Actions Semiconductor Expands Product Offering with the Introduction of New Series 28 Products
ZHUHAI, China, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: ACTS), one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides comprehensive mixed-signal system-on-a-chip (SoC) and multimedia digital signal processing (DSP) solutions for portable consumer electronics, today announced the introduction of its new Series 28 product family. Following a successful sampling program and positive customer response, the new Series 28 product family is moving into volume production with selective customers in the second quarter of 2011.
With this latest product introduction, Actions is bringing a compelling product offering to the portable media player (PMP) market. With the full spec of 1080P (1920*1080 pixel) video engine plus HDMI Transmitter (HDMI Tx) built-in, Series 28 allows the user to enjoy a variety of high definition content on a portable device or through television. The flash engine has also been equipped with more features than previous generations. Like a feature rich smart phone, Series 28 can perform interactive animation, such as background wall paper, usually offered on the Android operating system. Additionally, more flash games can be enjoyed on the Series 28 platform. Together with the 32-bit central processing unit (CPU), simulated 3D graphic processing unit (GPU) and 720P digital video (DV) recording functions, Series 28 provides a superior performance to cost ratio for PMP applications.
"Our goal is always to provide a powerful platform with differentiated features and cost-competitive total solution," stated Mr. Niccolo Chen, CEO of Actions Semiconductor. "With the friendly software development kit, our customers can easily configure the Series 28 platform as a PMP, a Game console or a multimedia DV. In addition to the built in power management unit (PMU) and HDMI Tx, the Series 28 product family also supports DDR2 memory and the latest TLC NAND Flash under 40-bit ECC architecture to achieve the best cost structure at the system level. With its many advantages, Series 28 has captured interest from both China-based and international customers."
About Actions Semiconductor
Actions Semiconductor is one of China's leading fabless semiconductor companies that provides mixed-signal and multimedia SoC solutions for portable consumer electronics. Actions Semiconductor products include SoCs, firmware, software, solution development kits, as well as detailed specifications of other required components and the providers of those components. Actions Semiconductor also provides total product and technology solutions that allow customers to quickly introduce new portable consumer electronics to the mass market in a cost effective way. The company is headquartered in Zhuhai, China, with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit the Actions Semiconductor website at http://www.actions-semi.com.
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Kaplan Learning Technologies Launches STT Trainer 6.0; A New Design for Higher eLearning Engagement and Retention
ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Authoring tool STT Trainer 6.0 from Kaplan Learning Technologies creates software simulations that feature a brand-new lesson player, facilitate easy multi-lingual eLearning, and can be developed for multiple browsers and platforms including the iPad and Android mobile handsets.
STT Trainer is an award-winning authoring tool for creating software simulations and documentation of business software applications to help companies achieve a rapid return on their enterprise application investments. No other eLearning tool can be used to capture as many different applications, or offer as much flexibility and efficiency during IT training and publication.
Kaplan Learning Technologies now offers the capability of playing STT Trainer lessons from a wide variety of browsers and devices, including software simulation lessons built for the iPad and Android mobile handsets. Chrome, Firefox and Safari are also now supported for eLearning playback on Mac, Windows and Linux computers.
New features for multi-lingual eLearning content mean that authoring software simulations now becomes a much quicker and easier process. For instance, authors can now export all custom text messages and voice recordings to have them translated externally in one go.
STT 6.0 also includes screen reader support for software simulations. For learners with special accessibility needs, on-screen eLearning objects can now be identified and narrated by standard accessibility programs such as the Windows Narrator, Jaws Reader and NVDA.
"STT Trainer 6.0 provides organizations with revolutionary authoring features that allow eLearning developers to quickly create and deliver IT training for their employees on many different platforms. STT Trainer 6.0 sports a fresh new look and remodeled navigation behavior giving learners a smart and intuitive learning experience for software simulation training," said Mike Alcock, Product Manager for Kaplan Learning Technologies.
Please visit our website to learn more about STT Trainer 6.0.
About Kaplan Learning Technologies (KLT)
KLT provides eLearning solutions that enable organizations and individuals to achieve business and career goals, and maintain a highly trained workforce. KLT is a division of Kaplan, Inc., a global leader in education services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO). For further information, please email KLT@kaplan.comor visit http://www.kaplanLT.com.
Verizon Wireless Encourages Support for Southern Storm Victims, Continues Smithville Relief Efforts
Mobile donations enacted, Crisis Response Team remains in Smithville to aid storm victims
TUPELO and SMITHVILLE, Miss., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless has implemented a mobile giving program for customers looking to contribute to Smithville, Miss. and other southern residents who have recently experienced storm destruction. Additionally, Verizon's Crisis Response Team will remain in Smithville through Friday, May 6 to provide storm victims with water, charging stations, and activated phones on site, to help families contact loved ones in the devastating aftermath of last week's tornadoes.
Customers wishing to contribute to Mississippi and other relief efforts through national and local charities may quickly donate $10 by texting the following designated words to the numbers below:
-- Text MS to 27722 for Mississippi Disaster Recovery Fund
-- Text GIVE to 80888 for the Salvation Army
-- Text REDCROSS to 90999 for American Red Cross Relief
-- Text SHOES to 85944 for Samaritan's Feet
-- Text 4TORNADO or TWISTER to 20222 for Save the Children
-- Text TORNADO to 20222 for World Vision
-- Text CONVOY to 50555 for Convoy of Hope
-- Text OKGIVE to 27722 for Tushka Disaster Relief Fund
-- Text SUPPORT to 27722 for United Way of Russell and Washington Counties
-- Text TORNADO to 50555 for United Way of Central Alabama
One hundred percent of the donation goes to the relief organization.
Emergency Services Available in Smithville, MS
A Verizon Wireless RV has been stationed in the parking lot beside the Piggly Wiggly grocery store on Highway 25 since last Friday offering residents, emergency management officials and first responders a place to charge wireless devices or connect to the internet via tablets and laptop computers. The Crisis Response Team has a supply of activated phones for use on site for anyone whose phone may have been lost or damaged during the storm. The charging station is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A Cell on Light Truck (COLT) was deployed immediately after the tornadoes, providing the Smithville area with enhanced network capacity, which was needed to manage increased cell traffic. Verizon's Tupelo retail location (located at 3945 North Gloster) also is fully operational and available to serve neighboring Smithville residents and customers.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
AT&T Invests in Virginia Network to Deliver Most-Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience
Plans Call for Addition of New Cell Sites and the Expansion of Backhaul in 2011 as Part of Initiative to Drive 4G Speeds, Increase Wireless Network Capacity
RICHMOND, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced plans to add and upgrade cell sites across Virginia as part of its 2011 initiative to deliver the nation's most-advanced mobile broadband experience.
The Virginia network enhancements are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its national wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011. The investment will support plans to enable 4G speeds over an increasing portion of the country throughout the year, including the planned initial launch of LTE beginning mid-year and the deployment of enhanced backhaul connections that enable 4G speeds**.
The 2011 investment will also support the build and upgrade of thousands of cell sites nationwide designed to increase network speed, coverage and reliability for both mobile voice and broadband services. AT&T also plans to install additional radio "carriers" at more than 30,000 cell sites nationally this year, enabling new layers of spectrum capacity to carry larger volumes of mobile broadband traffic. This additional capacity enables AT&T to support rising mobile data traffic volumes, which have increased more than 8,000 percent over the past four years.
Today's announcement builds on the momentum established with AT&T's 2010 wireless investment, when it added more than 90 new cell sites in Virginia and upgraded more than 130 existing sites to mobile broadband. From 2008 to 2010, AT&T's capital investment in its Virginia wireline and wireless networks was nearly $700 million.
"A more advanced mobile broadband experience drives economic growth, stimulates jobs and equips Virginia businesses to meet the network demands of today and tomorrow," said J. Michael Schweder, President AT&T Mid Atlantic. "We've significantly ramped up our wireless investments to enable an experience that offers Virginia consumers better speed, better reliability and better availability. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA also represents a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network in Virginia. 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."
Across the country, AT&T also continues to drive innovation in network technologies to provide maximum efficiency and performance for customers. In 2011, AT&T will focus on continuing to enhance its wireless network forecasting capabilities to better predict usage trends and build network capacity to always stay one step ahead of customer need. AT&T also continues to pioneer broadband solutions for high-traffic areas like stadiums and public places, deploying technologies including Distributed Access System networks and AT&T Wi-Fi hotzones.
"Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere," said Erika K. Thompson-Kemp, AT&T's Vice President and General Manager for the Virginia area. "We're investing in and deploying a combination of technologies to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience."
AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 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.
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.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Virginia or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.
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.
** 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network.
*** 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.
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Grab the Brilliant Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Pre-Order from Tesco Entertainment.
LONDON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due for release on the 26th August 2011, the brand new Deus Ex: Human Revolution is now available to purchase on pre-order at Tesco Entertainment. The next release in this award winning series, Deus Ex: Human Revolution promises exhilarating play for lovers of first person shooter strategy games.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution sets players on a mission to track down a triad hacker in some of the darkest corners of the world. On a journey from Shanghai to Montreal, players will be forced to push their problem solving skills to the limit. Human Revolution builds on the most enjoyable elements of the previous Deus Ex games giving fans a rewarding and challenging experience.
A blend of both action and role-play, the game rewards all styles of play and all approaches. Players determine how they want their character to evolve based on how they want to play the game, allowing the story to unfold uniquely. New abilities are unlocked with play, increasing stealth, social, hacking and combat skills.
With multiple approaches, multiple paths and multiple tools at the players' disposal, it is possible to choose an individual playing style which then forces gamers to face the consequences of their actions. The game also boasts stunning graphics and a brand new regenerating health model making Deus Ex: Human Revolution a real treat for gamers.
All games bought on pre-order from Tesco Entertainment benefit from Tesco's Pre-Order Price Promise. This means, if the pre-order price is different to the price on the day of release, you'll be charged the lowest price. Games bought on pre-order will also be dispatched to reach your door on the day of release, allowing you to enjoy your new purchase immediately.
Tesco Entertainment is the online portal for Tesco's range of entertainment products. The site hosts a large back catalogue of music, films and computer games as well as a wide range of new Computer Games, CD/MP3 releases and DVD titles. With exclusive deals, great prices, free delivery across the UK, double Clubcard points and outstanding service, Tesco Entertainment is the destination for all your home entertainment needs.
Matrox DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP Multi-Monitor Adapters Now Compatible with New Thunderbolt-Enabled MacBook Pro
MONTREAL, May 4, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Add up to 3 displays to your new Apple notebook: Latest Matrox firmware
delivers Thunderbolt compatibility and expanded resolution support
Matrox Graphics Inc. today announced that the Matrox DualHead2Go DP
Edition and TripleHead2Go DP Edition are now compatible with the latest
Apple(R) MacBook(R) Pro notebooks featuring the new Thunderbolt(TM) port.
Developed by Intel(R) and brought to market with technical collaboration from
Apple, the high speed I/O port sets a new standard for high performance
peripherals. DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP are already the preferred
multi-display solutions of many Mac(R) users. With a simple Matrox firmware
update, these solutions can also be used to achieve unprecedented dual- and
triple-monitor performance including OpenGL(R) support on the new
Thunderbolt-enabled MacBook Pro. The new software release will also add the
2x1400x1050 multi-projector resolution to the already comprehensive supported
"DualHead2Go DP and TripleHead2Go DP deliver workstation-class,
multi-display performance for the most demanding media creators and CAD
designers," said Caroline Injoyan, Business Development Manager, Matrox
Graphics, Inc. "We're happy to provide continuous support to our Mac users by
enabling Thunderbolt compatibility on our Graphics eXpansion Modules."
The Matrox DualHead2Go and TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules
(GXMs) work in conjunction with your system's existing GPU to provide
high-quality, uncompressed graphics and video across maximum resolutions of
dual 1920x1200 and triple 1360x768 under Mac. With the additional desktop
display area, MacBook Pro users can run different applications on each
monitor or view one application across multiple displays, eliminating the
tedious and time-consuming tasks of re-sizing, re-arranging, and
re-organizing multiple windows. Notebook users can further enhance their
productive workflow by using their laptop's LCD as a third-or fourth-monitor
to achieve an unprecedented level of computing efficiency. GXMs are also
compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating systems.
The new software is available on the Matrox driver download web pages,
while the Matrox DualHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: D2G-DP-MIF) and
TripleHead2Go DP Edition (Part #: T2G-DP-MIF) are available for purchase from
authorised Matrox resellers worldwide or, in North America and Europe,
directly from Matrox.
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. Founded in 1976,
Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with
representation and offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
Intel, Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt logo (Intel Corporation), OpenGL (Silicon
Graphics, Inc), Apple, Mac, MacBook (Apple Inc.), and Windows (Microsoft
Corporation) are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies in the United States and other countries.
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Tribal DDB and Brandtology Visualize Election Buzz
Tribal DDB Singapore Tracks 2011 Singapore General Elections Sentiments via Social Media
NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribal DDB and online monitoring company Brandtology have jointly launched a popular destination site that tracks buzz surrounding the 2011 Singapore general elections, giving the public a view of the facts, feelings and conversations being shared online, in real time -- unedited and unadulterated. The "Party Time" site was conceived and designed by Tribal DDB, with data and analysis by Brandtology, and brings together, on a single page, precis of the news, blogs and conversations Singaporeans are having about the elections. The "Party Time" operation uncovers for the public a previously unseen real-time snapshot of the biggest event of the year.
The "Party Time" web property draws its information from news sites, selected blogs and online conversations. It searches for keywords related to the 2011 Singapore general elections, and automatically assigns a positive or negative sentiment score to each one. The dashboard presents emotional sentiments for each party and pulls out trending discussions from social media. It is also able to show positive and negative online buzz generated on individual GRCs and SMCs. While no effort has been spared to ensure accuracy, it is important to note that the "results" are only an approximation of the views expressed. As such, they should not be taken as definitive or conclusive.
The project is part of an effort to encourage openness and real-time tracking of the election outlook while remaining neutral and providing statistical analysis. Using the convenient dashboard, participants can easily choose from a variety of visualizations by selecting from one of three icons on the top of the interface. The "All Parties" icon allows users to compare the amount of buzz across all the contesting parties. The size of each party logo represents the volume of conversations, blog posts and news articles that mention that party. Plus and minus symbols on the top left corner of each party logo indicate the number of positive and negative comments respectively recorded about that party. The "Single Party" visualization provides users with more detail on one particular party with a tag cloud of keywords mentioned in relation to the party, as well as a breakdown of the positive and negative sentiments of the comments. The third option is the "Constituencies" visualization, which gives viewers the sentiment breakdown of comments on each GRC or SMC, represented as red-green columns over each constituency. It does not reflect the sentiments of parties contesting the ward.
"There is an immense amount of content generated in social media for this election," said Jeff Cheong, Managing Director at Tribal DDB Singapore. "People are tweeting their minds in rallies, young bloggers are writing opinion pieces in reaction to the press, and Facebook statuses are being 'liked' by strangers. Our fascination with data visualization drove us to create a simple dashboard using the analysis from Brandtology," he continued.
"We wanted to be able to give netizens a way to view the macro level sentiments of the parties and different areas involved in the elections, so that they can get a feel of the pulse of what is happening online," said Kelly Choo, Co-founder and Business Development Director at Brandtology. "Tribal DDB was skilful in making a visualization that brought that out for visitors."
The website will be available throughout the election. The unique effort is also supported by targeted social media and blogger outreach and the site itself allows sharing via Twitter and Facebook. Polling day for the 2011 Singapore general election is on May 7.
Brandtology's (http://www.brandtology.com) business and brand online intelligence services enable global brands to manage and extract invaluable insights from consumers' conversations. Using proprietary technology, processes and trained professionals, Brandtology is able to provide a high degree of accuracy and relevancy in multilingual analysis. Astute global organisations utilize Brandtology's intelligence in multiple functional areas such as sales, marketing, public relations, insight and research, customer service and product development. Launched in 2008 and headquartered in Singapore, Brandtology has over 190 analysts across 15 countries in the Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, processing over 100 million online conversations per month. Its multilingual service covers 15 languages spoken by over 90 percent of the world's population.
About Tribal DDB Worldwide
Tribal DDB Worldwide (http://www.tribalddb.com), an Advertising Age A-List Agency, is headquartered in New York with 60 offices spanning 42 countries around the globe. Since it was founded in 2000, Tribal DDB has expanded and been recognized well beyond its digital roots. By 2005 Tribal DDB was named Interactive Agency of the Year by Adweek and at the Cannes International Advertising Festival, where it took home the most Lions and the Cyber Grand Prix. This was followed in 2007 by Tribal DDB being the first "digital" agency to win Global Agency Network of the Year from Advertising Age, and then, in 2009, being the first to win the Grand Prix in Film at the International Advertising Festival at Cannes. Tribal DDB continues to draw on its expertise in digital innovation and its heritage of creativity and insights to bring clients the most effective and differentiating marketing solutions for today's world. Tribal DDB Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group's DDB Worldwide.
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Tribal DDB Worldwide
CONTACT: Kaya Lobaczewski, Tribal DDB Worldwide, +1-212-515-8348; or Pat Sloan, DDB Worldwide, +1-212-415-2109
Rocky Mountain Region Gets Quicker, Improved Stroke Care
HealthONE® Expands Access to Region's Top Stroke Experts
DENVER, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Denver residents will have vastly improved access to stroke neurologists with the expansion of a system-wide telemedicine program across HCA-HealthONE LLC acute care hospitals.
This month, HealthONE Emergency Rooms (ER) across the metro area - from Aurora to Littleton, and Thornton to Lone Tree - will have Remote Presence Robotics, the latest in stroke technology. This means patients with stroke symptoms who arrive at their local ER can be assessed almost instantaneously by neurologists specializing in stroke. As a result, emergency physicians can more quickly treat stroke patients in their ER, and reduce or eliminate long-term stroke impacts on their patients.
"Every second counts in minimizing the damage a stroke can cause to the brain - quick assessment and personalized care are key," says Dr. Chris Fanale, HealthONE Stroke Medical Director. "Having this state-of-the-art telemedicine technology puts the stroke specialist instantly in the room with a patient and ER physician. As a stroke neurologist, I can have a conversation with the patient and family, examine the patient's ability to move and speak, and even zoom in to assess pupil reactivity. We can talk to EMS and ER staff, and assess monitors and vital signs immediately. There is no facility in the region that is currently offering this level of care to stroke victims."
HealthONE's Swedish Medical Center treats nearly three times more stroke patients than any other hospital in the state and is the only Stroke Center in the Rocky Mountain region four-times certified by The Joint Commission as an advanced Primary Stroke Center. Along with Swedish's neurosciences team, HealthONE Stroke CareNetwork includes:
-- An advanced Primary Stroke Center at The Medical Center of Aurora
-- A vast network of telemedicine cameras in 18 urban and rural sites
across the state
-- Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital
-- The nation's first stroke-certified air transport team at HealthONE's
-- HealthONE's North Suburban Medical Center was the first telemedicine
site in north metro Denver and for several years has had immediate
access to Swedish neurologists for stroke patients.
Immediate medical care of stroke can mean the difference between life and death. During a stroke, an estimated 30,000 brain cells die per second; meaning that time lost is brain lost. Evidence shows that a stroke patient's outcomes and recovery are far better the quicker you can evaluate and treat the stroke.
The InTouch Health Remote Presence® telemedicine technology includes a camera and microphone for live two-way audio and video, and a computer, on a sleek, wheeled cart that is placed in an ER room. A HealthONE Stroke Care specialist can connect a computer to the Remote Presence® unit via the Internet, and appear instantly on screen at the bedside of patients, much like video conferencing, interacting with family members and clinical staff in the room. The stroke specialist can control and zoom the camera to get closer to the patient, while accessing remote medical devices like electronic stethoscopes, otoscopes and monitoring.
While neurological assessments will be launched first, pediatric and psychiatric evaluations are scheduled to follow using the same technology.
"There are limited numbers of stroke neurologists and other specialists in our state - but this advanced technology allows experts to see patients at the bedside, from many miles away and much faster, without losing the precious time it takes to transport a patient or wait for a specialist to arrive at the ER," says HealthONE Chief Medical Officer Dr. George Bussey. "Location and resources are no longer impediments to providing the safest first-class care that HealthONE is known for."
*Photos of RP-Lite® Robotic Remote Presence Available
Stroke is an EMERGENCY. Call 9-1-1 immediately if experiencing these warning signs: Act FAST
Face: Is one side of the face drooping down? Arm: Can the person raise both arms? Speech: Is speech slurred or confusing; is the person unable to speak? Time: Time is critical. Call 911 immediately.
HealthONE is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with 8,700 employees and 3,000 affiliated physicians. The health system is a Colorado company created in 1995 as a 50/50 joint venture between non-profit The Colorado Health Foundation, Colorado's second largest charitable foundation, and various affiliates of HCA (NYSE: HCA).
HealthONE includes: The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza; North Suburban Medical Center; Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center (P/SL) and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children; Rose Medical Center; Sky Ridge Medical Center; Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital; Swedish Medical Center and Swedish Southwest ER; 13 ambulatory surgical centers; more than 30 occupational medicine/rehabilitation, specialty, and outpatient diagnostic imaging clinics; and AirLife Denver, which provides critical care air and ground transportation for an eight-state region.
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides comprehensive telemedicine solutions and expertise that enable physicians to perform real-time consults with patients. Through a single portal, physicians can access a host of purpose-built, FDA-cleared telemedicine devices to provide care anywhere across the continuum: homes, clinics, ambulances, procedure rooms, EDs, ICUs, and patient wards. The InTouch Health Remote Presence telemedicine network is powered through its SureConnect® cloud-based infrastructure providing unparalleled connection quality and reliability, interoperability, workflow imaging and documentation, and services and support. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, InTouch Health's Remote Presence telemedicine solutions can effectively extend the physician's reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers. The Company has more than 375 hospital locations on six continents enrolled in its Remote Presence network for the delivery of telemedicine services such as stroke, critical care, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, psychiatry, language translation, and clinical education and surgical/procedure mentoring.
CONTACT: Leslie Horna, PR Strategist of HealthONE, +1-303-584-6100, Leslie.Horna@HealthONEcares.com; or Deborah Gosling, Marketing & PR Manager of Swedish Medical Center, +1-303-788-5920, Deborah.Gosling@HealthONEcares.com
Williams®, Bahco® and CDI Torque Products® - three legendary names synonymous with quality and workmanship - are now part of Snap-on Industrial Brands. "By renaming our business unit Snap-on Industrial Brands we are strengthening the direct link between our distribution brands and Snap-on Incorporated, our parent company," said Michael Carr, director of sales, Snap-on Industrial. "Our intention is to accelerate the pace of innovation and new product introductions, creating greater value for our distributor partners and their customers."
In conjunction with the renaming, Snap-on Industrial Brands will be introducing its latest catalog, dubbed Catalog 1. "We feel that this new name and catalog represent a significant strategic departure from our current efforts, hence the designation as Catalog 1," said Carr. "As we expand our product offering, it will provide a platform to extend deeper into the industrial, maintenance, and construction markets already served. It will ultimately enhance our unique position as the most valued productivity solution in the industrial hand and power tool market."
The new Williams, Bahco, and CDI product additions to Catalog 1 represent a 47% increase in SKUs in comparison to the previous J.H. Williams Tool Group Catalog 317. This will give customers a much greater selection of tools and equipment to choose from.
In addition to the Williams, Bahco, and CDI Torque Products, Snap-on Industrial Brands will ultimately offer its distributor partners Sioux® Air Tools. Sioux® Tools are proven to meet the demanding specifications required by today's industrial manufacturing, assembly, and finishing customers and share a common goal - making work easier, safer, and more efficient. Products from all these brands will be on display in Snap-on's Industrial Distribution Booth No. 1423, 1431 & 1435 at the 2011 ISA Product Show & Conference, May 14-17, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
Williams Tools: our heritage, your future
Since 1882, Williams has met the harshest challenges of the most demanding industries. Williams was among the first manufacturers in the world to offer mass produced drop-forged tools, a 15 degree angle wrench, and heavy-duty slugging wrenches.
Bahco Tools: work smarter - faster - better
Bahco, inventor of the original adjustable wrench, is the world leader in adjustable wrenches, ergonomics and cutting tools. Bahco applies the science of ergonomics to hand-tool design in a unique 11-step scientific process called ergo®. The result is a line of tools, saws and accessories that are safe, comfortable and offer productive performance.
CDI Torque Products: torque without compromise
CDI Torque Products is the world's largest supplier of industrial quality torque tools, and leader in precision torque, force and tension calibration systems. CDI is ISO 9001 certified and a pioneer in the development of digital torque measuring instruments.
For more information about the new Snap-on Industrial Brands, call 800.446.7404
About Snap-on Industrial
Snap-on Industrial is a division of Snap-on Incorporated, a leading global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and service solutions for professional users. Products and services include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment and other solutions for vehicle dealerships and repair centers, as well as customers in industry, government, agriculture, aviation and natural resources. Products and services are sold through the company's franchisee, company-direct, distribution and Web-based channels. Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.6 billion, S&P 500 Company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Mu Dynamics Launches Cloud-Based Load Testing Solution for Mobile Applications and APIs
Blitz Accelerates Developers' Deployment Time, Offers Affordable and Continuous Testing
BOSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RED HAT SUMMIT - Mu Dynamics, Inc. (http://www.mudynamics.com), the leader in validating and testing application-aware networks, today announced the introduction of Blitz, the first API-friendly cloud-based load and scale testing solution. Built specifically for developers of mobile applications accessing content through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), Blitz helps to optimize those applications for scalability and performance. For more information on Blitz, click here.
"Blitz provides us with the testing solution we need to support our ever-growing line-up of mobile applications," said Calvin Carter, president of Bottle Rocket Apps. "Our projects are mission-critical apps for major brands with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of users. We need to quickly determine if they can scale to support heavy usage. Blitz removes the guesswork of predicting performance issues and helps ensure scalability."
With more than 300,000 applications available for the iPhone alone, there is an urgent market need to ensure network-connected applications scale for the number of users accessing it concurrently. Additionally, social media usage in the mobile environment has skyrocketed and the applications available typically use APIs to communicate across various platforms. Current offerings for cloud-based load testing are repurposed enterprise tools, designed for testing static websites and enterprise applications, and are not affordable for developers of mobile applications or APIs. In fact, in many cases the testing cannot be performed because of the time and cost involved. Blitz takes away these objections with a self-service and affordable solution that any software development team can use.
"Blitz is an important part of our OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service offering," said Sarangan Rangachari, senior director, Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat. "Developers who build on OpenShift will need to know that they can quickly test their applications to ensure they scale and perform as designed no matter the number of users. Blitz provides capabilities as part of OpenShift to help accomplish this scalability and performance."
Blitz delivers unique capabilities that enable mobile application developers and organizations delivering APIs (such as Facebook and Twitter) to quickly and efficiently guarantee performance and scalability including:
-- Multi-Location Load Testing - for location-aware mobile apps, the
ability to understand user experience from specific geographic regions
around the world is essential. Blitz can run load tests constituting
millions of concurrent users accessing the application from multiple
continents. Combined with parameterization of API invocations for
generating dynamic user data, Blitz accurately recreates mobile sessions
from around the world.
-- API Friendliness - by integrating common development tools to the cloud,
Blitz eliminates the expensive and tedious test creation process.
Developers can instantly load test their APIs and cloud apps without
creating complex test scripts. With its Google Chrome extension, Blitz
brings load and performance testing into the development cycle, where
the developers can simply navigate to a page on their app and instantly
launch a load test.
-- Continuous Integration - applications are constantly changing with
hundreds of updates delivered daily. With continuous integration
(through a RubyGem), mobile application and API developers can integrate
Blitz into their continuous deployment process. The RESTful API for
Blitz also makes it easy to monitor API and application performance from
"Popular applications like Twitter and Facebook see significantly more traffic through their APIs than standard web interfaces today," said Dave Kresse, CEO, Mu Dynamics. "Blitz addresses the load and performance testing needs of mobile applications and APIs - without the cost, time and other limitations of current solutions. We are already seeing the impact as Blitz users have generated more than 30 million hits to date."
Blitz is available now. For more information, including pricing, visit http://blitz.io.
About Mu Dynamics:
Mu Dynamics is the leader and pioneer in testing and validating application-aware networks. Our innovative solutions enable customers to rapidly recreate applications and determine the impact to their network. Hundreds of service providers, enterprises, government agencies and network equipment manufacturers use Mu to ensure that their networks are functional, scalable and secure. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, more information on Mu Dynamics can be found at http://www.mudynamics.com.
SOURCE Mu Dynamics, Inc.
Mu Dynamics, Inc.
CONTACT: Jay Nichols of Sterling Communications, Inc., +1-415-992-3210, email@example.com, for Mu Dynamics, Inc.
eXo Expands Partnership with Red Hat to Onramp Developers to OpenShift
eXo introduces Ruby support and Git integration enabling direct application deployments from eXo Cloud IDE to new Red Hat's new OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
BOSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RED HAT SUMMIT -- eXo, a provider of Java portal and user experience technologies, today announced it is expanding language support on eXo Cloud IDE to Ruby and integrating Git to enable direct deployment to Red Hat's new OpenShift PaaS. eXo is among the first to support OpenShift, building on the companies' two-year partnership.
-- Launched in March, eXo Cloud IDE is a multi-tenant, hosted development
environment that facilitates social coding--the collaborative
development of applications, gadgets and mashups that can be deployed
directly to a PaaS. eXo Cloud IDE currently supports Java development
with the ability to wire REST services, HTML5, Gadgets and structured
content to create rich mashups and web applications on the fly. eXo will
be refreshing the service in June to support Ruby.
-- With eXo's native integration of Git, Ruby developers can deploy
remotely to any PaaS supporting Git, such as OpenShift from Red Hat. A
simple push of the application source code from Cloud IDE will trigger
the automatic (re)deployment of the application. This push action can be
used both during development to test along the way and to deploy into
-- eXo and Red Hat first partnered in 2009, merging their respective portal
projects into GateIn, which underpins their respective commercial
offering--eXo Platform and JBoss Enterprise Portal Platform. The
partnership expanded in 2010 to extend Red Hat's new Site Publisher with
eXo user experience services--collaboration, social and custom
application development with eXo IDE. With the expanded partnership, eXo
is now collaborating with Red Hat's cloud team.
-- eXo Cloud IDE is the first of a set of free developer services eXo will
be rolling out over the next year. Developers can sign up, create their
own domain and invite others to collaborate on a shared development
environment. Ruby and Git support will be available in June.
-- Benjamin Mestrallet, eXo founder and CEO: "Over the last two years, Red
Hat's JBoss team has been an exceptional partner, so we're pleased to
expand our collaboration with Red Hat into the cloud. Our native
integration of Git means OpenShift is the first PaaS that can support
remote Git deployment from eXo Cloud IDE."
-- Sarangan Rangachari, senior director, Cloud Ecosystem at Red Hat: "eXo
Cloud IDE is already proving to be a popular development service, and
now with Git support, it becomes an even more valuable service. We
welcome this expanded partnership with eXo, enabling OpenShift to be a
PaaS of choice for developers using eXo Cloud IDE."
Additional Online Resources
-- Sign up for eXo Cloud IDE
-- Getting Started: How to Deploy from eXo Cloud IDE to Red Hat OpenShift
-- Learn more about OpenShift
-- Learn more about eXo Platform 3.0
-- Benjamin Mestrallet's blog post on eXo-Red Hat partnership
eXo (http://exoplatform.com) offers the first and only user experience platform for Java. The eXo Platform makes Java websites and applications faster to build and easier to deploy, and offers modern features such as content, collaboration, social and knowledge on a services-based architecture. The company has established technology leadership and proven value by their large European installed base and strategic partnerships with Red Hat and Bull. eXo maintains U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. with global headquarters in France and offices in Tunisia, Ukraine and Vietnam. For news and updates from eXo, follow @exoplatform.
CONTACT: Chantal Yang, LEWIS Pulse for eXo, +1-415-875-7494, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruckus Wireless Continues Wi-Fi Innovation Introducing Higher Capacity 802.11n Access Points and a Raft of New Patents
Ruckus Awarded Five New Patents in First Quarter of 2011, Introduces Industry's Highest Capacity Wi-Fi Access Points Capable of Supporting up to 512 Simultaneous Client Connections
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ruckus Wireless(TM) today announced that it has further extended Wi-Fi technology by expanding the capacity of its Wi-Fi access points to industry-leading levels. Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi 802.11n APs will be capable of supporting up to 512 concurrent client connections - an important innovation as new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile devices flood the enterprise and carrier markets.
In addition, Ruckus said that in the first three months of this year it was awarded five new patents by the United States Patent Offices (USPTO) that cover various Wi-Fi innovations, bringing the total number of patents granted to 27. Ruckus currently has over 30 additional patents pending.
"The dynamics of the Wi-Fi market is changing at lightning speed due to more sophisticated applications, users, and devices swarming wireless networks," said Selina Lo, president and CEO of Ruckus Wireless. "The mobile Internet phenomenon is having a dramatic impact on both enterprise and carrier infrastructures; Wi-Fi must be more robust and reliable, hence our laser focus towards new 802.11n developments. Ruckus is the only pure-play wireless company that is taking Wi-Fi where it's never been before and to where it needs to go."
IDC forecasts that over 50 million tablet devices, like Apple's iPad2, will ship this year. Different from conventional laptops, these devices aren't equipped with wired network connections - relying on wireless connectivity to connect users to the Internet and networked applications. The astounding increase of these Wi-Fi-enabled devices is placing heavy strains on corporate and carrier networks to support many more users and much higher levels of data traffic.
To help fix this problem, Ruckus has made system and software optimizations to its family of 802.11n access points to support a large number of simultaneous client connections, up to 256 client connections per radio. While dependent on environmental conditions, these advances, when combined with other innovations such as adaptive antenna technology, band steering, airtime fairness, and dynamic client load balancing, represent a major leap forward in Wi-Fi technology. This gives companies the confidence to service a large number of simultaneous Wi-Fi users, mobile or stationary, with the fewest number of access points.
Unlike conventional Wi-Fi technology, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi delivers higher capacity and more reliable Wi-Fi connections to client devices through patented BeamFlex adaptive antenna technology. Completely compliant with IEEE 802.11 standards, Ruckus' BeamFlex optimizes RF signal paths in real-time to increase signal strength and dramatically improve overall capacity. It is also the only technology capable of actively mitigating and rejecting RF interference to provide more reliable Wi-Fi connectivity. Consequently, carriers and enterprises have the option to optimize their networks for either coverage or high capacity by deploying as few or as many Ruckus APs as desired to meet their goals.
Ruckus patents provide for full protection of its Smart Wi-Fi innovations. The newest patents awarded to Ruckus founders Bill Kish and Victor Shtrom, and engineers Darin Milton and Bernard Baron, cover innovations in the areas of intelligent antenna arrays, smart antennas with polarization diversity, best path signal controls, and patterns for shaping RF emissions.
About Ruckus Wireless, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Ruckus Wireless is supplier of advanced wireless systems for the mobile Internetworking market. The company markets and manufactures a wide range of indoor and outdoor "Smart Wi-Fi" products for mobile operators, broadband service providers and corporate enterprises around the world. Ranked as the top telecom company in the 2009 Inc. Magazine 500 list and named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer, Ruckus Wireless has realized dramatic growth. Since 2006, revenue has grown by over 1000 percent. Ruckus invented, and has patented, innovative state-of-the-art wireless technology that steers signals around obstacles and interference. This unique capability extends signal range and ensures consistent reliable distribution of delay-sensitive multimedia content and services over standard 802.11 Wi-Fi. The company has shipped over 2 million Smart Wi-Fi systems around the world and has raised $51 million in funding from premier investors such as Sequoia Capital, Focus Ventures, Sutter Hill, Motorola, T-Ventures, Telus Ventures and Firelake Capital. The company is led by Ms. Selina Lo, president and chief executive officer. For more information, visit Ruckus Wireless at http://www.ruckuswireless.com.
Wyoming-Based Fashion Retailer Announces Online Store
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyoming-based retailer of fashion products, Madison Worldwide Ventures LLC, has announced the launch of a new online store: http://www.ValzVault.com.
Founder and President of Madison Worldwide Ventures LLC, Kenneth Rutstein, said, "In today's cluttered online world, smart consumers demand simple and easy comparison shopping features that take the stress out of online shopping, lead them straight to the products they're seeking, while saving them time and money!"
ValzVault.com was designed with all types of fashion oriented customers in mind. The one stop shop offers a high quality selection of jewelry, watches, apparel, shoes, fragrances, purses and more for both individual consumers and merchants.
ValzVault.com has grouped all products into various categories to enhance the trouble-free online shopping experience. Visitors of the site can browse through numerous products by category in order to find exactly what they are looking for.
Rutstein added, "With dedicated service to our customers, our goals remain the same: a good deal, a fair shake, and better service with quality products at competitive prices."
ValzVault.com is committed to providing fast product and shipping transactions. New products and sale items are added to the Web site frequently in order to bring more value, selection and savings to customers. In addition to online sales, a customer service team is available during normal business hours and can be contacted through the "Contact Us" page found on the Web site.
Medical Technology and Security - Solutions From the Research Lab for the US Market
Germany's Renowned Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute Opens Boston Office
CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts and BERLIN, May 4, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- On May 5, 2011, Fraunhofer USA will be opening a US office in association
with the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the Davenport Building
in Cambridge MA. Through this office, Fraunhofer USA will offer innovative
technologies developed in German research labs to companies in the US and
Canada. The bulk of this technology is intended for medical and security
uses, although product-related applications from the fields of 3D multimedia,
control by gesture systems, wireless optical data transmission and optical
sensor systems will also be showcased. The opening ceremony for the office
will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM on May 5th - for more information on the
office and the event, please visit: http://www.hhi.fraunhofer.de/USA
Fraunhofer HHI is a leading applied research institute with an
international reputation for its outstanding achievements in advanced video
encoding and data transmission over optical networks. In particular, HHI
holds the 2011 world record for data transmission speeds of 10.2 terabits per
second and co-created H.264, the Emmy Award-winning industry standard for
video recording. The Institute also plays a leading role in other technology
areas such as 3D systems and autostereoscopic displays, control by gesture
systems, terahertz technology, and fiber optic sensors. "Over the course of
the next few years, we will be working from our Boston office to bring our
technologies to leading US companies and collaborate on new solutions in
medical technology and security," said Frank Menzler, head of the Boston
HHI's medical technology research focuses on solutions for touch-free
control of operating theatre devices, automatic image and video recognition,
autostereoscopic 3D displays and wireless optical systems such as LED or
sensor network systems. Its security technology developments are primarily
concerned with the detection of explosives and weapons using a variety of
methods, including terahertz technologies and photoacoustic and evanescent
field sensors. This is complemented by biometric identity control via 3D
video and the use of high range video for surveillance of critical sites like
For more information on the research fields and services of Fraunhofer
HHI, its US office and the inauguration event, please visit: http://www.hhi.fraunhofer.de/USA
Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin is an institute of the Fraunhofer Society, a
contract R&D organization dedicated to the advancement of applied research.
In 60 institutes across Germany, 18,000 scientists actively develop
innovative technology solutions, predominantly in the fields of engineering
and natural sciences.
Fraunhofer USA - HHI Office
25 First Street, Suite 101
Cambridge MA 02141
Register NOW for the Nation's Fastest-Growing High School Cyber Defense Competition
ARLINGTON, Va., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From communicating via email and social networking sites to online banking and shopping, so many of our daily activities involve access to the cyber world. The nation's dependency on cyber networks continues to increase and with it the potential for cyber threats. This is why CyberPatriot was created!
CyberPatriot is the nation's largest high school cyber security competition and the ultimate cyber game! Competitors get to control computer networks, learning to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers. Established by the Air Force Association, this program provides students hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork and leadership, and exercising critical-thinking skills.
And most importantly, it's fun!
Any student with the interest can join a team and be successful! Whether he/she is a gamer, a techie, an athlete, or an artist, CyberPatriot will help in developing valuable cyber skills for the future.
A CyberPatriot team consists of two to five students and a coach, but neither coaches nor students need any special technical background. CyberPatriot provides the training materials needed to prepare a team for a successful competition.
The early rounds are conducted online from the teams' home location. The competition has a tournament-style tiered structure, so teams are advanced based on scores each round until the top five teams are identified. Those top qualifying teams then receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the CyberPatriot National Championship Competition held in the Washington, DC area, in March 2012.
The only cost to teams is a $350 entry fee which provides access to the software, participant materials and travel expenses for teams qualifying for the finals. CyberPatriot also offers support and technical expertise from industry leaders, including CyberPatriot's presenting sponsor Northrop Grumman!
CyberPatriot IV is now inviting students from ALL U.S. high schools or accredited home school programs to participate. Public, private, parochial and home schools register in the Open Division, while Junior ROTC units of all Services and Civil Air Patrol squadrons register in the All Service Division.
The AFA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit http://www.AFA.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association
Air Force Association
New Silverpop Features Help Marketers Succeed in a "Mocial" World
Integrating Email, Social, Mobile and Local More Important than Ever
ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The way we communicate is moving--literally. Throughout the day, consumers are checking in at Foursquare, posting updates on Twitter and Facebook, using apps to enhance their experiences, and interacting with their email inboxes( )while on the go. Silverpop®, the only provider of a scalable, integrated email marketing and marketing automation platform, refers to this convergence of social, mobile, local and email as "mocial," and today announces the launch of several new product features designed to help marketers leverage each channel to strengthen the others.
The first in the industry to bridge the gap between email marketing and social networking with the launch of its Share-to-Social feature, Silverpop has added new social-sharing options to its Engage product. Now, its customers can allow recipients to promote messages to their Facebook friends via "like" and "recommend" buttons and can suggest a list of additional Twitter accounts for a contact to followafter they have shared content, allowing the marketer to extend deeper into the contact's social network. Silverpop has also added StumbleUpon and Xing to the list of networks to which email recipients can share content.
Additionally, Silverpop now offers email opt-in via SMS message and location-based marketing capabilities via a FourSquare "To Do Button" option. Through this functionality, marketers create personalized, location-based marketing messages that recipients can easily add to their FourSquare account--delivering incredibly relevant offers at the time of check-in.
"The most successful marketers will not just throw money behind the next big thing, but will thoughtfully evaluate their mocial strategy, carefully considering which channels are best suited for certain types of content, which are best for retention, and which will be strongest as acquisition tools," said Loren McDonald, vice president of industry relations for Silverpop. "And a key component will be re-evaluating their email program, shifting some communications to social or mobile channels and clearing the way for email to live up to its promise as a highly targeted, one-to-one messaging channel."
The launch of these new features is part of Silverpop's most recent product release. With the Engage 8.3 release, Silverpop continues its commitment to innovation in the online marketing space. In addition to these mocial tools, Silverpop customers can also benefit from enhancements to lead management capabilities such as the addition of multiple scoring models, increased integration with CRM systems and the addition of a Snooze(TM) feature that allows recipients to put a company's marketing messages on hold for a period of time rather than unsubscribing from the program.
Silverpop is the only marketing technology provider that offers a powerful marketing automation solution built atop a scalable email marketing platform. The company has more than a decade of experience empowering marketers to deliver highly relevant communications that efficiently drive revenue while also building brand loyalty. Companies rely on the Silverpop Engage platform to create and manage sophisticated multichannel marketing campaigns that nurture customer and prospect relationships from interest to conversion and beyond. Silverpop's industry-leading thought capital, strategic counsel and customer service, combined with an extensive ecosystem of world class partners, allow its customers to quickly and cost-effectively automate even the most complex campaigns-improving marketing results and increasing ROI. With a presence in the United States, Europe and Australia, Silverpop is trusted by leading brands around the globe. Visit us at silverpop.com.
Manager of Corporate Communications-Silverpop
ATEN Debuts Industry-First DVI and High-Definition KVMP(TM) Switch Designed for Multimedia and Gaming Enthusiasts
New Dual output Desktop KVMP Switch Features Picture-in-Picture and Cursor Shift Functionality
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN today announced the launch of an innovative dual-output KVMP (Keyboard, Video, Mouse, Peripheral) switch designed specifically for multimedia applications, PC/console gaming, video editing and digital art designers. The latest addition to ATEN's CubiQ(TM) product line, the industry-first CM0264 KVMP(TM) enables users to switch seamlessly between two HDMI-enabled and two DVI-enabled computers as well as share USB peripherals and high-definition audio from a dual-output console. With its unique design, the CM0264 keeps pace with SOHO applications that require high standards in video, audio and connectivity.
The CM0264's dual-output functionality supports one DVI input and one HDMI input. Users can switch between four high-definition video sources on both displays, while the innovative Picture-in-Picture (PIP) mode enables users to simultaneously control one computer on one display and view three other video sources on a second display.
In dual display mode, the unit's patented Cursor Shift feature allows users to automatically shift KVM focus by simply moving the mouse cursor across the displays. In addition, the dual output mode provides an intuitive GUI to allow file transfer, copy and paste functionality, and other basic file control features. The CM0264 passes HDMI resolutions up to 1080p and single-link DVI-D resolutions up to 1920 x 1200. The ability to disable keyboard emulation allows the use of high-end, backlit gaming keyboards, card readers, keyboard USB ports as well as special gaming key combinations and programmable keys.
"We are pleased to bolster our product line of desktop KVMs by introducing the industry-first multi access viewing KVM which offers a range of uses including multimedia, gaming, video editing and more," explained James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN. "We pride ourselves on embedding innovative and useful features in our products such as Picture-in-Picture and Dual Display modes as well as our patented Cursor Shift functionality."
The following are sample applications depicting the use of ATEN's CM0264:
-- Software Development: Programmers can write code on one computer/display
and simultaneously test the results on another computer/display
-- PC Power Users: Ability to have two desktops running on each screen and
move the mouse from one display to the other with the Cursor Shift
-- Television: Connect two cable/satellite boxes to the CM0264 to
simultaneously watch television on a PC monitor and HDTV
-- Gaming: Connect an HDMI-enabled gaming console (PlayStation 3 or Xbox
360) and a DVI-enabled PC to switch between video games. The CM0264's
console keyboard port emulation by-pass feature supports most
gaming/multimedia keyboards. Additionally, run two to three different
games at the same time with the ability to monitor each game via the PIP
-- Digital Artists/Video Editing: With PIP functionality, a digital artist
or video editor can be hard at work while at the same time monitoring up
to three other thumbnailed displays
The CM0264 supports widescreen resolutions, while ATEN's exclusive Video DynaSync(TM) technology eliminates boot-up display problems and optimizes video resolution when switching between ports. The CM0264 also supports high-definition audio for a rich sound experience. With the built-in two-port USB 2.0 hub, users can easily expand and share their USB peripherals among the computers connected to the KVM switch. Available now, the CM0264 is priced at $449.95 and backed by a three-year warranty program.
Exclusive Smartphone for AT&T Customers Available May 15, Packs a Big Experience into a Powerfully Small Design
DALLAS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
-- The new HP Veer 4G*, the size of a credit card and no thicker than a
deck of cards, will be the smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone to
date and AT&T's** first to run the latest version of webOS software.
-- Perfect for feature phone or quick messaging phone users looking for all
of the features and capabilities of a smartphone without compromising on
size and style.
-- Exclusive in the U.S. for AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G is available in
black and white.
-- HP Veer 4G will be available from AT&T at company-owned stores and
online at http://www.att.com on May 15 and will cost $99.99 with a two-year
AT&T is a pioneer in smartphones and devices, and expects to widen its portfolio in 2011. In January, AT&T committed to introducing 20 4G devices by the end of the year. Available exclusively to AT&T customers, HP Veer 4G will be one of several 4G devices offered in the first half of 2011.
With the HP Veer 4G, AT&T customers can have it all - access to the web, apps, social networks and more, all in one powerfully small design. For those who value size, pocketability and style, Veer offers a refreshing alternative to the larger smartphone devices that are currently in the market, without compromising on functionality.
Powered by HP webOS, Veer offers an advanced browser and an incredibly fast processor for a fantastic web experience including Adobe Flash support, plus 8GB of internal user storage and a full keyboard that slides out for fast texting and email. Notifications instantly display messages, reminders, and Facebook® updates on a vivid 2.6-inch touchscreen, with instant messages, texts and pictures from the same person available all in one view.
HP Veer 4G comes preloaded with several popular apps including mobile hotspot and AT&T Navigator. The mobile hotspot functionality*** allows users to share wireless internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices while AT&T Navigator**** a GPS-enabled navigation service, is designed to provide you with clear and precise audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, including full-color moving maps, using GPS directly from your wireless phone.
In addition, thousands of apps are available at your fingertips in the redesigned webOS App Catalog - social networking, health and fitness, productivity, finance, games--you name it. With Veer, customers are able to keep multiple apps open at once and easily switch back and forth between them. Purchasing apps is now even easier with the addition of carrier billing. Customers can now buy apps on their phone and have it added to their monthly bill with just a tap.
If you need a little help finding your way or locating cool things to do around you, Veer also boasts built-in GPS.
-- HP webOS 2.1
-- 3.63 ounces
-- Tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6
-- Quad-band GSM/EDGE
-- 800Mhz processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230)
-- 2.6-inch multitouch display screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320x400
-- Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
-- Email and integrated IM, SMS and MMS
-- Facebook integration, YouTube
-- Wi-Fi/aGPS capable
-- 5-megapixel camera with extended depth of field, geotagging, and video
-- Stereo Bluetooth (2.1)
-- 8GB internal storage(~6.1GB available)
-- 910 mAh battery; up to 5.0 hours of talk time or up to 300 hours of
-- webOS WebKit browser with Flash support
-- HP Touchstone compatible (sold separately)
"A large majority of our customers are choosing smartphones but they don't all want the same thing," said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Device Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "HP Veer 4G gives us a highly unique and feature-rich smartphone for customers who want something a 'little' different."
"Veer is introducing the smartphone experience to a new generation of users," said Stephane Maes, vice president of smartphone product management, Palm Global Business Unit, HP. "Its unique combination of high-end webOS smartphone features in a surprisingly compact package is just right for customers who want to do more with less."
*4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device and compatible voice and data plans. Learn more at att.com/network
**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.
***Mobile Hotspot Requires a DataPro 4GB plan. Devices connected to your Mobile Hotspot use data from your DataPro 4GB plan. Overage charges apply if the included monthly data allowance is exceeded. Performance may vary depending on the number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot connection
****Navigator requires a separate subscription
Limited-time offer. Requires 2 year agmt., $36 activation fee, eligible voice and smartphone data plan. Early termination fee of up to $325. Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphones require a DataPlus (200MB) or DataPro (2GB) plan. If you exceed your initial data allowance, you will automatically be charged an additional $10 for each additional 1GB provided on DataPro or an additional $15 for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans.Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment Other conditions apply. For complete terms, see att.com/wirelessterms.
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.
ConnectEDU Selected by State of Hawaii to Deploy a Customized College and Career Access Portal
State Will Launch a Comprehensive, Data-Driven Solution Designed to Streamline College and Career Transitions
HONOLULU, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Workforce Development Council, the Hawaii Department of Education and the University of Hawaii System today announce a partnership with ConnectEDU, Inc., (http://www.connectedu.com), the leader in developing web-based college and career access solutions. ConnectEDU will collaborate with the State of Hawaii to develop the first statewide college- and career-planning web portal that utilizes student academic performance data. Portal users will gain access to innovative tools that support student performance and make the college application process more efficient, such as longitudinal data reporting and analytics, as well as an electronic student transcript and application exchange system.
The objective of the web portal is to positively impact educational outcomes by using real-time student data to drive comprehensive college, financial aid and career planning for students, parents and counselors. Additionally, the web portal will support Hawaii's efforts to build a data bridge between K-12 education, higher education and employers by facilitating electronic transcript and application exchanges.
"This new platform means that Hawaii students, not to mention their counselors and families, will have access to a personalized online tool which will help them manage the complex college selection and application process, including financial aid and scholarships," said James Hardway, Executive Director, Hawaii Workforce Development Council.
Craig Powell, CEO and Founder of ConnectEDU, remarked, "ConnectEDU will provide ongoing support and training to Hawaii's students, high schools, colleges and employers on how to use the new platform. We are putting the appropriate tools and knowledge in the hands of the students and those who support them."
Hawaii is the fourth state that ConnectEDU has partnered with to launch a statewide college and career access portal. ConnectEDU is excited to launch the Hawaii portal in tandem with the 2012 Hawaii school year.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education. The company is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their careers. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. ConnectEDU makes the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. This approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.
Kathleen Lucente, Red Fan Communications
Axiologix Enters the Online Education Courseware Market
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Axiologix Education Corporation (http://www.axiologix.net ) (OTC.BB: AXLX), an educational software provider, is launching a menu of online courses for schools in the K-12 and higher education market. Axiologix is offering 116 courses focusing on providing "online education" to schools as a solution to their need for delivering classes that they would otherwise not have the resources to conduct. The courses were designed by certified teachers who were contracted by a third party fully accredited educational institution under the National Core Curriculum Standards. Axiologix will begin marketing the courseware to Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges and Universities as of May 9, 2011.
Courseware for long distance learning has been spreading through various higher education institutions and is now becoming more popular in primary and secondary education institutions. According to an MSNBC news report, there are currently an estimated 2 million students in pre-K through grade 12 enrolled in online courses. It is estimated that by 2014 this total will increase to more than 10 million students. Having online courseware as an option gives schools access to more advanced and more specialized courses than most schools would otherwise be able to offer. Many students have expressed an interest in online courseware for this reason, as well as citing the ability to make their own schedule to allow for other outside activities and work at a pace that, for them, is conducive to learning.
A recent study from Black Board and Project Tomorrow found that there is indeed a growing interest in online education with 40% of students in grades 6-12 having researched or otherwise shown interest in taking an online course; however, only 10% have actually taken an online course through their school. Further illustrating the gap between supply and demand for online education, the same study found that 7% of middle school students and 4% of high school students have pursued avenues outside of their school in order to take online courses. Often, online courses are aimed at teachers and this leaves students waiting for accredited, online courses that are geared for them. Axiologix hopes to provide dynamic solutions to the ever-growing needs of students and positively impact the way students learn and interact.
"At Axiologix we are confident that our online courseware will allow students to act as agents of their own education, seeking out knowledge at every opportunity, as well as bringing a larger variety of subjects to the students who want them. With the increased use of the internet, students have become more active in their own education, which makes this a very exciting time for Axiologix to be involved," stated John Daglis, CEO of Axiologix. "Not only will this have a positive impact on students, parents, and teachers, but we believe it will also be a fantastic opportunity for our stockholders."
Axiologix Education Corporation is an educational software and services provider. The company is on a quest to become one of the nation's leading partners with school systems K-12 and higher education, focused on raising student achievement through research-based school design, uniquely aligned assessment systems, interactive professional development, integrated use of technology, and other proven productivity applications in education.
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Turkcell Superonline Provides 1,000Mbps Fiber Internet Speed, Ranking Turkey Among Top Five in the World
ISTANBUL, May 4, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Turkcell (NYSE:TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and
technology company in Turkey, is delighted to announce that its fully-owned
subsidiary, and Turkey's leading Innovative telecom operator, Superonline,
has commenced its 1,000 Mbps internet speed service. The service ranks Turkey
among the top-five countries in the world to offer this speed. Meanwhile, we
announced that Superonline, which had initiated the fiber optic era in Turkey
simultaneous with the world, from here on in is to provide its services under
the "Turkcell Superonline" brand name, through a combination of the power and
brand of Turkcell, Turkey's leading communication and technology company.
Turkcell CEO Suereyya Ciliv, emphasizing the gradually increasing
contribution of Superonline to Turkcell has said that:
"Our group company Turkcell Superonline, which became the first company
to offer fiber internet to both residentials and corporates, has enriched
both Turkcell itself, and our Country since inception. Through our
investments, amounting to 1.4 billion TRY over the past three years, Turkcell
Superonline has continued to pioneer the fiber optic era in Turkey and
increased its contribution to the Turkcell Group with each passing day. And
today, we are proud to provide a 1,000 Mbps internet speed service in Turkey
by continuing under the new brand name of Turkcell Superonline to offer "More
of Life, and More of Technology" with the synergy set to be created through
the power of two large Turkish companies.
Turkcell Superonline General Manager Murat Erkan: "Turkcell Superonline
now offers 1,000Mbps fiber internet to homes, which provides broadband access
at "Light Speed" through the power of the Turkcell Superonline fiber
infrastructure. And in another innovation to redefine standards in Turkey, we
have increased the base internet speed to 20Mbps from 10Mbps. In the upcoming
period, we will continue our new generation fiber infrastructure investments
to provide more advanced technologies.
Today, Turkcell Superonline is present in 73 cities, with more than a
25,000 km fiber infrastructure, and a home pass of almost 700,000. By the end
of 2011, our fiber backbone will have reached 28,000 km, with home pass
having in creased to 1 million, across 10 cities. Moreover, we have eight
Turkey's innovative telecommunication operator,Turkcell Superonline,
continuously invests in the creation of its own fiber optic infrastructure.
Turkcell Superonline is the first and only telecom operator in Turkey to
provide 1,000 Mbps internet speed to its residential customers. Turkcell
Superonline overall provides services to individual and corporate customers,
in the fields of voice, data, broadband internet access, wholesale voice and
data, as well as leased line and all other value added telecommunication
Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey
with 33.1 million subscribers and a market share of approximately 54% as of
March 31, 2011 (Source: Our estimations, operators' and Authority's
announcements). Turkcell is a leading regional player, with market leadership
in five of the nine countries in which it operates with its approximately
60.4 million subscribers as of March 31, 2011. Turkcell reported a TRY2.1
billion (US$1.3 billion) net revenue with total assets of TRY15.2 billion
(US$9.8 billion) as of March 31, 2011. Turkcell covers approximately 83% of
the Turkish population through its 3G and 99.07% through its 2G technology
supported network. It has become one of the first among the global operators
to have implemented HSDPA+ and achieved a 42.2 Mbps speed using the HSPA
multi carrier solution. Turkcell has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE
since July 2000, and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey. 51.00% of
Turkcell's share capital is held by Turkcell Holding, 0.05% by Cukurova
Holding, 13.07% by Sonera Holding and 1.19% by others, while the remaining
34.69% is free float. Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr/en
For further information please contact Turkcell
Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
Tel: + 90-212-313-1244
Marketron Unveils Online Community to Foster Communication and Collaboration for its Clients
MyMarketron Redefines Client Support, Offers Community Forum and Knowledgebase of Solutions
HAILEY, Idaho, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marketron, the leading provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry, today announced MyMarketron, a client portal designed to improve communication and collaboration for Marketron clients. MyMarketron will offer Marketron users a place to connect and collaborate with Marketron employees and customers to ask questions, share ideas and partner in creating new product ideas and solutions that drive the media industry forward.
Modes of communication are changing rapidly and there is a need for solutions providers like Marketron to engage with customers at all levels. Marketron is responding to this need with MyMarketron, a portal that enables Marketron's users to reach Marketron and create lasting partnerships with other users in order to solve both business process and technology challenges.
"We love the new community developed by Marketron - as a single-market operator, it gives us a chance to communicate with other companies on 'best practices' to which we might not otherwise be exposed," said Joseph C. Brannan, Assistant General Manager of PMB Broadcasting, LLC. "Additionally, MyMarketron has streamlined our processes, putting support documentation and our downloads into one location and providing one logon for easy access"
MyMarketron is unlimited and free to all active Marketron users and provides a wealth of service offerings including:
-- Community forum: Clients drive content by starting new topics that set
the community to action with discussion and solutions. Notifications
alert the client when someone in the community or the Marketron Support
Team has responded to a question.
-- Knowledgebase: Clients have access to a comprehensive and searchable
knowledgebase of problem solutions and frequently asked questions
-- Self-service support center: Clients can quickly and easily find the
latest versions of software and downloadable documentation, submit and
track their support requests and access account information.
Since the launch of MyMarketron less than one month ago, 10% of Marketron users have signed up to join the community with over 1,100 topics posted to date.
"MyMarketron provides us with the opportunity to learn more about our customers and their use of Marketron solutions as we listen to users who contribute their vast knowledge and expertise to ideas and issues relevant to thousands of other users," said Cory Wolfley, Vice President of Information Technology and Client Services at Marketron. "Our community demands honest and real engagement, from which we will create new relationships that will define the future of our company and industry. Adding this social communication channel to our world-class telephone and email support enhances the value of our solutions and builds upon the power of crowd sourcing to ensure Marketron continues to lead the pack when it comes to service and innovation."
Setting up a MyMarketron user account takes less than one minute. Marketron users are encouraged to set up their accounts by visiting the MyMarketron site here, then selecting 'Sign up'.
Marketron is the leading provider of business software solutions and services for the media industry. The Marketron Mediascape Platform, Traffic and Suite of Services drive innovation to create new growth opportunities that produce the maximum value for our clients and facilitate their evolution into digital. Relied on by more than 7,000 media organizations, Marketron solutions are the most widely-used media solutions in the world, managing an estimated $15 billion dollars of annual advertising revenue. Marketron is an affiliate of The Wicks Group of Companies, LLC of New York, which specializes in communications, information and media businesses.
PR ContactNicole MatthewsHorn Group for Marketron646email@example.com
Advanced Advertising Media Project Grows to 14 Members as ABC, NBCU, CTAM and Intel Join Initiative Cofounded by 4A's and BlackArrow
NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 4A's and BlackArrow, a leading worldwide provider of advanced advertising solutions for New Television platforms, today announced that four new partners - ABC, NBCU, CTAM and Intel - have joined the Advanced Advertising Media Project (AAMP). The AAMP research initiative, first announced in March 2011, was created to measure the impact of advanced advertising within free video on demand (VOD) television programming.
The four partners, representing a cross section of the broadcast, cable marketing and technical communities, enhance the areas of subject matter expertise available to the AAMP initiative. A total of 14 leading companies thus far have committed to the program, which has been designed to help the media industry shape dynamic advertising strategies and measurement that can accelerate the monetization of VOD content.
"Free video on demand is a key distribution channel for cable companies and programmers, and is also right in step with the shift in consumers' viewing habits toward watching what they want, when they want," said Angie Britt, VP, Advanced Products for CTAM. "By working together with the AAMP partners, we hope to provide our members with the data they need to unlock the potential of free VOD as a revenue source."
Previously announced participants in the AAMP program include the 4A's, A&E Television Networks, BlackArrow, CBS, Comcast, Digitas, Discovery Communications, Horizon Media, NDS and Rainbow Media. The AAMP partners anticipate announcing results of the first of three phases of research next week.
The Advanced Advertising Media Project (AAMP) is an industry-wide research initiative created to measure the effectiveness of advertising within on-demand television programs. The multistage project is comprised of three parts: an in-depth industry survey, a consumer VOD media research laboratory, and a live, in-market trial. AAMP participants include stakeholders from various disciplines around the industry, including 4A's, A&E Television Networks, ABC, BlackArrow, CBS, Comcast, CTAM, Digitas, Discovery Communications, Horizon Media, Intel, NBCU, NDS and Rainbow Media, among others. http://aamp.blackarrow.tv
About the 4A's
The 4A's is the national trade association of the advertising agency business. Its membership comprises virtually all of the large, multinational agencies and hundreds of small and mid-sized agencies from across the country. The 1,200 member agency offices served by the 4A's employ 65,000 people; offer a wide range of marketing communications services, and place 80 percent of all national advertising. The management-oriented association founded in 1917 helps its members build their businesses, and acts as the industry's spokesperson with government, media, and the public sector. For more information, visit the 4A's Web site at http://www.aaaa.org or on twitter @4As.
About BlackArrow, Inc.
BlackArrow is a leading worldwide provider of advanced advertising technology for New Television platforms. The company's multiplatform advertising system is designed specifically for video content distributed over any on-demand platform, enabling networks and content distributors to maximize advertising revenues. BlackArrow is privately held, and backed by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO), Comcast Interactive Capital, Intel Capital (NASDAQ: INTC), Mayfield Fund, Motorola Ventures, NDS Group, LTD. and Polaris Venture Partners. The company has offices in New York City and San Jose, Calif. http://www.blackarrow.tv
BlackArrow is a trademark of BlackArrow, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Paul Schneider, PSPR, Inc., for BlackArrow, +1-215-817-4384 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org; or Joan Behan-Duncan, PR manager, 4A's, +1-212-850-0724, JBehan-Duncan@aaaa.org
Trimble Introduces Cloud-Based Field Service Work Management Solution to Manage Fleet Productivity
IPSWICH, England, May 4, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Trimble has introduced a new cloud-based field service solution to manage
fleet productivity-Trimble(R) GeoManager(TM) WorkManagement, a software
solution that provides on-demand visibility into vehicle and mobile worker
utilisation. For routing, scheduling and dispatch, Trimble WorkManagement
makes it easy for organisations to maximise the mobile worker's schedule,
provide better customer service, increase productivity and reduce overall
"Our recent research shows that nearly 50 percent of best-in-class field
service organisations look to establish better visibility into their field
resources as a way to drive more effective scheduling and boost overall
service productivity," said Sumair Dutta, senior research analyst for
Aberdeen Group. "Since ease of integration is a priority for organisations
evaluating field service solutions, the approach of offering scheduling
optimisation/dispatch and vehicle tracking in a well-integrated package-such
as Trimble WorkManagement-aligns with market preferences."
An ideal solution to enable superior service
The power of Trimble WorkManagement can help service-based organisations
plan, track, measure, communicate and execute mobile work. Using intelligent
tools, dispatchers can manage a team of mobile workers and monitor their
progress against the actual plan for the day in order to effectively resolve
daily complications, such as sick drivers, changes to appointment times,
emergency trips or route overruns.
"Leveraging a cloud-based environment allows organisations of all sizes
to easily deploy scheduling and dispatch solutions without the upfront
deployment costs of an IT infrastructure," said Bryn Fosburgh, vice president
of Trimble Mobile Solutions. "In addition, Trimble WorkManagement is unique
because it visually depicts the real-time impact of changing schedules. When
facts are presented, our customers can make informed decisions and better
manage incremental jobs to streamline their operations."
The Trimble WorkManagement solution includes:
Work Advisor and In-day Planner: enables rapid response for communicating
at-risk tasks as well as delivering the tools to re-optimise routes and
workload. The component helps increase mobile worker productivity by
providing visibility to arrival time, distance travelled, stops made and
overtime; reduce travel time and lower fuel costs through route optimisation;
improve efficiency by comparing planned vs. actual work done per day; and
improve quality of service by adjusting schedules and reassigning work.
WorkManagement Mobile: allows improved communication between drivers and
dispatchers by providing electronic dispatch capabilities. Organisations can
use a variety of browser-based smart phones, tablets and ruggedised PDAs to
deliver information to the mobile workforce to help ensure work progresses as
planned and appointments are not missed. The Mobile feature also allows
mobile workers to use the maps on the smart phone to access driving
directions to appointments, which can help cut driving time and reduce late
or missed appointments.
Performance Manager: provides real-time analysis of the mobile work
status to help keep customer commitments on track.
Fleet Management: assists in managing overall mobile worker productivity
using the Trimble GeoManager platform.
Web Services: allow for integration with third-party systems, such as
Microsoft Dynamics CRM, to exchange task and service activity information
with Trimble's WorkManagement solution. The optional Web Services component
provides an interoperable link between different software applications
running on a variety of platforms.
Trimble WorkManagement has an early access program in which the solution
is available to existing Trimble fleet management customers. WorkManagement
and the optional Web Services component are expected to be available in the
second quarter of 2011.
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 utilising positioning technologies, such as GPS,
lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to
the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilised 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.
Sappi Introduces New Digital Design Center: Showcasing the Beauty of High Quality Digital Papers and the Efficiency of Digital Printing
BOSTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sappi Fine Paper North America today announced the launch of its new Digital Design Center - a powerful web application which allows printers to create custom marketing tools to promote their own digital printing capabilities.
"In three easy steps, printers can customize marketing pieces to promote their own digital printing capabilities, and the piece can be printed on any of Sappi's high quality digital paper. With the introduction of this powerful, customer-friendly tool, we hope to inspire our printer partners and take our digital product portfolio to the next level," said Jennifer Miller, Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Communications.
Upon completion of a simple on-line registration, Sappi's Digital Design Center invites printers to customize the marketing tool by inputting print shop specific information based on topics such as: Products (the equipment the print shop runs), Services (Creative, Logistics, Prepress, Proofing, among others), and Sustainability (Chain of Custody certifications, renewable energy usage, recycling program). In addition, the marketing tool provides a wealth of information about the digital printing and paper segment as well as tips and tricks to optimize digital printing on Sappi's portfolio of digital papers.
As a final, customizable step, each printer can choose a portfolio of high-res, premium images to print along with their customized marketing piece. Images from the Automotive, Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Travel industries are provided from Friend+Johnson, one of the most highly regarded creative representatives in the country. After spending just a few moments with Sappi's Digital Design Center tool, printers have a high-value, customized marketing sell sheet and a portfolio of theme-specific images to help them sell their top-notch printing services.
mophie Launches juice pack air for iPod touch 4th Generation
Enables viewing, listening and gaming for nearly twice as long on one charge
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- mophie(TM) announced today the availability of the juice pack air for the iPod touch 4th generation, delivering award-winning power and protection to the device in a light-weight, ultra-thin rechargeable battery case. In addition to virtually doubling the battery life available on one charge cycle, the new juice pack air is also designed to maximize the user experience.
"We have created a mophie juice pack air for the iPod touch 4th generation that combines exceptional protection and additional power with an enhanced design," says Susan Schedel, vice president of sales and marketing for mophie. "Our goal is to help people do more with their iPod touch on the go for as long as possible, and our juice pack line has been incredibly successful in achieving virtually double the battery life for Apple users since the first iPhone and iPod touch devices were introduced."
-- The Ultimate Power Solution- Packing a 1000mAh rechargeable lithium
polymer battery, the juice pack air for the new iPod touch delivers an
incredible amount of "juice" in an ultra-thin, light weight case. A
full-charged case gives users:
-- Up to 34 hours of audio playback
-- Up to 6 hours of video playback
-- Protection with Style - Delivers complete device protection from bangs,
bumps and drops without sacrificing style! Sleek, ergonomic design
features a soft-touch rubberized finish in black that mirrors the
aesthetic of the iPod touch itself
-- Fast Charging - The juice pack air case will charge the iPod touchin
approximately 100 minutes (assumes juice pack air case is full and iPod
touchbattery is at 20 percent)
-- Easy Access to All Features - Included USB cable enables you to
simultaneously charge and sync your iPod touch to iTunes without having
to remove it from the case
-- Standby/Charging Switch - Features a simple toggle switch allows for
standby and charging mode so you only have to use the juice pack air
battery when you need it!
-- 4 Light LED Battery Status Indicator - An integrated LED status
indicator tells you exactly how much "juice" is left and also displays
how much time remains during the charging process.
mophie is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer of mobile intelligent devices and accessories. It is widely recognized and highly acclaimed for its creative designs and innovative solutions. mophie is the proud developer of the juice pack, the first "Works With iPhone" portable battery solution certified by Apple Inc. All of mophie's products are developed to address real consumer and business needs and are seamless integrations of industrial, electronic, software and artistic designs. Its products are available in Apple stores, AT&T stores, Best Buy stores and on http://www.mophie.com and http://www.amazon.com and other mophie retailer partners. Follow mophie on Twitter at http://twitter.com/mophie or on Facebook at facebook.com/mophielovesyou
Teleste Adds Intelligence to HFC Networks - No More Unnecessary Truck Rolls
ANGA CABLE, COLOGNE, Germany, May 4, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Teleste, a leading technology provider of broadband video and service
platforms, today announced a tandem of products that raise intelligence in
cable networks to a new level. Teleste's new AC9000 Intelligent fibre optic
node eliminates human errors from network installations through automatic
configuration, and the next generation CATVisor EMS 4.0 management software
provides unprecedented flexibility and configurability to HFC infrastructure
management. With the announcement, Teleste addresses a major pain point for
cable operators - time consuming network management and maintenance.
Additionally, Teleste introduced DVB-T2 and DVB-C reception modules to the
Luminato head-end platform as well as the new HECS Head-End Signal Control
System at ANGA Cable.
"Manual network maintenance, human mistakes and the difficulty of
locating network problems are often the main culprits behind unnecessary
truck-rolls and high operating expenses. Teleste tackles these problems by
adding intelligence to the network. The fire-and forget installation of the
new AC9000 coupled with the industry's most advanced management suite help
operators to significantly reduce OPEX, avoid service outages, and provide
better service to end-users," said Pasi Jarvenpaa, Business Director at
Teleste Access Networks business group.
"TeliaSonera is using Teleste's intelligent network products and
management software, which improve the quality of our broadband network. This
has resulted in higher uptime of broadband services and increased customer
satisfaction," said Sakari Kangasvieri, Production Manager at TeliaSonera
AC9000 fibre node is the latest member of Teleste intelligent HFC
products. With AC9000, all configurations are done automatically, without
maintenance crew having to spend excess time in adjustment work. This
eliminates human errors and optimises network quality. In addition to this,
AC9000 automatically recognises and isolates ingress problems with the help
of a built-in ingress analyser. The product also provides 2 x 4 scalability
with the ability to use digital return path transmitters, and it can be
monitored and controlled remotely with Teleste's CATVisor EMS management
Intelligent and flexible cable infrastructure management
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced the next generation of its
CATVisor EMS 4.0 management suite, which provides unprecedented flexibility
and configurability to cable infrastructure management. By utilising the
configurable views of EMS 4.0, the network operations personnel can view only
the management information valuable for the specific task they want to
perform. The new release also adds inventory management features to EMS, with
the possibility to associate documents and links to network elements.
CATVisor EMS 4.0 allows also introduces the long awaited network map
view, which adds a new dimension to the presentation of management
information from intelligent network elements. By presenting management
information in a map view, network problems can be pinpointed without having
to go through complex network diagrams or hand-written notes.
"Teleste's new CATVisor EMS 4.0 eliminates this problem by showing
exactly where problems are located. Accurate information about the network
eliminates guesswork from network maintenance and management - reducing
downtime and unnecessary truck rolls," Pasi Jarvenpaa concluded.
World's most versatile head-end extends with new receivers
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced new extensions to its Luminato
head-end platform. The new Luminato can now be expanded with modules for
DVB-C and DVB-T2 reception. The new DVB-T2 module enables reception of the
emerging terrestrial HD transmissions while the DVB-C receiver allows service
providers to pick selected cable TV services as a part of their service
"Luminato is the industry's most compact and energy-efficient head-end
platform and it allows operators to provide more content with less equipment.
The two new modules combined with already existing Luminato input
capabilities enable operators to enrich the subscribers' user experience with
new services for example in hospitality applications," said Teleste's Mika
Kavanti, Business Director, Video solutions.
Originally introduced two years ago at ANGA, Teleste has delivered over
1000 Luminato platforms to more than 50 countries globally. Luminato provides
a multitude of interfaces such as DVB-S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C, DVB-ASI in/out,
QAM, COFDM and IP within one single platform. All these complemented with
advanced DVB processing capabilities, high capacity scrambling and
multiplexing, packed in a space of one rack unit make Luminato a unique value
Teleste HECS - elegant broadcast and narrowcast combiner splitter
At ANGA Cable, Teleste also introduced the new HECS (Head-End Signal
Control System) product line that fits into standard rack and sub-rack
mounts. The product line includes combiners, splitters, directional couplers
and diplex filters and it allows operators to build complex signal splitting
and combining configurations with a tidy rack mounted product.
Teleste HECS tackles an issue that many operators face: today's
multi-play headends contain broadcasted and narrowcasted TV-services and as
well DOCSIS 3 based services, and all these signal sources need to be
combined, controlled and adjusted to fit in to the distribution network.
Teleste's new HECS product line solves this issue and it can be used at
head-ends and HUB's for combining/splitting narrowcast and broadcast signals.
Teleste is an international technology group founded in 1954, which is
specialised in broadband video and data communication systems and services.
The group is active in two business segments, Video and Broadband Solutions
and Network Services; in both fields, we are among the global leaders. Video
and Broadband Solutions business segment has the emphasis on product
solutions for broadband access networks, video service platforms and video
surveillance applications. Network Services segment deliver comprehensive
network service solutions including new construction, rebuilding, upgrading,
planning and maintenance services of cable networks. In 2010 the group's net
sales totalled EUR 167,8 million and the group employed 1230 persons at the
year-end. The company has approximately 30 offices world-wide and over 90% of
Teleste's net sales are generated outside Finland. The company is listed on
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"LET'S MAKE A DEAL" Goes Social With FremantleMedia Enterprises and GameHouse
RealNetworks' Games Division Obtains Exclusive Rights To Develop Social Games Based on the Classic TV Game Show
SEATTLE, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to develop social games based on the game show, LET'S MAKE A DEAL. Under the multi-year agreement, GameHouse will develop branded social and casual games for the modern classic game show beginning with its first release on Facebook in the fall of 2011. GameHouse is a leading global provider of casual games for multiple platforms including PC, online, social and mobile.
"GameHouse works directly with top IP owners like FremantleMedia Enterprises to further their brands and reach new audiences," said Matt Hulett, senior vice president, RealNetworks. "By partnering with FME to develop the social version of 'Let's Make A Deal,' GameHouse continues our commitment to bringing world-class entertainment properties to life through fun and engaging games."
LET'S MAKE A DEALis the ultimate high-stakes entertainment game show where audience members dress up in outlandish costumes to get host Wayne Brady's attention. Contestants make deals and have the chance to win big prizes and exciting trips to exotic locales -- but must watch out for the Zonks! With the help of announcer Jonathan Mangum and model Tiffany Coyne, Brady ultimately sets up the "Big Deal of the Day" for one lucky contestant.
"We are thrilled to partner with GameHouse to extend the 'Let's Make A Deal' experience for our fans," said Nicholas Dale, manager, interactive for FremantleMedia Enterprises. "Social games are a natural extension of our properties and the interactive nature of 'Let's Make A Deal' makes it a perfect fit for this platform."
ABOUT LET'S MAKE A DEAL
LET'S MAKE A DEAL is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Mike Richards ("The Price is Right") is the executive producer. The one-hour show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
Real® creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. Real invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. Real's corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/about-us
Real, RealNetworks and GameHouse are registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
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CONTACT: Andrea Schneider, Definition PR, LCC for GameHouse, +1-917-769-6060, email@example.com; or Catherine Philbin, PR Director, FME Americas, +1-818-748-1382 catherine.philibin@FremantleMedia.com
Syncsort Unveils Strategy to Enhance Hadoop and Drive Greater Adoption of the Big Data Framework
Commitment to Open Source Community and Announcement of DMExpress Hadoop Edition Focused on Making Hadoop Faster, More Efficient and Easier to Use for Organizations Seeking a Cost-Effective Method for Tracking Massive Data Volumes
-- Syncsort, a global leader in data integration acceleration and data
protection software solutions, today announced plans to contribute an
external sort "plug-in" to the Hadoop open source community as part of
the company's commitment to help make the Hadoop framework more robust
and easier to use.
-- Accelerating MapReduce processing and improving the performance of the
standard Hadoop sort benchmarks are widely seen as areas where domain
experts can play a significant role in enhancing Hadoop and unlocking
value for the entire community.
-- Syncsort's contribution seeks to enhance the sort framework in Hadoop
for all users by making it more modular, flexible and extensible.
Organizations simply use the "plug-in" to bring their existing
investments in sort technology into Hadoop regardless of whether they
are using Syncsort's DMExpress or another solution.
-- Additionally, Syncsort is announcing a special DMExpress Hadoop Edition
of its record-setting data integration acceleration software that will
include Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) connectivity and the
ability to create jobs in DMExpress' graphical user interface and run
them in MapReduce.
-- However, what sets the solution apart is its ability to dramatically
improve performance in MapReduce by shifting transformations to the
DMExpress engine and utilizing powerful new Hadoop accelerator
technology that Syncsort is bringing to market.
-- The Hadoop accelerator will make use of Syncsort's "plug-in"
contribution to the Hadoop community to seamlessly improve the
performance of MapReduce jobs through sort, and will invoke high
performance compression as needed to deliver significant storage
-- DMExpress Hadoop Edition makes MapReduce processing more efficient by
providing a simple, self-tuning alternative that dramatically enhances
performance and facilitates ongoing development and maintenance.
-- The solution takes advantage of DMExpress' light install and resource
footprint to enable seamless deployment on all nodes in the Hadoop
-- Initially available as part of a limited beta program, DMExpress Hadoop
Edition will be generally available later in the calendar year.
Applying 40+ Years of Performance Expertise in Data-Intensive Environments to Hadoop
-- Hadoop Acceleration - DMExpress Hadoop Edition features proprietary sort
algorithms and transformations that optimize Hadoop. Elapsed processing
time for existing Hadoop jobs has been reduced by up to 40 percent in
-- Greater Efficiency - The solution significantly reduces resource
utilization, including CPU, memory and I/O, while improving scalability
for less hardware requirements and associated costs.
-- Easier to Use and Maintain - DMExpress Hadoop Edition requires no
tuning, no coding and no MapReduce scripting to significantly increase
IT staff productivity and enable greater focus on strategic projects.
Accelerating Hadoop Processing by 2x in Testing at comScore
-- comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source
of digital business analytics, has built and defined a market by
leveraging 'Big Data' to help its customers succeed.
-- The company monitors, collects and analyzes more than 20 billion records
a day, amounting to terabytes of information, to provide unique insights
about users online and offline behavior.
-- An existing DMExpress customer, comScore engaged Syncsort to accelerate
Hadoop processing and, in benchmark testing, achieved 2x faster
performance with DMExpress without additional hardware and with minimal
coding and tuning.
-- The benchmark testing was completed on a 6 node cluster on Cloudera's
Distribution for Hadoop Version 3 (CDH3) and involved terabytes of data.
-- "We see tremendous potential for using lightweight, easy to deploy tools
like DMExpress for accelerating MapReduce processing and making it more
efficient," said Michael Brown, Chief Technology Officer, comScore. "The
benchmark testing we have completed with Syncsort has exceeded our
expectations and we applaud their leadership in contributing to the open
source community and applying their expertise to make it easier for
data-intensive organizations like comScore to build and maintain
transformations in Hadoop."
-- "Interest in Hadoop continues to rise as organizations are looking to
increase the speed of their analysis on large data sets and utilize
computing resources more efficiently," said David Menninger, VP and
Research Director, Ventana Research. "Syncsort DMExpress Hadoop Edition
is designed to address both of these important issues by leveraging
their proven algorithms in combination with access to data stored in the
Hadoop distributed file system."
-- "We believe that it is critical for vendors like Syncsort to find
meaningful ways to contribute to the Hadoop community and help make
Hadoop a stronger, more viable alternative for organizations," said
Flavio Santoni, Chief Executive Officer, Syncsort. "As customers
increasingly find that it is not economically or technically feasible to
track and manage their exploding data volumes in commercial databases,
we have a responsibility to innovate and provide solutions that address
their most complex, data-intensive environments. We welcome the
opportunity to work with the open source community and customers alike
to apply Syncsort's unique expertise and technology to today's big data
-- Syncsort Data Integration Customer Success
-- Syncsort Data Integration Blog
-- Follow Syncsort on Twitter
-- Join the Syncsort Community on Facebook
-- Watch Syncsort Videos on YouTube
Syncsort is a global software company that helps the world's most successful organizations rethink the economics of data. Syncsort provides record-setting data performance and rapid time to value through easy to use data integration and data protection solutions. With over 12,000 deployments, Syncsort has transformed decision making and delivered more profitable results to thousands of customers worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.syncsort.com.
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Wedge Networks BeSecure Now Available as Virtual Appliance
Patented Deep Content Inspection Protects Public and Private Cloud Service Providers from Cyber Attacks
CALGARY, Alberta, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wedge Networks, an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based Web security, announced today that its BeSecure Web Gateway appliance is now available to cloud service providers to fend off content borne attacks.
"Moving to the cloud" is a priority for many private and public sector organizations today, leading to very real data security risks and the exponential heavy cost associated with security breaches. With the aggregation of services in the cloud and physical perimeters blurred, the industry needs high performance security solutions that can support flexible deployment topologies that are either physical or virtual. What is distinctively missing in the current mixture of security solutions such as virtual firewalls, WAF, or virtual host based solutions are good content security solutions that offer DLP and prevent the transmission of malware.
Now available for either public or private cloud service providers, the BeSecure Web Gateway protects from data loss and the spread of malware. BeSecure runs on the patented WedgeOS, going beyond conventional Deep Content Inspection approaches, translating into a scalable, real-time solution that understands the intent of Data-In-Motion, enabling the detection and remediation of both known and novel threats without impacting network performance.
BeSecure VM Features:
WedgeOS patented software architecture achieves the
highest performance with accurate detection of
-- blended content borne threats and data leakage
Easy implementation in large scale networks with high
throughput requirements, providing a scalable
solution that can be deployed into complex virtual
-- networks with near-zero footprint
Real-time visibility, comprehension, and
-- manageability of Data-In-Motion
Cost-effectively meets compliance requirements,
sustained up-time, and differentiated high
-- standards in virtual service offerings
Hongwen Zhang, president and CEO, Wedge Networks,
"Today, more organizations are moving their data to
the cloud environment and industry experts are very
quick to realize the potential security risks
surrounding this trend. With the BeSecure Appliance
installation, both public and private cloud service
providers benefit from Deep Content Inspection
-- Eric Ogren, analyst and founder, Ogren Group, said:
"The trend towards moving applications and data into
private and public clouds introduces a new realm of
very real security risks. Critical to identifying
and remediating new threats will be a content-
based approach offering deep inspection and clear
visibility into network traffic. Wedge Networks is
well positioned to meet these challenges with its
BeSecure Web Gateway that enables organizations to
protect sensitive data and have a clear view of
content as it traverses the cloud."
About Wedge Networks
Wedge Networks is an innovator providing remediation-based Deep Content Inspection for high-performance, network-based Web security. It provides a scalable, real-time solution that understands the intent of Data-in-Motion, enabling the detection and remediation of both known and novel threats without impacting network performance. Its BeSecure appliances are easily integrated into existing environments. Wedge Networks provides its global customers, partners and distributors a dramatically safer and innovative way to do business. For more information, visit http://www.wedgenetworks.com.
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