Boeing to Provide India's Blue Dart Aviation With Maintenance Productivity Tool
SEATTLE, May 4 -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Blue Dart Aviation, India's largest and only dedicated domestic freighter airline, today announced that Boeing Commercial Aviation Services will provide Maintenance Performance Toolbox for the airline's Boeing 757-200 Freighter fleet.
Toolbox, a key Boeing Lifecycle Solution element, is a software-based productivity tool designed to unify an airline's maintenance data, enhancing accessibility and providing greater efficiency in maintenance and engineering operations.
"Our Maintenance Performance Toolbox selection is a significant capital investment for Blue Dart, which will help us remain competitive and add value for our customers," said Tulsi Nowlakha Mirchandaney, managing director, Blue Dart Aviation.
"Maintenance Performance Toolbox will help Blue Dart to streamline its documentation process, providing greater efficiency in maintenance and, ultimately, better service to its customers," said Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India. "Blue Dart's decision to implement Toolbox, coupled with the airline's status as an all-Boeing operator, provides a strong foundation for our collective future."
Toolbox enhances customer profitability by providing lifecycle business solutions, materials and engineering services, and 24/7 global customer support.
Boeing was awarded a "Breakthrough Technology Award" by Aviation Week magazine when Toolbox was introduced in October 2005. To date, 66 customers are signed to use the tool.
Available via an Internet browser as a secured, hosted service, Toolbox provides reliable access to all of its tools through MyBoeingFleet.com, Boeing's Internet portal.
Blue Dart Aviation began service in 1996 as India's first jetliner cargo carrier, and currently operates four 757-200 Freighters and three 737-200 Freighters.
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DROID Incredible by HTC Delivers an Incredible 3G Experience
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 4 -- The highly anticipated DROID Incredible by HTC is now available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Running on the nation's largest and most reliable wireless voice and 3G network, DROID Incredible by HTC features a touch screen, 8.0 megapixel camera, wide selection of interactive widgets, and Friend Stream for streamlined updates from popular social networking sites. Visit http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/04/pr2010-04-15.html for a complete list of features.
Verizon Wireless customers will receive their DROID Incredible by HTC rebates in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan (beginning at $29.99 for unlimited monthly access).
Customers who purchase DROID Incredible by HTC before May 31, 2010, will receive a free 2 GB memory card. This includes customers who pre-ordered the device. Customers can receive only one memory card per DROID Incredible by HTC purchase.
For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
HTC Corporation (HTC) is one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile phone industry. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC creates innovative smartphones that better serve the lives and needs of individuals. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange under ticker 2498. For more information about HTC, please visit http://www.htc.com.
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Guitar Hero(R) 5 and Band Hero(TM) Keep Living Rooms Rockin' with Killer New Additions to the Guitar Hero Music Library
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4 -- May rolls in and with it comes a new collection of shredable track pack additions for Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ATVI) Guitar Hero® 5 and Band Hero(TM). From "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" to the hottest new alternative rock acts to hit the airwaves, fans can look forward to further expanding their Guitar Hero® music libraries and shredding this month with tracks by Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Miller Band, Alpha Rev, Capra, Snow Patrol and Aerosmith.
Foreigner, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Steve Miller Band will have Guitar Hero players rocking in the beginning of May with the Classic Rock 3 Track Pack. "Juke Box Hero," the third single off Foreigner's 1981 album, 4, will join Lynyrd Skynyrd's second hit single, "Sweet Home Alabama," and "Take the Money and Run" by Steve Miller Band. The Classic Rock 3 Track Pack will be available on the PlayStation®Store for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system starting May 11. It will also be available on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Wii(TM) on May 6.
Gamers looking to add some alternative-pop to their Guitar Hero library are in for a treat on May 11 with a three-song Alternative Pop Track Pack featuring Alpha Rev, Capra and Snow Patrol. The track pack will contain "Face Down," off Alpha Rev's just released new album New Morning, Capra's debut single, "Low Day" and "You're All I Have," the first single from Snow Patrol's fourth album, Eyes Open.
Get ready to rock this way with legendary American rock n' roll band, Aerosmith, as they return to the Guitar Hero stage with a three-song track pack featuring "Livin' On The Edge," "Love In An Elevator" and "Rag Doll." Fans will be able to experience these classic tracks, playable as a full band for the first time, from the GRAMMY® award winning band on May 18.
The Classic Rock 3, Alternative Pop and Aerosmith track packs will be available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 440 Microsoft Points, on the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system for $5.49 and for Wii for 550 Wii Points(TM). In addition, all songs in each track pack will be released as downloadable singles for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft for 160 Microsoft Points, PlayStation 3 system for $1.99 and Wii for 200 Wii Points each. In addition to the in-game music store and the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 owners can expand their Guitar Hero music library using the Guitar Hero VIP Pass Music Store, available exclusively on Xbox LIVE online entertainment network.
For more information about Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero and their entire line-up of downloadable songs and disc imports, please visit http://www.guitarhero.com.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
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The Revolutionary New Meadowlands Stadium to Open With MICROS
COLUMBIA, Md., May 4 -- MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS), a leading provider of information technology solutions for the hospitality and retail industries, is pleased to announce that New Meadowlands Stadium will open its new state-of-the-art facility with the MICROS 9700 Hospitality Management System (HMS), mymicros.net, Mobile MICROS, MICROS iCare, and a variety of MICROS terminals, including the MICROS Workstation 5 (WS5), Mobile MICROS handheld devices (Motorola MC55), and the new MICROS Keyboard Workstation 270 (KW270).
New Meadowlands Stadium is the sensational year-round setting for NFL football, special events, and entertainment that will provide an unforgettable experience. With 82,500 seats, including premium lounges that span over 130,000 square feet on four different levels, New Meadowlands Stadium requires the tools to allow it to provide personalized, superior service to complement its fans. This flexible, easily managed solution will provide New Meadowlands Stadium with a reliable, secure, event management system that delivers the business intelligence and operational efficiencies to drive overall revenue, decrease operating costs, and enhance the fan experience.
At the core of MICROS 9700 HMS is an industry leading point-of-sale (POS) solution designed specifically for large-scale installations. In addition to the MICROS 9700 POS, New Meadowlands Stadium will be utilizing the MICROS 9700 Perpetual Inventory Package for integrated inventory and purchasing, the MICROS 9700 Suites Management application for managing luxury suites and catering, and the Mobile MICROS solution for servicing premium dining areas.
The MICROS 9700 HMS is fully integrated to the most flexible enterprise business suite, mymicros.net. By compiling and organizing financial and operational information in easy-to-view online reports, mymicros.net offers New Meadowlands Stadium a repository of business intelligence and reporting. The MICROS iCare Solution provides a suite of customer relationship management modules to track sales and fan activity from a central database. This allows New Meadowlands Stadium to recognize core customers as well as create methods to attract and measure the development of new customers.
"New Meadowlands Stadium (NMS) is twice as large as the former stadium and requires an innovative way to extend the service capabilities beyond the status quo to deliver an exceptional individual fan experience. The combination of innovative integrated solutions, advanced technology, security, reliable hardware, robust reporting, and open source friendly architecture made MICROS the only choice for our concession needs," stated Peter Brickman, Chief Technology Officer of NMS. "We are very pleased to have them as a partner at the stadium."
"MICROS is honored to partner with the groundbreaking New Meadowlands Stadium," stated Dan Bell, Vice President of the Leisure and Entertainment Division, MICROS Systems. "We are confident MICROS can provide New Meadowlands Stadium with the powerful technology to manage its high volume environment and help its events thrive."
About New Meadowlands Stadium
New Meadowlands Stadium is the nation's preeminent sports and entertainment venue located in the midst of the country's largest media market. Designed to not only be the home of New York Jets and New York Giants, but will also serve as the must stop location for all marquee events. Whether it's internationally broadcast concerts, storied college football programs, international soccer, the New Meadowlands Stadium is the ideal venue for fans and talent alike.
As a $1.6 billion piece of architectural history, the New Meadowlands Stadium will create the new standard of what a venue should look and feel like. When the New York Jets and New York Giants kickoff their 2010 seasons, they won't just have a new stadium to call home, they'll be playing in one of the greenest venues in sports, thanks to a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Come be part of the 82,500 passionate fans who will immediately appreciate the ease of travel, modern technology, and unique amenities that the Stadium has to offer.
About MICROS Systems, Inc.
MICROS Systems, Inc. provides enterprise applications for the hospitality and retail industries worldwide. Over 330,000 MICROS systems are currently installed in table and quick service restaurants, hotels, motels, casinos, stadiums, arenas, theme parks, and retail operations in more than 130 countries, and on all seven continents. In addition, MICROS provides property management systems, central reservation and customer information solutions under the brand MICROS-Fidelio for more than 25,000 hotels worldwide, as well as point-of-sale, loss prevention, and cross-channel functionality through its MICROS-Retail division for more than 90,000 retail stores worldwide. MICROS stock is traded through NASDAQ under the symbol MCRS.
For more information on MICROS and its advanced information technology solutions for the hospitality industry, please contact Louise Casamento, Vice President of Marketing at (443) 285-8144 or (866) 287-4736. You can also visit the MICROS website at http://www.micros.com or send an email to email@example.com.
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Palisade Systems Delivers Next Generation Data Loss Prevention for the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise
PacketSure 8.0 provides small and mid-sized enterprises unprecedented visibility into sensitive data within their organization
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 4 -- Palisade Systems, the leader In Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solutions for the small and medium-sized enterprise, today launched the latest version of its comprehensive data loss prevention solution - the easiest-to-use and fastest-deployed solution on the market. PacketSure 8.0 helps organizations keep data secure and in compliance with government regulations. PacketSure 8.0 is available as an appliance to customers requiring an on-site solution, or as a managed service from Palisade's Managed Service Provider partners.
Palisade's core customers in the healthcare, education, finance, and insurance industries need an easy DLP solution, where the information technology group can just flip the switch and begin preventing accidental data loss.
PacketSure 8.0 provides the features that busy network security managers need to see what is actually happening on their network. Dashboards keep network professionals informed of content violations, traffic trends, cases awaiting resolution, social trends and other information flows within the organization. PacketSure 8.0 gives IT managers powerful tools to structure the best network policies for their companies, using content, protocol, and web filtering.
With PacketSure 8.0, organizations are kept up-to-date on the latest government compliance rules and regulations. Like prior versions, PacketSure 8.0 has certified interoperability with the Cisco IronPort S-Series Web Security Appliance (WSA), integration with Oracle's Content Access software, and uses Voltage Security for tighter encryption integration.
"The small and medium-sized enterprise continues to grow and invest in its long-term security, including data loss prevention solutions. But these groups have different needs than larger enterprises. Those needs are only met with a solution built specifically with smaller enterprises in mind," said Christian Renaud, president and CEO, Palisade Systems. "PacketSure is built for these businesses and industries. It's an easily deployed solution with the reporting and management needed to keep data secure and prevent loss."
PacketSure 8.0 Brings the Tools Needed for Premiere DLP Solutions
PacketSure 8.0 brings a new set of tools to the already-robust PacketSure DLP solution, including:
-- Contextual Analysis of traffic patterns within an organization
provides network managers the background they need to inform their
remediation decisions. Flexible social graphs of SMTP traffic enables
customers to determine where incidents originate, and other areas for
-- The Network Dashboard is an inclusive, one-stop widget for network
intelligence. The new dashboard is fully customizable for each user,
includes protocol, web and content filtering statistics, short- and
long-term tracking, as well as customizable widgets.
-- Case Management includes integrated incident and case tracking,
including multiple cases per incident and multiple incidents per case,
with the ability to assign owners based on departments and roles
within the organization.
-- Enhanced Reports Engine with fully customizable reports and an
extensive library of report templates allowing for integration with
protocols, Web and content. The report engine also integrates the new
contextual analysis, and can be used as a separate module or within
the new Network Dashboard.
PacketSure 8.0 Testimonials
PacketSure 8.0 is already deployed to current customers, and has been winning accolades:
-- "We are charged with keeping our students' data secure. We've been
long-standing customers of Palisade Systems, and when we went looking
for a new data loss prevention system, at the end of the day we knew
we would stick with PacketSure. The latest version's contextual
analysis and reports keep us on top of data, and help us stay on top
of FERPA compliance." -- Stephen Stiles, CTO, El Paso Independent
PacketSure 8.0 is available immediately, as either an on-premises appliance or via Palisade's network of Managed Service Provider partners.
About Palisade Systems
Palisade Systems, Inc., is an industry leader in the Data Loss Prevention (DLP) market. Palisade's patented DLP product, PacketSure, is the industry's only all-in-one appliance that can be installed and running in less than one hour. PacketSure helps organizations proactively secure sensitive and proprietary intellectual property from leaving data networks, defines and enforces access to internal network resources, and enforces compliance with federal privacy and industry security regulations such as HIPAA and GLBA. For more information, please visit http://www.palisadesystems.com/ or contact Palisade by telephone at 1.888.824.0720. Follow Palisade on Twitter, @PalisadeDLP
Palisade Systems, the Palisade Systems Logo and PacketSure are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Palisade Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their registered owners.
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- Website to lead expanded VIZIO distribution in Canada - VIZIO's 'Where Vision Meets Value(TM)' theme to drive site - Unique site content to be available in both English and French
IRVINE, Calif., May 4 -- VIZIO, North America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company, announced today its launch of a new website specifically dedicated to the Canadian market. Themed with VIZIO's Where Vision Meets Value(TM) message, the site goes live on May 4, 2010. The Canadian English language http://ca.vizio.com/en and French language websites http://ca.vizio.com/fr/ become part of VIZIO's initiative to increase its presence in the Canadian marketplace, by creating a local online presence with unique content that demonstrates VIZIO's expanded commitment to the market.
"As our North American neighbor, we recognize Canada is an extremely important market for VIZIO. Our goal is to bring our high-value high-performance proposition to Canadian consumers, and to become a key provider of HDTVs and electronics throughout the country," said Steven Joe, VIZIO VP International. "To properly focus on this market, we are making a deep commitment of resources, including a website that has a unique Canadian focus and provides information reflecting our local distribution structure and product offerings. Our message is intended to show new customers how VIZIO's deep understanding of the consumer electronics market means products created to meet their needs, particularly through our ability to deliver the best of new technologies at a price that everyone can afford. This is an excellent opportunity to further strengthen our network of successful global partnerships."
Reflecting Canada's two official languages, the new website will be available in both English and French. It provides product information on a level comparable to the existing VIZIO.com site, including detailed information on HDTVs and accessories, access to product support, and an online ability for visitors to purchase select products.
Concurrent with the launch of the new website, VIZIO is expanding its distribution in Canada, with the goal of making product available through a wider range of Canadian retailers. VIZIO products are now available in Canada at Costco, Costco.ca, Walmart, and Dell.ca.
VIZIO, Inc., "Where Vision Meets Value," headquartered in Irvine, California, is America's HDTV and Consumer Electronics Company. In 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 selling brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. TV sales. Since 2007 VIZIO HDTV shipments remain in the TOP ranks in the U.S. and were again #1 in Q1, 2009 with over 20% market share. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Sears, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, CNET's Top 10 Holiday Gifts and PC World's Best Buy among others.
The V, VIZIO, TruLED, Extreme VIZIO Technology XVT, VIZIO Internet Apps, 480Hz SPS, 240Hz SPS, Thin Line, Smooth Motion, Razor LED, Smart Dimming, Where Vision Meets Value names, phrase and symbols are trademarks or registered trademarks of VIZIO, Inc. All other trademarks may be the property of their respective holders.
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Vycom Launches New Web Site to Organize New Product Categories and Streamline Purchasing for Customers
SCRANTON, Pa., May 4 -- Vycom, a division of CPG International, has launched a new Web site at http://www.vycomplastics.com/ to clearly define its growing product families and help customers streamline their buying efforts. Vycom is a world leader in Olefin and PVC solutions for a vast number of industries, such as graphic and display, marine, playground/recreation and food processing as well as fire, chemical and corrosion resistant materials.
According to Don Wharton, President of Vycom, the new site will help the company manage its rapid growth by showing its broad product offerings, industry applications and essential data about each of the six product families, which include:
-- Celtec® graphic/display boards for inside and outdoor applications
-- Flametec® clean room and semiconductor fire safe materials
-- Seaboard® outdoor furniture and marine components
-- Corrtec® chemical and corrosion resistant materials
-- Playboard® sheet for modular recreational and playground systems
-- Sanatec® food processing and cutting board materials
These distinct product "families" as Vycom defines them, serve a diverse mix of markets, yet have a common thread of manufacturing leadership and operational flexibility, such as consolidation of purchase orders and shipments across product families.
"You can now see on our home page that Vycom is a one-stop resource for all of your olefin and PVC needs, making our products easy to identify and easy to buy," said Wharton.
The new site lists key benefits of each product family and shows profiles, sizes, colors and finishes with illustrated graphics. It also provides downloadable pdfs with marketing, technical specs and MSDS information. A News section will contain new company announcements and trade shows. To assist in purchasing, the site also has a Distributor Locator, by zip code.
"Along with being intuitive and visually appealing, Vycom's new Web site is another step in streamlining processes to serve our end users," said Wharton. "As our customers find new venues for their products, we are evolving right along with them, with more product offerings and more convenient ways to do business."
In keeping with Vycom's mantra of being a place where quality meets performance, the new site truly brings to light the wide selection of highly engineered products, capacity, availability, convenient shopping experience and attentive customer service. For more information, visit http://www.vycomplastics.com/.
CONTACT: Maureen Murray of Vycom, +1-973-993-1570,
The iCap(R) MP3 System from Gesten Technologies Is the Safe Alternative to Earbuds for Active Music Lovers
LAKE WORTH, Fla., May 4 -- Active people looking for a safer way to listen to their favorite tunes on-the-go will benefit from a patented new portable music system called The iCap. This unique MP3 player with speakers allows users to listen to music and still hear all the traffic hazards and interact with the people around them. The MSRP of The iCap system is $99.95, and it is available now for purchase at http://www.icapmp3.com/.
The iCap® is the most convenient and the only safe way to listen to music while walking, jogging, hiking, skating, skateboarding, riding bicycles or motorcycles, on the job, or while doing home improvement projects. The featherweight music system snaps under the brim of our included baseball cap, and also detaches to become a mini boom box that clips on to belts, backpacks, and other caps.
The iCap® is completely wireless, with no more annoying headphone wires. The super stereo sound from the built-in speakers can be played low enough for private listening, or cranked loud enough to share with others. Worn backwards, the iCap® sounds even better, and fits under standard bicycle helmets, hard hats, and shorty motorcycle helmets.
"Earbud use has been directly linked to long-term hearing damage, and they create an isolation which leaves users vulnerably oblivious to their surroundings," says inventor Jeffrey Gesten. "The iCap solves all those health and safety problems, and still allows you to enjoy your favorite tunes anywhere and anytime."
The iCap® system consists of a 2GB MP3 player, an FM tuner, a Voice Recorder, the SRS WOW® digital surround sound chip, 2 stereo speakers, a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery, and our custom pro-style sports cap. The iCap® contains a Micro SD card slot for expanded memory and for playing the new Slot Music media format. The iCap® makes the perfect gift for any music lover, and private labeling is available.
About Gesten Technologies
Gesten Technologies manufactures and markets unique consumer products for the consumer electronics and sporting goods industries. Gesten Technologies was founded in 2003 by entrepreneur and inventor Jeffrey Gesten who is available for interviews.
Specialized Products Company Introduces the 2010 Source Book
Featuring 10,000 Competitively Priced Installation, Field Service and Repair Solutions
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 4 -- Specialized Products Company has released its 2010 Source Book, a 340-page color catalog showcasing over 10,000 competitively priced installation, field service and repair solutions for installers and integrators in the telecommunications, CATV, and cable and enterprise industries.
In offering the most comprehensive selection of off-the-shelf tool kit solutions for professional system integrators and installers in the world, the 2010 Source Book categories cover fiber optic, tools, cable installation, test equipment, shop supplies, cases and tool kits.
Since 1965, Specialized Products Company has supplied service professionals with tools, over 100 customizable industry-specific tool kits, shipping cases and test equipment. The company is recognized for its customer assistance and same-day shipping.
iSOFT Business Solutions Works in Partnership With Real Asset Management to Deliver a Complete Financial and Asset Management Solution
ORPINGTON, England, May 4, 2010-- iSOFT Business Solutions, the financial software, procurement
and bespoke solutions provider, today announces a partnership with Real Asset
Management (RAM), a provider of fixed asset management software and services.
The new partnership sees the integration of RAM's complete asset management
solution with iSOFT's Integra Open Enterprise suite, providing users with
fixed asset management functionality to complement iSOFT's existing
iSOFT Business Solutions delivers financial solutions and
services across its strong commercial base as well as the public sector,
working with the NHS, Central Government, Local Authorities, Housing
Associations, Police Authorities and Not for Profit organisations to help
improve performance and drive financial efficiency.
As part of a strategy to strengthen its product and service
offerings across these sectors, iSOFT Business Solutions has approached RAM
to establish a strategic partnership. RAM's comprehensive asset management
solution, Series4000, helps organisations develop a centralised asset
register which can be used across the Finance, Maintenance/Facilities and IT
departments, increasing control, accuracy and transparency.
Commenting on the partnership, Eamonn Morris, Managing
Director for iSOFT Business Solutions, comments, "Our partnership with RAM
adds significant value to our financial management solution. We can now offer
a complete accounting solution with a range of fixed asset management
functions, providing our customers with a number of options to fit their
business model. These include IFRS compliant depreciation, component
accounting, SORP compliance, barcode/RFID equipment tracking, planned and
breakdown maintenance, as well as web-based fault reporting/helpdesk, work
order labour tracking, stores management and comprehensive management
Mr Morris continues, "Our NHS clients will particularly
benefit from this new partnership, enabling them to manage the maintenance of
all types of assets, including the property estate and medical devices, from
a single integrated system."
Karen Conneely, Group Commercial Manager at RAM, comments,
"Fixed assets represent a significant investment for any organisation and so
it is vital that assets, whether capital funded or expensed, are tracked and
managed accurately and effectively. With our software integrating with
iSOFT's Integra Open Enterprise suite, users are provided with a centralised
solution which fulfils all their accounting and maintenance needs, all from a
iSOFT Business Solutions, part of the iSOFT Group, is a market leader in
providing world-class integrated business software solutions to
service-centric organisations. With a product and services portfolio of
outstanding depth, its offerings extend from eProcurement and bespoke
solutions to enterprise-wide financial management solutions, which provide
efficiencies across the entire organisation.
iSOFT Business Solutions has a presence in all key markets across the UK,
Ireland, Hong Kong and Australia, with infrastructure services extending
coverage to over 35 countries worldwide. Leveraging the strengths, innovation
and global reach of its parent company, iSOFT Group, iSOFT Business Solutions
ensures it meets the needs of its customers, which include large
organisations, small and medium enterprises, not-for-profit and public sector
iSOFT Business Solutions helps its customers achieve results and business
objectives by identifying mission-critical issues and implementing innovative
and customised solutions that are designed to generate revenue, reduce costs
and provide fast access to management information.
With over 30 years' experience, iSOFT Business Solutions' unparalleled
ability to successfully deliver improved processes is achieved by
understanding its customers' unique needs and providing the capability to
deliver automated systems through the use of technology. These systems, which
include web access, custom development, workflow, business intelligence and
document management, help customers to increase margins and improve cash
iSOFT Business Solutions employs more than 130 professional people,
serving over 500 customers including Hartlepool Borough Council, ITN, London
Ambulance Service, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Northern Ireland Office,
English Heritage, NEP Shared System Group and UNISON.
Real Asset Management is a leading provider of fixed asset management and
logistics software & services. Over the last 25 years its products have been
implemented by more than 3,000 organisations in over 70 countries.
RAM, one of the leading suppliers to the UK public sector, has
successfully implemented software across 1000 Commercial companies, 150
Central Government sites, 200 NHS Trusts, 90 Educational Establishments, 100
Local Authorities and Housing Associations and over 250 MoD sites worldwide.
The company has developed a powerful array of software modules around a
central data repository that enables organisations of any size to manage
every aspect of the asset lifecycle. Its Series4000 solution offers fixed
asset accounting, capital project control, lessee asset accounting, asset
budgeting, help desk management, inventory control, asset tracking,
maintenance management and capital allowance calculations.
For further information, please contact:
iSOFT Business Solutions
Karen Conneely Tegan Boaler / Lauren Hayward
Real Asset Management The itpr Partnership
Tel: +44(0)1689-892100 Tel: +44(0)1932-578800
Source: Real Asset Management
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Webroot Adds Vulnerability Scanning to Cloud-Based Web Security Service
New Features Enhance Cloud-based Web Security Service from Antispyware Pioneer
BOULDER, Colo., May 4 -- Webroot, a leading provider of Internet security for the consumer, enterprise and SMB markets, today introduced the industry's first vulnerability scanner delivered in the cloud as part of a Web security software-as-a-service (SaaS) model. The new service offers weekly and monthly tests for more than 400 common vulnerabilities found in the operating system, Web browsers, browser plug-ins, Microsoft Office and its components, media players, instant messaging software and various third-party solutions - the most common ways Web-based malware is delivered to business and consumer computers.
The new feature is included in the Webroot® Web Security Service. By inspecting applications and analyzing them via the cloud, the Webroot service can automatically and efficiently identify threats and vulnerabilities as well as identify missing patches. The service is linked to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database, ensuring the latest threats are included in the scan.
"Having vulnerability scanning added to the award-winning Webroot Web Security Service is a real winner," said Bob Stevens, owner and president, Blended Systems, a Webroot channel partner in metro Atlanta. "I can now offer an even more effective tool to customers with no impact on user performance."
Also included in the update is a new layer of antispyware detection. In addition to monitoring outbound traffic from a system, Webroot now automatically analyzes the processes running on the user's computer. This additional layer of protection ensures that threats are identified before they have a chance to spread. The service tests for more than 3,500 known malicious programs today and is continually updated for the latest threats.
Webroot's vulnerability scanning takes less than 15 seconds and leverages the cloud for up-to-date vulnerabilities and spyware definitions to help ensure endpoints are secure. Focusing on the programs most susceptible to malicious attacks, a lightweight scan at the endpoint uploads process information to the cloud, where Webroot identifies vulnerabilities and centralizes results in a Web-based management portal. Administrators can search and sort by machine, user, type of scan and number of vulnerabilities and then drill down to view information about each machine or threat.
"Organizations are finding that vulnerability assessments that are mired on the desktop are becoming more burdensome and less effective," said Gerhard Eschelbeck, chief technology officer, Webroot. "Leveraging the cloud, we're enabling organizations to aggressively monitor their IT infrastructure without worrying about its affect on user productivity, and with much better protection than traditional solutions."
This addition to the Webroot Web Security Service is now available through Webroot channel partners as well as to direct customers.
Webroot, a Boulder, Colorado-based company provides industry-leading security solutions to consumers, enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses worldwide. For more information visit http://www.webroot.com/ or call 800.772.9383.
MarketsandMarkets: Global Smart Homes Market Worth US $13.4 Billion By 2014
DALLAS, May 4, 2010-- The Global Smart Homes Market report analyzes the smart home products and
services market over the period 2009-2014. The report studies the major
market drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the Global Smart Homes
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The Global Smart Homes market is estimated to be $13.4 billion by 2014,
growing at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2009 to 2014, driven by the increasing ageing
population worldwide. The markets for smart home products and services are
expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.3% and 17% respectively. Rise in the ageing
population is the major driving force for the growth of the market.
Government initiatives and rising smart home adoption rates due to increasing
personal income in Asia are also boosting the market.
Further, growing interest from the consumer electronics industry and
novel technologies are also expected to fuel market growth in the coming
years. However, there is a need for common standards for the usage of smart
home technologies such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, KNX, Insteon etc. Moreover, ethical
guidelines on the use of technologies that raise privacy issues are also
required. Market players are now focusing on new product and consolidations
to enhance their commercial portfolios. Collaborations, new product launches
and improvements in the existing line of products are the major growth
strategies employed by the companies in order to main a competitive position
in the market.
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The report analyzes the Global Smart Homes market into the following
- Smart Home Products Market (Security, Lighting, HVAC, Entertainment,
Home Health, Energy Management)
- Smart Home Services Market (Installation & Repair, Customization)
The market data consists of aggregate sales figures of all Global Smart
Homes submarkets. It analyzes the market aspects of products and services;
sourcing key market developments from the top companies that it profiles.
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Comcast Launches High-Speed Wireless Data Service in Boston
High-Speed 2go(TM) Enables Consumers to Access the Internet Anytime
BOSTON, May 4 -- Comcast, one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced the launch of its high-speed wireless data service in Boston, as the company continues its nationwide rollout of High-Speed 2go(TM).
In its initial offering, Comcast's High-Speed 2go is a third-generation or 3G wireless high-speed data service that provides nationwide wireless Internet service via wireless data cards. Comcast is now offering this wireless service bundled with one or more of its popular XFINITY Internet, XFINITY TV or XFINITY Voice products, providing mobile broadband where ever and whenever customers need to be connected. Later in the year, Comcast will offer a 4G High-Speed 2go product delivered via the Clearwire network in the Boston market.
"We are thrilled to now offer our wireless High-Speed 2go service to our busy, on-the-move Boston area customers so they can access the Internet from anywhere, anytime," said Steve Hackley, Senior Vice President for Comcast's Greater Boston Region. "Whether it's XFINITY TV, Internet, Voice and now High-Speed 2go, Comcast continues to drive innovation throughout the Boston area to deliver more access, more convenience and more choice for our customers."
For the first time, consumers will have bundled access to both blazing fast wired download speeds and wireless Internet sold together as a "Fast Pack." The Fast Pack Nationwide 3G service includes XFINITY Internet service for the home with speeds up to 12Mbps, a free WiFi router for mobility and extended coverage in the home and nationwide 3G mobile network access. The Fast Pack Nationwide bundle is available starting at the introductory price of $54.99 per month for 12 months. Customers who already subscribe to XFINITY Internet will be able to sign up for High-Speed 2go Nationwide 3G service for as low as $40 per month.
The world-class services Comcast is known for in the home are beginning to be extended to where consumers work, live and play. High-speed mobile Internet is one of the first products consumers want as a natural extension of Comcast's super fast wired high-speed XFINITY Internet.
Comcast is selling wireless data services following its investment in Clearwire in November 2008. Comcast's 3G service in Boston operates on Sprint's national 3G network. Its 4G service, set to roll out in Boston later this year, will be delivered via the Clearwire network. Comcast is one of the first investors in Clearwire to bring a service to market and expects that it will continue to add value to existing bundled products.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)(NASDAQ:CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (http://www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
Source: Comcast Cable
CONTACT: Doreen I. Vigue, +1-617-645-6175,
Doreen_Vigue@cable.comcast.com, or Marc Goodman, +1-617-279-7521,
Marc_Goodman@cable.comcast.com, both of Comcast Cable
Offerpal Media Launches GamePoints.com for Consumers to Earn Gaming Currency
Gamers can earn free Game Points redeemable for virtual currency in more than 1,500 online games and social applications
FREMONT, Calif., May 4 -- Offerpal Media (http://www.offerpalmedia.com/), the leader in virtual currency payment alternatives, today announced the beta launch of GamePoints.com (http://www.gamepoints.com/), a consumer Web site that rewards its members with virtual currency for use in their favorite online games when they shop at big-brand retailers, take part in offers from trusted advertisers, complete market research surveys, watch online videos, trade in unwanted gift cards or conduct other marketing actions. Game Points can be exchanged for in-game virtual currency in more than 1,500 online games and applications across the Web's top social networking platforms, virtual worlds, MMOs and other gaming sites.
"Virtual currency has become an integral part of the online gaming experience, enabling consumers to purchase everything from clothes and accessories for their avatars to functional items that confer some type of advantage within the game," said George Garrick, CEO of Offerpal Media, Inc. "We launched GamePoints.com to empower online gamers with ways to earn virtual currency for free rather than having to pay for it, and to give them the choice of spending that currency wherever they'd like within our vast network."
At launch, consumers have thousands of options for acquiring Game Points, including:
-- Shopping: Earn 2 - 30% of the total purchase price when shopping at
big-brand retailers such as Macy's, Gap, Buy.com, Sears, Snapfish,
Symantec, Eastern Mountain Sports, CostPlus and hundreds more.
-- Taking Part in Offers: Take advantage of coupons, discounts and other
ad offers from advertisers including Netflix, Disney, Discover Card,
New York Times, DirecTV and thousands more.
-- Completing Surveys: Fill out online surveys from top market research
firms including Nielsen, comScore, Synovate and others.
-- Trading in Gift Cards: Send in unwanted gift cards using a free
shipping label through Plastic Jungle and receive Game Points for the
exchange value of the balance remaining on the card.
-- Recycle Used Electronics: Trade in old cell phones, laptops, PDAs,
camcorders and other electronics through Gazelle.
-- Purchase Music or Movie Tickets: Purchase tickets to movies currently
playing in theaters through Fandango or MP3 music downloads through
-- Subscribe to Magazines: Choose from popular magazine titles such as
Cosmopolitan, Cook's Illustrated, People, Men's Health and many more.
-- Direct Payments: Purchase virtual currency directly - often at
discounted rates - through a number of cash payment options, including
credit cards, e-wallets, pre-paid debit cards, mobile billing and
For game developers and social publishers, Offerpal Media's alternative payment platform is already the industry's leading solution for in-game virtual currency monetization. Through GamePoints.com, Offerpal now helps game developers capture revenue outside of their application or web site as well. At the same time, GamePoints.com represents a powerful new marketing channel for advertisers and marketers looking to conduct targeted brand building and customer acquisition campaigns. Placement is available in a wide variety of ad formats and on pay-for-performance or engagement-based pricing models.
At launch, participating gaming applications include Zynga's FarmVille, YoVille, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, Cafe World, PetVille, FishVille, Vampire Wars and others; Playdom's Mobsters, Sorority Life, Social City, Tiki Resort and others; Digital Chocolate's MMA Pro Fighter; HitGrab's Mousehunt; TheBroth's Barn Buddy; Tall Tree Game's Fish World; K-Factor Media's Castle Age; Tree Room's My Town; Apps-O-Rama's Car Madness; Offbeat Creations' Be a Tycoon; BitRhymes' The Warlords; Five Minutes' Happy Farm; and many others.
During the beta program, Game Points can be spent in gaming applications on Facebook; after the general release Game Points will be able to be spent in games on MySpace, Bebo, Hi5 and other social networks as well as standalone MMO and virtual world sites.
About Offerpal Media
Offerpal Media is the leader in virtual currency monetization for online games, virtual worlds and social networks. The company's turnkey payment platform gives consumers the opportunity to earn virtual currency for free by taking part in targeted advertising offers, shopping at big-brand retailers, completing online surveys, watching videos or otherwise engaging with brands. Since its launch in 2007, Offerpal has issued more than 1 trillion virtual points to over 225 million consumers across 2,000 publishers. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California. Investors include Interwest Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, and D. E. Shaw Ventures. For more information, visit http://www.offerpalmedia.com.
Source: Offerpal Media
CONTACT: Matt McAllister of Offerpal Media, +1-510-403-7319,
email@example.com; or Jennifer Parson of Atomic PR,
+1-415-593-1400, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Offerpal Media
Appro Adds GPU Flexibility to Its GreenBlade(TM) System for Small to Mid-Size HPC Businesses
Appro modular GPU expansion blades based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs accelerate supercomputing performance for fast adoption
MILPITAS, Calif., May 4 -- Appro (http://www.appro.com/), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, announced today the launch a new modular GPU expansion blade based on the new NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPU to be offered as a configuration option for the Appro GreenBlade(TM) System.
The Appro GreenBlade System is a building block blade solution offering a reliable, affordable and energy-efficient architecture for high performance computing applications. The Appro GreenBlade system is a great alternative to 1U servers for customers looking to consolidate server, storage, network, power and simplified management capabilities while providing performance, reliability, density, upgradeability and value. Configurations are complemented with storage or GPU expansion blades offering customers affordable mix and match compute and storage blade options in a single solution building block.
The Appro GreenBlade System comes in a 5U form factor and supports up to 10 server blades in one package. If configured as a CPU and GPU combination, the Appro GreenBlade GPU system supports 5 dual CPU server blades with 5 GPU expansion blades offering up to 4,480 GPU cores - delivering up to 5 TFlops of double precision performance per system. The Appro GreenBlade server is offered in two models; the Appro gB222X server hosted by the latest Intel Xeon(TM) processor and the Appro gB322H server hosted by the latest AMD Opteron(TM) processor. Both configurations offer integrated IPMI 2.0 remote server management capabilities, high-speed interconnect options and a choice of Linux or Windows® operating systems. It also offers additional green features such as intelligent power control capabilities to dynamically power down pairs of GPUs to provide power savings for thermal efficiency and system reliability. Ideal customers are in Energy and Government Research followed by Bioinformatics and Finance industries in HPC market looking to deploy a reliable and energy efficient small to mid-size GPU systems.
"The IT departments in HPC market segments are always in the need for more computing performance while building a scalable and environmentally-friendly infrastructure that lowers total cost of ownership," said John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions of Appro. "The Appro GPU expansion blade based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs combines the latest technologies and affordable green computing to boost technical applications performance while offering a reliable, flexible and price competitive system architecture."
"Appro's high performance customers will benefit from the dramatic performance increases and HPC-targeted features of the NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs," said Andy Keane, General Manager of the Tesla Business Unit at NVIDIA. "The new Appro GreenBlade System separates the GPU blade from the CPU to simplify upgrade cycles for customers looking to get more computing power with long-term investment protection."
Appro is a leading developer of supercomputing solutions. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High Performance Computing markets focusing on small, medium to large-scale deployments where low total cost of ownership is essential. Appro accelerates technical data-intensive applications for faster business results through outstanding price/performance, balanced architecture coupled with latest technologies, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with offices in Korea and Houston, TX. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com/
Appro Introduces the Most Powerful 1U Quad GPU Server Based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-Series GPUs
Appro 1U Tetra integrates 2 CPUs and 4 GPUs in one server delivering the highest density at the best price/performance
MILPITAS, Calif., May 4 -- Appro (http://www.appro.com/), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, takes the leadership role and introduces the Appro Tetra server, the most powerful GPU server available today in a 1U form factor based on NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs. This product will be available for purchase in May 2010 and ready to ship in volume starting June.
The new Appro 1U Tetra GPU server provides the highest compute power to density ratio solution delivering scalability, reliability and best price/performance to support technical computational applications. It features two CPUs and four NVIDIA Tesla M2050 GPUs with 6x hot-swappable 2.5" HDDs and one PCIe expansion slot per server. It offers integrated IPMI 2.0 remote server management capabilities, high-speed interconnect options and a choice of Linux or Windows® operating systems. It also offers green features such as intelligent power control capabilities to dynamically power down pairs of GPUs to provide power savings for thermal efficiency and system reliability. The Appro 1U Tetra GPU server is offered in two models; the Appro 1426G4 server hosted by the latest Intel Xeon(TM) processor supporting up to 96GB of memory and the Appro 1326G4 server hosted by the latest AMD Opteron(TM) processor supporting up to 128GB of memory. Both models offer a 12GB of ECC GDDR5 memory support with a total of 1,792 GPU cores delivering double precision performance of over 2 TFlops of computing power per server.
Ideal customers are in Energy and Government Research segments of the high performance computing market that are considering GPU supercomputing building block deployments in their high density compute environments.
"The Appro 1U Tetra GPU server is the result of listening to our customers," said John Lee, VP of Advanced Technology Solutions for Appro. "Appro is excited to work with NVIDIA and committed to delivering HPC GPU solutions to customers that address price/performance with dense supercomputing solutions providing optimum application performance that is perfect for massively parallel and data intensive applications."
"The launch of the Appro 1U Tetra GPU Server with 4 Tesla 20-series GPUs illustrates Appro's innovation and leadership in high density computing systems," said Andy Keane, General Manager of the Tesla Business Unit at NVIDIA. "The Appro 1U Tetra GPU server is the first platform that provides 2 CPUs and 4 GPUs in a 1U server package offering a terrific value proposition to HPC customers who need high density and supercomputing performance at lower price points."
Appro is a leading developer of supercomputing solutions. Appro is uniquely positioned to support High Performance Computing markets focusing on small, medium to large-scale deployments where low total cost of ownership is essential. Appro accelerates technical data-intensive applications for faster business results through outstanding price/performance, balanced architecture coupled with latest technologies, open standards and engineering expertise. Appro headquarters is in Milpitas, CA with offices in Korea and Houston, TX. To learn more go to http://www.appro.com/.
Kaplan IT Learning Launches Capture Point 2010 to Optimize Software Training Lesson Delivery for IT Training Programs
ATLANTA, May 4 -- Kaplan IT Learning, a leading provider of technology solutions enabling organizations to rapidly develop and deploy high quality e-Learning, today announced the launch of its newest version of Capture Point, the award winning software solution that Kaplan has attained from the recent acquisition of Atlantic Link, LTD.
The new product release, Capture Point 2010, includes a range of new features to improve the speed and accuracy of screen captures and simulations of software applications, as well as providing new functionality to make it easier for training professionals to develop e-Learning when training employees on software.
Capture Point 2010's recording engine now provides intelligent capture of numerous task fields saving training professionals hours of work with only minimal post-capture editing required. A fully featured image editor means images can be edited on-the-fly which is especially useful for masking sensitive data to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act.
Additional features include a storyboard view which allows users to see all of the captured screens in a storyboard style layout, and multi-slide select and move, enabling lesson designers to efficiently create the most effective lesson flow.
"The new features in Capture Point 2010 offer significant benefits for users in terms of ease of use and speed of development," said Brian Sholly, President of Kaplan IT Learning. "Training professionals can create high-quality, fully-interactive Flash software simulations and IT training courses in minutes with this latest release. The new developments also demonstrate Kaplan's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Atlantic Link product range."
About Kaplan IT Learning
Kaplan IT Learning provides e-Learning solutions that enable organizations and individuals to achieve business and career goals. Kaplan IT Learning is a division of Kaplan, Inc., a global leader in education services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company (NYSE:WPO).
About Atlantic Link
Founded in 2002, Atlantic Link provides collaborative rapid e-learning software. Record breaking sales figures, a blue chip client list and 18 industry awards demonstrate that Atlantic Link's products are revolutionizing e-learning production.
EU Decision-Makers Given Practical Plan for Achieving Competitiveness in Digital Age
BRUSSELS, May 4, 2010-- "Digital technologies are critical enablers of sustainable growth,
innovation and employment in the modern European economy," states a new
report launched today by DIGITALEUROPE.
"Forty per cent of productivity growth in Europe is made possible by
interaction between information technology and communications capabilities
with industry, services and public sector activities; this figure can grow
exponentially as we move out of the recession if ICT is adopted more
broadly," states Bridget Cosgrave, Director-General DIGITALEUROPE.
European competitiveness and prosperity in the global digital age is
inextricably linked to a dynamic ICT sector says DIGITALEUROPE's 'Vision
2020: A Transformation Agenda for the Digital Age.'
The achievement of a European Digital Single Market lies at the heart of
European future competitiveness, points out Erkki Ormala, President of
DIGITALEUROPE. "At least four per cent additional GDP (EU27) can be gained by
stimulating further adoption of ICT and digital services through the creation
of a Digital Single Market. We must remedy our market's fragmentation."
Digital technologies play a strategic role in creating growth
opportunities for domestic and export growth opportunities for manufacturing,
services, environmental and cultural industries. "The digital industry is
taking a proactive approach to identify quick wins, which demonstrates our
ability to enable competitiveness and sustainability in other sectors across
Europe," Cosgrave adds.
DIGITALEUROPE's report delivers a clear message from technology
thought-leaders to EU decision-makers on the essential building blocks
required for Europe's future competitiveness.
"Europe must invest in infrastructure enabling Next-Generation Networks
and Services to flourish - Internet everywhere is essential," adds Cosgrave
who also points to the need for Europe to be host and home to a healthy ICT
R&D sector. "We should be boosting R&D expenditure to a minimum of three per
cent of EU GDP by 2015 to stay ahead of the game."
"Europe's ICT sector represents more than six million employees - these
figures are likely to jump in the coming three to five years as an expected
ninety per cent of all jobs by 2015 require ICT skills. Job creation for by
the sector is expected to exceed 300,000 new jobs in the next five years. Our
young generation need e-Skills to be assured of future employability."
SonicWALL Brings Web Application Firewall Service to SMB Market
New SSL VPN Solution Helps SMBs Defend Against Diverse, Web-Based Threats
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 -- SonicWALL, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNWL), a leading secure network infrastructure company, today announced its SonicWALL SSL VPN 4.0 firmware release, bringing key new features to small- to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), including Web Application Firewall, Virtual Assist and simplified unified policy. SonicWALL remains committed to bringing sophisticated security capabilities to SMBs, and doing so within their budgets. The release of SonicWALL's 4.0 firmware update enhances the SonicWALL SSL VPN product line, providing users with easy-to-use, flexible and innovative technology that provides secure corporate network access for distributed workforces.
Companies of all sizes need to provide secure network access to employees, customers and partners, no matter where the parties are located. This need is exacerbated by the proliferation of Web-based applications, as the Internet's role as a critical platform for businesses and consumers has also made it a new threat vector of choice - and Web-based attacks are rising at an alarming rate. Designed to enable controlled network access for a distributed workforce, SonicWALL SSL VPN 4.0 is a cost-effective solution providing ease-of-management, and its Web Application Firewall detects and protects Web applications - including the SSL VPN appliance itself - from the latest Web-based attacks. In addition to helping to secure the corporate network, SonicWALL's SSL VPN 4.0 firmware upgrade also helps organizations benefit from the elimination of deployment and ongoing maintenance costs.
"Over the past four years SonicWALL has provided industry-leading SSL VPN remote access solutions to organizations of all sizes, allowing SMBs to enjoy the same features and capabilities as larger enterprises," said Matthew Dieckman, Product Line Manager at SonicWALL. "SonicWALL's new SSL VPN 4.0 is a milestone release that captures the benefits of our latest SSL VPN platforms and sets the stage for innovation in secure remote access for years to come. Our SSL VPN technology now provides SMBs with optimal control, flexibility and functionality at a price point that doesn't compromise their budgets."
The SonicWALL SSL VPN 4.0 firmware upgrade, available for the SSL VPN 2000, SSL VPN 4000 and Secure Remote Access (SRA) 4200 appliances, includes the following new features:
-- Web Application Firewall: a new subscription-based service that
employs a dynamically updated signature database to protect against
modern, Web-based threats. With the 4.0 release, the Web Application
Firewall moves from a technology preview feature to a fully supported
and licensable feature, that detects and protects Web applications
from Web-based attacks - thereby reducing potential losses while
complying with data protection compliance mandates.
-- Virtual Assist: allows users to access their personal computers
located outside the LAN of the SRA appliance. By installing the
application on a Windows PC with Internet access, that computer
becomes available for users access to view the desktop and have
mouse/keyboard control (Windows only).
-- NetExtender Re-architecture: the Windows NetExtender client has been
redesigned with a new look and feel. The underlying technology now
implements a custom-dialer that allows it to be launched from the
Windows "Network Connections" menu. This user interface
standardization across all SSL VPN clients creates a unified look and
feel and the new technology supports domain login scripts.
-- SNMP Support: SonicWALL SSL VPN devices will support Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP) which will report remote access statistics.
This feature facilitates network management for administrators as they
can leverage standardized reporting tools.
-- Unified Policy: all granular bookmarks and policies are now displayed
on a single page, providing for a single place to manage all SSL VPN
policies. This capability reduces the administrative overhead in
configuring and troubleshooting policies in multiple locations.
SonicWALL, Inc., the leader in network security, focuses on developing solutions that remove the cost and complexity out of managing a secure network environment. With over one million award-winning appliances shipped through its global network of ten thousand channel partners, SonicWALL provides end-to-end solutions including firewalls, SSL VPN's, e-mail security and continuous data protection that collectively ensure robust, secure network protection. For more information, visit the company web site at http://www.sonicwall.com/.
NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Safe Harbor Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include but are not limited to statements regarding the benefits associated with our SSL-VPN 4.0 firmware. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements. In addition, please see the "Risk Factors" described in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, for a more detailed description of the risks facing our business. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to SonicWALL as of the date of the release, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement.
Source: SonicWALL, Inc.
CONTACT: Drew Smith of Bite Communications, +1-415-365-0401,
email@example.com, for SonicWALL, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc. Announces Letter of Intent to Acquire AdJuice, Inc.
Leading Online Ad Network and Lead Generation Company Brings Unmatched Consumer Products, Programs and Services
HENDERSON, Nev., May 4 -- Beyond Commerce, Inc. (http://www.beyondcommerce.com) (BULLETIN BOARD: BYOC) today announced signing a Letter of Intent to acquire AdJuice, Inc. (http://www.adjuice.com). The Board of Directors of both companies have approved the acquisition and the transaction is anticipated to close within the next 10 business days.
AdJuice, Inc. is a leading online Advertising Network and Lead Generation company with over 22 million registered users, 700 affiliates and 350 retail clients in six major industries. AdJuice offers sales leads for debt companies, auto warranty companies, auto dealers, banks and insurance companies.
The unique AdJuice operating system and process of generating online consumer requests for services uses its proprietary technology and dedicated call center, providing a premium service that consistently commands some of the highest rates for leads sold in the respective industries. AdJuice is supported by more than $7 million invested in developing the Company's proprietary technology.
"We look forward to joining Beyond Commerce," states Matt Hill, CEO and Founder of AdJuice. "Our company will act as a hub for future acquisitions and we feel this is the right time in the market for great companies and smart people to join forces under one roof to produce unmatched consumer products, programs and services."
"This is just the beginning of what will be a remarkable journey of growth for the company," adds Hill.
Today, the Internet accounts for approximately 20 percent of overall media consumption in the United States; however, advertisers now invest only 7.5 percent of their budget online. Therefore there is tremendous upside potential for marketplace growth as advertisers steadily bridge the gap.
As a result, by 2011, nearly 25 percent of all media consumption will be online, drawing 15 percent of total advertising dollars. The online advertising market is expected to reach $50.3 billion in revenue by 2011 in the U.S. alone; more than doubling 2007 levels and growing an anticipated 24 percent annually (source the Yankee Group) as brands increase online ad expenditures and publishers improve ad targeting, inventory and yield management.
"To capitalize on this vast opportunity, Beyond Commerce has repositioned itself into a media company and a technology e-commerce platform provider," states Beyond Commerce CEO, Robert McNulty. "We are currently in discussions with other media companies as well...in the ad networking, online advertising and local advertising space industries...which are also viewed as potential acquisitions."
"We believe these market segments, individually and collectively, are extremely fragmented," Mr. McNulty concludes, "and they offer tremendous unlimited growth opportunity for a roll-up strategy."
About Beyond Commerce, Inc.
Beyond Commerce, Inc. is a multi-faceted business serving as an e-commerce solution for high traffic web properties, and a media company in the Ad Networking, Online Advertising, Lead Generation and Local advertising marketplace. For more information visit http://www.beyondcommerce.com/.
About AdJuice, Inc.
AdJuice is an action-advertising network that combines both original and exclusively sourced campaigns, premier payouts and unrivaled accountability. The company is managed by a veteran executive team with over 12-years of experience in Lead Generation, eCommerce and Affiliate Marketing. The AdJuice network distributes leads to over 350 retail clients along seven major verticals, all offering top payouts. The Company owns and manages over 120 Websites fully optimized for brand recognition and conversion performance, supported by over $7 million in invested technology. The AdJuice mission is for continued innovation within the Performance Marketing and Lead Generation industries while consistently delivering quantifiable results to both its upstream and downstream partners. For more information visit http://www.adjuice.com/.
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CONTACT: Miranda Freerksen of Beyond Commerce, Inc., +1-702-463-7000,
Motio Unveils Groundbreaking New Release of MotioCI - Highlights Include Studio Integration, 360 Degree Version Control and Massive Visual Improvements.
DALLAS, May 4 -- Motio, Inc. is announcing the launch of version 2.0 of the market leading MotioCI product suite, available for immediate release in three license options : Enterprise, Lite & Air (SaaS via the Amazon® EC2 Cloud).
Motio has once again delivered innovations which empower BI development teams, administrators and managers in any size of IBM Cognos® BI deployment to work more efficiently than ever before.
MotioCI's product manager, Roger Moore, responded to the needs of the Cognos community by focusing this release on providing 360 degree Version Control for all BI assets within the IBM Cognos ecosystem. MotioCI 2.0 is now the only complete life-cycle management product on the market that addresses all the issues associated with Governance, Risk Management & Compliance in Cognos environments. The upgraded promotion features and full coverage version control together with unparalleled and seamless Studio integration leave no room for error regarding BI deployment, traceability or recovery.
"We leveraged everything we heard from our clients and the market and created a game changing new release for Cognos customers that are serious about governance and risk management in BI services. We took a great product that already has an easily provable ROI, extended the feature set, integrated it to 3rd party defect tracking systems and at the same time streamlined the user experience," says Motio, Inc. Chief Technology Officer Lance Hankins.
New features of MotioCI 2.0 include:
-- Seamless Version Control for all properties on any type of Object in
the Content Store.
-- Version Control of IBM Cognos® Framework Manager models.
-- Unique labeling and tagging that lets BI authors and managers create &
promote reproducible baselines.
-- Studio Integration and exclusive locking.
-- Integration with Third Party Defect Tracking Systems (e.g. JIRA®, HP
Quality Center® and others) .
-- Massive user-interface improvements.
"We are excited about upgrading to MotioCI 2.0. This is a major milestone. It's clear that Motio listened to their customers when looking at this impressive new release. They've made a solid product even better," said John Boyer, Advisory Team Lead, BI Center of Excellence, Nielsen.
Motio, Inc. is the recognized leader in value-added functionality for the IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence software. Motio's range of products monitor, automate, and customize the operational performance of BI implementations, embedding emerging best practices and empowering BI Competency Centers to enhance overall system performance and maximize quality. As an IBM Cognos® Partner, Motio has helped hundreds of IBM Cognos® customers meet the increasing demands for business intelligence and effectively compete in the quickly maturing BI market. For more information about Motio, please visit us at http://www.motio.com.
Source: Motio, Inc.
CONTACT: Gavin Steiner of Motio, Inc., +1-214-302-7486,
NEU-ISENBURG, Germany, May 4, 2010-- The development of a HVGA 4.45" (113.03mm) LCD, providing an optical
storage effect that builds on Nemoptic's BiNem technology, is presently in
progress at Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) development departments.
Simultaneously has the sales of another LCD, SA005, utilizing this
bistable BiNem memory effect been started since it is already in running
production. This displays dimensions are 2.53" (64.26mm) with a resolution of
BiNem is an abbreviation of "Bistable Nematic", a functional principle
that extends the known LCD technologies by an additional stable state that
will be retained without the necessity of permanently applied electrical
power and still produce a superior image quality. Instead of permanently
applied electric driving signals as used in traditional LCD, the BiNem liquid
crystals change their orientation on the application of electric pulse and
remain in that new orientation until another electric pulse will change and
twist them back again. This denotes that only for changes of the displays
content pulsed electric energy is momentarily required.
Seiko Instruments Inc., as a leading LCD manufacturer, has developed
highly sophisticated technologies that empower uniform quality control of LC
Expecting a strong demand growth for Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) systems
in retail markets and e-book markets replacing paper, SII is to sell its
products and expand sales volumes utilizing its network of global affiliates
and distributors using its well developed sales know-how.
CAMBRIDGE, England, May 4, 2010-- Ever since education and learning guru Marc Prensky coined the term
'Digital Natives', there has been increased understanding of the different
tools that the next generation will need to learn languages.
Does this mean that gone are the days of the dog-eared textbook, replaced
with ever more slick and shiny technology on mobile phones, PCs and iPods? Is
toiling over grammar exercises with pen and paper a thing of the past,
trumped by the press of a button or flick of a key?
Language-learning software developer Rosetta Stone estimates that more
than 50 per cent of language teachers now use learning technology in lessons,
with the majority integrating conventional learning techniques with virtual
learning both within and beyond the classroom.
So how much is technology shaping how we learn languages and does it
spell the death of the language text book? And even the language teacher?
As English Grammar in Use launches itself into the digital world with two
new applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, some experts on the use of
new media in English language learning ponder on the changes of recent years
and make their predictions for the future.
Educational Technologist and co-founder of NetLearn Languages, the
world's first live online language school, Eric Baber takes a pragmatic view:
"A shift from paper to electronic core materials will happen gradually as
individual markets become more high-tech, but it's much too early to predict
the death of the coursebook. We need to look at the realities of how teachers
and students actually work. For students to be able to access material
digitally, they all need to have their own electronic devices (laptops,
netbooks, ebook readers, whatever). Globally speaking, especially in poorer
parts of the world, this isn't going to be particularly widespread anytime
soon. In poorer areas, paper-based textbooks will persist for some time yet.
"Then there's the teacher-factor. Like it or not, many teachers aren't
hugely interested in putting together a bespoke set of digital materials for
each class every day. They like having a clear learning path with related
materials mapped out for them and their students from the beginning to the
end of school year. Most teachers will prefer it if they can work with one
piece of content, and that's still overwhelmingly the textbook, supplemented
here and there with digital add-ons."
Which is precisely the approach that the English Grammar in Use package
now offers. Produced in 1984, long before the rise and rise of the mobile
phones, PCs and other new media, English Grammar in Use has remained faithful
to the textbook tradition while also moving with the times. Its 2004 CD-ROM
was considered ground-breaking in the arena of ELT publishing. The new
applications of the Grammar for iPhone and iPod launched this year have yet
to be tested by the market. However, Nora McDonald, Development Editor for
the Cambridge University Press' ELT Grammar Team, is confident the content
will stand the test of transferral to modern media.
"The English Grammar in Use products on different platforms will
supplement the book, which is unlikely to be usurped for some time, and allow
students to study English Grammar in Use on the bus via their phone, in class
using an interactive whiteboard, and at home on their computer. This will
give them greater flexibility about when and where they want to learn. The
new applications for English Grammar in Use will reinvigorate a classic
already much loved by generations of language learners around the world and
bring it up-to-date with the expectations of the new generation of learners
who expect to be able to learn both through traditional texts and new
technology like their mobile phones and iPods. "
This use of technology to supplement, not usurp the textbook and the
teacher, has the support of language education expert Dr Stephen Bax from the
Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment at the
University of Bedfordshire. Dr Bax coined what he terms the 'omnipotence
fallacy' - the expectation that technology will take over, making teachers
and traditional tools like grammars redundant.
Dr Bax said: "In one newspaper I read of whiteboards 'not only allowing
young students access to the curriculum but also simultaneously teaching them
the English language'. This silly suggestion perfectly illustrates the
'omnipotence fallacy'. It seems that whenever a new technology comes into
education someone jumps up to suggest that it will somehow do the whole job
magically on its own, without the need for that always painful and
troublesome element, the teachers.
"Another article worries that 'interactive whiteboards have had little or
no impact on exam results' - again typical of the 'omnipotence fallacy' in
its foolish assumption that if the technology does not revolutionise all
aspects of learning it is not worth having. Do pens noticeably 'impact on
exam results'? Do we therefore throw them out? A technology is useful when it
has found its proper place, neither omnipotent nor terrifying, but
Notes for Editors
1. Grammar celebrations
To celebrate turning 25, the Grammar is appearing in an elegant silver
hardback limited edition with answers and CD-ROM. An international
competition is also due to take place in Spring 2010 where five English
language students will get the chance to travel to the UK to study for three
weeks at the Bell Language School in Cambridge.
2. English Grammar in Use goes digital
Two new applications for the iPhone and iPod touch launched this year by
Cambridge University Press will bring their bestselling grammar book into the
digital age. There are two Apps for the iPhone and iPod touch; one is English
Grammar in Use Tests (GBP2.99) and the other is English Grammar in Use
Activities (GBP5.99) both now available from the iTunes App store. The Third
Edition book of the English Grammar in Use hardback book costs GBP19.90.
English Grammar in Use Tests and Activities for iPhone and iPod touch,
will help learners boost grammar skills even when they're on the move. With
thousands of intermediate-level grammar questions, the English learner can
improve their grammar anytime, anywhere.
English Grammar in Use Activities for iPhone and iPod touch include:
- User-friendly interface that quickly guides you to the
activities you want
- Fully utilises the functions of the iPhone - you can record and
playback audio notes for each exercise
- Over 2,800 questions with different question types to practise
all the key grammar points at intermediate level
- Audio recordings of all main exercises
- Viewable logs of completed sessions
- A personal notes section that can be accessed from any page
English Grammar in Use Tests for iPhone and iPod touch include:
- Over 1,700 multiple choice questions practise all the key
grammar points at intermediate level
- Playing is easy - just tap the correct answer for each question
- Choose between two modes of practice: 'Shuffle' chooses questions
randomly and 'Practice' allows you to choose the grammar points you
want to focus on
- Scores let you compare with your friends
Dreampark Gives UK Fibrecity Residents Access to Ultra Fast IPTV Services
NORRKOPING, Sweden, May 4, 2010--
- Company Advances on the UK Market to Provide Middleware for the IPTV
Installation by Fibrecity Holdings Limited
Dreampark, one of the leading IPTV middleware providers on the European
market, today announced it will provide middleware for the set top boxes that
Fibrecity Holdings Limited, an i3 Group company, is installing in UK
residents' homes so that they can access next generation services including
IPTV and ultra fast broadband.
Fibrecity Holdings Limited has developed a groundbreaking next generation
service model that allows residents with a connection to a Fibrecity network
to access next generation services including 100Mbps broadband from multiple
service providers via a single Fibrecity connection. The firm has chosen
Dreampark Dreamgallery(TM) Middleware because it maximises flexibility and
performance to allow Fibrecity to easily add new features while maintaining
fast IPTV services for residents using the Fibrecity portal.
"The Fibrecity network has been designed to offer choice and easy access
to next generation services. Our partnership with Dreampark means that
residents taking up services with our service provider partners will be able
to navigate the Fibrecity portal easily and intuitively," said Dafydd Thomas,
CTO of i3 Group.
"This contract showcases Dreampark's position as the leading IPTV
middleware provider in Europe. We are proud that Fibrecity Holdings Limited
has chosen Dreampark and we are confident this partnership will achieve its
goal of delivering feature-rich IPTV to residents connected to the Fibrecity
network," said Per Skyttvall, CEO at Dreampark. "We are very pleased to have
been awarded this contract and look forward to working closely with Fibrecity
Holdings Limited to ensure its success in the IPTV space."
Dreampark delivers TV on Your Terms. Dreampark's Dreamgallery(TM) is the
most deployed IPTV middleware in Europe on any platform and any environment.
Fibrecity Holdings is an i3 Group company. Using i3 Group's methods,
Fibrecity(R) networks provide an open access network infrastructure for town
and city-wide connectivity to residents and businesses. These fibre to the
home (FTTH) or fibre to the premise (FTTP) connections give access to the
Fibrecity and FS Focus System Fibre Optical Cable Underground Sewer
System (FS System) are registered trademarks of i3 Group Limited.
+1-617-477-6885 ext. 1
i3 Group (Fibrecity Holdings)
Media Contacts: DreamPark, Alex Crabb, +1-617-477-6885 ext. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org; i3 Group (Fibrecity Holdings), Deborah Leah, +44(0)7810-834-548, email@example.com
Executive Protection, Lone Worker and Traveler Safety
SELSEY, England, May 4, 2010-- Trango (specialists in supporting lone workers and travelers especially
but not exclusively in high risk, remote areas of the world) have just
released their new GPRS 'Trango Tracking' software and secure web based GIS
platform for GPS enabled Blackberry Mobile Phones. It is a very feature rich,
world class application which can be easily installed on a Blackberry. It
comes with access to a secure GIS platform to view your profile and tracking
results. This new software includes:
- The ability to set tracking at any interval you wish (and
have on option to switch it off if necessary)
- A 'Red Alert' panic alarm that sends your position and opens a
voice channel with Trango Operations
- An 'Amber Alert' that sends your position to Trango Operations.
This can be used in a number of different ways for example to indicate
'concern' and that you require following closely for the next short
period and / or can be used to indicate entering buildings /
underground where GPS coverage may not be very good.
- A count down timer that will automatically send an alert after an
interval chosen by you unless cancelled.
- An option to allow Trango Ops to covertly dial in to the phone
and listen if there is a suspicion that you have been kidnapped /
Of course it is the 24 hour service and support behind this application
that makes the real difference. Different levels of service are available up
to and including full use of Trango's Safe Travel System (TSTS) - an
enterprise wide safe travel management system integrated with the Global
Distribution System (GDS) used by travel agencies. Trango Tracking combined
with TSTS sets a new standard in corporate governance and duty of care for
lone workers / travelers, especially but not exclusively those in remote high
risk areas of the world.
If you do not have a Blackberry and / or need support in outside of
mobile phone coverage, Trango has a wide variety of GSM, GPRS and satellite
solutions that we can offer including the new Iridium Shout which for the
first time provides satellite tracking small enough to carry (its just a bit
bigger than a mobile phone).
Note to Media
Trango's mission is to keep our customers safe wherever they
are in the world. We work with our clients to protect the environment, their
assets, image and reputation. We do this by providing bespoke integrated
intelligent risk management solutions from a growing network of Operation
Centres around the world scanning the threat horizon 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week, 365 days a year.
Trango delivers (all risks / all hazards) solutions globally
across all sectors including Government, Corporations and private
individuals. Services include:
- Safe travel management;
- Executive Protection solutions;
- Live managed satellite and mobile phone tracking solutions
with panic alarms;
- Remote area support;
- Emergency hotline and response;
- Threat horizon scanning
- Warning & Informing;
- Emergency planning, training and exercises;
- Disaster management support; and,
- Risk assessment
- Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) imagery
A limited number of free 14 day trials are available, please contact
Alastair France (T: +44-1243-608513 E: firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information please contact Alastair France:
A limited number of free 14 day trials are available, please contact Alastair France (T: +44-1243-608513 E: email@example.com). For further information please contact Alastair France: Direct: +44-1243-608513, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
VoiceClip 604's unique clip design enables the base unit to be affixed to
the user's clothing. An attached cord connects the earpiece and includes an
in-line microphone. The microphone's positioning close to the user's mouth
enhances voice quality and reception.
In addition, the base unit and earpiece are magnetized, so they stick
together when the user is not on a call, which prevents the earpiece from
The device is exceptionally easy to use. The multifunction button is
located on the microphone casing. The embossed spot on it facilitates users
to direct the microphone to the mouth when conducting the phone call. The
button is also used to turn the unit on and off, pair the headset with other
devices, and answer and end calls.
VoiceClip 604's clip design is especially appealing for users who find
over-the-ear headsets uncomfortable or prefer not to wear an earpiece when
not using it. The design also reduces the chance that calls will be missed
because a buzzer alerts users to incoming calls and the clip keeps the unit
within easy reach, even when it's not in use.
"The clip design is perfect for people who need a Bluetooth headset, but
don't want it in their ears all the time or have to dig it out of a briefcase
or handbag for every call," said Wendy Cho, managing director, i.Tech Dynamic
To tie in with hot tides of coming world cup event, VoiceClip 604 comes
with 2 versions of complimentary stickers for users to pick up their
admirable winning team.
Other features and specifications include:
-- Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Class 2
-- Headset and hands-free Bluetooth profiles
-- Micro-USB charging connector
-- True multipoint for connecting with 2 phones
-- 3 modes buzzer alert for choice
-- Volume adjust, call transfer, call reject
-- Range: Up to 33 feet
-- Charge time: Less than 3 hours
-- Talk time: Up to 8 hours
-- Standby time: Up to 6-7 days
-- Dimensions: 1.89 (L) x 0.77 (W) x 0.39 (T) inches/
48 (L) x 19.5 (W) x 10 (H) mm
-- Weight: 0.51 ounces/ 14.6 grams
About i.Tech Dynamic
i.Tech Dynamic Ltd. specializes in the design, marketing and sales of
mobile telecommunications accessories. Since its founding in 2002, the
company has established a reputation for developing products with sleek
designs and good value. Dedicated to innovation and supported with advanced
research and development resources, i.Tech delivers electronics and digital
products that are highly lauded by users worldwide.
Numericable, the French Cable Operator, to Deliver Standardized TV Volume Levels
SRS TruVolume Effectively Eliminates High-Definition and Standard-Definition TV Volume Fluctuations For All Numericable Cable Subscribers Across France
SANTA ANA, Calif., May 4 -- SRS Labs (NASDAQ: SRSL), the industry leader in surround sound, audio, and voice technologies, announced today that it has formed its first strategic partnership within Europe with Numericable, the cable television operator in France, to deliver standardized HD and SD broadcast volume levels within all of its new and existing set-top boxes, through the implementation of SRS TruVolume(TM).
"SRS TruVolume is without question the most effective audio leveling solution available on the market. We're proud to announce our partnership with Numericable, and welcome the unique opportunity to help them become the first European operator to deliver standardized TV volume levels," said Gordon Schenk, Managing Director of Business Development for SRS Labs. "The most common and globally universal TV viewing complaint is abrasive volume fluctuations, and we can declare with confidence that TruVolume-equipped set-top boxes intuitively eliminate this problem for good."
SRS TruVolume is an advanced, intelligent volume control solution that eliminates the irritating volume fluctuations from television programming, commercials, DVDs, CDs, streaming content, and video games, resulting in a more enjoyable and level audio experience.
"At Numericable, we strive to provide our customers with an optimized entertainment experience, and through the support of the SRS TruVolume solution we can now deliver standard volume playback across HD and SD broadcast channels and on-demand video content, allowing us to put High Def channels first in the program guide," said Philippe Le May, Chief Technology Officer for Numericable.
A recent MarketTools consumer study revealed that more than 65-percent of consumers would be "happy" to "very happy" to learn that their cable or satellite provider provides a volume leveling solution, such as SRS TruVolume. Meanwhile, this same study indicated that more the 1/3 of consumers would be willing to switch to another provider in order to be free from drastic volume fluctuations.
TruVolume is now being delivered by Numericable as a firmware upgrade for compatible set-top boxes. This new partnership with Numericable has further solidified SRS Labs' position as the de facto standard for all audio post-processing applications.
Companies that are interested in learning more about, or enabling SRS TruVolume within their products are invited to contact SRS by clicking here.
About SRS Labs, Inc.
Founded in 1993, SRS Labs is the industry leader in audio signal processing for consumer electronics. Beginning with the audio technologies originally developed at Hughes Aircraft, SRS Labs holds over 150 worldwide patents and is recognized by the industry as the foremost authority in research and application of audio post processing technologies based on the human auditory principles. Through partnerships with leading global CE companies, semiconductor manufacturers and software partners, SRS is recognized as the de facto standard in audio enhancement, surround sound, volume leveling and voice processing technologies. SRS solutions have been included in over one billion electronic products sold worldwide including flat panel HDTVs, STBs, mobile phones, portable media devices, PCs and automotive entertainment. SRS Labs supports its partners around the globe with a network of offices in regions including the U.S., China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.srslabs.com. Visit SRS Labs' blog at soundingoff.srslabs.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/srslabs or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/srslabs.
Numericable is the only French cable operator. Numericable delivers broadcast TV, high speed Internet access and phone services. Numericable's TV broadcast offer includes 220 TV channels including more than 15 high definition channels, a wide video-on-demand services with more than 12,000 programs and catch-up TV. More information can be found on http://www.numericable.fr
Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release, including those by Mr. Schenk, may constitute forward-looking statements regarding our assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that its expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that the Company's goals and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect the Company's actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. Some of these factors include the acceptance of new SRS Labs' products and technologies, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and release of technologies by the Company, general business and economic conditions, especially in Asia, and other factors detailed in the Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. SRS Labs specifically disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
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CONTACT: Michael Bingham, PR Manager of SRS Labs, Inc., +1-949-442-5582,
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Mobileye(R) Licenses MIPS32(R) 1004K(TM) Coherent Processing System for Advanced Driver Assistance SoCs
AMSTERDAM, May 4, 2010--
- MIPS(R) Cores Provide Reliability and Real-time Response Needed for
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS), a leading
provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital
consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business
applications, announced today that Mobileye, the global pioneer and leader in
vision-based collision prevention systems, licensed its multi-threaded
multiprocessing MIPS32(R) 1004K(TM) Coherent Processing System (CPS).
Mobileye will incorporate the 1004K CPS in its next generation EyeQ(TM)
vision-based SoC for use in driver assistance systems. Mobileye already uses
multi-threaded MIPS32 34K(TM) cores in its current generation EyeQ2(TM) SoC.
Development of the third generation SoC will begin immediately.
According to Ziv Aviram, CEO, Mobileye, "We are having great success
using MIPS in our EyeQ2(TM) product, which has been adopted by several
top-tier suppliers and car manufacturers. We are pleased to reaffirm our
commitment to MIPS for our next generation product. The EyeQ3(TM) will be the
ultimate driver assistance system for a wide range of vertical markets. With
MIPS, we get a winning architecture that provides the reliability, high
performance and flexibility needed for automotive applications. MIPS
Technologies' unparalleled service and support will help us get our next
generation product to market quickly at the lowest possible cost."
"Multi-threaded 34K cores helped us achieve a 600% performance gain in
the EyeQ2(TM) over the previous generation, and we are pleased to target even
greater performance in the EyeQ3(TM), with a combination of the 1004K CPS and
Mobileye's innovative Vector Microcode Processors (VMP)," said Elchanan
Rushinek, vice president of engineering, Mobileye. "As we did when we
selected MIPS cores for the EyeQ2(TM), we exhaustively benchmarked the new
MIPS cores against the competition. We need extreme real-time performance,
and we found the 1004K CPS to be a superior solution. With MIPS, our
customers can be assured of responsiveness and reliability to help reduce
accidents and make roads safer."
"MIPS Technologies has a strong presence in the automotive market, with
significant share in mobile infotainment and a growing presence in the
automotive control and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) markets.
ADAS systems entail advanced applications processing, reliability, and real
time response for applications such as collision avoidance and driver
safety," said Michael J. Palma, IDC senior research analyst for consumer
"Leading automotive companies are looking to Mobileye for technologies
that not only have the ability to change lives, but save them," said Art
Swift, vice president of marketing, MIPS Technologies. "We are pleased to
work closely with Mobileye as it continues to develop advanced driver
assistance solutions. The MIPS architecture is a great fit for automotive
safety and infotainment applications, and we look forward to expanding our
presence in these high-growth sectors of the automotive market."
Mobileye's family of EyeQ(TM) Vision Processors and its broad range of
algorithms for mono-camera driver assistance systems target vehicle active
safety applications such as lane departure warning, vehicle detection,
pedestrian detection, intelligent headlight control and traffic sign
About the MIPS32 1004K CPS
The 1004K Coherent Processing System (CPS) is the industry's first
multi-threaded multiprocessor IP core. Incorporating multi-threading in each
core in a coherent multi-core architecture enables the 1004K multiprocessor
to surpass the performance of multi-core systems based on single-threaded
processor cores. This performance boost essentially is "free" in both
hardware and software, as the additional hardware threads in the cores are
minimal in size relative to a typical SoC design, and multi-threading makes
use of the same Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) versions of operating systems
and software programming models as coherent multi-core platforms. Leveraging
the multi-threading capability, the 1004K CPS achieves over 2.9 Coremark/MHz
per core, putting it among the highest scores available in the database of
tested cores on the Coremark.org website. Couple this performance with the
small size and low-power implementation, and the 1004K series provides one of
the most performance/power efficient solutions in the industry.
About Mobileye N.V.
Mobileye N.V. is headquartered in The Netherlands, with R&D facilities in
Israel and offices in the U.S., Cyprus and Japan. Mobileye is a technological
leader in the area of advanced image sensing and processing technology for
automotive applications, with a product offering covering the entire range of
vision applications. Mobileye's unique monocular vision platform works as a
third eye to help drivers improve safety and avoid accidents, and
revolutionizes the way we drive. Mobileye's products containing proprietary
software algorithms bundled on the EyeQ(TM) system-on-chip have been
integrated into BMW, GM, Volvo and Yulon Motors (Nissan) models since 2007.
For more information, visit: http://www.mobileye.com.
About MIPS Technologies, Inc.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS) is a leading provider of
industry-standard processor architectures and cores that power some of the
world's most popular products for the home entertainment, communications,
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Motorola Showcases Industry's Highest Density Decoupled I-CMTS Upstream Module at ANGA Cable 2010
Motorola's RX48 Upstream Module provides cable operators a six-fold increase in port density while dramatically lowering the cost of delivering bandwidth
COLOGNE, Germany, May 4 -- ANGA Cable -- The Mobile Devices and Home business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) begins showcasing today the new RX48 decoupled upstream module for its BSR 64000 Integrated Cable Modem Termination System (I-CMTS) at ANGA Cable 2010 (stand H37). Announced in 2009 and commercially available from third quarter 2010, the industry's highest density RX48 decoupled upstream module will be demonstrated alongside the widely deployed TX32 decoupled downstream module hosted within the BSR 64000 I-CMTS. With both the RX48 and TX32 modules cable operators are able to economically meet growing demand for increased broadband throughput in support of a growing list of consumer experiences such as social media, streaming video and multi-screen IP video delivery.
Once installed with the RX48 decoupled upstream module, Motorola's BSR 64000 I-CMTS solution offers nearly 1.5 Gbps of upstream capacity per module. The combination of the RX48 and TX32 high-density decoupled modules, along with the simplicity of the integrated design of the BSR 64000, will provide enhanced flexibility and scalability. Through this highly scalable upstream solution Motorola can help cable operators achieve up to 60 percent capital savings over traditional upstream and downstream modules. In addition, the RX48 delivers significant energy efficiency, with a per channel power reduction of 81 percent over previous modules.
When deployed with S-CDMA, the RX48 represents the most comprehensive upstream solution available in the market today. With S-CDMA, cable operators can unlock additional usable spectrum in their networks to increase upstream capacity by up to 50 percent. By deploying S-CDMA, cable operators safely utilize spectrum below 15 MHz and above 40 MHz to increase average data rates through higher order modulation and achieve up to 150 Mbps of peak upstream bandwidth.
"This demonstration of our BSR 64000 integrated RX48 upstream module at ANGA Cable 2010 marks an important milestone in innovation and engineering leadership for Motorola," said Joe Cozzolino, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home business. "Operators worldwide are challenged with having to increase the upstream capacity of their network in the face of overcrowding headends and limited spectrum. With the RX48, Motorola achieves market-leading upstream density and helps cable operators harness the full potential of the upstream spectrum to enable dramatic increases in speeds and capacity to existing DOCSIS 1.0 and 2.0 environments and helps them to offer even richer media experiences to a growing number of DOCSIS 3.0 connected subscribers."
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE:MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
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Atmel Announces Proposed Sale of SMS Business to INSIDE Contactless
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 -- Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that INSIDE Contactless S.A. ("INSIDE"), based in Aix-en-Provence, France, has submitted to Atmel a signed agreement offering to purchase, for cash consideration, Atmel's Secure Microcontroller Solutions (SMS) business based in Rousset, France and East Kilbride, UK. As part of the proposed transaction, Atmel would make a minority equity investment in INSIDE. In addition, INSIDE would enter into a multi-year supply agreement to continue sourcing wafers from the fabrication operation in Rousset, France that Atmel recently agreed to sell to LFoundry GmbH.
Atmel is presenting INSIDE's offer to the members of the Works Council in Rousset today. After completion of the information and consultation process with the Rousset Works Council in accordance with French law, Atmel will seek authorization from its Board of Directors to enter into the purchase agreement with INSIDE, with the transaction expected to close in the second half of 2010, subject to certain closing conditions.
"We are excited about the potential combination of Atmel's SMS business with INSIDE Contactless, a leading provider of advanced, open-standard contactless chip technologies," said Steven Laub, Atmel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "In addition to further advancing our strategic focus on Atmel's core microcontroller and touch technologies, we believe that the highly complementary nature of the INSIDE business and the SMS product portfolio should create a positive outcome for both the SMS employees and customers."
"We believe combining Atmel's SMS business with INSIDE should create exciting opportunities for our customers and the smart card industry. The products, technologies, customer base and operations of the SMS business would complement our own, resulting in a world-class company with greater depth and breadth to service our customers," said Remy de Tonnac, Chief Executive Officer of INSIDE Contactless. "Atmel's SMS business has succeeded because of its people, skills and technology, and we now expect these strengths to reinforce our leadership in contactless technology and allow us to extend our business into new areas. We believe the result will be a fabless semiconductor category leader with the requisite technology, products and scale to create significant value for our customers and investors."
Today's announcement is part of Atmel's pursuit of strategic alternatives for its ASIC business and related manufacturing assets, and follows the agreement to sell Atmel's wafer fabrication operation in Rousset, France, to LFoundry GmbH, which is expected to close during the second quarter of 2010.
Financial terms of the proposed INSIDE transaction and separate minority equity investment in INSIDE were not disclosed.
About INSIDE Contactless
INSIDE Contactless leads the market in open-standard contactless innovation. The company has delivered 400 million contactless platforms worldwide, and its contactless payment and Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions power the next generation of payment, transit, identity and access control applications. INSIDE's work in contactless standards and its 69 families of patents, including essential NFC patents, play a leading role in establishing industry direction. INSIDE is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Warsaw, Seoul, Bangkok and San Francisco. For more information, please visit http://www.insidecontactless.com
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel provides the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, security, communications, computing and automotive markets. For more information, please visit http://www.atmel.com
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Information in this release regarding Atmel's forecasts, outlook, expectations and beliefs are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements about the potential sale of Atmel's SMS business to INSIDE Contactless, as well as the effects of such a transaction if agreed by Atmel and subsequently consummated; Atmel's transformation plans; and Atmel's strategies. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Atmel as of the date of this release, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include general economic conditions; risk relating to the negotiation, signing and closing of a potential transaction with INSIDE Contactless, including the risk that INSIDE is not able to obtain financing commitments from its investors and that the parties may not sign definitive agreements relating to the transaction; that required approvals may not be obtained in a timely manner or at all, or that other conditions are not satisfied; the inability to realize the anticipated benefits of a potential transaction with INSIDE Contactless, if consummated, or of our other recent strategic transactions, restructuring plans and other initiatives in a timely manner or at all; unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses which can be eliminated; and other risks detailed from time to time in Atmel's SEC reports and filings, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, filed on March 1, 2010, and our subsequent Form 10-Q reports.
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