Over 40 of the Industry's Top Vendors Make Announcements at VoiceCon Orlando 2010
New Products and Services Unveiled at Leading Enterprise Communications Event
SAN FRANCISCO, March 15 -- VoiceCon® Orlando, produced by UBM TechWeb, today provides a snapshot of the more than 40 product and service announcements to be made at the upcoming VoiceCon Orlando 2010. VoiceCon provides a unique platform for solution providers to showcase the latest news and technology innovations in enterprise communications -- IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications. VoiceCon Orlando 2010 will be held March 22-25 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, FL. For more information visit: http://www.voicecon.com/orlando/.
"We are pleased that over 40 leading industry providers have selected VoiceCon Orlando to unveil their latest products and services," said Fred Knight, VoiceCon General Manager and Co-chair. "The sheer number demonstrates that innovation is alive and well in enterprise communications. VoiceCon presents the key enterprise decision-makers with information and understanding of new products and services so they can leverage their enterprise communications platform for maximum advantage."
The list of VoiceCon Orlando 2010 exhibitors making announcements currently includes the following:
911 Enable introduces the industry's first E911 solution for Microsoft Communications Server "14." Working with Microsoft, 911 Enable adapted the Emergency Routing Service (ERS), an E911 SIP trunking service, to offer Next Generation emergency call routing capabilities.
911 ETC will introduce SoftLoc, which requires soft phone users to provision their current location for emergency services. SoftLoc runs as a Windows system-tray application, quietly waiting for the user to launch a configured soft phone application. Upon launch, SoftLoc appears above all other applications with the location provision reminder.
ActionPacked! Networks will introduce a special edition of its LiveAction management software that combines fully interactive Cisco QoS monitoring with end-to-end visualizations of network traffic flows. This edition, tailored specifically for VoIP, UC, and videoconferencing, will be offered free of charge to all VoiceCon attendees at booth 308.
Alcatel-Lucent introduces an enterprise smartphone (ESP), a new device that combines a smartphone with an addictive, innovative touch screen design and kiosk in an open platform. The ESP is reliable, intuitive, intelligent, and desktop integrated. It supports basic telephony, personalized applications, enhanced communication services, UC2, video, and in-house wireless devices.
Asentria announces SitePath, a software administrative portal that simplifies the creation of a VPN tunnel to a Teleboss located remotely behind your customer's firewall. Eliminate the cost of dial-up and the headaches of setting up VPNs across the public internet when monitoring voice equipment on your customer's networks.
Avistar (Booth #1031), a leader in unified visual communications solutions, introduces packaged editions of its industry leading Avistar C3(TM) solutions, delivering unrivaled price/performance to distributors, partners and clients. Available in Standalone, Pro and Business Editions, these packages deliver state-of-the-art videoconferencing features to the value centric end-user.
Axede presents new releases of its CEBP product suite which includes: Interaxion, a business events and communications management tool and Xynthesis, a communications business intelligence tool. Axede improves its customer's business indicators integrating communications into their business processes (CEBP) and is a proud developer partner of Alcatel, Avaya, Cisco and Polycom.
Calabrio announces the first contact center suite in a Web 2.0 framework. Initial Calabrio One applications within the framework include live voice and screen monitoring, call recording, quality management, and performance management dashboards and reports. Calabrio also announces Calabrio Speech Analytics, featuring a quick-start approach for tapping into business benefits.
Continuant will be introducing the new MyContinuant Customer Portal. MyContinuant empowers customers with dashboard visibility, real-time alerts, and online tools and resources to better manage their communications systems. Customers can place and manage service tickets, track progress, and engage engineers through an easy to use web portal.
CXtec®, a global provider of certified pre-owned and new data networking and voice equipment, launches LIFECYCLExpress(TM), one of the industry's most expansive IT asset recovery programs. LIFECYCLExpress includes IT asset disposal and technology remarketing.
Cyara Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce Cyara Cruncher Lite, a low cost cloud based automated testing solution with thousands of concurrent lines available on-demand for telecom infrastructure, IVRs and Contact Centers. Slash testing costs & time, reduce deployment risk and provide exemplary customer experience. Come see us at booth 304.
Dimension Data, a $4.0 billion global IT solution and services provider, unveils Adoption Management Program (AMP), a turnkey solution that accelerates end-user adoption of unified communications, TelePresence and IP telephony. AMP enables accelerated adoption of new technology, adoption rate measurement, increased ROI and realizing technology's full potential.
EasyRun announces EPICAcceV6, the first solution that bundles voice infrastructure, advanced management, and a multimedia PBX Agnostic contact center in a single purpose built appliance. EPICAcce can be deployed as a standalone PBX, standalone contact center or as a combined solution. It can be installed into any existing voice network.
eOn Communications will debut its new eConn IP Messenger Unified Communications desktop software, UC LINK Version 8.0, which offers added integration to multiple operating systems and business solutions such as Google Apps, Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Salesforce.com. With UC LINK enterprises can now deploy unified communications into any environment.
Epygi introduces the QuadroM8L, for offices from 32 to 98 users starting below $2,500. Standard features include auto attendant, unified voicemail and fax, free software upgrades and other powerful features. Purchasable options include ACD for call centers, call recording, supervisor barge-in and whisper, silent agent monitoring, and integrated conference.
GN Netcom announces new software for Jabra PRO and GO series called Value Pack and Service Pack. Value Pack defines new features and Service Pack defines improved functionality including auto-link, support for reject and redial call with Microsoft OC, headset introduction with small animation, improved user experience, and headset/base stability improvements.
GTRI, a leading provider of technology consulting services, will be launching its new suite of fully customizable UC applications known as GlobalACE. The suite allows clients to communicate instantly, document voice calls, and eliminate the use of multiple devices by enhancing functionality. GTRI will be providing demonstrations at Booth 1418.
Integrated Research will launch PROGNOSIS Network Diagnostics, fully-integrated with its award-winning PROGNOSIS VoIP performance management. It auto-discovers, classifies and maintains a network map of devices and connections allowing you to correlate network performance with call and voice quality, identify trends, and have visibility and control of the complete VoIP ecosystem.
IQ Services (http://www.iq-services.com) will showcase its IP Telephony User Experience testing services, which help ensure contact center and enterprise telephony solutions can handle real-world traffic conditions. Today's technologies are real game changers - SIP pipes, virtualization, cloud services and more. IQ Services helps you play by the new rules.
iscoord launches the new carrier-class, lightweight, modular and platform independent UC client is-phone Portable at VoiceCon in Orlando, booth #736. is-phone Portable's high customization level and its added value features supporting UC, OS, chat, as well as PBX independency, matches the needs of the market for scalable, competitive UC solutions.
Matrix Telecom (Booth 1419) is pleased to announce availability of the Eternity line in North America! It supports all popular interfaces including: POTS, ISDN, T1/E1, GSM, CDMA, 3G and VoIP. ETERNITY offers Universal Connectivity with virtually all networks combining industry leading manufacturing and a full feature set at a value price.
MicroAutomation will launch MicroPilot a "smart" IVR product which can make all communications run more efficiently by integrating with business intelligence to allow insight into the caller preferences and potential up-sell opportunities. The intelligent MicroPilot solution enables the IVR to be a revenue generator - increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Motorola announces TEAM Radio Link Solution and TEAM Radio Link Solution Express to enhance its award-winning Total Enterprise Access and Mobility (TEAM) portfolio. Building on expertise in reliable push-to-talk technologies, Motorola's easy-to-deploy, reliable solutions provide voice interoperability between business-critical two-way radios and voice-enabled Motorola mobile computers and TEAM Voice-over-WLAN smartphones.
NEC is demonstrating integrated, software-based UC and voice applications that help you simplify business and work smarter. NEC is also showing new solutions for video collaboration, contact centers and mobility, as well as packaged vertical applications. More at booth 609.
Nectar Corp. will announce its new Virtual Session Border Controller (vSBC) solution; a fully functional, hosted Session Border Controller with a simple and intuitive web management portal. With the new offering, organization's can easily manage formerly complex functions while accelerating their ability to reap the benefits of a converged WAN.
Nortel CVAS (booth 631) will introduce its Hosted IP Communications for Large Enterprise solution that equips enterprises with cost-effective carrier-hosted IP communications - including unified communications, VoIP, IM, call center and audio/video conferencing. This will give businesses the productivity benefits of IP without purchasing, installing and managing any CPE infrastructure.
Psytechnics (booth #522) will unveil Experience Manager 5 with Service Desk, delivering trusted, independent end-user quality of experience (QoE) visibility for real-time unified communications and collaboration, specifically voice and video, in a simplified, actionable form to IT and operations teams.
RedSky introduces RedBox(TM), an all-in-one E911 compliance appliance that helps small- and medium-sized businesses meet all state regulations and protect employees. With RedBox(TM), organizations with a single PBX or call server and up to 1,000 phones can now be E911 compliant in as little as 48 hours!
Resource Software International Ltd. (RSI) will unveil multi-platform and multi-vendor call accounting, hotel billing, call center reporting, E911 notification, mobile tracking, internet usage and a new line of presence console solutions at Booth 536. RSI will showcase Shadow CMS Enterprise, Revolution Web Call Accounting and Visual Rapport Desktop Console.
Sagem-Interstar (Sagemcom) will launch XMediusFAX AXP 6.5, the only IP fax server supporting the latest Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP) and new Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2. XMediusFAX AXP FoIP addresses mission-critical IP fax applications to seamlessly enhance the borderless branch IT, UC and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystems.
Sencommunications®, Inc., will showcase Plantronics Calisto 540, a USB desk phone that also manages PC communications, optimized for Microsoft® Office Communicator 2007 at Booth 310. Sencommunications®, Inc. is a certified women's business enterprise and a Premium Plantronics® Distributor with experience in headsets, phones and telecomm products and services.
ShoreTel is pleased to announce the availability of ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations - a brilliantly simple unified communication and collaboration solution that combines the powerful features of IBM Lotus Foundations and ShoreTel IP telephony. Untangle complexity with this affordable and easy-to-manage appliance built for enterprise-class reliability and performance.
Smoothstone IP Communications (Booth 433) enhances its SIP trunking offering with the introduction of Disaster Recovery and Survivability (DRS) services for Cisco Unified Communications Manager and Avaya Aura -- a first-to-market, cloud-based service that provides automated in-bound call re-routing in the event of circuit or on-premise equipment failures. http://www.smoothstone.com
Sprint will be showcasing enhancements to its Mobile Integration solution which extends desktop phone features to Sprint mobile phones. Sprint Mobile Integration increases productivity and call management capabilities for customers by integrating mobility into IP PBX and unified communications investments, and providing mobile presence to UC presence application servers.
At VoiceCon, TANDBERG will share the company's vision for unified communications and reveal several innovative and ground breaking new video conferencing and telepresence solutions that usher in a new era of HD quality video access for everyone. Attendees should stop by the booth for hands-on demos.
Tone Software announces ReliaTel-Streamline 2.6 VoIP Management Solution with the Operational Knowledge Base that dynamically provides voice engineers with specific resolution assistance for an active fault, performance, or VoIP quality issue, including the manufacturer's recommended actions, installation-specific procedures, and relevant documentation that speeds resolution and drives down VoIP support costs.
Unimax will announce a new version of its 2nd Nature software adding compatibility for Avaya's Communication Manager. Unimax customers realize significant cost savings by using 2nd Nature to administer and manage their Avaya/Nortel, AVST, Cisco, and other PBX/voice mail systems with one centralized, easy-to-use software interface. Visit Unimax at http://www.unimax.com.
VOSS Solutions, leading provider of a centralized, fully automated unified communications (UC) service delivery and management platform, is pleased to announce that at VoiceCon Orlando it will be unveiling a new solution to manage complex UC environments, including auto-discovery, for large enterprise customers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting.
V2 will announce Universal Connection Server SBS-8100 which simplifies Enterprises UC multi-machine system to a ONE BOX system for SMB users. A UC platform based on an innovative and Video-QoS efficient architecture enriches quad-play convergent applications.
WIN Communications Corporation, one of the oldest companies in the CPE business is introducing a cloud integrated PBX solution for small to midsized businesses. Powered by Star 2 Star this product can only be described as revolutionary. Stop at booth 1412 for more information and a demonstration.
Zeacom (BOOTH# 528) will make four announcements from VoiceCon: three will detail its penetration and specific customer successes in various vertical markets, and another that reports 2009 fiscal and corporate growth. Zeacom, which recently unveiled its OCS Gateway, provides UC software to more than 2,800 SMEs globally. http://www.Zeacom.com
Now in its 20th year, VoiceCon® is the leading conference and exhibition for enterprise IP Telephony, Converged Networks and Unified Communications in North America. VoiceCon® brings corporate IT decision makers together with the industry's vendors, analysts and consultants to focus on the issues central to enterprise networks and communications. In 2009, VoiceCon Orlando was named one of Tradeshow Week's Fastest 50, a distinguished award recognizing the fastest-growing tradeshows. 2009 is the third time since 2005 that VoiceCon has received this prestigious award. VoiceCon also launched an editorial website, No Jitter, (http://www.nojitter.com/), providing daily blogging and analysis of enterprise communications, and it also serves the community with a weekly email newsletter -- VoiceCon eNews (http://www.voicecon.com/enews) -- the VoiceCon Webinar Series and Virtual Events. For more information, visit http://www.voicecon.com/.
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Honeywell Announces New Thermal Management Materials for Portable Computing Devices
Builds On Technology Leadership in Thermal Management
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 15 -- Honeywell (NYSE:HON) Electronic Materials announced today a new printable thermal management material designed to help manage the tremendous heat produced by increasingly powerful semiconductors in portable computing devices such as laptops and netbooks.
Honeywell is a recognized leader in developing thermal management solutions that transfer and dissipate heat, and the new material, Honeywell PCM45M-SP, builds on Electronic Materials' existing line of thermal management materials. As semiconductors become more powerful and smaller, more heat is being generated in the confined spaces where semiconductors are packaged for end-use applications. This tremendous heat can damage the semiconductor or degrade its performance, and it can damage the device as well.
"Mobile computing devices such as laptops and netbooks are placing increased demands on thermal management materials to enable high performance and ensure a long lifespan," said Tim Chen, packaging leader for Honeywell Electronic Materials. "To meet that challenge, we have combined our industry leading phase-change chemistry with an innovative formulation specifically designed for these types of mobile devices."
In typical mobile computing applications, chip temperature rises steeply at start-up and remains high during operations. PCM45M-SP is designed to meet these specific thermal management requirements, delivering reliable power cycling performance where other thermal materials would typically fail.
PCM45M-SP can withstand more than 1,000 hours at 150 degrees C without degradation and more than 1,000 temperature cycles. The application is not limited to heat sink design, and the material may be applied to a component, heat sink or thermal spreader in any shape built into the printing screen. Additionally, the enhanced stability of this new material minimizes or eliminates the need for pre-mixing, conserving time and resources.
The PCM45M-SP phase change thermal interface consists of a sophisticated thermally conductive material with optimum filler size distribution to achieve maximum packing density compared with conventional phase change materials. PCM45M-SP changes phase at 45 degrees C to ensure maximum surface conformance.
Honeywell Electronic Materials, part of Honeywell Specialty Materials, supplies microelectronic polymers, electronic chemicals, and other advanced materials along with an extensive set of product offerings under its metals business segment, including physical vapor deposition (PVD) targets and coil sets, precious metal thermocouples, and materials used during back-end packaging processes for thermal management and electrical interconnect.
Honeywell Specialty Materials is a global leader in providing customers with high-performance specialty materials, including fluorine products; specialty films and additives; advanced fibers and composites; intermediates; specialty chemicals; electronic materials and chemicals; and technologies and materials for petroleum refining.
Honeywell International (http://www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com.
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Small and Medium-Sized Business Options Are Focus of Verizon Global Wholesale Offers
Voice-Over-IP and Powerful Internet Access Packages Bolster Business Success In Rough Economic Times
NEW YORK, March 15 -- At a time when small and medium-sized businesses look for every technological advantage to help them continue as the fundamental economic growth engine in the U.S., Verizon is providing support with three new voice-over-IP and Internet packages available through the Verizon Global Wholesale division.
The offers are designed to respond to the rapid growth of voice-over-IP (VoIP) in the small and medium business realm and the resulting demand for powerful high-speed Internet connections. In addition, the offers support Verizon Global Wholesale customers' marketing efforts to small and medium sized businesses.
"By creating new VoIP and Internet packages that include both services and hardware, we're giving our wholesale customers new ways to support their small- and medium-sized business customers in a time when every nickel and every efficiency counts toward success," said Quintin Lew, senior vice president of marketing for Verizon Global Wholesale. "Our goal continues to be to arm our wholesale customers with the tools that help them to help small and medium-sized businesses succeed."
The first new package combines Verizon's SIP (session initiation protocol) Gateway Service with associated router hardware. SIP Gateway Service transports VoIP traffic between packet-based IP networks and the traditional telephone network, allowing Verizon Global Wholesale's customers to give small and medium-sized businesses a quick and easy way to get into the VoIP world.
In addition to providing access to Verizon's expansive IP local network and its telephone number inventory, wholesale customers can offer small and medium-sized businesses a new NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 IP PBX and its associated installation and maintenance bundle at a discount, simplifying the setup and lowering the cost of entry into the IP market. This enables small and medium-sized businesses to work with a single vendor, receive one bill, and gain access to a feature-rich VoIP solution that delivers cost reductions and the promise of increased productivity.
Both the SIP connection and the NEC UNIVERGE SV8100 PBX are priced at a discount with this new simple, feature-rich package. The service and hardware discounts expire on June 30.
Internet Dedicated T1 Package
The second new package, Internet Dedicated T1, also combines discounted service and hardware. It provides a high-capacity connection for 30 or more users and is designed for transmitting high-volume e-mail traffic, transferring large files, or hosting Web sites from virtually anywhere.
The package, based on T1 technology, combines 24 channels of broadband signal into a 1.544 megabit per second (Mbps) service, with customer equipment available to enable the service. Quality of service (QoS) assurance is offered as an option, at an additional cost. QoS is important for businesses that consolidate voice, video and key business applications onto a converged IP network.
The equipment offered in this package is either a Samsung Ubigate iBG 1000 for data-only applications or a model 1003 for data and voice services combined. The discounts on service and equipment expire on March 31, 2011.
For small and medium-sized businesses with a larger appetite for Internet access, a third new promotional offer features Internet access with an Ethernet connection at either 5 Mbps or 10 Mbps. This Internet Dedicated Ethernet service is discounted and bundled with a Samsung iBG1000 router, the cost of which is credited back over the initial year of service.
Targeted at businesses that intend to consolidate voice, video and key business applications onto a converged IP network, this offer delivers a single-vendor solution that end-user customers can leverage to fit their business model. The Ethernet service discount and the monthly credit offer for the cost of the router are scheduled to expire on March 31, 2011.
"Small businesses need their carriers to go beyond a one-size-fits-all solution," Lew said. "These Internet offers cover the key speeds and features that growing small and medium-sized enterprises require to solve modern connection issues and engage the world in new and aggressive ways."
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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VINDICO(TM) Group's Partnership with DoubleVerify Makes Online Video Advertising 'Twice as Nice' by Ensuring Ad Accountability
NEW YORK, March 15 -- VINDICO(TM) Group, the innovative ad platform providing top advertisers with state-of-the-art video ad serving, tracking and analytics, today announced its partnership with DoubleVerify, the leader in online advertising verification. This partnership will enable VINDICO(TM) Group to offer their customers the opportunity to choose in-stream video verification using DoubleVerify's technology.
"Advertisers using VINDICO(TM) and opting in to use DoubleVerify can be 100 percent sure that their online videos are running as promised," said Matt Timothy, President of VINDICO(TM) Group. "Online video has a reputation of being the 'Wild West' of advertising, but VINDICO(TM) Group is changing the game. Our service ensures that video content is safe and standardized. We can now assure our agency clients that all of their video ads run 'above the fold' on quality websites - and are executed to the highest standard."
VINDICO(TM) Group is pioneering industry standardization, which is the No. 1 concern of major advertisers. VINDICO(TM) is also the first ad platform to track and measure all online video executions and formats. With DoubleVerify's technology, VINDICO(TM) will now be able to give real-time reports to advertisers using its service, validating VINDICO(TM) Group as the leading online platform in quality video advertising.
"We are excited to work with VINDICO(TM) Group to offer the industry's first in-stream video verification solution. This ground-breaking partnership will provide a simple way for VINDICO(TM) customers to opt into in-stream ad verification for online video campaigns," said Oren Netzer, CEO of DoubleVerify.
"This partnership is making the web safe for our brands and for the industry," explained Julian Zilberbrand, Vice President, Group Director, of Technology and Ad Operations, MediaVest USA. "Major advertisers are not willing to accept uncertain or poor results for their online ad spend. VINDICO(TM) Group and DoubleVerify are leveling the playing field by setting the standard of measurement that will allow the industry to grow exponentially over the next several years."
Designed with the buy-side in mind, VINDICO(TM) Group services leading agencies and holding companies like Starcom MediaVest Group, Universal McCann, Barkley and Moxie among others. VINDICO(TM) Group was instrumental in the recent VivaKi/Starcom Pool research, measuring consumer reaction to more than 30 web-video ad formats. Additionally, VINDICO(TM) Group recently announced that it is officially a separate division of its parent company, BBE. BBE is the digital media authority helping advertisers, content producers and content distributors navigate the constantly shifting terrain in the online video space.
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Gibson Dunn Adds Outsourcing Partner Stephen Nordahl in New York
NEW YORK, March 15 -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that Stephen Nordahl has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Nordahl, who joins the firm from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, will continue his complex outsourcing and technology-based transactions practice and lead Gibson Dunn's effort to expand its outsourcing practice in New York.
"With many large companies looking to outsourcing as a cost-saving measure and for other strategic purposes, outsourcing represents a growth opportunity for the firm," said Ken Doran, Managing Partner of Gibson Dunn. "Steve is one of the leading outsourcing lawyers in the country, and his addition strengthens our outsourcing capabilities while extending our geographic reach and coverage of our outsourcing practice to the East Coast."
Nordahl's addition is a key step in the firm's continued development of its Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group and follows the 2008-09 arrivals of partners Dan Mummery, based in Palo Alto, and Bill Peters, based in Los Angeles.
"We are delighted that Steve is joining the firm," said Mummery, co-chair of the Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group. "There are only a few outsourcing lawyers in the marketplace with the depth of experience and reputation that Steve has. His addition will enhance the firm's overall profile and capability in the areas of complex, global information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions, in particular."
"Bringing Steve on board dovetails nicely with the firm's goal to grow our New York office in key areas," said Steven Shoemate, co-partner in charge of the New York office. "Steve's skill and experience with intellectual property licensing and related transactional matters will be a welcome resource to our New York transactional practice."
"I am excited to be joining Gibson Dunn and to work again with Bill and Dan," said Nordahl. "Gibson Dunn's global platform and collaborative culture will enable us to continue to build a market-leading outsourcing practice and provide our clients with world-class support."
About Stephen Nordahl
Nordahl's practice focuses on information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing transactions, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
He represents clients on a wide range of legal and business issues relating to complex outsourcing and technology transactions, including structuring, negotiating, and documenting large-scale BPO and ITO transactions and assisting clients with complex licensing and software and systems implementations, technology-based strategic alliances and joint ventures. His ITO experience includes the outsourcing of every IT function, including infrastructure, applications development and maintenance, end-user computing, help desk and network operations. His BPO experience includes the outsourcing of human resources, finance and accounting, print processes, procurement, asset management, claims processing and logistics functions.
He received his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1994, where he was Notes Editor for the Urban Law Journal and Member/Editor of the Moot Court Board. He also has degrees from The London School of Economics and Lehigh University.
About Gibson Dunn's Outsourcing Transactions Practice Group
Gibson Dunn has a global outsourcing transactions practice group dedicated to working with clients on the full range of strategic sourcing transactions. In particular, the lawyers have substantial experience structuring and negotiating domestic and international information technology and business process sourcing arrangements, including offshoring, shared services, outsourcing renegotiations and restructurings and outsourcing-based strategic alliances and joint ventures, in transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $35 billion.
About the Firm
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a leading international law firm. Consistently ranking among the world's top law firms in industry surveys and major publications, Gibson Dunn is distinctively positioned in today's global marketplace with more than 1,000 lawyers and 16 offices, including Brussels, Century City, Dallas, Denver, Dubai, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit http://www.gibsondunn.com.
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Vivisimo Wins Customer Choice Award at Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit
Award Recognizes Vivisimo's Innovation in Information Optimization
PITTSBURGH, March 15 -- Vivisimo, a leader in information optimization, today announced it was the recipient of a Customer Choice Award at the recent 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit in Boston, MA.
A winner in the "most innovative solution" category, Vivisimo was recognized for helping its customers unlock and optimize the true business value of all their data, regardless of application or source to drive knowledge management, real-time decisions and actionable insight.
Presented at the 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit, a two-day, invitation-only educational and networking program with structured attendee/sponsor interaction, the Customer Choice Awards were voted on by a pre-qualified, hosted audience taking part in case study sessions, MeetingZone sessions and one-on-one meetings. The nominations for these awards are made by the participating technology buyers and end users, primarily director-level and above in management positions at top pharmaceutical and clinical trials organizations.
"We are pleased to see such a broad-range of companies included in the awards this year. The technology executives in attendance had a day-and-a-half to meet companies and ask questions about products and services and really did a thorough evaluation. The Customer Choice Awards are a very popular program at Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit, and we congratulate all of the winners and nominees," said Bill Sell, VP & General Manager of the Summit.
"The value of information optimization was on full display at the recent 2010 Life Sciences Technology Insight Summit," said John Kealey, CEO of Vivisimo. "We are honored to receive this award and believe it is indicative of the growing reliance on information optimization tools and platforms like Velocity to solve real business problems and make the most of information assets."
About Vivisimo, Inc.
Vivisimo provides enterprises with information optimization solutions that help maximize the business value of information. Unlike traditional information management products, Vivisimo's innovative solutions help end-users find and take advantage of all appropriate and available information, regardless of source, location or type. Vivisimo's innovative technology, including social search tools that enable collaboration throughout the enterprise, is delivered with a focus on end-user satisfaction and application control through easy-to-use interfaces, flexible security management and a modern architecture that enables quick deployment. Vivisimo products are available as standalone information optimization applications or as OEM versions embedded within partner applications and solutions. Vivisimo serves its clients from headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA, and through partners around the world. Visit Vivisimo.com for more information.
Contact: Leo Tignini
Xirrus Selected Again as Official Wireless Provider of Interop Las Vegas and New York
The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array Architecture to Deliver Powerful Wi-Fi Connectivity for Thousands of Users Across Densely Populated Conference Centers
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 15 -- Xirrus®, the Wi-Fi "Power Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry announced today that they have been selected to be the official wireless provider for the Interop® Las Vegas (April 25-29, 2010) and New York (October 18-22, 2010). Xirrus was chosen by Interop's network team to deliver high performance 802.11n coverage for attendees and exhibitors throughout the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas and the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. This is the fifth time Xirrus has been chosen as the InteropNet wireless provider due to the power and simplicity of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Array platform.
"Interop is the premier event series where IT professionals come to see and learn about the most important solutions the industry has to offer," said Lenny Heymann, General Manager of Interop. "As part of this series, InteropNet brings together selected technology companies to build and demonstrate a cutting-edge network so attendees can experience these technologies first-hand. Xirrus will help us deliver a powerful wireless network throughout the convention center using minimal devices, cables, and switch ports."
"We are honored to be selected once again by Interop's network and management team as the Wireless Provider for their events," said Dirk Gates, Founder and CEO of Xirrus. "The proliferation of Wi-Fi devices into the enterprise has caused IT professionals to focus less on coverage-based Wi-Fi and more on performance - the amount of bandwidth delivered and number of users supported in densely populated areas has become critically important. Like Switched Ethernet, our Wi-Fi Array architecture distributes the power and intelligence to the edge of the network, delivering better performance and security for users regardless of device or application."
Xirrus will showcase its powerful 802.11n multi-radio Wi-Fi Arrays throughout the events and at booth #1139. Come see the Power of Wi-Fi.
Interop drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique Interop Net program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit http://www.interop.com.
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play(TM), manufactures the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet or Fast Ethernet to the desktop. Unlike traditional access points, the Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 802.11abgn radios along with a high-gain directional antenna system, onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer into a single energy-efficient and cost-effective device using 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Xirrus is Wi-Fi Alliance, Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified. For more information, please visit http://www.xirrus.com/.
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The partnership enables Chyron to integrate and co-market virtual set technology across its existing graphics platforms. The resulting solutions will allow Chyron to offer a broader based line of products offering increased ROI to clients.
"We have been watching this technology very carefully and believe that now the time is right to integrate graphics and virtual sets and introduce a comprehensive, integrated, workflow package to the market," said Kevin Prince Chyron's Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. "As our industry transitions from SD to HD budgets are being squeezed, our goal at Chyron is to offer clients systems with at least a 5:1 financial benefit. Combined with the NeuroTV trackless technology, these products fit our core goals and provide our clients with alternative technology while fitting with standard workflows."
NeuroTV's virtual set technology is an emerging solution that generates real time 3D sets, animations, interactive characters and now graphics. While virtual set technology is still in its infancy in the United States, both companies believe that the current industry atmosphere and new technology makes adoption increasingly attractive.
"Continued economic pressures make our new technology increasingly viable for a wide variety of broadcast and video operations. The partnership with Chyron allows us to provide a fully-integrated, next-generation platform for graphics and virtual sets .and represents a new standard of quality, cost efficiency and flexibility," said Guy Vanden Bemden, CEO and founder of NeuroTV.
NeuroTV will be demonstrated at NAB on the Chyron booth SL1420.
As the pioneer of Graphics as a Service for all digital video media Chyron continues to define and dominate the world of digital and broadcast graphics with Web, Mobile, HD, 3D, and newsroom integration solutions. Winner of numerous awards, including two Emmys, Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings that include Chyron's AXIS Graphics online content creation software, HD/SD switchable on-air graphics systems, clip servers, channel branding and telestration systems, graphics asset management and XMP integration solutions, the award-winning WAPSTR mobile phone newsgathering application as well as digital signage. For more information about Chyron products and services, please visit the company websites at http://www.chyron.com, http://www.chytv.com and http://www.axisgraphics.tv (NASDAQ:CHYR).
Founded in May 2000 by Guy Vanden Bemden, NeuroTV has since totally reinvented media production in virtual sets, tailoring the most advanced real-time 3D technologies into a cost-effective, innovative and flexible TV production solution. NeuroTV R&D lab stays at the forefront of digital media and interactivity innovations thanks to its numerous industrial and academic partnerships in the fields of image analysis, tracking and MOCAP systems, stereoscopic 3D, realistic rendering, real-time 3D reconstruction.
For more information about NeuroTV products and services, please visit the company websites at http://www.neurotv.com.
Majesco Entertainment Announces 'Attack of the Movies 3-D' Will Release for Xbox 360
3-D Shooter Brings The Thrill of Action Movies to The Next-Gen Platform
EDISON, N.J., March 15 -- Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, today announced Attack of the Movies 3-D for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Also being released for Wii(TM), Attack of the Movies 3-D allows thrill seekers the opportunity to play through some of the greatest action movie scenes of all time - in 3-D! The game, which will release for both platforms this May, comes packaged with four pairs of 3-D glasses to support four-player multiplayer action.
In Attack of the Movies 3-D, players become an integral part of movie scenes they can typically only watch. They are transported to six fantastic movie-themed worlds where they will battle large alien space cruisers, shoot underwater monsters, join the resistance against the machines and more. Each scene features genre-based weapons to engage enemies, including zombie-slaying shotguns, automatic laser cannons and more. In addition, branching paths, changing enemy attack patterns, unique areas and environmental challenges ensure that players never experience the same fight twice.
Developed by Panic Button Games Inc., Attack of the Movies 3-D is expected to release this May. For additional information about Majesco's exciting line of products, please visit http://www.majescoentertainment.com.
About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a provider of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on Wii(TM), Nintendo DS(TM) and other leading systems. Product highlights include Cooking Mama(TM), TETRIS® Party Deluxe, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum. The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and has an international office in Bristol, UK. More information about Majesco can be found online at http://www.majescoentertainment.com. @Majesco is on twitter or at http://www.twitter.com/majesco.
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Hosted CMS Platform to Quickly Build Dynamic Websites Debuted by Webvanta
Lets Web Designers Create Sophisticated Websites in Record Time, For Less Money & Without Back-End Programming Skills
AUSTIN, Texas and SEBASTOPOL, Calif., March 15 -- Webvanta, the powerful Software as a Service CMS that enables web designers to easily and quickly build hosted dynamic websites, today announced the preview of a new release of the Webvanta platform that gives designers even more control and flexibility to design and manage sophisticated, database-driven websites for their clients without needing a programmer. Webvanta 2.0 will provide more power and flexibility than other hosted CMS solutions, which typically do not support custom databases, and is a more reliable, easier-to-use alternative to open-source offerings such as Wordpress, Joomla! and Drupal. Webvanta is the first hosted CMS that enables professional designers to switch to a SaaS solution for high-end business sites.
"As the web has evolved, building sophisticated, content-rich sites demands an ever-broadening range of technical skills. Most web CMS designers are no longer able to build such sites on their own, but must call on programmers to deal with CMS setup and database features. They've flocked to WordPress as a simple solution, but they're hamstrung by its constraints," said Michael Slater, Webvanta CEO and co-founder. "Webvanta is the first solution that gives them back the power to build leading-edge web sites autonomously, while lowering costs and making it easier to realize their creative visions. We bring the SaaS model to business web sites, which have been stuck in an increasingly strained self-hosted paradigm."
The Webvanta Solution
Launched just last Fall, after a year of hands on beta testing, Webvanta is a SaaS (software-as-a-service)-based solution designed to alleviate a designer's ongoing frustrations while enabling them to deliver better business results for themselves and their clients. Designers build pages using their favorite tools, then easily integrate their HTML, CSS, and JS code into the Webvanta system to construct the site. This brings additional layers of capability, such as a full blog system, commenting, photo galleries, calendars, RSS feeds, a membership system, as well as fully customizable database-driven content.
Webvanta's streamlined administrative interface, in-place editing, and form-based content creation make it easy for clients to make updates on their own, enabling site owners to keep their sites fresh while keeping their costs down and preserving the integrity of their sites' design.
Webvanta's hosted CMS eliminates all the hassles of software updates, security risks, backups and systems administration, so designers can focus on design while being assured of reliability.
According to designer Charlie Magee, "Webvanta is the perfect fit for my business. I get the control of using my own CSS and HTML combined with the power of Webvanta's door into the world of database-backed websites. It's a win-win for me and for my clients."
Webvanta 2.0 is now in private beta, with general availability in late March. See the preview page at http://www.webvanta.com/v2. Pricing starts at as little as $15 monthly for use of the CMS and database system, site hosting, monitoring, and top-notch support.
Founded in 2007 by two former Adobe executives, CEO Michael Slater and CTO Christopher Haupt, Webvanta is at the forefront of the SaaS/web design revolution for business websites. Created for web designers by web programmers, Webvanta's mission is to provide a radically different type of CMS that marries a powerful back-end system with an easy-to-use hosted service, optimized for the needs of the design community. Every day Webvanta designers are expanding their business, sharing information, and building the next phase of the Web. See how web CMS design is joining the SaaS revolution at: Webvanta.com.
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CONTACT: Media, Leigh Anne Varney for Webvanta, +1-415-387-7250,
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Advisor Software Launches goalgami Personal Finance Tool
New Online Tool Helps People Manage Financial Goals and Make Smarter Decisions
LAFAYETTE, Calif., March 15 -- Advisor Software, Inc., a leading provider of advice solutions for the advisor market, today announced the launch of goalgami(SM), an online personal finance tool that helps people take control of their finances in a new way.
"goalgami is the first, goal-oriented personal finance tool designed to empower individuals," said Advisor Software's CEO Andrew Rudd. "By giving people a full view of their household Balance Sheet, goalgami helps them set measurable financial goals and understand how to make trade-offs in order to form a sustainable financial plan."
Available now at http://www.goalgami.com, goalgami is a free, interactive Web-based software solution that enables individuals and families to quickly assess their financial health. Investors can prioritize their goals along a timeline and use goalgami to stay on track to meet them. goalgami is unique because it uses a household Balance Sheet approach to helping people manage their finances, empowering them to make smarter decisions and better prioritize their spending and savings. The household Balance Sheet gathers an individual's income, assets, debts and goals and leverages a sophisticated analytic engine for present value analysis.
Powered by Advisor Software's patented ASI Wealth Manager® solution for financial advisors, goalgami offers individual investors the ability to:
-- Easily identify and organize their financial resources and goals;
-- Quickly generate a personal household Balance Sheet;
-- Measure their financial resources vs. their goals over a life span;
-- Calculate to what extent their resources can fund their goals;
-- Explore how different life scenarios will affect their Balance Sheet;
-- Create their own financial plan and send it directly to their
-- Get instant feedback that informs their financial decisions and
goalgami goes beyond other programs to answer a fundamental question for investors: Can you really achieve your lifelong goals? And if not, what steps can you take right now to get yourself back on track? The key goalgami features that help users do this include:
-- Progress Report. Users receive instant feedback on whether or not they
can afford their life's goals and expenses.
-- Affordability Meter. Gives an indication of whether an investor can
achieve the expenses and goals, including retirement, that they enter
as part of their financial plan.
-- The Balance Sheet. Provides a simple, customizable snap-shot of an
investor's Resources (income and assets) versus their Claims (debts,
bills and expenses).
"Advisor Software is committed to developing innovative solutions that help investors achieve concrete financial goals," Mr. Rudd continued. "With goalgami, we're bringing our new goal-based advice approach to individuals at an important time, as many households reassess their financial needs and resources."
For more information, or to speak with Andrew Rudd, please contact Kate Rambo at 973.732.3521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Advisor Software, Inc.
Advisor Software, Inc. is a leading provider of advice solutions for the advisor market. The company has pioneered the first enterprise rebalancing solution and a unique goal-directed financial planning platform that combines institutional-caliber analytics and a balance sheet approach to financial planning. Advisor Software's solutions are designed for a wide range of asset management firms, broker-dealers, banks, insurance companies, online brokerages, and other financial institutions, enabling these institutions and their advisors to deliver more insightful, actionable investment advice and build stronger, more profitable client relationships. For more information, visit http://www.advisorsoftware.com or call 925.299.7782.
Ricoh Introduces Aficio GX e5550N GelSprinter(TM) Color Printer
Business Inkjet Color Printer Offers Affordability and Convenience with the Speed and Durability of a Laser Printer
WEST CALDWELL, N.J., March 15 -- Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the new Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N, the latest installment in its GelSprinter(TM) line of color-inkjet printers. Designed for business environments, the GX e5550N replaces the previous Aficio GX 5050N to provide a high-quality and affordable alternative to laser printing where speed and duplexing are required to meet high-volume demands. With Ricoh's GelSprinter technology, the GX e5550N utilizes an enhanced viscous gel ink formula for better performance in dry environments. With fast drying, waterproof properties, this improved ink meets the realization of published yields while eliminating smudging, bleed-through and page curling.
In high-volume settings, keeping up with demand while maintaining high-quality results is critical. The network-ready GX e5550N supports workgroups with 30 pages-per-minute print speeds in both full-color and black and white modes, a fast 40-second warm-up time, and first print speeds of five seconds or less with the ability to print up to 999 sets per job. Print jobs flow seamlessly through a standard 250-Sheet paper supply that can be expanded by up to two 500-Sheet Paper Feed Units. Standard automatic duplexing further enhances productivity while saving paper as users can print double-sided at high speed on plain paper.
A key enhancement of the GX e5550N over the previous model is the use of bi-directional, motorized ink pumps, offering improved reliability and ink yields. Other essential features of the GX e5550N include a tilting LCD control panel for improved operability, the ability to capture counter data remotely with the option of Ricoh's intelligent remote management solution @Remote, and support for the latest networking standards including Macintosh, host-based and PCL 5c/6 printing support.
The Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N not only addresses many users' printing needs, but helps businesses to meet their environmental goals. An improved Economy Color Mode produces crisp text and graphics that increase the longevity of supplies. ENERGY STAR Version 1.1 compliant, the GX e5550N does not require heat to operate, using just 38 watts during normal printing and roughly 3.5 watts in Energy Saver Mode. Additionally, the system is manufactured free of hazardous materials and produces zero ozone emissions, resulting in a low carbon footprint with minimal impact on the environment.
"Most businesses rely on laser printers to handle a lot of their document output needs," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president, Office Printer Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "The GX e5550N with GelSprinter technology offers the speed and versatility of a laser printer in an affordable and reliable inkjet printing solution that not only produces outstanding color documents, but further demonstrates Ricoh's commitment to helping our customers become more environmentally friendly in their business practices."
Ricoh Americas Corporation, headquartered in West Caldwell, N.J., is a subsidiary of Ricoh Company Ltd., the 73-year-old leading supplier of office automation equipment and electronics, with fiscal year 2008 sales in excess of $20 billion.
Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document solutions. Ricoh's fully integrated hardware and software products help businesses share information efficiently and effectively by enabling customers to control the input, management and output of documents.
Ricoh Americas Corporation directly or through its network of authorized dealers markets and distributes products in North, Central and South America.
Information about Ricoh's complete range of products and services can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.ricoh-usa.com.
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Ricoh Aficio GX e5550N Specifications
Main Unit Specifications
Technology On-demand Piezo Inkjet System
Ink Type Pigment-based (All four colors)
Control Panel 16 characters x 2-line LCD
Resolution True 300 x 150 dpi, 300 x 300 dpi,
600 x 300 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi,
600 x 1200 dpi, 1200 x 1200 dpi,
Maximum: 3600 x 1200 dpi equivalent
Print Speed* (Letter) Black & White: 30 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 30 pages-per-minute
*Speed based on High Speed Draft
Mode (300 x 150 dpi).
Laser Quality Speed* (Letter) Black & White: 20 pages-per-minute
Full-Color: 19 pages-per-minute
*When using RPCS Raster Driver.
Warm-Up Time 40 seconds or less
First Print Speed Black & White: 4.0 seconds or less
Full-Color: 5.0 seconds or less
Paper Sizes Standard Tray, Optional Multi-Bypass
Tray and Optional Paper Feed Unit:
Letter (8.5" x 11"), Legal (8.5" x
14"), Executive (7.25" x 10.5"),
Half Letter (5.5" x 8.5"), A4 (8.3"
x 11.7"), A5 (5.8" x 8.3"), A6
(4.2" x 5.8"), B5 (6.9" x 9.8"), 16
KAI (7.6" x 10.5"), F (8" x 13"),
Foolscap (8.5" x 13"), Folio (8.25"
x 14"), Envelopes (Com10, Monarch,
C6, C5, DL (Standard and Optional
Multi-Bypass Trays only))
Standard Tray: Custom (Width: 3.5" -
8.5", Length: 5.5" - 14")
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: Custom
(Width: 2.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.0" -
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Custom
(Width: 4.1" - 8.5", Length: 5.8" -
Paper Weight Standard Tray: 16 - 43 lb. Bond - 90
lb. Index (60 - 163 g/m2)
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: 16 - 68
lb. Bond - 140 lb. Index (60 - 255
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28
lb. Bond (60 - 105 g/m2)
Standard Paper Supply 250-Sheet Tray
Optional Paper Supply 100-Sheet Multi-Bypass Tray
500-Sheet Paper Feed Unit (1 or 2
may be added)
Maximum Paper Capacity 1,350 sheets
Automatic Duplexing Standard (Approx. 70% of the rated
simplex speed in Speed Priority
Output Capacity 150 sheets (Face up)
Acceptable Paper Types Standard Tray: Plain Paper, Inkjet
Plain Paper*, Glossy Paper*,
Postcards, Inkjet Postcards,
Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: Plain
Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy
Paper*, Postcards, Envelopes*,
Optional Paper Feed Unit: Plain
Paper, Inkjet Plain Paper*, Glossy
*Simplex mode only
**Supports 42 lb. - 68 lb. Bond only
Dimensions (WxDxH) 20.0" x 19.1" x 10.4"
(509 mm x 485 mm x 263 mm)
Weight 34.2 lb. (15.5kg)
Power Requirements 100 - 120V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption Printing: 38W or less
Energy Saver Mode: 3.499W or less
Energy Saver Mode 7W or less
Safety Regulations UL/CSA60950, FCC Class B
ENERGY STAR version 1.1
Print Controller Specifications
Memory 64MB RAM Standard/Maximum
Fonts 45 PCL, 13 International
Printer Languages/Drivers RPCS Raster, PCL 5c, PCL 6
Standard Interfaces USB 1.1/2.0, Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
Network Protocols TCP/IP
Supported Environments Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7*, Server
2003/2008**, Mac OS X v.10.3+***,
*Windows 7 will be available via
download from Ricoh website.
** 32 bit version will be included
on the CD-ROM. 64 bit version will
be available via download from the
*** Macintosh driver will be
included in the CD-ROM.
Software Utilities Web Image Monitor
Capacity Optional Multi-Bypass Tray: 100
Optional Paper Feed Unit: 500 sheets
(1 or 2 may be added)
Acceptable Paper Size Multi-Bypass Tray: 2.1" x 5.0" to
8.5" x 51", Envelopes
Paper Feed Unit: 4.1" x 5.8" to 8.5"
Acceptable Paper Weight Multi-Bypass Tray: 16 - 68 lb.
Bond/140 lb. Index (60 - 255 g/m2)
Paper Feed Unit: 16 - 28 lb. Bond
(60 - 105 g/m2)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Multi-Bypass Tray: 9.9" x 13.7" x
9.2" (253.6 mm x 348.7 mm x 233.1 mm)
Paper Feed Unit: 20.0" x 19.1" x
4.3" (50 mm x 485 mm x 110 mm)
Weight Multi-Bypass Tray: 5.5 lb. (2.5 kg)
Paper Feed Unit: 12.3 lb. (5.6 kg)
STMicroelectronics' Embedded Microprocessor Powers Innovative IP Phones from snom technology
GENEVA, March 15 -- A state-of-the-art embedded microprocessor from STMicroelectronics, a world leader in System-on-Chip technology, has been selected for next-generation IP telephones from snom technology, a leading producer of VoIP equipment for enterprise communication.
Combining an advanced ARM processor core with a rich set of audio, communication and connectivity interfaces, ST's SPEAr 300 microprocessor forms the heart of the newest snom 870 VoIP telephone. The Linux-based phone, which boasts an intuitive user interface with a high-definition touch-screen color display, wideband audio, an integrated XML browser, and plenty of additional features, arrived on the market in September 2009.
The SPEAr microprocessor runs the operating system and Graphical User Interface of the snom 870 phone and handles all the computing-intensive tasks, including Ethernet communication, real-time voice coding/decoding, telephone conferencing, and echo compensation. ST's microprocessor enhances the phone's connectivity and extensibility with Ethernet MAC, three USB 2.0 ports, an analog-to-digital converter, and WLAN through USB.
A companion chip to SPEAr 300 is ST's STM8 8-bit microcontroller, which manages the snom 870's touch screen display, as well as the keyboard and the receiver.
"When we were looking for a microprocessor that combines high levels of computing power, connectivity and customizability with low investment costs and short time to market, ST's technology has clearly emerged as the best choice," said Christian Stredicke, CEO snom technology. "The SPEAr provides us with an open, future-proof hardware and software platform that covers our complete IP phone product range, from entry-level to high-end models."
"This cooperation is a great opportunity for ST to contribute to the significant momentum IP telephony is gaining in enterprise communications, with the worldwide number of VoIP phones exceeding that of conventional phone sets," said Loris Valenti, Group VP and General Manager, Computer Systems Division, STMicroelectronics. "snom's decision to use ST's embedded microprocessor in their VoIP devices confirms SPEAr as a unique match to the needs of equipment manufacturers to develop complex yet flexible digital applications at a fraction of the time and cost required by a full-custom design approach."
snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company's history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom's software exists in the firmware on the phones - making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has offices in Milan, Italy, Paris, France and in Boston, USA. The company distributes its fourth generation SIP phones through its network of authorized reseller partners in Europe, South America, Asia-Pac, Africa and Australia. For more information on snom, please visit http://www.snom.com.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com.
CONTACT: Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics, +1-781-591-0354,
SYLVANIA Announces 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge
Lighting Leader Challenges Consumers to Save 40 Million Kilowatt Hours of Energy to Honor Earth Day's 40th Anniversary
DANVERS, Mass., March 15 -- While being "green" has increasingly become a year-round priority for consumers, Earth Day remains a day that truly puts energy efficiency top of mind. This year, the annual holiday marks a momentous milestone by celebrating its 40th anniversary. In commemoration, North American lighting leader and pioneer in sustainable lighting, OSRAM SYLVANIA, is announcing its 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge to rally and inspire consumers to save a collective 40 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy in the 40 days leading up to Earth Day on April 22, 2010.
The 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge is designed to show consumers how easy it can be to "green" their lifestyles, their homes, their offices and their communities. Specifically, the campaign challenges consumers to take every day actions that will collectively save 40 million kilowatt hours of energy between March 14 and April 22, 2010.
"The SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge was created to encourage a collaborative commitment to our natural resources and remind people that there are a variety of ways to make a difference," said Jennifer Dolin, OSRAM SYLVANIA manager of sustainability and environmental affairs. "While 40 million kWh might sound like a big number, the small actions we take every day can have a big impact when combined."
To put numbers into perspective, 40 million KWh is the amount of lighting used annually in 20,513 homes and is the equivalent of lighting all the homes in the city of Boston, Massachusetts for about 30 days(1). And it's not just lighting - simple actions, such as unplugging a phone charger or turning down the thermostat by one degree can mean big savings for both the environment and your wallet.
Dolin says, "The goals of this campaign are to save 40 million kilowatt hours by April 22 as well as motivate energy-efficient lifestyle practices that go beyond Earth Day."
How the SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge Works
Consumers and businesses in the United States and Canada are invited to enter their commitment as to how they will contribute to the 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge at http://earthday.sylvania.com/. Participants can check the progress of the challenge and how many kilowatt hours of energy have been saved thanks to a real-time online meter.
The site is pre-populated with several energy-efficiency actions for the home and the office. Participants need only select the actions they choose to take for 40 days, and their energy savings will automatically be tallied.
All those who take the SYLVANIA 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge will be rewarded with a coupon for $1-off the new SYLVANIA Halogen SUPERSAVER® or a SYLVANIA CFL, valid at participating retail locations in the United States. In addition, one entry each day, for 40 days, will be selected in a random drawing to receive a new SYLVANIA 40 watt replacement LED Ultra light bulb and weekly winners will be selected in a random drawing to receive annual passes to The National Parks system. Finally, a Grand Prize Winner will be the lucky recipient of a carbon-neutral, three-night Disneyland® vacation for four that includes airfare, hotel and park passes. Daily winners and campaign updates will be announced on Twitter @SYLVANIA.
Paying It Forward to the Next Generation
To offset(2) the carbon emissions from the Grand Prize Winner trip, SYLVANIA is offering the chance for one lucky classroom to receive a lighting upgrade. This drawing is offered to K-12 educators in a public or private school in the United States and eligible entrants must take the lessons of the "40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge" to their students. To help, SYLVANIA has provided links to tools for educators to help teach students about the importance and environmental benefits of energy-efficient practices and how easy they can be.
For more information about the 40 for the Future Earth Day Challenge and SYLVANIA's innovative and energy-efficient lighting products for the home and office, please visit http://earthday.sylvania.com/. Here you will also find online coupons for SYLVANIA ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs, including the Micro-Mini and Living Spaces(TM) CFLs, and the SYLVANIA Halogen SUPERSAVER® light bulb.
About OSRAM SYLVANIA
OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. Visit us at http://www.sylvania.com. Follow us at http://www.twitter.com/sylvania.
(1) Based on data from the US Census Bureau and ENERGY STAR
(2) Carbon neutrality calculated based on trip for 4 and includes cross-country air travel and ground transportation.
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EnterpriseDB CEO Selected to Speak at Open Source Business Conference 2010
Ed Boyajian to deliver session on open source disruption in the database market
WESTFORD, Mass., March 15 -- EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Boyajian will deliver a presentation at the upcoming Open Source Business Conference (OSBC) 2010. During his session, Boyajian will discuss the open source revolution currently underway in the $19 billion database industry and the resulting pressures proprietary database vendors are facing.
"From Oracle's newfound ownership of MySQL, to organizations' continued scrutiny of IT department budgets, the database has taken center stage as an area ripe for an open source uprising," said Boyajian. "That said, MySQL was never designed to be a general purpose enterprise-class database that could pose a real threat to the big proprietary database vendors. It's the true open source solutions like PostgreSQL that are built to support high-transaction enterprise environments that could potentially unseat the top proprietary database vendors and their core business."
Boyajian's presentation, titled Database Disruption Finally Underway: The Biggest Infrastructure Market Yet to Fall to Open Source, will take place on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 3:00 - 3:50 p.m. PT at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. As part of the Innovations, Tools and Solutions track, this session will examine how leading companies are moving more traditional, mainstream workloads to open source databases -- ultimately putting real pressure on proprietary database vendors.
The Open Source Business Conference is an ideal forum for leading organizations that want to learn about new ways to leverage open source for competitive advantage. As a Gold sponsor, EnterpriseDB joins other elite open source vendors to educate attendees on the benefits of using open source -- from cutting costs to boosting productivity and fostering innovation.
About EnterpriseDB Corporation
EnterpriseDB, the enterprise Postgres company, provides enterprise-class PostgreSQL products and PostgreSQL services to help IT organizations be successful with the world's most advanced open source database. The company's Postgres Plus products are ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications requiring superior performance, massive scalability and compatibility with proprietary database products to reduce overall database costs. EnterpriseDB has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Westford, Mass. For more information, please call +1-978-589-5700, or visit http://www.enterprisedb.com.
EnterpriseDB and Postgres Plus are trademarks of EnterpriseDB Corporation. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Noah Education Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Wentai Education
SHENZHEN, China, March 15 -- Noah Education (NYSE:NED) ("Noah" or the "Company"), a leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 70% interest in Shenzhen Wentai Education Industry Development Co., Ltd ("Wentai Education"), a company focused on early childhood, primary and secondary education services in China, for a total consideration of RMB126 million to be funded by the Company's current cash reserve. The move represents an important milestone for Noah, underscoring the execution of its strategy of expanding within the education services business. The transaction is expected to close by June 1, 2010 and will be subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Founded in 2002, Wentai Education specializes in operating and managing schools for students aged 3-18, with the goal of providing high-end, top-quality education. Its management team, which has decades of experience in the education services sector and a proven track record of successfully managing and growing an education services business, will retain a 30% stake in Wentai Education.
Leveraging its expertise in education services and management, Wentai Education's management team implements a rigorous, well-structured curriculum at each of its schools to provide students with a profound and comprehensive understanding of the subject matter. Wentai Education currently manages six kindergartens and four primary schools in five cities in Guangdong Province: Guangzhou, Foshan, Shenzhen, Dongguan and Huizhou. All of its schools are bilingual, with Chinese and English as the teaching mediums. Recognized as top-tier in their respective cities for quality of education, Wentai Education has a total student enrollment of over 5,000, and faculty and staff numbering approximately 580. In addition, the schools are able to provide enrichment programs, summer camps and before- and after-school programs.
Of the RMB126 million investment, RMB90 million will be used for expansion. Funded with the fresh capital provided by Noah, Wentai Education plans to expand its reach by operating new schools in newly developed communities and by making acquisitions across the country. Wentai Education recorded revenue of RMB49 million in 2009, and expects to see accelerated growth with the execution of its growth plans.
Mr. Dong Xu, Noah's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are very pleased to announce another significant inroad into the education services business, which offers great growth potential and recurring cashflow, as well as high margins. Wentai Education's emphasis on educational excellence for early education, primary and secondary school aged children is an ideal complement to our existing business. In line with our strategy to increase our footprint in the education services space, this second acquisition will further increase our revenue streams from our high-growth education services business, and is accretive to earnings upon completion. Furthermore, the bilingual nature of Wentai Education's schools presents synergistic opportunities with Little New Star, and facilitates international partnerships. Additionally, we will be able to enhance our research & development initiatives by using Wentai Education as a testing ground for our interactive content and devices.
"We are also delighted that Wentai Education's existing management team will join us to build our education services business. The team's experience in education management will be a valuable resource for our education services business. With the rich experience they bring to Noah, combined with the fresh capital, Wentai Education will serve as a strong platform for organic and acquisitive growth across our education services business.
"As China's education industry remains nascent and fragmented, Noah's core offering of electronic learning products, coupled with the education services provided by Wentai Education and Little New Star, no doubt place us at the forefront of a vast and growing market. This transaction is an important milestone in Noah's growth story, as it underscores our ability to execute on strategy in order to become the leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China. I am confident that our ongoing efforts to broaden our customer base, service offerings and operational platform will ultimately translate into long-term, sustainable value for our shareholders," Mr. Xu concluded.
Noah Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of interactive educational content and education services in China. Noah's core offering includes the development and marketing of interactive educational courseware content, electronic learning products (ELPs), software, kids' English training and after-school education services. Noah combines standardized educational content with innovative digital and multimedia technologies to create a dynamic learning experience and improve academic performance for kids in China aged 3-19. Noah has developed a nationwide sales network, powerful brand image, and accessible and diverse delivery platforms to bring its innovative content to the student population. Noah also provides a kids' English training service under the brand Little New Star in its direct-owned schools and approximately 700 franchise schools throughout China. Noah was founded in 2004 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol NED.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control which may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's final prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2007, and in documents subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Unless required by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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APPCON(TM) 2010: World's Only Mobile App-Centric Conference and Expo Set for August 24-26 in Las Vegas
Independent and Enterprise Mobile Application Developers Come Together to Learn, Network and Strut Their Stuff at Industry's First Vendor-Neutral Event
LAS VEGAS, March 15 -- Mobile App developers from around the world will hit the Las Vegas strip this summer to learn, network and strut their stuff when APPCON(TM) 2010, the world's only App-centric event for independent and enterprise mobile App developers, kicks off Tuesday, August 24 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
Bringing together best-in-breed mobile industry leaders, APPCON(TM) is the primary forum where developers, device and accessory manufacturers and carriers share ideas and influence the future of the mobile App industry. APPCON(TM) is all about mobile Apps, all the time, and is the only vendor-neutral forum for mobile developers on all platforms. The event runs three days, August 24-26, and is produced jointly by ConvExx and Taptopia, Inc.
"The mobile App industry is on fire right now, but most developer's forums are restricted to a specific platform," said Jeff Pressman, COO of ConvExx, a full-service show and event production company based in Las Vegas. "APPCON(TM) is the first event to open the doors for all platforms. It's ideal for corporate executives and enterprise developers who are exploring the development of mobile Apps for their company or brand."
Exclusive Expo Exhibit Time and Indie Alley
APPCON(TM) showcases the most eclectic collection of developers and world-class manufacturers and carriers during the Expo. The Expo features a full 8 hours of uninterrupted exhibit time that allows demonstrators to show off their Apps, tools and platform innovations without having to compete with concurrent sessions.
"One of the most frustrating parts of any expo or conference is having to decide between attending a workshop you don't want to miss or working the Expo floor," Pressman said. "We've eliminated that by creating exclusive expo exhibit time to allow exhibitors and attendees to meet and connect without missing a thing."
The APPCON(TM) Expo will also feature an exclusive Indie Alley, a prominent and dedicated showcase for small, independent App developers to show off their cutting-edge creations to some of the biggest names in mobile Apps, platforms and brand marketing.
App-Centered Learning Tracks
APPCON(TM) features more than 40 educational sessions covering the most relevant issues in the industry. A developer-focused track hones in on practical and technical development aspects of creating mobile Apps. A corporate IT track provides insight and expertise on how to manage mobile devices and Applications in the enterprise IT environment. The business track is aimed at App entrepreneurs and startups and covers topics on funding, intellectual property, promotion and other business-driven issues related to the App industry.
A pre-conference Hello World session is designed to help attendees get up to speed quickly on App technology before the technical sessions begin in earnest. Part training, part hands-on coding exercise, the Hello World session provides a crash course to get attendees armed and ready for the rest of the event.
"Hello World is perfect for experienced developers new to mobile App coding or for a developer experienced in one App platform looking to take a deep dive at the conference on another platform," said Bryan Scott, CEO of Taptopia, a global provider of mobile technology solutions for event organizers, convention centers and their related vendors.
Fast Pitch and Hackathon Mix Business with Pleasure
Half social event, half App showcase, the APPCON(TM) Fast Pitch marries business with pleasure, featuring cocktails, dinner and as many six-minute App demos as possible in one evening.
"Fast Pitch is a great opportunity for App developers to show off their latest creations in a casual networking atmosphere," Pressman said. "We plan to feature only the most innovative, influential and game-changing Apps, so developers need to apply now for their chance to take center stage."
APPCON(TM) will be partnering with one of the world's most innovative robotics companies to produce Hackathon, an ongoing contest that pits developer teams against one another in a battle for App supremacy. Participants will be able to get their hands on the latest robotic gear and have a chance to win prizes for their coding prowess.
Attending or exhibiting at APPCON(TM) is inexpensive, with all-inclusive packages covering booth space, setup and conference registration fees for one set price. Rooms at the Paris Hotel start at just $69 a night, and rooms at the connecting Bally's Resort start at just $49.
ConvExx, an independent show management company is headquartered in Las Vegas, NV and has produced shows all over the US and around the world. ConvExx produces tradeshows and conferences, as well as consumer events, including the Trade Show 200 Top 10 show - The SEMA Show, and the Las Vegas BikeFest®. For more information about ConvExx and all its services, please visit http://www.ConvExx.com or call 702-450-7662, ext. 102.
About Taptopia, Inc.:
Taptopia, a provider of mobile technology solutions, is headquartered in Dallas, TX and provides its solutions to event organizers, convention centers, and their related vendors. The company's solutions encompass leading and proven software and hardware technologies for today's most popular mobile platforms. Taptopia's team is comprised of serial entrepreneurs and technology evangelists who have been innovating and building mobile technology solutions for consumers and enterprise markets for at least a decade. For more information about Taptopia and all of its services, please visit http://www.Taptopia.com or call 972-479-8822. Taptopia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metiscan, Inc. (MTIZ.PK).
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KEMP Technologies Adds to Family of Affordable, Feature-Rich Load Balancers
Priced at under $2,000, new server load balancer delivers high availability and increased throughput for optimized user and application traffic
YAPHANK, N.Y., March 15 -- KEMP Technologies today announced the newest member of its family of affordable load balancers. The LoadMaster 2200 ensures that each user receives the best application experience possible by intelligently and efficiently distributing user traffic among web and application servers. Like all KEMP load balancers and application delivery controllers, the LoadMaster 2200 is a low-cost device delivering higher performance, optimal throughput and increased SSL acceleration.
Priced at $1,990 and including first-year support, KEMP Technologies continues to deliver the best-value load balancers in the industry. The need for load balancers is increasing because businesses cannot risk losing customers and revenue as a result of network downtime. E-commerce and virtualization demand high performance from network applications and organizations must maintain continuous uptime despite traffic spikes, network overload and external attacks. A load balancer enables reduced risk of failure, simplified management of network resources and optimized performance all while streamlining IT costs.
The LoadMaster 2200 features four GbE Ports, 950Mbps throughput and delivers up to 200 SSL TPS. With support for redundant, stateful configuration, it provides "five nines" high availability of application servers and removes the load balancer as a single point of failure. The LoadMaster 2200 includes advanced application acceleration features such as caching and compression, which optimize performance of existing ISP links and reduces latency associated with the internal network. It also offers protection against application-level threats, even with SSL-encrypted traffic. Moreover, the LoadMaster 2200 offers IT administrators greater control and enables them to adapt to network changes easily by providing a resource optimization layer in front of applications and servers.
"Today, businesses need to expand their server and application network architecture to handle rising bandwidth requirements and explore new revenue opportunities," notes Peter Melerud, co-founder and VP of product management of KEMP Technologies. "At the same time, there is increased pressure on costs and the stress of handling issues associated with unforeseen traffic loads. KEMP Technologies provides what businesses need the ability to load balance web and data server traffic without expensive equipment investment. Available today, the LoadMaster 2200 offers the functionality associated with much higher priced load balancers at a fraction of the cost."
Like all appliances of the KEMP's LoadMaster product family, the LoadMaster 2200 offers advanced Layer 7 content switching, application health checking, L7 persistence, caching, compression, L7 intrusion prevention and SSL offloading. A comprehensive first-year hardware maintenance and support agreement is included at no extra cost, which includes telephone and email support, software updates and advance hardware replacement.
About KEMP Technologies
KEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs.
Thousands of KEMP LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Managed service providers also rely upon KEMP products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.
KEMP's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching and server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, WTS load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support - delivering industry leading price/performance value.
Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.
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MEI Furthers Its Commitment to Trade Promotion Management -- Launches New Website and Complimentary Webinar Library
On-Demand and Live Webinars Look at Actionable Trade Promotion Management Issues, Trends and Solutions
PITTSBURGH, March 15 -- MEI Computer Technology Group, Inc. - a leading developer of trade promotion management (TPM) software for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry - today announced that is has revamped its corporate website. Redesigned with usability in mind, the main goal of the upgrade was to provide a fast and simple way for individuals to learn more about the trade promotion management industry and its award winning product offerings. To view the enhancements visit http://www.meicpg.com.
As part of this upgrade, the Company also announced the availability of a new on-demand webinar library which includes front of mind topics affecting consumer packaged goods manufacturers such as TPM Trends, 5 Steps to Successful Trade Promotion Management and What Does Trade Promotion Optimization Really Mean? The site will promote the availability of live educational events including Tackling Trade Spending in the Consumer Goods Industry which will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. EST/ 11 a.m. PST. The site also offers podcasts, white papers, webinars, conferences, case studies and other Trade Promotion Management reference materials.
Further, industry thought leaders Rob Bois, Cindy Goulden and other CPG veterans from the MEI team continue to contribute to the Company's blog dubbed, "Trade Talk, a forum in which readers and contributors can exchange ideas and comments on a wide variety of CPG-oriented topics ranging from changing the CPG value chain to discussing some of the top CPG predictions for 2010.
MEI is a global provider of trade promotion management solutions. Founded in 1983, MEI enables companies to reshape their sales and marketing activities by directly linking all phases of the planning process, thus improving the efficiency of their customers' trade spending, account management, sales planning, forecasting and reconciling. The Company provides proven, reliable and highly reference-able sales solutions for the Consumer Goods industry, and continues to help companies such as HJ Heinz Company, Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, Solo Cup, Energizer Personal Care, Morton Salt and The Schwan Food Company increase profits, strengthen brand assets and provide better supply chain and inventory management. MEI clients through the hosted model include Afexa Life Sciences, American Licorice Company, American Pie, J&J Snack Foods Corp, Marcal Manufacturing LLC, Pacific Natural Foods, Pierre Foods, Ruiz Foods, Sunny Delight, Sunsweet Growers and WhiteWave Foods. For more information on MEI, please visit http://www.meicpg.com or call 1-800-INFO-MEI.
Source: MEI Computer Technology Group, Inc.
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Society For Information Display and IMS Conferences Debut First-Ever Market Focus Conference Series During Display Week 2010
Exciting Addition to Display Week Line-up will Explore Some of the Hottest Segments in the Display Space -- TV, Lighting and Touch Technology
CAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 15 -- The Society for Information Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of electronic display technology, announced it will be collaborating with IMS Conferences, a division of IMS Research, on a new series of conferences to take place during Display Week 2010, which will be held in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center from May 23-28. The SID Market Focus Conference Series, held on May 26-27 of that week, will concentrate on the critical market development issues facing three of the hottest segments in the display space -- TVs, lighting/backlighting and touch. IMS Conferences will produce these events, which will help build awareness regarding opportunities and challenges in each of these dynamic markets.
"SID is excited to be working with IMS Conferences to develop and present our first-ever Market Focus Conference Series," said Paul Drzaic, SID President. "Conference attendees and exhibitors have traditionally relied on SID to provide the most up-to-date information on technology innovations and emerging applications in important areas like these. Our new connection with IMS, and the introduction of full-day Market Focus Conferences, will deliver complementary market insights and analyses in a truly exciting way. There is no better venue than that of SID's Display Week to access both the technical and market information we'll be delivering in these red-hot areas."
According to Ross Young, IMS Research's senior vice president of displays, "We are pleased to be working with SID on their new Market Focus Conference Series. We feel this type of event will complement their outstanding technical sessions and exhibits, and lead to a more well-rounded experience for their attendees."
The Market Focus Conference Series balances out an already information-rich Symposium planned for Display Week. In fact, the Symposium portion will feature a number of sessions dedicated to some of these very same compelling technology topics--guaranteeing that attendees will have access to the most comprehensive level of information available on the market, making Display Week a one-stop-shop for all things displays. Specifically, the Market Focus Conference Series agenda includes:
TV 3.0 - The Future of TVs (May 26 and 27)
This two-day event will cover the rapidly changing TV market emphasizing 3D content and hardware, Internet content delivery, how 3D and internet TVs will be merchandised in retail, LED TVs, OLEDs, and other display and non-display advances. The entire TV supply chain is expected to be represented on the agenda and in the audience, including service providers, content developers, retailers, brands, OEMs, panel suppliers, and other materials and components manufacturers.
The Future of Lighting and Backlighting (May 26)
This event will focus on the rapidly evolving requirements and opportunities for LEDs and OLEDs in the general lighting and backlighting markets. It will feature presentations and data from experts throughout the LED supply chain as well as OLED developers, lighting and display companies, and market and financial analysts.
The Future of Touch and Interactivity (May 27)
This event will examine the market development issues, evolving technical requirements and opportunities for touch and interactive developers in the mobile, PC, TV, signage and other markets. Presenters are expected to include developers and buyers of touch screens and interactive solutions as well as companies representing the entire touch supply chain.
Display Week Contact Information:
-- Media interested in attending Display Week, please contact Marie
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About IMS Conferences
IMS Conferences is focused on the organization of international summits and conferences that explore the real world implementations of leading-edge technologies. Its events bring together international executives from technology companies, content & service providers, operators, policy & standard makers, distributors, analysts and retailers. The conferences comprise a mix of keynote speeches, case studies, panel debates and networking sessions, and are known for their high caliber of content and speakers. As a division of IMS Research, a leading global electronics market research company with over 80 analysts worldwide, IMS Conferences is able to draw on a wealth of analyst experience and industry contacts to ensure that its summits and conferences address the key issues facing each industry. IMS' client base includes most leading global electronics companies active in markets such Consumer Electronics, Displays, Lighting & LEDs, Communications & Wireless, Semiconductors, Automotive & Transportation, Factory Automation, Medical Electronics, Power & Energy and Security.
About Display Week
The 48th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, or Display Week 2010, will take place May 23-28, 2010, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Display Week is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic-information displays. For more information on Display Week 2010, visit http://www.sid2010.org, or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek. Share Display Week-related tweets using the hash tag #SID2010.
The Society of Information Display (SID) is the only professional organization focused on the display industry. In fact, by exclusively focusing on the advancement of electronic-display technology, SID provides a unique platform for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products. With more than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's members are professionals in the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research, design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales. To promote industry and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the importance of displays, SID hosts more than ten conferences a year, including Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to showcase technology that will shape the future. SID's global headquarters are located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008. For more information, visit http://www.sid.org.
Marie Labrie/Karen Do, MCA Bob Perez, IMS Research
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TheFind Says to Merchants: 'Feed Us Directly for Free!'
Straightforward Interface Gives Online Stores Control over their Window Displays in the World's Largest Shopping Center
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 15 -- TheFind, which hosts 17 million unique monthly shoppers and sends quality traffic to 150,000 stores, today introduced an enhanced feed spec and a new merchant center that allows online and local stores to submit their product feeds directly to TheFind, for free. Most every merchant with their own online store is already in TheFind's index; however, uploading a direct product feed to TheFind provides merchants of every size with a finer degree of control over how their products are presented, including the ability to update pricing more frequently and accurately specify information important for consumers such as tax and shipping charges.
"When people search for products they are doing the online equivalent of window shopping," said Eric Peerless, chief marketing officer of Since1910 jewelers, the largest online seller of designer engagement rings, including the popular Tacori brand. "Claiming my store, becoming an UpFront Merchant and submitting a feed directly to TheFind is a free and effective way of managing my product displays to invite more shoppers inside."
As the world's largest shopping center, TheFind contains more than 500,000 online and local stores carrying over 400 million products. TheFind assembles this comprehensive array of stores and products through a mix of patented web crawling and information extraction technology, in addition to the direct feeds it already accepts from many large merchants.
Submitting a feed is easy, at merchant.thefind.com. Store owners must first "claim" their store and complete the basic store registration information. Then, merchants can immediately begin submitting and directly managing their own product feeds to TheFind. Merchants can use popular feed formats such as GoogleBase, or they can use TheFind's new enhanced feed spec, which includes more detailed attributes relevant to a growing number of online shoppers.
In addition to direct management of how product information is displayed, the new tax and shipping tool highlights the re-launched merchant center. In simplifying the task of compiling data for tax and shipping costs using simple radio buttons and drop down menus, merchants can quickly provide shoppers on TheFind with a greater level of transparency by specifying where and how they ship and in which states they collect sales tax.
"We wanted to make it as fast and easy as possible for merchants to get their feeds directly into TheFind, which is exactly why we are perfectly happy to receive the GoogleBase feed that many merchants are already using," said Jordan Keffer, director of merchant programs at TheFind. "We also know - based on our own data - that existing feed specs don't cover many of the product attributes consumers search for, so we've taken this opportunity to also define a new feed spec that better matches how shoppers actually search for products and stores."
Registering with TheFind and becoming an "UpFront Merchant," also a free service, allows merchants to provide buyers a greater degree of confidence by presenting easily located store detail information. Importantly, UpFront merchants and merchants who submit their feeds directly to TheFind improve the quality of the store and product information consumers are seeking, thereby enhancing the relevancy of their product listings which typically increases the quality and quantity of the shoppers who visit their store from TheFind.
TheFind is the world's largest shopping center where more than 500,000 online and local stores can be found selling over 400 million products to more than 17 million unique monthly shoppers. Opened to the public in 2007 and profitable since late 2008, TheFind has received multiple patents for its innovative shopping aggregation and search technology that combines an unsurpassed array of stores, products, coupons, reviews and other information relevant to all shoppers. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., TheFind's investors include Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures.
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CA's Virtualization Management Solutions Now Support Sun's Solaris Zones Virtualization Platform
CA's Expanded Support for Heterogeneous Virtualization Platforms Helps Customers Maximize the Business Value of Virtualization and Cloud Computing
ISLANDIA, N.Y., March 15 -- CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that its virtualization management solutions now support Sun's Solaris(TM) Zones virtualization platform. The expanded support of CA's Service Assurance and Business-Driven Automation solutions for heterogeneous virtualization platforms helps enterprise and service provider customers to realize greater cost savings, efficiency and flexibility from their complex virtualized and cloud computing infrastructures.
"The combination of innovative CA technology and working in partnership with Sun enables us to provide management of Sun virtualization and cluster technologies in addition to comprehensive support for Sun operating systems," said Roger Pilc, corporate senior vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Service Automation, CA. "Customers gain visibility and control across their physical and virtual environments, helping them to ensure exceptional end user quality of experience and quality of service."
CA's highly scalable and enterprise-class virtualization management products, including CA Spectrum® Infrastructure Manager, CA eHealth® Performance Manager, CA Spectrum® Service Assurance and CA Spectrum® Automation Manager, fully support Sun's Solaris Zones virtualization platform, enabling customers to greatly reduce risk by using the same set of tools to centrally manage their virtualized and physical environments. CA's proactive performance alerts help customers improve service quality by identifying potential performance issues and quickly pinpointing the root cause of problems. CA's deep visibility into business transactions and the reliability made innate by the automation of routine activities helps lead to improved operational excellence. The CA solutions also help customers put critical applications into production much faster, leading to much improved agility and faster time to market.
"The combination of Sun's virtualization platform and CA's virtualization management solutions helps customers simplify management of their complex IT environments," said Lisa Sieker, vice president, product management, Oracle. "Together we deliver proven, mature, end-to-end and top-to-bottom management for both physical and virtual environments across systems, networks, databases and applications. This enables customers to transform virtualization from being a back-room experiment to a front-line business asset, especially in cloud computing."
CA's Service Assurance and Business-Driven Automation solutions, which are designed specifically for managing heterogeneous virtualized environments, help Sun customers confidently deploy and run virtualization to gain a competitive edge and to plan for growth. Key benefits include:
-- Faster Deployment: Accelerate and automate the process to get critical
applications into virtualized environments and reduce the manual,
error-prone activities that compromise agility.
-- Operational Excellence: Discover, classify and manage change across
physical and virtual assets, enabling customers to gain visibility and
operational control over their business transactions and end customer
-- Improved Predictability: Customers gain greater visibility into
end-to-end performance of their business services, which helps them to
optimize computing resources and plan for growth.
CA (NASDAQ:CA), the world's leading independent IT management software company, helps customers optimize IT for better business results. CA's Enterprise IT Management solutions for mainframe and distributed computing enable Lean IT--empowering organizations to more effectively govern, manage and secure their IT operations. For more information, visit http://www.ca.com.
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eXelate and Nielsen Align to Bring Offline Household Level Data Into eXelate's Targeting Exchange
eXelate becomes the first major data exchange to directly integrate both granular online and premium anonymous household-level offline data, enabling advertisers to create integrated online programs that reach their best prospects more efficiently
NEW YORK, March 15 -- eXelate, the first and largest open marketplace for online targeting data, and Nielsen, the world's largest provider of media and consumer information and analytics, today announced a deal to include Nielsen's household segmentation data in eXelate's Targeting eXchange.
Through this partnership, eXelate becomes the first targeting data exchange to integrate highly qualified online and premium branded offline data directly via one marketplace. Media agencies and advertisers can utilize Nielsen's household segmentation systems (PRIZM, P$YCLE and ConneXions) alongside anonymous online captured interest and purchase intent activity on the more than 150M U.S. monthly unique visitors that are part of the eXelate eXchange. Advertisers and agencies will have the same frame of reference and confidence when buying online impressions that leverage Nielsen data as they do when buying offline media.
Through eXelate's open, flexible data marketplace, advertiser, agency, demand-side platform and ad network partners will now have access to Nielsen PRIZM household segments via the eXelate Targeting eXchange. Additionally, partners can access this data in conjunction with eXelate's pool of online Demographic, Interest and Intent information in segments such as Business-to-Business, Auto, Travel, Finance and Shopping.
"With many of the leading 100 advertisers still spending a proportionately small share of their ad budgets in digital marketing, the addition of offline data from a respected partner like Nielsen will be a strong driver for increasing their confidence in online advertising," said Matt Freeman, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mediabrands Ventures. "I have been in the media trenches for over 15 years, and I know that this kind of data will be a real catalyst for change among the largest U.S. advertisers," added Freeman, whose resume includes stints as CEO of Tribal DDB and Betawave.
"With the growing use of traditional data to reach precise online audiences, Nielsen's segmentation expertise brings tremendous value to brand marketers through eXelate's market innovating exchange," said Dwight Green, Nielsen Vice President of Digital Media. "Major brands and agencies have relied on Nielsen data for over 35 years, and as those advertising dollars move increasingly online, they now have a familiar, common language to help ensure their messaging is delivered to their exact audience."
"We're thrilled that Nielsen selected eXelate for their first direct data exchange integration," said eXelate CEO and founder Meir Zohar. "I know how important the addition of offline data from a trusted source like Nielsen is to the continued growth of the data driven targeting marketplace which eXelate has been leading since 2007."
The eXelate eXchange is the world's first and largest open marketplace for behavioral targeting data. Through participation on the eXchange and access to proprietary data management tools such as eXelate's teXi, data buyers build an instant behavioral targeting function and optimize their campaign delivery, while data sellers gain direct control over their audience data distribution and build a new privacy-friendly income stream. The eXchange includes over 40 top ad network, agency and demand-side platform buyers and dozens of leading publishers, who deliver targeting data on 150M U.S. unique users in lucrative verticals including Business-to-Business, Auto, Travel, Finance, Shopping and registration-based Demographics. For more information please visit http://www.exelate.com.
Powermat Available Now in Sprint Stores Nationwide
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich., March 15 -- Powermat, the leader in wireless charging, today announced the availability of the Powermat 2X two-position charging mat in Sprint stores nationwide. This comes just one month after the company's recent pledge to significantly expand its reach within the consumer marketplace.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2010), the Powermat 2X is the first at-retail product to usher in Powermat's extensive new line of mats and chargers that will expand both the number of devices consumers can wirelessly charge as well as the multiple ways they can charge them. The two-position charging mat allows users to wirelessly charge up to two devices simultaneously from one power source, losing both the tangled mess of cords and the hassle of constantly plugging and unplugging. With its small footprint the Powermat 2X is also ideal for multiple charging locations such as bedside or desk side.
"We are pleased to be working with Sprint to offer the consumer the freedom and convenience of Powermat as well as to launch the Powermat 2X," said Ron Ferber, President of Powermat. "Not only does Powermat provide the freedom to charge a Smartphone without the constant plugging and unplugging, but they can also charge the rest of their handheld gear without the hassle and tangle of cords."
With a price-point of $79.99, the Powermat 2X comes complete with the multi-faceted Powercube Universal Receiver and eight Powercube tips. The Powercube works with hundreds of devices including eBooks, Bluetooth headsets, handheld games, music players and phones.
In addition to the brand new Powermat 2X, Sprint stores will also carry Powermat receivers for BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8330, BlackBerry Curve 8350i and BlackBerry Tour(TM) 9630. The Powermat-enabled BlackBerry covers, retailing for $29.99 each, allow consumers to simply replace the existing cover on their BlackBerry with a Powermat-enabled cover and then simply drop and charge at their convenience.
Powermat is the first wireless charging company to gain national distribution with leading retailers in the U.S. market including Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com, Bed, Bath & Beyond and now Sprint.
Powermat is a complete solution for simultaneously delivering real time, wireless charging to multiple electronics including mobile phones, music players, handheld games, electronic readers, GPS devices, Bluetooth headsets, netbooks and laptops. Powermat technology has been miniaturized to a level where it can be embedded into virtually any device, as well as walls and table top surfaces. Powermat technology is fast, efficient and safe, and revolutionizes the way consumers charge and power. For more information, please visit http://www.powermat.com.
Powermat Sales & Marketing offices are based in Commerce Township, Michigan, with Research & Development facilities in Neve Ilan, Israel. Powermat is operated by Ron Ferber and Ran Poliakine.
Compete Emceeing Mobile Marketing and Advertising Special Session at CTIA Wireless 2010
Compete's Vice President Adam Guy and Director Danielle Nohe host full day event on future of mobile marketing
BOSTON, March 15 -- Compete, a Kantar Media company, today announced that Adam Guy, vice president of client services, and Danielle Nohe, director of technology and entertainment, will serve as Masters of Ceremonies for the Mobile Marketing & Advertising special session at CTIA Wireless 2010. The full day event on Monday, March 22nd will feature a keynote address from Diana Pouliot, director of mobile advertising for Google, and other industry executives discussing the future of mobile in the marketing and advertising sectors.
The mobile marketing industry is primed for exponential growth and a growing number of companies from a variety of industries are incorporating mobile into their marketing strategies. CTIA's Mobile Marketing & Advertising special session will give brands and agencies the opportunity to discuss the development of the mobile medium and share insights and best practices for utilizing the burgeoning mobile channel. In additions to Pouliot's keynote, speakers at the Mobile Marketing & Advertising special session include Paul Cushman, director of mobile sales strategy at Yahoo!, Matt Peterson, head of consumer services for Samsung Telecommunications America and Stuart Taylor, managing director, Cisco Systems.
"Over the past few years, we have seen clients across industries embrace mobile as a core marketing channel. At the same time, Compete's analysis of consumer behaviors and attitudes indicate that the mass market is prepared to open their mobile experience to marketers who are using the mobile channel as an integral part of their strategy to reach consumers. This session is a must for any brand or agency looking to use the channel for maximum marketing potential," said Guy. "We're looking forward to participating in these lively discussions about mobile's future in our industry."
"Mobile is on the cusp of mainstream adoption," said Jeff Simmons, director of technology programs at CTIA. "As businesses begin to recover from the economic downturn and invest in the next wave of technologies, we expect the mobile channel to emerge as a logical and competitive solution for reaching consumers quickly and efficiently while maximizing ROI. We instituted this special session at our annual conference to give brands and agencies a forum to discuss marketing via wireless technology and are confident attendees will benefit from the discussions of successful campaigns."
What: CTIA Wireless 2010 Mobile Marketing & Advertising Special Session
When: Monday, March 22, 2010; 9:00am - 5:30pm
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N258
Who: Emceed by Compete's Adam Guy and Danielle Nohe, keynote address from Google's Diana Pouliot and presentations from numerous mobile industry executives
Why: Share insights and learn how to harness the power of the mobile channel from a variety of industry leaders. The full agenda for the day is available here.
CTIA is offering advertising and marketing agencies the opportunity to bring a client to the Mobile Marketing & Advertising special session for free. Credentials for the event also include admission to the Exhibit floor and Keynote Sessions. To take advantage of this special offer, please contact JSimmons@ctia.org.
Compete, a Kantar Media company, helps the world's top brands improve their marketing based on the online behavior of millions of consumers. Leading marketers such as Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Hyundai Motor America, Upromise, Chrysler, and Verizon Wireless rely on Compete's services to create effective online experiences and highly profitable advertising campaigns. Compete's online behavior database--the largest in the industry--makes the Web as ingrained in marketing as it is in people's lives.
Established in more than in 50 countries, Kantar Media enables exploration of multimedia momentum through analysis of print, radio, TV, internet, social media, and outdoors worldwide. Kantar Media offers a full range of media insights and audience measurement services through its global business sectors - Intelligence, Audiences and TGI & Custom. Combining the deepest expertise in the industry, Kantar Media tracks more than 3 million brands and delivers insights to more than 22,000 customers around the world. (http://www.KantarMediaNA.com).
Kantar is one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy networks. By uniting the diverse talents of its 13 specialist companies, the group aims to become the pre-eminent provider of compelling and inspirational insights for the global business community. Its 26,500 employees work across 95 countries and across the whole spectrum of research and consultancy disciplines, enabling the group to offer clients business insights at each and every point of the consumer cycle. The group's services are employed by over half of the Fortune Top 500 companies.
Fox Sports Chooses RRSat for Distribution to Europe, the Middle East & North Africa
RE'EM, Israel, March 15, 2010-- RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST), a
rapidly growing provider of comprehensive content management and global
distribution services to the television and radio broadcasting industries,
announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with FOX Sports,
a leading sports channel and a division of the FOX Broadcasting Company. FOX
Sports, the flagship network of the FOX Sports Television Group, is America's
top-rated network for sports for 13 straight years (1997-2009), FOX Sports
boasts rights agreements with each of the United States's highest-rated
Distribution of FOX Sports via the Eurobird-9 satellite in
MPEG-4 format provides the FOX Sports Television Group with increased, yet
cost-effective, coverage within Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and
with the possibility to add HD format in the future.
"We are proud that a major and leading sports channel, such as
FOX Sports, chose RRsat to expand its distribution of leading US sports into
Europe and the Middle East," commented Lior Rival, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing of RRsat. "We believe the fact that FOX Sport's decision to expand
their relationship with us, testifies their satisfaction with our existing
services. We believe our expanding relationship with FOX could lead to
significant additional business with FOX in the future. In addition, with
this agreement, RRsat will be increasing the highly successful SD feed
already being distributed to Israeli television operators with a parallel HD
"As one of the leading providers of sports coverage in the
United States, we have a global audience and distribution is a key and an
uncompromising undertaking for us," commented Julio R. Sobral, SVP Broadcast
Operations of Fox International Channels. "In RRsat, we have found a partner
that is more than capable, and our work with them so far has met and even
exceeded our expectations. We look forward to a long and fruitful
relationship with RRsat, as we continually build our global audience of
sports enthusiasts through them."
About RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd.
RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) provides global,
comprehensive, content management and distribution services to the rapidly
expanding television and radio broadcasting industries. Through its
proprietary "RRsat Global Network," composed of satellite and terrestrial
fiber optic transmission capacity and the public Internet, RRsat is able to
offer high-quality and flexible global distribution services for content
providers. RRsat's comprehensive content management services include
producing and playing out TV content as well as providing satellite
newsgathering services (SNG). RRsat concurrently provide these services to
more than 500 television and radio channels, covering more than 150
countries. Visit the company's website http://www.RRsat.com for more
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The Marley Family Announces Partnership With HoMedics to Expand Legacy of Music Legend Bob Marley
Line of Consumer Electronics to Debut in October 2010
CHICAGO, March 15 -- Working together for a better world, reggae musician Bob Marley's Family, along with HoMedics, introduced The House of Marley in Chicago last night. Dedicated to benefit people and the planet, The House of Marley is committed to developing innovative products, adhering to Marley family values: Equality, authenticity, charity and sustainability.
"We the Marley family are ecstatic to partner with HoMedics. Our father used music as a tool to share his vision with the world and it's our turn to help people of the earth," said Cedella and Rohan Marley.
In Q4, 2010, a collection of boom boxes, docking stations, ear buds and headphones will debut, leading to the introduction of additional consumer categories. The House of Marley will strive to create eco-friendly offerings, utilizing leathers, woods, bamboo and recycled plastics and fabrics.
"We are excited to announce this partnership with Marley & Co.," says Alon Kaufman, CEO of HoMedics. "We translated family values into the design DNA of our products, focusing on details that portray unity, peace and equality."
An affinity program will enable everyone to support Marley's vision of hope and unity. Through unique products and the reinvestment of proceeds, people and charities from around the world will benefit. The focus will be on three main causes that will change the world forever: youth, planet and peace.
"The Movement will feature less-waste packaging to reduce its carbon footprint, making the entire process, from design to disposal, one with the earth," says Jamie Salter, CEO of Marley & Co.
ABOUT The House of Marley:
Working together for a better world, The House of Marley was created from the belief in Bob Marley's vision of "One Love," offering a range of earth-friendly, innovative products that adhere to the Marley family core values: equality, unity, authenticity, charity and sustainability.
HoMedics is the number one name in health and wellness around the world. Created with the highest quality components, HoMedics invests in the latest technological advances to provide products dedicated to restoring everyday balance. http://www.homedics.com.
ABOUT Marley & Co.:
Marley & Co. is a lifestyle branding company offering unique partnerships with leading manufacturers and retailers worldwide to create branded products that represent the association of the legendary musician Bob Marley. http://www.marleyandco.com.
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iLinc and Onstream Media's Infinite Conferencing Announce Strategic Partnership To Deliver Web-Based Collaboration Solutions
POMPANO BEACH, Fla., March 15 -- Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ:ONSM), an online service provider of live and on-demand internet video, today announced that its Infinite Conferencing Division has signed an agreement with iLinc, a leading provider of web and video conferencing solutions, to offer Infinite clients tailored, affordable web-based collaboration solutions.
"We are very excited about this partnership and look forward to introducing iLinc's suite of web conferencing solutions to both our existing and new clients," said Ari Kestin, President of Infinite Conferencing. "iLinc is a recognized leader in providing online collaboration services to businesses, and by partnering with them, we are able to expand our solution set and offer our clients a broader array of world-class services to help them communicate better, reduce costs, minimize travel time, and increase overall productivity."
This partnership adds a number of new solutions to the Infinite portfolio including webinar tools, online meetings, virtual training capabilities and more. The new services will include advanced capabilities such as integrated audio conferencing, VoIP support, turnkey webinar provisioning, robust reporting, learning management integration, and CRM integration (with Salesforce.com, for example).
"Both Infinite and iLinc share a common philosophy of offering the very best solutions to organizations of all sizes at affordable prices," said James Powers, iLinc President and CEO. "This partnership is a good fit for our strategic growth strategy and we are excited to now be aligned with such an innovative and respected company as Infinite."
Infinite will begin offering iLinc solutions in April of 2010.
iLinc, a recognized leader in web and video conferencing and collaboration solutions, empowers people to achieve their organizational goals easily and quickly, making it possible for them to accomplish more, travel less, achieve work-life balance, all while preserving the environment. iLinc's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery, industry-leading service, and integrations such as iLinc for Salesforce, which automatically synchronizes web conferencing and CRM data, increase operational efficiency across the organizations that drive more revenue. For more, visit http://www.ilinc.com.
About Infinite Conferencing:
Infinite Conferencing, a wholly-owned division of Onstream Media, provides high touch, "white glove" audio and web conferencing, webinar and webcasting services, delivering feature-rich solutions that range from on-demand conferencing to full-scale, online event management. Infinite offers additional value through its team of experienced communications experts who help tailor each solution to meet a client's specific business requirements. For more information, visit http://www.infiniteconferencing.com or call 888-203-7900.
About Onstream Media:
Onstream Media Corporation (NASDAQ:ONSM) is an online service provider of live and on-demand Internet video, corporate web communications and content management applications. Onstream Media's pioneering Digital Media Services Platform (DMSP) provides customers with cost effective tools for encoding, managing, indexing, and publishing content via the Internet. The DMSP provides our clients with intelligent delivery and syndication of video advertising, streaming video, mobile streaming and supports pay-per-view for online video and other rich media assets. The DMSP also provides an efficient workflow for transcoding and publishing user- generated content in combination with social networks and online video classifieds, utilizing Onstream Media's Auction Video(TM) (patent pending) technology. For more information, visit http://www.onstreammedia.com or call 954-917-6655.
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Fandango Launches 'Mobile Ticket' Program at Movie Theaters in Eight Markets
LAS VEGAS, March 15 -- SHOWEST -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, is unveiling a new convenience for film fans, where they can get movie tickets sent as barcodes to their mobile phones.
Fandango is rolling out its "Mobile Ticket" program in eight markets around the country, with more markets to come.
The benefit is that moviegoers can simply take their mobile phones straight to the theater ticket-taker, who scans the phones' barcode, allowing customers to bypass the box office windows and kiosks.
Fandango's Mobile Ticket works with most mobile carriers, and does not require a smart phone. The program is rolling out to more than 100 screens in the Reading Cinemas circuit, including:
-- New York: City Cinemas 1, 2 & 3, Angelika Film Center, East 86th
Street Cinemas, Village East Cinema, Beekman Theatre, The Paris
-- New Jersey: Manville 12 Plex.
-- Houston: Angelika Film Center.
-- Dallas/Plano: Angelika Dallas; Angelika Plano.
-- San Diego: La Mesa Grossmont Center, Clairemont Town Square Stadium.
-- Bakersfield: Valley Plaza 16.
-- Sonoma County: Rohnert Park 16.
-- Hawaii: Ward Stadium, Kahala Theater, Kapolei 16, Mililani Stadium.
"We've already seen success in the mobile space with our variety of apps for the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm and others," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer of Fandango. "We know that Mobile Ticket will be one more Fandango convenience that moviegoers will enjoy. Our cell phones are with us all the time - so what better way to ensure you have your movie ticket?"
"Reading Cinemas is honored to work with an innovative company like Fandango," said Terri Moore, Vice President of Theater Operations for Reading Cinemas' Western division. "Fandango's Mobile Ticket is extremely convenient and our customers really enjoy being on the cutting edge of this new technology."
One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at http://www.fandango.com, 1-800-FANDANGO and via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com. Fandango is a unit of Comcast Interactive Media.