LG Electronics, Certification Experts Team Up for Global Energy Efficiency Testing
Landmark agreement with international certification bodies promotes worldwide testing approach, helps assure compliance
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 5 -- Underscoring its commitment to energy efficient products, LG Electronics Inc. today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three of the world's top certification authorities to promote reliable methods for testing the energy efficiency of consumer electronics and home appliance products around the globe.
The three bodies - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL), Intertek and CSA International - will put LG products through rigorous tests to ensure they comply with the highest standards of energy efficiency and applicable government requirements. By voluntarily submitting its products to all three certification organizations, LG intends to further enhance its reputation in the area of energy efficiency.
"By making excellent products whose energy efficiency can be independently verified, LG is at the forefront of international efforts by manufacturers to conserve energy," said LG Electronics Vice Chairman and CEO Yong Nam. "This initiative is another example of LG's proactive approach to responsibly managing energy usage and verifying the reliability of our results while further strengthening LG's position as a leader in consumer electronics and home appliances."
The MOU was signed at LG corporate headquarters in Seoul by top management from each organization: LG CEO Nam; Dr. Woo Paik, LG Electronics President and Chief Technology Officer; Keith E. Williams, Global CEO of UL; Gregg Tiemann, Global CEO of Intertek Commercial & Electrical; Ash Sahi, Global CEO of CSA Group.
By joining hands with three internationally respected certifying bodies, LG aims to promote, in cooperation with other stakeholders and governmental authorities, a trusted uniform testing system that can be used around the globe. This will increase consumer confidence in energy-efficient electronics products and reduce unnecessary regional barriers to world trade.
Under the agreement, UL, Intertek and CSA International will inspect products from LG's factories around the world and conduct tests in nine initial categories including refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and TVs. The number of products will gradually increase to encompass LG's full product portfolio.
The three bodies will evaluate the company's progress in the LG Electronics Energy Assurance Program (LEAP), which will focus on both consistent energy consumption performance and enhancing energy efficiency in the manufacturing process.
UL, Intertek and CSA International conduct energy efficiency tests throughout North America, Europe and Asia and are recognized as world authorities in the field:
-- UL Environment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Underwriters
Laboratories Inc., a global leader in conformity assessment that has
been testing products and writing standards for more than a century.
UL offers the Environmental Claims Validation service for testing and
validating manufacturers' environmental claims and Sustainable Product
Certification, a service testing and certifying products to accepted
industry standards for environmental sustainability.
-- Intertek is a leading global provider of quality safety solutions
serving a wide range of industries. Intertek has the expertise,
resources and global reach to support its customers through its
network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices in more than 100
countries around the world.
-- CSA International is a provider of product testing and certification
services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas and a variety of
other products. Recognized in the U.S., Canada and around the world,
CSA International certification marks appear on billions of products
worldwide. CSA International is a division of CSA Group, which also
includes CSA Standards, a leading solutions based standards
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 82,000 people working in over 115 operations around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1(TM) and a Technology Partner of Formula 1(TM). As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit http://www.lg.com.
About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please visit http://www.LGusa.com.
Source: LG Electronics USA, Inc.
CONTACT: John I. Taylor of LG Electronics USA, +1-847-941-8181,
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App makes iPad a mobile command center for IT managers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5 -- MobileIron, the first company to deliver virtualized smartphone management for business, today announced its MobileIron Sentry App for iPad is available on the App Store. The app takes advantage of the rich interface, portability, and visual space of iPad to give IT a mobile command center from which they can monitor and take action on smartphones accessing enterprise email. The iPad itself has the potential to transform IT operations by enabling a new breed of interactive enterprise apps, like MobileIron Sentry, that allow IT professionals to truly take their work mobile.
"We are at the intersection of two trends: widespread adoption of smartphones in the enterprise and the need for IT to take their own operations mobile. The iPhone is a key driver of the first and iPad allows us to offer an innovative solution for the second," said Bob Tinker, CEO of MobileIron. "With our new MobileIron Sentry App for iPad customers can mobilize enterprise email without letting in unauthorized devices. MobileIron Sentry is the guard at the gate, protecting enterprise data."
The MobileIron Sentry App for iPad delivers real-time monitoring and response capabilities including:
-- Dashboard view of smartphone connection activity.
-- Identification of unauthorized or risky access.
-- Blocking of rogue devices.
-- Policy setting based on the device type employees are choosing.
MobileIron is solving the problems CIOs face as business data moves to the smartphone. The MobileIron Virtual Smartphone Platform is the first solution to give IT and users real-time intelligence and control over smartphone content, activity, and apps in order to secure the enterprise, reduce wireless cost, and improve the mobile user experience. MobileIron's investors include Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Storm Ventures. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileiron.com.
CONTACT: Matt Marquess of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1874, email@example.com,
for MobileIron; or Ojas Rege of MobileIron, +1-650-228-4748,
Podcast to Give Quarterly Update of Broadcast International
CEO, Rod Tiede, to review the events and happenings of the first quarter of 2010
SALT LAKE CITY, April 5 -- Broadcast International, Inc (BULLETIN BOARD: BCST) announced that a quarterly executive podcast will be aired on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 10:00am MDT. The podcast, hosted by Rod Tiede, CEO and Steve Jones SVP/General Manager will cover the various events and progress of the company for the first quarter of 2010.
Highlights of the podcast will include a summary of sales and marketing events including the recent IPTV Forum in London and the company's upcoming presence at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Other initiatives will be reviewed including an update on various partnerships, sale initiatives, and progress on the latest product development efforts.
Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI's patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video.
All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption "Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business" in the Company's most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.
Source: Broadcast International, Inc.
CONTACT: Steve Jones of Broadcast International, +1-801-562-2252,
Avere Systems CEO Ron Bianchini to Address Attendees at SNW
PITTSBURGH, April 5 -- Avere Systems, the company setting new performance benchmarks in tiered NAS with its Demand-Driven Storage(TM) solutions, today announced that company co-founder and CEO Ron Bianchini will be a presenter at SNW Spring 2010 addressing "Dynamic Tiering - Taking Advantage of the Best of HDDs and Solid State" as part of the Solid State Track April 12th at 1:55 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Additionally, Avere will showcase its FXT Series appliances in Booth 413 throughout the conference April 12-15.
Bianchini will talk about how to build a NAS architecture that can dynamically tier data onto the most appropriate media - HDDs or Solid State Disks - while walking through several real-world case studies of tiering in action. By combining SSD and HDD in a dynamic tiered storage architecture that reduces equipment acquisition costs while increasing operational efficiencies, companies can improve performance and increase capacity in response to real-time business demands for the same or lower price as alternative storage solutions.
"As corporate demand for improved speed in storage, networking and applications increases, the interest in switching to a SSD-based architecture is growing, but with budget pressures forcing IT to do more with less, the cost is not easy to justify," said Bianchini. "But by taking advantage of low-cost, high-capacity SATA drives in conjunction with SSDs in a dynamically tiered solution, companies can leverage cost savings while improving speed and performance for a better overall experience at a fraction of the price of traditional NAS deployments -- exactly the type of thing that we've been doing with our FXT Series of tiered NAS appliances."
Avere's FXT Series dynamically moves data between Solid State and HDD tiers, yielding higher performance and lower costs while avoiding over-provisioning of storage capacity, inefficient use of limited data center space and wasted power consumption. With the FXT Series, business demand for rapid data access is met by storing active client data on a cluster of high-performance FXT appliances. The FXT moves inactive data to a legacy NAS file server that is optimized for capacity and data retention. System performance scales linearly by adding additional appliances to the FXT cluster and capacity scales by adding disk storage to the NAS file server or mass storage system. Decoupling storage network performance from the available disk capacity enables Avere to deliver enterprise-class application performance while slashing acquisition costs by 60 percent and ongoing operating costs by a 5:1 ratio on average.
SNW is the world's largest event for IT executives/managers, vendors, channel partners, press and analysts involved in storage, data center, infrastructure and business continuity. Offering more than 150 educational sessions, SNW provides attendees with an opportunity to gain reliable, firsthand knowledge from IT experts and visionaries in the industry. More information about the event is available online at http://www.snwusa.com/
About Avere Systems
Avere provides Demand-Driven Storage solutions that dynamically organize data in response to business demand. The Avere FXT series enables faster application performance at dramatically lower cost by intelligently moving active data between traditional storage devices and FXT appliances. The FXT series appliances tier data on SSD and HDD media and can be clustered for maximum scalability. Learn more at http://www.averesystems.com, and you can follow the company on Twitter.com/averesystems.
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Intersections Inc. Partners With Identity Theft Assistance Center for Identity Theft Recovery Services
IDENTITY GUARD® BEST IN CLASS SERVICE* GAINS BEST IN CLASS RECOVERY WITH ITAC VICTIM ASSISTANCE
CHANTILLY, Va., April 5 -- Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX), a leading provider of consumer and corporate identity theft prevention services that has protected over 30 million consumers announced that starting today, its IDENTITY GUARD® product suite will be enhanced with a more robust identity theft recovery service, ITAC Victim Assistance. ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center, is the national advocate for identity theft victims and a leading voice on identity policy. A nonprofit supported by financial services companies, ITAC is dedicated to protecting all consumers through education, research and the criminal prosecution of identity crime. Intersections is the exclusive service provider of ITAC Victim Assistance.
"Identity theft isn't going away anytime soon. Javelin Strategy & Research's 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report saw a 12 percent increase in the number of identity theft victims in the U.S. just last year," said Steve Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Intersections Inc. "While no one can guarantee identity theft prevention, consumers have come to rely on the IDENTITY GUARD® award winning services to assist them in their fight against identity theft and to help protect them from the latest threats. Now we are joining with ITAC to offer industry leading recovery services to our customers."
ITAC created the first national identity theft resolution network six years ago for financial services companies that offer it as a free service for their customers. Recognized for its innovative public/private solution to identity theft, ITAC and its dedicated team of identity theft recovery professionals will add significant value to the IDENTITY GUARD® product suite.
An exclusive feature of ITAC Victim Assistance that will now be available to IDENTITY GUARD® customers is the electronic notification to all ITAC Member companies, primarily banks, that alert them of suspected fraud. Customers can also rely on ITAC recovery professionals to:
-- Conduct a review of their current credit reports to make sure there
are no account inaccuracies or red flags that might indicate previous
incidents of identity theft;
-- Contact creditors about suspicious accounts so they can be properly
handled or shut down to prevent credit damage;
-- Assist them in the recovery process and provide guidance on what steps
to take to fully recover their financial reputation;
-- Document findings during the recovery process for future reference;
-- Share information with law enforcement officials and the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) to help investigate identity crimes and lead the
customers through the loss reporting and recovery process.
"ITAC and its member companies have worked with Intersections for six years and are impressed by their integrity and their commitment to consumers and to innovation ," said ITAC President Anne Wallace. "This agreement helps us come closer to meeting our goal of making victim assistance available to all consumers by extending our reach and ability to help them in their time of need."
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX) is a leading global provider of consumer and corporate identity risk management services. Its premier identity theft, privacy, and consumer solutions are designed to provide high-value opportunities to its marketing partners, including leading financial institutions, Fortune 100 corporations, and other businesses. Intersections also markets full identity theft protection solutions under its brand, IDENTITY GUARD® (http://www.identityguard.com). Intersections' consumer identity theft protection services have protected more than 30 million consumers.
To address the growing threat of corporate fraud, Intersections and its subsidiaries provide cutting-edge identity management solutions including security breach remediation; pre-employment background screening; and corporate brand protection.
ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center (http://www.identitytheftassistance.org), is the national advocate for identity theft victims and a leading voice on identity policy. Millions of consumers have access to the ITAC victim assistance service through our members - the financial services companies who support ITAC and offer it as a free service for their customers. ITAC is dedicated to protecting all consumers through education, research and the criminal prosecution of identity crime. Through our partnership with Intersections Inc., ITAC's world-class victim assistance and identity management service is available to everyone through ITAC Sentinel® (http://www.itacsentinel.com)
*Rated "Best in Class" for Personal Information Monitoring Services in Javelin Strategy and Research's 2009 Consumer Identity Protection Services Scorecard for Identity Protection
JDSU Introduces Industry-Leading Traffic Stream Explorer for Next Generation Carrier Ethernet Networks
MILPITAS, Calif., April 5 -- JDSU today announced J-Profiler, the latest addition to the J-Complete suite of test applications that simplify the installation and maintenance of carrier Ethernet networks. J-Profiler saves hours of troubleshooting time for expert and novice network technicians as a monitoring application or traffic explorer for live, in-service links. J-Profiler is currently available for the T-BERD®/MTS-6000A Multi Services Application Module (MSAM).
In one feature set, J-Profiler enhances the troubleshooting capability for technicians who must identify network problems in circuits with up to thousands of active sessions, including Ethernet Mobile Backhaul networks where thousands of streams may exist across hundreds of cell sites. J-Profiler helps isolate problems by providing automatic and non-intrusive discovery of Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Q-in-Q, Internet Protocol (IP) and Transmission Control Protocol/User Datagram Protocol (TCP/UDP) streams. The tester also displays the bandwidth utilization and VLAN user priority set for each stream, allowing the technician to view Top Talkers by customer, traffic type, or application. This results in quick and easy troubleshooting of misconfigured virtual network circuits that are impacting other services.
"JDSU introduced J-Complete to help network architects, engineers and technicians better manage the potentially hundreds of problems across multiple layers that cause customer dissatisfaction with Carrier Ethernet networks," said Jim Nerschook, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "By providing an expert tool that dramatically reduces test times and requires no network down time, J-Profiler is an excellent new addition to J-Complete and enables unmatched operational efficiency."
J-Profiler also complements the JDSU Capture/Decode features available for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A; technicians can use J-Profiler for high-level observation and then use Capture/Decode to further identify and resolve the source of service quality issues across multiple network layers. Together, these two features help reduce the complexity and costs of managing Carrier Ethernet networks.
Using JDSU J-Complete Ethernet test features, technicians at all levels can make informed configuration changes on their own, based on industry best practices, without having to involve senior technicians - improving the speed and efficiency of problem resolution. From installation testing with enhanced RFC 2544 to advanced provisioning with TCP WireSpeed testing, J-Complete offers the robust tools needed to ensure end-user satisfaction.
JDSU offers a single-source Carrier Ethernet test portfolio that facilitates analysis of all seven layers of next-generation IP networks. The JDSU portfolio provides the industry's deepest set of test features in an integrated, end-to-end approach to testing Carrier Ethernet products and services, including lab and service verification, development and production, installation and maintenance, troubleshooting and overall service assurance. J-Profiler is part of JDSU's portfolio of Carrier Ethernet test solutions that offer service providers, network equipment manufacturers, government, aerospace and defense customers the confidence to successfully build, deploy, and manage carrier Ethernet and business class solutions. For more information, please visit http://www.jdsu.com.
JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at http://www.jdsu.com.
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email@example.com, both of JDSU
Berkeley Varitronics Systems Wins Prestigious Product Award at the 2010 Government Security Expo and Conference in Washington, D.C.
The BVS Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector Takes Top Honors in Wireless Security Category
METUCHEN, N.J., April 5 -- Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. (BVS), a leading provider of advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry, was recognized for having the leading product in the wireless security category at the recently concluded 2010 GovSec Expo and Conference in Washington, D.C. This year eight winners were honored in six award categories including Homeland Security, IT Software Security and Disaster Recovery among others.
Since it's introduction in December 2009, the Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector has already been introduced into numerous correctional institutions, universities and various governmental secure facilities.
"Bloodhound is aiding prison guards and security professionals in a wide range of secure facilities across the US in order to successfully detect and locate contraband cell phones," says Scott Schober, President, Berkeley Varitronics Systems. "Based on current and future demand, we look forward to many more success stories."
The Bloodhound cell phone detector is a viable alternative to cell phone jamming. In fact, jamming is in violation of FCC rules. Furthermore, a leading wireless industry association, the CTIA, is on record as opposing jamming as a method of reducing illegal cell phone usage.
As a wireless, handheld device, the Bloodhound is a safe, legal, quick and cost-effective way to monitor and pinpoint unauthorized cell phones within correctional facilities 24 hours a day. The complete Bloodhound unit costs $1,800 and can also be utilized by any government agency that want to enforce a 'no wireless policy'. This can also include schools, hospitals, airliners, etc.
BVS will be showcasing the Bloodhound Cell Phone Detector (link to high res image) at the Counter Terrorism Expo 2010 April 14-15th at booth #K20 in the United Kingdom.
About Berkeley Varitronics Systems
Berkeley Varitronics Systems, located in Metuchen, New Jersey, has been providing advanced wireless solutions and products to the domestic and international wireless telecommunications industry for over 35 years. Since 1995, BVS has introduced over 50 unique wireless test devices for a variety of applications including the popular Cellular, iDEN, PCS, CDMA, RFID, LTE, Mobile WiMAX, FIXED WiMAX, 802.11b/a/n/g & Bluetooth specifications. For more information about BVS, visit http://www.bvsystems.com.
The Berkeley Varitronics Systems logo, names and logos and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. All other names are for informational purposes and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Source: Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc.
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Longtop Wins Contract to Develop Enterprise Data Warehouse for a Leading Securities Depository and Clearing House in China
Leveraging strong banking data integration capabilities for the securities brokerage industry
HONG KONG, April 5 -- Longtop Financial Technologies Limited ("Longtop") (NYSE:LFT), a leading software developer and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China, today announced that it has won its first contract with a leading national securities depository and clearing house in China to develop a centralized Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW). Among other responsibilities, the national securities depository and clearing house is responsible for the depository and transfer of securities, registration of securities holders, as well as the clearing and settlement of securities transactions.
Longtop has been engaged to build a centralized EDW that supports the customer's risk management, regulatory compliance and decision-making. Under the terms of the contract, Longtop will be responsible for the planning, designing, and data governance consulting services as well as implementation services. Longtop will also develop customized business intelligence applications based on the EDW.
"We are very pleased to have won this contract with a new customer in the securities industry where we competed head on against several global service providers. Our investment in business intelligence consulting capabilities over the past year has paid off and this project win demonstrates in the area of business intelligence our consulting capabilities have improved substantially," commented Weizhou Lian, Chief Executive Officer of Longtop. "This project win is yet another example of us leveraging our market leading banking solutions and consulting expertise to grow our business and we are excited about the opportunities in the fast growing securities industry segment of China's financial services industry."
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About Longtop Financial Technologies Limited
Longtop is a leading software development and solutions provider targeting the financial services industry in China. Longtop develops and delivers a comprehensive range of software applications and solutions with a focus on meeting the rapidly growing IT needs of the financial services institutions in China. Longtop is the highest ranked Chinese financial technology provider on the Global FinTech 100 survey of top technology partners to the financial services industry. Independent research firm IDC has also named Longtop the No.1 market share leader in China's Banking IT solution market and the No.2 market share leader in China's Insurance IT solution market in calendar year 2008. The company achieved Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 5 Certification for software development in January 2010. Headquartered in Beijing, Longtop has six solution delivery centers, three research and development centers and 95 ATM service centers located in 27 out of 31 provinces in China.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 5 -- Until today, if you wanted to print an email attachment from your BlackBerry without having to go through a cumbersome wireless setup process, you were out of luck.
That's changed with the launch of BreezyPrint, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Accipiter Innovations, which allows BlackBerry users to print any document wirelessly to any printer.
"We're very excited to bring this product to market," said Jared Hansen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Accipiter Innovations. "BreezyPrint is unlike anything in the market right now in terms of security, versatility and simplicity, so we're glad to finally have an opportunity to show it off."
Mr. Hansen, a former lawyer, explained that the inspiration for BreezyPrint was personal. "I worked in a large law firm for several years, and always had to jump through a bunch of annoying technical hoops to print my documents," he said. "What I really wanted was to print directly from my BlackBerry, but I couldn't find an app that would let me do it. I finally just decided to build one myself." In June of 2009, Mr. Hansen began working with a small team of developers to create and test the product. In September he left the law firm to work fulltime on BreezyPrint, and now, after the conclusion of an extensive beta test phase, he believes that BreezyPrint is ready for the public.
After downloading and installing the BlackBerry software, users can print within seconds to any printer they have made available to the service, regardless of where they or the printer are physically located and without having to navigate firewall settings or other standard setup hurdles. This is accomplished by an innovative, patent-pending method that uses a centralized server to route traffic from each user's BlackBerry to a printer chosen by the user.
Security is at the core of BreezyPrint's architecture. "Everything you print with BreezyPrint is encrypted in transit, so that not even BreezyPrint staff can access our users' documents," said Mr. Hansen. He continued, "The whole system was engineered from the ground up to be secure enough for the enterprise, without sacrificing simplicity or ease of use."
BreezyPrint is available now at http://www.breezyprint.com, and is coming soon to BlackBerry App World. Future versions will support iPhone and Android devices.
Source: Accipiter Innovations
CONTACT: Jared Hansen of Accipiter Innovations, +1-415-830-4205,
Fujitsu to Demonstrate Cost-Saving MPEG-4 Encoding Solutions, Low Latency 10Gb Ethernet and 1Gb/10Gb Layer 2 Ethernet Switches at NAB 2010
Company will Give Away a New IP-9400 H.264 High Performance AVC Encoder, Specifically Designed to meet the Demands of Mobile Live Event Contribution for Low-latency and High-fidelity within Narrow Allocated Bandwidth
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 5 --
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc., a leading supplier of
innovative digital media solutions and computer products
including peripherals and biometric security solutions, will
demonstrate its portfolio of high-fidelity, low-latency media
solutions during the NAB Convention in Las Vegas from April 12-
15, 2010. The exhibit includes the latest IP-9400 MPEG-4 AVC
encoder, designed specifically to meet the demands of mobile
live event contribution. The IP-9400 significantly reduces
operational costs as broadcasters convert from MPEG-2 to AVC
encoding in their high-definition (HD) and standard-definition
(SD) microwave, satellite and IP digital news gathering and live
event capture systems. Fujitsu will conduct a drawing for an IP-
9400 H.264 AVC encoder on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from its NAB
booth (SU5607). Entries for the drawing can be made online
before the show at http://us.fujitsu.com/video or at the
Fujitsu booth during the show. Fujitsu will also showcase its
recently announced XG2600 10Gb Ethernet solution as well as the
24-port XG0224 and 48-port XG0448 Layer 2 Ethernet switching
solutions, which help customers establish cost-effective
upgrade paths as they transition to 10Gb networking
WHEN: April 12-15, 2010
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas (booth SU5607)
In today's economic climate, broadcasters continue to look for
ways to cut costs without sacrificing performance or operational
capabilities. The Fujitsu line of MPEG-4 encoders sets the
industry standard for superior picture quality and low
latencies, and the newly introduced IP-9400 offers these same
benefits at a lower price point, ensuring that customers receive
the best overall value to meet demanding budget constraints
while offering industry-leading performance capabilities at any
given price point. Similarly, many organizations continue to
migrate to a 10Gb Ethernet networking infrastructure and are
looking for solutions to cost-effectively make this transition.
The Fujitsu XG0224 and XG0448 offer excellent throughput,
flexible interfaces and extremely low failure rates in a cost-
effective form factor. The Fujitsu XG2600 high-performance 10Gb
Ethernet switch, which reduces overall networking costs while
ensuring industry-leading low latency and minimal power
WHY: consumption, will also be on display during NAB.
Jack Herbert and other Fujitsu staff will be available to discuss
the IP-9400 and other Fujitsu MPEG-4 AVC solutions, as well as
the newly announced media solutions global channel partner
program at booth SU5607. Jack can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or (760) 845-1524. Eric Kong will
demonstrate the XG series of Ethernet switches and can be
WHO: reached at email@example.com, or (949) 232-8886.
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. offers a wide variety of products including retail point of sales terminals, self checkout systems, kiosks, digital media solutions, palm vein biometric authentication technology, Ethernet switches, RFID tags and bill dispensers - with sales, service and engineering support throughout the United States. Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. is headquartered with operations and product development at 25902 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA. 92610. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or visit us at: http://www.fujitsufrontechna.com
About Fujitsu Frontech Limited
As part of the Fujitsu Group, Fujitsu Frontech Limited ties people and IT together through the development, manufacture and sale of front-end technology such as ATMs, operation branch, POS and totalizator terminals, and public display devices. Fujitsu Frontech also delivers related software, system integration and outsourcing as part of its total solutions offerings. The company supports the security sector by offering products incorporating Fujitsu's latest palm vein authentication technology, and is actively involved in the development of key technologies in various fields, with a current focus on color electronic paper and RFID systems. For more information, please visit: http://www.frontech.fujitsu.com/en/
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LONDON, April 5 -- Truphone, the global mobile operator, today announced the availability of its application that offers thousands of Apple iPad customers the ability to make voice calls. The company's award-winning VoIP application turns the tablet-sized device into a mobile phone that offers free or low-cost international calls, as well as advanced Instant Messaging features that integrate a user's contacts from across multiple IM networks.
Truphone was the first to officially launch a mobile VoIP calling application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platforms, and the company continues to lead the way with the launch of Truphone for iPad.
The Truphone iPad application offers customers free calling to other Truphone and Google Talk users when connected over Wi-Fi, and international calling to mobile phones and landlines for as low as 5 cents a minute. Truphone also offers an unlimited calling plan and free voicemail.
The application also provides a combined Truphone and IM contacts list showing on-line status and presence, together with an innovative, multi-chat IM interface for AIM, Google Talk, and MSN users - allowing customers to easily stay on top of their contacts list without opening multiple windows.
"Analysts estimate that Apple pre-sold more than 150,000 iPads on its first day, with 2010 sales on track to hit 4 million," said Geraldine Wilson, CEO of Truphone. "Every device includes Wi-Fi, and soon, 3G connectivity. That makes them a natural fit for Truphone, which has a long history of giving the iPod Touch and iPhone a broad range of new options for staying in touch. We're excited by the opportunity to extend our suite of convenient, dependable, high-quality voice functionality and IM services to iPad owners."
Truphone offers a consistent, high-quality calling experience through use of innovative software and premium voice-routing partners.
Truphone provides people with international lifestyles unique, borderless phone services that simplify communication and dramatically reduce the cost of roaming and global calling.
Founded in 2006, the company uses innovation to drive convenience up and costs down. Truphone firsts include: downloadable apps that enable smartphones and other mobile devices to make free calls over Wi-Fi networks; intelligent SIM-based technology that make every call local; and more.
The company's flagship product, Truphone Local Anywhere, brings an end to international travellers' need to carry multiple phones or SIMs for each country. Using a patented, intelligent SIM, the Truphone Local Anywhere service provides users unique phone numbers for each place they spend time - creating a local presence and eliminating the need for friends, families and colleagues to make costly international calls to communicate.
Truphone applications and intelligent SIMs support all leading mobile platforms and devices, including Blackberry, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Nokia E and N series, and Android.
Truphone is not a replacement for an ordinary telephone service and emergency calls cannot be made using Truphone. However Truphone does not prevent emergency calls being made via a handset's normal cellular service provider. Truphone cannot advise on the legality of VoIP services in specific territories or jurisdictions. It is the user's responsibility to confirm that use of the Truphone VoIP software and service is permitted in the location in which they use it.
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Frost & Sullivan says, 'Smart Thailand' is a Vision to Boost the Adoption of Broadband Services in Thailand
~ Frost & Sullivan, in association with MICT, to host the telecom fraternity in Thailand ~
BANGKOK, April 5 -- In association with the Ministry Of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand (MICT) Frost & Sullivan will be launching the Thailand Telecoms International Summit on April 27, 2010 at the Sofitel Centara Grand Bangkok.
With five mobile operators the Thailand telecoms space has long-benefited from a competitive wireless market. As a result, today, the country's wireless penetration rate has been pushed to over 100 percent. This figure stands as one of the highest penetration rates for any emerging market in Asia.
Thailand has made substantial progress towards reforming its telecoms regulatory regime following the inception of an independent regulator, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), in 2004. Though significant challenges over licensing persist, rising demand for mobile internet data, coupled with increasing focus by operators in creating new revenue streams, has been driving customers to shift from 2G to 2.5G.
Looking ahead, with the expected licensing and commercial launch of 3G and WiMAX in 2010, Thailand's highly competitive mobile market promises to move into the next phase of development. Major operators are already looking to offer next-generation mobile services to stimulate demand for higher-margin services such as non-SMS mobile data and infotainment services to push up revenues.
Nitin Bhat, Partner at Frost & Sullivan, commented, "Thailand's telecommunications market is at a crossroad. Mobile SIM penetration has breached 100% of the population and many operators are now experiencing negative revenue growth. The obvious answer to carrier woes is mobile broadband growth, as the market's six operators are all in the midst of planning or deploying their 3G networks."
He further added that though delayed, the late take-up of mobile broadband did pose certain benefits to the Thai telecoms market. "As one of the last markets to commercialize mobile broadband services in the Asia Pacific region, there are many case studies that Thai operators can refer and relay on to successfully expand broadband usage in Thailand and to educate themselves about the pitfalls encountered by their fellow neighbouring operators which they could avoid."
The day-long summit aims to bring together stakeholders in the Telecoms Industry, in particular, those with an eye on the Thai market to network and share their experience, discuss and showcase the opportunities and challenges within this high-growth market.
Topics of discussion include opportunities and challenges in building a broadband future for Thailand, mobile cloud computing - bringing unprecedented sophistication to mobile applications, key initiatives to drive sustainable growth of the telecoms market in Thailand - a regulatory standpoint and many others. Along with these stand-alone presentations, keynotes, and panel discussions, two concurrent track sessions titled Adopting new business and service strategies to enhance the Thai customer experience and increase revenues and Aligning technology strategy with business opportunities for sustainable broadband growth in Thailand will also be open for delegate participation.
For a detailed program agenda and speaker list, please visit http://www.frost-thaitelecom.com/. To register for the conference email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The summit is held in association with the Ministry Of Information and Communication Technology of Thailand. Fujitsu is the gold sponsor, Amdocs and Nuance are the partner sponsors, while Dialogic is the exhibitor sponsor for the summit.
The official newspaper partner for the summit is the Wall Street Journal Asia, ZDNet Asia is the official online media partner, PRNewswire is the official newswire and Developing Telecoms is the supporting media for this summit.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.frost.com/
Novatel Wireless MiFi Wins 2010 Mobile News Awards
Industry's First Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Named Most Innovative Product (non-Handset)
SAN DIEGO, April 5 -- Novatel Wireless (NASDAQ: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, is pleased to announce that its MiFi(TM) Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has been named the Most Innovative Product (non-Handset) in the 2010 Mobile News Awards.
The MiFi platform represents the industry's first Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a new category of mobile broadband that lets users put their world of content, services and connectivity in their pocket. Unlike existing router solutions that require an external broadband modem and serve only to provide connectivity, the MiFi platform creates a personal cloud of high-speed Internet connectivity that can be easily shared between multiple users and up to five Wi-Fi devices such as laptops, cameras, gaming devices and multimedia players. The MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot serves as an intelligent, open platform capable of hosting advanced software applications and is flexible enough to address the continued evolution of mobile broadband.
"This recognition from Mobile News highlights the unrivaled functionality, flexibility and convenience of the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot product line, as well as Novatel Wireless' ongoing dedication to leading the industry with innovative mobile connectivity solutions for our customers," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "It is an honor to be named the winner of this global, industry wide competition."
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G technologies. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.
(C) 2010 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
ViewCast to Debut New Streaming Media and Digital Content Management Solutions at 2010 NAB Show
NAB attendees to get first look at new ViewCast Media Platform (VMp), Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple iPhone support, and SchedulStream scheduling software
PLANO, Texas, April 5 -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over IP and mobile networks, will showcase the three newest entries in its solution portfolio at the 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 10-15, Booth SL1709. These new solutions - ViewCast Media Platform (VMp(TM)), Niagara® SCX® 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple® iPhone® support, and SchedulStream® scheduling software - will be making their world debut at the industry's largest gathering of digital media professionals, with over 85,000 people expected to attend. ViewCast will also be hosting live demonstrations of its Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media appliances at the event.
"The recent pace of technology innovation at ViewCast has been breathtaking to witness, and the 2010 NAB Show is the perfect forum to showcase our latest breakthrough solutions," said ViewCast President and CEO Dave Stoner. "Customers of all sizes and levels of technical expertise can apply this new technology to elevate the power and value of their digital media infrastructure, with seamless solution interoperability to assure end-to-end content management flexibility."
ViewCast Media Portal (VMp) - VMp is a unified framework that helps organizations manage the full lifecycle of their digital media content, supporting online video publishing, live video streaming, video on-demand and digital asset management. VMp manages the entire lifecycle of digital media, from capture through delivery, including ingest, transformation, indexing, workflow management, search, publishing and distribution capabilities. Comprised of the VMp Live, VMp Portal and VMp Production modules, VMp affords users the flexibility to choose the modules that address their unique requirements and evolve their VMp implementation as business needs, objectives and applications change.
Niagara SCX 6.2 with Apple iPhone Support - ViewCast's powerful streaming media management software now supports HTTP-based adaptive streaming to Apple iPhone mobile devices. New features include integrated segmenting, adaptive bit-rate encoding, support for CDN authentication protocols, and built-in AES-128 encryption. Niagara SCX software provides a single, unified user experience for all of its supported streaming codecs, equipping users with unmatched flexibility to reach their audience via the most popular media formats, including Adobe Flash H.264, Windows Media®, Silverlight®, RealVideo®, 3GPP and other formats - simultaneously, in any combination - via one easy-to-use interface.
SchedulStream Software - ViewCast's SchedulStream software enables users to schedule and automate live and on-demand encoding and streaming functions. SchedulStream optimizes scheduling workflows and productivity with easy-to-use templates for applications, including webcasting, video on demand (VOD), and distance learning, providing an intuitive web-based interface that enables users to schedule the delivery of content for a specific date and time, including one-time, repeat, and ad hoc encoding sessions. Designed for use with Niagara SCX software, SchedulStream can be administered remotely, and supports simultaneous encoding of multiple formats and channels.
ViewCast at 2010 NAB Show
ViewCast will be previewing VMp, Niagara SCX 6.2 streaming media management software with Apple iPhone support, and SchedulStream, and will be hosting live demonstrations of Niagara 7500 and Niagara 2120 streaming media encoders at 2010 NAB Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 10-15. Visit ViewCast at Booth SL1709.
ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 350,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming appliances, Osprey® video capture cards, and Niagara SCX® encoding and management software provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.
ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX and SchedulStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. Apple and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
ViewCast Contact: PR Agency Contact:
Jeff Kopang Jessie Glockner
Vice President of Marketing Rainier Communications
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Allen & Caron
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email@example.com, both for ViewCast Corporation
Blackboard Mobile Learn App Now Available for iPad
New App Brings Interactive Teaching and Learning to iPad
WASHINGTON, April 5 -- Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBB) today announced the launch of its customized Blackboard Mobile Learn(TM) app for iPad on the App Store. The app recreates the course experience of Blackboard Learn(TM), the leading online teaching and learning platform, and lets students check grades and assignments, add discussion board comments and blog posts, email instructors and classmates and much more.
With a user experience and Multi-Touch interface that leverages the unique iPad, the app offers an immersive and engaging way for students to access their course work and interactive learning opportunities.
"The iPad can fundamentally change the way students navigate their educational experience," said Michael L. Chasen, Blackboard's president and CEO. "We think there's a lot of potential for mobile learning to drive greater student engagement, and we want to be at the forefront of bringing those innovations to institutions and users."
Blackboard has made the application free on certain Wi-Fi devices, beginning with the iPad, in an effort to help institutions get started quickly in mobile and to encourage use of the iPad as a learning tool.
In June, institutions will be able to expand support for Blackboard Mobile Learn to a broad range of device platforms - including iPhone OS, Android and BlackBerry - through an annual license that will enable native applications for each that will be available for download by students and faculty at mobile application stores.
Alternatively, schools interested in experimenting with mobile learning on their campus for no additional charge will be able to enable Wi-Fi access to Blackboard Mobile Learn on devices such as the iPhone® and iPod touch® and, through a special partnership with Sprint (NYSE:S), on select smartphones powered by the Now Network(TM).
Given the secure information that can be accessed with the Blackboard Mobile Learn application, it must be enabled by institutions first before it is accessible to students with their information. Institutions can enable access by installing the free Blackboard Mobile Web Services Building Block(TM), which is available for download today at Blackboard's client support Web site, Behind the Blackboard(TM).
Blackboard Mobile Learn is available for U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada higher education and professional education clients on Blackboard Learn Releases 8, 9 and higher. Details on availability for K-12 and international markets, as well as for previous versions of Blackboard Learn and the WebCT and ANGEL platforms, will follow.
Blackboard Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-K filed on February 17, 2010 with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of April 5, 2010. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to April 5, 2010.
Apple and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
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CONTACT: Matthew Maurer, Blackboard Inc., +1-202-463-4860 ext. 2637,
Art Theatre of Long Beach Projects a New Image With Epson PowerLite Pro Projector
LONG BEACH, Calif., April 5 -- When the Art Theatre of Long Beach (the Art) in California reopened its doors after a $1 million restoration, movie enthusiasts stood in line. Urban developer Jan van Dijs and his partners Mark and Helen Vidor opted to integrate the Epson PowerLite® Pro Z8000WUNL digital projector to deliver state of the art image quality to the Art. Their vision helped transform a 1924 silent movie house into a modern, gleaming art deco masterpiece.
Restoring the Art was a great tribute to the past, but the theater has clearly advanced toward the dawning era of digital cinema projection. When the Epson PowerLite Pro from Epson America, Inc., headquartered in Long Beach, took up residence in the projection room, theater programmer Logan Crow could not believe the quality of projected Blu-ray and DVD images.
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL, designed for auditoriums and large venues, plays a key role at the Art during special screenings and promotions. The high-definition projector brings the Art a powerful combination of brightness, resolution and color, with a 5000:1 contrast ratio, 6,000 lumens color light output and 6,000 lumens white light output(1) (ISO 21118), WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), and 3LCD, 3-chip technology.
"On the night we honored director John Hughes, the image quality on our screen was fantastic," said Crow. He had asked MGM for a print of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," but the distributor said the film was only available on Blu-ray disk. "Playing that disk on the Epson projector was like showing the actual film print, with rich colors and full dimension, but minus the pops and scratches," he said.
The Art uses the PowerLite Pro projector at all special events, including the recent fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach. After the screening of the Coen brothers' newest film, the projector was used to display a 3D walk-through of the Ronald McDonald House plans for potential donors.
The Epson projector made a big impression on documentary maker Robin D. Williams, who screened his "Biblical Treasures of Turkey" at a fundraiser for the Long Beach-Izmir Sister Cities Association. When Williams and his cinematographer/editor wife Rosetta first came to see how the documentary looked on the equipment, the Art was still using its old digital projector. "Everything looked fine enough, the image filled the screen, so we shook hands and looked forward to the event," said Crow.
In the weeks leading up to the fundraiser, the Art switched to the PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL. "On the night of the event, they couldn't believe the change in image quality," said Crow. The couple told him they had screened the film at dozens of venues, including the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Their footage of the Turkish city Assos had never looked as brilliant and clear as it did on the Epson projector, especially the aerial shots of the region and the bright blue of the water.
Should an event require it, the projector can be mounted in either horizontal or vertical position to project images on the wall, ceiling or floor, with an additional tilt operation for off-axis positioning. Other features include a centered lens design, durable LCD panels, dual lamps, and an innovative cooling system. The projector can display HDTV content at its native resolution with quality that surpasses even that of 1080p devices.
Single-Screen Theater in a Multiplex World
The Art also uses the Epson projector for on-screen advertising between shows, an important source of revenue for both single-screen and multiplex theaters. "As a single-screen theater, we compete with multiplexes to get first-run movies," said co-founder Mark Vidor. "At times, it's like a jigsaw puzzle where all the pieces keep changing, so we appreciate the dependable aspects of the business such as our loyal patrons and the Epson projector." Contributing to the projector's reliability and low cost of ownership is its easy maintenance and monitoring, filter system and long lamp life.
Recently voted the "Best Indie Theater in L.A.," the Art begins another chapter in the business of film. The historic art deco theater continues to reinvent itself as it did after the 1933 earthquake and under the long tenure of former owner Howard Linn. With the revitalization of the neighborhood, the Art Theatre is creating new traditions and keeping up with technology like the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL projector.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson America, Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 companies around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.
(1) Light output varies depending upon modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard
Note: Epson is a registered trademark and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite is a registered trademark of Epson America Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.
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ext. 1052, firstname.lastname@example.org
What flash drive design do you prefer? Some people prefer swivel designs with rotating covers, some people like ones where the connector slides out, and still others prefer the classic cap design. Today, ASE Labs has the JumpDrive TwistTurn up on the block. This is Lexar's entry-level submission in the first category.Next Page »
LOS ALTOS, Calif., April 2 -- StudioTrack is a powerful songwriting tool for musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on the iPad. Every channel includes a reverb send and a configurable effects rack. Effect options include a delay, EQ, and a compressor. The master channel has a Reverb Return knob as well as a parametric EQ and a stereo master compressor-limiter. StudioTrack multitrack recorder for iPad, developed by Sonoma Wire Works and Retronyms, is now available on iTunes for $39.99.
About Sonoma Wire Works: Incorporated in 2003 and headquartered in Los Altos, California, Sonoma Wire Works develops products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music.
NEW YORK, April 2 -- Renowned restaurant guide publisher Zagat is pleased to announce the release of ZAGAT TO GO for iPad(TM) today. Developed with Handmark®, a leading mobile application provider, ZAGAT TO GO for iPad is the latest addition to Zagat's suite of apps available across a wide range of mobile platforms. The new iPad app offers access to Zagat's succinct restaurant ratings and reviews that help diners make quick, informed decisions based on the collective opinions of thousands of avid diners. The universal app costs $9.99 for new users, while existing ZAGAT TO GO for iPhone and iPod touch customers will receive free upgrades.
"It is fitting for Zagat to be among the first apps launched on the iPad. Just as Zagat changed the way people thought of restaurant criticism over 31 years ago, the iPad is changing the way people interface with media," said Nina Zagat, Co-Chair of Zagat Survey. "Zagat is still on your coffee table - just in a way you've never imagined."
"It is absolutely critical in today's media landscape for great brands like Zagat to be progressive in delivering their content across new devices, and most importantly to deliver a compelling user experience," said Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO. "Zagat continues to prove its leadership, and we are proud to work with their team to make it a reality."
ZAGAT TO GO for iPad provides an optimized experience and its real-time search delivers dynamic results as the user selects criteria such as neighborhoods, cuisines, and special features. Restaurant listings can be displayed on a map or in Zagat's classic guidebook layout - a throwback to the company's print publishing roots. Each detail page includes Zagat's signature ratings and reviews as well as photos, features, and more. Users can add restaurants to their favorites list, make online reservations, or save business details to their contacts. Up to 8 results can be e-mailed via the classic book view, creating a mini Zagat guide to share with friends, family or other dining companions.
ZAGAT TO GO for iPad is available today in the App Store. For more information on any of Zagat's mobile products, please visit http://www.zagat.com/mobile.
About Zagat Survey, LLC
Zagat Survey is the world's most trusted source for information about where to eat, drink, stay and play around the globe, and as such has become a symbol of quality. Zagat has over 375,000 surveyors worldwide who rate and review thousands of restaurants globally. It has been lauded as the "most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable guides ever published" and as "a necessity second only to a valid credit card." Zagat content is available in print, on the Web, on the mobile web and through applications for iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and WebOS. For more information, visit ZAGAT.com.
Handmark a leading mobile media company, specializing in mobile solutions for publishers and media companies. Trusted by many of the world's leading media brands, Handmark delivers the industry's only full-service mobile publishing solution including development, distribution, monetization and on-going innovation across all major mobile platforms. Handmark continues to prove its leadership in delivering fun, engaging, valuable experiences for mobile customers leveraging its more than 10 years of experience. For more information, visit http://www.handmark.com.
LOS ALTOS, Calif., April 2 -- Days of Wonder today announced its Small World(TM) App for iPad, one of the first interactive board games designed specifically for iPad. Small World is an award-winning fantasy game where two players vie for conquest and control of a world that is simply too small to accommodate all of the zany characters such as dwarves, wizards, amazons, giants, orcs and even humans that inhabit it. Sitting across from each other around the iPad, players use their troops to occupy territory and conquer adjacent lands in order to push the other players' races off the face of the earth.
The Small World App for iPad uses iPad's innovative Multi-Touch interface and large screen to provide a tabletop virtual board game with touch control of the game elements. Users can intuitively move their fantasy forces across the game map as they conquer new lands, while the app automatically enforces the proper movement rules and the strengths and weaknesses unique to each troop.
"The iPad is the first truly intimate interactive device we have ever seen," said Days of Wonder CEO, Eric Hautemont. "For the first time, two players can sit across a table from each other and share a magical moment of gaming with a face-to-face playing experience that has had no previous equivalent in the digital world. The world of board games and digital gaming will never be the same."
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented digital and physical board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Days of Wonder has offices in the US and Europe, and distribution in 25 countries. To date, the company has sold over 2 million board games and hosted close to 20 million games online. In June 2004, Days of Wonder became the youngest publisher ever to win Germany's prestigious Spiel des Jahres, the world's most coveted game prize.
MeFeedia Adds Support for HTML5 Video Search in Time for iPad Launch
BURBANK, Calif., April 2 -- Today, MeFeedia announced support for HTML5 video and canvas, timed to coincide with the launch of Apple's new iPad on Saturday, April 3.
"The iPad looks like the kind of device my whole family will be fighting over. Being able to watch videos on MeFeedia via iPad is essential," states Frank Sinton, CEO. "HTML5 brings with it many new & interesting features; including playing games natively in the browser, which is why we have added support for the canvas tag as well as the video tag."
MeFeedia's All Player technology now supports Flash, H.264, Ogg and a variety of other video formats - as well as HTML5 video advertising.
Though less discussed, the canvas tag element may be more disruptive than even the video tag. The canvas tag is capable of creating apps of all kinds (including games) that play directly in your browser and is already supported by most modern browsers.
MeFeedia helps you to search, discover and stay updated with the latest videos from thousands of video sites. MeFeedia's combination of media technology and ad tools provide an easy way for people to engage with media online that interests them. MeFeedia is a privately held company based in Burbank, California.
Fan-Favorite Shooters, Geometry Wars(TM): Touch and Call of Duty(R): World at War: Zombies, Available on Apple iPad in Time for Launch
Download the Frenetic Smash-Hits from the App Store at Launch and Start Blasting Away Relentless Enemy Swarms!
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 2 -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced today the launch of Geometry Wars(TM): Touch and Call of Duty®: World at War: Zombies Apps for iPad are now available on the App Store. The launch of the iPad allows Geometry Wars: Touch for iPad and Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies for iPad to utilize higher graphics and faster processing to enhance the game experience and immerse players deeper into non-stop shooter pandemonium.
In addition to the six original Geometry Wars gameplay modes: Deadline, King, Evolved, Pacifism, Waves and Sequence, Geometry Wars: Touch for iPad will feature a brand new, adrenaline-filled mode - Titans! - exclusively on the iPad, while Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies for iPad includes the "Nacht Der Untoten" and "Verruckt" maps, offering a limitless single player experience, as well as a highly-addictive co-op gameplay experience in high-quality 3-D!
Geometry Wars: Touch and Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies Apps for iPad are now available from the App store on iPad or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
About Activision Publishing, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
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comiXology Brings the Largest Comic Book Store to Apple's iPad
Comic book fans using the iPad can browse and purchase comics across comiXology's library of more than 1,300 comic books from over 30 publishers
NEW YORK, April 2 -- comiXology, the leading retail services and digital comic distributor, today launched its Comics by comiXology app for Apple's iPad. Coinciding with the highly anticipated arrival of the iPad, comiXology's Comics app is the largest and most comprehensive digital comic book reader, store and retail locater to launch on the device.
Based on comiXology's industry-leading comic book apps, Comics by comiXology for the iPad enables fans to browse, purchase and read their favorite comics directly through the device. The Comics by comiXology app comes with over 150 free comics, providing users the opportunity to explore and discover new comics across comiXology's library of more than 1,300 comic books from over 30 publishers. Users can search and browse through comics based on titles, creators, publishers, genre and ratings.
"Today represents a milestone achievement in bringing comics to the mainstream on the most highly coveted and anticipated device this year," said David Steinberger, CEO of comiXology. "The iPad opens up a world of viewing opportunities for new and existing comic book fans while capturing the very essence of what makes comics so special to readers. We take great pride in being the largest comic book store on the iPad while remaining fully committed to the print and retail community."
The comiXology app for Apple's iPad features an easy-to-use interface that provides users with unprecedented control of their digital viewing experience. The ability to pan and zoom combined with comiXology's patent pending Guided View(TM) Technology allows users to completely manipulate how they navigate through each page of their comics. Additionally, users can choose from a wide variety of viewing options and preferences, enabling them to set transition speeds, page orientations and much more.
Print comic book enthusiasts can also take advantage of the Comics by comiXology app by using the built-in Retail Locater while using the comiXology app. Using the app's Pull List feature, comiXology subscribers can search and pre-order comic book selections from their local comic retailers. Integrating with comiXology's iPhone apps and website, users can also access most of their personal library on any of the app compatible devices.
Since 2007, comiXology has been exposing a wide-range of readers to the world of comics through quintessential comic resource comiXology.com and related applications. With more than 1,300 comics available, from over 30 publishers, the Comics by comiXology iPhone and iPad apps provide a seamless comic book experience for fans. Through comiXology's Retailer Services and the comiXology app, readers can connect directly to local retailers to pre-order their favorite publications. comiXology is digitally transforming the relationship between comic book readers, retailers and publishers while staying true to the industry's rich history. For more information, please visit http://www.comixology.com.
Blip.tv Announces iPad Compatible Version of the Next Generation TV Network; Releases First Ever HTML5 Player
NEW YORK, April 2 -- Online media company blip.tv today announced the release of an iPad compatible version of its Web site. The mobile destination site will feature the first launch of an HTML5 player by blip.tv, enabling enhanced streaming of blip.tv's wide ranging video content.
The iPad optimized destination of blip.tv will showcase the company's best new show episodes of the day with a variety of genre specific channels including comedy, drama, documentary, tech, music, and app reviews, a channel focused exclusively on shows covering new apps. The site makes it easy for visitors to scroll through pages of blip's original, independently produced content through a graphically-focused, user-friendly experience. Blip.tv is also working on a full-fledged iPad application.
In addressing blip.tv's foray onto the iPad, Mike Hudack, CEO and co-founder of blip.tv says, "We're really enthusiastic about our involvement with the iPad because, as we've said from day one, wherever people are watching video, we want to be there. The iPad is a place where blip.tv content must be seen, and this is the next chapter of innovation that brings Web video to the masses."
Blip.tv is an online media company with over 50,000 original Web shows and 85 million video views a month. Shows on blip.tv range from scripted sitcoms and dramas to news and how-to programs. Blip.tv hosts and syndicates shows to iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo, AOL Video, Verizon FiOS, TiVO, Sony Bravia, The Roku Digital Video Play and Facebook. Blip.tv splits all advertising revenues with show creators 50/50. For more information about blip.tv please visit http://blip.tv/.
CONTACT: Adam Isserlis, Rubenstein Communications, +1-212-843-8024,
NEW YORK, and MINONG, Wis., April 2 -- The Onion, America's Finest News Source, today launched its official iPhone application -- sponsored by Jack Link's Beef Jerky -- as a part of its advertising partnership with the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand. Jack Link's, known for its popular Messin' with Sasquatch advertising campaign, which has achieved nearly cult-like status, is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world. Free to download from the iTunes App Store, the app presents the award-winning news, analysis and attention-grabbing headlines that Onion fans love.
"Readers, listeners and viewers who rely on The Onion to present the news in the way that only The Onion can, have pleaded for an official app. Some have even gone as far as creating their own unauthorized Onion-related apps," said Onion Web Editor Baratunde Thurston. "No longer will Onion fans have to settle for information cobbled together by lesser, non-Onion news sources. They should feel free to delete all such apps immediately."
The Onion app will showcase its news and regular features including Onion Radio News, Onion News Network video, sports, opinion editorials, statshots, infographics and more. In addition, app subscribers may search and view The Onion's online content archives and save items for offline viewing. Paid upgrades featuring enhanced functionality will be made available throughout 2010.
"It should come as no surprise that Jack Link's, a brand that encourages fans to Feed Their Wild Side, would partner with another slightly irreverent and fun-loving institution like The Onion," said Jeff LeFever, director of marketing, Jack Link's Beef Jerky. "The untamed spirit that embodies the Jack Link's brand makes it a perfect match with The Onion. Watch for more exciting projects from The Onion, presented by Jack Link's, in the coming months."
In addition to this iPhone app, The Onion will launch several new projects this year that are also sponsored by Jack Link's, including a dedicated Onion News Network video app as well as an "Eye On America" iTunes video playlist.
The Onion - America's Finest News Source.
The Onion is the last bastion of reliable, unbiased, and definitive news reporting in a world dominated by superficial, mediocre, non-Onion-related media outlets. During the past 21 years, The Onion's satirical media empire has expanded from a humble local weekly to a national print readership and online audience of 7 million a month. To read it yourself, visit http://www.theonion.com.
JACK LINK'S BEEF JERKY - Feed Your Wild Side.
Headquartered in Minong, Wis., Jack Link's is the No. 1 U.S. meat snack brand and fastest growing meat snack manufacturer worldwide. The Jack Link's brand represents a heritage of quality and consumer trust. In addition to its premium products, Jack Link's is known for its popular Messin' with Sasquatch advertising campaign which has achieved nearly cult-like status. The commercials feature pranksters playing sophomoric pranks on an unsuspecting Sasquatch. Check out http://www.JackLinks.com for more information.
Jack Link's Beef Jerky
New game meshes next generation of social gaming with cutting-edge multi-player experience
PALO ALTO, Calif., April 2 -- SGN today announced the availability of its EXO-Planet App for iPad on the App Store. The app is a third-person shooter game designed exclusively for iPad where players compete in live zero-gravity combat on two unique space stations, affixing themselves to the walls and ceilings of magnetically-charged platforms. For all the nuance of the game, the objective is simple: bring home the opponent's flag. SGN has provided an elegant technological solution to the challenge of movement and perspective in a zero-gravity environment and EXO-Planet's phenomenal views of space take full advantage of the iPad's large screen and faster processors.
"With the launch of iPad, the industry is going to see a different approach to app design and creativity," said Shervin Pishevar, founder and executive chairman of SGN. "EXO-Planet has been developed to take advantage of the more accurate game controls and large screen offered by iPad. SGN will continue to push the boundaries of social gaming innovation to offer engaging game-play to customers."
In high-orbit outlands throughout the galaxy, the greatest game of Capture the Flag is being played in zero gravity. Players compete in three-minute matches or can win the game by being the first team to capture three flags from the opponents. Every EXO-Planet player is equipped with an armored Juggernaut EXO-Suit and a lethal LX-Automatic weapon. As users play, they'll earn in-game currency, called Scrip, which can be used to upgrade their EXO-Suit and purchase additional weapons. Players also can purchase these upgrades within the game. As a player's experience grows, he or she will be able to level up and unlock three additional weapons: the EM-Blaster, the PA-Cannon and the ultra-precise CL-Pulse Rifle, which comes with a high-powered scope.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with offices in China and Argentina, SGN is one of the most innovative developers of social mobile games. SGN's current stable of advanced games has led to more than 18 million unique downloads on the iPhone and iPod touch. SGN specializes in advanced games such as Skies of Glory and F.A.S.T. that have console quality graphics and live multiplayer features over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. F.A.S.T, the company's first 3D jet-fighting game, entered both the Top 10 Free Apps and Top ten Paid Apps charts. iBowl and SGN Golf, which use the iPhone's accelerometer technology both went to number one when they were released. For more information, please visit http://www.sgn.com or http://www.twitter.com/sgn_tweets.
IObit Releases Random Password Generator to Keep Privacy of Your Accounts
Free but powerful password generator and password manager with Random Password Generator
BOSTON, April 2 -- IObit today announces the release of Random Password Generator to generate strong, not easy to crack, passwords for privacy protection -- for free. Random Password Generator was developed with IObit security technology to help computer users keep their privacy by generating strong and easy to manage random passwords for free.
What's more, Random Password Generator can store randomly generated passwords in the database and allow you to add an ID for the password and editable remark to remind you where the password shall be used. With ensured privacy, this Random Password Generator requires an entrance password when accessing this tool to keep your password management untouched by other people who happen to use your computer.
"You can generate random password with secure elements included to make your password strong," said Hugo Dong, the president of IObit, "and then you can store the generated password in your database where you can manage the password by adding matched ID and remark. Strong and easy to use password creation and management are what we want to guard your privacy."
Designed for Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, Random Password Generator is available in English. More details of Random Password Generator can be found at -- Random Password Generator: http://iobit.com/passwordgenerator.html .
About Random Password Generator:
Password Generator is designed to help you create secure Random passwords that are extremely difficult to crack or guess, with a combination of random lower and upper case letters, numbers and punctuation symbols. And these random generated passwords will be saved for memo. You can give a mark to the generated random password for later check.
IObit Information Technology Ltd. is an innovative, young and promising company. The company was founded in 2004 by two creative young men. With the great popularity of Advanced WindowsCare v1 in 2005, IObit has become one of the fastest-growing and most successful new companies in the Internet. IObit is also a provider of award-winning software products designed to deliver superior performance, protection and security to PC users.
Zeta Interactive Announces Enhancements to Zeta Buzz Technology
Leading interactive marketing adds new features to social media mining platform
NEW YORK, April 2 -- Zeta Interactive, a full-service, interactive marketing agency combining industry-leading management and best-of-breed proprietary technologies, today announced that it has added enhanced features and functionality to its Zeta Buzz social media mining tool.
Zeta Buzz is a Web-based, user-driven social media mining tool that instantly taps into hundreds of millions of blogs, message boards and online communities, providing insight on the consumer trends and opinions that help drive their behaviors. The platform provides marketers real-time insight into how a brand, competitors, product or industry is perceived across the social Internet. In addition to garnering customer intelligence, leveraging such insight can help guide marketing and messaging strategies to ensure they resonate with audiences as well as avert PR disasters by identifying and addressing consumer concerns before they become mainstream.
The newly upgraded Zeta Buzz platform is an even more indispensable tool for marketers to gain the comprehensive insight and data they need to help shape their social media and marketing strategies. Zeta Buzz has become a household name in the media, and has been included in news stories by leading business, trade and broadcast media outlets throughout the world, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNBC, Fox Business, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Advertising Age, Brandweek, USA Today, and hundreds of others.
In the new Zeta Buzz platform are all of the same features and functionalities that the original tool has been recognized for, along with some brand new upgrades, such as:
-- Twitter and online video mining capabilities: The new Zeta Buzz
platform will mine hundreds of millions of Tweets and online video
posts in real-time, measuring both the volume of posts that a given
subject is receiving, as well as the tone of those posts. The new tool
will also be able to breakdown searches by their medium, so users can
analyze how the volume and tone that a given subject is receiving on
one medium stacks up to its performance on another medium.
-- International social media mining: Zeta Buzz will now have the ability
to monitor millions of international and foreign language social media
sites. The new technology can analyze more than 20 different foreign
languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and
-- Neutral tone functionality: In addition to measuring for positive and
negative buzz, the new Zeta Buzz platform will also include an
upgraded intelligence feature that can detect if a given post is
neutral in tone.
"We have added the enhanced features to our Zeta Buzz technology to accommodate the growing interests of our clients and our partners in the media, who have relied on our tool to provide them with the most accurate and thorough buzz mining analysis for the past several years," said Al DiGuido, CEO of Zeta Interactive. "With the new features available on Zeta Buzz, we have created a truly comprehensive technology that enables marketers to use this social media data and analysis in order to craft and execute their social media and overall marketing strategies."
This announcement continues to build on the momentum Zeta Interactive has achieved over the past year. The agency has expanded its client roster by more than 50 leading customers across the world in the past year alone, and increased its staff to over 300 employees. The company also achieved the prestigious recognition from Forrester Research as a leader in the email marketing sector.
For more information on Zeta Interactive, including a full listing of company locations, clients and executives, please visit: http://www.zetainteractive.com.
About Zeta Interactive
Zeta Interactive is a full-service digital marketing agency offering a wide range of services--from email and search marketing, to Web site development, creative services, social media marketing and mining, and more. The company has been named among the Top 50 digital agencies in the U.S. and 25th among U.S. Search Agencies by Advertising Age. It is also recognized as an email marketing Leader by Forrester Research.
A leading provider of integrated, interactive services, Zeta Interactive helps marketers realize the full potential of the Internet to build brands, increase sales, improve processes, and reduce costs. The company's specialty is in crafting strategies and programs for marketers that help them acquire, retain, up-sell, cross-sell and win back their customers--cost effectively and efficiently--by leveraging customer data and insight from individual marketing initiatives to drive even more relevant and rewarding exchanges across all media and channels. The company does so by providing superior proprietary technology and a marketing approach that is focused on accountability, measurability and ROI metrics.
Headquartered in New York City, Zeta Interactive has more than 300 employees worldwide located in California, Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Jersey, Texas, and India. The company serves more than 200 clients currently, including such world-class companies as Live Nation and Sony Electronics Inc. For more information please visit: http://www.zetainteractive.com.
Source: Zeta Interactive
CONTACT: Matt Rizzetta, North 6th Agency, Inc., +1-917-398-0818,
GameHouse Announces PartyPad - Marble Mixer App for iPad, Now Available on the App Store
SEATTLE, April 2 -- GameHouse®, the casual games studio brand of RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNWK), today announced the availability of PartyPad - Marble Mixer App for iPad on the App Store. The app brings new interactivity to the classic marble game experience and was developed specifically to take advantage of the unique capabilities and features of the exciting new iPad.
Fully utilizing the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPad, PartyPad - Marble Mixer revamps the time-tested gameplay made popular by traditional marble games in a new family-friendly challenge of strategy, skill and fun for up to four players. PartyPad - Marble Mixer offers three games in one and allows players to select their play style, from 'cool and collected' to 'fast and frenzied,' using simple flick-and-shoot controls with true-to-life physics in each of the three variations:
-- Space Mania: Shoot for points while removing your opponent's marbles
from the playing field on a retro-arcade board.
-- Table Tactics: Show your calm and calculating expertise as you
strategize to conquer the board.
-- Monster Picnic: Enjoy the fast-and-furious chaos of feeding a marble
"Having published more than thirty top games for the iPhone and iPod Touch, we couldn't wait to try our hand at leveraging the interactive features of the iPad to reenergize a popular board game style experience," said Matt Hulett, chief revenue officer of the Games Division at RealNetworks. "Our ongoing goal is to introduce more consumers to the fun of casual games, and the iPad can help connect us with new audiences around the globe."
Popular iPhone and iPod Touch titles by GameHouse can also be played on the iPad, including Vancouver 2010 - The Official Game of the Olympic Winter Games, COLLAPSE! ®, Sally's Salon, Tiki Towers and The Twilight Saga Movie Game. For more information on iPhone and iPod Touch titles available from GameHouse, please visit http://www.gamehouse.com/iphone-games.
GameHouse is a leader in the digital games industry worldwide and develops content across multiple platforms, with a vertically integrated development, publishing, licensing, distribution and retail business.
RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, handheld device, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real® created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; GameHouse®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/about-us.
Real, RealNetworks, GameHouse, RealPlayer and COLLAPSE!, are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
Tech Forum on April 5 to Highlight Importance of Massachusetts IT Industry, Opportunities for Dramatic Job Growth in the Next Decade
FRANKLIN, Mass., April 2 -- State government officials and information technology executives will participate Monday (April 5) in a public forum that seeks to determine how the information technology can be a catalyst for growing the economy and jobs in Massachusetts. The event will be hosted by Karen E. Spilka, Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies.
Given new opportunities for growth in the IT industry, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, the state's largest tech business association, has just unveiled its MassTLC 2020 Challenge, a call for the state and the industry to work together to create 100,000 new IT jobs in Massachusetts by the end of the decade. The forum will bring together IT leaders in government, education and business to discuss this challenge and other opportunities for the Commonwealth.
Note to reporters, photographers and video crews:
-- Interviews available with principals.
-- Visuals will include students in the Robotics program at Tri-County
Regional Vocational Technical School in Franklin, who will demonstrate
WHEN: Monday, April 5, 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: EMC, 50 Constitution Boulevard, Franklin
WHO: Sen. Karen E. Spilka and other members of the Massachusetts
Paul Matthews, executive director, 495/Metrowest Partnership
Jay Ganson, manager, business development and environmental
Affairs, Ambient Corp.
Steve Krom, VP and general manager, AT&T
Mohamad Ali, senior vice president, Avaya
Mark Weinegger, president, CE Communications, Franklin
Stuart Taylor, director, North American Mobile Segment, Cisco
Niraj Shah, CEO and co-founder, CSN Stores
Chris Goode, vice president, EMC
Sean Belka, SVP and director, Fidelity Center for Applied
Bill Sawyer, vice president, IBM
Colin Angle, CEO, chairman and co-founder, IRobot
Pat Larkin, director, John Adams Innovation Institute
Joyce Plotkin, president emeritus, Mass Technology Leadership
Tom Hopcroft, CEO and president, Mass Technology Leadership
JD Chesloff, vice president, Mass. Business Roundtable
Bonnie Biocchi, president, MetroWest Chamber
Kiki Mills, president, MITX
Bill Luster, president, North Shore Economic Alliance
Ted Morgan, CEO, Skyhook Wireless
Lynn Griesemer, associate vice president for economic
development and executive director, UMass Donahue Institute
Donna Cupelo, region president, Verizon
Roberta Schaefer, president and CEO, Worcester Research Bureau
CONTACT: Sarah Blodgett for Sen. Karen Spilka, +1-617-722-1640; or Phil
Santoro, Verizon, +1-617-743-1278; or Mark Horan, Mass. Technology Leadership
Council, +1-781-684-0880, Ext. 2