Lightwave Logic's Terry Turpin Projects Billion-Fold Performance Improvement of Spatial Light Modulators Using Organic Nonlinear Materials
Replacing Existing Liquid Crystal Technology with Organic Nonlinear Polymers Can Eliminate the Major Impediment to the Progress of Optical Computing
NEWARK, Del., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLG), is a technology company focused on the development of a Next Generation Non Linear Optical Polymer Materials and Devices for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing.
In a conference call with shareholders on January 25, 2012, Terry Turpin, Lightwave Logic's Optical Computing Expert detailed the advantages of a Spatial Light Modulator (SLM) currently in development by the company with the help of an outside contractor using one of the company's organic nonlinear polymer based materials.
A spatial light modulator is a device that formats information for an optical computer and is essentially an erasable photographic film that can be used and erased extremely quickly to record and images. A Spatial Light Modulator can be considered the heart of an optical computer in the way that a CPU is the core of a digital computer.
Mr. Turpin characterized this as the HolyGrail of Optical Computing because essentially all machine intelligence applications like, facial recognition; pattern recognition and speech recognition are based on Spatial Light Modulators and currently have been limited by the slow response time of LCD technology.
According to Mr. Turpin, a recognized expert in optical computing for over 40-years including important work at Essex Corporation and the National Security Agency (NSA), "The progress of Optical Computing has been limited by legacy Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) technology which while effective, can only refresh at 10 to 30 millisecond intervals. Because of the extremely fast response time of Lightwave Logic's organic nonlinear optical materials are in the range of a picoseconds (one-billionth of a second versus LCD at 10 to 30-thousands of a second), improvement in performance could be a billion-fold."
Jim Marcelli, CEO of Lightwave Logic commented, "We are very excited by our Spatial Light Modulator development program and feel fortunate to have the experienced hand of Terry Turpin on this project.
We have been working on the basic design that will incorporate one of our Perkinamine(TM) based organic nonlinear polymer materials. Obviously, this is a huge opportunity for Lightwave Logic and attaining anything near the performance improvements that Terry has talked about will have a huge impact on Optical Computing in general and will actually give birth to markets for products that have been waiting for a solution to today's current speed limitations. We know for a fact that this will be of extreme interest to the military and commercial partners as well. Upon completion of a working prototype, we will be actively looking for partnering opportunities."
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Lightwave Logic, Inc. is a development stage company that is producing prototype electro-optic demonstration devices and is moving toward commercialization of its high-activity, high-stability organic polymers for applications in electro-optical device markets. Electro-optical devices convert data from electric signals into optical signals for use in high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications systems and optical computers. Please visit the Company's website, http://www.lightwavelogic.com for more information.
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Berge Avyazian, founding 4G World Conference Chair, to lead 4G mobile broadband conference and expo powered by UBM TechWeb's Light Reading and InformationWeek
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM TechWeb announced the acquisition of 4G World from Yankee Group.
4G World is the largest event in the world covering the entire ecosystem of 4G technologies and business models that power the mobile Internet industry and economy. The massive growth in the 4G marketplace - predicted to grow to 2.5 billion subscribers in 2016 according to Pyramid Research - fuels the demand for a conference and expo to bring key stakeholders together to discuss, debate and evaluate the most important 4G topics, opportunities and solutions. 4G World is happening Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2012 at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.4gworld.com/.
"The 4G market and 4G World is right in our sweet spot," said Lenny Heymann, UBM TechWeb Executive Vice President and Group General Manager. "4G World serves a fast growing market that will immediately utilize our conference expertise and infrastructure, taps into our thriving Light Reading and InformationWeek online communities and databases of service provider and enterprise tech decision makers, and provides a powerful event platform for 4G marketers around the globe."
Heading up the 4G World program will be Berge Ayvazian, the founding Conference Chair for 4G World and before that, WiMAX World. Ayvazian is currently Senior Analyst with UBM TechWeb's Heavy Reading where he manages the research company's 4G Consulting Business and has spent 30 spent years covering and advising the global communications market, including serving as former CEO of Yankee Group.
"With the rapid adoption of 4G mobile broadband technologies such as LTE, HSPA+, and WiMAX LTE, and an endless appetite for mobile broadband from both enterprise businesses and consumers, 4G holds significant potential to transform business and how people communicate, work and socialize," said Ayvazian. "I am excited to put the UBM TechWeb resources to work at 4G World, creating a brand and event that brings together the entire 4G ecosystem of carriers, their enterprise customers, application developers, key industry associations, and industry experts from other major research and media companies."
4G World 2011 attracted over 8,500 registered attendees and featured over 250 sponsors and exhibitors, over 80 interactive sessions featuring 20 speakers and 30 mobile operator case studies, an Expo show floor, rich networking opportunities, and an awards ceremony.
Follow 4G World on Twitter @4GWorld become a fan of 4G World on Facebook or join 4G World on LinkedIn.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
About 4G World
4G World is the first and only conference and expo covering the entire ecosystem of next-generation 4G technologies that enable the mobile Internet revolution, including mobile network infrastructure, advanced devices, applications and content. 4G World offers operators an opportunity to research state-of-the-practice business models and advanced mobile technologies, and learn from other operators about what works--and what doesn't--as they migrate their networks to 4G. For more information, visit http://www.4GWorld.com
Don't Miss the GLIDE1 Revolution: Pre-Register for Your Free Account Now: The Next "Big Thing" in Cloud Computing
GLIDE1 Brings the Cloud to You
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The most popular WebOS, Glide OS http://GlideSociety.com, is launching the all-new GLIDE1 application soon. You can pre-register today at http://GlideSociety.com/Glide1. Register for a Glide OS account today and get 30GBs of free storage.
GLIDE1 is an application that you install on your desktop, tablet and smartphone. It manages all of your files that are scattered across various devices and cloud services. GLIDE1 is revolutionary because it provides a single point of access to all files stored on PCs, tablets, smartphones and cloud services like Dropbox, Flickr, YouTube, etc. With Glide, it is now easier than ever to share your files securely with friends & colleagues or publish to services like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc.
"Walled clouds defeat the purpose of cloud computing," said TransMedia Chairman & CEO, Donald Leka. "GLIDE1 is designed to connect various proprietary devices and disconnected cloud services to realize the inherent efficiencies of cloud computing."
The typical consumer might have a Windows PC at work, a Mac at home, a Google Android Smartphone and an Apple iPad. This is born out by the fact that Microsoft Windows continues to lead the personal computer market with over 85% market share; Google Android leads the smartphone market with about 50% market share; and Apple iOS (iPad/iPad2) leads the tablet market with over 70% market share. Consumers are also using various disconnected cloud storage and sharing services for photos, music, video and documents like Flickr, YouTube, Dropbox and Box.
The GLIDE1 Solution
GLIDE1 will provide a single point of access to all user files and information stored on PCs, tablets, smartphones and dedicated cloud file storage and sharing services. Utilizing Glide's cross platform synchronization application and browser components for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, GLIDE1 will sync all user file directories across devices and cloud services consolidating the directories and user data on Glide's servers. Utilizing the Glide Cloud Operating System http://GlideSociety.com/, users will have automated file compatibility across platforms, granular permissions-based security in-between platforms and a comprehensive suite of collaboration and productivity applications to work with.
GLIDE1 Facilitates "Bring-Your-Own-Device" (BYOD)
With Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) - employees using their own devices and cloud services for work - becoming widely accepted, enterprise IT administrators are struggling to address the associated security risks. Currently, the majority of businesses don't have any policies, procedures or IT systems in place to manage the use of personal devices in corporations. GLIDE1 provides organizations with a solution for centralized rights based administration of files and information residing on employees' and members' personal devices and 3rd party cloud storage services.
Uniiverse launches world's platform for collaborative living
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Uniiverse (http://www.uniiverse.com), the platform for collaborative living, launched today, worldwide.
Uniiverse is not a social network. The company is the first online
platform to take an offline approach for its users. Doing-away with
status updates and virtual friends, Uniiverse is all about trust, the
sharing economy, and face-to-face interactions. Watch the manifesto
"Uniiverse is the only platform that allows anyone to share any kind of
real-life activity or service," says Ben Raffi, CEO & president of
Uniiverse. "And it's free to post."
Users can specify what they're offering, the price they charge (could be
free), and when it is happening. People can instantly discover, book,
and pay for the listing through the website. Uniiverse enables anyone
to become an entrepreneur, meet like-minded people, share their
passions - and live a smarter, happier, more sustainable lifestyle.
Watch the concept video: http://uv.rs/AfCSNG
The opportunities Uniiverse brings to people are endless:
-- Organize a jogging group, tapas party, or yoga session
-- Offer a service such as a photography workshop, language
lesson, or a sushi-making class
-- Use your extra time by posting your availability for errand
running, babysitting, or pet walking
-- Share your stuff that is rarely used such as a drill, a bike,
or a guitar
-- Rent out your space when you're away, or offer your unused
-- Organize a ride-share to save money on gas, and help the
Users are encouraged to rate and review each others' shared
experiences. Uniiverse enables people to get a full understanding of
each other's trustworthiness by showing social proximity, ratings,
reviews, and participation across categories.
"Uniiverse is building the sharing economy, where access and experiences
are more important than ownership. This movement will help the
environment, global financial issues, and build stronger communities,"
says Craig Follett, CEO & chairman of Uniiverse.
Through this platform, Uniiverse is resurrecting old marketplace
behaviors, such as sharing, on a scale that was never before possible.
The company aims to kick-start the sharing revolution.
Uniiverse is an online person-to-person marketplace for offline services
and activities. With built-in trust features, the platform enables
people to safely offer and share their time, interests, belongings,
space, and skills with other local people in real life - for free, or
to make money. The company's vision is to encourage offline
interactions in today's increasingly virtual world and to help people
live better, together. The company believes everyone has something
unique to offer and share. Uniiverse is based in Toronto, Canada and
has operations in Montreal, San Francisco and Boston. The company,
founded in Toronto, raised $750,000 in seed round financing in 2011.
BEIJING, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRnewwire-Asia/ -- Recently, to give iPhone 4S users a better user experience, Tipard released three new software products, iPhone 4S Ringtone Maker, Mac iPhone 4S Ringtone Maker and iPhone 4S Transfer for ePub.
Tipard's iPhone 4S Ringtone Maker is a powerful iPhone ringtone creator specially designed for iPhone 4S users. With advanced system kernel and multimedia software technology, it not only can give users best image interface experience, but it can also help users create more personalized ringtones for them share with friends and families. This iPhone 4S ringtone creator supports ripping of almost any kind of DVD disc, DVD folder and IFO file and converts various video or audio files to output as iPhone 4S-compatible M4R ringtone files, which can then be directly transfers as ringtones to an iPhone 4S or PC. Plus, users can easily trim any source video or audio file by setting your desired start time and end time to get proper ringtone length.
In addition, this iPhone Ringtone Maker has four interface languages (English/French/German/Japanese) to give users a better international experience. And you are allowed to add "Fade in" and "Fade out" effects to your iPhone 4S Ringtone file to make it more professional. Also, the output of the iPhone 4S's ringtone volume maximum can be adjusted to 200%. Last but not least, it highly supports the newest iOS 5.0.1 and iTunes 10.5, iPhone 4 and many other iPhone models. It is available only for $14.95; to get the free trial version, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/iphone-ringtone-maker.html
Another product, Tipard's iPhone 4S Transfer for ePub is a user-friendly eBook transfer for iPhone 4S users. It can export any kind of ePub or PDF eBook files from your iPhone 4S to your PC for other use. Plus, you are allowed to import various ePub or PDF files from your computer to your iPhone 4S for eBook reading or sharing with other friends by directly transferring your eBook file to your friends' iPhone with this versatile ePub iPhone transfer for iPhone 4S users. Plus, its search function helps users quickly find the target file, and its multi-language interface with English/French/German/Japanese can help more users from different countries. Also, this iPhone 4S ePub transfer product has an auto-update function to make sure users always have the latest version, and then users can always get the best support and technology from Tipard. It is available only for $19; for more detailed information, please visit: http://www.tipard.com/iphone-4s-transfer-for-epub/
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iBoss Web Filters Give Students Access to YouTube EDU Videos, Offering Parents and Teachers Peace of Mind by Restricting Content
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- While Internet filtering is designed to shield students from inappropriate material online, it also can prohibit them from accessing the vast resources available on the web. One relatively new resource is YouTube EDU, a dedicated channel designed to give schools customized access to educational videos.
Currently, many schools restrict student access to YouTube.com due to unwanted content. This, in turn, also restricts access to YouTube EDU. With the new iBoss Enterprise Web Filter firmware, schools can simply paste their unique YouTube EDU ID and open a direct path to the YouTube EDU channel while still restricting general student access to YouTube.
iBoss (http://www.iboss.com) is an expert in the field of Internet filtering. The company provides gateway security for large organizations across the globe.
The YouTube for Education integration with the iBoss Enterprise can be group based. This allows districts to enter specific keys for different schools - such as for elementary, middle, junior high and high schools - and still provide direct integration. This option is ideal for districts or education service centers that support many different campuses under one umbrella. iBoss is the first web-filtering solution to offer group-based integration with YouTube EDU.
The Federal Communications Commission reports that 97 percent of schools across the country had Internet connectivity as of 2010, according to an Education Week article. In 2010, restrictive Internet filtering was the top student complaint about Web use in data from Speak Up research by Project Tomorrow.
Many schools are required by law to restrict student Internet access; twenty-five states have Internet filtering laws that apply to publicly funded schools or libraries. Some states even require publicly funded institutions to install filtering software on library terminals or school computers.
"The new YouTube for Education portal provides a powerful tool for teachers and students to access videos from well-known organizations such as Stanford, PBS and TED," said Peter Martini, iBoss chief operating officer. "Our engineers quickly integrated this feature to provide students seamless access to these resources without exposing them to general content on YouTube.com."
Phantom Technologies, parent company of iBoss Web Filters and Application Firewalls, provides hardware security solutions for HTTP/S, application and Web 2.0 management. Incorporating bidirectional stream-based layer 7 filtering, zero-day hybrid cloud database and detailed drill-down reporting, iBoss Filters provide network solutions to keep up with today's high-performance fiber networks. With no per-seat licensing or throughput restrictions, iBoss Web Filters offer comprehensive performance and value. Learn more at http://www.iboss.com.
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Free Site Will Provide Tire Dealers Valuable Tools and Sales Resources
CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Nitto Tire, a leading producer of high performance tires has launched a new dealer-specific destination that will help all businesses from "mom and pop" independents to national chains and everything in between. The completely free website is intended to help tire businesses grow, improve operations, and educate staff and customers on the latest tire technology, as well as offer valuable sales and marketing tools and templates. Nitto Tire hopes the site will become a go-to resource for dealers to learn and communicate with suppliers, customers and each other through a special dealer community forum. Interested businesses can register and begin using the site immediately at http://www.nitto-dealerportal.com.
The Nitto-DealerPortal.com Site Features
-- Live News - Receive the most up-to-date news from the industry's leading
trade publication, Tire Review.
-- Website Builder Tool - Help smaller shops create professional looking
websites that are completely functional. Site built using the tool will
live on the Dealer Portal, avoiding hosting and other fees.
-- Basic Customer Database - Help businesses keep track of customers' cars,
tires and provide service interval reminders via email/text reminders.
-- Dealer Community Forum - Members can pose questions, offer reviews or
advice on tires or ask marketing or operations questions.
-- Technical Training Videos and Points - Members can participate and view
special training videos and earn points. Members can take a quiz after
each session and earned points can be redeemed for exclusive Nitto swag.
For more information, please visit http://www.Nitto-DealerPortal.com.
About Nitto Tire Nitto Tire (http://www.nittotire.com) develops performance tires for all uses, including racing, off-road and street. Using state-of-the-art manufacturing and testing facilities in both Japan and the United States - Nitto provides innovative and high-quality performance tires for the most demanding automotive enthusiasts. For more information about Nitto or its products, visit the company's web site or contact the company directly. Nitto is a registered trademark of Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Ste. 250, Cypress, Calif., 90630.
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Expectations Surpassed: the 36.3-Megapixel Nikon D800 is the Multimedia HD-SLR That Shatters Conventional Resolution Barriers for Maximum Fidelity
The New Nikon D800 Offers Unrivaled Resolution and Features Designed for a Variety of Demanding Professional Photographic and Multimedia Disciplines, Videographers and Filmmakers
MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, imaging leader Nikon Inc. announced the highly anticipated D800 HD-SLR, engineered to provide extreme resolution, astounding image quality and valuable video features optimized for professional still and multimedia photographers and videographers. A camera with an unmatched balance of accuracy, functionality and image quality, the Nikon D800 realizes innovations such as a high resolution 36.3-megapixel FX-format CMOS sensor, a 91,000-pixel RGB Matrix Metering System, Advanced Scene Recognition System and many other intuitive features designed to create the preeminent device for the most demanding photo and video applications.
Whether shooting high fashion, weddings or multimedia content, Nikon's highest resolution sensor to date, a groundbreaking new 36.3-megapixel (7360 x 4912 resolution) FX-format CMOS sensor, affords flexibility and astonishing image quality to satisfy a myriad of client requests. The Nikon D800 incorporates the latest 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Metering III and the Advanced Scene Recognition System, coupled with an improved 51-point AF system for images with amazing sharpness, color and clarity. With its compact, lightweight D-SLR form factor and extensive video feature set, the D800 allows photographers to transition to multimedia to create an immersive story. Professional videographers will appreciate practical features that go beyond NIKKOR lens compatibility and Full HD 1080p video, such as full manual control, uncompressed HDMI output, and incredible low-light video capability. With this innovative combination of features, the D800 celebrates resourcefulness and a dedication to the flawless execution of an epic creative vision. All of this is driven by Nikon's latest EXPEED 3(TM) image processing engine, providing the necessary processing power to fuel amazing images with faithful color, a wide dynamic range and extreme resolution.
"Whatever the project, visionaries need a tool that is going to help them stay on-time and on-task. The Nikon D800 re-imagines what is possible from this level of D-SLR, to address the needs of an emerging and ever changing market; this is the camera that is going to bridge the gap for the most demanding imaging professionals, and provide never before seen levels of SLR image and video quality," said Bo Kajiwara, director of marketing, Nikon Inc. "The D800 is the right tool for today's creative image makers, affording photographers, filmmakers and videographers a versatile option for capturing the ultimate in still image quality or full HD content, with maximum control."
Extreme Image Quality
The new Nikon developed 36.3-megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) CMOS sensor realizes Nikon's highest resolution yet, and is ideal for demanding applications such as weddings, studio portraiture and landscape, where there is no compromise to exceptional high fidelity and dynamic range. Nikon's first priority is amazing image quality above all else, and resolution of this magnitude affords photographers the ability to portray even the smallest details, such as a strand of hair, with stunning sharpness or crop liberally with confidence. Photographers also shoot with the assurance of NIKKOR lens compatibility, because only a manufacturer with decades of optical excellence can provide the glass to resolve this kind of extreme resolution.
For shooting with minimal noise in a variety of lighting conditions, the D800 features a wide native ISO range of 100-6400, expandable to 50 (Lo-1)-25,600 (Hi-2). Nikon engineers have created innovative ways to manipulate light transmission to the sensor's photodiodes, giving users the ability to shoot with confidence in challenging lighting conditions. Internal sensor design, an enhanced optical low pass filter (OLPF) and 14 bit A/D conversion with a high signal to noise ratio all contribute to a sensor capable of excellent low light ability despite the extreme resolution. Every aspect of this new FX-format sensor is engineered to deliver amazing low noise images through the ISO range and help create astounding tonal gradation and true colors, whether shooting JPEG or RAW. Images are further routed through a 16-bit image processing pipeline, for maximum performance. To further enhance versatility, users are also able to shoot in additional modes and aspect ratios such as 5:4 to easily frame for printed portraits or a 1.2X crop for a slight telephoto edge. For even more versatility, photographers can also take advantage of Nikon DX-format lenses for more lens options and enhanced focal range (1.5X), while still retaining sharpness and details at a high 15.4-megapixel (4800x3200) resolution.
Contributing to the camera's rapid performance and amazing image quality is Nikon's new EXPEED 3 image processing engine that helps professionals create images and HD video with amazing resolution, color and dynamic range. From image processing to transfer, the new engine is capable of processing massive amounts of data, exacting optimal color, rich tonality and minimized noise throughout the frame. Despite the immense data, the new EXPEED 3 also contributes to energy efficiency, affording the ability to shoot longer.
The D800 also features the Advanced Scene Recognition System with the 91,000-pixel 3D Color Matrix Meter III to provide unrivaled metering in even the most challenging of lighting conditions. At the system's core is a newly designed RGB sensor that meticulously analyzes each scene, recognizes factors such as color and brightness with unprecedented precision and then compares all the data using Nikon's exclusive 30,000 image database. Additionally, this new sensor now has the ability to detect human faces with startling accuracy, even when shooting through the optical viewfinder. This unique feature is coupled with detailed scene analysis for more accurate autofocus (AF), Auto exposure (AE), i-TTL flash control and even enhanced subject tracking. The Color Matrix Meter also emphasizes priority on exposure of the detected faces, allowing for correct exposure even when the subject is backlit. Even in the most difficult exposures the D800 excels, such as maintaining brightness on a bride's face while retaining the dynamic range to accentuate the intricate details of a wedding dress beside a black tuxedo.
Advanced new automatic systems make it even easier to capture amazing images. The camera features a new enhanced auto white balance system that more accurately recognizes both natural and artificial light sources, and also gives the user the option to retain the warmth of ambient lighting. Users can expand dynamic range with in-camera High Dynamic Range (HDR) image capture, and enjoy the benefits of Nikon's Active D-lighting for balanced exposure. Another new feature is direct access to Nikon's Picture Control presets via a dedicated button on the back of the body to tweak photo and video parameters on the fly, such as sharpness, hue and saturation.
True Cinematic Experience
The Nikon D800 has a compact and lightweight form factor that's preferable for a production environment, yet is packed with practical and functional features. The D800 is ideal whether the user is a filmmaker on location or in the studio or a documentarian in the field who requires portability and the NIKKOR lens versatility and depth of field that only a HD-SLR can offer. Filmmakers have the choice of various resolutions and frame rates, including Full HD 1080 at 30/24p and HD 720 at 60/30p. By utilizing the B-Frame data compression method, users can record H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format video with unmatched integrity for up to 29:59 minutes per clip (normal quality). This format produces higher quality video data without increasing file size for a more efficient workflow. The optimized CMOS sensor reads image data at astoundingly fast rates, which results in less instances of rolling shutter distortion. The sensor also enables incredible low-light video capability with minimal noise, letting filmmakers capture footage where previously impossible or expensive and complex lighting would otherwise be necessary. Users are also able to have full manual control of exposure, and can also adjust the camera's power aperture setting in live view for an accurate representation of the depth of field in a scene. Whether shooting for depth of field in FX-format mode, or looking for the extra 1.5X telephoto benefits of DX mode, the high resolution sensor of the D800 allows videographers to retain full 1080p HD resolution no matter which mode they choose to best suit the scene. Users are also able to easily compose and check critical HD focus through the 921,000-dot, 3.2-inch LCD monitor with reinforced glass, automatic monitor brightness control, and wide viewing angle.
For professional and broadcast applications that call for outboard digital recorders or external monitors, users can stream an uncompressed full HD signal directly out of the camera via the HDMI port (8 bit, 4:2:2). This output signal can be ported into a display or digital recording device or routed through a monitor and then to the recording device, eliminating the need for multiple connections. This image can also be simultaneously viewed on both the camera's LCD and an external monitor, while eliminating on-screen camera status data for streaming purposes. The D800 also includes features concentrated on audio quality, such as a dedicated headphone jack for accurate monitoring of audio levels while recording. Audio output levels can be adjusted with 30 steps for precise audio adjustment and monitoring. The D800 offers high-fidelity audio recording control with audio levels that can be set and monitored on the camera's LCD screen. A microphone connected via the stereo mic jack can also be adjusted with up to 20 steps of sensitivity for accurate sound reproduction. What's more, recording can be set to be activated through the shutter button, opening a world of remote applications through the 10-pin accessory terminal.
Wield Speed and Performance with Astonishing Accuracy
Whether shooting the runway or fast moving wildlife, the enhanced 51-point AF system of the D800 delivers blazing fast AF with tack-sharp results. Nikon has enhanced the Multi-Cam 3500-FX AF sensor module and algorithms to significantly improve low light acquisition, for precise focus to an impressive -2 exposure value (EV). The focus system utilizes 15 cross-type AF sensors for enhanced accuracy, and the system also places an emphasis on the human face, working in conjunction with the Advanced Scene Recognition System to provide accurate face detection even through the optical viewfinder. The camera also utilizes nine cross-type sensors that are fully functional when using compatible NIKKOR lenses and teleconverters with an aperture value up to f/8, which is a great advantage to those who need extreme telephoto focal lengths (single cross type sensor active with TC20E III). For maximum versatility in all shooting situations, whether photographing portraits or static subjects, users are also able to select multiple AF modes, including normal, wide area, face tracking and subject tracking to best suit the scene.
The D800 delivers upon a professional's need for maximum speed when it counts. The camera is ready to shoot in 0.12 seconds, and is ready to capture with super-fast AF and response speed. To photograph action in a burst, the camera shoots up to 4 frames per second (fps) in FX mode at full resolution, or up to a speedy 6 fps in DX mode using the optional MB-D12 Battery Pack and compatible battery. Further enhancing the speed of the camera and overall workflow, the D800 utilizes the new USB 3.0 standard for ultra fast transfer speeds.
Construction and Operability
The body of the D800 is designed to offer a compact form factor and a lightweight body for the utmost versatility. The chassis is constructed of magnesium alloy for maximum durability, and is sealed and gasketed for resistance to dirt and moisture. Users are able to easily compose through the bright optical viewfinder, which offers 100% frame coverage. For storage, the D800 has dual card slots for CF and SD cards, and offers users the ability to record backup, overflow, RAW/JPEG separation, and the additional option of shooting stills to one and video to the other. For high speed recording and transfer, data can be recorded to recent UDMA-7 and SDXC / UHS-1 cards. The shutter has been tested to withstand approximately 200,000 cycles, and the camera also employs sensor cleaning. The D800 also features a built-in flash and is compatible with Nikon's acclaimed Creative Lighting System, including a built-in Commander mode for controlling wireless Speedlights.
D800E - Maximum Resolution Unleashed
In addition to the D800, Nikon will also be releasing a supplementary model for those professionals who demand even higher resolution and D-SLR versatility; the D800E. This model treads in medium format territory for studio work or landscape photography when there is no exception to only the highest fidelity and sharpness. This unique alternative model will effectively enhance the resolution characteristics of the 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor by cancelling the anti-aliasing properties of the OLPF inside the camera. By doing this, light is delivered directly to the photodiodes, yielding an image resulting from the raw light gathering properties of the camera. A color moire correction tool will also be available within Capture NX2 to enhance the D800E photographer's workflow.
Price and Availability
The Nikon D800 will be available in late March for the suggested retail price of $2999.95.* The D800E version will be available in mid April 2012 for a suggested retail price of $3,299.95.* For more information about these models, NIKKOR lenses and other D-SLR cameras please visit http://www.nikonusa.com.
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Broadcom Announces Industry's First Octal 10GbE SFP+ PHY
New Eight-Channel Physical Layer Transceiver Delivers Higher Bandwidth to Data Center and Enterprise Networks
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
-- High-density 40nm architecture delivers higher bandwidth while reducing
printed circuit board (PCB) size and power consumption by approximately
-- Features Broadcom's fourth generation of all-DSP electronic dispersion
compensation (EDC) technology
-- Extends industry's broadest portfolio of single, dual, quad, and now
octal channel SFP+ PHYs
-- Industry's first Octal 10GbE PHY optimized for increasing data center
and enterprise network traffic
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first 10GbE eight-channel, front panel Ethernet physical layer transceiver (PHY). The new Broadcom(®) BCM84780 Octal SFI-XFI PHY establishes a new standard for higher bandwidth data center and enterprise network performance and server virtualization while reducing chip size and power by approximately 25 percent. The addition of the BCM84780 extends Broadcom's industry-leading portfolio of single, dual, quad and now octal channel SFP+ physical layer devices.
Consumer demand and traffic volume continues to rise for high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video and cloud computing. As the need for higher density processing and transmission of data rises, so does the need for data centers and enterprise networks to transition from 1GbE to 10GbE. According to The Linley Group, shipments of 10GbE ports are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 40 percent from 2010 to 2015.
Optimized for data centers and enterprise networks that are transitioning to 10GbE and server virtualization, the BCM84780 octal PHY is approximately 25 percent smaller with lower power per port compared to other currently available solutions. The PHY features eight fully independent channels with IEEE 1588 timestamping. It also incorporates EDC that enables data to be transmitted on a 10GbE serial interface for applications requiring transmission over multimode fiber (MMF) at distances up to 300m (LRM) using OM3 fiber and SFP+ copper twin-axial cable (CR).
In addition to supporting long reach over multi-mode fiber (LRM), the BCM84780 handles short range (SR), long range (LR) and newer extended range (ER and ZR) optical interfaces for a broad range of high-bandwidth applications. The all-DSP high-speed, front end and an on-chip microcontroller provide the highest performance and flexibility for line card designers.
The PHY's multi-rate capabilities enable the user to work with either 10GbE or 1GbE systems. Integrated IEEE 1588 time syncronization operates on a per-channel basis that allows an in-band scheme of precisely timed packets to traverse across multiple systems for voice, video and cellular base stations applications. The user also can bypass or disable the 1588 functionality for each channel independently.
The BCM84780 is fully compliant with the SFF-8431 SFP+ standard for both 10GbE and 1GbE operation.
-- 10GbE port growth fueled by increasing traffic and content
-- Streaming video, cloud computing, server virtualization
-- Shipments of 10GbE ports to increase 40 percent (CAGR) from 2010 to
-- Octal 10GbE PHYs a clear requirement for next generation, high density
networks moving to higher bandwidths
-- Octal-channel SFI-to-XFI PHY developed in low-power 40nm CMOS process
-- Supports SFP+ optical, SR, LR, ZR, DWDM, and LRM optical interfaces
-- Supports SFP+ copper twin-ax
-- IEEE 1588 timestamping, Y.1731 with Sync-E recovered clock outputs
-- 1GbE mode with support for IEEE802.3 Clause 37 AN
-- 21mm x 21mm BGA, 1mm pitch
-- Advanced diagnostics on SFP+ interface including Eye-Mapping, SNR, and
The BCM84780 is sampling now. Production release is scheduled for mid-2012.
Quotes:Jag Bolaria, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group"Broadcom is a market leader for standard Ethernet components and 10GbE PHY silicon. We expect Broadcom's product offerings to serve its customers well as this segment of the market grows rapidly through 2015."
Lorenzo Longo, Vice President & General Manager, High Speed Interconnect Products, Broadcom "Broadcom is committed to providing the broadest portfolio of 10GbE PHYs on the market. Our latest octal PHY provides the higher bandwidth required in data center and Enterprise networks while reducing footprint and power by up to 25 percent compared to previous generation designs. These enhancements enable our customers to successfully migrate to higher levels of bandwidth and all-around superior performance."
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Monument Policy Group and Nyhus Communications Announce Strategic Partnership to Expand Client Service Offerings and Geographic Reach
Seattle and Washington, D.C., Firms Deliver Comprehensive Bicoastal Government Relations and Communications Capacities
WASHINGTON and SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monument Policy Group, a leading bipartisan government relations and lobbying firm, and Nyhus Communications, an award-winning strategic communications and advocacy firm, today announced a new partnership that will provide their respective clients with an expanded suite of complementary services.
"In today's 24/7 business and media world, companies need to integrate traditional and new media along with policy and lobbying efforts to be successful," said Tim Punke, partner at Monument Policy Group. "Our partnership with Nyhus allows Monument to increase the capabilities we offer our clients to include a full array of innovative, 2.0 communications, including comprehensive public relations, public affairs, marketing and social media services, which are critical to success in today's marketplace."
A nimble, creative agency, Nyhus Communications provides full-service public relations, public affairs, marketing and social media services to clients around the world. Monument Policy Group is a full-service government affairs and lobbying firm with deep relationships on both sides of the political aisle in Congress, the White House and the Executive Branch. Both firms provide counsel to an array of premier brands in the United States and globally.
In addition to offering complementary skills and services, both firms share an expertise in corporate responsibility as well as strong international capabilities, especially relating to China and Australia, putting them in a unique position to help clients with reputation and international issues.
"Monument Policy Group is one of the leading government affairs and lobbying firms in Washington, D.C., and, together, we offer smart, integrated solutions to our clients," said Roger Nyhus, president and CEO of Nyhus. "The Monument team is an elite bipartisan team with the experience and relationships necessary to address the toughest policy and legislative challenges. By joining forces, Nyhus and Monument offer clients a robust combination of government relations, lobbying, strategic communications and advocacy expertise tailored to meet each client's needs."
The partnership also solidifies both firms' bicoastal operations.
Monument Policy Group was founded in 2006 on the belief that teamwork and creativity are critical to advocacy and policymaking. Whether it is a high-profile legislative fight; a need for timely and useful information about policy developments; a search for federal funding to explore a promising technology; or a response to regulatory activity; Monument can effectively deliver a client's message to key influencers.
Founded in 1994, Nyhus Communications is an award-winning agency providing strategic communications and advocacy services for clients around the world. The well-connected Nyhus team includes specialists in public relations, public affairs, marketing and social media, allowing them to deploy the precise combination of resources needed to best serve each client's unique needs. The agency specializes in integrated campaigns, thought leadership and corporate responsibility, and is known for its candid, strategic and creative approach. Nyhus focuses on personalized customer service, developing true partnerships, and consistently delivering exceptional results.
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SAP to Arm Small and Midsize Enterprises With Real-Time Analytics Powered by SAP HANA(TM)
SAP HANA(TM) Platform to Empower SMEs to Unlock New Insights and Make Decisions in Real Time
WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced two new offerings that will deliver the benefits of the SAP HANA(TM) platform to small businesses and midsize enterprises (SMEs). With analytics powered by SAP HANA for the SAP® Business One application and SAP HANA, Edge edition, SMEs will be able to leverage powerful in-memory technology from SAP. By helping organizations act on information as it happens, SAP HANA revolutionizes decision-making, dramatically increasing the speed of existing processes and accessing large amounts of data in shorter periods of time.
In today's highly competitive business climate, immediate access to and analysis of all operational data ultimately determines the success of an organization. Companies demand insight into business operations as they happen in order to be able to react quickly to changing market conditions. These new offerings from SAP aim to provide SMEs with real-time access to information tailored to their individual requirements. SAP HANA is in-memory data management software on SAP partner hardware.
Analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One are intended to provide a cost-effective new combination of a special product version of SAP HANA designed with the needs of small businesses in mind. Targeted at companies using SAP Business One, the channel-only solution aims to offer a small-scale, easy-to-use SAP HANA-based application including best in class operational reporting with SAP® Crystal Reports® software. Ramp-up is planned to begin at the end of February, with general availability planned for later in 2012.
"Analytics powered by SAP HANA for SAP Business One will offer customers the flexibility to create interactive reports and run ad-hoc analysis faster than before," said Ketan Solanki, consulting manager, Evolution Future Solutions Pty Ltd, an Australia-based SAP channel partner delivering SAP Business One. "Another major advantage is the access to relevant information in seconds with freestyle search, with the ability to navigate through various business objects from SAP Business One without having to move from screen to screen due to it all being included in the current cockpit. We expect that customers will benefit from tremendously improved productivity."
SAP HANA, Edge edition, is an indirect offering compiled specifically for reselling in the midmarket. The software targets SAP customers in the midmarket -- typically those running the SAP® Business All-in-One solution. An additional value proposition is offered when the version of SAP HANA for midsize companies is bundled with SAP® BusinessObjects(TM) Edge Business Intelligence (BI) software, with the combination delivering insight in real time to midsize organizations. SAP HANA, Edge edition, is now globally available via enabled and authorized partners.
"Small enterprises have Big Data issues also," said Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner. "Big Data is not only large volumes of data but also includes the variety and complexity of the data. Looking at content such as audio, video, text, documents, small enterprises have as much Big Data as large enterprises. Solutions for small enterprises must address the issues of Big Data."
For a quick and predictable implementation of SAP HANA, customers and partners can use SAP® Rapid Deployment solutions, including the SAP® ERP rapid-deployment solution for operational reporting with SAP HANA. SAP Rapid Deployment solutions delivered by SAP partners include preconfigured software, partner implementation services and end-user enablement resulting in fast time to value with easy-to-deploy and integrated solutions. Another offering is SAP® CO-PA Accelerator software, which allows significantly faster processing of complex allocations and essentially instantaneous ad hoc profitability queries. It belongs to accelerator-type usage scenarios in which SAP HANA becomes a secondary database for SAP products such as the SAP® ERP application.
"Small businesses have the dual need of a real-time software platform for their business, and yet simplicity in their IT landscapes," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, member of the SAP Executive Board, Technology & Innovation Platform, SAP AG. "SAP HANA enables nearly 80 percent of our customers, which are small and midsize businesses, to bring together structured and unstructured data analysis from any source, as well as transactional applications and analytics, in a single highly scalable, elastic infrastructure for true real-time computing. Together with our ecosystem partners, we are excited about SAP HANA delivering unprecedented performance improvements to businesses without compromise."
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AutoTrader.com Makes It Easier for Dealers to Use Co-op Funds for New Car Advertising Online
ATLANTA, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoTrader.com is taking co-op compliance for online advertising to the next level with make-based new-car advertising packages, a new display advertising unit and dedicated specialists to assist dealers. With the majority of new-car buyers utilizing the Internet as their leading source during the car-shopping process, these changes will enable dealers to extend their new-car presence on the site and connect with those shoppers.
"At AutoTrader.com, our goal is to support our dealer's online advertising efforts, and the ability to utilize co-op funds for their advertising on AutoTrader.com will help them extend their reach with the millions of new-car shoppers who visit our site each month." said Chip Perry, president and CEO at AutoTrader.com. "We've taken numerous steps this year to take our co-op compliance to the next level, and we will continue to work closely with our dealer customers to determine what they need for each brand they represent and help them get all of the co-op reimbursements they've earned."
AutoTrader.com's foray in to offering co-op assistance began nearly five years ago, when the company began creating custom solutions for various OEM partners. Currently, AutoTrader.com has custom co-op solutions for GM, BMW and Mini, which are the direct result of exclusive, OEM Tier III partnerships. These custom solutions provide additional branding and merchandising solutions tailored specifically for each brand.
One dealership that has seen great success using co-op dollars for their advertising on AutoTrader.com is Woody Folsom Automotive in Hazelhurst, Georgia. Working closely with their AutoTrader.com representative, they were able to extend their reach and grow sales by using co-op dollars to increase their new car advertising on the site.
"Our AutoTrader.com rep came in and showed us how we could be using co-op funds for advertising our new cars online, and we were able to significantly grow our business without increasing our out-of-pocket expenses," said Billy Gregory, general manager at Woody Folsom Automotive. "Instead of just advertising used cars on AutoTrader.com, using co-op dollars enabled us to feature our new car inventory and double our advertising throughout the state and country. Before that, we were selling more used cars, but our new car sales increased so much that we're selling almost as many new cars as used. Last year, our GMCs were up 64%, Buicks were up 26% and Chevys were up over 50%. In fact, 2011 was the first time we've ever sold over 1000 new vehicles, and the only thing that we changed was increasing our new car advertising on AutoTrader.com -- something that wouldn't have been possible without using co-op money."
For 2012, AutoTrader.com is enhancing its co-op assistance with the following new offerings:
-- New "New Car" Packaging: Co-op compliance is based on brand exclusivity,
so it's important for dealers to be able to differentiate their online
spending by vehicle make. To accommodate this and make it easier for
dealers to utilize co-op funds, AutoTrader.com has revised all new-car
advertising solution packages to be eligible for purchase and provision
by vehicle make.
-- New Display Advertising Unit: While there are variations in which online
advertising options are eligible for co-op spending, one constant is
display advertising. New for 2012, AutoTrader.com is making an
additional "Skyscraper" ad unit available to dealers who subscribe to
the top new-car advertising package. This new unit is dynamic and will
pull in vehicles that closely match the user's search.
-- Dedicated OEM Tier III Co-Op Specialists: In 2012, dedicated specialists
will be partnering with AutoTrader.com's sales team to identify OEM Tier
III opportunities for new car and franchise dealer customers. These
experts are both knowledgeable and experienced with OEM programs and
will add significant value to the consultative services AutoTrader.com
provides its dealer customers.
According to AutoTrader.com estimates, co-op business represents a more than two billion dollar marketplace. Unfortunately, a significant portion of co-op funds go unused every year. While most co-op dollars are spent on traditional media, the Internet is the leading source new car buyers utilize to shop for their next vehicle. The 2011 Automotive Buyer Influence Study, which surveyed over 4,000 new and used vehicle buyers, showed that of the 11.5 hours new car buyers spend online, they spend the most time -- 3.5 hours -- on third-party sites like AutoTrader.com.
"It's critical that dealers have a robust Internet marketing strategy, and being able to utilize co-op funds for their online spend will help them achieve that goal. With the changes in packaging, new display advertising options and dedicated specialists, dealers should be able to more easily take advantage of co-op dollars for their advertising on AutoTrader.com," Perry continued.
About AutoTrader.com Atlanta-based AutoTrader.com, created in 1997, is the Internet's ultimate automotive marketplace and consumer information website. AutoTrader.com aggregates in a single location millions of new cars, used cars and certified pre-owned cars from thousands of auto dealers and private sellers and is a leading online resource for auto dealers, individuals and manufacturers to advertise and market their vehicles to in-market shoppers. The company also provides a robust suite of software tools for dealers and manufacturers to help them manage and market their vehicle inventory and display advertising on the Internet. AutoTrader.com continues to grow key business metrics, including revenue, profitability and site traffic. Today, AutoTrader.com attracts millions of unique monthly visitors who utilize the site to review descriptions, photos and videos of vehicles for sale; research and compare vehicles; review pricing and specials; and read auto-related content like buying and selling tips and editorial coverage of major auto shows and automotive trends. AutoTrader.com operates one other auto marketing brand, AutoTraderClassics.com. AutoTrader.com also owns used vehicle management software company vAuto, Kelley Blue Book (Kbb.com), HomeNet Automotive, a leading provider of online inventory management and merchandising solutions for the automotive retail industry and VinSolutions, a leading provider of end-to-end solution platforms for dealers. AutoTrader.com is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. Providence Equity Partners is a 25 percent owner of the company and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is also an investor. For more information, please visit http://www.autotrader.com.
Akamon Launches its First Game on Facebook: Chinchón
BARCELONA, February 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
The company expects a turnover of more than 1 million euros in 2012 for activity
generated through the social networking site
Akamon Entertainment Ltd., the leading international online social gaming company in
traditional games, has launched its first game on Facebook with the aim of expanding its
network of users who play simultaneously and share a gaming community. The company, which
operates through the leading Spanish portal Mundijuegos.com and the Brazilian
Ludijugos.com, is the first in Spain to launch a game that allows players to be connected
to the entire gaming community independently of which gateway they have entered through -
be it one of the company's portals or Facebook - so creating the best social game
Akamon plans to follow up the launch of Chinchon on Facebook with the incorporation of
a further six games on to the social networking site during the first quarter of 2012,
including Ruleta (Roulette), Parchis, Brisca, Tute, Buraco and Domino (Dominoes). The
company expects its presence on Facebook to represent at least 15 per cent of its turnover
for 2012, estimated at 9 million euros.
Vicens Marti, CEO at Akamon Entertainment Ltd., states that "the move onto Facebook is
part of an ongoing strategy to offer new gateways to our players, which complement our own
portals and those of our affiliates. We hope that the number of daily users (DAU) of
Chinchon, which currently stands at 30.000, will increase tenfold during the first months
of being active on the social networking site."
Chinchon is a traditional Spanish card game that is played throughout the world with
small variations. The Akamon development team, which is made up of more than 20 engineers
based in Valencia, has dedicated more than 5.000 hours to the creation of the game and its
adaptation to different platforms. As Daniel G. Blazquez, director of Art and Design at
Akamon, explains: "we have succeeded in creating a competitive product that operates
synchronously on different portals and Facebook, and which merges the appeal of
traditional games with the social features that players look for in a social networking
Akamon Entertainment Limited is an online social gaming company specialising in
traditional games. Founded by Spanish entrepreneurs with Spanish capital, the company
operates in the south of Europe and Latin America via the local portals Mundijuegos.com in
Spain and Ludijugos.com in Brazil. These sites will be complemented in 2012 with new
portals resulting from the company's expansion into France, Argentina, Mexico and Italy.
With its headquarters in Malta, Akamon has a development team based in Valencia and a
business intelligence team in Barcelona, and has a total of 35 employees who are highly
specialised in the online sector.
Akamon's portfolio consists of 27 traditional local casino-based games such as
Parchis, Chinchon, Buraco, Mus, Poker and Domino. All the games incorporate social
features and users are connected to the entire gaming community via Akamon's portals,
those of the affiliates who offer the games on their platforms and, as of February, on
Outfit7 Inc., a subsidiary of Out Fit 7 Ltd and the global mobile entertainment leader
behind the blockbuster Talking Friends collection of apps, today announced that Talking
Tom Cat has received stylish new threads that bring virtually-branded merchandise to the
Talking Friends apps for the first time. Working with Iconicfuture and Digital Artists,
Outfit7 enters the digital marketplace with the integration of virtual-branded merchandise
from six of the world's most popular football clubs in Spain, Italy, England, France and
The company also announced today that Talking Tom Cat, one of the 14 Talking Friends
characters, has surpassed 100M downloads since first launching in July 2010. With Talking
Tom leading the pack, the Talking Friends cast has established a prominent global presence
and achieved over 300M downloads in more than 120 countries, rendering Outfit7 the world's
fastest growing mobile entertainment network.
"Today's brand integration news is the first step towards expanding the significant
global reach of the Talking Friends network further, through valuable partnerships with
world-renowned brands," said Paul Baldwin, CMO of Outfit7 Inc., a subsidiary of Out Fit 7
Ltd. "In the same way app networks are becoming the new studio system where beloved
characters are born, in-app branding is the new form of strategic product placement. The
possibilities are endless and we couldn't be more excited."
The decision to fuse football, the world's most popular sport with over 3.5 billion
fans worldwide, with Talking Tom, the world's most popular cat, was obvious. A pop culture
icon, Talking Tom is an instantly-recognised character revered worldwide, much like the
football clubs whose logos Talking Tom will soon be wearing. As of this month, football
fans will be able to dress Talking Tom in team-branded gear to show support for some of
the world's premier football clubs including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Arsenal
FC, Olympique de Marseille and SL Benfica. The six teams have won a combined total of 130
National Championships and over 30 European Championships.
"Digital Artists is thrilled to bring Real Madrid, one of the world's most beloved
football teams, together with the world's most popular cat, Talking Tom," said Scott Rupp,
CEO of Digital Artists. "We're excited to have Real Madrid included in Outfit7's new
venture, alongside the five prestigious football clubs that Iconicfuture helped
"Talking Tom has amazing global appeal which enables him, and the rest of the Talking
Friends apps, to break through language and demographic barriers with ease," said Ze'ev
Rozov, CEO of Iconicfuture. "The cooperation between Outfit7, one of the leading mobile
entertainment networks, and some of the world's top football teams, is just the beginning
of the many premium branding opportunities we can expect to see from Outfit7's Talking
Friends apps going forward."
Less than two years after launching the first Talking Friends app, Outfit7's Talking
Friends characters have reached more than 90 million monthly active users worldwide. The
company averages over 25 million downloads per month, with more than 500,000 videos being
uploaded to YouTube, Facebook and sent by email and MMS.
eCareSoft's Ambulatory EHR Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eCareSoft, Inc. has received the federal government's "meaningful use" stamp of approval by earning Complete EHR Ambulatory Certification for its eCS Nimbo solution. The designation officially deems the electronic health record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, the EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
"We're excited about the certification of eCS Nimbo for physician clinics," stated Jorge Luis Camargo, Chief Strategy Officer. "Combined with our certified complete inpatient EHR, we can now offer clients a seamless continuity of care between referring physicians and their community hospitals," added Camargo.
Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.
eCS Nimbo(TM), which met the requirements for Complete EHR Ambulatory, offers physicians the security and mobility of eCareSoft's technology coupled with a seamless integration of practice management, revenue cycle management, EMR, and e-prescribing. Nimbo delivers the industry's best return on investment for quickly achieving Meaningful Use objectives without the typical workflow disruptions.
"The need to leverage information technology in the healthcare industry is huge - as the quality of care and efficiency benefits that come with computerization can really make a difference in the overall patient experience. We're ready to help transform the industry by providing the sophisticated software testing services that ensure that vendors and hospitals are offering systems that are capable of meeting the meaningful use standards required to obtain incentive funds as well as the rich functionality required to move the clinical care needle forward," says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group. "We have been testing software for more than a decade and are ready to leverage our extensive experience handling sophisticated systems in complex industries as well as dealing with complicated technical issues such as interoperability and security."
This Complete EHR Ambulatory is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient,in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. eCareSoft, Inc, Certified 11/17/2011, eCS Nimbo Version 2.0, Certification ID #11172011?9383?5, Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0013, NQF0018, NQF0024, NQF0027, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0059, NQF0067, NQF0421
Additional software used: FTP
About eCareSoft, Inc.
eCareSoft is a market leader in advanced technology solutions for inpatient and ambulatory markets. eCareSoft provides hospitals and their affiliated networks with natively integrated EHR, clinical and financial solutions that are affordable, easy to use and quick to deploy. The company founders have a 15-year international history of providing secure, customizable solutions that advance the patient care process, reduce medical errors and drive profitability. The company's US headquarters is located in Austin, Texas with Latin America offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Victoria, Mexico. For more information about eCareSoft visit us online at http://www.ecaresoft.com
About Drummond Group
Drummond Group Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors and hospitals. As an Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors and hospitals to certify EHRs that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and modular EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to http://www.drummondgroup.com.
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MetaQuotes Software Corp. Announces the Release of the MetaTrader 4 Application for iOS Powered Devices
LIMASSOL, Cyprus, February 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
MetaQuotes Software Corp. [http://www.metaquotes.net ] has released the mobile version
of its popular MetaTrader 4 Trading Platform for iOS powered devices. This powerful online
trading Application is now available to all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch MetaTrader 4
traders. MetaTrader 4 already supports over 350 brokerage firms worldwide and soon to add
The well known capabilities of the MetaTrader 4 mobile platform for iOS powered
Devices will assist traders of all skill levels and experiences to trade Forex using an
arsenal of technical analysis tools, technical indicators and through the ease of use in
everyday activities. All these exciting features are available in the MetaTrader 4 iOS
"Online trading anytime and anywhere - a true mobility is now available with the
MetaTrader 4 iOS Application," Gaies Chreis, the company's COO, says. "Our users have long
waited for the mobile version of the program for iOS powered devices. We've done our best
to provide a high-quality tool for mobile Forex trading, which will become an
The MetaTrader 4 trading platform [http://www.metatrader4.com ] has been designed to
work with PDAs and Mobile Smartphones. Both editions, developed for Microsoft Windows
Pocket PC and Windows Mobile, have proved extremely popular. For this reason the company
decided to extend the availability of such mobile applications as per current smartphone
market trends, with the development of iOS mobile Applications and soon to follow
MetaTrader 4 Android Application. MetaTrader 4 iOS Application is the first step in this
About the company
MetaQuotes Software Corp. is a professional development company of software
applications for financial markets. With more than a decade of experience, the company is
currently a market leader providing one of the best trading software for Forex. The
company's MetaTrader 4 trading platform is the world's most popular Forex trading
Source: MetaQuotes Software Corp.
Contacts: Press Service of MetaQuotes Software Corp., E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, +357-25875134
Populis Launches in Brazil: Online Media Pioneer Expands European Content Empire to South America With Acquisition of Cidade Internet
LONDON, February 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Populis, Europe's largest online vertical media publisher, has today announced the
acquisition of one of Brazil's most well known web portals, Cidade Internet
[http://www.cidadeinternet.com.br ], for an undisclosed sum, firmly establishing its
position as a pioneer in Brazil's booming content production sector ( http://www.cidadeinternet.com.br).
The acquisition, which strengthens the media group's global reach with two additional
offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and will include an additional staff of 30 by
year end, is a strategic move to increase market share in Brazil, where Populis
[http://www.populis.com ] already generates over 2.6 million unique monthly users and 10
million pageviews via its Blogo network.
Together with a burgeoning online population spending $6.5 billion in 2010 and growing
40% year on year, the online advertising sector in Brazil has become one of the most
interesting globally, in particular since the country overtook the UK as the world's 6th
largest economy at the end of 2011.
Cidade Internet is one of Brazil's oldest web portals, providing information,
entertainment and web services to its users for over 12 years and provides Populis with a
perfect platform on which to build premium vertical content offerings on a growing network
already attracting 120 million pageviews and over 30 million visits a month.
Populis now owns and operates over 600 websites through its media brands Excite
Europe, Blogo, Blogosfere, and Cidade Internet as well as 700,000 websites in the mokono
network. The properties collectively drive over 35 million monthly unique users keen to
engage with its dynamic content totalling over 35,000 items every month.
"We are very excited by the acquisition of Cidade Internet in Brazil," says Luca
Ascani, Co Founder and Chairman of Populis. "The country's economy is bucking the global
recession trend and the population of 195 million provides a huge domestic marketplace
with spending power. We will be investing significantly into our Brazilian operations
during the coming year and expect the market to quickly become a key revenue stream for
"Brazil is experiencing tremendous growth and the population is excited by the
opportunities offered by the digital economy. It is the right time to open operations in a
growth market and we are delighted to become part of Populis. The acquisition provides the
group with a key asset in South America, and by integrating Cidade Internet fully under
the Populis umbrella, we benefit from unrivalled digital publishing expertise - both in
content production, distribution and monetisation," said Rodrigo Tigre, Country Manager
Brazil, Populis, who joined the Group from the digital media company Bolsa de Mulher.
Cidade Internet will be fully integrated into Blogo, Europe's leading vertical content
network, and will provide a single entry point to the vibrant professional blogs and
websites within the whole network. Investments into content production and an expert sales
team will continue throughout 2012.
Populis is one of Europe's fastest growing digital media companies (GP Bullhound Media
Momentum Awards 2010, 2011) and European leader in the production of multilingual vertical
content. Populis crowdsources, distributes and monetizes over 35,000 items of compelling
content in 8 languages per month for a vibrant network of 600 fully owned and operated
blogs, websites and web portals including Excite Europe, Blogo, Blogosfere and Cidade
Internet and over 700,000 sites in the mokono network.
Populis is a pan-European company with a team of over 150 working across offices in
Ireland, Italy, Germany and Brazil; active in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy,
Spain, Sweden, US, Australia, Russia and Brazil.
- eZ Systems releases new eZ Publish Cloud Edition with the support of Ixonos
The demand for flexible and reliable cloud solutions in the area of content management
will continue its steady rise in 2012. The Norwegian software vendor eZ Systems
(http://www.ez.no) is keeping up with the trend: eZ Systems, in cooperation with the
Finland-based cloud solutions provider Ixonos (http://www.ixonos.com), begins
distributing the cloud edition of its award-winning open source web content management
platform eZ Publish by the 1st of February 2012, and adds the new eZ Publish Cloud to its
range of products. eZ Publish Cloud enables customers and eZ Service Partners to
automatically receive the cloud resources they require, such as the necessary
frontend-servers, depending on their needs and their user traffic. This way, eZ Systems
and Ixonos will be able to offer customised cloud-based content management solutions to
The upcoming cloud edition is based on the most recent release of eZ Publish
Enterprise. With the support of Ixonos Elastic Cloud, running on top of Red Hat Cloud
(http://www.redhat.com), eZ Systems will be able to offer customers of the Cloud
Edition the same level of quality and support they know from eZ Publish Enterprise. It
includes service, assistance during the implementation and updates on a regular basis.
This way, eZ Systems ensures stability of its product while continuing innovation. The
international eZ Partners network offers its customers high quality options to carry out
projects in time and in budget. The eZ Service Partners assist customers in all important
aspects, such as implementation, consulting and support. Via the integrated eZ Market,
users are able to enhance their content management requirements with several certified
apps, extensions or connectors.
CEO Gabriele Viebach is confident that the collaboration with Ixonos is most
promising: "We are glad to have gained a service-oriented partner with Ixonos, which has
many years of experience in the areas of cloud and hosting services as well as software
development. Their extensive multichannel expertise and state-of-the-art data processing
centre complete the excellent company profile. Together, we are able to offer our
customers a high degree of service and support."
Teppo Kuisma, head of Ixonos' Online Solutions business unit agrees: "We are looking
forward to collaborating with eZ Systems, which is a world leading provider of open source
content management solutions. Working together to provide enterprise content management
from the cloud, we will ease and speed up the implementation and use of these services to
eZ Systems' customers, Service Partners and developers alike."
About eZ Systems:
Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, the award winning Open
Source Web Content Management Platform, run by more than 250,000 installations in over 160
countries. eZ empowers digital business with a platform that not only enables
organizations to manage content across multiple sites in many languages but also ensures
that the information is delivered regardless of the channel. The result - right content,
right time, right experience. The core element of the product is based on the open source
paradigm enriched by enterprise services and completed by the eZ market offerings,
resulting into enterprise grade subscription offerings with high-quality assurance,
software maintenance and support services.
eZ Systems is trusted by well-known brands worldwide across a wide range of
industries. Its customers include: CNBC, T-Mobile, France Telecom, Orange, BPCE,
Clearchannel, Random House, EMI Music, Lagardere Active, Financial Times, Wall Street
Journal Asia, UBM, Oslo Stock Exchange, Harvard University and MIT, United States Navy and
French Ministry of Defense.
Ixonos (http://www.ixonos.com) is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop
wireless technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services.
Together with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers
enjoy inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer
companies by enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their
devices and services. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great
Britain, Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
Ltd. In 2010, the company's turnover was 84.9 million euros and its operating profit was
5.3 million euros.
Additional information: eZ Systems Headquarters, Klostergata 30, N-3732 Skien, Norway,
Tel. +47-35587020, email: email@example.com, Web: http://www.ez.no
Ixonos marrieseZ Systems' World-Leading Content Management Solution With its own Red Hat Certified Cloud
HELSINKI, February 7, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Ixonos [http://www.ixonos.com ], a creative mobile solutions company and Finnish cloud
solution provider, has made a deal with Norwegian web content management (WCM) and
customer experience management (CXM) provider eZ Systems [http://ez.no ] to build a
flexible and reliable cloud solution. The Ixonos-enabled eZ Publish Cloud helps turn eZ's
award-winning open source web content management platform eZ Publish into a customised
Ixonos launched an open and secure enterprise cloud solution called Ixonos Elastic
Cloud(TM) in May 2011. It is the first Red Hat [http://www.redhat.com ] certified cloud in
the Nordic countries, which means it is particularly well suited for the numerous
enterprise customers already running their applications in Red Hat Linux environments. "At
Ixonos, we are focused on providing continuous innovation in the development of our cloud
resources, which are based in our own state-of-the-art data centres", says Janne Luntta,
head of Cloud & Hosting Services at Ixonos.
Forming the basis of eZ Publish Cloud, Ixonos Elastic Cloud allows eZ customers to
benefit from guaranteed platform stability as well as a high degree of service and
support. Ixonos offers seamless migration from on-premise data centres to the cloud as
well as service levels and cloud resources that can be easily adjusted to customer needs.
By pre-packaging five different levels of cloud services, eZ allows its Publish Cloud
customers to enjoy hassle-free service instead of each of them having to configure
resource capacity and hosting separately, tasks which are often time-consuming and
eZ customers also get a chance to enjoy various customisable cloud products Ixonos has
developed in-house: the white-label boutique app-store platform Ixonos Experience
Store(TM) and the City Online(TM) municipal e-government services will be made available
also via the eZ Market. "The new deal with eZ Systems, a world-leading provider of open
source content management solutions, means we can now offer our own cloud customers a
hefty, globally capable web content management platform developed by the number one open
source WCM provider," says Teppo Kuisma, head of Online Solutions at Ixonos. "I trust this
will attract Internet service vendors and various other companies who wish to build their
business models in the cloud," he adds.
Gabriele Viebach, Group CEO at eZ Systems, comments on the collaboration with Ixonos:
"We are glad to have gained as service-oriented a partner as Ixonos. They have many years
of experience in the areas of cloud and hosting services and software development.
Together, we are able to offer our customers a high degree of service and support."
Ixonos believes that building business on top of the cloud is a great opportunity for
companies operating in accordance with open source business models as well as for any
customer developing new services for global or domestic markets with tight time-to-market
demands. Ixonos offers to manage troublesome hosting issues flexibly, reliably and
cost-efficiently, enabling customer companies to concentrate on running their core
business, developing their services and serving their own customers better.
About Ixonos: Ixonos is a creative mobile solutions company. We develop wireless
technologies, software and solutions for connected devices and mobile services. Together
with our corporate customers, we design products and services that let consumers enjoy
inspiring mobile experiences. We enhance the competitiveness of our customer companies by
enabling superior user experiences as well as faster time-to-market for their devices and
services. We have offices in Finland, China, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain,
Slovakia, South Korea and the U.S. Ixonos Plc is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. In
2010, the company's turnover was 84.9 million euros and its operating profit was 5.3
About eZ Systems: Founded in 1999, eZ Systems is the creator of eZ Publish, the award
winning Open Source Web Content Management Platform, run by more than 250,000
installations in over 160 countries. eZ empowers digital business with a platform that not
only enables organizations to manage content across multiple sites in many languages but
also ensures that the information is delivered regardless of the channel. The result -
right content, right time, right experience. The core element of the product is based on
the open source paradigm enriched by enterprise services and completed by the eZmarket
offerings, resulting into enterprise grade subscription offerings with high-quality
assurance, software maintenance and support services.
eZ Systems is trusted by well-known brands worldwide across a wide range of
industries. Its customers include: CNBC, T-Mobile, France Telecom, Orange, BPCE,
Clearchannel, Random House, EMI Music, Lagardere Active, Financial Times, Wall Street
Journal Asia, UBM, Oslo Stock Exchange, Harvard University and MIT, United States Navy and
French Ministry of Defense.
For more information, please contact:
- Teppo Kuisma, head of Online Solutions, Ixonos, tel. +358-50-581-4075,
- Janne Luntta, head of Cloud & Hosting Services, Ixonos, tel. +358-40-591-3517,
FAA AIXM 5 Viewer Based on Luciad Technology, Available Now
WASHINGTON, February 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Luciad, the worldwide leader in high performance visualization for Geospatial
Situational Awareness applications is pleased to announce the availability of the FAA AIXM
The AIXM 5 Viewer is an application developed by Luciad for the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA). Access to the AIXM Viewer is available for AIXM Forum members. AIXM
Forum membership is free and open to all stakeholders.
The AIXM 5 viewer offers a solution for rapidly visualizing AIXM 5.0 and AIXM 5.1
data. The intuitive easy to use interface combined with a web-based one-click installation
process, enables the AIXM 5 Viewer users to efficiently view, manage and distribute
Aeronautical Information Services data. The application provides a baseline reference to
validate that the available data is compliant with the AIXM 5 standard.
The AIXM 5 Viewer, developed with LuciadMap and Lucy, is the first intuitive graphical
capability to accurately display geo-referenced AIXM 5.1 data in 2D & 3D: "Users can see
the AIXM 5 data mapped onto a virtual earth; they can customize the visualization and
easily navigate through the wide set of properties of AIXM 5 features."
"The AIXM 5 Viewer presents the AIXM 5.1 data in 2D, as well as in 3D, which is very
valuable for visualizing complex Airspace aggregations," said Eddy Porosnicu, Senior AIM
Specialist at Eurocontrol. "In addition, it offers a timeline for analyzing the changes
introduced by Digital NOTAM data, and all of this in a simple and crisp user interface.
The built-in validation tool is very useful for checking the correctness of AIXM 5.1 data
output from different systems. The AIXM 5 Viewer has the potential to boost the AIXM 5.1
"The FAA AIXM 5 Viewer provides users worldwide with all the capabilities needed to
quickly visualize and understand AIXM 5 data," said Lode Missiaen, CEO Luciad Inc. "The
application is developed with Luciad technology and offers a viewer with high performance
and high precision, and with full support for AIXM 5 data including Digital Notams."
Luciad is the supplier of choice for leading Systems Integrators, at both the National
and International level, for their Situational Awareness applications in mission-critical
C4ISR and ATC/ATM systems.
Luciad's International customer base includes AENA, Belgocontrol, Boeing, Cassidian,
DFS, EADS, ENAV, EUROCONTROL, FAA, Frequentis, Lockheed Martin, LVNL, NATO, NATS,
NavCanada, NLR, Saab, SAIC, Sagem, STNA, Thales and Thales Raytheon Systems. http://www.luciad.com
HopeLine® from Verizon Presents Financial Grant to Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (RCSN)
The Grant Will Help Expand Community Programs and Workshops That Serve Victims of Domestic Violence and Their Families
WARREN, N.J., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, provider of the nation's largest 4G LTE network, announced that the company has donated $7,500 to Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (RCSN) through HopeLine® from Verizon. RCSN works with New York families throughout the five boroughs who have children with disabilities and other special needs to help them understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
"We are very grateful for the grant from HopeLine from Verizon," said Rachel Howard, Executive Director of RCSN. "It will allow us to expand our current educational programs and ensure that more NYC families affected by domestic violence have the chance to heal and grow together."
RCSN has been providing information, direct assistance, and training to families and children with special needs, birth through age 26, in New York City for almost 30 years. A federally recognized Parent Training and Information Center, and the lead organization for the New York State (NYS) Special Education Parent Centers for the Bronx and Manhattan, RCSN works to improve outcomes for all young people and to help parents develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to advocate for their children and obtain appropriate educational services. Additionally, RCSN helps to promote bright futures for students with special needs through positive behavior support, appropriate planning, and prevention of disconnection from school and community supports.
"RCSN has such a unique program that really makes a difference for a lot of families in the New York area," said Pat Devlin, president of the New York Metro Region for Verizon Wireless. "We're happy to support a great advocacy program like this one that helps families both in their community and in schools. We hope that our donation will continue to help their program grow."
Verizon is committed to preventing and raising awareness about domestic violence through its efforts throughout communities. Through HopeLine, Verizon collects used cell phones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and pre-paid wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors. Verizon was the first wireless carrier in the nation to collect and recycle old cell phones, and has done so on behalf of survivors of domestic violence since January 1999 - first in New York and then across the U.S.
In addition, proceeds from HopeLine fund a variety of innovative programs. For example, HopeLine recently awarded grants to provide for: the printing of training documents that assist employers in recognizing and addressing the threat of domestic violence in the workplace; video technology that allows domestic violence's youngest victims, children, to participate in legal proceedings from a safe environment; and startup funding for entrepreneurial survivors of domestic violence attempting to establish small businesses and economic stability.
About Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc.
Resources for Children with Special Needs (RCSN) is New York City's only independent nonprofit organization that works for families and children with all special needs, across all boroughs, to understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 108.7 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Rokform® Introduces New CNC Machined Rokbed(TM) v3 Tripod Adapter
Mounts your iPhone 4/4s v3 case to most tripods
SANTA ANA, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rokform® LLC award winning design, engineering and manufacturing company of the finest quality accessories for iPhone and iPad is proud to offer its new Rokpod aluminum case for the 4th generation iPod Touch. The brand new Made in USA cases are available for purchase now at http://www.rokform.com.
"The popularity of the Rokform® aluminum Rokbed(TM) v3 Tripod Adapter has exceeded our expectations and the customer feedback has been amazing," said Craig Erion, President of Rokform®. "The new Rokbed(TM) v3 Tripod Adapter gives our customers a unique option to go along with our versatile v3 case."
The Rokform® v3 Tripod Adapter is CNC machined from 6061 T-6 aircraft grade aluminum and has a standard 1/4-20 thread to mount onto any tripod. It can be used to mount iPhone in either landscape or portrait mode. It's the perfect companion for traveling to take pictures or video of the whole family!
Tripod Adapter Highlights:
-- Machined from Billet 6061 T-6 Aluminum
-- Standard 1/4-20 thread fits all tripods
-- Beveled relief eliminates vignette
-- Can be used to mount phone in landscape or portrait mode
-- Designed compact to travel with you
-- Designed, engineered and made in the USA
New from Rokform® LLC is the Rokbed(TM) v3 Tripod Adapter. Made from a solid block of CNC machined 6061 T-6 aluminum and anodized in black; this one-of-a-kind adapter is sure to please even the most discriminating user. Each adapter is hand assembled, inspected, and then laser-etched.
At Rokform LLC you can order with confidence because we stand behind our products and customers 100%. If you are not completely satisfied with the fit and or performance of your v3 Tripod Adapter, or any Rokform product for that matter, you can return it for a full refund.
Rokform® LLC was founded by the owners of Two Brothers Racing® Inc. one of the world's premier aftermarket manufacturers for the powersports industry. The company principals have taken what they have learned as a leader in the powersports industry and have applied it to Rokform®. Launched in January 2011 Rokform® has quickly established itself in the industry by manufacturing uniquely designed and engineered products for the iPhone and iPad. Rokform® products include Billet Aluminum and Polycarbonate Cases, Screen Protectors, Lanyards and Stands.
Fellowship of Catholic University Students Launches Free Mobile App With Faith Formation, Evangelization Tools
DENVER, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), a fast-growing college campus outreach with a presence at nearly 60 universities in the U.S. has announced that it has launched a new mobile application, FOCUS Equip.
Building on the launch of its new website initiative, http://www.FOCUSEquip.org, the FOCUS Equip mobile app is a one-of-a-kind Catholic application that gives users access to Catholic resources that can be used for evangelization, personal formation, Bible study leadership, and discipleship.
"The goal of FOCUS Equip is to provide dynamic resources for college students, FOCUS student leaders and missionaries so they can continue to thrive in the faith and reach out to friends and family with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ and His Church," said Kevin Cotter, director of FOCUS Equip. "This mobile application takes this goal to the next level by meeting students where they are and providing the resources right on their mobile device. While our resources are targeted to students on FOCUS campuses, they can also be helpful to all Catholics for use in their parish, with their families, or wherever they might need it."
The FOCUS Equip mobile application includes:
-- Electronic Bible studies
-- How-to articles on practical evangelization, discipleship, and leading a
-- Video and audio talks that can be used for evangelization or personal
The FOCUS Equip mobile application can be downloaded for free on iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms. Search "focusequip" in a mobile application store to find the app. http://www.FOCUSEquip.org and the FOCUS Equip mobile app will be continually updated. FOCUS Equip can be found on Twitter at http://twitter.com/focusequip or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FOCUSequip.
FOCUS is a national outreach that invites college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, inspiring and equipping them for a lifetime of Christ-centered evangelization, discipleship and friendships in which they lead others to do the same. http://www.focus.org.
CONTACT: Jeremy Rivera, FOCUS, +1-303-551-7388, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friskies® Plus(TM) Playhouse: The Ultimate Cat Pad
Friskies® Goes Live with Custom-Built Sensory Experience for Rescue Cats
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Imagine a colorful, one-of-a-kind residence complete with a built-in pond, custom aquarium and touch screen floor. It's an indoor playground - with a twist: the residents are cats.
Starting today, Friskies® hosts 10 cats for two weeks in the Friskies® Plus(TM) Playhouse, the ultimate play space for cats, broadcast live daily on the Friskies Facebook page. The Playhouse offers the Friskies Facebook community unique interactive opportunities to tune in, interact with the cats, and help create the imaginative environment.
"Friskies is always looking for new ways to enhance play experiences for cats," says Alison Coburn, assistant brand manager for Friskies. "We're asking our Friskies Facebook community to join us in this one-of-a-kind engagement opportunity to help create a space as amazing as the cats that will live there for the next two weeks. They can tune in daily to see how the cats respond to their choices in real-time, and find new inspiration for play with their own cats. And we hope they'll be inspired to help ensure these cats and many more find forever homes."
The 10 cats living in the two-room Friskies Plus Playhouse are part of the MeoowzResQ network of foster cats available for adoption. MeoowzResQ is a non-profit cat rescue and adoption organization serving the Orange County region of Southern California. MeoowzResQ is part of the Adopt-a-Pet.com network of animal rescue and adoption organizations. MeoowzResQ helps find permanent homes for hundreds of cats each year.
The participating cats were selected based on a variety of factors, including personality and age. The Playhouse features are based on maximizing opportunities for cat play.
Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and cat behavior expert Pam Johnson-Bennett worked with Friskies to help recommend design themes and elements for the Playhouse cats.
"Cats are high sensory animals," says Johnson-Bennett. "Friskies has created a play space inspired by cats' imaginations and natural curiosity and discovery. It's designed to enhance their daily sensory experiences by incorporating texture, light, movements, heights and many details."
The feline housemates will enjoy a large built-in aquarium, touch floor to play Friskies® Games for Cats and many unique climbing spaces. Each day "extras," or new engagement features, will be added to the Playhouse based on input from the Friskies Facebook community. Extras up for vote may include a large climbing tree, tunnel system and bubble machine. Final decisions will depend on Facebook community votes.
Friskies is working with television production company Zodiak USA to produce the Playhouse program. Anyone who visits the Friskies Facebook page may watch the cats in the Playhouse live from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST/noon to 3 p.m. PST, every day, February 6 through February 19. If consumers miss the live window or just want to see more, they may visit the Friskies YouTube channel to watch daily highlights and recap videos.
The Friskies Facebook community gets to play too: in addition to helping choose new extras to add to the Playhouse and watching the cats; consumers may interact with the cats. The Friskies Plus Play Live feature offers three mechanical toys for users to select to operate four fully movable and zoomable cameras. Friskies Plus Play Live gives fans the ability to "play" with real cats in real time. It's a modified version of iPet Companion, created by AliceVISION(TM), which says its free app boosts adoptions, donations and sponsorships in pet rescue and adoption shelters worldwide. The Friskies Plus Play Live feature will be active on Friskies Facebook page during the Playhouse daily broadcast from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST/noon to 3 p.m. PST daily February 6 through February 19.
Friskies® offers a complete line of great-tasting cat foods, including more than 60 wet, dry and treat varieties that help cats enjoy multiple sensory experiences. Friskies® Plus(TM) wet cat food is available nationwide in six varieties. Friskies Plus helps support clear, healthy vision; a healthy immune system; and a healthy skin and coat and provides 100 percent complete and balanced nutrition for cats of all ages. It's everything your cat loves about Friskies, plus a little more.
Friskies is manufactured by Nestle Purina PetCare, a global leader in the pet care industry. Nestle Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. The North American headquarters for Nestle Purina PetCare is located at Checkerboard Square in St. Louis, Mo. Nestle Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A. - the world's largest food company.
Since 2001 MeoowzResQ has been rescuing unwanted cats andkittens saved from shelters throughout California. In 2009 MeoowzResQ was designated as a 501(c )(3)non-profit rescue and has over 100 volunteers with over 300 foster kittens and cats in their fostering system. In 2011 they placed over 1,500 cats and kittens into new homes. The rescue supplies all medical treatment, food, litter and miscellaneous supplies to their fosters. MeoowzResQ supports such a system by relying on donations from adoptions, fundraisers, private donations and partner vets.
New 30-inch French Door Refrigerators From KitchenAid: Compact With Premium Features
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Those with less space but a big yearning for the premium features and styling generally found only in larger refrigerators will appreciate the latest 30-inch French door model from KitchenAid. Offering everything from improved food preservation capabilities and LED lighting to design details that maximize interior space, this latest model represents a step up from the usual top-freezer versions that are often the only choice for smaller kitchens.
"Our new French door refrigerator delivers the high-end features and performance that cooks expect from the KitchenAid brand in a size that works in smaller spaces," notes Beth Robinson, senior manager of brand experience for KitchenAid.
One such feature is a FreshFlow(TM) Produce Preserver designed to keep favorite ingredients fresher longer. Located inside the large humidity controlled crisper drawer, a cartridge helps delay over-ripening of produce up to 25% by absorbing the ethylene gas naturally emitted by some fruits and vegetables like apples, blueberries, grapes and onions. A FreshChill(TM) Temperature Management System uses a thermostat in the refrigerator, together with an evaporator fan that circulates air throughout the refrigerator and freezer to help regulate temperatures and maintain freshness. A full width pantry with its own FreshChill(TM) Temperature Control keeps a variety of foods in optimum storage conditions.
Thoughtful features that help maximize interior space include a FreshVue(TM) Door Bin for storing produce or other items inside the refrigerator door along with a strategically located single-hand interior water dispenser for easily accessing filtered water. Full-width and split slide-away SpillClean(TM) glass shelves for containing spills are easily adjusted to accommodate everything from tall carafes to finished desserts. ClearVue(TM) LED Theater Lighting gradually increases in intensity to help maximize visibility while creating less heat and enhancing energy efficiency. In addition to being ENERGY STAR® qualified, this model offers a Star K Certified Sabbath mode with a Max Cool feature that ensures temperatures are maintained and food stays cold during high use and when Sabbath Mode is engaged.
"French door configurations - offering food at eye level, energy efficiency and the convenience of opening just one side to grab frequently used items - continue to grow in popularity," says Robinson. "We're excited to add this conveniently sized model to the KitchenAid French door refrigerator collection."
The 30-inch French door refrigerator will be available in black, white and monochromatic stainless steel with an Apollo Grey Cabinet at manufacturer's suggested retail prices ranging from $1,699 to $1,799 depending on the color.
Since the introduction of its legendary stand mixer in 1919 and first dishwasher in 1949, KitchenAid has built on the legacy of these icons to create a complete line of products designed for cooks. Today, the KitchenAid brand offers virtually every essential for the well-equipped kitchen with a collection that includes everything from countertop appliances to cookware, ranges to refrigerators, and whisks to wine cellars. Cook for the Cure®, the brand's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, is now in its eleventh year and has raised over $8 million to help find a cure for breast cancer. To learn why chefs choose KitchenAid for their homes more than any other brand*, visit http://www.KitchenAid.com or join us at http://facebook.com/KitchenAid and http://twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.
* Based on a 2010 survey, KitchenAid was found to be the home kitchen appliance brand chosen most often by members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
In-Depth, Hands-On Reviews of Leading Cloud Storage Including SugarSync, Dropbox and JustCloud
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NextAdvisor.com, a leading consumer and small business information web site, today announced the launch of its new cloud storage category, providing in-depth, independent reviews and comparisons of the best cloud storage services. NextAdvisor's editors tried out seven different services to determine which provided the best value and what users can expect from each.
Cloud Storage services ensure that your files are not only stored remotely and are available to you anywhere from any device with an Internet connection, but they can sync these files across all of your devices, making sure that you have the most up-to-date edits and information possible no matter where you are. Cloud storage also allows you to easily share files with family, friends or co-workers.
"More and more, people are looking to the cloud to keep their important files both safe and easily accessible no matter where they are or what device they are using," said NextAdvisor.com's President, Erik Larson. "As Internet-connected devices, such as tablets and smartphones, continue to proliferate, we believe cloud storage services will play in increasingly important role in how people store, access and share their important information."
As with all of NextAdvisor's reviews, there were many factors that went into each service's overall ratings. The reviewers signed up for each cloud storage service and used them as a consumer would. They ran online backup routines, synced files across multiple computers, which included Macs as well as PCs, edited documents to test update times, accessed files over each service's web interface, and tried out mobile apps where applicable. The services were scored on everything from how many devices they sync and how much storage space is allowed to how intuitive and user-friendly the interfaces are. "We also took into account how good of a value each service was," said Larson. "We want to inform consumers on where they can get the most bang for their buck."
Though cloud storage has a lot in common with online backup services, which NextAdvisor has already reviewed, it boasts other features that people will love and find extremely useful. "The leading online backup services are designed to run in the background and store your files in the cloud for recovery in case of hard drive failure or theft. Cloud storage services also store your files safely and securely in the cloud, but they are designed to make the files easily accessible and shareable," says Larson. "In addition to ease of access and sharing, cloud storage offers the ability to sync files across multiple devices, ensuring users have the most up-to-date files at all times."
The cloud storage services that NextAdvisor.com editors reviewed include SugarSync, JustCloud, ZipCloud, SpiderOak, MyPCBackup, LiveDrive and Dropbox. "With all of the cloud storage services out there, it can be hard for consumers to choose which one works best for them," says Larson. "We want to make it easier for them by providing a hands-on and informed opinion so people can find the option that provides them the best value."
NextAdvisor.com provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers and a clear explanation of each service and how it works. The company currently reviews, compares and explains many different types of services including credit cards, credit report monitoring, identity theft protection, diet plans, voice over IP, online dating, online backup, Internet security software, internet fax and web hosting.
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New Consumer Products Web Site Launched: LarrysBestDeals.com
STUART, Iowa, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Iowa-based e-commerce affiliation Web site, http://www.LarrysBestDeals.com, introduced its new online store today, displaying hundreds of consumer products.
LarrysBestDeals.com, which operates as an affiliate retail Web site, recommends hundreds of products after sorting through affiliate partners' e-commerce Web sites. The site chooses its selection of products based on price, quality and customer reviews.
Founder of LarrysBestDeals.com, Larry Schwinger, said, "Online shopping has always been easy, because it saves people the time and money associated with going to the mall. But with so many new e-commerce sites on the Web today, and so many products available, shopping online now takes times. We've created one destination for all the best products."
Product categories on LarrysBestDeals.com include apparel, automotive, baby, beauty, books, consumer electronics, grocery, health & personal care, home & garden, jewelry, magazines, music, outdoor, sporting goods and much more. New products and product categories are added to the Web site routinely.
Customer service representatives are available through the affiliate partners' Web sites to assist with ordering or inquiries. For more information on LarrysBestDeals.com, and its online shopping mall, visit http://www.LarrysBestDeals.com.
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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- FEARnet.com, the web's #1 genre site, will hand out "Tainted Love" this Valentine's Day. Starting today through February 15, 2012 at 5 p.m. PT, movie fans that hate the sight of colorful heart-shaped candy expressing romantic sentiments, and prefer dead roses to long stem red ones, will find FEARnet has the solution to what ails them with its latest sweepstakes.
The "Tainted Love" prize pack that will have even Cupid celebrating the dark side of Valentine's Day includes:
-- Sony Bloggie Touch Camera
-- iTunes Gift Card
-- "Drag Me to Hell" DVD
-- "Jennifer's Body" DVD
-- "Let Me In" DVD
-- "Let The Right One In" DVD
-- "What Lies Beneath" DVD
-- "Supernatural" Season 1 DVD
-- "A Perfect Getaway" DVD
-- DL & Co. 7 Deadly Sins Candle Set
-- FEARnet Swag
Fans can enter the "Tainted Love" Sweepstakes starting today through February 15, 2012 at: http://www.fearnet.com/holidaysweepstakes. It is open to all residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older. One entry per person per email address per day will be allowed.
The "Tainted Love" Sweepstakes is the latest addition to the list of amazing sweepstakes featured on FEARnet.com. FEARnet also recently gave fans chances to win amazing prize packs with its Friday the 13th Sweepstakes, Holiday Sweepstakes, and its trip giveaways to four of America's most haunted cities including New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
FEARnet is the premier cable television channel for fans of horror, thriller and suspense entertainment. Featuring original series and movies, its unrivaled modern horror library unites Sony Pictures Television (SPT: US), Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the two top studios producing and distributing the genre, and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) (NASDAQ: CMCSK), the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. FEARnet is also available online at FEARnet.com and On Demand.
FEARnet launched its traditional cable channel October 31, 2010 and is available on Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, and other MSOs. The channel provides more than 300 movies a year including regularly scheduled world, broadcast and network premieres, as well as new series, and original interstitial content, and is offered in both standard and high-definition. FEARnet On Demand has generated over 600 MM views, is the #1 Free Movie VOD network, and is available on AT&T U-Verse, Bresnan, Comcast, Cox Communications, Guadalupe Valley Systems, Insight Communications, Time Warner, Verizon FiOS, Wyandotte Municipal Services, and others. FEARnet.com, the web's #1 site for genre fans, has over 270K registered users and PC Magazine named it among "The 15 Best Websites for Movie Fans" where users can explore the world of genre entertainment on a visually arresting video-rich environment packed with movies, news, interactive community features and fresh original content.
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BIO Channel's BIO.com Celebrates Black History Month
NEW MINI BIOGRAPHY VIDEOS, PHOTO GALLERIES AND SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES WITH GETGLUE AND FACEBOOK WILL KICK OFF FEBRUARY
NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off its best month ever with over 5mm unique visitors in January, BIO.com, the official site of the BIO Channel, is celebrating Black History Month with all new mini bio videos of notable African Americans and hundreds of new photos and biographies of fascinating icons from the past and present. For the month of February, BIO and GetGlue.com invite visitors to celebrate these icons by checking-in to "BIO Black History on GetGlue" daily where they can unlock 29 notable icon stickers, a Black History Fact of the Day, mini bio videos and BIO Black History Shop discounts.
Known for its critically acclaimed video biographies, BIO has added a brand new collection of mini-biography videos about famous names in sports bringing its total number of Black History mini biography videos to over 40. New additions such as Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Magic Johnson and Serena Williams join popular mini biographies of a wide array of notables such as Rosa Parks, Jimi Hendrix, Dorothy Dandridge, Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Sidney Poitier and Michelle Obama.
Among the wealth of new additions in honor of Black History Month, BIO has expanded its renowned photo gallery collection with 16 additional galleries of iconic figures such as Billie Holiday and Etta James. Galleries are curated in entertaining and informative groupings such as Famous Lookalikes like Queen Latifah and Zora Neal Hurston, African-American Expats like Langston Hughes and Nina Simone, and Million Dollar Idea Makers like Russell Simmons, co-founder of Def Jams and Lonnie Johnson, inventor of the Super Soaker.
BIO has includedover 500 famous figures in its Black History Groups, a dedicated section of BIO.com that illuminates the connections between notable people based on biographical characteristics such as first name, birth date, college, occupation, and nationality. Some notable African American Groups include famous black activists like Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks and Medgar Evers, famous black scientists like Mae Jemison and George Washington Carver, black writers such as Toni Morrison and James Baldwin, and famous entertainers.
BIO Classroom, the educational hub of BIO.com http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom offers teachers and students an in depth, free resource for study guides, activities and discussion topics on famous African Americans. Interactive tours invite visitors inside the famous Apollo Theater, while the Interactive Timeline lets users click on images and video of historical events and offers quizzes, and fast facts, to round out the experience.
Since the BIO.com relaunch in September 2011, traffic to the site has doubled, with a 112% overall increase in unique visitors. In addition to its record-breaking 5mm uniques, January was also BIO.com's best month on record for visits and page views, capturing 6.1 million visits and 7.1 million page views.
About A+E Networks Digital Media
A+E Networks Digital Media, a division of A&E Television Networks, LLC, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including History, Lifetime, A&E, Biography, Lifetime Moms and Roiworld. More than 20 million unique visitors per month engage with the company's digital brands across 14 properties, and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.
BIO.com offers more than 6,000 profiles of notable people through the ages with comprehensive text biographies supplemented by components including Quick Facts, Best Known For, Video, Photos, Quotes and more. Video biographies include more than 150 full episodes of the Emmy® award-winning documentary series on people as diverse as Abraham Lincoln, Vincent Van Gogh, Mark Twain, Barack Obama and Kate Middleton, and more than 200 "mini" video bios. With a highly active and engaged Facebook community of over 245K fans and an ever-growing Twitter presence, BIO is social and shareable.
At BIO, we prove that the truth about people is always more entertaining than fiction. BIO is about real people and their real lives: up close and personal, gritty and provocative, always unfiltered. BIO original series uncover the real drama in people stories: everyday situations with a twist; celebrities going off-script; people-centric crime stories and paranormal events. In addition to being the exclusive home to the Emmy-Award winning "Biography®" series, the dynamic blend of original and acquired series on BIO includes "I Survived...," "Celebrity Ghost Stories," and "Psychic Investigators". The 24-hour network is now available in more than 55 million households.
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Moore College of Art & Design Announces iPad 2 Initiative for New BFA Students
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moore College of Art & Design announces an exciting new initiative that will transform the learning experience for new BFA students entering in the fall of 2012. Each new student will be given an Apple® iPad® 2. Pre-populated apps selected to support the visual art and design education at Moore will come loaded and ready for students to use in their classes.
"Faculty at Moore are committed to educating students for contemporary careers in art and design," says Academic Dean Dona Lantz. "The iPad 2 will be a pivotal learning tool in the new Foundation curriculum where the integration of digital media and tools will be taught and used in tandem with traditional drawing and design media."
"We are proud to be the first art and design college to partner with Apple to provide iPad devices to all new BFA students," says Moore President Happy Craven Fernandez. "This is an exciting opportunity to increase interactivity within the classroom and Moore community."
Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine bachelor of fine arts degrees for women. Moore also offers three coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, continuing education programs for professional adults, the 85-year-old acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit http://www.moore.edu.