- The all-new Ford Focus will appear on the red carpet alongside some of today's brightest stars during the Pre-Awards Show in addition to Ford being the official sponsor of the "Ford Focus Social Media Lounge"
DEARBORN, Mich., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Hip-Hop and R&B music enthusiasts patiently wait for the "BET AWARDS 11"to air, Ford has kicked off a sweepstakes that will award one lucky viewer the keys to a 2012 Ford Focus Titanium as part of The BET AWARDS Ford Focus Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, which kicked off late last week, ends at 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 26, and incorporates the use of Twitter as part of the final qualification process.
"Our integration into the 'BET AWARDS 11' is the latest example of our commitment to connecting with young urban adults as part of our efforts to heighten awareness for the all-new Ford Focus," said Shawn Lollie, Ford manager, Multicultural Marketing. "The opportunity to not only showcase, but to also give away, a Focus during one of the top five cable award show programs was a natural fit for us. With the 'BET AWARDS 11' partnership we are able to reach one of our core audiences for the Focus with an event that is relevant to them and in a manner that is truly unique to the Ford brand."
Unlike other Ford vehicle sweepstakes conducted with BET, The BET AWARDS Ford Focus Sweepstakes will incorporate for the first time the use of Twitter as part of the final qualification process for selecting the winner. Once the sweepstakes closes, BET will send out a message using Twitter to all qualified entrants confirming their eligibility along with the official hash tag to tweet about the "BET AWARDS 11". During the show, BET will highlight selected tweets from qualified entrants and then randomly select one potential grand-prize winner from among all eligible entrants during the live broadcast. The winner's name will be announced during the awards show.
"A large number of young adults are using social media tools like Twitter in order to engage with their peers on a daily basis," said Lollie. "We thought that incorporating Twitter as part of the vehicle sweepstakes would further resonate with our core audience as well as provide an additional level of exposure for the brand."
In addition to the vehicle sweepstakes, the Focus will be parked on the red carpet during the Pre-Awards Show red-carpet festivities. Ford also will sponsor the Ford Focus Social Media Lounge, the exclusive backstage area, which will feature some of the top entertainment bloggers who will have access to the celebrity talent during the entire weekend leading up to the awards show. Ford will be prominently integrated into this behind-the-scenes experience as part of its partnership with BET.
For over a decade the BET AWARDS has reigned as the biggest family event rivaling all top awards shows. Having escalated each year in industry influence with A-list celebrity nominations, star-studded appearances and one-of-a-kind performances, the BET AWARDS has undoubtedly established itself as the gold standard in creating memorable moments year after year. Hosted by Kevin Hart, the highly-anticipated event premieres live, Sunday, June 26 at 8 p.m.* from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA and features performances by Alicia Keys, Jill Scott and Chris Brown.
For more information on registering to win the Focus or to learn more about the all-new Focus, log on to http://www.fordurban.com.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com.
About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
Salient Federal Solutions Releases Cyber Security Training on World IPv6 Day
Program Aids Defense and Intelligence Agencies in Understanding Looming Cyber Vulnerabilities
FAIRFAX, Va., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Salient Federal Solutions (Salient), a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions, today participated in World IPv6 Day to draw attention to the need to transition government networks to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). During the event, Salient released free web-training videos to highlight the real security issues and risks associated with the transition.
"At Salient this is not a one-day event. We have been helping Defense and Intelligence agencies prepare for a secure and smooth transition to IPv6 for several years," said Salient's cyber security leader Lisa Donnan. "This series of web videos, coinciding with World IPv6 Day, will help spur agencies into action and give them a roadmap forward to a secure future."
The training videos Real World IPv6 Attacks and Securing Networks Against IPv6 Attacks explore existing and future threats, and why it is important for government agencies to: implement IPv6 on the enterprise as soon as possible; create a master IPv6 cyber security plan; implement deep packet inspection tools on networks; and train systems and network engineers on IPv6.
About Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions (now including SGIS & Command Information Inc.) is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise and technical solutions. The company works to accelerate mission impact by delivering highly adaptable technology services, engineering solutions, and domain expertise that enable customers to rapidly meet the pressing requirements of today, while anticipating tomorrow's evolving challenges. Salient Federal Solutions is headquartered in Fairfax, VA, with offices in Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Orlando, San Diego and Tampa. For more information visit http://www.salientfed.com.
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America and AT&T to Explore Connected Car Concepts
Industry-leading technology providers to explore connected lifestyle projects in Peachtree City, GA test community
DETROIT, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America have formed a working agreement to explore and test connectivity solutions for consumers and commuters.
The new project provides a framework for the two companies to create customized products for global automotive manufacturers in North America. Initial concept testing for interfaces between in-car infotainment systems and emerging mobile devices will begin in late 2011, in the Peachtree City testing community. AT&T will provide network services and Panasonic Automotive Systems Company will supply the hardware and integration services. Financial terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.
"As today's drivers spend increasing amounts of time on the road, they continue to seek vehicles that complement their 'always-on', hyper-mobile lifestyles," said Steve Deguchi, President of Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America. "Automakers that successfully make vehicles that deliver smart, personalized services to drivers on demand have a tremendous opportunity to stand out from the competition. The most appealing vehicles will be those that serve as yet another node in a driver's existing network of devices."
By creating in Peachtree City, a connected model city, fully open to automotive manufacturers, technology providers and others in the ecosystem, the project will provide the framework to help drive innovation for the connected, in-vehicle lifestyle. Both companies will continue to pursue independent initiatives, but plan to work together on select programs in which their combined strengths and expertise will provide increased value and return to automakers and provide an enhanced connected driving experience for consumers and commuters.
"There are incredible wireless opportunities in the automotive space and we've only scratched the surface," said Glenn Lurie, President of emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T. "We continue to explore ways to develop a safer connected ecosystem for emerging devices."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
About Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, and with Detroit area operations located in Southfield, MI, Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America is a division company of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation. (NYSE: PC) of Osaka, Japan, one of the world's leading developers and producers of innovative digital and other electronic products for consumer, business and industrial use. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America also acts as the North American operating company of Panasonic's Automotive Systems Company, which coordinates global automotive industry systems and components operations. For more information on Panasonic, http://www.panasonic.com/automotive.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
Inovonics Helps Hotels Respond to Alleged Assaults With New and Innovative Wireless Safety Measures
Wireless panic devices provide hotel staff with ability to alert hotel security in emergency situations
DENVER, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: Mark Jarman, president
Inovonics is a leader in high-performance wireless sensor
networks for commercial and life safety applications.
In the wake of two high-profile alleged sexual assaults at
New York City hotels, management officials are turning to
innovative wireless technologies to provide hotel staff with
portable emergency communications devices. Hotel chains are
now beginning to require staff to carry "panic buttons" which
will allow employees to quickly and easily alert and summon
security officials for help should an incident occur. The
panic button includes sensors that are modeled after medical
alert buttons for the elderly, allowing housekeeping and
other hotel staff to quickly alert security should the need
Workplace safety is increasingly becoming a top priority for
both employees and employers. According to research from the
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) every two
minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted.
(http://www.rainn.org/statistics) In response, employers
are developing workplace violence protection programs, which
include the use of silent and personal alarms, the
establishment of an emergency communication system, and the
implementation of rules to protect employees from risk of
assault. Wireless pendants increasingly are popular due to
the mobility, low cost, reliability and inconspicuous
features that allow employees to alert security officials of
HOW: an incident with the simple click of a button.
With millions of wireless devices installed worldwide,
Inovonics wireless pendants are field-proven and offer the
reliability and flexibility employers need to help guard
their company's most valuable assets, their employees.
Employees are seldom stationary and often require personal
alarm pendants as they roam throughout a facility, such as a
hotel or resort area, or even into a parking lot. Inovonics
wireless security solutions have a proven history of
safeguarding employees using personal alarm pendants that are
easy to use and designed to go wherever the employee may be.
In addition to roaming panic alarms, pendants can be worn on
a necklace, belt clip, wristband, or mounted in a fixed
Mr. Jarman is available to discuss the latest advancement and
trends regarding wireless pendants for employee safety
ClearOne Introduces Enhanced Collaborate(TM) with Multimedia Streaming Capability
Collaborate enriches the audio and visual experience of unified communications and popular web conferencing services in the group room or executive office
SALT LAKE CITY, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (NASDAQ: CLRO), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, announced it will demonstrate Collaborate(TM), an all-in-one voice, video, and data collaboration solution, next week in Orlando at InfoComm 2011, America's largest trade show for business A/V and presentation technologies. Designed for organizations using unified communications software or popular web conferencing services, Collaborate delivers true plug-and-play simplicity and allows small groups in an executive office or conference room to converse and interact with each other while simultaneously viewing data from applications, web sites, or other local or network sources.
Collaborate, originally announced in March, will be available for the first time with VIEW(TM) Media Receiver, an optional software application utilizing StreamNet(TM) technology. VIEW(TM) Media Receiver allows Collaborate users to consume rich, high definition multimedia content from anywhere on the enterprise network in the form of live media broadcasts, corporate presentations, on-demand videos, real-time dashboards, digital signage, etc. This versatile software decoder can be used in conjunction with any VIEW(TM) encoder to provide complete control of and unlimited access to content from varied sources such as Blu-ray players, satellite receivers, cable boxes, DVRs, cameras, personal computers or media servers.
"Collaborate, now enhanced with StreamNet technology, demonstrates the power of our integrated offering," said Zee Hakimoglu, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of ClearOne. "We believe this is only the beginning of what we see as the unleashing of the Power of AV over IP to bring about transformative solutions resulting in higher productivity and value for the enterprise."
Collaborate, scheduled for shipment later this month, is available in four mounting options: wall mount, foot stand, media stand or a media cart. Pricing starts at $10,249 MSRP, and will vary dependent on selected configuration and options.
VIEW Media Receiver will be available in September 2011 with a single-seat license priced at $999.
ClearOne is a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, multi-media streaming and connectivity systems for audio, video, and web applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of our advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life through better communication, education, and entertainment.
We develop, manufacture, market, and service a comprehensive line of high-quality audio conferencing products under personal, tabletop, premium and professional categories. We occupy the number one position in the global professional audio conferencing market with nearly 50% of the global market share. Our conferencing solutions save organizations time and money by creating a natural environment for collaboration.
NetStreams®, a ClearOne brand of residential products, delivers the ultimate IP A/V experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products, designed for commercial and residential use, offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream and incorporating industry standards, NetStreams' newly patented StreamNet® solutions are a smart investment, enabling the Power of AV over IP(TM) - today.
NetStreams' StreamNet technology provides elegant solutions for streaming media & control applications such as digital signage, distribution of HD video and audio, LAN Cloud Matrix Switching(TM), and audio paging over data networks.
Voxiva Launches Text2Quit(SM) to Help Smokers Quit With the Help of Their Mobile Phone
From the same company that launched Text4baby(SM), the nation's largest mobile health initiative
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently named one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world by Fast Company, Voxiva, Inc. announced today the availability of Text2Quit(SM), a highly interactive and innovative approach to smoking cessation. Developed with The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, Text2Quit uses SMS/text, email and web support to help smokers quit at a higher rate than other methods alone.
Text2Quit delivers customized educational content based on the user's own quit date. It enables users to complete surveys to receive advice, play games to fight off cravings, select the best possible prescription or over-the-counter therapies as cessation aids, and collects data to help the user monitor their achievement towards their own goals. "Text2Quit offers smoking cessation support in the same way we have provided maternal and infant health information so successfully through Text4baby," said Justin Sims, Voxiva's CEO. "We are using our highly scalable mobile health platform to put this service into the hands of hundreds of thousands of smokers that otherwise would not have access to smoking cessation support."
According to Dr. Lorien Abroms, lead designer and author of the Text2Quit program and an assistant professor at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, "Studies have shown that text-based smoking cessation programs have resulted in an approximate doubling of abstinence rates. Our initial tests have shown promising results, and we are now starting a larger study to examine further benefits of this program."
Text2Quit will be available through employers, health plans, and public health departments, and can be incorporated into existing wellness initiatives. Because Text2Quit works through any mobile phone via text message, it is immediately accessible to almost all of the U.S. population as compared to web-only or device specific approaches. One of the participants that quit smoking using Text2Quit said, "I liked the program because it has and continues to help me [quit smoking].I was originally motivated, but didn't really think I would actually quit."
Each year in America, according to the CDC and American Cancer Society:
-- 46 million people in the U.S. smoke (that's 20.6% of the adult
-- 17 million smokers try to quit but only 1.3 million succeed
-- 443,000 people die as a result of smoking - that is 1 in 5 of all deaths
in the U.S.
-- Tobacco use costs the United States $97 billion in lost productivity and
$96 billion in healthcare costs
A recent Pew Research report shows that some 85% of adults own a cell phone and 72% use their phone to send or receive text messages. Additionally, Text2Quit is especially useful for reaching underserved communities because of the high prevalence of mobile phones vs. the internet. According to a 2010 PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report, 79% of Medicaid beneficiaries send text messages on a regular basis.
"In addition to a huge impact on quality of life, there is a compelling return on investment in smoking cessation programs for employers, health plans, and government," said Sims. "By doubling abstinence rates, a business can expect to see a 3 to 4 fold return from Text2Quit in the first year alone."
Looking ahead, Dr. Abroms and Voxiva are working to develop additional smoking cessation resources for high-risk populations. One such program, Quit4Baby(SM), targets pregnant women who smoke and will build off of Text4baby, a service of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Abroms said, "Approximately 13% of pregnant women in the U.S. smoke. If we can reduce the prevalence of smoking in pregnant women, even by one percent, the benefits to women, babies, and society are enormous and immediate."
Voxiva will hold a press briefing at 3 PM EDT, Wednesday, 6/8/2011
About The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education that we have since expanded substantially. Today, more than 1,200 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 38 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health.
The development of Text2Quit was partially supported by Award Number K07CA124579 from the National Cancer Institute to Dr. Lorien Abroms. The Works contained herein are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
About Voxiva, Inc.
Founded in 2001, Voxiva is a global pioneer in delivering interactive mobile health services. We leverage the world's 5 billion mobile phones to communicate and interact with people to help them live healthier lives. All of our patient engagement services incorporate social marketing approaches and evidenced-based best practices to deliver highly effective and engaging solutions. Voxiva's programs support a broad range of health topics such as maternal & child health, smoking cessation, and diabetes self-management.
In 2011, Fast Company recognized Voxiva as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world, and #3 on the list of most innovative companies in the Mobile industry and the Health Care industry. Voxiva has extensive global experience having delivered services in 16 countries.
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Eliminate WiFi Dead Spots: NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender Boosts Reach of Home Networks and Is Ready in Minutes
Enjoy increased wireless coverage for video streaming, online multi-player gaming and more with the NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP) helping to connect devices including tablets, smartphones and Internet TVs
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announces the easy and affordable solution for eliminating wireless dead spots at home: the new NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP), now available from major retailers worldwide.
A rapidly expanding constellation of Internet-enabled mobile and entertainment devices including tablets, smartphones, Blu-ray players, game consoles, laptops and televisions are connecting to WiFi networks from around the house and even outside on decks and patios. A big driver for this trend is the increasing availability of movies, TV shows and other video through online streaming. Consumers want to watch streaming video on their laptops, tablets and Internet-capable televisions, creating greater demand for strong WiFi connections.
This makes WiFi dead spots more unwelcome than ever, but the answer up to now - running an Ethernet cable through walls and ceilings to add a second wireless access point - has been inconvenient and complicated.
The NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender increases the coverage of home networks by automatically repeating the wireless signal from a WiFi router or gateway.
The extender is a single, compact, self-contained white cube that plugs into any AC outlet. No new wiring is required, and setup takes only a few minutes. When paired with routers that have a "Push 'N' Connect" (WiFi Protected Setup) button, the only configuration required is simply pressing the "Push 'N' Connect" button on the router and then on the extender.
Dynamic LED indicators on the extender help find the best location for WN3000RP in the home, usually about halfway between the router and the wireless dead spot.
The extender supports 802.11b/g/n and works with all common WiFi security standards including WEP, WPA and WPA2.
"Today consumers are connecting more and more wireless mobile devices and Internet-capable TVs to their networks, from more places in the home. These devices are often used for high-bandwidth activities, such as video streaming and multi-player games, that require rock-solid WiFi connections," said Damir Skripic, Product Line Manager for Connected Entertainment at NETGEAR. "The NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender makes it possible to enjoy a robust wireless connection in remote corners of the house or outdoors, in places that now have low or no WiFi signal."
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender (WN3000RP) is now available worldwide from major retailers - in stores and online -with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $89.99 in the United States.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product's compatibility with any future standards.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease of use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 35 through 51, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 3, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2011. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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Websense Positioned as a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway
Websense also positioned as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention
SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --In 2010, 52 percent of data-stealing attacks were conducted over the web (i) and 2011 doesn't look any safer. To stop targeted attacks and advanced persistent threats (APTs), organizations need new security strategies. Their content security needs to examine--in real time--the substance of each website and email. Traditional endpoint and network security products are no longer sufficient. That's why Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN) developed the TRITON(TM) solution, including the Websense® Web Security Gateway. And today, Websense announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Websense as a leader in its recently released "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway." (ii)
"I work better and sleep better knowing that Websense Web Security Gateway is protecting my organization from known and unknown targeted attacks and APTs," said Ali Ashraf, senior systems administrator for Seedco, a Websense TRITON customer. "I am not surprised that Websense is in the Leaders Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway. My team is responsible for making sure that confidential data isn't stolen, while still empowering employees to safely use the web--including the social web--to its fullest potential. Websense TRITON is key to our success."
Vendors in the Magic Quadrant are evaluated based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner, Inc. evaluated the Websense Web Security Gateway. Featuring embedded enterprise-class data loss prevention for web communications and real-time scanning of web content, its gateway is powered by the Websense Advanced Classification Engine (ACE). ACE beats the competition because it combines multiple advanced analytics and composite risk scoring to detect advanced malicious attacks that evade antivirus solutions.
Websense is also positioned as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention." (iii) Websense data loss prevention (DLP) solutions are tightly integrated into Websense's Web Security Gateway and Email Security Gateway, parts of the Websense TRITON solution.
TRITON offers complementary web, email, and DLP security as standalone packages with snap-in migration or all together from day one. The TRITON solution is available in enterprise-grade appliances, as cloud-based services (SaaS), or as powerful and efficient hybrids of on-premise and SaaS elements working together.
"Every day I talk to customers who can't rely on outdated legacy solutions to protect them from cybercriminals intent on stealing their valuable data," said John McCormack, president, Websense." Make no mistake - targeted attacks aren't just limited to large organizations. Cybercriminals are after any organization that has data they could profit from. We've seen criminals use multiple known and unknown vulnerabilities, target specific data types, carry out attacks over an extended period of time, and use multiple vectors to penetrate networks and steal data. Websense unified content protection is the new must-have solution to defend against modern threats and protect your data."
(ii) Source: Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Secure Web Gateway" by Lawrence Orans and Peter Firstbrook, May 25, 2011.
(iii)Source: Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Content-Aware Data Loss Prevention" by Paul E. Proctor and Eric Ouellet, June 10, 2010.
(iv) Source: Gartner, "Market Share: Security Software, Worldwide, 2010" by Ruggero Contu & Matthew Cheung, March 30, 2011
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Websense, Inc.
Websense, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBSN), a global leader in unified web security, email security, and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, delivers the best content security for modern threats at the lowest total cost of ownership to tens of thousands of enterprise, mid-market and small organizations around the world. Distributed through a global network of channel partners and delivered as software, appliance and Security-as-a-Service (SaaS), Websense content security solutions help organizations leverage web 2.0 and cloud communication, collaboration, and social media while protecting from advanced persistent threats, preventing the loss of confidential information and enforcing Internet use and security policies. Websense is headquartered in San Diego, California with offices around the world. For more information, visit http://www.websense.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause Websense's results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including financial estimates, the statements of Gene Hodges, statements about our sales execution and competitive position, billings, revenue and growth trends, and statements containing the words "planned," "expects," "believes," "strategy," "opportunity," "anticipates" and similar words. The potential risks and uncertainties which contribute to the uncertain nature of these statements include, among others, risks associated with launching new product offerings, customer acceptance of the company's services, products and fee structures in a changing market; the success of Websense's brand development efforts; the volatile and competitive nature of the Internet and security industries; changes in domestic and international market conditions, risks relating to currency exchange rates and impacts of macro-economic conditions on our customers, the risks of ongoing compliance with the covenants in the company's credit facility, risks related to changes in accounting interpretations and the other risks and uncertainties described in Websense's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at http://www.websense.com/investors. Websense assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it was made.
Fujitsu ScanSnap Receives 2011 CPA Practice Advisor Innovation Award
ScanSnap S1100 is Recognized by CPA Practice Advisor for Benefitting Accounting and Tax Professionals with Advanced Technology
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fujitsu, the market leader in document imaging scanners, today announced that it has been recognized by CPA Practice Advisor and awarded the 2011 CPA Practice Advisor Innovation Award for serving tax and accounting professionals with its ScanSnap S1100 scanner.
"Fujitsu takes pride in designing intuitive and easy-to-use scanners that provide accounting professionals and consumers with the right tools to better manage and organize their documents and workflow," said Marni Carmichael, director of business development, ScanSnap sales, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "We are honored to be recognized by CPA Practice Advisor for ScanSnap's positive impact on the accounting community. The ultra-mobile, USB powered ScanSnap S1100 has been a great addition to our ScanSnap family, giving accountants a quick and simple way to digitize a few documents on the road or at a clients' site."
Now in its eighth year, The CPA Practice Advisor's annual Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Awards has become a pinnacle of recognition for technology vendors serving the tax and accounting profession. The awards honor advances that benefit accounting and tax professionals, with winners selected by The CPA Practice Advisor's Award Committee, which is comprised of its editorial staff, thought leaders among the profession, and the publication's Editorial Advisory Board. Board members include accounting and tax professionals from various sized firms across the country that are engaged in a variety of practice areas.
"The winners of this year's Innovation Awards all offer exceptional feature sets for professional practices, from providing apps for simplified mobile access to data, to core paperless hardware and SaaS solutions, as well as programs for maximizing firm processes and communications," said M. Darren Root, CPA Practice Advisor Executive Editor and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). "With its state-of-the art products, Fujitsu has made significant strides in assisting the accounting profession with their document imaging needs, paving each individual or company's path to more a streamlined document management workflow."
At just over 12 ounces and small enough to fit in a briefcase or purse, the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1100 is ultra-portable, giving accounting professionals the ability to digitize documents anywhere, and at any time. The scanner, designed for use with a PC or Mac, utilizes its innovative paper path system and fast front-side color scanning functionality to quickly scan anything from contracts and long receipts to business cards and plastic IDs. For complete flexibility and productivity at home or on the go, the ScanSnap S1100 is powered by a single USB cable, converts scanned data into searchable PDF files and even allows you to quickly transform your paperwork into editable Word and Excel files. Additionally, the ScanSnap S1100 enables you to scan documents directly to Evernote® and Google Docs(TM) cloud services, making paperwork easy to store, share and access from just about anywhere.
These awards were announced and presented on June 6, 2011 in Los Angeles California at the LAX Hilton Hotel during the 2011 California Accounting & Business Show.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of ICT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. is an established leader in the Document Imaging industry, delivering innovative scanning solutions and services that enable our customers to solve critical business productivity issues and streamline operations. We provide cutting-edge document capture solutions for business and personal environments, backed by a comprehensive portfolio of service and support programs. For more information about Fujitsu Document Imaging solutions and services, visit http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa or call us at 800-626-4686.
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AT&T Brings Mobile Broadband Network to Staunton and Waynesboro
Local Wireless Network Upgrade Extends Access to Advanced Products, Services and Applications
STAUNTON, Va. and WAYNESBORO, Va., June 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --AT&T* today announced the availability of its mobile broadband network in Staunton and Waynesboro extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and feature-rich audio and video content to customers in the area. The upgrade also strengthens wireless coverage on the campus of Mary Baldwin College, as well as in areas of Fishersville, Stuarts Draft, Verona and Fort Defiance. AT&T customers may also experience enhanced service along the Interstate 64 corridor from Staunton to Charlottesville and the Interstate 81 corridor from Staunton to Harrisonburg.
"Bringing mobile broadband to new areas of Virginia for consumers and businesses is our ultimate objective," said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. "Our ongoing investment in the Commonwealth will help our customers have access to the mobile broadband services they want and need today and into the future." From 2008 to 2010, AT&T's capital investment in its Virginia wireline and wireless networks was nearly $700 million.
AT&T is an industry leader in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.
"Demand for wireless bandwidth is growing rapidly, and we want to meet that demand for our customers," said Erika K. Thompson-Kemp, vice president and general manager for AT&T in Virginia and West Virginia. "We're excited to bring the mobile broadband network to the Staunton and Waynesboro areas."
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in Virginia or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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TechFaith to Launch Six Android Smart Phones Under TecFace Brand
BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China TechFaith Wireless Technology Limited (NASDAQ: CNTF) ("TechFaith") today announced it will launch six Android-based smartphones in the third quarter 2011 under its TecFace brand. The new models will be unveiled on a live webcast on June 23 at http://www.cnmo.com at 14:30 PM Beijing time.
TechFaith (NASDAQ: CNTF) has three primary businesses. Under the TechFaith umbrella, the Company is a leading global ODP (Original Developed Product) mobile handset provider. Under its TecFace brand, the Company is a leading developer of specialized mobile phones for differentiated market segments, including the rapidly growing Smartphone market targeting Enterprise users and Operators through its TecFace brand; Outdoor and Sports enthusiasts through its Jungle brand; and the Teen market through licensed brands. Under the Company's 17Vee brand, the Company has built a leading, intellectual property based motion gaming business ranging from Bluetooth enabled motion gaming controllers and software to a planned proprietary set-top motion game box. For more information, please visit http://www.techfaithwireless.com, http://www.17vee.com and http://www.798game.com.
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DH Solutions Launches Embedded M2M Solution Based on the Axeda® Platform
BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From Axeda Connexion 2011, DH Solutions, a leading M2M (machine-to-machine) integrator and distributor, today announced it will launch an embedded M2M solution, developed on the Axeda® Platform. DHARMA, a data communications device, enables companies to monitor the health of that device as well as any connected tablets, laptops, and handhelds.
By using the broad technical resources of the Axeda Developer Connection site, DH Solutions rapidly developed the DHARMA solution, using the Axeda Wireless Protocol (AWP) - a powerful messaging protocol used by M2M assets for communicating with the Axeda Platform. The solution includes real-time monitoring and automated rules-based alerts on the data communication device as well as the field-based user interface.
"Axeda provided us with the ability to conceptualize, develop, and deploy an M2M solution quickly and cost-effectively," said Brian Rosema, vice president of marketing, DH Solutions. "The core capabilities of the Axeda Platform not only allowed us to develop DHARMA, but also tailor a wide variety of solutions based on specific deployment needs."
DHARMA enables companies to monitor, control, and gain insight into field assets and how those assets are utilized. A robust set of rules-based alerts provides IT network administrators quick and easy insight into both the modem and the connected asset, including overall device health, asset location, hardware/firmware details, and service-level detail.
"The development of DHARMA is exactly what we envisioned when we launched the Axeda Developer Connection community a year ago," said Mary Wells, CMO, Axeda. "That is to provide enterprises, system integrators, and developers with easy access to our cloud platform and let them quickly build game-changing M2M applications for the markets that they serve."
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DH Solutions is a Gold Sponsor Axeda Connexion11 taking place this week at the Renaissance Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. Visit http://www.axeda.com/connexion for more information. Follow #Connexion11 on Twitter for real-time event updates.
Axeda is the leading cloud platform provider for connected products and M2M applications. More than 150 leading companies, including Agilent, Diebold, and EMC, rely on Axeda to connect any product on any network, and manage their connected products through the cloud with complete security and scalability -- enabling them to innovate with extensive M2M application development capabilities.
By relying on the Axeda Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at http://www.axeda.com.
Focused on sustainable M2M Wireless Data Solutions for both mobile and fixed applications, DH Solutions has deployed these solutions on grids, highways, pipelines, offices, rails and manufacturing facilities across North America since 1999. DH Solutions has a global offering for connectivity, hardware and application deployments. Our commitment to provide superior products and services to our partners and customers makes DH Solutions a unique market integrator.
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Aegis Media's iProspect Acquires Community Moderation Expert ICUC to Support Growing Social Media Capabilities
BOSTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis Media's iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency, today announced it has acquired Winnipeg, Manitoba-based ICUC Moderation Services (ICUC). ICUC is a leader in providing global online content and community moderation services to some of the world's largest brands. With this acquisition, iProspect can offer its clients expanded capabilities for developing and executing sophisticated social media marketing solutions that drive measurable business results.
New York-based mergers and acquisition firm AdMedia Partners acted as financial advisor in the transaction. Specific terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
"We have a crystal clear view on the way convergence is driving increasingly complex but more effective consumer/brand interactions. Clients are not only looking for guidance in navigating the media environment, they want brilliance in execution to deliver superior brand performance for their marketing investment," said Nigel Morris, CEO of Aegis Media North America. "The acquisition of ICUC, a clear leader in social media intelligence and moderation services, and its integration with iProspect provides brands with a truly innovative service that can turn social sentiment into consumer action. This acquisition further extends iProspect's leadership across the digital performance spectrum."
iProspect will use ICUC's community management platform and social media expertise to continue enhancing its range of social media offerings. Earlier this month, iProspect unveiled its new, expanded brand positioning, which focuses on delivering "Digital Performance on a Global Scale." With more than 800 employees in 29 countries, and 39 offices worldwide, and a rapidly expanding set of capabilities further supported by this acquisition, iProspect is well positioned to deliver on its market promise.
"There is an ideal and immediate fit between ICUC's real-time social media services and our clients' growing needs across the social media landscape," said Robert Murray, iProspect Global CEO. "As consumers continue to lead the evolution of brand interaction, iProspect will be perfectly poised to offer our clients robust social media expertise, based on technology leadership as well as in-depth consumer understanding. ICUC's capabilities are a natural extension of our services, providing yet another way for us to drive measurable business results by creating customized digital marketing programs."
ICUC provides strategic direction to some of the world's most socially engaged brands including Chevron, Intel, Molson, Scotiabank and Starbucks. The company's multi-lingual content and community specialists offer clients guidance and moderation of social media conversations, user-generated content, chat and live events across the globe. ICUC's more than 175 employees will operate as a division of the iProspect brand, and its clients will experience no interruption in service. The company will remain based in Winnipeg.
"Our team is genuinely excited to join forces with iProspect, a company known for creating and delivering world-class results and customer service for its clients," commented Keith Bilous, President and CEO of ICUC. "The social media world is evolving and changing daily, and as one organization, we will be able to deliver significant competitive advantage to iProspect's clients by offering the most current, vital and strategic social media solutions."
About Aegis Media North America:
Aegis Media, part of the Aegis Group plc, has unified some of the world's leading marketing and media services brands to help create measurable competitive advantage for clients in the converging media and communications world. Globally, our group is built around five network brands including Carat and Vizeum (both delivering full service Communications Planning and Media Buying), Isobar (Creative and Communications), iProspect (Performance and Search Marketing) and Posterscope (Out-of-home Planning and Buying).
In North America the group is enhanced by regional best-in-class specialists including Team Epic (Sports Lifestyle and Experiential Marketing) and Copernicus (Marketing Consulting).
iProspect is a leading global digital performance marketing agency. The company helps many of the world's most successful brands maximize their online marketing ROI through research, pay-per-click management, search engine optimization, performance display, comparison shopping management, local search, mobile, social media management, and other related services. The agency, which is part of Aegis Media, has received numerous industry awards including: The 2010 ClickZ Connected Marketing Award for Best Use of Search Engine Marketing; The 2009 Search Engine Strategies Award for Best Social Media Marketing Campaign; The 2009 Search Engine Strategies Award for Best Use of Local Search. With offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, and around the globe, iProspect can be contacted at 1-800-522-1152, or by visiting http://www.iprospect.com.
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-- ECCO stores across the world to be provided with new in-store
audio and visual solutions by Mood Media Corporation
LONDON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Shoe retailer ECCO is adding enhanced,
state-of-the-art visuals to its current in-store solutions, provided by
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), to entice its customers
with a multi-sensory shopping experience.
Mood Media, a leading in-store media specialist, is set to provide
individually tailored audio and visual solutions to over 300 of its
stores worldwide using its unique TeamCo software.
Mood Media already provides ECCO stores with a customised in-store music
channel which plays a classy mix of chilled lounge tracks, to relax
customers and entice them to stay for longer.
After seeing the visual solutions Mood Media currently provides to its
other clients, including Virgin Megastore and Yves Roches, ECCO has
asked Mood Media to add new in-store visuals to its stores. This will
form a fully integrated in-store media system called 'ECCO Media.'
Mood Media's cutting edge TeamCo software platform will ensure that all
of the in-store audio and visuals can be scheduled, managed and
broadcast from one place, allowing ECCO to have full control over the
ECCO will be provided with LCD screens broadcasting eye-catching content
tailored to the brand's customer demographic. As well as showcasing the
store's latest product ranges, Mood Media's creative team will
establish creative new content ideas to promote its products that
reflect the ECCO brand. This replaces ECCO's former in-store TV
channel, which did not update in line with brand promotions.
Lorne Abony, CEO and Chairman of Mood Media Corporation, said: 'Working
with an established brand like ECCO across our worldwide network is an
incredibly exciting opportunity for us.
'Developing our client relationships and adding additional media
services to our customer's in-store network is of the utmost importance
to our client centric approach.'
Peter Hansen Guldbrandt, Global Concept Manager at ECCO, said: 'We were
extremely impressed with the audio services previously provided by Mood
Media and it was therefore a natural decision to ask them to install
our new visual systems.
'We hope that being able to combine two types of in-store media will be
a fantastic way of enhancing the ECCO brand even further.'
About Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation (TSX:MM/ LSE AIM:MM), named Canada's fastest
growing company by PROFIT Magazine is a leading in-store media
specialist that uses a mix of music, visual and scent media to help its
clients communicate with consumers with a view to driving incremental
sales at the point-of-purchase.
Operating its two principal divisions, In-Store Media and Retail
Point-of-Purchase, Mood Media Corporation works with over 470,000
commercial locations in over 40 countries throughout North America,
Europe, Asia and Australia.
Through its subsidiaries Mood Media, Muzak, Touch and Mood
Entertainment, Mood Media Corporation's products and services reach 150
million people every day in a broad client base including more than 850
U.S. and international brands in diverse market sectors that include:
retail, from fashion to financial services; hospitality, from hotels to
health spas; and food retail, including restaurants, bars, quick-serve
and fast casual dining.
For 48 years, it has been ECCO's aim to produce high-quality, casual
comfort shoes with optimum fit.
We are a medium-sized family business, proud of our heritage and with a
strong platform because our products are relevant in today's world. Our
customers look for quality, reliability and stylish comfort and they
get all this from ECCO.
With more than 17,000 employees from over 50 countries, ECCO is a
genuine multinational business and reflects a mix of nationalities,
cultures, languages and backgrounds. ECCO believes that in order to
deliver perfect quality we must control every part of our business. For
this reason, it is ECCO designers who develop our collection, ECCO
tanneries which produce the leather for our shoes and ECCO shoe
factories that make the shoes which are sold in ECCO stores around the
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Global Concept Manager
Tel: +45 7491 1331
Dum Dum Pops® Flick-A-Pop iPhone App Introduces Version 2.0
BRYAN, Ohio, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ready! Set! Flick! Spangler Candy Company announces the release of Dum Dum Pops® Flick-A-Pop Version 2.0, the upgrade of the iPhone application to "consume" as many flavors of Dum Dum Pops as you can in the allotted time period by flicking the iPhone's touch-sensitive screen. To date, there have been over 1.2 million downloads of the original Flick-A-Pop.
Version 2.0's added the number one most requested features: high scores and achievements. Flick-A-Pop now supports Game Center with four levels of achievements: Level 1 Flavor Expert - Taste All The Flavors, Level 2 Flicker Fanatic - Score 25 Points in a Single Game, Level 3 Chomper Champ - Get 5 Chomps in a Single Game and Level 4 is the Dum Dum Drum Salute - Eat Over 1,000 pops.
Version 2.0 launched late May 2011 and fans are already sharing their positive feedback. One fan commented, "I love this game. I play it till my battery dies. I am obsessed!..." Jim Knight, VP Marketing, added, "The app is so simple anyone can play, from kids to college student to adults, and with multiple iPhones and iPods, you can even have lollipop flicking competitions."
Flick-A-Pop is available for free via Apple's iTunes App Store. You can reach the application by going to the iTunes store, then clicking on the App Store, then choosing Power Search and type in "Flick-A-Pop." This will take you directly to the free download.
Here is the direct link to the app in the iTunes store:
In business since 1906, Spangler Candy's line of quality confections includes Dum Dum Pops®, Saf-T-Pops®, Circus Peanuts and Marshmallow Treats, Spangler® Candy Canes, and Valentine, Easter, Halloween & Christmas candies.
DigiFash Mobile App - Women's Clothing Enters Mobile Commerce
See Yourself in Clothes Without Trying Them On, Now there is an App for that!
LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Having a little time on her hands at the carwash, Julie is busy checking herself out in the latest fashion collections of tops for this summer. Not only is she checking out the variety of styles and colors, she is also moving from one store to another. No, she's still at the carwash waiting for her car to be washed. And, yes, she's actually seeing how she looks in those trendy tops right from her iPhone! She's using Sillero Technologies' "soon to be released" Mobile App called: "DigiFash"...
Apparently Sillero Technologies has been busy creating innovative apps like this one lately. Two weeks ago they announced their upcoming Location Based Social Networking App called "LocoPing" and now "DigiFash". "We know people like apps...people like games...people like to use their down time at the carwash, in the car, waiting to be served, etc. to play games, shop for things and social network with friends on their mobile devices," said Ray Panah of Sillero Technologies. "We also know that checking yourself out in a new "Top" or "Casual Dress" is something girls would love to do on their mobile phones and tablets. Seeing how you look in that blue outfit rather than seeing it on some model or a headless mannequin can be the difference of Yay or Nay when buying something online. So we created this App with a twist of game-like experience so girls can actually use their down time to look for clothes, see how they look in them, and buy... right from their phone or tablet." This summer is going to be hot for DigiFash App. They are in the process of signing up several trendy vendors and adding them to their Mobile collection.
Fashion is expected to be one of the fastest growing sectors of online commerce and Sillero is banking on this. M and T Commerce (Mobile and Tablet Commerce), excluding Travel, doubled last year to more than $3.4 billion. (Source ABI Research) Those numbers showed a $2 billion increase from 2009. We are entering a highly innovative period for retail App-Based shopping. M and T Commerce has been fueled by massive migration of consumers to smartphones and tablets. More consumers are choosing mobile shopping over traditional online shopping. By 2015 M and T Commerce is estimated to be responsible for $163 billion dollars in sales globally. "We want a good chunk of that by introducing methods for shoppers to engage in more shopping right from their mobile device/tablets. They don't need to see themselves in the mirror before buying that top or casual dress. They can see how they look as if they were really wearing them. We are also launching the web-based version of the DigiFash tool which will help internet shoppers to have the same experience of seeing-what-they-look-in-clothes right from their computer," says Ray Panah.
Sillero Technologies is an App Development and Portfolio Company based in Costa Mesa, California. Sillero's portfolio encompasses various innovative Apps such as LocoPing Location Based Social Networking Mobile App (locoping.com), DigiFash Virtual Fashion Mobile App (digifash.com) and upcoming Anticitation Coupon Technology App (anticitation.com).
Netlist Expands Embedded Flash Portfolio with New Mini PCI Express SSD
Mini PCIe SSD Provides Higher Capacity Storage for Datacenter Server, Networking and Storage Equipment in a Smaller Form Factor
IRVINE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netlist, Inc. (Nasdaq: NLST), a designer and manufacturer of high-performance memory subsystems, today announced the expansion of its Embedded Flash product portfolio with the new mini PCI Express (PCIe) SSD. Featuring a smaller form factor, the mini PCIe SSD offers storage capacity of up to 128GB with multi-level cell (MLC) Flash and up to 64GB with single-level cell (SLC) Flash. Small form factor support for ultra-dense applications makes the PCIe SSD ideal for datacenter servers, networking, storage equipment, and other embedded applications.
"Netlist's expanding and innovative Flash product portfolio continues to address space constraints that occur in both cloud datacenter and enterprise class servers, storage, and embedded systems," said Steve McClure, vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Netlist. "Based on PCIe v2.0 protocol with 5GT/s, the modules are ideal for cache acceleration in tiered storage caching accelerator applications as well as virtualization, boot, and operating system loaders. These new modules are an excellent complement to our recently announced mSATA Slim and mSATA Mini SSD modules."
Netlist's mini PCIe SSD is fully compatible with PCI Express v2.0, supports DDR ONFI 2.2 Flash and bi-directional transfer rates to 5GT/s (Giga transfers per second) on the PCIe bus. It supports read performance up to 350MB/s and write performance up to 170MB/s.
By supporting SLC, MLC, and ONFI 2.2 NAND Flash technologies with enhanced ECC support with on-chip wear leveling algorithm, the modules can also sustain Commercial (0 degrees C to +70 degrees C) or Industrial (-40 degrees C to +85 degrees C) applications. It can support Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface 1.0 (NVMHCI) and Advanced Host Controller Interface 1.0 (AHCI) - making the product well suited for enterprise and industrial environments that face wide temperature, shock, vibration, humidity, and altitude variations.
Netlist has shipped samples of its new mini PCIe SSD to a leading customer. The company will begin general availability sampling in July.
Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for datacenter server and high-performance computing and communications markets. Netlist's flagship products include HyperCloud Memory, which breaks traditional memory barriers and NetVault, a flash memory-based subsystem that enables data retention weeks following a disaster. The memory technologies are developed for applications in which high-speed, high-capacity memory, enhanced functionality, small form factor, and heat dissipation are key requirements. These applications include tower-servers, rack-mounted servers, blade servers, high-performance computing clusters, engineering workstations, telecommunication equipment, and other Industrial grade applications. Founded in 2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, California with manufacturing facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. For more information, visit the company's website at http://www.netlist.com.
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Does Your Network Support IPv6? Find Out for Free with Mu Dynamics
App-Aware Network Testing Leader Partners with Leading Independent IPv6 Authority UNH-IOL to Provide Free IPv6 Test Cases
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mu Dynamics, Inc. (http://www.mudynamics.com), the leader in validating and testing application-aware networks, today made available - at no cost - a comprehensive set of test cases to validate that networking devices and services support IPv6. This promotion is in conjunction with Mu's participation in the Internet Society's World IPv6 Day on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Interested parties can register to test their products and services here.
"The simple truth is that a lot of organizations don't know if their current product, service or network can support IPv6. We want to provide companies with a fast and free way to find out," said Dave Kresse, CEO of Mu Dynamics. "Over the last few years, our proven testing solutions have helped organizations around the world with their IPv6 testing and certification. We are proud to support World IPv6 Day with our partner, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory."
Mu is also offering a free report entitled, "The Top 3 Avoidable Mistakes when Developing or Deploying IPv6." To learn more about how Mu Dynamics can help with IPv6 migrations and to download the report, click here.
The Mu Test Suite for IPv6 is a comprehensive suite of automated testing solutions and test content aimed at helping organizations test, certify and validate their IPv6 products and services for conformance, security and resiliency. This unique IPv6 testing solution enables network equipment manufacturers, service providers and government agencies to automate their pre-certification testing and leverage the same tests as government-sanctioned certification labs.
About Mu Dynamics:
Mu Dynamics is the leader and pioneer in testing and validating application-aware networks. Our innovative solutions enable customers to rapidly recreate applications and determine the impact to their network. Hundreds of service providers, enterprises, government agencies and network equipment manufacturers use Mu to ensure that their networks are functional, scalable and secure. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, more information on Mu Dynamics can be found at http://www.mudynamics.com.
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Report Criticizes DEA for Failing to Address Online Pharmacy Problem
Study identifies over 1,000 websites still selling controlled substance medicines without a valid prescription
PORTLAND, Ore., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report criticizes the US Drug Enforcement Administration for not doing enough about rogue online pharmacies selling addictive medications without a valid prescription requirement.
The report, issued by Internet pharmacy monitoring service LegitScript.com, analyzes the DEA's implementation of the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act.
The 2009 law was named after an 18-year old who died after purchasing Vicodin and Xanax over the Internet without a valid prescription. Introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the law gave the DEA new powers to fight illegal online pharmaceutical sales.
According to the report, DEA officials had filed no cases under the new law as of late 2010. The study cites senior DEA officials as stating, in late 2010, that "the Internet is (no longer) as big of a problem"...and that "(the DEA) has not found many Internet pharmacies selling controlled substances."
But the LegitScript study calls the DEA's statements into question, identifying 1,000 rogue Internet pharmacies actively promoting controlled substances without a prescription to US residents, in most cases without any age verification.
The report follows a May 2011 study by Massachusetts General Hospital that showed prescription drug abuse increasing fastest in regions with the greatest expansion in high-speed Internet access. That study argued that increased access to rogue Internet pharmacies was to blame.
LegitScript's President, John Horton, said, "We're issuing this report because the DEA continues to take the unsupportable position that the rogue Internet pharmacy is all-but-solved. Meanwhile, these Internet drug dealers continue to operate with impunity, laughing all the way to the bank. Simply put, the DEA has failed to use the tools Congress gave it to fight this problem."
The study argues that most of the illicit websites are subject to US jurisdiction. "It is entirely reasonable to ask the DEA why these websites remain online," adds the report.
Francine Haight, mother of Ryan Haight, said, "I have always had the support of DEA over the years. They fought so hard to get Ryan's bill passed, so that they would have the tools to shut down these Internet Pharmacies. But, I agree wholeheartedly, they must fight even harder to shut down the Internet drug dealers that are killing our kids and destroying families across the country."
The report is available at legitscript.com and legitscriptblog.com. More information about Ryan Haight and the law named after him is available at ryanscause.org.
LegitScript.com is the only Internet pharmacy monitoring program recognized by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and works with government agencies worldwide, search engines and other Internet companies to monitor online pharmaceutical sales.
Learn It Live Launches First Global E-learning Marketplace and Expert Continuing Education Network
Unique complete learning management system delivers sessions for certifications and credits worldwide
ATLANTA and NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Learn It Live, the first online network to give professional instructors and institutions a turnkey solution for conducting e-learning, announced today that its flagship Learn It Live service is now available to continuing education professionals seeking to expand their reach worldwide. The Learn It Live service launched today at the International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace (ICELW) being held at Columbia University in New York City, June 8-10.
Learn It Live is distinguished among e-learning platforms in that it is provided without cost to instructors; however, instruction is restricted to select experts with a proven track record of excellence and who are generally authorized to provide certifications, continuing education credits and accredited courses. Learn It Live extends these continuing education offerings over the Internet to students who would otherwise be unable to participate due to location and time constraints.
"The ICELW Conference brings together researchers and practitioners from such a wide variety of countries and backgrounds to truly create a unique and valuable forum, however, we realize that many potential attendees are limited by time or money," said David Guralnick, ICELW conference chair. "Learn It Live's complete e-learning marketplace platform has allowed us to effectively market to, as well as serve these individuals with a valuable interactive and live educational experience while generating additional revenue which would not be possible otherwise."
Educators can use Learn It Live to teach online the same way they do in person - with real-time interaction, multimedia presentations, open discussions and more. The Learn It Live learning management system (LMS) provides all the infrastructure educators need to offer and market courses, enroll students, process payments and conduct one-on-one sessions, group classes, seminars and conferences with learners located anywhere in the world.
"Learn It Live not only makes interactive, online education practical; it makes it profitable by enabling new revenue streams from learners outside the immediate region," said Sidney Slover, Learn It Live president. "Our initial customers are pleased at the ease with which they've extended their reach to thousands of students, coming from 28 countries and growing, that they never would have imagined reaching before."
Learn It Live offers continuing education courses in five high-demand areas:
-- Public/global health
Learn It Live's continuing education is currently offered by such esteemed entities as the Halle Institute at Emory University, The Technology Association of Georgia, Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network, The PAR Group, HandsOn University, the Impact Speaker Series, the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society and many more.
"The competitive marketplace has created tremendous demand among professionals for continuing education, skill-building and job retraining," said Tino Mantella, President of the Technology Association of Georgia. "Partnering with Learn It Live has enabled us to meet that demand with the largest possible student reach."
Learn It Live is in partnering discussions with additional educators; interested parties should contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Learn It Live
Learn It Live is the online, continuing education network that gives professionals real-time access to leading experts in their field. It addresses the pressing need professionals have for certifications, continuing education units and general skill enhancement by delivering real-time, interactive learning experiences that are not constrained by geography or travel considerations. Similar to the way in which e-commerce applications have extended the reach of individual sellers to a global customer base, Learn It Live extends the reach of professional educators to a global learning populace - economically, conveniently and profitably. For more information, please visit http://www.learnitlive.com.
Learn It Live and the Learn It Live logo are trademarks of Learn It Live, LLC. All other names or product names mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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Crowley Fleck PLLP Selects Autonomy iManage WorkSite to Improve Lawyers' Productivity and Client Services
CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc(LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Crowley Fleck PLLP has selected Autonomy iManage WorkSite to provide the firm's lawyers with a collaborative environment for storing all of their case matter documents and a system for tracking updates, milestones, and client communications. Powered by Autonomy's core infrastructure software, the Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), WorkSite will enable the firm to deliver a superior client experience by enabling its lawyers to effectively access and process all of its content from a single interface for easier retrieval, collaboration and reuse.
Crowley Fleck PLLP is a multi-service firm that handles a wide variety of legal matters for clients. The firm has over 100 lawyers practicing in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, natural resources, mining and energy law, healthcare, commercial transactions, banking and finance, creditors rights, real estate transactions and development, tax and estate planning, intellectual property matters, estate administration, employment law, governmental relations and lobbying. Crowley Fleck PLLP has offices throughout Montana and North Dakota, with numerous attorneys licensed to also practice in several surrounding states including Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska and Iowa.
"As a leading law firm with a dispersed workforce, we rely heavily on the right technology to connect our lawyers with the most relevant information and experts in real-time," said Larry Ziler, Crowley Fleck PLLP's IT Manager. "Our previous cloud-based document management solution was simply not meeting our business requirements for high performance, reliability, user experience and scalability. We believe that the Autonomy solution will become instrumental in helping all of our lawyers to locate relevant information for a given matter, as well as improving the exchange of information with clients. As a result, we will be able to dramatically streamline our operations and increase our lawyers' productivity."
"Autonomy's unique meaning-based governance platform provides lawyers with the ability to pinpoint the exact information and firm expertise needed to improve client service, profitability and compliance," said Neil Araujo, CEO of Autonomy Protect. "We are delighted that Crowley Fleck PLLP has selected Autonomy iManage as its technology provider, and we look forward to working with them for years to come."
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, spearheads the Meaning Based Computing movement. IDC recently recognized Autonomy as having the largest market share and fastest growth in the worldwide search and discovery market. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including pan-enterprise search, customer interaction solutions, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery, records management, archiving, business process management, web content management, web optimization, rich media management and video and audio analysis.
Autonomy's customer base is comprised of more than 20,000 global companies, law firms and federal agencies including: AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler AG, Deutsche Bank, DLA Piper, Ericsson, FedEx, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyds Banking Group, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, Tesco, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 400 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including Symantec, Citrix, HP, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO. The company has offices worldwide. Please visit http://www.autonomy.com to find out more.
Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
In-home Health Monitoring Now Available on Consumer Devices
LONDON, June 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM) Guide to Provide Virtual Care
Coordination on Hundreds of Windows 7 Devices
The Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM) Guide, providing in-home,
next-generation telehealth monitoring for a variety of populations including
the elderly and patients with chronic, long-term illness, is now available on
hundreds of Windows 7 compatible devices. This enhanced virtual care
coordination system is offered by Intel-GE Care Innovations(TM), the new
joint venture from GE and Intel, which launched this year to give people
tools to live independently, wherever they are.
The Care Innovations(TM) Guide allows carers to gather information to
help manage their patients' conditions more effectively at home while
proactively engaging patients in their own care, extending healthcare beyond
the four walls of the hospital. It can be used for video conferencing between
nurse and patient and to capture biometric data for managing illnesses
including Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic
Heart Failure (CHF).Devices running the Guide software can connect to
compatible blood pressure monitors, glucose meters, pulse oximeters, and
With this new offering, Care Innovations(TM) is bringing to life a new
level of virtual care that helps enable patient behavior and lifestyle change
through an interactive relationship between nurse and patient. The Guide
makes biometric data collection, interactive patient health sessions, video
conferencing capabilities, and multimedia educational content available on
hundreds of consumer devices - which gives healthcare organizations choice in
how to help their patients.
The Guide is based on over a decade of researching patients, caregivers,
and nurses, including testing to ensure that it is easy to use for those that
need it most. For example, the Guide comes with a simple blue-and-white
interface which is easy to read for the visually impaired and an alarm tone,
which is audible for the hard of hearing, to remind patients to take their
medicine or collect their biometric data.
Care Innovations is also announcing the first customer of this virtual
care platform, VIVISOL, which will be using the Guide to extend care
offerings to patients in their homes. VIVISOL is a leading European company
in the field of home care services.
Richard Rees-Davies, General Manager in EMEA for Care Innovations
comments: "Virtual care coordination on the Guide is an effective way for
patients to manage their treatment, and more importantly, it enables a
two-way dialogue between patient and their nurse so that any change in a
patient's condition can be spotted earlier."
According to Giulio Fumagalli Romario, Chairman and Managing Director of
VIVISOL: "We selected the Guide for our patients who have just received a
kidney transplant because it lets us provide them with the best possible care
in their homes. With the Guide, we can give them a solution that keeps them
connected to their care team outside of the hospital and in their own
residences, which is where they want to be."
Anne Walton, Senior Community Nurse at NHS Central Lancashire adds: "Our
patients, carers and staff have been extremely positive about the use of the
Guide and its ability to maintain and enhance relationships between care
providers and those receiving care. The video conferencing capability has
been of a great benefit in achieving this as it allows the nursing team to
actually see their patients and vice versa. In addition, the Guide has helped
us utilize our resources in a different way and supports early detection,
proactive intervention and the development of the patient's understanding of
their condition. This can only improve the care we give our patients with
long term chronic illness."
Care Innovations creates technology-based solutions that give people
confidence to live independently, wherever they are. We are a unique joint
venture between Intel Corporation and GE, based on a long history of driving
innovation, solving hard problems, and creating new markets. Today, we
deliver products and services to support current and future care models in
three core areas: disease management, independent living and assistive
technologies. Visit http://www.careinnovations.com to learn more.
Source: Care Innovations
Contact: Natalie Godsell / Jenny Jones at Brands2Life on +44(0)20-7592-1200 /
Epson and Thinxtream's PrintJinni for Epson App Now Offers Mobile Printing from the Cloud
Document Printing from Web Storage Services Now Possible with PrintJinni for Epson
LONG BEACH, Calif., June 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing desktop printing solutions, and Thinxtream(TM) Technologies today announced a free upgrade to the PrintJinni(TM) for Epson® mobile printing app, now delivering mobile printing from the cloud, enabling on-the-go users to access and print their files stored on various file sharing services.
In addition to printing Microsoft® Office, PDF and JPEG attachments from the Apple® Mail App, PrintJinni for Epson now allows Apple iPad(TM), iPhone® and iPod Touch® users to easily print stored documents from Apple iDisk®, Box.net® and Dropbox to any Epson wireless all-in-one, including WorkForce®, Artisan® and Stylus® NX models(1). Printing is easy and truly direct, without the need to install printer drivers or additional software on a Mac® or PC.
"This new version of PrintJinni for Epson is an exciting milestone. Not only does it have a new and easy-to-use interface, it also allows users to print their documents directly from the Cloud," said Gregg Brunnick, group product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. "This means Apple device users can print even more documents on the go and provides a new level of convenience. It is also part of Epson's commitment to continue delivering superior performance and mobile capabilities to our customers."
In addition, the latest version of PrintJinni for Epson also offers an improved user interface, including intuitive icon-based navigation, a grayscale printing option for saving color ink and the ability to store up to five favorite printers.
"PrintJinni for Epson is quickly evolving into one of the most effective and convenient mobile printing apps on the market," said Robert Shibata, director of marketing, Thinxtream Technologies. "We are pleased to continuously deliver increased functionality and ease-of-use to Epson all-in-one users."
PrintJinni for Epson - Features:
-- NEW - Print stored documents from file sharing services, including Apple
iDisk, Box.net and Dropbox
-- NEW - Intuitive icon-based navigation
-- NEW - Grayscale print option (for faster printing and color ink
-- NEW - Store previous printer addresses for convenience
-- Connects to Epson wireless all-in-ones over a wireless network
-- Previews and prints without the need for an intermediate computer,
additional software or printer drivers
-- Prints PDF, Word, Excel® and PowerPoint® documents (Microsoft Office
2003 and 2007, Macintosh versions 2004 and 2008)
-- Print attachments directly from the Apple Mail App
-- Print web pages by web address (url)
-- Delivers secure encrypted communication for mobile printing
-- Supports iPad(2), iPhone 4(3), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch(4)
PrintJinni for Epson is free and available in the U.S. and Canada on the Apple App Store, and includes a one-year subscription to PrintJinni Cloud Services. More information about Epson's mobile printing solutions is available on Epson's website.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 80,000 people in 102 countries around the world. To learn more about Epson America, please visit: http://www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
About Thinxtream Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Thinxtream Technologies is a global software product company, with innovative products and professional services for media and print applications across a wide range of industries. Based in Singapore, Thinxtream is a subsidiary of Celstream Technologies, an established, global Product Engineering Services company, with a rich heritage in offering complete product life-cycle development services. More information on the company can be found at http://www.thinxtream.com. For queries, please call +65 65169870 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is a registered trademark, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Exceed Your Vision is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Thinxtream and PrintJinni are trademarks of Thinxtream Technologies Pte. Ltd. Apple, iDisk, iPhone, iPod Touch and Mac are registered trademarks, and iPad is a Trademark of Apple Inc. Box.net is a registered trademark of Box.net Inc. Microsoft, Excel and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
(1) Supports the following Epson wirelessly enabled all-in-one printers: Epson Artisan 700, 710, 725, 800, 810, and 835; Epson Stylus NX420, NX510, NX515, and NX625; Epson WorkForce 325, 520, 600, 610, 615, 630, 633, 635 and 840.
(2) Supports Apple iPad running iOS 3.2.1, 4.2 and 4.3.
(3) Supports iPhone 4 running iOS 4.0 through 4.3.
(4) Supports Apple iPod touch, iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS running iOS 3.1.3 through 4.3.
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Epson America, Inc.
CONTACT: Caroline Zubieta of Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-4026, email@example.com, or Cheryl Seaberg of Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200, ext. 2981, firstname.lastname@example.org, both for Epson; or Robert Shibata of Thinxtream Technologies, +1-310-800-4586, email@example.com, or Suzanne Collier of Suzanne Collier Public Relations, +1-714-572-1498, firstname.lastname@example.org, both for Thinxtream
Portaltech Wins Bunzl Lockhart Catering Account for Creative Design & eCommerce Re-platform on Hybris
LONDON, June 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Portaltech are pleased to announce the recent account win to re-platform
on hybris and integrate commerce operations for Business to Business catering
supplies specialist, Bunzl Lockhart UK. Portaltech will also be managing and
executing the creative re-brand and front end design for the website.
Lockhart Catering, owned by Bunzl PLC, a leading specialist global
distribution group, who supply a broad range of non-food consumable products
& services to the grocery, food, cleaning, safety and healthcare markets.
Originating in Slovakia in 1854 and listed on the London Stock Exchange for
over 50 years, Bunzl now supply product to 24 countries across 4 continents
and have a global turnover of GBP4.8bn year ending 2010.
Lockhart Catering was founded in 1940 and are the market leading
suppliers of catering equipment & services to leading brands, restaurants &
catering companies in the UK.
Lockhart Catering approached Portaltech with a strategic project to
re-brand their proposition online and to implement best of breed eCommerce
features and functionality using the latest version of the hybris multi
channel platform. Improved search and navigation, superior usability for both
B2B and B2C customers along with a simplification of the checkout process for
fast ordering will ensure that Lockhart Catering continues to offer its
traditional business customers a great service but also offer the regional
and independent catering market a unique, flexible and highly competitive
Ben Tearall, Commercial Director at Lockhart Catering explains why
Portaltech won the pitch: "Online opportunities represent a major part of our
future strategic plans and this development project is a major investment for
Lockhart Catering Equipment. We engaged with a number of providers during the
bid and selection process; Portaltech were able to demonstrate experience and
capability, their proposal mirrored our aspirations for the new platform and
we are looking forward to working with their team over the coming months. We
were especially impressed by Portaltech's creative response, which we feel
captured the ethos and brand values of the company in a stylish and
contemporary way. As a quality, specialist catering supplier it is important
for us to stand out from the competition."
Portaltech will be re-platforming the Lockhart catering business on the
latest version of hybris, using the QuickLive project accelerator for low
cost, rapid deployment of the website. With a strong B2B customer base, the
group were keen to develop more advanced online ordering and account
management functionality so customers could manage their buying online.
Navigation and search of appropriate ranges and brands was also key, enabling
customers to quickly find new, or repeat order products. Lockhart also wanted
to improve the way product ranges and product information was presented and
to enhance day to day trading with improved promotional functionality.
Mark Adams, Sales & Marketing Director at Portaltech commented "This is
our second account win of the month and the and highlights just how strong we
expect our performance will be throughout 2011 . We are delighted to be
chosen as Bunzl and Lockhart Catering's creative and eCommerce partner. We
will be utilising the QuickLive project accelerator for a low cost and rapid
rollout of the hybris platform and will integrate our unique delivery
methodology to allow other Bunzl business's to take advantage of a common
The new Bunzl Lockhart site is due to launch in the summer of 2011.
To find out more about Portaltech, or to organise a demonstration of
Portaltech's QuickLive hybris accelerator module, contact: Mark Adams:
email@example.com or contact us on: +44(0)207-401-0982
Ben Heck builds portable 3D printer on latest episode of element14's "The Ben Heck Show"
Segment also features exclusive footage of Ben talking and interacting with fellow makers during his trip to Maker Faire Bay Area
CHICAGO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- element14, the first collaborative community and electronics store for design engineers and electronics enthusiasts, and modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, build a portable 3D printer on today's episode of "The Ben Heck Show." Fans are invited to register at element14 for a chance to win the printer.
"This was my first attempt at building a 3D printer and I'm glad I could walk viewers through my trial and error process," said Ben. "While the initial output wasn't perfect, I still managed to accomplish what I set out to do in just two short weeks. That's what the design process is all about."
Using an array of components and tools, including an Arduino MC-Mega development board, a RepRap Arduino Mega Pololu Shield (RAMPS), a MakerBot printer, and his trusty CNC router, Ben creates a 3D printer complete with a mechanical assembly on the plastruder and dual Z axis motors that synchronize the printer arm movement. After tackling a few programming challenges, Ben prints his first 3D object.
The episode also features footage from the recent Maker Faire® Bay Area where Ben unveiled his 3D printer and answered questions from festival attendees at element14's booth. He also joined fellow industry heavyweights, Jeri Ellsworth and Mitch Altman during the event to discuss the impact technology has had on the U.S. education system, and to serve as judge of "The Great Global Hackerspace Challenge" where teams competed to build a project that helped advanced education.
Ben also gives viewers a sneak peek at the element14 knode, an innovative engineering-focused alternative to general search engines, which enables users to quickly research, evaluate and purchase the solutions, software and services required to complete their designs. More information on the element14 knode is available at http://www.element14.com/knode
"It's always fun to watch Ben tackle something new as it gives us a first-hand look at the creative process he uses to bring his ideas to fruition," said Kevin Yapp, chief marketing officer, Premier Farnell. "Similarly, the comprehensive resources at the element14 community can help inspire and fast track the complete design process."
Show fans are invited to join the discussion online to send Ben a challenge for a future build by registering online at element14.
About "The Ben Heck Show"
"The Ben Heck Show" is a bi-weekly online television series aired in English that's dedicated to the science and art of system and hardware modding with a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic enthusiasts. Sponsored exclusively by element14, each episode spotlights Ben's mods of popular electronic devices while educating viewers on the underlying technology powering each project.
Launched in June 2009, element14 is the first, innovative information portal and eCommunity specifically built for electronic design engineers. It provides product data, design tools and technology information, while incorporating Web 2.0 functionality to facilitate communication, interaction, collaboration and information sharing between colleagues around the world. element14 is an innovative offering from Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl), FTSE 250, a leader in multi-channel electronics distribution trading throughout Europe (Farnell), the Americas (Newark) and Asia Pacific (element14). The company had group sales of pounds Sterling 990.8m and underlying profits of pounds Sterling 93.3m last year.
UTV Ignition Games Announces Dragon's Crown for PlayStation® 3 Computer Entertainment System and PlayStation® Vita
Legendary Developer VanillaWare, Ltd. Brings Gorgeous Hand-Drawn Artistry to a Dazzling New Multiplayer Online Adventure
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #5500-- Brandish your blade, dust off your grimoire, and rally your online adventuring party, as UTV Ignition Games today announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, that Dragon's Crown will release in 2012 for both the PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation Vita. As the first VanillaWare-developed title to ever feature high-definition visuals, four-player cooperative onscreen action, and realtime online gameplay, Dragon's Crown heralds a true breakthrough in both scope and depth for this renowned Osaka-based developer.
Dragon's Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world. Simple, easy-to-learn controls allow anyone to dive into the fray and enjoy the breathtaking sword-and-sorcery action. In addition to long-lasting gameplay, the game also features a vast array of character customization features - with six wildly different classes to play as, raiding the catacombs for epic loot remains fresh and engaging.
Although intrepid adventurers can certainly enjoy Dragon's Crown on their own, the real excitement begins when four players team up online for a four-player cooperative mission. And don't expect the portable Dragon's Crown to be scaled back in any way: The game will offer the same fluid hand-drawn animation, blazing special effects, and haunting soundtrack on both PS3(TM) and the new PS Vita, with some special interoperability features between the two versions to be revealed at a later date.
Dragon's Crown will be showcased at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo on the show floor at Ignition's booth: 5500 in the West Hall. Contact Chrissy_Kelleher@bhimpact.com for an appointment or additional information.
UTV Ignition Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of UTV Software Communication Ltd, India's only global media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Marina Del Rey, California, Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com
About UTV Software Communications LTD:
UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.
"PlayStation" and "PS3" are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- E3 Expo --Parrot, leaders in wireless peripherals for mobile phones, revolutionised the video gaming world by creating the AR.Drone, the first flying object in Augmented Reality piloted through Wi-Fi.
Today Parrot goes even further with a number of announcements to enhance the piloting experience for players and fans alike:
-- More playable platforms: Parrot AR.Drone is now compatible with OS
Android((TM) )Smartphones, bada (Samsung) and Symbian (Nokia)
-- More games: Challenge your piloting skills on your own customised
circuits, zigzag your way through trees, inflatable pylons and donuts
and race against the clock with AR.Race, a customizable single or
multi-player racing game for the AR.Drone.
There will be more surprises to add to the growing catalogue of games for the AR.Drone soon.
-- More interactions: Who will be the No. 1 AR.Drone pilot 2011? Parrot has
set up the AR.Drone Challenges, an international competition* taking
place from June 24, through August 14, 2011 and consist of three
challenges for a chance to compete in the October 2011 grand final in
More playable platforms: Android((TM)), bada and Symbian
Android((TM)) Smartphones users will find a free version of AR.FreeFlight's piloting application developed by Parrot in July 2011 on the Android Market.
At the same time, Playsoft Games - for Samsung - and Nokia used the Parrot AR.Drone Software Development Kit (available for free at https://projects.ardrone.org) to develop "Free Flight" (bada) and "AR.Drone" (Symbian) piloting apps.
The SDK allows new developers to create new applications for the AR.Drone across iOS, Android((TM)), bada or Symbian platforms.
More games: Create customised circuits with AR.Race
AR.Race is a racing game that allows one-to-four pilots to challenge themselves on the same circuit constituted by their natural environment, such as trees, or inflatable items (pylons and donut) to zigzag between trees, by-pass pylons or to get through the donut.
Still to come: Parrot will launch a brand new game involving two players and a single AR.Drone.
A confrontation between the man and the machine, a track race where the target is not necessarily the one suspected.
More interactions: AR.Drone Challenges
After registering at http://www.ardrone.com, the participants* will be invited to compete against other AR.Drone enthusiasts in three "video" challenges, revealed online on June 24, July 8 and July 22. Pilots will have to film their expertise and response to the challenges, and post their videos on a website or social sharing platform before August 14, 2011. The top 14 finalists will compete in the grand international final, on October 1, 2011 in Paris.
AR.Drone Challenge Calendar:
August 14: End of the
June 24: First challenge competition
August 26: Announcement of
July 8: Second challenge 14 finalists
October 1: Grand final in
July 22: Third challenge Paris
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality, user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestigious line of high-end products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists and in 2010, the AR.Drone, the first quadricopter piloted via wi-fi and using augmented reality. Parrot, headquartered in Paris, currently employs more than 500 people worldwide and generates 85 percent of its sales overseas. Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006. (FR0004038263 - PARRO)
UTV Ignition Games Releases El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Demo for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 System
Players Can Now Experience the Same Demo Being Showcased on the E3 Show Floor In Their Own Homes Via the Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation®Network
LOS ANGELES, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) Booth #5500 -- UTV Ignition Games today announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that a playable demo for the stunning upcoming action title, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, is now available for download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation® Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The demo, which is the same version playable on the show floor at E3 this week, allows players to bring the thrill of the ultimate video game expo into their own homes and get their hands on El Shaddai before it streets on July 26 [US].
In the demo, players jump right into the game's third chapter where protagonist Enoch enters the Tower of Babel and faces Ezekiel, the first of seven Fallen Angels whose souls he must capture in order to prevent a great flood ordered by Heaven. In this level of the tower, designed by Ezekiel to express her obsession with nature, players will be immersed in an element-inspired, gorgeous and constantly moving watercolor world, and must traverse the level's fantastical 2D and 3D platforming segments. Additionally, they will be introduced to some of the game's key characters, get a further glimpse into the rich storyline and experience the simple, yet surprisingly deep combat system that will appeal to gamers on every level.
Developed by a hugely-talented, Tokyo-based team headed by the legendary Sawaki Takeyasu (Devil May Cry), El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron draws players into a rich storyline inspired by events in the Old Testament's apocryphal 'Book of Enoch.' In the game, players take on the role of Enoch and must harness his natural combat skills to master a range of powerful and Heavenly weapons under the guidance of the watchful Archangels. Through a mesmerizing combination of combat, 2D and 3D platforming, Enoch must deliver the souls of the Fallen Angels and spare the world from a great flood ordered by Heaven.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron will be showcased at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo on the show floor at Ignition's booth: 5500 in the West Hall. Contact Chrissy_Kelleher@bhimpact.com for an appointment or additional information.
UTV Ignition Games is a wholly owned subsidiary of UTV Software Communication Ltd, India's only global media and entertainment conglomerate. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in the U.K. with offices in Marina Del Rey, California, Austin, Texas and Tokyo, Japan. For more information on Ignition and its products, visit http://www.utvignition.com.
About UTV Software Communications LTD:
UTV Software Communications Limited is India's leading global integrated media house with business interests in Television, Movies, Broadcasting, Games Content and New Media. UTV India & its subsidiaries (UTV) create, aggregate and disseminate content of various genres across varied distribution platforms. Listed on India's premier stock exchange, The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Mumbai UTV is India's only diversified media and Entertainment Company with content creation abilities across platforms and genres. It has subsidiaries with offices across India, UK, USA and Japan. The Walt Disney Company holds a strategic stake in UTV.
Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Flower Publishing Group Announces Launch of Free Mobile Application for Android
NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flower Publishing Group announces the release of their mobile application for Android devices.
Some of the features that are included in this new application for Android devices include:
-- Conduct Universal Search to perform comprehensive search based on
keyword or interest.
-- View City Main Attractions & Entertainment: The newest information is
always at their fingertips, with detailed information on each, including
description, address, contact information, coupons, direction and
-- Browse MyCitiAPP categories, anywhere in the city: Search by type,
promotion or distance, to easily find things of interest while on the
-- Email to a Friend: See an item that is perfect for a friend, you can
instantly send a link to it by email, along with a personal note.
-- Bookmark: Save favorites for quick reference.
"We are thrilled to bring MyCitiAPP to the Android market. The launch of the MyCitiAPP Android app provides an additional mobile platform, allowing us to further support members, no matter where they may be at the time," said Peter Flower, President, Flower Publishing Group LLC.
To download the Android app, visit the Android Market or http://www.mycitiapp.com. A version for iPhones and iPads was released in the spring, available from the App Store.
About The App
The MyCitiAPP, enables you to take a virtual city tour with the content presented in an intuitive and elegant style is available from the Android Market. Additional information can be found on http://www.mycitiapp.com.
About Flower Publishing Group LLC
Flower Publishing Group LLC is currently the publishers of NYC-Pocket /Travel Guide, International Guide to New York City, Japanese Guide to New York City and NYCPocket.com.
SOURCE Flower Publishing Group LLC
Flower Publishing Group LLC
CONTACT: Belinda Brouder-Hayes, +1-914-632-1584 x 701, firstname.lastname@example.org
BUFFALO, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for Father's Day get the man in your life the world's first handheld extendable tripod, the Quik Pod®, by Fromm Works Inc. He can photograph himself shirtless and be properly centered in each photo. Great for Twitter feeds. Converts to a tabletop tripod stand when hands are not available to hold the camera.
Quik Pod Inventor Wayne Fromm says "I'm proud to be of assistance to members of the government."