TheVideoEnterprise.com Debuts With Big-Picture Perspectives on Videoconferencing
New online community will showcase innovative ways businesses use videoconferencing to communicate, collaborate, market, and excel
NEW YORK, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM DeusM and UBM TechWeb launched their newest online community today, The Video Enterprise, as a resource and gathering place for IT and business professionals who use, build, manage, or are considering videoconferencing technologies.
Ashley Daley was named editor in chief of the new site. Daley is an experienced broadcast journalist who's had a video camera in her hand since grade school. She will lead the site's active blogosphere, message boards, live chat activities, and video posts.
"Today's videoconferencing technologies are better and easier to use and deploy than ever before, enabling businesses to harness the power of video and presence, in a time when presence is truly a game changer," Daley said. "The Video Enterprise community will be just that: a community where those just getting started can come to learn more, and where those who already use the technology can come to share user experiences, provide expertise, and receive valuable feedback on new ideas, adoption techniques, and pain points."
The site is published by UBM DeusM and UBM TechWeb. Vidyo is the exclusive sponsor of The Video Enterprise.
UBM DeusM Marketing Director
About UBM DeusM
UBM DeusM (http://www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than two dozen successful sites and online communities over the last 2 years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.
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 core businesses - media solutions, marketing services, and professional information - UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands, applications, and services in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs, IT and IT support managers, Web and digital professionals, software and game developers, government decision makers, and telecom providers) actively participate in UBM TechWeb's communities. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Game Developers Conference (GDC), Web 2.0, Black Hat and VoiceCon; large-scale online networks such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Gamasutra; research, training, and certification services, including HDI, Pyramid Research, and InformationWeek Analytics; and market-leading magazines such as InformationWeek and Wall Street & Technology. UBM TechWeb is part of UBM Ltd., a global provider of media and information services for professional B2B communities and markets.
About UBM plc
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.ubm.com
TI's new multicore DSPs pack performance and low power in small form factor, delivering industry's most power optimized and cost-efficient solutions
TMS320C665x processors pave the way for a new era of portable high-performance applications, offering developers an ideal mix of performance and low power
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DESIGN WEST - Delivering the industry's most power efficient solutions without compromising performance or ease of use, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today unveiled three new devices based on its KeyStone multicore architecture utilizing the TMS320C66x digital signal processors (DSP) generation. TI's new TMS320C665x DSPs feature combined fixed- and floating-point capabilities, delivering real-time high performance at low power coupled with smaller form factors. With TI's new TMS320C6654, TMS320C6655 and TMS320C6657 multicore DSPs, developers can more effectively meet vital requirements of high performance and portable applications in markets such as mission critical, industrial automation, testers, embedded vision, imaging, video surveillance, medical, audio and video infrastructure. For more information please visit http://www.ti.com/multicore.
"TI's new C665x DSPs offer a very compelling mix of low power and high performance, particularly for medical imaging products, which require these types of features," said Xin Li, Technical Manager of Imaging Products Research, Mindray Medical International Limited. "These solutions offer exciting possibilities for our products, supporting our goal of improving patient care around the world."
Easing into multicore with high performance DSPs -- at lower power and cost levels
Based on the KeyStone multicore architecture, TI's new C665x processors offer developers access to devices that are high performance while still being power and space efficient. The low power consumption and small form factor of 21mm x 21mm enable portability, mobility and low power energy sources such as battery and interface powering to drive breakthrough products. The unique strengths of these C665x DSPs meet the need of applications such as video security and traffic management, where there is a need to carry out both video processing and analytics at the end point. In addition, a wide range of high performance real-time applications such as on-board radar, software defined radios, video and image processing and portable ultrasound will now be smaller, lighter and easier to use.
"Through the combination of performance, low power and fixed- and floating-point capabilities, we are better equipped to meet the industry's requirements," said Weidong Chen, CEO, Suzhou Keda Technology Co., Ltd, a leading video and surveillance product and solution supplier in China. "This combination offers vital design flexibility and time-to-market advantage without adding significant development cost. We look forward to working with TI to deliver low power and cost effective high performance solutions to our customers."
Starting just under $30 at 10 KU, TI's C665x processors consist of three fully pin compatible low-cost, power optimized solutions for developers migrating from single core to multicore. The C6657 features two 1.25-GHz DSP cores, delivering up to 80 GMACs and 40 GFLOPs, while the C6655 and C6654 single core solutions deliver up to 40 GMACs and 20 GLOPS and 27.2 GMACs and 13.6 GLOPS, respectively. Under normal operating conditions, the C6657, C6655 and C6654 power numbers are at 3.5W, 2.5W and 2W, respectively. TI's C665x DSPs also feature large on-chip memory coupled with a high bandwidth and efficient external memory controller, making them an ideal choice for developers of mission critical, test and automation, imaging, medical and audio and video infrastructure applications where low latency is critical.
"This latest addition to TI's KeyStone platform delivers a very compelling solution that combines low power and high performance signal processing in a very compact package," said Will Strauss, president and principal analyst of Forward Concepts. "This is a powerful combination that will enable portability with long battery life or line power in advanced imaging, sensing and analytics based applications, where attributes like these are key. It's good to see TI continuing to innovate in the high performance arena."
Meeting climate and outdoor requirements for process-intensive applications
The new DSPs support extended temperature ranges from -55C to 100C for applications required to work under extreme physical conditions or provide sustained operating life. This feature makes the C665x DSPs ideal for mission critical, outdoor imaging and analytics applications, where high reliability is a key requirement. In addition, the C665x DSPs provide abundant performance and connectivity to tackle the challenging specifications in imaging applications, including high bandwidth serial interfaces such as RapidIO, PCIe and Gigabit Ethernet and the ability to extend processing to a pool of DSPs. An optimized set of peripherals, including Universal Parallel Port (UPP) and Multichannel Buffered Serial Ports (McBSP), in TI's C665x processors, reduce system cost and size, as well as simplify migration from previous designs with minimal board redesign.
Simplified development with complete tools and support
TI offers easy-to-use, low cost evaluation modules (EVMs) so developers can quickly get started designing with the C6654, C6655 and C6657. The TMDSEVM6657 sells for $349 and the TMDSEVM6657LE sells for $549. Both EVMs include a free Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK), TI's powerful Code Composer Studio(TM) (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE), and suite of application/demo codes to allow programmers to quickly come up to speed on the new platform. In addition, TI's TMDSEVM6657L includes an embedded XDS100 emulator while the TMDSEVM6657LE includes a faster emulator, the XDS560V2, for quicker program load and ease of use.
In addition, C665x DSPs are code compatible with TI's TMS320C64x generation and all of TI's KeyStone-based multicore processors, ensuring previous investments made on TI DSPs can be easily reused. This flexibility allows developers the ability to easily design a wide portfolio of high performance products, scaling from low to high end applications.
Order entry is open today for both the C665x EVMS, as well as the C665x devices. Pricing for the C6654 DSP starts just under $30 for 10 KU.
TI Design Network
TI's design network features a worldwide community of respected and well established companies offering products and services that support TI DSPs. Companies offering supporting solutions to the C665x DSPs include:
Hardware Partners: eInfochips and IDT
Software Partners: ENEA and Polycore
Visit TI @ DESIGN West
While at DESIGN West, visit TI at Booth 1320 to learn more about the latest embedded processing news and to check out a broad range of TI demos.
For more information:
-- Read TI's C665x product bulletin and white paper
-- Watch TI's C665x overview video and Ask The Experts series
-- Engage with engineers and TI experts on the TI E2E(TM) Community and
-- Follow TI on Twitter
-- Become a fan of TI on Facebook
About TI's KeyStone multicore architecture
Texas Instruments' KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing. Learn more at http://www.ti.com/multicore.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
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Scallop Imaging D7-180 Camera Integrated with 3VR Video Intelligence Platform(TM)
BOSTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scallop Imaging, the market innovator in high resolution, panoramic video cameras, and 3VR, the video intelligence company, today announced the integration of Scallop Imaging's D7-180 camera with the 3VR Video Intelligence Platform(TM) (VIP). The Scallop Imaging D7-180 camera provides seven-megapixel resolution across a 180 degree field of view, along with H.264 compression and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The 3VR Video Intelligence Platform, which combines the power of advanced Video Management Systems with the ease of a DVR, makes it easy for customers to store, manage, search, and analyze video assets to extract relevant and actionable information.
Scallop Imaging's D7-180 seven megapixel digital camera distributes the imaging task across multiple, small image sensors, processing over 100 megapixels per second to calibrate, synchronize and merge video in real time. The result is two simultaneous video streams: a 720p HD stream composed of a true 180 degree, non-fisheye, situational awareness view at 15 frames per second, and up to four instantly repositionable zoom windows at full pixel resolution at 15 fps; and a full resolution (5120x1280 pixels) video stream at one fps.
"Scallop Imaging's unique and patented multiple image stitching technology produces a seamless 180 degree field view that has no motion artifacts as a person of interest crosses the field of view. The resulting fluid video is tailor made for sophisticated video technology of the type offered by 3VR, especially in retail establishments that value the covert and small footprint of our cameras," said Peter Jones, President of Scallop Imaging.
"The 180 degree field of view produced by Scallop Imaging's cameras allows users to digitally pan, tilt and zoom both in real time in the HD mode and, unlike most PTZ cameras, after video has already been recorded in the full resolution mode, giving users more options and flexibility when investigating a security event," said Brian Lane, Director of Product Marketing for 3VR. "Scallop Imaging's camera technology, paired with 3VR's video search and analytics, offers retailers and other businesses all the tools they need to quickly extract relevant security and marketing intelligence information from their video assets."
3VR, the video intelligence company, enables organizations to record, search, and manage video to better serve customers, bolster security, and to identify and mitigate fraud. 3VR's Video Intelligence Platform (VIP) allows video systems to reach their true potential and deliver a measurable return on investment. 3VR is the video surveillance standard for hundreds of global customers, including leading banks, retailers, governments and law enforcement agencies and owns CrimeDex, an online community of more than 3,000 fraud, loss prevention and law enforcement professionals dedicated to stopping crime. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company is privately held with funding from DAG Ventures, Focus Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Menlo Ventures and VantagePoint Ventures. 3VR is one of the fastest growing U.S.-based private companies, according to Inc. magazine. In addition, the company has won numerous other accolades including a 2011 Security Products magazine product of the year award and 2011 Top 30 Technology Innovations award from Security Sales & Integration magazine. For more information, please visit http://www.3vr.com
About Scallop Imaging, Inc.
Scallop Imaging is the leading innovator in developing video imaging systems based on the principles of distributed imaging. Distributed Imaging is a patented technology, developed by Scallop, where the outputs of multiple megapixel image sensors are fused in real-time within the camera to produce seamless images of any field of view or resolution. This allows incredible resolution in a small form factor at reasonable cost and with low bandwidth requirements. Scallop Imaging's award-winning seven megapixel D7-180 and A7-180 cameras provide a combination of panoramic 180 degree field of view plus detailed zoom views. Scallop Imaging is a Division of Tenebraex Corporation, which was founded in 1992 and is located in Boston. Tenebraex develops and manufactures innovative optical products that solve real world problems. For more information, visit http://www.scallopimaging.com.
SOURCE Scallop Imaging
CONTACT: Larry Bouchie, TurboPR for Scallop Imaging, +1-781-620-0278, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Joshua Zecher, 463 Communications for 3VR, +1-202-463-0013, ext. 206, email@example.com
AT&T Brings First LTE Windows Phone to Market With Nokia Lumia 900, Available for Customers April 8 for $99.99
DALLAS, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nokia Lumia 900, the Windows Phone named "Best of CES" for all smartphones, will be available exclusively in the U.S. from AT&T* on April 8 for $99.99. One of the first 4G LTE Windows Phones in the world, the Nokia Lumia 900 gives AT&T customers more 4G LTE choices than ever before and the largest selection of Windows Phones in the U.S. For more information, customers can visit http://www.att.com/lumia or AT&T's Consumer Blog.
Consumers who can't wait to get their hands on this new smartphone can pre-order it in cyan or black beginning March 30 by visiting http://www.att.com/lumia or any AT&T company-owned retail store. Qualified business customers who receive wireless service discounts can pre-order the Lumia 900 online, beginning the afternoon of March 30, at http://www.att.com/nokialumia900.
Running on AT&T's superfast 4G LTE network, the Lumia 900 delivers an unsurpassed mobile experience. With 4G LTE speeds, the people-first style of Windows Phone 7.5 and outstanding design lets customers access their emails, music and social media quickly and helps them look good while doing it. The Lumia 900 will be available in unique and eye-catching cyan blue and a matte black on April 8, with a newly announced high-gloss white version on sale beginning April 22.
"AT&T and Nokia's relationship spans many years and we're thrilled to introduce their first 4G LTE Windows Phone only for our customers," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president - Devices, AT&T Mobility. "The Lumia 900 is impeccably designed with clean lines and a camera that rivals stand-alone digital cameras on the market today. Combine that with the people-first Windows Phone experience and our 4G networks - the nations' largest - and it's clear that this is one of the best phones customers can find."
The Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display for rich, bright images both indoors and out and a long-lasting 1830 mAh battery for enjoying content.
Its 8 megapixel camera includes Nokia's exclusive Carl Zeiss optics, with large aperture (F2.2) and wide angle focal length (28mm) for high-quality, uncropped images even in low-light conditions. The front-facing camera boasts a large aperture and a wide angle lens that ensures sharp, bright images for high-quality video calling, right out of the box. Additionally, customers can enjoy their favorite music and videos from their Lumia 900 wherever they are with the Nokia Purity HD On Ear Stereo Headset by Monster, also available beginning April 8.**
The Nokia Lumia 900 offers AT&T customers a range of leading content experiences such as:
-- AT&T U-verse Mobile lets U-verse TV subscribers browse the U-verse TV
program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings, and watch hit
TV shows while on the go. The U-verse Mobile library includes more than
100 TV series and more than 700 TV shows from a variety of genres.
-- Nokia Drive, available to download from Windows Phone Marketplace,
provides free voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation with a dedicated
in-car user interface that turns the Nokia Lumia 900 into a GPS
-- The exclusive ESPN sports hub is pre-loaded on the Nokia Lumia 900, and
provides a one-stop sports application for news, videos and scores.
Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. 4G speeds delivered by LTE, or HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul, where available. Deployment ongoing. Compatible device and data plan required. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
Limited-time offer. Nokia Lumia 900 requires a new 2-yr wireless agreement with voice (min $39.99/mo) and min monthly data plan ($20/mo). Subject to Wireless Customer Agrmt. Credit approval req'd. Activ fee $36/line. Geographic, usage and other terms, conditions and restrictions apply, and may result in svc termination. Coverage and svcs not avail everywhere. Taxes and other charges apply. Data (att.com/dataplans): If usage exceeds your monthly data allowance, you will automatically be charged overage for additional data provided. Early Termination Fee (att.com/equipmentETF):After 30 days, ETF up to $325. Restocking fee up to $35. Other Monthly Charges/line may include a Regulatory Cost Recovery Charge (up to $1.25), a gross receipts surcharge, federal and state universal svc charges, fees and charges for other gov't assessments. These are not taxes or gov't req'd charges. Visit a store or att.com/wireless to learn more about wireless devices and services from AT&T.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Accessories sold separately.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
iVision Mobile Integrates Billing Feature to Enhance Private Label Reseller License
iVision Mobile, a leading mobile marketing software platform, announced the launch of its new Integrated Billing feature as part of its Private Label Reseller License.
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iVision Mobile, a leading Mobile Marketing software platform, announced the launch of its new Integrated Billing feature as a part of its Private Label Reseller License. Integrated Billing will enable resellers' clients to instantly purchase, upgrade or renew product/service packages within the resellers' branded Mobile Marketing Software in real-time.
iVision Mobile's new billing feature the mobile marketing software a more robust and scalable solution by eliminating the need for manual payment transactions. The result is a customizable, hands-off billing process that saves resellers' time and staff resources from manually coordinating their clients' new product purchases, upgrades to service packages, and renewing their accounts instantly, in real-time, and on a monthly basis.
"Our team has focused several months on developing this feature because the ability to launch services quickly is incredibly important to us and our customers," says iVision Mobile CEO Omer Samiri. "We can now better serve our private label resellers by enhancing their ability to seamlessly and instantly add to or make changes to clients' existing mobile marketing service packages, which we expect will result in increased profitability for them."
Similar to a built-in online shopping cart, the Private Label Reseller License will now enable resellers to easily set up their own graduated pricing packages, which will be readily available within their respective portals for purchase, upgrade or renewal by their clients at anytime. Previously, the system was not enabled with credit card processing, so resellers manually charged their clients for upgrades, to apply "credits" into the respective end users' accounts. The new integrated system will eliminate the need for this, by linking the resellers' Authorize.net accounts directly to each of their clients' white-labeled mobile marketing accounts.
Another notable enhancement to the iVision Mobile platform is the integration of QR codes (quick-response), which are auto-generated simultaneously to correspond with and complement each campaign keyword or mobile website link. QR codes engage customers by offering an interactive call to action on print ads, direct marketing, mass transit, and outdoor advertising. These QR codes offer businesses the ability to track audience response metrics to specific campaigns, and engage in a two-way communication, which is facilitated by iVision Mobile's robust mobile marketing and communications platform.
Clients may now manage everything through the iVision Mobile system, making it a more complete solution - text message campaign planning, lead management, and now, the ability to auto-generate campaign-specific QR codes and a streamlined purchase process that enables resellers' clients to instantly select a new package that meets their needs, and pay for it in real-time.
About iVision Mobile
iVision Mobile is a leading provider of mobile marketing and communications software that supports a complete range of innovative marketing initiatives, empowering brands and agencies to engage consumers across a diverse range of industries - from small businesses such as doctors, dentists and restaurants, to Fortune 500 companies. Specific clients include NBA teams such as the Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, and the Miami Heat, outdoor shopping and entertainment developments such as The Grove in Los Angeles, and national and global brands such as Philips, Comcast, Absolut Vodka and Coca-Cola. For more information, please visit http://www.iVisionMobile.com.
SOURCE iVision Mobile
CONTACT: Omer Samiri of iVision Mobile, 1-866-655-5302
Lockheed Martin Launches Academic Prepar3D® Simulation Software as a Learning Tool for Students
ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) released academic licensing of its Prepar3D® simulation software to immerse students in learning and problem solving. The special pricing of $49.95 makes simulation accessible to the academic community for engaging the next generations in science, math and social studies curricula.
Currently used for professional training, Prepar3D harnesses gaming technology for experiential learning. The software presents a realistic virtual world to support educational scenarios anywhere from underwater to suborbital space.
"Simulation makes learning tangible," said Chester Kennedy, vice president of engineering in Lockheed Martin's Global Training and Logistics business. "It is ideal for concepts that have complex relationships or to reinforce rote learning. Simulation immerses the learner in an experience to make the lesson more memorable and reduce the time it takes to master a new skill."
In Prepar3D, students can see the effects of their decisions and experiment with challenges at different levels. It also allows students from around the world to collaborate to solve real-life problems. With a free software development kit that accompanies the program, instructors can create customized academic lessons incorporating features such as people, wildlife, buildings, vehicles and weather.
Prepar3D is now used by the Experimental Aircraft Association and National Flight Academy to engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Lockheed Martin donated copies of Prepar3D to these organizations in 2011 to integrate learning objectives with inspirational stories of flight to interest youth in technological careers.
The new academic software can be purchased for educational efforts at or below the undergraduate level at http://www.prepar3d.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 123,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2011 were $46.5 billion.
Telesphere Launches Flexible New Web Collaboration Application, Enriching Its Array of Cloud-Based Unified Communications Services
Easy-to-use tool for meetings, webinars and training joins hosted VoIP in service lineup
PHOENIX, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telesphere, the leader in cloud-based Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), today introduced a highly flexible, full-featured and affordable Web collaboration service that enables multi-user HD audio and video conferencing, transfer and storage of files, and other key functions that enable successful meetings, webinars and training sessions for business.
Available immediately, Telesphere's WebConnect collaboration service enables businesses of any size anywhere in the United States to reach their customers and employees face-to-face while saving on the expense and time lost to travel for convening meetings or training sessions - especially for employees who work from home offices.
Telesphere's WebConnect is accessible anywhere a participant has Internet connectivity using any standard web browser. The service can help increase responsiveness to customers - even by employees working remotely as all the services are delivered via Telesphere's nationwide, all-IP cloud network.
It is also fully integrated with applications such as Outlook for both Windows and Mac, and leading business and social networks, including Salesforce.com, YouTube, Facebook and others that can lead to higher employee productivity and user satisfaction in the online delivery of presentations or other business materials.
WebConnect is intuitively easy to use, highly secure and comes with features such as a whiteboard, chat, polling-based participant feedback and annotation controls for spontaneous sharing among participants. A particular strongpoint is its ability to record and store information within the application so that it can be displayed at any time to demonstrate or emphasize an important point during the course of a business presentation.
In addition to conferencing that allows up to nine simultaneous participants via video and as many as 300 by audio, features of Telesphere WebConnect include the ability to import video materials in a variety of formats, including live streaming video; synchronized Web streaming; support for multiple languages; closed captioning; password-protected logons and end-to-end encryption.
And, depending on the needs of individual businesses, WebConnect can be fully integrated with other Telesphere services or used on a standalone basis.
"To achieve what our WebConnect offers in one package, businesses typically have to obtain capabilities from several vendors or settle for other so-called collaboration services that do little more than share participants' desktop displays -- creating the potential to detract from a presentation or, worse, to disclose proprietary information," said Telesphere CTO Sanjay Srinivasan.
"We believe that adding WebConnect to our lineup of cloud-based capabilities is another compelling reason for businesses to look to Telesphere as their one-stop provider for all of their business-communications needs," he said.
Telesphere's channel partners and beta users who have been trialing WebConnect since November 2011 like its wide range of features, its flexibility and that it's already proven to be a highly effective business-productivity tool, said Jeff Savage, VP of Business Development for Telesphere.
Channel partners and prospective users can experience WebConnect when the collaboration service and Telesphere's full suite of cloud-based UCaaS capabilities are demonstrated as solutions to real-life business needs during the company's product showcase March 27-29 at the Channel Partners 2012 Conference in Las Vegas.
About Telesphere Telesphere is the leading pure-play provider of unified cloud communications. It leads the market by delivering carrier-grade performance and support for wireline and mobile devices to businesses over its private IP MPLS network; one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Offering a fully-integrated suite of unified communications capabilities, Telesphere's hosted services allow businesses of any size to enjoy all the latest voice, video, data and collaboration features of large enterprise systems without the costly investment in on-premises equipment.
Peerless-AV(TM) Video Wall Mount Installed at Las Vegas Convention Center to Create 6x6 Video Wall, Establishing a New On-Site Advertising Vehicle
Innovative Video Wall Mount Features Quick Installation, Tool-less Adjustment, Easy Display Access - Custom Wall Spacers Enable Perfect Alignment without Measuring
CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Peerless-AV, the leader in innovative audio and video solutions, announced today that its DS-VW765-LAND video wall mount solution was used to create a 6x6 video wall of 46-inch flat panels, and various other video wall configurations, throughout the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).
Peerless-AV worked with Smart City Networks, the leading technology and telecommunications provider for convention centers and hospitality venues. "We selected Peerless-AV video wall mounts for their ability to be installed quickly and because service on the displays can be done easily without the need to remove multiple screens," said Mark M. Haley, president of Smart City Networks. "We found the Peerless-AV solution to be extremely versatile for all our video wall configurations."
Individual displays simply pull out from the DS-VW765-LAND wall mount, allowing technicians to efficiently fix or swap out the display without any disassembly of the video wall. Custom wall plate spacers allow installers to quickly place displays in any configuration without requiring additional measurements. A smart cable management system enables simple display-to-display connectivity.
"We are very pleased with the Smart City video wall advertising platform at the LVCC, and we are certain that it will provide a fresh new experience to convention attendees," said Brian McClimans, managing director, business development, Peerless-AV. "Our video wall mount products have had great success in many markets, including convention centers, airports, retail establishments and other large venues. We attribute the interest in the product to the simple tool-less alignment and an easy-access mounting system which allows displays to be serviced without having to remove them."
In addition, through improved efficiencies in manufacturing and increased volume, Peerless has experienced internal cost savings and is pleased to announce that it will pass on this new cost savings to its customers by way of a 12-percent price reduction on the DS-VW765-LAND product. This price reduction goes into effect on March 26.
For more information on the DS-VW765-LAND and other solutions for digital signage applications, please visit http://www.peerless-av.com.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual solutions. Our innovative product line includes flat panel mounts, projector mounts, environmental mounts, flat panel carts and stands, wireless technology, motorized mount solutions, audio cables, video cables, interactive kiosks, enclosures, AV furniture, AV racks, AV shelves, precision gear products, surge protection, screen cleaning products and a full assortment of accessories. A 70-year-old global company, Peerless-AV has remained at the forefront of the industry, creating new AV technologies that push the envelope and provide ideal solutions to meet the needs of the consumer and pro markets, alike. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets worldwide through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit http://www.peerless-av.com.
About Smart City
Founded over 25 years ago, Smart City Networks is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry. Smart City Networks can provide wired and wireless Internet services, phone services and digital signage solutions at convention centers and meeting facilities of any size. Smart City Networks designs, installs and maintains data, voice, electrical and utility platforms, coupled with voice, video and data network engineering, security and monitoring. Providing technology services to over 3,000 conventions and meetings annually, Smart City Networks currently serves more than 35 convention and meeting facilities across the U.S., totaling over 17 million square feet of exhibit space. For more information, please call 702-943-6000 or visit: http://www.smartcitynetworks.com.
About the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. For more information, visit http://www.lvcva.com.
DH2i(TM) Launches and Unveils DxConsole(TM) Next Generation Virtualization Solution to Enable the Agile, Always-On Enterprise
DxConsole, Application Virtualization Software for SQL Server, Virtualizes SQL Server Instances and Consolidates SQL Server Databases, Servers and Storage into Manageable Private Cloud Utilities in order to Reduce Cost, Inefficiency and Management Complexity, While Enhancing Performance
FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DH2i(TM), Company, the world's leading provider of application virtualization solutions, today announced the official launch of the company and its mission to enable agile, always-on infrastructures, where enterprise applications can move freely and transparently within and between heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments, with zero interruption in service. In addition, DH2i announced the general availability of its flagship software product, DxConsole(TM) for SQL Server. The first of its kind, DxConsole for SQL Server is a next generation virtualization solution that was designed from the ground up to address the escalating costs, inefficiency and management complexity related to SQL Server sprawl, while also allowing customers to fully preserve and protect existing operational processes. DxConsole accomplishes this by enabling customers to virtualize SQL Server instances and consolidate SQL Server databases, servers and storage into manageable private cloud utilities.
SQL Server, a database management system (DBMS) whose function it is to store and retrieve data as directed by business applications, has reached epic proportions in regards to global IT deployment. Driven by extremely rapid database growth, database administrators add SQL Servers instances over and over again, leading to what is commonly referred to as "SQL Server sprawl." This sprawl creates operational and financial problems such as: a huge increase in necessary supporting infrastructure (i.e., servers, storage, networking, floor space, power and cooling, etc...), extremely low utilization of resources, insufficient availability, a lack of resiliency, and a growing management burden, as well as other challenges such as security vulnerabilities, licensing complications, and a lack of compliance with enterprise standards - difficulties which will likely be exacerbated with the highly anticipated release of Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
DH2i now offers the complete solution. DxConsole application virtualization software for SQL Server enables customers to create a cloud utility where multiple SQL Server instances can be consolidated onto substantially fewer servers and centralized storage. DxConsole's "shared data" architecture delivers enterprise class availability and virtualization flexibility in a cloud utility platform. Unlike server virtualization and traditional high availability (HA) products, it goes far beyond just consolidation and simple failovers to provide:
-- Instance Level Virtualization
-- On-The-Fly Instance Re-Hosting
-- Scalable and elastic "on-demand" server and storage performance
-- Fast Failover Instance High Availability Services
-- Built-In Instance-level Multi-Site DR Support
-- A single point for storage management and data backup
-- "1-click" maintenance
"Our organization was challenged with the SQL Server sprawl issue and as a result we were confronted with concerns of low utilization levels, stranded capacity, exorbitant capital costs, decreased availability and of most significance - a continuing management burden. We chose to deploy the only viable solution available to us at the time which was HP PolyServe. However, HP has since made the decision to cease their overall support for their product, in turn discontinuing patches and updates," said Steven E. Simpauco, Manager Database Administration, Sharp Healthcare, Southern California's largest healthcare leader. "As our SQL Server environment continued to increase and sprawl, once more, was threatening to become a vast issue, we found ourselves again in the same predicament. Unlike HP PolyServe, DH2i's DxConsole presented both a viable and robust solution with regards to our requirements. We are forecasting, at the conclusion of our pilot, that DxConsole will allow us to continue to experience considerable reductions in configuration, maintenance times, server counts, license costs and TCO. In addition, DxConsole does not necessitate that we repeatedly rip and replace, rather we are able to preserve existing operational processes and infrastructure investments."
"While server virtualization is a well understood and generally accepted value proposition by most IT organizations, it has failed to meet the needs of mission-critical applications," said Marc Staimer, President and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting. "DH2i's DxConsole picks-up where server virtualization leaves off by enhancing efficiency, business continuity, flexibility, and mobility, as well as enabling much easier management of mission-critical apps - the first being SQL Server."
"DH2i DxConsole for SQL Server is an application virtualization software solution designed specifically for SQL Server databases. DxConsole virtualizes SQL Server instances and consolidates SQL Server databases, servers and storage into manageable private cloud utilities. This approach overcomes the limits of server virtualization to extend consolidation benefits to mission-critical applications, and addresses all three major data center costs, including: servers, software and storage," said Don Boxley, Founder and CEO, DH2i. He continued, "Application virtualization means virtualizing apps at the instance level. This gives apps InstanceMobility(TM). DH2i application virtualization complements server virtualization. It is not an either/or choice. Server virtualization customers will use DH2i InstanceMobility(TM) to stack and move app instances freely between servers to obtain optimal consolidation and performance. Customers will still use server virtualization tools to move vservers between hosts. Consequently, customers will enjoy two levels of virtual protection - at the app level and the sever level."
Boxley concluded, "Our customers will typically see their server, storage and software installs cut in half, configuration and management time slashed by as much as 75% - 85%, and total cost of ownership lowered by more than 50%."
DH2i DxConsole is now generally available and priced at $8,500 per CPU license. To estimate the potential cost savings that could be appreciated from DxConsole, based on unique IT environment characteristics, please refer to DH2i's online TCO Calculator.
Based in Fort Collins, CO, DH2i(TM), Company is the leader in providing application virtualization solutions that enable agile, always-on infrastructures where enterprise applications can move freely and transparently within and between heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments, with zero interruption in service. Its flagship software product, DxConsole(TM) for SQL Server enables customers to create a private cloud utility that meets the high performance and availability needs of mission-critical SQL Server application environments. By addressing all capital and operational cost elements (CapEx and OpEx) associated with managing SQL Server, it lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by over 50%. For further information, please visit: http://www.dh2i.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call: (970) 295-4505.
Wildfire Delivers Social Engagement for Enterprise and Consumer Brands through YouTube Video Contests
Wildfire extends its leading Social Marketing Suite to support the world's largest global video platform
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfire, the global leader in social media marketing software, today announced it will now offer enterprise and consumer brand customers the ability to run video contests on YouTube, the world's largest video platform. With this announcement, Wildfire is the first social marketing company to integrate with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and now YouTube that enables brands to drive engagement with consumers utilizing YouTube video contests. Wildfire has seen 100 percent annual growth in the use of video contests over the last two years, as brands leverage contests to engage with consumers and to tap the power of user-generated video content. Wildfire customers ran more than 7,000 video contest campaigns in the last 12 months, generating more than 6.5 million visits.
Companies such as Dairy Queen, Mercedes-Benz, Western Union and Sony have successfully run video contests on Facebook. Extension of the Wildfire suite to support video contests on YouTube brand channels makes it easier for brands to engage users on the site that inspires over 100 million people to take social action (likes, shares, comments, etc.) every week. Brands can simultaneously publish their video contests across not only YouTube and Facebook but also custom branded microsites. Wildfire Social Marketing Suite provides complete analytics and moderation capability to help maximize the impact of the video contest.
Video Contests Among Most Effective Promotion Types
Video contests are a key method of engaging YouTube community members and inspiring all kinds of users to participate. Budding video directors, attracted by the opportunity to gain visibility, channel their creativity into producing unique brand-reinforcing content. Brand enthusiasts are motivated to create content that showcases the things they love about the brand. And YouTube community members are drawn to the contest sponsor's brand channel as a source of interesting, new, and often professional-quality video content.
"Video contests are one of our top three most effective promotion formats in terms of generating user views, which makes sense because people love to watch, share, and vote on videos that others submit," states Victoria Ransom, founder and CEO of Wildfire. "By extending the Wildfire platform to support YouTube, we are pleased to make the benefits of running video contests on YouTube available to our enterprise customers."
"We had great results engaging with consumers through our 'Mini Blizzard Treatment' video contest using Wildfire," said Nick Blissenbach, Digital Marketing Manager, American Dairy Queen Corporation. "We are excited to leverage the Dairy Queen YouTube Channel to extend the reach and engagement of future video contests."
Best Practices for Successful Video Contests
Based on its industry-leading experience with video contests, Wildfire recommends three best practices for running a successful video contest:
-- Share sample video entries with potential contestants. Instead of
describing in words what users should submit, show them with an
easy-to-follow video example.
-- Splurge on appealing, relevant prizes. Because brand loyalists are most
likely to submit videos, reward them with prizes that reflect their love
for the brand. For example, Beach Body asked fans of the P90X home
exercise system to submit their favorite exercise moves. P90X celebrity
trainer Tony Horton features the winners' moves in later videos.
-- Make it simple for people to shoot entries for the contest. Don't ask
for videos that require props, special locations, or extensive editing.
Wildfire is the global leader in social media marketing software, with over 13,000 paying customers worldwide, including 30 of the world's 50 most valuable brands. Wildfire's Social Marketing Suite combines best-of-breed social promotion and advertising software, robust mobile and desktop page management, messaging and sophisticated real-time analytics in one complete platform. Wildfire's powerful and intuitive software allows creative marketers and non-technical managers alike to create social campaigns and pages, communicate with their social audience and measure social media performance. Brands and agencies such as Facebook, Virgin, Amazon, Target and Ogilvy as well as thousands of small businesses use the Wildfire platform to engage with audiences on major social networks, including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The only social media marketing company to receive an investment from Facebook's fbFund, Wildfire has offices in California, Chicago, New York, London, Paris, Munich, and Singapore. For more information, please visit http://www.wildfireapp.com.
CONTACT: Emily Eberhard Pereira of Wildfire, +1-650-485-4656, Emily.email@example.com or Rachel Vakneen of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1881, Rachel@sparkpr.com
Newest Version of Snap Secure Mobile Security Suite Makes Managing and Protecting Tablets and Smartphones Easy as a....Snap!
Snap MyLife Reports Dramatic Growth in Paid Android and BlackBerry Subscriptions
PRINCETON, N.J., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A significantly enhanced and easier-to-use version of the Snap Secure(TM) mobile security suite has been introduced by Snap MyLife®, Inc. (http://www.snapmylifeinc.com).
Snap Secure (formerly SmrtGuard) is a cloud service application that provides a broad range of protection for Android and BlackBerry smartphones and Android tablets, including backing up and restoring data; preventing viruses, spyware and spam; protecting and managing privacy, including notification of unauthorized SIM placement in phone; real-time tracking and location of family members; locating and remotely controlling lost or stolen phones and tablets; and wiping data remotely. The newest version is optimized for consumers, families and small businesses and features a new and simplified navigation.
Smartphone sales have taken off in the U.S. and internationally and are expected to increase dramatically over the next few years. Industry reports cite malware attacks on smartphones are growing by several hundred percent in 2011 over 2010 and rising exponentially.
"We've taken a solid mobile protection suite that protects users and their families' privacy, data and personal security and made it simpler to navigate and use," said Jiren Parikh, president and CEO, Snap MyLife. "Even before this major upgrade, downloads of Snap Secure have been growing steadily with the month-to-month average number of paid subscriptions increasing by nearly 900 percent since 2011."
The revamped user interface for both the mobile app and web portal emphasizes simplicity and usability. The fully redesigned BlackBerry and Android mobile apps offer a more fluid activation process. Once installed, users will be able to find and access features more easily and enjoy overall enhanced performance.
The Snap Secure web portal (http://www.mysnapsecure.com) has a cleaner layout and offers users a more intuitive way to manage settings for their own, family or small business' devices.
A limited version of Snap Secure is free to download; the full versions offer three pricing plans: $5.99 per month for a single user's unlimited number of devices; $29.99 for six months for a single user's unlimited number of devices; or $49.99 per year for a single user's unlimited number of devices. More information is available online at http://www.mysnapsecure.com or from the Android marketplace or BlackBerry App World.
About Snap MyLife
Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for mobile devices and other Internet-enabled consumer electronics. Its applications under the Snap(TM), Snap MyLife®, Snap Sync(TM), Snap Music(TM) and Snap Secure(TM) brands allow consumers to leverage cloud-services with simple, yet powerful applications for content sharing, messaging, editing, streaming, backup and synchronization, as well as device and content security across virtually all consumer electronics device categories. Snap MyLife is headquartered in Princeton, N.J., with offices globally, and is backed by Edison Ventures and Sycamore Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.snapmylifeinc.com.
Snap MyLife is a registered trademark and Snap, Snap Sync, Snap Music and Snap Secure are trademarks of Snap MyLife, Inc. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
- Pre-verified hardware and software subsystem significantly reduces design and integration effort, lowers design risk and accelerates time-to-market
- Support for 2.0 to 7.1 audio streams with 24-bit precision meets latest audio standards
- Complete, integrated software environment enables seamless plug-in to the host application
- Comprehensive library of software audio codecs includes support for latest audio standards from Dolby, DTS and SRS Labs
- Analog audio codecs provide high-quality connections for line inputs and outputs, microphones, loud speakers and headphones with dynamic range of 96 dB
- Configuration of complete audio IP subsystem can be done in hours instead of weeks
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced the availability of the DesignWare® SoundWave Audio Subsystem, a complete, integrated hardware and software audio IP subsystem for system-on-chip (SoC) designs. Synopsys' SoundWave Audio Subsystem is fully configurable and supports 2.0 to 7.1 audio streams with 24-bit precision to meet the requirements of a broad range of audio applications such as digital TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray Discs, portable audio devices and tablets.
The SoundWave Audio Subsystem consists of the following components: DesignWare ARC® 32-bit audio processors; standard digital interfaces; analog codecs; a comprehensive library of software audio codecs supporting the latest formats from Dolby, DTS and SRS; and a complete software environment including an integrated media streaming framework. The SoundWave Audio Subsystem also includes both virtual and FPGA-based prototypes to help engineering teams accelerate software development and validation of the full system. By integrating multiple IP blocks together with software as a pre-verified audio subsystem, Synopsys gives designers an SoC-ready audio solution that can significantly reduce their SoC design and integration effort, lower design risk and accelerate time-to-market.
The increasing use of multi-channel audio content and higher sampling rates in audio applications is adding to the complexity of many of today's consumer-targeted SoCs. In addition, new audio specifications require more signal processing and bandwidth to deliver high quality sound reproduction across a wider range of audio formats. The use of dedicated audio subsystems enables audio processing to be off-loaded from the host processor, thus reducing design complexity and improving the performance and efficiency of the SoC.
"With the average number of IP blocks in an SoC expected to reach close to 120 by 2014, designers need solutions that help them reduce the effort needed to integrate the IP and manage the complexity of those blocks," said Rich Wawrzyniak, senior market analyst at Semico Research Corporation. "With complete, pre-verified IP subsystems, which include the hardware as well as the software that goes around the IP, designers can solve their design issues at the chip-level rather than the individual block level. With the DesignWare SoundWave Audio Subsystem, Synopsys is pioneering new ground in the IP industry that will enable electronics developers to innovate at a much faster rate."
The SoundWave Audio Subsystem features the choice of an ARC single or dual-core power-efficient 32-bit audio processor optimized for processing multiple high-definition, multi-channel audio streams in parallel. The subsystem includes digital I2S and S/PDIF interfaces for off-chip audio connections as well as high-bandwidth on-chip connections to interfaces like HDMI. ARM® AMBA® 3 AXI(TM)/AHB protocol system interfaces ease integration into the SoC infrastructure. Analog audio codecs provide high-quality audio connections for line inputs and outputs, microphones, loud speakers and headphones. An easy-to-use configuration tool allows designers to quickly select options such as number of channels and number of audio interfaces, enabling a complete audio subsystem to be configured in hours instead of weeks if done manually. Synopsys also offers SoC integration services to help customers integrate the subsystem into their chip or customize it to meet their unique application requirements.
The SoundWave Audio Subsystem offers a complete, ready-to-use software environment including audio codecs that support the latest multi-channel audio formats from Dolby Laboratories (e.g., Dolby Digital Plus and TrueHD), DTS (e.g., DTS HD Master Audio), SRS Labs (e.g., TruSurround HD4 and TruVolume) and Microsoft (e.g., WMA 10 Pro), as well as popular open source formats like Ogg Vorbis and FLAC. The SoundWave Audio Subsystem's integrated media streaming framework embeds decoders, encoders and audio post-processing functions such as volume control, equalization and surround balance. The framework allows software codecs and post-processing software to be easily instantiated into the subsystem. Audio plug-ins based on the industry-standard GStreamer multimedia software enable developers to quickly integrate audio subsystem software into their host application software.
Virtual and Hardware Prototypes
Developers of software-rich electronic devices, particularly those targeted at the mobile and consumer markets, must address not only the escalating amount of software content in their designs, but also the challenge of developing the software and integrating it with the hardware. To ease the software development effort, a Synopsys Virtualizer(TM)-based virtual prototype of the SoundWave Audio Subsystem enables early integration of the audio software stack with the application software, months before silicon becomes available. The audio subsystem's HAPS® FPGA-based prototyping solution enables immediate software development and provides a scalable platform for rapid full system integration and validation.
"As designers evolve their methodologies to cope with the growing complexity of SoC designs, IP deliverables must also evolve," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and systems at Synopsys. "The best mix of hardware and software is needed to help designers meet the performance, cost, power and schedule requirements of their designs. The DesignWare SoundWave Audio Subsystem enables designers to significantly shorten their time from concept to implementation by providing a complete end-to-end audio subsystem that has been pre-validated and is system-ready."
The DesignWare Audio Subsystem is available now for early adopters with general availability planned for April 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.synopsys.com/audiosubsystem
About DesignWare IP
Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes complete interface IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely used protocols, analog IP, embedded memories, logic libraries, processor cores and subsystems. To support software development and hardware/software integration of the IP, Synopsys offers drivers, transaction-level models, and prototypes for many of its IP products. Synopsys' HAPS® FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution enables validation of the IP and the SoC in the system context. Synopsys' Virtualizer virtual prototyping tool set allows developers to start the development of software for the IP or the entire SoC significantly earlier compared to traditional methods. With a robust IP development methodology, extensive investment in quality, IP prototyping, software development and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/designware.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the availability of the DesignWare SoundWave Audio Subsystem. These statements are based on current expectations and beliefs. Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, unforeseen production or delivery delays, failure to perform as expected, product errors or defects and other risks detailed in Synopsys' filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section of Synopsys' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011.
ARM and AMBA are registered trademarks of ARM Limited. AXI is a trademark of ARM Limited.
LeCroy Introduces Dual-Channel High Resolution Bench-Top Waveform Generators Featuring Large Display and Rich Feature Set
CHESTNUT RIDGE, N.Y., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LeCroy Corporation today announced the release of the WaveStation(TM) series of function/arbitrary waveform generators. The WaveStation is capable of generating signals up to 50 MHz and offers a 3.5" display, intuitive front panel, 2 output channels on all models and PC waveform editing software. The new WaveStation models are available with bandwidths of 10 MHz, 25 MHz and 50 MHz; each with 125 MS/s sampling rate, 14-bit resolution and 16 kpts memory per channel. Not only does the WaveStation provide basic functions such as, sine, square, ramp, pulse and noise, but also has over 40 built in arbitrary waveforms. The large 3.5'' color display enables users to easily preview waveform shape along with various parameters, such as frequency, amplitude, offset, and phase. WaveStation provides a variety of modulation schemes such as, AM, PM, FM, ASK, PSK, FSK and PWM that can be controlled using the front panel. With all the necessary I/O connections for synchronization, as well as standard USB and GPIB interfaces for remote control and automation, the WaveStation is a powerful, flexible waveform generator.
Accompanying the WaveStation hardware is a PC software utility which simplifies waveform creation and editing. The WaveStation software runs on an external PC and provides additional waveform creation capabilities. Waveforms can be easily created, shaped and edited with the software using mathematical operators, digital filters or by placing individual sample points. The software also provides a flexible waveform drawing tool allowing the user to create a freeform waveform sketch on the PC and output from WaveStation. In addition, the WaveStation waveform editing software provides unique capability of importing waveforms captured on a LeCroy WaveAce oscilloscope, via USB and recreating them on the WaveStation.
WaveStation provides the strong features today's engineers and technicians need, such as, more channels per unit, large color display, an extensive waveform library, and various connectivity and synchronization capabilities.
Engineers and technicians who would like to know more can contact LeCroy at 1-800-5LeCroy (1-800-553-2769) or visit http://www.lecroy.com
WaveStation is being released with promotional introductory prices. The 2 channel WaveStation 2012 price at launch will be $990, the entire product line, at launch ranges from $990 to $3,450.
Model Number Description Promotional Intro Price
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WaveStation 2012 10 MHz, 2ch 14bit 125MS/s Function/
Arbitrary Waveform Generator $990
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WaveStation 2022 25 MHz, 2ch 14bit 125MS/s Function/
Arbitrary Waveform Generator $1950
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WaveStation 2052 50 MHz, 2ch 14bit 125MS/s Function/
Arbitrary Waveform Generator $3450
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LeCroy Corporation is a worldwide leader in serial data test solutions, creating advanced instruments that drive product innovation by quickly measuring, analyzing and verifying complex electronic signals. The Company offers high-performance oscilloscopes, signal integrity test solutions and global communications protocol analyzers used by design engineers in the computer, semiconductor and consumer electronics, data storage, automotive and industrial, telecommunications, and military and aerospace markets. LeCroy's 48-year heritage of technical innovation is the foundation for its recognized leadership in "WaveShape Analysis" - capturing, viewing and measuring the high-speed signals that drive today's information and communications technologies. LeCroy is headquartered in Chestnut Ridge, New York. Company information is available at http://www.lecroy.com.
Online Collaboration, File Storage, Team Workspaces and Backup Solutions for Google Cloud Storage, Google Docs, Windows Azure, Amazon S3, Rackspace, OpenStack and more
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladinet has announced a new platform to provide cloud storage solutions for collaboration, file storage, backup and team workspaces. Gladinet Cloud version 4.0 also seamlessly integrates with existing local storage to create a hybrid cloud platform with centrally managed, unified access. As part of their continuing effort to "ease small and medium sized business (SMB) migration to the cloud," Jerry Huang, Gladinet's President, said, "We are excited by the opportunity to offer customers solutions that allow them to adopt cloud storage quickly and without disruption, while maintaining control of their data using preferred storage services like Google Cloud Storage, Google Docs Amazon S3, OpenStack and more."
Gladinet Cloud version 4.0 is available in four editions: Starter, Professional, Premium and Team, ordered by increasing capability. The Starter edition provides basic cloud connectivity through a mapped drive on a single user's desktop and the Professional edition adds capabilities like backup, 2-way synchronization and support for Google Docs 2-step authentication. These editions are geared towards customers that just want to access cloud storage from their desktops and laptops. The Premium edition adds capabilities like snapshot backups, file and folder sharing, web portal access and mobile access. Finally, the Team edition offers access to more advanced clients for servers with Active Directory integration.
The open, flexible platform gives Gladinet customers several options for cloud storage adoption. For example, they can instantly make shared folders on a file server accessible to remote users without disrupting on-premise access. They can use existing Active Directory identities to globally manage access. They can share files and folders with external users. Gladinet Cloud version 4.0 also facilitates file server replacement or the creation of synchronized, shared workspaces in the cloud, and can be used to synchronize a folder across multiple machines.
In addition to the new features and open platform, Gladinet has also broadened the potential scope of its partnerships. Engagement models now run the gamut from simply recommending or reselling Gladinet products to becoming a preferred partner with the right to distribute a branded version hosted by Gladinet or the partner. Huang also noted that "We are seeing a sharp increase in partner branding activity as they seek to make it easier for customers to access their cloud storage." His claims were confirmed by a partner who stated, "Gladinet Cloud's unified access model is an interesting differentiator, which makes it easy to migrate to the cloud and control user access without changing their access models away from familiar paradigms like local drives, network shares, desktops and mobile devices."
Whether you are a partner or SMB, if you are interested in non-disruptive adoption of cloud storage for collaboration, remote access, backup or file storage, Gladinet has a unique and compelling solution.
Founded in 2008, Gladinet started by providing users the convenience of a network drive attached to cloud storage. With the addition of products that attach cloud storage to file servers, backup to the cloud and create personal clouds, Gladinet is changing the way businesses access and use cloud storage through its widely accepted cloud storage access platform. Learn more at http://www.gladinet.com. Follow us at http://twitter.com/gladinet or find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Gladinet.
"This is great news for Maclocks fans, as the iPad3 enclosure is now ready for
immediate shipping," says Alexander Gad, Maclocks GM. According to Gad: "Our designers are
working on new security solutions for iPad3, but we were happy to discover that the black
security enclosure fits the new iPad. With millions of dollars worth of tablets being
stolen each day, it was so important to have a valid iPad security solution for the iPad3.
Maclocks was the first to invent a lockable cover for iPad1 and we continue to lead the
market. Innovation and fast action is our commitment to Maclocks clients."
ViSalus(TM) is First Direct Seller to Complete Full Sales Force Mobile-ization
ViSalus Vi-Net Swipe Launch Fully Mobilizes 60,000+ Sales Force
LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSalus, the numberone challenge marketing company with its Body by Vi(TM) 90-Day Challenge, today launched "Vi-Net Swipe," furthering ViSalus' technological lead by allowing its sales force Promoters to enhance customer experience via a quick, safe and secure mobile network.
"ViSalus Promoters will now provide their customers an experience equivalent to that of the most technically advanced retail stores," stated Ryan Blair, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ViSalus. "This innovation will be the single most important shift toward customer-first, service-centric direct selling that the industry has experienced since ViSalus paved the way by launching challenge marketing in 2009."
"Our Promoters now have a fully integrated, mobile point of sale solution," stated Blake Mallen, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "This technological innovation gives our challenge Promoters the ability to provide instantaneous enrollment with a safe and secure point of sale. We believe this will provide a much better Promoter and customer experience and continue to drive our significant customer acquisition growth."
Vi-Net Swipe operates on Apple®, BlackBerry® or Android(TM) devices and is fully integrated into ViSalus' Vi-Net Mobile and social technology.
Further enhancing Visalus' customer value proposition, the company has opened its ViSalus Reverse Group Offer (RGO) to social media and web channels. The proprietary patent pending RGO technology, originally only offered to its promoter sales force in beta, now allows ViSalus' one million customers the opportunity to participate in tiered group savings on ViSalus products and services as well. "The goal is to offer our customers and promoters the best price on our products by allowing the community to purchase in volume from the company," continued Mallen, "and purchasing in a group allows for that, whether it's a box of our Nutra-Cookie's(TM), or a ticket to a Body by Vi(TM) Challenge event."
Launched originally in 2005 the company remains resolute on its mission to improve "Life, Health, and Prosperity"--through Direct Selling its premium weight-loss and active life style wellness products, and a global support community. ViSalus champions a Body by Vi(TM) member's range of personal health goals through five unique Challenge Kits designed to support individual milestones toward healthier living.
Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Los Angeles, CA and Troy, MI, ViSalus(TM) is the company behind the wildly successful Body by Vi(TM) Challenge, a 90-day health transformation platform. ViSalus champions personal victories and entrepreneurship through a social marketing model, premium products, and support community. Simple, Affordable, Rewarding & Fun--the Body by Vi Challenge is the fastest growing health and fitness Challenge in North America today. ViSalus(TM) is majority-owned by Blyth, Inc. (NYSE:BTH) http://www.ViSalus.com
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Energizer Improves Performance to World's Longest Lasting AA Battery in High Tech Devices
ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Energizer®Ultimate Lithium AA batteries--already the longest lasting AAs in high-tech devices--are getting a power boost. With a re-tooled formula including improved materials and construction, these batteries now last up to 9X longer* (previously 8X) in digital cameras. The improved AA batteries are beginning to appear on store shelves.
Energizer®Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries also last up to 9X longer* in high drain digital cameras.
Not to be outdone, Energizer®Advanced Lithium AA and AAA batteries last up to 6X longer* in digital cameras. They are available at a lower retail price and serve as an introduction to lithium technology and performance.
Energizer, a leader in battery innovation for more than half a century, continues to deliver the performance improvements consumers have come to expect.
"Ultimate Lithium batteries are ideal for digital cameras and flashes because they are designed to deliver energy at high rates. For this improvement we reconfigured the battery with improved materials, allowing it to deliver even more energy at a high rate," said Dan Durbin, technology manager for Energizer. "Fans and advocates of our lithium batteries will be happy to know Energizer continues to invest in identifying and evaluating ways to further extend runtimes with this powerful battery."
Powering Critical Situations
Engineered with a unique chemistry that provides the highest energy in high-tech devices of any battery in its respective sizes, Energizer® Ultimate Lithium batteries have long been the battery of choice for professionals who rely on battery power to get the job done. These batteries are included in select National Geographic photographers' camera bags and have even been approved and utilized by NASA to power remote impact sensors on the wings of multiple space shuttles.
Cold weather adventurers, including Mt. Everest climbers, Iditarod competitors and skiers training for the Olympics, appreciate the extended runtimes of Ultimate Lithium batteries but especially the continued performance in temperatures ranging from -40 degrees F to 140 degrees F and that the batteries are 33 percent lighter than alkaline. They are also used by select military and special forces units who encounter situations where power is critical, for devices ranging from night vision goggles to scopes.
These individuals and organizations rely on batteries during critical situations and need assurance they will have power when needed. That assurance is provided by Ultimate Lithium batteries as they have a 15-year shelf life (see chart) and a leak-proof construction, not found in any other primary battery sold in the United States.
Several major high-tech device manufacturers recommend Ultimate Lithium batteries in their devices for maximum performance. The most recognizable of these companies include Nikon, Garmin, Magellan, SPOT, Bushnell trail cameras, SteriPEN, Midland weather radios and RCA handheld cameras.
"We value the expanding list of endorsements from high-tech manufacturers who recommend end users power their devices with our lithium batteries," said Michelle Atkinson, Vice President, North America Marketing for Energizer. "Manufacturers are hoping customers have the best experience possible with their gadget and rely on our lithium technology to help optimize the device."
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), headquartered in St. Louis, MO, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer® brand battery products Energizer® MAX® premium alkaline; Energizer® Ultimate Lithium; Energizer® Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; portable flashlights and lanterns; power connectors, inductive chargers and, most recently, comprehensive household lighting collections.
Energizer continues to fulfill its role as a technology innovator by redefining portable power solutions to meet people's active lifestyle needs for today and tomorrow with chargers for rechargeable portable devices; charging systems for wireless video game controllers; and specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, toys and watches. Energizer is redefining where energy, technology and freedom meet to bring to market consumer-focused products that power the essential devices that help people stay connected and on the go at work and at play. Visit http://www.energizer.com, http://www.facebook.com/energizerbunny.
*vs. Energizer®( )MAX®(. )Results vary by camera.
**use less batteries, create less waste
eMbience Launches FOX Television's myFOX App for Feature Phones
Available on Qualcomm Incorporated's Brew® Platform, Comprising Content From 17 U.S. Markets
SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- eMbience Inc., mobile developer and strategist, today announced the availability of myFOX, the first-of-its-kind Brew application to feature content from local myFOX stations across the country. myFOX will be initially available on 25 Verizon handsets based on Qualcomm's Brew platform by mid-March.
myFOX subscribers are able to customize how they digest content including ticker and text alert options, as well as tailor the type of news they receive. Users also have a single point of access to morning show personality bios and social and media feeds from FOX morning show teams nationwide. And, myFOX news stories can be shared via Facebook, SMS and email and viewed as videos.
"Brew has enabled us to extend the FOX Television brand to feature-phone subscribers and give them an experience that rivals that of smartphones," said Nimish Shrivastava, founder and CEO of eMbience. "We created something unique for the Brew platform, which was an amalgamation of what FOX local station devotees are seeking: familiarity and trust. Whether at home or on the road, viewers are able to stay tuned in to the news most valuable to them from sources they have come to know."
"eMbience has once again proven they are one of the premier developers that continue to focus on the value of bringing recognized titles and brands to the large base of feature phone users," said Mitch Oliver, vice president of ecosystem development at Qualcomm Internet Services. "The myFOX app allows feature phone customers to be entertained and informed by a trusted and recognized brand."
Starting today, Fox Television will be airing their "No Smartphone, No Problem" spots in relevant communities across the country notifying its viewership of the myFox application and how to download it. During the promotion, users will be able to obtain the app by texting the keyword "myFOX" to 2777 from their Verizon feature phones.
myFOX contains breaking news, weather, entertainment, videos, celebrity gossip, interviews and sports, as well as detailed profiles of Fox personalities.
About eMbience Inc.
eMbience builds, manages and distributes on a global scale end-to-end eMpowered(TM)( )mobile Lifestyle, Entertainment and Music applications, portals and interactive promotions across mobile devices and platforms. eMbience's eMp2 platform is at the cornerstone of its proprietary products, including theRealMe, Drinktini and MovieGoer, and is also utilized by brands, agencies and retailers with forward-looking mobile strategies. eMbience's comprehensive portfolio comprises more than 70 product deployments across Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Brew, Brew MP, Windows Mobile, J2ME and HTML5 platforms on over 1,000 devices across more than 15 carriers globally. For more information, visit http://www.embience.com.
Qualcomm and Brew are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Unique StellarTrak Service a "Hit" with Customers -- LoadStar Signs 5 New Customer Contracts
GPS-Based Monitoring and Security of Shipments, Assets, and Resources Proves Beneficial to a Growing Customer Base
SEATTLE, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LoadStar announces that it has executed five (5) new definitive agreements with customers with terms ranging up to three years in duration. This follows the launch of the new StellarTrak(TM) service, which was announced on January 16, 2012.
-- A fresh produce grower that distributes throughout the Americas;
-- A clothing manufacturer shipping to the fashion centers in the European
-- A multinational consumer goods company intent on maintaining the
integrity of their shipments and consumer safety;
-- A logistics service provider offering integrated turn-key solutions to
customers in Asia; and
-- A manufacturer of home cooking products that are distributed in a
growing number of countries in the western hemisphere.
While the companies are diverse, they share the common objectives of providing physical integrity of their products while in-transit - as well as delivering on their promises to their end customers of having the right product, at the right place, at the right time.
Neil Smith, CEO of LoadStar, attributes the recent customer success to LoadStar's unique offering, stating: "We often hear from customers that logistics is 'a large part physical and a large part informational.' What they mean by that is that you need both physical transportation assets as well as reliable information systems in order to meet their needs."
"LoadStar and our parent company, Hutchison Port Holdings, are uniquely positioned to provide world-class services for both. As the pressure for product stewardship continues to rise, the accountability and control afforded by StellarTrak becomes even more attractive. StellarTrak( )provides indisputable, real-time information so all parties can work together to ensure the appropriate "duties of care" are adhered to, and that critical assets and resources are used to their maximum -- all from a solution that is easy to deploy and use," Mr. Smith said.
LoadStar provides complete GPS-based solutions to help customers improve the security and effectiveness of their shipments, assets, and resources. LoadStar operates worldwide, with offices in North America, Latin America and Asia. For more information, visit: http://www.LoadStarGlobal.com, or e-mail us at: info@LoadStarGlobal.com .
The white paper, written by Gary Angel, President of Semphonic, the web analytics
consulting global leader, highlights the rapid changes being experienced within digital
measurement and analytics at the enterprise level. Within the past year, the industry
itself has seen the rapid adoption and the evolution of tag management systems, the
re-platforming of most major web analytics solutions plus, perhaps most significantly, the
widespread use of advanced warehousing platforms to integrate and analyse digital data.
Yet even with these changes there are still major challenges with data governance,
robust data collection, data models and real-time data collection.
The white paper explores why most web analytics solutions do not meet these challenges
and are unable to deliver the capabilities necessary for many forms of advanced analysis.
For example, predictive modelling, data driven segmentation, regression and correlation
are unavailable in the off-the-shelf web analytics tools. Even more significantly is the
widespread desire to use digital data to drive customer conversations in real-time -
currently this is impossible with web analytics data due to the latency in data
availability and lack of all the individual-level data required.
The recently-announced web analytics strategy partnership between online customer
intelligence provider, Celebrus Technologies, and Semphonic ensures that Celebrus will be
one of the key technologies that Semphonic's consultants will have available to recommend
when assessing a client's digital and analytical requirements. Celebrus' unique tag-free
software collects data on individual visitors' interactions with a client's online
channels, including websites, mobile applications, Facebook, and YouTube, and from this
data builds individual profiles of the users. The preferences include highly granular,
detailed data, including on-site behaviour, preferences and frequency of visit.
Katharine Hulls, VP Marketing at Celebrus Technologies, comments, "The white paper
highlights important points for the modern marketer and data manager - primarily the
importance of the online customer intelligence that can be readily gathered and made
available throughout an organisation, and the broad utility that that data has. The
granular detail of the data which can be extracted from online activities can bring huge
benefits to those enterprises with an extensive online presence, especially when used to
drive real-time communications."
Gary Angel, President and CTO of web analytics consulting global leader Semphonic,
concludes, "This white paper provides a different perspective on trends in digital
marketing which we are hopeful will result in new emphases in the area of enterprise
measurement and digital big-data analytics. Across the globe there is a growing
appreciation of the benefits of real-time personalisation as part of an organisation's web
analytics strategy. However, there is still some way to go before this thinking becomes
Angel concludes, "We are hoping that with the white paper, we can educate the market
and accelerate the growth of an important new era in digital marketing. The joint launch
of the white paper strengthens the message that the partnership between Celebrus and
Semphonic is hugely significant in digital measurement and web analysis. We are excited by
the partnership and know that the white paper will bring truly insightful value to those
organisations that are looking to excel in digital marketing."
Semphonic [http://www.semphonic.com ] is the world's largest independent Web analytics
consultancy, with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Boston, New York,
Washington, DC and Portland, OR. Founded in 1997, the company has helped leading
corporations, government agencies and non-profits achieve measurable improvement in the
performance of their web channel. Clients include American Express, Charles Schwab,
Genentech, the National Cancer Institute, Sears and Turner Broadcasting. Semphonic is also
the driving force behind the premier web analytics conference, X Change.
About Celebrus Technologies
Celebrus Technologies delivers complete, real-time data, on online individual
visitors' behavior, environment and experience, and processes that in real-time to power
Customer Data Hubs, and drive cross-channel behavioral targeting, real-time
personalization & interaction management. With its tag-free content push, it can also
provide a personalization overlay for existing web sites and apps too.
Celebrus Technologies captures and analyzes interaction at the user interface from any
mobile or laptop browser, including Flash/Flex components, video players and many apps.
Celebrus Technologies' systems have come to define a new approach to the integration
of online applications into an enterprise's Information Architecture. The system's User
Interface Capture functionality provides a definitive, flexible and reusable source of
customer, behavioral, process and performance data from any internet, intranet or extranet
Celebrus Technologies delivers its solutions directly and via a range of OEM, reseller
and system integration partners around the world. Direct customers include AXA, Belron
(Autoglass), directgov, Rank Interactive, P&O Ferries and ghd. Celebrus Technologies'
partners include the SAS Institute, IS Solutions PLC, Teradata Corporation, OnMarc,
Oracle, MicroStrategy, Sybase and BIMA Consulting.
Row 44 Equips 250th Commercial Aircraft with its Satellite-Based Broadband Entertainment Platform; Now Operating Commercially Across Three Continents
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, Inc., provider of the world's leading In-Flight Broadband Entertainment Platform, announced today that it has installed its broadband entertainment solution on 250 planes for the company's commercial airline partners in North America, Europe and Africa. This makes Row 44's solution the only satellite-based airborne broadband operating for airlines on these three continents.
Row 44 is currently equipping several planes each week and has orders to install its broadband solution aboard hundreds more aircraft.
This announcement comes just prior to Row 44's debut of several new broadband entertainment services offered by its airline partners - services including live streaming IPTV, on-demand movies and television episodes, and bookable destination services in cities around the world. Upon those launches, Row 44's airline partners will be the only airlines in the world offering live IPTV television of major networks streamed to their passengers' own Wi-Fi enabled devices.
"Installing our 250th plane for airlines on three continents clearly establishes Row 44 as the global leader in in-flight broadband entertainment," said Howard Lefkowitz, Row 44's Chief Commercial Officer. "Airlines and their passengers are demanding ever-more bandwidth and broadband services in-flight - from connectivity, to a selection of live television channels, to a library of on-demand movies and TV shows, and more. Row 44's satellite-based broadband entertainment platform is uniquely positioned to accomplish this. Although several in-flight broadband providers claim to be 'developing' global solutions, Row 44 has actually done it. We look forward to continuing to work with innovative airlines around the world to create an outstanding broadband experience for every air traveler."
About Row 44, Inc.
Row 44, Inc. provides the world's leading in-flight broadband entertainment platform for commercial airlines. The company's flying Wi-Fi hotspot -- which delivers the world's fastest aviation broadband speeds to passengers -- provides airlines with an unmatched selection of revenue-generating and experience-enhancing entertainment, shopping and destination services. The company is partnering with airlines around the world, including world-renowned Southwest Airlines and 2009 Market Leadership Award recipient Norwegian Air Shuttle, to deliver a series of truly remarkable products to improve the commercial flying experience. For more information, visit http://www.row44.com.
Hillcrest Labs Unveils Next "Movement" for Smartphones and Tablets
- Introduces Freespace® MotionEngine(TM) for Mobile -
- Advanced motion control technology provides foundation for context awareness, augmented reality, pedestrian navigation, health and fitness, gaming, gesture control, and more -
ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillcrest Labs today announced that its award-winning natural motion control technology, Freespace, is now available for manufacturers and component suppliers of smartphones and tablets. Hillcrest's new Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile is an embedded software solution that manages and enhances the combined performance of motion sensors commonly found in smartphones and tablets - accelerometers, magnetometers, and gyroscopes - to enable today's motion-based applications and provide the foundation for next-generation user experiences.
According to information and analytics provider IHS, shipments of motion sensors in cell phones and media tablets will rise to 4.2 billion units in 2015, up from 1.5 billion in 2011(1). For years, Hillcrest has provided motion control technology to the Smart TV, video game, and PC industries, licensing its technology to companies such as LG Electronics, Roku, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and others. With the increased adoption of motion sensors in smartphones and tablets, Hillcrest now offers some of the most advanced, flexible, and cost-effective motion control technology to create differentiated products and applications for this growing market.
"The smartphone industry is at a key inflection point with motion control," said Chad Lucien, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Hillcrest Labs. "Motion sensors are now standard in mobile devices, but today's motion software implementations impose significant constraints that limit sensor choice, integration flexibility and performance. We aim to change that. Our Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile provides a unique software solution for Android(TM) and Windows® 8 smartphones and tablets, which delivers the highest performance and provides the most flexible integration options, while enabling manufacturers to use sensors from any major supplier in the market."
"Smartphones are becoming more and more advanced, ushering in new applications for medical services, navigation, augmented reality, gaming, and more," said Jeremie Bouchaud, director and senior principal analyst, MEMS and sensor for IHS. "Hillcrest has a track record of providing advanced motion control products to some of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world. As the demand for more sophisticated motion control technology grows within the smartphone and tablet industries, companies are now seeking more versatile software that provides a common platform to allow innovation across devices."
Potential Uses and Applications
The mobile industry has a specific set of sensor requirements, including the need to work with a variety of sensor suppliers and application processors across multiple mobile operating systems, maintain low costs, minimize battery usage, and extract the maximum performance out of the available sensors. The expanded use of multiple sensors in smartphones and tablets will require better sensor fusion and calibration to improve accuracy and support more advanced applications.
Freespace MotionEngine for Mobile is a necessary foundation for a variety of mobile applications, such as:
-- Context Awareness: The accurate sensor fusion provided by the
MotionEngine software enables precise tracking of a phone's motions and
surroundings that can be applied to context awareness applications. For
example, the phone could perceive a car accident or a bad fall, query
the user with a beep, and send a distress message or an emergency call
if the user does not respond in a timely manner.
-- Pedestrian Navigation: The MotionEngine software provides a key building
block to support improved navigation applications to augment GPS for use
in instances when GPS is not available or not accurate enough. For
example, the phone could sense that a user was walking in a shopping
mall, calculate location using Wi-Fi signals, monitor the user's pace,
and present the user with a coupon or special offer when they approach a
-- Augmented Reality: Smartphone suppliers can benefit from Hillcrest's
proven experience providing companies such as Kopin and Sensics with
advanced motion control for their head mounted computers and augmented
reality applications. Using similar technology, the MotionEngine
software can provide the foundation to create more advanced applications
or improve the performance of existing augmented reality applications.
-- Health and Fitness: The MotionEngine software can be used in mobile
devices to monitor users' physical activities. By calibrating and fusing
sensor data, a more accurate picture of user activity can be created,
without excessive battery use. Therefore, MotionEngine software can
enable new health and fitness applications, such as activity tracking
for calorie counting and diet purposes and effectiveness assessments of
exercise regimes and physical therapist treatment.
-- Immersive Gaming: The MotionEngine software can support more immersive
and precise motion gaming applications that make full use of the
gyroscope and the complete sensor configuration. For example, the phone
could be held and swung like a golf club to play a virtual outdoor game
of golf on the sidewalks of San Francisco. The phone could also be used
as an in-air mouse to control an onscreen cursor and play casual games
on Smart TVs.
-- Gesture Control: Accurate sensor fusion coupled with the Freespace
Gesture Recognition Engine allows users to perform motion gestures to
accomplish simple tasks. For example, users can flick their phone to the
left to go back in browser, or adjust the volume by tilting the phone to
the left or right.
Freespace Benefits and Advantages for Smartphone and Tablet Suppliers
Hillcrest's core Freespace MotionEngine software, on which the new smartphone platform is based, was recently selected as a prestigious 2012 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree. Hillcrest has been a pioneer in this field for more than 10 years and offers unique benefits and advantages to the smartphone market, such as:
-- Sensor Agnostic Solutions: Hillcrest's MotionEngine software works with
sensors from all major suppliers and Hillcrest can help companies
qualify sensors based on specific performance and pricing needs.
Hillcrest's sensor agnostic solutions enable lower costs by providing
multiple supply choices to manufacturers and suppliers, while
maintaining high performance standards.
-- Superior Sensor Performance: Hillcrest's proprietary static and dynamic
calibration processes deliver the industry's highest motion processing
performance, backed by proven mass-market deployments of major CE
-- Minimal Power Consumption: With Hillcrest's MotionEngine software,
sensors can be context-aware to know when they are needed or not,
shutting on and off to preserve battery life.
-- Essential Patent Portfolio: Hillcrest's global intellectual property
portfolio includes more than 60 issued patents, with more than 200
applications pending, and provides reassurance to customers bringing new
motion-based products to market.
-- Flexible Implementation Options: With a modular software architecture
and flexible implementation options for processor locations, sensor
configurations, and operating system support, Hillcrest can support a
wide range of applications and devices.
Hillcrest has received numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious CES Innovations Honoree Award multiple times, EE Times' ACE Award, PC World's 100 Best Products and Greatest Tech Designs, Popular Mechanics' Editors Choice, ECN's Reader's Choice Tech, and many others. Additional information about Hillcrest's broad portfolio of natural motion control products is available at http://www.hillcrestlabs.com.
About Hillcrest Labs
Hillcrest Laboratories (a.k.a. Hillcrest Labs) is a market leader in multiplatform motion software and products. The company provides motion solutions under the Freespace® brand for Smart TVs, smartphones and tablets, consumer electronics, and other markets. Companies that have licensed Hillcrest's technology for use in their products include: Eastman Kodak, LG Electronics, Logitech, Roku, SMK, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Universal Electronics (UEI), and others. For consumers, Hillcrest offers the Kylo® browser, a free Web browser for TV. For additional information, visit http://www.hillcrestlabs.com.
Hillcrest Labs, Freespace, and MotionEngine are trademarks of Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc. All company names and other trademarks remain property of their respective owners.
Free app lets you instantly create free conference calls anywhere on earth.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialdial, Inc. today announced the release of CrowdCall, a new, free mobile app for both iPhone and Android that lets you instantly create free conference or group calls with up to 20 people anywhere on earth. Users simply select the people they want to include in their conference from their contacts list, touch the call button and everyone on the list is called and connected to a group call. You can include anyone in your contact list in the call, they don't need to have the app to participate. The free app can be downloaded at http://socialdial.com/crowdcall/download.php.
"We wanted to make it easy for anyone to create a conference or group call right from their iPhone or Android phone," said Randy Adams, CEO of Socialdial, Inc. "It's great to connect with friends, family or business associates in a group call, but it has always been complicated and expensive to set up a call, especially from your phone. We are changing all that with CrowdCall, the easiest, free way to stay in touch. No dial-in numbers, no PIN codes to remember, just touch one button and everybody gets connected."
Instead of creating a dial-in number and PIN codes, CrowdCall simply calls everyone on the conference list when the user presses the call button. Participants receive a call from the user and simply answer and press the "1" key and are instantly connected to the conference. CrowdCall is ideal for families spread out across the world, especially for those with loved ones in military service abroad. CrowdCall is also great for connecting with your friends at any social event or to invite them over for a party. And of course CrowdCall is great for businesses interested in setting up a quick ad hoc conference call at a moments notice.
Socialdial offers CrowdCall free to everyone on iPhone and Android and is available in the Apple App Store and Android Market. The only cost incurred in using CrowdCall is a local call from the user to the CrowdCall server which simply uses local minutes on your phone plan.
Founded in 2012, Socialdial, Inc. is a next generation communications company, developing and deploying software and services which provide innovative solutions to consumer communications (text, voice, video and data) across the social graph. Socialdial specializes in free conference calling and identity-based interconnections for voice and data, circumventing traditional legacy-based numeric identities (telephone numbers) and instead allows consumers to connect via their unique social identities (email address, LinkedIn, Facebook identities, etc.).
SOURCE Socialdial, Inc.
CONTACT: Randy Adams, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-650-862-0870
Gamesys: Jackpotjoy Reveal Latest Lucky Online Bingo Special Winner!
LONDON, March 24, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Mr. Adam M claimed a cool GBP1000 jackpot prize on the UK's most visited Gaming site,
Jackpotjoy. The latest amazing prize was won on the monthly Bingo Special game, leaving
the recipient in total disbelief.
Traditional 90 ball online Bingo is a very popular game on the site. People play
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simply match the numbers called to those on your card to win. What makes the game so
special are the opportunities to win between the bingo games with our free mini games,
giving you the chance to win real money without even placing a bet.
This fantastic and entertaining game is great for meeting people too. The easy to use
chat feature allows you to talk to your fellow players and make new friends. With stakes
starting from as little as 10p, the Bingo Special is held on the last Friday of every
month. It's a fun and affordable way to spend a Friday night in.
Adam was very surprised to have won such a sum, saying, "I had just logged on to
deposit some more funds as I had spent the remainder of my funds earlier in the week and
totally forgot that I had bought for the weekly bingo draw. I couldn't believe that I had
won such an amount after only about five months of playing." Jackpotjoy are delighted to
congratulate Adam on this win, we hope to see you again soon.
Ace Barter Exchange Company Launch, March 27, 2012
Like Groupon, Facebook, E-Bay and other industry giants, Ace Barter Exchange is poised for explosive online growth.
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Like Groupon, Facebook, E-Bay and other industry giants, Ace Barter Exchange is poised for explosive online growth.
Company co-founder Stewart Stephenson says, "What makes us very unique is that Ace is the first and only Barter Exchange to marry the oldest form of currency in the world...Barter, with the fastest growing business trend in the world...Social Business Networking. This truly innovative combination enables Ace Barter business members to get more customers, earn more profits, and save more money, while Ace Barter affiliates can earn an incredible residual income for life!"
Ace Barter Exchange official launch date is March 27, 2012.
March Networks Obtains Final Court Approval of Arrangement with Infinova (Canada) Ltd.
OTTAWA, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - March Networks(®) (TSX: MN), a global provider of intelligent IP video solutions, today
announced that it has obtained a final order of the Ontario Superior
Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the "Court") approving the
previously announced arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "Arrangement") pursuant to which Infinova (Canada) Ltd. ("Infinova
Canada"), an indirect wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary of Shenzhen
Infinova Ltd. ("Shenzhen Infinova"), will acquire all of the issued and
outstanding common shares of March Networks for C$5.00 per share in
cash. Receipt of the final order follows the special meeting of
shareholders of March Networks, held pursuant to an interim order of
the Court, at which shareholders approved the Arrangement.
Assuming all remaining conditions under the arrangement agreement made
as of December 8, 2011 among March Networks, Infinova Canada and
Shenzhen Infinova (the "Arrangement Agreement") are satisfied or waived
(where permitted), the Arrangement is expected to become effective in
late March or in April, 2012.
About March Networks
March Networks® (TSX:MN) is a leading provider of intelligent IP video
solutions. For more than a decade, the company has helped some of the
world's largest commercial and government organizations transition from
traditional CCTV to advanced surveillance technologies used for
security, loss prevention, risk mitigation and operational efficiency.
Its highly scalable and easy to use Command(TM) video management platform
incorporates a web-based client interface to enable rapid system
deployment and complete system control. It is complemented by the
company's portfolio of high-definition IP cameras, encoders, video
analytics and hybrid recorders, as well as outstanding professional and
managed services. March Networks systems are delivered through an
extensive distribution and partner network in more than 50 countries.
For more information, please visit http://www.marchnetworks.com.
With solutions that enable end-users to extend the life of their
existing analog equipment by having it co-exist with their new IP video
equipment, Infinova provides megapixel, IP and analog surveillance
cameras, specialized cameras, core equipment for video control rooms,
fiber optic communications, access control products and customized
systems. Infinova is acknowledged for its exceptional customer service
programs and as "the Integrator's Manufacturer." Infinova has provided
security solutions for major projects including the Port of Miami,
Shanghai 2010 World Expo, the Panama Canal, Italy's AutovieVenete
Motorway, the Bangalore (India) toll surveillance system, Kuwait
International Airport, the 2010 Asian Games, the Los Angeles MTA and
Certain statements included in this release constitute forward-looking
statements, including those identified by the expressions "expect",
"intend" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to March
Networks or its management. The forward-looking statements are not
historical facts but reflect March Networks' current assumptions and
expectations regarding future results or events. These forward-looking
statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current
assumptions and expectations. The completion of the Arrangement is
subject to a number of terms and conditions, including required
regulatory approvals, as well as certain termination rights available
to the parties under the Arrangement Agreement. To the extent such
approvals are outstanding, they may not be obtained, the other
conditions to the transaction may not be satisfied in accordance with
their terms, and/or the parties to the Arrangement Agreement may
exercise their termination rights, in which case the Arrangement could
be modified, restructured or terminated, as applicable. Readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Actual developments may differ materially from those contemplated by
these statements depending on, among other things, the risks that the
parties will not proceed with the proposed transaction, that the
ultimate terms of the transaction will differ from those that are
currently contemplated, and that the transaction will not be
successfully completed for any reason (including the failure to obtain
any required approvals or satisfy other conditions). March Networks
does not intend, and disclaims any obligation, except as required by
law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.
*MARCH NETWORKS, March Networks Command and the MARCH NETWORKS logo are
trademarks of March Networks Corporation. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
SOURCE MARCH NETWORKS CORPORATION
MARCH NETWORKS CORPORATION
CONTACT: Ken Taylor
Chief Financial Officer, March Networks
Social Gaming Giant Pacific Interactive Launches Three New Games For House of Fun
Pacific Interactive, a developer of social gaming apps, has launched three new slot games for House of Fun. Facebook players can enjoy even more online slots as they play this exciting online casino game.
LONDON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Interactive has done it again with their debut of three new interactive slot machines for their wildly successful social gaming app, House of Fun. The initial response from online gamers was an overwhelming one, with over 700,000 users in the first month.
In less than five months, House of Fun has nearly doubled in monthly active users, with over 1.3 million users playing the interactive casino game on a regular basis. The success of this social gaming app can be attributed to the dedication of Pacific Interactive to introduce new, exciting games with a unique interactive format to social media users.
Pacific Interactive has added three brand new games to their social gaming app, House of Fun: Bug Mania, Secret of the Nile and Roller Girl. With a total of 19 different slots, House of Fun has a game that will appeal to everyone.
"We are thrilled with the amount of success we have seen with House of Fun. Our goal is to bring new and exciting games to our users, and we strive to offer them the best online gaming experience possible. We pride ourselves on our original concepts, striking graphics and ability to create a game where the player actually interacts with the game instead of merely going through the motions," said the CEO and Founder of Pacific Interactive (http://www.pacific-interactive.net/).
The success of House of Fun is growing at a steady rate of 120,000 new users a month, with no signs of slowing down. Players can access the interactive casino game at http://apps.facebook.com/houseoffun/, where they can experience all three of the newest additions to the game, Bug Mania, Secret of the Nile and Roller Girl.
About Pacific Interactive:
Pacific Interactive is comprised of experienced gaming industry professionals, committed to providing players with an unrivaled social gaming experience. With a number of game options available, players will be impressed with the crisp, colorful graphics, as well as the varied interactive play. House of Fun is the developer's latest endeavor, which is available on social media sites like Facebook.
SOURCE Pacific Interactive
CONTACT: Brett Ginsberg of Pacific Interactive, email@example.com
New and Interactive Store Highlights Comcast's Continued Commitment to Improving the Customer Experience
First Western Washington XFINITY Store Opens on March 23
FEDERAL WAY, Wash., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced the grand opening of its new XFINITY(TM) Store in Federal Way. The 4,900-square-foot store is designed entirely around the needs of customers and provides Comcast customers with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest XFINITY products and services.
The new store will have twice as many employees as the previous store, growing from five employees to 10.
Located at 31423 Pacific Highway South in Federal Way, the new XFINITY Store is conveniently located on a major bus route and features a 3D 65-inch flat screen TV and a comfortable seating area. Kiosks around the store provide customers with the opportunity to experience XFINITY TV and super-fast XFINITY Internet speeds, connect with XFINITY Voice service, try out the next-generation XFINITY Home's smart home services and demo the popular XFINITY TV apps on iPads located throughout the store.
Customers can take advantage of the speed and convenience of paying their bills using express payment kiosks. Customers also will spend less time in line, because the store utilizes a queue system that gives them the freedom to roam the store and learn more about the latest XFINITY products while waiting for service.
Most importantly, for those customers who wish to speak to a Comcast representative directly, trained and knowledgeable customer service consultants are available throughout the store to answer questions and demonstrate new products.
"We're proud to offer a brand new experience for our customers where they can try out our XFINITY products and services firsthand and meet face to face with knowledgeable customer service consultants who can help them get the most out of their existing services," said Len Rozek, senior vice president of Comcast's Washington Region. "This new store model has a more welcoming design and a friendly atmosphere as we apply the same mindset of innovation, speed and utility that our customers love about our products to our customer service."
The XFINITY Store is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 31423 Pacific Highway South (located on the Pacific Highway side of the mall, across from Barnes & Noble). This center replaces a facility at 1414 S. 324th Street and which was 1,200 square feet.
The new store in Federal Way is the first of four new XFINITY Stores planned for 2012 in the Washington Market. Comcast currently has 15 stores located throughout Washington.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA - News) (http://www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, local television station groups, television production operations, a major motion picture company and theme parks.
Comcast has about 3,200 Washington employees, including 1,000 local customer service representatives in three call centers, who serve more than 1.1 million customers in Washington. For more information, visit http://www.comcastinwashingtonstate.com
Now Control your TV with your Voice or a Hand Gesture
DENVER, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Furniture Row is pleased to announce Paul TV's interactive HDTV debut with the Samsung ES-Series. Paul's TV will debut the ES-Series this week at all Paul's TV Colorado locations.
Samsung's Smart Television uses hand gestures and voice to control TV Functions or browse the web. The "Smart Touch" remote has a fully function touchpad, allowing you to use one remote to control multiple devices and services. Each family member can create his or her own separate "Smart Hub" account by using "Face Recognition." Hundreds of apps are easily downloadable, with video-chat also available to connect with friends and family through your TV.
"Paul's TV is extremely excited about the opportunity to introduce Samsung's latest technology," says Gregg Colson, Paul's TV Marketing Manager. "Our goal is to introduce the 'wow' factor to our guests with our personal service and great products. I believe the Samsung ES-Series will do just that."
Paul's TV was established over 48 years ago in La Habra, California. Specializing in the latest technology for home entertainment systems, the "King of the Big Screen" offers a 30 Day Price Guarantee, free white glove delivery, basic set up, and old TV recycling. Both Furniture Row and Paul's TV pride themselves on their excellent customer service with an emphasis on customer satisfaction.
All 5 Denver metro area Sofa Mart stores in the Furniture Row Shopping Centers, as well as the Fort Collins location, include a Paul's TV.
Paul founded Paul's TV (and appliance at the time) over 46 years ago with a $1,000 loan from a relative. Working out of one small store in La Habra, CA, Paul's TV changed forever in 1978 with the introduction of the Big Screen TV. Customers can shop online or come into the store to talk with courteous and knowledgeable sales professionals. Visit http://www.paulstv.com to learn more.
About The Furniture Row Companies
The Furniture Row companies make up one of the largest family-owned specialty home furnishings and bedding retailers operating over 330 stores in 31 states. For more information, please visit http://www.FurnitureRow.com
Furniture Row also owns and is the primary sponsor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup team. For more information on the #78 Furniture Row Racing program visit http://www.FurnitureRowRacing.com
Contact: John Knippenberg / Furniture Row Marketing
Contact: Gregg Colson / Paul's TV
Jabra Sets the Standard for Mobile Workers; Suite of Products Enables Communicating Anywhere, Anytime
NASHUA, N.H., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent forecast from IDC*, the mobile worker population in the United States will account for 75% of the nation's workforce by 2015, indicating that workers everywhere are leaving the 9-to-5 days in the office behind and working remotely, traveling and collaborating via the cloud. Much of this increase is driven by the popularity of laptops, smartphones and tablets. To meet the demands of the mobile worker, Jabra has introduced a suite of products geared toward this growing category. The line includes the new Jabra SUPREME UC launching in May, and the critically acclaimed Jabra FREEWAY and Jabra SPEAK 410.
Following the introduction of the Jabra SUPREME last year, the first non-stereo headset to incorporate Active Noise Cancellation, the Jabra SUPREME UC expands the capabilities of the original product to work with all leading Unified Communications (UC) applications, including Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Skype(TM), and several others. The headset also works exceptionally for traditional calls with mobile phones, as well as for communicating and collaborating using tablets. Rounding out the Mobile Workers suite of products is the Jabra SPEAK 410, a compact speakerphone solution for spontaneous conferencing and collaboration, and the Jabra FREEWAY, a high-performance in-car speakerphone ideal for handling important calls while on the road.
"As Americans continue to move towards mobility, both inside and outside of the office, Jabra is focusing on making communicating on the go as easy as possible with our ever-growing suite of products dedicated to the mobile workforce," says Mogens Elsberg, CEO of Jabra. "With this line of products, we are providing mobile workers with hands-free communication options for use in the office, in the car, on the street, and anywhere else business needs to be done."
The Jabra SUPREME UC comes equipped with a nano, pre-paired Bluetooth USB adapter, making it possible to connect to PCs and use the headset for UC supported calls or traditional mobile phone calls. Users can stay connected to both devices, switching seamlessly between mobile and UC calls with the simple push of a button.
Active Noise Cancellation, traditionally only available in high-end noise cancellation stereo headphones, is also included in the Jabra SUPREME UC and uses one dedicated microphone and an electronic chipset to generate an "anti-noise" sound, removing ambient noise heard by the person wearing the headset. This technology ensures that whether the headset is being used on-the go on a mobile phone or with a UC platform in a noisy office setting.
The Jabra SUPREME UC will be available in May at select channel partners for a suggested retail price of $149. The Jabra SPEAK 410 and FREEWAY are currently available for $159 and $129, respectively.
* Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011-2015 Forecast (IDC #232073, December 2011)
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) - listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 850 people worldwide and in 2011 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,106 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra's consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.
CONTACT: John LeRoy, 360 Public Relations for Jabra, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-617-585-5791, or Stacey Clement, 360 Public Relations for Jabra, email@example.com, +1-617-585-5774; or General Managers, North America: Jonas Forsberg, Consumer Solutions, Jabra, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Pete Fox, Business Solutions, Jabra, email@example.com