Web-based Client Service Tool Provides More Transparency and Greater Access to Critical Data
GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman and WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Walkers Corporate Services is pleased to announce a series of enhancements made to its online Client Portal.
In an increasingly global financial environment, the Client Portal has made it possible for global corporations and financial institutions to have information and documents available at their fingertips 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. Walkers Corporate Services has added new tools and resources that will help users comply with corporate filing requirements as the demand for transparency grows in the U.S. and around the world.
"The enhancements to our Client Portal will ensure that users meet filing deadlines and payment schedules. It will help our clients comply with regulatory obligations with more ease, whilst at the same time providing increased transparency throughout the process," said Anne Dolan, Chartered Secretary with Walkers Corporate Services.
New features include an interactive component that provides clients with a live overview of their corporate filing requirements across all jurisdictions. Clients can also sign up for email alerts that advise of upcoming filing deadlines and events, and notifications as to when documents have been uploaded to the Client Portal. A further enhancement is an international event calendar which highlights public holidays and other important dates across multiple jurisdictions served by Walkers Corporate Services.
"Some of our clients are managing hundreds of companies," Ms. Dolan added. "In today's fast-paced world deals are closing literally in the middle of the night. Having easy, secure access to details and data with a few clicks of a mouse ensures that our clients can meet deadlines and fuel global business deals."
The increased functionality of the Client Portal follows the existing security and permission structure tailored for each client, thereby ensuring that the right people have access to the right statutory information and documents. Other features include an industry news feed, entity management, and immediate access to billing and payment history. For a complete list of benefits and features, please visit the Client Portal section of Walkers' website, http://www.walkersglobal.com.
In October 2009, Walkers became the first offshore law firm to offer an online Client Portal. Since then, Walkers Corporate Services has continued to lead the market with enhancements and client training around this service. The Client Portal is available for all global entities within Walkers Corporate Services' international network.
About The Walkers Group
The Walkers Group is comprised of leading offshore law firm, Walkers, and management services provider, Walkers Management Services, which provides special purpose vehicle (SPV), fund and corporate services from offices in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Delaware, Dubai, Dublin and Hong Kong.
For more information on the Walkers group, visit us on the web at http://www.walkersglobal.com or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact Walkers by phone, call our Cayman Islands office at +345-949-0100.
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Omnilink Systems and the AmberWatch Foundation Launch the AmberWatch GPS Child-Location Solution
Location-Based Service Enables Parents to Monitor Their Child's Location to Help Ensure their Safety and Security
ATLANTA, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A child is reported missing every 40 seconds and more than 260,000 children are abducted each year. In order to help ensure the safety and security of all children, the AmberWatch Foundation (http://www.AmberWatchFoundation.org) and Omnilink Systems (http://www.omnilink.com) have joined together to launch AmberWatch GPS, the most powerful mobile solution available to parents that need or want to know their child's location any time of any day.
Based on Omnilink's award-winning FocalPoint(TM) platform and an array of different tracking devices, AmberWatch GPS uses cellular networks and GPS to track the location of children of all ages. From the AmberWatch GPS site - http://www.AmberWatchGPS.com - parents can view their child's location on a map, set up schedules when they want their child to be located automatically, create "safety zones", and set up a range of different text and email notifications.
AmberWatch GPS is available to all parents and can be used with both a dedicated tracking device and/or a cell phone their child already carries. Whether a family has one or many children, a single AmberWatch GPS account can be used to monitor as many children as necessary.
"Omnilink is honored to play a key role in enabling the tracking technology behind AmberWatch GPS," says Kelly Gay, CEO of Omnilink. "Our comprehensive LBS platform will help give parents peace of mind and a suite of highly effective tools for ensuring their children's safety."
"The AmberWatch Foundation is thrilled to be working with Omnilink to bring their best-of-breed location technologies into the fight to protect our nation's children against child predators," says AmberWatch Foundation CEO Keith Jarrett.
AmberWatch GPS is part of a family of new child safety and security products that the AmberWatch Foundation has partnered with different technology leaders to create. These solutions are all offered to help keep kids safe from the dangers of the digital world. Portions of the proceeds of AmberWatch GPS help fund the new AmberWatch Alert system (http://www.AmberWatchAlert.org) that the AmberWatch Foundation launched in June 2010.
"To connect communities with the goal of protecting our children, we created a system that spreads the word about predators before they can harm our children," says Jarrett. "Parents subscribing to AmberWatch Alert receive FREE email alerts if a child predator is, or has recently been, preying on children in any of their selected zip codes of interest. Information on predators is received through multiple sources, then vetted and authenticated by the AmberWatch Foundation before an official AmberWatch Alert email is issued."
AmberWatch alerts are graded based on the level of concern, combining community proactivity and awareness with authentication and appropriate law enforcement involvement.
"Parents, schools, and police are always on the lookout for possible predators, but until now there was no organized way to unify this effort or share this information beyond a single school," says Jarrett. "When an 'Amber Alert' goes out, the abduction has already taken place. Now, with the AmberWatch Alert system, parents are united and armed with information to prevent abduction."
About Omnilink Systems
Omnilink Systems is a leading provider of end-to-end LBS (location-based services) for any tracking solution. Pairing its award-winning FocalPoint(TM) software with hardware, services and networks, Omnilink offers the most accurate, reliable and cost effective platform for powering location-aware mobile devices and applications. Working with tier-one carriers, Fortune 100 companies, leading nonprofits and hundreds of government agencies through its Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) model, Omnilink helps ensure the safety, security and productivity of people and valuable assets. For more information, please visit http://www.omnilink.com.
AmberWatch Foundation was established in 2004, with the mission to provide educational programs and innovative technologies that proactively and preemptively protect children against abduction, predators and the dangers of the digital world. Initiatives such as the "Be Safe!" Education Program have garnered the support of Foundation Champions from our nation's law enforcement, professional sports, media, and entertainment arenas, and earned AmberWatch Foundation distinction as a GuideStar verified nonprofit organization. The AmberWatch Foundation is a 501c3 national not for profit organization, headquartered in Seal Beach, California.
SOURCE Omnilink Systems
CONTACT: For AmberWatch Foundation: Hesh Rephun of Raging Artists, +1-310-858-8074, Hesh@RagingArtists.com; For Omnilink Systems: Valerie Christopherson of Global Results Communications, +1-949-608-0276, firstname.lastname@example.org
JetBlue and ViaSat Announce 21st Century Inflight Broadband Connectivity
~ LiveTV will Certificate and Install System ~
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) and ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) today announce the intent to create the industry's best inflight broadband for commercial aviation, using ViaSat's innovative high-capacity satellite technology.
"This system will be designed for the 21st century, not just for today's personal connectivity needs, but with the bandwidth to expand to meet tomorrow's needs as well," said Dave Barger, JetBlue's Chief Executive Officer. "In just the three years since we launched BetaBlue, the first commercial aircraft with simple messaging capability, technology has advanced by generations. Rather than invest in current technology, designed to transmit broadcast video and audio, we elected to partner with ViaSat to create broadband functionality worthy of today's interactive personal technology needs."
ViaSat and JetBlue have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the provision of in-flight broadband access and other services for customers on JetBlue's fleet of more than 160 aircraft using ViaSat advanced Ka-band satellites. Under the arrangement, ViaSat will provide Ka-band antenna components and SurfBeam®2 modems for installation on the airline's EMBRAER E190 and Airbus A320 aircraft types along with two-way transmission bandwidth services using the WildBlue-1 and high-capacity ViaSat-1 satellites. JetBlue subsidiary, LiveTV LLC, will manage the integration of the ViaSat broadband and related components onboard the aircraft as well as providing the Wi-Fi enabled services into the overall cabin experience.
"JetBlue is the perfect partner to introduce our next generation ViaSat-1 broadband network to the commercial aviation market," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat CEO and Chairman. "JetBlue is famous for customer service and in-flight entertainment. The breakthrough bandwidth economics of ViaSat-1 extends the passenger internet experience beyond just e-mail and web pages and creates a world of possibilities for personalized broadband entertainment. This is exactly the type of application and user experience that we believe will help transform the satellite broadband industry. "
LiveTV, a wholly owned subsidiary of JetBlue, will install and lead the certification process of the new system. Because the product will be the first of its kind for commercial aviation, the system must be tested, and certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration, prior to installation fleet-wide. JetBlue and ViaSat expect the first installations to occur by mid-2012.
Further, ViaSat and LiveTV intend to partner to bring the same advance Ka-band satellite broadband services to the airline industry, including to LiveTV's existing customer base of airlines.
"Combining LiveTV's expertise in entertainment and content management with ViaSat's satellite technology means we can create products and services for airline customers that are unparalleled in the industry today," said Glenn Latta, LiveTV's President.
JetBlue and ViaSat have completed the non-binding MOU with the intent of signing a definitive agreement before the end of this calendar year.
About JetBlue Airways
Voted "Most Eco-Friendly Airline" by Zagat's Airline Survey in 2008 and 2009, New York-based JetBlue Airways has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier also ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, a customer satisfaction recognition received for the sixth year in a row. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue is now pleased to offer customers Lots of Legroom and super-spacious Even More Legroom seats. JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit http://www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 61 cities with 650 daily flights. New service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington, DC and to Bradley International Airport in Hartford, CT begins in November. The airline also intends to serve Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2011. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information or reservations call 1-800-JET-BLUE (1-800-538-2583), TTY/TDD 1-800-336-5530 or visit http://www.jetblue.com.
ViaSat produces satellite and other wireless communication products for fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location for both government and commercial customers. Products include satellite networks, terminals and processors for wireless military communications, secure networking devices, and wireless test and training systems. ViaSat also owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements that refer to DoD transition to execution of a definitive agreement, the development of a joint in-flight broadband system, expected performance of the broadband system and scope of the system installations. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include continued turmoil in global financial markets and economies; the availability and cost of credit; the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at http://www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
SOURCE JetBlue Airways
CONTACT: JetBlue Corporate Communications, CorporateCommunications@jetblue.com, +1-718-709-3089; JetBlue Reservations (800) JET-BLUE (538-2583), TTY/TDD: 1-800-336-5530, http://www.jetblue.com; ViaSat Media Contact, Joe LoBello, or Scott Cianciulli, both of Brainerd Communicators, +1-212-986-6667
AuraSound Announces Industry's 1st Wireless 5.1 TV Soundbar
SANTE FE SPRINGS, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ --
AuraSound, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARUZ) has announced the successful launch
of the industry's 1st wireless 5.1 soundbar for TV's. This newly developed
wireless product offers crisp acoustic performance via a 42" soundbar with
three channels, plus two satellite rear channels and a sub-woofer and also
includes a sleek visual design. Volume shipments commenced last month.
"We are very excited to introduce the wireless 5.1 soundbar which will
immerse individuals in a rich audio experience from their home entertainment
systems." Mr. Harald Weisshaupt, President and CEO stated. "The response
from both our retail and OEM customers has been outstanding. I am pleased with
the company's continuing progress towards our vision of becoming a leading
wireless home entertainment solutions provider worldwide. With the launch of
our new 32" 2.1 soundbar previously, we have a product portfolio which will
provide a foundation for the aggressive growth envisioned by our strategic
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risks, uncertainties and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the
control of AuraSound. Any statements in this press release that are not
statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements, including, but
not limited to, those relating to the AuraSound's long-term strategic
objectives. Actual events, performance or results could differ materially from
the anticipated events, performance or results expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. BEFORE MAKING ANY INVESTMENT DECISIONS REGARDING
OUR COMPANY, WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU TO READ THE SECTION ENTITLED "RISK
FACTORS" IN OUR MOST RECENT ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED
AT http://www.SEC.GOV. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
About AuraSound, Inc.
AuraSound has over 20 years experience specializing in the design and
manufacturing of high-end speakers, consistently providing people with an
optimal audio experience. AuraSound's broad range of products include
high-quality drivers for TV's and laptops, state-of-the art subwoofers and
tactile transducers. AuraSound's products are based on patented and
proprietary NRT(R) Drivers, BassShakers(TM), Line Source(TM) tweeters and more.
With their recent acquisition of ASI Audiotechnologies, they have added an
industry leading TV soundbar business, additional proprietary transducer
technology, application specific amplifier designs, and award winning ID
designs. For more information visit the company web site at http://www.aurasound.com .
For more information, please contact:
Executive VP, Sales & Marketing
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ClearOne Launches New NetStreams Website for Residential Electronic Systems
New site highlights increased focus on home automation as well as entertainment features.
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne (http://www.clearone.com) (Nasdaq: CLRO), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, today launched a new website for its NetStreams brand of residential A/V distribution and home control systems (http://www.netstreams.com).
The new website streamlines the user experience and brings together product line overviews, product specifications, forums, training, and support materials in an easy to navigate format. The site highlights how NetStreams systems can be used for both entertainment and home automation control. Netstreams.com is the place to also catch the latest company and product news, as well as find out where NetStreams is showcasing its IP-enabled entertainment systems for the digital home.
"The newly redesigned site gives visitors the visual experience of our products, as well as providing the NetStreams product information they are looking for," said Buzz Goddard, Vice President of Worldwide Residential Sales at ClearOne. "NetStreams understands the importance of accessible information, especially when customers are looking for the right NetStreams product to fit their needs. The site also encompasses the newly launched Dealer Training site that has been completely redesigned."
Custom electronics installers and system designers can visit NetStreams this week at the CEDIA EXPO in booth # 2606 in Atlanta, GA. The Expo is the leading trade show for the residential electronic systems industry.
ClearOne is a global communications solutions company that develops and sells conferencing, collaboration, streaming media and connectivity systems for audio, video, and web applications. The reliability, flexibility and performance of our advanced comprehensive solutions enhance the quality of life through better communication, education, and entertainment.
NetStreams, recently acquired by ClearOne, delivers the ultimate IP A/V experience by distributing high definition audio and video over TCP/IP networks. NetStreams' products offer unprecedented levels of performance, functionality, simplicity, reliability, and expandability. By combining audio/video content, meta-data and control signals into one stream incorporating industry standards, NetStreams' newly patented StreamNet® solutions are a smart investment, enabling the Power of AV over IP(TM) - today.
NetStreams' StreamNet technology provides elegant solutions for streaming media & control applications such as digital signage, distribution of HD video and audio, LAN Cloud Matrix Switching(TM), and audio paging over data networks.
ClearOne PR Contact:
Richard S. Roher, APR
Roher Public Relations
917-207-9604 (cell) http://www.roherpr.com
Tipard Studio Brings You a Stunning High-Definition World: See More and Sharper
BEIJING, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With the rapid development of digital technology, people have higher and higher requirements towards audiovisual experience. They want to see a more sharp and vivid picture to make their digital life more colorful and interesting. Therefore, diverse HD technologies and devices have mushroomed all over the world, which brings people to the high-definition age.
However, although HD players and recorders have brought multimedia users fabulous audiovisual enjoyment, they also bring people much more trouble on compatibility. For example, after recording a video clip with a Sony camera, you may be not able to view it in a general video player. Feel disappointed? Here Tipard Studio recommends a series of HD converters, Blu-ray Converter, MOD Converter, MTS Converter, TS Converter and M2TS Converter, any of which surely will help you easily solve all these troubles. Then you can easily enjoy all types of HD videos.
Tipard Blu-ray Converter, also called Blu-ray ripper, has a powerful deciphering function to remove DRM protections (AACS, BD+, MKB V18 and the newly released MKB V19) from any Blu-ray disc. Then, users can easily preview, edit or convert their Blu-ray movie. With excellent converting function, this Blu-ray converter enables users to convert any Blu-ray disc, DVD or video file to many popular video or audio formats, which are compatible with many mainstream mobile players, such as iPhone, iPhone 4G, iPod touch 4, iPad, etc. It is available now at $39.00. For more information about this wonderful software, please visit this webpage: http://www.tipard.com/blu-ray-converter.html.
As an essential HD video mate, Tipard MOD Converter can help users convert MOD video files to various HD video formats or different general video formats, including MP4, MPG, MOV, VOB, AVI, 3GP, FLV, HD H.264, HD WMV, HD AVI, etc. Also, the versatile video editing functions aim to help users freely edit HD video, so as to create customized video as they like. With this MOD converter, users can truly enjoy their HD video without any trouble. This application is available now at $20.00. For more information about it, please visit this webpage: http://www.tipard.com/mod-converter.html.
Tipard MTS Converter, one of the best HD converters, has unmatched converting function to allow users to freely convert MTS video file to many mainstream HD video formats and other video or audio files. Plus, with intuitive interface and simple operation steps, Tipard users -- and even computer novices -- can finish the operation with only a few mouse clicks. It is available now at $35.00. For more details about this app, please visit this webpage: http://www.tipard.com/mts-converter.html.
Another multifunctional HD converter, Tipard TS Converter is a very user-friendly TS converter, which aims to rip or convert TS video file to other HD video formats to suit different HD players, such as Apple TV, Sony Walkman, PSP, Wii, Xbox, Mobile Phone, etc. In addition, with advanced encoding and decoding technologies, this TS converter can provide users with fast conversion and sound output quality. It is available now at $35.00. For more information about this software, please visit this webpage: http://www.tipard.com/ts-converter.html.
Last but not the least, M2TS Converter is available to convert M2TS to WMV, AVI, MP4, HD videos and other popular video formats. Also, users can easily extract various audio files from M2TS files, such as AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. What's more, it supports batch conversion, which allows users to load a single video file many times and set different output formats for each in one conversion. This software is available now at $35.00. For more details about it, please visit this webpage: http://www.tipard.com/m2ts-converter.html.
All in all, with powerful converting function, video editing function, batch conversion and simple operation, Tipard HD converters can give multimedia users a sharper and more lifelike world.
OS Supported: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP and Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: 800MHz Intel or AMD CPU, or above
RAM: 512MB RAM or more
About Tipard Studio
As a leading player in the multimedia software field, Tipard Studio always makes bringing multimedia users the best software its responsibility, and keeps being innovative and competitive. With advanced technologies and a first-class R&D team, it has constantly developed many excellent multimedia desktop applications, which are very popular among Windows and Mac users. For more details about Tipard Studio, please visit: http://www.tipard.com.
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CONTACT: Eric Zhang of Harbour Software, +86-13260286758, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Committee of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. Informs Parent Company that it Continues to Analyze Parent's Acquisition Proposal
BEIJING, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Qiao Xing Mobile
Communication Co., Ltd. (NYSE: QXM), a manufacturer of mobile handsets in the
People's Republic of China, today announced that the special committee of its
board of directors has provided a letter to Qiao Xing Universal Resources, Inc.
(Nasdaq: XING, or "XING") stating as follows:
The Special Committee (the "Special Committee") of the board of directors
of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd ("QXM") wishes to provide you with
an update with respect to the status of its response to the offer of Qiao Xing
Universal Resources, Inc ("XING") to acquire all of the outstanding shares of
QXM that it does not currently own (the "Minority Shares"), by way of a Scheme
of Arrangement under British Virgin Islands law (the "Proposed Offer"). The
Special Committee is continuing its process to evaluate the Proposed Offer
with the assistance of its advisors and, as you may be aware, has requested
additional information from both QXM and XING. The Special Committee will
respond to the Proposed Offer as soon as is practicable. However, the Special
Committee will not have completed its work in time to meet the September 22,
2010 response deadline that XING has imposed. Please be assured that the
Special Committee is working carefully and diligently with its advisors to
evaluate the Proposed Offer in a manner consistent with the best interests of
QXM and the holders of the Minority Shares.
In this regard, the Special Committee has received, and is considering,
communications from several institutional shareholders of QXM in which such
shareholders have indicated that they did not believe the Proposed Offer was
sufficient and that they did not support the Proposed Offer, noting among
other things that as of June 30, 2010 both the net asset value per share, and
the cash value per share, of QXM was substantially in excess of the value per
share of QXM represented by the Proposed Offer. This information is relevant.
We have provided copies of such communications to XING for XING's information
About Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of mobile
handsets in China. QXM manufactures and sells mobile handsets based primarily
on the GSM, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA technologies. It operates its business
primarily through CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., its 96.6%-owned subsidiary in China.
Through its manufacturing facility in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China, and
two research and development centers in Huizhou and Beijing, QXM develops,
produces and markets a wide range of mobile handsets, with increasing focus on
differentiated products that generally generate higher profit margins. For
more information, please visit http://www.qxmc.com .
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"is/are likely to," "may," "plan," "potential," "will" or other similar
expressions. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements
about QXM's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number
of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those
contained in any forward-looking statement. Information regarding these
factors is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
QXM does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement,
except as required under applicable laws. All information provided in this
press release is as of September 22, 2010, and QXM undertakes no duty to
update such information, except as required under applicable laws.
For further information, please contact:
Ms. Lucy Wang, Vice President
Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
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Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
CONTACT: Lucy Wang of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., +86-10-8219-3883, email@example.com
High Speed Video Adds Collaboration to Enterprise Grade Video Communications and Desktop-Telepresence Software Platform
Integrated text-messaging and desktop-sharing features provide enhanced enterprise collaboration capabilities with the industry's only software based end-point and managed services' platform for video communications
RAMSEY, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- High Speed Video (HSV), the only provider of software based enterprise-grade video communications and desktop-telepresence as an end-to-end managed service, announced today that it has expanded its platform to support advanced collaboration features in HSV ClearVision(TM) desktop video communications software. ClearVision is designed to work with any web cam equipped PC, giving it fully featured video conferencing end-point capabilities. The new collaboration features include, instant messaging, desktop sharing and document sharing integrated with ClearVision video communication features.
"The advantage of being a software based end point is that we can not only extend deep into the enterprise, but also integrate key desktop applications to bring video based communication and collaboration to the next level not possible with traditional video conferencing and telepresence systems," said Michael Maresca, CEO of High Speed Video. "We are taking the ubiquitous presence and tremendous power of desktops in the enterprise to democratize video communications, particularly given the increasing role of telecommuting and virtual teams within any enterprise. With HSV ClearVision enterprises can truly leverage video communications as an organizational core competency rather than something restricted to the executive suite."
Integrating Collaboration with Desktop Telepresence
The new features integrate with ClearVision to allow enterprise users to securely share documents, create instant message sessions with all or restricted participants, and share desktops within a video communications session. These capabilities are enabled with the objective of making video communications more effective and powerful as an enterprise solution.
These collaboration features are also uniquely enabled by High Speed Video on account of its patented solution that is designed to deliver enterprise grade video quality, reliability, and security within a hosted Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environment. The advantages of such a hosted service is that new features can be added and managed without fork lift upgrades or even enterprise IT involvement.
Integrating Executive Suites with the Edge of the Enterprise:
HSV's managed software platform also allows bridges existing telepresence rooms and video conferencing systems from other leading manufacturers into an integrated service, thereby allowing executive suites and desktop users to be connected on a common platform for video communications.
This capability allows field offices, remote offices and even road warriors to establish video communications with executive suites. This ability to bridge disparate systems and video communications platforms also allows HSV to efficiently connect enterprises with their customers using both third party systems and software based endpoints. HSV provides this as a turnkey managed solution without requiring IT upgrades or any behind the firewall setup on part of the enterprise.
Bridging Video Conferencing with Video Broadcast
By providing software based endpoints that can integrate desktops into HSV video communications' service, HSV allows endpoints to become clients for enterprise broadcasts. This uniquely provides a single platform that performs the functions of telepresence / video conferencing and video broadcast simultaneously. In the absence of HSV, such dual video applications rely on two distinct infrastructures, where video broadcast requires streaming servers, desktop clients and IT configuration to allow executive suite briefings to be broadcast to the entire enterprise for desktop viewing. In addition, HSV can support advanced video functionality such as video based Q&A not possible with one to many broadcast only systems.
The new collaboration features are currently in final beta tests with select customers and will be commercially available by end of Q3, 2010. Existing users of ClearVision will receive automatic upgrades to the new features. More information is available by contacting the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About High Speed Video:
High Speed Video (HSV) is the first and only software based, fully managed service delivering enterprise grade video communications that is within the reach of large enterprises and small businesses alike. By democratizing enterprise video communications - video conferencing and telepresence - through a patented IP network based Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, HSV is extending the reach of affordable video communications to every desktop and mobile handset within an enterprise.
HSV is deployed worldwide across major global brand name enterprise customers. Our customers include NFL, MLB, and others. HSV has been nominated for a Sports Emmy for use in the NFL's highly successful Team Cam network. Headquartered in Ramsey, New Jersey, HSV is privately held. For more information visit: http://www.hsvideo.net or email: email@example.com.
+1 617 840-6788
SOURCE High Speed Video
High Speed Video
CONTACT: Sam Vasisht of 21TechMedia LLC for High Speed Video, +1-617-840-6788, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dropbox for BlackBerry now available; Millions of people now using Dropbox mobile apps for productivity on the go
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Dropbox, the leading provider of Internet file and document syncing and sharing services, today announced a new set of mobile apps, including updates for the company's popular iPhone, iPad and Android apps, and the first release of the new Dropbox for BlackBerry. In addition, Dropbox announced there are over 100 third party mobile applications now in market that use the company's mobile APIs to make mobile document editing, image capture, note taking and other features available to Dropbox users. Since the initial iPhone version in 2009, and iPad and Android release in May 2010, millions of people have started using Dropbox mobile apps to access their most important documents and files directly from their favorite devices, anytime and anywhere.
"In both their work and their leisure time, people increasingly use an array of Internet connected devices, and not just a single computer," says Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. "Dropbox offers a common thread that ties all of these systems together, making important files and data immediately available regardless of device. Not only does this make the individual devices more useful, but this helps enable the broader industry transition towards mobile phones and tablets."
In May, Dropbox opened its API to mobile developers, allowing them to bring user files and documents directly into their mobile applications. Since then, with the growing popularity and capabilities of new mobile devices, the company has seen a surge in interest from mobile app developers. In that time, over 100 mobile applications that integrate with Dropbox have been made available.
Today's announcements include:
New Dropbox for BlackBerry: The company has announced the general availability of Dropbox for BlackBerry, bringing file access and viewing directly to the popular line of smart phones. The application is available for immediate download at http://dropbox.com/anywhere.
New release of Dropbox for iPhone and iPad: As the #1 productivity app for the iPad in the App Store, Dropbox has already become a popular way to make the most of the device at home, school or work. With new iOS release of Dropbox, users will have new features and performance enhancements, including automatic offline caching for recently accessed files, support for HD video and high-resolution photo capture, numerous user interface enhancements including a new home screen and progress display, full screen landscape document viewing on iPad and the support for multitasking to allow files to upload or download in the background. This update is available for free via Apple's App Store.
New release of Dropbox for Android: Available for download via Google's App Market, Dropbox for Android has been enhanced with support for photo galleries and multi-photo upload, ability to automatically send files to Dropbox from other apps, progress bar and notifications for file transfers, and other new features and fixes.
New Dropbox App Directory: To make it easier to find and evaluate the over 100 partner applications that are built with the Dropbox API, there is a new Dropbox partner app directory now available at http://dropbox.com/apps. This directory features app information, screenshots and reviews from some of the most popular productivity app providers.
Dropbox is the easiest way to share files across computers and with other people. Millions of people use the service to sync, share and secure their files and media across all of their PCs, phones and devices. By keeping their files on their desktops and in the cloud, Dropbox users have their most important information available wherever they are, and shared across their families, friends and teams. Founded in 2007, Dropbox is funded by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. For more information, visit http://www.dropbox.com.
CONTACT: Ashley Seashore of Atomic PR, +1-510-207-0402, email@example.com, for Dropbox
MIAMI, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Warrior Girl Corp (Pink Sheets: WRGL) announces today it has acquired the Real Time and Inside Level II Quote Display services at pinksheets.com. The Level II data will also be available at the company's website at http://www.acesonline.biz.
WRGL believes shareholders and other investors should have access to the critical information provided by Level II data where all bid and ask quotations published by market makers are displayed. The detailed information includes each market maker's name, bid and ask price, and size. Without this service only the inside market quotes (or best bid and ask) are available and usually displayed on a 15 minute delayed basis.
WRGL pays a $3,000 per year fee to Pink Sheets for the information but this data is made available at no charge to the public.
ABOUT WARRIOR GIRL CORP:
Warrior Girl Corporation is a new entrant in the high growth sector of online education. One of its main goals is to combat the high dropout rate from schools in the U.S. by offering online high school and vocational programs to the millions of people that have dropped out of school. The company's Advanced Career Education Services (ACES) division operates all of the company's online education services. The company is pursuing a two-fold expansion of business: (1) through organic growth, and (2) through the acquisition of synergistic educational companies that add value, accreditations, course offerings and additional revenue streams. WRGL is also establishing a division to enter the lucrative lead generation business for higher education. The company anticipates rapid growth amid a large and expanding private education market.
For more information on enrollment, please contact: Advanced Career Education, phone number: 305-517-7378 or visit us 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.
iPhone App Developers: Make the World Your Holodeck With WristOffice
APTOS, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WristOffice(R) (WO) announced the formation of an iPhone Developers Group for "Sports, Exercise and Performance Apps" that use WristOffice.
"WristOffice opens up a whole new frontier for iPhone app developers. The iPhone becomes a 'Holodeck-virtual-reality-room,' as in Star Trek: Next Generation," commented Stan Weitzman, CEO of WristOffice. "Your mission: to go where no mobile app developer has gone before," Weitzman added, alluding to the intro from the original Star Trek.
"When your hands are free you can swing your Callaway golf club, a Louisville Slugger baseball bat, or Jedi Light Saber. For slapshots you can use a real Bauer X:60 hockey stick, not a fake, like Wii(R) and Sony Move(R)," Weitzman continued.
At a recent press conference, Steve Jobs commented about the new iPod Nano that "one of the members of our Board ... is going to use it as a watch." Walt Froloff, co-founder and president of WristOffice, suggested that "a move by Apple towards wearing devices on the wrist would be a very natural progression toward the WO platform and will provide a leap forward for activity-sensing mobile apps." The WO, with 360-degree rotating ability, lets iPhone users view their mobile screen in any position while on their wrist.
Trending to movement and motion tracking?
Mobile app developers are creating golf, baseball, tennis, cricket, running, walking, GPS tracking, and many other activity apps that require holding the iPhone. Sophisticated sensors - 3D accelerometers, GPS, compasses and gyroscopes - are included for motion and movement tracking. WristOffice will enable these sensors to be used in very advanced apps.
Will Big Game Companies vie for app status?
Control of the gaming industry may be in the early stages of being wrested from Nintendo, SONY and Microsoft if they fail to migrate some of their jewels to mobile phones. Meanwhile Nintendo's Wii, Sony's Move and Microsoft's Connect are all pushing the gamers' experience to "movement tracking interfaces."
"According to the 2010 International Games Survey by market research firm Newzoo, there are 40.1 million people in the U.S. who play games on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The total number of gamers in the U.S. on Nintendo DS and DSi consoles was 41 million." (Forbes)
Froloff added, "Players will use their favorite mobile sports app to measure and report performance as they play virtual games of golf, baseball, or cricket in their yard or on the street.
Playing virtual golf at Santana Row, San Jose, CA:
Cloud Is the Future of Web Hosting: 30 Providers Go Live with OnApp's Cloud Management Platform in Its First 8 Weeks
LONDON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OnApp has deployed its unique cloud management platform at 30 hosting providers in the first eight weeks since its launch - confirming the importance of cloud hosting as the future of the hosting industry. OnApp clients have now deployed more than 50 clouds and 35,000 virtual servers on the platform.
The OnApp cloud platform provides an easy way for a web host to set up, configure and manage a cloud hosting operation using off-the-shelf server and storage hardware. Once the cloud is deployed, OnApp provides simple web-based control of clouds, virtual machines, storage and compute resources, users, billing and more.
"There's a lot of fluff talked about clouds, but for web hosts it's a very tangible business issue," said Carlos Rego, MD of OnApp. "Hosting customers want more control over the services they buy. They want to be able to self-provision and scale those services, quickly and easily. They also need more flexibility in the way they pay for services. Cloud hosting meets this market need, but it presents a technical and a business challenge for the host."
"That's where OnApp has a unique proposition. We advise on cloud hosting business models, and provide a turnkey cloud platform designed specifically for hosts: affordable, easy to use, easy to manage and quick to deploy," he said.
Dediserve is one of the recent converts to OnApp. Dediserve offers a wide range of virtual and dedicated hosting services from its HQ in Dublin's Digital Hub.
Aidan Mc Carron, Dediserve's Managing Director, said: "Having reviewed a wide range of cloud management solutions, including investing 6 months in our own solution, we were delighted to deploy OnApp. It answered every requirement we identified, and the credentials of the team involved are second to none, globally."
In a typical host's hardware environment, OnApp can set up a cloud in about one day. Once a cloud is deployed, it can take as little as 60 seconds for the host to set up a virtual machine and provision a cloud-based service to a customer. OnApp gives hosts a free license for 100 CPU cores for one year, after which licensing takes the form of a simple monthly fee per core and per cloud. As a result, OnApp makes it easy and affordable for a provider to start offering cloud hosting services to its customers, without massive up-front licensing costs.
OnApp is one of the fastest growing cloud platforms in the market, with over 35,000 virtual servers deployed on the platform. Designed for the needs of the hosting market, OnApp enables hosting providers to set up public or private clouds based on commodity hardware, and deploy customizable virtual machines in just a few clicks. OnApp uses multi-hypervisor technology (such as Xen and KVM) to ensure complete security and isolation for virtual machines. It also offers unrivalled scalability, with virtualization management that enables service providers to optimize their use of server resources, creating the potential for significant hardware and energy cost savings.
OnApp has offices in the US and Europe, employs more than 40 staff and can be found at http://www.onapp.com.
CONTACT: Steve Fenton of OnApp, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jake Neeley, +1-435-227-1220, for OnApp
Eutelsat and SpeedCast Further Expand Coverage of Their Maritime Broadband Service With Multiple Regional Beams
Broadband Fixed-Fee Service Now Covers Mediterranean and Caribbean Regions, Using 60 cm Ku-Band Antennas
MONACO, September 22, 2010/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading
satellite operators, and SpeedCast Limited, a leading satellite
telecommunications service provider, today announced that they have further
expanded the reach of their regional maritime broadband service, with the
extension of their 60 cm coverage to include the Mediterranean region.
The 60 cm service is part of Eutelsat and SpeedCast's overall
global maritime broadband network, which is one of the most widely deployed
VSAT offerings in the world. In addition to the 60 cm Ku-band systems, the
global network includes 1 m Ku-band and 2.4 m C-band systems. The smaller
form factor 60 cm marine antenna is ideally suited for small-to-mid-sized
vessels such as yachts, fishing, and coast guard vessels, which operate along
coastlines and regional waters. The smaller size and lighter weight of the 60
cm marine antenna better meets the needs of these vessels and allows for a
The expansion of Mediterranean coverage for the 60 cm service
complements SpeedCast and Eutelsat's coverage plans which include the
Caribbean, South East Asia, Middle East & India, East Asia & China, and
Australian regions. Customers benefit from this broad range of coverage with
the ability to utilize the service in multiple regions.
Customers of the 60 cm service also enjoy all of the same
benefits as the advanced technologies used for the larger 1 m Ku-band and 2.4
m C-band antenna systems. They include DVB-S2 encoding for bandwidth
optimization and Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) for optimized power
utilization and consistent performance in all weather conditions.
Customers can also leverage SpeedCast and Eutelsat's advanced
monitoring and asset tracking solution, named "SMART" (SpeedCast's Monitoring
And Reporting Tools). This value-added-service allows vessel tracking,
network management, service level performance monitoring and more. SMART can
be accessed securely from any location via a Web-based network management
portal, for greater visibility and control of customers' fleet and business.
Finally, customers can benefit from a broad range of
additional services for their critical communication needs. SpeedCast and
Eutelsat offer a wealth of value added services designed for maritime
customers, and optimized for satellite-based communications. These services
include SpeedTalk, an optimized VOIP service, SpeedCam, a secure remote video
surveillance service, and SpeedStar, a WAN optimization service.
"Addressing the high market demand from ship-owners for
extended coverage in the Mediterranean for the 60 cm service, was a further
important step for Eutelsat and SpeedCast. This demand demonstrates how VSAT
services are now fully integrated as a core solution in the regional maritime
Director, Maritime Services, Eutelsat
"With the expansion of our 60cm maritime service to include
the Mediterranean, we provide our customers operating smaller vessels and
antennas, with more regional beams to enjoy the service in different part of
the world. In addition to the Caribbean and several other regions in Asia,
customers now have a wide choice of multiple regional beams to operate in.
Together with our global roaming 1m maritime service, customers on our
network have the greatest choice of service plans, equipment and operating
regions to accommodate all budgets."
Vice President for Maritime & Offshore Services, SpeedCast
SpeedCast Ltd. is a leading satellite telecommunications
service provider that offers high-quality managed networks services in over
35 countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa. With 10 international points of
presence and 7-teleport-operations, it boasts a unique infrastructure to
serve corporate and carriers' requirements. Operating over 10 VSAT platforms
SpeedCast has developed a strong operations expertise and an efficient
support organization, which are at the root of SpeedCast's success.
Leveraging the latest satellite technologies, SpeedCast has taken leadership
positions in Asia in the provision of reliable and efficient network services
to key industries like Cellular networks, Maritime, Banking or Oil & Gas.
SpeedCast Ltd is also a pioneer in the delivery of digital media content and
turnkey video platforms to Service Providers and Media Broadcasters,
including 3G TV and DVB-H based Mobile TV platforms. Operating on many
different satellites in both C-band and Ku-band, and partnering with Tier 1
carriers for its fiber requirements, SpeedCast Ltd and its 150 partners
worldwide provide first-class services and 24/7 technical support. Please
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code:
FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 26 satellites that provide coverage over the entire
European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant
parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading
satellite operators in terms of revenues. At 30 June 2010, Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting more than 3,600 television channels. More than
1,100 channels broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13
degrees East which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in
Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a
wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution
markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service
Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's
broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed
internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve
enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in
Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and
its subsidiaries employ nearly 661 commercial, technical and operational
employees from 28 countries. Please visit http://www.eutelsat.com.
SITECH Technology Dealer Established in Western Mexico for Heavy and Highway Contractors
SITECH de Occidente Joins the First Fully Dedicated Global Distribution Network for Construction Technology Solutions
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (Nasdaq: TRMB) announced today that a SITECH® Technology Dealer has been established in Western Mexico. SITECH de Occidente joins the premier network of SITECH dealerships--the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of construction technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor.
SITECH Technology Dealers represent Trimble® and Caterpillar® machine control systems for the contractor's entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless of machine brand, along with Trimble's portfolio of Connected Site(TM) solutions--site positioning systems, construction asset management services, software and powerful wireless and Internet-based site communications infrastructure.
The experienced construction professionals at each SITECH Technology Dealership can advise contractors on the appropriate construction technology solutions to utilize, and can provide high-quality local customer service, personalized training and technical support. As authorized dealers for Trimble site-wide solutions and Caterpillar's machine control systems, the SITECH Technology Dealers understand how to apply innovative construction technology to help solve a variety of contractors' construction challenges. Leveraging technology, contractors can gain greater insight into their operations, enabling them to lower operating costs and improve accuracy, safety and productivity.
Through the adoption of construction technology, contractors can experience new levels of productivity that enable more competitive bidding on projects. SITECH Technology Dealers offer the most advanced and complete set of tools to revolutionize the construction workflow.
Trimble is establishing a SITECH Technology Dealer network in the Americas, Europe and Asia / Pacific regions. SITECH de Occidente will serve heavy and highway contractors throughout the west central area of Mexico involved in a range of earthmoving applications such as the construction of roads, highways, railways and airports as well as site prep for large commercial, industrial and residential projects.
SITECH de Occidente is now a part of the worldwide SITECH distribution network, which offers consultative advice on construction technology solutions, customized training, data services, installation, service and technical support. SITECH de Occidente serves contractors in the west central area of Mexico including the states of Aguascalientes, Colima, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Queretaro, as well as parts of San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas.
About Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division
Trimble's Heavy and Highway Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site strategy, these solutions provide a high-level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project--delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location--including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Long Island N.Y. Company Solves WiFi Speed and Range Problems All in One Neat Package
RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- HD Communications Corp., a leading wireless electronics company, will unveiled its new In-Wall WiFi / Ethernet Data / Telephone Jack this week at the CEDIA Expo being held at the Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta, GA. The HD28650 is an all in one device specifically designed to replace existing phone and internet jacks in residential homes, offices, hotels, motels and educational facilities.
"We listened to our customers and once again gave them what they wanted," said Don Davis, President and CEO. "Hotels, motels and businesses required good WiFi, a wired Ethernet connection, good Internet security, and the ability to plug in a phone using a single in-wall jack. The HD28650 does it all in one clean package," Davis added. The HD28650 is a small in-wall 802.11B/G/N access point that is designed for locations wired for Category5, Cat5e, or Cat6 cable or planning to wire for Ethernet cable. The hotel, motel enterprise and educational markets seem to be perfect customers for this product, although they feel the residential market will love the product as well.
The HD28650 is an 802.11b/g/n in-wall wireless access point designed to be installed in the room where the user is most likely to connect with their mobile WiFi device. "Our device solves WiFi range problems and increases data speeds because the real problem with WiFi range and speed starts with the WiFi enabled mobile devices," Davis said. "Computer laptops, Control Tablets, WiFi enabled cell phones, and other WiFi enabled devices all have very low power built in WiFi cards. These devices have limited ability to connect over distance to a wireless router that is located typically where the internet connection comes into the building," Davis said. Most consumer built in WiFi cards are 16 to 32 milliwatts as compared to a wireless access points or routers that range from 63 to 600 milliwatts. "Since our products are discrete they can be installed in the room where the user is looking to use their wireless device therefore giving them great WiFi connections and true 802.11N speeds," Davis added.
The device has the latest in security available and is powered via Power over Ethernet through a Category 5E or Category 6 cable that feeds into the back of the HD28650. All of these features are contained in a device that fits into a single gang low voltage box. "The HD28650 is a result of over five years of working with customers with our earlier in-wall products, the HD24613, HD25140, HD26999, and HD27000 all which have been installed in thousands of locations around the world. Customers always want more and we try to accommodate as much as we can," Davis stated. This model can be mounted vertical or horizontal where the other HD models were vertical mount only. "We needed this to accommodate customers who had horizontal mounted base molding electrical outlets and wanted our in-wall AP to match. Also color has always been an issue and now with the HD28650 the cover plate can be switched to White, Ivory, Light Almond, or Black," added Davis. Custom colors will also be available on a special order basis.
Customers and installers interested in learning more about the HD28650 should visit booth 3860 at the show or contact Eric Olson at their corporate office; (888) 588-3800 ext. 126, or (631) 588-3877 ext. 126.
About HD Communications Corp:
HD Communications Corp. is a leading provider of wireless network products, components and systems for the wireless network (WiFi), RF and microwave industries. It was established in 1991 by its founders after 15 years of RF experience working for several Fortune 500 wireless companies. The customer base of HD Communications Corp. now includes major electronic companies, OEMs, wireless Internet service providers (WISP) and re-sellers in over 50 states and 47 countries. HD Communications Corp. serves the educational, military, health care, consumer, hospitality, re-seller and the original equipment manufacturer markets with its broad reach of products and services.
Individuals interested in HD Communications Corp. can find further information by visiting the company's booth at the show or visit the wireless network products group website at http://www.wirelessnetworkproducts.com.
CONTACT: Eric Olson, 1-888-588-3800 ext. 126, or 1-631-588-3877 ext. 126
SOURCE HD Communications Corp.
HD Communications Corp.
CONTACT: Eric Olson, +1-888-588-3800 ext. 126, or +1-631-588-3877 ext. 126
- http://www.bmobile.com is a new Platform for Advertisers to Plan
and Implement Targeted Mobile Advertising Campaigns
B!Digital, the mobile advertising and communications division of the
Buongiorno Group today announces the launch of B!mobile. The new advertising
network (AdNetwork) will allow the leading independent European agency to
work with both publishers looking to capitalise on their traffic on mobile
internet and/or iPhone applications, and advertisers wanting to invest in
efficient mobile communication campaigns.
Using a next-generation technology platform, B!mobile can implement
sophisticated, targeted mobile advertising campaigns. The platform permits
segmentation by telephone operator, operating system and mobile device, with
utmost precision and transparency allowing constant control on the real
return on the investment made.
B!mobile is accessible via the Internet or mobile - with a web site
optimised for the iPhone - at http://www.bmobile.com/. The platform is simple
and easy to use with direct and independent access for each advertiser. A
control panel monitors the performance of every aspect of the campaign,
making changes as needs arise. It also allows users to set and manage their
banner campaigns on either a CPC (cost per click) or CPM (cost per 1000
impressions) basis. B!mobile aims to extend its adnetwork by grouping
publishers from around the world with a particular focus on Europe, South
Africa and on the emerging markets, in order to aggregate traffic by the end
of the year and reach 1,5 billion impressions.
The new B!mobile Adnetwork Business Unit is headed up by Lara
Gagliardi, an international role she has taken after successfully leading the
B2C segment in the Mediterranean and LATAM areas for Buongiorno, promoting
the BlinkoGold brand and developing specific expertise in performance
"Marketers, struggling to capture consumers' attention, are
quickly turning to mobile advertising" - commented Lara Gagliardi - "With its
complete media offer of premium and performance B!Digital is perfectly poised
to capture an opportunity which according to eMarketer will reach 1,1 billion
dollars in 2012".
B!Digital (previously Buongiorno Marketing Services) - an
independent marketing agency leader in Europe - is the division of Buongiorno
S.p.A. that deals with development and implementation of mobile advertising
and communications campaigns.
B!Digital is the largest digital agency focused on mobile
technology with global coverage and offices in 7 countries including Italy,
the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands. Following its
acquisitions of Flytxt, Mobi-Village and HotSMS, B!Digital has bolstered its
expertise and technological capabilities in mobile marketing, mobile Internet
development, and in mobile advertising.
B!Digital exclusively handles the advertising license of all
mobile property of the E! Entertainment, Espresso Group (including La
Repubblica, Radio Deejay, Repubblica Sport, and TrovaCinema), Il Messaggero,
Leggo and Il Giornale and delivers campaigns for Rimmel, BNL BNP Paribas,
Barilla, Blockbuster, Coca Cola, Fnac, Ford, MediaWorld e P&G.
Tocquigny Develops TripCast(TM) iPhone App for the Jeep® Brand
- Location-based, Branded Experience Connects Jeep® with Adventurers -
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Tocquigny, a nationally recognized, top-tier interactive agency, has recently launched the TripCast(TM) iPhone app to connect the Jeep® brand with its target audience of outdoor adventurers. The innovative application uses location-based check-ins and social sharing to relay travel adventures via the Web or mobile.
Envisioning the interplay of technology and the interests of the Jeep consumer, Tocquigny developed the TripCast(TM) iPhone application for the Jeep brand of Chrysler Group LLC. TripCast augments the spread of place-based social sharing already established by geo-location platforms like Foursquare, Gowalla, and the newly released Facebook Places while fostering the sense of adventure associated with the Jeep brand.
"TripCast was an opportunity for Tocquigny to demonstrate our bench strength in the areas required to create a relevant app that would be a contribution to Jeep's target audience," comments Yvonne Tocquigny, CEO of Tocquigny. "We integrated our knowledge of behavioral marketing along with our specialized expertise in interactive, social and mobile to create a one-of-a-kind experience for iPhone users."
Adventurers can explore more than 250,000 outdoor recreational spots included in the app's map. Video, audio clips, status updates, photos and music can be collected and pinned to check-in points along the route and shared real-time with family and friends as the trip progresses on Facebook and Twitter. Later, the journey can be stored and shared as an electronic scrapbook of memories. iPhone apps like TripCast can provide both immediate impact and long-term branding.
"Our clients know that 2010 is the year for mobile," continues Tocquigny. "In addition to mobile application development, Tocquigny has seen a rise in demand for all mobile projects, including mobile website optimization and mobile media placement."
Tocquigny is nationally recognized as a top-tier interactive agency serving global brands with their Measured Approach(TM) to interactive. With an uncommon breadth of services, Tocquigny harnesses the latest trends and technologies in social, interactive, direct response and mobile marketing. Founded by Yvonne Tocquigny in 1980, the agency is propelled by innovation, proven methodologies and hands-on leadership. Tocquigny has been named the "No. 2 Interactive Agency in the Nation" by BtoB Magazine and a "Top 20 Interactive Agency" by Adweek. Visit tocquigny.com.
Smart Mediator Opens Service Broker Market for Roamware
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Roamware, Inc., a global leader in the mobile roaming technology and solutions market, has launched Smart Mediator(TM) to enter the Service Broker segment. Smart Mediator has been developed to enable existing Roamware customers to leverage the existing Roamware Service Delivery System (SDS) to seamlessly integrate third party applications on next generation networks, including CAMEL, IN and IMS based services.
Roamware's Smart Mediator enables seamless mediation of the call or transaction between any IN / CAMEL, SIP or ISUP service that a mobile operator may choose to integrate. The benefits are numerous including: the ability to bundle a variety of services across prepaid and postpaid subscribers; vendor agnostic infrastructure providing the freedom to work with any solution provider; protection of legacy investments; and a flexible environment to develop new services.
Dr. John Jiang CTO and EVP of Product Management commented: "In today's market, agility and speed is everything. Telcos have traditionally accumulated legacy systems and protocols which hamper and in some case severely limit the ability of the operator to provide a comprehensive range of services for subscribers - interoperability being the key issue. Traditional IN vendors constrain operators and cause a vendor lock-in situation; Smart Mediator has the capability to integrate a range of voice, data and video services without having to worry about integration challenges with legacy as well as latest technologies."
Roamware's Smart Mediator acts as a single virtual Service Control Point (SCP) for all the Service Switching Points (SSP) and supports extensive list of protocols prevailing in mobile, fixed line and broadband networks . Additionally, it supports a variety of protocol conversions, real-time charging control, policy control and enforcement, service provisioning and enhancement, media resource interaction, comprehensive report generation and a powerful operations management function. Smart Mediator runs on carrier grade highly scalable architecture. It allows operators to leverage existing investments, consolidate resources and unlock their service plane for service innovation.
About Roamware, Inc.
Roamware, Inc. is the leading provider of roaming and mobile financial services solutions with a customer base of over 480 mobile operators across 154 countries. The company is the global leader in mobile roaming solutions with an estimated 60 per cent market share of the voice and data roaming segments for GSM, 3G and CDMA technology platforms. Roamware m-commerce and mobile banking solutions have been successfully deployed by major banks and global operators around the world, including: Vodafone, Permanent TSB and Bank of Ireland. Its solutions range from credit transfers, international remittance, person to person transactions to top-up and bill payment. The company is headquartered in San Jose with operations in Brussels, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi Singapore, Dublin, Johannesburg, Amman and Hong Kong. http://www.roamware.com
SOURCE Roamware, Inc.
CONTACT: Roamware press office team: EMEA, Vojtech Horna, Atomic PR, +44-207-282-2901, email@example.com; USA, Michelle Sabolich, Atomic PR, +1-415-593-1400, firstname.lastname@example.org; Roamware, Inc., Abraham Punnoose, VP, Marketing & Business Development, +91-9967927777, email@example.com
KODAK Picture Kiosks Inspire Consumers Around the World to Create Premium Photo Products
COLOGNE, Germany, September 22, 2010/PRNewswire/ --
- Rollout of new KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0 Demonstrates Clear
Upsell Opportunity for Photo Retailers
Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK), announced the global availability of
its new KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0, offering powerful new features and
enhancements to Kodak Kiosk, including a number of industry firsts such as
Kodak Video Snapshots, Kodak's Pet Eye Retouch, Kodak's Facial Retouch and
true one-touch premium products. The new features are available now in stores
throughout the US, Canada and Germany, and are rolling out now through other
parts of Europe, Australia and South America.
Installations of the new KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0 at major U.S.
retailers are already demonstrating the new platform's ability to engage and
inspire consumers to create highly profitable premium photo products:
- Recent usage data from Kodak kiosks with KODAK Picture Kiosk software
4.0 installed at leading retailers indicated that one touch premium
upsells are enjoying an amazing acceptance rate of greater than 5%
translating into incremental retailer revenue of over US$800 per year
- Initial test results at a major retailer indicate that multiple prints
per day/per store, representing up to US$600 in potential retailer
revenue per year, could result from the new connectivity to online
photo sites such as KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK and PICASA WEB ALBUMS made
possible by the new Kodak Kiosk software - and the test was performed
without any promotion or advertising.
- Consumer research shows that 65 percent of consumers were likely to use
Kodak's Pet Eye Retouch feature, and remarkably, 28 percent would be
willing to change where they print to get it. (1)
"Kodak's commitment to retailers is to deliver a superior consumer
experience in store that translates into tangible profit opportunity," said
Nicoletta Zongrone, General Manager and Vice President, Eastman Kodak
Company. "Our retailer partners love the new Kiosk software because it solves
imaging problems that have been barriers to expanding photo merchandising,
and at the same time, inspires consumers go beyond the 4x6 prints - to easily
create truly memorable photo keepsakes."
New features of KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0 solve real problems for
consumers and retailers:
- In 2010, consumers around the world will capture over 4.5 million
terabytes of video, most of which currently stay locked in digital
files. Kodak's Video Snapshots unlocks these-in-the-moment video images
and lets consumers use them to create prints, collages, greeting cards,
photo books and calendars, or store them on a CD making them easier to
share and relive. The ability to make memorable still prints, photo
books and collages that consumers can be enjoy at a glance presents an
enormous opportunity for retailers.(2)
- With 62 million pet households in the European Union alone (3), pets
rank in the top four of all captured images.(3) Kodak's Pet Eye Retouch
allows these consumers to fix the very common and problematic pet eye
glare caused by flash photography of their furry companions.
- Helping people look their best, Kodak's market-proven Facial Retouch
Feature, at the touch of one button smoothes wrinkles, diminishes
and/or erases blemishes and improves skin tone for more perfect photo
keepsakes. This technology was successfully tested and launched with
major European retailers and is now available to all Kodak retail
partners around the globe.
- The new Software v4.0 also gives consumers using the KODAK Picture
Kiosk the ability to access the photos they have stored or shared on
the KODAK Gallery, FACEBOOK and PICASA WEB ALBUMS, and easily use them
to create photo keepsakes in minutes right in the store. With more than
500 Million active consumers(4) and more than three billion photos
uploaded each month(5) to these sites, the software offers retailers a
huge opportunity to market their unique in-store services to these
- Designed to help consumers become aware of the powerful new sharing
solutions, and retailers to increase market basket opportunity, the new
software now offers a complete suite of merchandising tools. Fresh,
lively welcome screen messaging offers ideas for new projects right
from the start, and the intelligent one-touch premium upsell feature
creates animated product suggestions using the consumer's own images,
allowing her to purchase an additional product instantly with the touch
of one button.
In addition to exciting new features, KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0
takes work out for the consumer. The new software requires fewer consumer
touches, writes KODAK Picture CDs up to 33 percent faster, and creates KODAK
Photo Books faster and more easily than with previous generation solutions.
This translates into less queuing, improved customer satisfaction and more
profit potential per minute.
KODAK Picture Kiosk Software v4.0 is in many stores now. For more
information on this and other exciting solutions visit http://www.kodak.com
or come visit us at Photokina in Cologne, Germany.
As the world's foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers,
businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and
printing to enrich their lives.
More than 75 million people worldwide manage, share and create photo
gifts online at KODAK Gallery -- join for free today at http://www.kodakgallery.com
2010 KODAK is a trademark of Kodak.
Facebook(R) is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc.
Picasa(R) Web Albums is a registered trademark of Google Inc.
(1) Kodak Business Research
(2) Source: IDC Market Analysis - Worldwide User-Generated Video Content
and Archive 2010-2013 Forecast: The Video Bible
(3) Source: The European Pet Food Industry (http://www.fediaf.org)
(4) Facebook(R) Press Room Statistics, Facebook.com, 9/16/10
(5) Facebook(R) Press Room Statistics, Facebook.com, 2/18/10
Photo retailers now have a ground-breaking, affordable new option for
expanding beyond 4x6 prints into the growing market for high-demand premium
photo products. Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) introduced today the newest
member of its family of thermal printers, the photo quality KODAK D4000
Duplex Photo Printer. The D4000 is a flexible, compact double-sided print
solution capable of producing high-quality borderless premium photo products,
such as photo books, calendars and personalized greeting cards. The new
printer works seamlessly with Kodak's industry leading retail equipment,
software and connectivity solutions.
"With our focus on transforming the photo department we are experiencing
a category renaissance, and consumers are re-connecting with printing to tell
their stories in exciting, meaningful and highly personalized ways," said
Nicoletta Zongrone, general manager of Retail Systems Solutions and vice
president, Eastman Kodak Company. "The new D4000 Duplex Photo Printer puts
retailers at the forefront of this trend, allowing them to deliver fantastic
borderless duplex products with industry leading print quality and
reliability they've come to expect from Kodak."
The KODAK D4000 Duplex Photo Printer uses the new duplex KODAK XTRALIFE
Photo Book Paper, which delivers superb photo print quality, with rich,
bright colors and sharp text, driving customer preference to higher value,
higher quality products. The new printer supports a broad selection of
double-sided KODAK Photo Book, Calendar and Greeting Card products. Photo
books and calendars can be produced in 8x12, 8x10, 8x8 and 6x8 formats in
landscape, portrait or square layouts that are compatible with many binding
styles including wire, staple and slide. Personalized, borderless flat
greeting cards can be produced in 6x8 inch and 4x8 inch sizes in either
landscape or portrait layouts.
According to Photographic Consultants Ltd., the global photo book market
alone will grow by 61% by 2012 to more than 103 million books(1), with Kodak
research showing that nearly 70% of consumers show a preference for receiving
their printed photo books in an hour or less(2). The D4000 aligns perfectly
with this profit opportunity, having been specifically designed to enable
retailers to attack this growth opportunity - it is expected to require only
one-third of the capital investment and will take less than half of the floor
space of most comparable retail duplex inkjet solutions. The powerful thermal
printer integrates seamlessly with KODAK Picture Kiosks G4 or later series,
KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) systems, and stand-alone PC
workstations, and is enabled for on-site fulfillment of orders taken in store
or online, further minimizing retailer investment and integration work.
The technology behind the new duplex printer is thermal dye sublimation,
which produces 2-sided high quality output up to 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 in.)
sizes in full photo quality. The D4000 media is superior to any duplex inkjet
solutions in water, stain and fingerprint resistance. Floor space friendly,
the compact D4000 device stands at 78.1 x 78.3 x 39.0 cm (30.8 x 30.8 x 15.4
in.) and weighs a mere 65 kg (143 lbs) unloaded, smaller than many retail
inkjet duplex dry printing solutions.
"With the merger of this new printer and our industry leading consumer
and retailer photo book software solutions, we believe that we're providing
retailers with the opportunity to finally crack the code of the right
printing system with the best consumer experience that will transform their
business potential," said Zongrone. "This is truly a very exciting time to be
in this industry."
ALTRINCHAM, England, September 22, 2010/PRNewswire/ --
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Aquarium Software, the leading claims management software company, today
announced Quadra Claims Services' successful go-live of their claims
management and loss adjusting solution. The system has been rolled out in
support of Quadra's nationwide adjuster network and their new and fast
growing claims management unit based in Manchester.
The Aquarium application makes use of the latest "cloud computing" web
technologies to provide a claims solution that is highly flexible and simple
to deploy. Aquarium's powerful business process automation enables claims to
be efficiently validated and processed; whilst the loss adjusters have a
business support tool that ensures the effective management of claims.
The web-based, access-anywhere architecture ensures insurer and partner
communication and collaboration is simple. In built messaging, coupled with
full access to the claim file and its detailed claim journal, ensures that
all participants have the essential information they need at their
Quadra director Dave Greenwood said, "We are delighted with Aquarium, it
has become one of the cornerstones of our business. We have had
overwhelmingly positive feedback from our clients and I believe we have only
just begun to unlock the potential of what this can do for our business."
A modern claims handling business, Quadra has the skills and experience
to address many of the issues and areas of concern for providers of insurance
services, led by Dave Greenwood and his team who all have a strong track
record of success in the industry.
Aquarium's sales & marketing director, Mark Colonnese, commented: "Our
new loss adjusting solution has been developed to be user intuitive and with
business process cost savings and efficiencies as the primary drivers. Being
web based means it can be accessed anywhere and couples maximum convenience
with maximum usability, in a compelling and powerful package."
Founded in 2006, Aquarium Software is dedicated to providing innovative
web-based business solutions using the latest technologies to provide
innovative flexible software tools designed to have an immediate impact on
customer working practices, allowing them to concentrate on their business
and grow their bottom line.
All Aquarium software, including this new claims management and loss
adjusting package is flexible enough to be easy to modify if required,
without the need for expert IT involvement. The commitment to web based
software and "cloud computing" also eliminates the problem of buying and
maintaining expensive computer hardware and software, freeing customers like
Quadra to do what they do best without the need for additional capital
Incard Celebrates Industry First as High-Security Card Gains Approval for Payment Applications in Italy
Incard is first to support clone-proof Dynamic Data Authentication for Italian market and beyond
GENEVA, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Incard, a global leader in providing smartcard-based e-commerce solutions, today announced a new chip payment card, the first to feature Dynamic Data Authentication (DDA) and to achieve Consorzio Bancomat approval allowing its use in Italian payment-card applications. The new Incard product also supports the Visa and Mastercard® payment applications, thereby meeting the global EMV(TM) (EuroPay, MasterCard and Visa) mandate for cards to support DDA from January 2011.
DDA maximizes security for offline card-present transactions by generating a unique numerical signature for each transaction. In contrast, conventional Static Data Authentication (SDA) cards generate signatures that can only be verified online, which could, theoretically, lead to cloning of the card. The capabilities of DDA greatly increase the possibilities to use these cards in many diverse payment applications without jeopardizing security.
By supporting the VIS 1.4.1, M/Chip4, and ICC 1.0.1 payment applications for Visa, Mastercard and Consorzio Bancomat, respectively, Incard's credit/debit product allows the card embedder to select the application during initialization. This saves companies from having to maintain individual stocks of cards for each application.
In addition to providing enhanced security for transactions, Incard's product also supports the EMV Card Personalization Specification (EMV CPS 1.1). By supporting this industry-standard CPS, it maximizes freedom for card personalization independent of the card vendor.
"Our new DDA card is an important industry first for EMV payment cards, combining the most advanced transaction authentication, support for all major payment applications and industry-standard card personalization," said Michele Scarlatella, Vice President for Marketing, Incard. "This new platform has already received a very important certification from Consorzio Bancomat, a leading banking institution."
Incard is currently providing samples to key customers with volume production scheduled from October 2010.
A member of the STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) group, Incard is a leading smartcard manufacturer, offering a complete range of products for Telecommunications, Payment, Transport, Healthcare, Loyalty, and Identity markets. With its know-how and proven expertise, Incard has gained the trust of a global customer base in the different sectors of smart-card solutions with a full range of flexible products, where security and portability are the key factors. Further information on Incard can be found at http://www.incard-sa.com
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Gadgets for Good: Introducing MaxBack.com, the New Rewards-Through-Recycling Program for Old Electronics
ERIE, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- MaxBack.com, an innovative rewards-through-recycling program, gives consumers the opportunity to recycle used electronic items (cell phones, mp3s, digital cameras, GPS systems) in exchange for rewards like music downloads, points toward upgraded technologies, or toward donations to schools and other vital non-profits.
MaxBack.com's sister company Funding Factory, invented the concept of fundraising-through-recycling in 1998 and created new opportunities for schools and nonprofits to earn money without selling consumer goods, by recycling their used printer cartridges and cell phones which gave schools a free, simple manner for funds.
"According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans own nearly 3 billion consumer electronic devices so it's important for us to reuse, recycle," said Sean Michaels, Co-President. "It's our hope that MaxBack.com provides incentive for teens, tweens, and really anyone to trade in their old stuff for new items or to share with a non-profit organization."
To date, more than 50,000 organizations have taken advantage of FundingFactory's many incentives, stopping over 26 million printer cartridges from entering America's landfills and generating approximately $20 million for our nation's schools and non-profits.
As part of the launch, the MaxBack.com program sent direct mail kits to select partner schools, along with special prize incentives to encourage participation. For more information, please visit MaxBack.com.
MaxBack.com is a new program from parent company Environmental Reclamation Services, a service provider and supplier to the worldwide imaging supply marketplace. Founded in 1990, ERS has served as a respected and integral supply chain partner to aftermarket companies in the printing supplies and wireless industries. ERS operates from a 72,000 square foot facility headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania and is an ISO Certified, zero landfill initiative company with more than 97 percent of incoming material either reused or recycled. Its sister program, Funding Factory, provides schools, non-profit groups, and charities with funding through the simple act of recycling. Participating organizations earn funds by collecting empty printer cartridges and used cell phones from their communities and supporters. All program materials and services (including boxes and return shipping for the items) are free for the participants. Funding Factory has provided over $26 million in funding to schools and groups across the country since its inception. For more information, please visit http://www.maxback.com, http://www.ersusa.com or http://www.fundingfactory.com.
Exar Showcases New Power Management and Interface Solutions at Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston
FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR), will showcase new power management and interface products in booth #202 at the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) in Boston to be held at the Hynes Convention Center, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 through Wednesday, September 22, 2010.
ESC attendees will learn more about Exar's just introduced single and dual-channel 1 Amp Step-Down Converters (XRP6658 and XRP6668) that deliver over 90% efficiency across the load range. In addition, Exar released earlier today the XR21B1411; with +/- 15kV HBM ESD protection, and up to 12Mbps serial data rate, it is the newest member of the industry's fastest Full-Speed USB UART series. Senior level marketing and sales staff will be on hand to give show attendees more information on these and the full power management and interface product portfolios.
Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: http://www.exar.com.
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CONTACT: Greg Kaufman, Marketing Communications of Exar Corporation, +1-510-668-7000
Leading Restoration Company on North Shore Announces Blog, Portfolio of Work
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Castino Restoration, the leading home service provider on the North Shore and parts of Chicago, announces today the launch of their new, interactive web site. The web site contains the first Restoration blog on the North Shore as well as an extensive portfolio gallery of their multi-services including: flood, fire and mold remediation, interior and exterior painting, stucco, carpentry and much more. The web address is http://www.castinorestoration.com
The Blog contains many home improvement tips, and safety information for homeowners. It includes information on what to do when your home floods and why mold is so important to remediate.
"Our new web site, blog and portfolio is a great resource for homeowners who are confused about how to handle mold and other situations. They need to understand that mold is a health hazard and needs to be handled by experienced technicians immediately," said Roger Castino, owner.
"We already take advantage of social media pages such as Facebook and Twitter, so a new and exciting web site, blog and portfolio are a great addition to the mix. We've been on the North Shore for over 35 years and we want the residents to know that we are here for them if they need anything at all," said Kim Jones, Marketing Director.
About Castino Restoration
Beginning in 1974, Castino Restoration, a division of Castino Painting and Home Services, created a top-notch reputation on the North Shore and Chicagoland area as a reliable, family-run company providing flood, fire and mold remediation, interior and exterior painting and various other home services to residential and commercial properties.
Verizon Wireless Encourages and Enables Mobile Application Development With Tools for Developers
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LAS VEGAS,Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ --Verizon Wireless is expanding the number of tools available to members of the Verizon Developer Community (VDC) with the addition of third-party technology and services that will help developers create and enhance the value of their applications, the company announced today at the VDC Conference taking place in Las Vegas. The tools range from in-app analytics to the ability to send push notifications to 2-D and 3-D facial recognition capabilities, each giving developers cost-effective options as they build applications for current and future networks.
"Verizon is committed to participating in a robust mobile application ecosystem, and the addition of these tools and other enablers for third-party developers helps everyone involved," said Todd Murphy, director, Verizon Developer Community. "Working with these companies to bring the tools to the VDC is just the beginning, and we will continue to expand what's available as the entire ecosystem continues to grow."
Among the companies providing tools and enablers for the VDC are:
Ground Truth: The Ground Truth Applications Analytics tool can provide developers with the ability to access aggregate data on demographics, usage and custom events on their applications at no charge and in an intuitive, Web-based interface for Android(TM), RIM and future Brew® and Windows Mobile® platforms.
Urban Airship: Urban Airship offers developers the infrastructure and easy-to-integrate tools to enable push notifications within mobile apps. Its AirMail Push services add value to mobile apps by encouraging users to re-engage, increasing app awareness and revenue opportunities. Urban Airship helps developers deliver real-time mobile messages and content across multiple platforms quickly and cost effectively.
Mobile Roadie: Mobile Roadie provides a simple and inexpensive self-service solution to create professional-looking applications in minutes. Mobile Roadie's platform lets users build and manage their own applications by controlling the look, feel and message of their applications, all with innovative drag-and-drop tools. With Mobile Roadie, users become developers without ever having to write a line of code.
These tools can be found on the VDC portal beginning Sept. 21, 2010. Verizon Wireless is also working with Animetrics for 2-D and 3-D facial recognition technology, PayPal for one-touch billing for in-application payments, and PrinterOn for mobile printing solutions.
More information about these companies, the tools and their availability is available to members of the VDC. For information on how to register for the Verizon Developer Community, visit http://developer.verizon.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Top Independent Interactive Agency Rosetta Acquires LEVEL Studios
LEVEL's Expertise in Total User Experience Enhances Rosetta's Offering as World-Class, Integrated Digital and Direct Resource for Marketers
PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosetta, the nation's largest independent digital and direct interactive agency, and LEVEL Studios, the California-based integrated marketing and product development agency, today announced the acquisition of LEVEL by Rosetta. Purchase price and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
The combination, which places Rosetta among the top five digital advertising agencies in the U.S., was motivated by the desire of the two independent agencies to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of their clients for increasingly sophisticated and integrated marketing strategies and programs across all interactive touch points. The addition of LEVEL's three California locations gives Rosetta a significant West Coast presence and the ability to better serve clients wherever they are located.
"We live in an increasingly connected world, where rapid technological change is creating an expanding array of options for consumers and challenges for marketers to reach them in a relevant way that strengthens the bond between brands and their best customers. Rosetta has been engineered to pilot brands through this ever-changing marketing landscape and drive measurable business impact," said Rosetta CEO Chris Kuenne. "LEVEL's position on the leading edge of content, platforms and devices and Rosetta's depth and scale in strategy, creative and technology and its expertise in personality segmentation are a powerful combination that enables brands to stay ahead of the curve and transform their marketing by understanding their best consumers' wants and needs and translating those insights into personally relevant customer experiences across all touch points and over time."
LEVEL's President and CEO Tom Adamski said, "Rosetta and LEVEL share a commitment to the balance between innovation and value. Our highly complementary strengths will allow us to drive immediate and transformative impact for our clients. Rosetta and LEVEL are a formidable force in the interactive world - independent, client-focused, marketing and technologically savvy - with proven vertical expertise in the healthcare, retail, financial services, B2B, consumer electronics, automotive, gaming and entertainment markets. We are excited to be joining forces with Rosetta."
LEVEL's expertise in creating personally relevant total user experiences through the interplay of branded content, technology platforms and connected devices has powered the agency's rapid growth to a projected $45 million in 2010. This expertise has enabled LEVEL to help build stronger relationships between brands and consumers for leading clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Apple, Qualcomm, Toyota, Micron and RIM.
With 215 team members across its San Luis Obispo (headquarters), San Jose and Los Angeles, CA studios, LEVEL has successfully driven a culture of innovation through LEVEL Labs, an R&D effort focused on the evolution of user experience, digital content delivery and mobile application development.
LEVEL will retain its current management team and through 2011 will operate as "LEVEL, a Rosetta Company" as a separate group within Rosetta's overall business. The two agencies will soon begin to work through how to leverage each other's expertise and team members across agencies to provide additional capabilities to existing and prospective clients.
With the acquisition, Rosetta will have estimated 2010 revenues of $215 million, more than 1,000 team members, 10 offices in the US and Canada, and unsurpassed expertise across all digital and direct touch points. Prior to the acquisition of LEVEL, Rosetta ranked as the nation's largest independent interactive agency and one of the 10 largest overall, according to Advertising Age.
Rosetta's revenues were $152.5 million in 2009. Prior to this acquisition, Rosetta employed 850 team members in seven offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Some of their leading clients include Allergan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bristol Myers Squibb, Coach, Johnson & Johnson, Jos. A. Bank, M&T Bank, Marriott, Microsoft, Nationwide, OfficeMax, Rogers Communications, T-Mobile and Valvoline. The agency recently announced the opening of an office in Toronto, Canada and the relocation and expansion of its operations in Cleveland.
New York-based mergers and acquisition firm AdMedia Partners acted as financial advisor to LEVEL in the transaction.
Rosetta is the largest and fastest growing independent interactive agency in the U.S. and is ranked by AdAge among the top ten digital agencies in the country. Engineered for the connected world, Rosetta was founded in 1998 to pilot brands through an ever-changing marketing landscape and drive measurable business impact. Rosetta enables brands to transform their marketing through the discovery of unique insights about their best consumers' wants and needs and then connecting with them in the most innovative and personally relevant way across all touch points and over time.
Rosetta's unique combination of a patented approach to segmentation, called Personality® Segmentation; industry leading depth in technology across platforms and devices; world class creative, design and user experience capability; scale and integrated structure; and deep vertical industry expertise in the Healthcare; Retail & Consumer Products; Financial Services; Communications, Media & Technology; Travel & Leisure and B2B markets have attracted many of the nation's leading brands. The agency's clients include Allergan, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis in healthcare; Coach, Express, Jos. A. Bank, OfficeMax, Rogers Communications and Valvoline in the retail sector; Citizens, M&T and Nationwide in financial services; Marriott in travel and leisure and Microsoft and T-Mobile in communications, media and technology.
Rosetta is headquartered in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices in New York, Cleveland, Denver, Boston, Chicago and Toronto.
LEVEL delivers integrated marketing and product development for global brands. Through the interplay of branded content, technology platforms and connected devices, LEVEL designs a total user experience that amplifies the relationship between brand and consumer. At LEVEL, our methodology is proven; our behavior is adaptive.
PGI to Develop Compiler Based on NVIDIA CUDA C Architecture for x86 Platforms
PGI to Demonstrate New PGI CUDA C Compiler at SC10 Supercomputing Conference in November
SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Group®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and a leading supplier of compilers for high-performance computing (HPC), today announced it is developing a CUDA C compiler targeting systems based on the industry-standard general-purpose 64- and 32-bit x86 architectures. The new PGI CUDA C compiler for x86 platforms will be demonstrated at the SC10 Supercomputing conference taking place in New Orleans, LA, November 13-15, 2010.
The NVIDIA CUDA architecture was developed to enable offloading computationally intensive kernels to massively parallel GPUs. Through function calls and language extensions, CUDA gives developers explicit control over the mapping of general-purpose computational kernels to GPUs, as well as the placement and movement of data between an x86 processor and the GPU.
The PGI CUDA C compiler for x86 platforms will allow developers using CUDA to compile and optimize CUDA applications to run on x86-based workstations, servers and clusters with or without an NVIDIA GPU accelerator. When run on x86-based systems without a GPU, PGI CUDA C applications will use multiple cores and the streaming SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) capabilities of Intel and AMD CPUs for parallel execution.
"CUDA C for x86 is a perfect complement to CUDA Fortran and PGI's optimizing parallel Fortran and C compilers for multi-core x86," said Douglas Miles, director, The Portland Group. "It's another important element in our on-going strategy of providing HPC programmers with development tools that give PGI users a full range of options for optimizing compute-intensive applications, while allowing them to leverage the latest technical innovations from AMD, Intel and NVIDIA."
"In less than three years, CUDA has become the most widely used massively parallel programming model," said Sanford Russell, general manager of GPU Computing software at NVIDIA. "With the CUDA for x86 CPU compiler, PGI is responding to the need of developers who want to use a single parallel programming model to target many core GPUs and multi-core CPUs."
PGI offers two programming models for GPU accelerators. PGI Accelerator(TM) is a high-level directive-based programming model targeting scientific and engineering-domain experts working in high-performance computing. PGI Accelerator compilers are currently available for C99 and Fortran 95/2003. CUDA Fortran, a Fortran 95/2003 analog to NVIDIA CUDA C, was developed by PGI in cooperation with NVIDIA in 2009. CUDA Fortran allows expert programmers to control all aspect of GPU programming. In addition to programming GPU accelerators, PGI products are used widely by HPC programmers targeting applications for 64-bit x64 and 32-bit x86 processor based systems.
The Portland Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of STMicroelectronics, is the premier supplier of high-performance parallel Fortran, C, and C++ compilers and tools for workstations, servers, and clusters based on x64 processors from Intel and AMD, and GPUs accelerators from NVIDIA. Further information on The Portland Group products can be found at http://www.pgroup.com, by callingSales at (503) 682-2806, or by email to email@example.com.
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Location Labs Now Able to Locate Over 250 Million Mobile Phones
First and Only Platform that Enables Location Access for Developers Across the Four Major U.S. Carriers
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Location Labs, the leader in providing mobile location-based services, today announced a major milestone surrounding the reach of the company's Universal Location Service [ULS] platform. Developers can now remotely access the location of over 250MM mobile phones in the U.S. through a single cloud-based API. With connectivity across the four major U.S. wireless carriers, Location Labs' ULS becomes the first and only platform to enable this unprecedented access.
To date, over 2,000 developers have signed up to utilize the ULS. Developers have launched dozens of apps spanning multiple verticals including mobile marketing, couponing, fraud prevention, compliance, and logistics tracking. Developers are using the location of mobile phones to power Web, mobile web, SMS, voice, and downloadable apps.
"Our device coverage is unmatched and makes Location Labs' ULS the first true cross-carrier location aggregation platform in the U.S.," noted Tasso Roumeliotis, CEO of Location Labs. "With this level of ubiquity, there's nothing to stop developers from launching an array of new and exciting location-enabled services to the masses."
ULS allows developers to locate over 250MM devices in real-time through a cloud-based location API. For developers, this means simplicity, interoperability, and scalability. Since location is determined through the carrier networks, there is no download required for the end user, and the service can locate ALL types of devices: both smartphones (e.g. iPhone®, Android(TM), Blackberry®) and non-smartphones (e.g. Motorola RAZR(TM)). The Location Labs ULS platform also includes an extensive end-user privacy management solution.
To learn more about the ULS platform, or to get started building location-based apps immediately visit the Location Labs' developer portal: http://developer.location-labs.com. There, developers can register for a free developer account; access the SDKs and developer guide; and also get a $50 account credit to begin testing the ULS APIs free of charge.
About Location Labs
Location Labs is the leader in Location-as-a-Service for mobile application developers. The company's location based services platform helps developers leverage location information to create intelligent, location aware applications. The company's Platform supports over 250MM mobile phones on the market today, including both smart phones and non-smart phones. Location Labs has strategic partnerships with AT&T, Sprint-Nextel, TMobile, Verizon, Qualcomm, Intel, as well as a number of other global partners. Location Labs was formerly operating as WaveMarket, Inc. The company has raised $26MM in venture financing, from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, BlueRun Ventures (formerly Nokia Venture Partners), QUALCOMM Ventures, Intel Capital, British Telecom and Mitsui Ventures.
Verizon Wireless Introduces NAVBuilder Inside to Help Developers Incorporate Location, Maps and Navigation Into Apps
Software Development Kit Enables Cross-Platform Development and Distribution
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVBuilder Inside (NBI), an exclusive software development kit (SDK) from Verizon Wireless, gives developers a simple way to add interactive location, mapping, and other location-based services (LBS) to their applications across multiple operating systems. The NAVBuilder Inside SDK is now available, the company said today at the Verizon Developer Community Conference taking place in Las Vegas.
NAVBuilder Inside allows for cross-platform development for Android(TM), BlackBerry®, Brew® and Windows Mobile® operating systems. Developers can use NAVBuilder Inside to create or enhance applications to take advantage of in-demand LBS features, including directions, finders, alerts and geo-tagging.
"LBS features, such as location, maps and directions, are the hottest features in application development, especially when they can be embedded directly into an application so Verizon Wireless device users don't have to leave an app to take advantage of the capability," said Kristi Crum, director of consumer products, Verizon Wireless. "With NAVBuilder Inside, we've made it simple for developers to use uniform APIs to quickly add the most-wanted features to their applications on many different operating systems and get them to market quickly."
NAVBuilder Inside can be found on the Verizon Developer Community portal and has two parts:
-- MapKit: Provides an interface for embedding maps (Regular, Satellite and
Hybrid), local search, and directions directly into applications, so
users don't have to leave the application to experience the
-- LocationKit: Enables fast location positioning for applications using
standalone GPS, Cell ID or Wi-Fi. LocationKit also enables Cell ID
location positioning on non-Wi-Fi capable devices, such as Brew-enabled
The SDK lets developers infuse their apps with geocoding and reverse-geocoding, map overlays and local search. In addition, the APIs offer the capability to provide 3-D voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation through VZ Navigator®.
NAVBuilder Inside was developed in cooperation with TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: TSYS) and will be available through the Verizon Developer Community portal. For information on how to register for the Verizon Developer Community, visit http://developer.verizon.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, Nasdaq: VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.