ViXS(R), The World Leader in Transcoding Semiconductor Shipments, Demonstrates The First Set-top/Gateway System-on-Chip (SoC) Running 10-bit High Efficiency Video CODEC (HEVC)
ViXS to showcase innovations in IP set-top boxes (STB's) and gateways,
wireless multi-screen video streaming, cloud-based content
distribution, Blu-ray, and MoCA networking technologies
TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - ViXS Systems Inc. today announced that it will be demonstrating its
latest product and technology innovations, such as the first MPEG
Profile 10 HEVC media processing solution and 4K (Ultra HD) at the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Consumers have made it clear they must have constant access to their
favorite media regardless of device or location, and this creates
significant challenges for service providers and electronics
manufacturers around the world. As the leader in transcoding SoC
deployments, ViXS is focused on bringing to market media processing
solutions for cloud-based content distribution systems as well as the
digital home network. ViXS' XCode((R)) family of SoCs are helping to process, manage, secure, and distribute
high-quality video and audio, enabling entertainment providers around
the world to give consumers seamless and ubiquitous connectivity to
"As the pioneer in transcoding semiconductors, ViXS continues to lead
the industry by showing the first media SoC design to demonstrate
10-bit HEVC," said Sally Daub, President and CEO, ViXS. "HEVC is a
critical new technology that will enable the next generation of
consumer media solutions by significantly reducing bandwidth
requirements for high-quality video. We are excited to be showing this
breakthrough at CES along with our other innovative solutions, such as
MoCA 2.0 and quad-stream 1080p HD transcoding."
The company's private suite at CES 2013 is located in Meeting Place MP25953 South Hall 2 Lower Level in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The products and technologies in
the ViXS Systems suite include the XCode SoC demonstrating 10-bit HEVC,
Forge home media gateway platform, MoCA 2.0, Quad-stream HD
transcoding, DLNA and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and high-density
transcoding for broadcast infrastructure.
About ViXS Systems Inc.
ViXS is the semiconductor pioneer in designing and developing
high-performance media solutions for the consumer electronics and video
service provider industries. With over 390 patents issued and pending
worldwide, ViXS has been recognized with a number of industry awards
for innovation. ViXS is the world leader in transcoder deployments with
over 40 million shipments to date, and still growing.
ViXS has a comprehensive portfolio of products to meet the diverse needs
of the global media industry. Portfolio highlights include the most
advanced dense transcoder available for cloud-based solutions, as well
as SoC's for home devices capable of doing the most simultaneous number
of HD streams in the industry. Moreover, ViXS is the only company to
have integrated transcoding and Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
technologies to create the lowest-cost media gateway capable of
delivering premium content to consumer IP devices, such as the iPad,
inside and outside of the home.
ViXS has three primary product lines: XCode, XCodePro and XConnex. The
XCode family of media processors range from stand-alone transcoding
chips to full SoC solutions, each capable of handling from one to four
simultaneous HD-to-HD transcodes. XCodePro products address the
professional enterprise market and are being deployed today for
cloud-based media streaming services. The XConnex product line is for
communications devices, including MoCA 1.1 and 2.0 solutions.
Additionally, ViXS customers are provided with a robust software
development kit known as Xtensiv.
ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and
offices in Europe, Asia and North America. For more information on
ViXS, visit our website: http://www.vixs.com.
Feature-Packed Smartphone in an Affordable Package - the Pantech Discover Arrives at AT&T Jan. 11
AT&T's Second Smartphone to Feature "Easy Experience" Mode Provides Robust Multimedia Entertainment
AT&T's 4G Network Now Covers 288 Million People; LTE Network Covers More Than 170 Million People
DALLAS, Jan. 7, 2013/PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off 2013 with one of Pantech's most impressive Android smartphones to date, AT&T* announces the Pantech Discover(TM), available for $49.99** with a two-year agreement, in all AT&T channels beginning Jan. 11. Pantech Discover will be the first AT&T smartphone pre-loaded with the AT&T DriveMode® application, an app designed to help prevent texting while driving.
A 4G LTE smartphone, the sleek Discover boasts a large 4.8-inch HD display (1280 x 720) and an impressive 12.6-megapixel camera with 4X zoom, as well as the ability to record and playback video in HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) at 30 frames per second. The Discover's dual 3D surround sound speakers provide a rich audio experience, ideal for listening to music and watching movies, while the built-in near field communication (NFC) technology allows users to share content, read smart tags, or pay for goods and services right from their phone. Packed with high tech features for an affordable price, the Discover provides tremendous value, fast data speeds, and high performance to entertainment seekers and business professionals alike.
The Discover features AT&T DriveMode®, an app that helps curb
texting and driving
. The app can be set-up to automatically send a customizable reply to incoming messages once a vehicle starts moving 25 mph. The auto-reply message is similar to an "out-of-office alert" and can reply to texts, emails and wireless callers letting your friends know that you are driving and unable to respond. The app will automatically send all calls directly to voicemail; however, the user has the option to create an "allow list" or it can also be turned off manually at any time if the user needs to make a call immediately. ***
"The Pantech Discover combines a feature-packed experience - complete with a 12.6-megapixel camera and HD display - with a cost-effective price point, giving AT&T customers yet another strong option in our 4G LTE portfolio," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president- Devices, AT&T. "AT&T is dedicated to educating customers about the dangers of texting while driving and providing real solutions to help prevent the behavior. With DriveMode pre-loaded on the Discover, we hope that users will be less likely to text and drive."
First announced for AT&T on the
in September 2012, Pantech's exclusive Easy Experience and Standard Experience modes, are also available on the Discover. The Easy Experience mode prioritizes customers' apps on the home screen in a clearly organized and easy-to-read format. Customers can easily switch between Easy Experience and the Standard Experience, a classic Android format available for users who prefer to access Discover's wide range of features - social media, video, email - in a highly customizable interface.
In addition, the Discover is a great option for business users as it comes with full VPN and EAS support, plus device encryption for secure access to corporate email and intranets. Its 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB on-board memory plus SwiftKey app allow for maximum efficiency, while its 2,100 mAh battery makes it easier to be productive all day.
"Pantech is taking 2013 by storm with the launch of Discover," said Gary Cherner, vice president of marketing and sales at Pantech. "By launching products at very competitive price points, Pantech is continuing to prove that high quality smartphones don't need to come with a high price tag."
AT&T customers have access to the nation's largest
, covering 288 million people. AT&T's 4G LTE network covers more than 170 million people.****
More information on the Pantech Discover can be found at
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Requires 2-yr wireless agreement with qualified voice and data plans or Mobile Share. Other charges and restrictions apply.
***Data and text messaging charges may apply for download and app usage. Standard messaging rates apply to auto-reply messages. AT&T DriveMode is free to AT&T customers only. Compatible device required.
**** 4G speeds not available everywhere. Limited 4G LTE availability in select markets. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. Learn more at att.com/network.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and
one of the most honored companies in the world
. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at
Pantech Wireless, Inc., an Atlanta, GA based subsidiary of Pantech Co., Ltd., researches, markets and develops wireless handsets, tablets and telecommunications products throughout North America as part of the Pantech Group.
SOURCE AT&T Inc.
CONTACT: Mari Melguizo, AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-212-453-2405, email@example.com
MIDLOTHIAN, Va., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PARI Respiratory Equipment welcomes 2013 by launching a customer ordering website, PARIOrder.com.
"We are pleased to serve thousands of home healthcare companies, medical supply distributors, pharmacies, hospitals, and physicians. Our customers share our commitment to providing the highest quality nebulizers and respiratory products to patients in need. PARI products, which are the most widely used in clinical trials for nebulized medications, are now conveniently available online for customers," states Geoff A. Hunziker, President of PARI in North America.
"Until now, we had not found a technology that could seamlessly connect our user-friendly and image-based catalog with our advanced Enterprise Resource Planning system. PARI Order is able to do that, while providing an easier, faster way for our customers to create, track, and view orders online," added Ashley Weigand, director of marketing.
Customers can log into http://www.PARIOrder.com today. Customer service representatives will also work closely to help sign up new customers and follow-up with customers over the next few weeks.
"We anticipate that everyone from individual physicians to large hospitals will appreciate the user-friendly B2B [business to business] platform that allows multiple customers to quickly place orders, track shipments, and then view accounting information as needed," concluded Weigand.
PARI is a leading, worldwide developer and manufacturer of fast and efficient aerosol delivery systems for patients with asthma, chronic lung disease, cystic fibrosis, RSV, VAP, and HAP. PARI's worldwide vision is to improve the lives of those affected by respiratory diseases and those who care for them.
PARI is considered the gold standard for aerosol delivery for nebulizer therapies. PARI is the only nebulizer company that has demonstrated clinical success in trials for Xopenex, Brovana, DuoNeb, AccuNeb, Perforomist, TOBI, and Cayston. Featured products include the PARI LC PLUS and the drug-specific eFlow Technology platform, such as Altera that delivers Gilead Sciences' Cayston.
Additional information is available by contacting Kirsten Ayars at 805.845.5682 or Ashley Weigand at 804.253.7274 ext. 711.
Blockbuster On Demand Offers Multi-screen Premium Entertainment Using Content Security by Motorola Medios+
Motorola's multi award-winning Medios+ SecureMedia® platform to secure content delivery to Blockbuster On Demand customers
HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Mobility announced that Blockbuster On Demand, has selected SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE(TM) HLS+ from its award-winning Motorola Medios+ platform to secure a new over-the-top (OTT) service. This service will provide the best in on-demand entertainment for U.S. customers on a variety of devices.
Consumers want multi-screen: their favorite content, on any device, anytime. According to Motorola's latest Media Engagement Barometer, nearly 30 percent of the population already watches content on their mobile devices. But content security remains a major hurdle for service providers trying to tap in on the mobile environment because of its inherent complexity.
"SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ lets innovative distributors of entertainment like Blockbuster On Demand address multi-screen content security with a single solution, so that they can extend their content to a range of consumer devices, quickly and reliably," said John Burke, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Converged Solutions, Motorola Mobility.
Motorola Medios+ SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ is the industry's leading service provider solution for ingesting and securely delivering content via standard HTTP methods and infrastructure that is approved by all the major Hollywood studios and network broadcasters. Blockbuster On Demand is using SecureMedia for the initial launch of its service for Android and iOS devices, Samsung TVs and Roku devices, opening the door for expansion to additional smartphones, tablets, game consoles and e-readers in the future.
"With the support of Motorola's industry-leading Medios+ SecureMedia platform, our customers will now be able to instantly stream and enjoy thousands of movies including popular new releases in stunning 1080p HD quality anytime and anywhere on their favorite connected devices," said John M. Paul, SVP Products & Engineering of Dish Digital which operates Blockbuster On Demand. "This new technology supports our digital strategy by streamlining our content distribution process and expanding the variety of secure premium content available to our customers."
Motorola SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ is recognized worldwide as the industry's leading content security innovation, with awards and accolades from Broadband Technology Report, TelcoTV, IP&TV and InfoVision.
For more on Motorola Mobility's activity at CES, please visit our virtual press center and our blog, MediaExperiences2Go and follow us on Twitter @Motomedia2go and #2013CES.
Dish Digital Holdings LLC is a joint venture between Dish Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) and EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS). DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.042 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2012, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation's subsidiary, Blockbuster L.L.C., delivers family entertainment to millions of customers around the world. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit http://www.dish.com. EchoStar Corporation is the premier global provider of satellite operations and video delivery solutions. EchoStar's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hughes, is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband services, delivering network technologies and managed services for enterprise and government customers in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Englewood, CO, with additional business units world-wide, EchoStar is a multiple Emmy award-winning company that has pioneered advancements in the set-top box and satellite industries for over 30 years, consistently delivering value for customers, partners and investors through innovation and outstanding quality. Over the last three decades EchoStar's contribution to video technology has been a major influencer to shifts in the way consumers view, receive and manage TV programming. EchoStar's consumer solutions include HughesNet®, North America's #1 high-speed satellite Internet service, Sling Media's Slingbox® products, and EchoStar's line of advanced digital video set-top box products for the European free satellite and terrestrial viewer markets.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, owned by Google, fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Personal Communications Devices Launches New Web Site
Consumer-oriented Site Features Accessories and Smart Home Systems
Industry Veteran Billy Crotty to Lead New Business Unit
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Communications Devices, LLC (PCD) http://www.pcdphones.com, a leading provider of wireless devices and value-added services to clients in the Americas for more than 25 years, today announced the launch of a new web site that features a range of products for consumers: PCDWireless.com http://www.pcdwireless.com. Spearheading the company's expansion into the consumer and accessories markets is industry veteran Billy Crotty, who recently joined PCD as the new General Manager, Accessories Strategic Business Unit. The announcement was made at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
"PCDWireless.com represents a new strategic emphasis for PCD and is a significant expansion into our direct-to-consumer capabilities," said George Appling, President and CEO of PCD. "The new site gives consumers easy access to accessories for products from our OEM partners, such as HTC, Pantech and Alcatel.
This one-of-a-kind site will offer a range of products that touch consumers throughout their days and throughout their lives, including:
-- Accessories that enhance and take advantage of the advanced capabilities
of the new smart devices
-- Power, audio, and fashion accessories - like wired and wireless
headsets, portable batteries, shells, plastic cases and screen
protectors - for mobile and smart phone devices
-- Carrier-branded lifestyle and health products, including a heart monitor
and a pedometer
-- Home Connect - a home monitoring system which features LTE gateways with
extenders, cameras and other devices to monitor the user's home and
appliances while away (service provider requirements apply)
"PCD's strong long-term relationships with our OEMs and carrier-partners allow us to offer these often-overlooked products and services," added Crotty. "This site is yet another example of our commitment to our partnerships, and the value-added services PCD brings to these relationships."
Crotty comes to PCD with a broad range of industry experience, including more than fifteen years in executive-level positions focused specifically in wireless accessories at Skinit Inc., Pure Energy Solutions, Superior Communications, Airgain Inc., Esmertec AG and Cellon International.
Built on a legacy of service and innovation, PCD http://www.pcdphones.com is committed to bringing you the wireless world. A global gateway for its technology partners throughout the Americas, PCD provides both carriers and manufacturers a rich array of product life cycle management services that includes planning and development; inventory; technical testing; quality control; forward and reverse logistics; sell-in and sell-thru, marketing & warranty support; and an extensive portfolio of high-quality and versatile wireless devices. PCD is based in Hauppauge, New York, and maintains operations facilities in Brea, California.
SOURCE Personal Communications Devices, LLC
Personal Communications Devices, LLC
CONTACT: David Nesmith, Richards Partners, +1-214-891-2864, David_Nesmith@Richards.com
Passport Expands National Claims Market Presence With Acquisition Of Data Systems Group
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Passport Health Communications Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and services that help hospitals and healthcare organizations streamline business operations and secure payment for their services, today announced that it has acquired Data Systems Group, a California-based provider of direct revenue cycle software solutions. The acquisition expands the geographic reach and capabilities of Passport's claims management operations, strengthens its range of revenue cycle solutions for healthcare organizations, and complements its leading market position in Patient Access and Payment Certainty.
Data Systems Group works with more than 200 hospital customers and 85 physician sites in 20 states, with a concentration in the western U.S. Data Systems Group brings extensive institutional knowledge of California Medicaid to Passport, having pioneered the development of electronically submitted claims to BlueShield Medicare throughout California.
"Combining Passport and Data Systems Group is a strategic move that enables us to offer a deeper and broader scope of claims solutions and services to our customers across the U.S. Data Systems Group has a full suite of products and services, a history of innovation, and a great reputation built on a wealth of experience in the California market," said Passport CEO Scott MacKenzie. "Data Systems Group also has a great reputation for customer satisfaction that is consistent with Passport's culture of putting the customer first. This acquisition strengthens our unique position as the only partner that healthcare organizations need for the entire revenue cycle, and underscores our commitment to offering a better, more comprehensive end-to-end solution than any other company."
"Passport is an industry leader with a national reach. We are proud of what we have accomplished in the past 40 years as Data Systems Group, and at the same time are very optimistic about the outlook for the future by joining Passport. Our company cultures are very similar in terms of innovation and focus on customer service and support. We look forward to bringing even more value to our customers as part of Passport," said Rob Stucker, COO of Data Systems Group.
Passport is recognized as the market leader in upfront solutions that help hospitals Achieve Payment Certainty for Every Patient((TM)). Earlier this year Passport bought N.J.-based STAT Technologies and that company's technology platform added ambulatory clinical solutions to Passport's software suite to help healthcare organizations facilitate scheduling and physician order alignment.
With Data Systems Group and an expanded claims suite, Passport will continue to market its flagship platform, Passport eCare(TM) NEXT, as the healthcare industry's only fully integrated solution for the entire revenue cycle workflow, delivered through a single user interface from one company. The company now has more than 200 direct-to-payer claims connections, including Blue Shield of California. New or enhanced capabilities gained by Passport with the Data Systems Group acquisition include:
-- electronic claims processing
-- claims status monitoring
-- remittance and payment processing
-- payment analysis
-- financial reporting
-- automated bad debt logs
Passport executives said the transition and integration process will be seamless for customers and employees of both companies. Current Data Systems Group customers will continue to be supported without changes, and Passport will invest in maintaining and improving the Data Systems Group product suite. Current and future customers will benefit from having one partner for all their revenue cycle needs, from patient access and payment certainty to claims.
Passport will maintain operations at the Data Systems Group office in Sacramento, creating its sixth regional office in addition to the Passport corporate headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Visit passporthealth.com or call (888) 661-5657 for more information.
About Passport Health Communications Inc.
Passport Health Communications Inc. creates solutions to enable hospitals and healthcare providers to improve business operations and achieve Payment Certainty for Every Patient((TM)). Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., the organization is among the nation's fastest-growing Software-as-a-Service companies. Its Passport eCare((TM)) brand of patient access and payment certainty solutions are delivered to more than 2,300 U.S. hospitals and over 8,600 other healthcare facilities in all 50 states. For more information, visit passporthealth.com.
Contacts: Scott Bagwell Stacy Gillespie
SVP - Sales and Marketing VP - Marketing
(615) 661-5657 (615) 261-2769
Dave Chaney Matt Benson / David Isaacs
Lam-Andrews Sard Verbinnen & Co.
(615) 297-7717, ext. 107 (212) 687-8080 / (415) 618-8750
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Purchase Provides Customers with Expanded Range of Products and Enhanced Shopping Experience
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Art.com Inc., the world's easiest place to discover, experience and buy art, has announced the acquisition of Zenfolio Inc. Zenfolio is a leading destination for professional and amateur photographers who need an online platform to upload, display, share, sell and market their photos and services.
"Bringing Zenfolio into the Art.com family was very natural because of the synergy between the two companies in the wall decor space," said Geoffroy Martin, CEO of Art.com Inc. "Zenfolio provides a solution for photographers looking to sell their work online, and will allow us to capture an even larger portion of our customers' 'wall share.'"
Since 2006, Zenfolio has been the premier provider of online photography presentation and sales solutions for professional photographers and enthusiasts. Through its subscription-based service, photographers have all the tools necessary to create their own successful websites:
-- Customizable photo and video viewing experience;
-- Powerful photo management and security interface with unlimited storage;
-- Flexible, state-of-the-art e-commerce platform integrated with a growing
number of global fulfillment partners.
Zenfolio's integrated hosting solution allows photographers to professionally manage their entire online presence under one roof, giving them an unmatched ability to sell clients high-quality prints and photo products through one destination.
"We are looking forward to the opportunity to leverage Art.com's resources to accelerate our growth and expand our product offering," said Alex Peyzner, Founder and CEO of Zenfolio Inc. "We are passionate about photography and believe that beautiful photographs should have an equally impressive viewing experience. We believe joining forces with Art.com can further enhance customer experience and advance product development."
With more than 12 million customers in 120 countries worldwide, Art.com Inc. is the world's largest online specialty retailer of high-quality wall art. The company was founded in 1998 with one goal--to help people find the art they love so they can love their spaces more. Offering an unparalleled assortment of art images, Art.com's vision is to forever lead the way art is experienced and consumed. Art.com Inc. runs three sites in the USA--Art.com, AllPosters.com and ArtistRising.com--and has a strong international presence with 25 local sites in Europe, Japan, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and South America.
The company offers custom framing and specialty printing, interactive visualization tools to help people find the perfect piece of art for their space and an app for iPad called artCircles, that lets users explore art from a hand-picked selection of curated collections. Art.com Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. For more information, visit http://www.art.com.
NI Adds 20 Switch Modules to Industry-Leading PXI Platform for Automated Test
- In 2012, NI introduced 20 new PXI and PXI Express switches with a variety of power ranges and relay types to provide high-density signal routing for test systems.
- New products further enhance the broad offering of NI switches for the PXI platform that simplify the development of complete automated test systems, even if they span thousands of channels or multiple signal types.
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) released 20 new PXI and PXI Express switches last year, offering engineers higher density and higher bandwidth switches to meet a range of automated test requirements. Switches in the PXI platform simplify applications ranging from low-speed precision measurements on a dozen test points to high-frequency characterization of integrated circuits in large multi-site configurations.
"As a market and technology leader in PXI, NI is committed to building our switch portfolio to provide the best flexibility for the challenging applications addressed by the PXI platform," said Charles Schroeder, director of test marketing for NI. "These 20 new switch modules make it easier than ever before to integrate all your instrumentation and switches in the same platform."
NI PXI-2520, NI high-density, 2 A general-
PXI-2521, NI purpose relays
NI PXI-2796, NI
PXI-2799 40 GHz microwave switches
NI PXI-2540, NI
PXI-2541 300/350 MHz RF matrices
NI 2833, NI 2834 2 A relay matrices for the NI
NI PXI-2720, NI 8-bit and 16-bit programmable
PXI-2722, NI resistor modules
NI PXI-2543, NI 6.6 GHz solid state RF
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Jabra and Dolby Deliver Full Spectrum Sound Experience
New Sound App Adds Extra Depth and Dimension for Headphone Users
NASHUA, N.H., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile music lovers around the world are in for a new listening experience as a result of a new co-operation between Jabra, a leading producer of innovative headset and speakerphone solutions, and Dolby Laboratories. The move sees Dolby® Digital Plus become part of Jabra's Sound App which delivers music as it should be heard: rich and immersive with full-spectrum sound.
It's simply a case of downloading the optimized Jabra Sound App and installing it on smartphones or tablets. In addition to delivering virtual surround sound with bass and high frequency enhancements, the new app features a Graphic Equalizer with predefined and customised setting options and a Jabra headphone model selector for optimal sound experience. The Jabra Sound App also enables consumers to easily create and manage playlists and to share music that they are listening to via social media channels.
"Smartphones and tablets are becoming ubiquitous as users access and listen to their music while on the move, but it's not just about convenience as consumers want the best sound experience as well. So whether they're commuting, on the beach, out for a walk or simply relaxing at home, the new Jabra Sound App with Dolby Digital Plus delivers incredible sound with added depth and dimension for both corded and wireless headphones," said Anne Raaen Rasmussen, Senior Vice President, Mobile Division, Jabra.
"Now more than ever, music lovers demand a premium, highest-quality audio experience wherever they are," said Andreas Spechtler, EMEA Regional Vice President, Dolby Laboratories. "Jabra's Sound App with Dolby Digital Plus is proof of our mutual commitment to transforming how listeners experience the music they enjoy. Dolby will continue to look at new and innovative ways of delivering next-generation music service experiences."
The application will be available for purchase on online app stores soon and free of charge with the release of the Jabra Vox, Jabra Revo and Jabra Revo Wireless headphones in Q2 2013. The Jabra Revo Wireless headphones will be the first wireless headphones in the world to offer Dolby® Digital Plus for this enhanced music experience.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S (GN) - listed on NASDAQ OMX. Jabra employs approximately 850 people worldwide and in 2011 produced an annual revenue which amounted to DKK 2,106 million. Jabra is a world leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of a broad range of hands-free communications solutions. With a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back more than two decades, Jabra's consumer and business divisions produce corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality.
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Office Evolution® Announces First Franchise, Boosts Brand Into National Spotlight
BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Within five months of the national franchise launch, Office Evolution® today announced the signing of its first franchisee on December 31. The new location, which will be the ninth location in the Denver Front Range area, was awarded to EdgarHart, LLC, an entity owned by Matt Edgar, a seasoned Colorado entrepreneur. Office Evolution expects the new location to begin operating by this summer.
Colorado-based Office Evolution provides small businesses and entrepreneurs with virtual office services such as conference rooms, live phone answering, executive suites, reception and mail services, as well as a professional address.
"We've spent 10 years contributing to the success of small business clients and fostering an environment that's positive and collaborative, which is why we carefully select our franchise owners to ensure they meet our criteria, especially a passion for helping small business clients thrive. Matt, our new franchisee, has demonstrated those important attributes throughout our selection process and he will represent the Office Evolution brand well," said Mark Hemmeter, President and Founder.
As an Office Evolution client since 2011, Edgar's familiarity with the company's products, service and standards made him an ideal franchisee. "I researched a lot of businesses and really wanted something that not only had room to grow, but had longevity as well," Matt Edgar says. "As Office Evolution's first franchisee, I know we are well-positioned for success now and in the years ahead." He adds that given the market trends, the business is only poised to gain more brand value and public recognition in the future.
The company started in 2003 and has grown to eight Front Range locations. Serving over 10,000 client companies since their inception with a consultative, partnering culture, the company keeps things flexible, simple and easy for their clients. Not requiring long-term contracts gives clients the flexibility to join on a month-to-month or annual basis depending on their choice.
Office Evolution franchisees will tap into the existing centralized call handling, operations, technology, financial and marketing systems that have been refined over the last ten years, yielding infrastructure savings that result in an economical initial franchise investment.
"We are creating a network of innovative franchisees that support small-business people around the country. This is a critical time to incubate small-business success. Matt and our future franchisees possess an ideal perspective to empathize and foster relationships with their clients as a result of their own similar experiences and aspirations," Hemmeter states.
About Office Evolution
Office Evolution is a Colorado-based virtual office and executive suites provider with eight locations along Colorado's Front Range. In business since 2003, Office Evolution is the full-service virtual office solutions authority, providing clients with a professional image, friendly service and convenience by offering executive office space and virtual solutions at a practical price. Committed to help business owners thrive by taking the work out of running an office, Office Evolution delivers quality service and amenities, and provides opportunities to connect and share knowledge with like-minded professionals. Conference and training rooms, business center services, live answering and call management offer the right mix of services to help business owners succeed.
Technology Provides Better Service, Lower Costs for Calimesa
CALIMESA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Your next planning question in the Riverside County city of Calimesa might be answered by an expert who is miles from the City's planning counter. Through the use of existing technology, residents of Calimesa can speak to and see a planner immediately from the Calimesa Planning offices via a live video link. The new system increases coverage at the planning counter from a day or two a week to full time, without increasing costs to the City.
"Planners have been available by phone, but the video conference aspect is new and much more personal," says PMC's Director of Planning Jerry Guarracino. "The video system is much friendlier, and people love using it."
Unlike a phone call, the video link also allows the sharing of sketches or photographs. Combined with email and information available on the City's web site, the video system offers a robust, easy-to-use way for residents and businesses to communicate with city hall. The live video link allows short questions to be answered immediately, while a follow-up appointment can be scheduled for more involved issues.
According to City Manager Randy Anstine, "This is a great example of how Calimesa is using technology to provide improved, friendly customer service to our residents. We appreciate the imagination and creativity of PMC, our planning services provider, who brought this system to Calimesa."
Said Councilman Bill Davis, who tried the system when it was launched in October, "I was very impressed."
Aside from the wow factor, the system also saves the City money.
"Ordinarily, to cover the public counter, we would have a planner more or less waiting around for the next question or project," says PMC's Guarracino. "In this case, the City only pays for the 10 or 15 minutes used to actually answer the question or schedule a meeting."
Certainly there is a time and place for personal meetings, and PMC is scheduled to be in the City regularly, but this new system enables that time to be used more efficiently. The new planning program is one more example of the City living up to its "Rise and Shine" motto.
Contact: Randy Anstine (909) 795-9801
Contact: Eric Norris (530) 574-4875
Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Drives Social Change, Enriches Lives with nFocus Solutions
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- nFocus Solutions®, the leading provider of performance management and outcome measurement solutions for nonprofits, communities and the U.S. government, released a new case study showcasing the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County's data-driven path to success.
The Boys & Girls Club provides programs and services that positively impact youth within Maury County, Tenn. Available on the nFocus website, the case study describes how the nonprofit shifted its focus from a superficial tracking process to a greater emphasis on becoming more data driven. As a result, the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County selected and implemented nFocus' proven KidTrax® and Outcome Measurement Toolkit(OMT)tools. The nFocus solutions are also instrumental in helping the Club meet the data collection requirements as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's unprecedented National Youth Outcomes Initiative.
"We have been blown away by the results achieved since using nFocus Solutions,"said Chris Poynter, the Club's Assistant Executive Director. "With KidTrax and OMT, we're able to show our community the impact our organization has on their youth, while showing our donors a tangible return on their investment. We have also been able to form partnerships that grow our reach and help us move toward our goal of becoming agents of social change."
"We are proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Maury County, as well as thousands of other Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide," said Ananda Roberts, President of nFocus Solutions. "We congratulate Maury County on their success and hope that their story can show other nonprofits the power that having accurate membership data and clear organization-wide visibility can have on improving the lives of those they serve."
Visit nFocus.com for more information and to download the case study.
About nFocus Solutions®
nFocus Solutions® is dedicated to the development of innovative technologies and intelligent business solutions for the public sector. We are a leading provider of applications, services and technologies that community-based organizations, the DOD and public schools rely on to make their organizations more effective. Our high-quality data management and analysis software enable nFocus Solutions clients to achieve clear, well-defined results that change the world. Visit nfocus.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to learn more.
PowerbyProxi Launches New Integrated Wireless Charging Smartphone Solution
Plans to demo its advanced wireless power solution for smartphones at CES
PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerbyProxi, (http://www.powerbyproxi.com.) developer of the world's most advanced and safest wireless power, will today preview its new integrated wireless charging smartphone solution at Pepcom's Digital Experience media event at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, at 7pm. PowerbyProxi's solution, which comprises a miniature receiver efficient enough to be integrated into the processor board of a smartphone without causing overheating, works with a transmitter that provides complete spatial freedom of positioning and is housed in a sleek charging pad. A demonstration can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/NuLuAVJXJfc.
"OEM feedback has been overwhelmingly positive to our initial samples and test data showing how far we are ahead of comparative solutions," said Greg Cross, chairman, PowerbyProxi. "This is the most advanced wireless charging system for smartphones available today, not only because our patented design allows for full spatial freedom on the charging pad, but because we can simultaneously charge up to three devices at full speed. At last, OEMs can offer their users a wireless charging solution that doesn't involve a compromise on performance."
Wireless charging solutions that have been integrated into smartphones to-date have typically suffered from problems like over-heating. This requires the development of a special thermal cover to protect the smartphone's circuitry and precise positioning on the charging pad for the transfer of power. Devices have also taken much longer to charge than if plugged into a wall socket. PowerbyProxi's solution provides charging at the same speed as wired charging and is based on a loosely-coupled design.
In summary, PowerbyProxi's solution comprises:
-- The first system capable of being fully integrated into a smartphone:
the receiver circuit and coil can fit inside a smartphone alongside
other components with no modification to the device itself. No covers,
sleeves or additional add-ons
-- The only system available that can charge up to three devices
simultaneously at full power
-- The only wireless charging system that can charge devices at full wired
speed offering a charge time equivalent to wired chargers
-- Advanced thermal management during charging. PowerbyProxi's system
ensures that the main components of the device - the battery, back cover
and LCD screen - do not overheat or damage the device when streaming
video/music during charging
-- The system has built-in foreign object detection so coins, keys,
silverware, and other metal objects, do not overheat. Remains at room
temperature while on the pad and while other devices are charging
-- PowerbyProxi meets all safety (RF exposure) requirements for safe
operation of the device
For more information about PowerbyProxi please visit http://www.powerbyproxi.com.
PowerbyProxi has developed the world's most advanced and safest wireless power system. We give consumer electronics and industrial product designers the freedom to wirelessly transfer efficient power in the most difficult places: from a miniaturized receiver inside a AA battery to a mission critical solution in the demanding and hostile environment of a wind turbine control system. PowerbyProxi has worked with customers on over 50 real world projects and built its deep technical know-how by initially focusing on complex industrial applications. We have also created the first commercial wireless recharging system capable of 3D power transfer, regardless of how the device is positioned in the recharging unit. PowerbyProxi is a spin-out of the University of Auckland's world-leading engineering department and holds an unrivaled patent portfolio with 122 patents issued worldwide. For more information visit: http://www.powerbyproxi.com.
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Axeda Gives Customers More Choice with New Axeda Ready Devices
An Ecosystem of Device Partners Enables Easy and Rapid Connectivity
FOXBORO, Mass., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and delivering machine-to-machine (M2M) applications, today announced that devices from partner companies CalAmp, Danlaw, GlobalSat, Lantronix, MultiTech, RFM and Xirgo have successfully completed Axeda Ready development, testing and certification, which ensures compatibility and ease of deployment with the Axeda Machine Cloud®.
By enabling more devices and services to quickly and easily integrate with the Axeda Machine Cloud, the Axeda Ready program broadens the device options available to customers - allowing them to select the right communication device for their environment. For device manufacturers, Axeda Ready provides a testing and implementation program that validates their connectivity via the Axeda agent protocol or their own device protocol. The program includes development and certification of Axeda Codecs (protocol translators) that leverage the Axeda AnyDevice Service to enable device makers to connect to Axeda using their own device protocol.
"New business strategies offering connected services will rely on a diverse and broad array of devices and our customers want M2M platform solutions that give them the flexibility to use any device type," said Bill Zujewski, executive vice president of product strategy and marketing at Axeda. "The Axeda Ready program was created to enable easy connectivity using a long list of popular M2M communication devices for equipment, consumer products, fleets, smart homes, smart hospitals, smart cities and the
Internet of Corporate Things
(TM). Our M2M application enablement platform is not tied to a single device like most of our competitors, but instead delivers a future-proof multi-device approach."
"Solutions that help simplify the process for manufacturers and remove time, cost, and complexity from developing a connected product solution will be the key force behind the industry's continued growth," said Sam Lucero, senior principal analyst for M2M research at IHS. "We expect the installed base of cellular connected devices in M2M applications to grow to approximately 327 million connections globally by 2016. This growth will be increasingly characterized by an evolution from standalone 'point solutions' to multi-vendor interoperability and then to a truly inter-connected 'Internet of Things'."
Axeda Ready Raises the Bar in the Connected Product Ecosystem
Customers now have more options in choosing how they connect to the Axeda Machine Cloud with the addition of the following Axeda Ready Products:
Company: CalAmp Axeda Ready Product: LMU
CalAmp provides wireless communications solutions that enable access to critical data and content at any time, from anywhere. Its broad offering of devices and targeted solutions serve customers spanning numerous markets including mobile resource management, public safety, transportation, vehicle financing, industrial monitoring and control, energy, and direct broadcast satellite. The LMU-3000 is an economical, full-featured vehicle monitoring and tracking device designed for easy and reliable installation in automobiles and light-duty trucks. The LMU-3000 is ideal for automotive insurance, driver behavior management, auto rental, vehicle auction and sales lot planning, fleet management and many other automotive applications.
Danlaw's Telematics solutions provide companies with flexible, easy to install, OBD II wireless communication devices for monitoring and logging vehicle network data, GPS location, and driver behavior information. Reliability and commitment to excellence are proven with over 300,000 DataLoggers in the insurance, fleet, mobile resource management, and loyalty markets. Danlaw's three decades of protocol development and diagnostic testing, for nearly every major automotive OEM, ensures the success of your connected vehicle program.
GlobalSat WorldCom Group is a global manufacturer of GPS receivers and electronic communications devices. The GlobalSat TR-151(850/1800/1900 MHz) is designed as a tracking/monitoring device for personal or vehicle applications using GPS and GSM technology. Specified recipients can retrieve the location of the TR-151 without the need for interaction from the person, or vehicle carrying the device. The GPS coordinates can then be viewed on free web-sites such as GoogleMaps®, or be directed to a third-party subscription based web-site that offers rich feature sets to further enhance the retrieved location data.
Company: Lantronix Axeda Ready Product: PremierWave XC
Lantronix®, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) is a global leader in secure communication technologies that simplify remote access, management, and control of virtually any electronic device. PremierWave XC HSPA+ Intelligent Gateway and Application Server offer network redundancy and security for mission-critical applications and event tracking. PremierWave XN Wi-Fi Application Server offers Dual-Band 802.11n and SmartRoam technology for seamless mobile connectivity and reliability. PremierWave features the industry-proven Lantronix device server application suite and enterprise-level security allowing secure remote access and management from practically anywhere. PremierWave is Axeda Ready, allowing easy customization to retrieve data from the attached edge device and into the Axeda cloud.
Company: Multi-Tech Systems Axeda Ready Product: MultiConnect(TM) OCG
Multi-Tech Systems offers the industry's most comprehensive M2M (machine-to-machine) communications products and services portfolio. The MultiConnect(TM) OCG open communications gateways comprise of an open Linux development environment and a fully certified hardware offering that includes multiple interfaces (serial, USB, Ethernet and SD card) and internal peripherals (including a cellular modem and a GPS receiver) in one application-ready end user solution. The MultiConnect OCG-D is ideal for companies with software competencies looking for a complete hardware solution. The MultiConnect OCG-E is for companies with hardware and software competencies and provides maximum design flexibility.
RF Monolithics, Inc., a provider of solutions-driven, technology enabled wireless connectivity for a broad range of wireless applications--from individual standard and custom components to complete products for comprehensive industrial wireless sensor networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) technology. The LG family of wireless Ethernet and cellular gateways provides seamless connectivity to RFM's SN family of battery powered wireless sensor nodes using 900MHz and 2.4GHz FHSS as well as IEEE802.15.4 RF technologies. With the ability to mix and match sensor input types, the RFM wireless sensor network hardware platform is easy to customize to meet practically any WSN or M2M application.
Xirgo Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative, full-featured, application-specific wireless M2M communication devices. An expansive product line facilitates best-in-class solutions for numerous vertical market applications. The XT-2060G is a versatile plug and play OBD II device that directly monitors and communicates vital vehicle information such as location, speed, VIN, ignition status and many other codes available on the OBD port of vehicles. The XT-4760G is a self-contained, outdoor tracking and monitoring gateway with a large rechargeable battery - ideal for tracking high-value assets, containers, and trailers. The XT-5060G is designed for extreme environmental conditions and long-term deployments with no external power source.
Axeda provides the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative M2M application -- taking the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Axeda customers use its M2M cloud service to deliver innovative M2M solutions and optimize their business processes with data from their connected products.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at:
Ivee Sleek to Debut First Hands-Free Voice Activated Personal Home Assistant at CES 2013
CES 2013 Las Vegas attendees will be first to meet ivee sleek - a voice-activated and internet-connected assistant for the home
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IN(D)(2), an innovation and product development firm, today announced the debut of the first hands-free voice activated personal assistant, ivee Sleek, at the 2013 International CES show in Las Vegas. Interactive Voice, Inc, a pioneer in voice controlled electronics, hired IN(D)(2) to design and help develop ivee Sleek.
Ivee Sleek is a Wi-Fi enabled voice interactive assistant which is activated by spoken command. Using natural language understanding, machine learning, and a server-based knowledge engine, ivee answers questions, obeys commands and can control other internet-connected devices and services. Ivee's advanced voice trigger technology allows you to activate the device from a distance without touching it. In addition, light and temperature sensors detect ivee's ambient surroundings, making her smart and aware.
"I've always dreamed of talking to an artificial intelligence system that could control my home" said Jonathon Nostrant, CEO and founder of ivee. "We saw the beginnings of voice recognition and personal assistant technology on mobile phones, but they never provided the experience we were looking for." IN(D)(2) worked closely with ivee's team from the beginning, designing and developing Sleek, defining the user experience and bringing ivee's products to life.
Ivee Sleek can be seen at CES from Jan. 8-11, 2013, at South Hall 2 Booth #25827.
IN(D)(2 )(http://www.inclusived2.com) , a division of IND GROUP, is a value-added global design and development consultancy with the goal of creating innovative products that stand out and above today's marketplace of consumer and business goods. Founded in 2006, IN(D)(2 )has designed and developed over one hundred products ranging from children's toys, consumer products, healthcare devices, as well as web-apps. From concept development to manufacturing, as well as brand development and marketing, IN(D)(2 )is a one-stop product development consultancy.
Ivee (Interactive Voice Inc.) was founded in 2011 as a consumer-focused, voice-controlled electronics company. Ivee works at the intersection of artificial intelligence, speech recognition, natural language understanding, and the Internet of Things. Ivee has made voice-activated alarm clocks, which can be found at stores like Best Buy, Staples, and Brookstone.
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ScreenBeam is among the first devices approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance(®) for their Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast(TM) program, which simplifies discovery and setup in streaming content to TVs. Actiontec offers ScreenBeam as both a stand-alone wireless display adapter and as a kit. As a stand-alone wireless display adapter, ScreenBeam is compatible with a broad range of Miracast-certified sources including laptops, smartphones, tablets, and devices running Android or WiDi 3.5 and higher. ScreenBeam is also available as a kit, which includes wireless display software and a USB transmitter for Windows 7 & 8 PCs, addressing a large installed base of users who need wireless display capability.
Industry analysts project shipments of Miracast devices to exceed 1.5B units by 2016. The ScreenBeam kit provides a unique solution that lets consumers take advantage of Miracast today, on Windows 7 & 8 PCs, while ensuring future compatibility with Miracast devices as they find their way into homes and businesses.
-- The ONLY wireless display solution supporting all Miracast-enabled
devices, WiDi 3.5 and higher, and Windows 7 & 8 PCs
-- Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM), Miracast certified
-- HDMI Certified; supports up to 1080p HD video and audio
-- 50-foot range, no line-of-sight required
-- Dedicated wireless connection; does not require home network connection.
Kit includes USB Transmitter dongle and display software for Windows 7 &
"Both consumers and professionals want to experience multimedia on the best possible screen," said Dean Chang, president and CEO at Actiontec Electronics. "It's no longer acceptable to subject your friends or colleagues to watching your content on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop screen when you can beam it to your projector or flat-panel. ScreenBeam is a simple and affordable way to take advantage of the biggest and best screens in your home or office."
"Miracast certification ensures interoperability across a wide range of products, and Actiontec has tirelessly tested against all known Miracast-certified source devices to ensure customers have a great experience. ScreenBeam works with all device types and brands; its versatility will continue to grow as consumers bring more Miracast devices into their homes and offices," added Chang.
For more information on ScreenBeam, visit Actiontec's website.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products -- including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions like network adapters, wireless video and display devices -- are deployed by some of the largest broadband carriers in North America, and sold in major retail and online stores globally. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them make connections today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Pioneering Winemaker Randall Grahm Tries New Way To Sell Wine In America
--- NakedWines.com invests $150,000 in Randall Grahm ---
NAPA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crowdfunding raises $150,000 for award-winning California Winemaker
NakedWines.com, a customer-funded winery, has united over 150,000 Angels to invest $150,000 to launch two new wines with wine industry veteran, Randall Grahm. Randall is famous for his winery, Bonny Doon Vineyard, where he has reached winemaking stardom for his passion for Rhone grape varieties. The James Beard Foundation awarded him the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 1994 and since then he has gone on to win dozens of awards for his contribution to the American wine industry. Randall has always looked at new ways to sell wine in America and his partnership with NakedWines.com is about as different as it gets.
Funded by cutting costs you can't taste
Since Randall Grahm's new wines are crowdfunded by his customers, there are no marketing or sales costs. This allows the NakedWines.com Angels to invest heavily in grapes and talent, without wasting money on things they can't taste.
In the wine business, the cost of selling is so high that it can often double or triple the price of a bottle. Randall says, "I honestly don't understand the implications. I don't know if I'm competing against myself, but the wine world is changing. There has been an enormous proliferation of brands and the consolidation of distribution. There is a finite limit to how much we can produce under Bonny Doon. With NakedWines.com I have the freedom to experiment, the flexibility to blend, and the fact that they pay for the grapes helps me big time."
Investors already reporting on their return
Over 300 of Randall's Angel investors have already rated and commented on "Close But No Cigare" and "Syrah/Viognier" which are available exclusively through NakedWines.com as of January 2013.
NakedWines.com was born in December 2008 when 12 friends quit their jobs in the middle of the recession to do things a little differently.
Our goal: Find the world's most talented, undiscovered winemakers and set them up in business.
How we go about it
-- 150,000 customers invest over $3 million dollars a month towards future
orders (we call them 'Angels')
-- Which we use to fund independent winemakers
-- In return for exclusive wines at wholesale prices
-- Which we pass back to our customers
We call it the 'virtuous circle,' as everybody gets more for less, without trampling on anyone along the way.
The hard and fast facts
If you're looking for something a little meatier, this should help:
-- We've invested in 105 independent winemakers to date
-- We ship an average of 10,000 bottles of wine every day
-- We've seen over 100% growth year-on-year, with sales of $40 million in
-- We've recruited 200K customers, 150K of which invest over $3 million
dollars a month towards future orders
-- We were named the UK's most innovative wine company for two years on the
trot, at the IWC
-- We were named the UK's Online Business of the Year at the 2011 National
-- And we're probably the world's largest group of net wine investors
A truly social business
As well as the model itself, the website delivers a truly social experience:
-- Customers can chat directly to one another and to the winemakers
-- Customers can vote with their feet on new initiatives and wines, to
decide what makes the cut
-- And we can suggest to customers what to buy AND what not to buy, based
on their preferences
The man at the top is Rowan Gormley, former Virgin Wines and Virgin Money CEO, and our non-executive director who keeps us in check is Ian West, former BSkyB MD. The rest of us are an assorted bunch of 25 wine and tech-loving employees based in Napa.
Media contact: Adam Reiter, 707-723-4762, email@example.com
Celsya to Debut Caregiver Social Network Platform at CES 2013
CelsyaLife.com is a free online social platform for caregivers and patients managing chronic illnesses to find support, communicate together, and live better
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Celsya, Inc., a developer of health and wellness solutions, announces today the debut of its Caregiver Social Network Platform on Jan. 8(th) at the 2013 International CES show in Las Vegas. Celsya Life (http://www.celsyalife.com) is a free and secure social platform for family caregivers and patients to find support from people experiencing similar issues, share and learn from each other, and use health tools for better living.
"Living with or caring for someone with a chronic illness is not an easy task," says Eran Weinberg, Founder and CEO of Celsya, Inc." There are a many resources available about medical conditions, but the personal and emotional support which is critical to managing your health is lacking. By providing a safe and secure place for caregivers and patients to connect it provides them support from others so they can know they are not alone; each person can help each other to live better."
Celsya Life provides caregivers and patients an easy way to discover or create groups, automatically curates relevant content and recommendations based on their conditions and location, and offers tools to manage health such as medication management and health trackers.
Members can build a social network of close family and friends, add applications such as social calendar and events planner, message sharing, in addition to health management apps. Unlike other social networking websites, Celsya Life is designed for the 50+ market with an emphasis on privacy and does not sell any personal data.
"Managing health affects our physical, emotional, and financial health; that is why we developed this platform to be open so that caregivers and patients can not only find support for their chronic illness, but also find other groups such as those focused on local activities or stress management," explains Weinberg.
Celsya Life can be seen at the International CES show in Las Vegas from Jan. 8-11, 2013, at South Hall 2 Booth #26733, where they will be sharing the booth with Dr. Marion, an award-winning, nationally recognized geriatric care manager.
Founder and CEO, Celsya, Inc.
Beyond hands-free: TI brings high-performance wireless connectivity to automotive infotainment with new WiLink(TM) 8Q family
Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Bluetooth low energy, NFC and GNSS combo-connectivity automotive solutions for multimedia streaming, hands free calling and A2DP stereo with easy pairing
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wireless connectivity is becoming a key feature in automobiles for sharing and viewing content from smartphones and tablets to in-car systems, easy pairing of devices, navigation and replacement of expensive cables for in-car communication. To answer this need, today Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) introduced the WiLink(TM) 8Q family of wireless automotive connectivity solutions. With its multi-radio technology, the WiLink 8Q family reaches new levels of cross platform scalability and delivers advanced features including in-car multimedia streaming video in-parallel with Bluetooth hands-free calling and advanced audio distribution profile (A2DP) stereo sound. Additionally, with near field communications (NFC) for easy Wi-Fi and Bluetooth pairing, WiLink 8Q solutions enable an easy connection between a smartphone or tablet and the automobile, providing a seamless user experience. Read more about the WiLink 8Q family experience on the new TI Behind the Wheel blog here.
The WiLink 8Q family is designed for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast(TM) operation. With an integrated power amplifier (PA) and complete software reuse across all family members, WiLink 8Q solutions provide a full range of products for wireless automotive infotainment including:
-- Combo-connectivity system-on-chips (SoCs) with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
-- More integrated combo-connectivity SoCs with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth
low energy and NFC
-- Super-combo SoCs with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, NFC, and
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) support
"Delivering the familiar experience consumers have with smartphones and the tablets into the automobile to share information and content from drivers' and passengers' devices is driving the need for strong wireless connectivity solutions. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and GNSS have to work together seamlessly as integrated parts of the entire system," said Mattias Lange, automotive connectivity product line manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "The WiLink 8Q family takes our expertise in wireless connectivity and automotive applications to the next level with support of four different RF technologies on one SoC - a truly integrated approach to automotive infotainment."
WiLink 8Q family: Leveraging TI's portfolio
With the industry's most complete portfolio of wireless connectivity solutions, the WiLink 8Q family leverages TI's history of delivering high performance, scalable solutions across multiple end-equipments and includes leading Bluetooth and Wi-Fi coexistence technology. TI's second generation automotive combo connectivity offering, the WiLink 8Q family works with a variety of infotainment processors and is a perfect companion device for TI's automotive OMAP(TM) processors, DRA65x "Jacinto 5" and the newly announced DRA74x processor, code named "Jacinto 6." The DRA74x infotainment processors heighten performance for tomorrow's in-vehicle displays, 3D navigation and high-definition multimedia. Additionally, TI has a robust software offering for WiLink 8Q connectivity solutions that supports key automotive operating systems such as QNX, Linux and Android.
TI's wireless automotive connectivity solutions will be demonstrated at CES 2013 in the TI Village, North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Initial members of the WiLink 8Q family are expected to sample in 2Q 2013 and are expected to be in production in 1Q 2014. WiLink 8Q solutions are intended for high-volume automotive manufacturers and are not available through distributors.
Texas Instruments drives automotive innovation
TI's state-of-the-art semiconductor products allow manufacturers and system suppliers to deliver world-class features to the automotive market. Our extensive automotive portfolio includes analog power management, interface and signal chain solutions, along with DLP(®) displays, ADAS and infotainment processors, Hercules(TM) TMS570 safety microcontrollers and wireless connectivity solutions. Complete with excellent product documentation, TI offers parts that are compliant with the AEC-Q100 and TS16949 standards, along with SafeTI(TM) products, which also comply with ISO 26262 requirements. Click here to learn more.
-- TI's CES activities, including automotive-focused demonstrations
-- Behind the Wheel blog on TI's E2E(TM) community
-- Overview of TI's automotive infotainment solutions
-- Automotive forum on TI's E2E Community
-- TI on Twitter
-- TI on Facebook
-- TI on Google +
About Innovation at TI
For more than 80 years, TI has been at the forefront of technical innovation, enabling customers to differentiate products with higher integration, faster speeds and lower power. Today, we are engineering the future with advances in energy harvesting, power management, cloud computing, safety and security, health technology, and more. Learn more about how TI's Analog and Embedded Processing products are improving how we live, work and play, today and well into the future, at http://www.ti.com/innovation.
About Texas Instruments
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Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. Announces Special Meeting Of Stockholders In Lieu Of Annual Meetings To Be Held On January 30, 2013
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (the "Company") announced today that it has set January 30, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time, as the date and time for the special meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon proposals to approve and adopt the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization by and among the Company, EAGL Merger Sub Corp., a Delaware corporation, Row 44 Inc., a Delaware corporation, and PAR Investment Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership ("PAR"), and the Stock Purchase Agreement by and between the Company and PAR for the purchase by the Company of 86% of the outstanding shares of Advanced Inflight Alliance AG, as well as to consider and vote upon related matters. The special meeting will be held at the offices of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, 340 Madison Avenue, New York, New York. Holders of record of the Company's common stock at the close of business on December 17, 2012 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the special meeting and any adjournments or postponements thereof. The full meeting agenda will be detailed in the definitive proxy statement, which will be mailed to all stockholders of record as of the record date.
About Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA) is the world's leading provider of innovative content and solutions for the in-flight entertainment industry. Listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, AIA's subsidiaries are market-leading companies pioneering in the "passenger experience" sector which provide content solutions such as international and local audio, video, applications, games and services to the majority of the world's airlines. AIA was incorporated in Germany in 1998 and completed its initial public offering in 1999.
About Row 44
Row 44 is a satellite-based broadband services provider to the global commercial airline industry. Its network enables airlines to connect to orbiting Ku-band satellites and to communicate with existing satellite ground earth stations. Row 44's in-cabin communication link currently provides airline passengers with Internet access, live television, shopping and flight and destination information. Row 44 was formed in 2004, its WiFi connectivity system was first deployed by a domestic commercial airline in 2009 and its broadband services were fully operations in 2010. Currently installed on more than 400 aircraft, Row 44 has the largest fleet of connected entertainment enabled planes that operate over land and sea worldwide.
About Global Eagle
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a Delaware corporation formed in 2011. It raised approximately $190 million in its IPO in May 2011 and its securities are traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbols EAGL, EAGLW and EAGLU.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRANSACTION AND WHERE TO FIND IT
Global Eagle has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a preliminary proxy statement of Global Eagle in connection with the proposed business combination and will mail a definitive proxy statement and other relevant documents to its stockholders. Global Eagle stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement and any amendments thereto, and, once available, the definitive proxy statement in connection with Global Eagle's solicitation of proxies for the stockholder meeting to be held to approve the business combination because the proxy statement will contain important information about AIA, Row 44, Global Eagle and the proposed business combination. The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders of record of Global Eagle as of December 17, 2012. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the proxy statement, without charge, once available, at the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or by directing a request to: Global Eagle Acquisition Corp., 10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Attn.: James A. Graf , Chief Financial Officer.
PARTICIPANTS IN THE SOLICITATION
Global Eagle and its directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to Global Eagle's stockholders with respect to the transaction. A list of the names of those directors and officers and a description of their interests in Global Eagle is contained in the proxy statement for the proposed business combination.
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Investor: James Graf, Global Eagle
Media: Jeff Pryor, Priority PR
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30DC Acquires Business Assets from Netbloo Media -- the Remaining 50% of MagCast Digital Publishing Platform Joint Venture and 100% of Market ProMax in an All-Stock Transaction
NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 30DC, Inc. (OTC: TDCH), a provider of web-based tools for the monetization of digital content and 50% joint venture owner of the rapidly growing MagCast Publishing Platform, announced today it has acquired the remaining 50% of the MagCast platform from Netbloo Media Ltd together with the outright purchase of the Market ProMax online marketing platform in an all-stock transaction.
The MagCast joint venture was formed in May of 2012 between 30DC and Netbloo to develop and market a publishing platform to publish digital magazines on Apple Corporation's Apple Newsstand. Market ProMax is an online marketing platform that allows for the development and distribution of digital products without requiring any programming or technical skills.
Under the terms of the agreement 30DC will book 100% of all MagCast Sales and license fee revenue since October 1(st) 2012, and will be responsible for all related costs as of that date. 30DC will also bring to account all monthly subscription revenue from Market ProMax since October 1, 2012.
30DC has acquired Netbloo's interest in the MagCast joint venture and the Market ProMax business, in exchange for 13,487,363 shares in 30DC. The acquisition includes all assets required or used to operate the MagCast Publishing Platform, all new business projects currently in development. Intangible property includes websites and domain names, blogs, social media sites, files and source code, software, trademarks, trade names, brand names, goodwill, customer lists, e-mail and any other contact lists, operating manuals, technology plans, applications, contracts, warranties, leases, rights, and all the assets constituting the Market ProMax business.
30DC is also delighted to announce that Jonathan Lint, an online entrepreneur and CEO of Netbloo Media, has agreed to join the company as the Vice President of Strategic Systems reporting to Ed Dale, CEO, and that his company Netbloo Media will continue to be contracted to provide software and Internet application development services to 30DC for MagCast, Market ProMax and other new business opportunities.
Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Dale noted, "Acquiring the remaining MagCast joint venture interest and Market ProMax is a watershed for the company. Following our recent product launch and market acceptance, we are now focused on enhancing and growing the MagCast platform and overlaying it with a growing range of goods and services to our publisher community and their consumers to help maintain our competitive position as the premier digital publishing platform for the self publishing market."
Mr. Lint elaborated further, "The initial joint venture and release of the MagCast platform to the Internet marketing community demonstrated not only the effectiveness of the MagCast platform but also clearly showed the ability of my team and 30DC to work together effectively. I'm delighted to be joining 30DC with the exciting new business development plans that we have in the pipeline for MagCast as well as the opportunity to drive the growth of the Market ProMax platform."
About 30DC, Inc. (http://www.30dcinc.com)
30DC provides web-based tools for the monetization of digital content. The Company produces the following tools:
MagCast Publishing Platform - offers an apps development and maintenance tool for publishers seeking to circulate content on a single issue or subscription basis. MagCast utilizes Apple's marketplace for digital media, Newsstand as the customer interface, which provides electronic distribution and collects revenue: http://www.magcast.co.
Market ProMax - allows anyone to sell digital products without any programming knowledge or technical expertise: http://www.marketpromax.com
The Challenge - a free module-based training program designed for individuals looking to learn about Internet marketing at their own pace. To date the education program has schooled more than 190,000 individuals, and currently has approximately 100,000 active online members: http://www.challenge.co.
Immediate Edge - one of the longest running subscription-based Internet marketing programs on the web. Immediate Edge serves as a research and development department for hard core Internet marketers to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends on Internet Marketing and learn the most innovative ways of making money online: http://www.immediateedge.com.
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LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) DLP(®) Products, to carry on TI's longstanding commitment to the automotive industry, has revealed its latest vision for the future of in-car/vehicle infotainment with groundbreaking augmented reality (AR) head-up displays (HUD), digital dashboards, and center console systems enabled by TI DLP technology. These next-generation systems from TI mark TI DLP's first official entry into the automotive industry, and represent a notable shift forward with regards to higher resolution and brightness, expanded field of view, tactile feedback, distraction-reduced functionality, and interior design flexibility that breaks the design barriers of existing technology. Together with a number of automotive suppliers and manufacturers, TI will be demoing some of the new-era systems across the show floor during CES 2013 to offer a glimpse of what drivers and passengers can possibly experience in their cars in as little as a few years.
Further supporting TI DLP's expansion into the automotive space, Strategy Analytics noted in its automotive electronics report* that through 2018, "High growth application areas (with unit CAAGRs in excess of 50%) include: Pure electric vehicles, head-up displays, drowsiness detection, front LED lighting, stop/start, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring."
"DLP technology has long been known as a leader in digital image quality and intelligent display capabilities across a variety of products and applications," said Kent Novak, senior vice president and general manager, Texas Instruments DLP Products. "For us, the world of in-vehicle infotainment, especially augmented reality head-up displays in the near future, can benefit greatly from what we can do with DLP technology, combined with TI's proven automotive processors, sensors and other products. With our partners, we're delivering the same connected, immersive experiences that consumers expect from smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, and more into the cabins of modern cars and vehicles, but in a less distracting and more usable way."
With the unique micromirror structure of DLP technology, TI has been able to develop a compact HUD system with higher brightness and clarity amid driving conditions, a much wider field of view and increased color reproduction over other display types. Software-based augmented reality elements, such as navigational indicators, real-time landmark details, or safety warnings, can be shown in relation to real-world objects in view to help keep the driver focused on the road ahead. Additionally, the size of the HUD image can also be adjusted and positioned on the windshield to best match the line of vision depending on their seating position, and thus improve the driver's ability to stay focused and alert.
For console and dashboard displays, the speed and accuracy of DLP technology, combined with infrared cameras and other TI components, such as the new "Jacinto 6" processor, allow for multipoint, touchscreen interactivity across the entire surface of the console, scalability to any size and shape, including curves, and true tactile comfort and familiarity via integration of physical dials and buttons. Additionally, full-color, high resolution video, animations, and static images to indicate vehicle information, navigation, in-car entertainment, and HVAC controls can be shown simultaneously and even repositioned to best suit the driver and passengers. Additional TI sensors can determine whether it is the driver's or a passenger's hands approaching the console and adjust the images and available functions accordingly for safety.
All DLP-powered HUD, dashboard, and console setups will be able to display content from whatever software programs and formats that manufacturers may choose, whether proprietary or 3(rd) party commercial/open source.
To experience all of these automotive displays firsthand, along with other new and upcoming products and advancements made possible with TI DLP technology, be sure to check us out at the following CES 2013 events, and visit our partners' exhibits throughout the show floor:
-- Pepcom's Digital Experience! - Mon. January 7(th), 7pm PT
-- Texas Instruments DLP demo suite (please email
email@example.com to set up meeting) - Tue. January 8(th)
through Fri. January 11(th)
To access the latest news, videos, images and other digital content from TI DLP during CES, please visit our online press page at DLP.com/CES2013. You can also follow us on Twitter at @TI_DLP, and on YouTube at YouTube.com/DLPTechnology. For the latest on other applications for DLP technology overall, please visit DLP.com.
Not attending CES? Stay connected with TI:
-- TI's CES activities
-- TI on Twitter
-- TI on Facebook
-- TI on Google +
*From Strategy Analytics' August 2011 report "Automotive Electronics system Demand Forecast 2009 to 2018," page 4
About Texas Instruments DLP Products
Since 1996, Texas Instruments' award-winning DLP technology has powered the world's top display devices to deliver higher resolution images rich with color, contrast, clarity and brightness for a wide range of applications, including intelligent display technology. With DLP's intelligent display capability, users can interact with content in a diverse range of applications, such as automotive, medical and interactive projection. DLP's technology spans movie theaters (DLP Cinema®) and large-scale, professional venues; in conference rooms, classrooms, and home theaters; and with DLP Pico(TM)-enabled mobile devices, the ability to display images from the palm of your hand. Every DLP chip features an array of up to 8 million microscopic mirrors that switch at ultra-high speeds. With this speed advantage, DLP enables applications unheard of by competing display technologies. To learn more about DLP technology, please visit http://www.DLP.com, or follow DLP on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/TI_DLP.
About Innovation at TI
For more than 80 years, TI has been at the forefront of technical innovation, enabling customers to differentiate products with higher integration, faster speeds and lower power. Today, we are engineering the future with advances in energy harvesting, power management, cloud computing, safety and security, health technology, and more. Learn more about how TI's Analog and Embedded Processing products are improving how we live, work and play, today and well into the future, at http://www.ti.com/innovation.
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
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Vistronix Completes Acquisition of Technology Associates International Corporation
RESTON, Va., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistronix, LLC, a leading mid-tier national security company, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Technology Associates International Corporation in Stafford, Va.
Technology Associates provides information technology support services to the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Strategic Command. The company develops highly specialized geospatial and data visualization software applications and systems, as well as builds and operates command and control centers.
For more than 20 years, Vistronix has delivered innovative, enterprise-wide solutions nationwide for the federal government and commercial customers. The Reston-based company specializes in enterprise application integration (geospatial decision support systems), systems engineering (IV&V), IT service management and information management solutions and services.
According to Deepak Hathiramani, chairman and CEO for Vistronix, Technology Associates has a well-established performance track record in programs of national significance. Additionally, Hathiramani believes that this company's unique skills will help position Vistronix as a mid-tier prime contractor dedicated to solving the country's security challenges.
"Our vision is to provide national security systems, solutions and services that protect our country's safety, security and economic well-being," said Hathiramani. "Both companies are dedicated to ingenuity, innovation and integrity, and by leveraging our past successes, Vistronix will have a greater capability to provide security solutions across multiple domains in the federal government."
The acquisition will give Vistronix a total of 450 employees that will help serve its customers across the United States.
SunTrust Bank's Technology & Government Division and Enlightenment Capital, an aerospace, defense & government focused investment firm, provided financing for the acquisition. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Vistronix is a customer-focused professional services company with a 22-year history of successfully delivering innovative, enterprise technology solutions for some of the largest federal government agencies. Since its inception, Vistronix has garnered a reputation for performance excellence with a culture focused on integrity, professional development, and accountability. Vistronix is based in Reston, Virginia and has offices located throughout the United States. Please visit our website at http://www.vistronix.com.
About Technology Associates
Technology Associates is a technical, professional services company providing state-of-the-art solutions to federal, state and local government customers. Services include integrating custom-engineered solutions with technology, resulting in advanced IT systems; business and management consulting; and strategic and tactical program expertise for mission-critical initiatives.
About Enlightenment Capital
Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and minority equity to small and mid-sized companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with management teams, equity sponsors, and those businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate aerospace solutions, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet today's challenges. More information is available at http://www.enlightencap.com.
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Peerless-AV Launches Technology Division Focusing on Emerging Solutions for Digital Content Delivery
Will Expand Existing Wireless, Kiosk & Touch-Enabled Device Portfolio with New Products & Services
AURORA, Ill., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peerless-AV(®), a leading supplier of audio-visual mounting solutions and accessories, today announced the formation of the Peerless-AV Technology Division dedicated to advanced digital content delivery solutions for the commercial and residential markets. The new division will expand the company's existing technology portfolio, including wireless connectivity, wireless broadcast, kiosk, digital audio and touch products, to provide a comprehensive catalog of digital content delivery tools for AV dealers, distributors, integrators and installation professionals.
The division's flagship wireless products currently include the HD Flow Pro Wireless Multimedia Kit, a family of devices allowing Full HD 1080p video and passive 3D signals to be streamed up to 131 feet to HDTVs, projectors or other displays without cabling; the PeerAir(TM) Pico Broadcaster, an industry-first wireless digital signage solution that broadcasts HD content to an unlimited number of digital TVs within a 350-foot radius; and the PeerAir(TM) Wireless HD Multimedia System, an HDMI interface-based plug-and-play wireless content streaming and gaming system for home entertainment, corporate, education, and training applications. The product line also includes wireless flat panel and projector mounts, wireless AV carts and stands, kiosk enclosures, wireless digital audio connectivity solutions, and touch-enabled pens and pointers for uses such as interactive business and classroom presentations.
New products and services now in the planning stages will be announced later this year. The division is equipped with its own engineering, product development, product management, field applications engineering and customer care staff as well as select manufacturing capabilities and testing facilities for all products, setting the stage for major innovations while also ensuring technical support for channel partners.
"We introduced our first wireless product in May 2010, and since then our technology solutions have been among our strongest sellers for their ability to simplify installation and use of today's digital equipment," said Mike Campagna, an 18-year company veteran who has taken the helm as president of the Peerless-AV Technology Division after serving as president and COO of Peerless Industries/Peerless-AV since 2003. "Creating a separate division dedicated to this area will allow us to allocate more resources to emerging technologies, apply our technology knowledge to enhance our AV mounting products, and provide an even broader suite of solutions to streamline projects for professional AV integrators."
Campagna spearheaded the new initiative and has a long history of launching innovative products, including the industry's first flat panel and ultra-thin flat panel screen mounting systems. Those products set the standard for mounting solutions for today's digital displays.
Campagna's replacement as Peerless-AV president is John Potts, who has served as senior vice president of Peerless-AV since February 2010. Potts' 18-year career at Peerless has also spanned positions as plant manager, director of operations and vice president of customer relations.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual mounting, accessory and digital content delivery solutions for commercial and residential applications. The company's innovative AV products span off-the-shelf, commercial and custom flat panel, projector and tablet mounts as well as cables, AV carts and stands, medical carts and stands, AV racks, AV furniture and a wide range of other accessories. The Peerless Technology Division specializes in wireless, kiosk, touch, digital audio and connectivity technologies that simplify today's complex digital equipment installations. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit http://www.peerless-av.com.
Zenverge and Cortina® to Demonstrate Industry Leading Multiscreen Media Gateway Reference Design at CES
High-Performance Platform Supports Convergence of IP and Broadcast Video. Enables Pay-TV Operators to Cost-Effectively Deliver HD Video on Any Device
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced content networking ICs, today announced that it will join technology partner, Cortina® Systems, Inc., in demonstrating their innovative new headless media gateway reference design at The Palazzo® hotel in Las Vegas, Jan 8-10, 2013, concurrent with CES 2013. The reference platform leverages Zenverge's industry-leading ZN200 quad stream HD transcoder IC and Cortina's CS7542 scalable digital home service delivery SoC to support high-quality multiscreen video delivery while dramatically reducing operational expenses for pay-TV operators.
"The technology collaboration with Zenverge unites best-of-breed video service gateway and transcoding technologies in a single, integrated platform," said Dr. Stewart Wu, vice president at Cortina Systems. "Pay-TV operators challenged by an ever-increasing number of devices and delivery specifications can join us at CES to witness the bandwidth efficiency and exceptional HD video quality offered by our joint reference design platform."
The CES demo will showcase multichannel transcoding via the Zenverge ZN200 and Cortina CS7542 digital home service delivery platform technologies to distribute video to six client devices. Utilizing the ZN200's powerful TransAll(TM) transcoding engine, the joint reference media gateway platform can stream HD video to devices that are otherwise incapable of processing broadcast video content. The robust transcoding engine seamlessly transcodes video content to any profile, bit rate, or resolution in order to account for a wide variety of video delivery devices and specifications. Cortina's CS7542 provides content encapsulation and delivery of IP and broadcast video content for whole home multiscreen distribution. By adopting a headless media gateway approach to multiscreen video delivery, Zenverge and Cortina ensure operators can support IP video via a gateway that resides in a location independent of the television, thereby eliminating the need for physical connections to video rendering devices.
The ZN200 family of content networking ICs is designed specifically to reduce operators' capital expenditures by expanding their traditional set-top box business model to reach a wider range of devices, making it the ideal solution for in-home multiscreen support. Cortina's CS7542 addresses the emergence of IPTV technology and the convergence of DVB, router gateways, and DVR set-top boxes by providing operators with a single delivery platform capable of supporting simultaneous line rate bandwidth for secured data, voice, video, and mobile services without service degradation. The platform's cutting-edge IPSec and enterprise class QoS/routing performance make it an ideal solution for powerful digital home and SMB networking appliances.
"Consumers today want to have a compelling multiscreen experience anywhere, anytime, and on any device," said Shawn Saleem, executive vice president of marketing at Zenverge. "At CES, Zenverge and Cortina will demonstrate how operators can easily support multiscreen services while minimizing costs."
About Zenverge (http://www.zenverge.com)
Zenverge is a fabless semiconductor company devoted to accelerating consumer access to next generation digital content and services. The company is a leading developer of Content Networking ICs built around the patented TransAll(TM) technology, a core requirement for next generation video services gateways. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
About Cortina Systems (http://www.cortina-systems.com)
Cortina Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance communications semiconductor solutions enabling next generation network connectivity and efficient bandwidth delivery from the core network to the home network. Our broad product portfolio includes carrier-class semiconductor devices for next generation optical transport and passive optical network systems, as well as data center connectivity and digital home solutions.
CONTACT: Carolyn Archambault, 202 Communications, +1-450-534-9980, firstname.lastname@example.org; Afsoun Mobini, Zenverge Director of Corporate Programs and Communications, +1-408-350 5052, email@example.com
Red Rock Home Decor Opens Online Store with Discounted Decor Items & Essentials for the Home
HAMPSTEAD, N.H., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New Hampshire-based Internet Company, Red Rock Marketing LLC, today introduced its new online store at http://www.RedRockHomeDecor.com, selling a vast array of decor items and essentials for the home.
Product categories at the new online store include but are not limited to: Home Decor, Garden & Living, Kitchen & Dining, Lamps & Lighting, Outdoor Cooking, Vacuums, and Household Cleaning.
Founder of Red Rock Marketing LLC and its new online store http://www.RedRockHomeDecor.com, Ann Marie Terra, states, "Whether you're a young adult moving into a new apartment, or a 30-year homeowner in need of updates, certain items are always necessary. Our new website is committed to delivering home essentials at affordable prices so that establishing or updating your home the way you envision it is achievable."
RedRockHomeDecor.com will also host a blog within its website in the near future. The blog will share various topics surrounding the home including decorating tips, product reviews, and more.
All major credit cards are accepted at RedRockHomeDecor.com and items purchased can be shipped anywhere within the United States via UPS Ground Service. Most orders ship within one business day.
Magisto Drives Next Generation Social Video by Enabling Personalized Video Storytelling
New Research Informs Feature Launches that Simplify Turning Raw Footage into Professionally Produced, Individualized Movies
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Magisto--winner of the 2012 CES Mobile Apps Showdown--heralds a shift in focus of social video from a light sharing and viewing activity, to full-spectrum storytelling with sophisticated editing and production features. Magisto-which has more than 3 million users one year after its launch at CES 2012-enables the transformation of everyday experiences into unforgettable movies.
New research from Magisto and PlayScience found that more than 80 percent of parents want a timesaving, simple video editing solution. Based on this and other findings, Magisto has launched Groups, Video Albums, Themes and an updated algorithm that automatically produces and edits personal videos. Additionally, Magisto has overhauled the design of its website to include a simplified design and user interface.
"There are plenty of apps that help the average user create professional looking photos but nothing has done that for video," said Oren Boiman, CEO of Magisto. "We dove deep into the art of editing and production and have given people the ability to truly tell their stories. We've fully automated and simplified an extremely sophisticated process to a few clicks, and believe this will solve for what's missing in social video today."
More than half of parents (57%) surveyed only share videos with family or close friends. Magisto's new video Albums enable people to organize their movies according to subject matter and to share them with corresponding Groups to ensure that personal movies are finding the right audience. Groups can range from "Family Members" to "Skate Buddies" and users can create any number of them. Video Albums contextualize users' video stories and are a brand-new way to simultaneously share collections of videos.
With a click of a button, people can choose from new Themes to inform the look and feel of their movies. From "So Cute" to the edgier "Street Beat", each Theme includes custom special effects, title treatments and song suggestions.
Using Themes as a guide, Magisto's new algorithm adjusts its editing style to inject the users' intended emotion. The result is a keepsake purposefully designed for storytelling, sharing and remembering those life experiences.
In the near future, Magisto will introduce other incremental features including collaborative storytelling where multiple users can contribute to one movie, and post-production features to further tweak the edited videos. The company will also support television and other connected devices in the coming months.
"A recent Business Insider report said that 'mobile video is becoming a mass consumer phenomenon, much as digital photos were earlier in the smartphone adoption cycle'," said Magisto's new Chief Marketing Officer, Reid Genauer. "Our research confirms that and suggests that mainstream adoption is right around the corner. It's a nascent market waiting for a one-click solution that yields professional quality movies; Magisto is just that."
Driven by artificial intelligence and simple user experience, Magisto is an ecosystem for creating and sharing professional quality personal movies. It automatically selects the most compelling moments and, like an expert video editor, weaves them together to convey a story with customized styles and music. Magisto can be used across iOS, Android and the Web.
Magisto has a 4.5 star rating in the Apple Store and Google Play, and has been downloaded by millions of consumers and is a top video application in a dozen countries.
The company is funded by Horizons Ventures and Magma Venture Partners, and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel with offices in New York and California. To learn more, visit http://www.magisto.com.
Native Union Gets A "GRIP" On CES With Debut Of Expanded GRIPSTER iPad Case Collection
Stylish GRIPSTER Wrap and GRIPSTER Type Offer Increased Versatility and Functionality for iPad Use during Work, Travel and Play
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Native Union's signature fusion of design and function has taken another leap forward with the debut of additions to its GRIPSTER family: the GRIPSTER Wrap and GRIPSTER Type. Announced today at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, the GRIPSTER line redefines the iPad user experience by providing even more ways to efficiently, comfortably and stylishly integrate your go-everywhere device into your life, whether for work, travel or play. Native Union will showcase all GRIPSTER cases, and debut its SWITCH portable speaker, at booth #5225 in the North Hall of the LVCC.
First introduced in Summer 2012, the GRIPSTER's iconic 3-in-1 grip, stand and handle has been enhanced with a slimmer shell and smaller handle to provide users with a more comfortable and secure grasp on their iPad, while still offering an integrated ability to rotate the device 360 degrees and position it at any angle for optimal viewing in either landscape or portrait mode. With the debut of the GRIPSTER Wrap, iPad users can enjoy all the versatility of the GRIPSTER with added protection to their device in the form of an integrated six-fold "snap + wrap" system that securely encases the screen. The GRIPSTER Type offers the perfect complement to the line with its built-in, Bluetooth®-enabled keyboard that lasts up to six months on one charge. The integrated keyboard is ideal for the business traveler and a variety of other professional environments, as it enables comfortable typing with a completely detachable and lightweight design.
"Tablets are no longer just toys--they've truly become an essential device that's transforming the way we communicate in both business and our personal lives," said John Brunner, managing director, Native Union. "Consumers are hungrier than ever for accessories that help them use their tablet at its full potential, whether at the office, traveling or at home. Our GRIPSTER family is designed with this multi-dimensional consumer in mind, providing them with a solution that increases the device's functionality, without compromising Native Union's signature design flair."
The GRIPSTER family is compatible with the iPad 2 and third generation iPad, and will be available from $49.99 in a variety of stylish colors, including Grey, Red and Black. Consumers can purchase the GRIPSTER, GRIPSTER Wrap and GRIPSTER Type online at NativeUnion.com in Spring/Summer 2013. For more information on the GRIPSTER family and all of Native Union's products, please visit http://www.nativeunion.com/us or view the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/nativeunion. If attending CES, please visit the Native Union booth at the LVCC North Hall, #5225.
About Native Union
Native Union is the inspiration of an international group of entrepreneurs and designers from Britain, France, Japan, and Hong Kong, with the simple goal of enhancing the art of communication with a focus on style, design and ease-of-use. The Native Union team is driven to reinvent how users communicate daily in their homes, offices and travels and is the first to bring the cell phone handset concept to over 60 countries worldwide. By creating stylish and design-friendly devices that function as much as a technological tool as an integral part of a design concept, Native Union is leading the way in bringing the most chic and trendy techcessories to consumers. Visit http://www.nativeunion.com for more information and images.
Oregon Scientific Revolutionizes Action Cameras With First Dual Lens Camera Designed For Action Sports
Two Cameras in One, the ATC Chameleon Simultaneously Shoots Footage of Yourself and the Action
TUALATIN, Ore., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Oregon Scientific, a leading designer and worldwide marketer of personal electronics, today announced a new addition to the award-winning line of ATC action cameras. The ATC Chameleon breaks new ground in the action camera category with two built-in lenses that can shoot two videos simultaneously, capturing footage from a first-hand perspective as well as the action ahead. Whether capturing action sports, family videos at-home or the dog's new tricks, the ATC Chameleon is designed for both fun and convenience. The camera's sleek, lightweight design was also recently honored with a prestigious red dot design award.
The ATC Chameleon features a wide angle lens that shoots video with a field of vision (FOV) of 110 degrees and a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels at 30 frames per second. Ensuring special moments aren't missed, a built-in Lithium Polymer re-chargeable battery can shoot up to two hours of continuous action. Other features include a built-in microphone and speaker, a micro SD card slot that supports up to 32GB of memory and a mounting system that can attach to most hard surfaces - helmets, bikes, snowboards, kayaks, baby carriages and more.
The Chameleon is currently available for purchase on the Oregon Scientific store for $199.99 and will be available at mass market retail stores in 2013. Additional information about Oregon Scientific's full line of product offerings can be found at: us.oregonscientific.com.
About Oregon Scientific
Founded in 1989, Oregon Scientific is headquartered in Tualatin; a quaint suburb of beautiful Portland, Oregon. Oregon Scientific offers six families of products, ranging from youth & learning to sports & fitness. Built from its hallmark of timing and weather devices, Oregon Scientific is expanding to meet the diverse needs of its customers to enhance the way we live, work and play. Consider Oregon Scientific's products to be Innovating the Everyday.
Oregon Scientific is a division of one of the world's premier electronics manufacturers, Integrated Display Technology, Ltd. (IDT), based in Hong Kong. IDT was founded in 1977 and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as IDT Technology and on the Singapore Exchange as I-Com.
4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate Updates to Convert Video to 2D/3D
BEIJING, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 4Videosoft announces great news for both Windows and Mac users, including users of the latest operating systems who are confused about converting DVD and video files to video formats supported by their players. 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate can solve this problem and do more. This amazing Video Converter Ultimate can easily convert all DVD and video files to other 2D/3D video formats. Even HD video is available.
4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate has the functions of both Video Converter Platinum and DVD Ripper Platinum, meaning it can freely rip DVDs and convert video files like MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, VOB, MOV, MPEG, MTS, MKV, TRP, and others to video formats supported by personal devices, including Apple products, Samsung products, Kindle Fire and more. The software can also convert DVD/video into 3D video for enjoyment on personal computers or any 3D TV. For music, Video Converter Ultimate has the ability to extract audio MP3, AAC, AIFF, WMA, etc. from DVD/video files and convert between audio formats.
Powerful editing tools like effects, crop, clip, audio, merge, watermark, 3D settings and more can help further optimize the output video before converting. These tools enable the user to adjust video brightness/contrast/saturation/volume/hue, change the video aspect ratio, clip segments from source DVD/video files, add text/image watermarks or join several DVD/video chapters together into one file.
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About 4Videosoft Studio
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