DisklessWorkstations.com Bundles Support for the Ubuntu Operating System with LTSP Thin Clients
TROY, Mich., April 27 -- DisklessWorkstations.com, a leading supplier of thin client hardware and solutions for open source thin client environments announces Bundled LTSP Support. Bundled support is included as part of LTSP Thin Client purchases for use with the Ubuntu operating system (versions 9.10 and later). Bundled support incidents are awarded based upon the quantity of thin client devices purchased and are provided at no additional cost.
LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), one of the most popular methods for delivering Linux on the desktop, can be challenging for someone new to Linux. Bundling support with DisklessWorkstations.com LTSP Thin Clients changes the support dynamic for new and experienced users, providing quick resolutions to common issues.
"As open source software continues to gain momentum in the IT marketplace, we continue to provide our expertise through support offerings paired with our thin client products. With bundled support we focus on eliminating barriers to adoption as well as providing superior value to those who seek to adopt Linux on the desktop," said Erick Tyack, CTO, DisklessWorkstations.com.
DisklessWorkstations.com is a leader in Linux-based, thin client hardware, strategy and deployment. DisklessWorkstations.com provides cost-effective, powerful and reliable solutions for business, education, government, manufacturing and resellers based on LTSP's advanced thin client technology. Headquartered in southeastern Michigan, DisklessWorkstations.com combines unparalleled expertise with superior, reliable and easy to use thin client products.
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PRTG Network Monitor Makes Distributed Monitoring Easy, Affordable With Remote Probes Available for Every License
Decentralized Network Monitoring on a Single License Ideal for Multi-location Businesses, MSPs and Datacenter Providers
LAS VEGAS, April 27 -- Multi-location businesses, managed service providers, data centers and hosting providers now have a more affordable and easier-to-manage option for monitoring multiple networks at various locations to ensure optimum availability of applications, devices and sufficient bandwidth. PRTG Network Monitor by Paessler AG, a leading provider of network monitoring and performance optimization solutions, provides the most comprehensive monitoring services on spatially distributed networks with a single installation and license to overcome the complex and costly licensing models of most other providers.
Through the use of its unique remote probes, PRTG Network Monitor makes it easy to quickly configure and deploy a decentralized monitoring program to meet the needs of companies with multiple branch offices, as well as IT service providers that need to monitor distributed customer networks remotely.
"With the remote probe feature included with every PRTG license, IT service providers can guarantee more reliable service for their customers without any additional cost for even better customer satisfaction," said Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler AG. "The ability to monitor multiple networks remotely from a central location saves time and cuts down on expenses, for both the service provider and their customers."
Distributed Monitoring Made Easy and Affordable
PRTG's remote probe feature makes it possible to monitor multiple networks with a single license. PRTG's unique architecture is optimized to collect and report on a wide range of data, including storage capacity, server, router and network traffic load, and more, while providing instant alerts via e-mail, SMS, or phone for out-of-compliance issues. Detailed reporting features make it easy to see an overall network snapshot and then drill down quickly to see more granular data.
PRTG automatically creates the initial local probe during installation, which operates on the same computer as the PRTG server, to monitors all system sensors. This enables monitoring across an entire LAN. Additional, probes can be installed within the same network as the core server or in remote networks that are spatially separate. Internet access is all that is required for data transmission from the remote sites to the main server.
"This elegant system eliminates multiple licenses and installations that are costly to setup and maintain," Paessler said. "We've designed the system to be affordable and easy to use, eliminating the need to buy multiple individual licenses or 'distributed' editions."
Secure Probe-to-Server Communication
As soon as a probe is launched, it automatically connects to the PRTG Server through a secure SSL connection, downloads the specified sensor configuration and begins monitoring. Each probe works autonomously and sends the results of each individual operation back to the central installation. In the event of a connection loss, through re-booting the computer for example, the probe continues to perform its tasks, stores the results and transmits the data through the SSL protocol when communication is restored.
Compatible with Firewalls and VPNs
PRTG's multiple, external remote probes allow for 24/7 monitoring to guarantee availability of services and provide peace of mind that critical data networks are operating at peak performance. The PRTG platform is compatible with multiple LAN networks connected through firewalls to monitor special services, as well as VPN systems that must be monitored over public or less-secure data connections.
CPU-intensive sensors like packet sniffers or NetFlow sensors can bog down performance on the computer being used. With multiple PRTG probes, the load is distributed across more than one PC. In addition, QoS measurements can be defined over different probes to monitor the quality of VoIP and other streaming media data.
Paessler AG leads the industry in providing the most powerful, affordable and easy-to-use network monitoring and testing solutions. The company's suite of just-right software products deliver peace of mind, confidence and convenience for businesses of all sizes - from Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) to large enterprises, including more than 70% of the Fortune 100 companies. Based in Nuremberg, Bavaria/Germany, Paessler's global reach includes more than 50,000 licenses sold and more than 150,000 active installations, including its robust freeware products, through its worldwide locations in Canada, Great Britain, Japan, the U.S., and others. Founded in 1997, Paessler AG remains a privately held company and is recognized as both a Cisco Technology Developer Partner and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit http://www.paessler.com.
Source: Paessler AG
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Virtela Remote Access Service a Hit for High Noon Entertainment
Virtela's Cloud-Based Remote Access and Proactive Service Support Growth for Television Production Company Key Enterprise Benefits: -- Cloud-based SSL VPN service delivers secure performance without upfront expense -- Fully managed network services allow IT staff to focus on critical business needs -- Proactive network monitoring results in more efficient problem resolution
DENVER, April 27 -- Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network services company, today announced that it is providing High Noon Entertainment with secure remote access and virtual private network (VPN) connectivity between its offices. High Noon Entertainment produces a number of hit reality television shows, including Cake Boss, House Hunters, and Tough Love.
High Noon turned to Virtela to provide a reliable and scalable network to connect the company's Denver headquarters, Los Angeles production studio and a number of remote workers without taxing its limited IT resources.
"High Noon is growing rapidly, but we have a very small IT staff, so we need a provider that truly understands and delivers on our needs," said Paul Holden, media technology manager at High Noon. "Virtela contacts us proactively if there's an issue and the performance is excellent, so I often don't even think about the network. That's the way a network should be."
High Noon takes advantage of Virtela's cloud-based remote access services to provide secure and reliable anytime, anywhere connectivity for remote users. By accessing the SSL VPN service from Virtela's network cloud, High Noon enjoys enterprise-class remote access without the management burden or equipment expenses typically associated with traditional remote access solutions.
"Virtela's remote access service is critical for our accounting team, which includes a number of remote workers," continued Holden. "They're able to swiftly access all the applications they need just as if they were at our headquarters and Virtela's virtualized service enables us to avoid upfront capital costs."
"Media and entertainment is an exciting and growing industry for us, and we're pleased to have added High Noon to our customer roster," said Vab Goel, Virtela CEO and partner at Norwest Venture Partners. "Virtela's commitment to innovative service delivery, especially through cloud-based services, gives customers a high performance yet cost-effective network solution and the peace of mind that comes from consistently receiving the support they deserve."
Virtela, the world's largest independent managed services company, offers award-winning managed services including MPLS and IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Security, Remote Access, and WAN/LAN Device Monitoring and Management, to some of the most competitive multinational companies in the world. Offering services in 190 countries, Virtela integrates and manages best-of-breed service providers through partnerships with 500+ carriers, to address the unique needs of its customers.
Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with Global Network Operations Centers in Denver, Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit http://www.virtela.net.
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Social Connectivity Gets Real With the Samsung Reality(TM) From Verizon Wireless
Touch Screen Display, QWERTY Keyboard, Next-Generation Messaging and Social Networking Features Keep Customers Connected On the Go
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 27 -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced the Samsung Reality(TM) is now available. The sleek and stylish Samsung Reality, available in two color options - Piano Black and City Red - sports a three-inch touch screen display, full horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, customizable widgets, and multiple messaging options.
The Samsung Reality supports Samsung's unique TouchWiz interface, which offers specially designed widgets that allow customers to customize and personalize their phones. The Communities widget allows customers to update social networking sites, post pictures and upload videos to YouTube(TM) and other Web sites instantly. The Samsung Reality also features one-touch widgets, which provide instant access to favorite Web sites on the phone's full HTML Web browser.
Key features and specifications:
-- 3 inch WQVGA (240 x 400) full touch screen
-- Horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard
-- Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and
voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web
-- 3.2 megapixel camera with Night Shot Mode; single, multi, panorama,
mosaic and frame shot modes; and video capture capabilities
-- Photo editing features, including Dynamic Canvas, which supports flash
animations in pictures
-- Bluetooth® technology with support for headset, hands-free, Dial Up
Networking, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging,
object push for vCard and vCalendar, File Transfer and serial port
-- Corporate Email (formerly RemoSync) support for Microsoft Office
Exchange so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and
calendars from their office e-mail
-- microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased
-- Access to social networking services
-- VZ Navigator® capable - Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to
more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with
-- Visual Voice Mail - Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages
without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions
-- Media Center - Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers,
location-based services and more
-- Personal organizer and tools with calendar, calculator with currency
converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
Price and availability:
-- The Samsung Reality is now available at Verizon Wireless
Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com for $79.99
after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon
receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are
-- To get the most from the Samsung Reality, customers will need to
subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan, as well
as purchase a data package that begins at $9.99 per month for 25
megabytes with Mobile Email.
-- 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 more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 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.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.7 billion.
Employing approximately 157,700 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT- LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
Samsung Mobile is proud to provide ENERGY STAR-qualified power adapters with its mobile phones and accessories. ENERGY STAR-qualified products use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental
Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.
AT&T Connect(R) Mobile Conferencing App Now Available on App Store
Road Warrior app from AT&T includes one-click conferencing for iPhone, allows distributed workforce to attend audio, web meetings from more places around the world
DALLAS, April 27 -- AT&T* today announced its AT&T Connect Mobile conferencing App is now available on the App Store. Road warriors now have the option of taking audio and web conference meetings with them on their iPhone from lots more places around the world. The App integrates multiple conferencing products including audio conferencing, web conferencing and video conferencing into a single unified communication (UC) application delivered from AT&T's global network.
"Converging communications technologies are driving business demand for integrated voice, web and video conferencing services, to reduce costs and speed decisions, delivered by a provider that can create global solutions at scale," said Ron Spears, president and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions.
"Collaboration across a broad sweep of individuals - employees, suppliers and partners, as well as across geographic and organizational boundaries - is a daily necessity. AT&T is bringing its Unified Communications capabilities to integrate voice, email, messaging and web conferencing in business apps that drive the productivity of businesses regionally, nationally and globally," he added.
The app includes the following features and functionality, depending on connectivity:
-- View whiteboard
-- Call Me and Dial In features that simplify audio setup
-- Interactive participants list: See/hear the other participants in the
conference, their emoticons and mode of connection
-- Use emoticons to signal opinion
-- Alert other participants when stepping in or out of the conference
-- Use notes to chat with one or all participants
-- Answer polls
-- Host an event
-- Invite others to join an event
AT&T Connect Mobile App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore/. Once the app is installed, it takes only a single click from an online calendar or email invitation to join an AT&T Connect meeting.
AT&T's IP-network is the lynchpin to delivering a rich set of unified communications at the scale needed by enterprises operating in global and dynamic environments. AT&T Connect offers customers unique hosted/hybrid/on-premises deployment possibilities scaled to meet the needs of many types of business--from small to large, multinational corporations. It supports virtual meetings with both internal and external participants. The service can be provisioned flexibly to include standalone audio conferencing, multi-point video, regular/mobile phone and VoIP-based audio, application sharing, whiteboard/presentation, web touring, polling, reporting, recording and editing--plus more.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. A leader in mobile broadband, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. In 2010, AT&T again ranked among the 50 Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE® magazine.
Overstock.com Announces Launch of Its 'Main Street Revolution' Initiative
Initiative to start April 27, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, April 27 -- Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) today announced the launch of its Main Street Revolution Initiative, a partnership between Overstock.com and small and minority-owned business owners across the United States. This initiative creates a national marketing and distribution channel for producers of consumer products by providing the opportunity to sell their products on Overstock.com and O.biz (our B2B website). To learn how to become a part of the initiative visit http://www.overstock.com/mainstreet
According to Overstock.com Chairman and CEO Patrick Byrne, "The Main Street Revolution Initiative is designed to increase the visibility of small and minority-owned businesses which currently lack exposure to national markets."
"By joining our network these small businesses can reduce their supply chain costs, and open their products to a mass audience," Byrne added. "We will work closely with local chambers of commerce and small business administrations across the country to connect with local businesses and kick start the Main Street Revolution Initiative. In the beginning, these businesses' products will simply be posted in their appropriate shopping categories on Overstock.com. Once a critical mass of partners and products has been reached, the products will be consolidated into a 'Main Street' store on Overstock.com. This represents a grand opportunity for producers and consumers nationwide to participate and contribute to the national recovery effort. Main Street can be the engine that lifts us out of the recession that Wall Street created."
Overstock.com, Inc. is an online retailer offering brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel. Overstock.com, headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at http://www.overstock.com/. Overstock.com regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on its website under the heading "Investor Relations."
Overstock.com® and O.biz(TM) and Main Street Revolution Initiative(TM) are trademarks of Overstock.com, Inc.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding creation and size of the distribution channel, the potential benefits of the initiative to those participating in the initiative and to the company, and the creation of a 'Main Street' store on the company's web site. Our Form 10-K- for the year ended December 31, 2009, and our other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections, estimates or forward-looking statements.
16 Ports and 4 IP Users: Adder Turns Up the Heat on Existing KVM-over-IP Technologies
New CATxIP5000 challenges existing enterprise KVM perception
SINGAPORE, April 27 -- Adder, a leading developer of KVM switches, extenders and KVM over IP solutions, today announced the availability of the CATxIP5000.
Adder is one of the unique thought leaders in KVM technology that you can guarantee will deliver something extraordinary. The latest and possibly most disruptive KVM-over-IP technology that Adder has developed is the new CATxIP5000. This product pushes the boundaries of existing KVM technology by delivering the same functionality that you would find in a large power hungry KVM switch in an astonishingly small, low power and low cost package.
Together with chip designers Adventiq, Adder has developed a 16 port CATx KVM switch which delivers 4 independent non-blocking remote access sessions over standard network infrastructure. Adder's continued Research and Development in KVM over IP technology and the use of unique chipsets from Adventiq has resulted in a design breakthrough that enables an enterprise grade multi-session KVM-over-IP switch to be delivered at less than half the cost that would normally be expected for such functionality.
Nigel Dickens, Adder's CTO commented "Previous multi-session KVM products have been too expensive to justify in many instances but this technology changes all that. The high performance to price ratio is all down to the uniqueness of the design concept - aspects of which are very different to existing KVM-over-IP solutions."
Integrating the latest generation of viewers from the inventors of VNC technology (Real VNC), the CATxIP5000 is ready to go straight from the box. Adder's ingrained principal of open architecture also means you can use the device with any other VNC application on the market.
Furthermore, at launch, this device will ship with the ADDER.net network management suite. ADDER.net has been 3 years in development, and offers enterprise scale management of IP control devices and virtual servers. ADDER.net puts all your equipment within easy reach from a single well thought out interface. The software presents itself in two forms; Management Suite and Connection Suite, allowing different user levels to gain administrative access. Fully integrated with active directory, users can be authenticated against your existing infrastructure. The system is also server based giving all users direct access, authentication dependant, from any networked machine, any time.
The CATxIP5000 is available immediately from Adder at a launch price of $1750 USD. For more information on Adder and the CATxIP5000, simply visit http://www.adder.com
Adder is a leading developer of KVM technology and extenders. Adder's advanced range of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions enable the control of local, remote and global IT systems. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices across the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. Visit http://www.adder.com/.
Source: Adder Technology
CONTACT: N. America, Heather Santos, US.PR@adder.com, EMEA, Jamie
Shepperd, EMEA.PR@adder.com, or Asia Pacific, CH Leong, APAC.PR@adder.com
Unitrends Lowers the Cost and Overhead of Backup Deduplication with New 'Adaptive Deduplication' Approach
New Unitrends Backup Deduplication Technique Overcomes the Limitations of Traditional Deduplication Solutions
COLUMBIA, S.C., April 27 -- Unitrends, the leader in affordable, heterogeneous, vertically integrated, disk-based all-in-one data protection appliances, today announced Adaptive Deduplication. Unitrends' Adaptive Deduplication is a content-aware data reduction mechanism that adapts dynamically to reduce the storage footprint of the content it is protecting while overcoming the overhead and high costs associated with other deduplication processes.
"What often gets lost in the hype of backup deduplication is that the purpose of deduplication is to provide more storage for less money," said George Crump, lead analyst, Storage Switzerland. "Yet, many approaches for deduplication result in increased integration, monitoring, and management responsibilities for backup administrators."
"With Adaptive Deduplication, we are delivering the advantages of deduplication without the capital expense of dedicated hardware-based deduplication devices," said Dr. Mark Campbell, chief operating officer, Unitrends. "The result is a cost-effective deduplication solution that offers better performance and manageability than software-based solutions."
Adaptive Deduplication is a data reduction scheme that is integrated directly with the Unitrends backup appliance. The solution adapts dynamically based on a range of factors including:
-- The content of the data being protected
-- The data reduction possible using compression
-- The data reduction possible using deduplication
-- The amount of secondary (disk) storage that may be used by Adaptive
-- The amount of primary (RAM) storage that may be used by Adaptive
-- The number of processor cores that may be used by Adaptive
Adaptive Deduplication is a feature of Unitrends upcoming release 5, available in May, and will be offered on all current generation Unitrends appliances.
For more information, please join the Unitrends webinar entitled "Don't Get Duped by Dedupe: Introducing Adaptive Deduplication." The webinar will be hosted on May 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET. Sign up today and register to win a 64GB Apple iPad.
About UnitrendsUnitrends provides enterprise-level data protection, at the lowest total cost of ownership in the industry, through a family of scalable disk-based data protection appliances that integrate and protect existing heterogeneous computer and storage systems through a single, intuitive, graphical user interface. Unitrends uses a common backup and recovery engine for providing protection for over 100 different versions of operating systems and applications. This means you can support Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, Sun Solaris, Novell OES, Novell Netware, Novell GroupWise, Novell eDirectory, Linux, FreeBSD, Apple MacOS X, IBM pSeries/AIX, HP HP-UX, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, IBM iSeries/OS400, and SGI IRIX on notebooks, PCs, workstations, and servers and on DAS, NAS, or SAN storage - all using a single backup appliance. A virtual appliance free trial is also available for download.
Information about Unitrends can be found at http://www.unitrends.com/. A virtual appliance free trial is also available for download.
CONTACT: Kara Hugg, Unitrends, +1-803-454-0300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Measurement Computing Releases New Multifunction Data Acquisition Loggers
NORTON, Mass., April 27 -- Measurement Computing Corporation (MCC), the market leader of value-priced data acquisition hardware and software, today announced the release of the LGR-5320 series of stand-alone, multifunction data acquisition loggers. The new data acquisition devices allow users to collect high-speed correlated analog and digital data without a computer.
The LGR-5320 devices, with 16-bit resolution, 16 analog and 16 digital inputs and four encoder inputs, perform high-speed measurements, up to 200 kS/s, directly to a Secure Digital (SD) memory card. Utilizing the advanced analog and digital triggering options, users can collect data to monitor systems and events without dedicating a PC. The LGR-5320 loggers ship with easy-to-use DAQLog(TM) software to configure the devices and retrieve data via the USB interface or SD memory card. Each device includes a 4 GB SD memory card and is expandable to 32 GB SD memory for collecting up to 16 billion measurements.
The new series of data acquisition devices extends Measurement Computing's core benefits of flexible, multifunction data acquisition into the data logging space. Starting at $1,499, customers now have an affordable solution to monitor systems and capture transient data from analog and digital systems. Visit http://www.mccdaq.com/LGR for more information.
Click here for a photo of the LGR-5325/7/9 Data Acquisition Loggers.
About Measurement Computing
Measurement Computing (http://www.mccdaq.com) is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of value-priced data acquisition hardware and software. Headquartered in Norton, MA, the company provides test and measurement solutions for both programmers and non-programmers, as well as custom designs for OEMs. The company offers high-quality, reliable products, backed by limited lifetime warranties and free technical support.
Product Price Status
LGR-5325 $1499* Shipping/Available
LGR-5327 $1799* Shipping/Available
LGR-5329 $2199* Shipping/Available
*Prices are subject to change without notice.
Contact: Dan Mandill
+1 508-946-5100 x219
Verizon Wireless Celebrates Grand Opening of New Leesburg, Virginia Store on April 30
- Features Innovative "Evolution Store" Design with Interactive Tech Displays - Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, April 30 at 12:30 pm - Verizon Wireless to Donate $1,000 to Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter Through HopeLine(R) - Special Deals and Free Giveaways, Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2
LEESBURG, Va., April 27 -- Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's largest and most reliable 3G network, is opening a new Verizon Wireless Evolution Store located at 1612 Village Market Blvd., SE, in Leesburg, Virginia, next to the new Wegmans. The store features an interactive retail design inviting consumers to experience wireless voice, data, music and video services in a sleek, full-service environment.
Evolution stores incorporate a number of innovative systems and operational enhancements designed to streamline the sales process and increase customer satisfaction. The Leesburg store is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The store phone number is 703-771-2015.
"We invite everyone to visit our new store and use our interactive simulators to test our latest devices and technologies first-hand," said Jonathan Humphrey, store manager. "We offer devices suited to everyone's needs and budget. It's our goal to provide a positive wireless experience every day, and that's why we continue to invest in our local stores, our local network, and the local community."
Verizon Wireless employees and the Town of Leesburg will kick off the grand opening festivities with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 30, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. During the ceremony, Verizon Wireless will present a $1,000 donation to the local domestic violence prevention group, Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter. The donation is made possible through the company's HopeLine® Phone Recycling Program, which collects used cell phones to be recycled or sold and donates the proceeds in the form of cash grants and wireless phones to advocacy groups for use by survivors. Store Manager Jonathan Humphrey encourages area residents to join the company in its efforts to help local victims of domestic violence become survivors by bringing no-longer-used wireless phones to the store for recycling through HopeLine.
Humphrey also encourages everyone to visit the new store to see the latest in wireless technology, including the wide variety of smartphones, like the Motorola DROID, the newly launched DROID Incredible by HTC, the Palm® Pre(TM) Plus and Pixi(TM) Plus and ever popular BlackBerry® devices. Customers can also check out popular services such as VZ Navigator(SM) - a location-based service offering maps, audible driving directions, traffic updates, gas station locations and pricing, and the newest Push to Talk technology now available on the BlackBerry® Tour.
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.
IHG Launches New Priority Club Rewards iPhone App; Complements Broader Global Mobile Strategy Currently Generating Over $1 Million Per Month
iPhone app users will receive 1,000 Priority Club(R) Rewards bonus points for bookings*
ATLANTA, April 27 -- IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) (Lon: IHG; NYSE: IHG (ADRs)), the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced the global launch of its Priority Club® Rewards iPhone(TM) app. The app complements IHG's worldwide strategy which includes its enhanced mobile websites that provide customers with the functionality to find and book hotel rooms, check rates and view or cancel reservations for all seven of its brands - InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG was an early pioneer in the mobile space with the hotel industry's first wireless reservation system in 2001. Today, the company's mobile strategy and platform continue to expand. The iPhone app is the latest entry into the mobile space from IHG following the release of its enhanced mobile websites more than a year ago. These websites are currently generating more than $1 million per month in revenue for IHG's hotels globally - growing by more than 600 percent over the past year.
As part of the iPhone app launch, IHG is offering users 1,000 Priority Club Rewards bonus points for all bookings and stays for the rest of April through June 15, 2010 made using the iPhone app*.
The Priority Club Rewards iPhone app contains the features Priority Club Rewards members expect when booking and managing reservations. The features for the initial release include:
-- Find and Book Hotel
-- Use the GPS functionality of the iPhone to find nearby IHG hotels
-- View photos and amenities for each hotel
-- Get custom directions using the iPhone's GPS
-- Click-to-call front desk for each hotel
-- Use Priority Club Rewards account information to facilitate
-- View Priority Club Rewards member details (number, level, points
-- View and Cancel upcoming reservations
-- Quick enrollment into Priority Club Rewards
-- Manage account profile
-- View special offers
"It's important to have a holistic view of a customer's needs when creating a mobile strategy and supporting applications. Customers want access to information whenever and wherever they want and mobile provides that capability," said Michael Menis, vice president, Global Interactive Marketing, IHG. "With this in mind we developed our iPhone app to complement our mobile strategy which includes our optimized mobile websites. These websites allow customers to reach us through various mobile devices giving them greater accessibility. This is particularly important as different regions of the world have different customer needs and smartphone adoption rates."
IHG's Priority Club Rewards iPhone app is now available in English at the iPhone app store. BlackBerry® and Android(TM) app will follow in the coming months.
* Priority Club® Rewards iPhone App Offer:
Must be a Priority Club® Rewards member to participate. 1,000 bonus points will be awarded for any qualifying stay up to the 15th June 2010. Bookings must be made using the iPhone Application. Allow 4 weeks from stay for bonus points to be posted to your account. Miles earners will receive points. Subject to availability. Offer valid on new bookings only, not applicable to groups and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers or special promotions. Only one room per member will be awarded the applicable points. Rates may vary by date of booking. Subject to standard Priority Club Rewards terms and conditions.
iPhone is a trademark of Apple, Inc. BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. The hotel brands are registered trademarks of companies in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
Notes to Editors:
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms. IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 4,400 hotels and more than 645,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories around the world. The Group owns a portfolio of well recognized and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites® and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty program, Priority Club® Rewards with 48 million members worldwide.
IHG has 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline, which will create 140,000 jobs worldwide over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
QNX Unveils Latest Generation of Operating System and Tool Suite
OTTAWA, April 27 -- QNX Software Systems today unveiled the latest generation of its operating system and development tools for the automotive, industrial, medical, networking, and defense markets. Version 6.5 of the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite introduces many new capabilities, including support for ARM Cortex-A9 processors and Freescale Power e500MC processor cores, a Persistent Publish/Subscribe service, a variety of performance optimizations, and an enhanced toolchain that includes Eclipse CDT 6.0, GCC 4.4.2, and GDB 7.0.
With version 6.5, the QNX Neutrino RTOS now supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on ARM Cortex-A9 processors and Freescale Power e500MC processor cores. Moreover, QNX Neutrino can now support SMP on multi-core processors with up to 32 cores, providing massive scalability for compute-intensive applications in networking, image processing, and other environments.
Release 6.5 of the QNX Neutrino RTOS also delivers faster kernel performance under heavy memory utilization and significantly higher file system throughput on many platforms. Other RTOS enhancements include support for Intel advanced programmable interrupt controllers (APICs), Intel message signaled interrupts (MSIs), and expanded support for x86 boards from Advantech, Intel, and Kontron.
Version 6.5 supports a new Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) service, which can greatly simplify the design and maintenance of systems that integrate many disparate hardware devices and software components. In a home energy management system, for example, the PPS service can allow sensors, thermostats, alarms, and other components to be replaced or upgraded without requiring changes to the system's human machine interface (HMI).
The QNX Momentics Tool Suite offers a comprehensive Eclipse-based IDE with innovative profiling tools that help developers gain maximum insight into system behavior. Version 6.5 of the suite introduces support for the Eclipse platform 3.5.2, Eclipse CDT 6.0, GNU debugger (GDB) 7.0, binutils 2.20, and GNU compiler (GCC) 4.4.2. Compiler enhancements include optimized dynamic linking, including lazy linking and GNU hashing. The tool suite also includes performance enhancements to its system profiler, a visualization tool that allows developers to analyze complex software behavior on both single- and multi-core systems.
The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5 and the QNX Momentics Tool Suite 6.5 are slated for commercial availability in June 2010. Developers can now download experimental versions of these products from Foundry27, the QNX community portal.
Demos at ESC Silicon Valley
This week at ESC Silicon Valley (booth #1738), QNX Software Systems will demonstrate:
-- The LTE Connected Car, which is based on the QNX CAR application
-- An interactive demo of QNX Software Systems' smart energy reference, a
pre-integrated software stack that makes it easier to design, deploy,
and extend home energy management systems.
-- A hypervisor/realtime control demo that runs the QNX Neutrino RTOS and
Microsoft Windows on a single multi-core chip.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® Tool Suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.qnx.com.
Jennifer Barlow or Bill Keeler
+1 781 684-0770
QNX Software Systems
+1 613 591-0931
QNX, Aviage, Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, which are registered trademarks and/or used in certain jurisdictions and are used under license by QNX Software Systems Co. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Source: QNX Software Systems
CONTACT: Editorial Contacts, Jennifer Barlow or Bill Keeler, Schwartz
Communications, +1-781-684-0770, email@example.com, or Paul Leroux, QNX
Software Systems, +1-613-591-0931, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sony and IPWireless Launch Joint 4G and Beyond Wireless Initiative
Companies to Jointly Drive Innovation for LTE and Other Advanced 3GPP Wireless Technologies
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 -- Sony Corporation of America and IPWireless, a leading provider of 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) technology for new applications and markets, today announced that the two companies have signed an agreement to jointly research and develop wireless technologies for 4G and beyond. The two companies will initially focus on enhancing Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for new applications and services with work beginning immediately.
The research and development activity will be based at IPWireless' technology center in Chippenham, England and will leverage both companies' global resources. Sony and IPWireless engineers will work together to develop key new technologies to enhance and expand the potential of LTE and other 3GPP technologies with the goal of contributing these new specifications to the 3GPP standards and beyond. These R&D initiatives will blend Sony's capabilities for delivering rich user experiences and groundbreaking consumer innovation with IPWireless' unparalleled expertise in developing 3GPP mobile broadband and broadcast technologies.
3GPP is a collaboration between groups of telecommunications associations and international standards organizations that define key technologies and specify the standards used by mobile network operators and manufacturers for the evolution of GSM-based mobile networks. 3GPP standard releases include technologies such as WCDMA, HSPA, IMB, LTE, and LTE Advanced. At the end of 2009, there were almost half a billion subscriptions for 3GPP technologies making it the leading wireless standard globally.
"The wireless technologies of 4G and beyond hold the promise of opening up a new world of opportunities and possibilities for both mobile operators and consumers," said Gregg Walker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Sony Corporation of America. "IPWireless' outstanding reputation for innovation and its significant contributions to the development of 3GPP wireless standards over the past decade make it an ideal partner for developing 4G technologies that will shape the future of tomorrow's wireless lifestyle."
Dr. Bill Jones, chief executive officer of IPWireless said, "We are thrilled to be working with an industry leader as distinguished as Sony to foster the creation of innovative 4G wireless solutions and LTE applications. Through this partnership, we believe that IPWireless will be able to greatly enhance the solutions we provide our mobile operator customers today, while developing next-generation services and applications that will continue to bolster our reputation as a leading wireless pioneer."
About Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America, based in New York, NY, is the U.S. subsidiary of Sony Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., and Sony Music Entertainment. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately $78.9 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, and it employs 171,300 people worldwide. For more information visit http://www.sony.com.
IPWireless broadens the horizons of 3GPP, the world's preeminent mobile standard, to support a range of compelling new applications and untapped global spectrum bands. With its complete end-to-end 3GPP solutions, including chipsets, devices, and complete network solutions, the Company enables mobile operators and other new wireless entrants from the government, consumer electronics, and other sectors, to deliver a new generation of wireless services.
The company's proven high-performance mobile broadband solutions have been deployed by a set of marquee customers around the globe in both the commercial and government markets including T-Mobile, New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), and some of the first 700MHz deployments in the United States. IPWireless' award winning mobile broadcast solutions have been tested by some of the largest mobile operators in the world, and allow device, chipset and network vendors to accelerate their offerings for Integrated Mobile Broadcast (IMB), the GSMA endorsed mobile broadcast standard.
IPWireless is headquartered in San Francisco, California, and operates a technology development center in Chippenham, UK. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.ipwireless.com
Source: Sony Corporation of America
CONTACT: Suzanne McCormac, IPWireless, +1-415-577-9135,
email@example.com; or Ed Howson, Temono Communications,
+44-7740-173-051, Ed.firstname.lastname@example.org; or Lisa Gephardt, +1-212-833-6826,
email@example.com, or Mack Araki, +1-212-833-6821,
Mack_araki@sonyusa.com, both of Sony Corporation of America
First American Title Announces AgentFirst Real Estate App for iPhone and iPad
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 27 -- First American Title Insurance Company, a leading provider of title insurance and settlement services and the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), today announced that its AgentFirst(TM) app for iPhone®, iPad(TM) and iPod touch® devices is now available for free download from the App Store(SM).
The new AgentFirst app gives real estate and lending professionals mobile access to the nation's largest source of property and ownership information, which covers 97 percent of all U.S. real estate transactions. With First American Title's new AgentFirst app, users with active AgentFirst accounts can easily look up property addresses while in the field to gain access to complete property information and characteristics, historic sales information, tax data and more.
"We are very excited about the potential the AgentFirst app offers to increase the efficiency of our highly mobile work force," said Stefan Peterson, director of operations of Zip Realty, which serves 35 major markets in 22 states and employs more than 3,000 agents. "In our view, the more steps of the real estate transaction that can be completed away from the desktop, the better."
First American Title's new AgentFirst app also allows users to place customer service orders for complimentary property profiles and recorded documents around the clock. Users can receive orders back on their iPhone via email or within the secure AgentFirst website.
According to a 2010 study conducted by the National Association of REALTORS® Center for REALTOR® Technology, more than 85 percent of real estate agents say they use a smartphone to conduct real estate business. Of those, 26 percent indicated that they currently use an iPhone, while another 15 percent stated that they are likely to switch to an iPhone within the next 12 months.
"Our new AgentFirst app gives iPhone users unprecedented mobile access to real estate data while enabling them to connect instantly with their local title sales representative," said Larry Godec, chief information officer for First American. "We are committed to giving our customers the data and services they need, when and where they need them, so we are actively working to extend the mobile AgentFirst experience to other popular devices as well."
The AgentFirst app is currently available at no charge from the App Store at http://itunes.com/apps/agentfirstrealestate. For more information, or to establish an AgentFirst account, real estate professionals may contact their local First American Title sales representative.
AgentFirst is a trademark of First American Title Insurance Company. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple, Inc.
About First American Title Insurance Company
First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE:FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through its direct operations and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation's subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.firstam.com.
Media Contact: Investor Contact:
Carrie Gaska Craig Barberio
Investor Relations, Financial Services
Corporate Communications Group
The First American Corporation The First American Corporation
(714) 250-3298 (714) 250-5214
Source: First American Title Insurance Company
CONTACT: media, Carrie Gaska, Corporate Communications, +1-714-250-3298,
or investors, Craig Barberio, Investor Relations, Financial Services Group,
+1-714-250-5214, both of The First American Corporation
Square Enix Action-RPG NIER Arrives at Retail Stores
Twisting Storyline, Complex Characters Highlight Next Great Adventure from Square Enix; Now Available on PlayStation(R)3 system and Xbox 360(R)
LOS ANGELES, April 27 -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in North America, announced that the highly-anticipated Action-RPG NIER(TM) is now available at North American retailers nationwide for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
NIER presents the despairing story of a world afflicted by an apocalyptic plague and a father's desperation to protect his daughter from the dark denizens of this frightening future. Armed with mighty weapons and powerful magic, players take control of the title character, Nier, as he battles alongside formidable allies against waves of enemies and giant bosses in an effort to discover the truth about the plague, his daughter...and himself.
"NIER's unusual characters, mesmerizing storyline and engaging Action-RPG gameplay have tantalized gamers for months leading up to today's release," said Ami Blaire, Vice President, Marketing of Square Enix, Inc. "What exactly is the Black Scrawl? Who is this Shadowlord? And, what role will Nier play in his world's eventual salvation...or destruction? Now gamers can finally sink their teeth into the finished product, and uncover the countless intriguing mysteries that this game has to offer."
The latest offering from the RPG-masters at Square Enix, NIER is an Action-RPG that blends traditional RPG gameplay mechanics with intense, bloody combat and powerful magic to create an action-packed single-player experience where players explore and discover a future lost to a shadowy past.
Developed by cavia inc., NIER delivers on Square Enix's renowned pedigree for creating unique storylines coupled with deep character development - a pedigree that has kept gamers around the world enraptured for decades.
-- Utilize more than 30 weapons, including quick one-handed blades,
powerful two-handed swords and far-reaching spears as well as
hand-to-hand combat techniques to vanquish hordes of enemies
-- Cast dozens of powerful offensive and defensive magic spells,
including Dark Execution, Dark Hand and Dark Wall to supplement your
-- Discover more than a hundred mysterious Words throughout the game, and
attach them to the names of Nier's weapons and spells to gain
significant enhancements and new abilities
-- Fight alongside and interact with several companions throughout your
adventures, including the enigmatic Kaine and the dry-witted Grimoire
-- Interact with dozens of NPCs, including shop owners and quest givers.
Purchase new weapons, crafting supplies as well as city and adventure
maps. Discover dozens of side quests and secondary storylines
throughout the world
NIER is rated M (Mature). Please visit the Entertainment Software Rating Board website at http://www.esrb.org for more information about ratings. NIER is now available for the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 at North American retailers nationwide for the suggested retail price of $59.99.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America, and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises - FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 96 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 53 million units worldwide - under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.
Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at http://www.square-enix.com/.
DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries. NIER is a trademark of Square Enix Co., Ltd. "PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies and are used under license from Microsoft. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook, Inc.
New Clickability User Community Portal Drives Customer Empowerment, Efficiency and Innovation
Clickability User Community Portal Enables Rapid Technical Support, User Collaboration and Best Practices
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27 -- Clickability, Inc., the leader in on-demand Web Content Management (WCM), today announced the launch of the Clickability User Community portal as part of its continuous efforts to increase customer service, satisfaction, enablement and innovation.
Through a single federated search, Clickability customers can now leverage the portal for instant access to an extensive support knowledge-base, product documentation, release notes, community posts, and even individual customer case histories. Prior to launch, the portal was tested with key customers, resulting in 89% of users finding instant and actionable results in response to their support queries. The remaining 11% of customer queries were answered by the Clickability Technical Support Team or other community members of the Clickability User Community.
"Using the new Clickability User Community portal my support queries are not only answered fast, but the results are also of the utmost quality," said Kelly Anderson, Software Architect at Minneapolis-St. Paul-based, StarTribune.com. "What's more, the Clickability user community is a huge source of information and new ideas that I can leverage for my own organization."
"It's very exciting to enable our customers to reach new heights of efficiency and innovation with our Clickability User Community portal," said Tom Cignarella, Clickability's Vice-President of Technical Operations and Support. "Clickability users are now empowered to innovate, accelerate development, and interact with the Clickability community in powerful ways that enhance the overall value of our service."
About Clickability, Inc.
Clickability(TM) is the global leader in on demand Web Content Management (WCM). The company enables customers to take content from any source and publish to any device, managing their entire content repository of digital assets more effectively in "the cloud." The Clickability Platform uniquely provides an end-to-end website solution including Web Content Management, all the infrastructure and services required for website hosting and delivery, and exceptional professional services and support. Enterprise customers such as Amcor, Cantor Fitzgerald, Swiss Re, BMC Software and NetApp, as well as media and entertainment leaders such as CNN, Smithsonian, the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Wall Street Journal, rely on Clickability to reduce costs, increase revenues, build global brands, and foster stronger customer relationships. Hosted across two secure, redundant data centers, the multi-tenant Clickability Platform offers customers a scalable and reliable solution that empowers marketing and media teams and frees IT organizations to focus on more strategic initiatives. Founded in 1999, the privately held company is headquartered in San Francisco. Clickability garnered the Software and Information Industry Association's CODiE Award for best content management solution in 2008 and 2009. More information is available by calling toll-free 888-352-9682 or visiting http://www.clickability.com. Connect with Clickability at http://www.facebook.com/clickability and twitter.com/clickabilityinc.
Source: Clickability, Inc.
CONTACT: Robert Carroll of Clickability, Inc., +1-415-200-0463,
Deluxe Streams Over 8 Million Trailers Through Its BD-Live Trailer Pre-Roll Technology
Technology enables studios to stream their most up-to-date trailers and promotional content directly to Blu-ray consumers.
BURBANK, Calif., April 27 -- Deluxe Digital Studios Inc., a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Service Group Inc., announced today that it has served over 8 million movie trailers to Blu-ray consumers through its BD-Live Trailer Pre-Roll technology and expects the total number to surpass 25 million by the end of 2010.
In late 2009, Deluxe Digital Studios launched its BD-Live Trailer Pre-Roll technology to enable studio marketing divisions to dynamically and seamlessly serve new trailers and other promotional content directly to their internet connected Blu-ray consumers. The content is streamed in either high definition or standard definition format, which is automatically determined based on the consumer's broadband connection speed. The streamed content is presented to the consumer shortly after inserting the disc into the player and before the main menu or start of movie playback. The presentation of outdated trailers, such as those seen on DVD, is no longer necessary with Blu-ray.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment was the first studio to adopt the feature on Blu-ray releases such as "Public Enemies" and "Funny People." "This innovative feature allows us to reach the Blu-ray consumer in ways that are not possible with DVD," said Robert Read, Vice President, HD Strategic Marketing, Universal Studios Home Entertainment. "By utilizing the BD-Live capability, consumers can now enjoy the latest theatrical and home entertainment trailers every time they play a Universal Blu-ray release, even on discs they purchased over a year ago."
Allan Lamkin, Vice President of Network Services at Deluxe Digital Studios said, "Several of our BD-Live applications have really taken off in 2009 and Trailer Pre-Roll is one of them. Being able to dynamically change and stream trailers and other promotional content directly to the Blu-ray living room is a very powerful marketing opportunity for our studio clients. The consumer also wins as they get to view fresh and relevant content every time they insert their Blu-ray disc into a BD-Live connected player," added Lamkin.
Deluxe Digital Studios Inc. is a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc, which is wholly-owned by MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Deluxe is the leading provider of a broad range of entertainment industry services and technologies to major Hollywood Studios and an international client base. Services include motion picture film processing, printing and distribution; EFILM® digital intermediates; post production and subtitling services; titles design and digital VFX; DVD compression, encoding and authoring; digital cinema services, digital asset management, digital distribution; and marketing fulfillment services.
Deluxe Digital Studio locations are in greater Los Angeles, Moosic (PA), New York, Montreal, London, Florence, and Bangalore. Deluxe Entertainment Services Group post production facilities are in Hollywood, Toronto, London, Rome, Barcelona, Madrid, Vancouver, New York, Melbourne and Sydney. For more information, please visit http://www.bydeluxe.com
Source: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc.
CONTACT: Cathy Main, Vice President Marketing of Deluxe Entertainment
Services Group, +1-323-960-8454, firstname.lastname@example.org
Australia's Largest University Connects with Xirrus Wi-Fi Arrays
Monash University Chose Xirrus' Wi-Fi Architecture to Support Their High Performance, High Bandwidth eLearning Initiative
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 27 -- Xirrus®, the Wi-Fi "Power Play" that delivers the most coverage, bandwidth, and user density in the industry, announced today the deployment of Wi-Fi Arrays at Monash University campuses in Victoria, Australia.
Monash University is Australia's largest university with 58,000 students and 17,000 staff and is spread across eight campuses around the world, including six in Victoria, Australia, one in Malaysia, and one in South Africa along with a research centre in Prato, Italy and a graduate research school in India.
Monash University selected Xirrus to deploy high performance, high bandwidth Wi-Fi into an initial 32 learning spaces across Monash University's Clayton, Caulfield, Peninsula, and Gippsland campuses as part of the eEducation Centre's initiative to bring collaborative education into large learning spaces.
"Today's students are highly social and digitally connected learners," said Nathan Bailey, Associate Director, eEducation Centre at Monash University. "They are used to highly interactive real-time collaboration. Monash University's MeTL software enables shared learning experiences between the instructor and student as well as between student subgroups."
"Our initial testing was performed in a wired learning 'test' area; however, it was evident that deploying hardware to cable all the learning areas would be very costly and disruptive," continued Nathan. "Wi-Fi and specifically 802.11n was identified as an ideal solution, if it could provide adequate performance and reliability."
Nathan concluded by saying, "We were in need of a high bandwidth Wi-Fi solution that could support hundreds of tablet and laptop computers in the same room, multiplied dozens of times across our eight campuses and only Xirrus was able to meet our criteria, which included high performance, technical expertise, support, scalability, sustainability, and environmental impact."
-- Client: 100 Dell® and HP® tablet computers running Microsoft® Windows®
-- Wi-Fi Adapter: Intel® WiFi Link 5100 adapters
-- MeTL (Monash University)
-- Classroom Presenter 3 (University of Washington)
-- Simultaneously download a 3GB ISO on all 100 clients
-- Simultaneously run MeTL on all 100 clients
-- Simultaneously run Classroom Presenter 3 on all 100 clients
"The Xirrus Wi-Fi Array was made for what we are trying to accomplish," said Chris Hagan, Lead Developer for MeTL and Monash University's eEducation Centre Software Manager. "With three Xirrus Arrays, we can have 100 students collaborating with text, digital ink and images with as much as 7Mbps each. This ensures they can actively participate in our crowdsourcing approach without being inhibited by the technology.
"At one point during our testing, we emulated 900 MeTL users across three Xirrus Arrays and still had plenty of headroom -- this gave us the confidence to move ahead with a fully wireless solution," Chris continued.
"It's great to have an innovative and powerful product solution for our clients," said Mark Winter, Managing Director at inTechnology. "Through independent testing and customer feedback, Xirrus is clearly the leader in high performance and high bandwidth Wi-Fi. They are very focused on delivering the best Quality of Service for customers and are willing to go the distance to ensure client success -- this project is on schedule and budget, which is a great thing!"
"Wi-Fi will be the primary network connection in the foreseeable future and support for dense user and device environments will be an absolute necessity," said John DiGiovanni, Area Vice President at Xirrus. "Monash University's test results further validate that the fully distributed, dense radio architecture of Xirrus is the only Wi-Fi offering capable of delivering on that promise today."
Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi Power Play(TM), manufactures the Wi-Fi Array® architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings and switched Ethernet or Fast Ethernet to the desktop. Unlike traditional access points, the Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16 or 24 802.11abgn radios along with a high-gain directional antenna system, onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer into a single energy-efficient and cost-effective device using 75% fewer devices, cabling, switch ports, power, space, and installation time compared with any other offering. Xirrus products are designed and manufactured in the United States. Xirrus is Wi-Fi Alliance Verisign, PCI, FIPS 140-2, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified. For more information, please visit http://www.xirrus.com/.
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Monash MeTL is the pioneering software being developed by the eEducation Centre team at Monash University. This technology transforms the lecture into an interactive experience for both the lecturer and the student, moving it away from the traditional 'information transfer' model to an open 'information sharing' model. Students become the focus of the learning activity, collaborating and sharing ideas from each other as the lecturer facilitates the learning event. This change in pedagogy allows for greater student engagement in lectures.
MeTL takes advantage of the inking capabilities of the tablet PC, enabling simultaneous collaboration with PowerPoint slides, images and text. In addition to in-class collaboration, students can continue the learning conversation after the lecture finishes. The resulting conversation becomes a collaborative learning object capturing the full experience of the lecture and all the associated learning that it generates with students (links to external comments, notes, shared annotations, etc.)
About Monash University and the eEducation Centre
Monash University is Australia's largest university with 58,000 students and over 17,000 staff. The research-intensive University is a member of Australia's Group of Eight and has a strong international focus, with campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, a graduate school in India and a research and teaching centre in Italy.
The prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement consistently ranks Monash University in the top 50 universities in the world.
The eEducation Centre has been founded under the umbrella of the Education Portfolio in order to establish Monash University as a clear national leader in innovative and effective learning, teaching and collaboration technologies.
The eEducation Centre draws together the streams of pedagogy, technology and space to support rich and more integrated teaching approaches. We are focused on changing the environment in ways that save time (efficiency) and improve leverage (effectiveness) in learning and teaching.
Through the pursuit of a number of projects which increase the presence of specialised software, technology and innovative design at Monash, we aim to empower students and staff to engage with their subject matter and their peers in a collaborative, persistent and flexible learning environment. For more information, please visit http://www.monash.edu.
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Panasonic Adopts DivX Plus(TM) HD Technology in New 2010 Line of 3D Blu-ray Disc(R) Players
Consumers can enjoy DivX Plus HD (MKV) video up to 1080p on Panasonic's innovative new Blu-ray players
SAN DIEGO and OSAKA, Japan, April 27 -- DivX, Inc. (NASDAQ:DIVX), a leading digital media company, and Panasonic today announced that Panasonic will introduce DivX Plus(TM) HD playback technology in its next generation of 3D Blu-ray products. Panasonic's new line of Blu-ray players will enable the playback of DivX Plus HD video using the MKV container, providing consumers with a true cinematic video experience at HD resolutions up to 1080p.
Available to consumers first in Europe late April 2010 and soon after in Russia and Oceania, the DMP-BDT300 is Panasonic's first full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc player and the first to receive DivX Plus HD Certification. With the introduction of 3D products for the home, Panasonic customers will receive an unparalleled 3D experience with realistic and immersive sensation.
DivX Plus HD Certification is the premium level of certification available from DivX, optimized for consumer electronics products and supports the playback of all content created with DivX software. Available on http://www.divx.com, the newly released DivX Plus Software allows users to create and playback H.264 video in an .mkv file container. DivX Plus HD Certified devices will playback all previous versions of DivX video, premium Hollywood content in the DivX format, and DivX Plus HD video files with the .mkv file extension and AAC audio created with third-party tools.
Known for great performance, visual quality and interoperability on any DivX Certified® device, DivX provides consumers with a comprehensive digital media solution supporting the majority of high-quality Internet video on their TVs or other consumer electronics devices.
In addition, DivX also supports the secure playback of major Hollywood titles from major studios, and many online movie download sites now distribute Hollywood content in the DivX format worldwide.
"We are extremely pleased to announce that Panasonic has decided to adopt DivX Plus HD in their new 2010 line of Blu-ray devices," said Kevin Hell, Chief Executive Officer at DivX. "These Panasonic 3D Blu-ray players are truly revolutionary, and now consumers will be able to enjoy the best of 3D technology and DivX Plus HD playback for the ultimate home theater experience."
"Our new DMP-BDT300 players are fully loaded with all of the tools that consumers need to enjoy everything 3D and HD," said Kazuhiko Nakamura, Group Manager of Product Technology, Video Business Unit, Network Business Group, Panasonic AVC Networks Company, Panasonic Corporation. "Adding DivX Plus HD Certification maximizes that experience for our customers by guaranteeing high-quality playback of all digital video files, including MKV."
DivX, Inc. is a leading digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment - the PC, the television and mobile devices. Over 250 million DivX devices have shipped into the market worldwide from leading consumer electronics manufacturers. DivX also offers content providers and publishers a complete solution for the distribution of secure, high-quality digital video content. Driven by a globally recognized brand and a passionate community of hundreds of millions of consumers, DivX is simplifying the video experience to enable the digital home.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature constitute "forward-looking statements." Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding DivX's visibility within the investment community and the availability of certain DivX enabled products to consumers. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause DivX's actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: the risk that customer use of DivX technology may not grow as anticipated; the risk that anticipated market opportunities may not materialize at expected levels, or at all; the risk that the Company's activities may not result in the growth of profitable revenue; risks and uncertainties related to the maintenance and strength of the DivX brand; risks associated with DivX's ability to penetrate existing and new markets; risks regarding the effects of competition; the risk of DivX's dependence on its licensees and partners; risks related to the effect of intellectual property rights claims; risks related to DivX's partners' ability to make certain products available to consumers on specified timelines, or at all; and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of DivX's most recent report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. DivX is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Verizon Enhances FiOS TV With YouTube and Internet Radio
Verizon Further Redefines Home Entertainment by Expanding Internet Content on TV and Making Media Manager Available to All FiOS TV HD Customers
NEW YORK, April 27 -- Verizon is taking the next step in redefining the way people watch TV by adding YouTube to its innovative FiOS TV Internet Video capabilities. Qualified customers can now simply use their remote controls to search for and enjoy any YouTube video -- right on their TV screens. Verizon is also introducing Internet Radio, for FiOS TV subscribers, providing access to hundreds of stations nationwide and the ability to stream music from the PC to the TV.
Verizon's Internet Radio and Internet Videos services are both accessible via Media Manager, which already allows subscribers to search and view on their TVs user-generated content from online video-sharing sites blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh. In addition, Verizon has expanded the Media Manager service, making it available to all FiOS TV HD customers. Previously, it was available only to DVR customers. The availability of YouTube, the world's most popular online video community, will add thousands more daily videos to the service.
"Adding YouTube and Internet Radio to FiOS TV further expands our customers' digital home-entertainment world by giving them access to an unprecedented amount of online content on the biggest screen in their home - their TV," said Shawn Strickland, vice president of consumer strategy for Verizon. "When customers connect their homes to our all-fiber network, their TV and Internet worlds seamlessly come together to create experiences cable can't deliver. We are working with some of the most popular companies on the Web to create a high-quality, engaging Internet-to-TV experience that will only grow richer with time."
Internet Radio, Internet Videos and all other FiOS TV features can be controlled via Mobile Remote, which Verizon introduced in February. Customers who have a Droid by Motorola or HTC Imagio mobile phone can use those devices as a television remote control. The mobile remote has virtually the same functionality as the standard FiOS remote, plus additional features including instantly transferring photos from the handset to the TV screen.
According to Steven Hawley, principal analyst and consultant of the industry research firm tvstrategies, these latest additions will markedly increase the value of FiOS TV to its customers and move FiOS TV further ahead of competing cable TV products.
"While other providers see the Internet as something of a threat, Verizon has embraced it in order to deliver the kind of socially-enabled personal media experience that so many of today's consumers want to see, and have been asking to have on their TV," said Hawley. "Rather than blurring the line between TV and the Internet, Verizon has moved the line to embrace them both, and has raised the bar against its competition."
Setup Is Easy
To watch YouTube on FiOS TV, customers need a FiOS TV DVR or high-definition set-top box and Verizon's Media Manager software - accessible for Window-based PCs. Users visit http://www.verizon.com/MediaManager to download and install free Media Manager software on their PC. They then access the service by selecting the "Media Manager" option on the FiOS TV Interactive Media Guide menu or through the Widget carousel. Subscribers already using Media Manager simply click on the upgrade prompt to receive the free software update, which will be automatically added to their service by Verizon.
Users can search YouTube and other available video-sharing sites individually, or all sites at once, using key words or by selecting "Most Watched" and "Top Rated" categories; view thumbnail screen grabs of videos that appear in search results and bookmark favorite videos - among other features. Consumers also have the option to watch videos in full-screen mode. Using the FiOS TV remote control, customers can log onto their YouTube account and view their favorite or self-uploaded videos stored with their online account.
In addition to the video-sharing features, Media Manager for PC includes Photo Manager and Music Manager features that help customers organize, manage and enjoy multimedia both on the PC and on TV. The service also includes a library of all personal videos, Internet videos from select websites, photos and music stored on a PC.
FiOS provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social-networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; multi-room DVR; Internet videos on TV; streaming of personal videos, photos and music from home computers to the TV; and many others.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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TeleNav Business Mobility Products Now Available For Verizon Wireless Enterprise Customers
Location-Based Solutions Improve Current Business Processes by Enabling Real-Time Capture and Transfer of Data from Mobile Personnel to Back-Office Applications
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 27 -- Verizon Wireless and TeleNav today announced the availability of TeleNav business mobility products for Verizon Wireless enterprise customers. TeleNav's solutions allow organizations' field personnel to manage their work and exchange data with back-office systems using their smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network. The companies also announced TeleNav's designation as one of a select number of companies allowed to include charges for services on customers' Verizon Wireless bills, making the process more convenient for enterprise customers.
"Our enterprise customers have a need for affordable business mobility products that can communicate well with management software they already have in place," said Rose Kirk, vice president - enterprise and government distribution and operations for Verizon Wireless. "We chose to work with TeleNav because its products offer the data capture capabilities our customers are looking for, but more importantly, address integration challenges with back-office systems."
The TeleNav Track(TM) products are designed to integrate with existing business applications, such as payroll, customer relationship management (CRM), or inventory management systems, to provide a process for wirelessly transferring data collected by mobile personnel in the field to the back-office. The TeleNav Track products for Verizon Wireless include:
-- TeleNav Track Standard - TeleNav Track Standard uses GPS technology to
track the location of mobile personnel and their business activities
as well as the location of mobile assets such as machinery or
high-value equipment. Features include:
-- Detailed location reports for mobile personnel and assets
-- Mileage capture and reporting capabilities
-- Ability to create customizable maps and geo-fences for alerting
when an employee enters or exits a pre-determined area
-- Validation of time entries using time-stamped location information
-- Real-time alerts for events such as speeding or extended stops
-- TeleNav Track Premium - TeleNav Track Premium gives mobile personnel
customizable tools to complete work tasks directly from their mobile
devices. Additional features include:
-- Dispatch tools to deliver work orders or new job details to remote
-- Customizable wireless forms for capturing job information,
inspection details, images, signatures, barcodes and more
-- Real-time job status updates as employees start or complete each
-- Turn-by-turn voice and on-screen GPS navigation with business
-- Hot key alerts for non-emergency distress calls
"No two organizations or the challenges they face are the same, so it's important to offer business mobility products that are capable of addressing a broad range of needs," said Ravi Acharya, associate director of B2B marketing at TeleNav. "Our products can help a company get its feet wet in business mobility with basic tracking, help it go deeper with back-office integration, or degrees in between. No matter what entry point Verizon Wireless customers may choose, our products are designed to easily add capabilities as an organization and its needs grow."
Pricing and Availability
TeleNav Track Standard is available for a monthly fee of $14.99 per device and a one-time setup fee of $24.99. TeleNav Track Premium is available for a monthly fee of $27.99 per device and a one-time setup fee of $24.99. TeleNav integration services require additional costs based on customers' integration needs.
The TeleNav products are currently available for the BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8330, BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8530 and BlackBerry® Tour(TM) 9630 smartphones and require a Verizon Wireless data plan. Customers interested in the TeleNav products can contact their Verizon Wireless Business Sales Representative at 1-800-VZW-4BIZ.
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.
About TeleNav, Inc.
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of location based services, or LBS, including voice guided navigation, on mobile phones. TeleNav's LBS solutions provide consumers and enterprises with convenient and easy to use location specific, real time and personalized features and functions. TeleNav's flexible and proprietary LBS platform enables it to efficiently provide its LBS to millions of end users, across more than 500 types of mobile phones, all major mobile phone operating systems and a broad range of wireless network protocols. TeleNav's service providers include Alltel, AT&T, Bell Mobility, Boost Mobile, China Mobile, Cincinnati Bell, NII Holdings, Rogers, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile UK, T-Mobile USA, Telcel, Telecom Italia Mobile, Verizon Wireless and Vivo Brazil. TeleNav's other partners include Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, HTC, INRIX, LG, Motorola, NAVTEQ, Nokia, Palm, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Samsung, Sanyo and Tele Atlas. TeleNav is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
"TeleNav," "TeleNav Track," the TeleNav logo, "telenav.com" and "telenavtrack.com" are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks of TeleNav, Inc. Unless otherwise noted, all other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in this press release are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners.
Source: Verizon Wireless
CONTACT: Brenda Boyd Raney, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7518,
Brenda.Raney@verizonwireless.com; or Mary Beth Lowell, TeleNav, Inc.,
FREETALK Everyman HD Webcam Now Available for Skype Users
In Store Solutions' newest release is designed to give Skype users the highest quality high-definition Skype video calling experience for only $49
GERONA, Spain, April 27 -- In Store Solutions today announced the availability of the FREETALK® Everyman HD Webcam (TALK-7140), the new high-definition (HD) webcam that empowers Skype(TM) users with true 720p HD video calling.
Available for purchase globally from the Skype Shop, the Everyman HD Webcam enables HD-encoded video for only $49, about the same price as most standard webcams. The compact and lightweight Everyman HD Webcam requires no set up and is plug and play, making it especially convenient for use on the road.
"There is no higher performing, Skype Certified HD webcam than the Everyman HD, and the Everyman HD is available at just a fraction of the price of other HD webcams," said In Store Solutions Product Manager Mike Padmore. "Unlike most High Quality webcams on the market today, the Everyman encodes the video signal in real time, meaning you do not need to utilize all of your computer's resources while conducting a Skype video call."
Product specifications include:
-- High performance optical lens
-- 24-bit true color depth
-- Auto Exposure and Auto White Balance
-- Auto Focus capability
-- Supports HD video encoding at resolutions up to 1280x720 at up to 22
frames per second
-- Skype Certified(TM) High Definition Webcam
-- Universal clip for attaching to a wide variety of displays and
"In earning the Skype Certified(TM) mark, the Everyman HD earned Skype's highest rating for a webcam," said Ed Botterill, Certification Manager for Skype. "This webcam is engineered to give Skype users the highest quality high-definition Skype video calling experience, enabling them to feel like they are in the same room with their family and friends."
The FREETALK HD Everyman Webcam sends and receives HD video when used with Skype 4.2 for Windows and above, a PC with a 1.8 GHz dual-core processor or faster and a high-speed broadband connection of at least 1 Mbps symmetrical bandwidth.
In Store Solutions is a channel innovator that enables manufacturers and service providers to regain control of their brands and leapfrog the inefficiencies of legacy distribution. Utilizing its high-performance web commerce platform, In Store Solutions enables companies to quickly implement their own branded online stores and sell across borders to over 181 countries, in 44 currencies and 41 languages - all through a single licensing agreement.
In Store Solutions then merchandizes those stores, with synergistic products and cross-selling opportunities, all without sacrificing the primary brand's supremacy. Additionally, the company's "imagineering" team identifies new and untapped market opportunities while creating product innovations specifically designed to leverage and extend its clients' brands.
Marvell Introduces Energy Efficient Gigabit Ethernet Switch Platforms for Small-to-Medium Enterprise Networks at Interop 2010
New Packet Processor, Transceiver-based Solutions Allow Network Equipment OEMs to Slash Power Consumption and Reduce Cost while Boosting Performance
LAS VEGAS, April 27 -- Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today introduced a new Gigabit Ethernet Switch Platform designed for small-to-medium size enterprises (SME) and businesses (SMB). Based on the Marvell® Prestera® family of packet processors and Marvell Alaska® family of Gigabit transceivers, the Prestera 98DX3130 Ethernet switch and Alaska 88E1545 Gigabit Ethernet transceiver ICs are designed to make Gigabit-level performance more affordable by driving down network Ethernet switch power consumption as much as 70 percent while significantly reducing systems cost. The new platform also addresses the growing need in Ethernet networks to support rapidly escalating bandwidth requirements of multimedia content as the number of networked devices skyrockets.
"Today's small-to-medium size businesses must scale their networks in terms of performance and number of addresses to support the relentlessly rising number of networked devices and still minimize power consumption and cost," noted Michael Zimmerman, Senior Director for Ethernet Access at Marvell Semiconductor Inc. "The new Prestera 98DX3130 Ethernet switch is designed to address these new challenges by supporting twice the number of Ethernet addresses while offering Layer 3 routing and IPv6 forwarding, routing and multicasting. Combined with the Alaska 88E1545 transceiver, it delivers the industry's lowest power consumption in a highly compact form factor and optimized system solution."
Lower Energy Costs
The new ICs reduce the energy bill for SMB/SMEs by using Marvell's advanced power saving architecture to operate at less than half a watt per Gigabit port at maximum load. The new devices deliver additional power reduction advantages when network traffic is reduced or idle. Both the Prestera 98DX313x family of Ethernet switches and Alaska 88E154x family of Gigabit Ethernet transceivers support the emerging IEEE 802.3az Energy-efficient-Ethernet draft standard.
To increase network bandwidth and lower the operational cost of network management, the Prestera 98DX3130 Ethernet switch also supports dedicated high speed ports between Ethernet switches. Capable of operating with either optical or copper media, the high speed ports can achieve up to 10Gbps connectivity without the costs traditionally associated with 10G links. Fast switch interconnects, also known as stacking, and embedded IPv6 capability reduce management overhead and network operating costs.
In addition to lowering the energy bill for SMB/SMEs with this new Ethernet switch platform, Marvell took a comprehensive system-level cost reduction approach by significantly reducing the bill-of-materials (BoM) needed for these devices. Additional cost savings are achieved by utilizing the same software across the entire product family, regardless of port and speed configuration. Moreover, all products are compatible with the previous generation and family of Prestera 98DX3000 devices. Finally, Marvell offers field-proven turn-key software solutions to accelerate OEM and ODM time to market.
Marvell at Interop
Marvell's latest Gigabit Ethernet Switch Platform technologies will be showcased at Interop 2010 in Las Vegas. Customers and Press are invited for demonstrations of the company's technologies, located at the Admiral Board Room, Mandalay Convention Center.
Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL) is a world leader in the development of storage, communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit http://www.marvell.com/.
Marvell, the M logo, Alaska and Prestera are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
For Further Information Contact:
Marvell Media Relations Marvell Investor Relations
Daniel Yoo Jeff Palmer
Tel: 408-222-2187 Tel: 408-222-8373
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 27 -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that its maXTouch controller powers the touchscreen interface in the recently announced Samsung Wave smartphone. Released during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Wave S8500 boasts a 3.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen that integrates Atmel's maXTouch capacitive touchscreen technology to make the user interface incredibly responsive and intuitive. The Samsung Wave also includes a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and support for 720p HD video recording and playback.
"The Atmel maXTouch capacitive touchscreen technology has enabled the Samsung engineering team to quickly and easily design leading-edge touchscreen capabilities into the Wave to help deliver an unrivaled user experience on a smartphone. Access to development tools and engineering support helped Samsung quickly deliver new levels of performance and unique touchscreen features," said Mr. Kim, DongSub, Principal Engineer Visual Lab, Mobile Communication Division of Telecommunication Business at Samsung.
The announcement of the Samsung Wave smartphone has generated positive reviews. According to the editorial team at Think Digit On-line Electronics Review, "The mobile giant has revealed a touch smartphone that is excellent in both looks and design, with a metallic finish and thin-sculpted profile. The phone's 3.3-inch super-AMOLED touchscreen is large and looks good." To read the complete review, visit: http://www.thinkdigit.com/Mobiles-PDAs/The-new-Samsung-Wave-S8500-Bada-Preview _4047.html
"Atmel's maXTouch solutions provide unlimited capacitive touch capabilities, great linearity and advanced touch screen functionality," said Chris Ard, Senior Director of Touch Marketing, Atmel Corporation. "These solutions also support the touch of a finger, stylus and even touches from a user with gloves on. The rapid response time and rejection of unintended touches enable Samsung to create the most powerful and intuitive user interfaces for their new product developments, such as the Wave."
Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML) 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 is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
2010 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel(R), Atmel logo and combinations thereof, and others, are registered trademarks, Two Touch(TM) and others are trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.
Siano Scores Major Sockets with Top 3 Brazilian Operators to Power MDTV for FIFA World Cup
Brazil's Largest Mobile Operators Gear Up for June World Cup Frenzy using Siano's state-of-the-art MDTV receivers
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 27 -- Leading mobile TV chip maker Siano Mobile Silicon (http://www.siano-ms.com) announced today that all top three of Brazil's mobile carriers - Vivo, Claro and TIM Brazil - are now promoting products using its MDTV receivers. In partnership with Chinese Telco giant, ZTE, Siano are powering mobile phones and 3G modem cards equipped with digital TV for mobile subscribers in Brazil. The Siano-powered terminals enable viewing of dozens of channels comprised of Sports, News and Entertainment - an experience that will culminate with the FIFA World Cup in 2010. When the games commence in South Africa in June, millions of subscribers in Brazil will have handheld access to real-time viewing of goals scored by Ronaldo, Messi, Rooney and their beloved Kaka.
"We want Brazilians to fully experience the World Cup and be able to watch the games anywhere and anytime," Hugo Janeba, Executive VP of Marketing and Innovation in Vivo, the largest mobile operator in Brazil, said publically last week, adding "and when soccer fans have their own pocket TV, the experience certainly becomes much more complete."
The new data terminals were designed by ZTE and are based on Siano's high performance, multi-standard receiver chip, which supports the Brazilian ISDB-T DTV format, providing unparalleled performance, with record-breaking sensitivity levels that enable perfect picture quality. The 3G data-cards are compatible with all standard notebooks, netbooks, and desktop PCs.
Brazil is leading the roll-out of mobile digital TV services in South America, with MDTV services having recently debuted also in Argentina and Chile. Other countries very likely to join include Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay - who are expected to launch ISDB-T services within the next fifteen months - overall generating one of the largest unified Mobile DTV markets worldwide, totaling more than 300 Million potential viewers.
Dr. Windsor Holden, Principal Analyst at Juniper Research commented on the development: "Sports broadcasting and the evolution of mobile TV go hand-in-hand. Given the football-mad Brazilians and the World Cup in 2010, and with Brazil also hosting the 2016 Olympic Games, there's fertile ground for mobile TV to really take-off. With the help of major sporting events in the coming years, Brazil could prove the first market in South America to make mobile TV a success."
"As one of the largest cellular terminal makers worldwide, ZTE is proud to lead the mobile TV market in Brazil," said Zhang Yadong, Manager of Mobile Broadband Device Production at ZTE. "Siano has been our major partner for mobile TV terminals, due to their excellent products and support."
"We are thrilled to be powering the MDTV revolution in Brazil," added Alon Ironi, CEO of Siano. "Working with the top 3 mobile operators is testament to Siano's superior technology performance - and cements our leadership in the rapidly emerging South American market."
About Siano Mobile Silicon
Siano Mobile Silicon is the leading mobile digital TV chip maker in the world. Pioneers of the multi-standard approach, Siano's highly integrated silicon receiver chips enable high-performance, fast time-to-market mobile TV solutions for handheld device makers. Siano offers a complete family of MDTV receiver chips for the key emerging mobile TV markets in Europe, South America and China and works closely with global tier-1 PC and mobile handset manufacturers. Siano is a global company with offices in North America, China, Taiwan, Korea and EMEA (Israel). For more information visit: http://www.siano-ms.com.
Caroline Cohen, Jason Silberman
Koteret Public Relations Koteret Public Relations
Tel: +972-54-535-9955 Tel: +972-54-535-9955
Source: Siano Mobile Silicon
CONTACT: Caroline Cohen, Koteret Public Relations, +972-54-535-9955,
email@example.com; or Jason Silberman, Koteret Public Relations,
TEMIS Joins Endeca Extend Partner Program to Seamlessly Integrate Information Intelligence Into Endeca Information Access Platform
Integration of Luxid(R) and Endeca Empowers Customers to Take Advantage of Unstructured Data Within Their Organizations to Create Unsurpassed User Experiences
NEW YORK, April 27, 2010-- TEMIS, leader in Text Analytics for the Enterprise, today
announced that it has joined the Endeca Extend partner program to help
customers quickly and easily integrate Luxid(R) content enrichment
capabilities directly into the Endeca Information Access Platform. Leveraging
the extensibility of the McKinley Platform, and specifically Endeca's Content
Acquisition System (CAS), TEMIS can build integrations to a public
application-programming interface (API) supported by Endeca. In addition to a
lower cost of ownership, through the innovative Endeca Extend program, TEMIS
now offers customers quick and easy integration of Endeca records for the
unrestricted exploration of unstructured content. By providing an integrated
search and navigation experience that combines Luxid(R) unique content
enrichment capabilities with Endeca, joint customers can offer highly
relevant semantic facets to their end users, as well as key information
highlight and advanced content linking.
"Endeca and our business partners solve specific high-ROI
business problems with lower cost-of-ownership, faster time-to-results, and
greater value than any alternative," said Jason Purcell, senior vice
president of marketing and product management, Endeca. "Through our
partnership with TEMIS, our customers can seamlessly integrate our
complementary technologies to help customers make better choices online and
employees make better daily decisions."
Through the Endeca Extend program, Endeca and TEMIS allow
customers to use extracted meta-data to provide new facets for Guided
Navigation, cluster related topics, offer landing pages, and improve search
relevancy. Endeca customers can easily run their data through an Endeca
Extend partner solution, extract additional meta-data elements from the text,
and append that meta-data to the original content. This lowers the
integration costs and adds significant structure to the content to enhance
the overall user experience. The pre-built integrations allow joint customers
the ability to implement best-of-breed technologies without sacrificing ease
"The combination of best-of-breed information access and
content enrichment in a single platform brings immediate benefits to our
customers," said Guillaume Mazieres, Executive Vice President US Operations
and Worldwide Vice President of Marketing, TEMIS. "Together, we are able to
produce highly relevant answers and enhance the navigation experience with
semantic facets as diverse as Topics, Entities, Categories, Sentiments or
Endeca is a leading provider of search applications. Search
apps built on Endeca's technology deliver the clearest visibility into
information, driving hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings and
increased revenue for our customers. Powering these solutions is Endeca's
Information Access Platform, a major enterprise search innovation based on a
fundamentally new architecture for building high-ROI applications that let
users access any data from anywhere any way they need it. With this improved
information visibility, customers make better choices, and employees better
decisions. More than 250 million end users around the world access
information through Endeca solutions, which are in use at more than 600
leading organizations including: ABN AMRO, Boeing, Cox Newspapers, the U.S.
Defense Intelligence Agency, Dell, Ford Motor Company, Hyatt, IBM, John
Deere, the Library of Congress, Texas Instruments, and Walmart.com.
Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Endeca has operations in
North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information: http://endeca.com or
TEMIS is the leading provider of Text Analytics software
solutions for the Enterprise. Its cutting-edge solution Luxid(R) addresses
the needs of Life Sciences, Enterprise, Publishing and Homeland Security. Its
powerful information intelligence capabilities power strategic corporate
activities such as Competitive Intelligence, Scientific Discovery, Opinion
Mining, Voice of the Customer and Content Publishing. Luxid(R) turns
unstructured data into actionable knowledge, enabling advanced content
analysis and strategic information discovery.
Founded in 2000, TEMIS operates in the United States, France
and Germany, and is represented worldwide through its network of certified
TEMIS' innovative solutions have attracted the business of
leading organizations such as Agence France-Presse, BASF, Bayer Schering
Pharma, BNP Paribas, Boehringer Ingelheim, CARMA International, Convera,
Editions Lefebvre-Sarrut, Elsevier, EMC, Europol, French Ministry of Defence,
French Ministry of Finance, Ingenuity, Invest in France Agency, Merck Serono,
Nature Publishing Group, Novartis, Philip Morris International, PSA
Peugeot-Citroen, Roche Diagnostics, Sanofi-aventis, Solvay Pharmaceuticals,
Springer Science+Business Media, The McGraw-Hill Companies, and Thomson
Specialized Products Company Introduces The Fluke Networks AirCheck(TM) Wi-Fi Wireless Tester
SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 27 -- The Fluke Networks AirCheck(TM) Wi-Fi Wireless Tester, a new dedicated 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless tester that delivers quick and easy troubleshooting for today's increasingly complex wireless local area networks, has been added to the Specialized Products Company 2010 Source Book. The catalog features over 10,000 competitively priced installation, field service and repair solutions.
A single, handheld solution for engineers and technicians looking for fast and effective Wi-Fi network visibility, The AirCheck(TM) simplifies wireless testing by providing:
-- Just a few clicks to the answers needed with streamlined, guided
-- An instant view to required test results, including network
availability, connectivity, utilization, security settings, rogue
hunting, and interference detection
-- A rugged, purpose-built Wi-Fi tester that's easy to use and easy to
-- Robust and in-depth WLAN connection tests - from probing to DHCP
request to ping
Easier to operate and more portable than any Wi-Fi tool on the market, The AirCheck(TM), provides instant power-up and streamlined tests giving answers in seconds - allowing technicians and users alike to be more productive. AirCheck(TM) manager software easily manages test results and full documentation.
Since 1965, SPC has supplied service professionals with tools, over 100 customizable industry-specific tool kits, shipping cases and test equipment. The company's personalized assistance and same-day shipping covers over 10,000 competitively priced installation, field service and repair solutions.
CONTACT: John Bell
Source: Specialized Products Company
CONTACT: John Bell, +1-954-970-3394, firstname.lastname@example.org, for
Specialized Products Company
Australia, Greece, Portugal and Russia Join Parrot Certified Installer Program (CIP)
PARIS, April 27, 2010-- Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, is
launching its certified installer program in Australia, Greece, Portugal and
Today the program counts more than 2,900 members in nine countries
(excluding the new countries) and is aimed at installers with a double
objective: to develop a long-lasting relationship between the brand and its
retailers, and to enhance user experience at the time of the installation of
a Parrot hands-free system.
Parrot Certified Installer, a program for both installers and consumers
Launched in 2008, this certification program for installer aims at
guaranteeing high standards and meticulous installation of their Parrot
system for all consumers.
As for Parrot certified installers, they will benefit from a
privileged relationship with the brand and specific sales and technical
Through this program, Parrot certified installers benefit from
a dedicated and secure website (http://www.certified.parrot.com) giving them
access to training, sales and technical documentation and videos. The members
of the program also have access to product information (photography, data
sheets and user manuals), a marketing section with an online POS catalogue,
special offers, local incentives and invitations to events as well as a
newsletter specific to each country.
Thanks to this support, Parrot certified installers are able to provide
their customers with all necessary advices to fully experience and enjoy the
functionality of Parrot hands-free system.
Parrot, a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones,
stands on the cutting edge of innovation. The company was founded in 1994 by
Henri Seydoux as part of his determination to drive the inevitable
breakthrough of mobile phones into everyday life by creating high-quality,
user-friendly wireless devices for easy living. Parrot has developed the most
extensive range of hands-free systems on the market for cars, motorbikes and
scooters, including wireless multimedia products geared towards audiovisual
applications. In 2008, Parrot launched a new prestige line of high-end
products bearing the hallmark of renowned artists. Parrot, headquartered in
Paris, currently employs 450 people worldwide and generates 85% of its sales
Parrot is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris since 2006.
AdvancedMD Announces Significant Performance Improvements Taking SaaS-based Medical Practice Optimization Software to the Next Level
Akamai-powered enhancements to SaaS platform result in 30% improvement in average transaction round-trip time, leading to faster page loads and overall web application acceleration
SALT LAKE CITY and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 27 -- AdvancedMD® Software, Inc., the leader in all-in-one, web-based practice management, Electronic Health Record (EHR), and billing applications for medical practices and medical billing services, and Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), the leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, today announced significant performance improvements to the AdvancedMD medical practice optimization software platform.
In its ongoing effort to improve medical practice productivity and provide a superior practice optimization solution, AdvancedMD has performance-optimized its site and added Akamai's Web Application Accelerator service to speed access to its solution across the public Internet. This technology intelligently routes data across efficient Internet paths, automatically re-routing around "traffic jam" areas on the web.
Through these improvements, AdvancedMD has reduced bandwidth utilization out of its SaaS platform by 73%, as measured between April 2009 and January 2010. In addition, it has achieved a 30% improvement in average transaction round-trip time, a measure of application responsiveness. As a result, AdvancedMD offers a more scalable platform and customers experience these improvements as faster application response rates and a decrease in the burden on their own Internet connectivity capacity.
During testing, data collected by Akamai demonstrated it could speed the performance of a sample user click-path by up to 150% in the US and up to 350% globally. A common software application response test procedure is to define a specific user click-path, which is a set of mouse clicks through the application to execute common tasks, like looking up a patient record, while measuring how quickly the application responds at each step. This test was repeatedly performed from different locations around the globe in order to estimate an average of the overall global experience.
After participating in the Akamai upgrade, Derrick Berger, co-owner and office manager of Brazosport Urology, Lake Jackson, TX, said: "Performance has improved 50-75 percent overall. Screens refresh quicker than before, especially the appointment scheduler. Patient demographic data populates almost instantly. It really makes us efficient when we are on the phone - either adding a new patient to the schedule, looking up an existing patient or checking an account balance. There is not even the slightest delay in looking up information on a patient, which means a quicker response time to our patients and better patient service. In a small office like ours, where every second counts, this level of speed and accessibility is critical."
"One of the most critical transformations sweeping healthcare is the move to more efficient management of processes and data. Enabling physicians to access Internet-based systems that are more powerful, more frequently updated, and more easily secured is critical to cutting the cost of healthcare," said Willie Tejada, Vice President, Application and Site Acceleration, Akamai Technologies. "By investing in Akamai's Web Application Accelerator, AdvancedMD is able to provide a consistent, high performance user experience to clinicians and billing service companies across the country and around the globe more cost-effectively, without investing in thousands of servers of their own."
"We are pleased with the results our customers are experiencing with this upgrade," said Sheridan Richey, Vice President of Engineering, AdvancedMD. "We continue to make significant financial investments to upgrade our architecture and infrastructure to improve the responsiveness and scalability of our application. It's a three-point effort, including the browser, transmission over the Internet and within our own data center. Traditionally, software companies thought little could be done to improve transmission speed over the Internet. We now know that is not true. While actual results are dependent on the individual network, we are seeing dramatic and consistent improvements in lower bandwidth utilization and overall round-trip response times between the customer's computer and our data center."
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-- Read the performance metrics on AdvancedMD web-based medical software.
-- Read the AdvancedMD case study featuring a physician practice.
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-- Learn about billing software (http://www.advancedbiller.com) for medical
-- Read the Akamai case study featuring AdvancedMD.
-- Akamai backgrounder
-- Learn about Akamai and AdvancedMD performance testing results.
The Akamai Difference
Akamai® provides market-leading managed services for powering video, dynamic transactions, and enterprise applications online. Having pioneered the content delivery market one decade ago, Akamai's services have been adopted by the world's most recognized brands across diverse industries. The alternative to centralized Web infrastructure, Akamai's global network of tens of thousands of distributed servers provides the scale, reliability, insight and performance for businesses to succeed online. Akamai has transformed the Internet into a more viable place to inform, entertain, advertise, interact, and collaborate. To experience The Akamai Difference, visit http://www.akamai.com.
About AdvancedMD Software
AdvancedMD provides a market leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) electronic health record (EHR) and practice management (PM) software platform delivered to over 10,000 providers and 300 medical billing service providers nationwide. As a complete Medical Practice Optimization solution, the product combines the clinical with the financial to improve workflow and revenue capture. The AdvancedMD solution includes a certified EHR, patient portal, scheduling, electronic eligibility verification, electronic prescribing, and mobile access capabilities for the practice, and sophisticated, efficient claims processing, denial tracking and revenue management for the billing professional. Processing more than 1M claims per month through its clearinghouse, the company is able to identify payer rule changes quickly and continuously adjust the software to reflect those changes, yielding first-pass claim acceptance rates of 95 percent or better, compared to the national average of 70 percent. For more information, please visit http://www.advancedmd.com.
Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any attempts to intentionally disrupt our services or network by hackers or others, changes in AdvancedMD technology or to Akamai's technology such that they are no longer inter-operable, failure of our services to operate as expected, unexpected termination of Akamai's relationship with AdvancedMD, a failure of Akamai's network infrastructure, and other factors that are discussed in Akamai's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.
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CINCINNATI, April 27 -- Spectrum Inc., a national telecom lifecycle management (TLM) company, unveiled the latest chronicle of its award-winning B2B software, TrueVue®. Version 4.0 was released today and includes a multitude of enhancements that are engineered to improve the end users' functionality when managing wireless and wireline services.
"We have compiled a generous amount of constructive feedback from our clients and business partners, and believe these latest enhancements will improve the overall user experience by integrating several key components within the telecom lifecycle," said Troy McCracken, Spectrum's Chief Executive Officer.
Spectrum specializes in telecom lifecycle management (TLM) and provides its customers with a simplified, yet comprehensive, enterprise solution that includes telecom expense management (TEM), managed mobility, and voice and data management.
"Our unwavering commitment to customer service has allowed us to be proactive in the development of our application, thereby keeping us balanced when confronting the challenges of TEM on behalf of our clients and permitting us to expand our SaaS capabilities," added Trent McCracken, Spectrum's President.
Spectrum will be exhibiting the advanced functionalities of TrueVue® v4.0 at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Washington D.C. from September 20-22.
Please visit http://www.3spectrum.com/demo to schedule a demonstration, or to gain more information on how Spectrum's enterprise business solution can help optimize your telecom expenditures.
About Spectrum Inc®
One of the country's foremost telecommunications lifecycle management companies, Spectrum Inc. helps its clients manage the entire telecommunications lifecycle. Based in Cincinnati, Spectrum's offerings include TrueVue®, its award-winning TEM solution, expert carrier-independent consulting, network design, management and optimization, contract negotiation, and proven customer support. For further information, please visit http://www.3spectrum.com/.
Source: Spectrum Inc.
CONTACT: Jeffrey M. Tell, Spectrum, Inc., +1-513-697-2000