Fortuna Launches July 18, 2013; Browser-based Strategy Title a First for Star Trek Online and Neverwinter(TM) Publisher
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. is excited to announce that the browser-based strategy title, Fortuna, will be available on July 18, 2013. Set in Europe during a period of great discovery, Fortuna offers fans of the strategy genre a deep combat system and a wealth of options as they develop their humble hamlet into a powerful empire, amass huge armies, and lead troops into battle, all the while forming alliances and undermining enemies at every turn to tip the scales of power in their favor.
"Fortuna is a first for our company, which has previously focused on publishing client-based PC titles, including the award-winning Star Trek Online and Dungeons & DragonsÂ®MMORPG, Neverwinter," said Andrew Brown, General Manager at Perfect World Entertainment Inc. "As with all our titles, our number one goal with Fortuna is to connect players around the world through games of the highest quality, regardless of platform or genre."
Enter Fortuna, a war torn world full of conflict and political intrigue. Pledge allegiance to one of three noble houses as they vie for influence and control. Build your empire and join forces with friends. Watch your city grow rich in resources expand your territory of control. To the victor go the spoils. Start your legacy and rewrite history in Fortuna today.
ABOUT PERFECT WORLD ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Perfect World Entertainment is a leading North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment has published a number of popular titles, including Blacklight Retribution, Forsaken World, Perfect World International and Star Trek Online. The company works closely with its American development teams and partners such as Cryptic Studios, developer of the highly acclaimed MMORPG Dungeons & DragonsNeverwinter, and Runic Games, developer of the hit Torchlight series, to provide unparalleled quality of service and game experiences to its players. A subsidiary of Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), Perfect World Entertainment is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, please visit: http://www.perfectworld.com
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DK's Official World of WarcraftÂ®: Ultimate Visual Guide Revealed
NEW YORK, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DK Publishing announced today the upcoming release of the World of Warcraft(Â®): Ultimate Visual Guide, an in-depth companion to Blizzard Entertainment's acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), World of Warcraft.
Arriving in stores in October 2013, this book serves as a definitive guide to the enthralling fantasy universe featured in World of Warcraft and its four expansions. With this guide, players will explore the far reaches of Azeroth, becoming versed in its rich history, uncovering back stories of key heroes and villains, and discovering fascinating details about key locations.
Created in close collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide gives readers a treasure trove of game knowledge, including series lore and a look at behind-the-scenes development.
"We're pleased to be working with DK to bring World of Warcraft players this beautifully illustrated companion to the game," said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. "DK's put together an extensive collection of awesome images and cool behind-the-scenes details that should satisfy anyone interested in exploring WoW's history."
Within the guide, gamers can expect to find:
-- Loads of gorgeous official full-color artwork from World of Warcraft
-- Behind-the-scenes information on the making of World of Warcraft
-- A fascinating overview of the characters, lore, locations, and events of
World of Warcraft and its expansions
-- Images from DC Comics' World of Warcraft comic book series
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of WarcraftÂ® and the WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (http://www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes sixteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.netÂ®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
DK is the bestselling and award-winning publisher known for informing, entertaining, and educating global audiences through beautifully designed content. DK also publishes the Eyewitness series for children and Eyewitness Travel Guides. BradyGames, Alpha Books, and Rough Guides are also available from DK, a division of Penguin Group. http://us.dk.com
CA Technologies Simplifies Data Protection for Linux
MUMBAI, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
CA ARCserve D2D for Linux Delivers Fast, Efficient Data Protection and Recovery for
Virtual and Physical Linux Server Environments
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced CA ARCserve(R) D2D for Linux
[http://www.arcserve.com/us/d2d.aspx ], providing fast, simple data protection and
disaster recovery for businesses running virtual and physical servers on the popular open
An image-based solution, CA ARCserve D2D for Linux, helps organizations protect the
integrity and availability of critical systems, applications and data within their
shrinking backup windows. It complements CA ARCserve(R) D2D for Microsoft Windows,
providing a complete solution for today's heterogeneous environments.
"Long periods of downtime or data loss can have a devastating impact on businesses who
are already struggling to keep up with their ever-changing IT environment," said Jindrich
Rosicka, technical director at IS4 Technologies, an IT solutions and services provider
based in the Czech Republic. "CA ARCserve D2D for Linux has the speed and reliability that
our customers need to meet their demanding business requirements. We also plan to use the
solution to protect our own Linux servers."
CA ARCserve D2D for Linux provides fast and frequent backups to meet today's demanding
recovery point objectives. The solution's flexible recovery options reduce business
downtime and support fast recovery time objectives. In addition, built-in data security
supports diverse compliance requirements.
CA ARCserve data compression reduces backup-related storage requirements and costs.
Unattended bare-metal recovery enables systems to quickly and easily be restored to
similar or dissimilar physical or virtual servers-giving customers much greater
flexibility when it comes to recovery infrastructure. Granular recovery allows individual
file restoration from any recovery point image.
"Our customers need fast, cost-effective backup software that is easy-to-use and
delivers true business value," said Stephen Lawlor, senior storage and virtualization
consultant at Cristie Data Ltd, a leading UK-based provider of data storage and management
solutions. "We were extremely pleased with how CA ARCserve D2D for Linux performed during
rigorous testing in a Centos environment. It worked flawlessly and intuitively with each
and every restoration scenario we threw at it-while also offering superior value."
Users access CA ARCserve D2D for Linux through an easy-to-use Web 2.0 console that
enables hassle-free, automated agent installation, as well as centralized management,
configuration and reporting of all protected Linux servers.
CA ARCserve D2D for Linux can be licensed individually on a per-server (or virtual
machine) basis. It also is included in CA ARCserve managed capacity (per-Terabyte) and
virtual server per-socket offerings. In addition to IT organizations, it is ideal for
resellers and service providers seeking to add cost-effective Linux data protection to
their service offerings.
"IT has to aggressively reduce the amount of time and effort they spend protecting
mission-critical systems, including those powered by Linux," said Steve Fairbanks, vice
president, Product Delivery, Data Management, CA Technologies. "CA ARCserve empowers our
customers to fulfill their most pressing recovery objectives with a single, cross-platform
solution and licensing options tailored to achieve maximum return on investment."
CA ARCserve D2D for Linux supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x and 6.x, as well as
CentOS 5.x and 6.x. CA ARCserve backup, replication and high availability solutions also
About CA Technologies
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers
manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services.
Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate
innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center
to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at http://www.ca.com [http://www.ca.com ].
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Rewriting the Rulebook on Internet Access: Mainline Launches the Premium Data Socket
BAGSHOT, England, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Love the convenience of wireless connectivity but long for the high speeds of fixed
network access? Mainline [http://mainlinepower.co.uk ] presents the solution to this
frustrating dilemma with the launch of its Premium Data Socket
[http://mainlinepower.co.uk/products?page=shop.browse&category_id=9 ] in the third quarter
of 2013. In a world-first, this product bridges the gap between the flexibility of Wi-Fi
technology and the reliability and speed of a fixed network point, providing users with
the best possible coverage anywhere in their home or workplace.
So how does it work? The Premium Data Socket builds on the established Mainline Power
system, an innovative power track that allows anyone to simply and safely move power
sockets wherever they are needed along its length. Thanks to this latest development,
users can now access the internet at any point on the track too. Using Powerline
Technology, the clever design of the Premium Data Socket passes data through the Mainline
Power track, forgoing the need for costly new wiring and tricky installations.
The Premium Data Socket will revolutionise the industry, says Jonathan Clark, Managing
Director of Mainline Power: "Mainline is all about safe, flexible and simple access to
power for everyone. The Premium Data Socket has been designed with the same approach;
giving people simple and reliable access to data. I am tremendously excited about the
launch as it's a product our customers have wanted for a long time. Power and data beyond
limits has arrived!"
Trusted throughout the world, all Mainline products conform to national safety
standards and, with the help of global distribution partners, the system has been
installed everywhere from homes to schools, shops and offices. With its ease of
specification and user-friendly design, the Premium Data Socket promises to continue this
trend. And with planned rollouts of Chinese, US and Swiss sockets, Mainline really is
bringing power - and data - to the people the world over.
About Mainline Power
Incorporated in 2003, Mainline is the trading name of Power and Data Corporation Pty
Ltd and the sole owner of global rights to the patented Mainline power track.
Internationally accredited by Kema, VDE and Intertech, and with a worldwide distribution
network, Mainline's mission is to deliver simple access to power and data for people by
providing the world's first universal power connection standard. The company has won
numerous awards [http://mainlinepower.co.uk/mainline-it/awards ] globally, including the
RedDot Design Award and the Australian Design Award. Find out more at http://www.mainlinepower.com
LG Electronics Brings 'Ultra High Definition TV' Into Mainstream, Building On 4K Leadership
Full-Array Backlit LED Display Technology Delivers Superior Picture Performance in LG Ultra HD TVs with New Screen Sizes, Unique Features
SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on its success with the industry's first 84-inch class Ultra High Definition flat-panel TV available in the United States, LG Electronics today expanded its 2013 Ultra HD line to include the first full-backlit LED array models in 55- and 65-inch class (54.6- and 64.7-inch diagonal, respectively) screen sizes, making Ultra HD technology available for a larger segment of the market.
LG Electronics USA chose Southern California as the consumer launch pad for the LA9700 series, teaming up with high-end retailer Video & Audio Center to introduce the new LG Ultra HD TV size and price options to U.S. consumers for the first time at a VIP in-store event.
In addition to unparalleled picture performance, the new LG Ultra HD TVs sport a distinctive industrial design with a slim bezel screen and a 4.1 channel, 50-watt sound system that includes the unique LG "sliding speaker*," a motorized sound bar that magically appears below the screen.
"When we brought the first Ultra HD TV to market last fall, consumer acceptance was surprisingly strong, considering that the 84-inch TV carried a $20,000 pricetag," said Jay Vandenbree, senior vice president, LG Electronics USA, and head of LG's U.S. home entertainment business. "Now, with a wider range of sizes at more attractive prices, even more consumers can enjoy the amazing picture clarity that Ultra HD TVs provide."
Joseph Akhtarzad, vice president and co-owner of Video & Audio Center's three LA-area stores, said, "With LG's launch of the first 84-inch Ultra HD TV in our Los Angeles store, we immediately recognized that consumers were hungry for the type of entertainment experience Ultra HD delivers. Now we are proud to offer the new 55- and 65-inch class LG models for those looking to bring Ultra HD into their homes."
Enhanced Picture and Sound
Ultra HD TV quadruples the resolution of today's Full HD 1080p TVs**. "But other factors contribute to the ultimate in picture performance," says Vandenbree. "That's why we're combining LG's proprietary NANO FULL LED array backlighting with IPS (In-Plane Switching) screen technology in the new LA9700 series."
With LG's NANO technology, LED particles are dispersed across a thin film behind the screen enabling detailed local dimming that provides superior picture control by allowing discrete sections of the LED array to be individually controlled, based on the picture. The result is amazing brightness, deeper blacks and richer colors for better contrast and color accuracy, as well as more overall picture uniformity. LG IPS display technology delivers wider viewing angles with less loss of color accuracy and contrast than traditional panels.
NANO technology adds to the already excellent picture detail and clarity afforded by these TVs' 3840 x 2160 picture resolution. Even before so-called "4K" content is widely available, LG's powerful Tru-Ultra HD engine gives consumers a spectacular Ultra HD entertainment experience employing a proprietary four-step "up-scaling" process to enhance the detail of current HD and SD content.
The LA9700 series will also be the first sets available to incorporate the new H.265 high efficiency video coding (HEVC) decoder, making these models forward-compatible if content providers begin to utilize this new standard for encoding broadcast or streaming content.
LG improved the sound quality of the new TVs by incorporating a unique, built-in, sliding speaker system that delivers an audio experience that's on par with the Ultra HD TVs' impressive 4K resolution. It can be programmed to remain permanently hidden or extended or alternatively, set to silently slide out when the TV is turned on and retract when powered off, allowing it to maintain a minimalist design. Also included is a subwoofer, which is located behind the screen, to ensure strong bass performance.
Early Adopters Embracing Ultra HD
On sale today for the first time at a VIP customer event at Video & Audio Center's Santa Monica store, LG' 55- and 65-inch class Ultra HD LA9700 series also feature LG's Smart TV platform with voice control-capable Magic Remote and CINEMA 3D technology.
Respected industry analyst Richard Doherty, research director for Envisioneering Group, expects the Ultra HD TV market to grow steadily in the United States as the new technology and form-factors go mainstream. "We see U.S. demand growing from high tens of thousands this year to more than tens of millions by 2016. New screen sizes give premium viewers much-wanted new options, and LG's full-array LED displays give those consumers a superb picture to astound family and friends of all ages."
"Early adopters already are embracing Ultra HD TV," said Tom Campbell, industry pundit, widely quoted technologist and director of Video & Audio Center. "Even the most premium consumers are looking for screen sizes that fit their lifestyle, and LG is proving that 4K Ultra HD works in 'smaller' screen sizes. I say that in jest, because for most, a 65- or 55-inch class screen is really big for most rooms."
The new models carry a suggested retail price of $7,999.99 and $5,999.99, respectively. The 84-inch class (84.04 inch diagonal) LG model is available for $19,999. For more information on LG's Ultra HD TVs, please visit http://www.lg.com/us/ultrahdtv/index.jsp.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. http://www.lg.com.
*Available on LA9700 model only.
**4K/UHD content delivery standards still being developed.
For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video may cause discomfort such as dizziness or nausea. If you experience any of these symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health care provider.
Designs, features and specifications subject to change without notice.
Digital Realty Signs Turn-Key Flex(SM) Lease With Peak Hosting
Multi-market presence and flexibility key to selecting Digital Realty
SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center solutions, today announced the commencement of its new Turn-Key Flex(SM) lease with Peak Hosting, a trusted managed Operations-as-a-Service provider. The new lease is for Turn-Key Flex space at Digital Realty's data center located in Ashburn, VA and will expand the brand and service offerings of Peak Hosting and support Peak Hosting's critical operations, including disaster recovery.
"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Peak Hosting at our Digital Ashburn Datacampus," said Michael F. Foust, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Realty. "Understanding their business needs in terms of geographic diversity and flexibility enabled us to deliver a data center solution that will support their immediate and long-term growth plans."
"Several factors led to our choosing Digital Realty to expand our east coast footprint," said Jeffrey Papen, founder of Peak Hosting. "We committed to over a megawatt in one of Digital Realty's newest properties where we can leverage our deep consulting and technological experience to build, from scratch, a managed hosting environment where we can implement custom designs to solve the specific business problems that our clients face."
Referring to Digital Realty's data center as a "blank canvas" with an independent power and cooling infrastructure, Papen stated that Peak Hosting's latest expansion will help reduce client costs because of its energy efficiency. He added that Peak Hosting's proprietary AlwaysUp Architecture(SM) allows it to stand alone as the only cloud or managed hosting provider to deliver a 100 percent service level agreement with zero exceptions or carve outs for scheduled or emergency maintenance windows.
For more than a decade, Peak Hosting has positioned itself to allow its clients the freedom to concentrate on the things it cannot outsource, such as developing intellectual property and sales and marketing programs. "For companies with less than 1,000 servers, the economic incentive to do things in-house simply isn't there," said Matt Lewin, Chief Executive Officer for Peak Hosting. "It just becomes a distraction," Lewin said. "We are eliminating 'cloud fatigue' for businesses across the nation and providing the best engineers, architects, and support staff on the Internet. This isn't just 'managed hosting'; it's a fully-outsourced, customized technical operations service."
"Our commitment to meet customer requirements with flexible and reliable data center solutions will continue to differentiate us in the market place," said Matt Miszewski, Senior Vice President, Sales of Digital Realty. "Not every provider can offer the same level of commitment to customers - and we excel at seamlessly putting the right pieces together in order to deliver the best data center solution so that our customers can extend their brand and services in the way that Peak Hosting is doing today."
Digital Realty's Turn-Key Flex? solution is a modular approach to delivering secure, enterprise quality data center space to meet customers' just-in-time requirements. Designed to provide maximum flexibility, reliability and efficiency, each Turn-Key Flex facility comes fully commissioned with its own dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure. Utilizing Digital Realty's proprietary POD ArchitectureÂ® and extensive supply chain, Digital Realty's next generation Turn-Key Flex data center solution is designed for the future and ready today.
About Digital Realty
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. focuses on delivering customer driven data center solutions by providing secure, reliable and cost effective facilities that meet each customer's unique data center needs. Digital Realty's customers include domestic and international companies across multiple industry verticals ranging from information technology and Internet enterprises, to manufacturing and financial services. Digital Realty's 122 properties, excluding three properties held as investments in unconsolidated joint ventures, comprise approximately 22.7 million square feet as of April 26, 2013, including 2.6 million square feet of space held for development. Digital Realty's portfolio is located in 32 markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Additional information about Digital Realty is included in the Company Overview, which is available on the Investors page of Digital Realty's website at http://www.digitalrealty.com.
About Peak Hosting
Peak Hosting, selected by HostReview as one of the Top 10 companies in the category of Best Managed Hosting, is a fully-outsourced technical operations company that custom designs, builds and maintains enterprise-level computing environments for businesses. Peak Hosting's engineers, who average more than 15 years of industry experience, have designed, built, and scaled many of the largest and most well-known Internet giants.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially, including statements related to Digital Realty's new lease with Peak Hosting, supporting Peak Hosting's future growth plans, expected cost savings to Peak Hosting's customers, and strategies and plans. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following: the impact of the recent deterioration in global economic, credit and market conditions, including the downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating; current local economic conditions in its geographic markets; decreases in information technology spending, including as a result of economic slowdowns or recession; adverse economic or real estate developments in its industry or the industry sectors that it sells to (including risks relating to decreasing real estate valuations and impairment charges); its dependence upon significant tenants; bankruptcy or insolvency of a major tenant or a significant number of smaller tenants; defaults on or non-renewal of leases by tenants; its failure to obtain necessary debt and equity financing; increased interest rates and operating costs; risks associated with using debt to fund its business activities, including re-financing and interest rate risks, its failure to repay debt when due, adverse changes in its credit ratings or its breach of covenants or other terms contained in its loan facilities and agreements; financial market fluctuations; changes in foreign currency exchange rates; its inability to manage its growth effectively; difficulty acquiring or operating properties in foreign jurisdictions; its failure to successfully integrate and operate acquired or developed properties or businesses; the suitability of its properties and data center infrastructure, delays or disruptions in connectivity, failure of its physical infrastructure or services or availability of power; risks related to joint venture investments, including as a result of its lack of control of such investments; delays or unexpected costs in development of properties; decreased rental rates or increased vacancy rates; increased competition or available supply of data center space; its inability to successfully develop and lease new properties and space held for development; difficulties in identifying properties to acquire and completing acquisitions; its inability to acquire off-market properties; its inability to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to reporting companies; its failure to maintain its status as a REIT; possible adverse changes to tax laws; restrictions on its ability to engage in certain business activities; environmental uncertainties and risks related to natural disasters; losses in excess of its insurance coverage; changes in foreign laws and regulations, including those related to taxation and real estate ownership and operation; and changes in local, state and federal regulatory requirements, including changes in real estate and zoning laws and increases in real property tax rates. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports and other filings by Digital Realty Trust, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Digital Realty Trust, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Digital Realty Trust, Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Salutron Unveils the Future of Activity Monitoring - the LifeTrak(TM) Move C300
Leading the Revolution for Better Health through Better Science
FREMONT, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salutron, Inc., recognized leader for the most innovative and scientifically accurate fitness and wellness products, today launched its newest activity tracker, the LifeTrak Move C300. The Move C300 activity tracker incorporates leading edge science, technology and design that set a new standard in activity trackers. The device captures, holds and wirelessly transmits health-related data to Bluetooth Smart-enabled devices, including smart phones and tablets.
As the revolution in health, fitness and wellness continues to grow, LifeTrak Move C300 provides the most advanced, fashionable, and durable device for easily and accurately tracking daily activities. Given its comfortable and waterproof design, whether you're at the office, at home, exercising, or swimming, you never have to manually track your heart rate, distance, calorie burn and steps taken again.
Style and ease of use make integrating the LifeTrak Move C300 into your lifestyle simple. The full display right on your wrist and open API platform, which allows universal integration to some of the most popular health and fitness apps, keeps you motivated to achieve your goals. With the touch of a button you can see your daily and weekly progress so staying on track with personal goals has never been easier, or more affordable.
"Salutron has been the leading provider of the most accurate 'touch' ECG technology for top fitness clubs for more than 18 years," said Dr. Mike Tsai, Chairman and CEO of Salutron. "After the heart attack of a close friend, we decided to leverage our international commercial strength in the industry to create a product that was affordable and provided everything you need to make a difference right on your wrist. We are committed to providing monitoring technology that sets a new standard for the fitness and wellness industry and to promoting better health around the world."
"Advances in technology are making things we only imagined a decade ago a reality today," said Dr. Jin Lee, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Engineering at Salutron. "The Linea Research technology recently acquired by Salutron expands the company's technology portfolio to leverage ongoing leading edge research with NASA, DoD, DARPA and DHS. Through relationships like these, Salutron is positioned to continue to provide premier monitoring science to consumers across the globe and to put the science that goes to space on people's wrists. We believe the future holds endless possibilities for technology that will help to create healthier lifestyles and we are committed to being the leading provider of solutions that empower people everywhere to live longer, healthier lives."
The wait for an activity tracker that can measure heart rate, not require any battery charging and is waterproof is finally here! Join the revolution for better health with LifeTrak Move C300 and start your journey toward a healthier you today.
Key Features of LifeTrak Move C300:
-- BluetoothÂ® Smart Connectivity: Easy and simple connectivity to
Bluetooth Smart enabled devices providing a gateway to a world of health
and fitness apps.
-- ECG Accurate Heart Rate: Patented S-Pulse(TM) ECG accurate heart rate
from a simple press of a button. ECG wave references and storage of last
heart rate taken.
-- Automated Tracking: All-day calorie burn and step tracking along with
-- Advanced Calorie Tracking: Proprietary calorie algorithm integrates
heart rate and activity data to provide a full day's record of calories
-- Dynamic Distance Calibration: Patented pace-based calibration algorithm
dynamically adjusts to stride length based on identification of walking,
jogging and running motions.
-- Enhanced Step Filtering: Filters out false step count.
-- ComfortFit Band: Reversible/interchangeable bands for full
customization. Additional band colors available.
-- 7-Day and Hourly Records: Easy, intuitive navigation with context driven
display. Review your results from the past seven days or see your
progress throughout the day with a 24-hr progress bar. Measured
parameters automatically reset at midnight and offer independent daily
-- Independent Workout Mode: Track calories, steps, distance and workout
time separately from daily tracking.
-- Time Keeping: Time, day and date settings with AM/PM or 24-hour time
-- Ultralow Power Monitoring: One year+ estimated battery life.
-- Waterproof: Submersible to 90 feet.
Salutron is developing a complete line of LifeTrak activity trackers. The LifeTrak Core C200 was introduced in January of this year at CES and was quickly selected as featured product at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Since then, Salutron has continued to expand the capabilities of the LifeTrak activity trackers and provide new features that address the unmet needs of consumers. New features offered in the Move C300 include Bluetooth Smart connectivity and an open API platform that allows universal connectivity to some of the most popular among the 35,000 available health and wellness apps. The Fit C410, anticipated to debut later this year, will incorporate additional sleep monitoring features that provide additional data from sleep patterns and their influence on overall wellness.
Pricing and Availability:
Compared to other products offering similar features that range from $59.99 to $200, LifeTrak activity trackers offer NASA-caliber technology at the best price point. The Move C300 is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99, and the Fit C410 will be available for pre-order later this year at a suggested retail price of $89.99 through leading retailers nationwide and via the LifeTrak website at http://www.lifetrakusa.com.
Please also view the Move C300 video here.
Salutron, Inc. develops physiological monitoring solutions for wearable devices and exercise equipment. Salutron technology has been incorporated into many of the name brands including Precor, Nautilus, Star Trac, and Life Fitness found in gyms across the globe. The wearable devices, in band and watch format, can be found in major retailers including Sports Authority, Sport Chalet, Dick's Sporting Goods, Big 5, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, CVS, Costco, and Amazon. Salutron technology has also been incorporated into many well-known private label brands including Timex, Reebok, New Balance, Sportline and Pro-Form. Salutron is privately held and based in Fremont, CA. More information on Salutron and LifeTrak products can be found at http://www.lifetrakusa.com or follow @MyLifeTrak.
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HandHold Adaptive and Carol Gray, Creator of Social Stories, Announce New Handheld Autism Technology
StoryMaker(TM) for Social Stories(TM) app for iOS devices now includes exclusive instructional tools and stories created by Carol Gray to help individuals with autism spectrum disorders better understand social situations
SHELTON, Conn., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HandHold Adaptive, LLC, a developer of handheld software for those with special needs and their caregivers, has released a new version of its "StoryMaker for Social Stories" application (http://www.socialstoryapp.com), containing exclusive new features designed collaboratively with Carol Gray, creator of the Social Stories methodology.
The project represents the first opportunity for users of the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to create and present Social Stories with the built-in support of Mrs. Gray's criteria, which are a widely recognized approach for describing situations, skills, or concepts in terms of relevant social cues, perspectives, and common responses.
Social Stories, devised in 1991 by Mrs. Gray, present accurate information about social situations to those with autism and to those who may otherwise face social challenges. Written by caregivers in a specifically defined style and format, Social Stories share accurate social information in a patient and reassuring manner. Improved understanding of events and expectations may lead to more effective responses in social situations.
The StoryMaker for Social Stories app allows caregivers, such as family members and professionals working with those with autism, to create, present and share Social Stories on Apple's intuitive, touch-screen smartphone and tablet devices. Users of the software can import pictures from a built-in starter library, add them from a camera, or download from Google, Bing or Flickr. An unlimited number and variety of stories can be created, presented on-screen, or shared with other caregivers via printouts and email.
Several new features have been added to StoryMaker for Social Stories with the help of Mrs. Gray:
* ACADEMY: Learning how to write effective Social Stories in just a few minutes! The Academy section of the application teaches each of Mrs. Gray's criteria using easy-to-understand examples and quiz modules. You'll be writing tremendous Social Stories in no time!
* CAROL'S CLASSICS: More than 10 of Mrs. Gray's most popular Social Stories are included as templates within the StoryMaker application. These stories, such as "Learning About Favorite Topics" and "Learning About Raising My Hand," can be edited and customized to suit individual needs.
Development of StoryMaker was funded by the Small Business Innovation Research program at the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. HandHold Adaptive has received four awards under the program to support its research and development.
StoryMaker was investigated in an independently-conducted field trial featuring 31 teachers working with students with ASDs. A publication announcing the results of the study is expected soon.
StoryMaker for Social Stories is available on compatible iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad models for $39.99.
SOURCE HandHold Adaptive, LLC
HandHold Adaptive, LLC
CONTACT: Rob Tedesco, HandHold Adaptive, +1-203-526-6313
A*STAR SIMTech Rolls Out Collaborative Industry Projects to Help SMEs Pursue Productivity Growth and Advance Into High Value-Added Industries
SINGAPORE, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of
the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) initiated three collaborative
industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore
Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological
capabilities, increase their productivity, and venture into growing markets. The roll-out
of the collaborative industry projects was announced by Mr S Iswaran, Minister in Prime
Minister's Office, Second Minister, Home Affairs and Trade & Industry at SIMTech's 20th
anniversary gala dinner. SIMTech is one of the key drivers of collaborative industry
projects to assist SMEs.
2. Collaborative industry projects are cost effective R&D platforms where groups of
companies facing similar issues work jointly with SIMTech to develop manpower and
technology. Working in conjunction with the National University of Singapore, the first
collaborative industry project is on X-ray sterilisation for the MedTech industry and food
industries. This collaborative industry project aims to develop a cost effective
alternative to the capital-intensive traditional methods. Current sterilisation methods
are costly and have limited our local SMEs' ability to meet the high demand for
sterilisation of medical devices and food related products. SIMTech's R&D team has
determined that X-ray provides a good alternative to present sterilisation methods as it
offers excellent dose uniformity performances compared with other current technologies. A
total of 15 companies ranging from MedTech device makers, food and herbs suppliers, X-ray
source manufacturers, systems integrators, sterilisation service providers to
certification agency are committed to this collaborative industry project which opens up
new business opportunities in the MedTech sector for our local enterprises and boost
productivity. Mr Marcus Chang, Managing Director of mb nano-Tensilogies, is participating
in the X-ray sterilisation collaborative industry project as it "potentially provides an
alternative technology of sterilisation techniques, enabling us to ascertain the effects
of new technique on mb-coated products while gaining good knowledge through the research
3. The collaborative industry project on corrosion prevention enables coating
companies to upgrade their capabilities to capture market potential in the oil & gas,
aerospace and MedTech industries. The global oil & gas corrosion prevention market alone
is worth US$ 18.72bn in 2011 (Visiongain). Productivity gains can be achieved by reducing
the steps in the coating application process; establishing more accurate tests for
corrosion investigation and use of the right coating for corrosion prevention. The
collaborative industry project equips the industry with know-how in corrosion prevention;
assessment of corrosion protection coatings and implementation of relevant coatings. This
collaborative industry project is relevant to companies from coating and paint providers,
marine, oil & gas, heavy equipment suppliers, building and industry product as well as
4. The collaborative industry project on advanced precision metal machining aims to
improve competency and productivity through dynamic analysis and simulation technology.
Advanced precision metal machining is the foundation of the growing aerospace, oil & gas
and MedTech industries. Consisting of training and implementation, this collaborative
industry project is expected to achieve significant productivity improvement at various
stages of the machining process. When completed, a pool of technically competent precision
metal machinists is available to tackle the demands of ultra-precise and complex
5. Dr Lim Ser Yong, SIMTech's Executive Director, said: "By sharing R&D cost, the
collaborative industry project approach is proven to be a cost effective R&D platform for
MNCs and SMEs from an industry cluster value chain to develop technological capabilities
and innovative solutions collectively to tackle specific technical challenges. An example
is our Gun Drilling collaborative industry project, initiated in June 2011, which created
new high value business opportunities in the oilfield equipment products, drilling,
evaluation and completion tools business for local companies and SMEs."
6. SIMTech celebrates its 20-year milestone of R&D partnerships with Singapore's
manufacturing industry in growing intellectual capital, industry capital and human capital
to enhance its competitiveness. To date, SIMTech has completed more than 5300 projects for
more than 1300 companies, benefitting them in productive growth, creating new products and
growing into new markets.
About the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is Singapore's lead public
sector agency that fosters world-class scientific research and talent to drive economic
growth and transform Singapore into a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation driven
In line with its mission-oriented mandate, A*STAR spearheads research and development
in fields that are essential to growing Singapore's manufacturing sector and catalysing
new growth industries. A*STAR supports these economic clusters by providing intellectual,
human and industrial capital to its partners in industry.
A*STAR oversees 20 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research
entities, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis as well as their vicinity. These two R&D
hubs house a bustling and diverse community of local and international research scientists
and engineers from A*STAR's research entities as well as a growing number of corporate
About the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) is a research institute
of the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) of the Agency for Science,
Technology and Research (A*STAR). SIMTech develops high value manufacturing technology and
human capital to contribute to the competitiveness of the Singapore industry. It
collaborates with multinational and local companies in the precision engineering,
electronics, semiconductor, medical technology, aerospace, automotive, marine, logistics
and other sectors.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A*STAR
Ms Lee Swee Heng
for Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
See Your World In Brilliant Detail With The Nokia Lumia 1020 Only From AT&T
Windows Phone 8 Smartphone Features 41-Megapixel Sensor and Professional Camera Capabilities
DALLAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Nokia announced today the Nokia Lumia 1020 featuring breakthrough PureView camera technology. Available exclusively from AT&T beginning July 26, the Lumia 1020 is priced at $299.99 with a two-year agreement and comes in matte black, matte white and matte yellow. Customers excited to reserve theirs can pre-order beginning July 16 at http://www.att.com/Lumia1020.
For a look at the Lumia 1020's features in action, check out this video.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 sets a new benchmark in imaging, combining easy access to the advanced features and controls usually reserved for professional cameras with the simplicity and convenience of a smartphone. This Windows Phone 8 device comes packed with an impressive second generation 41 megapixel sensor - the largest back side illuminated (BSI) sensor available on a smartphone - which lets you capture high-resolution photos and video and uniquely zoom-in or out and reframe the smaller details within your pictures. It has a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display (1280 x 768 pixels, 16:9 aspect ratio) made with GorillaÂ® Glass 3 and is super sensitive to touch even with fingernails or while wearing gloves.
The Lumia 1020 is the first Windows Phone to include AT&T Locker, the free cloud storage app that lets you store and share your high-resolution images and video, as well as music, documents and more, in one convenient place. For a limited time, customers who purchase a Nokia Lumia 1020 can get 50 GB of free storage.** AT&T Locker is also available in the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phone 8 users. In addition, the Lumia 1020 has 32GB of onboard storage.
Nokia Lumia 1020 runs on AT&T 4G LTE, which currently covers more than 200 million people; with plans to expand to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014. Meanwhile, AT&T was named America's fastest 4G LTE network, in PC Magazine's 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks study of 30 markets - and also swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest.***
"AT&T has sold more Windows Phones than any other U.S. carrier and we're thrilled to add the Nokia Lumia 1020 to our growing portfolio," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president - Devices, AT&T. "This smartphone will change the way you think about taking pictures, from its professional camera-like controls to the ability to zoom-in a photo you've taken to discover new details you missed initially. We were the first carrier to launch a 4G LTE Windows Phone smartphone with the Nokia Lumia 900 and I can't think of a better network to share and experience the impressive imaging capabilities of the Nokia Lumia 1020 than the nation's largest 4G network."
The Nokia Lumia 1020 has second generation optical image stabilization (OIS), ZEISS optics with a 6-lens design, and other impressive specifications like a manual shutter and xenon flash to help capture high-quality photos with the least amount of effort, both day and night.
Nokia Lumia 1020's impressive imaging capabilities are not limited to still photos. It records HD video in 1080p at 30 frames per second and lets you zoom in up to four times closer to the action with no loss of quality (up to 6x closer in HD 720p). Additionally, it is equipped with digital high-performance microphones that record high quality stereo sound with deep bass, even at loud events.
Experienced photography professionals will appreciate the portability and convenience of having such a powerful camera in their pocket, while pre-installed tutorials provide novice users easy to follow lessons on using the manual camera controls for taking better photos. Nokia Lumia 1020 users also have access to Nokia Photo Masters, an online photography master class that includes device how-to's, tips, tricks and practical projects that allow you to develop your skills even more.
To give you more control over how your photos turn out, the Nokia Pro Camera app lets you manually adjust flash, focus, ISO, shutter speed, white balance and exposure. Nokia Pro Camera lets you re-frame a photo to zoom in and out to discover new stories and reveal more context of the moment you captured. You can zoom, re-frame, straighten horizons, change orientation or make other alterations as many times as you want. You can also zoom in on images to discover details you couldn't see at the time of capture.
If you want to share your photos with friends, the Nokia Lumia 1020 automatically creates 5 megapixel versions that are easy to share via e-mail, messaging or social media.
The Nokia Lumia 1020 comes with an attachable point-and-shoot-like leather wrist strap to make it even easier to take anywhere you go. Additionally, you can purchase the Nokia Camera Grip accessory. This sturdy case snaps on the phone to mimic the feel of an actual camera and includes extra battery power, shutter button and a universal tripod mount.
With a wealth of great features and technology made easy, Nokia Lumia 1020 will change the way you capture, edit and share pictures.
*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.
**Limited time offer. Upgrade to 50GB of storage by going to the My Plan screen within AT&T Locker's Settings. Standard data rates apply.
*** PC Magazine, June 17, 2013; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2420333,00.asp
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 internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, 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(Â®) and AT&T ?DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Get In The Game: My Nikon World Is A New Facebook Experience That Will Challenge Photographers To Shoot, Share And Learn
Nikon Gives Users a Chance to Capture Images and Interact to Earn Badges, Compete with Photographer Friends and Climb the Leader Board
MELVILLE, N.Y., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nikon announced the launch of the exciting new interactive experience My Nikon World, a Facebook application that awards users for doing what they love: taking great photos. User participation will be rewarded with community points and digital badges for uploading photos and participating within the community. The experience will include contributions from Nikon professional photographers who will issue challenges for users to earn points, badges and bragging rights.
In addition to sharing photos and participating in photo challenges, users will also be able to create an online photographer profile and personal gallery where they can track their participation, feature their favorite photos and share their visual victories. The photo gallery on My Nikon World will be able to be sorted and viewed through filters including category, subject matter and Nikon equipment used.
"Photography is now a social experience, people want to share their stories, creativity and accomplishments through imagery online," said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager, Communications, Nikon Inc. "My Nikon World gives photographers a chance to join a like-minded community of photo enthusiasts to be inspired to get out and shoot, while learning exciting new photo techniques through the pro issued challenges."
Users who participate in challenges, upload photos and engage with other photos posted by their peers will be rewarded with points and digital badges in a variety of categories. The more a user participates, the higher the level they can attain within the community. With a strong focus on social sharing and engagement, participants will also have the option to include links to their personal social profiles on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks so they can interact with photographers both within the community and outside of My Nikon World. Digital badges will be awarded for a vast array of photography techniques and subject matter, from black and white photography to using HDR. Adding to the fun, users will also have the opportunity to unlock surprise badges and other content.
Nikon will continue to issue weekly challenges to the Facebook community. Additionally, notable fashion Photographer Rob Van Petten and documentary photographer/author Steve Simon will offer up "Pro Challenges," providing members the opportunity to further hone their skills. Van Petten and Simon will also answer questions, give photo tips and share their own images as part of the community.
The My Nikon World interactive Facebook photo experience is now available. To visit the site and become a fan of Nikon, visit the official Nikon Facebook page at facebook.com/nikon.
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image(TM). Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIXÂ® compact digital cameras; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics as well as the Nikon 1 advanced camera with interchangeable lens system. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated its 80(th) anniversary of NIKKOR optics, and announced the production of over 80 million NIKKOR lenses in 2013, creating a new milestone in Nikon's heritage of superior optics. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-US or visit http://www.nikonusa.com , which links all levels of photographers to the Web's most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon and other photographers on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nikon and get the latest news and information from Twitter by following @NikonUSA.
Chartboost Launches Backend Service to Power In-app Purchases in Mobile Games
Chartboost Store Empowers Mobile Game Developers to Modify their In-app Store and Virtual Items in Real Time
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chartboost - the business engine for mobile game developers around the world - today announced the launch of Chartboost Store, the latest addition to the company's powerful technology platform that helps developers attract gamers and make money. Today's launch underscores the company's core mission to provide developers with a full suite of business tools that drive their businesses forward. Chartboost Store, which joins the company's widely popular offerings - Direct Deals, Cross Promotion, and the Chartboost Network - harnesses the power of data to give developers full control to make real-time adjustments to their in-game marketplaces.
"In a few short years we have seen a massive shift from paid downloads to free-to-play mobile games. A key driver of this has been the success of in-app stores and marketplaces allowing developers to monetize their free games," said Maria Alegre, founder and CEO of Chartboost. "Our mission has always been to provide tools for developers that help them grow their games and their businesses. Our new Store backend service provides developers with the tools they need to analyze performance and quickly make improvements to increase their in-app purchase revenue."
One of the biggest challenges facing mobile game developers is how to effectively monetize their games and build a lasting product. In 2010, only one of the top 10 grossing games on iOS platforms was free-to-play with in-app purchases. In stark contrast, just two years later, all of the top 10 grossing games on iOS were free-to-play. This drastic change in the market is due to developers being able to monetize their games through advertising as well as in-app purchases. With today's announcement, Chartboost is the only games-specific business engine offering services in both of these areas of monetization.
Chartboost Store Makes Marketplace Optimization Easy
Chartboost Store provides built-in analytics that reveal transactional data for all items that are up for sale. Developers can then use insights from user behavior to update their in-app store, for example, changing prices or adding new items, from an online dashboard in real time. These features significantly benefit small mobile game developers who would normally need to build this technology from scratch and dedicate engineering resources to managing it.
There are five games already live with Chartboost Store today, including Retro Dreamer's Ice Cream Drop, Sniderware's Eric's Sudoku, Dobsoft's Run & Gun, Trivial Technology's Word Buster, and Naquatic's Basketball Showdown.
"We're a small team, and building a backend service to provide the flexibility to make updates on the fly wasn't something we ever considered before. Working with Store has opened our eyes to the possibilities going forward, thinking about how we can run promotions and regular content updates in our future titles. We're already thinking different about building our games going forward," said Gavin Bowman of Retro Dreamer.
"Chartboost is powering my store in Eric's Sudoku, currently featured in the board and puzzle game categories in the App Store. It was easy to integrate and my in-app purchases are off to a great start. I'm excited that I can change virtual item prices at any time and am definitely going to leverage Chartboost Store in my upcoming titles," added Eric Snider of Sniderware.
"We're a two-man outfit and I'm responsible for all of the programming, so I'd much prefer to have the backend handled by experts. Chartboost Store opened my eyes to the potential of real-time updates not just in my game design, but for my in-app purchase strategy as well. For my new games, I really see the potential to make my virtual economy more relevant and more profitable," said Will Dobson of Dobsoft Studios.
Chartboost Store is currently available in closed beta for iOS, Android and Unity. Interested developers can view a product demo at http://www.chartboost.com/store and can apply for the beta program at http://www.chartboost.com/storebeta. Store is free for developers in the beta program and will be available for a 10% revenue share after full launch later this year.
Chartboost is the leading games-only technology platform that helps developers reach more users and make more money. The company powers over 16,000 games and works with companies like Backflip, Capcom, Com2us, Crowdstar, DeNA, Djnworks, Fluik, Gameloft, Gamevil, Get Set Games, GREE, Kabam, Kiloo, King, Natural Motion, Neon Play, Nimblebit, Outfit7, Pik Pok, Pocket Gems, Supercell, TinyCo, Wooga, Z2labs and many more. The Chartboost network reaches over 300 million unique monthly devices and drives over eight billion game sessions per month. Headquartered in San Francisco and with a European office in Amsterdam, Chartboost was founded in 2011 and has raised a total of $21M from Sequoia Capital and other investors. For more information, please visit http://www.chartboost.com and read the Chartboost blog at blog.chartboost.com.
TriplePoint PR, for Chartboost
Virtium is steadfast in its commitment to the industrial embedded market and plans to support CompactFlash well into the next decade
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtium, a leading provider of storage and memory solutions for industrial embedded systems, today announced its next-generation TuffDrive(TM) CompactFlash (CF) cards, which offer the industry's highest capacity at 64 gigabytes (GB) based on SLC NAND flash. Designed to deliver the latest storage technology advancements for applications that have not yet migrated to a serial interface, Virtium TuffDrive CF cards provide rugged solutions for a wide range of embedded systems that include PoS terminals, casino gaming, mobile monitoring devices, networking and industrial automation equipment. Virtium TuffDrive CF cards are offered in commercial and industrial temperature configurations and meet MIL-810 standards for shock and vibration.
"There has been a misperception in the industry that, because other suppliers have exited the market either through EOL or industry consolidation, CompactFlash as a technology is no longer viable. That is absolutely not the case," said Gary Drossel, vice president of product strategy at Virtium. "Industrial embedded systems are still integrating CF cards and our OEM partners have new software and functional requirements that are driving the need for higher performance and capacity. Virtium's TuffDrive CF will meet these requirements, and we envision supporting CompactFlash as long as the market demands it."
Virtium's TuffDrive CF products are available now in capacities from 128 megabytes (MB) to 64 GB, in both commercial (0 degrees to 70 degrees C) and industrial (-40 degrees to 85 degrees C) operating temperatures.
Virtium is a solutions-driven provider of memory and storage products for OEMs in the networking, industrial, medical and military markets. Virtium combines first-to-market solutions with continuity of support for legacy products that meet the performance, workload and product deployment requirements of its customers.
Virtium is known as a memory and storage technology innovator. The company is a driving force in the continuous development of memory module and SSD advancements that deliver density, form factor, extended temperature, ruggedization and configuration improvements.
B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen announces partnership with MR PORTER.COM
Offering award-winning consumer electronics products to style seekers and music lovers with the premier online retail destination for men's style
COPENHAGEN, Denmark and DEERFIELD, Ill., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen, (beoplay.com), the state-of-the-art Danish audio and video brand, and MR PORTER.COM, (mrporter.com) the premier global on-line retail destination for men's style - announce today, a business collaboration where the award-winning B&O PLAY portfolio will be sold through the luxury shopping site in the United States. B&O PLAY is Bang & Olufsen's new brand geared towards digitally connected design enthusiasts and was launched in January 2012. Under the new partnership, B&O PLAY products will be available for purchase directly from MR PORTER.COM, alongside other world renowned luxury brands, beginning this week.
"We are very excited to be partnering up with MR PORTER, as B&O PLAY is a perfect fit for MR PORTER'S design and performance oriented clientele. B&O PLAY delivers portable products that are intuitive to use, easy to integrate into ones daily life, and deliver excellent high-quality experiences," states Zean Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "We are happy to expand the brand footprint with MR PORTER enthusiasts, as it is a high caliber site that will complement our North American Business Model.
"At MR PORTER we aim to work with the world's leading specialist producers across our whole product offer, so when we decided to move into the audio market B&O PLAY was the obvious choice for us," says Toby Bateman, Buying Director of MR PORTER.COM. "B&O's reputation for marrying high quality sound with a distinct Scandinavian design influence makes them the perfect partner for MR PORTER and we hope this synergy of values resonates with our customers. We try to consider carefully our customers lifestyle - music is important to him and we know he travels frequently - so in our opinion, for a man who demands style and quality, B&O Play should be his go to brand and we are very happy to be working with them."
Under the partnership, B&O PLAY will offer its popular and highly coveted wireless sound systems for the iPhone/iPod/iPad,etc., Beolit 12 and BeoPlay A8, as well as the CES Best of Innovations award-winning premium wireless speaker solution, BeoPlay A9, that features button-less operation, striking design and high quality sound experience with wireless operation from your iPhone. Additionally, MR PORTER.COM will sell B&O PLAY's highly popular headphone portfolio that will debut the new BeoPlay H6 this August. BeoPlay H6 a super soft, flexible over-ear headphone that combines quality craftsmanship with enduring materials and uses the latest technology to make portable music sound better. For more press information on BeoPlay H6 view multimedia press release below:
This week B&O PLAY products were launched on MR PORTER.COM. B&O PLAY products are also sold in Bang & Olufsen showrooms nationwide, shopbangolufsen.com, beoplay.com, Apple retail stores and Apple online.
B&O PLAY by BANG & OLUFSEN provides premium listening and viewing experiences to digitally connected design fans. For more information, see http://www.beoplay.com.
MR PORTER.COM is the award-winning global retail destination for men's style, combining the best international menswear with editorial content. The site sells over 170 leading international brands, with content and new products added weekly. MR PORTER offers express worldwide shipping to 170 countries (including same day delivery to London and Manhattan), and a free collection service for returns and exchanges. Designers available include Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Raf Simons, Lanvin, Loro Piana, Maison Kitsune, Boglioli, A.P.C, Beams Plus, J.Crew, Church's, and Common Projects.
SOURCE Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
CONTACT: Monica Gartner, Bang & Olufsen America, Inc., Senior Public Relations Manager, email@example.com, 847 590 4920, or Michael Krueger, MR PORTER.COM, Public Relations Manager , firstname.lastname@example.org , 212 901 3178
TI introduces motor driver family with integrated power management and CAN interface for use in automotive functional safety applications
DALLAS, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today expanded the industry's first automotive motor driver family intended to help TI customers design automotive applications to meet the functional safety requirements of ISO 26262. With three new devices added today, the DRV32xx-Q1 family now comprises four 3-phase, brushless, pre-FET motor drivers equipped with built-in diagnostic capabilities. The DRV3202-Q1 offers automotive system designers integrated power management and CAN interface to help reduce board space and design complexity in their safety-critical applications. The DRV3203-Q1 and DRV3204-Q1 help TI customers design safety-critical applications to meet ASIL-B, while the DRV3201-Q1, previously introduced in October, 2012 helps TI customers design safety-critical applications to meet ASIL-D requirements.
The three new motor drivers added to the family provide designers with highly reliable and space-saving options intended to help them address the challenges of space constraints and harsh conditions such as high-temperature, low-voltage start-stop and cold crank situations. Applications in which these devices may be used include power steering, hybrid electric vehicles/electric vehicles (HEV/EV), power train, oil pump, water pump and electric braking systems. For more information or to order samples, visit http://www.ti.com/automotordriver-pr.
Key features and benefits of the DRV32xx-Q1 family:
-- Optimized component count and board space for cost- and space-sensitive
applications: The DRV3202-Q1 integrates a voltage regulator and CAN
interface to reduce component count and minimize system cost and board
-- Built-in diagnostics: The DRV32xx-Q1 family integrates hard-wired
diagnostic circuits including a pre-FET driver short, over/under voltage
and over temperature. The system's microcontroller can quickly
communicate with the DRV32xx-Q1 family and monitor internal status
through serial peripheral interface (SPI).
-- Devices help TI customers design applications to meet the functional
safety requirements of ISO 26262: The DRV3201-Q1 can help TI customers
design critical-safety applications, such as electric power steering and
electric braking systems, to meet ASIL-D requirements, and the
DRV3204-Q1 and DRV3203-Q1 can help customers design safety applications,
such as oil pump and water pump, to meet ASIL-B requirements.
-- Design simplicity for start-stop and cold crank applications: With an
integrated boost regulator, the DRV3201-Q1 eliminates the need for a
large capacitor to hold battery voltage. With an integrated low drop-out
linear regulator controller (LDO) and an external FET, the DRV3203-Q1
and DRV3204-Q1 also eliminate the need for a large capacitor or external
boost regulator. This integration simplifies design and speeds up
Highly integrated motor drivers for non-safety critical automotive applications
TI has also expanded its portfolio of DRV8x motor drivers to include new devices for automotive applications that span a complete range of motors including brushed DC (BDC), stepper, and brushless DC (BLDC). The highly integrated DRV8801-Q1, DRV8823-Q1, DRV8832-Q1 and DRV8301-Q1 can reduce board space by as much as 60% compared to the competition enabling smaller, more cost effective designs. All four devices support an operating ambient temperature range of -40 to 125C, targeting non-safety critical automotive applications such as retractable navigation screens; adjustable side mirrors; adaptive front lighting; fuel pumps; and seat, door, and window control. The new devices include the following:
-- DRV8801-Q1 brushed DC motor driver, featuring 8-V to 38-V operating
range and up to 2.8-A peak output.
-- DRV8823-Q1 quad brushed, dual stepper motor driver, featuring 8-V to
32-V operating range and up to 1.5-A peak output current.
-- DRV8832-Q1 brushed DC motor driver, featuring 2.75-V to 6.8-V operating
range and up to 1-A peak output current.
-- DRV8301-Q1 3-phase brushless motor pre-driver, featuring 6-V to 60-V
operating range and integrating a gate drive up to 1.7-A, 1.5-A
step-down voltage regulator, and dual low side current sense amplifiers.
Evaluation modules (EVMs) are also available today for the DRV8801-Q1, DRV8823-Q1, DRV8832-Q1 and DRV8301-Q1.
Availability, packaging and pricing
3-phase, brushless, pre-FET motor drivers for safety-critical automotive applications:
-- DRV3202-Q1: Available in an HTQFP 80-pin package priced at US$3.80 in
-- DRV3201-Q1: Available in an HTQFP 64-pin package priced at US$2.63 in
-- DRV3204-Q1 and DRV3203-Q1: Grade 1 (Ta=125C) devices are available
immediately for ordering and Grade-0 (Ta=150C) devices will be available
in October 2013. Both Grade 1 and Grade 0 devices will be available in
an HTQFP 48-pin package. The DRV3204-Q1 is priced at US$2.63 for
100-unit quantities and the DRV3203-Q1 is available upon request.
These devices are available for immediate ordering at http://www.ti.com/automotordriver-pr.
Motor drivers for non-safety critical automotive applications:
-- DRV8801-Q1 brushed DC motor driver: Available now in a thin-profile
16-pin QFN package for enhanced thermal dissipation, priced at US$1.50.
-- DRV8823-Q1 quad brushed, dual stepper motor driver: Available now in a
48-pin HTSSOP package, priced at US$2.34.
-- DRV8832-Q1 brushed DC motor driver: Available now in a 10-pin MSOP
package, priced at US$1.00.
-- DRV8301-Q1 3-phase brushless motor pre-driver: Available in the fourth
quarter, 2013, the DRV8301-Q1 will come in a 56-pin HTSSOP package
priced at US$3.00.
SafeTI design packages and components
-- TI's SafeTI(TM) design packages help designers build safety-critical
systems that meet industry-standard safety requirements and also better
manage both systematic and random failures. Using SafeTI components
helps make it easier for customers to achieve safety certification and
get to market more quickly with their safety-critical systems http://www.ti.com/safeti.
-- Hercules(TM) MCU platform consists of three ARMÂ® Cortex(TM)-based
microcontroller families: TMS470M, TMS570 and RM4x, intended to help TI
customers design applications that meet IEC 61508 and ISO 26262
functional safety standards. The Hercules platform provides advanced
integrated safety features while delivering scalable performance,
connectivity and memory options: http://www.ti.com/hercules.
-- The TPS65381-Q1 is a multi-rail power supply designed to supply power to
microcontrollers in automotive safety-critical applications. This device
supports TI's TMS570LS series 16/32-bit RISC flash MCU and other
microcontrollers with dual-core lockstep (LS) or loosely coupled
architectures (LC), integrating multiple supply rails to power the MCU,
CAN or FlexRay, and an external sensor. TPS65381-Q1 helps TI customers
design automotive applications that meet IEC 61508 and ISO 26262
functional safety standards: http://www.ti.com/product/tps65381-q1.
Texas Instruments drives automotive innovation
TI's state-of-the-art semiconductor products allow manufacturers and system suppliers to deliver world-class features to the automotive market. Our extensive automotive portfolio includes analog power management, interface and signal chain solutions, along with DLP(Â®) displays, ADAS and infotainment processors, Hercules(TM) TMS570 microcontrollers and wireless connectivity solutions. TI offers SafeTI(TM) devices designed to help facilitate OEMs' compliance with the requirements of ISO 26262, as well as parts specifically designated as compliant with the AEC-Q100 and TS16949 standards, all with product documentation. Click here to learn more.
Find out more about TI's automotive and transportation portfolio by visiting the links below:
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at http://www.ti.com.
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A New Era Is Here: PolkÂ® Redefines Musical Style with Nue Era(TM) Headphones
BALTIMORE, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Polk today announced the Nue Era headphones, a new audio accessory designed for fashionistas and audiophiles alike. Jewel-like in design with understated details, the in-ear headphones provide the rich and immersive sound Polk has finely tuned over the past 40 years, but with a modern twist that's suited to those who love music--and just as equally value their personal style.
"Headphones are an extension of our personality and a reflection of our fashion, however there haven't been options that capture the timeless, easy-to-wear, vintage American style," said Michael DiTullo, Chief Design Officer. "In designing the Nue Era, we wanted to create an accessory that felt more like a classic pair of sunglasses, as easy as your favorite pair of jeans, and as well-crafted as a vintage timepiece. This inspiration has resulted in a headphone that is meant to be shown off, even when you want to keep your music all to yourself."
Attention to detail is reflected in all aspects of the Nue Era's design, such as its small sculpted housing, finished in sleek tortoise and champagne gold, or black and silver. The headphone's supple ear tips, provided in different sizes and shapes, have been co-molded to the headphone ear tube for ultimate comfort, while an intuitive three-button cable ensures easy toggling between music and phone calls. The cable's gold plated, 90-degree connector is precision machined for a deeper source connection, and combined with Polk's signature Dynamic BalanceÂ® driver, results in a rich audio experience, no matter where your music takes you.
Polk (http://www.polkaudio.com) is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of high performance audio products and the largest audio brand of Sound United. Founded in 1972, Polk is the market share leader in premium Home Theater speakers in North America, and is a leading manufacturer of sound bars, headphones, wireless speakers, mobile and marine speakers and amplifiers, and other high performance audio products. For more information on Sound United and its brands, visit http://www.soundunited.com
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Unisys Enhances Mission-Critical Capabilities of ClearPath Libra Systems
New release of MCP operating environment and high-availability option for mid-range server broaden client options for mobility, security and application availability
BLUE BELL, Pa., July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today expanded the mission-critical computing capabilities for its ClearPath Libra servers with a new release of the flagship MCP operating environment and a high-availability option for the ClearPath Libra 4200 system.
Release 15.0 of ClearPath MCP includes new options for end users to access ClearPath applications securely through mobile devices, expanded application-development capabilities, increased protection against security breaches and enhanced data center automation and administration. The high-availability option for the ClearPath Libra 4200 is designed to strengthen failover protection in high-volume transaction environments.
"In recent years the definition of 'mission-critical' has expanded to include mobility, SOA and a host of other potentially disruptive IT trends that CIOs can turn to advantage if they address them in the right way," said Bill Maclean, vice president, ClearPath portfolio management, Unisys. "Our ClearPath systems are synonymous with mission-critical computing. We continue to add new capabilities that help ClearPath clients stay ahead of evolving challenges while enjoying the advantages of business continuity and cost efficiency to which they've become accustomed."
The ClearPath Libra enhancements are the latest step in Unisys' continual initiative to enrich capabilities that address clients' rapidly evolving enterprise-computing needs. Earlier this year Unisys enhanced the mission-critical capabilities of the ClearPath Dorado systems.
Client Requests Drive Enhancements in New MCP Release
Like all ClearPath operating environments, MCP Release 15.0 comprises an integrated stack of software products - more than 125 - designed and tested as a unit. This integration enables clients to migrate applications transparently from one release to another, with no need to change operating procedures or to recompile. The new MCP release includes enhancements to 38 products in the stack - many resulting from direct client requests.
MCP Release 15.0 delivers significant benefits in three key areas:
-- Application Modernization. Enhancements to the ClearPath ePortal for MCP
specialty partition - a special processing component that empowers users
to quickly Web-enable enterprise applications - broaden the range of
smart phones and tablets that clients can use to access strategic
ClearPath applications. They can now use devices running Microsoft
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Windows Surface and Internet Explorer 10
in addition to Apple, Android and BlackBerry mobile devices already
supported. The enhanced ePortal supports Unisys Enterprise Application
Environment (EAE) and Agile Business (AB) Suite development
environments. Coupled with new support for the latest version of Java SE
7 and JBoss middleware in the ClearPath MCP JProcessor - a specialty
partition for Java applications - those enhancements give clients a
broader range of options for creating integrated SOA environments for
their mission-critical applications.
-- Security. Incorporation of two new security products into the MCP
integrated stack is designed to help clients reduce risk to IT assets,
protect sensitive data from unauthorized access and improve monitoring
and auditing capabilities. Locum Safe & Secure, from Locum Software,
helps centralize and simplify security administration and provides a
single point of control in multi-system environments. dbaTOOLS AcessLog
makes it easier for administrators and auditors to extract and analyze
database log entries for security purposes. The enhanced Unisys
Enterprise Database Server further strengthens administration and
auditing. It can automatically log all database inquiries and updates,
so auditors can discover who accessed what resources, when, and what
they did with them.
-- Data Center Transformation. Increased data center automation is designed
to help clients manage operating costs and increase availability of
mission-critical applications. For example, an upgraded version of
Workload Management for ClearPath MCP makes it easier to track MIPS
usage for accurate billing. Enhanced Business Continuity Accelerator
enables faster controlled system failover, making disaster recovery
testing easier and reducing impact on running applications. A new
release of the Unisys Operations Sentinel automated system management
solution includes a simplified web interface to view the status of
managed devices - including from tablets connected to the organization's
intranet. TCP/IP Interprocess Communications Services enable an
administrator to seamlessly move an IP address from a failing device to
a functional one, reducing the potential impact of operational
Libra 4200 High Availability Option
The standard Libra 4200 is a highly reliable system. Unisys also offers an automated High Availability (HA) option for environments requiring the highest level of solution availability. The HA capability equips the mid-range Libra 4200 system with functionality usually associated with high-end systems - demonstrating the value of continual availability in all classes of systems in today's high-volume transaction processing environments.
The HA system features component-level redundancy, with dual processor cells and a fully redundant I/O subsystem complex. The HA system addresses I/O subsystem faults transparently and enables transparent failover for major processor complex failures.
Based on Intel(Â®) Xeon(Â®) Family processors, the ClearPath Libra 4200 uses Unisys s-Par secure partitioning technology, which brings enterprise-class virtualization to clients' data centers. The s-Par architecture enables multiple secure partitions in a system, including one running the ClearPath operating environment and others incorporating specialty partitions such as the ClearPath ePortal for MCP and ClearPath MCP JProcessor. A High Availability configuration protects all those system elements.
The ClearPath Libra 4200 with HA option is priced starting at $800,000.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com.
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A high quality, nonviolent RPG game for children 3 to 6
MONTREAL, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Every1Plays announced today the
release of Land of The Magic Stones, a high quality, nonviolent RPG
play and learn game for children 3 to 6 years of age. The game
available on the AppStore, Google play and Amazon.com starting today is
fully compatible with most iOS and Android tablets and smart phones.
The game is a play a learn adventure where children become the character
of a magical sorcerer that seeks to restore the Kingdom of the Magic
Stones while gaining the trust of an enchanted Dragon. "Contrary to
some other children games for tablets and smart phones, our game has
high quality graphics, fully integrated sound and voices in French and
English in order to limit parental intervention and lets children
proceed autonomously through the game," said Remi Hachoud, CTO of
The sorcerer apprentices will learn, develop motor skills and creativity
as he/she seeks to restore and save the Kingdom of the Magic Stones.
The friendly adventure features 18 different settings of increasing
difficulty where each new world is designed to stimulate a specific
development skill. The adventure provides children with rewards of
generous treasures and bonding with characters within the game while
challenging their logic, motor and mathematical skills.
The Land of the Magic Stones has several hours of interactive game play
featuring diverse activities such as quizzes, puzzles, arcade games and
songs. It also has over 400 animations and an integrated audio book.
The game was developed and tested in cooperation with child development
and behavioural professionals. Parents can also register at http://www.landofthemagicstones.com to receive bonus materials for their children such as songs, wallpaper,
crafts and other activities.
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Every1Plays is a mobile game company specialized in multi-platform
porting. Using the latest available technology and efficient production
processes, Every1Plays helps video game publishers breathe new life
into their existing game library by porting them to new devices and
ensures the integrity of the original game play is maintained and well
designed for most of the leading tablets and smart phones on the
COMS PLC ("Coms" or the "Company"): Coms plc Announces Exclusive New Agreement and Gears up to Support HM Government Backed Initiative
LONDON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Coms plc (COMS) is pleased to announce its participation in a major countrywide HM
Government backed initiative as follows:
- Coms plc has signed an exclusive Joint Venture agreement with YourForum to
assist the national 'push' for Central Government and Local Authorities to provide
Broadband services across the country.
- In addition to broadband services a Smart Monitor software package will be
provided in partnership with B.E.E.S. and made available to all users.
- As from 1st August Coms Enterprise Limited (a Coms Group plc subsidiary) will
focus entirely on these digital inclusion projects and 6 dedicated members of staff
will be transferred to the subsidiary to assist the Company and its partners to
implement this initiative.
The exclusive joint venture agreement with YourForum, will enable Registered Service
Providers, Social Landlords and Local Authorities nationally to offer subsidised or - in
some cases, free Broadband connectivity to their tenants and community groups, as
facilitated by this unique Agreement, which exists to specifically provide Broadband
services for the National 'push' to assist Central Government and Local Authority
ambitions of 'digital inclusion' for all across the Country.
The drive for national 'digital inclusion' is paramount in enabling every man woman
and child the opportunity to actively get involved with the development of their Community
and the ambition of creating sustainable and prosperous neighbourhoods everywhere, also -
with such a high number of Social housing tenants currently unable to get accessible /
affordable internet connectivity our agreement with YourForum is perfectly placed to
provide an encompassing solution to assist in rectifying this current issue.
In addition to the Broadband services provided by COMS, the tenants have the option to
participate in an energy saving initiative, a Smart Monitor software package provided in
partnership with B.E.E.S. (Energy Cycle).
YourForum - HM Government Statement:
"The 2012 Localism Act has created a wide range of opportunities for communities to
help shape services, facilities and development at a neighbourhood level. To do this
like-minded people need a way to come together to discuss issues of interest to their
community, to form and operate community groups and potentially to register as recognised
'Your Forum' is an innovative digital platform and Smartphone app created and run
entirely privately by Ventura Studios with its joint Venture partner: Coms Plc & strategic
partners: B.E.E.S. which gives local groups the tools to take control of their local
HM Government welcomes this initiative, which is an excellent example of digital
entrepreneurs using government's 'open data' to develop new services for the public."
Dave Breith (Coms CEO) commented: "We have been in negotiations for some time with
YourForum and we are very pleased to have signed this exclusive contract. In addition I
believe by re-structuring the business to have a dedicated subsidiary to support this
important initiative means that we can participate fully without diverting attention from
our core business of providing Cloud based solutions.
Newgate Threadneedle (PR), Graham Herring, Tel: +44(0)207-653-9858
Utah Jazz Selects YESCO Electronics to Manufacture and Install New Video Displays at EnergySolutions Arena
LOGAN, Utah, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Miller Sports Properties recently announced YESCO Electronics will manufacture and install state-of-the-art video displays for EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Installation is scheduled for completion in time for the 2013-14 Jazz basketball season.
The video package consists of 37 displays, including a new center court high definition video display system, upper deck corner boards with video and statistics, and two LED fascia rings. Digital signage will also be featured on the inside portals of the arena and on the floor behind the baskets in padded portable units. The showpiece of the new video screen package is the center-hung feature with four 16:9 HD video displays in a 6 mm pitch.
"We are pleased to bring a new visual experience to our live sports and entertainment events with the high-definition imagery of the new video board system," said Steve Miller, president of Miller Sports Properties. "The fan experience at EnergySolutions Arena will change significantly, showcasing the world's best basketball players in a dynamic and entertaining game-time presentation as well as providing enhanced visuals and sound for concerts, family shows, dirt shows and more."
The advanced technology features of new video system will be comprised of more than 9,900 square feet of displays and 33 million individual LEDs. The primary center hung video displays are each the size of fifty-two 80" television screens stacked together. The fascia display is 1,680 feet in length and forms two complete rings that circle the arena.
"This is truly a special project," said Chris Olinger, director of live events for YESCO Electronics. "It represents a huge commitment by the Jazz to provide the best fan experience in the NBA. These will be the most technologically advanced video displays in the league. "
About YESCO: YESCO Electronics is a leading manufacturer of versatile, full color LED video displays for general commercial, live events and spectacular applications. For more information visit http://www.yescoelectronics.com.
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Stern Pinball Brings Heavy Metal To Comic-Con International 2013
World's Leading Maker of Real Arcade Quality Pinball Announces 3rd Annual Pinball Tournament with New Metallica Pro Machine
MELROSE PARK, Ill., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association ("AAMA") Manufacturer of the Year, announced today their third annual Comic-Con International pinball tournament where players and fans will have the opportunity to play Stern's latest Metallica Pro machine, celebrating one of the world's foremost heavy metal bands.
San Diego Comic-Con attendees will be able to compete in a pinball tournament for the chance to win a cash prize and pinball backglass by signing up to play at booth #503. The tournament starts July 17(th) on Preview Night at Comic-Con. Qualifying participants will be selected to return if they advance in the tournament. The finals will be held on Saturday, July 20(th). Stern is excited to offer game enthusiasts, Metallica devotees and comic fanatics a chance to experience first hand the highly sought-after Metallica pinball game.
"Since their launch in May, Stern's Metallica machines quickly developed a massive following," said Jody Dankberg, Director of Marketing and Licensing for Stern Pinball. "We are thrilled to 'officially' debut the Pro version at San Diego Comic-Con where our craftsmanship will be put to the test as players experience the unique features and addictive nature of Metallica pinball."
In addition to the annual tournament, Stern Pinball will sponsor a few attention-grabbing giveaways, including a Kirk Hammett guitar, and will also host an exclusive autograph session with famed pop culture artist Dirty Donny Giles on Thursday, July 18(th) at 2 p.m.
Attendees can find Stern Pinball at the Nuclear Blast America and JSR Merchandising booth #503.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Metallica, Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern's pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern's expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern's games. For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.
All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.
StorageCraft ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 now on sale
Business solution allows unlimited disaster recovery, data protection and system migration for all Windows systems
DRAPER, Utah, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Backup and disaster recovery of Microsoft Windows systems became easier today with the release of StorageCraftÂ® ShadowProtectÂ® IT Edition 5. This latest addition to the award-winning ShadowProtect line of disaster recovery products has several new features, including support for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.
ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 provides system administrators with unlimited disaster recovery, data protection and system migration for every Windows system in a company's IT environment without installing any software. ShadowProtect IT Edition also allows administrators to recover data anywhere, at any time, enabling a business to continue operations following a disaster.
"We know small and medium-sized businesses face many challenges managing and maintaining business systems. StorageCraft ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 is a tool that is easy to use and will efficiently help them protect valuable business systems and data, without adding new headaches to system administration," said Brandon Nordquist, vice president of product management at StorageCraft Technology Corporation.
Another new feature of ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 is the Disk Copy feature that allows administrators to make an exact duplicate of a disk. This feature can capture everything on a system: operating system, applications and data.
Other features of the ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 allow users to:
-- Perform a bare metal recovery of Windows servers, desktops and laptops
-- Restore backup images to or from physical and virtual machines.
-- Migrate backup images to new systems (physical or virtual) with
StorageCraft Hardware Independent Restore(TM) technology.
-- Back up systems without installing any software.
-- Recover individual files and folders in moments.
-- Use on an unlimited number of servers, desktops and laptops during your
ShadowProtect IT Edition 5, along with the entire StorageCraft Recover-Ability(TM) Solution, is available to managed service providers (MSPs) and value added resellers (VARs) throughout the world and can be purchased through flexible subscription models. More information about ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 is available at http://www.StorageCraft.com/ShadowProtectIT.
Shadow Protect IT Edition 5 is the second major product release this year for StorageCraft Technology Corporation. ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange 7 hit the market in April. In June, ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange 7 won the Best of TechEd 2013 award in the Messaging and Unified Communication category at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2013 IT Pro conference.
StorageCraft is a provider of best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft's business solutions give small and medium-sized businesses the power and capability to effectively plan for and recover from minor and major disruptions in business operations in seconds, rather than hours or days.
In addition to ShadowProtect IT Edition 5 and ShadowProtect Granular Recovery for Exchange 7, the company has recently added new versions of its award-winning software, StorageCraft ShadowProtect 5 and StorageCraft ImageManager 6, as well as StorageCraft Cloud Services to its suite of disaster recovery solutions.
About StorageCraft Technology Corporation
StorageCraft provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration, data protection, and cloud services solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software and services solutions that enable users to maintain business continuity during times of disaster, computer outages, or other unforeseen events by reducing downtime, improving security and stability for systems and data. For more information, visit http://www.storagecraft.com.
StorageCraft and ShadowProtect are trademarks of StorageCraft Technology Corporation. Other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
The news release, the latest StorageCraft news and related industry information are available in the Recovery Zone (http://www.itrecoveryzone.com).
GameLoot: Where Social Gaming Meets Fantasy Sports
INTERACTIVE SOCIAL COMPETITION EXPERIENCE LAUNCHES
LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GameLoot introduces their first offering, an interactive online experience that brings communities of people together to compete in simple, quick and fun fantasy sports contests. Seeking to engage casual sports fans who want the camaraderie of fantasy gaming without the time consuming hassle of traditional fantasy sports leagues, the Las Vegas based company developed an interactive platform that is entertaining, user friendly and accessible on all major devices through any web browser.
"We've taken the best parts of fantasy sports and tailored it to today's fast paced life," said GameLoot CEO Jeremy Shea. "Casual fans who want to compete against their friends but don't have the time or desire to analyze players and stats each week can experience the thrill of the win with our easy to play platform."
Visitors to http://www.gameloot.com can participate for free in a variety of contests and have the opportunity to win GameLoot's virtual currency, Loot, which can be used to enter additional contests. Participants can also enhance their experience by purchasing Loot with real dollars, allowing them to enter more contests, participate in special promotions, and engage in deeper social interactions within their social networks and the GameLoot community at large.
Current contests include Major League Baseball, NASCAR, PGA and Major League Soccer, with Premier League Soccer launching in August, quickly followed by the National Football League and college football seasons in September.
GameLoot does not require the extensive knowledge of player stats that traditional fantasy sports leagues demand. With the company's patent pending Quick-Pick(TM) engine, the playing field is leveled to provide casual fans with a rewarding experience. Participants have the option of selecting their own roster through the site's 2-Minute Drill, or utilizing the Quick-Pick(TM) feature to have players selected for them. The simple experience allows anyone up to the challenge to compete with family, friends and colleagues for Loot and bragging rights.
Spearheaded by company leaders with extensive experience in the interactive entertainment space and who have developed and launched several top tier games on Facebook, GameLoot's first offering is designed to target the vast market of sports fans, joining a fantasy sports industry with more than 35 million playing annually in North America. Future games from the company will extend into additional categories, reaching an online social gaming market with a worldwide audience of more than 250 million people playing monthly.
Follow GameLoot on Facebook, Tweet GameLoot and learn more about the company.
Maggie Feldman Rubenstein
NEW CARMEL LIMO APP IS NOW AVAILABLE IN OVER 300 CITIES AROUND THE WORLD
NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're in Los Angeles, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Spokane, Las Vegas, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, or one of more than 300 major cities around the world, getting a ride is now at your fingertips. Carmel Car and Limousine Service, the largest limousine service in the world, today introduced the Carmel Limo worldwide transportation App.
The Carmel Limo app shows you the cars that are within minutes from you so you know instantly that you can get a ride quickly - without having to guess about car availability.
"All a person needs to do is to decide if they need a Carmel vehicle NOW (Tap Carmel Now) or LATER (Tap Carmel Later), enter their destination, and select the type of car they want, it's that simple. Need a Ride? Just Carmel it! anywhere in the world!" said Dr. Avik Kabessa, Chief Executive Officer of Carmel Car and Limousine Service.
Each of the 300 cities around the world has the Carmel Limo App available for a FREE download by going to the App Store or by going to CarmelLimo.com. "While app companies pretend to be a transportation companies, Carmel is a transportation company with 30 years of best practices and cutting edge technology, focusing on customer convenience and satisfaction," said Dr. Kabessa.
"This service is not rocket science," said Kabessa. "The process is simple. You tap (or call our easy number 866-666-6666); we arrive on time, and take you comfortably and safely to your destination - all for a very low price. You do not have to pay too much to be cool, so, the next time you need a ride, just Carmel it!......and save," concluded Kabessa.
Carmel Car and Limousine Service has served their customers with the highest "on time" record service for the lowest prices since 1978. Carmel provides service in over 300 major cities around the world. For their worldwide network, they have adopted the same customer-focused business model that has made Carmel the leading consumer car service in the New York City metro area - offering great convenience to the traveling public by providing on-time private sedan service at unbeatable prices. As of 2009, Carmel Car and Limousine Service proudly hold the title of being the largest limousine service in the world. "Just Carmel it!, we'll be there for you..."
SAN MATEO, California, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
The smart way to email your Cloud content
Today ZeroDesktop launches ZeroPC [http://www.zeropc.com ] Cloud Attach(TM), a Google
Chrome Browser extension that allows you to email any number of files or folders of any
size with complete ease straight from your Gmail account. Cloud Attach connects with your
various Cloud accounts such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Flickr, cutting out the
steps usually involved in sending email attachments and saving you time.
Cloud Attach is accessed by using a simple little cloud icon at the bottom of your
"compose" window in Gmail, so it's integrated into the way you already use email. Richard
Sah, Chief Product Officer, explains: "Normally you'd have to download the content from
the Cloud and then physically upload to attach it to the email, which takes time and
suffers from size limitations. Yet using Cloud Attach means you can add a shared link of
any file or folder stored in any of your Cloud accounts - and the Cloud Attach link is
live, so it will always point to the latest version."
With Cloud Attach the recipient can preview the attachment, whether it's a large size
presentation or holiday photo album, without having to download it - meaning you can send
high res. content such as videos, images and photo albums that would otherwise be
impossible due to size limitations. In addition to general Gmail users, Cloud Attach is
perfect for anyone with more lightweight, portable laptops such as Chromebooks, which tend
to have much less physical storage space and rely heavily on Cloud services. For added
security, the premium ZeroPC accounts offer password protection for individual files,
providing peace of mind in confidentiality.
Young Song, CEO of ZeroDesktop, is the brains behind Cloud Attach: "ZeroDesktop's
vision is to create innovative products around different Cloud services and provide tools
for people to be more efficient, and Cloud Attach is our latest solution. We didn't want
to create yet another "Cloud" account, as there are countless of them out there. People
use different Cloud services for different purposes - SkyDrive for sharing document at
work, Dropbox for sharing project folders, Flickr for high-res photo images - and we
wanted something that links all of these services together in an effective and useful
To use Cloud Attach simply download the extension from the Chrome Web Store then
quickly and easily create a ZeroPC account. You can then connect each Cloud service that
you use through the intuitive Cloud Attach interface. An additional feature allowing you
to save attachments from your Gmail account directly to one of your Cloud services will be
added soon, along with other exciting features.
Full specifications include:
- Cloud Attach is the latest tool from ZeroDesktop. It's a Google Chrome
extension available to download on the Chrome Web Store http://www.zeropc.com/cloudattach
- Gmail Cloud Attach lets you select multiple files and folders of any size to
save you time
- Free 1GB ZeroPC storage across ZeroPC's services including Web Desktop,
Content Navigator for iOS and Android, and Cloud Attach - access and share content
easily from any device
- Additional Free 40GB Cloud Storage from Connected Services (such as Dropbox,
Google Drive, SkyDrive, and much more)
- Password protection feature available on premium ZeroPC accounts
- Disable your Cloud Attach link anytime if you accidentally send the wrong
- Supported Cloud services include Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box,
Evernote, Flickr, Instagram, SugarSync, Facebook, 4shared, Photobucket and Picasa
- Ability to save attachments from Gmail direct to your own Cloud in an upcoming
release available soon
- For email recipients, view Cloud Attached files online without opening or
downloading the attachment whether it is a document, photo, video or music
Silicon Valley based ZeroDesktop, Inc. is a global provider of a Cloud OS
Infrastructure and Cloud services brokerage solutions for consumers, telecom, OEMs,
Software Providers. The ZeroDesktop Cloud OS Infrastructure unifies scattered digital
content from cloud services into one secure repository accessed by PCs, tablets and mobile
devices. The ZeroDesktop solution includes ZeroPC Cloud Desktop, Content Navigator iOS and
Android native applications, Cloud Service Brokerage platform, and our latest ZeroPC Cloud
Timios National Corporation Releases Comprehensive Good Faith Estimate (GFE) Calculator Application For Mobile Devices
Provides Consumers With Guaranteed Closing Costs And Fees For Real Estate Transactions
ARLINGTON, Va., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Timios National Corporation (OTCBB: HOMS), a national provider of real estate services to banks, financial institutions and mortgage lenders has released the first comprehensive, fully compliant, guaranteed GFE calculator application for various mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Droid devices. The application, available by searching "Timios Closing Costs" within either the Apple iTunes store or within Google Play, allows the user to instantly receive a guaranteed Good Faith Estimate (GFE). The GFE includes non-lender closing costs, title insurance, escrow fees and any applicable government fees. The fees are not an estimate, and reflect actual costs using Timios' proprietary systems. The application allows users to instantly place an order and emails the quote directly if requested. The pricing is free to everyone, guaranteed by Timios, and not subject to change according to the terms entered in the calculator. In addition, the application provides existing clients with their specific, negotiated pricing.
Norman Gottschalk III, CTO of TNC stated,"Our customers are excited that our new application makes our industry leading online GFE calculator available via their mobile devices, for anyone, at any time. This application represents our initial release in delivering to consumers and our clients the ability to execute real estate transactions via their mobile devices."
Trevor Stoffer, COO of TNC and CEO of Timios, Inc. added, "Since our release of the first online, guaranteed, instant GFE calculator in 2010, we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our clients for eliminating virtually all title and escrow lender cures through our guaranteed pricing. We are excited to now expand this same technology to mobile devices."
C. Thomas McMillen, CEO of TNC commented, "The introduction of this application permits consumers to know the exact amount of non-lender closing costs associated with their real estate transaction in advance of closing the transaction. It brings accuracy, transparency and comparability to an otherwise difficult financial process."
Timios has expanded its operation to cover 41 states and is currently servicing several top regional and national lenders. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the industry, the executive team has dedicated the company to simplifying the consumer experience and delivering transparency to their clients. Utilizing an online, paperless system, Timios allows customers to access important files and documents instantly, anytime day or night. This, combined with a commitment to superior service, makes Timios a leader in the title and escrow services industry. With the release of their mobile applications, Timios leads the industry in providing simplified solutions to their clients.
About Timios National Corporation
Timios National Corporation is a company engaged in the strategic acquisition, development, and consolidation of real estate service businesses. The company is focused on creating long-term value by taking controlling interest and developing its subsidiary companies through superior operations and management. Former Maryland Congressman C. Thomas McMillen, who served three consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Maryland, heads the company.
Timios National Corporation operates businesses that provide real estate products and service solutions, growing organically and by acquisitions. The company is targeting emerging companies that are generating revenues but face challenges in scaling their businesses to capitalize on growth opportunities.
Timios National Corporation's portfolio of companies includes:
Fiducia Real Estate Services, Inc.("FRES") is a holding company that provides real estate products and services through its three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Timios, Inc. Timios Appraisal Management, Inc. and Default Servicing USA, Inc.
Timios, Inc. ("Timios") is a national title and escrow company licensed to conduct business in forty states and the District of Columbia. The company provides various products and services to banks, direct mortgage companies and mortgage servicing companies through utilizing advanced technology in a paperless operating system. For more information about Timios, please visit http://www.timios.com.
Timios Appraisal Management, Inc. ("TAM") is a national appraisal management company providing property valuation services to banks, mortgage companies, portfolio managers and investors. TAM manages a national network of appraisers and utilizes advanced technology to deliver quality controlled products in a paperless environment. For more information about TAM, please visit http://www.timios.com.
Default Servicing USA, Inc.. ("DSUSA") is national asset management company providing a full range of services in the real estate owned (REO) industry to banks, financial institutions, investors and mortgage companies. DSUSA manages the disposition of REO properties from eviction to closing of the sale, ensuring the highest return on value through utilizing advanced technology in a paperless environment. For more information about DSUSA, please visit http://www.timios.com.
This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address future activities, performance, events or developments, are forward-looking statements. Although HOMS believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.
Timios National Corporation
Ross English (612) 213-2261
ICM Document Solutions to Launch New Website with "Responsive Design" Technology
PHOENIX, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ICM Document Solutions (ICM), a leading provider of complete Document and Content Management Solutions from imaging to software, announced it was launching a new website utilizing "Responsive Design" technology.
Phil Harrington, President and CEO of ICM said that "since most business users view websites on their smartphones and tablets we wanted to make sure we provide them with a good experience on icmdocs.com." Mr. Harrington added that "Responsive Design is a cutting-edge architecture to seamlessly rearrange displayed elements on a web page and to deliver the correct dimensions for each specific device."
The new ICM website is loaded with insightful information regarding document managements and it illustrates how companies can save money, improve productivity, meet compliance requirements, and help the environment by deploying sensible document management practices. Ryan Wells, ICM's Webmaster pointed out that "the new website's Knowledgebase page contains videos, whitepapers, client stories, and other resources that demonstrate how to reap the benefits of document management best practices."
ICM is planning to continue and update its website with additional resources to benefit businesses and government entities, and support the preservation of our environment. ICM is also in the process of integrating Responsive Design technology into its family of web-based software offerings to make them even more accessible using mobile devices.
About ICM Document Solutions:
ICM Document Solutions helps organizations meet their goals by delivering high-quality and complete document and content management solutions in the United States and internationally. ICM provides expert and best-in-class document capture, conversion, and related service; as well as state-of-the-art full document and content management solutions. Since 1988, ICM has been offering it services efficiently and securely, and with unwavering commitment to customer service.
LeapFrog Introduces LeapPad2(TM) Power, The #1 Children's Learning Tablet Now with Included Rechargeable Battery
The new LeapPad2 Power is building on the success of LeapPad2 by adding #1 parent requested feature - a rechargeable battery and AC adapter for easy one-step charging.
EMERYVILLE, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrogEnterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in children's learning tablets, today announced the availability of LeapPad2 Power. LeapPad2 Power has an all new kid cool, tech-forward design and for the first time includes a rechargeable battery and AC adapter for easy one-step charging providing up to nine hours of continual play. This latest addition to the LeapPad family of children's learning tablets includes all the kid-friendly features of the #1 children's learning tablet LeapPad2 such as front and back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of storage for photos, apps, videos and more. In addition, LeapFrog's unique library of more than 800 life-changing content experiences designed or approved by LeapFrog's learning experts is available for the new LeapPad2 Power.
"Our LeapPad tablets have topped children's wish lists for the last two years and when we asked parents how we could make the next version even better, the top feature they requested was rechargeable batteries," said John Barbour, chief executive officer at LeapFrog. "With LeapPad2 Power, children get all the great features that make our learning tablets the best in the market, have access to our incredible LeapFrog learning library, plus a rechargeable battery feature, giving them up to nine uninterrupted hours of learning and play. Best of all, parents never have to buy batteries again!"
LeapFrog's World-Class Learning Library
LeapFrog's robust learning library is a combination of LeapFrog's top-quality educational entertainment and engaging content from the biggest names in children's entertainment, and is built against a proprietary curriculum of 2,600 skills across math, reading, science, creativity and more. The LeapFrog learning library offers children unique, world class learning content including personalized profile-based curriculum starting points, innovative hints and prompts, and milestones that provide children with the most appropriate and engaging experiences. Select games and apps automatically adjust the level to challenge children at just the right pace, creating a personalized learning experience as each child progresses through the content.
LeapPad Ultra - The Ultimate Learning Tablet for Kids
In addition to the new LeapPad2 Power, on June 25, LeapFrog introduced the ultimate learning tablet for kids, LeapPad(TM) Ultra. The new LeapPad Ultra is kid-tough and works with LeapFrog's unique library of more than 800 life-changing content experiences designed or approved by LeapFrog's highly experienced team of learning experts. LeapPad Ultra is kid-ready right out of the box with LeapSearch(TM) powered by Zui(TM), a proprietary kid-safe web browser that parents can trust. Unique to LeapPad Ultra, the seven-inch DUO TECH(TM) high-resolution screen is designed to help children learn to write using a stylus while supporting interactive touch experiences. With the included long-lasting rechargeable battery, children will enjoy hours of learning fun as they explore LeapFrog's learning library of world-class content. Additionally, LeapPad Ultra features a sleek new look and front and back cameras and video recorders plus 8 GB of storage for photos, apps, videos and more.
LeapPad2 Power (MSRP $99.99, for children 3 to 9 years old) is available online and at major retailers in the U.S. LeapPad Ultra (MSRP $149.99, for children 4 to 9 years old) will be available for pre-sale at leapfrog.com and at major online retailers in the U.S. beginning July 17 and available at major retail locations early August. Downloadable apps are priced at MSRP $5.00 and up and game cartridges at MSRP $24.99.
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. LeapFrog's award-winning product portfolio helps millions of children achieve their potential by delivering best-in-class curriculum through engaging content, fun multimedia learning platforms and toys. The Learning Path, LeapFrog's proprietary online destination for parents and extended family, provides personalized feedback on a child's learning progress and offers product recommendations to enhance each child's learning experience. Through the power of play, LeapFrog's products and curriculum help children of all ages prepare for school and life success. LeapFrog's products are available in more than 45 countries and have been used by teachers in more than 100,000 U.S. classrooms. LeapFrog is based in Emeryville, California, and was founded in 1995 by a father who revolutionized technology-based learning solutions to help his child learn how to read. Learn more at http://www.leapfrog.com.
Ceragon Continues to Deploy LTE Backhaul Network for Major APAC Mobile Operator
Ceragon's Solutions and Professional Turnkey Services Bring APAC Network into Service Quickly
PARAMUS, New Jersey, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Ceragon Networks Ltd. [http://www.ceragon.com ], (NASDAQ: CRNT
[http://www.ceragon.com/investor_relations.asp ]), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist,
today announced that a large Asia Pacific (APAC) mobile operator is deploying Ceragon's
solutions as part of its LTE network upgrade. Adding to its large existing install base,
these new orders, valued at over $3.5 million, will enable the operator to expand both
network capacity and availability thereby providing the necessary infrastructure to
support current and future data traffic needs. Ceragon is also supplying a range of
professional turnkey services including planning, network design and project management to
ensure fast time to market for the operator and fast time to service for its customers.
According to an Ernst & Young report
on Mobile Broadband Readiness, APAC is experiencing
exponential growth of data volumes largely due to the popularity of smartphones and
tablets, and by 2016 the region is expected to account for one-third of the total global
mobile data traffic. This surge in data traffic is placing enormous pressure on the
already limited network capacity and operators are increasingly rolling out 4G/LTE
networks as one of their strategies to relieve network strain.
"Ceragon's microwave backhaul solutions offer operators in the APAC region a quantum
leap in capacity for their 3G and 4G network rollouts without sacrificing profitability,"
said Ira Palti, Ceragon Network's President and CEO. "Our solutions are easy to install,
highly reliable, and ensure high service availability. This translates to a faster ROI for
operators especially when supported by the knowledge and understanding of our
locally-based professional services teams."
About Ceragon Networks Ltd.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. [http://www.ceragon.com ] (NASDAQ: CRNT
[http://www.ceragon.com/investor_relations.asp ]) is the #1 wireless backhaul specialist.
We provide innovative, flexible and cost-effective wireless backhaul and fronthaul
solutions that enable mobile operators and other wired/wireless service providers to
deliver 2G/3G, 4G/LTE and other broadband services to their subscribers. Ceragon's
high-capacity solutions use microwave technology to transfer voice and data traffic while
maximizing bandwidth efficiency to deliver more capacity over longer distances under any
deployment scenario. Based on our extensive global experience, Ceragon delivers turnkey
solutions that support service provider profitability at every stage of the network
lifecycle enabling faster time to revenue, cost-effective operation and simple migration
to all-IP networks. As the demand for data pushes the need for ever-increasing capacity,
Ceragon is committed to serve the market with unmatched technology and innovation,
ensuring effective solutions for the evolving needs of the marketplace. Our solutions are
deployed by more than 430 service providers in over 130 countries.
Ceragon Networks(R) and FibeAir(R) are registered trademarks of Ceragon Networks Ltd.
in the United States and other countries. CERAGON (R) is a trademark of Ceragon Networks
Ltd., registered in various countries. Other names mentioned are owned by their respective
This press release may contain statements concerning Ceragon's future prospects that
are "forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements are based on current expectations and projections that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that future results will be
achieved, and actual results could differ materially from forecasts and estimates. These
are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from forecasts
and estimates. Some of the factors that could significantly impact the forward-looking
statements in this press release include the risk of significant expenses in connection
with potential contingent tax liability associated with Nera's prior operations or
facilities, risks associated with unexpected changes in customer demand, risks associated
with increased working capital needs, and other risks and uncertainties, which are
discussed in greater detail in Ceragon's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Ceragon's other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only
as of the date on which they are made and Ceragon undertakes no commitment to revise or
update any forward-looking statement in order to reflect events or circumstances after the
date any such statement is made. Ceragon's public filings are available from the
Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov or may be obtained
on Ceragon's website at http://www.ceragon.com
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Neurotechnology Announces MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 High-speed, High-volume Multibiometric Identification Solution and Updates to Entire Biometric Product Line
MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Adds Facial Biometrics to Multibiometric Iris and Fingerprint Solution for National-scale Projects
VILNIUS, Lithuania, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced new releases across their entire line of biometric Software Development Kits (SDK), including: MegaMatcher 4.5 multi-biometric SDK for large-scale applications, VeriFinger 6.7 for fingerprint identification, VeriLook 5.4 for facial identification, VeriEye 2.7 for iris identification and VeriSpeak 2.0 for voice identification. The company also announced the addition of facial biometrics to the new MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 multi-biometric all-in-one software and hardware solution. Now facial recognition can be used in any combination with fingerprint and iris biometrics for large-scale projects that require high-speed, high-volume identification capabilities.
The new facial biometric capabilities in MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 offer fast matching speeds of up to 100 million templates per second and the solution has a capacity of up to 10 million faces on a single server.
MegaMatcher Embedded SDKs are now included in MegaMatcher SDK, which will enable users to develop PC, embedded or mixed biometric systems that support Windows, Linux, Mac OSX and Android platforms. Also, a new component, MegaMatcher Accelerator Development Edition, has been added to the MegaMatcher Extended SDK.
"Faces can now be matched at the same speed level as fingerprints and irises in our flagship product - MegaMatcher Accelerator," said Dr. Justas Kranauskas, project lead for Neurotechnology. "This will significantly reduce the complexity of large-scale identification/de-duplication projects that make use of facial biometrics. We are also hoping to lower the cost of development by adding a Development Edition of MegaMatcher Accelerator to our MegaMatcher SDK," Kranauskas continued.
MegaMatcher 4.5 SDK
With the merging of MegaMatcher Embedded SDK into MegaMatcher SDK, there will no longer be a separate Embedded SDK product. Now all customers who have obtained MegaMatcher SDK will get cross-platform, embedded and mobile support for biometric systems on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android without the need to purchase additional embedded SDKs.
The addition of MegaMatcher Accelerator Development Edition to the MegaMatcher Extended SDK allows MegaMatcher SDK developers to create applications and solutions for MegaMatcher Accelerator using the same functionality and programming interface (API) as the MegaMatcher Accelerator Standard/Extended versions, although at lower matching speeds. Developing Accelerator-based products without need of a full version of MegaMatcher Accelerator Standard or Extended will greatly reduce costs for MegaMatcher Extended SDK customers.
Biometrical algorithm updates
Other changes in the product line include the VeriSpeak algorithm, which now allows for text-independent speaker recognition. In addition to the available passphrase recognition (text-dependent algorithm) in previous versions, VeriSpeak 2.0 includes a phrase-independent algorithm, which will allow for a wider range of application development. VeriLook 5.4 has additional facial attribute recognition - smile detection, closed-eyes detection, open-mouth detection, glasses detection and dark-glasses detection,- that increases the potential application uses for the product.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0
The MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 software/hardware solution is available in both Standard and Extended versions. MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Extended Version offers the highest performance for applications that require extremely fast matching with a large volume of data. The Extended version of MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 is able to manage up to 10 million faces and achieve a speed of 100 million faces per second. The fingerprint/AFIS and iris capabilities maintain the same features as MegaMatcher Accelerator 5.0, with extremely fast matching speeds of up to 100 million fingerprints per second and up to 200 million irises per second. It can manage a database of up to 40 million fingerprints and 50 million irises. Multiple MegaMatcher Accelerators can be connected in a cluster to manage databases with billions of records for even higher volume applications. MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Extended Version runs on an HP ProLiant DL360p G8 server with 128 GB RAM.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Standard Version is a fast, PC-based solution for customers with smaller biometric applications. Functionality is similar, however it manages approximately 1/10(th) the amount of data and is 1/3 as fast as the Extended version. MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 Standard Version runs on a PC with an i7 processor, 16 GB RAM and 1.5TB HDD.
Face, fingerprint or iris modes can be used as a primary form of identification or any combination of the three modes can be used together as a multi-biometric solution. MegaMatcher Accelerator maintains an extremely high level of accuracy because it performs a full database search for each match and does not use pre-classification or internal database indexing. As with the previous version, MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 also provides a great deal of flexibility for the system developer to optimize for accuracy or speed and gives more control over the setting of engine parameters.
The ability to use multiple biometric modalities provides an even higher level of reliability than the use of any single biometric, and MegaMatcher Accelerator provides the speed, accuracy and flexibility to scale to the millions of records required for national-level projects, such as: passport and visa documentation, citizen ID, voter registration, border control and criminal identification. It is also suitable for duplicate searches in large-scale government and commercial databases.
MegaMatcher Accelerator 6.0 and the entire updated Neurotechnology biometric product line are available through Neurotechnology or from distributors worldwide. For more information, go to: http://www.neurotechnology.com.
Neurotechnology is a provider of high-precision biometric fingerprint, face, iris, palmprint and voice identification algorithms, object recognition technology and software development products. More than 2500 system integrators, security companies and hardware providers integrate Neurotechnology's algorithms into their products, with millions of customer installations worldwide.
Neurotechnology's identification algorithms have consistently earned the highest honors in some of the industry's most rigorous competitions, including the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Fingerprint Vendor Technology Evaluation (FpVTE), the Minutiae Interoperability Exchange Test (MINEX), the Iris Exchange (IREX) and the Fingerprint Verification Competitions (FVC).
Drawing from years of academic research in the fields of neuroinformatics, image processing and pattern recognition, Neurotechnology was founded in 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania and released its first fingerprint identification system in 1991. Since that time the company has released more than 100 products and version upgrades for identification and verification of objects and personal identity.
Jennifer Allen Newton
Bluehouse Consulting Group, Inc.
Jennifer (at) bluehousecg (dot) com