Hastings Entertainment's Web Site Serves as Cyber Treasure Hunt for Holiday Shoppers
AMARILLO, Texas, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery is often the greatest part of shopping during the Holidays. Shoppers this season are in for a treat with the online cyber treasure hunt that is http://www.goHastings.com. The online retail site is full of different products ranging from books, CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray movies to video games, consumer electronics products including everything from iPods, MP3 players, and accessories to Blu-ray players, musical instruments, and other home and portable electronics, and trends merchandise such as comics, apparel, t-shirts, action figures, posters, greeting cards and seasonal merchandise. Hastings Entertainment (Nasdaq: HAST) operates 146 superstores in 20 different states and is heavily involved in the repurchasing and selling of used entertainment.
http://www.goHastings.com allows customers the unique experience of purchasing used products from across the county by utilizing a system that scans and pulls inventories from each physical Hastings superstore. Customers regularly sell back their books, movies, CDs and video games to gain store credit or cash, and Hastings guarantees their used products 100 percent. As a result of this recycling program, Hastings has one of the largest inventories of used entertainment products in the country.
Because of the large inventory available, http://www.goHastings.com has created a cyber treasure hunt for shoppers this holiday season. While on a search for Susan Boyles' newest CD, a shopper from New York may find a used copy of The Gift. After placing their order, the CD may end up being shipped to New York, from a Hastings superstore in Odessa, Texas or Bozeman, Montana, where a customer sold the CD back a week earlier.
This unique retail model provides the ultimate recycling tool and is a bonanza for consumers who love movies, music, books and video games. The large inventory and guaranteed products makes http://www.goHastings.com a great place to treasure hunt, save money and discover something new, with complete satisfaction, this holiday season.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, and trends and consumer electronics merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 146 superstores, averaging approximately 25,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate a new concept store, Sun Adventure Sports, in Amarillo, Texas.
We also operate http://www.goHastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
SOURCE Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
CONTACT: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hastings Entertainment, Inc., +1-806-677-1422
Blue Global Media Discredits Online Claim, Strengthens Fraud Prevention Efforts
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Global Media, a leading online marketing and customer acquisition firm, has taken steps to increase internal fraud prevention, a move that will further benefit affiliates and publishers working with the growing affiliate network.
The increased focus on fraud prevention comes after the company discovered an affiliate conducting fraudulent operations through Blue Global Media and its partners. Though the affiliate was quickly expelled from Blue Global Media Network and its partner networks, his illegal business practices led to significant monetary damages.
The affiliate's expulsion from Blue Global Media Network, as well as other affiliate networks, spurred online criticism, allegations of a Blue Global Media PPC scam and other unfounded claims from the affiliate. Posted on an unmonitored third-party website, the affiliate's Blue Global Media PPC scam complaints prompted the company to strengthen their already aggressive fraud prevention efforts.
Manipulating existing customer data, the affiliate made his fraudulent conduct difficult to detect. According to Chris Kay, president of Blue Global Media, the company's security systems catch fraudulent data as soon as it is received. The claims of a Blue Global Media PPC scam, Kay said, are an unfortunate side effect of experiencing significant growth in a versatile and ever-changing industry.
"We know that affiliates are very hard working individuals, and they understand the importance of quality in internet marketing," said Kay. "Once in a great while, a fraudulent affiliate gets through the security systems and creates baseless claims, like those that led to rumors of a Blue Global Media PPC scam. Fortunately, we typically find fraudsters immediately and always take responsibility for the information passed on by affiliates, so this never affects our integrity as an affiliate network."
Blue Global Media now employs an extensive screening system that prevents fraudulent affiliates from joining the network. Affiliates working with Blue Global Media currently have their incoming leads verified through a review of IP addresses, physical locations, email addresses and other contact information.
The affiliate network also takes steps to verify leads and other data at random to ensure the accuracy and validity of information. Inaccurate data that is sent through Blue Global Media's system is automatically detected and removed. These revamped security protocols are expected to prevent future accusations of a Blue Global Media PPC scam and other unsubstantiated claims.
"Ethics and integrity are essential for long-term success in internet marketing," said Kay. "Our growth at Blue Global Media is a testament of our commitment to doing business the right way - ethically, efficiently and responsibly."
Blue Global Media will be a sponsor at Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 9 - 11, 2011. To learn more about the company and its affiliate network, please visit http://www.BlueGlobalMedia.com.
About Blue Global Media
Blue Global Media is a customer acquisition company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Founded in 2005 by Chris Kay, Blue Global Media now operates one of the fastest growing financial affiliate networks with Blue Global Media Network. Offering comprehensive marketing solutions and customer-tested campaigns, Blue Global Media focuses on maximum return on investment for affiliates and publishers.
SOURCE Blue Global Media
Blue Global Media
CONTACT: Jillian Zerwas, VP of Business Development of Blue Global Media, +1-480-365-0335, Jillian@blueglobalmedia.com
MRG Report Reveals Use of Relationships to Rebuild Fragmented TV Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In May 2010, Social TV was named one of the 10 most important emerging technologies by the MIT Technology Review, because it builds on relationships already established in Social Media Websites like Facebook and Twitter to rebuild fragmented TV audiences.
Facebook alone, with over 500 million active users, is approaching US$1.1 billion revenue in 2010(1). Many consumers are using Social Media to connect with entertainment, like movies and TV, thereby creating the new product category called "Social TV"--the extension of Social Media through the simultaneous use of a tablet or smartphone while watching TV.
Already, Nielsen has reported that 59% of U.S. Internet users browse the Internet and watch TV simultaneously. Currently, Social TV is best with a second-screen device--like a PC, iPad or smartphone---because it allows for greater personalization and interactivity.
"Social TV is about bringing social back into TV," said Jose Alvear, MRG IPTV Senior Analyst. "TV has always been a social medium, but personal video devices and multiple TVs in the home have made it less social. Today, Social TV is making it easy for consumers to get social with TV again."
Social TV's benefits for Content Owners, Consumers, Service Providers and Advertisers include driving up TV-ratings, rewarding consumers for watching a program, increasing brand engagement and creating new advertising opportunities. The report highlights the leading Social TV Vendors and Platforms, possible business models, and actual case studies from major entertainment brands and TV shows around the world. It also includes detailed opportunities, risks and recommendations for Cable/Telco Operators, Advertisers and Content Owners.
Social TV Vendors include: Clicker, ClipSync, GetGlue, Hot Potato, KickFour, MediaFriends, Miso, Orca Interactive, Philo, Starling, Tank Top TV, Tunerfish, tvChatter and Vloop. Operators featured include AT&T, Comcast, France Telecom, Google TV, Verizon and Virgin Media. Analytics involving "tweets," "comments," "trends," and "likes" are also discussed.
The 90-page Social TV and the Emergence of Interactive TV (November 2010) report is available in a printed English language edition for $1,995 USD, a PDF single-departmental license for $2,995 USD PDF; and is available free as part of MRG's IPTV/OTT Tracking Service. For more information, or a corporate license, or to order the report, contact Rob Smith at 1-408-453-5553 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.mrgco.com.
(1)WSJ - 5/2010
SOURCE MRG, Inc.
CONTACT: Rob Smith, +1-408-453-5553, email@example.com
GAIN Capital's FOREX.com Enhances iPhone Application
Mobile Trading App Now Available Globally and in Multiple Languages
NEW YORK, LONDON, and SYDNEY, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specialising in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), today announced the launch of an enhanced version of its iPhone trading application. The new version of the app is now available to FOREX.com clients worldwide in three languages: English, Japanese, and Russian. The free application offers full trading capabilities, along with up to the minute news, charts, research and account information.
FOREXTrader for iPhone v2.0 includes:
-- Current rates for over 40 currency pairs, plus metals, oil and equity
-- A variety of order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels
Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop
-- Candlestick and line charts with multiple time intervals
-- Live newsfeed from Dow Jones
-- Access to FOREX.com research, including intraday market updates for each
trading session, daily reports, and more
-- Economic calendar
-- Account and position management tools
-- The ability to set price alerts by currency pair (customers only)
-- Multi -language support (English, Japanese and Russian)
-- iOS4 multitasking support
"The response to our iPhone app has been very strong following the launch for US clients earlier this year. We're thrilled to now offer the app to our clients around the world, and in multiple languages," said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer for GAIN Capital. "We are committed to providing a robust mobile offering for our clients to access their accounts and interact with the markets."
The FOREXTrader for iPhone application complements FOREX.com's mobile website, which is enhanced for the latest generation of smartphones such as the Google Android, Palm Pre, and iPhone and is compatible with all major browsers. The mobile site provides visitors with quotes, charts, news and research and an extensive learning section featuring articles, video tutorials and more. It also offers secure account access for customers and registered practice account users to trade and manage their account.
To download the free application, iPhone and iPod touch users can now visit the App Store directly from their devices and search for "FOREXTrader" or "FOREX.com".
(1) CFDs are not available to residents of the United States or Japan.
About GAIN Capital
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company's award-winning trading platform which transacts nearly $250 billion per month.*
A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms. GAIN also operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.
With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo and Seoul, GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia.
GAIN's investor group includes private equity firms 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.
* Includes customer trades, rollovers and counterparty transactions.
All trade names are the property of their respective owners.
SOURCE GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
CONTACT: In UK & Europe: Sorrel Beynon, +44(0)20 3047 2368, or Laura Cocker, +44(0)20 3047 2365, both of Edelman, firstname.lastname@example.org; In Australia: Jenny Sumner, +61 2 9291 3367, or Jace Armstrong, +61 2 9291 3337, both of Edelman, email@example.com; In North America: Christa Conte, +1-212-808-4902, or Savannah Tikotsky, +1-212-808-4903, both of Feintuch Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Radware Takes APSolute Attack Prevention to the Next Level to Empower the Fight Against Online Fraud
- DefensePro 5.10 strengthens its multi-security engine technology with IP reputation service
MAHWAH, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that it is taking attack prevention to the next level by upgrading its software for DefensePro® -- version 5.10. This new version integrates a reputation engine which adds a new dimension in mitigating against threats including financial fraud, information theft and malware spread facilitated by blocking network attacks such as Trojans, pharming, phishing and Bots.
"The Internet has opened up a complex playground for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and create malicious attacks; requiring enterprises to take a more holistic approach to data center and network security," said Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice-President for Security Products at IDC. "To stay competitive, security vendors must provide comprehensive solutions that integrate risk mitigation with enhanced performance, management and networking functionality. Radware's DefensePro utilizes an integrated model; incorporating its APSolute Attack Prevention strategy to fight against social engineering and zero-minute attacks."
When Radware launched its APSolute® Attack Prevention strategy last June, it was based on multi-security engines including DoS (Denial of Service), NBA (Network Behavioral Analysis) and IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) that work in synch to confront the latest threats. These threats include high rate network and application DoS & DDoS attacks, "low & slow" DoS attacks, zero-minute malware , intrusions that exploit known application vulnerabilities and non-vulnerability-based attacks that misappropriate the use of an application without exploiting an application vulnerability.
Today, Radware is strengthening its attack prevention solution by providing an upgraded software, DefensePro 5.10, which integrates a reputation engine that provides the capability of automatically receiving real-time feeds from 3rd party reputation sources -- each one with its own network security specialty and focus -- complementing Radware's existing attack prevention capabilities and vulnerability research team. This new reputation engine forms the foundation for receiving on-line feeds from research centers that specialize in several security areas including but not limited to online fraud, website reputation, anti-Spam and anti-Bot.
Online fraud attacks in the form of phishing, pharming and Trojans are becoming more sophisticated every day. These attacks have become very dynamic, e.g., new phishing campaigns and infected websites are established and terminated in a matter of hours. This dynamic by nature of the attack makes traditional protections which use a static signature approach ineffective in fighting emerging threats. The new reputation engine will allow Radware customers to benefit from world-leading research centers that focus on specific threat coverage which know how to handle the most advanced online fraud attacks.
Radware selected RSA, The Security Division of EMC Corporation, a world leader in web fraud prevention, as one of the intelligence sources for Radware's reputation engine. RSA supplies real-time online threat information identified by the RSA® FraudAction(SM) Anti-Phishing and Anti-Trojan Service to Radware's DefensePro real-time IPS and DoS protection solution. The combination of these solutions is designed to give online users network layer protection against fraud attacks which attempt to obtain user credentials or identities in ways that traditional signature-based systems such as IPS and anti-virus software fail to protect against.
"Integrating a reputation engine as part of DefensePro protection modules enables us to expand the threat coverage beyond our vulnerability research center and the behavioral analysis technology against various types of threats, which aim to manipulate online users into performing actions or divulging confidential information, rather than by breaking in or using technical cracking techniques, stated Avi Chesla, Vice-President Security Products, Radware. "DefensePro is the only solution available on the market that offers the widest network attack prevention solutions for data centers and enterprise networks -- in a single appliance."
APSolute Attack Prevention is part of Radware's APSolute Immunity strategy, which encompasses the DefensePro product suite and is complemented by Radware's SOC (research) and Security Update Service (SUS).
Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com.
RSA, RSA FraudAction and EMC are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.
Joyce Anne Shulman
+1 201 785 3209
SOURCE Radware Ltd
CONTACT: Joyce Anne Shulman of Radware, +1-201-785-3209, email@example.com
In Addition to Its Best Free Shipping Offer of the Season, Company Unveils Hundreds of Online-Only Deals and Lets Rewards"R"Us Loyalty Members Earn 10% Back on Their Online Purchases
WAYNE, N.J., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us today announced its biggest Cyber Weekend ever, presenting online shoppers with exceptional deals offered on Toysrus.com beginning at 12:01am on Thanksgiving Day. Before carving the turkey, online customers looking to "click-start" their holiday shopping and bypass crowded stores can visit Toysrus.com at the stroke of midnight to find hundreds of exclusive deals on gifts that will WOW little ones on their lists. While carefully selected discounts and promotions will be unleashed online Thursday, hundreds of additional savings will be introduced throughout the holiday shopping kickoff weekend. These offers complement the extraordinary values that will be found in Toys"R"Us stores across the United States beginning at 10pm* on Thanksgiving night.
Online shoppers will have plenty to be thankful for over the course of the holiday kickoff weekend, when Toysrus.com unveils its biggest free shipping offer of the season. From Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, online customers can take advantage of free shipping on thousands of toys with purchases of $49 or more at Toysrus.com, making it the most extensive Cyber Monday ever offered by the company. Plus, new and current members of the company's complimentary loyalty program, Rewards"R"Us(TM), can earn 10% back on their online purchases.**
"As gift-givers head online to begin their holiday shopping, we're planning our biggest Cyber Weekend ever, including our best free shipping event of the season," said Greg Ahearn, Senior Vice President, Marketing and e-commerce, Toys"R"Us, Inc. "We know that online shoppers turn to Toysrus.com for the broadest selection of toys, and we will offer extraordinary deals on thousands of items sure to wow kids on Christmas morning."
Exceptional Online Deals Throughout Holiday Shopping Kickoff Weekend
Following are highlights of select deals that will be available on Toysrus.com, beginning Thanksgiving Day and continuing through Cyber Monday.
Toysrus.com Deals Starting at 12:01am on Thanksgiving, November 25 and Continuing Through Black Friday, November 26, While Supplies Last:
-- SAVE $100 on 12 Volt Mercedes Benz® G55 Ride On
-- UP TO 70% OFF Select Action Figures and Playsets
-- UP TO 60% OFF Select Vehicles, Trains and Radio Controls
-- SAVE UP TO $60 on Kodak® EasyShare Digital Cameras
-- SAVE $50 on 6 Volt Suzuki® ATV
-- SAVE $35 on RipStik® Deluxe
-- 30% OFF Crayola® Pop Art
-- 20% OFF Hasbro Ultimate Gifts
-- 20% OFF Huffy® Bikes
-- SAVE $20 on 3-in-1 Deluxe Smart Trikes
-- SAVE $10 on VTech Mobigo Bundle (Includes System, Case, and 2 Games)
Toysrus.com Celebrates BIGGEST Cyber Monday Ever, Offering Discounts on Thousands of Additional Items Starting at 12:01am on Cyber Monday, November 29, While Supplies Last:
-- FREE Box of 120ct Crayons ($10.99 value) with $25 Crayola® Purchase
-- BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF all Nerf® Toys
-- BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF Imaginarium® Toys
-- BUY 1 GET 1 50% OFF all Dream Dazzlers® Dress Up and Playsets
-- 30% OFF Club Penguin(TM)
-- 20% OFF all Little Tikes® Products
-- 20% OFF all Avigo® and Rallye® Bikes
-- 20% OFF all TRON Action Figures
-- 20% OFF all Baby Alive Dolls and Accessories
-- 15% OFF Bratz®, Liv(TM) and Taylor Swift Dolls and Playsets
-- SAVE $10 on any Kinect for Xbox 360 Video Games
-- SAVE $10 on any Playstation® Move Video Games
-- SAVE $10 on Video Game purchases of $100 or more when customers purchase
with their MasterCard Credit Card
-- 10% OFF all Air Hogs® Remote Control Vehicles
-- 10% OFF all Spy Gear and Spy Net(TM) Roleplay Toys
Those stocking up for babies and toddlers can also take advantage of UP TO 25% OFF thousands of items, including strollers, furniture, feeding and much more on Babiesrus.com, as the site will host its biggest Cyber Monday sale ever, beginning at 12:01am on November 29.
World's Largest Online Toy Store Offers Secure Payment Options
Toysrus.com continues to offer the most convenient and efficient ways for customers to browse, shop and pay for their purchases. To select suitable presents for little ones this Christmas, holiday cyber shoppers can skim customer reviews and product videos, as well as obtain hot toy product suggestions by using the online Gift Finder. In addition, for convenient online checkout, customers have the option of paying with a variety of secure options, including PayPal(TM), Bill Me Later®, credit cards, Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us gift cards, as well as eGift cards.
Convenient Social and Mobile Capabilities
Toys"R"Us, Inc. has also introduced several new ways to cater to multi-channel shoppers this holiday season, enabling them to learn about and take advantage of "R"Us® promotions from their smartphones while on-the-go:
Facebook Places and Foursquare(TM) "Check-In" at Toys"R"Us Thanksgiving Night
Bargain hunters can tap into new ways to save during the holiday kickoff weekend with a simple touch of a button. The first 6,000*** shoppers to "check in" at Toys"R"Us stores beginning Thursday, November 25 at 10pm using Facebook Places or Foursquare(TM) from their smartphones will receive an exclusive Friends and Family offer redeemable in-store in December. Those who utilize Foursquare to show their friends that Toys"R"Us is THE destination to shop for hot toys will also be able to unlock and receive a special virtual Geoffrey the Giraffe badge on their mobile phone. Customers can continue to engage with the brand via Facebook by participating in the company's Holiday Scavenger Hunt between November 24 and December 11 with the chance to win a daily prize, as well as a $1,500 grand prize by solving a series of clues.
"R" Mobile Messaging Program Alerts Shoppers to Latest Deals and Discounts
Further catering to its savvy mobile shoppers, Toys"R"Us has implemented a mobile messaging program, presenting on-the-go shoppers with the ability to receive exclusive text message offers directly to their mobile phones, putting the latest deals at customers' fingertips. Customers can sign up or learn more at Toysrus.com/mobile.
*Toys"R"Us stores nationwide will open at 10pm on Thursday, November 25, except for stores in Paramus, NJ, which will open on Friday, November 26 at 7am, and select stores in Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico, which will have varying store open times. All store hours can be found online at Toysrus.com/blackfridaystorehours.
**Excludes purchases of gift cards, shipping and handling charges, and reward eligible greeting cards, formula, diapers and LeapFrog products. See a store employee or Toysrus.com/Rewards for maximum rewards and complete details. Customers who spend $500 or more will earn the maximum reward of $50 in "R"Us Dollars.
***The first 3,000 shoppers who check in using Facebook Places and the first 3,000 shoppers who check in using Foursquare at any Toys"R"Us or Toys"R"Us Express store will receive an exclusive offer.
About Toys"R"Us, Inc.
Toys"R"Us, Inc. is the world's leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer, offering a differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands. It currently sells merchandise in more than 1,560 stores, including 848 Toys"R"Us and Babies"R"Us stores in the United States, and more than 510 international stores and 200 licensed stores in 33 countries and jurisdictions. In addition, it exclusively operates the legendary FAO Schwarz brand and sells extraordinary toys in the brand's flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. With its strong portfolio of e-commerce sites including Toysrus.com, Babiesrus.com, eToys.com, FAO.com and babyuniverse.com, it provides shoppers with a broad online selection of distinctive toy and baby products. Headquartered in Wayne, NJ, Toys"R"Us, Inc. employs approximately 70,000 associates worldwide. The company is committed to serving its communities as a caring and reputable neighbor through programs dedicated to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need.
SOURCE Toys"R"Us, Inc.
CONTACT: Jennifer Albano, +1-973-617-5632, Jennifer.Albano@toysrus.com, Linda DeNotaris, +1-973-617-4766, Linda.DeNotaris@toysrus.com
It's Baaack! Restaurant.com Launches 'Feed It Forward' 2010 and Lets Consumers Give $40 Million in 40 Days for Free
Award-winning Holiday Giving Initiative Lifts Spirits and Enables People Nationwide to Give Gift Certificates at No Cost
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The holiday season is a looming reminder of the toll the economic downturn has taken on the population. In an effort to continue to free consumers from the financial stress of holiday gifting, Restaurant.com today announced the return of "Feed It Forward," the holiday giving initiative that celebrates the gift of giving and enables participants to give away free, $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates. Now until December 31st, individuals are able to give up to $16,000 in Restaurant.com Gift Certificates, from a total pool of $40 million, to family, friends and anyone on their holiday wish list located anywhere in the country--for free.
"We cannot forget that about the many people who are still trying to get back on their feet after one the greatest financial crises of recent time," said Cary Chessick, president and CEO of Restaurant.com. "Feed It Forward allows anyone, from those who carry large financial burdens to those who have simply taken the recession as a spending reality check, to experience and embrace the gift of giving."
In its third year, the Feed It Forward initiative is built upon a single giving website, http://www.Restaurant.com/FeedItForward, stocked with a total of four million, $10 Restaurant.com gift certificates totaling $40 million. The site will be live through midnight PST on Dec. 31 and allows individuals to go online to give gift certificates on a first come, first serve basis. Gift givers choose whom to give to and gift recipients then decide where to dine among more than 9,500 participating Restaurant.com restaurants nationwide.
To send free $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificates, gift givers visit the giving site and simply log into Facebook and/or, Gmail or Yahoo email account to select the people they wish to give to--as many as 40 people each day for the length of the initiative. Participants can also opt to type in email addresses manually. Gift certificates are then sent to the selected recipients via email along with a personal note from the giver. Recipients simply redeem the gift certificate through the Feed It Forward site, which directs individuals to a location search where they can find participating restaurants in their area. Once a specific restaurant gift certificate is selected, the recipient can print it immediately for use, bring it into the restaurant, and apply it towards the meal.
In an effort to rally individuals around the celebration of giving and offer giving inspiration, the Feed It Forward site also features messages and stories from current participants as to why they chose to give. As people participate in the initiative, a U.S. map displayed on the site will depict the areas of the country where the giving is happening and keeping track of the amount given in real time. In addition, Feed It Forward 2010 has been enhanced to make the celebration of giving even easier and more exciting to participate in. New features include:
-- The Salvation Army's Metropolitan Division Support - As a Chicago based
company, Restaurant.com has proudly partnered with The Salvation Army's
Metropolitan Division, which specifically serves Chicago and surrounding
areas. Together, The Salvation Army and Restaurant.com will give Feed It
Forward participants the opportunity to donate to various communities
throughout Chicagoland as another way to promote the celebration of
giving to those in great need.
-- Increased Giving, Extended Time - This year, Restaurant.com has stocked
its giving site with $40 million in $10 gift certificates. Givers can
give to up to 40 people per day over 40 days, which brings the potential
giving value up to $16,000 worth of Restaurant.com Gift Certificates
that a participant can give through the duration of the program.
-- Enhanced Facebook Integration - Feed It Forward participants that have
Facebook accounts will automatically be able to send gift certificates
to friends within their network by logging into their Facebook account.
Gifts sent through Facebook, will result in gift recipients receiving a
personalized message on their wall alerting them of the gift they just
received. In addition, through the integration, participants can view
who in their network is giving through the program.
-- See How Far Your Giving Spreads - New for 2010, participants can see the
impact of each individual gift that they give. Givers can view a "giving
circle" which will track the certificates given and how they have
spread. This new tool shows how even just a single gift can make a
tremendous impact and be a starting point to touch thousands of lives.
-- Community Gives - Restaurant.com is enabling participants to give to the
Restaurant.com "community," which includes registered Restaurant.com
customers, if participants have additional gift certificates they would
like share. By incorporating the "community" give function, participants
can spread the gift of giving further and touch the lives of those they
may not even know.
"It's time to celebrate one another, celebrate the good things in life and celebrate the gift of giving," said Chessick. "It is absolutely free to give and free to receive through Feed It Forward, so for a third year, Restaurant.com and I proudly ask that you give to families, give to friends, give to neighbors, give to grandparents, give to co-workers, but most of all, give."
Restaurant.com is the trusted and valued source connecting restaurants and diners nationwide. The company offers savings at more than 15,000 restaurants nationwide with more than 35,000 daily gift certificate options. Restaurant.com brings people together to relax, converse and enjoy well-prepared and -served meals at affordable prices. To date, Restaurant.com customers have saved more than $500 million through the gift certificate program. Restaurant.com has operated since 1999 and is based in Arlington Heights, Ill.
CONTACT: Stephanie Kneisler of Restaurant.com, +1-847-481-5523, firstname.lastname@example.org
AllPosters.co.uk Launches New French Museum Wall Art Collection
SAN FRANCISCO, November 22, 2010/PRNewswire/ --
- New Collaboration Gives Consumers Unprecedented Access to
Museum-Approved Images from France's Top Museums
AllPosters.co.uk, a division of Art.com Inc., the world's leading online
specialty provider of wall art, in collaboration with the French agency
Reunion des Musees Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, New York, today
announced the launch of its French Museum Collection. This new collection
provides unprecedented access to many of the world's most treasured original
works of art, housed in over 400 renowned European museums and private
collections, by bringing together in one place museum-approved images of
these masterpieces and making them available for the first time as unique,
high-quality giclee prints and canvas reproductions.
"A key element of our company's mission is to make art accessible to all,
and our new French Museum Collection is yet another way we're empowering
customers to discover some of the world's finest original artworks and hang
them on their own walls as high-quality reproductions," said Geoffroy Martin,
CEO of Art.com Inc. "What makes this collection particularly unique is that
it includes not just the familiar masterpieces one might see in the galleries
of famous museums like the Louvre and d'Orsay, but also thousands of artworks
never before seen publicly because they've been hidden in museum vaults or
AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection includes over 100,000 works
of art, including paintings and drawings, as well as photographs of
antiquities, sculptures and historical objects. Over 10,000 artists are
represented, including famous painters such as Monet, Rembrandt and Renoir,
as well as lesser-known artists. The collection spans a wide range of art
schools, movements, cultures and mediums, ranging from Egyptian antiquities
to 20th century paintings. It includes not only celebrated masterpieces, but
in some cases, the never-before-seen sketches that inspired them, pulled
directly from the artist's notebook.
"We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Art.com Inc. which
greatly complements its present offering of fine art," said Jean-Paul
Bessieres of the photo agency of the RMN. "The French Museum Collection
contains a wide variety of masterpieces spanning many centuries, which are
now being made available for wall art."
Continued Martin, "The breadth, quality and uniqueness of this collection
ensure that it will have broad appeal around the world. For the art
enthusiast, designer or anyone looking to decorate a space,
AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection offers a treasure trove of both
familiar masterpieces and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered."
All images in AllPosters.co.uk's French Museum Collection are available
as wall art reproductions, either on high-quality giclee paper or
artist-grade cotton canvas. To learn more or explore the collection
firsthand, please visit http://www.AllPosters.co.uk/frenchmuseum.
About AllPosters.co.uk and Art.com Inc.
AllPosters.co.uk is a division of Art.com Inc. Art.com Inc. is the
world's leading online specialty provider of posters, prints, and framed art.
Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than
10 million customers - including students, teachers, home decorators,
interior designers, businesses, art collectors and art lovers - in over 120
countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in
Emeryville, CA with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the
Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.AllPosters.co.uk. "art.com" and
"AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.
Source: Art.com Inc.
Tara Reid of Formula, +1-619-234-0345, Reid@formulapr.com, for Art.com Inc.
LONDON, November 22, 2010/PRNewswire/ -- Durrants, the UK's leading media intelligence business, has
taken a stake in Brighton-based social media monitoring company Brandwatch
after being "blown away" by the company during a trial to find a social media
The deal will enable Brandwatch, which already operates in 10
languages, to expand its current offer in the US and extend its service to
cover Russia and China.
The investment in Brandwatch is the latest in a series of big
deals in the social media monitoring space as companies gear up to tackle the
challenges of monitoring brand conversations and reputation online. The
social media marketing industry is growing by 34% a year and is expected to
be worth $3.1bn a year by 2014.*
The investment comes after Durrants went to the market looking
for a specialist social media monitoring company and Brandwatch came out on
top following a rigorous trial period alongside several other leading
international monitoring firms.
Jeremy Thompson, Durrants MD, said: "During the trial it
quickly became clear that Brandwatch was head and shoulders above the
competition. We were blown away by their relevant and timely coverage, strong
account management and technical support, robust platform and user friendly
service. It really was a case of liking the company so much we wanted to
invest in it."
As well as the investment, Brandwatch's social media
monitoring data will be used by Durrants' sister company Metrica, the
award-winning global media analysis and evaluation company to track brands
and conversations online and offer an enhanced social media service.
"There is a baffling amount of choice for PRs when it comes to tracking
brand or client conversations online and our own research tells us that most
PRs find social media monitoring one of their biggest challenges.** We're
confident that Brandwatch, working alongside Metrica, will help PRs cut
through the confusion and provide meaningful analytics," Thompson said.
Giles Palmer, Brandwatch CEO, said: "When it comes to
monitoring social media it is important to find a supplier and data you
trust. We've always been confident about what we provide but this move by
Durrants provides a ringing endorsement of our service."
"We operate in a competitive space and I'm very proud that we
were able to beat off stiff competition from several North American providers
and managed to impress Durrants so much they wanted to invest in the company.
The investment comes at an explosive time in the social media monitoring
market and will help us push our product to the very top of the global pile."
Notes to Editors:
Brandwatch (http://www.brandwatch.com) is one the world's leading
tools for monitoring and capturing social media. Today, social networks are a
massive indicator of consumer influence and brand positioning online. So for
companies to know what and where discussions are taking place surrounding
their brand online is imperative. Brandwatch captures, digests and translates
this data into meaningful and useful information; armed with this
information, Marketers and PR professionals can structure and track the
direction and focus of their social media campaigns. Launched in August 2007
Brandwatch is used by customers around the world to monitor, capture and
analyse trends in social media.
About Durrants, Metrica and Gorkana:
Durrants, the market leader in media monitoring
(http://www.durrants.com), Metrica (http://www.metrica.net), the global media
analysis and evaluation specialist and Gorkana, the UK's most trusted
media/journalist database and community network (http://www.gorkana.com) are part
of Discovery Group. This latest investment in Brandwatch supports Discovery
Group's ambition to deliver greater insight to the PR and Marketing
communities. The integration of intelligence from these services will deliver
unique insights to help companies plan, monitor and analyse their PR more
effectively than ever before.
Discovery Group is based on Old Street near the Silicon
Roundabout, an area of East London where more than 100 tech and design
companies have set up over the last five years. Prime Minister David Cameron
recently announced that he wants to establish an East London Technology City
and lure Google, Facebook and Microsoft to new offices in Olympic Park, a few
tube stops from the Silicon Roundabout.
Metrica was acquired by Durrants in October 2009 and Gorkana
was acquired by Durrants in April 2010.
**Gorkana survey of 205 Social Media Panel Event attendees,
For more information and interviews please contact:
Giles Palmer, email@example.com, +44-1273-234290; Richard Bagnall, Richard@metrica.net, +44-20-7664-0800
Tata Interactive Systems Wins Brandon Hall Learning Award for Second Consecutive Year
MUMBAI, India, November 22, 2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tata Interactive Systems (TIS), a global leader in innovative learning
solutions, won a coveted Brandon Hall silver award for excellence in the
Custom Content category.
The Lifeboat Assistant program developed by TIS for Holland America Line
(HAL) won the Brandon Hall Silver Award 2010 in the Custom Content category.
A "novel" concept by TIS - a graphic novel, in fact - this program aims to
increase the knowledge of lifeboat assistants on operating life-saving
equipment, and in the process, improving performance while executing
survival-skill procedures. Tata Interactive Systems' win was announced on
Thursday, November 4. The winners are listed at http://www.brandon-hall.com.
Jack Frazier, Deputy Director at HAL, said, "We decided that we would use
a 'story' to teach this concept, after some discussions we adopted the
graphic novel approach as the best option - I am thrilled that it has really
turned out well. This approach completely engages the learner and keeps them
interested. It's an honor to develop a program that is recognized as being
The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually by
Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and
development. Now in its sixteenth year, the Awards program showcases
exceptional work in the use of learning technology.
"These winning entries are very impressive," said Brandon Hall, Ph.D.,
chairman of the Awards program. "We are thrilled to recognize innovative
learning of such high quality."
Entries were submitted in the categories of Best Custom Content, Best
Innovation in Learning Technology, Best Learning Game, Best Learning Team,
Best Results of a Learning Program, Best Use of Blended Learning, Best Use of
Games for Learning, Best Use of Mobile Learning, Best Use of Video for
Learning, Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning, Best Use of Web 2.0 Tools
for Learning, and Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management. A total
of 214 entries were originally submitted. The entries were evaluated by a
panel of veteran, independent senior judges.
Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) is the world's leading developer of
learning solutions. TIS' learning solutions are designed to enable
organizational initiatives across industry verticals including Education;
Government and Defence; Telecommunications and ICT; Pharmaceuticals and
Health Care; Banking, Financial Services and Insurance; Airlines,
Transportation, Logistics and Hospitality; Consumer Package Goods; and
Manufacturing, Energy and Construction.
With a team of over 600 multi-disciplinary specialists, TIS creates 3000+
hours of learning content across 160+ concurrent projects every year. TIS'
solutions have proven their effectiveness at more than 60 Fortune 500
companies, leading educational institutions and government departments.
TIS is the first learning solutions organization in the world to be
assessed at Level 5 in both the SEI-CMM and P-CMM frameworks. Its solutions
have won prestigious awards including Brandon Hall, APEX, BETT and BIMA.
Areas of Business
TIS caters for three segments - Corporate, Education, and Government. It
offers clients learning solutions including:
- Web-based Training & Courseware
- Simulations - to offer immersive learning experiences
- Electronic Performance Support Systems - to provide on-the-job support
- Software Solutions
- Game-based Learning - to enhance learner engagement
The scope of TIS' learning solutions encompasses on-boarding, sales
training, process training, product training, curriculum design, assessments,
soft skills training and technical training.
TIS has development centres in Germany, Switzerland, and India. Its sales
and marketing operations span the US, Canada, the UK, mainland Europe,
Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and Asia.
Brandon Hall, Ph.D. is the CEO of Brandon Hall Research and author of the
ground-breaking "Web-Based Training Cookbook." Since 1992, Brandon Hall
Research (http://www.brandon-hall.com) has been providing independent
research reports and expert advice on using technology in learning. Brandon
Hall Research conducts the Awards program each year to recognize the best in
Further information from:
Rajesh R. Jumani
Chief Marketing Officer
Tata Interactive Systems
Source: Tata Interactive Systems
Further information from: Rajesh R. Jumani, Chief Marketing Officer, Tata Interactive Systems, +91-22-6643-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniusoft Gives Back With 58% Off on Thanksgiving Day
SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- This is a holiday centered on gluttonous enjoyment and a season for giving. To celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Daniusoft is pleased to announce a Thanksgiving software sale with 58% off on iPhone Tool Bundle and DVD Video Pack for both Windows and Mac users.
Big Savings on iPhone & Video Converter Bundles
Beginning Thursday, Nov. 18, customers can find exclusive deals on Daniusoft iPhone Tool Bundle (Windows) and Daniusoft DVD Video Pack for Mac during Daniusoft's Thanksgiving Sale.
-- Daniusoft iPhone Tool Bundle (Windows):DVD to iPhone Converter, iPhone
Video Converter, iTransfer, iPhone Ringtone Maker
-- Daniusoft DVD Video Pack for Mac: Video Converter for Mac, DVD Ripper
for Mac, DVD Creator for Mac, YouTube Downloader for Mac
Buy One Get One Free
Daniusoft sweetens the Thanksgiving Sale with a Buy One Get One Free offer! Buy Daniusoft Video Converter Ultimate at $59.95 and users will get Daniusoft Video Studio Express for free. Combing the golden product - video converter ultimate with the newly released and easy-to-use video editor, Daniusoft lets every buyer return with bumper harvest in their digital life on Thanksgiving Day!
Founded in 2007, Daniusoft Studio is a leading multimedia software provider, offering digital video and audio conversion solutions to customers around the world, and now serves both Windows and Mac users. The product line ranges from Video Conversion Tools, DVD Ripping Tools, and DVD Authoring Tools to Media Device Tools. For more information, please visit: http://www.daniusoft.com .
Scene It?® Harry Potter App for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Now Available on App Store
Take a spellbinding journey on the Hogwarts Express and beyond with the ultimate app for aspiring wizards
SEATTLE, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Screenlife®, the creators of Scene It?®, the number-one entertainment trivia game worldwide, today announced its new Scene It? Harry Potter App for iPhone and iPod touch and HD version for iPad are available on the App Store, just in time for Warner Bros. Pictures' release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1.
Scene It? Harry Potter takes players on a spellbinding journey with real movie clips, puzzles and questions from the first six films from the blockbuster Harry Potter franchise. With mini-games, including Hagrid's Hut, Polyjuice Potion, Extendable Ear and Portkey, Scene It? Harry Potter promises to test players' memory and powers of observation, and will entertain and delight fans of all ages.
"We're thrilled to add Harry Potter to our roster of Scene It? Apps," said Steve Banfield, Senior Vice President of Production and Digital Strategy at Screenlife. "The Harry Potter license continues to grow in its overwhelming popularity, and is exactly the type of exciting license we seek when creating fun new games."
The Scene It? Harry Potter App for iPhone and iPod touch features:
-- 30 distinct quiz sets with 16 different puzzle types that provide hours
of challenging trivia, puzzles and mini-games
-- Dozens of video clips, images and audio clips pulled directly from the
Harry Potter films
-- An engaging, fast-paced single-player mode
-- Head-to-Head Multiplayer mode via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth (uses multiple
-- Pass and Play Multiplayer
The Scene It? Harry Potter HD App for iPad includes all of the above features, plus:
-- HD quality video clips, eye-popping graphics and upscaled user interface
-- Dynamic motion backgrounds and animations
-- Enhanced puzzles that utilize iPad's innovative Multi Touch interface
-- Group Play - Up to four players may play at the same time to determine
who is the biggest Harry Potter fan in the room
The Scene It? Harry Potter App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://bit.ly/potteriphone
Screenlife's Scene It? Harry Potter App is available through a license agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
For more information on Scene It? Harry Potter for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or to learn about other Scene It? games, please visit http://www.screenlifegames.com or call (866) 383-4263.
Screenlife, a leader in entertainment trivia games, is transforming the way the world has fun through its pop culture-based games, including Scene It?, the number-one selling DVD trivia game worldwide. Located in Seattle, WA, Screenlife's socially interactive and immersive games are now available on multiple platforms including DVD, video game consoles, social networks and mobile phones.
Since its 2002 launch, Scene It? has grown into an international, award-winning brand with trivia game editions that include Twilight, The Simpsons, Star Trek, Seinfeld, Movie, TV, Sports, Music, Friends, Harry Potter and Disney. Scene It? DVD games have been translated into twelve languages across 29 countries.
A leader in entertainment licensing, Screenlife has struck hundreds of deals with major Hollywood studios, sports leagues and recording labels, as well as top actors, athletes and musicians. Other companies, including Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Real Networks, Konami, Namco and Comcast, work with Screenlife to deliver custom Scene It? games across multiple platforms including the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, mobile phones, and video on demand. Screenlife is a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures Corporation.
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
History Making Mitsubishi Motors' Live Drive Consumer Outreach Creates 5,000 Test Drives and a Guinness World Record
CYPRESS, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --The Mitsubishi Motors North America Outlander Sport Live Drive Campaign, which concluded on November 11th, provided virtual test drives to nearly 5,000 consumers and also earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. Guinness World Records confirms that MMNA has achieved a new world record for the furthest distance driven by an online controlled vehicle in 24 hours - 91 miles.
The world record is the result of MMNA's latest marketing collaboration with creative agency of record, 180 LA. The Mitsubishi Live Drive was the World's First Online Test Drive that gave drivers an unprecedented interactive experience to remotely test drive a real 2011 Outlander Sport from the comfort of their own home using the keyboard on their computer and an internet connection.
"We ad people often talk about doing ideas that are world firsts," notes William Gelner, Executive Creative Director at 180 LA. "Few can actually say that the Guinness World Records team showed up to witness. This is a huge honor."
In addition to the world record, over an 11-day period that spanned from November 1 to 11, the groundbreaking project encompassed:
-- Over 40,000 registrants;
-- Nearly 5,000 drivers from all 50 states test drove the vehicle;
-- 38 people spent their entire online drive doing donuts; and
-- 11 participants chose to enjoy their entire drive in reverse driving
"With almost 5,000 test drives, this program has gained wide acceptance from our dealer body, consumers, and the general public, not only improving brand awareness, but also driving consumer traffic," noted Gregory Adams, Vice President Marketing for MMNA. "The use of this technology is an innovative means of communicating the standout features of the new Outlander Sport. Not only has Live Drive helped enhance the brand's perception, but the campaign has enhanced the longheld favorable marriage between technology and our advanced products such as our feature-rich lineup of Lancer vehicles."
MMNA assembled the most talented technology leaders from the automotive engineering, marketing and interactive worlds to make the project possible. The project concept was created and led by 180 LA and included interactive partners B-Reel, and world-renowned robotics expert and automotive engineer, Dr. James Brighton (a frequent guest on Mythbusters and Top Gear). Brighton custom-built an in-car robotics system that controlled the steering, gear changes, acceleration and braking while B-Reel created software to connect the automotive robotics using driver input from the Internet. B-Reel created the website that allowed users to remotely test drive the vehicle while MMNA digital agency-of-record Schematic developed the Outlander Sport microsite which drove pre-event buzz and created banner ads to drive online sign-up.
Once in the "driver's seat," participants were able to steer and brake the car in real-time with only their computer keyboard, while taking in the live-streaming view out the front windshield. The whole experience was enhanced by audio of the Outlander's revving engine or consumer-selected music tracks. To ensure that drivers didn't steer the Outlander out of bounds, the vehicle's whereabouts were constantly tracked using three laser-based GPS systems from Japanese company Topcon.
About the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
The all-new, affordably-priced 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a handsome and sure-footed 5-passenger compact crossover vehicle (CUV) with numerous available high-tech features normally associated with expensive high-end vehicles that starts at only $18,495. Available amenities include a panoramic sunroof with LED accent lighting; a 710-watt Rockford-Fosgate® sound system with 10-in. subwoofer; a 40GB HDD DVD-based navigation system with a large, 7-in. touch-screen, real-time traffic and storage for up to 3,000 songs; a quick-shifting continuously-variable transmission (CVT) with magnesium-alloy steering column mounted paddle shifters; One-touch Start/Stop (OSS) engine switch; and an electronically-controlled All-Wheel Control (AWC) system, to name but a few.
About Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA)
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) is responsible for all manufacturing, finance, sales, marketing, research and development operations for Mitsubishi Motors in the United States. MMNA sells coupes, convertibles, sedans, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks through a network of approximately 400 dealers. For more information, contact the Mitsubishi Motors News Bureau at (888) 560-6672 or visit media.mitsubishicars.com.
About 180 LA
180 (http://www.180LA.com and http://www.180amsterdam.com) is an international creative agency with offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. 180 employs 225+ people from over 32 countries. 180's client roster includes adidas International, Sony Consumer Electronics USA, Sony Corporation, Boost Mobile, Mitsubishi Motors North America, Amstel Beer, HBO, Eli Lilly, Sauza Tequila, Western Union, DHL and Omega Watches. 180 specializes in consumer, brand and product strategy, and offers a spectrum of expertise, including: content creation, digital marketing, retail marketing, design and advertising.
CONTACT: Maurice (Moe) Durand, Manager, Product Communications, +1-714-372-6567, M1Durand@mmsa.com, or Christine Jew, Product Communications Specialist, +1-714-372-6326, email@example.com, both of Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America, Inc.
SuperAPP(TM) Helps Time-Pressed Students Securely Meet Fast Approaching College Application Deadlines
With Early December Deadlines Looming, Seamless Online Resource Lets Students Quickly & Efficiently Apply to Multiple Colleges Simultaneously
BOSTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- For time-pressed students with higher education on their minds, deadlines for applying to their preferred colleges are fast approaching. Indeed, the vast majority of college applications are due by December 1st. Needless to say, completing the required forms and essays, gathering the necessary transcripts and recommendation letters and then getting them all in on time can weigh heavily on students this time of year.
ConnectEDU makes the college application process infinitely easier with SuperAPP. SuperAPP is a web-based, comprehensive application completion tool that enables students to efficiently manage their data from a single, secure location. In one sitting, students can complete multiple applications simultaneously.
Here's how it works: Students select the schools they would like to apply to from a list of 1,500 institutions. SuperAPP then creates a single set of interview questions, eliminating duplicates while including all of the unique questions from each of the college applications. Once a student has completed the interview questions, SuperAPP takes his or her answers and then populates each college's actual application in exact format for submission to the school. Students can also use SuperAPP to pay the application fee for each college using PayPal, Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
"SuperAPP is the fastest and easiest way to apply to college. It eliminates repetition and lets students, parents and guidance counselors track each application, once it's submitted," explained Craig Powell, Chief Executive Officer, ConnectEDU. "Perhaps best of all, SuperAPP helps students make informed choices about where they're going to go to college by expanding their options as well as by presenting scholarship and financial aid opportunities and reminders."
SuperAPP is a free service, made available to students through a public portal as well as through ConnectEDU's Connect! platform, which empowers schools to electronically send official transcripts directly to colleges and universities.
High schools are rapidly adopting SuperAPP as the standard for facilitating their students' college applications. Students connected to high schools adopting SuperAPP have the ability to have transcripts and recommendations uploaded and sent in through the system. SuperAPP also provides early planning information, including details on the GPA needed to get into a specific college program as well as which scholarships are available from each school and how to apply to them. For those students who do not attend school in a district utilizing SuperAPP, a streamlined version is available and still empowers those students to efficiently manage their application process. SuperAPP is also accessible via websites like YOUniversityTV.com and Zinch.com. SuperAPP is currently available in hundreds of high schools, including several major urban districts such as Baltimore Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. ConnectEDU also recently inked deals with Miami-Dade School District, as well as Massachusetts, Michigan and Texas to develop statewide college and career planning portals.
"While ConnectEDU was created to allow students to apply to colleges in a fast, secure and efficient manner, we also wanted to provide a way for students to plan ahead, learn about their options and begin thinking about the courses they need to take in high school and what GPA they will need to maintain in order to achieve their dreams," reiterates Craig Powell, CEO of ConnectEDU. "We also focus on educating students, counselors and parents on the many scholarship and financial aid options that exist but aren't always easy to find. The bottom line is that it's about planning for the success and future of each and every student."
Cleveland school district's chief academic officer, Eric Gordon, was quoted in a New York Times article describing how SuperAPP has relieved some of the burden off of his counselors. "Previously," he says, "counselors didn't know what colleges students applied to, and if they didn't report grades and recommendations in a timely way, the application didn't get completed."
SuperAPP uses and supports all of the most popular application formats including: the Common Application®, Universal College Application(TM), as well as unique applications from 1,500 colleges. SuperAPP also streamlines the application process for college admissions officers by delivering a full electronic student application to colleges in a single integrated data feed in the preferred format of each college.
ConnectEDU is also poised to debut additional SuperAPP capabilities designed to simplify the process of completing and filing FAFSA and other financial aid forms. The new SuperAPP Financial Aid capability will be available in early 2011. This application will also help keep students on track to re-apply for financial aid at the right time each year to avoid losing their financial support.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education.The company is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their careers. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU's approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.
Kathleen Lucente, Red Fan Communications
SOURCE ConnectEDU, Inc.
CONTACT: Kathleen Lucente, Red Fan Communications, +1-512-551-9253 (o), +1-512-217-6352 (c), Kathleen@redfancommunications.com
Teradata Partners with RainStor for Big Data Retention and Retrieval at a Low Cost
RainStor's innovative technology significantly improves on-line data retention and retrieval for compliance needs
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC), today announced a partnership with RainStor, Inc. to provide specialized data retention capabilities enabling customers to keep compliance data for longer periods of time at a low cost. With RainStor's innovative technology, data is de-duplicated and compressed enabling a 97 percent storage footprint reduction. Additionally, data is directly accessible online and can be queried using standard SQL language and a number of other business intelligence tools.
This new partnership addresses the challenge of spiraling costs associated with retaining large and growing volumes of historical data. With built-in data reduction capabilities, the cost of retaining multi-terabytes, growing to petabytes goes down significantly. Organizations can now meet industry compliance regulations, and also improve enterprise intelligence by ongoing access to larger volumes of historical data.
Many Teradata customers, in a mix of industries, have begun to delve into massive volumes of historical detailed data, as these customer examples demonstrate.
-- Telecommunications - U.S. and European Union regulations require that
telecommunication providers retain call detail records (CDR) and also
Internet protocol detail records (IPDR), which are created by smart
phone users. The data must be retained for a minimum 12 months and be
readily available to law enforcement agencies for criminal
investigations. The challenge for telecommunications providers is that
they now create millions of CDRs and IPDRs per day.
-- Retailers - With Teradata, retailers are able to meet sales tax
compliance reporting and auditing requirements by analyzing millions of
transactions, which occurred over several years and involved thousands
of products, across thousands of stores. By executing this detailed
analysis in hours or a few days, not weeks and months, retailers can
ensure that they are properly paying their taxes, which saves time,
reduces labor costs, and avoids penalties and fines.
-- Finance - A financial services customer stores 14 years of historical
consumer banking data on everyone who has opened and closed an account
to enable easy access for archival retrieval in support of governmental
"Our partnership with RainStor's specialized data compression and reduction software helps broaden Teradata's reach to the retention market. This complements the Teradata Purpose-Built Platform Family and back-up, archive and recovery solutions," commented Scott Gnau, chief development officer, Teradata Corporation. "This solution can eliminate the need to store historical data on tape and thereby avoid any business risk of not providing immediate response in compliance situations."
"Most industry sectors are now required to maintain online access to historical data, which not only complies with regulations but drives smart business decisions for a competitive advantage," said John Bantleman, chief executive officer, RainStor, Inc. "We are very excited about the combined data retention capabilities Teradata and RainStor are bringing to market, which we believe to be a unique industry offering that meets today's big data problem."
RainStor is a technology pioneer in online information preservation. The company's specialized data repository significantly reduces the total cost of retaining data through extreme data reduction, simplified data management and near-perfect scalability. RainStor solutions are deployed by technology partners across multiple industries to reduce the cost and complexity of preserving information in the enterprise or the cloud. RainStor is a privately-held company with offices in San Francisco, U.S.A. and Gloucester, UK. For more information, visit http://www.rainstor.com.
Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC) is the world's largest company solely focused on raising intelligence and achieving enterprise agility through its database software, enterprise data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, consulting, and enterprise analytics. Visit Teradata on the web at http://www.teradata.com.
Teradata is a trademark or registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and other countries.
SOURCE Teradata Corporation
CONTACT: Dan Conway, Teradata Corporation, +1-858-663-4689, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Julie Tangen, Kulesa Faul for RainStor, +1-831-425-1083, email@example.com
What's in a Name? Ford Mustang Facebook Fans Get a Shot at Naming the V6 Performance Package
DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
-- For 2012, the Ford Mustang V6 Performance Package will get a new name,
by engaging Facebook fans to submit their idea for the best name for the
package that appeals to track-day fans and sports car aficionados alike
-- The contest runs through mid-December, with the winner walking away with
a two-year lease on a new 2012 Ford Mustang V6 with the Performance
Package he or she helped name
-- The Performance Package combines lightweight 305-horsepower all-aluminum
V6, a 3:31 performance rear axle and Mustang GT-based suspension and
braking components. Unique 19-inch wheels and Pirelli performance tires
provide superb grip and aggressive appearance
The Ford Mustang Facebook community is more than 940,000 strong, and they are being asked to put their heads together to come up with a name for the V6 Performance Package that gives Mustang an extra dose of handling performance. The contest to name the new package kicks off today on the Ford Mustang Facebook fan page.
"The V6 Performance Package is a great example of what's at the core of Mustang - fun, fast and affordable," said Amy Marentic, Ford group marketing manager. "It makes sense for us to continue the accessibility of the package by having our fans help name it, and it's a fun and unique way to engage enthusiasts."
Facebook fans can suggest a name on the Mustang Facebook page, and reach out to their friends in the social media world to help propel their pick to the top five names. A gallery on the Facebook page will let visitors see all of the choices that can be voted on. After the five most-voted names have been selected, Ford will choose the name that best shows off the personality of the package.
"We're utilizing the power of social media to not only talk about what a fantastic package this is, but to also let Mustang fans across the country share a piece of it," said Brian McClary, Ford social and emerging media specialist. "It's a nontraditional approach to naming a piece of brand that millions of people identify with."
The winner not only has the satisfaction of knowing his or her name will play a role in the iconic brand, but will also win a two-year lease on a 2012 Ford Mustang V6 with the Performance Package. Names can be submitted through mid-December, when the contest comes to a close.
Visitors to the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show also can get in on the fun by stopping at the Ford stand to submit their idea for the fast and fun package.
The Performance Package takes advantage of the new 2011 Mustang 305-horsepower all-aluminum Ti-VCT V6 engine's lightweight and high-revving nature to deliver a nimble performance car equally at home on a road course or a road trip.
Borrowing from the Mustang GT, the Performance Package includes numerous suspension, braking and body stiffening upgrades to deliver unparalleled handling performance. That road-holding is helped by a near-equal front/rear weight distribution, providing exceptional transient response along with the car's slimmed-down curb weight of less than 3,500 pounds.
2012 Mustang Performance Package includes:
-- A 3.31 rear axle ratio for quicker off-the-line acceleration
-- Mustang GT coupe front and rear stabilizer bars
-- Mustang GT front struts and rear shocks/springs
-- Shelby GT500 rear lower control arm
-- Unique 19-inch wheels
-- Pirelli performance tires for improved grip
-- Mustang GT front and rear brake calipers with Performance Friction pads
-- A strut tower brace for increased body rigidity
-- Unique electronic stability control calibration with sport mode for
-- Unique badging
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 163,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, production of which has been announced by the company to be ending in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com.
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eco.love Wines Introduces Premium New Zealand Wines in U.S.
Style and Sustainability Brand Strategy to Help Advance the Global Wine Industry
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- eco.love Wines announced today the launch of their collection of premium New Zealand wines in the U.S. market. Made in the first carboNZero winery in the world, using production methods that include sustainable farming, the utilization of clean energy, and the restoration of natural wetland habitats, eco.love Wines will be available for online purchase today. The company intends to contribute to the evolution of the global wine industry by enhancing the consumer experience through digital media and social networking.
eco.love Wines was founded by two African American sisters, Andrea & Robin McBride, who in developing the brand have taken into consideration women and Millennial wine consumers - a demographic they feel has been largely overlooked by the wine industry. The brand strategy disregards industry norms and traditional advertising by utilizing new technology to distribute product and to facilitate a shared wine experience among consumers. A launch partnership with Snooth Media allows consumers to review eco.love products on the world's largest wine social networking site.
"We believe that everyone can be innovative and creative in their own way. eco.love is our expression of that philosophy and we are excited about sharing not only our wine, but our wine experiences in an interactive, social environment." - Andrea & Robin McBride, co-founders of eco.love Wines
"We are excited to work with eco.love, an innovative wine company targeting a tech savvy and eco-conscious consumer. Sustainability is an important endeavor and we're thrilled to help eco.love introduce their wine and spread this message." - Rich Tomko, Snooth Media CEO
eco.love is the brainchild of Andrea and Robin McBride, sisters and best friends, who share a passion for delicious wine and a healthier planet. The eco friendly collection is crafted in New Zealand and certified carboNZero which entails ongoing reduction and offsetting of CO2 emissions. Production methods include sustainable farming and winemaking, the utilization of clean energy, and the continual restoration of natural wetland habitats beside the winery.
With an audience of 10 million monthly users, over one million wines and two million reviews, Snooth.com is the largest wine site on the web. Snooth.com combines engaging editorial content with interactive search and social components. The site is a resource for wine enthusiasts of all levels looking to discover new wines, read and write reviews, meet fellow wine lovers, buy locally and join the discussion on wine.
Seneca Gaming Corporation Announces Completion of Early Settlement and Receipt of Required Consents to its Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for its 7-1/4% Senior Notes due 2012
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seneca Gaming Corporation (the "Company" or "SGC") today announced that it has received tenders and consents from the holders of $488,469,000 in aggregate principal amount, or approximately 98%, of its outstanding $500,000,000 7-1/4% Senior Notes due 2012 (the "Notes") as of the expiration of the consent payment deadline, which was November 17, 2010, at 5:00 p.m., New York City time (the "Consent Deadline"). This is pursuant to its previously announced tender offer and consent solicitation.
On November 18, 2010, SGC accepted for purchase and payment (the "Early Settlement") all of the Notes that were validly tendered at or prior to the Consent Deadline. Payment for the Notes pursuant to the Early Settlement was made on November 18, 2010 (the "Early Settlement Date"). Holders of Notes who tendered their Notes at or prior to the Consent Deadline will receive $1,002.50 for each $1,000 principal amount of the Notes validly tendered (which includes the consent payment of $30.00 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes), plus any accrued and unpaid interest up to, but not including, the Early Settlement Date.
The consents received exceeded the number required to approve the proposed amendments to the indenture under which the Notes were originally issued (the "Indenture"). Based on these consents, on November 18, 2010, the Company and the trustee under the Indenture entered into a supplemental indenture that eliminates substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain event of default provisions and modifies certain other provisions of the Indenture.
The terms of the tender offer and consent solicitation for the Notes are detailed in the Company's Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 3, 2010 (the "Offer to Purchase"). Holders who tender their Notes after the Consent Deadline will receive $972.50 per $1,000 in principal amount of the Notes validly tendered. The tender offer is scheduled to expire at 8:00 a.m., New York City time on December 3, 2010. SGC intends to redeem any Notes, which are currently callable, that remain outstanding after the expiration date of the tender offer and to exercise its rights under the Indenture to satisfy and discharge the Indenture governing the Notes.
The Company has retained BofA Merrill Lynch as the dealer manager in connection with the tender offer and as solicitation agent in connection with the consent solicitation. BofA Merrill Lynch can be contacted at (+1) 888-292-0070 (U.S. toll free), (+1) 980-388-9217 (collect). Holders can request documents from D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information Agent and Depositary, at (+1) 800-207-3158 (U.S. toll free), (+1) 212-269-5550 (collect).
This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell the Notes or any other security or a solicitation of consents with respect to the Notes. The tender offer is made only by an Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated November 3, 2010. The tender offer is not being made directly or indirectly to any resident or person located in any jurisdiction where the tender offer would be unlawful.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe", "estimate", "anticipate", "intend", "plan", "expect", "will", "continue", "evaluate", and words of similar meaning, with reference to SGC and its management, indicate forward looking statements. Similarly, statements that describe our plans or goals are all forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward looking statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to our ability to ensure that our gaming options are unparalleled in the region; our ability to develop and implement effective solutions to the ongoing challenges confronting the gaming industry; our ability to continue to drive operating performance, promote stability and sound fiscal management, and provide the highest levels of service, quality and value to our patrons; and our ability to deliver an experience unparalleled in the region and financial results more favorable than our peers.
Additional information concerning potential factors that could affect SGC's financial condition and results of operations are described from time to time in SGC's periodic reports filed with the SEC, including, but not limited to, SGC's Annual Report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q . These reports may be viewed free of charge on the SEC's website, http://www.sec.gov, or on SGC's website http://www.senecagamingcorporation.com. SGC disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.
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SuccessEHS Mobile EHR features Dictation, Schedule for Today, Patient Summary and much more for the iPhone
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SuccessEHS, a Birmingham-based company specializing in electronic health record (EHR / EMR) and physician practice management software systems, is pleased to announce the launch of Mobile EHR for the iPhone.
"Mobile EHR for the iPhone gives physicians secure access to critical data they need to have greater freedom to decide when and where they complete their documentation," said Tina Graham, SuccessEHS COO.
The SuccessEHS Mobile EHR is a convenient and portable way for physicians to review summary patient data and dictate into SuccessEHS EHR. Using the iPhone, physicians have secure access to three patient lists (scheduled appointments, checked in patients and pending documentation) which can be manually or automatically synchronized based on the physician's preference. The at-a-glance encounter patient summary includes documented ICD-9 and CPT codes, vital signs, medications and allergies - information the physician needs in order to accurately dictate a progress note for each encounter. Dictations are delivered to SuccessEHS software in a HIPAA compliant manner, where Nuance's SpeechMagic engine delivers seamlessly integrated speech recognition capability.
Headquartered in Birmingham, AL, SuccessEHS has become a nationally-recognized vendor providing a single solution Practice Management and Electronic Health Record. The company boasts an experienced, hands-on management team with an average tenure of more than 12 years. SuccessEHS has built its reputation on the importance of developing personal relationships with its customers, leveraging the collective knowledge and expertise of its 200+ team members to ensure its customers' success. This customer-centered corporate culture is infused deeply within each member the SuccessEHS team.
SuccessEHS was founded in 1995, at a time when medical practices relied on manual, paper-intensive methods of charting, coding and billing for their services. SuccessEHS quickly established itself as a leader in the emerging practice management applications market by delivering an innovative product: clinical, operational and financial software paired with a suite of specialized implementation and integrated success services. SuccessEHS, entirely in-house developed and supported, has achieved multiple certifications from CCHIT, earning a 5-star usability rating. SuccessEHS has personalized its relationship with more than 500 select customers, 5,000 providers and 15,000 users in the continental U.S. and the Virgin Islands.
CADNA Commends Chairman Leahy and the Senate Judiciary Committee for Passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act Out of Committee
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) applauds the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act out of committee yesterday. Sponsored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and 17 others, the bill seeks to put an end to online content that infringes on intellectual property, such as websites pirating copyrighted material and selling counterfeit goods, by working with registrars, Internet service providers, and payment processors within the United States. CADNA now encourages the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global organization that sets policy for the Internet's naming and addressing system, to supplement the Senate's work by including in its policies provisions that will similarly prevent infringement and counterfeiting outside of the U.S.'s jurisdictional reach.
"If implemented, Senator Leahy's bill will fairly and efficiently end access to content that infringes upon others' intellectual property here in the U.S.," CADNA President Josh Bourne said. "But IP infringement is not limited to the U.S. As this is a worldwide problem, we now look to ICANN to step up and address these issues on a global scale."
Prior to today's committee meeting, CADNA reached out to Senator Leahy with a letter of support commending the bill for encouraging freedom of expression and progress while ensuring that innovation does not result in loopholes for counterfeiting and infringing sites. The Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act protects U.S. economic interests by ensuring that only the rightful owners of copyrighted materials can distribute them online and by preventing piracy and counterfeiting of their intellectual property by unauthorized parties. Protecting U.S. intellectual property is vital to the success and sustainability of the U.S. economy, and so CADNA urges Congress to pass the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act into law before the conclusion of the 111th Congress.
The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the systemic domain name abuses that plague the Internet today. For more information, please visit http://www.cadna.org.
Viking Modular Solutions(TM) Uses Patent-Pending Technology to Deliver High-Density DDR3 DRAM Modules
DDR3 Stacking Technology Enables 8GB VLP DIMM and 16GB LR-DIMM for Demanding Environments
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Modular Solutions(TM), a division of Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), and leading manufacturer of innovative DRAM modules and Solid State Drive (SSD) solutions, today announced its DDR3 8GB Very Low Profile (VLP) Registered DIMM is available for immediate qualification. Suitable for the most demanding environmental conditions, this high-density VLP RDIMM is optimal for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers in the telecommunications, enterprise, cloud and embedded computing markets that need the benefit of high density in a very low profile form factor.
Viking Modular is a leader in creating innovative DRAM packaging solutions that offer excellent signal integrity and thermal management. This latest DDR3 8GB VLP RDIMM uses mainstream 2Gbit DDR3 DRAM to deliver a cost effective, reliable, high-density solution, ideally suited for blade servers, storage bridge bay (SBB), AdvancedTCA (ATCA) and multiple space constrained high performance computing environments.
Built with Viking Modular's patent-pending BGA stacking technology, the DDR3 8GB VLP RDIMM features include:
-- Superior Thermal Performance: -40 degrees C to 85 degrees C
-- PC3-6400 to PC3-10600
-- DDR3-1333 240-pin VLP Registered DIMM (w/Thermal Sensor)
-- JEDEC Standard MO-269
-- Thermal sensing energy management
-- Low voltage option (1.35 and 1.5V options)
-- Ruggedized enhancements
-- Meets SWaP military COTS requirements
"Viking Modular continues to be at the forefront of developing leading DRAM packaging and stacking capabilities," said Adrian Proctor, Vice President of Marketing for Viking Modular Solutions. "This new DDR3 8GB VLP RDIMM allows our OEM customers in the enterprise server, storage and embedded markets the flexibility to upgrade new or existing platforms to maximum memory capacities."
Viking Modular Solutions is a product division of Sanmina-SCI. As a leading electronics manufacturing services provider, Sanmina-SCI continues to provide its OEM customers with cutting-edge technological development, industry certified manufacturing facilities and the benefits of a global supply chain with long standing, strategic partnerships.
About Viking Modular Solutions
Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Viking Modular Solutions is focused on developing and delivering high technology products such as DRAM modules, flash and Solid State Drive (SSD) solutions, that optimize the value and performance of our customers' applications in the Network Infrastructure, Embedded, Defense & Aerospace and Enterprise markets. Founded in 1989, Viking Modular Solutions has been providing Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) with industry leading design, engineering, product support and customer service for more than 20 years. For more information, visit us at http://www.vikingmodular.com.
Sanmina-SCI Corporation is a leading electronics contract manufacturer serving the fastest-growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina-SCI provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to OEMs primarily in the communications, defense and aerospace, industrial and semiconductor systems, medical, multimedia, enterprise computing and storage, automotive technology and renewable energy sectors. Sanmina-SCI has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information regarding the company is available at http://www.sanmina-sci.com.
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The foregoing, including the discussion regarding the Company's future prospects, contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with economic conditions in the electronics industry, particularly in the principal industry sectors served by the Company, changes in customer requirements and in the volume of sales principal customers, the ability of Sanmina-SCI to effectively assimilate acquired businesses and achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, and competition and technological change. The Company's actual results of operations may differ significantly from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a result of these and other factors, including factors set forth in our Company's fiscal year 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K and fiscal 2010 quarterly reports on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities Exchange Commission.
The Digital Music Catalog of Appitalism.com Surpasses 10 Million Items
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Appitalism.com, the first site to combine a social community with an online store to help consumers quickly and easily discover, discuss and download the best digital content for all devices, announced today that more than 10 million music downloads are immediately available to members.
The catalogue consist of full length music tracks from the major independent and the four major music labels; EMI, Sony Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are available in the Appitalism Music Store in the U.S. and Canada. A catalogue of more than 5 million tracks from independent labels as well as EMI and Warner Music Group is also available on Appitalism in the U.K.
Simon Buckingham Chief Appitalist at Appitalism said: "The Appitalism.com service has been designed to help consumers get the most value from their digital devices and to provide fuel for their digital lives. This comprehensive music library is a key part of that proposition. Appitalism is a destination that conveniently brings together not just apps but all types of digital content in a single place instead of having to search different stores for different genres of content. Appitalism members can easily access their music through their personal App Cloud from where it can be easily downloaded onto different mobile and computing devices simply by logging in from any web browser."
The new music content ensures that Appitalism users have the highest quality song and album choices with tens of thousands of new tracks added every week across 23 top music genres. Additionally, the Appitalism music store contains other music content including ringtones and music-related apps.
Appitalism.com combines a social community with an online store, enabling consumers to discover, discuss and download digital media from a catalog of over ten million premium apps, songs, books, games and videos compatible with a broad range of digital devices including smartphones, tablets, PCs and eBook readers. Simply put, there is no better way to discover and download apps and digital content than on Appitalism.com
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Atalasoft Cuts the Price on their DotTwain Development Toolkit for .NET
EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TWAIN board member Atalasoft, Inc. today announced a price reduction of their DotTwain product, a .NET capture SDK. Developers use DotTwain to quickly make applications that can capture digital images from scanners, cameras, and other TWAIN-enabled devices. The new price for the product reflects a 25% cost decrease.
"The discounted prices we are currently offering for our DotTwain SDK nicely complement our free imaging SDK, DotImage Photo," explains Atalasoft CEO William Bither, "This combination allows businesses to have an affordable start to their project."
Atalasoft has established partnerships with major scanner suppliers such as Canon, Fujitsu, Kodak, Panasonic, and HP. They are a member of the TWAIN working group and provide code to help certify TWAIN compliance in 3rd party drivers. Atalasoft provides DotTwain as a standalone SDK or included with the full-featured DotImage Document Imaging edition.
For nearly ten years, Atalasoft has built software that improves how people work with documents over the web through image viewing, annotating, and processing technology. Products include DotImage, the leading imaging toolkit for .NET developers, and Vizit, a universal viewer for SharePoint. For two years in a row, Atalasoft was listed as one of Inc. Magazine's 100 fastest-growing software companies in the US and is a member of many industry organizations including AIIM and ARMA; they are on the TWAIN working group. http://www.atalasoft.com
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Verizon Showcases FiOS TV, America's Most Advanced Video-Entertainment Service; Offers Hands-On Customer Trials at Redesigned Verizon Plus Store
LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer electronics fans are well aware of the new wave of Internet-connectible televisions and add-on media player boxes that are coming to market. But what they may not know is that the advanced features and functions that these devices promise are standard fare on Verizon FiOS TV today - without having to buy add-on hardware or hassle with its installation.
Rich, interactive widget applications; watching Web video on the TV; streaming personal multi-media (photos, music, home video) from the home computer to the TV screen; multi-room DVR viewing; and now, Flex View multi-screen (TV-PC-Smartphone) video: These are all available for hands-on testing at the Friday (Nov. 19) opening of the redesigned Verizon Plus store in Long Beach.
"The unique, leading-edge features that make FiOS TV such an incredibly different experience from anything else available also serve to make it an incredibly rich value for our customers," said Margaret Serjak, president of operations for Verizon California. "The latest interactive applications and entertainment capabilities are already built in to FiOS TV and included with the service. Before investing thousands of dollars in a new connectible HD TV or hundreds more for an add-on TV box, we think it makes sense to see and try FiOS TV, and then decide."
The Verizon Plus store in Long Beach, located at 14 E. Willow St., is one of several California stores being redesigned to give customers a true connected-home experience through Verizon's array of advanced fiber-optic network and wireless network products. In addition to FiOS TV, visitors can test drive FiOS Internet - offering the nation's only symmetric broadband speeds (35/35 Mbps or 25/25 Mbps) - and the new FiOS Flex View multi-screen video feature that empowers users to watch their content whenever and wherever they choose on the TV, the computer or their mobile device.
Visitors will also be able to try out Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets powered by the largest and most reliable 3G network in America. Beginning Nov. 19, Verizon Wireless customers can add a new 3G smartphone on a secondary line and receive a credit equal to the cost of adding a line to a Nationwide Family SharePlan. The $9.99 monthly credit for the new line can save customers nearly $240 per line over the life of the two-year contract.
Other Verizon Plus stores undergoing redesign are located in Victorville, Oxnard, Pomona and West Covina. An opening event for the West Covina store, at 326 S. California Ave., will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 20).
Long Beach City Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Gerrie Schipske and Verizon California executives will headline the 11 a.m. grand reopening ceremony at the Verizon Plus store in Long Beach. The Cabrillo High School steel drum band will provide the musical backdrop for the grand opening, which will be followed by product demonstrations and the presentation of a $15,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to the United Cambodian Community in support of the organization's efforts to advance literacy.
The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, awards grants each year to organizations working to promote literacy in California.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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Silverpop Launches Salesforce Chatter Integration on Salesforce.com AppExchange, the World's Most-Popular Marketplace for Business Apps
Viewing Lead Alerts in Real Time Helps Sales Teams Quickly and Efficiently Drive Revenue
ISV momentum on Force.com builds as Dreamforce 2010 approaches
ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Silverpop®, provider of a scalable, integrated email marketing and marketing automation platform, today announced its Engage App is now available on salesforce.com's ChatterExchange, a category of salesforce.com's AppExchange. With Silverpop Engage updated to include Salesforce Chatter functionality, Silverpop customers can automatically trigger numerous behavioral events to Chatter, salesforce.com's real-time enterprise collaboration app, providing instant updates that are vital to the sales process.
"Chatter delivers the next evolution in enterprise collaboration and provides salesforce.com partners, like Silverpop, the ability to offer customers new value and efficiencies through the power of real-time communication," said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. "Companies can easily get started using Chatter and Silverpop Engage to reduce the barriers and improve communication and sales."
Silverpop Engage users can now automatically generate Chatter posts when a prospect expresses interest by clicking to download a file, submitting a Web form, reaching a pre-determined lead score, or entering a lead-nurturing program. By sharing these events on Chatter, Salesforce users have a new arsenal of relevant information, enabling quicker responses and deeper collaboration between sales and marketing team members.
"With the rise of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, people are accustomed to receiving real-time updates from friends and family, so it's not surprising that they desire similar immediacy when reviewing customer and prospect activity and levels of interest," said Will Schnabel, vice president of business development at Silverpop. "Silverpop understands how important it is to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time, and our Chatter integration takes this concept to the next level."
Silverpop will be at Dreamforce 2010 (booth 813), the cloud computing event of the year, at Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco December 6 - 9, 2010. Silverpop Engage is immediately available for deployment on AppExchange 2 at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
Silverpop is the only marketing technology provider that offers a powerful marketing automation solution built atop a scalable email marketing platform. The company has more than a decade of experience empowering marketers to deliver highly relevant communications that efficiently drive revenue while also building brand loyalty. Companies rely on the Silverpop Engage platform to create and manage sophisticated multichannel marketing campaigns that nurture customer and prospect relationships from interest to conversion and beyond. Silverpop's industry-leading thought capital, strategic counsel and customer service, combined with an extensive ecosystem of world class partners, allow its customers to quickly and cost-effectively automate even the most complex campaigns--improving marketing results and increasing ROI. With a presence in the United States, Europe and Australia, Silverpop is trusted by leading brands around the globe. Visit us at silverpop.com.
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange 2
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications, more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 170,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 82,400 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.
Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange 2 marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/, now featuring the ChatterExchange.
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Art.com Launches New French Museum Wall Art Collection
New Collaboration Gives Consumers Unprecedented Access to Museum-approved Images from France's Top Museums
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Art.com, the world's leading online specialty provider of wall art, in collaboration with the French agency Reunion des Musees Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource, New York, today announced the launch of its French Museum Collection. This new collection provides unprecedented access to many of the world's most treasured original works of art, housed in over 400 renowned European museums and private collections, by bringing together in one place, museum-approved images of these masterpieces and making them available for the first time as unique, high-quality giclee prints and canvas reproductions.
"A key element of our company's mission is to make art accessible to all, and our new French Museum Collection is yet another way we're empowering customers to discover some of the world's finest original artworks and hang them on their own walls as high-quality reproductions," said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. "What makes this collection particularly unique is that it includes not just the familiar masterpieces one might see in the galleries of famous museums like the Louvre and d'Orsay, but also thousands of artworks never before seen publicly because they've been hidden in museum vaults or private collections."
Art.com's French Museum Collection includes over 100,000 works of art, including paintings and drawings, as well as photographs of antiquities, sculptures and historical objects. Over 10,000 artists are represented, including famous painters such as Monet, Rembrandt and Renoir, as well as lesser-known artists. The collection spans a wide range of art schools, movements, cultures and mediums, ranging from Egyptian antiquities to 20th century paintings. It includes not only celebrated masterpieces, but in some cases, the never-before-seen sketches that inspired them, pulled directly from the artist's notebook.
"We are pleased to enter into an agreement with art.com which greatly complements its present offering of fine art," said Jean-Paul Bessieres of the photo agency of the RMN. "The French Museum Collection contains a wide variety of masterpieces spanning many centuries, which are now being made available for wall art."
Continued Martin, "The breadth, quality and uniqueness of this collection ensure that it will have broad appeal around the world. For the art enthusiast, designer or anyone looking to decorate a space, art.com's French Museum Collection offers a treasure-trove of both familiar masterpieces and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered."
All images in art.com's French Museum Collection are available as wall art reproductions, either on high-quality giclee paper or artist-grade cotton canvas. To learn more or explore the collection firsthand, please visit http://www.art.com/frenchmuseum.
About art.com and Art.com Inc.
Art.com is a division of Art.com Inc. Art.com Inc. is the world's leading online specialty provider of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than 10 million customers -- including students, teachers, home decorators, interior designers, businesses, art collectors and art lovers -- in over 120 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.art.com and http://www.AllPosters.com. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.
The SENSA® Weight-Loss System Announces 'Share Because You Care' Charity Contest
The highly regarded weight-loss brand launches a charity contest to give SENSA® users the chance to support their top causes
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The SENSA® Weight-Loss System continues its commitment to giving back with the launch of its "Share Because You Care" charity contest. As part of the SENSA® CARES charity initiative, "Share Because You Care" empowers users to support their favorite causes for the opportunity to win $250 for the non-profit organization of their choice, plus an additional $250 for themselves.
The contest is intended to provide a platform for SENSA® users to share the cause they feel passionate about with other like-minded individuals. In order to be eligible for the prize, all applicants must submit the name of their favorite non-profit organization, an original essay on why they believe in the cause and an original photo relevant to the cause. All approved entries will be posted on the SENSA® Facebook page from November 15 to December 10. The winner will be determined by votes from SENSA® Facebook fans and announced the week of December 13.
"We are proud to offer our customers a chance to get more involved and raise awareness for the causes that matter most to them," says Kristin Chadwick, President of SENSA. "SENSA is dedicated to making a difference, and 'Share Because You Care', along with our other SENSA CARES initiatives, enable us to give our customers the tools to make a positive impact."
Based on over 20 years of his research linking human olfactory senses to appetite and overeating, Dr. Alan Hirsch developed the SENSA® Weight-Loss System. SENSA® consists of patent pending blends of scented Tastants that you sprinkle on food, and are designed to stimulate the olfactory senses and trigger satiety. SENSA® has become a leading weight-loss tool to encourage portion control without restrictive dieting, stimulants or pills. http://www.trysensa.com
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Online Shoppers Win Big with New Holiday Specials from AT&T
DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Let the savings begin! On the busiest shopping day of the year, now just one week away, consumers can take advantage of practically unheard of price points - on the hottest wireless devices - right from the comfort of their own home.
AT&T* today announced its incredible, value-packed lineup of holiday offers - exclusively available online - starting Friday, November 26 and running through Monday, November 29. From some of the best prices on the most popular touch screen devices to high-end smartphones on sale for only one penny, the savings are as sweet as ever.
The weekend of savings will kick off at 12:01 a.m., ET, on Friday, November 26, and offer a series of rotating promotions for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday online shoppers while supplies last. To stay up to date on the offers, customers can sign up for email alerts and special text message notifications created specifically for Cyber Monday deals. Here's what shoppers need to know:
Friday, November 26, 12:01 ET
-- Some of the best prices ever on the most popular touch screen devices.
Saturday, November 27, 12:01 ET
-- 24-Hour Refurb Devices for One Penny - select refurbished devices,
including the BlackBerry® Torch(TM), will be available for only $0.01.
Sunday, November 28, 12:01 ET
-- Free Quick Messaging Device Sale - choose from the Pantech Link, LG Vu
Plus, Sharp FX and the Pantech Pursuit for free. Unlimited messaging
plan or a $20 combination of messaging and data plan is required.
Monday, November 29, 9:00 ET
-- High-end Smartphone Sale for One Penny - just one penny for some of the
most sought after smartphones. Devices will rotate every three hours and
will include: HTC Aria, BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 3G, Motorola Flipout(TM),
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 and the Motorola BRAVO(TM).
"We want our customers to know how much we appreciate them," said Phil Bienert, vice president, ATT.com," especially this time of year when they're looking for even more value and more savings."
In addition, new AT&T U-verse® TV customers who bundle up to three services online can receive up to $400 back, beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Details are available at AT&T U-verse.
All smartphone offers require AT&T voice and minimum $15 per month data plans; quick messaging devices require an unlimited messaging plan or $20 combination of messaging and data plans. All offers require a two-year service agreement. Some restrictions and other charges may apply.
*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.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract & rate plan brochure for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing addr. within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activ. fee applies. Equipment price & avail may vary by mrk & may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but up to $35 restocking fee may apply to equipment returns; thereafter up to $325 for Smartphones or up to $150 for other phones . Some agents impose add'l fees. Smartphone Data Plan Requirement: Smartphones require a DataPlus (200MB) or DataPro (2GB) plan. If you exceed your initial data allowance, you will automatically be charged an additional $10 for each additional 1GB provided on DataPro or an additional $15 for each additional 200MB provided on DataPlus. All data allowances, including overages, must be used in the billing period in which the allowance is provided or they will be forfeited. For more details on Data Plans, go to att.com/dataplans. Quick Messaging Devices require an unlimited Messaging Plan or $20 combination of messaging/data plans. Sales tax calculated based on price of unactivated equipment.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE®magazine.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at the AT&T Web Site. This AT&T news release and other announcements are available at AT&T Newsroom, and as part of an RSS feed at AT&T RSS Feed. Or follow our news on Twitter @ATT. Find us on Facebook at the AT&T Facebook to discover more about our consumer and wireless services or at AT&T Small Business Facebook to discover more about our small business services.
Atmel Receives EDN China Innovation Award for 32-bit AVR AT32UC3L MCU
Award demonstrates Atmel commitment to low-power, high performing microcontroller solutions
SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a leader in microcontroller-based solutions, today announced that its 32-bit AVR® AT32UC3L microcontroller received the 'Leading Product' accolade in the prestigious EDN China Innovation Awards for 2010 in the Embedded Systems category. The award was presented at the Innovation Awards' Dinner held in Shenzhen on November 16, 2010.
The annual EDN China Innovation Awards honor outstanding engineering professionals and products. EDN Chinauses a combination of audience votes, balloting by the EDN Editorial Advisory Board and voting by EDN's editorial staff to determine the ultimate winners.
"We are honored to accept the prestigious EDN ChinaInnovation Award for our low-power 32-bit ATUC3L AVR microcontroller," said Yang Chiah Yee, vice president of sales, Asia Pacific and Japan, Atmel Corporation. "We are particularly pleased that this award was selected by China's electronic design community--endorsing Atmel's leadership in microcontroller and touch solutions."
"The award-winning AT32UC3L is the first 32-bit microcontroller to offer a built-in capacitive touch interface, making it suitable for a wide range of embedded applications," said Oyvind Strom, director of AVR, Atmel Corporation. "The AT32UC3L includes the industry's lowest power 32-bit MCU with Atmel's patented picoPower technology down to 0.27 mW/MHz in active mode when executing real-life applications."
Atmel picoPower® technology enables the AT32UC3L to operate on down to 650 nA with the 32 KHz Real Time Clock active, and below 10 nA with all oscillators stopped. The device features Atmel's true 1.6V technology, which keeps the device fully operational in systems with supply voltage ranging from 1.62 to 3.60V.
About Atmel 32-bit Microcontroller Portfolio
Atmel is one of the fastest growing 32-bit microcontroller suppliers and continues to make strong investments in the Atmel AVR® 32-bit UC3 microcontroller series and ARM®-based products. Atmel is finding new opportunities in the 32-bit microcontroller market and is committed to this market segment.
Atmel Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.
SANYO Introduces New Ultra Portable Education and Business Projectors Featuring Extended Lamp and Filter Life
- Long-life lamps extend service life 6,000 hours*
- High brightness ranges from 2,200 lumens to 3,000 lumens
- New high-efficiency large surface filters operate 5,500 hours* before replacement
- Compact, lightweight design makes for easy portability
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO), a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors announces the introduction of two series of ultra portable 3LCD projectors targeted for the educational and business markets. The new XK and WK series projectors offer improvements in lamp and filter life, thereby reducing both costs and time required for maintenance. All four models share a compact size (13.1" x 4.0" x 9.7") and light weight (6.4 lbs.), making them highly portable and easy to transport.
Capable of producing bright images in classrooms and meeting rooms, the projectors are suitable for virtually any application, even in large spaces. Four projectors are being introduced:
-- PLC-WK2500 has WXGA resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio, with a contrast
ratio of 3,000:1 and 2500 lumens brightness
-- PLC-XK3010 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 Lumens
-- PLC-XK2600 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,600 Lumens
-- PLC-XK2200 has XGA resolution, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,200 Lumens
"These new projectors offer significantly lower long-term operating costs in comparison to existing and legacy projectors, making them an attractive proposition to educational facilities and businesses anticipating tight budgets over the next few years," says Sam Malik, Vice President of SANYO's Digital Solutions Division, and General Manager of the Corporate Solutions Group. "Our new long-life lamps, optics and filters mean less down time and a longer time between replacements."
Extended lamp and filter life are the key elements that make these projectors highly economical to operate. In Eco mode, for example, lamp life is extended to double that of conventional models, increasing to 6,000 hours in Eco mode. New filter technology also reduces cost and maintenance time through an increase in both efficiency and a longer interval between filter replacements. Using nearly six times the collection area as previous filters and a new three-layered structure that improves its dust-collecting capacity by a factor of 20, the new design increases the expected filter life to 5,500 hours in Eco mode.
Even with an extended bulb life, these projectors display images with a high contrast ratio. An automatic iris control increases the contrast ratio by monitoring and detecting the requirements of the image and adjusting the amount of light as needed for the relative brightness or darkness of the picture.
For multimedia presentations, an onboard high-output 10-watt audio amplifier and loudspeaker eliminate the need for separate electronics and external loudspeakers, even in large classrooms and conference rooms. Further flexibility allows a microphone to be connected to the projector for amplification through the onboard amp and speaker.
First-time users will find setup easy to accomplish by using SANYO's Auto Setup Function, which applies compensation for any vertical image distortion by analyzing the source and detecting the incline angle of the projector. In addition, a Screen Guidance Function instructs the operator through step-by-step instructions displayed on screen.
Each projector can be monitored and controlled through a wired LAN connection. Through a back panel RJ-45 connector, operators can switch between inputs, power the projector on and off, monitor lamp usage and receive error messages and warnings. All models are PJ Link compatible.
Additional features include user-customizable logos for both startup and for display during presentations, plus the ability to blank the screen and freeze images. Also provided is a presentation timer and closed-caption text capability.
The PLC-WK2500 is scheduled for November 2010 availability at an MSRP of $995. The XK series models are scheduled for December release, with the following MSRPs: the PLC-XK3010 is $1145, the PLC-XK2600 is $995 and the PLC-XK2200 is $845.
PLC-WK2500 PLC-XK3010 PLC-XK2600 PLC-XK2200
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 4:3 4:3 4:3
Resolution: 1280x800 1024x768 1024x768 1024x768
3,000 2,600 2,200
Brightness: 2,500 lumens lumens lumens lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 2000:1 2000:1 2000:1
Screen Size: 40" - 300"
Video Input D-sub 15 pin(Analog RGB Component and S-Video with
D-sub 15 pin (Analog RGB or Monitor Out)
Audio Terminals: Mini Jack (Stereo - Microphone/Computer In)
RCA Jacks (L/R Stereo)
Mini Jack (Stereo - Variable Audio Out)
Control Ports: Wired LAN: RJ-45; D-sub 9 pin (RS232C)
13.1"/333.5mm (W) x 4.0"/101.0mm (H) x 9.7"/247.0mm
Weight: 6.4 lbs./2.9kg
*Eco mode setting in ideal condition for projectors
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a global, leading provider of energy, environment, and lifestyle applications. The Corporate Solutions Group, is based in Chatsworth, California, and is part of SANYO North America's Digital Solutions Division (SANYO North America is a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.). The Digital Solutions Division is a service and sales division that markets digital projectors, digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. For more information on SANYO, please visit http://us.sanyo.com.