XOJET Installing Aircell High Speed Internet on Entire Fleet Under the 'Why Fly Without Wi-Fi !' Initiative
XOJET Will Become the First Major Player in Business Aviation to Offer a Broadband Internet Experience on Every Flight
TETERBORO, N.J., June 10 -- NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum -- Business aviation leader XOJET, Inc. announces that its fleet of Bombardier Challenger 300 and Cessna Citation X jets will feature high speed Internet. In partnership with Aircell, the world's leading provider of airborne communications, XOJET is currently installing Aircell High Speed Internet on all aircraft in the fleet. With more than 70% of the fleet installed by the end of June and the entire fleet scheduled for completion in July, XOJET will become the first business aviation operator to offer wireless service on every flight in the Continental United States.
Representing a dramatic advance in airborne technology, Aircell High Speed Internet will provide XOJET customers with an inflight Internet experience that equals or exceeds what they experience on the ground. XOJET customers will be able to use any Wi-Fi enabled devices including laptops, netbooks and smartphones to access the Internet in flight. They will be able to browse websites, send and receive e-mail with attachments, access a corporate VPN, conduct research, download music, and much more.
Benjamin Murray, President of XOJET, said, "High Speed Internet will give our passengers exactly what they want - the ability to create an on-demand 'flying board room' to continue doing business in flight. With a fast connection that's easy to use, they simply connect and the entire Internet is at their disposal. We're thrilled to offer it."
John Wade, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Aircell, said, "Business aircraft operators are quickly realizing that the inflight connectivity landscape has completely changed in the past 12 months. XOJET is an impressive company, and we're proud to be working with them to bring full connectivity services to their entire fleet."
Another important aspect of the XOJET experience is its commitment to flight safety and reliability. With Aircell High Speed Internet, airborne XOJET flight crews will remain connected to the company's centralized dispatch system via handheld mobile device, and electronic flight bag applications will be linked directly with each aircraft. This will allow automatic updates and real-time access to key safety and service data. The aircraft will also download real-time data en route, allowing the team to optimize the flight for comfort and safety and deliver unprecedented performance for customers. "We are proud to have the highest safety ratings in the industry, being the only firm to be ranked #1 or #2 in all 12 ARG/US categories. The addition of the upgraded electronic flight bag and the real-time inflight access to aircraft data will allow us to continue to push the industry to deliver superior safety and service," said Dave Cox, SVP of Operations for XOJET. "Why Fly without Wi-Fi! extends beyond customer usage and begs the question why all business jets would not be using the most updated technology to improve safety and performance for their clients."
XOJET serves five continents and more than 25,000 airports. XOJET, Inc. is currently the number two private jet fleet operator in transcontinental flights in the U.S. employing over 100 full-time pilots, who logged over 8.5 million miles in travel last year.
XOJET's unique delivery and service model has proven to be an attractive alternative to fractional programs or distributed charter. XOJET's growing customer demand for its services has allowed it to be one of the few players in the industry to take delivery of new planes in 2010. The expansion of its current fleet of upgraded Challenger CL300s and Citation Xs coincides with the strongest financial performance in XOJET, Inc.'s history.
About XOJET, Inc.
Founded in 2006, XOJET, Inc. has quickly become one of the world's fastest growing private aviation companies, built on a unique business model that combines private jet ownership, membership and charter travel with a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client experience. Among its clients, XOJET is known for exceptional service, brand new jets, unmatched economics, and stringent safety practices. XOJET is backed by TPG, a leading global private investment firm with over $45 billion of capital under management.
XOJET's award-winning, in-house safety and maintenance program rivals the world's best commercial airlines, and has earned the company the highest ranking in four key categories - more than any other operator - from Aviation Research Group. XOJET has also been named a Robb Report "Best of Private Aviation" winner and one of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies. For more information, visit http://www.xojet.com or call 888-759-6538.
Aircell is the world's leading provider of airborne communications and a single-source, turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support. With a global sales and support presence, its products are offered by virtually every fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation, and are installed aboard the world's four largest fractional ownership fleets.
As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary new mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, known as Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. The Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business Aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay In Touch, In Flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit http://www.aircell.com.
Source: XOJET, Inc.
CONTACT: Amanda Schuon, +1-310-550-7200, Amanda@tbtpr.com, for XOJET
UTV Ignition Entertainment Announces El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
An adventure that transcends Heaven and Earth to grace the PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360(TM) in 2011
LONDON and GLENDALE, Calif., June 10 -- UTV Ignition Entertainment has been very pleased to see the global support and interest in our upcoming title El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron following its recent Japanese debut. We are now proud to announce the game for both the North America and Europe gaming markets.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is a 3rd person fantasy action title inspired by events in the Old Testament, in particular the apocryphal 'Book of Enoch'. Enoch, a brave and just human, is caught up in a pivotal battle raging between Heaven and the Fallen Angels. Though lacking their monstrous powers, he must overcome the Fallen Angels in order to save humankind from a great flood ordered by Heaven to wash away their twisted empire on Earth. In order to succeed, he must use his natural combat skills and master a range of powerful Heavenly weapons under the guidance of four watchful Archangels. Heaven's true wild card is Lucifel, the enigmatic red-eyed angel, who is always in Enoch's ear with a word of advice and a line in dry wit. The tale combines adventure, humor, and horror, along with breathtaking beauty and heart-tugging emotion.
We are taking enormous care to ensure that the game is presented in a manner that preserves its creators' vision so that, no matter who plays the game or where they are from, this unique creative impulse shines through. We are sure that El Shaddai will capture the imagination of gamers, just as it has captivated the 100-plus strong team who has spent the last few years bringing it to life.
Our Tokyo-based studio has amassed a hugely talented and visionary team, headed by Sawaki Takeyasu (Game Director, Character Designer) and Masato Kimura (Producer), both of whom have experience of bringing stunning games to market, with credits including Devil May Cry, Okami and Viewtiful Joe. They have been working diligently to create something truly original and iconic for the gaming community in El Shaddai. "When developing this title, it was imperative that we give these immensely talented game designers total artistic freedom," says Ignition Entertainment Chairman Hassan Sadiq. "And they have truly risen to the occasion by forging an adventure that combines a compelling, universally relatable story line with deep gameplay and a uniquely expressive visual style."
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will be available for Xbox 360(TM) and PlayStation®3 in 2011, and Ignition Entertainment will be sharing further information directly following our official unveiling at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles next week.
Source: UTV Ignition Entertainment
CONTACT: Chrissy Kelleher, 1-212-689-6360, or Blain Howard,
More and More Verizon Wireless Customers Use Skype mobile for Unlimited Skype-to-Skype Calls Around the World
Skype mobile to Get Even Better with Korean and Chinese Language Support, Enhanced User Interface and Availability on 3G Multimedia Handsets
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., June 10 -- Skype mobile(TM) from Verizon Wireless gives customers another easy way to stay connected with friends, family and colleagues all over the world. Available only from Verizon Wireless, Skype mobile is an easy-to-download and free app for 3G Smartphone customers.
Skype mobile from Verizon Wireless, currently available on 12 different smartphones, will expand to more handsets later this year, including several 3G Multimedia phones. In addition to Spanish, Skype mobile will also be available in Korean and simple Chinese, providing more flexibility and the ability to communicate with people around the world. Skype mobile customers will soon see an enhanced user interface with a drop-down menu with flags for international dialing.
"Skype mobile from Verizon Wireless not only takes advantage of the reliability and breadth of our wireless network, but it's also proving to be a great option for military families with loved ones stationed overseas, people with relatives in Asia or South America, and businesses with a global presence," said Jennifer Byrne, executive director of business development, Verizon Wireless. "And, with the World Cup starting soon, there's no better way to talk or chat about the action with far-flung fans and family than Skype mobile."
Skype-to-Skype calls and chats are unlimited and free when initiated with Skype mobile from a Verizon Wireless 3G Smartphone with a data plan to any of the more than 580 million Skype users anywhere in the world. The calls run on the United States' largest and most reliable wireless voice network, providing outstanding call quality and allowing the app to work with traditional voice products, including Bluetooth® headsets. Skype mobile calls made to domestic landline and wireless numbers use minutes from customers' voice plans, and Skype mobile calls to international numbers are charged Skype's low, international rates.
Customers with DROID smartphones can download the highly rated app from the Verizon Channel in Android Market(TM), and customers with certain BlackBerry® smartphones can download it from http://www.skype.com/vzw using their smartphones' browsers. Customers can also text "SKYPE" to 2255 to get a message with the link to download Skype mobile.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Source: Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Debra Lewis , Verizon Wireless , +1-908-559-7512,
SIX FLAGS PARTNERS WITH FOURSQUARE AND LAUNCHES NEW FAN BADGE
NEW YORK, June 10 -- Six Flags Entertainment announced today a partnership with location-based innovator foursquare with the launch of a "Six Flags Funatic Badge" available to fans throughout all 11 Six Flags domestic parks nationwide. June 10 through Sept. 7, 2010, Six Flags will offer foursquare players "badges" and special prizes including a chance to win a 2011 50th anniversary "Exit Pass" allowing immediate ride access onto Six Flags signature coasters all season long; and each park's final foursquare "Mayor" will receive a 2011 Season Pass.
Users who "check-in" at the same Six Flags theme park 10 times will earn a Six Flags Funatic foursquare badge and will be entered to win a 2011 "Exit Pass." The badge will be available to fans through Sept. 7, 2010 and will conclude by granting each park's present Six Flags foursquare "Mayor" a 2011 Season Pass.
"Foursquare presents another unique way for Six Flags to engage our fans while creating a virtual loyalty program," said Jackie Gagne, Six Flags Director of Direct and Digital Marketing. "What really separates foursquare from other social sites are the game's incentives and the ability to share experiences with others."
Six Flags continues to expand its presence in the social media realm with active participation on several sites including Twitter, YouTube and MySpace; boasts more than one million fans through its national and local Facebook pages and hosts a national blog. The theme park company recently launched the Six Flags Fun Finder iPhone App, a free interactive, thrill guide designed to help guests maximize their fun at the parks; and will soon tap into the world of social gaming with the all-new Six Flags Mascot Park.
About Six Flags:
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.
foursquare is a mobile application that aims to encourage users to explore their neighborhoods and then reward people for doing so. We do this by combining our friend-finder and social city guide elements with game mechanics - our users earn points, win mayorships and unlock badges for trying new places and revisiting old favorites. foursquare was launched in March 2009. For more information, visit http://www.foursquare.com/.
Source: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
CONTACT: Angel Aristone, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation,
Calgon Relaunches TakeMeAway.com Website and E-Commerce
TakeMeAway.com Now Features a Fragrance Finder, Trivia Quiz and Store Locator
BALTIMORE, June 10 -- Calgon, a leading bath and beauty brand best known for its iconic tagline "Calgon, Take Me Away!," announced today the launch of their newly designed website, http://www.takemeaway.com. This announcement comes on the heels of a complete rebranding effort for the brand announced in December 2009, including new packaging, logo, product extensions and a bold new marketing campaign. The new takemeaway.com reinforces Calgon's strong brand heritage in the bath category with fully refreshed and revitalized imagery to help consumers rediscover an engaging and sensual Calgon experience. The site's e-commerce has also been fully revamped to offer all of the new Calgon products such as the newly packaged Bath Beads cylinders.
One of the primary goals of the redesigned takemeaway.com was to engage and inspire current and new visitors with an interactive, user-friendly website. The overall aesthetic integrates a bolder, brighter color palette to complement the new colorful packaging from the rebranding. Floating throughout the background of the website are moving bubbles, a playful feature that reinforces the brand's rich bath history. Product shots are also used as visual focal points with three rotating messages featuring new product launches. In addition, the homepage includes new interactive features such as $1 off online coupon, official Facebook and Twitter links, and fun Calgon trivia to instantly engage with consumers.
Another major emphasis in the redesign was placed on educating consumers about the new products and fragrances, and guiding them to a convenient store location. A new store locator map function was implemented to help direct consumers to convenient store locations in the United States and Canada with the use of a dynamic map and ZIP code search. An interactive "Fragrance Finder" tool is another consumer-friendly feature that was designed to help visitors find their signature Calgon fragrance based on scent preferences and emotional associations. Product pages also educate the consumer on feature ingredients and skin benefits while offering convenient links to learn more and purchase other Calgon products and fragrances.
Takemeaway.com also highlights emblematic "Calgon, Take Me Away!" moments that have been embedded within pop culture -- citing references in TV shows, films and music. YouTube videos featuring Calgon's iconic television commercials are also featured, along with a trivia quiz with some of the brand's most famous cultural references. In addition, the website also encourages current Calgon fans to post their own "Calgon, Take Me Away" moments by integrating into the "Community" Section a live Twitter feed of tweets citing Calgon's memorable tagline.
"We are delighted to engage our customers with an enhanced website that will not only educate our consumers, but also inspire them," said Bernie Kropfelder, EVP of Marketing and Sales of Ilex Consumer Products Group. "The website's user-friendly, interactive capabilities and impactful imagery embody our rebranding efforts and the future direction of the brand. We are confident that both old and new visitors to the site will rediscover an engaging and sensual Calgon experience that is fun, exciting and accessible."
Takemeaway.com was built and designed by Fastspot based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Calgon is a complete line of bath and beauty products managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group. The Calgon brand launched in 1946 and in the 1960s became famous with their tagline "Take Me Away!" which has become a widely known pop culture reference. In 2010, Calgon will relaunch with 30 new products on the marketplace, giving the Calgon brand the widest range of specialty bath and basic bath products in the category. Calgon is sold at Walmart, CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Kroger and Fred Meyer among other national retailers. Calgon products can also be found online at http://www.takemeaway.com/.
CONTACT: Courtney Jacobs of Alliance, +1-212-546-2372,
Huntsville Will Be Location of First Store in the State
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 10 -- Gamer Doc(TM), the retail video game store franchise that delivers a new and interactive customer experience, today announced that franchisee Tom Wang has signed the lease for his store at 4925 University Drive, Suite 166, in Huntsville, Alabama.
"The Gamer Doc in Alabama will be our second store in the Southeast, and we are very pleased to be expanding our presence in that part of the country," said Jim Belanger, president of Gamer Doc. "We have sold 20 stores in the two years since the company was started, and the Huntsville store continues our momentum and strategy of steady, successful growth."
The Huntsville Gamer Doc is expected to open at the end of July or early August.
"Tom is a wonderful addition to the Gamer Doc family," Belanger said. "He has a strong retail background, and understands that the customer experience is what sets us apart from other video game stores. We are excited to be working with him as we introduce Gamer Doc to the Huntsville area."
Gamer Doc features Xbox® 360, PlayStation® and Wii® Gamer Centers, making it easy to find games, consoles and accessories for each platform. Customers can buy, rent, sell, play, pick-up, pre-order or trade-in a game, drop-off a disc or console for repair or their PC for a game download, sign-up for an upcoming in-store tournament, or rent the Pro Player room for a private party. HD flat-panel monitors and cables are also available, and the knowledgeable staff is happy to show customers how to hook-up their systems, share tips on how to improve their scores, try out new games, and answer any questions they might have.
"I look forward to working with Tom to bring the Gamer Doc experience to Huntsville, where we will be the destination of choice for gamers of all ages and skill levels," Belanger said.
Gamer Doc is an innovative franchise concept that offers the opportunity to own, develop and operate a retail video game emporium. Launched in December 2007, Gamer Doc delivers a new and interactive experience to all customers. From dedicated gamers to Mom or Dad who want to try out a game, trade-in some old games or check out the latest titles and consoles from Microsoft®, Nintendo®, and Sony®, all customers will enjoy the ultimate gaming experience. Gamer Doc offices are located in Newport Beach, Calif. For more information, please visit http://www.gamerdoc.com or call 888-426-5576.
Xbox 360 is a trademark of Microsoft Corp. PlayStation is a registered trademark of Sony Corp. Wii is a registered trademark of Nintendo Corp.
Source: Gamer Doc
CONTACT: Pat Harriman of Gamer Doc, +1-949-370-2075,
The new and improved Darden site was designed to provide more comprehensive and easy to access information about the company and its brands. More extensive content was developed to help better communicate with and educate prospective employees, investors, media and the philanthropic community.
"Both of these new sites play important roles in communicating with key stakeholders," said Bob McAdam, senior vice president of Government & Community Affairs for Darden. "In order to strengthen Darden's brand identity and engage relevant audiences, it was important to build a more vibrant Darden website that tells our story in a compelling and differentiating way. Likewise, our new sustainability site allows our employees, guests, business partners and other interested parties to understand our approach to sustainability and monitor our progress."
In addition to more robust content, Darden's new website offers visitors:
-- New, streamlined navigation features
-- Video content
-- Employee stories
-- Information on Darden's commitments to the community
Darden created the new sustainability microsite to provide information on the company's
sustainability strategy, how it's implementing sustainable practices, and its progress along the way.
The new sustainability microsite features:
-- Information on Darden's commitment to seafood sustainability and how
the company is working to help ensure the health of global fisheries
-- Key commitments, including the company's goal to reduce per-restaurant
energy and water use by 15 percent by 2015
-- Strategic partnerships with third-party organizations including the
Sustainability Consortium and the New England Aquarium
-- Video testimonials from Darden employees and partners
"Sustainability plays a big part in our overall business strategy as we strive to make a difference on issues ranging from seafood sustainability to energy efficiency, and from water use to how we treat our employees," said Ian Olson, director of Sustainability for Darden. "Our new microsite will enable us to provide the most up-to-date information about our sustainability efforts. It's also a great way to engage our 180,000 employees on sustainability issues, in particular our Green Teams, whose effort and input have been critical to the success of our sustainability strategy."
About Darden Restaurants
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), the world's largest full-service restaurant company, owns and operates 1,800 restaurants that generate more than $7 billion in annual sales. Headquartered in Orlando, and employing approximately 180,000 people, Darden is recognized for a culture that rewards caring for and responding to people. Our restaurant brands - Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze and Seasons 52 - reflect the rich diversity of those who dine with us. Our brands are built on deep insights into what our guests want. For more information, please visit http://www.darden.com.
BonitaSoft: One Year Old and Already a Worldwide Leader in Open Source Business Process Management
PARIS, June 10, 2010-- BonitaSoft, leading provider of open source BPM solutions, is
celebrating its first birthday. Created just last year, the French start-up
experienced a meteoric rise and is one of a select group of successful open
source vendors. BonitaSoft's business process management solution, Bonita
Open Solution, has already been deployed in over 200 countries.
"Twelve months ago, we promised the democratization of BPM and
we are keeping our promise. In one year, we have seen the number of downloads
double - to 300,000, including 100,000 in just the last four months. Our
community of contributors has tripled, exceeding a thousand, and more than 20
integration partners have joined us. With all of this, we are covering five
continents today," said Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and co-founder of
BonitaSoft also counts 60,000 unique visitors each month to
its Web site, more than 1,000 messages exchanged each month in the community
forums, an online TV channel with more than 30,000 views, and technology
partnerships with some of the biggest names in open source enterprise
software: Talend, JasperSoft, and eXo Platform.
The company is also enjoying commercial success. Since the
release of Bonita Open Solution in January 2010, dozens of new clients on
three continents and eight countries (France, Spain, the United States,
Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Belgium and Malaysia) have put their trust in
To celebrate its anniversary, BonitaSoft is offering the
community a brand new version of its open source business process management
software, Bonita Open Solution 5.2, and a full range of professional services
(training, expertise, support and subscription) to support BPM projects in
companies and organizations of all sizes, at all stages of development and
"We really wanted to provide maximum functionality in this new
version. On one hand we improved modeling, connectivity and customization;
and on the other hand we made a la carte deployment of Bonita Solution in
private and public clouds, application servers and light Web applications -
the key environments of our customers - easier," explained Charles Souillard,
Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of BonitaSoft.
This new version of the software offers a number of important
improvements: modeling of complex processes; further conformance to the BPMN2
standard, native integration of business rules; custom BPM applications
development; and import of existing processes in BPMN2, XPDL, and JPDL
formats. This makes it easier to migrate solutions from BPM and BPA vendors
such as Tibco, Lombardi / IBM, Oracle, SoftwareAG, RedHat / JBoss and Mega.
Interoperability has also been enhanced in this new version: SAP,
Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SharePoint connectors have been added,
bringing the number of connectors available in Bonita Open Solution to over
100 - not counting the more than 40 connectors contributed by the very active
BonitaSoft Open Source community.
Bonita Open Solution 5.2 will be available to download from
the BonitaSoft web site on June 10, 2010, beginning at 6:00 pm CET: http://www.bonitasoft.com
BonitaSoft is the leading provider of open source business process
management (BPM) software. Created in 2009 by the founders of Bonita project,
BonitaSoft democratize the use of BPM in companies of all sizes with an
intuitive and powerful solution with an optimum cost. The Bonita solution has
been downloaded more than 300.000 times to date by companies and
World's Top Panel Companies Join Forces with Imperium to Advance Data Quality Across the Market Research Industry
Panel Services and Technology Leaders Partner to Create ICE(TM)--The First Broad-Based Category Exclusion Program
WESTPORT, Conn., June 10 -- The world's major panel companies--collectively accounting for more than 50% of global online sample--have come together with Imperium, a leading technology development firm, to create Imperium Category Exclusion (ICE(TM)), the first broad-based category exclusion program for the market research industry. Authentic Response, e-Rewards/Research Now, Global Market Insite, Inc. (GMI), Survey Sampling International, Toluna and uSamp have formed an industry-wide ICE User Group--which is open to any panel services company--with the goal of driving optimal sample quality.
The ICE User Group is a complementary partnership that is focused on delivering major quality advances to the market research industry. The panel company members bring deep knowledge of sampling and research, while Imperium adds extensive experience in the design, development and execution of technology solutions. By collaborating to bring these capabilities together, the ICE User Group is working to drive significant improvements in data integrity that will benefit the entire industry.
ICE is the third component in the suite of data quality offerings Imperium provides to the global market research industry, including the Verity(TM) respondent validation service and the RelevantID® digital fingerprinting technology. Available to all RelevantID users, ICE makes product category part of each respondent's digital fingerprint. As a respondent takes an ICE client survey, this data can be used to exclude those who have recently participated in similar surveys, helping to eliminate potential respondent biases.
"What's unique about the ICE offering is that it provides a broader approach to category exclusions," said Marshall Harrison, Founder and CEO of Imperium. "Companies often rely on multiple sources for survey respondents, and while respondent providers can exclude individuals that have recently participated in a study for a specific product category, ICE helps the industry look at respondent behaviors in full to make more educated sampling decisions.
"Many market research firms look to partner with a third-party provider for solutions to ensure the validity, uniqueness and responsiveness of survey respondents. Imperium is a provider for the industry's largest and most forward-thinking firms, including Toluna, Survey Sampling, eRewards, Authentic Response, GMI and uSamp. We are proud these panel leaders looked to us to help evolve their data quality with the creation of ICE(TM)."
The panel companies taking part in the collaboration are equally pleased to be working with Imperium to broaden the industry's range of data quality tools. ICE User Group members agree that the solutions coming out of the partnership will ensure all panel companies can provide their clients with the highest standards of quality and accuracy.
"ICE is an extremely effective and practical solution to capturing and analyzing important cross-panel respondent participation measures, supported largely by the scale of charter members represented in this initiative," said Dan Fitzgerald, VP/GM Americas, Global Market Insite, Inc. "We are pleased to work with Imperium and all the participating firms."
"Our clients look to us to provide a quality product, no questions asked. Having the ability to broaden our approach to category exclusions is an invaluable tool to us and our clients," adds Hugh Davis, Chief Strategy Officer, Toluna. "By working with our cross-industry team, we are able to make greater quality strides in a faster timeframe than any of us could achieve alone--and our clients will realize the benefits."
Craig Stevens, EVP Americas for e-Rewards / Research Now, adds "We are pleased to work with our colleagues in support of this important initiative. Adding the category exclusion capability to the RelevantID and Verity services creates a robust quality enhancement solution for the online market research industry."
Imperium is a leading technology development firm specializing in the design, development, implementation and support of database systems for business intelligence and integrated e-business solutions. Imperium provides innovative products and services in the areas of market research, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, marketing, advertising and web design.
Our brands include RelevantID® - the leading industry digital fingerprinting technology for fraud prevention, Verity(TM) - the data validation service that confirms the accuracy of a person's name, address and other demographics, and RelevantView®- technology that captures user's online experience on websites and web applications. Imperium is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.
CONTACT: Marshall C Harrison 203.221.1300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Actelion Introduces First Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Multimedia Mobile Application for Healthcare Professionals
Application provides on-the-go disease pathology, diagnosis, treatment information
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 10 -- Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. is announcing the availability of the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Mobile Reference Guide, the first multimedia smart phone application that provides information on PAH disease, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals. The complimentary application, which is available on the iPhone®, iPad®, or BlackBerry® for download at http://www.pahmobile.com or by texting "PAH" to 30305, is accessible from any location.
PAH is a complex disease with diagnosis often delayed for more than two years from onset of symptoms . Dr. Richard Krasuski, staff cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic stated, "Having this mobile resource of PAH pathology and diagnosis including echocardiogram videos is an important reference tool to help doctors suspect and identify PAH earlier. I am excited to have this unique tool available for physicians that diagnose, treat and follow PAH patients."
The PAH Mobile Reference Guide provides a detailed source of information, including:
-- PAH Pathology: illustrations and videos
-- Diagnosis: tools and tables detailing signs, symptoms, and tests
-- Treatment: guidelines and algorithms
-- Resources: PAH links, glossary, and references
"PAH is a serious disease that is commonly overlooked or misdiagnosed. While there has been great progress in developing better treatment options and improving patient care in recent years, there is more work to be done," stated Shal Jacobovitz, president of Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. "As a leader in PAH, Actelion is pleased to make this PAH Mobile Reference Guide available to physicians. We are committed to the PAH community and look forward to developing more innovative tools that can improve patient care."
About Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a chronic, life-threatening disorder characterized by abnormally high blood pressure in the arteries between the heart and lungs of an affected individual. The function of the heart and lungs is severely compromised, leading to a limited exercise capacity, and, ultimately, a reduced life expectancy. Approximately 100,000 people in Europe and the United States are afflicted with either idiopathic PAH or PAH associated with other conditions such as scleroderma or congenital heart disease. Approved therapies have shown positive treatment effects in patients with PAH [2,3].
1. Humbert M, Sitbon O, Chaouat A, et al. Pulmonary arterial hypertension in France. Results from a national registry. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;173:1023-1030.
2. Humbert M; Sitbon O; Simonneau G. Treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension. N. Eng. J. Med. 2004;351:1425-36.
3. Humbert M; Morrell NW; Archer SL; et al. Cellular and molecular pathobiology of pulmonary arterial hypertension. J. Am. Coll.
About Actelion's PAH Franchise
Actelion is dedicated to providing best-in-class therapies and industry leading resources for people living with PAH. In addition to its marketed products, Actelion leads the way in continuing to explore cutting-edge science to advance PAH patient care. Further highlighting its commitment to patients, Actelion sponsors the REVEAL registry - the world's largest PAH patient registry.
About Actelion Ltd
Actelion Ltd is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Allschwil/Basel, Switzerland (with US headquarters in SSF. Actelion, founded in late 1997, is a leading player in innovative science related to the endothelium - the single layer of cells separating every blood vessel from the blood stream. Actelion's 2000-plus employees focus on discovery, development and marketing of innovative drugs for significant unmet medical needs. Actelion shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: ATLN) as part of the Swiss blue-chip index SMI (Swiss Market Index SMI®).
Source: Actelion Ltd
CONTACT: Danielle Bertrand of WCG, +1-415-946-1056,
email@example.com, for Actelion
U.S. Bank Partners with CashEdge to Launch Online and Mobile Person-to-Person Payments - Nation's 5th Largest Bank to Offer Popmoney
NEW YORK and MINNEAPOLIS, June 10 -- CashEdge, Inc. (http://www.cashedge.com), the leading provider of Intelligent Money Movement(TM) services, and U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the nation, announced today that they are partnering to launch CashEdge's person-to-person (P2P) online and mobile payments service, Popmoney(TM), later this year. U.S. Bank will offer Popmoney to its mobile banking customers through usbank.com and the downloadable mobile banking application, the U.S. Bank Mobile Wallet.
U.S. Bank is the first large U.S. bank to offer a mobile P2P solution that enables users to send money directly from their bank account to anyone with an email address, mobile phone number and a bank account.
"U.S. Bank is committed to the mobile channel, and meeting the emerging needs of our rapidly growing mobile customer base," said Meheriar Hasan, Head of the Internet and Mobile Channel at U.S. Bank. "Popmoney is a secure, easy to use payment service, and we are very excited to offer it to our customers."
"Through Popmoney, U.S. Bank Mobile Wallet users will benefit from the proven reliability, security and robustness of CashEdge's money movement platform, which in 2009 processed nearly $50 billion in online funds transfers for bank customers. For current CashEdge clients, Popmoney is a simple upgrade of their existing TransferNow service," said Neil Platt, Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Banking, CashEdge Inc.
About U.S. Bancorp
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $282 billion in assets as of March 31, 2010, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,025 banking offices in 24 states and 5,312 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at usbank.com.
CashEdge is a leading provider of Intelligent Money Movement(TM) solutions for financial institutions, including mobile and online person-to-person (P2P) payments, account transfers, account opening and funding, small business applications and financial account aggregation. The Company's clients include hundreds of leading financial institutions, including seven of the ten largest banks in the country, for which they move more than $50B every year. CashEdge's newest offering, Popmoney(TM), is a bank-enabled P2P service that is live at leading banks in the U.S.
CashEdge's industry-leading products include Popmoney(TM) for person-to-person payments; OpenNow®/FundNow® for new account opening and funding; TransferNow® for Consumers, which includes Me-to-Me and Third Party Transfers; and TransferNow® for Small Businesses, which includes Invoicing, Me-to-Me Transfers, Employee Payments and Vendor Payments. All CashEdge products are supported by industry-leading risk management capabilities that leverage proprietary technology to help financial institutions mitigate risk and decrease fraud exposure.
The Company is headquartered in New York with offices in Silicon Valley and India. For more information, visit http://www.cashedge.com.
The above contains statements that are based on subjective views, opinions or beliefs of the management. The data provided herein is based solely on CashEdge's solutions and does not relate to any specific financial institution or client or the industry.
Source: CashEdge, Inc.
CONTACT: Jennifer Moritz, Zer0 to 5ive, +1-917-748-4006,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jennifer Wendt, U.S. Bank Media Relations,
Sena Cases Announces Six New Beautiful Leather Cases for Apple's iPhone 4
Coveted, Luxury, High-End Leather Cases -- A Stylish & Fashionable Accessory for the New Apple iPhone 4
TUSTIN, Calif., June 10 -- On the heels of Apple's latest revolutionary launch, Sena Cases launches a line of fantastic, protective leather cases for the new iPhone 4. Among a slew of iPhone accessories hitting the market, California-based luxury iPhone device accessory designer, Sena Cases, announces a NEW special collection of cases for the iPhone 4. Sena Cases offers a unique and forward thinking approach with its handcrafted iPhone cases coupled with popular styles. The new cases are precisely handcrafted by leather artisans in Europe, and each case is comprised from the finest quality, full-grain, soft Italian Napa Leather with Sena's well-known quality and strong attention to detail.
Known for manufacturing premium portable device cases from the most coveted leathers in the world, Sena's cases are precisely hand-stitched by leather artisans in Europe, and case is comprised from the finest quality, full-grain, soft Italian Napa Leather. The exquisite craftsmanship is showcased in the company's new iPhone 4 case models: The MagnetFlipper, UltraSlim, WalletSkin, WalletBook, Laterale, and the Fondina - featuring a unique open design with protection, class and maximum accessibility. The assortment provides users a variety of selections to fit each individual preference, and all designs offer exceptional details to enhance the iPhone's premium functionality.
The New Custom designs are:
MagnetFlipper: The ground-breaking MagnetFlipper design is Sena's most popular design, offering device port openings for all operating functions. Utilizing gravity, the cover is engineered with a hinged bottom and magnetic fastening system at top, thus allowing the cover to be flipped out of the way with a flick of the thumb and enabling the user to quickly answer the iPhone. Like all Sena accessories, the MagnetFlipper is custom designed specifically for the iPhone, resulting in a perfect solution with a ratcheting belt clip. Retail Price: $52.00, Pre-Order: $46.80
WalletSkin: The WalletSkin case is an innovative combination of a leather skin case with a wallet of four pockets for credit cards including a semi-transparent ID card holder. The form-fitting case is an exciting design from Sena for those who want to use a wallet in-conjunction with their iPhone case with a soft layer of protection to fully protect your precious iPhone 4--it offers the benefit of having everything you need in one central location but is slim enough to pocket with a protective snap to hold the iPhone securely in place. Retail Price: $52.00, Pre-order: $46.80
WalletBook: This unique design combines a fashionable luxury wallet and a protective iPhone case with a designer touch. The WalletBook case is a custom design offering two pockets for a credit card and an ID card. The book style case is designed with a side spine, presenting the iPhone on the right and a wallet on the left. The case also offers a multi purpose pocket for business cards or money and a protective layer for additional iPhone support coupled with style. Retail Price: $52.00, Pre-order: $46.80
UltraSlim Pouch: The UltraSlim Pouch is a special Sena design offering an ultra slim solution for those who dislike the extra bulk of common protective cases--it is the thinnest pouch case Sena offers for the iPhone. The slim curve hugging leather and micro suede lining is as close to naked as the iPhone can get. It is perfect for the individual who carries their iPhone 4 in their pant, jacket pocket or a purse. The UltraSlim Pouch offers slim protective functionality with luxurious designer style. Retail Price: $29.00, Pre-order: $26.99
Laterale Pouch: This amazing new case features a lateral footprint for a less intrusive grip to your body. It is designed with Sena's smooth Classic leather offering a simplistic yet stylish look. The Laterale provides a durable belt clip and a top flap with a snap closure for added security. It also offers a bottom push-through cutout for easy iPhone 4 removal through the wide top opening. The Laterale is inspired by simple Scandinavian rounded design and delivers protective lateral functionality in style. Retail Price: $39.99 - Available Now.
Fondina: The Fondina features a lateral footprint for a less intrusive grip to your body. It is designed with Sena's stylish River leather texture offering an impressive designer look. The Fondina provides a durable belt clip and open design for fast and easy release of the iPhone 4. It also offers a bottom push through cut-out for easy iPhone removal through the top opening. Its open style design offers versatility to seat the device front or back outward facing for added protection. The Fondina is inspired by simplicity. Its open holster design delivers lateral functionality and accessibility with style. Retail Price: $39.99 - Available Now.
Sena's iPhone 4 cases are offered in a variety of solid colors in classic, pebble, and croco leather in an amazing assortment at available at http://www.senacases.com/apple/iphone-4-cases. The majority of Sena's special iPhone 4 cases are offered with a the removable ratcheting belt clip system allowing you to wear the stylish and fashionable case on your belt for accessibility, while ratcheting in any 360 degree position for comfort.
ABOUT SENA CASES -- Sena Cases is a leading designer of luxury leather cases for today's most popular mobile devices and custom designer cases for the Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch, iPod nano, iPod classic, MacBook Air and iPad. All cases are individually constructed from the finest, full-grain, Italian leather imported from Italy and Turkey. Sena products are available at the Sena Store online, at worldwide Apple Stores, and other authorized worldwide retailers. Known for their slim design and detailed functionality, Sena's cases offer device protection with a fashion-forward style. Sena is well known for creating the finest, handcrafted, functional, and luxurious leather products.
Source: Sena Cases
CONTACT: Kris Scott, Sales & Marketing Manager of Sena Cases,
+1-714-505-8312, #103, fax, +1-714-505-8322, email@example.com
Diskeeper Corporation Celebrates Its 30th Year With Industry Firsts By Offering Savings of Up to 30 Percent
Solution Helps Organizations Increase Performance, Lengthen Equipment Lifecycles, Enhance Efficiency and Reduce Energy Usage
BURBANK, Calif., June 10 -- Diskeeper Corporation, innovators in performance and reliability technologies, today announced that it is commemorating its 30th year of pioneering breakthrough technologies with more than a dozen industry firsts by offering discounts of up to 30 percent on all Diskeeper Corporation volume licenses.
-- With more than 38 million licenses sold Diskeeper Corporation supports
customers worldwide including more than 90 percent of Fortune 500
enterprises, and nearly 70 percent of the Forbes Global 1000, as well
as thousands of enterprises, government agencies, independent software
vendors (ISVs) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
-- CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators around the world rely on
Diskeeper ® performance software to increase computing speeds, reduce
system freezes and crashes, improve backup times, lower resource
usage, protect data and shorten boot times.
-- Every day, Diskeeper Corporation solutions prevent more than 12.5
billion fragments from thrashing hard drives, providing unparalleled
performance and reliability for laptops, desktops and servers.
-- Diskeeper Corporation's industry first Undelete® real time data
protection solution saves organizations tremendous amounts of time and
money by guarding against intentional and unintentional data loss,
protecting all deleted files and allowing instant file recovery with
just a few mouse clicks.
-- 1986: Diskeeper performance software released as the first online
automatic defragmenter, which quickly became the best-selling
third-party product for OpenVMS operating systems.
-- 1995: Diskeeper is the first defragmenter solution certified for
Microsoft Windows, starting a long-running verification process that
maintains code reliability.
-- 1995: Diskeeper Corporation partners with Microsoft and co-created
APIs that were released with NT 4.0 in 1996.
-- 1998 Network Undelete 1.0 unveiled as the first complete real-time
file protection technology for Windows servers.
-- 2003: Diskeeper 8.0 is introduced as a breakthrough approach to help
optimize terabyte-sized drives with Terabyte Volume Engine(TM)
-- 2005: I-FAAST® intelligent file access acceleration sequencing
technology introduced that accelerates access to most used files.
-- 2006: InvisiTasking® technology revolutionizes background processing
with zero overhead.
-- 2008: Diskeeper releases HyperFast® solid state drive optimizer for
-- 2009: Diskeeper Corporation introduces V-locity(TM) virtual platform
-- 2009: Diskeeper Corporation releases IntelliWrite(TM) technology, the
first fragmentation prevention technology.
-- 2010: The release of HyperBoot(TM) boot-time optimization software,
which accelerates full computer start up and boots a PC directly into
-- "The reliability of our hardware is crucial to getting the most from
our budget dollars," said Doug Lawson, system administrator, Greater
Round Lake Fire Protection District. "Diskeeper is essential to
getting maximum life from our hardware. Not only do the machines run
faster and more efficiently, but they also run cooler. I absolutely
see energy savings as a result."
-- "After installing Diskeeper my defrag rate went from 98 percent to
almost zero and freed up almost 32GBs on our busiest server," said
Benjamin Herrin, database administrator at Spectrum Labs. "I have used
Diskeeper for years for both personal computing and at work with the
server version. It's done an outstanding job cleaning up disks and I
would call it nothing short of absolutely marvelous."
-- "We have been using Diskeeper Server for over 10 years and our server
reliability is outstanding with virtually 100 percent uptime year to
year and noticeable performance improvement on our servers," said Joe
McEachern, manager of technology operations, Gordon Brothers Group. "I
have been continually impressed with Diskeeper all these years and the
effectiveness and ease of use has continued to grow with each new
release. It is truly a set it and forget it product."
-- "We are delighted to celebrate our 30th year of providing innovative
solutions to address the real problems that impact our customers,"
said Manny Salinas, CMO, Diskeeper Corporation. "Diskeeper Corporation
is dedicated to the development of solutions that make computer
systems faster, more reliable, longer-lived and energy efficient, with
zero overhead. In celebration of this, we are pleased to offer
unprecedented savings of up to 30 percent."
About Diskeeper Corporation--Innovators in Performance and Reliability Technologies®: CIOs, IT Managers and System Administrators of Global Fortune 1000 and Forbes 500 enterprises rely on Diskeeper performance software to provide unparalleled performance and reliability to their business laptops, desktops and servers. Diskeeper 2010 is the only product to prevent fragmentation before it happens. Diskeeper Corporation further provides real-time data protection and real-time data recovery(TM) with Undelete data recovery software (http://www.undelete.com). InvisiTasking technology enables any process to run completely invisibly in the background, fully tapping the power of otherwise unused idle resources (http://www.invisitasking.com).
Web site provides Dads 55 & over with an informative and entertaining playbook for a great and fulfilling life
SARASOTA, Fla., June 10 -- Today the SecondHalfPlaybook.com, a subscription website devoted to the needs of Dads 55 and older, was launched. Providing tailored content, an innovative one-click user interface and utilizing Disney's concept of entertaining to inform and engage users, the Playbook is a single guide for what all Dads want: living an active and fulfilled life. Plus, Dad is in the safe zone: the Playbook is a private site just for Dads.
The Playbook addresses Dad's Six Fundamentals for Fulfillment:
-- Staying connected with family
-- Building romance in his marriage
-- Maintaining physical and mental health
-- Avoiding investment scams
-- Pursuing interests often delayed while raising a family
-- Staying current with news and technology
Playbook is updated at a daily rate of 100's articles and videos; all content is segmented into 20+ topic Stadiums. Each focuses on a segment of Dad's life. The content is generated by Playbook, aggregators, users and syndicated sources (e.g. Associated Press).
The introductory Father's Day annual subscription fee (with upgrades throughout the year) is $19.95, a 50% savings. For a subscription access http://www.secondhalfplaybook.com.
Overcomes Facebook Limitations
The Playbook simplifies Internet usage for men 55 years and older, a population segment that dominates US wealth. Outside of investment sites, men have resisted affinity websites, e.g., Facebook has only penetrated 11% of the US 55+ years old male market(1), less than half their penetration of other segments. Playbook believes the low penetration is a result of...
-- Conflicts between "open" younger vs. a privacy-oriented older
-- A younger generation discouraging elders from participating(2)
-- And, a lack of content to keep men interested.
Playbook Product Strategy
Playbook believes that the Internet creates complexity and privacy issues at a time when men seek simplicity. Playbook will overcome the hurdles by providing...
-- Easy information access with an innovative user interface that
eliminates typing, page jumps and irrelevant information results
-- Rich content tailored to men 55 and older
-- Content in an informative, entertaining and engaging format
-- A private and restricted site.
Playbook Topic Stadiums
Each topic Stadium focuses on improving a unique aspect of Dad's life. Presently there are over 20 Stadiums, with new ones added at the rate of 2 per month. Current Stadiums are devoted to:
Avoiding Scams Business Comedy
Dating Exercise Feature Stories
Health Internat'l News Finance
Marriage 60's Music Festivals Mortgages
News Politics RVing
Spirituality Sports News Technology
US News Vietnam Vets Volunteering
Playbook User Interface
The interface assumes a user with minimal typing skills. A Carousel controls Stadium viewing and selection. Directional arrows move the Carousel either left or right. Clicking on a Stadium icon opens a list of articles on the left, and videos on the right. (For user interface images access: www.secondhalfplaybook/press).
About Second Half Playbook
Second Half Playbook, a Florida LLC, is a technology company addressing individual segments of the Internet market by optimizing the user's experience, The two key technology team members are John Montelione, CEO and Sam Straub, Chief Architect.
Mr. Montelione is the former co-founder of Mercury Computer Systems, founder of Paragon Imaging (acquired by Ceridian Corporation) and founder of Guardian Solutions acquired by Telephonics, division of Griffon Industries. Mr. Straub managed Web Site Development at Accenture (Dallas, TX). He was responsible for the Java Web applications for Time Warner, Blockbuster, Sprint and other major clients.
The Second Half Playbook LLC is located at 8586 Potter Park Drive, Sarasota, FL 34238. It is the ideal location for performing market research and product usage testing because Sarasota has one of the highest ratio of individuals over 55 to the total population.
Second Half Playbook also sponsors an affiliate program. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DYMO(TM) Endicia® First to Offer Postal Service(TM)-Approved Feature for Efficient Shipping to U.S. Military
- Electronic round date stamp reduces Post Office(TM) trips for APO/FPO packages - Soldiers' Angels charity instantly experiences fivefold increase in productivity
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 10 -- Businesses and charitable organizations that ship to U.S. military addresses can serve those recipients much more efficiently, thanks to a new U.S. Postal Service® - authorized Internet postage feature available to DYMO(TM) Endicia® customers.
Beginning this month, users of DYMO Endicia Premium or higher service levels can electronically generate a combined shipping, postage and customs declaration label bearing the required electronic round date stamp needed for shipments to Army Post Office / Fleet Post Office / Diplomatic Post Office (APO / FPO / DPO) addresses, U.S. territories and freely associated states. As a result, these packages no longer need to be taken to the Post Office(TM) for round date stamp processing. Instead, a postal carrier can pick them up, thereby providing considerable time savings for companies shipping to military addresses.
"Electronic round date stamp processing is a great time-saver for shippers. But even more importantly, it ensures that U.S. military personnel will receive supplies, materials and care packages faster than ever," said Harry Whitehouse, chief development officer, DYMO Endicia. "We are honored that DYMO Endicia is the first Internet postage provider to offer this important and beneficial service."
Soldiers' Angels, a volunteer-led non-profit organization that provides aid and comfort to members of the U.S. military and their families, was a beta user of this new feature with DYMO Endicia service. One of the organization's main support efforts involves sending on a weekly basis a heavy volume of care packages of donated supplies to service members around the world.
Prior to using DYMO Endicia, their heavy volume of shipping to APO / FPO addresses meant countless customs forms and paperwork to complete by hand -- and no organized, in-house shipping system to complete their mission. Soldiers' Angels needed a solution that would allow the organization to facilitate shipping directly from its warehouse.
Upon implementation of DYMO Endicia, Soldiers' Angels leveraged the ability to electronically "sign" and complete integrated Customs forms, along with the new electronic round date stamp feature to save a significant amount of time. The organization immediately increased care package shipments from its San Antonio warehouse more than fivefold, dispatching nearly 1,000 packages a day.
"Now that we can ship directly from the warehouse, our productivity has really increased," said Eric Rice, warehouse manager, Soldiers' Angels. "For an organization that relies on volunteers, we strive to be efficient. And DYMO Endicia is helping us accomplish our mission."
An approved vendor of the U.S. Postal Service®, DYMO Endicia provides trusted, convenient and affordable online shipping and mailing solutions. DYMO Endicia is the leader in Internet Postage with more than $5 billion in postage printed and more than 25 years of industry experience. For more information on DYMO Endicia products and services, visit http://www.endicia.com. Follow DYMO Endicia on Twitter @endicia.
Mail addressed to military personnel overseas is subject to certain restrictions of mailing regarding content, preparation and handling. See usps.com for more details.
For complete details on Free Package Pickup, visit Schedule a Pickup on usps.com.
U.S. Postal Service®, Postal Service(TM) and Post Office(TM) are among the many trademarks of the United States Postal Service.
About DYMO and Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions
DYMO is the master brand name for several brands that comprise Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions, and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.
Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:
-- DYMO® Labeling Solutions are comprised of DYMO hand-held label makers,
PC connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling
-- DYMO(TM) CardScan® Contact Management Solutions are comprised of
CardScan business card scanners and contact management software
featuring CardScan At Your Service(TM) (http://www.cardscan.com), and DYMO
File® software for document scanning into digital files
-- DYMO(TM) Endicia® Internet Postage Solutions are comprised of Endicia
online shipping and mailing services (http://www.endicia.com) as well as
customized postage (http://www.pictureitpostage.com).
-- mimio® Interactive Teaching Solutions are comprised of mimio
interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders and
These global technology brands complement the Newell Rubbermaid portfolio of brands including Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Technical Concepts(TM) and Aprica®.
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Panda Security Launches Beta Version of Panda Global Protection 2011
-New solution protects against all types of malware and delivers outstanding new features: home network security management, intelligent updates, gaming/multimedia mode, file encryption, and virtual keyboard and browser -Contest offers $200 Amazon.com gift certificate to ten beta testers suggesting best improvements
ORLANDO, Fla., June 10 -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced the beta release of Panda Global Protection 2011, its comprehensive solution for protecting against new and unknown threats for advanced home computer users. The company has also announced that the ten beta testers suggesting the most helpful improvements (see http://www.pandasecurity.com/promotions/betatest/) will each receive a $200 Amazon.com gift certificate.
Designed for active users - those who are most likely to encounter security threats and engage in risky behavior - Panda Global Protection 2011 offers valuable new functionality, including the ability to manage home network security, activate gaming/multimedia mode, which ensures no security-related interruptions for users, and a virtual keyboard and browser to keep confidential information secure from prying eyes.
The new release builds on the core functionality that has positioned Panda Global Protection as the preferred solution among PC power users and features integration with the most advanced cloud-based protection available, minimal resource consumption and highly effective anti-virus engine to protect against known and unknown malware. In addition, Panda Global Protection 2011 includes firewall with WiFi security to block intruders and hackers; Panda USB Vaccine to prevent USB devices from spreading infections; confidential information filters to keep personal data safe; backup and system recovery, and PC performance tuning.
Benefits of the new Panda Global Protection 2011 functionality include:
-- Faster performance with intelligent updates
-- Virtual browser for even safer web access
-- Home network security management
-- Interruption-free gaming and entertainment
-- Remote PC access from any location
-- Password Manager to keep access credentials safe
-- File encryption system protects confidential information from
-- File shredding for guaranteed information deletion
-- Virtual keyboard to keep data entered safe from keyloggers and banking
Panda has also made significant improvements to the spam and phishing filters, detection of sophisticated malware like rootkits, and parental control options.
Panda Global Protection 2011 delivers high-speed, lightweight, real-time protection against known and unknown threats by leveraging the knowledge and experience of millions of users through Panda's unique cloud-based Collective Intelligence technology. More information about Collective Intelligence, including a live malware processing counter, may be found at http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/threat-information/.
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 56 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, World Wildlife Fund and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
My Damn Channel and David Wain Invade Your Living Room Through Boxee
Special Episode of Hit Series Wainy Days Premieres Today Exclusively on Boxee and My Damn Channel
NEW YORK, June 10 -- My Damn Channel, the award-winning entertainment studio and distributor of comedy and music series, today announced the launch of its custom app on Boxee, breakthrough software to bring entertainment from the Internet to the TV.
To celebrate its arrival into the living rooms of more than 1,000,000 Boxee users, My Damn Channel and actor/writer/director David Wain are premiering an exclusive new episode of their long-running, hit comedy series Wainy Days today. "Donna" is the 32nd episode of a show that's earned over 15 million views to date. Wainy Days has won numerous awards including the Webby for Best Comedy Series. The new episode features David Wain, Zandy Hartig (Childrens' Hospital), Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Party Down), and Nick Offerman (Parks & Recreation).
Wainy Days premieres exclusively on the new My Damn Channel app for Boxee and on http://www.MyDamnChannel.com/WainyDays. Broader syndication to My Damn Channel partners including YouTube and other web, mobile, and VOD outlets follows June 17th.
In addition to Wainy Days, the new My Damn Channel Boxee app provides access to their full library of original comedy and music programming including top-rated series by Harry Shearer, Don Was, Illeana Douglas' IKEA-sponsored Easy to Assemble and Sparhusen, Celebrity Autobiography, The Webventures of Justin & Alden presented by Trident Layers®, Sam Seder's Pilot Season starring Sarah Silverman, Daily Grace, Horrible People, Fox's Iceman Chronicles, You Suck at Photoshop, and more.
My Damn Channel Founder/CEO Rob Barnett says, "The artists we love work with us for the creative freedom, straight-up business deals, and the ability to reach millions of their fans directly. Believe it or not, some fans still own televisions, so we turned to Boxee to invade living rooms across the globe." Barnett added, "The Boxee team shares our vision for the future where sponsors and talent have the freedom to create innovative entertainment and deliver it straight to viewers no matter where they are."
"My Damn Channel has built an impressive brand for premium content. There's so many talented actors and writers creating content with Rob and his team that they've become an indicator of where things are headed," said Boxee CEO and co-founder, Avner Ronen. "We're excited to be bringing My Damn Channel's library of fresh, witty content to Boxee viewers."
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel empowers comedians, actors, filmmakers, and musicians to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video. Artists create content for the My Damn Channel website and for syndication on all digital platforms. The network has aired some of the most successful, professionally-produced, comedy series on the web including You Suck at Photoshop; Wainy Days; Horrible People; and videos by Harry Shearer. My Damn Channel has won numerous accolades from the Webby Awards including Best Comedy Series; multiple Streamy Awards; worldwide media coverage; major national advertisers; branded entertainment deals; over 60,000 subscribers on YouTube; a bazillion total views; and blah, blah, blah...Are you still reading this crap? Explore: http://www.MyDamnChannel.com/SizzleReel
Boxee is the best way to enjoy TV shows, movies, videos, music, and photos from the Internet on your TV. Their free "social" media center software is changing the way consumers experience home entertainment. On a computer or connected to an HDTV, Boxee gives users a simple way to bring all their entertainment into one place including personal movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Netflix, MLB.TV, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr. People can also share information about what they're watching so friends can enjoy it too through legal sources online. Over a million people use Boxee to get their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at http://www.boxee.tv.
About David Wain and Wainy Days
Wainy Days is the brainchild of its creator/writer/director/star, David Wain. The comedy series, developed and produced exclusively for My Damn Channel, follows one man's absurd quest for love in the big city. Guest appearances have included Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Amanda Peet, Lee Majors, Rob Corddry, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, Ed Helms, Joe Lo Truglio and more. Since launching on day one of My Damn Channel in 2007, 31 episodes have been viewed over 15 million times. Wainy Days has won numerous awards including the Webby for Best Comedy Series. David Wain is a director, writer, actor, producer and comedian. He co-wrote and directed the major motion picture Role Models. As a founding member of the comedy troupe, The State, he co-starred in their MTV series in the 1990's. Wain's web hit, live show and Comedy Central series, Stella, is an ongoing collaboration with his longtime creative partners Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter. Wain also co-wrote and directed comic cult classic films Wet Hot American Summer and The Ten. He is currently in preproduction for his next movie WanderLust, starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux, which he co-wrote and is directing for Universal Pictures.
Source: My Damn Channel
CONTACT: Wilson Cleveland, CJP Digital Media, +1-646-450-5781,
email@example.com, Twitter: @WilsonCleveland; or Andrew Kippen, VP
Marketing, Boxee, +1-415-287-7710, firstname.lastname@example.org
CalvinAyre.com Official Media Partner to eGaming Review LIVE
LONDON, June 10, 2010-- After a highly successful partnership for the December EGR
Live and Award Show, gaming industry leader CalvinAyre.com once again to
partner with eGaming Review. CalvinAyre.com will provide sponsorship and
extensive coverage of EGR Live as well as the Business 2 Business Awards (14
June - 15 June 2010), at Old Billingsgate, London.
On June 14 , the first night of the eGaming Review's free
conference and exhibition, the EGR Business 2 Business Awards will be a night
to remember. The industry's premier awards ceremony will reward the very best
in the online gaming industry at a gala dinner at London's stunning Old
Billingsgate. A new addition to the 2010 awards ceremony will feature awards
for the industry's service providers and B2B operators with categories for
all major supplier disciplines including betting and gaming software,
networks, mobile, payments, recruitment, marketing, IT & infrastructure.
Winners will be chosen in a rigorous judging process carried out to find the
best in class across all suppliers.
As always, the industry leading lifestyle news and tablog
CalvinAyre.com crew and reporters will be on hand to bring all the highlights
and announce the big winners for those unable to attend.
The first EGR Live free conference for the online gambling
industry was a resounding success both from a delegate and commercial partner
perspective. This conference will harness that momentum and positive feedback
to build upon that success and provide world class content for those working
within the rapidly changing environment of the online gambling industry.
Will you be there... after all, the EGR Live conference is
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 10 -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today its Quantm(TM) Desktop software for road alignment planning to complement its existing alignment planning system. The innovative new Quantm Desktop software simultaneously considers construction costs, environmental restrictions, social constraints and legislative obligations, allowing infrastructure planners to thoroughly examine all alternatives and select the most appropriate corridors for roads. When compared to results using traditional industry best practice planning methods, the software can provide significant reductions in project planning time and cost for road projects.
Since 2000, the Quantm System has supported road planners through the complex process of generating and selecting corridors and alignments. Unique alignment optimization technology generates millions of alternative alignments and provides a range of options for review by various stakeholders. As the project progresses, different scenarios are created using the latest terrain, geological, topological, social and environmental inputs to iteratively produce revised results for consideration and refinement. Using a thin client and advanced IT technology, the Quantm System accesses data that is processed on the Quantm server and is implemented on a consultative project-by-project basis.
The new Quantm Desktop software is ideal for a variety of short distance projects such as local and regional roads, bypasses, ring roads and many others. The Quantm Desktop software version has been optimized to take advantage of unique Quantm technology to process the data locally on the user's computer. The Quantm Desktop also allows the customer to use the software for multiple projects rather than on a project-by-project basis. For larger road and rail projects, Trimble continues to offer its Quantm service using a thin client and advanced IT technology to access data that is processed on the Quantm server.
At the pre-feasibility stage, the Quantm Desktop software can be used as a tool to aid decision making, determining the macro viability of the road corridor options. The software generates multiple alignments that cluster into primary corridors, while maintaining the 3D geometric requirements and other project constraints. The result is a set of preferred alignments for public consultation.
Using detailed data in the preferred corridor, the software further optimizes and refines the alignment. Throughout the feasibility process new constraints can be added based on the detailed data collection and the alignment can be refined to address the social and environmental constraints.
The Quantm Desktop software is also available in a configuration for civil engineers and contractors. This version allows users to refine the vertical geometry to reduce earthwork and other construction costs, based on an analysis of the material flow along the road alignment, after introducing the project constraints to material flow.
The Quantm Desktop software is currently available and supported in North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Bitrix Introduces TrafficJuggler(TM) Technology for Industry-Leading Performance of High-Load Websites
Independent Testing Confirms Bitrix(R) Site Manager's Capability to Provide Quality Service for up to 4 Million Unique Website Visitors Per Day With Modest Hardware Equipment
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 10, 2010-- Bitrix, Inc. (http://www.bitrixsoft.com), a technology
trendsetter in web-based business communications, introduces TrafficJuggler(
TM), a unique traffic balancing, caching and compression technology that
allows for sustainable operation of extremely loaded websites running on the
modest hardware. As confirmed by the independent testing Bitrix(R) Site
Manager peak performance reaches 222 requests per second while maintaining
acceptable level of service quality.
TrafficJuggler(TM) leverages advantages of the queuing theory,
which is a prevailing technology for implementing high-performance and
fault-tolerant processes in broadband and mobile networks. It considers a
number of factors to engineer the best web requests handling model and
provide quality service to website visitors. Indeed, the TrafficJuggler(TM)
acts as an intelligent mediator between users and Bitrix Site Manager queuing
incoming requests, feeding them for processing and then delivering the
results to browsers.
Powered by original Bitrix caching, database interaction and
modes TrafficJuggler(TM) effectively solves bottlenecks with handling huge
traffic amounts without performance regression, ensures industry-leading
website response time and increase browsing speed. As a result it provides
visitors high-quality website experience at lower cost: even a heavy traffic
can be handled with the modest hardware equipment. At the same time low and
mid-load websites will have an extra safety factor for traffic splashes and
better resistance to DDoS-attacks.
Administrators can control website performance with built-in
performance monitoring module ( http://www.bitrixsoft.com/products/cms/features/perfmon.php). The module
gathers statistics from different sources, analyses, displays detailed report
identifying bottlenecks and suggests real-time advisory for increase the
The TrafficJuggler(TM) efficiency was confirmed by an
independent testing performed by web experts at Ontico (http://www.ontico.ru)
, specializing on development of high-performance web projects.
The test was based on a simple computer with Intel(R)
Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 2.20GHz, 2Gb RAM and 250Gb 7200rpm HDD. The test
encountered Bitrix Site Manager peak performance at 19,187,712 requests per
day and effective performance at 11,232,000 requests per day that provides
acceptable response time (0,4sec) and fault-tolerance (0,04%).
"Our extensive experience in evaluating different content
management systems allows to make a solid conclusion: Bitrix Site Manager is
one of the most robust solutions in the market that delivers customers a
great value in terms of functionality and performance," said Oleg Bounine,
CEO of Ontico.
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 now incorporates 70+ staff, 30,000+
customers and 4,000+ partners worldwide. The customer list includes Hyundai,
Volkswagen, Panasonic, Gazprom, Xerox, PricewaterhouseCoopers, DPD, VTB,
Samsung and Cosmopolitan. Localized into 13 languages, the company's products
are distinguished for their pioneering technology, unique security features,
extreme performance capacity and unmatched ease-of-use.
Altai Technologies Unveils All-in-One Integrated A8-Ei Super WiFi Base Station at CommunicAsia 2010
It Provides Industry's Best Non-Line-of-Sight WiFi Coverage for 3G Data Offload
HONG KONG, June 10 -- Leveraging A8's patented long range wireless technology, Altai Technologies today announced it is going to launch the A8-Ei Super WiFi Base Station at the CommunicAsia 2010, Singapore Expo (Jun 15-18). The A8-Ei is an all-in-one multi-beam antenna array super WiFi base station that has integrated the base unit, antennas and external cables into one panel. With the continuous roll-out of new bandwidth-hungry application on iPhone and other smartphones, Altai A8-Ei's superior long range coverage allows immediate WiFi provisioning for 3G operators to offload data traffic from their 3G networks.
The Altai A8-Ei has adopted the multi-beam smart antenna technology to provide superior signal strength and link budget in dense urban environment deployments. The Altai's A8-Ei can typically achieve a non-line-of-sight range of up to 800m and near line-of-sight range of 1.7 km; it provides the industry's best non-line-of-sight WiFi coverage.
Equipped with multiple antennas in a single panel, the A8-Ei provides up to 5 times the range and 20 times the per site coverage as traditional access point. Therefore, by using up to 95% fewer installation sites than other WiFi systems to cover the same area, the A8-Ei provides an ideal and quick 3G data offload solution for mobile operators.
The compact design of the A8-Ei enables 3G operators to quickly expand their data network capacity at a much lower acquisition and operating costs by co-locating with their existing 3G cell sites. "The Altai Super WiFi equipments has been deployed around the world for delivering high quality wireless broadband services," said Chi-hung Lin, President & CEO of Altai Technologies. "By adding the A8-Ei to our growing Super WiFi series, Altai gives carriers and service providers the industry's most cost-effective solution for deploying and expanding their wireless networks."
Mr. Lin will speak at the CommunicAsia 2010 Summit on Jun 15 about "How WiFi Technology is Helping Redefine the Mobile Operator Business Model". Meanwhile, the full series of Altai Super WiFi products and the latest wireless products will be exhibiting at its booth 4B1-08, Hall 4 in CommunicAsia 2010 (Jun 15-18), Singapore.
About Altai Technologies
Altai Technologies is a high technology company focused on the design, development and marketing of carrier-grade, innovative wireless broadband solutions. Altai has developed its patented long range WiFi technology that can dramatically improve the WiFi signal coverage while minimizing interference from other signals broadcasting within the 2.4GHz unlicensed frequency spectrum. Altai's products are currently deployed worldwide in every major industry including logistic, education, municipal government, network operator, hospitality, manufacturing etc. The Altai Super WiFi Solution is offering a total wireless solution comprising of base station (A8/A8-E/A8-Ei), access point (A3/ A2), CPE (C1), access controller and wireless management software (AWMS).
Its flagship product, the A8 Super WiFi base station, is being deployed with various 3G, CDMA and GSM mobile systems globally for 3G data offloading and city-wide WiFi networks. The Altai Super WiFi Solution has been proven in both urban and remote application in over 50 countries.
VASCO Data Security Urges Soccer Fans to be Cautious When Placing Their Bets Online During the World Cup
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and ZURICH, Switzerland, June 10
-- VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VDSI; http://www.vasco.com), a leading software security company specializing in strong authentication products, announces it is ready for the World Cup. With the World Cup approaching, online players all over the world are preparing to place their bets on the different soccer games. The World Cup Tournament is the most popular sporting event in the world for soccer fans and for soccer betting players. This year, the Republic of South Africa is hosting the World Cup. Taking security issues into account and looking at the recent trends for online betting, most of the bets will be made through betting websites. VASCO Data Security is reminding players that this occasion presents plenty of opportunities for hacking, phishing or man-in-the-middle attacks, when going online to place their bet.
As a leading a security vendor, it is VASCO's ongoing role to educate computer users on the dangers when going online. To safeguard online players VASCO has outlined some guidelines to take into account when betting online during the World Cup period. Some simple rules can already help betters prevent from credit card details, digital assets or personal data getting exposed online. Cautious behaviour includes:
-- Make sure the betting website is trustworthy and the operator is
data are safe
-- The website should be secured using SSL
-- Know what you are betting for; know what it will cost you
-- Choose a provider that uses two factor authentication which offers
enhanced security for players placing bets
Logging on to betting sites requires a password. Most sites make use of a static password, which can easily be hacked or intercepted online. Once intercepted, a hacker could have free access to your account. VASCO offers strong two factor authentication solutions with one-time password. A one-time password provides you with an extra security layer since it is only valid once and for a limited period of time. This means that when the password is intercepted, it is useless to hackers.
VASCO Data Security provides a wide range of solutions to secure online transactions. Whether it is for executing online bill payments with your bank, place bets online or doing business online, VASCO provides tailored solutions to protect financial transactions online. For online betting during the World Cup, DIGIPASS® for Mobile provides a suitable solution to protecting the millions of betters from fraudulent intentions such as phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks.
VASCO's DIGIPASS for Mobile is a software based strong authentication solution which uses your mobile phone as an authentication device without having to invest in additional hardware. Since the majority of the people owns a mobile phone and carries it around, it is the perfect authentication device during the World cup. After downloading the authentication software on your mobile phone, your phone can generate a one-time password and provide you with an extra security level to protect your personal accounts when you log in.
Commenting on the advice, Jan Valcke, President and COO of VASCO Data Security, said: "Cyber criminals are always looking for opportunities. During the Word Cup, they know that many more betters will be active online to place their bets. Most of the e-betting sites are using vulnerable static passwords. VASCO advocates the use of one-time-passwords to help protect people against cyber criminals, not just during the World Cup, but all through the year." He added: "VASCO has an ongoing responsibility to educate consumers on the risks of conducting transactions on line, and help them to mitigate those risks, especially during the World Cup, when more people place their bets online."
VASCO is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet Security applications and transactions. VASCO has positioned itself as global software company for Internet Security serving a customer base of over 9,500 companies in more than 100 countries, including approximately 1,450 international financial institutions. VASCO's prime markets are the financial sector, enterprise security, e-commerce and e-government.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements made in this news release that relate to future plans, events or performances are forward-looking statements. Any statement containing words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intend," "mean," and similar words, is forward-looking, and these statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations. Consequently, actual results could differ materially from the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements.
Reference is made to VASCO's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for further information regarding VASCO and its operations.
This document may contain trademarks of VASCO Data Security International, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including VASCO, the VASCO "V" design, DIGIPASS, VACMAN, aXsGUARD and IDENTIKEY.
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Jochem Binst, +32 2 609 97 00, email@example.com
Source: VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
CONTACT: Jochem Binst of VASCO Data Security International, Inc., +32 2
609 97 00, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apps Mean Business: 10 Leading Agencies Accelerate Mobile App Offering
LONDON, June 10, 2010-- Grapple Mobile today announced partnerships with ten of Europe's
brightest agencies including Ogilvy, LBi and McCann London to help them
develop high quality cross platform mobile applications for their clients.
Grapple's platform allows agencies' existing development teams to write
major mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Samsung,
Sony Ericsson and LG. The app can then be downloaded to any of the leading
handsets either through an app store or a dedicated URL.
"Clients are aware of the increasing opportunity presented by the mobile
channel and are keen to enter this space. However until now it has been a
lengthy and expensive process, often only targeting the iPhone audience which
offers limited scale" said Jethro Ferguson, Head of Digital, OgilvyOne.
"Grapple's approach enables us to develop high quality mobile applications
for our clients, accessible on all the leading smartphone handsets, quickly
and within budget".
Grapple (http://www.grapplemobile.com) is working closely with each agency
for all app builds - sharing knowledge and learnings while also
ensuring applications are submitted to app stores in the shortest possible
"This collaboration makes it possible for top brands to leverage the full
reach and scale of mobile applications" said Alistair Crane, CEO Grapple
Mobile. "Until now there has been a blinkered approach to developing apps,
with a heavy focus on the iPhone, but in line with the latest impressive app
statistics other platforms such as Nokia and BlackBerry are now being given
equal attention and recognition".
Grapple is also working directly with brands and many of the
leading content owners including major record labels, publishing houses and
Grapple Mobile, a Red Herring top 50 company, is recognised as a centre
of excellence for mobile application development. Launched to brands and
agencies in January 2010, Grapple includes 4 years and in excess of $9m in
research and development to create unique patented technology that enables
the quick, easy and cost effective production of high quality cross platform
Grapple's team of experts provide a full service offering guiding clients
through the process from conception to verification, signing, submission and
For further information please contact:
Amy Shannon, PR Manager, +44(0)20-7952-4041 / email@example.com
Source: Grapple Mobile Ltd
For further information please contact: Amy Shannon, PR Manager, +44(0)20-7952-4041 / firstname.lastname@example.org
LG Electronics Introduces SignNET, a Complete Turnkey Digital Signage Solution at InfoComm 2010
News feeds from CNN incorporated into Digital Signage Solution
LAS VEGAS, June 9 -- Making it simple to incorporate full digital signage solutions in commercial environments, LG Electronics today announced SignNET, a truly turnkey digital signage solution at InfoComm 2010 (booth #C5624).
Making it simpler to buy, sell and use digital signage, LG SignNET includes hardware, software and starter templates - as well as news feeds from CNN - all available at an affordable monthly cost. Right out of the box, digital signage content can be created simply using almost a dozen starter templates that are customized for numerous vertical markets.
In an extension of LG's long-standing alliance with CNN, SignNET will work with the world's news leader to display the latest news and information as designated by the user. This alliance with a major news service ensures that end users aren't stuck with static content, but rather can bring in fresh promotional and syndicated content to their commercial environments. Bundled into more than a dozen different categories, such as latest news, business, entertainment, politics, and technology, the end user can select which category will be displayed without paying an additional cost.
"Making digital signage simple but exceedingly effective is what SignNET is all about," said Jeff Dowell, Vice President, Digital Signage, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions. "Our relationship with CNN extends the capabilities of SignNET to provide even more engaging content with customizable digital signage options."
SignNET is simple, easy to use, cost-effective and works right out of the box, Dowell explained. This solution integrates hardware, software, and services eliminating the complexities of deploying small digital signage networks. SignNET was specifically designed for small to medium businesses (SMBs) that seek a simple and dynamic approach to communicate with their customers and to promote their goods and services in a compelling and differentiated way.
Illustrating a commitment to pushing the industry toward full solutions, SignNET includes three critical elements of a true digital solution - product, services and programs - each with the intention of creating easy, engaging and customizable signage. With numerous vertical market templates, end users will have a variety of free content options to choose from and input their own information.
LG SignNET also has the ability to connect third-party content designers for creating engaging advertising and content. These certified developers will then provide paid, custom content and resources for a growing base of SignNET users that want to personalize their content beyond the templates available. With 24/7 technical support, and three-year onsite service, both the distributor and customer benefit from a strong service-oriented relationship.
SignNET is scheduled to launch in August 2010 at the starting monthly price of $179 for a three-year period. At the conclusion of that time the users have the opportunity to renew their contract and get a complete "technology refresh" or pay a reduced monthly fee with their current technology package.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion 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 and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves customers in the lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
* Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice
Source: LG Electronics USA, Inc.
CONTACT: John I. Taylor of LG Electronics USA, +1-847-941-8181,
email@example.com; or Katie Busch of LG-One, +1-312-397-6025,
Black Diamond Achieves Rapid Dual-Iris Capture With New Rugged Handheld Biometrics Device
TEMPE, Ariz., June 9 -- Black Diamond Advanced Technology has designed and delivered to Northrop Grumman a ruggedized, identity-management system for secure and efficient multi-modal biometrics collection in the field. Called the BioTRAC, the advanced multi-biometric, mobile handheld computer features IriTech's new embedded-processor dual-iris camera system, which is capable of outdoor, independent dual-iris image capture in less than 5 seconds on a rugged platform.
BioTRAC incorporates several biometric acquisition devices for complete identity enrollment in less than two minutes, including four high-resolution fingerprint sensors; a multi-function camera with one- and two-dimensional barcode reading; and dual-iris capture cameras. IriTech's IriCAMM embedded dual-iris camera, with its modular design and easy integration, was a natural fit for the solution.
"Utilizing the SwitchBack's BackPack technology and the new IriCAMM MF product, we were able to rapidly integrate fast dual-iris image acquisition in a small, military-rugged mobile platform to support multi-modal intelligence and border-security applications," said Justin Dyster, Black Diamond's vice president of engineering. "This proven capability can be employed to meet a variety of identification needs, from military intelligence to border control."
Black Diamond designed the BioTRAC on the platform of its ultra-rugged, second-generation SwitchBack(TM) MT computer, which features patented, reconfigurable architecture. With its modular BackPacks and TopCaps, the SwitchBack enables rapid, low-cost development tailored to specific customer needs and a future-proof solution that can be upgraded when new technologies become available.
"Our new embedded processor dual-iris camera delivers extremely fast acquisition time, capturing two iris images faster than many systems can capture one, and greatly simplifies integration," said Jim Carlson, IriTech's executive vice president. "We're pleased to support such an advanced product targeting critical military missions."
Northrop Grumman commissioned the BioTRAC BackPack, is developing operational software for this powerful mobile device, and has initiated a number of field trials.
"The BioTRAC is a unique platform that supports multi-mission computing and identity management end-user requirements," said David Machuga, director of biometrics and RFID systems for Northrop Grumman. "We have leveraged the core capabilities from each teammate to create a rapid biometric acquisition platform and open software architecture that's rugged and adaptable to support the needs and changing missions of our customers."
Black Diamond Advanced Technology designs, engineers and manufactures fully rugged computers and accessories, including the SwitchBack(TM) ultra-rugged mobile PC. Black Diamond is a product line of RMT Inc and is based in Tempe, Ariz. http://www.bdatech.com.
IriTech, Inc. offers advanced iris-based identification technology that addresses positive identification needs in financial, law enforcement, homeland defense and intelligence markets to combat fraud, identity theft, crime and terrorism. IriTech focuses on continuing innovation in iris identification, delivering modular software and hardware products in an open business model, and addressing markets ranging from national solutions to individual mobile devices. IriTech is headquartered in Fairfax, VA. http://www.iritech.com.
And This Father's Day Prepared to be Geekiest of All
NEW YORK, June 9 -- This Father's Day is bound to be a geeky one. 2010 can easily be called the "Year of the Geek." Two million iPads sold in less than two months, Avatar was the highest grossing movie of all time, and by the end of the year, consumers can have a 3-D TV in their own home. The geeky revolution has moved into the mainstream and become a force for promoting science, math, technology, and spending one-on-one quality time with families. At the heart of this movement, is Ken Denmead's Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share (Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group, USA), appropriately released last month on Star Wars Day ("May the 4th be with you!").
Ken Denmead, a blogger for WIRED Magazine's Geek Dad blog, has seen an unprecedented change in the way these geeky parents approach quality time with their children. "Today's generation of parents grew up more tech-savvy that ever. They built model rocket ships that actually flew and had light saber fights in their basements. Now, with kids of their own, these digital-age dads are looking for fresh ways to share their love of science and technology."
Enter the Geek Dad craze. WIRED's Geek Dad blog is one of the most popular blogs on the site, bringing in thousands of visitors monthly, and continuously recognized as one of the most popular blogs on the web (AdWeek). Readers from across the globe write in with their own projects, successes, and praise for having intellectual and innovative topics and activities to pursue with their children. "Readers applaud the love of learning that comes with this geeky perspective and fantastic imagination."
Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share (Gotham Books, a member of Penguin Group, USA) gives the perfect solution to those dads looking to expand their at home ingenuity in a recession-proof way. By offering projects such as building an outdoor movie theater, crafting a duct tape wallet, constructing the "Best Slip 'N Slide Ever," and transforming any room into a spaceship, the book goes beyond Father's Day fun and inspires year-long geekiness.
From Peter Jackson and The Lord of the Rings to Alton Brown culinary science projects, geeks are a strong contender in the market. They are smart, they are innovative, and they are sick of playing Chutes and Ladders. 2010 is certainly looking to be "The Year of the Geek."
Source: Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to
CONTACT: Anne Kosmoski, Senior Publicist, Gotham Books, +1-212-366-2110,
Sony Delivers the Industry's Largest Array of 3D-Capable HDTVs and Home Audio and Video Products
Pre-sales Begin for BRAVIA 3D HDTVs; 3D Upgrade For Earlier 2010 Blu-ray Models
SAN DIEGO, June 9 -- Sony today announced that its 3D-capable BRAVIA® HDTVs are now available for pre-sale at Sony Style stores and that its new integrated Blu-ray 3D(TM) devices will hit retail shelves beginning this July. Additionally, the company released a free firmware update that activates Blu-ray 3D capability for previously announced Blu-ray Disc models including the BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 players and the BDV-E570 and BDV-E770W home theater systems.
Sony now offers consumers the most diverse line of 3D-capable home entertainment products including 19 BRAVIA® HDTVs, Blu-ray Disc players and theater systems, and audio/video components that offer various levels of performance and features.
Sony will support the 3D launch with an integrated marketing campaign featuring NFL quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts, and Grammy® and Emmy® award-winning Jive/Sony Music artist Justin Timberlake, aiming to deliver consumer education and eliminate 3D confusion.
"3D is revolutionizing the entertainment industry and only Sony is involved in every stage of the ecosystem," said Chris Fawcett, vice president of Sony's television business. "Leveraging deep 3D expertise from the company's theatrical and professional groups, Sony products are optimized to offer the best possible 3D home entertainment experience."
BRAVIA 3D HDTVs
Focusing on that high quality experience, Sony's 3D-capable BRAVIA HDTVs incorporate a frame sequential display with active-shutter glasses that work together with Sony's proprietary high frame rate technology reproducing smooth, full high-definition 3D images.
The line-up includes the 3D-integrated BRAVIA XBR-LX900 HDTV, which features a built-in 3D sync transmitter and two pair of active shutter glasses and the 3D ready BRAVIA XBR-HX909 and KDL-HX800 series 3D ready models which offer the option of adding the 3D sync transmitter and glasses at an additional cost.
The line features screen sizes including 40, 46, 52, 55, and 60-inches and ranges in price from around $2,100 (KDL-40HX800) to about $5,000 (XBR-60LX900).
Consumers who purchase and register one of the new 3D BRAVIA models will receive a copy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment's Blu-ray 3D(TM) title Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs as well as Blu-ray 3D title Deep Sea. The sets will also include a PlayStation® Network voucher enabling 3D BRAVIA purchasers to download stereoscopic 3D gaming experiences on the PlayStation3 (PS3(TM)) System (sold separately). The titles include PAIN (partial game) and MotorStorm®: Pacific Rift (demo) and full game downloads of WipEout® HD and Super StarDust(TM) HD.
BRAVIA XBR-LX900 Series Integrated 3D HDTVs
The full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) BRAVIA XBR-LX900 series features integrated 3D functionality and includes the 60-inch XBR-60LX900 for about $5,000 and the 52-inch XBR-52LX900 for about $4,000.
The Monolithic Design, Edge LED backlight models also feature integrated Wi-Fi® (802.11n) for an easy connection to broadband home networks to access Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video Platform and BRAVIA Internet Widgets, as well as Sony's new premium video service, Qriocity.
BRAVIA XBR-HX909 Series 3D Ready HDTVs
The XBR-HX909 series is 3D ready with the addition of Sony active shutter glasses (about $150 per pair) and sync transmitter (about $50), both sold separately. The models feature full HD (1920 x 1080p) and Sony's Intelligent Dynamic full array LED backlight. The Monolithic Design concept models include the 52-inch XBR-52HX909 for about $4,000 and the 46-inch XBR-46HX909 for about $3,500.
Sony's Intelligent Dynamic LED backlighting improves contrast and dynamic range by local dimming that controls the LED backlight level by area so that detail is maintained in the dark areas, while other areas are driven near peak brightness. The models also include an RS-232c I/0 terminal for custom installation applications.
BRAVIA KDL-HX800 Series 3D Ready HDTVs
Also 3D ready (with the addition of Sony active shutter glasses and sync transmitter, sold separately), the BRAVIA KDL-HX800 series features full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) and utilizes a Dynamic edge LED backlight with local dimming for improved contrast and dynamic range. The series includes the 55-inch class (54.6-inches measured diagonally) KDL-55HX800 for about $3,400, the 46-inch KDL-46HX800 for about $2,700, and the 40-inch KDL-40HX800 for about $2,100.
Blu-ray 3D Players
Available in July for about $300, Sony's Blu-ray 3D BDP-S770 model offers built-in Wi-Fi (802.11n) for easy access to Sony's BRAVIA Internet Video platform and Qriocity.
Additionally, Sony's BDP-S470 and BDP-S570 Blu-ray Disc players can be upgraded to play Blu-ray 3D with a free online firmware update that is now available. The update also adds Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA®) compatibility to the models.
Blu-ray 3D Home Theater Systems
Also available this July for about $800, Sony's new full HD 1080p 5.1 channel Blu-ray 3D-capable home theater system (model BDV-HZ970W) features wireless capabilities via the included USB wireless LAN adapter (802.11n) allowing for easy access to the BRAVIA Internet Video platform and Qriocity.
The model also offers two HDMI inputs with 3D pass-through, HDMI repeater function, and a universal remote.
Sony's BDV-E570 and BDV-E770W Blu-ray theater systems can now also be upgraded to Blu-ray 3D with the free firmware update. The update also adds DLNA compatibility to the units.
Unique to all Sony Blu-ray Disc players, users with an iPhone® or iPod® touch device can control the players using a free app called "BD Remote" which can be downloaded from the Apple App store. The app, will also be available soon for Android(TM) devices, allows the device to function as a remote control that includes the ability to access a Blu-ray Disc's details such as jacket artwork, actor, and production information as well as search for additional video clips online.
3D-Capable Home Audio Components
Sony also recently announced 3D-capable home audio products including the STR-DN1010 audio/video receiver, the HT-CT350 and HT-CT150 3.1 channel sound bars, and the HT-SF470 5.1 channel home theater system. The models offer consumers flexible solutions to round out the Sony 3D experience and meet the demands of 3D home entertainment.
Additionally, Sony will add 3D capability to the previously announced STR-DH810 and STR-DH710 AV receivers through a firmware update later this month.
Integrated Marketing Campaign
Sony's 3D advertising will start airing this week on national TV networks, accompanied by cinema, radio, print and digital ads throughout the year. Owing to the importance of clear consumer education on 3D, Sony will also spread the word about the new BRAVIA 3D TVs through dedicated training events, displays at authorized Sony retailers, social networks, on SonyStyle.com, through Sony Style stores, and via e-mail, direct mail, and free standing inserts.
The campaign was developed with support of Sony Electronics' advertising agency 180 Los Angeles.
For further details and pre-orders, please visit http://www.sony.com/bravia or Sony Style retail stores across the country. These products and others can be found at Sony authorized retailers across the country.
LG Electronics Brings 3D Experience to Commercial Environments
As consumer desire for 3D entertainment grows, commercial spaces start looking at the business value of 3D experience
LAS VEGAS, June 9 -- Highlighting that 3D entertainment is not exclusive to movie or home theater environments, LG Electronics is demonstrating its technology leadership with a 3D projector, 3D HDTVs and 3D gaming monitors this week at InfoComm 2010. With worldwide shipments of 3D TVs expected to rise to 78.1 million units by 2011 and an influx in 3D content from movies to gaming to digital advertising, 3D is no longer just a trend, rather it's a technology with staying power.
Demonstrating a broad commitment to the 3D category for both commercial and consumer applications, LG's product line is ahead of the curve in addressing broader business needs, from 3D monitors in healthcare environments to an enhanced entertainment experience for lodging and hospitality.
"Beyond the living room, the immersive experience of 3D video will help transform commercial display applications in the years ahead," said Dr. Nandhu Nandhakumar, senior vice president, advanced technology, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "As businesses explore how to leverage this technology to engage consumers and drive business, LG is creating products with the versatility to entertain and educate."
3D HDTV Evolution
LG Electronics, which already has introduced a Full LED 3D TV for consumers, plans to introduce 3D screens for the commercial landscape. Taking cues from its consumer counterparts, LG's commercial 3D TVs will blend a sleek design with 3D capabilities that will allow end users to enjoy 3D entertainment as if they were at the movies. While LG's consumer 3D technology works with active shutter glasses and an emitter built directly into the television, the commercial models will use passive glasses. With passive 3D technology commercial environments will have a lower cost per user while still providing a strong 3D viewing experience.
Going beyond HDTVs
LG's 3D projector (model CF3D) is a Full HD Single Lens Type 3D projector and provides a more life-like viewing experience. Featuring an amazing brightness rating of 2,500 ANSI-lumens and a high contrast ratio of 7,000:1, the 3D projector can be applied anywhere from lodging environments for special theater rooms to teaching environments. This model also features TruMotion 120Hz for smoother images - a technology previously only seen on flat panel HDTVs. Incorporating both Dual Engine and 3D Auto Picture Calibration technology, the CF3D offers superb color correction to help ensure images are displayed naturally.
For education or even healthcare environments looking to provide a more immersive teaching experience, LG also has a unique 3D LCD monitor which offers an extraordinary and interactive viewing experience with special glasses. Full HD 1920 x 1080 display resolution provides exception picture clarity while Tru-Surround HD, dual HDMI interfaces and 3 ms response times make this monitor a great way to capture the attention of any student.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion 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 and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. The LG Electronics USA Business Solutions division serves customers in the lodging and hospitality, digital signage, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
*Viewing 3D video may cause discomfort. Visit http://www.lge.com for details. 3D glasses may be required and sold separately.
Source: LG Electronics USA, Inc.
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Orb Networks Gives Sports Fans Live, Subscription-Free Access to International Soccer Matches
Orb Live Lets Users Enjoy Live and Pre-recorded Streams on Their Smartphones
OAKLAND, Calif., June 9 -- Orb Networks, the leader in digital media streaming solutions, today announced an update to its Orb software that enables users to placeshift internet TV content from their PC to connected devices like the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android phone. Just in time for the South Africa soccer event, fans can catch their country's teams playing for glory. With a 10 to 12-hour time difference between the continental U.S. and South Africa, many North American-based fans will find it difficult to watch live matches during regular daytime hours at home on TV. The Orb Live application for iPhone and Android will allow fans to enjoy games in real time from the palm of their hand.
"This tournament is on everyone's mind. We're helping bring live international soccer matches from South Africa to our users' smartphones," said Joe Costello, CEO of Orb Networks. "Devoted soccer fans no longer have to suffer through the day waiting for a highlight reel or be forced to watch a match replay hours after the fact."
While internet TV sites like ESPN3* are accessible to most broadband users from their PC, their content cannot be viewed on a smartphone. Today's software release lets users placeshift internet TV streams from their PC to their smartphone. These sites feature a range of popular sports including international soccer, boxing, tennis, poker, basketball, football, golf and many others.
What is Orb MyCast?
Orb MyCast is a personal media server for PC or Mac that enables users to placeshift personal content, live TV, and internet TV to other PCs, game consoles, smartphones and mobile phones with browsers. Orb has a rich history of enabling PC and Mac users to placeshift content from their home PC or Mac. Today's release of MyCast 2.57 enables users to placeshift internet TV streams from ESPN3. Content that users can view on their PC, can now be viewed on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android by downloading the Orb Live application from the iTunes App Store or Android Market.
The Orb MyCast software is available as a free download from http://www.orb.com. Since its introduction in 2005, Orb Networks has registered more than 10 million downloads for its Orb MyCast software.
What is Orb Live?
Orb Live is an application for iPhone and Android that allows users to stream personal content, live TV, and internet TV streams from their home PC to their mobile device. Orb Live has been optimized for transmission over Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE networks and is the most full-featured personal media streaming solution for Android phones, iPhones, iPad and iPod touch devices. Orb Live is available from the iTunes App Store and Android Market for $9.99.
About Orb NetworksBased in Oakland, California, Orb Networks, Inc. is the leader in digital media streaming solutions for digital home and remote access applications. The company develops PC software, smartphone applications and web application services.
Orb has developed an award-winning service that combines the use of an internet media portal and a proprietary software application. Orb leverages the best in available technology (broadband, Wi-Fi, wireless internet access and portable devices) to provide a new way for people to connect with their digital media in the manner "how, when and where" they most desire. In short, Orb gives the user instant access to photos, music, videos, live television, and other digital content on their home PC at anytime and from any internet-connected device, such as a mobile phone, PDA or laptop. Orb is enabling media anywhere.