BASF Extends its Intergraph(R) Global Alliance Agreement
SmartPlant(R) Enterprise solutions provide increased productivity and cost savings
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 30 -- BASF SE , the world's leading chemical company and longtime Intergraph customer, has renewed its Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) with Intergraph® for SmartPlant® Enterprise engineering software over the next three years.
The agreement extends BASF's usage of Intergraph SmartPlant Enterprise integrated engineering software suite solutions which provides full design, construction, materials and engineering data management capabilities needed for the creation, safe operation and maintenance, and capital Project Life Cycle Management (cPLM) of large scale projects. The software's life cycle data management also enables owner operators to more easily maintain, refurbish or modify their plants.
The GAA renewal is the third between BASF and Intergraph over the past 20 years and covers BASF sites worldwide.
"We are pleased with the results SmartPlant Enterprise has delivered," said Dr. Ronald A. Klein, senior manager of IT, Engineering & Maintenance at BASF. "We look forward to continuing and increasing the productivity and project efficiency gains we have realized to help us maintain an edge over our competitors."
Gerhard Sallinger, Intergraph Process, Power and Marine president, said, "As the world leader in the chemical industry, BASF has demanding requirements that only the industry's leading enterprise engineering software can fulfill. We are confident in enabling BASF to continue to meet its goals."
Intergraph has been ranked the No.1 overall worldwide and chemical industry leader in engineering design 3D software and Process Engineering Tools (PET) according to the PET Worldwide Outlook Market Analysis and Forecast through 2013 by the ARC Advisory Group.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company - The Chemical Company. With about 97,000 employees BASF serves customers and partners in almost all countries of the world.
In 2008, BASF posted sales of euro 62.3 billion and income before special items of approximately euro 6.9 billion. The BASF portfolio comprises:
Intergraph is the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software that enables customers to visualize complex data. Businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on Intergraph's industry-specific software to organize vast amounts of data into understandable visual representations and actionable intelligence. Intergraph's software and services empower customers to build and operate more efficient plants and ships, create intelligent maps, and protect critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world.
Intergraph operates through two divisions: Process, Power & Marine (PP&M) and Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I). Intergraph PP&M provides enterprise engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities. Intergraph SG&I provides geospatially-powered solutions to the defense and intelligence, public safety and security, government, transportation, photogrammetry, utilities, and communications industries. For more information, visit http://www.intergraph.com.
High Gear Media Launches New Real-Time Car Pages, Curating the Web for Car Shoppers
Dynamic New Pages Blend Aggregation Technology With Originally Written Content To Present an Ultra-Relevant, Live Snapshot of the Web for Any Car
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30 -- High Gear Media (http://www.highgearmedia.com), a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone on the Web, today announced the launch of real-time car pages for hundreds of car models across its owned and operated network of automotive sites. The new pages update constantly with the best content about any car model from around the High Gear Media network and Web.
With examples like Nissan Leaf, Chevy Equinox, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Camaro, and Toyota Prius -- the new pages combine web aggregation technology and high quality original editorial content to give users a real-time, curated view of the most relevant material from around the web on any one car. Every new car page does the work most car shoppers try to do for themselves, surfing around the Web and weighing what different sources say.
"There has been an explosion in auto content online and consumers end up frustrated and buried in confusing data and opinion, unsure of what information can be trusted," said Ido Green, High Gear Media's CTO. "Our new car pages make it easier than ever for car shoppers to find information by cutting through the noise and presenting the most relevant, high-quality content every time for any car, all in one place."
High Gear Media's expert editorial staff and over 200 content contributors add originally researched and written historical context as well as related current headlines from the High Gear Media network of car sites. From any car page, any user can also sign in and submit their own short articles - which can end up published and linked to from that car page.
The new car pages highlight quality content faster and more often than other sources. While Wikipedia's page about the Toyota Prius updated 40 times so far in March and links to 200 sources, High Gear Media's similar page has linked to the best from over 8,000 pieces of content, and was updated a few hours ago.
The new pages will be available on all of High Gear Media's owned and operated destinations like TheCarConnection.com, MotorAuthority.com, GreenCarReports.com, AllCarsElectric.com and FamilyCarGuide.com. Key features of each car topic page include:
-- Real-time aggregation of expert reviews, user reviews, question and
answer content, Twitter content, and video clips.
-- Originally written snapshots of each car plus related headlines from
High Gear Media's network of car sites.
-- Specs, photos, and trim information for every year of the car along
with the current year's meta review score given by High Gear Media's
About High Gear Media
High Gear Media is a vertical publishing company publishing more premium automotive content than anyone in the world through websites targeting key buyer and vehicle segments. High Gear Media's owned and operated network of automotive destinations reaches over 2.5 million visitors monthly and includes its anchor site, TheCarConnection.com, its luxury site, MotorAuthority.com, green and electric car sites, GreenCarReports.com and AllCarsElectric.com, and its family-focused sites including FamilyCarGuide.com. High Gear Media's editorial staff and over 200 contributors have written at publications like Car and Driver, AOL Autos, Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, and Wired. The company's content is syndicated to partners including Yahoo! Autos, Huffington Post, NASCAR.com, AOL Autos, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Independent automotive writers and people who are passionate about cars can contribute content by visiting HighGearMedia.com. High Gear Media is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and received its funding from Accel Partners, Greylock Partners and DAG Ventures.
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IVONA Text-To-Speech Makes Mobile Applications More Accessible
GDYNIA, Poland, March 30, 2010-- The IVO Software Company is presenting the award-winning IVONA
Text-To-Speech (TTS) in the cutting-edge Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
From now on, all mobile applications and services may speak with a human
voice, offering more functions and greater accessibility without the need for
installing any additional software. You can apply the TTS solution to all
mobile operating systems (iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile,
Symbian and other).
With the use of IVONA Text-To-Speech mobile technology, creators may make
any applications, Internet-connected devices and websites more attractive and
usable as quickly as within seconds. With IVONA TTS SaaS, the process of
converting text to speech is completed on the web-based servers instead of
on the device as it was before. This allows instant implementation of the
TTS solution without any additional costs, making your applications speak
with the world's top-notch quality voices offered by the award-winning IVONA
Text-to-Speech. For more information please visit http://www.ivona.com/saas.
IVONA Text-To-Speech is also available in the form of libraries to embed in
your applications or products.
More information on IVO Software:
IVONA Text-to-Speech, one of the best TTS systems in the world, has been
created and developed by the IVO Software Company. Its high standing has
been confirmed by numerous distinctions and awards such as the main prize at
the prestigious international Blizzard Challenge contest in 2006, 2007 and
2009, where the voice generated by IVONA Text-to-Speech was recognized as
the closest to human. IVONA Text-to-Speech is available in 4 languages and
9 distinctive voices. IVO Software develops specialty IVONA TTS versions
applicable in business, telecommunications, mobile everyday life as well as
rehabilitation of the blind and visually impaired.
For more information please contact:
IVO Software http://www.ivona.com
Source: IVO Software
For more information please contact: Michal Rybak, PR Manager,
IVO Software, http://www.ivona.com, phone/fax: +48-58-783-49-51. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Election on a Tuesday...We Won't Give it a Second Thought
LONDON, March 30, 2010--
- Tuesday 30 March is National Decision Day, a Time to Stop
Dithering and Start Deciding
After a fun-filled weekend, the nation writes off Monday and
finally snaps back into action on a Tuesday, as 49 per cent of Brits claim
Tuesday is the most decisive day of the week. Encouraging the nation to get
straight to the point, make quick decisions and save time, Microsoft's search
engine Bing launches National Decision Day today, helping Brits to get
Aimed at everyone who struggles with decision making, this
call to action is supported by research that reveals Tuesdays aside, we tend
to dither or react in haste when it comes to decision making. Life-changing
choices seem to take a fraction of time and small ones can fill the day, with
the study revealing two thirds (66 per cent) pick a political party without
hesitation. However, not all campaigning will go to waste if Brown and co
focus on youth, as 45 per cent of 18-24 year olds do spend time weighing up
their voting options, compared to 78 per cent of 65+ who are set in their
Another decision that requires more thought is ending a
relationship, but a third of people (32 per cent) dump their partner on a
whim, even though a quarter (25 per cent) will umm and ahh over what sandwich
to have for lunch. After the recession the one decision the nation doesn't
take lightly is a change of job with almost two thirds (63 per cent) putting
strong thought behind their next work environment.
Paul Stoddart, Bing's Consumer and Online UK Search Lead said:
"We're faced with an average of 107 decisions a week so the choices available
can be overwhelming with the added pressure to make the right decision. A
quarter (25 per cent) of Brits look to the internet for help with decision
making and often the first port of call is a search engine. Bing works by
organising results in a more logical, user friendly way that reduces internet
clutter to provide the most likely response and with the clever refining tabs
it means less redundant clicks and quicker answers. Tuesday may be the most
decisive day of the week but Bing is available anytime and encourages the
nation to embrace National Decision Day."
Notes to Editors:
Pollab survey of 1180 people in the UK
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in
software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize
their full potential. Microsoft, Windows Live and MSN are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other
countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be
the trademark of their respected owners.
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Activision Publishing's Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter Videogame for Wii(TM) Available Now in North America
Put Monster Bucks in Your Crosshairs with the TOP SHOT Hunting Peripheral
MINNEAPOLIS, March 30 -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced today that Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter is available now for Wii(TM). The game brings a fast paced and fun arcade-style experience home for the entire family and comes packaged with the TOP SHOT hunting peripheral that revolutionized the genre and made Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 one of the best selling games of 2009.
In Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter, you can test your shooting skills in 12 expansive shooting galleries where you can bag loads of big game, small critters and flying birds with an ample supply of ammunition for non-stop hunting action. Take the TOP SHOT challenge with friends and family in 2- to 4-person turn based multiplayer games and use up to seven different power-ups to gain the advantage. The game also features 96 heart pounding missions that start you at the most critical part of the hunt. Your journeys will take you across 24 states and provinces from the bone chilling Yukon to the scorching Sonoran Desert. Hunt 36 species of trophy game including North America's most sought after Trophy Deer species.
The TOP SHOT hunting peripheral for Wii ups the action even further. Designed by Activision in collaboration with Cabela's, this Nintendo approved peripheral will bring a smile to any hunter. Just load the Wii Remote and Nunchuk and you're ready for adrenaline pumping, arcade style hunting action!
"The Cabela's franchise has been delivering new and innovative hunting game experiences for over 13 years and Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter continues that tradition" said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Designed for the TOP SHOT peripheral, Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter promises to deliver countless hours of hunting fun for everyone."
Cabela's Monster Buck Hunter is available with the TOP SHOT Peripheral for $49.99 on Wii(TM). The game is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. For more information, visit http://www.activision.com.
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CAB."
About Activision Publishing
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.
Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, http://www.activision.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Publishing generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "would," "might," "remains," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Publishing's titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, Activision Publishing's ability to predict consumer preferences among competing hardware platforms (including next-generation hardware), declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, retail acceptance of Activision Publishing's products, adoption rate and availability of new hardware and related software, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, litigation against Activision Publishing, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, vendors, licensees, licensors and third-party developers, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates, integration of recent acquisitions and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities, Activision Blizzard's success in completing the integration of the operations of Activision Publishing and Vivendi Games in a timely manner, or at all, and the combined company's ability to realize the anticipated benefits and synergies of the transaction to the extent, or in the timeframe, anticipated, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.
SGN Announces Skies of Glory - Battle of Britain App Now Available on App Store
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 30 -- SGN, a leader in cutting-edge social mobile gaming, today announced the launch of its Skies of Glory -- Battle of Britain App for iPhone and iPod touch on the App Store. The app includes dozens of in-game items and features previously only available via micro-transactions because, for a limited time, players who buy the app will save substantially on these add-ons. Passionate pilots can now receive the Battle of Britain campaign bundle, which includes ten new heart-pounding missions, the very popular Skirmish Mode, which adds 95 additional dogfight missions, the War Games Mission Pack that includes 10 missions, and four planes that can be unlocked as the player progresses.
"The Skies of Glory -- Battle of Britain App for iPhone and iPod touch is our response to player demand for high-quality games that offer an online console experience. This launch is another step in the evolution of quality, multiplayer, social mobile gaming," said Randy Breen, CEO of SGN. "SGN is determined to continue to push the boundaries of social mobile innovation and to offer interactive and engaging game-play to the world on iPhone or iPod touch."
Skies of Glory -- Battle of Britain offers exhilarating features, enables lightning fast multiplayer game play with up to eight opponents over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth connections and includes a challenging multiplayer game mode, "Defend The Base," that requires a greater level of team play and strategic cooperation.
In this app players have the ability to battle with other virtual fighter pilots across the world in the first historic campaign that was fought entirely in the air. This campaign immerses players in stimulating missions that follow the battle over England during the Second World War with 3-D flight simulation and accelerometer-based flight controls. To keep pilots on their toes, there are three phases of conflict within the campaign that follow the battle over England, starting after France surrendered to Germany in the summer of 1940. These include: Phase One -- Kanalkampf ("Channel Battles"), Phase Two -- Adlerangriff ("Eagle Attack") and Phase Three -- Blitzkrieg ("Lightning War"). In addition, as the Battle of Britain is the most sustained aerial bombing campaign in history, three versatile bombers have been added to the game: the British Mosquito, the Russian Yakolev, and the P-38 from the U.S. The game also supports a jukebox so that players can listen to their favorite music during battles.
The SGN's Skies of Glory -- Battle of Britain App is available for download for $6.99 from the App Store on the iPhone and iPod touch at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.
Headquartered in Palo Alto, California with offices in China and Argentina, SGN is one of the most innovative developers of social mobile games. SGN's current stable of advanced games has led to more than 18 million unique downloads on the iPhone and iPod touch. SGN specializes in advanced games such as Skies of Glory and F.A.S.T. that have console quality graphics and live multiplayer features over 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth. F.A.S.T, the company's first 3-D jet-fighting game, was listed as #5 on Apple's App Store Top Paid Games list for the iPhone and #6 on the Top Paid Apps list in the U.S. within the first two weeks of its launch. SGN's games are on one in three iPhones and iPod touches. For more information, please visit http://www.sgn.com or http://www.twitter.com/sgn_tweets.
CONTACT: Siobhan Aalders for SGN, +1-212-880-5341,
ViewSonic Cuts Costs, Enjoys Superior Customer Support With Virtela Global Managed Network Services
Global MPLS Network Delivers $500,000 in Annual Savings for Visual Display Leader
DENVER, March 30 -- Key Enterprise Benefits:
-- Derive more value out of every network dollar invested
-- Exceptional customer service that goes "above and beyond" the call of
-- Superior network and application uptime enhances end user experience
Virtela, the world's largest independent managed network services company, today announced that ViewSonic® Corp. has chosen Virtela to provide and manage its global enterprise network. By migrating to Virtela, ViewSonic has cut $500,000 from its annual network costs while gaining superior customer service. ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual display, computing and digital content solutions, including LCD TVs and computer monitors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays and media players.
Lowering costs and improving quality of service were the major drivers leading ViewSonic to explore options for a new network service provider. Despite the premium rates of its previous provider, ViewSonic did not receive the quality of service it deserved, according to Martin Ronquillo, network systems manager for ViewSonic.
"From a business perspective, we really needed to find a more cost-effective way to get the high level of performance and uptime our global users need," Ronquillo said. "We spoke with a number of Virtela customers who validated that Virtela delivers not only on cost savings, but also on customer service and technology foresight. We've not been disappointed; Virtela continues to meet or surpass all of our requirements."
Virtela provides ViewSonic with a high-performance MPLS network spanning North America, Europe and Asia. The network supports ViewSonic's critical applications, including Oracle ERP and Citrix XenApp for remote users, delivering the uptime and responsiveness end users require for optimal productivity. Virtela's service delivery was on or ahead of schedule, implementing ViewSonic's worldwide network in less than 60 days.
"Virtela's customer service has far exceeded our expectations," Ronquillo added. "For example, we moved to a new office in London and the local service provider we had contracted with before Virtela was not able to bring up service in time. Even though it wasn't their responsibility, Virtela stepped in and rerouted our network traffic so our users weren't left stranded. Moreover, the Virtela team consistently communicates with us. With most providers, you don't hear from them after the network is brought up. Virtela checks in regularly to see if there's anything we need."
Unique among network service providers, Virtela intelligently routes customer traffic over its multi-carrier Global Service Fabric(SM), which aggregates and integrates the best local, regional and global networks to offer unparalleled resilience and geographic reach. In addition to MPLS, Virtela offers an extensive portfolio of managed services - including IP network, security, remote access, device monitoring and management, and application acceleration. Virtela's carrier- and vendor-agnostic approach allows customers to leverage the best-of-breed network services that meet their specific needs.
"As globalization becomes more mainstream, Virtela's value proposition has grown even stronger by consistently delivering the highest quality worldwide network at an attractive price backed by superior support," said Vab Goel, Virtela CEO and partner at Norwest Venture Partners. "The ViewSonic brand is known for quality, performance and value. Virtela is passionate about delivering those same benefits to every one of our customers, combined with continual innovation that enhances their competitive edge."
Virtela, the world's largest independent managed services company, offers award-winning managed services including MPLS and IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Security, Remote Access, and WAN/LAN Device Monitoring and Management, to some of the most competitive multinational companies in the world. Offering services in 190 countries, Virtela integrates and manages best-of-breed service providers through partnerships with 500+ carriers, to address the unique needs of its customers.
Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with Global Network Operations Centers in Denver, Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit http://www.virtela.net.
ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including LCD TVs, computers, LCD monitors, projectors, digital photo frames and digital signage displays and media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit http://www.viewsonic.com/.
CONTACT: Jane Morrissey of Virtela Communications, +1-720-475-4012,
email@example.com, or Catharine Morgan of Greenough Communications,
BlueOrca Tech and n-Trance Global sign OEM agreement
VANCOUVER and TEL AVIV, Israel, March 30 -- BlueOrca Tech has entered in to an OEM agreement with n-Trance Global for their n-Tegrity line of products, including biometric security devices, the n-Integrity software suite and the n-Trance Global secure VOIP device. These and other products will marketed under the BlueOrca Tech brand in North America and in selected markets globally.
"We are pleased to enter into a strategic alliance with n-Trance." comments BlueOrca's CEO Gordon Hannigan. "We've done extensive research, and n-Trance's portfolio is the market leader. We are sure that our Enterprise and Government customers will see immediate benefit from using these products." BlueOrca will sell the portfolio direct and through resellers in Australia, Latin America, India and South East Asia.
Daniel Biran, CEO of n-Trance Global states that "the two companies share a common view on securing and using Digital assets. Users need a comprehensive and easy to use solution that they can take anywhere."
BlueOrca is headquartered in Vancouver BC, and specializes in letting its customers secure, carry and connect their digital assets reliably and easily. Its products include OrcaPass software, the BluePOD biometric device and OrcaTalk, the secure way to use corporate VOIP.
WD(R) Leads in 2.5-Inch Areal Density With New 750 GB Notebook Hard Drives
WD Mobile Hard Drives with Advanced Format Technology Offer Highest Capacity For Mainstream Notebook Computers
LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 30 -- WD® (NYSE:WDC) today announced that it is now shipping 750 GB of storage capacity in a standard-height 2.5-inch notebook hard drive -- the industry's highest capacity to date in this form factor. Designed for mainstream notebook computers, the WD Scorpio® Blue(TM) 750 GB hard drives utilize WD's leading 375 GB-per-platter areal density and Advanced Format technology.
An ideal solution for notebook computers and other portable devices whose users require extreme capacities in a small package, extended battery life and cool, reliable operation, the WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB hard drive is also one of the quietest 2.5-inch drives on the market.
"WD continues to lead the market with capacity points that enable consumers and business professionals to store large quantities of data and rich media content," said Jim Morris, WD's senior vice president and general manager of Storage Products. "Our leading power efficiency, achieved without compromise to performance, is another example of the added features and value that our customers have come to expect from WD."
Features of the WD Scorpio Blue include:
-- Advanced Format technology - Technology being pioneered by WD and
adopted by other drive manufacturers to increase media format
efficiencies, thus enabling larger drive capacities.
-- WhisperDrive(TM) - WD's exclusive WhisperDrive technology combines
state-of-the-art seeking algorithms to yield one of the quietest
2.5-inch hard drives on the market. These algorithms also optimize the
way a drive seeks for data, which significantly improves power
-- ShockGuard(TM) - Leading-edge ShockGuard technology protects the drive
mechanics and platter surfaces from shocks.
-- SecurePark(TM) - WD's SecurePark technology parks the recording heads
off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is
off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface
resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and
improved non-operational shock tolerance.
-- Fast and efficient - Ultra-fast 3 gigabits per second (Gb/s) SATA
interface speed yields performance fit for demanding mobile
-- Tested for compatibility - WD performs extensive tests on hundreds of
systems and a multitude of platforms in its FIT Lab(TM) and Mobile
Compatibility Lab to give our customers confidence that our drives
will work in their systems.
Price and Availability
WD Scorpio Blue 750 GB (model WD7500BPVT) hard drives are shipping now through select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the WD Scorpio Blue 750 is $149.00 USD. WD Scorpio Blue hard drives are covered by a three-year limited warranty. More information about WD Scorpio Blue mobile hard drives may be found on the company's Web site at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=815.
WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and media products.
WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital® and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (http://www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.
Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and WD Scorpio are registered trademarks in the U.S. and other countries; Blue, SecurePark, ShockGuard, WhisperDrive and FIT Lab are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks herein are property of their respective owner. As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s)= one billion bits per second.
TheCarrot.com Announces Launch of New Goal-Setting Health Programs and Other Content Updates
Advanced Tracking and Analytics Help Users Reach Their Health Goals Quicker and Easier Than Ever
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 -- TheCarrot.com, the leading provider of life-management tracking and reporting, announced today the introduction of TheCarrot Premium to boost the tracking experience with goal-setting features and enhanced tools to help users achieve optimum health. TheCarrot has also made major updates to its free service.
"We created our new Premium programs to respond to our user's requests for more targeted programs around weight loss, fitness and hypertension management," says Douglas Trauner, CEO and founder of Health Analytic Services, Inc., the producer of TheCarrot.com. "Research has proven that the process of tracking and recording data--food, workouts, moods, and so on--reinforces good behaviors. Our new tools help users identify problem habits so they can make positive changes that really stick."
The Premium programs offer advanced tracking capabilities, goal-setting features, and enhanced analytics to help users lose weight, get fit, and manage hypertension.
Premium program features:
-- Dashboards for easy, highly visual access to all user data and tools
-- Goal-setting capabilities
-- Quick-look graphs & charts for easy visualization of progress toward
-- Enhanced analytics
-- Simple, interactive overviews to see patterns and challenges related
-- Instant access to more than 30 health and lifestyle Trackers
-- iPhone app to record and manage information on the go.
TheCarrot.com is currently offering a 14-day free trial of their Premium service for new and current users; after the free trial expires, the service is just $4.99 per month.
TheCarrot.com is a secure mobile and web-based health management solution with tracking and analytic features that support users in taking control of their health. Regularly featured as a Top 100 application in the iPhone App store and voted Best Application (2008) at Health 2.0, TheCarrot.com delivers a "whole health" approach by offering real-time tracking of over 30 categories including fitness, nutrition, blood pressure, weight management, smoking cessation, mood, sleep, and more. Personalized data is conveyed through graphically appealing charts and graphs to help users monitor their health, set goals, and identify solutions for improved health. TheCarrot.com is HIPAA compliant.
Source: Health Analytic Services, Inc.
CONTACT: Laura Scholes of Health Analytic Services, Inc.,
OpinionLab Expands Integration of Customer Feedback with Web Analytics to Drive Actionable Insights
Boosts ROI of Multivariate and A/B Testing Programs: Voice-of-Customer Data Enhances Analytics for Streamlined Web site Optimization
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill., March 30 -- OpinionLab, the pioneer and leader in voice-of-customer (VOC) listening technologies, today announced the expanded integration of its feedback collection and reporting suite with multivariate and A/B testing tools. By integrating web analytics with OpinionLab's VOC solutions, brands augment traffic-analysis programs with actionable insight into the reasoning behind user behavior.
"With the cost of acquiring a new customer at six to seven times that of retaining an existing one, the imperative for brands to tune into input from engaged consumers has never been greater," said Rand Nickerson, CEO of OpinionLab. "While Web analytics provide crucial insight into what visitors do online, streaming VOC data reveals why those users behave the way they do. With the expansion of our proven integration tools to include multivariate and A/B testing platforms such as Omniture Test&Target, brands can now layer page-specific customer insight over analytics test results. Aside from identifying successes or problem areas more efficiently, companies are able to leverage key insights across their entire Web site or organization, exponentially increasing the ROI of every test performed."
A/B testing, or bucket testing, is a method of user testing by which a baseline control sample is compared to a test sample in order to determine the most effective Web page for a selected audience. Multivariate testing expands on this process by allowing for multiple Web site components or pages to be tested in a live environment.
By integrating test performance data with OpinionLab's VOC solutions, businesses join attitudinal and behavioral data sets to reveal the root cause of customer actions. Companies combine real-time, page-specific customer-feedback data with Web analytics to gain actionable business intelligence that applies not only to the specific touch point from which a user submits feedback, but also to the entire online presence or brand.
OpinionLab's patented, opt-in dynamic comment card is unique in its inherent compatibility with A/B and multivariate testing tools: the non-intrusive, always available feedback link collects streaming VOC data without interfering with or distracting from users' authentic experience with pages under review.
The benefits of this integration are reciprocal: VOC data guides further behavioral analysis and provides insight into certain patterns uncovered through analytics while Web-analytics data gives context to user comments and complaints, allowing brands to prioritize customer needs based on online traffic.
"Our breadth of experience in integrating with multiple analytics vendors, such as Omniture, WebTrends, Google Analytics, and a host of others, gives us unique insight into the measurements that are critical to identifying and managing site-performance issues," added Rand Nickerson.
With a ten year track record of success, OpinionLab is the proven leader and innovator in VOC listening technologies. Its familiar [+] symbol is a gateway to the patented, proven feedback methodology currently adopted by hundreds of the world's leading brands, implemented on more than 6,500 Web sites worldwide, and used by millions of consumers each month.
OpinionLab collects, interprets, and analyzes page-specific ratings and open-ended comments, then filters and distributes that streaming data to appropriate stakeholders within the organization. With proven expertise in collecting customer feedback from all digital and traditional touch points, including Web sites, brick-and-mortar locations, mobile sites and applications, and much more, OpinionLab provides consumers with a simple, consistent feedback interface and helps major brands efficiently leverage complex user-experience or business-intelligence data in real time.
Based in Highland Park, IL, OpinionLab is the pioneer and leader in real-time voice-of-customer (VOC) listening technologies. The patented, proven methodology behind this page-specific, opt-in customer-feedback system helps many of the world's top brands collect, manage, and leverage input from engaged consumers. By inviting customers to share insight in their own words, at anytime, from anywhere, OpinionLab harnesses the collective intelligence of consumer voices, interprets that information, and provides the tools to make VOC data actionable. Consumers in 50 countries click on the familiar [+] symbol more than 7 million times each month. For more information, visit http://www.opinionlab.com.
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Spaces that Inspire is a Home Furniture, Home and Office, Home Decor, Fine art, and Rug Virtual Mega store. We are based in southern California and are ready to help you create that "Space that Inspires" you.
Currently, Spaces that Inspire carries over 30 lines of incredible products for the home like Alphaville, Uttermost, Aspen Bay, Diamond sofa, Eurostyle, Guild Master, H.studio, Chandra Rugs, Decorative Details, Marquis Collection, the Phillips collection, Planika\Chantico's Bio friendly fireplaces Diamond Glass, and Viz Glass. We have more than 20,000 items available, and we are adding more every day.
It is our intent to set our self apart from the other e-commerce sites first by offering an array of collections that are exclusive to us. Second, customer service is our priority. From the time a customer enters our site we want them to be comfortable and confident in what they are shopping for. We have contact information posted throughout the site if you have any questions. And if you don't find what you're looking for, e-mail us or call us, and try to explain the best you can what you're looking for and we will find it, within reason of course.
Most of all our items can be shipped directly to the customer; there are a few items that will need special handling.
This is just the beginning for us. We are going to be following up with a full retail store that will be offering interior design, custom furnishings, and we have the honor of having one of the top master artists in home design painting in the country.
We are also going to be carrying fine arts, and we will be hosting artists receptions to for our customers to meet some of these masters of our time.
We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday April 14th. To celebrate the launch of our e-commerce line of products, we are making this offer to the schools:
For each school that wants to participate will need to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, state your school name and the name of the approving administrator for verification. At that time we at Spaces that Inspire will issue a "coupon code" for your school. You can hand that out to staff, parents, friends and family, and the best part is that each time that coupon code is used to purchase something through our site, we will give the customer 10% off, and donate 10% to the school, it's that simple. And just as a small teaser, just remember, we have well over $5,000,000.00 in products available on our site at most any time. What would 10% of $5,000,000.00 do for your school?
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CONTACT: Mike Bray, +1-760-696-3441, for Spaces that Inspire
Advanced Mini Card Provides High Performance Data Mobility
SAN DIEGO, March 30 -- Novatel Wireless, Inc., (NASDAQ:NVTL) a leading provider of wireless broadband solutions, today introduced the Expedite®E120 Embedded Module, providing an innovative solution to integrate high-speed data connectivity into MIDs, E-Books and portable entertainment devices for 3G mobile data applications.
Building on the proven performance of the Expedite product line, the E120 enables data download rates of up to 3.1 Mbps. It further enhances service possibilities for target devices by providing GPS capability, allowing users to retrieve position data for navigation and location-based applications.
Powered by the Qualcomm® MDM6085 chipset, the E120 offers high performance data connections at either 800MHz or 1900MHz on CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and 1xRTT networks. The E120 is optimized for size, power efficiency and weight. Its thin contour occupies 23 percent less volume than a standard PCIe Mini Card, while providing significantly greater heat dissipation. Because it was designed to be thin, it is ideal for devices that must maintain a low profile. A rich set of APIs is available to developers through the software development kit.
"With a high efficiency compact design and integrated GPS, the E120 embedded module offers industry leading flexibility, convenience and reliability," said Rob Hadley, CMO, Novatel Wireless. "Novatel Wireless is dedicated to constantly evolving broadband data solutions to provide unrivaled mobility, speed and functionality for our customers."
ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS
Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G technologies. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit http://www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)
This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at http://www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.
(C) 2010 Novatel Wireless. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.
Source: Novatel Wireless, Inc.
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gwabbit Wins Second DEMOgod Award for gwab-o-sphere, World's First Automatic Contact Cloud at DEMO Spring 2010
gwabbit is the Second of Only Two Companies in DEMO's 20-Year History to Win DEMOgod Awards in Back-to-Back Years; One of only Two Companies to Win Two DEMOgod Awards Total
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30 -- gwabbit, LLC, the only provider of automated solutions for the contact cloud, was awarded its second DEMOgod award, this time for gwab-o-sphere(TM), the world's first automatic contact cloud, at DEMO Spring 2010. Acting as a "universal remote control" for all your contacts, the gwab-o-sphere automatically receives contacts from gwabbit contact capture products for Microsoft Outlook and BlackBerry, and then syncs with key contact repositories and social networks like Salesforce.com®, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The gwab-o-sphere automatically monitors contacts for changes, maintaining the most current and accurate source of contacts available.
The prestigious DEMOgod awards are given to those that show outstanding potential to succeed in the market while motivating and exciting the DEMO audience. Only six out of the sixty-four presenting companies were honored with a DEMOgod award during DEMO Spring 2010.
gwabbit received its first DEMOgod award at DEMO 09 for its Outlook® product, which automatically searches and identifies contacts embedded in emails and adds or updates that information to your address book."gwabbit has joined a very elite club - only one other company in DEMO's 20-year history has won two DEMOgod awards," said Matt Marshall, Executive Producer of DEMO. "This is a real testament to the value gwabbit brings to users, and the potential this company has moving forward to be the place to automatically capture and manage contacts--wherever they are."
"DEMO is the premiere conference for new start-ups and technologies, so being awarded a second DEMOgod is truly an honor," said Todd Miller, president and founder, gwabbit. "We believe this award affirms our vision of automatic and universal contact capture and management."
Pricing and Availability
The prosumer version of the gwab-o-sphere will be available in Q2 2010 free of charge to all gwabbit users, including gwabbit for Outlook and the Premium and free versions of gwabbit for BlackBerry, and can be downloaded from http://www.gwabbit.com or BlackBerry App World.
About gwabbit, LLCFounded in 2008, gwabbit (formerly Technicopia, LLC) is the only provider of applications designed to manage the contact cloud. Its flagship product, gwabbit, grabs contact information embedded in emails and automatically updates or creates new contact files. Recipient of the DEMO 09 DEMOgod awards, gwabbit for Outlook and gwabbit for BlackBerry are the fastest ways to manage contacts on a mobile device or desktop. Whether you are on the road or at the desk, gwabbit delivers Email Contact Management (ECM) solutions at a price point you can afford. For more information or to purchase gwabbit, visit http://www.gwabbit.com.
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the worldwide DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying cutting-edge technologies and helping entrepreneurs secure venture funding and establish critical business. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.
Source: gwabbit, LLC
CONTACT: Kristi Kilpatrick of Kilpatrick PR, +1-650-302-6404,
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LONDON, March 30 -- Abadoo Classified Advertising, a relatively new player in the business listings and free ads market, has launched US and European divisions.
Abadoo was launched in the UK in August 2009 as a business listings and classifieds advertising website. The original site can be found here http://www.abadoo.co.uk/. The new locations may be found by clicking through on the UK site or for US Classifieds and for European Classifieds. The site has been growing at a rapid pace over the past few months and looks set to achieve a strong global presence in the world of advertising.
Abadoo offers a simple but effective user interface and it has a unique way of displaying the ads - they appear like tiled business cards. Advertisers may place a free advertisement and have the option of promoting the listing to a paid listing, so that it appears highlighted and at the top of its chosen category. Another benefit of a paid listing is that a live link with link text may be added to the listing pointing at the advertiser's website, which is useful for most businesses that have an internet presence. With the launch of abadoo.org for the US and abadoo.eu for Europe, the site is ideal for small businesses wishing to promote their services to a global or regional audience.
Advertisers can choose the contact details they wish to be displayed on the website and may be contacted anonymously via the site's contact facilities. There is an optional Google map on the listing page showing the location of the listing should the advertiser wish to broadcast their location.
For more information please contact Kim Weston Tel +44-(0)870-777-2309
Telikom Papua New Guinea Deploys Amdocs Compact Convergence for Real-Time Charging, Customer Care and Value-Added Services
Amdocs supports prepaid services delivered across Telikom PNG's fixed -wireless, wireline and high-speed data networks
ST. LOUIS, March 30 -- Amdocs (NYSE:DOX), the leading provider of customer experience systems, announced today that Telikom PNG Ltd. has deployed Amdocs Compact Convergence - a network-connected, integrated solution for convergent real-time charging, customer care, self care and value-added services (VAS). This solution is part of a larger project in which Telrad Networks Ltd., a leading network equipment vendor, is upgrading Telikom PNG's entire network infrastructure.
Amdocs Compact Convergence supports Telikom PNG's fixed-wireless, wireline and high-speed data offerings, including WiMAX, ADSL and broadband satellite including prepaid voice, data and SMS services. "Using a single solution to manage our products, services and pricing offerings, across all our networks, will allow us to focus on expanding and enhancing our core business," said. Peter Loko, chief executive officer at Telikom PNG. "Given the local environment, it's crucial to remain competitive by providing services that consumers want and by keeping operational costs low. The Amdocs Compact Convergence solution will help us do just that."
The Amdocs Compact Convergence solution will be used to introduce new services such as calling cards, top-up vouchers and multi-wallet capabilities that enable subscribers to use a different wallet for a product or service. In addition, the solution includes a multi-lingual interactive voice response (IVR) for self-care services such as balance query, balance announcements, top-ups and money transfer. With a single solution and low maintenance and operational costs, Telikom PNG will reduce its total cost of ownership. Telikom PNG will also be able to strengthen its competitive position with new services and pricing options and offer customers an enhanced and personalized experience.
Specifically designed for growth markets, new technologies and new business models, Amdocs Compact Convergence is a complete network-connected solution which enables service providers to quickly design, launch, charge for and manage new offerings. For further information about Amdocs Compact Convergence, go to: http://www.amdocs.com/Offerings/CES-Portfolio/Convergence/Pages/Compact-Conver gence.aspx.
About Telikom PNG Ltd.
Telikom PNG Limited, a 100 percent government owned company, replaced the former PTC. Telikom PNG provides public telecommunication services in Papua New Guinea, such as fixed network and CDMA services. In addition to voice telephony services, other leased data circuits and internet services are retailed to local service providers.
About Telrad Networks Ltd.
Telrad Networks has been developing carrier-grade communications equipment for more than half a century. Telrad provides development capabilities that focus on integration of core technologies into standardized, Tier-1 carrier-class products. Telrad is devoted to providing a highly flexible development team, allowing its partners and customers a high level of control in the development cycle and product roadmap. Telrad is a privately-owned company founded in 1951. For more information, visit http://www.telrad.com
Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation. The company combines business and operational support systems, service delivery platforms, proven services, and deep industry expertise to enable service providers and their customers to do more in the connected world. Amdocs' offerings help service providers explore new business models, differentiate through personalized customer experiences, and streamline operations. A global company with revenue of $2.86 billion in fiscal 2009, Amdocs has approximately 18,000 employees and serves customers in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://www.amdocs.com.
Amdocs' Forward-Looking Statement
This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2009, filed on December 7, 2009 and our Form 6-K filed for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 on February 8, 2010.
CONTACT: Garland Harwood, Weber Shandwick for Amdocs, +1-212-445-8373,
Velaro Unleashes Real-Time Language Translation in Click-to-Chat with Google Translate(TM)
For the first time businesses and web site visitors can use different languages seamlessly in e-commerce web-based chat
BALTIMORE, March 30 -- Velaro, Inc., the developer of the multi-award winning click-to-chat product, today officially unveiled its real-time chat translation feature powered by Google Translate(TM) translation service. This feature enables the web site visitor and the agents to use completely different languages while inside a web-based chat.
Velaro's click-to-chat translation feature is configurable in a couple ways. The web site visitor can simply select their preferred language from a menu before the live chat session starts. Once selected, Velaro's chat service will automatically update the web site visitor's interface with the selected language. Alternatively, business owners can set entire departments to a specific language, allowing different language-based versions of their web site to automatically offer live chat in the specified language.
"Lightspeed is committed to providing our active trading clients with the best trading technology, risk management solutions, educational tools, and customer service available in the market," said Janice Barrilleaux, Chief Operating Officer, Lightspeed Financial, Inc. "Already a trusted partner, Velaro's new translation service now enables Lightspeed to communicate in real-time with a greater breadth of clients in the language most familiar to them. During a fast-paced, sometimes volatile trading day, having the ability to quickly interact with clients in an efficient way that is most convenient for them is critical to their success and ours. Velaro's click-to-chat translation feature is a welcomed addition to our suite of client-centric services."
A key factor in Velaro's language feature is its simplicity. As language translations take place behind the scenes, it is invisible to both the web site visitors and the agents. The result is a fluid conversation that one would expect from two people speaking the same language.
"E-commerce has become a mainstay for businesses around the world. Year-on-year growth in global e-commerce has been growing at more than 40%. If a company wants to compete in this market it is critical that it be able to conduct business in multiple languages. Velaro has been setting the bar in click-to-chat communication for over 10 years, and this is no exception. Our real-time language translation feature breaks down one of the last significant barriers in the global e-commerce market," stated Alex Bloom, President of Velaro.
Founded in 2000, Velaro is an established leader in click-to-chat and intelligent engagement. Velaro won independently rated live chat awards in '05, '06, '08, '09 and 2010. With 99.98% uptime guaranteed, Velaro is the solution of choice for leading companies such as LG Electronics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MarketStar, Experian, Toro, and Epicor. Visit http://www.velaro.com/ for more information.
Source: Velaro, Inc.
CONTACT: Chad Ritchie, Velaro, Inc., +1-800-983-5276 x741
Chrysler Group LLC to Showcase Live, Mobile TV at New York International Auto Show
Company is First Automaker in the United States to Offer Live, Mobile TV
NEW YORK, March 29 -- -- Company now offers live, mobile TV in eight 2010 model-year vehicles:
Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep® Commander, Dodge
Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Nitro, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500
-- Watch live sports, breaking news, kids' programs and primetime network
shows in the back seat
-- Content includes programming from ABC, ABC Entertainment, ABC Family,
ABC News, Adult Swim Mobile, CBS, CBS College Sports, CBS News, CNBC,
CNN Mobile, COMEDY CENTRAL, Disney Channel, Disney Channel Original
Movies, ESPN, ESPNEWS, ESPN 2, FOX, FOX News Channel, FOX Sports, Fuel
TV, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, NBC2Go, NBC News, NBC Sports, Nickelodeon,
Playhouse Disney, SOAPNet and Speed
-- Feature available now as a Mopar option for $629 plus installation,
includes one-year subscription
-- Mopar's live, mobile TV option includes 3-year/36,000-mile warranty
for new vehicles and a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty on used vehicles
Live, mobile TV is coming to the Big Apple.
Mopar is channeling live, mobile TV into Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram vehicles. The company will showcase its new technology at the 2010 New York International Auto Show.
Chrysler Group LLC is the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV to consumers. The system offers something for everyone: college and professional sports, breaking news, children's shows, primetime sitcoms, reality TV and daytime dramas.
"We are the first automaker in the United States to offer live, mobile TV in more than 100 metropolitan markets," said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer - Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. "Live, mobile TV gives our customers the ultimate in entertainment and it's a great example of how Mopar adds value to our Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands.
"With Mopar's wide range of options and accessories, customers may customize their vehicles to fit their needs and aspirations," Gorlier added. "In addition to accessories, Mopar also supports each brand with excellent customer service, enhanced with cutting-edge service-tool technology including wireless diagnostic."
Until now, the challenge for mobile TV has been to deliver high-quality, uninterrupted coverage in urban environments and at highway speeds. Existing mobile TV systems in the United States either offer limited channels or require larger satellite dishes on vehicle roofs - and a large price tag to match.
Mopar's suggested retail price is $629, plus installation. A one-year pre-paid subscription is included with installation.
The entertainment package is available as a dealer-installed option on the following 2008-2010 model-year vehicles with factory DVD entertainment systems: Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Nitro, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500.
The service also may be added to select 2008-2010 model-year vehicles when new Mopar headrests or seat-top DVD entertainment systems are purchased.
How It Works
Television signals are delivered through a dedicated multicast network built by San Diego-based FLO(TM) TV Inc., a live, mobile TV service provider and a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Inc. FLO TV offers live and time-shifted programming from top entertainment brands.
The service is available in more than 100 major markets and many interstate driving corridors; however, it is not available in some rural areas.
Audiovox Corp., of Hauppauge, NY, supplies FLO TV Auto Entertainment hardware that integrates with Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles' existing entertainment systems and new Mopar 7-inch DVD screen systems. A small antenna, similar in size to a laptop mouse, is mounted on a vehicle's roof to deliver the digital TV signal. Inside the vehicle, the receiver and wiring are installed under the interior trim of the vehicle and are not visible to occupants.
User-friendly wired and wireless remote controls allow viewers to easily surf channels, similar to TV systems at home.
Mopar's live, mobile TV option includes a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on new vehicles or a 12-month/12,000-mile warranty on used vehicles for hardware and installation.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat Group, produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck and Mopar brand vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete effectively on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler's culture of innovation -- first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925 -- and Fiat's complementary technology.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group LLC's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat will contribute world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group LLC to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original equipment parts for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck vehicles, a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide.
More Than 70 Years of Mopar
When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It also was widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s - the muscle-car era. The former Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth "package cars" equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of "special parts" for super stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division, called Mopar Performance Parts, in order to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.
Source: Chrysler Group LLC
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Ironworks Consulting Helps BioSignia Handle Almost 300% Increase in Site Load on 'The Biggest Loser Know Your Number' Website
RICHMOND, Va. and DURHAM, N.C., March 30 -- Ironworks, a management, Web and IT consulting firm, announced today that following an in-depth performance tuning project for BioSignia's website http://www.biggestloserknowyournumber.com, the site handled a 300% increase in site load during Tuesday's airing of NBC's popular reality show "The Biggest Loser."
"Since the start of the 2010 season when the 'Biggest Loser Know Your Number HealthScore' was first used by the contestants and the consumer product was mentioned on the television show as being available online, the site was challenged to meet high user demands," said Randall Bowen, executive vice president of BioSignia. "With Ironworks' help, after our two week performance tuning project, we were able to handle increased site load during and after Tuesday's show, which allowed us to manage a close to 400% increase in visits to the product order page!"
BioSignia engaged Ironworks to review front- and back-end application code, server configuration and analyze the technology stack of the "Biggest Loser Know Your Number" website to handle the upsurge in traffic due to the show's popularity and consumer interest in the "Biggest Loser Know Your Number HealthScore," an at-home health test.
"After analyzing the application and related infrastructure, we identified and helped resolve several areas that improved site performance," said Larry Hoffheimer, Application Management Practice lead at Ironworks Consulting. "The team monitored key performance health metrics throughout the show and the site handled the high traffic without a hiccup."
Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, BioSignia is a leading technology company focused on bringing innovative predictive modeling solutions to the preventive health and life insurance markets. At the core of BioSignia's flagship solution, Know Your Number, is the company's proprietary synthesis modeling approach to chronic disease risk prediction. In 2004, BioSignia received the Disease Management Association of America's prestigious award for Best Enabling Tool for Disease Management. Since then, the company's talented R&D team has continued to advance synthesis modeling, continuously updating it to reflect the ever expanding need for effective chronic disease prevention, management and treatment. For more information, visit http://www.knowyournumber.com.
About Ironworks Consulting
Ironworks is a management, IT and Web consulting firm with one mission -- never fail a client. Ironworks offers expertise to clients nationwide in the practice areas of Strategy and Program Management, Business Process Improvement, User Experience, Content Management, Portal Solutions, Enterprise Search, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Business Intelligence. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., Ironworks also operates from offices in Tysons Corner, Va., Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C., and Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, visit http://www.ironworks.com.
Source: Ironworks Consulting
CONTACT: Jen Moody, Ironworks Consulting, +1-804-591-2555
Fab Labs give everyone, from young children through to entrepreneurs and
businesses, the capability to bring their ideas and inventions to life.
The first UK `Fab Labbers' have already made a `Sky Baby'
folding travel carry cot; a `Crackit Bat' ultra-light beach cricket bat and
model wind turbines. A group of young carers from the Manchester Young
Inventors group are also developing: a baby's bottle with an inbuilt colour
changing temperature gauge; a multi-purpose DIY tool; and a toothbrush with
an inbuilt MP3 player.
Born from an outreach project by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) in inner-city Boston, Fab Labs have exploded around the world. From
urban areas, to the villages of Africa, they are connected by a global video
link network, enabling ideas, designs and knowledge to be shared across
cultures and borders.
The Manufacturing Institute intends its Manchester Fab Lab in East
Manchester's landmark Chips building to be the first of many for the UK. The
Project is supported by the Manchester Innovation Investment Fund,
comprising: The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
(NESTA), the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA), Manchester City Council,
Manchester: Knowledge Capital, and the Commission for the New Economy.
Julie Madigan, Chief Executive of the Manufacturing Institute, said: "Fab
Labs bring together the opportunities and skills to liberate the innovations
of individuals, communities and small businesses. This is a groundbreaking
opportunity to broaden our innovation base and increase crucial invention
skills. It's a proven grass roots approach that will directly benefit the
economy and different parts of the community."
Fab Lab founder Professor Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the Center for
Bits and Atoms at MIT, said: "Fab Labs give people the tools they need to
create technology, to be creative and make the stuff that they can't buy in
the shops. Manchester led the first industrial revolution and now it is at
the centre of a new industrial revolution where anyone can make anything,
anywhere using digital manufacturing."
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said: "Manchester has a
proud history of innovation and Fab Lab will be another first, as well as
another ingredient in the regeneration of east Manchester. This imaginative
project has the power to inspire invention and innovation - bringing together
young and old, businesses and individuals, to empower them to create their
Shepherds in Norway have used their Fab Lab to create mobile phones to
track sheep. In Afghanistan `Fab Labbers' are creating a local telecoms
infrastructure and prosthetic limbs, while in South Africa a government and
business backed project is creating simple internet connected computers that
hook up to televisions and cost just ten dollars each.
The Manchester Fab Lab is free to non-commercial users. Businesses and
inventors can opt to protect their product development ideas by paying to use
the service. It will reverse the top down approach to technological
advancement by empowering everyone to invent.
`Fab Labbers' can use advanced digital and manufacturing technology to
make products out of wood, acrylic, composite moulds, silicon, cardboard,
sheet aluminium, plastics, copper foil and vinyl. There are waxing, chemical
moulding, milling and routing, laser cutting, electronics, textiles,
embroidery, vinyl cutting and 3D scanning and printing facilities.
Complete novices can use the centre and receive help in developing their
own ideas, or in building some of the products made at other Fab Labs using
Source: The Manufacturing Institute
Ed Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44-(0)7530-452529
Bluestar Silicones Launches a New Range of Products for Solar Applications
LYON, France, March 30, 2010-- Bluestar Silicones is launching a new range of solar application
products. The range includes a new high performance adhesive, CAF(R) 530,
which optimises the longevity performance of solar modules.
Bluestar Silicones is launching a new range of silicone products which
will increase the efficiency and longevity of solar modules by extending
their resistance to weather erosion under conditions where performance must
be constant for at least 25 years!
This new range includes mono and bi-component silicone elastomers (RTV 1
& 2) designed for sticking and sealing the frame and junction box as well as
bi-component products designed for the encapsulation of components in the
junction box and of photovoltaic cells. The range, specifically adapted to
the assembly of solar modules, includes high performance products, such as
high performance adhesives on multiple substrates used by the profession,
encapsulation agents with dielectric and exceptional fire resistance
characteristics and transparent encapsulation agents for photovoltaic cells
with very high levels of optical transmittance.
CAF 530, the star of the new solar range
Solar modules demand high performance of their components. The high
performance Bluestar Silicones CAF(R) 530 adhesive guarantees long term
sticking and sealing of the solar module providing long-life protection of
the photovoltaic cells and associated connections against humidity, the main
cause of efficiency troughs in modules over time. Because of its very high
degree of elasticity, the CAF 530 adhesive resists and absorbs differential
dilations of the assembled materials. The use of CAF 530 delivers in
particular reliable, long-life adhesion between the junction box and the rear
panel of the solar module.
For over 30 years, the Technical Service teams have been providing
expertise to Bluestar Silicones customers in very demanding markets
(Aeronautics, Automotive, Household Appliances, Solar, etc.). This high skill
level comes into play with the performance evaluation tests of our products
and assistance in the design of our customer's parts using our silicone
solutions. Bluestar Silicones can also produce prototype equipment series for
its clients or in close collaboration with equipment suppliers, thus
providing a service to match the very high demands of the solar industry.
The development of this new range illustrates Bluestar Group's
determination to become a major sustainable development actor. This
commitment is one of the four company values of Bluestar Silicones. Since it
was founded a quarter of a century ago, The Bluestar Group has always paid
particular attention to protecting the environment. The invention of specific
membranes to allow the filtering of waste water was indeed at the origin of
the creation of the group in 1984.
Created in 2007 with the acquisition of Rhodia Silicones by China
National BlueStar Limited, Bluestar Silicones is a global supplier of
silicones with a turnover of EUR600 million and manufacturing sites in all
regions of the world. Bluestar Silicones is one of the world's leading
manufacturers of completely integrated silicones. With 180 researchers and
over 50 years' experience in silicones, Bluestar Silicones offers a complete
range of silicone products in the fields of release coatings, specialty
elastomers, health products, specialty fluids, emulsions and resins.
LONDON, March 30, 2010-- Jackpotjoy, Gamesys' flagship site and one of the country's largest
online soft gaming operators, have just launched a complete new look and feel
to their seven-year-old site - and the reality is more than just a makeover.
For more on Gamesys, visit: http://www.gamesyscorporate.com
The new site offers a brand new games lobby with more Bingo, a faster
registration process, a sleek new look and places Gamesys in control of some
market leading technology. You can tour the site by visiting http://www.jackpotjoy.com
To find out more about the new platform, we spoke to Gamesys Chief
Operating Officer, Lee Fenton.
"We've always known that Jackpotjoy's strength is its community, so to
help us build something the community would love we asked the members to
share their vision of the perfect gaming site.
"Looking over the suggestions was a real thrill, but it was clear there
were a few key points that everyone agreed on. Everyone wanted a site that
was easier to use, everyone wanted more cheap Bingo and everyone wanted
"We're offering GBP1,000 a day in Guaranteed Free Bingo Jackpots,
alongside even more great value Bingo, including 1p, 2p, and two 5p rooms.
This puts us in a market leading position to cater for the lower spend
"Alongside the value product is a range of headline Star Jackpots, which
include daily GBP1,000, weekly GBP3,000 and monthly GBP10,000 Guaranteed
Jackpots. - http://www.jackpotjoy.com/starjackpots
"We're also offering more high-end Bingo Rooms, Linked Games and loads
more. Picking from a more complete range, in a sleek new Lobby is going to be
quite a thrill for the members."
And the best is yet to come promises Tom Hillary, Gamesys Technical
"One of the major reasons that we stuck with the old site for such a long
time - seven years is an eternity in the digital marketplace - is that I
didn't want to reinvent the wheel just for the sake of it. I wanted the
technology to be at a level that would allow us to make one significant move,
and then return our focus to developing new features.
"The secret to the new technology is that it's incredibly easy to build
on, which means that we'll be able to add features faster than anyone else in
"The new site, and particularly the platform it's built on, has made us
Whatever the future holds for the self-proclaimed home to the best games
and biggest jackpots, we're sure it'll be bright ...
The Gamesys Group was founded by Noel Hayden in April 2001 with a small
team of developers. The aim was to build a profitable online entertainment
business providing Instant Win, Bingo and Casino games to a worldwide
audience using proprietary gaming software.
After eight years, the Group's leading brand Jackpotjoy.com has built an
audience of over 3,000,000 members and pays out in excess of GBP90 million
every month. The success of Jackpotjoy.com has established the Gamesys Group
as one of the UK's leading online gaming businesses. In 2006 they were named
No. 1 in the Microsoft/Sunday Times Tech Track 100 League Table, and they're
now one of only four companies to have appeared on the list four years in a
row. This feat reflects both the company's capacity for sustained growth and
its remarkable resilience during periods of financial instability.
Source: The Gamesys Group
CONTACT: Lee Fenton, Gamesys, +44(0)20-7478-8100, email@example.com
Most Reliable Wireless Network Just Got Better for Customers in Western Kentucky
Integration of Verizon Wireless' and Alltel's Networks Delivers Increased Wireless Voice and Data Coverage in Paducah and Owensboro
PADUCAH, Ky., March 29 -- Verizon Wireless today announced it has completed the integration of its network with that of Alltel in Paducah, Owensboro and surrounding communities to provide customers with clearer reception, fewer dropped calls and more coverage, including stronger in-building coverage.
Verizon Wireless' voice and high-speed 3G data network combined with that of Alltel creates the largest wireless network footprint in the United States. The integration in Daviess, Graves, McCracken and Marshall counties enables more customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive email and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos; and download music, games and ringtones.
"The addition of Alltel's network to the Verizon Wireless network provides our customers with unmatched coverage in and around Paducah and Owensboro," said Greg Haller, president-Kentucky/Indiana/Michigan Region, Verizon Wireless. "Our high-speed 3G broadband wireless network is the largest and most reliable in the United States, and network reliability is the No. 1 reason customers choose and stay with Verizon Wireless. We are committed to continuing to perfect our network so that our customers in Kentucky know they can depend on us every time they use their wireless devices."
Verizon Wireless has been preparing to integrate Alltel's network since completing its purchase of the company more than a year ago. Alltel's 3G data network has been upgraded to the latest revision of wireless broadband technology to enable faster delivery of data services, including email and browsing the Internet.
Verizon Wireless has invested more than $55 billion since it was formed -- $5.5 billion on average every year -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its premier nationwide network and to add new services. Since 2000, Verizon Wireless has invested $307 million on improvements to its wireless network in Kentucky.
About Verizon Wireless in Kentucky
In Kentucky, Verizon Wireless has more than 150 employees and 120-plus locations including company-owned retail stores, indirect agents and national retailers.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ)(NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD). For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
AVIATION WEEK Cybersecurity Report Details Recent Cyber Attacks, Government Policies and Industry Best Practices
Articles and interactive website help A&D companies protect networks, ensure security, and pursue new business opportunities
NEW YORK, March 29 -- AVIATION WEEK today launched an in-depth cybersecurity report in print and online that reviews the global spread, growing scale and diversified nature of cyber attacks, as well as governments' and the aerospace & defense (A&D) industry's response to these threats. An analysis of the crucial issues, new regulations, best practices and business opportunities are provided in this week's double issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology and online at http://aviationweek.com/cyber, and will also be discussed at the A&D Cybersecurity Forum this week in Washington, D.C.
"President Barack Obama has made network protection for the military and defense contractors that provide military technologies a top priority," said Anthony L. Velocci, Jr., editor-in-chief of Aviation Week & Space Technology. "Cybersecurity must be integrated into how the A&D industry does business, and our special report in print and online, as well as discussions at the Forum, help identify the best ways to implement security measures that effectively address cyber threats."
Designed to arm companies with cost-effective strategies and insights, articles in the special report highlight what companies are currently doing to protect their networks such as cyber protection embedded into products, ways that cybersecurity presents new business opportunities, and challenges when hiring and training cyber experts. The online companion to the print issue provides additional insights, including a look at recent cyber attacks, reported victims and suspected perpetrators, and the agencies responsible for developing government policies and industry standards. Best practices are also included online and will be discussed at length by A&D executives, government agencies, and security experts during the Cybersecurity Forum in D.C. on March 31 and April 1.
AVIATION WEEK, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries, and includes http://aviationweek.com/, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report, The Weekly of Business Aviation, World Aerospace Database, AVIATION WEEK Intelligence Network, and MRO Prospector. The group also produces major events around the world.
About The McGraw-Hill Companies
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts, Capital IQ, J.D. Power and Associates, McGraw-Hill Construction and Aviation Week. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2009 were $5.95 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.
Source: AVIATION WEEK
CONTACT: Joe D'Andrea, Director of Sales Development & Marketing,
AVIATION WEEK, +1-212-904-3780, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa
Jaycox, Communications Specialist, The McGraw-Hill Companies Information &
Media, +1-212-512-3272, email@example.com
Cleversafe Responds to Cloud Security Challenges with Cleversafe 2.0 Software Release
Addresses information security core principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability within virtualized and cloud storage infrastructures
CHICAGO, March 29 -- Cleversafe Inc., the leader in resilient storage solutions ideally suited for storage clouds and massive digital archives, announced its Cleversafe 2.0 software to address the cloud security challenges existing with legacy storage approaches. With this new release, Cleversafe addresses the core principles of information security - confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA).
Given that security vulnerabilities for data most often occur when multiple copies of data are retained and replicated, according to a 2009 Verizon Business Data Breach Report, the best defense against such breaches is to avoid retaining the data in the first place. The report also recommends minimizing the retention and replication of data. Users leveraging Cleversafe's approach to storing data eliminates this threat, while also preventing disclosure of information to unauthorized individuals or systems.
Cleversafe's Dispersed Storage(TM) technology, which has been in the market for more than two years, seamlessly and securely divides data into slices, and then disperses them to multiple storage nodes typically across three or four data centers. Each individual slice is unrecognizable as data and therefore inherently secure, whereas a defined threshold of slices can be used to bit-perfectly recreate the original data. This approach replaces costly replication with only a 30-60 percent storage expansion and yet has even higher availability than four replicated copies.
Cleversafe's approach solves the problems of traditional perimeter security - which does not work in a virtualized or cloud infrastructure. Customers value the approach of how securing the confidentiality of data shifts from securing the perimeter to transforming data to be inherently secure.
Key functionality enhancements within Cleversafe 2.0 align with the CIA principles of information security:
-- Securing data in a multi-tenancy environment is possible with
Cleversafe's 2.0 SecureSlice(TM) confidentiality, which virtualizes
data using keyless encryption and advanced secret sharing techniques,
making slices unrecognizable and inherently secure. Although common
advice is to encrypt data in the cloud; key management, bulk
encryption, and re-encryption after compromise present serious
challenges to cloud storage. Cleversafe solves all these problems with
a keyless encryption approach. Customers are in control of
reconstructing their data, with the confidence that their data is
inherently secure in motion or at rest because the original data can't
be recognized without access to a threshold number of slices.
-- PerfectBits(TM) integrity, included in Cleversafe 2.0, guarantees
bit-perfect data storage and delivery. With both slice level integrity
checking and data level integrity checking, data is verified as
bit-perfect each and every time before being delivered. This ensures
data cannot be modified without authorization, and detects malicious
threats. PerfectBits integrity also proactively monitors and corrects
data integrity through an intelligent background process on storage
nodes. Proactive error correction is crucial for long-term archives
and massive digital stores where information isn't frequently
-- Cleversafe 2.0 includes features to enable upgrade, expansion, and
migration with an always-on architecture. Zero downtime upgrades, hot
swap disk replacement, storage and performance expansion without
interruption, and an architecture that tolerates six or more
simultaneous failures, helps cloud storage providers deliver on their
SLAs. SmartWrite(TM) assurance guarantees availability for writing
data by ranking Slicestor nodes, whereas SmartRead(TM) optimizes
content distribution, even under failure conditions of storage nodes,
or an unbalanced network. These features are table stakes for
dispersed storage platforms.
This new release follows on the recent expansions to the Cleversafe hardware platform. Last month, Cleversafe expanded its hardware platform with 8 and 24TB storage capacities for storage nodes and an all-in-one storage cabinet for enterprise-class data centers. This allows customers to scale from terabytes to petabytes of storage for large digital content files, such as videos, audio files and images. These hardware progressions also provide the foundation for Cleversafe 2.0 improved resiliency enhancements.
"A number of vendors are now vying for leadership in the race to create a secure data abstraction layer," said John Webster, Senior Partner of Evaluator Group. "With the release of Cleversafe 2.0, Cleversafe demonstrates a clear lead."
"The landscape of storage is changing as data continues to proliferate exponentially," said Chris Gladwin, CEO of Cleversafe. "Typical cloud security approaches include replication to increase availability, which incurs tremendous overhead expenses and compromises confidentiality. Encryption alone isn't gaining momentum for the cloud as additional challenges, such as key management, are introduced. Cleversafe has committed its research and resources to ensure information resiliency by architecting it into the DNA of our storage platform, thereby decreasing costs and complexity for organizations deploying cloud storage."
Cleversafe is the leader in resilient storage solutions, ideally suited for storage clouds and massive digital archives. For organizations who value assurance in confidentiality, data integrity, and limitless availability, Cleversafe provides information resiliency built directly into the storage system DNA. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit http://www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTACT: Greg Funaro, Lois Paul & Partners, for Cleversafe,
Eurotech Introduce a New Intel(R) Atom(TM) Based Industrial Compact Enclosure (ICE)
CAMBRIDGE, England, March 30, 2010-- Eurotech have added the Intel Atom based Catalyst EC ICE to their already
comprehensive range of Industrial Compact Enclosures.
The Catalyst EC ICE is ideal for applications such as Remote Telematics,
Wireless Data Acquisition, Multimedia and Process Control. It provides all
the benefits of Intel's latest Atom LPIA architecture in a rugged enclosure
comprising of a processor module and carrier board. The rugged CE compliant
system offers a high performance, low power consumption fanless solution,
which is compatible with all major desktop and embedded operating systems.
The Catalyst EC ICE comes with a comprehensive range of onboard
peripherals, and offers expansion possibilities via a PCI Express Mini Card
socket. Local storage is provided by an internal solid-state, or mechanical
Availability - The Catalyst EC ICE is available now.
Eurotech offer a range of embedded platforms and devices
qualified for the Industrial, Transportation and Defence markets. These
products cover requirements ranging from embedded boards for integration into
users own devices, through to a range of standard enclosure systems qualified
for the intended application. Design services providing customised variants
of these products, or complete ground up product designs are also available.
When coupled with the embedded operating systems and software frameworks,
Eurotech is able to deploy on these platforms; this total capability in
embedded systems allows Eurotech to offer its clients the optimum balance of
time to market, long term supply stability, system reliability and cost.
Eurotech is present in Europe, North America, China and Japan.
Eurotech develop digital technologies for a better world, making every day
life safer and more comfortable, today and for tomorrow.
Clearwire Launches Retail and Expands Sales for CLEAR(TM) 4G Mobile Internet Service in Houston
John Smith named CLEAR general manager for the Houston market Consumers and businesses now have access to mobile Internet service several times faster than 3G Clearwire launches largest 4G Citywide Network by square miles in U.S. 4G mobile Internet promotion available for the first two months with $50 service credit at Clear.com
HOUSTON, March 29 -- Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) announced today the expansion of its sales operations for CLEAR's super fast mobile Internet service throughout greater Houston. The company also named John Smith as general manager for the Houston market.
With CLEAR, consumers and businesses can access the Internet wirelessly, at true broadband speeds - at home, in the office, and on the go anywhere in the CLEAR coverage area. CLEAR covers more than 1,900 square miles and more than 4 million people. Regionally, service extends as far north as Conroe and northeast as Kingwood; as far west as Katy and southwest as Richmond/Rosenburg; as far south as Alvin and southeast as Clear Lake; as far east as Baytown. CLEAR will also cover Lake Jackson.
"CLEAR is thrilled to bring to Houston residents, businesses and visitors an Internet experience similar to what they're used to having at home or the office, anywhere around town or on the go," said John Smith, Clearwire general manager, Houston. "We're pleased to complete our Texas service launch with a valuable new category of Internet service designed to make people's lives more enjoyable and more productive."
A CLEAR Difference
The CLEAR customer experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short-range limitations of a traditional Internet hotspot. CLEAR uses a wireless 4G technology that differs from Wi-Fi called WiMAX, which provides service areas measured in miles, not feet. Furthermore, CLEAR gives you average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.*
As the Internet integrates deeper into daily life, the opportunities to stay connected and be productive are enhanced by CLEAR in numerous ways. For example:
-- A mobile professional no longer needs to seek out Wi-Fi hotspots or be
constrained by the speeds and limitations of 3G modem cards;
-- A college student or retiree can now have affordable Internet service
to meet their needs at home, on campus and on-the-go;
-- A commuter can now work or access entertainment sites like Hulu or
Pandora on the way to and from home;
-- A busy parent can now have full Internet connectivity for kids
studying or playing games in the back of the family minivan.
For these and many other customers, CLEAR's simple and innovative pricing provides ultimate flexibility. CLEAR's mobile and residential plans can be purchased by the day or by the month, with several no-service-contract options available. Home Internet service plans start at $30 (USD) per month. CLEAR 4G mobile Internet plans start at $40 per month. For a limited time, customers in Houston can take advantage of CLEAR's online-only mobile Internet promotion with plans starting at $15 per month for the first two months after a $50 service credit with a two-year service agreement. This online promotion is available at http://www.clear.com.
Additional savings are available for customers purchasing a combination of services such as home-and-mobile or mobile-and-mobile options. Combination plans start at $55 per month.
True road warriors will benefit from the speed and reach of the CLEAR 4G+ dual-mode 4G/3G service. CLEAR 4G+ offers customer access to the entire Clearwire 4G network and 3G mobile Internet service outside the CLEAR service area. CLEAR 4G+ is available for $55 per month.
Visitors or occasional users with a WiMAX enabled device can also purchase a convenient day pass for $10.
Full details about CLEAR products, service plans and options for business customers can be found online at http://www.clear.com, at a CLEAR retail store or by visiting an authorized CLEAR dealer. Beginning today at CLEAR retail stores and authorized dealer locations throughout the area. CLEAR retail stores in Houston are located at: First Colony Mall, Kay Mills Mall, Willowbrook Mall, The Woodlands Mall and Baybrook Mall. Additional stores will open later this Spring at the Galleria and Memorial City Mall.
CLEAR service is also available from a number of other outlets including Best Buy, Frys, MicroCenter and RadioShack.
Simply Plug-In and Go
CLEAR offers several simple choices for broadband connectivity.
-- Clear USB Modem and Clear 4G+ Mobile: Mobile users simply plug-in
CLEAR's compact, mobile WiMAX-enabled USB modem into their laptop to
get online. From Ubee, the USB modem is available for only $64.99 or
leased for just $3.99 per month. Customers can purchase the modem from
a store or online. Customers who travel across the U.S. may purchase
the Clear 4G+ mobile USB, a dual-mode (4G/3G) modem from CLEAR. The
dual-mode capabilities give the truly mobile user access to nationwide
3G network service whenever the Clear 4G service is not available. The
4G+ mobile USB is available to lease for only $5.99 per month.
-- Residential Data & Voice Services: For residential service, CLEAR
offers customers a wireless high-speed modem, about the size of a
small book. Customers simply plug the modem into a power outlet
anywhere in their home or office and connect the modem to their PC or
wireless router. This enables consumers and businesses to install
high-speed Internet service without the need to schedule an
appointment, drill holes in their walls, or otherwise disrupt their
day. The Clear Home Modem Series G, a residential modem from Gemtek,
can be purchased for $79.99 or leased for just $4.99 monthly.
Residential customers can also add in-home voice service with purchase
of the Clear Voice Adapter. There are 3 packages to choose - Basic
Home Clear Internet with Voice, Get Two, or Get Three all with flat
-- Clear Spot: With the Clear Spot, any existing, off-the-shelf Wi-Fi
device (compatible with 802.11b/g) can connect to CLEAR's mobile WiMAX
network. The Clear Spot creates a personal Wi-Fi hotspot that travels
with consumers anywhere they happen to be within CLEAR's mobile WiMAX
service area. This $139.99 device is a portable, battery-powered
router that seamlessly connects up to eight standard Wi-Fi-enabled
devices (computers, mobile phones, portable gaming, consoles, cameras,
etc.) to the Internet via a Clear USB modem to access CLEAR's mobile
WiMAX network. The Clear Spot is compatible with both the Clear 4G and
Clear 4G+ mobile USB dual-mode service options.
Intel Embedded WiMAX Laptops:
On April 1, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook featuring the Intel® Atom(TM) processor N450 with embedded 4G technology will be available for customers through select CLEAR retail locations, telesales and http://www.clear.com. This addition will further extend the company's leadership in 4G mobile computing. Today, Clearwire customers can select from one of 30 different 4G-ready Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 embedded netbooks and notebooks from leading manufacturers including Dell, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Samsung, and Toshiba. The Mini 10 will be available for $249.99 after instant rebate.
Clearwire 4G Markets in 2010
Clearwire's 4G network will expand to numerous markets around the country, and services will be offered by different service providers depending on the market. The company previously indicated that some of its new 4G markets scheduled to launch in 2010 include: New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, and the San Francisco Bay Area. By the end of 2010, Clearwire's 4G network is expected to cover up to 120 million people in places such as: Los Angeles, Miami, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Salt Lake City.
Clearwire Communications, LLC, an operating subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR), offers a robust suite of advanced high-speed Internet services to consumers and businesses. As part of a multi-year network build-out plan, Clearwire's 4G service, called CLEAR(TM), will be available in major metropolitan areas across the U.S., and bring together an unprecedented combination of speed and mobility. Clearwire's open all-IP network, combined with significant spectrum holdings, provides unmatched network capacity to deliver next generation broadband access. Strategic investors include Intel Capital, Comcast, Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, and Bright House Networks. Clearwire currently provides 4G service, utilizing mobile WiMAX technology, in 28 markets throughout the U.S. The Company also provides pre-WiMAX communications services in 30 markets across the U.S. and a combination of other high-speed Internet and 4G services in five markets in Europe. Headquartered in Kirkland, Wash., additional information about Clearwire is available at http://www.clearwire.com.
* Speed claims based on download speeds only. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. CLEAR performance claim is based on average download user speeds achieved during tests performed on the CLEAR commercial network by CLEAR. Other carrier performance based on their advertised claims.
This release, and other written and oral statements made by Clearwire from time to time, contains forward-looking statements which are based on management's current expectations and beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events made with information that is currently available. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, management's expectations regarding future financial and operating performance and financial condition; proposed transactions; network development and market launch plans; strategic plans and objectives; industry conditions; the strength of the balance sheet; and liquidity and financing needs. The words "will," "would," "may," "should," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "intend," "expect," "believe," "target," "designed," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on such forward- looking statements, which are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of Clearwire's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from such statements. Some factors that could cause actual results to differ are:
-- We are an early-stage company with a history of operating losses and
we expect to continue to realize significant net losses for the
-- Our current and future plans are subject to a number of conditions and
uncertainties, including among others, our ability to manage ongoing
market development activities (including the development of over
10,000 sites), our performance in launched markets and our access to
-- We regularly evaluate our plans, and we may elect to pursue new or
alternative strategies which we believe would be beneficial to our
business, including among other things, modifying the pace at which we
build our 4G mobile broadband networks, augmenting our network
coverage in markets we launch, changing our sales and marketing
strategy and or acquiring additional spectrum.
-- If our business fails to perform as we expect, or if we elect to
pursue new plans or strategies, we may be required to raise
substantial additional financing, and if we are unable to raise such
financing on acceptable terms we may need to modify our plans
-- We may fail to realize all of the anticipated benefits of the
transactions with Sprint and the strategic investors.
-- We are committed to using commercially reasonable efforts to deploy
wireless broadband networks based solely on mobile WiMAX technology,
even if there are alternative technologies available in the future
that are technologically superior or more cost effective.
-- We currently depend on our commercial partners to develop and deliver
the equipment for our legacy and mobile WiMAX networks.
-- Many of our competitors are better established and have significantly
greater resources, and may subsidize their competitive offerings with
other products and services.
-- Our substantial indebtedness and restrictive debt covenants could
limit our financing options and liquidity position and may limit our
ability to grow our business.
-- Sprint Nextel Corporation owns a majority of our shares, resulting in
Sprint holding a majority voting interest in the Company, and Sprint
may have, or may develop in the future, interests that may diverge
from other stockholders.
-- Future sales of large blocks of our common stock may adversely impact
our stock price. For a more detailed description of the factors that
could cause such a difference, please refer to Clearwire's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the information
under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K
filed on February 24, 2010. Clearwire assumes no obligation to update
or supplement such forward-looking statements.
Source: Clearwire Communications, LLC
CONTACT: Chris Comes of Clearwire Media Relations, mobile,
+1-312-282-0539, office, +1-847-993-9661, email@example.com; or
Mike DiGioia of JLM Partners, mobile, +1-206-819-9032, office,
+1-206-381-3600, firstname.lastname@example.org, for Clearwire Communications, LLC
Infinity Info Systems Launches CRM Success Program for Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Helping Businesses Strengthen Customer Relationships, Drive Efficiencies and Increase Profitability
NEW YORK, March 29 -- Infinity Info Systems today announced the launch of their CRM Success Program for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The program offers leading-edge insights on how customer relationship management (CRM) and business analytics technologies enable organizations to better understand, grow and engage customers. The Program benefits organizations that are currently using Microsoft Dynamics CRM or other CRM applications, as well as those organizations without a CRM system.
Companies joining Infinity's CRM Success Program are eligible for:
-- Free CRM Assessment: Infinity will assess current CRM systems and
processes, and then deliver a set of recommendations to help meet
goals and objectives.
-- Free Trial: Those not currently using Microsoft Dynamics CRM can try
it free for 30 days. And eligible Salesforce.com and Oracle CRM On
Demand customers can get Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online at no charge
for six months.
-- CRM Roadmap Planning: Upgrade, architecture and integration advice,
and early visibility into the roadmap for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
-- Free Online Training: Monthly seminars addressing the latest trends,
technologies and best-practices driving CRM success today.
"In today's environment, businesses need to build stronger and deeper relationships with customers using solutions that are fast, flexible and affordable," said Brad Wilson, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM. "Initiatives such as the CRM Success Program demonstrate Infinity Info Systems' commitment to its clients' needs, and its cost-effective solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM are helping make business success a reality."
Companies can sign up for the CRM Success Program at http://www.infinitymscrm.com/success. Infinity Info Systems is a Gold Certified Microsoft CRM Partner, a member of 2009 President's Club for Microsoft Dynamics and was awarded 2009 Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year Finalist.
"After evaluating several CRM consulting firms, it was clear that Infinity Info Systems was the right match for us. Not only did they provide all the technical know-how, but they gained a deep understanding of our processes and special needs," said Shirley Berenstein, Director of Public Information for AHRC New York City. "Thanks to Infinity, we're now able to operate, market and communicate services to our various constituencies far better than ever before."
"Our number one commitment at Infinity is helping organizations utilize CRM technologies to improve their business performance," said Yacov Wrocherinsky, founder and CEO, Infinity Info Systems. "Through our CRM Success Program for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we're excited to help companies drive efficiencies and increase profitability."
About Infinity Info Systems
Founded in 1987, Infinity Info Systems develops customer relationship management (CRM) and business analytics solutions for clients in the financial services, life sciences, business services, nonprofit, media and manufacturing/distribution industries around the world. Infinity's technology solutions, services, training and support help organizations become more profitable by improving sales, marketing and customer service effectiveness. Infinity has trained more than 130,000 professionals and successfully implemented more than 3,500 CRM systems. For more information contact us at 800.354.4228 or visit us online at http://www.infinityinfo.com.
AT&T Expands 24 Mbps U-verse High Speed Internet to all 120 U-verse TV Markets
DALLAS, March 29 -- AT&T* is giving more consumers a faster broadband choice that doesn't break the bank. AT&T today announced the expansion of AT&T U-verse(SM) High Speed Internet Max Turbo to every U-verse market, offering broadband speeds of up to 24 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream.
Available today for AT&T U-verse residential and small business customers, Max Turbo is the fastest Internet package available from the nation's leading provider of broadband services. AT&T U-verse services are offered in 120 markets across 22 states. Max Turbo was initially launched in Austin, San Antonio and St. Louis in December 2009.
"Max Turbo is the latest example of how we're bringing consumers and small businesses the choice of better services and faster speeds with AT&T U-verse," Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "With a large majority of U-verse TV customers bundling U-verse Internet, we know we're giving our customers the broadband choice they want. Customers value our high-quality and integrated bundle of award-winning U-verse TV, fast Internet and voice and wireless services, and they love that we're continually adding more to improve their experience -- more features, more apps and more speed."
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Max Turbo is available to eligible residential customers for $65 a month as part of a bundle with AT&T U-verse TV. Professional standard installation is included for new U-verse TV customers, and current U-verse Internet residential and small business customers can upgrade their package at any time.
AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Max Turbo is available to eligible small business customers for $95 a month.
In addition to more speed, U-verse Internet customers have the freedom to enjoy their broadband connection in more places -- all at no extra cost. U-verse Internet customers can stay connected with on-the-go access to the nation's largest Wi-Fi network with more than 20,000 AT&T Wi-Fi(SM) hotspots. Consumers and small businesses can visit http://www.attwifi.com for a list of AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the U.S.
AT&T is the nation's largest provider of wireless and wireline broadband service, with 17.3 million broadband subscribers, including 2.1 million U-verse broadband connections as of the fourth quarter of 2009. More than 90 percent of U-verse TV customers bundle U-verse High Speed Internet.
Residential customers who bundle U-verse TV and Internet services enjoy several innovative applications, powered by AT&T's Internet Protocol (IP)-based network. For example, U-verse TV and Internet customers have the ability to program DVR recordings from their Web-connected mobile phone or PC; view personalized, on-screen weather, sports, traffic and stock information via AT&T U-bar; and the ability to view personalized tournament brackets on their U-verse TV screen during college basketball season. AT&T U-verse TV ranked "Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the South and West Regions Two Years in a Row," according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction Studies(SM).
For additional information on AT&T U-verse -- or to find out if it's available in your area -- visit http://www.att.com/u-verse, call 800-ATT-2020 or visit your local AT&T retail location.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet and voice services. AT&T offers the best wireless coverage worldwide, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(SM) and AT&T | DIRECTV(SM) brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T's Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations are known for their leadership in directory publishing and advertising sales. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE® magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies.
AT&T U-verse services are provided by AT&T local telephone companies. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse. Call or go to http://www.uverse.att.com to see if you qualify. Customizing options require AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Service. Wireless phone with Internet access required and standard data charges may apply. Mobile Remote Access: AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet Account required. Standard data charges may apply.
Based on non-municipal company- owned and -operated hotspots. Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See http://www.attwifi.com for additional services, details and locations.
AT&T U-verse received the highest numerical score among television service providers in the South and West in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008-2009 Residential Television Service Satisfaction Studies(SM). 2009 study based on 28,118 total responses from measuring providers in the South (13) and West (10) regions and measures consumer satisfaction with television service. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January, March and June, 2009. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com
Source: AT&T Inc.
CONTACT: Jill Rountree of AT&T Inc., +1-512-495-7186,