TuTecnologia.org Launches New Website With Free Video Tutorials, Product Reviews, a Forum for Tech Questions and a Social Community to Help Hispanics With Technology Needs
Website educates the Hispanic community and encourages adoption of technology for personal and professional growth
MIAMI, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TuTecnologia.org, the leading Spanish-language online technology community intended to educate the Hispanic community about a variety of technology-related subjects, announces the launch of its new website TuTecnologia.org. Through free resources such as video tutorials, a forum and podcasts, the new multi-platform website, which replaces the former TuTecnologia.com, will continue to help break down the barrier of technology assimilation for the Hispanic community and encourage the adoption of technology, in order to capitalize on its benefits, for both personal and professional growth. With these tools, Tu Tecnologia members can overcome their language and financial barriers and use technology to progress toward their goals.
Founded in 2008 by Ariel Coro, the leading Technology Expert for Hispanics in the U.S. syndicated columnist and TV personality, the website continues to be a go-to resource for Hispanics on technology. From its inception, the website's mission has been to synthesize complex concepts and teach in a manner that everyone can understand. Today, members can access new features like the TuTV video channel which contains online classes and practical tutorials. TuTecnologia.org also offers comprehensive educational tutorials on programs such as Excel, Photoshop and Google Voice - and even how to create a Twitter account. Members can also access podcasts created by site collaborators with information on the latest technologies and product reviews.
"The Tu Tecnologia website grew from the real need of having a central location where everyone could have access to educational resources and information about technology in Spanish," explains Coro. "The participation of our community is integral and their feedback has led to the development of the new website, with innovative features that will help community members advance on a personal and professional level."
The TuTecnologia.org website will continue to maintain popular features including a community blog with articles by founder Ariel Coro, that promote a better understanding of technology and enables blog submissions from its members as well. With "Pregunta a la Comunidad" (Ask the Community), members can also post questions about all-things technology and receive answers from members and collaborators of the community almost instantly. With new and old favorite features alike, the TuTecnologia site continues its mission of bridging the technological divide within the Hispanic community.
Lumeta Announces New Release of IPsonar; Includes Enhanced Network Discovery, Visualization and Analysis Features
Advancements in Network Discovery Further Network Situational Awareness To Deal with Escalating IT Complexity
SOMERSET, N.J., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --Lumeta Corporation, the leading provider of network discovery, mapping and network leak detection solutions for large enterprises and government agencies, today announced a new release of IPsonar®, which includes advancements in the product's discovery, visualization and analysis capabilities.
Lumeta's IPsonar features an integrated network risk scorecard, the Lumeta Network Index(TM), to distill network discovery data across an enterprise network into a set of high-level metrics from 4 categories (Network Topology, Network Address Space, Network Leaks, Device Fingerprints). The scorecard displays items such as Unknown Networks, Network Leaks and Perimeter Router Statistics to quickly highlight priority areas of risk for remediation. The Lumeta Network Index executive scorecard helps organizations quantify and compare levels of network risk over time; measure the effectiveness of security policies; and better understand the impact of network change on the state of the enterprise network as a whole.
The latest release also allows for a high level of customization through IPsonar custom services. Through a consulting engagement, the new enhanced scorecard mechanism can be configured to report on a variety of security and compliance metrics in support of internal network policy measurement or key aspects of regulations such as the Payment Card Industry Standards (PCI) or the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB).
As part of IPsonar's robust Device Discovery module, Lumeta has added Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate identification and HTTPS testing capabilities. IPsonar Device Discovery SSL Certificate Identification allows users to proactively manage expiry, reducing the risk of SSL downtime; validate security compliance for online transactions, communications and web-based applications; and identify "rogue" or expired certificates.
The SSL Certificate Identification feature reports on SSL Certificate attributes such as IP address, Internal DNS Name, Expiry Date, Certificate Type, Issuer and Subject. IPsonar's automated inventory of all SSL Certificates across all domains is completely vendor-neutral and Certificate Authority (CA) agnostic, providing visibility into extensive SSL deployments across diverse environments.
The latest release of IPsonar includes a comprehensive comparison reporting feature, which allows users to compare any two reports, and highlights the differences between the results. IPsonar is pre-configured with a group of common comparisons, such as unknown devices and total number of routers, and users also have the ability to create and modify their own comparison queries by setting parameters through the intuitive user interface. IPsonar's new comprehensive reporting comparison functionality provides users with a clear method to analyze network change across the network over time, or to compare key security factors between network segments or business units.
With this latest release of IPsonar, Lumeta has enhanced the mapping capabilities to allow users to better interact with the way the map is displayed as well as to allow the map to be controlled in ways which are beneficial when exploring very large data sets. Lumeta IPsonar now includes the ability for users to create and save user defined layouts. Users can combine a set of nodes into a group and label that group for easy segmentation of the data. Also, users can select a node or group on the map and move it to a specific location and then lock it into position on the map.
Lumeta IPsonar is well known for its advanced enterprise network visualization capabilities, the heritage of which was started more than 10 years ago with the development of the Internet Mapping Project. Lumeta IPsonar has been adopted by some of the largest networks in the world not only to provide network situational awareness but also because of the Visual Analytics capabilities the product offers.
"Today's exploding IT complexity can hinder even the most sophisticated security programs," said Lumeta Chief Operating Officer, Michael Markulec. "IPsonar's latest release continues Lumeta's commitment to comprehensive network situational awareness with new discovery capabilities, an enhanced reporting engine, and improved visual analytics."
About Lumeta Corporation
Lumeta empowers large enterprise and government agencies with global network visibility, allowing them to understand how network change affects security, availability, and compliance.
Lumeta's IPsonar is the industry's only network discovery and visibility solution that discovers and maps every asset on a network, including assets not currently under management. This capability enables IT professionals to analyze the connectivity between assets and networks, uncover risk patterns, and automate the enforcement of network policies.
With this level of network situational awareness, IT organizations can harden security, improve business continuity, and deploy new services without impacting its ability to deliver existing services.
Lumeta, the Lumeta logo, IPsonar and the IPsonar logo are trademarks and service marks of the Lumeta Corporation. Other product and company names appearing in this document may be trademarks of their respective owners.
AT&T Expands 3G Mobile Broadband in Greater Louisville
Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced the completion of a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to expand the wireless capacity and performance of its 3G mobile broadband network throughout the Greater Louisville area.
As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T announced the activation of 40 existing cell sites with 3G cell technology in Bullitt, Clark, Floyd, Hardin, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby and Spencer counties. These new 3G sites will enhance wireless coverage for area residents and businesses. With AT&T mobile broadband speeds, customers can talk on their phones, surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications all at the same time.
"In the 21st century economy, there is more demand for wireless connectivity than there has ever been before," said Mike Mangeot, president & CEO, Kentucky Association for Economic Development. "By investing in smart wireless networks throughout our commonwealth, we can enable the innovation that's needed to grow the economy and create jobs."
In the first six months of this year, AT&T invested more than $80 million in its wireless and wireline networks to continue improving service for customers in Kentucky. Upgrades to the AT&T wireless network included new cell sites, expanded mobile broadband coverage and increased 3G capacity.The investment also included upgrades to the AT&T wireline infrastructure, such as expanded AT&T U-verse® services, additional AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots, and extended reach of broadband services.
"By providing Kentuckiana businesses and families with the enhanced wireless service they demand, we hope to enhance the region's attractiveness for companies who are looking to invest and grow," said AT&T Kentucky President Mary Pat Regan. "While this announcement is a big step towards connecting more communities across the commonwealth, there is much more coming."
Wireless data traffic on the AT&T network has grown more than 5,000 percent over the past three years, largely due to the increasing popularity of advanced smartphones and the performance of AT&T's 3G network. AT&T has the nation's fastest mobile broadband network.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&Tprovides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.
The expansion of mobile broadband service is one of many ongoing network initiatives planned to enhance coverage and capacity across the country. AT&T recently upgraded 3G cell sites nationwide to High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2. Future plans include another upgrade to HSPA+ technology at the end of this year followed by the initial deployment next year of LTE, the next-generation of wireless technology. These advancements, when combined with an ongoing initiative to increase the number of high-speed backhaul connections to cell sites, are a part of AT&T's strategy to provide customers with an enhanced mobile broadband experience, both today and in the future.
AT&T's 3G 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 best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 140 major cruise ships, as well as 3G services in more than 125 countries.
AT&T also owns and operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 23,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our U.S. Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.
For more information about AT&T's 3G coverage in Kentucky or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE®magazine.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
Save.com Offers Consumers the Ability to Search for Coupon Codes by Category and Store
New Savings Site Expands RedPlum's Online Offerings
LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today the launch of coupon code site, save.com, the latest addition to its RedPlum(TM) portfolio. This new savings website features over 10,000 coupon codes.
"Save.com builds on our mission to deliver value to consumers, how, when and where they want," said John Lieblang, President, Valassis Digital Media "It complements our cross industry business model by providing an abundance of reliable, up-to-date coupon codes for leading retailers and brands that shoppers want most, especially with the upcoming holiday season."
Save.com provides consumers with the ability to search for deals relevant to them by:
-- Store, including major retailers like the Gap, Payless, Toys"R"Us,
Borders and Sphere;
-- Latest or most popular sales/clearance offers; and
Featuring coupon codes in 65 diverse categories from apparel and accessories to sports, travel and food, this targeted search tool offers an easy way to save consumers both time and money.
Search methods, shopping behaviors and savings patterns were taken into consideration while developing save.com as a go-to site to meet the needs of today's savvy shopper. Powered by RedPlum, this site caters to the online shopper and saver. It builds on the company's online success with savings and lifestyle site, redplum.com, introduced in 2008. Redplum.com will continue to be a destination for printable coupons, local deals and savings tips while save.com will be dedicated to coupon codes of all kinds.
"Redplum.com has established itself as a trusted site," said BrianCostello, General Manager and Vice President, RedPlum Network. "We are building on that reputation as a reliable source of online deals and extending it to the coupon code industry through save.com."
The company works closely with the brands featured on save.com. As marketers respond to consumers' desire to seek out deals from a variety of sources online and in print, Valassis offers its clients the ability to build a marketing plan incorporating a blended solution across its RedPlum portfolio. Save.com, an expansion of the RedPlum Network, is another tool to reach today's net savvy shopper.
Valassis is one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, offering unparalleled reach and scale to more than 15,000 advertisers. Its RedPlum(TM) media portfolio delivers value on a weekly basis to over 100 million shoppers across a multi-media platform - in-home, in-store and in-motion. Through its digital offerings, including redplum.com, consumers can find compelling national and local deals. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan with approximately 7,000 associates in 28 states and eight countries, Valassis is widely recognized for its associate and corporate citizenship programs, including its America's Looking for Its Missing Children® program. Valassis companies include Valassis Direct Mail, Inc., Valassis Canada, Promotion Watch, Valassis Relationship Marketing Systems, LLC and NCH Marketing Services, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.valassis.com or http://www.redplum.com. To learn about advertising opportunities with RedPlum, please call 1-800-437-0479.
Certain statements found in this document constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the following: price competition from our existing competitors; new competitors in any of our businesses; a shift in client preference for different promotional materials, strategies or coupon delivery methods, including, without limitation, as a result of declines in newspaper circulation; an unforeseen increase in paper or postal costs; changes which affect the businesses of our clients and lead to reduced sales promotion spending, including, without limitation, a decrease of marketing budgets which are generally discretionary in nature and easier to reduce in the short-term than other expenses; our substantial indebtedness, and ability to refinance such indebtedness, if necessary, and our ability to incur additional indebtedness, may affect our financial health; the financial condition, including bankruptcies, of our clients, suppliers, senior secured credit facility lenders or other counterparties; certain covenants in our debt documents could adversely restrict our financial and operating flexibility; ongoing disruptions in the credit markets that make it difficult for companies to secure financing; fluctuations in the amount, timing, pages, weight and kinds of advertising pieces from period to period, due to a change in our clients' promotional needs, inventories and other factors; our failure to attract and retain qualified personnel may affect our business and results of operations; a rise in interest rates could increase our borrowing costs; we may be required to recognize additional impairment charges against goodwill and intangible assets in the future; possible governmental regulation or litigation affecting aspects of our business; the credit and liquidity crisis in the financial markets could continue to affect our results of operations and financial condition; uncertainty in the application and interpretation of applicable state sales tax laws may expose us to additional sales tax liability; and general economic conditions, whether nationally, internationally, or in the market areas in which we conduct our business, including the adverse impact of the ongoing economic downturn on the marketing expenditures and activities of our clients and prospective clients as well as our vendors, with whom we rely on to provide us with quality materials at the right prices and in a timely manner. These and other risks and uncertainties related to our business are described in greater detail in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including our reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and the foregoing information should be read in conjunction with these filings. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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LabTech Mobile Now Available for Android and Windows Mobile 6.5 Devices
TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LabTech Software, the global provider of powerful, scalable, and affordable Remote Monitoring, Management (RMM) and Automation solutions, announced today that LabTech Mobile is now available for Windows 6.5 and Android devices at no additional charge to LabTech partners.
"With LabTech Mobile, you can seamlessly support and resolve your clients' issues without having to be in the office. LabTech Mobile for Droid is just as impressive as the Droid itself allowing you to check passwords, product keys, signature capture for time spent at a site and even VNC into your clients' machines at the touch of your finger, no matter where you are," said Brett Cheloff, Director of Development for LabTech Software.
LabTech Mobile allows you to increase your productivity, efficiency and management of your clients with the ability to work tickets, deal with timers, access client data, work with scripts, and so much more from the palm of your hand. LabTech Mobile is an efficient method to better manage customers' accounts while on the go and delivers the power your technicians need while in the field through their compatible mobile device.
"I quickly and easily fixed a client's PC while standing in line for a burger. I did it from my Android phone with the LabTech Mobile app, what a great tool," said Ryan Hanscom, CMO at Ategan Technologies, LLC.
LabTech Mobile is now available for Windows Mobile 6.5 and Android devices, and will soon be available for use by iPhone and iPad users. To get the LabTech Mobile app now for Android devices, visit the Android Marketplace and search applications for LabTech. Windows Mobile users can download the LabTech Mobile app directly from the LabTech web site at http://www.labtechsoft.com/technology/labtech-mobile.html.
LabTech is the only IT service management software for remote monitoring, project management and tracking, and business automation developed by a managed services provider (MSP) expressly for MSPs. Their affordable, integrated professional services automation (PSA) software solution so closely emulates what technicians do in the field that help desk techs can provide the same support remotely. Because LabTech understands how to manage a growing MSP business, including implementing mobile IT solutions, RMA tracking, service scheduling and IT ticketing, they make it easier to procure their software and allow VARs and partners to add agents as they grow. For more information please visit http://www.LabTechSoftware.com or call 877-522-8323.
QNAP Debuts New TS-x19P+ Line-up of Affordable Turbo NAS Servers for HOME, SOHO, and Prosumer Users
New 1, 2, and 4-drive Models Feature New 1.6GHz Marvell CPU and 512MB of DDRIII RAM, Delivering Great All-around Performance, Low Power Consumption, and a Wealth of Applications for Home Networks
POMONA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- QNAP Systems, Inc., a
leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance
Systems, and Network-based Media Players today announced the TS-x19P+ lineup
of affordable Turbo NAS servers targeted primarily for home and SOHO users.
The new models utilize Marvell's new 1.6GHz embedded processor and include
512MB of DDRIII memory and Gigabit LAN ports, mustering up transfer rates
exceeding 100MB/sec and offering a unique blend of performance and features at
very affordable price points. The new models include the 1-drive TS-119P+,
2-drive TS-219P+ and 4-drive TS-419P+. With up to 8TB of networked storage,
the TS-x19P+ series NAS servers combine an attractive industrial design,
outstanding performance, consumer-friendly features, and above all, legendary
QNAP quality and reliability.
NAS servers are becoming a popular addition to home and SOHO networks as
they solve the problem of how to share digital pictures, music, and videos
among computers in the home without resorting to a USB keychain drive. QNAP's
new TS-x19P+ models are easy to attach to an existing home network and provide
easy file sharing between PCs, Macs, Linux, and UNIX-based computers. QNAP's
TS-x19P+ NAS servers can also provide automatic backup of all computers on the
network, host websites, record home security surveillance video from IP
cameras on the network, be a UPnP-compliant media server, and act as a
stand-alone file server for BT/FTP/HTTP and eMule downloads.
"The next generation TS-x19P+ series Turbo NAS servers from QNAP combine
affordable high performance with ultra-low power consumption," said Tony Lu,
Product Manager for QNAP. "Whether you are a home or business user, you no
longer need to sacrifice performance for the sake of saving energy. These new
models offer home and SOHO users many of the advanced networking features
found on our higher-end NAS servers, making the TS-x19P+ series an incredible
value for the consumer."
The new TS-x19P+ models can also improve multimedia experience for home
users. The built-in UPnP media server (TwonkyMedia) feature of the TS-x19P+
series supports numerous media players such as the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox
360 gaming consoles, and High-Definition media players (compatible with NFS).
Users can even use their iPod/iPad/iPhone or Android devices to stream music
and video or view digital photos stored on the NAS from anywhere they have a
Wi-Fi or 3G connection.
The TS-x19P+ series supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA II hard drives
with up to2TB capacity, and storage capacity can be expanded by connecting
eSATA or USB storage devices to the NAS. The smart fan and aluminum case
design of the TS-x19P+ produces a nearly silent working environment, which is
essential for home use. Power consumption is less than 19W, which is ideal
for 24/7 operation at home or in the office, and the TS-x19P+ series also
supports Wake on LAN and scheduled power on/off management. The TS-119P+
features a swappable drive tray for easy hard drive installation or
replacement. The TS-219P+ and TS-419P+ feature hot-swappable hard drives and
supports RAID 0/1 for the TS-219P+ and RAID 0/1/5/6/5+hot spare for the
TS-419P+ with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration.
The TS-x19P+ series comes with new V3.3 of QNAP's Turbo NAS firmware, which
provides an easy to use AJAX-based user interface for managing the features of
The new TS-x19P+ Series Turbo NAS servers will be available beginning in
November 2010 through QNAP global commercial distributors, resellers and
For more information on these and other QNAP Turbo NAS servers, please
QNAP offers the broadest lineup of NAS server enclosures currently
available. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are available in 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8-bay
tower and rack mount configurations to fit consumer's needs, including
small/medium business, workgroups, and entry-level enterprise networks. Most
QNAP NAS servers feature hot-swap removable cartridge drives with 2.5-inch and
3.5-inch drive support, and offer unique features including virtual disk, and
dual Gigabit LAN ports with fail-over, load-balancing and multi-IP setting
capabilities for all Intel-based models. QNAP NAS servers are ideal for
simple website hosting, ultra-high performance RAID storage supporting RAID 0,
1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare and 6+hot spare (5-drive and higher models), stand-alone
file downloading, network-wide backups, printer sharing, video surveillance,
and a whole lot more. QNAP NAS servers are fully compatible with Windows,
Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks, and incorporate green power management
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is
dedicated to bringing world-class NAS storage, professional NVR video
surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business,
and entry-level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware
design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is
precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest
available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and
ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with
headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in mainland China and
the United States.
QNAP Systems, Inc.
Ms. Vera Wang
DeMoulin & Company
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QNAP Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Ms. Vera Wang of QNAP Systems, Inc., +886-2-8698-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Robert DeMoulin of DeMoulin & Company, +925-699-5423, email@example.com
The new platform provides new tools and easier access to RISI's cost
benchmarking data covering over 100 grades, sub-grades and products at pulp
and paper mills worldwide. The service provides the most accurate estimates
of comparative mill and machine competitiveness in the pulp and paper
industry, compiled by RISI's unmatched network of engineers and analysts
located around the globe.
"Over the past 15 years, clients have used our cost benchmarking model to
understand the cost of producing pulp and paper grades by mill and machine,"
said S.P. Raina, Vice President of Mill Intelligence at RISI. "We have
combined the firsthand papermaking experience and deep knowledge of our
engineers with best-in-breed software technology to provide superior content
and capability to our clients in a more intuitive, online environment;
without the need to download additional software."
- Cash Cost reports: users can compare manufacturing costs across
machines and mills in user-defined markets.
- Total Cost reports: includes all a mill's costs, such as Capital Cost
(capital investment charge and annual depreciation), SG&A Cost
(operating expenses plus also taxes, and inventory charge), and Cash
Cost (manufacturing costs) to produce a total cost picture that is then
used in the Profitability report.
- Profitability reports: these reports allow you to compare profitability
of mills and machines in user-defined markets.
- Capacity reports: total capacity for user-defined markets can be
calculated, as well as capacity by individual mill and machine.
- Mill performance analyses: users can compare mills and machines on
custom-built cost curves using a variety of reporting features, as
- "What-if" scenarios: scenarios can be created to measure the impact of
potential market-or-mill-level changes on various mills and machines.
Pulp and Paper Producers
- Strategic Planning - Assess a mill and/or machine's cost position
compared to other competitive assets.
- Mill Operations - Optimize production, identify opportunities for cost
reduction, discover new best practices, and measure opportunity and
- Sales & Marketing - Understand which mills can profitably serve which
markets, and who will be the 'winners' and 'losers' based on different
- Financial - Analyze mill cost positions and model the effects of shifts
in exchange rates and input costs on a business.
- Risk Assessment - Assess individual mills and machines at risk of
Suppliers to Pulp and Paper Producers
- Sales - Uncover new business opportunities by researching prospects and
prioritizing sales efforts. Determine a territory configuration by
assessing the risk for individual mill/machine shut downs or conversion
- Marketing - Generate targeted marketing efforts and conduct market
research on specific needs of local, regional or global mills. Run ROI
scenarios for project implementations.
- Risk Assessment - Assess individual mills and machines at risk of
closure due to high cost and other factors; use this information in
determining potential lines of credit to be issued and which producers
will provide stable, long-term business relationships.
- Investment Manager & Analysis - Evaluate companies for potential
investment opportunities; qualify cost positions of individual mills;
understand implications of mill cost to efficiently determine a
company's competitive position.
- Risk Assessment - Assess individual mills and machine's at risk of
closure due to high cost and other factors. Analyze risk and
opportunity for debtor-in-possession (DiP) financing.
Consumer Products Companies
- Purchasing - identify key mills/companies that are supplying applicable
grades for end use products. Compare products cost by machine.
- Financial - Analyze mill cost position and model the effects of shifts
in exchange rates or input costs on your business.
- Risk Assessment -Identify mills/companies that are positioned as
long-term secure suppliers.
RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, wood
products, timber, biomass, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions.
Headquartered in Bedford, MA, RISI operates global offices throughout
North and South America, Europe and Asia. More information can be found at http://www.risi.com.
900 Circle 75 Parkway, Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA 30339 USA
Jennifer Anderson, Marketing Manager, Mill Intelligence, RISI, +1-770-373-3019, firstname.lastname@example.org
FireScope Declares End to Disconnected, Siloed Cloud Management
Integrated on-premise and cloud instances enable FireScope to deliver complete visibility of the hybrid stack.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FireScope, Inc., the fastest growing IT service management solutions company, today announced a new cloud offering to deliver business service views of hybrid cloud infrastructures spanning multiple vendors.
"While cloud management solutions have been around, they all fail to connect the dots in two important ways," said Mark Lynd, President and COO of FireScope. "Firstly, they fail to link on-premise infrastructure to cloud-based resources, forcing a fragmented view of infrastructure performance. This is a huge mistake as most progressive organizations are taking a hybrid approach to the cloud. Secondly, they focus too much on the technology and not on the reason it exists in the first place, to deliver business outcomes. Knowing what assets are up and what's down isn't as important as knowing how these issues are impacting the quality of service and ultimately, the business. FireScope's cloud strategy is designed specifically to address these two shortcomings in the market."
Hybrid cloud architectures, wherein application components are distributed across on-demand public clouds and on-premise private clouds, enable organizations to take advantage of the cost effectiveness of public clouds and security of private clouds. FireScope's approach to managing these hybrid clouds involves treating on-premise infrastructure and cloud resources - including Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) - all as a single business service. Events or performance degradation of any individual component is analyzed for its impact on user experience, enabling IT to focus work where it is impacting the business the most.
In addition to its current line of hardware and virtual appliances, FireScope is offering on-demand instances of each of its core offerings: Unify(TM) Business Service Management (BSM) - your dashboard for enterprise IT strategy; Orchestrate(TM) Configuration Management Database (CMDB) - your playbook for IT Operations; and Comply(TM) - your compass for managing IT compliance. An innovative message queue architecture enables appliances on-premise or in the cloud to push metrics and events to a corporate master where the events are analyzed for their impact on the business in terms of SLA's, business metrics or compliance impact. Users consume this analysis via customizable dashboards published either from the cloud or internally.
Cloud Compliance Made Achievable
Compliance has been a significant barrier for many organizations investigating deployments in the public cloud. With the inclusion of FireScope Comply, the industry's first compliance solution to combine Administrative, Operational and Continuous Control Monitoring (CCM) in a single solution, FireScope is able to deliver a new dimension of visibility to IT management; Regulatory status.
Industry Firsts of the FireScope Cloud Management Strategy:
-- Integrated view of the entire stack, from the data center to the cloud,
regardless of vendor or technology.
-- Visibility beyond Up/Down status of cloud resources, including
application, storage and costs.
-- Pre-cloud deployment planning reports to help organizations identify the
best infrastructure match for applications and dependencies based on
security, regulatory requirements, scalability and cost.
-- Capacity and predictive analysis to help IT leaders simultaneously keep
up with business growth and keep costs down.
-- Easily expandable on-premise or in the cloud, with new instances
deployed in less than 10 minutes.
-- Highly affordable, coming in at a fraction of the cost of Big-4 (IBM,
CA, BMC, HP) solutions.
For more information about FireScope's Cloud Management Strategy, including free trial downloads or scheduling personal or group demonstrations, visit http://www.firescope.com/Cloud/
FireScope, the fastest growing ITSM software company is a leading developer of groundbreaking IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions that are revolutionizing how businesses conduct IT operations. In addition to its Dash network and application monitoring solution, FireScope's suite of products includes three primary enterprise offerings: Unify(TM) Business Service Management (BSM) - your dashboard for enterprise IT strategy; Orchestrate(TM) Configuration Management Database (CMDB) - your playbook for IT Operations; and Comply(TM) - your compass for managing IT compliance. FireScope, Inc., headquartered in Huntington Beach, California has offices in Sydney, New York, Dallas and London. To learn more about FireScope and its advanced ITSM solutions, visit http://www.firescope.com or call 877-780-3473.
LONDON, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- 'Tis the season to be a FIFA fan. First came the release of chart-topping game FIFA 11, which was widely hailed the best football game ever. Now comes the free release of EA's Ultimate Team' mode, where players can handpick their dream squads from an impressive catalogue of over 8000 footballers from across the world. Available for download as of today, 'Ultimate Team' is jam packed with new features, especially requested by fans.
This latest mode is expected to prolong the incredible buzz of excitement around FIFA 11, which continues to top gaming charts in the UK and score record breaking European sales figures. Since its EU release in October, this challenging multiplayer football game has taken markets by storm, selling over 2.6 million copies in under a week. This makes FIFA 11 the biggest sports game launch of all time, beating its predecessor FIFA 10 to the title.
With Christmas just round the corner and countless stockings to be filled, these impressive figures could be just the beginning. As reviewers heap praise on this new production, we see FIFA 11 expanding its appeal far beyond teenage boys to parents and girls as well. Brighter, bolder and more colourful than ever, FIFA 11 has been praised for achieving what the previous games never quite have -- the perfect balance between realism and fun.
Using cutting edge Personality+ technology, this edition captures the playing styles of the world's best footballers with more accurate detail than ever before. What is more, the game incorporates a brilliant function called ProPassing technology, which considers factors like skill, situation and urgency to determine the accuracy of a pass.
But despite this range of impressive state of the art features, FIFA 11 has a lighter, funner appeal for less hardcore footy fans. For example, the Wii edition takes players to the four corners of the world where they can challenge opponents in atmospheric settings complete with authentic sights and sounds. Worth every penny, FIFA 11 is hours worth of guaranteed fun. Order your copy today from Tesco Entertainment
Tesco Entertainment is the online portal for all Tesco entertainment products. It stock a wide range of computer games films for PS3, Wii, Nintendo and XBOX 360. With free delivery to UK customers and friendly service, the Tesco Entertainment website is definitely worth a visit.
'Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen' Contest Helps One Mom Create Her Dream Kitchen
Contest Sparks New Conversation About Twists on Old Traditions
RACINE, Wis., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Pledge® announced its "Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen" contest, which will help one mom create a dream kitchen that better fits her life. The contest, launched in partnership with Jyl Johnson Pattee of MomItForward.com, offers moms the chance to win $15,000 in gift cards for one or more major home improvement retailers to help update their kitchen along with a year's supply of Pledge® to make it shine.
For more than 50 years, moms have trusted Pledge® to work wonders on wood and help their homes shine. Now many are surprised to find out that they can also trust Pledge® on surfaces that are more common in homes today, like granite, stainless steel, laminate and leather.
"Like many women, I've relied on Pledge® to care for the wood in my home, just like my mother and grandmother did," says Pattee(i). "Now I love surprising others and sharing the news that Pledge® can be used on so many other surfaces too. I hope the 'Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen' contest will encourage more women to make the kitchen the heart of their home - a place for their families to share their traditions."
New Twist on a Tried and True Product
Recognizing that moms and homes have changed over the decades, Pledge® is empowering moms to put a new twist on tried and true traditions this holiday season. Declaring, "It's Your Pledge® Now(TM)," Pattee and Pledge® are working to spark a conversation among women about how they have taken examples set for them and made them their own.
"Women's lives and homes today are so different than those we grew up in. Over time, our traditions and tools have evolved to match our modern homes and lifestyles," says Kelly Semrau, SC Johnson Vice President, Global Public Affairs and Communication. "As a product that women have trusted for decades, Pledge® is in a unique position to start this dialogue with moms about the ways we tweak traditions and habits to fit into our hectic lives."
To enter the "Pledge® to Love Your Kitchen" contest, entrants should describe in 500 words or less how Pledge® can help them love their kitchen and upload no more than two photos of their kitchen to MomItForward.com. The contest runs between Nov. 15, 2010 and Dec. 10, 2010.
The winner, who will be announced on or around the week of Dec. 13, 2010, will receive $15,000 in retailer gift cards towards a kitchen update and a year's supply of Pledge®. The winner can choose to receive the gift card(s) from one or more home improvement retailers.
Pledge® does a whole lot more than you expect. In addition to shining wood surfaces, Pledge® can safely and easily clean stainless steel, granite, laminate and leather surfaces without leaving a waxy buildup. It dusts, shines and protects surfaces throughout the home while leaving behind that fresh lemon Pledge® scent - for a noticeable clean you can smell, see and touch. Pledge® removes dust and contains Allergen Trappers® that remove up to 90 percent of allergens from pet dander found in dust. Pledge® is available in the cleaning aisle of mass-merchandise stores such as Target and Walmart as well as food, drug, club and dollar stores.
SC Johnson is a family-owned and managed business dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, and insect control. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, ECHO®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, and MR. MUSCLE®. The 124-year old company, with more than $8 billion in sales, employs approximately 12,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. http://www.scjohnson.com
(i) Jyl Johnson Pattee is a paid spokesperson for Pledge®
NewsGator Announces New iPhone, iPad Apps for Social Sites 2010
Enterprise 2.0 employees can enjoy rich SharePoint-based social computing through their preferred mobile devices
DENVER, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NewsGator today unveiled powerful new apps that extend the rich social computing experience of NewsGator Social Sites 2010 to employees who use iPhones and iPads.
The new iPhone app and iPad app for Social Sites 2010 offer native, browserless social computing experiences consisting of all the content and professional interaction available in a user's desktop environment.
This includes interactions enabled by the recently announced News Stream for Social Sites 2010 and Idea Stream for Social Sites 2010 solution packages. If these packages are activated on the customer's corporate server, iPhone and iPad users can fully leverage their capabilities from home, the road, or the workplace.
If News Stream is enabled, for example, iPhone and iPad users will see news and article headlines streaming onto their mobile device behind a "Me" tab. They can click on any article link and see the full article including images and video.
If the Idea Stream is activated on the home server, users can formally propose ideas to peers, communities, and structured Social Sites campaign workspaces as well as vote on others' ideas - again, with all the functionality of a user at a desktop.
Importantly, these iPhone and iPad apps provide deeply integrated access to SharePoint content libraries, including documents, pictures, contacts, tasks, announcements, bookmarks, and more.
"Mobile is an increasingly important computing platform, and SharePoint is clearly the business collaboration platform of choice," said Brian Kellner, NewsGator's vice president of products. "These iPhone and iPad apps close the loop by making SharePoint and Social Sites accessible for anyone through their mobile device, including devotees of the unique Apple experience. Social computing should be ubiquitous, and that's what we're enabling through these apps."
The new apps build on NewsGator's track record in the Apple world, including the creation of the award-winning NetNewsWire RSS feed reader app for the iPhone and iPad, and the TapLynx software development kit, offering the easiest way to create an iPhone app. NewsGator also offers the full-fledged Social Sites 2010 experience on RIM's BlackBerry devices.
NewsGator, founded in 2004, offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Our flagship product - Social Sites® - is social computing software built directly inside Microsoft SharePoint. Direct integration with SharePoint's business collaboration platform means Social Sites integrates hassle-free with thousands of companies' existing computing infrastructures. Capabilities such as microblogging, activity streams, social profiles, mobile clients and expertise location - much like familiar consumer-oriented social software - ensure Social Sites users extract real business value from collaboration and knowledge management activities. With over 2.5 million paid enterprise users, NewsGator helps the Fortune 2000 and the government to better collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. In 2010, NewsGator was ranked one of the fastest-growing companies in North America on Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500, named one of KMWorld's 2010 Companies That Matter and was chosen as a Microsoft ISV Partner of the Year Finalist. Customers achieving results include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Get social at http://www.newsgator.com.
CONTACT: Melissa Risteff of NewsGator, +1-303-552-2035, email@example.com, or Ed Marshall of Beaupre, +1-603-559-5816, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Online Approach Offers Remedy to Learning Landscape
DENVER, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sympoz (http://www.Sympoz.com) has launched a new Internet learning platform that directly challenges current online education approaches.
Sympoz (SIM-POSE), the brainchild of five Internet veterans (eBay, Yahoo!, ServiceMagic), started with an idea, wrapped in an entrepreneurial dream: That people are ready for a learning experience that captures the best elements of a great classroom and the convenience of online education.
The innovative solution overcomes the sub-standard experience of current online learning, which is riddled by a lack of interaction, questionable production quality, and teachers who turn learners into snoozers.
"Most online solutions to education are essentially PowerPoint presentations on steroids," says Josh Scott, vice president, product.
"A majority of people who take an online course walk away underwhelmed by the production quality, with unanswered questions, and disappointed that they were not able to interact with their classmates or instructors like they do in an in-person class. Learning is a social experience, and most current online education platforms do not effectively bring that social experience to life online."
Sympoz has changed the game by introducing an interactive and social element to online learning through their Time Index Technology. The technology enables students to start discussions or ask questions at any time during a video lecture. It tags their question to the exact time in the video, broadening the interaction between the participants, even though they might not be viewing the class simultaneously.
The platform also allows instructors to employ the Socratic Teaching Method and insert questions into lectures as a means to facilitate student engagement.
"Great teachers, engaged peers, and robust subject matter combine to drive optimal learning outcomes. Our platform facilitates this interplay, and the courses are highly engaging," says John Levisay, CEO.
With Sympoz's 24/7 approach to instruction, students can access great courses anywhere, at any time, whether they live in Butte, Mont. or Manhattan. The technology remembers right where you left off and alerts you when an instructor or fellow student has responded to your questions or comments.
"We sought the best instructors, with national reputations in their field, who had a track record of teaching the subject matter in a fresh, vigorous way," says Levisay.
Sympoz is initially focused on attracting lifelong learners with courses that include personal finance, cooking, wine, parenting, automotive history, international security, and various academic topics. Fees per course range from $39 to $129 with courses averaging 10, 30-minute sessions.
"We started this company because all of us found ourselves wanting to take classes but never able to follow through because, as is the case for most adults, committing to show up in a classroom at a specific time is simply impossible to fit into a busy schedule.
"While we found some online offerings that provided the scheduling flexibility we sought, this flexibility always came at the cost of a significantly inferior educational experience," says Andrew Rogers, chief marketing officer.
"At Sympoz, we believe that we are on the way to delivering what everyone has been seeking: a memorable, refreshing learning experience where people engage and look forward to their class, whether it's an academic, life-stage or hobbyist subject," says John Levisay, CEO.
"We are currently in discussions with a number of academic institutions, domain experts, publishers, and educational content providers to use Sympoz to deliver their content."
Iron Horse Interactive Launches Giftmeister® for Android* and Giftmeister for Facebook*
Innovative social shopping network for consumer electronics products builds on momentum from launch; expands reach to social media and smartphone devices
SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Iron Horse Interactive, a leading multi-channel marketing company, today announced the launch of Giftmeister for Android and Giftmeister for Facebook. The launch of these two new applications now makes Giftmeister the first multi-channel consumer electronics social shopping service, enabling consumers to find, buy and give gifts this holiday season no matter how they online or via mobile.
Giftmeister, which is free to all users, has received acclaim in consumer shopping and technology circles since its launch earlier this month as an innovative social shopping service that helps consumers find, research and purchase electronics products from major retailers and e-tailers. The launch of Giftmeister for Android and Giftmeister for Facebook comes on the heels of several other successful Giftmeister launches, including Giftmeister for iPhone and Giftmeister.com.
With Giftmeister for Android, consumers now have the ability to experience the true innovation and convenience of the Giftmeister social shopping network right from their preferred Android smartphone devices.
Giftmeister for Facebook brings an entirely new level of interactivity and social functionality to consumers as they are planning their holiday shopping purchases. Among many features, Giftmeister for Facebook enables users to easily import the contacts and profiles of their Facebook friends and family members into the app, and get personalized gift recommendations inside the application based specifically on the likes and interests of the people in their social network.
"We are very excited about the launch of both Giftmeister for Android and Giftmeister for Facebook," said Uzair Dada, CEO of Iron Horse Interactive. "By expanding Giftmeister's reach to Android and Facebook, we are providing consumers with multiple ways to get their holiday technology shopping done, accommodating how they like to shop - online, mobile or via Facebook. With Giftmeister they will be able to make the most informed, cost-effective and convenient purchasing decision possible this holiday season."
For more information on Giftmeister or to download the Giftmeister for Android application please visit http://www.Giftmeister.com. To use Giftmeister for Facebook please visit apps.facebook.com/giftmeister
Giftmeister is a new free online social shopping service that helps customers find, buy and gift consumer electronics in a fun easy-to-use and personalized way. The platform provides users with everything from product reviews to personalized gift recommendations, to real-time pricing alerts, and much more, ensuring users can find consumer electronics products for the best price from their favorite stores as quickly and easily as possible, and make the most informative decisions prior to purchasing. For more information on Giftmeister, please visit http://www.Giftmeister.com, or follow Giftmeister on Facebook at apps.facebook.com/giftmeister. To download the Giftmeister for iPhone app please visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/giftmeister/id397678543.
About Iron Horse Interactive:
Iron Horse Interactive (IHI) is a multi-channel marketing company. IHI's technology platform and interactive services lets companies increase demand for products and services by reaching their prospects anywhere.
Whether prospects are on your website, a channel partner site, on a social media site, across an ad network or on a mobile device, IHI's technology provides personalized recommendations that keep customers engaged and drives higher conversions.
Microsoft Brings Bioscience 'BLAST' to the Windows Azure Cloud
Announcements at Supercomputing 2010 conference highlight Microsoft's efforts to bring technical computing to the mainstream.
NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 16, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Supercomputing (SC) 2010 conference, Microsoft Corp. announced the release of NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure. The new application enables a broader community of scientists to combine desktop resources with the power of cloud computing for critical biological research. At the conference, Microsoft showcased the enormous scale of the application on Windows Azure, demonstrating its use for 100 billion comparisons of protein sequences in a database managed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).
"NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure gives all research organizations the same computing resources that traditionally only the largest labs have been able to afford," said Bob Muglia, president, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. "It shows how Windows Azure provides the genuine platform-as-a-service capabilities that technical computing applications need to extract insights from massive data, in order to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges across science, business and government."
Democratizing and Accelerating Research With NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure
Researchers in bioinformatics, energy, drug research and many other fields use the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) to sift through large databases, to help identify new animal species, improve drug effectiveness and produce biofuels, and for other purposes. NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure provides a user-friendly Web interface and access to Windows Azure cloud computing for very large BLAST computations, as well as smaller-scale operations. The application will allow scientists to use and collaborate with their private data collections, as well as data hosted on Windows Azure, including NCBI public protein data collections and the results of Microsoft's large protein comparison.
The NCBI BLAST on Windows Azure software is available from Microsoft at no cost, and Windows Azure resources are available at no charge to many researchers through Microsoft's Global Cloud Research Engagement Initiative. More information is available at http://research.microsoft.com/azure.
Windows HPC Server Extends to the Cloud and Breaks the Petaflop Barrier
At SC 2010 Microsoft also announced that by the end of the year it will release Service Pack 1 for Windows HPC Server 2008 R2, allowing customers to connect their on-premises high-performance computing systems to Windows Azure. This capability provides customers with on-demand scale and capacity for high-performance computing applications, lowering IT costs and speeding discovery.
In addition, Microsoft announced that Windows HPC Server has surpassed a petaflop of performance, a degree of scale achieved by fewer than a dozen supercomputers worldwide. The Tokyo Institute of Technology has verified that its Tsubame 2.0 supercomputer running on Windows HPC Server has exceeded the ability to execute a quadrillion mathematical computations per second. The achievement demonstrates that Windows HPC Server can provide world-class high-performance computing on cost-effective software accessible to a wide range of organizations.
"We saw outstanding performance from Windows HPC Server during our Linpack benchmarking run on Tsubame 2.0," said Satoshi Matsuoka, professor at the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center, Tokyo Tech. "It broke the petaflop barrier and was on par with Linux at this scale. Moreover, in power-optimized configuration, it recorded over a gigaflop/watt -- nearly three times more power efficient than an average laptop. We were very excited to see this level of performance, given Windows applications will be an important part of our work with our nearly 50 industry partners."
Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg Along With Other Professional Athletes Launch AdvanceMyAthlete.com, an Online Community for Athletes and Parents
New Web Site Provides Information on Sports, Training, Health, Scholarships and Recruiting
DENVER, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advance My Athlete announced today the launch of its new Web site http://www.AdvanceMyAthlete.com. The site brings together the most credible information in sports performance and training, sports psychology, nutrition, scholarships, financial aid and recruiting to provide a one-stop online portal for athletes, parents, coaches and recruiters.
AdvanceMyAthlete.com provides a unique interactive experience where people can easily access up-to-date information on: Sports Performance & Training; Colleges; Recruitment; Sports & Health; Athletic Scholarship; Resources and Pros. Key features include:
-- Easy navigation to resources for a large variety of sports (including
football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, golf, etc.)
-- Instructional videos and how-to tips from professional athletes and
leading experts in the industry
-- Personalized profiles and online videos for maximum exposure to
recruiters, coaches and scouts
-- Important college and scholarship information, including application
-- Health and nutrition resources from leading doctors and sports experts
"We created AdvanceMyAthlete.com so that athletes and parents can get credible information, easily and quickly," said Rick Berry, President, Advance My Athlete. "It allows our members to gain a competitive edge, while also saving them time and money."
Added Berry, "AdvanceMyAthlete.com was built for athletes by athletes. We are the only online resource where people can get direct information from pro athletes and professionals with actual game experience. We have input from Stanley Cup champions, World Series winners, Super Bowl champions and Olympic Gold medalists."
Part of Advance My Athlete's mission is to give kids and parents the tool for lifelong athletic development. "Our philosophy is simple; we begin with General Athletic Development to avoid early specialization which can lead to athletic plateaus, repetitive stress injuries, and an early age of athlete drop outs. We want to maximize athletic development to enhance sporting competence and success. We feel that this will set Advance My Athlete members up for long term athletic and fitness participation," said Loren Landow, Director of Sports Performance, Advance My Athlete.
The First Wireless, Touch-Screen Energy Monitor for Data Centers Unveiled
Universal Electric Corp. (UEC), makers of award-winning STARLINE power distribution products, introduces revolutionary Critical Power Monitor.
CANONSBURG, Pa., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Electric Corp., the leader in flexible power distribution, has announced its latest innovation, the STARLINE Critical Power Monitor (CPM).
Developers of the popular STARLINE Track Busway, UEC Corp. designed to the new STARLINE CPM to meet the growing energy efficiency needs of facility and data center managers across dozens of industries. The first-ever touch screen wireless monitor for data centers, the new monitor features the clearest picture of power, temperature and voltage use, an easy to read interface and more data points.
Because it allows for full monitoring, flexible integration and the capability to display more data center power information, the STARLINE CPM offers the highest accuracy level available in the industry. According to Mark Swift, UEC's Business Development Manager, with power reduction a top priority, every organization is looking to this area to reduce costs and monitor energy.
"We know accuracy is the most important factor to energy savings, therefore, flexible, reliable monitoring is essential for any size data center," says Mr. Swift. "As the leading innovators of fully flexible power distribution, UEC has taken yet another step in designing a next-generation monitor with a wireless option, multi-phase flexibility, and an easy-to-read touch screen."
The STARLINE Critical Power Monitor can be installed in any data center and displays electrical current, voltage, temperature and power on any or all phases on the bar. The monitor is customizable to suit the specific needs of any data center.
About UEC Corp./STARLINE:
Universal Electric Corporation, the leader in customizable power distribution, has been an industry innovator for more than 85 years. The company's award-winning STARLINE systems are the only fully flexible products available that allow access to power anywhere it is needed. STARLINE products have revolutionized electrical power distribution in data centers, industrial manufacturing facilities, retail chains and grocery stores worldwide. UEC's recent global expansion initiatives have resulted in an international portfolio of STARLINE customers located in 21 countries. For more information: http://www.uecorp.com/busway.
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CONTACT: Dena Rose, Rose Stein Inc., for UEC/STARLINE, +1-412-481-5807, email@example.com, or Karen Ganter of UEC/STARLINE, +1-724-597-7800 x2042, firstname.lastname@example.org
ATCi New Technology Allows Company to Offer Complete Flyaway Antenna Package at Revolutionary Price
High Quality Flyaway System Quickly Delivered Under $80K
PHOENIX, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of ground-based commercial satellite communications systems and services, announced the introduction of its specialized flyaway broadcast system. The package was designed to give customers the ability to transmit their own video channel/s, from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world.
ATCi's Flyaway System includes: DVB-S/DVB-S2, QPSK/8PSK 1.8 Meter C-Band Antenna, Amplifier, Encoder, Modulator as well as an ATCi HD MPEG-4 Spectrum Analyzer, design, integration and implementation. The flyaway systems are in stock and pre-tested for maximum reliability. The offered system quick delivery mixed with ATCi's installation team expertise allows for quick setup and fast time to air.
"Because of the success of our flyaway systems for news gathering and sports broadcast applications, our customers have voiced a need for affordable custom flyaway packages specifically designed for other unique applications," said Gary Hatch, ATCi's CEO. "ATCi's new low cost flyaway packaged system is another indication of the Company's dedication to responding to market demands by offering this complete solution at such a revolutionary price," Hatch concluded.
Priced aggressively, with systems available under $80K, ATCi has provided these flyaway systems to customers worldwide.
ATCi enhances its customers' opportunity for profit by providing custom global, ground-based satellite communications systems and broadband services. The company is committed to delivering innovative technologies to meet the emerging needs of cable television, corporations, government, educational institutions and small- and medium-sized enterprises. ATCi is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. For further information on ATCi products and services, please call 480-844-8501 or visit our Web site at http://www.atci.com.
Consumer Helpline and Plan-it Website Offers Tips and Tools for Cooks of All Calibers
LAKEVILLE-MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you are a seasoned hostess or planning your first Thanksgiving meal, Ocean Spray's helpline and holiday Plan-it guide (http://www.oceanspray.com/planit/) supply all the ingredients to take your holiday gathering from drab to fab. With 10 days left until the big day, home chefs can make the seemingly impossible task of planning, prepping, cooking and serving all the Thanksgiving fixings possible thanks to Ocean Spray's Thanksgiving specialists.
Ocean Spray's consumer helpline and Plan-it guide are valuable kitchen companions and provide easy tips and last minute tricks from traditional to contemporary menus, table settings, measurements, meal calculations and substitutions, as well as how to turn leftovers into delicious day-two creations.
Don't be afraid to seek help. Each year, Ocean Spray's experts field more than 120,000 questions, many during the frantic holiday season. Below are some fun facts about Ocean Spray's helpline, including a handful of wacky questions consumers have pondered through the years:
-- Most popular question: Why won't my cranberry sauce gel?
-- Most popular recipe request: Ocean Spray's Molded Cranberry Fruit Salad
-- Most pressing concern: Making sauce ahead of time
-- Top five wacky questions:
-- When you make sauce how do you make the line in it?
-- Can I dye my hair with your cranberry juice?
-- Can you make juice out of Dried Cranberries?
-- Can fermented juice make you drunk?
-- Can I give cranberry juice to my cat for its bladder infection?
Sanctuary Belize Announces New Expansions to Award Winning Belize Real Estate Website!
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Belize is excited to announce they have just released new improvements to their already award winning website, adding a new Blog area that is filled with information on their progressive, eco-friendly development designed for people that are passionate about preserving and protecting the 10,000+ acres of land and rainforest in this stunning natural reserve. In the Blog area we have videos of homes being built along with the latest news involving Belize, Investing in Belize, and Retirement in Belize information. Sanctuary Belize is truly changing the face of Belize Real Estate, and the ability to get that information.
In addition to the Blog area the expanded website includes a Real Estate section showing details of the many homes and properties available at Sanctuary Belize. From Waterfront properties to the many custom homes that can be developed in conjunction with our extensive team of architects, designers and builders who employ green technology innovations that are ecologically sound and economically feasible, while conserving the environment.
A Sanctuary Belize spokes person said, "Our new site is an even greater expansion on our already award winning home for Belize Real Estate. With videos, pictures, and specific maps of the plot locations, and information on what is coming next for Sanctuary Belize, we feel all your questions can be answered at SanctuaryBelize.com."
Belize Real Estate is on the rise. With many positive factors such as English being the national language, a friendly tax situation, and Qualified Retirement Program, Belize Real Estate has become the hottest place in Central American to invest in property.
This eco-friendly project has been developed in a collaborative partnership with the Sittee River Wildlife Reserve, in Sanctuary Belize we wanted to make the dream of property ownership in a Caribbean paradise an affordable reality. We are also committed to developing our community responsibly and respectfully, with as minimal impact to the natural surroundings and wildlife as possible.
At Sanctuary Belize our mission is to offer our buyers homes and home sites that are as beautiful as the natural world that embraces them and to build high-quality living environments that enhance quality of life and generate a return on investment, while leaving a small footprint. We invite you to share our vision to preserve paradise.
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CONTACT: Brandi Greenfield of Sanctuary Belize, +1-949-673-4270, email@example.com
Leading Free2Play Publisher Opens New Chapter for APB: All Points Bulletin
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GamersFirst (http://www.gamersfirst.com) today's most popular Free2Play® MMO publisher, announces that Reloaded Productions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GamersFirst, has acquired all the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the massively multiplayer online third-person shooter game "APB: All Points Bulletin," previously developed and owned by Dundee-based Realtime Worlds Ltd.
In September 2010, the joint administrators, Ken Pattullo and Paul Dounis, from business and restructuring specialist Begbies Traynor, said efforts to rescue Realtime Worlds had been unsuccessful but renewed efforts were made to conclude a sale of the IPR.
"We are obviously very happy to have concluded the sale but at the same time very much regret the loss of jobs as a result of the closure of Realtime Worlds," said Paul Dounis of Begbies Traynor. "As a consequence of the IPR asset sale all outstanding wages and holiday pay claims will be met in full. GamersFirst is a pioneer in the free-to-play space, thus APB will be re-launched as a free-to-play model game rather than the previous retail model. People who previously bought the game can now look forward to playing it again once it's back online."
"The acquisition of APB is an important complement to our main Free2Play(TM) third-party publishing business," says Joshua Hong, CEO of GamersFirst. "We believe in putting our gamers first by encouraging the community to tell us what they like or dislike and then incorporate that feedback into our evolutionary development process. The core principle is to completely eliminate all economic barriers for gamers to experience our games."
GamersFirst will publish APB: Reloaded as a AAA Free2Play(TM) title, developed by US based Reloaded Productions Inc. using Unreal Engine 3.
"APB was a game that had several exceptional features and some brilliant ideas, even though it was plagued by some initial balance and monetization issues," says Bjorn Book-Larsson, CTO and COO of GamersFirst, and responsible for GamersFirst's studio and game development efforts. "We want to take all the unique features of this title, such as its unparalleled character, weapon and car customization systems, and convert the game to a true free-to-play game. We are deep into the planning and early execution stages for this next chapter of APB and we will share more details in the near future. In order to put 'Gamers First' we will also actively engage the community in many aspects of all the planned changes."
APB: All Points Bulletin is a massively multiplayer online third-person shooter game based in the modern-day fictional city of San Paro featuring two factions, Enforcers and Criminals. Players can join either faction, and then form their own customized team and group to join the constant battle across the urban landscape.
GamersFirst and Reloaded Productions plan to launch the next chapter of APB in the first half of 2011.
GamersFirst is the leading Free2Play® MMO game publisher in the Western hemisphere. GamersFirst.com serves more than 30 million players in over 160 countries with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. GamersFirst.com features the hit MMOG's Knight Online, Sword2, War Rock and 9Dragons and the future hits Hukumdar Online:Battle of Kings, MKZ, Victory and Taikodom: Living Universe. Read more about the company and its games at http://www.GamersFirst.com.
OneStopPlus.com Expands Portfolio with Addition of Leading Plus-Size Brand, Torrid
Top Plus-Size Retailer To Provide Greater Selection of Trend-Driven Merchandise to Customers
NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- OneStopPlus.com, a Redcats brand and the premiere online destination for curvy women who demand high style in plus-size fashion, announces its latest brand partnership with contemporary plus-size fashion line, Torrid. A brand inspired by fashion icons, runway shows, music and pop culture, Torrid is now available on OneStopPlus.com. The plus-size mastersite will provide over 1,300 styles from Torrid, including the latest in apparel and intimates in sizes 12-28, as well as accessories and shoes.
"Torrid's distinct take on catwalk to sidewalk brings OneStopPlus.com another step closer to providing all things to all plus-size women," says Stephanie Sobel, President of OneStopPlus.com Group. "As the largest pureplay plus size retailer in the world, we are committed to providing a broad portfolio of fashion options for our customers, as well as opportunities for forward-thinking companies."
OneStopPlus.com's strategic move to add this trend-driven line to an already extensive selection of plus-size merchandise sends a powerful message about its versatility and ability to provide its customer with an expanding variety of styles and fashions at a great value. As such, the OneStopPlus.com team is focused on providing its customers with Torrid's contemporary design aesthetic, while creating more options for the American woman.
"Both Torrid and OneStopPlus.com are committed to providing the best fashion for curvy women," said Torrid President, Chris Daniel. "This is the perfect partnership - combining best-in-class e-commerce and, of course, - the latest, cutting edge fashions for today's consumer."
Currently, OneStopPlus.com features 200 brands and 20,000 styles with plans to further expand its brand offerings both domestically and internationally in the future.
OneStopPlus.com® is the world's first and only web-mall for plus-size women and big & tall men. The OneStopPlus.com® philosophy for plus-size women is reflected in every aspect of its website. The look and feel is upscale and the collections are not considered simply as clothing, but fashion. Plus-size women now have the same fashion choices as their size 8 counterparts, with access to everything from the classics to what's right on the mark in terms of the latest trends. Featured on this website include leading designs in American and European plus size fashion from Woman Within®, Roaman's®, Jessica London®, AVENUE®, Taillissime and Ellos. OneStopPlus.com® is a Redcats USA brand.
About Redcats USA
Redcats USA is a dynamic, multi-channel, web-driven home-shopping leader, with numerous successful brands in its portfolio: AVENUE®, Woman Within®, Jessica London®, Roaman's®, KingSize® and BrylaneHome® sold on OneStopPlus.com®, The Sportsman's Guide® and The Golf Warehouse(TM). Redcats USA offers a wide range of value and quality driven merchandise categories, including men's and women's plus-size apparel, home and lifestyle products, and sporting goods/outdoor gear. Redcats USA is a Redcats company. For more information: Redcats.com.
Torrid is the destination for fashion and denim in sizes 12-28. Torrid provides size 12+ fashion-. forward apparel and accessories for young curvy women. As of October 2010, Torrid operates over 150 stores and an Internet store: http://www.Torrid.com
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Select Target Stores to Pilot 'shopkick' Mobile App
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Target today became the first mass-discount retailer to make the shopkick mobile application available to its guests. Users of the app will receive points and other rewards, like instant mobile coupons, just for entering Target.
The location-based retail app is available in 242 stores in the Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, and San Francisco/Silicon Valley markets.
"At Target, we recognize our guests are connected through a multitude of mobile and social networking technologies," said Steve Eastman, president, Target.com. "Innovative mobile applications, like shopkick, provide a fun and engaging way for our guests to connect with Target, while earning valuable rewards which can be easily redeemed for future in-store purchases."
Target will make offers via shopkick on a wide range of everyday items like food and cleaning supplies, to specialty products like electronics and toys. Target is the only current shopkick partner able to deliver scannable mobile coupons to guests for redemption at checkout.
How it works
shopkick is a third-party mobile app for iPhone which leverages the popularity of "checking in" at various retail locations to earn points and other rewards by entering or exploring specific areas of the store.
Target guests can download the free shopkick mobile app from the iTunes App Store to their iPhone. When guests enter a participating Target store, they instantly receive points, called "kickbucks." Guests also can scan select product barcodes in-store to earn additional "kickbucks."
The "kickbucks" are accrued over time, then redeemed for various rewards like Target GiftCards, music downloads or charitable donations. Guests can redeem their Target GiftCards directly from the shopkick app by having a cashier scan the phone's screen at point of sale.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,752 stores in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom.
Note: Target welcomes the media to its stores. To contact your local store about shooting b-roll or photos or to request a local interview, please visit "Find a Store" at Target.com and contact the Leader on Duty. You also may visit Target.com/Pressroom to access product information, photos and more.
Always the Best Seat in the House: The Altec Lansing Octiv Stage Wins for the Best Supporting Role for the iPad
The Octiv Stage (MP450) is the Ideal Docking Solution for iPad Users to Provide Enhanced Sound Quality and Multiple Screen Viewing Angles
MILFORD, Pa., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhancing the iPad experience, audio innovator Altec Lansing today introduced the new Octiv Stage docking speaker system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod. Designed to significantly enhance center channel voicing for dialogue as well as stereo audio while playing and charging the device, the Octiv Stage is the first product from Altec Lansing designed to support the iPad and showcase its unique capabilities for entertainment. With convenient design features, the Octiv Stage provides an exciting experience for watching and listening to content as well as a stylish home for the iPad.
"Users enjoy the iPad's great versatility for business, entertainment and sharing audio and video content. Now their experience will be significantly enhanced due to upgraded audio quality and sound distribution," said Steve Schlangen, Altec Lansing product manager. "With very limited iPad accessory options on the market, Altec Lansing has created the perfect solution to hands-free viewing, greater sound delivery as well as charging capabilities all in one dock with the Octiv Stage."
Set the Stage: Superior Sound with a Thoughtful Design
The Octiv Stage allows users to dock and charge their iPad with the Apple 30-pin connector, while a 3.5mm auxiliary jack offers support for additional devices. Altec Lansing's Audio Alignment technology provides distinctive center channel voicing and enhanced stereo delivery for distortion-free performance even at full volume.
For a more pleasant viewing experience, the Octiv Stage features a unique rotating connection arm that allows the iPad to be viewed in both portrait and landscape positions and offers a tilt screen for multiple viewing angles and support while typing on the iPad. For added convenience, a full featured, wireless remote provides easy navigation from across the room.
CES Innovations Award Winner
The Octiv Stage has been awarded with the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association. Based on engineering qualities, aesthetic design, user function and features, the Octiv Stage has been recognized for outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products.
For more than 70 years Altec Lansing has been viewed among audiophiles as one of the world's most valuable and innovative audio brands and boasts a unique history of innovation that includes the introduction of first talkie film speakers, the first iPod docking station and the first "Works with iPhone" speaker system. Altec Lansing makes a wide range of audio systems for the home and office; a line of headphones for personal listening; and the popular line of inMotion speaker systems for portable digital players. Altec Lansing LLC is headquartered in Milford, PA.
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Ultimate Virtual to Reality Racing Competition -- GT Academy -- Debuts in the United States
Sony Computer Entertainment America and Nissan North America Offer a Chance to Become a Pro Race Car Driver Beginning This Holiday Season
FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) and Polyphony Digital Inc., in collaboration with Nissan North America, announced today the opportunity of a lifetime for gaming and racing enthusiasts -- the debut of the GT Academy in the U.S. Starting December 20th, fans can compete in Gran Turismo® 5 exclusively on the PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) for a chance to make dreams of becoming a race driver with a professional team a reality. Registration for the GT Academy competition begins on December 6th, and fans who think they have what it takes can find more information about the program at: http://us.gran-turismo.com/.
GT Academy will challenge gamers and racing fans alike across the U.S. to compete in a series of online time trials in pre-selected Nissan vehicles in Gran Turismo 5. All participants will earn free digital content just for playing, as well as have an opportunity to win prizes for winning regional time trials. The top 32 virtual racers in the country will be invited to compete in the live national finals event in March 2011 to become one of 16 GT Academy finalists. The 16 finalists will compete against each other in a series of challenges, including behind the wheel of real Nissan race cars, for a chance to become a professional race car driver as the GT Academy winner for the U.S. The winner will have the opportunity to train with elite race car drivers at international tracks and race as part of a professional team.
Available only on PS3 on November 24, 2010, Gran Turismo 5 features realistic driving physics and graphics that set new standards in the Gran Turismo franchise. Gran Turismo 5 will deliver the most realistic and comprehensive racing experience available, including more than 1,000 licensed cars, a Course Maker, and a robust online racing community. Additionally, Gran Turismo 5 integrates stereoscopic 3D technology, bringing a new layer of realism to racing fans.
"With the upcoming launch of Gran Turismo 5, it's a very exciting time to team with Nissan to announce GT Academy," said Scott A. Steinberg, VP of Product Marketing, SCEA. "With the realistic racing experience that only Gran Turismo 5 provides, GT Academy will identify someone who truly has the skills to become a pro race car driver, providing the chance of a lifetime to win the ultimate prize."
"This is a great opportunity for Nissan to bring GT Academy to the U.S. and support the launch of Gran Turismo 5" said Jon Brancheau, Vice President Marketing, Nissan. "Gran Turismo 5 provides an amazingly realistic racing experience and we're taking that to the next level by putting 16 finalists behind the wheel of a Nissan race car with the chance to become a race driver with a professional team. Nissan vehicles are known for innovation and performance, so this is a perfect way to demonstrate and deliver on that promise."
The competitors' road to victory will be documented in a multi-episode reality show airing exclusively on SPEED channel and the PlayStation®Network in 2011. The reality show series will start filming in March 2011 from the GT Academy finals through training as a pro race driver.
The overall competition will run as follows:
Racing enthusiasts will put their racing and gaming skills to the test as they compete in various regional online ladders playing Gran Turismo 5 on PlayStation®Network. Finalists will then participate in a live head-to-head competition.
16 lucky finalists emerge from the live event and go behind the wheel of real cars, including the Nissan 370Z and GT-R, at a comprehensive GT Academy 'boot camp'. The 'boot camp' will be featured as part of a multi-episode reality show to air on SPEED.
The 2011 U.S. Winner will train to become a professional driver in preparation for competing as part of a professional team at a major race event.
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® systems, the PlayStation®2 system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the ground-breaking PlayStation®3 (PS3(TM)) system and its online and network services the PlayStation®Network and PlayStation®Store.
Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one, PlayStation 2, PSP and PS3 systems for the North American market. Based in Foster City, California, Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
With more than 56 million units sold worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo® franchise for the PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 is regarded as the best and most authentic driving simulation ever created due to its true-to-life graphics, physics and real-life cars and tracks. Since the inception of the Gran Turismo franchise, famed creator Kazunori Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital Inc. in Japan have revolutionized the racing category as we know it today. His offerings provide the gamer with the most true-to-life driving simulation within the industry and a unique medium for automotive manufacturers to showcase their products.
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan also sells racing and performance parts through its Nissan Motorsports and NISMO parts line. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at http://www.NissanUSA.com and http://www.InfinitiUSA.com.
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Subaye, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Aixi.net Assets
42,731 Aixi SMEs are now Potential Customers of the Bundled Cloud Product
2,017 Aixi SMEs are Paying for Bundled Cloud Product
Execution Plan for Developing the Aixi SME Customer List Completed Today
GUANGZHOU CITY, China, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Subaye, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBAY) ("Subaye" or the "Company"), a leading online business services provider in China engaged in enterprise cloud computing, announced the acquisition of a web property, http://www.aixi.net and an associated customer list, as well as the finalizing of an execution plan for the development of the customer list, which was completed on November 16, 2010.
Subaye will attempt to sell its bundled cloud product to all of the small and medium sized businesses ("SMEs") who were users of http://www.aixi.net ("Aixi SMEs"). Through November 15, 2010, Subaye has converted 2,017 of the Aixi SMEs. Other important details regarding the acquisition are as follows:
-- The Execution Plan was designed by management with the intent of
developing at least 8,546 of the Aixi SMEs as of June 30, 2011, and at
least 17,092 of the Aixi SMEs, respectively, into paying bundled cloud
product customers as of December 31, 2011.
-- All Subaye customers will pay the same fee for use of the bundled cloud
-- Aixi SMEs are from mostly from Guangdong, approximately 20% of the
customers are from outside Guangdong, in Southern China
-- Services previously offered at http://www.aixi.net will now be offered for free
for all customers of http://www.subaye.com and former customers of http://www.aixi.net
About Subaye, Inc.
Subaye, Inc. is a leading online business services provider in China engaged in enterprise cloud computing. Subaye's online business services include business to consumer (B2C) ecommerce, emanagment solutions, emarketing solutions, eservice solutions and video search engine optimization. The Company previously conducted a trade services and an entertainment media business. For further information on Subaye, Inc, please visit http://www.subaye.net.
Certain statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Subaye, Inc.'s industry, management's beliefs and certain assumptions made by management. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Because such statements involve risks and uncertainties, the actual results and performance of the Company may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Subaye, Inc.'s operations are conducted in the People's Republic of China ("PRC") and, accordingly, are subject to special considerations and significant risks not typically associated with companies in North America. These include risks associated with, among others, the political, economic and legal environment and foreign currency exchange. The Company's results may be adversely affected by changes in the political and social conditions in the PRC and by changes in governmental policies with respect to laws and regulations, anti-inflationary measures, currency conversion, remittances abroad, and rates and methods of taxation. Other potential risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the ability to procure, properly price, retain and successfully complete projects, and changes in products and competition. Unless otherwise required by law, the Company also disclaims any obligation to update its view of any such risks or uncertainties or to announce publicly the result of any revisions to the forward-looking statements made here. Readers should review carefully reports or documents the Company files periodically with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Financial Officer
P.R.C. Mobile: +86-186-2136-3580
U.S. Mobile: +1-617-699-6325
HC International, Inc.
Tel: +1-760-755-2716 (US)
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IntraLinks Enhances Study Management Offering; Expands its Suite of SaaS-based Solutions for Clinical Operations
NEW YORK, November 16, 2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
- IntraLinks for Study Management Provides Unparalleled Automation and
Insight Into Document-Centric Processes Throughout the Entire Clinical Trial
IntraLinks, a leading provider of critical information exchange
solutions, today announced IntraLinks for Study Management, a secure, online
platform for managing and monitoring all communication and activity with
investigative sites and other outside parties during clinical trials from
study start-up through study close-out. The new offering expands the full
suite of IntraLinks' solutions for clinical operations, which accelerates
business processes, cuts costs and reduces risks throughout the entire
clinical trial lifecycle.
IntraLinks for Study Management specifically helps to:
- Centralize all study-related documents, communication and activity
history in an organized, consistent and searchable fashion
- Standardize and automate processes such as contract & budget
negotiation, regulatory document distribution and collection and
ongoing document exchange
- Eliminate repetitive and redundant site data entry and document
- Provide sites with a personalized view of tasks, requests and due
dates, with reminder alerts and a secure communication channel to
ensure timely site activation
- Monitor process progress with real-time activity dashboards and meet
regulatory compliance with detailed access reports and audit trails
IntraLinks, which is already used by the top 10 global pharmaceuticals,
biotechs and Contract Research Organizations (CROs), also offers a
collaborative platform for site recruitment and safety reporting as part of
its suite of solutions. IntraLinks for Site Recruitment enables users to
eliminate the redundancy and manual tasks related to feasibility survey
creation, distribution and collection. IntraLinks for Safety Document
Exchange provides a secure environment where safety teams can receive
notifications, route them for review, and instantaneously distribute
subsequent letters to all parties requiring notification in an intelligent,
automated and auditable fashion.
"The clinical research community has trusted IntraLinks for over 10 years
to securely exchange information and accelerate processes, while upholding
quality and maintaining regulatory compliance," said Fahim Siddiqui,
executive vice president, product & operations, IntraLinks. "IntraLinks for
Study Management expands our offering and enables our customers to use us
from start to finish for clinical trials, meeting a critical business need.
For example, we estimate that companies can save two million dollars in study
start-up costs and reduce cycle time by 50% for an average Phase III clinical
trial when using IntraLinks instead of traditional paper-based methods of
document distribution, collection and collaboration."
IntraLinks (NYSE: IL) is a leading global provider of
Software-as-a-Service solutions for securely managing content, exchanging
critical business information and collaborating within and among
organizations. More than 1.3 million professionals in industries including
financial services, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, energy,
industrial, legal, insurance, real estate and technology, as well as
government agencies, have utilized IntraLinks' easy-to-use, cloud-based
solutions. IntraLinks users can accelerate information-intensive business
processes and workflows, meet regulatory and risk management requirements and
collaborate with customers, partners and counterparties in a secure,
auditable and compliant manner. IntraLinks counts 800 of the Fortune 1000 as
users. For more information, visit http://www.intralinks.com or http://blog.intralinks.com. You can also follow IntraLinks on Twitter at http://twitter.com/intralinks and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IntraLinks.
Media Contact: Radley Moss, IntraLinks, +1-212-543-7717,
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New Global Subscription Operation to Launch in 2011
GZIRA, Malta, November 16, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- Chiligaming, the home of online gaming operator
Chilipoker.com, has announced that it will launch an online subscription
poker operation in 2011.
The new operation will complement the company's existing
gaming businesses and will help drive its expansion into new markets from the
USA to Asia-Pacific and in existing markets where it will supplement current
online gaming operations.
In the USA alone, it is estimated that less than 15% of the
country's 60 million poker players have ever played poker online. Online
subscription poker is currently legal in a majority of States in the USA and
subscribers will be restricted to consumers in those States.
This latest move is part of the company's push towards
establishing media, telecom and casino partnerships in regulated and new
markets which will encompass both traditional online gaming and more casual
gaming models. Chiligaming does not take, and has never taken, US bets and
this latest move is expected to position the company well in the event of a
regulated US online poker market.
Chilipoker.fr was amongst the first wave of license-holders
when the French online poker market was regulated in June 2010 and has
scheduled its first post-regulation land-based casino event in Paris next
"We are very excited about this new dimension to our
business," said Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO of Chilipoker. "Our economies of scale
will help this be a strong mechanism for further growth and it will help fill
the void that exists in markets where online gaming is restricted and
consumers want to play poker. In markets where we operate online gaming, this
new product will provide consumers with more choice."
For more information, please contact:
Alexandre Dreyfus, CEO
Rohin Malhotra, Director
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Chief Executive Dr. Carl Kukkonen commented, "The new website is designed to answer many customer and investor requests for information about what Giant King Grass can do; what are its applications; and its advantages over other energy crops. We worked to present all of this information in one easily accessible website. We also have additional detailed technical information and test results that are available to qualified potential customers under confidentiality agreements."
The website covers the VIASPACE Green Energy business plan and strategy, the role of biomass in renewable energy, the characteristics of Giant King Grass including its extremely high yield and excellent energy content. Giant King Grass is a tropical and subtropical perennial grass that yields 45 dry tons per acre with energy content of 7900 BTU per pound. Giant King Grass has much higher yield than other energy crops, and therefore can be produced at much lower cost. It is not a food crop, and can be grown on marginal land that is not being used for agriculture today. Giant King Grass can be sustainably grown and does not sacrifice food for fuel. It is low carbon-- nearly carbon neutral--and renewable.
VIASPACE Green Energy's website explains the multiple applications for Giant King Grass including fuel for biomass power plants, and feedstock for biomass pellets, cellulosic liquid biofuels, and bio-methane. Kukkonen stated, "We want to show people how diverse Giant King Grass is by explaining its many applications, and how much more advantageous it is to use Giant King Grass in producing energy compared to other energy crops out there."
The website also features VIASPACE Green Energy's first commercial product, the Green Log(TM) campfire and fireplace logs. The first container of the Green Log will be arriving in the US later this week.
VIASPACE Green Energy is a majority owned (75.7%) subsidiary of VIASPACE Inc. Both companies are publicly listed on the OTC Bulletin Board. VIASPACE (VSPC) has been listed and fully reporting to the SEC since June 2005. VIASPACE Green Energy (VGREF) has been listed and reporting since January 2010 and the company is awaiting approval of electronic clearing by the Depository Trust Company (DTC). Shares in VGREF can be traded now without electronic clearing but this could be more costly. VIASPACE shares are electronically cleared by DTC. VIASPACE Green Energy currently has 8,600,000 shares issued and outstanding.
About VIASPACE Inc.
VIASPACE is a clean energy company providing products and technology for renewable and alternative energy that reduce or eliminate dependence on fossil and high-pollutant energy sources. Through its majority-owned subsidiary VIASPACE Green Energy Inc., the Company grows Giant King Grass as a low-carbon fuel for electricity generating power plants, as a feedstock for bio methane production and cellulosic biofuels, and for other low-carbon, renewable energy products. VIASPACE Green Energy recently introduced its Green Log((TM)) fireplace and campfire log product. For more information, please go to http://www.viaspace.com or http://www.viaspacegreenenergy.com, or contact Dr. Jan Vandersande, Director of Communications, at 800-517-8050 or IR@VIASPACE.com.
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RELM Wireless Receives Blanket Purchase Agreement from U.S. Navy for New P25 Trunked Products
Maximum Total Contract Value of $5.5 Million Over Five Years
WEST MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RELM Wireless Corporation (NYSE Amex: RWC) today announced that it has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Navy. This BPA includes the Company's trunked KNG portable radios, mobile radios, repeaters and related accessories, operating in the VHF, UHF and 700/800MHz frequency bands. The BPA has a maximum value of $5.5 million, with a term that commenced on October 28, 2010 and expires on October 27, 2015. The BPA does not specify purchase dates or quantities of equipment.
RELM President and Chief Executive Officer David Storey commented, "This is a very exciting win for us; matching new products with a new customer. It also marks our second award from a branch of the U.S. military since our P25 trunked products were released only a month ago. The early order activity for KNG P25 trunked radios is encouraging, and provides a glimpse of the potential for our expanded product line and capabilities. We look forward to capitalizing on this early momentum."
About APCO Project 25 (P25)
APCO Project 25 (P25), which requires interoperability among compliant equipment regardless of the manufacturer, was established by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and is approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The shift toward interoperability gained momentum as a result of significant communications failures during events such as the Oklahoma City bombings, the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina. RELM was one of the first manufacturers to develop P25-compliant technology.
About RELM Wireless Corporation
As an American Manufacturer for more than 60 years, RELM Wireless Corporation has produced highspecification twoway communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies, as well as radios for use in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital twoway radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications. RELM's products are manufactured and distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The Company maintains its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida and can be contacted through its web site at http://www.relm.com or directly at 18008212900. The Company's common stock trades on the NYSE Amex market under the symbol "RWC".
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Of 1995. These forward-looking statements concern the Company's operations, economic performance and financial condition and are based largely on the Company's beliefs and expectations. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors and risks include, among others, the following: risks relating to the current financial crisis and adverse economic conditions; reliance on contract manufacturers; heavy reliance on sales to the U.S. Government; federal, state and local budget deficits and spending limitations; limitations in available radio spectrum for use by land mobile radios; general economic and business conditions amid the financial crisis; changes in customer preferences; competition; changes in technology; changes in business strategy; the debt and inventory levels of the Company; quality of management, business abilities and judgment of the Company's personnel; and the availability, terms and deployment of capital. Certain of these factors and risks, as well as other risks and uncertainties, are stated in more detail in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.
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