M-Edge's covers and accessories will be available at Best Buy and medgestore.com
ODENTON, Md., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M-Edge Accessories, leading designer of mobile device accessories for iPad, e-reader, and smartphones, announced today a revolutionary line of protective cases for Apple's new iPad. These products will be available for sale at Best Buy as well as on the M-Edge website within days of launch.
The groundbreaking new feature included in all of M-Edge's new iPad covers is the uView Mounting System(TM). The uView Mounting System is a molded polycarbonate four-corner iPad frame that snaps in via a universal attachment clip that mounts into the jacket in landscape or portrait modes, or can be detached for lower profile protection. All M-Edge iPad jackets provide unobstructed access to the camera and all ports and buttons.
A unique feature of the uView Mounting System is the capability to attach additional accessories to the frame for easy access and storage. Among the planned attachments are a stand and handle, a stylus clip, gaming accessories and more.
M-Edge CTO Adam Ashley says, "Our customers want their iPads to do it all, and they expect their accessories to do it all too. We asked ourselves, how could we give them the ultimate in versatility, style, function, and protection? This universal mount, uView, works in countless stand positions and angles, can be used in and out of the jacket, and incorporates many of the add-on accessories our customers are clamoring for. We can't wait for iPad fans to get their hands on it."
Below is a list of M-Edge's products for the new iPad, available soon at medgestore.com, Best Buy, and other major retailers.
Incline Jacket - $49.99: This versatile microfiber leather jacket has three stand positions and is perfect for home or office. Its soft microsuede interior keeps the screen smudge-free.
Hampton Jacket - $49.99: This jacket's sleek microfiber leather design includes three internal stand positions that allow it to be used at low, middle, or high viewing angles.
Trip Jacket - $49.99: Available in this season's hottest neon colors, this popular canvas jacket features three stand positions and an elastic strap to keep the cover securely closed.
SuperShell - $34.99: You've probably seen M-Edge's kid-friendly, shock-absorbent iPad case in action (it bounces!) Made from closed-cell foam, it offers extreme protection from bumps and drops.
Latitude Jacket - $39.99: A perennial M-Edge bestseller, this rugged, full-coverage jacket is constructed of durable ballistic nylon with a double zip-around closure and an exterior pocket sized for additional accessory storage.
To see a full list of currently available and upcoming M-Edge products for the new iPad, click here. Visit the M-Edge website to sign up for e-mail notification of updated launch information, or follow M-Edge on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest for the latest news, giveaways, promotions, and insider scoop from the M-Edge team.
About M-Edge Accessories, LLC
M-Edge Accessories was founded in 2006 as a solution to the growing demand for fashionable and protective accessories for e-readers. Since its inception, M-Edge's product offerings have grown to include several lines of accessories for the most popular tablet, e-reader and smartphone devices on the market, including iPad, Kindle, Nook, and iPhone. M-Edge and its growing team of tech nerds, fashionistas, history buffs, and comic book fans is committed to excellence: creating on-trend, innovative, and high-quality products faster than any other competitor, and providing an exceptional customer experience from start to finish.
M-Edge products are currently available in Best Buy, Staples, Target, Walmart, Office Depot, and RadioShack stores nationwide, as well as select Bed, Bath, & Beyond and Nordstrom stores. M-Edge has been featured in national publications such as InStyle, O, The Oprah Magazine, People, Engadget, Wired, and CNET.
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KITTERY, Maine, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenPages Technology Solutions, a national cloud and virtualization consulting and integration firm, announced today that it is has acquired Atlanta-based LogicsOne--a virtualization, storage, and cloud technology consulting and management provider. The move accelerates GreenPages' virtualization and cloud management growth strategy and brings the company's total number of cross-trained engineers to more than 60.
With offices in Kittery, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; New York, New York, and now Atlanta, Georgia, the acquisition strengthens GreenPages' position as one of the most elite virtualization and cloud consulting and integration companies in the U.S.
"We're excited to add such a talented team to our organization," said Ron Dupler, GreenPages' CEO. "Our united expertise gives us the essential scope, skill, and IP to deliver next generation virtualization and cloud management solutions to customers."
LogicsOne provides Assessment Services, Design and Build Services, Management-as-a-Service, and Storage and Data Management to more than 250 customers throughout the U.S. Southeast. Both GreenPages and LogicsOne hold advanced certifications and strong business relationships with technology leaders such as VMware, Cisco, EMC, VCE, HP, Cisco, CA Technologies, and Dell.
LogicsOne principals, David Able, founder and COO, and Douglas Vercellotti, CEO, will assume key executive roles within GreenPages and remain as core leaders of the LogicsOne team. LogicsOne will retain its name and continue to serve its existing customer base as a key part of the GreenPages corporate umbrella brand.
"By joining GreenPages, we're able to offer clients an expanded engineering team, plus additional capabilities such as next generation cloud management, networking and unified communications, and product procurement," said Vercellotti. "As virtualization continues to evolve, it continues to broaden in complexity. So to service customers effectively, scaling our expertise--and geographical reach--is necessary."
About GreenPages Technology Solutions
GreenPages is a leading cloud management consulting and integration firm that helps clients fully virtualize their environments and transform their datacenter and IT operations to effectively leverage the power of cloud computing. http://www.greenpages.com http://www.JourneyToTheCloud.com
LogicsOne is a virtualization, storage, and cloud technology consulting and management provider in the U.S. Southeast focused on virtualization, storage, and cloud technologies. The company's portfolio includes LogicsCare(TM) support and remote management, and a full range of consulting services. http://www.logicsone.com
ASHBURN, Va., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NEWSHOSTING, the recognized leader in Usenet newsgroup access, today announced a new record upon reaching 1300 days of retention. This enhancement comes at no additional cost for all Newshosting customers.
As the original "social network," Usenet enables you to exchange ideas globally using text discussion groups. Newshosting's 1300 days of retention and daily growth mean you no longer have to worry about losing a conversation.
In just two years, Newshosting has seen retention rates rise from 250 days to 1300 days. Recent upgrades to their servers and networks in North America and Europe allow Newshosting to spool up to a full 1300 days retention with 99%+ article completion over a lightning-fast, secure Usenet connection.
Newshosting would like to invite new users for a test run with a free 14 day/30 GB trial on any of its access plans. If you're having trouble selecting a plan, check out our Plan Customizer to help you choose the plan that's right for you.
Newsgroup retention rate is the length of time that a post is available to subscribers. 1300 days of retention means that Newshosting subscribers can access posts that were added to Usenet newsgroups up to 1300 days ago.
Newshosting is the world's premier provider of Usenet newsgroup access. As the industry-leader in service reliability, speed and retention, Newshosting is committed to providing world-class Usenet access to over 100,000 uncensored newsgroups from its servers in the United States and Europe.
For more information about Newshosting and its offerings, please visit http://www.Newshosting.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Never Get Bored! An Easier Way to Buy Brazilian Bikinis at GiftForSexy.com
SHENZHEN, China, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- What do ordinary girls do when they are trying to buy a bikini? What will it look like when they emerge from the surf? Most girls would probably do this: they choose the bikini in the prettiest color, try it on, and look at their reflection in the changing room mirror for about five seconds before deciding to buy it. Then they can't help thinking why they look so different in their vacation photos.
As customers of GiftForSexy.com, most people think in this way:
When buying and wearing a bikini, don't think of it as a bikini. Think of it as a pair of panties or knickers and a bra. A pair of panties and a bra that you are about to wear in public and be photographed in.
Obviously, most girls are not going to spend their entire holiday standing and admiring themselves in the mirror, so you need to work out what a bikini will look like in action.
Brazilian bikinis are storming the beaches in North America and Australia. These are by far the most extreme low-cut and sexy bikinis available on the market. Skimpy bikinis are so popular that even Victoria's Secret sells swimsuits made from a well known company in China or Brazil.
The GiftForSexy.com Brazil bikini is quite impressive with its ability to make any woman look curvaceous and beautiful. Even women with small busts will be shining in shape. Why? Low cut tops and extreme low rise bottoms.
GiftForSexy.com is a quality seller of Brazilian bikinis. Payment methods are PayPal, Visa, Master Card, and Western Union.
GiftForSexy's Brazilian Bikini designers accentuate a woman's curves by using less fabric and more tiny wholesale string bikinis. The fabric is strong and flexible and is meant to be tight-fitting. The design is intentionally tighter in areas where it will push cleavage out most and minimize the size. The purpose is to make your shapes stand out. Brazilian bathing suits are must-haves for girls.
Brazilian women are known to have and focus more on curvaceous bottoms, so sexy thongs and g-strings are common on the beaches of Brazil. Many Brazilian swimsuits don't have thong bottoms... Just extreme low rise two piece bottoms.
At GiftForSexy.com, if you haven't noticed the difference, the conventional bikini has a triangular cut for the top and a bikini panty. Brazilian bikinis are at least two inches smaller than American style bikinis.
There are a lot of things to think about, but never get depressed about bikinis (or more specifically Brazilian Bikini) purchasing. Go online and google GiftForSexy.com; they have what you want.
CONTACT: Alice Tong, +86-755-8361-8335 x510; email@example.com
DereksCoffeeShopAndMore.com operates as an electronic commerce (e-commerce) Web site, selling coffee-related products for the home including coffee and espresso machines, grinders, roasters, containers, gourmet coffee, pod brewers, steamers, and coffee accessories including thermometers, espresso spoons, coffee stencils and much more.
"We have great gift ideas as well at DereksCoffeeShopAndMore.com," states founder and President of Dejo Enterprises Incorporated, Derek Johnson. "The coffee-to-go gift packages in particular are unique in that they cater to espresso lovers--we make gift giving easier for weddings, house warming parties, holidays or birthdays."
The company will continue to add products as they expand the new Web site. Items purchased can be shipped anywhere in the United States and items purchased can also be shipped as gifts. Returning visitors of DereksCoffeeShopAndMore.com can set up a personal username and account for faster ordering and processing. The new Web site is business verified, security verified and privacy verified for customer reassurance.
Johnson continued, "As a customer-focused company, we look forward to serving our new customers through this convenient and user-friendly Web site."
SourceLink Releases TAG, a Direct Mail to Social Media Tracking Tool
TAG (Targeted Account Generator) joins our suite of digital marketing products, bridging the gap between traditional and social media
CHICAGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceLink, a top 5 largest privately held CRM/Direct Marketing Agency and top 3 GPO Supplier, announces today the release of TAG, an innovative product that links the printed piece to the online world by harnessing the power of social media sharing.
TAG is a powerful marketing tool that is directly integrated with social networking platforms, and uses the viral nature of online interactions to gather consumer feedback, increase response rates and drive sales seamlessly. The integration of traditional direct marketing with social media has proven to drastically improve campaign performance - ultimately driving more purchasing activity at a lower cost per sale. TAG first uses online microsites to provide an individualized product offer, which the consumer is then incentivized to share across social platforms. The sharing process allows exponentially greater exposure, with each potential customer reaching out to a wider base of connections online. TAG also gathers valuable data through the use of demographic questionnaires and a polling process. This process allows a vendor to market smarter by identifying key influencers to seek out for further promotions.
"TAG is an exciting new offering in our multichannel suite of services, because it offers a means to integrate digital, print, transactional and social channels," says Chief Marketing Officer, Pat O'Brien. "Many companies are unsure how to properly leverage social networking sites as part of their marketing plans, and this product provides a measurable solution for businesses looking to capitalize on emerging trends."
"We are thrilled to offer our customers the opportunity to truly harness social media and the sharing aspects associated with it," adds Brent Tartar, Vice President of Sales. "By combining traditional marketing channels with emerging social media platforms, TAG maximizes marketing reach and opens up avenues to reach new customers and inform them about product offerings."
SourceLink creates results-driven communication solutions. Combining strengths in marketing analytics, data intelligence, technology and production expertise, SourceLink crafts and executes data-driven direct marketing and transactional document outsourcing solutions. SourceLink's analytic and communication solutions improve marketing ROI through greater relevance and increased response. On the production side, SourceLink solutions reduce costs through more efficient operations and postal optimization. SourceLink operates in six U.S. locations. For more information, visit http://www.sourcelink.com.
New Slacker Station Features Obscure Tracks and Entertaining Monologues from Former Rocket from the Crypt Frontman John Reis
SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slacker, Inc. today launched SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio, a station programmed and hosted by the Swami himself, John Reis. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM is now available for free in Slacker's "Specialty" station category on all major smartphones, connected home devices and on the web, or direct at http://www.Slacker.com/station/Swami-Sound-System.
Based on his long-running San Diego radio program recognized across the nation, SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio features obscure tracks hand-selected by the Swami along with the zany monologues that John is known for. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM gives attention to unheard songs with big impact from a range of genres including punk, reggae, psychedelic, blues and soul.
"I am charged by this opportunity to unchain neglected and primitive hits and unleash them on earholes around the world," said John Reis. "I still love radio in a traditional sense. But with a few exceptions, the vast majority of radio stations have really let the music fan down. SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker is the perfect place for me to create our very own universe that celebrates savage sound and praises the unsung mavericks, rebels and weirdos. Now there is an entire station, always on air, that is purely dedicated to the high water mark of lowbrow music."
Best known as the singer and guitarist from the band Rocket from the Crypt, John Reis is a musician who has played with a collection of bands throughout his career including Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and The Night Marchers. John also works as a producer and owner of his record label, Swami Records.
"As a service based in San Diego, we are truly thrilled to offer SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio," said Scott Riggs, senior director of radio at Slacker. "With an incredible ear for music and his recognizable personality, the Swami is a particularly entertaining way to discover new music."
Slacker Radio is dedicated to offering a fully customizable online radio experience that includes the most varied and compelling range of personalized content offered by any Internet radio service. The Slacker Radio experience includes over 150 expert-programmed music stations, ABC News, personalized ESPN Sports content and live streaming programs, comedy stations, custom artist-hosted showcase stations and leading music festival stations with new lifestyle stations, American Public Media programming and The Weather Channel updates coming soon. With a music catalog that is over ten times larger than Pandora, the leading radio competitor, Slacker Radio gives listeners the ultimate music and content discovery resource.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
NetCents Systems Ltd launches email deposit notification
VANCOUVER, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - On4 Communications, Inc. ("On4") (OTCQB: ONCI): On4 is pleased to announce that NetCents Systems Ltd. ("NetCents"), with
which On4 has entered into a binding share exchange agreement to
acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of NetCents, has completed and
integrated its email deposit notification. Now when a NetCents user
deposits funds to his or her NetCents account they will be notified via
email when the funds have cleared and are available for use.
"NetCents is committed to continuous improvement and enhancing the
functionality of its system feature suite. This is the result of
valuable feedback captured from our clients and our pilot studies",
stated Mr. Clayton Moore, President and CEO of NetCents. "Customer
Satisfaction is a core value at NetCents. We listen very carefully to
the recommendations made by our merchants and consumers respectively.
Email notification of deposits is a prime example of the type of client
collaboration that makes NetCents the preferred online payment
network," Mr. Moore added.
Highlights of the NetCents payment system include:
-- Simple and seamless for merchants to implement
-- Easy for consumers to set up and use
-- Complete anonymity that is 100% secure from identity theft
-- Accessible for users who do not have an active credit card
-- Deposits and withdrawals to your NetCents account can be made
directly to and from your bank account online
-- 24 Hours or less processing of deposits and withdrawals
-- Email notification of deposits
-- Low cost for both the merchant and the consumer
-- Secure, Simple, Swift
NetCents is a seamless, transparent enabling technology adopted by
financial institutions to allow their clientele the option of
conducting financial transactions on the web in a secure fashion
without the use of credit card information. Triggered by a valid email
address, the Company uniquely delivers a 100% secure, self-administered
and anonymous payment system for the purpose of making safe online
purchases and transferring funds. It enables a simple yet innovative,
swift, two-way flow of funds when paying for goods and services over
the Internet. NetCents provides the merchant with the means to connect
with all consumers whether or not they hold direct access to a credit
card. This payment option for consumers and merchants provides
peace-of-mind with no fear of identity theft or credit card fraud.
On4 is a development stage company, whose original business was
providing wireless communications solutions to telecommunication
companies, consumers and businesses. Its initial technology was a
platform that was comprised of a global positioning management system
that was able to track people, pets, assets and inventory via two-way
communication devices such as Web browsers, instant messengers and
mobile phones. On4 has been actively seeking other promising projects
in the technology sector that will continue to add to the bottom line
and enhance shareholder value. On December 15, 2011 On4 entered into a
definitive Share Exchange Agreement with NetCents Systems Ltd.
("NetCents") where at closing On4 will acquire 100% of the issued and
outstanding shares of NetCents and NetCents will become a wholly owned
subsidiary of On4. The Company is a Development Stage Company, as
defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board ("FASB") Accounting
Standards Codification ("ASC") 915, Development Stage Entities, and has
not yet generated significant revenues from their intended business
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters
discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual
results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking
statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See On4's
filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which
may identify specific factors that may cause actual results or events
to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking
SOURCE On4 Communications, Inc.
On4 Communications, Inc.
CONTACT: please contact: 480-525-4361 or 888-583-7158
On the web: www.on4communications.net or www.net-cents.com
Gazelle Gears Up for iPad 3 Announcement With Introduction of New Service Enhancements
Customer experience changes will make it easier and faster for customers to get cash to upgrade to iPad 3
Gazelle already seeing unprecedented tablet trade-in activity offering nearly $1M for thousands of iPads traded in since late February
BOSTON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the announcement of Apple's newest iPad scheduled for this afternoon, Gazelle®, the nation's leading consumer reCommerce service, officially launched new features designed to help gadget owners get paid more easily and faster than ever for their used iPads. The enhancements include updates throughout the customer experience, specifically in regard to Gazelle's mobile site, free shipping and pricing.
-- Simplified mobile experience: Over the last several months, Gazelle has
seen a massive increase in users trading in their electronics directly
from a mobile device. As a result, Gazelle has introduced a revamped
mobile offering and a specific iPad mobile experience that enables
customers to easily trade in their tablet directly from their mobile
-- Free outbound box program: Gazelle has made it easier than ever for
gadget aficionados to trade in their used iPad. The Company is providing
boxes that are specifically designed to hold your used iPads. As usual,
shipping is free.
-- Fair and Honest Pricing: Nearly 95% of people who trade in items to
Gazelle receive the value they are initially offered. In addition, while
few companies reward customers on the upside if they are too harsh in
judging the condition of their own gadget, Gazelle has adjusted 5% of
iPad payments up from the initial offer.
-- 30 Day Lock-in guarantee: As always, customers can lock-in their trade
today and have 30 days to trade in their used iPad.
-- Faster payment: A specially trained iPad processing team is ready to
check out thousands of iPads per day, meaning customers will get paid
Consumers are growing more aware that their used electronics hold value, but today, still only a small fraction of consumer electronics are considered for trade in when people upgrade to new gadgets. However, tides are beginning to turn. Already, in anticipation of today's iPad announcement event, thousands of consumers have traded in their iPad through Gazelle receiving offers totaling nearly $1 million.
"We have already seen an astronomical increase in the number of iPads that have been traded-in compared to what we saw during the iPad 2 launch last year," said Israel Ganot, co-founder and CEO of Gazelle. "As a result, we expect that a record number of customers will be looking to reCommerce used iPads. We want to help everyone do that by providing a simple, trusted experience that will enable them to quickly get cash for their used iPad that they can then use to upgrade to the new one. By enhancing our mobile experience, free shipping offering, pricing and overall customer experience, we want to help all iPad owners have the most enjoyable upgrade experience ever."
At the time of this press release, Gazelle offered up to $350 for iPad 2 trades and $220 for iPad 1 trades (iPad 2 64gb WiFi+3G, iPad 64gb WiFi+3G). Prices are expected to drop rapidly (and change by the minute) so please see gazelle.com/ipad for latest pricing. Prices are not guaranteed until [you receive your quote on gazelle.com]. Once received, the price is locked-in for 30 days.
Since its 2006 founding, Gazelle has seen tremendous growth and has become the leading player in the direct-to-consumer reCommerce space. Last year, the Company achieved 65% revenue growth and has lead over 300,000 Customers to trade in or recycle over 550,000 used electronics.
Like every item that arrives at Gazelle, all iPads and tablets will be hand-inspected by a trained member of the Gazelle gadget lab team. Customers can rest assured knowing Gazelle will take care of data destruction and ensure that their item enjoys an extended life in a new home.
Gazelle (http://www.gazelle.com), a service of Second Rotation, Inc., provides the easiest, fastest and safest way for consumers to get cash for their used iPhones, iPads, other Apple products and high-end smartphones. Gazelle takes the risk and effort out of selling electronic gadgets online and provides its users with benefits such as free shipping and packaging and comprehensive identity/data removal. To date, Gazelle has helped more than 300,000 consumers trade their used gadgets to upgrade to the newest versions, earn quick cash and generally lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Gazelle ranked #35 on the 2011 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Based in Boston, the company is backed by premier venture capital firms Craton Equity Partners, Physic Ventures, Venrock Associates and RockPort Capital Partners.
Gazelle is a trademark of Second Rotation, Inc., registered in the U.S. Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
LG Electronics Showcases Versatile LED Signage Solutions at Digital Signage Expo 2012
From Award-Winning EzSign TV to Massive 72-inch class LED Screen Display, LG's Portfolio Continues to Expand and Deliver Innovative Consumer Engagement Options
LAS VEGAS, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Understanding the need for continuous innovation and increased consumer engagement in the digital signage market, LG Electronics is expanding its line of commercial display solutions for 2012, led by larger screen sizes and enhancements to its popular digital signage systems.
This week at Digital Signage Expo 2012 (booth 500), LG will be showcasing its new 72-inch class (71.5 inches measured diagonally) LED large-screen display as well as new LED versions of its award-winning EzSign TV product, a digital signage and TV hybrid.
"We understand that business owners need to engage their customers quickly and effectively to provide the best ROI (return on investment) for their company," said Dan Smith, director of Digital Signage Sales, LG Electronics USA. "LG's versatile technology portfolio is designed to create an interactive, engaging experience for consumers. With the addition of LG's largest LED display and new LED EzSign TVs, LG's product line offers intuitive, user-friendly and effective solutions for enhanced information sharing for a wide variety of vertical markets and venues."
LG's Largest Screen Yet
This week at DSE 2012, LG Electronics is introducing its largest LED display yet - a massive 72-inch class size monitor (model 72WS70). The 72WS70 LED Large Screen Display brings picture quality, installation versatility and energy efficiency to a diverse customer base with large-scale signage needs, such as hotel lobbies, theaters and shopping centers, as well as interactive airport and transportation environments.
LG's massive Full HD 1080p 72WS70 LCD monitor features Direct LED backlighting technology, producing exceptional picture quality and ensuring information relay is more impactful. Equipped with Local Dimming capability, this display offers superior lighting control by allowing sections of the LED array located behind the screen to dim or turn off entirely. The result is amazing clarity, deeper blacks and richer colors for better contrast and color accuracy.
The 72WS70 also features technologies that make it a well-suited and versatile solution for delivering messaging in any environment. LG's LED displays are equipped with an additional 700nit of high intensity brightness compared with conventional LED display products, making them particularly useful for open environments such as shopping malls and stadiums.
LG's IPS panel technology helps display content crisply and accurately for off-angle viewing (both horizontal and vertical), resulting in a display that can be installed at virtually any angle or height, while still offering a clear picture. The IPS panel widens the optimal viewing angle, allowing customers to display their signage or multimedia content to audiences across a larger area while helping maintain color consistency or contrast ratio. LG's Auto Brightness Sensor technology automatically adjusts screen brightness based on the lighting conditions, which may help save energy.
Rounding out this complete signage solution is the 72WS70's built-in media player for content distribution. The monitor offers a user friendly interface through its use of LG's proprietary web-based management platform, SuperSign Elite-w Lite. This platform allows users to create and run dynamic content using pre-loaded templates and offers quick navigation through menus to control networked displays and simultaneously run media files, such as video, images, audio and flash.
The 72WS70 meets ERP requirements and is ENERGY STAR® qualified, thanks to the effect of Local Dimming and Smart Energy Saving features, designed to help reduce energy consumption.
Expanded Series of Easy-To-Use, Versatile Hybrids
LG is also highlighting its expanded line of award winning EzSign TV digital signage solutions, which now includes two new LED series (LT560E and LV355B) and more screen sizes.
EzSign TV is a turnkey solution that offers any business owner an intuitive and cost-effective digital signage display system with the added feature of broadcast television, allowing business owners to simultaneously show branded advertisements and television broadcasts, attracting attention and delivering specific messages to customers.
Content creation is simple with the EzSign TV. Owners use a computer to access a selection of more than 50 attractive templates, to which they can add their own images and text. Owners then transfer content to the display via a USB flash drive. Multiple customized templates can be uploaded and scheduled to activate at times appointed by the user. Unique to the LT560E series is Wi-Fi capability, which allows users to tansfer or update content to the display wirelessly. Because the system is self-contained and the personalized displays are created and transferred effortlessly onsite, it doesn't require an integrator to manage the system on the backend.
The LED LT560E and LV355B series offer Full HD 1080p display capability (720p for the 31.5-inch 32 LT560E) in sleek and energy-efficient packages. LED backlighting, along with a dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1, allows for deeper blacks and richer colors, creating better contrast and amazing clarity and color detail for an overall more enjoyable viewing experience. HDMI and USB components on the LV355B series provide versatility and allow for additional content and entertainment options. LG's LED series will be available in 32-inch (31.5 inches measured diagonally), 37-inch (37.0 inches measured diagonally), 42-inch (42.0 inches measured diagonally), 47-inch (46.9 inches measured diagonally) and 55-inch (54.5 inches measured diagonally, only LV355B) class sizes.
ENERGY STAR® qualified, EzSign TVs feature LG EcoSmart(TM) technologies, including the capability to manually select brightness levels. They are also RoHS compliant, meeting directives on restrictions of hazardous substances.
About LG Electronics USA
The LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business division serves customers in the U.S. digital signage, systems integration, lodging and hospitality, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Home Electronics Business-to-Business delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. For more information, please visit http://www.LGSolutions.com.
Fitness Social Network Endomondo Opens North American Headquarters in San Francisco
Proximity to Tech Development Industry and Increase in U.S. Users Make it Necessary for Endomondo to Establish Base in North America
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Endomondo, a social sports and fitness network that enables people worldwide to engage around their passions for living active lives, today announced the opening of its new 4,000-sq-foot North American headquarters at 965 Mission Street in San Francisco.
The Endomondo social network and app are currently used by 7.5 million people worldwide, with a vast number of those users located in the United States. As such, Endomondo co-founder Mette Lykke said the company believes it is necessary to establish a physical presence in North America to make fitness more engaging and fun for a growing number of users wanting to get healthy.
"Because the U.S. is one of Endomondo's strongest regions of growth, we feel it is only logical and appropriate to better serve this user base in a more meaningful manner," Lykke said. "Having a dedicated staff in North America means Endomondo can utilize its social fitness network in inventive ways to engage U.S. users. We will also be looking to interact with fitness fans in a much more interesting, personal, direct way through a wide spectrum of physical activities across the country."
Along with the desire to connect meaningfully with U.S. users, Endomondo executives also recognize the need to house a staff in San Francisco to maintain and strengthen existing relationships with partners in the social networking, mobile communications and web development industries. Direct interaction and communication with this community will ensure that Endomondo presents its users, termed "Endos," with the latest and most useful technological advancements.
Founded in 2007 by fitness fanatics from Copenhagen, Denmark, Endomondo creates tools that help anyone in the sports, health and fitness world reach their goals. The GPS-enabled app turns a mobile device into a personal trainer and social motivator capable of tracking workouts, analyzing performance, and can aid in the discovery of new routes, activities and insights into fitness.
What makes Endomondo stand apart from other activity tracking apps is its strong focus on the social dimension to fitness. By incorporating aspects found in leading social networks, Endomondo helps users connect with like-minded fitness fans locally or around the globe, and encourages the sharing of experiences and support for one another in achieving collective goals so people become and stay active. Users can send friends real-time pep talks while they exercise, offer valuable route maps, compete against friends for fun, challenge co-workers, and share it all on Facebook, Twitter or across the Endomondo social network.
Endomondo's online social fitness network encompasses a multitude of physical endeavors that unify participants and promote exercise for both recreational and serious athletes. The network currently tracks up to 200,000 workouts per day. A recent study conducted for Endomondo in Europe showed a 28 percent increase in exercise activities for those engaged in the community.
Founded in 2007 by fitness fanatics in Copenhagen, Denmark, Endomondo Sports Tracker turns mobile devices into full-fledged personal trainers and social training partners. The app, which utilized GPS technology, can be used for all distance-based outdoor sports and records a full history of workouts. Endomondo.com incorporates a social community where users can support or challenge friends and share results. Available on seven mobile platforms (iOS, Android, RIM, Windows Phone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Java), the app operates on almost all GPS phones. For more information, please visit http://www.endomondo.com and follow @Endomondo on Twitter.
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IceWEB Unveils "Ice/24" World Class Customer Support Program
Program Introduced to Meet Rapid Adoption of IceWEB's Unified Data Storage Appliances
STERLING, Va., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IceWEB, Inc.(TM) (OTCBB: IWEB), http://www.IceWEB.com, a leading provider of Unified Data Storage appliances for cloud and virtual environments, announced today the availability of "Ice/24," a heavily bolstered customer support program to meet the growing demand and adoption of its unified data storage appliances, as evidenced by the recent surge of customer orders.
Designed to give IceWEB's rapidly growing customer community the ability to have any question answered -- 24x7x365 - Ice24 provides the breadth of world class support options IceWEB's customers need to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction, including:
-- 24 x 7 x 365 support options
-- Live, toll-free US-based phone support via 1-800-465-4637
-- Email support via firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Online support ticket submission via http://portal.iceweb.com
-- Live chat via http://www.iceweb.com/support
-- Online knowledge base containing frequently asked questions and
-- Onsite support via IceWEB's network of IceWEB ICErs (IceWEB Certified
"As more companies recognize the value of IceWEB's file and block based unified storage appliances with our highly competitive feature set, performance and attractive price point, we are pleased to expand our support offerings to meet even the highest customer expectations," stated Ed Kraus, IceWEB VP of Operations. "Realizing that infrastructure deployments such as ours often take place after hours and on weekends, we're here to make sure those deployments go as quickly and smoothly as possible by being just a click or call away."
About IceWEB, Inc.
Headquartered just outside of Washington, D.C., IceWEB manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers. Through thin provisioning, target deduplication and inline compression, IceWEB's unified storage arrays enable standardization, consolidation and optimized storage utilization for virtual and cloud environments, saving up to 90% of storage costs, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management. For more information please call 800-465-4637 or visit http://www.iceweb.com.
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Gamesys: Latest Big Online Bingo Winner Announced by Jackpotjoy!
LONDON, March 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
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Innotrac Announces Completion of FitForCommerce Verification
ATLANTA, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innotrac Corporation (NASDAQ: INOC), a best-of-breed commerce provider integrating digital technology, fulfillment, and contact center solutions, today announced completion of the FitForCommerce verification program.
The Company recently concluded a comprehensive assessment and verification of its eCommerce fulfillment and contact center solutions with FitForCommerce (FFC). A recognized industry leader, FFC conducts structured evaluations of eCommerce platforms, fulfillment services, interactive agencies, mobile services, PIM, and order management systems.
Innotrac's full suite of services including fulfillment, integration technology, order management, inventory management, warehouse management, returns management, payment processing and value added services were verified by a certified FFC analyst. Reviews of Innotrac's capabilities were validated through detailed proof points in twenty-four pre-defined technology and fulfillment categories.
"We are committed to offering a best-of-breed solution to our clients," said Marsha Chulick, Vice President, Business Development at Innotrac. "Third-party validations like 'FFC Verified' and 'ISO' are important certifications that provide unbiased analysis of a provider's capabilities. The FitForCommerce verification has become an industry standard in eCommerce technology and we are proud that Innotrac has successfully completed this process."
"The goal of the FFC Verified program is to set industry standards that help retailers in their selection of eCommerce providers," said Marc Appana, CIO & SVP, of Consulting at FitForCommerce. "Fulfillment and customer care are critical components of a successful eCommerce business. Providers like Innotrac that are FFC Verified, further prove their dedication to their clients and the industry."
Detailed descriptions of Innotrac's FFC Verified capabilities are available on eCommerceKnowHow.com.
Sixty-seven percent of ecommerce projects end in failure due to poor planning or choice in solution. Working to bring that percentage down on a case-by-case basis, FitForCommerce has established itself as the leading boutique ecommerce consultancy by helping hundreds of online and multichannel retailers and manufacturers make informed ecommerce investment decisions. Using years of experience, state-of-the-art tools, strategic diligence and tactical planning, FitForCommerce helps retailers define business and technical requirements and find their "best fit" technology solutions - including ecommerce platforms, back-end systems and critical points solutions including mobile. eCommerceKnowHow.com, managed by FitForCommerce, is the eCommerce industry's most comprehensive knowledge base and educational resource. FFC Verification is a structured evaluation process for eCommerce provider solutions. For additional information, please visit http://www.fitforcommerce.com and http://www.eCommerceKnowHow.com.
Innotrac (NASDAQ: INOC) was founded in 1984, with the goal of providing the highest quality fulfillment and customer care services to both our clients and their customers. We have an integrated network of eight fulfillment centers, along with a contact center in North America. Innotrac Europe GmbH, founded in 2011, has a network of fulfillment centers, contact centers, and returns processing facilities with operations in the UK, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Connect with Innotrac at http://www.innotrac.com or http://www.linkedin.com/company/innotrac.
Innotrac Marketing Manager
Information contained in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking in nature. Forward-looking statements are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or expected. Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing on Innotrac's operating results, performance or financial condition are competition, the demand for Innotrac's services, Innotrac's ability to retain its current clients, Innotrac's success in growing its existing client base, developing new business, Innotrac's ability to maintain or improve gross margins in the face of increasing revenues, reducing operating costs in response to reduced service revenues, realization of expected revenues from new clients, the general state of the industries that the Company serves, changing technologies, Innotrac's ability to maintain profit margins in the face of pricing pressures and numerous other factors discussed in Innotrac's 2010 Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Innotrac disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The Patient's Guide Acquires ExcessiveSweating.com
Targets Fast Growing Hyperhidrosis Market
IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The leading online destination in beauty, The Patient's Guide, announced today that it has acquired the domain ExcessiveSweating.com to add to their extensive list of 2000+ consumer information sites. Joining these top-ranked sites with over one million monthly visitors, The Patient's Guide aims to make ExcessiveSweating.com the foremost online destination for hyperhidrosis.
"Those suffering from hyperhidrosis are constantly aware of this condition that impacts their daily professional, academic and social lifestyles," said Dr. Eric Bernstein, distinguished practitioner and innovator in the field of dermatology and laser surgery and co-founder of The Patient's Guide. "Many affected individuals are not aware of the recent advances in medicine that can dramatically improve the quality of their everyday life. ExcessiveSweating.com will be a powerful tool readily available to those searching for answers."
For example, someone seeking a solution for their sweaty palms will turn to Google and search "how to stop sweaty palms" and will land on ExcessiveSweating.com which will reveal physician-written content about possible causes, prevention and treatment options. Having discovered their options, visitors may use the doctor locator tool to find a physician near them.
Considering the combination of approximately 8.4 million Americans affected by this often uncontrollable condition and the number of adults turning to online resources for medical advice, the online community is desperate for a reliable source of information.
Jasson Gilmore, CEO and co-founder of The Patient's Guide, said, "We are extremely excited to announce our acquisition of ExcessiveSweating.com to provide the most up-to-date information about excessive sweating and lead people to the best practitioners for treating this common and troubling condition. This acquisition furthers our goal to expand our authoritative reputation in aesthetic beauty with trusted content available to the online community."
Due to much anticipation from the aesthetic industry, The Patient's Guide expects to launch the fully designed website during the spring of 2012. At this time, visitors of the ExcessiveSweating.com website can enter their email address to be amongst the first group notified when the site goes live.
About The Patient's Guide:
Each month over one million visitors trust The Patient's Guide, a platform of niche beauty properties each dedicated to a specific condition or treatment. Visitors trust the information provided because the content is written by the field's leading experts with over 150 years of collective dermatology experience. Due to high quality content and a user friendly experience, hundreds of thousands of visitors per month entrust their cosmetic needs to the doctors found on The Patient's Guide websites. As a result, over 1,500 physicians rely on The Patient's Guide to improve the value of their practice by providing numerous new patient leads. For more information, visit http://www.PatientsGuide.com.
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Cat Auction Services Announces First eQuipment Yard Sale of 2012
EAGAN, Minn., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cat Auction Services has recently announced that eQuipment Yard, their online-only timed auction service will make its 2012 debut on March 21 at 9 a.m. Central time with bidding available beginning on March 16.Cat Auction Services developed its eQuipment Yard timed auction platform to complement its live auction format and extend the company's goal of providing consignors and buyers alike with the most powerful and complete suite of auction tools in the industry. Registration for the auction is available online at catauctions.proxibid.com.
Like its live auction counterpart, eQuipment Yard auctions are unreserved and feature a broad assortment of heavy equipment from a number of manufacturers, including a 2008 Caterpillar 320DL RR and a 2008 Caterpillar D6N LGP. Bidding opens on March 16, so you are invited to register early, view detailed TA-1 level inspection reports and place pre-bids online prior to the event. Lots will begin to close at 9 a.m. on March 21.
In addition to detailed inspection reports and abundant photos/videos of the equipment, Cat Auction Services gives buyers access to parts and service, financing, insurance options and Equipment Protection Plans on qualified equipment. For consignors, eQuipment Yard means the ability to move equipment more quickly and add it to a global inventory viewed by a global audience.
After a very successful launch in December, Cat Auction Services is excited to offer monthly eQuipment Yard timed sales beginning in March, and through the rest of 2012. Cat Auction Services' President Rick Albin said, "We're extremely pleased with the results of our first eQuipment Yard auction. The sales total significantly exceeded our projections, and the impressive participant traffic on our website shows that bidders value our TA-1 inspection reports, the equipment videos and other in-depth information we have available. It's further evidence that our buyer-be-informed approach is resonating with our customers."
Cat Auction Services entered the heavy equipment auction arena in 2008. By conducting auctions that provide value to both buyers and sellers, Cat Auction Services complements and enhances the relationship between Cat Dealers and their customers. Cat Auction Services was formed through a unique partnership of Cat Dealers with the endorsement of Caterpillar, Inc.
Hydra Enables Debenhams to Expand Acquisition Opportunities
LONDON, March 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Debenhams has deployed Hydra's One Platform marketing technology to help it explore
and enhance the scope of how it targets customers in Search Marketing. This follows hot on
the heels of a leading high street bank who recently signed up to The One Platform to
enable a more strategic approach for its Search Marketing.
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OneSearch functionality to establish ways in which it can use Search Marketing to enhance
its approach to targeting customers. The implementation of The One Platform
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Natural Search has until now been constrained by time and resource meaning it was not
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with the deployment of The One Platform, the keyword list has been expanded dramatically -
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Martyn Jobber, CEO of Hydra said, "Debenhams is a great example of a highly successful
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Media to uncover opportunities digital marketers can apply to achieve optimal performance
for digital spend
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Debenhams has 153 stores across the UK and Ireland and a fully transactional website,
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EPM Live Brings Project, Portfolio and Work Management to Multi-maturity Level Organizations
CARLSBAD, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- EPM Live, a global leader in Enterprise SharePoint Project, Portfolio and Work Management applications, announced today a breakthrough in PPM evolution. EPM Live has a history of bringing to market the solutions for many common pain points across PPM tools today. In many organizations, it is common to see a separate portfolio planning tool that is segregated from the tool used to manage project execution. EPM Live's PortfolioEngine seamlessly integrates these two processes and brings high level strategic portfolio planning together with the tools necessary to ensure your projects are executed in an efficient manner. Since WorkEngine's inception, EPM Live has specialized in bringing project work together with non-project work, forming a true comprehensive work management platform that is built on the fastest growing collaboration tool on the market today, SharePoint. In recent years, it became more apparent that organizations were looking to projectize their businesses by offering project management tools to all teams for various types of work including services and product development. Although these were all critical milestones in EPM Live's evolution, one of the largest breakthroughs has been present since day one of its existence, the ability to support multi-maturity level organizations. There are many levels of users across an organization and those users have different work, different processes and different PPM maturity alignment. EPM Live allows organizations the ability to define and enforce Enterprise requirements while allowing individual teams the ability to customize their solution to work the way they work, ultimately increasing ownership and adoption of PPM technology.
"The PPM application market has shown marked resilience, having grown when most enterprise software markets receded during the global economic crisis. The features and functions of the products in the PPM market are strong, mature commodities. Demand for PPM applications has not wavered, but, rather, increased exponentially during the past 10 years. Deep maturity is making it increasingly difficult to distinguish between competing products on feature/function alone, said Daniel Stang, Gartner Analyst. "It is for this reason that we will continue to strive to exceed market innovation boundaries and not only create features and functions that our essential in PPM practices but also deliver them through an ideal customer experience that is flexible, affordable, intuitive and simple," said EPM Live's CEO, Joe Larscheid. "The fact that leading industry analysts note WorkEngine to be the SharePoint answer to PPM validates our vision to expand Microsoft SharePoint into a complete Portfolio, Project and Work Management solution, allowing organizations to protect their current IT investments and reduce the expense of implementing PPM throughout the organization," said Joe.
See how one EPM Live customer, Jack in the Box, has implemented WorkEngine across their multi-maturity level organization to reduce cost and improve maturity. "We will see great cost savings from deploying EPM Live across the organization. Implementing a multi-maturity level PPM tool will allow us to meet the needs of all stakeholders which will increase productivity and reduce overall costs across all Jack in the Box initiatives, said Kourtney Kennedy, Jack in the Box IT Portal Development. To download PDF, view video and read the full case study, Click Here.
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Orbitz for Business Launches New Program for Small Businesses
Orbitz for Business Express Provides Managed Travel Solutions to Growing Companies
CHICAGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbitz for Business, the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW), today launched Orbitz for Business Express to offer savings, convenience and professional travel services to small businesses with travel needs, including those currently without a managed travel program.
Recognizing the need for growing companies to have a managed travel solution that is both flexible and affordable, Orbitz for Business Express empowers those businesses with a dedicated booking website, special rates and discounts, 24/7 assistance from Orbitz travel experts, detailed reports on company travel expenditures and full mobile access to travel searches, bookings and flight updates - with no minimum transaction requirements.
There are over 30 million business travelers in the United States, 70 percent of whom book their travel through an unmanaged process*. Orbitz for Business Express is designed to bring managed travel solutions to companies with smaller travel budgets or unmanaged programs, offering a simple and quickly implemented program that enables growing companies to focus on expanding their business instead of planning travel. Benefits include an easy-to-use booking tool based on the familiar Orbitz.com user interface, as well as lower transaction fees, specially promoted business hotel rates and air discounts, access to a dedicated corporate call center for 24/7 support, and corporate discounts negotiated exclusively by the Orbitz team. Orbitz for Business Express further enables companies to get the most out of their travel dollars by providing vital insight reports that track costs across multiple travel categories, and traveler safety is enhanced by tracking tools that monitor itineraries every step of the way.
"With the launch of Orbitz for Business Express, we are uniquely equipped to support any size organization," said Frank Petito, president of Orbitz for Business. "Whether it's a global Fortune 100 firm needing a robust Orbitz for Business solution or a startup that requires a streamlined approach through Orbitz for Business Express, our broad array of managed travel solutions can be tailored to meet every corporate travel need."
Orbitz for Business is the corporate travel brand of Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE: OWW). Launched in 2002, Orbitz for Business offers a complete portfolio of global business travel products and services that help corporate customers plan, search and book travel. Orbitz for Business leverages Orbitz Worldwide technology, customized for corporate travelers. In addition to its leading technology, Orbitz for Business delivers full service, cost effective travel management solutions including 24/7 customer support; expense reporting and policy management tools; and comprehensive choice in travel inventory.
About Orbitz Worldwide
Orbitz Worldwide is a leading global online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable leisure and business travelers to research, plan and book a broad range of travel products. Orbitz Worldwide owns a portfolio of consumer brands that includes Orbitz, CheapTickets, ebookers, HotelClub, RatesToGo and the Away Network. Also within the Orbitz Worldwide family, Orbitz Worldwide Distribution delivers private label travel solutions to a broad range of partners including many of the world's largest airlines, and Orbitz for Business delivers managed corporate travel solutions for corporations. Orbitz Worldwide uses its Investor Relations website to make information available to its investors and the public at http://investors.orbitz.com. You can sign up to receive email alerts whenever the company posts new information to the website.
* Source: PhoCusWright's Business Traveler Survey 2011
The American Foundation for the Blind Unveils Enhanced Website Redesign
NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, today announced the redesign of its website, http://www.afb.org. The new design offers a more interactive, engaging experience, making it easier for visitors to locate information on everything from accessible technology to raising a child with visual impairments to webinars on the latest research in the blindness field.
"We are thrilled with the new site design: it's easy to navigate and connects millions of people to life-changing information and resources on living with vision loss," said, Carl R. Augusto, president and CEO of AFB.
Like the former AFB website, the new afb.org is fully accessible to people with vision loss. Visitors can change colors, font, and font size to increase content readability, or adjust for repetitive links when using a screen reader. The new site is also designed for ease of use on mobile devices.
This marks the first major upgrade to AFB's website in several years. Since its initial launch in 2001, AFB's web traffic has grown significantly over the years, and the site now boasts a number of robust web programs that serve millions of people annually.
On the new site, visitors will find:
-- Improved navigability via a cleaner design, more dynamic content, and a
new information architecture
-- Slideshows that highlight news, events, and resources on living with
-- New and enhanced ways to engage with AFB through public policy campaigns
and various social networking channels, including blogs and message
-- Robust and dynamic landing pages for key programs, including the AFB
Center on Vision Loss and AFB Press
-- The ability to easily share content by email, Facebook, or Twitter
-- A vibrant and supportive community on AFB's award-winning family of
websites including FamilyConnect®, CareerConnect®, Senior Site®, and
-- In-depth descriptions of more than 1,600 agencies and organizations that
offer services to people with vision loss, available for free for the
first time through AFB's Directory of Services online
The site was designed by CDG Interactive, a long-time design partner of AFB, and built by the Daily-e Corporation, whose mission is the creation of accessible websites.
The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) is a national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss. AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources. AFB is also proud to house the Helen Keller Archives and honor the more than 40 years that Helen Keller worked tirelessly with AFB. For more information visit us online at http://www.afb.org.
Cloud Technology Services Company prepares for growth in 2012 after laying foundation for success in 2011.
BELLEVUE, Wash., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Divensi, Inc., the Bellevue, WA-based Cloud Technology Services company, has proven to be an emerging IT star after laying the foundation for success in 2011. Divensi has stayed profitable since operational inception, created a niche-focused business area, and obtained a key management team.
Divensi has created a niche-based business focus that allows them to take advantage of the rising demand for Cloud Services. Companies from a variety of industries continue to turn to the cloud for the benefits that come from lower operating costs, streamlined process, and enhanced mobility.
"Many businesses want to take advantage of the services we offer," PK Samal said. "Any of our numerous solution and process accelerators are perfect for businesses that need fast results."
PK Samal also strengthened his management team with four new executives, rounding out a team of experts who will move Divensi into the next stage of growth.
"These are industry experts who are well-respected in their fields," PK Samal said. "With them, we add financial strength, business innovation, sales and marketing expertise, and operational excellence."
Rory O'Flaherty is the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. O'Flaherty, with three degrees including an MBA in Finance and a graduate degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, began his career in the banking industry where he specialized in providing financing for small to midsize business. Over the last 10 years, Mr. O'Flaherty has worked primarily as a management consultant, with an emphasis on succession planning, cash flow modeling, strategic planning, creditor negotiations and turnaround management.
Prasanna S. Kumar (SK) will assume the role of Chief Information Officer and Head of Innovation at Divensi. SK will lead Divensi's growth in the emerging markets of cloud, social media, data intelligence, and mobile development. He holds Masters' degrees in both Business and Computer Science. With 10 years experience with HCL technologies, SK has held senior management positions, as well as Chief Technology Officer positions, in many publicly listed companies.
"Each of these executives has built companies before," PK Samal said. "We've each had successes and failures and have learned from both. We'll take the best of our experience to create a great organization to work for."
The foundation laid by Divensi in the crucial first year and a half of the business ensures that they will be a strong force in the IT world for years to come.
About Divensi, Inc.
Divensi, Inc., an agile Cloud Technology Services company, helps businesses realize the full potential of their offerings by using process and solution accelerators for Cloud, Business Intelligence, and Mobile technologies. You can read more about Divensi, Inc. at http://www.divensi.com.
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DabDab Inc., a U.S.-based software provider has launched a free online task and note management application. The DabDab organizational system features an innovative user interface and is packed with time saving functionality, all delivered via secure cloud technology.
REDMOND, Wash., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DabDab Inc. announces the launch of a public beta version of its new online task and note management application, DabDab. The free offering is a personal organizer that is expected to revolutionize the way users manage their everyday projects. DabDab's user interface is easy to use, yet powerful in its function and flexibility. Tasks, notes, appointments and other data can be split into multiple projects, linked together or grouped under related labels with extreme efficacy.
DabDab's innovative organization system allows users to instantly filter, label and reuse information, with no duplication. From everyday tasks to important business trips, users can spend less time tracking and searching for scattered notes, and more time being productive. In short, DabDab is a ground-breaking personal productivity tool that brings task management to a new level.
The appeal of DabDab is that it is an online application, that can be accessed from anywhere there is an Internet connection, but is optimized for a smooth user experience and delivers unparalleled functionality. The app features an integrated calendar that is easy to read at a glance. Personal notes can be organized and labeled in ways that make sense. Users can quickly assign hierarchy to favorite items, related notes, tasks and appointments and navigate effortlessly between them.
Advanced DabDab users can utilize its higher level tools and functions to further streamline and customize their accounts. Users can easily import appointments from Outlook, Google Calendar, or any calendar that allows exporting to the iCal format; and export data the same way. DabDab lets users invite friends or colleagues to collaborate on projects; changes are propagated in real time to all users working on the project.
DabDab Inc. is based in Redmond, Washington, and its online task management system is still under development. The DabDab app is currently free to use, and regardless of any future launch of a premium version current beta users will have continued access to the free version.
TheLoop: The Social Network Alternative We've All Been Waiting for is at GDC 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
TheLoop, a new social discovery and broadcast network, is celebrating its official
launch at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, March 5-9th.
"TheLoop is different because of its social philosophy, which sees the users as
partners in the network's success whilst providing them with new forms of social
expression," says Adi Engel, Head of TheLoop launch team.
TheLoop offers a social networking experience based on an amalgamation of the
networking features that we've all become so fond of, including a dynamic feed (The Feed),
the ability to broadcast live (LoopStage), video chatting (LoopCafe), different interest
groups (Groups), and a mobile app that lets you stay "in TheLoop" anywhere, anytime.
What sets TheLoop apart from other social networks is its core value - seeking to
partner with the users instead of simply gaining from their creativity. "In the coming
months we plan to unveil a set of features that will support our unique outlook on social
networking," says Ms. Engel. "We believe that in a short period of time, developers,
webmasters and the general public will all see the vast advantages of getting into
TheLoop has set a clear goal to partner with developers and webmasters. The site
offers developers an opportunity to "grow with TheLoop" rather than develop into
overly-saturated existing platforms. As part of their launch, the company is also hosting
an App Developers competition in which participants can win up to $10,000.
RES.NET Releases Global Messaging Center for All Portals
LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RES.NET, an infrastructure of diverse real estate professionals and supporting software applications, has recently launched a Global Messaging Center across all of their portals, enabling all parties working together to communicate with each other at both a global, and property level, without leaving the RES.NET system.
Known for their unique applications for each user of a real estate transaction, RES.NET prides its solutions on bringing stronger communication to all parties. Last year, RES.NET released its RES.NET Connect Tool, which gave everyone involved in the real estate transaction a simple process to get connected. This year's addition of the Global Message Center, now allows all those connections to easily communicate and share documents without leaving the system.
This new enhancement to RES.NET allows for portal-to-portal messages to be sent, received, and stored within all RES.NET portals. Internal teams will now be able to instantly message each other at any time during the sales process, thus eliminating the need to email outside of the system. In addition, teams and agents assigned to files will be able to communicate on a property level throughout the life of the transaction. For extra security, RES.NET has added additional security settings, which enable users to edit User Permissions according to their own standards, eliminating the occurrence of others accidentally deleting a chain of messages. The message center works similar to any email program in that you can filter, search, compose, and receive messages.
With this new message center, RES.NET has now closed a communication gap between key users, such as Agent to Asset Manager, Homeowner to Agent, and Listing Agent to Buyer Agent, etc.
"The message center is now complete across all of RES.NET, with the new addition to messaging in the REO Portal," said Todd Mobraten, COO/President of RES.NET. "Finally, everyone involved in a transaction can message each other at both a global and property level within, enabling them to communicate without ever having to change systems. It enables each user to keep a better accountability of the transaction progress, as well as a convenient way to keep all messages together about each property."
SELF Magazine Launches Facebook Social Game SELF Workout in the Park
The Leading Women's Active Lifestyle Brand, SELF, Creates First-Ever Facebook Game From a Magazine Brand
NEW YORK, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Conde Nast's SELF, the leading women's active lifestyle brand, enters the social gaming scene with the debut of SELF Workout in the Park, announced Laura McEwen, vice president and publisher of SELF.Marking the first social game launched by a magazine brand, SELFWorkout in the Park is inspired by SELF's hugely successful live-event franchise of the same name, now in its 19th year. The game will premiere on Facebook on March 19, 2012, with more information available at the game's official site, SelfWorkoutinthePark.com.
Providing an immersive, interactive experience that celebrates fitness, health and wellness, SELFWorkout in the Park is unique in combining virtual gameplay with real-world pursuits in a highly compelling and rewarding way.
The game provides an expansive experience where players create and customize their own outdoor fitness park, personalize avatars in their likeness, enjoy health and relaxation activities, work out on fitness equipment and participate in exercise and health-themed missions and challenges that impact the look and fitness level of their avatar, while inviting Facebook friends to join the fun. SELFWorkout in the Park also delivers real-world benefits to users, including merchandise offers from sponsors in beauty, fashion, fitness and wellness, as well as logging and tracking real-life fitness goals and progress via the game's companion mobile app, launching on April 7, which will impact players' in-game avatars.
"This game puts SELF on the leading edge of one of the most vibrant consumer experiences just as the market for high-quality branded games, goods and virtual services is exploding," says McEwen. "SELF Workout in the Park will have a profound effect on our brand footprint as the number of female gamers has grown exponentially, now representing 55% of the 98 million social gamers in the U.S. SELF is at the right place at the right time--the game is fun, funny, engaging and captures women's passionate interests in fitness, health and wellness."
Conceptualized and produced by Laura McEwen with an in-house SELF team, including executive producer Elizabeth Chan, SELF has also aligned with best-in-class partners SMERC, Live Gamer and Kontagent to develop a robust social gaming experience. SMERC is an award-winning mobile and social game design studio and industry leader in creating vibrant, provocative experiences for users. Live Gamer and Kontagent offer considerable experience in the e-commerce, advertising and analytics fields.
The game captures a woman's interest in improving herself, which underscores the primary mission of the SELF brand. The in-game features include:
-- Creation and customization of your own park
-- Personalized avatars that reflect individual body type and tone/chisel
up or down based on gameplay
-- Fitness challenges for your avatar
-- Hip workout gear for your avatar
-- Mini-Games and puzzles
-- Ongoing updates tied to real-life events
-- Mission elements with puzzle games to level up
-- Virtual goods to customize your park and avatar
-- Connectivity with mobile phones and Facebook to continue play on-the-go
Sponsorship opportunities for advertisers will be incorporated throughout all aspects of the game. These sponsorships will deliver seamless integration with in-game play allowing brands to reach the powerful female demographic in a highly-engaging and interactive manner. Sponsorships will include:
-- Custom branding within key elements of gameplay
-- Branded onsite presence within the virtual park
-- Branded virtual goods within the game for categories including athletic
apparel, beauty and grooming, lifestyle fashion and accessories, and
food and beverage
-- Video and static ad integration
For more information go to http://www.SelfWorkoutinthePark.com.
SELF informs and inspires women about fitness and beauty, diet and health, style and happiness. The SELF brand provides the content and tools to inspire a woman to take charge, to choreograph her life and to become her best self. SELF provides the content and tools that enable women to take charge and curate their lives. Visit Self.com and follow SELF Magazine on Facebook and Twitter @SELFmagazine.
About Conde Nast Publications:
Conde Nast is home to some of the world's most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Conde Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories. The company also owns Fairchild Fashion Media (FFM), whose portfolio of brands serves as the leading source of news and analysis for the global fashion community. Conde Nast has won more National Magazine Awards over the past 10 years than all of its competitors combined. Visit CondeNast.com and follow us on Twitter @CondeNastCorp.
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment-dwellers and owners of cramped kitchens rejoice! Space constraints will no long limit style and function in the kitchen. Whirlpool brand has introduced a 30" French Door Bottom Mount refrigerator that will fit into a standard top-mount refrigerator opening.
This means you don't have to remodel or spend a dime on new cabinets, but can still get that stylish look you've been craving. The new model fits in a space the same width as a traditional top-mount model but is still large enough to hold wide items like party platters and birthday cakes. It's the perfect solution for those who want to upgrade their kitchen without a complete overhaul.
But it's not all about style. This new refrigerator is also functional. It includes Whirlpool's patented Fresh Flow Produce Preserver. The Produce Preserver will extend the freshness of produce for up to four days longer than their lifetime in standard crisper drawers, saving money and trips to the grocery store. And it doesn't just save money. The Energy Star®-qualified French door bottom mount uses less energy than a 50-watt light bulb each year. And the Adaptive Defrost will sense and adapt to save 12% more energy, providing improved food preservation by running the defrost cycle only when necessary.
The 30" French Door Bottom Mount refrigerator is available in a variety of models (WRF560SEY,WRF560SMY, WRF560SFY) at retailers nationwide and comes in black, white or stainless steel with an MSRP ranging from $1,499 to $1,799.
The experts at Whirlpool have a few additional tips on how to redefine your kitchen without remodeling:
-- Do a Deep Clean - Often times all a space needs is a bit of TLC. Gather
your family and do a deep clean to the baseboards, cabinets, trim and
appliances. Your kitchen will look shiny and new without ever spending a
-- Refresh Your Color - A new coat of paint can brighten up an entire room.
Choose a light color for the kitchen that won't show all those food
stains and finger prints.
-- Organize Your Cabinets - According to a Harris Interactive survey
conducted on behalf of Whirlpool, 27% of consumers will shove things in
without worrying about organization. Spend a morning throwing out
expired products and organizing boxes and cans by use. Your kitchen will
feel more open and be much easier to navigate.
With 100 years of innovation, Whirlpool Corporation knows a thing or two about making the refrigerator fit the whole family's needs. Visit the Institute of Kitchen Science, an informational hub about everything kitchen that will provide you with simple tips, advice and best practices for your home. To learn more about the Whirlpool brand please visit http://www.whirlpool.com or on our Facebook page.
*This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation from May 18-20, 2011 among 2,407 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Whirlpool Brand
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011, 68,000 employees, and 66 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Whirlpool brand recognizes that consumers lead busy, active lives and continues to create solutions that help consumers optimize productivity and efficiency in the home. In addition to designing appliance solutions based on consumer insight, Whirlpool brand is dedicated to creating ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances like the new Duet® washer and dryer (model 9750), the industry's most resource efficient laundry pair, overall efficiency based on equal weighting of cycle time and energy usage. Whirlpool is one of Habitat for Humanity's largest corporate partners, donating a refrigerator and range to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America.
Glu Mobile Brings Blood & Glory to the Mac App Store
Claim victory in Glu's freemium, console-quality gladiator arena
SAN FRANCISCO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices, announced today the availability of the company's popular Blood & Glory game on the Mac App Store.
"The Mac App Store allows us to easily extend our reach beyond mobile gamers and bring some of our most popular titles to tens of millions of Mac users," said Adam Flanders, Glu's Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. "We're pleased with how well our first titles were received on the Mac App Store and we're excited to add Blood & Glory to the collection, the latest in a series of titles we're bringing to the Mac App Store."
THERE WILL BE BLOOD... Some have come to witness strength, others to witness courage, but all have come for BLOOD & GLORY. Battle in the arena and entertain BLOOD-thirsty crowds in a fight to the death. Here, GLORY is the only option...
-- BLOODIEST HD VISUALS: See and feel the raw violence of the fighters and
the intense combat arena.
-- SWIPE & SLASH GORE: Take to the arena in the bloodiest, goriest swipe
and slash fighting game on the Mac App Store.
-- LETHAL WEAPONS & ARMOR: Equip an arsenal of lethal weapons and armor
tailored to suit all fighting styles, including blades & shields and
destructive dual weapons.
-- SPECIAL ATTACKS & COMBOS: Complete special attacks and combos for the
ultimate blood-soaked victory!
-- INVICTUS VICTORY: Be a real champion and earn Invictus medals by winning
tournaments flawlessly. Don't lose and never surrender!
Blood & Glory is available as a free download from the Mac App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blood-glory/id490252449?mt=12
About Glu Mobile
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of Social Mobile games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu's unique technology platform enables its titles to be accessible to a broad audience of consumers all over the world - supporting iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Google Chrome and beyond. Glu is focused on bringing the best in social, freemium, cross-platform mobile gaming experiences to the mass market. Founded in 2001, Glu is headquartered in San Francisco and has major offices in Kirkland, Washington, Brazil, Canada, China, Russia and the UK. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP and also partners with leading entertainment brands including Activision, Atari, Caesar's and Fox. Consumers can find high-quality entertainment created exclusively for their mobile devices wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at http://www.glu.com. For live updates, please follow Glu via Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/glumobile or become a Glu fan at Facebook.com/glumobile.
BLOOD & GLORY, GLU, GLU MOBILE and the 'g' character logo are trademarks of Glu Mobile Inc.
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Qatar News Agency and KnowledgeView Conclude Deal on Developing Major Upgrade to the 'QNA News' App
LONDON, March 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --
Powered by "Publish live Mobile" Technology from KnowledgeView Ltd
Following the immense success of the Qatar News Agency (QNA) iPhone app released last
week, QNA commissioned KnowledgeView, the leading news app developer in MENA, Europe and
Australia, to develop a major upgrade, supporting the iPad and iPhone in one universal
application, as well as other features such as support for English-language news,
notifications and powerful support for social networks.
Designed to provide Qatar, Gulf and Arab news coverage globally, it uniquely provides
real time multi-media news to the public as well as additional news reports to registered
users including media subscribers, enterprise and government. The upgrade will be soon
submitted to the Apple App Store.
Qatar News Agency (QNA) was established in 1975 to be the first news agency providing
comprehensive Gulf news coverage. Since then QNA has invested in advanced technology for
digital editorial as well as for news delivery, including video streaming, online
publishing, social networks tools and media monitoring.
"Qatar News Agency's vision is about delivering excellence to the various audience
groups: excellence in the content and in the medium delivering it. Our native apps are the
first step towards the advanced and interactive mobile world and we thank KnowledgeView
for the great work and prompt service," Ahmad Saad Al-Boinin, QNA, Director General said.
"In less than a week, we released our iPhone app and placed an order for the iPad app.
This is how keen we are to deliver news to our wider audience in Qatar and the diaspora on
the latest preferred platforms and benefit from the robust KnowledgeView. This new project
will cost QNA staff no effort as KnowledgeView's powerful "Mobile app technology" will
push the content from the same editorial system to both our iPhone and iPad apps. We are
very happy to cooperate on even more exciting innovative projects with KnowledgeView to
add value to our audience and stay on top of technology," Eng. Khalid Mohammed Al-Motawa,
Director of Technical Affairs, QNA, said.
The iPad App will further QNA's universal presence and leverage its position as a
pioneering news agency in the Arab world and beyond. The iPhone and soon-to-be-released
iPad App are powered by "Publish live mobile" server technology from KnowledgeView,
seamlessly integrated with QNA's editorial system, thus, enabling QNA to have effortless
delivery of news on the Apple iPhone and iPad.
"We are honored to have QNA among our valued partners in the region. Believing in the
technology we are developing after years of continuous research cannot be more rewarding.
QNA is a role model for progressive news provider that is restlessly determined to add
value to its clients from the private and public sectors and we are happy to partner with
QNA team to cater to their audience quickly and efficiently on the latest and most
sophisticated mobile devices." Ali Al-Assam, CEO, KnowledgeView.
KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and offices in the
Middle East. The company was founded in 1995 to develop cross-media publishing, news
management and editorial sharing systems. Users of KnowledgeView's Publish live solutions
included the Independent News and Media, Guardian Media Group, News Corporation and the
Washington Post. In the Middle East, KnowledgeView is a leading newspaper integrator, with
over 40 media companies, providing consultancy as well as technology, acting as a
marketing and technology bridge between Europe and the Arab World.
KnowledgeView's Publish live suite of products and services enables publishers to
extend their reach and increase revenues, through easy multi-publishing to paper, Web,
mobile iPhone and iPad as well as the Android platform.
KnowledgeView's RAPID Browser is a powerful news management and editorial sharing
system for automating acquisition, classification and enhancement of news and media
content and creating packages for cross-media publishing, designed to streamline
production and create additional revenues.
RAPID Browser has set the standard for the next generation of news management systems,
with its ability to gather content from a wide variety of sources such as news agencies,
correspondents' reports, RSS and Web harvested feeds, and the power it puts in the hands
of users to define their own ways of filtering and acting on items that match their
interests. By integrating RAPID Browser with Adobe publishing software and with
third-party publishing systems.
RAPID Archive, integrated with RAPID Browser, provides strategic rich-media archiving
for publishers who want to syndicate or share editorial content.
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Nirvanix and Acuo Deliver HIPAA Compliant Cloud Storage Service for Healthcare Providers
Enterprise Cloud Storage Leader Integrates with Medical Image Archiving Leader to Address Fastest Growing Vertical Market
SAN DIEGO, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nirvanix today announced that Acuo Technologies, the leader in high-performance software for intelligent medical image lifecycle management, has integrated the latest version of its award-winning Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) software with Nirvanix public, hybrid and private cloud storage services. The combination delivers a HIPAA-compliant, enterprise-grade cloud storage service that enables healthcare organizations to consolidate diverse department-specific PACS into a unified and secure cloud environment for on-demand storage, availability and bandwidth resources with usage-based pricing.
"Cloud storage is disrupting virtually every industry and healthcare is especially ripe for change," said Dave Vellante, President and Co-Founder of Wikibon.org, a leading IT think tank. "A 'pay on image ingest' model supports the vision of a 'Healthcare Cloud' by eliminating large CapEx-intensive acquisitions such as physical storage and replication licenses. Healthcare organizations require continuous data access to medical images at multiple geographic locations without complicated failover scenarios common in many conventional RAID storage deployments."
The combined Nirvanix-Acuo offering has already been selected by a leading healthcare organization with over half a petabyte of unstructured data currently being uploaded to the cloud.
Nirvanix cloud storage services are extremely well suited for the healthcare sector as they were designed from the onset to store and protect massive unstructured content files ranging from PACS to patient records and hundreds of years of HD video. The ability to index and tag images makes it easy for healthcare organizations to quickly retrieve data that is many years old, a criticality for HIPAA compliance. Built-in data consistency software ensures that once a change is made to a medical file stored in the cloud, it's reflected across the entire cloud instantaneously--not during a "consistency window" or a future point in time--which is critical when dealing with patient data prior to surgery and during emergency care.
"Access to medical images is critical for patient diagnosis and treatment. However, we find that many healthcare providers have siloed PACS systems, increasing license and storage costs and making medical images hard to access and share across the enterprise and the healthcare system in general," said Shannon M. Werb, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Acuo Technologies. "The integration of Acuo UCP3 software with Nirvanix cloud storage services gives customers a unified, shareable medical image archive and instant access to the economies of the cloud. By making images easier to access and manage and supporting a collaborative workflow across the globe, our companies can transform patient care."
The Universal Clinical Platform is a service-oriented Vendor Neutral Archive (VNA) solution that provides end-to-end lifecycle management of medical images. The latest version of UCP3 incorporates advanced features required for next generation VNA solutions with standard-based clinical registry and repository capabilities, unmatched infrastructure versatility, increased performance and scalability, and workflow.
"The integration of Acuo Technologies UCP3 software with Nirvanix cloud storage services provides us with a significant opportunity to address the rapid growth facing the healthcare market as it shifts to the cloud," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix. "We're adding a new value dimension for healthcare providers--savings from reduced redundancy in PACS software licenses and pay-by-the-drink storage resources--while they gain from ease-of-access, content management, and workflow capabilities. All of which translates into superior patient care and leads to successful outcomes."
The Nirvanix Cloud File System(TM) enables X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to be presented as one large global namespace, accessible from any location. The system is designed for millions of users and billions of files--more than enough to store 200 million images and scanned records from a single healthcare provider, while supporting data ingest rates of up to 10 terabytes per day, per customer.
Nirvanix cloud storage services protect and secure personally identifiable healthcare information (PIHI), ensuring that all files stored in the cloud are obscurificated as Nirvanix software de-identifies each physical file, removing the file name, owner and type.
Combined with military-grade, multi-level security at the user, data storage and physical data center levels, Nirvanix and Acuo are enabling secure access, content management, and collaborative workflows throughout the healthcare delivery system.
About Acuo Technologies
Acuo Technologies, with headquarters in Minneapolis, MN, was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative Universal Clinical Platform (UCP3) solution for medical image content, both DICOM and Non-DICOM. Today, Acuo supports implementations of UCP3 around the world, including locations in Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South America, United States and the United Kingdom. For more information on providing superior medical image lifecycle and content management while simplifying operations and reducing costs, visit http://www.acuotech.com.
Nirvanix is the leading provider of enterprise-class cloud storage services designed specifically for customers with expectations of extreme security, reliability and redundancy. Under its CloudComplete(TM) portfolio, Nirvanix is the only company that offers fully managed public, hybrid and private cloud storage services with usage-based pricing. The company's battle-hardened, proven second generation technology is utilized by leading IT OEMs and is fully integrated with third-party backup and archiving software products and appliances, enabling One Click to the Cloud(TM). Nirvanix has global customers accessing its Cloud Storage Network(TM), from SMBs to Fortune 500 companies.
Nirvanix, Cloud Storage Network, CloudComplete, and One Click to the Cloud are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nirvanix, Inc. Other marks are the property of the companies with which they are associated.
Sonic Foundry Announces Mediasite ML High Definition Recorder, Available March 2012
The newest addition to the Mediasite family of HD Recorders, the ML HD streams the industry's highest resolution live rich media from a portable device
MADISON, Wis., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the trusted market leader for lecture capture, enterprise and event webcasting, today announced the Mediasite ML HD Recorder, the newest addition to its high definition family of award-winning Recorders and streaming software. Designed specifically for live events, conferences, commencements and on-the-go webcasting, the latest release elevates users' video experience by capturing high definition, professional grade webcasts for live and on-demand playback.
With the ML HD Recorder, viewers experience the highest resolution rich media streaming for any live or on-demand webcast. With HD/SDI broadcast standard input, the ML HD can be used with both professional and consumer video equipment to offer greater flexibility. The Recorder captures and encodes H.264 video up to 720p and 30 frames per second, simultaneously synchronizing it with high resolution images up to 2048 x 1536. When paired with the Mediasite 6 webcasting and video content management platform, ML HD-recorded content is instantly streamed to any computer or mobile device including iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android and BlackBerry. Ubiquitous mobile playback radically accelerates the adoption of lecture capture and video content management for education institutions, corporations and government at any stage in their video streaming initiatives.
The portable and ruggedized ML HD Recorder joins the Mediasite RL HD Recorder already on the market, which provides HD capture and live streaming for integrated classrooms, training rooms and video command centers.
"As HD streaming on the web becomes more prevalent on mainstream broadcast and corporate sites, webinar viewers are starting to expect it, and it's a great option for event producers," said Jan Ozer, streaming video producer, consultant and author. "Sonic Foundry's latest releases respond to clear trends in the video market - Mediasite 6 for streaming to all mobile devices and now HD streaming with the new ML Recorder."
"Sonic Foundry's driving mission has always been customer-focused innovation backed by solid releases and support. In applying that to our newest generation of Mediasite Recorders, we've amplified quality of the user viewing experience while maximizing the reliability we're known for in a live streaming, no-fail environment," said Gary Weis, CEO of Sonic Foundry. "With the release of the new Mediasite ML HD Recorder, our customers will continue to experience the best possible streaming quality, not only from the end-user's perspective, but also for the technicians who work behind the scenes to ensure quality webcasts. Mediasite continues to set the standard for providing unparalleled quality in its enterprise webcasting platform."
Mediasite is a five-time consecutive winner of Streaming Media's Readers' Choice Awards for Best Webcasting Solution and Best Portable Live Streaming Appliance. Frost & Sullivan also named Mediasite the Global Market Share Leader for Lecture Capture Solutions for three consecutive years.
Mediasite ML HD Recorder will be available at the end of March.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, http://www.sonicfoundry.com) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting and lecture capture, providing video communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and Mediasite Events group, the company empowers people to transform the way they communicate online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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