Synch-Solutions Named to U.S. and Illinois Top Business Lists for 2010
CHICAGO, April 5 -- Synch-Solutions, a leading management consulting and information technology solutions company, announced today that it has been named one of the top businesses in the United States by DiversityBusiness.com, the nation's primary resource portal enabling small businesses to connect with Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities.
Synch-Solutions is proud to receive the following five diversity awards for 2010:
-- Top 100 African American Owned Businesses in the U.S.
-- Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses in the U.S.
-- Top 500 Privately-held Businesses in the U.S.
-- Top 100 Diversity Owned Businesses in Illinois
-- Top 100 Privately-held Businesses in Illinois
"We're honored to be recognized by DiversityBusiness.com in five categories this year, and to be among the top 25 in two categories for our state," said John Sterling, CEO of Synch-Solutions. "Although last year held many challenges, we have continued to succeed due to our experience, integrity, and commitment to quality and community."
Synch-Solutions will be honored, along with the other winners, at a special awards ceremony at DiversityBusiness.com's 10th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 27-29, 2010, in Washington, D.C. For the complete list of winning companies, please visit http://www.diversitybusiness.com.
Synch-Solutions is a management consulting and technology services firm providing Enterprise Resource Planning implementation and upgrade services, Business Intelligence Solutions, Hosted and Remotely Managed Information Technology Services, Legacy System Modernizations and Enterprise Content Management Solutions. The company is headquartered in Chicago and maintains offices in New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis and New Orleans. Industries served include government, education, healthcare, utilities and commercial businesses.
Synch-Solutions cultivates a culture of corporate citizenship. Company executives have a strong commitment to giving back to the communities in which they work. John Sterling serves on many non-profit boards, and the company commits time and resources to initiatives focused on improving the welfare of children and on economic development for minorities.
DiversityBusiness.com is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to large organizational buyers. The site, produced by CCAii, has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design.
CONTACT: Thomas Wrobel of Synch-Solutions, +1-312-252-3700,
The ClearCube I9422 Zero Client and I9424 Zero Client With Integrated Smart Card Reader Achieve VMware Ready(TM) Status
AUSTIN, Texas, April 5 -- ClearCube Technology, the leader in centralized computing, today announced that its I9422 zero client and I9424 zero client with integrated smart card reader have achieved VMware Ready(TM) status. This designation indicates that I9422 and I9424 have passed detailed evaluations and testing processes managed by VMware and are now listed on the VMware View Hardware Compatibility List.
Passing the extensive VMware-specified testing helps ensure that ClearCube I9422 and I9424 make the best use of VMware technology and are ready for deployment in customer environments.
"We are pleased that the ClearCube I9422 and I9424 zero clients qualify for the VMware Ready(TM) logo, signifying to customers that they have passed specific VMware testing and interoperability criteria and are ready to run in production environments," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware.
"ClearCube has a long history of delivering innovative centralized computing solutions to government customers," said Dan Cordingley, President and CEO of Teradici Corporation. "The I9424 expands on the value of the uncompromised PCoIP® user experience by integrating a whole new security layer that is critical for secure government installations."
"Two areas of focus that are increasingly important to government customers are security and energy efficiency and the I9422 and I9424 are purpose-built to deliver on those requirements," said Randy Printz, CEO of ClearCube Technology. "Our customers are slashing the TCO of computing by combining the security and energy efficiency benefits of the I9422 and I9424 with the management and computing efficiency of VMware View."
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 I9424, I9422 and other ClearCube PCoIP zero clients, visit: http://www.clearcube.com/centralized-computing-pcoip-vmware-solutions.html
Contact: Jeff Fugitt
Cell Phone: 512.653.8295
Source: ClearCube Technology
CONTACT: Jeff Fugitt of ClearCube Technology, +1-512-652-3238, cell,
New Edition of Safe Eyes Mobile Filtered Browser Safeguards Children Online
ATLANTA, April 5 -- InternetSafety.com today announced that Safe Eyes Mobile, the first filtered web browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch, will also protect children using Apple's new iPad tablet by enabling parents to restrict access to inappropriate online content. Utilizing award-winning Safe Eyes filtering technology, Safe Eyes Mobile for the iPad will automatically block 35 categories of web sites while also offering the same pinch-and-tap zoom, bookmarks and built-in Google search as the built-in Safari browser it is designed to replace.
Like Safe Eyes Mobile for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the iPad version allows parents to block access to web sites containing pornography, violence, gambling, drugs and other objectionable content by selecting any combination of blacklisted categories from a menu. Parents can also create custom lists of banned and allowed sites, and adjust other settings within the app instead of having to navigate to a website. Enhancements in the iPad version include desktop-style browsing tabs for easier visibility of open windows and faster download speeds.
"The iPhone and iPod Touch have clearly penetrated the youth market. The iPad is expected to be equally if not more successful in the youth demographic. Industry observers are already calling it 'the children's toy of the year' and saying that it will transform education as well," said Forrest Collier, CEO of InternetSafety.com. "Our new Safe Eyes Mobile edition equips parents and schools with the means to deliver a safe and healthy online environment for young iPad users."
Safe Eyes Mobile also syncs with the home version of Safe Eyes whether installed on a PC or Mac, enabling profiles and settings to follow a user from desktop to iPhone to iPad. This unique syncing ability ensures consistent protection across multiple devices.
Safe Eyes Mobile for the iPad is available immediately in the App store for a one-time fee of $19.99. To learn more visit http://www.internetsafety.com.
InternetSafety.com has been a leading provider of web filtering solutions for consumers and businesses since 1999. The company's flagship software, Safe Eyes, is the two-time recipient of the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award, earned a separate Editor's Choice Award from LAPTOP Magazine, and was rated as the #1 parental control solution by America's leading consumer advocacy publication. Other products include Safe Eyes Mobile, the first family-safe browser for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad; EtherShield, a network-level solution offering plug-and-play Internet filtering for business environments; and Safe Eyes Business, an end-point filtering service for businesses of any size. The company's products are used by customers in more than 150 countries. The company also supplies the technology for McAfee® Family Protection online safety software. For more information, visit http://www.internetsafety.com.
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Unity Medical Announces New iPad Application to be Piloted by Leading Hospitals
New iPad App Utilizes Interactive Video to Enhance Patient Experience at Point of Care and Beyond
BOISE, Idaho, April 5 -- Unity Medical, Inc. a premier provider of digital health tools that enhance the patient experience today announced that two pioneering hospital systems will pilot the company's new Medical Video jLog(TM) for the Apple iPad(TM), an innovative application that utilizes short form interactive video to explain common medical procedures such as CT scans, cardiac stent placements, and physical rehabilitation treatment. Florida Hospital for Children at Walt Disney Pavilion in Orlando and St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho will pilot customized versions of the jLog app starting Monday, April 5.
"At Florida Hospital, we are continuously seeking new ways to enhance patient engagement and ultimately patient outcomes. Technology is a critical part of that mix," said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children. "This application will support our patient resource specialists in ensuring that children and their parents understand and feel comfortable with important medical procedures and mitigate any potential fears or concerns they may have."
The Florida Hospital application consists of an animated sequence of five 2-4 minute videos and interactive Q&A featuring a young boy named Max and his bear friend Buddy as Buddy undergoes a CT scan. Videos are conversational, entertaining, age-appropriate, and provide children with a detailed overview of the procedure. A similar jLog for MRIs will soon be added.
The pilot program with St. Luke's will initially include more than 20 jLogs, which includes content for patients undergoing heart and vascular procedures, and for those participating in physical rehabilitation programs. Patients can view videos and patient testimonials on iPads in the hospital or download content directly from the iTunes store to their iPad at home, for use anywhere they choose.
"St. Luke's Health System has worked collaboratively with Unity Medical on a number of Web-based platforms to prepare patients for medical procedures and hospital visits or allow them to interact with health care providers from home - user-friendly technology that patients say helps them feel connected and knowledgeable about their condition," said David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., President and CEO of St. Luke's Health System. "We believe the new jLog iPad application will further enhance patients' experience both at the point of care, and wherever they choose to receive the information."
"Unity Medical has been fortunate to work with healthcare leaders committed to evolving and improving the medical experience by increasing patient engagement," said Michael Boerner, Founder and CEO, Unity Medical. "Now with a platform like the iPad that is highly portable, we can offer dynamic, visual and impactful educational tools like jLog that support health care professionals and their mission of serving the patient in the hospital and clinic setting."
Research has shown that video-assisted patient education can increase patient knowledge and satisfaction and reduce anxieties. jLog was initially developed as a Web-based platform and is now being expanded to mobile technologies including the iPad.
Interviews, b-roll and product demonstrations are available upon request.
About Unity Medical
Unity Medical, an award-winning, innovator of healthcare technology combines HD video production with Web 2.0 tools and high level strategic consulting to create a best-in-class, patient engagement and education platform. The goal of Unity Medical product and services is to connect people and information, increase patient safety, reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care. Its clients include leading hospitals, clinics, and healthcare organizations looking for new ways to enhance the patient experience and reduce the overall burden on the healthcare system.
About Florida Hospital
The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is a full-service facility served by more than 70 pediatric specialists, one of the largest panels of pediatric experts in Central Florida and a highly trained pediatric team of more than 600 employees. This unique children's hospital provides patients with private, family-centered pediatric rooms, a dedicated pediatric emergency department and an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery. The recent expansion includes a seven-floor dedicated entrance, three-story lobby, and when completed the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children will have a total of more than 200 pediatric beds.
About St. Luke's Health System
St. Luke's Health System is Idaho's largest and only locally controlled health care system employing more than 7,800 people. With hospitals in Boise, Meridian, Ketchum and Twin Falls, St. Luke's provides patients with unmatched care in specialized medical fields including cancer, heart and vascular, obstetrics, women's services and children's health care. To find out more, visit http://www.stlukesonline.org.
SPB Software, a leading mobile applications and games developer announces
the release of SPB TV for webOS. This is the very first application from SPB
Software for this eye candy Linux-based mobile operating system. SPB TV is a
mobile IPTV viewer with TV-like usability, designed for tuning in to publicly
available digital TV channels from all over the world.
SPB TV features exclusive and patent-pending usability innovations and
gives the mobile subscribers easy access to over a hundred and twenty of
international TV channels, directly from their phones. The application
supports must-have TV features, such as a TV browser with quick channel
previews, an instantly accessible TV guide for all offered channels, quick
channel switching and more.
With the arrival of SPB TV for webOS, SPB Software expands the list of
supported platforms (including also Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows
Mobile and Symbian), at the same time expanding the new line of TV 2.0 apps -
free-of-charge, no-subscription-fee programs supported with advertising
revenues. The application is ad-supported: an advertisement is shown while
the stream is buffering when user opens a channel.
SPB TV for webOS Main Features:
- Quick channel preview (picture-in-picture)
- Integrated TV guide
- A wide selection of public TV channels
- Adaptive network bandwidth control
Pricing and Availability
SPB TV for webOS is compatible with Palm Pre and Palm Pre Plus devices
with firmware version 1.4 and above. Palm Pixi and Palm Pixi Plus are
expected to become compatible with SPB TV app when firmware 1.4.1 becomes
available. The application can be downloaded from on-device AppCatalog for
free, there is also no monthly subscription fee. The application is
ad-supported: an advertisement is shown every time user switches the channel
while the stream is buffering.
SPB is a leading brand in mobile software, standing for a unique line of
popular consumer products and partnerships with the world's most innovative
handset makers and wireless carriers. SPB's software solutions deliver richer
smartphone experiences and enable subscribers to do more with their mobile
data connections. SPB Software is the maker of the world's single number one
bestselling mobile application - SPB Mobile Shell. For more information,
please visit http://www.spb.com.
ARRIS to Display Full Suite of DOCSIS(R) 3.0, On Demand, Access, IP Video Transport and Assurance Solutions at Canitec
SUWANEE, Ga., April 5 -- ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) will provide Latin American cable operators the chance to view its innovative wideband video, data and voice solutions portfolio at this year's Canitec Conference and Exhibition, April 28-30 in Monterrey, Mexico. Additionally, two of ARRIS' senior technologists will present workshops during the event.
ARRIS will display its Three Screens On Demand content solution, in conjunction with a third party open User Guide, that allows customers to get all their entertainment and information from their device of choice - TV, computer or handheld wireless device. ARRIS will also showcase its Wideband high speed data platform, consisting of the C4® and C4c(TM) CMTS' with Touchstone® multi-line DOCSIS 3.0 data and voice modems, and its Network and Remote Workforce management solutions. Additionally, ARRIS access and transport platforms will be on display, including the CHP Headend Platform, CORWave(TM) and CORWave II multi wavelength transmitters, fiber solutions including RFoG and EPON and Opti Max(TM) optical nodes. For customers looking for advanced IP video and transport solutions, the EGT line of encoders and the versatile D5® Universal Edge QAM will be available.
Conducting workshops during Canitec are ARRIS CTO Ken Wright, who will address Technology Solutions for Meeting Growing Capacity Requirements - Wednesday, April 28th - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM; and Senior Director of Sales Engineering Patricio Latini, who will present ways of Avoiding Piracy in DOCSIS Networks -- Thursday, April 29th - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of technology supporting triple- and quad-play broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver carrier-grade telephony, network video processing, whole home video, demand driven video, next-generation advertising, network and workforce management solutions, access and transport architectures and ultra high-speed data services. Headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Suwanee; Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Kirkland, WA; State College, PA; Wallingford, CT; Waltham, MA; Cork, Ireland; and Shenzhen, China, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at http://www.arrisi.com.
CONTACT: Alex Swan, ARRIS Media Relations, +1-678-473-8327,
Princeton allpoints Offers First Opaque White Ink Digital Press In Region
Robbinsville to Host Hewlett-Packard Product that Bridges Offset and Digital Printing
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J., April 5 -- Princeton allpoints Communications, LLC, a division of Princeton Fulfillment Solutions, LLC, a leading information distribution company providing eBusiness and eCommerce solutions, today announces it has acquired the new Hewlett-Packard Indigo Press 5500, a seven-color digital sheet-fed press that is the first in the United States to offer opaque white ink. The HP Indigo Press 5500 is being installed at the company's Robbinsville, N.J., facility making Princeton allpoints a first-to-market organization in the region with this type of press.
"Princeton allpoints continues to lead in the offering of today's best fully integrated marketing solutions," explained Manny Ortiz, chairman and CEO, Princeton Fulfillment Solutions. "The incorporation of this premier Hewlett-Packard digital printing technology maintains our long-standing commitment to bring our clients only the highest-quality digital print products."
The new HP Indigo Press 5500 is an advanced digital sheet-fed press model offering near-zero downtime on spot color ink replacement, expanded range of supported media and resolution enhancement technology for higher-resolution imaging of up to 1,200 dots per inch (dpi). Featuring liquid transparent ink, the HP Indigo Press 5500 effectively bridges the gap between the qualities of offset and digital printing, enhancing designer and creative capability by offering opaque white ink for the first time outside the traditional offset printing environment. The HP Indigo Press 5500 is designed specifically for the production of marketing collateral, direct mail, photo specialty products, books and manuals, with the ability to produce 68 four-color or 272 single-color pages per minute.
"The HP Indigo Press 5500's opaque white ink capability will, for the first time, address the needs of the high-end requirements of designers and advertising agencies, adding superior quality and timeliness to every project," said Ortiz. "With the HP Indigo Press 5500, Princeton allpoints now offers top-quality, digitally produced collateral materials that exceed market standards while offering the broadest range of design quality and value."
Additionally, the HP Indigo Press 5500 offers the most enhanced productivity of any digital press in its class and is capable of printing in excess of 1.5 million color pages or more than 5 million monochrome pages per month.
"The HP Indigo Press 5500 offers the best of both worlds: digital printing's quick turnaround and near-real time print messaging while complementing and maintaining the high-end look and feel of offset printing that is critical to most corporate identity elements," noted Leon Clarin, business development manager for Hewlett-Packard.
From its Robbinsville facility, a joint venture between Princeton Fulfillment Solutions and Towne allpoints Communications Inc., the company offers a complete suite of data processing services, full-color print-on-demand digital printing -- including the new HP Indigo Press 5500 -- along with continuous and cut sheet laser printing, turn-key direct mail services and fully integrated fulfillment services.
About Princeton Fulfillment Solutions, LLC
Princeton Fulfillment Solutions, LLC is a leading provider of eBusiness and eCommerce solutions offering Internet marketing optimization, full color print-on-demand, custom software and application development, fulfillment and direct mail services. The company develops and implements fully integrated B2B and B2C client solutions that lower costs, decrease cycle times and increase profitability to Fortune 500 and emerging growth companies across a wide range of industries. Princeton Fulfillment Solutions is headquartered in Hamilton, New Jersey, with operational hubs in Mercerville and Robbinsville, New Jersey, and West Chester, Ohio. For more information, visit http://www.princetonfulfillment.com.
About Towne allpoints Communications Inc.
Towne allpoints Communications Inc. has been a leader in direct response communications since 1953. Towne's corporate headquarters is located in Santa Ana, California, and it offers the following services: Digital and Offset Print Management, Web-based communication tools, Mail Processing, File Processing, Hi-Speed Imaging, Bindery services, Warehousing, logistics, receiving, product and collateral pick-n-pack, e-mail broadcasting, instant messaging and Digital Asset Management. For more information, visit http://www.towne.com.
Source: Princeton allpoints Communications, LLC
CONTACT: Rod Hughes, Oxford Communications Inc., +1-609-397-4242, ext.
179, email@example.com; or Stephen Pasi, Princeton Fulfillment
Solutions, +1-609-890-6900, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newly Ratified ZigBee Health Care Profile Now Available for Public Download
Public availability will spur innovation in telemedicine to help people live healthier, independent lives
SAN RAMON, Calif., April 5 -- The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, residential, commercial and consumer electronics applications, today announced the Board of Directors has ratified ZigBee Health Care and made the standard publicly available. ZigBee Health Care offers new ways to help people of all ages live healthier and more independent lives while lowering healthcare costs.
ZigBee Health Care provides a global, open standard for interoperable, low-power wireless devices enabling secure monitoring and management of noncritical, low-acuity healthcare services targeted at chronic disease management, elderly care, wellness, in-patient and asset tracking. It supports thousands of devices on a single network and provides full support for IEEE 11073 devices, making each device eligible for FDA certification. ZigBee Health Care products are ideal for use within homes, fitness centers, retirement communities, nursing homes and other medical care facilities. The standard meets the diverse requirements of consumers, service providers, care providers, payers, product manufacturers and policymakers. More information, and the standard download, can be found at http://www.Zigbee.org/healthcare.
In June 2009 the Continua Health Alliance, the leading non-profit coalition of major health care and technology companies in the industry, endorsed ZigBee Health Care as Continua's low-power local area network (LAN) standard. Continua recommends ZigBee Health Care for sensing and control in professional settings, homes, recreation centers and across large campuses as it offers secure, robust, battery-efficient wireless connectivity for patient activity and facilities monitoring while delivering the freedom of wireless operation outside of buildings. In addition, ZigBee is a proven low-power technology that coexists with other wireless technologies, including Wi-Fi.
"ZigBee Health Care provides a wide variety of remote and wireless health monitoring services that can inspire everyone to take a more active role in their own wellness and fitness," said Dr. Robert F. Heile, chairman of the ZigBee Alliance. "Wireless products based on ZigBee Health Care will enable people to get the care they need without sacrificing their independent lifestyles and mobility."
The ZigBee Alliance and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) are currently working together to educate both health care professionals and consumers on the benefits of telecommunications technologies.
According to a recent report by Pike & Fischer, telemedicine spending is projected to reach $3.6 billion annually by 2014. In the United States, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 includes $20 billion for health information technology, with a focus on electronic medical records and telemedicine.
ZigBee: Control your world
ZigBee is the global wireless language connecting dramatically different devices to work together and enhance everyday life. The ZigBee Alliance is a non-profit association of more than 340 members driving development of ZigBee wireless technology. The Alliance promotes world-wide adoption of ZigBee as the leading wirelessly networked, sensing and control standard for use in consumer electronic, energy, home, commercial and industrial areas. For more information, visit: http://www.ZigBee.org.
Roundtable Concepts Inc. is launching RTC23, their officially licensed Marvel Comic LCD and LED HDTVs. The cast of characters consists of Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor and others. Your favorite Marvel Super Hero is embellished on the bottom two corners of the frame and is offered in 22", 32", 42" and 55" HD LCD screen sizes as well as 40" and 46" LED HDTVs. Now here's the cool part, not only do the characters appear on the casing but when you power on the TV, the name and the character appear on the screen for approximately 8 seconds making it the "Ultimate Comic Fan's TV" which RTC23 titles it's i23s system technology that simply makes TVs more fun. Order online at http://www.RTC23.com or call 321-363-3794 for more info. To learn more about Marvel Comics, visit the Marvel website at http://www.MARVEL.com
Saepio Releases the Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Strategy Guide
Planning Resource Helps Managers of Distributed Marketing Networks Understand, Build and Execute a Successful EMM Strategy
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 5 -- Currently, managers of distributed marketing organizations are under increased pressure to improve measurable processes and maximize return on marketing investment. Helping marketers rise to this challenge, Saepio, a leading provider of marketing technology for corporations with distributed marketing networks, announced the first workbook in the Saepio Distributed Marketing Leadership Series, entitled "The Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM) Strategy Guide."
The guide serves as a concise planning resource for CMOs and VPs of marketing who manage distributed marketing networks, and covers topics such as:
-- Preparing for tomorrow's consumer
-- What is EMM?
-- How should you be using EMM?
-- Building your EMM strategy
-- Creating an ROI case
"Marketers within distributed organizations have a unique set of challenges that differ greatly from those of traditional marketers," said Stephen Tucker, Vice President at Saepio. "Since Saepio is laser focused on addressing the challenges of these marketers, we have a rare opportunity to help educate marketers on the value that EMM can bring to their organization, in terms of streamlining a very complex process and also increasing the return on marketing investment."
Saepio's powerful software platform combined with an extensive portfolio of support services automates the marketing process, eliminates redundancy and ensures that all marketers connected to the brand - whether global, distributed, franchise, VAR or chain store marketers - have the assets and tools they need to quickly customize and execute campaigns.
Saepio also announced that the second workbook in the Saepio Distributed Marketing Leadership Series, "Exploding Brand Value at the Local Level" will release in mid April. This guidebook outlines best practice principles that make corporate brands hum at the local level.
Saepio empowers marketers to plan and execute meaningful and engaging marketing campaigns across distributed networks and around the globe - ensuring local relevance, brand consistency, speed to market and significant cost savings. The world's best known brands turn to Saepio's powerful software platform and extensive portfolio of support services to automate the marketing process, eliminate redundancy and ensure that all marketers connected to the brand - whether global, distributed, franchise, VAR or chain store marketers - have the assets and tools they need to quickly customize and execute campaigns. To learn more about Saepio, visit http://www.saepio.com.
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FreeWave Continues to Improve IO Expansion Wireless Data Radio Family With New Models and Enhanced Features
New models of FreeWave's popular IO Expansion line provide additional IO to any serial network
BOULDER, Colo., April 5 -- FreeWave Technologies, (http://www.freewave.com/), manufacturer of the most reliable, high-performance spread spectrum and licensed radios for critical data transmission, today announced three additional models with several new and improved features to its IO Expansion family. The new additions make it easier for customers to leverage their existing hardware investments with significant performance improvements. The FreeWave IO Expansion family is especially well-suited for applications in the water purification, wastewater treatment, oil and gas automation, agriculture irrigation, monitoring and control markets.
"We created our IO Expansion series to meet the needs of customers who want more IO, but don't want to have to purchase a new system to get the additional IO points," explained Ken Granader, vice president of sales at FreeWave. "Based on customer feedback, we've continued developing new models with enhancements that make IO Expansion available for a wider range of applications and compatible with more radios."
The IO Expansion Module is known for offering a scalable IO solution with up to 12 IO points per module. Also, up to 16 modules can be stacked on the radio or base module -- allowing up to 192 additional IO points per 16 module stack. This adds significant flexibility to an existing FreeWave Modbus IO network. Now, with the introduction of the Serial Base, expandable IO points can be added to any existing serial network regardless of manufacturer. Along with the peace of mind that goes with 100 percent temperature tested radios, users can rest assured of measurement accuracy. The 0.10 percent accuracy of analog input measurements across the entire operating temperature means that users can be confident in the reported measurements and reduce their process errors.
New models and additional enhancements to FreeWave's IO Expansion family include:
-- Serial Base: IOE-X-4422PC - with this model, local IO can be added to
any serial equipment or serial wireless network, such as existing
non-FreeWave wireless serial networks and existing PLCs or RTUs. Both
solutions allow customers to increase the number of IO points without
the expense of upgrading to new communication or control hardware.
-- Radio Base: FGR2-IO-IOE - provides a wireless base for IO Expansion to
any new or existing FGR serial network with up to 60 miles with
-- Expansion Module: IOE-X-4422-P - offers universally configurable IO
expansion to either the Radio Base (FGR2-IO-IOE) or Serial Base
The enhanced IO Expansion family is manufactured with the same quality, reliability, performance, testing and low-power consumption customers have come to expect with all FreeWave radios. Additional information is available online at http://www.freewave.com/products/product-258.html or by contacting FreeWave at 866-923-9948.
About FreeWave Technologies
Founded in 1993, FreeWave Technologies manufactures the most reliable, high performing, lowest power consumption, spread spectrum and licensed radios for mission-critical data transmission. Through engineering excellence and a relentless commitment to best-in-class manufacturing, FreeWave customers enjoy superior radio up-time, range and the lowest cost of ownership available. Based in Boulder, Colorado, FreeWave designs and manufactures radios that are the leading choice for oil and gas, utility, military and numerous other industrial applications. Organizations that count on radio data communications for operational success - where failure and down-time are not an option - trust FreeWave for custom network design, system engineering and customer support that is unparalleled in the market. For additional information, contact FreeWave directly at 866.399.4930 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the company's website at http://www.freewave.com.
China Interactive Education Reports Financial Strong Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 and Guidance for 2010
ZHONGSHAN CITY, China, April 5 -- China Interactive Education, Inc., (BULLETIN BOARD: CIVN) ("China Interactive Education" or the "Company"), a pioneer in interactive teaching and learning solutions in China, today announced strong financial results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009.
Q4 2009 Financial Highlights
-- Revenues increased 191% year over year to $15.0 million
-- Gross profit rose 65% year over year to $5.0 million, representing a
33% gross margin
-- Operating income, excluding stock based compensation issued in
relation to the reverse merger cost, rose 65% to $4.6 million, with a
43% operating margin
-- Net income, excluding stock based compensation issued in relation to
the reverse merger cost, grew 74% to $4.0 million, or $0.06 per basic
and diluted share
-- Stock based compensation issued in relation to the reverse merger cost
was $1.1 million
Fiscal year ended 2009 Financial Highlights
-- Revenues increased 85% year over year to $27.5 million
-- Gross profit rose 53% year over year to $13.3 million, representing a
48% gross margin
-- Operating income, excluding stock based compensation issued in
relation to the reverse merger cost, rose 47.2% to $11.7 million, with
a 43% operating margin
-- Net income, excluding stock based compensation issued in relation to
the reverse merger cost, grew 47% to $10.0 million, or $0.15 per basic
and diluted share
"We saw strong growth in revenues and profits in the fiscal year ended 2009 as we successfully launched our Educational Learning Product ("ELP") and completed our reverse acquisition of MenQ Technology Group Limited," commented Mr. Ruofei Chen, CEO of China Interactive Education.
Q4 2009 Financial Results
For the three months ended December 31, 2009, revenue grew 191% to $15.0 million, compared to $5.1 million in the same period of 2008. The increase in revenue was largely due to the launch of our new Education Learning Product ("ELP") product line.
Gross profit for the fourth quarter of 2009 grew 65% year over year to $5.0 million, compared to $3.0 million in the same period of 2008. Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue was 33.3% and 58.7% for the fourth quarter of 2009 and 2008, respectively. The decrease in the gross margin was primarily due to our discount in the 2009 fourth quarter of the selling price for our ELP product in order to increase the volume of products sold during the period.
Selling, general and administrative expenses grew $0.14 million, or 67% year over year to $0.36 million, compared to $0.22 million in the same period of 2008. This increase was mainly due to expenses incurred in connection with the establishment and new operation of MenQ China during the 2009 fourth quarter.
Income from operations, excluding one-off merger expenses of $1.1 million, increased by $1.8 million, or 63.3%, to $4.6 million, compared to $2.8 million in the same period of 2008. The reason for such an increase was mainly due to the introduction of our new ELP product line and ELP sales which commenced in 2009.
Net income, excluding one-off merger expenses of $1.1 million, grew 74.0%, to $4.0 million, compared to $2.3 million in the same period of 2008.
Full Year 2009 Financial Results
During the year, the Company achieved the following milestones:
-- Launched ELP product line in fiscal year of 2009 and its revenue
segment amounted to $17.4 million
-- Completed the reverse acquisition of MenQ Technology Group Limited on
December 15, 2009
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, revenues grew 85% to $27.5 million, compared to $14.8 million in fiscal year 2008. This increase was mainly due to the introduction of our new ELP product line and ELP sales which commenced in 2009. We generated 53.7% and 35.1% of our revenue from ELP sales and development fee, respectively, during fiscal year of 2009, compared to nil and 74.1%, respectively, in the 2008 period.
Gross profit increased $4.6 million, or 53.1%, to $13.3 million in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, from $8.7 million in the 2008 period. Gross profit as a percentage of net revenue was 48.4% and 58.6% for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively. The decrease in the gross margin was primarily due to our discount in the 2009 fourth quarter of the selling price for our ELP product in order to increase the volume of products sold during the period.
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased $0.8 million, or 108.9%, to $1.6 million in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, from $0.8 million in 2008. This increase was mainly due to expenses incurred in connection with the establishment and initial operation of MenQ China in 2009. We expect selling, general and administrative expenses to stay within the normal range as we plan to increase the number of employees in anticipation of growing business demand.
Income from operations, excluding stock based compensation of $1.1 million, increased by $2.7 million, or 33.3%, to $10.6 million in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 from $8.0 million last year. The increase was mainly due to the introduction of our new ELP product line and ELP sales which commenced in 2009.
The Company's subsidiaries, MenQ Technology Limited ("MenQ China") and MenQ International Limited ("MenQ HK"), are subject to an enterprise income tax ("EIT") rate of 25% of assessable profits and income tax in Hong Kong rate of 16.5% of assessable profits respectively.
Net income, excluding stock based compensation of $1.1 million, grew 47.1%, to $10.0 million in the fiscal year ended 2009, or $0.154 per basic and diluted share, compared to $6.8 million in the year of 2008.
For 2009, cash flow from operations totaled $4.9 million. Cash used in investing activities totaled $0.3 million. Cash used in financing activities totaled $4.7 million in 2009.
As of December 31, 2009, the Company had $0.35 million in cash and cash equivalents, total current assets of $13.2 million and total assets of $14.2 million. The Company's stockholders' equity is $5.2 million as a result of net income earned during the year.
Since January 1, 2010, the Company has signed multiple framework contracts valued at approximately $94 million with local area distributors for the sale of its new Interactive Classroom Solution ("ICS") products, which it plans to launch in 2010, and its new Educational Learning Products ("ELP") which it launched in 2009. The contracts are with local area distributors who have agreed to purchase the Company's products at wholesale prices and sell them within specific authorized geographic locations throughout China, subject to the Company's right to terminate or renew distribution contracts if sales targets are not met.
Approximately $80 million of the Company's contract wins are in the ICS product segment and approximately $14 million are in the ELP segment. The Company expects that as a result of these contracts, the Company's pioneering ICS product sales and distribution network will cover more than 149,000 schools in Guangdong, Shandong, Fujian, Sichuan, Guangxi, Shanghai and Beijing, and that the Company's ELP products will reach retail distribution networks in 18 provinces resulting in more than 2,000 points of sale. The ELP contract wins mark the Company's introduction of its own "Five-Best Student" brand into existing distribution channels throughout China, along with its other licensed brands.
Outlook for 2010
The Company intends to manage its national operations from six regional offices and to continue the development and marketing of its new ELP product line and to expand into its new ICS product segments.
Mr. Ruofei Chen further remarked, "We are very pleased with the continued success of our ELP segment and are very excited with the successful launch of our innovative ICS product line. We believe that our ICS solution will be a key growth driver for the Company as we provide complete end-to-end solutions to schools with new technology at a much affordable price. With new contracts signed up-to-date, we feel comfortable in achieving the 2010 guidance."
Fiscal Year 2010 Guidance
For the full year 2010, the Company projects $90 - $106 million in revenue growth, driven by the expansion into its new ICS product segment and continued expansion of its ELP segment. The Company expects that net income will likely grow to $17 - $20 million.
About China Interactive Education
China Interactive Education, Inc., headquartered in Zhongshan, China, is a pioneer in providing interactive teaching and learning solutions to China's educational institutions, professional training schools, and individuals. The Company's proprietary educational materials, co-developed with one of China's leading universities and groups of educational professionals, are embedded in its self-developed interactive hardware and software solutions. China Interactive Education sells its interactive classroom solutions (ICS) directly to educational institutions, as well as through area distributors, and its electronic learning products (ELP) are sold under its own "Five-Best Student" consumer brand as well as other licensed brands through retail points of sale throughout China. To learn more about the Company, please visit http://www.menq.com.cn.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release may contain certain 'forward-looking statements' relating to the business of China Interactive Education, Inc., and its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding: the significance of the Company's contract wins on the Company's business and operations; the likelihood that the Company's ICS solution will be a key growth driver in 2010 and beyond; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives, including the fiscal year 2010 guidance; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believes,' 'expects' or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov/). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.
--FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW--
CHINA INTERACTIVE EDUCATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008
Net sales $27,488,837 $14,844,024
Cost of sales 14,183,238 6,153,524
Gross profit 13,305,599 8,690,500
Selling, General and
Administrative Expenses 1,557,081 745,562
Income from operations 11,748,518 7,944,938
Merger expenses 1,128,000 -
Other income 1,015 35,146
Income before income taxes 10,621,533 7,980,084
Income taxes 1,721,085 1,162,393
Net income 8,900,448 6,817,691
CHINA INTERACTIVE EDUCATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008
Cash and cash equivalents $351,544 $440,000
Accounts receivable, net of
allowance 11,006,809 74,755
Inventories 1,152,365 -
Deposits, prepayment and other
receivables 656,236 19,256
Due from a related company - 131,644
Due from related parties - 7,418,985
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS 13,166,954 8,084,640
Property and equipment 402,897 34,649
Intangible assets 581,604 800,127
TOTAL ASSETS $14,151,455 $8,919,416
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Accounts payable $4,687,232 $ -
Other payables and accrued expenses 160,449 3,213
Advances from customers 255,852 217,155
Value added and other taxes payable 1,737,623 -
Income tax payable 742,937 16,270
Due to related parties 1,357,954 -
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES 8,942,047 236,638
Common stock, par $0.01;
Authorized capital, 200,000,000
Shares issued and outstanding
(2009:65,000,000, 65,000 60,400
2008: 60,400,000 shares)
Additional paid-in capital 1,128,000 -
Retained earnings 3,540,507 8,288,313
Statutory reserves 87,884 -
Accumulated other comprehensive
income 388,017 334,065
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 5,209,408 8,682,778
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
EQUITY $14,151,455 $8,919,416
CHINA INTERACTIVE EDUCATION, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2009 AND 2008
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income $8,900,448 $6,817,691
Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash
provided by operating activities:
Depreciation of property, plant and
equipment 32,413 6,518
Amortization of intangible assets 219,180 191,124
Merger expenses 1,128,000 -
Decrease (increase) in assets:
Accounts receivable (10,927,444) (74,504)
Inventories (1,151,922) -
Deposits, prepayment and other receivables (636,764) 6,189
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
Accounts payable 4,685,371 -
Other payable and accrued expenses 154,258 1,281
Advances from customers 38,801 (127,878)
Value added and other taxes payable 1,736,893 -
Income tax payable 726,354 4,126
Net cash provided by operating activities 4,905,588 6,824,547
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (400,517) (41,189)
Purchase of intangible assets - (200,000
Repayment from a related company 109,607 77,784
Cash acquired in reverse merger 121 -
Net cash used in investing activities (290,789) (163,405)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Due to related parties (4,700,756) (6,471,822)
Net cash used in financing activities (4,700,756) (6,471,822)
Effect of foreign currency translation (2,499) 13,894
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash
equivalents (88,456) 203,214
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of year 440,000 236,786
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, end of year 351,544 440,000
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
Finance cost paid - -
Income tax paid 743,204 1,158,267
NONCASH INVESTING AND FINANCING TRANSACTIONS
Share-based payment awarded by a principal
stockholder to consultants for services
related to the reverse merger 1,110,700 -
Dividend paid by way of setoff against
amounts due from related parties 13,487,603 -
Mr. Michael Lin
Vice President, Investor Relations
China Interactive Education, Inc.
Source: China Interactive Education Inc.
CONTACT: Mr. Michael Lin, Vice President, Investor Relations, China
Interactive Education, Inc., +1-949-743-2513, email@example.com
DENVER, April 5 -- NewsGator today announced its NetNewsWire App for iPad is now available on the App Store. The award-winning feed reader has been fully re-engineered to take advantage of iPad's bigger screen real estate and fast processing power. The app enables users to automatically capture blog posts, podcasts and other syndicated content from providers across the Web. It puts this content in a single, intuitive interface for anytime anywhere consumption.
The NetNewsWire App for iPad includes a new split-screen view that shows subscriptions on one side, with articles and Web pages on the other. The app is similar to the desktop version of NetNewsWire but re-imagined for Multi-Touch navigation and the iPad's stunning display.
"We could have simply repackaged our iPhone app, but we recognized the value in re-designing NetNewsWire from the ground up for the revolutionary iPad," said Brent Simmons, creator of the NetNewsWire and TapLynx family of products. "The extra screen real estate means users can do more things, not just take up more space. The faster CPU and additional memory means the code can do more too. Using iPad is just an entirely different experience - it's like you're finally holding that newspad from a hundred different sci-fi movies. It's here."
Brent Simmons has been hard at work rewriting code and the NetNewsWire App for iPad is the first to have it. The team also enlisted star designer Bradley Ellis of RogueSheep, creator of the Apple Design Award winning Postage electronic postcard app.
"Designing great software is about connecting people and computers together in harmony," said Ellis. "People interact with iPads differently so we took special care to design our app for this new user experience. Finding balance between simplicity and power was an interesting challenge with this new, larger screen. We're really proud of what we've produced, and excited about the future as we learn more about iPad."
NetNewsWire/Mac has won an O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award and two Macworld Eddy awards. In 2008, Time Magazine named NetNewsWire for iPhone one of its top 10 iPhone apps.
TapLynx is a division of NewsGator and the name of the company's downloadable framework for affordable, productive development of custom iPhone and iPad Apps. TapLynx is also the foundation of NetNewsWire. For more information, visit http://www.taplynx.com/.
CONTACT: Melissa Risteff, NewsGator, +1-303-552-2035,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ed Marshall, Beaupre, +1-603-559-5816,
Create A Custom 'Billboard On Wheels' With New Ford Transit Connect Graphics
DEARBORN, Mich., April 5 -- Ford (NYSE:F) is taking the "wraps" off an innovative new program designed to help business owners customize the vinyl graphics on their Ford Transit Connects.
-- Ford is launching a new program designed to help business owners
customize the graphic wrap on their Ford Transit Connects; vehicle
owners can design and order their graphics at http://www.fordtransitconnectgraphics.com
-- The Web site is designed to accommodate a variety of designs and
-- The Ford Transit Connect - 2010 North American Truck of the Year - is
a fresh choice for small business owners, offering low operating and
ownership costs, a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter engine, ample cargo space
and generous payload capacity
Since its launch last summer, the Transit Connect has been praised by business owners who describe the attention-getting vehicle as a virtual "billboard on wheels." Now Ford is offering current and future commercial customers an online program at http://www.fordtransitconnectgraphics.com that they can use to create their own custom graphic "wraps" using an online library of shapes, lettering and colors that can be manipulated in a number of ways. They also can upload their own images to the site and incorporate them into the design.
"There may be no bigger investment a business owner makes than a first impression," said Len Deluca, director, Ford Commercial Vehicles. "This Web site provides a great way for a business owner to try out a 'look' before making that investment." Designed to accommodate a variety of designs and budgets, the Web site offers nine different graphic sizes - all made of vinyl and installed by the customer's dealer or a specially trained installation company obtained through the dealer. Cost ranges from approximately $100 for a small panel logo to $3,500 for a full vehicle wrap.
Toni Mannino, owner of Original Romano's Pizza & Catering in Orchard Lake, created a custom wrap for her Transit Connect prior to the development of the new Web site. She says the mobile advertising has been great for business.
"Everywhere we go, people stop us and ask about the van," she said. "It gives us great exposure."
Bob Maxey, owner of Bob Maxey Ford in Detroit, sold Mannino her Transit Connect. He says he believes the new Web site will be a valuable asset to customers.
"Wrapping a Transit Connect is a great way to advertise and it is a one-time cost, but a lot of people don't know where to go to get it done," he said. "Having a Ford Web site where people can design their own custom wrap and get it done right then and there is huge."
The Web site is the first of its kind for commercial customers, according to Jim Abraham, Ford's Licensed Accessories manager. It evolved from http://www.fordcustomgraphics.com, a Web site that Ford retail customers can use to customize their personal vehicles. Approximately 9,000 customers have used that site since it launched in November 2009.
"Ford knows that customers want a vehicle to be all their own," said Abraham. "This Web site allows them to put their personal stamp on their vehicle and have the product installed at a Ford dealer and backed by a warranty."
The new interactive Web site was created for Ford by Original Wraps Inc., a provider of "on-demand" custom graphics to the automotive industry. The Transit Connect site is the first of many sites designed specifically for the Ford vehicle portfolio expected to launch this year.
Awards and accolades for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect include:
-- 2010 North American Truck of the Year
-- 2010 Editors Choice for Vans by CAR and DRIVER magazine
-- Detroit Free Press 2010 Truck of the Year
-- The Detroit News 2010 Truck of the Year
-- 2010 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award for Best Workhorse
-- A Great Car for the Small Business Delivery/Utility Worker by Kelley
Blue Book kbb.com
-- Heavy Duty Trucking's Top 20 Product
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 198,000 employees and about 90 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Volvo. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit http://www.ford.com.
Source: Ford Motor Company
CONTACT: Anne Marie Gattari, +1-313-323-7809, email@example.com, or
Robert Parker, +1-313-845-0784, firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Ford
LG Electronics, Certification Experts Team Up for Global Energy Efficiency Testing
Landmark agreement with international certification bodies promotes worldwide testing approach, helps assure compliance
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 5 -- Underscoring its commitment to energy efficient products, LG Electronics Inc. today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three of the world's top certification authorities to promote reliable methods for testing the energy efficiency of consumer electronics and home appliance products around the globe.
The three bodies - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), Intertek and CSA International - will put LG products through rigorous tests to ensure they comply with the highest standards of energy efficiency and applicable government requirements. By voluntarily submitting its products to all three certification organizations, LG intends to further enhance its reputation in the area of energy efficiency.
"By making excellent products whose energy efficiency can be independently verified, LG is at the forefront of international efforts by manufacturers to conserve energy," said LG Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Yong Nam. "This initiative is another example of LG's proactive approach to responsibly managing energy usage and verifying the reliability of our results while further strengthening LG's position as a leader in consumer electronics and home appliances."
The MOU was signed at LG corporate headquarters in Seoul by top management from each organization: LG CEO Nam; Dr. Woo Paik, LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer; Keith E. Williams, Global CEO of UL; Gregg Tiemann, Global CEO of Intertek Commercial & Electrical; Ash Sahi, Global CEO of CSA Group.
By joining hands with three internationally respected certifying bodies, LG aims to promote, in cooperation with other stakeholders and governmental authorities, a trusted uniform testing system that can be used around the globe. This will increase consumer confidence in energy-efficient electronics products and reduce unnecessary regional barriers to world trade.
Under the agreement, UL, Intertek and CSA International will inspect products from LG's factories around the world and conduct tests in nine initial categories including refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and TVs. The number of products will gradually increase to encompass LG's full product portfolio.
The three bodies will evaluate the company's progress in the LG Electronics Energy Assurance Program (LEAP), which will focus on both consistent energy consumption performance and enhancing energy efficiency in the manufacturing process.
UL, Intertek and CSA International conduct energy efficiency tests throughout North America, Europe and Asia and are recognized as world authorities in the field:
-- UL Environment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Underwriters
Laboratories Inc., a global leader in conformity assessment that has
been testing products and writing standards for more than a century.
UL offers the Environmental Claims Validation service for testing and
validating manufacturers' environmental claims and Sustainable Product
Certification, a service testing and certifying products to accepted
industry standards for environmental sustainability.
-- Intertek is a leading global provider of quality safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries. Intertek has the expertise,
resources and global reach to support its customers through its
network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100
countries around the world.
-- CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of
other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world,
CSA International certification marks appear on billions of products
worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also
includes CSA Standards, a leading solutions based standards
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 115 operations around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1(TM) and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.LGusa.com.
Source: LG Electronics USA, Inc.
CONTACT: John I. Taylor of LG Electronics USA, +1-847-941-8181,
email@example.com, or Sally Lee of LG Electronics, Inc., +822 3777 6483,
App makes iPad a mobile command center for IT managers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5 -- MobileIron, the first company to deliver virtualized smartphone management for business, today announced its MobileIron Sentry App for iPad is available on the App Store. The app takes advantage of the rich interface, portability, and visual space of iPad to give IT a mobile command center from which they can monitor and take action on smartphones accessing enterprise email. The iPad itself has the potential to transform IT operations by enabling a new breed of interactive enterprise apps, like MobileIron Sentry, that allow IT professionals to truly take their work mobile.
"We are at the intersection of two trends: widespread adoption of smartphones in the enterprise and the need for IT to take their own operations mobile. The iPhone is a key driver of the first and iPad allows us to offer an innovative solution for the second," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "With our new MobileIron Sentry App for iPad customers can mobilize enterprise email without letting in unauthorized devices. MobileIron Sentry is the guard at the gate, protecting enterprise data."
The MobileIron Sentry App for iPad delivers real-time monitoring and response capabilities including:
-- Dashboard view of smartphone connection activity.
-- Identification of unauthorized or risky access.
-- Blocking of rogue devices.
-- Policy setting based on the device type employees are choosing.
MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileiron.com.
CONTACT: Matt Marquess of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1874, firstname.lastname@example.org,
for MobileIron; or Ojas Rege of MobileIron, +1-650-228-4748,
Podcast to Give Quarterly Update of Broadcast International
CEO, Rod Tiede, to review the events and happenings of the first quarter of 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 -- Broadcast International, Inc (BULLETIN BOARD: BCST) announced that a quarterly executive podcast will be aired on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 10:00am MDT. The podcast, hosted by Rod Tiede, CEO and Steve Jones SVP/General Manager will cover the various events and progress of the company for the first quarter of 2010.
Highlights of the podcast will include a summary of sales and marketing events including the recent IPTV Forum in London and the company's upcoming presence at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Other initiatives will be reviewed including an update on various partnerships, sale initiatives, and progress on the latest product development efforts.
Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.
Source: Broadcast International, Inc.
CONTACT: Steve Jones of Broadcast International, +1-801-562-2252,
Avere Systems CEO Ron Bianchini to Address Attendees at SNW
PITTSBURGH, April 5 -- Avere Systems, the company setting new performance benchmarks in tiered NAS with its Demand-Driven Storage(TM) solutions, today announced that company co-founder and CEO Ron Bianchini will be a presenter at SNW Spring 2010 addressing "Dynamic Tiering - Taking Advantage of the Best of HDDs and Solid State" as part of the Solid State Track April 12th at 1:55 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Avere will showcase its FXT Series appliances in Booth 413 throughout the conference April 12-15.
Bianchini will talk about how to build a NAS architecture that can dynamically tier data onto the most appropriate media - HDDs or Solid State Disks - while walking through several real-world case studies of tiering in action. By combining SSD and HDD in a dynamic tiered storage architecture that reduces equipment acquisition costs while increasing operational efficiencies, companies can improve performance and increase capacity in response to real-time business demands for the same or lower price as alternative storage solutions.
"As corporate demand for improved speed in storage, networking and applications increases, the interest in switching to a SSD-based architecture is growing, but with budget pressures forcing IT to do more with less, the cost is not easy to justify," said Bianchini. "But by taking advantage of low-cost, high-capacity SATA drives in conjunction with SSDs in a dynamically tiered solution, companies can leverage cost savings while improving speed and performance for a better overall experience at a fraction of the price of traditional NAS deployments -- exactly the type of thing that we've been doing with our FXT Series of tiered NAS appliances."
Avere's FXT Series dynamically moves data between Solid State and HDD tiers, yielding higher performance and lower costs while avoiding over-provisioning of storage capacity, inefficient use of limited data center space and wasted power consumption. With the FXT Series, business demand for rapid data access is met by storing active client data on a cluster of high-performance FXT appliances. The FXT moves inactive data to a legacy NAS file server that is optimized for capacity and data retention. System performance scales linearly by adding additional appliances to the FXT cluster and capacity scales by adding disk storage to the NAS file server or mass storage system. Decoupling storage network performance from the available disk capacity enables Avere to deliver enterprise-class application performance while slashing acquisition costs by 60 percent and ongoing operating costs by a 5:1 ratio on average.
SNW is the world's largest event for IT executives/managers, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure and business continuity. Offering more than 150 educational sessions, SNW provides attendees with an opportunity to gain reliable, firsthand knowledge from IT experts and visionaries in the industry. More information about the event is available online at http://www.snwusa.com/
About Avere Systems
Avere provides Demand-Driven Storage solutions that dynamically organize data in response to business demand. The Avere FXT series enables faster application performance at dramatically lower cost by intelligently moving active data between traditional storage devices and FXT appliances. The FXT series appliances tier data on SSD and HDD media and can be clustered for maximum scalability. Learn more at http://www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
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Intersections Inc. Partners With Identity Theft Assistance Center for Identity Theft Recovery Services
IDENTITY GUARD® BEST IN CLASS SERVICE* GAINS BEST IN CLASS RECOVERY WITH ITAC VICTIM ASSISTANCE
CHANTILLY, Va., April 5 -- Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity theft prevention services that has protected over 30 million consumers announced that starting today, its IDENTITY GUARD® product suite will be enhanced with a more robust identity theft recovery service, ITAC Victim Assistance. ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, is the national advocate for identity theft victims and a leading voice on identity policy. A nonprofit supported by financial services companies, ITAC is dedicated to protecting all consumers through education, research and the criminal prosecution of identity crime. Intersections is the exclusive service provider of ITAC Victim Assistance.
"Identity theft isn't going away anytime soon. Javelin Strategy & Research's 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report saw a 12 percent increase in the number of identity theft victims in the U.S. just last year," said Steve Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Intersections Inc. "While no one can guarantee identity theft prevention, consumers have come to rely on the IDENTITY GUARD® award winning services to assist them in their fight against identity theft and to help protect them from the latest threats. Now we are joining with ITAC to offer industry leading recovery services to our customers."
ITAC created the first national identity theft resolution network six years ago for financial services companies that offer it as a free service for their customers. Recognized for its innovative public/private solution to identity theft, ITAC and its dedicated team of identity theft recovery professionals will add significant value to the IDENTITY GUARD® product suite.
An exclusive feature of ITAC Victim Assistance that will now be available to IDENTITY GUARD® customers is the electronic notification to all ITAC Member companies, primarily banks, that alert them of suspected fraud. Customers can also rely on ITAC recovery professionals to:
-- Conduct a review of their current credit reports to make sure there
are no account inaccuracies or red flags that might indicate previous
incidents of identity theft;
-- Contact creditors about suspicious accounts so they can be properly
handled or shut down to prevent credit damage;
-- Assist them in the recovery process and provide guidance on what steps
to take to fully recover their financial reputation;
-- Document findings during the recovery process for future reference;
-- Share information with law enforcement officials and the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) to help investigate identity crimes and lead the
customers through the loss reporting and recovery process.
"ITAC and its member companies have worked with Intersections for six years and are impressed by their integrity and their commitment to consumers and to innovation ," said ITAC President Anne Wallace. "This agreement helps us come closer to meeting our goal of making victim assistance available to all consumers by extending our reach and ability to help them in their time of need."
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high-value opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, IDENTITY GUARD® (http://www.identityguard.com). Intersections' consumer identity theft protection services have protected more than 30 million consumers.
To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its subsidiaries provide cutting-edge identity management solutions including security breach remediation; pre-employment background screening; and corporate brand protection.
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center (http://www.identitytheftassistance.org), is the national advocate for identity theft victims and a leading voice on identity policy. Millions of consumers have access to the ITAC victim assistance service through our members - the financial services companies who support ITAC and offer it as a free service for their customers. ITAC is dedicated to protecting all consumers through education, research and the criminal prosecution of identity crime. Through our partnership with Intersections Inc., ITAC's world-class victim assistance and identity management service is available to everyone through ITAC Sentinel® (http://www.itacsentinel.com)
*Rated "Best in Class" for Personal Information Monitoring Services in Javelin Strategy and Research's 2009 Consumer Identity Protection Services Scorecard for Identity Protection
JDSU Introduces Industry-Leading Traffic Stream Explorer for Next Generation Carrier Ethernet Networks
MILPITAS, Calif., April 5 -- JDSU today announced J-Profiler, the latest addition to the J-Complete suite of test applications that simplify the installation and maintenance of carrier Ethernet networks. J-Profiler saves hours of troubleshooting time for expert and novice network technicians as a monitoring application or traffic explorer for live, in-service links. J-Profiler is currently available for the T-BERD®/MTS-6000A Multi Services Application Module (MSAM).
In one feature set, J-Profiler enhances the troubleshooting capability for technicians who must identify network problems in circuits with up to thousands of active sessions, including Ethernet Mobile Backhaul networks where thousands of streams may exist across hundreds of cell sites. J-Profiler helps isolate problems by providing automatic and non-intrusive discovery of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Q-in-Q, Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol (TCP/UDP) streams. The tester also displays the bandwidth utilization and VLAN user priority set for each stream, allowing the technician to view Top Talkers by customer, traffic type, or application. This results in quick and easy troubleshooting of misconfigured virtual network circuits that are impacting other services.
"JDSU introduced J-Complete to help network architects, engineers and technicians better manage the potentially hundreds of problems across multiple layers that cause customer dissatisfaction with Carrier Ethernet networks," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "By providing an expert tool that dramatically reduces test times and requires no network down time, J-Profiler is an excellent new addition to J-Complete and enables unmatched operational efficiency."
J-Profiler also complements the JDSU Capture/Decode features available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A; technicians can use J-Profiler for high-level observation and then use Capture/Decode to further identify and resolve the source of service quality issues across multiple network layers. Together, these two features help reduce the complexity and costs of managing Carrier Ethernet networks.
Using JDSU J-Complete Ethernet test features, technicians at all levels can make informed configuration changes on their own, based on industry best practices, without having to involve senior technicians - improving the speed and efficiency of problem resolution. From installation testing with enhanced RFC 2544 to advanced provisioning with TCP WireSpeed testing, J-Complete offers the robust tools needed to ensure end-user satisfaction.
JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of next-generation IP networks. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry's deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Carrier Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance. J-Profiler is part of JDSU's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet test solutions that offer service providers, network equipment manufacturers, government, aerospace and defense customers the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage carrier Ethernet and business class solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.jdsu.com.
JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at http://www.jdsu.com.
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Berkeley Varitronics Systems Wins Prestigious Product Award at the 2010 Government Security Expo and Conference in Washington, D.C.
The BVS Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector Takes Top Honors in Wireless Security Category
METUCHEN, N.J., April 5 -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, was recognized for having the leading product in the wireless security category at the recently concluded 2010 GovSec Expo and Conference in Washington, D.C. This year eight winners were honored in six award categories including Homeland Security, IT Software Security and Disaster Recovery among others.
Since it's introduction in December 2009, the Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector has already been introduced into numerous correctional institutions, universities and various governmental secure facilities.
"Bloodhound is aiding prison guards and security professionals in a wide range of secure facilities across the US in order to successfully detect and locate contraband cell phones," says Scott Schober, President, Berkeley Varitronics Systems. "Based on current and future demand, we look forward to many more success stories."
The Bloodhound cell phone detector is a viable alternative to cell phone jamming. In fact, jamming is in violation of FCC rules. Furthermore, a leading wireless industry association, the CTIA, is on record as opposing jamming as a method of reducing illegal cell phone usage.
As a wireless, handheld device, the Bloodhound is a safe, legal, quick and cost-effective way to monitor and pinpoint unauthorized cell phones within correctional facilities 24 hours a day. The complete Bloodhound unit costs $1,800 and can also be utilized by any government agency that want to enforce a 'no wireless policy'. This can also include schools, hospitals, airliners, etc.
BVS will be showcasing the Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector (link to high res image) at the Counter Terrorism Expo 2010 April 14-15th at booth #K20 in the United Kingdom.
About Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, located in Metuchen, New Jersey, has been providing advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry for over 35 years. Since 1995, BVS has introduced over 50 unique wireless test devices for a variety of applications including the popular Cellular, iDEN, PCS, CDMA, RFID, LTE, Mobile WiMAX, FIXED WiMAX, 802.11b/a/n/g & Bluetooth specifications. For more information about BVS, visit http://www.bvsystems.com.
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Longtop Wins Contract to Develop Enterprise Data Warehouse for a Leading Securities Depository and Clearing House in China
Leveraging strong banking data integration capabilities for the securities brokerage industry
HONG KONG, April 5 -- Longtop Financial Technologies Limited ("Longtop") (NYSE:LFT), a leading software developer and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China, today announced that it has won its first contract with a leading national securities depository and clearing house in China to develop a centralized Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). Among other responsibilities, the national securities depository and clearing house is responsible for the depository and transfer of securities, registration of securities holders, as well as the clearing and settlement of securities transactions.
Longtop has been engaged to build a centralized EDW that supports the customer's risk management, regulatory compliance and decision-making. Under the terms of the contract, Longtop will be responsible for the planning, designing, and data governance consulting services as well as implementation services. Longtop will also develop customized business intelligence applications based on the EDW.
"We are very pleased to have won this contract with a new customer in the securities industry where we competed head on against several global service providers. Our investment in business intelligence consulting capabilities over the past year has paid off and this project win demonstrates in the area of business intelligence our consulting capabilities have improved substantially," commented Weizhou Lian, Chief Executive Officer of Longtop. "This project win is yet another example of us leveraging our market leading banking solutions and consulting expertise to grow our business and we are excited about the opportunities in the fast growing securities industry segment of China's financial services industry."
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About Longtop Financial Technologies Limited
Longtop is a leading software development and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China. Longtop develops and delivers a comprehensive range of software applications and solutions with a focus on meeting the rapidly growing IT needs of the financial services institutions in China. Longtop is the highest ranked Chinese financial technology provider on the Global FinTech 100 survey of top technology partners to the financial services industry. Independent research firm IDC has also named Longtop the No.1 market share leader in China's Banking IT solution market and the No.2 market share leader in China's Insurance IT solution market in calendar year 2008. The company achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 Certification for software development in January 2010. Headquartered in Beijing, Longtop has six solution delivery centers, three research and development centers and 95 ATM service centers located in 27 out of 31 provinces in China.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 -- Until today, if you wanted to print an email attachment from your BlackBerry without having to go through a cumbersome wireless setup process, you were out of luck.
That's changed with the launch of BreezyPrint, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Accipiter Innovations, which allows BlackBerry users to print any document wirelessly to any printer.
"We're very excited to bring this product to market," said Jared Hansen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Accipiter Innovations. "BreezyPrint is unlike anything in the market right now in terms of security, versatility and simplicity, so we're glad to finally have an opportunity to show it off."
Mr. Hansen, a former lawyer, explained that the inspiration for BreezyPrint was personal. "I worked in a large law firm for several years, and always had to jump through a bunch of annoying technical hoops to print my documents," he said. "What I really wanted was to print directly from my BlackBerry, but I couldn't find an app that would let me do it. I finally just decided to build one myself." In June of 2009, Mr. Hansen began working with a small team of developers to create and test the product. In September he left the law firm to work fulltime on BreezyPrint, and now, after the conclusion of an extensive beta test phase, he believes that BreezyPrint is ready for the public.
After downloading and installing the BlackBerry software, users can print within seconds to any printer they have made available to the service, regardless of where they or the printer are physically located and without having to navigate firewall settings or other standard setup hurdles. This is accomplished by an innovative, patent-pending method that uses a centralized server to route traffic from each user's BlackBerry to a printer chosen by the user.
Security is at the core of BreezyPrint's architecture. "Everything you print with BreezyPrint is encrypted in transit, so that not even BreezyPrint staff can access our users' documents," said Mr. Hansen. He continued, "The whole system was engineered from the ground up to be secure enough for the enterprise, without sacrificing simplicity or ease of use."
BreezyPrint is available now at http://www.breezyprint.com, and is coming soon to BlackBerry App World. Future versions will support iPhone and Android devices.
Source: Accipiter Innovations
CONTACT: Jared Hansen of Accipiter Innovations, +1-415-830-4205,
Fujitsu to Demonstrate Cost-Saving MPEG-4 Encoding Solutions, Low Latency 10Gb Ethernet and 1Gb/10Gb Layer 2 Ethernet Switches at NAB 2010
Company will Give Away a New IP-9400 H.264 High Performance AVC Encoder, Specifically Designed to meet the Demands of Mobile Live Event Contribution for Low-latency and High-fidelity within Narrow Allocated Bandwidth
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 5 --
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading supplier of
innovative digital media solutions and computer products
including peripherals and biometric security solutions, will
demonstrate its portfolio of high-fidelity, low-latency media
solutions during the NAB Convention in Las Vegas from April 12-
15, 2010. The exhibit includes the latest IP-9400 MPEG-4 AVC
encoder, designed specifically to meet the demands of mobile
live event contribution. The IP-9400 significantly reduces
operational costs as broadcasters convert from MPEG-2 to AVC
encoding in their high-definition (HD) and standard-definition
(SD) microwave, satellite and IP digital news gathering and live
event capture systems. Fujitsu will conduct a drawing for an IP-
9400 H.264 AVC encoder on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from its NAB
booth (SU5607). Entries for the drawing can be made online
before the show at http://us.fujitsu.com/video or at the
Fujitsu booth during the show. Fujitsu will also showcase its
recently announced XG2600 10Gb Ethernet solution as well as the
24-port XG0224 and 48-port XG0448 Layer 2 Ethernet switching
solutions, which help customers establish cost-effective
upgrade paths as they transition to 10Gb networking
WHEN: April 12-15, 2010
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas (booth SU5607)
In today's economic climate, broadcasters continue to look for
ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance or operational
capabilities. The Fujitsu line of MPEG-4 encoders sets the
industry standard for superior picture quality and low
latencies, and the newly introduced IP-9400 offers these same
benefits at a lower price point, ensuring that customers receive
the best overall value to meet demanding budget constraints
while offering industry-leading performance capabilities at any
given price point. Similarly, many organizations continue to
migrate to a 10Gb Ethernet networking infrastructure and are
looking for solutions to cost-effectively make this transition.
The Fujitsu XG0224 and XG0448 offer excellent throughput,
flexible interfaces and extremely low failure rates in a cost-
effective form factor. The Fujitsu XG2600 high-performance 10Gb
Ethernet switch, which reduces overall networking costs while
ensuring industry-leading low latency and minimal power
WHY: consumption, will also be on display during NAB.
Jack Herbert and other Fujitsu staff will be available to discuss
the IP-9400 and other Fujitsu MPEG-4 AVC solutions, as well as
the newly announced media solutions global channel partner
program at booth SU5607. Jack can be reached at
email@example.com, or (760) 845-1524. Eric Kong will
demonstrate the XG series of Ethernet switches and can be
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Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, digital media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and bill dispensers - with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: http://www.fujitsufrontechna.com
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As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems. For more information, please visit: http://www.frontech.fujitsu.com/en/
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LONDON, April 5 -- Truphone, the global mobile operator, today announced the availability of its application that offers thousands of Apple iPad customers the ability to make voice calls. The company's award-winning VoIP application turns the tablet-sized device into a mobile phone that offers free or low-cost international calls, as well as advanced Instant Messaging features that integrate a user's contacts from across multiple IM networks.
Truphone was the first to officially launch a mobile VoIP calling application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, and the company continues to lead the way with the launch of Truphone for iPad.
The Truphone iPad application offers customers free calling to other Truphone and Google Talk users when connected over Wi-Fi, and international calling to mobile phones and landlines for as low as 5 cents a minute. Truphone also offers an unlimited calling plan and free voicemail.
The application also provides a combined Truphone and IM contacts list showing on-line status and presence, together with an innovative, multi-chat IM interface for AIM, Google Talk, and MSN users - allowing customers to easily stay on top of their contacts list without opening multiple windows.
"Analysts estimate that Apple pre-sold more than 150,000 iPads on its first day, with 2010 sales on track to hit 4 million," said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone. "Every device includes Wi-Fi, and soon, 3G connectivity. That makes them a natural fit for Truphone, which has a long history of giving the iPod Touch and iPhone a broad range of new options for staying in touch. We're excited by the opportunity to extend our suite of convenient, dependable, high-quality voice functionality and IM services to iPad owners."
Truphone offers a consistent, high-quality calling experience through use of innovative software and premium voice-routing partners.
Truphone provides people with international lifestyles unique, borderless phone services that simplify communication and dramatically reduce the cost of roaming and global calling.
Founded in 2006, the company uses innovation to drive convenience up and costs down. Truphone firsts include: downloadable apps that enable smartphones and other mobile devices to make free calls over Wi-Fi networks; intelligent SIM-based technology that make every call local; and more.
The company's flagship product, Truphone Local Anywhere, brings an end to international travellers' need to carry multiple phones or SIMs for each country. Using a patented, intelligent SIM, the Truphone Local Anywhere service provides users unique phone numbers for each place they spend time - creating a local presence and eliminating the need for friends, families and colleagues to make costly international calls to communicate.
Truphone applications and intelligent SIMs support all leading mobile platforms and devices, including Blackberry, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nokia E and N series, and Android.
Truphone is not a replacement for an ordinary telephone service and emergency calls cannot be made using Truphone. However Truphone does not prevent emergency calls being made via a handset's normal cellular service provider. Truphone cannot advise on the legality of VoIP services in specific territories or jurisdictions. It is the user's responsibility to confirm that use of the Truphone VoIP software and service is permitted in the location in which they use it.
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Frost & Sullivan says, 'Smart Thailand' is a Vision to Boost the Adoption of Broadband Services in Thailand
~ Frost & Sullivan, in association with MICT, to host the telecom fraternity in Thailand ~
BANGKOK, April 5 -- In association with the Ministry Of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand (MICT) Frost & Sullivan will be launching the Thailand Telecoms International Summit on April 27, 2010 at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok.
With five mobile operators the Thailand telecoms space has long-benefited from a competitive wireless market. As a result, today, the country's wireless penetration rate has been pushed to over 100 percent. This figure stands as one of the highest penetration rates for any emerging market in Asia.
Thailand has made substantial progress towards reforming its telecoms regulatory regime following the inception of an independent regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), in 2004. Though significant challenges over licensing persist, rising demand for mobile internet data, coupled with increasing focus by operators in creating new revenue streams, has been driving customers to shift from 2G to 2.5G.
Looking ahead, with the expected licensing and commercial launch of 3G and WiMAX in 2010, Thailand's highly competitive mobile market promises to move into the next phase of development. Major operators are already looking to offer next-generation mobile services to stimulate demand for higher-margin services such as non-SMS mobile data and infotainment services to push up revenues.
Nitin Bhat, Partner at Frost & Sullivan, commented, "Thailand's telecommunications market is at a crossroad. Mobile SIM penetration has breached 100% of the population and many operators are now experiencing negative revenue growth. The obvious answer to carrier woes is mobile broadband growth, as the market's six operators are all in the midst of planning or deploying their 3G networks."
He further added that though delayed, the late take-up of mobile broadband did pose certain benefits to the Thai telecoms market. "As one of the last markets to commercialize mobile broadband services in the Asia Pacific region, there are many case studies that Thai operators can refer and relay on to successfully expand broadband usage in Thailand and to educate themselves about the pitfalls encountered by their fellow neighbouring operators which they could avoid."
The day-long summit aims to bring together stakeholders in the Telecoms Industry, in particular, those with an eye on the Thai market to network and share their experience, discuss and showcase the opportunities and challenges within this high-growth market.
Topics of discussion include opportunities and challenges in building a broadband future for Thailand, mobile cloud computing - bringing unprecedented sophistication to mobile applications, key initiatives to drive sustainable growth of the telecoms market in Thailand - a regulatory standpoint and many others. Along with these stand-alone presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions, two concurrent track sessions titled Adopting new business and service strategies to enhance the Thai customer experience and increase revenues and Aligning technology strategy with business opportunities for sustainable broadband growth in Thailand will also be open for delegate participation.
For a detailed program agenda and speaker list, please visit http://www.frost-thaitelecom.com/. To register for the conference email your requests to email@example.com.
The summit is held in association with the Ministry Of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand. Fujitsu is the gold sponsor, Amdocs and Nuance are the partner sponsors, while Dialogic is the exhibitor sponsor for the summit.
The official newspaper partner for the summit is the Wall Street Journal Asia, ZDNet Asia is the official online media partner, PRNewswire is the official newswire and Developing Telecoms is the supporting media for this summit.
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Novatel Wireless MiFi Wins 2010 Mobile News Awards
Industry's First Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Named Most Innovative Product (non-Handset)
SAN DIEGO, April 5 -- Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, is pleased to announce that its MiFi(TM) Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has been named the Most Innovative Product (non-Handset) in the 2010 Mobile News Awards.
The MiFi platform represents the industry's first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a new category of mobile broadband that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in their pocket. Unlike existing router solutions that require an external broadband modem and serve only to provide connectivity, the MiFi platform creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players. The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot serves as an intelligent, open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications and is flexible enough to address the continued evolution of mobile broadband.
"This recognition from Mobile News highlights the unrivaled functionality, flexibility and convenience of the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot product line, as well as Novatel Wireless' ongoing dedication to leading the industry with innovative mobile connectivity solutions for our customers," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "It is an honor to be named the winner of this global, industry wide competition."
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G technologies. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)
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ViewCast to Debut New Streaming Media and Digital Content Management Solutions at 2010 NAB Show
NAB attendees to get first look at new ViewCast Media Platform (VMp), Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple iPhone support, and SchedulStream scheduling software
PLANO, Texas, April 5 -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, will showcase the three newest entries in its solution portfolio at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 10-15, Booth SL1709. These new solutions - ViewCast Media Platform (VMp(TM)), Niagara® SCX® 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple® iPhone® support, and SchedulStream® scheduling software - will be making their world debut at the industry's largest gathering of digital media professionals, with over 85,000 people expected to attend. ViewCast will also be hosting live demonstrations of its Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media appliances at the event.
"The recent pace of technology innovation at ViewCast has been breathtaking to witness, and the 2010 NAB Show is the perfect forum to showcase our latest breakthrough solutions," said ViewCast President and CEO Dave Stoner. "Customers of all sizes and levels of technical expertise can apply this new technology to elevate the power and value of their digital media infrastructure, with seamless solution interoperability to assure end-to-end content management flexibility."
ViewCast Media Portal (VMp) - VMp is a unified framework that helps organizations manage the full lifecycle of their digital media content, supporting online video publishing, live video streaming, video on-demand and digital asset management. VMp manages the entire lifecycle of digital media, from capture through delivery, including ingest, transformation, indexing, workflow management, search, publishing and distribution capabilities. Comprised of the VMp Live, VMp Portal and VMp Production modules, VMp affords users the flexibility to choose the modules that address their unique requirements and evolve their VMp implementation as business needs, objectives and applications change.
Niagara SCX 6.2 with Apple iPhone Support - ViewCast's powerful streaming media management software now supports HTTP-based adaptive streaming to Apple iPhone mobile devices. New features include integrated segmenting, adaptive bit-rate encoding, support for CDN authentication protocols, and built-in AES-128 encryption. Niagara SCX software provides a single, unified user experience for all of its supported streaming codecs, equipping users with unmatched flexibility to reach their audience via the most popular media formats, including Adobe Flash H.264, Windows Media®, Silverlight®, RealVideo®, 3GPP and other formats - simultaneously, in any combination - via one easy-to-use interface.
SchedulStream Software - ViewCast's SchedulStream software enables users to schedule and automate live and on-demand encoding and streaming functions. SchedulStream optimizes scheduling workflows and productivity with easy-to-use templates for applications, including webcasting, video on demand (VOD), and distance learning, providing an intuitive web-based interface that enables users to schedule the delivery of content for a specific date and time, including one-time, repeat, and ad hoc encoding sessions. Designed for use with Niagara SCX software, SchedulStream can be administered remotely, and supports simultaneous encoding of multiple formats and channels.
ViewCast at 2010 NAB Show
ViewCast will be previewing VMp, Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple iPhone support, and SchedulStream, and will be hosting live demonstrations of Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media encoders at 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 10-15. Visit ViewCast at Booth SL1709.
ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 350,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming appliances, Osprey® video capture cards, and Niagara SCX® encoding and management software provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.
ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX and SchedulStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
ViewCast Contact: PR Agency Contact:
Jeff Kopang Jessie Glockner
Vice President of Marketing Rainier Communications
Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200 Tel: +1 (508) 475-0025 x140
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Allen & Caron
Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300
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CONTACT: Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing of ViewCast,
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Communications, +1-508-475-0025, ext. 140, email@example.com; or
Investors, Matt Clawson of Allen & Caron, +1-949-474-4300,
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Blackboard Mobile Learn App Now Available for iPad
New App Brings Interactive Teaching and Learning to iPad
WASHINGTON, April 5 -- Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) today announced the launch of its customized Blackboard Mobile Learn(TM) app for iPad on the App Store. The app recreates the course experience of Blackboard Learn(TM), the leading online teaching and learning platform, and lets students check grades and assignments, add discussion board comments and blog posts, email instructors and classmates and much more.
With a user experience and Multi-Touch interface that leverages the unique iPad, the app offers an immersive and engaging way for students to access their course work and interactive learning opportunities.
"The iPad can fundamentally change the way students navigate their educational experience," said Michael L. Chasen, Blackboard's president and CEO. "We think there's a lot of potential for mobile learning to drive greater student engagement, and we want to be at the forefront of bringing those innovations to institutions and users."
Blackboard has made the application free on certain Wi-Fi devices, beginning with the iPad, in an effort to help institutions get started quickly in mobile and to encourage use of the iPad as a learning tool.
In June, institutions will be able to expand support for Blackboard Mobile Learn to a broad range of device platforms - including iPhone OS, Android and BlackBerry - through an annual license that will enable native applications for each that will be available for download by students and faculty at mobile application stores.
Alternatively, schools interested in experimenting with mobile learning on their campus for no additional charge will be able to enable Wi-Fi access to Blackboard Mobile Learn on devices such as the iPhone® and iPod touch® and, through a special partnership with Sprint (NYSE:S), on select smartphones powered by the Now Network(TM).
Given the secure information that can be accessed with the Blackboard Mobile Learn application, it must be enabled by institutions first before it is accessible to students with their information. Institutions can enable access by installing the free Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block(TM), which is available for download today at Blackboard's client support Web site, Behind the Blackboard(TM).
Blackboard Mobile Learn is available for U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada higher education and professional education clients on Blackboard Learn Releases 8, 9 and higher. Details on availability for K-12 and international markets, as well as for previous versions of Blackboard Learn and the WebCT and ANGEL platforms, will follow.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K filed on February 17, 2010 with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of April 5, 2010. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to April 5, 2010.
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CONTACT: Matthew Maurer, Blackboard Inc., +1-202-463-4860 ext. 2637,
Art Theatre of Long Beach Projects a New Image With Epson PowerLite Pro Projector
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 5 -- When the Art Theatre of Long Beach (the Art) in California reopened its doors after a $1 million restoration, movie enthusiasts stood in line. Urban developer Jan van Dijs and his partners Mark and Helen Vidor opted to integrate the Epson PowerLite® Pro Z8000WUNL digital projector to deliver state of the art image quality to the Art. Their vision helped transform a 1924 silent movie house into a modern, gleaming art deco masterpiece.
Restoring the Art was a great tribute to the past, but the theater has clearly advanced toward the dawning era of digital cinema projection. When the Epson PowerLite Pro from Epson America, Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, took up residence in the projection room, theater programmer Logan Crow could not believe the quality of projected Blu-ray and DVD images.
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL, designed for auditoriums and large venues, plays a key role at the Art during special screenings and promotions. The high-definition projector brings the Art a powerful combination of brightness, resolution and color, with a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 6,000 lumens color light output and 6,000 lumens white light output(1) (ISO 21118), WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), and 3LCD, 3-chip technology.
"On the night we honored director John Hughes, the image quality on our screen was fantastic," said Crow. He had asked MGM for a print of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but the distributor said the film was only available on Blu-ray disk. "Playing that disk on the Epson projector was like showing the actual film print, with rich colors and full dimension, but minus the pops and scratches," he said.
The Art uses the PowerLite Pro projector at all special events, including the recent fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. After the screening of the Coen brothers' newest film, the projector was used to display a 3D walk-through of the Ronald McDonald House plans for potential donors.
The Epson projector made a big impression on documentary maker Robin D. Williams, who screened his "Biblical Treasures of Turkey" at a fundraiser for the Long Beach-Izmir Sister Cities Association. When Williams and his cinematographer/editor wife Rosetta first came to see how the documentary looked on the equipment, the Art was still using its old digital projector. "Everything looked fine enough, the image filled the screen, so we shook hands and looked forward to the event," said Crow.
In the weeks leading up to the fundraiser, the Art switched to the PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL. "On the night of the event, they couldn't believe the change in image quality," said Crow. The couple told him they had screened the film at dozens of venues, including the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Their footage of the Turkish city Assos had never looked as brilliant and clear as it did on the Epson projector, especially the aerial shots of the region and the bright blue of the water.
Should an event require it, the projector can be mounted in either horizontal or vertical position to project images on the wall, ceiling or floor, with an additional tilt operation for off-axis positioning. Other features include a centered lens design, durable LCD panels, dual lamps, and an innovative cooling system. The projector can display HDTV content at its native resolution with quality that surpasses even that of 1080p devices.
Single-Screen Theater in a Multiplex World
The Art also uses the Epson projector for on-screen advertising between shows, an important source of revenue for both single-screen and multiplex theaters. "As a single-screen theater, we compete with multiplexes to get first-run movies," said co-founder Mark Vidor. "At times, it's like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces keep changing, so we appreciate the dependable aspects of the business such as our loyal patrons and the Epson projector." Contributing to the projector's reliability and low cost of ownership is its easy maintenance and monitoring, filter system and long lamp life.
Recently voted the "Best Indie Theater in L.A.," the Art begins another chapter in the business of film. The historic art deco theater continues to reinvent itself as it did after the 1933 earthquake and under the long tenure of former owner Howard Linn. With the revitalization of the neighborhood, the Art Theatre is creating new traditions and keeping up with technology like the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL projector.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 companies around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.
(1) Light output varies depending upon modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard
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