals for their webcasting, live streaming, podcasting, mobile TV and Video on Demand (VOD) applications.
"The Osprey 710e HD card affords our professional broadcast customers a powerful new tool to enhance their video with AES/EBU audio capabilities," said ViewCast president and CEO Dave Stoner. "By accommodating digital video and audio processing with one card, we've enabled our customers to deliver the highest quality digital media to their audiences faster and more cost effectively."
The Osprey 710e HD high-definition and standard-definition (SD) combination video capture card comes with advanced features that distinguish it from competing cards used for ingesting video into video editing systems and other applications, including:
-- SDI and AES digital audio
-- High-powered PCI Express® (PCIe) technology for maximum performance
-- Acceptance of both SD and HD inputs
-- Automatic adaptation between SD and HD signals
-- On-the-fly HD to SD downscaling
-- Low-profile architecture for form-factor constrained environments
-- Professional broadcaster features, such as loss of video detection,
color space conversion, automatic telecine detection and processing, and
automatic optimization for changing motion content
The Osprey 710e HD card also comes standard with SimulStream®, a premium driver enhancement that provides the ability to feed multiple encoding applications at the same time. SimulStream can be used with a variety of available streaming codecs to easily create and manage live streams, support SD and HD streams, and create multiple streams of the same type with completely independent settings for sizing, scaling, logos and bit rates. The SimulStream option enables:
-- Completely independent settings for sizing, scaling and bit rates, plus
logo overlays with dynamic positioning
-- A multitude of simultaneous video format outputs
ViewCast develops industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over broadband, enterprise and mobile networks. ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music, and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses, and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 350,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming appliances, Osprey® video capture cards and VMp(TM) video management systems provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.
ViewCast (http://www.viewcast.com) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.
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Travel Ticker Celebrates the Launch of Its New Mobile App for iPhone and Android With Giveaway
Access to site's celebrated, handpicked travel deals is now even easier for deal-lovers and travel bugs
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Ticker®, a leading inspirational travel website, today announced the availability of its multi-function travel deals application in both the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. Available free of charge, the new app brings travel inspiration and up-to-the-minute deal notifications into the palms of users' hands. To help celebrate, starting today Travel Ticker is giving away one of three large-value Visa® Gift Cards per day for the next three days. Smartphone users can enter for their chance to win by simply sharing a Travel Ticker deal with their friends via the Twitter functionality right within the app itself.
Through the new Travel Ticker mobile application, users can instantly be alerted when their favorite destinations go on sale, share any of the deals found via text, email, Facebook and Twitter or just daydream by browsing beautiful photo galleries of the properties and destinations that are currently offering deals. And if that weren't enough, the more adventurous users can even book spur of the moment trips directly by clicking on links to supplier websites or by using the click to call functionality.
Just like the geo-targeted Travel Ticker newsletter, top deals seen in the app will be based on the user's location. Additionally, users can set alerts through the application based on their travel desires. For example, if a user has been dreaming of a weekend getaway to Las Vegas, the app can be customized to only send updates and alerts for Travel Ticker deals to that particular destination.
"We've taken great strides to make our Travel Ticker app experience the best it could be, and we're excited to make our handpicked deals available to consumers wherever they are," said Angela Lyda, Senior Editor of Travel Ticker. "Users can do everything they can do on our site and even more. They can browse our inspiring trips with high-quality content that's been optimized for mobile usage, share deals with their social networks, or create customized deal alerts, all in the palm of their hands."
To help celebrate the arrival of travel inspiration at your fingertips, Travel Ticker is also hosting a giveaway for app users to win one of three Visa Gift Cards - two will be valued at $250 and one will be worth $500!
How to Enter:
1. Follow Travel Ticker on Twitter @travel_ticker
2. Download the Travel Ticker app on your iPhone or Android
3. Browse the deals on the app
4. Share your favorite deal on Twitter via the app's sharing functionality,
and make sure to also include @travel_ticker in your deal tweet so your
entry can be tracked
The Travel Ticker smartphone app giveaway will start 12:00am PT on Tuesday, 4/12/2011 and end at 11:59pm PT on Thursday, 4/14/2011. Winners for each day will be chosen at random the day after entry. To learn more, please visit http://www.travel-ticker.com/twitter.jsp.
Travel Ticker is an online inspirational travel website that is home to some of the best insider deals at many of the world's favorite destinations. With an ear to the ground and an eye for the unique, Travel Ticker's experts provide users with a platform to browse for researched travel bargains, the latest travel trends, and editorial insight. Established in 2006 as a travel newsletter and in 2008 as a standalone website, Travel Ticker boasts more than 11.5 million subscribers. Travel Ticker is an independent business unit of The Hotwire Group. For more information, visit us at http://www.travel-ticker.com/ and follow us on Twitter (@travel_ticker).
Amplidata and ReelData Join Forces to Enable Scalable, Active Archive Solutions for Media and Entertainment
ReelData Joins Amplidata VAR Program: Integrates the AmpliStor Optimized Object Storage (OOS) System in Archive System for Scalable, Efficient Media Data Storage
LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NAB Conference -- Amplidata and ReelData today announced that ReelData will integrate the AmpliStor Optimized Object Storage system into its MediaDB Production Database product line to provide massively scalable and efficient storage solutions for active media archives. Through this integration, ReelData provides customers with a new tier of near-line storage media that is optimized for active archives, with the convenience and performance of disk and unbreakable reliability at a new low cost of ownership that is close to that of tape. ReelData also has joined the Amplidata VAR program to leverage Amplidata's training and support services.
An explosion of digital media assets is occurring in the entertainment industry, driven by new high-resolution video formats. The need to efficiently and reliably store petabytes and beyond is now required to address the growth of large data files in television and movie production.
AmpliStor is purpose-built for large-scale data, such as video, while providing the highest levels of reliability at low cost. The system provides a powerful alternative to magnetic tape media, including high-performance access, continuous data integrity verification and assurance and automated migration capabilities.
AmpliStor leverages the low cost of today's multi-terabyte disk drives and solves critical reliability limitations in today's storage technology on these drives. AmpliStor does not require the overhead or cost of storing files multiple times in order to achieve reliability. With this capability, AmpliStor provides industry-leading power-efficiency capability with a system requiring less than seven watts per terabyte of storage. This provides customers the ability to make significant reductions in the cost of power and cooling of large-scale media assets over competing disk-based solutions and provides an effective way to store data on spinning media at a very low operational cost.
"For large-scale media files that are maintained and accessed for periods of years, users need a storage solution that is both reliable and cost-effective," said Wim De Wispelaere, CEO of Amplidata. "By solving the key reliability and scalability problems on high-density, low-cost disk drives, AmpliStor enables a new tier of near-line storage that is optimal for these active media archives."
"The rapidly accelerating digital data storage growth in television production has made current storage solutions unwieldy and costly, even as they have difficulty in scaling to meet our capacity requirements," said Jeff Spalla, co-founder, ReelData, Inc. "The combination of ReelData's MediaDB Production Database products and AmpliStor will provide our customers with powerful advantages for managing large-scale video data with dramatically simplified management at an affordable cost."
AmpliStor also makes large-scale storage management easy for end-users through plug- and-play storage node scalability, self-monitoring and healing technology on every storage node, through its BitDynamics(TM) software. To protect critical media assets, the agent executes out-of-band to perform continuous data integrity verification checks on the stored data, to ensure that long-term archives are fully protected from any form of loss or corruption.
Amplidata was founded in 2008 when a team of storage veterans started to develop the technology that would become the foundation of AmpliStor, an Optimized Object Storage system for unstructured data. The technology provides the highest storage reliability and availability levels at the lowest possible cost. AmpliStor scales beyond petabytes and requires 50-70% less storage capacity to protect data compared to traditional solutions.
The Amplidata team consists of storage experts who also helped build the success of DataCenter Technologies (acquired by Symantec in 2005) and Dedigate (acquired by Terremark in 2005). The development team is responsible for patent-pending distributed storage innovations. Amplidata has its operational headquarters at the Innovation Center in IT Valley in Lochristi, near Gent, Belgium. R&D are located in Belgium and India, sales and support are represented in a number of countries in Europe and North America. More information can be found at http://www.amplidata.com.
ReelData manufactures, sells and supports products that focus on the needs of production organizations throughout the entertainment industry. Based in Hollywood, CA, established in 2002, ReelData co-founders Joe Lewis and Jeff Spalla spent years editing and engineering TV facilities and post production facilities before they teamed up to create database systems for TV and Motion Picture production. Television shows like "The Doctors" and "The Dr. Phil Show" rely on products by ReelData to manage their growing digital assets and metadata. ReelData provides cloud based and private network solutions, specializing in production work flow management for larger TV shows and production groups. Key products include "MediaDB" Database Solutions, "MediaDB Ingestor" realtime HD media capture and transcoding products, MediaDB Data Servers, and MediaDB Storage Systems. MediaDB software is cross platform, running on virtually computer all operating systems, using open source components, and offering comprehensive data management options to handle the rigors of modern production environments. ReelData also provides professional services for customization and system integration.
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Smart Kids Group Inc. Announces the Launch of the New Corporate Website
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., and ALBERTA, Canada, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We Inspire Vision! Smart Kids Group Inc. (OTCBB: SKGP), http://www.smartkidsgroup.com, a global provider of children's digital education and entertainment, announces the launch of the new corporate website.
CEO Richard Shergold is pleased to announce the development and launch of Smart Kids Group Inc. corporate website. The company with locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - is uniquely situated to take advantage of entertainment opportunities emerging in the children's entertainment field. Smart Kids Group Inc. (OTCBB: SKGP), http://www.smartkidsgroup.com, is a global provider of children's digital education and entertainment. We Inspire Vision!
Smart Kids Group Inc. corporate website is an informative website featuring comprehensive information for shareholders and investors. Also under development are links to the upcoming Smart kids Community social networking site and the Smart Kids Travel Company site.
Smart Kids Group develops, distributes and licenses quality children's character based Edutainment products through a variety of media including television, DVD, retail, direct marketing, and the Internet. For more information about the company, please visit http://www.smartkidsgroup.com or e-mail the company at email@example.com.
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Radware's ADC Virtualization Solution Enables P&T Luxembourg to Expand into the Cloud
Radware's ADC-VX, equips P&T Luxembourg with unique isolation capabilities needed to build an efficient cloud environment for its customers
MAHWAH, N.J., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radware(NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that P&T Luxembourg, the leading postal and telecommunications services operator in Luxembourg, has selected Radware's new ADC-VX(TM), the industry's first Application Delivery Controller (ADC) hypervisor to provide the agility and scalability features that are needed to cost-effectively build and support private and public cloud services.
With a growing range of postal, electronic banking, and telecommunications services, P&T Luxembourg was in need of an ADC virtualization solution to help meet its overarching goal of expanding its offerings and becoming a Cloud Service Provider (CSP). They preferred to find a single, cost-effective solution that provided clear segmentation and isolation between customers, while also providing the type of agility that was needed to efficiently manage the changing needs of the data center. While existing customers would benefit from having these types of cloud consolidation services in place, these features would allow P&T Luxembourg to attract new customers, including SMBs and large enterprises.
P&T Luxembourg selected Radware's ADC-VX solution for its unique ability to support private and public cloud environments, while also providing significant cost savings through the use of seamless consolidation with existing ADC hardware devices. With a design that provides fault isolation, network isolation and management isolation between neighboring virtual ADC instances, ADC-VX eliminates the risks involved with consolidation and physical to virtual (P2V) migration. For P&T Luxembourg, this meant being able to segment individual cloud environments for each customer, along with the ability to grow without a forklift upgrade in the future. The Company would also be able to manage different services in both production and testing environments, and experience the same resiliency levels normally offered by separate, physical ADCs.
"No other cloud solution on the market even came close to providing the features and competitive pricing that Radware offered," said Ourdane Mohamed, Head of Server and Security at P&T Luxembourg. "We knew that Radware was ahead of the game in terms of ADC virtualization solution and has a track record of excellent service and an extensive portfolio of solutions. Once we learned more about ADC-VX, there was never a question over which vendor to choose."
Powered by Radware's OnDemand Switch® platform, ADC-VX delivers performance superiority that ensures the best Quality of Experience (QoE) possible for P&T Luxembourg's customers and eliminates concerns of slow response times and network downtime. ADC-VX also provides the Company with performance predictability through a resource reservation mechanism to meet all service level agreements (SLA). Complete with instant ADC provisioning for maximum business agility and faster time to market, this solution was ideal for P&T Luxembourg's ambition of launching the ideal cloud strategy.
"Being able to provide a customer like P&T Luxembourg with a new cloud solution that is going to help them expand their virtualization capabilities is a truly satisfying accomplishment," said Dirk Aertgeerts, Sales Manager Belgium and Luxembourg, Radware. "Enterprises of all sizes are increasingly looking for ways to leverage the cloud, and Radware's ability to meet this market need by offering smart virtualization strategies is a strength that truly sets us apart from the competition."
ADC-VX is a key component of Radware's Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure - (VADI(TM)) strategy, which was designed to focus on bringing efficiency of virtualization to application delivery solutions. VADI is an architecture that transforms computing resources, as well as application delivery and virtualization services into one integrated, agile and scalable Application Delivery Virtualization Infrastructure.
Founded in 1842, P&T Luxembourg is the leading postal and telecommunications services operator in the country of Luxembourg. P&T also offers a wide range of postal financial services, in particular its CCP Connect e-banking solution. Its daughter company, LUXGSM, is the regional leader in mobile telephony. As the fifth largest national employer in staff size, the company employs 3,300 people.
Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart." For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.
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Kelley Blue Book Launches Quick Values(SM) Self-Service Portal; Assists Financial Institutions, Dealers Mitigate Risk
All-New, Easy-to-Use Solution Provides Trusted Kelley Blue Book® Values for Informed, Confident Business Decisions
IRVINE, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information, today announces the launch of Quick Values, http://www.quickvalues.com, a fast and easy solution that delivers comprehensive new- and used-car values to banks, insurance companies, governmental agencies and auto dealers, all in a unique self-service model. Available on any device with an Internet connection, Quick Values provides customers with a convenient and realistic picture of the automotive marketplace, supporting critical business and risk-management decisions.
With Quick Values, users receive instant access to the full range of trusted Kelley Blue Book new and used-car values, including industry-relevant information not available on kbb.com, such as Wholesale Lending Value and Auction Value, all updated weekly. Additionally, for used cars, Quick Values provides Kelley Blue Book® Certified Pre-Owned, Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values, and for new cars, Quick Values offers Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Invoice and Fair Purchase Price (which reports what others are paying for new cars this week). Considerations are made for mileage adjustments and optional equipment.
Quick Values' Web-based portal offers affordable and scalable pricing for industry customers, with the ability to purchase usage-based credits that are applied to each valuation report generated in the system. Users can identify a vehicle by its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or year, make and model to obtain relevant, regionalized values for their business. Each valuation report includes every Kelley Blue Book Value available in Quick Values, including Auction Value, without any up-charges. The valuation reports are printable and allow users to type in reference numbers or detailed notes for inclusion in the pricing report. This service allows for an unlimited number of users per established account, giving both small and large organizations the flexibility to quickly access Kelley Blue Book Values information.
"Kelley Blue Book provides timely information based on current market conditions and is backed by its trusted 85-year history. Establishing a site that gives industry customers direct accessibility to this information was a natural step in evolving our product offerings," said Justin Yaros, executive vice president of product design and development for Kelley Blue Book. "Quick Values provides helpful Kelley Blue Book information in an easy-to-use product for real-time business decision support. The product's quick affordable self-service model scaled to meet any organization's needs, make it an invaluable tool for our industry partners."
Quick Values customers can manage their account online, as well as access their purchase history and the 10 most recently viewed valuation reports. For more information on Kelley Blue Books Quick Values product, visit http://www.quickvalues.com or call 800-288-1755.
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry. Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website http://www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Retail Values, and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week. The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies, as well as governmental agencies. Kbb.com is a leading provider of new car prices, used car values, car reviews, new cars for sale, used cars for sale and car dealer locations. Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc., is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader.com.
SOURCE Kelley Blue Book
Kelley Blue Book
CONTACT: Joanna Pinkham, +1-949-268-3079, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Brenna Robinson, +1-949-267-4781, email@example.com, both of Kelley Blue Book
5th Finger's RedShop Mobile Platform Pilot With Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts Breaks New Ground in "M-Enabled Commerce"
Responding to consumer demand and building on the strength of great customer relations, 5th Finger and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores have delivered a "next-gen" mobile program to enthusiastic crafters and created an integrated consumer experience that bridges e-mail, direct mail and in-store marketing.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 5th Finger, a leading mobile marketing technology firm, has announced preliminary results from a recent mobile marketing program with Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts. In Q1, Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts introduced a proprietary iPhone application and mobile web experience powered by the 5th Finger RedShop Mobile marketing platform. The pilot program focused on "m-enabled commerce" - tapping the power of the mobile device to support and reinforce existing consumer shopping behaviors.
The program focuses initially on the well-known consumer frustration of "I wish I had brought that coupon with me to the store." Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts wanted to create a seamless experience between their email, print and direct mail marketing programs, and physical visits to their 756 stores by putting offers generated through any channel onto consumers' mobile phones.
Patrick Collins, CEO of 5th Finger, says, "We underestimated the consumer appetite for a mobile solution to the simple problem of 'I left my coupon at home', and are ecstatic about the rapid consumer adoption and usage of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Shopping Companion. Our initial results prove our hypothesis that consumers don't crave a new way to shop (i.e., through their phone), but rather they want support in their current shopping behaviors. We call this 'm-enabled commerce'. We're looking forward to the next version of the mobile experience that creates even more for consumers 'in-store' and converts shoppers into buyers."
The Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts mobile experiences are built on the 5th Finger proprietary mobile commerce platform RedShop Mobile, currently serving major retailers ranging from Victoria's Secret to Safeway to JoS. A. Bank Clothiers.
5th Finger is a San Francisco-based startup backed by Starfish Ventures of Melbourne, Australia. 5th Finger brings the power of m-enabled commerce to the retail experience to convert shoppers into buyers. 5th Finger relocated global headquarters from Sydney to San Francisco in 2007 and now serves an elite group of blue-chip retailers with a suite of loyalty, m-commerce and in-store marketing solutions.
Agile Frameworks, LLC Acquires Systems Consulting Group, LLC to Accelerate AEC Market Penetration
MINNEAPOLIS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Braun Intertec, a leading provider of multidisciplinary environmental and geotechnical engineering services, is pleased to announce the launch of Agile Frameworks, LLC, a wholly owned information technology subsidiary that will target the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) marketplace.
The company is also announcing that Agile Frameworks, LLC, has acquired Systems Consulting Group (SCG), LLC, a technology consulting firm focused on the AEC market, to accelerate the growth of the new firm. The new company expects to employ 15 full-time staffers by the end of 2011.
The initial product and service offerings of the new company include MetaField(TM), a software as a service (SaaS) solution for automating field data collection; PAS(TM), a SaaS solution for streamlining the process of estimating, initiating and managing projects; and IntraEase(TM) and Braun Interport(TM), which are SaaS solution frameworks that enable collaboration with staff, customers and vendors. Agile Frameworks also will provide management and IT consulting, and managed services, including application management and hosting for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) vendors BST and Deltek, along with outsourced help desk services.
"We recognized some time ago there is a market in the ACE industry for our internally developed line of business applications for field data collection and project management," states Jon Carlson, CEO of Braun Intertec. "Agile Frameworks, LLC is the vehicle we are using to commercialize the intellectual property that our science, technology and engineering consultants developed from our extensive experience in the AEC industry."
Agile Frameworks will be led by Mike Anders, formerly president and CEO of SCG. "We bring a strong lineup of products and services to the AEC community on a local, regional and national basis. Agile Frameworks' consulting and SaaS offerings tie together and streamline field services and project management, to improve service delivery. Adds Anders, "Because technologies such as cloud computing and mobile applications are maturing rapidly, we see a great opportunity to provide software-enabled products and services that help improve profit margins and streamline the overall business process." Other members of the Agile Frameworks management team include Brian Hase, Chief Technology Officer; and Doug Bonestroo, Vice President of Business Development.
Agile Frameworks has been chosen to present at the upcoming FIATECH Technology Conference & Showcase in Chandler, Arizona, April 18-20.
Fonecta to Begin Roll out of .tel Names for its Customers
LONDON, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Telnic Limited (http://telnic.tel), the registry operator for
the .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that Fonecta ( http://www.fonecta.fi/), the fastest growing media company in Finland, is to
begin registering .tel names.
Harri Aho, Vice President Fonecta Oy, said: "We're constantly
looking at technology that can enhance our customers' visibility regardless
of any device that they are searching from. For us, .tel is the important
link in providing a service that spans all search and discovery environments
at an investment level that is relatively low. We're looking forward to
seeing the results .tel will provide our customers moving forward."
Ian Bowen-Morris, Chief Marketing Officer at Telnic, added:
"With the leadership position and brand strength that Fonecta has in the
Finnish market, when it comes to providing marketing communications services
that work online, we believe that there is no better partner to work within
the region and no better service provider for small businesses and
professionals to help get their businesses found online."
Fonecta is the market leader in directory services. 110,000
businesses are using Fonecta's sales enhancement solutions and its
comprehensive services are being addressed for information search more than
2.8 million times every day. Fonecta's services include search engine
marketing, customer relationship marketing, digital direct marketing and
Fonecta is a member of European Directories with business
operations in eight EU countries.
Why Wait? New Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card Gives Cameras the Power of Instant Uploads
New Direct Mode Technology and Eye-Fi Mobile Apps Now Available as a Free Upgrade to All X2 Cards
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eye-Fi Inc. (http://www.eye.fi), makers of the world's first wireless memory card, today launched the Eye-Fi Mobile X2, a new 8GB wireless memory card empowering cameras around the world with immediate uploading capabilities. The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 provides instant uploads anywhere by wirelessly connecting the camera to a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, and is available for $79.99.
"Direct Mode helps us bridge the gap between classic digital imaging and the exploding world of mobile devices," said Jef Holove, CEO of Eye-Fi. "With Direct Mode and our new Android and iOS apps, the pervasive connectivity of mobile is made available to existing cameras."
With the launch of the Eye-Fi Mobile X2, Eye-Fi will be releasing its Direct Mode and accompanying iOS and Android apps as free upgrades to all existing and new Eye-Fi X2 cards. With Direct Mode, users can enjoy the best of the devices they already own, namely the quality of digital cameras and the ubiquitous connectivity of their mobile devices. The Eye-Fi card can now establish a direct connection to the mobile device by creating its own Wi-Fi network anywhere users capture memories, even if that is miles from a Wi-Fi hotspot. Whether they are hiking or at the beach, consumers can now send photos and videos directly from their digital camera to the Eye-Fi app on their smartphone or tablet, enabling them to back up, edit and share their memories in the moment.
"When we undertook a redesign of the Eye-Fi card line a little over two years ago, the new X2 card platform promised users the potential for new, exciting capabilities over time. Today we see another one of these revolutionary capabilities come to life: Direct Mode," says Yuval Koren, co-founder and chief product officer of Eye-Fi.
Direct Mode benefits extend beyond device-to-device transfers. Whether users want to edit their memories using the myriad of apps on their mobile devices, back them up on their home computer, or save them in a private Eye-Fi account, they now have the flexibility and control of where, how and when the media is stored, edited and shared.
Eye-Fi Mobile X2 is available for pre-orders immediately on Amazon.com, and available at Apple and Best Buy stores nationwide for $79.99 on April 17, 2011. Direct Mode will be available as a free upgrade to all Eye-Fi X2 cards later this week, along with accompanying free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The Eye-Fi Pro X2 will be reduced from $149.99 to $99.99 starting this month.
Founded in 2005, Eye-Fi is dedicated to building products and services that help consumers manage, nurture and share their visual memories. Eye-Fi's patented and patent-pending technology wirelessly and automatically uploads photos and videos from digital imaging devices, including digital cameras and the iPhone, to online, in-home and retail destinations. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., the company's investors include LMS Capital, Opus Capital, Shasta Ventures and TransLink Capital. More information is available at http://www.eye.fi.
Eye-Fi memory cards work like a regular SDHC memory card and are compatible with most compact and DSLR cameras. Users can also select which photos and videos are uploaded, and where they're shared - choosing from 45 partner sites, including Flickr, Facebook, Picasa and more. Never run out of space with Endless Memory.
Eye-Fi products and services are now available at Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Office Depot and Apple stores nationwide and online. For more information about Eye-Fi, please visit http://www.eye.fi.
SOURCE Eye-Fi Inc.
CONTACT: Brittany Pass of Atomic PR for Eye-Fi Inc., +1-415-593-1400, Brittany@atomicpr.com
EZAIR Wireless Audio Solutions Available Across Europe
AMSTERDAM, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- EZVibe Audio Streamer Released Along With EZAir's Wireless USB Solution
EZAir Wireless offers a solution for audiophiles to stream their music
wirelessly from their computers to their home audio systems in uncompressed,
full 5.1 surround sound. The EZVibe wireless audio streamer ( http://www.ezairwireless.com/ezvibe.html), a highly popular gadget in the USA
and Asia has been released in Europe for the first time.
The EZVibe operates via a Plug&Play USB dongle that plugs into a USB port
available in any PC/Laptop and an adapter that connects to the home audio
system. Music is streamed wirelessly across a room in top quality
high-fidelity audio with no lag.
"The EZVibe is extremely simple to set up and use. Installation takes
minutes, and is both Windows and Mac compatible. The convenience of being
able to stream any music collection holds great appeal," Said Miriam Zeidler,
Europe Marketing Manager at EZAir Wireless. "Instead of leaving a computer
wired to the stereo system, or having to burn individual CDs, users can
listen to their entire collections from anywhere in a room, while using their
computer for other purposes, such as surfing the web or working. The EZVibe
frees users from tinny, low quality computer speakers."
EZAir Wireless' product line at http://www.EZairWireless.com includes the
EZView and EZView+ Audio/Video Wireless USB streamers, which stream up to
Full HD video; and the multi-tasking EZDock, which is also a wireless docking
station. EZAir Wireless products are available for purchase online at and are
priced in the range of 69 to 149 Euros.
EZVibe Introductory special price promotions are available in
Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.de marketplaces using "ezvibe."
EZAir Wireless markets consumer electronics using Wireless
USB. EZAir products offer wireless connectivity between computers and a range
of A/V and PC peripherals, such as HDTVs, monitors, projectors and home
Note to distributors, resellers and small businesses:
EZAir Wireless can offer you an array of attractive business models to
satisfy your customers. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkcell Group Implements WeDo Technologies' Business Assurance RAID(R)
LISBON, Portugal, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- WeDo Technologies, a leader in revenue and business assurance solutions,
has signed a deal with Turkcell Group to implement its flagship business
assurance software RAID(R) across the entire group. This software will ensure
Turkcell Group avoids data and financial losses related to inconsistencies in
business support systems and network platforms.
Turkcell Group required a flexible revenue assurance solution which
supported their individual requirements, while at the same time also
providing the group with a robust set of functionalities.
WeDo Technologies partnered with two local companies to meet Turkcell
Group's requirements; a strategic consultancy company called Telcotank and an
integrator company called i2i. The project will be rolled out in phases,
starting with the operators Turkcell and Superonline in Turkey and Astelit in
Ukraine. Altogether the project will take 18 months to complete.
The project will cover a range of key areas including subscriber and
service reconciliation, usage assurance and billing and rating verification.
"When we were talking to WeDo Technologies about our revenue assurance
requirements, we knew RAID was the right solution to go for as it is a tried
and tested solution, with a fast and guaranteed return on investment" said
Omer Altinok, Group Revenue Assurance Manager at Turkcell.
"We are really excited to be working with Turkcell Group and increasing
our footprint across Turkey and the surrounding countries" said Ines
Ferreira, Southern Europe Business Development Manager at WeDo Technologies.
"We feel the structured approach to integration will enable Turkcell Group to
focus on the key risk areas, such as rating and billing validation, while
maintaining the focus on an end-to-end deployment."
About Turkcell Group
Turkcell ( http://www.turkcell.com.tr/c/docs/bultenler/20110325_Turkcell_Europe.pdf) is
the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 33.5 million
subscribers and a market share of approximately 54% as of 2010 (Source:
Operator's announcements). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market
leadership in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its
approximately 60.4 million subscribers as of 2010. Turkcell reported TRY9.0
billion ($6.0 billion) net revenue and its total assets reached TRY15.1
billion ($9.8 billion) as of 2010. Turkcell covers 82% of the Turkish
population through its 3G and covers 99.07% of the Turkish population through
its 2G technology supported network. Turkcell has become one of the first
operators among the global operators to have implemented HSDPA+ and to reach
to 42.2 Mbps speed with HSPA multi carrier solution. Turkcell has been listed
on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000 and is the only NYSE-listed company
in Turkey. 51.00% of Turkcell's share capital is held by Turkcell Holding,
0.05% by Çukurova Holding, 13.07% by Sonera Holding and 1.19% by others while
the remaining 34.69% is free float. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr
About WeDo Technologies
WeDo Technologies (http://www.wedotechnologies.com/en/home/) is a
worldwide leader in revenue and business assurance, providing software and
expert consultancy, to intelligently analyse large quantities of data from
across an organisation - helping to negate or minimise operational or
business inefficiencies and allowing businesses to achieve significant return
on investment via revenue protection and cost savings.
WeDo Technologies works with some of the world's leading blue chip
companies from the retail, energy and finance industries, as well as more
than 100 telecommunications operators from almost 80 countries, through 400
FBC Securities Limited - First African Brokerage Firm to Distribute Blue(TM)
LONDON and HARARE, Zimbabwe, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Blue(TM) Available to Customers of FBC Securities in Zimbabwe
JSM Wireless UK PLC. ("JSM"), a global provider of mobile financial
software, announced today that it has signed an agreement with FBC Securities
Limited in Zimbabwe ("FBC") to distribute its financial application, Blue(TM)
to its customers effective immediately.
Blue(TM) is a mobile financial software application that provides users
with free, streaming, real-time data from global financial markets including
stocks, mutual funds, currencies, commodities, financial futures, oil and
precious metals markets, together with extensive coverage of breaking
"We are delighted to be partnering with FBC, the first ever African
brokerage firm to distribute Blue(TM). Having understood the opportunity
presented by mobile, FBC realizes that Blue(TM) reinforces its customer
proposition by providing a unique value added service setting it apart from
competitors. FBC will provide its customers with the opportunity to not only
view local African exchanges, but also real-time prices from New York, London
and over 160 other global markets, including currencies, gold and oil, all on
one screen", stated Niloo Kassam, SVP Global Marketing at JSM. Kassam
continued, "This announcement is particularly significant as it represents
our entrance into the important African marketplace."
Agrippa Mugwagwa, FBC e-Commerce Director, Zimbabwe, replied, 'The
application Blue(TM) is consistent with our strategy of extending convenience
in the financial services space through virtualisation across multiple
delivery channels. We are taking advantage of the high mobile and data
penetration rate in Zimbabwe to reach current and prospective customers with
a wider array of financial services, from ordinary transactions to equities.
We find Blue(TM) a timely innovation which will deliver immense value to new
and existing investors.''
Blue(TM) is available for partners: Banks and Brokers, Mobile Network
Operators, handset manufacturers and store operators around the world to
market now. It offers timely access to those who need to track their
investments in real-time and at the same time allows partners to provide a
value added service to their high value customers.
About FBC Securities (Private) Limited
FBC Securities is a wholly owned subsidiary of FBC Holdings
Limited, a diversified financial services group with interests in commercial
banking, stock broking, mortgage and reinsurance services. For more
information, please visit http://www.fbc.co.zw/
About JSM Wireless UK PLC
JSM Wireless UK PLC is a UK holding company for a group of
companies whose shares are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Open
Market. Its flagship software application, Blue(TM), enables bankers,
brokers, dealers, fund managers, financial advisors, accountants, lawyers,
retail investors and anyone exposed to financial markets to view high quality
streaming market data over mobile devices. For more information, please visit http://www.jsmwireless.com.
For media enquiries, please contact Natasha Malook on
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Blancco and IQ Reseller Join Forces to Simplify Processes in Data Erasure and IT Asset Disposal
JOENSUU, Finland, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Certified and Secure Data Erasure From Blancco Complements IQ
Reseller's Unique ERP Offering
Blancco, the global leader in data erasure and computer reuse solutions,
has announced a strategic partnership with U.S.-based IQ reseller, a provider
of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software designed for IT asset disposal
(ITAD) specialists, resellers and recyclers. By integrating with Blancco's
data erasure software, the IQ reseller ERP system obtains hardware details
needed for re-marketing computer and other hard drives, while securely
erasing all information to eliminate the potential risk of data breaches and
Both Kim Vaisanen, CEO and Co-Founder of Blancco, and Bill Blegen,
President of IQ reseller, believe the complementary nature of Blancco and IQ
reseller software supports the niche market of IT resale and refurbishment
with out-of-the-box efficiencies that are unrivaled in the industry.
"As developer of the world's most certified data erasure solutions, we
are excited to join forces with IQ reseller in bringing Blancco's proven
technology to an expanded group of recyclers and ITADs worldwide," said Kim
Vaisanen, CEO of Blancco. "This relationship ensures Blancco's software
shares essential information for the hardware sales process with the IQ
reseller system in an easy-to-use, searchable format, while also creating
erasure reports for customers who entrust resellers with secure
end-of-lifecycle processes as part of IT asset management policy."
The IQ reseller ERP system works with Blancco Management Console, an
online solution for handling all aspects of IT asset disposal within a
WAN/LAN, including hardware IT asset management and data erasure reporting.
The console integrates with the IQ reseller system to support user creation
of default attribute templates for a wide range of IT assets, ranging from
notebooks and rack mount servers to blade servers and smartphones. Each
serialized IT asset is populated with up to 20 of the most critical
attributes for maximizing remarketing value in online auction sites like
eBay, or in the seller Ecommerce storefronts. IQ reseller's detailed
attribute inventory can be linked to Ecommerce stores to provide buyers the
ability to search and purchase IT assets not simply by category or
manufacturer, but also by attributes such as processor type and speed, memory
type and speed, disk capacity, screen size, video card type, operating system
or any other attribute of interest to potential buyers.
In addition, Blancco Management Console provides resellers and recyclers
with comprehensive erasure reports they can send customers as proof of data
removal for compliance with a growing number of data protection regulations.
"Our relationship with Blancco is a natural fit, as we serve the IT
hardware reseller or recycler with technology specifically designed to
expedite processing and remarketing of IT assets while maximizing
profitability," said Bill Blegen, President of IQ reseller. "Integrating IQ
reseller and Blancco functionality will save a tremendous amount of work for
resellers who need such relevant data for their sales processes and to
provide customers secure services. In addition, those recyclers who
previously sold goods by the pallet and pound to other IT resellers on a
wholesale basis will now have the capability to dramatically increase margins
by selling directly to end user customers."
As the world's most certified data erasure software, Blancco's data
erasure solutions adhere to all major government and military erasure
standards for overwriting data on hard drives. Blancco software removes all
data - even on hidden and remapped sectors - while providing a detailed,
auditable erasure report for proof of compliance. From computers and servers
to smartphones, netbooks and mass storage devices, Blancco solutions deliver
advanced data erasure technology to the widest range of hardware in the
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 defence. 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, Asia, and Australasia. More information is available
About IQ reseller
IQ reseller provides enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
specifically designed for IT resellers and recyclerswho sell, service and
maintain the global IT infrastructure, including IT asset disposal (ITAD)
professionals. Developed to replace generic accounting software and
mid-market applications, IQ reseller software contains critical features and
technology unavailable in other products that work to provide the most
accurate serialized inventory system available. Comprised of modules for
management and analysis of inventory, shipments, customer relationships,
e-purchasing, data erasure, and key performance indicators, IQ reseller helps
decrease costs, improve customer service levels, and increase revenue for
more than 1400 ITADs, resellers and recyclers 7 worldwide. It is tightly
integrated with PowerSource Online, BrokerBin, ChannelOnline, UPS, FedEx, and
USPS. More information is available at http://www.IQreseller.com.
Blancco Oy Ltd
CEO and Co-Founder
President of IQ reseller
Source: Blancco Oy Ltd.
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Unique Live Streaming Boosted Novozymes' Campaign Performance
COPENHAGEN, April 12, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Video banners and online videos are increasingly coming into use among
advertisers to pique a target group's curiosity. The struggle for attention
is tough, and therefore it is important to think in terms of new and creative
approaches. In January, when Novozymes published its annual report, they
decided - as the first company in the Nordic region to do so - to utilise
live streaming directly in banner advertisements.
The technology was supplied by digital marketing company Adform in
cooperation with streaming company Qbrick Denmark, and the marketing results
were spectacularly positive. The innovative campaign setup, with over 158,000
unique frames, contributed greatly to the dramatic increase in the number of
visitors to Novozymes' annual report site compared to last year, despite
having a smaller budget this year. At the same time, the live streaming
banner attracted significantly more attention than a traditional banner and
resulted in a click rate that was 70% up on last year!
"We want to make the world aware of how our biological solutions can
replace oil-based products in everything from petrol to washing powder, and
help the world's industries to make more and better products out of fewer raw
materials," explains Kirsten Laugesen, Corporate Media Manager at Novozymes.
"And we want to communicate this message in an innovative way. The new
banners attracted a great many more visitors to our annual report site this
year than last, despite our basic premise of fewer banner views and a smaller
The campaign, targeted primarily at investors, was carried on Borsen.dk,
Business.dk and Euroinvestor.dk. In addition to live streaming, the campaign
comprised a pre-presentation teaser banner and a looping banner that
"re-broadcast" the annual report meeting after the event had taken place. The
three banners were set and timed beforehand with the help of Adform's online
platform, so that graphics and messages did not need to be replaced during
"Technologically we have come a long way," says Lars Anthonisen,
Marketing Director at Adform. "Video banners are now widespread, so it
certainly pays for advertisers to think in terms of more creative
Versatility is the key word when considering the creative video
opportunities that Adform can deliver. The Video Cube format - an interactive
cube that the user can rotate and use to activate film clips - enhances
interaction, while social sharing widgets integrated into the video banners
increase the prospects of spreading the campaign message. Further examples of
customer cases from Adforms' Creative showcase can be seen at http://www.adform.com/site/creative-showcase/.
Adform is a leading international supplier of products and services in
digital marketing. Founded in 2002, the company now has offices in London,
Hamburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Milan, Wroclaw, Vilnius, Prague and Copenhagen. For
further information, please visit http://www.adform.com.
Qbrick is the leading European supplier of rich media distribution for
web and mobile. For more than 10 years, Qbrick's platform has been the
forerunner in Scandinavia and today Qbrick has offices in Denmark, Sweden,
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Mobinex Partners With State Grid FibrLINK to Jointly Construct and Operate a Digital Home Platform in China
BEIJING, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- State Grid FibrLINK, April 11th , 2011, announced that they have signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Mobinex, Inc., a Los Angeles based company with offices in Shanghai, China. State Grid FibrLINK will use Mobinex's H.E.A.R.T (Human Expression and Rendering Technology) technology and its TeliDH Digital Home products to jointly construct and operate a digital home platform in China.
Within the agreement framework, State Grid FibrLINK adopts and promotes TeliDH LITE, a suite of APIs for Flash development and TeliDH PRO, a C++ Software Development Kit, to developers to create their own motion sensing applications and content quickly. Both parties will support and expand the eco-system where developers and content creators have amazing opportunities for monetization whether it's through branding, advertising or just application and content purchasing through the partnership's App Store.
The API for Flash and the C++ SDK give developers a simple interface to program facial feature tracking, body motion data, gesture recognition and finger movements to build exciting, first class, living room experience applications. TeliDH Lite and TeliDH Pro are scheduled to be commercially available by the end of the first quarter 2011. Developers will have the chance to sell to home users their applications on the upcoming TeliDH online App Store operated by the joint companies.
"Mobinex's leading edge products will not just simplify how home users interact with content on the big screen but also bridge the generation and technology gaps that have divided three generations of Chinese households," said Mr. Yingjie Wang, Chief Information Officer, State Grid FibrLINK. "Mobinex and State Grid FibrLINK are committed to deliver unique content that fosters the China government's heavily promoted green family concept ".
"By combining State Grid FibrLINK's users and network resource and Mobinex's H.E.A.R.T (Human Expression and Rendering Technology), we aim to bring innovative new services that promote physically well being together with family learning and entertainment. We are pleased to bring access to Mobinex's advanced interactive technology to the Chinese consumer, ultimately bridging the technology gap between the tech savvy user and the novice," said Linh Tang, Mobinex Inc. CEO and Founder.
About State Grid FibrLINK
State Grid FibrLINK Communications Co., Ltd. (an SGCC Company) is an integrated provider of networking solutions and services that support the Internet and other public and private data, voice, and multimedia communications networks, using terrestrial and wireless technologies, which is referred to as networking solutions. State Grid FibrLINK's business consists of the design, development, installation, servicing and support of networking solutions and services by leveraging on its telecommunication resources such as power transmission networks, program-controlled switching networks, data networks and satellite networks, which together enable State Grid FibrLINK to provide nationwide coverage on its services.
Mobinex is the leading provider of technology that captures user's motion and facial expressions and renders this information into a personalized 2D/3D Avatar. Through its Human Expression Analysis and Rendering Technology (H.E.A.R.T) and suite of applications, users can interact, communicate and entertain with others over the Internet, mobile device or broadcast television.
SOURCE Mobinex, Inc.
CONTACT: Ms. Rui Xu, Finance Department of State Grid Fibrlink, +86-150-1100-5812, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Ms. Chuning Ho, Operation Department of Mobinex, Inc., +86-021-6433-2970, Chuning.Ho@mobinex.com
RFID ME(TM) Gen2 Internet Americas Product Launch - It Doesn't Get Any Easier Than This - and It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This!
HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI) will announce formal product launch of RFID ME(TM) for North America and South America at RFID Journal LIVE! 2011 on April 12-14, 2011 in Orlando, Florida (visit MTI's Booth #212 to see live demo). MTI's Americas product launch coincides with RFID Journal selecting RFID ME(TM) as a finalist for their 2011 Best in Show Award, the winner will be announced on April 14th at the event.
International partners MTI, RF-iT Solutions, Avery Dennison, austriamicrosystems and NXP have partnered together to promote RFID ME(TM) Gen2 Internet. RFID ME(TM) changes the game for users interested in deploying affordable item-level EPC Gen2 RFID solutions right out of the box and is suited for business, small business, home office and even consumer use. RFID ME(TM) is an affordable, powerful, flexible complete UHF RFID hardware and software that instantly converts computers, laptops, netbooks and tablets into a complete EPC Gen2 item-level tracking solution.
RF-iT Solutions and MTI have agreed to grant a free, perpetual license for use of detego EXPRESS® exclusively for RFID ME(TM). As a result of this agreement, detego EXPRESS® will now be bundled with each RFID ME(TM). detego EXPRESS® previously was provided with RFID ME(TM) but only on a 30-day trial license basis and after this period the end-user was required to license it directly from RF-iT Solutions for euro 249.
RFID ME(TM) well documented software development suite and system integration tools allow users, programmers and system integrators, at all levels of knowledge and experience, to successfully and quickly develop, integrate and deploy item-level EPC Gen2 RFID solutions for any market segment or end use application. RFID ME(TM) software development suite and system integration tools have been created with 3rd party software developers and systems integrators, and the challenges they face, in mind.
RFID ME(TM) includes:
-- Plug N Play USB-HID EPC Gen2 Reader Dongle
-- CD-ROM for software and documentation
-- RFID ME(TM) APPs - application software featuring WebLink,
WebDirect, WebSearch, WebKey, EPC Generator, NXP G2iL+/G2iM+ GUI and
-- detego EXPRESS® - Middleware solution (EPC, timestamp, location,
filtering) interfaces to existing Backend IT systems (WebService,
HTTP Request, File, MSSQL, OLEDB and OPCDA), including local
webservice Virtual Client®
-- SDK, API with documentation and examples - based on detego
EXPRESS® environment (Microsoft OS Win7/XP 32 or 64 bits, .NET,
-- HW GUI, source code and low-level command set interface
-- Sample quantities of Avery Dennison EPC Gen2 inlays with NXP silicon
RFID ME(TM) is certified FCC (US: RU-888-100) and ETSI (EU: RU-888-110). Price for RU-888-100 is $199 and RU-888-110 is euro 150 (plus shipping and handling). To order RFID ME(TM) or get more information please visit http://www.mti.com.tw or contact Darryn Prince at email@example.com.
RFID Business Head
Microelectronics Technology Inc. (MTI)
LeCroy Announces Thunderbolt® 10 Gb/s Electrical Physical Layer Test Solutions
Industry-leading Test Instruments Provide Core Hardware and Software Test Solutions to Support Thunderbolt Introduction
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LeCroy Corporation's lineup of physical layer test instruments provides complete transmitter and receiver electrical physical layer testing for the new Thunderbolt® serial data standard. LeCroy's SDA 8 Zi-A Serial Data Analyzers, SDA II and Eye Doctor® II analysis software, SPARQ(TM) Signal Integrity Network Analyzers, and PeRT3® Protocol-enabled Receiver Transmitter Tolerance Testers have established leadership in their respective domains and provide unique and powerful toolsets for Thunderbolt design analysis, debug, and validation.
Highest Performance Serial Data Analyzers and Oscilloscopes
The LeCroy SDA 825Zi-A Serial Data Analyzer and oscilloscope models provide two input channels at 25 GHz - ideal for capturing the fifth harmonic of 10 Gb/s NRZ serial data. The SDA 825Zi-A may also be used in a four channel 20 GHz mode with exceptional signal fidelity - in fact, it is the only oscilloscope that provides 25 GHz with two input channels and 20 GHz with four input channels. This flexibility in bandwidth and input channel count is beneficial when the test engineer needs both the ability to perform a crosstalk analysis between multiple lanes using cable inputs and also to measure with the highest signal fidelity possible for validation of jitter performance on a single differential lane using cable inputs. Differential probes with bandwidth ratings up to 25 GHz are also available for use with the SDA 825Zi-A.
The SDA 825Zi-A comes standard with SDA II Serial Data Analysis Software, 32 Mpts/ch of memory, a hardware serial data trigger, and a variety of other standard software packages commonly used in serial data analysis, debug, and validation.
Oscilloscope Bandwidth Upgradeability and Investment Protection
LeCroy offers solutions for higher bandwidth in both SDA 8 Zi-A and LabMaster 9 Zi-A platforms. SDA 8 Zi-A can be upgraded to up to 45 GHz in bandwidth. LabMaster 9 Zi-A allows up to 20 channels at 20 GHz, 10 channels at 30 GHz, and 5 channels at 45 GHz. LabMaster provides unique capabilities in the marketplace for multi-lane serial data jitter and crosstalk analysis. Both solutions - 8 Zi-A or 9 Zi-A can grow in bandwidth to accommodate future testing challenges.
SDA II Serial Data Analysis Software Provides Superior Analysis Capabilities
SDA II Software - unique to LeCroy - provides faster eye diagram analysis (up to 100x faster), two jitter decomposition methods (for better debugging of crosstalk issues), and more jitter analysis tools (for deeper insight into root cause issues). The SDA II analysis package is the only solution that fully integrates jitter measurements into the oscilloscope software for greater confidence in jitter measurements.
The IsoBER eye analysis feature included in SDA II adds insight to the traditionally non-quantitative view of eye openings by providing an extrapolated view of the eye opening for a user-adjustable bit error rate. The ability to Show Mask Failures helps to quickly identify sources of eye failures by pinpointing the failure location in the acquisition data. Understanding root causes of the Random Jitter (Rj) and Deterministic Jitter (Dj) in a serial data waveform is a crucial step in reducing overall jitter, and LeCroy provides exceptional capability in this regard. For example, the Periodic Jitter (Pj) Spectrum allows the user to accurately identify the frequencies where Pj occurs. The Data Dependent Jitter (DDj) Histogram displays the distribution of the DDj while simultaneously showing a plot of the DDj vs. time overlaid on the pattern. Deep understanding of InterSymbol Interference (ISI) is enabled with a view of the ISI in sum or separated by a specific pattern. These analysis tools provide the highest level of insight into possible jitter causes and are not available from other vendors.
SPARQ Signal Integrity Network Analyzer - Fast, Easy, Affordable
The SPARQ provides S-parameter measurements with one button push at a fraction of the price of a conventional Vector Network Analyzer (VNA). The SPARQ signal integrity network analyzer connects directly to the device under test (DUT) and to PC-based software through a single USB connection for quick, multi-port (up to 12) S-parameter measurements. S-parameter measurements have traditionally been made using a VNA, a difficult to use instrument that is beyond many budgets. SPARQ is very affordable and simplifies measurements, making S-parameters accessible at the desktop of the Thunderbolt engineer.
The SPARQ provides calibrated measurements with a single connection to the DUT and offers simple setup choices. The user is able to start and complete the entire measurement with a single button press. Calibration standards are built into the SPARQ, which enables measurements to be made without multiple connection steps and removes the need for additional electronic calibration (ECAL) modules. Calibration proceeds quickly without user intervention, so calibration can be done often without relying on out-of-date saved calibrations.
SPARQ is the ideal instrument for characterizing multi-port Thunderbolt devices. It is ideal for development of measurement-based simulation models, design validation, compliance testing, or as a high-performance TDR.
Eye Doctor II Provides Easy Integration of S-Parameter Files into Serial Data Analysis
SPARQ provides S-parameter Touchstone format files that can be easily inserted into Eye Doctor II for embedding/de-embedding, and emulation. In addition, Eye Doctor II permits user-control for addition or removal of pre- or de-emphasis in transmitter signals, and also permits the ability to emulate the hardware equalizer used in the receiver so as to allow eye diagram and jitter calculations for the Thunderbolt signal as seen by the receiver.
PeRT3® Provides Protocol Awareness for High Speed Serial Data Testing
LeCroy's introduction of PeRT3 has changed the dynamics of physical layer testing. The PeRT3 fills the space between physical layer test and protocol test, providing a new and more intelligent capability for performance testing of receivers and transmitters. PeRT3 Phoenix specifically addresses PCI Express Gen3 test requirements. For other standards, LeCroy has incorporated PeRT3 together with LeCroy oscilloscopes and software for end-to-end testing of high speed serial data standards.
As Thunderbolt evolves and specifications become finalized, LeCroy will ensure support for Thunderbolt adopters through a continuous process of product upgrades and new product additions.
Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit the LeCroy web site (http://www.lecroy.com).
LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing, and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers, and global communications protocol test solutions used by design engineers in the computer and semiconductor, data storage device, automotive and industrial, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 45-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis"--capturing, viewing, and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.
New Videos on BrassCraft YouTube Channel Demonstrate Best-Practice Plumbing Installation
NOVI, Mich., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BrassCraft Manufacturing Company has launched a YouTube channel featuring detailed videos of common plumbing installations. The videos offer a popular medium for step-by-step instruction in modern plumbing applications.
"The dynamics of the market along with the changing demographics of our customer base, the plumber, challenges us for new ways to communicate", explains Patty Stinson, Director of New Products and Innovation. "The need to focus on the plumber has never been more apparent and is the core of our strategy. Many online videos lack the comprehensive detail, technical precision, and clarity that plumbing instructions demand. These videos provide the BrassCraft customer with straightforward information many other videos overlook."
Adds Mark Labadie, Vice President Information Systems, "This is another collaboration initiative between Marketing and IT using technology to enhance the message, strengthen the brand, and provide stronger ties between BrassCraft and the plumber."
The BrassCraft YouTube channel will cover topics including:
-- How to Install a Compression Valve
-- How to Install a New Solvent Weld Valve into a CPVC Supply Line
-- How to Install a Gas Appliance Connector with an Excess Flow Valve
-- How to Install a PushConnect Valve
-- How to Install a PEX Valve
-- How to install an Iron Pipe Valve
The videos are a valuable addition to the resources BrassCraft provides for customers. For example, BrassCraft has applied a QR (quick response) barcode to product packaging and other marketing materials. This allows customers to simply scan the barcode with a compatible smartphone to instantly launch YouTube for easy access to a menu of available installation videos.
Trade school instructors and their students will also benefit from viewing the new BrassCraft installation videos.
Professionally filmed in high-definition and employing the highest production values, each BrassCraft video begins with an overview of components, tools and supplies needed for the job. Installation is presented step-by-step, including conditions commonly encountered, then proper testing of the successful installation.
BrassCraftManufacturing Company, a Masco Company, is a leading manufacturer of products for use in the new construction and repair/remodel markets. The company's guarantee to these markets; Committed to Quality - Driven by Innovation is reflected in the thousands of high-reputation plumbing products that are sold under the BrassCraft brand. Founded in 1946, BrassCraft is an international corporation headquartered in Novi, Michigan with manufacturing and distribution facilities around the globe.
CineFLOW Introduces Revolutionary End-to-End Workflow System at NAB 2011
Powerful new system provides seamless support for 3D and 2D production from on-camera recording to final conform; CineFLOW appoints Band Pro exclusive dealer for the U.S.
LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CineFLOW(TM), a developer of advanced digital solutions for professional digital motion picture production, today announced the debut of the cineFLOW workflow system: a fresh digital-age approach enabling productions to record, view, store, manage and distribute content in one seamless system.
Created by the team that developed the innovative DALSA 4K camera, cineFLOW gives creatives control over every aspect of content, with technology working in the background to automate a multitude of mundane production tasks.
The system is being introduced during the National Association of Broadcasters convention and exhibition, April 11-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CineFLOW is demonstrating its system in the Band Pro Film & Digital booth, C10308, in Central Hall. Band Pro has been selected as the exclusive U.S. dealer for cineFLOW.
"Digital workflows are supposed to free creatives to concentrate on production, and not have to invent a new workflow for every production," said Marker Karahadian, cineFLOW lead investor and U.S. distributor. "CineFLOW serves both sides of the equation: tools for fostering creative expression with leading edge back-office support - in a cost-effective solution."
The cineFLOW system delivers intelligent work flows for uncompressed 3D and 2D 4:4:4 high-definition or RAW images. It is a software core with an integrated data base, a custom recorder with affordable ultra-high capacity recording modules, and two servers: one for on-set data management, the other for post-production data management
All major digital cinema cameras are supported by the cineFLOW system.
CinePIPE(TM), cineFLOW's software core lets on-set teams record content, then review, search and annotate production metadata almost instantly via an intuitive browser interface. The metadata remains married to a production's image files from the set through final conforming.
The on-camera hardware includes:
-- cineTAKE(TM), an ultra-compact recording system. It easily supports up
to four streams of uncompressed 4:4:4 3Ghz HD-SDI recording, and comes
with a built-in wireless proxy server for on-set picture and metadata
-- cineCLIP(TM), the recording cartridge, comes in two sizes covering 40
and 80-minute shoot times. Each can handle up to 60fps uncompressed
stereo recordings, and comes with full ESD and RAID protection.
Two server boxes round out the basic system.
-- The cinePIPE(TM) HUB, an all-in-one server designed specifically for on-
and near-set time-intensive production. With hardware including 4TB of
on-board storage, hex-core CPU and Nvidia GPU image processing and
optional LTO-5 drive, it lets productions offload and back up image data
in faster than real time.
-- The cinePIPE DI takes the features of the cinePIPE HUB and delivers them
in a powerful server installed at the production's post facility.
Each cineFLOW system is unique; however a basic system with one on-board recorder, three 40-minute media clips and an on-set station server is in the $75,000 range. The cinePIPE DI is $60,000 complete, with a very short list of options, Karahadian added.
For more information on cineFLOW sales, call Band Pro in Burbank, Calif. at (818) 841-9655, or contact cineFLOW directly at (323) 478-7351.
Agency contact: CineFLOW contact: Band Pro contact:
Skip Ferderber Marker Karahadian Nir Reches
Skip Ferderber & Band Pro Film &
Associates CineFLOW USA Digital, Inc
Tel: +1 (425) Tel: +1 (323) Tel: +1 (818)
315-1724 478-7351 841-9655
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"We intend to lead the next generation of mobile innovation. The acquisition of Tatto Media, which is one of the largest North American mobile marketing networks, will significantly strengthen our ability to connect advertisers to consumers worldwide," said Larry Tey, Ozura World Ltd. Chairman. "This acquisition represents a tremendous opportunity for us to support vertical mobile content providers and present advertisers with an effective platform for reaching their well-qualified, targeted audiences."
Tatto Media, established in 2005, has grown to become a leading mobile advertising network in the United States. Since its inception, it has been focused on generating real value - simultaneously producing results for advertisers and publishers alike. This balance of advertiser and publisher success is core to its proprietary mobile ad serving technologies.
"Mobile advertising is one of the fastest growing market segments in the online advertising space, particularly in Asia. This acquisition adds to the value of what both companies can bring to both Asia and North America," said Lin Miao, CEO of Tatto Media. "We are very proud to join the Ozura family and achieve our goal of becoming one of the largest mobile advertising networks worldwide," said Andrew Bachman, President of Tatto Media.
About Ozura World Ltd.
Ozura World is a leading entertainment media company specialized in mobile social network, mobile applications and wireless entertainment. The company distributes software and applications for mobile Internet devices such as cell phones, smart phones, wireless entertainment devices and tablets. Major markets across Asia include Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines. Ozura World has representative offices in 8 countries around the world.
About Tatto Media
Tatto Media was founded in 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. Over the past six years, the company has applied its expertise in performance advertising to mobile. Tatto Media's development of next generation advertising platforms is revolutionizing the mobile advertising industry. Since its conception, Tatto Media has been focused on generating real value - simultaneously producing results for advertisers and publishers alike. This balance of advertiser and publisher success is core to the Company's proprietary ad serving technologies. Tatto Media's results-oriented ad serving technology is built for results-oriented advertisers and publishers.
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Escalation Coming First to Xbox LIVE® May 3
New Content Pack Follows Record Setting DLC Launch; Worldwide Invasion in 22 Days
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The global phenomenon that is Call of Duty®: Black Ops, which has set video game and entertainment records, is poised to raise the stakes on May 3rd with the release of its second content pack Call of Duty®: Black Ops Escalation. Call of Duty: Black Ops continues to attract millions of gamers around the world online, logging more than 2 billion hours played and counting. The game's debut content pack, First Strike,shattered Xbox LIVE® launch records upon its release in February when it surpassed 1.4 million downloads in the first 24 hours alone. The follow up content pack, Escalation, will launch first on Xbox LIVE and features four all-new multiplayer maps, and a Zombies experience like none before it
"In crafting the Escalation multiplayer maps - Zoo, Convoy, Hotel and Stockpile - the team developed them to be distinct experiences in their own right, giving players the variety they crave in both setting and gameplay," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "And I don't want to spoil any surprises for Zombies fans, but Call of the Dead takes it to a whole new level."
Developed by Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Call of Duty: Black Ops is rated "M" (Mature) by the ESRB for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Strong Language. For additional Call of Duty updates, visit http://www.callofduty.com/blackops and also via Twitter @Treyarch.
Additionally, to celebrate the upcoming release of Escalation, Treyarch will host a Double XP weekend beginning Friday, May 6th.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Call of Duty and Activision are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
Xbox 360 is a registered trademark of the Microsoft Corporation.
Attorneys and Law Students Propel Their Legal Careers Forward With LegalMentor
NEW YORK, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly admitted attorneys, are you frustrated by the toughest legal job market of the decade? If you're employed, are you overwhelmed to realize you need skills you definitely weren't taught in law school? A resource exclusively for attorneys and aspiring lawyers has launched at LegalMentor.com.
Journeyman lawyers, are you worried about the health of your careers as large law firms lay off your colleagues and extend the time it takes to make partner? Concerned that your practice area isn't where you really want to be anymore, or your skills could be stronger?
Veteran attorneys, are you ready to make a radical career shift? Interested in learning new legal skills by working with experienced colleagues in other practice areas? Or is it the right time to give back to your professional community?
All of these attorneys and law students can benefit from a free membership at LegalMentor.com. LegalMentor(SM) launched the site as a resource exclusively for attorneys and aspiring lawyers of all ages, practices and experience levels looking to boost their careers. Legal mentoring, in which an attorney gives career advice and guidance to a less experienced colleague, is an important attorney career development tool that costs nothing but time -- yet is significantly underutilized. For those who are ready to take the next step, LegalMentor offers a members-only classified section matching their interests and needs with potential legal mentors.
In addition to matching legal mentors and proteges, the site also offers attorney career development articles intended to guide attorneys and law students of all experience levels. There you can learn about establishing a practice, promoting one online, switching practice areas and transforming to other interests.
Newly admitted attorneys will find that mentoring early in their careers helps them learn business and legal skills they might have otherwise struggled to develop over years. But for experienced attorneys, legal mentorships are ways to learn skills they need to go in-house, start their own firms or expand a practice. For example, if you keep getting client requests in an unfamiliar area of law, you can learn those skills while referring potential clients to your mentor. Legal mentoring particularly helps with networking, a vital skill for building client lists and lasting professional relationships, but one that law schools say students are reluctant to embrace.
Legal mentorships are especially relevant right now because the down economy is disrupting the traditional attorney employment market. Surveys show fewer law school graduates are employed at all -- and those with jobs are frequently looking for something better. Meanwhile, the lockstep compensation model for associates is losing favor, and large firms are making fewer partners. Even veteran attorneys can face problems when they practice an area of law that clients have taken in-house to save money.
LegalMentor(SM) is the vision of Carl Bartol, a public-sector attorney and web aficionado. Due to his own concerns about government budget cuts and downsizing, Mr. Bartol began exploring ways to develop additional special skills such as mediation, and look into alternative attorney careers. During that process, he became convinced that legal mentoring is a powerful and underappreciated tool that benefits both parties. Moreover, after attending numerous professional gatherings, he realized legal mentoring could also help with many of the most common attorney problems reported by colleagues. Still happily employed in his chosen career path, Mr. Bartol wants to enhance opportunities in his profession for all.
For more information about LegalMentor or to get started establishing new professional relationships, visit http://www.legalmentor.com/ today. Media inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R). http://www.Send2Press.com
CONTACT: Carl A. Bartol of LegalMentor, +1-914-275-1766
IBM Offers New Opportunities to Jump Start Cloud Computing for Business Partners and Start-ups
ARMONK, N.Y., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on efforts to help its partner community capitalize on the growing cloud computing opportunity, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today is making available two pricing and financing programs to help IBM Business Partners and start-up companies more easily build their own cloud applications and infrastructures with IBM technology.
IBM will provide Cloud Application Providers -- businesses that deliver Software as a Service (SaaS) -- the option of acquiring IBM software for use in their SaaS offerings as a monthly rental subscription, complementing the way they receive payments from their own clients.
Additionally, IBM will provide financing programs specifically designed for IBM Business Partners that are building cloud computing technical environments. With low-rate to 0% financing and deferred payments on IBM technology and services, the company will offer qualifying partners the opportunity to avoid large up-front costs as they start their cloud businesses.
These two offerings build on IBM's program to develop the IT industry's broadest ecosystem of companies that provide a wide range of cloud computing services and technologies for clients of all sizes and industries. This recently announced IBM Cloud Computing Specialty supports IBM Business Partners that demonstrate their expertise and customer success in cloud computing.
Companies in industries ranging from healthcare to entertainment are turning to cloud computing as a way to deliver and provide IT in innovative ways. According to analyst firm IDC, $45 billion will be spent on cloud-related technologies, hardware and software by 2013, up from $17 billion in 2009. (1)
"More and more clients are asking IBM and our partners to provide them with cloud capabilities around the globe, ranging from the flexible delivery of software applications to building private and public clouds," said Jim Corgel, general manager, Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and Developer Relations, IBM. "IBM's business partner community is essential to our ability to support these demands, and we are committed to providing the industry's best resources and opportunities to help our partners grow their business through the cloud."
Monthly Rental of IBM Software for SaaS Providers
The opportunity for Cloud Application Providers continues to grow as more businesses and organizations across several industries are turning to variably-priced, web-based software for different capabilities -- from managing electronic health records to delivering industry-focused CRM and business analytics software.
With the pricing model announced today, these ISVs will be able to offer clients the ability to get new capabilities up and running in a short amount of time without large up-front capital or on-going staffing to maintain the applications and hardware systems.
IBM's monthly rental software pricing allows ISVs to build and deliver their SaaS applications with IBM software -- such as IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM DB2 -- and scale up or down the software licenses needed monthly based on an annual commitment. For example, this allows ISVs servicing retail clients the opportunity to use more software licenses during heavy holiday or "back to school" seasons, and fewer during historically lower shopping months.
"As an ISV providing our own ERP software to various industries, we now have several clients opting for cloud-based delivery of our technology," said Claudio Bessa, international and new business director for Brazil-based IBM Premier Business Partner, TOTVS. "Through the monthly rental pricing from IBM, we can better manage our monthly finances and have the opportunity to grow or shrink the licenses we need each month based on our own deployment patterns."
For IBM, this provides a new opportunity to migrate ISVs from competitive software platforms to IBM middleware. It also offers start-up ISV companies with an easier on-ramp to IBM technology as part of their overall offering.
Jump Start Financing for Cloud Builders and Infrastructure Providers
IBM Business Partners can quickly build and expand their cloud business with low-rate financing programs available from IBM Global Financing, the lending and leasing arm of IBM. IBM Global Financing helps credit qualified Cloud Builder and Cloud Infrastructure Providers reduce up-front costs, predict monthly payments, and optimize their cash flow as they enter new business models.
IBM Global Financing offers a range of financing alternatives to fit each Cloud Builder and Infrastructure Provider's specific needs, enabling faster build-out of a cloud infrastructure while keeping technology current and competitive with a well defined IT lifecycle strategy. These include:
-- Cloud partners can optimize cash flow and ROI with low-rate and 0%
financing offers* that provide predictable monthly payments on eligible
IBM hardware, software and services solutions. There are also lease
options for select hardware that allow for mid-lease upgrades to the
latest processor technology and peripherals, protecting the Business
Partner's investment and competitive position while minimizing costs.
-- For large infrastructure deployments**, IBM Global Financing offers
initial payment deferrals of up to six months, allowing IBM Business
Partners to avoid large up-front cash outlays, while growing revenue,
and accelerate the cash flow break-even point of their cloud
(1) IDC's Worldwide Collaborative Applications 2010-2014 Forecast Update: Market Poised for Slight Rebound Within Next Five Years (#224269, August 2010).
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Awarepoint to Showcase Industry-leading Real-time Location System (RTLS) at AONE Annual Meeting
Live demo to highlight how to achieve positive clinical and financial outcomes
SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Awarepoint Corporation announced today that it will showcase its Enterprise Awareness and Real-time Location System (RTLS) at Booth #901 during the American Organization of Nurse Executives' (AONE) 44th Annual Meeting and Exposition, which will be held from April 13-16 at the San Diego Convention Center. Awarepoint's live demo will highlight how nurses can spend more time with patients and enhance patient safety and quality of care, while achieving positive clinical and financial outcomes.
Awarepoint's Enterprise and RTLS solutions enable hospitals and health systems to track equipment, patients, and personnel to enhance workflow, operational efficiency, patient safety, and outcomes.
"Our solutions are making a critical difference every day in healthcare by ensuring the right equipment, the right patient, and the right staff are in the right place at the right time," said Jay Deady, Awarepoint's CEO. "AONE provides the ideal opportunity to increase industry awareness of the key role Awarepoint plays in driving greater clinical and operational efficiencies while improving patient care and safety, the hallmarks of healthcare reform and accountable care organizations (ACOs)."
About Awarepoint Corporation
San Diego-based Awarepoint is the world's leading supplier of real-time location systems (RTLS) that hospitals use to track, monitor, and optimize the utilization and workflow of personnel, patients, and equipment. These proven solutions with 93 hospital client sites, 150,627 asset tags under management, and 47,015,515 square feet of RLS network coverage in US hospitals, enable clinicians and administrators to improve quality of care, efficiency, productivity, and processes more easily and cost effectively. For more information, visit http://www.awarepoint.com/.