Live Webinar Series: Sonic Foundry Announces June Lineup
This month's best-practice webinars include Evaluating Lecture Capture's Impact on Student Outcomes and Hybrid Events: Choose Your Own Adventure
MADISON, Wis., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonic Foundry, Inc. (NASDAQ: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting, lecture capture and knowledge management, will host two live webinars this month as part of the company's continuing best practice series.
In 2004, the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore envisioned a school offering state-of-the-art technology with lecture capture at its core. Students would have access to course content 24/7, and a newly-launched distance-ed program in dental hygiene would thrive with online lectures. After an extensive evaluation they selected Mediasite for their endeavor and off they went webcasting every lecture and lab session from that point forward.
Now with five-thousand captures, half a million views and several years of student surveys compiled, Dr. James Craig, professor and educational consultant from the Dental School, is ready to share some real results that prove lecture capture has transformed the student experience.
Presenter: Dr. James F. Craig is a Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Policy and an educational consultant in the Office of Information Technology at the Dental School.
Moderator: Sean Brown, Vice President of Education for Sonic Foundry.
WEBINAR:Hybrid Events: Choose Your Own Adventure
WHEN:1:00 - 1:45 p.m. Central (convert to your time zone)
Fresh off a test drive at Event Camp National in Chicago, Erica St. Angel is ready to take this brand new presentation style out on the open road. She's got six chapters and eighteen potential paths for you to explore: from popular monetization models to stats on the growth of the blended event market, from hybrid event marketing techniques to little known tech tips that save time and money.
If you've ever wanted to participate in a user-driven webinar, where you and your fellow attendees are in the drivers' seat, here's your chance. Once she kicks it off, you have to cast your vote on what topic you want to hear about next. Around every corner lies a scenic view of hybrid event goodness.
Presenter:Erica St. Angel, Vice President of Marketing for Sonic Foundry.
Moderator:John Pollard, Sonic Foundry's Technical Product Manager.
About Sonic Foundry®, Inc.
Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO, http://www.sonicfoundry.com) is the global leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management, providing enterprise communication solutions for education, business and government. Powered by Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of lectures, online training and briefings, Sonic Foundry empowers people to transform the way they communicate. Through the Mediasite platform and its Event Services group, the company helps customers connect a dynamic, evolving world of shared knowledge and envisions a future where learners and workers around the globe use webcasting to bridge time and distance, accelerate research and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners.
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Baker & Taylor Introduces Axis 360 at ALA Annual Conference
- Addition of revolutionary digital media circulation platform enables libraries to order physical and electronic content from one source with unmatched collection development services -
NEW ORLEANS, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, is excited to unveil its Axis 360 digital media circulation and management platform at the American Library Association Annual Conference. Axis 360 is a state-of-the-art system for accessing digital content and Blio, the world's most engaging ereading experience. With the addition of Axis 360 to Baker & Taylor's offerings, libraries can order physical and digital content through one trusted source, creating a faster, more efficient path to getting content in patrons' hands and on their devices.
"Axis 360 is the comprehensive, easy to use digital media circulation platform that librarians have been looking for. Combined with physical delivery and collection development services, Axis 360 truly completes our turnkey service solution for libraries," said George Coe, President of Library & Education at Baker & Taylor. "We at Baker & Taylor are pleased to once again deliver the future for our valued library customers who are always looking ahead for the best ways to serve their patrons."
Libraries will find Axis 360 offers several key benefits, such as ease of use and intuitive searching. Axis 360 delivers an unmatched combination of expert collection development services from Baker & Taylor and bundled physical and electronic content in one cart.
Built on state-of-the-art technology, Axis 360 showcases the digital library collection on a Magic Wall and makes it quick and easy for patrons to check out the titles they want.
Librarians can order physical and electronic content by bundling items in one cart in Baker & Taylor's Title Source 3 - helping them to order the right balance of formats at one time. And, through Baker & Taylor's streamlined ordering process, titles are activated within the library's digital collection on Axis 360 directly upon order placement via Title Source 3.
Library patrons will enjoy how easy it is to find and check out the titles they are searching for. They will also be enthralled with Blio, the interactive, engaging and immersive ereading software linked through cloud-based services with Axis 360. Several digital ereading environments are suited to novels and other non-illustrated works, and Blio handles these with ease, yet takes the ereading experience much further with rich media and full-color content found in highly illustrated, highly graphical titles. Blio digitally delivers that design-rich content without losing the integrity or beauty of the original print layout.
Starting this fall, librarians and patrons at Axis 360-powered libraries will also have access to epub and spoken word audio titles, as well as patron reviews and star ratings.
ALA attendees can see Axis 360 demonstrations at Baker & Taylor's booth (#2049).
Find Baker & Taylor on Facebook and follow @bakerandtaylor on Twitter.
About Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor Inc. (http://www.baker-taylor.com) is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company leverages its unsurpassed worldwide distribution network to deliver rich content in multiple formats, anytime and anywhere. Baker & Taylor offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. Baker & Taylor also offers industry-leading customized library services and retail merchandising solutions. Baker & Taylor is proud to power Blio (blioreader.com), the world's most flexible, engaging and revolutionary e-reading application. Charlotte, N.C.-based Baker & Taylor is majority owned by Castle Harlan Partners IV, L.P., an institutional private equity fund managed by Castle Harlan, Inc., a leading private equity investment firm.
Baker & Taylor and the Baker & Taylor logo are trademarks of Baker & Taylor Inc. Blio is a trademark of K-NFB Reading Technology, Inc. Other company and product names mentioned for identification purposes may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Individually created, community driven deals have arrived
Announces launch of nationwide public beta
NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Putting the future of the daily deal industry into the hands of the consumer, Ringleadr adds a unique twist to the local deal game by letting its users, or "Ringleadrs," create the deals they want for businesses they care about. Unlike any other deal sites, "Ringleadrs" can create deals for anything they want ensuring their deals couldn't be more relevant to them.
Ringleadr was hatched when three internet entrepreneurs from New York were finally fed up with the lack of relevancy in the daily deals that they were receiving. From 60% off Laser Hair Removal to 50% off Family Portraits, every deal that landed in their inbox seemed to build on their lust for something more; local deals that they actually wanted.
CEO and Founder Mike Davis adds, "It's how daily deal sites should have always been - a place where like-minded consumers could band together to influence local businesses. I feel like this is the natural evolution of the daily deal industry where local deals intersect with social networking. Ringleadr makes users the true influencers, not the websites that publish pre-determined deals."
Ringleadr.com, being first to market, has launched as a simple, easy to use interface for creating and sharing local deals. Once a deal is created, shared and pre-ordered, businesses then have a choice to either approve, deny or modify the deal. Soon Ringleadr will be adding new features like leader boards, mobile apps and business tools that will let local businesses continue to market to users after deals are approved and redeemed. Ringleadr is available nationwide in all major cities and small towns. Credit cards are only required once deals are approved.
Cimatron Presents: How to Cut Your Die Design Time by 25-30 Percent
Online Webinar, Today at 2pm US EDT, now Open for Registration
GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, June 23, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Cimatron Limited [http://www.cimatron.com ] (NASDAQ and TASE: CIMT)
announced today that a 2pm (US EDT) online seminar [http://bit.ly/iP12mg ]
this afternoon will show how die makers can drastically reduce delivery time
Cimatron offers a complete 3D software solution for die making that
enables manufacturers to reduce trial and error, and shorten delivery times.
CimatronE's die solution covers the process from quoting through design and
up to machining and wire EDM.
In today's increasingly competitive market, die makers need advanced
CAD/CAM and analysis tools that complement and leverage their experience.
CimatronE is renowned for its balance between automation and full control -
enabling productivity without compromising quality.
From the simplest to the most complex projects, CimatronE's powerful
toolset, flexible automation, and easy-to-master interface help optimize
design and minimize time to market.
The webinar will demonstrate how CimatronE customers:
- Produce progressive dies at incredible speed.
- Use one integrated solution from quoting and strip design to
- Save hours and days generating accurate quotes - even for the
most complex jobs.
- Enjoy powerful built-in analysis tools and the industry's
fastest strip design capabilities.
- Cut die design time by 25-30%!
With over 28 years of experience and more than 40,000 installations
worldwide, Cimatron is a leading provider of integrated, CAD/CAM software
solutions for mold, tool and die makers as well as manufacturers of discrete
parts. Cimatron is committed to providing comprehensive, cost-effective
solutions that streamline manufacturing cycles and ultimately shorten
product delivery time.
customers in the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer plastics,
electronics, and other industries in over 40 countries worldwide.
Cimatron's shares are publicly traded on the NASDAQ exchange and the Tel Aviv
Stock Exchange under the symbol CIMT. For more information, please visit
Cimatron's web site at: http://www.cimatron.com
This press release
includes forward looking statements, within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to risk and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
anticipated. Such statements may relate to Cimatron's plans, objectives and
expected financial and operating results. The words "may," "could," "would,"
"will," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," and
similar expressions or variations thereof are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that any such
forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and
involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Cimatron's ability
to control. The risks and uncertainties that may affect forward looking
statements include, but are not limited to: currency fluctuations, global
economic and political conditions, marketing demand for Cimatron products and
services, long sales cycles, new product development, assimilating future
acquisitions, maintaining relationships with customers and partners, and
increased competition. For more details about the risks and uncertainties
related to Cimatron's business, refer to Cimatron's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Cimatron cannot assess the impact of or
the extent to which any single factor or risk, or combination of them, may
cause. Cimatron undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
PopCap Games Launches Plants vs. Zombies(TM) for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone
DUBLIN, June 23, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
- Mobile Gaming Leader Expands Footprint in Smartphone Market
PopCap Games, the worldwide leader in casual games, today announced the
global launch of mega-hit game Plants vs. Zombies(TM) as part of the Must
Have Games program for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone, the cutting-edge mobile
operating system from Microsoft. The Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone adaptation
of Plants vs. Zombies is available immediately for a list price of EUR4.99
and marks the first time fans of the game can compare scores via Xbox LIVE
"Our support of Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone is an important move given
the mobile gaming capabilities and reach of this powerful operating system,"
stated Andrew Stein, senior director of mobile platforms at PopCap Games.
"Plants vs. Zombies for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone will push the boundaries
of mobile gaming, tying directly into Xbox LIVE leaderboards and
achievements to provide a more competitive experience for gamers on-the-go.
In true PopCap tradition, with this adaptation, we're offering fans and
aficionados something completely unique to the platform."
Plants vs. Zombies for Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone offers the following
- Adventure Mode
- Zen Garden
- All Mini-Games from the Original PC Version
- Vasebreaker and iZombie Modes (first appearance on any mobile
- Xbox LIVE Connection for Tapping into Leaderboards and achievements
(leaderboards offered for select game modes, includingAdventure, iZombie
- EFIGS Language Support
PopCap Games is the leading global developer, publisher and operator of
casual video games: fun, easy-to-learn, captivating games that appeal to all
ages across PC, mobile, social and other platforms. Based in Seattle,
Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of more
than 400 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, B.C., Dublin, Seoul,
Shanghai and Tokyo. PopCap's games have been downloaded over 1.5 billion
times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship franchise, Bejeweled(R), has
sold more than 50 million units.
The PopCap logo and all other trademarks used herein that are listed at http://www.popcap.com/trademarks are owned by PopCap Games, Inc. or its
licensors and may be registered in some countries. Other company and product
names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners and are used
for the benefit of those owners.
Windows Phone, Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
EitaroSoft and The9, China's Online Game Market Leader, Jointly Releasing "Last Precious" in China
TOKYO, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EitaroSoft, Inc. announced on June 23 that the company and The9 Limited have concluded a license agreement to jointly deploy in the Chinese market a popular dating simulation game for female players, "Last Precious," which is currently released from the "docomo market" for i-mode (R) (1) applications, operated by Japan's largest mobile carrier NTT docomo.
In China there is already an enormous online game market consisting of more than 2 million game players. And its growth is promised. The game genre "dating simulation game" has been undeveloped yet in China. Through this "Last Precious" which is a high-quality dating simulation game, EitaroSoft is willing to play a part in familiarizing the Chinese game market with great support by The9.
Hereafter, EitaroSoft will focus on globalizing not only "Last Precious" but also with all the original titles of the company, such as releasing them in the U.S. market.
-- About "Last Precious" (2)
In "Last Precious," 4 famous and popular voice actors perform the role of a prince and other characters. It is very rare that a novel type of game adopts voice actors. "Last Precious," on the other hand, has succeeded in enriching the entire game's quality by adopting it, as it can lead game players to feel more emotional part of the fantasy-based epic story. In general, this kind of game with voice effect installed always has a dilemma in audio delay due to the heaviness of voice data networking. But this dilemma has been overcome by developing a new system "advance read" which obtains the voice data in advance when the game is offline. This resulted in smooth page turning.
EitaroSoft, which has released many high-end 3D network game applications by now, will expand and concentrate its target on overseas game markets with its own high-quality titles in the genre of dating simulation games for female players as well.
< INFO >
(1) "i-mode" is a registered trademark of NTT docomo.
(2) "Last Precious" has been keeping a high position in any ranking on the board of "docomo market" for i-mode (R) applications.
-- About The9 Limited
The9 Limited (NASDAQ: NCTY) is the leading online game developer and operator in China. The9's business is primarily focused on developing and operating high-quality games for the online, web, social and mobile game markets. The9 also introduced OpenFeint into China and works with major telecom carriers to publish quality mobile games in domestic app stores.
-- Writer's agency EdgeWORKS, Inc.
EdgeWORKS is a scenario production company with Kazuki Yamanobe as the representative director. Experienced professional scenario writers have composed game scenarios and other genres of scenarios. They have produced more than 200 pieces of work. URL: http://www.edge-works.co.jp/en/index.html
-- Voice Actors (Chinese version is also spoken in Japanese with subtitles):
Mystery-concealed servant KAI: Daisuke NAMIKAWA
< Representative Works >
- HETALIA AXIS POWERS (Italia)
- From Me to You (Shota Kazehaya)
- Star Wars series (Anakin Skywalker)
- The Lord of the Rings (Frodo Baggins: Japanese version)
Official Blog: http://ameblo.jp/namikawa--daisuke/
EitaroSoft is a Japanese company that has successfully developed Japan's first 3D engine using application software. The company also has provided its original 3D avatar system, using Ajax which is quite advanced technology in the world. In addition to the avatar technology, the company has succeeded in providing Japan's first 3D avatar system for mobile browsing. Furthermore, EitaroSoft has the original online P2P technology that has brought about the first Japanese 3D mobile MORPG called "Master of Fantasia," which allows up to four people to tag a party to go for monster hunting. EitaroSoft is pouring its energies on network games. EitaroSoft has been challenging breakthroughs in technological R&D and has actually realized many of these. EitaroSoft has thus won a high reputation from clients seeking to provide differentiated services. For more details about us: http://www.eitarosoft.co.jp/
Established: January 2002
Global Business Division
SSON has united a group of top level Shared Services and Outsourcing
professionals from around the Nordic region to help deliver a focused and
highly relevant meeting. Following months of regional research, the Nordic
Shared Services and Outsourcing Forum will be running in Stockholm on the
11th - 12th of October this year.
The group will host a meeting tailored to advancing key objectives and
overcoming the major challenges specific to the operation of Shared Services
and Outsourcing models in the Nordic region. Throughout the two days, key
industry players Will discuss major issues around Strategy and Growth,
Change Management & Corporate Governance and Achieving Operational
In addition this year sees the launch of the Gold Standard Leadership
This stream is designed to craft a vision for the next generation of
Shared Services & Outsourcing practitioners and help to establish guiding
principles and benchmarks to achieve that vision. Discussions will focus on
the high impact issues that will not only effect your shared services
operation but the organisation as a whole.
Organisations including Arla, SAS, Telenor, Maersk, Volvo and Astra
Zeneca are among those attending the event. These companies are meeting to
discuss what will, in the coming months, keep them at the cutting edge of
Shared Services and Outsourcing innovation and implementation, helping them
retain their competitive advantage and deliver cutting edge solutions.
Warrior Girl Corp Announces Ten Million Share Repurchase Program
MIAMI, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Warrior Girl Corp (Pink Sheets: WRGL) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a 10,000,000-share stock repurchase program. Under the repurchase program WRGL will from time to time purchase shares of its common stock, depending upon market conditions, in open market or privately negotiated transactions. The Company is taking this action because it believes that prevailing market conditions have resulted in WRGL shares being undervalued relative to the immediate and long term value of the company.
ABOUT WARRIOR GIRL CORP:
Warrior Girl Corp owns and operates a series of online, social media and lead generation companies that focus on the high growth sector of online education. The firm is pursuing a two-fold expansion of business: (1) through organic growth, and (2) through the acquisition of synergistic companies that add value, lead generation and additional revenue streams. The company anticipates significant growth amid a large and rapidly expanding market.
For more information please contact WRGL Investor Relations: phone number, 305-424-9889 or visit the online education division of the company, Advanced Career Education Services at http://www.acesonline.biz.
Included in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements will prove to have been correct. The company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.
New 'Cloud' Solution Helps Doctors, Hospitals Store Millions of X-rays, MRIs and Other Digital Images and Quickly Access Them From Virtually Anywhere
Baptist Health System, Henry Ford Health System to Pilot New AT&T Cloud-Based Medical Imaging Service That Can Enable Them to Manage a Multitude of Images in a Highly Secure Manner, Slash Costs and Give Better Care
DALLAS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Every second makes a difference. If your child is a little daredevil and you are constantly making trips to the Emergency Room, imagine if the on-call specialist could easily view medical images "in the cloud" taken within seconds of an accident to help make an accurate diagnosis - whether the doctor is at home or on-the-go. This is now possible thanks to AT&T's* network-based cloud services.
AT&T announced today that Baptist Health System and Henry Ford Health System have signed agreements to pilot a new cloud-based AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management service that will quickly connect doctors to patients' medical images, regardless of which device originally took the image, allowing them to offer faster treatment. The service will help lower costs in an industry where today it can take multiple and unconnected systems and devices to transmit a single image.
"With the AT&T solution - which uses the power of our network combined with digital imaging technology -- doctors and other healthcare providers can transform the way they treat patients," said Randall Porter, assistant vice president, AT&T ForHealth.
Two Major Healthcare Systems Pilot Cloud-Based Solution
-- Baptist Health System, one of the largest healthcare systems in Alabama
and one of the state's largest employers, has first-hand experience with
increasing storage and management requirements, given its scale, vendor
complexity and forecasted growth. Baptist Health System has accumulated
more than 2 million images and creates about 30,000 new images per
month, or 350,000 annually, that it would like to share throughout its
"We believe AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management can help us provide improved management and access to our ongoing medical imaging studies and long-term medical imaging, as we expand access to patient medical images to our physician community," said Richard Shirey, chief information officer of Baptist Health System.
-- Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's leading comprehensive,
integrated health systems based in Michigan, plans to use AT&T Medical
Imaging and Information Management to store new cardiology medical
imaging studies and to move other cardiology studies from its existing
solution to the AT&T solution. Henry Ford Health System expects to gain
efficiencies from consolidated expandable storage, providing cloud-based
access to cardiologists in various heart centers.
"The model that AT&T offers will help us manage images while containing costs for our $4 billion integrated health system," said Kevin Yee, administrator for the Edith and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute, Henry Ford Hospital.
The solution helps providers to store, access, view and share patient medical images and information inside hospital systems and outside with referring physicians and other authorized facilities over a highly secure infrastructure. AT&T's cloud solution offers pay-as-you-go pricing that helps reduce costs by allowing healthcare providers to pay per gigabyte, per month. This pricing model can help providers to store medical images easily and avoid costly capital investment in storage infrastructure.
AT&T Medical Imaging and Information Management is a vendor-neutral, cloud-based service that combines AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM) with Acuo Technologies® Universal Clinical Platform(TM). The service provides access, viewing, storage and sharing of medical images from disparate picture archive communications systems (PACS) sold on an as needed, pay-as-you-go model.
Learn more information about AT&T ForHealth and AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service(SM) .
*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.
DALLAS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the Web, speed matters. The success or failure of online sales can hinge on the amount of time it takes to load a page, fill a shopping cart, and complete the purchase. Today AT&T* is announcing a new, cloud-based Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform-- the AT&T Content Delivery Network-- to help businesses quickly engage their important audiences with high quality, rich, and "sticky" website experiences.
The AT&T Content Delivery Network is designed to ensure lightning like fast delivery of digital content, such as videos and graphics - the staples of website experiences with "audience appeal." The new AT&T platform, now being offered to customers on a limited basis, is expected to be generally available by the end of 3Q 2011.
"More and more businesses are relying on video, pictures and animation to get consumers excited about their products and services," said Sam Farraj, Assistant Vice President of AT&T Digital Media Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions. "Our CDN technology not only delivers videos and other attention grabbers at 'lightning like' speed, but it delivers them efficiently and at low cost."
Internet Retailer(1) cites a report that website visitors who view product videos are 85% more likely to make a purchase than those who do not. The digital marketing intelligence provider comScore(2), reported that, in December 2010, 88.6 million people watched online video on an average day, an increase of 32 percent from the previous December.
Companies and organizations in a variety of industries can use the AT&T Content Delivery Network to help enable fast, highly secure, efficient, global delivery of digital media through the Internet. With this platform, universities can provide virtual campus tours, hospitals can deliver x-ray images, media companies can distribute movies on demand, and software and technology companies can virtually demonstrate capabilities.
The AT&T Content Delivery Network:
The new AT&T platform delivers a set of sophisticated analytics and tools designed to help companies understand what their Web audiences are looking for in an online retail or service experience. Some of the benefits it offers to businesses include:
-- Allowing businesses to engage audiences with high quality, rich website
experiences virtually anytime, anywhere
-- Providing improved performance, control, flexibility, of digital media
-- Enabling separate billing and reporting for divisions or resellers
-- Analyzing user preferences to provide valuable insights on consumer
usage and buying patterns, such as purchasing frequency or preferences
The AT&T Network-Based Cloud Helps Ensure Security
AT&T has built its advanced media delivery capabilities into its network-based cloud, which delivers reliability and several layers of security protection for content and customer transactions:
-- The AT&T global IP network operates at 99.99% availability.
-- It is engineered for massive content volume and broad reach.
-- AT&T has the largest number of eyeballs of any CDN provider.
AT&T Content Delivery Offerings
Together, AT&T Content Delivery Network and AT&T Content Acceleration provide a full range of services to help business delivery digital media -- from rich content like electronic software distribution and live and on-demand video, to personalized content such as shopping cart data and GPS requests.
*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 and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, 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.
DeLorme Unveils Plans for First-Ever Personal Communicator with 2-Way Messaging, Iridium Global Satellite Coverage, and an Android Interface
The DeLorme® inReach(TM) affordably provides reliable two-way communication beyond the reach of cell phone signals and one-way satellite systems.
YARMOUTH, Maine, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DeLorme, the innovation leader in navigation technology, today announced the Fall 2011 release of the DeLorme inReach, the first Iridium-based personal communicator to deliver two-way satellite text messaging and email; delivery confirmations; SOS capabilities; remote tracking, and an Android smartphone interface.
The inReach promises to revolutionize the way people stay affordably connected over the 90% of the Earth's surface not covered by cellular and land-based phone service. Its capabilities address the needs of anyone from outdoors enthusiasts to professional users in remote outposts.
The core communication component of the inReach is the Iridium 9602 short-burst data (SBD) transceiver, which provides a unique two-way communications connection through the world's furthest-reaching satellite network. Iridium's pole-to-pole global connectivity means inReach users can send and receive messages anywhere on the planet.
The GPS-enabled inReach can be used by itself or paired with either an Android smartphone or a DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS.
When using the inReach as a standalone device, users can send pre-loaded text messages to designated recipients. They can also activate remote tracking, allowing others to follow their travels online via a continually-updated "bread crumb" trail. Unlike other standalone satellite messengers, the inReach provides delivery confirmation via flashing LED lights. In case of an emergency, an SOS key can be triggered. The SOS key is protected by a "safety" to prevent false alarms.
When paired with either an Android smartphone or the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w GPS, users enjoy full-featured, two-way text messaging (up to 160 characters per message), to and from email addresses and cell phones. In case of emergency, Android or PN-60w users can describe their predicament so responders can better prepare, and an ongoing dialog can be maintained for mutual status updates. Any SOS message, whether relayed from a standalone or a paired inReach, will automatically activate remote tracking.
Android users can drive the inReach device's onboard GPS signal to their phone, improving both positional accuracy and phone battery life. A free application with DeLorme Topo North America maps will be available for the Android.
The inReach is compact, lightweight, waterproof, floatable and impact-resistant, and it can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult GPS environments. Annual subscription plans for messaging and tracking begin at just $9.95 per month.
The DeLorme inReach will be available in October. Suggested retail price is $249.95.
DeLorme is the longtime leader in innovative mapping and GPS solutions for commercial and government markets and offers a unique set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation, software development, and GPS integration. Learn more at http://www.delorme.com.
About Iridium Communications Inc.
Iridium is the only mobile voice and data satellite communications network that spans the entire globe. Iridium enables connections between people, organizations and assets to and from anywhere, in real time. Together with its ever-expanding ecosystem of partner companies, Iridium delivers an innovative and rich portfolio of reliable solutions for markets that require truly global communications. Headquartered in McLean, Va., U.S.A., Iridium trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbols IRDM (common stock), IRDMW ($7.00 warrants), IRDMZ ($11.50 warrants) and IRDMU (units). For more information, visit http://www.iridium.com.
CONTACT: Media, Charlie Conley of DeLorme, +1-207-846-7022, firstname.lastname@example.org, or James Rhodes of Rhodes Communications, +1-757-451-0602, email@example.com, for Iridium Communications
Walden University Offers New Online Information Systems and Information Technology Master's Programs
New Graduate Certificate in Information Systems credits may be applied to master's degrees
MINNEAPOLIS, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Information technology is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the U.S. economy, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Walden University is offering two new online master's degree programs,anM.S. in Information Systems and an M.S. in Information Technology, to help meet the growing demand for qualified IT and IS professionals.
Walden's M.S. in Information Systems focuses on the use of technology to generate, process and share information within an organization. Students learn ways to use information technology to enhance decision making and organizational effectiveness; explore the theory and practice of information security and data protection; and plan, manage and implement relevant and appropriate technologies. Students in the program can prepare for potential job opportunities such as computer systems analyst, computer database manager, information systems architect, computer software programmer and applications designer and engineer.
The M.S. in Information Technology program balances theory and the practical, real-world experience required for key information technology positions.Students explore emerging opportunities in the field tocreate, maintain and secure information systems. The program, offering specializations inInformation Security and Software Engineering, is designed to prepare students for senior-level or leadership positions in engineering, programming, security and systems architecture, including positions incomputer software engineering, information technology security, network/systems administration and programming.
Walden is also introducing a new online Graduate Certificate in Information Systems to help students gain the skills they need to transition to a career in the high-growth fields of information systems and information technology. Credits from this five-course certificate program may be applied toward Walden's M.S. in Information Systems or M.S. in Information Technology.
The new programs join Walden's portfolio of degree programs for both experienced IT professionals seeking to expand their skills as well as students with little or no technical experience looking to enter the field. Information technology and management programs and specializations include the B.S. in Computer Information Systems, B.S. in Information Technology, Master of Information Systems Management, Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Information Systems Management and a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) with a specialization in Information Systems Management. For more information, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu.
About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 42,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network--a global network of more than 55 campus-based and online universities in 28 countries.
Walden offers more than 50 degree programs with more than 225 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, http://www.ncahlc.org.
Magellan Introduces Wireless Back-Up Camera for RoadMate Safety Series GPS Units
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan GPS today announced the launch of a Back-Up Camera companion product for its RoadMate® safety series car navigation units that will help drivers reverse and park more safely. Combining this camera with a Safety Series GPS navigator expands Magellan's focus on safety and security to the full time you are in your car. It starts when the Back-Up Camera helps you safely reverse out of your driveway, continues through your commute with premium GPS navigation features, and does not end until the Back-Up Camera helps you park the car without damage or stress and you finally shut off the ignition.
The Magellan Wireless Back-Up Camera attaches to the vehicle's rear license plate and transmits images directly to the expansive 7" high resolution screen of a RoadMate 1700 or RoadMate 9055 GPS device. When the car is put into reverse, the GPS navigator will switch from map to rear-view mode, enabling drivers to view what is below the rear window.
The Back-Up Camera is both dustproof and waterproof to IP67 standard, and features a wide-angle viewing lens that provides a 120-degree viewing area behind the vehicle. The transmitter, which sits in the car's trunk, is also water resistant (to IPX4 standard). With a 45-foot range and a 45 degree camera vertical adjustment, the transmitter is adaptable for most vehicles, SUVs and RVs.
"The Magellan Wireless Back-Up Camera adds a substantial level of safety and security to your drive. Back-Up Cameras have proven to be useful devices in helping drivers get a more complete picture of what's behind them - such as small children or pets in the driveway - and helping them back into narrow, parallel parking spots. Combined with the confidence that a navigation device provides, the RoadMate with Back-Up Camera help you leave, arrive and park safely," said Mike Wagner, Senior Director, Product Marketing for Magellan GPS.
The Magellan Wireless Back-Up Camera kit comes complete with a license plate mountable camera, transmitter, wireless receiver, vehicle power adapter, installation hardware, and instructions. It is available at Amazon.com and automotive specialty shops, and retails at a MSRP of $149.99.
RoadMate GPS units with Wireless Back-Up Camera kit for review can be obtained by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About MiTAC Digital Corporation
MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate series portable car navigation, Outdoor and Mobile navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com.
Consumer Watchdog Says Senate Panel Should Subpoena Google Executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The refusal of Google's top executives, CEO Larry Page and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt to testify at a hearing by the Senate's antitrust subcommittee demonstrates a contempt for Congress and the full Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena the two executives, Consumer Watchdog said today.
Consumer Watchdog has been calling for Google CEO's sworn testimony before Congress for over a year and has distributed two popular online animated videos that have received more than half a million views that makes the case.
"How is it that Eric Schmidt has the time to hobnob at a gala White House State Dinner for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but cannot find time to answer important questions from a Senate committee," asked John M. Simpson, director of the nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group's Privacy Project. "What are Page and Schmidt afraid of? What do they have to hide? Congress should use its subpoena power to determine whether Google's dominance of the search industry is enabling the company to monopolize the Internet."
Google has proposed sending Chief Legal Officer David Drummond to a hearing, but a letter from U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, (D-WI), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Consumer Rights, and Senator Mike Lee, (R-UT) the panel's ranking Republican said the subcommittee would "strongly prefer" Page or Schmidt at the proceeding, "which will address fundamental questions of business operations rather than merely legal issues."
"For a company whose mission is openness and transparency, Google has an obligation to be open with Congress and the American people and have the top executives answers questions with openness and transparency," said Jamie Court, Consumer Watchdog president.
Consumer Watchdog has been calling for Congressional hearing on Google since the Wi-Spy scandal erupted last year in which it was revealed the Internet giant's Street View cars collected private information from Wi-Fi networks from millions of homes in 30 nations.
Consumer Watchdog is a non-partisan public interest organization with offices in Santa Monica, CA and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org
SOURCE Consumer Watchdog
CONTACT: John M. Simpson, +1-310-392-7041; cell: +1-310-292-1902; or Jamie Court; +1-310-392-0075; or Carmen Balber, +1-202-629-3043
SHENZHEN, China, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian Trading Co., a trading company that manufactures iPhone 4 cases and other cell phone covers, is pleased to announce its promotional activity of the rhinestone series phone cases from June 20 until further notice.
The rhinestone bling series iPhone 4 cases come directly from company partner, and are on sale at quite an affordable price. All rhinestone series cases are made of A class materials to guarantee products quality first. All products in stock are designed as per development of popular trends, with a variety of colors for customers' choice. Different designs lead to a different personality: cute models make people lovely and young, such as 3D cube bear phone case in rose pink; simple models like the knot bow case can make one decent and elegant while the zebra stripe model makes one look fashionable. Further introduction of the new popular models in market and by our special designer will be on sale from time to time.
Customization of the rhinestone cases is the largest change compared with other models. Our special staff can design the sample picture based on the customers' description about their wanted cases. To promote series of cell phone cases including rhinestone model, the company has given more than 30% discount and free shipping is available for not urgent orders.
To further improve our customer service, the company has just introduced a responsibility system, any after sale problems will be reflected to all departments to sort out and reach a solution to avoid or minimize the similar problems. Customers can get much more efficient and satisfactory solutions than before.
First Dual-Core, Dual-Channel, Dual Memory Superphone Primed to View, Create and Share 3D Content Including YouTube 3D
DALLAS and NEW YORK, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The ideal handset for on-the-move entertainment enthusiasts, LG THRILL(TM) 4G is the ultimate on-the-go superphone. Gamers will love it for the 3D games. Amateur cameramen will love the ability to create and share in 3D video. And, any customer looking for one of the most powerful and capable smartphones on the market will be delighted by the LG THRILL 4G.
-- LG THRILL 4G to arrive in AT&T company-owned stores and online this
summer with a leading suite of 3D content preloaded on the dual-core,
dual-channel, dual memory Android 2.2 superphone.
-- Glasses-free, 4.3-inch, 3D display provides access to portfolio of 3D
content including preloaded 3D games, the Gameloft(TM) 3D Store,
preloaded YouTube 3D, access to 3D movies from mSpot® and more.
-- Rear-facing dual five-megapixel stereoscopic cameras give users the
ability to create and share everyday life experiences in 3D, as well as
post to YouTube 3D.
LG THRILL 4G can revolutionize customer's multimedia experience with the ability to view, create and share in 3D on a glasses-free 3D display. LG THRILL 4G is the only smartphone in the U.S. to feature a 1 GHz dual-core, dual-channel, dual memory for the ultimate in performance when playing 3D games, shooting 3D video, or uploading 3D content.
Featuring rear-facing dual five-megapixel stereoscopic 3D cameras, LG THRILL 4G gives users the ability to shoot 720p video in 3D and capture crystal clear stills. LG THRILL 4G also enables owners to capture high-quality 3D content with 3D video stabilization technology that automatically corrects for shake during recording. LG THRILL 4G also can easily convert 2D content, including images and videos, into 3D with the push of a button.
Being a YouTube 3D lead phone, LG THRILL 4G comes preloaded with YouTube 3D, allowing users to easily share their 3D creations. Additionally, LG THRILL 4G comes preloaded with 3D games, including Let's Golf 2, Asphalt 6 and NOVA. Users also can access the Gameloft(TM) 3D Store and 3D movies from mSpot®.
LG THRILL 4G Specifications and Features
LG THRILL 4G runs the Android 2.2 platform and provides glasses-free viewing on a 4.3-inch WVGA display, which offers bright and flicker-free images in HD - 1080p in 2D and up to 720p in 3D. Ideal for sharing 3D or 2D content with a monitor, LG THRILL 4G features an HDMI connection with included cable and is DLNA capable for highest resolution playback of user-generated content. LG THRILL 4G also features AT&T Mobile Hotspot for connecting Wi-Fi enabled devices to the AT&T mobile broadband network.
LG THRILL 4G also has a front-facing camera and is the first from AT&T to come preloaded with the Qik video calling service for use over Wi-Fi.
3D Entertainment Summit
Today at the 2011 3D Entertainment Summit, part of CE Week in New York, Vice President of Marketing for LG Mobile Phones, Tim O'Brien, delivered remarks on technology's important role in the evolution of entertainment. Illustrating how 3D enabled mobile devices will be the next step in the natural evolution of entertainment, O'Brien declared that user-generated content will fuel the overall 3D experience. O'Brien added that with the launch of LG THRILL 4G all consumers will have access to this next-generation technology, breaking former accessibility, technology and content barriers. Media on site were able to demo LG THRILL 4G's 3D content and shoot and share capabilities. LG THRILL 4G will also be on display for media at the Digital Experience event at the Metropolitan Pavilion the evening of June 22.
AT&T Developer Program Webcast on 3D Content
As part of its mission to help developers create and market compelling applications, AT&T's Developer Program is conducting a free webcast on Thursday, June 23 where the program will provide an overview of building 3D content for the LG THRILL 4G. AT&T's Developer Program has ranked highest of all carrier developer programs for the past five years by Evans Data. Membership is free to all at http://developer.att.com.
"While consumer demand for 3D is relatively nascent, LG THRILL 4G both does 3D right and is also a superlative smartphone," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "With a 3D camera on a smartphone, user-generated content has the power to shape the evolution of 3D behavior. This is an amazing dual-core superphone."
"LG is pleased to offer a new standard by which mobile users can interact with their content that is more engaging and life-like than ever before," said Tim O'Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones. "This device adds a new dimension to smartphone performance and gives LG THRILL 4G an edge over other devices in the emerging superphone category."
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About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.
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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Viewdle Unleashes Vampire-Themed "Third Eye," First Mobile Augmented Reality Game Using Face Recognition
The Historically-Rooted Free Android Game Identifies You and Your Friends as Vampires or Slayers, Lets You Build Alliances to Defend Empires, Battle Mortal Enemies
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Viewdle (http://www.viewdle.com), the only independent mobile-focused visual analysis company, today launches the vampire-themed "Third Eye," the first mobile augmented reality game using Viewdle's face recognition technology. Available for free in the Android market, "Third Eye" (http://www.viewdle.com/products/Third_Eye) allows real-people to become part of a steampunk-style massive multiplayer role-playing game that's steeped in history.
"Third Eye" - the first in a three-part gaming trilogy - uses Viewdle's face recognition technology to read the symmetry and other features of a player's face. The game reveals whether the person is a bloodsucker or a vampire slayer - essentially uncovering one's long hidden, true nature by reading their "faceprint." Along with identifying which side you're on, "Third Eye" recognizes if those around you are allies or sworn enemies.
"We're excited to launch Viewdle's 'Third Eye,' which really pushes the boundaries of augmented reality gaming," says Marisol MacGregor, Viewdle's head of product management. "'Third Eye' brings together compelling gameplay, bleeding-edge computer vision technology, and a highly-stylized aesthetic to really show what is possible on this new breed of smartphones."
"Third Eye's" gameplay and narrative, developed across three continents, is rooted in European, Asian and Caribbean history as it assigns players to historically-based societies and clans. Through an accelerometer-based mission, players are assigned to one of eight orders, such as the Borgias, the power-grabbing family from Spain that gained control of the Papacy in Renaissance Europe; the Loogaroos, a sect whose origins are in the voodoo folklore tradition of Haiti; the Shinobis, the sixth-century secretive Japanese clan that gave rise to the ninjas; and the Order of the Rose, the German-based source of the covert society know as the Rosicrucians. Once assigned a warrior family, players assemble armies, form alliances, protect their empires and attack foes. The objective of the first part of "Third Eye" is to amass an army and establish alliances. The second and third parts, which will come out later this year, will pit the assembled clans against one another in battle.
"In April, we launched SocialCamera, a new app that turns your mobile phone camera into a real-time messaging application, and today we launch the Third Eye, the first mobile game built around computer vision," said Jason Mitura, chief product officer at Viewdle. "As this platform evolves, what's coming up is even more exciting, and we'll start opening up SDKs for the developer community to allow them to build Viewdle's leading technology into their own applications."
"Viewdle has vast experience in producing industry-first apps that leverage the company's technology," said Laurent Gil, co-founder and CEO, Viewdle. "The company uses sophisticated, proprietary algorithms to automatically create a 'faceprint' of the captured and saved frames of a person's face, allowing Viewdle to develop and launch a wide range of products."
Viewdle (http://www.viewdle.com) is the only independent mobile-focused visual analysis company. Viewdle is enabling the creation of new user experiences in mobile gaming, social networking, social media, advertising and marketing. Its best-of-breed recognition technology has been developed by its global research and development team, which includes nine PhDs.
Viewdle is a venture-backed company whose investors include: Qualcomm Ventures, Anthem Venture Partners, Best Buy Capital, and Blackberry Partners Fund. Viewdle is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with operations across Europe and South America.
AMETEK Launches California Instruments CSW Series AC/DC Power Sources
New Generation Instruments Integrate High Performance Power Source and Power Analyzer to Replace Multi-Unit Systems
SAN DIEGO, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK Programmable Power (http://www.programmablepower.com) today introduced the California Instruments CSW Series, a completely new generation of AC/DC power sources that address the demands for more features without additional cost. By combining a flexible AC/DC power source with a high performance power analyzer, the compact CSW Series is capable of handling complex applications that have traditionally required multiple systems. This high level of integration simplifies wiring, saves valuable rack space, and ultimately reduces system cost.
5,550 - 33,300 kVA Output
A direct-coupled, transformerless design allows the CSW Series to output AC and DC on up to three separate phases or on the same phase. A single unit provides up to 5,550 kVA output, and up to six units may be connected in parallel to provide up to 33,300 kVA output. Instead of changing configuration settings from a front panel or reconfiguring internal jumpers, as you need to do with other systems, all a user needs to do is to connect each auxiliary power source to the master power source with a system interface cable. When powered, the system recognizes that auxiliary units are connected and automatically configures itself.
Powerful Waveform Generation
Built around a modern, DSP-based digital controller, the CSW Series offers powerful waveform-generation capabilities allowing users to more easily generate complex harmonic waveforms, transient waveforms, and arbitrary waveforms than ever before. This controller allows the power source to provide both AC and DC outputs simultaneously on any of the three outputs. The AC outputs can run at frequencies up to 5 kHz, much higher than the typical 1.2 kHz offered by most other AC power sources.
The supplied Windows Graphical User Interface (GUI) program can be used to define harmonic waveforms by specifying amplitude and phase for up to 50 harmonics. The waveform data points are generated and downloaded by the GUI to the AC source through the remote interface. Up to 200 waveforms can be stored in nonvolatile memory and given a user defined name for easy recall.
Using the GUI program, users can also specify and generate arbitrary waveforms. The program includes a catalog of custom waveforms and also allows real-world waveforms captured on a digital oscilloscope to be downloaded to one of the many AC source's waveform memories.
The CSW series can also be ordered with firmware that provides pre-programmed test sequences for avionics testing and EMC testing. For avionics testing, there are options for both Airbus and Boeing test sequences, and includes both commercial and military tests. For EMC testing, test firmware is available for running IEC 61000 tests.
Waveform Acquisition and Harmonic Analysis
The CSW Series includes a measurement system that digitizes voltage and current waveforms in real time and stores measurements in a 4K deep sample buffer. This time domain information provides detailed information on both voltage and current waveforms. Waveform acquisitions can be triggered at a specific phase angle or from a transient program to allow precise positioning of the captured waveform with respect to the AC source output.
The front panel LCD displays captured waveforms with cursor readouts. The included GUI program also allows acquired waveform data to be displayed, printed, and saved to disk.
The CSW Series can also provide detailed harmonic information on acquired waveforms. Information on the first 50 harmonics of the fundamental voltage and current signals (up to 16 kHz) are available. Harmonic content can be displayed in both tabular and graphical formats on the front panel LCD for immediate feedback to the operator. Alternatively, the included GUI program can be used to display, print and save harmonic measurement data.
Other Key Features
The CSW Series has many other key features that make these power sources more effective and easier to use:
-- High Crest Factor. With a crest factor of up to 3.25:1; the CSW Series
AC source can drive difficult nonlinear loads with ease, delivering up
to 64 A of repetitive peak current (156 V range) per phase.
-- Ease of calibration. The CSW Series' voltage, current, phase angle, and
external signal input functions can be calibrated by using either the
front panel or GUI.
-- External Amplitude Modulation. The CSW Series provides an input that
allows users to modulate the output with an external signal. A 0-5 Vrms
provides 0 to greater than or equal to 20% modulation for each of the
three output phases (plus or minus 2% of full scale output). Users can
modulate any programmed function, be it internal or external.
-- External Sync Input. When this feature is enabled, the CSW Series will
track its output frequency and lock the Phase A output frequency to the
frequency of the TTL signal on the external sync input. Users can
program the phase angle of Phase A output relative to the edge of the
external TTL input. There is no jitter between the outputs and the
external TTL input.
-- External Direct Input. Users can tie any of the CSW Series' three phase
outputs to an external analog input. They can also program the gain on
each input separately.
-- External Gain Control. The CSW Series has two inputs that allows users
to set the gain externally on individual phases using an analog voltage.
The maximum gain for the high-voltage input is 44.13, the maximum gain
for the low-voltage input is 22.065.
-- Clock Output. When enabled, the CSW Series will output clock pulses in
sync with the output to enable two or three CSW Series units to sync
with one another for systems that require more than three phase output.
-- Sync Output. This TTL-level signal is available at either Sync Out BNC
connector on the rear panel or the Trigger BNC connector on the front
The CSW 5550 Series units are available 10-12 weeks after receipt of order.
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance at the Top of the PlayStation(R) Store
PARIS, June 22, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Gameloft, a leading developer of digital and social games, climbed to
the top of the list of most downloaded games on the PlayStation(R) Store
with Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, its action RPG for PS3? available on the
PlayStation(R) Network. Since its launch in April, the game was ranked
number 1 in the U.S. and reached an excellent number of downloads in Europe.
"We wanted to offer an action RPG that delivers a phenomenal gaming
experience in solo and multiplayer modes at a very affordable price," said
Julien Fournials, Senior Vice-President of Production at Gameloft. "We know
that we've reached our goal when our game is ranked number one. This proves
that players recognize the value of the games we have to offer."
With Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, players can brave the dangers of Gothicus
alone or in a party of up to 4 heroes. Players will be immersed for long
hours in the rich, gothic world including 30 settings as they take on the
main quest and sidequests, as well as find a nearly endless supply of items
to collect. To battle the hordes of monsters, players can choose between
classic controls and the PlayStation(R) Move motion controller. This allows
players to simulate point-and-click controls found in the best games of the
genre on PC.
For more information about Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, please visit:
A leading international publisher of downloadable games and titles for
social networks, since 2000 Gameloft(R) has established itself as one of the
top innovators in its field. Gameloft creates games for all digital
platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (Apple(R) iOS
and Android(R)), Triple Play Box, connected TVs, and consoles. Partnerships
with leading licensors such as UNO?, Spider-Man(R), James Cameron's
Avatar?, Ferrari(R) and Sonic Unleashed(R) allow Gameloft to form strong
relationships with international brands. Gameloft also operates its own
established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt?, Modern Combat 2:
Black Pegasus and N.O.V.A Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance(R). Gameloft is
present in all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and
employs over 4,000 developers. Gameloft is listed on the Paris Stock
Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA).
CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement After the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing on FCC Process Reform
WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on FCC process reform, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter released the following statement:
"CTIA believes that Chairman Walden's proposed legislation contains a number of elements that would promote predictability and transparency in the regulatory process. We look forward to ongoing discussions with Chairman Walden and his colleagues about how the FCC's process and authority can be improved and recast to better fit the realities of the twenty-first century's marketplace."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.
Leo Burnett Unveils New Ad Unit Created With Facebook® at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity
The Comment Ad Unit and Sponsored Story Are the First Ever Marketing Tools Developed by an Ad Agency with Facebook
CANNES, France, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Leo Burnett released the details of a new interactive ad unit created for Facebook. Designed by Leo Burnett Chicago, the new Comment ad lets brands spark conversations among friends by posting a video, photo, link or status and allowing people to respond. Via Facebook's platform, these conversations, in turn, can engage both a brand's fans and potential fans at scale.
On a global stage at today's Facebook seminar at Cannes - "Social By Design" - Carolyn Everson, Vice-President, Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook, revealed the new ad unit and related Sponsored Story, emphasizing its ability to enhance the way brands and people connect on Facebook.
"The collaboration between Facebook and Leo Burnett is particularly exciting," said Mark Renshaw, Chief Innovation Officer of Leo Burnett USA. "Through the creation of this ad unit we're helping Facebook and brands tap into people's desire and behavior to participate beyond brands' Facebook Pages."
The Comment ad unit was one of several ideas Leo Burnett submitted to Facebook for its 2010 Ad Expo, a call for submissions challenging ad agencies to create a new Facebook advertising unit that was inherently social by design. Leo Burnett called on its global creative leaders to design an innovative and organic way for brands to connect with Facebook users.
As the eighth type of premium ad unit offered on Facebook, the Comment ad unit starts off as a post - video, photo, link or status - to the brand's Facebook Page and also appears as an ad unit. From that point, Facebook users can comment or respond to the Page post through the ad unit. The conversations that follow can then be surfaced as Sponsored Stories, a way to drive additional exposure and engagement around the conversations between brands and consumers.
"We applaud Leo Burnett for providing brands with a new and unique way to spark conversations among people," said Blake Chandlee, VP of Global Agency Relations at Facebook. "With the most creative minds in the industry, agencies can and should be leading a new way of marketing that is personalized, social and engaging. We look forward to working with others to see future innovations that come from the agency community."
Facebook has given Leo Burnett and its clients two months of exclusive use of the new ad unit. Currently, Leo Burnett clients taking advantage of the Comment ad unit and Sponsored Story include, Allstate, Buick (General Motors), Hallmark, Samsung and The Ronald McDonald House Charities.
"The Comment ad is a great example of word-of-mouth-marketing at scale," said Renshaw. "It's an organic way to get brands into the conversations that hundreds of millions of Facebook users are having every day."
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About Leo Burnett Company, Inc.
Leo Burnett Worldwide (http://www.leoburnett.com) is one of the world's largest agency networks and the parent company of Leo Burnett and its marketing services arm, Arc Worldwide. Leo Burnett, a HumanKind communications company, has a simple and singular approach: put a brand's purpose at the center of communications to truly connect with people. Leo Burnett, one of the most awarded creative communications companies in the world, creates "Acts, not just Ads," for some of the world's most valuable brands including The Coca-Cola Company, Kellogg's, McDonald's, Hallmark, P&G, Allstate and Nintendo.
New Series Added to Slavery and Anti-Slavery, The Making of the Modern World and The Making of Modern Law
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced new series for three Gale Digital Collections - Slavery and Anti-Slavery, The Making of the Modern World and The Making of Modern Law.
"We are excited to publish additional installments of these important collections," said Jim Draper, vice president and publisher, Gale. "With these new releases, Gale continues to fulfill its mission to create essential resources for scholars and students in fields of high interest."
Draper added: "Most of the materials in these new installments have never been digitized before or even published in microfilm, making them fresh destinations for performing in-depth research in a variety of disciplines. Now, with substantial new content being added to the collections, students and researchers have the opportunity to create important new scholarship in many areas of study."
The new series, targeted to academic, special and public libraries, are currently available for purchase and trial and include:
-- Slavery and Anti-Slavery, Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World -
Complementing Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, which explored
the varying debates that surrounded the practice, experience and
abolition of slavery in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and the
Caribbean, Part II focuses on the Atlantic Slave Trade and its aftermath
through a corpus of historical printed documents and manuscript
collections. It documents the slave trade as a key global phenomenon
with ramifications for the study of commerce, philosophical and moral
issues, literature, empire, law, government and international relations.
Sourced from prestigious institutions worldwide, Slavery and
Anti-Slavery is considered to be the most important undertaking related
to the study of slavery, as nothing comparable currently exists. Future
series include Part III: Institution of Slavery and Part IV: Age of
-- The Making of the Modern World, Part II: 1851-1914 - Following on the
release of Part I: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Collection, 1450-1850, which
focused on the expansion of world trade, the Industrial Revolution and
the development of modern capitalism, Part II takes the series into the
early 20th century. Comprised mainly of monographs, reports,
correspondence, speeches, and surveys, this collection includes
international coverage of social, economic, and business history, as
well as political science, technology, industrialization and the birth
of the modern corporation. Cross-searchable with Part I of the series,
these collections combined provide access to 450 years of world history.
-- The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources II, 1763-1970 - Adding over
1.6 million pages of content sourced from the Harvard Law School
Library, Yale Law Library and the Law Library of Congress, this archive
supports far-reaching research in legal and social history. Scholars
interested in tracing major legal topics across states and territories
will find it valuable. It is comprised of United States codes,
constitutional conventions and compilations, and municipal codes, and is
cross-searchable with Primary Sources, Part I. Volumes in this
collection are, for the most part, not digitally available elsewhere,
making the collection particularly unique. The four previous components
in the series include: Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926;
Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978;
Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926; and Making of Modern Law:
Primary Sources, 1620-1926.
For more information on any of these Gale Digital Collections, please visit http://gdc.gale.com. For questions or to request a free trial, please contact Kristina Massari at email@example.com.
About Cengage Learning and Gale
Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Gale, part of Cengage Learning, serves the world's information and education needs through its vast and dynamic content pools, which are used by students and consumers in their libraries, schools and on the Internet. It is best known for the accuracy, breadth and convenience of its data, addressing all types of information needs - from homework help to health questions to business profiles - in a variety of formats. For more information, visit http://www.cengage.com or http://www.gale.cengage.com.
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O2 Secure Wireless, Inc. Enters Vendor Market to Provide Unlimited Wireless Voice, Text, Data, and VOIP Services to US Consumers.
O2 Secure Wireless Announces New Corporate Division and Secures Reseller Agreement to Provide Service on National Service Carriers Verizon and Sprint Networks
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O2 Secure Wireless, Inc. (PinkSheets: OTOW) is pleased to announce that the Company is introducing a new division under the brand name O2USA. This division of the Company will enter into the 302 million mobile subscriber markets and provide customers with unlimited service for very competitive rates. Services are slated to include unlimited cellular service in talk, text, and data, along with the very competitive $50 billion a year VOIP market (2010). Research forecasts the combined business and residential VOIP services market are expected to grow to $74.5 billion in 2015.
This new division will provide an immediate robust revenue stream for the Company. O2 Secure Wireless is expecting that in the development of O2USA.com, the Company will benefit across the board. Further details regarding the availability of these services to consumers will be eminently forthcoming. For plans and services please visit the website O2usa.com.
Today, it is no longer the norm for a few discriminating national carriers to reserve reseller contracts for national brands with massive distribution channels such as Virgin and Boost. "In the introduction into this sector O2 Secure Wireless is clearly in a highly desirable position. The potential here is unlimited," and we are excited to make the "O2" trademark a nationally recognized name, stated Val Kazia, Chief Executive Officer. He continued "Penetrating this sector of the industry is not easily achieved; we are very pleased to launch our new division." The O2USA.com website will be live very shortly.
About O2 Secure Wireless: O2 Secure Wireless is a Company that is involved in numerous wireless tower facilities development both in the US and abroad. The Company is also instrumental in the development of wireless communication services in the Caribbean as well as domestically. Under a recent merger with Earthcom Service Inc., the Company is currently being structured to provide affordable flat rate pre-paid wireless services in developing countries internationally.
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North American Tier One Carrier Selects Traffix Diameter Router Solution for LTE Network Deployment
FREEHOLD, New Jersey, June 22, 2011/PRNewswire/ --
Selection Followed Extensive Testing for Scalability
Traffix Systems, the Diameter control plane experts, today announced the
selection of the Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) Router solution
[http://www.traffixsystems.com/control.html ] by a North American tier one
carrier, following extensive performance testing proving the technological
superiority over other solutions. Most significantly, the Traffix SDC
handles up to 1 million Diameter messages per second (MPS) in a single
chassis, and demonstrates its robustness, high scalability and intelligent
routing control in 25 deployments worldwide.
As one of three Diameter solutions consolidated on the SDC platform, the
Traffix Diameter Router serves as a signaling network hub with intelligent,
contextually aware routing that simplifies integration, reduces operational
costs, and guarantees the reliability of quality of service.
"We are excited about the selection of our Signaling Delivery Controller
Router [http://www.traffixsystems.com/control.html ] solution in a North
American tier one carrier attesting to its technological superiority,"
commented Ben Volkow, CEO of Traffix Systems. "As networks become more
complex to support many more data-enabled devices and subscribers demand
advanced services like family data plans, operators require signaling to be
routed according to business oriented decisions. Another key factor in the
selection of the Traffix SDC was its ability to support exceptionally high
scalability of up to one million messages per second on a single chassis
enabling the carrier to succeed in its strategy for significant customer
The Traffix Diameter Router solution is fully compliant with 3GPP
Diameter Router Agent (DRA) for policy, 3GPP Interworking Function (IWF)
requirements and GSMA Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) guidelines for roaming, plus
many more. It was designed especially for large networks with complex
network architectures and multiple Diameter nodes that require central
signaling management, network troubleshooting visibility and intelligent
routing. The Traffix SDC answers carriers' needs for cost-effective
connectivity, unlimited scalability and simplified control in their
migration to LTE networks and will enable this North American tier one
carrier to maintain optimized performance for customer satisfaction.
Traffix is the Diameter control plane expert since 2005. Traffix leads
the control plane market with a range of Diameter products
[http://www.traffixsystems.com/sdc.html ] deployed at over 100 operators
worldwide. Traffix supports telecommunications service providers to build
high capacity, high performance data networks for a cost-efficient path to
4G. For more information, visit http://www.traffixsystems.com
CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Representative Eshoo's 4G Disclosure Legislation
WASHINGTON,June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to U.S. Representative Anna Eshoo's 4G disclosure legislation, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter released the following statement:
"We are concerned that the bill proposes to add a new layer of regulation to a new and exciting set of services, while ignoring the fact that wireless is an inherently complex and dynamic environment in which network speeds can vary depending on a wide variety of factors. Congress should resist calls to impose new regulations and instead focus on the real issue, which is making sure that America's wireless carriers have sufficient spectrum to lead the world in the race to deploy 4G services."
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (http://www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.
New IBM Analytics Technology Helps Clients Unlock Big Data
ARMONK, N.Y., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a new analytics appliance that allows organizations to analyze up to 10 petabytes of data in a matter of minutes. The technology is designed to help industries uncover patterns and trends from large data sets while meeting compliance mandates.
The new IBM Netezza High Capacity Appliance addresses a growing challenge where organizations are amassing huge amounts of data. Banks, insurance companies, healthcare organizations and communications services providers are required by industry regulators to retain massive amounts of data - in some cases up to a decade. As data retention laws continue to evolve, organizations are faced with a unique challenge to store and analyze ever-expanding "big data" sets that may not be directly related to daily operations, yet still hold potential business value.
Using the new appliance, businesses can now more easily sift through petabytes of data including banking and mobile phone transactions, insurance claims, electronic medical records and sales information. Companies can also analyze this information to reveal new trends on consumer sentiment, product safety, and sales and marketing effectiveness.
IBM Netezza appliances are workload optimized systems based on IBM BladeCenter technology that analyze petabytes of data significantly faster than competing options, and at a much lower total cost of ownership.
Unlike competitive technologies, the new appliance can be up and running in 24 hours and analyze data at a much lower cost per terabyte. The appliance is the first to be delivered by IBM since it acquired Netezza in November 2010.
Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource® for prices, values, and expert and consumer reviews on new and used vehicles, will be testing the new appliance to analyze click stream data created by users surfing their Web site. The company will be able to analyze this information to see what topics visitors cared most about, such as used and new vehicle prices, safety recall and warranty data, and vehicle buyer reviews.
"Kelley Blue Book will evaluate the new appliance to unlock the value of archived data in search of new ways to grow our business," said Karen Simmons, senior director of Data Warehousing at Kelley Blue Book. "This appliance allows organizations like ours to take a fresh look at historical information and use the insights we gain for competitive advantage."
Nearly 500 clients around the world are using Netezza technology today. Battelle's Pacific Northwest Division is using Netezza as part of the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project, the U.S.'s largest, regional collaboration. In the demonstration, 60,000 customers in 11 utilities, across five states, will share a unique digital signal for their smart meters that will allow them to make better decisions about their energy use.
"The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project uses IBM Netezza analytics to research new ways to improve the grid's ability to provide reliable, affordable and clean energy," said Ron Melton, the project's director. "Analytics allows us to verify the effectiveness of the smart grid technology being developed by the project, which is key to eventual scale up and support for renewable resources."
IBM Expands Big Data Analytics Portfolio
With today's news, IBM is expanding its Big Data analytics portfolio with Netezza technology to help clients capture and analyze all types of data on a massive scale.
IBM Netezza technology joins IBM's Hadoop-based BigInsights software, as well as Streams software -- both born in IBM Research -- creating the industry's broadest portfolio of workload optimized Big Data technologies.The software incorporates Watson-like technologies, including unstructured text analytics and indexing that allows users to analyze rapidly changing data formats and types on the fly.
IBM recently announced a $100 million investment for continued research on technologies and services that will enable clients to manage and capitalize on data as it continues to grow in diversity, speed and volume.
Quest Diagnostics Gazelle® Mobile Health Platform Now Available for Android Smartphones
MADISON, N.J., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services, today announced a new version of Gazelle, the company's mobile health platform, which now features compatibility with the fast-growing Google Android® smartphone operating system.
Gazelle for Android is now available for download free of charge at Gazelleapp.com and in the Android Market at market.android.com. Gazelle was originally introduced in October of last year for the Apple iPhone® and BlackBerry® platforms.
With Gazelle, patients in 33 states and the District of Columbia can receive their Quest Diagnostics laboratory test results directly on their smartphone. In addition, users can see, store and share their vital health information with ease and security while on the go.
"Quest Diagnostics is committed to empowering patients to take charge of their health," said Neil Desai, General Manager, Mobile Health, Quest Diagnostics. "With the availability of Gazelle for Android, we have expanded the reach and capabilities of our revolutionary health management platform."
Among the new features in the latest release of Gazelle:
-- Improved information sharing capabilities for email and fax;
-- And, based on user suggestions, the ability to add contact information
for multiple pharmacies and insurance companies in a single account.
Gazelle also features a mobile appointment scheduling application that allows patients to either enter their zip code to find a local Quest Diagnostics location, or to use the smartphone's GPS capability, which automatically identifies the patient's current location and displays the next available appointment times at the closest Quest Diagnostics locations.
About Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics is a pioneer in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care. Additional company information is available at http://www.QuestDiagnostics.com or follow us at Facebook.com/QuestDiagnostics and Twitter.com/QuestDX.
Contact:Glen Brandow (Media): 973-520-2800 or Glen.r.Brandow@questdiagnostics.comKathleen Valentine (Investors): 973-520-2900
Chelsio Wire Direct Enables New Benchmarks For Low Latency UDP, Multicast, Wire Tracing and Time Stamping
New Software Modules Enable Three Microsecond Latency For High Frequency Trading and Other Delay Sensitive Applications
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chelsio Communications, a leading provider of 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters, ASICs and unified storage solutions, today announced the availability of its WireDirect(TM) technology: software modules that enable direct wire access from user space to the Chelsio T4 network adapter with complete bypass of the kernel, which results in an ultra-low, three microsecond deterministic latency 10Gb Ethernet solution for high frequency trading and other delay-sensitive applications.
The Chelsio WireDirect(WD) modules include WD-QP (Queue Pair), WD-UDP with Multicast, and WD-TRACE. The WD-QP module provides queue pairs for the user space through which the user application can directly send and receive Ethernet packets to the wire without having to go through a kernel stack. It provides 100 percent kernel bypass and zero copy with packet polling for data to and from the network wire.
WD-UDP with Multicast is layered on top of the WD-QP which in turn is layered on top of the actual T4 silicon. WD-UDP with Multicast is a user-space UDP stack with Multicast address reception and socket acceleration that enables users to run their existing UDP socket applications unmodified. WD-TRACE allows direct on-the-wire packet tracing for applications that require packet capture, time stamping and sniffing.
WD-QP performance has been measured at 3.0us and WD-UDP with Multicast at 3.2us. iWARP and MPI latency is 3.4us and 3.6us respectively.
"High Frequency Trading has transformed the investment landscape, but inefficiencies in the network get magnified with the continual increase in traffic and complexity. Our Wire Direct software creates a fast path for UDP and multicast traffic with the shortest delay possible, enabling the building of state-of-the-art trading infrastructures based on Ethernet," said Kianoosh Naghshineh, president and CEO of Chelsio.
The WD Technology
The WD-QP API provides an asynchronous RDMA Verbs-like interface allowing zero-copy low latency Ethernet Communication. It is intended to be used by middleware to implement a full user mode Ethernet interface, as well as by custom applications needing low latency/high packet rates. The API provides a QP interface for sending and receiving Ethernet packets.
The WD-UDP with Multicast module provides an accelerated Sockets interface for sending and receiving both unicast and multicast UDP datagrams. No application changes are required to take advantage of WD-UDP with Multicast. The WD socket library accelerates Socket calls and applications that use these calls will exercise the WD-UDP logic to provide seamless I/O acceleration. WD-UDP also supports end-to-end traffic prioritization and application I/O QoS through the network interface card and the switch.
WD-TRACE is a user level module that is built on top of WD-QP (similar to WD-UDP with Multicast) and allows bi-directional, direct on the wire packet tracing, packet capture and packet filtering at line rates up to 20Gbps by bypassing the host OS kernel and I/O stack and going directly to the user space. The hardware packet time stamping capabilities have an ultra-precise resolution of 3.6 nanoseconds. Additionally, WD-TRACE allows concurrent low-latency WD-UDP operation; when required the trace traffic travels on a separate path through the NIC and goes into a different DMA queue that's handled by a dedicated core and thus not disruptive to the regular inbound traffic.
The WD-QP, WD-UDP with Multicast and WD-TRACE for Linux are available now from Chelsio and its distributors. Additional software modules will be released over the next six months.
About Chelsio Communications, Inc.
Chelsio Communications is delivering the high speed interconnect technology for virtualized data centers, cloud service installations, and high performance computing environments with its highly scalable and programmable fourth generation 10Gb Ethernet Unified Wire adapters. Chelsio also offers software and silicon technology that enables the development of high performance vertical solutions. For more information, visit the company online at http://www.chelsio.com.
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Chelsio Communications, Inc.
CONTACT: Tim Helms, Chelsio Communications, +1-408-962-3677
Moontoast Enables SoundCloud Users to Sell on Facebook
Moontoast Impulse Application Has Musicians Covered From Recording to Revenue
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --What do you get when you combine more than four million sound creators, 750 million potential fans, a unique audio platform, and a powerful social commerce engine? A whole lot of possibilities. That is exactly what has been created by the recent collaboration between Moontoast and SoundCloud. Using SoundCloud's developer API, Moontoast now gives SoundCloud users a quick and easy way to offer their original music, recordings and merchandise directly to their Facebook fans. The Moontoast Impulse(TM) Facebook application allows direct-to-fan sales capabilities, providing artists with new and exciting commerce opportunities.
Moontoast Impulse is a Facebook application that lets music fans play, share, and buy the work of their favorite artists, directly from within the Facebook experience. The Impulse storefront lives on an artist's Facebook page and can be promoted in the artist's News Feed. Fans are able to listen to tracks, share the store with their friends, and purchase digital downloads, physical merchandise, and tickets -- all without ever leaving Facebook.
SoundCloud is an audio platform that enables anyone to create, record, promote, and share his or her original sounds across the web. With more than four million users, they represent the fastest-growing audio platform and a community of sound creators who are taking the web by storm. SoundCloud's cornerstone product is a unique waveform player that allows anyone to share their tracks and other sound content online, and collect feedback from listeners.
In addition to developing their own technology, the SoundCloud team has made an API available to third-party developers. The resulting integrated applications provide SoundCloud users with incremental features. The Moontoast Impulse integration lets users quickly and easily access their SoundCloud track from the Impulse application. The benefit: a nearly instantaneous social storefront on Facebook - open for business in only a few clicks.
"We think the addition of direct-to-fan sales on Facebook through the Moontoast Impulse app is going to provide great opportunities for our users," says Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud's founder and CEO. "This is another example of how important it is to let third party developers build on our API - they create awesome new ways for our users to get even more out of our platform and that makes everyone happy."
Blair Heavey, Moontoast CEO, comments, "We love what SoundCloud is doing to take sound creation and distribution mainstream. Their amazing community is like YouTube for audio -- we're glad we can deliver a great solution that brings social commerce into the mix. Working together, SoundCloud and the Impulse application give artists unique and profitable ways to bring their music directly to the fans - and no middle men required."
Moontoast provides social commerce solutions for affinity-based product brands, musicians, authors, celebrities, athletes, and specialty retailers. Moontoast's platform - including Facebook commerce, distributed stores, and commerce communities - provides new audience-building and revenue-generating opportunities combined with powerful social analytics. For more information, visit http://www.moontoast.com, or check out Moontoast Impulse(TM) at http://www.fanimpulse.com.
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, is an audio platform that enables anyone to create, record, promote and share their sounds on the web, in a simple, accessible and feature-rich way. SoundCloud allows sound creators to instantly record audio; upload large files; share them publicly and privately; embed sound across websites and blogs; receive detailed analytics, plus feedback from the community directly onto their waveform player. For more information go to: http://soundcloud.com.