New 2012 Vehicle Model Plays to Music Lovers with Pandora
OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading personalized radio service, announced today that its automotive partner Hyundai began to deliver the all-new Pandora-enabled 2012 Veloster to dealers nationwide this month. The Veloster is a new model that is targeted towards drivers who seek to bring the "digital age" to the driving experience.
Pandora is offered as a free, standard feature in every new Veloster. This Hyundai integration with Pandora makes it possible for drivers to enjoy their personalized Pandora stations behind the wheel. At launch, the Veloster is compatible with the iPhone and connects to the dashboard using Bluetooth technology.
Pandora executive vice president of business and corporate development Jessica Steel said, "The car is an extremely popular venue for radio listening and we are thrilled that people can now listen to Pandora personalized radio right in the dash of their new Hyundai Veloster."
"Veloster is a fun-to-drive, three-door coupe that exemplifies Hyundai's commitment to offering drivers the latest and greatest in-vehicle connectivity and technology," said Scott Margason, director Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Having Pandora internet radio easily accessible in the Veloster enhances the drive experience, allowing Veloster customers to listen to their favorite music everywhere they go."
ABOUT HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.
Pandora (NYSE: P) gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.) Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" - a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. http://www.pandora.com
CONTACT: Mollie Starr, Pandora Communications and Public Relations, +1-510-842-6996, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deborah Roth, Pandora Communications and Public Relations, +1-510-842-7928, email@example.com, or Dominic Paschel, VP, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, +1-(510)-842-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Derek Joyce, Product Public Relations Manager, Hyundai Motor America, +1-714-594-1728, email@example.com
Audi Launches New Mobile Experiences for U.S. Luxury Performance Car Shoppers
-- New mobile approach provides easier navigation to information potential and existing customers want instantaneously
-- New m.audiusa.com and all Audi dealer websites will feature optimized HTML5 technology
-- Audi creates interactive mobile apps for all new models
HERNDON, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Audi of America launched a new mobile marketing experience aimed at delivering information on the brand's products whenever and wherever premium car buyers demand it.
The strategy began with the recent re-launch of m.audiusa.com powered by the latest HTML5 technology optimized for all mobile devices. It also features a fully interactive mobile environment that sends existing and potential Audi customers to the choices they expect to make on the go. The mobile experience includes interactive banner ads on prominent Web sites and apps, and downloadable product apps featuring detailed content on new models, vehicle features and comparison data. The experience also allows users to locate nearby dealers, access dealer inventory and schedule test drives.
With this new functionality, Audi owners also can visit m.audiusa.com and find easy pathways to make Audi Financial Services lease payments or schedule maintenance visits through click-to-call functionality.
"Our research shows that 41 percent of U.S. Internet users shop for autos on their mobile devices and 92 percent of Audi buyers visit AudiUSA.com before purchasing their vehicle," said Scott Keogh, Chief Marketing Officer, Audi of America. "That's why we're taking a more sophisticated and interactive approach to meeting mobile customers on their terms."
With its new mobile strategy, Audi is making it easier for consumers to get the level of detailed information they need on the go. One new example: Interactive iPad applications for the Audi A6, A7 and A8 models are now available for download in the iTunes App Store to let customers easily find rich content on the newest luxury Audi cars. Audi also created a custom Event Application for use at auto shows and other industry events. A robust set of Audi mobile advertising built around the new Audi A6 includes iAds, which are rich mobile immersive banners on the iPhone and iPad and other rich media experiences running on top-tier mobile sites, such as nytimes.com. The iAd allows users to explore key features of the A6 in an interactive experience, find the closest Audi dealer, schedule a test drive and when on an iPad, even download the A6 Experience directly to their device.
The latest mobile site strives to reach new mobile consumers at every point of the purchasing process, while enabling full transparency about Audi's model line-up, key Audi technology features and easy dealer access to potential Audi consumers. Based on reports surrounding the role of mobile technology in the car buying process, 44 percent of potential car buyers with smartphones will use them to compare prices right on a dealer lot and nearly 70 percent of Audi buyers had recently used major social media channels.(i)
These new experiences also give potential buyers a functional and visual platform to research and compare in real-time to help make the auto buying process efficient and hassle free, while also giving auto shoppers more control over when and how they access auto information.
For more information on Audi's latest mobile experience please visit m.audiusa.com or download the new Audi A6 iPad app.
Audi of America, Inc. and its 276 U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands globally. During 2009 Audi outsold all other luxury brands in Europe, while in the U.S. market Audi posted the largest market share gain of any luxury automotive brand. Over the next few years, AUDI AG expects to spend nearly $2 billion annually on new products and technology. Visit http://www.audiusa.com or http://www.audiusanews.com for more information regarding Audi vehicle and business issues.
(i) Greystripe Study 2011; The Media Audit
SOURCE Audi of America, Inc.
Audi of America, Inc.
CONTACT: Brad Stertz, Audi of America Communications, +1-703-364-7440, Mob.: +1-703-344-1320, firstname.lastname@example.org
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Rail Corp. ("Patriot"), a privately-held short line and regional freight railroad holding company, today announced the launch of its new advanced interactive website. The new website has many upgraded features that are user friendly and allows our customers and employees to easily navigate among the various areas of the website.
The most exciting new feature is the addition of custom maps of each railroad, powered by Google Maps. Google Maps allow users to see a map, satellite, and hybrid version of each Patriot railroad. Each railroad is featured with a custom rail map, location, general information, and history.
Also added to the website was a new Real Estate section which allows customers to inquire about parcels of land for development or sale. This section is especially helpful for prospective shippers who desire Patriot's reliable and customer-focused short line rail service.
"We are very pleased with the upgraded Patriot Rail website, and are excited about the many features that the new website offers," said Gary O. Marino, Chairman, President & CEO of Patriot Rail.
Patriot Rail Corp. is a short line and regional freight railroad holding company based in Boca Raton, Florida. The company owns and operates 12 short line freight railroads comprising over 500 total rail miles in 12 states. For more information on Patriot Rail Corp. visit http://www.patriotrail.com. Contact: Wayne August 561-443-5300.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BackAtYou.com, a technology platform helping businesses maximize the marketing power and effectiveness of Facebook and Twitter, announced their public launch and release of 5 marketing products businesses can use to significantly improve social media marketing. BackAtYou.com was previously in a private beta release.
Back At You is a self-service platform that allows business owners and marketing teams to easily create, launch and analyze social media marketing campaigns and promotions. The Company provides incentive technology whereby businesses can create a marketing campaign to better convert and grow a customer base, engage existing fans after the initial "Like" or "Follow," and create a viral buzz. As part of every marketing promotion, clients have access to their own set of detailed metrics to analyze its performance and ROI. The Back At You platform is easy to use, affordable and highly effective for all size businesses.
Over the past 3 months, Back At You has focused on helping beta clients of all sizes create highly successful online marketing campaigns. The data compiled during the private beta included over 50 campaigns reaching millions of fans; highlights of the data include:
-- 300-400% increase in conversions of Facebook Likes using the Company's
Facebook Like promotion compared to a standard Facebook Page not using
-- 85% of participants in a marketing campaign posted the brands predefined
image and message to their Facebook Wall; and
-- 200 people, on average, were exposed to the brands' promotion for each 1
Facebook Wall post.
Michael Glazer, Founder and CEO of Back At You, says, "As we launch to the public, we are excited about the data and the results that have been achieved. Our clients are even happier. This time last year we were interviewing countless leaders in social media, marketing and technology. We took our time gathering their suggestions and integrating them into the development process to craft a site that can truly make a difference for a business marketing online. It's essential to separate yourself from the social media pack; we believe the quality of our technology and the data collected in the beta are what differentiate us from other companies in social media."
About Back At You:
Back At You is a technology platform helping businesses maximize the marketing power and effectiveness of Facebook and Twitter. The Company's self-service platform allows business owners and marketing teams to easily create, launch and analyze social media marketing campaigns and promotions. Businesses can create a marketing campaign using Back At You's incentive technology to better convert and grow a customer base on Facebook and Twitter, engage existing fans after the initial "Like" or "Follow," and create a viral buzz. As part of every marketing promotion, clients have access to their own set of detailed success metrics to analyze its performance and ROI.
Back At You offers 5 different marketing products businesses can customize and use on social networks. Whether the goal is to use networks like Facebook to grow and better engage an audience, Twitter, to spread a message and gain followers, either network to collect feedback and email addresses, or reward new and existing fans with a coupon, the Back At You platform is easy to use, affordable and highly effective for all size businesses.
For more information, please contact email@example.com or 818.990.0565.
Eurostar Awards On-board Wi-Fi Connectivity and Infotainment Contract to Nomad Digital Ltd.
LONDON, September 29, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Eurostar, the high speed rail service between UK and mainland Europe,
has awarded NOMAD Digital Ltd ('NOMAD'), the specialist provider of
connectivity solutions to the rail industry, the contracts to supply
on-board Wi-Fi connectivity and state-of-the-art infotainment for its
existing fleet of high speed trains. This follows a rigorous, competitive
procurement process in which NOMAD emerged as the clear winner.
Over the next three years, Eurostar is making a GBP700 million
investment in its fleet. This includes the complete overhaul and
refurbishment of the existing fleet as well as the purchase of 10 new e320
train sets from Siemens. This programme of investment will ensure that
Eurostar will be able to expand its operations and provide its passengers
with the best possible travel experience and service in a competitive
environment across its entire fleet.
When the Eurostar refurbished trains and the new e320 trains come into
operation in 2013 and 2014 respectively, customers will have access to high
speed broadband internet on board. Passengers will also be able to view
and/or download pre-loaded entertainment/infotainment to their own devices
via a Secure Wireless LAN. The quality of the NOMAD technology is such that
passengers will enjoy a high speed connection to the internet at all times
throughout their journey, a seamless switchover at international borders and
connectivity wherever the customer is seated and whenever it is required.
In addition to providing connectivity solutions and infotainment the
contracts will also cover the provision of spares and maintenance (for 5
years) as well as monitoring and multilingual service support to customers.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director at Eurostar, said: "We are very pleased
to be working with NOMAD and are confident that their Wi-Fi and infotainment
solutions will significantly enhance the on-board travel experience and
deliver our customers a high quality broadband service. Access to a high
speed internet and quality infotainment is increasingly important to
passengers and will ensure that whether they are travelling for business or
leisure, they get the most out of their journey. In a world of on-rail
competition providing the optimal digital experience will be key to our
Alexander Eriksen, CEO at NOMAD said: "We are delighted to have been
selected for provision of the wifi and infotainment solution for the
Eurostar fleet. This contract is very strategic to NOMAD representing its
entry into both the high speed rail and French markets. We look forward to
working with such a prestigious company as Eurostar and delivering a high
quality broadband experience to its customers."
Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway
companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1
September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by
three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994
carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then,
the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 115 million passengers between
London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will
continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet.
Eurostar is the Official International Rail Service Provider for the
London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the UK
Senior Press Officer
Eurostar Press Office
+44(0)20 7843 5405 http://www.eurostar.com
hotels.com Adds New iPad App to its Mobile Portfolio
Travelers can now book through the web, phone, Facebook "HotelsWithMe" and iPhone /iPad applications
DALLAS, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- hotels.com®, the world's leading hotel booking website, has launched a new iPad application available for free download. Available in more than 30 languages, the app allows users to search and book at almost 140,000 hotels around the world. Users can choose from 20,000 last minute hotel deals, browse more than 2.5 million guest reviews and find last-minute accommodations.
The booking flow is intuitive and has also been built to allow the keyboard to remain at the bottom of the screen throughout the process for ease of use. Users can flick through hotels, photos and reviews with one swipe, explore the interactive skyline with landmarks from around the world, make use of the powerful sort and filter tools and also save and manage their favourite hotels.
Scott Booker, SVP eCommerce for Hotels.com, said: "I am really proud and excited by this new development and am sure our customers will really enjoy using it. We have developed a truly innovative search experience which takes advantage of all the great usability functionality that Apple offers and have combined that with our expertise to enable users to find the right hotel quickly and easily."
"We launched our two mobile apps in April and well over 1.5 million have already been downloaded. We expect this new app to produce a big boost to those numbers."
Users can book as a guest or create a hotels.com account which can then be synchronized between the iPad, smart phone and desktop. Even without internet connection, all past and future bookings can be accessed. The app supports welcomerewards®, the hotels.com loyalty program that offers one free night for every 10 nights booked, so users never run the risk of missing out on their awards.
The iPad application is one of six different ways consumers can book through hotels.com: through the web on hotels.com; via the phone; on the hotels.com Facebook app, "HotelsWithMe," and in either of the two mobile booking apps available on iPhone and Android.
Megan Tyrie - Ruder Finn for hotels.com
Phone: (212) 593-5815
Taylor L. Cole, APR
hotels.com North America
Phone: (469) 335-8442
Hotels.com® is a leading provider of lodging worldwide, offering almost 140,000 properties in over 60 countries from national chain hotels and all-inclusive resorts to local favorites and bed & breakfasts. Hotels.com is the smarter way to book travel by offering welcomerewards®, an industry leading loyalty rewards program; the real opinions of other travelers captured in over two million Guest Reviews and; a Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking with hotels.com can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit hotels.com. Hotels.com is an operating company of Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE). Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/hotelsdotcom and Twitter via http://www.twitter.com/hotelsdotcom or visit the hotels.com Travel Smart Blog for consumer and business travel information. Get clayed at http://www.clayyourself.com. Detailed Hotel Price Index data is available at: http://www.hotel-price-index.com, hotels.com, A Smarter Way to Book(TM).
Future Systems Solutions Launches Casper Secure(TM) Drive Backup 3.0 for PGP® Whole Disk Encryption
First and Only PC Backup Solution Designed for Users of Whole Disk Encryption Technology Now Incorporates Major Performance and Usability Improvements.
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Systems Solutions, Inc. (http://www.fssdev.com) announces Casper Secure(TM) Drive Backup 3.0 for PGP® Whole Disk Encryption, a major upgrade to the first and only PC backup solution to address problems affecting users of whole disk encryption technology.
New in Casper Secure Drive Backup 3.0:
-- PGP Administrative Policy Enforcement - enforces administrative policies
through PGP Universal Server.
-- New SmartStart(TM) Wizards - makes backing up or replacing a PGP Whole
Disk Encrypted Windows system drive faster and easier than ever.
-- SmartSense(TM) Disk Detection - jump-starts the backup process by
automatically detecting when a new portable disk or existing backup disk
is attached to the computer.
-- SmartSense(TM) Automatic Backups - fully automates maintaining a system
backup on a portable drive.
-- SmartRelease(TM) - automatically prepares a portable backup drive for
safe removal after a backup.
-- Enhanced AccuClone(TM) Technology - improves data migration to smaller
drives, making migration to Solid State Drives even faster.
-- Enhanced Solid State Drive and Advanced Format Drive Support - improves
automatic detection and support of solid state and Advanced Format
drives; supports drives greater than 2TB.
-- USB 3.0 Support - complete support for booting a backup on USB 3.0
Casper Secure Drive Backup 3.0 is the only solution to create a complete, immediately-bootable, fully-updatable backup of a PGP whole disk encrypted drive that retains the data in its original encrypted state. Recovery is near-instantaneous. No special rescue disk, lengthy restoration process, nor time-consuming re-encryption process is required.
Casper Secure Drive Backup 3.0 supports all versions of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
Companies interested in a site or enterprise-wide license, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Future Systems Solutions, Inc.
Future Systems Solutions develops and markets innovative software solutions for the PC. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, FSS also has offices in Atlanta, GA. Further information may be obtained by calling 800-272-5457, visiting the FSS website at http://www.fssdev.com, or contacting Marty Rubenstein at email@example.com.
Contact: Marty Rubenstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
This release was issued through The Xpress Press News Service, merging e-mail and satellite distribution technologies to reach business analysts and media outlets worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.XpressPress.com.
Military and Aerospace Leader SEMICOA Strengthens Presence in Florida and Southeast: Partners With Florida's Alliance Group One
OLDSMAR, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICOA Corporation, a leading provider of high reliability, discrete semiconductors to the military and aerospace industries today strengthened its presence in Florida and the Southeast by announcing a partnership with Florida's Alliance Group One, a top manufacturers representative to Florida's large military, aerospace and electronic industries. Alliance Group One will represent SEMICOA's growing bipolar, power MOSFETS and diode business lines in Florida, targeting both military and aerospace as well as commercial and industrial markets.
For more than forty years, SEMICOA has been a leading supplier of high reliability, radiation- hardened discrete semiconductors to the U.S. military, aerospace and space industries. The addition of Alliance Group One in Florida is one of many new steps planned by SEMICOA to rapidly grow and support its large, diverse mil/aero customer base in key regions in the USA.
"Many of our nation's leading companies Lockheed, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, and others were instrumental in helping SEMICOA succeed," noted Ramesh Ramchandani, President, SEMICOA. "We plan on repaying this loyalty with products and services that they can count on. The first wave of bipolar and MOSFET product developments have been completed and fully deployed in the market. Our efforts are now focused on expanding sales, service and support to our nation's military, and aerospace communities where more than 650 customers currently support our products. Alliance Group One has a stellar reputation in the Southeast. SEMICOA is delighted to partner with them to assure continued growth and support in this important region.
"Florida is a critical military and aerospace market that deserves better support and more flexible product options," commented Gary Bolohan, Principal at Alliance Group One in Florida. "SEMICOA leadership in the mil/aero space coupled with the expansion of service and deployment of new resources to support the mil/aero communities will be well received in Florida and the Southeast."
About Alliance Group One
For more than 20 years, Alliance Group One has been renowned for proving first class service to military, aerospace and commercial customers throughout the region. For more information about the company, visit http://www.alliancefla.com.
Founded in 1968, SEMICOA CORPORATION is a leader in the design and development of bipolar, Power MOSFETS and diodes for high-reliability military, aerospace and commercial applications. SEMICOA facilities achieved the highest U.S. government qualification (JANS, MIL-PRF-19500, Space Level) for the production of electronic components and are also ISO9001: 2000, and AS9100: 2004 Rev B certified. A strong U.S. and global sales, marketing and distribution network supports its Southern California based design, development and wafer fabrication operations. For more information visit http://www.SEMICOA.com.
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Joins Teradata ISV Partner Program, Appfluent Brings Its Award-Winning Software to Teradata Customers
ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Appfluent Technology, Inc., the leader in business activity and data usage software for Big Data and Analytic Applications, today announced a new partnership with Teradata Corporation (NYSE: TDC).
Appfluent will partner with Teradata to deliver granular insight into business activity, data usage and data integration processes to enable IT to better align with the business and reduce total cost of information management while driving the success of business intelligence and data warehouse initiatives. With Appfluent, Teradata customers will be able to:
-- Measure how business units and departments are utilizing data to better
justify costs and more efficiently prioritize resources
-- Gain insight into how data is being used in data warehouses to optimize
their design and load processes
-- Monitor ETL/data integration processes and correlate them with database
workloads to improve performance
-- Audit user activity across BI applications, reports, and databases to
ensure the trusted usage of sensitive corporate information
"We have overwhelming demand from mutual customers who use Appfluent to manage their non-Teradata data warehouse platforms to provide a version for Teradata as they move legacy data warehouse platforms to Teradata" said Frank Gelbart, Appfluent CEO.
Teradata (NYSE: TDC) is the world's leading analytic data solutions company focused on integrated data warehousing, big data analytics, and business applications. Teradata's innovative products and services deliver integration and insight to empower organizations to achieve competitive advantage. Visit teradata.com for details.
Teradata is a registered trademark of Teradata Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.
About Appfluent Technology
Appfluent delivers Analytics for IT to drive smarter decisions, faster and better aligned with the business. Appfluent's solutions provide visibility into business activity and usage, exposes how data is used and what data is unused, and tracks inappropriate or unauthorized user activity. With Appfluent, IT organizations can rationalize costs and plan investments, respond faster with fewer resources and more effectively manage exploding data growth. For more information about Appfluent Technology, please visit the company's web site at http://www.appfluent.com
Appfluent is a registered trademark of Appfluent Technology, Inc. All other products, services and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
SocialToaster Launches Brand Ambassador Program With Baltimore Ravens
BALTIMORE, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SocialToaster is pleased to announce the Baltimore Ravens as its latest client. Using SocialToaster, the Ravens have created a branded ambassador program called RavensReps to tap into their existing online community and engage fans willing to share Ravens content with friends and followers via their social networks.
RavensReps utilizes SocialToaster's newest features, which allow ambassadors to pick which content types to share and earn points for participating in the program. Points earned by signing up for RavensReps and promoting Ravens content on personal social networks can result in winning prizes such as a Ray Rice autographed helmet and other Ravens merchandise.
"We're excited about how this program allows us to enlist the help of our online community, The Flock, in the distribution of Ravens content via their social networks," says Michelle Andres, vice president of digital media for the Ravens.
"Working with the Baltimore Ravens is a wonderful opportunity for us," says SocialToaster CEO Brian Razzaque. "Being based in Baltimore, we're all big fans and we're looking forward to being able to have an impact with such a great organization right in our own backyard."
Singing Machine Announces Release of New Mobile Karaoke Application
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Singing Machine Company, Inc. ("Singing Machine" or the "Company") (OTCBB: SMDM) through a partnership with Stingray Digital Group, proudly announces the release of its new mobile application: "The Singing Machine Mobile Karaoke App, powered by The KARAOKE Channel", available now through iTunes and the Apple App Store. For $0.99, karaoke lovers everywhere gain access to a library of high quality karaoke videos streamed to their mobile devices. With a complimentary song list updated monthly and over 8,000 songs available through a 30 Day In App subscription, the Singing Machine Mobile Karaoke App is sure to bring a true karaoke experience with you wherever you go.
"It's exciting for us," commented Gary Atkinson, CEO of The Singing Machine. "Finding fresh new karaoke music has always been the number one challenge for our customers. With the App, our customers can find thousands of popular or hard-to-find songs right from their mobile device. In addition, we are simultaneously releasing new Singing Machines designed specifically with the App in mind. The goal was to combine the instant access of digital music with our convenient Singing Machine hardware to create a convenient and fun karaoke experience."
The app allows users to easily and efficiently stream high quality karaoke songs with full-motion video to their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad devices. Simply download the app, dock your device to your Singing Machine and unleash the fun! This new karaoke app, from the leaders in home karaoke, offers great hit songs in the style of today's top artists, such as Lady GaGa, Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson and many others. The songs are played with original concept video backgrounds and an optional lead vocal guide track can be turned on or off, if you need a little help singing the song. Full song lyrics are included on each song's info page.
Highlights of the app include:
-- High quality karaoke videos streamed over your mobile network or Wi-Fi
to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.
-- Listen and sing along to songs with or without lead vocals (when
-- Browse top songs in the charts or search by title, artist or lyrics.
-- Quickly access recently played songs and favorites.
-- Easily share songs with friends.
-- Connect to your Apple TV with AirPlay to display karaoke videos on your
TV (device requires iOS 4.3).
About The Singing Machine
Incorporated in 1982, The Singing Machine Company develops and distributes a full line of consumer-oriented karaoke machines and music under The Singing Machine(TM), SMDigital(TM), SoundX(TM), Sound X Kids(TM) and other brand names. The first to provide karaoke systems for home entertainment in the United States, The Singing Machine is available in North America, Europe and Australia. The Singing Machine is also the first to offer digital music downloads for play on home karaoke machines. See http://www.singingmachine.com for more details.
About Stingray Digital Group
Stingray Digital is a leader in interactive music distribution. Stingray's properties include:
-- Galaxie, the leading digital music service on TV in more than 10 million
households in Canada and in the US,
-- Music Choice Europe, a digital music service delivered to over 10
million homes in Europe and Africa,
-- The KARAOKE Channel, the world's largest licensed karaoke library and
karaoke service on TV with 50 million subscribers and on the Internet,
-- Concert TV, a VOD service distributed to 30 million homes in the US and
-- Stingray360, a leader in sensorial marketing solutions for businesses,
-- Stingray Music, music licensing for film, television, advertising and
Stingray Digital is financially backed by Telesystem and Novacap and headquartered in Montreal. Stingray Digital has 136 employees in offices across Canada and additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and London, England.
This press release contains forwardlooking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forwardlooking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management and include, but are not limited to statements about our financial statements for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. You should review our risk factors in our SEC filings which are incorporated herein by reference. Such forwardlooking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the company does not undertake any obligation to update any forwardlooking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.
SOURCE The Singing Machine Company, Inc.
The Singing Machine Company, Inc.
CONTACT: Kelli Bodinizzo, +1-954-596-1000 ext. 103, KelliB at singingmachine.com
Vayama Canada Announces its "Big Fat Greece Ticket Giveaway"
Win two free tickets to Greece on Vayama Canada
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian online travel agency Vayama.ca has announced their "Win a trip to Greece with Turkish Airlines" Giveaway. To be eligible, entrants can visit the Vayama.ca website and register at http://www.vayama.ca/win_a_trip_to_greece.
The lucky winner will receive two free roundtrip tickets from Toronto to Athens with Turkish Airlines in Comfort Class and three complimentary nights with breakfast included at the luxurious boutique hotel O&B, located in the heart of the historic centre of Athens, Greece.
A random draw for the prize will be held by Vayama Canada on November 16, 2011. Chances of winning will be dependent upon the number of eligible entries received during the contest period starting September 13th to November 15th, 2011.
Greece is the cradle of western civilization and the home of the Olympian gods. From the Acropolis to the Plaka, Athens will charm you with its cultural and culinary wonders, all washed down with a glass of Ouzo. Ferries depart Athens every day to the slower-paced Aegean islands, including Crete and Santorini. An island hopping Greek vacation is a trip of a lifetime. Celebrate it Greek style with a few broken plates. Ya sou!
Vayama.ca is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel originating from Canada. The company offers travellers a vast selection of flights through its online booking engine that taps into inventory not available on other online travel websites.
Vayama is part of Travix International B.V., a global travel company that manages an extensive portfolio of international travel websites operating under the following brands: Vayama (USA, UK & Canada), CheapTickets (Europe & Asia), Vliegwinkel.nl (Netherlands), BudgetAir (The Netherlands, United Kingdom & France) , Flugladen (Germany) and easytobook.com ( Worldwide).
Travix operates in 16 countries; employs 430 staff and has combined sales in excess of USD $1,1Billion.
SOURCE Vayama Canada
CONTACT: Eve Cabanel, +1-778-836-6015, email@example.com
A New Dating Site Finds Your Soul Mate Using Numerology
A New Dating Site, NumberforLove.com, uses Ancient Numbers to Match You Up
CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It might sound tricky or mysterious but it's really not. The new dating site NumberforLove.com relies on your unique numerology profile to match you with that perfect someone.
"This is the closest you can get to finding a genuine connection because our answers are based on who you really are, not responses to questions that are the same for everyone," said Valiee Loring, Founder.
"In this vast universe there are true soul mates for each one of us," says Valiee, "and we are here to help you find yours."
Launched in August 2011, NumberforLove.com is a new dating site that uses a person's life numbers to match them up. Number for Love analyzes numbers that won't lie and dates that won't change, like a person's birthdate. It then pairs users with someone that has a perfect complement to their numbers.
Typical dating sites use responses to questions that are nearly identical for everyone. The Number for Love matching algorithm utilizes an ancient and trusted approach that has been helping people for thousands of years. This deep analysis puts people further on their path to finding lasting relationships than simple "yes or no" questions can achieve.
Numerology is the study of the relationship between numbers and physical objects or living things. Numerology works for the same reason that the multiplication table works - it's based on time tested formulas. By applying these mathematical formulas to the numbers representing a person's name and birth date, a numerologist can arrive at a remarkably complete and accurate character analysis. It can be used to discover a person's personality, strengths and talents, obstacles, inner needs, emotional reactions and ways of dealing with others.
NumberforLove.com launched in August of 2011 as the first online dating site to employ a matching engine based on numerology. Security is provided by the S2Verify system to provide a safer and more secure dating experience for singles. Open to all users 18 years and older, NumberforLove.com caters to all types of relationships and welcomes diversity.
About the Founder, Valiee Loring
Valiee is a master numerologist; she holds a Doctor of Metaphysics degree (MsD), is a certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCH), and author and teacher in the field of metaphysics and personal growth. She was the numerologist for the Jeraldine Saunders Astrological Report, produced by Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., and author of "Learn Numerology for Fun & Profit" a teaching workbook. She has over 40 years of practice in matchmaking and numerology.
CONTACT: Garret Akerson of Motionstrand, +1-760-489-7800, firstname.lastname@example.org, for NumberforLove.com; or Valiee Loring of NumberforLove.com, +1-760-436-3007, email@example.com
NewsGator & Colligo Mash-Up Email, Social Communications, and Document Management for Improved SharePoint User Productivity
SharePoint ecosystem delivers breakthrough solutions that improve the quality of interactions, reduce rework, and maintain IP
DENVER and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Two leading SharePoint solution partners, NewsGator and Colligo Networks, today announced they are joining forces to combine social computing, email management, and document repository content as a single, integrated body of business knowledge.
The partnership combines the Microsoft SharePoint 2011 collaboration platform, NewsGator Social Sites 2010 social computing suite, and Colligo's solutions for email management in SharePoint, as an integrated solution that seamlessly extends email content to the social realm, improving user participation and the quality of data and interactions. Check out this video showing this joint solution.
"With this partnership, NewsGator and Colligo Networks perfectly complement each other to deliver a comprehensive IT solution that enables customers to connect and communicate with the ease and speed their businesses demand," said Jenni Flinders, vice president, U.S. partner business, Microsoft Corporation. "These two companies, both valued Microsoft partners, represent a best practice within the partner ecosystem: collaboration. Through joining forces, they are broadening and deepening service offerings that are most relevant in today's market."
The solution allows emails and attachments to be easily uploaded to social communities andtransparently surfaced and targeted in a user's activity stream, giving pertinent colleagues the opportunity to interact through commenting, liking, sharing, or flagging for follow-up. Enterprise search capabilities streamline collaboration by making it simple to find emails, documents, and the social conversations around them. This vital intellectual property can be easily tagged and centrally stored, improving retention and findability, and ensuring preparedness for e-discovery initiatives.
"Colligo and NewsGator are the established leaders for email management and social computing in SharePoint, and this partnership brings enterprises the best of both worlds," says Barry Jinks, founder and CEO of Colligo Networks. "Colligo has helped organizations worldwide to simplify collaboration and mitigate corporate risk by making content readily accessible through everyday applications such as Microsoft Outlook. Our partnership with NewsGator provides Colligo customers the ability to further increase the ROI on their SharePoint deployment, with a trusted, enterprise-class option for fully leveraging their SharePoint social network."
The solution also supports filing from smartphones and tablets, and gives users the option to work in offline mode with community content collections - including idea campaigns, wikis, and document libraries - all through Outlook, including powerful sync and version control.
"Social Sites, Colligo, and SharePoint are about unifying information and streamlining processes," said Melissa Risteff, NewsGator SVP of marketing and corporate development. "Bringing the solutions together closes the information gaps and magnifies the benefits of consolidating content. We're proving that there is power in social computing not only as a phenomenon in itself, but as a way to boost the quality of overall business communication and interactions."
Both companies will be attending the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011, Oct 3-6 in Anaheim, CA. For more information, visit NewsGator at booth 364 and Colligo Networks at booth 709.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified and Depth Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping nearly three million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. No other social software vendor can rival our deep integration with the entire Microsoft stack - reducing your total cost of ownership while increasing adoption, collaboration, and innovation. And for all that, Microsoft honored us as its 2011 US Partner of the Year. We're making SharePoint and Office365 social. Follow us @newsgator! http://www.newsgator.com
About Colligo Networks
Colligo Networks is the leader in email and document management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Enterprises that use SharePoint rely on Colligo's award-winning solution suite to improve collaboration, increase productivity, and mitigate corporate risk. Featuring seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, Colligo drives SharePoint adoption by making it easy to tag, find, store, and share SharePoint content in familiar ways, regardless of device, connectivity, or storage location. Colligo Contributor is used by over 4000 organizations in 55 countries, with Global 500 customers including Microsoft, Kraft Foods, General Motors, and Siemens. Colligo Networks is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information, please visit http://www.colligo.com.
Tagetik and Roambi Partnerto Deliver Crucial Business Information to Mobile Workers
LUCCA, Italy, September 29, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Roambi for Tagetik Allows Global Customers to Access and Analyze
Up-To-The-Minute Analytics on Any iPhone or iPad
Today at the Tagetik Conference ( http://www.tagetik.com/conference-2011), MeLLmo Inc. ( http://www.mellmo.com), creator of Roambi AnalyticsandRoambi Flow ( http://www.roambi.com), leading developer of mobile business apps that
allow users to view and interact with critical business information
on-the-go, and Tagetik ( http://www.tagetik.com), a global provider of
enterprise software solutions for Performance Management, Governance, Risk &
Compliance and Business Intelligence, announced Roambi for Tagetik. As part
of a strategic global partnership to deliver mobile analytics to companies
worldwide, Roambi's interactive and engaging user experience will let
Tagetik customers quickly and intuitively access and analyze
up-to-the-minute performance management and business intelligence data,
enabling smart, collaborative decision-making - anytime, anywhere.
The partnership will integrate Roambi Analytics with Tagetik 4.0 and
later software versions. With this integration, decision makers can access
and visually interact with critical performance management and business
intelligence data from Tagetik systems on any iPhone or iPad - both online
and offline - providing a truly mobile experience.
"Our customers depend on the insight they get from Tagetik performance
management and business intelligence software, and are eager for
up-to-the-moment performance data no matter where they are," said Marco
Pierallini, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at
Tagetik. "Roambi for Tagetik is the perfect solution; our strategic
partnership enables new and existing Tagetik customers to utilize Roambi's
intuitive and immersive analytics, allowing them to take the benefits of
Tagetik anywhere they go. Moreover, Roambi leverages both Tagetik 4.0
reporting and it's Microsoft backend, greatly facilitating integration."
"For today's mobile workforce, it is more important than ever for
employees to have quick, reliable, mobile access to the latest company
performance data whenever and wherever they need it," said Santiago Becerra,
chairman and co-founder of MeLLmo, the developer of Roambi. "Tagetik offers
users the ability to access and analyze performance management and business
intelligence data, and Roambi for Tagetik will allow their customers to take
this critical data with them on the go."
Designed for companies of all sizes, the award-winning Roambi Analytics
( http://www.webvisionaryawards.com) transforms business reports and
data into immersive mobile analytics, instantly delivered to any iPhone or
iPad. Roambi's interactive and engaging user experience lets "always-on"
professionals easily access and analyze up-to-the-minute company information
- enabling smart, collaborative decision-making from anywhere at any time.
Roambi for Tagetik will be available with Tagetik 4.0. For more
information, or to be connected with a local Tagetik sales representative,
please visit http://www.tagetik.com.
MeLLmo, Inc. is reinventing the mobile business application to improve
the productivity and decision-making of on-the-go, always-on workers. The
company's flagship product, Roambi, is a mobile solution that makes company
reports and data quick to access and easy to interact with, via immersive
dashboard-style analytics on any iPhone or iPad. MeLLmo's latest offering,
Roambi Flow, allows people to tell the story behind their mobile analytics
on any iPad through engaging magazine-style publication built with a simple
point and click publisher tool. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, MeLLmo has
offices and resellers around the globe, and a worldwide customer base of
Fortune 500 companies and SMBs across a diverse range of industries
including: telecommunications, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, consumer
technology, packaged goods and others.
Tagetik delivers a unified software solution for Performance Management,
Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance, and Disclosure Management with
specialized Business Intelligence tools to optimize Collaboration and
Tagetik 4.0 creates value by simplifying complex business processes for
CFOs and CIOs: budgeting, forecasting, cash flow planning, statutory and
management consolidation, cost allocation, profitability analysis, financial
close and fast closing, dashboard, scorecarding, collaborative disclosure
management and compliance/industry requirements. Tagetik 4.0 is the solution
to translate strategy into operations, manage and control overall
performance down to business transactions, and improve decision-making
across the whole organization while achieving faster ROI and lower total
cost of ownership (TCO). Tagetik's vision to extendPerformance Management
and Business Intelligence to collaborative decision-making inspired us to
develop Tagetik 4.0 Enabled by Microsoft SharePoint, moving CPM from
Corporate to Collaborative Performance Management.
Tagetik operates in 20 countries leveraging a close partnership with
Microsoft. Its market experts are totally committed to the success of 400
customers worldwide, including some of the largest Fortune 1000 companies
representing all industry sectors, as well as to build strong relationships
with system integrators, technology leaders and local consulting
Tagetik is a Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor (ISV) and has
won the 2011 Microsoft ISV/Software Line of Business Partner of the Year
Public Counsel Launches "Force for Good" Mobile Phone App to Connect Attorneys and Clients in Need
Nation's largest pro-bono law firm launches nation's first legal services iPhone app
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Counsel, the nation's largest pro-bono law firm, now has the nation's first mobile phone app to connect clients in need with attorneys and other volunteers ready to help. The Public Counsel Force for Good app is available for free download for iPhone and iPad.
"Mobile media is about connecting people and changing lives, from the political revolutions in the Middle East to the fight against the recession here at home," said Public Counsel President and CEO Hernan Vera. "Public Counsel has created a way for people to connect instantly to change their futures. The Public Counsel Force for Good app promises to link our staff attorneys and social workers, our partners from the nation's top law firms and law schools, and people in need of legal advice and representation."
Public Counsel's clients include immigrants seeking asylum, small businesses with a social mission, veterans in need of our country's promise, people fighting to hang onto their homes and livelihoods, and children and families seeking fair education. With a staff of 100 attorneys and social workers, Public Counsel is the nation's largest not-for-profit law firm of its kind, serving more than 32,000 people every year.
The Public Counsel Force for Good app gives three ways for people to connect with Public Counsel:
-- Refer a case - to tell us about a person who needs our help.
-- Take a case - to get the latest urgent cases and other volunteer
opportunities, and email us for more information or to take a case.
-- Update us on a case - for current volunteers to tell us what's happening
with their cases.
The app is designed for community-based groups and elected leaders to contact us about potential clients and for volunteer attorneys to quickly scan and find cases that fit their expertise.
"Working with the nation's top law firms and experts in their fields multiplies the impact we can have on the community, and that's what we're hoping to achieve with the Force for Good app," said David Daniels, Public Counsel's Pro Bono Director.
DealExtreme Adds Warehouse Locations to US and UK for Faster, Free Shipping
HONG KONG, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- DealExtreme would like to announce they are now offering product selection from local warehouses located within the United States and United Kingdom, greatly reducing the delivery times to their customers in those locations. DealExtreme is dedicated to customer satisfaction and customer support and they are actively responding to, and preemptively working on, issues related to shipping times.
DealExtreme's major investment into their expanding logistical infrastructure means faster shipping as well as stronger consumer confidence in their ability to keep pace with a more fast-paced world that demands timely shipping, a growing customer base, and the experience to manage these processes for internal stability and consistent results.
Localized dispatch, streamlined methodologies
DealExtreme's US and UK warehouses are capable of self-dispatch and therefore able to offer fast and accurate deliveries. The UK warehouse offers delivery services to United Kingdom and Western European locations. The same holds true for the US warehouse: localized dispatch means faster delivery and an improved overall DealExtreme experience for its customers.
DealExtreme has also streamlined its shipping and supply chain methodologies for these new warehouses creating a more efficient and more accurate shipping process. A revamped system means fewer mistakes, more on-time deliveries and bolstered consumer confidence.
DealExtreme has created over one-hundred jobs at a time when most companies are struggling just to maintain their current levels. DealExtreme's market strength has afforded it expansion in its overall product selection, logistical infrastructure and its employee base, making it unique in the field of gadget retailers. Local jobs created by DX build stronger, more vibrant communities and continue to strengthen its ties to its customer base and brand loyalty.
DealExtreme is currently offering standard free shipping from its US and UK warehouses but may in the future start charging for shipping to enhance our customer experience by considerably shortening the shipping times. If DX does decide to start charging for shipping we will give our customers ample notice.
Standard shipping from our Hong Kong warehouse will remain free of charge.
DealExtreme strives to bring quality and affordability to its customers and in doing so continues to be the leader in electronic gadget sales.
Child Safety Network App Nearparent Introduces Multiple Languages - Now Available in Spanish, Portuguese, Finnish, German, and French
Free Android and iPhone App Allows Children to Check-In at Various Locations - Location-Based Interface Shows Child's Position and Closest Adults in their Nearparent Network
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearparent Ltd., an app development company, announced today its innovative child safety social network app is now available in five additional languages, including Finnish, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Nearparent is an Android and iPhone application used throughout the world that allows the creation of a trusted and private network of adults available to assist the user's child in time of need. The app is also SMS compatible, allowing users of non-smartphone devices to experience some of the functionality of Nearparent.
"We built Nearparent to be a fully functional network that can help keep children safe by letting parents create a private social network of friends and family," said Topi Jarvinen, one of the creators of the Nearparent app. "However, for an app to offer real value, it needs to present information in the user's native language. The introduction of five new languages for Nearparent signals our goal of introducing the Nearparent app on a global stage. Caring about the safety and growth of children is a universal concern, and we are proud to give parents a free app that helps them to unobtrusively care for their child when they are not physically together."
The Nearparent interface is integrated with GPS, and is built to intuitively guide both novice and experienced technology users. In the map view of the app, various color-coded icons plainly indicate the child's status and whereabouts. A green icon is to denote a shared location, where the child is checking in to a place in order to let parents know about their location and activities. A yellow circle with an exclamation point means the child needs non-urgent assistance, and can wait some time before someone in the network needs to provide assistance. A red alert that appears on the map is a more urgent request for assistance that needs to be fulfilled by the closest available adult in the child's own network.
For more information, visit http://www.nearparent.com, or download Nearparent for free on the Android Market and iPhone App Store.
About Nearparent Ltd.
Nearparent Ltd. is a Finland-based app development firm founded in 2010 by entrepreneurs Antti Kosunen and Topi Jarvinen. Nearparent Ltd. is the creator of Nearparent, an innovative app that allows parents to create a closed network of friends who can provide their child with help when they are in need. The app was launched on the iPhone App Store and Android Market in June 2011.
SOURCE Nearparent Ltd.
CONTACT: Nicole Plati of SS|PR, +1-847-415-9342, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Nearparent Ltd.
BEIJING, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- UTStarcom Holdings Corp. ("UTStarcom" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: UTSI) a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and broadband for cable and telecom operators, today announced the launch of its upgraded NetRing(TM) TN solution, PTN 735.
Since 2006, UTStarcom has launched a series of high-quality Packet Transport Network ("PTN") solutions. The Company's branded packet-based optical transport system, NetRing(TM) TN, is based on the latest MPLS-TP technology. It is a durable, scalable and cost-effective solution that can be deployed for key applications such as carrier mobile backhaul, metro Ethernet services for enterprise and digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) and X-version of passive optical network (xPON) aggregation. UTStarcom's NetRing(TM) TN platform makes it possible to migrate existing aggregation networks from legacy synchronous digital hierarchy/asynchronous transfer mode (SDH/ATM) to a packet-based network for the delivery of high-speed services. This enables customers to offer new Ethernet-based enterprise services, in addition to high-speed broadband, voice, and video services.
The newly upgraded PTN 735 product is a flexible, service-oriented network solution that has unified loading capacity and improved processing capacity. The upgrade enhances the quality of service that customers can provide and its improved design and smaller size helps improve profitability through lower transportation costs. In 2010, UTStarcom successfully completed a field trial of the PTN 735 solution for SOFTBANK BB Corp. ("SOFTBANK") and participated in the commercial deployment of the solution throughout Japan as the preferred supplier. The successful commercial deployment in Japan for SOFTBANK will help to further enhance the Company's market advantage in Japan as well as across the Asia-Pacific region.
About UTStarcom Holdings Corp.
UTStarcom is a leading provider of interactive, IP-based network solutions in iDTV, IPTV, Internet TV and Broadband for cable and telecom operators. The Company sells its solutions to operators in both emerging and established telecommunications and cable markets around the world. UTStarcom enables its customers to rapidly deploy revenue-generating access services using their existing infrastructure, while providing a migration path to cost-efficient, end-to-end IP networks.
Founded in 1991, listed on the NASDAQ in 2000, the Company has its operational headquarters in Beijing, China and research and development operations in China and India. For more information about UTStarcom, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.utstar.com.
This release includes forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the future market and application of the Company's broadband products, and how these products can serve its customers in the future. These statements are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks include the failure to deploy the products in the anticipated timeframe; risks associated with delays in product development or customer acceptance; economic issues in the identified geographic markets, and changes in government regulation and licensing requirements, as well as risk factors identified in its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K, 10-K/A, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, 6-K and Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.
SOURCE UTStarcom, Inc.
CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact: In China: Jing Ou-Yang, Investor Relations, UTStarcom Holdings Corp., Tel: +86-10-85205153, Email: email@example.com; Agustin Bautista, Ogilvy Financial, Beijing, Tel: +86-10-8520-6166, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; In the U.S.: Jessica Barist Cohen, Ogilvy Financial, New York, Tel: +1-646-460-9989, Email: email@example.com
AnyMP4 iPhone Converter - Powerful and Professional iPhone Converter that Converts BD / DVD / Video to iPhone
BEIJING, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Apple iPhone has gained popularity around the whole globe with its versatile applications and powerful video playing capabilities. iPhone 4 supports even HD videos with 720p and 1080p resolution. But since it has a limited number of supported video formats, iPhone cannot directly play Blu-ray and DVD movies, or video files in some other formats.
Check out the brand new AnyMP4 iPhone Converter! This almighty software is designed for speed, quality and universal application, which can help you turn your iPhone into a mobile cinema. It can convert video to iPhone, even Blu-ray and DVD disc to iPhone compatible video format. It can even convert video to HD 720p or 1080p video formats to help you enjoy HD video with your iPad for maximized visual enjoyment.
Specializing in video effect customization, AnyMP4 iPhone Converter also helps you conduct specific video effect customizations. You can use the editing tools provided by this software to trim video for your needed length, crop video frame to get rid of unwanted video black edges, join multiple video clips into one single file, add watermark to personalize the video, and adjust numerous video output parameters such as Resolution, Contrast, Frame Rate and audio parameters such as Volume, Channels and Sample Rate.
Dedicated for iPhone fans all over the world, AnyMP4 iPhone Converter brings the best services and the most unforgettable visual experience.
For more information about this compelling software, please visit the webpage below:http://www.anymp4.com/iphone-converter/
OS Supported: Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Inter or AMD CPU or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
AnyMP4, a software producer, aims to provide the best and world-class solution of converting Blu-ray Disc, DVD and video/audio files. AnyMP4 is dedicated to developing the most powerful multimedia processing software for users all over the world. Our product portfolio ranges from video tools, DVD tools, Blu-ray tools, etc. on both Microsoft Windows and Apple's Mac OS X platforms. All these software can help you easily solve almost all DVD/Blu-ray/video issues. For more details about AnyMP4, please visit: http://www.anymp4.com.
SOURCE Harbour Software
CONTACT: PRESS CONTACT: Richard Harris of AnyMP4 at Tel: +86-15001326252 or firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.anymp4.com
Latest release of Ektron web content management, marketing optimization, social community and eCommerce platform
NASHUA, N.H., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, empowering organizations to fully realize their website's marketing and revenue-generating potential, today announced the immediate availability of Ektron 8.5, a major upgrade to the company's flagship web content management (WCM) platform. Ektron 8.5 empowers a new level of developer productivity and enterprise scalability, wrapped in a new, sleek user interface.
-- A redesigned Workarea providing a modern, intuitive user experience.
-- An expanded developer API improving developer productivity through a
highly consistent and discoverable set of functions and methods.
-- A 3-tier architecture offering unmatched scalability and availability
for enterprise WCM deployments.
-- .NET 4.0 support
-- Enhanced search, based on the Microsoft Search Server, offering new
features including faceted navigation, dynamic search relevancy tuning,
federated search and automated query suggestions.
-- eSync enhancements, including a diagnostic utility to generate a
real-time map of an eSync network.
"An Ektron focus is to increase our presence in the enterprise," said Ektron founder and CEO, Bill Rogers. "Creating an enterprise-ready WCM platform is the primary driver behind Ektron 8.5 and for many of its new features."
Circulated as a release candidate in late July for feedback, Ektron 8.5 has engendered both excitement and praise in the developer community.
"Over the last three years, we have seen Ektron evolve into a provider of enterprise-class WCM," said Chris Osterhout, director of Development at WSOL. "Ektron 8.5 is the most important release in Ektron's history."
"We're in the process of developing a new alumni community," said Cameron Jordan, director of E-Communication at Berry College. "The Framework API in 8.5 radically improves developer productivity, allowing us to hit our aggressive timelines."
"We are currently leveraging Ektron 8.5 as part of a pilot program that allows iCrossing to provide a higher quality solution while reducing development costs for our Enterprise clients. By taking advantage of the Ektron Framework API we have found that whether we are accessing folders, content, members or searching; the extensive use of the Criteria Pattern and the consistency of the API allows for more efficient development and easier code reviews. This results in delivering a better overall value to our clients," said James Coleman, director of Technology Services at iCrossing.
The final version of 8.5 is available for download at ektron.com.
Ektron simplifies the creation, management and delivery of multi-channel customer experiences for global organizations that are looking to engage with customers online. Ektron speeds time-to-web, drives business outcomes, and builds customer loyalty through software that powers corporate websites, intranet portals, and social communities. Ektron helps its customers deliver compelling experiences to their audiences through all digital channels - including websites, mobile devices and social networks - by using content to engage consumers, drive business outcomes and further revenue growth. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, with offices in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, Ektron has thousands of worldwide customers including: The Home Depot, Kodak, Microsoft, NASDAQ and National Health Services UK. For more information, please visit http://www.ektron.com, http://www.ektron.co.uk or http://www.ektron.com.au.
Real-time GPS Technology increases Electronic Visit Verification coverage for Home Care agencies
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandata Technologies, LLC, a leading national provider of information technology solutions to the home care industry announces a new Electronic Visit Verification technology using GPS enabled devices. Sandata's new Santrax® Mobile Visit Verification (Santrax® MVV) is designed to connect home care agencies with their mobile workforces. Santrax® MVV uses cellular technology and global positioning systems technology to pinpoint the location of each caregiver via their mobile device. Delivered on multiple mobile technology platforms, Santrax® MVV provides oversight of field personnel through interactive dashboards that track employee movements via the internet. Supervisors access an online map web page through the Santrax web application. Employees will use a GPS enabled device loaded with the Santrax® MVV application to broadcast their position to the internet, validate visits and communicate with supervisors and other caregivers. The solution will allow administrators have real time access to employees' locations and availability, as well as track visit status.
Santrax® MVV is a component of Sandata's proprietary "Assured Coverage" program which combines multiple technologies to ensure maximum automation of the visit verification process. The Assured Coverage program also includes Santrax® Telephony which utilizes telephonic visit verification via a land line and Santrax® Fixed Visit Verification which uses patented technology to verify visits when neither land line nor cell phone service is available. These technologies allow home care administrators to feel confident that visit verification is occurring at the point-of-care, helping to guard against allegations of fraud and abuse, while improving care plan compliance.
Having a solution that addresses all phone availability situations is critical to the success of combating home care fraud as:
-- More than one of every four American homes rely exclusively on wireless
-- 57 million adults live in households with only wireless phones;
-- Adults living in or near poverty are more likely than higher income
adults to be living in households with only wireless phones;
-- Land line only homes dropped from 34.4% in 2005 to 12.9 % in the first
half of 2010; and
-- Approximately 1.9% of households have no telephone service representing
nearly 4 million adults(1).
According to Jeff Silverman, Sandata's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, "Sandata's new Santrax® Mobile Visit Verification device is an important component of our Assured Coverage Program which focuses on maximizing compliance around Electronic Visit Verification. MVV will help our Home Care agency customers increase connectivity and communication with their field work forces and provide another valuable technology to enable our customers to automate time and attendance for their field work force. Sandata will continue to develop innovative solutions to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers."
Visit us at the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) show at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, NV October 2nd through October 4th at booth 626, or at http://www.Sandata.com for more information.
About Sandata Technologies, LLC
Sandata provides a complete package of information technology solutions, which includes scheduling, time and attendance, billing, payroll, compliance and clinical applications, for the home care industry. Sandata's suite of products includes Santrax® Telephony, the market leading time and attendance product, Santrax® Agency Management and Santrax® Payor Management, web-based software solutions with features including: voice biometrics to perform speaker verification, and a jurisdictional view dashboard solution for states and other payors, municipalities and the home care agency market.
Sandata's solutions enable home care agencies, whether Medicare, Medicaid, Commercial or Private Duty, government or managed care payors as well as any organization with a remote workforce to realize administrative cost savings, streamlined operational procedures, and significantly reduced paperwork burdens. Sandata has over 2,500 customers in all 50 states using its products in more than 500,000 homes and processes over 150 million telephone calls annually. Four data centers are strategically located across the country with state-of-the-art redundancy and disaster recovery capabilities.
(1) Wireless Substitution: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, January - June 2010, Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics, December 2010.
SOURCE Sandata Technologies, LLC
Sandata Technologies, LLC
CONTACT: Jeff Silverman, Sandata, +1-516-484-4400, email@example.com
Modis and WTS Partner to Deliver IT Solutions for Department of Homeland Security
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. and ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Modis, a leading IT staffing provider, and WTS, an IT integration, consulting and engineering firm, announced today that WTS has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The contract enables WTS to partner with Modis in deploying IT solutions for Software Operations and Maintenance Support Services for the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
Through the five-year agreement, which has a cumulative BPA value of up to approximately $50 million, WTS and Modis will play an instrumental role in the long term software operations and maintenance needs of ICE, including software development and integration, database management and infrastructure support.
"We are excited to build on our nine-year relationship with Modis and team up to effectively service a growing list of mission-critical law enforcement systems," said Marc Wexler, president, WTS.
"We are thrilled to be a teaming partner in this significant win with our long-time, valued partner, WTS," said Tim Martin, sales director, Government Services Group, Modis. "Our partnership combines our unique IT staffing capabilities with WTS' IT integration expertise to create a powerhouse that can deliver the top IT solutions the federal government seeks."
Modis has been supporting the U.S. government's citizenship charters through the Department of Homeland Security and legacy INS for 15 years.
Modis is North America's second largest global provider of information technology staffing services. As the most dynamic IT recruitment specialists in the world, Modis connects leading companies in virtually every industry with top IT professionals for both temporary and permanent assignments. With keen industry insight, tenacity and unmatched depth of expertise, Modis understands the world of IT and the people who practice it. It is this understanding that empowers Modis to help both clients and candidates make exceptional connections in today's complex world of technology. As of January 2011, Modis has joined forces with Ajilon Consulting to create a true powerhouse in the field of IT staffing, offering the most expansive talent base, branch network and global reach available in today's workforce. For additional information, please visit http://www.modis.com.
WTS is a technology integration, consulting and engineering firm that works with government organizations and corporate partners to produce high-quality technical solutions within the federal IT landscape. In working towards solutions, they bring professional experience and positive attitudes that enable us to partner for the common good and deliver on a wide range of technical initiatives. Their approach to any project or engagement includes understanding the resident environment as defined by process, technology and culture. Once this environment is understood, WTS weaves professional development, architecture and integration services into the environment in a manner that is both seamless and cost-effective. The end result is a marriage of business and technology that enhances operations and commoditizes IT.
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LEGO Group Unveils First Fully Integrated Digital-to-Physical Gaming Experience
- Combining physical building with a digital gaming application, LEGO® Life of George invites builders to test building skills in a race against time-
BILLUND, Denmark, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® Life of George, its first product to combine digital and physical play for a hands-on LEGO gaming experience. Featuring patent-pending brick recognition software, powered by EyeCue, the game challenges players to build models, and place them on a play mat that acts as a "green screen" to capture the image and receive a score based on accuracy and speed. Beginning October 1, 2011, players can purchase the LEGO Life of George set for $29.99 from LEGO Stores and shop.lego.com and download the free Apple iOS compatible gaming application.
LEGO Life of George is a 12-level game that can be played in novice or expert mode. Each level showcases an adventure from George, around whom the game revolves, and is comprised of models of varying difficulty based on the number of bricks needed and the building techniques required to replicate them. Builders are challenged to physically recreate the virtual models from George's photo album using the LEGO bricks included with the game; once they have successfully completed all 10 models the next level will be unlocked.
In addition to Game Mode which can be played alone or against one competitor in a pass-and-play format, a Creation Mode called "My Life" enables users to design and capture their own models in the app's virtual scrapbook.
"We understand consumers' powerful connection to casual gaming, and we have seen how successfully the LEGO brand can translate to a virtual experience, so we pursued development of a fun way to combine both physical and virtual play into one product," says Paal Smith-Meyer, head of new business at LEGO Group. "Life of George is a result of our desire to provide an innovative way for existing and new fans to play with LEGO bricks and interact with the brand."
Who is George?
George is a software engineer by day and adventurer by night. His main hobbies are travel, photography and numbers, and has a fun storyline for players to follow and engage with via his Facebook page, I Am George. Fans can expect to see updates and photography from George on his travels as well as hints to new game levels and app updates through his posts.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company, based in Billund, Denmark. It was founded in 1932 and today the group is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials for children. The company is committed to the development of children's creative and imaginative abilities through its products, which can be purchased in more than 130 countries. Visit http://www.LEGO.com
DC Entertainment Digital Graphic Novels Available Exclusively on the Newly-Announced Kindle Fire, Including Best-Selling Graphic Novels 'WATCHMEN', 'BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY' and 'SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE', Available for the First Time Ever Digitally
Industry-Leading Graphic Novel and Comic Publisher to offer 100 Digital Books Exclusively to Kindle Customers
BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DC Entertainment, the first publisher to offer more than fifty comic book titles on the same day in digital and print, is now taking the world of digital books by storm. The comic book giant has worked with Amazon to bring 100 of its original graphic novels exclusively to Amazon's newly announced Kindle Fire, including best-selling graphic novels WATCHMEN, BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY and SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, which are available for the first time digitally.
"We're thrilled to work with the leader in digital books to bring many of the world's most beloved and best-selling graphic novels to Kindle readers," stated Jim Lee, co-publisher of DC Entertainment. "We've learned from the success of DC Comics - The New 52 that making our graphic novels available whenever and wherever our readers want is critical to the future growth and health of our publishing businesses--both in print and digital format."
"We're excited that DC Entertainment has made 100 of their graphic novels available for customers to read exclusively on our just-announced Kindle Fire," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Kindle Content. "Some of these graphic novels, including 'Watchmen,' the bestselling -- and considered by many to be the greatest -- graphic novel of all time, have never been available before in digital format, and we think customers will love them."
DC Entertainment graphic novels will be available for purchase to download onto Amazon's Kindle Fire. WATCHMEN and SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE are available for pre-order now in the Kindle Store and readers can soon purchase other DC Entertainment graphic novels.
The following 100 DC Entertainment titles will be available in the Kindle Store, with more titles to be added in the near future.
All Star Superman
All Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder, Vol. 1
American Vampire Vol. 1
Batman and Robin, Vol. 1: Batman Reborn
Batman and Robin, Vol. 2: Batman vs. Robin
Batman and Robin, Vol. 3: Batman Must Die!
Batman and Son
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: The Black Glove
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: The Long Halloween
Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
Batman: Year One
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 1
Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Vol. 2
Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns
Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps
Brightest Day, Vol. 1
Brightest Day, Vol. 2
Brightest Day, Vol. 3
Fables Vol. 1: Legends in Exile
Fables Vol. 2: Animal Farm
Fables Vol. 3: Storybook Love
Fables Vol. 4: March of the Wooden Soldiers
Fables Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons
Fables Vol. 6: Homeland
Fables Vol. 7: Arabian Nights (and Days)
Fables Vol. 8: Wolves
Fables Vol. 10: The Good Prince
Fables Vol. 11: War and Pieces
Fables Vol. 12: The Dark Ages
Fables Vol. 13: The Great Fables Crossover
Fables Vol. 14: Witches
Fables Vol. 15: Rose Red
Green Lantern Vol. 3: Wanted Hal Jordan
Green Lantern: Agent Orange
Green Lantern: Blackest Night
Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns
Green Lantern: Rebirth
Green Lantern: Secret Origin
Green Lantern: The Sinestro Corps War
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
MAD About Oscars
MAD About Superheroes
MAD About Superheroes
MAD About the 50's
MAD About the 60's
Planetary Vol. 1: All Over the World and Other Stories
Planetary Vol. 2: The Fourth Man
Planetary Vol. 3: Leaving the 20th Century
Planetary Vol. 4: Spacetime Archaeology
Superman for All Seasons
Superman: Earth One
The Dark Knight Strikes Again
The Flash: Rebirth
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 1)*
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Vol. 2 )*
The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes & Nocturnes
The Sandman Vol. 2: The Doll's House
The Sandman Vol. 3: Dream Country
The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists
The Sandman Vol. 5: A Game of You
The Sandman Vol. 6: Fables and Reflections
The Sandman Vol. 7: Brief Lives
The Sandman Vol. 8: World's End
The Sandman Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones
The Sandman Vol. 10: The Wake
The Sandman: Dream Hunters
The Sandman: Dream Hunters (P. Craig Russell)
The Sandman: Endless Nights
The Unwritten Vol. 1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity
The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man
V for Vendetta
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1: Unmanned
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10: Whys and Wherefores
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 2: Cycles
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3: One Small Step
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4: Safeword
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5: Ring of Truth
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6: Girl on Girl
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7: Paper Dolls
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8: Kimono Dragons
Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9: Motherland
*Available only in North America
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is the largest English-language publisher of comics in the world.
Priceline.com Launches Tonight-Only Deals Service for iPhone & iPod Touch Users for Same-Day Hotel Bookings
New service allows travelers to choose their exact hotels in 34 cities and get priceline.com's famous deep discounts for same-day reservations
NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN) today launched a new Tonight-Only Deals(SM)hotel reservations service that is being bundled into its free Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator app for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The new service enables last-minute travelers to choose the exact hotels they want for stays the same night and still get priceline.com's famous deep discounts.
Current Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator app for iPhone users will need to download this newest version of the app in order to get the Tonight-Only Deals service. The app, including the new service, is now available for free from the iTunes App Store http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. Tonight-Only Deals is not yet available for Android(TM).
Tonight-Only Deals is priceline.com's brand-new way to serve up deep discounts on top-quality hotel rooms around the country. Travelers who download the free app with the new Tonight-Only Deals service will have access to an exclusive inventory of 3-star and 4-star hotel room in 34 cities that can be booked for check-in that same night, with a maximum 4-night stay, at discounts of up to 35% off published prices found elsewhere. Tonight-Only Deals will be posted on the service at 11:00 a.m. local time. Room reservations can be instantly booked up until 11:00 p.m. local time, or until they sell out.
The new service will show the names of all the available Tonight-Only Deals hotels with descriptions, maps and photos, along with the rates and the percentage discounts. Tonight-Only Deals also will display each hotel's customer satisfaction score and reviews generated by priceline.com guests who have stayed there.
Cities where Tonight-Only Deals can be found include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Fe and Washington, DC. More cities will be added in the future.
"Usage trends show that approximately 70% of priceline.com's mobile customers are booking hotels for same-day check-in, so there's a clear market need for the Tonight-OnlyDeals service," said John Caine, priceline.com's Senior Vice President, Marketing.
Here's how the Tonight-Only Deals service works as part of the Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator app: When a traveler searches the app's published-price hotel listings for a same-night stay, the app will also look for Tonight-Only Deals and alert the traveler if specially discounted deals are available. The traveler will then see a list of up to three available hotel room reservations per city and will see which hotels have reservations available. Travelers can choose to see the Tonight-Only Deals or continue with their hotel search. In either case, room reservations can be immediately booked through the Hotel & Rental Car Negotiator easy check-out feature.
The Tonight-Only Deals service is the latest among priceline.com's mobile offerings. Priceline.com recently launched its first hotel app for the iPad, with real-time map scrolling and native within-the-app booking functionality. Priceline.com also offers a Hotel Negotiator app for Android(TM). All of these apps are available for free at the iTunes App Store and Android(TM) Marketplace.
iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a registered trademark of Google, Inc.
About The Priceline Group
The Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN) is a leader in global online hotel reservations, with over 190,000 participating hotels worldwide. The Group is composed of four primary brands - Booking.com, priceline.com, Agoda.com and TravelJigsaw - and several ancillary brands. The Priceline Group provides online travel services in over 110 countries in Europe, North America, South America, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.
Booking.com is the number one online hotel reservation service in the world, offering over 165,000 hotels, and is available in 43 languages. Priceline.com gives leisure travelers multiple ways to save on their airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars, vacation packages and cruises. In addition to getting compelling published prices, travelers can take advantage of priceline.com's famous Name Your Own Price® service, which can deliver the lowest prices available. Agoda.com is an Asia-based online hotel reservation service that is available in 37 languages. TravelJigsaw is a multinational car hire service, offering its reservation services in over 4,000 locations. Customer support is provided in 29 languages.
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M5 Networks Announces Next-Generation Contact Center Solution - M5 Callfinity Contact Center
NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- M5 Networks (http://www.m5.net), the market leader in business phone systems, announced today the launch of M5 Callfinity Contact Center, providing digital call-center functionality for its business clients and eliminating the need for an on-premise solution.
"Successful companies realize that an integrated contact center will not only result in a more efficient business, but will also facilitate customer interaction with products and reinforce the company brand," said Dan Hoffman, CEO of M5. "Customers who are satisfied with their call-support experience are more likely to become loyal repeat customers and enhance an organization's reputation by sharing their positive experience with colleagues."
With M5 Callfinity Contact Center, M5's clients can quickly respond to inbound calls from customers, use real-time monitoring to ensure staffing matches call volumes, and seamlessly handle unexpected spikes in phone activity. M5 Callfinity Contact Center features include:
-- Built-in call recording for 100% capture of a business' queued calls
-- An online forms designer to create evaluation forms for scoring agents
-- Support for Salesforce, Netsuite, and other popular CRM applications
-- Seamless overflow from the contact center to any enterprise employee,
from product managers to administrative assistants, when call volumes
-- Self-service administration via an easy to use web-based portal,
including live dashboards and reports
"We selected the M5 Callfinity Contact Center solution because it gives us the detailed information we need to understand how our rapidly growing call center is performing. The information is easy to access and immediate," said Bruce Buchanan, President of Indecs Corp., a leading, customer-service focused, employee benefit claims processing center. "In addition, the training tools help our supervisors improve the techniques of our current team and will be the key to getting new representatives up and running quickly."
The extension of the benefits of contact center technology offers businesses the ability to achieve a higher level of customer support throughout their organizations, not just in the contact centers.
"Bundled is better. Our contact center product combines the benefits of a managed business phone system with the best cloud-based contact center technology," said Jeff Valentine, Senior Vice President of Product at M5 Networks. "Why would any business want to keep their contact center technology separate from the rest of the enterprise?"
M5 Callfinity Contact Center is the latest version of M5's contact center offering and combines work from both the existing platform and the acquisition of Rochester, New York-based Callfinity, Inc. in April 2011.
M5 Networks, the market leader in business phone systems, is redefining what a business phone system can do by offering a wide range of solutions for all types of businesses and needs. From managing a sales force to a call center, M5 Networks' client-focused, cloud-based solutions allow businesses to work the way they want to, while connecting them to their customers and integrating their business-critical applications. Headquartered in New York City, industry-award winning M5 Networks pioneered hosted VoIP in 2000 and today provides more than 1,800 companies with enterprise-class phone systems. For more information, please visit http://www.m5.net.
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National Genetics Organization Develops New Tools to Attract Students Into Medical Genetics: American College of Medical Genetics Announces New Video Series, Webpage and Brochure
BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a time when a day does not go by without news of the latest genetic discovery, there is a greater need than ever for specialty-trained, board-certified genetics and genomics health professionals. One professional organization, the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), is addressing that need through a number of outreach and educational initiatives including three newly created tools:
-- Careers in Medical Genetics Video Series on TheACMGChannel on YouTube
features live interviews with medical geneticists whose diverse career
paths have brought them into the genomic era.
-- A Student Webpage on the ACMG Site with FAQs, special events and
grants/awards exclusively for students/trainees, information on becoming
a student member of ACMG, forming a Genetics Student Interest Group and
-- A free New Brochure, Think Medical Genetics! includes What Medical
Geneticists Do, How and Where Genetics Health Professionals are Trained,
How to Know if Genetics is Right for You, and many valuable resources.
Additionally, ACMG and the ACMG Foundation created a popular new initiative in 2011, "The ACMG Foundation Summer Genetics Scholars Program," which enabled 20 medical students to work with clinical geneticist mentors in prestigious medical institutions around the country for 6 weeks, while also receiving a stipend.
"It is our hope that these new programs, plus activities like our new ACMG Student Interest Groups at the Graduate and Medical School levels and a brand new Student Program planned for our 2012 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting, will draw talented individuals into medical genetics -- whether it is to become a physician, a laboratory geneticist, or a genetic counselor. Medical genetics is a rewarding, fascinating specialty for smart, inquisitive students who want to apply our ever-increasing knowledge of genetics and the human genome to better patient care and improved health for all," said ACMG Medical Director, Barry H. Thompson, MD, FACMG.
For more information about the ACMG or to request a free copy of Think Medical Genetics!Graduate Medical Education in Medical Genetics contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.acmg.net. For the new Careers in Genetics Video Series visit TheACMGChannel at http://www.youtube.com/theACMGChannel.
About the American College of Medical Genetics and ACMG FoundationFounded in 1991, the American College of Medical Genetics (http://www.acmg.net) advances the practice of medical genetics and genomics by providing education, resources and a voice for more than 1400 biochemical, clinical, cytogenetic, medical and molecular geneticists, genetic counselors and other healthcare professionals committed to the practice of medical genetics. ACMG's activities include the development of laboratory and practice standards and guidelines, advocating for quality genetic services in healthcare and in public health, and promoting the development of methods to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic disease. Genetics in Medicine, published monthly, is the official ACMG peer-reviewed journal. ACMG's website (http://www.acmg.net) offers a variety of resources including Policy Statements, Practice Guidelines, Educational Resources, and a Find a Geneticist tool. The educational and public health programs of the American College of Medical Genetics are dependent upon charitable gifts from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The American College of Medical Genetics Foundation (http://www.acmgfoundation.org) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding the College's diverse efforts to translate genes into health. The Foundation is dedicated to Better Health Through Genetics.(TM)
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American College of Medical Genetics
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Verizon's Next Generation of Interactive FiOS TV Comes to Philadelphia, Delaware and New Jersey
Company's Powerful FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide Operating System Includes Many Innovative Upgrades Developed With Customer Feedback
PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon continues to transform the way people interact with and enjoy TV viewing by bringing the next generation of its FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide to subscribers in the company's greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware service areas. More than 2.9 million households in the tri-state area can now take advantage of award-winning FiOS TV and the advanced IMG.
Introduced in 2007, the FiOS TV IMG was the first broadband platform to pull together content from broadcast TV, the Internet and users' own personal media into one media-management system. It has since evolved into an in-depth, interactive TV experience, with applications for advanced/intuitive search, social networking, Internet video, personal media streaming, high-definition music, remote DVR controls, account management and billing functions, multi-screen/mobile viewing and much more. (To see how the FiOS TV IMG has evolved, click here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34800970@N05/5839279534.)
The company used customer feedback taken in through its product development labs, field trials and online consumer forums to create many of the more than 25 new upgrades to FiOS TV's advanced IMG that are now available to subscribers in the tri-state area. The enhancements include greater personalization and customization, easier navigation, deeper search, bigger storage options and optimization for new 3D technology. To learn more about the customer participation in the development of the IMG's new capabilities, view this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iehPRr0-LFA .
"Customers are at the center of everything we do, and that includes how we develop our products and services," said Eric Bruno, vice president of product management for Verizon. "FiOS TV isn't about passive video watching - it has evolved into an entertainment and information destination. Our new generation of FiOS TV is all about increased interactivity, ease of use, simplicity of design and high tech made easy."
-- 3D content software, which automatically detects when a customer tunes
to a 3D program or channel and instantly changes the necessary settings
for watching those programs on a 3D television set.
-- DVR enhancements, which give FiOS TV customers more control with the
-- DVR chaptering, giving viewers DVD-like capabilities to jump ahead
or resume viewing at a particular moment of recorded programming by
using on-screen thumbnails in 10-minute increments, providing more
-- Multi-hub DVR, which turns any DVR or HD set-top box in the home
into a "hub," allowing customers to record and manage DVR settings
from any room in the home, provided one of the DVRs is a multi-room
-- eSATA external storage device compatibility, available with most
FiOS TV DVRs, allowing for increased overall storage capacity. The
eSATA hard drives can be purchased at most consumer electronics
stores and will automatically record customer selections once
plugged into the DVR.
-- New "play all" and "delete all" options, allowing customers to play
episodes back-to-back and automatically delete all episodes of a
show with the push of a button.
-- Personalization features, which let FiOS TV customers enjoy
entertainment on their own terms, including:
-- New parental control options that make monitoring children's viewing
even easier, with the ability to block out portions of programming
by rating during key hours of the day, like homework time, and
schedule certain times for Parental Controls to be automatically
turned on and off for greater flexibility.
-- Guide customization, enabling a variety of settings, with a mini
guide on the bottom of the screen, a half guide on the right side of
the screen, and a full guide with a look at more hours of scheduled
-- Improved search capabilities, which provide a smarter search function
that predicts what the customer is looking for and automatically
provides potential matches. FiOS TV customers also can filter and sort
by channel, and more easily locate favorite programs.
Verizon's FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide can be accessed with the FiOS TV remote control or by using Verizon's FiOS Mobile application, which turns an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device into a remote control for a FiOS HD set-top box, making parental controls, customized interactive applications and program recording options easy to access.
The next-generation FiOS TV is built upon a long series of innovations, including Flex View and FiOS TV Online, which extend FiOS TV beyond the home to the Internet and a range of mobile devices; free interactive applications including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yelp, HSN Shop By Remote, TMZ and others; Media Manager, which allows customers to access on their TVs personal photos, music and videos from their computers; and In-Home Agent, which frees customers to use simple online tools to diagnose and resolve a range of service issues.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 106 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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FARO Introduces Next Generation Focus3D Laser Scanner for 3D Documentation
LAKE MARY, Fla., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's leading provider of portable measurement and imaging solutions, announces the next generation of its innovative laser scanner, the Focus3D. Complete with new features that enhance registration and remote functionality, this newest Focus3D offering represents FARO's most powerful laser scanning solution to date.
Already the smallest and most advanced laser scanner on the market, the Focus3D now includes the new Multi-Sensor hardware feature. It incorporates a compass and height sensor to complement the device's existing dual axis compensator. The new sensors define height and orientation against a set point for each scan, improving the automatic registration process and reducing post-processing work.
Users can now perform and download scans remotely with the new WLAN remote control included in each new Focus3D. The device may also be equipped with one of three, application-specific adaptors that allow the Focus3D to be mounted to any fixed post or utilized in mobile or super-fast tunnel scanning applications.
SCENE WebShare 4.9, FARO's internet sharing browser, will provide measurement tools and added information via Documentation Objects. Scans shared using WebShare can be directly viewed on the browser or analyzed with a variety of mapping functions. "We've included new features with this latest generation of the Focus3D that we think will make our customers' lives much easier," explained FARO CEO, Jay Freeland. "By including new functionality in an already very strong offering, we believe FARO has the most competitive laser scanner on the market."
FARO develops and markets computer-aided coordinate measurement devices and software. Portable equipment from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement and comparison of parts and compound structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, inventory documentation, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.
Worldwide, approximately 11,000 customers are operating more than 20,000 installations of FARO's systems. The company's global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Florida, with its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branch locations in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan.