Experian Marketing Services is First to Unleash Integrated Social Media Tools for Email Marketing
Experian CheetahMail's data-driven email technology enables marketers to create and manage social media campaigns seamlessly
NEW YORK, April 20 -- Experian Marketing Services, a global marketing leader and provider of email marketing and customer intelligence technologies, today announced the availability of extensive social media tools standard within its email application. Continuing a long history of innovation in direct-to-consumer marketing technologies and strategies, Experian Marketing Services' email marketing technology, Experian® CheetahMail®, was the first to deliver integrated Share With Your Network (SWYN), Twitter and Facebook features to its clients.
Social networking has continued to be one of the most popular activities online, with the number of users nearly equal to those using online search,(1) according to research by Experian® Hitwise®, Experian Marketing Services' leading global online competitive intelligence service. Additionally, Experian CheetahMail's recent benchmark data analysis illustrates that as email subscribers become increasingly aware of the ability to share with their networks, the click-through activity for social media-focused email campaigns continues to increase. To help clients capitalize on this growing trend and marketing opportunity, Experian CheetahMail offers clients access to an extensive social media toolkit that comes standard within its email application. The tools allow clients to create and deploy social media content that is fully coordinated with their email marketing programs, creating more opportunities for viral marketing and brand advocacy.
"Social media and email are two of the most effective customer loyalty tools available today," said Angela Clayton, Manager, Digital Marketing, Starz Entertainment, LLC. "Both channels prove to be extremely cost-effective and efficient. By working with Experian Marketing Services and using Experian CheetahMail, we have been able to deepen customer engagement while also saving a great deal of time, money and resources."
Experian CheetahMail's integrated social media content tools allow clients' email subscribers to quickly and easily share specific emails on their social media pages and Websites. It also supports the optimization of email creative on mobile and social marketing platforms. Clients can create and post social media content on their Facebook and Twitter pages with enhancements to include other social media sites in the coming months.
"Today's businesses are continually looking for ways to deliver meaningful content to their customers while empowering them to become vocal brand champions and advocates," said Matt Seeley, president of Platforms for Experian Marketing Services. "By leveraging tools that make sharing relevant email content on social networking sites easy, marketers are able to take better advantage of these important communication channels while rendering stronger ROI for their business."
About Experian CheetahMail
Experian CheetahMail is the trusted service provider of email marketing and customer intelligence technologies for top enterprises worldwide. With the industry's largest client services teams, feature-rich email technology and a broad range of data management options, Experian CheetahMail enables clients to build data-driven, relevant relationships with their customers. Servicing the world's most recognizable brands, Experian CheetahMail's globally diverse client base includes 1800Flowers, Barclays, Borders Books, Discovery Communications, KLM, Neiman Marcus and Wyndham Hotels. Experian CheetahMail, a business unit of Experian , was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Sydney, Auckland, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing and Melbourne. For more information, please visit http://www.cheetahmail.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Experian Marketing Services
Experian Marketing Services delivers best-in-breed data, analytics and platforms into multiple regions around the globe. It is focused on helping marketers more effectively target and engage their best customers through email, digital advertising, customer data management, customer and competitive insight, data enrichment and list rental, modeling and analytics, and strategic consulting. Through these capabilities, Experian Marketing Services enables organizations to encourage brand advocacy, create measurable return on investment and significantly improve the lifetime value of their customers.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
(1) Experian Marketing Services, The 2010 digital marketer: Benchmark and trend report, February 2010
YouSendIt Expands Mobile Offerings with BlackBerry Tracker
New free application provides BlackBerry users with mobile tracking capabilities
CAMPBELL, Calif., April 20 -- YouSendIt, the number-one secure Web-based digital file delivery company, today announced that it has launched the YouSendIt Tracker for BlackBerry, a file-tracking application that enables BlackBerry users to track their documents when on the go, directly from their mobile phones. This feature now is available for both iPhone and BlackBerry users.
"Offering a BlackBerry application that enables our customers to track their files from anywhere was a natural extension to our mobile offering," said YouSendIt vice president of product management, Arun Prakash. "As the mobile workforce expands and users increasingly rely on their mobile devices to conduct daily business activities, more will be turning to YouSendIt for mobile file tracking. Anticipating their needs, YouSendIt continues to strive to provide customers with innovations that will help improve the way they work," he added.
Similar to the YouSendIt Tracker for iPhone application, BlackBerry users can track the delivery status of files sent through YouSendIt to see who downloaded a file and when it was downloaded. The YouSendIt Tracker for BlackBerry also allows users to access and forward any previously sent files, so they can track their documents from start to finish in a secure manner. This capability is especially valuable to business professionals who send confidential or time-sensitive files.
"As someone who works in the design field, I am constantly sending out large and time-sensitive digital files to many vendors and design agencies. Those files are usually too difficult to send via e-mail," said Lenore M. Wetzel, package design manager at Giant Eagle, Inc. "To have the ability to track these files on my BlackBerry from wherever I am makes my job so much easier. It gives me peace of mind to know that my files have been delivered quickly and securely."
The BlackBerry Smartphone continues to be the device of choice for millions of business professionals worldwide, and the YouSendIt Tracker for BlackBerry will be a valuable asset to those users. The free YouSendIt Tracker for BlackBerry application is available on the YouSendIt website and will soon be available in the Business category of BlackBerry App World. The application requires users to be registered for at least a YouSendIt Lite account. Users that are already registered can begin using the app immediately.
YouSendIt is the number-one large secure digital file delivery company serving professionals, businesses and government agencies on the Web today. More than 12 million people trust YouSendIt to instantly and securely send, receive and track their valuable business content, everything from time-critical contracts, presentations and CAD files to important videos, graphics, photos and music. Integrating YouSendIt makes reliable, secure, express delivery of digital content a routine part of people's daily life. For more information please visit http://www.yousendit.com.
CONTACT: CONTACT: Jyotsna Grover, Airfoil Public Relations,
Mobiqa's Mobile Tickets Save Over 7,000 Miles of Paper for the Travel and Entertainment Industries
EDINBURGH, Scotland, April 20, 2010-- Mobiqa, a leading supplier of content optimised for mobile devices,
celebrates Earth Day 2010 by helping its clients save over 7,000 miles of
paper - 10 times the length of Britain - with paperless ticketing technology.
Mobiqa specialises in the worldwide delivery of barcoded tickets to
mobile phones and also in building mobile websites. Mobiqa's clients include;
the world's biggest airlines, entertainment ticketing providers, and cinema
operators. Paper savings offered by the mobile channel are significant with
Mobiqa alone set to save over 270,000 miles of paper in the next five years -
the equivalent of 10 times the circumference of the earth.
Nick Rankin, CEO of Mobiqa, comments: "We are really proud to support the
green credentials of our clients. Consumer adoption of mobile ticketing has
helped many of our customers achieve considerable environmental savings."
Transport and entertainment organisations have chosen Mobiqa's paperless
technology to offer a greener alternative to paper tickets while enhancing
the consumer experience with a more convenient ticket delivery channel.
Consumers purchasing tickets for a flight or event can opt for mobile
delivery upon which, an SMS web-link or Email web-link is sent to their
mobile. By accessing their ticket through this link, they are able to bypass
check-in or box-office queues and head straight to their boarding gate or
event where the barcode on their phone is scanned and validated.
Mobiqa continue to lead the way in mobile ticket technology and are a key
enabler of mobile ticket delivery which is forecast by Juniper Research to
reach 15 billion tickets by 2014. Mobiqa has experienced a 620% increase in
mobile ticketing transactions over the past 12 months.
Note to Editors:
Mobiqa specialises in building high-end mobile internet sites
and delivering optimised barcoded tickets, boarding passes and coupons to
mobiles worldwide. With connections to over 600 mobile networks in over 150
countries, Mobiqa is able to push content to end users across the globe
regardless of their mobile device type or network operator. Mobiqa has been
granted the international patent over the process of Optimisation in Europe,
US, Canada, India, Australia and South Africa, and is pending in other key
regions. Mobiqa's client list and more information are available on our
Aquent Announces its Latest New Product Offering - ReviewPad
An inexpensive web-based solution to share designs and files, collect feedback, and manage approvals
BOSTON, April 20 -- Aquent's On Demand division has released ReviewPad, the latest addition to its suite of web-based tools for creative and marketing professionals. ReviewPad (http://www.reviewpad.net) is a simple, easy-to-use online solution that allows its users to better manage the collaboration process, all the way from collecting feedback on design comps to managing feedback and the final signoff. Like the other tools in the Aquent On Demand suite, RoboHead and MajorTom, ReviewPad is an affordable, easy-to-implement solution requiring no additional software.
"When we launched our marketing project management solution RoboHead in 2004 and our digital asset management solution MajorTom in 2007, we knew that our work wasn't done," said Patrick Campbell, vice president of Aquent's On Demand division. "ReviewPad helps those users that need a simpler, lower cost solution for managing their review and approval process. In fact, we even offer a no-charge version of ReviewPad - not a 30 day free trial - it's no charge forever. Clients needing more storage and features can upgrade to a professional account for $9.95 per month with no commitment whatsoever."
ReviewPad was designed for creative and marketing professionals who were looking for a simple, inexpensive way to share design comps and files, collect feedback, and manage the sign-off process. Since ReviewPad is a 100% web-based solution that requires no software, participants can be a part of the process whenever and wherever they are on the internet.
RoboHead is the industry-leading marketing project management tool that helps marketing and creative services organizations manage the full lifecycle of their projects, from intake through delivery. This web-based solution not only tracks dates, deadlines, time, and resources, it also manages collaboration, approvals, notification, and finances.
MajorTom is a web-based digital asset management solution that facilitates the storage, organization, and distribution of mission-critical brand assets. In addition, these files can be tagged for quick retrieval, searched, viewed on-line, and securely distributed to recipients outside the organization.
For more than 20 years, Aquent has led the way in helping businesses master the ability to generate marketing and communications from within. From its inception in 1986, this marketing services company has pioneered consulting, technology and staffing solutions that enable clients to build their internal marketing and communications capabilities. Providing unmatched resources and expertise through its network of nearly 70 branches worldwide, Aquent today helps thousands of companies make the most of their people, processes and technology. Aquent is headquartered in Boston, Mass.
CONTACT: Patrick Campbell, Aquent, +1-952-851-3690,
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is Becoming the Key Differentiator for Leading Auto Retailers
TK Carsites releases Power SEO at the Digital Dealer Conference and helps auto dealers to generate leads ahead of their competition
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., April 20 -- TK Carsites, the leader of internet marketing solutions and SEO for auto retailers, released Power SEO, combining new methodologies to bring you the finest SEO solution in the industry today.
Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in particular are rapidly developing technologies and TK Carsites is setting the direction for the industry with this release after already being the market leader. As recent as last November, TK Carsites received the Automotive Search Marketing Architecture (ASMA) "Super Charged Search" award as recognition of its leadership in SEO and Social Media.
TK Carsites CEO, Richard Valenta, commented, "Today's release of TK Carsites' Power SEO advances opportunities for auto dealers to generate more revenue from Internet Marketing, and provides you with a complete solution that, dollar for dollar, will deliver more ROI than any other advertising medium, period." Power SEO combines multiple packages and new methodologies to bring you the finest SEO solutions in the industry today, allowing you to:
-- Control Your Primary Market Area
-- Get More Ups with Local Maps
-- Dominate Your Competitors
-- Take Business from Other Brands
-- Manage Your On-Line Reputation
For more information, dealers can call 800-899-7791.
About TK Carsites, Inc.
TK Carsites, Inc. is an international marketing and technology services company specializing in providing solutions to automotive retailers. TK Carsites offers 1300+ auto dealer clients: high-converting websites, aggressive search engine optimization and social media marketing strategies along with numerous interactive and cutting-edge products. http://www.tkcarsites.com
Source: TK Carsites, Inc.
CONTACT: James Bradford, President of TK Carsites, +1-714-937-1239 ext.
221, mobile +1-716-812-8665, email@example.com, or Patric Timmermans,
VP Marketing of TK Carsites, +1-303-228-8772, mobile +1-303-324-4570,
MILLERSVILLE, Md., April 19 -- Broadstripe, a leading provider of entertainment, information and communications, today announced it will launch a sports and adventure programming package this week. The Sports & Adventure Tier will be available to digital customers for just $5.99 per month.
The cable provider will also add, alongside the new sports tier, CNN and NHL HD to its basic high-definition (HD) line-up at no additional cost to HD subscribers. Last month, as part of a continuing effort to improve HD offerings, Broadstripe added Mid-Atlantic Sports Network 2 HD (MASN 2-HD).
"The addition of these new channels comes as a direct response to customer feedback and we are thrilled to be able to offer our subscribers more programming choices," said John Bjorn, VP and General Manager for Broadstripe's Mid-Atlantic Region. "Broadstripe prides itself on providing the best overall value in in-home communications and entertainment and these programming enhancements are one more way we continue to do just that."
Included in the Sports & Adventure tier are the following sports fan favorites:
-- FOX College Sports Atlantic
-- FOX College Sports Central
-- FOX College Sports Pacific
-- NHL Network (coming soon!)
-- Big Ten Network
-- The Sportsman Channel
Channel line-up additions are just one example of the kind of enhancements Broadstripe rolled out as part of its recent customer service overhaul. Additionally, Broadstripe recently introduced a first-of-its-kind Lifetime Price Guarantee, Broadstripe Forever, a revolutionary 60-day, money-back guarantee offer and, just last month, the company launched Broadstripe Business Class to better serve its commercial customers.
Broadstripe, a nationally recognized technology leader, is dedicated to providing its residential and business customers superior entertainment communications products and outstanding customer service in all of the markets it serves. Broadstripe provides a wide range of state-of-the-art digital cable, phone and broadband internet services in communities in Michigan, Maryland, Oregon and Washington. A full listing of Broadstripe service areas can be found at http://www.broadstripe.com.
Pittsburgh Technology Council Launches Online Community
PTC Insider to serve as a forum for technology thought leaders
PITTSBURGH, April 19 -- The Pittsburgh Technology Council launched a first-of-its kind on-line community for members to share views about business, technology, academia, government and economic development in the greater Pittsburgh region.
Billed as the PTC Insider (http://ptc.civicscience.com/), the portal will help users influence the decision-makers that drive the local economy, while at the same time provide fun and informative tools, such as weekly polls, games and interactive forums, for users to see how they compare to peers, friends and policymakers.
The Council formed a partnership with member company CivicScience to build and launch the PTC Insider, which was the first time company applied its technology and platform to a technology trade association, like the Council.
"We are really excited to work with Civic Science on the PTC Insider," said Jonathan Kersting, director of visibility initiatives at the Council. "It was excellent to partner with a member company and be able to showcase some of the region's coolest technology."
"It says a lot about the Pittsburgh Technology Council that they would provide this tool to its members," said John Clifford, CivicScience's vice president of business development. "This community will enable Council members to influence the public dialogue and drive better business and civic leadership. We are thrilled to help facilitate that."
New polls and games are posted on a regular basis and Civic Science's technology ensures that every member of the PTC Insider is completely anonymous.
"The PTC Insider is open to Council members and everyone in the community. It's a lot of fun to participate in the polls and to see how one stacks up to others in the region," said Kersting. "We're asking users to weigh in on a number of topics, like technology trends, public policy issues and rating a top local service provider. The Council also will be able to use poll data to better gauge the needs of Pittsburgh's technology industry and its member companies."
Users signing up to be a PTC Insider will have the opportunity to earn prizes. The first 1,000 members will be eligible to win two Penguins playoff tickets and an iPod Touch. For more information on the PTC Insider (http://ptc.civicscience.com/), contact Jonathan Kersting, director of visibility initiatives, Pittsburgh Technology Council, at (412) 918-4295 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council (http://www.pghtech.org) is the first and the largest regional technology trade association in the United States with more than 1,400 member companies within its geographic territory of 13 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Its mission is to contribute to the success of the region's technology businesses, and it focuses on developing the economic strength of several industry clusters, including advanced manufacturing, life science, information technology, advanced materials, environmental and energy technologies. The Council serves its members through four platforms that include business development, talent acquisition, advocacy, visibility and exposure.
CivicScience (http://www.civicscience.com) is a software-as-a-service company specializing in polling and data analysis. Through a proprietary polling widget and a high-functionality Web portal, CivicScience delivers effective on-line polling and data analysis solutions to its customers.
Source: Pittsburgh Technology Council
CONTACT: Kevin Lane, +1-412-848-8345, KLane85579@aol.com
Over 50 Exhibitors Make Major News at Interop Las Vegas 2010
North America's Leading Business Technology Event is the Chosen Platform for Vendor's First-Time Announcements
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM TechWeb, announces more than 50 news announcements will be made next week at North America's largest business technology event. Interop, happening April 25-29 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, provides a unique platform for business IT leaders to showcase new products and services to targeted audiences. For more information visit http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/.
"This is an exciting time to explore the wide range of innovations occurring in the marketplace, and we are thrilled that Interop is the choice event for exhibitors to introduce their new products and services," said Lenny Heyman, Interop General Manager. "We'll explore these new technologies next week, providing a comprehensive view of the latest industry advancements that are helping drive success in today's business technology market."
The list of Interop Las Vegas 2010 exhibitors making news announcements currently includes:
Abacus Solutions will present its next-generation email archiving solution. The Enterprise Managed Archiver (EMA) features email archiving, print to archive, voice to archive, search and compliance. EMA stores all data and has a search function that pulls up necessary emails and documents within seconds.
AlertSite introduces DejaClick ScriptShare, an enhancement to DejaClick (the inside-the-browser Web performance monitoring system) that lets users share their recorded scripts (click streams) with other Firefox users and access them from any location or computer to enhance collaboration, knowledge sharing and retention among business and IT teams.
Allied Telesis debuts a new portfolio of Ethernet switches. The SwitchBlade 6000S series of core chassis switches meets the increasing traffic demands of today's IP networks. The 8100S access edge stackable family addresses end-user connectivity. All new products reflect the Allied Telesis commitment to delivering an energy-efficient product portfolio.
APCON introduces two new models of the IntellaPatch® Series 3000 switch family, which now includes four chassis sizes ranging from 1U to 8U. Also launching is a new IntellaFlex(TM) Packet Aggregator blade that features 36 ports and offers a higher density of 1G ports to suit customers' requirements.
Apposite Technologies is announcing the release of its new Linktropy 5500 gigabit-speed WAN emulator. The Linktropy 5500 emulates bandwidth, latency, jitter, and loss at up to 1 Gbps with fine-grained precision to assess the impact of network conditions on remote users' experience.
AXIOMTEK announces rBOX100/104 DIN-rack fanless embedded systems. With robust industrial grade hardware, wide temperature range of -40 degrees C to +70 degrees C, flexible I/O expansions, x86 architecture supported, compact form factor for both indoor and outdoor environments, and multiple built-in serial ports. Our concept significantly increases reliability, extends MTTR, and ultimately reduces maintenance efforts.
Cellular Specialties, Inc. (CSI) will showcase its unique WLAN expertise in Booth # 2346. Strengthening its value as the recognized leader in wireless technologies, CSI will reveal its recent Premier Certification from Cisco®--an achievement that positions the company in the forefront of cellular/IP technology convergence.
Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) will display its new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions which are designed to simplify data center operations and maximize performance by providing the components necessary to meter, monitor and control equipment and devices around the world from a single location.
Colorado Technical University would like to announce the launch of the following IT- related degree programs: Bachelor of IT - Web Development; Bachelor of IT - Software Applications Programming; Master of Computer Science - Computer System Security; Master of Computer Science - Database; Master of Computer Science - Software Engineering. CTU offers 100% online programs.
ComWorth Co., Ltd will showcase its SwiftWing SIRIUS appliance line. All SwiftWing SIRIUS appliances come coupled with a high-performance hardware accelerated network adapter featuring a 10G full line rate capture-to-disk solution, a dedicated SIP recorder, an intuitive Intrusion Detection System and a Network Auditing solution.
ConferencePlus, a leading provider of global conferencing services, showcases the latest version of Share Portal, an online content management tool offering on-demand access for archived conference calls, webinars, and multimedia files. The latest version gives customers the ability to upload external files, including multimedia, training documents, and sales presentations.
Crescendo Networks will announce the industry's first 100 Gbps Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solution. The new HyperScale software module will enable IT managers to adopt a pay-as-you-grow ADC strategy for the first time by adding more AppBeat DC boxes as Web traffic increases.
CXtec®, a global provider of certified pre-owned and new data networking and voice equipment, launches LIFECYCLExpress(TM), one of the industry's most expansive IT asset recovery programs. LIFECYCLExpress includes IT asset disposal and technology remarketing.
Cyber Switching announces the debut of the ePower power distribution unit family. ePower brings a wealth of industry-first technology for a complete data center power management solution. Locally manage ePower through the LCD touchscreen or remotely through the network. Other features include high-speed USB ports, Cyber Breaker®, and individual outlet metering.
Diskeeper Corporation, innovators in performance and reliability technologies, will announce Disk Performance Analyzer for Networks® 3.0. This intuitive free utility detects and reports severe fragmentation-related performance loss across networked systems from one access point. The cost of unhandled fragmentation can be massive and hidden fragmentation sends those costs even higher.
DisplayLink will demonstrate the newest zero client network using USB virtual graphics where one PC will drive up to ten individual OS sessions. In partnership with HP and Microsoft, thin client computing is more accessible to small businesses and classrooms, easier to set up and a powerful computing experience.
Edgecore Networks, a subsidiary of LG-Nortel, will launch a comprehensive suite of network solutions for the SMB and Enterprise markets. Edgecore will debut its portfolio of wireless LAN solutions, performance switches and voice solutions optimized to work together to provide end-to-end solutions for businesses of all sizes.
Entuity will announce the company's long-standing partnership with BMC Software has advanced to MarketZone Direct, the highest vendor relationship level. BMC and its resellers globally will directly sell, support, and license Entuity's Eye of the Storm® (EYE) products to enterprise customers as Entuity Network Monitoring for BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management.
ExtraHop Networks (booth #1275) is launching Network Timeout, a free web service for offline packet analysis, powered by the ExtraHop Application Delivery Assurance system. At NetworkTimeout.com, IT professionals can upload packet captures, quickly identify issues, and collaborate with a community of networking experts to discuss and share troubleshooting tips.
Gale Technologies, a pioneer of innovative solutions for provisioning and workflow automation across networking, server, storage, and virtualization technologies, launches GaleForce, advanced software platform to automate, orchestrate, and optimize resources - transforming the process of infrastructure delivery. GaleForce enables automated and self-service provisioning of dynamic lab, data center, and cloud environments.
gateProtect, German security specialist, debuts at Interop® Las Vegas 2010 and presents ergonomic enterprise gateway security. On stand 915, gateProtect will introduce the new GPZ-2500 unified threat management aAppliance that offers protection for large enterprises, high security levels for mobile staff and remote offices.
iBoss Web Filters will be announcing two new products, including extensions to its portfolio of remote networking solutions targeted at providing remote security for mobile users. Additionally, iBoss Web Filters will release its PacketStreamer packet shaping/bandwidth management appliance with aggressive price points accommodating networks of all sizes.
Intelligent Computer Solutions (ICS) introduces the Image MASSter(TM) 4000 PRO IT Hard Drive Duplicator. Duplicate and wipe up to 8 SAS, SATA, IDE, USB and e-SATA drives at speeds of 5 GB/min on SATA drives and 8 GB/min on SAS drives. Newest hard drives including SSD average speeds of 12.8 GB/min.
Joulex will launch its flagship solution at Interop's Startup City. Leveraging the industry's first solution that monitors, analyzes and manages network connected devices. Joulex will demonstrate how companies can save 40-60% of the energy the solution manages. Joulex is leading the way in providing sustainable energy management for the enterprise.
Leadman Electronics is proud to showcase new models of custom designed and manufactured motherboards, chassis and components, all with a lifecycle of 5-7 years. We are also pleased to announce the recent expansion of our ISO-certified factory and expanded service offerings. Stop by booth #2256 to learn more.
Mackay Communications (booth 2514) announces the newest satellite product launch via Inmarsat's I-4 platform: Thrane's compact Vehicular BGAN Explorer 325 - Voice & Data; Transceiver, IP handset & low-profile magnetic-mount roof antenna: Inmarsat's IsatPhone Pro - sleek satellite telephone, reliable connectivity, hands-free Bluetooth, voicemail, SMS, email messaging & GPS.
MBX Systems, leading manufacturer of server appliances, dedicated computing and storage solutions, will introduce five high-performance reference platforms to boost power and performance for appliance-based software deployments and high-density storage solutions. New platforms provide more power in a smaller footprint and fit applications from large enterprise software to desktop solutions.
McAfee will release its next generation firewall, McAfee® Firewall Enterprise version 8, featuring its AppPrism(TM) technology. AppPrism puts security back into the network firewall by providing granular user/application controls and comprehensive threat protection backed by real-time threat intelligence from McAfee Labs.
Morphlabs launches mCloudT series, an enabler for rapid deployment of the most sophisticated cloud delivery platforms for MSPs and enterprise data centers. Built on industry-leading cloud standards facilitating the hybrid implementation of both public and private virtual resources, mCloud series virtualizes commodity hardware while simplifying system administration and application management.
MovinCool announces the CM25 ceiling-mounted spot air conditioner, a compact, self-contained unit with a cooling capacity of 25,000 Btu/h. A built-in mounting bracket allows easy installation above a drop ceiling using standard, off-the-shelf hardware, reducing installation costs. Green features include R-410 refrigerant, RoHS compliance and a high, 14 SEER.
Napatech will showcase the world's first 2x10 Gbps Intelligent Real-time Network Analysis adapters based on PCI-Express Gen 2. The NT20E2 In-line adapter is ideal for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) and Policy Enforcement applications operating at 10 Gbps line-speed and the NT20E2 Capture adapter, provides full 20 Gbps packet capture throughput.
Netreo is showcasing the new Virtualization Visualizer product that provides unique insights into virtual environments. See how to get beyond 'low hanging fruit' in your virtualization deployments, allowing you to avoid, detect, and remediate server sprawl, increase virtualization penetration, and save money, all without compromising application performance.
Netronome will announce the Netronome Network Flow Engine (NFE-3240), the industry's highest performance PCIe network acceleration card, specifically designed to accelerate x86 based network and security applications. The NFE-3240 provides 20 Gbps of line rate programmable packet and flow processing per card, providing a 10x performance increase over alternative solutions.
NetSupport presents a preview of updated award-winning desktop remote control solution, NetSupport Manager v11, includes support for Intel vPro Technology, Dynamic Auto Grouping based on pre-defined criteria and enhanced customized details view; beneficial when connecting to laptops as displays metrics such as wireless status and battery strength. Visit http://www.netsupportmanager.com
Safari Books Online will introduce the latest version of its on-demand digital library that provides searchable access to thousands of technology, digital media and business books, videos and pre-published manuscripts from more than 40 of the world's leading publishers, all for one low monthly price. Individual, workgroup and enterprise licensing available.
Sagem-Interstar (Sagemcom Group) will demo its new XMediusFAX AXP 6.5, the only IP fax server supporting the latest Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 and Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP). The mission-critical FoIP application seamlessly enhances the borderless branch IT, UC & Enterprise Content Management (ECM) ecosystems.
ScienceLogic announces availability of EM7 G3 Integration Server, providing enterprises and MSPs maximum flexibility to customize private cloud monitoring. The Integration Server provides an elegant and powerful toolset of REST web services APIs delivered in a hardened appliance to integrate EM7 quickly and easily with third-party systems.
Security On-Demand announces the release of the ThreatWatch(TM) IP Reputation Service; an internet intelligence service that identifies internet based security threats that stem from known or suspected sources of fraudulent activity on the web. ThreatWatch(TM) is designed to provide critical protection through real time event correlation and blocking of threats.
ShoreTel is pleased to announce a first-of-its-kind Lowest Total Cost of Ownership Guarantee program. We're so confident that ShoreTel's brilliant simplicity offers a lower TCO than our competitors that we'll guarantee it. And if a new customer can provide independent data that suggests otherwise, we'll beat our competitor's price.
Splice Communications, a NSP specializing in custom data network services, will announce its Splice IMS offering. Intelligent Managed Services outsourcing allows customers to reduce IT Infrastructure costs significantly. In a tough economy, outsourcing Call Centers, Desktop Support and Cloud Computing responsibilities helps streamline internal resources. Splice. Know your Options.
Switch++ introduces a modular, feature-rich, low cost, layer 2+ switching software package that enables network equipment vendors to quickly integrate into their product Ethernet switching capabilities based on the latest silicon technology. Switch++ software stack includes full unit and system test frameworks.
Titan IC Systems will be launching the Hyperion 10G, a PCIe-based content processing solution for network security applications. The accelerator card is based on the high-performance Titan IC 64bit RXP. It targets offloading RegEx-based content processing for a range of security appliances with low power consumption without compromising performance.
Transition Networks expands its carrier class and enterprise network product portfolios with the new ION chassis. The ION platform is an intelligent, high-density, multi-protocol system that supports a variety of network interface devices and media conversion modules, offering customers advanced remote management capabilities and security features such SSL and SSH.
Vidyo will announce VidyoDesktop(TM) Executive, a touch screen executive desktop videoconferencing solution for under $1000 that leverages "all-in-one" touch screen computers running VidyoDesktop(TM) 2.0 software at one-tenth the cost of competitive executive desktop videoconferencing solutions. VidyoDesktop(TM) Executive, in full 1080p HD, will be demonstrated at Vidyo's Booth #2207.
Viridity Software will feature its EnergyCenter, data center energy monitoring, measurement and management software, engineered from the ground up to enable customers to better manage power availability and reduce the risk of power outages, discover additional hidden power, cooling and space capacity, as well as meet sustainability and "green" data center goals.
In booth #1919, Vizioncore will demonstrate major innovations in its industry-leading products, including CBT and ABM in vReplicator and vRanger(TM) Pro, and chargeback, capacity planning and service management in its market leading monitoring solution, vFoglight. Attendees will also get a sneak peak of new products for release later this year.
Voltaire will demonstrate the industry's first end-to-end, virtualized and converged data center across a multi-vendor 10 Gigabit Ethernet fabric. Shown for the first time, Voltaire's new UFM(TM) 3.0 software is the first and only Ethernet fabric management software that dynamically orchestrates end-to-end virtual machine connectivity for multi-vendor data center networks.
Weidenhammer's vRescue On-Demand Disaster Recovery will introduce free trial offers for its fully-managed backup and recovery service. vRescue remotely backs up mission critical systems to virtualized servers in a secured, 24/7 data center. With daily testing and validation, vRescue ensures quick and efficient recovery. http://www.vrescue.net | 1-877-6vRescue.
WOW launches the IT Buyer Guide, a comprehensive website directory for today's IT professional buyers. ITBuyerGuide.org helps make educated and informed purchasing decisions by utilizing the IT Buyers Guide resources to search for companies and products by category, name, keyword, operating system, software requirements, type of product or price. Visit: http://www.itbuyerguide.org
Wright Line, provider of data center containment solutions, is showcasing a cold aisle containment configuration, including: end-of-row doors, in-row ceilings, duct systems and Wright Line's patented Heat Containment System. These rack-integrated solutions work with third-party racks and hot aisle containment systems. Rack-independent, aisle-containment-solutions are also available. Visit booth #2729.
Xelerated will announce a partnership with a leading original design manufacturer at Interop. Together, the companies will provide next-generation access solutions for the fiber access market. At the show, they will introduce their first Gigabit Ethernet ODM switch, a point-to-point Ethernet product which accelerates time-to-market by six to nine months.
Interop® drives the adoption of technology, providing knowledge and insight to help IT and corporate decision-makers achieve business success. Part of UBM TechWeb's family of global brands, Interop is the leading business technology event series. Through in-depth educational programs, workshops, real-world demonstrations and live technology implementations in its unique InteropNet program, Interop provides the forum for the most powerful innovations and solutions the industry has to offer. For more information about these events visit, http://www.interop.com.
About UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses - media solutions, marketing services and paid content -UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb's communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands include: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading magazines. UBM TechWeb is a UBM company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.
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Magellan GPS to Sponsor Geocaching.com's 8th Annual Worldwide Cache In Trash Out Events to Clean Up the Environment
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19 -- Magellan GPS announces their exclusive sponsorship of Geocaching.com's Cache In Trash Out (CITO) worldwide event. CITO is an ongoing environmental initiative supported by the global geocaching community dedicated to cleaning up parks and other cache-friendly places around the world to help preserve the natural beauty of our outdoor resources.
Magellan GPS will host a Cache In Trash Out (CITO) event at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Saturday, April 24, 2010. The Magellan CITO event, hosted in cooperation with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks department, challenges people to a geocaching adventure in addition to cleaning up litter throughout the world famous park.
Geocachers and other outdoor enthusiasts are welcome to participate in a coordinated clean-up effort to benefit the Golden Gate Park, as well as embark on a new geocaching adventure. Come prepared with your own GPS device or borrow a new eXplorist GC product that Magellan will have on hand.
"Magellan is excited to partner with Geocaching.com to support this important environmental clean-up effort. There are hundreds of Cache In Trash Out events happening worldwide and Magellan is proud to be part of keeping our parks and outdoor recreation areas litter free," said Peggy Fong, President and Chief Operating Officer at Magellan.
Magellan's family friendly event in San Francisco will include geocaching competitions, a free lunch, and prize giveaways.
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-- Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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-- Coordinates are 37(¡) 46' 07.96" N 122(¡) 29' 06.63" W
-- The person who collects the most trash will win a prize.
Magellan GPS will showcase the recently launched eXplorist GC at the event. eXplorist GC is the first dedicated GPS device for geocaching that includes out-of-the-box paperless geocaching, pre-loaded with the most popular geocaches in the world, a brilliant color screen, rich graphics and an easy to use interface all packed into a rugged and waterproof device that connects seamlessly to http://www.geocaching.com/.
MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro(TM) series portable car navigation, Outdoor and Mobile navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, visit http://www.magellangps.com/.
Mantara Cements Low-Latency Leadership - First to Provide U.S. Options Data On 24-Core Server
Full OPRA Data Set on Single Server Reduces Network Hops and Latency for Traders
JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 19 -- Mantara, Inc., a provider of advanced technology solutions for high-frequency trading, announced that users of expressWay(TM), its integrated low-latency trading platform, now have ultra-low latency access to the entire U.S. equity options OPRA (Options Price Reporting Authority) data set. Made possible by Mantara's single-server, 24-core processing implementation, traders can reap the benefits of real-time data availability and reliability even during market micro bursts, as well as ultra-low latency access to market liquidity.
Immediate and accurate pricing data is essential to trader competitiveness. As both the volume and percentage of electronic options trading continue to grow exponentially, the need for reliable, real-time market data has become an increasingly critical factor driving technology decisions. With an average of 500-600 thousand options price updates per second and over 2 million during burst levels, organizations typically require five or six servers to process the current volume of OPRA quotes and last sale data used by the trading community.
Through an innovative application of next-generation technology, Mantara is able to process all U.S. equity options plus cash equities data -- on a single, 24-core server. Leveraging the processing power of the most advanced multi-core technology available, expressWay easily handles the increasing speed and volume of equity options data, reducing the network hops inherent with multiple-server solutions, and eliminating the network latency associated with standard, two-tiered equity options feed handlers.
ExpressWay takes full advantage of the latest generation of software and hardware advances to achieve unprecedented performance. The option ticker plant was designed and implemented from inception to use in parallel; each available core afforded by today's advanced server technology. This approach serves as the technical foundation for expressWay's innovative low-latency solutions--and enables microsecond access to options and equities market data to provide traders with pricing advantage and more immediate liquidity capture.
"Industry participants from sponsoring broker-dealers to proprietary trading and buy-side firms are looking to shrink latency at every level of the trade process," said Brice Hamon, chief technology officer at Mantara. "Employing a single multi-core approach, expressWay was engineered to provide traders with a solution to the classic ultra-low latency market data access problem -- and delivers fully normalized content with feed arbitration and high reliability, with the added benefit of running on standard off-the-shelf hardware for performance levels associated with more costly hardware-accelerated offerings."
To provide optimum performance and deliver the full potential of expressWay's advanced architecture, Mantara combines Concurrent Computer Corporation's real-time RedHawk Linux operating system with 24-core server technology to provide traders with a robust and highly reliable 24:7 solution -- regardless of surges in market data.
"Concurrent's RedHawk Linux is specifically designed for time-critical data center applications such as Mantara's expressWay trading platform," said Ken Jackson, Concurrent VP of Real-Time Systems. "At Concurrent, we are committed to providing the low-latency and deterministic performance needed for key financial applications. We are delighted that our industry-standard RTOS offers the software environment and guaranteed response required in Mantara's market data ticker plant."
Kevin McPartland, Senior Analyst at the TABB Group, commented, "Without a doubt, the pursuit of low-latency solutions is a primary focus for institutions executing both high-frequency and traditional trading strategies. However, the past few years have shown us that latency reduction can not sacrifice cost efficiencies therefore throwing hardware at the problem is no longer an acceptable approach. Cost-effective, single-server solutions offer significant merit in the quest for ultra-low latency."
Mantara's low-latency solution provides further benefits to clients interested in collocating their options order processing activity. Since processing power is concentrated on a single server, versus the multiple processors traditionally required to handle options execution, organizations are able to substantially lower collocation hardware costs. For institutions interested in ultra-low latency access to OPRA data, please contact email@example.com
Headquartered in Jersey City, NJ, Mantara, Inc. is transforming securities trading worldwide through the development and delivery of integrated, low-latency, high-speed trading and analytics solutions. With its next-generation expressWay trading platform, Mantara is positioned for leadership in the financial trading technology markets. For more information on Mantara, visit http://www.mantara.com.
Mantara and expressWay are registered trademarks of Mantara, Inc. in the United States.
Source: Mantara, Inc.
CONTACT: Kristen Fuller, Mantara, Inc., +1-650-796-4884,
The interactive offers abbreviated descriptions of each control delivered through an animated Flex graphic. When selecting one of the interactive's controls, a pop up appears with a control description, a link to the extended control description, a link to user vetted tools, and an audio presentation from Eric Cole, a SANS instructor who helped formulate the controls.
"SANS has featured the controls for some time, but the interactive will make them easier to understand, follow, and implement," said Adam Ross, SANS' managing editor. "The controls are so text heavy, we figured there had to be a way to simplify and tell their story in a more succinct manner."
The controls are judged by leading cybersecurity experts to be the most commonly used, and effective ways computer attackers gain entry to systems and networks. The automation of these controls has radically lowered the cost of security while improving effectiveness. These controls allow those responsible for compliance and those responsible for security to agree, for the first time, on what needs to be done to make systems safer. No development in security is having a more profound and far reaching impact. In one well known example, U.S. State Department Chief Information Officer John Streufert built a long-term continuous monitoring approach to cybersecurity with the critical controls in mind. In doing so, Streufert has demonstrated more than an 80 percent reduction in 'measured' security risk through the automation and measure of the controls.
Under the auspices of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, former U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Air force Chief Information Officer John Gilligan brought together a consortium to determine and write the controls. Members of the consortium include NSA, US Cert, DoD, Cyber Crime Center, and the top commercial forensic experts and pen testers serving the banking and critical infrastructure communities.
Source: SANS Institute
CONTACT: Adam Ross of SANS Institute, +1-248-420-9522, firstname.lastname@example.org
iHolophone: Innovative Music Instrument for the iPhone and iPad by Amidio Inc, Released
NEW YORK, April 19, 2010-- Amidio Inc has released iHolophone (http://amidio.com/iholophone), a new
amazing music instrument for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The application
allows effortless live performing on 2 synthesizers over fully programmable
sequencer beats. Truly futuristic and soulful, iHolophone addresses the two
most important aspects of the music - the melody and the rhythm, and is
packed with 250 mb of impressive sounds.
iHolophone doesn't require the player to have any music education, and at
the same time even serious musicians will find it fun and useful, thanks to
the CrystalClarity 64-bit sound engine and HoloDiscs touch technology. The
application ships with a massive factory set of 40 factory scenes with 160
factory sequencer patterns, and own scenes can be created in no time - users
can choose from 60 modern instrument sounds, 800 hi-quality percussive and
melodic sequencer samples, and 70 background pictures.
iHolophone doesn't rely solely on fixed standard music scales,
representing a totally different and fresh approach which brings simple yet
total control over own melodic progressions. This makes coming up with new
melodies quick and easy. Moreover, iHolophone is one step further to blending
music and art. The rhythms, sounds and harmonies produced by the player
dissolve in the changing screen backgrounds to become more than just music,
but a deep atmospheric morphing kind of art that immerses into evocative
iHolophone is initially priced at $6,99. A free version (iHolophone Free:
Happy Birthday edition) is available. The video clips of the applications in
action can be viewed at http://amidio.com/iholophone.
Amidio Inc is widely known for releasing the first iPhone synthesizer
application Noise.io Pro and the first iPhone DJ MP3 application Touch DJ
Support for RealD Format to be Integrated into Sigma Designs' Silicon Chips for Set-Top Boxes and Other Consumer Products
MILPITAS, Calif., and LOS ANGELES, April 19 -- Global 3D technology company, RealD Inc., and Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leading provider of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home, jointly announced delivery of support for the stereoscopic RealD Format incorporated in Sigma Designs' Media Processors. The integration enables manufacturers of set-top boxes, televisions and other consumer electronics to take advantage of the RealD Format for the delivery and display of high definition 3D content with no additional hardware required. The integrated design is available from Sigma Designs today.
"RealD is one of the leading providers of stereoscopic technologies for broadcast-delivery of 3D content," said Ken Lowe, vice president of strategic marketing for Sigma Designs. "We look forward to working with RealD and their impressive list of licensees to cost-effectively bring rich and immersive 3D video into the living room."
"Sigma Designs is at the forefront of delivering media processor solutions with an eye toward the emergence of 3D in the home," said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD. "This partnership to integrate support for the RealD Format will make it easier for consumer electronics companies to deliver high definition 3D content to next generation consumer products without incremental hardware costs."
The RealD Format is an enhanced version of the company's patented side-by-side 3D delivery method that includes a unique set of technologies to identify, manage and deliver stereoscopic content. The RealD Format multiplexes a left-eye and right-eye 3D image into a single channel and is capable of delivering high definition 3D content to any 3D-enabled display type using today's HD infrastructure across cable, satellite, packaged media and the internet (H.264, Windows Media and MPEG2 compatible).
We are a leading global licensor of stereoscopic (three-dimensional), or 3D, technologies. Our extensive intellectual property portfolio enables a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. We license our RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. We also provide our RealD Format, active and passive eyewear, and display and gaming technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content on high definition televisions, laptops and other displays. Our cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover, heads-up displays for military jets and robotic medical procedures. http://www.reald.com
About Sigma Designs, Inc.
Sigma Designs is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that are used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home. SoC solutions include media processing, wired and wireless networking, video image processing, and home control along with system software to form the critical components of consumer electronic products that include Internet protocol TV (IPTV) set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, high definition televisions (HDTV), and media communication devices. Headquartered in Milpitas, Calif., Sigma Designs has direct sales representatives in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe (Denmark), Israel, Japan, Taiwan and a third-party distributor in Korea. For more information, please visit Sigma Designs' web site at http://www.sigmadesigns.com.
Rick Heineman (RealD)
Ken Lowe (Sigma Designs, Inc.)
Source: RealD Inc.
CONTACT: Rick Heineman of RealD, +1-310-385-4020, email@example.com;
or Ken Lowe of Sigma Designs, Inc., +1-408-957-9850, firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Broadcasting Group Unveils Its 2010 Slate of Premium Original Online Programming
Highly Acclaimed Third Season of 'Style Series' Headlines Leading Video Network's 2010 Lineup
NEW YORK, April 19 -- Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG; http://www.dbg.tv), the full-service video network specializing in the original production and distribution of video content across the Internet and other digital media, today announced its 2010 slate of premier original programming. DBG's lineup includes a mixture of scripted, docu, lifestyle and reality shows, including the return of "Style Series," an innovative series that features today's hottest musicians, celebrities, chefs and fashion designers in both interviews and exclusive performances.
DBG's in-house ability to produce an annual programming slate is unique among video ad networks and bolsters the company's reputation as the go-to partner for agencies and advertisers wanting to move beyond repurposing existing TV spots to producing fresh, long-form branded content. This is DBG's third season of original programs and highlights advertisers' increasing utilization of branded entertainment online in response to the shift in consumer viewing habits.
"We'll compare our 2010 slate to any traditional network," said Joseph Gomes, Chief Creative Officer at DBG. "DBG's 2010 lineup is a diverse offering of reality and scripted shows that represents our distinctive capability to develop quality original programming. Our ability to target specific audiences with first-rate entertainment and effectively measure every show's reach is why advertisers find online programming to be a successful and cost-effective method of engaging with their consumers."
The Company is kicking off the slate with "video upfronts" in LA, Chicago and New York throughout April. Among the marquee programs, including DBG's third season of its acclaimed "Style Series," are:
-- 5 First Days - A series that documents the first day of school for
five different families of varying size, age and backgrounds from the
perspective of the students and the moms.
-- Ex Appeal - A scripted series that revolves around a character who
can't seem to get over her ex, even though she dumped him! The series
is set to be directed by co creator Kat Coiro and will star fellow
co-creator Jenny Mollen. It will also feature appearances from Jason
Biggs, Rhys Coiro, Julie Benz and Krysten Ritter.
-- Family vs. Chef - An exciting competition style cooking show that pits
one family's recipe against a celebrity chef's take on the same dish
all shot before a studio audience.
-- How to Date Your Husband - Oprah.com relationship expert, Andrea
Syrtash, provides married women with advice on maintaining or
rekindling romance in their marriage.
-- Single Life - From the creators of award the winning series, "Mom
Life," comes a dating reality show that examines the challenges of the
online dating scene with real singles as well as celebrities who share
their dating experiences.
-- Written Off - A hilarious mockumentary series that stars a real life
former soap opera icon who develops her own series after her character
is written-off and hires her fellow "write-offs" as her cast and crew.
-- Under the Arch - A hybrid "scripted-reality" series which follows the
complex lives of several NYU students, taking viewers along with them
on their exciting and dynamic journeys.
About Digital Broadcasting Group
Digital Broadcasting Group (DBG, http://www.dbg.tv) distributes video inventory through the DBG Video Network, and produces original online programming. A comScore rated top 10 video network comprised of 152 million monthly unique visitors, The DBG Video Network distributes advertisers' pre-roll inventory as well as other longer form video content across the 2,600 sites and properties that are within the network. DBG's award winning in-house production team produces original programming that aligns with a brand's communication goals. DBG has recently worked with clients such as Walmart, Kimberly Clark, Unilever, TransUnion, Lionsgate, the U.S. Air Force, Moen, and Diet Coke to create and distribute branded entertainment content. The company was founded in 2007, and has offices in New York, Chicago, Dallas and Los Angeles. Chris Young, founder of Klipmart, formed DBG with award winning writers and producers Joseph Gomes and Gregg Backer.
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Source: Digital Broadcasting Group
CONTACT: Patrick Durkin, SeisMK for DBG, +1-212-561-7459,
email@example.com, or Kayla Zerby, SeisMK for DBG, +1-212-561-7454,
HALOTEQ Launches HALODESQ-Desktop Computing as a Service Using Cloud Computing, HALODESQ Creates 'PC Dial Tone'
BALTIMORE, April 19 -- HALOTEQ (http://www.haloteq.com/), the leading Managed Services Provider of technology and products, has launched HALODESQ, a revolutionary new turnkey internet-hosted desktop virtualization solution that eliminates the need for purchasing, managing and maintaining local desktops, workstations and PCs.
In making the announcement, Michael Goff, President and Chief Executive Officer of HALOTEQ, said, "HALODESQ is transforming the PC experience by creating a 'PC Dial Tone.' The analogy is clear: We all expect a dial tone and the immediate ability to use the phone when we pick up a phone receiver. We don't expect to manage the network, the switches or the desktop appliances we use. HALOTEQ's HALODESQ provides the desktop PC user the same seamless ease of use as what we have come to expect from our phone systems."
With HALODESQ, businesses access their work environment through a secure desktop portal while all business information remains in the HALOTEQ SAS 70 data center. This "cloud-based" structure allows access anytime, anywhere, with the confidence that all information is 100% safe, secure and compliant.
The key benefits of HALODESQ are:
-- Complex technology, capital expense and management are eliminated;
replaced by a flat fee per seat. Planning is easy and predictable.
-- Right- sizing of the required resource. You never have too little or
too much. You don't have to over purchase in order to be sure of
capacity, performance or availability.
-- You get redundancy all the way to the desktop that is not achievable
with distributed PCs.
-- Complete data security - No data ever leaves the data center.
Additionally, all mission critical data, spreadsheets and documents
are securely housed and backed up in our SAS 70 Type II certified data
-- Total agility. Expand or contract as your business changes with the
potential to run LESS than one desktop per employee.
-- Access from anywhere. Your HALODESQ environment can be accessed from
The Cloud Access Portal, or any other PC connected to the network. Not
only convenient but necessary to provide true business continuity.
-- 24/7 monitoring assuring high availability and performance.
-- Green! Tremendously reduced power consumption. Less power at the
desktop. Lower cooling costs due to very low heat generation and no
noise because the HALODESQ Cloud Access Portal requires no fan. Many
clients qualify for power utility credits and rebates because the
power reduction is so dramatic.
-- Moves, adds and changes are easy. The desktop stays in the 'cloud'
only the employee moves.
-- Never deal with disposal issues again. The cycle is broken. Replacing
PCs every 36 months or so not only creates capital pressure it
generates a lot of waste.
"Typically these state-of-the-art technology services are more readily available only to the very largest companies, but with HALODESQ, and our other offerings, including 24/7 Management Services, HALOTEQ provides high quality cost effective technology products and services to companies of all sizes to reduce their expenses and improve performance and reliability and agility," Mr. Goff concluded.
A one stop shop for all business technology needs, HALOTEQ works with its clients to help them improve their business productivity and agility, while reducing operational costs. This is done by employing the most innovative business technology as a service with high-performance, cost effective utility that replaces the burden of the tech cycle with predictability and real time response by transferring all of an enterprise's information technology to an outsourced managed service provider. HALOTEQ's 24/7 Managed Services include HALODESQ and a wide range of data and voice technology products and services, including Network Services and Support, Computer Service and Support, e-mail and web hosting, Spam and Spyware Protection, Business Phone Systems, Voice-Over IP, Web Applications, Hardware and Software.
CONTACT: Melissa Krantz, Krantz and Company, +1-917-653-6716,
EADS Defence & Security and Alcatel-Lucent Sign a Strategic Alliance to Provide Advanced Broadband Solutions to the Public Safety Market
Joint Solution, Based on LTE and P25 Mobile Technologies, Initially Targets the U.S. Market With a 700 MHz Spectrum Offering
MURRAY HILL, New York and PARIS, April 19, 2010-- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and EADS Defence
& Security today announced they had signed an agreement in principle to
jointly develop and offer a powerful mobile solution designed specifically to
address the public safety market in the United States.
The EADS and Alcatel-Lucent solution, based on the emerging 4G
standard called LTE (Long Term Evolution) and on the public safety Project
25[*] (P25) standards will provide mission-critical communications to state
and local public safety organizations (fire, police and ambulance
departments) through a fully integrated, end-to-end solution based on
advanced, reliable mobile and IP technologies.
The joint solution will greatly enhance interoperable voice,
video and data communications within and between public safety agencies and
help streamline operations, while reducing costs associated with maintaining
multiple non-interoperable networks. EADS Defence & Security will leverage
Alcatel-Lucent's industry-leading expertise in LTE end-to-end solutions to
complement its digital Land Mobile Radio (LMR) offering based on Project 25
(P25) standards, in the dedicated spectrum for public safety communications
in North America. Alcatel Lucent will leverage EADS Defence & Security's
intimacy of first responders worldwide, particularly for critical
applications and terminals.
The two companies initially will define, develop, integrate
and qualify a joint end-to-end solution for the 700 MHz spectrum to meet the
specialized needs of the public safety markets in the United States. The
cooperation may eventually be expanded to worldwide markets and other
The two companies will market the joint solution to public
safety players through either their respective existing sales channels or to
and through service providers and systems integrators.
"Communications is becoming the 'oil' that makes other
industries run, providing new levels of efficiency and safety and delivering
new applications and services that were impossible before," said Tom Burns,
president of Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise activities. "By combining our
best-in-class end-to-end broadband wireless solutions with EADS' public
safety applications and technologies, we will provide first responders and
public safety organizations new powerful communication tools and services."
"We are looking to propose mission-critical systems combining
the strengths of our COR P25 radio system open architecture with the next
generation of networks and applications in order to better respond to
customer requirements," said Herve Guillou, CEO of Defence & Communications
Systems in EADS Defence & Security. "We have found the best partner as
Alcatel-Lucent is a leader in LTE and has a strong presence in North America"
Alcatel-Lucent will adapt its LTE-based radio access network,
enhanced packet core, IMS and IP backhaul infrastructure and systems to the
frequency band dedicated to broadband public safety services in the U.S.
Alcatel-Lucent will also provide integration, validation and testing
solutions and services. Alcatel-Lucent is a recognized market leader in LTE
with more than 40 LTE trials around the globe and commercial contracts with
two of the largest operators in the world.
EADS Defence & Security will provide LMR infrastructure and
systems, LTE terminals and public safety applications. EADS Defence &
Security will also provide integration, validation and testing solutions and
services. EADS Defence & Security is a world leading provider of
mission-critical communications and Command & Control solutions through its
integrated activity Defence and Communications Systems (DCS).
About EADS Defence & Security
EADS Defence & Security is a systems solutions provider for
armed forces and civil security worldwide. Its portfolio ranges from sensors
and secure networks through missiles to aircraft and UAVs as well as global
security, service and support solutions. In 2009, DS - with around 21,000
employees - achieved revenues of EUR 5.4 billion. EADS is a global leader in
aerospace, defence and related services. In 2009, EADS generated revenues of
EUR 42.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 119,000.
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted
transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic
industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and
governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video
communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged
broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services,
Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of
Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications
industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced
global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local
partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2
billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located
in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com
[*] Project 25 (P25) or APCO 25 refers to a suite of standards
for digital radio communications for use by federal, state/province and local
public safety agencies in North America to enable them to communicate with
other agencies and mutual aid response teams in emergencies.
Source: Alcatel-Lucent & EADS Defence & Security
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Cox Business Partners with McAfee(R) to Protect Customers From Online Threats with Complimentary 'Cox Business Security Suite'
Comprehensive SMB Security Solution provides five layers of protection and is powered by McAfee's technology
ATLANTA, April 19 -- Cox Business announced today the launch of Cox Business Security Suite, an efficient and reliable solution to secure business software and data, which will be powered by industry-leading McAfee SAAS security technology. Cox Business Security Suite is available now in Roanoke and Hampton Roads, both part of Cox's Virginia market. The company plans to extend the product to additional markets in 2010. The total protection solution is a free service for Cox Business Internet(SM) subscribers.
Among other features, Cox Business Security Suite includes:
-- McAfee® Site Advisor® technology, a website safety advisor that uses
simple color codes to identify risky websites so users can safely surf
the Web and transact online
-- Anti-virus, anti-phishing, anti-spyware software
-- SAAS provides automatic updates and upgrades
-- Firewall and identify theft protection
-- Centralized web-based management in the SecurityCenter console
enables ease for IT administrators and office supervisors
-- Customizable installations, reports and automatic updates
"Cox Business Security Suite further enhances the value of Cox Business Internet and provides a vital service to our customers," said Kristine Faulkner, Cox Business' vice president of product development and business. "Companies cannot afford to have Internet security failures interrupt their daily business, so they must safeguard against viruses, hackers and other developing web threats. Cox Business is helping our customers focus on their core business and the bottom line. If purchased independently, a similar service package with 10 licenses could cost them up to $350 annually."
The solution is both time and cost efficient. Cox Business Security Suite minimizes system downtime and provides uninterrupted protection with automatic scans and updates to ensure small business users are safe from ongoing online threats and cybercriminals. From the web-based SecurityCenter console users can centralize installation, configuration, reporting and set policies and manage office groups or individual PCs, as well as customized reporting widgets and scheduling on demand scans.
Customers will receive between 2 and 10 licenses, based on their high-speed data tier package. If needed, a Cox Business data customer can purchase additional licenses in packages of 5, 10, 15 and 25. Customers simply login to MyAccount, the Cox Business customer management portal, to activate Cox Business Security Suite.
"Small business owners often feel vulnerable when they are conducting online financial transactions and they want to protect work computers with features that can block access to dangerous websites," Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager of the McAfee consumer, mobile and small business group. "With McAfee technology in place, Cox's business customers can feel confident that they have the number one ranked malware protection* to help keep their small-business office safe online."
Cox Business Security Suite joins an award-winning data services portfolio with solutions such as online backup. Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for nearly 250,000 small and regional businesses, including healthcare providers, K-12 and higher education, financial institutions and federal, state and local government organizations. According to Vertical Systems Group, Cox Business is the fourth largest provider of business Ethernet services in the U.S. based on customer ports. Cox is currently the seventh largest voice service provider in the U.S. and supports more than 700,000 business phone lines. For more information about Cox Business, Click Here or call 1-800-396-1609.
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces.
For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at http://www.cox.com and http://www.coxmedia.com.
About McAfee, Inc.
McAfee, Inc. (NYSE:MFE), headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is the world's largest dedicated security technology company. McAfee is committed to relentlessly tackling the world's toughest security challenges. The company delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that help secure systems and networks around the world, allowing users to safely connect to the Internet, browse and shop the Web more securely. Backed by an award-winning research team, McAfee creates innovative products that empower home users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com/
BURLINGAME, Calif., April 19 -- ARES Corporation announces the release of AVERT 5.1, the latest version of its powerful 3D security assessment and optimization software. As the only product of its type to receive the SAFETY Act certification from the Department of Homeland Security, AVERT 5.1 has been further upgraded for improved decision-making. The new version runs up to 57% faster and can analyze system effectiveness at separate layers of defense, combing through each section of any security system. In addition to increased detail, AVERT 5.1 comes with the capability to compare several different security configurations simultaneously, automatically determining the optimal defense for a given threat. For more information or for purchasing details, please visit http://www.arescorporation.com/AVERT or contact Tom P'Simer, Director of Sales, at (440) 962-3094 or email@example.com.
AVERT is the only tool of its kind on the market, providing repeatable and proven metrics to enable risk-informed decision-making. With the SAFETY Act certification from the DHS, the use of AVERT provides liability indemnification from the U.S. Government. This powerful software incorporates both security technologies and security personnel into a 3D model, calculating probability of threat detection and neutralization with solid, quantifiable metrics. AVERT's near-real-time "what if" scenarios analyze security system effectiveness at each layer of defense, identifying the optimal solution. The robust software can model any area, from single structures to entire geographic regions, and takes into account risks posed from the air as well as bodies of water. In this time of escalating security concerns, AVERT empowers users to maximize both system effectiveness and return on security investments.
"As the choice security software service on all DoD nuclear facilities worldwide, AVERT has been tested and proven on diverse facilities and sites in many environments," said Steve Fogarty, Vice President of ARES' Security Software Solutions. "The newest version expands this powerful functionality, allowing users to make effective security decisions both at a deeper layer and on a broader scale, covering every aspect of their security needs at an even faster processing speed."
ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries. ARES' clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.
KEMP Technologies Launches Geographically Intelligent, DNS Load Balancer Appliance
GEO LoadMaster provides high availability across datacenters even during a disaster
YAPHANK, N.Y., April 19 -- KEMP Technologies today announced the launch of its GEO LoadMaster (GLM), a new appliance that offers the ability to assure high availability beyond a single datacenter. The GEO LoadMaster can direct web-facing traffic to the closest and fastest performing datacenter and traffic can also be diverted from one datacenter to another in the event of an outage at one location. While geographic load balancing is often available only as an add-on to expensive server load balancers and application delivery controllers, KEMP is offering this capability in an affordable, stand alone appliance that can also be integrated with server load balancers.
More companies today are distributing datacenters geographically in order to reduce the risk of lost availability of websites and web-based applications and to speed response time. Using geographic load balancing enables a business to protect applications and minimize downtime by moving web traffic from a failed datacenter to an operating datacenter seamlessly. "Regional" load balancing allows the GEO LoadMaster to direct a client to the closest datacenter based on the client's country or continent. Additionally, through "round robin" load balancing for all active datacenters, the GEO LoadMaster directs traffic to the best-performing datacenter or may route traffic based on such metrics as available bandwidth or concurrent sessions. The GEO LoadMaster also eliminates the load balancer as the single point of failure by providing DNS authority for each datacenter location.
"The GEO LoadMaster securely and seamlessly integrates with KEMP's LoadMaster Server Load Balancing hardware and virtual appliances," notes Peter Melerud, co-founder and VP of product management of KEMP Technologies. "We are providing many new options to businesses with multi-located datacenters with our GEO product that will deliver critical high availability 24/7 from anywhere in the world. As with all KEMP products, the GEO LoadMaster offers low-cost and higher performance to any sized business whether it has a single server each datacenter or multiple servers at each location."
KEMP's GEO LoadMaster appliance is available at a list price of $3,990 and includes first-year hardware maintenance and support agreement at no extra cost. Included with GEO LoadMaster is a geo coding database that can be updated as required. To contact KEMP to obtain a full production version of the GEO LoadMaster for evaluation, please visit http://www.kemptechnologies.com
About KEMP Technologies
KEMP Technologies is a leader in affordable server load balancer appliances and application delivery controllers tailored to meet the needs of businesses that rely on the Internet for e-commerce and business-critical applications. KEMP helps companies rapidly grow their business with 24/7 high-availability, better web infrastructure performance, scalability and secure operations - while streamlining IT costs.
Thousands of KEMP LoadMaster products are in use today to improve customer satisfaction by accelerating user access to business-critical web applications. Managed service providers also rely upon KEMP products to enable fast time-to-market and cost-effective operations for new and existing managed services.
KEMP's highly affordable LoadMaster products include Layers 4-7 load balancing, content switching and server persistence, SSL offload/acceleration, WTS load balancing and persistence with Session Directory integration, and application front-end capabilities (caching, compression, intrusion prevention system), plus one full year of product support - delivering industry leading price/performance value.
Application delivery solutions are known as application delivery controllers (ADC), server load balancers (SLB), application front-end devices (AFE), web switches, content switches and application switches.
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Source: KEMP Technologies
CONTACT: Press, Fran Bosecker, Vantage Communications for KEMP
Technologies, +1-845-536-1416, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Company Contact,
Peter Melerud, KEMP Technologies, email@example.com
Social Connectivity Gets Real With the Samsung Reality(TM) From Verizon Wireless
Touch Screen Display, QWERTY Keyboard, Next-Generation Messaging and Social Networking Features Keep Customers Connected On the Go
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and DALLAS, April 19 -- Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), today announced the Samsung Reality(TM) will be available on April 22. The sleek and stylish Samsung Reality, available in two color options - Piano Black and City Red - sports a three-inch touch screen display, full horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, customizable widgets, and multiple messaging options.
The Samsung Reality supports Samsung's unique TouchWiz interface, which offers specially designed widgets that allow customers to customize and personalize their phones. The Communities widget allows customers to update social networking sites, post pictures and upload videos to YouTube(TM) and other Web sites instantly. The Samsung Reality also features one-touch widgets, which provide instant access to favorite Web sites on the phone's full HTML Web browser.
Key features and specifications:
-- 3 inch WQVGA (240 x 400) full touch screen
-- Horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard
-- Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and
voice messaging; Mobile IM; Mobile Chat; Mobile Email; and Mobile Web
-- 3.2 megapixel camera with Night Shot Mode; single, multi, panorama,
mosaic and frame shot modes; and video capture capabilities
-- Photo editing features, including Dynamic Canvas, which supports
flash animations in pictures
-- Bluetooth® technology with support for headset, hands-free, Dial Up
Networking, stereo, phonebook access, basic print, basic imaging,
object push for vCard and vCalendar, File Transfer and serial port
-- Corporate Email (formerly RemoSync) support for Microsoft Office
Exchange so customers can synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and
calendars from their office e-mail
-- microSD(TM) card slot with support for up to 16 GB (card purchased
-- Access to social networking services
-- VZ Navigator® capable - Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to
more than 15 million points of interest and share the directions with
-- Visual Voice Mail - Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages
without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions
-- Media Center - Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers,
location-based services and more
-- Personal organizer and tools with calendar, calculator with currency
converter, notepad, alarm clock, world clock and stop watch
Price and availability:
-- The Samsung Reality will be available on April 22 at Verizon Wireless
Communications Stores and online at http://www.verizonwireless.com for $79.99
after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon
receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are
-- To get the most from the Samsung Reality, customers will need to
subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan, as well
as purchase a data package beginning at $9.99 per month for 25
megabytes with Mobile Email.
-- For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services,
visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or
go to http://www.verizonwireless.com.
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)(NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit http://www.samsungwireless.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.7 billion. Employing approximately 157,700 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT- LCDs. For more information, please visit http://www.samsung.com.
Samsung Mobile is proud to provide ENERGY STAR-qualified power adapters with its mobile phones and accessories. ENERGY STAR-qualified products use less energy, save money, and help protect the environment. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR meet strict energy-efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy.
Wellcore Corp. Taps Vertical Product Development Consultancy for New Wellcore System Launch
SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19 -- Wellcore Corporation, dedicated to developing wellness and safety solutions, has named Vertical Product Development as a key partner in the development of the new Wellcore System, the most advanced, intuitive and affordable Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) product available for seniors who want to stay safe and live more active, independent lives.
As consultants on the Wellcore System, shipping in May 2010, Vertical Product Development's goal for the industrial design and branding was to create an experience that not only meets the needs of the Wellcore user but ensures that the product's brand identity is cohesive and consistent throughout. Vertical Product Development's design strategists were involved in the product development phase early on, which helped them shape and hone the brand experience while meeting the strategic objectives outlined by Wellcore.
Utilizing motion detection and advanced pattern recognition, the patent-pending Wellcore System offers automatic fall detection, online wellness monitoring, and text-to-speech messaging. The Wellcore System is available for pre-orders from http://www.wellcore.com and will be available via firstSTREET and Gold Violin beginning in mid-May 2010 with more retail e-commerce sites and stores soon to be announced.
"The Wellcore System is a breakthrough product and the opportunity to break the norms and revitalize and rebrand an industry that hasn't evolved for decades is very exciting," said Soudy Khan, principal and user experience director of Vertical Product Development. "With Wellcore, our goals were to create the right experience that accurately reflects a modern senior's lifestyle and needs, such as a fashionable brushed- aluminum case for the wearable monitor and on-line dashboards that provide at-a-glance information."
"Vertical Product Development is a great partner for Wellcore," said Pete Janssen, Wellcore vice president of marketing. "Their approach to branding and product design is creative, collaborative and results-oriented."
Targeting the growing aging population, the Wellcore System can distinguish falls from other types of motion with unprecedented accuracy. In the event help is needed, Wellcore automatically sends emergency services and alerts designated caregivers and family. Traditional Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) require users to push a button, do not indicate whether the device is being worn, and only work inside the home. The Wellcore product summons help with or without the push of a button, reminds the wearer to put it on, and works anywhere -- including outside of the home -- in conjunction with a Wellcore-compatible cell phone.
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Wellcore Corporation's mission is to develop wireless products and services that improve wellness, safety and security for people. The company was founded in 2007 by leaders in the wireless industry, inspired to build technology that uses motion detection and advanced pattern recognition to help improve everyday life. Wellcore will unveil its first product, targeted at the aging population, in Spring 2010. Products addressing a broad range of market segments will follow. For more information, please visit http://www.wellcore.com.
About Vertical Product Development
Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA with a studio in Rome, Italy, Vertical Product Development is a design consultancy offering a fluid and dynamic approach to product development to meet each client's specific needs. For nearly 20 years, Vertical Product Development has quietly consulted at the executive level to start-ups and long established public companies alike. For more information, please visit http://www.vpd.me.
Source: Wellcore Corporation
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- Comprehensive New Offering Targets Yellow Page Publishers Racing to
Provide Affordable Websites to Local Advertisers
Spotzer Media Group (http://www.spotzer.com), the technology driven
creative agency that acts as video partner for major yellow page publishers
in 20 countries, today announced the launch of a new service - affordable
websites with full service customization.
Leveraging the systems, people and expertise Spotzer has developed making
video advertising fast, easy and affordable for small businesses. The new
website services are designed to help yellow pages publishers accelerate
their transformation from pure directories to general advertising agencies.
"Small businesses increasingly view their websites as the centerpiece of
all marketing activities," noted Spotzer founder and CEO Andrew Klein. "And
some large publishers have clearly shown that there are large revenues and
healthy profits in building websites. However, while there are software
platforms supporting the mass creation of websites, no fulfillment specialist
has yet put together the full range of services required to help small
businesses convert smart templates into well performing websites."
The new Spotzer services provide a turnkey fulfillment solution for
yellow page publishers. Content gathering, client support, copywriting, and
photo and image provision are all included. In addition, Spotzer ensures the
sites are strongly optimized for search engines. Spotzer also handles URL
registrations and transfers.
Building on its success provisioning ready-to-air videos, the new
services also take advantage of stock inventories of quality photographs as
well as archives of stock copy, all smartly organized in industry specific
templates that are managed with exclusivity rights by region. The stock
assets, supported by Spotzer's proprietary technology, allow Spotzer to
deliver "ready to publish" draft sites within minutes of receiving an order
from a publisher. The draft sites instantly reflect a blend of stock
materials and information about the business.
Spotzer's call center professionals then launch e-mails and phone calls to
support advertisers in further customizing their sites. Online content
gathering and editing tools are employed to make the revision process easy
and efficient. A network of copywriters is called upon to enhance client
inputs and internal image and SEO specialists provide further assistance.
Fully customized sites are delivered in less than a week.
In launching the new services, Spotzer has worked closely with
Israel-based WebsPlanet (http://www.websplanet.com,) a leading provider of
platforms for the mass production of websites.
"WebsPlanet was selected by European Directories, our largest video
client, and through their Dutch subsidiary De Telefoongids, our first client
for our website offering," explained Mira Gleisberg, a Spotzer executive and
architect of its website services. "We are delighted to work with WebsPlanet
and look forward to implementing our services in conjunction with their
platform in other markets. We are also working with other prospects that use
alternative platforms for site building."
"We can accelerate the rollout of a very competitive website offering,"
continued Klein. "We can also help publishers reduce costs and virtually
eliminate upfront investments and fixed expenses. Most importantly, we can
help them quickly deliver high quality sites that please their clients, rank
strongly in terms of SEO and effectively convert leads to actions."
Spotzer Media Group is the first global advertising agency dedicated to
making high quality digital advertising fast, affordable and highly targeted.
We offer small and local advertisers a range of innovative video and website
products and services through partnerships with media companies, directory
and local search publishers and advertising and media agencies.
Spotzer is based in Amsterdam and has offices in New York and Melbourne,
Australia. Shareholders include Sierra Ventures, Cyrte Investments and
European Directories. Learn more at http://www.spotzer.com.
Source: Spotzer Media Group
Contact: Jeroen Coppelmans, Spotzer Media Group, email@example.com, +1-917-562-9196
LTech Launches New CloudManage Offering to Provide 24x7 Support for Enterprise Cloud Computing Programs
Blend of services and technology meets growing need for cloud computing support
BRIDGEWATER, N.J., April 19 -- LTech, (http://www.ltech.com), a leader in enterprise cloud computing products and services, today announced LTech CloudManage, a blended offering of technology and services designed to improve the health, performance and reliability of enterprise cloud computing programs.
"As organizations deploy enterprise-wide cloud computing programs the need for specialized support services has become crucial to the adoption and overall success of these initiatives," said Ed Laczynski, founder and CTO of LTech. "With CloudManage, we offer the technology and trained expertise to monitor, back-up and ensure the highest performance from cloud computing."
LTech CloudManage is a managed service solution that enables organizations to take advantage of the value and flexibility of cloud computing without burdening existing IT staff. In addition to expert support staff trained and managed by LTech, CloudManage includes a mix of third-party and proprietary cloud management tools to monitor and maintain the entire cloud computing infrastructure. LTech currently provides support for cloud and hybrid infrastructures on Amazon Web Services and VMWare-based servers, with more platforms planned for the remainder of 2010.
The main features of CloudManage include:
-- Dedicated Expert Support Staff - trained and managed by LTech, cloud
expert support staff includes technical support, help desk, engagement
and project managers, and cloud engineers.
-- CloudMonitor - provides 24x7x365, on-demand monitoring of all servers
and Web application, including proprietary cloud management tools, to
scale based on high-traffic or high-load demand.
-- CloudBackup - LTech runs scheduled back-ups of cloud application data
to ensure the safe and secure retention via virtual storage systems.
Flexible scheduling ranges from daily and weekly backups to monthly
storage plans based on individual backup requirements.
-- CloudDR - LTech provides complete disaster recovery that complements
and strengthens existing programs, and covers all cloud-based systems.
Pricing and Availability
LTech CloudManage is available today directly from LTech, with pricing starting at $750-per-month. For more information please visit (http://www.ltech.com/cloud/manage) or call 866-583-2473.
Founded in 2001, LTech is a leading provider of products and services for enterprise cloud computing. Its cloud enablement products include LTech Google Docs Backup, LTech Power Panel for Google Apps and LTech Single Sign-On for Google Apps. LTech also helps enterprises leverage the cloud by providing implementation, configuration and support services. As an early Google Enterprise Partner(TM), LTech has successfully completed dozens of Google Apps deployments and helped develop best-practices for adopting and successfully scaling cloud computing programs for large-scale customers in business, government and education. LTech merged with The Matlen Silver Group Inc., one of the leading IT solutions companies for the Fortune 500, in January of 2009. For more information on LTech and its services please visit http://www.ltech.com, or call 866-583-2473.
Panasonic Announces Pricing For New LUMIX G Series Digital Single Lens Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Panasonic LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 digital cameras available in late-May 2010
SECAUCUS, N.J., April 19 -- Panasonic today announces pricing for the Panasonic LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 - the latest additions to the company's award-winning LUMIX G Series Digital Singles Lens (DSL) Micro Four Thirds cameras. Both available in late-May 2010, the LUMIX G2, which will come in red, blue and black models, will have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $799.95, while the LUMIX G10 will have an SRP of $599.95.
The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-G2 is the world's first* digital interchangeable lens system camera with a movable LCD that allows for touch-control, and the successor to the award-winning and revolutionary LUMIX G1, which was the world's first DSL Micro Four Thirds digital camera. The intuitive touch-control shooting elevates the camera's operability, letting the user adjust auto focus (AF) simply by touching the subject on the large 3.0-inch 460,000-dot high-resolution LCD. The LUMIX G2 also shoots 720p High Definition video using the AVCHD Lite format.
With the touch-screen operation, users can even snap a photo by touching the LUMIX G2's screen. Additionally, the touch-screen operation excels not only for shooting but also during playback. Users can touch one thumbnail viewed among many to quickly and easily see the full size of the desired photo. Also, to view images one-by-one, photos can be dragged across the screen to browse as though flipping the pages of a book. Once a user locks onto a subject, the LUMIX G2 enables AF Tracking and will track the subject as it moves within the frame. Then, with a touch on the screen, users can select the part and the size of AF area with the 1-area AF. The Multi-area AF sets a group of AF points according to the composition. With touch operation, menu settings can be changed quickly; cutting the time it takes to navigate using standard cursors. However, all setting changes can still be made using the control pad, if preferred.
The LUMIX G2 records 1280 x 720 HD videos in the AVCHD Lite format, which increases recording capacity and is highly compatible with audio-visual equipment. With a dedicated video record button, users can easily start recording a video. To complement its high-quality video capabilities, the LUMIX G2 features advanced audio options, as sound is recorded with Dolby Digital Creator and an optional accessory stereo microphone can be attached. A Wind Cut function further enhances the sound as it helps reduce noise caused from background wind.
For entry-level users wanting to step-up to a digital interchangeable lens camera, the LUMIX DMC-G10 is an affordable, high-performing and compact option. The LUMIX DMC-G10 is the world's lightest* digital interchangeable lens camera with a viewfinder, which packs a host of advanced digital camera functions designed to be easy-to-use for users new to system cameras. The new compact and portable LUMIX G10, can also record 720p HD video in JPEG, QVGA, VGA and WVGA formats. Users can enjoy recording HD videos while taking advantage of the high-quality lens and the flexibility to change to other lenses.
The LUMIX G10, with its incredible compact body and portable design, uses a mirrorless structure as part the Micro Four Thirds System standard, eliminating a number of components that are found in a conventional interchangeable lens camera, including the mirror box and optical viewfinder unit. Also, Panasonic designed the LUMIX G10 to be easy to use and offers iA (Intelligent Auto) - an easy shooting mode with automatic optimization according to the scene in either photo and video recording. This feature is helpful to beginner users unfamiliar with an interchangeable lens system camera, as the settings engage automatically. With the new dedicated iA button, which illuminates in blue when engaged, activating this mode is even easier.
Both the LUMIX G2 and LUMIX G10 will come equipped with the LUMIX G VARIO 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. lens. The new lens offers a versatile zoom range of 14-42mm (35mm camera equivalent: 28-84mm), making it suitable for shooting a wide-range of scenes, from dynamic landscape to portrait. Furthermore, both models are compatible with all LUMIX G-Series DSL Micro Four Thirds system lenses, allowing users even higher levels of performance in a digital interchangeable lens camera. In addition to LUMIX G lenses, the LUMIX DMC-G10 and LUMIX DMC-G2 DSL Micro Four Thirds digital cameras can use any interchangeable lens that complies with the Four Thirds standard via an optional mount adaptor DMW-MA1 and with the prestigious Leica M/R Lenses via DMW-MA2M or MA3R.
For more information on the Panasonic LUMIX G Series DSL Micro Four Thirds digital cameras and all its accessories, please visit: http://www.panasonic.com/lumix.
*As of March 7, 2010.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. In its commitment to provide consumers with extensive imaging resources, Panasonic LUMIX established the Digital Photo Academy, a series of nationwide workshops designed to instruct consumers how to optimize the features on their digital cameras and produce high-quality photos. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Company information for journalists is available at http://www.panasonic.com/pressroom.
For more than 20 years, Panasonic has been proud to support the Olympic Movement as an Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category and, beginning in 2009, in the Digital Imaging category as well. Panasonic has also renewed its partnership with the International Olympic Committee for an additional eight years through the 2016 Summer Games. For more information, visit http://panasonic.net/olympic/.
Verizon Launches New FiOS TV Bundled Package With the Best Spanish- and English-Language Channels
Verizon's Triple-Play La Conexion Package From FiOS Starts at $89.99 per Month; Price Guaranteed for Two Years, Additional Savings of $120 Through Online Orders
NEW YORK, April 19 -- Verizon on Monday (April 19) introduced its newest bundled package for customers who enjoy television programming in Spanish and in English. The La Conexion FiOS triple-play bundle contains Verizon's FiOS TV, FiOS Internet and phone service starting at $89.99 per month,* with the price guaranteed for two years.
"Hispanic consumers who want the most popular TV channels in their native language as well as in English, along with Verizon's super-fast FiOS Internet and unlimited calling, will love the newly launched La Conexion FiOS triple-play bundle package," said Oscar Madrid, director of multicultural marketing for Verizon. "Customers get the most for their money, with great savings as well as the best viewing experience, with the most popular Spanish-language channels - all from Verizon FiOS."
FiOS TV's La Conexion triple-play bundle provides customers with more than 175 music, sports, movie and local channels, including Telemundo, Univision and Telefutura. Additionally, the package includes the best in-language family programming, including Disney En Espanol and Discovery Familia.
The La Conexion bundle also includes FiOS Internet with speeds of up to 15 megabits per second (Mbps) download and up to 5 Mbps upload, and Verizon phone service with unlimited nationwide residential calling. Customers can easily add one of Verizon's popular international calling plans for more savings on calls overseas or even add Verizon Wireless service.
As an added bonus, customers who order their package online at http://www.verizon.com/espanol will receive an additional $5 savings a month for a total of $120 with a two-year agreement. Also, new subscribers to Verizon's La Conexion FiOS TV triple-play bundled $89.99 package who get FiOS TV's Home Media DVR will get the Home Media DVR free for six months.
Customers can use the Home Media DVR to record programming that can be viewed on up to six additional TV sets throughout the home. The multi-room DVR also enables customers to access their photos, videos and music, plus search for and enjoy online videos from blip.tv, Dailymotion and Veoh -- all from the comfort of their living room, only on FiOS TV.
FiOS TV offers a broad collection of programming, with more than 565 all-digital channels including up to 140 HD channels and 18,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. FiOS also provides next-generation interactive services including an advanced interactive media guide; social networking, news and entertainment widgets; remote DVR management via broadband or cell phone; and more.
Among the major sports events available on FiOS TV are the 2010 FIFA World Cup soccer matches, starting June 11.
"You do not want to miss out on these highly anticipated matches," said Madrid. "With 100 percent digital quality on every channel and incredible picture-and-sound quality, you'll feel like you're on the sideline with your favorite players."
For more information on FiOS TV's La Conexion bundled packages, visit http://www.verizon.com/espanol or click on "Espanol" located on the top right-hand side of Verizon's main Web site, http://www.verizon.com. For customer-service assistance in Spanish, customers can call 800-VERIZON (800-837-4966) and press '2.'
* Price requires two-year agreement and does not include taxes and fees.
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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Synaptics Gesture Suite(TM) Now Available for Popular Linux Operating Systems
Wider Availability of Industry-Leading TouchPad(TM) Gestures Empowers PC OEMs to Leverage Synaptics' Advanced Gesture Capabilities in Linux-based Operating Systems
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19 -- Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA), a leading developer of human interface solutions for mobile computing, communications, and entertainment devices, today announced the extension of its industry-leading Synaptics Gesture Suite(TM) to the Linux operating system environment. This release extends the Synaptics Gesture Suite--which includes sophisticated multi-finger gestures--to OEMs that offer Linux-based solutions.
Synaptics is a recognized leader in the mobile computing and handheld human interface areas, with more than 700 million devices shipped since 1995. Synaptics has a strong leadership position in the Microsoft Windows-based TouchPad(TM) market and Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS(TM))--currently available on a majority of Synaptics TouchPads delivered to PC OEMs around the world--allows users to enhance their productivity with thousands of Microsoft Windows-based applications available today. Today's announcement extends the industry's broadest gesture suite across a wide range of leading Linux operating systems.
"The Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux enables our OEMs to leverage a broad range of gesture capabilities across Linux operating systems, and offers extensibility into new Linux flavors such as Google Chrome OS and additional support for touch-enabled remote control devices," said Ted Theocheung, head of Synaptics PC and digital home products & ecosystem. "SGS ensures optimized interoperability of gestures, minimal gesture interpretations errors, and proven usability performance across the widest range of TouchPad sizes from small remote controls and netbooks to large powerhouse notebook PCs, as well as customization capabilities to OEMs' exacting specifications."
Supported Linux operating systems include Fedora, Millos Linpus, Red Flag, SLED 11 (SuSE), Ubuntu, and Xandros. SGS for Linux (SGS-L) supports a wide range of pointing enhancements and gestures including two-finger scrolling, PinchZoom, TwistRotate, PivotRotate(TM), three-finger flick, three-finger press, Momentum(TM), and ChiralScrolling. Bundled with Synaptics' enhanced driver interface, SGS-L is provided free of charge to Synaptics OEM/ODM partners when ordered with Synaptics TouchPad and ClickPad(TM) products.
Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux (SGS-L) helps manufacturers bring new interactivity and productivity to their notebook PC systems and other peripheral devices that use Synaptics TouchPads. To find out more about Synaptics Gesture Suite for Linux, please contact your Synaptics sales representative or visit http://www.synaptics.com/go/SGSL .
Synaptics (NASDAQ:SYNA) is a leading developer of human interface solutions for the mobile computing, communications, and entertainment industries. The company creates interface solutions for a variety of devices including notebook PCs, PC peripherals, digital music players, and mobile phones. The TouchPad(TM), Synaptics' flagship product, is integrated into a majority of today's notebook computers. Consumer electronics and computing manufacturers use Synaptics' solutions to enrich the interaction between humans and intelligent devices through improved usability, functionality, and industrial design. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. http://www.synaptics.com
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First Ever 'Multimodal Showcase' Debuts Next Generation of Mass Notifications
e2Campus showcases all the communication endpoints that can be controlled from one central interface during an emergency
SAN ANTONIO, April 19 -- From Booth #803 at ACUTA 2010, Omnilert®, LLC today announced the debut of "The Multimodal Showcase," an online shopping experience where visitors can browse the latest mass communication technology that integrates with the e2Campus unified emergency notification system.
Accessible from http://www.e2Campus.org, customers can learn details about qualified third-party technology such as desktop alert software, digital signage systems, scrolling LED displays, indoor and outdoor loudspeakers, fire alarms, alert beacons, blue light emergency phones, VoIP phone systems, social media, and more.
Third-party technology must pass a thorough testing program before being "certified" to integrate with e2Campus. "Certified Endpoint Providers" or CEPs include technology from ActiveAccess, Alertus Technologies, BRG Precision Products, Exhibio, Facebook, Inova Solutions, MagicBox, Twitter, Visix, Whelen, and others. Many other third party technology providers are qualified to successfully integrate with e2Campus, but cannot be mentioned here without violating trademarks. CEPs provide additional feedback and reporting within the e2Campus interface.
"e2Campus is the epicenter of notifications systems," says Nick Gustavsson, Chief Technology Officer at Omnilert. "Every day, new communication technologies emerge and it is critical for schools to be able to send emergency information to all of these technologies - from one centralized interface. This keeps the message uniform and delivers information in the way that notifies the entire community reliably. The Multimodal Showcase is a significant milestone in ensuring e2Campus customers have the necessary tools to keep their communities safe."
A modern campus can alert students via text, voice, signage, web, public address, and countless other means, and e2Campus allows schools to do this simultaneously. By integrating the schools' existing technology infrastructure with e2Campus, bureaucratic and human bottlenecks to broadcast an urgent message are eliminated, enabling fast, accurate delivery of messages via multiple, integrated communication channels. The issuer of e2Campus alerts has complete control over which endpoints receive e2Campus alerts on a case-by-case basis, which ensures that relevant alerts get to the right people in the community.
Used by more than 750 schools around the country, e2Campus is the first and most trusted unified emergency notification system in education. It is an award-winning, CAP compliant, Tier-1 notification system that enables non-technical staff to send custom or predefined messages instantly to the campus community for improved crisis communications. There is no traditional software to install, no hardware to buy and no additional phone lines needed. Through one unified interface, e2Campus instantly and simultaneously sends multimodal alerts to a subscriber's mobile phone (via SMS text message), landline phone (via voice message), computer desktop (pop-up), and e-mail accounts, plus school infrastructure such as PA systems, digital signage, alert beacons, Facebook Pages, Twitter Accounts, relevant school Web pages, and other endpoints the school may have in place. To learn more, visit http://www.e2campus.com/.
Omnilert, LLC is the leading provider of unified mass notification systems for better business continuity, emergency management, and routine communication. The easy-to-use, self-service, Web-based system enables a single person to communicate timely information to thousands of people anywhere, anytime, on any device or service. The award-winning company's 3,000 clients include the U.S. Army, GE, Harvard University, Boeing, American Red Cross, UNICEF, sanofi-aventis, and the National Institutes of Health. Omnilert solutions are sold under the brand names e2Campus, Amerilert, and RainedOut. The privately held company is headquartered in Leesburg, Va., and at http://www.omnilert.com/ online.
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IntraLinks Introduces Expanded Platform That Will Further Enhance Effective Business Process Collaboration and Workflow Capabilities
NEW YORK, April 19, 2010--
- IntraLinks' Latest Offerings are Available Following the Recent
Unveiling of a new Integration Technology and Multi-lingual Platform
IntraLinks, the leading provider of critical information exchange
solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its business process
collaboration platform, which will be immediately available to its customers.
IntraLinks' customers in industries ranging from life sciences, legal and
energy to alternative investments and investment banking already reap the
benefits of being able to securely manage content and collaborate both inside
and outside the firewall and will now also enjoy new capabilities that
further accelerate crucial business processes and workflow capabilities. The
new enhancements are being brought to market following IntraLinks' recent
release of new integration technologies - the IntraLinks API, IntraLinks
Integration Adaptor and IntraLinks Connectors - and a multi-lingual platform.
"Companies that are working on highly confidential projects, such as a
merger, acquisition or clinical trial, gain a significant competitive
advantage from utilizing SaaS platforms that enable efficient and secure
communication and collaboration," says Melissa Webster, IDC's Program Vice
President, Content and Digital Media Technologies. "By moving processes
online, users can capture critical information and the associated knowledge
inherent in the workflow that is crucial for reaching appropriate decisions
and operating more quickly. A platform that can enable and capture the
collaboration and perspective both within and among companies provides
knowledge that becomes a powerful source of new and fresh ideas for all
organizations involved in the process."
The IntraLinks platform already provides highly cost-effective and unique
capabilities that enable organizations to access, control and collaborate on
critical, highly sensitive information, while maintaining the underlying
business structure needed to make accountable decisions and meet legal and
regulatory requirements. Highlights of the improved platform include:
- Expands IntraLinks' content management capabilities to manage, control,
modify, and publish content. This provides a base level of control needed to
satisfy many regulatory and data governance requirements and greatly
increases the ability to capture information about content and to use it for
driving business processes.
- Extends IntraLinks' capabilities to support more flexible, event driven
workflow processes, providing organizations with the ability to create
secure, online processes that reflect and accelerate real world
- Improves IntraLinks' collaborative capabilities with the ability to
share information across exchanges and new capabilities to integrate
with other business systems, enabling the sharing of large amounts of
information and management of end-to-end business processes.
- Provides better reporting, yielding deeper and improved insight into
the status and progress of critical business processes, helping to
identify and circumvent bottlenecks in the collaborative effort.
- Improves the user experience and provides more self service
administrative capabilities enabling users to be more productive and
efficient in their working environment.
"The new IntraLinks platform is our most important release to date
because it comes at a time when the global economic downturn has accelerated
demand for tools that deliver powerful enterprise-class solutions both inside
and outside company walls," says Andrew Damico, president and CEO of
IntraLinks. "As businesses embrace collaborative platform technologies and
solutions, mutual access to critical content, secure exchange of information
and organization of documents is fundamental for extending the value chain to
customers, suppliers and partners. Our core enhancements in all capability
areas are crucial for true business process collaboration."
IntraLinks will provide demos of its enhanced platform at the AIIM Expo
and Conference in Philadelphia, PA, from April 20 - 22, 2010. IntraLinks will
be exhibiting at booth #2241.
Notes to editors
The IntraLinks Platform:
- The IntraLinks Platform integrates enterprise content management, team
collaboration, social networking and business process workflow
- In 2009 alone, the IntraLinks Platform was used by over 400,000
professionals across 25 industries.
- With demonstrated innovation based on 6 US patents, our platform
solutions have fundamentally re-written how business processes are
managed between enterprises.
- The IntraLinks Platform enables "communities-of-interest" to accelerate
performance by uniquely improving how people work - the way they work.
IntraLinks is a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service
solutions for securely managing content, exchanging critical business
information and collaborating within and among organizations. More than
1,000,000 professionals in industries including financial services,
pharmaceutical, biotechnology, consumer, energy, industrial, legal,
insurance, real estate and technology, as well as government agencies, have
utilized IntraLinks' easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions. IntraLinks users can
accelerate information-intensive business processes and workflows, meet
regulatory and risk management requirements and collaborate with customers,
partners and counterparties in a secure, auditable and compliant manner.
IntraLinks counts 800 of the Fortune 1000 as users. For more information,
visit http://www.intralinks.com or http://blog.intralinks.com. You can also
follow IntraLinks on Twitter at http://twitter.com/intralinks and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/IntraLinks.
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Historical Core Competence Affords CIC Key Competitive Advantage in Emerging Demand for eSignature Deployments Utilizing Mobile Devices
Recent Media Campaigns & Effective Publicity Surrounding the Introduction of Apple's iPad Underscores CIC's Experience and Know-how in Successful Wireless eSignature Deployments
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 19 -- Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC" or the "Company") (BULLETIN BOARD: CICI) , a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the financial industry* and the recognized leader** in biometric signature verification, expressed today that recent Apple marketing efforts surrounding the introduction of the iPad underscores CIC's unique competitive advantage relative to supporting mobile devices.
CIC's leadership, and well over a decade of experience, in interfacing with handheld wireless devices including cell phones, PDAs, smartphones, pen tablets and webpads affords the Company a decisive edge in responding to emerging interest and demand for mobile devices for electronic signature deployments.
The Company's electronic signature technology grew out of its leadership position in handwriting recognition and biometric signature technology with products such as "Sign-On" and its award winning "Jot" product, chosen as an embed by leading OEM's such as Fujitsu (pen tablets), HP (PDAs), IBM (Thinkpads), Palm (PDAs), Microsoft (CE OS), and National Semiconductor (WebPADs).
Pioneering eSignature mobile deployments such as Sony/Ericsson's smartphones in 1999 and Oracle/Siebel's mobile CRM for contact administration in 2007 evidence CIC's years of successful mobile device deployments. Today, CIC has amassed an arsenal of API's and the know-how to interface with virtually any mainstream hardware device, wired or mobile.
"There is increasing interest on the part of end-users and solution providers to leverage handheld and mobile devices including cell phones, laptops, netbooks, webpads and the iPad," stated CIC's Chairman & CEO, Guido DiGregorio. "This affords us another opportunity to differentiate CIC by sharing our application and implementation know-how along with the discernment required to recommend and deploy hardware interfaces, wired or wireless, for electronic signature deployments, on-premise or hosted, that truly reflect productive, cost effective decisions."
SignatureOne Ceremony Server 2.0, already deployed by three top-tier insurance companies and several leading ISVs/solution providers, supports mobile devices that include a Web browsing and document presentation capability such as the iPhone, Blackberry, or Windows Mobile based phones.
Communication Intelligence Corporation ("CIC") is a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for business process automation in the Financial Industry and the recognized leader in biometric signature verification. CIC's products enable companies to achieve truly paperless work flow in their eBusiness processes by enabling them with "The Power to Sign Online®" with multiple signature technologies across virtually all applications in SaaS and fully deployed delivery models.
Industry leaders such as AGLA, Allstate, American Family, Charles Schwab, Prudential, Snap-on Credit, Travelers, Wachovia, Wells Fargo and WFG (World Financial Group) chose CIC's products to meet their needs. CIC has deployments with over 400 channel partners and enterprises worldwide representing hundreds of thousands of users, with over 500 million electronic signatures captured, eliminating the need for over a billion pieces of paper. CIC sells directly to enterprises and through system integrators, channel partners and OEMs. CIC is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California and has a joint venture, CICC, in Nanjing, China. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cic.com/
*In December 2008, CIC was named to Forrester Research's "Hot Banking Tech Companies To Watch in 2009" Report.
**In October 2007, CIC was awarded the 2007 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership in the dynamic signature verification market.
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