iPad® serves as an additional screen to watch live programming in the home
HERNDON, Va., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that many of its customers can enjoy the ease and flexibility of using their iPad as an additional screen to watch live, streaming video in their home at no additional charge. The Cox TV Connect application that launches today includes access to national cable television channels that offer a variety of news and entertainment programming.
"Cox offers convenience through convergence and TV Connect is a new way we are making viewing more convenient and flexible for our customers," said Jonathan Freeland, Cox VA vice president of marketing. "Our TV Connect offering will continue to evolve and expand, adding even more value to our services."
TV Connect includes a convenient on-screen guide, and customers can select a full-screen viewing option once a program has been selected. The first version of the TV Connect app is now available at no additional charge in the Apple App Store. At initial launch, Cox customers with Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Cox High Speed Internet service, Cox TV Essential service or higher and a DOCSIS modem can download and use the free application on their iPad.
Access to linear programming through Cox TV Connect marks a significant expansion of Cox's online offering. Last May, the company introduced TV Online at http://www.cox.com/tv, which gives Cox Advanced TV customers access to a library of thousands of television and movies titles on demand. Many of the television shows available at cox.com/tv are available for online viewing starting the day after the premiere. Earlier this year, Cox also introduced Mobile Connect, an iPad, iPhone and Android app that gives Cox Advanced TV and Cox Telephone customers the ability to control and manage their Cox DVR and Telephone services.
About Cox Communications:
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.
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Rittal Corporation Optimizes Server Enclosure Line
Staying ahead of the curve by providing today what the market tells us it needs in the years ahead.
URBANA, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "We've reviewed the most important features required of enclosures in today's high-density IT environments and begun incorporating them into our standard product line for 2012 and beyond," explains Tony Cooper, Senior Product Manager for IT Strategic Marketing at Rittal Corporation. "We're optimizing our enclosures to make the most dominant sizes and features available as the standard configuration. We're staying ahead of the curve by providing today what the market tells us it needs in the years ahead."
As the demand for higher density in IT environments continues to climb, maintaining unobstructed airflow will become an even more critical concern, according to Cooper. With higher density comes more heat and, in most cases, more cables. Being able to provide efficient cable management and heat dissipation will continue to be significant considerations in years to come, he concludes.
Incorporating new elements
While the lineup pulls together high-demand features, it also brings to light a selection of Rittal innovations.
-- Split Rear Door Design -- Rittal's standard enclosures come with split
rear doors. Split doors provide a greater level of security as well as a
cleaner look. "With split doors, a customer can use the same latch
system and same key as they install in the front," points out Cooper,
"which gives them a variety of handle options including a popular
selection with a built-in combination lock."
Added security and strength is also provided by a new two-point contact system on both the top and bottom of the doors.
-- High-density Roof -- A unique roof design has been created to
accommodate the latest in high-density IT component demands. Now,
600-wide enclosures feature twice as many access holes for cable routing
-- eight in the new roof -- while 700- and 800-wide enclosures have
eight holes and rectangular openings on both outer edges for easier
cable management. "The openings on the edges are particularly important
in large networking applications," explains Cooper, "and there are brush
strips at these openings to maintain the integrity of the enclosure when
it comes to the loss of heat into the room.
-- L-shaped Hinge System -- An ergonomically-designed L-shaped hinge system
replaces the more "industrial look" hinges of previous models, making
installation and maintenance virtually a tool-less process. The new
hinges are installed on both front and back doors.
"Working in Zero U space allows managing cables at the side of the components with fewer bends in the cables," Cooper adds. "And, everything works with Rittal's standard overhead cable management system."
Accessories to complete the picture
While the next generation of enclosures adds standard features, there are additional accessories available to further enhance data center efficiency.
-- Cable Management -- A variety of cable management accessories from a
cable trough to a specially-designed wall in the back - with preformed
holes and PDU brackets installed - are available for additional
-- Metal Baffles -- Special metal baffles are available for these
enclosures to allow enhanced airflow management between the frame and
rails. Air that passes between frame and rails does nothing to cool the
equipment; baffles force air into the equipment area for more efficient
-- Casters -- Standard casters include individual wheels on each corner.
These new casters are mounted to a plate so there's one for the front
and one for the rear of the unit - mounting two casters on each plate.
One features fixed wheels while the other features swivel casters. The
units are interchangeable so a user can decide if the swivel wheels are
mounted on front or back. The plate also helps to baffle airflow at the
base of the cabinet.
-- Split Sidewall Design -- A two-piece sidewall design, top and bottom,
makes installation and maintenance easier and more efficient. Units can
be locked in place for added security - using the same key as the
enclosure's front and rear door latches.
Deliverable stock of the 600-wide enclosures is expected to be ready by November 1, 2011 with stock of the 700- and 800-wide units available just a bit later. As inventory of the new models builds, stock of current models will be replaced -- after January 1, 2012, the current models will only be available by special order.
The Rittal Corporation, Urbana, Ohio, is the U.S. subsidiary of Rittal GmbH & Co. KG and manufactures the world's leading industrial and IT enclosures, racks and accessories, including climate control and power management systems for industrial, data center, outdoor and hybrid applications. Rittal's off-the-shelf standard, modified standard and custom-engineered products are recognized throughout the world as innovative, high quality solutions for practically any industrial or IT infrastructure application -- from single enclosures to comprehensive, mission critical systems.
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Security Management Systems (SMS) Completes Oracle Data Center Security Project for Core Services Corporation
- Integrator Providing Access Control, Biometrics and other Advanced Security Systems for Multiple Data Center Sites -
GREAT NECK, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Security Management Systems (SMS), a leading integrator of IP-based security solutions, recently completed an advanced data center security system for Oracle data center hosting and consulting services provider Core Services Corporation.
Based in Somerset, New Jersey, Core Services is an Oracle Platinum Partner, providing Oracle-based business operations solutions and information systems, disaster recovery and support to clients worldwide.
SMS was contracted by Core Services to design and build an integrated system at its 15,000 sq. ft. data center and office facility in Union, New Jersey. "This IP-based integrated system enables Core Services to protect its facility, employees and visitors while meeting their SAS 70 compliance requirements," explains SMS Vice President Craig Albrecht.
SMS designed and integrated an end-to-end Cisco solution incorporating Cisco's VSOM and CPAM applications along with biometric readers and visitor management integration. The system also has the ability to import cardholder information directly from Core Services' human resources application eliminating the need for duplicate entry. The Cisco CPAM access control alarm monitoring system manages perimeter access and alarms as well as the core of the data center and access to other sensitive administrative areas. Several dozen Cisco IP cameras monitor both the interior and exterior of the building and are recorded by Cisco's VSOM platform.
Additional sites are in the process of being added to the security system. "We are pleased to be expanding our involvement with Core Services and are expanding their security to Somerset, New Jersey and Baltimore, Maryland by leveraging their network infrastructure along with the network-centric capabilities of Cisco's Access Control and Surveillance System," explains Craig Albrecht.
"Providing maximum security for our clients' data assets is critical, and a competitive differentiator, particularly as we expand to provide additional cloud services," explains Core Services President and CEO Jim Bistis. "SMS clearly has a keen understanding and is able to deliver tightly integrated systems that will protect our people and our customers' data as well as our physical infrastructure."
About Core Services:
Core Services Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner, delivers Oracle-based business operations solutions and information systems and support to clients worldwide by providing award-winning Oracle Hosting and Consulting services. Additionally, Core Services is authorized to sell and service Oracle E-Business Suite, leveraging the Oracle Business Accelerators. Founded in 1990, Core Services also offers Managed, Remote DBA, Disaster Recovery, and Consulting services for new Oracle implementations and upgrades. For more information about Core Services, visit http://www.coreservices.com.
SMS is a leading integrator of IP-based integrated security solutions. The company is staffed with the industry's top engineers, project managers, and technicians who design and build a full range of innovative security solutions. Based in Great Neck, New York, the company places special emphasis on remote support and managed services providing monitoring of system servers, networks, and software applications for the security industry. SMS also offers a wide range of expertise in access control, video surveillance and analytics, intercom systems, turnstiles, perimeter/intrusion protection as well as mass notification systems. With a national footprint, its client base includes Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, multi-tenant residential developments, commercial high-rise facilities, hospitals, K-12 and higher education campuses. For more information, please visit <font size="2" face="Arial">http://www.securitymgt.com</font>
Contact: Andrew Lavin
A. Lavin Communications
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DC Universe(TM) Online Delivers Action-Packed Acceleration With New Lightning Strikes DLC Pack
Featuring New Electricity Power Set and The Flash, Second DLC Pack Now Available for Download
SAN DIEGO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced that the second downloadable content (DLC) pack for DC Universe Online, Lightning Strikes, is now available. Featuring the scarlet speedster, The Flash, and the introduction of the game's eighth power set, Electricity Powers, the new DLC pack is available for download on both the PC and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
"The Flash is one of the premiere characters in the DC Universe and has long been a fan favorite," said Jens Andersen, DCUO Creative Director, Sony Online Entertainment. "We're excited to deliver a new and exciting adventure featuring The Flash with our latest DLC, Lightning Strikes. Players can participate in new solo and group content, new bounties, as well as interact with The Flash-themed characters and content - it's pure action-charged fun."
Lightning Strikes offers players new adventures with more intense action, over-the-top powers for epic battles and another legendary superhero for players to battle against or alongside on their journey to becoming the next legend. In addition to the new Electricity Power set, DC Universe Online players can now interact with The Flash-themed characters and content with new maps and features:
-- Electricity Powers - Players can now utilize the new Electricity Power
set and use new types of healing powers and damage attacks in combat,
-- Ionic Drain - Drains energy from the environment to replenish a
player's health while simultaneously damaging surrounding enemies
-- The Shockwave - Shoots streams of electric bolts at enemies
-- Tesla Ball - Creates a floating ball of electricity that zaps nearby
-- New Characters - Encounter new iconic DC Universe characters, including
Livewire, Black Lightning, The Top, The Trickster, Static and much more.
-- New Gear - Players can earn all-new gear sets including the new
Zoom-inspired set for villains, and the new Black Lightning-inspired set
-- Flashback Duo -In the Flashback Duo, players can travel back in time to
the very moment when Barry Allen became The Flash and battle foes inside
the Central City Police Station.
-- Central City - Experience solo and group adventures with the all-new
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APTARE Tames Unstructured Data Growth With StorageConsole File Analytics
Advanced storage system profiling enables IT to minimize the risk and costs associated with exponential and unconstrained growth of files
CAMPBELL, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise storage resource management leader APTARE®, Inc. today announced the introduction of a new product, APTARE StorageConsole File Analytics, offering a paradigm shift in how unstructured data is discovered, captured, profiled, and analyzed.
In today's digital world, the explosion of unstructured data has become an enormous problem for corporations managing their information needs. APTARE StorageConsole File Analytics solves the problem with a scalable solution that uses high velocity, agent-less data collectors optimized to ensure minimal impact on the underlying infrastructure while profiling a global storage environment. File Analytics uses a patented, purpose-built database to store metadata on billions of files and then the metadata is analyzed for insight into file usage, categorization and trending to help IT take control and manage the growth of unstructured data.
"According to IDC, unstructured data accounts for 90% of enterprise data and its growth is accelerating. Managing unstructured data is critical to reducing storage and compliance costs and minimizing corporate risk. This task has been painfully difficult due to the time, resources, and overhead required to collect the immense volume of metadata and digest into actionable business intelligence," said Rick Clark, President and CEO of APTARE. "With File Analytics, our customers can quickly and easily glean analytics and trending across their global unstructured data footprint. This type of near real-time instrumentation has never before been available in a low-cost footprint and fully integrated with data management technologies deployed within the enterprise."
"File Analytics' ability to provide detailed profiling of unstructured data helps to ensure APTARE customers can amass meaningful and actionable information across NAS volumes and file-servers," said Eric Sheppard, Research Director at IDC. "This information can be used for policy enforcement, risk mitigation, storage tiering and reclamation, which positions APTARE to play an important role in helping organizations better understand, manage and optimize their storage environments."
Enterprise IT organizations are using File Analytics to assist with policy enforcement and risk mitigation by automating the process of identifying and removing redundant and inappropriate files. IT departments are optimizing their storage efficiencies by using File Analytics to help identify and move infrequently accessed files to a more economical storage tier. Additionally, File Analytics now makes it possible to quickly identify an organization's global digital assets during first pass e-discovery.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE is a provider of enterprise storage reporting, monitoring and alerting software products that increase the efficiency of enterprise storage environments and reduce costs. Over 700 enterprise customers around the world rely on APTARE solutions for storage management and data protection management. The software is sold direct and through a large community of OEMs, resellers, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers. For more information, please visit http://www.aptare.com.
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UC Berkeley's Mobile Student Body to Benefit from Enhanced AT&T Wi-Fi Access
Additional AT&T Network Improvements Will Help Increase Opportunities for Mobile Learning
BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the coming semesters, Berkeley won't have students tied to their dorm rooms or libraries before finals to access the latest chapter guide or practice test online. Students will experience more freedom studying around the 178-acre campus with expanded Wi-Fi and network coverage from AT&T*.
With smartphones and tablets mobilizing the college experience, UC Berkeley, one of the world's premier public universities, and AT&T are working together to provide students, faculty and visitors greater leisure to connect to resources from their favorite study spot.
What's new and coming:
-- Upgrades have been completed inside the Haas School of Business and the
School of Law, with network improvements at the Student Athlete High
Performance Center underway.
-- AT&T is improving its mobile broadband network on campus to enable
additional coverage and capacity.
-- AT&T will expand and upgrade voice and data coverage in over 80
buildings and place additional Wi-Fi hotspots on campus and in
"Improving our wireless network and extending mobile services within our buildings can be challenging initiatives, especially at a time when the campus has fewer resources," said Michael Mundrane, Deputy Chief Information Officer at UC Berkeley. "This unified effort is an example of what can be accomplished when institutions of higher learning collaborate with companies like AT&T to address students' needs."
Wireless network improvements have already begun, with upgrades complete inside UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and School of Law, and currently underway in the Student-Athlete High Performance Center. These upgrades are expected to be complete across campus in 2013. Faculty, students and staff can track the progress online at http://ist.berkeley.edu/att.
As the university's primary mobile service provider, users with qualifying AT&T smartphones and high-speed internet plans can access AT&T Wi-Fi for free. AT&T Wi-Fi users will have access to the company's technical and maintenance support, ensuring a quality experience while on campus.
AT&T and UC Berkeley are bringing more AT&T Wi-Fi Network coverage to students as Wi-Fi connections and usage grow in the San Francisco Bay area. In the third quarter of 2011, consumers made more than 28.9 million connections to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the San Francisco Bay area and residents of the area have access to more than 860 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in venues, such as higher education campuses, hospitality locations, retail venues, stadiums and restaurants. AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S. and access to 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
About University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley, is the world's premier public university and the flagship of the 10-campus University of California system. A wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley claims 21 Nobel Laureates, eight of whom are current faculty members. The campus is home to more than 130 academic departments and more than 80 interdisciplinary research units.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T | DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking StatementsInformation set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility Introduce Next-Generation DROID XYBOARD Tablets on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network
New Tablets Elevate Customers into an Unprecedented Realm of Communication, Entertainment and Productivity; Verizon Wireless Also Offering New DROID RAZR(TM) by Motorola in White, Just in Time for the Holidays
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless today introduced two new additions to the DROID family to deliver new and unparalleled experiences on America's fastest, most reliable 4G network, the DROID XYBOARD tablets. The two new DROID tablets present new options for consumers looking to stay connected, productive and entertained. Additionally, Verizon Wireless will debut the trendsetting DROID RAZR((TM)) by Motorola in a flashy new white color, a unique gift for the winter holidays. All three products will be upgraded to Android((TM)) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The new DROID XYBOARD tablets both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and MotoCast((TM)) for remote access to non DRM-protected music, pictures, videos and documents stored on work or home computers' hard drives. Both are equipped with scratch-resistant displays that use Corning(®) Gorilla(®) Glass to stay brilliant and a coating of water-repellent nanoparticles makes them resistant to accidental spills and splashes.
Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the DROID XYBOARD tablets feature Android((TM)) 3.2 Honeycomb, brilliant high-definition displays with wide viewing angles, magnesium-reinforced bodies with aluminum housing and super portable form-factors. Both tablets offer robust Business Ready features, including enterprise-grade security and apps such as Quickoffice HD(®) for document editing and creation, Citrix(®) GoToMeeting((TM)) for productivity and collaboration and Google Talk((TM)) for video conferencing.
The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is optimized for productivity with stylus support for easy notetaking and markup using a precision tip stylus, included in the box. The XYBOARD 8.2 is perfect for portable entertainment with 2.1 adaptive virtual surround sound and a high-definition display for enjoying Netflix((TM)) movies in up to HD quality, concert-like music and serious gaming. Powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 customers can soar through the Web at blazing speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas.
Additional features for DROID XYBOARD tablets:
-- Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)
-- Supports a wide array of separately purchased accessories including an
HD station for connecting to speakers and a larger screen, an HD dock to
send content via HDMI out to HDTVs and home theater speaker systems and
a stylish portfolio with Bluetooth(®)-enabled keyboard and mouse
-- Support for Google((TM)) Mobile Services including Gmail((TM)),
YouTube((TM)), Google Talk, Google Search((TM)), Google Maps((TM) )and
access to millions of books from Google Books((TM))
-- Dijit((TM)) app allows DROID XYBOARD tablets to double as a universal
remote control with an electronic programming guide for TVs, Blu-ray
Disc(TM) players, digital video records (DVR), and most other consumer
-- 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras perfect for video chatting with
friends and family
-- 5-megapixel rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED
flash, optimized for capturing the moment
-- Mobile Hotspot Capability - share 4G LTE connection with up to eight
-- 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch high-definition In-Plane Switching (IPS) display
for DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 respectively
-- DROID RAZR in white will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications
Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com this month for $299.99 with
a new two-year customer agreement. Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR
will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan
beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package
starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.
-- Customers that purchase a DROID XYBOARD tablet will need to subscribe to
a Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband data plan starting at $30 monthly
access for 2 GB of data.
-- The DROID XYBOARD 8.2 will be available in two models: 16 GB for $429.99
and 32 GB for $529.99 both with a new two-year customer agreement.
-- The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 will be available in three models: 16 GB for
$529.99, 32 GB for $629.99 and 64 GB for $729.99 all with a new two-year
-- Both DROID XYBOARD tablets will be available in Verizon Wireless
Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com this month.
-- Customers will receive $100 off a DROID XYBOARD tablet and $50 off
select Motorola accessories for a limited time when a customer purchases
a DROID RAZR by Motorola with a new two-year customer agreement.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 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.
About Motorola MobilityMotorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
Marken Launches Solo(TM) for Management of Clinical Trials Distribution
Newly validated system will be used to operate its global depot facilities
LONDON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marken announced today the launch of Solo(TM), their proprietary web-based system used to manage the unique regulatory, inventory and operational supply chain complexities of clinical trials. The system, which has been developed exclusively for Marken, is designed to manage all aspects of Marken's global depot network including: receipt of clinical supplies and kits, dispatches, returns, warehouse movements and QA releases. Solo(TM) is a secure, validated*, web-based system which is fully accessible to Marken's clients on a 24/7 basis from any location in the world. Additionally, Marken has designed Solo(TM) to integrate with multiple client-directed IXR (Interactive Reporting) systems.
"We are pleased to offer this new system to our growing number of pharmaceutical clients," said Frank Wright, Interim President, Clinical Trials Distribution at Marken. "Solo is a very unique and fit for purpose application which incorporates all of our client's requirements for remote storage and distribution of their clinical trial supplies. We are also excited to be launching Solo as we manage an increasing number of depots around the world."
Solo(TM) is purpose-built to allow a high degree of customization supporting the dynamic needs of Marken's pharmaceutical client base. The system is being launched just as Marken is opening its third fully owned and staffed depot facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
"We welcome the pharmaceutical industry to discuss their global distribution needs for pharmaceutical logistics and supply chain management with us," said Wes Wheeler, CEO of Marken LLC. "We are uniquely positioned to grow with the industry's need for management of time critical, temperature critical and complex shipments of their clinical supplies. We are committed to providing fully validated facilities in strategic centers around the world from which clinical trials can be managed."
Marken is the leading global clinical supply chain service provider dedicated to the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries, supporting over 6,000 investigator sites in more than 100 countries. With decades of experience in the logistics, transport and distribution of temperature sensitive life saving pharmaceuticals, clinical trial supplies and specimen collection; Marken integrates depot and logistics services into solutions that extend the reach of clinical trials to even the most remote treatment naive geographies. Our team members and network of facilities bridge the distance between patients and the essential resources of life science companies.
Bi-directional audio path also supports intercom communications
ZURICH, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barix unveils its Annuncicom PS1 Paging Station at the ISE show in Amsterdam early next year (January 31-February 2, RAI Center, Booth 2E70). The compact, elegant device gives commercial businesses, office buildings, educational institutions, medical facilities and others a simple, fully-integrated hardware solution for paging and intercom over IP.
The PS1 features two backlit push-to-talk buttons, volume control and a built-in speaker and microphone, giving security guards, receptionists and other operators a simple way to make announcements to an entire facility. The device's IP addressability enables a simple connection to the network, allowing systems integrators and end users to take advantage of existing infrastructure, reducing costs and equipment requirements. Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability further simplifies installation, requiring only a single cable to the device.
The PS1 can also merge with background music systems -- ideal for retailers, restaurants, hotels, clubs and other entertainment venues that wish to break into a stream with announcements. Bi-directional capability enables intercom for facility-wide, two-way communications -- taking the PS1 beyond a basic paging device for ski areas, university campuses and other large areas that require talkback capability.
Barix introduced its first master paging station, the Annuncicom PS16, in 2009 to support complex, multi-zone paging and intercom applications. The PS1 addresses market needs for a simple and reliable, yet elegant and affordable solution.
"Many Barix customers have reported the need for a simple, compact one-to-two button desktop paging station for universal use," said Johannes G. Rietschel, CEO and Founder of Barix. "Hospital and school receptionists, for example, can page doctors and teachers or make general announcements without a learning curve. Ease of use and reliability were of paramount importance in its design."
The compact PS1 design accommodates wall-mount and desktop installations, with minimal real estate requirements. This makes the PS1 ideal for central offices and control rooms, as well as secondary rooms and remote points. A belt clip also enables mobility for those that need IP intercom on the move.
Existing Barix customers can easily integrate the PS1 with other Barix devices on a network, including Instreamer IP encoders, Exstreamer IP decoders and Annuncicom two-way IP devices -- enabling a complete, customized Barix IP audio and control solution that meet the requirements of the facility.
First Major Video Game Ever Created By Developer In Vietnam - 7554 is a PC Game that Commemorates Dien Bien Phu
7554 Is A FPS Single Player Campaign Set Against the Historic Backdrop of Dien Bien Phu (7 May 1954)
HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emobi Games is proud to announce 7554. 7554 is the first major video game developed by a Vietnamese company and made available in North America. 7554 is currently set for a February 2012 release date in North America and will be available exclusively for PC for $12.00 USD. The title of the game, 7554 (7 May 1954) represents the day the French army in Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam surrendered to the Vietnam People's Army thereby withdrawing occupation of all Indochinese colonies.
"There has never been a video game of this size and scope from Vietnam and that fact alone gives us a lot of national pride. It is our privilege and our challenge to create a first person shooter that gamers will enjoy playing. And though 7554 is based on historical events, it is not an attempt to recreate the past, but rather it is a vehicle meant for entertainment," said Nguyen Tuan Huy, Director of Emobi Games.
7554 is a first person shooter set against the historical backdrop of the climatic conclusion to the first Indochina War between the Vietnam People's Army revolutionaries and the oppressing French army. The single player campaign puts gamers on the front line of a colonial independence movement locked in battle against a technologically more advanced modern Western occupier.
Players will experience the colonial movement's growth from insurgent guerrilla band to a conventional army using Nvidia's PhysX engine and Havok's Vision Engine 8. 7554 will be released on December 16, 2011 in Vietnam and in February 2012 in North America.
Founded in 2009, Emobi Games focuses on building original intellectual properties that video game fans will enjoy. The team has challenged themselves to do something no other company in Vietnam has ever done before, create a full scale video game. 7554 is that game.
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Revere Security and Evigia Team Up to Provide World's First Standards-based Secure RFID Solution
Revere Security and Evigia have partnered to tap into the much sought-after market for secure RFID solutions leveraging Evigia's cutting edge active RFID systems.
DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Privately funded Revere Security, the world's leading Edge Security provider, has announced that it entered into a partnership with Evigia, the RFID industry-leading provider of wireless and sensing solutions for government and commercial applications. "This is an important milestone in our strategy to focus the important active RFID market," said Rick Stephenson, President and CEO of Revere Security, "Evigia has shown a tremendous ability to deliver value to its clients across industries ranging from defense to cold chain. They operate right at the center of many of our key markets for secure RFID applications." Through this partnership Revere Security and Evigia will work together on joint product development, joint go-to-market approach for secure RFID solutions and a strategic roadmap to drive security technology innovation deeper into the wireless and sensor space.
Evigia is the industry-leading provider of ISO 18000-7 integrated Active RFID sensors, transponders, tags and readers. The Evigia products and solutions enhance performance, improve energy efficiency and lower the cost of asset-management throughout supply chains and sensing networks. "Revere Security offers a set of security capabilities that is unique in the world today," commented Navid Yazdi, CEO of Evigia. He continued: "The Hummingbird HB-2 cryptographic suite protects the identity of and data on our transponders, tags and readers. We are very excited to be the first to market with these very important solution capabilities."
Under the agreement, Evigia licenses Revere Security's Suite of cryptographic solutions including the Hummingbird HB-2 cipher and a highly optimized version of the AES-128 cipher as well as Revere Security's appliance for the secure and efficient distribution of symmetric keys in Edge Security applications. "These unique capabilities enable Evigia to not only encrypt data on tags and transponders, but equally important, to authenticate readers and tags in active RFID systems," said Erik Wood, VP of RFID at Revere Security. He continued "A third important capability of the Hummingbird HB-2 cryptographic suite is cloaking -- the ability of RFID tags to remain silent when they are interrogated by unknown readers." Revere Security's Hummingbird HB-2 cipher is the most power-efficient Edge Security solution available on the market today.
Revere Security is a privately owned company specializing in cryptographic data security solutions for small, power-constrained chips and devices. Revere Security's solutions rely on a remarkably simple, efficient and powerful algorithm co-developed by Revere Security Co-founder Eric Smith, Chief Cryptographer Whitfield Diffie and Chief Cryptanalyst Peter Schweitzer. The unique algorithm has been tested, analyzed and proven successful through rigorous study by former cryptanalysts from the National Security Agency. Revere Security safeguards solutions in embedded systems, RF communications, sensor technologies, mobile computing and more. The company is headquartered in Dallas. For more information on Revere Security, visit http://www.reveresecurity.com or email us at email@example.com.
Evigia is the industry leader in judicious utilization of integrated sensor and ASIC technologies to dramatically improve the functionality and cost of wireless and sensing products. These advances allow significant improvement in the performance and cost of asset-management supply chains and sensing networks. The network's functionality, visibility and security control are dramatically increased, while the underlying hardware products themselves benefit from smaller size, higher energy efficiency and lower cost with our solution approach. Supply-chain management networks built on these devices will enjoy an improved ROI along with significantly enhanced functionality, visibility and security control. Products in the EV3 family are fully compliant and interoperable within ISO 18000-7 systems. Visit us on the web at http://www.evigia.com, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Safety Into Your Own Hands With Free New bSafe App
-- With bSafe, One-Touch SOS Ensures Users "Never Walk Alone"; Available Now on Smartphones Worldwide --
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The free personal safety app bSafe(TM) (http://www.neverwalkalone.com) is available worldwide on iPhone® and Android(TM), it was announced today. The app will also go live on BlackBerry® devices in the next few days. Following its meteoric success in select European countries (topping charts and beating Angry Birds® and Facebook® app downloads), bSafe is now ready to provide peace-of-mind to users everywhere.
bSafe is a free smartphone app that gives users a way to instantly reach their selected contacts -- Guardians - when help is needed. When the one-touch SOS is employed, Guardians are alerted with an emergency text message that includes the sender's exact location. A direct call is also placed to one specified Guardian. Additional features are showcased in the bSafe demo video and at neverwalkalone.com.
Founder and CEO Silje Vallestad said, "bSafe is free, easy and it provides tremendous peace-of-mind. It is the one app we want everyone to have and hope they never have to use. If you are getting or giving a new smartphone this holiday season, bSafe is the most important app you can install."
bSafe is the latest offering from Bipper AS, the privately owned Norway-based company founded by tech-Mom Vallestad in 2008. Bipper® is dedicated to developing mobile safety solutions for the international market.The company's internationally recognized, award-winning first product, Bipper, is designed to help parents monitor and control kids' mobile use. For more information, http://www.bipper.com.
Give Teens on Your Holiday Shopping List the Latest in Learning Technology
The latest learning tools from Texas Instruments foster student achievement in math and science
DALLAS, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As this year's holiday wish lists fill with the latest tech gadgets, parents should consider investing in a gift that will last their kids from middle school through high school and college - a new handheld or calculator from Texas Instruments.
The right tool for math and science classes is one of the best gifts education-minded parents can give their teens. Tools such as the TI-Nspire(TM) CX handheld, the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator or the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator could mean the difference between fully understanding key concepts and just getting by.
"Giving your student the tools they need to understand math and science on a deeper level is a gift that will last a lifetime," said Tom Reardon, retired math teacher with 35 years of experience in the classroom and a math adviser for Texas Instruments.
They're great gifts for math and science teachers, too.
Color-Display TI-Nspire(TM) CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS Handhelds
When students return to the classroom from the holiday break, they will be ready to tackle real-world learning with the TI-Nspire(TM) CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS handhelds. With the TI-Nspire CX handhelds, students can now more clearly interpret data, charts and graphs. Their vivid color display enables students to see sharp, full-color images and animations, helping them better connect complex math and science concepts to real-life learning. The new 3D graphing capabilities enable students to explore graphs from multiple points of view to develop deeper conceptual understanding.
The retail package of TI-Nspire(TM )CX and TI-Nspire CX CAS handhelds also includes TI-Nspire Student Software for home use. Students can do their homework practically anywhere with the handheld or work at home on their own PC or Mac(®) computer.
Research(1)( )shows that when students are engaged and actively participate in their own learning, they progress faster and further in understanding mathematics and science. Graphing handhelds, such as the TI-Nspire handhelds, have been shown to foster student engagement and encourage participation in their own learning.
"With features such as the backlit color screen, rechargeable batteries and the software that lets them upload their own photos, teens will think this is a pretty cool gift to get," Reardon said. "There are not many gifts for teenagers that are both educational and cool at the same time."
For teachers, the TI-Nspire CX handheld is multiple gifts in one. Beyond the handheld, teachers can access free, classroom-ready lessons and activities on the Math Nspired and Science Nspired online resource centers.
"If you give the math or science teacher a TI-Nspire CX handheld, you're not only giving them a cool tool, you're opening the doors to a host of time-saving classroom resources from TI," Reardon said.
The TI-Nspire CX handheld is permitted for use on the SAT(*), AP(*), PSAT/NSMQT(*), IB(®), and ACT(® )college entrance exams, as well as many state standardized tests. The TI-Nspire CX CAS handheld is permitted on SAT* and AP* exams. Students can download free sample SAT* and ACT® test questions from The Princeton Review(®) for the TI-Nspire CX handheld.
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition Graphing Calculator
The TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator is one of the most popular graphing calculators in the United States and Canada. With the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator's interchangeable color faceplates and slide cases, students can personalize their calculator to fit their mood.
Like the TI-Nspire CX handheld, the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator is permitted for use on the SAT(*), AP(*), PSAT/NSMQT(*), IB(®), and ACT(®), as well as on many state standardized tests. Students can also download free sample SAT and ACTtest questions from The Princeton Review for the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator.
The TI-36X Pro Scientific Calculator,TI's newest and most advanced scientific calculator, features a high-quality MultiView(TM) display and MathPrint(TM) capability. The MultiView display enables students to view multiple calculations at the same time, compare results and explore patterns on-screen. Enhanced math functionality makes the TI-36X Pro scientific calculator ideal for computer science and engineering courses. It also can be used in high school and college mathematics classes where graphing calculators may not be used.
About Texas Instruments
Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit http://www.education.ti.com.
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit http://www.ti.com.
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GeckoSystems: Chinese to Require Hundreds of Thousands of GeckoSystems Equipped Wheelchairs to Reach New Healthcare Standards
CONYERS, Ga., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeckoSystems International Corporation (Pink Sheets: GOSY | http://www.geckosystems.com/) -- announced additional details today regarding their Joint Venture with the Chinese. Under the auspices of the People's Republic of China a new company is being formed and a new wheelchair manufacturing plant is being built to accommodate updated healthcare standards for the Chinese people.
These new standards will require the production of hundreds of thousands of wheelchairs for the disabled in China. The joint venture will be engineering a completely new product, a truly collision proof wheelchair, that uses GeckoSystems' proprietary technology, GeckoNava.
GeckoSystems will receive exposure throughout the world thus enabling the Company to begin production of the CareBotO, the Company's flagship elder care robot. This Chinese Joint Venture will also produce a basic module for their robotic line at a markedly reduced price, giving GeckoSystems a huge competitive advantage in commercial markets such as healthcare, security, and a variety of government applications.
"This will put GeckoSystems' technology and proprietary software at the forefront of the global market. We are excited to get started. What we have announced so far is really just the beginning of the potential in the marketplace," stated Mr. Hajime Yasumatsu, Chairman, Yasu, Inc., GeckoSystems' Asian Business Development Consultant.
"Our timing could not be better; the Chinese healthcare system is being upgraded to 21st century standards and our technology and software will be part of that upgrade. The potential going forward with all of our technologies in nearly unlimited," said Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.
An audio interview with Mr. Spencer can be found at:
GeckoSystems has been developing innovative robotic technology for over fourteen years. It is CEO Martin Spencer's dream to make people's lives better through robotic technology, with a focus on Mobile Service Robots (MSRs). The MSR market is just coming of age.
There are many subgroups of service robots, personal assistance robots, professional assistance robots, social assistance robots, healthcare robots and care giving robots. Many of the robotic platforms now on the market are classified as "software ready" but they do not have integrated software and mechanical systems. GeckoSystems has developed the CareBot hardware and software in tandem for a specific application, the CareBot elder care robot.
In just this last year the market for Mobile Service Robots has started to expand. GeckoSystems received a request from Imasen, Japan's oldest wheelchair maker, to migrate the CareBot's navigation system to their power wheelchair. As a result of this GeckoSystems created the "Collision Proof Wheelchairä". The company expects their "collision proof" wheelchair and an upgrade for existing wheelchairs will be the first product of this sort to be marketed.
The CareBot has completed Alpha trials, which showed that families readily accepted the unit along with their elderly loved ones. It was tested in a home care setting and received enthusiastic support from both caregivers and care receivers. The company believes that the CareBot will enhance the safety and well-being of its elderly charges while decreasing stress on the caregiver and the family.
The company believes that the CareBot should be the first product that is introduced to the retail market because of its very strong return on investment potential for care giving families.
Above, the CareBot demonstrates static and dynamic obstacle avoidance and backs in and out of a narrow alley. There is no joystick control or programmed path; movements are smoother that those achieved using a joystick control. AI creates three low levels of obstacle avoidance: reactive, proactive, and contemplative. Subsumptive AI behavior enables the CareBot to reach its target destination after engaging in obstacle avoidance.
Statements regarding financial matters in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, technology efficacy and all other forward-looking statements be subject to the Safe Harbors created thereby. The Company is a development stage firm that continues to be dependent upon outside capital to sustain its existence. Since these statements (future operational results and sales) involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, the Company's actual results may differ materially from expected results.
New Hampshire Holiday Shoppers to Benefit From Expanded AT&T Mobile Broadband Wireless Capacity
Additional Capacity Expected to Improve Connectivity and Performance of Voice and Mobile Broadband Data
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the holiday shopping rush, shoppers visiting three popular New Hampshire malls are expected to experience improved mobile broadband coverage and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T*. The company announced today that it has completed key initiatives in its ongoing efforts to expand the wireless capacity and enhance performance of its mobile broadband network throughout three popular New Hampshire shopping malls.
AT&T added new layers of frequency, also known as "carriers," to the Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), or in-building wireless systems, at Pheasant Lane Mall, in Nashua; The Mall at Rockingham Park, in Salem; and Fox Run Mall, in Newington - all Simon Property Group malls - to help serve wireless customers throughout the shopping malls. The additional carriers help manage ever-growing demand for mobile broadband services by allocating more network resources for AT&T's mobile broadband network.
A DAS has the ability to provide enhanced wireless coverage to customers in indoor or outdoor spaces where geographical limitations - terrain, building construction, etc. - or crowd density might otherwise prevent an optimal wireless experience. The additional capacity is expected to help improve call reliability and enable more consistent network access to help customers make the most of their AT&T devices while they shop for holiday gifts.
"The holiday season can be hectic, and that's why we're committed to enhancing wireless coverage for our customers checking off their gift lists, so that they can talk, text and surf even faster than before," said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager for AT&T New England.
"Our goal is for our customers to have an extraordinary experience. As part of the New Hampshire community, we're always looking for new opportunities to provide an enhanced customer experience and our investment in the local wireless network is just one way we're accomplishing that," said Owen Smith, regional vice president for AT&T New Hampshire. "In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Maine. If approved, this deal means that we'll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband - 4G LTE - from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to more than 97 percent."
Today's announcement builds on the momentum established during AT&T's 2010 wireless investment, when it added more than 20 new cell sites in New Hampshire and upgraded 75 existing sites with mobile broadband technology. From 2008 to 2010, AT&T invested nearly $60 million in its New Hampshire wireline and wireless networks. Year to date in 2011, AT&T has added 24 new cell sites in New Hampshire, added capacity - or layers of frequency - to 221 cell sites, and expanded its mobile broadband network by enhancing 58 cell sites.
AT&T is an industry pioneer in delivering the benefits of mobile broadband networks, devices and applications. With the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience.
AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the best international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 225 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.
AT&T also operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 29,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to nearly 190,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.
For more information about AT&T's coverage in New Hampshire or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.
For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for details and locations.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.
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Information set forth in this press release contains financial estimates and other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results might differ materially. A discussion of factors that may affect future results is contained in AT&T's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update and revise statements contained in this news release based on new information or otherwise.
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Leader in Video Chat Community, Paltalk Acquires Easy To Send
Paltalk Announces That They Have Acquired Easy To Send, A Leading Do-It Yourself Digital Marketing Platform Targeted At Small and Medium Size Businesses
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paltalk, the leading real-time, video-based community with over 70 million downloads, announced today that they have acquired Easy To Send, an innovator in small business email and digital marketing.
Easy To Send was launched as an affordable and accessible email marketing management tool geared for the small and medium sized business market. It offers a platform to source graphic designers in its Creative Marketplace as well as the opportunity to join its Easy Ad Network, a program allowing users to generate ad revenue through self-generated emails and integrated content management.
The acquisition will leverage and expand Paltalk's capabilities to grow its more than 11 million person membership through the compatibility of Easy To Send's digital marketing platform, as well as help generate additional advertising revenue for both parties. The move will also welcome CEO and Founder of Easy To Send, Alan Laifer to the Paltalk family. Laifer is no stranger to the industry as he was also the founder and CEO of Datran Media, one of the largest and leading digital marketing technology companies today.
"We are excited about this acquisition and believe Easy To Send will contribute to our global network portfolio, making it even stronger," said Jason Katz, CEO, Paltalk. "Easy To Send will provide our loyal customers with yet another platform and reach new audiences within the marketplace."
"Easy To Send combined with Paltalk's resources will allow us to grow our user base even faster than it has already grown since our public launch this past June," said Alan Laifer, CEO and Founder of Easy To Send. "We look forward to all the great synergies that will arise from merging our technologies."
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. Paltalk now boasts millions of active members with nearly 100,000 people simultaneously chatting in rooms engaged in lively dialogues, meeting new friends, singing karaoke and attending family reunions.
Paltalk has a long history of technical innovation. Paltalk owns 13 patents that cover core technology related to multiplayer online video games and video conferencing. Paltalk supports IM pals on Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ and is available as a free download.
About Easy To Send
Easy To Send is an affordable and accessible email marketing management tool geared for the small and medium sized business market. Easy To Send offers a platform to source graphic designers in its Creative Marketplace as well as the opportunity to join its Easy Ad Network, allowing users to generate ad revenue through their self-generated emails.
J. Moore Partners was the exclusive financial advisor to Easy To Send.
PrepaYd Wireless Launches Nationwide With Its No Contract "Y Pay More" $40 Monthly Offer Which Includes Unlimited Talk, Text, 3G Data and a Free Phone
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PrepaYd Wireless, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of PrepaYd, Inc., (PPDC.PK) announced its official launch today, as a Nationwide Wireless Service Provider offering no contract wireless service plans and mobile devices. The "Y Pay More" no contract plan includes Unlimited Talk, Text, and 3G Data for exactly $40 a month and includes a free mobile device while supplies last. The company also offers an unlimited plan for non data users at only $35 a month for unlimited talk and text.
"PrepaYd Wireless is excited to launch its Y Pay More initiative. We encourage anyone spending more than $40 a month for cell phone service and those living in rural areas to contact us to find out about our nationwide coverage and to get a free phone while supplies last," stated Josh Berman, Vice President of PrepaYd Wireless , Inc.
PrepaYd Wireless believes it has a unique marketing niche, as its parent company PrepaYd, Inc. is a pioneer in the prepaid debit card industry. The company has experience marketing and managing the special needs of the Underbanked prepaid customers and believes PrepaYd Wireless is a natural upsell to the PrepaYd, Inc. customer base.
About PrepaYd Wireless
PrepaYd Wireless, Inc. is a Wireless Service Provider that offers mobile services to an estimated 110 million consumer demographic. Prepaid Wireless Services is an alternative to the traditional Postpaid Wireless Service Plans provided by major carriers. In addition, PrepaYd Wireless intends to make all of its available phones and wireless plans compatible for mobile financial services. For more information about PrepaYd, Wireless Inc. visit http://www.PrepaYdWireless.com.
About PrepaYd, Inc.
PrepaYd, Inc. is a provider of financial services in the prepaid debit card industry. The company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, offers prepaid debit cards to America's estimated 60 million underbanked citizens. In addition to the underbanked consumer demographic, small and mid-size businesses have found a much needed product with the company's Prepaid Business Expense Card Program. With the diminishing credit card markets, companies need a new way to fund employees' expenses other than through traditional credit cards or cash reimbursements. For more information about Prepaid Card Holdings, Inc. visit http://www.PrepaYdinc.com.
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MyAutismTeam Launches First Social Network Dedicated to Parents of Children with Autism
Facebook-Meets-Yelp Network from MyHealthTeams Surges Past 12,500 Members, Unveils Partnership with Autism Speaks
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MyHealthTeams today announced the launch of MyAutismTeam, its flagship social network for parents of children on the autism spectrum. MyAutismTeam is the first social network specifically for parents of children with autism, making it easy to connect with others who have had similar experiences. The network is a Facebook-meets-Yelp style place for parents to share recommendations of local providers, openly discuss issues, share tips, and gain access to local services that they may not have otherwise discovered on their own. Since the summer, the site has rapidly grown from 30 to over 12,500 members, underlying the growing need of parents seeking support and an easy way to find the team of providers that best meets the needs of their children. MyAutismTeam today also officially unveiled an ongoing partnership with the world's largest autism science and advocacy organization, Autism Speaks.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the fastest growing developmental disabilities today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects as many as 1 in every 110 children in the United States. ASD affects an estimated 1.5 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Yet many parents still struggle to find the resources and services their children need. MyAutismTeam connects community members with support and personal recommendations from other parents in their local area - a resource lacking in today's world of social networks.
"Parents of kids with autism constantly worry whether they are doing enough, or are doing the right things to help their children thrive," explains Eric Peacock, CEO and founder of MyAutismTeam. "The one thing we've learned from parents is that it can take years to build the right team to help your child. We focus on making it easy for parents to learn from others who have been in their shoes, so they don't have to start from scratch when looking for providers that are highly recommended."
On the MyAutismTeam site, parents create their own "team" by sharing providers who help them care for their child. The typical team consists of more than just autism doctors and specialists -they include restaurants, schools, piano teachers, babysitters and more. Parents can then communicate and post status updates, generating conversation threads around daily activities like dentist or doctor's visits, and the not-so-routine like swimming or taekwondo classes. Members can also post on each other's walls and use the site's searchable database to find autism-friendly providers near them. For each provider or business on a team, the site lists contact information, and recommendations to make selecting a provider easy.
The largest autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks, recognized the value of MyAutismTeam before it was built and has established a partnership to provide feedback on the site based on their years of engagement in the autism community. Autism Speaks helped seed MyAutismTeam's database of local autism providers with data from its own family resource database. Parents on the site can also add providers they use that may not already be listed directly to MyAutismTeam. Today, MyAutismTeam has a directory of over 30,000 autism providers.
"Parents often say they have learned so much from other parents who have already experienced the joys and challenges that accompany life with a child with autism," explains Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services. "Providing access to local information and resources is an important part of the mission at Autism Speaks. Partnering with MyAutismTeam is one more way we can help empower families with reliable information they can use right now."
"Someone in the community will have faced the challenges you are facing today and can recommend a great provider, or share tips on what worked for them," explains Sharon Esch of Albuquerque, who is mother of a 5-year-old boy with Asperger's. "The great thing about MyAutismTeam is that you find you're not alone."
MyHealthTeams is a San Francisco-based company building deeply engaging social networks for people facing chronic health conditions in the U.S. Combining the social elements of a Facebook with the hyper-local recommendations of a Yelp, MyHealthTeams makes it easy for consumers to easily find the best local providers and businesses that can help them and quickly connect with a community of other people who understand what they face daily because they have been in their shoes. MyHealthTeams' flagship site, MyAutismTeam, launched in December 2011 with over 12,500 beta members. To learn more visit http://www.myhealthteams.com, or build your team at http://www.myautismteam.com.
Dealfind Launches Mobile Application for Users On The Go
Free App Lets iPhone and Android Users Access and Purchase Deals Anytime, Anywhere
TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dealfind, the third-ranked group buying site in North America, announced today the launch of the Dealfind mobile application, offering iPhone and Android users the access to daily deals on the go. The free app features the functionality of the Dealfind website and allows users to log in or sign up for an account, access and view current available deals in any city, purchase deals, and view all of their vouchers right from their mobile device.
The initial version of the Dealfind app supports a wide range of mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada, including iPhone's running iOS 3.2 operating systems and higher. The iPhone's latest release of iOS 5 is supported as well. Android phones running with Android 2.1 operating systems and higher, including the recently released Android 4.0, can also utilize the Dealfind app.
"We are thrilled about the launch of our app," said Gary Lipovetsky, Dealfind Co-Founder and President. "This app allows us to better serve our customers and provide them with great deals and discounts wherever they are. It also gives our retailers even more opportunities to reach new customers and increase sales during the holiday season and beyond. The retail industry is rapidly changing with users being hooked into their mobile devices nonstop, and our app ensures we are reaching our customers and getting our deals in front of them. The Dealfind app is going to play a major role in our company's growth moving forward."
Dealfind continues to make headway within the group buying industry through its unique friend referral program and its investment in customer service and new verticals and platforms, with the mobile app being the latest advancement. As part of the company's growth strategy, it recently joined the Google Offerspartner program, offering participating retailers the chance to have their deals featured on Google Offers in addition to the Dealfind site at no extra cost. Dealfind expects to add travel, national, everyday deals and other deal verticals by the end of the year as well.
Since the Toronto-based company's founding in 2009, Dealfind has saved North Americans more than $390 million through more than 1.6 million purchased vouchers. Featured deals have included discounts on restaurants, spas and salons. The Dealfind website receives between 12 and 16 million visitors per month.
Dealfind is the third-ranked group buying website on the North American Daily Deal Media Power Rankings, operating in 70 markets in Canada and the U.S. It has sold more than 1.6 million vouchers since 2010, saving consumers more than $390 million. Privately held, Dealfind boasts refundable group buying vouchers, as well as full customer service support. The Toronto-based company is a member of the Google Offers partner program and provides small and medium-sized enterprises the opportunity to cost-effectively gain new and repeat customers through smart online marketing and referral programs.
 Ranking is according to North American Daily Deal Media Power Rankings, a proprietary ranking and verification system launched by Daily Deal Media in May 2011. Daily Deal Media is the authoritative source for news, data and resources for the Daily Deal industry.
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ATEN Expands Console Extender Product Line with Launch of New KVM Extenders with Support for DVI and USB
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ATEN today announced the launch of new DVI- and USB-based KVM extenders that complement the company's comprehensive line of space-saving extenders. The new CE600/CE602 KVM Extenders, utilizing CAT5e cabling, allow users to control a server, computer or KVM switch from a remote console (USB keyboard, monitor and mouse). The CE600/CE602 extenders are ideal in a range of installations such as manufacturing, security, healthcare and more. In industrial environments, for example, users can access and configure computers located in hazardous environments from a remote, safe location.
"While alternative software tools have been introduced over the years, KVM extender technology continues to remain a valuable tool for many organizations that require secure access to a computer or server from a remote console," explained James Hsieh, CEO of ATEN. "We are committed to expanding our roster of KVM extenders with new and innovative features such as support for DVI. The new CE600/CE602 KVM extenders are also useful for security purposes where users can control highly confidential data systems located in a secure location from a convenient remote location."
In addition to industrial environments, the CE600/CE602 KVM extenders are also applicable in retail stores and restaurants where touchscreen kiosks and barcode scanners can be accessed using the units' built-in RS-232 serial port. The new KVM extenders also support high video resolutions from long distances and feature an exclusive ATEN technology that enables the transmission of audio and video signals over one CAT5e cable.
Leveraging CAT5e cabling between the local and remote units, the CE600 supports video resolutions of up to 1920 x 1200@60Hz at a distance of 30 meters (Single Link DVI). ADD: ATEN CE600/CE602 provides real time high quality DVI single/dual link single to the remote side. For resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600@60Hz from 40 meters (Dual Link DVI), the CE602 can be utilized when combined with a second CAT5e cable for the transfer of HDCP, RS-232, microphone and dual-link signals. Additionally, both models support manual compensation control in which users can adjust video signal strength in order to compensate for distance.
Other key features of the CE600/CE602 KVM Extenders:
-- Local and remote units connect at distances up to 60 meters using CAT5e
-- Allows access to computer or KVM installation from remote console (up to
-- Features ATEN technology that allows A/V transmission over one CAT5e
cable (CE600 only)
-- Audio-enabled - supports stereo speakers and microphone
-- Built-in 8KV/15KV ESD protection (Contact voltage 8KV; Air voltage 15KV)
-- Supports widescreen resolution formats
-- Hot pluggable and rack mountable
-- Easy to install - no software required
ATEN is a leading manufacturer of KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switches in addition to remote management, LCD consoles, video and data connectivity solutions. The company's product line supports a range of data center, desktop and digital signage environments serving enterprise, government, SME and SOHO customers. ATEN has offices in California and New Jersey as well as Taiwan, Belgium, Korea, Japan, China and United Kingdom. For more information, contact ATEN at (888) 999-ATEN or 949-428-1111, via the Web at http://www.aten-usa.com, http://www.aten-usa.com/blog, Twitter or Facebook.
Vanguard's New Security Software Release Improves Security Management, Ensures Compliance, Accurate Reporting
More Than 75 Enhancements Including Reporting, Active Alerts, Support for IBM z/OS 1.13
LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanguard Integrity Professionals, the experts on information security for System z®, today announced the immediate availability of the newest release of its security and compliance software solutions. The new version of Vanguard Security and Compliance Solutions includes support for IBM z/OS® 1.13, improved operational security management, expanded reporting capabilities, and optimized performance enhancements.
"Vanguard is committed to continually improving our software products in four important ways," said Steven Ringelberg, chief operating officer. "We are automating everything that can be automated so that security personnel can focus on higher level tasks; enabling smarter decision-making by adding intelligence and information into all of our software tools; making all of our tools easier to use, even for beginning mainframe personnel; and improving the integration between our tools to allow users to easily move from one function to another. The latest release is another step along Vanguard's path of continuous improvement."
The new release provides more granular control and detailed reporting capabilities that enable customers to achieve better security and respond rapidly to evolving regulatory requirements. The majority of the enhancements in this release were developed in response to customer requests. All of Vanguard's software is developed in the United States, and Vanguard is one of the few companies to provide live customer support 24/7/365 from the United States.
For a complete description of all enhancements included in the new release of Vanguard Security and Compliance Solutions visit http://www.go2vanguard.com. Current customers with an existing maintenance contract can download the latest version of Vanguard Security Software Solutions from the Vanguard Customer Zone immediately. New customers will automatically receive the latest version.
About Vanguard Integrity Professionals
Vanguard Integrity Professionals, an IBM Business Partner, provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges and deliver a rapid return on investment. With automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security and Intrusion Management, Vanguard enables government agencies and corporations around the world to ensure continuous monitoring of System z, safeguard cloud computing secure domains, and protect critical data and applications from cybersecurity threats. Vanguard provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States. Support is also provided locally in other countries.
IBM, System z and z/OS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Vyatta Improves Amazon Cloud Networking for Z Gallerie
Vyatta Network OS Enables Improved Collaboration for Z Gallerie Developers with Scalable VPN Functionality
BELMONT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vyatta, the leader in software-based networking for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, today announced that Vyatta Network OS has been selected by Z Gallerie, a leading home decor and furniture retailer, to deliver enhanced security and networking within its Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environment.
Z Gallerie, which was looking to leverage Amazon VPC as a test bed for deployment of eCommerce sites, required a scalable VPN solution to securely connect remote developers around the world. Vyatta enabled Z Gallerie's administrators to scale IPsec and SSL-based VPNs as needed, resulting in improved collaboration among the company's offshore and on-shore developers.
"In moving to the Amazon cloud, we wanted to create a secure test environment for our engineers to connect to, but not change any on-site equipment," said Howard Kolodny, Vice President of IT at Z Gallerie.
"Vyatta brought improved networking and security to our cloud, enabling our team to cut the time needed to push code to the stage environment from 6 or 7 hours to less than an hour," said Balaji Thirumeninathan, Manager of Application Development at Z Gallerie.
Vyatta Network OS for Amazon Cloud enables companies, such as Z Gallerie, to benefit from customer controlled advanced networking functionality in the Amazon cloud that delivers the flexibility to address their network topology requirements. Among the benefits of Vyatta are its scalable VPN, Layer 2 cloud bridging, VPC to VPC VPN tunneling and more.
"When companies like Z Gallerie look to leverage the Amazon cloud, they often find a need for granular network control, beyond the available resources," said Tom McCafferty, Vice President of Marketing at Vyatta. "By deploying Vyatta Network OS within the VPC environment, Amazon cloud customers can control both ends of the VPN tunnel and create their own meshed topologies between VPCs and remote datacenters, regardless of location or existing network configuration."
In addition to improving the productivity of developers, Vyatta is also significantly reducing Z Gallerie's hardware footprint by eliminating their need for physical networking equipment.
"It's a goal of mine that we never have to buy a server again and it's something we are getting close to realizing," said Kolodny. "By deploying Vyatta in the cloud, we can provision a server in under an hour, which is huge for us."
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security suite capable of uniquely addressing the next-generation infrastructure requirements of flexibility, on-demand delivery and platform independence. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com. Read Vyatta CEO Kelly Herrell's Blog "Opening the Networking Industry" and follow Vyatta on Twitter: @Vyatta.
About Z Gallerie
Founded by Joe Zeiden, Carole Malfatti and Mike Zeiden in 1979, Z Gallerie began as a small poster shop in Sherman Oaks, CA. The siblings operated the store by day and framed posters by night in the garage of their parents' home in Van Nuys, CA. Much has changed since 1979. However the siblings, with the help and dedication of over 800 employees, retain a family culture and remain a privately-owned company. Z Gallerie currently has 55 retail stores in 20 states, and an e-commerce website and gift registry at http://www.zgallerie.com. The company is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with additional buying offices in Berkeley, CA.
Hyland Software's OnBase ECM Solution Receives Meaningful Use Certification
Achievement demonstrates Hyland's dedication to the healthcare market, value of OnBase in creating a complete electronic health record
CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare providers continue to look for technologies that will drive better patient care, and ultimately create a complete electronic health record (EHR). But if patients are top of mind in this IT search, meeting "meaningful use" requirements is a close second. Across more than 1,400 healthcare providers, Hyland Software's OnBase enterprise content management (ECM) solution has proven that it's an important component of an EHR, especially when integrated with an electronic medical record (EMR). Confirming this value, and showing its commitment to its healthcare customers, Hyland's OnBase has successfully achieved meaningful use certification as an EHR Module, according to the Drummond Group.
"Meeting meaningful use criteria is a major concern for healthcare providers today, but it's also yielding great value to the market. Most importantly, it's creating a better understanding of what's needed to create a complete electronic patient record," said Susan deCathelineau, senior manager, healthcare solutions for Hyland Software. "Our customers have been leveraging OnBase as a component of the EHR for years, in part because of its ability to manage content found outside of the boundaries of EMRs, like digital photos and EKG results. And now, we can proudly tell them that while they were ahead of the game all along, their strategic use of OnBase is now backed by the federal government's approval."
Drummond Group is an ONC-ATCB (Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body) for the 2011/2012 certification program, both testing and certifying that EHRs and components of EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the certified products are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology.
"Today, most healthcare organizations start to think about ECM because of the clear benefits on the clinical care side. But for organizations that choose OnBase, clinical use represents just one piece of our solution's potential. These organizations get that the continuum of patient care crosses all functions of their organizations - clinical, revenue cycle and administrative departments - and therefore, so should ECM. In other words, while an ECM solution might start by integrating with an EMR, it also must be able to roll out, for example, to patient financial services, where it can augment billing systems with workflow and integration capabilities," said deCathelineau.
"Will providers get any extra funding for this kind of ECM solution? Maybe not. But they will get an ECM solution with a lower long-term cost and more sustainable value that better connects the healthcare enterprise."
This EHR Module is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient,in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. Hyland Software, December 1, 2011, OnBase 11.0, certification ID numbers 12012011-1382-6 (inpatient) and 12012011-1384-6 (ambulatory).
About the Hyland Software solution, OnBase
For more than 20 years, Hyland Software has been dedicated to meeting organizations' needs for document and process management with OnBase, an enterprise content management (ECM) solution suite. As OnBase has evolved through consistent product innovation, it remains focused on automating business processes that depend on documents, content and people to operate more effectively.
Tailored for departments and comprehensive for the enterprise, OnBase is designed to grow with organizations, whether it chooses an on-premise or software as a service (SaaS) model. OnBase enables more than 10,400 organizations, integrated delivery networks to home healthcare provides to community hospitals, to be more efficient today and into the future. Leveraging more than 250 Authorized OnBase Solution Providers, Hyland's partner network, these organizations span 61 countries. For more information about Hyland Software's ECM solutions, please visit http://blog.hyland.com.
FreeAppADay (FAAD) Gamifies 6mm+ Mobile Community With Launch of New FunChat-powered iPhone App
FreeAppADay commemorates launch by offering Zombie Gunship, one of the year's top-selling mobile games, free for users who download the new 'FAADChat' app
PLEASANTON, Calif. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FunMobility, a leading mobile social entertainment company, and FreeAppADay.com (FAAD), a leading iPhone application discovery platform, today announced the launch of a new mobile application created specifically for the FAAD community, and powered by FunMobility's FunChat Mobile Engagement Platform(TM). As part of the launch, FAAD announced it is offering Zombie Gunship, one of the best-selling mobile games of 2011, for free with download of the new FAADChat application.
The FunChat Mobile Engagement Platform is a compelling way for brands and services to engage and monetize their audience via enhanced chat, community rewards, a pranking engine and more. The new FAAD application enables more than 6 million FAAD users to directly interact with each other, discuss new app releases, and earn FAADGold virtual currency through the FunChat Mobile Engagement Platform's proprietary reward and achievement system. By adding 'gamification' elements, FAAD also benefits from increased viral reach, greater user retention, and the creation of new revenue streams.
"FreeAppADay has built a very loyal audience by executing on a brilliant concept: working with game developers to give away their apps for free for a limited period," said Adam Lavine, CEO of FunMobility. "Their new FunChat-powered iPhone app gives them additional ways to monetize their offerings, while providing a more fun and engaging experience for fans."
FAAD's new gamified mobile app enables users to:
-- Meet, chat and engage with other FAAD community members
-- Earn "FAADGold" virtual currency to purchase customized chat bubbles and
-- Earn achievement badges and rewards for being an active FAAD member
-- Send in a "daily wish" to help FAAD decide which apps to make available
-- Get up to five paid apps for free posted daily
-- View a showcase of the most popular paid apps with trailers and
-- Share their favorite apps with friends
-- Get a one-stop shop to discover the best free and paid apps
The FreeAppADay.com (http://www.freeappaday.com) application currently reaches more than six million iOS users daily via push notification, and millions more worldwide are retrieving FreeAppADay-promoted applications via FAAD's dedicated Twitter feed and Facebook page.
"FunMobility is pioneering mobile social engagement company and they were our first choice for helping us with this important project," said Joe Bayen, CEO and co-founder of FAAD. "They delivered faster than we could have hoped. Our new FunChat-powered app will allow our users to play, chat, and discover great apps with each other like never before. We are also excited to offer Zombie Gunship, one of the great games of this year, for free with download of the new FAADChat app."
Established in 1999, FunMobility is a mobile social entertainment company that lets people share, play and connect through their mobile devices. The FunChat Mobile Engagement Platform(TM) is an integrated suite of applications and interactive mobile widgets that provide new forms of monetization and distribution, and literally enable developers and brands to "join the conversation" with consumers. FunChat(TM), FunMobility's groundbreaking free smartphone app, is the first product to seamlessly blend chat and games with popular new features including photo pranks, contests, virtual goods and virtual currency. Engage, Express. Enjoy!
FreeAppADay.com is a social networking website built to facilitate iPhone application discovery, as well as offer a centralized location for iPhone enthusiasts and developers of polished iPhone applications. Learn more at http://www.faad.com.
BodyMedia Plans to Join Qualcomm Life's Wireless Health 2net Ecosystem
Data from BodyMedia's Wearable Body Monitors will be Available to Healthcare Providers through 2net Platform
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BodyMedia, the leading developer of wearable body monitors, plans to collaborate with Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated to utilize the new 2net(TM) Platform for its BodyMedia FIT(TM) LINK Armband. The wireless health collaboration will enable BodyMedia Armband users to share wireless health data, such as calorie expenditure, activity, and sleep patterns, with designated healthcare providers and service companies through the 2net Platform as part of a broad initiative to help improve health outcomes. The collaboration was announced at the third annual mHealth Summit, being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
Initially, data will be available from the BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband, a Bluetooth-enabled on-body wellness monitor that tracks calories burned, physical activity levels, steps taken and sleep efficiency using a proprietary four-sensor system to capture over 5,000 data points per minute for proven accuracy. With the consumer's permission, that data - currently delivered to the user's smartphone via Bluetooth and available on the BodyMedia web interface via USB upload - will soon also be enabled for wireless transmission onto the 2net Platform.
Additional BodyMedia-collected wellness data is expected to be made available as the company introduces new types of body monitors and expands its support for machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity. Future applications will address a broad range of therapeutic conditions and special populations.
BodyMedia's planned participation in the 2net Ecosystem marks the newest chapter in an expansion strategy that was highlighted earlier this year with the release of an Application Programming Interface (API) designed to encourage the use of BodyMedia technology beyond the company's core weight management business. That API has sparked the development of a variety of new applications including a health and wellness management system available on Panasonic VIERA(TM) Connect IPTVs, a rewards-based program through Earndit, and a prototype fitness game designed to combat childhood obesity. Qualcomm Life's 2net Platform will provide another important use for BodyMedia data.
"With two-thirds of all adults and roughly a third of all children and teenagers in the U.S. alone considered overweight or obese, multiple clinical studies have shown the promise of using mobile health technology in combating the obesity epidemic and related health problems. Our body monitors, in particular, add an extra level of information available to patients and healthcare providers," said BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins. "The 2net Platform will give us a means of delivering the data we collect directly to third parties, such as healthcare providers, to help track wireless health data status. This will allow BodyMedia to add value by combining our data with key health indicators from other wireless devices, and accelerate our planned expansion into therapeutic areas beyond weight management."
Supporting the 2net Ecosystem Vision
BodyMedia is among the first medical device manufacturers to embrace Qualcomm Life's vision of building the largest wireless health ecosystem of medical device and service companies for the purpose of seamlessly sharing biometric data. The 2net Platform makes that possible through a technology-agnostic wireless device and application connectivity strategy that removes the burden of working with multiple mobile carriers and managing disparate device and storage algorithms.
Biometric data is transmitted to the 2net Platform's data center through the 2net Hub, a connectivity gateway that plugs into a standard electrical wall outlet. The cloud-based data center has been designed to meet HIPAA security requirements for data storage. The data is then made available to healthcare providers, payers, service, pharmaceutical and informatics companies to provide insights that can assist in individual health management as well as healthcare support services.
"The wireless health space is forecast to grow rapidly as more patients, physicians and caregivers use wireless technology in other aspects of their lives, but that can happen only if there is a wireless mechanism to deliver medical device data quickly and easily to end users," said Rick Valencia, Vice President and General Manager of Qualcomm Life. "BodyMedia immediately recognized the value of the 2net Platform in providing those capabilities, and we are excited that they want to play a role in building the 2net Ecosystem."
About BodyMedia, Inc.
When your body talks, BodyMedia listens. BodyMedia has been unlocking and deciphering secrets of the body since 1999. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, BodyMedia is the pioneer in developing and marketing wearable body monitors that equip consumers with information they can use to make sweeping changes to their own health and wellness beginning with weight management and soon to include management of other conditions affected by lifestyle choices. The BodyMedia platform is the only system of its kind that is registered with the FDA as a Class II medical device and that has been clinically proven to enhance users' weight loss by up to three times.* For more information, visit http://www.bodymedia.com.
*Data on file.
Qualcomm is a trademark of Qualcomm incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. 2net and Qualcomm Life are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated.
Jabra Introduces Simple, Professional and Affordable Line of Entry-Level Wireless Headsets
The Jabra PRO 900 Series Combines Quality with Affordability to Provide Optimal Headset Solutions for Businesses of All Sizes
NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jabra, a world leader in innovative, high-quality hands-free audio solutions, today announced a brand new line of entry-level wireless headsets -- the Jabra PRO 900 Series. Featuring the Jabra PRO 920 and the Jabra PRO 930, the new series provides highly affordable and dependable options for companies and individual users looking to go hands-free in the workplace. Priced at $199, each of these products delivers incredible value to businesses of all sizes that need a simple, yet professional, headset.
The Jabra PRO 930 is the perfect entry-level wireless headset option for implementing a Unified Communications strategy via the use of PC-based telephony. Designed for use with desk phones, the Jabra PRO 920 frees users from their desk, enabling them to find documents and multi-task with maximum efficiency all while being on an important call. Each headset is compatible with most leading business communications platforms, ensuring that they are easy to deploy and can begin usage immediately.
"We understand that not all businesses can afford to absorb the potentially high cost of deploying hands-free solutions to all of their employees. The Jabra PRO 900 Series is meant to offer affordable, high-quality wireless options for these customers," said Pete Fox, President and GM, Jabra North America. "Whether companies are making the switch to Unified Communications and PC-based communications platforms or simply looking to increase productivity for employees who handle calls on traditional desk phones, the Jabra PRO 900 Series can make an immediate impact."
Both the Jabra PRO 920 and Jabra PRO 930 contain sound quality enhancements such as Jabra SafeTone(TM), which protects hearing by cutting off sudden loud noises and securing safe average sound levels. Each wireless headset also features a noise-canceling microphone that eliminates ambient background noise from an office environment when on an important call.
Key specifications of the Jabra PRO 900 Series products include:
-- Crystal clear sound and safe sound levels
-- Soft, comfortable ear cushions for extended wearing periods
-- Adjustable headband for a perfect fit
-- Dedicated button to answer/end calls
-- Noise-canceling microphone
-- Volume controls
-- LED display with Battery, Mute, and Audio link indicators
The Jabra PRO 900 Series is currently available for purchase from any Jabra reseller. To learn more about Jabra's line of office headset solutions and where to buy them, please visit http://www.Jabra.com or visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Jabra.US.
About GN NetcomThrough its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 900 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and in-car speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact center and office-based users. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S.
Broadcom Enables up to 10 Year Battery Life for Bluetooth® Keyboards
New Reference Design Slashes Power Consumption in Wireless Keyboards and Mice
IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
-- The BCM20730 chip is in full production with reference design being
evaluated by top peripheral makers worldwide.
-- Keyboards will be backward compatible with Bluetooth-enabled PCs that
have been shipping for the last 10 years.
-- Bluetooth keyboards based on new design to match up to 10 year battery
life of forthcoming Bluetooth low energy (BLE) solutions.
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a new reference design and accompanying software that will dramatically increase battery life for wireless keyboards based on the "classic" Bluetooth basic rate radio.
Broadcom's new design, featuring updated firmware and innovative techniques designed to minimize power consumption, will yield a new generation of keyboards and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs) that could operate for the life of the product on a single pair of AA batteries.
The new reference design is based on the Broadcom® BCM20730 65 nm low-power HID chip and includes several innovations that also will make wireless keyboards and mice easier to use. With integrated support for USB HID Emulation (UHE) and Broadcom's ZeroTouch configuration technology, these peripherals can be used right out of the box with no special pairing procedure, making them ideal for "all-in-one" desktop PCs.
Bluetooth continues to gain momentum as the technology of choice for wireless mice, keyboards, 3D glasses and consumer electronics remote controls with more than 4 billion standard Bluetooth chips already installed in popular electronics to which these HIDs can connect. HIDs based on the Broadcom BCM20730 can enjoy the same battery life as those based on Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) technology, even when connected to existing devices that have shipped with older versions of Bluetooth.
The new BCM20730-based ultra low power HID reference design is available now and sampling to customers.
Quotes:Tom Ramsthaler, Senior Director, Marketing, Wireless Personal Area NetworksBroadcom Corporation
"Broadcom innovations continue to expand the usefulness of standard Bluetooth, allowing consumers to take further advantage of one of the most ubiquitous wireless technologies in the world. By boosting the battery life of keyboards to as long as 10 years, this new design satisfies consumer preferences for HIDs that could potentially never need new batteries."
Low-Power HID Reference Design Highlights:
-- The BCM20730 integrates multiple off-chip components for a lower bill of
materials cost to deliver superior and more affordable HID products than
those based on competing solutions.
-- The design also supports the upcoming upgraded HID Profile 1.1, which
enhances support for Secure Simple Pairing and Sniff Subrating, which
allows the radio to dynamically adapt its performance to optimally
trade-off power consumption and performance, as needed.
-- Compatible with Bluetooth® smart ready and other HID host devices such
as computers, smartphones, tablets, televisions, game consoles and
set-top boxes which include Bluetooth HID support conforming to
Bluetooth Core Specification versions from 1.1 through 4.0.
-- The BCM20730 Bluetooth chip is compliant with the Bluetooth 4.0 Core
Specification and includes support for Unicast Connectionless Data (UCD)
and Enhanced Power Control (EPC) introduced in Bluetooth Core
Specification 3.0 + HS.
-- The Broadcom BCM20730 single-chip HID solution and reference design
enable a new generation of wireless input peripherals that take
advantage of Bluetooth wireless technology, the most widely available
connectivity standard for these applications.
For more information on the BCM20730 Bluetooth HID chip, please visit http://www.broadcom.com/products/Bluetooth/Bluetooth-RF-Silicon-and-Software-Solutions/BCM20730
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to http://www.broadcom.com.
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Three Year Warranty on AirStation(TM) Wireless Networking Solutions and Switches
AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo Technology, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced a newly extended warranty period for all current AirStation(TM) wireless networking solutions and wired switches, increasing the warranty period from two to three years. All AirStation wireless networking products and wired switches purchased on or after December 1, 2011 will be covered by this new three-year warranty.
"This warranty upgrade is a reflection of our commitment to delivering high quality, high performance networking solutions," said Brian Verenkoff, director of product marketing and business development at Buffalo Technology. "Our customers can be confident in Buffalo's workmanship and leadership in the industry."
Buffalo's AirStation family of wireless networking solutions includes a lineup of class-leading Wireless-N routers, client adapters and extended range antennas. Designed to IEEE802.11n standard specifications, AirStation Wireless-N solutions offer single band transfer rates from 150 to 450 Mbps and concurrent 300 Mbps on dual band solutions for a combined total of up to 600 Mbps; great for Web surfing, HD multimedia streaming, gaming and more.
The following products are covered by this extended warranty period:
-- Optional Antenna Connector WLE-RMC
-- 6 dBi High Gain Directional Antenna WLE-2DA
-- 9 dBi High Gain Flat Antenna WLE-DA2
-- AirStation(TM) N300 Dual Band Wireless Ethernet Converter WLI-TX4-AG300N
-- AirStation(TM) N300 Dual Band Wireless Ethernet Converter, Access Point
& Bridge WLAE-AG300N
-- AirStation(TM) N150 Ultra Compact USB 2.0 Wireless Adapter WLI-UC-GNM
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"Gartner predicts that 90% of businesses will support corporate applications on mobile
devices by 2014. Today, mobile devices are critical building blocks of business
infrastructure," said Patrick Sweeney, vice president product management and corporate
marketing at SonicWALL. "While companies may no longer own the device an employee uses to
access data, SonicWALL gives network administrators secure remote access tools for
business-critical applications on a massive scale over the broadest range of devices and
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comprehensive interrogation and proactive remediation, establishing trust before access is
granted to user devices running Windows, Mac or Linux OS's. Using end-point control and
strong authentication, the solution determines the identity of the user, the security
posture of the device and allows the appropriate level of access to network resources
including shared folders and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), client-server
applications, intranet sites and email.
Guided by its vision of Dynamic Security for the Global Network, SonicWALL develops
advanced intelligent network security and data protection solutions that adapt as
organizations evolve and as threats evolve. Trusted by small and large enterprises
worldwide, SonicWALL solutions are designed to detect and control applications and protect
networks from intrusions and malware attacks through award-winning hardware, software and
virtual appliance-based solutions. For more information, visit http://www.sonicwall.com/
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trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. and all other SonicWALL product and service names and slogans
are trademarks or registered trademarks of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names
mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective
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Contact: Jock Breitwieser, SonicWALL, Phone: +1-(408)-800-5625, E-mail: jbreitwieser@SonicWALL.com . Kristen Leon, Bond PR, +1-(415)-848-2626, firstname.lastname@example.org
TEL AVIV, Israel, December 6, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
RiT Technologies (NASDAQ: RITT), the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure
management (IIM) solutions, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Peter Leonard, a
Johannesburg-based IT industry professional, to become its Country Sales Manager of South
Africa. Mr. Leonard will be mandated with further developing RiT's business in South
Africa, a region whose rapid uptake of IT technologies makes it a land of opportunity for
RiT's industry-leading solutions.
RiT's momentum in Africa has been building throughout the past year, beginning with
sales to Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) and Vodafone Ghana, and followed by
the signing of distribution/marketing agreements with Kenya's Adwest Communications, Mart
Network Solutions/Giganet Networking Solutions and Adcare. The establishment of a
permanent local presence demonstrates RiT's belief in the sales potential of this
rapidly-growing region, and its commitment to become one of its significant players.
"Africa today is a land in transformation, and a key enabler of change is the ongoing
overhaul of its communications and IT networks," commented Eran Ayzik, RiT's President and
CEO. "Thousands of businesses are investing in new data centers and IT hubs, and their IT
staffs are looking to build in intelligent infrastructure platforms. With a strong
reputation, industry-leading solutions and an active local presence, RiT will be able to
win more business, taking full advantage of the opportunity to make Africa into one of its
About RiT Technologies
RiT is a leading provider of intelligent solutions for infrastructure management,
asset management, environment and security, and network utilization. RiT Enterprise
solutions address datacenters, communication rooms and workspace environments, ensuring
maximum utilization, reliability, decreased downtime, physical security, automated
deployment, asset tracking, and troubleshooting. RiT Carrier solutions provide carriers
with the full array of network mapping, testing and bandwidth qualification capabilities
needed for access network installation and service provisioning. RiT's field-tested
solutions are delivering value in thousands of installations for top-tier enterprises and
operators throughout the world.
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Litigation Reform Act of 1995. For example, when we discuss a field trial which could lead
to a multi-million dollar Carrier deal, we are using a forward looking statement. While
these forward-looking statements represent our current judgment of what may happen in the
future, actual results may differ materially from the results expressed or implied by
these statements due to numerous important factors, including, but not limited to, those
described under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report filed with the
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supplemented in subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These factors include, but are not
limited to, the following: our ability to raise additional financing, if required; the
continued development of market trends in directions that benefit our sales; our ability
to maintain and grow our revenues; our dependence upon independent distributors,
representatives and strategic partners; our ability to develop new products and enhance
our existing products; the availability of third-party components used in our products;
the economic condition of our customers; the impact of government regulation; and the
economic and political situation in Israel. We are under no obligation, and expressly
disclaim any obligation, to update the forward-looking statements in this press release,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.