U.S. Cellular Launches Mobile TV Service Powered By MobiTV
Service features include ability to download and store content for offline viewing; enhanced user interface for simple discovery and a more personalized experience
CHICAGO and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Delivering on the increasing demand for mobile media services, U.S. Cellular has launched U.S. Cellular Mobile TV, powered by MobiTV.
U.S. Cellular Mobile TV, a downloadable application, features live TV, video-on-demand programming and the option to download content for offline viewing. Subscribers will have access to top programming from ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, The Disney Channel, MTV, Comedy Central and more. In addition to the core entertainment package consisting of news, sports and other select entertainment, genre-specific content packages are also available, including a Spanish-speaking package featuring content from Univision and other providers, and a children's programming package featuring premium content from Nickelodeon, PBS Kids and more.
"Our partnership with MobiTV represents another opportunity for us to delight customers with quality TV entertainment whenever and wherever they want," said Joe Settimi, Senior Director of Data Strategy and Services for U.S. Cellular. "Additionally, U.S. Cellular Mobile TV will operate on our high-speed nationwide network so users can access information quickly and enjoy everything their cell phone has to offer."
U.S. Cellular Mobile TV provides subscribers with access to compelling features powered by the latest version of MobiTV, Inc.'s converged media platform. These include an enhanced user interface for simple discovery, providing subscribers with tools to create a more personalized experience, and the ability to download and store content for offline viewing.
"Being selected by one of America's top carriers not only showcases the strength of the MobiTV technology platform, but also the demand for a reliable and flexible platform on which a service can grow upon," said Charlie Nooney, CEO, MobiTV, Inc.
For more information on U.S. Cellular Mobile TV, other deals, plans and phones, and other restrictions on these offers, visit any U.S. Cellular store, go to uscellular.com or check out U.S. Cellular on Facebook.
About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates 2011 Customer Service Champion and received PC Magazine's 2011 Readers' Choice Award. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or uscellular.com. To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on Facebook.com/uscellular, Twitter.com/uscellular and YouTube.com/uscellularcorp.
About MobiTV, Inc.
MobiTV, Inc. is a leading provider of premium end-to-end mobile media solutions.The MobiTV converged media platform delivers live TV, video-on-demand, and the ability to download-and-store content for offline viewing to millions of users on all major wireless networks and all major mobile operating systems. The MobiTV platform is designed to help carriers monetize their network, allow content partners to extend their reach to millions of mobile viewers and offer OEMs a canvas to market new innovations and device features.
Founded in 1999, MobiTV, Inc. is a privately-held company with headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. For more information about MobiTV, Inc.'s convergence-capable platform and some of its patented components, please visit http://www.mobitv.com/platform-technology.
U.S. Cellular Contact:
Chelsea L. Whittington
Zendesk Launches Into the Enterprise with Customer Support Solution Tailored to Large Organizations
New Enterprise-Grade Security and Customization Capabilities for Leading Cloud-Based Help Desk
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zendesk, the proven cloud-based help desk software provider, today announced its new Zendesk Enterprise Plan, offering a fast, customizable, and secure customer support solution specifically designed for large, international, or multi-brand organizations. The new plan gives companies the ability to tailor their help desks according to their own needs while maintaining the highest levels of security. In addition, subscribers can provide unlimited internal usage through light agents, giving everyone in an organization the ability to collaborate internally on support issues.
Zendesk's philosophy has always been that whether a company is a start up or a large multi-national organization, we will offer a variety of plans so that customers have the choice to pick the one that best meets their specific needs. As a result more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries have chosen Zendesk ranging from small and medium businesses such as Livescribe and Cloudera to large multi-national companies including Adobe and Sony Music.
In 2007, Zendesk started a revolution in customer service by allowing small and medium-sized companies to stay on top of all any type of customer conversation including those through the web, email, social media, and more. For the first time, companies who loved their customers could also love their help desks. Today, Zendesk brings that revolution to the enterprise.
"Help desk needs vary from company to company. We're always listening to customer feedback to fine tune our offerings to provide the best choice for all organizations, regardless of size," said Zack Urlocker, COO of Zendesk. "Zendesk has become the de facto standard for small and medium businesses. Our largest customers started asking for enterprise-grade features that provide sophisticated customization capabilities and added layers of security. We responded with Zendesk Enterprise."
New features available in Zendesk Enterprise Plan include:
-- Unlimited Internal Usage: Organizations can now access and collaborate
internally on support conversations through light agents without having
to pay for additional seats. This new capability is a direct result of
Zendesk's large customers asking to enable company-wide insight into
-- Multi-brand Help Desk: Parent companies with multiple brands can work
efficiently by centralizing their support teams while maintaining
multiple uniquely-branded customer facing support portals.
-- Custom Agent Roles: Organizations can customize permission levels for a
group of agents by allowing or restricting access to specific features
within Zendesk, such as access to private comments or channels, or
ability to change ticket fields.
-- Business Rules Analysis: Companies can now analyze the performance of
their business rules and support workflows.
-- Network Restrictions: Administrators can restrict access to Zendesk by
defining a range of IP addresses.
-- Email Archiving: Customer support interactions can be automatically
archived, making e-discovery and adherence to compliance regulations
easier in case of audits or legal requests.
-- Priority Support: Zendesk commits to respond to customer submissions in
less than an hour, in addition to access to our agents by phone 24/7.
"At Box.net, we pride ourselves on our product's simplicity, security and performance," said Jon Herstein, Box.net's Vice President, Customer Success. "When looking for a help desk solution to meet the support needs of thousands of customers, we required the same. Zendesk has always offered simplicity and performance. With its new Enterprise plan, it now delivers the enterprise-grade features we require. And, with the plan providing unlimited usage by light agents without having to pay for additional seats, we are able to engage our entire company in the support process."
Zendesk Enterprise Plan is now available for $99 per agent per month on an annual subscription basis. To learn more about the Zendesk Enterprise Plan, visit http://www.zendesk.com/enterprise.
Zendesk is the leading provider of proven, cloud-based helpdesksoftware. For growing organizations, Zendesk is the fastest way to enable great customer service. More than 10,000 Zendesk customers, including Adobe, MSNBC, Sony, OpenTable and Groupon, trust Zendesk with their most valuable assets: their customers, partners, and employees. Founded in 2007, Zendesk is funded by Charles River Ventures, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. Learn more at http://www.zendesk.com.
CONTACT: Lisa Kornblatt of SSPR, +1-847-415-9330, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Zendesk
SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England, August 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Kingston SandForce based HyperX SSD range with fully
qualified, mass-production level firmware and hardware shipping now
- Shipping in 120GB and 240GB capacities.
- Based on SandForce SF-2281 controller featuring SATA Rev 3.0
- Incredible sequential read/write throughputs of 555/510MB/s.
- Max 4KB random read95,000 IOPS (both capacities).
- SandForce DuraClass(TM) Technology to provide best in class
- Coming as a standalone part or as a bundle with the HyperX
Upgrade Kit for easy installation.
Kingston Digital Europe Ltd, an affiliate of Kingston Technology Company
Inc, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the
Kingston HyperX SSD, its first SATA Rev. 3.0 6Gb/s based SSD (Solid-State
Drive) range, is now shipping with fully qualified, mass production level
firmware and hardware. The HyperX SSD features the latest SandForce
controller, perfect for enthusiasts, gamers and performance users.
"We are thrilled to announce that the Kingston HyperX SSD range is now
shipping," says Krystian Jaroszynski, Product Marketing Manger Flash,
Kingston Technology Europe. "The HyperX SSD matches up the SandForce
controller with premium Intel 25nm Compute NAND (P/E 5K) and has undergone
extended rigorous testing and qualifications, the same standard that
Kingston applies to all of its products, in order to bring a stable and high
performing product to market."
The Kingston HyperX SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty, 24/7 tech
support and legendary Kingston reliability.
- Form factor: 2.5"
- Interface: SATA Rev. 3.0 (6Gb/s), SATA Rev. 2.0 (3Gb/s)
- Guaranteed: Three-year Kingston warranty, 24/7 tech support
- Capacity: 120GB, 240GB
- Storage temperatures: -40degree(s)C ~ 85degree(s)C
- Operating temperatures: 0degree(s)C ~ 70degree(s)C
- Dimensions: 69.85mm x 100mm x 9.5mm
- Vibration operating: 2.17G
- Vibration non-operating: 20G
- Operating shock: 1500G
- Power specs:
120GB: 0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.6 W (TYP) Read / 2.0 W (TYP) Write
240GB:0.455 W (TYP) Idle / 1.5 W (TYP) Read / 2.05 W(TYP) Write
* Based on internal testing. Performance may vary based on system
1 Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions
and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please
consult Kingston's Flash Memory Guide at Kingston.com/Flash_Memory_Guide.
Kingston HyperX SSD
Part number Capacity and features VAT)
SH100S3/120G 120GB STAND-ALONE SSD GBP206
SH100S3/240G 240GB STAND-ALONE SSD GBP392
SH100S3B/120G 120GB HYPERX UPGRADE KIT GBP218
SH100S3B/240G 240GB HYPERX UPGRADE KIT GBP404
Check out Kingston's refreshed consumer website full of news,
competitions and tips & tricks:http://www.rememberkingston.com
About Kingston Digital, Inc.
Kingston Digital, Inc. ("KDI") is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston
Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent manufacturer of
memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain
Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call +44(0)1932-738888
or visit http://www.kingston.com/europe
Kingston and the Kingston logo are registered trademarks of Kingston
Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the
property of their respective titleholders.
Source: Kingston Digital Europe Ltd
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Globant Acquires Mobile-Focused Nextive and Creates New Job Opportunities in the US
US-based Nextive brings deep expertise in mobile and social technologies allowing Globant to expand in North America. To face this growth, Globant plans to add more domestic talent.
SAN FRANCISCO,Aug. 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Globant, leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences, acquired Nextive (http://www.nextive.com), expanding Globant's presence in the US, widening its expertise in mobile and social technologies and strengthening its position as leader in the creation of innovative software products.
With this acquisition, Globant plans to expand its portfolio of mobile and social services through Nextive's capabilities. Founded in 2008 in San Francisco, California, Nextive has a broad set of clients in the US, including companies like Crowdstar, GSN and Zynga. Nextive's team will lead Globant's Mobile Studio, adding new practices and increasing its reach. Nextive's more than 130 professionals will join Globant's team, working from their development centers in San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Cordoba.
Nextive's US headquarters will allow Globant to strengthen its presence near its customers and propel its growth in North America. After this transaction, Globant plans to expand the US team. The Company is currently hiring 120 new Globers per month worldwide, and expects to add 200 US-based professionals in the next two years as well.
"We are really excited about this deal. We are glad Nextive is joining us because it will allow us to keep growing in the US. Since we founded Globant, we wanted to create a company that brought opportunities for talent worldwide, so with this acquisition, we will be creating job opportunities for US professionals," commented Martin Migoya, Globant CEO & Co-founder. He added: "For us it's key to continue working on the specialized expertise we have built with our Studios. Nextive strongly complements our knowledge in mobile innovative solutions, which will benefit our customers."
"Nextive and Globant share the same culture of innovation and challenge. Globant's global vision, constant growth and creativity, combined with the experience and talent of both companies, will allow us to augment our services and relationships with customers," pointed out Martin Umaran, Globant COO, M&A chief & Co-founder.
"We are excited to join the ever-growing Globant team in the US and Argentina, where we will find plenty of challenges and new opportunities with companies like EA, LinkedIn and Google. We will also be able to realize the full potential of our combined efforts to produce outstanding mobile and social experiences for larger audiences," stated Andrew Burgert, Nextive CEO.
Globant is the Latin American leader in the creation of innovative software products that appeal to global audiences, specializing in the use of agile methodologies and a rational blend of open source and proprietary software. At Globant we have a holistic view of software development, where the best engineers team up with art design studios and innovation labs to deliver a superb user experience. Globant is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina with offices in Tandil, Cordoba, Rosario, Resistencia, Bahia Blanca and La Plata in Argentina, San Francisco, New York and Boston in the United States, Montevideo, Bogota, and London. For more information, visit http://www.globant.com.
Adds Tier IV Data Center and IT Security & Support Platform to EarthLink's Managed Services
ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IP infrastructure and services company, completed its acquisition of Business Vitals, a national provider of managed information technology (IT), security and professional services based in Columbia, South Carolina. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition provides EarthLink with an additional Tier IV secure data center connected to its fiber network, a fully redundant Security Operations Center (SOC) and a broad set of security-centric IT outsourcing solutions.
With Business Vitals, EarthLink will enable clients to focus on core business issues by outsourcing the management of a broad range of IT operations, infrastructure and systems. Business Vitals brings to EarthLink additional IT security and professional services capabilities currently provided to businesses in the financial, retail, legal, engineering, manufacturing and healthcare industries as well as universities and government agencies. As a SAS70 Type II tested operation, Business Vitals supports clients in 35 states and 10 countries.
Combined with its recently launched EarthLink Cloud(TM) and existing managed services, this acquisition will allow EarthLink to rapidly offer a full range of secure IT solutions to business customers through its newly formed Premier, National, and partner distribution channels. The new Tier IV data center is connected to the EarthLink fiber network and to its other on-net regional data centers to provide cloud and disaster recovery services. These services will be supported by certified engineers in EarthLink's Security Operations Center, IT Solutions Center, and Network Operations Centers.
"EarthLink is building a full range of managed IT services that focus on security as a key capability," said Brian Fink, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Managed Services. "Business Vitals is an important extension of our managed services portfolio, and we will be actively leveraging the assets, capabilities and proven expertise we have acquired to enhance our national managed services business."
Jeff Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of Business Vitals, joins EarthLink as Vice President of IT Solutions and Security. "Business Vitals has built a premier IT managed security services and IT risk management firm with a strong customer base. We are pleased to become part of EarthLink, which translates into more and better options for current and future clients," added Brewer.
EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK) is a leading provider of Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure and services to medium-sized and large businesses, enterprise customers, and over 1.6 million customer relationships across the United States. The company has provided Internet access and communications services for decades and has earned an award-winning reputation for both outstanding customer service and product innovation. Its EarthLink Business(TM) division provides a full complement of voice, data, mobile, cloud hosting and equipment services over a 28,000 mile fiber network and MPLS-based services nationwide. EarthLink Consumer is a leading Internet Service Provider connecting people to the power and possibilities of the Internet. For more information, visit EarthLink's website http://www.earthlink.net
Cautionary Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking" statements (rather than historical facts) that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described. Although we believe that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot promise that our expectations will turn out to be correct. Our actual results could be materially different from and worse than our expectations. With respect to such forward-looking statements, we seek the protections afforded by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These risks include (1) that we may not be able to execute our business strategy to transition to a leading IP infrastructure and managed services provider, which could adversely impact our results of operations and cash flows; (2) that we may be unsuccessful in making and integrating acquisitions into our business, which could result in operating difficulties, losses and other adverse consequences; (3) that the continuing effects of adverse economic conditions could harm our business; (4) that if we do not continue to innovate and provide products and services that are useful to individual subscribers and business customers, we may not remain competitive, and our revenues and operating results could suffer; (5) that our failure to implement cost reduction initiatives will adversely affect our results of operations; (6) that we will require a significant amount of cash, which may not be available to us, to service our debt and fund our other liquidity needs; (7) that we face significant competition in the Internet industry that could reduce our profitability; (8) that our consumer business is dependent on the availability of third-party network service providers; (9) that the continued decline of our consumer access subscribers, combined with the change in mix of our consumer access base from narrowband to broadband, will adversely affect our results of operations; (10) that our commercial and alliance arrangements may not be renewed or may not generate expected benefits, which could adversely affect our results of operations; (11) that privacy concerns relating to our business could damage our reputation and deter current and potential users from using our services; (12) that changes in technology in the Internet access industry could cause a decline in our business; (13) that we face significant competition in the communications industry that could reduce our profitability; (14) that decisions by the Federal Communications Commission relieving ILECs of certain regulatory requirements, and possible further deregulation in the future, may restrict our ability to provide services and may increase the costs we incur to provide these services; (15) that our wholesale services, including our broadband transport services, will be adversely affected by pricing pressure, network overcapacity, service cancellations and other factors; (16) that our operating performance will suffer if we are not offered competitive rates for the access services we need to provide our long distance services; (17) that we may experience reductions in switched access and reciprocal compensation revenue; (18) that our inability to maintain our network infrastructure, portions of which we do not own, could adversely affect our operating results; (19) that if we are unable to interconnect with AT&T, Verizon and other incumbent carriers on acceptable terms, our ability to offer competitively priced local telephone services will be adversely affected; (20) that we may not be able to compete effectively if we are unable to install additional network equipment or convert our network to more advanced technology; (21) that failure to obtain and maintain necessary permits and rights-of-way could interfere with our network infrastructure and operations; (22) that we may be unable to retain sufficient qualified personnel, and the loss of any of our key executive officers could adversely affect us; (23) that interruption or failure of our network and information systems and other technologies could impair our ability to provide our services, which could damage our reputation and harm our operating results; (24) that our business depends on effective business support systems and processes; (25) that government regulations could adversely affect our business or force us to change our business practices; (26) that our business may suffer if third parties used for customer service and technical support and certain billing services are unable to provide these services or terminate their relationships with us; (27) that we may not be able to protect our intellectual property; (28) that we may be accused of infringing upon the intellectual property rights of third parties, which is costly to defend and could limit our ability to use certain technologies in the future; (29) that if we, or other industry participants, are unable to successfully defend against legal actions, we could face substantial liabilities or suffer harm to our financial and operational prospects; (30) that we may be required to recognize additional impairment charges on our goodwill and intangible assets, which would adversely affect our results of operations and financial position; (31) that we may have to undertake further restructuring plans that would require additional charges, including incurring facility exit and restructuring charges; (32) that we may have exposure to greater than anticipated tax liabilities and the use of our net operating losses and certain other tax attributes could be limited in the future; (33) that we may reduce, or cease payment of, quarterly cash dividends; (34) that our stock price may be volatile; (35) that our indebtedness could adversely affect our financial health and limit our ability to react to changes in our industry; and (36) that provisions of our second restated certificate of incorporation, amended and restated bylaws and other elements of our capital structure could limit our share price and delay a change of management. These risks and uncertainties, as well as other risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from management's expectations, are not intended to represent a complete list of all risks and uncertainties inherent in our business, and should be read in conjunction with the more detailed cautionary statements and risk factors included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.
SOURCE EarthLink, Inc.
CONTACT: Media: Michele Sadwick, +1-404-748-7255, +1-404-769-8421 (mobile), email@example.com; or Investors: Louis Alterman, +1-404-748-7650, +1-678-472-3252 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org
TVW Upgrades with Comcast Business Class Ethernet for Reliable Internet Connectivity and Cost-Effective Solution
-- Scalable 30 Mbps Metro Ethernet Solution Provides a High-Capacity Connection and Saves TVW $12,000 a Year --
SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Corporation, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced that TVW, one of the oldest and most respected state public affairs networks in the country, has upgraded its infrastructure with Comcast Business Class Ethernet.
TVW, often called the Washington state version of C-SPAN, provides unedited television coverage of state government, elections and public policy events to more than 3.5 million viewers. From its state-of-the-art media center in Olympia, TVW sends a television signal to a satellite service at the University of Washington's main campus in Seattle, which transmits the signal for distribution to cable television households statewide.
TVW is leveraging Comcast's Ethernet Private Line Service for a secure, high-capacity fiber connection between its Olympia media center and the University of Washington satellite service.
"Our viewers trust TVW to bring them not only unbiased but uninterrupted legislative programming. A network outage would take us off the air, and we would lose credibility with our viewers," said Greg Lane, President of TVW. "As a previous T1 customer, we began looking for a new point-to-point solution. With Comcast, we found a reliable, cost-effective solution with scalable bandwidth that can be easily ramped up when we need it in the future."
TVW made history in 1995 with the first televised state court proceeding - a death penalty case being heard by the Washington Supreme Court. The TV network has big plans for the future to ensure Washingtonians have access to all public proceedings; therefore, the cable television network needs a data connection with flexible and scalable bandwidth to grow with it.
About Comcast Business Services
Comcast Business Services, a unit of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), provides advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. Through a modern, company-owned fiber network that is backed by 24/7 technical support, Comcast delivers Business Class Internet, TV and Voice services for cost-effective, simplified communications management.
Launched in 2011, the Comcast Business Class Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Metro Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Metro Ethernet services are significantly faster than T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets.
Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Best Portable Pocket Digital Television
NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hammacher Schlemmer Institute announces The Best Portable Pocket Digital Television after it outperformed all other models in tests for reception, ease of use, and durability.
"For 28 years, the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute has performed comparison tests to determine which products are The Best of their kind," explained Sheri Camarata, Manager of Product Research for the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute.
The portable televisions were tested from the 21st floor of an urban high-rise, inside a suburban, brick ranch house, and in a corporate office. The Best model displayed an average of 34 channels, 47% more channels than any other television, and its percentage of stations with crystal clear reception was 57% higher than its closest competitor.
Built for ease of portability, The Best model is only 4 3/4" long and its durable construction helps it withstand the rigors of travel.
"The Best Portable Pocket Digital Television did not incur any damage after repeated drops from 3 1/2' high, unlike other models that suffered damage to their battery compartment or housing," explained Ms. Camarata.
The Best Portable Pocket Digital Television's superior features include 480 x 272 resolution that produces crisp images and sharp motion devoid of streaking or blurring and a generous 60 degree viewing angle that allows adjacent viewers to watch programs easily.
The Best Portable Pocket Digital Television is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $199.95. For more information about this product, please visit http://www.hammacher.com/78845 or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at email@example.com
About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, backing all products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, website, and its famed landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.
CVS/pharmacy Launches New Digital Savings Option for ExtraCare, the Nation's Largest Retail Rewards Program
New "Send to Card" Feature Makes it Easier and More Convenient for Shoppers to Choose How They Want to Receive Select ExtraCare Offers
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ --CVS/pharmacy's ExtraCare Rewards Program, the largest retail rewards program with more than 67 million active cardholders, today announced the launch of a "Send to Card" digital savings option, a new feature that gives cardholders the ability to send select ExtraCare coupons received by email directly to their ExtraCare card. Customers who have opted in to receive ExtraCare emails can choose to send select coupons directly to their ExtraCare cards for automatic, digital in-store redemption, eliminating the need to print those coupons at home and submit paper copies at the register. As digital couponing rises in popularity, and today's shoppers look for easier and more convenient ways to save money, this new feature provides customers with the option to receive paperless savings, giving them the choice to save the way they prefer.
To take advantage of this new feature, cardholders can sign up for ExtraCare emails at http://www.cvs.com/extracareemail. Once enrolled, customers will receive personalized offers to use when shopping at CVS/pharmacy. When receiving these offers by email, customers will have the option to either "Send to Printer" and bring the coupon with them to the store to redeem, or "Send to Card" to send it directly to their ExtraCare card for automatic redemption to realize instant savings when scanning their card at the register during check out.
ExtraCare's new "Send to Card" feature makes it easier for shoppers who forget coupons at home or prefer not to print paper rewards. Shoppers that prefer paper coupons so they can physically collect and carry their rewards can still use this method as their preferred savings option.
"Our goal is to offer all 67 million ExtraCare cardholders the choice of how they personally want to engage with our program to receive offers and rewards at CVS/pharmacy," said Melissa Studzinski, vice president of customer relationship management for CVS/pharmacy. "We encourage all of our cardholders to sign up for ExtraCare emails to take advantage of this new, easy way to save while shopping at CVS/pharmacy."
The launch of "Send to Card" is the latest example of how CVS/pharmacy is listening to customer feedback and encouraging more ExtraCare members to take advantage of more of the rewards and coupons available to them.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with more than 7,200 CVS/pharmacy and Longs Drug stores. CVS/pharmacy is committed to improving the lives of those we serve by making innovative and high-quality health and pharmacy services safe, affordable and easy to access, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Caremark is available at info.cvscaremark.com.
Net Savings Link Responds to Master Blogger Input and Plans Newest "One Stop Savings" Link - Special Occasion Gift Section
CLEARWATER, Fla., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Net Savings Link, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CXLT), a company in the business of offering quality choices of discount deals to the mass consumer market of individuals, families, organizations, and networks throughout the United States, announced today that it is developing the latest link to its "one stop savings" corporate mantra - a Special Occasion Gift Division, scheduled to open by September of this year, announced David Saltrelli, CEO.
"Our Master Bloggers informed us that this is one of the top motivators for their frequency of site visitations, and therefore tops on their list of commissionable blogging efforts for us.
"According to industry statistics the average family purchases 72 gifts per year for an annual total of approximately $2,000 with nearly half being spent during the traditional Holiday Season. Our members are conditioned to solicit substantial discounts on any item or service that they purchase and by offering them this 'one stop' targeted gift category, we should be able to capture a substantial percentage of their gift-giving budget. Our members will be shopping online from home, at a substantial discount, at one of our vendor selected websites within the controlled environment of our website.
"We are grateful for our Master Blogger input, happy to respond to their preferences, and excited to commence sales in this targeted segment of our member family's annual budget. The system is working, and as a result, we are currently in discussions with some of the nation's top gift and gift basket providers," added Saltrelli.
Statements included in this update that are not historical in nature, are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including "anticipate," "believe," "intends," "estimates," "expect," and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements including, without limitation, those relating to the Company's future business prospects are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, due to factors such as those relating to economic, governmental, technological, and other risks and factors identified from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC.
Net Savings Link, Inc.
David Saltrelli, 727-442-2600
Continuity Software Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With SVA GmbH
Leading Systems Integrator (SI) to Offer RecoverGuard Disaster Recovery (DR), High Availability (HA) and Private Cloud Management Software to Clients Across Germany
NEW YORK, TEL AVIV, Israel and WIESBADEN, Germany, August 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Continuity Software [http://www.continuitysoftware.com ](TM), the
world's leading provider of disaster recovery (DR)
high availability (HA)
[http://www.continuitysoftware.com/ha-testing-monitoring ] and private cloud
monitoring and management solutions, today announced it has entered into a
strategic partnership agreement with SVA System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH, one
of Germany's foremost systems integrators (SI). Under terms of the
agreement, SVA will expand its broad data center infrastructure solutions
portfolio with Continuity Software's RecoverGuard(TM) software, enhancing
SVA's Integrative Disaster Recovery (IDR) solution, in order to provide SVA
clients with the most comprehensive customer-proven solution for ensuring
data protection, application availability and disaster recovery across
physical, virtualized and cloud computing environments.
"Our clients, many of whom are among the largest, most well-known and
respected business organizations in Europe, cannot afford even the slightest
data loss, downtime or service interruption. Any such occurrence could lead
to significant damages ranging from customer loss to missed revenue
opportunities to fines for regulatory compliance violations," said Michel
Baus, Manager Corporate Strategy, SVA. "Continuity Software's RecoverGuard
is the only solution that can ensure complete data protection and
application availability across our clients' enterprise IT environments.
Moreover, RecoverGuard is the only solution that provides 24/7 visibility
into all changes that take place across private, public or hybrid cloud
infrastructures, thereby enabling the elimination of any vulnerability
before it becomes a threat."
"We are delighted and proud to enter into a strategic partnership with
SVA - a company trusted by its clients for delivering only the most
advanced, cost effective and reliable technology solutions found anywhere in
the world," said Gil Hecht, Founder and CEO, Continuity Software.
"RecoverGuard will now ensure that SVA client data and applications are
protected and highly available at all times."
Continuity Software RecoverGuard is now generally available from SVA.
Founded in 1997, SVA is one of Germany's leading data center
infrastructure systems integrators (SI). Its corporate mission is to seek
and leverage the world's highest quality technology products in order to
provide its clients with end-to-end data center infrastructure solutions
that provide optimum IT and business results. Its areas of expertise include
scalability, high availability, high performance, data security, disaster
recovery, virtualization and cloud computing infrastructures. For further
information please visit: http://www.sva.de.
(c) 2011 Continuity Software. Continuity Software, RecoverGuard and DR
Assurance are trademarks of Continuity Software. All other brand and product
names in this announcement may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective holders.
Healthcare Software Company Kareo Introduces Free Customer Support
New program the latest in a series of customer service enhancements the company introduced this year, which also included tripling headcount, extending hours and creating professional training materials
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kareo, Inc., the leading provider of easy and affordable web-based medical billing software for physicians in the United States, announced today the availability of free support for all customers, eliminating the additional fee previously charged for customer support. The new program is the latest in a series of customer service enhancements this year, which also included tripling customer support headcount, extending support and training hours, and creating professional training courses and documentation. In connection with this announcement, Kareo has promoted James Armijo to VP of Customer Support.
"Kareo has long been known for its intuitive and innovative product," said Dan Rodrigues, Founder and CEO of Kareo. "Now we're striving to earn a reputation for industry leading customer service by making our support more accessible to all customers, improving response times, providing effective training and documentation, and simplifying and accelerating the setup process."
Key customer service enhancements in 2011:
-- Introduced free email & chat support to all customers and eliminated the
additional $99/mo. support fee
-- Tripled headcount in customer service to improve the quality of
interactions and support its rapid growth
-- Extended customer support hours to Mon-Fri from 6am-5pm PT to better
serve our east coast customers
-- Launched live chat to provide customers with an additional real-time
customer support option
-- Built a guided setup wizard in the product to simplify and accelerate
the setup process
-- Doubled the number of training webinars each week and introduced early
-- Hired a professional trainer to create a library of self-paced video
-- Hired a professional technical writer to develop product documentation
and other self-help content
-- Added account managers to offer more proactive support to high volume
-- Established firstname.lastname@example.org email address that customers can use to
contact the CEO
The recent customer service enhancements have resulted in a 325% increase in customer satisfaction over the past 6 months as measured by the industry standard Net Promoter Score (NPS) based on customer responses to monthly surveys.
"Our transition to Kareo was greatly enhanced by the helpfulness and timeliness of their support team," said James Davidson, MD of Willoughby, Ohio. "During our transition, we quickly learned that Kareo's trainers made themselves available during and after webinars to answer our questions. The friendly and helpful answers moved us along quickly. We had a number of questions and issues in the first couple months, but now we often go months without seeking assistance. All of our issues have been resolved, usually within a day or two. Although we opted for email support, in several instances a Kareo support representative called or provided a contact phone number to more efficiently resolve an issue. The level of professionalism has been superb and Kareo has support personnel that truly understand the program, medical billing, and are based here in the U.S."
By the end of this year, Kareo will also introduce a redesigned enrollment process for electronic claims, remittance and real-time eligibility services and a new online help center with a searchable knowledgebase of self-help content, videos, and answers to frequently asked questions for the company's knowledgeable customer support team.
Kareo is a leading provider of easy to use, affordable, web-based practice management and medical billing software to thousands of physicians and hundreds of medical billing companies. Kareo's user-friendly and quick-to-implement solution enables physicians to get paid faster by storing patient records, verifying insurance eligibility, submitting electronic claims to insurers, posting electronic insurance payments, billing patients, managing accounts receivable, and much more. For more information, visit Kareo on the web at http://www.kareo.com/.
SOURCE Kareo, Inc.
CONTACT: Kate Casey, +1-949-723-0520, email@example.com, for Kareo
SparkFun Electronics Announces ProtoSnap, a New Line of Products to Enable Beginners to Explore the World of Embedded Electronics
New product line aims to enable beginners in programming, prototyping and designing with electronics
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkFun Electronics (http://www.sparkfun.com), a provider of parts, knowledge and passion for electronics creation, today announced a new line of products designed to help the novice electronics enthusiast ease into the world of programming, prototyping and design.
Each product in the new ProtoSnap line features various input and output boards that are linked together, complete with traces, to form a multi-use prototyping platform. This allows users to experiment with embedded electronics without the burden of soldering, wires or other typical prototyping limitations.
There currently are three different products in the ProtoSnap line - the ProtoSnap Pro Mini, the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board and the ProtoSnap LilyPad E-sewing kit.
The Pro Mini combines an Arduino Pro Mini with a host of inputs and outputs to allow users to experiment with the Arduino language. When they have mastered programming the ProtoSnap Pro Mini, it can be broken apart so the individual components can be used separately. Both the ProtoSnap LilyPad Development Board and the ProtoSnap LilyPad E-sewing kits are designed to help users ease into e-textiles. They, too, can be broken apart into individual components and used in any number of different projects and applications.
"The ProtoSnap line is really designed with the beginner in mind," said SparkFun Engineer Ryan Owens. "We really think it will help introduce people to prototyping in an easy-to-understand and user-friendly way."
While the ProtoSnap line currently has three products, the range of possibilities for expansion is endless. SparkFun is excited to see the implications this new product holds for beginner electronics enthusiasts and hopes the ProtoSnap line will introduce a new group of people to the wonders of embedded electronics.
Founded in 2003, SparkFun shares its passion for electronics by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their own electronics projects. SparkFun currently offers more than 1,800 products, ranging from simple components, like capacitors and resistors to GPS units and Bluetooth modules. The company employs 120 people and is based in Boulder, Colorado.
O: (303) 581-7760, ext. 12
Rhapsody Members Get an Exclusive First Listen to Steven Curtis Chapman's New Album, re:creation
The iconic, multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY-Award winning artist's 17th album release is now streaming on Rhapsody
SEATTLE, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhapsody, the most popular premium, on-demand digital music service, today announced that its members are the first to hear the latest release from Christian music icon Steven Curtis Chapman, re:creation.
"I'm excited for everyone, especially fans of my music, to hear what I've been working on. I'm really grateful to Rhapsody for the opportunity to unveil my new recording, re:creation here," says Chapman.
The new album features six new songs from the five-time GRAMMY® Award winner, including the Top 5 single "Do Everything" and all new re-imagined recordings of his eight biggest hits. The entire record has a progressive and fresh acoustic sound, which reflects the energy and life found in the songs. The title speaks to the actual recreation of these songs, which are all new recordings.
"Over the course of his nearly 25-year career, Steven Curtis Chapman has chronicled his own journey through song while creating a soundtrack for our lives," said Wendy Lee Nentwig, Christian editor, Rhapsody. "We've watched him grow from a baby-faced Kentucky boy to the winner of more than 50 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including seven wins for Artist of the Year. His new album, re:creation, finds Steven Curtis emerging from a family tragedy to revisit some of his classic tunes, giving them a creative overhaul. Time and experience gives these songs new meaning, while Chapman delivers six brand-new tracks."
Rhapsody members are often privy to music and editorial content that can't be found anywhere else. In addition to leaks from popular artists such as TV on the Radio, Jack Johnson, The Black Eyed Peas and Zac Brown, Rhapsody produces exclusive concerts, videos, playlists, reviews and listening guides. Not yet a member? Rhapsody offers a free trial that includes mobile access, to prospective members. Access to Rhapsody's member benefits and massive collection of 12-million songs begins at http://www.rhapsody.com.
The Rhapsody® digital music service (http://www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 12 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through more touch-points than any other digital music service, including mobile phones from Verizon Wireless, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. Follow @Rhapsody on Twitter and keep up with the latest on the Rhapsody Facebook page.
Verizon Wireless Introduces First Netbook To Use Verizon's 4G LTE Network
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless today announced the Compaq(TM) Mini CQ10-688nr with built-in 4G LTE will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com on August 4.
Previously announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and powered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, the Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr is the ideal balance of performance and size. Customers can stream videos; video chat; and download music, photos and videos on a slim and stylish netbook. Customers can also stay connected using 4G LTE and access digital files on HP Cloud Drive, a digital filing cabinet to download or upload files while mobile.
Small business customers can take advantage of the 4G LTE speeds to quickly download and send email attachments and utilize word processing and Web browsing on-the-go. The ultraportable Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr is designed to help business owners and frequent travelers get their work done fast and efficiently.
-- 4G LTE - customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload
speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
-- Windows® 7 Home Starter 32-bit
-- 10.1" WSVGA Anti-glare LED Display (1024 x 600)
-- 1.66 GHz Intel® Atom(TM) Processor N455
-- 250 GB hard drive
-- Memory: 1 GB DDR3 RAM
-- VGA webcam with integrated digital microphone
-- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
-- Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards, multimedia cards,
memory stick and memory stick pro
-- Weight: 3.10 lbs
Pricing and availability:
-- The Compaq Mini CQ10-688nr will be available online at http://www.verizonwireless.com on August 4 for $499.99.
-- Customers will be able to choose one of the following Mobile Broadband
-- $30 monthly access for 2 GB monthly allowance
-- $50 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance
-- $80 monthly access for 10 GB monthly allowance
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 106.3 million total wireless connections, including 89.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Albert Aydin, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7513, Albert.Aydin@verizonwireless.com
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wired Real Estate Group Inc. ("WiredRE") today announced an alliance with Deerns America to offer data center design and data center project management services. As a leader in data center real estate, WiredRE is an early stage participant in some of the nation's largest developments, including Vineyard Data Park, Colorado Springs, a 100 MW data center development featuring both colocation and single-tenant sites, Fiber Depot, San Francisco, an over 100k sq-ft carrier hotel, and Vinakom Colocation, Chicago, a Chicago central loop carrier neutral colocation facility. Via the partnership with Deerns, WiredRE intends to support large and small-scale developments with integrated solutions for high-density and high-efficiency computing, from feasibility assessment and conceptual design through commissioning and full scale operations. Deerns has designed more than 2.3 million sq-ft of IT space globally, with a critical load of more than 670 MW.
"It's critical to integrate the technical aspects of data center development, design and operations with business planning and commercial feasibility. Having advised half of the top investment banks in the US, our commercial planning and advisory practice is leading the nation, so we began to look to integrate design and operational expertise via a best-in-breed design firm. We wanted a firm that works exclusively on mission critical infrastructure, and Deerns was an obvious fit," commented Everett Thompson, CEO, WiredRE. "Deerns has an 80+ year track record producing high-efficiency designs on some of the largest and most complex developments on the planet, and we expect their 100% free cooling solution to find a strong audience."
"We are growing rapidly in North American, and we have been looking for a partner with a complimentary brand to help us scale," commented Barry Weisscher, GM, Deerns America. "We considered numerous firms, but the approach, relationships, and national reach of WiredRE are unmatched to support our growth goals for the US Data Center market. Our 'Best in Class' data center solutions meet the most demanding standards for reliability, scalability and efficiency." Deerns are currently working on scalable, high availability data center design projects with efficiency as low as 1.12.
The Wired Real Estate Group Inc. ("WiredRE") is the nation's leading colocation and data center brokerage firm. The company maintains a proprietary data base of sites and supply / demand trends and conducts detailed primary market research on the colocation and wholesale data center markets, on a facility-by-facility basis. WiredRE uses this proprietary data center research to consult on data center design, equipment, project management, brokerage and finance. The firm has completed over 200 engagements in the last 36 months, including Agilent Technologies, Verizon, and half of the top investment firms in the US. Nationally, the firm represents nearly 1 M square feet of colocation and data center real estate for lease. To search over 1,500 data centers for lease or sale, go to http://www.WiredRE.com.
Deerns is a privately owned firm founded in 1928 with its headquarters in The Netherlands and branches in The United States (Denver, CO and Rockville, MD) Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom and Dubai. The company has grown into one of the largest independent mechanical and electrical consulting firms in the building services engineering industry in Europe. Deerns is exclusively focused on critical infrastructure, including data centers, airports, hospitals, clean rooms, and Level 3 & 4 bio hazard labs. Deerns' approach is focused on energy efficiency, reliability, modularity, and scalability. Deerns employees over 500 engineers worldwide and has a turnover of more than $65M.
Alfamation Introduces New Test Development Software for Enhanced NI TestStand Programming
SuperNova Offers Easier, Faster Development and Management of Manufacturing Test Applications
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alfamation today released SuperNova, a visual, configuration-based development environment for automated test built on National Instruments TestStand test management software. With this new, fully integrated test application framework, engineers can quickly and easily create and manage test applications from development to deployment in the electronic manufacturing test environment.
With its graphical user interface and workflow mapping, Alfamation SuperNova offers test engineers more efficient application development, while leveraging the proven functionality and performance of NI TestStand.
"We are excited to see the continued growth of NI TestStand partner products with the introduction of SuperNova," said Santiago Delgado, Product Manager at National Instruments. "As devices, and the systems needed to test them, continue to grow in complexity, test engineers can now take advantage of the powerful and efficient tools provided by SuperNova to simplify development and focus more time on their core competency of test."
SuperNova saves time, resources, and development costs by simplifying NI TestStand custom configurations. The fully integrated Alfamation SuperNova software provides test engineers with an intuitive, visual experience to develop and deploy NI TestStand applications with easier maintenance and without sacrificing quality.
The Test Project Concept
A key feature of Alfamation SuperNova is the Test Project Concept function, which stores all the information about a single Device Under Test (DUT) and the device's product variants. Test engineers can export the Test Project Concept and send it to the production environment to be loaded on the test equipment, for greater efficiency and less risk of lost or missing files.
In addition to the Test Project Concept function, SuperNova test development software also features:
-- Release management system
-- Product variant management
-- Signal management for naming, compensation, and calibration
-- Communication messages and commands management
-- Visual and interactive test reporting and label customization
-- Develop once/deploy multiple parallel test instances
-- Easily configurable process definition
-- Simplified parallel test management
Alfamation is a global provider of functional test products and solutions for the automotive, consumer electronics, telecom and medical industries. Alfamation challenges the traditional approach to functional test with technology innovations that address the test needs of continually changing markets, empowering today's manufacturing teams to manage and run sophisticated and rigorous functional tests, without the high costs and set up time of traditional systems. With more than twenty years of experience, Alfamation is a preferred vendor of engineers at many of the leading Fortune 500 engineering companies. Alfamation has been a leading National Instruments Alliance Partner since 2000, and honored as one of only 17 Select National Instruments Alliance Partners globally.
Alfamation and SuperNova are trademarks of Alfamation, in the U.S. and other countries. LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI, ni.com, National Instruments Alliance Partner and NI TestStand are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies. A National Instruments Alliance Partner is a business entity independent from National Instruments and has no agency, partnership or joint-venture relationship with National Instruments.
Iomega Introduces New Mac Companion Hard Drive With First of its Kind High Powered Charging Port for your iPad and Other Apple Devices
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Mac Users Need It, the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive has It:
-- Keep your iPad, iPhone and iPod Charged to Go
-- Two FireWire 800 Interfaces
-- A USB 2.0 Hub
-- 2TBs or 3TBs of Storage with Fast 7200 RPM Hard Drive
-- Bundled Iomega Protection Suite with Mac-Specific Software
Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced the new Iomega® Mac Companion Hard Drive, a speedy, large capacity desktop hard drive styled to match the latest Mac computers with a first-of-its-kind convenient high-powered port to charge your iPad, iPhone and iPod, as well as selection of computer interfaces for connecting peripherals like a printer or other external storage device.
"With the new Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive, Mac users now have a convenient and stylish way to quickly charge their iPads with the bonus of plenty of new storage capacity for their Mac computer," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corporation. "With more than nine million iPads sold in the last quarter alone, the new Mac Companion Hard Drive is the perfect complement for all those iPad owners. This futuristic drive blends effortlessly with the latest Mac computers and the Apple ecosystem of mobile devices. Together, form and function rarely looks as good or works as well as the new Iomega Mac Companion Drive."
Who wouldn't want the ultimate desktop hard drive for Mac computers?
Available in 2TB* and 3TB capacities, the new Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive utilizes a fast 7200 RPM 3.5-inch hard drive formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box. Rather than sitting off to the side and being in the way, the space-saving design of the Mac Companion Hard Drive allows it to fit perfectly on the base of your Apple iMac or your Apple monitor.
Of the many features included with the Mac Companion Hard Drive, Mac users may most appreciate the first-of-its-kind high powered USB charging port for their iPad, iPhone or iPod. (Apple portable products sold separately.) The charging port is a high-powered 2.1 Amp hookup that makes it easy and convenient to charge your iPad and other portable Apple devices so they're ready to go when you are. **
Adding peripheral devices to your Apple iMac computer is no problem with the new Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive. The stylish drive includes two FireWire 800 ports, one USB 2.0 port and a two port integrated USB 2.0 hub that lets you connect multiple devices such as a printer or other external storage device. The Mac Companion Hard Drive doesn't require the user to buy extra cables - the drive comes complete with one FireWire 800, one conversion FireWire 400-800, and one USB 2.0 cable.
The new Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive is the only major branded external HFS+ Mac desktop hard drive on the market today that incorporates a high powered Apple device charging port and a two-port USB 2.0 hub.
How much storage space is available on my desktop hard drive?
Users of the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive never have to ask that question because a handy capacity indicator gauge*** lets them know approximately how much space is available to store their data. Four LEDs on the front of the Mac Companion Hard Drive tell you the total capacity of the data volume that is being used to store files:
-- 4 LEDs lit white: less than 20% capacity in use
-- 3 LEDs white: 20-40% capacity in use
-- 2 LEDs white: 40-60% capacity in use
-- 1 LED white: 60-80% capacity in use
-- 1 LED red: more than 80% capacity in use
Iomega Protection Suite, Mac Edition, included
Owners of the new Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive also receive a powerful suite of software solutions bundled with their drive:
-- Iomega® QuikProtect for simple scheduled file-level backup
-- MozyHome® Online Backup for convenient online backup of up to 2GB free
-- A free 12-month subscription of Trend Smart Surfing for Mac allows users
to shop, bank and surf online while staying safe from attacks to your
identity and confidential information
Availability and Warranty
The new Iomega® Mac Companion Hard Drive is available worldwide in two capacities: the 2TB model is $195.00, and the 3TB model is $295.00. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.) The Mac Companion Hard Drive will initially be available exclusively at Apple retail stores and the Apple online store. Later this month, the product will be available from additional retailers, etailers and at http://www.iomega.com.
Both models of the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive include a three-year warranty with registration.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset -- information -- in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at http://www.EMC.com.
Iomega is a worldwide leader of innovative storage solutions for small businesses, distributed enterprises, home offices, and consumers. A wholly-owned subsidiary of EMC, the world's premier information infrastructure technology provider, Iomega has shipped more than 14 million terabytes of storage since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's portfolio includes industry-leading network attached storage solutions that utilize world class EMC storage and security technologies as well as Iomega's Personal Cloud technology; one of the industry's broadest selections of portable and desktop hard drives; multimedia drives that make it easy to view video and Internet content in the living room; and the one-of-a-kind Iomega® SuperHero(TM) Backup & Charger for iPhone. To learn more go to http://www.iomega.com. Resellers worldwide can visit http://www.ioclub.net.
NOTE: This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in EMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.
*1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
** For the fastest charge, the Mac Companion Hard Drive must be connected to the computer via FireWire rather than USB 2.0.
*** Requires software utility installation to enable capacity gauge feature.
Dungeons & Dragons Returns to the Legendary City of Neverwinter; Fans Vie for Glory in the City of a Thousand Fates
Exciting, New Suite of Neverwinter Offerings Unveiled at Gen Con Indy 2011
INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wizards of the Coast today announced that its iconic roleplaying game of fantasy and imagination, Dungeons & Dragons®, will return to one of the most well-known and fascinating cities within D&D lore and the Forgotten Realmsnovels - the city of Neverwinter. Along with the new D&D Neverwinter Campaign Setting comes an extensive suite of products and in-store play offerings, including a new comic mini-series, a board game, organized play sessions, and a new novel from New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore. Wizards of the Coast will showcase new Neverwinter product offerings at Gen ConIndy2011 on August 4-7 at Booth #2031, and fans can also get in on the adventure at http://www.ExploreNeverwinter.com.
"The Neverwinter suite of products and programs offer something for all players and fans, both new and seasoned," said Liz Schuh, Dungeons & Dragons Brand Director, Wizards of the Coast. "With so many different ways to engage with the city, players will be immersed in the storyline and find themselves vying for glory alongside their fellow adventurers no matter how they choose to play."
-- Neverwinter Mass Adventure at Gen Con 2011 - Show attendees of Gen Con
Indy 2011 will have the opportunity to participate in a Neverwinter
adventure using a series of QR codes to guide attendees to different
Wizards of the Coast sponsored special events and locations. Attendees
will be challenged along the way to choose between a quest for glory, a
quest for power, or a quest for riches with hints provided by D&D on
Facebook and Twitter.
-- Neverwinter Game Day - On August 6, join D&D players around the world
for an epic day of Dungeons & Dragons. This year, D&D Neverwinter Game
Day spotlights an exclusive adventure entitled Gates of Neverdeath, in
which characters are introduced to the intrigues and dangers that await
in the city of Neverwinter. For the first time, players will create
their own D&D characters at the event and play in a prelude adventure to
the upcoming D&D Encounters season! Visit the Store and Event Locator
to find participating retailers.
-- D&D Encounters: Lost Crown of Neverwinter & Fortune Cards - Beginning
August 10, players both young and old will gather on Wednesday evenings
in local game stores around the world to experience the D&D Encounters
Lost Crown of Neverwinter season. D&D Encounters is the first D&D
Organized Play program designed exclusively for weekly play at retail
locations worldwide - and this summer, adventuring parties will be hot
on the trail of the Lost Crown of Neverwinter. D&D Neverwinter Fortune
Cards, which launched this summer, enhance D&D Encounters game play by
adding an element of unpredictability as each card provides a game
effect that enhances attacks, defenses, or other benefits to characters.
-- Neverwinter Campaign Setting - The Neverwinter Campaign Setting is the
ultimate encyclopedia on the inner workings of the city of Neverwinter,
containing everything from history and geography to character themes.
It is the first-ever RPG book focused solely on one city and
conveniently presents Neverwinter content in a single hardcover format
containing information for both players and DMs.
-- D&D Lair Assault - Beginning this September, devoted Dungeons & Dragons
players worldwide will have the opportunity to gather at their local
participating game stores as part of a new, highly tactical D&D
Organized Play program named D&D Lair Assault. The first challenge,
Forge of the Dawn Titan, will feature thrilling "convention-style" play
that players and spectators alike are drawn to, challenging players on
two levels - character building and tactical knowledge.
-- The Legend of Drizzt: Neverwinter Tales Comic Mini-series -- For a
lighter story, fans can pick up the new 5-part mini-series The Legend of
Drizzt: Neverwinter Tales comic mini-series this summer. Published by
IDW and co-written by R.A. Salvatore and Geno Salvatore, the comic
mini-series delves into the characters that inhabit Neverwinter as the
city teeters on the brink of chaos.
-- D&D Heroes of Neverwinter Facebook game - For lighter digital game play,
fans can also take part in the D&D Heroes of Neverwinter game on
Facebook, a turn-based strategy game launching this summer with
pre-fabricated or user-generated dungeons, gifting and more.
-- Neverwinter, The Neverwinter Saga Book II by R.A. Salvatore - With a
fascinating cast of new secondary characters, Neverwinter launches on
October 4 and takes the dual-scimitar wielding dark elf Drizzt and
brings him to an area of the Realms he's never adventured in -
Neverwinter. With the last of his trusted companions having fallen,
Drizzt is alone--and free--for the first time in almost a hundred years.
Forced to see the dark deeds of common men, Drizzt begins to find
himself on the wrong side of the law in an effort to protect those the
law has failed. The paperback release of Gauntlgrym, The Neverwinter
Saga Book I by R.A. Salvatore that lays the groundwork for all of the
Neverwinter product offerings this fall, just released on July 5th.
-- The Legend of Drizzt Board Game - Launching October 18, this thrilling
board game is based on the adventures of Drizzt Do'Urden, as told in the
New York Times best-selling Forgotten Realms novels by R.A. Salvatore.
Players take on the role of the legendary drow ranger or one of his
famous adventuring companions, battle fearsome foes, and win treasure
Dungeons & Dragons is the iconic roleplaying game of fantasy and imagination that is part storytelling, part social interaction and part chance. Visit DungeonsandDragons.com for more details on the Dungeons & Dragons follow D&D on Facebook and Twitter.
About Wizards of the CoastWizards of the Coast LLC, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), is the leader in entertaining the lifestyle gamer. The company holds an exclusive patent on trading card games (TCGs) and their method of play and produces the premier trading card game, Magic: The Gathering, among many other trading card games and family card and board games. Wizards is also a leading publisher of roleplaying games, such as Dungeons & Dragons, and publisher of fantasy series fiction with numerous New York Times best-sellers. For more information, visit the Wizards of the Coast Web site at http://www.wizards.com.
4Videosoft Newly Upgraded Video Converter Ultimate: Comprehensive Video Converter to Convert Video and Rip DVD
BEIJING, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- 4Videosoft newly upgraded Video Converter Ultimate, one 3-in-1 Video Converter to convert between all videos, rip DVD to any video/audio formats and extract audios from video movies. With the help of this Video Converter Ultimate, you not only can rip DVD to various popular video/audio formats, but also convert between all video formats, like MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, WMV, MKV, MPEG, HD movie etc. Moreover, you can extract audios from all video formats easily. Adopting NVIDIA® CUDA(TM) technology, you can complete the conversion with super fast speed. Then you can enjoy your iPad, iPhone, PSP, iPod every where you go.
Apart from the basic converting function, the upgraded Video Converter Ultimate has more powerful editing functions. You can optimize the video effect by adjusting Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Deinterlacing. You also can trim the video length, change the aspect ratio and make watermark. This Ultimate Video Converter also supports previewing for you to preview both source video and output video at the same time. If you like, you can catch your favorite pictures while previewing. Before conversion, you are allowed to choose Audio Track, Subtitle, output profile and output destination.
In a word, 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate is the best choice for you to convert video files and rip DVDs. With its intelligent functions, it will bring you more fun. What's more, it is available only for $45.00. Just download it to have a free try. For more details, please visit: http://www.4videosoft.com/video-converter-ultimate.html.
OS Supported: Windows XP/2000/Vista/Windows 7
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ThinRDP Transforms Web Browsers into Virtual Desktops to Maximize Remote Computing Potential
ThinRDP leverages HTML5 Web browser technology to deliver virtual RDP access to Windows applications from any PC, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, or Android tablets
WILMINGTON, Del., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybele Software, Inc. announces the release of ThinRDP for Microsoft® Remote Desktop Services, the premier software tool for high-performance, remote access to Windows applications. ThinRDP dramatically expands the possibilities of remote, virtual computing by converting any modern Web browser into a powerful Desktop Client capable of securely accessing Windows applications remotely. With ThinRDP, users can access all of their programs, documents, files, and network resources through their preferred device -- PC, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet, Chromebook, or any other device that supports HTML5.
ThinRDP enables secure access to any PC on the corporate LAN through a single, public IP address. This includes access to applications and desktops running Microsoft RDS/ Terminal Services and RDS/VDI platforms, such as session-based applications and virtual desktops.
ThinRDP facilitates the complete spectrum of cross-browser, cross-platform access. With ThinRDP, users of Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android, and iOS can connect remotely into their Windows desktops through their favorite browser. ThinRDP supports Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and all other HTML5-capable Web browsers. Earlier versions of Internet Explorer may be enhanced with HTML5 features by the addition of the Google ChromeFrame plug-in.
The ThinRDP architecture is comprised of the ThinRDP Windows Server and the ThinRDP Web Client. The ThinRDP Windows Server is a secure, high-performance HTTP/WebSockets server which serves the Web pages needed to run the ThinRDP Web Client. The ThinRDP Windows Server also acts as a gateway between the ThinRDP Web Client and the remote RDP server.
When an end user accesses the ThinRDP main page and enters the appropriate connection parameters, the ThinRDP Web Client connects to the ThinRDP Windows Server using Ajax or WebSockets. After the connection is established, ThinRDP Windows Server interprets RDP commands, optimizes them for the Web, and sends the resulting data stream to the ThinRDP Web Client.
-- Enables access to applications and desktops running on Windows Terminal
-- Allows users to remotely connect to RDS/VDI platforms (i.e. virtual
desktops or applications)
-- Allows companies to publish their Windows applications to the Web
-- Works with any HTML5-compliant Web browser
-- Supports PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, and Android devices
-- Driven by a high-performance, firewall-friendly, HTTP/WebSockets server
-- Provides secure access through just one public IP address and port
-- Compatible with all 32-bit/64-bit versions editions of Windows XP and
-- Compatible with XRDP Server
ThinRDP Web Client
-- HTML5 Web browser-compliant
ThinRDP Windows Server
-- Windows XP 32-bit/Windows XP 64-bit
-- Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows Vista 64-bit
-- Windows 7 32-bit/Windows 7 64-bit
-- Windows Server 2008 32-bit/Windows Server 2008 64-bit
AT&T Expands Mobile Broadband Wireless Capacity in the Greater Baltimore Area
Additional Spectrum Expected to Improve Connectivity and Performance of Mobile Broadband Data and Voice Connectivity
BALTIMORE, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers in greater Baltimore are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T*. The company announced today that it has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband network throughout the greater Baltimore area. From 2008 through 2010, AT&T invested more than $325 million in its Baltimore area wireless and wireline network.
Today's network enhancement adds new layers of frequency, also known as "carriers," to more efficiently manage available spectrum and increase mobile broadband capacity at local cell sites. The expansion helps manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T's mobile broadband network. It also comes in time to handle the influx of visitors and competitors for the highly anticipated inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix in September.
"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the Baltimore community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we're accomplishing that," said J. Michael Schweder, president of AT&T Mid-Atlantic. "In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Baltimore. If approved, this deal means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."
Charles R. Owens, president of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce, said AT&T's significant investment to improve its network will further bolster Baltimore's reputation as a great place to live and work.
"High-tech expansions like this one help our business community, our local economy and our overall quality of life," Owens said. "Few businesses today are more competitive than the wireless industry. That level of competition results in investment and new technology, which delivers benefits to the entire community."
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.
"We want you to have an extraordinary experience in Charm City and across the country, whether you are sharing videos and photos with friends, watching a movie, checking the latest scores or keeping your business mobile on your AT&T device," said Rob Forsyth, vice president and general manager for AT&T in the greater Washington/Baltimore area. "Smartphones, tablets and laptops are continuing to drive unprecedented demand for wireless access everywhere. We're investing in a combination of technologies right here in Baltimore to meet these needs and ensure an advanced broadband experience for all our customers."
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 26,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Baltimore or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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National Instruments Extends Leading PXI RF Test Performance to 14 GHz
New Vector Signal Analyzer Delivers Industry's Best Performance, Surpasses Box Instrumentation
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NIWeek - National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today introduced a 14 GHz version of its NI PXIe-5665 high-performance RF vector signal analyzer (VSA), which delivers best-in-class dynamic range and accuracy in a cost-effective PXI form factor. The new VSA features industry-leading phase noise and dynamic range, regardless of form factor, including traditional rack-and-stack instruments. Because of its PXI platform, the VSA can deliver measurement speeds up to 20 times faster than box instruments and for less cost. Additionally, it takes advantage of multicore computing architectures and parallel programming capabilities through NI LabVIEW system design software. It also offers peer-to-peer data streaming for signal processing and a flexible multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) architecture for phase-coherent measurements. Such features make it ideal for demanding RF test applications including radio detection and ranging (RADAR), satellite, radio and harmonic testing.
"The new NI PXIe-5665 VSA gives ST-Ericsson the performance and accuracy we need for 3GPP RF IC design validation in our characterization labs," said Sylvain Bertrand, RF broadband validation manager at ST-Ericsson. "At the bottom line, the VSA reduces our system cost while increasing flexibility and decreasing physical bulk compared to our previous box solutions."
The VSA offers the same industry-leading performance as the 3.6 GHz version of the NI PXIe-5665 while extending the capabilities into the 14 GHz frequency range. The VSA consists of the new NI PXIe-5605 downconverter, the NI PXIe-5653 local oscillator synthesizer and the NI PXIe-5622, a 150 MS/s intermediate frequency (IF) digitizer. This combination creates an ideal solution for spectrum and wideband vector signal analysis over a frequency range of 20 Hz to 14 GHz with analysis bandwidths up to 50 MHz. It features the industry's best third-order intercept point at +24 dBm with an absolute amplitude accuracy of +/- 0.10 dB as well as an impressive error vector magnitude of 0.33 percent for a 256 QAM modulated signal. It also delivers an exceptionally low phase noise of -129 dBc/Hz at a 10 kHz offset at 800 MHz and an average noise level of -165 dBm/Hz.
Because the new 14 GHz NI PXIe-5665 joins an industry portfolio of more than 1,500 software-defined PXI modular instruments, engineers can mix and match the VSA with a variety of modules and control an entire automated test system with LabVIEW system design software. Engineers can take advantage of the VSA's software-defined performance with RF software toolkits for LabVIEW, NI LabWindows(TM)/CVI and .NET to test the latest RADAR, satellite, radio and numerous RF and wireless communication standards including GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, LTE, WLAN and WiMAX.
The 14 GHz NI PXIe-5665 VSA will be available for shipping this October. To learn more about the new VSA, readers can visit http://www.ni.com/rf.
About National Instruments
National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 30,000 different companies worldwide, with its largest customer representing approximately 4 percent of revenue in 2010 and no one industry representing more than 15 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has approximately 5,500 employees and direct operations in more than 40 countries. For the past 12 years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company's investor relations department by calling (512) 683-5090, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.
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Nimbus Unveils Next Generation S-Class Flash Memory Systems
Increases Performance by 3x and Broadens Reach with Fibre Channel and Infiniband Connectivity
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the provider of award-winning intelligent solid state storage systems for next-generation datacenters, today announced the general availability of its second generation S-Class series of flash memory storage systems. The new line, which retains the S-Class designation, is three times faster than the original launched in 2010. In addition, the new S-Class adds support for Fibre Channel and Infiniband networking natively, in addition to the existing 10 Gigabit Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet support, making the new S-Class the most versatile network flash memory systems on the market today.
The new S-Class incorporates Nimbus' latest Enterprise Flash Modules, which take advantage of 6 Gbps SAS connectivity and a new higher-performance flash management processor. Advanced wear-leveling algorithms maximize flash durability in non-stop mission-critical installations. The new S-Class also features a new non-blocking internal midplane capable of providing full line-rate 6 Gbps performance to every flash module simultaneously. This architecture is vastly superior to expander-based systems, which funnel IO into fewer lanes, limiting performance. Finally, the new S-Class ups the number of processor cores, from 8 to 12, to enable even faster deduplication and other data management services.
Fibre Channel and Infiniband Connectivity
In response to customer demand, Nimbus broadened the networking capability of the S-Class by adding native Fibre Channel and Infiniband connectivity options. The new Fibre Channel IO module provides dual 8 Gbps ports with SFP+ optics and up to 4 IO modules can be added to the S-Class for a total of eight Fibre Channel ports. The new Infiniband module provides dual QDR 40 Gbps ports accommodating QSFP style cabling, and up to 4 IO modules are supported for a total of eight Infiniband ports. Both the Fibre Channel and Infiniband connectivity are backward compatible to prior speed generations, including 2 and 4 Gbps FC and 20 Gbps DDR Infiniband.
The Industry's Most Versatile Flash Memory Systems
With support for Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel and Infiniband, the Nimbus S-Class provides the industry's broadest range of network connectivity options. Furthermore, Nimbus HALO operating system, the software that powers the S-Class, features iSCSI, FC, SRP, NFS, and CIFS protocol support simultaneously, enabling complete unified SAN and NAS provisioning from one easy to use system. Multipathing and clustering is supported, perfect for virtualization deployments and scale-out databases. The new connectivity also broadens the appeal of S-Class Flash Memory Storage into new markets, including high-performance computing (HPC), financial services, and research institutions where low-latency networking is vital.
"Increasingly, IT managers are looking to flash memory storage systems for the most demanding applications to boost performance and speed up data access," said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager for Solid State Storage at IDC. "Network-based flash memory systems, such as Nimbus Data Systems second generation S-Class, that provide performance and reliability with data management services and versatile connectivity options are well positioned to capitalize on the tremendous demand forecast for solid state storage."
Availability and Pricing
The Nimbus S-Class is available immediately in three capacity models: 2.5 TB, 5.0 TB, and 10.0 TB. The systems have a starting price of $24,995, $49,995, and $99,995 respectively.
About Nimbus Data Systems
Nimbus develops Sustainable Storage(TM), the most intelligent and efficient solid state storage platform, purpose-built for virtualization, databases, HPC, and cloud infrastructure. Award-winning Nimbus S-Class systems combine scalable flash memory hardware, end-to-end data management software, and unified networking to deliver 10x greater performance, 90% lower operating costs, and superior data availability, all at an acquisition cost that rivals conventional disk-based primary storage. Nimbus solutions are installed worldwide at the most demanding data-intensive corporations and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.nimbusdata.com. Follow Nimbus on Twitter: http://twitter.com/nimbusdata.
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Avere Systems to Exhibit FXT Series at SIGGRAPH 2011
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Avere Systems today announced that it will be exhibiting its line of FXT appliances at SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th annual international convention and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques, in booth 150 of the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, August 7-11. Avere will also be co-sponsoring the Studio SysAdmins Birds-of-a-Feather session on August 9th from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Presentations will be given by several members of the StudioSysAdmins community on open infrastructure and support for the entertainment industry.
In use at leading visual effects and digital animation production facilities, including Sony Picture ImageWorks and Whiskytree Inc., Avere's FXT appliances help media and entertainment companies dramatically improve the speed and agility of the businesses by increasing throughput and scalability of key applications and workflows. The scale-out NAS solution Avere delivers removes content production bottlenecks by accelerating access to the most demanding VFX and animation applications, improves project timelines and keeps pace with newer workloads like 3D rendering. FXT appliances also enable shared access for remote designers and animators to create a virtual high-performance storage cloud.
"Avere's scale-out NAS appliances have a proven track record for providing real-world improvements in scalability and access in very performance-intense, media-centric environments," said Ron Bianchini, Avere President and CEO. "SIGGRAPH 2011 is an ideal venue for showing off the FXT series ability to solve the most challenging storage problems attendee companies face."
The Avere FXT Series of high-performance, scale-out NAS appliances is the first-ever solution to deliver the benefits of performance tiering and scale-out clustering to any NAS environment. Avere FXT appliances define a new NAS services product offering, providing value-add NAS functionality to both existing and new NAS deployments and both single-vendor and heterogeneous NAS environments.
The SIGGRAPH 2011 conference and exhibition is a five-day interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial exhibition that attracts expected to draw an estimated 25,000 professionals from around the world. SIGGRAPH is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of computer graphics research. In addition to SIGGRAPH's leading-edge technical program, the conference's installations provide close-up views of the latest in digital art, emerging technologies, and hands-on opportunities for creative collaboration. More information about the conference and exhibition is available online at http://www.SIGGRAPH.org/s2011/
About Avere Systems
Avere Systems provides NAS solutions that deliver breakthrough results for accelerating scale-out performance, reducing storage infrastructure costs, minimizing remote application latency and lowering overall operating costs. The company's innovative A-3 product architecture solves the typical NAS challenges of too many disks, poor scaling and global file access. Learn more at http://www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
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St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for 400 Employed and 1,200 Affiliated Physicians
Pennsylvania Health System Deploys Allscripts EHR on Apple iPad® to Enhance Usability, Mobility
CHICAGO and ALLENTOWN, Pa., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, a multi-hospital system serving the greater Lehigh Valley, Penn. has selected the Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) Electronic Health Record (EHR) for 400 employed physicians in more than 80 practices, and over 1,200 affiliated physicians. St. Luke's will offer to underwrite a portion of the cost of the Allscripts integrated Electronic Health Record and practice management solution for affiliated physicians in its communities, helping them to satisfy Meaningful Use requirements of the HITECH Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and qualify for financial incentives supporting the use of EHRs to improve patient care.
Repeatedly named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, St. Luke's 150 facilities serve patients in the Lehigh Valley, the third most populous and the fastest growing region of Pennsylvania.
"St. Luke's is committed to ensuring that our physicians have the information and connectivity they need to provide optimum patient care, and that includes our affiliated physicians, many of whom face challenges in the adoption of Electronic Health Records to accomplish that goal," said Dean Evans, President of St. Luke's Physician Group. "Our physicians selected Allscripts not only for the company's track record of success with large multi-specialty groups, but, just as important, for its record of success providing easy-to-adopt, easy-to-use EHR and practice management for small community practices. St. Luke's expects to leverage our partnership with Allscripts to help independent Lehigh Valley physicians adopt an EHR, qualify for Meaningful Use, and improve the coordination of patient care across the Valley by securely sharing patient information with our network of physicians, hospitals and post-acute facilities."
More than 200 St. Luke's physicians have already successfully begun using Allscripts ePrescribe, a standalone electronic prescribing solution, as a first step toward implementing the full Electronic Health Record. St. Luke's is providing all of its employed physicians with the Apple iPad®, pre-loaded with the Allscripts solution.
The HITECH-certified Allscripts Electronic Health Record and Practice Management solution for St. Luke's affiliated physicians is available via Software as a Service (SaaS) or traditional on-premise delivery, giving physicians a choice of what works best for them. The SaaS or "cloud computing" option delivers the Allscripts solution over the Internet, relieving smaller physician practices from the cost and complexity of software and hardware management.
St. Luke's four hospitals currently utilize the Allscripts Care Management solution to help ensure continuity of care by automating and consolidating everyday tasks for case managers. This fully-integrated, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application also streamlines the referral of patients requiring long-term care to St. Luke's own network of home health and hospice organizations as well as to the Allscripts network of 110,000 post-acute providers nationwide.
"St. Luke's successful experience with our Care Management product helped guide their choice of Allscripts as their go-forward partner, and their intelligent deployment approach, which started by deploying our electronic prescribing solution, and eventually will move physicians and other caregivers to our full Electronic Health Record on the iPad, will ensure that independent and employed physicians have a robust platform for utilizing this life-saving technology," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "The patients of Lehigh Valley should know that St Luke's is one of a handful of national leaders creating a Connected Community of Health(TM) in which care is coordinated across every setting and providers are empowered to collaborate to improve quality and remove cost."
About St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network is a multi-hospital system affiliated with more than 1,200 doctors serving the greater Lehigh Valley, PA. St. Luke's doctors, facilities and technology are consistently recognized as among the best in the nation. For more information, visit http://www.mystlukesonline.org.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) provides innovative solutions that empower all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum to deliver world-class outcomes. The company's Electronic Health Record, Computerized Physician Order Entry and other clinical, financial, connectivity and information solutions for hospitals, physicians and post-acute organizations are the essential technologies that enable a Connected Community of Health(TM). To learn more about Allscripts, please visit http://www.allscripts.com, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: the possibility that the expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings of the merger with Eclipsys Corporation ("Eclipsys") will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; potential difficulties or delays in achieving platform and product integration and the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others; the risk that the Allscripts and Eclipsys businesses will not be integrated successfully; competition within the industries in which we operate; failure to achieve certification under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act could result in increased development costs, a breach of some customer obligations and could put us at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace; the volume and timing of systems sales and installations, the length of sales cycles and the installation process and the possibility that our products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; our ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in our software products; the outcome of any legal proceeding that has been or may be instituted against us; compliance with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in laws or regulations in the healthcare industry, including possible regulation of our software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility of product-related liabilities; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the implementation and speed of acceptance of the electronic record provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; maintaining our intellectual property rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to third-party suppliers and our ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; and breach of our security by third parties. See our Annual Report on Form 10-KT for the seven months ended December 31, 2010 and other public filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to our business. The statements herein speak only as of their date and we undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in expectations.
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Lifeboat Distribution Adds Datawatch Monarch 11 Report Analytics Software to Portfolio of Software Offerings
Enhanced report analytics, report modeling and report mining software seen as valuable line extension for Lifeboat resellers
CHELMSFORD, Mass., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), the leading global provider of report analytics products and services, announced today that Lifeboat Distribution, the international specialty software distributor, has added Monarch 11, the world's most widely used report analytics software, to Lifeboat's exclusive Database Infrastructure World View(TM) portfolio of database software offerings. Continuing Datawatch's long-time distribution partnership with Lifeboat, the new Monarch 11 solution set is now available through Lifeboat's resellers and solution providers worldwide.
"The data modeling paradigm has largely been restricted to that of information contained in relational databases," said Harvey Gross, CTO, of Datawatch. "Increasingly, we are seeing more and more value added resellers (VARs) and implementation partners who want to apply the benefits of data modeling to information beyond the relational database world. Our partnership with Lifeboat Distribution serves those VARs and partners."
"Our resellers have long seen the value of Datawatch Monarch for modeling and mining the semi-structured data that is trapped in customers' existing reports," said Dan Jamieson, vice president and general manager, Lifeboat Distribution. "With the new Monarch 11, they'll be able to expand their solution offerings into more strategic - and more lucrative - customer data management and business intelligence initiatives."
Monarch 11, introduced in July 2011, is a self-service report modeling and report analytics offering for business users and executives. Monarch 11 gives users a brand-new, intuitive user interface, enhanced data modeling, and improved scalability.
Monarch 11 is the modeling engine that powers the Monarch Report Analytics platform, a platform that takes report mining to a new level: it is a complete enterprise solution that transforms static, isolated data from existing reports, invoices, statements and other documents into a dynamic framework for self-service analysis and visualization. The Monarch Report Analytics platform automates the processes that enable users to easily access, extract and incorporate data from any combination of existing reports already published inside or outside the enterprise, then create, publish and distribute the resulting dynamic, interactive reports throughout the enterprise - without requiring the time, expense or expertise of valuable IT resources.
Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering Datawatch Monarch solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels.
Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeboatvad.
About Datawatch Corporation
Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) empowers organizations to transform the massive amounts of valuable information that is trapped in static reports, PDF files, HTML and other content-rich, but difficult-to-use data sources, into a dynamic information analytics system that accelerates and improves decision-making throughout their operations. Datawatch's technology allows its more than 40,000 customers worldwide to leverage the investments they have made in reports from ERP, CRM and other custom applications into a high performance analytic information system at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional approaches. Datawatch is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts with offices in London, Munich, Sydney and Manila, with partners and customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.datawatch.com.
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MyHealthDIRECT Expands Services to California in Partnership with Regal Medical Group, an Independent Physician Association
Seamless, real-time, Web-based scheduling for healthcare appointments benefits thousands of physicians and patients and supports an integrated care coordination program
RESEDA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyHealthDIRECT and Regal Medical Group today announced a partnership that will assist the care transition process by scheduling health care appointments for its members using MyHealthDIRECT's web-based scheduling services solution.
MyHealthDIRECT's platform first builds, then organizes, open and available appointments throughout an entire provider network into a searchable and schedulable inventory of healthcare services and is used nationwide by hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations and health information exchanges. With this contract, MyHealthDIRECT expands its services to California where Regal Medical Group, an Independent Physician Association (IPA), coordinates health care with affiliated providers.
"Clients see immediate benefits as our solution simplifies and transforms the appointment-making process by providing real time search capabilities and sending appointment confirmation details and reminders to patients," said Jay Mason, CEO of MyHealthDIRECT. "MyHealthDIRECT not only helps organizations reach their bottom-line goals but it ensures better health care coordination and delivery."
"Both physicians and patients will appreciate the MyHealthDIRECT's appointment scheduling process and the time savings it offers," said Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Regal Health Group's Medical Director. "This partnership advances our mission of supporting personalized, quality care for our members through a cost effective care coordination initiative."
MyHealthDIRECT is a national health services company that connects hospitals, care management organizations, public agencies and community collaboratives for the purpose of scheduling timely and appropriate health care appointments on behalf of individuals. Founded in 2005, MyHealthDIRECT offers a web-based solution that organizes open and available health care appointments in the community into a searchable and schedulable inventory of healthcare services. The MyHealthDIRECT solution promotes continuity of care, reduces unnecessary cost and utilization and ensures that patients are scheduled with appointments that best fit their needs and preferences.
MyHealthDIRECT's web-based solution helps healthcare organizations in 11 states improve access to care, facilitate care management and improve quality measures.
Regal Medical Group, an Independent Physician Association, provides high-quality healthcare at lower out-of-pocket costs to members. Regal, part of Southern California's largest managed health networks, emphasizes prevention over intervention and works closely with thousands of health care providers and members. Regal provides the resources, guidance and expertise, and coordinates all health care needs.
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TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVI-SPL is pleased to announce the launch of its highly-anticipated series, the Technology Expo 2011. From innovative leaders in video conferencing and telepresence to advanced audio networking technologies, more than 25 of the AV industry's top manufacturers have signed on as featured exhibitors.
"As the number one Pro AV industry leader, AVI-SPL's Technology Expo is set to deliver exciting breakthroughs in digital signage, HD video conferencing and telepresence, audio networking and more," says Kelly Bousman, senior vice president of marketing, AVI-SPL. "This is a free event specifically geared towards helping customers enhance productivity, all while increasing the strength, depth and versatility of business communications. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with and learn from the industry's leading visionaries in the Pro AV industry."
AVI-SPL's Executive Vice President of Video and Unified Communications, Michael Brandofino, will lead this dynamic event as the keynote speaker. As a leading expert with nearly 20 years of industry experience, Brandofino will address "Harnessing the Hidden Values of Unified Communications," a presentation featuring real world applications for IT/AV convergence.
In addition, exclusive presentations will be delivered by AMX, Cisco, NEC and Polycom, with AIA and InfoComm accredited courses offered by Biamp, Cables to Go and Crestron.
AVI-SPL's Technology Expo will tour to four major cities across the U.S., including:
-- August 23: Chicago, Ill.
-- October 6: Tampa, Fla.
-- October 26: Washington, DC
-- November 16: Long Beach, Calif.
By simply registering, all attendees will be entered to win an iPad 2 at each event. For more information on the AVI-SPL Technology Expo events and to register, visit http://www.avispl.com/events.
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Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL is the result of a merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL). In aggregate, the company has more than 40 years of experience and has completed more than 30,000 installations globally, providing clients with innovative audio and video communications solutions backed by a strong tradition of high quality and exceptional customer service. As the largest global integrator for audio and video communications systems and services, AVI-SPL is uniquely positioned to deliver the most comprehensive line-up of collaborative solutions, including: managed conferencing, Telepresence and video conferencing, systems integration, product sales and rental, complete staging and production services. For more about AVI-SPL, visit http://www.avispl.com.
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ImageBrief Uses Crowdsourcing to Connect Ad Agencies with Fast Growing Network of Global Photographers
In just eight short weeks enrolled photographers are being matched with briefs from some of the world's most powerful advertising agencies
SYDNEY, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The exciting new company that puts image buyers and photographers together already has 1300 registered professional photographers and users in over one hundred countries. ImageBrief photographers receive more than double the average commission rate making the business of selling photographic images more profitable per transaction.
ImageBrief, http://www.imagebrief.com, allows clients requiring photographic images the opportunity to directly brief this cadre of photographers for the appropriate picture as opposed to searching for it amongst the often over-exposed and bland imagery of the traditional photographic library. Meg Moss, Co-Founder of ImageBrief and responsible for Photographer Relations said, "We are creating the situation of putting suppliers and the end users together - in this case photographers and those requiring photographic images. Our sophisticated and moderated use of crowd-sourcing techniques allows creative clients the opportunity to brief photographers on their exact needs, saving them time and money."
Photographers joining the ImageBrief marketplace receive briefs from image buyers for review and response. If they win the brief, the photographer receives 70% of the total license fee offered by the buyer. ImageBrief thus provides professional photographers with an amazing opportunity to market their current portfolio and back catalogue whilst retaining full control over copyright.
Meg Moss continued, "Surveys show that up to 90% of a photographers' work is not even available online. ImageBrief is a beautifully simple system. We alert our photographers to the brief by email and if they have appropriate images they submit it for consideration. Clients love the simplicity of the process and the fact that they're briefing rather than having to search, along with the range of great photography it gives them access to. For photographers it's a new and exciting opportunity to maximize the earning potential from otherwise dormant images."
ImageBrief is looking to increase the number of photographer registrants in a variety of areas including fashion, lifestyle, art, sport and recreation, nature and wildlife, design, architecture and visual metaphor in order to offer an even broader spectrum of imagery to the rapidly increasing number of requests from creatives, designers, art buyers, publishers and picture editors seeking to license fresh imagery. Professional photographers can register their interest at http://www.imagebrief.com/photographers
Meg Moss, Co-Founder of ImageBrief - "We are creating the situation of putting suppliers and the end users together - in this case photographers and those requiring photographic images. Our sophisticated and moderated use of crowd-sourcing techniques allows creative clients the opportunity to brief photographers on their exact needs, saving them time and money."
Betsy Reid, Former Founding Director of the Stock Artists Alliance - Once stock collections and submissions migrated online, the number of instantly accessible images climbed into the multi-millions - this month, one of the top libraries announced hitting the 23 million-image mark. But while it is now easy to quickly access tens of thousands of images on any subject, searching for one great image can be exasperating and fruitless. Digitization of the stock industry has expanded access to imagery, but it also made image search a keyword-driven process rapidly overwhelmed by sheer volume".
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CloudTC Announces Glass Interoperability with BroadSoft BroadWorks Voice Application Server
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudTC, a software innovator in business applications and IP telephony, today announced the interoperability of the CloudTC Glass 1000, the industry's smartest IP phone, with BroadSoft's BroadWorks® voice application server.
BroadSoft® is the leading global provider of software that enables mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to deliver real-time communications over their IP networks. The firm's BroadWorks platform delivers a broad range of unified communications services including video, voice, hosted call center, conferencing, messaging and mobility, for businesses and consumers worldwide.
The Android-based CloudTC Glass 1000 IP phone has been acclaimed by thought leaders in the industry since its launch in August 2009, and has achieved interoperability with leading infrastructure vendors representing over 50 percent of the IP communications marketplace.
"Today's announcement is yet another proof point of the increasing momentum of Glass, the first truly smart IP phone," said Cheryln Chin, Vice President of Marketing at CloudTC. "BroadSoft service provider customers can now enjoy all the rich enterprise telephony capabilities they enjoy on the BroadWorks platform, combined with the Smartphone-like functionality and flexibility of the Glass phone."
"We believe there is growing demand for Android-based OS phones, and the demonstrated interoperability of the CloudTC Glass 1000 IP phone with BroadWorks presents service providers with a wider choice of access devices for deploying services based on BroadSoft's BroadWorks platform," said David Bukovsky, Vice President of Products at BroadSoft.
CloudTC is now shipping mass-produced phones to customers in Europe, Asia, and North America. Infrastructure vendors, OEMs, systems integrators, and VoIP service providers have enthusiastically embraced Glass because of the benefits of requiring less time to market, lower investment in R&D, and ability to customize phone features as well as application suites for business users. Because the Glass platform runs on the Android OS, it offers application providers the benefits of an open development environment, flexibility and scalability, and the ability to integrate their applications with unique calling features and a large user screen.
To learn more about how CloudTC and Glass can benefit your business, arrange a meeting with company representatives by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (650) 238-5203.
CloudTC is a leading software innovator in business applications and IP telephony, enabling powerful business communication products. CloudTC develops and manufactures Android-based VoIP phones for business on the Glass platform, delivering the first truly smart IP phone. Glass, the next-generation hardware, software and cloud-based applications, is also available for licensing to phone and PBX manufacturers under their own brands. For more information, visit http://www.cloudtc.com or email email@example.com.
CloudTC is located at 1032 Elwell Court, Suite 222, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Telephone: +1 (650) 238-5203. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.