DENVER, April 15 -- ShopAtHome.com, a leading Free Coupon and Cash Back Web site, today announced the launch of a new area of its site which offers thousands of free, Printable Restaurant Coupons. ShopAtHome.com's collection of Free Restaurant Coupons includes offers at national chains as well as at local restaurants. Consumers can search by zip code to find Restaurant Coupons near them.
ShopAtHome.com offers thousands of free coupons for some of the top restaurants in the nation, including Arby's, Ben & Jerry's, Dominos Pizza and more. ShopAtHome.com is proud to provide Restaurant Coupons free of charge to all registered users who have the Free Shopping Toolbar on their computer. The toolbar also provides automatic alerts when new coupons are available.
To celebrate the launch of Free Restaurant Coupons, ShopAtHome.com is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Restaurant.com to the first 500 active users who download the Free Shopping Toolbar! Entry requirements can be found on our Restaurant Coupons Giveaway page.
"My wife and I love going out to eat and it is so exciting when we can save money while we're at it," said Marc Braunstein, president and co-founder of ShopAtHome.com. "ShopAtHome.com makes it easy for customers to use coupons wherever they eat out - whether it is at the local pizza shop down the street or at an upscale dining restaurant in the neighborhood"."
In addition to the new selection of Free Restaurant Coupons, ShopAtHome.com offers more than 100,000 online coupons at more than 20,000 stores. In 2009 alone, nearly 31 million people shopped through ShopAtHome.com, saving money through the use of coupons and earning millions of dollars in Cash Back rewards.
Founded by Marc and Claudia Braunstein in 1986, ShopAtHome.com is one of the Web's longest running and most trusted coupon and Cash Back sites. This year alone, more than 31 million consumers have used ShopAtHome.com's Cash Back and coupon services to book hotels and flights or purchase computers, gifts, business supplies, toys and more. ShopAtHome.com is a division of the Belcaro Group, Inc. located in Denver, Colo. and is a member of the Better Business Bureau. For more information, find us at http://www.ShopAtHome.com, become a fan on our Facebook coupons page, follow us to get Twitter coupons, and check out our Coupons Blog.
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3D Coverage of the Masters Leaves a Lasting Impression
SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 15 -- In a never-before-seen perspective of Augusta National Golf Club, the 2010 Masters Tournament was the first to be broadcast live in 3D, and viewers who had the opportunity to experience the next-generation technology agreed - it was impressive.
To produce the 3D images, Sony HD cameras rolled on the second nine with two hours of live afternoon 3D coverage available throughout the four tournament rounds. Comcast used its fiber network to carry the 3D production feed to the Comcast Media Center where it was packaged for distribution to cable systems, the official Masters Web site at http://www.masters.com, as well as Sony BRAVIA 3D TV sets throughout Augusta National's grounds.
"Sony technology has been a big part of the Masters' history, and we were thrilled to be the first to shoot the tournament in 3D for the first time," said Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics executive vice president and chief marketing officer. "The feedback we received from those who viewed golf live and in 3D on our 3D BRAVIA TVs was overwhelming... we received a lot of 'wows,' and are excited to enhance the 3D sports experience for consumers."
"We were honored to help the Masters with their ground-breaking 3D production," said Derek Harrar, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast. "The spectacular 3D images the Masters shot with Sony cameras located around the course made consumers feel like they were right in the gallery watching the world's best golfers up close."
The new Sony BRAVIA 3D TV sets will be in stores this summer. The LX900 model, which is currently on display at Sony Style stores across the country, offers integrated 3D functionality with a built-in 3D transmitter and ships with two pair of Sony's 3D active shutter glasses, while the HX900 and HX800-series are 3D capable by adding the 3D transmitter and Sony 3D active shutter glasses (both to be sold separately).
Source: Sony Electronics
CONTACT: Elizabeth Boukis of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-408-352-4593,
BT and One Economy Partner to Train Youth as Broadband Ambassadors for Older Generation
Program Will Help Low Income Youth Train Older Adults On Using Technology
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, April 15 -- BT and One Economy Corporation have joined forces to create a cross-generational, digital inclusion program aimed at equipping youth from low-income neighborhoods to support older adult family and community members on using information communications technology effectively. The goal of the digital literacy program is to help both low-income youth and older adults develop skills that will improve their lives and help them enter the economic mainstream.
In support of the digital literacy partnership, and leveraging BT's existing Internet Rangers program(1) in the UK, BT is providing One Economy with a grant of $200,000 over the course of two years to fund the development of an online platform for young people to teach adults how to use the internet. In addition, the joint program will create volunteering opportunities for BT employees in the United States to engage with One Economy in digital literacy training at a grass-roots level.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to expand BT's social and economic sustainability impact across to the US through this partnership," said Michael Boustridge, president, BT Global Services Multi-National Corporations. "We believe One Economy, an established and well respected organization with a commitment to helping break down the barriers to broadband adoption, is exactly the right partner for us. We also think the timing couldn't be better as we see our efforts reflecting the goals of the recently announced National Broadband Plan, which addresses adoption of digital literacy for the senior population."
The program will be built on the individual successes of BT's Internet Ranger's program in the UK and One Economy's "Digital Connectors"(1), a curriculum based digital literacy program that immerses low income youth in certified technology training and prepares participants to enter the 21st century workforce.
"We are delighted to collaborate with BT to launch this new program, which combines two successful models from both of our organizations to create a powerful, multi-generational digital literacy program," said Moustafa Mourad, Interim President and CEO, One Economy. "In addition to their investment in this program, having BT employees volunteer their expertise and time to digital literacy efforts is invaluable to helping One Economy improve the lives of low income youth and older adults through the power of technology."
The grant to One Economy is part of BT's corporate Country Charity Partnership program, a company-wide global initiative and a key component of BT's global CSR program. The US program is the first in a series of four pilot programs to be sponsored by BT in various countries over the next two years, aimed at supporting community investment through education and the transfer of ICT skills - a natural fit with BT's overall CSR strategy.
One Economy is a global non-profit organization that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people. More than 17 million people have used One Economy's online tools and resources to build better lives. Learn more at http://www.one-economy.com. To date, One Economy has launched on-the-ground programs in 42 U.S. states, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to our customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband and internet products and services and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale.
In the year ended 31 March 2009, BT Group's revenue was 21,390 million pounds.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
Social media site offers Brazilians one place to share all of their media, easily and securely, in their native language
BOCA RATON, Fla., April 15 -- Multiply (http://multiply.com/), one of the world's leading media sharing services, has launched a Portuguese-language version of its website, making it accessible to Brazilians who are interested in an easy, secure way to share media, including high-resolution photos and soon high-definition video with their friends and family. On a monthly basis, more than 2 million Brazilians visit Multiply's English language site, which offers unlimited storage, along with photo-editing tools and the ability to create print products such as photo books and calendars.
"Multiply is already the destination of choice for Brazilians to store, share and do more with their valuable photos and videos than on social sites such as Facebook or Orkut, and we're proud to make the site available in their native language," says Peter Pezaris, Multiply's founder and CEO. "Multiply is now accessible to so many more people who want one place to share all of their media easily and securely, with the types of comprehensive tools and granular privacy controls that only Multiply offers."
The translation of Multiply from English to Portuguese was largely done by the site's Brazilian users, who submitted and voted on translations using a tool developed by Multiply.
About Multiply Inc.
Based in Boca Raton, FL, Multiply offers its members a comprehensive media management solution with social tools that allow them to share personal content safely and securely with a relevant audience of real-life personal contacts. The only mainstream social network with a fully integrated photo finishing solution, Multiply makes it easy for members to order photo-centric products right from their accounts, and Members enjoy the benefit of permanent storage and back ups of their original resolution media files. Multiply's best of breed privacy controls appeal to a growing number of individuals who are not only concerned with privacy issues surrounding other social networks, but who value content created by their real-world friends and family. Multiply is privately held with backing by VantagePoint Venture Partners, Point Judith Capital, Transcosmos and private investors. For more information, visit http://multiply.com/.
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CONTACT: Press, Marc Bernstein of Multiply, Inc., +1-561-443-5566 ext.
Datotel Continues Growth, Moves All Employees to Downtown St. Louis
To Celebrate Move, Datotel Will Help Foster St. Louis Entrepreneurialism By Providing 10 St. Louis IT Entrepreneur Network Companies Free Cloud-Computing Technology
ST. LOUIS, April 15 -- To commemorate continued growth and the transfer of all employees to its Downtown St. Louis headquarters, Datotel, LLC, a state-of-the-art cloud-computing and colocation provider, is unveiling a program to advance St. Louis entrepreneurialism by investing more than $120,000 of free cloud-computing services to 10 IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN) members.
Formerly housed in two offices--an administrative office in O'Fallon and the data center in Downtown St. Louis--Datotel will now be completely headquartered in the Globe Democrat building in Downtown St. Louis. The company's 36 employees will now perform cloud-computing and colocation services, tasks and offerings of all levels from this growing single location. To dovetail with customer growth, in early April, Datotel began a major investment to double its data center's cooling infrastructure that will facilitate the addition of more cloud-computing capacity and clients.
"Moving all our employees to one location is key to the growth of Datotel's business and cloud-computing offerings," said David Brown, president of Datotel. "Downtown has a buzz and energy that we feel is important for a tech company and part of the image we want to communicate to our customers and the public. Our Downtown office provides more room for growth and is more centrally located for our wide variety of clients. At the same time, to help build Downtown buzz and fulfill Datotel's core value of bettering the community in which we work, our employees plan to participate in Downtown volunteer efforts and advocate for Downtown St. Louis."
To celebrate Datotel's further evolution from a tiny, entrepreneurial start-up to a full-fledged business with national headquarters, Datotel is partnering with the IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN) to identify 10 burgeoning companies and help their development with free cloud computing services for one year. Each company will be eligible for $1,000 per month of Datotel's cloud-computing services for free for a total investment of $120,000 into the ITEN network of companies and St. Louis community.
"When I began Datotel six years ago as a start-up, we were like many of these companies," explained Brown. "We scratched and clawed our way into growth, finally getting to where we are today. Knowing how hard that can be, I want to make sure Datotel makes it easier on local start-ups to foster their own growth and the business development of our region. I see firsthand the deeply innovative talent pool St. Louis has and I want to help it thrive."
All of ITEN's 120 members will be eligible for winning these services. A Datotel and ITEN committee will base selection of the 10 winners on the following parameters and criteria:
-- Quality of innovative use of technology
-- How cloud computing services will help the company achieve its
-- How the company takes an active role in bettering the community in
which we live and work
"ITEN aims to be a catalyst for the emergence of a thriving entrepreneurial community, and many of the companies in our network are gaining traction in areas such as consumer electronics, media and social networking," said Jim Brasunas, director, ITEN. "We are excited to partner with Datotel on this new program that will go a long way to helping companies that have a lot of promise."
As companies grow, cloud computing makes it easier for them to add resources. Cloud computing allows companies to gain access to virtualized and dynamically scalable computing resources on an as-needed basis. For example, these resources can be as granular as pure CPU cycles provided by utility and grid computing environments or software as a service (SaaS)-based environments. "For companies that can grow in fits and spurts like many start-ups, cloud computing is ideal," said Brown.
Datotel and ITEN will open the program for entries on April 19 and select the 10 winners in June. Cloud computing services for each winner will then begin as soon as possible.
St. Louis-based Datotel is a provider of cloud computing environments and colocation services from its carrier-class data center facility, complemented by a full suite of IT services to manage technology systems. Datotel has a $10 million state-of-the-art colocation facility managed and designed to provide IT infrastructures and systems a secure, stable and highly available environment. Datotel does regular work for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to not-for-profits. For more information, call 314-241-9101, visit http://www.datotel.com or follow the company on Twitter and Facebook.
About IT Entrepreneur Network
IT Entrepreneur Network (ITEN), http://www.itenstl.org, is a catalyst for the emergence of a thriving entrepreneurial community for innovative technology ventures in the greater St. Louis region. Founded in 2008, ITEN supports more than 100 start-up companies through mentoring, networking, services and programs. The ITEN network connects early-stage companies to the opportunities and resources they need to grow, including investors looking for promising early-stage deals, veteran entrepreneurs with expertise in successful early stage ventures and a diverse team of mentors from a variety of business disciplines. ITEN is an initiative of the St. Louis IT Coalition and Innovate St. Louis.
Andy Belval, Datotel, 314-241-9101,
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CA Announces Support for Enterprise Deployment and Management of Windows 7
CA Customers Already Taking Advantage of Automated, End-to-End Processes that Enable a Seamless Transition to the New Operating System
ISLANDIA, N.Y., April 15 -- CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA) today announced that it is delivering support for the deployment and management of the Microsoft® Windows® 7 operating system (OS). This new capability, provided within CA's proven IT Client Manager solution, is designed to help organizations to streamline the transition to Windows 7, increase productivity, reduce risk by providing for desktop security, maintain end-user productivity, lower ongoing support issues, and to reduce the overall cost of the deployment.
"With Microsoft having announced the end of mainstream support for Windows XP, it's time for the majority of enterprises that have not yet deployed Windows 7 to make the move," said Roger Pilc, corporate senior vice president and general manager of CA's Virtualization and Service Automation Business Unit. "CA is here to help our customers achieve a seamless transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 with a solution that is designed to automate every step of the process."
Customers are already taking advantage of CA's system migration capabilities intended to enable the management, movement and maintenance of user data, settings and preferences during PC change initiatives such as a transition to Windows 7. CA IT Client Manager has a global market presence with over 1,000 customers worldwide.
"Baker Tilly was one of the earliest adopters of Windows 7, using CA's IT Client Manager to migrate over 2,000 PCs from Windows XP to an early release candidate of Windows 7 over the course of four weeks last June," explained David Hilland, deputy IT director at Baker Tilly, an independent member of Baker Tilly International, one of the world's largest networks of accounting firms. "When Windows 7 was released this year, we used CA IT Client Manager in conjunction with CA Desktop Migration Manager, which enabled us to cut migration time down to 2.5 weeks. We are very pleased with CA IT Client Manager's comprehensive approach to the system deployment process, from planning and implementation, to process management and reporting. By using CA products, we were able to reduce deployment time in half and do so with minimal impact to the users."
"For enterprises, the benefits of Windows 7-- improved security, end-user productivity and manageability -- are appealing, and organizations shouldn't balk at upgrading because of worries about complexity, time and costs," said Mauricio Ulargui, director of Windows Deployment at Microsoft Corporation. "We believe CA's automated solution can reduce transition time to a matter of days, helping save both time and money while dramatically simplifying the overall deployment process."
CA addresses every step of the Windows 7 deployment process with a comprehensive solution set and methodology based on industry best practices. Using CA, customers can better automate the strategic, business-critical processes associated with the system deployment, including:
-- Project planning and infrastructure assessment
-- Tracking PC inventory
-- Enabling application compatibility assessment
-- Creation and management of images
-- Deployment of supplemental applications
-- Migration of the end-users data and settings
-- Management, servicing and reporting on the entire automated process
-- Support for technology that helps ease the transition to Windows 7,
including Windows XP Mode, VMware ThinApp and Microsoft App-V
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Bayer Advanced(TM) Unveils a New Web Site Designed for Every Lawn and Garden Enthusiast
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 15 -- Bayer Advanced(TM), a leader in innovative lawn and garden solutions, has unveiled a new Web site designed to educate, engage and interact with lawn and garden enthusiasts at any level of expertise.
Whether you're a new homeowner with your first lawn, an urbanite with a patio or an avid gardener that is looking for fresh, new ideas, the new BayerAdvanced.com is one bookmark that every gardener needs to have at their fingertips.
"We're excited to connect with gardeners through our new Web site," said Chris Bremen, Head of Marketing for Bayer Advanced. "BayerAdvanced.com is a fast and easy way to navigate the products and solutions we offer our customers but also a great resource for information regarding all types of gardening activities."
With bolder, stronger graphics and better navigation, BayerAdvanced.com is an easier and faster way to access information. The new site features:
-- Learning Center - In one convenient location, you can access articles,
videos and interactive guides that serve as a virtual library of
gardening information. This section will only continue to grow as new
topics and tips are added throughout the year.
-- Find a Product - All current Bayer Advanced products are categorized
and indexed within this section for easy access. By rolling over a
product image, you can instantly see the front label for reference.
Once you click through to the product page, all size information,
common questions and answers, along with the full, downloadable
product label, are available with one click of the mouse. Even rebates
are instantly accessible through side tabs.
-- Locate a Store - By utilizing Google Maps, all store locations can be
found through a ZIP code or city search, down to the street level. You
are also given the option to search for large retailers or smaller,
locally owned retailers, depending on your preference.
In the upcoming year, new platforms and updates will constantly be added to the site including an enhanced, geo-targeted program for those who register on the site as well as new videos and mobile functionality.
"BayerAdvanced.com will grow from this point forward," said Bremen. "We will be utilizing analytical tools to continue to understand what exactly gardeners are looking for and we will be able to tailor the content and usage of the site to cater to those needs. You can expect more great things to come from here on out."
About Bayer Advanced(TM)
Bayer Advanced is one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States. Driven by innovative thinking and category-leading research, Bayer Advanced provides innovative and effective solutions that help consumers grow beautiful lawns and gardens and protect their landscapes from pests, weeds and diseases.
Always read and follow label directions before using Bayer Advanced products. Bayer®, the Bayer Cross®, and Bayer Advanced(TM) are trademarks of Bayer. Visit http://www.bayeradvanced.com for more information and to view how-to videos, or call 1-877-BAYERAG.
Bayer Advanced is a business group of Bayer CropScience LP, the U.S. affiliate of Bayer CropScience AG. Bayer Advanced, Bayer CropScience LP, and Bayer CropScience AG are part of the Bayer AG family, a FORTUNE Global 500 company.
About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global work force of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Visit http://www.bayercropscience.com for more details.
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Maxthon Adds GPU Rendering for Smoother Text on Web Pages
BEIJING, April 15 -- Browser developer Maxthon International this week announced a technical preview version of the upcoming Maxthon 3.0 that uses a computer's graphics processing unit (GPU), a microprocessor on a PC's graphics card, to display smoother text on Web pages.
GPU rendering will be used in conjunction with Webkit, one of two code sets that make up Maxthon 3.0's hybrid rendering engine. The engine translates a Web's page's HTML code into text and graphics displayed on the PC's screen. The other code set is Trident, used to optimize older Web pages written for Internet Explorer's vintage display standards. Maxthon's rendering engine switches automatically between the two code interpreters depending on the type of Web page the browser is opening.
The accompanying illustration's enlargements show that fonts are noticeably smoother and cleaner with GPU rendering enabled, particularly on curves and diagonal lines.
Jeff Chen, CEO of Maxthon, said the current implementation of GPU rendering is merely an initial step. The final version will be more powerful and will support more features, Chen said.
GPU rendering is widely used in Windows applications, but it is fairly new to Web browsers. The only two other browsers known to use GPU rendering are Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox. Essentially the technology uses the power of the graphics processor to display Web page graphics and text using, respectively, the Direct2D and DirectWrite Windows APIs. Web pages look better and load faster as a result.
Almost a year after the initial release of Maxthon 3.0 Alpha, Maxthon has just released the final Alpha version and will soon officially move to the Beta stage. Chen said Maxthon had not rushed features during the Alpha stage but focused on the foundations supporting the program and worked on various aspects of Webkit, including the implementation of GPU rendering.
FINCAD Launches Educational Program for Corporate Treasuries
Series provides corporate treasuries with critical strategies and tools to manage financial instruments
VANCOUVER, April 15 -- FINCAD, the trusted provider of derivatives analytics, has launched its online educational program aimed to help corporate treasuries better manage their financial risk.
Developed by FINCAD's global team of derivatives experts, the FINCAD Online Educational Program is a complimentary offering to inform and help treasurers across the globe mitigate their derivative risk.
The program includes an ongoing series of webinars, videos and whitepapers created by FINCAD and industry experts in the financial market on current industry trends, necessary best practices on topics including counterparty risk exposure, transparency, and the impact of pending regulatory changes (IFRS 7) and existing regulations such as FAS 157 and IAS 39.
Later this month, FINCAD will also launch its online Derivatives Transparency Scorecard that will allow financial professionals to determine the level of transparency and auditor-readiness of their derivative valuation process.
As part of this program, FINCAD is offering a complimentary webinar with Celent Research on April 22, 2010 titled Treasury Transparency: Critical Strategies for Auditor-Ready Derivative Valuations. This one hour online session will provide seven critical steps that every company needs to know in order to set up a transparent derivatives valuation process. Register for the webinar today.
"We understand that now more than ever, having the right tools and knowledge on how to best manage financial risk is critical to the success of companies, yet training time and budgets are very limited," said Bob Park, President and CEO, FINCAD. "We're committed to equipping corporate financial professionals with critical information and strategies for best practices in financial risk management. The online nature of our program provides ease of access and allows treasuries to leverage our complimentary training materials at their convenience."
Founded in 1990, FINCAD provides software and services supporting the valuation and risk management of cross-asset class derivatives and fixed income securities to banks, corporate treasuries, asset management firms, auditors, and governments. FINCAD is the industry standard for financial analytics used by more than 35,000 financial professionals in over 80 countries. Over 70 FINCAD Alliance Partners embed FINCAD analytics within their solutions.
SRS Labs Delivers Industry's First Audio Solution Designed Specifically for New 3D HDTVs
New SRS CircleCinema 3D Delivers Three-Dimensional Audio, Completing Next-Generation Entertainment Experience
SANTA ANA, Calif., April 15 -- SRS Labs (NASDAQ: SRSL), the industry leader in surround sound, audio, and voice technologies, today introduced CircleCinema(TM) 3D, an advanced audio solution designed specifically to complete the 3D HDTV experience.
CircleCinema 3D is the first new audio solution designed and developed exclusively at SRS' state-of-the-art Advanced Rendering Lab (ARL(TM)). To deliver 3D audio, ARL engineers equipped CircleCinema 3D with the ability to render an immersive three-dimensional soundstage utilizing a combination of state-of-the-art SRS surround and adaptive tuning technologies. The resulting audio performance is distinctively more immersive with wider surround and a significantly more natural positioning of audio for both 2D and 3D content.
"Having the opportunity to enjoy a theater-like 3D experience in the home is quickly capturing the imagination of people everywhere," said Allen H. Gharapetian, Vice President of Marketing for SRS Labs. "Nevertheless, it's immediately apparent that a stunning 3D picture needs to be accompanied by equally stunning 3D audio, so we took the challenge seriously and came up with a new approach to bring realistically natural 3D audio to our TV manufacturing partners and make it possible for them to deliver on the promise of the true in-home three-dimensional entertainment experience."
SRS' Advanced Rendering Lab is dedicated to developing a series of new audio solutions geared to go well beyond traditional "surround sound" producing 3D audio as remarkably vivid as 3D video. The first of a series of advanced 3D audio solutions, SRS CircleCinema 3D is aimed for today's 3D televisions and is available for immediate deployment from several leading SoC platform providers.
With over 250 million SRS-enabled flat panel TVs shipped worldwide since the beginning of 2001 and 19 out of top 20 TV brands using a wide variety of SRS audio technologies today in their HDTVs, SRS occupies a unique position in the industry as the de facto standard in TV audio. And, with nearly 150 granted and pending audio processing patents including specific patents for elevating the sound image and optimizing center channel performance, SRS is the most experienced and innovative audio company in the market capable of addressing the challenges associated with delivering a real 3D audio experience for the upcoming 3D TVs.
SRS CircleCinema 3D intuitively makes it possible for HDTV audio to keep pace, step-for-step, with its high-definition visual counterpart by delivering unmatched crisp and clear surround audio through the TV's pre-installed speaker set or through multi-channel home theater speaker systems. Matching SRS' hallmark performance standards, CircleCinema 3D allows end-users to enjoy an immersive audio experience with powerful bass and crystal clear dialog.
Several DTV SoC providers including Broadcom Corporation, Cirrus Logic and MediaTek will support and implement CircleCinema 3D. A recent industry study conducted by CEA estimated 4.5 million 3D TVs will ship by the end of 2010. And, while 3D TVs require consumers to wear special 3D glasses to view the 3D content, SRS CircleCinema 3D achieves its 3D audio performance without the need for any additional audio gear.
About SRS Labs, Inc.
Founded in 1993, SRS Labs is the industry leader in audio signal processing for consumer electronics. Beginning with the audio technologies originally developed at Hughes Aircraft, SRS Labs holds over 150 worldwide patents and is recognized by the industry as the foremost authority in research and application of human auditory principles. Through partnerships with leading global CE companies, semiconductor manufacturers and software partners, SRS audio, surround sound and voice processing technologies have been included in over one billion electronic products sold worldwide including HDTVs, mobile phones, portable media devices, PCs and automotive entertainment. In fact, SRS Labs is the de-facto standard of HDTV audio processing with nine of the top ten name brand flat panel TVs featuring SRS technology. Additionally, SRS Labs surround sound solutions provide the professional broadcast and recording industries with high-performance production, back-haul, storage, and transmission capability. SRS Labs supports manufacturers worldwide with offices in the U.S., China, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For more information, visit http://www.srslabs.com.
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Cardo Systems Launches the scala rider(R) G4(TM) PowerSet Bluetooth(R) Intercom System - TWO HEADSETS INCLUDED
Operational in Minutes, With TWO Factory-Paired, Bluetooth STEREO Headsets for Bike to Bike Intercom Communication Up to One Mile* Right Out of the Box!
PITTSBURGH, April 15 -- Cardo Systems, Inc., the world's market leader in wireless Bluetooth communications for motorcycle helmet headsets, today launched the brand new scala rider® G4(TM) PowerSet, an intercom communication system featuring two factory-paired units of the most feature-rich bike-to-bike Bluetooth headsets on the market. The system contains two scala rider G4 headsets, for bike to bike intercom communication up to one mile* -creating a new industry standard. With the addition of a third paired G4 unit, three separate bikers can talk to each other as well. Two scala rider G4 PowerSet systems, four headsets in total, can be used together in full duplex intercom communication between two couples on two bikes traveling within a distance of up to one mile between each other.
Right out of the box, bikers can start communicating using the paired devices, creating a safe, convenient and enjoyable communication experience. In addition to intercom communication, Each G4 can connect with virtually any portable Bluetooth device including mobile phones, MP3 players and compatible GPS units (for in-helmet voice instructions). It can also connect with non-Bluetooth MP3 players and GPS units via its embedded jack, and the entire line of scala rider headsets.** Both can transmit STEREO music from any MP3 player with A2DP capability. Incoming intercom messages and mobile phone calls automatically override MP3 music. Each G4 headset can be actively connected to one Bluetooth device and two other scala rider headsets at one time.
"The brand new scala rider G4 PowerSet increases the range that motorcyclists can enjoy speaking with each other and also extends the number of bikers who can speak on intercom at once with full duplex," said Abraham Glezerman, CEO of Cardo Systems, Inc. "The pair of headsets included in this package is packed with features that our customers have requested."
Each scala rider G4 comes equipped with a built-in FM radio with RDS, empowering riders with the ability to scan and seek stations and to save favorites utilizing the six-station channel memory. Voice-recognition (for answering, dialing or rejecting calls), multilingual spoken status announcements (to report incoming and outgoing connections) and AGC technology for automatic volume adjustments (based on ambient noise and driving speed) all contribute to completely hands-free communication and enjoyment.
Working with virtually all motorcycle helmets, the scala rider G4 PowerSet is available with noise-canceling microphones for the highest communication quality. The devices' rechargeable li-polymer batteries allow for up to 10 hours of talk-time and 7-days standby time.
The new scala rider G4 PowerSet is now available through select distributors, retail outlets, specialty motorcycle shops, and directly from the Cardo Systems web site at http://www.cardosystems.com with a suggested retail price of $489.95.
*results may vary according to terrain
**reduced operational range when connected to earlier scala rider models
About Cardo Systems, Inc.
Cardo Systems, Inc., headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, has specialized in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of state-of-the-art communication and entertainment systems for motorcycle helmets since 2003. Cardo's scala rider line of headsets, now available in over 50 countries, is the world's best selling Bluetooth system for the motorcycle industry. For more information call (412) 788-4533.
Source: Cardo Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Belinda Banks of SSPR, +1-609-750-9110, Belinda@sspr.com, for
Cardo Systems, Inc.
Telekom Brunei Launches Advanced Wholesale Services With Redknee
TORONTO, April 15, 2010--
- Further Investment Enhances Partner Settlement and Minimizes Revenue
Redknee (http://www.redknee.com/) (TSX:RKN), a leading provider of
business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for
communications service providers, today announced that Brunei's premier
telecoms operator, Telekom Brunei Berhad (TelBru), is already experiencing
the benefits of its upgrade to Redknee's interconnect billing solution,
InBill (http://www.redknee.com/products/inbill?PHPSESSID(equal sign
)c7e6783453be8672326d605374a7594c). Since its launch of the upgraded solution
in January 2010, TelBru is maximizing the value of its fixed line network by
effectively and efficiently managing multi-party wholesale billing
settlements and better detection of revenue leakage.
TelBru's upgrade to Redknee's latest release of InBill was in response to
its growing fixed line traffic and evolving interconnect requirements due to
the expansion of its network of partners and the rollout of new services. The
flexible and highly scalable interconnect billing solution enables TelBru to
address its changing market needs and supports the launch of innovative
service offerings, such as fixed line prepaid services and voice over IP. In
addition, due to the enhanced performance and seamless workflow, TelBru is
experiencing significantly faster resolution of settlement agreements and
improved accuracy and processing of reports, allowing TelBru to reassign
resources and concentrate on its customers.
Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO, Redknee said:
"This further investment validates Redknee's proven experience in
delivering market leading monetization solutions, which enable our customers
to respond to their changing needs. At Redknee, we are continuing our
investment in solutions that serve the high growth markets of Africa, the
Middle East and Asia Pacific, along with the Tier-1 markets of the Americas,
Europe and Australia, to support the success of our customers and the
execution of our growth strategy."
InBill is part of Redknee's portfolio of monetization solutions, which
provides operators with greater visibility into network transactions in order
to achieve converged settlement and accurate interconnect billing. InBill
helps service providers maximize the value of their network with a
comprehensive and cost-effective interconnect, wholesale, MVNO and content
settlement software solution. Based on a decade of proven reliability to
resolve and reconcile disputes rapidly, InBill can address multi-party
settlement requirements and manage the most complex interconnect agreements,
resulting in more accurate wholesale billing and better dispute resolution.
Additionally, InBill's advanced reporting capabilities help operators
confidently make strategic decisions using data they have difficulty finding
elsewhere. Through its InBill solution, Redknee is supporting the wholesale
billing needs of service providers, including tier 1 operators, in the EMEA,
APAC and Americas regions.
Redknee is a leading global provider of innovative communication software
products, solutions and services. Redknee's award-winning solutions enable
operators to monetize the value of each subscriber transaction while
personalizing the subscriber experience to meet mainstream, niche and
individual market segment requirements. Redknee's revenue generating
solutions provide advanced converged billing, rating, charging and policy for
voice, messaging and new generation data services to over 70 network
operators in over 50 countries. Established in 1999, Redknee Solutions Inc.
(TSX: RKN) is the parent of the wholly-owned operating subsidiary Redknee
Inc. and its various subsidiaries. References to Redknee refer to the
combined operations of those entities. For more information, visit http://www.redknee.com.
About TelBru: TelBru, the Brunei's premier telecommunication company,
provides comprehensive ICT services to Brunei Darussalam estimated population
of 370,000 people. Being the pioneer of broadband technology through
deployment of NGN, TelBru remain steadfast to the convergence of facilities
and infrastructures advancement in the country, whilst seeking opportunities
for strategic investments internationally.
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Mobilefilmworks(TM) Releases Beta Streaming Service for Indie Movies to Mobile
Available on PC, Blackberry, Android, iPhone and the iPad
ATLANTA, April 15 -- Mobile entertainment firm Mobilefilmworks, Inc. debuts today its beta service that makes instant streaming of full-length feature movies available on-demand to millions of mobile phone users. Mobilefilmworks(TM) is now available via the mobile web on all four major U.S. carriers and initially across 30 different handset devices, including the iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, Palm, Windows Mobile and many high-end feature phones, potentially reaching over 250 million subscribers.
The highly anticipated Mobilefilmworks(TM) product has been in development for the last year. During this time, Mobilefilmworks perfected the streaming technology, security and inked deals with Film Festivals, and Film Makers.
To access Mobilefilmworks(TM), consumers go to m.mobilefilmworks.com on their phone, and use a credit card to rent and stream individual movies. Then they simply use their phone's web browser to access the movie instantly, no need to wait for download or syncing to a PC. Mobilefilmworks(TM) Movies selection of films includes titles from emerging independent film makers from around the world.
"Mobilefilmworks(TM) is one of the first companies to give mass audiences instant access to quality, full-length independent movies on their cell phones," said Mobilefilmworks, Inc. CEO Jeannie Collins. "This is made possible through technology we developed and the relationships we've created with film festivals, and distributors. We're also able to offer all of our rich media services to recently released iPad, and the huge number of consumers who carry other mobile handsets."
Demand for instant mobile entertainment continues to grow. According to market research firm Gartner, smart-phone sales topped 40 million units in the U.S. for second quarter 2009, a year-over-year increase of 27 percent. Mobilefilmworks(TM) own extensive user testing and consumer surveys reveal strong consumer demand for instant streaming Mobile Movies: 78% of respondents were more likely to use a mobile movie service that doesn't require any downloads or wait time. 74% said it would frustrate them to have to wait 10 minutes or longer for a mobile download.
At launch, Mobilefilmworks(TM) has agreements with Film Festivals and Film Makers that grant them the rights to allow streaming movies, as well as access to both new releases and past movies. Mobilefilmworks(TM) plans to announce additional content partners this year to expand its movie catalog - in the coming months it expects to give fans access to thousands of movies over a hundred handset devices.
Mobilefilmworks(TM) is a mobile entertainment company that delivers indie movies to mobile customers across 10 wireless carriers. The popularity of Mobilefilmworks(TM) products is due to its technology and strong partnerships with major Film Festivals. Mobilefilmworks(TM) is one of the first mobile entertainment companies in North America to offer full-length independent films to mobile devices. In the U.S., Mobilefilmworks(TM) entertainment services are available across all major carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Mobilefilmworks(TM) is on the Web at http://www.mobilefilmworks.com.
Magic Software Expands Presence in Eastern Europe With New Polish Distributor - Connect Distribution
Connect Distribution to distribute uniPaaS application platform and iBOLT business integration suite to new customers throughout Poland
OR-YEHUDA, Israel, April 15 -- Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:MGIC), a global provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions, today announced an agreement with Connect Distribution Sp. z o.o. for the distribution of Magic Software's uniPaaS business application platform and iBOLT business integration suite to new customers and partners throughout the Polish territory.
Magic Software is expanding its long-term presence in Poland and plans to add a number of new distribution partners in Eastern Europe over the coming months. The addition of the uniPaaS application platform and iBOLT business integration suite to Connect Distribution's portfolio enables the company to offer new IT capabilities to medium and large enterprises in the Polish market and to increase its footprint in the application and integration software markets.
Chris Szubert, General Manager for Connect Distribution commented on the agreement, "As a value added software distributor we have been looking for quite some time for a good and solid provider of application platforms and business integration solutions. Magic Software is definitely one of these as well as a great complementary vendor to our extensive software portfolio - delivering technology, simplicity and in the end, business productivity."
uniPaaS application platform enables enterprises and software vendors to build client/server applications and rich internet applications (RIA) targeting the latest technologies such as Cloud computing, mobile phones and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings. The iBOLT business integration suite is based upon the same business-ready, code-free technology stack as uniPaaS. The product is able to simplify the integration of business applications including ERP, CRM, logistics, supply chain management and other enterprise systems.
Ran Lewinski, Distribution General Manager for Magic Software also commented, "We are very pleased to be working with Connect Distribution, a highly respected value-added IT distributor with a great deal of experience in the area of advanced information technology solutions. Our agreement will help us to continue expanding our presence in Eastern Europe and to introduce new Polish enterprises and ISVs to our fast, productive and cost-efficient technologies for any size or scope of business application development, deployment or integration needs."
-- Read more about the uniPaaS application platform
-- White Paper: 6 Tips for Building Mobile Enterprise Applications in
-- White Paper: The new 5 Essentials for Building Business Applications
-- Download the FREE uniPaaS Discovery Edition
-- Download the FREE uniPaaS RIA Demo
-- Find out more about iBOLT
-- iBOLT White Papers
-- iBOLT customer stories
Notes for Editors
uniPaaS is an application platform enabling Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to deliver business applications with minimal project risk and associated costs.
Business-Ready Application Development
uniPaaS' ready-made business application engine (metadata engine) allows developers to bypass the intensive code-writing stage and move more quickly and cost-efficiently to a full business application delivery. This results in fewer project failures and more ability to meet budget and timeline requirements.
Multiple Deployment Capability
With uniPaaS, developers can build an application once and then deploy in multiple modes, including; desktop, client/server, HTML web applications and web 2.0 rich internet applications. Multiple application versions can be more cost-effectively maintained as they are based on the same single development effort and codebase.
Mobile Application Support
The latest versions of uniPaaS make Windows Mobile access to RIA and SaaS as easy as Desktop access. This improves application availability for employees working out of the office. Mobile access also allows technicians and field staff using hand-held computing devices to directly access their business applications and be constantly connected to the organization's back-end systems.
Full .NET integration
With full .NET integration for PC's and mobile devices, uniPaaS enables enterprise IT departments and ISVs to create rich internet business applications that maximize the capabilities of the client platform user interface while providing complete connectivity to external devices and easier re-use of existing .NET code and assemblies.
iBOLT is a code-free business and process integration suite. The product works natively with systems such as SAP Business One, SAP Business All in One, SAP R/3, Salesforce.com, Oracle JD Edwards, IBM i applications and databases (AS/400), Lotus Notes applications, forms and databases, Health Care systems using HL7, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Sharepoint, EDI systems, and many more. iBOLT has won SAP's quality and innovation awards for three consecutive years, from 2006 to 2008.
About Connect Distribution
Connect Distribution Sp. z o.o., was founded in 1998. The company is a specialized distributor of IT solutions with added value. Connect Distribution delivers the highest quality, world class software solutions backed up with consulting and technical support, for both the Polish and Eastern European markets. The company specializes in the newest, advanced technological solutions of proven reliability and high quality. The high level of services provided by Connect Distribution and its partners has been repeatedly appreciated by industry organizations and the media. For more information about Connect Distribution, visit http://connectdistribution.pl/en/company.html.
About Magic Software
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ:MGIC) is a global provider of multi-channel and cloud-enabled application platform solutions - including client/server, Rich Internet Applications (RIA) and mobile - and business and process integration solutions. Magic Software has 13 offices worldwide and a presence in over 50 countries with a global network of ISV's, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers and consulting and OEM partners. The company's award-winning code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities. Magic Software's technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit http://www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about our industry related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Magic is the trademark of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. All other trademarks are the trademarks of their respective owners.
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Vegas Meetings Online Releases Website Version 2.0 for the Small Meetings Sector with Custom Marketing Applications
LAS VEGAS, April 15 -- Vegas Meetings Online (VMOL) today launched version 2.0 of a product directed at providing a digital booking solution for the Small meetings segment for Las Vegas Hotels and Resorts. The latest version provides a new user interface, easy to navigate solution for both professional and non-professional planners alike, as well as those just requiring a block of sleeping rooms and no function space.
Las Vegas has become the ultimate place for conventions and conferences because of the luxury hotels, quality meeting space and all the other events that make Las Vegas so unique. Attracting groups of all sizes to the destination, VMOL has developed a place for the smaller group market to easily manage their events as if they had an entire staff at their fingertips. Meeting planners from small businesses, event planners or even wedding planners can book up to 25 rooms live from a variety of hotels.
VMOL designed and developed a custom site that offers ease of use and built-in marketing applications. The meeting tools allow marketers to upload and store contacts, broadcast emails and surveys, and track results of the campaigns or event.
"The new interface provides an easy four step process that allows the planner to create a meeting, build an agenda, search and book hotel rooms and submit requests for proposal (RFP) to selected hotels...all with the ease of a few mouse clicks," said Mark Whitney, CEO of Vegas Meetings Online.
In addition, we offer booking options for Vegas Shows, Restaurant reservations, Sporting events and golf tee times, all, with the click of a mouse.
About Vegas Meetings Online
Vegas Meetings Online is the authority for all of the happenings in Las Vegas. Whether you want to book a convention for 10 or 10,000, a weekend away with your buddies or girlfriends, a wedding or maybe just a room for you and your spouse, VegasMeetingsOnline.com has you covered. Everything you need from Hotel reservations, Show reservations, Dinner Reservations, Special events or Shopping information can all be found at VegasMeetingsOnline.com. http://www.vegasmeetingsonline.com/
DediPower Offers ISVs Access to Private Cloud, Hybrid and Traditional Managed Hosting Solutions
READING, England, April 15, 2010--
- Delivers Robust, Scalable Infrastructure to Support ISV Applications
and Boost Their End User SLAs
With more Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) embracing the Software as a
Service (SaaS) model, DediPower Managed Hosting aims to help them deploy
their software solutions to more customers, with better reliability and
performance than using on-premise or traditional co-location deployments.
DediPower's comprehensive suite of server and storage solutions for ISVs
includes a managed hosting and managed Private Cloud consulting service,
ranging from initial architectural planning to full-scale, reliable solutions
on its virtualized server platforms or managed dedicated hosting solutions.
By partnering with DediPower, ISVs have access to robust, scalable
infrastructure which not only ensures the success of their software solutions
but also enable ISVs to provide stronger service level agreement (SLAs) to
their end users - a critical component of online service-based delivery.
"Effective hosting can make or break a software solution. Increasingly
ISVs realise that their services must extend beyond software applications to
include the hosting platforms on which they will be delivered," comments
Craig Martin, CEO of DediPower. "Only by doing so can they ensure the uptime
and availability that will make their solution a success."
He adds, "We provide the expert knowledge and best of breed hosting
solutions to help ISVs fast track their way to SaaS and Managed Private Cloud
- and we do it with a passion for support. We operate as an extension of the
ISVs service embracing their business as our own. Trust is a key component
and - with twelve years of experience and a 99% client retention - DediPower
can be relied on to maintain the same pride in delivery as the ISVs
Supporting all leading proprietary and open software platforms, DediPower
solutions offer the highest levels of scalability, availability and
performance possible. DediPower allows full scale hosting platforms to be
delivered in short time frames and to stringent budgets.
Whether developing solutions for sales, accounting, human resources,
creative, CRM or web based applications, DediPower's team of systems
architects can custom design the best server and storage solutions whether it
be a traditional configuration, a fully Managed Private Cloud or a hybrid of
For business critical applications, DediPower also operates two dedicated
data-centres, in parallel, from separate locations linked via a high speed
fibre optic cable to provide full off-site back-up. This ensures real-time
disaster recovery, 100% availability and zero unplanned downtime.
ISVs or SAPs interested in partnering with DediPower should contact Jason
Wheeler, Head of ISV Business Unit on: +44(0)870-252-3681 or e-mail
email@example.com. Or, why not pre-organise a meeting with Jason Wheeler at
Internet World 2010 - DediPower Managed Hosting is stand E5015.
About DediPower Managed Hosting
DediPower is a leading UK provider of managed hosting and data centre
solutions, making the internet and eBusiness innovation a reality for
businesses of all sizes. Focused on delivering service excellence through our
Support with Passion(R) philosophy, DediPower's enterprise class data centres
support business critical applications. Providing innovative solutions and
expertise in dedicated managed hosting, managed private cloud,
virtualisation, multi-server clusters, security, business continuity and
co-location services. DediPower is a winner of numerous hosting awards and is
a Microsoft Gold certified partner and RedHat Ready hosting partner.
DediPower's headquarters is located in Reading Berkshire, UK. For additional
information, visit http://www.dedipower.com and keep up to date with
DediPower via Twitter, http://twitter.com/dedipower.
Toshiba Introduces Highest-Capacity Automotive-Grade HDD to Support Demand for Advanced In-Vehicle Storage
200GB Small Form Factor HDD Sets a New Industry Standard, Targeting the Increasing Capacity Needs of In-Vehicle and Industrial Applications
IRVINE, Calif., April 14 -- Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today strengthened its position as the world's leading manufacturer of automotive-grade HDDs by introducing a new HDD with 200 gigabytes(1) (GB) of storage capacity in a single-platter design.
The 4,200 RPM SATA MK2060GSC is the highest-capacity automotive-grade HDD available and provides vehicle systems manufacturers with the high-capacity storage needed to improve telematics, navigation and entertainment systems, particularly as these systems are being designed to communicate with information and content sources outside the car. This high-capacity automotive storage line will enable carmakers and aftermarket vendors to deliver an improved in-vehicle user experience, while enhancing driver safety.
This introduction builds on Toshiba's existing automotive product line. As of March 2010, Toshiba has shipped 14 million automotive-grade HDDs to the worldwide market, and had 75 percent global market share(2) for shipments in 2009, according to the company's internal sales data. In addition, IDC has forecast that more classes of automobiles will increasingly offer factory in-dashboard infotainment systems that provide audio, video and a variety of navigation information to passengers beginning in model year 2012(3). Consumer desire for multimedia applications and navigation systems integrated into cars has fueled demand for high-capacity HDDs, ensuring migration of these applications beyond the premium vehicle market and into the mainstream.
The MK2060GSC targets telematics and infotainment applications, in which proven performance and capacity are critical. This product line represents a significant innovation in commercial automotive-grade HDD technology, as it doubles the maximum storage capacity available. Other technical benefits to systems manufacturers include a 78 percent improvement in internal transfer rates compared to equivalent products on the market, as well as a faster seek time of 12 milliseconds and extremely quiet "silent seek" operation of 23dB. These features make the MK2060GSC ideal for multimedia, navigation and in-vehicle video recording applications, which require a combination of high storage capacities and rapid data recall.
In addition to its high capacity, the MK2060GSC offers exceptional reliability. This HDD can withstand altitude variations of -300 to 12,000 meters during non-operating and -300 to 5,650 meters while operating, as well as operating temperatures of -30 to +85°C. The new HDD also delivers high levels of operating shock resistance and enhanced vibration resistance. Consequently, telematics systems manufacturers deploying this product in high-quality cars can be confident their products will function normally, despite extreme environmental conditions.
"The next generation of automobile infotainment, connectivity and location-awareness applications will require more innovation and undoubtedly higher storage capacity," said Scott Wright, product manager for Toshiba Storage Device Division. "Our commitment to sustain continued advancement in this product category continues to position Toshiba as the leader for storage components. We are ideally positioned to provide vehicle systems manufacturers with the high-quality, reliable storage technology they need to capitalize on an evolving market opportunity."
In addition to the MK2060GSC, Toshiba also debuts the MK1060GSC as part of this automotive-grade product series, offering 100GB of storage capacity. All of Toshiba's automotive-grade HDDs are suitable for use in many industrial applications requiring extended temperature tolerance. Continuing Toshiba's commitment to reducing environmental impact, these HDDs are fully compliant with RoHS regulation and are halogen-free.
Information and Availability
Toshiba's MKxxGSC series will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2010 for industrial distribution and OEMs. These HDDs are currently being sampled to selected partners for qualification. For more information on Toshiba's line of industry-leading small form factor hard drives, visit http://www.toshibastorage.com.
Model Number MK2060GSC / MK1060GSC
Capacity (Formatted) 200GB(1) / 100GB
Number of platters 1
Average seek time 12ms
Interface Serial ATA 2.6
Interface transfer rate 1.5Gb/s
Rotational speed 4,200RPM
(WxDxH; mm) 69.85mmx100.0mmx9.5mm
Weight 98g (max.)
efficiency(4) 0.0040 W/GB / 0.0080 W/GB
Temperature Operating -30 degrees C - +85 degrees C
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Non-operating -40 degrees C - +95 degrees C
(Altitude)(5) Operating 495hPa (5,650m) - 1,050hPa (-300m)
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Non-operating 193hPa (12,000m) - 1,050hPa (-300m)
Vibration Operating 29.4m/s(2), 3G (8-50Hz)
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24.5m/s(2), 2.5G (50-200Hz)
19.6m/s(2), 2G (200-500Hz)
Non-operating 49m/s(2), 5G (10-500Hz)
Shock resistance Operating 2,940m/s(2), 300G (2.0ms,1/2sine)
980m/s(2), 100G (11ms,1/2sine)
Non-operating 7,840m/s(2), 800G (1.0ms,1/2sine)
About Toshiba Storage Device Division
Toshiba is a one-of-a-kind global storage company, offering hard disk drives (HDDs), optical disk drives (ODDs), solid state drives (SSDs) and NAND flash memories - technologies that drive a wide range of consumer electronics, computer and automotive applications, as well as enterprise solutions for the global marketplace. Through its Storage Device Division, Toshiba leads in the development, design and manufacturing of mobile, retail and enterprise hard disk drives. Toshiba SDD markets high-quality peripherals to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, value-added resellers, value-added dealers, systems integrators, distributors and retailers worldwide. Inherent in the Toshiba storage family are the high-quality engineering and manufacturing capabilities that have established Toshiba products as innovation leaders worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.toshibastorage.com.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry-leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.
TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation. Toshiba Corporation is a world leader and innovator in high technology, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products. These products span from information and communication systems: digital consumer products; electronic devices and components; as well as power systems including nuclear energy; industrial and social infrastructure systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 730 companies, with 199,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing U.S. $67 billion (FY2008). For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.
1. One Gigabyte (1GB) means 10^9 = 1,000,000,000 bytes and One
Terabyte (1TB) means 10^12 = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes using powers
of 10. A computer operating system, however, reports storage
capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB= 2^30 =
1,073,741,824 bytes and 1TB = 2^40 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes, and
therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity
(including examples of various media files) will vary based on file
size, formatting, settings, software and operating system and other
2. Source: Toshiba Corporation research data 2009
3. Source: IDC report, "Worldwide Hard Disk Drive 2008-2012 Forecast
and Analysis: Shrugging off Storage Technology Challenges"
4. Energy consumption efficiency is calculated in accordance with the
Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy in Japan, which was
enacted in 1979 to promote energy conservation and reduce energy
consumption. The Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy was most
recently revised in 2009 with specific measurement criteria
reflected in the specification indicated. Calculation of energy
consumption is based on dividing consumed energy by the capacity.
The consumed energy and capacity is measured and specified by the
Law Concerning the Rational Use of Energy.
5. Transfer functions set by the International Civil Aviation
Organization's (ICAO) standard for atmospheric pressure states that
variations can occur depending on conditions, such as temperature
and other factors. Based on Chronological Scientific Tables,
variations can occur depending on conditions, such as temperature
and other factors
Cross-browser Compatibility Provides Seamless Experience for DATATRAK eClinical(TM) on the Apple(R) iPad(TM)
CLEVELAND, April 14 -- DATATRAK International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today announced DATATRAK eClinical's(TM) compatibility with Apple's® iPad(TM).
DATATRAK eClinical(TM) is designed to meet web standards for cross-browser capability. DATATRAK's vision and continued investment in product development have made DATATRAK eClinical(TM) a seamless experience on the recent Apple® iPad(TM) release. An iPad(TM) browser and Internet connection will provide an end user with access to DATATRAK eClinical's(TM) full array of functionality - randomization, drug inventory management, data collection, medical coding and reporting. The new mobile iPad(TM) provides a lightweight and easily accessible alternative for data entry; thus, clinical trial data can be collected directly from the patient's bed side. Leveraged in this manner, DATATRAK eClinical(TM) could displace many of today's ePRO solutions as patient diary data can now be collected in the same system as clinical data eliminating the need to synchronize devices with databases.
"The iPad(TM) is being touted as the device to revolutionize medicine; its possibilities in data collection, imaging and education are numerous. DATATRAK eClinical(TM) was designed, from inception, to provide cross-browser compatibility, thus ensuring it functions seamlessly across standard web browsers - regardless of the device," stated Laurence Birch, DATATRAK's Chairman of the Board. "The iPad's(TM) mobility and low cost suggest eventual widespread acceptance within the clinical trials industry and is expected to result in cost savings across the drug development process. As a unified eClinical Research Suite built for the web, we expect DATATRAK eClinical(TM) to be an integral part of this game changing phenomenon."
About DATATRAK International, Inc.
DATATRAK International, Inc. is a worldwide technology and services company focused on the provision of multi-component eClinical solutions and related services for the clinical trials industry. We operate under the vision of DATATRAK ONE(TM), which encompasses our unique, single platform technology. The singular architecture of our DATATRAK eClinical(TM) product suite has been embraced by clients around the globe for its ability to effectively manage clinical trials through a unified multi-component, comprehensive solution. The Company delivers a complete portfolio of software products that were created in order to accelerate clinical research data from investigative sites to clinical trial sponsors and ultimately the appropriate regulatory agency, faster and more efficiently than manual methods or loosely integrated technologies. DATATRAK's eClinical(TM) software suite can be deployed worldwide through an ASP offering or in a licensed Enterprise Transfer model that fully empowers its clients. The DATATRAK software suite and its earlier versions have successfully supported hundreds of international clinical trials involving thousands of clinical research sites and encompassing tens of thousands of patients in 59 countries. DATATRAK International, Inc.'s product suite has been utilized in some aspect of the clinical development of 16 drugs and one medical device that have received regulatory approval from either the United States Food and Drug Administration or counterpart European bodies. DATATRAK International, Inc. has offices located in Cleveland, Ohio, and Bryan, Texas. Visit the DATATRAK International, Inc. web site at http://www.datatrak.net.
Except for the historical information contained in this press release, the statements made in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management's expectations, assumptions, estimates and current beliefs concerning the operations, future results and prospects of the Company and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond the control of the Company. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the limited operating history on which the Company's performance can be evaluated; the ability of the Company to continue to enhance its software products to meet customer and market needs; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly results; the viability of the Company's business strategy and its early stage of development; the timing of clinical trial sponsor decisions to conduct new clinical trials or cancel or delay ongoing trials; the Company's dependence on major customers; government regulation associated with clinical trials and the approval of new drugs; the ability of the Company to compete in the emerging EDC market; losses that potentially could be incurred from breaches of contracts or loss of customer data; the inability to protect intellectual property rights or the infringement upon other's intellectual property rights; and general economic conditions such as the rate of employment, inflation, interest rates and the condition of capital markets. This list of factors is not all-inclusive. In addition, the Company's success depends on the outcome of various strategic initiatives it has undertaken, all of which are based on assumptions made by the Company concerning trends in the clinical research market and the health care industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
DATATRAK International, Inc. and DATATRAK eClinical(TM) and certain other trademarks and logos appearing on this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of DATATRAK International, Inc. or its affiliates. All other brands and trademarks used herein are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify other products or services of, their respective owners.
Source: DATATRAK International, Inc.
CONTACT: Varnesh Sritharan, Vice President of Legal Affairs, DATATRAK
International, Inc., +1-440-443-0082 x 143
Petrobras News Agency's Website Redesigned: Get Ready for News
RIO DE JANEIRO, April 14 -- Petrobras News Agency's website has been redesigned to ease your work. It is now easier to browse, has a simpler look, and new exclusive content for journalists, including photos and audio and video recordings.
Petrobras is a Brazilian integrated energy company with operations in 29 countries. The global leader in deepwater oil exploration and production, its expertise resulted in the discovery of oil in Brazil's pre-salt region, one of the world's main exploratory frontiers. Petrobras seeks to combine growth, profitability, and social and environmental responsibility in its activities. It is a signatory of the UN's Global Compact and has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index since 2006.
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CUnet Introduces Mobile Marketing Services to Drive Student Acquisition and Retention for Colleges and Universities
PARAMUS, N.J., April 14 -- CUnet, a leading provider of online performance marketing solutions for the higher education sector, now offers additional student acquisition and retention opportunities for its clients via mobile devices and wireless networks.
"As a leader in the industry, we constantly seek ways to provide additional value to our clients, and by adding a comprehensive suite of mobile marketing services, CUnet can help colleges and universities leverage this emerging media channel to effectively reach potential students," said Matt McLaughlin, president of CUnet. "Whether we are working with clients to attract applicants via text messaging or by accessing the Internet through cell phones and mobile devices, CUnet's mobile marketing team has the experience and technology needed to reach prospective students utilizing everyday communication vehicles."
With CUnet's investment in state-of-the-art mobile technology platforms, the company provides measurable, comprehensive mobile marketing solutions including:
-- Mobile ad display and short-form lead generation that leverage CUnet's
network of publishers reaching over 99% of all mobile users
-- Short code lead acquisition using CUnet's best-in-class mobile
platform that ensures a marketing campaign's compatibility with over
90% of mobile devices
-- Mobile pay-per-call marketing solutions utilizing click-to-call
technology, providing unlimited 1-800 telephone numbers and complete
-- Relationship text messaging that provides text alerts, message
broadcasting, and custom text services to enhance student engagement
-- Mobile search engine marketing combining CUnet's EnrollCall (1-800)
inbound call capabilities and search engine marketing team expertise
CUnet's mobile marketing team is being led by mobile media strategist Akeel Haider, a seasoned, results-driven marketing professional with over six years of experience in mobile media from an agency and publisher perspective. In his role, Haider utilizes his expertise in the areas of mobile advertising, software, and carrier best practices to drive student applications, enrollments, and long-term retention for CUnet clients. Haider holds a master's degree in information systems from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
For more information about services that CUnet provides, call 1-888-77-CUNET or visit http://www.cunet.com.
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. Launched in 2003, the company has grown rapidly to oversee the promotional campaigns of over 1,000 colleges, universities, and career schools throughout the United States and Canada. CUnet is dedicated to creating cost-effective marketing programs using a mix of online media strategies and formats to find prospective students, generate qualified response, and maximize enrollments and starts. CUnet is a subsidiary of Nelnet, a leader in education planning and financing for more than 30 years. CUnet is based in Paramus, NJ. For more information, visit http://www.cunet.com.
CONTACT: Jeffrey Leopold, Director, Corporate Marketing of CUnet,
Harris Corporation Announces Significant New Features that Integrate with its Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME(TM))
Enables Advanced Video Exploitation for Geospatial Intelligence Analysis
LAS VEGAS, April 14 -- (NAB Show, Booth N2502) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has announced new capabilities that integrate with its commercial Full-Motion Video Asset Management Engine (FAME). These additional features are designed to improve situational awareness by helping manage the massive quantity of video and other data that military and government agencies receive every day.
FAME is a collaborative platform that provides video, audio and metadata coding, video analytics and archive capabilities within a unified digital asset management solution. Using the FAME architecture, Harris has developed additional features to provide intelligence analysts and warfighters with better access to higher-resolution full-motion video, motion imagery and visual imagery.
Integrating crossover technologies from Harris commercial and government businesses, Harris has been able to dramatically reduce the time required to get multimedia, situational awareness information into the hands of military commanders and other decision-makers. At the 2010 NAB Show, Harris is unveiling new features that utilize the FAME platform, including a number of new software applications for use as intelligence tools.
Harris is introducing a powerful add-on capability to its FAME asset management architecture to support "event-based correlation" of media and other sources of intelligence within the architecture. This new add-on will significantly enhance military users' ability to associate media and intelligence information to solve complex problems across a wide variety of data sources.
"The Harris 'event-based correlation' feature provides a powerful set of tools to allow analysts to correlate and visualize a range of data sources," said Brian Cabeceiras, vice president of strategic marketing and technology, Harris Broadcast Communications. "The data sources can be tied to events, which can be correlated with other sources of intelligence within the same user environment."
The new add-on capability will help military analysts tag specific data in video; combine and verify the resulting information with slices of video, audio, sensor and other data; and send the information in real time to decision-makers in the field.
Advanced Graphics Technology Improves Usefulness of Geospatial Data
Also new is the Harris Media Collaborator, which provides both traditional broadcast and military customers with advanced telestration and tracking capability, as well as access to additional information-bearing graphics to the entire motion imagery process. In addition, Harris has integrated a Flash reporting tool into the FAME architecture, which automates the fusion of video, rich graphics and metadata into a Flash video for dissemination to end users.
Other enhancements include an enterprise-enabled FAME solution, which has been implemented using virtualization technologies. This greatly reduces the hardware footprint, simplifies deployment and reduces support and maintenance overhead -- resulting in significantly lower, overall life cycle costs.
Harris also has developed a geospatial-enabled multiviewer to work with the FAME platform. This multiviewer enables military command centers to link content with geospatial data to make it more useful and contextual, as well as view multiple displays of inputs in a common viewing environment. In addition, a highly scalable, IP-enabled graphics stream processing solution allows the creation of evolved video feeds in the compressed domain. These capabilities extend the reach of the FAME architecture from the sensor to the warfighter with a lower profile and footprint, making it much more user friendly in mobile/forward-deployed locations.
Harris Broadcast Communications offers products, systems and services that provide interoperable workflow solutions for broadcast, cable, satellite and out-of-home networks. The Harris ONE(TM) solution brings together highly integrated and cost-effective products that enable advanced media workflows for emerging content delivery business models.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com.
Source: Harris Corporation
CONTACT: Susan Sheppard, Harris Broadcast Communications,
Verizon to Break Ground on New Technology Innovation Center in Waltham, Mass., on April 15
WALTHAM, Mass. - Verizon will break ground Thursday, April 15 on its Technology Innovation Center, which will be a catalyst for delivering new and innovative devices and services that connect people, places and things using next-generation wireline and wireless technology. The new Waltham facility, focused on 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless networks, will build upon the history of the existing Verizon Technology Campus at Waltham, where dynamic research and testing that has influenced the daily lives of Americans has been taking place since the 1940s.
The groundbreaking ceremony will feature leaders from Verizon and
state and local government, including:
--Dick Lynch, executive vice president and chief technology officer,
--Greg Bialecki, Massachusetts secretary of housing and economic
-- Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy
--Tom Hopcroft, president and chief executive officer, Massachusetts
Technology Leadership Council
Verizon Technology Campus
117 West Street
10:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 15, 2010
The Verizon Technology Innovation Center is designed to provide a
central base for Verizon's advanced technology initiatives. Upon
completion, the three buildings on the Verizon Technology Campus at
Waltham will house more than 300 of the country's leading
technologists and scientists and will contain office and lab space
as well as an Executive Briefing Center where partners, consumer
electronics companies, innovation collaborators, business executives
and public officials can meet to discuss and collaborate on forward-
looking technologies such as FiOS and next-generation 4G LTE
The site in Waltham is an important hub of wireless technology and
user trials. Verizon Wireless has been building and testing its 4G
LTE network in Boston since August 2009. The company expects to
launch its 4G LTE network in 25 to 30 markets, covering roughly 100
million people by the end of 2010.
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781.932.1213 (office) or 781.223.5975 (mobile)
Parkmobile USA, Inc., is proud to announce the launch of their new and much anticipated website redesign.
ATLANTA, April 14 -- Parkmobile USA, Inc. launched its new website on Monday. The site can be viewed at http://www.parkmobile.com. The dramatically redesigned site embodies Parkmobile's forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of its customers.
"Parkmobile is very excited to launch our newly redesigned website," said Albert Bogaard, President and CEO of Parkmobile USA, Inc. "The simple and clean site design is a part of our company's mission to continuously meet the needs of customers by providing improved navigation, better organization of content and current website technology."
The new site was designed and launched by mediaBOOM, a Webby award-winning interactive design firm. "From our first meeting to the site launch, working with Parkmobile's senior staff has been great fun," notes Frank DePino, President of mediaBOOM. "They take a creative, strategic and innovative approach to the parking management business. It's exciting to collaborate with people who offer a collective expertise and a shared commitment to client service."
From the site, customers can register for our pay by phone parking service directly or download our iPhone mobile application. Downloading our mobile application is free, quick and easy. After setting up the account, customers can immediately start using the system with their registered mobile phone. Customers also can select the option to receive text message alerts and reminders fifteen minutes before their time expires.
In coming months, additional enhancements will be introduced to improve and simplify other pages on the site. The redesign is intended to make parking simple.
Parkmobile is a leading global provider of seamlessly integrated end-to-end solutions for digital parking. The firm's product offerings include cashless mobile payments for on and off street parking, digital parking permits, and real time enforcement.
Verizon and Motorola to Trial Energy-Efficient Set-Top Box With Double the Storage Capacity for Digital Video Recordings
NEW YORK and HORSHAM, Pa., April 14 -- Verizon and the Mobile Devices and Home business of Motorola Inc. have teamed up to create and trial set-top boxes that are up to 30 percent more energy efficient than current models, with one new model offering double the amount of storage capacity for digital video recordings.
Verizon will begin trialing the two new models, the Motorola QIP7232 and Motorola QIP7100, in select FiOS TV markets later this year. The QIP7232, the DVR model, boasts a faster processor and more memory.
"The new green Motorola set-tops are an outgrowth of Verizon's efforts to create our own industry-leading energy-efficiency standards and to grow our business responsibly," said James Gowen, chief sustainability officer for Verizon. "These set-tops will provide a better viewing and multimedia experience for our customers, while helping them lower their energy consumption and utility bills."
The new Motorola QIP set-tops use environmentally preferred materials that do not contain lead, cadmium, mercury or other substances of concern. Packaging for the new set-tops will be 100 percent recyclable and made from 75 percent recycled cardboard.
Nearly 2.9 million Verizon customers receive FiOS service over the company's all-fiber-optic network, connecting directly to homes and businesses. FiOS provides interactive services including 140 HD video channels; an advanced interactive media guide; social TV, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management; multi-room DVR; and much more.
"Motorola has worked closely with Verizon during the development of these new QIP products to ensure they align with Verizon's environmental sustainability goals," said Larry Robinson, vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices and Home. "Motorola continues to innovate with our QIP set-tops and will explore opportunities that not only help our service-provider customers reduce their environmental footprint, but also deliver green benefits directly to consumers."
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE:MOT) revenues reached $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)(NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.
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COLUMBIA, S.C., April 14 -- Today, SC Cyber: The South Carolina Cyber School announced the plan to open a new K-12 cyber school for the 2011-2012 school year. Families interested in a personalized, flexible, and world-class online education are encouraged to visit http://www.sccyber.org and join our mailing list to learn more about SC Cyber.
"The waiting lists at existing cyber schools in South Carolina clearly demonstrate that online learning is in high demand in this state, and we are excited that SC Cyber could provide an additional online option for families in South Carolina," said Mark Elder, spokesperson for SC Cyber.
SC Cyber will offer a premier online K-12 education to any student who resides in South Carolina at no cost to students and families. SC Cyber will use Lincoln Interactive curriculum, the nation's leading online curriculum used by thousands of students across the county, and taught by highly qualified state certified teachers. Lincoln Interactive's state approved curriculum combines personal instruction with highly engaging courses to provide students and parents more choice and control over their education.
Parents who visit http://www.sccyber.org and join the mailing list will receive additional information regarding course offerings and student-teacher interaction.
Students at SC Cyber will engage in their accredited curricula asynchronously, and will use interactive videos, games, 3-D graphics, avatars, discussion boards, hands-on manipulatives, language labs, and Flash animation to learn in a unique and personalized online environment.
"At SC Cyber, we understand that the confines of a classroom do not suit the learning styles of all students. At SC Cyber, students learn at any time and at their own pace, while receiving feedback from a dedicated group of certified teachers," said Elder.
Oxygen8 Communications Launches New SMS Bulk Rates
- Bulk text messages cover over 700 Carriers from just 1.1p per message -
BIRMINGHAM, England, April 14 -- Global micro-billing, communications and mobile enablement specialist, Oxygen8 Communications (http://www.oxygen8.com/) today announces its new SMS bulk rates for UK media companies and corporates who are looking to send bulk text messages in order to maximise revenues from mobile marketing activities internationally.
Gary Corbett, Commercial Director at Oxygen8 Communications, says, "As bulk volumes continue to soar we have seen customers increasingly sending bulk text messages globally. As a result pricing for wholesale international SMS continues to decrease, creating new business opportunities for any company that is looking to expand their international business activities."
Corbett continues, "The new SMS bulk rates are accompanied by the functionality of the Oxygen8 Mobile platform, which is very scalable and is able to handle hundreds of messages per second and hundreds of connections, enabling customers to increase billing collections and bottom-line profits by utilising bulk text messages. This means that companies can be managing sophisticated international campaigns in just minutes, whilst resellers are able to build applications and standalone business based on the capabilities of the platform."
Key features of the Oxygen8 Mobile platform include:
-- Creation of interactive services
-- Integration via simple APIs
-- Scheduled sends
-- Advanced scheduling - managing rate and capacity of sends
-- Dynamic headers
-- Dashboard reporting
Corbett concludes, "We want our customers to be able to grow their business quickly and easily either within their domestic markets or across the globe. In today's world that means having a resilient platform but with the flexibility that is required to adapt services to the increasingly sophisticated and complex way that consumers interact with new media. With the Oxygen8 platform, accompanied by our new SMS bulk rates, this becomes possible."
Oxygen8 Communications has set a target of growing 60% in the next two years, building on its strong performance in 2009. Turnover in the last six months of 2009 was 20% up on the previous year. Whilst core markets such as the UK have seen an increase of 10%, emerging markets, particularly in Africa, are seeing triple digit growth.
About Oxygen8 Communications
Oxygen8 Communications is a global micro-billing, communications and mobile enablement specialist, delivering 'carrier-grade' multimedia services which include voice, data, web, WAP, SMS, MMS and video. As one of the largest privately-owned providers of voice and mobile services in the world, Oxygen8 is unique in providing content, infrastructure, billing, CRM and campaign management on a global scale, all through a single supplier.
Utilising the latest technology, Oxygen8 enables its clients to develop new ways of interacting with their customers, whether locally or across international markets, helping them to drive new revenue streams, build brand awareness and increase customer loyalty. Oxygen8's innovative communications solutions are helping businesses throughout the world to reduce their cost base and streamline their processes.
The Oxygen8 management team draws on many years of experience and expertise, having been at the forefront of the voice and mobile services industry since its inception. Oxygen8 is fully compliant with the latest industry regulations and standards, providing customers with complete confidence that the company is leading the way in best practice for the industry.
Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, Oxygen8 provides voice and mobile services to infrastructure providers, media companies, and corporates. Its clients include mobile networks, newspaper groups, radio and television stations, major high street retailers, and banks. Oxygen8 currently operates in the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA, South Africa and East Africa including Tanzania.
For further information, please contact:
Nicola Miller/Kieran Kent
The itpr Partnership
t. +44 (0)1932 57 88 00
Source: Oxygen8 Communications
CONTACT: Nicola Miller or Kieran Kent, The itpr Partnership, +44
Roundtable Concepts Inc. is launching RTC23, their officially licensed Marvel Comic LCD and LED HDTVs. The cast of characters consists of Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Wolverine, Thor and others. Your favorite Marvel Super Hero is embellished on the bottom two corners of the frame and is offered in 22", 32", 42" and 55" HD LCD screen sizes as well as 40" and 46" LED HDTVs. Now here's the cool part, not only do the characters appear on the casing but when you power on the TV, the name and the character appear on the screen for approximately 8 seconds. This makes it the "Ultimate Comic Fan's TV" which RTC23 titles it's i23s system technology that simply makes TVs more fun. Order online at http://www.RTC23.com or call 321-363-3794 for more info. To learn more about Marvel Comics, visit the Marvel website at http://www.MARVEL.com. FOR A LIMITED TIME, BUY ONE IRON MAN HDTV AND GET A SECOND ONE OF THE SAME SIZE FREE!
In celebration of their new service in Nashville, ExecuCar is offering a five dollar discount on all reservations booked online using discount code W634S http://www.execucar.com?GC=W634S . ExecuCar is an affordably priced private sedan and SUV service and can be used for airport transfers or for business travel or social events when a professional driver is desired. ExecuCar service is available 24-hours a day, with airport "meet and greet" service available. ExecuCar charges flat rate fares and accepts all major credit cards.
ExecuCar is the perfect option for customers who would prefer a non-stop airport transfer without the hassle of a taxi or shared-ride shuttle. Customers can book online for all cities where ExecuCar is available at http://www.ExecuCar.com or by calling 1-800-410-4444. Customers wishing to use ExecuCar in town point-to-point service must arrange their plans by phone. ExecuCar service is also eligible for earning airline miles on Delta Air Lines SkyMiles®, Frontier Airlines EarlyReturns®, United Airlines Mileage Plus®, or US Airways Dividend Miles® programs when booking online.
ExecuCar service is also available in Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Burbank, CA; Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis/St. Paul; Ontario and Orange County, CA; Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Raleigh/Durham, NC; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay, FL; Washington, D.C.
ExecuCar is a division of SuperShuttle International, based in Phoenix, AZ and is a division of Veolia Transportation On Demand and a subsidiary of Veolia Environment (Euronext: VIE, NYSE: VE). SuperShuttle serves 33 airports, carrying more than eight million passengers a year. ExecuCar serves 30 airports, in 19 cities with 350 vehicles including sedans and SUVs. Airports served by SuperShuttle include some of the largest in the country including Los Angeles, New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C. and Miami. Please go to http://www.supershuttle.com or http://www.ExecuCar.com for more information.
About Veolia Transportation
Based in Chicago, Veolia Transportation is the largest private-sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, including bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. Veolia Transportation is committed to setting the standard in safe and sustainable mobility solutions through partnerships with cities, transit authorities, airports and other clients.
The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees, providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management and passenger transportation.
Veolia Transportation is part of Veolia Transport, the global transportation division of Veolia Environnement. Veolia Transport is a leading private operator of multiple modes of public transit, operating contracts for 5,000 city transit authorities in 28 countries, and completing over 2.6 billion passenger trips per year. Veolia Environnement (NYSE:VE)(NYSE:and)(NYSE:Paris Euronext:)(NYSE:VIE) is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With more than 336,000 employees in 72 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of $50 billion in 2008. Veolia Environnement is in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones STOXX Sustainability Index (DJSI STOXX). Visit the company's Web sites at http://www.veoliatransportation.com : http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.veoliatran sportation.com&esheet=6195004&lan=en_US&anchor=www.veoliatransportation.com&in dex=3&md5=0e11101cdea2f5ddc2d73714ef80a2e2and http://www.veolia-transport.com/en/.http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&ur l=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.veolia-transport.com%2Fen%2F&esheet=6195004&lan=en_US&ancho r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.veolia-transport.com%2Fen%2F&index=4&md5=58c96a3216c5308956 ec919ce3da3c51
CONTACT: Ken Testani of SuperShuttle International, Inc.,
+1-480-609-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Margaret Nathan of Strategic
Communication, Inc., +1-801-209-5485,
margaret.Nathan@strategiccommunication.com, both for ExecuCar
IBM LotusLive Expands with Business Tools and Services from UPS, Skype, Salesforce.com and Silanis to Serve Growing Demand for Cloud Computing
Launches New Cloud Offering Combining Email & Social Networking Starting at $7
ARMONK, N.Y., April 14 -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced it is addressing the growing demand for business-focused collaboration by adding new tools and services, language support and pricing to its LotusLive cloud services, including integrated business products and services from UPS, Skype, salesforce.com and Silanis. IBM will also offer the first cloud service package combining social networking and email for business starting at $7.
LotusLive delivers cloud-based, integrated email, Web conferencing, social networking and collaboration services to simplify and improve daily business interactions with customers, partners and colleagues -- all with IBM's focus on security, reliability and integration.
"In its first year, IBM LotusLive has won the trust of people from businesses of all sizes who want to work safely with people outside and inside their company," said Sean Poulley, IBM vice president for cloud collaboration. "Now IBM is weaving essential business services such as shipping, contract signing, Internet calling and CRM into the very fabric of LotusLive allowing people to get their work done faster."
UPS Brings Shipping into LotusLive
IBM is integrating UPS shipping and visibility functionality within LotusLive. Expected to be available later this year, this integration is designed to simplify and speed important shipping-related tasks, enabling users to quickly manage these details directly from their LotusLive dashboard. UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide; this solution places the ubiquitous UPS shipping services at the fingertips of LotusLive business users.
"We continue to see demand for business process improvement of core workflow responsibilities, worldwide," said Jordan Colletta, Vice President, UPS Customer Technology Marketing. "As business moves faster, companies are looking to gain immediate access to UPS services. Integrating UPS shipping and visibility capabilities within the flow of cloud-based collaboration in LotusLive is a natural step in meeting the needs of our customers."
Integrated Business Tools and Services Available Today for CRM, e-Signing, Internet Calls
IBM is also announcing the availability of LotusLive integrations with Skype, salesforce.com and Silanis. While the industry norm is to offer cloud services in separate silos, IBM's integrations remove barriers between services, creating a seamless experience across the applications and business processes. For example, people can use files from LotusLive in Silanis, launch them in a meeting from Salesforce CRM, launch a call with Skype, or ship a package with UPS -- all in the same work flow from within LotusLive.
With the LotusLive Engage for Salesforce CRM integration, customers can take advantage of LotusLive Meetings, Files, and Activities to collaborate with colleagues around the world from within Salesforce CRM. The LotusLive cloud collaboration tools are a great complement to Salesforce CRM, offering a comprehensive collaboration solution for mutual IBM and salesforce.com customers.
Silanis e-SignLive e-signature services enables people from multiple organizations to use LotusLive to easily participate in a fully electronic signing process, helping to complete business transactions and legal contracts faster, more efficiently and with fewer errors. This partnership will expand the potential reach of LotusLive to the world's largest insurance and financial services companies, government agencies, integrators and service providers that trust Silanis to move their business processes online.
For example, Signature Mortgage Corporation, a beta customer for Silanis e-SignLive, is enabling clients to complete and sign mortgage applications using the combined Silanis e-SignLive and LotusLive solution. This will help to improve customer experience and retention at Signature Mortgage Corporation, as well as enable the 10-person mortgage consulting team out of Canton, Ohio to compete in a market where low rates alone aren't enough to win new business.
After downloading and installing Skype, LotusLive users can now use Skype to make voice calls via a simple click of a LotusLive contact's Skype name or phone number. Millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free voice calls, send instant messages and share files with other Skype users -- and now, LotusLive users can have convenient access to these same global communications tools right from within LotusLive.
These partner integrations from LotusLive help people work the way they want to work, demonstrate the power of the open Web and showcase the power of the cloud - allowing people from any company to easily come together to get business done. For more information on these integrations, please go to https://www.lotuslive.com/en/lotuslive_apps_2.php
Business email and social networking for $7
Available today, businesses can purchase a new bundle of secure, enterprise-grade cloud email and social networking for only $7 USD per user, per month. Combining the capabilities of LotusLive iNotes and LotusLive Connections, the bundle provides essential email, file store and share, activity management, instant messaging and social networking services to enable businesses to work with anyone from anywhere and is available today at http://www.lotuslive.com/bundle.
LotusLive Now Supports 15 Languages
Today, LotusLive services become available in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish -- adding to the current availability of Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
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Art.com Inc. Launches Ten New Country-Specific Web Sites Across Four Continents to Serve International Markets
Leading Online Destination for Wall Art Expands Retail Capabilities Abroad with New Localized Web Sites
SAN FRANCISCO, April 14 -- Art.com Inc., the world's largest online retailer of wall art with more than one million items including posters, prints and specialty items, today announced the launch of 10 new country-specific websites for the AllPosters brand:
These online portals join the existing AllPosters portfolio of 11 Web sites in Europe and Asia, serving the needs of local customers in Scandinavia, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and Japan. Each new site offers the same unparalleled assortment of superior products at a great value that AllPosters is known for, along with a wide variety of finishing services to meet every budget, including custom framing, prints mounted onto wood and prints transferred onto canvas. Additionally, each site is translated into its country's respective language and local currency and offers local e-mail support.
"As the world's largest online retailer of wall art to customers in more than 120 countries around the globe, we know that our customers abroad prefer a more localized shopping experience, and we are excited to provide that through these 10 new AllPosters Web sites," says Geoffroy Martin, chief executive officer of Art.com Inc. "This also marks an important milestone for the company as two of these Web sites represent our first localized presence in two new continents, South America and Australia."
These new international Web sites accept a wide variety of payment methods including credit card (Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Euro Card and American Express) and PayPal. International affiliates also are encouraged to participate in the AllPosters affiliate program to earn commissions on referrals to each of the sites. Information is available at affiliates.allposters.com.
About AllPosters and Art.com Inc.
AllPosters is a division of Art.com Inc., a leading authority in wall art and the world's largest online retailer of posters, prints, and framed art. Since 1998, Art.com Inc. has sold high-quality wall art online to more than 10 million customers - including home decorators, interior designers, businesses, art collectors, and art lovers - in over 120 countries worldwide. The privately-held company is headquartered in Emeryville, CA, with other facilities in Ohio, North Carolina and the Netherlands. Its decor experts are always on top of the latest wall décor and decorating trends, and make unique and hard-to-find wall art accessible to the everyday consumer. For more information, visit http://www.art.com and http://www.AllPosters.com. "art.com" and "AllPosters" are registered trademarks of Art.com Inc.