Qualcomm and GreenRoad to Provide Industry's First Complete Mobile Resource Management and Driver Safety Solution
- Reduces Costs While Improving Productivity, Safety and Fuel Economy -
SAN DIEGO and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 15 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), a leading provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise applications and services, and GreenRoad, a leader in driver safety and efficiency, today announced they have signed an agreement to offer the first integrated solution that addresses mobile resource management (MRM), safety and driving behavior. The solution, intended for local service fleets, is a combination of Qualcomm's Service Fleet Manager and the GreenRoad 360(TM) service, enabling fleets to better manage their assets, gain greater fuel efficiency and improve safety.
The combined offering allows fleets to install a single in-vehicle hardware platform, use one data plan, and access best-of-breed fleet management and driving behavior improvement applications. The integrated service offers fleets a unique opportunity to realize the benefits that come from a combined mobile resource management and technology-based driving behavior service, which requires less administration and can reduce cost by as much as 20 percent. The combined service is available initially for commercial vehicle fleets in North America and the United Kingdom.
"Qualcomm and GreenRoad are recognized leaders in their respective fields," notes Clem Driscoll of C.J. Driscoll and Associates, a leading analyst in mobile resource management for fleets. "Their partnership will, for the first time, enable fleet operators to obtain a combined MRM and Driving Behavior Management solution from a single source. There is clear synergy in the integration of these solutions, which should result in significant improvements in fleet productivity as well as reductions in operating costs and losses due to accidents."
"Mobile resource management and driver safety are vital issues to every local service fleet," said Norman Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing at Qualcomm Enterprise Services. "GreenRoad's unique driving behavior service offers a different dimension to our mobile resource management offering, enabling our customers to obtain more value from each of the two services. We are proud to work with GreenRoad and offer the first combined mobile resource management and driving behavior service."
Qualcomm's Service Fleet Manager mobile resource management system uses GPS technology to give fleets visibility into their assets and provide an immediate snapshot of critical vehicle information through a Web-based interface. It can help reduce overtime costs, boost revenue, cut fuel costs and improve customer satisfaction with enhanced scheduling and routing.
GreenRoad 360 provides the industry's first driving behavior improvement service with real-time, in-vehicle feedback and comprehensive visibility into those maneuvers that most affect safe driving, fuel efficiency and emissions. GreenRoad 360 combines live, individually tailored driver coaching with Web-based applications that continuously rate driving skills. The in-vehicle feedback is delivered through a non-distracting LED display that enables drivers to identify and self-correct risky and inefficient driving maneuvers in the moment. Fleet management and risk and safety professionals gain insight into driving behavior and have the tools they need to help drivers achieve measurable safety and fuel-efficiency goals while reducing operating costs.
"We are proud to work with Qualcomm Enterprise Services, which has a long history as an innovator and industry leader in MRM," said Dan Steere, CEO of GreenRoad. "Qualcomm's Service Fleet Manager is the perfect complement to the GreenRoad service."
GreenRoad is the leading innovator in driver safety and efficiency through real-time in-vehicle feedback and comprehensive visibility into those maneuvers which most impact safe driving, fuel efficiency and emissions. The GreenRoad 360(TM) service combines real-time driver coaching with Web-based applications that continuously rate driving skills for all types of vehicles, including trucks, busses, vans and cars. Fleet management and risk and safety professionals gain new insight into driving behavior and have the tools they need to help drivers achieve measurable safety and fuel-efficiency goals. The company is headquartered in Redwood Shores, Calif., with sales offices throughout the U.S. and UK and an R&D Center in Israel. Investors include Benchmark Capital, Virgin Green Fund, Amadeus, Balderton Capital, DAG Ventures and Generation Investment Management LLP. For more information, visit http://www.greenroad.com/.
Since 1988, Qualcomm Enterprise Services has provided integrated wireless systems and services to transportation and logistics companies around the world. With more than 1.3 million mobile units shipped to businesses in 39 countries on four continents, Qualcomm Enterprise Services delivers the business insight these companies need in order to operate at peak performance and provide superior customer service. Backed by a global, 24x7, world-class technology infrastructure, customer care and professional services, Qualcomm Enterprise Services is positioned to meet and exceed the increasingly complex and business-critical needs of its more than 2,500 clients.
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 100 Index, the S&P 500 Index and is a 2009 FORTUNE 500® company. For more information, please visit Qualcomm around the Web:
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Acapela-box.com: Self Service Vocalization - Easy as A B C
Use Speech Synthesis to Create Your Voice Messages at Acapela-Box.Com, a New Service From the Acapela Group
MONS, Belgium, March 15, 2010-- Acapela Group - the leading Voice expert, owner of its technology,
offering bespoke solutions adopted by millions of users throughout the world
- is launching acapela-box, the innovative, simple answer to your
No volume of messages is too small
Acapela-box allows all internet users - whether private individuals or
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any written text into vocal messages, as easy as a click. Just type in your
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voice messages in the wink of an eye and bring a speaking smile to wherever
E-learning, video, presentation, answering machine, blog, website, IVR,
animation and mp3 player are just some of the applications that can easily be
speech-animated using acapela-box, free from any rights issues.
'Acapela-box is the next step towards Acapela's aim of creating a vocal
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CEO of Acapela Group.
Anyone can start enjoying acapela-box voices with a 5 euro pack. Discover
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Microsoft Outlines New Opportunities at MIX10 for Developers to Create Compelling Experiences
Unveils end-to-end development platform with free tools for Windows Phone 7 Series and advances with Silverlight that will bring new applications, games and experiences to life.
LAS VEGAS, March 15 -- Today at MIX10, Microsoft Corp. showcased advancements in its platform technologies that enable the developer and designer community to deliver compelling user experiences across a broad set of devices. Building on the excitement of the recently announced Windows® Phone 7 Series, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET Developer Platform, and Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president, Windows Phone Program Management, detailed the opportunity for developers to use proven technologies such as Microsoft Silverlight and the XNA Framework to build new mobile applications and 3-D Games.
"As the browser, server, Web and devices evolve, a focus on delivering consistently great user experiences has become paramount," Guthrie said. "By extending our familiar platform technologies and tools to phones, Microsoft is delivering the premier application development experience across a variety of devices and form factors."
End-to-End Application Development Platform for Windows Phone 7 Series
During the keynote, Microsoft provided the first deep dive into Windows Phone 7 Series application development. By combining Silverlight features for rich application development and the XNA Framework for games, Windows Phone 7 Series empowers millions of developers and designers to build visually stunning and immersive applications and games -- one of the industry's most profitable mobile application categories -- while taking advantage of device-specific capabilities. Specifically, developers will be able to take advantage of the following features:
-- Accelerometer, an intuitive control that responds to motion
-- A Microsoft Location Service to provide developers with a single point
of reference to acquire location information
-- Microsoft Notification Service for pushing information to the phone,
regardless of whether or not an application is running
-- Hardware-accelerated video with digital rights management (DRM)
-- Internet Information Services Smooth Streaming for the industry's
highest quality content viewing experience
-- Camera and microphone support
"Windows Phone 7 Series brings together a rich application environment, powerful hardware, a fresh approach to software and a smart new design," Belfiore said. "It was designed to generate incredible opportunities for developers and designers to quickly and easily deliver compelling applications and games. With the best developer tools, an established ecosystem and marketplace, and a path for developers to use their Silverlight and XNA Framework skill sets, we are delivering an application platform that is simple, powerful and inspiring."
Free Tools for Windows Phone 7 Series Developers and Designers
To further support an end-to-end development experience, Microsoft announced the availability of comprehensive tools support for Windows Phone 7 Series. The easy-to-install package includes previews of the following:
-- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone
-- Windows Phone 7 Series add-in to use with Visual Studio 2010 RC
-- XNA Game Studio 4.0
-- Windows Phone 7 Series Emulator for application testing
-- Expression Blend for Windows Phone Community Technology Preview
(available as a separate download)
A Marketplace for Windows Phone 7 Series Applications
Microsoft also showed how developers and designers will be able to bring applications and games to market with a new Windows Phone Marketplace. The Marketplace features a panoramic design and active merchandising to increase the discoverability of games and applications, and supports one-time credit card purchases, mobile operator billing and advertising-funded applications. The Marketplace will also enable customers to try applications before buying them and allow developers to cross-promote their applications through deep linking.
Several leading companies will be creating exciting applications and games for Windows Phone 7 Series. They include The Associated Press, Archetype International Inc., AWS Convergence Technologies - WeatherBug, Citrix Systems Inc., Clarity Consulting Inc., Cypress Consulting, EA Mobile, Fandango Inc., Foursquare Labs Inc., frog design inc., Glu Mobile Inc., Graphic.ly, Hudson Entertainment Inc., IdentityMine Inc., IMDb.com Inc., Larva Labs, Match.com LLC, Matchbox Mobile Ltd., Microsoft Game Studios, Namco Networks America Inc., Oberon Media Inc., Pageonce Inc., Pandora Media Inc., Photobucket Inc., PopCap Games Inc., Seesmic, Shazam Entertainment Ltd., Sling Media, SPB Software Inc., stimulant, TeleCommunications Systems Inc., Touchality LLC and Vertigo Software Inc.
Continued Innovation With Silverlight and Expression Blend
Microsoft announced a release candidate (RC) for Silverlight 4, available for download today, which builds on the beta version released at the Professional Developers Conference in November 2009. The Silverlight 4 RC provides powerful media and enterprise application and media capabilities, out-of-browser flexibility and world-class tools support via Visual Studio and Expression Blend with Sketchflow to enable robust application development and rich interactive experiences.
In addition, Microsoft unveiled the Expression Blend 4 Beta, a design and development workflow tool. New features such as Path Layout enable developers and designers to build and animate innovative user interface design via a groundbreaking visual layout mechanism, without the need to write code. Expression Blend 4 Beta also adds support for Silverlight 4, .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010.
Silverlight Customer Adoption
Silverlight adoption has continued at a rapid pace with installations approaching 60 percent of all Internet devices worldwide -- an increase of nearly 15 percentage points in just four months. Customers such as Major League Soccer, BBC, eBay Inc., Netflix Inc., NBCOlympics.com and CT Corp., a Wolters Kluwer business, demonstrated how they are taking advantage of the power of Silverlight to deliver compelling consumer and enterprise experiences.
"Microsoft Silverlight technology will be the backbone of the video platform on our newly launched MLSsoccer.com," said Chris Schlosser, director of digital strategy for Major League Soccer. "Our work with Microsoft allows us to launch cutting-edge digital and mobile experiences for our loyal fans. As part of our increased focus on digital media, we view a rich video experience as absolutely critical to accomplishing our goal of 'super serving' MLS supporters."
iDirect To Feature Live Demo of SatManage at Satellite 2010
Network management solution named one of three finalists for World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the Year award
HERNDON, Va., March 15 -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced that it will showcase a live demonstration of its SatManage network management solution during the Satellite 2010 Conference and Exhibition, March 16-18, at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The industry acclaimed solution has been named a finalist for this year's World Teleport Association (WTA) Teleport Technology of the Year award, which will be decided at the WTA's 15th annual Awards for Excellence Luncheon on Tuesday, March 16. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
SatManage is a sophisticated Web-based management system designed to meet the demanding requirements of large-scale, complex networks. The solution integrates and automates nearly every element of a Network Operations Center to improve network performance. SatManage has been embraced by many of the world's leading teleport operators and service providers to help them lower operational costs, increase customer satisfaction and capture a larger market opportunity.
The live demo, hosted at the iDirect Booth #1311, will enable service providers to test core SatManage features using VSAT traffic collected over many months of real-world operation. They can explore the solution's rich set of features, including:
-- Monitoring tools that provide total visibility to every aspect of a
-- Capabilities that enable service providers to predict and resolve
network issues in real time
-- Network performance analytics that can be leveraged to optimize
-- A Web-based portal through which service providers can extend network
performance data and management tools to customers
iDirect acquired SatManage earlier this year to add powerful automation, monitoring and service optimization capabilities to its Intelligent Platform(TM). SatManage serves as an extension to iDirect's current network management system, iVantage(TM).
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company's satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform(TM) integrates advanced technology into iDirect's portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association's Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit http://www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is a diversified company providing solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems products and services include aircraft inspection, maintenance and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit http://www.vt-systems.com .
General Dynamics Itronix Launches New GDAssure(TM) Program that Certifies Customer Computer Systems Prior to Installation
- Program offers unprecedented level of assurance that new rugged computer systems will work successfully when deployed across the customer's enterprise -
SUNRISE, Fla., March 15 -- General Dynamics Itronix introduces the new GDAssure(TM) Solution Validation and Installation Certification Program that evaluates and certifies that a customer's rugged computer, software and peripherals operate as they are intended in a simulated day-to-day operating environment. The GDAssure program reduces the time and costs associated with a computer system that, once installed, fails to operate correctly.
The program assembles a team of engineers, system architects and others who test and evaluate various aspects of a system's configuration and performance. An analysis might include the evaluation of wireless accessories including printers, bar code scanners, GPS modules, operating software and mounting hardware for vehicle installations. Testing can also incorporate vibration, shock, drop, extreme operating temperatures and other tests based on a system's configuration and operating environment. The final analysis documents the components that worked as intended and those that need to be re-evaluated.
"This program is useful to a wide range of government, public safety, utilities, transportation and other organizations that expect their computer-based systems to successfully and efficiently operate across the enterprise, with minimal impact on their day-to-day operations," said Frank Romeo, solutions & services marketing manager for General Dynamics Itronix.
The GDAssure Solution Validation and Installation Certification Program is available as part of a sales contract and takes from 60 to 90 days to complete.
GDAssure Solution Validation and Installation Certification Program is part of the General Dynamics Itronix GDAssure Service portfolio that offers a variety of lifecycle, professional and managed services, including:
-- Standard three-year warranties;
-- Enhanced warranty programs;
-- No Fault Max full warranty coverage;
-- Advanced Exchange (swap-out repair);
-- Battery Maintenance;
-- Gold Disk Load;
-- Asset Tracking & Management;
-- Customer Service Account Management;
-- Product Disposal services; and
-- Customized Packaged Solutions.
General Dynamics Itronix is a leading developer of wireless, rugged computing solutions for mobile workers, offering a full range of field computing systems, including full-sized laptops, ultra-mobile notebook PCs and tablet PCs. The company is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD). Additional information is available at http://www.gd-itronix.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at http://www.generaldynamics.com.
Itronix is a registered trademark or trademarks of General Dynamics Itronix.
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Gameloft Scores Best iPhone Game Publisher of the Year and Wins Awards for Best Action/Adventure Game for iPhone and Mobile
These Three Achievements Were Awarded at the Pocket Gamer Awards, Announced During the Game Developers Conference
PARIS, March 15, 2010-- Gameloft(R), a leading publisher and developer of downloadable
video games, scored multiple awards: Best Publisher for iPhone, Best
Action/Arcade Game (iPhone) for N.O.V.A. Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, and
Best Action/Arcade Game (Mobile) for Zombie Infection at the Pocket Gamer
With the ongoing development and the growth of the iPhone,
mobile and smartphone video game industry, Pocket Gamer, considered one of
the largest websites for mobile games, inaugurated its first edition of the
Pocket Gamer Awards on Wednesday, March 10th. The finalists were selected
from among the best mobile games released throughout 2009.
"We're honored to receive this distinction from Pocket Gamer.
Our success can be attributed to our development teams' constant concern for
quality on both rich and traditional mobile gaming platforms, and to our
desire to offer games that are both spectacular and popular," said Julien
Fournials, senior vice-president of Production at Gameloft, "Our goal is to
continue to enhance the gaming experience for our consumers by pushing the
envelope in terms of graphics, gameplay, and overall experience in all our
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of
downloadable video games. For 10 years, Gameloft has been established as one
of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile
phones, smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch. Gameloft games are also available
to players on WiiWare(R), DSiWare, Microsoft(R) Xbox LIVE(R) Arcade and
Partnership agreements with leading licenses such as UNO(R),
Ferrari(R), Shrek(R), CSI(TM), Spider-Man(R) and Brothers in Arms(R) allow
Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition
to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Real Football,
Asphalt and Brain Challenge(R).
Gameloft is present on all the continents with its own
production studios, employing over 3,500 developers, and distributes its
games in over 100 countries. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN:
FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
Africa.com Launches Weekly Music Contest 'Africa.com TOP 20'
Former Goldman Sachs Exec Teresa Clarke Appeals to Global On-Line Music Audience
NEW YORK, March 15 -- The newly re-launched on-line portal to information about all 53 countries on the African continent, Africa.com, is appealing to a global music audience with its new weekly music contest, Africa.com TOP 20. Africa.com's listeners vote for their favorite songs and send in new ones. The results are posted every Monday at 12am EDT.
Said Africa.com Chairman and CEO, Teresa Clarke, "Our goal is to give a taste of home to African ex-pats as well as to give North and South Americans, Europeans and Asians the chance to hear Africa's heart beat just a little louder."
Each week, on-line disc jockey Chaka Ngwenya, born in Zimbabwe, provides the commentary as he counts down the top 20 songs selected by Africa.com's audience. In a weekly blog, music journalist Prudence Chauke, born in South Africa, explains the background and musical influences of the artist whom listeners selected as number one.
In its premiere, Africa.com TOP 20 showcased greats like Salif Keita from Mali and Lucky Dube, a reggae musician from South Africa. Although Yolela by Baaba Maal and Luciano was in the number one spot, on-line listeners had different tastes. Their new number one is Thandiswa Mazwai with "Nizalwa Ngobani (Do You Know Where You Come From?)".
As Prudence Chauke explained, the listeners' choice is from Thandiswa Maswai's 2005 debut album "ZABALAZA" and it layers a string of questions in an attempt to remind the faces of Africa where they come from. The mid-tempo tune is infused by Thandiswa's soulful Xhosa (known as the "click" language) trademark singing, occasionally accompanied by a hint of English. After shooting to fame as part of one of Southern Africa's most legendary groups, Bongo Maffin, Thandiswa has proven to be an important and enduring performer in the South African music scene.
About Africa.com :
Africa.com is a newly launched on-line portal for news, maps, videos, travel, investment and cultural information about all 53 countries on the African continent. Africa.com 's Chairman and CEO, Teresa Clarke, was formerly a managing director with the global investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs.
ClearCube Technology Delivers Unprecedented Performance, Energy Efficiency and Security With the R3040S Blade Workstation for Traders, CAD Engineers and Command and Control Centers
AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 -- ClearCube Technology, the leader in centralized computing, today announced the launch of the R3040S blade workstation. Powered by Intel's latest Xeon processors based on the Nehalem architecture, the R3040S delivers industry leading performance in a highly dense form factor by fitting up to 48 cores in 3U of rack space in the data center. The R3040S can be configured with a wide range of multi-monitor video options, including support for high performance OpenGL graphics cards, all supporting 1920x1200 resolution. In addition, the R3040S can be outfitted with up to 48GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 4 hard drives.
"The ClearCube R3040S is a great, high performance, trader workstation. It handles our trading and analytics apps with ease and delivers the quad monitor performance required on a high performance trading floor," said Randy New, Vice President at Abel Noser Corporation. "Having the R3040S trader workstation in the data center solves a lot of our challenges by providing greater reliability, data security, centralized management, with instant failover, and a better work environment for the traders."
ClearCube employs advanced thermal designs and cooling methods to deliver the latest, high-performance Intel Xeon processors in a blade form factor with a fraction of the energy consumption required by competing rack workstations. ClearCube Technology architecture is optimized for the data center, eliminates the PC from the cube and provides end-users with full workstation performance without the heat generation, fan noise or clutter at the desktop.
"We're fortunate to work with some of the most demanding customers in the world. Because our workstations power trading floors and government command centers that require the highest security, performance, availability and energy efficiency, we're constantly pushing the engineering envelope and the R3040S is a perfect example of our commitment to centralized computing innovation," said Randy Printz, CEO of ClearCube Technology. "Our quad monitor R3040S with PCoIP® is providing our financial services customers like Abel Noser with a significant competitive advantage."
"We're excited to collaborate with ClearCube on these industry leading solutions utilizing our PCoIP® remote computing protocol," said Dan Cordingley, President and CEO of Teradici Corporation. "Trading floors and command and control centers are a perfect application for ClearCube's R3040S blade workstation and PCoIP® technology because of the high resolution and performance capabilities of the protocol."
With the flexibility of ClearCube PCoIP® zero clients, the R3040S delivers high performance computing over fiber or copper networks. To learn how the ClearCube R3040S can be configured to meet your requirements, contact your authorized ClearCube reseller, visit http://www.clearcube.com/blade-workstations-blade-pc.html or call 1-866-652-3500.
About ClearCube Technology
ClearCube Technology, Inc. is the pioneer and market leader in centralized and virtual computing hardware and management software. By deploying ClearCube blade solutions and clients, customers have dramatically reduced their support costs while improving the security and availability of their computing infrastructure. U.S. Government Agencies, Mexican Government Agencies, Canadian Government Agencies, the world's largest financial services companies, the world's most advanced health care organizations and educational institutions all rely on ClearCube Blade PCs and Virtual Desktop Solutions for secure, reliable and energy efficient computing. For more information on the R3040S Blade Workstation, visit: http://www.clearcube.com/
Contact: Jeff Fugitt
Cell Phone: 512.653.8295
Source: ClearCube Technology
CONTACT: Jeff Fugitt of ClearCube Technology, +1-512-652-3238, Cell,
Over 40 of the Industry's Top Vendors Make Announcements at VoiceCon Orlando 2010
New Products and Services Unveiled at Leading Enterprise Communications Event
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 -- VoiceCon® Orlando, produced by UBM TechWeb, today provides a snapshot of the more than 40 product and service announcements to be made at the upcoming VoiceCon Orlando 2010. VoiceCon provides a unique platform for solution providers to showcase the latest news and technology innovations in enterprise communications -- IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications. VoiceCon Orlando 2010 will be held March 22-25 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information visit: http://www.voicecon.com/orlando/.
"We are pleased that over 40 leading industry providers have selected VoiceCon Orlando to unveil their latest products and services," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager and Co-chair. "The sheer number demonstrates that innovation is alive and well in enterprise communications. VoiceCon presents the key enterprise decision-makers with information and understanding of new products and services so they can leverage their enterprise communications platform for maximum advantage."
The list of VoiceCon Orlando 2010 exhibitors making announcements currently includes the following:
911 Enable introduces the industry's first E911 solution for Microsoft Communications Server "14." Working with Microsoft, 911 Enable adapted the Emergency Routing Service (ERS), an E911 SIP trunking service, to offer Next Generation emergency call routing capabilities.
911 ETC will introduce SoftLoc, which requires soft phone users to provision their current location for emergency services. SoftLoc runs as a Windows system-tray application, quietly waiting for the user to launch a configured soft phone application. Upon launch, SoftLoc appears above all other applications with the location provision reminder.
ActionPacked! Networks will introduce a special edition of its LiveAction management software that combines fully interactive Cisco QoS monitoring with end-to-end visualizations of network traffic flows. This edition, tailored specifically for VoIP, UC, and videoconferencing, will be offered free of charge to all VoiceCon attendees at booth 308.
Alcatel-Lucent introduces an enterprise smartphone (ESP), a new device that combines a smartphone with an addictive, innovative touch screen design and kiosk in an open platform. The ESP is reliable, intuitive, intelligent, and desktop integrated. It supports basic telephony, personalized applications, enhanced communication services, UC2, video, and in-house wireless devices.
Asentria announces SitePath, a software administrative portal that simplifies the creation of a VPN tunnel to a Teleboss located remotely behind your customer's firewall. Eliminate the cost of dial-up and the headaches of setting up VPNs across the public internet when monitoring voice equipment on your customer's networks.
Avistar (Booth #1031), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, introduces packaged editions of its industry leading Avistar C3(TM) solutions, delivering unrivaled price/performance to distributors, partners and clients. Available in Standalone, Pro and Business Editions, these packages deliver state-of-the-art videoconferencing features to the value centric end-user.
Axede presents new releases of its CEBP product suite which includes: Interaxion, a business events and communications management tool and Xynthesis, a communications business intelligence tool. Axede improves its customer's business indicators integrating communications into their business processes (CEBP) and is a proud developer partner of Alcatel, Avaya, Cisco and Polycom.
Calabrio announces the first contact center suite in a Web 2.0 framework. Initial Calabrio One applications within the framework include live voice and screen monitoring, call recording, quality management, and performance management dashboards and reports. Calabrio also announces Calabrio Speech Analytics, featuring a quick-start approach for tapping into business benefits.
Continuant will be introducing the new MyContinuant Customer Portal. MyContinuant empowers customers with dashboard visibility, real-time alerts, and online tools and resources to better manage their communications systems. Customers can place and manage service tickets, track progress, and engage engineers through an easy to use web portal.
CXtec®, a global provider of certified pre-owned and new data networking and voice equipment, launches LIFECYCLExpress(TM), one of the industry's most expansive IT asset recovery programs. LIFECYCLExpress includes IT asset disposal and technology remarketing.
Cyara Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce Cyara Cruncher Lite, a low cost cloud based automated testing solution with thousands of concurrent lines available on-demand for telecom infrastructure, IVRs and Contact Centers. Slash testing costs & time, reduce deployment risk and provide exemplary customer experience. Come see us at booth 304.
Dimension Data, a $4.0 billion global IT solution and services provider, unveils Adoption Management Program (AMP), a turnkey solution that accelerates end-user adoption of unified communications, TelePresence and IP telephony. AMP enables accelerated adoption of new technology, adoption rate measurement, increased ROI and realizing technology's full potential.
EasyRun announces EPICAcceV6, the first solution that bundles voice infrastructure, advanced management, and a multimedia PBX Agnostic contact center in a single purpose built appliance. EPICAcce can be deployed as a standalone PBX, standalone contact center or as a combined solution. It can be installed into any existing voice network.
eOn Communications will debut its new eConn IP Messenger Unified Communications desktop software, UC LINK Version 8.0, which offers added integration to multiple operating systems and business solutions such as Google Apps, Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Salesforce.com. With UC LINK enterprises can now deploy unified communications into any environment.
Epygi introduces the QuadroM8L, for offices from 32 to 98 users starting below $2,500. Standard features include auto attendant, unified voicemail and fax, free software upgrades and other powerful features. Purchasable options include ACD for call centers, call recording, supervisor barge-in and whisper, silent agent monitoring, and integrated conference.
GN Netcom announces new software for Jabra PRO and GO series called Value Pack and Service Pack. Value Pack defines new features and Service Pack defines improved functionality including auto-link, support for reject and redial call with Microsoft OC, headset introduction with small animation, improved user experience, and headset/base stability improvements.
GTRI, a leading provider of technology consulting services, will be launching its new suite of fully customizable UC applications known as GlobalACE. The suite allows clients to communicate instantly, document voice calls, and eliminate the use of multiple devices by enhancing functionality. GTRI will be providing demonstrations at Booth 1418.
Integrated Research will launch PROGNOSIS Network Diagnostics, fully-integrated with its award-winning PROGNOSIS VoIP performance management. It auto-discovers, classifies and maintains a network map of devices and connections allowing you to correlate network performance with call and voice quality, identify trends, and have visibility and control of the complete VoIP ecosystem.
IQ Services (http://www.iq-services.com) will showcase its IP Telephony User Experience testing services, which help ensure contact center and enterprise telephony solutions can handle real-world traffic conditions. Today's technologies are real game changers - SIP pipes, virtualization, cloud services and more. IQ Services helps you play by the new rules.
iscoord launches the new carrier-class, lightweight, modular and platform independent UC client is-phone Portable at VoiceCon in Orlando, booth #736. is-phone Portable's high customization level and its added value features supporting UC, OS, chat, as well as PBX independency, matches the needs of the market for scalable, competitive UC solutions.
Matrix Telecom (Booth 1419) is pleased to announce availability of the Eternity line in North America! It supports all popular interfaces including: POTS, ISDN, T1/E1, GSM, CDMA, 3G and VoIP. ETERNITY offers Universal Connectivity with virtually all networks combining industry leading manufacturing and a full feature set at a value price.
MicroAutomation will launch MicroPilot a "smart" IVR product which can make all communications run more efficiently by integrating with business intelligence to allow insight into the caller preferences and potential up-sell opportunities. The intelligent MicroPilot solution enables the IVR to be a revenue generator - increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Motorola announces TEAM Radio Link Solution and TEAM Radio Link Solution Express to enhance its award-winning Total Enterprise Access and Mobility (TEAM) portfolio. Building on expertise in reliable push-to-talk technologies, Motorola's easy-to-deploy, reliable solutions provide voice interoperability between business-critical two-way radios and voice-enabled Motorola mobile computers and TEAM Voice-over-WLAN smartphones.
NEC is demonstrating integrated, software-based UC and voice applications that help you simplify business and work smarter. NEC is also showing new solutions for video collaboration, contact centers and mobility, as well as packaged vertical applications. More at booth 609.
Nectar Corp. will announce its new Virtual Session Border Controller (vSBC) solution; a fully functional, hosted Session Border Controller with a simple and intuitive web management portal. With the new offering, organization's can easily manage formerly complex functions while accelerating their ability to reap the benefits of a converged WAN.
Nortel CVAS (booth 631) will introduce its Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise solution that equips enterprises with cost-effective carrier-hosted IP communications - including unified communications, VoIP, IM, call center and audio/video conferencing. This will give businesses the productivity benefits of IP without purchasing, installing and managing any CPE infrastructure.
Psytechnics (booth #522) will unveil Experience Manager 5 with Service Desk, delivering trusted, independent end-user quality of experience (QoE) visibility for real-time unified communications and collaboration, specifically voice and video, in a simplified, actionable form to IT and operations teams.
RedSky introduces RedBox(TM), an all-in-one E911 compliance appliance that helps small- and medium-sized businesses meet all state regulations and protect employees. With RedBox(TM), organizations with a single PBX or call server and up to 1,000 phones can now be E911 compliant in as little as 48 hours!
Resource Software International Ltd. (RSI) will unveil multi-platform and multi-vendor call accounting, hotel billing, call center reporting, E911 notification, mobile tracking, internet usage and a new line of presence console solutions at Booth 536. RSI will showcase Shadow CMS Enterprise, Revolution Web Call Accounting and Visual Rapport Desktop Console.
Sagem-Interstar (Sagemcom) will launch XMediusFAX AXP 6.5, the only IP fax server supporting the latest Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP) and new Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2. XMediusFAX AXP FoIP addresses mission-critical IP fax applications to seamlessly enhance the borderless branch IT, UC and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystems.
Sencommunications®, Inc., will showcase Plantronics Calisto 540, a USB desk phone that also manages PC communications, optimized for Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 at Booth 310. Sencommunications®, Inc. is a certified women's business enterprise and a Premium Plantronics® Distributor with experience in headsets, phones and telecomm products and services.
ShoreTel is pleased to announce the availability of ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations - a brilliantly simple unified communication and collaboration solution that combines the powerful features of IBM Lotus Foundations and ShoreTel IP telephony. Untangle complexity with this affordable and easy-to-manage appliance built for enterprise-class reliability and performance.
Smoothstone IP Communications (Booth 433) enhances its SIP trunking offering with the introduction of Disaster Recovery and Survivability (DRS) services for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Avaya Aura -- a first-to-market, cloud-based service that provides automated in-bound call re-routing in the event of circuit or on-premise equipment failures. http://www.smoothstone.com
Sprint will be showcasing enhancements to its Mobile Integration solution which extends desktop phone features to Sprint mobile phones. Sprint Mobile Integration increases productivity and call management capabilities for customers by integrating mobility into IP PBX and unified communications investments, and providing mobile presence to UC presence application servers.
At VoiceCon, TANDBERG will share the company's vision for unified communications and reveal several innovative and ground breaking new video conferencing and telepresence solutions that usher in a new era of HD quality video access for everyone. Attendees should stop by the booth for hands-on demos.
Tone Software announces ReliaTel-Streamline 2.6 VoIP Management Solution with the Operational Knowledge Base that dynamically provides voice engineers with specific resolution assistance for an active fault, performance, or VoIP quality issue, including the manufacturer's recommended actions, installation-specific procedures, and relevant documentation that speeds resolution and drives down VoIP support costs.
Unimax will announce a new version of its 2nd Nature software adding compatibility for Avaya's Communication Manager. Unimax customers realize significant cost savings by using 2nd Nature to administer and manage their Avaya/Nortel, AVST, Cisco, and other PBX/voice mail systems with one centralized, easy-to-use software interface. Visit Unimax at http://www.unimax.com.
VOSS Solutions, leading provider of a centralized, fully automated unified communications (UC) service delivery and management platform, is pleased to announce that at VoiceCon Orlando it will be unveiling a new solution to manage complex UC environments, including auto-discovery, for large enterprise customers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting.
V2 will announce Universal Connection Server SBS-8100 which simplifies Enterprises UC multi-machine system to a ONE BOX system for SMB users. A UC platform based on an innovative and Video-QoS efficient architecture enriches quad-play convergent applications.
WIN Communications Corporation, one of the oldest companies in the CPE business is introducing a cloud integrated PBX solution for small to midsized businesses. Powered by Star 2 Star this product can only be described as revolutionary. Stop at booth 1412 for more information and a demonstration.
Zeacom (BOOTH# 528) will make four announcements from VoiceCon: three will detail its penetration and specific customer successes in various vertical markets, and another that reports 2009 fiscal and corporate growth. Zeacom, which recently unveiled its OCS Gateway, provides UC software to more than 2,800 SMEs globally. http://www.Zeacom.com
Now in its 20th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. In 2009, VoiceCon Orlando was named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. 2009 is the third time since 2005 that VoiceCon has received this prestigious award. VoiceCon also launched an editorial website, No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) -- the VoiceCon Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.
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Honeywell Announces New Thermal Management Materials for Portable Computing Devices
Builds On Technology Leadership in Thermal Management
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 15 -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Electronic Materials announced today a new printable thermal management material designed to help manage the tremendous heat produced by increasingly powerful semiconductors in portable computing devices such as laptops and netbooks.
Honeywell is a recognized leader in developing thermal management solutions that transfer and dissipate heat, and the new material, Honeywell PCM45M-SP, builds on Electronic Materials' existing line of thermal management materials. As semiconductors become more powerful and smaller, more heat is being generated in the confined spaces where semiconductors are packaged for end-use applications. This tremendous heat can damage the semiconductor or degrade its performance, and it can damage the device as well.
"Mobile computing devices such as laptops and netbooks are placing increased demands on thermal management materials to enable high performance and ensure a long lifespan," said Tim Chen, packaging leader for Honeywell Electronic Materials. "To meet that challenge, we have combined our industry leading phase-change chemistry with an innovative formulation specifically designed for these types of mobile devices."
In typical mobile computing applications, chip temperature rises steeply at start-up and remains high during operations. PCM45M-SP is designed to meet these specific thermal management requirements, delivering reliable power cycling performance where other thermal materials would typically fail.
PCM45M-SP can withstand more than 1,000 hours at 150 degrees C without degradation and more than 1,000 temperature cycles. The application is not limited to heat sink design, and the material may be applied to a component, heat sink or thermal spreader in any shape built into the printing screen. Additionally, the enhanced stability of this new material minimizes or eliminates the need for pre-mixing, conserving time and resources.
The PCM45M-SP phase change thermal interface consists of a sophisticated thermally conductive material with optimum filler size distribution to achieve maximum packing density compared with conventional phase change materials. PCM45M-SP changes phase at 45 degrees C to ensure maximum surface conformance.
Honeywell Electronic Materials, part of Honeywell Specialty Materials, supplies microelectronic polymers, electronic chemicals, and other advanced materials along with an extensive set of product offerings under its metals business segment, including physical vapor deposition (PVD) targets and coil sets, precious metal thermocouples, and materials used during back-end packaging processes for thermal management and electrical interconnect.
Honeywell Specialty Materials is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.
Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.
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Small and Medium-Sized Business Options Are Focus of Verizon Global Wholesale Offers
Voice-Over-IP and Powerful Internet Access Packages Bolster Business Success In Rough Economic Times
NEW YORK, March 15 -- At a time when small and medium-sized businesses look for every technological advantage to help them continue as the fundamental economic growth engine in the U.S., Verizon is providing support with three new voice-over-IP and Internet packages available through the Verizon Global Wholesale division.
The offers are designed to respond to the rapid growth of voice-over-IP (VoIP) in the small and medium business realm and the resulting demand for powerful high-speed Internet connections. In addition, the offers support Verizon Global Wholesale customers' marketing efforts to small and medium sized businesses.
"By creating new VoIP and Internet packages that include both services and hardware, we're giving our wholesale customers new ways to support their small- and medium-sized business customers in a time when every nickel and every efficiency counts toward success," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president of marketing for Verizon Global Wholesale. "Our goal continues to be to arm our wholesale customers with the tools that help them to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed."
The first new package combines Verizon's SIP (session initiation protocol) Gateway Service with associated router hardware. SIP Gateway Service transports VoIP traffic between packet-based IP networks and the traditional telephone network, allowing Verizon Global Wholesale's customers to give small and medium-sized businesses a quick and easy way to get into the VoIP world.
In addition to providing access to Verizon's expansive IP local network and its telephone number inventory, wholesale customers can offer small and medium-sized businesses a new NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 IP PBX and its associated installation and maintenance bundle at a discount, simplifying the setup and lowering the cost of entry into the IP market. This enables small and medium-sized businesses to work with a single vendor, receive one bill, and gain access to a feature-rich VoIP solution that delivers cost reductions and the promise of increased productivity.
Both the SIP connection and the NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 PBX are priced at a discount with this new simple, feature-rich package. The service and hardware discounts expire on June 30.
Internet Dedicated T1 Package
The second new package, Internet Dedicated T1, also combines discounted service and hardware. It provides a high-capacity connection for 30 or more users and is designed for transmitting high-volume e-mail traffic, transferring large files, or hosting Web sites from virtually anywhere.
The package, based on T1 technology, combines 24 channels of broadband signal into a 1.544 megabit per second (Mbps) service, with customer equipment available to enable the service. Quality of service (QoS) assurance is offered as an option, at an additional cost. QoS is important for businesses that consolidate voice, video and key business applications onto a converged IP network.
The equipment offered in this package is either a Samsung Ubigate iBG 1000 for data-only applications or a model 1003 for data and voice services combined. The discounts on service and equipment expire on March 31, 2011.
For small and medium-sized businesses with a larger appetite for Internet access, a third new promotional offer features Internet access with an Ethernet connection at either 5 Mbps or 10 Mbps. This Internet Dedicated Ethernet service is discounted and bundled with a Samsung iBG1000 router, the cost of which is credited back over the initial year of service.
Targeted at businesses that intend to consolidate voice, video and key business applications onto a converged IP network, this offer delivers a single-vendor solution that end-user customers can leverage to fit their business model. The Ethernet service discount and the monthly credit offer for the cost of the router are scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011.
"Small businesses need their carriers to go beyond a one-size-fits-all solution," Lew said. "These Internet offers cover the key speeds and features that growing small and medium-sized enterprises require to solve modern connection issues and engage the world in new and aggressive ways."
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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VINDICO(TM) Group's Partnership with DoubleVerify Makes Online Video Advertising 'Twice as Nice' by Ensuring Ad Accountability
NEW YORK, March 15 -- VINDICO(TM) Group, the innovative ad platform providing top advertisers with state-of-the-art video ad serving, tracking and analytics, today announced its partnership with DoubleVerify, the leader in online advertising verification. This partnership will enable VINDICO(TM) Group to offer their customers the opportunity to choose in-stream video verification using DoubleVerify's technology.
"Advertisers using VINDICO(TM) and opting in to use DoubleVerify can be 100 percent sure that their online videos are running as promised," said Matt Timothy, President of VINDICO(TM) Group. "Online video has a reputation of being the 'Wild West' of advertising, but VINDICO(TM) Group is changing the game. Our service ensures that video content is safe and standardized. We can now assure our agency clients that all of their video ads run 'above the fold' on quality websites - and are executed to the highest standard."
VINDICO(TM) Group is pioneering industry standardization, which is the No. 1 concern of major advertisers. VINDICO(TM) is also the first ad platform to track and measure all online video executions and formats. With DoubleVerify's technology, VINDICO(TM) will now be able to give real-time reports to advertisers using its service, validating VINDICO(TM) Group as the leading online platform in quality video advertising.
"We are excited to work with VINDICO(TM) Group to offer the industry's first in-stream video verification solution. This ground-breaking partnership will provide a simple way for VINDICO(TM) customers to opt into in-stream ad verification for online video campaigns," said Oren Netzer, CEO of DoubleVerify.
"This partnership is making the web safe for our brands and for the industry," explained Julian Zilberbrand, Vice President, Group Director, of Technology and Ad Operations, MediaVest USA. "Major advertisers are not willing to accept uncertain or poor results for their online ad spend. VINDICO(TM) Group and DoubleVerify are leveling the playing field by setting the standard of measurement that will allow the industry to grow exponentially over the next several years."
Designed with the buy-side in mind, VINDICO(TM) Group services leading agencies and holding companies like Starcom MediaVest Group, Universal McCann, Barkley and Moxie among others. VINDICO(TM) Group was instrumental in the recent VivaKi/Starcom Pool research, measuring consumer reaction to more than 30 web-video ad formats. Additionally, VINDICO(TM) Group recently announced that it is officially a separate division of its parent company, BBE. BBE is the digital media authority helping advertisers, content producers and content distributors navigate the constantly shifting terrain in the online video space.
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As the first ad-serving and tracking platform dedicated exclusively to video, VINDICO(TM) Group allows advertisers to buy, serve, track and measure all of their online video ad activity. Since 2006, VINDICO(TM) has been the gold standard in online video platforms, providing standardized reporting and analytics for the online video industry. The power of online video isn't just the audiences it reaches and how it reaches them. Its strength also derives from its ability to track an ad campaign and precisely measure its effectiveness. For more information, please visit http://vindicogroup.com/.
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Gibson Dunn Adds Outsourcing Partner Stephen Nordahl in New York
NEW YORK, March 15 -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen Nordahl has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Nordahl, who joins the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, will continue his complex outsourcing and technology-based transactions practice and lead Gibson Dunn's effort to expand its outsourcing practice in New York.
"With many large companies looking to outsourcing as a cost-saving measure and for other strategic purposes, outsourcing represents a growth opportunity for the firm," said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. "Steve is one of the leading outsourcing lawyers in the country, and his addition strengthens our outsourcing capabilities while extending our geographic reach and coverage of our outsourcing practice to the East Coast."
Nordahl's addition is a key step in the firm's continued development of its Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group and follows the 2008-09 arrivals of partners Dan Mummery, based in Palo Alto, and Bill Peters, based in Los Angeles.
"We are delighted that Steve is joining the firm," said Mummery, co-chair of the Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group. "There are only a few outsourcing lawyers in the marketplace with the depth of experience and reputation that Steve has. His addition will enhance the firm's overall profile and capability in the areas of complex, global information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions, in particular."
"Bringing Steve on board dovetails nicely with the firm's goal to grow our New York office in key areas," said Steven Shoemate, co-partner in charge of the New York office. "Steve's skill and experience with intellectual property licensing and related transactional matters will be a welcome resource to our New York transactional practice."
"I am excited to be joining Gibson Dunn and to work again with Bill and Dan," said Nordahl. "Gibson Dunn's global platform and collaborative culture will enable us to continue to build a market-leading outsourcing practice and provide our clients with world-class support."
About Stephen Nordahl
Nordahl's practice focuses on information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
He represents clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex outsourcing and technology transactions, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting large-scale BPO and ITO transactions and assisting clients with complex licensing and software and systems implementations, technology-based strategic alliances and joint ventures. His ITO experience includes the outsourcing of every IT function, including infrastructure, applications development and maintenance, end-user computing, help desk and network operations. His BPO experience includes the outsourcing of human resources, finance and accounting, print processes, procurement, asset management, claims processing and logistics functions.
He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1994, where he was Notes Editor for the Urban Law Journal and Member/Editor of the Moot Court Board. He also has degrees from The London School of Economics and Lehigh University.
About Gibson Dunn's Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group
Gibson Dunn has a global outsourcing transactions practice group dedicated to working with clients on the full range of strategic sourcing transactions. In particular, the lawyers have substantial experience structuring and negotiating domestic and international information technology and business process sourcing arrangements, including offshoring, shared services, outsourcing renegotiations and restructurings and outsourcing-based strategic alliances and joint ventures, in transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $35 billion.
About the Firm
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranking among the world's top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today's global marketplace with more than 1,000 lawyers and 16 offices, including Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.gibsondunn.com.
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CONTACT: Ken Doran, Managing Partner, +1-213-229-7537, Dan Mummery,
Co-Chair, Outsourcing Transactions Group, +1-650-849-5318, Bill Peters,
Co-Chair, Outsourcing Transactions Group, +1-213-229-7515, Steve Shoemate,
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Vivisimo Wins Customer Choice Award at Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit
Award Recognizes Vivisimo's Innovation in Information Optimization
PITTSBURGH, March 15 -- Vivisimo, a leader in information optimization, today announced it was the recipient of a Customer Choice Award at the recent 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit in Boston, MA.
A winner in the "most innovative solution" category, Vivisimo was recognized for helping its customers unlock and optimize the true business value of all their data, regardless of application or source to drive knowledge management, real-time decisions and actionable insight.
Presented at the 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit, a two-day, invitation-only educational and networking program with structured attendee/sponsor interaction, the Customer Choice Awards were voted on by a pre-qualified, hosted audience taking part in case study sessions, MeetingZone sessions and one-on-one meetings. The nominations for these awards are made by the participating technology buyers and end users, primarily director-level and above in management positions at top pharmaceutical and clinical trials organizations.
"We are pleased to see such a broad-range of companies included in the awards this year. The technology executives in attendance had a day-and-a-half to meet companies and ask questions about products and services and really did a thorough evaluation. The Customer Choice Awards are a very popular program at Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit, and we congratulate all of the winners and nominees," said Bill Sell, VP & General Manager of the Summit.
"The value of information optimization was on full display at the recent 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit," said John Kealey, CEO of Vivisimo. "We are honored to receive this award and believe it is indicative of the growing reliance on information optimization tools and platforms like Velocity to solve real business problems and make the most of information assets."
About Vivisimo, Inc.
Vivisimo provides enterprises with information optimization solutions that help maximize the business value of information. Unlike traditional information management products, Vivisimo's innovative solutions help end-users find and take advantage of all appropriate and available information, regardless of source, location or type. Vivisimo's innovative technology, including social search tools that enable collaboration throughout the enterprise, is delivered with a focus on end-user satisfaction and application control through easy-to-use interfaces, flexible security management and a modern architecture that enables quick deployment. Vivisimo products are available as standalone information optimization applications or as OEM versions embedded within partner applications and solutions. Vivisimo serves its clients from headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA, and through partners around the world. Visit Vivisimo.com for more information.
Contact: Leo Tignini
Xirrus Selected Again as Official Wireless Provider of Interop Las Vegas and New York
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array Architecture to Deliver Powerful Wi-Fi Connectivity for Thousands of Users Across Densely Populated Conference Centers
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 15 -- Xirrus®, the Wi-Fi "Power Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry announced today that they have been selected to be the official wireless provider for the Interop® Las Vegas (April 25-29, 2010) and New York (October 18-22, 2010). Xirrus was chosen by Interop's network team to deliver high performance 802.11n coverage for attendees and exhibitors throughout the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. This is the fifth time Xirrus has been chosen as the InteropNet wireless provider due to the power and simplicity of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array platform.
"Interop is the premier event series where IT professionals come to see and learn about the most important solutions the industry has to offer," said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of Interop. "As part of this series, InteropNet brings together selected technology companies to build and demonstrate a cutting-edge network so attendees can experience these technologies first-hand. Xirrus will help us deliver a powerful wireless network throughout the convention center using minimal devices, cables, and switch ports."
"We are honored to be selected once again by Interop's network and management team as the Wireless Provider for their events," said Dirk Gates, Founder and CEO of Xirrus. "The proliferation of Wi-Fi devices into the enterprise has caused IT professionals to focus less on coverage-based Wi-Fi and more on performance - the amount of bandwidth delivered and number of users supported in densely populated areas has become critically important. Like Switched Ethernet, our Wi-Fi Array architecture distributes the power and intelligence to the edge of the network, delivering better performance and security for users regardless of device or application."
Xirrus will showcase its powerful 802.11n multi-radio Wi-Fi Arrays throughout the events and at booth #1139. Come see the Power of Wi-Fi.
Interop drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique Interop Net program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit http://www.interop.com.
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play(TM), manufactures the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet or Fast Ethernet to the desktop. Unlike traditional access points, the Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 802.11abgn radios along with a high-gain directional antenna system, onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer into a single energy-efficient and cost-effective device using 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Xirrus is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified. For more information, please visit http://www.xirrus.com/.
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The partnership enables Chyron to integrate and co-market virtual set technology across its existing graphics platforms. The resulting solutions will allow Chyron to offer a broader based line of products offering increased ROI to clients.
"We have been watching this technology very carefully and believe that now the time is right to integrate graphics and virtual sets and introduce a comprehensive, integrated, workflow package to the market," said Kevin Prince Chyron's Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. "As our industry transitions from SD to HD budgets are being squeezed, our goal at Chyron is to offer clients systems with at least a 5:1 financial benefit. Combined with the NeuroTV trackless technology, these products fit our core goals and provide our clients with alternative technology while fitting with standard workflows."
NeuroTV's virtual set technology is an emerging solution that generates real time 3D sets, animations, interactive characters and now graphics. While virtual set technology is still in its infancy in the United States, both companies believe that the current industry atmosphere and new technology makes adoption increasingly attractive.
"Continued economic pressures make our new technology increasingly viable for a wide variety of broadcast and video operations. The partnership with Chyron allows us to provide a fully-integrated, next-generation platform for graphics and virtual sets .and represents a new standard of quality, cost efficiency and flexibility," said Guy Vanden Bemden, CEO and founder of NeuroTV.
NeuroTV will be demonstrated at NAB on the Chyron booth SL1420.
As the pioneer of Graphics as a Service for all digital video media Chyron continues to define and dominate the world of digital and broadcast graphics with Web, Mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that include Chyron's AXIS Graphics online content creation software, HD/SD switchable on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding and telestration systems, graphics asset management and XMP integration solutions, the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering application as well as digital signage. For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company websites at http://www.chyron.com, http://www.chytv.com and http://www.axisgraphics.tv (NASDAQ:CHYR).
Founded in May 2000 by Guy Vanden Bemden, NeuroTV has since totally reinvented media production in virtual sets, tailoring the most advanced real-time 3D technologies into a cost-effective, innovative and flexible TV production solution. NeuroTV R&D lab stays at the forefront of digital media and interactivity innovations thanks to its numerous industrial and academic partnerships in the fields of image analysis, tracking and MOCAP systems, stereoscopic 3D, realistic rendering, real-time 3D reconstruction.
For more information about NeuroTV products and services, please visit the company websites at http://www.neurotv.com.
Majesco Entertainment Announces 'Attack of the Movies 3-D' Will Release for Xbox 360
3-D Shooter Brings The Thrill of Action Movies to The Next-Gen Platform
EDISON, N.J., March 15 -- Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Attack of the Movies 3-D for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Also being released for Wii(TM), Attack of the Movies 3-D allows thrill seekers the opportunity to play through some of the greatest action movie scenes of all time - in 3-D! The game, which will release for both platforms this May, comes packaged with four pairs of 3-D glasses to support four-player multiplayer action.
In Attack of the Movies 3-D, players become an integral part of movie scenes they can typically only watch. They are transported to six fantastic movie-themed worlds where they will battle large alien space cruisers, shoot underwater monsters, join the resistance against the machines and more. Each scene features genre-based weapons to engage enemies, including zombie-slaying shotguns, automatic laser cannons and more. In addition, branching paths, changing enemy attack patterns, unique areas and environmental challenges ensure that players never experience the same fight twice.
Developed by Panic Button Games Inc., Attack of the Movies 3-D is expected to release this May. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit http://www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and other leading systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama(TM), TETRIS® Party Deluxe, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at http://www.majescoentertainment.com. @Majesco is on twitter or at http://www.twitter.com/majesco.
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Hosted CMS Platform to Quickly Build Dynamic Websites Debuted by Webvanta
Lets Web Designers Create Sophisticated Websites in Record Time, For Less Money & Without Back-End Programming Skills
AUSTIN, Texas and SEBASTOPOL, Calif., March 15 -- Webvanta, the powerful Software as a Service CMS that enables web designers to easily and quickly build hosted dynamic websites, today announced the preview of a new release of the Webvanta platform that gives designers even more control and flexibility to design and manage sophisticated, database-driven websites for their clients without needing a programmer. Webvanta 2.0 will provide more power and flexibility than other hosted CMS solutions, which typically do not support custom databases, and is a more reliable, easier-to-use alternative to open-source offerings such as Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal. Webvanta is the first hosted CMS that enables professional designers to switch to a SaaS solution for high-end business sites.
"As the web has evolved, building sophisticated, content-rich sites demands an ever-broadening range of technical skills. Most web CMS designers are no longer able to build such sites on their own, but must call on programmers to deal with CMS setup and database features. They've flocked to WordPress as a simple solution, but they're hamstrung by its constraints," said Michael Slater, Webvanta CEO and co-founder. "Webvanta is the first solution that gives them back the power to build leading-edge web sites autonomously, while lowering costs and making it easier to realize their creative visions. We bring the SaaS model to business web sites, which have been stuck in an increasingly strained self-hosted paradigm."
The Webvanta Solution
Launched just last Fall, after a year of hands on beta testing, Webvanta is a SaaS (software-as-a-service)-based solution designed to alleviate a designer's ongoing frustrations while enabling them to deliver better business results for themselves and their clients. Designers build pages using their favorite tools, then easily integrate their HTML, CSS, and JS code into the Webvanta system to construct the site. This brings additional layers of capability, such as a full blog system, commenting, photo galleries, calendars, RSS feeds, a membership system, as well as fully customizable database-driven content.
Webvanta's streamlined administrative interface, in-place editing, and form-based content creation make it easy for clients to make updates on their own, enabling site owners to keep their sites fresh while keeping their costs down and preserving the integrity of their sites' design.
Webvanta's hosted CMS eliminates all the hassles of software updates, security risks, backups and systems administration, so designers can focus on design while being assured of reliability.
According to designer Charlie Magee, "Webvanta is the perfect fit for my business. I get the control of using my own CSS and HTML combined with the power of Webvanta's door into the world of database-backed websites. It's a win-win for me and for my clients."
Webvanta 2.0 is now in private beta, with general availability in late March. See the preview page at http://www.webvanta.com/v2. Pricing starts at as little as $15 monthly for use of the CMS and database system, site hosting, monitoring, and top-notch support.
Founded in 2007 by two former Adobe executives, CEO Michael Slater and CTO Christopher Haupt, Webvanta is at the forefront of the SaaS/web design revolution for business websites. Created for web designers by web programmers, Webvanta's mission is to provide a radically different type of CMS that marries a powerful back-end system with an easy-to-use hosted service, optimized for the needs of the design community. Every day Webvanta designers are expanding their business, sharing information, and building the next phase of the Web. See how web CMS design is joining the SaaS revolution at: Webvanta.com.
SXSW Booth: 1024
CONTACT: Media, Leigh Anne Varney for Webvanta, +1-415-387-7250,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michael Slater, CEO of Webvanta, 1-888-670-6793,
ext. 2, email@example.com
Advisor Software Launches goalgami Personal Finance Tool
New Online Tool Helps People Manage Financial Goals and Make Smarter Decisions
LAFAYETTE, Calif., March 15 -- Advisor Software, Inc., a leading provider of advice solutions for the advisor market, today announced the launch of goalgami(SM), an online personal finance tool that helps people take control of their finances in a new way.
"goalgami is the first, goal-oriented personal finance tool designed to empower individuals," said Advisor Software's CEO Andrew Rudd. "By giving people a full view of their household Balance Sheet, goalgami helps them set measurable financial goals and understand how to make trade-offs in order to form a sustainable financial plan."
Available now at http://www.goalgami.com, goalgami is a free, interactive Web-based software solution that enables individuals and families to quickly assess their financial health. Investors can prioritize their goals along a timeline and use goalgami to stay on track to meet them. goalgami is unique because it uses a household Balance Sheet approach to helping people manage their finances, empowering them to make smarter decisions and better prioritize their spending and savings. The household Balance Sheet gathers an individual's income, assets, debts and goals and leverages a sophisticated analytic engine for present value analysis.
Powered by Advisor Software's patented ASI Wealth Manager® solution for financial advisors, goalgami offers individual investors the ability to:
-- Easily identify and organize their financial resources and goals;
-- Quickly generate a personal household Balance Sheet;
-- Measure their financial resources vs. their goals over a life span;
-- Calculate to what extent their resources can fund their goals;
-- Explore how different life scenarios will affect their Balance Sheet;
-- Create their own financial plan and send it directly to their
-- Get instant feedback that informs their financial decisions and
goalgami goes beyond other programs to answer a fundamental question for investors: Can you really achieve your lifelong goals? And if not, what steps can you take right now to get yourself back on track? The key goalgami features that help users do this include:
-- Progress Report. Users receive instant feedback on whether or not they
can afford their life's goals and expenses.
-- Affordability Meter. Gives an indication of whether an investor can
achieve the expenses and goals, including retirement, that they enter
as part of their financial plan.
-- The Balance Sheet. Provides a simple, customizable snap-shot of an
investor's Resources (income and assets) versus their Claims (debts,
bills and expenses).
"Advisor Software is committed to developing innovative solutions that help investors achieve concrete financial goals," Mr. Rudd continued. "With goalgami, we're bringing our new goal-based advice approach to individuals at an important time, as many households reassess their financial needs and resources."
For more information, or to speak with Andrew Rudd, please contact Kate Rambo at 973.732.3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Advisor Software, Inc.
Advisor Software, Inc. is a leading provider of advice solutions for the advisor market. The company has pioneered the first enterprise rebalancing solution and a unique goal-directed financial planning platform that combines institutional-caliber analytics and a balance sheet approach to financial planning. Advisor Software's solutions are designed for a wide range of asset management firms, broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies, online brokerages, and other financial institutions, enabling these institutions and their advisors to deliver more insightful, actionable investment advice and build stronger, more profitable client relationships. For more information, visit http://www.advisorsoftware.com or call 925.299.7782.
Ricoh Introduces Aficio GX e5550N GelSprinter(TM) Color Printer
Business Inkjet Color Printer Offers Affordability and Convenience with the Speed and Durability of a Laser Printer
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., March 15 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the new Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N, the latest installment in its GelSprinter(TM) line of color-inkjet printers. Designed for business environments, the GX e5550N replaces the previous Aficio GX 5050N to provide a high-quality and affordable alternative to laser printing where speed and duplexing are required to meet high-volume demands. With Ricoh's GelSprinter technology, the GX e5550N utilizes an enhanced viscous gel ink formula for better performance in dry environments. With fast drying, waterproof properties, this improved ink meets the realization of published yields while eliminating smudging, bleed-through and page curling.
In high-volume settings, keeping up with demand while maintaining high-quality results is critical. The network-ready GX e5550N supports workgroups with 30 pages-per-minute print speeds in both full-color and black and white modes, a fast 40-second warm-up time, and first print speeds of five seconds or less with the ability to print up to 999 sets per job. Print jobs flow seamlessly through a standard 250-Sheet paper supply that can be expanded by up to two 500-Sheet Paper Feed Units. Standard automatic duplexing further enhances productivity while saving paper as users can print double-sided at high speed on plain paper.
A key enhancement of the GX e5550N over the previous model is the use of bi-directional, motorized ink pumps, offering improved reliability and ink yields. Other essential features of the GX e5550N include a tilting LCD control panel for improved operability, the ability to capture counter data remotely with the option of Ricoh's intelligent remote management solution @Remote, and support for the latest networking standards including Macintosh, host-based and PCL 5c/6 printing support.
The Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N not only addresses many users' printing needs, but helps businesses to meet their environmental goals. An improved Economy Color Mode produces crisp text and graphics that increase the longevity of supplies. ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 compliant, the GX e5550N does not require heat to operate, using just 38 watts during normal printing and roughly 3.5 watts in Energy Saver Mode. Additionally, the system is manufactured free of hazardous materials and produces zero ozone emissions, resulting in a low carbon footprint with minimal impact on the environment.
"Most businesses rely on laser printers to handle a lot of their document output needs," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The GX e5550N with GelSprinter technology offers the speed and versatility of a laser printer in an affordable and reliable inkjet printing solution that not only produces outstanding color documents, but further demonstrates Ricoh's commitment to helping our customers become more environmentally friendly in their business practices."
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
All referenced product names are the trademarks of their respective companies.
Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N Specifications
Main Unit Specifications
Technology On-demand Piezo Inkjet System
Ink Type Pigment-based (All four colors)
Control Panel 16 characters x 2-line LCD
Resolution True 300 x 150 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi,
600 x 300 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi,
600 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi,
Maximum: 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent
Print Speed* (Letter) Black & White: 30 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 30 pages-per-minute
*Speed based on High Speed Draft
Mode (300 x 150 dpi).
Laser Quality Speed* (Letter) Black & White: 20 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 19 pages-per-minute
*When using RPCS Raster Driver.
Warm-Up Time 40 seconds or less
First Print Speed Black & White: 4.0 seconds or less
Full-Color: 5.0 seconds or less
Paper Sizes Standard Tray, Optional Multi-Bypass
Tray and Optional Paper Feed Unit:
Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x
14"), Executive (7.25" x 10.5"),
Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3"
x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6
(4.2" x 5.8"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), 16
KAI (7.6" x 10.5"), F (8" x 13"),
Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25"
x 14"), Envelopes (Com10, Monarch,
C6, C5, DL (Standard and Optional
Multi-Bypass Trays only))
Standard Tray: Custom (Width: 3.5" -
8.5", Length: 5.5" - 14")
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: Custom
(Width: 2.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.0" -
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Custom
(Width: 4.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.8" -
Paper Weight Standard Tray: 16 - 43 lb. Bond - 90
lb. Index (60 - 163 g/m2)
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: 16 - 68
lb. Bond - 140 lb. Index (60 - 255
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28
lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)
Standard Paper Supply 250-Sheet Tray
Optional Paper Supply 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray
500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit (1 or 2
may be added)
Maximum Paper Capacity 1,350 sheets
Automatic Duplexing Standard (Approx. 70% of the rated
simplex speed in Speed Priority
Output Capacity 150 sheets (Face up)
Acceptable Paper Types Standard Tray: Plain Paper, Inkjet
Plain Paper*, Glossy Paper*,
Postcards, Inkjet Postcards,
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: Plain
Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy
Paper*, Postcards, Envelopes*,
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain
Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy
*Simplex mode only
**Supports 42 lb. - 68 lb. Bond only
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.0" x 19.1" x 10.4"
(509 mm x 485 mm x 263 mm)
Weight 34.2 lb. (15.5kg)
Power Requirements 100 - 120V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Printing: 38W or less
Energy Saver Mode: 3.499W or less
Energy Saver Mode 7W or less
Safety Regulations UL/CSA60950, FCC Class B
ENERGY STAR version 1.1
Print Controller Specifications
Memory 64MB RAM Standard/Maximum
Fonts 45 PCL, 13 International
Printer Languages/Drivers RPCS Raster, PCL 5c, PCL 6
Standard Interfaces USB 1.1/2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Network Protocols TCP/IP
Supported Environments Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7*, Server
2003/2008**, Mac OS X v.10.3+***,
*Windows 7 will be available via
download from Ricoh website.
** 32 bit version will be included
on the CD-ROM. 64 bit version will
be available via download from the
*** Macintosh driver will be
included in the CD-ROM.
Software Utilities Web Image Monitor
Capacity Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: 100
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 500 sheets
(1 or 2 may be added)
Acceptable Paper Size Multi-Bypass Tray: 2.1" x 5.0" to
8.5" x 51", Envelopes
Paper Feed Unit: 4.1" x 5.8" to 8.5"
Acceptable Paper Weight Multi-Bypass Tray: 16 - 68 lb.
Bond/140 lb. Index (60 - 255 g/m2)
Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond
(60 - 105 g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Multi-Bypass Tray: 9.9" x 13.7" x
9.2" (253.6 mm x 348.7 mm x 233.1 mm)
Paper Feed Unit: 20.0" x 19.1" x
4.3" (50 mm x 485 mm x 110 mm)
Weight Multi-Bypass Tray: 5.5 lb. (2.5 kg)
Paper Feed Unit: 12.3 lb. (5.6 kg)
STMicroelectronics' Embedded Microprocessor Powers Innovative IP Phones from snom technology
GENEVA, March 15 -- A state-of-the-art embedded microprocessor from STMicroelectronics, a world leader in System-on-Chip technology, has been selected for next-generation IP telephones from snom technology, a leading producer of VoIP equipment for enterprise communication.
Combining an advanced ARM processor core with a rich set of audio, communication and connectivity interfaces, ST's SPEAr 300 microprocessor forms the heart of the newest snom 870 VoIP telephone. The Linux-based phone, which boasts an intuitive user interface with a high-definition touch-screen color display, wideband audio, an integrated XML browser, and plenty of additional features, arrived on the market in September 2009.
The SPEAr microprocessor runs the operating system and Graphical User Interface of the snom 870 phone and handles all the computing-intensive tasks, including Ethernet communication, real-time voice coding/decoding, telephone conferencing, and echo compensation. ST's microprocessor enhances the phone's connectivity and extensibility with Ethernet MAC, three USB 2.0 ports, an analog-to-digital converter, and WLAN through USB.
A companion chip to SPEAr 300 is ST's STM8 8-bit microcontroller, which manages the snom 870's touch screen display, as well as the keyboard and the receiver.
"When we were looking for a microprocessor that combines high levels of computing power, connectivity and customizability with low investment costs and short time to market, ST's technology has clearly emerged as the best choice," said Christian Stredicke, CEO snom technology. "The SPEAr provides us with an open, future-proof hardware and software platform that covers our complete IP phone product range, from entry-level to high-end models."
"This cooperation is a great opportunity for ST to contribute to the significant momentum IP telephony is gaining in enterprise communications, with the worldwide number of VoIP phones exceeding that of conventional phone sets," said Loris Valenti, Group VP and General Manager, Computer Systems Division, STMicroelectronics. "snom's decision to use ST's embedded microprocessor in their VoIP devices confirms SPEAr as a unique match to the needs of equipment manufacturers to develop complex yet flexible digital applications at a fraction of the time and cost required by a full-custom design approach."
snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company's history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom's software exists in the firmware on the phones - making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has offices in Milan, Italy, Paris, France and in Boston, USA. The company distributes its fourth generation SIP phones through its network of authorized reseller partners in Europe, South America, Asia-Pac, Africa and Australia. For more information on snom, please visit http://www.snom.com.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
CONTACT: Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics, +1-781-591-0354,
SYLVANIA Announces 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge
Lighting Leader Challenges Consumers to Save 40 Million Kilowatt Hours of Energy to Honor Earth Day's 40th Anniversary
DANVERS, Mass., March 15 -- While being "green" has increasingly become a year-round priority for consumers, Earth Day remains a day that truly puts energy efficiency top of mind. This year, the annual holiday marks a momentous milestone by celebrating its 40th anniversary. In commemoration, North American lighting leader and pioneer in sustainable lighting, OSRAM SYLVANIA, is announcing its 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge to rally and inspire consumers to save a collective 40 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy in the 40 days leading up to Earth Day on April 22, 2010.
The 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge is designed to show consumers how easy it can be to "green" their lifestyles, their homes, their offices and their communities. Specifically, the campaign challenges consumers to take every day actions that will collectively save 40 million kilowatt hours of energy between March 14 and April 22, 2010.
"The SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge was created to encourage a collaborative commitment to our natural resources and remind people that there are a variety of ways to make a difference," said Jennifer Dolin, OSRAM SYLVANIA manager of sustainability and environmental affairs. "While 40 million kWh might sound like a big number, the small actions we take every day can have a big impact when combined."
To put numbers into perspective, 40 million KWh is the amount of lighting used annually in 20,513 homes and is the equivalent of lighting all the homes in the city of Boston, Massachusetts for about 30 days(1). And it's not just lighting - simple actions, such as unplugging a phone charger or turning down the thermostat by one degree can mean big savings for both the environment and your wallet.
Dolin says, "The goals of this campaign are to save 40 million kilowatt hours by April 22 as well as motivate energy-efficient lifestyle practices that go beyond Earth Day."
How the SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge Works
Consumers and businesses in the United States and Canada are invited to enter their commitment as to how they will contribute to the 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge at http://earthday.sylvania.com/. Participants can check the progress of the challenge and how many kilowatt hours of energy have been saved thanks to a real-time online meter.
The site is pre-populated with several energy-efficiency actions for the home and the office. Participants need only select the actions they choose to take for 40 days, and their energy savings will automatically be tallied.
All those who take the SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge will be rewarded with a coupon for $1-off the new SYLVANIA Halogen SUPERSAVER® or a SYLVANIA CFL, valid at participating retail locations in the United States. In addition, one entry each day, for 40 days, will be selected in a random drawing to receive a new SYLVANIA 40 watt replacement LED Ultra light bulb and weekly winners will be selected in a random drawing to receive annual passes to The National Parks system. Finally, a Grand Prize Winner will be the lucky recipient of a carbon-neutral, three-night Disneyland® vacation for four that includes airfare, hotel and park passes. Daily winners and campaign updates will be announced on Twitter @SYLVANIA.
Paying It Forward to the Next Generation
To offset(2) the carbon emissions from the Grand Prize Winner trip, SYLVANIA is offering the chance for one lucky classroom to receive a lighting upgrade. This drawing is offered to K-12 educators in a public or private school in the United States and eligible entrants must take the lessons of the "40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge" to their students. To help, SYLVANIA has provided links to tools for educators to help teach students about the importance and environmental benefits of energy-efficient practices and how easy they can be.
For more information about the 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge and SYLVANIA's innovative and energy-efficient lighting products for the home and office, please visit http://earthday.sylvania.com/. Here you will also find online coupons for SYLVANIA ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs, including the Micro-Mini and Living Spaces(TM) CFLs, and the SYLVANIA Halogen SUPERSAVER® light bulb.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. Visit us at http://www.sylvania.com. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/sylvania.
(1) Based on data from the US Census Bureau and ENERGY STAR
(2) Carbon neutrality calculated based on trip for 4 and includes cross-country air travel and ground transportation.
Source: OSRAM SYLVANIA
CONTACT: Larissa Lee, +1-212-445-8329, email@example.com, for
EnterpriseDB CEO Selected to Speak at Open Source Business Conference 2010
Ed Boyajian to deliver session on open source disruption in the database market
WESTFORD, Mass., March 15 -- EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Boyajian will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2010. During his session, Boyajian will discuss the open source revolution currently underway in the $19 billion database industry and the resulting pressures proprietary database vendors are facing.
"From Oracle's newfound ownership of MySQL, to organizations' continued scrutiny of IT department budgets, the database has taken center stage as an area ripe for an open source uprising," said Boyajian. "That said, MySQL was never designed to be a general purpose enterprise-class database that could pose a real threat to the big proprietary database vendors. It's the true open source solutions like PostgreSQL that are built to support high-transaction enterprise environments that could potentially unseat the top proprietary database vendors and their core business."
Boyajian's presentation, titled Database Disruption Finally Underway: The Biggest Infrastructure Market Yet to Fall to Open Source, will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. PT at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. As part of the Innovations, Tools and Solutions track, this session will examine how leading companies are moving more traditional, mainstream workloads to open source databases -- ultimately putting real pressure on proprietary database vendors.
The Open Source Business Conference is an ideal forum for leading organizations that want to learn about new ways to leverage open source for competitive advantage. As a Gold sponsor, EnterpriseDB joins other elite open source vendors to educate attendees on the benefits of using open source -- from cutting costs to boosting productivity and fostering innovation.
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700, or visit http://www.enterprisedb.com.
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Noah Education Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Wentai Education
SHENZHEN, China, March 15 -- Noah Education (NYSE:NED) ("Noah" or the "Company"), a leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 70% interest in Shenzhen Wentai Education Industry Development Co., Ltd ("Wentai Education"), a company focused on early childhood, primary and secondary education services in China, for a total consideration of RMB126 million to be funded by the Company's current cash reserve. The move represents an important milestone for Noah, underscoring the execution of its strategy of expanding within the education services business. The transaction is expected to close by June 1, 2010 and will be subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Founded in 2002, Wentai Education specializes in operating and managing schools for students aged 3-18, with the goal of providing high-end, top-quality education. Its management team, which has decades of experience in the education services sector and a proven track record of successfully managing and growing an education services business, will retain a 30% stake in Wentai Education.
Leveraging its expertise in education services and management, Wentai Education's management team implements a rigorous, well-structured curriculum at each of its schools to provide students with a profound and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Wentai Education currently manages six kindergartens and four primary schools in five cities in Guangdong Province: Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou. All of its schools are bilingual, with Chinese and English as the teaching mediums. Recognized as top-tier in their respective cities for quality of education, Wentai Education has a total student enrollment of over 5,000, and faculty and staff numbering approximately 580. In addition, the schools are able to provide enrichment programs, summer camps and before- and after-school programs.
Of the RMB126 million investment, RMB90 million will be used for expansion. Funded with the fresh capital provided by Noah, Wentai Education plans to expand its reach by operating new schools in newly developed communities and by making acquisitions across the country. Wentai Education recorded revenue of RMB49 million in 2009, and expects to see accelerated growth with the execution of its growth plans.
Mr. Dong Xu, Noah's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are very pleased to announce another significant inroad into the education services business, which offers great growth potential and recurring cashflow, as well as high margins. Wentai Education's emphasis on educational excellence for early education, primary and secondary school aged children is an ideal complement to our existing business. In line with our strategy to increase our footprint in the education services space, this second acquisition will further increase our revenue streams from our high-growth education services business, and is accretive to earnings upon completion. Furthermore, the bilingual nature of Wentai Education's schools presents synergistic opportunities with Little New Star, and facilitates international partnerships. Additionally, we will be able to enhance our research & development initiatives by using Wentai Education as a testing ground for our interactive content and devices.
"We are also delighted that Wentai Education's existing management team will join us to build our education services business. The team's experience in education management will be a valuable resource for our education services business. With the rich experience they bring to Noah, combined with the fresh capital, Wentai Education will serve as a strong platform for organic and acquisitive growth across our education services business.
"As China's education industry remains nascent and fragmented, Noah's core offering of electronic learning products, coupled with the education services provided by Wentai Education and Little New Star, no doubt place us at the forefront of a vast and growing market. This transaction is an important milestone in Noah's growth story, as it underscores our ability to execute on strategy in order to become the leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China. I am confident that our ongoing efforts to broaden our customer base, service offerings and operational platform will ultimately translate into long-term, sustainable value for our shareholders," Mr. Xu concluded.
Noah Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China. Noah's core offering includes the development and marketing of interactive educational courseware content, electronic learning products (ELPs), software, kids' English training and after-school education services. Noah combines standardized educational content with innovative digital and multimedia technologies to create a dynamic learning experience and improve academic performance for kids in China aged 3-19. Noah has developed a nationwide sales network, powerful brand image, and accessible and diverse delivery platforms to bring its innovative content to the student population. Noah also provides a kids' English training service under the brand Little New Star in its direct-owned schools and approximately 700 franchise schools throughout China. Noah was founded in 2004 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol NED.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control which may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2007, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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APPCON(TM) 2010: World's Only Mobile App-Centric Conference and Expo Set for August 24-26 in Las Vegas
Independent and Enterprise Mobile Application Developers Come Together to Learn, Network and Strut Their Stuff at Industry's First Vendor-Neutral Event
LAS VEGAS, March 15 -- Mobile App developers from around the world will hit the Las Vegas strip this summer to learn, network and strut their stuff when APPCON(TM) 2010, the world's only App-centric event for independent and enterprise mobile App developers, kicks off Tuesday, August 24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bringing together best-in-breed mobile industry leaders, APPCON(TM) is the primary forum where developers, device and accessory manufacturers and carriers share ideas and influence the future of the mobile App industry. APPCON(TM) is all about mobile Apps, all the time, and is the only vendor-neutral forum for mobile developers on all platforms. The event runs three days, August 24-26, and is produced jointly by ConvExx and Taptopia, Inc.
"The mobile App industry is on fire right now, but most developer's forums are restricted to a specific platform," said Jeff Pressman, COO of ConvExx, a full-service show and event production company based in Las Vegas. "APPCON(TM) is the first event to open the doors for all platforms. It's ideal for corporate executives and enterprise developers who are exploring the development of mobile Apps for their company or brand."
Exclusive Expo Exhibit Time and Indie Alley
APPCON(TM) showcases the most eclectic collection of developers and world-class manufacturers and carriers during the Expo. The Expo features a full 8 hours of uninterrupted exhibit time that allows demonstrators to show off their Apps, tools and platform innovations without having to compete with concurrent sessions.
"One of the most frustrating parts of any expo or conference is having to decide between attending a workshop you don't want to miss or working the Expo floor," Pressman said. "We've eliminated that by creating exclusive expo exhibit time to allow exhibitors and attendees to meet and connect without missing a thing."
The APPCON(TM) Expo will also feature an exclusive Indie Alley, a prominent and dedicated showcase for small, independent App developers to show off their cutting-edge creations to some of the biggest names in mobile Apps, platforms and brand marketing.
App-Centered Learning Tracks
APPCON(TM) features more than 40 educational sessions covering the most relevant issues in the industry. A developer-focused track hones in on practical and technical development aspects of creating mobile Apps. A corporate IT track provides insight and expertise on how to manage mobile devices and Applications in the enterprise IT environment. The business track is aimed at App entrepreneurs and startups and covers topics on funding, intellectual property, promotion and other business-driven issues related to the App industry.
A pre-conference Hello World session is designed to help attendees get up to speed quickly on App technology before the technical sessions begin in earnest. Part training, part hands-on coding exercise, the Hello World session provides a crash course to get attendees armed and ready for the rest of the event.
"Hello World is perfect for experienced developers new to mobile App coding or for a developer experienced in one App platform looking to take a deep dive at the conference on another platform," said Bryan Scott, CEO of Taptopia, a global provider of mobile technology solutions for event organizers, convention centers and their related vendors.
Fast Pitch and Hackathon Mix Business with Pleasure
Half social event, half App showcase, the APPCON(TM) Fast Pitch marries business with pleasure, featuring cocktails, dinner and as many six-minute App demos as possible in one evening.
"Fast Pitch is a great opportunity for App developers to show off their latest creations in a casual networking atmosphere," Pressman said. "We plan to feature only the most innovative, influential and game-changing Apps, so developers need to apply now for their chance to take center stage."
APPCON(TM) will be partnering with one of the world's most innovative robotics companies to produce Hackathon, an ongoing contest that pits developer teams against one another in a battle for App supremacy. Participants will be able to get their hands on the latest robotic gear and have a chance to win prizes for their coding prowess.
Attending or exhibiting at APPCON(TM) is inexpensive, with all-inclusive packages covering booth space, setup and conference registration fees for one set price. Rooms at the Paris Hotel start at just $69 a night, and rooms at the connecting Bally's Resort start at just $49.
ConvExx, an independent show management company is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV and has produced shows all over the US and around the world. ConvExx produces tradeshows and conferences, as well as consumer events, including the Trade Show 200 Top 10 show - The SEMA Show, and the Las Vegas BikeFest®. For more information about ConvExx and all its services, please visit http://www.ConvExx.com or call 702-450-7662, ext. 102.
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Taptopia, a provider of mobile technology solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX and provides its solutions to event organizers, convention centers, and their related vendors. The company's solutions encompass leading and proven software and hardware technologies for today's most popular mobile platforms. Taptopia's team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs and technology evangelists who have been innovating and building mobile technology solutions for consumers and enterprise markets for at least a decade. For more information about Taptopia and all of its services, please visit http://www.Taptopia.com or call 972-479-8822. Taptopia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc. (MTIZ.PK).
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KEMP Technologies Adds to Family of Affordable, Feature-Rich Load Balancers
Priced at under $2,000, new server load balancer delivers high availability and increased throughput for optimized user and application traffic
YAPHANK, N.Y., March 15 -- KEMP Technologies today announced the newest member of its family of affordable load balancers. The LoadMaster 2200 ensures that each user receives the best application experience possible by intelligently and efficiently distributing user traffic among web and application servers. Like all KEMP load balancers and application delivery controllers, the LoadMaster 2200 is a low-cost device delivering higher performance, optimal throughput and increased SSL acceleration.
Priced at $1,990 and including first-year support, KEMP Technologies continues to deliver the best-value load balancers in the industry. The need for load balancers is increasing because businesses cannot risk losing customers and revenue as a result of network downtime. E-commerce and virtualization demand high performance from network applications and organizations must maintain continuous uptime despite traffic spikes, network overload and external attacks. A load balancer enables reduced risk of failure, simplified management of network resources and optimized performance all while streamlining IT costs.
The LoadMaster 2200 features four GbE Ports, 950Mbps throughput and delivers up to 200 SSL TPS. With support for redundant, stateful configuration, it provides "five nines" high availability of application servers and removes the load balancer as a single point of failure. The LoadMaster 2200 includes advanced application acceleration features such as caching and compression, which optimize performance of existing ISP links and reduces latency associated with the internal network. It also offers protection against application-level threats, even with SSL-encrypted traffic. Moreover, the LoadMaster 2200 offers IT administrators greater control and enables them to adapt to network changes easily by providing a resource optimization layer in front of applications and servers.
"Today, businesses need to expand their server and application network architecture to handle rising bandwidth requirements and explore new revenue opportunities," notes Peter Melerud, co-founder and VP of product management of KEMP Technologies. "At the same time, there is increased pressure on costs and the stress of handling issues associated with unforeseen traffic loads. KEMP Technologies provides what businesses need the ability to load balance web and data server traffic without expensive equipment investment. Available today, the LoadMaster 2200 offers the functionality associated with much higher priced load balancers at a fraction of the cost."
Like all appliances of the KEMP's LoadMaster product family, the LoadMaster 2200 offers advanced Layer 7 content switching, application health checking, L7 persistence, caching, compression, L7 intrusion prevention and SSL offloading. A comprehensive first-year hardware maintenance and support agreement is included at no extra cost, which includes telephone and email support, software updates and advance hardware replacement.
About KEMP Technologies
KEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs.
Thousands of KEMP LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Managed service providers also rely upon KEMP products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.
KEMP's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching and server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, WTS load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support - delivering industry leading price/performance value.
Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.
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MEI Furthers Its Commitment to Trade Promotion Management -- Launches New Website and Complimentary Webinar Library
On-Demand and Live Webinars Look at Actionable Trade Promotion Management Issues, Trends and Solutions
PITTSBURGH, March 15 -- MEI Computer Technology Group, Inc. - a leading developer of trade promotion management (TPM) software for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry - today announced that is has revamped its corporate website. Redesigned with usability in mind, the main goal of the upgrade was to provide a fast and simple way for individuals to learn more about the trade promotion management industry and its award winning product offerings. To view the enhancements visit http://www.meicpg.com.
As part of this upgrade, the Company also announced the availability of a new on-demand webinar library which includes front of mind topics affecting consumer packaged goods manufacturers such as TPM Trends, 5 Steps to Successful Trade Promotion Management and What Does Trade Promotion Optimization Really Mean? The site will promote the availability of live educational events including Tackling Trade Spending in the Consumer Goods Industry which will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11 a.m. PST. The site also offers podcasts, white papers, webinars, conferences, case studies and other Trade Promotion Management reference materials.
Further, industry thought leaders Rob Bois, Cindy Goulden and other CPG veterans from the MEI team continue to contribute to the Company's blog dubbed, "Trade Talk, a forum in which readers and contributors can exchange ideas and comments on a wide variety of CPG-oriented topics ranging from changing the CPG value chain to discussing some of the top CPG predictions for 2010.
MEI is a global provider of trade promotion management solutions. Founded in 1983, MEI enables companies to reshape their sales and marketing activities by directly linking all phases of the planning process, thus improving the efficiency of their customers' trade spending, account management, sales planning, forecasting and reconciling. The Company provides proven, reliable and highly reference-able sales solutions for the Consumer Goods industry, and continues to help companies such as HJ Heinz Company, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, Solo Cup, Energizer Personal Care, Morton Salt and The Schwan Food Company increase profits, strengthen brand assets and provide better supply chain and inventory management. MEI clients through the hosted model include Afexa Life Sciences, American Licorice Company, American Pie, J&J Snack Foods Corp, Marcal Manufacturing LLC, Pacific Natural Foods, Pierre Foods, Ruiz Foods, Sunny Delight, Sunsweet Growers and WhiteWave Foods. For more information on MEI, please visit http://www.meicpg.com or call 1-800-INFO-MEI.
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Society For Information Display and IMS Conferences Debut First-Ever Market Focus Conference Series During Display Week 2010
Exciting Addition to Display Week Line-up will Explore Some of the Hottest Segments in the Display Space -- TV, Lighting and Touch Technology
CAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, announced it will be collaborating with IMS Conferences, a division of IMS Research, on a new series of conferences to take place during Display Week 2010, which will be held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center from May 23-28. The SID Market Focus Conference Series, held on May 26-27 of that week, will concentrate on the critical market development issues facing three of the hottest segments in the display space -- TVs, lighting/backlighting and touch. IMS Conferences will produce these events, which will help build awareness regarding opportunities and challenges in each of these dynamic markets.
"SID is excited to be working with IMS Conferences to develop and present our first-ever Market Focus Conference Series," said Paul Drzaic, SID President. "Conference attendees and exhibitors have traditionally relied on SID to provide the most up-to-date information on technology innovations and emerging applications in important areas like these. Our new connection with IMS, and the introduction of full-day Market Focus Conferences, will deliver complementary market insights and analyses in a truly exciting way. There is no better venue than that of SID's Display Week to access both the technical and market information we'll be delivering in these red-hot areas."
According to Ross Young, IMS Research's senior vice president of displays, "We are pleased to be working with SID on their new Market Focus Conference Series. We feel this type of event will complement their outstanding technical sessions and exhibits, and lead to a more well-rounded experience for their attendees."
The Market Focus Conference Series balances out an already information-rich Symposium planned for Display Week. In fact, the Symposium portion will feature a number of sessions dedicated to some of these very same compelling technology topics--guaranteeing that attendees will have access to the most comprehensive level of information available on the market, making Display Week a one-stop-shop for all things displays. Specifically, the Market Focus Conference Series agenda includes:
TV 3.0 - The Future of TVs (May 26 and 27)
This two-day event will cover the rapidly changing TV market emphasizing 3D content and hardware, Internet content delivery, how 3D and internet TVs will be merchandised in retail, LED TVs, OLEDs, and other display and non-display advances. The entire TV supply chain is expected to be represented on the agenda and in the audience, including service providers, content developers, retailers, brands, OEMs, panel suppliers, and other materials and components manufacturers.
The Future of Lighting and Backlighting (May 26)
This event will focus on the rapidly evolving requirements and opportunities for LEDs and OLEDs in the general lighting and backlighting markets. It will feature presentations and data from experts throughout the LED supply chain as well as OLED developers, lighting and display companies, and market and financial analysts.
The Future of Touch and Interactivity (May 27)
This event will examine the market development issues, evolving technical requirements and opportunities for touch and interactive developers in the mobile, PC, TV, signage and other markets. Presenters are expected to include developers and buyers of touch screens and interactive solutions as well as companies representing the entire touch supply chain.
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About IMS Conferences
IMS Conferences is focused on the organization of international summits and conferences that explore the real world implementations of leading-edge technologies. Its events bring together international executives from technology companies, content & service providers, operators, policy & standard makers, distributors, analysts and retailers. The conferences comprise a mix of keynote speeches, case studies, panel debates and networking sessions, and are known for their high caliber of content and speakers. As a division of IMS Research, a leading global electronics market research company with over 80 analysts worldwide, IMS Conferences is able to draw on a wealth of analyst experience and industry contacts to ensure that its summits and conferences address the key issues facing each industry. IMS' client base includes most leading global electronics companies active in markets such Consumer Electronics, Displays, Lighting & LEDs, Communications & Wireless, Semiconductors, Automotive & Transportation, Factory Automation, Medical Electronics, Power & Energy and Security.
About Display Week
The 48th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2010, will take place May 23-28, 2010, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2010, visit http://www.sid2010.org, or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2010.
The Society of Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit http://www.sid.org.
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TheFind Says to Merchants: 'Feed Us Directly for Free!'
Straightforward Interface Gives Online Stores Control over their Window Displays in the World's Largest Shopping Center
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15 -- TheFind, which hosts 17 million unique monthly shoppers and sends quality traffic to 150,000 stores, today introduced an enhanced feed spec and a new merchant center that allows online and local stores to submit their product feeds directly to TheFind, for free. Most every merchant with their own online store is already in TheFind's index; however, uploading a direct product feed to TheFind provides merchants of every size with a finer degree of control over how their products are presented, including the ability to update pricing more frequently and accurately specify information important for consumers such as tax and shipping charges.
"When people search for products they are doing the online equivalent of window shopping," said Eric Peerless, chief marketing officer of Since1910 jewelers, the largest online seller of designer engagement rings, including the popular Tacori brand. "Claiming my store, becoming an UpFront Merchant and submitting a feed directly to TheFind is a free and effective way of managing my product displays to invite more shoppers inside."
As the world's largest shopping center, TheFind contains more than 500,000 online and local stores carrying over 400 million products. TheFind assembles this comprehensive array of stores and products through a mix of patented web crawling and information extraction technology, in addition to the direct feeds it already accepts from many large merchants.
Submitting a feed is easy, at merchant.thefind.com. Store owners must first "claim" their store and complete the basic store registration information. Then, merchants can immediately begin submitting and directly managing their own product feeds to TheFind. Merchants can use popular feed formats such as GoogleBase, or they can use TheFind's new enhanced feed spec, which includes more detailed attributes relevant to a growing number of online shoppers.
In addition to direct management of how product information is displayed, the new tax and shipping tool highlights the re-launched merchant center. In simplifying the task of compiling data for tax and shipping costs using simple radio buttons and drop down menus, merchants can quickly provide shoppers on TheFind with a greater level of transparency by specifying where and how they ship and in which states they collect sales tax.
"We wanted to make it as fast and easy as possible for merchants to get their feeds directly into TheFind, which is exactly why we are perfectly happy to receive the GoogleBase feed that many merchants are already using," said Jordan Keffer, director of merchant programs at TheFind. "We also know - based on our own data - that existing feed specs don't cover many of the product attributes consumers search for, so we've taken this opportunity to also define a new feed spec that better matches how shoppers actually search for products and stores."
Registering with TheFind and becoming an "UpFront Merchant," also a free service, allows merchants to provide buyers a greater degree of confidence by presenting easily located store detail information. Importantly, UpFront merchants and merchants who submit their feeds directly to TheFind improve the quality of the store and product information consumers are seeking, thereby enhancing the relevancy of their product listings which typically increases the quality and quantity of the shoppers who visit their store from TheFind.
TheFind is the world's largest shopping center where more than 500,000 online and local stores can be found selling over 400 million products to more than 17 million unique monthly shoppers. Opened to the public in 2007 and profitable since late 2008, TheFind has received multiple patents for its innovative shopping aggregation and search technology that combines an unsurpassed array of stores, products, coupons, reviews and other information relevant to all shoppers. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., TheFind's investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures.
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