CA Technologies Completes Acquisitions of Interactive TKO and Watchmouse B.V.
Companies Expand Options for Helping Enterprises and Service Providers Address the Complexity of 'Cloud Choice'
ISLANDIA, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced it has completed the acquisitions of privately-held Interactive TKO, Inc. (ITKO) and Watchmouse B.V. (WatchMouse). The acquisitions expand the breadth of solutions CA Technologies offers enterprises and service providers for using and providing cloud computing to rapidly deliver business services.
The addition of ITKO, a leading provider of service simulation solutions for developing applications in composite and cloud environments, allows CA Technologies to add a new and critical dimension to modern IT management and extend it to encompass the entire service delivery lifecycle. In particular, the acquisition will help customers overcome the limitations of current organizational approaches and break down the silos across development, testing and operations.
The addition of WatchMouse - an innovator in SaaS-based monitoring for cloud, mobile and traditional Web applications - will bolster the CA Application Performance Management (APM) solution, giving large enterprise customers comprehensive and flexible options to manage their applications within a single solution set. WatchMouse also will augment the Nimsoft IT Management-as-a-Service strategy by enabling customers to quickly and easily monitor response times for different types of business services--from the cloud to the data center.
"The additions of ITKO and WatchMouse to our portfolio enable us to meet the growing business demand for rapid time-to-market and lower operational costs, which is driving cloud computing adoption and greater choice around cloud services," said David Dobson, executive vice president and group executive, Customer Solutions Group, CA Technologies. "Customers have many choices when it comes to managing and securing traditional, cloud and hybrid application environments. With ITKO and WatchMouse, we are in an even stronger position to support a lifecycle approach to successful cloud deployment, including plan, design, deliver, secure and assure."
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at http://www.ca.com.
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The Silicon Desert Map campaign features more than 50 leading employers in Arizona. The annual map campaign is promoted on printed posters, calendars, online with linked logos, featured at airports and distributed at industry events. "We have eight annual map campaigns promoting regional High-Tech and Biotech clusters around the country that represents a unique advertising opportunity for leading companies to align their brand with a regional promotional campaign," said Mike Desrosiers, CEO and Publisher of Silicon Maps, Inc. "We are proud to showcase Arizona as an important High-Tech region through Silicon Desert's tenth promotional map campaign."
Each regional poster/map is hosted online at http://www.siliconmaps.com with all logos linked. 2011 Silicon Desert Map participating companies include: Avnet, Microchip, Billing Tree, Heraeus Materials, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Manufacturing Council and many other leading Arizona employers.
Silicon Maps, Inc. is the leading design firm of regional promotional industry maps and unique city maps featuring a visual online resource of hundreds of leading companies and resource agencies. Silicon Maps Promotional Products also sells logo-imprinted items for trade shows and corporate events. For more than 21 years, Silicon Maps, Inc. has helped branding for companies, industries, regions and cities.
Silicon Maps, Inc. creates and distributes compelling map designs that provide effective marketing opportunities for businesses and organizations worldwide to increase awareness for their community, industry, services and brand. Our unique promotional posters offer an effective communication tool while providing novel advertising results with long lasting effect for one low investment.
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GTSI Acquires Information Systems Consulting Group, Inc.
Acquisition expands professional services capabilities
HERNDON, Va., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI), a systems integrator, solutions and services provider to federal, state and local governments, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Information Systems Consulting Group, Inc. (InSysCo), a privately held Federal IT professional service provider.
This acquisition expands GTSI's professional services capabilities in the areas of software and database development and maintenance. Sterling Phillips, GTSI's President and Chief Executive Officer added, "The acquisition of InSysCo represents a significant step in executing our strategy of growing the professional services component of our business. With their CMMi Level 3 certification and long history of supporting software development at the Internal Revenue Service, InSysCo brings a new dimension of technical capability to GTSI's ability to deliver comprehensive information technology solutions to our customers."
InSysCo is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia and has more than 110 employees providing software development and support services to the Federal Civilian marketplace. The company has been independently appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development (CMMI) Level 3. InSysCo was recently awarded a Total Information Processing Support Services 4 (TIPSS-4) Prime contract by the Department of Treasury and was recognized as the 2010 Treasury Small Business Contractor of the Year. All of the work under InSysCo's current contracts is full-and-open. Their largest customer is the IRS.
Bill Johnson, InSysCo's Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer said, "We are excited to be joining GTSI with its established brand and long history in the Federal marketplace." Danielle Johnson, InSysCo's President added, "GTSI shares our commitment to the highest level of customer service and their resources will help fuel InSysCo's growth."
About GTSI Corp.
GTSI (NASDAQ: GTSI) is a leading provider of technology solutions to federal, state, and local governments. Founded in 1983, the company has helped meet the unique IT needs of more than 1,700 governmental agencies nationwide. GTSI professionals draw on their deep knowledge, strategic partnerships, more than 740 industry certifications, and customer service to guide agencies in selecting the most cost-effective technology available. GTSI has extensive capabilities and past performance in data center, networking, collaboration, security, and cloud computing solutions. In addition, GTSI's advanced engineering, integration, support, and financial services -- and broad portfolio of contracts -- ease the planning, purchasing, and deployment of solutions, and facilitates the management of mission-critical IT throughout the lifecycle. Headquartered in Herndon, Va., GTSI has approximately 400 employees and reported revenue of $666.7 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2010. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.gtsi.com.
GTSI and GTSI.com are registered trademarks of GTSI Corp. in the U.S. and other countries. All trade names are the property of their respective owners.
New Temperature and Voltage Devices from Measurement Computing, the Low-Cost Benchmark for 24-Bit Multifunction DAQ
NORTON, Mass., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Computing Corporation, the value leader in data acquisition, today announced the release of two, 24-bit USB DAQ devices for measuring temperature and voltage.
Starting at only $599, the USB-2408 Series offers 16 voltage or 8 thermocouple inputs and up to two analog outputs, plus eight digital I/O, and two counter inputs. The USB-2408 Series provides up to 1 kS/s sampling, ideal for capturing low or medium speed signals. The USB-2408 Series design features a 24-bit ADC which provides superior accuracy and noise performance.
A range of software options are included with the USB-2408 Series including out of the box TracerDAQ(TM) along with comprehensive support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio® .NET, DASYLab®, NI LabVIEW(TM), and MATLAB®. Also included is Measurement Computing's DAQFlex open-source software framework which provides support for Windows®, Linux®, and Mac® operating systems.
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About Measurement Computing
Measurement Computing is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware, and test and measurement software solutions for both programmers and non-programmers. More information about Measurement Computing is available on the Web at http://www.mccdaq.com.
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HDI Announces Formation of the HDI Customer Technical Support Advisory Council
New Council Will Provide Resources and Support for Externally Focused Support Professionals
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HDI, the world's largest IT service and technical support association, announced today the formation of the HDI Customer Technical Support Advisory Council. This non-partisan, independent group of fifteen industry experts and experienced practitioners will use its combined knowledge and skills to develop additional resources for professionals who focus on providing technical support to "external" customers, the companies that sell products and services that require technical support.
The members of the advisory council, including support directors and executives from software development companies, dedicated support firms, and more, were chosen from invited applicants and will serve as a resource dedicated to assisting this specific community of support professionals. Drawing on the knowledge and experience of the members, the purpose of the advisory council is to provide objective guidance and additional clarity throughout the entire industry.
"There are over 120 years of collective experience between the members of the Advisory Council," said Craig Baxter, HDI's Global Brand Director, "and this new initiative will be a great resource for all customer technical support professionals, helping guide the support industry to greater heights and continued innovation."
The list of the appointed advisory council members was published on August 15 on the HDI website. For more information about the advisory council, its mission, and its members, visit ThinkHDI.com/CTSAC.
To even further develop this specific community, HDI is also launching a Customer Technical Support Forum. The HDI Customer Technical Support Forum is an elite group that allows senior-level technical support professionals from around the country to network, collaborate, and compare benchmark information with each other. The Forum's inaugural meeting will take place on October 24-27, 2011, in Oklahoma City, OK. For more information about the Customer Technical Support Forum, visit http://www.ThinkHDI.com/CTSForum.
HDI is a global IT service and technical support membership association and the industry's premier certification and training body. Guided by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners, HDI is the leading resource for help desk/support center emerging trends and best practices. HDI provides members with a vast repository of resources, networking opportunities and the largest industry event - the HDI Annual Conference and Expo. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, HDI offers training in multiple languages and countries. For more information, visit http://www.ThinkHDI.com or call +1 719.268.0174. HDI is part of UBM TechWeb.
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT Support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, telecom providers and business executives) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM, a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
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The Supermarket Guru Launches iPhone® App to Help Consumers Shop Smart When Filling Their Cart
ConAgra Foods-Sponsored App "Smarter Shopping " Puts Expert Tips and Advice at Consumer's Fingertips
OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConAgra Foods, in partnership with shopping and trends expert Phil Lempert - a.k.a. the "Supermarket Guru -- announced today the launch of a new "Smarter Shopping" iPhone app. The free mobile app features the Supermarket Guru's tips to help lead consumers down the path of smarter shopping so they save money, eat better and expand their palate and knowledge of the latest food news and trends.
"Thanks to my partnership with ConAgra Foods, consumers can now get handheld access to my weekly grocery shopping tips, food trends, recall information and more with a free iPhone app," touts the Supermarket Guru himself, Phil Lempert. "The new iPhone app offers the great Supermarket Guru resources and tips and news you've come to know and love, in a convenient, on-the-go format."
Features of "Smarter Shopping" include Lempert's popular Tip of the Week, which helps consumers make better shopping decisions and save more money at the cash register. In addition to the weekly coupons and frequent shopper cards consumers already use, Lempert's tips show the "hidden ways to save." For example, when purchasing New York State Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Lempert suggests buying it from the dairy case rather than a cheese table or from the deli. Cheeses found in the dairy case are typically in a clear plastic wrap rather than fancy packaging, and can save consumers up to 40 percent on their cheese purchase. What consumers might not know is that as a result of federal law, cheeses aged for the same time coming from the same state, will actually be the same product.
The Smart Substitutes feature gives tips on replacement options for common recipes ingredients for health, allergy or weight control reasons. For example, if a recipe calls for one teaspoon of lemon juice, a half teaspoon of white vinegar is an acceptable substitute. Users can access the best uses and benefits of a number of foods and beverages with the Products 101 feature. Use this feature to learn about artificial sweeteners, kosher products, cooking oils, probiotics, shopping with food allergies, an A to Z wine glossary and more.
"As consumers become more and more discerning of their food purchases, the Label Translator can help demystify ingredients in one, quick tap," says Lempert. "For example, learn that carrageenan is actually just seaweed, or that docosahexaenoic acid is essentially an Omega-3 fatty acid and good for you!"
Other app features include:
-- The Latest News and food trends with Lempert's weekly Food News Today
webcast, plus Recalls and food safety alerts;
-- Lempert's Hits & Misses feature for reviews and product ratings of the
newest products at the grocery store;
-- An Organics Guide, which guides shoppers on which organic products are
worth the additional cost;
-- A Produce Guide that directs consumers to which produce is ripe, or in
season, in their area; and
-- A Recipe Database for quick and easy recipes that you can sort by
occasion, lifestyle and more
-- A Label Translator helps demystify some of the most common ingredients
It's no surprise that consumers are turning to their mobile devices for everything, including shopping. According to Google, 70 percent of consumers have used their smartphones while shopping in-store. A 2011 BabyCenter Mobile Mom report found that 62 percent of moms shopping with smartphones are using shopping apps. Now moms and other shoppers can add the "Smarter Shopping" app to their arsenal.
"The stats are clear. More and more consumers are turning to their mobile phones to seek answers while shopping, and this new iPhone app addresses that consumer need to get quick answers," says Brett Groom, senior vice president of content integration and activation at ConAgra Foods. "We're happy to be partnering with Phil Lempert for ConAgra Foods' first foray into the mobile app market as we bring savvy shopping advice to the fingertips of consumers."
Download the "Smarter Shopping" mobile app to get the best value from every grocery trip at the iTunes® store. Learn more about Phil Lempert, the Supermarket Guru, at http://www.supermarketguru.com.
ABOUT CONAGRA FOODS
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at http://www.conagrafoods.com.
ABOUT PHIL LEMPERT
Known as the Supermarket Guru®, Phil Lempert is a distinguished author and speaker who alerts customers and business leaders to impending corporate and consumer trends, and empowers them to make educated purchasing and marketing decisions. He is one of America's leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts, serving as a spokesperson for ConAgra Foods and making regular appearances on NBC News' Today show and ABC's The View. Lempert offers thorough food ratings, analyzes trends in food marketing and retail, and features health advice, unique recipes, nutrition analysis, allergy alerts and many other resources for consumers. Learn more about Phil Lempert at http://www.SupermarketGuru.com.
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Anixter International Inc. Announces Sale of Aerospace Division to Greenbriar Equity
GLENVIEW, Ill., Aug. 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE), a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire & cable, fasteners and other small parts, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Aerospace Hardware Division to entities controlled by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC. Under the terms of the agreement Anixter will receive $155 million in cash, subject to a net working capital adjustment, and up to an additional $30 million if certain milestones are achieved on or before December 31, 2013. The transaction is expected to be completed during the third quarter subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions.
Commenting on the transaction, Robert Eck, President and CEO of Anixter, stated, "We believe this transaction is a positive development for all parties involved, as it captures what we view as a fair value for the Aerospace Hardware Division and enables us to focus our attention and resources on our core operations and strategic initiatives. Our performance in Aerospace Hardware has been strong since first entering the business through our 2002 Pentacon acquisition, having achieved first half 2011 revenues of approximately $94.1 million and EBITDA of $12.0 million. However, customer and supplier consolidation has resulted in a business model that is distinctly different than our overall model. Despite the fact that Aerospace has historically delivered operating margins in excess of our corporate average, current high working capital requirements have impacted its return on tangible capital compared to our other businesses; therefore this division is no longer strategically aligned with our overall business." Eck continued, "Given Greenbriar's significant focus in the aerospace sector, we are confident it will be a strong and supportive partner for the aerospace business and build upon its solid market position under new ownership."
Noah Roy, Managing Director of Greenbriar, stated, "We believe that this transaction will enable the employees of the Aerospace Hardware Division to continue to provide outstanding service and supply chain value to their customers, the majority of which are the world's leading aerospace manufacturers. We look forward to partnering with the current management team to grow the business and invest in the future success of this Division."
In the third quarter of 2011, Anixter will report the results of this business as "Discontinued Operations" and all prior periods will be restated to reflect this classification.
Mr. Eck concluded, "Anixter has successfully evolved its business for more than 50 years, and we will continue to focus our efforts toward those areas that fully leverage our operating platform and drive profitable growth. The sale of the aerospace business reinforces our commitment to invest in our core business and will enable us to better direct resources toward areas that will maximize shareholder value in both the near term and the long term, including potential share repurchases, further reducing borrowings, and making strategic acquisitions as market opportunities arise."
Anixter International is a leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire & cable, fasteners and other small parts. The company adds value to the distribution process by providing its customers access to 1) innovative inventory management programs; 2) more than 450,000 products and over $1.0 billion in inventory; 3) 231 warehouses with approximately 7 million square feet of space; and 4) locations in 269 cities in 51 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE.
Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with $1.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry, including companies in aerospace and defense, freight and passenger transport, automotive, logistics, and related sectors. Greenbriar invests with proven management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in their companies as well as with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital. Greenbriar's partners bring many decades of experience at the highest levels within the transportation industry. Additional information may be found at http://www.greenbriarequity.com.
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(224) 521-4281 (312) 553-6716 (212) 521-4804
Facebook, LinkedIn, Kodak, GoNabit and Sony All to Speak at The Internet Show Middle East
DUBAI, UAE, August 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
The Internet Show Middle East, presented by Yahoo! Maktoob, will include
senior level speakers from facebook, Linkedin, Kodak, Sony, du and Etisalat,
who will all be giving their insights and tips into every area of internet
The Internet Show is being held on 27-28th September 2011 at ADNEC, Abu
Dhabi. It is the Middle East's best attended and biggest event for digital
marketing and online business where the latest technology and hottest
internet business solutions are highlighted.
With a growth in spending on digital media advertising by 45% in 2011 in
the MENA region according to Google Inc - it is crucial for companies to be
up to date with the newest technologies and have the opportunity to hear
from those who are already delivering great ROI.
The 5 conference topics to be covered:
- Social Media
- Cloud Computing
- E-commerce & Payments
- Digital Advertising
- Content Management
We have secured the biggest names from the biggest brands to come and
talk about the biggest issues in the digital world: du, Kodak, facebook,
LinkedIn, Cobone, Sony, Etisalat, Majid Al Futtaim, GoNabit, Souq,com, Abu
Dhabi Government, Wee World, Vodafone, Mediastow, Dubizzle.com, Audi, Zain,
Rotana Hotel, DHL Express, DUBAL, The Medinge Group, Pringo, Dubai
International Airport, Chouradviser, Flip Media, Jumeirah, Mashreq Bank,
Dubai Duty Free, Starcom, Al Rajhi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and many
Our purpose is to give our customers the relationships and big ideas to
do different and better business. We've been doing it for more than 20
years. We want you to come away from one of our events with eight big ideas
and eight new key contacts. That's how we contribute to the business
communities we serve.
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Q-Sensei Launches FeedBooster, the First RSS Feed Reader Powered With Next-Generation Search and News Filtering
ROCKLEDGE, Florida, August 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Free Web-Based Feed Reader Funnels Feeds Into an Organized Knowledge and
Helps Users Quickly Search, Find and Explore Relevant Info From RSS Feed
Q-Sensei today launches its FeedBooster, an advanced web-based feed
reader with unique and powerful search technology enabling users to "boost"
productivity by quickly and accurately honing in on relevant and timely
information from the wealth of RSS news, blogs and business feeds. The free
web-based service is up and running today and can be accessed at http://feeds.qsensei.com.
Q-Sensei's FeedBooster eliminates the stress of being 'behind' on
reading, tagging and bookmarking feeds. It features a customizable dashboard
to read and access feeds, powered with Q-Sensei's patented multi-dimensional
search technology that lets readers easily search, browse, discover and
share key information when and as they need it. FeedBooster becomes a
powerful archive and controlled knowledge tool turning RSS subscriptions
into a mine of information, whether for a casual reader's interest in
cultural news or for an executive's interest in company and market trend
information to maintain competitive advantage. With minimal clicks, users
can cull the relevant from irrelevant news through the dynamic
next-generation search engine.
The Technology. Q-Sensei developed a patented search technique called
multi-dimensional search, which lets users quickly hone in on relevant
information not just by key word (full text), but also by a simple or
multiple combination of specific "dimensions" or filters such as date,
author, source, tag and language. With this level of granularity,
FeedBooster users can personalize and change the combination of filters to
set up multiple "Search Profiles" - one-click saved searches of self-curated
mashup of feeds - to continuously and effortlessly track news tailored to
users' varied information needs. FeedBooster was also designed to offer a
high level of dashboard customization so that the feeds can be arranged and
presented in the user's preferred order.
"We would like to present a new standard for information search and
consumption where dynamic multi-dimensional searching is essential to filter
through the abundance of information around us," explained Ute Rother, CEO
of Q-Sensei. "We developed FeedBooster to help people stay on top of news
and get the most out of their favorite feeds. People want to stay abreast of
the best and most relevant news from sources they trust - be it politics,
music, entertainment or market news sites, friends' blogs or industry feeds.
Our multi-dimensional search-powered FeedBooster lets the user stay in the
driver's seat on a fast track to the right information."
The Q-Sensei FeedBooster also features:
- Single log-in via Google, Facebook and Open-ID
- Easy import from Google Reader; selection of feed sets on news,
politics, business, entertainment, technology, science, sports and
music; import of individual feeds
- Graphically-designed, user-friendly interface to add and manage
- Three browsing formats - grid, index and table formats to expand
or limit details presented to headlines or longer news summaries
- Social sharing of liked feed items via email, Twitter or
- Granular customization of the reader interface to control feed
trends - e.g. setting the sort order for the feeds, easy on-off and
frequency control on filters
- Text highlights on searches
Tablet and smartphone versions scheduled for the fall. FeedBooster apps
for tablet and smartphone devices - iOS and Android - will be available this
Q-Sensei is a new and powerful approach to search navigation which
addresses the increasing volumes of structured and unstructured information
on the Internet, in businesses networks (Intranets), on private computers,
personal databases and hand-held devices. With Q-Sensei, users can quickly
find - and discover - the relevant "needles" in the endless "haystacks" of
data through its powerful multi-dimensional searching and indexing engine.
Q-Sensei Corp. was formed in 2007 as a Delaware corporation out of a merger
of the German-based social knowledge network Lalisio and the American search
specialist QUASM. Q-Sensei's Search and Presentation Engine is protected by
U.S. Patents 7,080,059 and 7,680,777. More information can be found at http://www.qsensei.com.
The Average British Family Holiday Revealed in travelmatch Infographic
LONDON, August 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- travelmatch has released an infographic that explores the choices
British families make when planning their trips abroad -
Today travelmatch [http://www.travelmatch.co.uk ], an online travel
company, released an infographic detailing the choices the average British
family makes when going abroad on holiday. Brits use the company's
revolutionary search engine to tailor holiday plans to their exact
preferences - data from these searches was used to find the typical British
[http://www.travelmatch.co.uk/blog/2011/08/15/mr-x-goes-holiday ] follows the
story of Mr X and his average British family, as they go on a beach holiday
to the ever-popular Greek Islands. The data shows that the average family
departs from Manchester, between 6 and 10 in the morning, to an all
inclusive hotel with a spa, a pool, a hotel bar and a kids' club.
While the characters are fictional, the infographic represents the
attitudes of the average British family. travelmatch say it will help
tourists plan their next trip, while also providing an insight into what
holidays in 2012 [http://www.travelmatch.co.uk/holidays/holidays-2012.html ]
will prove most popular.
Alex Francis of travelmatch comments: "British travellers have access to
a huge array of options when it comes to booking their holidays. We wanted
to demonstrate this, while also showing what the average British family
chooses to do when they go abroad."
"This infographic should be a great resource for travellers. Families
can see what the most common departure time is, and perhaps buck the trend
to get through the airport at a quieter hour; or see what destinations have
proven most popular in the past, for sure-fire success when picking an all
inclusive holiday in 2012
The infographic can be found on travelmatch's blog at
travelmatch (http://www.travelmatch.co.uk) is a new travel discovery
engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide
range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike
other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date
or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make
informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and
activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product.
travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in
Notting Hill, London.
Trimble Introduces New Compact OEM GNSS Modules for High-Accuracy Mobile Positioning Applications
Modules Allow Integrators to Easily Add GNSS Capabilities to Advanced Positioning Products
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the Trimble® BD910 and BD920 modules to its GNSS OEM portfolio. These small modules feature centimeter-level, Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning capabilities that are ideal for high-precision and control applications. Capable of receiving a wide range of commercially available GNSS signals, the BD910 and BD920 modules are designed to allow OEMs and system integrators to easily add centimeter-level positioning to specialized or custom hardware solutions.
The announcement was made today at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011 Conference and Exhibition.
"The OEM and system integrator communities demand the highest performance, reliability and support for their positioning solutions," said Dale Hermann, director of marketing and sales. "The Trimble BD910 and BD920 deliver the latest GNSS technology in an easy-to-integrate form factor for demanding conditions and applications such as field computing, lightweight unmanned vehicles and port automation."
The single-frequency Trimble BD910 (measuring 41mm x 41mm) and dual-frequency BD920 (measuring 41mm x 51mm) GNSS modules are specifically designed for applications requiring high accuracy in a compact package. The modules track all available satellite GNSS signals including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass. The BD910 and BD920 modules are designed for easy integration and rugged dependability. Flexible connectivity options - Ethernet, RS232, or USB - allow fast data transfer and easy configuration via standard Web browsers. The modules also feature an innovative full-metal enclosure design to protect from harmful electromagnetic interference.
New Rugged Enclosure for the BD982
Trimble also introduced the Trimble BX982, an environmentally rugged enclosure for OEM or system-level integration. The BX982 houses a dual antenna Trimble BD982 OEM GNSS module for precise position and heading applications. This easy-to-integrate system is designed for high levels of performance and productivity.
The Trimble BD910, BD920 GNSS modules and BX982 rugged enclosure are available worldwide through the Trimble Precision GNSS + Inertial sales channel. For more information, visit http://www.trimble.com/gnss-inertial.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Discover Trading Tools and Training Whatever, Whenever, Wherever with City Index
LONDON, August 16, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
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Cellfire App for Windows® Phone Released - Becomes First Grocery Coupon App to Support All Four Major Mobile Platforms
Customized Windows App Targets New Users, Enabling Convenient Ways to Save Money
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --- Extending its leadership in digital grocery coupons, Cellfire Inc. today increased platform dominance with support for Windows Phone, offering retailers and brands the largest possible consumer reach for mobile couponing. By customizing an app specifically for Windows Phone, Cellfire is the only digital grocery coupon company that supports all of the primary mobile operating systems - Windows Phone, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry.
"Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like Cellfire, that play a valuable role in extending the potential of our mobile platform to enable an even greater mobile experience," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. "Cellfire's consumer-first approach to its app, which links manufacturer coupons to a Windows Phone users grocery savings card or loyalty ID for fast, secure and paperless redemption, is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone," he continued.
Providing brands and retailers with a way to reach digital consumers, Cellfire enables shoppers to gain instant access to grocery coupons from popular brands offered at more than 5,500 grocery stores and customized to specific geographic areas and stores. Cellfire provides the only grocery coupon app that securely links a manufacturer's coupon to a consumer's grocery savings card or loyalty ID for a convenient, safe and paperless redemption experience.
"We offer retailers and brands exclusive access to new customers, creating an intuitive interface that will resonate with each mobile platform," said Paul Stanley, vice president of marketing at Cellfire. "We are making it easier and more convenient for consumers to save money by giving the right coupon to the right person at the right time."
Cellfire offers a variety of touch points, which include web, mobile, social networks, television and in-store, influencing consumer behavior at every phase of the shopping experience, including:
-- Before consumers shop in planning and awareness
-- While they shop through location-based notifications and alerts
-- After they shop with brand loyalty programs and incentives
The Cellfire Digital Offer Network enables consumer brands the broadest distribution network of websites and mobile applications, including third-party partners, grocers and white-label solutions. For brands, Cellfire connects to grocer websites as well as to more than 400 web and mobile partners that reach millions of consumers in their digital world.
Cellfire is the leading provider of digital coupon solutions in the U.S. The award-winning Cellfire Digital Offer Network provides brands reach and scale across a fragmented market to engage customers anytime, anywhere with their device of choice across web and mobile. Through just one access point, Cellfire gives brands simplified access to the largest network of digital coupon-enabled grocers and their consumers. Cellfire distributes millions of coupons per month through their Digital Offer Network, reaching users through grocery websites, more than 400 partner web sites, and more than 20 mobile apps. Founded in 2005, Cellfire is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.cellfire.com.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Phone are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
SOURCE Cellfire Inc.
CONTACT: Wes Robinson of GolinHarris, +1-213-438-8722, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Cellfire
360networks Announces Launch of 360connect Customer Portal
Portal streamlines day-to-day processes for growing VoIP customer base
SEATTLE, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 360networks, a facilities-based wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, and VoIP services, today announced the launch of its new VoIP customer portal, 360connect.
360connect is an easy to use web portal for customers to manage their VoIP-related interactions with 360networks, directly from their desktop. Customers will soon have the option of integrating internal applications directly into 360networks's ordering and provisioning services via an application programming interface (API). Utilities include reserving and activating telephone numbers, placing directory listings orders, reviewing inventory, submitting and monitoring trouble tickets, managing local number portability (LNP) requests and much more.
"We are constantly looking for ways to improve our customers' experience," said Nick Reifschneider, VoIP product director for 360networks. "360connect makes it easier than ever to do business with 360networks, streamlining administrative functions while still providing the responsive service our customers have come to expect,"
"We appreciate 360networks's high quality service with a personal touch," said Megan Outcalt, LNP/provisioning manager for JAB Broadband. "We are quite pleased with the simplicity 360connect provides; but, we know we can always get live support when we need it."
In addition to 360networks VoIP services, the company also provides VoIP customers with a full selection of wholesale services to include IP Transit, Private Line, and Ethernet services, all from a single source.
360networks is a full service wholesale provider of Private Line Transport, Ethernet, IP, and VoIP services, on its wholly-owned fiber optic backbone. Its facilities-based network provides deep coverage, spanning 18,500 miles to tier 1 to 4 U.S. markets (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) and British Columbia. Financially strong and a CLEC in 36 states, 360networks helps the nation's voice, data and web-based application and service providers to quickly pursue next generation strategies, migrate from legacy networks, grow into new markets and services, and increase network diversity. http://www.360networks.com
CONTACT: Scott R Fincher, Product Marketing Manager, +1-303-854-5016 (p), +1-303-886-0566 (c), email@example.com
O2 Secure Wireless, Inc. Goes "Live" and Enters into Final Testing Phase on Residential Community in Atlanta, Georgia
Company to Boost Monthly Revenue by $33,000 by Providing State of the Art Internet Service to the West Village area in Atlanta, a Residential Community Boasting Approximately 1100 Residential Units
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O2 Secure Wireless, Inc. (Pink Sheets: OTOW) announces that the Company continues to achieve its Corporate milestones in bringing Wireless Broadband Internet Services to the populated West Village Community, representing in the range of 1100 potential clients, which will boost the Company's revenue stream by approximately $33,000 per month upon completion of the final testing phase.
With O2 Secure Wireless currently mobilized in the expansion of its domestic operations, this service network agreement represents the realization of another important corporate objective. With this agreement in place, O2 Secure Wireless broadens its horizons, expanding from Florida into Georgia, signifying the achievement of a goal that the company has recently been working diligently to accomplish.
"We are extremely pleased that our domestic operations as a company will now be expanding into a larger portion of the south eastern region. The community that we will be serving consists of well over 1000 units and possibly double once final RF tests are completed, providing the Company revenue of well over $30,000; a substantial addition to the Company's domestic revenue stream. This is only the first of numerous developments that have a similar need for the competitive services that we can offer," stated Val Kazia, President, O2 Secure Wireless, Inc.
About O2 Secure Wireless: O2 Secure Wireless is a Company that is currently developing numerous wireless tower facilities in the U.S. The Company is also instrumental in the development of wireless broadband communication services domestically. Under a recent merger with Earthcom Service Inc., the Company is currently being structured to provide affordable flat rate pre-paid wireless services in developing countries internationally.
Safe Harbor Act: This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, and other risks identified in a company's annual report.
Quantum3D Debuts New Line of Next-Generation Thermite Rugged Embedded Computers
New Thermite XVG 4000 and Thermite TL 2000 Set New Standards for Customization and Flexibility in Field-Deployed Ruggedized Computing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AUVSI, Booth #3109 -- Quantum3D, Inc., a leading provider of visual computing solutions for government and commercial applications, today announced two new additions to its award-winning Thermite® family of embedded computers, the Thermite XVG 4000 and Thermite TL 2000. Poised to set new industry standards for performance in field-deployed computing, the new Thermite XVG 4000 offers state-of-the-art processing and performance and the Thermite TL 2000 breaks mobility and power efficiency barriers to meet the computing and operation needs of demanding military and aerospace environments.
"The new Thermite products offer new levels of performance benchmarks to meet extreme computing needs," said Arthur Yan, president, Quantum3D. "The Thermite TL 2000 offers small size and power efficiency, while the Thermite XVG 4000 offers the ultimate in high-performance processing power to accommodate a range of field-deployed computing needs. In addition, both form-factors are designed to endure some of the most severe environmental and temperature conditions, from extreme weather to vibrations and shock."
More About the Thermite XVG 4000
Bringing the power of graphics workstations to the battlefield, the Thermite XVG 4000 offers state-of-the-art graphics and processing technology for applications ranging from real-time sensor signal processing to situational awareness. The Thermite XVG 4000 is the most powerful fan-less, graphics-based, rugged computer available, and features a modular design that allows the system to be optimized to meet specific project requirements, including tailoring of the CPU, GPU, video processing, networking, I/O, and storage features, using Commercial-Off-the-Shelf modules.
The Thermite XVG 4000 offers a range of features and benefits for vehicle-based deployment or field-based missions, including:
-- Leading Performance: Intel® Core(TM) i7-610E 2.53 GHz with Turbo Boost
to 3.2 GHz (Dual Core) and other CPU options, with up to 8 GB system
-- State-of-the-Art Graphics: Intel for 2D processing, CUDA-capable
NVIDIA® FX880M for mid-range workstation performance, or NVIDIA(
)FX2800M for high-end performance
-- Video Capture: Quantum3D's advanced PCIe-based video capture and
processing options for real-time video capture
-- Connectivity Flexibility: Four USB ports, four serial ports, two gigabit
Ethernet ports, audio and video I/O, expandable via PCI-104 Express and
MiniPCIe slots; MIL-STD 1553 optional
More About the Thermite TL 2000
Thermite TL 2000 rounds out Quantum3D's line of rugged Thermite family as the lightest and smallest embedded system. The Thermite TL 2000 offers lower power consumption for a range of markets, including man-wearable applications, robotics, real-time signal processing applications like GPS and radar, as well as embedded sensor signal processing applications such as LIDAR/LADAR.
The Thermite TL 2000 offers a range of features and benefits for applications requiring low power consumption in a rugged form factor, including:
-- Military Connectors: Mil-Spec connectors for rugged reliable connection
-- Video Outputs: Supports LVDS and VGA
-- Standard Computing Platform: 100 percent PC-compatible
-- Performance: Intel E6XX CPU 1.6GHz, with up to 2 GB system memory and
128 GB storage
-- Integrated Graphics: Intel GMA600 Integrated Graphics
The new Thermite embedded solutions will be on display in Quantum3D's booth #3109 at AUVSI. More information is also available online at Quantum3D's website.
Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS), open-architecture, real-time visual computing solutions. Quantum3D combines the most advanced hardware and software systems for graphics simulation in a variety of markets and implementations--image generation; tactical computing for avionics; vehicle and man-wearable applications; synthetic environments; graphics subsystems; and other COTS solutions. Quantum3D is a privately-held company headquartered in San Jose, California.
IgnitionOne Expands Global Reach and Technology with Acquisition of Adjug, Europe's Leading Advertising Exchange
LONDON, August 16, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Deal Combines Unrivalled Online Marketing Technology with Global Reach
to Simplify Multi-Platform and Multi-Market Advertising
IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology
[http://www.ignitionone.com/uk ] and solutions company, has acquired AdJug
[http://www.adjug.com ], Europe's leading display advertising exchange for
unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their
technologies to provide marketers with a sophisticated solution that
simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
Display advertising is growing rapidly, fuelled in part by the
transparent buying environment offered by advertising exchanges such as
AdJug. According to the latest Internet Advertising Bureau UK's PwC Ad spend
report, in 2010 online advertising reached a record GBP4 billon, or 25% of
total ad expenditure in the UK. Display advertising accounted for the
biggest gain, growing by more than a quarter (27.5%) to a new high of
GBP945.1 million, and representing 23% of total online spend. The IAB UK
also reports that more than half of media agencies in the UK (54.2%) expect
to increase the amount of display advertising bought through ad exchanges.
Furthermore, the AdJug Exchange will give IgnitionOne customers complete
control over their display ad placements and traffic volume. The Exchange
currently serves three billion plus ad impressions per month to more than 67
million unique users, across more than 2,000 publishers and 4,000 sites
This deal will enable IgnitionOne, which currently generates more than
GBP12 billion in online sales for marketer and agency clients such as
General Motors, Fiat, LBi and Golley Slater, to increase its global reach
and offer an unrivalled suite of online marketing solutions.
Will Margiloff, CEO of IgnitionOne, said: "The online ad market is
overcrowded with complicated and overlapping technologies. With this deal,
IgnitionOne is simplifying digital marketing for agencies and brands. We are
growing rapidly to meet advertisers' demands and, with AdJug on board, we
can further realise our ambition for the Digital Marketing Suite to be the
leading advertising technology platform."
For IgnitionOne, which formed through the merger of SearchIgnite and
Netmining Europe earlier this year, the acquisition increases its global
footprint to nine offices in Asia, Europe, the Indian sub continent and the
USA, employing more than 200 people. AdJug's Exchange will give IgnitionOne
customers greater access to advertising inventory in new markets, and enable
agencies and brands to create international campaigns from one dashboard.
AdJug Co-Founders Michael Stephanblome and Satish Jayakumar will join
IgnitionOne's executive team, strengthening the company's leadership in
Europe. Stephanblome was previously managing director for Gumtree.com and
ran marketing for eBay in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Before AdJug,
Jayakumar was the Director of European Strategy for MIVA.
Tomorrow Focus, a leading internet group in Europe, will retain a 20%
share in AdJug and advise the company as it expands across Europe.
Michael Stephanblome, co-founder and CEO of AdJug, said: "Our Dynamic
Creative Technology (DCT), combined with IgnitionOne's audience scoring
technology, will give AdJug's customers better response, greater reach and
efficiencies through the industry's most advanced online advertising
IgnitionOne [http://www.ignitionone.com/uk ] is the world's first closed
loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online
performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management
(search, display and Facebook), cross-channel attribution and on-site
optimisation all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag.
IgnitionOne currently powers more than $20 billion in revenue each year for
some of the world's leading online marketers and agencies, including General
Motors, Chico's, Ann Taylor, Fiat, Digitas, CyberAgent and more.
AdJug [http://www.adjug.com ] Ltd., based in London, Munich and
Bangalore, is the largest and longest- running transparent display ad
Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves
three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users
per month. Currently the company has over 500+ advertisers and relationships
with more than 2,000+ publishers and 4,000 sites worldwide. AdJug helps
advertisers and agencies to achieve superior campaign performance. Its
optimisation technology uses data aggregation to build dynamic re-targeting
segments, which find conversions across ad Exchange inventories.
Epson Introduces Two New Value-Priced, Ultra-Bright Projectors for Small Businesses
VS410 and VS350W Offer Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Affordability, Quality and Ease-of-Use
LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today introduced the VS410 and VS350W - the newest evolution of its high-brightness, low-cost projector series. The VS410 ($899*) offers 4,000 lumens of color and white light output(2) with XGA resolution, and the VS350W ($949*) delivers 3,500 lumens color and white light output with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution for users looking to leverage widescreen notebooks and high-definition content.
"These new VS-series high-brightness projectors are designed to deliver proven performance, reliability and vibrant images without impacting the budget," said Jason Meyer, product manager, Epson America. "The easy-to-use Epson VS410 and VS350W offer the perfect option for businesses looking for cost-effective projectors with basic functionality and the versatility for use in all lighting conditions."
The VS410 and VS350W offer easy-to-use connectivity and control features, including USB Plug 'n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a PC or Mac® computer via a USB connection, as well as Direct Power On and Off for wall switch power control and Instant On/Off® which instantly powers the projector on and off with no cool down time. In addition, the convenient A/V Mute Slide instantly turns off the sound and images to create a quick pause in the presentation, conserving lamp life and energy, and helping to save costs.
The Epson VS410 and VS350W provide presenters with value-added features such as built-in 5W speakers and Epson's exclusive E-TORL lamp technology which enables the lamp life to last up to 4,000 hours(3) in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time. The VS410 and VS350W also come equipped with the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver vibrant images, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations. 3LCD technology provides an energy-efficient light engine which uses available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness(4).
Availability and Support
The Epson VS410 and VS350W will be available in Sept. 2011 through national resellers, mail order and distribution. Both models come with a standard one-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services - Epson PrivateLine® phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business days. For additional information about the VS410 and VS350W, visit http://www.epson.com/projectors.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: http://www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
* Estimated street price
(1) Based upon Q1 2011 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.( )
(2) White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
(3) Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp Brightness decreases over time.
(4) Data source: ProjectorCentral.com Jan. 2011. Average of 1,038 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the five segments.
CONTACT: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5683, Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com, or Jane Fainer, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200, ext. 1052, firstname.lastname@example.org
PharMEDium Unveils Drug Shortage and Usage Updates on New Website with Focus on Patient Safety
LAKE FOREST, Ill., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharMEDium Services, LLC, market leader for customized pharmacy sterile compounding for hospital intravenous and epidural therapies, launched its new website, http://www.pharmedium.com, which now provides updates on drug shortages, patient safety and ready-to-use pharmacy compounding services. Hospital customers can easily obtain valuable information on PharMEDium's broad range of services designed to reduce waste, improve efficiency and enhance patient safety. The PharMEDium website design provides information necessary to facilitate a hospital's selection of the right partner for compounded sterile preparations and demonstrates the qualities to look for when assessing a possible outsourced pharmacy sterile compounding service provider. The result of choosing a partner that ranks high in regulatory compliance, quality and patient safety measures, medication administration safety features and service excellence is the selection of a reputable and reliable outsourced pharmacy sterile compounding service provider.
Amy Langan, VP of Marketing and Business Development, commented, "PharMEDium's new website demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improve on our customer service experience providing innovative customized pharmacy sterile compounding solutions to the market we serve. We conducted extensive customer research to ensure that our website design and development met the mark for enhancing patient safety. We succeeded by making valuable service information easier to locate, use and refer to at the touch of a key."
PharMEDium hospital customers want easy access to drug shortage information and ready-to-use pharmacy compounding service updates as well as convenient online ordering capability for DEA Schedule II Controlled Substances. Central to PharMEDium Services is http://www.pharmedium.com, where convenient online ordering for customers resides. Online ordering has been propelled to the next generation by the establishment of the Controlled Substance Online System "CSOS" for ordering DEA Schedule II Controlled Substances.
David N. Jonas, Chairman and CEO of PharMEDium Healthcare Corporation stated, "PharMEDium's launch of an enhanced website experience is yet another example of our commitment to provide hospital customers with continuous service improvements. Our wide-range of pharmacy compounding services, innovative processes and customer service demonstrates our continued commitment to be the national leader in hospital outsourced compounding services."
PharMEDium is the national leading provider of customized pharmacy sterile compounding for hospital intravenous and epidural therapies. The PharMEDium network of state licensed and federally registered compounding centers provides trusted solutions to hospitals throughout the United States. PharMEDium complies with all applicable state laws and FDA regulations, including USP Chapter (797), and DEA requirements. For more information on PharMEDium, visit http://www.pharmedium.com.
SOURCE PharMEDium Services, LLC
PharMEDium Services, LLC
CONTACT: Amy Langan, Marketing and Business Development, +1-847-457-2327, email@example.com
UBM TechInsights Comments on Google's Acquisition of Motorola Mobility
Patent experts weigh in on the largest development in the mobile market this year.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechInsights views Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility for approximately $12.5 billion as an affirmation of their intent to bolster and defend their leadership position in the mobile marketplace.
With the purchase, Google acquires over 17,000 Motorola patents that are still in good standing (with another 7,500 in application). Based on UBM TechInsights patent valuation metrics we feel Google may have spent less per valuable "essential" patent than the consortium that recently out bid them to acquire Nortel's patents just over a week ago. This is potentially a huge 'gotcha' to those companies who'd hope to stymie Google's growing mobile market share.
As the merger and acquisition unfolds, UBM TechInsights' team believes this to be less about Google becoming a major player in the handset space; rather it is about acquiring valuable intellectual property from the wireless communications giant for current and future business growth and stability. This investment can benefit both Google and its partners in the handset and carrier space.
UBM TechInsights Vice-President of Intellectual Property Rights and Professional Services, Mike McLean, views Google's aggressive patent acquisition strategy as Google establishing a strong position for injunctive relief if they do pursue litigation while protecting themselves against alleged patent infringement from their competitors.
"As a relatively young company, Google hasn't had the benefit of time to build out a developed patent portfolio in comparison to its competitors and as such, are open to litigation," says Mr. McLean. "In acquiring Motorola Mobility's patents (and their recent purchase of over 1,000 IBM patents), Google is arming themselves to not only suit their business needs, but while potentially placing them in a position to be on the offensive."
Mike Mclean is a leading IP strategist who regularly speaks at conferences and contributes to IP publications.
About UBM TechInsights
UBM TechInsights provides professional services and essential intelligence to manage technology and Intellectual Property (IP) portfolios. With over 20 years of experience in technical analysis and IP matters UBM TechInsights provides a comprehensive IP management process that delivers maximum strategic advantage and financial returns for customers around the world. The company provides information and customized services in IP, Technical Intelligence, and Business Intelligence for each stage of the IP lifecycle. Global markets served include Automotive, Clean Technologies, Consumer Electronics, Investment, Legal, Medical Devices, Semiconductors, and Software. For more information, please visit http://www.ubmtechinsights.com.
New Video Wall Controllers from Trenton Feature Matrox Mura MPX Universal Input/Output Boards
MONTREAL, August 15, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Trenton TVC3400, TVC4400 and TVC4403 systems expand display
wall and matrix switching options for custom corporate AV projects to
large-scale video walls
Matrox Graphics Inc. and Trenton Systems today announced three new
Trenton video wall controllers, tested and validated for use with Matrox
Mura(TM) MPX display wall controller boards. A single Mura MPX PCI Express
x16 board facilitates video switching, signal conversion, scaling and
de-interlacing across four inputs and four outputs, while combining multiple
Mura MPX boards in a single Trenton system simplifies hardware required for
larger video wall, digital signage & corporate AV projects.
The Trenton TVC4403 4U rackmount system is a new high-performance,
high-density video controller for AV professionals and integrators managing
large-scale, collaborative display walls. The TVC4403 features a 14-slot,
PCI Express 2.0 Trenton backplane that is currently validated with up to six
Matrox Mura MPX display controller boards to support up to twenty-four 1080p
HD inputs across twenty-four 1080p HD outputs.
Matrox has also validated two compact Trenton systems with embedded
Trenton motherboards and Matrox Mura MPX display wall controller
boards-ideal for small to mid-sized video wall designs deployed in
space-conscious process control, security surveillance, and corporate
boardroom environments. The low-profile TVC3400 shelfmount system
incorporates one or two Mura MPX boards supporting up to eight input
channels across up to eight displays. The compact TVC4400 shelfmount system
includes up to three Mura cards to capture, scale, position and display up
to twelve inputs from different sources across up to twelve monitors,
projectors, cubes or tiles.
"Trenton is excited to have developed the latest members of its video
controller family with Matrox," said Michael Bowling, President of Trenton
Systems. "Our mutual customers will appreciate Trenton system performance in
their high-end capture and display applications and how these integrated
hardware solutions simplify the installation and start-up of their video
"Following closely on the heels of Trenton's TVC4401 product launch,
Matrox is pleased to validate Trenton's latest rackmount and shelfmount
video controller systems," says Helgi Sigurdsson, Product Manager, Matrox
Graphics Inc. "Incorporating the unique single-slot, input/output Matrox
Mura MPX boards within additional Trenton-designed systems allows Trenton to
deliver fully integrated solutions to AV customers running demanding
applications on any sized display wall."
The Trenton TVC3400, TVC4400, and TVC4403 video controller systems are
Matrox Graphics is a leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for
professional markets. In-house design expertise, top-to-bottom
manufacturing, and dedicated customer support make our solutions the premier
choice in industries that require stable, high-reliability products.
Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics U.S. in Partnership with L4 Mobile Present iClassics
New iPad Application Dedicated To Discovering The Best In Classical Music
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iClassics is a new classical music discovery application developed exclusively for Apple's iPad. Created by Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics U.S. in partnership with L4 Mobile, the app allows consumers to explore the recordings from these labels' vast and prestigious catalogues in a new and interactive way. Deutsche Grammophon and Decca labels are home to such lauded artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Cecilia Bartoli, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Leonard Bernstein, Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and many more.
Utilizing a unique tagging interface, iClassics offers the ability to search, mix and match composers, instruments and even moods, successfully catering to classical music beginners and established fans alike. iClassics also includes an interactive composer timeline featuring over 100 composers ranging from the Medieval time period through the present.
In addition, users have the ability to share their classical music discoveries with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Free updates will include new recordings along with new features as they roll out.
It includes the following features:
* Interactive Tagging Interface
* Free Streaming Deutsche Grammophon & Decca Classics
* Streaming Audio Samples
* Integration directly with the iTunes Music Store(TM)
* Facebook (TM) integration
* Twitter (TM) Integration
*Apple AirPlay (TM) Enabled
"Classical music is an incredibly rich experience, but the sheer variety of composers, performers and interpretations can be daunting for some," said Max Hole, Chief Operating Officer, Universal Music Group International, who is responsible for UMG's market-leading classical music labels worldwide. "This new, exciting iClassics app simplifies this complex world and guides music lovers to the finest recordings of the masterpieces performed by the world's top performers in an enjoyable, user-friendly way. Our goal is to help more people discover this extraordinary world."
Key Digital® Introduces New Phantom Series (TM) HDMI Handshake "Fixer," Model KD-HDDA1X1
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Key Digital Systems, Inc. the Experts in Digital Video Technology and Solutions is proud to introduce our exciting new Phantom Series(TM) KD-HDDA1X1 HDMI extender/balun. This sophisticated HDMI extender is designed especially for commercial and residential applications. As leaders in digital and analog video technology, Key Digital® produces a variety of HDMI extenders to provide solutions to installers for both residential and commercial A/V systems.
Dealers all over the country seek out Key Digital's durable and user-friendly HDMI extenders. The incredibly versatile KD-HDDA1X1 creates a "...bridge to digital..." according to Dan O'Donnell, National Sales Manager for North America, since it is able to sort through a variety of different signals (such as 3D, uncompressed video, etc) and ensure compatibility between devices each and every time. Additionally, the KD-HDDA1X1 utilizes the same programming language as many other award-winning Key Digital products which ensures versatility, ease of use, and swift installation. This allows for a flexible system which is guaranteed to work with any number of HDMI® compatible sources and displays. Additionally, this versatility translates into faster install times according to Key Digital® President, Mike Tsinberg, who states that, "The KD-HDDA1X1 enables the installer to be proactive when constructing his installation since it negotiates all the mysteries of HDMI sources and displays with ease." Today's installers need reliable, easy, and fast integration of video and audio in both residential and commercial applications. The KD-HDDA1X1 eliminates the need for expensive additional equipment and delivers versatile performance.
The KD-HDDA1X1 allows for easy programming, simple operation, and flexibility due to full audio control for each output including: volume, multi-band equalizer, and lip sync control. The KD-HDDA1X1 is also unique for its compact size since it does not sacrifice performance, quality, or reliability. "At Key Digital®, our products are built on an open platform which supports all major control systems enabling the KD-HDDA1X1 to negotiate the handshake with an internal EDID library of ten default HDMI handshakes," says Michael Lakhter, VP of Sales. "Key Digital values the demanding needs of today's commercial and residential A/V systems and takes great pride in the performance, flexibility, and user-friendly nature of all of our products."
The Phantom Series(TM) KD-HDDA1X1 HDMI extender features the capability to repeat HDMI to 65ft. and equalize the signal for reliable transmission over greater distances than standard cabling. Up to 3 KD-HDDA1X1 may be daisy-chained Utilizing the latest HDMI standards, the KD-HDDA1X1 passes 3D and 4K signals, HD Audio and ARC (Audio Return Channel) information back from the display (for ARC capable devices).
-- Capable of repeating 1080p resolution up to 65ft. (20 meters).
-- Supports all SD, HD, and VESA (VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, UXGA)
resolutions up to 1080p (60Hz & 50Hz)
-- SD & HD: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
-- VESA / VGA (RGBHV): From 640x480p up to 1920x1200p
-- Auto-adjustment of equalization, buffering and amplification
-- 10 available built in EDID Library settings
-- 3D, 4K and ARC HDMI V1.4 features supported
-- HDCP compliant
-- Built in EDID Library settings permit passing 3D signals
-- Allows extending HDMI for longer runs than normally possible
-- Ultra small design for many applications
-- Fixes many HDMI related issues
-- Up to 3 KD-HDDA1X1 may be daisy-chained
-- Supports lossless compressed digital audio:
-- Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS(TM)-HD Master Audio
Key Digital Industry Leadership
Mike Tsinberg, Founder and President of Key Digital, is a holder of 40 HDTV patents.
-- "Father of DVD" - Developed architecture and system software for world
first Digital Video Disk (DVD) MPEG2 based authoring system - key DVD
-- Participated with Emmy Award Winner for DVD technology development
-- 2009 Inductee as one of the Top 200 Pioneers of HDTV by the Academy of
DTV Pioneers (CEA)
-- SMTPE Fellow
About Key Digital®
Key Digital is a CES award-winning developer and manufacturer of leading-edge technology for HDTV applications, delivering total video systems solutions. The company manufactures a wide range of digital video processing and video signal distribution solutions marketed broadly to the HDTV community, such as digital video and audio processors, switchers, distribution amplifiers, cables, adapters, and more. For more information, visit us at http://www.keydigital.com.
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Key Digital Systems
CONTACT: Masha Lakhter, +1-914-667-9700 ext. 211, or Cell: +1-917-701-3238 , or Fax: +1-914-668-8666, Masha@keydigital.com
Dr. Garo Kassabian of Lift MD Aesthetics® Revolutionizes the Doctor/Patient Experience of Cosmetic Surgery on His New iPhone/ iPad App, Lift/Tuck App on iTunes
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrity cosmetic surgeon, Garo Kassabian, MD, FACS of Lift MD Aesthetics® Beverly Hills has developed a cutting edge App for your iPhone, iPad and iPad2 that allows users to change their look and see results without surgery.
The hottest plastic surgery app on iTunes changes the way you look at cosmetic surgery. Lift/Tuck App simulates cosmetic surgery and presents users with a "before and after" of the virtual surgery they perform on an image of themselves. With the swipe of a finger, users can morph their appearance with state-of-the-art technology to achieve a look that, traditionally, only a cosmetic surgeon is able to achieve in their office. Users can upload or snap a photo using their Apple device and let the transformation begin. Once the morphing is complete, the user then has the option to email their new look to a friend, publish it to Facebook or even send it in to Dr. Kassabian for a personal consultation. Not only can users change their look using Lift/Tuck App, but Dr. Kassabian also offers educational health and beauty tips as well as suggestions for his favorite skincare products.
Lift/Tuck App is not just a game; it is a revolution in the doctor/patient experience. Dr. Kassabian developed Lift/Tuck App to allow the general public to become more knowledgeable of cosmetic surgery and better communicate the changes they may want to see in themselves. Although it is presented in a user-friendly, fun and stylish interactive platform, Dr. Kassabian emphasizes that it is not just another pretty app. "I personally developed Lift/Tuck App for my practice so that my patients and the general public could become better educated on cosmetic surgery and experience a virtual makeover that would allow them to visualize what they might look like before even stepping into my office."
Lift/Tuck App is also a powerful virtual consultation tool that allows users all over the world to consult with a board certified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Kassabian knows how important it is to discuss a patient's vision so that they have realistic expectations and can understand all of their options in achieving their goal. "I have patients from all over the world and wanted to create something that would allow them to communicate their desires effectively from a virtual platform before they take the next step." This innovative app gives you instant access to information, education and a leading expert in the field, regardless of your location.
About Dr. Kassabian
Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Garo Kassabian is recognized as one of best-trained and most trusted cosmetic surgeons in the country. His main practice, Lift MD Aesthetics®, is located on the prestigious North Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills and features private and discreet access for high-profile patients, a full service spa and an on-site surgery center. Celebrities and the beauty-conscious alike turn to Dr. Kassabian for his talents and discretion and know their privacy is protected and their results subtle yet effective. With years of experience and constantly staying up to date with the latest technological advancements, Dr. Kassabian serves as one of the most in demand cosmetic surgeons to the Hollywood elite, international influencers and those in the know.
Robotics Trends Announces Launch of RoboNexus.com Website for Robotics Enthusiasts
New site to serve robotics consumers, hobbyists, educators, students, and everyone who loves robots
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, today unveiled robonexus.com, an exciting new website designed to serve the masses of people interested in robots and robotics technologies and want to learn about them in a fun, friendly, informative way.
"Robots are cleaning our homes, fighting our wars, even operating on Uncle Sid, and in the near future, they may be driving our cars and caring for our elderly," states Ellen Cotton, editor-in-chief, RoboNexus.com. "The technologies being created by universities and intelligent systems developers around the world are just so cool and exciting that now is the perfect time to have a site that educates and informs everyone about these breakthroughs and how they will change our lives. People love robots, it's as simple as that, and RoboNexus will be the site for all of those people," adds Cotton.
Visit RoboNexus.com today for:
-- Robot News - All the new robots and cutting-edge technologies;
-- Cool Bot Roundup - Featuring Humanoids Robots: Creepy or Cute;
-- Up Close & Personal interviews with Robotics Industry Leaders -
Featuring Tandy Trower;
-- Monthly Spotlight - Featuring Robots Help Fight the War on Autism;
-- Robotics Industry Events and Competitions: Upcoming AUVSI coverage;
-- You-Post-It Pages- For DIY robots, Robot Clubs, Competitions,
Universities and Events;
-- Robot Glossary;
-- Bot Blogs;
-- Weekly Polls and more!
Sign up for the free weekly RoboNexus e-Newsletter by September 15th for a chance to win a PLEOrb robotic dinosaur, courtesy of Innvo Labs! Sign up at robonexus.com/subscribe
Editorial contact: Ellen Cotton at 508-663-1500x240 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Send press releases to email@example.com.
For advertising information contact Rich Erb at 508-663-1500 x240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Robotics Trends
Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., is the world's first integrated media company serving the burgeoning personal, service, mobile and industrial robotics marketplace with:
-- Robotics Trends Publishing, which produces Robotics Trends
(http://www.roboticstrends.com), an online news and information portal focused
on robotics business and technology trends for people who build, buy,
invest in robotics and RoboNexus (http://www.robonexus.com) bringing robotics
enthusiasts information about robotics and intelligent systems in a fun,
friendly, informative way.
-- Robotics Trends Events, which produces the RoboBusiness Leadership
Summit (http://www.robobusiness.com), and the Robotics Trends Summit Virtual
Conference Series (http://www.robovirtualevents.com).
AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Coverage in Wayne County
New Cell Sites Activated as Part of Ongoing AT&T Investment in Local Wireless Network
DETROIT, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* today announced the activation of 23 new mobile broadband cell sites in various cities throughout Wayne County including Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Melvindale, Taylor, and Lincoln Park that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.
The new cell sites are one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation's best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.
"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the Wayne County community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide enhanced coverage, and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we're accomplishing that," said Jim Murray, president, AT&T Michigan. "In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Wayne County. If approved, this deal means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."
"Expanded mobile broadband coverage is very important in the fight to keep the streets of Detroit and Wayne County safe," said Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon. "Stronger signals and faster connections give law enforcement instant access to the information we need during critical investigations and keep our officers connected. The entire region will be safer because of ATT's investment and continuing commitment to Wayne County."
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.
"We want you to have an extraordinary experience whether you are sharing videos and photos with friends, watching a movie, checking the latest scores, or keeping your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Brian Ducharme, vice president and general manager for in AT&T Michigan and Indiana "Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere. We're investing in a combination of technologies right here in Wayne County to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all our customers."
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with nearly 27,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Wayne County or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*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.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
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, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, 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.
Author Matt Lewis Utilizes Copia to Give Readers Exclusive Notes, Thoughts on "Quotable Rogue" Directly in their eReader
Copia's eReading platform creates a conversation in the margins of eBooks
Allows authors to identify, congregate and grow their readership base by interacting with fans, followers and readers
NEW YORK, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Copia - the first social eReading platform - announced that author Matt Lewis's book "The Quotable Rogue: The Ideals of Sarah Palin in Her Own Words," is now available for purchase with his exclusive notes and additional insight directly in the margins of the eBook.
Copia, a content, commerce and community-based e-reading solution available as a free app or download on most digital devices, allows users to purchase eBooks and create online book clubs for readers and authors as well as share thoughts, notes and ideas on their personalized Copia homepage and directly in the margins of their eBook.
"Readers interested in fresh and exclusive insight into Sarah Palin can log-on to Copia, download Matt Lewis's book and instantly get insider information right from the author in the margins of their eBook," said Ben Lowinger, Executive Vice President of Copia Interactive LLC. "Not only do they have access to Matt's notes, but they can leave comments for others, create conversations and meet new people right in the pages of his eBook."
For readers, they can meet new people online with similar reading habits, create online book clubs and interact directly with authors and friends in the margins of the eBook. For authors, they can use Copia to identify, congregate, maintain and grow their readership base by interacting with fans, followers and readers.
"As a new digital resource for publishers and authors, we think Copia - which is Facebook meets an online book club - is going to create a new movement in eReading," Lowinger said. "For authors, it's a way to attract more readers by giving them exclusive access they wouldn't get in a hardback book and to identify and maintain their fans and readers for future books. For publishers, it's a new resource to directly reach out to consumers and increase book sales."
About COPIA LLC
COPIA is part of the DMC group of companies. COPIA is a social media and content delivery platform that brings together content, community and commerce to create an environment where users collaborate, socialize and buy content that is important to them. COPIA is the first social reading platform that is entirely community driven. COPIA is accessible across all digital devices and platforms including Mac, PC, Android, notebooks, netbooks, iPads, tablets and smartphones. COPIA OEM solutions are available for partners who want to benefit from the value of COPIA's social commerce engine. For more information please visit http://www.thecopia.com.
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Copia Interactive LLC
CONTACT: Sam Frommer, Copia Interactive LLC, +1-212-448-7619, email@example.com
MaximTrak Launches New Digital Platform for Providers & Administrators
WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MaximTrak Technologies, (http://www.maximtrak.com) a leading systems developer for the retail automotive, motorcycle and powersports finance and insurance industry (F&I), today announced the launch of e-TRAK, a new digital platform for Providers and Administrators. e-TRAK supplies F&I product providers with a turnkey solution for e-Rating, e-Contracting, e-Signature and e-Registration through the MaximTrak F&I Menu platform. e-TRAK has completed its sixth month of field operations with tens of thousands of contracts being executed and remitted to administrators and insurance carriers.
"We are excited about the newly enhanced e-TRAK digital platform that streamlines the sales and administration process both at the dealership level but also at the administrative and insurer levels as well," said Jim Maxim Jr., President of MaximTrak Technologies. "e-TRAK enables real-time business transactions at the consumer point of sale and gives Providers and Administrators the necessary tools to streamline their business, reduce paper transactions and administrative costs, accelerate cash flows and bring to life what the industry has been talking and dreaming about for the past five years."
The new platform streamlines the F&I process by enabling communications between the provider and the F&I Office in real-time. e-TRAK enables complete electronic contracting and eliminates the need for the dealership user to access multiple applications or have to re-enter critical deal data in order to complete the transaction. It is capable of delivering an integrated business process throughout the sales transaction that incorporates electronic product rating, e-contracting, e-signature and e-registration for every dealer in North America. MaximTrak also connects with providers and administrators through partner product exchanges such as F&I Admin Solutions (FIAS), Provider Exchange Network (PEN) and other industry participants.
Benefits to F&I providers include accurate rating with real-time updates, online forms distribution, online contract origination, electronic signature and online registration. The e-TRAK platform reduced errors in contracting; increases productivity and sales penetrations and greatly enhanced the quality of time consumers spend in the F&I Office. MaximTrak is currently handling thousands of electronic transactions per day and anticipates a rapid increase in volume due to the new platform.
"Our strategy is to open up our network to other providers and enable connectivity to all parties. We have a collaborative approach and our new platform not only offers product integration to MaximTrak directly but also through industry partnerships such as F&I Admin Solutions (FIAS) and the Provider Exchange Network (PEN), which is part of Open Dealer Exchange (ODE). We are expanding the range of companies we deal with in order to service our clients even better," Maxim commented.
MaximTrak(TM) is a web-based platform designed to enhance the presentation of value-added aftermarket options to consumers and drive increases in F&I product sales and customer satisfaction ratings. MaximTrak integrates with all major DMS providers eliminating the need for manual data entry into multiple systems which saves time and makes the application easier and more enjoyable for F&I Managers to use. The MaximTrak Dashboards(TM) reporting application automates the management of the department and provides dealers with real-time sales and performance statistics.
A dealership can receive a no-cost price quote by contacting MaximTrak at 1-800-282-6304, or view further information at MaximTrak's website at: http://www.maximtrak.com
About MaximTrak Technologies:
MaximTrak is a leading provider of F&I Systems Technologies to the retail automotive, motorcycle and powersports industries. The Companydesigns, develops and deploys advanced technologies to enhance the customer buying experience and enables retailers with tools to manage and improve profitability and compliance within the finance and insurance department. With over 25 years of experience servicing automotive dealers, MaximTrak works together with its clients and partners to establish a better vehicle delivery process by utilizing technology to create a lasting and repeatable customer experience that results in higher profits and increased customer satisfaction.
Palisade Systems Ramps up Channel Presence with an Expanded Palisade Partner Program
Data Loss Prevention provider launches enhanced program with SaaS MSP Option, higher margins, tiered partner levels, deal registration and co-marketing programs
DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Palisade Systems, the leader in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions for mid-size businesses, announced today the launch of a new Palisade Partner Program, offering higher margins and services with sales incentives, expanded sales and technical training, and co-marketing programs with account representation on regional levels. DLP is growing at a rate of 20-25% yearly, and as demand rises, Palisade is working through partners to deliver their solutions to the thousands of mid-size healthcare and financial services firms located throughout North America.
"We are committed to taking all deals through our Partners - 100%," explained Spencer Snedecor, CEO of Palisade Systems. "We want to deliver our solution to mid-market enterprises as they desire, namely though their trusted partner."
The program enhancements come as the company looks to expand its channel presence and grow its DLP business with its flagship PacketSure DLP solution. The program enhancements include sales, sales engineer and technical training, both online and onsite; co-branded sales and marketing programs and materials; tiered partner levels; online deal registration; a dedicated sales associate; not-for-resale (NFR) evaluation products; and a risk assessment program for risk-free evaluation on a customer's site.
New MSP SaaS Offering
In addition to announcing the expansion of its partner program, the company also announced separately today the launch of PacketSure SaaS DLP, which offers complete DLP functionality to end-users of all sizes and industries as a low-cost SaaS solution available through managed service providers (MSPs).
While Palisade's PacketSure DLP solution is easy to deploy, partners can add additional value in customizing and optimizing the solution to fit the unique and changing needs of their customers.
"We're definitely seeing an increase in demand for easy to use and maintain DLP solutions," Snedecor said. "Users of all sizes need to protect sensitive client and patient data, and DLP has become a requirement for them, driving DLP growth."
About Palisade Systems
Palisade Systems, Inc. is an industry leader in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market. Focused on delivering solutions for mid-size and small businesses, Palisade's patented DLP product, PacketSure, helps healthcare and financial organizations proactively secure sensitive and proprietary intellectual property from leaving data networks, defines and enforces access to internal network resources, and enforces compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS, SOX and GLBA. Visit http://palisadesystems.com or call 1.888.824.0720.
Palisade Systems, Palisade, the Palisade Logo and PacketSure are trademarks of Palisade Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners.
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CONTACT: Theresa Smith, Pathway Communications, for Palisade Systems, +1-818-704-8481, firstname.lastname@example.org
Trend Micro Updates Web Gateway Security for Broader, "Beyond the Browser" Control Over Cloud-Based Applications
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today announced the latest release of the company's web gateway solution, which now delivers even greater visibility and control over the growing use of cloud-based applications such as instant messaging, peer-to-peer, video and audio applications, and web mail.
Trend Micro(TM) InterScan(TM) Web Security 5.5 provides superior protection against Internet threats, while reducing costs through datacenter consolidation by supporting bare-metal, VMware® Ready and Microsoft® Hyper-V® virtual appliances. It works alongside the Advanced Reporting and Management module, a separate, but essential, component that provides centralized real-time network traffic visibility, drill-down historical reporting, and policy management.
Key new features found in the Trend Micro InterScan Web Security 5.5 release include:
-- Application Control: This provides greater visibility into and control
over an organization's Internet usage. It automates the discovery and
bandwidth usage of over 420 Internet-based protocols and the thousands
of client applications that leverage them. Administrators can understand
which users' traffic needs to be controlled per application type and
then create rules to enforce those policies. Unlike most web gateway
products which can only apply policies to the traffic they can proxy,
InterScan Web Security provides total visibility across all ports and
many more protocols.
-- HTTP Inspection: This provides more granular control to protect against
emerging web threats by allowing administrators to identify behavior and
filter web traffic according to any characteristic of the HTTP protocol.
Administrators can leverage supplied policy templates to control things
-- whether users can post content to social networking sites;
-- whether users can send specific attachment types in public webmail
-- which browsers/versions can be used to access the Internet.
In addition, administrators can easily capture sample traffic from within the product and create custom filters to enforce any policy they might need.
-- URL Filtering: In addition to the Allow, Block, Monitor, and Warn
actions available for URL Filtering policies, several enhancements are
included in the 5.5 release, including:
-- Time-based Quotas: This allows administrators to define the total
allowable browsing time within work/leisure hours that users can
visit specific sites or categories of sites. Temporary time
extensions can be granted as needed.
-- Password Override: This allows administrator-defined users to
override the block action by typing a password in their browser to
allow one-time access.
Gabriel de Freitas Braga Castello Branco, security analyst, Real Protect Information Security
"We really like the new features in the latest release of InterScan Web Security. The application control capabilities give us great visibility, so we can discover any of over hundreds of Internet applications on our customers' networks."
Jay Jensen, Chief Information Officer, director of IT,Sierra RV Corporation
"With in-the-cloud threat protection, InterScan Web Security stops threats on the web and only brings in content from sites that are deemed safe. This is a much better strategy for security."
John Maddison, GM of data center security, Trend Micro
"Employee-use of cloud-based Web 2.0 applications is standard for many organizations and, as a result, it exposes their organization to cybercriminals attempting to gain access to sensitive data. Trend Micro InterScan Web Security gives organizations visibility into the Internet-based applications employees use and also secures that usage by blocking unwanted or unsafe content at the network perimeter. It's powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, which means customers are getting the superior protection that comes from a cloud-client innovation which combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs(SM) researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats."
Trend Micro InterScan Web Security press presentation
Trend Micro InterScan Web Security product landing page.
Understand how the Advanced Reporting and Management module can complement Trend Micro InterScan Web Security here.
"Cost Advantages of Virtual Security Appliances." Download the whitepaper here.
North American Pricing & Availability:
Trend Micro InterScan Web Security 5.5 is available August 15. Pricing varies by seat count and decreases with volume. For the 2001-5000 seat level, Trend Micro InterScan Web Security license price for new customers is $17.98 per user, with a 3 year cost being $28.77 per user.
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