FiberMedia Officially Launches Its Managed Cloud Computing Platform
FiberMedia successfully launches its Cloud Platform to drive increased flexibility and scalability for its clients, while ensuring utmost security and privacy of client data.
SECAUCUS, N.J., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FiberMedia, a leading New York and New Jersey data center operator, announces the successful deployment of its Managed Cloud computing platform. The first significant customer deployment supports a multi-national financial services firm. The Managed Cloud offering comes shortly after the Company announced major datacenter facility upgrades in Secaucus, NJ and Westchester, NY.
The Company's Managed Cloud provides the flexibility and scalability of infrastructure-as-a-service ("IaaS") while ensuring that client data is maintained with utmost security and privacy.
FiberMedia's Managed Cloud offering supports a wide range of computing platforms (Windows, Linux, BSD, etc). Customers can migrate existing applications as-is and leverage the power of the Managed Cloud without spending large sums on new application development. To ensure reliability, FiberMedia has architected fully redundant infrastructure that powers its Managed Cloud and is delivered within SAS70 Type 2 certified data centers.
"We realize that client needs differ substantially and one solution does not fit all. While our Managed Cloud supports self provisioning, FiberMedia offers a full range of managed services to ensure a seamless integration and a reliable production environment. That is the only way that real cost savings can be achieved over time," stated Michael Bucheit, CEO of FiberMedia.
"CIO's are demanding changes in the way compute resources are provisioned. Our Managed Cloud provides two options: First, compute and storage capacity on demand for client applications running on our infrastructure. And second, as flexible, on-demand capacity when peak demand cycles of our client applications require additional computing resources," said Mohit Machanda, Managing Director of Services for FiberMedia.
About FiberMedia Group, LLC
FiberMedia is a privately held, shareholder-operated company known for its innovation and customer responsiveness. The company's six data centers are fully redundant, network neutral and offer a large array of different network providers to meet the needs of today's technology-driven companies. The company facilities provide primary as well as disaster recovery data center services and are located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Secaucus, Jersey City, Westchester and Cleveland. For over 10 years, FiberMedia has offered customized solutions through its dedicated sales engineers, design/build team, and 24/7 customer service.
Etymotic Expands CUSTOM*FIT Program for Hearing Protection and Earphone Products
Etymotic Partners with ACS and Microsonic to Add More Than 1,000 Audiologists to Take Custom Ear Impressions
CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Etymotic Research (http://www.etymotic.com), an innovator in hearing wellness solutions and the inventor of in-ear technology, today announced the expansion of its CUSTOM*FIT network of authorized custom ear impression centers through its partnerships with Advanced Communications Systems (ACS Custom), Ltd and Microsonic. Designed to provide unprecedented levels of sound quality, fit and comfort, custom earmolds enhance any of the company's earplugs and in-ear headsets by making the product completely personalized to the user's ear. With this new expansion, more than 1,000 audiologists will be added to take custom ear canal impressions. As a result, over 80 percent of the U.S. population is within 25 miles of an authorized CUSTOM*FIT center.
Etymotic already partners with Advanced Communications Systems, Ltd. (ACS Custom) and has signed on a new partner -- Microsonic -- to expand their network of audiologists, speed time-to-delivery of custom earmolds, and increase convenience for the consumer. Etymotic has also launched a new website, complete with a network audiologist locator and interactive partner page at http://www.etymotic.com/customfit.
"Until recently, custom hearing protection and earphones were available only to professional musicians and at extremely high costs," said Mark Karnes, managing director of consumer products at Etymotic. "Our CUSTOM*FIT program provides an opportunity for music lovers to have a custom experience at a reasonable cost. And now we are making the experience more convenient than ever."
By adding CUSTOM*FIT earmolds to Etymotic's ear plugs and earphones, music lovers can enjoy complete comfort during extended listening, exercise and travel. With a custom, secure fit designed specifically for the individual ear, users enjoy the highest levels of noise isolation, so they get the best sound quality at lower, safer levels. Etymotic's custom earmolds are priced at $100 and come with a one year guarantee.
How Does It Work?
Etymotic customers must register their product on the Etymotic website to receive their CUSTOM*FIT voucher and to use their zip code to locate the nearest authorized audiologist within the CUSTOM*FIT network. The audiologist will make an impression of the ear canal using soft silicone material. The process takes less than 10 minutes. Ear impressions are sent to production and customers typically receive their personalized earmolds within 3 - 4 weeks.
Renowned for its custom soft silicone ear products, ACS Custom is a UK-based company with otoplastics laboratories around the globe. ACS Custom can satisfy customers with products that meet a consistently high standard of quality and fit. Guided by a desire for excellence, the company offers an enviable level of personal service that remains today as one of the company's core values. For more information about ACS Custom and its products, please visit http://www.acscustom.com.
Microsonic is widely recognized as one of the world's leading full service earmold laboratories. Established in 1964, and headquartered in the United States, Microsonic continues to set high standards providing quality service, craftsmanship, products and materials. With its focus on quality, Microsonic is continually researching, testing and developing new ideas. Microsonic is a leading manufacturer of custom earmolds made with laser technology. Decades of custom earmold manufacturing experience have been transferred into the Micro-Fit(TM) process which provides high accuracy (dimensional tolerance as low as .0005"), 3D scanning technology. For more information please visit http://www.earmolds.com.
Chicago-based Etymotic Research creates products used by musicians and others who insist on superior sound quality, as well as for consumers for use with their iPod®, iPhone®, iPad(TM) and other mobile digital devices. The original inventory of in-ear technology, Etymotic Research has remained the world leader in high fidelity, and noise isolating in-ear technology.
Etymotic Research is leading the way through all of its company efforts to educate, advocate, protect, enhance and provide the enjoyment of the listening experience for more consumers at all ages and stages of life worldwide. For more information about Etymotic its hearing wellness mission, and its products, please visit http://www.etymotic.com.
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10 New Weapons in the new Bitrix Site Manager 10.0: Mobility, Web Clusters, Social Networks, Sticky Web-it Notes
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 7, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Bitrix, Inc. (http://www.bitrixsoft.com), a technology
trendsetter in business communications solutions, announces the release of
Bitrix Site Manager 10.0, a version that includes 10 new weapons in the web
and mobile-development arsenal, significant changes in the licensing policies
of the product and a brand new module for senior editions.
Ten new technologies and tools are incorporated into Version
1. BitrixMobile: for development of mobile sites and apps with
support of iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS on the basis of HTML5.
2. A ready-made mobile internet shop and an application for
one-time passwords (OTP).
3. Web clusters, a complex solution for scalability and
reliability of an entire web project can be applied in high availability or
high performance configurations.
4. Integration with social networks including Facebook,
Twitter and Google.
5. Sticky web-it notes for simplifying collaborative work in
web project creation and maintenance.
6. Instant search with query suggestions.
7. Support of SKU in the e-commerce module.
8. Rating and influence systems in the social networking
9. A ready-made InfoPortal for municipalities and media
10. "Live session" support.
"BitrixMobile and web clusters are the two key technologies in this
release. BitrixMobile opens the way for web studios into the market of mobile
application, demand for which is growing all the time. Our biggest clients,
whose online business is measured in tens of millions of dollars, greatly
value the appearance of web clustering technology for solving the critical
issues of continuity, scalability and performance," emphasized Dmitry
Valyanov, President of Bitrix Inc.
Bitrix Site Manager users with current subscriptions to updates and
technical support can implement the appropriate changes using the SiteUpdate
feature in the Control Panel.
Bitrix is a privately-owned company developing an advanced
business communications platform to bridge SMBs with their customers
(Internet), partners (Extranet) and employees (Intranet). Founded in 1998 and
headquartered in Alexandria, VA, Bitrix is rated #3 most popular commercial
CMS by W3Techs with 50,000+ installations and 6,000+ partners worldwide.
Bitrix content management systems deploy on either Windows or Unix platforms
and exist in .php and ASP.NET variations.
Source: Bitrix, Inc.
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LONDON, April 7, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Telnic Limited (http://telnic.tel), the registry operator for
the .tel top level domain (TLD), today announced that it is now even simpler
to set up your .tel with the release of its new Quick Setup Tool.
In three simple steps, customers can now quickly input,
preview and then publish their business contact information, social media
links and location information, creating a clean and simple online presence
that is automatically both accessible for search engines and mobile friendly.
"We're continuously looking at ways to make .tel names more
accessible, especially for those who don't find technology that easy to
grasp," said Nadya Morozova, Community Relations Director at Telnic. "With
this new Quick Setup Tool, if you can fill in a form, you can publish all of
your contact information online, in one simple-to-access place that you own,
with the benefit of being found wherever you are."
More and more small businesses and individual professionals in
over 180 countries worldwide are benefitting from the enhanced visibility
that a .tel name can provide. For more information on how to use .tel names
and to find out how people are using them every day, please visit http://ILoveMyTel.com. To find out where to register a .tel name, please
Cable&Wireless Worldwide Signs Deed Of Undertakings With Government, Paving the Way for the Public Sector Network
LONDON, April 7, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cable&Wireless Worldwide today announced that it has signed a Deed of
Undertakings (DoU) with the Government that reflects its ongoing commitment
to providing mission critical communication services to the UK Public Sector.
It also enables C&W Worldwide to access opportunities within the new Public
Sector Network (PSN) framework that is currently being formed.
Having signed this agreement, C&W Worldwide is well positioned to deliver
a fundamental part of the core infrastructure, the Government Conveyance
Network (GCN), upon which the PSN will depend. This is the vital interconnect
between different network service providers that ultimately enables the PSN
to deliver the effect of a single network.
C&W Worldwide is a founding member of the PSN and has provided
significant support in helping the Cabinet Office drive forward its agenda.
C&W Worldwide plans to start deploying the GCN by early summer in a project
that connects the Government Connect Secure Extranet to the existing PSN
networks in Kent and Hampshire.
Brian Woodford, Managing Director for Public Sector and Partners at C&W
Worldwide, comments; "The Public Sector Network has the potential to change
the way Government engages with the telecoms industry, which in turn has the
ability to deliver significant outcomes in terms of savings in telecoms and
IT spend. It also provides new ways of accessing technology required to make
the operation of Government more efficient and effective. We are fully
behind this agenda and believe that in signing this Deed of Undertakings we
are demonstrating our intent and commitment to the Public Sector and to
driving these outcomes."
NOTES TO EDITORS
About Cable&Wireless Worldwide
Cable&Wireless Worldwide is a leading global telecoms company providing a
wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services
and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier
customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East &
Africa, Continental Europe and North America. Established in the 1860s,
Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their
goals. The Group's vision is to be the first choice for mission critical
Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK's
largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides
ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital,
microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400
towns and cities in the UK, with more than 850 unbundled exchanges covering
55% of the population.
Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide's global next-generation
network (NGN) stretches to more than 500,000km, including interests in 69
global cable systems, enabling connectivity to 153 countries. The Group's
IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates across the NGN, offering a single
environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive
business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide's network is uniquely
designed with inbuilt resilience.
With more than 6,200 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is
committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term
partnerships with its customers.
RADWIN Releases a Unique High Capacity Point to MultiPoint Solution
Delivering up to 200Mbps per Sector, RADWIN 5000 HPMP (High capacity Point to MultiPoint) is the Ideal Choice for Last Mile Enterprise Connectivity and High-End Applications Demanding Assured Performance and Guaranteed Bandwidth per Subscriber
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 7, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- RADWIN (http://www.radwin.com), the global provider of Backhaul and
Broadband Wireless Solutions, today launched RADWIN 5000 HPMP, a high
capacity OFDM /MIMO Point-to-Multipoint solution that provides enhanced
service opportunities for carriers and ISPs targeting last mile enterprise
connectivity. RADWIN 5000 HPMP also presents an enticing wireless
connectivity solution for government and enterprise networks looking to
deploy broadband and mission critical applications.
Targeting a large market with growing demands for greater capacity,
RADWIN 5000 HPMP offers a range of highlights including highest Base Station
capacity for the best user experience, greater spectrum efficiency for faster
ROI (5bps/Hz), superb performance in harsh conditions in both licensed and
unlicensed sub 6GHz bands and small form factor MIMO Subscriber units that
are extremely easy to deploy.
RADWIN 5000 HPMP uniquely secures available bandwidth per end user,
guaranteeing SLA for business clients and demanding applications. The Base
Station and Subscriber Radio Units provided with this solution, support an
extensive range of multiband frequencies, all in the same unit for flexible
RADWIN's President and CEO, Sharon Sher says: "Over the past decade,
RADWIN has established itself as a major provider of wireless connectivity
solutions with its renowned Point-to-Point portfolio being adopted by leading
carriers around the globe. Recognizing the opportunity to address the high
capacity broadband service needs of enterprise users, we have leveraged upon
our technology and expertise to provide a unique Point-to-MultiPoint
solution. This solution significantly closes the gap created by growing
market capacity needs to enable new service opportunities. The combination of
RADWIN's Point-to-Point and Point-to-MultiPoint solutions enables us to offer
our global customer base spread across 130 countries, an end-to-end wireless
Carriers can also leverage upon RADWIN 5000 HPMP high capacity
capabilities to backhaul wireless and landline access systems such as Wi-Fi
hot spots and DSLAMs. RADWIN 5000 HPMP also offers an exclusive wireless
broadband infrastructure for Government and Enterprise networks to reduce
total cost of ownership when implementing high resolution video surveillance,
broadband Inter-office connectivity and other critical applications.
RADWIN provides sub-6GHz wireless broadband systems that empower carriers
and service providers to connect subscribers everywhere. Whether voice, data,
or video streaming, the company provides wireless broadband solutions of
unrivaled performance, capacity, range, and quality at the most competitive
prices. Established in 1997, RADWIN has a wide installation base in over 130
countries around the world.
SSA Contract Negotiations, Bombing Attempt at Detroit Federal Building Discussed on "Inside Government"
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about budget concerns and contract negotiations at the Social Security Administration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, April 1, is now available on demand.
AFGE National Council of SSA Field Operations Locals President Witold Skwierczynski discussed House proposals to cut $1.7 billion from President Obama's proposed SSA administrative expense budget for FY 2011 and the impact it would have on public services. Skwierczynski also addressed current contract negotiations with SSA management, which have focused on key issues such as performance appraisals, merit promotions and employee rights.
David Wright, president of AFGE's Federal Protective Service Local 918, shed light on private security contractors' handling of explosives recently found at the Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building in Detroit, which called into question the training of contractors. Wright also addressed efforts to reform the Federal Protective Service.
Lastly, Grantham University President Dr. Fredrick Snow discussed tuition discounts and scholarships available to AFGE members and their families as well as new Grantham University degree programs.
"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C. and online at http://www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to 70 million iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.
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American Federation of Government Employees
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Bernstein Launches Web "Microsite" for Endowments & Foundations
Research sheds light on ways for nonprofit organizations to meet the challenge of reduced investment portfolios with increased demands on grant-making
NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernstein Global Wealth Management, a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., announced today it has launched a website dedicated to helping endowments and foundations meet the pressing financial demands they face today through the careful management of their grant-making policies. The "microsite," which includes two groundbreaking research reports and four webcasts, is designed to help virtually any type of non-profit organization -- from family foundations to public foundations and endowments.
The site URL iswww.alliancebernstein.com/nonprofits
The research reports provide valuable insight into an area that is often given short shrift by nonprofits and their financial advisors: matching spending policy and asset allocation to the organization's mission. The four webcasts focus on the highlights of Bernstein's research, specifically:
-- How the concept of "Total Philanthropic Value" can help align
grant-making policy with mission
-- An analysis of spending smoothing formulas, showing how they can be
applied with greater effectiveness
-- Spending through an economic slump: Determining if high spending rates
will threaten an organization's longevity
-- A study of popular hybrid spending models, showing how small changes to
grant-making policy can have far-reaching ramifications
Bernstein's research comes at an opportune time. "Spending policy has become a hot button for nonprofits because of financial market volatility and local budget crises," says Brian Wodar, a Director at Bernstein. "Many nonprofits are struggling financially, yet the people and organizations that depend on their grants are more in need than ever."
"There are solutions," Wodar adds. "These are what our research explores. We use a unique quantitative tool to help nonprofits assess how changes in spending policy and asset allocation will affect their ability to balance the dual goals of spending and investing for the future."
AllianceBernstein is a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets.
At December 31, 2010, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (NYSE: AB) owned approximately 37.8% of the issued and outstanding AllianceBernstein Units and AXA, one of the largest global financial services organizations, owned an approximate 61.4% economic interest in AllianceBernstein.
StartingAClothingLine.com Launches Fashion Awareness with Digital Fashion Pro Contest. Portion of Sales to Benefit Dress for Success
LOS ANGELES, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StartingAClothingLine.com, the leading source of how-to industry information for aspiring fashion designers, is seeking the world's future stars during its own Fashion Awareness Week (May 9th - May 15th). The creators of Digital Fashion Pro (DFP) software announce its own contest designed to empower individuals aiming to start and design their own clothing line.
The contest will provide participants with a chance to submit their unique story about why they want to be a success in fashion on either YouTube or on the Facebook.com/DigitalFashionPro page. A Grand Prize of $250 and a StartingAClothingLine.com Industry Leader Package (valued at $675) will be awarded to the "Most Promising Female Designer" and "Most Promising Male Designer." Additionally, ten semi-finalists will each win the basic Digital Fashion Pro fashion design software (valued at $199). For more information, please visit FashionAwarenessWeek.com.
StartingAClothingLine's co-Founder Michael Harper said, "Many individuals with creative fashion ideas are afraid to follow their dreams and instead work at traditional jobs. We created FashionAwarenessWeek.com to show them that anything is possible. We want to awaken those who are frustrated because of a lack of drawing ability, knowledge, formal education or contacts and hand them an opportunity on a silver platter. We believe in them." In fact, some of the most renowned designers in the world pursued their dreams without a formal fashion degree including Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Christian Dior and Fubu.
During DFP Fashion Awareness Week (May 9th - May 15th), the company will donate a portion of its net proceeds from the sales of its books and software to the non-profit organization Dress for Success.
About Dress for Success:
Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization that offers services that are designed to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help them thrive in work and in life.
StartingAClothingLine(TM) is the innovative online retailer of books, software and other resources that make the fashion industry accessible to aspiring designers. At every stage of the process, StartingAClothingLine.com is there to build designer's confidence and shepherd them towards becoming profitable. With a high profile client list from New York, Paris and Milan, coupled with over 80 colleges and design schools, StartingAClothingLine (http://www.startingaclothingline.com) has proven to be the most trusted name for effective, efficient and creative resources available to developing designers on the market today.
Media Contact: Amy Levy PR, 310-444-5250.
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LG Electronics Teams With Tribeca Flashpoint Academy to Make 3D Technology More Accessible to Budding Filmmakers, Consumers
Students' Original 3D Shorts to Debut at Tribeca Film Festival on New LG Cinema 3D HDTVs
CHICAGO and NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Joining forces with Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, the nation's fastest-growing media arts college, LG Electronics USA is bringing the next-generation 3D TV technology to budding filmmakers for the first time.
Under this unique initiative, LG is providing students and faculty with resources to produce 3D content, as well as financial support to help drive the emerging 3D genre forward. As the centerpiece of the program, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy students in Chicago are creating 3D short films that will debut on LG's new Cinema 3D HDTVs during the 10th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, which runs from April 20 through May 1. LG Electronics USA is the official HDTV Sponsor of the Tribeca Film Festival. Films that are to be showcased at the Festival include two short films on The Flying Wallendas Highwire Family, which translate the excitement and tension inherent in a highwire performance that cannot be captured in a 2D audience perspective; and an animated film, "The Universe of 3D," illustrating beauty, motion and the many layers of depth of one object.
"As the 3D film genre and at-home 3D TV technology continue to grow, it's becoming increasingly important for young filmmakers to learn the ropes of shooting and editing in 3D," said Jon Patricof, COO, Tribeca Enterprises. "It's great to see companies like LG becoming more involved and wanting to help to provide aspiring filmmakers with the resources they need to create content for both the cinema enthusiast and viewer at home and we are thrilled to be showcasing this work at the Tribeca Film Festival."
Longer-term, the partnership will also benefit consumers by aiding in the creation of additional 3D content that can be watched at home. LG Cinema 3D HDTVs use a similar 3D technology as employed in movie theatres. Because the glasses do not need to sync with an emitter, viewers can watch from nearly any angle in the room. The reasonable cost of the glasses also makes it easier to buy as many pairs as needed to host family and friends for a 3D movie or sports night.
"As we continue to bring 3D technology into the mainstream, our goal is to make it more accessible to filmmakers and consumers alike," said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA. "LG is proud to partner with Tribeca Flashpoint Academy to help tomorrow's filmmakers hone their 3D skills, and in turn to help satisfy the growing desire for 3D content for consumers to enjoy.
"LG Cinema 3D is preferred by consumers 3 to 1 over conventional 3D TVs, so the film festival is the perfect venue to showcase these terrific shorts produced by Tribeca Flashpoint Academy students and underscore the excitement about 3D TV," he said.
"We are so grateful to LG for helping us continue to exclusively provide our students with advance, hands-on access to the latest and greatest new technologies," said Howard Tullman, CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint Academy.
LG Electronics USA, as the official HDTV sponsor of the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, has installed more than 50 LG Cinema 3D HDTVs and a host of Blu-Ray disc players in movie theaters, box offices and special event locations throughout lower Manhattan during the 12-day festival. These screens will show content promoting the Festival, TFF Films, and movie schedules.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Founded in 2007, Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy is committed to the advancement of higher learning in the fields of digital arts and entertainment. The goal of its immersive, hands-on, intensive program is to prepare students to become media professionals through exposure to real world tools, techniques, and the latest technical developments and trends. The Academy offers two-year Associate of Applied Science degrees in: Game & Interactive Media, Film & Broadcast, Recording Arts, and Animation & Visual Effects. Based in Chicago, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy's curriculum focuses on collaboration across disciplines, professional communication, and critical thinking skills in a creative environment. http://www.tribecaflashpoint.com
About Tribeca Film Festival
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff founded the Tribeca Film Festival in 2001 following the attacks on the World Trade Center to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district through an annual celebration of film, music and culture. The Festival's mission is to help filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enable the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema and promote New York City as a major filmmaking center. Tribeca Film Festival is well known for being a diverse international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.
The Tribeca Festival has screened over 1100 films from over 80 countries since its first festival in 2002. Since its founding, it has attracted an international audience of more than 2.3 million attendees and has generated an estimated $600 million in economic activity for New York City.
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LG Electronics USA Inc.
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CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Today's White House Forum
WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here is a statement from CTIA-The Wireless Association in response to the White House's "Spectrum Auctions: Unlocking the Innovative Potential of Wireless Broadband" Forum:
"Today's White House forum with FCC Chairman Genachowski, Austan Goolsbee and Jason Furman was an important session that continued to highlight the many benefits that wireless broadband currently provides and will offer in the future. There is no question that the ability to access the Internet at anytime and anywhere is beneficial for everyone, whether it's to remotely monitor a patient's health or manage a fleet of school buses.
"The forum participants and the letter from 112 economists explained that there are significant economic benefits that will flow from adoption of incentive auction legislation and reallocation of spectrum from lower value broadcast use to higher value mobile broadband use.
"Despite today's challenging economic conditions, a broadcast incentive auction for underused or unused spectrum could generate more than $30 billion for the U.S. Treasury. Once this spectrum is auctioned, it will fuel the 'virtuous cycle' of innovation and competition that Americans have come to expect from our industry, which provides them with the best wireless products and services.
"We appreciate the leadership of the White House, the FCC Chairman and other policymakers who are working hard to secure more spectrum for our industry. Let's move quickly to get this spectrum to auction so the wireless industry can continue to lead the world in innovation."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
Roche Diabetes Care in the U.S. Turns to Social Media to Promote Diabetes Education, Awareness and Advocacy
INDIANAPOLIS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Roche Diabetes Care, makers of ACCU-CHEK® products and services, has launched dedicated Facebook and Twitter accounts to promote diabetes education, awareness and advocacy. The company has also expanded its current Diabetes Link blog from Canada to North America.
Roche Diabetes Care's Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/AccuChekUS) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/accuchek_us) accounts have been created with one goal in mind: help people with diabetes, as well as the friends and families who support them, learn more about how to live healthy lives while successfully managing their diabetes. Roche chose the ACCU-CHEK name for its Facebook and Twitter accounts to help its diabetes customers - most of whom know the company's products only by their brand names - more easily find these new social media tools.
The company also reworked its highly successful blog, Diabetes Link (http://www.accu-chekdiabeteslink.com), to benefit audiences in both Canada and the United States. Diabetes Link was launched in October 2009.
"Living with diabetes is hard, and the many misconceptions, assumptions and half-truths out there don't make it any easier," said Todd Siesky, public relations and social media manager for Roche Diabetes Care in the United States. "There are a great number of diabetes advocates online who are already doing an outstanding job of education and advocacy work on behalf of people living with diabetes. We hope to amplify their voices as well as highlight issues important to everyone in the diabetes online community."
A partial list of some of the most influential diabetes online writers can be found at Diabetes Link (http://www.accu-chekdiabeteslink.com) under the headline "What We're Reading." Roche has been working with many of these writers for the past two years to better understand how it can support online education, advocacy and awareness issues important to them.
In addition to following @accuchek_us on Twitter and liking Roche's diabetes Facebook page at AccuChekUS, people interested in diabetes are also encouraged to sign up for the latest postings from the Diabetes Link at http://www.accu-chekdiabeteslink.com.
About Roche Diabetes Care
Roche Diabetes Care is a pioneer in the development of blood glucose monitoring systems and a global leader for diabetes management systems and services. For more than 30 years, Roche has been committed to helping people with diabetes live lives that are as normal and active as possible and has been helping healthcare professionals manage their patients' condition in an optimal way. Today, the ACCU-CHEK portfolio offers people with diabetes and healthcare professionals innovative products, services and comprehensive solutions for convenient, efficient and effective diabetes management--from blood glucose monitoring through information management to insulin delivery. The ACCU-CHEK brand encompasses blood glucose meters, infusion pumps, lancing and data management systems. For more information, please visit accu-chek.com.
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes management. Roche's personalized healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients. In 2010, Roche had over 80,000 employees worldwide and invested over 9 billion Swiss francs in R&D. The Group posted sales of 47.5 billion Swiss francs. Genentech, United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche has a majority stake in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan. For more information: http://www.roche.com.
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Just in Time for Summer Travel Planning - Getaroom.com Now Offers Discounted Hotel Rates for More Than 5,000 Hotels Worldwide
New Partner Hotels in Exciting International Cities including Toronto, Montreal, Shanghai, Beijing, and Mexico City can now be Booked Using Many Additional Major Currencies
MIAMI,April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Getaroom.com, a leading online discount hotel stay company, announced today its addition of hundreds of quality hotels to its growing network of hotels offering special rates. Added hotels are available to be booked now for summer vacation. These new partner hotels are located in many top-tier destination cities including, Toronto, Montreal, Mexico City, Beijing, and Shanghai.
In addition to the expansion to hotels in major international markets, Getaroom.com now allows its increasingly global customers the ability to book discounted hotel rooms using multiple currencies including: Chinese Yuan, Canadian Dollars, British Pounds, Brazilian Reals, Japanese Yen, and Indian Rupees. This new features streamlines the hotel booking process, and allows more customers to see pricing in their native currency without the need to perform currency conversions.
"April is traditionally the busiest time for people making summer travel plans," said Robert B. Diener, President and Co-Founder of Getaroom.com. "To help travelers save more money, we have further expanded our network of hotels to more than 5,000 premier locations throughout the world. We offer a variety of levels of hotels in terms of amenities and cost in order to cater to the unique needs of our international customers who are currently setting summer plans."
Getaroom.com provides travelers a state-of-the-art lodging website (http://www.getaroom.com) which offers travelers the lowest hotel rates on the Internet. Clients calling its toll-free call center at 800-HOTELS-8 (800-468-3578) can also receive the benefits of unpublished pricing, with hotel rates typically 10 to 20 percent less than published rates on its site and other Internet sites and as much as 50 percent less. There is full disclosure about the property at time of booking including the hotel name and exact location. Getaroom.com offers accommodations at national chain and independent boutique properties in major destinations in the U.S. and Europe.
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AT&T Building Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience in Raleigh, Announces 2011 Network Upgrade Plans
AT&T to Expand Backhaul in 2011 in Raleigh to Enable 4G Speeds, Increase Mobile Broadband Capacity, Upgrade Hundreds of Cell Sites
RALEIGH, N.C., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T*, building on its strong 2010 record of network accomplishments, today announced network improvement plans designed to enable 4G speeds** and enhanced reliability to Raleigh and surrounding communities in 2011. The wireless network enhancement plans are part of AT&T's planned $19-billion investment in its U.S. wireless and wireline networks and other capital projects in 2011.
Walter Wells, AT&T's external affairs regional director in Raleigh, says AT&T plans the following network improvements in the Raleigh area in 2011:
-- Replacing more than 230 antennas at 52 cell sites, across Raleigh and
along major highways, to enhance voice quality, reduce dropped calls and
deliver more efficient, consistent mobile broadband speeds.
-- Delivering additional wireless capacity to more than 165 cell towers in
Raleigh area through the addition of new layers of frequency, also known
as "carriers," to more efficiently manage available spectrum and
increase mobile broadband capacity at local cell sites.
-- Deploying enhanced backhaul connections to over 340 more cell sites to
enable 4G speeds in Raleigh.
-- Installing more than 20 additional cells in Raleigh.
-- Deploying Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks at multiple venues
to enhance network coverage during events.
"Our story is getting even better for Raleigh and North Carolina," Wells said. "Our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA represents a great deal for customers and a major commitment to strengthen and expand our network. In fact, this deal, if approved, means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent."
Wells also highlighted that AT&T invested more than $240 million in its Raleigh wireless and wireline network from 2008 through 2010 as part of its commitment to superior service in the area:
-- Installing roughly 35 new cell sites.
-- Upgrading approximately 90 cell sites to mobile broadband.
-- Adding additional spectrum carriers to over 130 cell sites.
-- Deploying DAS networks at multiple venues.
Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker said AT&T's significant investment to improve its network will further bolster Raleigh's reputation as a great place to live and work.
"High-tech expansions like this one help our business community, our local economy and our overall quality of life," Meeker said. "Few businesses today are more competitive than the wireless industry. That level of competition results in investment and new technology, which delivers benefits to the entire community."
The nation's fastest mobile broadband network is getting faster with 4G. A key planned upgrade for 2011 is deployment of enhanced backhaul connections to more than 340 cell sites in Raleigh to enable 4G speeds. Backhaul connections carry traffic between cell sites and AT&T's nationwide network. Enhanced fiber-optic and ethernet backhaul connections expand capacity many times over, and enable additional expansion in the years to come.
"We're investing in our Raleigh network to help AT&T customers take advantage of the numerous capabilities of their wireless devices," said Alison Hall, vice president and general manager for AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets in North Carolina and South Carolina. "This year, we're committed to providing best-in-class wireless voice service to our customers, and we're backing that up with the right investments."
AT&T's advanced network provides several important advantages for customers. AT&T's mobile-broadband network provides customers with the ability to talk and surf at the same time. For instance, you can look up directions to an event while staying on the phone with your boss, or browse your favorite social media sites while chatting with a friend. AT&T's mobile broadband network also is up to 35 percent faster than our largest competitor's CDMA-only network on average nationally.
AT&T also provides access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T's largest competitor's CDMA-based devices work in fewer than 45 countries. Business Traveler magazine recently named AT&T as having the "Best Mobile Coverage in the World" - the fourth time AT&T has received the distinction.
AT&T's focus is delivering the nation's most advanced mobile broadband experience, which includes delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. At the same time, AT&T offers a wide-ranging portfolio of smartphones and devices, with 20 4G devices planned for 2011, including a robust Android lineup. And we're driving development of wide-ranging mobile applications with three AT&T Foundry collaborative innovation centers planned for this year, as well as leadership in multiple initiatives to provide new tools for apps developers.
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network*** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Raleigh 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.
**4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Requires 4G device. Learn more at att.com/network. Actual speeds experienced will vary and depend on several factors, including device, location, capacity, facilities, and other conditions.
*** 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.
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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.
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Slacker Celebrates Integration With Internet Explorer 9 By Offering Free Radio Plus
Windows 7 Users With IE9 Can Pin Slacker to Their Taskbar for Free Access to Slacker Radio Plus on a Windows 7 PC for 30 Days
SAN DIEGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today announced integration with Windows Internet Explorer 9 (IE9). For a limited time Slacker listeners using IE9 on a Windows 7 based PC will receive one free month of Slacker Radio Plus when they pin Slacker to their taskbar. The Slacker music experience is available on the web at http://www.Slacker.com.
Internet Explorer 9 was designed to bring sites front and center through Windows 7, enabling a more immersive Web experience. Features such as Pinned Sites and Jump Lists enable people to put their favorite websites directly on the Windows 7 Taskbar, as though they were native applications. Users can then quickly and easily perform tasks related to those websites, such as checking their inboxes, interacting with their music, accepting friend invitations or receiving breaking news.
The Slacker integration with IE9 is optimized for the ultimate listening experience and showcases a customized web interface that takes full advantage of all IE9 has to offer. IE9 provides Slacker Radio listeners unique functionality that includes easy access and control with the ability to mark songs as favorites, ban and skip songs as well as change stations - all from the Windows 7 Web thumbnail preview.
"Slacker and Internet Explorer 9 combine to deliver a top notch, Web-based Personal Radio experience," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "In celebration we are excited to offer free Slacker Radio Plus for Slacker listeners to enjoy while using Internet Explorer 9 on a Windows 7 PC."
Slacker Radio offers a fully customizable and personal online radio experience that includes the most varied and compelling range of content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 140 expert-programmed music stations, ABC news, comedy, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations. Listeners can also create their own radio stations based on a favorite song, artist or mix of artists.
With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than the leading competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music discovery resource by providing artist biographies and images as well as album reviews and art. The Slacker Radio Plus Web promotion features all the same great benefits of Slacker Basic Radio along with ad-free listening*, complete song lyrics, unlimited song skipping and song requests as well as customized content from ABC News.
Pricing and Availability
The free Slacker Radio Plus promotion for IE9 users will be available through May 31, 2011. To access the promotion listeners with IE9 simply need to pin http://www.Slacker.com to their Windows 7 taskbar. The offer is exclusive to the Web-based version of Slacker running on a Windows 7 PC, and not available on other platforms or for Slacker smartphone apps. For additional details, please visit http://www.Slacker.com/IE9.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker is the world's first Personal Radio company offering "Your Radio Everywhere." Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site or on the go with Slacker Personal Radio players and mobile phones. Slacker mobile applications are currently available for Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone 7, Palm webOS and BlackBerry smartphones. For more information visit http://www.Slacker.com/everywhere.
* As part of the free Radio Plus promotion with IE9, listeners will hear a single audio mention notifying them of their free experience as well as a single visual banner indicating they are part of the free promotion.
Slacker and Slacker.com are registered trademarks of Slacker, Inc. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
March Networks Command(TM) Delivers Ease-of-Use & Enterprise-Class Video Management to Security & IT Professionals
OTTAWA, April 6 /PRNewswire/ - March Networks(®) (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, is
pleased to announce the launch of its Command video management platform. The scalable software provides customers with a sophisticated,
web-based interface that is easy to use and highly customizable.
Command fits easily into existing Information Technology (IT)
infrastructure to ensure rapid installation and management. It also
enables customers to select from hundreds of IP surveillance cameras
and encoders through its support for ONVIF devices and direct
integrations with leading surveillance products.
A full member of ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) since 2008, March Networks
designed Command and all of its next-generation IP cameras, encoders
and hybrid recorders to meet the industry standard, ensuring
interoperability with other ONVIF-compliant products. In addition, the
Command software platform delivers further capabilities when used as
part of a complete March Networks solution, including total fail-safe
management with the company's innovative Shadow Archiving((TM)) technology.
The intuitive Command interface is one of the industry's only clients
able to run on both Windows(®) and Mac(®) operating systems, as well as multiple browsers including Internet
Explorer(®), Safari(®), FireFox(®) and Chrome((TM)). The award-winning software is also easily tailored, allowing an
organization to provide its distinct user groups with only the features
they require, which simplifies training and improves user efficiency.
To accommodate different customer environments, Command comes in two
versions with the same user interface, powerful feature set and the
ability to scale as required. Command Professional supports up to 128 cameras and is ideal for single-server environments.
Command Enterprise can support as many as 128,000 cameras with multiple servers, and can
also manage March Networks' new 7532 Hybrid NVR as well as existing 4000 C Series NVR installations.
Command software runs on any commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) server or
in a virtualized environment, reducing capital expenditures and
allowing it to be managed similarly to other corporate applications. It
supports LDAP/Active Directory(®) for quick user setup and the efficient administration of security
policies, passwords, access control, and group policy configuration.
Command also delivers mass configuration and management capabilities
that lower installation and maintenance costs significantly. Further,
with Command's unique server-to-server gateway technology, customers
can reduce WAN bandwidth traffic by as much as 90 percent.
From its inception, Command has been designed to serve as a true
software platform able to integrate seamlessly with business and
third-party applications that expand the power and functionality of
video surveillance. Applications such as access control, mass
notification and license plate recognition are currently available, as
are a range of intelligent video analytics from March Networks analytics portfolio. The company will continue to
expand the Command solution platform with additional third-party
plug-ins and its own industry-specific applications.
"Command reflects our company's absolute commitment to delivering
comprehensive IP video products that are open, easy to manage, and
support both security and IT industry standards, as well as innovative,
value-added applications," said Fabrizio Colciago, Chief Technology
Officer, March Networks. "We look forward to demonstrating the many
strengths of Command to security and IT decision-makers as they shape
the future direction of their IP video infrastructure."
March Networks will demonstrate its Command video management platform
integrated with the company's high-definition IP cameras, its new 7532
Hybrid NVR and its mass notification application in Booth 23068 at the
ISC West International Security Conference and Exposition, April 6 to
8, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. For more
information, please visit http://www.marchnetworks.com/iscwest.
About March Networks
March Networks(®) (TSX:MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video solutions. For
more than a decade, the company has helped some of the world's largest
commercial and government organizations transition from traditional
CCTV to advanced surveillance technologies used for security, loss
prevention, risk mitigation and operational efficiency. Its highly
scalable and easy to use Command((TM)) video management platform incorporates a web-based client interface to
enable rapid system deployment and complete system control. It is
complemented by the company's portfolio of high-definition IP cameras,
encoders, video analytics and hybrid recorders, as well as outstanding
professional and managed services. March Networks systems are delivered
through an extensive distribution and partner network in more than 50
countries. For more information, please visit http://www.marchnetworks.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking information, including
expectations of future business. This information is based on the
Company's current expectations and assumptions that are subject to a
variety of risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and
that may be beyond March Networks' control. Actual results could differ
materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements due
to factors such as customer demand and timing of purchasing decisions,
increased levels of competition, technological changes and the
successful development of new products, dependence on third-party
manufacturers, risks relating to intellectual property infringement
claims, and other risks and factors identified in March Networks'
public filings with regulatory authorities in Canada. March Networks
assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a
result of new information or future events.
*MARCH NETWORKS, Command, Shadow Archive and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are
trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
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Classical TV Launches Performing Arts Channel on Roku Streaming Player
Via Roku, Classical TV Brings Free, High-Quality, Full-Length Performing Arts Programming to an Additional 1,000,000+ Households
NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Classical TV, the premier destination for the best performing arts online, announced today the launch of Classical TV's free performing arts channel on Roku. Via Roku-- which seamlessly connects consumers' TVs with their wireless internet-- the Classical TV channel offers a rotating selection of its free, high-quality, full-length videos in seven categories: "All-Time Favorites," "Classical Music," "Jazz," "Great Pianists," "Operas, Songs, and Arias," "Popular Music," and "Cultural Excursions."
Classical TV joins other top entertainment brands on Roku, including Netflix, NBA, NHL, Pandora, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, and C-Net.
"We're excited to expand the reach of our programming and thrilled to be part of Roku's growing platform," said Derek Nelson, Classical TV's Chief Operations Officer. "While our website, classicaltv.com, continues to grow, our new Roku channel helps us fulfill the strong demand for high-quality cultural programming that we've proved is out there." Other partnerships are also in the works to syndicate Classical TV's unique collection of performing arts videos.
Launched in 2002, Roku is a market leader in streaming entertainment. The Roku box, available for purchase from $59.99, gives access to movies, TV shows, sporting events, and more--for free, via subscription or pay per view. For more on Roku, see http://www.roku.com
BACKGROUND ON CLASSICAL TV
"The performing arts website many of us have been dreaming of..." --James Wolcott, VanityFair.com
Classical TV launched in July, 2009 at http://www.classicaltv.com with a free streaming of the Salzburg Festival Opening Night Gala. Founded by Emmy Award-winning producer/director Chris Hunt, who also created Online Classics, Classical TV currently encompasses over 1100 hours of high-quality performing arts video programs, available largely for free. New programs are added regularly. Among the pay-per-view offerings are the Metropolitan Opera's acclaimed hi-def productions.
Classical TV's library of programs encompasses not only opera but symphonic and chamber music, ballet and modern dance, jazz and pop music, theater and musicals, and documentaries. These include performances from the world's most prestigious stages such as St. Petersburg's Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater, London's Royal Albert Hall, Paris's Theatre du Chatelet, and many others. Artists featured include Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Nina Simone, Luciano Pavarotti, Anna Netrebko, Roberto Alagna, Quincy Jones, Carlos Acosta, Martha Argerich, Johnny Cash, Pierre Boulez, and many more.
CLASSICAL TV OFFERS GREAT VIDEOS PLUS GREAT COMMENTARY
Classical TV also offers a wealth of lively and informative exclusive editorial content including feature articles, topical playlists, insider columns, series, and cultural news that give fresh insights into the world of classical performance and context for Classical TV's vast library. Classical TV's roster of commentators includes some of the most respected cultural journalists including Claudia La Rocco, Vivien Schweitzer, Chris Kompanek, Damian Fowler, and Robert J. Hughes. Current series include "Glories of the Classical Style," "Music-- The Universal Language," and "Mondays With Merce."
"CLASSICAL TV brings 'performance on demand' to a new level, taking high-brow art events out of stuffy halls and streaming them directly to your computer." --Flavorpill
CLASSICAL TV'S PERFORMING ARTS VIDEOS DRAW A SURPRISINGLY YOUNG AUDIENCE
In the almost two years since launching, Classical TV has built a conspicuously young audience:
-- 20.6% are 18-to-24 years old
-- 51.2% are 18-to-34 years old--more than half!
-- 79.6% are 18-to-49 years old
In addition, Classical TV is "sticky." Viewers spend at least of three times longer, on average, watching Classical TV programs than they do any other long-form streamed video programs online. The audience was measured with Microsoft Analytics.
"We're helping reshape the demographic of classical audiences," said Classical TV's Content Director Stephen Greco. "We've made it easier for everyone, including younger people, to engage with classical performances. Of course, we have a secure base of mature culture lovers, but we're delighted that many younger viewers are watching, say, La Boheme, here for the first time and then coming back for more."
Greco is a former editor of Stagebill, 7 Days, and Interview magazines.
3VR Releases New S-Series Video Intelligence Appliance With Enterprise-Class Video Storage
RAID Memory and 15x Greater Data and Evidence Retention Over Conventional DVRs at an Entry Level Price
LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 3VR, Inc., the video intelligence company, announced major enhancements to its Video Intelligence Platform(TM) [VIP] S-Series appliance, the most compact and economical recorder in the 3VR portfolio. The new appliance combines several new features that improve security effectiveness and operational efficiency without the cost and installation complexity of other video management systems.
Key enhancements to the new S-Series include RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) storage options of up to two terabytes and the highest possible analog camera resolution. The appliance is designed to operate in confined spaces such as ATM or retail kiosks, convenience stores and small business offices.
"With a focus on reliability, ease of implementation and a reduced barrier to entry, the new S-Series appliance addresses the budgetary constraints of our customers," said Al Shipp, chief executive officer, 3VR. "We are focused on making it easy for any organization to gain useful and measurable business benefits - whether related to security, customer service, marketing or operations - from their video surveillance assets."
The S-Series provides customers in a wide variety of industries, including financial services and retail, with an economical and compact option that offers powerful enterprise features with the redundancy needed for maximum evidence retention. The S-Series provides an entry point to 3VR's Video Intelligence PlatformTM.
The VIP S-Series features include:
-- RAID Storage Options and Improved Capacity: With patented video analysis
capabilities that isolate and store critical images, 3VR's
SmartStorage(TM) technology increases data and evidence retention by up
to 15x over conventional DVRs and video management systems without the
need for additional hard drives.
-- Field Replaceable Storage: To eliminate downtime and significantly
reduce the troubleshooting effort required by a failed drive, the new
S-Series features "hot swappable" hard drive replacement capabilities.
-- Highest Quality Analog Video Capture Available: With all analog cameras
able to record 4CIF at 30 frames per second, users have a greater
ability to record and analyze high-quality video without purchasing
-- Easy Migration To IP Camera's: As a hybrid DVR, the S-Series supports a
wide variety of IP cameras, allowing users to benefit from the latest IP
technologies, including multi-megapixel cameras and 3VR Camera
Virtualization. Such technologies improve monitoring and investigations
while lowering physical and operational costs.
-- Simple Integration to External Data Systems: 3VR provides users with
visual intelligence by integrating with a growing universe of systems,
such as point of sale (POS), ATM, access control, alarm, transaction and
other systems, allowing easy searches by transaction number, cashier ID,
and a range of vectors. Monitoring becomes smarter and investigations
-- "Future-Proof" 3VR Video Intelligence Platform (VIP) Analytics: The
S-Series can be upgraded to run up to 4 channels of 3VR's tightly
integrated video analytics, including people counting, license plate
recognition and more. 3VR VIP Analytics delivers faster and more
effective monitoring, analysis and operational intelligence.
The new S-Series expands 3VR's Video Intelligence PlatformTM, which also includes the powerful and flexible P-Series appliance, as well as the 3VR Server-Class, a Windows-server solution offering maximum integration and management capabilities. All 3VR solutions feature advanced search capabilities, state-of-the-art central management options and a comprehensive range of proven video analytics, such as facial surveillance and object detection that integrates seamlessly with third-party data sources such as teller transaction, point-of-sale and access control systems.
3VR, Inc., the video intelligence company, enables organizations to search, mine and leverage video to bolster security, identify and mitigate fraud and better serve customers. 3VR's Video Intelligence Platform allows video surveillance systems to reach their true potential and deliver a measurable and sustainable return on investment. 3VR is the video surveillance standard for hundreds of global customers, including leading banks, retailers, governments and law enforcement agencies and owns CrimeDex, an online community of more than 600,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals dedicated to stopping crime. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company is privately held with funding from DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Buyers, Menlo Ventures and VantagePoint Ventures. 3VR's SmartRecorder is the three-time winner of the SIA Best New Video Product Award and was named Security Product of the Year from Frost & Sullivan in 2006 and 2007, among other awards. For more information, please visit http://www.3vr.com.
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Latest version makes it easier for institutions to grow, maintain and access digital content collections
DENVER, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson, the world's leading learning company, today announced EQUELLA® 5, the latest version of the company's award-winning digital repository that enables users to search, create and manage content online.
EQUELLA provides one central solution to meet an institution's learning, research, media and library content needs. Faculty, instructional designers and academic technologists can easily search in one location for all of their learning content--video, custom eBooks, presentations, lecture captures and more--all tagged by metadata such as learning outcomes, grade level and relevant keywords. EQUELLA places no restriction on the content type or file size, and all content is protected using the repository's permissions, digital rights management and copyright functionality.
"Many institutions maintain large collections of highly valuable digital content and research materials that are not readily accessible, shareable or measurable," said Matt Leavy, CEO of Pearson eCollege. "EQUELLA harnesses the full power of these assets, making it easier for educators to find and incorporate the best content into their learning activities."
"As with all releases, this latest version of EQUELLA was built with educators' needs in mind, and based upon requests from our users to advance the ease-of-use and functionality," said Dan McFadyen, General Manager at Pearson for EQUELLA. "Educators are constantly creating, assembling and revising a vast amount of digital content and are in need of an easy way to share and save those resources in one central location. EQUELLA 5 fulfills that need."
EQUELLA 5 includes the following new features:
-- Updated user interface that improves overall usability
-- New dashboard capabilities, allowing users to customize the solution to
suit their needs
-- Ability to access and import resources from external repositories
-- Built-in Harvester enhancements allow users to easily schedule content
harvests from third-party sources, including other EQUELLA repositories,
and directly harvest the metadata, content and resources
-- Addition of portlets, which provide access to different key
functionality based on user preference
EQUELLA works with all popular learning management systems, including Pearson LearningStudio and Fronter, as well as library systems, portals and other solutions.
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Animoto Videos Now Playing on Your TV: New AirPlay and Apple TV Capabilities Enable Consumers to Easily Watch Their Personal Animoto Video Creations on the Big Screen
--Animoto Videos on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Can Instantly be Played on TV using Apple TV and AirPlay--
NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Animoto (http://www.animoto.com) today announced a simple and fun way for consumers to enjoy their personal video slideshows, with new Apple AirPlay functionality, allowing users to easily watch Animoto videos on their TV. With this new functionality, Animoto videos on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch can instantly be played on a TV using Apple TV and AirPlay. A video slideshow creation service, Animoto makes it easy for consumers to create TV-quality videos, from their photos and video clips.
"Animoto videos have always looked great on a big-screen TV and now it's one-click easy for families to enjoy their Animoto videos on their home televisions without messing with wires or requiring a DVD Player," said Brad Jefferson, CEO and cofounder of Animoto. "In less time than it takes to pop popcorn, you can now create a professional-looking Animoto video from photos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and play it for your family on your TV."
It's easy for consumers to start using this new TV functionality. First, users need to update their iOs to version 4.3, and make sure their Animoto app (for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Apple TV are set for the latest versions. Next, the user's AirPlay icon will appear on the video player in the bottom right hand corner. Then, the user taps the icon to bring up a list of the device choices to display their video, and they select TV. The TV viewing functionality works both through Animoto's iPhone and iPad application and through mobile Safari on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The Animoto AirPlay features are available immediately and more detailed information can be found at http://www.animoto.com.
Animoto (http://www.animoto.com) is a video slideshow creation service that enables consumers, professionals and businesses to easily make and share professional-looking videos that will amaze friends, family and others. The Animoto team, which includes entertainment and technology industry veterans, has leveraged their expertise to develop a web-based service that makes it easy for people to quickly create and share their stories through video - using photos and/or videos. The heart of Animoto is its Cinematic Artificial Intelligence(TM) technology that thinks like an actual director and editor, using the same sophisticated post-production skills and techniques that are used in television and film. A fast-growing company, Animoto Productions is based in New York City with an office in San Francisco.
Animoto, Animoto Productions and Cinematic Artificial Intelligence are registered trademarks of Animoto Inc. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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New Low-Cost Thermocouple Transmitters Feature Fast and Easy PC-based Configuration via USB
Acromag expands their line of USB-configured head-mount temperature transmitters by releasing new thermocouple/millivolt input models with very high accuracy, linearity, and environmental stability
WIXOM, Mich., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest offering in Acromag's new ST130 series of low-cost, temperature transmitters is a thermocouple/millivolt signal conditioner, Model ST132. This model can convert sensor input signals from eight thermocouple types or a plus or minus 100mV range and output a proportional 4-20mA process control signal. The ST132 is an output loop-powered (7-32V DC) two-wire transmitter and very easy to use. Free Windows configuration software simplifies set up and downloads calibration settings to the unit through a USB connection. Units mount easily in DIN Form B sensor heads or on a DIN rail. The rugged, low-maintenance design also features a 24-bit A/D controller that delivers high accuracy and linearity with very low drift across a -40 to 80 degrees C operating range. Units are CE compliant with UL/cUL Class 1 Div 2 Zone 2 approvals pending. Despite the advanced-performance and features, the ST132 lists for only $89.
"Our new ST132 thermocouple transmitter offers great performance and convenience at a surprising price," states Don Lupo, Acromag's sales and marketing director. By leveraging the latest microcontroller technology, this transmitter is able to provide a performance level and feature set that was previously unavailable in a unit of this size and price. In addition to supporting numerous sensor types on a single unit, the ST132 performs signal linearization, and cold-junction compensation functions. It also supports reverse-acting (inverse) output and has a fast response time (as low as 8ms). The Windows configuration software helps you quickly program the transmitter using a USB cable connection to select input type, scale I/O ranges, set filtering levels, and choose upscale or downscale operation for sensor faults. Digital calibration eliminates zero/span pots, DIP switches, and pushbuttons for more precise measurements.
A rugged design helps these transmitters operate reliably in harsh industrial environments. Ambient temperature drift is less than 75ppm/degrees C for long-term stability. The ST132 is shock (50g) and vibration (5g) resistant and includes high-level electrical noise immunity (RFI, EMI, ESD, EFT, and surge protection). And to prevent incorrect wiring, the output/power connection is non-polarized.
For easy installation, Acromag sells a variety of mounting and wiring accessories. A USB-to-USB isolator protects equipment from ground loops, electrical noise, and surges during configuration. For convenience, a kit supplies the software, isolator, and USB interface cables. Numerous connection head enclosures are also available through Acromag. Select from stainless steel, aluminum, and cast iron housings with explosion-proof or general-purpose ratings. A DIN rail adapter adds more mounting options.
Acromag has designed and manufactured measurement and control products for more than 50 years. They are an AS9100 and ISO 9001-certified international corporation with a world headquarters near Detroit, Michigan and a global network of sales representatives and distributors. Acromag offers a complete line of industrial I/O products including a variety of process instruments, signal conditioners, and distributed fieldbus I/O modules that are available with a 7-year warranty. Industries served include chemical processing, manufacturing, defense, energy, and water services.
New Social Website Pushes Americans Green Through Peer Pressure and Savings
PushingGreen.com gains major momentum
CARLSBAD, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of Americans across the country are challenging each other to go Green on a new social website called Pushing Green (http://www.pushinggreen.com). They're competing with each other to see who can reduce their energy use and save money by taking hundreds of actions, from using the most energy efficient light bulbs to installing solar panels.
The competition concept is already making a huge impact. Formally launched just three weeks ago, the site has almost 3,000 households engaged and 20,000 Facebook fans, launched this summer.
Pushing Green was developed by young entrepreneurs intent on ensuring a healthy planet for their children, but who recognized that homeowners would only adopt a green lifestyle if they were directly challenged or embarrassed enough to want to keep up with their neighbors.
"We challenged ourselves to be realistic. Will people go green just to help save the environment? Unfortunately, the answer is no," says Pushing Green founder, Shaun Collopy. "People don't act because they think it's too expensive, too hard to do and they don't know where to go for information. We give them what they need to get things done, plus a powerful financial incentive - saving money."
Pushing Green calculates how much people can save by going green and helps them get there by providing the tools: a list of simple ways to go green; information about locally available products and vendors; and real people relating their own stories and tips.
The site also makes it fun. People compete to achieve the Greenest rating in their area and win an entire month free of energy bills. To win, players must complete challenges and bring people on board to boost their green rating. So, lower your water heater's temperature by 10 degrees? You get x points and watch your house get greener and greener on the site's unique map.
That's where the social media component comes in: Players share advice and experiences. "It's like talking to your neighbor over the back fence about what kind of insulation to use to help lower your heating bill, except that the conversation happens online," Collopy explained. "We believe that putting money in their pockets and feeding their need to keep up with the Joneses - in a fun way - will drive them to take action and Push Green. This is a game, but one with little more at stake if we lose."
Pushing Green(TM) is an online community and resource providing households with local information on green products, contractors, and other ways of lowering energy costs. Along with challenges, the site provides a visual view of the competition through an interactive map pinpointing a player's home and green rating; community forums for online chatting; a news page with stories on green people; and a products page that explains how energy efficient systems, installations, appliances and other goods work, and where to find them. Simple. Sustainable. Savings.
SOURCE Pushing Green
CONTACT: Thalia Assuras, Executive VP PR and Media of Pushing Green Inc, firstname.lastname@example.org
Therap Developmental Disabilities Software on Mobile for daily progress notes
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Developmental Disabilities softwareprovider Therap Services has released a mobile app for the iPhone and iPads. Called the 'T-Log Reader', the application allows staff members, working for agencies supporting people with developmental disabilities, to securely communicate and share day-to-day information and progress notes while they are moving within the community.
The Developmental Disabilities Software 'T-Log Reader' is a mobile version of Therap T-Logs which are used to document health and behavioral concerns of individuals. Also, its flexible options make it an excellent replacement for day/shift notes, communication logs and other necessary documentations within a given program. The mobile application is suitable for electronic visit verification reporting as it supports data entry on site.
The mobile app establishes a high level of accountability while allowing for decentralized data entry. The data entered is automatically time and date stamped and is instantly available to supervisors and other authorized users of the Therap application. The software marks each action taken by the user with an electronic signature. Coupled with GPS location tracking and time/date stamped photos this provides a multi-level data authentication and serves as a proof of service delivery. The data entered is transmitted in encrypted form and downloaded into Therap's servers.
Additional features of the developmental disabilities software include voice recording, which allows users to record verbal accounts to go with their reports.
The current 'T-Log Reader' version is available in the Apple app store at no additional cost to Therap users. The product will be demonstrated at Therap conferences in Missouri, Delaware and West Virginia, scheduled to take place in April and May.
Therap developmental disabilities software solutions are widely used by support providers and state organizations working with people with developmental disabilities, for case management and eligibility assessments. Secure applications offered by Therap include individual support modules such as incident reports, medication error reports, behavior tracking, individual service plans and goal tracking, health records, medication administration records, supported employment and case management notes among others. Therap also offers staff support for employee training management and work scheduling as well as billing solutions including service authorizations, attendance and professional claim tracking modules. Therap's HIPAA, HITECH and ARRA compliant software applications are suitable for day programs, residential services, supported living, behavioral health and community support programs.
SOURCE Therap Services, LLC
Therap Services, LLC
CONTACT: Richard Robbins, +1-917-796-5832, email@example.com
AAA Launches eTourBook Guides Highlighting Major North American Travel Destinations
AAA's free digital guides provide members with on-the-go access to travel information
ORLANDO, Fla., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA is providing its members with even more on-the-go access to its trove of trusted travel information by delivering content in new electronic formats for e-reader devices and smartphones. AAA members can now download digital TourBook guides at AAA.com/ebooks.
Each of the 30 new eTourBook guides highlights a top North American travel destination complete with listings for AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants, AAA Editor's Picks for attractions, events and nightlife, and other proprietary information available only through AAA. Like their printed counterparts, the digital TourBook guides provide members with the must-have details useful for both trip planning and for reference while they're traveling, but in a format offering frequent updates.
"The AAA eTourBook series was created in response to member requests for travel information that was concise, portable and electronic," said Bill Wood, managing director, AAA Travel Publishing. "AAA is committed to providing travel information to our members on the same devices that they are already packing on their trips."
Members can take along the free digital guides for their Amazon Kindle, Apple iPad, Barnes and Noble Nook, Sony Reader or smartphones equipped with an e-reader application. Site visitors to AAA.com/ebooks can view the available eTourBook titles, but only AAA members can initiate a download. To complete the process, members login to download titles to their personal computer and then sync the files to their portable device.
AAA publishes 26 regional TourBook guides covering the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean . AAA travel information is gathered by a team of travel editors and professional inspectors conduct in-person evaluations of all AAA Approved lodgings and restaurants. Listings include 58,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants, 17,000 attractions, 23,000 events and 7,000 destinations. Printed AAA TourBook guides and maps are available free to members through AAA offices or online at AAA.com/travel or CAA.ca. AAA's office locator is available at AAA.com/offices.
As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides nearly 52 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
Monitoring Networks On-the-Go With New PRTGdroid App
Paessler Releases its first Android app which connects to your PRTG Network Monitor; Makes Network Monitoring Faster and More Convenient
LOS ANGELES and NUREMBERG, Germany, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Paessler AG, the innovative network monitoring solutions specialist, today announced the release of PRTGdroid, the Android application for its PRTG Network Monitor solution. The new app enables users of Android phones or tablets to keep an eye on their network anytime, from anywhere. The recently released version 8.3 of Paessler's PRTG Network Monitor software includes the ability to work with the Android app to make the work of the IT administrator even more independent from their desk.
"Our new PRTGdroid app is like a personal network monitoring assistant for your PRTG Network Monitor software," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "With mobile network monitoring, network administrators can maintain optimum network status and manage network events from wherever they are, even while they're travelling. Alarms are displayed directly in the phone's notification area and users can even view live data and change the monitoring status of various network sensors easily, right from their phone."
PRTGdroid is available now as a free download from Android Market. PRTGdroid connects to existing PRTG servers via HTTPS or HTTP over the mobile network, WiFi or VPN to provide at-a-glance access to detailed network status information. The app supports checking multiple accounts in the background and can alert using sound and/or vibration when out-of-compliance events occur in any of the configured accounts. The user can switch easily between different accounts without re-typing login data.
"We received a lot of positive feedback about our mobile app for the iPhone, and now Android users can enjoy mobile network monitoring on their devices as well," Paessler said. "Now network administrators have the freedom to step away from the office--for business travel, after hours or over the weekend--without the constant worry of network failures or other events calling them back to the office."
Monitoring data and alarm details are displayed on the Android phone or tablet with PRTG's built-in 'Mini HTML' interface, which is optimized for small displays and low bandwidth. Detailed lists, graphs, and status overviews are available within this interface. For a quick checkup, PRTGdroid users can access any sensor on the network for an on-demand status update.
The capability to check multiple PRTG installations with a single app also makes PRTGdroid ideal for ISPs, MSPs, larger PRTG deployments and enterprise systems.
PRTGdroid is compatible with all Android based smartphones or tablets using OS 2.1 or later and requires PRTG Network Monitor v8.3 or later, as well as accessibility to the PRTG web interface over 3G, EDGE, GPRS, WiFi/wirelessLAN or VPN.
Paessler AG leads the industry in providing the most powerful, affordable and easy-to-use network monitoring and testing solutions. The company's suite of just-right software products deliver peace of mind, confidence and convenience for businesses of all sizes - from Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) to large enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 companies. Based in Nuremberg, Germany, Paessler's global reach includes more than 150,000 active installations of its products. Founded in 1997, Paessler AG remains a privately held company and is recognized as both a member of the Cisco Developer Network and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit http://www.paessler.com.
SOURCE Paessler AG
CONTACT: Megan Parker of SS|PR, +1-847-415-9326, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Paessler AG
Monsoon Multimedia Announces Vulkano Flow General Availability
Vulkano Flow Allows Consumers to Carry Their TV Anywhere on Smartphones, PCs, Macs, iPads and Tablets for Only $99
SAN MATEO, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsoon Multimedia, a leading provider of video convergence products, today announced the general availability of the Vulkano Flow mobile accessory for TV anywhere. When connected to any set-top box, the new Vulkano Flow streams any TV channel a subscriber receives to mobile devices, tablets and computers inside or outside of the home.
The Flow has a simplified installation process and allows TV content viewing of any channel on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, iPads, Macs, PCs and soon on Windows 7 and Symbian devices. The Vulkano Flow is now available as a mobile accessory for $99 at Fry's Electronics, Amazon, TigerDirect and other leading retailers or through Monsoon's website: http://www.myvulkano.com.
"According to analysts, 2.5 billion phones, tablets and other mobile gadgets will be capable of connecting to the Internet around the globe by 2015, and video is becoming a huge part of how people are communicating and entertaining themselves," said Colin Stiles, EVP of sales and marketing at Monsoon. "We wanted to provide consumers with an affordable TV streaming accessory for their smartphones and tablets to watch their television programming service during their commute, while they are out of town or wherever they are regardless of their TV service provider."
After moving through the intuitive set-up process, Flow owners can download Vulkano apps onto their devices from http://www.myvulkano.com or from the respective device app store. Users can then select channels from the integrated electronic programming guide (EPG) to watch and control their TV service through a wired Ethernet, Wi-Fi or 3G connection from anywhere in the world. Software players for PCs/Macs, iPhone and iPad devices also come with Pause/Live functions to provide users with the option to fast-forward and rewind the content they are viewing.
Summary of Vulkano Flow Features:
-- Place shift television programming and view on smartphones, Android
tablets, iPads, PCs and Macs
-- Pause, fast-forward or rewind live TV
-- Browse EPG for shows and episode descriptions
-- Mark channels as Favorite for quick access
-- Watch and control your live TV on the go via Wi-Fi or 3G
-- Connect to all major TV sources - cable, DVD, satellite, DVR, TiVo
-- Stream video at H.264 standards at rates as low as 150kbps
-- Connects wirelessly through Vulkano's on board .11n WiFi to home router
-- TV content is passed from the set-top box's analog output (component,
composite) to Vulkano; using resolutions up to 1080i
Pricing and Availability
The Vulkano Flow is now available at http://www.myvulkano.com or from Fry's Electronics, Amazon, TigerDirect and other leading retailers and etailers for $99. The Flow comes pre-loaded with PC and Mac players, while iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, tablet and additional smartphone applications can be purchased for $12.99 each in the respective app stores.
About Monsoon Multimedia
Monsoon Multimedia provides advanced, standards-based multimedia products and convergence technologies for the PC, Mac, iPad, tablets and major smartphones. Founded by the founders of Dazzle and Emuzed, the company has offices in California, India, Russia and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.monsoonmultimedia.com.
Estonia's Certification Authority, AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Adopts Safelayer's PKI Technology
BARCELONA, Spain, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Safelayer Consolidated as a Supplier of eID and eSignature Solutions
for Certification Services Providers (CSPs)
AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Estonia's principal certification
authority and provider of certificates for authentication and digital signing
for the Estonian eID card, has chosen to adopt Safelayer's technology for
implementing public key infrastructure (PKI) services. To modernize its
infrastructure, AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus opted for Safelayer's technology
because of the robustness, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of the software
company's solutions for certification services providers (CSPs).
AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK) has provided certification and
digital signature services to Estonians since 2001. Its presence extends
throughout the Baltic region, and it has participated in numerous R&D
International projects. Since 2002, SK has issued digital certificates for
the Estonian eID card and worked to develop and foster the implementation of
electronic applications for the card. SK was a pioneer in the creation of
electronic signature verification services (with the deployment of the
DigiDoc service) and in developing identification systems using mobile
"This project strengthens Safelayer's strategy for major
authentication and eSignature trust management projects requiring solutions
for critical infrastructures, such as those offered by CSPs", says Francisco
Jordan, Safelayer's CEO and cofounder. Safelayer's KeyOne technology-used in
the Spanish eID card (DNIe), the largest eID project of its kind with more
than 21 million cards issued- features infrastructure solutions for eID and
PKI services. The company's solutions are complemented by the TrustedX
product, which implements digital identification and electronic signature
platforms. TrustedX was found to be the most complete technological solution
of its type in the EC's IDABC Programme's study "European Federated
Validation Service", which examined a number of European validation services
According to Kalev Pihl, SK's CEO, "SK is a pioneer in
continuously developing new trust services based on digital certificates and
in assuring the legal validity of the electronic signature. Safelayer offers
one of the most flexible and cost-effective solutions, which is characterized
by its capacity to adopt advances and new technical standards." SK's client
portfolio includes the Estonian court system and notaries, the Estonian
Central Bank and other commercial banks, and law enforcement agencies, which
means its services are used across a range of sectors that require secure
digital identification systems.
Safelayer is Common Criteria for Information Technology
Security Evaluation certified to EAL4+ (ALC_FLR.2) for its KeyOne and
TrustedX products. EAL4+ certification, which assures an independent and
systematic review of a product's completeness, is the benchmark adopted by
the ICT sector for providing the necessary and sufficient guarantees for
quality and reliability.
About AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK)
Sertifitseerimiskeskus (SK) was established in 2001 and is
still owned by Swedbank, SEB Pank, EMT and Elion (EMT and Elion are Estonian
Telecom subsidiaries). Its mission is to provide reliable and widely used eID
on the market. To fulfill its mission, SK provides certification, validity
confirmation and time-stamping services and develops and distributes the
technology for digital signing and authentication. AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus http://www.sk.ee
Founded in 1999, Safelayer Secure Communications S.A. http://www.safelayer.com is a Spanish company that specializes in developing
security solutions for managing digital identity and trust in information.
Its infrastructure solutions are used in government agencies, banking and
finance, insurance, large corporations, and security service providers, such
as CSPs. It is currently present in 13 countries across EMEA and LATAM via a
distribution channel of 21 VARs.
Premiere Online Destination for Bundled Vinyl & Lossless FLAC Products
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD), the award-winning sales, marketing and distribution arm of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, today announced the launch of Groovetown Vinyl (http://www.groovetownvinyl.com), an exciting online storefront specializing in high-quality audio products for the discerning music fan. For the first time, visitors to the site will be able to purchase "lossless" audio FLAC files bundled with collectible high quality vinyl at a discounted price.
"In recent years, there's been a revolution in sound quality and consumers are clamoring for the richest experience from their audio collection," stated Mitch Rotter, SVP Marketing & Product Development for UMGD. "Music fans have fallen in love all over again with the vinyl experience, from the packaging to the distinctive sound to the collectability, and the FLAC file provides the ease of digital listening without any of the sacrifice that normally accompanies digitally compressed audio files. Groovetown's quality audio products will satisfy all types of consumers - the audiophile, the technologist, and the true music aficionado."
For a limited time, visitors purchasing bundled FLAC and vinyl products will receive a 15% discount on all purchases and free shipping on transactions over $50.00. Visitors can also enter a sweepstakes to win a vinyl starter collection consisting of 1 copy of every LP available on the site. This promotion will run from April 6th to April 19th.
Groovetown is an online store that specializes in both vintage style vinyl products, as well as FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) music downloads - the "lossless" digital audio compresses music without any compromise to the audio quality of the original recording. Groovetown features recordings from such chart-topping artists as Eminem, Lady Gaga, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Guns N' Roses, and Weezer. Visit us at http://www.groovetownvinyl.com. Groovetown's commerce and media delivery is powered by Echospin, a leading technology company whose pioneering solutions enable rights holders to sell and promote digital, physical and mobile goods directly to fans.
About Universal Music Group Distribution
Universal Music Group Distribution is a division of Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, with wholly owned record operations or licensees in 77 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, the industry's leading global music publishing operation.
Universal Music Group's record labels include A&M/Octone, Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, Fonovisa, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, Lost Highway Records, Machete Music, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor Records, Show Dog - Universal Music, Universal Motown Republic Group, Universal Music Latino and Verve Music Group as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world's most popular artists and their recordings. UMG's catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes eLabs, its new media and technologies division; Bravado, its merchandising company; and Twenty-First Artists, its full service management division.
Universal Music Group is a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company.
SOURCE Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
CONTACT: Grant Pavolka of Universal Music Group, +1-212-331-2562, email@example.com
Ushering in a New Era: RiT Technologies Unveils Fresh New "Look"
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 6, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RiT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT) today unveiled a fresh new
"look" and corporate identity to symbolize its leadership of a growing
industry. RiT's energetic new logo and corporate design capture the Company's
spirit and excitement as it enters the next stage in its two-decade
"RiT's dynamic new look is a visual symbol for a company in
motion - a company entering a new growth phase," commented Julia Geva, RiT's
AVP Marketing. "The processes that we have been pursuing during the past
year, including the improvement of our operations across the board, the
beginning of an aggressive outreach into new vertical markets and
territories, and the development of exciting new products, have moved the
Company into a whole new positioning, and we believe that we are poised for a
significant step forward. We hope our new logo and 'look' capture the
enthusiasm that we feel about the future."
RiT's new look represents a cross-portfolio promise to deliver
the same excellence and reliability, integrity and transparency that RiT has
always displayed to its customers, partners and suppliers, only now with a
fresh burst of energy and color. With expanded channels and new products
under development, RiT will be able to deliver even more value to its current
customers, including the datacenters and people/workspace environments of
Fortune-500 financial enterprises, airport authorities, health institutions,
government agencies and telcos, while also reaching out to new customers in
small-to-medium-sized (SMB) markets and other types of businesses.
About RiT Technologies
RiT is a leading provider of intelligent solutions for
infrastructure management, asset management, environment and security, and
network utilization. RiT Enterprise solutions address datacenters,
communication rooms and workspace environments, ensuring maximum utilization,
reliability, decreased downtime, physical security, automated deployment,
asset tracking, and troubleshooting. RiT Carrier solutions provide carriers
with the full array of network mapping, testing and bandwidth qualification
capabilities needed for access network installation and service provisioning.
RiT's field-tested solutions are delivering value in thousands of
installations for top-tier enterprises and operators throughout the world.
In this press release, all statements that are not purely
about historical facts, including, but not limited to, those in which we use
the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "intend," "estimate",
"forecast", "target", "could" and similar expressions, are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. For example, when we discuss a field trial which could lead to a
multi-million dollar Carrier deal, we are using a forward looking statement.
While these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what
may happen in the future, actual results may differ materially from the
results expressed or implied by these statements due to numerous important
factors, including, but not limited to, those described under the heading
"Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 20-F, which may be revised or supplemented
in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These factors include, but are not
limited to, the following: our ability to raise additional financing, if
required; the continued development of market trends in directions that
benefit our sales; our ability to maintain and grow our revenues; our
dependence upon independent distributors, representatives and strategic
partners; our ability to develop new products and enhance our existing
products; the availability of third-party components used in our products;
the economic condition of our customers; the impact of government regulation;
and the economic and political situation in Israel. We are under no
obligation, and expressly disclaim any obligation, to update the
forward-looking statements in this press release, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
Lavalife Reveals the Secret to Successful Modern Relationships: Technology
Leading online dating site offers vows for boosting your bond: the electronic "I dos and don'ts" for keeping your connection secure
TORONTO,April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --In today's busy world, people will do anything to save a minute in the day. They substitute a phone call with an email, swap a face-to-face conversation for a text, even instant-message Mom. In an era where technology is king, it has become the go-to tool for finding a relationship and communicating with mates and loved ones. But techies beware: relying too much on technology can send mixed signals and even sabotage intimacy.
"In the beginning, everything is great. For those who love technology, there is no better place to find a relationship than online," explains Kim Hughes, Singles and Dating Expert for Lavalife. "And to prove that this is the best place for techies to find love, Lavalife is offering a free subscription for all new U.S. members who sign up now."
According to a recent BBC World poll that surveyed internet users in 19 countries, 1-in-3 are looking for romance online. Once a relationship is formed with a friend or a lover, technology then takes over as the leading method of communication.
"We've reached a point where we can't live without water, food, air and some sort of handheld device," laughs Hughes. "The key is making sure that technology is one method of expression and not the only means of communication."
With this in mind, Lavalife, the expert in building relationships through technology, introduces 10 vows for sustaining your relationship electronically:
Technology "I Dos"
-- Use an online dating website like Lavalife.com to find love. It allows
you to search for other singles, be specific about what you are looking
for and find a date on your own schedule.
-- Use email or E-letter writing to express yourself. Some of us are not as
good with words and tend to get tongue-tied, saying the wrong thing at
the wrong time. If you have something important to say to your mate or
loved one and can't express it verbally, write it down in an email or
letter and then discuss their response or reaction in person.
-- Send brief text messages just to let your mate or friends know that you
are thinking of them. It's a quick and easy way to make someone feel
-- Do use Skype, email, text messaging and any form of technology to keep a
long-distance relationship alive. Since you are missing the in-person
connection, relying on technology will help keep the bond.
-- Use technology to keep people updated on what you are doing. Update your
Facebook status and page with pictures from your latest adventure. Send
a quick text to a colleague if you are running late. Email your travel
schedule to your family before a trip.
Technology "I Don'ts"
-- Don't put it in print. Couples argue via email or text message at their
peril. Not only do they lose the human interaction which can help to
solve the problem but they are putting all of their angry or negative
feelings into print - allowing them to be revisited and brought up over
and over again.
-- Your smartphone should never be the third wheel on your date. Nobody is
so important that they cannot sit through a date or dinner with friends
without checking their phone. Try leaving your phone in your pocket or
purse until the end of the evening. You may be surprised at how good it
feels to focus on the company you are with.
-- Save some for the imagination. Oftentimes couples who text each other
too frequently throughout the day are left with nothing to talk about
when they return home to each other in the evening. Use texting as a
teaser for more details to come.
-- Sending a text after a first date is a wimpy way out. Guys and girls who
text immediately after a date send mixed signals. For some it is a quick
way to write off a bad date without guilt; for others it is a way to
keep the person hanging on, just in case you want to see them again.
Either way - it leaves things unclear, which can be messy.
-- Don't dial, email or update when drunk. This goes for sending a work
email after too many cocktails, updating your Facebook status or texting
potential lovers. A drunken email or text message never captures exactly
what you mean and like all technology, once it's out there, you can't
take it back.